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"In Secret Have I Said JVothing."- 


VOL III. NO. 1. 


WHOLE NO. 105 

The Christian Cynosute. 

No. 11 tValiasb Ayenue, Chicago. 

(Juts turns bellied uud Unsettled. 

Progress is stamped upon every in- 
terest which the irnu>orlal mind makes 

toes, literature and every branch o 
learning. There is progress m a^ricul 

general spread of intelligence, the dis- 
semination of thought, the methods of 
travel, and in almost every thing 
which looks to ihe elevation of the 

Nor does advancement at>p with aes- 
thetic culture aid material growth. 
The appreuauoo of the principles of 
law are better understood, and the 
the study of theulogy and its fitness 
for a fallen race is receiving new teals 
and strains, and the -'deep sea sound- 
ings" of Huly Writ have developed in a 
wonderful degree, the fact that the 
science of theology has a field wide as 
the heavens and deep as doum. 

With the spinning wheels and stage 
coaches of a by-gone generation, many 
questions that ouce agitated the con- 
science and country have been stowed 
away among the r-hes of ihe past. Dis- 
putes aV>!>ui tariffs and public lands, 
slave territory and state rights, pedo- 
baptism, aotinomianism. freet,race, and 
predestination have each had their day. 

They were questions of mighty im- 
port in their time6, and the profouud- 
est men of the ag. : aided in their final 

tied by ballots and some by battles; 
some by discussion and others by com- 
mon cunsent have vanished away. 

Sjngs and cider once might decide 
who should b-^ president of the United 
States, and shape the national destiny 

merchant priucen and money cha 
become millionaires!" The qui 

What shall be done with men wiio 

But while dead issues of material and 
,oral nature in their old forms are 
irust away to clumber in the- garret- 

mi. i 

ligbty i 

thought and action to be up and at the 
front in every good word and work. 
New questions are coming up, than 

among the people who found a home 

ita swords beneath the very eaves of 
our dwelling. Th»y are the trade-un 
iona of tbe manufacturing Atlantic olop^, 
the granges of the agricultural interior, 
the order of the Creseot of the Pacific 
■lope, the colored protectionists of the 

Gulf I: 

oath and secrecy are pledged to support 
no man for office who is not colored. 

— Free masonry — which shadows lh( 
earth like a Javnn Upsi, must be set 

Then there is the question of infidel- 
ity which is seeking through its regu 
lar organizations, and by every privat-. 

the behests of theoretical and practical 

These are practical questions. They 
are raised by voice and vote, by individ" 
ual effm and thoroughly organized so- 
cieties, They are brought to the front 

legislative hall, and like a recoiling 
breaker they sprinkle their spray over 
our tea tables, and ebb away through 

storm, ba? always been bewildered. 
ft cannot bridle tbe cyclone, it cannot 

see the wild lee shore all strewn with 
rock-bound coast ever needed a pilot 

Woe betide that man or organization 
which now cannot and does not call to 
his aid the power of the Holiest and 
Highest— the Saviour of the world. 

In him is needed an all-conquering 
confidence. Thai alone can save. The 
iroh will of one ftout heart shall make 
a thousand quail. A feehle dwarf, 
d auntlesBly resolved has turned many a 
tide of batile, by rallying giants who 
would have fled. 

Then few and feeble though we he, 
that is none of our business since God 
calls us with pillars of cloud and fire to 
the front. Courage is akin to power, 
because it holds a steady ste ady faith in 
an Arm Almighty. Then let us on to 
the confl.ct. Henry Kirk White has 
well said: 

7t«w "The pious man 

Ia this bad world, where mists and couch- 
Side heaven's hue circlet, springs aloft in 

Above the threatning clouds to the fields 
'if ether, "'here tbe dav is never veiled 

y back, from man con 

u plays. 
— Am. Wesleyan 

, Chri 

i from 


mtled mmt be willing to "take our 
>ledge for life." Many, we dare 8 ay, 
eading this, suppose that our -'pledge" 
las ragard exclusively to total absti- 






of his 

erhood. The whole of this pledge or 
"solemn obligation," the order of the 
initiation, and other services, etc., are 
contained in a book called the ''Ritu- 
d," respecing which the law ia — *■ No 

or personally possess rituals or officers' 
cuds for his own use; they can only 
be sold to lodges as such, and, before 
new ones are supplied, the old ones 
must be returned to tbe Grand Lud^e." 
Hardly able to believe that we read 
this law rightly — that a bjok we bad 
heard extolled (by Templars) ai one of 
the grandest productions in the lan- 
guage, which is in relation to tbe order 
what the liturgy is to the Episc >pal 
church, wa< really withheld from the 
public — we applied to grand worthies 
and to the head office for a copy, so that 
we night decide for ourselves respect- 
ing it, but were cooly informed that 
we could not have it either for love nor 
money. What the eolemn obligation 
was " we should be informed before 
(just before) taking it, and would then 

have the opportunity of withdrawing;" 
but the liturgy, in which we should 
afterwords have to join, " wo mustlake 
entirely on faith" — faith in the inde- 
pendent order of Good Templars. "We 
have not so learned Christ;" and we 
submit whether tbe fact that this "Book 
of Ritual," with which every member 

held — not only from his careful study, 
but from his very si^ht — be not in it- 

elf suffi 

■ pre* 

ing the thought for 
becoming a good Templar) 

It so happened, however, that while 
making inquiry respecting the order, 
we received by post from a frend two 
pamphlets on the very subject — one by 
the Rev. J. Kerr, a director of the 
Greenock Total Abstinence Society, on 
"Secret Societies;" the other by the 
Rev. J. Heron, Kdrea, on '-Good Tem- 
plarism, not good Christianity." Both 
pamphlets are published by C. Ailchi- 
son, Castle Place, Belfast, and we 
strongly recommend the p=ritsal of 
them to those wishing to understand 
the nature and tendencies of this and 
kindred organizations. These authors, 
in a way perfectly honorable to them- 


important and lengthy extracts from it. 
We have tbut obtained, without pass- 
sing through the ordeal of initiation, a 
little information respecting the con- 
tents of this boob; and, though we arc 
unable to join in the laudation of it, 
aud cannot help pitying the taste of 
its admirers, we do admit that the vow 

marriage, "should not be thoughtless- 
ly or lightly entered into." At a cer 
tain stage of a ceremony lasting the 

really wonder how sober, sensible men 
can go through, the candidate for 
Templar orders and honors, standing 
before the altar, on which rests an 
open Bible, with his hand on his 

not reveal any of the private work or 

entitled to know the same, and that in 
all things he will yield a cheerful ole- 

ic to all o 

Then follow 
, be tbe one i 


mony with the principles of the order; 
after which, the worthy chaplain in- 
forms the candidate that "a Good Tem- 

adjures him, "as you value your stand- 
ing here, and your peace in eternity, 
keep that vow sacred to the end of life. ' 
Now, we may he told that these words 
do not refer to this, and do not mean 
that, and have regard only to the other 
thing; but what we have to do is sim- 
ply to take them in their plain gram- 
matical meaning, and look at what 
they imply. Apart from every gloss 
which may now be put on them, they 
bind the party to two things, which 

Here is a pledge of submission, a "prom- 
ise of cheerful obedience to all the laws, 
rules and usages of the order I" Ob- 

with "solemn ritea" and " sacred 

we ask, Can anyone, under the 
prom se of a life-long ohedieno- 
fellowship with 



fossion that vo< 
there is the vow of e 

■\nd tin-! 


it he under*iands by tbnt, and 
{.■lu»ively this secrecy refers to. 
e the words of the '-obligation" 
,ny of tbe private 


anyone not entitled to know the 
same." What the private work 01 
butinesB of this order is now, 
or may at any future time be, the cin- 
didate, like ourselves, has no means oi 

very great effort of the imagination to 

in lodges composed, as we have seen 
such lodges may be, of all characters 

lodge or order thought "not entitled to 
know the same." No society, secular 
or sacred, has any authority to require 

justified in entering into such a vow. 
It is a sin against the family, the 

church, and the community of which 

of this secrt-cy, Good Templar books 
ItJI us that familii-s and churches are 



If any family were to bring 

bers under any such obligation a 1 

family something terribly wrong; if 
any church dared thus to act, it would 
cease that mement lo be a church of 
Christ. One large church in our own 

ed, refused to allow their school-room 
for the meeting place of one of these 

secrecy, we should have Pandemoniun 
on earth. There are deeds of darknes 
besides drunkenness, which the leelo 
tal pledge will not keep out of a man' 

plar lodge, which may at some tim 
lorm a pait of the pnrate workorbus 

tian should not go. The low vulgarity 
of the raps, grips, signs aud passwords, 
>y which this brotherhood is united, 



have thought no Christian genllemar 
or lady could have come down to b< 
mixed up with or employ, Notwith- 
standing facts, we say, "These things 
ought not so to be." 


is, we think, a reason why Christians 
ought not to join— at least, why the 
members of our churches should not 
identify themselves with it. As we 
have said, the "Book of ritual," which 
contains, we believe, the order for the 

eerting that its theologyand heathen- 
ism are BUch as that no Christian 
should use it in the worship of God. 
If may contain some truth, but it is not 
'■the truth as it iB in Jesus." Apart 
from this no small matter, "Good Tem- 
plarism," says the Manchester Exam- 
iner and Times of May 2d, may be 

lilt l&l 

. oft. 

■ction of the grt 

a refor 

They appeal to the esthetic and spirit- 
ual nature of their members by enlist- 
ing their aid in the performance of a 
highly ornate religious service, set in 
liturgical form, and accompanied by 
ritualistic observances. The lower 
outward senses of mere sight and hear- 
ing, are also powerfully appealed to. 
The eye is dazzled with displays o! 
glittering regalia, aud the tickled ear 
is gratified by the frequent and digm- 
louth-filling title*." 

All t 

ted, faul 

tended for in the tracts and pamphlets 
of the order. In regard to it, we 
.-imply ask, whether the ministers and 
members of churches, who preach and 
speak of the ritualism of the Romish 
and Puseyite churches as one of the 
curses of Christendom, and a terrible 
hindrance to the Gospel of Christ, are 
consistent in being- such thorough-go- 
ing R'tualists in a Good Templar lodge? 
Surely, if thiB manner of worship be 
wrong in the one place, it must be 
wrong in the other. Wo have witness- 
ed some of the baneful effects of 
this Templar ritualism on the feel- 
ings and conduct of fome of the mem- 
hera of our churehes and congregations 
The simple serviceBof our holy rehgi-n 
have become less attractive. Ritual- 
istic performances are pled for and sup- 
ported. The husks of a Good Tem- 
plar lodgo are preferred to the bread of 


of out 

,m thisorganixition already 
very much fear there ia a seri- 

est ye-t to be gathered in. Il 

may boiat of the victories it has achiev- 

quack doctors append to their adver- 
tisements whole hosts of marvelous 

the one as valueless as the other; anil 
the mischief wrought far greater than 
any lasting good accmplished. 

woe be h id<-sthe way which lies through 
ihe gin palace. S>me of these are 
more subtle and insidious, but as sure- 

our efforts to close the one — and let no 
right effort be wanting— let us take 
care not to ally ourselves with those 

who, by professing to aid us, open sev- 
eral other*, and flatter those whom 
they seduce to walk therein, that they 
are on the way to liberty and Heav- 

. Master Mi-o 

; belie' 

lily and suffi lency of the church as 

jry does not pretend t 
r to con'ain alt tint i 
ie salvation of mankind 

religion c 
emarked that t 

uld . 

. light. It 


Idished in 1872, -'by order of I 
and Lolge of Pennsylvania," as t 
Ie page declares. From pages 
of the preface I copy this h 



God, the principles of Masonry were 
stamped upon his heart by the great 
Architect of the Universe. Thus in- 
structed from above, Misoury was prac- 
ticed in the bowers of Paradise. The 
trame principles were afterward renewed 



[i M.tioLiv t'onstians really believe this, 
why need they care to plant and 
ish churches and missions! 1 But if 
they consider this authoriz-d languagi 
as a false aud impious boast, why con 

suspecting believt 


pending on Masonry alone to secure ad- 
mittance to Heaven! Only the other 
ty I asked an old man of fair intelli- 
•nce what was his religious belief ; he 
plied that Masonry was religion 

j do a 

and • 

. Thus 
t belief 

in God theoretical M 
practical Masonry t 
done to mankind and to the brother- 
hood especia )y, will save the soul. Yet 
even theoretical Masonry ib ignorant of 

ah to the Fathei 
whom M-tBonry ig 


them increased advantages for doing 
and getting good! As though thin 
would atone for their encouraging others 
a false hope of salvation I A Btptist 
ministerial student tells me this inci- 
dent. Ho went to a village, where there 
was no Baptist church, lo leach a sing 
ing wcho\>l. Calling 01 a ieidmg M.-tho 
dist brother, he applied for the use ol 
the meeting house, which was refused. 
He then went out, found a Masonic 

hiinetlt known to tbe Method'st as a 

luediately. Which was most honored 
in this transaction between Christians, 
the religion of Christ or the religion oi 
the lodge! 

Is the love o f gain or ea?e or popu- 
i.iri-y keeping you, disciple ofCurist, 

ibis rival of Christianity! Be not yt 
unequally yoked together with unbe- 

e salt have 

,,li oft; 

t loa ii 



sertie f?orf and Mammon. Dear Chris- 
tian brother, will you take the words of 
our Master, put them side by side with 
your Masonry, and make ihem a mat- 
ter of earnest prayer! 

Ottawa, III., Aug. 21st, 1873. 

e Payments ( 

the New York 

The followin 
Times may throw some light on one 
nf the monetary problems growingout 
it the present panic. The return to 
ipecie payment is ahly advocated by 
many of our most lehaole journals; ihe 
on of tbe proh- 

How c 




, will 

All th i 

illeasl mas 

ut ihe sweat of the bnw, oppose it; 
ley w>mld very much prefer an addi- 

le hope of rising up m thi bubble thai 

,.»k; aii 



roperty who prefer 
redulity of ihe no g>nni 
lem haoBomely engraved 
fica es, wurth, perhaps, tb' 
hich thty are printed, 


a get ; 


speculative and lazy methods, naturally 
enough prefer a larger amount of deter- 
iorated circulating medium, which 
makes them seem rich even if they are 
not so. Their holdings are quoted 
higher in dollars, but they entirely ig- 
nore the fact that these dollars have 
a proportionately Bmaller purchasing 
power, while, on the other hand, this 
seeming wealth leads to habits of ex- 
travagance, which tempt the entire com- 
munity to live beyond, rather than 
wilhin, its means. Indeed, the general 
complaint of the increased cost of living 
should be referred to this cause quite 
as much as to the deterioration of the 

ty, for instance. The frugal simplicity 
of backwoodd life has been quite given 
up of late years. Men want the luxur- 
ies of adyanced civilization for their fam- 
ilies, and then wonder and grumble be- 

Until very 

rctnllv. the mercantile classes 

rency, which seemed to give greater 

plentiful supply of monsy; but we 
think that the unfortunate experiences 
of the last two years have tended to un- 
deceive them. 

The question wi.etuer the Bib'e shall 
be read in our common schools is con- 
tiderib'y ogtite I and .ii-cus.ed iu some 
states. In New York a Methodist min- 
isier recently prea.hed a sermon on the 



ally appointed a c 

: that thi-re should 1 
result from the rea. 

try, and in hurling ih -i 

,t Ttie«eaecUnan ;ill'-rcrv:es would 
all wiped out and men would be as 

in the same mind and the same judg- 
.nt" Then ther* would be no fears 
nit liavdng the. bible read in school. 

This degree, corresponding to that of 
Husbandman, is the highest in the aub- 
oidinato grange. On entering the can- 
didates first meet the overseer who says 
(ironically, we imagine) "May the oc- 
casion bn one to which yon can in after 
years look bnck with pride and pleas- 
sure." The chaplain remarks : "Let 
ug hold fast the profession of our failh 

rons of Husbandry have a "profestion 
of faith." What may it not UbUrp of 
the offices of the church of God when 
once commenced 'I This is the grand 
idea in Masonry.) "Whatsoever things 


are lovely, 

are ofg.iod report: if there be any 
virtue, if the^e be a- y praise, think on 
these things." Tnia is Scripture, and is 
the truth, but used aa did the devil 
when tempting Christ. If the m-m- 
hen of the grange honeslly regirded 
these words ihe order would be descrt- 

The DtdinVe 

■-. fr-r 

nfications of heathen dieties Then 
ring a song tliey join hnnda and form 
:ircle with the master around the ȣ- 
r, All the members surround them 

our altar, with hands united, we pledge 
10 you our friendship. We accept your 
pledge of fidelity, and in turn as we in 
form enclose you wilhin our sacred oir- 
cle, so' will we in life shield you from 
harm." (Another song). 

who with heart and hands, gives aid 
and succour lo our cause. I also give 
you the annual password, signal, grip, 
sign of recognition and patron's test." 
Carefully as it may be hidden, yet the 
real nature of this as every other secret 
order appears once and again. What 
is it where, in a room shut aw*ay from 
public scrutiny, men and women of va- 
rious ages and characters surround an 
■'altar" hand in hand in a "sacred cir- 
cle." Alas I they are walking after the 
"Enchanter," and already in the toils 
of his net. May God give wisdom to 
bis children to oppose this most crafty 
and beguiling invention of the devil 
with the true and effectual weapon.. Oi 
His Spirit and Word. 

In these days I fear that good, sound, 
old fashioned, stout, doctrinal preach, 
ing is going out of vogue. I beg of 
you do not yield to this unhappy drift 
— no, not lor an hour ! Sound doctrine 
is the back bone of truly eucceesfut 
preaching. The mightiest discourses 
that have shaken vaet assembles, and 



of Almighty God. My brilliant neigh- ■ 

"doctrine is only the skin of truth set 
up and stuffed! 1 ' Justimsgine St. Paul 
writing to Timothy, "Give attendance 
to — tltt stuffed akin of truth/ 

If you are ever dry, never be dry in 
your doctrine s< rmons. Always preach 

y.>ur argument rtd hot. Introduce all 
the lively and picturesque 

nal < 

nd the 

This wu- 


discourse on on the doctrine of Gjd'a 

the Prodigal Son! A good minister is 
nourished in the words of faith and of 

good doctrine.— Gmjl-r. 

«oes Y< ua Pastor Take the Crso- 
-dret — If not, perhaps be feels hardly 
Lblatoinke it, or quite as likely he 
loes not understand the cause which 
t represents aud thus needs it all the 
nore. Can not von make him a pres- 
et of the Weekly lor a year, or even 
lalf a year! By so doirg you will 
iurely aid him in " declaring the whole 
xmnsel of God." 


The Christian Cynosure. 

I Itieu^t, I hursunj, Uet. III. 1873. 


one who ie over eighty years of age, 
and who lias been an abolitionist Irom 
bis boyhood, and who baa labored 
more for the abolition of Blavery and 
the rights of the colored people than 
any other one ruin living. Thousands 
of books, tracts, and articles for news- 
papers, in d.fense of the rights of the 
ilnr>-ti people, have none from my pen 
.to extensive mouLlnm with"ul pay. 
have delivered thousands of discoura 
, advocating th-ir rights; 1 have shel- 
ved hundreds of fugitive slaves un- 
er my roof, on their way to Canada; 

of,. Wtrsili-ld l-i . 

Our delegate to the Ev 


ance writes that he bus 

delegates, two from Germ 

tny and two 

from France, who are 

lodge. Dr. Fisch, of Paris, said: "The 

church in America must s 

tand as one 

man against Masonry or be destroyed.' 

0. H. Tiffany, who sn 

d the boys 

drugged his liquor when be visited the 

army and so got the poor 

man drunk 

and who said a t'liristless 

laying of the corner-sloue 

bv Freema 

sons of the Douglas mon 

umenl, turnB 

up conspicuously in the 


Alliance. There must < 

nd will be a 

separation of such lodge-r 

aen from the 

churches of Christ befure the false wor 

ships of the earth are put 


The Metho.Jist Epis 
\Vmivk r i!70 is no belt 
has sent back the man 
to wipe out the Anti-r. 

rs, ofthebull-l 
nd brow-beat 


calling them '•chestnut-burrs, good for 
DOthing but to roll around and priek peo- 
ple," They forget there are sometime; 
very god n-uts in chesnut bum. Is il 

like the M. E. Church, hectoring and 
worrying its little village churches 
into Bubaerviency to village lodges aim 
their postmasier-toolB* -'But, if Baa 
is god, then follow him." We shall set 
when we come out in the better end. 

The above is the 


.in- I Iruili, 

kiob. t 


by a greai; funeral when Mr. Rn 

dead. Can not the Presb; 

churches of Ohio sweeten the last days 
if this venerable and apostolic nun, by 
iving him some token of their 
nd the country's regard before he dies? 

They are wealthy ai 

grateful too! 


on, Manchester, i 

But the pith and point of the whole 

ucern, was brought out by the Bingle 

iestioo: '' Do you know how many of 

your leading members are Freema- 

•Pretty much every om 

i them 

The fatuity and blindness of such in- 
iU'b is simply appalling. By the 
simple process of putting a few Free- 
masons in the lead of each of the lesser 
lodges, the almost interminable host oi 
initiates become, in the words of Prof. 
Robinson' ''underling adherents to un- 
known superiors:" and when the entire 
population baa reached a certaio degree 
of trained subserviency and corruption, 
the United StateB are at the mercy ol 
the center and core of these sworn 


Presbyterian Synod of Illi 
September 26th in 
church of Monmouth 


the First U 

the people and hold their eyes 
from beholding their bondage. 

Elijah J. Myers, architect, of 

Springfield, III., deserves a medal or a 

ision of the Masonic order. He is 

hitect of the new State house of 

Michigan and took part in the late cor- 

grand arohitect of the order. We no- 
Grand Lodge reports 
appears occasionally in 

.lltijeet !■.. 
report of 

itil S.J 


-Rev. R. L. Scho< 
Sing, New York, has 
times elected Grand Chaplain of Masoi 
in that state. This man has the title 
of an evangelical minister, b 

a lead 

j fraternities infestm 

The people of Brooklyn, N. Y. have 
been holding crowded meetings in their 
Academy of Music in behalf of their 
system of public schools, and against 
the attempt of the Jesuits to destroy 
them. They demand the Bible in their 
schools; and that the public money 
shall be sacred to the public schools, 
and not given to Rjman Catholics, or 


r that i 



the safer for our hopes temporal au 
eternal. The idea of a national eon 

mon school education slript and denui 
ed of all knowledge of God and religic 
is mere infatuation. There never wi 
a school-system or a government Ion 
kept up on this earth which did m 
reco^niz- God and religion; and thei 
never will be. The priests know th 
as well as we do, and hence insist c 
turning God and the Bible out of oi 
bcho U bt-c-iiise ibis will be euuiinlei 

iollowing clubs: the Surly club, the 
Kit-Cat club, the Beefsteak club, the 
Mock Hero's club, the Beau's club, 
the Quack's club, with innumerable 
others like them. When a tap-house 
wassufl'ering by competition or return- 
ing Bcnse in the frequenters, the keep. 

club with a ridiculous name to hide his 
real object, which was money, by fun 
and frolic, and rollicking ditties. a3. 

In 1790 there were the Odd-fellowB, 
the Humbugs, the Society of Bucks. the 
Purl Drinkers, the Great Bottle Club, 
theNo-payuol ; quor Club, held at the 
Queen and Artichoke.Hempstead Road; 
with a host of similar devices to hide 
misery from the eyes of vice, and trans- 
fer the wages of laborers lo the pockets 
of dramsellers. 

Such was the ignoble origin of Odd- 
fellowship. Each of these devils' dens 
had its "initiation." In the last named, 
at Hempstead road, ''the admitted 
member', having paid his fee, was in- 
vested" the record tells us "wit i inaug- 
ural honors in the shape of a hatin the 
form of a quart pot, out of which he 

bl-ielliiwship would probably nev- 
have risen ;ibove the low level of its 
igin had not Freemasonry fallen. 
len this club arose at once to the dig- 
tyofan ''order." Soon after Thad. 
ms Stevens went to Washington an 
Odd-fellow's procesfion passed by the 
Capitol, and a member of Congress, 
upposin; them to be Freemasons. eaid 
'Mr. Stevens, you Anti-masons seem 
ot to have done your work very thor- 
ugbly." ''Oh!" said Stevens, ''These 
re not Masons, they are only the mag- 
ota crawling out of the dead carcass ol 
lasonry, which we have killed." And 
here was truth in that harsh fig- 
Freemasonry had become bo odiouB 
hat nothing could sive it from uttei 

iide its foul spirit under a new name 
nd novel forms. And, to day Odd 
fellowship is but a mere feeder and jani- 
zary of ihe Masonic lodge; which 
i all the permanent temples while 
Odd-feliowship builds none, showing 

The Christia 
for October con 
articles which r 
open defenders, 

us with the usu- 

which, of course 


> the 



rupling the politics, and ''disintegrat- 
ing" the churches. Secretary Ritchie 
baa written many letters to us convey 
ing sharp reproof for our uncharitable 
nesx in expressing our fears that the 
Western Tract Sociely, and iiB organ 
were losing their original "re 
character, and that it was sinki 
the Dead Sea level of the New York 
Tract Society, of which il is n 
mere outpost. One sharp, BOUni 


would prove our fears 

our indictment unjust. We have Cflllet 

for such articles, but tliey do not come 

We are anxious lo be proved in lh( 


The venerable John Rankin, th* 
Christian J're.w informs us, now livei 
in Ironton, Ohio. Above 80 years ojd, 
he writes a letter in favor of the Repub 
lican and against the Democratic party 
with his native vigor of thought unim 
paired. He is advising colored peopl 
who threaten lo leave the Republic u 
party because they do not get office 
The following paragraph reminds in- 
of Paul:— 

••I wish to give them the advice <i 

certain, temporary, and fluctuating 
while the old lodge intends that iti 
stone castles shall remain. 

1 called the other day at a barber 
shop in the heart of Philadelphia. The 
man ol razors informed me while I sal 
that he had been an Odd-fellow for tht 
last twenty-five years; that his lodg« 
paid a benefit of fifteen dollars pel 
week to every member while sick; ir 
return for weekly dues of 20 cts. each 
from the entire membership; and be 
assured me there was but one kidge ir 

i In- whole -j 

led h 

i the greatness of ils bounty; 
ornia lodge paying 20 doll 

irgi g a weekly 

of 25 c 



im the committee on College Secret 

icieties were adopted: 

1. They are unnecessary ; 2. They 

i the means of much time being mis- 
ent at their meetings, etc ; 8. They 
e the cause of much money being 
isted in the buying of badges. etc. ; -1 
ieir secrey affords a cover for any 
il which the members may commit; 
They are progress! 1 



Masonry or Odd-fellowship; S. They 


They are entangling 
,ngle the good with the bad 
ipt the former; 8. They an 
contemned in the Gospel; 9. The; 
need and foster discord among tht 

■' Therefore be it resolved, That thi 
Faculty of Monmouth Colle, 
" " their opposition 

i Greek 

'■That the friends of the college may 
<e assured that these societies will be 
pposed till the evil ie blotted outof the 

"That noPresbytery recommend any 

young man to the B.iariof Education, 

for aid in his study for the ministry, who 

connected with a Greek Bociety." 

The Monmouth faculty have atrug- 

sd against the evils in their institu- 

m, but from laca of hearty support 

from their denomination in this 

not yet succeeded in ridding 

from it. But with the above resoli 

at their backs Monmouth College 

have no Diabolonian nest of se 

hidden in her walls, but will be a 

tain of purity and freedom and 

to the sons and daughters of our 

—An Oakland (Cal.) paper in notic- 
ing the funeral of a Freemason, has the 
folbwing: "When asked his religious 
faith, he replied that 'Masonry wae 
» religion I* He had lived by it and 
is willing todie by it. He had nc 
irs of death, but was willing to erosa 
the other Bhore." 

— The farmers of Guernsey county, 

, are organized in so thorough ant 1 

way as to deserve the at- 

in of other sections. Arrange 

s have been made to organize at 

open farmer's club in every township o 

the county, and the plan is being thor 

ougkiy carried out. Nominations have 

a made for the fall elections, and 

campaign ia pushed vigorously by 

mtral committee. The politic 

on of our country rests on a speedy 

ance from the rings and thi 

> live as sinecures upon public funds, 

a'l eyes are toward ihe fanner'; 

'ement as the successful agent ii 

the reformation. 

-Tuesday was an important day it 
the friends of our cause in some part* 
Ohio. Williams county had nomi 
ted a full ticket; Bro. Taut of Boli 
r was nominated for state senator ii 
Stark C-iuaty, and R. B. Taylor for rep 
n Noble. News from thesi 

Mil L>. 

— Three things should be cons' 
kept in mind during the raeetir. 
the fail and winter: 1st, the am 
sary and proposed political conve 
next year, — provide your delegates in 
time; 2nd, the wants of the lecture 
field and general work — raise funds tc 
•'carry the war into Africa," lo push the 
cause everywhere and secure the judg 
ment aad conscience of the masses on 
the side of truth before the next gene- 
ral election; and 3d, use every meani 
to circulate more widely the literature 
of our reform, especially the Cyno 

—The Grand Lodge of the United 
order of Odd-fellows (colored) held its 
meeting laBt week in Geort;etowi 
C, with a parade on Friday. 

-The Grand Lot 
sons held its an 

of Illin 

Now this hum' b- mei-hanic hud paid 
under the rule two hundred and sii 
dollars, ($260), which sum multiplied 
200, the number of present membe 
giv.s an aggregate of Fifty-two th 
sand ddlars. He had no idea h 
much of this snug amount had be 
paid back to th 

■eful i 

Mi'-y I 

ibers to avoid receiving 
Bickly constitutions; and that 
reused the demand for initia- 
aceording to the age of the candi- 
date, from $16 to $100 each, Ibis, beside 
the weekly and occasional due?. In 
abort, but for the blinding, befooling, 
mid mock nolemn ceremonies of the or 
der.a simple state and pencil would 
convince every member that their lodge 
was, financially considered, a gigantic 

week. The press reports we 
and of little interest. Dead 
Theodore T. Gurney of the Tabemac 
Cuiigri-gitional church was Grand oi 
tor ihe pist year. He prepared an i 
ation for the meeting, but did not del 
er it. The officers for the ensuu 
year are: Grand Master, James 
Hswley. of Dixon, re-elected; Deputy 
Grand Master. George E. Lounsberry 
Mound city, re-elected; Senior Grand 
Warden, Joseph Robbins, Quincy 
Grand Treasurer, J. A. Delancy, Cen 
tralia; Grand Secretary. Orlin H.Miner 
Springfield. There are Borne 701 
lodges in the state, each having threi 
delegates. Not all were present, how 
ever, the attendance being about 

— Some of the Iowa granges having 
made nominations for the coming fall 
election, A. B, Smedley, Master of 

j, 7 o'clock, the 
i Opera Hall and 

Rsv. D. S, Caldwell sends the fob 

at Winter Station, Sandusky County, 
Ohio, commencing October 28th, at 7 
o'clock p.m. , that the secretary assigned 
to me the duly of publishing a pro- 
gramme. This we will do in brief. 
The programme is as blows: Lecture 
at 7 o'clock p. m., October 28th, by 
Elder J. R. Baird; prayer-meeting from 
9 to 10 o'clock a. m, October 29th 


October 29th; reports of 
littees and miscell: 
>'clock p. m. ; lecture at 7 o'clock 
, by some one appointed by 



October 30th; elet 


words and deeds toward God and 

less, we inploro Thee, the Grand 
ers of the Grand Lodge of Penn- 
ania, and the Grand officers of all 
Gram! L >uges represented here, on 
thin grand occtsion: and mercifully be- 
w Thy gracious benedictions upon 
the Masonic fraternity, from the rising 
lothe setting of the sun, and from the 
to the enda of the earth, 
er not, we beseech Thee, Thou 
God of mercy that the Masmm- 
hould ever become deaf to the c 
he distressed; nor, that the Ma 
hand should ever be closed when needy 
sthren ask for help So iufluenc 
e hearts of the universal brother!)'".)! 
it the Tridow and fatherless in thei 
.tress shall never plead in vain. 
O, Thou Father of all good, gran 
that all who may bo chosen to rule ove 
this Grand Lodge be good men an 
and ever under the spec'al guic 
of Thy divine wisdom Withii 
the walls of this Temple, now b°in 
dedicated to Thy honor and glory, let 
there bi but one heart and one r 
iirlove and obedience, to T 
thou Lord of Heaven and earth; 
our work on earth is done, 
ell done, then, by Tny gracious 
favor, bid us "Welcome" lo the 

o'clock a. m.,0;tubi-r ;iwh; extern.* 
meeiing at 2 o'clock p. m. 
are invited to participate. ' 
closing lecture will be delivered 
7 o'clock p. m., October 30th; also, 
appointment of the next meeting. 
will be expected that the preachers 
provide for the defraying of expenses, 
as lecturers must be paid and thi 
f travol borne." 

Hleetlng of 

elation, lud. 

i ('mini) ,' 

rill be a 

Sandusky County, O., pas: 
lowing resolutions among o 
vote of forty yeas, no n.iy e 

than ever, seek to be faithful in adnrn 
Lord of Hosts lo aid us and give us sue 

3. That we believe there is eterna 
antagonism between organized secrec; 
and the cause of Christ, and that n 
man who loves the Saviour of the worh 
can in any way connect himself witl 
such organizations or lend his influenc 
iu their advancement without becomin] 
polluted by their unholy touch and los- 
the light of spiritual life. 

4. That all our examining commit 
tees be instructed to be careful in ex 
amination upon this subject, am 
promptly report to the conference an; 
delinquency on the part of ministeria 

quired I 

the presiding elders be re- 
inquire at each quarterly 
nether the preachers have 
done their duty in enforcing the law 
on secrecy and keeping the people in- 
formed reBpeciing our position, 

6. That we will not pass the chnrac 
ter of any minister or member of this 
conference who does not give satisfac 
tory evidence lo the conference that he 
has done his duty on this subject. 

Attention Delegates I I 

Persons who attend the Indiana 
State Convention at WestGeld fri 
distance, and come by railroad 
come to Nobleville, on the India 
lis and Peru R. R. where conveyance 
will be in wailing on Tuesday, and 
Wednesday morning, 
be made for the entei 

Wu. Taldbr: 


I ..fall. 

article XII, of 

.where such pn 
nd tells them I 

IlillUill 11 


ly stop their 

will have thi 

yet such despotic commands do no 

seem to cause a ripple of alarm or aur 

prise even among those who are gener 

ally classed among our most independ 

inl citizens. Anti-monopoly is righ 

in theory; let it become practical ant 

operate on the secret cliques thai en 


The Wisconsin- Convention. 

The State Christian Convention op 
posed to secret societies will convene al 
the Congregational > Imrch at Ripou or. 
Wednesday, October 22d. at 7, p. m. 
Ihe following programme is rciom 
mended for adoption: Wednesday ev 
ening; 1st, informal organization; 2d, 
half an hour spent in devotional excr 
ciBea; 3d, addrees by J. P. Stoddard 
General agent of the National Christim 
Association; 4tb, election of permaneir 
officers and adjournment. 

Thursday morning from 8 fr 
devotional exercises; from 9 


ext regular meeting of the Absoci 
It will accordingly convene in 
ille University, Hartsville, In 
fovember 1st, 1873, at ten o'clc 

following question will be disc 
Resolved, that Free-masonry i 
hristian." For the affirmative, 
D. Shuck, Prof. L. Mobley, R 
nd Rev. S. B. Ervin. Thi 
fraternity ia requested to P 

of the 



r profea-i-i 

i the Ass 


j properly come before it- In thi 
ning Prof. D. Shuck, President of 
■tsville University, will deliver a 1 
i relating to organized secrecy. 

S. B. Eavia, Cor. Sec'y. 

Why nolt 


Dedication of the I'lilladclpliln Tem- 

The following report of proceediogi 
at the Philadelphia dedicition is fro: 
the Christian St<dv*m<ui of last wee 

The magnificent Masonic Temple, ( 
Broad street, in i his city, wai dedicat' 
during the paBt week with imposii 
ceremonies. We give a specimen 
their exercises without comment, whic 
for sensitive consciences, we judge u 
necessary. Others we could hardly 

The consecration prayer wbb dehve: 
ed by Rev. Bro. John Chambers, D.D, 
Grand Chaplain, as follows : 

'Almighty. Eternal.and Loving God 
the Supreme Ruler of the Univei 
Divine Architect of all things, w- 
into Thy gracious presence in tL 
which Thou hast appointed. We call 

to be stirred up, to adore and magnify 
Thy great and holy name. We thank 
Thee that our lives and health hav 
continued unto us, and that we 
lowed to meet each other on this sol 
emn and important occasion, to dedicate 
this magnificent Masonic Temple to ihj 
glory and honor of the one living, true 
and eternal Jehovah. Here may Thy 
name ever be honored. Here 
good and true men only bo add 
the sacred fraternity, each iu his 
following the landmarks so beau 
laid down in Thy blessed Word 
with plummet exactness, standing 
erect before all men — ever squaring 
their actions by the word of truth. 

Rev. Bro.Suddards.D.D., Grand Chap- 

,-hieb He ha< 
Vocal musi 


: with i 

te heavens, to dwell wil 
/er. L-t not one be s 
aplore Thee, for Thy i 

Response was m ide by I 

■'Glory be to God on hi| 

The R. W. Grand Mist 
"In the nat 

sup re 

sternal God, the Grand Architect o: 
Heaven and E«th, to whom be all 
honor and glory, I dedicate this Tem- 
ple to Freemasonry." 

Rev. Bro. George McLaughlin, Gram 
Chaplain, strewed corn over ihe lodgi 

The pre 

red the 

ndthe lodge. Mu; 
mental accompai 
lile the processio 

Psalm cxxxvi., 1, 7, 8, 0, 22, 24. 
I: *'0 give lhanks unto the Lord; 

r His is good: for His mercy endu- 

"To Him that made great lights; for 
ia mercy endureth forever. 
"Tho sun to rule by day: for His 
ercy endureth forever. 
"Tlie moon and stars to rule by night : 
for His mercy endureth forever. 

"Who remembered us in our low es- 
tate: for His mercy endureth forever. 

"And hath redeemed ub from our 
enemies: for His mercy endureth for- 

"O give thank* unto the God of heav- 
en: for His mercy endureth forever." 

The R. W. Grand Master then di- 
rected the Grand Stewards to coverthe 
lodge, and instrumental music was play- 
ed while the Grand Stewards were at- 
tending to this duty. 

After an oralion by a Right Worship- 
ful Past Grand Master, which we will 
give next week, the Grand Lidge was 
elosed and prayer offered by Rev. Bro. 
Richard H. Allen. D.D., Grand Chap- 

Effect of Masonic Schooling. 

The particulars of the following story, 

published in the Indianapolis Eeo- 

ple, occured last summer. They relate 

.o some features in Masonry which aro 

inwrilten department of Masonic histo- 
y; but are i>rovidential1y brought to 
ight. No doubt these colored breth- 
ren are "bad men," but that does not 
mpair their Masonic standing. Tbeir 
white brethren should throw about 
Lhem the arm of fraternal sympathy, 
receive them into full fellowship, and 

,ch the 

a the 

"Lord who 

eJ who shall dwell in Thy holy 

t wakelh uprightly, and work- 
ousness, aad speaketh the 

■ doeth evil t. 


' ' In whose eyes a vile per 
mned; but He bonsreih 
;ar the Lord. 
"He that doeth these things shall 

e of the order — secrecy — in their 
a therly brawls. Read the story :— 
We were pained to learn, a short 
ne since, that dissensions had arisen 
the ranks of the colored Freemasons 
of the city, which had cu'nvnated ina 
sort of free fight at a picnic at Lebanon 
last June. There being rumors in ref- 
erence thereto, and fearing thai if all 
the facts were not detailed this associa- 
tion nvgbt lose its influence among our 
colored fellow citizens, we directed a 
reporter to find out all the facts, and 
below we give the result of hisinquires. 
Grand Master Walden was a candi- 
date for re-election this year. He is 



The R. W. Grand Mister then g 

"In the name of the Supreme 

Eternal G-id, ihe lirrtnd Archill-, 

r and glory, 1 dedic 
'irtueand Science," 
After other exercis 

= Temp 1 ,' 

was offered by 
Rev. BrotberL-ighton Colemin, Grand 
Chaplain, as follows: 

Lord God, there is no god like im- 

In fact, the principal objection to him 
3 that he is altogether too attentive to 
he better halves of hisbrother M-tsons, 
rhich is very naughty — much wor?e, 
in fact, than if his attentions were de- 
ited to other men's wive3. Brother 
balden, as we were saying, is quite too 
miliar with the sisters. He is a Meth- 
lisl, but if hilf the reports about him 
■e true he ought to be a Mormon, and 
aroll himself a disciple of Brigham 
Vrumg ri^ht away. 

-ayin,' that Walden 




earth beneath, who keepesl covenan 
and mercy with thy servants, who wall 
before Thee with all their hearts. 

Let all the people ot the eartb know 
that the Lord is God, and that there ii 
noneelce. Letall the people of the eartl 

r Bill, who makes him- 




aljo a cind.da'.e. Brother W .Idl- 
ing that his chances were slim. 
a aoup deetat, wh 
He created asultt: 
in the Grand Lodge to re-elt 
for another term. His excus 
the power of a Grand Master 

number of v 


a fair -be 

But will God. inde. 
rthi Behold, the 


Yet have Thou 



unto the cry and to the prayer ol Thy 
servant and Thy people. 

That Thine eyes may be open to- 
ward this house night and day, even 
toward the place, consecrated to Thy 

And hearken Thou to the supina- 
tion of Thy servant and of Thy people: 
and hear Thou in heaven, Thy dwell- 
ing pi a 

lion would have a majority oflwo votes, 
by the addition of five past masters to 
the Grand Lodge be would go in by a 
majority of three — cjrrect figuring, as 
the result proved. The RusaeMlea of 
course pr nested against this mode of 
doing things. They admit readily 
enough that a colored Grand Master's 
power is unlimited as far as making a 
M««„„ al ,i K b 

led. Bu 


■jorily, lUal's a 
tlrand Secretary Robinson, ho 


I Thy people, and Til 
For Thou uidu .ep», 

,o,,B»Ull,c people of 

friends, the Russell party. The sum 
of about *2UU was in the treasury, he 
promptly checked out this amount, 
leaving the Wtddenitea without the 

inheritance. P.i 

earth, to be 7 him 

A respons- was nude by the br.-llin 

Vocal music, 

■'The Lord is gracious. and His mercy 

he brethren had high old limes in 
lodge room. Brother Ruuell pru- 
lly took a revolver with him to 

ling. How did he know but some 
K-asiiiLiie-s miylil arise, and a Muhl 
lie weapon have a soothing influ- 
?. Sure enough, one of the mem- 


bets— Wilbur Elliott— proved some 
wbatobalreperouB, and Russell prompt- 
ly drew bin revolver, the sight of which 
had the desired effect Elliott nubsi 
ded. Nor waB this all; the two candi- 
dates for Grand Master seriously enter 
lained the idea of settling their difficul. 
tiea according to the rules of the P. R. 
With thie laudible object in view, thej 
rushed al each other, but some of iht 
brethren recollecting the disgrace of 
Buch a proceeding on the floor ofthf 
lodge room, in the eyes of brother Bay. 
lies and other white brethren, interftn-d 
between the combatants andsepurated 
them before any Hood was drawn. Out 
informant, however, is confident thai 
Walden would hare whipped his antag- 
onist in three rounds, provided nc 

^ A few weeks agoa grand colored Ma- 

a chance fur the Russellites to setile 
the little matter of being eucuered out 
of the highest office in the gift of color- 
ed Masonry, and to pay old score* gen- 
erally. Besides, hadn't Grand Master 
Walden appointed asuia deputy brother 
Green Johnson, a Democratic "nigger," 
which is a Btanding insult to the entire 
Russell party. The picnic came off at 
Lebanon. Both parties mustered in 
strong force fur I he tight, which duly 
came off, and resulted in a victory fur 
the Russellitea. It is true that the 
Walden parly had to contend agaiust 
women who participated in the fray 
but the other side claim that the female 
friends of tluir opponents were not 
idle spectators — "by no manner ol 
meanB I" We certainly judge so, if the 
report ie true that some ladies were ob- 
served whipping off their stocking?, 
and depositing a good sized stone there- 
in, and then proceeding to do consider- 
able eieculion in (he ranks of the op- 

r paper 

as led to subscribe for 
r '-grand high priest" 
delegate to the convention at Monmouth 
ome time ago. You no doubt recog- 
ize the person as he was (in bight) 
ke S.-iul among the Israelites, head 
ud shoulders above them all. 
If you consider tb< 


SoDieUbservatUm* of a Life-long Anti- 


then Temple" to take place in the city 
of Philadelphia came duly to hand. 
After reading I gave it to some of my 

acquaintances who are wholly wrapped 
up in the mysteries of darkness. To 
say that you receive many encomiums 
of not a very flattering character, would 
be but a small part of the abuse heaped 
on you. I learn the paper is traveling 
around among the brethren, and who 

waste basket. Do 
Strike home hard blows at 

ill rejoice that they were ( 
ich unholy alliance. Ani 
Pittsburg, Oct 6, 1873. 

[The following is from 01 

shy a plan ... 

-, tljrtt i 

have the scales of darkness lifted froi 
their eyes, and be enabled t 
feel the power of the name 

all the churches in the 1 
Satan is very industrious 
doctriDes are inculcated ■ 
the church. My attention 
ed to a paragraph in the 
days ago of what purpc 

of the 


j thai 

j long a 

■■ery a 

class-lead i 

nect themselves with ChrUU 

lionf, so long will the church 

people wonder why it is not keeping 

pace with the great increase ofour pup 

Let any earm si and zealous Cbrislun 
look around in his own neighboring 
churches where inemberii have connect- 
ed themselves ffitb those secret oath- 
bound eucietiep. He will see that they 
gradually drop out of the church as 
the pharapberoalia and tawdry tinsel 
has the effect of alluring them from the 
house of God, the prayer-meeting and 
Sabbath-school; and if a family ha; 
been established, it is soon permitted tc 
crumble and full. It is painful in the 

been dedicated in biptiuin in churcliei 
that have long borne testimony agninsl 
such works ol the devil, taking promt 
nent part in such absurd pageantry, 
Were their parents living they would 
mourn in sackcloth and ashes for th< 
degeneracy of their offspring, whom 
they ipent ao many anxious days and 



Let me suggest that the pulpits of 
this whole laud tipeak 

Also let earnest Chriatif 
pray that this iniquity may be blotted 
out as they did in days gone by, when 
they met and prayed that that bydra- 
hended monster, slavery, might be 
abolished. Truly God heard those 
earnest prayers; they were answered 

ble cost of blood and treasure. Ourde- 
t-ire is that this evil be quietly wiped 
out, or that it will break and fall by the 

These convictions come from a life- 
long observation of the absurdity of Ma- 
sonry. In my boyhood I witnessed an 
attempt to take the life of Avery Allen 
in the city of Pittsburg over forty 

i ago. 

1 the 

; that 


leased the fire that 
eet and heard the 
made to have him 
after the hall was 
roken into witnessed his escape after 
fing knocked down and bleeding and 
nmpled on by an infuriated mob. 
ut an overruling Providence did not 

,f coal in 
J that coi 

ed coal famine, 
■re felt and c 

last winter. 


>rthy i 

V "r 



Although a drunken libertine. 

; preacher meekly bowed his head, 
ilk- till win still Hie prayer was read; 
lifts his eyes with brotherly love 

And reads him to "the Lodge above!" 

y power of the lodge on 


ial blrtb,— 
;c on hlgUt 

rough ignorance peoph 

To gel into glory i 

r through Masonry's 

ther, shall sorrow no 

no sins can be hud 
:r" his dues are all 

Tiie Evangel 


lit IJU.'sl|,,|| f 

the present 
ence of thi 

Uh- pnlili 

Evangelical Alliance will not fail 

awuki n great interest. When the ti. 
and plice of the conference is taken 
to c'li.-ideriuion, and the fact that 

Yssing I'r 



i hat it will be held with open doors, 
while the deliberations of the last Ecu 
menical Council at Rome were kept se 
cret, speaks greatly in favor of lh( 
Evangelical Alliance. Il, in contrast U 
certain religious movements of the time 
it i .Hers re) iguus freed > mi and tolerance, r 
will earn the sympathies of all liberal 
minded persons. The actions of lb 


practice than in theory. 
We know that tbeAlliai 
much practical good. When person 
iu Spain found with Bibles in tbeir poi 
session weru cruelly punished, it wi 

:eeded i 

tuning a lightening of the penalty 
hmishment; it was the Alliance t 
endeavored to obtain the protection of 
the Emperor of Russia against opp'e 
ed Protestants, and though their tffi 
were not successful, they are worthy of 

behalf of the Jews of Riumania. By 
adopting the Bible and individual inter- 
pretation, the platform is large enough 

to admit all Protestant sects.— JV. Y. 
Staats Zietung. 

The blacksmith shop at the Rock Is- 
and (111.) arsenal, recently erected, is 
the largest in the United States if not 
i world. It is built of stone and 
has a frontage of 210 feet on the 
avenue, with two wings, each 350 
feet long and 00 feet wide. 

China has inexhaustible coal hMds. 

uae of coal ai 
made know 


New di^cov 
ry from the threaten 
imented upon widtlj 

Rev. J. G. White, the anti-Rjmaiii; 
rturer, was assaulted by rougl 
lile attempting to preach on tb 
eets of Juliet recently, and drive 

im the ground. Several of the rio 

i -vere arrested and lined, and M 

hite was also brought iuto court on 

petty charge which was dismissed i 


i prose 

Hie summary of reports of tl 
i Board fur the past year is a 
eipts, $431,000; mission 

); whole number from this country, 
l\ native pastors, 104; native teae].- 
,406; naliye pupils, 1:14; churches, 
7; church members, 9,435; added 
ring the year. 794; training and theo- 
logical schools. 12; common schools, 
06; whole number of pupils,18, 644. — 
he Seventh Day Baptist Anniversaries 
ere held this year in Westerly. R. I., 
ith alarge attendance. This body of 
Christians, n " 
try, are raisii 

:iii>._-nng 7 ' 

.1 fund of* 100 
half of which is subscribed. - 
are 300 Protestant Sunday 
France. — The Reformed Pres- 
byterian Syn<d adopted the following 
"' ■ '-ResUvul. iba; when vi-ri'i.- 
. appended to any member's 
? capiu.1 letters D-D , he be di- 

R. Bion. of the Dm 

"—Prof. George N. Boardman ol 

- f'hi'-ayo Theological Sennuary lias 

:epled the Prebidency cf Middk hurc 

College, Verm ait.— The Illinois Con- 

or the efforts of Chicago citizens t< 
i-li.-ve Memphis the mo-t notable was 
t the Exposition on Monday. The 

and amounted, 

lion, to nearly *15, 000.— The Ctnc.go 

Union National, which twice suspend- 
ed, will soon resume. Less difficulty 
has been experienced here than in oth- 
er cities whose banks Ml back on loan 
ceit ficalea. 

Cuuntrv.— The yellow fever scourge 
has been rapidly depopulating Mm 
phis during the past week. On Mjn 
ay the reports 

ted, tl 

out of funda, and the d<--nh rat* 
increasing. The deaths the day befo- 
were 57, and for the week, 3*7. Tuea 
day's reports were more hop- fui ol i 

hia insanity. A refuaal by Mr. Pol 
roy to get him an appointment in 
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,rtnl K htly Editloi 

Who Murdered Capt. Wm. Morgan? 

Abduction and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

This ie n Hook of Thrilling Inlercat, and 
shows clearly Jhat 

si. Morgan w. 

IT~See Sample Pases below. 

„ cualody, bul 

,„ steadily 

closed to do 

but slill loft no 

loilbl no Lie 

mind of Miller 

at the warrant 

iniinal procee 

ii avowed that 

it had been 

iasucd by a n 

i of Murgun and Miller, Darnel 

is, whose Hudden ajiin-anun-f nl Itiit.ivni lias been men- 
.■d, suddenly dlsariju'an'd ln>m Uial jihu-c. A short time 
■ Miller's introduciiuu tn tin- lod^« r<i«>iii at Statford, this 
; DanielJolins entered tlit? nn.m, holding in his hand a 
sword, and walked null lar^-.- and i|ui(;k steps across 

, and, 

s Mil: 


ate with him. having [i inn d insulin' way which he can- 
ollect, thtt Johns was his prosecutor, luhns however 
■ed inn voice that faltered a little, "Miller. I am only 
what I have been ordered to do." During his deten- 
e of the guards tuld him in language 

'i.-h « 


tried I, j , 



tvliere Mor 

.'he others 
but he heard one man say U> another, "Aliller is nothing but 
tim-Htered np/irentkv." T<> detail all the ev;isivc fjUeh.wd' 
nnd idle ii.-.i.Tli'His, hy winch l n'licli and Ins inadjiUrT-; t-n 
deavored to eNCiise tlicrnselves trom |>r.i.'.'"iliri- ivith Miller ' 

i office at Le Boy, would be a i 
nd the patience of the reader, 
lanifest that the conspirators wi; 

e of our 

the time until night should favor the completion of their 
pn.jeets and that" to proceed to Le Roy was no part of their 
plan, if it could be avoided. Hut in the course of the alter- 
tendon. Trench, seemingly by inadvertence, admitted tha 
the process he had against Miller was in facta process in a civil 

on the part of French to prevent him from so doing, Miller 
» ( ,t himself placed \><: fore the justice, n lio had issued the 
warrant French then gave directions to two of his assist- 
ants, and disappeared. " Miller staid in the office about half 
an hour, during which time the justice called for the consta- 
ble and warrant, but neither constable, warrant, or plaintiff 
appeared, and the justice informed Mr. Miller that he ,..- 
at liberty to go where he pleased. This was about nine 
o'clnck iii the evening. It appeared from the docket ot tin- 
ma. Pirate that a warrant had been issued against Miller. John Davids, on the oath and at the rcpi-si of Dm- 
iel .luhus; John Dimds had been al- arrested U\ the dirtc- 
thins of French, but the sheriff of the county informed 
them that he was in his custody on the jail UrniK upon 
«hteh he w : ls discharged from the arrest. Miller having 
thus ol.Liined permission to return, was making the best ol 
his wiv f>a public house, when h" reach and Johns sud.l.-nly a-ain. The former endeavored to seize Miller hy thi 
,,,]|.,r ,.ud "called loudly for help to retake the prisoner- 
John- asked if there was no person there who would help to 
Butalthotl-li attempts were made to regain 
: ^hing a public hon"" 

.sioti of Miller, he succeeded 

ifter another ineffectual attempt by French 
to prevent him, he returned 


and relieved his family from terror and alarm. That this 
lawless assemhla-e of ineutool, place fur the purpose ol se- 
eurino the arrest of Miller, by lirtue ot a process never in- 
tended to be neied upon, we shall lake no trouble to show to 
the public. We have conclusive proof Iron, ih- express . ec- 
luratiuNb of those who led the troop, and I rum various oilier 
Kuiirees that one of the objects thev bad in view was to pull 
down the office of Miihjr, it that ihould be newwary for the 


isy and effieien 

How seldom 

ail themselves of 
lode of preich- 

do ' 

The thirsty Arab etoopa to drink 
The cool aii J quiet wave; 

The thirsty spirit stays to think 
Of Him who came to save. 

Oh! grant that I, like th 

May Jesu-' iiinmr- heur 

And Spend my life, my a 

Son-Ins the Good Seed. 
The Lord must take care of i 

nth prayer ; 


"Cast thy bread upon the waWrs: 
for thou shall find it after many days." 
Some seeds doubtless will fall by the 
wayside, some on stony places, some 
among thorns — but other into good 
ground. Our business is to sow, and 
keep Bowing broadcast, scatter the good 
seed; the Lord will take care of the ger- 
mination, the growth and the crop; 
leave the results with him. Paul may 
plant and Apollos water, but God alone 

'elera furnish themselves with these 
ut messengers of truth, while the 
my of all righteousness icitters 
ely the poison of romance, lewdnin 
and infidelity. D. F. Nawion. 

The SUocklug Prajsr. 

Many years ago, says Dr. Liufcliild, 
I was journeying through the West of 
.gland to fulfill a public engagement, 
i in order to enjoy the scenery and 
allie the fresh air. I and my com- 
panions were seated outside the mail 
coach. The day was sunny, the road 

ipproa>;hing the city where the fine 
quare towers of the cathedral rose ov- 
ir the surrounding buildings, and added 
irohiteotura) to natural beauties. We 
VL-ro all in good spirits, and willing to en- 
oy the scene. A respectable young wo- 
rn the other Bide, a vivacious and lalk- 
itive gentleman, who seemed to think 
that he proved his high breeding by 
frequently using oaths. Presetly he 
addressed the young woman alluded to, 

The other important advantage of 
the weekly plan is, that it tends to 
make giving an net of worship. It does 
this by making it a regular pirt of the 
uties of the day and place of worship. 
On the first day of the week." paid 
a apostle "let every one of you lay by 
im in store according aa the Lord has 
prospered him." Th ; s inspired direc- 
s of the primitive age 
harmonized with the original scriptural 
that honoring the Lord with our 
substance, bringing him "the first fruits 

the offering of prayers or 

From this view the modern 

church has too far fallen. Our giving is 

only done in i 


t give 


raged, friends, if the fruit of 
your labors does not immediately ap- 
pear. Sow on, pray on. Speak a 
good word for Jesus, warn the unruly, 
comfort the feeble-minded, support the 
weak, be patient toward all men. "Be 
not weary in well doing, for in due 
time ye shall reap if ye faint not." "He 
that goeth forth aud weepeth. bearing 
preciousseed, shall doubtless conu-agam 
rejoicing, bringing^ his sheaves with 
"Let us do good each day, 

For gloom with scarce one ray. 

One very important method or 
ingthe good seed" is through tli 
dium of the press, the circulation of 

initialing an oaih or two with his speech. 
She looked uneasy and abashed, and 
did not reply. Upon her silence, he 
rudely remarked to her, "Why don't 
you answer me ? What are you afraid 
off I suppose you have said your 
prayers this morning!" Aa she con- 
tinued eilent, I spoke to her, and 

J the 



lid hii 

she added 

/■f.l >/..:■.■: 

" and shocking ones they are." The 
profane swearer now appeared confused, 
and after a time thought fit to apolo- 
gize, and to confess that be was asham- 
ed of himself. My companions and I 
now raised a favorite tune, and esch 
one taking a pait in the strain, the ef- 
fect upon our fellow passengers appear- 
ed to be very favorable. Our late swear- 


iBted ii 


and t 



npart light and life, preach when 
no audible voice ie heard, in the house 
and out of it, by the wayside, at the 
merchant's desk, in the stage co»ch, 
the steamboat, the rail car, the closet, 
the domestic circle; they preach and 
keep preaching when we sleep and 
when we wake. They hesitate not to 
declare the whole truth, boldly, un- 
compromisingly. Many pulpits fail to 
do this. 

Lecturing and preaching are great 
things, but they are not the greatest. 
They can do something which the press 
cannot do; but the press can do much 
which they cannot do. Printed leaves 
can go everywhere. They never blush 

er die. They can be multiplied 
without end. Books and tracts can 
travel at little expense. They 
want nothing to eat. They require no 
lodgings. They run up and down like 
the angels of God. blessing all, giving 
to all, and asking no gift in return. 
1 print them of all 

learn who, and what 
continued our singing, and as I gave 
out verse after verse of the hymn before 
the strain of harmony, it was very 
pleasing to observe bow all around us, 
from the coachman to the fellow-pas- 
senger.-, listened with evident gratifica- 
tion. It was certainly a remarkable 
change of scene, and we had been en- 
abled to turn the current of speech 
from profanity to the high praises of 
G.'d. At setting out we should li 
have anticipated singing psalms 
hymns or spiritual songs onsuch an 
c.t-iou, ami i:i such company; but h 
ing begun so successfully, we did 
fail to continue, and we received coi 
eoua adieus fiom all who were with 
when we arrived under the shadow of 
of the cathedral towers, and alighted 
at the hotel. 

all pla ( 

and at all I 

And they can talk to one as well as a 
maltitude, and to a multitude as well 
as to one. They require no public 
room to tell their story in. They can 
tell it in the kitchen or the shop, the 
parlor or the closet, in the railway 
carriage or the omnibus, on the broad 
highway or in the footpath through 
the fielua; and they dread no noisy or 
i interruption. Tln-y lake 

Weekly Giving:. 

1. It tends to increase the number of 
givers. The great maj>rily of persoi 
in moderate circumstances will find 
much easier to contribute little sun 
weekly ill, in to bring eight limes th 
amount for a bi-monthly gathering 
If there are some in the congregation 
who could more easily draw their check! 
in advance for the donations of a quar 
ter of a year, they are not positively for 
bidden to do bo. Still, we hope they 
will not complain of the "bothi 
this weekly method, but will be w 
to lend their example to the uniformity 
ofilB working. "They that are strong 
en i'h t ■ o heir the infirmities of the weak. 

, pie, 



eof b 

men's occasions and convenience. They 
will break off at any point, and begin 
at any moment whers they broke off. 
And though they will not always an- 

method is most Christian which ie beai 
adapted to encourage the giving, the ac 
tivity, the development in ever; 
Christian way of the largest number 
This, too, will be found the wisest in i 
financial point rf view, It is not th< 
sudden thunder-gnat but the steady 
rain of little drops, that soaks the groun< 
Sothecburch of Christ will never mu 
ter her grandest aggregates of moi 
ey for her ben<-vulent enterprises till ah 
learn how to cheer the very poorest of n- 
poor with the blessed thought that e« 
he cau give something for his raaelei 
cause. In this lies the grand power < 
the weekly plan. I 

wi'.h tie' 

And they cji 
made to speak on ey-ry sulijci-t, 
on every subject they may be ma 
speak wisely and well. They en 
short, be made vehicles of all truth, 
the teachers and reformera of all clii 
scs, the regenerators and benefactors of 

'•We want our friends to give this 
subject their attention. We feel per 
suaded that the importance of the preas, 
as a means of spreading simple, gospel 
truth and promoting Christian ph-'y, is 
not yet fully underr-tood; or if it ie, 
the press Lab nevei yet been sufficiently 
employed in this great work." 

■ give 

, ■ 

Without (limin slung tlic gifts of 
wealthy, it augments the number of 
lesser offerings, and so greatly swelli 
the aggregate. Some congregation! 
have been surprised t'i End their yearly 
amounts actually doubled in this w 
surprised, because they had been 
scious of no special effort to secure such 
a result. The fact, too, that a defii 
hum is pledged at the beginning of the 
year, will have its influence upon all 
classes of givers, tending to educate 
them to regular, systematic habit* of giv- 
ing; to give on principle instead o' 
wailing for the excitement of special ap. 

, the 


give worshipful ly. Let us regard 

r money as just as sacred to God aa 

r lip-worship, as it ready is. If we 

r e worshipfully. we shall give con- 

entiously too. No personal solicits- 

n is used. Each one gives as much 

as little as ho feels able— an offer- 

r not to the eyes of the c"iigreg;iiion, 

t to the Lord, and equally acceptable 

him whether it be one cent or a 

jusand, provided the conscience of the 

giver himself besatiafied. The question 

of amount is simply one to be answered 

by the giver himself as in the sight of 

God.— Ex. 

anything your duty, the 
ttend to it the better. Da 
-id says, "I made haste, and delayed 
keep thy 

low his 


Children©' Corner. 

The Difference. 

One buildeth high, i 

With just a bird's 

If only one perclianc 

"What 1 

1 \ou Do 1 

Little boys are often heard to speak 
of what they would like to be and like 
to do when they arc "men," Perhaps 
one little boy thinks he will be a farm- 
er, and have plenty of land, to keep 

grain, fruit, and vegetables. 

Another may fancy he would like to 
be a merchant, and live in a large city 

Slill another chooses to be a doctor, 
and visit the sick, go that the peoplt 
will be glad lo see him if they are ill. 
and remember him with gratitudo whei 

All these are very good plans, for all 
these pursuits are necessary to the well 
fare of society. We could not do with 
out the farmer, who provides ub food 
the merchant who sells us clothing, oi 
the phyeician, who is always welcome 

But let me ask you young friendt 
wbo are thinking how they will spend 
their lives, if they are spared to be 
men, if some of them will not c 
to become ministers, and tell men about 
the Saviour, that they may "belie 
on bim and be saved." 

True benevolence leads us to deal 
the highest happiness of others. And 
the religion of Jesus Christ is fitted 
more than all other things tomaki 
happy in this world. 

Therefore it is eaiy to see that 
pie who are benevolent will wish that 
all mankind may be taught how to gai 
the favor of God, and how to prepar 
for eternity. All men know they mm 
soon die, and if they see no bright! 
world beyond the grave they will shrin 
from death aa from a dreadful foe, an 
die in hopeless despair. Did you ever m 
young friend, see a Christian die 
Perhaps your own father or molbe 
may have left you, and gone home t 
heaven. Perhaps you stood by th 
bedside and ''saw the last struggle, and 
heard the Uat groan," It may be 
friend died rejoicing in the thought of 

wbere there is no §in. How dilli 

the s 


that which is witnessed when th 
forgiwn immer resigns his breath 
It is a solemn thing to teacli 
the way to heaven, but it is also a great 
privilege. And if God has forg 
your sins for Jesus' Bake, ought 
not to show your gratitude to Him by 
devoting your time, talents, and every- 
thing you may possess or acquire to hie 
service! "It iB moro bleated to givt 

In speaking from these words, before 
is venerable body, I shall not pre- 
id to discuss the subject, whether 
lat are called civil or jwiici'ti >»ithn 
e lawful or unlawful. I shall here 
take it for granted that our Saviour had 
immediately in view the immoral ten- 
dency of all profane swearing. I shall 
akeitmy principal object in this dts- 
>urse lo speak of the nature of pro- 

nng, t 



I am to consider the nature of 

.tally consists in taking an oath. This 

s admitted by the most learned jurists 

and moral philosophers. Simply to 

ir the words, "I swear," does not 

ring them, either understanding!}' 

explicitly, calls another being to 

lesa or promise that he will or will 

do a thing by the aid, attribute, or 

wledge of some other being or nb- 

, virtually imprecating a curse upon 

own head if he iail to fulfill his en- 

ement. When, therefore, any per- 

swears in a light and trifling man- 

, or on a light and trifling occasion, 

calling on God to witness, or to deal 

rith him in the last day accordingly 

s he shall perform or break his vow; 

n occasion he takes an oath by God, or 
j heaven, or by earth, or by any be- 
ig. attribute or object, this may be 
ousidered the essence of profane swear- 
ing. I now proceed to show, 

II, Why profane swearing has an 
immoral tendency. That it has an 
immoral tendency, was no doubt the 
reason our Saviour says, "Swear not at 
all." The apostle James also says, 
"But above all things, my brethren. 
swear no', neither by heaven, neither 
by the earth, neither by any other 
oath; but let your yea, be yea, and 
your nay, nay; lest ye come into con- 
demnation." Here, then, I Vould re- 

1. That profane swearing betrays a 
want of reverence for Deity. No one 
who truly loves and fears God will jus- 
tify an unlawful of profane oath, or 
more especially give countenance to ihe 
custom of profane swearing. 

2. Profane swearing is trifling with 
serious things. It is trifling with the 
names, attributes and perfections o! 
the Deity. It is triflng with the sol- 
emnity of an oath, when lawfully ad- 
ministered. It is trifling with the fu- 
ture scenes and retributions of eter- 

, and then making bim take the fol- 

my own free will and accord, in 
sence of Almighty God and this 
rohipfu] lodi*e of free and accepted 
sons, dedicated to God, and held 

forth to the holy order of St. Johns, 
hereby and hereon most solemnly 
sincerely promise and swear, that 

I will always bail, ever conceal, and 

arts, point or points of the secret!, arts 
and mysteries of ancient Freemasonry, 
which I have received, am about to re- 
ceive, or may hereafter be instructed 
in, to any penon or parsons in the 
known world except it be to a lawful 
brother Mason, or within the body of 
a just and lawfully constituted lodge of 
such; and not unto him or unto them 
whom I shall bear so to be, but unto 
bim and them only whom I shall find 

the c 

i hot 

-nijiiii.s ihe mind, darkens the un 
standing to the sacred truth of the 
pel, and fosters the moral depravity of 
of the heart. No man, addioted 
profane Bwearing, is easily excited t< 
serious concern for the soul or 
the things of eternity ; and is genor 
wnolly regardless of his obligation 
obey the law of God. 

g tends to weaken 



promise. We place very little 
dence in the word of that man v. 
addicted to profanity; and every 
man virtually says to others that he 
will .sell both his word and jhis coi 
science very cheap. 

5. Profane swearing leads directly t 
other species of immorality. Tboi 
who are regardless of their own coi 
Bciences, cast off the fear of God an 
trifle with his names, titles, Attributi 
and perfections, generally becon 
wholly abandoned in their moral cha 
id give themselves up to a 




I m_ 

prove the immoral tendency of profai 
swearing; but sufficient has already 
been said to answer my present pi 
pose, and to show with what propriety 
our Saviour enforced the preci 
text: " But I say unto you, s 

1. If profane swearing has suol 

immoral tendency, as 1 have shown 
ii is su very offensive to God lo 
with his names and attributes, then 
we may learn the propriety and impor- 
tance of divesting a candidate for Free^ 
masonry of his wearing apparel; cloth 
ing him with an old gown and pair of 
drawers; putting a hoodwink upon his 
eyes, and a rope about bis neck; lead- 
ing him inlo Ihe lodge in this solemn 
manner; praying over him, and read 
ing the Scriptures; causing hint tc 
kneel upon bis naked left knee, clasp- 
ing the Holy Bible, square and coropi 

what you mint fight against 
;roy, before you can come to 
wledge of the true good and ; 
gn happin ss. Behold this mou 
ch you must conquer — a serf. 
ich we detest as an idol thai 
adored by the idiot and the vulgar 

e after 

ind du 


on or lawful ii 

= do I promise and swear, that 1 
not write, print, stamp, stain, hew, 

figure, character, mark, stain, shadow, 
or resemblance of the same may be- 
come legible or ( intelligible to mysell 
or any other person in the known 
world, whereby the secrets of Masonry 
may be unlawfully obtained through 
my unworthiness. To all which I do 
■ly promise 

i equi 

myself under no less penalty, than 

tongue torn out by the roots, und i 
body buried in the rough sands of I 
sea, where the tide ebbs aud flo 
twice in twenty-four hours. So h> 
me God and keep me stead fast in l 
due i.(»i-i ..nuance of the same." 

cdol | 

will not violate the chastity of a Mas- 
ter Mason's wile, mother, sister, or 
daughter, I knowing them to be such, 
nor suffer it to be done by others, if in 
my power to prevent it." 

3. If profane swearing has an im- 
moral tendency, and those who sweai 
are often addicted lo other crimes thee 
we may see the propriety of the fol- 
lowing oaths: — ''Furthermore, do I 
promise and swear that I will aid and 
assist a companion Royal Arch M 
when engaged in any difficulty, and 

him from the same, if in my p 
whether he be right or wron 
" Furthermare do I promise and 
that a companion Royal Arch M. 

, givei 

all i 

icd, persooaling the j 

mocking the miracles which he wrouj 
by the hand of Moses in the land 

6. if profane oaths have an immo 
tendency, because they trifle with I 
scenes and retributions oi" eternity, tl 
who can Bee any barm in drink 

nied with the following imprecation) 
— •« This pure wine I take from tbi; 
cup, in testimony of my belief of th 1 
mortality of the body and the immor 
tality of the soul; and as the sins o 
the whole world were laid upon th. 
bead of the Saviour, so may the sins o 
the person whose skull this was, hi 
heaped upon my bead in addition U 
my own; and may they appear injudg 

after, should 1 violate or transgress anj 
obligation in Masonry, or the orders of 
knighthood which I have heretofore 
taken, take at this time or may hereaf- 
ter be instructed in; so help me God." 
Finally, my brethren, " if you 
would come to the center of trutn 
must take heed to our Saviour's pn 
"swear not at all;" and under 
sanction of many horrid, profane, and 
barbarous oaths, "you must crush ihi 
head of the serpent of i£noriiu<v, yoi 
must shake off the yoke of infant prej- 
udice concerning the mysteries of the 

You i 


everything which the world 

dispossd to call fanaticism and be very 

anything which illuminated pllil 

pherfl have been pleased lodenomii 
superstition " Behold, my dear br 

der the t 

S B Allen. John All, 

R Atchison, S Adams, ! 

M Ambrose. R S Anms, S 

Blakeslee, L A Burd, A 

Baldwin, J R 




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Howe,"N Hubban 
Harris, G W Hilling, D H Hobawi, Kei 
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on, W L J.ycox. J T Kigali.*, U-v . 
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The advice of i 
his bod was (we remember one case of 
of such advice very distinctly) Never 
do any thing in private which you 
would be unwilling to ham known open 
ly. If this rule is followed, what need 
is theraof secret societies! Why are 
Masons so unwilling to have their se- 

ispe.-.ting Indian entertained our fore- 
fathers when first landing from the 
my sea upon their Bhores As 
itanism fled to these shores for shel- 
against the enmity of the. old world, 
iven now Jesuitism is fleeing thither 
from world; and sba'l we prepare 
hospitable reception by tench 
children its own secret arts and 
duubl--dealings! Could there be any- 
thoughtless and p re poster- 


o kill t 

secret, underhanded ways; to avoid 
them as trails of character wholly un- 
worthy of true, self reliant manhood, 
and especially of the man who is to help 
govern by his example and opinions 
milliona of hislellow-men. The Ameri- 
can boy should be taught to despise ae- 
cretive arts, and to be on his guard 

en though the practices of them should 


After good works it is the natural 
disposition of man to sleep; and duriug 
Buch sleep the adversary sows bis tares. 
Tbe people feel that in abolishing slav- 
ery, they have done a good work, and 
are disposed to Bleep; to make money; 
to enpy themselves, mil tike no thought 
for the morrow but for the riches. But 
such is precisely the time that the ad- 
versary, like the pick-pocket, is about, 

nd we have penn-d these thoughts fur 
press that boasts of being free. It 
pill doubtless come before the eyes of 
jany a ''conductor cf the press," who 
fills h's weekly sheet, perhaps, with Ma- 
ionic notices, or at least with far staler 
luff than this, however old and stale 
t may he; hut how many ofourcon- 
luctors of a free press will venture to 
epublish this? 

American father 1 Would you save 
-our in-titulions, and avoid the estab- 
lishments an" order" ot nobility upon 
ruins? Then teach your son a 
true nobility, by shunning all mean, 
. underhanded arts, and those 

Felippk de Neri. 

last i 

> pilfer 

ingTurk siru-.'k hi* 
paw upon the capital of the East, hf 
scattered the last relics of Grecian 
literature— the New Testament among 
them — and they fell upon Europe like 
sparks of living fire upon tinder, rous- 
ing it lo a new life of progresB and re- 
form. But quite different is likely to 
be the result of that other great event, 
the Franco-Prussian war. As a result 
of iha'. war, Jesuitism has been routed 
from its strong- holds, and scattered to 
tbe West Here in the rich soil of 
English ai.d American liberty, its seeds 
readily take root and grow. They have 
already struck, and are growing rapid- 

The first use that Prussia makes of a 
bloody war, is to array all its glory, all 
its prestige, against the secr-'t machina- 
tions and practices of the Jesuit*; but 
the first use 'hat our youths, the future 
governors of the land, are taught lo 
make of the glory and prestige of a treat 

selves to secret machinations I They 
are taught to admire the swell and 
pomp of the Grand Army of the Rs 
public, which is a great Secret Society, 
Masonry «nd Jesuitism in disguise. 

Do our shrewd and intelligent people 
expect to defeat Jesuitism by playing 
its own game; to cait out devils b>j de 
vils; and govern a great Christian coun 
try by secret underhanded ar'al Is 
craft in the priest to bo cured by craft 
in the people! Will 
priest and people both fall into t lie ditch? 
Does the farmer fancy that he 
wit priest and politician by thrusting 
his head into the sack offered him by 
the grange! Is the American man U 
govern by hiding his eyes like the pooi 
pinionlcss ostrich in the dirt? No 
Every American who loves republicat 

trust all workers in darkness; nil prao- 
ticera of secret arts and myi 

country, freer and more open to 
eeds of evil than to those of good. 
Canada thistles, the seeds of evil 
up >n us from every gale from Eu 
rope. Jesuitism, exulting in a ntw and 

and flourishes among us like a green 
bay tree, or the tall Limbanly poplar 
by tbe water's side, Our uususpecting 
people, trained originally to frankness, 
openness and uosuspeclii 



in all 



Not being a college graduate I have 
always supposed 1 could learn some. 
thing from the writings of such emi 
and Christian philan- 
thropists as J. Q Adams, W. H. Sew- 
Daniel Wehster,Thaddeus Stevens, 
,ard Rush, Wm. Wirt, Rev. C. J. 
Finney. Elder D. Bernard, Rev. J. G. 




i the subject, some from hav- 
»sed its ahominalions, and 
others from a careful and thorough [li- 

it there was a card published many 
b ago signed by that noted Chris- 
tian philanthropist, Lewis Tappan, at 

■ funei 


others the works of such 
named, if possible, to save them from 
such a snare. The card was written In 
to kind a manner that I believe Masons 
did not censure them severely. I did 
hope some paper would republish it in 
connection with the notice of the death 
of this great and good man. The card 
was signed Lewis Tappan, Rev. M. L. 
R, Perine, Rev. Chauucey Eddy, Rev. 
Joel Parker, Henry Bradley, and nine 

We, the undersigned, having formal- 


with I 

duly, withoi 
the excitement or wound the feel ngs ol 
our Masonic brethren, publicly to de- 
clare that the system of Freemasonry 
is, in our judgment, of a tendency on 
the whole, pernicious to the moral hab- 
its, and dangerous to the civil 



Being in tbe city of this reverend 
editor a few months ago, I thought I 
learned something of tbe nature of the 
institution, and possibly of the charac- 
ter of the men belonging to it, from a 
paper handed me, The South Brooklyn 

in this 

under the head of Masonry, a Sei 

by Rev. J. Mathews and a reply of 

Mr. E. P. Day, and Wm. F. Jone 

Freemason's wife." and an editorial un- 
der the head of '* Masonry." The ser- 
mon was in accordance with the views 
of Finney, Stearns and Bernard and 
alluded to some writings of Mr. Fin- 
y, and was witnessed to on the spot 




as folio 
could E 

stated that he had been a Master Ma 
son and could testify to the truth of the 
statements mnde by Mr. Mathews. He 
also stated that ho knew Mr. Mathews 
was in posae=sion of a book describing 
exactly tbe formula through which he 
passed on becoming a Master Masin. 
[A voice from the audience, 'the book 
is a fraud and you too.']." But lest 
this should not fully impeach this wit- 
ness the editor lakes it upas follows: 
" There is another person we have so 
little regard for as to pass with silent 

enough to express our disgust for the 
mean, despicable, pusillanimous cur, a 
liar at least and perhaps a perjurer. 
We allude to the thick-headed numb- 
skull that arose and said, ''I have been 
a Master Mason.' A master! Master 
of what? Not oven master of his own 
foul tongue. If, as he states, he has 
been a Mason, we a6k him to ponder 
over and recall to memory the first cov 

lodge, and let not perjury be added to 
the untold numberof sins he has already 

The quotations of Mr. Finney were 
disposed of by Mr. Day as follows: 
'■ Some thirty years ago, I attended 
Oberlin Institute one term and listened 
to the 'fire and brimstone' tetchinr/ of 
Prof. C. G. Finney, and the recollec- 
tions are not of the most phasing kind; 
even now, in his old age, 'he is egotis- 
tical, intolerant, and like 'sounding 
brass and tinkling cymbal.'" 

The sermon was taken in hand by 
"J. D. Nolan. Masonic editor of the 

Brooklyn Sunday , who "rose and 

asked if be would be permitted to put 
a question, and being answered in the 
affirmative, asked Mr. Mathews if he 
believed the words of Jesus Christ 
were true. Mr. Mathews replied that 
he did, upon which Mr. Nolan remark- 
ed, ''Christ says all liars are devils, and 

teredalie." The "Freemason's wife 

exhibits about Ihe same loving spirit 
towards tbe sermon which she seems 


But this editor tells something about 
MaFonry. Perhaps he had not duly 



which he lovingly cautioned the broth 

any part or parts. 
Here is the revel 

sweeter and more divine feelings oi 
brotherly love, independent of creeds 

ligion, irrespective of the awful, horrid, 
heathenish oath-, conferred on the ini 
tiate. It teaches to promote a brother's 
welfare whenever in our power." 

I think I learned from this one num. 
ber that the sermon must have taken 
some effect to call out BUch an array of 
talent against it. and I might have 
learned something from the spirit Ma 
sous manifested in this case, if I had not 
often seen the same spirit manifested 
wherever any effort was made to enlight 
en men in regard to the nature and work 
iogs of Masonry. Masonry, and the mul- 
titude of Masons, was so thoroughly ex- 
posed just as I arrived to manhood that 1 
have ever labored loaave men from its 
influence ; and in the providence of God 
it has so exhibited itself of late that bad 
God entrusted me with thousands of 
dollars to expend in Chrisiian mission, 
ary work, in the present stale of things 
I believe the beat possible use it could 
be put to would be to enve men from 
the snare set for them by this order. 
I believe that no honest man will offer 
to join who understands the oaths and 
vows they require and has observed its 
work in leading men to dissipation as 
have the last few years. Those wish- 
ing help to hide their crimes may con- 
tinue to seek fellowship in the lodge. 

The most practical Christian deals 
most with Christ. It is only by deal 
ing with Christ that we can be right 
towards the world. 

Ili'Spi't lability to he l'r 

-pi-iMabiluy is certainly wurlhy of pro- 

Wbether the editor in his brief com. 

the argument of tbe Kentucky lawyer 
lor tli-- justification of Ku-Klux and of 
the Toledo police nfficerarein substance 
precisely lih<- those used by the apolo- 
gists for Freemasonry, viz: "We see 
some good men [some ministers] who 
are Freemasons." And very frequent- 
ly it is more than hinted that we had 
better leave Masonry alone because 
some such very "respectable men be- 
long to it." And thus, they argue, it 
is better to protect the knaves in 
their Masonic trickery, than to ex 
pose the ministers and prominent mer- 
chants who are juggling with them 
But this is the strongest argument 
(?) Masonry can produce; and it ib 
just the kind of pleading every bad 
cause urges — for want of better. 

But, taking it for granted that the 
editor intends his c imment for sarcasm, 
why is it that this editor with very 
many others, cannot detect tbe falla- 
cies of Freemasonry as well as those of 
Ku-Kluxiam? Is it not because the 
Ku-Klux are less popular? These edi- 
itora {and preachers too) remind me oi 
the advice of ''Truthful -lames," to the 

which r 

Is alius oupoplcr 

i follows: 

go lol.T.M, 

To What God Did They Pray? 

Though not present at the dedica- 

on of the Masonic Temple recently in 

city. I learn from the daily pa- 

i that t 

i prayei 

made by Rev. Brother John Chambers, 
D. D., Grand Chaplain; also at anoth- 
er part of Ihe ceremonies, "prayer was 
offered by Rev. Richard H. Allen, 
Grand Chaplain." 

Now the question arises, To what 
God did these men pray, on that occa- 
sion? They did not pray in the name 
of Christ; and hence, they did not 
pray to the Christian's God, the God 
revealed in tbe Bible is "Go* in 



cessible in prayer. Christ saith, "No 
man comelh unto the Father but by 
me." Now, as these ministers of Christ 
did not pray to that God, who is "God 
in Christ," to what God did they pray? 
The command of the God of the Bi 
ble is, "Whatsoever ye do. in word or 
deed, do all in the name of the Lord 
Jesus: giving thanks to God and the 
Father by him. These minislera did 
not "consecrate" their Temple "in the 
name of the Lord Jesus:" and in their 
d the command of the 

> God; 




pray to him: then, to what God did 

they pray? 

Before the advent of Christ, prayer 
could be made acceptably though that 
name was not Implied, hut not so since 
he bad come. He said to his disciples 
1 'Hitherto have ye asked nothing in ray 
name: ask, and ye shall receive;" that is, 
ask henceforth "in my name, and ye 

said also, anticipating his 
"then shall ye nsk in my nan 
as these ministers of Christ did 

• whoi 

they prayed ns "God in Christ," they 
did not pray to the God of the Bible 
To what God, then, did they pray! 

We are told, that in another part of 
the ceremonies "the R, W, Grand Mas- 
ter" said: "In the name of the Su- 
preme and Eternal God, tbe Grand 
Architect of heaven and earth, to whom 
be all the honor and glory, I dedicate 
this Temple to virtue and science." 

the God of Redemption, the Chrialiai 
God; but in the name of the "Suprer 
and Eternal God," impliedly t'.e ear. 

a< AUdh, the "One God, of whom Mo- 
bammed is the prophet; or the "Great 
Spirit,' whom the Indians wor- 
ship. But neither of these ia the God 
of the Christian and of divine revela- 
tion; and the pr«y?rs of these Rev. 
Grand Chaplains, being made without 
reference to Christ were made to some 
Godlike Allah or the 'Great. Spirit." 
Free-masonry is a region, but a re 
ligion without a Saviour, who redeems 
from sin, It does not acknowledge 
that man needs any Saviour, and hence 

Lord Jesus Christ. It dedicates ils 
Tempi-, not in the name of the God of 

Redemption. Father, Son. and Holy 
Ghost. It knows no such God: it dues 
not worship him nor seek salvation 
from Him. It dedicates ils Temple to 

: thui 


members to worship these two goddeas- 
es; and that they need no other salva- 
tion, than what virtue and science can 

Now as the Grand Chaplains, Rev. 
Dr. Chambers and Rev. Dr. Allen did 
not pray in ihe name of Christ, nor to 
"God in Christ," to what God did they 
pray! Was it to Allah, or the "Great 
Spirit," or "Jupiter Supremo," or to 
whom? On the Lord's day they stand 
in their respective pulpits, and teach 
their people that no man can come to 
God but by Christ; and that "whatso- 
ever they do in word or deed, they 
should do all in the name of the Lord 
Jesus;" and ye* these same Rev. Chap 

service of dedicating amagivficent tem- 
ple, and ignore tbe Lord Jesus while 
doing bo; and disown the Triune God, 
besides whom there is no Saviour! Is 
it not then a pertinent question, to what 
God did they pray on that occasion? 
On the Sabbath these men profess to 
be "ambassadors for Christ;" butas they 
i sjnored Christ, wild- (ffidatiii irreligious- 
ly in the Masonic temple, to what God 
did they pray! G. M. in California 

nth him that the Chinamen here 
hould be well treated, and all judi- 
iousefforts he put forth, faithfully and 
nrneslly, to Christianize tbem. But 

three or four principal cities are fewand 
feeble. They are working hard and 
successfully, but they have about as 
much as they can do to bold their own. 
Their growth is from immigration, 
They make scarcely any aggressions 
upon Humanists, the Jews, or tbe Ger- 
man Rationalists of which the country 
is full. Now suppose you bring in 
upon these struggling churches an in- 
undation of heathenism, what can they 
do for it? The surplus population of 
China, that which burdens the land, 
exceeds the whole population of this 
coast twenty, nay, fifty fold. Suppose 
that surplus population is brought over, 
or even one fiftieth of it, shall we be 
able to Christianize them, or will tbey 
heathenize this coast? It is estimated 
that there are 75,000 here already. 
Tbey are but the picket guard of the 
array that is ready and anxious to come. 
Increase the 75,000 to a million and 
what will be the result? These Chi- 
nese are thoroughly organized. The 
oix companies own them all, protect, 
provide for and control them. If we 
hire one he does not become a member 
of our family. He does not come into 
any sympathy of ideas or interests with 
us. He studiously avoids everything 
of the kind. He btlonga to another 
sphere. He does not want to learn 
our language. The tit companies don't 
waot them to. They ha ve their inter- 
preters and their employment agents, 
through whom all their business is 
transacted. John works for us and 
likeB our money, but he does not like 
our ways. He thinks his own country 
with all its filth and despotism, far su- 
perior to ours. He says, "China law 


* companies, through their agents, 
11 him that he must be bo. But let 
John hold the balance of power, let 
him outnumber the rest of ua three to 
one and what would he do? The land 
that it requires to support one Ameri- 
can would support twenty Chinamen. 
There is nothing to prevent their buy- 
buying and holding land her*. If the 
labor market gets glutted, the six com- 
panies, who have plenty of money, may 
d and put their 
:rowd out other 

i thei 

livators. In this waj 
dually get control of i 
st fertile valleys on this 

igrants from all lands. But this 
migration from China differs in three 
respeefcj from alt others in our his- 

1. It is not a migration of families, 
but of men merely. It does not build 
up society, but brings in gangs of labor- 
ers, who herd together in hired cabins 
and Boat about according to the demand 
for their services. They are not 
tiers, form no local attachments or 

2. They do not come freely and 
not free while here. It is said that 
many of tbem are bought in Chini 
All of them nre in debt for their pa 
sage, and are controlled while on th 
oast by tbe comp/ny thai brings thei 
over. Theirs is not a debt well defii 
ed and soon discharged as in the cat 

salage. The Chinamen are so suspic 

satisfied with their way of doing things 
and so reticent about it that we cannot 
find out juBt what the power and con 
trol of these great companies is. Bu 
practically nearly all the Chinamen an 
their Blaves, and prefer 
to American freedom 

3. The Chinamen do not come 
to 6tay. They have no idea of | 
up their allegiance to the empei 
the flowery land. They come h 
the English go to India— to make 
ey and then return home to enjc 
Even the poorest coolie dreams o 
ing back, and if he dies here he 
his bones sent hack. Now in view of 
these facts it is absurd to apply our pol 
icy in regard to European emigrants to 
this influx and reflux of Mongolians. 
If they should become numerous 
enough here to control this coast they 
would make it a province of tbe Celes- 
tial Empire. 

We say. therefore, that while we 
should do all that we can for tbe Chi- 

discourflge their coming. When we 

nd Ch 




upon ub of the refuse population of 
China. In European emigration we 
often gel the best, the enterprising. and 
the liberty- loving. In Asiatic emigra- 
te bought tin* cheapest, the very scum 
of heathenism. — Editorial Cwea 
pondence t» lite Herald and Presby- 

i Scan- 

While n ading some eipre 
cerningthe "Beecher and Tt 
dal," I am reminded of Shimei, atoning 
poor guilty David, who nevei theless, 
was IsraeCs king; God's chosen and 
anointed leader, for his people. And 
of Saul who fell upon Mount Gilboa. 
Call him not "Nebuchadnezaer's golden 
image." Call him not a"wolfin sheep's 
clothing 1" call him, \Ujuilly\ victhn of 
sin, "For this lament, and howl." 
'■How are the miglUy fallen." And 
how has the "pure gold become 
dim." Look along the crowded thor- 
ough fares of New York : See the guild- 
ed gateways to hell: Whither the sim- 
ple go: knowing "not that the d^ad 
are there," her gueatB in Ihe depths of 
htU. Do you find a prince in Israel, 
led in hither; as an "ox to the elaugb 
tort" If 80, let amount, si ucenh 

H, foi him; and let others he ma 
ed by this example. "A strange i 
man, Ib a deep ditch; He that is 
horred of the Lord shall fall into 

Health and Talent. 

"It is no exaggeration lo say that 
health is a large ingredient in what the 
world calls talent. A man without it 
may be a giant in intellect, but his 
deeds will bu the deeds of a dwarf. On 
the contrary, let him have a quick cir- 
culation, a good digestion the bulk,. 
thews and sinews of a man, and the 
alacrity, the unshrinking confidence in- 
spired by these, even though hs have 
but a thimbleful of brains, ho will eith- 
er blunder upon success or set failure 
at defiance. The number of men in 
whom heroic intellects are allied with 
bodily constitutions as tough as horses, 
is small, especially in America. In gen- 
eral a man has reason to be well off in 
tbe lottery of life if he draws the prize 
of a healthy stomach without a mind, 
or the prize of a fine intellect with a 
crazy constitution. A pound of ener- 
gy with an ounce of talent, will achieve 
greater results than a pound of talent. 
with an ounce of energy. 

"The first requisite to success in life 
is to he a good animal. In any of the 

tion is equal to at least fifty per cent 
more brains. With health, judgment, 
imagination, eloquence, all the quali- 
ties of the mind attain a force 
and splendor to which they could 
never approach without it. But intel- 
lect in a weakly body is 'like gold in a 

.y have tools of the sharpestedge, and 
highest polish, but what are these with- 
out a vigorous arm and hand! Of what 
use is it that your mind has become a 
vast granary of knowledge, if you have 
not strength to turn the key?" 

Hence the vast importance of pre- 
servinga Bound body in which the sound 
mind can do its work. All systems of 
education which overlook this are de- 
fective and ruinous. Sickness, pain, 
and death follow in the train of tbe 
fashionable education of tbe day. Life, 
and health, and peace, are the natural 
results of healthful food, clothing, eier- 


The work of procuring sponges, as 
pursued at Tunis, requires great skill 
on the part of the sponge fishers, who 
are principally Greeks, Sicilians, and 
Arabs. Of these the Greeks are the 
most expert in their vocation. The 
sponge fishery is most actively carried 
on during the months of December, Jan- 
uary and February, as at otberseasons 
the places where the spongea exist are 
overgrown with sea weeds. The storms 
during November and December destroy 
and sweep away the thick marine vege- 
tation and leave the sponges exposed to 



an apparatus, and by dredging with a 
machine similar to an oyster dredge. 
It is in spearing the sponges that the 
greatest dexterity is shown. Tbe spears 
used by the Greeks are shorter than 
those employed by the natives, but they 
manage them with such adroitness as 


xiy feet of.* 

Tbe Brit- 

these Greeks hold in their hauds three 
or four spears, and dart tbem with such 
precision, one after the other, that be- 

der the surface the second strikes its up- 
per extremity, and thus gives it addition- 
petus to reauh the sponge aimed 

, Whei 

one is producd within a year to take 
its plac. The finest sponges are found 
in the Mediterranean, the chief market 
being Smyrna. Coarse sponges are 
procured in great numbers in the waters 
of tbe Bahamas, and form an important 
article of export from those islands. A 

the coast of FWida, where the supply 
is bo great that, if the fisheries were ac- 
tively prosecuted, it would suffice for 
onsumption of the United States. 
— JV. y. Sun. 

Those who choose Satan's world 


The Christian Cynosure. 

Clilciiirn, lliiirMluy, Oct. '23. is;;!. 

ihuouei to grapple. They 

eluded the Quakers because they 

jected visible ordinances; hut tl 

irauk, though meeting in Great B 

n, from excluding the enslavers 

Uti-masons. There were Germans 
rho had seen their beloved Emperor 
-nd the Crown Prince excommunicat- 

d by infidel French Muona claiming 
urtadiction of the order throughout 
he world. There were Frenchmen 
vho had seen a procession of French 
J 490ns in the last agonies of the 

weeks before tbeir sunscripuc 

Slate of Indiana, Westfield.Hamiltoi 
Co., Oct. 20ib. 

Slate of Wisconsin, Ripon, Oct.22d. 
• Bartholomew county, Hartsville Urn 
vereity, Hartsville, Ind., Nov. let, 10 

The valuable editorial correspon 
rom our associate editor crowds 
umber of important articles which may 
<e expected soon; among them 
'Our Platform," ''How Senator I 

Defsnt was Accomplished," 
otes ficm Wnpello County." 

like a nest of snakes in a cellar, in thi 
particular, that if a snake should chanc 
to bite a member of the family, he ba 

a hole to flee to and 2nd friends. 

of Italy 

and, wh.U they are not thwarted ii 

getting money and power — the two ob 
jects promised bv the lodge — they an 
k-nd and courteous. But who wants t< 
have a man at his side, in the daily in 
tcrcourseof life, and outward f<irailii.ii ity 

not fit to be associated with, in the or 
dinary walks of life, even though hi 
neither meditates nor perpetrates crime, 

of the fraternities They ba 

ittempted to put down his move met 
by ridicule, calling bis society the an 



There was the eloquent Dr. 
Fisch, of Paris, who showed that he 
stood the lodge, by saying to an 
ican delegate. ''The American 
churches must stand as one man 
it Freemuoiry or be destroyed 
* And by his side sat the Meth- 
odist, Dr. 0. H. Tiff my, who com- 
plained that his liquor was drugged, 
i his apology for getting boozy; and 
bo mikes Cbristless prayers for Frce- 

Ot'all'tue questions dscussed by the 
.Uiance, none was of more present and 
re-ning niKi.irt. in ■•• tlian thai of tUi 


i hads 



We received and intended to have 
noticed before now, this Monthly by 
Wm. S. IUntoul, 121 North Cuh St., 

It is an unpretending publication, 
but a paper of great pith and power. 
Issued almost under the shadow of the 
Great Temple of American Paganism, 
dedicated last month. Mr. Rentoul's 
•■Trumpet" shows "The anti-Christian 
character of Freemasonry" in an article 
running through three numbers, and 
well sustained, in analysis, argument 

The grandiloquence, blasphemy, false 

and lofty pretentious, end general 
hatefuluess and wickedness of the 
lodge are shown with great clearness 
and vigor. He closes thus: — '■ Surely 
our readers will all agree with us that 
its impiety is great: its historic pre- 
tensions to high antiquity false and 
hollow; audits arrogance and self-as- 




This unique, and, in many respects, 
august assembly has come and gone. 

tion" of Christian doctrine and fellow- 
ship, iis importance is vast. Butin lh< 
real business of conquering this world 
for Christ it is like a fourth of July 
celebration compared with the battle ol 
Brandywine or Bunker's EI.H. Bui. the 
comparison faili, for the world is not 
yet carried for Christ, but American 
Independence is .-icnieve-d. And, aa s 
war measure the great Evangel oi] Al 
liancs is signally defective. It is like 
a Fourth of July celt 

- Wn- Iir< 



i Alii 

ted and carried in 
to *£fect, tbe question of American 
Slavery was the real question tor the 
nations of Christendom. The grim 
monster slavery stood like an invisible 
ghott, not oily in the Federal capital 
but in every foreign court reached by our 
diplomacy; and in every State LegUk- 

ery i 

i the 

question, tho World's Clm 

i Conli 

programme: "Christ 
Unity and its Ant igoa Urns ;" and yet s< 
far as we have seen, they ignored th 
Antagonism which meets, and is chok- 
ing out the Christian religion in evei 
village and hamlet around the globi 
itHcliiog "iinollier go-pel which is rn 
another;" administering other oath 
and practicing utlicr worships; in f-hor 
thwarting Christianity as harlotry 
thwarts marriage. The only conceiva 
ble explanation of this omission is, thai 
there were Freemasons in the Alliance 
itself, and, like the tlave power wber 
theAlliance was inaugurated ; the lodge 
power is ubiquitous, and surrounds thi 
globe with the cold slime of its influ 

Infid-lity and the Ronvsli supersli 
tions were met and condemned by thi 
orators of the Alliance. But is then 
anything in infidelity worse than re 
j-cting Christ? or anything in priestly 
superstition worse than drinking 
Irom a skull? And what cares Popery 
for the opposition of a body whicl 
dares not face the stuff ihat Popery i 
made of, viz: human form9, pretendm 
(o impart grace; and slavish homage 
and obedience to titular superiors! 

Yet the Alliance must be regan 
as one great stride in the march of 
time toward the goal of delivei 
The forces on either side are being 
massed, and wheeling int line for thi 
final balile: "And in that day mei 

i God and him thai 


Muscotaii, Kae..Sept,30, 1873. 
.Dear Cynos it re .—Weariness, suet 
as extra anil protracted labor and ex 
pi sure brings to three score and ten 
has prevented me from attempting U 
report what I have seen touching th< 

state of Irng'c birth, of magnificent die- 
tanees, and of sublime expectations. 
Now, after delivering seven lectures ii 
as mnny places and attending the plat' 
convention at Topefca, and resting i 
few dsys here, I sit down to reduce i 
few reminiscences to writing for youi 

My first lecture in Kansas was a 
W nchester, in Jeff.rBon csunty. This 
was Originally a border-ruffian town. 
and the headquarters of their forces. 
Or-issbopper Falls, ten miles to th« 
West was a Free-State town, frorr 
which Jim Lane led the liberty forcei 

> iheir first i 

ihe ruffians find defeated them about 
three miles from the village ef Win 
Chester. His progress, however was 
nr rested by U. S. troops, from Leaven 
wonh and one or two hundred of hi. 
men were taken and held several 
months as prisoners by the pro-slavery 
fuliiiiiitslrsrion, which thus protected 
and enounge I the shivery propagan- 
dists. But limes have changed. 

The ruffians Ii ivo nms'.ly disappeared 
from Winchester, and in their stead nn 
a people not only opposed to chattel- 
slavery but many of them opposed equal 
ly to the secretism wiiich aids oppres- 
sion, and which impeses on the soul a 
bondage infinitely worse than chattel 
slavery. Here we found Rev, Josiab 
Dudds, secretary of the Stale Associa- 
tion by whom our way wus preparedin 
this place and in other placea in the 
vicinity sufficient lo fill up the lime un- 
til the Stale Convention. We found 
him a true work-fellow, the fruits ol 
whore labor were apparent in tbe intel- 
ligent interest of bis people inlhennli- 
secret refurm, and Hie evident dijlurb- 


■eply t 

rillity. But a gentleman of high 
iding supposed heretofore to be neu- 
tral or Masonically inclined fins volun- 
teered a reply over his own signature 
hich hasturned the ridicule complete- 
ly upon themselves, suggesting to the 
is and Odd-fellows that if their 

i an "the curl in the pig's tail" they 
ould consult their own dignity much 
ore by abandoning them than by at- 
impling in this cowardly and con- 

m of high and pure-minded gentle- 
?n for exercising their undoubted and 
:red right of investigating and di: 
ig whatever subject they deem 
portant. At Winchester we had a good 
sized audience and good attention- 
sold a goodly number of books an 
tracts, and received a fair amount < 
material aid. 

The next day, a pleasant ride in Di 
Dodd's buggy brought us to the home 
of Dr. Doug'asat Grove City, so called 
;h the city is very widely extended 
.ery sparsely builded at pn 
'. was one of the first settlers 



which assa'led the infant life of free Kan 
sag. The clouds illuminated by burning 
Lawrence were visible from his home 
and though be had often to flee and l< 
hide from prowling ruffians his profes 
sion of physician to the suffering of al 
parties, enabled him to keep his placi 
through all the' usages and changes o 
the days that desolated so miny set 
tlemenls and changed the settlers s< 
often around him. He has the fines 


celled. Bui 

was most gratifying we found the Doc 
;or progressive in reform. His zeal 
igainet slavery which carried him 

;d with undiminished force against the 

■ foe of . 

, that 

expelled from the institution of si 
has taken refuge in the rapidlp multi- 
plying lodges of the day, even as tl 
devils of Gadara expelled from th< 
human subject took refuge in tl 
swine — sympathy with the farme; 
wrongs and with woman's rights, pi 
d sposed tbe doctor to look favorably 
upon the grange as first presented li 
him. But when he saw the secrecy 
the swelling titles, the regalia, the vaii 
show — the heathenish worship, th 
evident political and religious cbarac 
ter and the disclaiming of both, th 
evident exclusiveness under pretense of 
universal brotherhood, the d'i 

B partiality i 

of un 


>rd the 


ness and falseness of Free-mason 
every manifestation of the order 
very leaven of hypocrisy pervading the 
whole thing, he exclaimed, *M 
Lord, there is death in the pot." 
Would that all Anti-masons 



cbangeof dressand name. For by 
mi titnorpbois has Masonry once 
ed utter annihilation in our land. and by 
the same ruse it is now spreading 
marvelously among the unsuspecting 

Our meeting at Or 
just at the close of a cam 
ing that had engrossed th 
oiuuity day and night for more 




neans a failure. Our plac 
ing was nearly filled and 
nterested attention. 

day Dr. Douglas 

.age to.Spri 

; Grov< 

enworth Co. Our notice had failtd 
reach the people. I w;is cordially re- 
ceived at the home of R.ev.0. L, Shep 
herdson by his father-in-law, a Wesley 
an Methodist brother, Hodges, of Kane 
Co., III., who bad becu in our first Au- 

ihy with the cause of truth and open 
ii- s ;, as opposed to guile and secrecy 


ecture for the 

veiling, and w. 

»e home, done 

Bro. Shepherd 

•ml ba 

eked up my le 

tura in the even 

ing w 

th warm and 

telling remarks, 

which shcuved that he 


of this 

despised reform, nor afraid v 

all its 

nemies, noi de 

irous of nppro- 


with a full kno 

he is 

and where he 

alands. Sue) 


-as may lose te 

nporarily. but in 

.he confidence o 

tie rig 

■ t-minded, and 

even the respect 

Of CM 

mice, while the cowardice ol 


nominalism wi 

1 inherit only 

Shepherdson conveyed me to Winches- 
er whence I proceeded by tbe narrow 
uage R. R., to Grasshopper Falls, ar 
iving about sundown. Calling upon 
the pastor of ihe Congregational church 
I learned that my notices for the even- 
ng and the next day had fallen into 
lis bands and had by him been pock- 
eted; because as he snid he "knew 
nothing upon the subject and 
Felt no interest in it; knew nolh- 
ng about Masonry — never read any- 
thing about it — didn't care anything 

Had i 


against Masonry by Dr. Board 

ngBtown, Ohio, who had once been 
1300. and renounced it, and left 
woik with some of his brethren (o 
■t as they saw fit after bis 
t, snid he, there was nrth- 
nst Masonry" (We hap- 
that Dr. Bourdman was 

[nihli-di ■ 

nd m: r 

i,). Hf 

didn't know how be could h 
thing about Masonry unless he joined 
them. I asked him if he knew Rev. 
C. G. Finney. "OyeV he sad, "He's 
an excellent judge in religioUi raatteri, 
but not much outside of that." "Well, 
but," said I, ''he earnestly test fies lhai 
there is great danger to religion in Mi- 
s mry and thousands of th< 

Already extensive orchards of verj 
small trees surround him; the far mon 
?sting group of olive plants ab>u 
ble is numerous, and the hay-ricl 
s to furnish his stock for tde win 
I judged could not be less thai 
birty rods in length. 

half a mile away, (it may he more] 
tabernacle for his spirilud flock, 
a rough-boarded frame, perhaps 30 
by 50 feet in size well roofed and gl*zed 
with comfortable seats of the pli 
pattern, but innocent of nil in 
paint or mortar, with no fljor but the 
mother earth and no carpet but th. 
prairie bay. Yet here is gathered i 
church of 100 firm Covenanters, win 
without interruption or failure, wor 
shipped in this primitive tnbernach 
through the entire winter of ibe lu 
season, and if need he, are ready t< 
coulinue their worship with these but 
roundiotrs until Ihrough their hard' 
and honest industry tbe tabernacle o 
the wilderness snail he changed into i 
temple of the .ity. 

Here we lectured to an intelligent and 
appreciative audience, though not l*r 
for the night was dark and chilly, Th 
wa.i a demand for tracts and hooks 
yond our ability to supply, and tli 
persons subscribed for the C(/«ost 
Like all the Scotch Presbyterians « 

peril declare it — you 
defense of the Irtltl 

of Israel surely ougl) 

and at thei 

you say you don't know anything abi>iu 
it — I declare to jou what I know, 
I am backed by clouds of witn 
th at M. i. miry is the most corrupt 

irth. It 

and is absolutely bauti 
blood— the blood of nun 
man at Ibis diy can sustain that 

like hid 

elf ; 

ble for that bluod." He laughe 
said, "Why you would not ma 
that every Congregationalist is guilty of 
the death of the Salem Witches be 
he sustains Congregationalism < 
youi" "If he justified this murdei 
it was manifestly the consistent n suit of 
Congregitional principles, I would 
I, "and their bluod would be required of 
him too as sure as the blood of all tht 
martyred prophets was required of th< 
generation that crucified ihe Saviour au( 
as his blood has been required of the 
Jews from his crucifixion to ibis day 
'■Ah! well" said he, " I was a membi 
of one secret order, tbe Sons of Ten 

would be again in 

It accumpl^hid yreat 

Ohio law for it. ''But," Bays he 
to Masonry, I don't lose any sleep about 
the mischief it is doing or likely to do 
I am satisfied it's a good institution." 
Satisfied and didn't know anything 
about ill ! I learned that he had Ma- 
sons in hi j church and other Masons 

among tbe largest subscribers to his 
salary. I make no inferences, 

I took ray leave and found my way 
to the house of Rev. Mr. Forfythe. a 

It was sad to contemplate the willioi 
bondage to the dark pnwerof the lodgi 
which had been thus disclosed. Bu 
my Btale of physical exhaustion wai 
such that I felt that providence hat 
thus given me a much reeded opportu 
nity for repose. So I made no < ffjit H 
call a meeting on this S.ibbnth. 

d for prayer as a prep 


the same ground. The afternoon was 
rainy, so I rested until Monday, and 
then set out for tho Stale Convention al 
Tvpeka, of which I propose lo give 

Dear Cynosure: — In my last I go' 
ahead of my story in proposing Ihe 
Slate Convention as the next topic in 
the regular order of uurraton. From 
Grasshopper Falls, I taken ten 
miles westerly over a splendid but, for 
the most part unbroken prairie, by a 
teamster sent by the Rsv. J. S. Milli- 
tran of Tippinsville, iu Jackson Co. 
ThiB Bro. Milligan is a brother in the 
Lord and in ihe flesh to Rev. A. M. 
Milligan, D.D., of PilUbnrg.Pa., well 
known to the readers of the Cynosure 
as a strong man and a leader iu the ranas 


re at Tippinsville or North Cedar, 
for the lalter is the post office name, 1 
1 Bro. M. moit energ''Hc.lly en gag 
i laying foundations which look to 
:cra of earnest import and of per 
ence. His dwelling though a solid 
9 structure, Is Intended for a barn 
ion aa a bouse can be conaruaed. 

Slate Association for tbe coming year. 
Tue other officers were re-elected anc 
the association adjourned after anounc 
ing a lecture in the First Cong' 1 church 
for the next evening. 

e evening came and a respectable 
n;e assembled, gave good atl 
o our lecturer, took up a mode: 
ilion and bore away a gccily 


ecret miisnm to the capital of Kan 

rhere manifestly the people and tht 

h with few exceptions, are for the 

present domineered over by a dark pow- 

of whose baleful malignity and din 

ous tendency few ol" them have any 



i desc 

ly and i 


nlly opposed to all s 

npaii) > 


Grasshopper Falls and took t 

Here we had hoped to meet 
resentative men as Blanton 
ville, Besse of Peace, Loggan 
mouth, and tho moisten and 
of the U. P. and U.B., and Wesleyan.if 
not of ibeCongreijatiDml and P., 
an churches of Topika,in coun 

1 as an honorable exception 
plain man, old and infirm am 
a moderate competence o 
this world's goods; I mean the treasur- 
er of the State Associa ion, Mr. S. S^x- 
;on who, seeing the danger, dares lo 
live warning and shrinks not from far 
more tlan his just share of the pecu- 
nary burdens. He hath done what he 
■ould and though alone and unhonoied 
by the rushing and thoughtless throng, 
sneered at by the secret con- 
atorB, bis reward is sure and his 
le may yet be remembered when 
proud who scorn his testimony and 
and his cff.irts will be forgotten. 

which came under my notice, which 
Df a more cheering and hopeful 
cter than I have to report for 
ihopper or Topska; I mean tbe 
State Conference of the Wesley m 
Methodists at Muscotih in Atchison 
Co. Here were suae twenty or thir 
ty preachers, gathered from hundreds 
of miles around. The assembling of such 
a number, when all the circumstances 
are considered, muitseem evidently to 
me^n business. The same thing waB ap- 
parent in eve 

cry pray 

vices for the dying and the dead, Ms- 
sons. Odd-fellows and KnightBofPy- 
tbias contend which shall say the most. 
When their boastful pretentions to a 
bome-krep'ng charity, which lets not 
ihe left band kuow the labors of the 
right, is remembered, the doctrine and 

— Rime has another pa-tizan in Ameri- 
O'l. A secret ecclesiastical order has 
recently been unearthed in the Episco- 
pal church called the ''Confraternity of 
the Blessed Sacrament," with its "su- 
perior" and associate priests.. Rev. 
Mr. Butlerson, formerly of St. Clement's 
church, has published a defense of the 
fraternity, whose object he say* is "to 
give due honor to our Lord's Real 
Presence in the Blessed Sacrament of 
H s Body and B ood; and mutual and 
special prayer for each other's wauls; a 
more careiul and reverent celebration of 
the H dy Eucharist. " 

The promulgation of this obnoxious 
and fundamental error of popery could 
been entrusted by the faiher of 

■ong do trine and lies to no better 
agency than a secret lodge. 

■The McConnellsville (O.)district, M. 
E. church, has lately lost a considerable 
i) embers hip whose Anti-masonic con- 
cience will no longer endure au un- 
qual yoke. Al a meeting held in Sum- 
UL'rfield this body resolved to cease con- 
leetion with the M. E. Church, a part 
with Bro. K. B. Taylor lurn to tho Free 

)diat brethren, others with Beu- 
Danford unite with the Wesley- 



ter means of coma 
goificeot distances i 
■se brethren, the e. 
j, the ihouaan 

f funds to do 

result. The It 


I an organ, < 
nication, th 
licb separat 

of i 

words could do, thiB broad 
be taken poseseion of for C 
caltered sheep must be gathered 
he .olds. The designs of th 
lust be frustrated and sal 
rried to the hardy pioneer of the 
i. What especially cheered us v*a- 
when recruits were off.-red then 
manifested more concern for theii 


meetings and agricultural fail 
the midst of the State Fair at 
Atl these things had their i 
And Ihe spies of tbe adversai 
emboldened to insolence when they 

Win ii tb.-i 
thy in the 




The Uenevuleut id era. 

After the great Chicago fire the 

ily papers, and even large posters 

proclaimed the fact that Free-masons 

Id find relief by applying to the 

ionic Relief Ovmmitte* and Odd- 

fdlowH would he helped by applying to 

the Odd Fellow's IMief Committee. 

This eiclubiveneas in benevolence 
seemed to be noticed only in praise, 
though we are sur* that had a Method- 
ist church in New York city contribut- 
ed funds exclusively to aid burned-out 
Methodists in Chicago, the f.ict would 
not have elicited much commendation. 
Vet every one expected exclusiveness 
from these secret orders. Hut when it 

s'.ances the funds sent for this exclusive 
benevolence, hnd been in part Bulieited 
from and conlnhuled by men outside of 

r the-B 

» of th< 

like SanUllet and T-ib ah they derided 
us,saying, "What do these feeble Je 
If a fux go up he shall even break dc 
their stone wall." But such spirit; 
Dodds and Sliepardton and Milligan 
were undaunted, and replied "You 

:n who ( 
., but the 

them the form of One whom you c 
not see and of wboBe power you li 
no conception." ■■Aye," said anoll 
"and they that be for us are more l 
they that are against us; (or ro' 
about the truth are the angels of < 
Like countless chariots of fire, and in 
tmth is God himself and unless omn 

pounded, Are you oppt 
societies and will you oppose them J 
And besides striving earnestly for spir- 
itual bolinesp, will you nv 
rial filthiness of tobiccc 
temperance. We want 
this work who will have 
with the unfruitful work- 
and who will by the giacu ol God, keep 
themselves from all filthiness of the fl 
and of the ppirit. One candidate hes- 
itated on the tobacco question. Ac- 
tion on his case was postponed for spec 
cial prayer until the morrow. We 
know not how it W3S finally decider!, but 
nil who sp >ko on iho case, spoke in 


nd 1 ' t- I! . 


the aid (mm their special lund, but none 
wero more urgent in demanding aid 
from the general fund al?o, and they 
openly and shamelessly boasted of this 

The Bame game is now being played 
in Memphis, and these orders have the 
v ffron cry of ahking the general public 
to contribute directly toother exclusive 
benevolent funds, as will be seen by 
theiollowing item from an evening pa- 

, We 

... .,!„, 




ed. Toe OJd-f-llo 

■• Courthouse hail b on ■: ng;i-,'<'(i 

riding Royal Arch Ma> 


Kiliul i,l tin' limiigo. 

should not ocupy it unmolested or even 
at all for an evening lecture. So they 

"Geshem the Arabian," a member, as 
he said of eight of the orders to inforit, 
us that they had put n meeting upon 
the top of ours (or the evening. So 
that we could have the house Tor the 
morning or afternoon but not for the 

This Geshem was a fit rep re a eii I alive 
tor such orders and a fit tool for such 
dirty work, being t 


i Mai 

e fifteei 

and exidtul, 
twenty years after ihe Morgan murder 
His name is M. R. Clough, of Ottawa 
From him we obtained evidencodi 
id positive, of what vre us'eefien 
uled, viz: that the Masons vary their 
ory ceremonies and uath ;A< curding 
;um*tances and the character they 

Tli- .iislitllui 


i pubdc if dee 

> deal with. Fur 
tornelimesa large 


3 Of 


, he claimed not 
ord. rs 

entitled to m-mhersliipni nur 
convention, and then undertook t> dic- 
tate the course it should pursue, and 
was going on to enlighten the conven- 
tion in a general discussion of the sub- 
ject upon which we were convened. 
He was allowed lo proceed until he had 
fully disclosed the spirit of secretism in 
itsimpudence and haletulness,and was 
then mirrored to h mself in a fsw plain 

stripping (>;■■! ■'-?: and also Ihe wo 
s of their oaths. Lest the ci 
should rebel like Dr. Colver; 

ng." But [luiwittisiatuiiiig such 
nl'nctured <-vnli nee, and such niovti 
ways, sldllbe general course of thi 
e reuv.ins lui ■Imoged as before tin 

■d , and lo those who may li 
d the performance the following de- 
ception may be uunecetsiry. Those 
vho have not will find in it matter for 

The retiring master stales tho object 
if ihe meeting and says, "Let us first 
woke the blessing of God." The chap- 
ain thin reads the following prayer: 
'Almighty Father, Maker of the Uot- 
l giver nf every giod lo coaa- 
beseech Thee to be with us 
casion; bless Uio-e who shall 
ue be installed (fficers of this 
grange; endow them with prudence and 
mi. Be with all the officers of the 
and National grange, and nil con- 

L.J flith - 

■„,!, .. 


iih all . 

> of c 




heard no more fron him. We con- 
duded to imitate Isaic's course when 
he Philistines strove for his well, and so 

adjourned lo the church of ihe United 
irelhren for tho evening, where our 
Uiiness was finished and the time oc- 
upicd in animated and earnest discus- 
ion, nnd a series of resolutions were 


Rev. Bell of the United Brethren 

Church, wus ekoled president of the 

ivitig for their object the ad- 
nt of educatioD and the morr-1 
*nd happiness of mankind; we 
; all in Thy name. Amen." 

specimen of Masonic prayer the 
irly perfect, and all that ha 




t is a ranrked feature iu the his 
lory of the yllow fever phigm- at Mem 
phis and Shreveport that the secret 
lodgrs are very careful to rep >rl to the 
Country by correspondent and telegraph 
every particular of their gifts and ser- 

iply generally to this. The nisla'ling 

Boer, who may beany member of a 

ate grange, ihen lakes charge of the 

proceedings beginning with an address, 

, of which may be original, but must 

i with a prescribed form. In I 

s thei 




Its h-ticlitu 

the I ft..- 


It do< 

fere with his religious ,>r p d'tieal 
In morality it seeks the highe t 
honesty is inculcated, educatioi 
tured, chnr'ty is a predominant c\ 
terinic. temper«"ce is supported and 
brotherly love cultivated." How true 
are Borne of tbese statements the form- 
er articles upoo this 

who < 

.light for™ 

with tfai 

eignia of their offi :ea and instructed in 
their respective duties sft-r having tak- 
en the following obligations: "I . 

having been elected [Maste-] of 

grange, do solemnly pledge my honoi 
that I will perform all the duties apper- 
taining to the office, as fir as ia in my 
power until my successor is duly install- 
ed, I will support the constitution ol 
the national grange, the by-laws 
of this grange, and I will inculcate 
a strict obedience to all laws and edicts 
emanating from the proper autbor- 


ity. I will i 
the position 
directly or indirectly, the political or 
religious opinion ot any member of the 
order." The officers of the grange are 
master, overseer, lecturer, steward as- 
sistant steward, chaplain, treasurer, 
secretary, gatekeeper, Ceres, Pomona, 
Flora and stewardess." 

Except the remtrks addressed to the 
ohap'aia none of cheofEcialitistructiouB 
seem worthy of mention. They are of 
a semi-mock-reli b 'ious nature and show 
with other passages o( the ritual tbe 
heartless, godl-jss nature of tbe order: 
'•Reverend brotber, upon you devolves 

ant and cheerful task. In presenting 
you with this sacred volume, a text- 
book in which all look for wisdom and 
instruciion, I need not urge you to be 
faithful in your calling. As the medi- 
um of ibis grange to hold converse 
with the Master of ifae Great Grange 

my yo' 

i Christi- 
anity with Mohammedanism, and it in 
amon with the others, must be ab- 
red of God;'tlius a man pnfes^inL: t" 
an expounder of theGjspelof Je- 
Christ, d- dares that Christianity 
pases all and convinces none. Truly 
discoveries of Old- fellow ship are 
'zing, they are astonishing ye*, 
n b.-yond the reach of human eom- 

?he lecturer then called tbe atten- 
i to pagt235: ''here the Riv, au 

thor speaks of ihs lodge at work: Tncy 
have left their pn-julices at the door 
igle in one circle of brotherhood, 
iy, and love, the descendents of 
Abraham. The diverse followers of 
rist, tbe Pariah of the strcter 
'.5, here gather around tbe same al. 
&=. one fanny uumfe.Hin^ no differ- 
;e of creed or worship. " "L-;ft their 
prejudice at the door." The lecturer 
now inquired if there was a Christian 
Odd-f ]:ow in the house; if bo, ia the 
blessed Jesus nothing to you hut your 
predjudiceJ You must not take bim 
past the outside guardian, you must no 1 
pray in Hia name in your boasted lodge 
It has been decided by the 
Grand Lodge of the U. S. to be unlaw- 
ful to pray in the name of Jesus," page 
180, Rsv. A..B. Grosh's Improved Man- 
ual Edition: 1869, 


degree tbe idea of rest, not indolence 
cessation of the powers of the mind 
d heart, but the rest ol faith, that pre- 
iftliou of the immortal, glorious re- 
pose of immortality itself, for heaven is 
he reality of all that regeneration pre- 
igures." What do you suppose the 
Rev. gentleman discovers in this sub- 
? Why the idea of faith, 
which is the substance of things hoped 
greatest binderance to 
the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ 

the spiritual seed you shall sow 
m cood soil, and bring forth a bun 
-fold. Cast thy bread upon the 

nen, is awful mockery and blasphemy. 

An Able DIecussIqu or Odd-fellow- 

Prom Iho Valley Spirit. Chambcraburg, I*a.l 
Messrs. Editors: — An auti-Becrecy 
reeling was called at Centre Church, 
n tbe evening of September 24ih. 
It an early hour the house was filled 
iy citizens of tbe community, H shut 


II. It. 

,-I-a-d Ci. 

The Chairman introduced the R-v. 
M. Bishop, of Pleasant Retreat Parsi 
age, who took the stand and spoke- 
Odi-fellowship over two hours. 

The lecturer's first proposition, Odd- 
fdllowship is ami Christ. Whatever 

ie will hate tbe one and love the 
; or else he will hold to the one 

and despise the other— Matt. vi. 24. 

So ended tbe Grit propoait ; on. 

: Ifdurer proceeded to descant 
three other propositions, but 1 

with any further account of tbe 

es. At the clo^e of the speech 

R-T Mr. Ame*. of the M. P. Chufcb, 

01 R xbury, anounccd thai certain Lid;- 

jf the Old-fellows would hold a fe<- 

il, g vmg time and ptace and invited 

those ure-eiit, including the R-v. 

speaker, to attend. Thereupon Rtv. 

p made reply that he would avail 

himself of the opportunity to decline 

ie invitation for the reason that he 

id recently been invited by tbe Cul- 

oabus L idge of Cliambereburg to par 

licipate in their pic-nie ai Brown's Mill, 

ind although he did not attend in per 

Spirit ibat a convivial sp rit took i old 

of them and they got to dancing and 

ad njrrrand hop and th'tt he (ihe speak- 

) thought it out of place for preacb- 


i the 


A. B. Or. 

ed froi 

Oddfellows, Miami. This author ' 
endorsed by tbe Grand Lodge of th 
U. S. Page 02: "Every Qdd-fello' 
should keep clearly impressed ( 

, the 

ugbt f 


ciples and ob- 
ject of tbe order. In one. word, what 
regeneration by the word of truth 
is in religion, initiation is to Odd-fellow- 
ship." The lecturer remarked, "Whal 
Christian that has over folt the regen- 
erative power of the Gospel of Christ 
don't knoff that the R^v. Groan has 
made a false statement and ou/bt tc 
sign a 1 bel on the Son of God." 

The lecturer said it would not do tc 
exphiu the above away, fur the same 

ume. H J also quoted from p;ige 279: 
''Not only between the north and south 
of Europe, but ' 

To the Editor of the Cynosure: 

on of the Sandusky annual 
Conference in my case, has been such 

1 End in the minutes of the last session 
■ if that conference, ibat, "the passage 
of the character of J. T. Kiggins, was 
was suspended for failing to omply 
with the requirements of the confer- 
ence, intd s itibf iction be given. -The 
tferred to are like 



1 the 


is but little in advjuc; of the Asiatic, 

who, though living in the land ol 

Adam, of Noah, Abraham and otbei 

B ble. worthies, 

ble) and clings 

ran, and cilia all mil J :ls who noknowl 

edge not the authority of Confucius Ol 

■k (Hi 




heaven because they kneel not at h 
altars. Thus tbe tables of the la* 
(Judaism,) the cross, (Christianity, 
and the Cresent, ( Mohammedanism) u 
clashed in angry warlare, which d> 
bases all and convinces none, an 
must therefore ba abhorred of tbe God 

;ed before a co iiuiife - for mvesligii- 
i. Without stating whether the 
charge* were sustained, — without fay- 
ing bow far, or wherein they had been 
sustained by testimony,— the commit- 
tee reemi mended that 1 '"be required to 
retract so much of said article as re- 

and on tbe stationing committee." 
Tnus the matter was left with me to 
decide as to how much, or how Utile 
was toberetracted. After having 1 ioh- 
ed tbe nutter over 1 found that I could 
not c insistently with the plain truth re 
tract anything. The article referred to 
was written at Eist Toledo, and dated 
July 18th, 187^, and the o D ly tlrng in 
the article vh cii I could wi-b cluing, d, 
is that 1 might nay of the facts niirra- 
ted in the article, that I gave them 

juet qi brother Essex gave themt 

— be being one of the parlies referred 

then (substantially) before tbe coi 
tee. I cannot see anything in tl 


nothing is said, in the article referred 
to, against him, worse than that the 
Odd-fellows desired him to be sent to 
Van Huren circuit. And his position 
upon the secrecy question is, and has 
been such as to juitify the conclusion 
that they made a wise choice, — for 
themselves. If, in order that the San- 
dusky Conference pass my character, it 
becomes necessary that I retract that 
j I have every reason to believe 
then God's grace assisting me, 
linr.icer shall not be passed, until 
by higher authority than that of 
iiiualC.nference. J. T. Kioqins. 

For nil Who are Working for tho Cy- 

Ontario, 0. 
. . . I h%ve no notion of dropping 
your paper. I wi=h I could increase iia 
circulation tenfold, W. W. 

Footvills, Wis. 
. . I like the Cynomn-f, could 
nut get al<»ig without it. E, A. S. 

o, III. 


A good friend from Pennsylvania 

piper, endorses its sentiments and bids 
ut, God-speed, but wishes us to dis- 
continue it because be has so much 
reading m Uler. We frequently receive 
letter- from men eaying I want the pa- 
per, but have had poor health, sickness 
in my family, and cannot afford it. A 
minister from Georgia writes, I circu- 
late the paper far and wide as I travel. 
But I am not paid for preaching and 
can take only such papers as are fur- 
nished me without charge. Will not 
all who want the Cynosure to do got d 

forward the subscription price and send 
the paper to a friend who is financial y 
unable, at present, to take it! Chere 
are hundreds of such men. Or for- 
ward the subscription price to us and 
we will app'y it and notify you whose 
fiiL'S'-ription you have paid for. 

,nd uni 


CurjKCH Con: 
..sst cution. — Shall we not have 
■iters similar to the following! 

Usiontown, Oct. 16th, 18 
l L. K,llgg: 

sen in the Cynosure a requeat 
ongregationa would make con 
ons to tbe funds of the Na 

i col lei 

i the r 

ney order for $5.00 from '' tbe Laurel 
Hill U. P. congregation ' as a donation 
to the fund of -'The Na ion-il Chris- 
tian Association opposed to secret 


. P. P. 

—On the first of October Bro. A. 

Crooks, Agent of the Wesleyan pub- 
lishing interest, reported n.-ar'y $13,- 
1.100 bubsenbed for th" n»w PuUothin" 
Houne in Syracuse, N. Y., nearly one 
half the amount needed.— Tie Presby 
terian S ibbath schotds show n falling off 
in tbe pau year of about 3,000 mem- 
bers, and the Congreya'.ional 2,500 
members. This is attributed to the 

;,hools.— The Fr.-r M^ .leuomi 

lip of « 

li Chili. N, Y. 

S000, with 175 traveling p 

and Sprmg Arbor, J 
are bring raised for another at Elgin, 
111. The church paper. The Free 
Aft/th'idist has a circuladon of 3 ,300 
—Tbe Presbyterian church in Canada 
numbers 10 presbyteries, C33 regular 

8550. 001:— TJ 

an U.ble Soce 
re $737.831. G 

- IOU.UII1. 

f the Am 

-p- i 


i the 

U volumes.— The Roman Catd,.: 
re repoil'd an about to i sal. ish « la 
umber of parochial schooh in t 

-,.m hiirorn- fir thiH purpi-si-; this y 




md the 

n Clay 

■ lligli S hool at Frank- 

Will you pl-is* r 
tion f"r tho Oyno; 
weeks before your t 


Citt.— Tne Exposition is 

I that 

■ pl>a« 

■The financial 
d somewhat encourtgmg. — TJien- 
viiTiiro 1 ] 1 * siru^ir'i- li-twt-en the Li 
d Order party and the whisky m 

Sn-fch by Mr Pfunder, and a beaut 
fm G-rmanBong.— Mrs. H. B. Ston 
is interesnng the Chicago pe-p'e wit 
rei-lings from •' Undo Tom'« Cahi. 
a'id other of h°r worl<B. — Rmdera.wl 
admireour fVubiul office ediior, will 1 
happy to learn that he has laken s 
amiable, educated aud courayeu 
"help-meet" ^nd is now (Oct 21) t 
bis wedding tour. He is expecte 

Country.— Prest. Grant has af 
pointed Thursday, Nov. 27, as a da 
of National thanksgiving— The Wester: 
Rural says to farmers "Save your6ee 
corn now."— The third '-Stokes trial 
■s dragging iti slow, h'-an-si-'kenwi. 
length" '.dong.— The Christian State; 

l publis 

I'h.- <■ 

Wisconshiisnow being 

Northwestern Di vision of the Milwau- 
St. Paul Bailroad has reduced 
s for the transportation of 



isrchy.— Tl.<- 

fied ibat the order must va&>te 

mediately— Rev. Mr. Candlish, 
eat Scoich preacher largely insl 

wish all our friends whohave en 
sing boys or girls between the 
ages of ten or tweniy would instruct 
.hem somewhat on the subject of Free- 
nasonry ar.d send them out to get sub 
icribers for the Cynosure. In thit 
*ay our list may be considerably en- 
arged and the children could obtain a 
;ojd commission for their work. 






Extracts From Masonic Oaths and Penalties, as 
Sworn to by the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island. 

Hon. John Ouincv Adams' Letter, 

Giving Hisnud His latin r'j Opinion of Freemasonry 

Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

Giving His Opinion of lYeemasonry (18SB). 

Is the 


- paper what it should be be f 

ty "Cym 

b Chris. 
ies ofti 

i^h is valuable as an Anti-masonio 
document. Every dollar contnbuied 

to tlic lract_fund pays f.>r 1,000 pagei- 

Who will contribute to our tract fund! 

Clubbing List. 
The Weekly Cynosure will 

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A Tract Fund for ib Fhs Distribution of In:ts. 


Satan's Gable Tow. 

"Freemasonry is 0nivl52 Years Old,' 

"Murder and Treason not Ezceoptd." 

Freemasonry ia tne Church, 

Character and Symhols of r'rcenin-iinry 

Address of Hiagara County J ssociition, Sew York. 

Oiii'fniiiii: tin- M"iu'!![i M'ir!t'r, nud the cliaraclt 

f Pr^L-n.^s.-nrv, »s wu hv hi- -unl^r il^oui 

lurdcre. 50cla. per 100, or $4.00 per 1,000. 

Judge Whitney and Masonry. 





Sis Bsiions why a Cbristin should db i Frsimiso 



Who Murdered Capt. Wm. Morgan? 

Abduction and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

This ia a Book of Thrilling Interest, and 

shows clearly that 

ESTSee Sample Paces below. 

proceed I'd lo .^LilT'ird, a vill;j'_>.- JiLnmr si\- miles eaat from 
Batavia. On nrrivinjr iln;. r ,. Miller was seized, by two men 
mid coinlur.tod lo ;i romii in the third story of u. alunu build- 
ing, ui-diiiarily used us u Masonic lodge room. In this room 
In; lias guarded hy liv.- iiilti, ivli.-said lln.'y were aetiii" as 
' . While thus 
1 his Irn'iids ar- 

sight, or ih'M;ri[.tion of iliu wnrratit hy virtue of which he 
liuld Mdli.r in cusiudy, but In; siradily ivfused tu eshihit or 
describe it; but still left no doubt on the mind of Miller or las 

before the successive , 
Johns, whose sudden 
tionud. suddenly d^ap[v.M; 

Is of Morgan and Miller, Daniel 

word, und walked v.nh l.u^e and i[in.;k stops auru 
ra, and, as Miller desi.-nbes it, seemed qii\ious 
error into the captive. Miller buwever ventured to r 
le with him, having learned in some way which ho ca 
liect, thatJohns was his prosecutor. Johns huwev. 
d in a voice that faltered a Utile, " Miller, I am on 
hat I have been ordered to do." During hid dele 
ne of the guards told him in lunguaj 
card by all in the room, that he 

i tho 


where Mui'- 

but lie hf-nrd one man say tu another, "I 
an entered tip/irentic-." Tu detail all Hie evasive falsehoods 
and idle assertions, by which French and his coadjutors en- 
deavored to e\eus>.- themselves |>um pr'^eedidy with Miller lo 
the justice's office at Le Hoy. w.mld !".■ a useless wustcof our 
own i, me and the patience of the reader. 

It was manifest that the conspirators wished to consume 

the time until night should favor tho 
projects, and that to proceed to Le Roy 
flan, if it could be- avoided. "•• 



of their 

. of their 

ume of 

he after- 

, adm 

(ted tha 

■_dv by' 
.cess he had against Miller was in incr, a process in 
nd Iron) that lime his resolution soninl sum 
. About dusli the whole crowd preceded, with 
nd tumult, to Le Roy, i miles, and after many 
part of French to prevent hi 


, but neither ei.iist;ible, warrant, or phiintilf 

appeared, and the justice informed Mr. Miller lhat he ,.,v 
at liberty to go where lie pleased. This was about nine 
o'clm'k in the evenini'. It ap]ieared from the docket ot the 
nia.l.trale that a warrant had been issued against Miller, 
amfuiic John Davids, on the o.Uh arid at the request ut Dan- 
iel Julius; John Davids bad been also arrested by the direc- 
tions of French, but the sheriff of the county mlo'rmrd 
them that he was in his custody on the jail limits upon 
which he was discharged from the arrest. Miller having 
thus obtained permission to return, was making the be=t ol 
his way to a public house, when French an. I Juhns suddenly 
anm-ared a-aiu- The former cmh'a.oml 10 seize Miller by lb-: 
collar, and wiled loudly fur help to retake the pnsuner- 
Jolius asked if there was no person there who would help lo 
secure that man. But although attempts were made to regain 
pussession ,.f Miller, he succeeded in reaching a public bou-' 
and after another ineffectual attempt by French and Ins 
assiK'iales to prevent him, he returned late al. night to Icitavia, 
and relieved his family from terror and alarm. That this 
lawless assemldae-e of men touk place for the purpose of se- 
■■ui-in.r the arrest ijf Miller, by virtue of a process never in- 
tended to be acted upon, we shall take no trouble lo show to 
the public, We have conclusive proof from the express d 

„™ ..holed the troop, and from various other 
ant one of the objects thev in view was to pull 
office of Miller, if that should be necessary for tho 


Why don'! yo 
ind when I dm 
Why not a lai 

little check, 

aion was made on the hearts of the peo- 
ple. At length under circumstances 
divinely order d, his feelings became 
intensely earnest, for the conversion of 
Beveial of the youth of his congrega- 

baptism of love and prayer for their 
When the next Sabbath 
brought him before h'lB people, he 
I to tell them, in a plain simple 
, how he had fell for the souls 
.me of their children, and natur- 
ally made 

to answer the question. This 
ho bad become a victim to alco- 
ilirnulanta, had been often «d- 
ied, and hb often promised to ab- 

upon the public park, insensible to all 
worldly transactions. The neighbors 
ho had ao ineffectually remonstrated 
itb him, thought il a good opportu- 

AI1 signed ii'nl -efilc-il 11 

Where Is Your Paltli? 

Professors of Christianity and preach- 
ers of the Gospel sometimes complain 
that the church is cold, and the min- 
istry indifferent.,and especially that sin- 
ners are hardened, and that the preach- 
ing of the Gospel does not produce the 
effect that it did in days gone by. 

nil of first love in the 
r'UMikiible. however, 
i word fell from his lips, 
He, spoke freely of hi 

inglyof thei 



r— he 

uld bear the 

of : 

Itell i 

pack their mouldy bread, a 
what good times they had ten. twen- 
ty, thirty, or forty yenrs ago; but it u 
all past now — men are hardened, and 
will not hear and believe the truth. 

Is this the way you talk and feel: 
If so, I have a word for you. God 
has not changed during the last twenty 
or forty years. He is the same yester 
day, to-day. and forever. Jesus Cbrisi 
has oot changed, for he changetb not 
The Holy Ghost has not ohanged, noi 
has it left the world, for it was 
sent to abide with the church forever. 
The Gospel has not changed. No mat 
ter how much yon may have manglec 
it, distorted it, revamped it, and im 
proved it with your new notions, pe 
theories, and vwin imaginations — thi 
Gospel and the Bible remain the same 
Human nature has not ohanged. Thi 
heart is still deceitful, the flesh is cor 
nipt, and it? luata, desires, works, ant 
fruits, are just the same now that they 
were when Cain killed Abel, wkei 
Lot was vexed in Sodom, when th' 
Jews rejected Christ and crucified the 
Lord o( glory. Sin has not changed 
—it is still vile, hateful, polluting, ac- 
cursed of God and n curse to mau. 

Now what is the matter* With the 

beloved people on bis own soul — at 
least so far as to bow before God, and 
repent of them all, and especially in view 
of his own responsibility for those sinB. 
It was natural that he should speak 
with nome feeling of the freeness of 
pardon through Christ, even for 
grievous sin-= — this truth being fresh 
and blessed to his own soul. 

That day was an era in that church. 
The house of God was another Boeh- 
im, and many an aching heart found 
relief in tears. The people of God re- 
pented and came up with one heart tc 
the help of the Lord, and many were 
turned Irom their sins to praise redeem' 
ing love. We noted the lesson at the 
time, aud have ever since deemed it in 
point to show how those who labor foi 
Christ, should bear themselves towards 
their tardy, aud, perhaps, backslidden 
brethren. — Oberlin Eoangdist. 


nity to make 

form him. Accordingly, tbey re- 
moved him to the cell for condemned 

ials in the jail, and left him. 

midnight when all nature was at 

;, he awoke from bis unconscious 
and resting upon his elbow, 
fouud he was lying upon a stone. 
Startled by the discovery, in total 
darkness he commenced a survey of 

situation. No sound could be 
heard but such as his o 
caused. He makes a 
examination of the Boor upon which 
be rests. It is all stone, cold and 
cheerless. No wile or child upon 
whom he can call for a, light or aae» 
tance- He reaches out his -hand, i 
meets the same cold touch — stout 
He rises upon bis feet and makes a fill 
ther survey. It is stone on all Bidet 
above, below. The reality flashe 
upon his mind, the cold sweat start 
from every pore, bis fearu are reallz/'d 
In the agony of bis soul he exclaim* 
'•Oh 1 am in ML Jwt as I expec 
edf" He went down to a drunkard 
grave. — Ex. 

■rit soon ran i-ff the track, and n 
-up was the result. Teach yom 
boy, friend Archer, to work with a wil! 
hen he does work. Give him p'aj 
loiiL'b to make him happy urnl lien thy 
ut let him learn early that worl 
Ihe business of life. Patient, sell 
denying work i 1 : the price of Buccess 
and indolence eat away not only the 
of capital, but worse st'li. all a 
i nerve-power. Present eratih'd- 
.en,!? in put i-li 'inly until lo-mnr- 

Fnll Fashions. 

> God, 

i chri 

Bible, the same Gospel, the same prom 
wrath to 6bun and heaven to gain, 

s the r 


; result! It miy be true that the 
lie where you choose to dwell and 
r, who build churches and pay sai- 
. are some of them Gospel harden 
But Christ has never bidden his 
ants to spend their «lmk- lives 

ng a r.j 

?cted i 

s people. He 6ays l, Gu ye inti 
all the world," and sorae-where in thi 
back woods, the highways and by-ways 
or in the lanes and streets of the city. 
are hungry, starving souls, waiting for 
the sweet compulsion which shall 
them in to the vacant seats of the 
riage of the Lamb, and as ready t< 
the Gosptrl call, as other sinners 
been in years gone by. Aud with the 
fields whitening, the harvest great, and 
the laborers few, ye cannot urge, the 
hardness of men's hearts as a suf 
reason for a fruitless ministry. 

The reason is, you are backslidden 
more than you know of. They may 
work otherwise thau with you. When 
divine inspiration says of any ni 
he puts not his neck to the work of 
Lord, we are safe in adioit'iug itstn: 
but any judgment short of this may 
err. It is well., therefore, to be guard' 

Health of School Children. 

The obstacles which medical writer 
inform us stand in the way of publi 
education for children are so formidable 
that it. is no wonder a large portion of 
our readers who have children of 
own are dispirited, and feel eithe 
giving up the contest in despair or 1 

3 some happy chance by which 
their little ones may be got through in 
iafety. Chief among these obi 
ippear to be bad ventilation, the forc- 
□ g process, and insufficient relax! 
for younger pupils. Half of these er- 
ira are to be attributed to parents and 
■acbers, and the other halt to school 
boards and school architects, A gene- 
lorance of what the health of chil- 
dren demands epitomizes the whole 
natter, for it can scarcely be believed, 
£ existed in the quarters where 
ve are necessitated to look for it, that 
the evil would not soon correct itself. 
But ignorant parents Bend their child- 
built by ignorant architects, and gov- 
d by ignorant board-. However 

In the October openings we learn 
that a picturesque simplicity is the high- 
est rule. Furbelows and paniers have 
vanished, and ihe scanty plain robe 
clings to the lovely figure close as tht 
falling locust leaves toCtytie'a bosom. 
The mass of dead women's hair is gone 
from the shapely head. The long- 
cramped feet are at last free to rest 
their corns and bunions in heel less broad 
soled beds of ease. Even displays o 
embroidery or jewelry are for- 


i getttn 

young man, that 
head and hands, i 
untry Gentle 

ork, bard work, of 
the price of sui 

,bey t 

j younj 

>rtal ii 

f God had 

made the little creature beautiful 

i'gb,they must overload it with silks 

lacee. and then torture its freedi 

the thongs and screws of arbitrary 

ion. This over-dressingof the body 

strike* through into the heart. 

can at top be put to the crop ol 

ami f-i;itii<.iniht9 if children are I 

trained into foppery and coxco 

from their cradles! How can 

children be (aught S'lf d-riid and 

itual mindedness while under the 

tic ;1 trappings fit" pride and ex 

gance t — Cuyler. 

We hi 
and the 

to that fact gives us Divine certainl 
The fact is "Christ is risen." T 
meaning of that according to t!,»l 
that we should in- ilm« delivered lr< 


"In i 

i these 

be in certain respects (and many of 
them are intelligent only as to thi 
means of getting as much out of th> 
way as possible of the trouble entailei 
by duty), they are ignorant of hygieoi 
principles involved in the proper educa 
tion of young children. The jurisdiction 
which should be in the hands of mei 
of wide, absorbent intellects and deep 
affectionate, unselfish hearts, is deier 
mined by a puny and disgusting politi 
cal preference. The ambition of th. 
architect is limited to producing 
handsome edifice which will be a per 
manent advertisement, and the question 
of health iB ignored in what he cc 
ceives to be architectural beauty. T 
average parent loves bis child in obei 

through t 

are a far li 

leh charity. 

work of the Lord. 
oyou t 

rith oth 

- duing little 

i, who . 

ural instinct, and 
directs the operation of thai 
liberal knowledge and a cons 
expression of his own weaku' 
present there is no medical ii 
of our public schools, theme 
spectorship having been recei 
ihed, for reasons which the 

love by 

fashionable authority, 
of ton will endeavor this fall by the 
grace and simplicity of her attire to 
?how that her husband ha 1 * neither rob- 
bed a bank nor been the leader of a 

What does this portend) Is it only 
new vagary? — the usual disgust of 
the fashionable leader at the aping of 
illit-s by y"t more foolish enuelry 
people and servant girls, and her cou- 
:quent retreat into a region of chaste 
mplici'ty 1 Or is it a symptom of a gen- 
■al reaction of the country from sham 
ito common senBe ? II it be the latter , 
this feeble sign will doubtless be follow- 
by others. It is but the twitter of 
a single swallow, but afterward comes 
the whole summer. Reform in dress 
wil! only precede reform in furniture, 
etc. The dry goods or pork merchant 
will not labor under the conviction that 
a palace modeled after Apsley House, 
carpets from Persian looms, or coat and 
waistcoats like Disraeli's Young Duke, 
will make him more of a man. The 
grocer will not plenish his bouse as 

carpenter see that life's best aims are 
fulfilled in cheap Brussels on the floor 
and sleazy silks ana plumes upon his 
wife. Pulpit eloquence will drop its 
sensational trickery and deal with the 
terrible problems of commonplace life, 
Popular literature will no longer mean 
clap-trap, popular piety cant, nor popu- 
lar statesmanship a talent for money- 
making. But until these later signs ap- 
pear, we are not sanguine of the sum 
mer, in spite of the prophecy of this 
single swallow.— N Y. Tribune. 


ing, you deem the comparison favora- 
ble to your own piety, or zeal, you are 
precisely in the positio i that la raked 
by the batteries of temptation. Have 
a care that you do not think more high- 
ly of your-self than you ought to think, 
Let the question arise — for your great- 
er aafety,— •• Who maketh thee to dif 
fer)"— and '-What hast thou that thai. 
didst not receive!" 

If your heart is honestly with Christ, 
you are elm fly anxious to reach tbt 
hearts of your n on-laboring brethren, 
and draw them into the field. Foi 
this end you need to be eminently for- 
giving and loving. Let your own si 
lent works, rather than sharp words be 

We have in mind a case good for il- 
lustration. Many years ago, wo knew 
a Goapel minister who bad been preach- 
ing many a pointed sermon on many ar 
anxious Sabbath to stir up his people 
to the work of the Lord. Hope, long 
deferred, began to threaten heart-sick- 
ness; it was clear no particular impres- 

cbool directors 


ah -_a'.n: ar. hi 
brain and conscie 
the spirit of ma 

spring, to be sound. 

:ts, school boards ol 
:e and teachetB with 
vrs, let us at least 


ien froi 

r drink 

■nalie themselves and their friends mis- 
erable, and disgrace the human family, 
we are often led to ask if thoy have 
iny fear of the future. The confes 
lion of one man, who resided in a coun- 
try town in Connecticut, who had of- 
.eu drank to excess, had as often re- 
lented, and determined to nbstain 
from further excess and use, would 

capital he has invested to start him so 
fairly. It is surprising he has turned 
out so poorly- He ib a steady young 
man. with no bad habits as far as I 
know. He bad a good education, and 
was alwavB considered smart; hut he 
doesn't succeed in anything. I am told 
he has tried a number of different sorts 
of business, and Bunk money every 
lime. What can be the trouble with 
Alfred. I should like to know, for 1 



nough," said the 
other, "and has education enougl: 
he lacks the one element of am 
He never wants to give a dollar's worth 
of work for a 'ollar of money ; tind 
is no other way for a young mau to 

a fori 


i dig 



CJaildreas' Corner. 

this pathway, still Sparkling with ll 
dewy moisture, came stealthily inovil 
the long, lithe form of a mink. Her fur 
looked worn and ru-ty where the sen 
ght struck her, asahe skulked betweer 
be tussocks of grass. Occasionally B fa> 
halted to look about her, alert for any 
thing eye could see or ear could iitur 
hearing nothing but the Bwee 
of a song sparrow and the com 
plaining cry of a cat-bir 



If the principles of any confederacy 
are of an excellent nature, the more 
tlio?e principles are acted upon, the 
greater will be the benefit resulting to 
society. We ask then will speculative 
Freemasonry [bear this test! Suppose ad 
the members of ihe fraternity in the 
United States should continually act 
upon that principle of partiality which 
the oaths enjoin. Would the rights of 
the community be belter maintained I 
Would justice hold her balances with a 
firmer hand? Or, should we have 
cause to exclaim, Truth is fallen in the 
and equity 

band; proceed no fa 
ast set a mark on tbo 
faithful in the house of the Lord, and 

trust in the power of his might [ Christian Cynosure 

Take ye the Bignet and set a mark in 
the forehead of my people that have 
passed through great tribulation and 
have wa3hed their robes, and have 
made them white in the blood of the 
Lamb, which waBBluin from the foun- 
dation of the world." The minister 
takes the signet and pressed it on the 

late's forehead He leaves the 

in red letters: Kino of Kings, 

i fact, i 



has insidiously operated in oui 
.ice halls and in our courts of jut 

has polluted the fountains o 
Lb an unrighteous leaven? Wbai 
! would our country now present 
: permitted 

>rding to Ma; 


of the Lord 
have separated themselves from th'n 
association. Should we not see Free 
masonry, like the whore of mystical 
Babylon, "drunken with the blood of 


.uld ii 

partake no longer of its sins. 

Mr. John R. Melford says, " I ha 
seen a grand jury selected by a UaaC 
ic sheriff with an express view to pi 
vent an indictment against a broth 
Mason, and was told by the foreman 
the jury, that had it not bsen the ci; 
of a brother that was coming belt 
them he should not have been thei 

> Bh< 

bed the muddy edge of the brook, 

trod more daintily; then, winding 

an the pickerel weeds, swam down 

am, hardly disturbing the water, 

i making a long, wedge, | sliip-,1 

wake as she stole into the shadowy edge 

ot the brook. Suddenly, ah'- disappear 

d under the water; but soon came up, 

trugglin^ willi ^omeilung that, swayed 

.nd pulled her about, disturbing the 

quiet of the stream and sending a mudi 

down with the current But she 

the almost unmanageable wrig- 

eel (for ibis it was) to the stone 

ar,d. drawing hers If and burden 

t of the 

. thelai 

readjusted her hold, lilld 

lure back of the head. Then, bracing 
herself to suck the blood, the thresh- 
ing, stru^lingecl ^rewijradually weak 
er and weaker, until it looked perfectly 
limp and lifeless. Then she jumped 
from the wall, and dragging this eel, 
longer than herself, up through the 
grass, taking a different and more con- 
cealed way than the one by which she 
came, soon disappeared altogether. 
In the thick banked wall of this bark 
on ihe hillside bIic had her young; and, 
after they grew large enough to require 
something mere Bubstanlial than na- 
ture's first provision, the mother used 
to bring them fish of different kinds — 
eels, ducks and like prey. So sly and 
stealthily did she keep herself that she 
was not seen unlil the young were half 
grown, and looked like the fawn-color- 
ed weasels; when she betrayed herself 
by bringing this food, which impelled 


she grew bold. 
very destructive to 

and, when Die bro >!; is low, the_\ 

lien be tracked for a longdistance 

id eels, pickerels, slum n, and 

ro/itiraea trout, left lying along the 

nk ; the mink only sucking the blood, 

-I !<■ -viiit; Hie fieh 

ay so many t 

>y th' 

,,ll i 

bail in pickerel fishing through the ice, 
were kept in an old tub set in a spring 
near the brook; and in one night all 
these fish were killed by a mink, who 
left ihem luid in a row on the ground, 
They looked precisely aBifaorae pen-on 
had arranged them. But through the 
back of each usb, near the head, were 
four tooth inarkp, thai told who had been 
there — this beioa frequently the only 
mark Ihe mink makes on bis victim. — 
Old and New. 

I I1-.V- al-o s 

and o^servi 
him make ihe Masonic signal of diatret 
and another sign to the jury, whii 
latter sign of the hand drawn aero 
the throat, two or three of the jur 
answered, and these same jurors. win 
out, refused to convict on a clear ca 
guilt. I have also seen Masonic sig 
exchanged between ihe bar and t. 


t tt.e choice of public ■ 


such a brother was to be run for 8 
bly man, by which I understood 
we, the brethren were to support 
and he was ruu andelecled." 

This is the testimony of a man who 
is declared to be of resptctabli 
t-an character, who has conscientiously 
seceded from the Masonic fraternity. 

We all agree, (Freemasons not • 
cepted) that popery is anti-Christ, n 
: lint ib'.'ipiril ot (ler-ccutMnijoneiif 
bl ickesi features of the beast, I havebt 
struck, sir, with the similarity belw< 
the oath of the Roman bishops at th 
consecration, aud the oath of ihe Fr 
miiaon. The oath of the former 
presses, -'that they i-bould oppose ,; 
persecute heretics to the utmost 
their power," the oath of the lal 
we have already heard. Now, we a 

.le-uit lo point out the difference? 

We pity the ignorance and rebi 
the impiety of the ceremonies of I 
papal superstition. And is Freeman 
ry clear in this respect? Let the mc 
ceremony of the Burninfi Bush ansv 
i hi question. Is nut the infinite M 
< ty therein per-oiiiiLed by a worm 

other exhibitions of the 

awful profanation of sacred tbingi 

this , 

The i 


laim: "woe is me for I am a m 
incleanlips, and my dwelling ha 

n the tents of Kedur and amoni 
hildren of Meshec" Then he that 
in? the ink-horn by his side takes 
ive coal with the longs from the alta 
ouches the lips of the candidate an 
ays: "If y believe, thine inlquili. 
hull be Uken away, thy sins sha 
ie purged. I will that these b 
lean, saith the branch, that sha 
ie given up before me. All thy 
ins are removed and all thii 
blotted out. For I ha 



of the people. 

For behold I comi with dyed gar- 
ments from BoKrah, mighty to save, 
Refuse not therefore to hnrken; draw 
not away Ihy shoulder; shut not lliinr 
ear that thou shouldest not hear.' 
The six ministers now proceed ns il 
they were about to commence the 
slaughter, when the Senior Knight 
says to him with the ink-horn; "stay 


ig of the mother of abominations, win 
ith one breath will envoke the Fath 
r of mercies, and with Ihe next sweai 

and flames and dai 

I A. Hurl, WLe-Oon, 111. 

John LeviniHoi], Octroi!, Mich. 

T. Nuld, Union 1 
ihicago, 111. 
R. B. Taylor, Summerueld, 0. 

J. It. li-iini. l.i reen VI lie, I'll. 
T II., I'nneclor 

Indianapolis, Iud. 



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Freemasonry Exposed, 


Light on Freemasonry, 




Or. John C. Emery of Racine Co., Wis. 




Walsh's Review of Freemasanry. 

Westfield College, 

WestMd, Clark Co., 111. 

Masonic Books. 





lichirdiin's Monitor of Fraemasonry, 


■m^.llc Lllnatn I . ■■ r .v.H. I....I... 

'' inll. ...!.,. M.I.L.U.u.,.,. Al,., r.,r„„ 

Oliver's History of Initiation, 
Duncan's Uisonic ftitd and Monitor, 

Finuev on Masonrv. 


Bernard's Appendix to Light, tn Masonrj 




■L.ettei-B on Masonry, i 

A New Chapter on Mason- 
ry. Addressed to Church- 
es that hold in Fellow- 
ship Adhering; Masons. 




Elkhart, Intl. with 
'RICE, 1 Copy BOota. a Copies e 




A Seceeding Mason of 21 degrees. 

Light on Freemasonry, 


The Christian Cynosure. 


"In Secret Have I Said A'otking."—** 


VOL III. NO. 3. 


WHOLE NO. 107 

The Christian Cynosure. 

So. 11 Wabash Avenue, Chicago. 
Alwayawrito I' » ,nl > '■ ,,,ri11 ^ ''* Ul " Giln "' 

Rev. Alex aider Campbell, in tht 
Millennial Harbinger, so-ne yean 
Btnce, gave tLe following thoughts on 

Time was when it might have ap- 
peared highly expedient lo Jews, Mo- 

their individual intercut, honor, or hap- 
piness; hut why Chridiiaus in the nine- 



sion, througb all the pledgee, oaths, 
and obligations of secrecy, into the sj- 
cieties of 'Freemason," and "Odd-fel- 
lows." is rather a difficult and perplex- 
ing problem. Unable to comprehend 
the reason or the motives predisposing 

., inasmuch us ihey are so oocuit 
ambijjuuuiH. not to preclude u sort 
ainsg.viug in tlie minus of inauy 



de of the ' 

Some there are ol high intelligence 
and virtue amongst us that are com- 
pelled, in their own .radical and direct 

hot of seeking admission into such a 
mongrel community ol all sorts of faith 


ate, that they 

eoulein the Me°Binh and lueinelilutions; 
that they are disappointed in their un- 
ion with the church; that they feel a 

the rites, and ceremonies — the appro- 
bation and the brotherhood of "Odd- 
fellowB"aud "Freemasons." They feel 
constrained to place such wanderings 
from the house oi Ood and the provis- 
ion thereof in the same category with 
thoBe persona who after entering into 
the holy hondB and endearments of the 
matrimonial institution, desert the nup- 
tial bad and board for the sake of 
unwarrantable familiarttea with other 
favorites of ambiguous virtue. If it 
amount to thia, or even something less 
than this, it is highly expedient to re- 
spect the conscientious scrupulosities 
of these good brethren and bisters who 
are grieved at such indications, and 
who are actuated neither by envy nor 
malice, but by the love of truth and 
goodness, and by the holy and tender 
sympathies of the Christian religion. 
£. There is another class of Christian* 
who am disposed to rogird all such 
confederacies us entirely distinct relig- 


t from the Chrialiau 

bammed from. Moses, or the pope 
ofRomefrom Je&u* of Naziretu. They 
,y that these associations have their 

ligious rites and usages, their holy 
mes and Bacred cbservnnces, their su- 
ed soags, and peculiar forms of pray- 
•| devised and lr.mied after the model 
id in accordance with the genius of 
ie new association. Of these solem- 
ties it is said that (bey are so farJu- 
lism. P.i^Hiiism/M il,->nim-''d-i iism.and 

and Christianity that not a single) es- 
,1 feature ol* any ol these four in- 
ions can be found in them. Their 

beau ideal of a new theology and 


lat they einbr 



Odd-fellows" and "Masons" a faith, a 
jmmunion, aud solemn ritea bo per- 
fectly novel and distinct as to place 

de to Qod, ai 

net religious 
1 religion is enough foi 

idd exemplary Christians regarded as 
Mentally incompatible with the Chnst- 
iii profession that any one in Christ's 
hurcli should add to hie religlou the 
ites and solemnities, the faith and 
fellowship of "Odd fellows" and "Free 
,nd Accepted Masons .'' It ia therefore 
loped that, some one of those who have 
ought to perfect their character or his 

ucb associations will have the beuevo- 
ence and courte--y to make such a 
tatement of the inducement* and rea- 
ons impelling him to surh a course &' 
til! enlighten Burnt* honeHt and cuusei- 
otiuus p-r-ji>ns as to the wisdom, ex- 
i-rdifucy, and lawfulness of such an 
illisnci on Bible and Christian princi- 


Tbe Bible, right reason, and Cbrie- 
tiatity recognize but three essentially 
■adically distinct institutions of divine 
origin. These are the family, the 
hurcb, and the state. I do not say 
he church and the world, became the 
world lieth under the dominion of the 
ked one; but I say Ood has instilu- 
a church, and civil government. 
In the state Christians, Jews, and inn- 
leln ma y Ha d must associate on various 

But all other associations of men are 
is redundant as a sixth, finger on the 
liaud, or two great toes on the footi A 
Christian adding to himself the mystic 
3r Odd- fellowship re' 
lg a wax-work thumb 


on his right hand, or a wax-work toe 
his right foot. Nay, it is as though 
inn to whom Ood had given two 
good legs, should add two crutches 
rid walk on four limbs instead of two. 
iere comes neighbor Pliable with his 

i Md- 

bis right arm and au Odd- 
fellow crutch under his left arm, Oa 

quadruped rather than a biped, he says 
difficult swamps and 
ditches in the pathway of life, and he 
that by the help of his crutches 
n bound farther and endure more 
hardships than by using simply his 
When asked why Ood did not 

than two, his reply was — 
primitive state and in the first 
ages of the world, there were not so 
my dlR.-ulins in making Hit? journey 
life at at present. And that society 
ilierlbau nature, had suggested the 
ooden crutches. 
Call the wooden crutches by the'u 



"Old-fellowship," and theetory h told 
of them. Ood has given us the family. 
the state and the church; and he that 
adds to them, I care not what it be 
called, neither blesses himself, honors 
God; nor promotes the true happiness 
of man. But the se-ju-l may show 
that he dishonors both the stale and 

I have no controversy with any man 
out of the precincts of Ohrist'nnily, be 
he called Freemason or Odd-fellow. 
This is emphatically n free country, and 
our constitution guarantiee anything 
and everything anyone chooies, tl 
can, in las opinion, promote his o 
happiness without injuring that of 
neighbor, but we have to do with tin 

great and good Ivng. Tell them 
address ourselves, and lo them we 

Tell us, then, in the first place, wbi 
de6ciency in Christianity is supplied h 
Freemasonry, or Odd-fellowship. Coi 

for a 


obligation, one new blessing which you 
have found in the developments of this 
new association, lathe spirit of Ood 
imparted to you by any of these mod- 
parents, your eiBlers, your wives, your 
daughters, by the obligation of such 
myotic ties, any more than before you 
took the blind leap into the inner tem- 
ple of these institutions? Bo you pray 

you become more spiritually minded 
than before you gave in your adhesion 
to the ribbon, the apron, or the mystic 
symbols of secret conclave? Does the 
center around which your affections 
move, radiate more light, more love, 
more peace, more joy, and more pros 
perity, than either the sun of natural 
aff-ciion or that more glorious orb of 
Christian love! I pause for a reply. 


I the s 

■^pondf Then I may give 

feelings on this subject prompted and 
dictated by the holy twelve. I again 
say, I pause for a reply. Let it be in 
a few clear words and to the point, and 
we shall respond in a few sentences. 
This subject must be discussed. 
Thousands call for it. All these con- 
federations among Christians with 
Turks, Jews, and atheists, are. in our 
opinion, anathematized by Heaven, and 
are just as useless to tbe churo'b as to 
the state — fit only for dark-r times — for 

■ lie A'nuc'idabra, 

i lie I' I fountain 

Doth a fountain send forth ni the. 
ame place sweet water and bitter! 
(-James, lii. 71.) 

The church of C hrist is the fountain 

)m whence flows all life and healing 

the nations of the earth. W hatev- 

corrupts the church diminishes the 

e-gtving and soul-healing power, and 

ereby wrongs every son and daugh- 

r of Adam. Suppose the wells, and 

fountains of water in any village were 

poisoned. It would inflict »ne of the 

greatest of wrongs on all of its inhabt 


■very individual. 
:eal the fact or to p 
>D the ground tl 
»ould injure the fai 

ny effort to c 

le of the vil 
age, impair the value oi property, and 
mrt the feelings of tbe owners of the 
>oisoned wells, would be most sign d fol- 
y, and consummate wickedness, The 
ry that would go up from every house 
md from every tongue would be, Let ua 
;now the whole trnth. Let there be a 
hemcal analyst of the waters, and 

ied mi'! cleansed. Let no one drink 

lorougbly cleansed; 

>rs of this wick-dn. 
Thus p-ioplo reason 

,nd let condigc 

ren of tbis 
world, who in their generation are 
wiser than the children of light. 

But when the church, the fountain 
of living water?, ia corrupted and pois- 
oned by the introduction of Maaonry 
and its kindred aocieties; when Christ's 
ministers, the very channels through 
which are to flow these life-giving 


ired i 


covenant, with ungodly men, secretly 
binding themselves to do what plainly 
violates the laws of Qod and man. 
sweiring to do this in tbe languige of 
oaths which are illegal, immoral and 
profane; nnd when for the sake of 
of pleasing tbe wicked they consent to 
pray in another name than that of Jesus, 
thus practically "denying the Lord thai 
bought tbem" they inflct a wrong upon 
tbe church and the world that it becoi 
every man's duty to^expose and rebu 
And yet when ; a minister of the Gospel 

Every influence ia brougiit lo bear upon 
him to induce him to be silent. His 
vanity and avarice are appealed to, and 
he is assured that lie will injure him- 
self both in property and influence. 
His Christian hope is discouraged and 
disputed. He is assured tbathecando 
nothing to remove this evil, but that 
all his efforts will tend rather to pro- 
its growth (just as we were told 
that the efforts of the abolitionists bu 
teted tbe chains of the stave.) His de 
imimi'.ional z.'al is ■Uiiiuilat"d, and he 
told that this agitation will distract 
:d t divide our "church." His brotherly 
iidness is called in queston, and he ia 
ud-rly urged nut to hurt the feelings 
his brethren who are members of 

vain does he appeal to the facts 
and demand an investigation. The facie 

qu'etly ignored nnd as far as po s 
suppressed. H-- affirms thai by tin* 

abundantly proved, that the fountains 
been poisoned. and the waters that 

'no fouutain can send forth b ith 

t the ci 


nine nt of the people who vote for 
public officers from the President down 
o the constable, to administer, execute 
nd carry ou ciyU fioveroment. We 
ave also two gr .-at political parties in 

G id and truth and the other not, then 
would be a very eisy matter to de- 
cide how we ought to vote; but as both 

and corrupt, are really opposed to mor- 
al, religiuus and political progress and 
reform would it be right for Christians 
to vote for these, parlies! We answer 
emphatically, no\ •■Whether" there- 
fore ye eat or drink or whatso'Ver ye 
do, do all to the glory of God." Would 
glorify God fpi 

icked t 

ring pai 

Jo. impossible! Would it be eousinleot 
nd right for men_ w ho have separated 
hemselvee from the corrupt populrff 
churches of the land wbich fellowship 
:is, Odd-fellow;, dram-drinker, and 


customs and pracuces of a wicked 
world, to remain in fellowship with 
tbesi corrupt, money-loving and selfish 

political parties a'id vote for their mer 

answer, nol Masons and Odd-fellows 

in high official positions by both of 
these parties. Rum venders, rum and 
whiskey drinkers are voted into places 
of trust and power by Ibem. Both of 

sell alcoholic liiiuors, are equally guilty 

, paupe 

things, would it be right for the fol- 
lowers of the meek and lowly Jesus, to 
vote for eilber of these parties, their 
adherents or apol mi^tB? Most decided- 
ly we say, no! If the only remedy for 
purifying the church of Christ is to 


1.1, ,1 I 

rotten and corrupt political parties is lo 
reorganize a new p>htical p.irty on a 
pure platform, embracing all great 
mural and political reforms. Every 
moral question that tends to glorify 
God and elevate, enlighten and purify 
the race ought to be embodied in it. 
Wo can never "be workers together 
with God" in this matter while we re- 
main and work with his enemies. 
Moses could not have been a work-'r 
together wiihOod while remaining with 
Pharaoh The apostUa never could 
have been truly and really workers to- 
gether with God remaining in the old 
Jewish Church and laboring with them 
to build up the old worn out dispensa- 
tion. Moses could not please both God 
and Pharaoh. The apostles could not 
obey their God and Master nnd the high 
Priest-, although Peter tried hard to 
be both a Jew and a Christian, Let us 

We pointed ■ 

fruit limn by its name. The following 

omraentini: on a visit from one of tbe 
Worthies" of the order, pretty well 

t lo him the evil re 
likely lo flow from se- 
ed us, with great gravity, that the 
granges were not political. He then 
proceeded to point oula clause in their 

cisea powerful inll I- nee on public nfl',iir-i 
during the next four years. The ad- 
ministration party iB so linko I with 

t be de. 


notabmdon corrupt parties, but still 
adhere to them for the sake of the 
honors, emoluments and favors of the 
parly are not worthy of our votes. The 
live of these things havefar more pow- 
er over them than the tru'h. We need 
a new party and a new platform paved 




converted to those truths and who are 
pledged to carry ihem out in the ad- 
ministration of the civil government. 
We would then have rulers that would 
be a terror to evil doers and a protect- 
ion and praise to them that do well, 
and worthy of our votes. 

Javes Ke-nsbdy. 

Secret Societies' and Politics. 

7roui the Utlu Dally Herald. 
There is not only no excuse in this 
country for secret political organiza- 
tions, but they are violations of the 
spirit of our republican institutions. 
For this reason, they should meet the 
uncompromising opposition oi every 
man who loves fair play and freedom. 
The abominations of Know-nothinj-ism 
are now conceded by all. The oulrjges 
of the secret society of Tammany, not- 
withstanding its indorsement by Gov 
Seymour, are familiar to the American 
people and a disgrace lo American pol- 
itics. Tne exciiumeut produced by the 
interference of the Masons with politics, 
is a matter of history. Everywhere 
and at all times, secret societies, so far 
as they dabble withpoli 

i-foi i 


is justly and prooeily filled with appre- 
hension by their preannce, as the indi- 

would be interested in ferreting out and 
rendering the assassin harmless. So 

gard lo all secret political aocieties. 

For these reasons, we oppose the 
Patron 1 of Husbandry, while we sym 
patbize with their ostensible objecte — 
the education of the farmer and the in- 
forcement of his rights, both in the 
miking and the iidministration of the 
laws. We do not approve of these se- 
cret methods of advancing even a good 
cause. So fir as ihe questions of so- 
ciilily and benevolence are concerned, 
we have nothing to say. These are 
matters for individual taste and discre- 
tion to decide. It is only when the se- 
cret society afficts or seeks to af- 
f-ct public mewum that ,we have 
a right to object and to know 
what is proposed, that we may be pre- 
pared to indorse or oppose the meas- 
ures, as we think the public interest 
demands. No set of men united in a 

rights or legitimate interests to advance 
than those not so united. They have 
no right lo carry any scheme through 
by surprise, nor to lie in ambush for 
the purpose of thwarting their fellows, 
nor to play the part of the moral or po- 
litical assassin in any shape. Only open, 
free and honorable warfare is tolerable 
or j'lsiifhble under our republic in in- 
stitutions. Open and free discussion 

we demand We know it is denied 
that the Patrons of Husbandry is a po- 
litical organization. But we are very 
much better able to judge a tree by its 

This is false pretence. 'The principal 
dm of the gr.uigo is political , The fact 
b clearly demonstrated in the West, 
vherever the granges are Dumerous 
■nough lo give them influence. The 
non-political clause is preliminary and 
descriptive. It I* intended to quiet the 
"Tuples of hnueBl and honorable men, 
ho object to becoming political ossbb- 
ns Once roped in, it is believed 
lat these men can bo controlled nnd 
used when wanted for political purpo- 
And in this false pretense is a 
ssion that iho thing is wrong— that 
: political associations are repug- 
to the popular interests. It be- 

resp'-euble nymbership It is the devil 
in a new simp i, templing men into a 
snare. Tbe alluring bait conceals a 
barbed hook, and is not what it appears 
to be. It professes not lo meddle with 
religion or politics. Its real aim and it-, 
practice ia to meddle with both — in ae 
cret. It cannot be otherwise lhan disas- 
trous lo the community at larg<\ 

Reaction ia sure to follow. It bn» 
even now begun. It would not be 
strange if thia reaction should reach 
the other extreme, and mike indiscrim- 
inate war on all secret organiz. lions It 
w'llintheend greatly aroise public 
indignation, and in the fury of excite- 
both individual and public rights, who 
i all say where tie tide will stop! 

ance, known as the National Associa 
in of Christians, whoa** prinorpal le 
[ ia opposition 10 all secret aocieties. 
This organization sees in the secret 
grange new justification for itseiietnece 
and new hope for the organisation of a 
pnliti'.'iil flirty based on opposition to 
secret s icieties in the United Slates, ft 

lion for the very purpose of concentra- 
ting the opposition to secret political 
societies. If the folly of the gringe is 

e shall Eg 

e Torn 


nBom thing like 
onic days. The 
i.;^le will he fierce and even vindict- 
bul it e innot long remain doubtful, 
ret political societies muU go down 
before the popular tornado whtc'i will 
the end sweep ovei the land, carry- 

■" J " 

demagogue, the political 

the enemy of equal and e 

will have reason to call ontherucka an 

mountains to hide them fr im the fur 

■ fan outraged and righteously indie. 

The imputation of extra fear tu tti 
supporters if ihe present adm'dUlrit Li- ir: 
and the assertion that republic ms m >r 

ied c ■rporatiu is," U'sillv part saiusni 
to which no intelligent journal shoui 
Hoop. The republic m pirty 6land 
quite as g>od a chance to absorb an 
granges as the democrat 
apathies of the great majoi 
ity of the raemben of the granges ar 


s fort 

,arty Isihe parent of the bomeslea- 
law. and the only party that has eve: 
sought directly to advance the interest! 
o( the farmers. Its journal*, more thai 
the demoomtfe, advocate the control o 
i I road and other c irponlions by jn 
.■ion- Stale and National legislation 
_. it cornea to n choice between the twi 
parties, both sympathy and policy die 

he one lhal has always 
o the farmers and is n 
iffect the required refor 

■en friendly 
position to 

lal of republican and der 
equally involved in them. If the; 

pul'lii-aik; have ,\ pr"|'"iidf r..tiop im 
■ ju, 

, and s 

1 |' m l.iple f 

in'o their 

ranks. But when it comes lo using 
monkd corporations for political pur- 
poses, the democratic leaders decidedly 
bear away the palm. We need only 
refer, for illustration of this fact, to 
the use which they have made, in this 
stale, of the Central and Erie railroads. 
Nothing^ more infamous and corrupt 
can found recorded in history. 

Wvrkintj Church, from 
Wo have a 

the West: 

l,ii00 members, and now thai we have 
built up a church, these arc going int 
a dozen different churches. I rejoice 
in all that I have been able to do in this 
field.' How far issucbaspiritfrom the 
jealousy which insists on the separate 
maintenance of denominational schools 

them, and which aims to make child mi 

I be for 

ing them to God I 'Gather the children 
in' to Christ's fold first, dear workers, 
and then when circumstances— which 
aro G<id'a providence 1 ' — call for further 
division and organization, perform this 
later and lets important service in ihe 
spirit of generous charily. It makes 
little .ul; i.-i.c • what the denumi nation- 
al statistics ate, but those names in the 
Book of Life— we must work lor that 
hst till we did 

My dem son, ml line down beside m", 
and I will deliver the true instruction. 
I feel that my hour is, coming. My 

mo t doDe. I shall goto another world, 
and ihou shall be left alone in all my 
wealth. I pray thee strive to be a fath 
er and a lord to thy people Be thou 
a father to the children, and a friend lo 
the widow. Comfort thou the poor, 
shelterthe weak, and with all thy might, 
right that which is wrong. Govern thy 
self by law; then shall th» Lord love 
thee, and God above shall be thy re- 
ward. Call upon him to advise Iheein 
all thy need, and ho shall help ihee in 
all thou undertakes!.— Kiwj AlfrerVa 
dying words. 

Some one says: Have you ever no- 
ticed how badl^ boys write at the bot- 
tom of the pages in their copy-books! 
There is the copy at the top, and in ihe 
first line they look at that; in the se- 
cond line they copy their own imitnvon; 
and ihe writing grows worse as it de- 
scends the page. Now the apostles 
followed Christ; the first fathers imitat- 
ed the apostles; the next fathers copied 
the first fa' hers; and so tbe standard of 
holiness f-ll dreadfully;and now we are 

■'■ i,. B »„r 

Dhnstiauiiy; and 

wo thin 

bout as good as 

our poo 

ministers or lead? 

rs in the 

pre shall do well a 

d deservt 

irn, and barley, the field, pea and the 

ath for food and lenile purposes, and 

God has made science the custodian 

row Lime to limo unfolding to ua the 
luste-m-iofancii-nl nation* and shedding 
ight upon sscrod history. 


The Christian Cynosure. 

Chicago, Thursday, Oct. HO. 1ST:!. 


The editor of this paper hai 
attend the Indiana State m 
Westfield ,and will give an accoi 
gathering next week. 

A side meeting was held during 
meeting of the Alliance in the offici 
" The Christian Union" (Beech 
paper) whose purpose is to abolish all 
sects and denominations. They de- 
clared their '■ aim" to be: — "To pre- 
pare the way for the happy Scriptural 
union in one church of all Chr 
living in the sum- city or cominu 
And they add in further explan 
" We propose do union with ami 

: business had they then in the 
1 of a paper under the ran 
f Oliver Johnson, who 
mgelical, Frothingham Fr 

—It may not be recollected by 
waders that Prof. Chas. A. Blan. 
as requested by our National 

: the 1 

Alliance. He attended and v 

his report through the Cynos 
week. The terror of the lad .re 

ed the discussion from the All 
he was enabled to nail our color 
mast. We clip from the Chicago In. 
terior (Presbyterian) the following ex 
tract from his remarks on Missions. H 
labored with individual members of tin 
Alliance as he was able, and we are glad 

a the 

in the ext 
s pressed l 

painful thought, but < 

"It i 

that when the smoke of human sacn 
ficeswasascen-iing from the forest homei 
o f our British and German ancestors 
those lands to which we now send mis 
sionaries were busking in the sunshine 
of God's smile. Where Jcbub Ohrisi 
taught, and wept, and suffered and died 

where the sons of 

Thunder hurled the 

mighty bolts of 

divine truth; where 

Paul dwelt two w! 

ole years in his own 

hired house; preac 

ling to all who came 

Where flourished 

he Seven Churches 

of Asia Minor; in 

all these lands, evi 

n the ascendency 

and the gospel m 

st be proclaimed b) 

lis western world a 

that lime inhabite 

by wild and savage 

which I must not speak; 
; but of which Pastor Fisch i 
ps: 'They are hostile to Cbri 
ind must be abandoned or tfa 

will "- destroyed.'" 

Tne murder (foi 

* killed by 
ting an un- 

lawful act) of young Mortin 
at Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y„ 
ought not to be smothered up by Free 
masons. We hope our friend Slratton 
of the American Wesleyan will seiz/, 
arrange, and lay before the public the 
whole of that infamy. 

The Greek fraternities of our col- 
leges, under cover of the horse play 

heathenism, brought down and adapled 
to the taste of college students; whose 

i for fui 

1 froli. Minds 

to the real nature of these "orders, 
The fact that ■< The Skull and Bonei 
and "Scroll and Key" have alra 
and killed out the old time-honor 
cleties of Yale, Linonia nod Broih 
Unily, shows that tliesi 



the "po' 

the Beast." Though they are outside 
of Freemasonry proper, and the stu- 
dents are pleased with the idea that they 
have got up and contrived many of 
their brutal ceremonies, awry one of 


of the lodge, and hm all the features of 


parent; "bliodl'utdiiiL'," ' 
" taming," uud subduing th 
heir power; with the invariable con- 
omitant of a solemn pledge, or more 
requently oath of secrecy. 

The effect and intention of these col- 
ege " orders" is to inaugurate another 
noral Bystem in the college than the 
rue; another standard of honors and 
Bice than merit; and evermore crop- 
ling out of these fooleries there is 
.mother religion beside that of Christ, 
nidations are the pupish peuanees 
of the schools, which the poor submit 
to, while the sons of wealthy parentB 
buy themselves off with money, which 
money furnishes the oysters and cham- 
paign. By such means "The Scroll 
and Key" at Yale has not only paid the 
bills for night revels, but has lately 
built a hall costing, a Yale graduate 
assures ue, seventy/me thousand dol- 

As slavery, while it lived, made eve 
rything popular which sheltered it, so 
the lodge makes those colleges popular 
which shelter it, by permitting these 
" secret fraternities." Why does not 
Wm. M. Evarts come out, reveal, and 
denounce "The Skull and Bone B " to 
which he belonged at Yale? As the 
son of " The Sainted Evarts" he owes 
this duty to God and his country. 
How long will Christian parents patro- 
nize sm.u colleges! 

The Independent, approving ex- 
President Woolsey's paper on the rela- 
tion of our Government to the Chris- 
linn religion, du-cmirses thus: 

having no relati 

with the single exception of protecting 
all persons in the peaceful enj .ymenl 
of the right of worship and providing 
for the civil proprietorship of corpor- 
ate property held and used for religion- 
If the peoph 





change in the principles of our 
system. Whde it allies itself 
creed and supports none, it pn 
creeds so far and so fur only as I 
to all the people the free etijoj 
their religious rights. TbiB 
American doctrine in respect I 
latiou between religion and ci 

: therein 


by a plain incompetency with the 
the doctrine itself, which time will re- 
move, rather than confirm and per- 

The following plain, practical conse- 
quences must follow the adoption of 
the doctrine above stated, from which 
'.t is understood that paper doe6 not 

1st. Our United Stales judges must 
swear attorneys, witnesses, and jurors, 
by the God of the Bible or by a dead 
cock's head, a Romish bawble, or other 
charm or fetish; which is, of course, 
to insult God and destroy the oatb al- 
together by destroying its meaning, 
Nay, worse still, alheitm by the above, 
atandB on the same level with Chris- 
Vanity before the CoaelUtttfon and the 
law. This makes a clean sweep of all 
from beyond tbia life, 
and the present convenience of men 
This dwarfs men to the condition and 
lation to each other of 
ets, whose "chief end?' is present 
Ivantage; whose law, that of the 
strongest; and, ho far as we can see, 
obliterates all moral distinction between 
killing of an insect or a man, provi- 
ded the destruction of each is equally 
desirable and safe. 

2nd. The Bible distinction of clean 

and unclean beasts muet cease to be 

the basis of our food Iaws,and wo may, 

when the religion of tho Imie- 

pendent prevails probably shall, soon 

to eat rats with the Chinese, and 

and snakes with the Digger In- 

3rd. If one aska 01 
iple he is to be bung o 
,e must be told that he 
for justice but for the good of the me 

4th. Of course President Grant' 
uchimatioa for a national thanksgiv 

done against the will and force of th< 

Gtb. The above doctrine, of course 
obliterates and squarely denies th* 
Declaration of Independence tha 
"God has created men," and mua 
wipe out the date '■ In the year of ou: 
Lord," from all national documents. 

To discusB fully the points involved 

i the e 

wAA I 

lyze Christian civiliiation, and justify 
the God of the Bible against the idole 
of the nations. We may take up thie 
discussion by and by. But we have 
wailed and still wait in a sort of amaze- 
ment to see how long the religioue 
press of the United States, will recog- 
nize and own papers as Christian, which 
practically deny Christianity; and as 
civil, which set aside civiliiation. 


— Bro. Stoddard returned on the 
24-th inst. from the Stale meeting al 
Ripon and reported an encouraging, 
though not large meeting. The local 
lodges were at great pains to keep away 
ihe townB-people, and with a curious 
appreciation of the public taste import- 
ed a spiritualist lecturer from Chicago 
and added to his the chi 
band. Their success w 
better than they deserved. The State 
Association was laun 
and piouahome missionary will take the 
Williams Station field and organize the 
work throughout the State 

—The Rock River United Brethren 

Conference at 111,, October 

adopted the following encouraging res- 

Besolved, That we witness with sat- 
isfaction the steady growth of the ami- 
secrecy reform, and that we extend to 
the National Christian Association oar 
hearty sympathy and cooperation, so 
far as conBJBtent with other Christian 
enterprises, and that we also recommend 
the Christian Cynosure, organ of the 
N. C. A. to the favorable consideration 
"I" tliuse desiring inform ition on the sub 

— Zebulun Weave 
cuse.N. Y., will be 
cent Beceder from the lodge who joined 
the local association ofthat city, ai.d bold- 
ly defended it-* principles before the city 
council. He has recentlybeen lecturing 

i lawyer of £ 


.nd i 


character of Freemasonry. The Wes- 
teyan says ofhin labors : Ruses and dod- 
ges were gotten up by the sons of night 
to prevent the presentation of the truth, 
but they were not aware that they hat 


, until 

what prin- 



tho whole intlu- 
jnce of the government in favor of 
heiem and against atheism. 

6th. The whole body of the Com- 
non Liw must be carefully purged of 
ill ideas of God and religion, which, sb 
he religion of the Bible permeates the 
vhole Hubstaiiee ot it, must he nearly 
quivalent to setting it aside alto- 
gether; and instead of " In the name 
if God, Amen," all solemn legal docu- 

of nothing, and no one but myself;" 
instead of the old form of indict- 
to, which charges that the crime 
committed "Without the fear of 
" and '■ by instigation of the devil,' 

they must charge that the crime wa 

ikened to the fact by 
presence and efforts of the speaker 
self. Mr. Weaver's addresses are 

spoken of. M.y the world hear 
y of them before he goes hence. 
-Little has yet reached us of the 
tions in Ohio. The atmi'i/lo hy 
fly across old parly lines, the tern- 
showing. Richland township, 
Guernsey county, gave nn Anti mason. 
ic vote of30(l«8tyearitwaBl8). Bro. 
Yanl, we learn indirectly, was defeated 
for the State Senate through some po- 
litico! jugglery, of which the lodge 
would not leaye unused anything avail- 
able. The Iowa elections are closely 
contested between the Republcans and 
Anti-monopolists, with returns showing 
more and more favorably for the li 
Should they succeed the country may 

Done at the city of Wash! 
this 14 th day of October, in the year of 
our Lord 1873, and of the independ- 
ence of the United States the ninety- 

(Signed) UtvsBEB S. Gramt, 

Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State. 

The Boston Grangers. 

Those interested in the progress of 
the order of the Patrons of Husbandry 
have been aware that for some time 

that there were troubles brewing on ac- 
count of the organizition of „he Boston 
Grange, and the materials of which it 
■grain and 

■chants — and the* 


the grange 
pl.inl, wer. 

the order m 

nstituted than com 
from the West that 

ain speculators into 

terests, and must be stopped at all 
hazards. Many hot-headed grangers 
even urged the expulsion of Deputy J. 
C. Abbot, who organised the grange, 
while all were unanimous in demanding 
that the grain-speculators' grange should 
cease to exist. In deference to these 
complaints, the Worthy Grand Master 
... f the N ill. hi il Lining!*, Mudl.-y Adam-., 
on the 24th of September, revoked the 
charter of the grange, and directed the 
officers to turn over their books and pa- 
pers to deputy Abbot; but the Boston 
grange fUtly refuses to do so, and now 
it is proposed to carry the question up 
to the National grange. The members 
claim that they are all interested in 
farming pursuits, which is the only 
qualification for membership. Ab the 

members some of the strongest business 
men, there is little doubtl of their ma- 
king a very strong fight; at any rate 
very few more granges will be organiz- 



Boston grange hasall the pass-words, 
secret signs, and signals, and many 
well aay, "What are you going to do 
about it!" — Chicago Mail. 

Tho l'ope and I 

R>me th* 

At a recent eousi-Wry 
Pope made the following 
b'sh'.p-. present on their 
ed by the troubles in Brazil between 
tile I idges and the papal church. Wt 
give the full remarks on this point: 

To the beuediption which I give witl 
all my heart to ihe bishops who hav* 
been recognized and to the peoph 
who are confided to their care, foi 
whom I have celebrated this morning 
the divine sacrifice, I desire to add somt 
words which will be to all a wholesomt 

Si, John the Baptist, in the simph 
desire of enlightening his disciples a< 
to the person of ihe true Messiah. seiii 

■ the ,||\ 


f he 

charging them to demand of h 
were the true Messiah. What 
ed Jesus! He did not say, "I 
No; but be made the response 
John that the blind see, that t 

lame walk, that th« 
p, that the poor havt 
the gospel. He wished to say by al 
this that his works justified his divine 
d that he was verily th* 

sought to make it appear that the Free- 
masons of this party in America are 
not at all like those of Europe, but are 
simply a aharitable society. Deceitful 
assertion! In America the Freemasons 
are not less excommunicated and anr 
them;tuz"d than those elsewhere. Bui 
in aid of this deceit, they have attempt 
ed to display themselves in the admit 
istration of our pious works; and no' 
that the bishops aay, with holy John 
the B.iptist,jio/i licet they cry out, threat 
en, create agitation, and, as is iheii 
custom, go so far as to put in peril the 
church and the throne. 

I recommend you, very dear brothers 

nd to speak boldly, 
.thing, for I 
n under strokes of pi 
may see clearly by 

. tlvse lushups of whom 1 

which a fall 




wi!li ,- 

1 immovable firm 
these iniquitous pretensions. Un 
in hearlaud soul, let us engage in 
in uol'le of comb it-?, that in w! 
we engage for the glory of God, for the 
rights of the church, and to preserve 
the whole human family from the di 

Let us figh 


'i he Cornell Tragedy. 

r gone unapprecu 

rue Mes 
I exhoi 

oh dei 

tof the United Stat 

The approaching close of another 
aar brings with it the occasion for re- 
ewed thanksgiving nnd ;acknowledg- 
lent to the Almighty Ruler, of the 

sfor t 

■ed „poi 

hich He has bee 

bundant harvests h 
ie rewards of industry. With local 
iceptions, health has been among 
ie UeEBings enjoyed. Tranquillity at 
3me, and pence with other nationB, 
ive prevailed, Frugal industry is re 
lining itS merited recognition, and its 
ented rewards. Gradually, but, udder 
e providence of God, surely, fbs we 
U8l, the nation ib recovering from 
the lingering results of a dreadful 
strife. For these and all the 



us «b n people to return heartfelt and 

eful acknowledgments, and with 

thanksgiving we may unite pruyern 

.):•- ••.-■■si.iii.n tit load and temporan 

;ring. I therefore- recommend that 

onThurBday. the27ih day ol November 

■xt, ihe people meet in their reepecl- 

e places of worship to make their 

:kno«ledgemtnH. to Almighty Gud for 

is bounties and Hia protection, and 

offer to Him prayers -for their bon- 

In witness whereof I have hereunto 
I my hand and caused thosealof the 
United Sales lobe affixed. 

..,!,! i, 

i a way that j 

known to be bishops by the sanctity of 
your conduct and the holiness of your 
words- In thus conducting yoursei ves 
have no doubt the people will recognize 
you upon the instant, and will receive 
you with the most profound joy and 
of devoted children. 
in class of people who 
1 say to you, "Who 

It is this class, more than 

th deedB and hy examples. This 
,sb, who, by the permisssion of God, 
d themselves now in high places, 
II annoy you and prevent you from 
ting that which belongs to you; will 
often oppose the free exercise of epi9co- 
ial jurisdiction, and will manifest in 
iffWent ways their hatred against the 
berly of the church. Let your con- 
uct toward this class of persons be 
Iways umpired by charity and gentle- 
eaB] but if this should not suffice, arm 
ourselves with courage and zeal, and 
)nrn to repeat with this same John the 
Baptist, and with the tame firmness 
at he employed, non licet. 
Fear nothirn;! God is with you, and 
will always give you the strength 
..I vigor necessary to enable you to 
lend the rights of the church. 
At tills moment a tdruggle ia going 
id a Cathol- 
The Free- 
lasous, who have penetrated every- 
here, are there, and, not content with 
tting among ihe councillors of the 
ivereign, they have intioduced them- 
dves into the pious associations, such 
i the confraternities. There they have 

The particulars of young Leggett' 
death at the hands of college Ku-KIil 
at Cornell University N. Y. , are given 
at length in the following correspoi: 
dence of the N. Y. Sun from Ilhace 

The Alphas do not denv thi 
they took Leggett to Sis-mile gorge b. 
cause of its adaptability for their mun 
meries. They had used it before, and 
the facilities v. 

ed. They cli 

ceremonies were to have been conclud- 
ed at a point a little further up. The 
theory generally accepted here, am 
which is indorsed by mrst of the sU 

A. society, is that Leggett was taken t 
the gorge to frighten him. He wa 
blindfolded with an elaborate arrange 
ment of straps and buckles, bo that h 
could not possibly get a glimpse of hi 
surroundings until the moment cam. 
for terrorizing. Some of the student 
went down under the overhanging cliQ 
and fixed the colored light 
pharaphernalia for the masquei 
probably been arranged by tin 
had previously arrived. Horrible masks 
and costumes of devils were donntd- 
Then the fires were lighted and the vie, 
tim was led to the very verge of tbt 
cliff. At a signal, like the firing ofn 
gun close to his ear, or some equally 
uti.-ipet'tfd and bewildering 
blindfold was snatched off. With the 
noise f-till ringing in his ears, and heh: 
by two fellows in the garb of demons, 
the scene before him was calculated tc 
inspire the acme of terror in a body al- 
ready bewildered. The glare of light 
flashed up from a yawning gulf at 
very feet, dazzling bis eyes that 1 
been so suddenly uncovered. Dem< 
danced aud howled with firebrai 
raved above their heads, around 
mpty coffin. Every device that could 

heighten terr 
horrible scene 
upon him, and' 
that he had 

displayed. Th. 
suddenly flashed 
), that for an 
slant in his bewilderment he forgot that 
it was all a farce. Recoiling from the 
counterfeit hell that ytwned at his feet 
he toppled Lee and Wason, who were 
holding bim, and the three fell over the 
precipice . 

President White and Profs. Morris, 
Schaffer, Heart, and Crane, of Cornell 
University, are members of the Kappa 
Alpha society. It is not supposed how- 
ever, that any of them participated in 
the fatal initiation, although Prof. 
Crane was near enough at hand to be 
brought to the spot immediately after 
the fall . This connection of the society 
with the professorship and the fact that 
,ls members are amoog the wealthie. 
ind most socially pretentious of tli 
itudents, is believed to explain tho a 
:emp to suppress a thorough investigi 
.ion. The slipshod method of the it 
luest. the utter absence of searchin 
nquiry, and the impotent coo. lusiov 
■ bow how nearly this attempt was tu< 

been caused by a slight strung' 1 '- Here 
too, the edge looks as if it had beei 
crumbled off while at the tree m 
marks are visible. The theory that th> 
btudents did nol know of the dangerou 
precipice stultifies itself. They saj 
that they have used the place before for 


s the night ' 

and the edge or the rock i 
it all hidden. The notion tha 
Id be unknowingly approached 
loolight is absurd enough, am 
nly less ridiculous than th. 
and Wason 
held Lenget against the tree wit; 
out seeing the abyss over whio 
its roots protruded. Until Li'g^el die. 
an hour after the accident, he jonlini 
ed to moan and cry, "Oh don't don't 
and that has led many to believe th; 
he was being suspended over tho chas 
«nen he fell. 

Outside the regularly organi/.ej soci 
ties which have lodges at Cornell, thei 
are others which are formed for the 
sole purpose of initiatory absurdities. 
They devote themselves to what they 
call ''rushing" the freshmen. Hail 
l.eqgei been killed while in the handi 
of one of these wild bodies the Ithi 
cana would have been leus astonished 



>us secluded gorges 
for uninterrupted 
'hich the students 
3 .Arthur L. Mill- 
n Buffalo, was re 
me of these bogus 

centty a victim of 

in ihe university. He says that the 
didute is taken from his room i 
midnight, and led to a secluded r 
in a secluded street, where the members 
have gathered in masks to see the fun 
He is blindfolded and pinioned, am 
then led over boxes, chairs and ottie, 
obstacles until his shins are barked and 
he ib tired intoJresistlesBnesB. The roo 
is in a commercial build. iw which 
furnished with an elevator, aud dot 
:t dangled at t 
ghtening proct 
sing in a blank. 

this the victim : 
end of a rope, tl 
being followed t 
He is then satur 

ith water fron 

squirt guns, after which the hlmdfoli 
is removed amid hidious noises, de 
mouiac lights and fiendish dressee, an< 
a pledge of secrecy is made. Aftei 
this, he is usually blindfolded again 
placed in a coffin. 

winch i. 

ttded t 

the victim that he is dyin. 
sometimes done by suddenly drenching 
the head with water, and then admis- 
t'-ring chl'.Toform; or by heating the 
bare breast nearly to a blister with a hoi 
shovel held close to it, and then clap 
ping on a large pieceof ice, under which 

he awakes, he finds that the bandage 
and the pinions are removed, and that 
lie is in a coffin surrounded by ghostly 
forms. If he is sufficiently scared by 
this, the 
The ill 

i then closed, 
is about equally 


Recently e 

; fallen into 

as badly hurt by the fall of an eleva 
>r, the intention being to let hirndowr 
quickly to a certain point and then sud 
denly check his descent. But the ap 
paratus was bunglingly used, and wai 
aol slopped until it struck the bottom. 
A-uotuer blindfolded freshman waa told 


ream which h\>weil m rough the gorge, 
e did so, believing that he would be 

rown in if he disobeyed. A blanket 
is held under the ledge from which 
; dove, but he struck with such force 

to go complete.y through, and f. 
ayily to the around. His injur! 
?re severe enough to confine him 
s bed a week. So far have the 
jmrn-'riea been carried that Itha' 
s become the uighlly scene of mo 
renious tortures then the SonsoiM, 


Mubcotah, Kan., Oct. 10, 1873, 
Brother Hart: — I send yon a few 
acts which ought I think to be known 
to the world. You can publish them 
if you think best in 7Vie Christian Cy- 
nosure. They show that Masonry had 
much to do in defeating Senator Pome- 
roy's election. You remember his 
speech in Chicago against secret socie- 
ties. At the same time there was a 
larg* gathering of Masons at the oily of 
Atchison, to dedicate a Masonic hall. 



e of them, returning home. 
a physician, "that speech of 
s politically killed 


in Kansas." I replied, "You Masons 
then are going to carry your Masonry 
into politics." "0 no! no!" eaid he; 
evidently not seeing at first the logic of 
his own wordH. I Biippose be meant 
they were not going to do it openly. 
If ho did not mean that "we Masons" 
are going to defeat him at the next 
election, words have no meaning. 

That same morning a friend of the 
Senator walking on the streets of At- 
chison was thusacco-ted by the leading 
Masons: ''Your friend the Senator has 
ruined himself politically by that Chi- 
cago speech," (The speech had just been 
published). "I guess not," was the re- 
ply. Not long after the cry of corrup- 
tion aud brioery against the Senator 
was heard on every side, waxing louder 
aud louder and more and more vindic- 
tive, moving the Legislature of Kansas 
to appoint a ci 


and i 

cding, and as their fears of his re-elcc- 
iin increased and the time drawing 

ir, hii 

ed that if it could not be done by fair 
means, it should be by foul. The final 
resort waa the ''York conspiracy." 

Said a Mason to me a few days after 
his defeat. ' 'If Senator Pomeroy had 
been a Mason, he would not have been 
defeated." He gave hia reason: ''they 
would have informed him of the plot." 
(ngals, the successful candidate, who 
iiad I think but one vote on the first 
ballot, is a Mason. 

The Atchison Champion whose ed- 
r is a Mason, sUled in his paper the 
(t day that, "York's speech did not 
e;il the election of Pomeroy. In- 

of I 


ipoke of it as a certainty. 1 have made 
several inquiries and am invariably told 
that York and the conspriators are Ma- 
10ns. These are the leading facts. 
1'hey speak for themselves. 

I add, that I doubt whether the Bub- 
ject of his defeat was allowed in lodece, 
l- Ma-. his v,-i. ni- wiirin fnemls. 

ns, zealous fur their craft, did ac- 

I sh whi.i thej, threatened to do 
a time Pomeroy Bpoko at Chica- 


answer or refuse to answer as they 
choose, nnd consequenlly the evidence 
was bo garbled and distorted aB to be 

whiskey was taken along to revive the 
victim, abould he faint under their 
treatment, was about the only import 
ant fact that slipped out. The Inden 
latinn which was made by Lfggelt's 
fall Is exactly under the highest point 
of the rook , and ten feet to one side of 
the tree agninst whiob Lee and Wason 
Bay he was leaning before hia fall. 
It is just under the point where 
he would most naturally have been 
stationed for frightening effect, and 

i thei 

i little 


the ordeals to which they are submit- 
ted. Even the girl students have caught 
the infection. They have their C02 
society, their initals forming the chem- 
cal sy rabol for an acid gas, and are cred- 
ited with imitating (heir male fellow col- 
legians in the initiation of members. 
They do not resort to the gorges, how- 
ever, but confine their diversions to a 
small room in the village. 

lober with the beginniug of the next 
to atop the paper when the subscription 
run a paper. I still keep trying for new 

The Rock BlTor United Brethren Con- 

Frbeport, l!I„ Oct. 20th, 1873. 
Dbar K:— I am compelled to remain 
re until 7 o'clock to-morrow for a 
lin going toward R.pon. At the an- 
al conference of tiie United Brethren 
urch held at Williams Station, I met 
veral representative men of that 
church, and as the agent of the N, C. 
is treated very courteously. Con- 
spicuous among the leading spirits was 
Bishop Gh.isbrenner, whose ability as pre- 
iding ofnYer and as a preacher of "the 
Word," makes bim exceedingly popular 
with those who can "endure sound 
doctrine" and thorough discipline in 
business. As a ''fireside eompauion," 
the Bishop exhibits the true man and 
the Christian in audi a way an lo be a 
"living epistle" of that Gospel which 
be fearlessly and eloquently proclaims. 
President Kepbart, represented the 
educational movement* of the church in 
general and those of Western College 
in particular very ably. His remarks 
before the Conference and his discourse 
an Friday evening were replete with 
learning, common sense and piety, tni- 
nently calculated to inspire confidence 
n him as a Christian educator, and 




eerily ol purpose. Bro. Buchwal 
apoke in behalf of their The. .logical 

hearers tint he cuinproh ended the 

lation and that b w;is goine, to work 
l Christian and common sense way 

i of t 

d other important inter- 
■d with their publishing 
Other members of this 

it not knowing where to begin or 

here to end 1 may as well include nil, 

and say tbat the ininistm of the Ruck 

River U. B. Conference are a body of 


earnest devoted men, who mean work 
and who will work, and trust the Lord 
for daily bread. They are a band 
reformers whose record will be writt 
in heaven, and whose influence will 
felt for the right in every neighborhood 
where one of them seta up his ter 

The circumstances which explain the 
following letter were given in our col- 
umns last May. Mr. Robinson had re- 
sisted the ou hndiuli (but Masonic) 
practices of the master of his lodge in 
securing the initiation of members of 
bad character. No redress could be 
obtniued through Masonic channels, and 
the facts were then published. The 
result of that communication is given 
below. Mr. It. appeared before a com- 
mit lee of the Grand Lodge just before 
its nnnual meeting in this city and was 
expelled. Now that his eyes are open- 

j Muse 

nil be 

like the lamented Judge Whitney , take 
a fearless and honorable stand against 
it?— Ed- 

Yates City, III. Oct. 23d, 1373. 
To the Editor of tlte Cynosure: 

only independent newspaper that 1 
know of, I desire to yive notice in ils 
columns that whereas I was expelled 
by Yates City Lodge, No 4*8, A. F. 
& A. M., on the 19th of June, 1873, 
for writing a certain article which was 
published in your paper, May 15th 
1873; and whereas the expulsion has 
been ratified by the Grand Lodge; and 
whereas it has been intimated to me by 
Beny. Hersey that I might after awhile 
be restored to the priv ilegee of Mason- 
ry by making certain acimowledge 
iiwnts, I therefore desire tosay I am not 
to be forced 

> go do 

my e 

ion of me 
lege of i 

that 1 consider the yi. 

whatlpleaie ample compeu 

the loss of the privileges of M 

W. H. Ro: 


Editor of tlte Cynosure: 

I take the^privilege to 
short sketch of the history of 

farmer and from experience have long 
since learned to hate thf works of dark- 
ness. I am now one that is called a 

backslider by my secret brethren. How- 

of the bold and unscrupulous, 
ng can be more unequal, and 
therefore tyrannical, than to punish for 
(heft or housebreaking, or murder, and 
let off those few men who generally 
7 rebellions which occasion the 
loss of life and property of inestimable 
to the needless injury of the whole 
unity. ^From the failure to assert 
tlit- law against a few rebel chiefs, whose 
theories of opposition to the general 
government' were totally uncalled fur and 
ipractible, a whoie region of the coun- 
t is assuming a position towards the 
vernment like that o( Ireland towards 
England, one of chronic hereditary up- 
on, merely, and not one of reason 
or discretion. 

Our reform must be deep or nothing. 
, must recognize all the defects of the 
ar-adminialration, and provide reme- 
,es, or it will nil- riy fail in its obji ei. 
id of being worthy of its name. 

A True Reformer. 


I am able. 1 found quite 
ret spirit all throughputs i 
iuntry; and also a great d 


work the young 
holding out the old idea that they could 
not prosper half as well outside tin- 
different orders, Masonry and Odd-fel 
lowship (of which I was an honorable 
member) as they oonld if tbey would 
unite with them and secure their pat- 
ronage and protection. But I only 
found one man who seemed to pot sets 

to sneak openly on the subject of Beoret 

Joseph <iiU 

on; he yet lives and is a 

great help 

o the cause of reform. Men 

literature . 

re so afraid of tbeBaal-wor- 

hbijier.s tint 

they would hardly let their 

own childre 

isee it; and a man who 

would dare 

to come right out in oppo- 

sition to th 

secret clnus was beyond b 

doubt doom 

■d to meet great and serious 


u 1 programme was changed 6 
a in my power with a limite 
and there is a general stir o 

the ful'j'-el. especially h 
father 1, A, Hni 

and deliver 

[easantly and with great interest 
e anti-secret people, but not so 

so with some of the craft and 
"jacks," who "iney always use lo 
in at the windows where they are 
re in by the 


,nd I think i 

i guiul riiiumjF 

I have adopted nltogethi 
plan of keeping auli. secret literature; 
instead of hiding U, I readittoall who 
will hear and send it out among them, 
and take great pleasure in loaning my 
books to the fraternity. 
' When father Hart was here he let 
me have quite a lot of tracts to take 
with me to the Church of God elder- 
ship meeting bold in J ihoson county, 
Iowa: which convened on the 10th of 
September last, and was largely atten- 
ded from nearly nil parte of Iowa. I 
disposed of my tracts and haoks too 
quick by half, for after they were all 
gone I had numerals calls for tin m. 
There are about three of the ministers 
of the Church of God in Iowa who are 
Masons, and a few Odd-fellows also.who 
hold on in defiance of the resolutions 

passed by the eldership forbidding the 
granting of licenses to preach to anj 
one who adhered to any of the oath 
bound secret societies. The worst tea- 
ture I saw in the whole matter was j 
man from Lanark, 111., elected chair 
man during the eldership and who de- 
livered the opening sermon .with the 
Odd-fellow hadge pinned on his 
as though intended to defy of th* 
of the body he was th n presiding 
over. J . M. Harbi 

Ulir I'l.lM.M ril. 

The plat form of the Anti-masonic par- 
is reform, an earnest thoroughly 
eaut reform, and no mere political lip 
talk, winch, from an Anli in wnie sliind 


r Reform platform has several 
planks; and I would propose another, 
That an amendment lo the Con- 
ion should be adopted establishing 
court for the trial of cases of trea- 
in the appeal of the Attorney 
General from the ordinary jury courts. 

of the oldest Senators a9a jury, presided 
by the Chief Justice of the Su- 
preme Court, the vote of two thirds 
(>*.- hi l; sufficient for a conviction. 

To allow casesj of treason against 
popular government lo go unpunished, 

binges all notions of law and order, 

ITews of our "Work 


Elder Barlow visits Noble County 
!ar Cynosure: 

At the request of Bro, Stoddard, our 
Genl. Agent, I visited Albion, Noble 
County, Ind., on Monday of this week, 

apany with C. G. Fait of Ligonier 
At half past 10 A. M. a meeting was 
called to order in the United Brethren 

\g house, which was numerously 


cietiee. After a constitution had 
been adopted and officers elected they 
idjourned till afternoon when upon 
a opening Pome time was pleasantly 
ind profitably spent in an ''experience 
meeting" in which many took part. 
One of the speakers said he was alone 
n the family, bis father and six broth 
'.re all belonging to either the Masons 
>r Odd-fellows, or both. Hia father 
had lately paid him a visit, and while 
t his house was called upon by many 
fhis Secret Brethren in the Com- 
lunity, one of whom endeavored to 
> draw the old Gentleman out in favor 
f the Institutions in the presence and 
doubtless for the benefit of this Anti- 
iecret son. All the reply he could gel 
however, from the father was 'Urn hu'rn 
The speakor wondered what ibis an - 

jome new fangled nay of 
ng one's ideas, known only to the 
^ons and Odd-fellows. He noticed 
/ever thai the man <>i secrecy looked 
mystified as himself. After this 
Sliouer was gone he drew liis chair 
alongside his father, and said to him, 
''Now father, you have belonge to 
these orders B good many years, and 
often solicited to join them, would 
you advise me to do wl" The old gen 
■man u on this found tongue and said 
th emphasis, " Mil 3071, I advise 
h to kneji ha ntls •■_[}' both of them." 
ir speaker then thought he could un- 
derstand what his father nei.nt by his 
singular answer to his brother Odd- 
fellow; ''lira h'm" was no longer a 
puzzle to him, what over it might be to 
the Odd-fellow . 

The writer was then called upon for 
speech, niter which, we adjourned 
r tea. Met again at half-past 7 in 
a court-house on the invitation of the 
unty clerk, who is a Mason, and 
lother craftsman. Here a fair audi- 
v gathered, among whom were a 
iraber of secret society men, who lis- 
tened respectfully to the speakers, an 

ex judge, a Mason, facetiously rem; 

at the close, " I wonder who killed 

Cock Robin?" 

Rev. R. Faurot, a new recruit to oui 
lecturing ranks, opened the exercises 
with prayei, and then held the audi 
ence for an hour or more, while be ex 
hibited Free-masonry in some of those 
aspects which prove it to be the e 

Brother F. opens grandly, and I cor 
gratulate the friends on his accessiot 
to our ranks. He was followed by th 
writer who was listened to with : 
kindly interest and attention to th' 

On Tuesday forenoon, despite tin 
furious snow Btorm, a Tew met in th. 
U. B. church, discussed and passed i 
few resolutions, which will be sent ym 
by brother Fait. In consequence o 
the storm but few were out in th< 
evening to hear another address by thi 
writer. In this small crowd wert 
several Masons, who listened atten 
lively and with apparent interest to nl 
that was said. 

If the writer is not mistaken Noble 
unty, Ind,, has a live organiz ilum 
which will be heard from in our futun 
conflict with the secret foe. Dr. S 
Cook of All.ion, is president and oui 
friend Fait of Ligonier is secretary, 
from both of whom 1 have received tl.t 
lost fraternal treatment, which I wish 
ms publicly to acknowledge. 
I expect to speak to morrow ni-lil 
Hclmul-liuuHt; some 7 milesfrom he 
and at Ligonier on Friday night 


The Anti-secrecy and Reform Con- 
ation, at Montpelier ou Saturday 
■pt. 27th wa3, in point of numbers 
d enthusiasm, a success. 
Mr. John G. Mattoon, of Jefferson, 
as chosen President, and H. S. Kirk, 
nl' Madison, .Secretary, 
er appointing and 

convention listened lo an able ad- 

BB upon the living issues of the day 

Rev. J. P. Stoddard, of Chicago, 

who showed up in a logical and master- 

nnerthe tyranny <,f Freemasonry, 

and its effects upon society — proving it 




-John G. Mat- 

idge water. 

Sheriff— H. S. Kirk, of Madison. 
Commissioner — Oscar Lowery, of 

Surveyor— G. W. Dustin, of J. 

The following is a condensation of 
f the platform : 

1. Opposition to all secret societies. 

2. To the manufacture and sale of in- 
>xii_ating liquors as a beverage, and in 

favor of a stringent prohibitory law. 

3. Opposition to tl 


* right 

interests of the people 
Opposition to the general dishor 
ind extravagance in appropriatin 
aid using tin- peoples money, practic 
d by both existing pohtn al Organize 
ions, not only in Congressional im 
n Slate and county affairs, and i 
avor of a speedy reduction of the bbJ 
ies of public officers generally. 

H. S. Kink, See'} 
Deer Lick, Ohio, October 4th, 1872 

lleli-tous Sews. 

meeting of the Ind. i-eiul- ir. 
Old School Presbyterian Synod of Mis 
souri this month in St. Louis, a reao 
lotion was adopted to unite the South- 
ern and,. Reformed churches. — Twen 
ty churches, tocost (2, 000,000 are now 
reported in process of erection in Chi- 
cago. -Ninety-five Bibles and 2,354 
Testaments were given away and 
*ia0.85 worth sold to the 22,140 
migrants who landed in 
tlie year ending 


ry successful ; 450 of the Yakii 
tribe have been brought to Christ 
they live like their white nei^hburi I'arniH and pursue trai 

n three mouthi 
Chinese Sunday school connected with 
Congregational church in 

of the Presbyterian 
0, with a night school of 1 '_>,">. 
— There are some 100 Protestant 
Italy, largely supported by 

Some ure entirely self-sup- 
king progrei 

that direction. — In 18 
Unitarian denomination took it 
the "liberal" churches were mi 
the Evangelical; but the hit 


in the 

of his sudden death. He was a bro 
therofProf. John A. Porter of Ya1> 
College.— The memberB of the Chicagi 

Northern Illinois.— The Manag. 
the Inter-State Exposition am 

the el- sing of the present exhibit 
Nov. 8th. Its Buccess in every respect 
seems to be admitted by all, visitors 
exhibitors and managers.— The Expc 
siiiou building will probably be occu 
pied by a Bazaar of all Na 

- of the Vol 



bly wintry bluster. — Funds for 
the Memphis sufferers are still be- 
ing forwarded by individuals and 
jiations Lectures are announced 
is Clark street M. E. church lor 
purpose. — The National Board of 
Trade which met here last week re- 
ended a revision of the Bank- 
ruptcy law, rejected resolutio, b favor- 
g Government aid to Am-rican ship- 
builders, and received important reso- 
s on the transportation question. 
jntry.— The yellow fever is sub- 
siding at Memphis and Shreveport, ami 
nurses in the former place have 
nk for higher wages. The plague 
lulling several other localities in tin- 
ith, but not severely. Cases were 
found in a low and crov 
>use in New York last week, but w 
operly cared for. — The financial pi 


rned. The St- 

is banks resumed on Monday, — 

The government announces the pay- 

of silver coin in small sums from 

■easury, but not in exchange for 

greenbacks or fractional currency. — 

Manufactures in the East are greatly 

ppled by the panic. Several of the 

u furnaces have been compelled to 

ut down altogether or reduce wage-, 

ie k int. good-- lae tunes at d'hoes. N. 

from their 
shops; and the manufacture of prints 
of Lawrence 
and Fall River has fallen off one half, 
Thousands have probably been thrown 
ut of employ who will fall upon pub- 
lic charily this winter. — About five 
"nches of snow fell in Minnesota on the 
22nd. Six inches fell in Ohio about 
hue. — A fire broke out in 
N. Y., Sunday night and 
destroyed three hotels, 32 dwellings 
reen 40 and .It., places of hiiM- 
i loss of about $1 50, 000. Six 

ony i- damaging to the hopes of the 
-Marshall.— The situation of the Re- 
ibhc is yet quite unstable although 
e recent elections gave encourage- 
ent to the liberal party. The would- 

! king, Chambord is making rui i-- 

in-es-ions i! h\ -inj mean- lie may <>!>- 

he southeast at Carta"! 

a.— The Jesu 

t institutions of Rome . 

re to be closed 

*ov- 2d. Nearly all tl 

louses and the 

leneral ut [he order ivi 

. retire to Bel- 

>ium. Recent reports 

ave stated thai 

he whole piratic. d er- 

w would take 

possession of the islat 

d of Malta, a 

place made ready lor th 

■■-idem e of the order 

of Knights oi 

Malta.— Senon- compile 

.n between Auatria and 

Turkey which 

may result in war. 

Clnbutng Li 

The Weekly Cynosure 

ivlll he sent for 


A Tract Fund for the Frs: Distribution of hots, 







This is a one pane tnci, eallim; the intention of the public 
lo ihc ilespotic air! n-heulous nilr. of Free masonry. Price 
15 ots. per 100, $1,00 par 1,000 

Extracts From Masonic Oaths and Penalties, as 
Sworn to by the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island. 

Hon. John Quincy Adams' Letter, 

ring His.and His Father's Opinion of Freemason 

Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

Giving His Opinion of Freemasonry n».:i*). 

Satan's Cable Tow. 

'Freemasonrv is 0nlvl52 Years Old,' 

"Murder and Treason not Ezceeptd." 

Freemasonrytn th.© Church.. 

Character mnl Synth, iK ol Freemasonry 

Address if HiijiriComtjhiociitioB, Hew York. 

OuceruinK ilit- M.irgun Murder, find the charactiii 
f Frtemasoury, a* *h..wu hv ihi> lin U other Mauonit 

Judge Whitney and Masonry. 


Clmncelor of the University of N- 
Y.. on Secret Societies. 



no Obligations 

Siz Siisoii whj i '): ;,:',: ii sioili not to i ":::*::: 



Clab Rutos, Fortnlehtly 

Who Murdered Capt. Wm. Morgan? 

Abduction and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

Thia is a Book o( Thrilling Intercut, and 

shows clearly that 

Wd. llcrgao vu Murdered ty Freemasons 


Prlct tr «>», J«t-pU, Dliflls fop; 10 cti., H.00 jn 4m. 

tsrSee Sample Paces below. 

cded to Stafford. 

doscriba it; butstiU left nodi 

,ia .'! 

and alien. il, avowed lln.t i 
tratt) at Lo Hoy. It should 1 

£5 { h ™^*^ r 

if Mo 



Uit Jill 

id M 

do." During Ids deten- 
tion in the room, one of the guards told liim in lan^ua^e 

loud enough to !»■ heard by all in the room, that he iras not 
to be tried at Le Roy, nor to stop there, nor to be 
tried by mi ordinary trdninal. hut was yin^ where Mor- 
gau »-ii. Millerasbed/'WhaUnhunairHereiilied/'Voiiwii; 
" ".'he others mude no remarks in denial orcxj;' 

and idle 

ILl- jU,tl, 

.rd one ma 

Oilier. "Mlliel 

ail all the 

's ollice at Le Hoy, would be a useleiw i 
ind the [i.ilienee ol the reader. 
wuifest that the eonsjnralors wished 



Bmlta upon 
Miller ham; 
)g the best of 
Jinj Buddenlv 
- Miller l.v tht 



.el,. ... 

; who led thu troop, and from v 

;es. that one of the objects they had in view was to pull 

i the office of Milk-, , if that Bhould bo necessary for the 


Early hath life's n 
ThrilW within 
With ft deep und a 

The Lord's Tenth. 

One tenth wnB sacred to the Lord from 
the earliest ages. U wns not u Jvwieb 
provision merely, but when the gospel 
was "preached to Abraham", he recog- 
nised the justness of the rule, and on 
his return from the defeat of the kings 
who had captured Lot, we are told that 
"M-dchiz'-dek king of Salem brought 
forth bread and wine: and he was the 
priest of the most hi:h God. And he 
blessed him, and said, blessed b- Abrfttr. 

en and earth; and blessed be tin* moat 
high God, which hath delivered thine 
enemy into thy hand. And he gave 
tithes (tenths) of all. Gen. liv. 18- 

So aUo when Jicob. the wandering 
fugitive, saw heaven opened above him 
at Bethel and the Lird revealed him- 
self to him in words of grace and prom- 
ise, "Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If 
God will be with me, and wilt keep me 
in this way that t go, and will give me 
bread to eat.aod raiment to put on, so 
that I come again to my father's house 
in peace; then shall the Lord be my 
God: and this atone, which 1 have set 
for a pillar, shall be God's house: and 
of all that thou shalt give me I willsure 
ly give the tenth unto thee." (Jen. 

Tiie law given by Moses simply re- 
affirmed Lb it. ancient duty, and not only 
tithes, but also offerings and first flirts, 
and day-i and weeks' of sacred lime, 
were demanded by the law and devo- 
ted to the Lord under the Jewish dis- 

No on>> collected these titheB. No 
offi;er or t«x gatherer compelled their 
payment; — all was voluntary, — but 
notwithstanding all Lhis, robbing God 
in tithes and in offerings alway.-. proved 
to be one of the poorest speculations 
that a bick--liddeii Israelite engaged 


t fa . c 


and wornn and bugs would eat up 
their produce, and blight and blasting 
would consume that which greedy 
apostates sought to withhold from the 


! of God 

Of I 

continual whine of poverty and hard 
times goes up from these God-robbers 
on every hand. They are poor, and 
tlie'j ought to be. They are wretched, 
and they always will be. The liberal 
soul shall be mide fat; and the 
gy soul may expect to cry ' -My 
ne&a, my leanness]'' Drouth, b 
and insecl-jn-fits are just as mm 
God's command to-day as they 
thf-e Miiu-aii'l yats a"0, and a 

of r 

; God ■ 


tithe of the 

wealth of Christendom wou 
bill, and leave millions ol 
carry the glad tidings ii 

But instead of this, chm 
rob God, and then pass the 


■enta r.f I 

eea and sociables, selling trinkets ami 
nicknacks, and arranging feasting* and 
riolings, to ob'ain money for the ser- 
vice of God. And all this that tight 
fisted old Hki. flints may rob God and 
hoard up wealth, whil" young n 
waste money in speculations, ex 
gance, luxury, and pride. 

"Will amau rob GA1" V.t) 
I find it a poor speculation. "' 



wind*, stand r. n.lj f rebuke our greed 
and punish our corr tou«nes B ; while to 
his obedient obUaren the Lord says ai 
he did of old, "'Bring ye all the tithe 
into the storehouse, that there may b' 

low herewith, saith the Lord of hosts 

f 1 will not open you the windows of 
aenien. and pour you out a ble 

Don't be in a hurry about le.iv'mg the 
farm ! Do you dislike farming because 
of the work there is to be done! 

Allow me to remind yon tbat there 

work to be done everywhere; yea. 

d hard work, too. Are youaskam 
p'l of being known as belonging to that 
highly resp-olable arm of society — the 
farmers — that you are in such haste to 
to be away from the farm! 

Allow me to ask you whether it is 
most respectable, to be living under 
your father's roof, assisting your par- 
ents at their labors, or at work for stran- 
gers, obliged to receive their com- 
mands and obey them? 

There's no place so safe or so respect- 
able for a young person as the father's 
house, andnoinll'ience bu'.the influence 
of home can be trusted to assist in the 
format'on of the habits and charac- 
ter of the young. 

Are you anxious to escape from the 
i-eslmniiig iiifiuvnco of your parents) 
Alas! how many a shipwrecked sou! 
dates the beginning of thair aorrc-ws 
I'roia the time- they broke away from 

Do you fear to soil your hands with 
the labor of the farm? 

Oh! nevermiml how toil-stained and 
brown th~ hands are if the heart is only 
Wbitfc! and while you are surrounded 
with the qutet, healthy influence of 

heart pure than when you are in a 
great, noisy city, where one exciting 
influence makes room for another still 
more exciting, and the sou! is hurried 
from one sin to another until all is lost, 
and the ruined soul pants for the far 
away days when life a fi Ids were green, 
and the bird song of innocence was ever 
fi ating upon the air. 

Many young people upon the farm 
raplain of a lack of social and literary 


, that t 


t the farm, even while the table 
'iiimifuliy spread, and the beds ai 
aft and luxurious. 
But it needs just this reformatory ii 



taking away from the farm with you. 
It is certainly more commendatory 
lor you to remain at home and perse- 
vere in your efforts for securing literary 
advantages among your associates, thai 
than to run away from the farm to th< 
city, where you wilt find that yoi 
must exchange one advantage to gain 
another, and after all your efforts jot 
will find that all the advantages belong- 


It is sad enough to see the boys leav 
ing the farm, but still more sad wher 
the girlsgrow dissatisfied and ashamed o 
the lot of the farm r's daughter and at 


If their ainUiioii wan really iix-d up 
i<>mL-trmig essentia' I y greater than bi 
ng what they are capable of becoming, 
?ven as farmers daughters, it would b- 
well enough. Bat to leave the farn 
:or the uncertain life of a city shop girl 
a going down the scile, instead of up. 

Learning the fuliioim. wearing ■:ht-.i| 
ioery, attending the theatres and oth- 
■r questionable places of amusement. 
Joes not exalt a young girl, either mhei 
twn estimation or the opinion of oth- 

And I have only this .advice to give 


1 Juugl 

lick! The highest ambition any boy 
in ent'-rtain is to become a noble, lion 
rable man, and the farm is just at 
ood a pi ice as any other for doing 
And the best a girl can do is 

e'll t 

has drilled ao against lit 

is all blocked up. and 

get out ,s more than lean tell, 
nd I have been there for ever so lo 
now-balling the door, to mako 

open it, for we want, to h^ar what 
I say; but she has taken no not 
,. Here goes a famous one." / 
threw a snow-ball against thee 
e door, which they had just reacli 
was already almost covered v, 

spots of snow, the marks of the b 
th which the boys ha 1 pelt-d it, . 
Tomlooke.l at ii, and then at 

pile of snow covering the 

udp in h 

Why, Tom, do you call shoveling 
ttle snow doing the Lord's work!" 
'Yes, when we do it to help along 
any of his people." 

for any answer, 

for they were just at the school house, 

oi- thought ti great deal of what 

had said, anil revived tbat he for 

would do the Lord's work very 




hat fun? I 
old lady's door like that;. you rmVht 
letter lake away the snow than add to 
t; you might havo cleared it all away, 
f you had used as much time and 
strength in shov.ling as in snow-ball- 
ing, and made a nice path to the well 
I declare," be continued, speak- 
ing with more animation, "I believe 
we can do it yet b.-fore school time, if 
we work hard. You and Bob go round 
to the old lady's wood shed, and see if 
old broom and shovel, 

i dow 



orrow one from Mr. Ntles; then we 
an clear the snow away in a jiffy." 

his words, he started off on a run to 
a corner. He was a great favorite 
th the boys, for he was as fond of 

3 led by h 

Is to clear the snow from the door, 
a make a path to the well and to 
the road. She never let them go away 
without something nice for their lun- 
cheon, but the consciousness tbat they 
working for the Lord Jesus Christ, 
us helping one of His feeble di-ci- 
made them happier than all the 
doughnuta and turnovers Mrs. Crane 
:ould give them. — Selected. 

When the Rtv. James Hervey asked 

the plowman, " What do you think fs 

lost difficult thing to get rid of in 

the Christian life," he received a cor- 

inswer. " I think the most diffi- 

hing to get rid of is self-righteous- 

e.l with 

hovel, he found Joe and Bob busily 
hi gag. ,1 in tiling the br.iom and shovel 
vhieli they'bad taken from the wootl- 
ihed. Tom set to work too, and in a 
little while they had cleared the space 

front of the door. 

All this time, Mrs. Crane, who lived 

had 1 

tin:.; and '■ating I a - - i breakfast in Ikt 

II back kitchen. Although lUp-u 
nto the woodshed, she had not 

rd the boys when they came for 
broom and shovel, for the door was 

t; neither had she heard the ihnmp- 

of the snow balls against the front 

door, for she whs quite deaf. She could 

very well, though, if she could uoi 

r; and so when, after she h;id Ga- 
el her br-akfast, she came to look 

, feai 

for her to clear away, and wondering 
what she could do, she held up hei 
hands in amazement at the sight whicl 
presented itself. The door-step was al 
cleared, and the boys were working ai 
only boys can to make a path to thi 
well, which stood in the little court 
yard, about miilway between the npuji 
and the road. 

"Bless me!" she exclaimed, "if thi 
ain't kind, I don't know what is; am 
to think of you doing it all without nv 
knowing anything about it, whilel wa 
thinking how 1 should ever get th 
snow away from the door, so that I 

"We'll draw you a bucketful befon 
we go," said Bob, the youngest of thi 
three, as he stopped to rest for a mc 

aid Joe 

•'Go close 
nd ask hei 

Bob;" said Torn, 

what you say there," 
Bib mounted the door-step am 
?d to the old lady, that if Brn 
I give them a pail, they would 
and then they 


"Bless your hearts!" said she, -'hoi 
kind ynu are to me; the Lord has sure 
ly *enl you here this morning." An 
she hurried into the house for be 

While the boys worn filling it sh 
wi ntiu again, and this tini" she brougli 
but a basket of nice fresh dpughnute. 

"Here," she said, "lake these; 1 
Ined a lot of 

Cliildr©n.s' Comer. 

I like 

s Bay 1 make fir: 

n yesterday; maybe 

ere very fond uf dmigl: 
•eccived the basket wit 


. Mrs Crau. 

which they placed in 
her door. Then JoeVran roum 
the wood-shed to put away th 
to and shovel, while T. 
ird ihe gale, turning th. 
right and to the left with 


aid J oi 


m-Mt dragged him with him, while Ko 
went on lo tell wind the fun wm, 
■•Don't you baow old Mrs, Crane's Cot- 
tage;, just up here? Well, the show 

< >m ng the basket, had a nice path 
I. to. Mr. Ni.s, and tht n they all hurried 

fur theji- hard work had bharpened their 

| appetites. 

I "Tom," snid Joe, speaking with his 
m mill full, in huj haste toeai his dough- 
il . : i-k his nutation before they 
I, d the -ehool-honso, "what did 
M . C ane menu when she said the 
Lord M-ii|. Ut then-? Perhaps lie aent 
y*ou b-etnae yu thought of doing her 
good, but I don't think he scut me or 

trying to it 
t he madu you willing t 

s. Crane had no trouble with thi 
all that winter, for whenever I 
i came there was Tom with Jo' 

dge budding, being pari of the cor- 
poration property, and under their lock 
d key, and to Lake forcible possession 
ereof for thai assemblage. They did 
mmission a deputation accordiugly; 
the deputation did break open said 
building, and did take possession ac- 
cordingly, and to secure to themselves 
possession they ordered a new lock and 
key for the building; the key to be de- 
;red to the Mason who should be 
ide master by the new election, 
Having committed tins Ligli-haml-il 
trespass, and thus got possession of the 
lodge building, they then proceeded 
:ct masters, wardens and othe 

I hnd< 

,-:■.!. -.vii I, 

Tin- following petition is now pend- 
ing before the General Assembly o 
Rhode Island. It relates to suits lonii 
litigated between the Grand Lodge autl 
the petitioners, now seceding Ma- 
sons, whose chartered rights were in- 
vaded by the Qiand Lodge in 1817, 
since which time, until recently, the 
questions involved have been litigated 
and finally decidedin favor of the Orand 
L'idge, on ground- which the reicr 

ful party, except under an injunction of 
sverecy! ! ! — Boston Prok. 

Benjamin W. Cabk, of Newport, in the 
County of Newport, in behalf and by 
order of the mailer, wardens and breth- 
ren ol the corporation, known by name 
of St. Jobn'a Lodge, No. 1. in Newport, 
of which the said Case was and is ma6 
ter — respectfully showeth, that the pe 
titioners were incorporated as a bodj 
corporate and politic by act of the 
General Assembly in 1793, and uude 

i charter, granting to them all the u^u 
a' franchises of corporations; and amonj 
others the franchise of holding annus 
elections, for the election of their officers 
and amenable of course, like all othe 
corporation;, in the ex- rcise of thosi 
franchises, only to the authority of tin 
General Assembly, from whom tin 
charter emanated. 

That your petitioners held their an 
nurd elections at Newport, on the 27th 
day of December, the day fixed undt 
the authority of itaid charter. That i 
the year 1817 on the 27th day of Di 
cember, your petitioners held their ai 



iffijdrs; and did then and there elec 
their officers for the year, and amoni 
other officers the said Benjamin W 
Case as master. That afterwards ii 
that year, viz. in the month of June 
more than five months after said elec 



Providence, calling itself the Grand 
Lodge, did in contempt of the c 
aforesaid, assume the jurisdiction 
aside said election and to order a 
one. And did further in conten 

to the flagrant and .taring usurpation e. 
pewtr, attempted by said Grand Lodge, 
a power of annulling elections made by 
corporations in this Stile; a power whicl 

ejj the highest, and which can only hi 
orercised by the General Assembly: 
your petitioners say that standing or 
their chartered privileges- and relying 
on the sovereign authority of the StaU 
for their protecting they did decline 

of said Grand Lodge. Notwithstanding, 
this said Grand Lodge did persist and 
proceed with what they called 

All the members of another lo< 
Newport called St. Paul's Lodg< 

y authoi 

ity from St John's Lodge, 
the members of said Or 
tending to superintend th 
sembled together. They then, in the fire 
place, resolved on committing a high 
handed trespass; and nst hey h;id usurped 
the authority ol iheS late, made 
pleoftraniplingonilslaws. they actually 
voted lo commission a deputation fron 
o go and break opentb 




3t. Paul's Lodge, the St. Paul's mem- 
bers and these seceders, under the sup- 
erintendence of the said Grand Lodge. 
christened themselves the St. John's 
Lodge, No. l.,in Newport. It is true 

is was done in the Masonic hall of 
St. John's Lodge. No. it, in Newoort 

jssession thereof having been forci 

bly obtained as we have shown; if 

gives them any title to the new baptism it so; but this is the only li 

tie they have. To your petitioners i 

ire, as well might the maraude 
break into a house, turn the owner on t 
assume the owner's name, and then call 
the house his, because he has called 
self by the owner's name. 

Various suits, as to the property of 
the corporation, between yourpei 
ers and this lodge, created by the 
Grand L,dge in the manner aboves 

suits, as will he particularly stated ht 
inafter. Two of the suits, at the Aug 
term, 18.9, of the supreme Judu 
Court, were submitted under a rule of 
tbat Court to Hon. John Pitman 
sole referee. 

He decided and reported against your 

ii oignmg any rta-oiis; tbougn the <] 
lions involved in the case were simply 
questions of law. He has refuse 
en to c -mmunicale his grounds to your 
petitioners, except upon Ihe com 
that your petitioners and their dt 
hind themselves by a written en 

to the public, uor make any use 

by said referee in the decision of said, although the said report of tht 
said referee contains an ansnrance (ha 

and would be made known to eithei 
party who might wish to be informed 

The leading question and one decis 
ive of the whole case was, was whether 
th-- Grand Lodge was compet^-i I L 
mil the election made by this cor 

Grand Lodge in this matter was an 
■ity; then all done under their auth< 
ty was a nullity; then the body which 
they instituted and denominated Sfr, 
John's Lodge, was not the corporation 
known by the name- of St. John's Lodge, 
and therefore could have no title to the 
property belonging to tbat corporation : 
and the decision of the judge in awar.L 
ing to that body was erroneous and 
ougbt therefore to be reversed. If the 
judge held and determined that the 
Grand Lodge was competent to annul 
the election made by this corporation 
under its charter; then he held and de 
cided that a power in this slate, self- 
created, and independent of the state, 
m iy exercise a jurisdiction which be- 
longs only to the General Assembly, a 

ons. If he has so decided. 


on is manifeutly against lae 

, and 


er view his aw^rd was illegal a 


Igment founded thereon, ou 

reversed, and your petitioner 
it it may be reversed, and a ne 


tuted of said suits, the circums 



which your peticiouers now 



ve briefy to represent — first j 



that they have come to the General 


-eiiiUv, and have omitted to go 



preme Court because the c 
olves a claim of power o 
rt of the fraternity of Mason 


said repo-tjhaving declared that he had 
expressed to said reftreea hope that be 
would make his report without assign 

One of these suiU was upon a judg- 
ment of Court, obtained by your peti- 
tioners aga'nst the tenant of the lodge 
building for rent. Though this suit 
was defended in (be name of the de- 
fendent, by the lodge created by the 
Grand Lodge in manner aforesaid J Hid 
ed loo by the Grand Lodge, yet afler 
verdii i and judgment in favor of your 
pelitionera, that lodge bo created, as- 
suming to be plaintiff in the case 
which they had defended, wentinto the 




mce of this discharge 
they pleaded in bar to your petitioner's 
suit upon safe judgment nultiel record; 
but this plea was overruled in the Com- 
mon Pleas, and on appeal in the Su- 
preme Court also, and nothing remain- 
ed to be tried but the plea of payment, 
which had virtually been decided by the 
decision of the plea of nuitiel record, 
and was so declared by court. In this 
stage and state, that suil waB referred 
to said referee— having in fact been set- 

The other suit was ejectment for pos- 
session of the building for the rent of 
which your petitioners had recovered 

Wuerfeore and in consideration of the 

emises, your petitioners pray that the 

judgment Tounded on the award of the 

iaid referee may bs set aside, and new 

rials granted of said suits — and they 

is in duly bound will ever pray, 

For and in behalf of said petitioners. 

B. W. Case, R. W. M. 

address ol Anti-Masonic Lecturers. 

General Aiieiit and Lecturer, J. P. 8tod 
OAiiu, Christian Cynosure Office, Chicago 

L A Hart, Wheaton, HI. 

V. A rjlaii.-h.u-.l, Whiaton, 111. 

P. El/c., U'heatou, 111. 

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■bilirt I...- vinuT- .:i. I ', Mich. 

Ii. f. Ivathouti. Elerric.kville, Pa. 

H. fi. Taylor, Su: 

N.i iL,',,,,! 

N Sir'ailr.ii, Syra.w, N. V 

P. flurless. Polo, 111. 

J. K llnr..!. Urceiivi:;e.p :l 
T. R. Mi-O.rmiek, Pritieei..n 
(.:. WiLWins. AnguiH.Iii.i. 
.1. T Kiggius. Wr> E Wnsl 


ndianapolis, Ind. 
,!. L. Harlow, Beinus lleighl 


.r.K.j : iii M<t'ii-l.e\. Fancy Cr. 




Westfleld College, 

Westfield, Hark Co., III. 

Masonic Books. 


Mackey's Masonic 


uim's imiiiul or the lodge, 




Richardson's Monitor of Frtenw;, 

ke's Digest of Mime Liw. 

Oliver's Histot; of Initiitk 
Duncan's Uisonic Ritual anil iloailor, 


Christian. Cynosure 

Address, EZRA A. COOK & CO., 




Freemasonry Exposed, 


Light on Freemasonry, 


■ by. 





Dr. John C. Emery of Racine Co,,Wis. 



Walsh's Review of Freemasonry. 

Finnev on Masonrv. 


Donari's Appendix to light on fary 




Letters on Masonry, 

A Slew Chapter on Mason- 
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es that hold in Fellow- 
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faiJisji.; .jii-jalsami."! 

Rev. J. "W. BAIN'S NEW BOOh 


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VOL III. NO. 4. 


WHOLE NO. 103 

The Christian Cynosure. 


gbNo. 11 Wabash Avenue, Chicago. 

■ ill Olleire > 

That the render may get a 


by generalties, take ad example. Gill 
is a freshman, a six-footer, with hercu- 
lean girth of shoulders, and always 
ready for an exploit. He 13 approach- 
ed by a sophomore, who asks him to 
join the Omicron Epsilon Society ( or 
some other outlandish title composed of 
the names of Greek letters.) He prom- 
ises an easy initiation, and tells him 
what fun it will be to see the other can- 
didates initiated. Gill perhaps bas 
heard rumors about such societies and 
their doings. He ia itching with curi- 
osity to know all about them. He 
may have been cautioned to keep clear 
of them, but curiosity and the persua- 
sives of the sophomores are too much 

ally Friday night, has t 

1 uppei 




room with much trepidation as the 
hours drag by. At the dead hour of 
night, 'when churchyards yawn and 
graves give up their dead,' four knights, 
incog., appear at his room, blindfold 
and pinion bis arms, and lead him away. 
He is conducted along unknown streets, 
byways, and winding alleys, over stony 
ground aud uneven surfaces, and never 


Having at length ascended a flight o 
stairs, Gill is now led by unaccountable 
wanderings through rooms and halls 

pieces of wood on the floor, but nevei 
allowed to fall, for two sturdy knights 

hold • 

arms. Next a rope is fastened arom 
his body and he is drawn up into ai 
other .'.pertinent.- He hears the tramj 
ling of many f*-<-t about him, suppress 



utterly confused. His escorts now let 
go of him and he is compelled to grope 

to stop for an instant, at the peril of 
being punched nod pushed and tripped, 
until in his frenzy he runs against the 
wall and knocks himself down. 

"He is immediately seizednnd thrown 
upon a 'hlankel.' which is a large can- 
vas witli strap handles. This is held 
by ten hardy fellows, who give it a 

iend hi 1 

he were a foot-ball. He is Mossed in 
tho blanket' until it censes to be fun 
for the tormentors. Then be is led 
into a damp place where he is subject- 
ed to the process of squiiting fiome 
caustic liquid from a syringe into bis 
mouth, and between the back of his 
neck and nether garments. Next, af- 
ter a series of perambulations and diffi- 
culties, he is halted and made to take 
a most solemn oath never to divulge 
1 of the secrets of the order, on pen- 

alty c 


nfrom bin buily. Tin- members 
stand around attired in death's-head 
masks, and weird and fantastic cos- 
tumes, with war clubs in their bands. 
A coffin rests near by, wide open, and 
hung with all the solemn drapery of 



kindled, and, simultaneously with re- 
moving the bandage from the victim's 
eyes, a musket is discharged, causing a 
fearful report. The concussion of sound, 
the hideous glare, the unearthly and 
deminiac appearance of everything 
around him, together with his expe- 
rience just before,_ are too much for 
human nature, and Gill swoons. But 
they have all been in Prof. WdderV 

physiology class 

, prepoi 

agency. The patient ib ( 
stored to animation. 
''The bandage is again placed 1 
b eyes, and be is laid in the co 
II is now prepared for the last 

my of initiatic 

• the 

fellowship ultht-Oi 
Epsilon Society, namely branding 
operation is as follows: The clothing is 
removed from the stomach; a heated 



with iii" body until 
is heated nearly to a blister, when, sud- 
denly, a piece of ice is clapped on. At 
this the initiated yells outright, His 
arms are now loosened. Anothersharp 
report is heard The lights are extin- 
guished, and Gill is left in the coffin 
alone. He rises with a wail of despair 
that has no similtudein hui 




a ape. 

1 for 


lightj faintly gli 

of I 

which leads from the room he is in, 
whither he goes and endeavors to rush 
in. But the door is fastened. He calls 
aloud for admission to the li £ ht. The 
door opens slowly and he is met,r>y the 
door-keeper, who ushers him iu and 
presents him to bis new brethren of 
the fraternity. 

•'But little time is spent, incongr&iu- 
lations, for there are other candidates 
to be initiated, and the new member 
is allowed to take part in the further 
exeroises of the night. The Delta Al- 
pha, a sooiety of this class, initiated 
twenty-five last Friday night. Some 
ol them claim to have thought it fun, 
and are trying to get others to join." 

(■olli'ge <ecret societies are merely 
harmless, debating clubs, so says Dr. 
Bacon. Not quite so harmless we 
would think when their initiations oc- 
casion needless and often fatal danger 
to limbs and life. But if the frenzied 
folly that kills the body, were all, or 
the worst, the responsibility of college 
authorities that allow these secret hea- 

youth of their care would be in our es- 
timation far less than it now is. Sure- 
ly the spirit that can take delight in 
thus threatening and frightening and 
horrifying is the same which scatters 
tire brands, arrows and death, and says, 
' 'Am 1 not in sport J It ia more brutal 
than human, more infernal than earth 
ly, more allied to the stolid and| malig- 
n.iiit tuperhtition, which of old made 

• Mo- 

aud dei 

ntury. When will s 

to say Christians, disc 
devilishness ol the 

>V lint the German 

t Orders. 

The truly evangelical Germans of 
Lmerica are remarkable not only for 
iinple and earnest piety, but for,their 
ave of liberty and equal rights both in 
ehgion and government. Practically 
pplyiag these New Testament princi- 
ples, they see at once the antagonism 
n-tween these privileged orders and 
he kingdom of Christ, and do^not hes- 
tate, at proper lim?s to oondemn their 
innatural union. As an example of 

some, the following is quoted from 
Der Sendbate (Cleveland, 0.) the organ 
of the German Baptists of America:— 
•'The Persian officers are staying for n 
short time in Berlin to get a knowledge 
and make a study of the Prussian milita- 
ry system. It may be interesting to learn 
that one of these follower? of Moham- 
med belongs to the Masonic order. 
The Zeitung states that be sought and 
gained entrance to one of the Berlin 
lodges, after having proved himself on 
due examination a worthy member of 
the order. From the information of 

this Persian, the ah .ve ne wspi 
that just as Freemasonry in 
numbers among its member* 
peror and the Crown-prince, 
all the noble members of th 
court belongs to the order. 
mania flourishes everywhere 
seems to us that the Shah is a strange 
brother for a Cnns'.i :n 

nple dedic 

i Phil 

delphia, from Die Lutheriache Zcit 
schri/t. We makea fewintereslingex- 
tracts: — ''On this occasion one John 
Chambers, D.D. delivered a pra 
from which, since in it there could 
be found the lenst reference to CI 
or to Chiistianity, we might conclude 
that he was the Rabbi of some modei 
Israelitish congregation. The pray 
begins: 'Eternal Almighty, all loving 
God, the Supreme Ruler of the 
verse, divine Architect of all things, 
we come into thy presence in the way 
which thou thyself bast shown us. We 
tbank thee that we are peimitted to 
assemble on this great and important 
occasion, to consecrate this glorious 
temple of Freemasonry to the honor 
of the living, true, and eternal Jeho- 
vah. 1 In this style and tone it contin- 
ues. But how all this is consistent 
with a truth well understood by John 
Chambers an 1 many other* in the 
lodge, via: that we must pray in the 
name of Jesns Christ. isBurely not easy 
to be Been. How the man dared to 
say in the presence of Christians, 'we 
come in the way which thou thyself, 
hast shown us,' is also dark to us. For 
Christians know that our Lord Jesus 

the way, tt 

it has prevailed over al 
then shall all strife and bitte 
from the world; then shall t 

from burdened bea 
iv dried, and 1 

.all 1 

weary wanderer 

onger seek in vsin for help.' We be- 

ieve as Christians that the only heal- 

ng is in the name of Jesus; but here 

another name avails — the healing comes 

from the Freemasons I What avails 

the word of him w ho calls sin tier* 

pentance and who will heal them. 

. not from without hv [ilits'er- ami 

of the i 

man for 

livin E God I" 

Enough has been quoted, although 
somewhat abridged, to bIiow the posi- 
tion of many of our intelligent German 
brethren. The language of the above 
Masonic prayer and toast, on account 
being a translation of a transaction, 
may differ slightly from the language 
of the speakers at the dedication, but 
nevertheless expresses the sentiments 
correctly — sentiments which every 
knlge-Clir^tian would do well to pon- 
der. Gelama. 

Granvulj., 0., Oct. 1873. 


S-cretiveness is a faculty which man 
possesses in 0003 mon with animals. It 
very prominent in the character ol 
the fox; and perhaps an old fox and a 
mason deserve the two highest pre- 
ss for doing business on the sly. 
1 a well known fact that Borne men 
! gigantic intellects, others are idi- 

, and others 1 


ither way. The writer of this, after 
living studied physiognomy from books 
nd faces for about twenty years, finds 
, easy work to rec igniae three olasies 

Nearly all crime thai, is committed 
eertty, as aeduotion, arson, poisoning, 
saaulls in the dark, burglary, counter- 
feiting, etc., is perpetrated by those 
having very secretive minds. All the 
men of whom we read in history as hav- 
ing taken part in plots, conspiracies, 
etc., were no doubt persons of strong 
secretive character. And this faculty 
has made the whole history of the world 
a mere record of tricks, [dots, and con- 
spiracies. It is still at work, and we of 
the Oynoture feel its power. It may 

The great evil of secret societies istht 

ultivation of this troublesome faculty, 

rhe fee 

thati the lodg 


But 'if they no 
powers of the mind they will bec< 
too sensible and honest to practice t 
foolery and blaek-bookism or even 
keep up Masonic or Odd-fellow rii 
If. however, they wish to continut 
be as selfish as the pig. as blood-thirsty 
as the tiger and as cunning as the fox, 
they must cultivate the animal propen 

be forgotten that what the world needs 
in these days of secret rings or societies 

secret night-schools have already filled 
the land with reticent, crafty, sly 
doiible-fac.'d, revengeful, and 
nered nobodies; and if they 
flourish for a few more decad* 
be- about as well to say nothi 
the Goddess of Liberty or the battle of 
Bunker's Hill. 

All schools that make the scholi 
foxy and revengeful must be closed by 
ballots; and the public schools must 
teach the laws of life to prevent physi- 
cal degeneracy, and honesty and self 

9 of a 


overated. And it is high time for the 
people to see that no Freemasons 
charge of the public schools, as ii 
the case probably in a large majority of 
the school districts of the Republic. 

claimed membership with us ( the 
iety of Friends) than was gem-n.liy 
iwn and also hearing recently ( I 
eve from good authority ) that not 
ew of our younger members now 
Masons, I venture to put a few 
thoughts before them that have often 


I scarcely need remind any one that 
>ur Society always discouraged secret 
saociations, believing that the tenden- 
y of anything secret is not good. 
Great harm may come out of them, as 
e well kuow;also many things m-.jM 
- attributed to them that did not exist; 
id, ''as all things are naked and open 
1 the eyes of Him with whom we have 

ot objects (of which Freemasonry 
aims so large a p irt ), are hest done, 
e think, not under cover of an oath 
C affirmation of secrecy (or bound in 

mole-minded Christian would 



let "the left hand know what the right 
band doetb." 

I am inclined to believe that the 
tendency of secrecy does not reflect 
beneficially on our own minds. Though 
it may be very little we are bound to 
al, it is always there to guard, 

s, prevents the character from 

It would not be wisdom 



ry which has been brought forward. 
that where the head of the household 
is one of the "craft," husband and wife 
cannot have all things in common. 

Some may think, if tbey read this, 
that what is secret connected with the 

bject of this paper is nothing more 

an a time-honored custom — signs. 

c, by which to know their members; 
helping to keep together a vast ma- 
chinery, very much u"seen,but comint; 
operation at any timo in case of 
need — a language alike in all parts of 

iperfect and life inst 


rail to know a friend by some unspok- 
n sign; and possibly also a ceremony 
onnected with the tools required by 

nee to the building of the Temple of 
old, might impress the unenlightened 

conduct, or raise higher aspirations 
wards that spiritual "House not m< 
with hands;" but the writer has failed 
to discover the need in these days foi 
any society, having for its special ob 
ject the promotion of brotherly lot 
and charily, to be held together by s 
cret signs and symbols. 

Doea not the Holy Bible enlirel 
take the place of "Square and Coi 
passes," and in any time of need tur 
ing our heart unto Him, whom son 
have styled "Grand Master of us all 
wilt he not be found sufficient for ai 
secret "sign of distress?" 

I should like to ask some brotbf 
■vim is endeavoring "to make a dail 
advancemant in Masonic knowledge," 
or who seeks from lime to time 
higher Masonic honors, whethei 
has or not already felt it to be sc 
thing like a shadow for the substi 
'I' n-g.irds spiritual advuncmenl!- 
unless he feel-; tn be growing deep, 
the "wisdom and knowledge of God" 

blance for the reality. 

And may we not ask, Has not 1 
"candidate" often eeeu there was e 
danger of using woHs of Holy Writ 
without due reverence? and does ht 
conscientiously think that that beau- 
tiful verse in the first chapter of Gene 
sis was fitly applied in his own case al 
his "initiation," And 'God said, let 
there be light, and there was light!" 



effort for the extension < 
love, relief, and truth," n 
called hand-maids to n 
juat query whether the <: 

ig every 

some minds fascinatin. 
I membership. 


The Advocates of the ttaee Course. 

There seems to be a special and con 
bined effort on the part of the press 1 

To 1 



rse, and a lively interest in the race 
:iil rnrrespondento, weeks before 
season opens, are detailed to visi' 
principal "tables, examine the stock 

and give full particulars of their names, 
I racing record. 

Sportsmen and jockeys are interviewed 

ly chronicled. 

r hen the season opens the event it 

heralded in all the morning papers 

Journals, like the New York Tribune 
, boast of their high tone of morals 
the largest type in the displnyec 

headings, and till prominent column* 
all the details of the race. Jen 

kins' pen is fluent in description, anc 
particular is omitted that can be 
Iten up in a lively, seiisiilb-rud re 
t. How is this f Who bath requir 
;his at the hands of ihese journal. 
! We, the great majority of read- 


t the sligh' 


of the 

i press changed! Once these ei 
Imost apologized for brief notk 
of the course in out of the way columr 
is not claimed that the races hs 
proved. No reform is thought of 
b brutal sports, where immorality 
sr has held, and always must hold 

is the tone of the press that is 
ing. The evil remains, all the 

f the press are becoming more 

familiar with it, and enjoy it better, 

hope their renders will find some 

■est in it. . . . The "pool 

during the 

selling," and the 
ress of the n 

aled 1 

ai gentlemen of 
ispondents bring 
t blushing, and 

of respectibility, and the reader: 
led to look on with interest, ifn< 

sporting papers, 
1 which rendered 
r in exposing the 

:k-pay Congress- 

conceal the moral 1 
Why not be hi 
public the Tacts! The vast throng, 
that crowd the lines of travel to these 
races, are seen to be the immoral, prof- 


1 up of the 
rst of mood 



■e carefully told and whose 
1 in the race is specially re- 
in many cases well known in 
ssion. It is this great gath- 
er-vicious and the profligate, 


, thai 

B jouri 

specially reporting, and reporting 
e or less favorably. The influence 
ur great metropolitan dailies is this 
on most decidedly in the interest ol 
race course. If the duty of a jour- 

; ng is ere 
a the offii 

nalists believe — to whr. 
morals shall we assign 

we credit them in advi 

The best interests of society, and the 
belter administration of government, 
call for a change in the leaders of the 
daily press. Why should a great Chris- 
tian community 

type of 

joffing skeptic 


thinking for thei 

so largely their daily reading; , 
suppress what facts, incidents, 1 
ports they please; and in all 
questions, interests and mov 
guide and control so largely the 
ment of society! — Christian SlaUs- 

t Ire, .do. 

iLipanioTisbip of 

the streets. 

Then, when theae babies have satis- 
fied the injuried majesty of the law, 
they are turned loose again, embitter- 
ed and scornful, with a strong though 
undefined sense of injustice filling the 
young hearts emptied of every gentle 

What must they now do? Society 
disowns them, the Slate rejects them, 
does not oven think them worthy of 
maintenance, leaves them to choose 

the enemies of the state are far wiser. 
Hoary-headed thieves, cunning to do 
mischief, soon find out these children 
and buy their services, getting back 

Do you blame the poor little ones! 
Alas I alas I they have no marketable 
value except among thieves, and thus 
the venial pilfering! of a neglected 
childhood lead them to a life of 

ith juvenile ((lenders are 
respects an unfortunate 
Without the strongest 
is cruel and impolitic to 
rilh the interior 

■ young 


n self-respect 


The Children Whom Nobody Oivus 

The ''step bairns" of the republh 
for whom she has provided nothing e 
cept reformatories, prisons, and per 
tentiaries. What a heritage I Yet th 

is all the law awards them, unless it I 
ihe poor-house, and a pauper's funera 
Unwise m itherl prodigal of lives an 
souls which with proper cherishing 
would bave been her strength and her 
rejoicing- For I contend that e i deserted of its natural pin 
wbelher by death or crime, belon 
the st.ite; and further, tiial every < 


up properly, bel 


:ept in its fullest sense, thisaol«mr 

emission-schools, homes of refuge 

id no excuse for its neglected du 

Nay, if it is its duty, there would 

> need for these spasmodic eft. 

of individual amateur charity. That 

*re quite inadequate to the task 

they ba^e undertaken, the increase of 

ile criminals is proof. Indeed I 

t sure but that they are ( innocent- 

ii!ty of a certain amount of posi- 

arm; for they delude the public 

(always ready to be deluded and sooth- 

d on this duty ) into the idea that 

omething is really being done for the 

little waifa of society, when in reality 

; wrong and the remedy are many a 

le asunder. 

There is no question but tbata large 


suit s 

1 chill 

> Ol hU: 

They are committed again and again 
their tenderest years loreformniories. 
Virtue, ^respectability, and honest Ubor, 
re presented to them tinder the cold, 
gid, awful formality of these prisons 
for the young. No wonder they dis- 
like it and look back with something 
kin to love to the cold and bun- 

homes should not contain a larger 
number each than could bo governed 
by household regulations; for the do- 
mestic, not the military or monastic 
feeling, is absolutely necessary to edu- 
cate the morals and the affections. The 
children should be taught to consider 
it a great honor that they are the sons 
and daughters of the Republic, juat an 
Napoleon boasted that he was & child 
of St. Louts. 

If the republic did its duty in this 
way, what an army of defenders it 
would be raising up I What a bulwark 
against civil faction and foreign foes! 
of noble, steady c 

«j d,» 

tlo-y org's', tie pent ! — ti,,hl, n At/i\ 

When John Mucc 


d, "the Apo, 

tie of the North," s 


eded Mr. Cal 

der in the ministry 


the Gospel at 

Urquhart, Scotland 


sometimes vis- 

led and preached 

t the house of tbe 

widowed Mrs. Cal 
encourage her hea 


aed strove to 
her loneliness 

The deep sorrow 

of a 

bereaved wife 

and the frequent tea 


a timid Curis- 
. j ndant on the 

omfort of his oliee 


visits. While 

■ ■joieing in the anp 


t success ofMr. 

\l n.dei.iild'u iLiiinsiry, i 

was to her a 

punitive unl'ruitfiiliiees of her hue- 
1's labors. Having expressed this 
ng to Mr. Macdonald, he said to 

Whal you now see, my dear Mrs. 
Calder, is tbe upsprioging of the seed 
1 your husband was sowing. The 
r sends his beet man to sow seed; 
but, the field once sown, he sends any 
boy who may happen to be at hand, 
barrow il. The Geld must be har- 
rowed as well a: 


the 1 


bus 'the Lord of ihe harvest' dealt in 
ppointing work for your husband and 
or me, He, the skilled laborer, was 
ent to sow the good seed, and I, a 
lovice, was sent after him to do a low- 
Blessed is the man who can thus es- 
eem others better than himself; for he 
bat humbleth himself shall be exalted. 

B the pn 

1 and n if-sufficitnt shall 

Only the Great Judge 

cret dislory of each sav- 

neu's hooks and reports 

thefiuil of a feeble testimony , a moth- 
's prayer, a sister'a tear, or the loving 
bisper of a little child. 


The Christian Cynosure. 

j, Chicago, Thnrsday, No 

1 direct taxes, so we may know what 

7. We believe king-craft and priest- 
craft have been the crime and curse of 


Side's (vH'lii.-rmit^'u'o tb 
arv renewing w« promptly 

i the 2K K Tri 



the secret society discussion. It ia from 
the pen of Prof. Burt G. Wilder of 
Cornell University; called forth by the 
murder (for killing while doing an un 
lawful act is murder) of young L.eL'g*tl. 
eon of our U. S. Commissioner of Pat 
ents in Washington. We do not know 
whether Commissioner Leggett is i 


3 lee 

he i 

■ ,tild I 

hush up the Cornell infamy 
it has been drawn by older colleges. 
Professor Wilder haa made himself i 
benefactor of liberal learning aud will 
yet be regarded by the sisterhood of 
American Colleges. 

The Indiana Slate Conventii 
just held a two day's meeting ai 
Geld. Ind., and organized a Sti 
sociation. The proceedings in full will 
be forwarded by the Secretary ai 
pear in the Cynosure. 

Meantime we insert below fcb 
olutions on political 


,n .■,.!. ■ 

ty. We held our last session in the 
meeting house. The house was we 
filled in spite of the snow-storm, an 


Rev. J. T. Kiggins, State Lecturi 
for Indiana, is a strong and effectii 
man. He appeared in the Conventio 
to greit advantage; and as he is ayoun 
i do great good I 



, of I 

I the Attendant* 


good I 

parts of the state, and, as friend Rich 
observed -'our meeting was a victory." 
I also found another family of Blau- 
chards represented by William Blancli- 
ard, Esq., of the society of Friends, 
born in the pine woods of North Caro 
lina, who now received his first intro 
duction to our cause; an able, cleai 
headed man who will do ue much good 
I trust. 

We, inhabitants of the stale of Ind : 

Association of Christians opposed to st 

Clare the substance of our political belief 

we can; and on which we invite th 

voters of the State to act with ua. 

1. We hold that ours is a Christiai 
and not a heathen country; and we do 
not wish this fact, which is stated in 
our children's geographies, changed 01 

2. We believe that a government re- 
fusing to recognize God. would be i 
government for brutes aud not for men 
and if a godless government would pun 

necessity, und not fur justice. 

3. We believe, therefore, that the at- 
tempt to put the Bible out of schools is 
a contrivance of priests and infideli 
and that it is an insult to God and a 
injury to men. 

4. We hold that war is ordinarily a 
crime in those who wage it, and a sin 
in those who fight for glory, for money, 
or from eiciternent or revenge; and thai 
arbitration is the prjper way to settle 
difficulties between neighbora or na- 

6. Wo believe that selling and drink- 
ing intoxicating drinks is wrong for 
men in health, and that public (Jr. 
telling should be suppressed by lav. 

6. We believe that free trade is 
rule and tariffs the exception; and 

;, which are the stuff that king craft 
pries t-cr.ift are m ide of, and they 
alt devices to delude the people 
tax them to support the idle, vic- 
and corrupt rulers. 
We believe that farmers as a class, 
been '.he hardest worked aud the 
t paid men, and that they are 

right, and we will unite with them in 

organising clubs 

But < 

ain that Andrew 
Johnson was no farmer and that he 
tarted the grange by sending a Wash- 
igton clerk and Freemason, 0. H. 
Kelly, lo unite the slave holders, who 

:s, for political and not for economi- 
1 purposes. 

10. We shall, therefore, steadily op- 
pose the secret centralized rings, called 

ranges, as a swindle and a cheat. 

11, And, generally, we accept the 





which all parties aud platform 
.greed. Therefore, 

Resolved, 1st. That an ie-si 
nade against adhering Freem 

e.-invris the state before our nex 

That we cordially approve th< 
proposal to call n N-in.mal political con 
)n at Syracuse, N. Y. , next May oi 

That a man pledged or bwop 


the ^ 

ionic, or other sec 
> the people at la: 
e government, 
jry; or to ho 
the people, w 



he is pledged 

ring; we therefore urge all people to 
petition their legislatures at once for 
a law of peremptory challenge of such 

5. That a minister who has oik 

professed lobe enlightened by the spu 
it of the Lord, and afterward has bee 
to a ledge of promiscuous persons, see. 
ing light as a "blind candidal*," belli 
his Christian (>r ife^iou, goes hack o 
the Holy Ghost, aud is unfit (o be 
minister ol the Gospel of Christ. We 
will therefor* 5ii|ip'.rt no such 

6. As our cause can do nothing 
without an organ, we will do all 
can to enlarge the Christian Gynos 

as our duty and our delight. 

-The i 

J oft 

for Wisconsin has not been given tc 
the public. Rev. H. H. Hinman, e 

Congregational clergyman who hat 

many years at the west and recently al 
Ironton, Sauk county, Wis., haB the 
honor of the first appointment to thai 
position. A6 men reckon honor, there 

Lord has we hope a different standard. 
Bro. Hinman has already made himself 
acquainted with our readers through 
frequent articles, and to the Wisco 
friends he will prove an able and 
cepuhle pioneer in our reform. Hold 
up his hands brethren and let faith 
gain ihe victory. 

— Al the late meeting of the Illinois 
Grand Lodge of Odd-fellows, Governoi 
Beveridg" made a brief and fulsome 
address which closes with the words, 
"I bid you a kind adieu at the veslibul 
of your sacred temple. Go in; go in 
and ba baptized in t-pirit. Come out 
come out, full of power to do, lo labor 

—Our attention wbb called the oil 
er dayJjby the following uole to the Ne 
vember number 0. the Phren<>l<«jieul 

Fbibkd K :-IriNnvemherNo, of Plm 
alnijiml Journal, (S. K W. lis. publh 
er 389 Broadway, N. Y. ) is a good 
description, etc , of good Presiden 
Blanchard. Will you copy it in th- 
Cynosure and oblige all who read i 
and myself especial'y ) It was a ver; 
pleasant surprise to me. 1 did not ex 

nin e . But let it c 

omel E.J.C. 

may revel 

Bering pa.don o 

our senior editor 

porlcd l<y 

advisc'nll who en 

to B it and read 

Phelp., w 

the article in the Jimniul. 

— The secret orders may lake a few 
otes of their general appreciation 
throughout the country from the uni- 
versal comments of th« press on the 
Cornell murder. The severely criti- 
ad even hostile tone of many influ- 
l journals ij an evidence tbey cm- 
■verlook that concealment and de- 
ception will not forever aid them. The 
;le by Prof. Wilder which will ap- 
- in our neit should be read by 
every family in the land. 

a the 

and other secret oath-bound societies; 
said meeting to be held at the Court- 
house in Woodstock on the 14th and 
15th of the present month, commenc- 
ing at 2 o'clock, p.m., on the 14th. 
Prof. C. A. Blanchard and others may 
be expected to speak on the occasion. 

Simon S. Gates. 

James McMillen. 

Limes Chittenden. 

Job Toles. 

George Garrison. 

Deacon Town. 

George Kasaon. 

Secret Society Initiations. 

■:d;tii-- a 

of the readers of Tbs Tribune to tl 
fact that the initiation during whit 
Mortimer Legget was killed, at Corni 
University, N". Y. , is no peculiarity of 
ofthat institution. "The Greek Fra 
lernities," which now defy the facul 
ties and govern the students of mos 

es, are identical, in 

A respectable profea 

L Yale, described to n 

e, a few 

, the ini 



which he nad himself witnessed 
which were no whit lees brutal, 
maniziug and pagan, than the ini 
described at Cornell in your co 
takeT from the New York paper 
blindfolding; pinioning the anr 
guttural and sepulchral tones; t 
uing, bruising, terrifying, and 
bamboozing of the Freshman, w 
copied from Yale, where they 
caped only by the sons of wealthy 
parents by the payment of large i 
of money, and inflicted without a 
on poor and "stingy" ptuilents. 
(-"Umr hiwyer of M i?sichusetts, 
had himself shared th-ne initiat 
told me, at his own table, that, th< 

money which he paid in went in 

for a supper with champagne and other 

professor assured me that pro 
citizens of New Haven had wit 
these infamous and degrading 
tionBas the body of the members of the 
Cornell Fraternity looked on, "amus 
ed," while their masked performer* 
were pinioning the arm-, blindfolding 
and running, at midnight (as it provet 
to his death), young Mortimer Leg 

But the mere brutal horse-play of 
initiation, if that were all 
compratively harmless, Th- 
ances are part of a system i 
Pyramids, and as extensive 
A mis m unary from Africa, if aa intelli- 
gent one, will describe to you the 
lions of those degraded tribes, at r 
night, in rooms cut out in the di 
chapparal, where the initiate is sts 
on the ground, face downward ; terrified 
by the pounding of the earth with clubs 
near bis head; and, in that state swori 
to secrecy and obedience to his supe 
riora, to conceal their doings and obe; 
their mandates. A missionary fron. 
Latakeiyah, on the east shore of tin 
Mediterranean, last month gave me i 

country, who begin their initiation o 
boys at the age of 12 years. They take 
them, at midnight, to some obscure 
valley or spot, like that oreek at Cor' 
nell where young Leggett waB killed 
and he assured mo that, though per- 
fectly treacherous, lying, and false, 
they all kept their oaths of initiation 
and, by 

sof t 

r than Othoi 
order were 


The author of 

.he revelation was hunted, foil. 
deven years, and finally assassin! 

The theory of all thee 

■ dupes. Gen. J. W. 

nmanded under Butler 
I New Orleans, has translated from the 

rench a full description of the initia- 
ons practiced in the Pyramids till men 
ere too degraded to pay. 
The son of an official at Washington 
Commissioner Leggett) has been killed 
t Cornell. The attempt will be made 
> blink and blurr over the fact that 

ces which have made Egypt "the ba- 

ITews of our *Wor]s 


i respectfully. J. B. 

equested. as a member of 
Chicago delegation to the World's E< 

lliance, to present the subject 

iform against Freemasonry tc 

that body, it is appropriate that 1 

should report to the committee the pro 


paper for presentation to the Alii 
was put into my hands, whicfc 
1 have occupied in reading four m 
This paper I presented 

to the 

was returned, endorsed: ''The presi 
on topicsalreadydecided upon preclud e 
the possibility of entering upon th ( 
subject," Of this committee. Dr. Ad 
ami was ftChairman^Hud Rev. Ganse, 
Sec'y; the first was reported to me 
high Mason, ol thejatter I know n 

h folic 

ing the presentation of some pape: 
an by rule papers were limited to thirty 
minutes, and any member was pern 
ted to speak ten minutes on the gen 
al subject of discussion while th 
should he time. Accordingly on Mi 
day, Oct. Olh.I endeavored to obtain 


were extended to ar 
hour each, and as the committee plac 

not SDeaking in English but in French 
who occupied thirty-five minutes, v 
was not possible to find "room for Hia 
(ChriBt* truth) in the inn." 

Seeing what I feared was a deter- 
mination to override the rules of order, 
Christian courtesy, etc., on the part of 
the Business Committee, I addi 
a note to Dr. Scliafl. saying th 
less the rules of order which had 
adopted were observed by 

uld dei 



my, should be occupi 

,vho had sent their na 

On the same day whi 

nained, if 
the chai 
ade (Tuesday, 0« 


; that I 1 
i Chrisli 
My nami 


med t 


i the 

and the 

would not be saf- 

to which I was e 
thing should be 

sent lo Pres't. Woolsey after my own 

upy t 

,nd the 

its Antagonisms. The antagonist o 
which 1 wish particularly to speak is 
Freemasonry. Can I have an oppor- 

Pres't Woolsey replied that the com- 
mittee liH'l decided that this subject could 
not be introduced. I rose and stated 
that I had no desire to present a pro- 
gramme paper, but to speak ten mil 
utes on one of the topics already sssigi 

Dr. Adama then came forward and sai 
that owing to the dilb-reni opinions o 
that subj-ct the committee had shut 
out, but if I wished lo appeal from lb 

) the 

- I could i 

Iteo. I do not ask their end( 

nt for the views I wish to preaer 
rely wish the ten minutes to which I 
entitled as ameuiberof this Alii 
speak of Freemasonry, which five 
ndred thousand Christ 

UitrV declare to lie 

ity by 

At this point the discussioui 

though in the course of a fei 

mil the honesty or wisdoi 
a of the Alliance, but men 
xmcise account of things i 

The Stat* Convention at KIpoi 



Oct. 22d, at 7 p. m. It was called to 
by H. H, Hinman, and Rev. D. 

C. Vaughn was chosen Chairman pro 

After a season of devotional 

cises.Rev. J. P. Stoddard. General 

nt of the National Christian Asso- 

on addressed the convention on the 

topic: "Freemasonry and Christianity 
agonistic and Incompatible," which 
listened to with deep interest. At 
lose Rev. R. Cooley was appointed 

: — (1.) It is a dangerous and oppres 
monopoly, excluding from its mem- 
bership all indigent, aged, and infirrr. 
as and all women, and conferring 
9 seventeenth of the voters of thi 
I four fifths of all the offices o 
profit and trust. (2.) It perverts justice 





Oct, 23.— Convention met and spent 
half an hour in devotion, a roll of mem- 
bers was then made out, The committee 
on nominations reported the names ol 
Dea.gM. R. Britten as President and 
Rev. H. Cooly ae Secretary, which was 
adopted. The committee then report 
ed the following constitution which af- 
ter full discussion was adopted: 

We, the undersigned citiaens of Wis- 
consin, believing that the time has fully 
come when an organised, intelligent 
Christian effort should be put forth to 
supress the growth 

ry to the National Christian Asaoci 
formed fit Pittsburg in May, 1 868 ; 

I. This association shall be called 
the Christian Anti-Beer 
of the State of Wisconsin, and shall 
hold its meetings annually or oft 

at the call of its Executive Comm 

II. The officers of this 
shall be a president, two o 
presidents, a secretary, am 
who shall perform the duties usually 
assigned to their respecliv 

III. The officers of thi 
shall be chosen annually by 
the president secretary, and 

rer call eitra meatings and to 
, other business necessary tc 
secution of the objects of the 

IV. The object of this association 
.hall be to disseminate truth on the 
mbject of secret oath-bound and kin- 

awful l 

i the: 

church of Christ, which they dispargt 
and supplant, and from civil society 
which they demoralize and corrupt. 

V, Any person may become a mem- 
ber of this association who is in sympa- 
thy with this reform and who signs; 

VI. ThiB constitution 
ded by a two-thirds vote 
bers present at any ai 
provided the amendmen 

Rev. H.H. Hinman h 

careful consideration were adopted. 

Resolved 1, that we regard Chris 
tianity as the primary source from 

political improvement, and that what 
ever corrupts our religion either ir 
doctrine or practice, dishonors God 
eialu wickedness and briiigBiin:"i'c-iv 
able evils to every son and daughter of 

2. That secret societies and especial 
ly the order of Freemasonry are essen 
dally immoral, degrading and anti 
Christian, and so far an tolerated in tbi 
churches a most fruitful source of mora! 


I. Lh.ciiiB-Miisonry teaches anothergot 
pel promising admittance lo the Grand 
Lodge above without any repentai 

the name of Christ, thus practically 
' 'denying the Lord that bought ther 
It binds men under extra-judicial oa 
which are at once illegal, immoral a 
pr. lane, to perform obligations of wh 
they are ignorant, and when known i 
sure to be in conflict with both ci 
and Divine law; and to do this un< 

, and we call upon 
of our Lord Jesua 
from among them 

false, absurd and contradic- 
tory, and that the mass of Masons are 
to the general principles 

m.Hh- th- 

i, thai 

■ }W 

■ undei 


.1 oath. (3.) 

feasedly a system of pure 

despotism, exerting its unseen power not 

over its own members but largely 

the pulpit and the preps. (4.) It 

strikes down the grand safe guard ol Be- 

rith s 

5. That while 
aud alarm the prevalence of moral, so- 
cial and political corruption as exhibit- 
ed in Tammany Rings, Credit Mobilier 
schemes and "hack pay" swindles, we 
look for the cause in the cultivation of 
a sworn, studied, aud habitual secrecy, 
and a neglect of that simplicity and 
godly sincerity which are the great 

sof i Ch 

vith thi 

6. That we eyn 
industrial masses in their efforts to es- 
cape from the oppression and robbery 
of KfcreL rinofi, and we deeply regret lo 
see so many — especially our farmers — 
drawn into the secret meshes of the 
grange, which is a child of Freemason- 
ry and a means to defeat the very end 
at which they aim. 

7. That we recognise in the Chris- 
tian Cynosure, an able and efficient in- 
strument of our anti secrecy reform, and 

-ympathy and patronage of ad the 
friends of this reform and that we will 
exert ourselves to enlarge its circula- 

A vote of thanks was tendered to 
Mr. J. McCasky, of Fancy Creek, for 
use of the proceedings of the first Anti- 
masonic convention, held at Philadel- 
phia, Sept. 12th, 1830. 


of pei 

manent officers reported as f. 
For President, Prof. J. W. Wood of 
Ltarabooi Vi.e-;. resident, Wm llnrgr»ve 
Brandon; D.C.Vaughn, OakGeld; R. 
Cooly, Lima Center; Jabez Brown, Iron 
ton; Rev. A. C. Chittenden, Ripon 


. L. .Him 



a Barti 



Z the 

in Op, 

from Rev. J. P. Stoddard on the G, 

eminent of Masonry. 

It was voted that the proceedings of 
this convention be sent to the Ci/nos\ 
f->r publication. A vote of thauks v 
also tendered to the citizens of Ri[ 
for their hospitality and to the Cot 
Church for the use of their house 
worship- Alter which convention 
journed. H. H. Hinman, Saty 

Thi) Albion 

f this i 


e published official report 
the proceedings. 

Albion, Ind. , Oct. 20. 
Pursuant to a call tigned by 150 vo- 
sof N 'hie county, for the purpose of 
_-ctiucr a more p-rfect or^-minuhni of 
e county Antisecret Association, u 
itelligent men and 
United Brethren 


chair and C. G. Fait appointed See 
tary. The President then stated the 
object of the meeting, after whicl 

Dr. S. L. Cook was then elected per- 
manent President, and George Harvey. 
Frank Salsgiver, Charles Harrison. J. 
M. Fry, John Moore, David Freeman, 
Stedman Dray, Joseph Henderson, and 
and Charles Weeks, Vice Presidents; 
C. G. Fait, Secretary; G. W, Black, 
Treasurer, and Wm, Leuly.S. N. Pence, 
A. Humphrey, and Stedman Gray, 

Rev. J. L. Barlow then made a short 
speech, after which the meeting ad- 
journed until l£ o'clock, P. M. 


listened t 

His arg 
1 l,gical. 

ing largely f.umMaioni 
thentici.y of which intelligent Mason 
do not pretend to deny, he showed very 
clearly that Misonry is a "conscience 
crusher." In giving the biography ot 
Masonry, he showed that the claims of 

Rsv. J. L. Btrlow followed with a 
peech lasting about an hour and fif- 
een minutes, giving many thrilling ac- 
ounts of the actual workings of Ma- 
onry, both in church and state 

i ajoun 

The house was called to order by 

t 1 . prayer by Elder R. Faurot. 
Rev. J. L, Barlow addressed the 
use during the evening, giving many- 
practical illustrations of the evils of Ma- 
sonry. One thrilling account of a Ma- 
Mrs. Hannah Thurston (tfierward the 
wife of Cyrus Gregg) found interesting 
confirmation, as the speaker in closing 
assured the audience that a son of said 
Cyrua Gregg was then in the meeting 
,nd bad testified to him as to theinteg- 
ity 'ind truthfulness of his stepmother. 
The house adjourned subject to a 
all from the Executive Committee. 
C. G. Fait. Sec'y. 

i id. i- It.iinl Au-ulu in < 


i the 

: deliv 


held at work, ha' 
lectures at Mount Pleasant chapel in 
Union county, on Somerville circuit. 
Augaize Conference of the United 
Brethren in Christ; and also at West 
Mansfield in the same county, another 
course, and from thence to Darby Chap- 
el, at the other end of the circuit. We 
had peace at each of the first two ap- 



character look place 
Darby Chapel, on Monday evening, 
9 20th. Having announced the 
eningofth'- meeting, 1 said to the 
*n of the apron that 1 should be 
'ased to have th. in lake iron: s'-ats. 

i the 


At this invitation several 
sons came right forward as if 
idate by their boldness; and i 
the lecture began they comi 
ask such questions and make 
aponaes as seemed to please 
ity. I very soon put a stop 
f stating the proper condit 
hich I would answer such qu. 
iMisons were in the habit of 
i their tly evasive manner. Or 

one else; and when we mentioned that 
Freemasonry was probably as old as ita 
lather, and before we had lime to quali- 
fy the sentence, this same devoted Ma- 
son cried out, '-Thank God!" but when 


had - 

...I for his 

tormr?nt before hia 
, a little low bench 

fre 1 1 u -ntly made ef- 
,nd speak, but after 



ed to talk 

After the lect 
to the friends and when risked concern- 
ing the lecture he said that these thingB 
were true; but be said hia father died 
a Freemason and he did not wish to 
bear the fraternity un christianize dj as 
that would leave his father unsaved 
and he could not bear to believe that 
his father would be tent to hell, even 
if he died a Mason. A number of Ma- 
sons reproved him for the unguarded 
admissions he made and ordered him 

mid his 



slips off into the lodge. What a great 
monstrosity 1 Men professing to be 
sanctified aud reject Christ. It must 
be the same kind of sanctificalion that 
Aaron gave the children of Israel when 
he made the golden calf. 

Elder J. R, Baird. 

Incidents rroa 


Indiana Field. 


n, Oot. 24th 18J3. 


onversation with 

gentleman resi 


n York, Ind., lie 

lated to mo ill 

e fol 

omns fact nliite 

nreming with 

• pr 

fessional genlle- 

nn in an adjoic 


own. He was so 

uch surprised 

k him, "But, 

compare M ISO 


illi tire enurch do 

>ul" -'No, Id 


' was the prompt 

• ply, "Ma, 

i th-ii 


At the close of my speech at Albion, 
Ind., Oct, 20., 1873, a gentleman 
came to the aland where I offered.him 
Morgan's Expose telling him that for 
25 cents he could take the first three 
degrees in Masonry. He replied that 
he had already taken soven degrees iu 
the natural way; and that I had been 


telling the truth about them. He then 
picked up Scrapie's little work, contain- 
ing Mrs. Gregg's affidavit of ibat mur- 
der in a Misonic lodge in Penn^ylv rain 
and turning to that thrilling story, he 
placed his finger on the name of Cyrus 
Gregg, and said, "That man was my 
father." He then went on to say that 
bis stepmother was au exemplary 

could not he impeached. He also gave 

ion with hia statement , which I did 
with thrilling effect the following even- 

I spoke in a school bouse seven miles 
from here last nigiit to a fair audience 
who give olose attention for more than 
an hour and a half to myself, Bro. Fait, 
and Dr. Cook. Both these gentlemen 
intend to do something in the lecture 
field. You will hear more from them 
erelong, Noble county, Ind. , will 
soon be up and dressed and will " fight 
to kill." 

Ocr. 24. — Spoke to night in the 
Town Hdll to a small but intelligent 
audience, among which were a number 
of secret society men, who like the rest 
listened with respectful attention while 
I attempted to prove Masonry both a 
religioun and a political institution. 
Before the address s town organization 
was formed at Albion auxiliary to 
the county society on Monday. It 
was finely officered, and will, I predict, 
do yeomvi service in our cause. They 
already talk of holding fortnightly meet- 
ing through the winter. 

I an much pleased with what I have 
seen in this county and also much en- 

to ba on my way to Ohio, from whence 
God willing, your readers shall hear 
from me again. J.L.Bablow. 

Elections in Ohio, 


Oct. 23d, 1873. 
Dear Cynosure: — Asa matter of 
ews, and perhaps an item of interest 
d many of your readers, the following 
i submitted as a brief synopsis of the 
news of our work" in this place. 
Pith our friends everywhere we have 
ist passed through the first political 

ndliberty. Muny of our professed srm- 

first ai 

ay oft 

3 skir 

when the storm of battle crush bad ful- 
ly opened many of our friends had as 
fully deserted. Yet thanks be to God 
who givetb us the victory, nbout 250, 
veteran like, made a fair exhibition. 
The seed is pretty well sown in our 
county, but more organieilion is need- 


ling i 

should be established. By "the bless- 
ward this great woik to greater sue 

your services," said% Rw. M. E. Mai 
ter Mason to me about a year since; t 

answer this divine, and, fur the consol; 
tion ol our fellow ''Sojourners in thi 
wilderness," we will briefly notice a lei 
facts. It is not denied that the pres 
of the land is, and has been silent a 
death on the question. It ban eve 
been the boust of oar enemies tha 
the clergy, statesmen and popula 
opinion have not moved a tongu 

their underground cunning, and make 
it a specialty to ridicule, belittle and 
make contemptible to the world the 

'■It's a few fools here; two or Ibr 

crafty fanatics the"re, a Little crocodi 
society yonder, etc.," then comes t' 
defiant inquiry, 'What can you do 
Thus "the image of the beast" bus been 
busy in displaying its "wisdom, beauty 
and strength" with a view to deceive 
"the outer and profane world." 

After a careful reconnoitcr through 
the ballot-box, we are shocked with a 
full, open aod free acknowledgement o! 
the lie. The potent cry now upon the 
streets (very much unlike the forego- 
ing), from our Republican candidate for 


hold you (two or three 1) Anli-maa< 
are destroying the groat Republii 
party of ours. Your little croooeila 

into power, and truly they that hi 
turned (be world upside down hi 
come hither also !" We would just h 
say (in justice to oureelve*) that in keep 
ing with their Masonic charily I 
have credited us with more than 
dues in grabbing after the spoils. Re- 
publican Masons thought it policy 
vole for Democratic clansmen, and i 
willing lo own it, lay it to the fault of 
Anti-masons (a handful of fanatics). 

Let our friends everywhere thank 
God and lake courage. The time for 
real and effectual action is at band, We 

have got hold on the right string, n 
all faithfully pull together. ' 

d forward rapidly from now to I 
lext busy season and at every etectii 
Wt let tbe question be, We ca 
lect an Anti-mason yet. But put up 
your man and try your strength and 
thus you will gain strength. If yoi 
n't got a ticket go o the principl 
low. "Eternal vigilance is the prici 
of liberty;" God help ua to both sei 
d feel it. 
Yours for moving npon their works 

DbebLick, 0.. Oct, 27, '73. 
Bro. K.— The election in Williams 
unty this fall has caused much ex- 
ponent. About one year ago three 
en in thi B county. Wm. I. Kirk, N. 
Harrison and H. S. Kirk voted for 
dams, the Anti-masoniccandidate for 
President. Tbe craft jeered and the 
county papers ra'ide no mention of the 
of these men. This fall a ticket 
■iroiriHl-r] li.-'^re the e|e, tn>n. 
in'tvem-'tit was vig Tously opposed 
by both parties, the "wire pullers" of 
each party declaring that the move- 
was gotten up by the opposite 
party lo defeat their own. Neverthe- 
Beventy-five men voted the clenr- 
-rafmnuc ik-ki-t, and a great many 
rs voted split tickets. Never be- 
bas there been such a mirkm- up 
:kets in this county. On the State 
ticket the Republican majority was 105. 

lected. Many of tbe anti secrecy men 
yoting their regular party ticket with 
he exception of those who were known 
dherenu of the lodges. At the elec 
ion in my township the only question 
liscuBped was the question of secrecy 
,nd when the sly brotherhood saw the 
ismes of their favorite candidates beinc 
checked off the tickets and the names 
of others substituted by our men they 
to work at tbe same thing in sup- 
port of the men of their choice but 
failed to elect. One young Mason in- 
formed me with great earnestness that 
it year tbe Masons and Odd-fel- 
lows would concentrate forces iu this 
nty and nominate a ticket of their 
own. The prediction called forth great 
aplause from both sides. A direct 
sue is all the people want and this 

i the wall. Our young parly already 
jfds the balance of power in this 
>unty. Toe Beast reels upon bis 

since a Methodist preach- 

uto the Caledonia Lodge, 
ch a great reason for re- 
joicing that tbe Masons called together 
the brethern of several lodges to re- 
that was lost by 
joining the Methodise, huroh but is now 
itored and being taught in the more 
perfect way of salvation by Masonic 

There was a great Masonic y-illjerin^ 
n Caledonia lately, the olj-ct being to 
lay the corner stone of a schoolhouse. 
There was a great, motley company 
quipped after the custom of Freemason- 
ry, so called, which marched in process- 
with spear^and sword, square and 
pass and many other fooleries; but 
st of all leading the school children 

Kcllgfous Mews. 

Rev. Joseph Travis has just organ- 
a |M"!1ihuii: Fne Method] d church 
mmerfiald, 0.. numbering twenty- 
members, and more ready to join. 
This body is mainly composed of sece - 
from the M. E. church on account 
ts connection with the lodge.— The 
tuna Yearly Meeting of Friends num- 
i 15,000, and has received S57 new 
nbeis the past year. — The Christian 
population of Persia numbers about 50,- 
qudlly divide between Nestoriaua 
Armenians. They have aiways 
been oppres-ed by their Mohammedan 
ulers, and a Mohammedan whobecomes 
Christian is still liable todeath. This 
igorout- usage is being softened. Du- 
ing the Shah's visit to England the 

of old and 
Wm Bruce. D. D. 
ated professor of Biblical Lite 


sin of 

from three to seventy five in one year 
iidcred a healthy growth. Our 

friends are becoming more determined; 
enemies preparing lo divide on the 
L'rem question. There can be but 
result. Jesus shall reign. 

A Fuithful Church Blessed. 

Editor vf the Cynosure: — The Lord 
s heard the cry of his people in the 
fcc-lt Valley Baptist church," and is 
blessing them abundantly in the con 
version of souls. Rev. Nathan Callen 
lor, the pastor, has been holding meet- 
ngs A>r a short time ptit. Many have 
irofeseed hope, and eleven have al 
■eady been added to the church by bap- 
:ism. This is the church that some 
four years since voted "No fellowship 
th oath-bound secret societies." 
nee which lime it has been a target 
tor M.ihoiis and ' jacks," and eveni 
luirches have not reserved their 
'See the Scott Valley Church. " 1 
•ou can see the effect of opposing s 
ocieties." Such has been the she 
hell poured in upon them forslai 
up for the who'e truth. And w. 
be effect When their Lord 
were found watching. "Tl 
if the Lord is with them tha 
and he will show them his 
" Psalms xxv: 14. 

■tfiiieul we-igli 

i ilj.-j.ijhli-l 

I ist gives Ins jo.l-ini.-ii i iVL'iuht. -nu,.,!' 

MlliS Tl!" 

I send you to-day 
rand four renewals 
iber with the beginning of 
olume. I am glad that you are going 
j stop the paper when the Bubacriptio 
una out. I think it is the best nay I 
un a paper- 1 still beer, trying for ne 

From an old friend in New York 

My prayer is for your succei 

final triumph over the secret ordi 

act or even to SLbscribe for a papei 
though of late 1 have felt somewha 
couraged. They have been more 
ing to read my Cynosure; and t 

have said if there was an Anti-ma. 


would v 


lite a number of Freemasons about 
There has been quite a flourishing 
Good Templar's Lodge, 
he capacity ol 

S"im' of the 'good work.' 

Gallon, 0. 



i esse iu hand w: 

th— The election in tins city 

/went 10,000 or 12,000 ma- 
jority for the Hesing bummer ticket. 
in the Stale elections in Illinois, Wis- 
consin, Massa. buret's, New York, New 
y, Minnesota, Kansas, Maryland, 

legraph id also breaking the pow- 
istoniB.— Rev. 
leiy inaugur- 

U. P. Toeological Seminary at 
enia, 0. Tbe institution has twenty- 
x students, and more expected. — For- 
■-five students are studying for thi 
iinistry alOberlin. — A Chi 

bed in li 

li nine members. It hi 
five schools and over 100 scholars. 
There are twenty-lite Protestant n.-hool- 
and 1000 pupils in Palestine. — On tht 
Sioux reservation there are nine Pres. 
with 750 members 
and eight native preachers, Tne gre 

part of the Old, and the 6 
Testament, has been trans 
the Dakota language for the 


ag counted. Months ago A. 0. Hes 
rig, the former leader of Chicago Ger- 
uans, siezed upon the enforcement of 
he Sunday liquor law as an issue upon 
rhichhe might bring Chicago under his 
ieel. The Germans were organized in 
very ward, and carefully instructed 
hat a war of races was upon them and 
ihe 'Puritans" must be put down. To 
nucleus is attached the entire li- 
gamblini; and rowdy interests ol 
ly, who are attracted toward the 

The character of many of the noiui- 
of this ''bummer party" should 
banish all thought ot their eli 

influence of 2.500 saloons, 500 1 
stores, brewers and distillers i 
city. Milwaukee and Cincinnat 


f in i.','u )•'>;> uhtiiiipi :_'ive t 
a*.— Ab a result c 
es of Mr. Alger t 


organized and held 

last Sunday in a low 

West Side. They represent themselves 

as a people's church, broad as the lodge 

"broad enough fur Christians, Jews 

Mohammedans and Chinese." 

Country. — The failure ol Hoyt 
Sprague & Co.. in New York last weel 
was a disaster nearly equalling that ol 
Jay Cooke & Co It brought tbe Sprigi 
family with their numerous faotorie 
throe or four banks, and 25.0UO emplo 
ees lo the mercy of creditors. The It 
ib thought will accomodate ai 

force i 

the Senator and son-in-law of i 
Chief Justice Chase is one of the coi 
panv- — The great dry goods lirmofl 

ed and has been allowed an exiensii 
by creditors. — Reports Irom factorii 
much i in* shop", railroadu and corpoi 
lions employing large numbeia of nor 

ing force, time, or pay, This is pi 
fcularly the case at the East. — E. 

years in the penitfiutinry. The New 

York press is surprised and justly in- 
dignant at the verdict. If Stokes is 

through to Chicago on Monday. - 
stated meeting of the Plymouth C 
Brooklyn, the report of an investigating 
adopted striking th. 

'eek. Charnbord's prospect of a throne 
i hardly conceded, and the Bourbon 
iction now want MacMahon confirmed 
s pr- sijeni for a term of years or foi 
fe.— The troubles in the Canadian 
overnment have reached a crisis. Si 
John Mc Donald, governor general, be- 
' nplicated last year in the Canadi 

na Pacific railroad, 

himself, prorogued the Parlia 


i aud ha 


B Democratic 

V.rgibia and 
. in hvoi 
Anti monopoly 

SuIjm ii |.l ion Letters Iteieheil from 
Oct. 8th to 85th, 

Scott Aldrich. WmA Anderson, A R 
Brooks, J Black. J I Baber, Jas Brown, 
s, J L Benton. C Beard-ley, P 

A Biown. E Boyle, B Dooliitle S T 
Barrett, Natl Crane, E S Cook, J T 
ch, Gen'l Cutter, Geo W Clark, P 
rater, L Cbitt.nden, W M Cama- 
P Crandell, Geo Deitrich. W D 
D-Vol, H A DllHflg, Jas M Denny, G 
G Edgerton, Geo Ely, J J Emmes, J N 
Edwards. Israel Everett, John Edgar, 
ley G Elliott. T B France, J M Fry, 
(2) Geo Freed. N D Fisher, W m Fer 
ner, E C Guild, S D Green. TS Grove, 
S E Hoffman, J W Hobson, Hanson. 
D U Harrington, Hev II Hintzf. S Har- 
■, I A Hart. A C Hale, E Howard. 
D J Harris, John Harley, C F Hanby, 


E Junks, Rachel Kirby, 
David Kelly, J W Liyesay, II Lewis, D 
Light, J P Logan, R H Morey, R H 
McCoy, G H Mahbott. Jos Miller, Wm 
Mosher, J C McCoy, E Manville, E B 
Mintze. S McGinnesH, M N Miles, HN 
Miller, J N Manley, Geo L Mason, W 
Matthews, Alex Needles, Geo North- 
rup, Nath'l Norton. J B Nessell, W B 
Ooleaby. S Y Orr, B T Pettengill. J b 
Prince, E Palmer, II Preston, T Per- 
kins, M Plummer. R H Purvis, Geo 
Pegler, E E Parker S J Pulver, J W 
Rner. J Kemington. S P Reed, Mrs E 
A Rowley. Isaiah Rider, Dan'l Rowley, 
D Shepnerd, y .S Gales. C Slegner. 
Rob't Shaw, John Swallow, J M South, 
F Semole, P C Stone, Robl Sto. kwell, 
Siraiton, T R Shiner, E A Stev- 
11 Sclomterg, L G Seitert, E 
i, C E Sackeit, F E Stearns, W A 
iv, Geo SwsnsJn, J P Stoddard, 
h- S'Toggins. T T Titus, H D 
lam. Wm Thornton, Mrs Vorce, 
Jos Work. E C Walker. J Winans, 
John Wright, J8 Williams. ER White, 
H M Wilcox. ( "2)Cnas Widler, H 
Williams. Wm Whitaker, S F Walker, 
ley, W G WaddleH, D Witmur, 
, J T Yarrington, D Yant. 

Clubbing List. 

Extracts From Masonic Oaths and Penalties, s 
Sworn to by tbe Grand Lodge of Rhode Island. 

Hon. John Ouincy Adams' Letter, 

Hiving Hi a and Him Father'* Opinion of Freemasonry 

Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

Giving His Opinion of Freemasonry (1832). 

Loti-Masonic Herald 
Vcstcrn Rural. 

Science of IKal'li 
National i-ric.ilt 

Bec-Kecpcr's Mug: 
Bible Banner 

uowith cilhcrot last tlireo 40( 
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k Tract Fund for the Fns Distribution ot Tracts. 

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Satan's Cable Tow. 
'Freemasonry is 0nlvl52 Years Old," 

"Mtirder and Treason not Escsoptd." 

Freemasonry In tne Church. 

Character ami SiimImI. of 1'rft'rua.onry 

Address of Niagara. Coait; kociatioi, Saw York. 

Morgan Murder, and l 

Judge Whitney and Masonry. 


Chancelor of the University of N. 
Y.. on Secret Societies. 



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Who Murdered Capt. Wm. Morgan? 

Abduction and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

This in a Book of Thrilling Interest, and 

nhowB dourly that 


t7~See Sample Paces below. 

Stafford, a villa i 

, l.iit. .still l.'t'i no d<»nbt "ii tin- 

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ued by n 

li/ngtli iivoived that 

t Le Roy. It should here be stated thai 
the successive arrests of Morgan and Mi 
" leu app« 

ily iiis:i|i|i'-;iri'd frmti tluit pi: 

word, and walked ^ 

Stafford, this 
■oom, holding in his lmi>d a 
larye and quick steps airo« 

uiun strati; witb linn. Iiai'iii^ l> inn-d in some way which lie can- 
not recollect, thal.bilins was Ins |nusccutor. Johns Imwever 
answered in a voice that faltered a little, "Miller. I 
doing what I have been ordered to do." During Ins detail 
tion in the room, one of the guards told him in Inujrmigi' 
loud enough lo I"' ln-iird by all in the room, ibat he was not 
to be tried at Le Roy, nor to stop there, nor lo be 
tried by an ordinary tribunal, but was going where Mor- 
gan was. Miller u-sked "What tribunal f" lie replied," Vou will 
see." The others made no remarks in denial oref|iUnatioii, 
bat he heard one man say I" another, ''Miller is rnnhing hul 
an entered ajijirentiw." To detail all the evasive falsehoods 
and idle assertions, by which French and his eoniljulors en- 
deavored to excuse themselves irom proceeding »ith Miller lo 
the justice's office at Le Roy. wouldoo u useless waste of our 
own Lime and the ji.itience of the reader. 

Il was manifest that the conspirators wished lo consume 

Mill'-i in .is in I'ncta jiroce: 

his resolution seemed 

k the whole crowd proceeded, 

jise and tumult, to Le Roy, 4 
i tbe part of French to preven 
H himself placed before the y 
arrant. French then gave din 
its, and disappeared. Miller : 

magistrate licit a warrant had ('■■ri is-ned against Mdler. 
and out- John Davids, on the oath and at the request of Dia- 
led Johns; John Davids had 1 n also arrest' d hv the ili rei - 

tions of French, but the sheriff of the comity informed 
them that lie was in bis custody on the jail limits, upon 
which he was discharged from the arrest. Miller having 
thus uhtaineil permission to return, was making the best of 
his way to a public house, when French and Julius suddenly 
former endeavored lo seize Mil' " 
dly for help lo retake the |i 

an. But altlioii-h ait'iopi.s were made ti 
ion of Miller, lie succeeded in reaching a public lion" 

id relieved his family from terror and alarm. That this 
)f men took place for the purpose of se- 
mti^ the arrest of Miller, by virtue of a process never in- 

lided to be acted Upon, we shall take no trouble U> sllOW to 

ie public. We have conclusive jirooi from the express dec- 

who led the troop, and from 

, tha 

of the objects they I, ad i 

down the office ©f Millm. if that should ha Deursaary for 

3 pull 


Benrlu? the Cross. 

The In 1 ivirr rros*. the iicirer lii-nvrn 

No cross without, no God within. 
Death, judgment, from Ibe aearl are 


r Christ 

This is tho touchstone God applies; 

Unwct by showers from weoplni; eye-l 
The gold by fire is purified; 
Tin- Christian is by trouble tried. 

The heavier cross, stronger faith; 

The loaded palm strikes deeper root; 
The vine juice sweetly lasueth 

When moD have pressed the clustered 

The heavier cross, the heartier prayer, 
The bruised herbs most frafiraiit arc. 

If wind and sky were always fair, 
The sailor would not watch the star; 

And David's psalm? had ne'er been nung, 

If grief his heart had never wrung. 

The heavier cross, the more aspiring; 

From vales we climb to mouutaincrest; 
The pilgrim of the desert tiring, 

Longs for the Canaan of his rest. 
Tho dove has here no rest in sight. 
And to the ark she wings her flight. 

Death is a friendlier face to see; 
To life's decay one bids defying— 

From life's distress one then ia free. 
The cross sublimely lifts our faith 
To him who triumphed over death. 

Thou Crucified I The cross I carry— 
The longer may it dearer be; 

And. lest I faint while here I tarry, 
Implant thou such a heart in me. 

That faith, hope, love may flourish there, 

Till for my crosi the crown I wear. 

Honesty in Buying and Selling 

To God, his neighbor, and himself, i 
Whom neither force norfawning can 

re living beyond your means, bor- 
2 moti-y wherever you can, with 
)0d prospect of repaying it, in 
words, preparing for an u-w^u- 
by which you will pay ten, 
twenty, or fifty cents on a dollar to 
our creditors. 

You are not honest if you have plao 
i your property out of jour hands to 
fold payios your debts, and arc living 
i luxury while many a poor man and 
■oman, whom you owe, is toiling bard 
> procure the bare necepsaies of life. 
You are not, if you are habitually 
practising frauds in your daily business, 
either by asking exorbitant prices, by 
giving a poorer article than you have 
■lit i act for, or represent it to be, or 
any low, mean arts, deceiving those 
ith whom you deal. 
You are not an honest man if you 
nnot fearlessly look every man in the 
:e and say, '"I am not wronging you 
by word or deed; I am in no way tak- 
ing advantage of your weekness, ignor- 

from giving all 

Honest! Yes, every inch of him hi 
est as the day b long. Honest wt 
in, honest without. He ia the very 
picture of honesty . Hia whole cc 
indicates honesty, every thought, look, 
act, moving muscle. His honesty 
shines, beams forth, looms up. N- 
one ever suspects him of dishonesty, o 
his defrauding in weights or measures 
He gives his customers good articles 

ed diwn, running over. This mai 

is known abroad for his honesty. His 
customers are constantly increasing 
from the fact he is honest, and dealt 
honestly. The truth is, it is mon 
safe and pleasant for every one to dea 
with an honest man, than to dea 
with a rogue. 

This honest man of whom we are nov 
speaking, needs no public advertising 
in the dailies or weeklies. 

The expense of advertising is saved 
his honesty is the be6t advertisement 
read and known of all men. Honesty 
or being honest — strictly upright in al 
business tranaactions — is the best and 
cheapest way of advertising. He 
is always the best policy, and a truly 
honest man in the sight of God, ont 
that provides things honest in the sighl 
of all men, is the noblest work of God 

Reader, beloved, do you wish t< 
prosper in things temporal and eternal 
be happy here, happy for evert to havf 
a conscience void of offence! to lit 
down and sleep sweetly and refreshing 
lyt — be honest, live honestly, dea 
honestly, provide things honest it 
the sight of all men. Tell the truth 
the whole truth, and nothing but th« 
truth. "Buy the truth and sell itnot 
also wisdom, instruction, and under 

"Just balances, just weights, a just 
epbah. and a just bin shall ye have, 
I am the Lord your God." Lev. xix. 

'•To do justice and judgment is mon: 
acceptable to theLord than sacrifice.' 

In penning tho foregoing, our eyt 
was definitely on the beloved Samuel 
Wilde, now in alory. Ho died, aa ht 
lived, in peace. "Precious in the 
Bight of the Lord is the death of hit 
saints." "The righteous are had in 
everlasting rememberanee." 

Friends, is it your desire to die a* 
this good man died! Then live at 
he lived. Be honeet in your business 
transactions; deal justly with all men 
pay all dues, even the smallest. Make 
conscience of Btrict punctuality in little 
things. Promise not a farthing without 
liquidation at the very time. Pay ofl 
your little bills, little ones and great 
ones. "Owe no man anything but 

Are you an honest man J Not if 

et. God lives, and souls perish! 
If you will be hia servant, and endure 

OSS, and obey his commandments, 
and do his work, he will lead you 
through trials, toils, hunger, cold and 
nakedness, it may be, but he will 

i your labors with a blessing; and 
preserve you blameless till be shall ap- 

Putaway whining, grumbling, envy- 
ing others or complaining at your lot. 
Turn to God. Your congregations are 
:is large as you will want to answer for 
in the day of judgment. Your one 
talent is quite enough for you till you 
diy up the old mouldy napkin nnd get 
it out and use it; and as for salary, 
reputation, and bodily comforts, you art 
ten times as well of! as your Masiei 
was — so now, what more do you want 1 
What more can you ask fort— The 

■ncealments, make : 

stick, "fake weights and measures. 
'A false balance is an abomination t 
theLord; but a just weight is his dt 

,'Thou shalt not defraud thy 


"A rightei 
ut a wicked m 
th to shame." Prov. xiii. 15. 

Resolve from this hour forward tob 
n honest man. Remember thai God' 
ye is upon you in the shop, 

. the 

v,,i. .1 - 

• holds you accountable for every dee< 
me in these places of business 
whether it be good or whether it b 

> the work of t 

•Lord."— Ne 

When, under Nehemiah, the Jews 
undertook to rebuild their city wall, 
there was hard work for each, anr 
enough of it for all. We take it. that 
even the nobles had no apology for 
withholding their necks. It wai 
work for their own Lord, and, lh 
fore, no notions of personal dignity 
were in place as an excuse. If they 
were nobles, all the more should they 
lead on in this noble work. We 
sorry they should have borne t 
testimony agitirist the genuineness 
their own nobility. 

Now everybody knows that o' 
work is hard on the weary frame, 
you have the more to d", because no 
body else, equally bound, does less, it 
may not only tire your muscles — it mi 
do what is yet worse — chafe vour apir 
Hence, in such a case, you will net 
great watchfulness, lest you fret P. 
liap» you will need to consider, that y 
have only your responsibilities to be 
primarily — your first and main duty 
being to please your Master, and si 
right with him. If your brethren 

' this 

nig. Take c 

Ksjier-ially, do m 
may be some whom you think for indolence, an- doing more tl 
yourself. It is needless to mince 
matter. You complain that others do 
not feel under your exhortations or 
your preaching; the trouble is, you do 
not feel yourself. You talk of the 
hardness of sinners' heart6 — your own 
heartis hard. You complain of careless- 

carelesa and worldly yourself. Christ 
is just as near to day as be was twenty 
or thirty years ago. And if be is not 
as near, and as dear, and as precious 

life, you are aimply backslidden from 

Ah, my brother, this will never do! 
Get near the Lord, bury your old expe- 
rience — it is dead, and mouldy, and 
rank. Go to God's word for fresh 
bread. Burn up your old sermons. 
Hide yourself in your closet and draw 
near to God. Gat your own heart 
l.r-'kfn urn! tln-n other li curls will break. 


make-believe sympathy ; your heavenly 
tones, apd all your tricks to raise a 
smile or draw a tear, and come down to 
the solid hard-pan of solemn fact. Do 
ml pretend to be what you know you 
ought to be, but be. content to own up 
just what you are. TflH the people that 
you are dead and buried, worldly and 
stupid, lukewarm, dumb and hlind. Tell 

all. that you don't feel half no ashamed 
or bo bad about it as you ought to. Get 
dovrn to the bottom oi the lull where 
you belong, and ihen God can use you 
and exalt you. 

A Sufi Answer Turneth Away Wrath. 

One of the Berne colporteurs enler 
ed a three storied bouse, in which, ac 
cording to the custom of the country 
three different families lived. He be 
gan with the highest story and sol 
copies of the Scriptures in this and ii 
the next. On inquiring about th 
family on the ground floor, he wa 
warned not to enter; but he did enter 
He found both the man nnd his wife 
at home. He offered hia Bibles 
offer was replied to with abuse; 
positive order to leave the hous 
stant.aneousty; he, however, stayed, 
urging them to buy and read God 1 
holy Word. The man then rose in 
violent rage and struck him a sevei 
blow on the cheek. Up to this rat 
meot the colperteur had stood quietly 
with his knapsack on his back. He 
now deliberately unstrapped it, laid 
on the table, and turned up the sleeve 
of his right arm, all the while at< 
looking Ins opponent in the face. The 
colporteur was a very strong man. Ad 
dn-i?;iiig Ids opponent he said: 

'•Look at my hand, its furrows shoi 
that I have worked; feel my musclei 
they show that I am fit forwrrk. Loo 
me straight in the face; do I, quail be 
fore you) Judge then for yourself i 
it is fear that moves me to do what I 
am about to do. In this book my 
MaBter says, 'When they smite yot 
on one cheek, turn to them the othe 

cheek, here is the otherl Smite! I 
will not return the blow." 

The man was thunder-struck. H 
did not smite; but lie bought the booh 
which, under the influence of God' 
Spirit, works marvels iu the hums 

What One Day's Abstinence Would Ho. 

the ef- 
fects of the drinking habitsof this coun- 
try which, while it ought to arouse oui 
sympathy, is really one of those facts 
which assist to paralyze the efforts ot 
many people working for the promotion 
of good, and that is. that there 
-f unity in the sufferings and ou 
caused by drunkenness. In that 
ble outrage atClerkenwell, winch called 
forth so much sympathy and indigi 
tion, there was one feature which very 
much added to its atrocity, tha' 
■ nil" ring fell w much ii|mn wum- 
children. That is a great featui 
the results of drinking in this country 
— that the blow falls heaviest 
women aud children and those who 
are innocent. Therefore while wt 
feel indication and svmyathv for thosi 
special not let us neglect thi 
daily and hourly sorrow arouud us 
Hard times no doubt we shall have 
and yet in the demands made for funds 
to assist the distressed there often oc- 
curs to me a ready way of meeting it. 
If the people of this country would 
stop their drinking, and pay the price 
of it into the treasury of th 
lent associations, there would be *200,- 
000 as the result of one day's absti 
nencel H seems strange to speak of 
the amount of suffering and the difficul- 
ty of r-lieving it when the people of 
this country spend upon this one article 

ago I was at a meeting callsd to 
Hindu to relieve tin- distress, and 
especially to provide means of education 
for the freedmen of America. There 
was a very generally expressed feeling 
that as we have so much suffering 
London we could not be expected 
send anything across the water, 
made the remark that our a«socbili 
ifter three years, had succeeded in i 
lecling ilOO.000 to send to the relief 
of those four millions of freedmen in 
I believe they have an ex- 
upon Christian England; and 
yet I say in one day it spends ('200, 000 
ing liquors! If we could 
this drink fur one day we 
l\ 00,000 for the distressed 
freedmen, and another /100.000 to re- 
lieve the distressed at home, and no 

•e should have!— Extract from a 
speech by Mr. John Taylor, of Token- 
Yard y at Exeter BalL 

Sabbath Evening. 

nates the boys that pass before him 

pretty nearly their own worth. Ev 

y man with sons of his own takes an 

Lerest in other men's Bons. There is 

nothing like obliging ways to make 

friends of people. and to lead them to 

speak well of you. That will be a step- 


•suits I 

rable and far-reaching. The neces- 
sary brevity of such au article as this 
will not allow anything like n full dis- 

tions are clearly and firmly in the direc- 
tion juBt indicated. The family, it 

tution. It is one of Gjd's established 

media through which sacred tuition is 
to be imparted, endorsed by example, 
and sanctified by sacred prayer, and 
thus the church perpetuated. For this 
organization, in Us bearing upon re- 
ligious culture, there can be no substi- 
tute. A sensational crowd may look 
upon it as an old and effete system, 
which the superior wisdom of the age 
by its wise inventions has superseded. 
But it is not so, and Booneror later, we 
predict with trembling, it will be seen 
that those only are wise who adhere to 
God's plan for accomplishing his gra- 
cious purposes. The parent and the 

todiaus of children. Any arrangement 
of church services which hinders either 
uf these pirties from doing their duty, 

ent, and however full of promise it may 
appear, must prove a disastrous failure. 
If we want a generation that will go to 
church from a sense of duty, and not 
merely to see and be seen, to while 
away a tedious hour, or to gratify a 
morbid taste, let the Sabbath be so di- 
vided that the parent and the pastor 
shall both have an opportunity of teach 
ing the young that religion is not a 
thing of vague speculation and idle 
entertainment, but an interest ''high as 
the heaven, deeper than hell, longer 
than the earth, and broader than the 
sea,"— Presbyterian Weekly. 

Childrens' Corner. 

W 'lint The Hen Say Of You. 

''Charley Leslie." called out a farm- 
er to a boy who was passing, "we are 
short of hands to-day. Couldn't you 
give us a turn at these pears? They 
must be off to market by to-morrow 
morning. If you will help me this after- 
noon, I'll pay you well." 

"Not I," said Charley, "I am off on 
a fishing excursion. Can't leave my 
business to attend to other people's;" 
and, with a laugh, he walked on. 

"That's just what hoys ars good for. 
uow-a-days," growled the farmer- 
"These pears might rot on the trees 
for all the help I could get from them. 

boys both, were obliging to each other, 
and would turn in and help in a pinch. 
and take no pay but 'Thank ye.' Lads 
now-a days are above work, if they 
haven't a whole jacket to their backs." 
"Could 1 help you, Mr. Watson!' 
said a pleasant voice just then, as Fred 
Tracy appeared around the clump of 
lilac bushes which bad hid him from view 
He had heard the conversation wit! 
Charley, and a u he was an obliging buy 


waste for want of hands to gather it. 
"I have nothing in particular to do 
this afternoon, and would as leave work 

"Might know ii was you, Fred," said 
the farmer, well pleased. "I don'tbe- 
lieve there's another buy about would 
offer his services." 

The matter was soon arranged, and 
Fred pulled off his jacket and went to 
work with a will, picking and assorting 
the fruit very carefully, to the great 
admiration of Watson. 

' 'If that boy had to work for a living, 
I would engage him quick enough," he 
thought. ' 'But he'll make his way in 
any business. One so obliging wilj 
make a host of friends, who will alwaya 
be willing to lend a helping hand.' 

Fred would titke no pay Irom the far- 
hard to pay off a mortgage. But he did 
accept a basket of peara (or h ; B mothi 

) very ( 

the farmer initiated so warmly on his 
taking them. 

Ever after that Fred was sure of a 
good friend in farmer Watson, and one 
who was always ready to speak a good 
word for him whenever hie name was 
mentioned. Oh I if boys knew what 
golden capital this "good name" was. 
they would work hard to get it. Well 
did the wisest man say, it "Is rather to 
be chosen than great riches." It has 
helped many a man to acquire great 
riches. It is of great importance to a 
boy what the men of his place say of 
him. Never fancy they don't know you, 
that they have no interest in what you 


Freemasonry Forty Years ftp 

From n Sperch of Mr. Ward In the 



portant to be known, that the spirit of 
Anti-masonry existed many years ago 
in this country; and yet most of us were 

the Anti-masonry exhibited at this day ? 
Does the same fate await our efforts, 
which haa befallen the efforts of our 

predecessors! This is an important 
question involving the interests of tho 

Among those who distinguished 
themselves of old in opposing Free- 
masonry, were Masons of high stand- 
ing. The first and principal among 
them was Prof. Robinson, one who in 
early life distinguished himself in the 
British navy. He accompanied Gener- 
al Wolfe to this country, was at the 
conquest of Quebec, dwelt in Russia, in 
the service of the Russian government, 
was recalled after three years from Rus- 
sia to be made professor in the Univer- 
sity at Edinburgh. He was one of the 
first lights of Anti-masonry, his charac- 
ter and integrity were of the highest 
order. He was afterward elected a 
member of the American philosophical 
society, of which Mr. Jefferson was 
president. He was also elected a mem- 
ber of the Imperial Society at Peters- 
burgh, of which there can be but six 
foreign members on earth. 

Such a man as this, in love, candor 
and truth came forward and testifiei 
boldly and frankly, giving his declara 
lion under his own name, showing thi 
dangers of Freemasonry, especially thi 
highest degree. He was accompanied 
by Barreul. While one, a Frenchr 
was writing in one part of the world, 
other a Scotchman, closeted \u L 

e othei 

writing upon the same subject. They 

sorting to the same documents. These 
men in all the efforts made at that time, 
were put in the front of the battle. 
They were distinguished men, especial- 

ly Dr. 



acter and previous fame brought around 
them men of standing and of character; 

many of their inferiors immortalized, 
the names of these distinguished indi- 
viduals have been entirely overwhelm- 
ed, and their reputation grossly injured. 
1 can speak for one and a great many : 
the names of Barreul and Robinson 
were only known to me, until three 
years past, as names of reproach. 
Had I bean thrown in their way, I 
should have shuddered at their approach, 
so effectually had the many -mouthed 


tis now; it came forth with mildness, 
with patriotism, and with document* tt 
iU8l«in it; but Freemasonry was toi 
ilrong for it. 

Now let us look around and see wha 
s better in the prospect 




lar fat 

fpnn the fraternity, and to ft (ford 
the power of escaping the fate of 
great men. One of the first it 
and one of the great things 

which we are able to produce by In- 
action of our political institutions. Nov 
we can array men, by the simple organi 
zation which thecourse of politics take; 
in this country, in a manner which n< 
human, no other moral effort, is cap 
able of. It is in this course, that Anti 

reasonable hope to escape the fate o 
their predecessors, and in this courai 
alone. I know of no other by whicl 
they can expect to conquer the spirit 
of Freemasonry. 

The spirit of Anti-masonry hi 

eof I 


It will be found so in the writings of 
Robinson and Barreul, The work B o' 
these men, instead of being of an evil- 
minded, caluminatins. prevaricating 
character, will be found among the 
most correct, explicit and documentary 
productions ever written. It is especi- 
ally so with that of Barreul. Their ef- 
forts were not directed against Free- 
masons, but against 


tof . 

masons — it cares for things. It tak 
care for the system of Freemasonry, 
put it away, and to defend the eommu 
ity against this dangerous and aeci 


the bailie thirty or forty years ago, is 
idepled against Anli-ra-isonsof the pre- 
sent day. We are charged with being 
n pursuit of men; with.proscribing men; 
ind aiming our shafts at men. But far 
->e it from us; this is not our spirit; it 
s not the spirit of Anti-masonry, f 
;an speak with confidence; for if the 
Baying be true, " Once a Mason, tdwmjs 
Mason" aud I may be allowed to 
speak freely, both for the spirit of Frte- 
id of ^ili-masons. I think 1 
may be said in this way to understand 

It has been charged upon men, stand 
ng as I do, that they have abandoned 
.he institution without consulting with 
their brethren. If we have gone heed- 
lessly against our brethren, we are to 


Christian Cynosure 

Address, EZRA A. COOK k CO., 



ied thei 

the Anti-masons have gone en 
against their brethren in the inei 
Those who have seceded hav 
their first efforts with theMasoi 
selves. We knew not how to gi 
up, we will never give them 
have looked to them and will 
them, ns good men and bretbre 


General Anni »unl Lecturer, J. P. StOD 

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The Christian Cynosure. 

Bl< Iliollllll II . '■''!.,- I.. 

m-.. it hi m)iu:i u>. 

Tin- lilx-rly of tlif individual wDlion 

into the ''Kappa, Alpha" Society of 
Cornell University. The following 
verdict was rendered by the Coroner'! 

in Ins death on the night of Oct. 
1873, betwteu the hours of 9 and 
o'clock, by accidentally falling from i 

fieB: 1 was in the field be- 
'enceand the tree; then I saw 
Waaon slip and disappear, Leggelt dis- 
appearing an Instant afterward; there 
hardly four feel between ihem 
when they Ceil; I was entirely ignorant 
a precipice 


sideofSix Mile Creek, 


who attended the injured 
fesaor in the University, who is a mem- 
ber of the Society, and seven students, 
alao members ol the Society. 

The evidence shows that Leggett 
and another student were to join the 
"Kappa Alpha" Society ou the night of 
the accident. Before the formal initia- 
tion the candidate was, according to 
custom, to be led blindfolded to some 
lonely spot, in this instance nearly a 
mile Irom the village, in the dry bed 
of Six Mile Creek, which could here be 
reached by a Fecure path. The blind 
was to be then and there removed, and 
the candidate to renew his pledge of 
desire to j.jin the Society ; he was then 
again to be blindfolded and led bark to 

monies, described as very impressive 
and enjoyable, would take place. All 
agree that none of the preliminaries 

mended or offered; and that Leggett 
made no opposition, 

A party of ''Kippa Alpha" studentt 

i follow 

,outh bond 

yards beyond the last bouse in the vil 
lage, and nearly opposite a pine tre 
which elands upon the very brink o 

hangs and is about .15 feel from th 
turfy bedof the creek. The road fenc 
is aboul 50 feet from the edge of tb 
cliff, and the intervening ground be 

or live, but is pretty i 

shrubbery. The tree 
girth, has no low brai 
several Ian."- roots ml 
of them forming the r 
the fall ocoured; then 

and clei 

i that a 


bat t 

the locality, ihe tops of trees in tba 
creek bed might appear as such. While 
awaiting the arrival of others. North- 
rup buckled a black cloth over LtggeU's 
eyes; Leggett was then helped over 
the fence (about four feet high), end 
left in charge of Waaon end Lee, ncitli- 

rof n 


The ground over which Leggett wai 
to walk had previously been examinee 
by Flint; hut no one else knew the na 
ture of the bank, excepting perhapi 

Northup, a Senior and a resident o 
Ithaca, who, however, did not appear 
to be familiar with it. 

It is important to note that all of th. 
ravines in Ithaca have, as a rule, steep 
banks, varying from 10 to 100 ft 
high; and that to great care baa be 
exercised in approaching Ihem that, 
although tbe University lies betweei 
two of them, but n single accident has 

and we walked do 1 
had some converaa 
boys; Leggett was 

l toa 

vith < 


3 Of I 

t leaning againi 
tree at that time; don't think 1 ha 
i of him before; I then stood hit 
nsl th" tree, or rather he leaned 
uistit; 1 bad charge of him be 
as better acquainted with him 
other born, lie was leaning a L 'ao'Ki 

that c 

,bout three or foi 
body inclining to one 
" et were slipping 

cbing distance; in 
side as though 

ground, not down tbe precipice; I raov- 
forward to steady him, and in so 
ng stepped on what 1 thought was 

^; i i caused me to slip, and I fell 
rthe brink; did not succeed in doing 

let the 

He. Whei 

tain interested persons, all of th. 

members of this or of other secret 
atiea, objected to an inquest, urged 
at it inquire merely as to the din 
use of death, and adviaed the avo 
ice of all questiona tending to show 
e nature of the performances, actual 
intended. And anally, as the eri 

old not have been more reluctant t< 

ve information if they had been unde 
charge of murder: especially was tbii 
liceable in regard to the blindfolding 
of Leggett. 

iultof this unfortunate policy 
the jury became auspicious ( that is 
thereof who were no 


the press echoed tb> 

porta concerning the '*killing"of Leg- 

i spite of this, the re ei 

ie brat witness, fire day 

petition of questions 

li v surprioetl 
imagined th. _ 

them disappear, 
have slipped 
ick me; my natural impulse 
lp them, and acting upon it, 
irnn-d diagonally off the cliff. 

e light n 


stingiml'ublf wordu being. ''Ob, don't" 
id "Take it off," of which variouB in- 
rpretations, or perhaps none at all, 
ay be given. 

The verdict appears to be satisfactory 

■ the family of the deceased and to 

tbe members of his Irat-rruty \lV-rhaps 

ought to be to all others. I have 

Jtnee. logitlier with ihe method of 
elucidation. 1 know nothing ol letial 
rnmiri.iln.ns, but tbe verdicl of a 
aner'a jury is presumably intelligible 
i.he common mind. Leg^eH v u |uu- 
ly put himself in charge of these 
young men. From the moment of his 
olding he was as helpless and ir- 

nore ao than is a passenger who 

dlltj of tllL 

[■rote.-! liiu 
The only ci 


a upon its very brink, even 
il risk of their own safety, 
e juslifible as if they had 

)ly doubtful in their nature. With 
; candor and impartiality at my 
and, I have supposed my dog in 

light hereafter meet hia death under 

he verdict ae insufficient 1 hold that 
lame altaohes to all in greater or less 
egree, and that this blame should be 
idicated in the verdict, not in anyway 
a punishment to the present parties to 

ing to others hereafter eo engaged. 


.ngerous ceremoniei 
d aa this is proved, 

individual only. But there is anotl 
feature of tbe case whieh is in i part ; 
parent in the evidence, but moat ol 
ous to a spectator of tbe inquest; a 
this is perfectly characteristic of sec 
society proceedings. The witnee 

i shed t 

all the 

..'!i...l - 

argument that, "if you are not a n 
her, you know nothing about th. 
Must we assiat at an order 
to qualify for expressing an oj 
upon the horrora of the Inquisitic 

An institution is lo he judged in part 
from ita theory, and in part from it 
practice; and, while the latter ia th 
is the easier way, it is not always th' 
most trustworthy; for the nature o 
practice depends largely upon epecia 
conditions of individuals; and a fins 

ances, and they were the . 

:s ofinformation. The fast-spr 
imors arising from the haste 
y of the arrangements for aent 
e body, would naturally, a. 

th be known aa soon aa p< 


, the lal 


i little 


who, being only Freab 
itly : nfected by the cacoethes 
cetandi, told in ten minutes, at 
for their weakness could have t 
ive, what Sophomores, and Ji 
nd Seniors, not to mention i 
iad been striving to conceal for nearly 
week. And to this delay, and m 
the inquest itself or I 


mi sap pre h.-m 

loquy which has fallen upon all ou 
es, and indirectly upon the insti 
to which they belong. 
a citizen of Ithaca and a membe 

of Cornell University, I claim the righ 

ep sympathy for Lee 
e and straightforwardc 

i the 

Leaving, now, this particular occur- 
ence, I beg leavejto offer some general 
onaiderations upon secret societies, 
he presentation of which has been 
lelayed for an occasion when the sub- 
ecl ia already under discussion. And 
can think of no better medium than 
he ever impartial Tribune, which is 
Iwaya open to both aides. Before do- 
ng eo, I ought to say I am not con- 
cious of pergonal hostility to secret 
raternitiee. During my student con- 
lection with the__saientific and medical 
choola of Harvard University I lived 
,t home, and knew nothing of them 
icept through h fellow-student, whose 
ntimate friend was a member of one. 
The impression received was nol fevor- 
,ble. but when, six years later, I be- 
ame connected with the Cornell Uni- 
eraity, I think that no strong preju- 

nembura of secret societies, while never 
very intimate, baa not been injuriously the mere fact of their mem- 
bership, nor have I ever knowingly 


their hands. I c 

e of a fair and impartial 

schools; at any rate, I never joined one, 
nd have, therefore, uo direct informs- 
ion respecting their purposes or their 
perationa. Nevertheless, I decline to 


lions, secret organize 
ed for self-protection 
that all such hidden 
persist after the ooct 
them into being is p 

nents of hai 
and to their i 


The married 
iegree which 

of the parent, lends 


. pen 


Yet this is what may be, and to. 
exacted from every membe 
secret organization, whether m o. 
of college, as the terribly dear price 
1, political, or theological 

of the 

fera. I purposely enuu 
three, for there are cliques in society, 
cabals in politics, and sects in religion, 
and it would be very easy to ahow that 
in these departments do aecret organi 
gallons find moat congenial soil. Science, 
thank He t ven, is generally incompati- 
ble with petty concealment; Ood'a truth 
is free lo all, and the naturalist, at 

ning grips 
d pass- words, and the non< significance 
Greek initials. 

The most powerful and the mos 
BchifvniiB of all secret org.viizuions 
the ablest and most unicrupuloue op 
of religious freedom and of sci 
irogreas, is that of the "Jesuits ;' 

i.i^h-r Animals respect ;u 

is, and whioh only th. 
ed o! human^> see! 

i the nature of blood-re 

for the family ia in certain 

like the married pair. So, toe 
isolations of church, of politic! 
tual aims and tastes of all kindi 
t varying degrees natural an 
ess; but only in so far aa they d 
inflict with the fellowship of ma 
h the recognition of the bight 

w. "Abo* 

Not that at 

upon the s 

forbids, and r 

;..i.Kli'-a \ 
worth in all a 


en form lull 

and the terms of 
»nl, •nnouM.d. 

justified in forming an 

n for a few month 

Jly binds him to b 
them only and forever, 

r slightly, to uphold . 
sofrightand wrc 

supposed social 
■alher than upon 

Icirel No assertion ie here made, but 

the question is a fair one. And does 

aalize that in a few year* he will 

man, a member of society, and a 

en of the state, placed, perhaps, 

posit on requiring tibiolute freedom 

of thought and act! that be may be a 

husband and father, the center of a 

rclr and the repository of all 

ta which his family relation 

involves ? Can he fairly and honorably 

p up an intimate relation with a 

arge body of individuals whoie'corpor- 

,te proceedings are kept from his wifs 

nd children, for no reason which one 

an comprehend, or which he could 

xplain, even if he would I A nd ought 

be well enough 

ot hie, and when 
nents which may 
themselves, but 


■ thai 

render aid, pecuniary or oth- 
ier all circumstances. It is 
■ see why the same kindly 
annot be maintained without 
y ; and it ia a slur upon both 
e and human nature to hold 
oor of charity can be opened 
of the handle, 

or are all such 


which in point of fa. 

"outside barbarians." 

givers of aid immaculate; a near re Is 

live, who had been a Mason from earl 

youth, and had travoled extensive! 


of 1 

untry, one 
m gave hir 

told me that whene 1 

the Masonic grip, hi 

ty; and I know members of this and of 

other aecret organizations with whom I 

would not trust the integrity of my 

just as black outside the pale; t 
question is raised or need to be 
I urge is, that he who joins 
fraternity of any kind wbalaoev 
the risk of "warming a viper, 
being ''taken in" by a rogue, 
only claim upon his acquainla 

mon and which any one can fi 
who takes sufficient pains. In 
for the slender chance of benefit from 
fellowa of the order under conditio 
little likely to arise, we are asked 

moral shadow and obliquity, 
being the case in general, is it st 
that when, for no good reason 
they themselves have ever pretended 
to assign, young men bind themselvei 
to hide all their proceedings from tin 
world, they are irresistibly impelle. 
to justify thie mystery by actions mon 
or leBS deserving of the concealmen 
which they practice! Herein lies a 
least one of the occasions of immorality 
—the steps being 
1, and, perhaps, 
earnest ettort at mutual improvement, 
through harmless mischief, malice, 
plotting, slander, aetual violence t< 
others, dissipation, and debnueherj 
among themselves. Not that in all ca- 
ses these deptliB are reached, but that 
they do in some is easily proved, anrl 
that they may in all ia aa easily demon- 
strated from the conditions involved. 

pretending I 


ordinary acquaintance with th 


menu in the other wrld, 1 a 

to haxard my position therein 

upon the 

truth of the propoaition that 

ctettea are unknown in heaven 

tbey form a prominont and 


feature of life in the other 


Light versus darkness; openn 

ts vercu 

mystery; mutual confidence v 


picion and distrust. Young 

men are 

specified, and not people in 


'.::li ill. hi- 

; the least of • 
wrongs that t 
luded themf 
Whether upo 

inn* Ujimtum j'm iwnjiii ficn" or from 
■ assumption of woman's inability to 
sp a secret, it is hardly worth while 
nquire; the fact remains that secret 


ad results are liable to follow. (1.) As 
liove remarked, the exclusion is a. bar 
D the confidence which should be ub- 
olnte between husband and wife, and 

ien.1 <Kiwnwa.rU. Ileing a 

ption can hardly be found. 

tne medical school, the 
houl, the dormitory, all bear 
o the fact that when for any 
i are phiced in social relation i 
ch women Hre excluded demor 
ensues — slowly, perhaps, but 
nd that the college soci 

cieties; lobe conclusive we should know 
what equally eminent men have not 
been so connected; and it is probable 
that, at the most, it might bo ahown 
that membership was not incompatible 
with future advancement, and that thia 
was made in spite of tho association, 
rather than through its aid. 1 1 ought 

nd good 

who u 

i theri 

verse, in and out of the organisations. 
It might be difficult to obtain evidence 
upon this point, bul every college offi- 
cer may ascertain from tho facul- 
ty records, if not from hia general 
recollections, that of those whoso con- 
ductor method of study call for inter- 
ference, a large majority ai" secret so- 
ciety men. What 1 have seen and beard 
during five yeara warrants me in nffirm- 
tng that nine-tenths of the mischief and 
immomllty of the earlier years of the 
Cornell University wa^ directly due to 
the presence and influence of secret so- 
ciety men who came here from other 
id purpose of 
engrafting branches of their parent 
trees upon our young and otherwise 
perfectly henlihy organization. And 
further, speaking not as Professor, but 
of the Univer- 
sity, I feel no hesitation in adding that 
the larger proportion of all tho diatur- 
hich have in any way affected 
the comfort of students, of faculty, and 
eena, have Wen either originated 
ried oul — or both — by means of 

i correctness of the following stftte- 
may ea-ily bo ascertained from 
those who wore here at the time the 
18869 occurred. A young student waB 
nduced to join a aecret fraternity; nat- 
irally boyish and ineonai derate, he 
ipeedily fell boliind in his studies: he 
mrctmsed an expensive badge: be felt 
bound to contribute bin share to the 
frequent festivities which rendered Gaa- 
■ these and 
other society objects expended the funds 
ir tuition and board: hia dif- 
ficulties became at last too gfeat for fur- 
ilment from hia father, and 
he left the institution under not very 
le circumstances. Another 
in most respects the opposite 
d — young, it 

» P U( 

..let Dr. Crc 

link « 

i fully 

cially, and more o 

als and in business 

i and 

hatever may have bt 

ase in past-years, it is certain tl 

tbe annual expenditure of an "o 

leinber" for society purposes, whi 

he justifies to his family on the ground 

looked-for aid in misfortune, i 

r them by life insurance, and 

re himself while traveling. Deny 
this who can. But one other a. 

'Thirty years n^.. 
I waea member of a college secret e 
ciety, and, while I had upright fella 
members, I found the a ; eoci >tion " 
chiefly a temptation to vice. The pro: 
be of necrecy prevented all disclosii 
to parents, and the aeclua'ton was th 
perfect, We met in a back room ot 
hotel ; liquor was brought from the b: 

such styles of association, tbe convert 
tion gravitate. 1 to the obscene and at 
aual. ... I do not charge all 
any of our college secret societies wi 

independent — w 


lety whi 


high reputation forscholarslnp, conduct 
and social position. Some of hia form- 
er friends perceived a change, but re- 
spected him too much lo complain, 
Suddenly he severed has connection. 
No reason was ever mide public: bnt 
it ia generally understood ihal a mem- 
ber committed an offense against jus- 



But.etill they all c 
portunity for sine ir 
would not allow thei 

vain, the new member dared do that 
which few have ever done, and freed 
himself from an association in which 
he found the sense of right and wrong 
overpowered by an oath of mulual tup- 



:en the 

i thato 


ied for 

ing thai 

i the 

it in war life or liberty may be pre- 

ved through the recognition of the 

icret bond." Now I am satisfied 

that the artificial animosities and unjust 

ions resulting from secret a 

direct betrayal of ihe party or nation 
ith which the benefactor ia acting. 
Both reason and experience indicate 


than those i 

icribed, I know others for whic 

picture is not overdrawn. And 1 would 

*k tho members whether the language 

habitually employed or the subject 

ussed at their meetings, when thes 

merely social, are as pure as the 1 

ild he in the presence of their moth 

andsistersl Any admitted differ 

e for tbe worse is to be ascribed, ii 

, at least, to the secrecy of thei 

mgements. Admitting that the 08 

lensiMe objficu of secret societies nr< 

ent, elevating, and benevolent, wt 

fairly ask whether all of th-st 

t brillia 


cellent young men, who was, in fact, 
jo good to live, found the secret bonds 
Tone of the best societies too galling 
ir endurance. That he retained the 
:apect and good will of hia late asso- 

of tbe 


left thei 




without good cause, a bad cau 
pretty sure lo be devised. Yet, strange 
nay seem, this fact is ayood sign; 
here evil predominated in the 
world, ^fear, not modesty, would war- 
the good deeds done in secret ;bu 
ng aa virtue is the standard, idei 
»t, so long sin bides its bead for 
ie; -Hhey love darkness better than 
. because theii deeds are . 

,,: : i 

Dli8hc ( 

without tbe eleme 
on the other hand : 
claimed that (his £ 
direct occasion of n 
every kind in .'oil.-.;.-.. 
se in another way: it i 
cept uuder exlraordic 

nay aa fairly be 
i mystery is the 
of the trouble of 


B) President Crosby slates very de- 
cidedly that his adverse opinions are 

;e as secretary of a college facul- 

ilher college president has averted 

i third denounces them as an 
tigatfld nuisance." Former ac- 
>na render it difficult for many 






uspected to be wrong; and by a 
natural oonsequenoe darkness, mystery, 
and concealment bteome synonyms of > 

and mysteri. 

i perhaps tri 

rue that large i 
en inallbranchei 
nested with seere 

i ihat few regard 
them as wholly beneficial. In conclu- 
lion, I charge secret organizations with 
lending to encourage plots and ma<htn- 
itions against law, order, and society; 
with fostering the loweBl of politi- 
cians' ana; with exciting unreasonable 


The Christian Cynosure. 

Chicago, Tlinrsdiir, Sot. 18, 1873- 

perlnl Jinlloeto Suliscriln'ri.-In 
cecity of si:lk) inn bills for nrreunipt 



e expiration of 

those »li>iionot renew by the time 
sutler | it ions ex | lire i ni.i:.i- notko isr 
cdtlihil ilie,i iiiteu.l to nuew soon. \ 

^f pi single siil.scriln.T wlm, wo Inner 

einiiVlMMVs nil' |i.r;n,t. Will v 

■end us the money (or nc" 
"ill neii'l i 1 1 In'lore your 

■ y(or notify i 

re your sub-ciipiu>n e: 
thus preventing any inierruiuion i 

raving 11 

ler would give you the Cyno: 
There are many persons who do not feel 

weeks before 

ription esi ires of c 



dress or if you i 

1 Few Words for our Subscriber* In I 

You have a mighty work to do f 
God, for your country and for yo> 

Do you ask, What have we to di 
Tou have to influence sentiment un 

professes BBlvation from eternal dea 1 
through Christ, will cont-iderit proper 

which professes to take men to beavi 

What ha»e you t 

add T 

u have 

nearly four hundred 


oters to 

convince that a a 

ctet gove 


wholly despotic in it* 

nature, n 


by a few persons, qu 

etly carried on in 

oppo.ition. many tin 

es. to our 


al and Stategovernm 

ents; that 

, |j. .ivi r 

which silently, and 

often com 


stops the adminislr 

tion of ju 

.lice in 

our courts, ought to 

be torn up 

by the 

euade them by their ballot 


We ( 

of c 

multitudes of ways in which this work 
will be accomplished, We will apeak 
of only two. 

1st Sustain by money, suggestions 
and personal eftort your State Agent. 

2nd. Put the Cynosure into every 
township in the ninety-two counties of 
Indiana. It will be a weekly lecturer 
which with the blessing of God will 
bring every sound man who reads it to 
the right side of the question, and the 
decaying or decayed men will float witb 
the current. 

If every copy of the Cynosure could 
bring an average of ten votes to the 
right side (which would be a great work 
for one copy to do) there must be 
three thousand seven hundred and sev- 
enty-seven copies of the paper sent to 
Ind.ana, and then leave nine -tenths of 


l oath-bound i 

There are four-hundred and twenty- 
five subscribers, and there are three 
years to work in before ihe next presi- 
dential election. 

Your energetic State Agent lenda off; 
hear him: •'! am going to make an ef- 
fort to get one thousand Cynosures 
in Indiana by next year this time, 
(Nov. 4. 1873,)." J. T. Kiggins. He 
will be watcbed. Will he be aided. 
Who is the first volunteer to second and 
sustain him in his endeavors f 


Twice the Saviour went into the tern 
pie and drove out the merchants whi 
were there working for a living with i 
pretense of religion. (See John ii . , 
and Matt. xii. ; bIbo Mark 11th anc 
Luke 19th.) At the close of his minis 
try hia language and mien were terri 
ble. His first cleansing is recorded bj 
John as occurring after his first populai 
miracle at the wedding. But the sec- 
ond cleansing occurred amid bis blasting 
the fig tree, and those awful parables of 
the vineyard, and God's destruction 
the husbandman, the talents, and the 
sentence of the unprofitable set 
which fell upon men as his curse < 

and the world to its catastrophe. 

If the wretches whom Christ drove 
from the temple, have not their paral 
lei in H. W. Beecher, and the mei 
who make and keep him popular in the 
church of Christ at the present day, 
we are unable to discern moral identity 



e held our anni' 
i.), Theodoi 

ersary at Worcester, 
e Tilton stated to s 
gentlemnn who called on him at bis 
iriiipnrnry offi e of Die Brooklyn (In km 
(into which Mr. Bowen put him tc 
break hla fall from the Independent) 
that Mr. Beecher preached to his own 
mistresses every Sabbath day." This he 
affirmed in all coolness while speaking 
of his leaving the Independent, whicl 
was public businms concerning tb' 
churches, and with no request of cod 

bile a 

tor of habitual whoredom. 

When, at length, the scandal brok. 
out, as the sorceress Woodhull affirmed 
because ot Beecher's refusal to stand by 
her in the principles which he bad pi 
valely professed; Mr. Beecher's fir 
card to the public, by which he brol 
years of silence under accusations 
adultery by . 



edge had accused him of habitual forni- 
cation, and preaching to his mistresses. 
And a Brooklyn rumor crept into tht 
papers suggesting thai Mr, Beecher 
had bought over Tilton by paying him 
twenty thousand dollars hush-money 
— and he earned about that &um near 

Now, at Lei 


was thought to be capped has 
out again. The New York Trib\ 
Nov. 1st informs us that Willis 
West had preferred charges againm 
Tilton for slandering Beecher; and the 
committee brought in a report, culmin 

"Whereas Theodore Tilton, a mem 
ber of this (Plymouth) church, ha; 
abandoned bis connection with the 
church by prolonged absence," etc. 
"Therefore, Resolved, that the name oi 
Theodore Tilton be struck from th€ 
roll," etc. 

This is the way the Plymouth (1) 
church committee of discipline disposi 
of charges of slander against their pas 
tor for habitual whoredom, viz: b; 
striking from the roll the n-ime of tin 
man who accuses him; and whose wif 
is alleged to have been seduced by her 
pastor. Mr. Beecher. 

In this church meeting Mr. Tiltoi 
appeared and challenged Mr. Beeche 
to accuse him; if he (Beecher) hat 
aught aK.iust him I as if neither God 
nor the church, nor human nature hi 
aught to do with the case; nobody, 
fact, but Mr. Beecher! |If the fat 
were ae Tilton stated, vie: That M 
Beecher preached to his mistresses every 
Sabbath, Mr. Beecher was in no c 


Mr. BeetluT then t'juk tin- plniforr 
ind, if properly reported, made 
ipi'cli seldom equalled in the anna 

ay of his Plymouth churc 
"From the very beg* 

ie just as large as necessary. 

He then goes on to argue against 
laving any discipline or inquiring ioto 
the conduct of members; advocated the 
principle of silently dropping accused 
persons without trial or investigation o 
ay sort; and ssys Ibis plan was adopt- 
1 "through my influence:" and that 
The Eiaminiog Committee have gone 


advised hi 
from the church and from 

ich would be painful 
nt."l I 
Of Mr. Tdton ho says: ' 


of by expunging his name froi 
records. And -ail this in a so-called 
church of Christ named -Plymouth 
after the landing spot of men who can 
to thiB country that they might escape 
from a church made and managed by 
men for their own cover and co 
lence, and to obey Christ's law coi 
ing his church in Matt, xviii. lfi. < 
Christ explicitly lays down the I 

The Advance, of course, treati 
matter as a half serious joke, suggest- 
ing that Congregalionalists will hardly 
accept Mr. Beecher's "gelatinous" d 
nition of a church, but the Presty 
and Herald of Cincinnati. the Reliqi 
Ttlescope, and some other prints, 
Blonly awaking to the fact that " 
abomination that maketh desolate" 
'■standinu in the holy place;" and that 
men are being cheated of their salvation 
by uniting depravity and conscience, 
and turning the fmples of God into 
shelters of corruption and debauch. 

The Telescope particularly, in a late 
editorial, obji cs to the infidel and free- 
religionist, Johnson editing Mr. Beech- 
er's '•Christian Union" and notes the 
fact that Mr. Johnson, in his late open- 
ing speech, gave the same Masonic ba- 
sis to the convention of Free Religion- 
ists, which Mr. Beecher gives to his 
church; and which he, (Johnson) de- 
fined to be "as broad as humanity and 
welcomes alike Christians, infidels, and 


If shame had uot long lost 
a man, after putting infidels 
with Christianity, would be ai 
conduct a paper called " C 
But the object of Satan has i 
to use the name of Christ to 
own doctrines so that 

le of God at Jerusalei 
those modern scribe 
ve a worldly traffic in 
all it religion; to liv 
lust on conscience-i 
i their vile conduct b 



i i,i -i, 

to palpable and fi 
people or any po: 
lime for the people to undersU 
such flatterers have axes to grin 
lime for them to seek out as ca: 
for their confidence and their vol 
ofthat stamp of integrity and 
which scorns such contemptibl 
tin- deinagiTjue, Fools may bi 

flattery of the 
of theirs, it is 

that which 1 koo 
- that 1 may nav 
e pulls, I subscribe myself yuu 

;o Springfield, 
;ry blessing u[ 

When he is addr< 
voters he is a membe; 
ciety and refrainB Iroi 
beciuse of his ignore 
he is addressing secre 
he professes the sate 

even their secrecy he 
and be baptized in at 
come out full of powei 

of the lod 
as of < 
be thus 

) Gov 

disapprove that of whic 

nothing," how can he it 

wisely or safely give such 

yea, quasi religious, ei; 

that of which he knows ni 

c in doubt that the whole solution o 

this mystery is found in the formulary 

"Imping that 1 miy have your support 

at the polls." 


fThe following is clipped from the 
Washington Star, the friend and orgar. 
of the granges. It should be put u 
tract form and read by every farmer. 
The grange here substantiates, out o 
Us own mouth, all its opponents alledge 
Read and reflect En. Cth.] 

The prcj-ct of a national union ofag- 

to the south- 
was matured 
the city of 

and put in operitio 
Washington, in the year of 1867, by a 
few thoughtful and earnest men, who, 
after cartful deliberation, became con- 
vinced not only of ita practicability but 
of the desirableness of sach an organisa- 
tion. In January, 1800, Mr. 0. H. 
Kelly, who waB then connected with 


tof t 

o( Boston, and the owui 

t'fenirfeiit Johnson, to ma A e a tour of 
the Suuthern States and report upon 
the agriculture and mineral resources of 
the country. The war had been closed 
ths, and naturally enough 

a did r 




But upon the recent occasion of tht 
assembling of the Illinois Grand Lodgf 
of Odd-fellows at Spriogfi-ld, the Gov 
ernor allowa himself to be used as i 
prominent performer, to give eclat U 
the gorgeous display that was to adver 
use and glorify the order; and he evi 
dently went into it with a will . In fact. 
ible Odd-fellows must have doubt 
ed his sincerity from his evident exag- 
geration and overdoing of the matter. 
Hear him:— 

"Your minion is on 
Love, and Truth. You 

no place of power. 1 

of Friendship, 

; you labor foi 
'olilieal prefer 
nt; the mitret; 
t; the coronet 

walk down in the valley, where th< 
and primrose do bloom; and 
^g there, among the meek ant 

the bereaved and stricken ones ut earth 

.-1 re. 1.1 

j promote and foetei 

ulcate and practice c 
to relieve the Buffer 
the sick, to help the need 

derly to care for God's prei 


from the people of 
e South, especially since he visited 
em in the capacity of a government 
icer. Being a member of the Mason 
Iraternily, „however. and of good ad- 
eta, be traversed all of there states 
it of the Mississippi without a single 
pleasant incident. He found that 

"Mystic Tie of Brotherhood" 

is still sacredly regarded among the 
isonsof the South. War had but 
it swept over the country as with a 
som of fire. The work of material re- 
perntion had scarcely begun. The 
inters, suddenly deprived of their 

erence, and a few of whom gave hia 
encouragement. Among the lattei 
wore Mr. William Saunders, then, a; 
now, superintendent of the gardens anc 
grounds of the Department of Agricul 
ture; Mr. Wi liam M. Ireland, then 
as now, chief clerk of the 6osoc€ 
effice of the Post Office Depart- 
ment; Rev. John Trimble, Jr,, Rev. 
A. B. Grosh and J. B. Thomson. Mr. 
Grosh ii too well known in Odd-fellow 

; whei 

hiBtory of that order has been read, hit 
name is familiar. Of the other gentle 
men mentioned it is only necessary tc 
say that they were, and are, men of ex 
cellent j-idgment and superior educa 
tion, and all of them were high mem- 
bers of the Masonic fraternity and oth 
ersecret orders, and being pr.ili i^nt i r 
ritualism, their assistance in the prep- 
aration of the ritual of the new ordei 
was of a very valuable character. Tbi 
Bubjiot was informally canvassed by tht 
gentlemen mentioned, at d fferenttimee 

to the plan of or^aniz ition. Acting on 
these Buagestious, Messrs. Kelly aud 
Ireland, both of whom boarded at the 
United Slates Hotel, on Pennsylvania 
Avenue, together compiled 

Tli ) First Degree or the Order, 
iu room 45 of the hotel named, Augusl 
5, 1667. On the 12th of the same 
month, Mr. Saunders, who liad been 
direct'd by the Commissioner of the 1 
partment of Agriculture to proceed 
certain points in the South anJ West in 
the interest of the department, took tr 
first degree to St. Louis, and in a lelt 
to Mr. Ktlly, Sandusky, Aug. 3 
your ordi 

* good many s 

I alls 

ermg the th 
ing hit 


Mr. Sounders brought thi 

Mr. Anson Barilett, of Ohio, whi 
subsequently elected veneer of the 
National Grange, and Mr. Wm, Mui 
of Missouri, astociate editor of the R 
ral World, published in St. Louis, ai 
who was after elected Steward of tl 
National Grange. These gentleme 
as well as others to whom he menlio 
ed thesufj-ct, approved the scheme ai 
thenceforward took a lively interest 
iu succesB. Mr. Saunders reported 
progress from time to time to the agricul 
lural syndicate in Washington, and fur 

gentleman ai had promised to co oper 
ate. Correspondence was entered int 
with these gentlemen, with Mr. A. S 
Moss, and Mr. F. M. McDowell, pn m 
inent New York agriculturists, and oth 

i businets. and even tte 

i held with closed dooi 
of the Order 

Mr. Kelly mentally inquired if the 

rousi-.i from tin ir !< thurgy and be 
to realize Un- Imlimnl p-s->ln!ue 
their noble calling. D cply impressed 
with tho necessity of some action, hi 
reached the city of Mobile, where hi 
lirnl conceived the idea of the 

Union or Agricultural Societies 
for practical co-operation. He remem 
lered that thse societies were separate 
nd ind-'pendent urgan'i itions, havinj 

question occurred to him "WhyeouU 
e farmers, both North and Soul! 
the same as the Masons, whohavt 
together for hundreds of years (oi 
and educational purposes, with r 

After spending four months ir 

Tho Found e 

. his far 

idem of the »\e- 

In November of 1800 
Wellington, and procurer. 

tin 1 po- lolne departme 


i his project 

ruber of ge 

ited the mat 

Secret Fealu i 

Mr. Saunders wroie as follows in the 
preamble; "Unity of action cannot be 
icquired without discipline, and disci- 
)liue cannot be enforced without Big- 
lificant organization; hence we have 
t ceremony of initiation which binds 
is in mutual fraternity as with a band 
if iron, but although its influence is so 

hat or the silken thread that binds a 
math of fljwers," 

ed, especially 
elections wer 

llinois, low* and Wi 
ajority of the county 
rere anti-monopoly, even 
at Republican districts. Mi 
gave a Republican vote, b 
kably small majorities. T 


of Hi 

hope the nation will come forth puri- 
fied, ennoblod, unshackled. 

— Our present number is a marked 
one. Professor Wilder'a article is 
peeled and will satisfy every anli' 
lion. We are rejoiced to know 
sside from its original publication it 
N. Y. Tribune it has been widely 
ied and, ot length. In other jour 
The State meeting in Indiana ia 
reported by the secretary, 
omission of many shorter ari 
to accommodate these two 
not be felt. The Ritual of the 
the Orange is concluded this week; tin 
our friends might have a fair unde 
standing of this order and be ready 

; thei 

. th« 

3 apology for so long 

ling i 

b forcible and from 
the article from the 

Hews of our WorJs 

Pursuant to a call signed by mor. 
than three hundred citizens of Indian) 
and published in the Christian Cyno 
sure, ihe frienda of Ami masonic senti 
mentsmetin convention at Westfield, 
Hamilton County, Indiana, Oct. 29lb, 
1873. at 10 o'clock a. u. After d. 

npTary or^aniz 

in was effected by electing Rev. A. 
itler, of Wayne Co., president, 
H. Wolford, of Jay Co., s 

On Constitution:— Rev. H. C. West, 
Rev. S. B. Ervin, Pres.J. Blanchard.P. 
Rich, and Rev. W. Mdhgan. 

On Enrollment:— W. Talbot, and 
Rfv. C. T. Wiggins. 

On Nomination:— Rev. H. C. West. 
S. Philips, Rev. J. T, Kiggins, Rev. J. 
Fall, and J. R iberts. 

On Political Action:— Pres. J.Blanch 
ard, P. Rich, Win. Harvey, ex-Bishor. 
Daniel Shuck and R. L. Fisher. 

The committee on Enrollment was di 


oils ar 

now signet 

for county 

ntionn, lb 
Live bee 


a the wake 
received f 

aking prepa- 
, many let- 


of IhesM 

e asking f,r 

ecturers and 

aid in organising; the anti 
timentis wide spread and 
brought into an aotive for 
ering the fact that the wc 

secrecy sen- 
na essily be 
m. Coneid- 


cmed only for a short time in the 
and that the lodge seeks to terrify 

of darkness." and that so much has 
been accomplished with but little effort, 
the leaders in this reform are much en- 

After hearing the reports the con- 
vention adjourned to meet and at 61-2 
A. u.of the following day. 

At 7 p. m. i 

comfortably s 
Methodist chi 

good congro.ntiiai] w, 
ited in the Wesleya 
■ch to hear Pres. Blai 

ion wan called to order 
tit. The devotional ex- 
onducted by Rbv. C. T. 

J aud approved. The 
constitution reported. 
i amended and adopted 

i that secret so- 
Bt hurtful and 


; larg. ly I) 

tied by lodge men until they fear to 
-peak a word againat false religion ex- 
in their midst, and in many coses 
charmed by the glittering show 
of these falhe worshipped that they 


. then 

I'lie public press is closed to an alarm- 
ing extentagainBl anything Anti mason- 
ic, while it publishes with delight Ibat 
whi;h favors Becreiiam. It teeks ihe 

>rld. Note 

on with I 

ra of the 

essea and church relation. The fol 

■fiD^' r: solution w=.s adopted: 

Resolved, That all who are in sym 

patViy with this movement may bo en 

■oiled and recognized as members oi 

Rev. H. C. Wert read an editorial 

from the Washington Star, a papei 
published in support of the grangt 
igin of the grang 

tented on thes: 


ithority on this subject.^ 
>n materially assisted thi 
f the grange in all 
hile President of 



: United i 

M i ■ >ie- oi 


j add 

ie list of lecturers. Of Bro. Hi 
we have already spoken. Bi 
'ley has for some time lectured 
irtunity permitted in New York 



—Bro. S. Smith, Charles City, Iowa, 
i again able, all will rejoice to learn, 
o lake the field in that slate. He fill- 
ppomtmente thia week at Marengo, 
tiwa, where he is to deliver a course oi 

and will 

probably soon lak 

— Another item from the Octobi 
lections in Ohio— Madison townshi] 
county cast thirty anti-secn 

veil known, he having pub- 
d In the ceremonies of the 
at tbe bead of ou govern- 
. Blanchard and J. T. Kig- 

the grange movement. 

Mr. Slout, by permission ol tl 
vention, spoke in defense of thi; 
of Masonry, but his speech did n 
efit the 'Movers of darkness," i 
plainly seen when Pres. Blanoh; 

The chairman of the commit 
programme, announced that 
Blanchard would lecture at 7 ( 

Convention adjourned to me* 

- Bro. Blanchard. the reports for del 
ales were called for. Reoorta were 
ade by Pres. Blanchard of Wheaton 
Jllege, lit. , Rev. W. Millig-n ol Jay 
Co., Rev. A. Butler of Wayne Co., 
Small of Miami Co., S. Ph.ll.pb 
of Hendricks Co., Mr. Kelley of Fay- 
"o., Wm. Talberl of Hamilton Co., 

utions are bo coniro.lcd by these 
ies, ibat lodgeinen , especially 
nBSOQB, obtain an undue propor- 
of the offices of trust. Secret 
aod obligations in many casta 

In order thai we may do the will of 
God, the father of our Lord Jesus 
ChriBt in aiding in thia reform we or- 
games ourselves under the following 

r. I. This association shall be 
i as the Indiana Christian Anti- 
y ABBcciation. It shall be aux- 

-lans opposed to secret societies. 

Its object shall be toeipose the 
igs of secret societies; to show 
on Li-republican 

hull, and ihe cou 
controlling influei 
secret rings. 

HI. The officers of this a 
shall be a president, a vice president for 
inch county so far as practicable, a sec- 
retary, a corresponding secretary, and 
a treasurer. All of whom ah-ll be elect 
t-d annually. 

IV, It shall bo the duty of the pres- 
dent to preside ut the meetings of tho 
tssociation, and to attend to such olher 
duties ns usually belong lo presidents of 
Associations. The vice-presidents shall 
e (iu order) in the absence of the 
president, and organize associations in 
respective counties. The secre- 
tin!) keep a record of the proceed- 
' the Association in a book provid- 

ed to thee 

-nee of the Association. TtielreaB- 
uhall hold the funds of the Asso- 
n.and pay outlhe same on the or- 
>f the Association or the pres- 

The board of officers shall con- 

the Assicialion Bhall be cba'imuc 
the committee, and Bhall call tinm 
yether by notice through the Cyno: 

! Association. 

VII. Any person by signing ibis 

miiutiou becomes a member of this 


ate of India 

may beamend- 
d at any regular meeting by a vote of 
wo thirds of the members present. 
Afier the adoption of the 


ihe Asseeialion waB led in prayer by 
Rev. H. C. West. 

The report on Political Action 
amended and adopted a* follows: 

[See report in laet number of the 

The comn 
porled as follows: 

President. — Ret. A. Butler, o 
Wayne county. 

Vice Presidents.— Rev. J.T.Horn, 
of Wayne; Rev. W. Milligaa, of Jay 
Alei. Bruce. Dearborn; Arthur Robin 
son, Marion; Rev. H. Burr. Spencer 
Rev. Wm.JackaoD.Jackaon; M. Kelley, 
Fayette; D.vid Hadley, Hendricks; 
Rev. D. Smith, Howard; Isaac Elliot, 
Grant; R.Green, LaGrange; Rev. C.P. 
WigginB. Steuben; G. W.Crawford 
DeKalb ; Wm. Leuty, Noble; J. M. 
Truai, Elkhart; Rev.J. M. Dottenberg 
er, Fountain; Wm. Wisher, Benton 
Simutl Engle, Shelby; L. N. Jones, 
Johnson; Rev. Arthur Rector, Dela- 
ware; Rev. J. T.Var'aman, Randolph; 
Rev. H. C. Miller. Union; Ex-Bishop 
D. Shuck, Bartholomew; Walter Ed 
gerton, Henry; Rev. John Hevenridge. 
W B b-iBli; Wm. Wbiteel, Blackford; J, 
M. Darby, Miami; Rev. F. M. Dtmum. 
brun, Floyd; Rev.H C.Wtst, Hamilton. 
Secretary, William Small, of Mi- 
ami; Cor. Secretary, Rev. S, B.Ervic 
of Bartholomew; Treasurer, P. Rch, 
of Hamilton; the report was adopt 

1 and 

The Association was called to order 
by the president pursuant to adjourn- 
ment A season waa spent in prayer. 
The following resolutions were then 
adopted: Resulved, That our special 
sympathy and support are due to all 
those who come out of tbe secret or 

and to them we pledge all proper de- 
fense against their enemies. 

That to concentrate our power, and 
give intelligent directum to our efforts, 
necessary that loyal men 

programme an 

that Pres. Biuncbard wouk 
u the evening in the Friend'i 

again caNed to separate from a worthy 
(brother); but let us remember there 
a healing in the biltercup. God takes 
way from us those we love, as hus- 
tages ol our faith; and to those who 
look forward to a reunion in another 
■Id, where there will be no 


may I 

ownsbip organii 

throughout tbe lengi 

That the Christian Cynosure, Meth- 
odist Free Press, Religious Telescope, 
American We*l--yaa, Christian Sales- 
man, Earnest Christian, Linn Co. Pi 
lot, Reformer, Am. Independent Quar- 
terly, and fiber periodicals that publish 
truth and lads without fearing the pow- 
er or courting the smiles of the dark 
orders, are worthy of the sympathy ol 
all who are opposed to such order and 
should have their support. 

The Cor. Secretary was instructed to 
furnish each of the Vice-presidento 
wit 1 * a copy of the proceedings of the 

them published in their county pa- 

Rev. J. T. Kiggins, state agent, un- 


■ ciatiou, submitted his report. The re 
port and the following were adopted 
Jivsuh-t'l^ That this Association endorst 
Rsv. J. T. Kiggins as Lecturing Agen 
of this Association, and that we pro 
ceed at once U> raise funds for his sup 

Free. David Shuck, Rev. H. C. We B t, 
nd Rev, S. B. Ervin were appointed 
o prepare and issue an address to the 
ilizens of this state. 

The following was adopted: Resolved, 


After prayer the Agfoeiation adjoi 
ed to meet in September, 1874, i 
j'.-ct to the appointment of the Ei< 
tive Committee. 

At 7 o'clock p. m , (Vs., Blanehard 
found u giod audience comfortably 
sealed in the Friend's church to heai 
whit he might say concerning thi 
"dark order*." His lecture the even 

ter. A demited Mason said he endors" 
ed every word. He also said that he 
did not know until that evening why 
it was that he could never feel in the 
lodge as he did in church. 

Thus closed the first anti-secrejy 
state meeting for Indiana. All present 
were full of hope. Five religious de- 

It may be asked, What can you do I 
iVe answer, ''Nothing is impossible 
nth. God." One Elijah as a true 
irophet, was more than a match foi 
ight hundred and fifty false prophets. 
A. Butler, Pres. 

Wm. Smalt, Sec. 

S. B. Ervin, Cor. Sec 

Amen. (All) Amen. (Chaplain.)— 
May the grace of our Lord and Savioi 
Jesus Christ be with ua all, now and e 

This part of the ritual will probably 
e more familiar to the public than any 
theryet published in these colu 
Ve may therefore be more brief. 

The funeral ceremonies of the grange 
re as fantastical as are those of tin 
hired mourners of the East and nearly 
obtrusive as of the mother order o 
iemaeODry, The male members mee 
tbe crange, each with the badge of 
urning (black and white ribbon on the 

if they want it, to the residence o 
the deceased. Each member male anti 
emale, carries a small btjuet of fliw 
rs, fresh, dried, or artificial. ThVsis- 
srs" and "brothers." of the ''order" fol 

i relal 


«metery the "brothers" form t 
igbtanil left and the procession 
o the grave between the lines. 
uaster now takes charge of the ci 
ly and says; "Worthy brotbei 

t becom 




.st tribute of respect 

(brother). Let us remember that we 
needs die, and are as water spilt 

upon the ground, which cannot be 
ithered up again; neither does God 
hpect any peraou. yet doth be devise 
eans that his banished be not expelled 
om him. Worthy chanUin let us bowin 
rayer." All then repeat the Lord's 

prayer. The chaplain then reads the 

htful than the c 

nto joy. and makes siffl etion ap- 
pear what it really is, a dU pens. Hum of 
rcy. Heaven and God are best dis- 
ii-.'d through tears- scarcely perhap-, 
fiscerned at all without them. The 
onstant association of prayer with tbe 
lour of bereavement and the scenes of 
leath suffice to show this. We must 
i" made p>'rf< cl through suffering; but 
be struggle by night will bring the 
dimness of the morning. The prayer 
if deliverance csl s down the power of 
ndunnce, and while to the reluctant 
heir cross is too heavy to be bon.c, it 
; rons light to the heart or willing trust," 
These remarks may be very onsoling. 

anity to make them so. A h\mnie 
hen sung and the male grangers p,iss 
iround the grave, breaking apart their 
losegays and dropping them into tbe 
jrave. The chaplain then reads Ec- 

. 1-7, B 

, the i 

. Psaln 

ss around and throw their flowers io- 
the grave; followed by the master 

id pall-bearers who make a like de- 
posit while another hymn is being sung. 
The master, then proceeds: "A goo-! 
mine is rather to be chosen than prec- 
oub ointment and the day of one's 
leath than the day of one's birth. (He) 
hall go as (he) came and came and 
nice nothing of (his) labor which (h-) 
my carry away in (hi") hand ;" *uud 
o'einly raising a handful of earth he 
.prinkles it. .in the grave saying: 

"In the name of the— Grange, I pro- 
lounce the words, (Brother)— , fare- 

b hypo. 

spirit of the Lord was p 
"Praise the Lord for his goodni 

is a crowning device of the devil to put 
solemn words into the mouths of onre- 
generate men while they are befooled 
by the thought that they are worship- 
ping. The following prayer was no 
prepared for Christian men, nor is i 
likely by Christian men. but indefinitely 
lor any who might use it in the grangi 
ceremonies. Its abominable sinfulnes- 
is therefore more apparent. It is an 
ti QV ring of ''strange fire." It reads: 
" Almighty God, we give tbee hearty 
thanks for the good examples ol all 
those thy servants, who, baying finish 
ed their course in faith, do now rest 
f<om iheir labors. And we beseech 
thee that we, with all tho^e who are 
departed in the true faith of thy 

This organization is to meet in Dan- 
iel's Hall, in Seneca Falh, N. Y., oc 
Tuesday evening, December 2nd, 1873, 
at half past seven o'clock. The convex 
lion will continue through the two foi 
lowing days and evenings. The hall ii 
excellent, and eligible; tbe largest in 
the pliice, and the opportunities for n 
oood Hireling are unusually advantage- 
ous. The time is fixed one week later 
than was at first decided upon so as to 
run clear of Thanksgiving week, and 
into a better moon. Corresponding 
has been opened with Prof. Charles A. 
Blanchard of Whealon College, R-v, 
David McAllister of the Christian States- 
man, Rev. D. P Riihbun, the centei 
and n'teptical of mob violence, Rev . Da- 
vid Bernard, author of "Light on Ma- 
sonry," Gerritt Smith, Howard Crosby 
andPrjfessor Durt G. Wilder of Cor 
nell University, who has recently writ- 
in able article against secret socie- 
filling three volumes of the New 
York Tribune, andin which he detail- 
ed the facts developed in regard to the 
death of Leggett, who was killed dur- 

of the University. Rev. C. F. Hawley, 

rml'le Christian worker, is pastor of 

a church at Seneca Falls, and will do 

his best in arranging the details of the 

eniion; and the people in that 

g city of seven thousand inhabi- 

will furnish ample entertainment 

I who will attend. Now, breth- 

el us under God do what we can 

ike arrangements to attend this 

ention. The ofEcial call of the Ex- 

,!■ C.iunitLtre in not yet printed, 

'ill be in due time. 


D lc keon the U. B. church has been M * 
riouslyilUlDjnville.lll.— Dr.R.W.Pai- 
lerson, for over 25 years pastor of the 2d 
Pres. church of this city is about to 
lake a chair in tbe Presbyterian Theo- 
logical Seminary of Chicago.— Rsv. 
Wm Adams of New York has been 
elected President of Union Theological 
S minary. — Rev. J. G. Carson, presi- 

Of 'He 

Homiletics in Xeuia Theological Semi 
ary. — An iifljential meeting for the 

1 New Wilmington, Pa., Oct. 29ih 
Revs. D. Uc A lister of New York.T. P 
itevenson o! Puiladelphia, A. M. MiJ- 
;ao of Pittsburg and Dr. L insiug mis- 
onary from Egypt were the speakers. 

'Cast thy Hrea.l I'prui 1 

JZ'fitiirx Cijnumre : — A few weeks 

an esteemed friend from New York 

city called on us and 6pent a day or 

1 our family friends. He is an 

hr'tslian gentleman. He found 
,bl« as often may bsseen ''Ber- 
nard's Light on Masonry" and " Finney 
Masonry." and said he knew but 
little of Masonry, though he had a 
ilber who is a Mason, and he had 
.ted along so far through life (being 
v about forty) without bestowing 
much thought or study on the subject, 
he left I gave him a copy of 
rd and Finney and some of our 
acts. In a cordial and friendly 
received from him two or three 
ago, occurs the following para- 

feels under obligations 

1 tob 


illy tbe books and tracts on ii 
hich you yave me opened the 
>rjQo who were before favorably 

t finally did get int 

1 ihinHug ol" joining the Mis^ii^; 
before we parted said he had chan- 
ged his mind on that subject and "should 

The following 

.IIlImiu I 

t field c 

I love the anti-secret reform and con- 
gratulate you and all olhera who are 
taking the front to pull down by the 
help of the Lord the strong holds of sin. 
I heard D. P. Rathbun give one of his 
pointed and telling lectures at Tioga 
Center, N. Y. , on Monday evening last. 
The heathen raged monstrously. The 
lecturer poured the (ruth oi> no sharply 
that nome of the Masons owned thai 
he told the truth and others said he 


. diSJ 


Raihbuu and the s 

May God bless Bre 

ing to save men in a very different mat 
ner from tbst taught by our Saviour 
for the grange taught them with al 

ter to Masonry, for they look and aci 
enough alike. . . . Some gave 
their 97 veiy quick for themselves and 
wives who are so poor they could no' 
give Si ior the Gospel this year. 


Indians, and chitfly the African r 


Iow«. —The 
rcester. M«a 

im and the Sandwich Is 
be transferred to other or- 

1 asked fc 

Chinese. The 

King is 


eJ at Cl n- 



r. — The complicatioi 

Vir^mu* affair threaten to be neri- 

1, but at last accounts S-cretary Fish 

5 confident that President Castellar 

would make such restitution as the case 

nded. t'uhau enthusiasm is greatly 

Meetings of sympath 


been held in New York and 
i volunteers enrolled. T'.edes 
: Cubans be bellige; 
y general— One of the juror 

id for misbehavior as a juror. 

mrned.— Three railroads, the illinoi.- 
lentral. Chicago and N. W. ami 
Chicago and Alton, are being pros- 






This is a one page tract, calling the attention of the publl 
Uiodcsp.iU- i.o.l ri.iK-u[.., 1 siii; L v ) ul' Frcetuiwonry. 1'ru 
ictfl. per 100, $1,00 per 1,000 

Extracts From Masonic Oaths and Panalties, i 
Sworn to br the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island. 

Hon. John Ouincy Adams' Letter, 

(living His and HIh lalln'fj (ii>iiii<ui of Freemasonry 

(mi) ; 

Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

Giving His Opinion of Freemasonry (1832). 

Satan's Cable Tow. 

'Freemasonrv is 0nlvl52 Years Old,' 

"Mnrder and Treason not Exceoptd." 

1 law.— The Peunajlvt 

filling off in export from Gr-at Bniair 
o this country. This has turned iht 
old shipments in our favor and U 
heck the drain' the Bank of England 
as advanced the rale of exchani^ to £ 
er cent A panic like our .ownj \t 
prireti- u"1 '■<_! acr-'ss the water. 

FoaEtox.— General Von II ion hat 
een relieved of the Presidi-ncv of tht 
'russian ministry and Bismarck faa ; 

been reinstated. — The immediate 
of the FrencL 

Monarchy question was ■ lettei 

published by Chambord declining 
) yield any supposed prcroyativt 

inservativ>' r> public is now well asBur 
d. — A Cuban blockade runner, tb* 
Virginius, was captured by a apsnist 

week, and four of her pasaenii'-rH sum 
uted at Santiago de Cuba t>i 

vned in this country and 
waa a U. 

ougti fillibuster a 


»rmne. — 1 he Canadian "Creiin MoIj: 
er" was routed in Parliament last week 
r John M.Donald, Governor Oen^ra 
■Mgned with Inn cabinet, and an entir 
i-w ministry tab's their place. Th 
ppo.nimenie give general natisfactii- 
nd r st. re co tidence. 


summation and bliss, both in body anil 
Boul, in thy eternal nod everluling glo- 
ry ; through Jesua Christ our Lord, 

1 donl think the folks here will evei 
ecd tohenr the fio>[ji I j.r< achi j d agiiii, 
>r they have all joined the grange. 
Vhen I told Mr. S. his order was n- 
ablisned 00 the love of meney and wai 
onirary to the spirit and the teaching- 
fChriBl, and told him lie has t.ker 

dd if t 

lived up totl.ei 

a they 

A Tract Fund for Ua Fres Distribution of Tricts. 

address Ezra A. Cook & Co., 

b ^histort^oFmasonrt. 


Freemasonry in tb.e Church, 

(haraetir m,-\ swain.!- ol rieemaionry 

HUrsss of Niijin County Association, Sow hi 

OUcts. i"T 100, or J4.00 per 1 

Judge Whitney and Masonry. 




Sii Rsason: why a Christian jhli tolls a Frtomaso 



1 Roto*, Weekly Edition. 

ito», Fortntchtly 

Who Murdered Capt. Wm. Morgan? 


Abduction and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

Thia is a Book of Thrilling Interest, and 

ahowa clnarly that 

m m 


BTSee Sample Pages below. 

s guardi'd hj t 

iidtlie former after s 

In thi: 

he v 


3i',:l,i.|nl;iiii] i:ii;ii\1''.I,),.iiiisi/1 Willi I or f. of Ins frii'inls 
detention was pi 
lo was then aski'd for 
1 of the warrant by virtue of which Iv 
dy, but lie steadily refused to exhibit 




jt still h'l'l no doubt nil tin- 
the v 

fd that it had I 
trail. 1 itl Lu Uoy. It shuiihl here I".' 
bi'lore the Biii.'o-ssii-c arrests of M01 
Julius, wlu^e sudih-n njip,':ir;ui,»' at 

liutlL'll, S U 1 1 ■ I ■/ 1 1 I y ,ll~:l['|" 1J, '1 l>. [II ll 

after Miller's intro.iu, u,.n to the lod ( 
sami: Il.ini,/! ,)..]ins i_- r 1 1 ■ <• .1 1 , !■■ •,, 
drawn swnul, and iv.ill.rd Willi i.iri; 



1|,m ; 


ind of Miller 
ninal procecdin| 
>sued by a magi 


uoliL'collect, ihit-l'-iiiis was his pr,js,;,utor. Johns linw,;v.'i- 
answered in a voice that faltered a link', '-Miller, I am only 
doing what I have been ordered to do." During Ins deten- 
tion in the room, one of tbe guards told him in language 
loud enough to be heard by allin the room, that he was not 
to be tried at Le Roy, nor to slop there, nor lo be 
Ir.-.d by an ordinary tribunal, but 

x> another, "Miller is nothing but 
j detail nil the evasive falsehoods 
:h French and his coadjutors en- 
res from proceeding with Miller to 

plan, if it could be avoided. But in tin- course "of thi- nfter- 
ternoon, French, sc.-min^ly by inaiK itIciiw, admitted tha 
the prueesi he ha, I a'j;iinst Miliar uas in facta process in a cii-il 
suit; and from that time his P'suhiiion seemed somewhat 
shaken. About dusk Lh-' wlmlccrnwd proceeded, with much 
noise and tumult, t,j Le Uoy, I rail- s, and rifler many elforLs 
on the part of French to prevent him from so doiin;, Miller 
got liims'.'lf placed belure [|i- justice. \\\,., had issued the 
warrant. French then gave directions tu two of his assist- 
ants, and disappeared. Miller jtaiil in the nllice alwut half 

t liberty logo when.- he pleas, d. This wfis about n 

'clock in (he evening.* It appeared from lb,' docket of the 

lagistrale tliat a warrant had been issue,! [igainst Miller, 

.* sheriff of the county informed 

custody on the jail limits, upon 

Miller having 

3 obtained permission to return, was muking the best of 
his way to a public' house, when French and .lolms suddenly 
appeared again. '1 he former emiravorcil to seize Miller by the 
collar, and called loudly for help to retake the prisoner — 
Johns asked if there was no person there who would help to 
secure that man. Bui although attempts were made to regain 
possession of Miller, lie succeeded 111 reaching a public lion 1 -'' 
and after another ineffectual attempt by French and his 
associates to prevent him 


and a 


iof ! 

if Miller, by 

tended to be acted upon, we shall take n,. trouble to show to 
the public We have conclusive pmol tVom the express dec- 
larations of those who led the troop, ami from various other 

sources, that one of tl bjects they i.ail in view was to pull 

down the office of MUk-i. if that should be necessary for the 


tentioo needed for study; with involv- 
ing an expenditure which many can ill 
afford, and which all could apply to 
better advantage; with encouraging de- 
ceit of parents; with funnelling a par- 
tial and" unfair aspect of peraona and 
thing*; with being childish in princi- 
ple and more or lesa vicious in practice; 
and finally with doing all this in the 
pretended effort to accompliah certain 
good purposes which could be equally 
well accomplished without the element 
of secrecy. 

When the evil of secret oryanizationn 
is onoe admitted to outweigh the good 
they accomplish, the remedy should be 
radical in its nature, although ita i-ffecUs 
may be slowly manifested. 

(1.) Let the membara of secret or- 
ganisations be at ' nee looked upon as 
only "partial men;" a happy phrase 
employed by Haeckel to indicate the 
undeniable iact that only one-half, and 
that the poorer, belong3 to humanity 

(•2.) Let ub deny their eligibility to 
any position of honor and trust involv- 
ing discrimination between individuals. 

(3 ) Let no woman marry until her 
suitor takes a solemn pledge never to 
remain in or join a secret organization of 
any kind, escept for the protection of 
life, health or property during w 
other exceptional circumstances. 

(4.) Let colleges prohibit the forma- 

exacl a pledge from every entering stu- 
dent; and if neuesaary make unhesitat- 
ing expulsion the penalty of member- 

(5.) Let the reasons for this action 
be embodied in a printed pamphlet to 
of placed in the hands of all who are 
or seek to become students, and sent 
likewise to their parents or guardians. 

Tfrodl Well, what of Unit * 
Dii]-t fiincy life 'vas spent on beds of ea 
Fluttering (lie rnse-leuves *c:iUeivd by I 

Lonely! And what of 

Learn thou to walk by faith aud not by 

Thy fttepe will guided In*, and guided ri.srht. 

Hard! Well, and what of that? 
I>iii3t fnucy life one summer boliday, 
With lessons none to learn, aud naught 

Who I.-. -.U ih. 

: ravens hfius his children 
e whereao'er thy footsteps 

me. ' — Selkctf.h. 

i Trip to Canada. 



would involve would 
coll<-g> j s in nme and trouble. 

If for no other reason, we hail the 
admission of women as a means of sift- 
ing the secret society curse; they may 
thoughtlessly wear the badges of their 
fr.en.du' societies or adopt their modes 
of thought; but as long as they are ex- 
cluded from or decline to enter the or- 

ponents of the systflm; and where they 
are in the majority they may even out- 
vote the scheming politicians of the 
other sex. 

Let the student" seriously inquire 
whether Bocial enjoyments, literary 
pursuits, or selenitic inve:tigatioriB 
cannot he attained without recourse to 
a means at once so offensive, cumber- 
some, and futile as secret meetings, 
hat in the only desira- 

On a pleasant evening of last Sept- 
ember, we steamed away from the rush 
and roar of Chicago out upon the vast 
and restless bosom of the lake. And 
as we looked upon the mighty waters 
riBing and falling with the impulse of a 
stiff breeze, a line of light stretching 
ncross the billow crests, straight to the 

1 felt i 

i toil i 

of the s 



that is, a private society; that a party 
for any purpose need embrace only in- 
vited and congenial guests. And let 
them resolutely deny themselves all 
such privileges as can only be enjoy- 
ed under lock and key, in the dark, or 
in a windowlesB monstrosity like a cer- 
tain hall at New Haven. It has been 

imadversions to college societies, in 
order to gain ihesupportof the Mason b, 
Odd fellows, Good Templar*, Farmers' 
granges, and other extra- collegia!'.' se- 
cret organizations. This might be ex- 
pedient, especially if .my thing like a de- 
cision by ballot were aimed at. But as 
my only object at present is to awaken 
public attention, I prefer to s'ate my 
honest conviction that, however be- 
nevolent may have been the original 
purposes of these combinations, all their 
paraphernalia and mystic rights are 
just as much tomfoolery as those of any 
students' society. If, however the 
MasoiiB, etc, can prove themselves su. 
perior to college societies, so much the 
worse for the latter; if not, then so 
the worse for them both. 

I am well aware that some of the 


to he agreeable, and that a certain 
amount of odium rauet follow their pub- 
lic expression. But on the other hand 
I am assured that they are shared by 
some in whose judgment I have great 
confidence, and that the great public 
outside of secret organizations will up- 
hold Ihem in great measure. But I 
amlesB desirous of establishing my o yd 
opinions ('which however, are not con- 
fined to myself) than of stimulating a" 
lintrammeled discussion. I only re- 
gret to be called out of my legitimate 
sphere, because tln^e who should lead in 

n B of him who holdeth the winds 
i fist, and the water in the hollow 
a hand. Ourboat.the "Caldwell" 

On the mornm^ oi' die 
at Mil? 

we started for a hasty glance at the 
Cream City. Milwaukee is like Chica- 
go on a Sabbath, the quiet streets are 
not filled with hurrying people, ior the 
.l'-hu-like spirit is entirely absent. 

From Milwaukee we bear obliquely 
across the lake towards (he Michigan 
shore, but not in peace; with the after- 
noon came the wind, the ripples roae 
higher and fell lower till they assumed 
the dignity of wave. On every orest 
curled a lip of foam and we unfortunate 
landsmen set ourselves to the some- 
what difficult task of the humorous Ward, 
Lo keep inside of our staterooms and 
outside of our dinner. Toward evening 
the weather became somewhat settled, 
and when the sun flashed upon the 
waters the light of a new day, the waves 
had lost their caps of white and rolled 
in blue lines pist the sides of our ves- 
sel. We were now in full view of the 
Michigan shore, the mountains on our 
left and the shaggy head of the Sleep- 
ing Bear only a few leagues inadvance. 
Shortly after noon we rounded a head- 
land and entering the beautiful waters 
of Grand Traverse Bay touched at 
Northport to wood. Although the 
people of Northport have built their 
houses upon foundations of sand, they 
arti not all foolish, for from being the 
worst place of its size between Chicago 
and the Straits, they have reduced it to 
a quiet and orderly condition worthy of 
all prosperity. 

Soon after midnight we touched at 
Mackinaw with the mails, and wben 
the light of the Sabbath broke upon 
the mist covered waters, we were plough- 
ing our way through the blue waves of 
lake Huron; and we thought on the 
dayB when the powerful Huroris guided 
their canoes upon its waters, before the 
dreadful tomahawk of the Iroquois had 
almost exterminated the nation. 

During the day we made the acquain- 

i.f Mi- -I-.; 

J He) 



ooftei or j>n :;t*nt iillih.iiions. As "tncon 
plele individuals" they have my con 
plete sympathy and good wishes for e 

Very respectfully yours, 

Bukt G Wilokr. 
Ithaca, N. V., Oct. 2d, 1873. 

dall County, 111., a reader of the Cyn- 
osure and an earnest friend of our 
cause. Traveling for her health under 

mind was still employed in doing good. 

and it could not have been otherwise 

ili-n plowing to a Christian heart to 

i how in her weakness she sought to 

ve the Lord's day honored on board 

During the journey we introduced 

the subject of Maaonry to others, touch- 

lome of the most objectionable 

s, and are not without lo>pes i lint 

of them will invi-stifritti- for lln-m- 

Monday morning the mast ofa 
en -ship, and the lighthouse at 
north of the Detroit river were in i 
and about an hour after the "Cald\ 
turning stern first, entered th« 
and landed us under the flags of Fort 
Thrasher. Here we bade a reg 
good-by to our fellow pa ;;enu(-r-;. 



it a furious 
stubble fields of 


Of Pei 

Cobden, who in his own seas carries 
more guns than other mall in England 
having received a panegyric pronouns 
ed by some clergymen on the charac- 
ter and services of the Duke of Welling- 
ton, has written three very long and 
nble loiters in denial of the ji 
the wars of Eng'and against France, 
and consequently of the right of We 
lington, who led in these wars, to I 
cnsnii-red as a good man or a publ 
benefactor. He maintains at gre 
length that the war against France wi 
undertaken to put down the principU 
of freedom In referring to the it 
measurable superiority of victories 
peace over victories in war, he maki 
the following striking allusion to tl 
mi'ral hen-ism of the Kn-itish tjunke 
amid the Irish famine: 

''A famine fell upi 

The ' 


hastened lo contribute money and food. 
But a few courageous men left their 
home in Middlesex and Surrey, and 
penetrated to the remotest glens and 
bogs of the west coast of the stricken 
island to administer relief with their 
own hands. They found themselves, 
not merely in the valley of the shad- 
dow of death— that would be but an 
imperfect image — they were in the 
charnel b^use of a nation. Never since 
the 11th century did Pestilence, the 
gauot handmaid of Famine, glean so 
rich a harvest. In the midst of a scene, 
which no field of battle ever equalled 
in danger, in the number of its slain or 
the physical sufferings of the living, 
these brave men walked as calm and 
unmoved as though they had been in 
their homes. The population sunk so 
fast that the living could not bury the 
dead, half-interred bodies protuded from 
the gaping graves; often the wife died 
in the midst of her starving children, 
while htr husband lay a festering 
corpse by her Bide, Into the midst of 
iln-ae Ivrrors did •■■nr hero-s pni.-t 
dri^in- ihe dead the living 
their own hands, raising the heads of 

the t 


olley of musketry. Here i 


resolute will, calculated risk and heroic 
resignation. And who were those 
brave merit To what "gallant" corps 
did they belong? Were they of the 
horse, foot, or artillery force! They 
were Quakers, from Clapham and 
Kingston I If you would know what 

them. You will not find 
ed in the volume of reports published 
by themselves — for Quakers write no 
bulletin of their victories. — Tim Jour- 

Hliu Deny Himself. 

In devising a religion, man think 
only, or at lenat chiefly, of himself, no 
of God; of his own rights, notofGod's 
of his own honor and gratification, no 
of the Divine glory. What will sui 
himself is what he concerns himself 
about He must have something that 
will gratify his natural feeling, or will 
give scope to bis natural propensities. 
He must have something that will not 
crucify hialuats; or, if his lusts must 
not be spared, he must have as much 
of the world as possible; or, if the world 
is to be renonuced, he must have some 
compensation forth is in securing h name 
for self-denial. 

Self in some form must be gratified. 
This is indiapensable to htm, A relig- 
ion without this would be intolerable. 
Self enthroned, nay, deified, hell avoid- 
ed, the world enjoyed, are the neces- 
sary ingredients of man's religion. His 
pdigi'nis aystems are a compound of 
such elements a9 these. To lose self 
in one direction, provided he gain it in 
another, he will consent; but to sink 
self entirely and in all directions, he 
refuses. In name he will, perhaps, 
"take up hin cross," provided in so do 
ing he can indulge his pride, or love, 
or fame; hut lo take it up so as to -'de- 
ny himself," is what he abhora- 

And yet this is precisely what the 
Lord requires, and unless a man will 
do it he oinnot be Christ's disciple. 
Are we ready for this crucial test? Our 
leader denied himself— "even Christ 
pleased not himself," — are wc ready 

to take up our crosses and follow him 
to conflict and to victory over self, sin, 
and Satan, and death, and hell! 

Secrets of the Liquor Traffic. 

I have in hand Beveral copiea of a 
confidential circular intended for liquor 
dealers, in which some of the secrets of 
the trade are revealed. 

It contains 211 recipes for manufac- 
turing all kinds of spurious drinks and 
fancy liquors out of coru whiskey; 
and discloses where the power of the 


a mintof money out of a trifle. 

One bushel of corn, worth in lowi 
some ten cents, will make three yalloni 
of alcohol, bringing from #1 to 12 pel 

Alcohol is bad enough, but thai 
more virulent and rapid poisons. 
putting strychnine, another nam 

malt, a bushel will make four gallons 
Then, after distillation, by adding dead 
ly poisons, jimson weed, or deadly 
nightshade, etc., with four gallons 
of water, there are ei^lu. ^alio. 
equally intoxicating drink from 
bushel of com, sold at $2 a gallos 
4lt! the product of a bushel of cot 

But that is for the rabble. Now let 
us sea the delicacies prepared for the 
gentry and ladies. For this purpose the 
manufacturer has 61 flavoring extracts, 
7 colorings, 21 choice essential oils, and 
38 drugs. With these by a little sleight 
of hand, he will take a gallon of corn 
whiskey and convert it into French 
brandy, Bourbon whiskey, Holland gin, 
or port, champagne, Madeira claret, or 
any kind of wine or cordial you choose. 

For example: To make French bran- 
dy, take brandy flavor a half pint, 
brandy coloring a half pint, age and bo- 
dy preparations one pound, corn whis- 
key 40 gallons, and you have 40 gal- 
lons of Frsnch brandy, worth from $7 
to $10 per gallon. 

In the name way a vile compound re- 
presenting every variety of the choicest 
liquors is prepared. 

And this is the common liquor of 
commerce. Dr. Cox, state chemist i 
Ohio, states that of GOO insp.-t.lioi: 
made in two years ninety per aea 

The following case was among then 
'■A druggist in Cincinnati or lered fro. 
New York two hogsheads of the bep 
brands of French brandy for medic 

"To test them Dr. Cox poured som 
in a glass and inserted a steel blade, and 
in fifteen minutes the brandy ti 
black as ink, and the steel a brigh 
per color. The druggist refused to 
and stood suit, and the doctor analyzed 
the stuff before the court and jury, ai 
found that it contained nitric acid, s 
phuric acid, prussic acid, guano peppi 
and fusil oil, and the jury pronouncad 

Such is the disclosure. And 

there are 500,000 men, makers and 

venders, entrenched behind this im. 

mensely lucrative business, and prey- 

upon the vitals of the community. 


the nal 

■ up . 
these shackles 

lined energy and overwhelming ei 
liasm, till the curse is removed.- 
. Messenger. 

Ob.ild.rens' Corner. 

Children's IV]ii|.r|-aii.->- 

No brandy red 

No whisky hot 
That makes the s 
No fiery rum 

v from well or spring; 

11,1. d... 



nd shot 

Lave one good-natured 
-evereiice ;,ged people, 
l the utmost kindness 
and attention. Old age is rather neg- 
lected in our country, and scenes like 
the following are not very common. 

One cold winter morning, when the 
sleet froze aa it fell, rendering walking 
dangerous even lo the young and 
itrong, my attention was drawn toward 
i man whose age and infirmity made it 
ilniciHt imp issilde for him to get along. 
Wc were both w ilkiug in jibe same 
lirection, but he was on the opposite 
ideof the street. 1 watched him with 

down the street. Just a*she was about 
to pass the old man, he slipped and 
would have fallen if she notal 
ed forth her hand to Bave him. 

She stopped a few moments to talk 
with him, then, taking htB arm, 

What a contrast they presented— the 
young girl, in her elegent attire, anc 
the aged man, in his wornout garments 
It was a beautiful picture, an elo 
quent sermon upon the respect which 

I afterward learned that the old gi 
tleman had once held a high poailii 
but through no fault of his own h 
lost his property, and he was then very 
poor and almost blind. How he 
have prized the kind attention of the 
young girl, now that he waeioraaken Lj 
the friends of his more prosperous days 

Perhaps we all need to be remindet 
of the Bible injunction, "Thou Bhal 
rise up before the hoary head, and hoc 

Freemasonry Forty Years Ap 

Mr. Editor:— There are in tti 

Jfiwirliwrtts Spy two notices for Mi 

sonic celebrations on the 24th of Juu 

The Most Worshipful and Rev. Grand 

High Priest, Samuel Clark, 

ton, is to deliver an address before the 

Morning Star Lodge in Leice 

Sir Knight Ezekiel L. Bascom before 

Ml. Zion Lodge in Hard 

vitation is given to the brethren of the 

order in the neighhi 

in the celebration a 


Lp, .v.i 

ng, jewels, badges, roya 
robes, and all the trinkets usually worr 
on fetiliva! days. I would, through youi 
paper, extend the imitation *u\\ funh 

can simplicity clothed in robes of royal- 
ty; that they may yiew the orimaoi 
blush (if there be any sense of deling) 


:ek of the t 

3 he 

cends the steps of that sacred desk, 
dedicated to the service of God, to throw 
hiB influence, his weight of charaoter ir 
the support of an institution stained 

forth the strength of his mind, the 

institution whose waya are darkles* 
and whose deeds are death. I call up- 
Royal Knight his dagger, the com pan- 

an emblem of Masonic charity; and in 
the apron the impression of a death's 
head, emblematical of nothing more noi 
less than the penalty imprecated in tht 
violation of his Masonic obligatioEs, I 
call upon them (o examine that Sacrec 
Book which contains the religion tries 
profess to believe and have dedicated 
themselves to preach by the square and 
compass (those emblema of Maaouit 
charity) with candor and decision; anc 
see if it would not be much more ap 
propriate to celebrate the birthday ot 
Cain, and eul gize bis character, that 
that of John the Baptist; for no doub 
Cain was a more thorough Mason, anc 
lived more agreeably to the divine pre 
cepts of the institution. — Ziari in tht 
Mnsn. Yeoman. 1831. 

Oiueideiices oT Anti-urn sonic Reform. 

In the year 1825 (previous lo Mor- 
gan's abduction and murder) Richard 
Carlisle, a Freemason of London, com- 
menced the publication of the secrets 
of Freemasonry in a newspaper enti- 
tled the Republican. His > pui>lication 
was addressed to the Duke of York. 

, buti 

the last foul oj no 
that was made a Royal Arch Miso: 

scribe my description of that d< 

gree." He adds: *' In Miutonry, eve 

as a Royal Arch Mason, you uni 

learnt nothing but the secrets of fo 

ly. " Further he says, ■' Masoni 

is the handmaid" [not of religion, m 

of oharity, but] of monarchy aud ari: 

tooraej ; that it is a social abominatiol 

a process of plain lying, a pretensic 

teach an important matter that tun 

t a vacuity; a trick that fne.eiid<ji 

thing but base tricks; a game tin 

o,d I-- 




Carlisle's revelations accord ' 

those i>f Morgan and the LeRoy ( 

in. The revelations of Cai 

d to eighteen degrees; and fo 

lasonry is the same in Eng: 

ohn G. Stearns of Paris. 
I Wm. Morgan of Batavi 
the Mime time and unbekc 
b other, writing against the 

of darkness" io the United Stales 
neither of them knew that Carlisle had 
taken the pen for the s.ime purpose in 
England. Application for a eop'ytigh 
was made on the same day by Eldei 
Stearns and by Capt. Morgan. To sny 

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A Ssceoding Mason of 21 degrees. 

Light on Freemasonry, 


The ChristianCynosure. 


"In Secret Have I Said Nothing. "— Jbsus Corj 


VOL III. NO. 6. 


WHOLE NO. 110 

The Christian Cynosure. 

Wabash Avenne, Chicago. 
Torins In adyimoe : Weekly ori 

life of the God-made country. Ir 

stead of preaching couutry sermons t 
the people, as did the Saviour, and laj 

(o govern every branch of human ir 
dustry alike, Mr. Beecher adapts hi 
discourses to the habits of the people 
among whom he livea. He voices forth 
and approves (he mammon-worship 
the mart of commerce, instead of preach 
ing to it the warning words of a Junab 
His eermona are better calculated U 
please the men who pay him for them 
than the God whom those men Bhould 


I lAddrogs lottersthua^ S "j S (,°S°'m^» 


How are we to know false teacbe: 
By C'">ni[->:vir, ; ; tin. 1 in >viih the true teai 
ers we may know them. 

The Saviour of 'mankind teaches 
that "It is easier for a camel to 
through llie eye of a needle, than 
a rich man to enter into the kiogdc 
of heaven." But the Gospel according 
to Rev. Henry Ward Beecher reads 
about as follows: ''A new comuiand- 

Thia teaching of the Rev. Mr. Beech- 
er can be the more clearly understood 
when his own words are compared, or 
raiher contrasted with those of St. 
Luke. The apostle says, "And he 
sent them to preuch the kingdom of 
God, aud to heal the sick. And he 
said unto them, take nothing for your 
journey, neither staves nor script neith- 
er bread, neither money; neither have 
two coats apiece." But the words ad- 
dressed to the Evangelical Alliance by 

times hear that the Americans are a 
money loving-people. Bless God for 
that, or what would become of Ohrist- 

The language of the Gospel is-^eek 
first the kingdom of Heaven, and all 
other things shall be added unto you. 
But Mr. Beecher teaches tbat money is 
the means of adding unto you the 
kingdom of Heaven, for, says he, ' 'how 
can the world be evangelized without 


Mr. Beech-r is agreat adm 


getting wealth. According to his opin- 

New York Ringmen tbat rendered 
them successful in wealth-getting, not 
their bad qualities. Their bad quali- 
ties came in and prevented their get- 
ting more wealth, aud securing what 
they had already got. Commerce, a 
driving commerce, is to be admired for 
the great good that it does. 

Now human affairs are naturally di- 
vided into .three departments, viz. ag- 
riculture, manufaeluries and commerce; 
and to admire or commend any one of 

,e departments over It 
nlosopbical point of i 


ious point of view, like preferring the 
Spirit to either Father, or Son. We 
would speak in reverence, if it ie possi 
bie while treating of the eccentricities 
of Mr. Beecher. But to give a prefer- 
ance to any one department ol human 
industry over the other, when neither 
of itself would be of much account 
without the other, and when all these 

lial t 

for nothing else 

nply talk— 
) for makir 
re-giving, ac 

It is not unnatural that Mr. Beecher 
himself should prefer commerce to the 
simpler pursuitof agriculture; for com- 
merce is the immediate life of the city, 
while agriculture is the avocation of the 
country. Mr. Beecher is a mm of the 
town; he likes its stir, its wealth, its 

' of t 

phiUM- which Hum- money living 
give him; and hence he looses Bight of 
the humble old proverb that God made 
tlie country, but man made the Un 

■affic; they i 


whirl t 

speculation, and laughter-moving from 
their very irreligion. It is preposter- 
ous, and therefore laughable, to con- 
sider such discourses religious. They 
are a joke upon all religion; and there 
fore all men are moved to laughter lij 

All men did we say! Not all men 
for those who have a serious, earnesi 
sense of the great importance of relig 
ion, can only feel sad at such exhibi 

B.-eclirr uubea. It is the character 0! 



t do this. It must oppose w 

l\ UJTl'i'-llrit'-B ■■I[]fi tlie IribLr-lllgr t 

innot consecrate these things i 
ice of God. It is only God 

make devils and devilish thin 
prone bi'-u. Mr. Beecher, gr- .11 11 
(in his own conceit), would be. 
lowed up in the attempt. 

Political Action Considered. 

The objections to political action 
:<: iim-Kiion of organized secrecy I 
re worthy of notice as faraa they t 

: thee 

political machinery to aivimplisb 
t moral reform. That it will c 
.te in the formation of a mere | 
1 party. That it invades the divi 
r, to wit: that all moral and rel 
reforms should be effected by t 

; read: "The zeal r 


ted chu: 

1 the 

efforts io join the arm of polit- 
er with the Christian effort for 
the purpose of rtligioua and moral re- 
form are identical in principle with 
hurch and state." We quote 
from that paper, as it is supposed to be 
organ of a body of ChrUians or- 
ganically and disciplinary opposed to 
nd probably on this 
point reflecting the fears of many out- 
ide the communion of the Free Meth- 
>dist church. But wo think such fears 
unfounded, and that there is a wide 
disparity between the two. It is cer- 
legitimate sphere of 

what 1 

9 the 1 

3 of i 

id we think no good and 
an will find fault therewith, while it 
maii'f'.'Ktly injust and oppressive to 
gislaie church forms, cbuicli doctrines, 
turoh supremacy, or church support 
dou the aubjects of the state. This 
Iter would be union of church and 

We agree with the editor of the 
love named paper and any and every- 
body else as to the futility of altempt- 
; pulitical machinery to leg 
lonstrosity out of existence. 
Such ia not the aim,«nor would any 
snter upon so Quixotic 
Gain ascendancy uv.-r 
ecret conclaves by mere political ma- 
hinery?" Madness run doubly mad! 

We 1 


b iseb-Hs hope?. We k 

it* a!l-p<Twniing influence, its almost 

nipresent power and cunning, and 

d its signs and trace its serpent tnul 

iere others little dream of finding it; 

aud that its blasphemous arrogance 

strutting forth where angel 

foot by reverence is stayed. Its 

rapacity for power leads it to 

seek the scepter and the Grown 

lowan serfs to do its bidding; its 


villi llm- 

rved tbei 

Nor ia there any real ground to fear 
that if political action is inaugurated, 
such action will lead to the formation 
of a mere political party and thereby 
leave an incubus upon the body nolit c 
a bar to further progress, or a shelter 
for political mendacity. 

We never expect to become a political 
party in the strict seme of the wt 
but a " God and morality party," 
Master Mason Brick Pomeroy u 
fcornfully to designate the Republi 
party when that party bad a moral 

Paul he leaned upon and 1 

>rds l 

party of Am 

eking ih 

ler best interest in legislating 
if her pule the affiliating se 
si. There is no danger of our 

American people shall have reached 
that point wbere it demands the 
gation of these various secret org; 

the need of such a party will 
. and ceasing to be needed will ex- 
pire. The anomalous condition of Amer- 
lolitics to day is but the necessary 
of a party devoid of distinctive 

, and the aggregation of thought 
1 men around new centers. Tariff, 
toms, place, power bring desire of 

as thest 

nd de 

iough to my knowledge it baB ney 
sen distinctly so stated, yet then 
hose who argue as though they be 

order, I will r 

; den 


it follow that if other means are 

used and under the blessing of God ac- 

mplirh the desired end, that the end 

complihlied is thereby vitiated! Who 

)uld remand to slavery our colored 

.31 bee 

j the 

of their enfranchisement was the strong 
,rm of the law, and that military law, 
nd not immediatily and dire.ily tff-cl- 
d by the voice and will of the church. 
Who but the infidel or restive libertine 
hurch and state at our Sahbath 
blasphemy, adultery. 

, gambling, the I 


But the history of the 

d;i pr.-O 


God's first choice he has 
past been pleased to co-opert 

1 in this way ; and as this question ii 
one of obligation only.bu 
also of civil rights and national morality 
to the morals of our neighbor/ 
ipecially to to the rising genera 



directed aim brought to bear against 
this evil, and as God in his providen- 
tial dispensations jrives us civil rights as 
ruly as he gives us means of grace fealty 
i> (j.)d demands that we use our civil 
lower as surely as we use our gracious 
.bility to the furtherance of his king- 

aligion, 4, Tbat it ib 
and damning relig- 

It is not proposed to discus 
character of MasonB, ( though 
thing may be incidently said on 
point), but of Masonry, of the ir 

ious principles. Masons may be 
men, but Maaonry did nrt make 
good or help them to be so, Good 
men m*y belong to and uphold a bad 

rinciples of Freem 


, Fellow Craft, 
on, to those wh 

■en tin 

M . o 

erial good. It may have relieved a 

icaniy assistance to the widow; but 
he reports of the order show that by 

far the greater share of its income goes 
the purposes of feasting and display. 

Popery, with its hospitals aod sisters 
>f mercy, may have done some good 
lormonisra has made parts of Utah a 
;arden. The Saracens preserved learn- 

;ood in some way connected with it or 
he earth could not bear it 

But "what do you know about Ma- 
onry ? Are you a Mason I Have you 

re have seen. What do I know about 
London, Paris, Vienna, the Franco- 
ian war ? What do I know about 

f other tl 
ny degret 

1 the evidence of 

.any things which we may 
id heard. 

The 23d Landmark of Fre 

eemasonry are these — 1. What we 
eand hear;'- 1 . What seceding M Lions. 
-ve told us; 3. What adhering Masons 
eak, write and publish. 

, and its principles and 

hich they have spoken in 
darkness has been heard in the light; 
nd that which they have spoken in the 
ar in closets has beeu proclaimed on 

•With the secrets of Freemasonry it 

1 proposed, in ibis discussion, to have 
uiljiug snecitlly to do. It is only its 
vowed and publ shed principles, and 
la principles in one particular aspect, 
s regards the subj-ct of religion, that 

rou wished to learn something 1 
the principles of the republican an 
cratic party, you would not go I 
tstic who neverread a newspapei 
> the leaders of these parties, 1 
their public speakers, writers, new 
3 and platforns. If you wisbt 
rn something of the doctrines 1 
jman Catholic Church, you woul 

\ bishoi 

encyclicals and a 

is of the Vatican, or some 
1 wishing to learn something of 

no further than the 'Blue Lodge." We 
goto its Great Lights.toils High Priests 
and Grand Masters, who have been 
from bottom to top of the "anoient in 
stitution." We go to theatandnrd works 
oi Freemasonry written by these men, 
and everywhere received by the Craft 

If. therefore, any young and newly- 
fi-dged Mason of the first degrees should 
say we know nothing about Freemason- 
ry, (or in the usual vocabulary of these 
men— "it's a lie," "all lies,") we hi 
your pardon, air. We pray you ha' 
iving what you 

IDgton, employed his It 

equally congenial 

new secret societ 

The following il 

i organizing 

"lis of wi-,1. 1 

regard t 

real and never reveal'' anything 
injury. We believe the master in pref 
erence to the slave. And for tbat m 
ler we know more about Freemasoi 
than you, sir. And why? Becai 
we have studied it, which you ne 
did, as you know. Wo have read 
authors. You may have been Btrippi 
hoodwinked, haltered, degraded, and 
then illuminated, approved and colli 
But what of itf That ia the men 
play of the order- Its principle! 
deeper. An intelligent American 
ever been across the ocean, 




What would 
this prove? This— that MaBons area 
unprincipled scoundrels 
and impostors on earth. Publish to 
the world books professing to exhibit 
the principles of Freemasonry, purport- 
be^written by Masonic authors, 
by Masonic publishers, sold by 
c book-sellers; and yet a fraud, a 
M,sonry I 


; of 


nade against any s 
mplied in this evasion' It ranks 
vith counterfeiters and forgers, 
ithers have perpetrated these cru« 
agea upon these authors and the in 
ion, why do not Masons expose t 
Vnd why do Masonic publishers 


is and one for Free- 
•travel from East to 
e of these editions; 

from West to East," and know how to 
your thumb-nail in the right pl.c-, 
get the other. The difference is, 
aftei all, not much. Only in the former 

liety of the order is, in a 

hinly veiled. 

is no escap". It will not 

as to say that the Grand 
High PneBtBofthe order write false- 
hoods, that Mnsonic publishers print 
them, and that Masonic book sellers sell 
hem. That would be allone witheay- 

eated according to the ritual. 

sjon taught by thiB is that ibe 
ate ahould implicitly obey the 

pparent danger, having the as- 
ie, however, that no evil will be- 
all bim. 

instance is related of a loss of life 

ing a few years ago in Philadel- 

n comequence of the omission to 

substitute the immitation spikes for 

the real ones; the candidate obeyed 

order, jumped on the sharp iron. 

and died t'ri m the effects in Ibe lodee 

ger tbat the public 

ouid 1 


The conclusion follows. These books 
■" the works of Freemasons. Tbey 

e genuine. They declare the prinei- 
es of the order. Intelligent men in 
ie lodge and out of the lodge know 

The Masonic standard works relied 
1 to prove the five propositions stated 
joveare, *'A Manual of the Lodge," 
The Masonic Ritualist," "A Lexicon 
' Freemasonry" all "by Albert G. 
Mackey, M. D., Past General Grand 
High Priest of the General Grand 
Chapter of the United States." '-The 
ion's Monitor, edited by Daniel 
33d, Past Master, Past High 
Knight Templar, Past Junior 
Grand Warden, etc" The same prin- 
.liinlly are also found in 
' of Thomas Smith Webb, 
lasonic Manual" of Robt. 
d unimportant 


ciples of I 

will be appreciated by the readers o 
the iSe/„raier. 

During the process of conferring tht 
third degree of tbe Knights of Pythiat 
the candidate is brought before tbe chan 
cellor, the blindfold taken off. and h< 
is shown a two inch plank, about a fooi 
square, in whioh are several sharp iron 
spikes, four inches lone. After exam- 
ining the article he is led away, bui 
presently recalled on the pretense thai 
something has been forgotten, 
his back is turned an india-rubbi 

'■nek ihr<-' 

reply t 


hair over right 
•eg ing -Open 


1 fatal jump to bim, aBtheaban 
ill easily penetrate the soles 
:■ Tne chancellor then gives tht 
nd, ''Executioners, do your 
Four men dreased in bis. 

iwna and black masks, immediately 
eze the candidate by the arms anc 
gs and forcibly seat bim on ibe india 
rubber substitute. Occasionally a ca ndi 
jumps as directed, (he has proba 
teen posted up by a friend). Tb« 

Knight!" Sometimes a candidate of t 
ling turn of mind, jumps ovei 
d spikes, but he is prompilj 
O the starting point, compel! 

led bat 



sof 1 

handed a 

copying, but when about to write cau- 
le table wiih a 1. ud report nVn to 

s the startled aud aa 
himself by writing 

>ake 1 

iof a 

1 skele- 

) third degree in the Knights 
!, the candidate is caused to 

imBelf beside a coffin, in which 
a skeleton; across the coflan 

; the 

1 bant 

le, and the other on his 
occupies this] Oiilion while 
the patriarch (who also is chaplain 
peats the charge or obligation of tbe 
igree. Meanwhile tbe members pres- 


e coffin, tbe gas is turned down, and 
e peculiar flime derived from ;.]■ chi>l 
ixed with salt, throws a lurid light 

The climax of the wtckedaess of 

such proceedings 1b invoking the, bless- 

stantly followed by the right arm out- 
Blreohed upwardly, the open hand side- 
ways, Ibe entire movement ia done 
quickly and with energy. 

The grip.— The two middle fingars 
of right band grasping or interlocking 
the same fanners on tho other's hand. 
— 77w Rpjormtr. 

Freemasonry Forty tears Ap 

Ma. Editdh:— Lfyou think the fol- 
lowing wil be of any public benefit, 
you may give it a place in your paper; 
and when a more convenient opportu- 
nity offers I will give you a detailed ao- 
count of certain circumstances relating 
to the fate of William Morgan. 

"I, the subscriber, John Price, of the 
town of Ledyard in Cayuga county, 
now of the city of Troy, of lawful age, 
say, that I was made a Mason in Friend- 
ship lodge in Ontario ciunty, and have 
tieen honored with tbe R.yal Arch de- 
gree, if it may be called honor. As 
far as I am acquainted with Masonry, I 
elieve the institution to be corrupt, and 
angerous to our free republican gov- 
rnment, and often pervertive 0/ justice, 
have every reason to believe from 
hat I haveseen and what I know, that 
asons generally believe that they are 
aund to carry into effect all the by- 
,wa of the instltuiion, even if it is to 
take the life of a Mason who exposes 
' e secrets of Masunry. 

John Pricb. 
Troy, May 30, 1831 ," 
To tbe Masters, Wardens and mem 
rs or Green Mountain Lodge: — Tha 
idcraigned, living wubin the junsdic- 
m of said lodge, respectfully rrpre- 

refully and impar- 
siigated the principle ol Spec- 
reemasonry, and are fully of 
the opinion that it ought to be laid 

10 longer coi 
with the ii 

be happy t 

Woodstock, Vi. April, 1831. 
As AFFinAV.T.— We berebyde, 
ial in the month 01 February lat 

destroying a neighborhood or * 

, and wss committing depredatio 

■y nightand he knew it, he wou 

-till do it, and ibis delivered to him 



Elias Badcoos, Jr., J. P. 
>ve is taken from a series o 
ts published by the Rev. Perly 
ding Mas 

Berkshire, Vt., 
defending himself against the personal 
peration of his quondam brethren. 
It shows how poisonous are the dootrines 
'reemasoury infuses into culti- 

chnraoter of an oath. Many such we 
■N. T. Whig, 


The Christian Cvnnsnrp coile«i;s-wheato> is partic- thllodue conspiracy auaikst 

Cliiniiro, Tlinr-ila), .\«v. •_'», 1X7;!. 

Special Nofirelo Suliscriupra.-In order 

to keep our mail list paid up aud avoid the 
[lecesaityof seuiliii.k-tiHIii for arn-iraiics. we 
have adopted the plan of sending cheerful 

weeks hefore Hie uKj.iration of every sub 
■t day of January 

•: fr-ii, 

lail lis 

e from our list tl 

edtlnU llii;y ii 

■ if ;i sinirlr- Milisuril-cr v 

CUliuslan!-,> will | mil Wi'li ^''iipl,', 

BPUii us the ix-y (or notify im Hint y 

will send ii| ln.-fore your ?ui>-iripiion'c 
pires tints preventing nuy interruption 

the Cynosure. 

will you not obtai 

ber would give yn 

There are many p 
able to lake the p 
cood use'ofit if sent ' 


o send you a 
jstal c- 

it: or tin- mull may fail (.".iln; it to 
e place of its destination. 
We do not seod postal cards to those 
at they will renew their .-uhseriptious 

If t 

I v-ni 

joonaa possible. 

Come to the Convention! 

Our noble state and the nation i 
beneath the wrongs inflicted by i 
agencies. Rings and robbery an 
ruption abound in high places, 
purity of the Church and integrity of 
the State are in peril. The murder of 
Morgan by Masons, in 1S26, awakened 
the good people to a sense of this. per- 
il- But this awakening proved tempo- 
rary. While good men slept the ene 

tured in secret conclaves, pushed the 
nation to the very verge of ruin. Aoc 1 
now positions of honor and profit art 
mostly in the hands of members of se 


fully on the increase. They seek t< 
enter the Eden of our best households 
They pervert the witness-stand, jury 
box, and the lips of the advocate; and 
even the ermined Judge upon h: 
throne of Justice, and thus strike dow 
the equality of the citizen before the 
law. More than this: some of thei 
take away the key stone from the onl 
arch which spans the distance betwee 
sinful man and a holy God ! The nam 
of the one Mediator t6 excluded from 
their prayers, and even cut from thein^ 
spired word which they profeBs t< 

But happily, this slumber in broken. 
In November of 1870, in the city o 
Syracuse, was organized the New York 
State Association Opposed to Secret So 
cielies. Since then other states hav 
moved in the same direction. An, 
there is a National Association of lik 
chsracter. Already two Anniversar 


e been held by oi 
State Association — the Brat in Roche 
ter, December, 1871: the second i 
Syracuse last Much; and now tr. 
third meets in Daniel's spinous Hall, in 
Seneca Falls, Tuesday evening, Dec 
her 2nd, to continue tbe two follow 
days and evenings. Your presi 
and council are greatly needed. You 
are invited to attend by every interest 
vital to the State. Nation and Mankind. 

Prof. C. A. Blanchard, of Wheaton 
College, Illinois, and other distinguish- 
ed speakers arc to attend and addrcFs 
the Convention, Come, without fail, 
and bring your friends with you. 
A. Chookb, L. N. Stratton, Charles 

MjtRRicK, Z. Weaver, D. Kirkpat 

hick, W. Post, N. Bingham, E. P. 

Sellew, C. F. Hawlkv, G. W. 

Clark, Executive Committee. 

The last Religions Telescope h 
witty and well-conceived article 
•' Finding Colleges," built to ordt 
pioneer towns before the railroad re 
es them. If we must censure any part 
of the article, it is that which puts the 
contrast between the old colleges and 
the new quite too disparaging to the 
latter. Middlebury College graduated 
Mayor Gaines of New York, Rollin 

C. Mallory, chairman of one of the 
most important Congressional commit- 
tees, President Olin of the Wesleyan 
University and Nathan S. S. Beman, 

D. D., of Troy, one of the ablest men 
of this or any other country, while yet 
it waa a new college with but one small 
wooden building. 

The Cynosure is the organ of every 
college which expels secret societies 
rom its halls. At the United Breth- 
en State Conference at Lamoile, 111., 
re were proud to learn that the agent 
f their Theological Seminary said: 
■ The Cynosure has inserted and stands 
ready to insert everything we have sent 
or wish to send them for publication." 
Our brethren will be glad to know 
that Wheaton College has 



!ase of students over 
former years. But erecting these 
buildings under the bitter opposition 
of a ring consist! ng of editors, Borne of 
the professors, and tbjc treasurer of 
Chicago Theological Seminary; 
ked by endorsers of A. H. Quint, 
secretary of the National Congregation- 
al Council. Knight Templar and Mn- 
Ihaplain, living in Boston, New 
and New York, we have had to 
struggle. t]in>ii;;h formid able difficulties. 
We have incurred a debt of something 
more than twenty thousand dollara, 
which must be paid off. We are now, 
heedless of the "panic," or "hard 
tinies," about to appeal to the public 
to pay this debt; which we firmly trust 
paid. Our plan is to 



n..ilu"l_, 'h jirivntL' ..ll.urs, denomina- 
tional expenses, or other charities will 
ie oppressed by it. Eight hundred 
lersons at twenty-five dollars each, in 
ddition to what we have now prom- 
tied, will pay this debt and place a 
college here by Chicago, the gateway 
the interior and the west, which 
II speak with God's enemies, and tbe 
emies of our country, '"in the gate." 

■'Tbe Co 


1 still c 

in colleges; thus betraying the fact 
that it baa read the Cynosure or some 
other prints which call things by their 
right names. Does it not know that 
ita Masonic Temple on Columbia street 
lives and thrives and has its being by 
just such '* tomfoolery " supported in 
part by members of Presbyterian 
churches who take the Presbyter mid 
Herald I And that Rev. Henry D. 
Moore, of the Cincinnati Tract Board, 
has taken twenty-one degrees of such 
" torn-foolery 1 " nay that the same 
" tomfoolery " — supports him as a 
preacher now. If so, why not, as a 
witness for God and truth, speak the 
truth touching these home matters. 
But if it 6ays: "Behold we knew it 
not; doth not he that pondereth tbe 


tall he 

(■■i.-ordi.'f.' 'i 

led home dead and 
buried without an inquest. As they 
wire carrying bun to the grave, Dr. Mc- 
Laren exclaimed to a lending attorney 
of tbe town: "My God, esquire, if that 
man had fallen dead in my house, 
would the coroner have taken no notice 
of it, or allowed burial without an in 
e," replied the lav>- 
would have all the 

Even anti-secret papers, fearless, ac- 
curate, and able as they are, allow the 
npucalyplk beast to escape recognition 
in this discussion. The power oi these 


ll.e.r folly i. 

n their 

lie staple of paganism out from the 
ime web with burning a widow or 
assing infants through tire to Mulocu. 

We learn by a letter from our excel- 
>nt Bro. Crojksofthe Wesley ail, that 
ur next anniversary is receiving cere- 
il attention and that it will doubtless 



n Shakespeare Hall at loBBt one thou- 
iand delegates if we go there. While 
preliminaries are being settled let the 
work of choosing delegates go on. 


■ of(» t 

conspiracy of the Masons to compass 
Senator Pomeroy's destruction. I 
would have put my thoughts in the 
form of an introduction to the letter, 
but owing to the absence of the office 
editor, the letter being directed to Hie 
Cynosure it was printed before I eaw 

The statement of '-Photizo" corres- 
ponds with what I heard repeatedly 
during my recent lecture tour in Kan- 
sas. Although it was apparent that 
the conspirators had succeeded not only 
in accomplishing Hi* political assassin- 
ation of their victim, but also in creat- 
'ng, I may say, in public minds that 
perplexity and uncertainty iu which 
mystic craftiness everseeka to shroud 
its crimes and by which it is bo often 
able to prevent suspicion from ripening 
into conviction. As the cuttle fish es- 
capes from its pursuers by darkening 

capes public condemnation. Obstruct- 
ing men's intellectual vision by inter- 
posing the inky blackness of their mystic 
craft, they glide away from the place of 
evil action and are not perceived. 

Thus it is charged that after Sena- 
tor Pomeroy's Chicago speech, the Ma- 
sons determined upon his political 
death, for the simple reason that he dis- 
approved of Freemasonry and dared to 
speak his sentiments. Of this the facts 
stated by"Photizo" are strong proof. At 
first, the Masons neetned lo have forgut- 
en their usual caution. Their rage anil 
confidence transported numbers of them 
beyond the bounds of mystic, discretion . 
The cool ones Boon hushed the talk- 
era and the plot waB carried out 
with exemplary slyness; except that a 
few of the actors, impelled it would 
seem bv the fatality which always at 
tends great crimes, made no secret of 
the fact that they deliberately set a trap 
for their victim and enticed him into it. 
But now when you charge this design 
of ensnaring ami .niussi paling politi. ally 
upon Masonry as an act of pure ven- 
geance, they say, No — Masonry had 
nothing todo with it — nothing wag said 
about his Anti-masonry. Of course 
not When men purpose to do a deed 
of wicked malice, do they not naturally 
seek out some false pretense and justifi- 
able motive ? Are they not at great pains 
toconcea! the evil motive for the deed? 
Certainly, if they intend to strike but 
conceal the hand, they always provide 

And again they say Masonry 
bad nothing to do with it, for 
many of Pomeroy's fast and most ae 
live friends were Masons. But this 
cuts no figure in this ease. For Ma- 
sons in the lower degrees know as little 
of what is done in the higher as pro- 


er. Aud let it be remembered that as 
in religion they are not all Israel that 
are ol Israel; bo in tbe counterfeits of 
religion, they are not all Masons that 
are in the lodge, but only those who in 
their hearls consent to tbe supreme au- 
thority and control of Masonic ostbe. 
There are many nominal Masons who 
erroneously suppose Masonry acknowl- 
edges that the will of God or the law 
of absolute right, is paramount to a 
Masonic oath and of such force and su- 
premacy as to render every Masonic 
duty which conflicts with it asm. But 
the 'Simon pure" Masons many of them 
consider that the Masonic oath is so aw- 
fully sacred that whatever it may re- 
quire is right, is the highest and most 
inperious duty. And others of them 
don't care whether it is so or not: they 
intend to keep their Masonic oaths 
whether or no, and intend that other 
Masons shall be of the same- mind or 
they will not trust them with Masonic 
secrets, These "simon pures" are the 
real Masons, the ones who employ 
Masonry lor the evil to which it is adapt- 
ed. The others seek, but vainly, to 
employ it for good purposes. Since 
then there are two such dissimilar class- 
es in the lodges, deceivers and deceived, 
we may always take it for granted 
that the deceivers, the • 'Bimon 
pures" perform tbe villainous worltand 
keep its secrets from the deceived and 
honest members as carefully as they do 
from outsiders, only using both as un- 
conscious cat's-paws, as far as possible to and keep them in ignorance of their 
ma i -niiis designs. Therefore tbe hon- 
est Mtifona may have adhered to Sena- 
tor Pomeroy and known nothing of any 
Masonic conspiracy. This would not 
offend the conspirators, but delight 
them. For it was so necessary that 
some Masons should adhere to their 

-,l th< 


spiracy, tbi 

friend among them they would beyond 

doubt have deputed a sufficient number 

feign themselves such in order to divert 

suspicion from tbe lodge. The fact 
therefore that Pomeroy had many 
friends among the Masons, pretended or 
real, has not the least weight against 
the evidence in favor of the charge of 
Maso ic conspiracy. 

Bn t further it is claimed that the Sen- 
ator did resort to bribery. And there- 
fore it was not a Masonic conspiracy, 
but his own corrupt action that ac- 
complished his defeat. Here is the 
only difficulty in the case. We bave 
on one hand the oath of York, who 
plainly ought to believed only so far as 
other clear evidence confirms his testi- 
mony. And on the other we have the 
oath of Senator Pomeroy who plainly 
ought to be believed implicitly, unless 
there is clear and decisive evidence to 
the contrary. As yet the develop- 

case of all uncertainty or doabt respect- 
ing the guilt or innocence of Senator 
Pomeroy. The public needs more light. 
But whether the legal invesligalions 
that are pending shall vindicate or con- 
vict him, the evidence that tbe Masons 
did corruptly conspire to assassinate 
him politically, for no cause but freely 
expn Mmg hissenliini.'iila against secret 

main the same whatever may be the re- 

fault of the psndiog trials. They laid a 
snare for the innocent: for every man 
is to be held innocent until proved guil- 
ty. By their own showing they tempt- 
ed him lo do tbe wrong of which they 
accuse hiin. And if they prove bim 
guilty that will not prove their inno- 
cence. They have proved no wrong 
done by him but that in which they 
were the tempters. It was sad indeed 
that our first parents yielded to the 
wiles of the tempter. But if the tempt- 
ed, for yielding, fell, burelythe tempt- 
er shall not go unscathed. His malice 
lost none ofits criminality by its success. 

Whatever the final verdict may be on 
the charge of bribery in this case, its 
nistory furnishes abundant proof that 
Freemasonry is precisely adapted to 
tbe most malignant conspiracies; and 
that however many honest men there 
may be in the lodges, there are not 
wanting, and from the secret nature of 
the order never will be wanting, bad 
men enough in it to employ lb eat adapt 
ations for the infernal purpose of ruin- 
ing even the most innocent aLd worthy 
men, for no other cause than daring to 
speak their most profound convictions 
against Masonry. We only regret that 
Mr. Pomeroy when he drew hissword 
bad not thrown away the scabbard and 
repeated bis deadly blows as oflen as 
he had opportunity. Had he spoken 
twenty times against Masonry, Masons 
could only have done their worstagaiust 
him; and that they have done as it is. 
But had he repeated his blows with the 
cool determination of one bent on vic- 
tory or death, he would have cowed 
the cowards and put them to ignomin- 
ious flight; or at least, brought out 
such devclopements of Masonic malig- 
nity as would have saved him what he 
suffered by trusting to their smiles and 
deceitful kisses. 

It is to be hoped that Prof. Wilder, 
Dr. Crosby, Hon..Wm. Evarls, and 
all others will understand trout this 

ic bate by once speaking out boldly 
against it gains nothing, but loses 
much by subsequent silence. Masonry 
knows nothing of the true doctrine of 
forgiveness. It is a cruelly ravenous 
and cowardly beast that slinks basely 
from the firm glance of the fearless bu- 
maneye; but woe to the wretch who 
rouses it aud then turns to flee or gives 
iiiilicitii'iu; of fear. fi. 


— After a brief l.ut hopeful series o 
meetings at Freedom, Lasalle county 
til., Bio. Sloddard has turned lowarc 
Minnesota at the urgent solicitation o 
friend Oren Cravatb, He will returi 
before the new year, the Lord willing. 

— "-The Evangelical Repository and 

as they are not tolerated." That will 
be a happy day for our youth when 
the same may be said of all our iosti 

—The Cynosure of October 30th 
notices a meeting held during th< 
Evangelical Alliance in the office of th< 
Christian Union (the ''sanctum" o 
OHverJohnBon, tbe Free Religionist) ic 
favor of a union of churches. Bro. 
Stevenson of the Christian Statesmen 
corrects. The meeting was not in th< 
Christian Union office, but in Dr 
Burchird's church (Presbyterian), and 
two preliminary conferences were hell 
in the office of the Church Union, t 
Christian journal devoted to the reform 
its name indicates. 

—The notorious "Senator" Yo: 
ol Kansas, following the way of oth 
adventurers of like character, has e 
tered the lecture held. He is a 
nouneed to speak in this city on Satu 
day next; subject, " Wealth as a P 
litical Power." His auditors w 
doubtless l»: entertained with the a 

of bis 

of U. S. Senators who dare attack th 

— The disposition of Kansas secre' 
ism toward Ex-senator Pomeiov come 
out in tbe following note from a Dape 
edited by Miller, '-past grand masier 
of Kansis Odd-fellows: 

" While the Odd-fellows and Mason 
were sending money by 

■r" Imldin 

town, brother! 

Brail inl County Association, 

The Bradford County Anti-secn 
aociation will bold its next qua 
meeting at Vdugbt Hollow, Bradford 
county. Pa.. December 17th and 18th. 
Elder J R. Baird is expected teaddreai 
the convention. The following breth 
ren are cordially invited; Bro, Post of 
Montrose, N. Callender of Green Grov. 
H. Lounsberry, D. P. Rathbun, an 
all lovers of the truth and Christianity 

By order of the Committee, 

J. T. Rossbll. 

We desire 1 
of the Indiana 
tiou publisOed 
throughout the 

before the con. 

I would be 
dress of some 

a have the 
in the co 

mon peopl 

nic Conven 
nty paper 

nl directlj 

pleased to 

h :v h \:X 


If you feel like aiding 

dersigned. and a printed 

copy of Iht 

Take che.e 

Inm publish them. 
The vice-presidents of 

r «od have 
the Indiana 

Mini me their addresses without fat 

Send to Rev. S. B. Ekvin, 

Hartsville, Bartholomew Co., Indii 


•' The Associate Presbyterian," of 
Philadelphia, had each in their No- 
vember numbers able editorials on the 
dedication of the Masonic temple ic 
that city, 

—The call of the New York SlaK 
committee is out and muat be heard. 
The ylorioua meetings at Rocbesiei 
and Syracuse cannot be forgotten, Lei 
the preaunt one be a step further on. 
Bro. Slratlon of the WesUyan is re 

; but i 


lor Hi.- 


— Crawford county, Pennsylvania, 
polled forty-three Anli-masonic votes in 
the late election. 

—The article on the "Religion of 
Freemasonry " on our first page, is ibe 
first of a series published in the United 
I'retftylvritiii last summer from the 
pen of R«v. J. P. Lylle of New Con- 
cord, 0, It is a thorough and syste- 

Christian Absocu 
■o Seckbt Sooietibi 

NDMQ NOV. 1ST, 1873 

res delivered . . 10 
e . een .*523 57 

'e 100 60 $033 

.. R ."!..' 505 00 

'.".'."" 13000 

In Indiana 

In Iowa 

In Illinois 250 00$ 1 

T. til of ui-.u ic-: itv.tilable for 

ilillerent parts "f Hit work. . 1, 70S 07 

TriivHiiig expeusos -■- 314 .')J 

Total 11.848 08 

Stale Agents appointed: Rev. J. T. 
Kiggins for Indiana; Rev. H. H. Hin- 
man fur Wisconfcin. Arrangements are 
pending for tbe appointment of state 
agents in Ohio and Illinois. 

This report is tbe Brst one that has 
been sent in under the new arrange- 
ment and we think it will be regarded 
with satisfaction by tbe members of our 
Association. Ilshows that your agent 
has lectured on an an average four 
times a week for ihree months of the 
year and three limes n week during tbe 

icportahowa success, for he has, through 
tbe bl'ssing of God been able, besides 
lecturing more than three limes a week, 
to render $425.44 more tban his entire 
salary and expenses available for the 
enlargement of your operations. 

Mr. Sloddard enters upon a new 

year of labor in good health, witb 
courage and a rich fund of oipe 
acquired from his past labors which 
justifies the oipectalion that the lum 
mary of his next annual report will b 

Hews of oiar Worls 

, Ikd. , 
of the 


Committee of the Noble County 
Secret Association, a fair audience 
telligent men and women met 
Town Hall for the double purnoso of 

auxiliary to the c-j 

aliening to a lecture on tbe evils of U> 

tonry by Rev. J. L. Barlow. 

Having met at soven o'clock p. m.- 
that being the appointed hour — the 
Vice President of the county associa- 
tion called the houis to order, when iht 
following aonstiliittou waa rtad ami 
adopted : 

Art. 1. This soeiety shall be called 
the Perry Christian An 


Noble County Association. 

[The other articles aresucl 
ually adopted for local organ; 

Aftar the adoption of thii 
tion the following olEoers were duly 
elected for the ensuing yesr: A. H. 
Humphreys, President; L. J. Naville, 
Vice President; C. Q. Fait, Secretary; 
S N. Pence, Treaourer; and J. M. Fry, 
S. L. Smith and Win. Leuty, mem- 
bersofthe Executive Committee. 

The organisation being completed, 
prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. Bar- 
low, after which that gentleman pro- 
ceeded immediately to show the evils ol 

of the highest repute among intelligent 
Masons that Masonry is a religion, ant 
claimed by Masonic authors to be supe 
rior to therelgion of tbe Bible ei 
taught by Chriit and the Apostles, 
The speaker also showed that the bes 
Masonic authors claim that tbe Masoni. 
inatitutioo is in principle and in prac 
tice similar to the ancient mysteries, 
termed by most authors "Ancient Ma 
sonry," and which ibe Apostle Paul 
condemns in Eph. V- 11, 12- He also 
showed to the satisfaction of all unhii 
ed minds that Masonry interferes wi 
the rights of every American citii a n, 
The meeting closed subject to a ci 
by the Executive Committee, 

C. G. Fiix, Set>y. 

A Good Sleeting in Pike county.— 

Congregational Asanclallon Kcsolv 
On the Lodge Question. 

Editor of the Cynosure: 

I have just returned from a meetii 
in the southeast corner of Pike coun 



the adherents of tbe lodge were 
The enemy was routed for they had 
boasted that I would be answered, but 
although opportunity was given, nt 
one said a word. Both lectures wen 
endorsed publicly by a United Breth- 
ren minister. Rev. E. Thomas, whoii 
also a seceding Mason, and at Iboclost 

passed, without a dissenting voice, ir 
which the people pledged themselves tc 
act in the church and at the polh 
against the whole family of secret abom 
■nations. They expect soon to organ 

the floor a 

em to you. 
.end our Slat 


rms against th- 

of the right. 
taper and enclosi 
t that I could no 
veniion which i 

I pray God to be i 
n for reform, 
T. B. MoCoruicx 
The resolutions above noticed folli 
Many will rejoice to see this mark 
progress of our cause: 
"Whkrkab, The qui 
iocieties is beir g agitated in our coun- 
ty, and whereas they are thought to be 
i conflict with the interests of the 
'hristian religion, and the correct prin- 

Resolved, That the subject calls for 

the prayerful consideration of all Chrisl- 

, and further we will give our en- 

■agemenl lo a prudent investigation 

nd alter a lengthy and calm discus- 
a vote of the whole house was tak- 
ffhich was declared by tbe modera- 
i favor of said 

Minutes of tlio Anti-Secrecy and Ke- 
form Association. 

Portland, October 22, 1873. 
In accordance witb a call published 
by Wilson Mdligan and others for a 

mbled u 

in Miller's Hall. 

Wilson Milligan was elected chairman, 
and J. L. Manley, Secretary, pro tem. 
Rev. J. T. Kiggins led the audienoe in 
prayer. After appointing a committee 
to draft a constitution, the Association 
abjourned until 1 o'clock, P. M. 

At the hour appointed the conven- 
tion assembled, and waa opened with 
devotional exercises. The following 
constitution was then read and unani- 
mously adopted: ■ ■ . 

We, the undersigned residents of Jay 
county, Indiana, for the purposes of 
general reform, and in the name of the 
God of the Bible, and of Jesus Christ, 
His divine and "only begotten Sun," 
our Saviour, do ordain the following 
articles of constitution: 

1. This society shall db known as 
the Jay County Anti-secrecy and Re- 
form Association, auxiliary to tbe Na- 
tional AsBocialious of Christians Op- 

[The other articles define the object, 
tbe officers' duiies, provide for a semi- 
annual meeting, etc.] 

The thanks of the Association were 
tendered to E, B. Kikendall and Wm. 
C. Miller for the use of iheir Halls. 

It wae resolved that all meetings of 
this Association shall be opened and 

Wilson Milligan and J. H. Wolford 
ere chosen delegates to the Slate con- 


,■■■,! IVn 

i who 


cise jparttality and favoritism toward 
those witb whom tbey covenant, are 
disqualified to act well the part of 
American cilixens, and totally unfitted 
to exercise the functions of any office 
of trust at tho hands of a free people: 
believing that the first requisite in a 
servant of the public ie that be be a free 
man, untrammeled by covenants of this 

lii'sUvifd, That we hereby authorixi 

State convention at Westfield to take 
slcps towards organizing a Stale party 
and nominating a State ticket before 

Resolved, That tbe time has come 
when good citizens, regardless of former 
political standing, are culled upon to 
withdraw their suffrages from the cor- 


j part 

iish a copy of the proceedings of Ini 
onvention for publication in the Port- 
ind Commercial and Portland Demo- 

The next meeting will be held at 
liber, on thesecond Saturday of April, 
874. Wilson Million, Pres. 

J.h. Manley, Sec'y, pro tem. 

Breaking »w Oround— Iter. S. 

Northern Iowa is, as are doubtless 
II sections of our land, largely under 
ie control of Masonry. 

Rev. S, Smith has been doing some- 
ling in the way of lecturing all about 
ie country to siir up tbe people on 
aiB subject. Uotil lately however, be 
ad been unable to get access to two 
f the most important villages of this 
;ction, viz: Osage and Charles City. 
te has just given three very good lec- 
ires in each place. The former vil- 
ige has been, almost from the first 
Mtlement of the country hereabouts, 
stronghold of Ibis dark oath-bound 
■aternity. When I was stationed there 
i years ago as pastor, supplying the 
M. E. pulpit, it was tbe boast that 
the organization of the church 
there had been but one preacher in 
e who had left the place without 
being initiated, il be was not a Mason 
ben he came. During that year a 
tckage of the "American Freemason." 
monthly magazine, was sent to the 
crelary of the lodge, who was also a 
leading official member of the church, 
for the purpose of obtaining sub- 
ribers, which boldly placed the 
.Ihorily of Moses and Jesus Christ as 
ligious teachers, on a level with Zjr- 
ster of Persia. Confucius of China, 
d the Arabian Iconoclast, leaving 
ery member of the fraternity at per- 
fect liberty to choose among them. It 
gave the following in substance, and 
nearly in the same words, as the creed 
of Masonry : It teaches that God is the 


in The Orand Lodge of Illinois before I mediately and tell him plainly that be 
the People. musl pref6r his cnarge9 Kt once 

triumph of good over e> 
and for tlie faults, toll,, 
his brother man he rnu 
the heaven-born virt 


Were tbts creed uniyenml, and 
tie teaching* everywhere obeyed, this 
world would be n paradise and Mason- 
ry without a mission. Thus by an art- 
ful divorce of these three cardinal 
Christian graces mentioned by St. Paul 
from ^Christ, their source and center, 
f infidelity 

was being introduced ii 
nity to poison the nasu 
even of professed Christian famili 
About the same time the corner aLt 
of the Cedar Valley Baptist Semini 
wa3 laid by the Mnons with bypoci 
ical ceremonies and lying address 
the principal, and pastor of the chm 
1'rothering the fraternity by a com] 




III. Nov. 10th. 1873. 
—I was made a Mast* 
nember of Yntea Cit 
, about the lot of Jam 
was expelled by th 
h, 1873, for writing th 
^as published over m 
signature in your paper of May 13ib 
1873. On my first entry into the tudjj- 
I was addressed by the W. M. eubstan 
linlly as followed the precise form of 

Mil Euito 
Mason and i 
Lodge, No. 4 

lodge, June 1 

I had better let Ben. alon 
that there was considerable irritatii 
on the subject which would die out 
let alone. I replied, "That is not n 
way of settling difficulties. If there 
rough. to 



9 of turning a soul from th< 
downward way of eecrelism. 
much may the 52 number* 
h for Oud'e truth t The pa. 




■<i the power of thr ordt 
ction with the late lee 

ture. A prominent merchant there 

bad -offered us the use of a splendid 
ball for tho purpose, free of charge. 
He afterward recalled it, nnd put on a 
nominal charge, evidently to avoid be- 
ing proscribed by the Masons, and in 
jured in business. Thus the "ima^t 
of the beast" has power to speak and 
may buy or sell who 


i 1 1. . - i« 



it is hoped that e 

will bear fruit. 

made of the ami-Christian 

the religion of Masonry as shown in e 

eluding the very name of Christ fro 

its authorized worship; to which a weak 

attempt w:« made 

by saying that Christ created the world 

and was therefore worshiped a3 

Great Architect of the Universe." 

only other argument I beard of 

the usual one of slandering the |i 

orders. An eff irt was previously midc 
to secure the Baptist church, by con- 
sultation with the pastor, who claimed 
to be anti-secret in principle. The con- 
sent of the church authorities however 
was not obtained, but the paster prom- 
ised to read the notice of the lectures 
in the congregation the preceeding Sab- 
bath. Accordingly a notice was pre- 
pared and sent in, but was not read. 
Just before the opening of the first lec- 
ture in the Congregational church, the 
following was handed us to be read. 
1 'There will be an oyster and ice cream 
supper in the basement of the Baptist 
church tliisevening. By orderof Com." 
This iilfu-deil opportunity foi 

and t 


tially as that 
5 left for their r 
ince here alsc 
lity where 


bers have professed the high and boly 
state of entire eanctification, very few 
sympathizers Appeared, and perhaps 

9 moved I 

l by this profes 

How painfully this fact illustrates 
the statement of the lecturer that in 
the days of the anti-slavery a'ilation, 
the highest professors of religion were 
at the South, and amoug slave holders, 
But ibis race is not to the swift, nor 
the battle to the strong. "Not by 
might, nor by power , but by my spirit, 
saith the Lord." This is a righteous 
warfare, and we may well appeal it to 
the God of battles, and confidently ei 

C. M. Damon. 
Charles City. Iowa, Oct. 29, 1873. 

remittance. He says of the Cyn 
It grows better and better as ot 

and i 

with i 




againBt secrecy in every form, instead 
of weaknesses as the enemy and funt- 
hearled friends described it in its be 
ginning. It showeo that God is more 
powerful thad the enemies of the cross. 
God moves his church and the enemy 
feds hi* power, and the end la not yet. 
The temples of Babel that arc built and 
the parade and shows that are made, 
show the strength of Satan to maintain 



their danger will, as they did forty 

speed the day lb my e 

of the utmost 

porlancf to every candidate for 
mysteries of Masonry): Mr. Hobini 

for the first time in your life 
stand before the altar of Freemasonry 
noble institution than which ha 
listed. We admit none know 
i our ranks, but the charitable. 
the just and upright Such personi 
Jciated together naturally seek 
each other's welfare. For our oi 
curity we bind our members by solemn 
obligations which when once taken can 
never be repudiated or set aside. I am 
however free to inform you that there 
is nothing in the obligation which you 
will be required to take that will con- 
flict with your duty to your God, your 
country, your neighbor, or yourself 
With this pledge oo my part as the 
master of this lodge are you willing to 
take upon yourself such an obligation 
as alt Masons have taken. 

This question I of course answered 
m the affirmative; for how was it pos- 
sible for me to foresee tbat in the event 
of a dispute between the W. M. and 
myself, these solemn obligations, which 
can never be repudiated or set aside and 
from which there is no escape but by 
expulsion and consequent disgrace, were 
to be interpreted by the associated 
Worshipfuls (Grand Lodge) as might 
best suit their selfish purposes. Be- 
fore becoming a Master Mason and mem- 
ber of the lodge, I was required to take 
in equivalent for an oath of allegiance 
iO the Grand Lodge. Before being in- 
italled as master of a lodge the W. M. 
;lect is required to take the obligations 
ipperlaining to the 6th degree of Ma 
onry including an obligation to con- 
eal the secrets of that degree from all 
Masons of aujnferior degree. All 

I) di-.jji.j3cd of by the W.. rein;. fill 
era iu Grand Lodge aesembli 

the subje. 

•,11,.,-v i hi 


ion to the evidence of all th 
ies; nnd left him with the in 
on his part that I intended to drop 
controversy and allow him to have 
I his own way. But this letter has 
i drawn out to a greater length 
i I intended and it is about time 

my .ir-iiMier I described to you one 

,M SS |.,1 , 

' which black sheep 
:o the Masonic fold, 
In my next I propose to show youhow 
the thing is done in tbe Eltuwoud 
Lodge, as tbe process has been de- 
scribed to me by Harrison Steele. The 
W. M. of said Lodge agreeB with me 
that all foul work that is tolerated by 
d Master ought to be exposed. 

the . 

Hoping to ; 
a, I remain, 
W. H. Rod ii 

Incident or the 31 or Tragedy. 

The Methodht Free Press relates the 

Charles Young, a Maeon, was con- 
L'rsing with a brother Mason, and some 
of hie remarks being somewhat Mason- 

it 1" He having repealed these 
i, old Mr. Haze, who was one of 
the by standers, finally made this reply : 

3d 1 km 


giance to the Grand Lodge he 

gates himself to obey the will i 

bound by "Uh to assist each othe: 
aining their authority over tl 


.cb other in the 

,nd the 


by the written laws of Masonry, 
every Mason is bound to obey 
according to his obligation as a Master 
tfason. Worshipful Masters are re- 
ponsible for their conduct while in 
•ffice, not to the lodges over which 
bey preside, but to the Grand Lodtre. 
)r in other words they are responsible 
inly to each other. And they are very 
ipl to excuse each other's transgress 
ons when only the rights of an inferior 
lass of Masons are concerned. 

After receiving tbe letter from Grand 
Jaster Hawley in which he refused to 

.gainst Benj. Kersey, who was acting 

Vorshipi'ul of Yates City Lodge, July 

8th, 1772, I went to G. N. Pierce who 

'as (hen W. M. and asked him if he 

:new of any process by which a disaat- 

sfied Mason could obtain an honorable 

liecharge. He replied that be did not 

;oow of any such process, but thought 

that perhaps tbe Grand Master might 

a special dispensation if I could 

give good reason for being dissatisfied. 

I told him that I was dissatisfied on 

ount of their being no reap jnsibiliiy 

the part of the W. M. He told me 

thst was a mistake; the W. M's. were 

responsible, not to the lodges over 

bich they presided, but to a power 

at would be likely to deal with them 

uch moro severely than would their 

lodges. I then told him that the Grand 

Master had refused to investigate the 

harge made by me against Benj. Ker- 

.nd I l 

-eral r. 

f the lodge thought, that such 
things ought to be investigated; that 
neat investigation would hurt do 
ut the guilty. He eaid that be 
ad received a letter from the 
Grand Master informing him that 1 had 
-ounde (in bis opinion) for com- 
t. I-Iu furthermore mu 
ibe Grand Muster's refusal to in- 
gate was the end of the matter, 
b Ben. Kersey should prefer char- 
ges against me for malicious proBecu- 
, and Ben was threatening to pre- 
uch charges. I replied to this that 
Otlld not allow Bun. Kersey or any 
r man to hold a threat of that kind 
my head; tbat [should sea him im- 

but die 

t the lodge in Lewii 
night Morgan was brought 
not attend. I am sorry I did 
if I bad Morgan would not have been 
murdered!' " These cool and very 
pointed remarks fully convinced Mr, 
Young that Mr. Haxe at least knew 
something about it, hence be availed 
himself of that precious Masonic jewel 

to hob 
i Congress every i 

tian character of the 
i synods, conference 
e Lutheran church i 
lg which there is occ 


the bemlil of travel rs i 
and business men.— J. H. 
ing among the Vokimalndi 

the hotels 
/ilbur labor- 
ns of Oregon 

will abandons tobacco. Four hundred 
Indians are under his charge. 
the meeting of the General Mis- 

ci'ivt-d f.r the yea 

peases for tbe same time $725,000 

there is yet a ballance of 442.000 on 


-Bishop Cummins of Ken. 
lucky published last Saturday in the 
Tribune a renunciation of the Episco- 
pal church. It is thought he intende 
head a revolution in that dennmina 
n similar to the Old Catholic move- 
nt in Germany of which Dr. Rein 
na is sole Bishop, but hie ability for 
;ha reform is questioned. 
Couhtrv— Much excitement exi B t 
all the Urge cities over the Cubai 
mbles. Wiiile the right of the 
amer VirginiuB to sail under th* 
uted States Hag is generally doubted. 

A Trad fund for the Frae Distribution of Tracts. 


ii No. i, p»rt rnarr-Sbowa'lhB orifrlnof Bpeonlath 

if- Kii!-,,';',i \-iV>'kY.""' 

he wholesale c 

.ssacre r,f I 

r crew and 

piSBPFigerB is 


fhe governmer 

t is prepariri 

g the navy 

Of all this Mr. Rob, 



preacher a 



was murdered by tbe 

r he woulc 

or could 

rented th 

ng of the 

f he had 

he was c 

ailed to do 

upon the 

jot upon 

n was bro 

lght in,' 


York, Pa., Oct. 25, 1873. 
'.itor Cynosure: — About ten days 
his Stale held an election. Iu 

ounty (York ) we had only the 
>ld corrupt parties in the field. 
The full Democratic vote is about 0,000, 
and the full Republican vote is about 
7000. Now, the important fact to which 
I desire to call your attention is, that of 
the 9000 only about 5000 were foolish 
enough to go to the polls to vote for 
the Democratic Masonic ring candidates, 
while 3700 bliudmen cast their ballots 
for the Itpeublican Masonic ring tick- 

feel sad to hear tbat 
nen gave their support 

. M .-'inic rin;:i . 

It u 

731)0 voters 

hare the dus 

from their ey 

cs and have sen 

o choose ne 

ther, when tw 

York county 

men are very f 

act tbat so ir 

at burnt' alio 

a that they are 

to smell bad 


Tho time 

las certainly c 

■anise a urea 

political party 

I K -form 

) b- held 


Library Hall. Piitsburgh, on tbe 4th 

id 2th of February next. 

From Mr. Spinner's annual report 

there appears a large falling off in the 

pi* of the U.S. Treasury, chiefly 

.o reduced taxation. The cus- 

reeeipts fell short $-28,280,- 

183. As the appropriations for 

and. He 


of this country 
homes for farm laborers'.— The stree 
of Memphis have nearly resumed the 
usmd appearance, the fever having er 
1 1 rely abated, and the absentees r 


ial of ' 

iany fame, is proc 

of New York i 
du' u\^ jiruu-B of dry goods to ratee 
dora touched. A. 1 Sit wart wil 
be undersold. The country will 
the benefit. 
Foreign. — The Spanish autburiti 

soldiery fromSpriin who virtually rule 
hind. — M.cMahon sent a message 
i newly convened French Assem- 
Jsinng the term of his presidency 

!'■;»■ Edition cf S :nj;r.'s 

Qliver's History of Initiation, 


secretsIf MASONRY. 



This is a one ]>aei tra'i. c.llmi: tho i.itrntion of the public 

tin' .lvS|Mtn -iii.l r;.lnu...4.. t.ik-- ..f i-'R-eiuasonry. Price 

Extracts From Masonic Oaths and Penalties, i 
Sworn to by the Grand Lodge of Ehodo Island. 

Hon. John Ouincy Adams' Letter, 

Giving Hisnnd His Father's Opinion of Freemason 

Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

Uivlni; ili- Oiiijiinn of rrccanisnTiry 1*:!-!;. 

Satan's Cable Tow. 

"Freemasonry is 0nlvl52 Years Old,' 

"Murder and Treason not Exceeptd," 


Rate, WuelUy Edition. 

Club Rntoi, FortnlRhtly- 

Frasmasonryln tbe Clauroh. 

Address of Uiagara. County Association, How York. 

Concerning the Morgan Murder, and the characlt 
lurders. BOcia.' per 100, or $4.00 per 1,000. 

Judge Whitney and Masonry. 


Chancelor of the University of N- 
Y., on Seoret Societies. 



Si: Bsisons why i Christian should not bo a Freeman 


Who Murdered Capt. Wm. Morgan? 


Abduction and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

This ia a Book of Thrilling Interest, and 
shows clearly that 

Wis. Morgan mi Murdered lj Fisson. 


HTSee Sample Paces below. 


ordera. While lltus 

or 6 of his friends ur 


vus" t°io "En- it 


refused to exhibit or 

mind of Miller or his 


issued by a magU- 

ed Ihataboutedayi 

nnd Miller, Dame 

t JJu 

tuviu. has been men- 

,1 i, II I I 

nd. as Miller d 
i::t~tl~:<: f tV3 
lhl,im.l,ann B le, 



sum the room, one of the ijiiard, I..I.I him in language 

ud enough I,. I,- ird by all ill til,- r,...i.i. thai he was n.,1 

be tried at Le Hoy, nor to atop there, nor Iu be 
ied by an ordinary tribunal, but was going where Mor 
in was. Millcr.iskrd. "What tribunal T He re],Iicd."YoU«ill 
e." The others ina.le no remarks in denial or explanation, 
it be heard „ue man say [., another, "Miller is millnmi. lull 
iei,k/W,i /r .e„/,Ve." "To detail nil ill,- elusive fulseliu.ids 
id idle assertions, by which French and his eoadjul 



ug with Miller to 

.nd fro 


llnl nine Ins 



. the whole crowd jiroeeeded. 

Le Hoy, 1 miles, and after many efforts 
part of French to prevent him ftoui so doing, Miller 
sself placed before the justice, who had issued the 
I. French then gave directions to two of his assist- 
mil disappeared. Miller slaid in the office about half 

, duri 

which t 

, |il:,l„, 

.1,111, Ue 

, ..r pli.ii.till 

..f.|H-..r'-.l a.'i.iii. Tl j i- former en<]<.:iv.*m 

and Johns suddenly 
to seize Miller bv the 

collar, and called loudly for help to r 

Julius luik-'i! if Uluiv was no person llic 

e who would help to 

|mw..-i.>ii ■■!' Mi He i', In- snn'ft'.l.'.l in mil 

and after another ineffectual atlvrnp 

were made to regain 
by" French and hU 

■ivsueiLites (.u proven I him. he returned Im.'iil nwlil I" liniaviu, 
and relieved his family from terror and alarm. That thia 
lawless assemlihiife uf iieii ti«>k [>l:n'e fur the purpose of se- 
eurirLL; tho,uri_-st of Miller, by virtue uf a process never in- 
tended to lie aeled upon, w •■ shall lake n<> trouble to show to 
the public. We have com lusive pnn.f fnuii the <*\pivss de«- 
larations of those v\n> led the troop, ami from various other 
sources, Unit one of thf olij..-cts they I. ad in view was to pull 
down the ollice of Milk,, it" that should be necessary for ths 




Thyuolitun pWu, 

Shall yet be glad for Him 

and He -shall 

(Tby kinfidooi cunie), wltl 

His revealed 


rtiuforeais; thoy Bhftlldtop 

their prec.oua 

And sbcd for Him their 

aim; aud He 

ahull yield 


"Then all the soothed wii 

ds H hall drop 

(Thy kingdom com 


No tbey shall shout and shout, 
Ruining their lovely loyalty about U 
dewy plain, 
And valleys round about. 

Lift up thy voici 

I shall ui 
Lift up, O Earl 

Thy Lord: and 

The Republic of Liberia, 

Just two hundred years after the 
May-flower had brought the Pilgrim 
Fathers of America to Plymouth Rock, 
another pilgrim band with hearts as 
brave, nud love of liberty ^as strong, 
eailed away from these shoren to seek 
in distant Africa a land of freedom. 

In due time, we are told, the £Ood 
ship Elizabeth lauded her eighty-eight 
emigrants, colored persons, from the 
States of Pennsylvania, Virginia, Mary- 
laud aud New Yurk on the equatorial 

Theee were the Pilgrim Fathers of 
Liberia. The story of their adventures 
reads like the pages of our own early 
history, and it is as thrilling as any ro- 
mance. We hear of hardships and 
perils, nobly met, w.iatings by disease 
and death, fierce encounters with sav- 
age foes — albeit their brethren — incited 



i God. 

i for 

supplied by the American Culonizitiou 
Society, just then organized, as its con- 
stitution explains, ''for the purpose of 
colonizing with their own consent, in 
Africa, people of color residing in the 
United States," and by the United 

administration of President Monroe, had 
just decreed the return of Africans 
rescued from the ships of slave traders 
to their own country. The Society 
had sent out two devoted missionaries 
beforehand to explore the land, oue of 
w'.om, SamuelJ. Mills, one of the foun- 
ders of American Missions, laid down 
his life on his return voyage. 


try 1822, after 

successful attempts to find a safe and 
healthful point for their settlement, the 
colonists, reinforced by a second band 
in the March previous, landed aud oc- 
cupied a little island near the mouth 
of the Mesurado ( now Montserado) 
River. It still bears the significant 
name of Providence island. The na- 

cited t 

of slat 


iUUcki-il them 


chief who brought them v 
ly by night lor several wei 

with nearly all their stores of provii 
and merchandize burned down. 



in (_>od strclchfd forth 
them. A Spuniuh sl.n 
;harge of an English p 

diiiunce I' tin ■ island, and the En 
glish commander readily supplied tin 
colonists from the ship stores wit) 
enough for their pressing needB. 

At last the natives seemed to b< 
reconciled, and the pilgrims were able 
on the 25th of April, 1822, to land 01 
cape Mesurado (now Moiitherado). am 

rovia, after President Monroe, on 
that had been already purchased for 
them. The natives again threatened 
them, however, and at last the agents 

of the society and the government who 
had accompanied them, thoroughly 
discouraged, proposed to return to 

"No," answered sturdily the heroic 
leader of the little band, Elijah John- 
son; "I have been two years searching 
for a home in Africa, and I have found 
it. 1 shall Btay here," 

And stay they did, in charge of their 
brave leader, until in August their hearts 
were cheered by the arrival of another 
small company with the intrepid and 
self-sac rificiog Jehudi Ashman, who 
entered immediately on his duties as 
agent of the society, in'.rea.-iitg the de- 
fenses of the settlement, and making 
every possible effort to reconcile the 
natives. The slave-traders, however, 
would not let go their hopes of gain so 
easily, andassembling the native chiefs 
told them so many falsehoods about 
the colonists that King George of the 
Dey tribe, resolved to sauk the little 
settlement. Warned in time by a friend- 
ly native who risked his life to bring 
.hem the news, the pioneers made 
ready for the defense of their homes, 
and twice withstood the terrible onset. 
On the 2d of December, the thirty-five 

put to flight fifteen hundred savage 


A day of llmnk^inn^' 
proclaimed sdJ strictly observed. Soon 
alter, the most powerful of all the na- 
tive chief*, King Boatswain, interfered 
for their protect ion, and compelled King 
George to give up his persecutions. 
Thus, witb prajer and thanksgiving, 
Liberia was founded, and from this 
time began to advance. Immigration 
increased, intercourse and trade with 
the nations was established. The 
slave traders' forebodings were realized 
by the euppresstou of the slave trade, 
oew settlements were formed, and the 
progress of the colony was establish- 

Twenty-rive years passed, during 
which the colony had greatly increased 
in extent, prosperity and in influence, 
and had assumed most of the details 
of its own government, though still 
under the fatherly watch and ward .if 
the society. Then, political difficulties 
arising with Great Britain which only 
sovereign slate power could meet, re- 
garding the habit of certain trading 
vessels of landing goods in Liberi a with- 
out paying the duties, the Society in 
America, faithful to the best interest 
of this colony, gave up all its temporary 
guardianship, and advised the young 
nation to assume the responail'iluy uf 
self-government, and declare itself a 
free and independent state. After delib- 
eration, this great step was taken, a Dec- 
laration of Independence was put forth, 
whose noble sentiments command the 
respect of all nations, and a Constitu 
Hon framed upon the model of the free 
institutions which the fathers of the 
Kt-voluli«jn gave to America, only lim- 
iting its citizenship to people of color, 
for obvious reasons of self-protection, 
and to secure the purposes of the ex- 


of the race for self-government. The 
new nation thua stood forth to the 
world as the Republic of Liberia. 
It is now a little more than fifty 

years since the pilgrim fathers of Libe- 
ria landed on Cape MontBerado; and 
turning our eyes to the young Repub- 
lie, what do we see! 

Stventy-eight years after the aettle- 
ment of Connecticut, the population 
amounted to only 17,000. A hundred 
and twenty years after Maine was 
colonized, her population was 10,000. 

a Republic modeled after our own, and 
recognized ,by all the great powers 
with a population of 20,000 nominally 
Christian, and tlOO.COO natives who are 
being peaceably civilized and Christian- 
ized. The whole numbercolonizedhas 


cans rescued Irom slave ships. The 
number of emigrants since the war has 
been 2,087, and 3,000 are at present 
applying to.yo from the United Slates. 
The Republic has 000 miles of sea coast 
—equal to that of New England— an 
area three limes as large as Massachu- 
setts, which can easily be indefinitely 
and peacefully extended into the inte- 
rior, a productive Boil, capable of sup- 
porting 15,000, 000 people, and a cli- 
mate suited to the colored race. It has 
a congress, courts, some fifty churches 
with 15,000 communicants, missions 
largely supported by the peupk, scbuuls 
increasing in number though not yet 
what they need to be, a college, afree 

exporu fur 1 ~7J mnmim 

and imports, to $1118,000. It didmc 

trade on the Western coast of Afri 
than the diplomacy and force of ti 


nd that work la now completed. Itt 
ieople are prospermia, and contented 
i their various pursuits and profeBS 

bixty-four years after the founding 


a Govei 

write, "I thank God, we have 
neither free school nor printing press, 
and I hope shall not for a hundred 
years to come ; for learning has brought 
disobedience and heresy and sects into 
the world, aud printing has divulged 
them aud libels against the bust govern- 
ments. God keep up from both." 

The Constitution of Liberia specially 
declares that "the liberty of the press 
is essential to the security of freedom 
in a Slate," and in his annual message 
in 1872, President Roberts, first and 
latest President of the Republic, regret- 
ing the still inadequate means of sup- 
plying the increasing demands for edit- 

lal f 

donor of a foundation from which tl 
Government will receive $1,000 a yei 



All , 

wonderful facts that meet our eyes whei 
we look at Liberia not only prove tb 
advantage of standing on 'the principl 
of former generations, and receiving 
the grander impulses of the niueteeutl 
century. They also prove that her 
is a race which has been equal to thes 

> Motliem. 

I know a mother who dedicated all 
of her children to God at their birth. 
Her constant prayer was that they 
might be converted early in life. Like 
Timotbty's mother and grandmother, 
she taught them the Scriptures from a 
child. Her greatest desire was to im- 
press upon their young and tender 
hearts the truths contained in Goo's 
word. Her prayers were uniiriug — her 
faith was strong;. She never doubted 
that God would send the answer of her 
prayers in behalf of those dear little 
onea. She looked for their early con- 
version, and her expectations were not 
disappointed, for she had the gratifies 
tion of seeing them all walking in wis- 
dom's ways before they arrived at the 
age of fifteen years. Some of them be- 
came very active, useful members of 
the church and Sabbath school. 

I know another mother who thought 
children ought not to be troubled with 
the subject of religion. It was better 
to wait until they were old enough to 
know what they were doing. She 
wished her children to enjoy theinselvrs 
while young, and did not like this 
grave Kubj'-ct to be pressed upon them, 
for fear they might make a false pro- 
fession. When in her judgi 


i the 

ubject, this mother was surprised that 
er children did not become religious, 
rhile so many others, younger than 


After they 
of them did, 

indeed, join the church ; but in a short 
time, when feBtive season returned, iu- 

by those professors of religion, to danc 
ing parlies. Their mother had often 
expressed the opinion thatdancing was 
a great accomplishment — had looked 
on with delight as her daughters were 
whirled around by strange men in the 
"graceful waltz," and had even said 
that she saw no harm in professors of 
n hgiun participating n this amusemenl. 
It is not surprising, then, that her 
daughtere entertained the aame views. 
It was remarked by many that "pro- 
fessors of religion were the gayest of 
the gay, never seeming to become wea- 
ry of tripping on the light fantastic 
toe," though their faces were strange 
in the prayer meeting. There were 
old fashioned Christiana in the church 
to which these giddy women were at- 
tached, and they did not hesitate to 
discipline these dancing mcmDcrs, 
when they found that private remon 
strnnce was unavailing, to prevent a 
recurrence of the offense. 
is mortified and sorrowful at tl 
tion her children occupy, ni 
feels that she has reaped what 
sown . — Religious Herald. 

How a Smoker got a Hon 

'i'i..-fu .'i,i 


and soon enjoyed my quid. A few 

years later I commenced smoking. The 
habit grew upon me till I was Bmoking 
a large portion of the time except when 
asleep. At length I united with the 
church. Very soon the question arose 
whether it was right fur a professor of 
religion to indulge in such a filthy hub 

long in deciding that it was not, and 
abandoned it, though it cost me a se- 
vere struggle. For weeks after,! would 

involuntarily feel in the corners of my 
vest pocket for 8ny little crumbs that 
might have lodged there, but I s 
conquered. I still, however, enjoyed 
the cigar. 

Just at this time I met a friend who 
was studying for the ministry. 
puffing away at the cigar as usual, when 
he looked up with a countenance thai 
I shall never forget, and said, "Broth 

er H , it don't look well to see t 

member of thechurch smoking." "Yot 
are right," said I, and taking the cigar 
from my mouth, threw it into the gut- 
ter. That was the last cigar I ever 
smoked, I was emancipated from s 
slavery worse than Egyptian bondage. 

I then commenced saving the money 
that I had been ao long squandering for 
tobacco, and I will tell the boys what 
I did with it, and I think they will see 
that it is neither wise not expedient tc 
commence the expensive, demoralizing 
habit of smoking or chewing tob; 

We had long lived in the city; but 
the children, who had learned i 
thing of the enjoyment of country life 
from an annual visit to their grandpa- 
rents, longed for a home among the 
green fields. I found a pleasant placi 
in the country for sale. There wen 
were over two acres of land, with shadi 
and fruit trees, a good garden, a fiat 
view of Long Island . Sound near the 
Academy, churches and schools. The 
cigar money now came into revisit 


) the plat 

1 wish the boys who are tempted tc 
smoke could see how the children eu- 
joy their home, as they watch the 
qreat steamers, and the vessels with 

sound. Nor are they less interested in 
the horse, cow, and calf, chickens, 
pigeons, rabbits, etc. Theyenjoy then 
plays and sports on the green grass, 
which gives them health and happi 

My smoking 
with that of many, only six cigars i 
at G 1-4 cents each, equal to $13 
per annum; yet in forty-one yi 
this, if all saved and kept at inte 
would have amounted to the handi 
sum of §33,601.42, to say nothing of 
improved health, and freedom from 
vous irritability. The subject is bl 
worthy of consideration in an econ> 
cal point of view. 

Capital and Labor. 

sided, and he is wise who walks al 
about them before forming fixed opin 
ions. A correspondent of the Wealeri 
Rural presents in the following extract 
some ideas worth putting down. They 
will help in unraveling the problems of 
money stringency. Upon a stal 
of anorgauof the granges that th 
ey power of the country is pitied j 

the r. 


the proposition wai 
a W'se one, nor the allegation a tru< 
one. Capital and labor are inseparahlt 
in their interests. Dwarf, hem in, op- 
press either of these elements of accu- 
uiulated wealth, aud you cripple the 
other. Labor creates and upholds cap- 
ital. Capital follows labor wherever it 
goes, In some instances capital leads 


The Northern Pacific r 
tance. The road Iwm 

yet, a necessity. Its projectors hav- 
gone by the board financially. Thi 
capital, however, exists. A great arei 
of territory has been opened up to civ 

The fact is, as a nation, numbering 

hut forty million people, we are spreai 

py. Jay Cooke attempted to Bpread ui 
out a little thinner, but we had reachet 
the extent of our elasticity. He put 
his bonds in market to buy greenbacks 
with which to build the road. An enor- 
mous crop of grain and cotton, an unpre- 
cedented foreign demand for our produce 
created a demand for more currency than 
.n the country. Capital turned 



d left Jay Cooke and many others in 
puble. A panic ensued. Watered 
Iroad slock is flat. The legitimate 
siness men of the country are suffer- 
{; farmers are Buffering, capital i^ell 

Capitalists .ire timid, careful; a panic 
frightens them! What are they doing 
now? They are not discounting notes 
nor buying produce toany great extent. 
Bankers tell their best customers among 
grain buyers, '' Use your own capital: 
we dare not discount your paper 1" 
Why ! Because there is a panic. Now 
what is the attitude of capital I Ib it 


■ard lal 

ict turn a cold shoulder toward specu- 
The truth ia, capital and labor, both 

subject to ups and downs of the law of 
supply and demand, aie inseparable in 
their interests. The allegation that 
capital is pitted against labor ii 
absurd to have come from the pi 
a farmer. If it be true, civilization has 
received an earthquake oscillation 
must hurl it backward a tho 

The proposition to reduce railroad 
freights I Bhould find no fault with, if 
ihe war proposed did not present 

<ed bat 



.he business management of immet 
imounts of capital out of the hands 
,he owners thereof, by legal force, and 
■un the same by legislative committee! 
ind judicial presidents. 

Il won't do. Monopolies, extortion 
ite prices on way freights are grea 
;vils, but don't kill the goose that layi 
he golden egg. Labor is, and should 
)8 protected by law ! Capital asks ant 
nust have the same safeguards. Rol 
lapitil of these safeguards, and it re 
.reats to vaults and safes until th> 
ffroug ia righted. If it is not righted 
t seeks a more congenial soil. 

We want competing lines of railroadi 

i Wet 

- E..-1 

numerous lateral roads reaching out inti 
isolated portions of the country. Ti 
build them capital becomes an absolutt 
necessity. We advertise, however, u 
advance, that capital so invested mus 
be managed by a legislative board of 
directors, and a judicial president, el 
ed al the polls by the farmers of 
West. When capital comes to i 
assistance upon such invitations, I shall 

inaugurate, carry on the war, make it i 
success, and we can make much of the 
few competing an J non competing It 
of railroads we now have — we will have 

It has taken national, state, count 
town and individual subsidies to indu< 
capitalists to take hold, build, equip 
and run almost every railroad i 
United Stales. Aside from main trunk 
lines, (and more than half of these) 
very few pay respectable dividend! 
Now it is proposed to reduce the 
earnings full Gfty per cent, by legisla 

Can it be done? No. Why? B 
cauae to cut down the grosB earnings . 
any railroad in America fifty per cen 
you will bankrupt the company, an 
leave the road in a pit from which n 
capitalists will ever raise il ! To repea 
we want more and competing lines from 
the West to the East. The mart 
of our enormous crops, which art 

with us a necessity. Capital ru 
these immense labor carrying roi 

Childrens' Corner. 

Killing Time. 

Never "kill time, boys." He is yc 
est friend. Use him well. Don't 1 
im slip through your fingers whi 
ou are young, as many do. The da 
f your boyhood are the most precioi 
ou will ever see. The habits you get 
ito will stick to you like wax. I 

; good one?, life will be a pie 

3 all e 


success, lou may not grow rich, but 
your life will be a real success, never- 

If, on the contrary, you waste your 
early years, live for fun only, trifle 
with your opportunities, you will find 
after awhile that your life is a failure 
— yes, even if you should be as rich as 

One of the saddest things is, to meet 
a man who has let golden opportuni- 
ties go by him, just entering the battle 
of life, yet entirely unfitted for bis po- 
sition. He is to be pitied, and yet 
blamed. In this favored land every 
one can learn to read aud write, for in- 
stance. But how often we meet young 
men utterly unable to write a dozen 
lines without making mistakes. Reas- 
sured, my young friends, it will be a 
a of shame to you as men, if you 
t pay attention to education as 

The world is full of tmod books to 
ad. You are surrounded with friends 
d relatives. Be warned in time, and 
in happiness and honor in the future 
from the industry of the present, and 

. of ( 

r large 

had prepared and preached, aa hesup 
posed, a most convincing sermon, foi 
?nefit of an influential member o 
ngregation, who was known to hi 
infidel turn of mind. The ainnei 

= tenderly loved, and he inqui 

The child informed him that ah 
thinking ot what her Subbath-school 
teacher bad told her about Jesus Christ. 
''And what did she tell you of Jesus 
Christ r he asked. -Why, she said 
be came down from hcaveu and died 
for poor me!" and in a momei 
tears pushed from the eye which had 
looked upon the beauties of only sever 
summers, as in the simplicity of child 
hood she added, ''Father, should I no 
love one who has so loved me 1" 

The proud heart, of the infidel wai 
touched. What the eloquent plea o 
his minister could not accomplish, the 
tender sentence of his child had done 
and he retired to give vent to his owi 
feelings in a silent but penitent pray- 
That evening found him at the pray 
ing-circle, where, witb Imikenness o 
spirit, he asked the prayers of God'i 
people. In giving an account oi hi 


"Under God I 
little child, who first convinced me by 
her artless simplicity that I ought 10 
love one who had so loved me. "—Brit 

ish Evangelist. 

ruin, and a soul uninhabited by th< 
Holy Spirit of God verges faster am 




Westfield College, 

Wsstfleld, Clark Co., 111. 

Masonic Books, 


mem 1 : umTtr the lode:, 



Richardson's Honitor of rroenusonrj, 

ffiinmws nil 

,nd the 

ieal; hi 

:u-art was unaffected. On his return 
"rom church he saw a tear trembling 
n the eye of his little daughter, whom 

Duncan's Uisonic Rilml and Monitor. 
Oliver's History of Initiation, 


Christian Cynosure 

Address, EZRA A. COOK & CO., 


■ prio, 


Freemasonry Exposed, 



MK'S^U' , 8fflX.!l?C.?'5lS 

Frioo by MnH rott.pnld. 

Light on Freemasonry, 




Dr. John C.Emory of Racino Co., Wis. 



Walsh's Review of Freemasonry, 


Finnev on Masonrv. 


Bernard's Appendix to Light on kmt] 




Letters on Masonry, 

A New Chapter on Mason- 
ry. Addressed to Church- 
es that hold in Fellow- 
ship Adhering: Masons. 



The M 

ysis lie 

er Free 






for Emm 

™ati°.". P 








1 < mi} -ikl 

. J <_'l>|lil 






A Seceeding Mason of 21 degrees. 

Light on Freemasonry, 


The Christian Cynosure. 

COOK it CO., I'l'Iil.l-IlKnS. CHICAGO, ILL 

"In Secret Have 1 Said JVothijig."- 





The Christian Cynosure. 

No. 11 Wnbagh Avenue, Clllcogo. 

ttors tllllli: >'il'-rrl|i[|,.ii-, fori 

ping religion; 3. Thf 
religion; 4. That 
vilish religion; 5. Thi 
and damning religiot 

you prefer it. 

) far, 

It i 

of ( 



Fr< cim.soDry is the 

There are two kinds of 

world; the (rue and the false, and Fre< 

masonry belongs to tUe latter. It is i 

compound of paganism, Judahism am 

natural rsligion. Though Masom 

sometimes deny our proposition, atoth 

The second paragraph of the "Man 
ual of the Lodge," by Albert G 
Maekey, and also of his "Rtualist,' 
opens in these words: '-If secular us 
BociBtioua have found it expedient, bj 
the adoption of tome preparatory forme 
to avoid the appearance of an unseem 
proceeding t< 

'ell be 


religious societies hi 
observant of the 
showing that the "ancient mysleriet 
(those sacred rites which have furnished 
so many models for Masonic symbol- 
opened with very solemn 
"In like 

he L 
i lodge of Mai 

plainly distinguished from 
association, aud ranked wi 
which are lo be regarded as 

It i 

e that S ckels introdu 

•'Monitor" by saying, "Frcemisonry 
is a moral institution, and it is a favor- 
ite definition that Masonry is a system 
of morality, veiled in allegory, und 
taught by symbols." Iiut then it is to 
be remembered that from the Alpha to 
the Omega of Freemasonry it is tau»hl 
that morality in „!l the religion which 


■ality will 


ient Charges" of Masonry 
say, (M inual of the Lodge, page 210), 
"But though in ancient timeB Masons 
were charged in every country lo be 
of the religion of that country or na- 
tion, whatever it was," (thus in Eng- 
land Protestant, in Italy Papist, in 
Turkey Mussulman,^ China Confucian, 

t'lali M„rr 

r.) "It 

M-is-onbthe religion which a mun should 
profehs is a question mcr'.'ly of expedi- 
ency) ''only to oblige them to that 
religion in which all men agree." And, 
page 220, *'We being only, ai Masons, 
of the Catholic religion above men- 
tioned, charging a man t 1 ) change his 
religion every lime he crossed a geo- 
graphical boundary was thought lo be 
too broad a farce, and it is deemed ex- 
pedient to oblige him only to ihoBe 
religious opinions which Buit every 
latitude and longitude!" 

That Masons regard their order B1 a 
religious society is bo plainly taught in 

ones might be adduced) that it ma; 

seem unnecessary lo proceed with th> 
proof. Lest, however it may be 
thought that our proposition is only 
inference from teachings of Mason: 
we give evidence of a more unequivocal 
rharacler. Turning to the '■Lexicon of 


■'Tin' religion, then, of Masonry is pui 
theism, on which its members engraft 
their own peculiar opinions; but they 
are not permitted to introduce them in- 
to the lodge, or to connect their truth 
or falsehood with the truth of Mason- 
ry." (Let Masonry be true and every 
other religion a lie). Now if the relig- 
ion of Maioory be ''pure theism," then 
it has ;i religion, and the system must 
be a religious system. 

On the subject of prayer (Mnckey's 
Manual of the Lodge, page 40) we 


s Na- 

ught r 

commence any great or impor 
derlaking without first asking 
protection and blessing of Deity, 
tliu becnu !<- Ma onry is ;i rdi-^ious 
ition." Here, then, our prop-sin-m 
Ernvil in terms, ami arguni- nt it 
only unnecessary but impossible. 
; is true that on page 166 of tlie 

;ion." This look-* somewhat like 
trick of the conjurer — "now you 
it, and now you don't see it." 
Having told us again and again in dif- 
ferent f jrms that Masonry is a religious 
society or institution, it will not avail 
> say at the last, "Masonry is not 
ligion." That it is not true religion 
and as this is the only possi- 

ble e 


b declai 

ard her 


lian Association, aud on a card 

" Posittvely no Profanity Allowed in 
these Rooms on the Sabbath day." 
rous as the thing would seem, 

the foreigner would be forced to the 

frightfully given to swearing; to that 
t that those who pass for the 

I is no wonder the earth is deeply 
disquieted under her. 

If, however, all the "Manuals," 
Jonitore," "Ritualists," "Lexicons," 
; , were absolutely silent as to the 
tnt whether Masonry professes to be 
religion, we have, nevertheless, 
abundant evidence that it does so injjits 
forms and ceremonies. Masonry lias 
srs, priests, prayers, benediclious, 
s, morals lessons, illuminations, 
regenerations and eternal rewards. It 
baptizes the infant, and buries with 

j of i 


of four acore. It has borrowed the 
of heathen worship, and 
■ything impressive in the 
Mosaic ritual; tabernacle, altar, candle- 
stick, ark of the covenant, manna, in- 
;er,se, mitre, breast-plate,' and all the 
restments of the High Priest. The 
odge is opened with prayer and in the 
"name of God." Hymns are sung in 
pretence of honoring (toil and Masonry. 
both "divine." Moral in- 
ire imparled in the name of 
God. The lodge is closed with prayer 
d h benediction — "May the blessing 
of Heaven rest upon us and all regular 

is, Am 

Tomoniee from begi 
profane imitation of the ordinances 
of the Church and directly calculated 
produce the impression that its spr- 
ues are the worship of the Divine Be- 
g. even if that were not expressed 

The lodge is, moreover, in the lan- 
guage of Masonry, n " sacred retreat," 

1 hou;ehold of faith ," (Manual, page 
7), the "sons of light," (Lexicon, page 
270). Beyond the ■< sacred" precincts 
if the lodge is the "profane world," 
he "cowans," Qcuon, dogs, Manual, 
pnge 101), though embracing the larger 
irt of the Christian church, and ull 
and children besid 



the lingua _-e of Misonry, "profane, 
■coward,' or dog. Jesus Christ In 
;elf, if on earth, would be so I 

M'isonry, then, is not a'^'-ular na 
nation," but a religious institutio 
Uh religion ih pure theism," the "j 
il religion in which all men <igp 
The lodge, with its furniture and ce 
is, is "sacred," Those who i 
embraced in the Masonic commun 

are "the sons of light," and 'tht 
household of faith," while the follow- 
ers of Jesus belong to the "profane 
world." Could blasphemy proceed far- 


MuBouic Charily. 

-When you take 

Honest Reaobf 
your seat in a n« 
furnished la-JieV c 
eye upward, read 
top of the door, these words in plain 
English, " PaBBengers are 
to Smoke in this Car," d 
you as being anything nnrc^unnbj - ! 
If you are much of a traveler, and per' 
baps asmiker too. it does not, and givei 
you no uneasiness; for you very wel 
know, that attached to all trains is i 
■' Smoking Car," where you can smokt 
and chew and spit without fear of inter 

But ne will suppose the traveler ii 
. foreigner, entirely ignorant of th< 

nd in i 


What does this pan of a Mafltei 

son's obligation mean) What doi 
carry in its face) Exactly the i 
|>nn;i[>ie as the oard aoove the car 
iu every particular. 


a of 

pie. That oard unmistakably infori 
him of three facta: first, that Ameri- 
itnoke; next, that they would 
smoke in this car if they were not pro- 
ibited;andla9tly, that railroad compa- 
ics understand their business, and pro- 
de the American public with accoin- 
lodatious for that purpose. If smo- 
king were not tolerated upon rail-roads, 
the card would read in plain terms. 
Positively No Smoking;" and if to- 
bacco were not used in America, the 
be there at all. 
will suppose that the trav 



joms, if they had the liberty, 
er, this card says as plain as a- 
Upon week days you can do at 
you please." Our traveler would at 

hockingly low standard. 

We will suppose again, tbnthe visits 
me of our churcheB, and finds that e 
young man is about to be ordained to 
preach the Gospel; aud in the ordina- 
monies, hears the oilKiauiig 
read from the discipline the 



Brother, do you faithfully promise 
that you will not violate the cbaBtity 
if a brother Methodist's mother, wife, 
ister or daughter, you knowing them 
o beBuchf" The visitor would begin 


here a young man about to entei 
the ministry, who would not be insult- 
; and a congregalion which would 

■t be outraged by sueli n proceeding! 
We will now change the hour from 
ytime lo "low twelve" at night. 

lift • 

iery fro 


n " uppi 

guarded. We look in, and see a num.- 
er of men with queer little aprons on. 
'be burning candles make the rooms 

sufficiently light so that we can clearly 

rith a bandage over his eyes, and 
around his body, which is naked 

His hands arc placed upon an 

Bible, and we distinctly bear him 

repeating these words, after the Mas- 

■■Furibennore do I promise and 
ear that I will not violate the chasti- 
ty of a Master Mason's wife, mother, 
iter, or daughter, I knowing them U> 

suih, imr allow it to be dm- by ulh 
a if in my power to prevent it." 
The only difference between these 
o pictures, is, that the first is a sup- 
posed case, and the last is a real one; 
a a scene in a Master Mason's 
lodge. Everyman, every minister, who 
me as far as the third degree in 
ry, has been led around in thin 
shameful plight, and has repealed these 

many ol tl 
uld do the 

in de< 


i thing in a pub- 

and this car must protect it- 
self accordingly." 

" We know your tricks," fays Mai 
ry to " the poor blind candidate," " and 
merely from personal considerations, 
are compelled to enforce certain Urn 

Now we notice still further that the 
proprietors of railroads do not proposi 
to reform the public of smoking, but oi 
(he other hand, positively sanction thi 
practice by providing a place for its in 

■' We take no account," says Masonry 
"of our neighbor's wile, mother, sislrr 

on, and this obligation is simply a li 

■Tins thuij i* actually humiliating," re 

■ this 



ves you quite a margin, my d< 
; plenty of room outside of our i 
ottlate brotherhood; and by the pro- 
on, 'knowing them to be such/ yoi 
'e a considerable field for operMioi 

" I am a minister of the gospel," ob- 
jects another candidate, "and this obli- 
gation is insulting to my dignity, and* 
disgrace upon the Christian religion.' 

" Tut, tut," answers Masonry, with e 

pity or purity, if you please. That if 
quite a clever little dodge with yorii 
set, but it don't go down in this place. 

Tins io\li:<.ni,..n iu tiulticient proof t< 
very candid, sensible person, Ihhtthn 
egree at least, was originated by thi 

nupt c 

Masons tell ue they confer certain de- 
grees upon women for protection. 
Protection from whom I From Masona f 

If Masonry is unchangeable, as is 
limed, men will get no better in it, 
,d the same beastly, selfish, and 
shameless indecency that brought ii in- 

It is human nature to shrink from 
ting our faith in the purity of those 
i love broken, and the golden apples 
confidence and trust turned to ashes 
. our lips. It is hard for the friends 
of Master Masons to believe that before 

o touchstone that finds him a friend 
n every land; before he can behold the 
>eauties aud enjoy the benefits of the 
mblime degree of a Master Mason, be- 
yond which * ■ there is nothing the soul 

ill and accord," fellowship, and 
place himself upon a perfect level with 
ion libertines. But facta are Btub- 
things, and thuir own books speak 
for themselves. Masonry as an insti- 
ll regards, a minister of the Qoapel 
titled to no more esteem than, and 

n pan- 

IB purity of heart and life f Is this 
lucning the very appearance of evill 
Dear lady reader, if you should bap- 
pen to be the "wife, mother. Bister or 
iter" of a Master Mason, you have 
only to read for yourself, to be con- 
vinced that they of this heavenly degree 
it called upon to, and do not as 
ib respect your chastity any more 
than they do the chastity of other wo- 
vho do not bear to them such 
in. The oath says, " not to vio- 
late," which may mean much or little, 

imns rmpect; to others, what it says 
d nothing more. If a man is natural- 
ly disposed to look lightly upon female 

number of oaths and murderous penal- 
can change his nature. True 

A friend of ours once said, ru 
say we, that " a Masonic lodgt 

man in the community:" und ye 
thing, this brazen syren with liei 
suggestions and harlot favors, is foisted 
upon the world aa the great proi 
of Virtue and morality, the twin 
of Christianity. Wfl pity the virtu* 
must be truckled to this outr.ige upon 
common decency for safety; we blush 
for the morality born of euch a pi 
and nursed in such a cradle; and God 
help the Christianity that would 

i Trip to Canada.— If. 

■Strct. hing from the mist-covered 
banks of Newfoundland to the blue 
ters of the Pacific, bounded on 
Souib by the United States, 'and on 
the North by the white territories o 
king winter, possessing all th> 

mine, forest and fertility, th. 
New Dominion is a young gi 
ant, capable of crushing in a grip of 
steel half thf governments of South 
America. But although enjoying a d> 
gree of develop emeu t and material pro 
perity unprecedented, the Dominion 
not without many of the trials that e 
powerful neighbo; 

salthy i 

bound fa' 
crecy and alcohol like twin friends 
abroad io the Dominion, and as a 
lence political intrigue and corr 
of the most audacious character 
sb and perplex the honest min 

Conspicuous among the secre 
rs of Ontario for power and po] 
• stands the Orangemen. Ever 
King William crossed the "Boynt 
n enmity has existed betwee 
Catholics and Protestant Irish, and 
he Orangeman with his genr^'oiis ban- 
era and robes, fancy sash and M as o li- 
ke apron, represents the Protestant 
ide of this feeling. 

On the twelfth of July the Orange- 
men come forth in all their glory, 
That is their gala day. Look then and 
will see clothed in the habilaments 
of royalty, little minds that cannot dis 
[juish between the real and the 
I. Listen then and you will hear 
lounding titles applied to simple 
pleased with a showy bubble as 

heir ranks or the fumes of tobac- 
l the stench of rum may offend 
your olfactories. 

Very hotly Protestant those Orange- 
»n, and woe to the unfortunate Cath- 
olic who crosses the line of their proces- 
, "To hell with th« Pipe," will be 
nilered form tdeir valorous tanks; 
tune of -'Boyne Water" will be 
played for his especial benefit; and it 
ild spirit of Erin should rise and 
should venture a retort, fortunate in- 
may he consider himself if his 
Catholic eyeB are not blackened by an 
Orange fist. But while the rabble on 
the street are ready enough lo consign 
the Pope and all his followers to perdi- 
lot so their leaders in Parliament 
These slippery gentlemen glide away 
from their Protestant friends and are 
illy found on the side of Tories and 

"Why is it," I asked of a prominent 
)raogeman, "that the lenders of your 
ociety vote with the conservatives and 
Catholics, and not with the Proteat- 
nt reformers of Ontario i" "Oh I" said 

f'lis orgiiiii/iitiun 1" Religion- imh ed ! 

Donnybrook fair are religious! II lo 

fijiht for religion, but never go to church; 

, the head of their procession the 
ord of the great God whose name 
they blaspheme, and whose laws they 
disobey, is religion, then the Orange- 
en excel in righteousness. This 
uch for the society. Good and pious 
en no doubt honor it as much with 
eir presence as they dishonor them- 
tves. But the organization is evil in 
i effects, a greater birier, to Protest- 

Lruth i 

that a corrupt church has been able to 
erect. We have already intimated, and 
we think there is abundant evidence to 
show that Freemasonry ia stealthily 
fastening its serpent folds around the 
neck of the Dominion, however happy 
and prosperous the country may be 

sound an alarm In Canada, helore civil 
governmentis undermined hythe prin- 
ciples of a secret oath bound order, and 

mated by the number of their degrees I 

The L'rnyrr of Invocation. 

We consider that the prayer of "In- 
vocation" is an exhibit of one of the 

boldest and falsest and most inaoleni 
and presumptuous asaumptious which 
Freemasonry puia forth on all 

In the present slate of the country 
the following unique suggestions from 
the Christian will be understood and 

''Give unto him that asketh thee,' 
Bays the Saviour: "Lend hoping for 
nothing," On the whole, giving seeme 
better and cheaper thau lending. No 

i thai 

to lose, and what he is able to lose he 
may perhaps be able to give. When a 
man gives anything he has no further 
care about it; and the receiver if 
he has any manhood about him can 




protest and rebuke of all Christiana in 
dividually, and of the whole Christia 
church in its collective capacity; nami 
ly, the assumption that Freemason' 
temples occupy the place, religious!; 
of the temple of Solomon; and th. 

i the 

place and inheritance of the Jewis 
people, nation and church as God' 
covenanted people — instead of which 
every true Christian will acknowl 
that all true Christians and the church 
of Christ collectively are now tin 
spiritual temple and the covenant peo 
pie of Ood, and not stone and limi 
buildings, not Freemasons as such, noi 
the order of Freemasons collectively 
And what greater or more arrogant 
profanenesa can be imagined, than to 
find this Masonic grand chaplain put- 
ting himself forth in the very place of 
King Solomon, and appropriating Sol- 
omon's very prayer at the dedication 
of the Jewish temple! thus:— 

"And hearken thou to the suppli- 
cation of thy servant/ and of thy peo- 
ple/ and hear thou in heaven thy 
dwelling-place; and when thou heareBt, 

"For they by tby people; and thim 
nherifance! For thou didst leparai 
them from among all the people of th> 

Truly, here is a pretension with i 

tness — and Freemasonry is clearly i 

rival religion and a rival church to thi 

iriatian religion and church. And 

(■hri-lianity do not destroy it it will 

destroy Christianity. Its claims, like 

those of Christianity, are exclusive and 

te no rival claims. And the 

ures" of the lodge, as well as the 

public orations of its orators, explicitly 

declare that the principles and prac- 

of Kreemasonry embody all that 

[uisite to the present and eternal 

be the highest and most perfect 
development of moral and religious 

mil the churches generally refuse to 
xercise any discipline in the matter! 
Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, 
antera (bo called), and even some 
United Presbyterians, werese.-n march- 
i Freemasons last week in the 
Masonio procession in Philadel- 
phia. How long! Lord! how long? 

ior thus done to thy holy name, 
the name of thiue Anointed One, 
and to his true church and people? 

Be sure not to ov 
ea, but remember that your superio 
iay at any lime stand at your side. 

Do not distrust others without i 

If you are married, respect no om 
"ialiy who not been duly courte 
is to your family. 

Be decided, kind, and polite in al 
your ullieial aud prviate relations. 

Never allow yourself to be led inti 
the bad habit ot grumbling or fault 
finding, but be pleasant, agreeable ant 
ohoerful in nil your duties. 

■ abili 

pay a debt, 
marked: "It is not poimible toaaknman 
to return borrowed goods, books, mon- 
ey or anything eUe, without putting 
in peril the beautiful friendship on the 
strength of which he fleeced you. He 
was a wise man who said to his 
friend wishiDg to borrow, "You and I 
are now good friends. If I lend you 
money and you do not pay it we shall 
quarrel. If I refuse lo lend you, I sup- 
pose we will quarrel. There are two 
chances of a quarrel, and I think I will 
keep the money rather than run the 
risk of loosing that and you also." He 
had iu mind the old saw: 

"I had my money and my friend, 
I lent my money to my friend, 
I asked my money of iny friend, 
I lost my money and my friend." 
If a friend wishes to borrow a hun- 
dred dollars, and you can afford it just 
give him fifty dollars und make him 
your friend for life. Send him a hnn- 
dred, and quite likely he will shunyou 
and dodgo to get away from you, 
till he will conclude you are a skinflint, 
and you will make up your mind that 
he is a rascal, and so money, friendship 
and nil are gone. "Give to him that 
asseth." "Lend, hoping for nothing. " 

The I 

(iniiiir Crucible, 

»n* are elements in chemistry, in 
;elve" puii-onons, which, by the 
if Hie eijomist, may be so com- 
with other substances aa to ac- 
a healing virtue. The process 
ly not understand, but the fact ia 

: of c 


i of 


peace and ruinous to our hopes. Cast 
the crucible of the Divine Chem- 

hose skill is as infinite as His love 
are made to ''work together" in 




■adly is 

No ictiun for the present 
be joyous but grievous," 
but afterward, after the shock and the 


1 the s 

iry of the bleeding 

od forgotten to be 

ward "it yieldelh the 

peaceable fruit of righteouanes to them 

a are exercised thereby." "The 

able fruit of righteousness"— there 

re in that phrase, as related to the 

■an must of us I 
e\— Christian , 

We have enten 


iturea glitter at us in linked 
long drawn out, with lockets 
id showy, dangling from the 
ined button hole. We refer to 
me of the straws that indicate 
social wind blows; dress is ty- 
the man (or woman), and that 
mbersome, heavy, expensive, 
and ridiculous if guilt, watch- 
ire worn is evidence of a slav- 
lo fashion, a love of diaplay, of 
oteriety that is anything but 
pleasant to contemplate. It may seem 
small thiug to write about, and so it 
in one Beuse, but itis one of the thou- 
sand little but effective items that show 
prosperous nation's tendency, — to ex- 
travagance, effeminacy, and a long 
ain of evils that may ultimate in ruin. 
-Watchman and Refiector. 

The beginning of things is in our 
vn power, but the end thereof rcsteth. 
God's disposing. 


The Christian Cynosure. 

Chicago, Thnrsrtaj, Sot. 27. 1838. 

Come to the Contention! 

Our noble state and the nation groan 
beneath the wrongs inflicted by secret 
agencies. Rings and robbery and cor- 
ruption abound in high places. The 
purity of the Church and integrity of 
the State are in peril. The murder of 
Morgan by Masons, in 1B26, awakeued 
the good people to a sense of this per- 
il. But this awakening proved tempo- 
rary. While good men slept the ene- 
has sowed tares. High treason, nu- 

nation to the very verge of ruin. And 
now positions of honor and profit are 
mostly in the hands of members of se- 
cret societies. These societies are fear 
fully on the increase. They seek to 
enter the Eden of our best households. 
They pervert the witness-stand, jury- 
box, and the lips of the advocate; and 
even the ermined Judge upon his 
throne of Justice, and thus strike down 
the' equality of the citizen before the 
law. More than thi-: some of them 
take away the key stone from the only 
arch which spans tbedistance between 
sinful man and a holy God I The name 
of the one Mediator is excluded from 
their prayers, and even cut from theii 
spired word which tney profess 

But happily, this slumber is brokei 
In November of 1870, in the city of 
Syracuse, was organised the New York 
Slate Association Opposed to Secret So 
oieties. Since then other states havi 
moved in the same direction. Anc 
there is a National Association of like 

Either the Telescope or we, are mis- 
taken as to the proper style and policy 
of dealing wiih the pirate piper which, 
i feel morally certain has been started 
d is paid for by Freemasons to rend 
that body of Christ. I saw in Phenix 
Mile, Pa., a seventh rate United Brelh- 
■en preacher, who told me, in answer 
o my questions, that he had joined 
.wo secret societies; that he had been 
. drunkard and was saved and reclaim- 

iburch was no where in comparison 
rrith the lodge, as a means of reform- 
ng men.) And this preacher, who 
isid he could not attend my lectures 

Slate i 

ions have been Held by 
sfOciaUon— the first in R>c 
;ember, 1871: tne secon 
e last Mtrcb; and now 


third meets in Daniel's opac'lOUS Hall, in 
Seneca Falls. Tuesday evening, Decern 
ber 2nd, to continue the two following 
days and evenings. Your presence 
and council are greatly needed. You 
are invited to attend by every interesl 
vital to the Stat*, Nation and Mankind. 
Prof. C. A. Dianchard, of Wheatou 
College, Illinois, and other distinguish- 
ed speakers are to attend and addreM 
the Convention. Come, without fail, 
and bring your friends with you. 
A. Crooks L. N. Stration. Cbarlee 

E P 


We desire to hi 
of the Indiana An 
tion publi-ned in 

If you feel like aiding in this good 
work, send your address to the un 
dersigned, and a printed copy of tin 
minuies will be sent you. Take thee* 

him publish litem. 

The vice-presidents of the Indian; 

I contemplate paying a flymj 
to friends living in [varies ,il>ui 
last of January, and ahull malt" Br 

way going and coming. I shall prob- 
ably go by way of Si. Louis and Run 
•as City, passing through southern [ II 

through Iowa, or northern Mi 


R =p clfully. J. T. Ku 
606 E. \V*il»ngton St., 
Indianapolia. Ind. 



which deny to thi 
lrnternities what God has bequeathed 
them, and bestow the fruit of this rob- 
bery upon brotherhoods that have no 
valid claim to legitimacy. Bastard 
brotherhoods are they nil. 

Further the and Rand says: 
They worry themseb 

have taken the above extracts we t 
the following: 

"After the dedication of the 
balls, about three hundred persons 
if a splendid supper, got up 
the ladies of Tipton, who underst 
just how to do such things. P. 


. had. 

cause nf engager, 
j a copy of the United Brethren pi- 
le paper {Tribune) which has bul 
e avowed principle, and that is oppo- 
ion to therule of that church against 

Ifl had the TeUsctpe I would at- 

;k and expose the treachery of that 
ivement without, hesitation and with- 
t stint. I would make the concern 
infamous as it is wicked. Its first 
mbsr, with cool impud-nce, notifies 
e Brethren ministers that there is 
plenty of meney pledged to carry the 

opposed to it that they will tie com- 

hese fraternal socit'iiee, that they 
-Wtrd themselves to traduce, d» 
thing for the benefit of mankind. 
The Growler and its adherents talk 

" We look in vain for the record of 
elief nff-rded by these 'ehriekere' lo 
he suff-rinsr and needy. We see talk 
■alb:. TALK, only." 

BoaBting and calumny are here min- 
gled in about equal proportions. But 
arch in vain for any flavor of 
friendship, love and truth. 

another column, speaking of what 
the Odd-fellows have done, not " for 
the "benefit ot mankind," but for the 
Odd-fellows in the stricken Southern 
ties during the recent pentilence, we 
ave more of this boasting, thus: 
" The Odd-fellows have covered, 
themielves with glory during this epi- 

good word and v 

-lied I 

when 1 

to the offi.-e, the publisher re 
peated i<-> me this money boast. 
Now I only upeak for one outsider: 

if Ihe Bn 


or Telescope editors as 


heir idefi 


f that piper 



ra with the 


alia of th 


any other c 



ra the cause 

of Ohr 

Sol, in m 


dement, the 

rue pol 


tmard ill 

t n 

overrent is to 



Of this there is i 

ot and c 

sot be anj 


stake. Their 

tone. 1 

ica, langu 


all are M.eo 

OK. Nc 


They look in vain for a record of the 

lief afforded by us ' -shriekers 1 " Well, 

i one will have to make this complaint 

ncerning thi secret societies, who 

often justify their secrecy, on the 

ground that Christ commands that in 

doing alms, the left hand shall not know 

the right hand d^eth. But you 

no occasion to look for the record 

of their publications and the whole 

bs'dised to spread the fame 

of them, and every Orand Orator's 

_>at is hoarse with proclaiming them. 

is every eye is dazzled and every 

is stunned, that all the world may 

w and be amized at the glory of 

Odd-fellow's benevolence. But what 

e they done so marvelous i Any- 

dutyr Anything 

has stood from the firs 
are pirates attacking the 
under its ownfligl Thei 


ing. There is no help for thai 
The needy and greedy, goodish met 
ho hate self denial and love lo be mil 
d, will accept their money, and es 



Inquisitions and Fre 
.IwHj's howled "persec 
sir cruelty and rascal 

do, and others not Odd-fellowB or 
Masons have done and not felt thai 
ihey had anything to brag of afier alii 
The Oddfellows of the great state ol 
seven hundred dol- 
the suffering Odd- 
fellows in the scourged cities of the 
S ,uth ; the M .sons did likewise for Ma 
ake the whole heav- 
peansof glory to Odd- 
fellowship and 


who face both 

i be folio 

st and the apostles; and they call 

3U>:h pretenders, " hypocrite-, " n 

seed of ''vipers," ''whited tepulcbrea.' 

graves ihat appear not, and ihey thai 

of ihe fals 
leaders of that day. The lino 
is come that "judgment mual begin a 
the house of G >d;" and f.ilae apostles 
and church leaders will not escape 
damnation of hell. 

For the prophecy read 2 Tim.iii. 
—"This know also lhatin the last d 
perilous times fliall come. For n 

accusers, despisers of those that 
good. . . . lovers of pleas 
more than lovers ol God; having aft 
of godliness, but denying the po 
thereof. Ever learning, but never a 
to come to the knowledge of 

F..r the fulfilment read the Heart 
and Hand of Nov. 8:— 

'■The Chicago Growler, the Anil 
Fraternal society organ, recently devot 

) be of an 
baracter— in other wor 
.- prayers lhal are broad. c< 

Here surely are false accusere an 
despis-rs of them that are g>od, i. e 

'growler." Il is merely toapproveoi 
filelityand love^to God and to mat 
We are not «■ an Li -fraternal;" we ai 

niiiiply j-stluus for ihe Gud-givon right 

s deeds, not words. 


, have draped thi 

r of their hall and 
try beholder as both nppropri- 

l fn. I 



icel 1 The ChicagoExposition undei 
le management of citizens generally. 
id the Young Men's Christian Associ 
.n.m particularly, sent twice as many 
tousands as these Grand orders d< 

nh n 

■sped to anything but theii 

ply announced; the good ii 

no more is said. Other cit 

hes. and individuals have doni 

likewiee, so that compared with th. 

;gr-gate of relief thus bestowed upoi 

ihe needy, because they belong to thi 

fraternity of man or because they be 

:hese secrei orders is really insignifi 
:ant. And yet, the boasting over ihii 
last is deafening, while the former it 
hardly heard of, and multitudes art 
duped into ihe idea that really secret 

Christianity. This boasting if trut 
were most unteemly, and would provi 
the source of the alms deeds to be th< 
pride of self-righteousuesB or of denign 
ing hypocrisy and not the love of God 

false than true, it becomes Bickening 


We do nothing but ''talk, talk. 
TALKI" Well be that as it may. 
Odd-fellows do more than talk. They 
s> melimes relieve a distressed Odd-fel- 
low, But, mark ye, they tar htm first; 
and for every dollar of relief they be- 
stow, by their tarif of fees and dues, 
they extort from him four dollar*; three 
• if which, to a dead certainty return to 
him no more. This is the average fad. 
In exceptional raseB the whole or more 

returns. The general fact remains that 

eared, after 

i suffkifi 

themselves till nearly daylight" 

This is but one of several records in 
e same number of similar excesses of 
>rldly pleasures in which Christians 
nnot indulge and obey their Lord's 

nd not i 

filed ant 

.n formed 
te from sinners. 

thers in the pursuit of gain, of honor 
.nd of pleasure; advantage at the bal- 
lot box, at the bar of justice; advan- 

every thing where competition exists; 
lis would render secrecy imperative, 
very "cardinal virtue." 
The existenco of such ulterior de- 
sign beyond the ostensible one. and out 
of sight of the honest members of the 
order as well as of outsiders, is the only 
al explanation of Ihe immense 
ite of secrecy by the msnsgers 
of these orders and their determined 
ence to it regardless of all reason, 
all entreaty, all reproach, and even 
.gainst all the lawful powers of gov 
rnmeut to ferret out the hidden evil, 
or to allay painful auspice 

the emblazoning of counterfeit oi 
Ifish benevolence, this journal of Odd- 

llowshipis a record of excursions foi 

id danciug and midnight revels 



3 thai 

of Odd-fellowship is of the 

if Christ wer« 

A clear implication tha 
Odd-fellowship regards Christianity as 
erely a sect of a vastly 

.nd -oh t 



dahommedan.Bm, Buddhi 
'arious t-jsit-ms <-i idolatry.wiihCbri; 
anily ,are the sects, having each atid 
qual claims to recognition 


if a Clin 

s God and Saviour deliberately 
tentionally slighted and ignored in 
hat professes to be divine worship 
id he be required to disregard h 

? prays as an Odd fellow, and by lh 



n. It ii 

nful i 

holy r 

of the claim of Christianity to be wha 1 

it professes to be — the true religion. It 
is a clear, although implied denial o 
any superiority of our religion abov< 
that of the infidel, the heathen, tin 
ravage or the Hottentot. Usually Odd 
fellowship and Masonry insinuate tht 
leaven of their infidelity with BUcr. 
art that it is hardly perceptible. Bu' 

jre the 

•epresented bb me 
ed with the broat 
llowsbip. Rejoic 

off, and Cbri 


p the itifidi-l s great first cause, I 
ban's Great Spirit, the Mahomme 
s Allah, the Chinaman's Jouh— ai 
mown God; but know thou th 
net will verify his "word when t 
ivens and the earth have pa-s 
ay. He that denielh me belo 
n, him will the Son of man deny c 
a his Father and before the holy ( 


5th has a paragraph which sayi 
Prof. Wilder of Con 
his Tribune letter ur 


of t 

ig that no such evil is covored b; 
secrecy. No, they will not sufle 
nment to demand disclosures eve: 
i cases of mynlerious death unde 
Ihe ir hands require explanation. Th«i 
tteimined language is, ''Give us b« 
ecy or give ua death." 
Prof. Wilder not only shows tha 
;recyin social organizations is no 
eded for their laudable end, but tba 

Notice: — Let the friends of reform 
ear well in mind that the First Quar- 
ry Meeting of the Christian Aasocia- 
ion of North- Eastern Pa. Opposed to 
Secret Societies will be held in Factory- 
e. Wyoming County, Pa., Jan, 7th 
1 8lh, 1874; and will commence at 
.'clock iu the evening, Jan, 7lh., at 
! Six Principle Baptist Church in 
I above named place. Elda. A. L. 
st, J. W. Raynor, S. E.Miller and 
N. Callender are pledged to be present 
,nd speak if necessary. We sxpect to 
ecure Eld. J. h. Barlow of Bemie 
leights, N. Y., as the main speaker 
for the occasion. Brother Barlow will 
iia and mark the time accordingly. 
He will hear from us directly at an ear- 

ifcTewo of our Worls 

Work in Minnesota. 

UticaMmii. Nov. 24th. 1873. 
.a Bao.K.— I reached S..Cuarl. 
urday at 8 o'clock, P. M; preacl 

ed in the Congregational church at 1 
M. the 23d. In consultation hat 
anged the following programme for 
future work: at Ulica on the 24th, 
d 26th inst. R-yde School 
i the 27th; Cravath School- 
n the 28th; Rochester the 
30th, 1st. and 2nd of December. St. 
Charles the 3d. 4th. and 5ih, Saara- 
loga the bib and 7th. Fnrther ap- 
poiniments iu this region will depend 
upon intelligence received from olher 

Thei in I 

s had il 

lay hei 


i still "reported" in the effici 
the State. Prof. C. A. Blanol 
uree. The Cynosure, Pres, 
■'■ and S*muel D. Greene's 
h others in the hands of a fe. 
t godly men and wtmeu have 
:ady a great work on these 


irs in Curia 
J. P.Stodi 


Iteport of the Animal .Heeling or 
Association of Northeast l'a. 

Our report will be brief and imu 
feet. The afternoon session appoini 
at I o'clock, OjI. 15lh, at the City Hall 
was held according to appoiotnjenL 
President, Eld. S. E. Miller, in thi 
chair, and some preparatory bushiest 
transacted, and adjourned to 7:30 ii 
the evening. Met at 7:30 o'clock. 
in the evening, to hear a lecture b] 
Waller A. Seliew of G..w»nda, N. Y. 
subject, Secrecy. 



proposition, Secrecy i 

i well s 

if the 

ruber from which , 

shows that the ends for w! 
cieties are organized are bi 
by open organi 
To be sure t 
ble and real ends are the same. He 
lias shown that the good ends for which 
they are professedly organized may b-.- 
reached by open organizations without 
incurring the evils and dangers which 
are inseparable from their secrecy. 
This he demonstrated, and it baa been 
a thousand times demonstrated. Yet 


: .ba,ld -l 

evidence that the ostensible end an 
the real end of these societies are nc 
ihe same; but that before the pn 

hip, love and truth" can 
welfare of humanity can 
icomplished without ihe sec 
Masonry and Odd fellowsl 
,h it. But if there was ori 
red of evangelical righteousn. 
e holiness which prompted t 

ssire to undermine the doctrine tha 
according lo godliness, and privit 
• diffuse a leaven of false liberality tbo 
nuld relax the standard ot truth and i 
are morals and render a life of earns 
t-a-uree easy and reputable; if tber 

monopoly of unequal advantages ove 

e others and produced a little 
de in our minds while he dw 
i; but he treated the Euba<qu< 
s with such ability as to dispel 
ty as to the good effect of the I 


good aud had a 
e ■' mystery of 

ind t 


by Eld. A. C. Post of Montrose, 

on the "Religion of Maionry." 
closed the A. M. session. Met 
al 2 o'clock, P.M. in a business 
ing and suspended at 3 o'clock ti 
Samuel Erwin of Brooklyn, N 
tell his experience as related to Free- 
masonry. This was a truly useful 
hour to the cause of God and truth. It 
almost melted us together. There was 
in his experience a tone of simplicity 
and pathos that no honest man could 
resist. It was one of thoie religious 
outguBhiug demonstrations from a full, 

From Elder Itaird- Ohio Heotln-a. 

GacssviLLa, Pa., Nov. 8th, 1873. 
DsahCtnobubb:— I have been 1 
Union county, Ohio. I had a good 
round trip of il in the lecturing worS, 
aud bad good success in getting hear- 
ers at each point, but in nine faithful 
lectures I only got one subscriber I 
the C'jn-i-iure; although I made it 


s of the 

at each place. It is a rich country but 
ihe people are under the fe-u ol Free- 
masonry very much; they will talk 
istr.'iicly against it, and the lik< 
the l< 
but T 




comes lo the duty of pay- 
ea, because they are free 
aod death penalties tbey 

few do all the paying. This w. 
West Mansfield and Darby Ch 
Union Co. Ohio, where in six m 

the people did attend with seen 
tereat and attention. But wh* 

lecturer guilty home unpaid; wherei 
be paid nearly half of the entire sui 
raised on Summerville circuit for lei 

t this 

If I 


ght, and let their preacher pay th 
ay lo Heaven, through alt oppositi 
nd abute, they will be Rsdlj miatak 
i a coming day of reckoning. Jesus 

May the Lord save us from all sin of 
every kind, and help us to spend and 
be spent as the glory of God atd his 
truth requires; doing it heartily as unto 
the Lord, and not unto men. 

After closing our Beige in Union 
couuly, including two Sabbaths, we 
took our departure to Champaign coun- 
ty, and reached the residence of Rev. 
Jas. WiJkUon, whose dear wife lay sick, 
and was cared for by a dear son and 
daughter. The young man in the 

county, in his buggy, and there 1 took 
the train to Lima in Allen count; 
changed cars and just reached Wint- 
Station in Sandusky county, in time f 
the Convention on the 2 8 lb. of Octobe 
We had a good lime, and it cheer. 

brother, J. L, Barlow, whose compai 
and labors will not soon be forgotten. 
Bro. barlow delivered two telling 


ing very clearly the professors of Fri 
masonry to be deceived, by rejecting 
the commandments of God that they 
may keep their own traditions; 
and proved amply by its <>wn duct' 
that Freemasonry at best is Infidelity 
with a religious garb to cover th 
ceplion. Bro. Birlow had to lea 
fore our last meeting, but we had 
emn lime; and the house was full, and 
the best ot order was enj.iyed, and lh< 
presence of the good Lord was with Ui 
tdl the last. We then went to rest fo 
the night, at the house of Jacob Win 
ters, and in the morning settled U] 

ed after the vote, extending his hand to 
) said, ■' If you don't ask a location I 
11 for you," Another Mason who 
eacbes and lectures for.Masonry came 

•'thiB poor man" holding in his hand 

tide on " The Sacrament and Ma- 
, by Rev. W. Post," and said, 
you the author of this article t 
If you are I will prefer charges 
it you." The poor, malicious 
brethren! I pity them. But they 
new better than to attempt to carry 
it their threats. So for the present 
ie storm cloud has passed and salva- 
on is our theme. The Lord still pro- 
des, though my lot ia cast under "Pha- 
,oh" who has heretofore gained noth- 
g by his myaterious oourae. It must 
.me to pass that after Pharaoh hard- 
is his heart a little longer ihe songof 
Miriam will be heard through all 
the land. At our, conference I 
hallenged any member to put their 
finger on a spot where my moral char- 
acter was impeachable; and also said 

to show where I had defrauded him 
out of one dollar. Some Masons are 
contemptible, but we would only say, 
'the Lord rebuke them." 

Youre truly, W. Post. 

From the Wisconalu State Agent, 

Bro. Hinman has been delayed by 
cknesB from entering on his work, 
at he writes hopefully of the opening 
proBpeets. Friends in Wisconsin must 
now 'clone up ranks,' and atandintheir 
place ready lor duey. — 
Randolph, Wis., Nov. 14th, 1873. 
Dear Brother Kellogg:— I am at'last 
in the field. I lectured at Rio [Colum- 
bia County,] on the evenings of the 
12th and 13th to good audiences in 
the Congregational Church. The 
wrath of the Abiffites was stirred but 
I could not get any rejoinder. The 
only lectures ever given on this subject 
before in this place- were given in the 

gregationalist and a Methodist, in ad- 
ocacy of Masonry. My lectures were 
lermitted as an offset. We organized 
. local association and our friends feel 

etrong in the cause. 

11. H. IIlNKiH. 

rriction. — In ihe report of the In- 

ile V., 'The 
boaid of officers sballconsiitute an Ex- 

culive Committee, three of whom 
tall be a quorum." Other papers 
inch published the report will please 

We hope all our readers can say 
ith George Cowley of Rio, Wisconsin, 
We fell too much encouraged at the 

' we all realise our personal responsi- 
bly in this work, if we are strong 




bless our nation and the church 
Christ throughout the world will c 
tainly follow our labors. 

The long liits of manufactories, mi 
and other corporations which are un 


ion of 

ancial condition. The day labor- 
er will hear this contraction most heavi- 
ly. Thirty thousand it is reported are 
out of employment in Philadelphia 
alone. The labor Unions of New Yoik 
are petitioning for government aid in 
furnishing work; but the ill success of 
such attempts in the past is unfavora- 
ble to the plan. The city government 

for the relief of unemployed work- 

A friend in Lansing, Mich., writes 

ub that bis paitor (Congregational) 
pr- pared by request an essay on the 
question: Is it right for Christians to 
c uinsct themselves with secret societies, 
and read it before the State Association. 
The body immediately requested it for 


dered to be printed for gratuitous dis- 

the spot to meet the expense. At the 
Congregational Triennial Convention 
ol the Northwest, held in this city last 
April. Michigan was ably represented 
by ministers and delegates, who helped 
pass Mr. Goodenow's famous resolution 
against sustaining in their theological 
studies students who habitually use to- 
bacco or are connected with tbc Mason- 

; lodge. The 


; Christ 


unable to de. 


tut could see a single place wber< 
old find any fault, without feelinj 
(0 ol self-dagradation. 
e were compelled to leave befor* 
h was at half pas 

i the 


re received a good report. Brother 
Itfllew. by report, did a good ihmg 
nd had a large and reipectible audi- 

Ontahio, Yates Co., N. Y, 
Nov. 13th, 1873. 
Though clostiy pursued by some met 
of the Masonic craft, I have not been 
delivered into their hands. IlB agents 
ready to do their best were defeated. 
Rev. King David Nettlelon, my pre- 

er mismanagement — overshoi the mark, 
as the devil does sometimes, and the 
sequel was the eonfere-nje voted the 
passage of my character by an i 
whelming majority. A few Masons of 
the rank sort were the minority. One 
Rev- Mr. Monger, seemed highly excit 

airman of I 
tigan paatoi 


IrndTord County Association, Penu- 

The Bradford County Anti secret As- 

leeting at Vought Hollow. Bradford 
ounty. Pa , December 17th and 18th. 
:ider J. R, Baird is expected lo address 
The following breth- 

CD are cordially invited: Bro."Post of 
ilonirose, N. Callender of Green Grove, 
I. Lounsberry, D. P. R*thbun, and 
,11 lovers of the truth and Christianity. 
By order of the Committee, 

J. T. Russell. 


Sabbath-School Lesson, 

Birth of Mosea. 
Call of Mosea. 
7-31. Doubts removed 

7. xii. 21-30, fil. Jehovah'a Paas- 

8. xiii. 17-22. The Exodus, 
fl. xiy. 19-31. The Red Sea. 

10. it. 22-fi7. Bitter Waters Sweet- 

11. xvi. 1-5, 31-35. Bread from 

12. xvii. 8-16, Defeat of Amalek. 

13. Review (sugge B t) Song of Moses. 

Ten Commandments. 
5, 10-20. Golden Calf. 
2-20. People Forgiven. 

7. Num.iii. 6-13. The Lord's Minis- 

8. Num.xix.1-10. Israel's Unbelief. 

8. Num.xx. 7-13. The Smitten Rock. 

10. Num. xxi. 4-9. Serpent of Brass. 

11. Deut. xviii. 9-16. The True 

12. " nxiv. 1-12. Death of Mosea. 

13. Review (Suggest). Deut. viii. 
Mercies Reviewed. 

1. i. 1-11. Bdginnlug of the Gospel. 

2. i. 16-27. The Authority of Jesus. 

3. i. 48-45. The Leper Healed. 

4. ii. 14-17. The Publican called. 

5. ii. 23-28, iii. 1-5. Jssub aad the 

fi. iv. 35-41. Power over Nature. 

7. Tl-15 Power over Demons. 

8. v 24-14 Power over Disease. 

9. t 22-23, 35-43 Power overDeath. 

10. vi 20-23 Martyrdom of the Bap- 

11. vi 34-44 Fire Thousand Fed. 

12 vii 24-30 The Syro- Phoenician 


13 Review. 

his consent; that a portion of Lis Cath 
olic subjects bad by intrigues and re 
volts against law greatly disturbed lli< 
peace, which it is tbe Christian duty of 
the ruler to maintain, and which should 
be maintained. He hopes llie Pope 
will use his authority to stop the abuse 
of priestly privelegee; and in his per- 
sonal relations to God will have no oth- 
er mediator than the Lord Jeaui 

Religious News. 

A new religious weekly of local char- 
:ter issmn to be started in Chicago 
died l -Thv Alliance." It is to be ed- 
ited by Prof. Swing, Dr. Thomas, ant 
other city clergymen.— Elder Nathan 
Callender of Green Grove, Pa., re- 
.cioua outpouring of God'i 
bis people. — Tiie" first Prot- 


The De.ifMu 


ix 33-42 The mind of Christ. 
146-52 Blind Bartimeus. 
n 12-14 19-24. Fig tree Withered. 
;ii28 34 The.twoCommandmenls. 
tii 38-44 Hypocriay and Piety, 
dv 3-9 The Anointing atBetbany. 
liv 42-50 The Betrayal. ' 

xiv 66-72 ThejDenial. 

xv 22-39 The Crucifiiion. 

xvi 9-20 Tbe Risen Lord. 


■■ P a P e ' 


llias D. Ward 
■es: ' 'For two years past I have 
ntively read the Cynosure and 
e been deeply interested aud edi- 
, and my whole Boul Bym p.'ith z-« 
h jou and others in this greal mural 

omy — tbe support of such enterprises 
as prove useful in bringing men to a 
purer conscience and belter faith: — 

''I should have forwarded tbe m <ney 
before, but in an effort to retrench my 
expenses had about concluded lo Ol- 
der it stopped, but on looking the 
ground over. I came to the follow 
ing conclusions: 1st. That the country 
haa great need, to-day, of a paper or 
papers, that are neither •'hoodwinlceif 
or "muzzled" by secretiam. 2nd. 
That the Cynosure ia such a paper. 
3d. That, therefore, / am bound by 
the obligation I am under aa a citizen 
to aupport it. 1 will beke; cubtail- 

Tbe i 


correspondence be 
tween tbe Pope and the Emperor Wil- 
liam has been published at Berlin. On 
the 5lh of August the former wrote, 
calling up the civil action against tbe 
Jesuits in Germany and discrediting 
the approval of tbe Emperor, but as- 
suring him that such measures were 
undermining hia throne, and declaring 
in truth that every baptised person he- 

■eatlyin need of funds.— The Foreign 
r H-\i)ijil<ir>j &<;j*; "Of t Lir- 24' >,(Xn>,0u<j 
India, there is bi.rely l.tKJO.niJU of 
>minal Christiana of all cl*s»es, while 
31. me 2-'t!),ouii.i)uOrem^i-itobe brought 
to Christ.'— Rev. Dr. Hall, of Trinity 
Church, New York, says that the rev- 
enues of many of the Episcopalian 
churches are appropriated thus; One 
third for the ministers ana two-third* 
for tbe music. That the cost of tbe 
music in the Brooklyn churches would 
carry on their missions five times over. 
Rev. Dr. Partridge, rector of CI 
church, declares mat the debt of 
church might long ago have been i 
celled with the money paid to ungodly 

Suvingi Depo 

taries and ag.u, urge. 

of the postal telegraph 

.y.tem— The 

gr-^st B'l.ion 

on the 10th in 

at. by an official mspec- 

Idingi, many of which 

among the finest for bus- 

■Detain thm c 

untry.— While the re- 

of discharged employe! 

r confidence in the money 

earthquake ahock extending 
whole of Oregon and to Sun 
o. was felt on Saturday last. 

ent navy yards and every avail- 

l rough the Sabbath, 

le prospect of war is d 
Foreign. — An explo 

.izing the worl 
e Congregationi 

—The New York Si 
Association recomm 
to adopt weekly collections for sustain- 
ing their work and benevolent objects 
-Rev. Dr. D. C. McLaren of Geneva. 
N. Y., whose words at the Worcester 
-eraary of tbe National Chistian 
"" be remembered, lately 
_„. u .olden wedding. -Hen- 
ry Bergb, the Sew York Pnilanthrc- 
pist appeals to clergymen to preach on 
Sabbath sermons on "The 
dutyof prevention of cruelty 

ded force 
Sickles had been driven from 
Madrid, ban.*!} escaping with life, made 
\e most conservative talk of the ne- 
sssity of war. But Mr. Sickl.-s failed 
: tbe hem's part this lime. He is at 
eace with Casteiar and the Soari'mli 

imaud for justice. Tbe renl 
in Cuba, which iigoverned in 
lawless rabble, veritable lshm 

present thi 

It is .said that PreBidem 
Grant sympathized with the war clam 
ix, but was held back by this act. Th« 

truggiinfi republic ol Spain tusforbid- 

likely to be qu< 

R .ports of her owner 
tip and her papers are very confl cling, 
ominally American, but owned by 
ubans, she was not engaged in any 
gul.ii- coLuiuefce. The rnurderof her 


o Bmi 

a of 


of the] 

i Washington 
d Madrid hate jet no defined n-auli, 
It it is altogether lik-ly that by the 

ve the country another occasiou for 
tnk-giring in Aim ghtj God that the* 

rt the Un 
■ ground i 



-L.blnshuii'ut covering marly three 


Country. — Judge Davis and tbe jury 

l„,-.,i ,m, ,. 
prti-e u -j did ^ 

Of *1'.',760 

iled lliat Mute in Congress and was 
• lirsL anti-slavery henalor ek-eU d aid 

ni'ifr Lo Spain under Lincoln. — An 

the Pope. The Empei 
tember 3d, that no me, 
•n in the Prustian govi 


i brough 
md large 

t off tbe Newfoundland c<>as 

ror of Japan opened a polytechnic 
lool at Toke:, Oct. 9th. — Au im- 
inue demonstration in favor of Irish 
,0ms rule" .ook place in Dubli 
) 23d. Sixty thousand persoi 

Thie Im 

[■„; -j 

located on a beat 

it of Chicago. 

5 by the Legiali 

was chartered in 

ture of lllinoiB in the hands of 

Methodists who had left their denomi- 
nation rather than fellowship slavery. 
It was thus, from the first, tbe nursling 
of reform, not founded for speculation, 
or a sect; but aa a protest against the 


of 136 pages contai 
hundreds of engrai 
able information ab' 

colored plal 

. N. Y. 

ower and vegr 
table gardens, and a full descriptii 
price list of seeds and bulba. Jame 

Yick, publisher, Rocb 
Ths New Yorx Wii 
n'liLj.ous dady and the 
country, haa been enlarged since 
meetiDg of the L>ani;'*l;r:>d Alliance 
pretenta the largest amount of family 
reading with the daily newa of any pa 
per in our knowledge. Daily $3.00 i 
year; weekly $1.00. John Douga!. 
publiahar, No. 2 Spruce St New 

e plan of seniJin"! 


tify u-, tlmt y 

<„t>. 1 .M|.th. U . 


1H01. the original proprietors pro- 

a new charter with a board of 

twenty trustees: eighteen of i 

e orthodox Congregatioualisti 

ty pledged to tbe purposi 

origin, which were thoi 

education, pure Christianity and 

lure Republic. That pledge 

iius far been redeemed. Most of 

young men fought in the 

at slavery; and the College has 

accepted in honorable discbarge fi 

army, in full payment of tuili 

and no student haa ever, or if the fact 

be known, will ever be sent awa 




for fourt 
! ita growt' 

steady ; the nu 
time of this present writing being great- 
er than ever before; and its buildings, 
so far as completed, having no superi- 
ors in College architecture. 

Present Faculty. 

J. Blancbard, President, assisted by 

Hon. J.B. Walker, late President of 
Benzonia College, Mich. 

R v. J. C. Webster, A. M., Rheto- 
ric and Belles Lettres. 

Prof. O. F.Lumry, A. M., ancienl 

Rey. S. F. Stratum, A. M., Natural 

F. G. Baker, ProfeBor of Mm 
sisted by Miss Sarah A. Baker. 

A. H. Hiatt, M. D., Physiology and 

H. A, Fischer, Mathematics. 

MissH. A. M. Reed, Lady Principal. 

Mr, Chas. A. Blanchard, Prof L nigna;_;e and Principal o fth< 
Academic department. 

B. T. Pettengill, Assistant Principal. 
T. C. Moffit, Tutor. 

Mr. 0. N. Carter, Commercial De- 

Mrs. Sarah H. NuttiDg, Drawing 
and Painting. 

Terms present year begin: Spring 
Term. April 3d; Fall Term, Sept. 4th, 

ii Tract Fund for the Free DiitnWioB of Tracts, 

Me"of ABtunSSnl* 1 ! "' 0llJd ^ "^ W oirou!lt » u,0QBnn,la 
.ddresc Ezea A. Cook & Co., 


A thorough education in Academit 
,nd Collegiate studies, with Music, 
'ainting, Penmanship, etc. 

Freedom from the craft and corrup- 
ion of College Stcret Societies. 

Morning readings by the Senior clas* 
I Chapf-1-service, affording informa 

,nd delivery. 

Young ladiea residing in the College 
njoy the advantages of an enlarg 
isl intercourse, and the regulatio 
well ordered Christian family 


3 easy o 

; the fm 

on each flj 
will be but. 

ioms spacious with separate apart- 
:enU for study and sleep. 

The students' rooms are furnished 
ith atove, bedstead, mattress, pillows, 
ible, chairs, lamp, wash-stand and 
■oekery for the Bame. The students 
iust furnish bed-clothing, towels, nap- 
in?, mirror, and n-iythiug else desired. 

Industry ia honorable. All tbe 



each i 

t Mt. Holyoke, Roekford, and othe 

milk ant 


, diminiabes eipe 

or young 

in tbe building to 1 

or J82.5U 

or tbe balf year. Mini 



pay b 

ut two-thirds this a 


M.ny y 

link; L'-nik-raen find way 


bj .... 

a lab 

r, especially in 


m of 


work aad garden 



College ib now repre 


led hj Us 

ilmosc '-re 

ry h 

oorable walk of 


l'he eon>p 


of the present b 


ngi, in lb 


s of a devoted Facu 


niece, it, 
Srit [unlit 

« to a 

dvantagea, among 
of the country. 


he higbe 


re, moat finished a 


neri, nod 

elements of sue 

ii'l lnij'j'i 


life, are best atta 
the fear of Qod, 





vM-worfla, onR flnVihrco ie^nu. S ata ptxVK^t^nl% 


This is a one page tract, calling tbealtention of the publii 
the .le-ijniiu- and mlea of Frcemaaonry. Prio 

Extracts From Masonic Oaths and Penalties, £ 
Sworn to by the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island. 

Hon. John Ouincy Adams' Letter, 

ttivlng His and His Father's Opinion of Freemasonry 

Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

U lying His Opinion of Freemasonry (1832). 

Sataa's Cafei© Tow, 
"Freemasonrv is 0nlvl52 Years Old," 

"Murder and Treason not Ezoeeptd." 

Fre@sM.asoM.3ry ia. tb.e Gfl-uxola. 

Character arnl SjlhIhiIs nf I 

Address of Hiajintatylsiaciitioa, N.w York. 

Cortceming the Morgae Murder, and the characti 

f F,,.!,,,,^.,,!,. u* su.atu l,y ihis aad other Maaoni 

Judge Whitney and Masonry. 


Chaucelor of the University of N- 
If., on Secret Soeieties. 



Origin Qbligalioas and Sspenses of Tha Erasge 

For catalogue giving full information, 

Sis Siaiins why a Christian ,!m'd lih % FretaUS. 



° lnb Rntoa ' Weekly Edition. 

Who Murdered Capt. Wm. Morgan? 

Abduction and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

ThtB is a Boob of Thrilling Intereet. and 
ahowa clearly that 

m m 


C&~See Sample Pages below. 

*nd conducted to a r 
aa, ordinarily used 
:ie was guarded by t 

indthe former after s 

tnder liis orders. While tlius 
lsel with 4 or 5 of liis friends ar- 
le shurt d-.' ten tin n was permitted 

held Millet 

describa it; but still H't 

counsel, that tlic warn 

length avowed tliat it liad been issued by a magts 

ion of the warrant by virtue of which he 
tody, but he steadily refused to exhibit or 
doubt on the mind of Miller or Ilia 
nal protjc'-dinj,', 
ued by a magts- 
Leiloy. It should here In,- si.'ited that alj.nil i days 
bufore the successive arrests of Morgan and Miller, Daniel 
Julius, whose sudden apiiearanee at BjLavia has been men- 
tioned, suddenly ili-,art|iiMn'.i fn.un that place. A short time 
after Miller's introduction to the lodge room at Stafford, this 
same Daniel Johns entered the, holding in bis hand a 
drawn sword, ami walked with large and ijuiek step* acros, 
tun room, and. ns Miller describes it. seemed anxious to 
inspire terror into the eajilive. Miller however ventured to re- 
'-'- with liitri. having learned nismrae way which hecao- 
his pros 


not recollect. tliatJolina 

answered in a voice that fallered'n little, "Miller, I 
doing what I have been ordered to do." Durinc h 
tion in the room, one of tbe guards told him 
loud enough to be beard by all in the room, that ho 
to be tried at Le Roy, nor to stop there, nor to be 
tried by an ordinary tribunal, but was going where Mor- 
gan was. Miller a ..\a>d. " W bat tribunal i" lie replied," l'ou wil 
see." The others made no r.-iiiarks m denial or eAplanatnm, 
but he beard otic man say to another. "Miller is nothing bu 

t Le Hoy, would be u useless 

plan, if it could be avoided, 
ternooii, French, seemingly by inadvi 
d against Miller was ir 

lit; and from that 
laken. About dusk the 
aise and tumult, to Le R< 
i the [iart of French 

ampletion of their 
vas no part of their 
course of the after 
nee, admitted tha 
in I act a process in a civil 

il proceeded, with much 
., and alter many ell'orts 
i from so doing. Miller 

got himself placed before the justii 
warrant. French then -ave directions to two of bis assist- 
ants, and disappeared. Miller staid in the uflice about half 
an hour, during which time the justice called for; the consta- 
ble and warrant, but neither constable, warrant, or plaintiff 
appeared, and tbe justice informed Mr. Miller that be -.vsj 
at liberty to go where he pleased. This was about nine 
o'clock in tbe evening." It appeared from the docket of the 
magistrate that a warrant had been issued against Miller, 
and one John Davids, on the oath and at the request of Dan- 
iel Johns; John Hands had been also arrested In the direc- 
tions of French, but the slnrilf of the county informed 
them that he was in his custody on the jail limits, upon 
which he was discharged from the arrest. Miller baling 

making the best of 
ten French and Johns suddenly 
ndeavored to sebe Miller by the 

■ ■I'L hi*'' permission 
nis way to a public house, 
appeared again. Theformi 

collar, and called loudly for help to retake thi 
Johns asked if there was no person there who would help to 
secure that man. Li ill although attempts were made to regain 
possession of Miller, he succeeded in reaching a public liou= ■ 
and after another ineffectual attempt by French and his 
associates to prevent him, lie n turned laical night to Batavia, 
and relieved his family fro in lenor and alarm. That this 
lawless assemblage of men tu.ik place for the purpose of se- 
curing the arrest of Miller, by virtue of a process never in- 
tended to be acted upon, we shall Like no trouble to show to 
the public We have conclusive proof from the express dec- 
larations of those who led tbe troop, and from various other 
of the objects (hey in view was to pull 

down t 


should be necessary for 


What bast thou done to 
;hee walk so helplessly 

Where Satan led, 
rer. riL-nrer ■. niiu^ thy feet 

plied. "I have said is »reai 
many things to you." 

low you have in sermons; but 
that nobody has said anything 
1 particular, before yesterday.' 
o said anything to you yester- 
day 1" 

Henry Olapp," said lie (naming i 
young man who had recently entertain 
, hope in God). 
What did Henry aay 

And called 

To light an 

Then placim: -harp tlmrus on my head, 


him in the e 

.nd told 

me if he might say it. I £ 
le might, And then he said, 
igh time for you to begin to 
the Lord." 

"And what was your anBwearS' 
"I had hardly time to answer at 
for he parsed on. But I said to 1 
when he got a few feet from me, '! 
is, Henry.' He turned back his face 
pnrtly towards me, looking 
shoulder, and answered, 'Dt 
and went right 



Kn, ,!,/., 

>d King of Saints. Aid 

make your nation that happy 

whose Qod i6 the Lord and her 

the advent song of the Heavenly 

host, "Glory 

from his horse and capturt-d. 
Remember, then, this ru 
mote thorough, the greater 
Little Crumbs. 

f and good 

"You aay nobody said anything to 
yon before. If he or some ont 
had spoken to you before, do yo 
you would have begun before!" 
"I think I should." 
Such was the opinion of this young 
man. To this opinion he adheared 
long after. The last time I spoke to 
on that subject, he said to me that 
believed that he "should have 
sought the Lord years before if any- 
dy had spoken to him about it." 
Here, then, was a young man, liv- 
l in the midst of a Christian commu- 
nity till he was more than twenty y 

Bring them up in the way 
should go. 

Give them a good suhst imm!. 

Teach them how to cook a. 

meal of victuals, 

Teach them how to wash and 

Teach them how to darn stoc 
and sew on buttons. 

Teach them how to make- thei 

n to make bread. 
i all the mysteries of the 
ig-room and parlor, 
i that a dollar is onl 

Yes, soul, I (limiglit "[ tlK-e ami Wire i 
Lost soul, I thought of thee I 
What hast thou done for me 

This do I now for thee! 
What doest thou for me? 
I stand before God's justice throne 
And plead for thee, 

in that 

very slender things to 
of souls. It is 

I did preach a pretty 
find God 

■ithin thei 
get to the 

Teach them to wea 
and do it like a queen, 

Teach them a good, round, rosy 
romp is worth fifty delicate consump- 

old, a regulai 

o scores 

f Christia 

and yet 



The firs 


to him w 

m .—Dr. 


A Work 

for Mot he 

the street, which he hardly thoughi 
was of any value whatever, was what 
God had blessed; that when he had 
thought he succeeded best he had don' 
nothing, aod when he thought he hac 
succeeded worst then God blessed him. 
Many a soul has had his eyes openet 
by an instrumentality whicli none eve: 

I do notfind many souls converted 
by bodies of divinity. We have receiv- 
ed a great many into the church, but 
never received one who became convert 
ed by a profound theological discussion 
We very seldom hear of any great 
number of conversions under very elo- 
quent preachers — very seldom indeed. 
We appreciate eloquence, and bave not 
a word to say against it by itself, but 
evidently it has no power spiritually 
to enlighten the understanding, neither 
does it please God to use the excellen- 
cy of words for conversion. When 
Paul laid aside human wisdom and said 

speech he only laid aside what would 
not have been of much service to him. 
When David put off Saul's armor, and 
took the sling and the stone, he slew 
the giant; and giants are not to be con- 
quered to-day any more than they were 
then by champions arrayed in Saul's 
armor. We must keep to the simple 
things, to the plain gOBpel, plainly 
eidached. — Spurqeon. 

At the reunion of the Alurr 
Steubenville Female Seminary. 
in June last, Mrs. E. M. Sloa! 
Oakdale, Illinois, read a history of the 
class of which Maria Bigham Camp- 
bell, one of the martyred missionaries 
of the Sepoy rebellion, was a member. 
After the recital of her history the pa- 
per closed with the following appeal: 

Sisters of the Seminary, the grac< 
that hath gotten her the victory is a) 
sufficient. She has suffered for Jesus 
We are still on the battlefield and then 
is brave work to do for Jesus by tht 
Christian women of this generation, j^ 
call is now sounding through the land 
for them to rally to the standard which 
the spirit of the Lord is lifting ui 
against infidelity coming in like a flood 
iL resile Ding to sweep away ah that v 
Christian in our civil institutions. It 
demands the abolition of chaplaincies 
in our army and navy, our prisons and 
ms; the discontinuance of prayer 
■halls of legislation; the expul 
of the Bible from the public 
schools Ihe abrogation of public 
jLii viti^s mid f.iils ; the abolition 
of the oath as a bond of integrity to 


ncademy. And she doi 

'•I don't know about that," said an 
old gentleman. 

■ sir." said tic- ^cho"l-girl, 
flushing, ''that is, I mean she reads as 
iy of them as she possibly can." 
Just so, my di;ir;" said the uhl gen- 
nan kindly. ''But I'm not so sure 
about the wisdom of the lady who 
reads all the new books. It Beems te- 
rn e that she often must spend her timt 
very foolishly — very foolishly indeed. 
my to 

oh! ^en'I'-m 
would be. better lo 
at all, than (o read 

ight. It 

, and read a good book thrc 
ek — yet, at the end of a 
ime really a well- 

'he Grand High Priests 
tts, the Rev. Bro. Sam- 
gentleman and a scholar 
officiated on the occasion as chaplain, 
If Mr. Clark does not know better than 
St. John for a Mason, we re- 
gret it, and beg of him, for his opinions 
entitled to respect, to examine the 
.ter. The holy Royal Arch, of which 
friend Clark is now the High Priest 


The Weekly Cyuos 
the following papers 

Religious Telescope. . 

Crm-'Mii statesman 

Methodist Free Press S 

G.U.lcu tVn-tr S 

Thct'Lri-i n:i ( ii'ti'.y with map of 



dred years ago. The first chapter 
tV-em^jons in the known world i 
started by Charles Ed. Stewart i 

tion of St. John's day by 
was when they organized 
t Apple Tree Tavern, A. 

' m^iLWalile that men o 

fesslon should come forth to the public 
with the falsehood in their mouths that 
the forerunner of the Messiah partica- 
pated in and approved of their scanda- 
lous mysteries. 

The c 


of life may : 

and it would 

> do the markeHEig lor 

> foot up store bills. 


Teach th.-. 

Tea. h l 

Teach thi 

Teach them that a good, steady 
greasy mechanic, without a cent ii 
worth a dozen oil-pated loafers in broad 

Teach them to have nothing to dt 
with intemperate and disolufe young 

Teach them to climb apph 
fishing, cultivate a garden, drive a road 
team, or a farm wagon. 

Teach the accomplishments— music 
drawing, painting — if you have tht 
lime and money to do it with. 

Teach them not to paint and pow- 

Teach them not to wear false hair. 
Teach them to say no, and meat 
it, or yes, and slick to it, 

Teach them to regard the morals : 
ot the money, of a beau. 
Teach the essentials of life— truth 

Nobody Said Anything to Me, 

The title which I have given tl 
sketch is taken from the lips of a you 

of my church. He had called up' 

3 fore 


his religious duly; and after conversing 
with him, and saying such things to 
him as I thought appropriate to his 
state of mind, I asked him how it 
came shout that he had not given his 
prayerful attention lo the subject of re- 
ligon before. 

•'Nobody has eaid anything to me," 
Baid be. 

and the 

repeal of 


aws looking lo 

be elif.j 

cement of 

"Christian" morai- 


s i f the 

oble woman, who 

n India 

ell a victi 

j the righteone 


n visited 


that Christian 

nation w 

I'J Ulf!l< 111 


her money and 

the reliLi 

of Boodh and 

Mohammed, will y 

ot fear for your 

natire la 



ra in Israe 

trueted to teach 

the wore 

a of God 


gently to your 


in the house 

when yo 

I walk by 


way, when you 

ie down 

and when 


u rise up, wil 

you not 

*sk that o 

r n 

ation's children 

earning, that made no petti 
lerer of women and chili 

year helped I 

■ L .r i's 



sand dollars, will you not ad'd another 
glorious hdd to your "Women's Work 
for Women." 

Daughters all of a Republic of which 
the lathers came to the American wil 
derness to found for the glory 
a Christian state, will you m 
the call T will you not rally to the. stand- 
ard) Gathered now in our Christian 
homes, beautiful nurseries of Church 
and State, and in our schools and Sab- 

ing g' 

r Ship of Siate and l 

eld ; 

Pulpit and 
our Press. Work then, Christian 
Mothers 1 Work then, Christian 

Teachers! By the grace of God train 
for your country a race of Christian 
Statesmen. Teach them that ''True 
r< hgion is the foundation, paient and 
guardian of true L berty;" that "Free- 
dom cannot exist, without authority 
that protects it from license as well as 

Rely upon U, that on youi 
depends in a great measure t 
woe of after life. — Sdech'd. 


full light.— Wkately. 

minded, we must let the imauiniUi 
n-al'zc the bl-faedner-s lo which we i 
moving on. Let it calm you and i 
noble you, and give you cheerfulm 
to endure. Let us think much of re 
the rest which is not of indole iko, ! 
of powers in perfect equilibrium; i 
rest which is deep as summer midnigl 
yet full of life and force as sumn 
suushine, the Sabbath of eternity. 

Oliildrens' Comer. 

Well Done. 

It takes time and effort to mi 
:an, but he is worth all it costs, 
i the noblest work of creation 
hall live after buildings, and n 
icnts, and earth itself shall 
assed away. 

A flaw in the foundation of a t 

■ the v,hule 

fall. I c 

uf a College building taken down 
correct a mistake of the workm 
You can't lake b;ick your life in a 
years, to mend the errors of your 

In fo great a matter bow important 
that everything be well done. This i; 
the way to make. the greatest speed oi 
our way toward (ewe manhood. A mai 
was once hotly pursued by his ene 
mies; while they were in full sight up 
on the descent of a mountain in lh< 
rear, the rzirt of his saddle broke; ht 
coolly dismounted and repaired thi 
breach, then in an instant throwing 
himself into the saddle, he shot acrosi 
the plain and escaped his pursuers 
Had he attempted to push on with thi 

■ worthy to live, do live, 

ie quite a sale tinny tor 

ielah to look only at twenty- 

iod rule for young persons 
any two new books in suc- 
Uways put a good standard 

I Trait of l-'iveiuasniirj. 

d thei,- tiDyilfs change* in r 
i right of every free 

God and life eternal 
powers of the world ti 

when the soul whisper 
ire and destiny, whei 

in itsawful proportion-, 
pose that there should !■■ 


Christian Cynosure 

Address, EZRA A. COOS & CO., 


i Masonic 

c Urn i.. is) 

of Health 

NiiI.mii.! A.-ru iiUuri-i and lice .luiir 

Be K.-i i" ;■. Mu^.iT.iiie 

i either of last three 40 

ehold Magazine with 

Bii.:.- :;, ,.- 



Freemasonry Exposed, 



Light on Freemasonry, 


. Sew Edition of Banyan's 



Dr. John C. Emery of Racine Co.,Wie. 

Subscription Letters Iteeeiv. 



Preston Allen, A Andre, L C A 
ews, TB Arnold, Jonas Adams, R 
M Adair, Wm Brouse, J L Barlo 
J M Bishop, P Bruce, John Brown, 
Brinkerhoff, J R Baird, Geo Brokaw, 
M Bishop, W Bancroft, H Baseo: 
Dan'l Brown, Eliza Bradbury, E 
Burnham, Jno Ball, Wm Banks, P 
Barnard, L Buckley, D B ByerB, A 
Bhikely, Jas Bicknell, Guernsey Cam 
D S Coyner, WRM Colt, Cravat 
Jas Campbell, Mrs A Clayton, Jo! 
Camp, A Comstock, H Chapin, 
Croker, P Cromwell, Van R Care 
Jos Catterlin, J Crnnson, Rev J L 
Clark, R LChitty, P B Chamberlain. 
M P Delong, Mrs S F Durkee, J M 
Darby. Sopbionia Durkee, John Den- 
ny, Mrs W P Daniels, Jas De Lautel, 
E V Downey, Edw'd Dolph, J P E 

the cor 

and publicly avow their J!>npprf.hj 
of the mystic order. No matter how 
pure and useful the lives of such men 

recently those presses and tongues 
themselves may have helped to record 
and sound. out the praises of such men, 
yet the instant the avowal alluded to is 
made, the Masonic milk is changed to 
gall; praise is suddenly turned to oblo- 
quy; commendations to cursing; and 
they "call him vile who was but now 
their garland." In all these cases there 
has been no change of character on the 
part of the individuals referred to, 
they have continued lo discharge all 
their private, domestic, social and public 

ever, have still preserved the reotuude 
pects and bave 

.auifest the 

lllell.--! ! 

probity, and th 
and solid judgment which first won 
confidence and praise, but they have 
ventured to apeak with freedom and 
eenBure of the obligations and doings 
and lately revealed character of the 
secret order. For this they are de- 

For the truth of this representation 
we appeal to the observation of all who 
have paid any attention to the course ol 
the times. The case of every Anti-ma'.ou 
of any notoriety and influence, general, 
or local, is proof — proof positive — proof 
which we dare the handmaid thi 
any of her organs to deny. If Br. 
bring forward a single exceptiot 

, from the 

But she dare not 
once tike the temp 
enjoined weapon— 

We have a high regard for the Lei 
cester people. They are enterprising, 
intelligent and patriotic. They are 
good friends, too, notwithstanding the 
slripe of Masonry that runs over their 
hill. Theoratoroflheday was the "Rev 
Bro. Jamea Thomson of Natick, Miss.' 
"It is remarkable that this man has been 
made a Mason within a twelve month ; 
and so much does he glory in the de- 
lusion, that he comes forth its cham- 
pion on this day, covering with the 
cloth of the Christian ministry the vile 

•Earl, LSEddy.D WEIde: 
kin, David Edwards, G Fyfe, H . 
Fischer, Tims Freeman, John Finnej 
T B France, C L Fan. A D Freemai 
M F rink, Jno French, L C Gaskill, John 

J C Graham, Juhn Gardnei 
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WHOLE NO. 112 

The Christian Cvnosure. 

No. 11 WnbtiaU Aveime, CLlcngo. 

The American l*r 

Tbe tragedy atCoruell Universi 
brought out the American press. 

of Willis, 
ably beei 

-r..l ,idi, 

any general expression so calmly 
and critically adverse to tbe wbole 
system. Tbe letter of Professor 
Wilder baa been already published from 
the New York Tribune; to follow that 
able paper we have collated opinions 
from standard journals, east and west, 
religious and secular. They show the 
evident tendency of th' 

the c 

jbe ! 

j hard agai 
The jury of « 

the principle of secret societies, and r 
it has been opened in a masterly v 
by Burt G. Wilder, tbe well km 
professor of anatomy at Cornell. . 
Of course, it doesn't fotiow that 
cause Leggctt died in the procetsoi 
tiation, the Kappa Alpha is not a 
nifieent institution, fur people have b 
known to die in the process of baptii 
but this is a good time to reflect whi 
er there are not more general CODBM 
ations that condemn the existence 

3 tbe advancement of t 
auses, secret organizati 


any purpose. To-day and here, they 
have nosuch excuse for their existence. 
There is not a moral, political or social 
purpose which secrecy can aid more 
than openness. Secrecy may succeed 
in springing an issue upon a people 
and carrying a single campaign, but 
its ga'ns are temporary and hardly 
worth the pains. The Kuow-notliing 
and P. L. L. organizations have really 
accomplished nothing l>y their secrecy, 
except to familiarize young people with 
the frangibiltty of oaths and to till their 
minds with silly ambitions. The older 
social organizations are largely chariiu- 
ble in their purpose, but probably if 
the per cent, of revenue that goes to 
charity were displayed by the side of 
that which goes to fuss and feathers 
the comparison would not be flattering. 
The annual dues exacted would pay 
tbe premium on a very fair life insur- 

of the 


i large 


pleasure. Utile children display it 
with their triumphant 'I know somt 
thing you don't" Most people out 
grow it, but some never do. It is i 
foible that belongs to the juvenib 
mind and the juvenile state of eiviliza 
tion, It is the meat of petty rathe 
than of large minds, and we fear wi 
must say of the feminine rather than of 
the masculine cast of thought. £ 
societies, therefore, thrive among 

«,.]|. ■ 

, and! 

ordinary people who are just below pol 
itics, so to speak, and who are satisfied 
witli :i mighty small honor, if it is ex 
pressed mighty bin- In certain cases, 
like tbe Phi Beta Kappa, a literary 
weight attaches to membership, but tli 
seorecy of the order has contributed 
nothing to this end. Tbe mystic let- 
ters are equal in effect to D. D., or D. 
G. L. The English universities, w€ 
believe, have nothing corresponding t< 
the secret societies of American col 
leges. . . . We shall get over se- 

good many oilier childish things. Ii 
used to be proper among gentlemen tc 

to refuse to exchange pul 

i five per cent, for parly 
:c. , but now we order thi 
lanly way. We do not 

si notions by any autho 


In fact we should insist upon the si 
preservation of all man's rights to n 
a fool of himself, but we say at 

. 25. 

I'toloul,;, i 

I Vila t 

have long been 
mitled lo exist undisturbed are frc 
•ally brought into prominence and 
msed in their worst forms by some 
u-ii table accident or tragedy incident 
their operalions. Ten days ago a 
young and promis'ng son of General 
Leggelt. Commissioner of Patents, was 
killed near Ithaca, N. Y., by falling 
from a cliff, while about to be initialed 
into a secret society of Cornell Univer- 
sity. ... So shocking an affair 
may be beneficial, we trust, in suggest- 
ing tbe expediency of a general dibeour 
aging of secret societies among our 
institutions of learning. Despite their 
pretenses there is little that can be said 



iol designed for literary or social cul- 
ure, and seek to attain no moral or re- 
;gious ends. Physical development 
nd healthful diversion are least of their 
bjects. On the contrary, they almost 
avariably breed rowdyism, haaiug, 
drinking, debauchery, extravagance 
. disinclination for duty. Assem 
party of young men together 
here, with all restraint removed, 
and perfect secrecy enjoined, and the 
. will be pernicious. Students 
e relaxation and diversion, but 

that speedily become schools for vice, 
y no means necessary. Every 
e society should be kept under 
healthful supervision, and the danger- 
und ridiculous fol I ! ■ s that are now 
mun, under tbe de&ign ilion of ' ir. - 
ory ceremonies," should be totally 

From lime immemorial the secret 

pe have been noted for tbe drunken- 
ss of their members, for brawls and 
elitig, and for many other equally 
debasing absurdities. The introduc- 
n of any of these baneful customs 
.o American colleges should be close- 
ly guacili d against, and the best way 
it is lo discountenance all college 
organizations that affect to be beyond 
introl of collegiate authority. 

ll-g'-H i. nd 

til eruption of imiinenne thru follows the 
entrance of a fresh class to the educa- 
tion couise. . , . But the 'boys' 
learn these things from their elders. If 
tbe ' secrets' of Masonry, Odd-fellow- 
Bbip, Knights c-fPylhias, Sons of Malta, 

could have sunlight let in upon them, 
we fancy the members thereof would 
but be pronounced foolish boys of larger 
growth. If the initiated were not ter- 
rified into secrecy by fear of having 
their tongues lorn out by the roots, 
they would tell tales of nonsense, of 
fearful oaths, of tcrrihlu vows, of ghast- 
ly sceues, that would make outsiders 

iu the country, and the sad death of 

young L-ggell may induce collegian 
to consider whether there is any ren 
humor or pleasure in the coarse practi 
cal jokes of initiation, or any value ii 
the secrecy of the society. But this i 
a question for all students in every uui 
versify, not for Cornell alone. And i 

svery other colle 
a gross misstate 

- of this populai 

aw, one word to the students, 
(hi', ii filing occasion to do away 
all there secret society orgies) W< 
> they are not peculiar to Cornell 



re they of auy, even the least util 
Are not these rude and unfeel 
•remonies as ridiculous and use- 
ind almost as barbarious as the 
rites of the Hindoos! Consid- 

rnble lesson of the untimely d. 
.- of your brightest members g 
ii ful and fearful emphasis to 


The Sprtmifidd Republican, refe 
g to the case of young Leggett ( 
Cornell, 3ays: "We shall get ov« 
secret societies as we are getting ov» 
a good mauy other childish things. 
Again it remarks: "In fact, we shoul 
the sacred pn 

: tools of then 

a say at the . 

th sense and independence. 
'uld gladly share ihe feeling that 
ill soon 'get over' this childisbn 

■ litii-i 

ed of Masonry and kindred follies, and 
ialth acd thorough organization 
leem lo be growing up into en- 
during strength. The Republican 
to make a further advance, and 
call these societies not only 'childish,' 
riminal, Their immorality and 
! hristian character make them 
nemies of the church and aocie- 


Some few weeks since we published 
a article upon the subject of secret 
>ciaties. A new illustration of their 
reat evils lias just been given 


public mind has been irresistably 
vn to it, and is prepared to receive 

lesson which it teaobee. 
tie ul li'-y and his bleeding, aense- 
companions, with the breaking of 
morning, were borne back to town 
id procession. The parents were 
gathered to tho place by telegraph. A 
it's jury began its investigation, 
The faculty of tbe college and the bro- 
earted friends attended to listen 
awful story. But the members 
i society were bound to Beorecy. 


, the 


unmanly or untruthful. Other 
is are held in subserviency to tbe 
iiprem- claim wl.ich < tit- Pociety 
has upon tbe members. 

We have before spoken of the low 
cjudices and antipathies which this 

those who are outside, and of the un- 
til y and vicious friendship which 

Prof. Wilder adds another terrible ac- 

to the indictment which we bring 
against the societies. He shows that 

their direct effect is to take from thei 
members personal freedom, and tba 
liberty of judgment and action which i 
necessary to the boat growth of th< 
individual and the happiness ofsocie 


springs up among 
hope of this. Hazing, against which 
college faculties have fulminated in 
vain, is already coming into disfavor 
under the more manly feelings which 


alleges. We i 

rowing tendencies, its slavish judg- 
ments, will disappear as something un- 
worthy of our American manhood. 

a brief reply to Prof. Wilder's exhnue 
live indictment of secret societies i 
general, and college secret societies i 
particular. His only points are ths 
tbe evil charged on these association 
is inherent iu man; that there are; 

hundred , 



men might pass their time; that a cer 
tain amount of extra blood and th< 
recklessness of youth finds harmles. 
outlet here; that the dissipation whicl 
some of them conceal might take an 
other form, and perhaps a worse; tba 
all societies are not addicted to redicu 

; that he lis 

iof i 


i of I 


liness,' and if we abolish them, we 
shall only have some worse evil to en- 
unter. All which we are very glad 
put beside Prof. Wilder^ masterly 
■ ument as tbe best that can be said 
the other side. If any other advo- 
,e of secrecy betters the argument, 
shall give it to our readers, 

To t 

belo-ved 1,i l'I 

Editor of the Cynosu; 
8m:-I would not ask 


Beecher and Tilton. 

see by the New York papers, tha: 

Tilton has refused to recgii'/.- tin 

diction of Mr. Beeclier's church, 

that Mr. Beecher has declared tba 

lad nothing against Mr. Tilton 

urgmir at the tame time, strenuously, 

hat no investigation of tbe matter 

ihould he had, giving as a rensou hh 

fear that the church would be disturbed, 

and declaring unabated opposition tc 

of the scanilal case. 

Is this wise or wicked i The suppres 

of investigation in this case is un 

denied, and the reaBon alleged, 

to notice the allegation of the eor- 

s Woodhull. would bo to give no- 


from Mrs. Woodhull. but from 
i himself, from Mr. Bowen, 

fr.>in numerous known incidents 
led with the scandal. 


The following is an extract f 
published letter of Mr. Tilton, 
Brooklyn, Deo. 27th, 1872: 

ow, my friend, you urge 
speak, but when the truth is a i 
God's m< 

,tku .'. 

j apir 

vithin me. 

ii ti nntini' 

But my wife'i 

of charity [and quenches all resentments. 

She says, let there be no suffering but 
lurselves alone, and forbids a vindi- 
on lo the injury of others. From 

the beginning she 


lips, saying 

when you prompt me to speak for her. 
'ale her more Christian 
mandate of silence. Moreover, after 
all, the chief victim of the public dis- 

pleasure is myself alone and so long 
as this is happily the case, I shall try 
with patience to keep my answer with- 
in my ownbreast, lest it shoot forth 
like a thunderbolt through other 
hearts. Theodokk Tilton." 

In order to understand this it ought 
to be said, that the wife of Theodore 
Tilton had published the following 
statement in regard to Mr. Beecher: 
She says — "Yesterday afternoon, my 
friend and pastor, Henry Ward Beech- 
er, solicited me to become his wife in all 
the relations which that term implies." 

Fairness requires that it should be 
stated in connection with Mrs. Tilton's 

period, in the absence of her husband, 
Mr. Beecher called on her and obtained 
a statement from her denying her pre- 
vious statement. Mre. Tilton in this 
case is probably placed in the most try- 
ing circumstances in which a wife and 
mother can stand. 

In a letter to Mr. Tilton, so long ago 
as 1863. Mr. B">wen, the proprietor of 
The Independent, bad said: 'I some- 
times feel that I must break silence. 
That I must no longer suffer as a 
dumb man, and be made to hear a 
load of grief most unjustly. One 
word from me would make a rebellion 
throughout Christendom. I had al- 
most said : and you know it. You have 
just a bit of theevidense from the great 


suing a phantom, but solei 
ing over an awful reality." In con 
nection with this extract and from the 
same letter of Mr. Tilton to Mr. Bower 

he makes the following statement 
"On tbe 25th of December, 1870, al 
an interview in your house, at which 
Mr. Oliver Johnson and I were present, 
you spoke freely and indignantly 

living. Aman with a lack of conscience; 
— a man that has one morality for him- 
self, and another for his people; a li- 
centious man and a hypocrite, but with 
an overflowing fulness of fancy and 

^ucli charges as these were never 
brought by competent witnesses againrt 
any public man before, who did not 
demand an investigation, 


iof D 

timent Undei 
Christian church to our knowledge has 
ever joined their pastor in endeavors lo 
suppress the examination of a case. 
Tbe case of the recent scandal in Bal- 
timore; the oase of the Second Pres- 
byterian ohurch in Cincinnati, the suc- 
cessor of Dr. Beecher; the case of the 
scoundrel Maffet. the most popular 
preacher of tbe Methodist church;— 
all those were investigated, and all the 
culprits condemned. 

We are among those who have not 
believed Mr. Beecher a guilty man. 
We have regreted the evidence of his 

we have looked upon him as a brilliant, 
but virtuous man, with free Icve pro- 
clivities, preaching his own concep- 
tions for the gospel, but this last effort 
to prevent an investigation in his church 
is against both him and his people, 
If he is innocent, an investigation 
would vindicate his character and con- 
demn the guilty. If he is not inno- 

l afev 

m the families of his congregation. 

alluded by name to a woman, i 
vidow, whose husband's death you did 
iot doubt was hastened by his knowl 
dge that Mr. Beecher had maiutainei 
nth her an improper intimacy. 


i Tim 

The Mr. Oliver Johnson here s 
', is a man of business qualitisi 
verrtaiil" writer. He does not profuse 
i hold the views of evangelical Ch 
ana; and be is now the office editor 
t. Beecher'a paper, Tlie Christ* 
hiion. What does such a fact mei 
i be bribed to keep a secret) 

r these 

do I 

from Mrs. Woodhull, but from c 
I statements would be credited 

Othersubject?. The subterfuge nought 
9 accomplished by the name oi 
ihulf is transparent. Besides, i 
Woodhull is the Satan in this case 
Beecher knew her character ter 
i ago as well as he does to-day. 

< be 


3 now. Yet Mr. 
Beecher then and subsequently ex- 
es with her; and his sisters 
nd Mrs. Hooker, (not Mre. 
orded her their friendship 
publicly and of course privately. This 
attempt to vilify a character that they 
fellowsbipped, knowiug it to be 
then what it is now, is suspicious and 

But haviug nothing to do in this pa- 
>er with the harlot, look again at some 
further testimony from Theodore Tilton, 
editor of the Golden Age. In an edi- 
torial in regard to a new volume of Mr. 
eecher's sermons, Tilton speaks thus: 
To think one thing and say another; 
> hold one philosophy in public and 
another in private ; to offer one morali- 
j multitude and keep another 
self is a degredation to no 

blast upon nothing t 

n. Nevertheless ihe: 
much in these pages showing 

or frequently forgets tb 
priest, and remembers thai he 

uui;, happy I 


what God can do in making a human 

being with h plentiful lack of coneoienci 

and courage, but with an overflowing 

Inees ol fancy and wit" 

This is the testimony, and these the 

roonal views of Mr. Bowen and Mr. 

Tilton— two men who ought to know 

Mr. Beecher better than any other men 

j bade 


ups mig I, 

he expected, as many of his church, 
well as those who hear him as a lecture 
are persons drawn by the brilliant an 
bad, rather than the better sides of h 
character. R. L. L. 

He formers. 

The servant of the living God; 
ed by heavenly impulses, warmed by 
love, emanating from the great throb- 
hing, glowing, bleeding, heart of Ji 
bus; moved bv acompassion kindred t 
that which gave up heaven, and cart 
to earth, which laid aside glory an 
''endured the cross, despising the 
shame"; he looks upon the m 
of humanity with a tear for 
pang; and while, like the great and 
good physician he uses every i 
,llay the sufferings of the victi 
iression, he remembers that tin 
permanent relief lies in the removal of 

d all-absorbed in his great work 
forgetful of self, engrossed with thi 
terebtsofmen who villify and calum 
ate his name, he labors and weeps 
d prays for the society that ostracise: 
m as a monomaniac; white with 
jwb like thei bolts of God, he th 

roiig. Such men now live and act. Not 
aoug Ihe fawning multitudes of over 
eased, over-fed aud over-honored ser 
nts of the times: you will not find 
em there. '-They win hard fare ami 
,rd toil. They lay up shame and oblo- 
y. Theirs is tbe most painful of 
trlyrdoma. Racks and fa^ols 



of adheri 
those of my friends and acquaintance 
whom as men I value and esteem; but 
tho demands of duly are imperious, 
and they must be obeyed. If they are 
still hoodwiuked and held fast by a 
cable-tow, I pity them, but for myself 
I must abandon an institution which 
its warmest friends and ablest advocates 
cannot defend from the foul stain of 
imposture, infidelity and murder. 

The secret abominations of the or- 
der are confirmed by thousands of Ihe 
most unexceptionable witness; they 
cannot be wiped away in this enlight- 
ened age by the stale argument that 
Washington, Lafayette and others of 
high standing in soe'ely were Masons, 
which indeed, is about all that can be 
advanced by adhering Masons in this 
region in justification of their infatuated 

I was initialed and raised to what 
wretched abuse of language) is 
the sublime degree of Master 
Mason in King David's Lodge, Taun- 
ton, in 1826. Tbe great advantages 
which I was enticed to believe would 
result from my sonnection with the or- 
der have proved vain and illusory. 
Language would fail to express the do- 


ich In 

feel for 

raft t 

i God,- 

gers, but swift. . . . But I 
putiun of a long life of neglect, a 
■n, and obloquy, and shame, a 
it, and desertion by false friends 
blameless, though blamed, cut 
u human sympathy; that is I 
tyrdom of to-day. I shed 
s for such martyrs. I shout wb 
e one; I take courage and tha 
God for the real saints and propb 

of tod 

Another generation will b? proud of 
ieir history and erect monuments to 
ieir memory. They are the Elijahs, 
ie John Baptists, the Luthers of the 
re. J. T. Kkioinb. 

are graci 

j apt I 

the other 

and teaches us self knowledge, 
isperhy we often slide into a spirii 
formity to the world almost im- 
perceptibly. Many a Christian whr 
is stood bis ground boldly against thi 
>wna and persecutions of the world, 
d pased through deep affliction ir 
safety, has been won by its smiles in 
time of prosperity, and brought ei 
to deny Win Lord, or has Mink ind 
ate of deadneas and lukewarmnesa 
of soul. 

tulion which binds a man by the most 
shocking and barbarous penalties to 
conceal all the crimes of a brother 
Master Mason, if committed to him as 
a secret, "except murder and treason," 
and even allows him to keep these se- 
cret if he pleases, without exposing 
himself to the disapprobation or cen- 
sure of the order. In this oath MaBon- 
rv arrays itself in perfect hostility to 
all morality, religion and government, 
I should have retired silently had 1 
no' feh myself bound in duty to add 
my testimony to the truth of the dis- 
closure mnde by William Morgan and 
otheis, as to tbe degrees I have taken. 
The charge of perjury heaped on se- 
so liberally by that or- 
igly boaatB of its chari- tatiilieil is entirely 
void of that charity which "seeketh 
not her own; is not easily provoked; 
thinketh no evil; rejoice th not in iniqu- 
ity, but rejoiceth in the truth,") brings 
no trouble to my conscience. I fully 
believe the oaths fo be unlawful and 
impiouB, and renounce forever their ob- 

i'-'iloi(; Mn: 

der th; 

1 alle&rian 
Uution of Speculative 
Berkley, May 18th, 18 

ir, piti 


of Freemason- 
n personally acquainted with 
of that order. 1 do consider 
ution, not only highly pernic- 
a republican nation, but its 
oaths and practices very obscene in the 
ight of the Searchar of hearts. 1 have 
leard thirty or forty Masons conversing 
n a lodge, exult in tbeexploitsof 'right 
torshiptul' brethren in executine their 
inme/oifu] penalties on the unfortunate 
Vm. Morgan. Though they were not 
ye-witnesses of the murder, yet they 
xpressed no manner of doubt, but a 
legree of demoniac salistactiou to think 
hat it was done by brother Masons in 
onseqiience of ihe exposition o£ ihese- 
relB of the order. As for myself, for 
wo years past I have not considered 
ny Matonic obligation binding upon 
ae; neither do 1 owe any friendship or 
allegimice to that fraternity. 

Yours, B. M. Sutra. 

Tyre, May 3. 1831. 

No Masonic lodges are permitted in 
lusaia. Years ago they were suppos- 
ed by tho Czar, and all lodge furniture 
nd insignia of Russian Freemasons 
rere seized and deposited in the pub- 
ic library at. Moscow. together with such 
archives as were obtained. M. Pypian, 
learned student of Russian history, 
IS just published an 
i found in the mu 
,le ol '-Materials fo: 
Masonic lodges. — R6j 

Heaven and earth t 
and we who believe shall be all togeth' 




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IV-.IH, -."'is. .1. ■(!(.. I. i,i no 'l nc *J£°= °£ 

men and women — whose subecripli 
expire before January 1st, 1874; will 
you not be prompt to renew and 1 
ready for a nay bappy New Year! 


Friends and Fellow- Helpers in the 
Truth: — For eight months 1 have been 
engaged ae your Stale Agent 
Lecturer, and God ban bleaaed our 
laborB with a degree of success truly 

ally organized. A good State Aasocia 
tion haB just been organized, and t 
number of counties will be organized 
this fall and winter. Calls for lectur- 
ers come in from different parts of the 
atate, too numerous to be supplied by 

roulded about refunding tl 
here are others who succeed up"U oth- 
r plans. 2nd, Suppose now, brethren, 
hat each one who reads this letter 
lake this a mailer of study, prayer 
nd effort. Cannot each one get at 
east one new subscriber by the 1st of 
January! What say you? That would 
»kenine hundred and forty! How 
my of you will pray about this he- 
re youretire to-night! Will you! God 
11 help Ub in this matter. Lei us 

t itb every madcap schei 



Is this endamagement 

i) spirits which inhabit false worships, 

ihe Holy Spirit inhabits the true! 

We know that the results are precisely 

ipposite and antagonistic 

God grant us s 

for Jesus sake I A 

Your servant i 



"The Church of the PilgrimB" and 
"Clinton Avenue Church" (Congrega- 
tional) ol Brooklyn, have appointee 
commilteeB to confer with the Ply 
mouth Church (H. W. Beecher's) or 
their suppressing all invalidations o 
the scandalB charged on their pastor. 
The oharges of Blander were made by 
W. F. West against Theodore Tilton 
who had stated that Beecber was guilty 
.dultery with his (Tilton's) wife and 

and advancing 
would realize th 
we labor and pra 
Our zeal must nc 
cool. We must 

sidly. But if 

r thee 


the G-od of battles; 
a say, "Thanks be un- 
lo God who givetb ub the victory 
through our Lord Jesus Christ." The 

experiences of the past, its disappoint- 
ments, failures, errors, (sometimes per- 

o drop Tilton's name from the church 
his speech 
ported in the New York Tribune: 

■quence of and through my 
nfluence, we adopted apolicy the verj 
icking for rules; for when 

leged that persons had gone wrong 
looked into, and the can 
turned out to be a case that would tun 
the church from its great gospel work 
the E. 


of the 

its victories, with the modi 
achievmenl should all aid us in tl 
exigencies of the present and filluri 
In the brief past 1 have been permitte 
lo form a personal acquaint auce wit 
many of you 

r tablei 

, and mingle i 
be forgotten 




Brothers and sisters, the c 
against whom we battle is subtle 
we must enter the conflict in the 
armor of God- God has blessi 
with miny facilities for diffusing light 
in the midst of existing darkness; i 
darkness caunot endure light, just 
proportion, therefore, as you and I 
successful in introducing the sunlij 
of God's blessed truth, darkness i 
error will be dispelled. 

What means can we best use to ] 
mote this object! Perhaps no me 

an agent as the Oywjsu; 
agent by which moat of i 
caused to see clearly on 
and by which we trust thousands wil 
still be led to the truth. This move 
ment depends for its success upon toe 
Cynosure more ihtin upon any othei 
human agency. How important tha 
it be sustained by the friends of Zion 
Many of you already take the Teles- 
cope, American Wesleyan, Free Meth 
odist, etc. All these are fearless ad- 
vocates of the truth, and ought 
on the table by .he aide of tin 
nosure. But they ought not 



. Beecher succeeded i 
^■ligation, and carrying 


gam i 


3 the 

and advised him to quietly 
from the church, from au in 
that would be painful 



g. nay, 

up of the Lord and the cup of devils;' 
*- "eat of the Lord's table and the table 
if devils." Manville, a chaplain ol 
CharleB II., in his book on "witches, 1 
calls the influence of incantationB e 
'devilish magnetism." The Bible calls b 
■' blinding of ihe mind. " But whatevei 
: bo we know that it resembles, in in 
fleets, the charm by which serpent* 




2 Of I 

iheir proceedings and mode 
i. The professors will find 
secrecy to be a beast of a different kind 
from that of their thinking. Such curbs 
rightly used would choke it to death , 

they will 



Church like this." 

e sinks the Plymouth 

han any other humau 

vilized, or eavage. No 

troop of brigands could 

without some amenability 

where a criminal had nolh- 

do but 'withdraw,' after attack- 

long eubai 

But this 

i.< m pi ■■ 

,les of Scripture and 
discipline ia nothing 
w in that person and place. Can it 
that the author of such sentiments 
to continue to tench young miuisWb 
the New Haven Theological Sem/ma- 
! If so the New England churches 
have fallen indeed. 

■. Hall joined with 
in excluding testimony against 
orders from the Evangelical 

liance. The Christian Shd./.-nimn 
of his reason: "Dr. Hall's point ii 
fense of the action of the Evangi 
Alliance in refusing to receive a brief 
paper on secret societies, that in every 
scientific congress there are many rr 

views, and who cannot be gratified, 
not well taken. The Conference i 
not asked to endorse the Anti-secret i 
aoeiadon, but to hear a brief 
of its case. That scientific- body would 
be Btrangely inhospitable who would 
refuse to hear a brief stale ment of any 
scientific theory, even though different 
from the views generally entertained." 
The Watchman and Bejlector, Bos- 
ton, has a good notice of the presenta- 
tion of the anti-lodge reform by Prof. 
Blanchard. Bro. D. F.Newton of New 
York writing to a gentleman in this state 
says of the same occasion : — "There was 
something truly majestic, grand, in his 
standing up boldly in the presence of a 
numerous assembly, before the great 
divines of the world and pleading 
in opportunity to open his lips for 
Master, the Lord Jesus; in opposin 

imph of the gospel than any other, j 
taps, on the globe. But juat as I expect- 
id, the gag was placed upon his lip; 
I say, noble, grand 1 in standing up 
thus; from the fact that he was Ihe 
nly one present that had the moral 
)urage to speak thus for truth and 
nd righteousness, The Lord be prais- 
I. My soul rejoiced in witnessing it. 1 

Why not take a better way! The 
Freshman class numbers 143 professing 
church members, 110 of whom belong 
to evangelical denominations, and sii 
iin- ll-jiiiauisls leaving only eleven hav 
"rag no ehurub relation. If these fig- 
power in this class to effectually banish 
eecrecy from its rank", and so fur an 
indefinite period from the 
through them! 

— Expositions are popular 
lodge makes stock out of thci 
art fair was held last week ( 
burg in this state by ihe Free 
The reports fail to show great 
or fine exhibition or profitable 
but it answered for 
ment of the orde 



i it not melancholy to look overtb 
eat temperance department in a p: 
like the New York Witness, an 
how the secrel terupeiance orde: 

simple Christianity of the New Testa- 
ment turned it into popery. These or- 
ders odd nothing more or less to tem- 
perance. And will that which sunli 
Christianity save the temperance cause! 
The frivolity of the gewgaws and trin- 
kets and titles, such as'GrandWorthyPa 

,rn by IC 
would, i 


lold i 

, whoi 



I beard 
white for beavt 
since: "Rathe 
Cynosure, I would take my axe in tbeae 
old trembling hands and chop cord 
wood to pay for it." How many of us 
would b<- willing to do Ibis ? 

Important as the Cynosure is to the 
cause, there are only about four hun- 
dred and twenty copies read in this 
state; or, on average, about five for 


! Let us put 

Indiana Is Sure of Victory. 
How shall we get them! Suppi 
you allow me u few suggestions: I 
Home of you, (Father Leuty, Absal 
Ballard with many others), have b* 
Liking special pains to get subscribe 
Brother Ballard takes this plan: 
teL'a the people if they will 
paper and at the end of three 
arc dissatisfied, he will lake i 
hands and refund the money, 
ceeds in gelling a good many, 


ut all sensible Oh 
rn from th 
surely do so 


lelfinall such 

ad r-lig 

■ feti-ll o 

rith holy 

ous baubles. Indeed. 
all nations Ihe m >re trivial the obj 
it the stronger the supers tit 
iel O'Connell crossed himsell 
water, and al death had his h 
Rome. If a stupendous inl 
his was enchanted by trifli 
lemptible it is no marvel that ordinary 
men should be found willing to treai 
the weekly bark-mill round of tin 
solemn inanities of the lodge. And a 
the habit of drunkenness, once in a man 
never can be got quite out of him, s 
but that a single glass of liquor wi! 
plunge him into inebriation, which i 
took years of tippling to brir.g him t 
at the first, so when a man has one 
gone through these necrel rites, ther 
is something in him ever afterwar 
which is not in other men. There is 
hankering for repetition, when tbetim 
cornea round, precisely analogous t 
that which takes the drunkard to hi 


Bro. Kiggins gives the word 
diana and there is no doubt bia I 
thuBiasm and industry will a 
plish the object of his appeal. A grand 

give the Cynosure a list not to be 
ihamed of. Is there another state to 
nulate the effort in Indiana! 
— Some of our friends have au excel- 
nt opportunity of advancing the 
mse against the lodge by publishing 
rief renunciations like those in the 
ihimn of '40 YenrsAgo.' Consider the 
latter brethren (we could call many of 
au by name), and remember the Cy- 
OSWe i6 always open to you. 
—We publish the call for the annu- 
. convention for securing the Relig- 
iiia Amendment. In several respects 

— In the same line the Keystone of 
Philadelphia calls upon Freemaso 

of 1870 in the following pon 

part. While it i 

general rule the craft 

remony in which 

the Grand Master of Masons may call 
the fraternity at large to parlici 
u the national rejoicing. If h 

does, then the junior wardens whom 
uw will be the worshipful 

Masters who will then add luster, or 
i shadow, over the good name and 
of Freemasons generally, in the 

eyes of the whole world," 

—The Nebraska Conference of the 

United brethren in Christ is taking a 

faithful course with the self-styled new 

organ of that denomination. This body, 

held at Pleasant Hill, Nebraska, Oct. 

30tb, Bishop Olosbrenner presiding. 

passed the following straight- for ward 

WhkrbaB, We believe the United 
Brethren Tribune, now published at 
Hftirisburg, Pennsylvania, to be in op- 
position to the pure principles of our 

ghty God and his I 
National Associate 


rce of i 

Ruler, and 

■ Lh.„ 

i Bible 

Che -upreme rule ot 

ndlcato that this is a Christian 
I, and place all Christian laws, 

ble legal bans in the fundamental law 
of the laud. Thia Association invites 

ment, without distinction of party or 
creed , to meet in Library Hall, Pitts- 
burg, on Wednesday, Feb. 4-tb, 18/4, 
at 2 o'clock, P.M. 

All such citizena, to whose notice 
this call may he brought, are requested 
lo hold meetings, and appoint delegates 
to the Convention.. 

Felix R. Bbunoi 
/'rriiiilviit <>!' thr Xnti-itfil Axs»<-i<tf, 

, joyful with 

really." saying, "Surely these things 
lust be true." And eome who had 
een in the lodge uud knew, responded, 

On Saturday evening 1 spoke again 
i the Good Templar's Hall, as the 
church was in use. The audience was 
arge, very many not being able to gut 
nto the hall, Some attempts were 
nade to disturb the meeting, but upon 
the whole the attention was good, and 
.liihel it." who came to make .troub- 
(reshamfully defeated. One man, 
(yclept 'Judge' Newman,) who has 
ipreseutative of his county, but 
now is thought to represent the cause 
of aecrecy and 'forty-rod whiskey,' 
nuch desired me to be ■ Hiram,' 
while he acted 'Jubeluin.' He a wore 

Tiik Et*n o 

band. 1879 is settling affairs for 
departure and muat band over to 
son, 1874, a clean balance sheet, 
several hundred friends, make l 
publisher happy and yours 

mding o 

l lie ' 

News of our Worta 

this refon 


i of the Lord 

but chiefly that the 
Jesus Christ, which is wanting in the 
Constitution's purposely, witbbutfew 
exceptions, cast out of the secret broth- 
erhoods. They will not and cannot be 
friendly with the object of the National 
Reform Association. 

— A letter from the Genern! Agent 

changes in his appointments. From St. 
Charles, Minn, he goes southland np*"iulh 
next Sabbath at Root River. The 
weather has been stormy and cold of 
iate in Minn 
fere with the b 
th- work there 

which i 

iccessful prosed 


■ first p 

! thai 

know. The worshipper at false sbr'un 

through his brain, prepares bin 

most of our readers and as fearful as 
new. Truly the Lord will brine to 
light these "hidden things of dark- 
ness" and rebuke hypocrisy, 

—The Illinois State Farmer's Asso- 
ciation wants to shelter under its pat- 
ronizing wing all sorts of secret orders 
which have grown like parasites, around 
the sturdy trunk of trade and industry. 
Reside the granges, 
of all kind-; Hre invited to be represi 
ed at its next meeting at Decatur, 
I be uncanny brood will need more 
tentlon lo settle private questions I 
for those of serious nature. 

— The journalistic views on secret 
ders on our first page should be m 
ed and read. The faculty at Cor 
have adopted a series ol strange r 
lulions which place the fraterniliet 


ubject of Becrecy 

land by the article 
lecting secret socie- 
t in favor of grang- 

e people of the United States an 
awakening to the fact that the Nation 
al Constitution is destitute of any ex 
plif it acknowledgement of God or tin 
Christian religion. Although it is th' 
fundamental law of a great Cbristiai 
people, its want of a distinct Cbristiai 
character has led even such men a 
Dr. Woolsey, Ex-President of Yal 

e that i 

uld net 

a Mobai 

i of the friends 

jut a strange 
b an indisputable fact that o 
ment is, and always has beei 
stered in connection with t 
Lian religion ; that many of 

ively Chrii 

is yet m-nnlained 
admitted on the o 
lilution, with wb 

Christian than Mo 

icy. lone a matter of 

iBBUcceBBfully.against the Chri 
stitulions of our nation. It 
ie basis of the most dangeroi 
i on the use of the Bible in th 
ii schools. Sabbath laws, public 
■nd thanksgivings, prays i 
ss and State Legislatures, 
r similar features of our national 

the i 

.hall i 

j the 

,izena: Hot 

1 Consistency 

Shall we prove faithh 
lance bequeathed to 
fathers, and permitoi 
to be overthrown on the ground Ihnt 
they are opposed to the Constitution! 
Are these limeB of political corruption, 
linaiirml ilisusl'-r, pestilence and want, 
times for us, as a naiion, to depart far 
Iher from God ! Shall we not rather 
faithful lo our trust as Christian cili 

. Mat 

1 by bad 



terously, told what he could and 
lefence of his glorious pric 

I bad challenged contradiction (. 

discussion, but be was more i 
) 'bully,' than lo argue, so he 
is time.' I don't know bm th' 
ould have been mean enough 
iolence had he not been kept 
y the friends. There was a 
gang' from Cambridge at his b 
'hose eyes Ihe spirit of munlei 
ut clearly. 
On Sabbath morning I attend 

r.) and 


with t 

.ended by a Hev. Booth, 
I asked the 
;as granted ;— 

In Fayette ,-ounty we had some very 
teresting meetings, at Bentonville 
i the Oth and 6th, and on Sabbath the 
h inat. Also al the same place on 
onday eve, and Wednesday the 12th. 
n Friday eve., the 7th, we had quite 
i inlerealing, and I hope, profitable 
eeliDg at Harriahurg in the Christian 
lurch. Stayed with brotherHoney well, 
id his very excellent family. Bro. H. 
na done a great deal in sowing the 
Dod seed in that vicinity. I ahallnev- 
■ forget the kindness I received in 
leir pleasant home. Bro. Kelley lives 
ear them, and is beginning lo be well 
□ own by the friends of this oai 

liberality. He is oi 
laliae that it require 
>n any reform, and t 
i to this work. He 1 
eral hundred dollai 
a, rind papei 



They were all present, 
privilege of announcing a 
for the afternoon, which v 
butl was right there, in t 


fore the sound of 'Amen,' had fairly 

way. And the old 

eated me so had ne' 

ne. But auch ia tl 

ry. In the afternoon I preached 

>urse from Eph. 5.11,12, to I 
large and interested audience, and tbui 
my work ended in Mi lion. Many friend: 
of this cause live in Milton, among 
whom I may speak of Mr, J, H. 
Richard Hubbard, Joshua Izc 
Bro. Odell, as being good strai 
o dare to Bpeak o 


I the 

this quiet way accomplishes a 
work. May God bleia him and prt 
him loug. to engage in this 

Arrangements were made will 
commissioners to have the use of the 
court-house in Connorsville for a lecture 
on Saturday evening, the 8th; but, 

the sherif gone, 
pointed many, si 

ened. This din 




been announced through the county 
papers, and a large audience gathered 
to find that Freemaaonry had loci 
their own properly against them, f 
that against the orders of the Ie 
authorities. And yet Mr, Broadii 
semi-politiciau, now ihe represents! 
of lhat county, was bo profoundly 
the dark that he could not see wher 
Masonry affects political mattersi How 
long shall a free people submit to such 
outrages as this! Will the people oi 
Fayette counly eupport a man for offict 
who can see nothing wrong in this, 
and similar transactions of lodge power 
irtbeydo they deserve nothing bet- 
While at Bentonville I stayed witb 
Edmond Wilson, a well-to-do farmer, 
a Christian and one of your radical 
Anti-maaous. He very kindly took 
a Wed- 


, the 12th, 

dience. Here Ihe Masons and Odd 
fellows each have a 'lodge;' and wbei 
Bro. Finite announced our meetings, 
tboy boasted of the ' fun' they would 
have, saying many of them, that they 
should come out in their regalia. An. 
indeed several wore their badges. B 
they might easily have been known wit 
out badges before 1 was through. F 
those very men who came for "fun. 
On Thursday 

away in a raj 
ng;i sp'keagai 


The lion- 
obliged to stand in the isles. I jjav< 
the first degree in Masonry, and th< 
initiation in Odd-fellowship, and in con 
elusion challenged contradiction, bu 
they "answered never a word," inso 
much thai ''all the people marvelei 

see it, but fly to the res- 
ucb-abused institutions of 
i, the institution that will 

better than the Christian 
; benevolent and charitable! 
ave any other agency for 
! more complule than this 

H. C. Stouuhton. 


The Work in Various 1'lncos. 

foH du Lac, Wis., Nov. 22d, 18YS. 

DkahBro. KKLLOOo:-The battle slill 
;oes on with varying success. I was 
inable to gel a hearing at Randolph, 
iut in the town of Westford I found a 
hurch where I leaured and preached 
on the Sabbath to appreciative congre- 
Our good brother, Samuel 
s a bright light in that com- 
Frora there I wentlo Beavor 
found it impossible to get a 
even in the Free Mothodist 
though the pastor gave me bis 
sympathy and seemed anxious to have 
e lecture. 

From there 1 went to Waupun, 
nen, shutout from the churches, we 
nted a hall and had a good coug rega- 
in composed largely of Masons and 
Odd-fellows. Good attention was paid 
good was accomplished, 
sre I came to Oakfield and 
gemenla for lectures on Mon- 
day and Tuesday uext I then came 
rented a hall and spoke laateven- 
We had a pretty good audience, 
are much disturbed by rowdies, 


they meet I 
Mr. J. F. Slocum has been (or years es- 
pecially active and earnest. One good 
brother, who is a seceding Masou gave 
in his public testimony to the truth of 
the revelations of Masonry and bade me 
i uio3t earnest Godspecd^in my work. 
The Congregational pastor was the on- 
ly one of the ministers who gave me a 
hearing. But the Lord is ut work liete 

Youtb for ChriBt, 

H. 11. Hihhan. 

i. Hubbard told i 
touching 'Hid enc lunging ineiih-n 
which he was an eye 
Friend Quakers had been holding a 
protracted meeting, and the spirit of 
God was manifested in great p >wer , in 
the conversion of some three hundred 
eoule. On Sunday, ihe nth inat., Mr. 
Updegraffe. the minister principally in 
charge of the meeting, announced that 
at a time named an opportunity would 
be given for those who had given them- 
selves wholly to the Saviour to bring all 
their superfluities, such as jewelry, 
fine clothes, etc., and deposit them on 
a table to be sold to assist in sending 
the gospel to the heathen. When the 
lime arrived, many young people but 
recently converted, their hearis running 
over with love for God and steal for the 
salvation of souls, came forward and 
placed Iheir gifts gladly upon the altar, 
to the am uint, it was said, of more 
than Ihree hundred dollars. Whal was 

strangest of all. is toMlorc 


lauied Benton, a man of 

wealth and 

position, came forward, 

bearing a 

Knight Templar's uniform 

an d sword 

aud, depositing U among 

he gifts, he 

said; ''If you can get a 

nything for 

these lo help spread the s 

ospel do so 

1 have no more use for th 

am." Noble 

young man I This story 

give just a 

[ got il lrom Bro. Hubba 

d, a Quake 

preacher who wasan eye v, 

itneas. Thu 

God works among his tr 

e followers 

until ihe sword is conq 

ered by th 

religion of the peacc-lov 

ig Quakers 

Thank God for such viclo 



Yours in the gospel, Joi 


; iu Stark County. 

i quit 

;ommunily, especially in the U, 
B. church. Rev. I. L. Bookwolter, 
of Western, Iowa, delivered a lecture ir 
the U. B. ohurcn on the evening of the 
3rd of November; secrecy ihe subject, 
He dealt heavy blows ngnmat the nion 
ster evil, showing the false claims tc 
it antiquity, religion, etc. His ad 
dress was folhwed hy remarkfl from 
Revs. Stoughton, Snyder and Lee, all 
of whom made some good remarks, and 
were listened to attentively. May God 
hasten the lime when not ouly the 
church, but all lovers of liberty nn( 
free citizens of our country may see 
the great and damnable evil of secrecy 

At Wnnpun. 

Waupun, Wis. , Nov. 28th, 1873. 

Dear Cynosure: — Vie have been 
favored with au interesting lecture on 
secret societies from Mr. Hinman, our 
atate lecturer. The audience was not 

masons, who, 1 believe, fear God more 
than they fear man; a few came from 
curiosity, and then the different lodges 
were quite well represented hy their 
male members — I notice they left their 
wives at home. They listened atten- 
tively and respectfully, and no rough, 
impudent rowdyism disturbed the meet- 
ing. I think as they looked upon the 
mild, calm face of that true missionary, 
as he was faithfully exposing Ihe in- 
side works of ihe lodge, they must 
have been impressed witb the thought 
that he was truly a good man, and lhat 
his earnest effort was intended for the 
good of all, and for evil lo none. When 
he concluded the way the Masons met 
his invitation to respond was with si- 
lence, unlil a contribution was men- 
tioned, in which they engaged vigor- 
ously. The beneyolence was done 
rather Masonically, with great display 
and small coin. 1 do not think there 
were to many Masons on ihe floor pas- 
sing their hats and rattliug peunies as 
the number of pennies ihey contributed. 
But we overlook the display. It wan 
probably owing to the babil of lodge 
benevolence. May God bless ilium for 
every penny they gave, and lead as 
many of their members out from the 
bondage of the lodge 1 

One bought tracts and seat Lens Ihem 
promiscuously through the crowd. 
Some ol which, rumpled and crushed, 
were caught up by 'Young Amer- 


that 1 

o make the opening prayer. Now 
rhy was this fear! What sunl all the 
Teachers of the place lo playing ' hide 
nd seek' lhat evening! 1 would ad- 

* thei 

Fat he. 

to seek some secluded spot 
Mts-inw cmnol find them, and 
on to the anxioui Seat, and have 
Race and Father Sperry pray 
for them, as they both had Christian 
courage enough to come out and hear 
the lecture. But 1 would ask Masons, 
Is it reasonable, 's it noble, is it 
benevolent, it it hokokablkIo belong 


to a fraternity that is a terror to good 
men! Let your own conscience 
ewer. 1b it elevating to emu yourself 
thirty-three degrees below a coi 
freeman of this Republic, which every 
Mason does, that enters the first de^i 
of Masonry. For wheu he has pasi 
through all the inferior, servile degr- 
uf tin 1 i<"tg", and obtained the high 
round in the Masonic ladder, he is ui 

. level 

nth . 

levei shall, but tbat it sbi 
e powerless in this land 

Mrs. L. C. Akdhkws. 

worked liiToieiiily in Hie u<\<\~i of diaron 
iu;eiueut mi. I ililli.nltv lot the reform, m 
lead in tliu opposition t.> tl 

bulge in bi^ i-uumy this (nil, remarks on I 

s for I 


In regard to the n«w reform organ 
ization 1 consider the name of great 
importance, It should be something 
short, definite and significant. Fre 
"quent efforts have been made to organ 
ize under the name of "The People'i 
Party." That title indicated nothing 

Christian Reform Party' might indicate 
anyone religious syst"m or all religious 
reformat ions combined, embracing such 
amultitude of conflicting sentiments as 
would neutralize the cohesive proper- 
ties and force of the party. *The 
Working Men's Party,' ' Farmer's Par- 
ty,' 'Honest Men's Party,' have all 
proved a failure. I was forcibly and 
favorably impressed with the name of 
'The American Party.' It is 
is subjected to this objection, a failure 
on the Native American Party. But 
that name meant that no man should 
hold office except native born citizens. 
'American Party' means the American 
form of government in contra-distt ac- 
tion to old world monarchies and aris- 
tocracies. 'Am^rican'imlicaies freedom, 
equality, democracy, religious freedom, 
simplicity an abundance in lieu of oppo- 
pression. lords and serfs, kings and em- 
perors, and all the vile abuses of the 
European and Asiatic governments. 
Still 1 am not so partial towards any 
name that 1 cannot work with friends 
who seek retrenchment in the wild 
career of the Masonic leaders of the 
people of this country. 

Yours as ever, D. W. Bldbrkik. 

Notes from Letters. 

\ linmUyii p^t-Til 'resin lenan, we ue- 
•l'I scmbii joyful foroor n-lmuu'. 
La> iljueiiiore thim r... take a ■ it) , for 

light 1 

I am in sympathy with your works. 
As a minister 1 have purged my church 
and laken two Master Masons from the 
lodge. One by persuasion, the other 
by discipline. May the Lord prosper 
you. Rev. R. T. Wylie. 

The following is of a different and sad- 
der strain. The |>M.}. Lei pronounced woe 
upon a lam.1 because its king was a child; 

how much grciitcr I.- 1 lie dauber of i:i church 
nhose >piniuul u'ui'le is lul.-e to his God 
and ashamed ol his Saviour'* Cross?— 

On Sunday forenoon, October 26th, 
the Presbyterian pastor of this place 
stave up his usual Sunday service, and 
went to theUniversalistchurch, decked 
in Masonic apron and gloves; and there 
in the pulpit, he assisted in the Uni 
verealist funeral services of the day, 
and marolied in his Masonic regalia lo 


performed. The infidel paper of this 
region, in reporting iheae facts, says 
that on the occasion the Universalist 
pastor ''preached an old-fiahioned, 
Universalibt doctrinal sermon," saying 
that the deceased had long been of that 
faith. Referring to the lodge display 
of the occasion, he spoke of Masonry 
as the ''mystic lie which mellB down 
the tough partition walls of business, 
party and seel, mul makes all brothers. 
Its emblems arc the emblems of univer- 
sal brotherhood and square dealing," 
prayed, anG 

The Pre-il 

made no sign of r 


i of t 

Mr. Editor, is not this convincing) 
Sixteen years the pastor of this one 
Pretbylerian church, and 'hand and 
glove' (yes apron too) with Sunday 
Masonic Universalism ? How true the 


.elts down" all distinction. Hi 
the devil are onel a. n. o. 


An old veteran in California rene 
his suhwi rip'iori and sends? us seve 
interesting incidents. His is the ki 
of zeal winch s-iiiiciilied l,y Christ w 
cleanse the secret lodges from our lar 

i Anti-i 

in IVi 

aylvania; read on- of the first copies of 

Bernard's Light on Mt 

lished. I fought slavery while very 

young till Hod destroyed it, and if God 

Bpares me 1 will Masonry till 

We are well nigh overwhelmed with 

Masons and Odd-fell' 

last election day I had a severe conte 
with ex-sheriff Hume and about a dozi 
other high Masons about a law-suit ? 
had in our county OOttrt. The Masoi 
packed a jury and took a mining clai 
from a man that had paid taxes on 
and worked it for over three years. 

the lodge and had them in a high Btorna 
of blasphemy. 

Just then a respectable looking 
stranger took my hand and said 
"Uncle, you are the only man I have 
seen in the state that had the nerve 
tell the truth to their faces. Stick 
them and you will win." 

1 think the Cynosure is doing go 

town, Masons. I drop a paper ab( 
once a month to each of them in t 
post-office. I likewise distribute them 
among other neighbors. 

Sam'l MoGinnib. 

Good Words and (Jooil Suggestion*. 

A M. E. pastor in Kansas gets a 
postal earj notice ,m,l sayB: — 

say you hope that I am pleased 

eryoody ought to he. I am and t 
7e been Anti-masonic. I ahvai 
t Masonry 

Hi..- Cyn- 

have i'i/i-n 

that Mason _ 

that the world iscursed with 

From away in Maine friend Manter, 
ho has read the paper for years, sends 

"I think the Cynosure [he l>usi religions 
■n-paperiii the eouiiiry. and 1 hope vet 
■ see it the best political paper." 
We hope he may. It advocates a 
tsis of political action far higher than 
that of any existing party. 

Bro. Osborn has taken a life mem- 
bership with the noble army of Chris- 
ians opposed to the lodge, and as part 
if that privilege says: — 

" You must uevei think of dropping' my 
mine from the list. Though poor. 1 shiill 
pay my dues." 

Bro. Miles, well known in Pennsyl- 
anin. thinks there is something explc- 
ve in our paper and uses it accord- 

ig'y: — 

" I he Mason- have just planted a ''lodce" 
t Gilisonhurg 1 propose to move upon 
ieir works, by planting a Cynosure in 
ieir midst. I ivnin Uk- p-ipcr enlur.i:cd 

Amen to the last. Now a good word 
for an honorable man — a Michigan post 
ister. Arrear notice had been Bent 
.1 eubscriher who had removed, but 
i P. M. takes his place:— 

■ I like t 


worth and I ' 

, in reauius the paper, and 

The December number of the Galaxy 
has fatten its place among the literary 
constellations Its first article is a 
mewhat severe criticism on Grand 
Duke Alexander, "The Future Czar." 
Other articles of interest are: General 
Custar's "Life ou the Plains;" Third 
paper of the review of Charles Francis 
is' memorial address on the 'Late 
Wm. H. Seward, by Gideon 
Welles; "A Few Words about>ome re- 
events;" aad "What Became of 
Louis 17th." The Scientific depart 
as usual, is full and good. A 
shower of "Nebulae," on American 
ideals forms a fitting close. With hi«h 
hopes for success in the future, the 
Galaxy closes its sixteenth volume. 
Sheldon & Co,, 677 Broadway, N. Y. 

Iliam Baxter, the author of the 
la Temperance bill, has some pecu- 
?s as a public man wholly to be 
(ended. The people of Indianap- 
olis arranged for a compliment ban- 
in view ot bis temperance luhor-, 
but he sturdily refused the honor in 
w of the stringency of the times and 
■ necessities of the poor- 

One of the effects of the string' 
times in New York city is a large f 
ino; off from the usual street-ear 
ceipts. The falling off is from 8200 
$500 a day in each company. The 
street cars are used very largely by 
working people in going to and return 
ing from their daily toil. Thousand 
are now thrown out of employment am 

Religious News. 

Bislmp Cummins, the recent Beoder 
from the Kpi.scopacv, organized a new 
IWormed church in New York on the 
2nd. He states that not many of the 
clergy sympallii/e with the new move- 
ment, feiiring persecution, loss of liv- 
ings or influence, but the laymen are 
more independent and many will join 

him. The ptesiding Bishop of the d>o- 
cc-se ol Kentucky has announced lhat 
Dr. Cummini will be tried according to 

church canon and enjoins lipUi-opalians 

ment. — At a Methodist camp-meeting 

sermon on the subject, twenty minis- 
terc came forward and voluntarily 
pledged themselves against the Ut 
tobacco. — An unusual degree of 
ousness is reported in the churches of 
New York and vicinity. In Mr. Tal- 
mage's congregation 1,000 remained af 
ter sermon two Sabbaths ago for pray 
en and religious counsel. — The N. Y. 
Wihtes* remarks in an editorial on the 
Plymouth church ease that "If there 
is no way in Congregationalism 
up the scandal which has oceasi 
much talk all oyer this country, that 
system will be seriously wounded, — A 
rtate Christian convention is sitting ii 
Syracuse, N, Y., this week. Like tin 
Evangelical Alliance it seeks greate 
Christian union. — Power I ui revivals up 
reported in the Presbyterian church ol 
Independence, 0,, and the Bapti 
church of Brownsville, Tenn. — The 
congregation* ,,|" i| 1H Third Pr sbyterl 
dl ofthis city (Dr Kilmdge's) 




' bytl 



, Dec. 1st. Vice LV'stdcni 
Wilson took the chair of the Se 
which adjourned after a brief sei 

J of 

Italian children in this country, the 
dilution ol arbitration for war, and 
C-,nstiUi lona! ;oie-i]iiinei!i.s rcoird- 
_ the term and election of Pres- 
ident He also endeavored to read a 
telegram Irum the Spanish. Cortes but 
refused. Several propositions re- 

Citv — The lately elected officials 
took their placeson Monday with better 
promises than they will be likely to 
carry out. Elected mainly by the- gam- 
bling, rowdy, I'reH-liijuor, anti-Saobath 
s they must meet the wishes of 
their constituents ; but smarting under 
charges of this kind they propose to 
show by economy that severe criti- 
have been undeserved 

i the i 

iat the Sunday laws be repealed or 
aended. In this he is joined by 
irae of the city dailies. The Person- 
LiU-rty League has a petition with 
•veral thousand signatures, to the 
ime end; but- confident that the new 
luncil will do what is expected, will 
ot present it For the next two 
years Sunday murders and demoli- 
tion will be rife in Chicago. 
Country. — After weeks ot feverish 
citement it was announced on Friday 
that Spain had acceded to the de- 
mands of our government: the surren- 
der of the Virginius, release of the re- 
of the crew and passcn- 

thoughl to be over, but great expendi- 
tures are still made in refitting the Na- 
vy, which costs annually $20,000,000 
is comparatively uselees to our com- 
ce. — The public debt, increased ¥:i- 
,0<.iU last month. — The tjrt-al |[ t ,o- 
tunnel is at last opened and will he 
This great 

r rcunkiriy ple.'i-v inform us; and la. 
t not lenai', if your name is remove 
mi our liat please have it put back 

.UkiHin Icilireincnl. of Ueeeluts for UlO 
National Christian Association Tor 

J. S. Bell, Indiauola, Iowa. . . $7.00 
Cole, Leesville Cross 
loads, 0., (lecture fund). . $4.00 
H, M. Biasell.St. Charles, III., $3.00 
H. L. Ksllobs, 

Treasurer, N. C. A. 
One of the friends above writes so 
good aletter that part of it is presented 
encourage other friends to a like ef- 
fort for the cause : — "Enclosed find P. O. 
order for $7. 00 to be used in behalf of the 
ause whereever you think it is most 
eeded. I am in hearty sympathy 
'ith your work, but I am in very limit- 
d circumstances and can do but little 
i ike way of aiding you in financial mat- 
srs. . . This money that I send 
"kings to Hod and I cannot, use it for 
jy own gratification I adopted 
the Tenth System" some three years 
gi, and keep a strict account of every 
thing, and all mon> -y that belongs to the 
ry of the Lord, I do not use for 
myself. J. S. BttLL. 

th Boston. It is four ai d thrc -fourths 
in million 
dollars and 136 lives. The peculiar 
geological formation of the mountain 
ade the work one <■( great difficul- 
ty. — Ingersoll and Farrington, two of 
Tammany accomplices were 
I last week. — It is reported 
Bed's health ik r:ipid!) fining. 
Stokes is also in the hospital most of 
the time, and young Walworth, the 
parricide, is not expected to llv 


;k by an infernal machine. The 
cial evil' ordinance of St. Louis, 
hir'-d illegal last nu turner by .ludgo 

Foreign, — Another terrible ocean 
disaster has occurred. On Novembu] 
15th, the Ville de Havre, a French 
steamship and, next to the OrentEaat- 
eru, the largest and finest afloat, left 
New York for Havre, France. On the 
22d at two in the morning, she was 
struck by the Seoteh sailing vessel the 
Loch Earn, amidships; n hole 12 feet 
deep and 25 to thirty feet wide was 

im hiding the Papain and 52 tailors 
were saved. The Loch Earn was bad- 
after rebelling all who could be picked 
up. Except a heavy fog, the cause 
of the collision is unknown; the lost 
vessel was very carefully managed, — 
The insurgents in Cartagena" were 
heavily bombarded by the Spanish He 

Euhlicaii forces, and 200 were reported 
illed on Tuesday last. The typhus 
and small-p'X are raging in the Carlist 

Special .Notice lo Siihsenbcl'S.-In order 
o keep our mail lint |. aid up and avoid Ihc 

u-i-e-yity of seiidiii- bills for unvitrnges, we 

weeks before the expiration of every sub- 


list the 

believe, intends 

money (or notifi 

preventing any inierrupUon 

Hie) intend to 
a single subscriber 

lit. Will MM, |,|e,is. 

ill send it) before your -iuh.-vription" 

a of 

jer would gi 

e you the Cyiio-iire for : 

.hle'lo '':,!.,"" 
»f it'/ Ue-'u'r 

ny persons who do not fee 
ie paper but would maki 

you make them a pie-ent 
thiti your pastor read.- it. 

If you renew 

'"ir eubsi/npt 
ie e,nueccs- : ar> 

to send you a "notice". 

Do not wait 

or a poslal can! before you 

send it: or the 

nail rimy fail to carry it to 

who have a i i 
hat they wil 

eul post :il carls to those 
Iheir l:ibu)s, but we hope 
renew their mbs-cripli-uis 

If there is a 

ly mistake about your ad- 


A Tract Fund for tie Free Distribution of Tracts, 

F-ra A. Cook & 

you feel like aiding in this good 
work, send your address to the un 
ned, and a printed copy of the 

bun pill-dish them. 

presidents of the India 
Christian Ann seerccv .v^oeiaiion v. 
Hartsville, Barthoiom 

I e-otiiMnplate pflyniiT ■•- flymg vibit 
friends living in Kansas about the 
■ t of Januarv. and »li.dl make arrange- 
;nts to speak at a few points on the 
way got ul: and coming. I shall prob- 
y go by way of St. Louis and Kan- 
City, passing through southern I lli- 
3; and would not mind coming ha-k 
through Iowa, or uorthern Missouri, 
and on to Chicago. I soli- it corres- 
pondence from lliorie who may desire 

e near my ' 'tine of march. " 
Respectfully. J. T. Kmotss. 
(iuo ti. Washington St., 








>.- .U-spi-li.. aii'i 
a. per 100, $1,0 

Extracts From Masonic Oaths and Penalties, as 
Sworn to by the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island, 

Hon. John Ouincv Adams' Letter, 

Giving Hianiid Hi* I 

- U|iiliiim of I-Veeiiiii-iin 


Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

airing His Opinion or Freemasonry (1B82). 

Sataa's Cable Tow. 

"Freemasonrv is 0nlvl52 Years Old/ 

"Mnrder and Treason not Ezoeeptd." 

Fr9omasonr7ln tb.o Chu?cb. 

fliii ruder ami Syniimix 01 i-'reemusonry 

Addrsss if Niagara, Cwnty isiociilioi, Hs? York, 

Concerning the Morgan Murde: 
lrdersi. BOcts.'per 100, 

l>y llii^ ami oilier Mason 

Judge Whitney and Masonry. 




Sis hum why 1 Chriitiin should sot be 1 Franw 



.HHiHm.llHK -ii'i for lh»"..yil"JU 

lull Raton, FortnlRhUr Editioi 

Who Murdered Capt. Wm. Morgan? 


Abduction and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

Thin is a Book of Thrilling Interest, and 
ebowa clearly that 



Gff"Sce Sample Paces below. 

gonwiis. Miller nskec 
see." The otliera m 
but he beard one mi; 
an entered atfpreidic 

■Bed in some way whidi 
s prosecutor. Johns h 
id o little, "Miller, [i 

shaken. About dusk the irh.Je erm.'d |,r ded, with much 

noise and tumult, to Le H., v , 1 miles, ami alter aianj- efforts 
on the part of Freiieli to prevent him frnrn s,. doir,,,, Mdler 
got himscll plaeed Hie justiee. who had issued the 

tempi be Kroncli and his 
,eil ideal ei-ht to Balnvis, 
,r and alarm. That this 

down the office of Mille,. if thai shonU 1 


Thrills thru' my soul with solemn souudl 
Its tone with agony is stored, 

Of one who lowed on the cold ground, 
With nought to shield his holy head 

Save heaven's canopy above; 
The gathering darkness, as it spread, 

Witnessed the fervor of his love. 

All night in prayer! Thou blessed oue' 

Didst thou kind nature's rest forgo, 
That thou mighl'at wander forth alone 

To brood o'er man's sad state of woe? 
Didst thou one long and sleepless night 

Pour forth thy soul in ardent prayer, 
Th« man might choose yon world ol 

And dwell with <!.„! and impels I here V 

All night in prayer! Think, oh my soul 
For 'twas for thee He \, resiled thus: 

To point thee to yon heavenly goal , 
Whore every murmuring tho't is hushed 

! 11 i ur I . " in praye! Yes, my Lord, 

Sometimes mothers think it is hatd 

e shut up at home with the care of 

little children. But she tbat UtSea care 

little children takes care of great 

She that takes care of a 

little child takes care of an empire that 

knows no bound and no dimensions." 

Selected by D. F. N. 

e thine was poured 

Thus let me view, with solemn awe, 
The suffering scenes of Christ, the Lord 

And from Thy precepts ue'er withdraw, 
But follow Thee at Thy blest word. 

— Selected. 

Our cliildren were always put into t 
regular method of living, in such thingi 
as they were capable of, from theii 
birth. When turned a year old, they 
were taught to fear the rod and cry 
softly, by which means they escapee 
much correction, which they might oth 

noise, of the crying of children, wai 
rarely ever heard in the house. Ai 
soon as they grew pretty strong they 
were confined to three meals a day. 
And when they could handle a knifc 
and fork they were set to our table. 
They were never suffered to choow 
their meat. Eating and drinking be 

At the recent meeting of the Ameri- 
n Public Health Association, Dr. 
James of Dorchester, Ma=s., remarked 
that a housekeeper bestows more 
mim. in M 1 1- 1 lin^n ril'bon than in st- 
ng the food for the family, ultli-uigh 
health and strength of the family 
depended on having good food. Again, 
the preparation of the food should be 
jerfect in order to health and comfort 
ind usefulness, and ibat preparation 
hould not be confided to an untrained 
person. The science of the kitchen 
holds high power over the good of the 
people, and deserves the attention ol 
the highest minds. A lihrary of cook- 
books shows how to make light and 
cheap puddings, aud economize a 

ut to encouragean appetite i 
: their purpose rather than to 
adapt food to the stomach, and fit it for 
its great purposes. If one of 
books set forth the rules of healthy 
cooking, it would be a blessing to ma 
kind. It depends upon the kttch' 
whether the family shall be robut 
bright and energetic, or d'lll, stupid and 
slow. The housekeeper measures oui 
manhood aod womanhood to the fami 
ly, and her position is thus a highly re 
sponsible one. There is here field fo 
the display of taleut and discretion, 
The employments ot men may offerlesi 
scope for the adaption of great ideas ti 
great ends than the ln.i'im.-Ui-ep'i-rV 

of sicl 



happened. They were so 

to them, that when any of 

ill there, was no difficulty in making 

them take the most unpleasant medi- 

To form the minds of children, the 
first thing to be done is to conquer theii 
will. To inform the understanding is 
a work of time, and must with children 
proceed by slow degrees; but the sub- 
jecting the will is a thing that must be 
done at once, and the sooner tbe bet- 
ter; for. by neglecting timely correc- 

and obstinacy which are hardly evei 
after conquered. In tbe esteem ol 
the world they paaB for kind 
and indulgent, whom I call cruel par- 
ents, who permit their children to gel 
habits which they know must be after- 
ward broken. When the will of s 
child is subdued, it reveres and stands 
in awe of its parents. I insist up 
conquering the will ofchildr-o bctinn 
because this is the only strong and i 
tional foundation of a religious edm 
tion, without which both precept a 

this is done, then the child is capable 
of being governed by the reason aot 
piety of its parents, till its own under 
standing comeB to maturity, and tht 
principles of religion have taken root 
in the mind. 

As self-will is the roc 
misery; so whatever ch- 
children, insures their wretchedness 
and irreligion. Whatever checks 
mortifies it, promotes their future 
piness and piety. This is still 
evident, if we further consider th 
ligion is nothing else than doing the 
will of God and not oui 
one grand impediment to our temporal 
and eternal happiness being thU self- 
will, no indulgence of it can be trivial 
no denial unprofitable. Heaven or 
hell depends on this alone, so that the 
parent who studies to subdue it in his 
child, works together with God in the 
renewing and saving of a soul ; the par- 
ent who indulge* it, doe b the devil's 
work, and makes religion impractible, 
salvation unattainable, and does all > hat 
in him lies to damn his child, soul and 
body, forever! Our ohild 
taught the Lord's prayer at 
they could speak. They w 
taught to distinguish the Sabbath from 
other days, and to be still at fam'il 
prayers. They were quickly made t 
understand ''they should hnve nothing 
they otied for." 
"O'er way w:inj. hil.ip.Ti wmiiiist th-. 

firm rule, 
And sun thee in Ui<- li^hi "I" happy 
Love, Elope and Patience— these m 

thy graces. 
And in thine own heart let them flrnt keep 


What Depends 

> Kitchen. 

power of the Koman Catholic priestB 
heir congregations, and we are 

upon a system of education that they 
think is an enemy to their faith. 

The Religion of Freemusonry . 

This proposition is established oy twe 
meral classes of evidence: 1. Nega- 
re, whioh can be regarded only as pre- 
mptive proof. 2. Positive. 
I. The negative or presumptive evi- 
mce. While Masonry acknowledges 
the being of God. a reaurection, a day 
judgment, and a future life it no 

lecessary to acquittal in the day ol 
judgment, and to the reward of a hap 
py eternity than conformity to Mason 
io requirements. To be a good Mason. 
i. e., to be a moral, upright man, ie ai 
that is necessary to admission to tht 
'■ Grand Lodge above," as heaven is im 
piously styled. Search all its prayers 
hymns, moral lectures, etc., and noth 
ing is in tbe remotest way taught which 
can be construed to mean lhat anything 
else thau Masonic morality ib nect 
to meet the Judge of all, and enti 


she has the capacity for the former 
work which he may have for the latter. 
They cannot be perfect in the duties ol 
a housekeeper without suitable prepar- 
ation any more than they can be mill- 
iners. Buys are trained for their pro- 
fessions. No such training is given 

admitted to be their high aim in life — 
the superintendence of tin- household, 
The result of carelessness in the kitch- 
en is styled 'ill luck. It is 'unlucky' 
that the bread is heavy. A carpenter 
might as well say it is unlucky tbat hi 
window beams are too 6hort. 

A touching story is told of a lady i: 
Kentucky n hu <■•■■•■-. stricken with sudde: 
ease of the optic nerve, and was tol 
that she could not retain bersight mor 
than a few days at most, and was liabl 
to be deprived of it at any momenl 
She returned to her home, quieti; 
made such arrangemecls as would c( 

dark a journey of life, and then sb 
had her two children, attired in thei 
brightest costumes, brought before her 
and so, with their little faces lifted t 
herB, and tears gathering for the great 
misfortune that they hardly realized 
the liijlii fadi-d out of the mothers eye* 

A man may leave a patrimony to his 
son; but how soon it may be mort 

but how anon it may be squandered 
When he gives him a sound constilu 
tion. an unblemished reputation, a gooi 
education, and an inward abhorrence o 
vice, in any shape or form, theBe can 
not be wrested from him, and are bet 
ter than thousands of gold and si) 

An issue, vital to our national life, ii 
bi-inj; i-teailily pushed by the Catholic; 
in their war on public schools. Ii 
Ohio, joined by'the infidel class the} 
have driven out the Bible. In Nev 
York they graBp for public money, 
The N. Y. Times has the following. ■- 
It cannot be denied lhat the Romai 
Catholics have begun an active war fan 
system. They 


resistance to the common school 
they now boldly demand I 
funds shall be appropriated 
port of sectarian schools, In the first 
ward of this city, Father 0'Ka.rrel hi 
already established parochial schools i 
antagonism to the public schools, an 
aB a basis for a demand for suppo 
from the public treasury. The plea ai 
vanced for this enterprise is no less ap. 

■ than 


same quarter. The priests nre deter- 
mined to have institutions for the prop 
agation of the Romish faith sustained 
out of the public treasury. We are 
glad to know tbat the great body of 
our Roman Catholic citizens aren 

which we live, nnd left to themselves 
would be content with nn education* 
system which has been fully jualifie 
by experience. But we also know tb 

Any reflecting m 

nd w 


that this 

a more ensnaring a 

vl ilnnm'r 

ous than 

the inculcation of 


ye e 

ror. It 

falls in with man's 

al a 


eousness, with the 


1.-. t-ut'ul- 

neBB of sin, and w 



usion o 

Satan. So, very 



ona wil 

frankly tell you the 



is relig- 

on enough for tbe 

a, tha 


lodge ib 

all the church they 



tbat it is 

tetter than the church ; that 

: s man 

s only a good Mas 



a good 

of the order he will be acceptei 

2. But while the whole drift of 
sonic teaching, is tbat conformity to the 
rules of the institution is all that ii 
necessary to eternal life, it also directl} 
and positively inculcates this doctrine 
The following occurs in a form of pray- 
er at the opening of the Grand Lodgi 
(Manual, page 7.): — ''Enlighten, wi 
beseech thee, the dark corners of the 
earth with the rays of our benevolent 
institution, tbat all the ends of the 
world may know thee, and every hu 
man being be taught to love his fellow 

What more can the religion of Chris 
do I To know God aright, and to lovi 
our fellow man, is the fulfilling of both 
tables of the divine law. And 
rays of this bonevolent inst 
could but shine into those dark 
of the earth, which are now thi 
tations of horrid cruelty, there 
no longer be any need of Bible 
sionary societies, or of the ministry of 
reconciliation! The lion 
down with the lamb (in his 
and universal love and peace would 
reign ! 

On page 22d of the Manual we have 
a prayer, at the initiation of 
date, iu the following words: " Endow 
him with a competency of thy d : 
wisdom that, by the secrets of out 
he may be better enabled to display 
the beauties of godliness to I 
of thy name." In a foot note Mackey 
says he has restored the term ' godli- 

by Webb, and ' holiness,' adopted bj 
Cross. According, therefore, to thesi 
three Masonic authors, tbe ' secrete o 
the art' of Masonry enable a man bet 
ter to display the beauties of virtuous 
uess, holiness, or godliness. 

What more is needed to salvatioi 
than holiness or godliness? "Th. 
pure in heart shall see God." "With- 
out holiness no man shall see the Lord,' 
but every holy one shall see him; anc 
a knowledge of the secrete of Masonry 
imparts this holiness! Pity that these 
secrets should be hidden from the wo 
men and children, and the ' profam 

But Masonry can do no more thai 

"enlighten the dark corners of tin 

earth, and impart holiness to the souli 

of men, Itcan 'regenerate,' introduci 

a man into a new'life,' and make bin 

the subject of the <new birth.' " Tin 

shock of entrance is the symbol of tin 

disruption of the candidate from th* 

i of this world, and his introduclior 

d tbe life of Masonry. ... I' 

the symbol of tbe agonies of tin 

first death and of the throes of the 

birth, : ' (Manual, page 21.) We 

somewhat like Nicodem 

these things bet A mai 

i first of his mother, then born of 

spirit of God, and afterwards hi 

the third time into the " life of Mas 

If Ezekiel had looked throu 

this 'hole in the wall' he would have 

'greater abominations' (blasphi 


;t exhausted. We are informed, page 

J of the Manual, that the common gn- 

lade use of by operative Masons to 
break off the corners of rough stones. 
But we, as free and accept- 

,u L .|,l I 

t for the more noble and glorious pur- 
iose of divesting our hearts and con- 
ciences of all tbe vices and superflui 
ies of life; thereby fitting our minds, 
is living stones, for the spiritual build 
ng, the house not made with bands, 
iterrial in the heavens." And all these 
incommon and extraordinary effects bv 

i gavel 

dy strange! The Chri 
d by the Woid and Spirit of 
God; the Mason by a common 
hammer, which you can buy in a 
ware store for a dollar and a half On 
the same page occurs the following, i 
which the sanctifying power of th 
'common gavel' is still further amplfiec 
"The speculative Mason is engaged-i 
the construction of a spiritual tempi 
in his heart, pure and spotless, fit for 
the dwelling of Him who is the autbi 
of purity: where God is to be woreht 

evil thought and unruly passion are 
be banished." 

We may be told that Masons do n 
believe such absurdities. Probably nc 
Many of them have, doubtless, moi 
sense. But you will observe tbat that 
is not the matter under discussioi 

the absurdities of MaBonry the me 
of the order believe, nor yet how much 
of its impieties and blasphemies 
approve. Our inquiry is, what does 
Mason r) teich? what are its principle; 
aud what do the members of the orde 
as Masous, profess to believe ? Whethi 
they, in heart, believe these things < 
not, is, at present, none of our conceri 
If they really think such things iueffi 
bly absurd and impious (as such a 
objectiou supposes), tbe honest an 

tion which leaches them, aod tl 

from the aloning blood of 

Jesus Christ, is eternal damnation. 

Such is the import of this Masonic 

Thus Masonry claims to be able to 
enlighten the dark corners of the 
rth, and teach men to know God,and 
ve their fellow-men," "to display the 

rough the 'new birth' into a higher 

tife,' to " fit them as living atones for 

ie spiritual building, the house not 

made with hands, eternal in the heav- 

," to make their hearts "spiritual 

iples, pure and spotless, fit for the 

elling of him who ie the author of 

purity," to introduce them ''at last in- 

o heaven, the Grand Lodge above, to 

njoy the just rewards of a pious and 

-irtuousltfe." If the religion of Christ 

an do anything more than this we are 


3 the, 

•■Have no fellowship with the unfruit- 
ful works of darkness, but rathe 
prove them." Eph. v. 10. 

The reader may think he has 
proof of the second proposition 

institution rears its head with all the 
effronlry of the ' Bcarlet lady,' claiini 
to be 'divine,' thrusts aside the churct 
aud the Saviour, and proposes to savt 
men without either, it might be allow- 
ed to pass without further rebuke. We 
wade on, therefore, a little further ii 
this wilderness of error and delusion 

"The covering of the lodge (Manual, 
page 47,) is no less than a clouded 
opy, or starry-decked heaven, wher 
good Masons hope at last to arrive, by 
the aid of that theological ladder w 
Jacob, in his vision, saw ascending I 
earth to heaven, the three principal 
rounds of which are denominated faitl 
hope and charity, and which admonisl 
us that we must have faith in God.hopi 
of immortality, and charity for all man 

Thus the lot of "all good Masons ii 

they be Christians, infidels, Jews, Mus 
selmeu, or heathen I And let not anj 
one suppose that the 'faith' which they 
are required to have, and which is ex 
plained to be 'faith in God,' has an; 
reference to faith in the gospei, or t 
the Lord Jesus Chmt. For it is to b 
borne in mind that " the religion o 
Frer masonry is pure theism," and th 
' faith' of the Mason, as auch, is onl; 
the faith of a deist or thetst, and tbe 
faith which is 'coi 
of every creed. 

nowhere more plainly than in its bur- 
ial services. The members of the lodge 
standing at the grave in a circle round 
the dead body of a departed 'brother, 
the master says: ''Almighty Father, 
unto thy hands we commit the soul ol 
our departed 'brother,' though the man 

or four days, and his soul already 
in hell. Every one buried with Ma 
sonic honors, no matter what his char 
actor may have been, though infidel, 
drunkard, blasphemer, thief, whore- 
monger, or adulterer, (aud there are 



Grand Li.nige au'.'ve. This is uuiver 
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lusting kin^'liim, and there enjoy, 
union with the souls of our deparl 
friends, the just rewards of a pious a 
virtuous lifo. So mote it be. Amei 
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WHOLE NO. 131 

The Christian Cvncsure. 

This fallows neseBsarily from what 
lias been already said. The religion of 
Freemasonry being 'pure theism." 
cannot be Christianity. Being the 
''universal, or Catholic religion, in 
which all men agree," it cannot be the 
religion of Jesus, which gains the as- 
sent of but comparatively few of the 
human family. Christianity issligms- 

troduced into the lodge." The 22d 
landmark of Freemasonry declares that 
in the lodge ■■all meet upon a level." 
"A belief in God constitutes the sole 
creed of a Mason — at least the only one 
he is required to profess." (Manual, 
page 40). At a recent installation of 
the officers of a Cleveland lodge, a 
Jewish Rabbi, Rev. Dr. Jacob Mayer, 
delivered an address, which, though 
it must have been lomewbat startling 
to Christian professors, (if any such 
were present, is yet in perfect accord- 
ance with the principles of Masonry. 
Inspired with the grandeur of the 

, hee 

'■Brethren, Freerc 

, religic 


of the 

it is religion 
of mankind. 

uraaii family, 
ne family ol 

God in the 
One God, one, 
God! It does not speculate on the 
essence and nature of G.-d; its object is 
the exaltation of the great Architect of 
the Universe by something better than 
hair-splitting argumentations. It ig- 
nores the sell-delusion of sects and the 

I the 

all i 

This 'light' of Masonry goes on to 
proclaim the dojtrine of the order aB 
alone containing the principle of ' uni- 
versal salvation. 1 and scoria at Chris- 
tianity as making '-God the scape-goat 
of sanctimonious 'sinners. " This scarcely 
looks like keeping Christianity on a 
level with Judaism, but the rabbi be- 
came enthusiastic, and was, doubtless, 
on that account, pardoned. Beoides.he 
had the whole teaching of the order to 

The Manual contains about twenty- 
five prayers, about as many hymns, n 
number of mora] lessons and benedic- 

, but 


s the 



lieve" found. The name of Chrii 
excluded ffru all the written prayers of 
Masonry. In oral prayers the name maj 
sometimes l-o used by sufferance, 

in dir 

the li 



22d landmark. There is a 
of the Slates against blaspbi 
name of Jesus, but it is nevertheless 
done. So there is a law in the lodg 
against honoring the name of Jesus; 
may, nevertheless, begone. Laws at 
sometimes violated. No honest Msso 
will eay It is not a violation of the prii 
ciples of the order to pray in the lodgi 

in the 

of Oh 


Masons say the name of Christ is m 
(ound in the Lord's Prayer. But J> 
bub was not yot ascended to his Fathc 
nor enthron.d as an advocate, nor tl 
directum given to prny to the Fathi 
in his name. Again, it is said th 
Christ's name is not in the Psalms, hi 


It may be pleaded in excuse for the 
lission of the name of Jesus from the 
prayers, hymns, etc., of Masonry, that 
it is not an intentional thing. Let the 
reader weigh the evidence following, 
nnd say whether this plea ib good. 
Masonry employs several passages of 
Scripture (see Monitor by Sickels.pp. 
07) in its ceremonies, in which the 

■y instana- it mutilates the words of 
the Holy Spirit by the exclusion of that 
'pr-cious' name, For example, (2 
Tliess, iii. 6), the Holy Ghost says by 
Paul. "Now we command you, breth- 
ren, in the name of our Lord Jesus 
Christ." Masonry says, "Now we 
command you, brethren," the name of 
Christ is 6trickenout, nnd the quotation 
goes on to the 12th verse of the same 
chapter, when we have the following — 
them that are such we command 
hort, by our Lord Jesus Christ." 
Here, again, the words italicized are 
lilted, and the remaining; part of the 

In the ceremonies connected with the 
luctionof the 'high priests' of Ma 
sonry into office, there is a long quota- 
ion from the seventh chapter of the 
pistle to the Hebrews, in which the 
language of the Holy Spirit, speaking 
ofMelchiseilrc as a type of the ''Apos- 
• and High Priest of our profession, 
hrist Jesus," is borrowed and blasphe- 
oust j- HppiiL-d Lo the pries!.? niMeun 
ry. The quotation begins with the 
chapter and proceeds to the close of the 
the 17th, 

quotes the 17th, and omits the 18th 
d 19th, gives the 20lhnnd 2 1st and 
abruptly ends where there is no period, 
he sense is unfinished. If any 
will take the trouble to examine 
the passage, he will at once see the 
;on of the omissions. It did not suit 
spirit and principles of Masonry to 
say, "For it is evident that our Lord 
sprang out of Vucfaft," or that ''.Testis 
made the surety of « better tentame in, 
■ to use any other language which 
plainly and unmistskebly points to the 
Saviour of men. To come before Je- 
hovah in prayers or other religious ser- 
vices, without the name of the alone 
Mediator, is presumption in the highest 
degree; but lo lay the hand of impiety 
on the very Word of Christ itself, and 
accommodate the language of his Spirit 
to the principles of a "theistie" order 
is blasphemy not measured by de- 

We advance a step further, however, 
and say that not only is the name of 
ChriBt omitted from the religious ser- 
vices of Masonry, and omitted inten- 
tionally, but thai it is nlso necessarily 
excluded. It is the boast of the order 
that ''the distant Chinese, the wild 
Arab, the American savage and the 
Briton" can meet on a level in the lodge. 
'■Let a man's religion, or mode of wor- 
ship, he what it may, he is not excluded 
from the order, provided he believe in 
the glorious Architect of heaven and 
earth, and practice the sacred duties of 
morality." (Lexicon, page 404.) As 
the "distant Chinese, the wild Arab, 
the American savage nnd the Briton," 
whether infidel or Christian, -'are not 
permitted lo introduce their pi 


their truth or falsehood with the truth 
of Masonry," it is not difficult lo ace 
what must, in the nature of the case, 
he the character of the prayers and 
other religious services of such an as- 
semblage. Regard for the name of Je- 
sus (1 Peter ii.7), is one of the "pecu- 
liar opinions" of the Christian, which 
distinguishes him from the Jew and 
heathen, which is, therefore, on no 
account lobe tolerated in the lodge. 
As all meet ' on a level' in the ledge, 
ihe infidel, the Jew and Pagan are eli- 
gible to the high priesthood of the or- 
der, and when the office is filled by a 
man of such character, the danger of 
the consciences of the brethren being 
wounded by Christian '■peculiarities" 
is not very great. As a matter of fact 
this office is often filled by some mem- 
ber of skeptical principles, and thus the 
chnracler of the man. and the sacred (?) 
functions he discharges arc- more com- 
pletely harmonized. This may be ac- 

tum South During 

I ■■•iii' 

Lexington, S. Carolina, 
Nov. 17th, 1873. 
To UieEditor of the Cynosure: 

I have rend with great pleasure sev- 
eral articles on Freemasonry in the col- 


extraordinary powers of mind to di-cov- 
er the (act that there is much of wrong- 
doing in this boasted 'benevolent' organ- 
ization; if indeed it is not wholly and 
"only evil, and that continually." Ob- 
servation confirmed me in the opinion 
years ago that Masonry was founded in 
sellitlinc-s and not benevolence, as its 
supreme law— and that it was and still 
is equally the foe lo Christianity and 
Republicanism. It extends the right 
hand of fellowship with equal grace to 
the patriot and traitor, with perhaps 
an occasional preferred favor to the un- 
fortunate in crime, who stabs hi: coun- 
try and its defenders in the dark. 
"The maimed, the halt and the 
blind," find no favor in the eye of this 

i gam i 

to itB portals, as the favored ones who 
pass its threshold to fairer mansions 
in the skies — nor can they claim a pit- 
tance of its hoarded wealth to support 
the failing strength of God's poor on 
their journey to the almshouse and the 
grave. But the drunkard nnd the 
spendthrift and curmudgeon find a wel- 
come iuto the charmed circle; and al- 
though their moral nnlureB may be on- 
ly wounds, bruises and putrifying 
sores, yet if they are outwardly whole 
they alike receive the brotherly recog- 
nition — the sympathy and aid which 
only brethren of our common faith and 
destiny give and demand. Under such 
a system of organize tion, the vicious aod 
unprincipled will generally prove to 
be the unfortunate, and the funds of 
the best and thriftiest members are thus 
worse than wasted on the reckless and 
prodigal. What Christian can consiste- 

ntly v 

3 the 


The t 

uch a brotherhood! 
lelfishness of the Ma- 
n was clearly demon- 
cality during the war 
. Every church and 

d in this 1 
of the rebcllioi 
temperance organization in our midst 
languished from beginning toend,and 
very many of the latter ceased to ex- 
ist, while it is a lamentable fact that 
the rebel church, still extant, has but 
little more than a name to live — the 
spirit having departed, perhops forever, 
— and yet Masonry fattened like anoth- 
er vulture on the gore and carnage of 
this fratricidal strife. This iseasily ac- 
counted for, on the principle of self- 
preservation, and shows most eonclu- 
sively the desperate character of that 
contest. The life of every white man 
was imperiled by the unequal strife; 
and when at last they waked up to 
the reality of this plain matter-of-fact, 
the church which bade them 
for slavery against the govi 
their fatheis', was forgotten 
tense excitement of the cc 

o fight 

■ tl,,- fill. 

n brother was to be raised up, were 
deBerled, nnd every man, saint and sin- 
ner alike, seemed only to look ahead 
for the main chance of saving hiinse I 
alive, and whatever else he could lay 
hands on; and ai thin feeling of insecu- 
rity increased, thousands who were the 
inoBt exposed lo danger, flicked to the 
standard of Masonry ami found under 
its folds an ally to despotism and trea- 
son — neutral half-way ground on 
which they could meet and grasped 
the hands of the armed foes, which 
they had failed to destroy in waging 
upon them the moil cruel mid wicked 
war of modern times. Here, they 
were taught the grips and passwords 
which transformed the hand of a rebel, 
dripping with loyal gore, lo that of 
brotherly love and affection; though, 
only a few moments before, it might 
have plunged the sword into the heart 
of n Master Mason, in defense of slavery 
and treason. An organization which 
can thus readily assimilate and combine 
individuals of such diverse principles, 
opinions and prejudices, must either he 
<'n pahle i if Iran:, lomrii i '^character at pleas 
ure or entirely destitute of all moral 

principle; hording all together in one 
common slough of fraternity and equal- 
ity, without any regard whatever to 
the difference which should and must 
forever distinguish the good from the 

Thus, before the last great battle of 
Petersburg, in April, 1805, n multi- 
tude of Confederate soldiers inverted 
their otherwise worthless Confederate 
money into securing for themselves in- 
itiations into the mystic circle of Free- 
masonry, with a view of making their 
uiirely expected capti 

iof 1 

ml ami pkasuil than could other 
he expected from the friends of those 
who bad found only stm 
death in its most horrid forms at rebel 
hands in Salisbury and Andersonville. 
It was indeedasad and sickening sight, 
to behold valiant men who had never 
quailed before the iuvincible hosts of 
our nation's defenders, fall down be- 
fore the machinations of an unprinci- 
pled horde, which promised brotherly 
protection to good and bad alike, who 
might yield themselves to the magic in- 
fluence ami protection of Masonry, and 
find there a brother's hand and a broth- 
er's welcome without regard to the great 
question whether freedom and the re- 
public should live, or slavery and trea- 
son conquer! 

But, in the eventful days which im- 
mediately followed the triumph of free- 
dom and the nation. Masonry often re- 
fused to number among its southern 
bands, men who, though true to the na- 
tion had fled to the lodge for refuge in the 
dark days of Ku-Kluxism; and yet, 
could find there no outstretched hand to 
save. The magic power which could 
shield the unrepentant rebel from the 
wrath of a mighty nation, was unwill- 
ing or powerless to tave- that nation's 
friend from the bullet s,nd bludgeon, 
in the hands of disloyal Mason*, un- 
der themaskof the miserable, fiendish 
Ku-Klux. And ooce, at least, during 
an attack of these cowardly despera- 
does, a loyal Mason fell before bis dtsloy 
al brethren's fire, and yet was saved 
alive on giving the sign of a Mason in 
distress, while others of the surLrer3 
who knew no sign of protection supe- 
ior to that of their nation'" flag, found 
only Hospitable graves at their bloody 

Thus. I have enumerated a few of 
the many delinquencies and outrages 
of this bo called benevolent organiza- 
tion; and think it is high lime for the 
American people to ponder the demor- 
alizing influence of this secret, sinful ca- 
bal, if as Christians and patriots, they 
wish to preserve and transmit to future 
generations the blessings of civil and 
religious liberty. 

Very Truly yours Simeon Cohley. 

.Hii-imii I 

A New York State Grange was or- 
ganised in thin city last week; aud the 
editor of the Daily Standard to whom 
was given a copy of the Constitution 
and By-Laws of the National Grange, 
furnishes ihe following condensed state- 

The ultimate object of this organiza- 
tion is for mutual iusliuction and pro- 
tection, to lighten labor by diffusing a 
knowledge ofits aims nnd purposes, 
expand the mind by tracing the beau- 
tiful laws the Great Creator has estab- 
lished in the universe, and to enlarge 
our views of creative wisdom and pow- 

Anyjpereon interested in agricultural 
pursuits, of the age of sixteen years 
(female), and eighteen years (males), 
duly proposed, elected, and complying 
with the rules and regulations of the 
order, is entitled fi membership and the 
benefit of the degrees taken. 

All charters and dispensations issue 
directly from the National Grange. 

Nine men and four women having re- 
ceiver] the four hubordinate degrees,may 
receive a dispensation lourgauize a sub- 
ordinate Grange. 

Applications fur dispensations shall be 
made to the Secretary of the National 
Grange and he sigmd by the persons 
applying for the same, and bn accom- 
panied by a fee of fifteen dollars. 

Religious or political questions will 
not be tolerated as subji-cta of discus- 
sion in the work of the order, and no 

political or religious test for mcmb( 
shall be applied. 

The foregoing bears the ear-i 
of Masonry in almost every line, — 
"mutual instruction and protection,"— 
"expand the mind by tracing the beau- 
tiful laws the Great Creator has estab- 
lished in the universe" — nothing of hit 
laws in His Word,— must be "propos 
ed — elected — comply with rules and reg 
ulations of the order," — has its 'de 
grees,' ' charters,' • dispensations , 
a definite number having taken a defi 
nite number of degrees to get a dispell 
sation, — definite fee for a charter oi 
dispensation — source of money-making. 
— and finally "religion and politics art 
excluded subJTjts in the workings of 
the order. No person conversant with 
the subject can doubt of the Masom< 
lineage of this young sprout ot secre 


With smiles, and fair and fulsom 
speech — like one of whom we read ir 
the Bible, wh"B0 ways are naughty — 
they are secceeding admirably in decoy 
ing theunwary lunbands, fathers, sons, 
and mothers, wives and daughters in. 
tereated in husbandry, out of the mon- 
ey, out of the beautiful modesty at 

the i 

al hoi 

iugly into sympathy with 

The Advent Review and Herohi, 
representing the Seventh day Advent- 
ists, published at Battle Creek, Mich., 

Every one that has paid any atten 
tion to the subject knows that the chargt 
lies at the door of every secret society 
in the land. They all equally engender 
"the low prejudices and antipathy to 
ward those who are outside," ant 
''their direct influence is to take fron 
their members personal freedom, anc 
that liberty of judgment and action 
which is necessary to the best growth 
of the individual aud happiness 


> chat 

hope for the abatement of the evil 
The writer well saye that "secret eo 
cieties will go down when a bette: 
moral sentiment springs up among stu 

sentiment" to be created, and undei 
what influence is it to be fostered! 
Ju3t now, after the death of the unfor- 
tunate student at Cornell College, 
there ii a reeling which work-* against 
such societies. And so there was a 
tremendous feeling against the Masons 
after the murder of Morgan. But what 
do we see to-day J What "moral sen- 

cieties is inculcated by the highest 
powers of the nation? The corner-stone 
of the State Capitol of Michigan was 
recently laid by a secret society, by 
invitation of the Governor, and the 

to come to behold the honor thua con- 
ferred upon that society, and upon the 
cause ot secrecy. 

No important public building ib 
erected in these days without laying 
the foundation in this spirit of servility 
to Masonry: How, then, can we ex 
pect a "hotter moral sentiment" to 
spring up in the minds of the youth, 
who are led to admire the gaudy trap 
pings of some "R. W. G. M." to whom 
the officials of the states and the na- 

i pay i 

honor f Th> 

our manhood, and to the enlightenment 
of the age, and a caricature of religion; 
for surely a system that professes to 

'to the Grand Lodge above," and that 
has no merit above outward show, is a 
sad caricature of religion. 

The young, not only in our colleges, 
but all through the land, should be 
faithfully warned against these things. 
And parents should avoid bringine; 
their children in contact with the evil, 
and not send them to public schools 
where aeoret societies are tolerated. 
When there, a pre,«ure U brought to 
bear upon them which, to a sensitive 
youth, is irresistible, to cause them to 
The only safety is to avoid such 

schools, and thus avoid the 
bility and the danger. 

Freemasonry Forty Years Up 

Servility or the ltsliglo 
In 1631. 

From tho files of the Boston Tele- 
graph, Aug. 8, 1831, is extraoted the 
following scathing review of the Re- 

carder, a leading religious journal of 
the same city. Like cases are so 
met at the present time, that thi 
cle is not without a melancholy 

In our last paper we Btntcd that 
Messrs. Willia and Tracy, of the Re- 
corder, had made a feint at renouncing 

their allegiance to the Masonic institu 
lion. That our readers may judge for 
themselves we place their declaratic 
in our columns of today. The ti 
was, when such 
Bible pledges would ha< 
ure silenced objections on the part of 
Anti-masons, and probably have 
fieri a large portion of the Ch 
public; but, that lime has gon 
People know more about Freemasonry 
now than they did once. . . . 

Mr. Willis was a proprietor of tin 
oldest and most widely circulated relig 
ious newspaper in the land. He had 
emphatically set himself up as a watch- 
man in Zion, and a fa'thful recorder of 
whatever might materially effrct tin 
cause of religion and interests of ib< 
churches. The religious public wa 
paying him thousands of dollars anmi 
ally for information. Christians am 
churches had the r glit to expect, ant 
fidelity to the gospel demanded a full 
exhibition of all those facts and pri 
pies which tended either facilitate 

the advancement of the R*d 

it large, 
iould b. 

stating facts and exposing the abomini 
tions of Freemasonry, especially so it 
as they had a bearing upon religion 
privileges and rights in connectio 
with the purity and influence of th 
gospel. The blasphemous rites an 
obligations of that institution had h< 
gun to be developed. The cry of 
murder had been heard within 
portals. It began to be discovered, 
that the principles of the order, cod 
nected by profane and bloody oathl 
were the bones and sinewsof the grea 
anti Christian beast of the last dnye 
Under such circumstances, Itwasnc 
Btrange that the cry of the Christiai 
public was loud and loug for in form a 
tion. The church as well as cm 
community was agitated to her center 
In her own bosom were to bo found 
multitudes, who had " lived delicious 
ly and committed fornication" with thi 
great spiritual harlot; and she had th< 
right to call upon her physicians fnth 
fully to probe her wounds, and to pre 
scribe the means for her restoration and 
soundness. This information Mr. Wil- 
lis had it in his power to give. He 
was the best situated for this purpose 
of any man in the community. Hie 
establishment was old, permanent 
and well supported, aod his publica 
tion was read every week by many thou- 
sands. If the many scores of papers 
on his exchan^j list were silent at 
Heath, it was still the more necessary 
for him to blow the trumpet in Zion 
and there were hundreds who were 
ready to give him the most ample and 
faithful testimony concerning the nUim 

hoatile to the church, and more foul, 
extensive and powerful than probably 
any other which ever existed on earth. 
But, uudersuch circumstances, and un- 

whatdid Mr. W.1IU dot Did he blow 
the trumpet in Zion and sound the 
alarm? Not in the leaBt. Did he pro- 
is to maintain neutrality, and to have 
thing lo do with the controversy on 
either side! YeB. Did he observe 
neutrality which he professed to 
ainl No. When a full and seri- 

i of Fre 


itlhjrcd liiin for public 

lv pure Christian and patriot [Gen. 

7 Bewail] in the slate of Maino, 
andothersof aaimilar nature from olh- 

te Recorder? No. What reason did 
io editor of ihe Recorder assign for 
(eluding such communications from its 
ilumns? The following is an an- 


*:— It t 

mid afford 

much plen 
friend and patron, Gen. Sewall, an op- 
portunity to lay his views before the 
public through our columns on any 
subject which ho deems important, if 
we could do so consistently with our 
convictions of duty. It is will known, 
however, that we have repeatedly de- 
clined solicitations of the same kind lor 
reasons that have been published. Our 
paper has from its CMmeun ment been 

room to spare for the protracted discus- 

would e> --Mirni tin^ n. m |' , v i(h p,.|- 

inol consistently intermeddle. — {■ Bi- 
ll of rna Reoorokiu 
Were the communications of Gen. 
wall and others, which could not find 
dace in the Recorder political ? No 
i tho epiatlea of Paul are 



to be subj'Ct to civil authority. 
Were the -letters of R v. Henry J >nes," 
which could not find a place in the Re- 
corder, political 7 Far from it Never 
did any human producttoiiH breathe a 
purer spirit of Christianity or cinfine 
themselves more excluaively to the in- 
terests of the church and religion. Has 
the 'topic' of Maaonry and Anti-rniwm- 
ry been " more disputed and inflamma- 
tory" than the principles winch have 
agitated the Unitarian controversy, in 
which the Recorder has been ungagtd 
from the beginning? Not in the least. 
But did the Recorder observe thit 
strict neutrality on the suhj-el of Ma. 
'Onry and Anti-masonry which had, 
been avowed by its editors. No 
When a large number of Musonio pro- 
fessors of religion, from the state of 
Vermont, forwarded iheir vindication 
of themselves and Masonic principles, 
and virtually charged the lie upon 
more than five hundred seceders. in- 
cluding ministers of the gospel, civil- 
ians of the highest, distinction and pur- 
est charac er. and many private mem- 
bers of the church, it was very prompt- 
ly inserted, notwithstanding the "in- 
flammatory" and " pokic-d " nature of 
ths subject. When Rev. Joseph Searle 
forwarded a communkalion, called a 

R-cord-r, with no other apology thai 
the following salvo: 

tof t 

ued in regard to Ai 
preclude us (rom puhlmluii: 

therefore comply with the 


Had we ihe files of ihe Recorder, we 
could easily show thai, in many other 
instances, such kind of neutrality has 
been maintained, as to throw the whole 
weight of its character and influence 
upon the side of Freemasonry. 

An old writer. Sir Walter Raleigh 
who flourished in the sixteenth century. 
thuB discourses, in pcelly strong Eng- 

l that c 


that loved it, for it transfereth a man 
into a beast, dectyed health, puisoneth 
the breath, destroyuth uaturnl beat, 
bringeth man's slomaob to an artifi- 
cial burning, deforroeih the face, rot- 
teth the teeth, and to conclude maketh 
a man contemptible, soon old and de- 
spised of all wise and worthy men; 
in thy servants, thyself and 
thy companions, fur it is a bewitchi g 
and infectious vice; and remember my 
irds, that it were better for a man to 



all other vanities and sinsare recovered, 
drunkard will never shaU off the 
delight of beastliness, for the longt-r it 
i, tho more he will de- 
light in it, and the older he groweth 
ill be subject to it, for it 
dulleth the spirits nnd destroyt-lu the 
r y doth the old tree, or as 

l,el ol I 


The Christian Cynosure. 

;CIiI<\ik'<p, IhnriiJfly, Deo. 11, 18 

rith the brand — "who made Isrs 
in;" then a Good Templar's ] 

fhich neither has, nor pretendB lo 

of Shaker?, the Mor 

■ the 

WANTED.— At the Cynosure office ns 
soon a* posilhlc three hundred puMal 
cards or letters from subscribers whose 
time was ont during the months of 
Sept., Oct. nnd Nov. We hope yon will 
renew yonr subscriptions. If yon in* 
tend to do so, bnt are not quite ready 
to Henri the money non will yon please 
■end us n cnrd stating this Ind. 

*arv.— Rev. Mr 
while since tha 
*ould that wee] 
lit it seems tba 
the Slate Asso 
at Seneca Falls 

Oca Next Annivei 
Crooks wrote as some 

decide on the place; 
meeting relerred it to 
cialiun, held last we.-l 
At this writing we h 
the action of that bod 

2. Itallowt, your mem' 
double connection, worse by half iba 
belonging lo two churches, vis: wit 
a church and a lodge. 

His voting to exclude Freemasoi 
ry is good, but is neutralized by hi 
ocal position toward the Tribum 
which is for lettina the Freemasons ii 
. the church. 

It the first, 

had i 


single exception that our dear brotl 
Stratton, who gives soul and life 
sueh meetings, was "sic A 1 frum ov 
work." This must not be. 1 
life is too precious to be burned < 

as the local committee at Syracuse 
forma us. our readers shall know ab< 




Gillktte. — A very able paper from 
this gentleman will be found in the 
present number, taken from The Hart- 
ford (Conn.) Daily CouranC The 
Christian Statesman from Philadelphia, 
and other papers advocating a national 
recognition of Christianity, will, of 
oourse publish Mr. Gillett's etrictun 
on President Woolsey with congratuli 
tions to the able and dignified write 
Mr. Gillette was long Gle leader of natio 
at reform against slavery, ai,d the anl 
slavery candidate for Uovernor on thi 
ticket. We believe he did not reac 
the gubernatorial chair of his stat 
but he did represent reform in tl 
United States Senate. 

Whenever President Woolsey 
touched any question of reform, h' 
justified his designation by Le< 
Bacon, at his inauguration as Pres 
of Tale College. In hie sermo 
that occasion, Bacon called him 
iniifTvasive Professor of Greek.'" 

ssoope:— The Friends of Christ 
dread the influence of the secret orders 
in ibis country, view with deep ami 
any symptom of distraction or divis 
in the church of the United Breth; 
in Christ. The issue is definitely 
made up between the Christian relig 
ion and the lodge; and lo modify you 
,nge your base in theprei 



of defeat We 




wne, while he says be voles for p 
hibition and appears lo outsiders eitl 
dieingenious or weak. And his li 
of taking in the lesser orders and 
excluding Masonry, their mother t 
model, is conceding the principal a 
yielding the ground. 

ve bat 

whether Cbristless r 


practiced by Christians and non-Chris 
tian leagued together in secret broth 
erhood are, or are not, lo he tolerated 
by the churches of Christ) 

If the invention of religious and sol 
emn rites be admitable; and rites, too 
baaed on a creed which omits Chrisi 


m, then I 

should be 

)t why 
ed; foi 

skulls, are mere matters of taste, if tb< 
principle of inventing religions be al 
lowed. On the contrary, if religioui 

Mr. Flickiogf-r's ground are: — 

1. His proposal to change your n 

deference to those who oppose allp 

hibitory rules, surrenders the prin 

>f prohibition; going halfway 

those who will come no step 



In the Franco- Prussian war, French 

aaonryeipelled the Emperor William 
id the Crown Prince; but German 
asona did not expel Louis Napoleon 
ho provoked and began the war. 
In our war of the slavery rebellion, 
Rob. Morris' -'Voice of Masonry," con- 
ned northern Masons for obeying 
,- oaths and fighting their "Southern 
brethern;" and aaid that instances 
vera known when a charge was order- 
-d tbat the sign of distress given by 
rebel Masons wbb not respected; "The 
Too late! The bayonet 

ice that the Tribu; 
upported by Masonic 

, and subjugate thechurch 
United Brethren to the pov 
the lodges in ihis country. En. 


J is the whole of it. 

rs ago Mr. Bowen said Be 

that is, he v 

>n whose . uoi -principles, 
lewdness, or any othei 

possible, wrote a letter 
>wen, urging him to 
,d he inculpated his 
[ton) with Beecher. 
Til Ion also quit Beeche t'b church and 
snt to a Universalis! meeting; givins 
his reason tbst Beecher "preacher, 
his mistresses every Sabbath." 
Awhile after this, a paper was pub 
bed, purporting to be a recncilatiun 
rned by Beecher. Bowen and Tilton 

, hi« <!e 



lan pei 

It deals 

and offem 

bad disgraced religion and the " m 
spotted" Plymouth church in parlici 
lar; yet it is a private paichiiiu up ul 
public scandals, by hi: 
and having 


his church: a mer^ aecret compact. 

The publication of this paper brough 
out the first card from Mr. Beecher 
exonerating and praising Tilton, tbt 
man who had said in the Brooklyn 
Union office tbat Mr. Beecher "preach- 
ed to his mistresses every Sabbath, 

Next a rumor creeps into the papers 
that Beecher had paid Tilton (who wat 
needy) twenty thousand dollars ''hu-h 
money;" since which time, Tilton sayi 
nothing against Beecher, and Beechei 
nothing against Tilton. 

Charges of slandering Beecher, art 
preferred in Plymouth church againsl 
Tilton; who appear?, denies the juris 
diction of the church, yet offers to 

•ch.-r dcU 


against Tilton, xhields him frum trial: 
and, though a large church commiltee 
had accepted the charges, and report- 
ed on them, Beecher discovers that 

and says that " under my (his) influ 

•'again and again advised accused mem 
bera to withdraw without trial or heal- 

Two Brooklyn churches take alarm 
at this "Congregationalism," and aBk 

Tne Plymouth church meet and refui 
it, inculpating the two chuicbes: vo 
504 to 25. 

The two churches reply; stand c 

cil, and ask further questions. 

Plymouth church met again la 
week, Mr. Beecher exhausts huraa 
torn; still shuns i 
b if it were certain death; 

Tilton's name ia not 

flattery on Dr. Stoi 

in the 



im was given the key of th> 
b pit. And he opened tb> 
1 pit , and there arose a Bmok> 
i pil, an the smoke ol a great 
and the sun and the air w 
by reason of ihe smoke of 

Seventh and Eighth avenues 
day. Dec. 9th, at 7,45 p. 
publn- are invited to attend.' 

has done 

irk." '-But such t 

added thia Masonic writer, "only ear 
ontempt of the world of Miboi 
In short, Freemasonry was a 
ne on the side of slavery and r 


i againi 

Aehan and mar-plot lo all 
itching into the Cuba-Spain 

Castelar and the Spanish Republic, 
of the junto of Cuban 


Vhu I 

i; . ciuUii- 


In the second article of the 
1 The Religion of Freeraaso 
published Nov. 27th, an error crept in 
from the printed copy. Near the mid- 
dle of the second column there should 
a period after the word "thus" it 
e passage "we accept it thus. Ma- 
ury is the handmaid of religion." 
— George Maxwell Randall, the lab 
-Nonary h'shop of the Episcopal dio- 
?e of Colorado, was a Freemason, and 
is buried with the rite of the order. 
ie scene at the funeral is described by 
intelligent lady who saw it as 

jgustin . Wuy not, brethren 

1 Chem 


church I 

— This very important work may yel 
be done. A writer in the Church 
Journal and Gospel Messenger, Prot- 
estant Episcopal, " fully oelieves there 
will yet be in the church a legislation 
againsl secret societies, as utterly in- 
consistent with ihe reality and worll 
of that one great society the church.' 
May God speed the^day! 

— The school-house meetings bav* 
not been pushed in our reform as the] 
deserve. They reach that class o 
mind nearest the foundation, ant 
whose importance in the aocial, com 
mercial and political life of the countn 
is dnily and justly increasing. Ther* 
should be hundreds of meetings tbi 
winter like the one noticed in the Pilo 
of Mt. Vernon, Iowa, below. Why 
need any group of reformers 
an agent when they have in tl 
matter for an interesting and useful 
meeting. The Pilot says: 

secret meeting last Saturday nig 
Kepler's school-bouse, but have learned 
it was a success in thought 
siasni. Several speeches 
and notably one by Rev. S 
Mr- Young jb 'bright,' and poin 

1th £ 
raft woi 


l force and cle; 
t. We c 

how in 
odiim tothoa. 
ctureB. Petei 
.re also highly 

r Baptiatjbreth 

ren. Rev. J. Hyatt 

known pastor of Lee Avenue Baptis 
church, Brooklyn. His chief reputa 
tion lies in his adoption of " open com- 
munion" against the protest of his 
brethren of other churches An even 
ing or two before thanksgiving he ap- 
peared in ihe lodge-room of the Yew 
Tree lodge, No. 401, and mad e an ad- 
drees. On opening lie said be was nol 
the Re?. Bro. .!. Hyatt Smith, as an- 



That jiersonage he bao juat left in tl 
ante-room, but he wa« simply Bro. . 
Hyatt Smith, the Mason, and hew 
proud to own it. Thus openly rejec 
ing the Christian brotherhood whf 
compared with the false relation of tl 

-New York Mai 

for a Cubai 


Friday night of this week at which it ii 
reported Henry Ward Beecher and Hon, 
Win. .Evarts will speak. The formei 
has so often appeared as the defends) 
of the lodge that it is not surprising 
iat he should prop his failing repi 
m by some shift like this, hut 
erling words of Mr, Evnrts last bi 
er at Yale discredit such an annoui 

—The N. Y. Daily Witness of 

Saturday laat has the following noli 

Prof. C. A. Blanchard will del 

first i fa free course of lectures 

-.semasonry ' in the Third It. 

Church, Twenty-third street, betw. 

Perhaps the readers of the Uyw 

11 be interested with an item of 

from Noble county, Ohio. Thr< 

Hail, brother, well i 

, l ravel llinnuli : -in ;-,:it 

IS thief, sir, but bring 
w up the sign of dia- 
i joy a sad brother] to 




Every Mason will Btand by a brother in 


lief, I 

icir moat valued jewel, the co 

Who would stop foratrifle, Freemaa 
Unless it can bring its possessors 


ey a Mas 



e to 



he emit a 





State A 



ad pa 


1. T 

«siu iiiUm 



ie meet 

in a 


la n 


have thu 




Elder Be 



with ua. 





ere, wel 

aod atror 

S, » 




finding a aeeeder. Onlay J. R)ae win 
carries his Masonic diploma and is not, 
warning men to beware of Masonry 
He joined the order aome aeveo yean 



most the lodge for the past fo 
are. He now comes to the conve 

The weather ia rainy and this fa 
b doubtless diminished the atten 

ce somewhat, still audiences are iarj 
d the apparent interest great. 
Letters from Gerrit Smith, Prof. Wil- 
r of Cornell, and others have been 
:eived and will doubllees soon e< 
ht. The following speaks f 

Resolutions; Correspondence and ihe 
National Meeting. 11 a. u. Report, 
the state of the work — open to 

lation ot the Lesser to the Greater 
crei Orders — opened by L N. Stta 
and B. F. Roberts, a: 30 p. u. 
cm-sion: Relation of Freemasonr 
the Churches of Christ — opened 
W. Post and A Crooks. 6 p. m. 

Evening — 7 1-2 p, m. Report in pari 
of Committees on Finance and Enroll- 
ment. 8. AddresBhyC. A. Blanohard 


Morning — *. u. Devotional Exer- 
cises. 10. Report of the Committees on 
Nominations : Correspondence: Nation- 
al Meeting and Address and Resolutions, 

Final report ofCom- 
m Finance ind Enrollment, 
acussion: Religion of Free- 
to the Slate — opened by Z, 
nd Donald Kirkpatriok. 4. 
Final Report on Address and Reso- 

Evening— 7 1-2, Address by C. A, 


ble County Christian Association op- 
sed to secret Societies. The Asso- 
ttion has dooe much good by the 
.IrtbuUon of periodicals, tracts, book*, 
d the employment of public speaker?. 

hip organizations; by these means 
quite a large i art of our people have 

enlightened in regard to the dan- 
gerous tendency of Masonry and kin- 

L spring we issued a call for a county 
political « 

I! I.V.IW 



ounty has ever surpassed it. 
Twelve out of our fifteen townships 

represented. The people were 

'enthusiasm and nominated a full 

for county i.fficers. We did not 

late conaei valive men, but radical 

masons; nol only in a moral sense, 

but [), -lineally radical. Your humble 

:orrespondeut was placed at the head 

of the ticket, and to the best of hie 

j defended the ticket and the 

platform of principles adopted by the 

■ention. I spoke in a majority af 

townships; and I think could the 

ity have been more completely 

aiaed our vote would have been 

-■•pi.' ilmgly larg-r; we can do bet- 

Uulher canvass. Our present <-u\>rt 

an ice-breaker. Our vote came 

almost entirely from thu Republican 

iks and their majority in this county 

Bmall; consequently every argument 

1 device, lair and false, was employed 

keep the party intact, and to injure 

)resenlaiiou of the anti-secret candi- 

*.es I think for the first vote, under 

> did 


60 ; inCenter 50 ; Jefferson 37 ; Slock 
Wayne 40; and in the county, 250; and 

this was accomplished in a square fight 
upon the merits of the question politi- 
cally. Some of our friends upon whom 
we relied, when the hour came desert- 
ed us, but I think they will do betler 
It requires very considera- 


ieful i 

ot have the 

the talkin 

' was over, as tbe Baying iB, 


"lit out.' 

He went one way and the 

iful works of 

dek olive 

went another. After a 

ive it at all. 

search of 

a few hours they gave it up. 

pel led from 

The cont 

actor was acquitted, although 

lodge by the very device through 
oh they had hoped lo ensnare him, 
, ia perhaps useless lo add that tbe 
papers already made out were neyer 
,ven to Mr. Gould, and that the situa- 
on was immediately given to a man 
ho had several timeB faded as a U-ach- 
■, and whose prime excellence coosis- 
d in dexterously giving tbe signs, tok- 
ns and grips of the " Secret Brother- 
hood." The young man thus saved to 
ty, free government, the church 
and Christian education is now Princi- 
pal of Rochester Seminary, Walworth 
Co , Wis., where with his associates 
he is doing a noble work -n preparing 
young men and women for practical 
life, and, by the way, an effort is being 
made to aecure for the reading-room 
of this institution a library of Masonic 
and Anti-masonic books and contribu- 
tions Irom friends of books or'otherwise 
would be thankfully received and thor- 
oughly read. The Religious Telescope, 
American Wesleyan, Methodist Free 
Press nnd other publications would be 
read and appreciated if our brethren 
place Ibem along with the Cynosure in 
the reading room of Rochester Semin- 


of Cbri 


J. P. Stoooa 

Preachers oT the Uospcl. 

Editor of the Cynosure:— Has any 
preacher of the Gospel a rijjlit to make 
use of his sacred office for the purpose 
of t-upporting an imposition, ihe bene- 
fits of which are expected lo redound 
to his own self-interests. Does the of- 
fice belong to himself, or lo tbe people 1 
Has he a right to lend its sanction to 
any other institution than that of the 
church ? Is any man fit for the sacred 
ho can 

. for sla 

e gospel 

reputation, pla< 

,r,.1 fuiu: 


e, party. 

iz-d in i lii- 

pretty well organ- 

to complete our organisation as soon as 
possible. I have delivered about one 
hundred lectures in this county, and 

re nol fully canvassed it yet. Th* 
mt consideration in this cocflictiB for 

r people everywhere toorgaoize. W« 
ye been holding monthly meeting, 
-y regularly for four years past; oui 

Subscr.bers who through neglect su 
fer their paper to stop a week or tw 
before renewing will find themselve 
much the losers. The regular concei 

the possibility of making it good. Thei 
interest in the reform will suffer Iobi 
Every reason is on the side of a reguls 

Another Han Saved, 

In the year I860 the office ofSuper- 
intendent of Public Schools in Dane 
county, Wis., was held by J.Q, Emery. 

In the prosecution of his work he sever- 
al Limes called upon J. H. Gould who 
rendered him efficient and acceptable 
service and thus became conversant 
with tbe business. Mr. Emery deeming 
it for bis interest to vacate ihe office 
which he held, tendered his resignation 
to the State Superintendent, A. J. Cra'g, 
and wan released. A conversation then 
occured between Have two gentlemen 
as to who should succeed Mr.{E. in the 
ni peril tendency. It was agreed that 
Mr. Gould should be tbe appointee and 
papers were made out accordingly. 

Pending tbe official signing and de- 
livery of tbe papers, Mr. Gould ( who 



ht of joining) whs approached "on 
the aly" by wily members of tbe craft, 
aid. " You can have the appoinl- 
ifyouwilljoin the Masons." Find 
ing the young man a _litlle averse to 
mil proceedings they offered to pay 
lis initiation fee, $30. This, ffer how- 
iver had the opposite effect from that 
ntended. Mr. G. repelled it as a bribe 
.nd an insult, and told them he would 
uive nothing to do with their corrupt 

ideral c 

jrmoniam in the Holy Scriptui 
y man puts Mormonism, Ku-Kluxi 
any other form of Masonry on 
me level with the church of Ch 
es be not thereby dishonor Chi 
Philosophically speaking, ia it a 
obable that the man who atten 

j Mai 

rub ihei'i.r 

religion, has any thing mnrp than t 
very hiiperbVial knowledge of either o 
iheml Can tbe ostrich by hiding its 
eyes in the sand, or tin- Mason by bid 
ing his under a hood wink, escape tbt 
observation of the present aget King! 
used to appoint bishops; and who ir 
the United States are to appoint, to the 
all important office of preaching the gor 
pel unless it is the people) If unwortbj 
men fill tbat office are not the peopl* 
responsible for ill The prieal has been 
seen superintending a cock-fight; and 
a thought that cock-fighting 


i the fun. 

of hi 

office, as preacher of the gospel; i 

lulion of Freemasonry? In all s 
ity, if a man becomes the member of a 
cock pit, a jockey-club, or a Mi 
lodge, oight he nol lo give up p: 
ing the gospel 1 Inqoih 

[These questions have a plain a 
in the words of Jesus: "Ye e 
serve God and mammon."] 

The safe way of sending monpy i 
P. O. order which costs bul^ue c 
for $10.00 or und r; or by regist* 

Lodge Work in Albion, Ind. 

Albion, Ind., Nov. 24th. 167.1 
On Ihe morning of the 20th insta 
a young man working on tbe extent 
or Ihe B. and O. R. R. at ibis p'a 
went lo the contractor and asked for 
some money ; upon heing lold that they 
were out of money, he asked f. 
der. Upon this rrquesi the co 
drew a revolver. The yuung n 
ing his design, caught him by the 




died the young man in tbe sit 

ing to the lodge,)went to the Ji 
of the Peace, (who is a man 

igh ■ 

i the 


but not eo high as might be in 
side world), and told him in a Ma^oni. 
way of course, that be was very mucl: 
excited and did not think what be was 
doing. And who can (ell how many 

1 told 1 

me, the y 

i Just 

told him tbat he could do nothing for 
him, that be could get no redress, Bui 
the boy was not to be but off in that 
way; ao after delaying two hours tbe 

, who 


draw the revolver. 

know a doctor who resides iu Albi- 

who was once an Odd-fellow; but 

ng the error of his ways, came out 

renounced the order. They have 

royed his reputation as a doctor 

I verily believe they would cut his 

throat if they dared. I might go on 

nd relate several other instances of like 

baracter that have occurred in thia 

^mediate vicinity, I mycelf having not 

ntirely escaped them. And, now.sir, 

re we to be governed by such a clique 

s thief Is thia beautiful country of 



all t 

:ation, tobegovern- 
men as these t I echo the 
f Patrick henry, -'Forbid it 
igbty God." Had we not better 
break Ihe shackles that »o completely 
e may; and before 
fast tbat we cannot 

they ar 
break t 

nt Lei 


r . Let us put our shoulder to the 
■I. Lei us go to Ihe ballot-box 
put the right man in the right 

WASTED.— Information from nil 

hose time Is out as to whother you 

wish to coullnuo the Cynosure. The 

date on the label of your paper shows 

when the subscription expires. 

The ahipment of five thousand tons 
of Lake Superior pig iron to England 
within a short time, 1b significant as 
marking the decline of England's supre- 
macy in the iron manufacture. Impor- 
tations of iron to this country have 
fallen off greatly; while the consump- 
tion of tbe metal is increasing from 
year to year. But the development 
of coal adapted lo iron smelting, to- 
gether with the fact that the process 
of reducing ores by coal gas is lapidly 

make the United States, within a very 
short time, the greatest iron manufac- 
turing c untry in the world. 

Mexico and Switzerland have recent- 
ly introduced radical changes in their 
constitutions regarding liberty of con- 
science. Tbe following are clauseB 
from a bill introduced for Ihe revision of 
the SwisB Federal Constitution: 

1. There shall be complete freedom 
of conscience and creed. 

2. No one shdl be compelled to take 
tiarl in ihe acts of any religious body 

3. Civil and political rights shall not 
he made dependent on any i emulations 
or conditions of a religious kind, and no 
religious opinions shall be admitted as 
justification for neglecting ihe duties of 

4 No one shall he compelled to pay 
tuxes for the support of a religious 
body of which he is not a member, and 
every citizen shall, se far as compati- 
ble witli public order and morality, en- 
joy equal freedom in the exercise of 
his religion, and protection for tbe pub- 
lic services thereof. 

A railroad discussion lately, between 
gentlemen who have had some part in 
politics, turned upon the increase of 
Congressional nnd Executive salaries. 

President's salary under the new law 
was no more than thai of many in pri- 

rily greater. The following from a 
daily journal shows tbe incorrectness of J 
this argument, and thai the American 
people, contrary to the Jenius of iheir 
institutions, are supporting one family 
in royal magnificence: 

The While House approprialions for 
the'eurrent year, 1873-4, aro in detail 
as follows: 
Furnace keeper, - - - . $ 720 

Two policemen, 2 640 

One night-watchman, • 900 

Usher, l 200 

Two doorkeepers, - . - 2 400 

Steward, 2 000 

Mfaienger. 1 200 

Secretary and clerks, - - - 10,000 
Contingent expenses, - - - 000 
Aimuul repairs White House, 15 000 
Refurnishing While House • 10 000 
Fuel, ....... .5 000 

Green house, ]0 000 

Grounds, 10 000 

Tola', $77 060 

To this add $50,000 for the Presi- 
dent's salary fir the current year, and 
the expense of ihe Executive establish- 
ment thus amounlB of $127,000 per an- 
num. It is to be remembered that 
there are very many olher household 
expenses, Kuch as for gas, which are 
defrayed in appropriation billi, and that 
a President's salary is really a much 
larger amount lhan $50,000 a 
cause of ihe smaller amount he ia 
obliged to expend. 



Beside the reguli 
prayer-meeting held by the students of 
Wheaton College, 

i kept up during 

Read These Columns. 





■al inter< 

■'U1-...I this 

neeling.— A Bap 
uich in Orange, N. J., baa for 

1 years taken up the duties uf an 
ilion society by supporting young 
n their theological studies. Last 
it spent §4,000 in this work.— 
are 237 Congregational churches 
about London, England. 67 of 
have been established since 1852 : 


nit ,.r . 


labor; thirty 
individual Christians. Measures art 
being taken for a clo?er union of these 
churches in faith and fellowship,— Sev- 
eral churches of the Alleghany Wes- 
leyan Conference are enjoying special 
outpourings of the Holy Spi 
—Rev. C. E. Cheney, of Chicago, 
who was appointed B shop of the "Re- 
formed Episcopal church" at the Com- 
min's meeting in New York, has ex- 
cepted, with the consent of his church. 

Sabbath before a congregation of 4. U00, 
was an able argument against brgl 
churchiam. — Sabbath afternoon ue 
vice for strangers and down town res 
dents was commenced last Sunday i 
thiB city under the charge of the Epis- 
copalians. — Wm. Armita^e, Kpi-.-opal 

ing these good words at this time. 
Coming as they do from persons who 
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subscriber. They will doubtless 
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them as they encourage us. 

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ghty bulwark 

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amnesty bill passed 
bill removes all disabilities connectec 
with the rebellion, and Jeff. Davis may. 
if it becomes a law, take a seal in Con- 
gress if he can get elected. 

Codntby. — The storms of last week 
were felt generally through all the lake 
reports of destruction coming 

tany ; 

Btribers yet, but hope to get s 


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experienced m this city, in Dayb 
Toledo. O., io Detroit, E ist 8i 
and the lumber region of Mich., 

tract of i.imh-r |.r.,.t r ai-d. — Th 
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all who are trying t 


>it foundered off , 
i Huron last week 
and it is feared all on board were 1c 
— The steamboat Royal (icurge 
ploded at Albany. La., 


'Broken Seal," or purchase "Finney on 
Masonry," "History of the Abduction 
and Murder 'if Morgan" (a hook con- 
ing !' e g al evidence on the case), 
ratives and arguments showing the 

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the Lock Earn has arrived in Plymouth, 
Eng. , and reports on I he disaster which 
sunk the French nt-earn-shm, the Ville 
du Havre. Tho collision is charged 
wholly on the latter vessel, which was 
badly steered, and the French captain 

ed to help save the drowning passen- 
gers. It is to be hoped that thia sad 
disaster will be fully investigated. 

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i ofthepublii 

i, $1,0 

f Freemasonry. Price 

Extracts From Masonic Oaths and Penalties, i 
Sworn to by the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island. 

Hon. John Ouincy Adams' Letter 

Hiving Hiannd FIls Father's Opinion of Freemasonry 

Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

diving His Opinion of Freemasonry (1882). 

Satan's Cable Tow. 

"Freemasdnrv is 0nlvl52 Years Old," 

"Murder and Treason not Ezoeeptd." 

Freemasonry in tne Cn-urcn, 

t'lniriirter uml Syttihnl- of l''reemnsonry 

Address of Niagara County J ssociation, Nsw York. 

C'uiicerning ihe Morgan Murder, and the characte 
f Freemasonry, ns shown by i his and other Mason! 
lurders. 50cts. per 100, or $4.00 per 1,000. 

Judge Whitney and Masonry. 

.rtnifjhtly Editioi 




Irigin Obligations and I}c$snse£ of The Qr&ngc 

Si: Seaiom v:',ij i Christian should sot bo i Freoniso 


Who Murdered Capt. Wm. Morgan? 

Th. toiwor to thUquctlon 1. lonnd to ln«I 

Abduotion and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

ThiB is a Book of Thrilling Interest, and 
shows clearly that 


(7~See Sample Pages below. 

ducted to a room in the third story of a stoiu 
linarily used as a Masonic lodge room. In th 
guarded by live men, who said they were 11c 

.iidthe former after Bome short detention was 
icii to see him. The constable was then n: 

icriptiou of the warrant by virtue of whicl 

Ik-1-I Miller in cu-tuilv. but, lie stradily'd tu exhibit <> 
describe it; but stili left no doubt on the mind of Miller or hi 
counsel, that the warrant was in a criminal proceeding 
ami at length avowed that it had ln-en issued by a magi; 
trate at Le Roy. It should here be Mated that about, s day 

Julius, ivhose sudden npjn-arance ,t liaLma has been nun 
tinned, suddenly' <lis.ijip. at.-ii fn.iiu • . ,' |.| i. ■■. \ ■ ,.>,-( uki 
after Miller's iiitr.Mii.'iiun to the l<"Ue r.. th at >t., th;; 
same Daniel Johns entered the room, holding in his hand i 
drawn sword, anil walked with lar-e and <| u i> k sti'DS !n'n>- 
the room 
inspire ter 

[imii.Ii Mil' witu him. having lea 
nut iei ulleet. tlial.Julins wns Ins fin'-eeiitor. Julius lee.vev 
answered in a voice that faltered a little, "Miller. I am or 
doire_; vi hat I have been ordered to du." During his . I ._- 1 - 
tion in the room, one of the guards told him in hingua 
loud enough to he heard by all in the room, that, be was n 
to be tried at Le Roy, nor to stop there, nor to 
tiled bv ail o/dinarv tribunal, but wn± [,'oiiig where M. Mdler.Lsked, "What tribunal T He n-plied/'Vou^ 
see.' The utbers made n<< n-marks in denial oi-ex|>latiiilii> 
but lu- hi qj d . iqo man -say to anothei 

s from nrocoeding with Miller b 

lamtesl that the conspirators wished lo c 

the process lie had a^ainsi Miller wjus in facta pre 
suit; and from that nine his resolution seemed somewhat 
shaken. About dusk the whole crowd proceeded, with much 
noise and tumult, to Le Its-v, 4 miles, and afti.-r many efforts 
on the part of I-'rench to prevent him from so doiti^, Miller 
got himself placed before the justice, who hud issued the 
warrant. French then ^n e direetions to two of his assist- 
ants, nnd disappeared. Miller .-(aid in the office about half 
an hour, during which time the justice called for the consta- 
ble mid warrant, but neither i .nist able, warrant, or plaintiff 
appeared, and the justice informed Mr. Miller that he -.v.~ 
at liberty to go where he pleased. This wns about nine 
o'clock in the evening." It appeared from the docket of tne 
a^islrat'- that a warrant had been issued against Miller, 


irne.l I 

rn-ht to Uat;ivi 

and relieved his family from terror ami alarm. That this 
lawless assemblage of men took place for the purpose of se- 
curing (In- arrest of Miller, by virtue of u process never in- 
tended to be acted upon, we shall take no trouble to show to 
the public. We have conclusive proof from ihe express dec- 
larations of those who led the troop, and from various other 


The Fntnl Moment. 

Tbtre II ft line, bj' us unseen, 

Thatcroasc9 every path, 
The hidden boundary between 

God's patience nod his wroth. 

To pass that limit is to die- 
To dioasif by .Health: 

It does uul quencl) tin' l)i"imn,£ ''>'' 
Nor pale the glow of health. 

But on that f 

ivhen'.l (juJ 

Iudcllibly h 

Unseen by m 

d, for man a 

la blind and 

in the dark. 

Or feel that he is doomed. 

He feels, perchance, that all is we 
And every fear is calmed: 

Not only doomed, but damued. 

How far may we go on in ain? 

How long will God forbenr, 
Where docs hope end, and wl 

The confines of despair? 

" Ye who from God depart, 

While it is called to-day, repent, 

And harden not your heart." 

piv-isihiliiy could tbi-y barmnnize 
i same political family. So early 
4ft the people of the territory of 
Utah elected officers for a state govern- 
, and demanded admission to the 
Union, with teriffie threats in case of 
refusal. But neither threats nor blan- 
lents could swerve Congress from 
termined rejection, And this not 

but also from the reason that their 

rstem. :-.n : > i 
InMi. 1 wi tli the govemmei 
f this country. t 
tal dogma of tho.r faith, 
every true Mormon holds to as c 
the revelations of their proptic 
founder, is, that the authority < 

laws of the hind; and i 


■ L' 


iljKVJ'i lli.-i 

Rocky mo. 


conquest should be track- 
coro of blood from the 
itains to the Atlantic 
d their prophet Smith. 
By a receut decision of the United 
Slates court for the territory of Utah, 
a Mormon is disqualified, by bis princi- 
ples and practice as a Mormon, to serve 
theUnited States as a grand juroreven. 
In rendering this judgment, Cbief-Jns- 
tice McKeon remarked: — 

" If the mass of the American peo- 
ple were barbarians, or if the patriarch- 

al or tribal system of govern ni 

nc thei 


Ailed i 

could not eiiBt. It h not a little hu- 
miliating that it should seem to be 
necessary to add, that our constitution 
and laws do not require — nay, do not 
permit the toleration of any practice 
which wages 

of eivi)-,,; 

There have been re- 
nhich have required the offering 

The Evniicclkul Alln 

At the late meeting of the Evangeli- 
oal Alliance its honor J d president, Dr. 
T. D. "Woolsey of New Haven, read a 
dissertation '" On the attitude of the 
constitution and government of the 
United States toward Christianity," in 
which the writer undertakes to show 
that this nation by its constitution and 
laws is not distinctively Christian in its 
character; and, to illustrate his argu- 
ment, concludes by asking affirmatively, 
** If the people should all turn Moham- 


change would t 
relation and int 

the la 


.y, in the opinion of thi 
, with these two exeep 
ledanism or Mormonisn 
mpatible with the const! 
3 of the United States ai 
nd the consequent =up 
ble by the Koran o; 
ion with all the im 
mes practiced under 

planting of the 
the Book of M< 
moralities and 
them, would n< 
change, " but everything might go 
smoothly on in perfect harmony with 
our political system. With these ex- 
ceptions, no 'material change' would be 

r Mormon dynaBty. Our civil 

flexible, bo devoid of Christian principle 
and positive morality, as to fit almost 
any people with equal facility, Chris- 
tian or infidel, civilized or savage. 
Such idea of the nature and fitness of 




have grown up with the old 

that God is king ofj this n 

vine right, we are glad to believe, art 

in conflict wilh the history and charac 

ter of tbe government from its incep 

i to the 


newspaper column would be quite in 
sufficient for an adequate review of thi 
past, we come directly to one of the il- 
lustrative suppositions, and the oi 

us, namely, the transition of the pe 
pie of the United Stales to Mormonisn 
What would follow such a change v 
cannot anticipate further than it is for 
shadowed by the character of existir 
Mormonism. The transmuted peopl 
we must suppose, would do as ll 
Mormons do, think as they think, a 
as they act. Utah would be spret 
over the whole area of the United 
Stales, and their threatened conquest 
by the apocalyptic prophet of Mormon- 
ism would then be swiftly accomplished 
In this mirror alone can we Bee our 
selves as other* wouid see us, 

For a quarter of a century the Mot* 

door for admittance to the Union, 
have found tbe door boiled ag 
them. Congress, again and a^in 
refused the applicant*, Why? Fo 
simple and sole reason that Mormon 
with or without ils polygamy, is utterly 
incompatible with republicanism, 


done in this country, i 
man so dishonest that h 
aopt to justify tbem by th 
plea of r^hgious toleration V 

ords of the chief-justice t 
specially, that our goverr 
>l tolerate anything which 
it the very existence of civi- 
;If, [are fitly spoken; they 
dance with sound jurispru- 
dence, the lawgof self-preservation, and 

the d 


But the court before named has g 
en further, and by a judicial deci 
1870, refused naturalization to Mor- 
m aliens, on the ground of their pe 
liar religious tenets and correspond 
ing practices. In giving his opinion 
chief justice used the language fol- 

Vn applicant for naturalization asks 
for afavor; asks for the high privilege 
of American citizenship; and he must 
to the satisfaction of the court 
that he is worthy of it- Well, what 
i their [aliens] views of American 
ilizationf What do they believe to 
the rights and duties oi an Ameri- 
i citizen f Before tliey take the oath 
of citizenship, I' t the court be satisfied 
whetber they believe the supreme law 
of the laud to be the constitution, the 
if Congress, and the treet'es of 
the United States; or whether they be- 
lt to be the revelations of some 
amic prophet. Let the court be 
satisfied what 'pretended' laws of God 
they mean to obey, and what positive 
laws of God they mean to defy. Id 
runtry a man may adopt any re 
he pleases; but no man may via 
ur laws and plead religion as ai 
e; and no alien should be made t 
i who will not obey the laws. Let 
is and aliens distinctly understand 
that in this country license is not liber 



not only by its polygamy, but also by 
its whole polity and drift. Ils govern- 
ment is a hierarchy, with ils supreme 
powers vested in its first president, who 
holda in his despotic hands both sword 
and purse. Every true Mormon is 
bound to execute the will of his chief, 

upon all recusants who shall dare op 
pose it. "Gentiles," as all anti-Mor- 
mons are brauded, are maltreated, har 
rassed and often slain by them with 
impunity. Their haughty 
fiant of the authority of the United 
Slates, declares,} "I am and will 
be governor, and no power car 
hinder it until the Lord Almighty *\v.\\ 
say, Brigham, you need not be gover 
nor any longer." The name spirit de- 
nounces the army of the United Slates, 
sent there to maintain the public inws, 
as a mob, and drives out their terrify 
al judges at the point of the bayonet. 
Mormonism, in all its etrange phases 
is but another name for despotism. Iti 
parallel for cruelty, debauchery, ant 
usurpation, im^Hi'Moui i uiv-il manliim! 
Lust is its spring and tyranny ils prop, 
And how can it be supposed that this 
rank growth of bigotry and adultery 
this vile excrewnn- of blasphemy nm 

nd liv 

■ >]i-IK'l.' 

Beated in Rome; the serpent stolen in- 
itoEden; pandemonium broken into 
Paradise, and no ''material change" 
■■e.\cepting the laws relating to 
marriage and intestate estate!" It 
vould naturally be supposed that a 
leople committing all, or nearly all the 
rimes forbidden by the decalogue, 
vould make some rather " material 
hange" in the laws of the land; as 
great, at least, as their own transmu- 
tions from Christian citizens to Mor- 
on subjects, from our American 
filizalion to outlandish barbarism. 
Tbe founders of the republic pro- 
foundly believed in popular intelligence 
lorality as the basis and support 
of the structure. On these foundations 
they builded. But Mormonism, like 
uh'immedanism, leaves most ol the 
shorn children of its seraglios to grow 
up in ignorance, and as for morality 
ive already seen how morality 
fares in this hotbed of crime and 
uncleanness. In every point of view, 
religious, political, social, and educa- 
'onal, it is at tvar against the existence 
f our Christian civilization, and could 
iO more live under it than night under 
the eye of day. It is, by no means, 
'trauge that this government should 
persistently spurn such n suitor for ad- 
mission to the Union, and leave the 
inxious smorosa to go unseated to the 
thiHy-eight states, until civilizing and 
■ deeming influences sIihII have purifi- 
ed and decked her in seemly robes for 
tbe nuptials. 

Can it be Irue that the learned writer 
ally imagines, on his supposition of 
all the people turning Mormons, that 
our present law of justice and huraani 
ty; of equal rights and moral obliga- 
tions would be honored and upheld in 
their integrity under the ascendancy of 
a depostic hierarchy, seeking to hide 
its guilty head in the night of the dark 
ages, with its poly.'.imy, its polytheism, 
its sensuality and its savageness? Does 
be indulge the preposterous idea that 
laws, springing from Christian princi- 
ple, and redolent of love and good will 
to men, would flourish in the foul at- 
mosphere of the harem, or amid the 
corresponding debauchery of Utah I Or 
does he flatter himself that the grand 
Seignor and Brigham Young art 
enamored with our equal laws 
Christian civilization, that the K( 
or the Book of Mormon, would quietly 
supplant the Old and .New Testate 
Can he inform us how, without rank 
perjury, Mormons could swear fidelity 
to our constitution and laws, when thi 
whole Mended polity of church and stt 
is jutterly variant therewith, warri 
against our civilization f Or can he et 
mate the value of an oath coming frc 
such a clan of renegades, whom t 
states of New York, Ohio, Missouri a 
Illinois could not tolerate, and who fled 
from civilization to the lone desert and 
howling wilderness, to find fit room t( 
practice their superstitious rites anc 
gross carnality? 

I pause here with the remark, tha 
the question under discussion reiolvei 
itself into this, namely, is God or Mam 
mon, Christ or Belial, king of Ibis na 
lion? It hardly need be added that thi 
undersigned declares for Christ as king 
forever, believing with Jefferson, that 
"our liberties are the gift of God, an 
are not to be violated but with h 
wrath;" and with Webster, that "thei 
is nothing more certain than th) 
Christianity is part of the law of tb 
land " F. Gillbttb. 

tion ceases and a disposition 

nve such a course takeB its place. 

I think we ought to consider it one 
of God's scourges if some of our breth- 
ive met a temporal loss in the 
late financial panic, on account of non- 
producing stock, gamblers and reckless 
peculators. Perhaps a few more such 
hocks will give us moro confidence in 
the Lord's securities, and a lit- 
tle less confidence in the wild- 
cat securities that have character- 
ized the late money panic The 
Lord tells ua that -'He that giveth to 
the poor lendeth to the Lord." And 

ben our confidence in that promise is 
lost, we then leud to the rich, thinking 
our money is more secure. So when 
the bottom falls out of these earthly 
securities, let us try the Lord's banks 
and see whether we will be disappoint- 
ed. ; . . Again, how many of 
our dear brethren and sisters are 
toiling day after day without the me-ins 
necesaai y to get a fair start in life, that 
have neither teams, houses, nor land, 
and yet have families to support ! How 
easy to raise the burden off bucIi by 
lending a few hundred dollars for a few 

all! My mind just now runs to the 

benevolent acts of a good old brother 
who is now across the Jordan of death, 
that bad accumulated much worldly 
goods aud lived in northern Illinois. 1 
know of another old brother who was 
in very needy circumstances, and per- 
haps would always have remained ao 
had it not been for the kiudness of the 
rich brother. The rich brother let the 
poor brother have a farm and stock to 
raise on the most liberal terms, and the 
result was the poor brother soon accu- 
mulated enough to go west where he 
was able to buy him a comfortable little 
home, aud though the rich brother is 
dead, he yet liveth. Such a brother 
cannot be forgotten. The old brother 
that was thu6 favored and who is still 
liviii;, often repeats the acts of kind 
from the rich brother, aud even 
children of the poor brother rise u 
day and call him blessed; and without 
doubt the children's children will yt 
learn the name and tbe kindness of th 
rich man. — Weekly Pilgrim. 

Investing Money for Jesus. 

That it is allowable aud right for tho 
people of God to lay up treasures and 
accumulate the goods of this world 
seems clear, and admits of no doubt 
from the leaching of the Scriptures. 
But that tbe prople of God have a gos- 
pel right aud privilege, either by pre- 
ceptor example, to apply the same 
accumulated goods in any way, or to 
any purpose that their fancy or wishes 
may dictate to them, we greatly doubt. 
This is far from being the way th:it Je- 
sus points out to us, as we are by him 
represented only as stewards over the 
goods, while the Lord is the rightful 
proprietor, So that if wewish to serve 
our Master acceptably we must neces- 
sarily consult his divine will, as to how 
we shall dispose of them. 

And as money seems to be included 
as a part of the goods over which we 
have the stewardship, I think the cap* 
icle a pertinent one. It 

i well t 

wn tha 

legitimately bo, in an honorable, up- 
right, htraighl forward business, and as 
long as we see them making a faithful 
disposition of Lhr*ir accumulated gouda, 
we have no cause to censure, but rather 
feel lo justify them. But when we see 
them follow the example of a money- 
loving, money-craving, monopolizing 
world by investing the Lord's goods 
railroad bonds, or place them in t 
care of somo wealthy bank, or woi 

. tbe. 

. the bankii: 

when a minister was urging 
that the names of the subscribers to an 
nstitution (it was the missionary cause) 
hould be published in order to increase 
the funds, and quoted the account of iht 
poor widow and her two mites to justify 
ding, he settled the 
question by rising from his seat, and 
askinn; in his clear, shrill voice. ''Will 
ease give us the name of 
that poor widow." — London Friend, 

Why not tell bim that he should not 
watches, reaping machines, and 
^raphs invented by men of more 
genius than himself, until he hits devis- 
of his own equally efficient' 

Tho fact is, thai 
of othe: 

Astrology in Persia. 

The Rev. Benjamin Labaree, Jr., a 
missionary in Persia, giveB in "The 
Presbyterian Monthly Rword," the fol- 
lowing interesting account of the bond- 
age in which that people are held 
through their belief in astrology: 

"In Persia astrology is recognized 
as a science, almost as much as in the 
days of tbe Magi, While tbe poorer 
classes cannot afford to consult the as- 
trologers in their affairs, the wealthy 
and ruling classes, up to tbe Shah him- 
self, pay the highest deference to the 
calculations of the profession. If a 
journey is to be undertaken, or a mar- 
riage celebrated, or a robe of bonor to 
be put on in public, the astrologer is 

hour. Implicit obedience is accorded 
to bis utterances. Should tbe day 
fixed for a journey prove inconvenient- 
ly early, still exact compliance is given 
to the requirements of the heavenly 
bodies. At the appointed hour the 
tr.iveh'r leaves his house, And goes to 
the next door neighbor's, or to a garden 
beyond tbe city walla. He may there 
spend days or weeks iu completing his 
preparations composedly. In no case, 
however, may ho revisit his own house ; 
he is supposed to be absent on his 

"The entrance lo the city, too. on 
returning, must be at the propitious 
hour revealed by the astrologer. Rather 
than anticipate it, the party, be it king 
or prince or subject, baits a few miles 
distant, and whiles away Hupnrlluoua 
time in the Persian's favorite employ- 
ment of smoking or tea-driuking. 

1 'The faith reposed in the astrolo- 


crously displayed two or three years 
ago, when they announced to the peo- 
ple of Tabriz a desolating earthquake, 
Tho whole city and country were filled 
with alarm. Tbe heir apparent to the 
Pen in throne, with his court, and 
thousands of the residents, withdrew 
from the city to tents erected for the 

1'nhlleltj in ( hri.tin 


of every day life, few men seem able 
to stand p(-pul»rity and fame, and in 
higher things it would, pirlnpp, be 
difficult lo say whether tho fear or the 
praise of man is the greatest snare. 

It has often been remarked that 
even she whote deed of loving thank- 
fulness whs declared by our Lord him- 
self to be worthy of being told for ao 
everlasting memorial of her, is only 
sookenofar- "a certain woman," and 

iry of E 

"The frequent assumption that every 
isu has tbe ability lo fettle all relig. 
us questions by examinations anddis 
neries of hisown. is a cause of skep. 

b hallo 

i ol 



C-hil&rons* Corner. 

The 1 

I' I illel. -.-I 


ago, as we were riding by 
a pleasant farm-house, a friend said: 
"In that house lives a boy who has a 
great sorrow lo carry wilh bira all his 
life long." And then he went on It 
tell bow Willie, a few months before, 
while amusing himself with his father'i 
rifle, had pointed it at his little sister 
and playfully asked it be should shoo 1 
her. She screamed, of course, as little 
girls always do al sight of a gun. and 
he. laughing to see her fright, pulled 
tbe trigger. It went off. He had no 1 
thought that it was Loaded, but it was 
and he had killed his sister. If thi: 
were one case alone, it would be iuox 
pressibly sad, but when almost ever] 
week tbe papers bringus similar storie 
from different parts of the country, it 
beeomeB something worse — criminal. 
Boys like guns. There seems to be ; 
friM-ination about the. dangerous thing! 
thiit they cannot withstand. And it h 
right and proper that they shoulc 
learn how to use them. But death- 
dealing we.tpons should be bandied 
with care, even when one is positively 
certain that there is no danger. Reck- 
lessness in using them is i.o sign of 
course, as some people seem lo think. 
Indeed, bravery and fool hardiness sr-] 
dom go together — so rarely, that w< 
have noticed that the best mark^raer 

tola, and muskets, and rifles, have been 


iably t 

careful in using them, never by any 
chain e pointing them towurd anybody, 
whetlnr loaded or unloaded. Wc sup- 
pose that not one of those hundred 
people who have 'accidentally' 

would give all his possessions, an 
dergo any amount of suffering, 
could undo the act. But nothing of 
lhatkindcau change the case. He will 
have to suffer tbe consequences of that 
one criminally careless movement all 
his life long, .and carry his heavy bur- 
den down to the grave. So, boys, learn 
to handle your guns carefully, — Ad 

A grandfather 

the youngster suddenly asked him why 
his hair was white. "Oh," says grand 
papa," that's because I'm so old. Why 
did'nt you know that I was in the arkt 
In the ark)" crieB Tommy: "wh; 
aren't Noah, areyou, grundj'-ipa i 

"Oh no, I 
"Ah, thei 

t Noah,' 
e Shem." 



Oh, then suppose you're Jnphet. 
No, you haven't guessed right: 

Well, then, grandpapa," said 

heal knowledge, "you must be on 
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WHOLE NO. 114 

The Christian Cynosure. 

io, Chlrngro. 

The Religion (if Fn 

Objections. — 1. There are degrees 
connected with Masonry in which Christ 

This is admitted. These degrees are 
the Knights of the Red Cross, Knights 
Templar, and Knighu of Malta. The 
last two are sometimes denominated 
Chivnlric Masonry. They are derived 
from the G'uivalric orders which flour- 
ished during the dark ages, and were 
conspicuous in the Crusades. Sickels 
(Monitor, page 23.)says these degrees 
are "strictly Christian," and Mackey 
(Lexicon, page 381) says the Rose 
Croix (Red Cross) -is in the strictest 
sense a Christian degree." Supposing 
therefore that the 'Christian" de- 
irrees are ''regular" degrees in Ma- 
sonry, how far they are compatible with 
the '22d landmark, which declares that 
'■all meet upon a level" in the lodge, 
with the declaration that the religion 
of Masonry is pure theism that Ma- 
sons are "obliged only to the universal 
religion in which all men agree" the 
reader can judge for liimeelf. 

But the material fact in the ease is 
that these are not 'regular' degrees in 
Masonry, but 'aideilcgrees.' They are 
said (Lexicon, page 33,) to be "ap- 
pendages to the (American) rite. And 
Sickels (Monitor, page 6, appendix) 
says they are "conferred in connection 
with, and under the sanction of, Ma- 
sonic Assemblies;" plainly implying not 
by them. "These side degrees," says 
Mackey, (Lexicon, page 444,) "hare 
no connection with the ritual of Mason- 
ry, and tLeir legality is not acknowl- 
edged bv grand lodges." 

li is well known that one of the land- 
marks of Masonry is that no woman can 
be made a M.ison; and yet, in the Lex- 
icon you will find what is calle.l 'An- 
drogynous Masonry,' or degrees in 
whioh men and women are received 
together. These degrees are, like the 
former, conferred "in connection with, 
and under the sanction of, M tannic 
Assemblies." But they are not 'regu- 
lar,' but merely 'side degrees;' of 
which a great many for different 
reasons have bean appended to ihe 

(Were it » 

light be classed 

from the Lexicon, page 416, 417, tht 
oeremonies of the French degree of lh< 
•'Knights and Nymphs of the Rose," ir 
which it is plainly evident that th< 
lodge is turned into n brothel, the can- 
didates at the conclusion of the cere 


,nd hei 

Mackey hays, (Lexicon, page 382,) 
''the Rose Croix is an attempt to Chris- 




viewed in this ligh 
admire it as au ingenious and beautiful 
adaptation of a universal system (Ma- 
Bonry) to a move contracted principle 
(Christianity), nnd as a pardonable, if 
not indeed a praiseworthy attempt to ap- 
ply the sublime principles ol our all 
tolerant order to the illustration of thai 

der which we are now living." Of 
«elman, or pagn 

takes thei 

his standing as a Mason. He i 


tain "the summit and perfection of 
Ancient Craft Masonry" and see noth- 
ing whatever of these degrees. They 
do not lie in his way to that "summit 
of perfection." How fur it is possible 
i" iiniiilguuvit* i>HsMni-m, Islamiem and 
Judahism with Christianity, and pre- 
serve anything distinctive or valuable 
in the latter every one can judge for 
himself. "What communion hath light 
with darkness f What concord hath 
Christ with Belial? Beoause there are 
"amir i L jynr.nis" degrees in Masonry it 
might as well be claimed that women 
ara recognised in it as to affirm that 

Christian degrees. These are merely 

moJiitiona of Ma«c 


'Landmarks" or -'body of Masonry." 
2. The Bible is recognised in Ma- 
sonry and constitutes part of the fur- 
niture of every lodge. It lies on the 
Hilar, is one of the great lightg of Ma- 
B-tnry; many of the 'lecture*' of Ma- 
sonry are taken from it, and Bible his- 
tory enters largely into the Masonic 
ritual. It ia also carried in the pro- 
cessions of the order. This is well 
calculated to deceive, especially the 
young and unsuspecting. Let us see, 
after this parade, how far the Bible is 
recognized by Masonry. (1.) "It ia 
one of the three great lights of Ma- 
sonry." Observe, it is not the great 
light. No such thing. It is one of 

are the other two great lights on a par 
with the Bible! Well, the square and 
the compasses! The Bible, says the 
Manual, is the rule -four faith, and 

our duty to our fellow-man. and the 


uty I 



illuminated with its wonderful light, 
we bad thought the Bible taught us 
our duty to our fellow-man, and our- 
selves, as well as to Qod. But not so; 
we must look to the square and com- 
pass for that! (2.) "The Bible (Lexi- 
con, page 6-2,) is used among Masons 
as the symbol of the will of God, how- 
ever expressed." Observe, the Bible is 
not used by Masons as a revelation of 
the will of God, but as the 'symbol' of 
Ins will, and "however that will may 
he expressed." The import of this 
latter clause is thus explained in the 
Manual, page 53: ''To every Mason, 
whatever may be his religious creed 
that revelation of the Deity which is 
recognized by his religion becomes his 
trestle-board. Thus the trestle-board 
of the Jewish Mason is the Old Testa- 
ment; of the Christian the Old and 
New Testaments; of the Mohammedan 
the Koran," and so on round all the 
false religions in the world. The 
guarded language of the Lexicon, tnat 
the B.ble is the "symbol of the will of 
God," is thus in the Manual uuguaril- 
edly expanded into this broad declara- 
tion that the Word of God as used in 
the lodge, is precisely on a par with 
the words of the false prophet, the 
writings of Confucius, the Shaslera of 
the Brahmins, or the book of Mormon I 

We see, therefore, what place and 
authority the Bible has in the lodge. 
It 1b '-one of the greaL lights of Mason- 
ry," "a symbol of the will of God." 
' 'teaches us our duty to God ;" but you 
orosa the Turkish frontier and this great 
light is extinguished, and the Koran 
substituted in its place. This is now 
the great light oi Masonry, the sym- 
bol of the will of God, and teaches our 
duty to him, Hud becomes the rule of 
our faith 1 And men calling thea- 
silvea Christiana write these things and 
publish them I 

3. Masonic lodges are usually dedi- 
cated to St. John the Baptist and St. 
John the Evangelist, And 1b not thi 
a recognition of Christianity? Well it 
looks like it. But we have learned that 
in Masonry, things arc not always ac- 
cording to their looks. Indeed, they 
are generally the reverse. This is a 
cover. Suppose we look under it. 

See Lexicon, page lt)7, 108;"Lodges 
were anciently dedicated to King Sul- 

generally dedicated to St. John Ihe 

Baptist, nnd St. John the Evangelist. 

In English lodges which have 

adopted the union system of work, the 

This change was adopted by the Grand 

Lodge in England in 1813, to obviate 
the charge of sectarianism. I have, 
however, elsewhere endeavored to prove 
that to this charge we by no means 
render ourselves amenable by this ded- 

) the 



of n religious sect, but as bright exam- 
ples of all those virtues which Masons 
are taught to revere and practice." 
The English method of avoiding the 
charge of sectarianism was to put the 
two Saints John outof the lodge. The 

paralleled. Even ''Christian lodf 

ed to them as Christians but i 


but . 

pious and good meul (In order to 
winch, according to Masonry, neither 
Christianity nor saintship is necessary!) 
Ri't /ru/ing them 

3 that i 

ognizing them only as eminent Masons 
is notl Of course, Mr. Mackey. this is 
perfectly clear, but it is not quite so 
clear that the two Saints John were em- 
inent Masons or Masons of any kind. 

It would be an interesting subject of 
study to consider the forerunner of the 
Lord Jesus, in the intervals of his min- 
istry, meeting unbelieving Jews and 
idolatrous gentiles on a level in the 
lodge, and with a lambskin apron 
tucked under his leathern girdle, play- 
ing at murder over the body of Hiram 
Abiff! And as for the other St. John, 
his connection with the order gives us 
a new insight into the meaning of some 
uf his writings, John iii. 19-21 — 
"And this is the condemnation; that 
light has come iolo the world, and men 
loved darkness rather than light,because 
cause their deeds were evil. For every 
that doeth evil bateth the light, neith- 
er cometh to the light, lest his deeds 
should be reproved. But he that do- 
eth truth cometh to the light, that his 
deeds may be made manifest that they 
are wrought in God." "And to which 
of the saints wilt thou now turn!" 

4. It is sometimes said that Masonry 
cannot be a Christ lew* order, or so 
many professing Christiana, and even 
Christian ministers, would not be found 
in it. As there is no ein of which such 
persona may not be guilty, and aBSome 
of these will be found in hell, it seems 

r this s 

It may be added that as there 
ia scarcely any sin of which real Chris- 
tians may not he guilty, we should be 
careful in imitating their example, and 
follow them only so far ,ts they follow 
Christ, which will never take us into 
the lodge, from which he himself is 

I lie 


The message this year looks queer 
m on Anti-masonic Btand-point. 
ere is no recognition of Divine Prov- 
ince either at the beginning or end ol 
a fact whioh eeema very natural 
th one like President Grant, who hat 
-ni faith in the hollow ehams of Ma- 


■ery l 

t paragraph saye that " po 

exist, ■ specially in the agricultural re- 
gions," What is the reason of this; 

high that it can go no higher; or ia it 
because it has got so low that it cannot 
go lower, the whole nation having set- 
tled, like sediment, after the shaking 
up of the war, to the same low level) 
As an evidence of the lowness, not 
highness of political Bentimont, the ex- 
istence of secret rings of all kinda, 
back-nay grabs, Credit Mubilier scbt-mes. 
etc , ia irrefragable and irrefutable. 

The fact is undeniable, that under 
our lute administrations, political senti- 

hardly elements enough left in the coun 
try to form a party — a reform party, an 
anti-ring party, against it. But on the 
contrary, the effort made in Washing- 
ton, near the presidential chair, to get 
up a political partisanship among the 
farmers, is made in the direction and 

favor of Masonry; for the grange, 
which was born in the District of Col- 
umbia, is a secret society 1 Mark thatl 
the effort to get up partizanship in 
"the agricultural regions," emanates 
from near the Grand Lodge of the Dis- 
trict of Columbia, holding a charter 
from Congress; and that partisanship 
is to he Masonic, Jesuitical, anarchical, 
despotiol Now we would ask our fel- 

masonic Association, who are making 

lb. rl 

tion, viz: against, the grange move 
ment, which is the noblest, safest, anc 
best principle for the nucleus of a par 
ti^'iu organization — our own, which if 
opposed to all secret associations, oi 
this clandestine effort to turn over tht 
country to the rule of Masone and Jes- 
uits I We are certainly right I Let ui 
go ahead ! — the message to the contra- 
ry notwithstanding. r.e.o. 

An agricultural correspondent of the 
Chicago Tribune, who seems to write 
from experience, presents a very com- 
mon sense view of the granges, out- 
side any moral relations of the order: 
The time was ripe for a new order of 
things and the farmer's clubs came for- 
ward to occupy the position and to be- 
lt is true that the Patrons of Hus- 
bandry had made a sickly attempt at 
something: but, as this measure eman- 
ated from Washington, it whs looked 
upon with suspicion. But parties in 
Iowa, Illinois and other states took 
hold of it, and to a great extent mod- 
ified and remodeled the institution, and 
gave the order new life and vigor. 
But, after all, itissimplya farmer's club 
with closed doors and a ritual In the 
first degree it is a personation of "La- 
borer and Maid;" in the second, that 
of the "Cultivator and the Shepherd- 
ess;" third, "Harveater and Gleaner;" 
fourth. "Huahandman and Matron;" 
All of these make up a pantomime that 
serves to amuse, as they draw in the 
whole of the members to take a part. 
We may put these plays on a footing 

or finding the button. It is Bimply 
amuaoment to draw young people to- 
gether, and the first object of the or- 
der was for simply social, moral, and 
mental instruction. That, at least, 
was the avowed object of Mr. Saund- 
ers. But Mr. Kelley, who is the real 
head, gave it a broader field, tinged with 
Washington ideas; but these had to a 
great extent, to give place in the re- 
modeling to suit the present crisis, and 
to meet the present wants of the peo- 

The young people are drawn to i t by 
the novelty and as soon as that wears 
off, it will prove a simple farmer's club. 
Its virtues and its advantages have 
been greatly exaggerated, which may 
retract on the membership. It has also 
the disadvantage of being a rather 

paying, msl 
$3.00 each, and females GO eta. i 

females $2.00 

Fifteen dollars is paid to the sec 
tary of the National Grange for t 
charter and the deputy who organi; 
the grange receives §5.00 and trav 
Hi;.' eipeusee mid the remainder e/.>-s 
to the grange treasury for current • 


Ifor c 

r grange i 

If our farmer's club, that has been 
swallowed up in this grange, had paid 
>ut this sum for such newspapers as 
idyocated their interest, or invested iu 
i club library, I have no doubt that in 



But thiaianotthe end of it, for we have 
to pay for our regalia, which will cost 
something more than $1.00 for each 
member, and added to this is 10 cents 
per month for monthly dues; 6 cents 
a quaater of this goes to the State 
Grange. New members pay, males 
*5, and females 82, of which sum *l 

the Statu Grange 

The remainder of these Bums— that is, 
of the new members and monthly dues 
— is retained by the grange for its own 
use. If I could seo any advantage, 
any secret art by which we could grow 
more crops for less labor and money, 
could sell our produce for a greater 
price, or could purchase our supplies 
for less money than the members of 
farmer's clubs, I would be satisfied; 
but thus far no bucIi secrets have been 
given in charge of our grange. 

The only feature that looks like an 
advantage is the social one; but then 
we ought to have these pantomime 

The charges are too high. The old 

men meet to transact the ordinary busi- 
ness of the olub, and the young men 
and we of the softer sex are drawn to- 
gether for the sake of tht show. I fear 

new features put in the pantomime, 
that there will be a falling off, and that 
the ritual, which is the common bond, 
may cease to hold us as one body with 
one mind. . . , As it is, I doubt 
if the Patrons have accomplished as 
much as they wobtd have done openly 
through the farmer's clubs. When I 
become a little more familiar with the 
fit of the regalia and the workings of 

at length. 

in the knowledge to be gained on join- 
ing the order, for I was satisfied that 
there was nothing within the order of 
any value that could not be reached 
outside of it, and that its vaunted se- 
crets were just no secrets at all. It is 
simply a farmer's club, with a ritual of 
pantocaine, aitling with closed doors, — 
a sort of farmer's club aristocracy, and, 
in fact, it possessed no advantages be- 
yond that of novelty to draw on addi- 
tional membership. 

The fact is, that our grange has sim- 
ply swallowed up our farmer's clubs, 
put on regalia, paid out a large sum 
for its ritual and passwords; while in 
point of business, it has made no real 
progress. The buying and selling go 
on just as they did before. — cash pur- 
chasers having the advantage of those 

The young men get the young ladies 
out to the meetings of the grange, and 
It must be confessed that they have a 
general good time, — not quite equal to 
however, to the old -fashioned 

It is a great pity that those good old- 
fashioned institutions should have been 
allowed^lo disappear. We now have 
compact well-filled neighborhoods, 
quilts are needed as much as corn; and 
then, except this year, we have plen- 
ty of apples for paring-bees; and the 

ings, for we husk in the field, while in 
York Slate, the corn was snapped from 
the hill and hauled into the barn, and 
then husked, and the husks saved for 

nad after the quilt was finished, and 
the corn wa» husked, and apples par- 
ed! Such times over red ears and red 
apples and the shaking of the quilt I 
Lame! the Patrons' meeting is noth- 
ing compared to it. Those required no 
secret ritual, no other pass-word than 
the eye or a soft squeeze of the hand 

old I 

of 1 


If they would open the doors of the 
granges and take off their regalia, it 
would present a farmer's club; that, 


aud sliould 

But 1 fear that history will sot 
busy with the order and its gam 
of tinsel will be hung up with si 
orders that have gone before, I 
that the order will gradually lay asidt 

b regal 



ceal and nothing to ho gained by a 
fight in the dark. The monopolists 
stand out openly and hid the world de- 
fiance. We must meet them in the 
open market, with cash in hand, and 
send men of integrity to make our laws, 

ad select good, faithful businessmen 
> carry them out. This is the kind of 
arfare that we must wa«e. 

The "Fenltentes" or New Mexico. 

Some time since we published from 
the Church Journal and Jtfensenger 
upon this extraordinary sect of secret- 
ists. A correspondent of tho Evan- 
ijt'iisl traveling in New Mexico confirms 
the formeratatements. He thus apeaks 
of the enactment of scenes represent- 
ing the trial and crucifixion of Christ; 

For instance, on Easter Week, ''The 
Penitentes," a secret society of the 
most ignorant Catholics, epend the 
time in some secluded ranch dragging 
atones, crucifixes, and other heavy bur- 
dens, cutting their flesh with knives 
and tearing it with cactus thorns. On 
Thursday and Friday, wearing only 
drawerB, they are led blindfolded 
through the streets of a village, lashing 
themselvea with tough weeds until the 
blood flows freely. These tortures end 
in the cathedral, where they represent 
the darkness and confusion which fol- 
lowed the crucifixion. After again 
lashing their bodies pitilessly, they re 
main in total darkness an hour, groan- 
ing, shrieking, and hurling sticks and 
atones. This week of penanco they 
deem ample atonement for all their 
sins for the year, After it they are 
privileged for another year to live as 
much like devils as they know how. 

Tohiu, an old frontiersman, tells of a 
Mexican who claimed to be the Lord 
Jesus himself, and to have power to 
take and restore life. This fanatic per- 
suaded Tobin's brother-in-law to make 
a trial of his power, promising faith- 
fully to restore him to life again in 
three days. The experiment was made. 
The fanatic stabbed his dupe to death, 
and, adds the narrator, '-He is dead 
yet." And all this in these Chris- 
tian United Stales. 

New Mexico has 100,000 American 

a thei 

the ballot they cast into the ballot-box, 
and a large majority of whom uro sunk 
into the moat abject superstition. They 
already have the ballot; shall they have 
the Gospel i They are knocking at the 
door of Congress to ba admitted into 
tlie sisterhood of States; shall they be 

Taxation of church property, cem- 
eteries, institutions of learning, etc., 
is now being advocated by many ielig- 
ious journals of tune serving character. 
Rev. John Rankin has written the fol- 
lowing brief, but forcible argument 
against the plan: 

1. Churches make no money, and 
therefore have nothing with which to 
pay taxea; they make no pecuniary 

2. Members of churches, in addi- 

are unable to support p.iti 
aid from benevolent insli 
tax such churches would t 

.ve to pay 

3. Churches benefit all classes of 
people, infidels as well as Christians. 
They are essential to a goud state of 
morale, and a good state of morals is 
essential to securing life and properly. 
Hence, churches tend to secure the 
lives and property of infidels as well 
as of Christians. They are a general 
benefit, and therefore, they should be 
exempted from taxation. There is no 
good government in any part of the 
world where there are no churches. 
Nothing but an incessant preaching of 
the gospel can produce and aUitaiu that 
that state ol morals whioh is essential 
to the maintenance of our government. 

The movement for taxing churches 
is prompted by a desire to tax Catholic 
churches; to accomplish this, there is 
a willingness to tax all of Ihe Protestant 
churches in the nation, this is un- 
wise. So long as there are Catholics 
who cau not be made Protestants, il is 
better that they should have churches 
Without churches Catholics would be 
worse than they are now. They are 
not all bad people, and Protestantism 
has thrown restraints around them. 1 
would not vote to tax aCatholie dun. li. 

I would I 

a Jew 



ia well for them to have syna^ngues in 
which to teach the Ten Command- 
ments, I never heard of a Jew being 
sent to a penitentiary for crime. To 
tax the church is to tax Christianity, 
which would be utter disgrace. Chris- 
tianity gave our government its birth 
and form and has sustained it nearly 
one hundred years. Infidelity may 
work its death, Christianity only can 

Freemasonry Forty fears ftp 

Mus.mi-y — IK Pitiable Shlfh and 

The lone of Masons has wonderfully 
changed. When the murder of Wil- 
liam Morgan first began to be talked of, 
the only reply Masons enndeueeiuled to 
make to tho charges implicating their 
order was that he was a perjured vil- 

scoundrel; and that according to his 
own showing if he had taken the oaths 
he said he had, he deserved to he put 
to death. How many respectable Ma- 
sons have justified the murder of Mor- 
gan, as a just punishment for his viola- 
tion of Masonic oaths? The Philadel- 
phia Sun states that the natneu of sev- 
enty-two Masons who have justified the 
murder of Morgan, as a penalty due to 
his Masonic crimes, can be produced in 
and about Philadelphia. We ehould 
like to receive evidence of Buoh declara- 
tions made by Masons in this qunrler; 
give us Ihe names and the proof and wo 
will present them to the public. 

The argument now stands thus: 
Hundreds of Masons have declared that 
if Morgan took such oaths as lie has 
published, he was a perjured wretch 
and deserved to have the penalty of 
death inflicted upon him. The Grand 
Lodge of Rhode Island, driven to the 
wall by the prefsureof public opinion, 
now ndmlls, unequivocally, that the 
very language of the oaths in the three 
first degrees, is such as has been slat- 
ed by Rer. Messrs. Potter. Chose and 
Tatem, and Messrs. Sprague, Prentice, 
W. II. Potter, Ballon and other B . We 
thus have an official confession, ihefirBt 
made in this country, that the oaths in 
the first three degrees, as diacloaed by 
Morgan and Bernard, are substantially 

Now reflect on the above and look 
back to the vituperation, the charges of 
infamous falaeLood which have been 
heaped on respectable aecedi rs for the 
last five years for asserting Masonic 
oaths to be just what the Grand Lodge 
of Rhode Island now admits them to 
to be in substance, nay, in very lan- 
guage 1 When the public perceive how 
they have been abused by Masonic ef- 
frontery in this denial of what is now 
admitted to be tact, they will have no 
difficulty in believing that other por- 
tions of the same oatba of more dan- 
gerous, import, as revealed by seceding 
Masons and deoied by adhering Masons 
are strictly and literally true. We 
have effected agond deal in gelting the 
Grand Lodge so far as lo admit that ihe 
three first oaths are just as bad as we 
have stated them to be. Now, if the 
Grand Chapter will only enter the lists, 
we will engage in three months to con- 
vict them, or bring them to confession 
iu the same way. — Providence Ameri- 
can, 1831. 

One Skobit Society An -usnno.— 
We are gratified to learn that the en- 
lightened efforts of Adam-, Story, and 
Everett have prevailed, and that the 
Phi Beta Kappa Society at Harvard 
University abolished the secrotsof that 
association by a vote passed at their 
meeting on Thursday evening. — Ibid. 

By friendship you mean the greatest 
love, the greatest usefulness, the most 
open communication, the noblest suf- 
ferings, the severest truth, the hearti- 
est counsel, aud the greatest union of 
minds of which breve men aud women 

Ho who would raproaoh au author 
for obscurity should took into his own 
mind to see whether il is clear there. 
In the dusk the plainest writing is il- 


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Every genuine movement of reform is 
a bush burning but not consumed. It 
ib a night-journey like that of the He- 
brews under the flame-cloud from Egypt 
to Canaan. It is bright overhead, bui 
dark all around. 

We are led to tbia thought by th< 
situation of our National movemen' 
against toe despotism and idolatry 
which is breathing from the lodges lilci 
miasm from caves. Those of ue wh< 

and i 


B for wa 

National / 

nivereary was cuc-duiMoally 
it the appointment is yet 
incomplete. One good a d eloquent 
State lecturer is getting discouraged 
and wishes to resign. One slate, 
sup to the pre hen tun supplied, 




delayingusformontbs by his promise fa 
enter, backed out of the work befor 
be began it without delivering a lecture 
and a multitude of similar facts coul< 
be recited. 

Yet never in the history of reforn 
was the march of truth toward am 
over the popular mind more steady o 
sublime. Almost every newspaper 
shows some mark or symptom of th> 
coming downfall of our American Da 
gon, and ihe triumph of Christ's ark 
One cannot look over a file of paper 
without being reminded by the state o 
the country of a cold day in March 
when spring is coining; and the fall of 
an icicle from the eaves on the sunny 
side of a house; the sprightly piping ol 
some ventureoome spring bird, and a 
bit of green turf peeping from undi 



blood," but against l 'wi 

the heavenly regions," I 

taaing of the Greek i 

prayer in this cause, it will succeed, 
as the anti slavery cause succeeded, by 
blood. For the spirit of the lodge is 
worse, more cruel, and more crafty 
than the spirit ol slavery. And every 
day we are admonished that •■without 
Christ we can do nothing," absolutely 
nothing against it. 

The cause which seeks national rec- 
ognition of the Christian religion is 
identical and equally radical with ours. 
They ate indeed one and the same. 
The power and popularity of tbe lodge 
spring from its opinion of Christ and 
Christianity. Freemasons who shut 
tbe door of their lodges against Christ 
will never vote to let him into the U. 
3. Constitution. 

did. We must have a monthly concert 
lyer in every village where there 
handful of enlightened friends of 

reform. Friends and others, how shall 

this be brought iboutf 


The following sensible remarks Are 
from the Bdigima Telescope: 

''This proposed amendment finds 
many severe opponents, particularly 
in tbe pulpit and in the press. The 
liberal thinkers' of the country are 

opposition. As all 


of freedom to recognize Oh 


i, the King of Kings. 
We see no reason in opposing this prop 
osition on the grounds generally urged, 
that this is already a Christian country. 
If this ia the case what harm in mak- 
ing the Consiiti 

If a direct vote could be taken wheth- 
er this country and government should 
be Christian or heathen, <lou "tless three 

lifeguard of 

St. John's Day orations for the glo- 
rification of Freemasonry are little more 
than tbe repetition year by year of 
Ibe same stereotyped form of vain boast- 
iug, false assertions and hypocritical 
pretentions. The falseness, the emp- 
tiness, the intent to deceive in these 
performances, 1ms been so often eipos- 
d that men tire of tbe refutation how- 
ler able and unanswerable. Not so 
nth the creatureB who copy and repeat 
hese annual harangues to gaping 
rowde of knaves and dupes. Destroy 
lis "cobweb," '' fib or sophistry," he 
s dumb-founded for the moment and 
hen is "at his dirty work again." 

So with the Odd-fellows. We ex- 
josed their slanderous assault upon 

uid ■ 

geographies stand as they are. Possi- 
bly not one in twenty if even in fifty 
persons would be unwilling to be 
Christian, at least in the geography. 
But if the issue was made up, bo men 
could dodge the vote, a greater num- 
ber would doubtless prefer to be non- 
committal. The actual rejectors and 
crucifiers of Ohrist were few. Those 
who staid away and lei him be rejected 

and ! 


Tnrlepvnilt- nt holds that " each man 
should be sworn by what to him is most 
sacred in bis religion." i. e. ( by as 
many gods as there be, that paper ad- 
vocates governmental heathenism. 

If the American people can be made 
to comprehend this subject, in its true 
practical bearings, they will soon Bettle 
it, and settle it right. But inertia is 
often stronger than momentum; and 
multitudesaluggishly hope that, though 
our Constitution owns no God, and 
confesses to no religion, since Christian 
ideas pervade 'it we shall get on well 
without express recognition. Such 
should remember, that infidelity, hav- 
ing a lodgement in our Constitution. 
must soon and certainly come to con- 
trol the whole inBt 

er of your house, 
whole of it, unlet 

i tbe rob- 
lelf in one 

■ on C'titro 

, all 1 


■s asked w 
i themselvt 

twenty year's grace to 

In I860 they seieed the forts aod fired 

on the flag because Lincoln was elected 

against their will! We shall soon be 

pushed by the 

(for false gods are none; and pa 

whether Jehovah or Bsal is God 1 


iola. It 

latter of little 

7 they, whethei 


id, for when retained the 

teacher caruleslly or hurriedly reads a 
few verses, and probbably the select- 
ion not the most suitable for benefiting 
children. To this we reply, it is cer 
tainly important to have the Bibli 
properly read and the selections outlet 
to the character of the audience. Bu 
even when this cannot be obtained, it il 
still important that the Bible be read 
ry reading of it, 

carelessly done, puts it 
cupied by no other Look, and 
es upon the mind of the acholf 



r only « 

tad laid it on his desk and told 
lildren it was standard of life; 
that would save the school from 
a theortic bedlam where there 
responsibility to anything but 
ctum of a master. A Bchool with- 
Bible or a constitutional govern- 





oastings of their own cbaritabh 
giving only a few weeks ago. Bu 
nothing daunted, the Heart and Hand 
of Nov, 29 repeats the same miserable 
slang again. We give it in full, believ- 
ing that the severest rebuke will be 
contained in a repetition of their own 

aion at Seneca Falls, N. T., Decembi 
^nd, to take into consideration the best 
means of stopping them all. A 
ble wailing call has been mat 
which we have a copy. In this call it 
anya: " These societies are fearfully on 
the increase." Perfectly correct, and 
for every anti-lecturer that is sent out, 
for every convention that is held pro- 
fessing such sordid, selfish, bigoted 
views as are professed by these self- 
righteous individuals, the fraternal so- 
cieties of the land will add a thousand 
members to their rolls. Now and tl 
a one-idead mind may be tolled i 
the ranks of the anties, hut no horn 
reflecting man or woman, on Ameri 

"tinkling brass and sounding cymbal' 
of the " sbriekere. " 

Men who profess the high character 
the intelligence, the refinement, liberal 
ity and benevolence which tbe Odd-fel 
lows do, and yet in the representative 
choracter of editors can descend to aucb 
vulgar blackguardism, are not to b 
soned with. What we have to say of 

fend for the authors, but fortbose whi 
are capable of at least a degree of can 
dor and of being influenced by truth. 
To such we appeal, and beg them t< 
note: Fir6t, that the representativi 
Odd-fellows are exceedingly mad a 
Christians who oppose secretism. Am 
yet in the same paragraph, that burn 
blue with this wrath, they assert thai 
for every lecturer we send out and for 
every convention we hold the secret or 
den will add a thousand to their rolls. 
Is it possible that they apeak tbe truth ' 
or at least that they believe what the; 
sayt Surely, it is not in the nature o 
things, that such helpfulness or a be 
lief in such helpfulness could provoke 
such Wrath. If they believe we art 
driving men by thousands into the 
lodges, they must believe at the saint 
time that this increase of numbers is at 
unwholesome kind of prosperity, which 
instead of establishing the "orders" if 
likely in the end to destroy them. Di 
they believe this! Why then do they 
glory in that which is but disguised 
ruin I They boast of it as actual prog- 
resses real and permanent gain ; and yet 
want language to express their rage 
us for such efficient aid. Ah! truth 
galls them, and though it c 
idle curiosity hunters, and th 
pulously selfish and ambitious in shoals 
into their net, yet their coming di 
not heal the wound or ease the sn 
which truth inflicts. Though its w 



these bitter boasters must be a riddle to 

Indeed the operation of truth upon 
secretism for its destruction involves a 
paradox, a secret, a real, not a made up 
secret, and one not always understood 
even by the friends of truth, much less by 
those who abide in darkness. The par- 
adox is involved in this assertion of tbe 
wise man: "The prosperity of fools 
shall destroy them," and in this saying 
of Paul: "We are a eweet savour 
God both in them that are saved and in 
them that perish: to th> 


• life, 

the other a savour of death unto 
death." As the sun hardens clay, but 
truth makes the good 

ebad \ 


the apostles applied il. made of some 
mble and loving Christians, and of 
lers raging persecutors; increased 
; activity of the idolaters and the 
numbers initiated into the pagan my 

, the 



of the idolatry of that day, But 
though the command to "have no fel- 
lowship with the unfruitful works of 

\ great outcry 

darkness," but to i 
d reproye them, 
gogues and occasi 
.gainst tbe Christians as being " sor- 
did, self righteous and bigoted." Tel 
the final result was the establishment of 
Lianity and the utter extinction of 
the idolatries and the mysteries, or sa- 
tieties of that age. What has 
been is that which shall be . Satan has 
though to revive the ancient mysteries 
and with them the ancient deism, and 
olve all the light of gospel truth 
oliness in the mist of doubt and 
ost of dead morality. But the 
truth which exposes the design and en- 
ables the right hearted to discern be- 
een the righteous and the wicked 
11 produce agtiu that separation 
liich will give health and vigor to 
the churches of Christ, and languor 
id dissolution to the synagogues of 
dan. What time the light draws 
ose who have the tenderness of con- 
ience and the sacred prudence which 
ue love to God in the heart inspires 
from the lodges, and prevents all Buch 
from entering; from that moment our 
work is done; no matter how many of 
Solomon's fools are by the same means 

meat packed without silt will nutnfy, 


j whei 


iana with one consent forsake them 
and as in duty bound devote their a 
of time, of means, and influence t 
Christ and his oHine. It does no 
therefore surprise us at all, or alarm u 
in the least to be infoimed bytbe myt 
tagogues that our efforts increase thei 
initiations. On the contrary we tak 
fresh courage, just in proportion as w 
are able to believe that their boasting 
is based on facts. Thus far it aesm 
us that the truth is tuking effect and 
working surely towards its predestin 
triumph. On tins theory alone ca« I 



aternity think we are greatly increa? 
g their membership and yet theyar 
:ry angry about it. 


and him crucified, ''Tolled into tht 
ranks of the anties"— That fact is tht 
hand writing on their wall. The toll 

ing of these minds into the ranksof tht 
'Antib'" is the tolling of the death 
knell of modern mysteries. 


The cover under which the Mason 
hub;" i- plotting for Cuban spoil is di 
played in^the following " comtnuuic. 
tion" to the lodges of New York, Bigi 
ed by Elwood E. Thome, Deputy 
Grand Master, and fifty other promine 
Masons :— 

"To the worshipful master, warder 
and brethren of Lodge No. — : The u 
dersigned would hereby most fratern 
ly call your attention to the cruel ai 

owb and orphans ut M inter Mhsoiih.ii 
only of the Grand Lodge of Suntiai 
de Cuba but also tbe subordinate lod 
es on the Island of Cuba are subjects 
In I860 the Grand Lodge of Santiago 

de Cuba was placed ui 

the Jay following, without 

having acknowledged themselves to b< 


de of the city, since which time every 
ian found to be a Freemason has eith- 
r shared the same fate or been ban- 
bed to Fernando Po or other pel 


of thoi 

n ho were thug slain or imprisoned v 
confiscated to the government, tl 
families left entirely destitute, and 
under the penalty of death, 

lildren, who had bi 

ie woods (they not being allowed to 
ave the district) without food or shel- 
r to escape a more fearful fate than 
?«Lh at the hands of the Spanish tore- 
i, and Borne of these women, with 

ikedness, were hunted by these liber- 
ries and subjected to the vilest out- 
.gos. These are lacU. In the name 
■ humanity and in obedience to our 
n-e .if justice, we ark you to forward 

officers and under the seal of your 
the Most Worshipful Grand 
Mai" " 

Lodge to lake such action thereon as it 
may see fit." 

This letter missive bears the very 

plausible a|ipearan.'e ol avenging injur- 

-tue and defending a persecuted 

unity. It appeals to the strong- 

ntimenl of manhood. No man 

of honor and gallantry can learn of the 

opprtssinn mid abuse of the weak and 

?nt unroueed. But Masonry must 

• itself if outsiders have learned to 

read it by contraries; and its bestprais- 

ncts are often lowest in the moral 

ile. There are reasons for believing 

this outburst of chivalry is one of them. 

members of the Grand Lodge of 

Santiago de Cuba were arrested and ex- 

tsd in I860, four years and more 

If the Masonic system is as per- 
fect throughout the world as pretend- 
tbe Grand Ladgeof New York had 
knowledge . of the fact years ago. 
Wherefore did it delay any vindication 
sonic honor until the present lime* 
We learn further from the Freemason 
fSt. Louis, and other sources, that 
the present action is based on iuforma- 
eceived from a private source in 
Cuba. The New York Herald pnblish- 
is a long letter from a Mason, said to 
p a magistrate in Santiago, to a Mason 
a New York. This letter dated Nov. 
5th, is in answer to one written in 
April last, requesting "full information 
in regard to the massacre of the Grand 
Lodge of Sintiago de Cuba and 
present condition of their widows and 
orphans." The letter goea on to de 
scribe the execution of the Grand Lodge, 
the writer himself claiming to have warn 
ed its members of their danger, and de 
tails the suffering ol their families from 
the action of the Spanish voluol 
from that time to the preaent, 

these outrages, and to have bad km. 
edge of the facts since 1689, and yet 
rendering no direct assistance nor using 
any efforts to arouse foreign sympathy 
and intervention. Only after the cap- 
ture of the Virginias he helped bury 
several victims of Spanish oi 
among these outcast families. 

The only explanation of the pi 
furor among the Masons is that they 
are operating for the lod^e, hoping i 
turn the excitement on the Cuban quei 
tion to their own advantage and beg. 
hatred of Spanish republicanism in tin 
country. Why else should they foi 
get to redress such a Masonic grie vane 
for four years? No Christian commi 
nity would have been pera^eutcd >■ 
long and so unjustly. Foreign mtdn 
tion would prevent it. But Masourj 
with all its boasted benevolence an 


i glorify the system. 

?er an exaggerated i-tory, 
- a base neglect ; in eithe 
lake capital for the lodge. 

Eoclksiastical Action in Kausss 
the Patrons of Husbandry is prompt 
and just. Tbe United Presbyterii 
Synod, meeting in Lawrence in October, 
passed upon the order in thesi 

" Wltereas, the last General 
bly decidfd that the order imp 
oath or pledge which is contrary to the 
law of the church, and exhorted mem 
here of tbe church to abstain from con 

ivher-u.i, thin order ib rapidly eifudnij 
and, though il may bo short-lived, oth 
ers of a similar char 

Jtesolvetl, 1. That all our pastoi 
missionaries be and hereby an: directed 
to give timely warning to the peoph 
where they may be called to laboi 
of the true character of the order. 

2. That Presbyteries and sessioi 
should exhort and entreat such men: 
hers as may have connected with this 
society, in order to lead them to abar 

3. That, as a last resort, those wb 
persist in defying the law of the enure 
should be subjected to the disc'plin 

The Kane™ Conference of the Unii 
ed Brethren in its eighteenth session b 
Topeka, Nov. 6th, took the followin. 

publican principle: 


; of tbe youth of < 

lurch; therefor 

Resolved, 1, That we will strictly 
id firmly, yet kindly, and in the spir- 

of meekness, administer the rule in 
ir discipline on secret societies." 

These resolutions speak a 'etermina- 
>n which God mil bless. It is of the 
me Bluff which made the martyrs; for 
;rer was a sinful practice shut from 
tbo ohurch .but Saltan poura upon il 
imoly and peisecution, only inde- 
less severe than that borne by the 
Bses for the truth in former ages. 
But if these pastors slop with a "resolu- 
on" the end is noL gained. They must 

ie first step in secrecy; that ia too of- 
in lbs fatal one. 

The principal provisions of the now 

German ecclesiastical law are as follows: 

No Catholic priest can publish any 

icipliuary law or sot, excepting as it 

nffects purely religious matters oi 
cerns tbe clergy; no priest oau 
or publish any disciplinary penalties 
against any person for fulfilling the 
laws of the State, whether they i 
flict or not with the laws of the Chui 
no priest can publish any diaciplinary 
penalties to be inflicted upon any per- 
sons for voting or not voting at public 
elections; no priest can name any per- 
son by name in tbe publication of dis- 
ciplinary penalties. The penalty affix. 
ed for the violation of these provision* 
is a tine of not less than 1,000 thalero, 
and imprisonment for not less thantwc 
years and moreover the offender canbt 
suspended from practicing the profess^ 
ion of clergyman. 


—Rev. J. P, Stoddard, the Genera 
Agent, has just returned from Mione 
sola, where he has held a number of 
successful meetings. An accoi 
bis trip will appear next week, 

— Aiiy friends in or adjoining Wash, 
tenaw county, Mich., who de6ire t> 
ures from Klder J. R. Baird, will pie 
write to James C. Kiggins, Delhi Mi 

aw Co. 


published the able AJdrt 

— Vice-prefident Wilson, having 
lified the Senal" that he must leave the 
chair of that body until his health 
more, fully restored, Senator Oarpei 
lerof Wisconsin was unanimously put 
forward by tbe Republican caucus foi 

a defender of the "salary grab," tbii 
action is thought to signiiy no repeal 
of that act. Carpenter is beside h 
Knight Templar and active in the order, 
As Kpi-akor Blaine is also a Knight Tem- 
plar we Bhall probably have both 
branches of Congress under the Ma- 

— Nast, the cartoonist, has sharp- 
ened hie pencil for the grange. A late 
number of the Harper's Weekly con- 
tains one of his sketches in which a 

other with a wrecked train in the 
background ; and as the former se 
piles of produce near by, he snaps at 
the other, ( 'I say, Mr. Wildcat Spe 
lalor, what am 1 to do now!" — and 
ceiveB the growling reply, "Solve your 
own problem, Mr. Farmer Despot' 
The subject i* treated legitimately, but 
there Is a more vital point yel 

—Although disappointed in bav 
complete account of the lectures in New 
York and vicinity there are assurant 
of their success. Beside the leti 
from a Presbyterian pastor elsewhei 
Dr. Pollook, of the United Presby 
rion church of Jersey City, who had 1 
gun a serieB of lectures on the BUbje 
writes, l, as an apparent interpofiiti 
of God, we are to have Prof. C. A. 
Blanchard deliver a course of four lec- 
tures, two in tbe first and two in tht 
second U. P. church in Jersy City. 
When I concluded to deal with the 
subject, and so announced, I did il 
trusting only in God to guide to s 
profitable issue, for to me the iesui 
was and still is doubtful; the path ol 
dutyonly is plain and tb;it is "go for- 
rord." Hence 1 am greatly eneour- 
ged to know that so valiant a defender 
! the truth is to take a part In this 
he very beginning of the ''war" in 

ITews of our "^Torli 

- Secret Societies. 

This organization held its four! 

:ettng n 


of December. The largest 
t young city was required to 
perform the duty of holding a larger 
ompany of persons, we are lold, than 
a ever gathered (here except upon the 



ted the bm 
meetings, and the speaking was such as 
and interest large numbers of 
ilizens as well as to fill with 
hopes than ever before the 

Prof. C. A. Blanchard. R-v. D. P. 
Rithhun, Rev. J, L. Barlow, R-T. A. 

Crooks, Donald Kirkpatrick, Esq.. Zeb- 

having done wonderful things in the 
speaking line. The junior editor of 
this paper hoard only three addresses. 
They were very able and we may say 
masterly. The first was made by 0. 
J. Rose, of Madison University, who 

jcently renounced the "Invisable 
Empire," — Freemasonry. He display- 
ed his Masonic parchment, and made a 
idling speech. Of course he must 
quiet d'livn," or have trouble. 
The second was a warm and heart. 
Lirnng address, made, by Elder D.ivid 
leroard, whom most of our readers 
know, 13 the author of that work which 
i the standard authority, both among 
Masons and Auti-masoni, known as 
"Light on Masonry." The saintly 
face, the pathos and tender sympathy 
if his heart were very visible, both in his 
vords and in the eyes of many of his 
.uditors. He flaid he visited Seneca 
Tails Borne thirty two years ago to 
preach the Gospel of the blessed Christ. 
Several hundred sinners came to Jesus. 
One hundred persons joined the Bap- 
tist church and one hundred the Meth- 
odist and other churches. He had 
learned that many of these had gone 
eir eternal home. He had seen 
- such revivals but should not 

^ie will bo still — my lips sealed — 
my heart forget lo beat. 1 am rejoiced 
that I have been permitted to stand, 
though so often alone, for this precious 
Gospel of th*- Son of t God. 1 shall go soon 


) all 

as to meet in the paradise ol God." He 

then closed with an affectionate appeal, 
aud a beauliful.poetical quotation. That 
he has been a member of the Baptist 
Board of Missions for fifty yenrB is a 
sufficient guarantee of bis standing 
among his own people. 

The third speaker was Prof. C. A 
Blanchard of Wheatoo College. Hia 
effort was to prove that if seoret, oath 
bound organizations, such as ihe Free- 
masons, triumphed in this country, the 
prevalence of such piinciplea would re- 

His address was highly ap- 
and elicited much applause 
from the crowded auditory. It was 
graceful, eloquent, masterly and now- 

The Convention was considered a 

the working forces of tbe body fromva- 
quarters were gratifying. An 
atter for Prof. Burt G. Wilder of 
Cornell University was received and 

rill be published next week. 

Lectures or I'rofessor (J. A. Blanchard. 

Bkooklvn, E. D. Dec. 12, 1873, 
Hear Cynosure: — 
as taken place in Brooklyn. Tbe 
on of ihe First United Presbyte 

-ji gn tuition of this city have m 
u arrangement Willi Professor 0. 

lies .hi Freemasonry. The first 

irch i 

t Det 

also quite a respectable rcpreoci 
of the order. The subject was, 
Autiquity of Freemasonry." 
speaker did justice to tbe euhjei 
the expectations of the people, 
nejt lecture will be delivered nex 
Thursday evenin. 


Experience Meeting. 

Willing to Fight fur the Lmhrc. 

Eds. Cynosure: — There is a Baptist 
hurch at Mahopac Falls, N. Y., and 
their pulpit has been supplied the past 





nenlaud honorable" institution of Free- 
nasonry. Well, an effort was recently 
nade by some of the church lo settle 

nm preach against Catholicism and 
)lhor evils, but the great evil of Ma- 
loury he claimed to be iu full fellow- 
ihip with, and such a man he could not 
'oto for to be his pastor. Tnis of 

tept speaking out and interrupting the 
leacon iu his tak uutil finally he sat 
down saying as he did so, that he be- 
the Lord knew his heart and 
thai he felt it his duty to take this 
end in the matter. "I believe the 
urd knows that you ain't much of a 
mtteman," repli-d the minister. 

Here *as ■ 


instance where the 

3hrl«t. 01 


my was shown in a 
of the goapel of 
a spirit I The same 

minister wa 

heard to say at another 

ime b, . n 
t bad been 


of witnesses that if 
r limes, and the dea- 

con had talked as 

In* did to him he 

would have 
n his head 


he head of his cane 
ould have done it, 

Is it possible that one of Christ's true 

not prove to be other lhan the unfruit- 
ful works of darkness f Well, did the 

ohurob settle him 
manifesting euoh a 

as their pastor after 
spirit! Not a bit of 



iched his tareweli ser- 
mon to that church. Oh ! that not on- 
ly that, but .'very other Christian 
church in our land would arise and say 
to all ministers and others who adhere 
to Masonry: If tho so-called religion of 
the lodge ia better than the religion of 
Christ then go on in it and leave the 
church; but if not, then stick to the 
church aud keep away from the lodge! 
I believe that if all our churches would 
come out and take tins stand theabom- 
inable institution would very Boon fall to 
rise no more. Yours etc., C. 

need in a sad dilemm 
i good conscience, if h 
to have a client who : 


"V... n,,-, 'i 

• Hill a 

the depot, I engaged in e 
with a Presbyterian clergyman of my 
acquaintance who has been raiaed (■; 
led) to ''sublime and ancient de<r< 
through tho grave of Hiram Abif/" 
feet deep perpend on 

formed him t 

i my way 


theraaeured him that we were 'after' hii 
fraternity with a ''sharp stick." Inreply 
be said, ' 'What can you do? The !odg< 

which I replied, "Your craft talked 
very much like that a few months b 
fore they killed Morgan, Boon afn 
which they were glad to hide then 
selves from the wrath of the people.' 
With a frankness and simplicity al 
■olulely refreshing, my frin 


. L II t 

This ( 

testing Hurt 
"You have 

We don't intend to be caught in that 
Morgan trap again, 1 assure you," that 
turning aside to smile audibly, 1 went 
on my way somewhat comforted. 

I am afraid, however, that my friend 
lost his jewel and very much injured 
his new name. I hope hie lodge breth- 
ren will deal gently with him. for 
knowing him as I do, I do not believe 
that he really intended to confess to a 
'cowan' lik* myself, that the fraternity 
did kill Morgan It was a slip of the 

A South Afrlcau Funeral. 

Dear Bro. K.— The following I ob- 
tained from a young man in Syracuse 
at the oonvention of the New York 
state Association opposed to secret so- 
cieties March, 1872:— 

" When in South Afrioi, in the 
month of August. 1871, I saw a pro- 
cession of men, they were on the way 
to the grave frot 
quired who they were, 
by a gentleman standiu 
were Freemasons bur 
Mason. There were a 
riages in the precession 
there were no women, 
reason of this, and wai 



:nd the funeral, even though the 
friend was husband, father, or brother. 
Behind and running along, side were 
perhaps a score or more of natives from 
the interior decked in their paint and 
feathers aud in fact all the paiapher 
nalia of the Cuffirs, Hottentots, Zaloos, 
and Malays. Almost all ol them were 
nearly naked, with a cloth around their 
bodies and a great bunch of leathers 
ou their heads. And from where 1 
Iting the proces 

i hard I 

lined. i';<UJ-, 


Our n-ddi-ia will him 



broken up. It is gratifying to know 
that the ^reai powerful ring of which 
Tweed was the very jewel, has come 
in collision with the courts or law and 
the court* have pro.ed the atronger. 
This is as it should he. When the conn 
prevails over secret collusion then the 
poor man may fcxpfot to have his 
rights and equal justice may prevail. 

We observe thai Judge Davi', the pre- 
siding justice in Tweed's case, in deal 

ing wi 

which i 

of all consideration. ' 'I ask you, y 
gentlemen," said his honor, ' 'to rei 
ber that good faith with a client: 
can justly require bud faith in youi 



■etly i 

very heart of Masonry. 
Upas shadowi men are taught 10 be- 
lieve that they can keep faith with the 
lodge and yet remain true to their du* 
ties as Christian men,— that they can 
be loyal to the lodge and at the same 
time true to the courts of t'.e land. The 
Judge has dissipated this illusion, and 
has punished with fines those old sta- 
gers in ring duplicity, who in their eer- 
vioe of a score t collusion, ventured to 

The reform for whioh the Cynosurt 
is working, and for whoBe special ob> 
ject it was established, is beginning tc 
work at last. Secret rings and tbt 
prospects of Masonic editors are feeling 

High Priest aud all his coadjutors iu 

sheep-skin clothing are being coDsidera 

and useful lives may once more breathe 
in freedom. Let the reform proceed 
until the grand hailing sign of distress 

news-paper office of the land ! So mote 
it be! f. H. o. 

Tin' (Jraniro In Clay County, Iowa. 

Editor Cynosure: — Being a resident 

of a county controlled by granges I 
have abundant opportunity of observ 
iog the workings of the system; ant 
supposing that a few lines from thii 
part of the world would not be objec 
Lionable, I will transmit a record of th. 
■benevolence' of the 'Patron?.' List 

i of ibe 

thorities, are deslructive of this funda- 
mental principle and of fatal tend 
Dees not this warn people to bev 
Masonry and other st 
We ehould ever remember such wa 
ing aud act accordingly. 

M. Kkllt, 

Thomas Griffith writes, "I cannot do 
ithout the Cynosure." 

Nathan Shelly of Eagle Harbor senda 
is renewal, a new subscriber, and 
rites: "I have been confined 

oom for the last three mc 
light shock of paralysis, 
leen able to read or write 
lusiness. I circulate yo 

nths with a 
I have not 

all a i 


;ood standin 
ick; living 
ty the people 
le grange wa 

sideriug that the 
ut 700 strong 

ad picnic rally whicl 
of this county held latelj 
Grove. Cot. Smedley, 6 


and although aim 
uuty I am looking 

C. C. Thompson 

Who Patronize the Lodge | 

.York, Pa., Nov. 16. 167. 
iitor Cynosure:— i wish to 
attention to a few ideaB in re. 
Freemasonry and its cbara 
appear to k 

i diffei 

They i 
utall o 

M Hi JIH .7.; 



veal" any of their rascality. 

of horse thieves, they would not select 
good pious men for it; and as Maaonry 
horse thieving tliey 
should only take the very worst of men 
Id got upa grand Masonic 

,ard aud Finney would he received fo 
J. FiBkJr., and Jeff. Davis could easily 

;r make good adhering 
t either secede and de. 


and bene vole 
nounce the oi 

fear of losing thei 

Are executive anil judicial officers of 

a United States and of the several 

,tes, bound by an oalh or affirmation 

support the constitution of the U.S. 

neb says "Congress shall make no 

law abridging the freedom of tho press 

>r of speech." Query: When a sher- 

ff locks a court-house door aud prevents 

i man (who has got lib-rly of commis- 

lioners) going into that house and mak- 

ngaapeeoh; does that (sheriff by that act 

'iolale his oatb 1 And is he not guilty 

>( perjury by so doing ? Are free 

speech and free pre -a inherent rights ! 

Does the constitution say there shall be 

passed that will abridge them! 

and afterwards 

ing, or ofubridg- 
rs, guilty of per- 

ji.jrt Un- 
guilty of pi 

jury by violating the Constitution! 
Should not such a man be punished t 

George Washington in km last words 
people ol" the UaiU'd Stales says 


, alio 



; your pa- 
ir Norwe 

oined the 

norable standing of Mr. Gape, 
ring treasurer. His property 



and gave in his sermon an i 
review of the office of bishop 
t" [Cpi*i-"pil forms. — Gerald Ma*( 
the hnglish poet, lately lectured on 
life and character of Charles Lamb, 
on Suck1.iv lio appeared as preacher 
fore the Free Religionists. He was 
nounced to speak on " Why Does 

y evening of paralysis. — Heavy 
■tarted a flood on the Ohio and 
a-ies, which on S* turd ay and Sun. 
day threatened great damage to Pitts 
bum, Wheeling and other cities. It 
ubsided Monday. — St 


rried to Mrt 

Bowen at Nicbola^ville, Ky., 
foots up to $3,9' 

the lakes for 
J, nearly $1,000,000 


A Tract Fund for the Frse Jiitrihtian of Tracts. 


; of them of c 

C. Quick, Weston, Mich., sent 
new subscribers with several re 
and closeB, ''Wishing the Cyi 
much succes, and with faith in the ut- 
t<nmt-' triumph of tmr cause." 

The Linn County Pilot, Mt. Verno 
Iowa, adds to these the following con 
mentation. With the aid of ou 
friends we mean to keep the Cynusui 
to this mark: ''First among the news 
paper organs in the great cause is th 
Christian Cynosure, published in Ch 
cngo, . . The Cynosure is ou 

of the best religious papers published 
in the country, is a seven column fob 
sheet, neatly printed on the bcit i 
paper and its pages sparkli 


Who Can Tell r 

Kna.Nov.30.— It 

that Mr. S. C. West, Pes 

ter, is to be removed, in fi 

of H. C. Payne, It 

that Matt Carpenter, who i 

at Washington, favors the change 

will use his influence to bring i 

it. Mr. Payne lias been an activ 

member of the Young Men's Republ: 

Club for years. No charges ai 

le against Mr. W r est, who is a Re 

publican and a gentleman of ability 



Why is a capable and honest 

us rejected? Has Mr. Payne any 

ber club relations? Can Knight 

Templar Matthew Carpenter. M. C, 

plain whether the grips have nny- 
ing to do with the case. 

Boliplous Newt. 

lev. D. P. Rathbun, well 

ill the readers of this pai 

n engaged in revival meetings in 

Odessa, N. Y. Ninety conversions are 

ported.— Tho Church of the Pil- 

grims (Or. Siorrs), and Clinton Ave. 

gregationai church (Dr. Budding 

f church polif 

—The churches of 1 

for each 3 

nd l'V'o C 
mi ted it is | 
of God, 

and government. 
ew York number 
',000 inhabitants, 
e Dutch Relormed 
d where Castle 
—The Free Wdl 

ommonly know 

latter church is open con 
numbers 30,000.— It is ea 
ns for foreign 

'The Church 
n as Wine. 

oinpaot. The 

umaled that 
little less (ban 

American Board 
ghl percent, for necessary expenses; 
le Presbyterian d spend 7 3-4 
ints in getting one dollar to the 
eat hen. — The 47tli annual meeting 

of the New York City Mi ' 

held last Wednesday The M< 
supports 40 mission* 

i'ii ipi'l.i, Tond n;- :■■■! 

i_:- weekly, visits 2<t. 000 UqiiIhb 
ry year ouiside the pale of anyjcht 
nd expenda $50,000 annually. - 

.lisfrictioii uill he given to the country. 
he last prop mi'iuii is an increase of 
Jariea from tbe old rated to $5,600 
id actual traveling expenses. The 
oubo has passed th.- $4,0u0,0"0 na- 
il appropriation lull an.: is discussing 
i act repealing the bankrupt law with 
On Monday oyer 900 
ntroduoed in the House. 

York i 


Forbion.— The trial of Marshall Bi 
xine has been concluded. He wb 
found guilty of treason and receive 

mercy, whi 

b has be 

en eranted. B 

■a dense fo 

a seriously affected and u« 



had lo be 

ghted tl 


res ol 

60 sonar 
the Til 

miles.— Th 

i or 

du Hatre 

he Lock 

be loss 

of ihe 


The Vug, 

nera hav 

.^■o taken 

o B.hia 


■ ■II b.. K „, 

e lln 

ted Stat. 


est „eek 

St.— Mini 

er Sickles 

erf n 

ea,e Spam 
meat has i 

He th 


ur goverr 

Yf\> l'KI>. — At the (Jynosure ottlce 
soon as possible three hundred pnatal 
carils or letters from subscribers whose 
time was ont during the months of 
Sept., Oct- and Nov. We hope yoi 
renew your subscriptions. If yi 
tend to do so, but aro not quite ready 
to send Ihe money now will you please 
•end us a curd stating this fact. 

WASTED.— Inform 





time Is out as 





o contlnne the 




n the label <>f y 


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the anbncrlptlo 


I'he Weekly Cynoam 





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This is a one pace tract, calling the attention of the public 

to the Jisputu: nij.l ntLi iil'ui.-'. tn;>-s ul [•'rcemasomy. Price 
15 cts. per 100, $1,00 per 1,000 

Extracts From Masonic Oaths and Penalties, ( 
Sworn to bv the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island. 

Hon. John Onincv Adams' Letter. 

Hiving HlHand H1b Futber's Opinion or Freemasonry 

Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

Hiving His Opinion of Freemasonry (1832). 

Satan's Cable Tow. 

'Freemasonrv is 0nlvl52 Years Old,' 

"Murder a nd Treason not Exceeptd." 

Freemasonry in tae Cnuron. 

Charuvlcr nnd Symhol, of ^reeina-niiry 

Address if Niagara County Association, Nsw York. 

ConCTiiini; tin- Jlurmn .Mardur, nnd the characte 
f Frci.'imiS'inry, m shown by this aud Other Masonii 
lurders, GOcts. per 100, or ^4.00 per 1,000. 

Judge Whitney and Masonry. 


Chanoelor of the University of N, 
Y., on Secret Societies. 



Si: Esissns w'aj i Christian should is, bo % Fissmisi 



Club Rates, Wookly Edition. 

Who Murdered Capt. Wm. Morgan? 


Abduction and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

ThiB is a Book of Thrilling Interest, nnd 
shows clenrly that 

I/a. Morgan ms Murdered by Freemasans 


File* t; Hill, roit-pild, oisgls ce;r 33 dk, 13.00 ptr in. 

HTSee Sample Paces below. 

Koceeded to St.iHi>ril, a village- nliout six miles c 
Jatavin. On nrriring there MUler was sewed by V 
liiJ conducted to a room in the third story of a stoi 
njj. ordinarily used as n Masonic lodge room. In tl 
IS wis guarded by Eye men, who said they were a 
uu'iBtiiQia Lo French, and under his ordors. Wli 
.i.-uUhJi.-lI and ^ hi- .-.lUPir-i:! with -. or 6 of his fr 

itbt on the mind o 

i of Morgan nnd Miller 
rhose sudden appearance at Uatavia has bui 
uddenly disappeared from that place. A s) 

nd, and walked with large 
, and, as Miller describes i 

o the captive. Miller bowevi 

„■. 'J..U 

answered in n voice that f;iliiT''d a hule, "Millei 
doin-/ wliat I liuve been ordered to do." Duril. 
tion in tho room, one of the guards told him i: 
loud i-nougli to be beard by all in the room, that 
to be tried at Le Hoy, nor to stop there, 
tried by un ordinary tribunal, but i 

.'as. Miller .isk.-il."VVhjttli-ilmiiair He repln'-l."i 
s made no remarks in denial orexpla 
man say to another, "Miller is nuMi 

To detail n 
by which French and bis coadjutors ■ 
.Iiciu-.-.'lves from proceeding with M>ll"'J 
i Le Roy. would be a useless waste of < 
itiertce .ji the reader. t/m 



the time until night should favor the completion of their 
projects, and that to proceed to Le Roy was no part of their 
plan, if it could be avoided. But in (lie course of the nftei 
teruoori, French, seemingly by inadvertence, admitted tlm 
the process lie b;nl against Miller was in fa'et a [irocess in a civil 



se and tumult, to Le Roy, 4 miles, and after many ellorU 
tin' part ol' French to prevent him from so d<iiii"[ Miller 
. hinisell j,laced before the justice, who had issued the 
rrant, French then gave directions to two of his nssi^t- 
s, and disappeared. Miller staid in the oflice nhmit half 
hour, during which time the justice called for the consla- 
aud warrant, but neither constable, warrant, or plaintiff 
. ;d, and the justice informed Mr. Miller that he wr« 
liberty to go where he pleased. This was about nine 
o'clock in the evening.* It appeared from the docket of the 
magistrate that a warrant bad been issued against Miller, 
and one John Davids, on the oalh and al ihe rc.juestof Dan- 
iel Johns; John Davids had been also arrested by the direc 
tions of French, but the sheriff of the county informed 
them that he was in his custody on the jail limits, upon 
which be was discharged from the arrest. Miller having 
thus obtained permission to return, was making the best o~f 
his way to a public house, when French and Johns suddenly 

event returned ii 

and relieved bis family from terror and alarm. That this 
lawless osscnililaL."' oi men took place for the purpose of se- 
curing the arrest of Miller, by virtue of a process never in- 
tended to be acted upon, we shall Like no tremble to show to 
tho public We have conclusive proof from the e.,prcs> dec- 

e "ili.-e oi \hn,., if that should b 


Work While It is Called To-day. 

L>! there's no time for rest to-day I 

There's stubborn work to do 
For every willingjhcart and hand 

The blessed daylight through. 
Nor must we loiter, slack, or sleep, 

Save in the friendly night, 
Which hides beneath its grateful shades 

The labors of the light ! 

"I shouldn't think. M . the last 

;ntioned smoker could afford to smoke 
many eig< 

Brothers of human k 
In many a dark and sic: 

And there are burdens 
And fetters to be brol 

With many a toilaom 

Up I for the worM i-- ful 
The earth is sown wit 

Quick springing, like lb 

-. settle bis board bill. He 
ife board where I do, sod it 
■et in the house that he never 
thing until the landlord makes 
B uncomfortable to them, and 
ild have been turned out long 
ago, only for pity towards the wife. 
Moreover said wife has not had one bj- 

lnBlant In Prayer. 

Speaking of prayer, at the anniver- 
sary of the London Missionary Society, 
Spurgeon said, " Oh tit more 
prayer! I had an odd Illustration of 
>ower the other day, in Italy. In 
hotels there, there are little ivory 
-ons in the wall upon which you 
put your linger. They communicate 
ilectric wires which ring the bells 

ntbe), and 
the poor aoul talked of going to the 
for a spring suit, and then a sum- 
ditto, until whenever she men- 
i| tli*"* mhject, dead silence would 

i otbei 

And t 

Thelaborer reaps the golden grain, 
Theconquerer wins the spoil. 


All About Tobacco. 

thing but the old and decidedly shabby 
and these are the fnota that 
hud prompted me to remark that he 
could scarcely afford to smoke many 

"Afford!" said my friend with a ris- 

aut itt Why be will pay for bis ci- 

it he don't pay 

if h 

(and he can't here), if 

for anything else; the cigars must come 

— and he don't smoke leB-j than five or 

; a day either." 

"Ah," thought I to myself, how glad 
his wife would be if she had that cigar 

my friend, 'I will put you up to a wrin- 
kle — keep your finger on the button. 
If you only just put it on it rings the 
fyou keep your finger on. 
the bell wilt keep ringing down-stairs.' 
Well, I did so; but even then the wait. 
not come. At length my friend 
We have a couple of bedrooms 
I will go into one, and your 
friend can go into the other; let us ring 
bells, and then we shall fetch 
up all the waiters in the hotel. So we 
our fingers on the three buttons. 
kept them there, and, I warrant 
you, the passage was souu full of wait- 
ae another. They 
thought the whole house must be on 
iply explained.that as the 
ne bell did not do, we 

F for a f..-v 

weeks. It t 

.old i 

I have no city directory of my own, 
but when occasion requires, I ha^'e 
carle blanche to look over that of a 
friend who is proprietor of a drug store. 
The other day as I was thus engaged, 
a gentleman who might be twenty-five, 
oame in, and after sidling about until 
some other customers were gone, he 
tapped on the glass cover of a show- 
ease and pointing to some cigarettes 
asked the price. Being; informed on 
that point, he requested to examine 
them and said; 

'■Put me up two dollars worth and 
oharge them," 

As he left the store, I asked the 
clerk in attendance, "Is that man mar- 

"He ia 

"How I 
garettes li 

a the s 

"Oh) well! judging from what I 
know of him, I should say about five 
days, or maybe a week," replied tin 

■'Ob I" said I, cogitating aloud, "i 
he smokes two dollars worth of cigar 
ettes a week, and has to get then 
charged, he won't marry very soon. 

"You're right there," chimed in th> 
clerk, "unless he gels a girl with lot 

of stamps, can't afford it; but what 

he spends that way is nothing, you 
ought to Bee aome of the fellows." 

Just as he spoke a carriage drove up 
from which leaped a dashing young 
man who come in hastily, saying as he 

"Got any more cigars like those 1 

The cigars were produced. 

"Three dollars a dozen, I believe,' 
he aaid interrogatively. That was the 
price. "Put me up two dozen," h> 
said, as he opened his pocketbook; hoc 
while the attendant changed his tei 
dollar bill, he lighted one of ihe cigar* 
then pocketed the change, and with t 
hop, step and jump, was tn his car' 
riage and drove off. 

"How many cigars a day do yoi 
suppose that man smokes)" I inquired 

••Dunno," replied the clerk with < 
shake of the head. "But I never set 
1 hie mouth, 'less 

joice their laundress too, as w 
landlord; but they haven't th 
he has bis cigars. T. 
(.•red aquaint, old-fashii 
a rural district of Coi 
I a small and somewhat rocky 
and seemed to grudge its incrense. 
The farmer and his wife toiled long 
and bard; she especially, for be was so 
v of motion that he couldn't oyer- 
rk, the thing was a moral impossi- 
bility; that is, giving what he always 
took, tho regular hours of sleep out of 
twenty-four. But, that woman! 
What her hands and feet accomplished 
re weary to tell and sad to know, 
in that houae every penny was 
ted carefully and often before it 
-pent; and uo fallals of dress — in- 
, no dress at all — save the shilling 
i, had been purchased foi 
eh, yet every mortal week that 
alive man chewed up bis fifty 
i' worth of tobacco. Comn 
needless, I refrain. 

return to the dru^ store. "About 
those 'i^an.-tU-s," said I to ray friend 
they not buppoaed to he f-T Indies' 
or do you sell them chieBy to 

men and boys, "was hie respoi 
er he told me that ladies so 
uy them; but he gave me to 
d that such ladies are pretty 


had a lot 1 

I then beth-jugl 
bought cigaretU 



igs. It could not be seen or kn 
ut the very knowledge of ita eiie 
made him fee) that he was less a 
ian he ought to be, gave him a 
g of inferiority. 

When you see a neat, tidy, cle, 
cheerful dwelling, there you will I 
joyous, loving, happy family. But if 
filth and squalor, and a disregard 
refining delicacies of life prevail in 
household, there will be found in 
al character of the inmates n 
that is low, degrnding, unprincij; 
■l ni>! iln.j' 1'iin;/. i ji. ,■■■■■'■ 

uld r 

all i 

nging < 
thought ^ 
found it a capital plan; but if they 
Id only come more quickly anothi 
I we would do it no more. Evei 
: a man prays he rings tht- great 
in heaven 1 If two of you agree 
:hing anything concerning the kin 
i, it shall be done unto you. The 


If t 


would begin to put thei: 
Qjjers upon the bell, the electric com 
lunication between earth and heaven 
would awaue the very angels, am 
ring them down with untold biasing 
pon the church and upon the world. 



ecause he had just r 
he had a hole in 



iught 1 


ainst neglect of cleanliness it 
d tidiness of dress. — //■■■;:'. 
Journal of Health. 

Franklin's Neighbor. 

Hearing; that young Friuklin 

ened a printing office, he concluded 
make him a cull, and accordingly ap- 
ired one day at the door of the new 
establishment. Franklin's experience 
siness had not been promising thus 
,nd his view of the future was any- 
thing but cheerful. His face hrighten- 
wever, as bo saw the portly old 
'man at his door, and noticed hie 
elegant and courtly bearing, thinking 
that he might have come with pi 

i for 

rgoin debt, 

,ys of the first Nspi 

me the richest nation in the world, 

aich seems proved by the fact thai 

the German indemnity of n thousand 

millions of dollars, which they were 

obliged to pay has all been discharged 

wo years while we have been strug- 

C for eight years with twice as 

;h. PerhapB the wealth of the 

tl-Ii fir men* iintr. hi much from the 

.11 farm ay stem and the nigb culli- 

on they give the soil. There is a 

, difference between farming in a 

ie wny and having all work done in 

the best manner, 

What Causes Hard Tiuiei. 

Too many spend money and too few 

made prodm 

We buy t 

pay for cash 

We are h 

— Ex. 
Address oT 

(.Hill r;il . A 

Too many i 
dustry, and t- 
and derive pit 

We spend 

it we do not 
tefui. know t 

f ua prefer idleness 

o few of us bow to work 

isure and profit fro 

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In the day of adversity con 
Think calmly o£ your condition. Cease 
murmuring and repining. In poverty, 

Ask yourself the question, "Why 
am I afflicted! Have I departed from 
God 1 Have I sinned ignorantly . know- 
ingly, or willfully! Havel neglected 
duty I Have I despised reproof! 
Have I grieved the Holy Spirit! Have 
1 wickedly departed from the Lord! 
Have I refused Christ's cross? Havel 
shrank from bearing his reproach! Has 
will been stubborn I Hare I 

Tn bold by reason of God's long 
suffering! Have I loved the world! 
Have I lusted after riches! Havel 

" I am sorry, very sorry, Bald 
old gentleman, looking very sol 
and speaking in a very impressive 
" It must be an expensive undertaking 
and your money will all be lust. Don't 
you know Philadelphia is already fall- 
men are obliged to call their creditors 
together. I know as an undoubted 
fact," be continued, with great empha- 
sis, " that all of the circumstances that 

Childrens' Corner. 

otherwise, hi 

the ruin more sweeping and dreadful 

He then proceeded to illustrate these 
iteraente by detailing the private af- 
fairs of a number of individuals into 

whose business he had been prying, 
rave me," says Franklin , "so long 
ill of misfortunes, actually exist- 

t off suddenly, 

d behold a 
■bon bottles 

found in their vacated chamber. 

on the whole I don't think highly of 

cigarettes; and as I wended 

ward way I 

.hstanding the 


i li- c 

some; and I 


wonder whether, notvi 
fact that our grandfath. 
our husbands and brothers, names re- 
vered and dear, mostly use the Indian 
weed; whether, on the whole, the 
world is not the worse and not the 
better for all this smoking and — bah I 
chewing, not to mention tbi money 
spent on it. That there are good men 
who indulge in this habit, I don't deny, 
but still insist that these good men 
have p- bad habit. This is not a lec- 
ture; but for answer to those who at- 
tempt to excuse the practice on the 
grounds of philosophy — i 

-I would 

half-a-dozen a day. Shouldn't wonder 
i he's back before the week is oi 

'-Married!" I asked. 

•'Yes, married; but he has plenty 
of money, and his wife has plenty, 
of ber own, but I never see them 

of thei 

self 1 


gather much; not that they quarrel, but 
be sports round a good deal. She used 
to stay at home when they were first 
married ; but now she is in the city most 
of the winter; and summers she goes 

It was evident there was no home 
behind the scenes there, whatever 
might be the reason. Several custo- 
mers now came in, but I was interested 
and made beheve busy over that direc- 
tory, keeping one «yo on the cigar and 
cigarette quarter. Shortly altera man 

ter; the small boy of the establishment 

him a cigar and he went forlh rejmc- 

tomers were gone and the coast clear 
again, I said to my friend, the propri- 
etor, ae he came to my aide for a mo- 
ment's chat. 

cause he felt the nest 
as a matter of phi] 
osophy ! I trow not. No, nor for anj 
other reason than this: to be in the 
fashion. But, the habit onou formed, 
then the enslaving power of the atim 
ulant comes in and holds the victim t 
very slave — a slave even though i 
Christian. The only hope I Bee foi 
the men of to-day, the tobacco-slaves I 

ollified with 
until they 

feel that theirs is no ignoble thralldom ; 
and then, perhaps ihey will since to 
save at least their sons (they will have 
to get pretty much down to the cradle 

though) from contamination. Surely 
this is a worthy Geld for Chi 
who should take up the wi 

tion, if not the Christian! The field 

k wtiiii- I'or the, Lhe lab- 
are tew.— Christian at Work, 

Thorns and bri 
aged buds. 

eigbbort Have I 

pressed the heipli 
the prosperous! Have I called the 
proud happy f Have I murmured at 
my lot! Have I neglected prayer! 
Havel forgotten God! Has my wor- 
ship become a form! Have I robbed 
ngs! H. 

1 neglei 


I de 

i reproofs! Have I been 
lindful of his mercies! Have I 
nproved my opportunities! Ha 
een a barren fig tree ! Have the c 
f this world choked the word ( Have 
made gold my hope! Have I 

my home ! Have I 


laid up 

we may put to ourselves in sickness, 
trouble, in calamity and in distress. 
In the day of adversity consid 
Bring the soul before the judgmc 
sent. Seek to know the will of God 

ind do it from i 
;be Lord and hi 

will retu 

Re I 

i springeth not from the 
i rod. In the day of adi 
ider.— The Christian. 


essence, aud purely for it! 

man is neat for appen 
.ere is an instinctive feeling that 
power in it. When a 
a physician or lawyer for tbe 

t dress; a lady will c 

1 h.T 

the it 

and honesty 
will find htm in hia store, his shop, hit 
cou..ting-hoiiae. The most accomplish- 
ed gamblers dress well; the moBt en- 
terprising swindlers are faultlessly cloth- 
ed, but countless multitudes are but 
white-washed sepulchera. Too many 

e seen." Washington Allston, tht 
ie great artist, the accomplished gen 
eman, suddenly left his friend stand' 
t tbe door of a splendid Boston man- 

e place, that 

Eired hie si 
d resolved to redoublt 

' Frank- 


gy, and to work as he never hat 
>rked before. 

'•The industry of this Franklin,' 
d Dr. Bard, at a meeting of th- 
irchant's Club, not long after the oc 
rrence of the incident we have re 
,ed, " is superior to anything of th' 

i whei 

and 1 


a of Fra 

it here. But poor Mr. Mick- 
■ continued," aaya Franklin, 
n this place of decay, and 
n the same style, refusing for 

> buy a bouse, 

the end I 

ad the satisfaction to see him pay five 
mea as much for one as it would hi 

ist him had he purchased it when 
ret begun his lamentations." 

Almost every young man of ent 
n-in encounters a Samuel Mickle, 
ich the example of Franklin afford) 

boltaome lesson. — Ex. 

We are the temples of the Holy 
Ghost. I see the necessity of tb< 
greatest purity in the outward roan 
To beep the whole requires constan 
prayer, watching, looking always ti 
Christ, I mean that the soul never b 
diverted from him for one moment; bu 
that I view him in all my work, taki 
hold of him as the instrument by which 
I do all my work, and feel that nothing 
ie done without him. To seek men, 

my view at present, that I wonder we 
are not all struck dead when the least of 
this comes upon us. I know immedi- 
ately when 1 grieve the Lord, the Spir- 
it speaks within; and to do wrong in 
the great light, is tbe great offence. — 

tifuland ii 


eosive than the foi- 

n by a West India captain o 

en's Friend Society. 

tell you of a feat performed 

sailor boy 
He waa 1 

higbt of the 
.eraily a boy, and far 
> the duties of 

nd whei 
arfully. Some 

r than at sea! 

The ship was 
of the rigging got foul the mail 
head and it was necessary that 
hould go up and fix it aright 

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i^a o . , •S''KA^." l " tl, " , "'° , ""■ 

when I heard him < 

The lad lifted his 
at the sw ; nging mi 
wrathful sea, and at 

mined countenance 
hesitated a momei 
rushing i 

cap, and glan- 
it, at the boili; 
the stately, del 

, the deck, he pitchtd 

when he returned he laid bis hand 
on tbe rallioes.and went up with a will. 
My eyes followed him till my ht-'ad 
was dizzy, when I turned and remon- 
strated with the mate for sending the 
boy aloft, 

"Why did you send him! he cannot 

replied the mate, "to 

*'I did it, 
,T6 life. We've eo 

i holds like a squi: 

Again I looked, 

3 lost a 

el. He 


II tears din 
mpelledd to 

lecting every moment 
of hia hut fall. 
t fifteen or twenty r 
down and straighteni 

Fay i 

i Uo. 

debt t 


ng opei 


vho stopped giving and asking 
redil a few years ago recorded it ae his 
iperk-uce that he can now buy more 
iiau he ever bought before, and sell 
lore. The caie is mentioned of the 

I aloft r 


Do you pray I" 
Yes sir. I thought that I might 
come dowu alive, aud I went 
mil myself to God." 
Where did you learn to pray)" 
At home. My mother wanted 
o to Sabbath school, and mytes 
rged me to pray to God to keep 
audi do". 
Whatwas thai you had in youi 

"My ' 

We read of the 
i youth, of the 

aich my 


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valor dUplnj 
id Therniopjli 
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No. 11 WabHSli AYOHiie, Chkaejo. 


1I1E REfl AKItA 

There ia necessarily 

nd somt d«ma;o' » Ifi 
f operation! is displacu 

L few of OUT subs, T'l.H-li 

atne of lb em perhaps i 

to get our subscription list, paid up pre- 
piratory to the removal from our list ol 

to us about the mi-understanding and 
we have promptly answered their let- 
ters, endeavoriug lomake all right. Jt 
is a difficult thing to come up to a c 
basis in four months, after^ 
and a half yean the plan of disconti 
iog only by special order. But 
friends most of them consider thii 
better way. It is now practiced 
some of our most juccssful news 
pers. We have felt anxious to keep all 
our subscribers. We do not wish 
lose one of them. They are c 
friends, co-laborers and helpers. 1 
oause needs them, The Cynosi 

The times are very dull, and we 
not wish to crowd them. We m 
their subscriptions if they can npi 

s designed 

The la* 

secure justice for 
of the Invisible Empire are designed tc 
sscure favors for all Masons. The 
State endeavors to protect citizens, by 
punishing violators of law. The lodge 
endeavors to protect Masons against the 
laws of the land us long as they an 1 
true tQ their obligations tp the Invisibh 
Empire:" J " 

The laws of the United States forbid 
slander; tliell, murder and treasi 
Invisible Emj: 

ml M .- 


t'.clB tln'-m in slandering, stealing 
from, or murdering any one else. Thii 
was proved for all time, by the murde 
of Win. Morgan, who having put him 
sell' outside the protection of the lodg. 
hy revealing it* sec-re if, w^s slandered 
stolen from his wife and children, aiu 
then murdered with the unanimoui 
consent of all adhering members o 
this order. 

c this murder became known 

aded t 

do its murder 

It h 

still t 

them the paper if they will pay for 
soon: Of course we cannot find ou 

whether or not they can do so uules 

So again we ask nil who have nc 
written, whose subscriptions have ex 
pired or are about to expire, to write u 
a few words. It coats but one cent t 
send us a postal card and we esteem i 
a great favor. 

We tru--t that the coming year wii 
witness greater progress than any yea 
preceding. Our opportunities fo 
work were never before so numtrou 
and prospects from the bi-ginning c 

Address of the ■ 

purpose of i 




>ur opposition lo 
kindred order", 
net for this pur- 

pose, and once more we set before you 
in a few word*, the reason for the ac- 
tion we deem it n'-cessary to take. 

Free ran so nry is a government hidden 
from and hostile to the government of 
the United States. Its Iswb are for the 
protection of Mason**, and not in form 
or in suirit like the laws of the State. 
The good oil'aen is bound to sustain the 
laws of the visible, and the Mason is 
bound bound to sustain the laws of 
his Invisible Empire. If then, there 
two nre opposed to each other, it is 
manifest, that just so fast as the Invisi- 
ble Empire gin 

Masonry ii 

a live, 

ite, and that if 
United States 

and penaltie 
ork ur i telly so far as It c 
e noted lhat this and like crimes do 
esult from the abuse of, but adhere 
j Masonic obligations. 

By the laws of this Invisible Empi 
be smallest violation of Masonic lav 

punishable with death, it is hence 
erly impotable to enforce Masonic 1 
rithout murder. But though Man 
;ho break their oaths have been, s 
re to be murdered, murderers who 
>ng lo the order are to be'protec 
i the crime. 
I'uU ■■ iillic'iiiii mir ptc i! the pi 

ih«- Mg<- 
; being u 
oumstances. he, howe 
hind in paying up 
lodge, and for this res 
Dablonega refused to 

i belonging to the t 

ni'il"ij to Diihlonega to request the loilgi 
to bury the deceased brother Musoni 
cnlly, but they absolutely refused or. 
the ground that he was behind in set 
tling up his dues. His family pur 
chased a parcel of white-headed t&cki 
which they gave to the carpenter tc 
drive into the lid of the coffin in the 
brm of a compass and square, hut he, 
>eing a Mason, absolutely refused to 
:onferthe honor on hisdeceaaed broth- 
:r. Hence it appears that Mr. Baird 
Vfla discarded by his Masonic brethren 
olely on the ground of his poverty. 
Cuban Masonry. 

Sditor of the Cynosure:— 

In President Oram's last message I 
find the following: 

In taking leave of the subject for the 
reseat I wish to renew the expression 
' my conviction that the existence of 
frienn slavery in Cuba id the princi- 
pal cause of the lamentable condition of 
the island. 

I have paid some attention to the 
difficulties with Freemasonry in Cuba 
a few years, and if wliai appear in 
Chicago Tribune of Nov. 20th is 
, why did not the President refer 
his exciting cause which calls for 

ihai Mi. 

t well a 

j for I 


nher of . 

office-holders ire subjects of this In 
ible Empire, justice will be turned 
away backward, iruth^will fall i 
streets, and equity will not be allowed 





soon come to rely upon forci 
their rights, and reliance upon force is 
anarchy. Painful illustrations of thii 
sad result are not wanting. France, 
Spain, Mexico, and the Republics o 
Central and South America, have 
been so honeycombed by 

: Jesuits, M; 1 

, Friei 

Oil i 

the People. 

.it l'-usr fi t , ,,,,,111 .- iK'lii'e. 
i' holy fa t. that a na- 
.!'ji;iliz"d an 1 di-sfroyed, 
nuent and co-operation 

ithom the 

of the minis) 

In the 

inisters, or priests, h ve been direct- 
s or influential members of the secret 
liis which have corrupted the people 
d rendered self-government well nigii 

n land many ministers 
lis secret anil Invisible 

is also a false and idola- 
rvliile many more stand 

before it. Tin- religion 
plained by the religion 

of Christ, is 

f the lodg. 

u a despotic religion, which invariably 
leads lo a despotic stale — and a corrupt 

d and fi.ll n church leads to this di- 

aoralil<ng work which must end iu 

ither regeneration or ruin. 
Thfse being 


of all villainy, and pledge 
t of Ood and humanity o 
futiifiil and persistent labors- 

Sli.-lehi - nt >l:*ioni'j ,' 

the South. 

of Lumpkin 
of the Peace 

Mr. Biard, 

ther religion 


■ thie 


rk,;Nov. 19.— Owing to a 
mtained in a letter from 
t ou the night of the 7th 

them much trouble.aud is it not strange 
that the Masons of this country have not 
been arouBed before! Spanish, foreign 
and Cuban Masons imprisoned just for 
disobeying miliuvj orders and punish- 
ed for not disclosing to their govern- 
meni what had been told them ''on the 
square" of course!"* Hor. inlet How 
could the Masons of this country wait 
for acts still more horrible before calling 
the •* Grand Lodge" together, 
what do the Masons propose to d 
in calling the '' Grand lodge!" 
that is a secret the government 


.11 Mir, 

deserves cen-ure and ridicule, 
quenily ihey either know and art 
inal for permitting, or are crimiu: 
allowing their own ignormce. 

I have my opinion of the real < 
and worth of n professor who is 

nally e 

■eiety. Men ought 

I believe during o 

io cruel as to p 

bin M lionb from 
cret conclaves, but in conversing i 
scores of returned soldiers, nearly 
express their unqualified belief that Ma- 
sonry waB a great hindrance, in ma 
ways, in putting down the rebellion. 
Winona, Minn. Ohen Cbavato 

(Yiiat are They Good Forf 

When we read or hear 
hich we are not fully 
quire, ''WhatiBit good for," 
3 purpose,' "For what end 
tended!" This being learned 


inst. , when the 

the Virginias reached San 

Spanish volunteers, in thei 

exultation over their trium 

the widows of the Masons 

shot in 1868, and brutally outraged the 

f the 

that they cannot po„ b ilily r> 
tilion, now circulating in t 
ln'ing sigiu'd generr-liy by t 
of the Mas'inic lodges in 
and Past Masters of loda 
', calling lor a 

the Grand lodge of t 

s may be necessary. 

Iu the report of the 

' The .Spanish 


id by fraud aud to be i 
factory and oppressive in 
nd religious; threatening 
the Masonic fraternity, a targe and in- 
ial order on the Island, 
people rebelled and drove the 
Spanish into strongholds on the coast." 
Not far from the time of the above 
port I cut from the New Vork Trib- 
i« the following scraps: 
"Crrr of Mexico. March 5tb, via. 
avanna, March 7th.— The Voice tie 
Cuba publishes articles, to-day. denun- 
ciatory of Masonry in Cuba, The Mr- 
lately arrested for holding a meet 
contrary to the orders of the Uap- 
General are still iu jail." 
lAVANNA.June 22d.-All theSpauish 
for, i;_Ti mi'inliL-rii of the Mam. nil' m- 
irr< sted for atteudmg h mre-iiny ol 
i-s have bei'U r--le;i-;eii on giving tl 
to appear for trial at the summoi 
of a military court." 

tK, July 15. — Dispatch* 

ed fro 

, Ha' 


(he 22d of Juno twenly of the thirty 
Masons imprisoned ou tho charge of 
ug held secret meetings and con- 
spiring with the revolutionists wore re- 
leased. Nine Spaniards and the other 
a Cubans an- still prisoners. A short 
Tie ago one of the Cuban Muh.hik wsm 
rtured for refusing to tell what he 
lew of the rebellion, after which he 
ib put in a dark cell and fed on bread 

ain taken and whipped while naked 
r refusing lo disclose what hid been 
Id htm, saying ' * My oath as a Mason 
,d a mania too sacred; death I hon- 
." The ten Cubans are still prisoi 

i able to forr 

>k- ;.re effects and from them by in- 

If we pass a waste of uprooted for- 

it it is at once inferred that a blast 

s been there. If wc pasa by the 

y and find a fine, beautiful edifice, 

I about its ornaminted w.ilks andse- 

le rrsting places are strolling or sit- 

g the maimed, halt and unfortunate, 

s at once oonjeetured that the good 

i benevolent have been there; and 

if we don't know, some one can and 

will soon tell us. But if we pass alon 

by night in another way beneath pre< 

ipices, in lonely nooks, where wi| 

hiasts, beasts of prey and night ow 

clamor through the dism;il hours, an 

the 6hrieks of the mutilated and dyin 

greet our ears, or the dead lay etrew 

in our way, and no light is there an 

to our inquiries no reply is made e; 

cept the echoes of our own voice, what 

do we then infer! What would bi 

been the feeling and instant inquiry of 

the anxiom father and mother of the 

unforlunale Leggett, had they on thai 

fatal night wandered along the banki 

of the murmuring Six-Mile Creek 

when the dying groans and almost de 

lirious cries of "Oh don't!" "Oh don't!' 

3 that in a h 

■u d~v.iii.-d i 

iebng t 

It seems lo 


solid worth are so strongly demanded, 
men, at least in hii-h places and posi- 
tions of trust and responsibility, ought 
to be exceedingly discreet, use much 
forethought, call largely upon their 

rof ( 

of Solomon they have for some tim< 
least. Hialory, both Masonic and "| 
fine," unite in saying that SpecuUi 
Masonry originated iu a club of the 
votees of Bacchus, at the Applo Tree 
Tavern, London, June 24, 1717, 

The j, nernlion in which the heathen 
mysteries are held, even now, by Ma 
sonic writers, mny be seen from the fol- 
lowing extract from Crois' Chart of 
Freemasonry, page 2-20: 

the beginning of the fiftheen- 
iib the Great prohibited 
nguished the pagan the 

tu r y, Thee 

ilogy in the Roman En 

'■Kil dei/i, 

I K«.-i 

lyrightand wroDg, make their hourao 
consideration many and often enter feel 
ingly and spiritedly into fervent, heart- 
fell, pious prayer. 

Are they a benefit to a student 1 
They are not, morally or intellectually. 
Can they be socially! No. For ont 
benefitted socially must be bene- 
fitted mentally, morally, because upon 
these primarily rest all his relations tc 
his fellows. All the benefit that can 
limed for.them is strictly selfish, 
and this man ought not to have, for ol 
ian has enough without any devel 
opment, encouragement oraids. Then 
hat do we find to recommend them! 
o morals, no intelligence, absolutely 
nothing. Yes, worse than nothing, 
because anything that does not advance 

This propos 
be only afloui 
rhetoric. It 

'Take it off!" "Take 


men with 
el Ha^ 

What! Can we,— mei 
souls pass unmoved this 
we no feeling! Have we no hea 
Have we no powers! Ia there 
enough here to bud Llie bio id and tl 
the heart' Can we, dare we al 
mute before this monster, wl 
breathes poison and plague in the very 
vitals of all lhat is worthy 
church and state I 

What could have been the reply of 
the faculty of Cornell University when 
asked by the bereaved parents, Why 
the death of our son! Could they say 
m are not responsible; when the 
rime was committed by an organiza- 
lon approved by them! If they do 
ol sanction the " Kappa Alpha" they 
t least permit it and a permit by a le- 
al aulhority is equivalent lo a sane- 
on; or, will they be weak enough to 


.mil . 

r power!" Ifs 

right l 

lieir power; where their 
iere is the power thai has iht 
top the organization of meant 
r ihe desiructioii of life anywhere, ex- 
pL those who can act from a legal 

upon the executives of Cornell issprink- 

blood of the murdered I.ei^i -([. 

Faculty and Regents be Ignc- 
to the nature and effects of such 

the less excusable 

> thei 

lion may be thought lo 

sh of words — a display of 

ia proposed, however, to 

fe it, and a candid consideration c 

evidence is asked. It has already 

been said that Mnsonry is a compound 

of paganism, Judaism and natural re- 








suffered in thegeu- 

e aut 1 orlty of Masonit 
B justified in Baying thai 
tea and ceremonies oi 
derived from Paganism 
to the symbols which 
itolen from the Mosaic 
nlii&l — the ark of the covenant, th 
of the high priest, the in 
though they wer 
■ it- use obligatory 



js, claiming for 

i lawful and 




them, and substituted the ordinant 
ol New Testament worship their use 
the worship of God is now unlswl 
and idolalrouB ; no more acceptable th 
if they had never b-en appoints 
And there ib the additional blasphemy 
of profaning what God once ma 

Bl- l-ilSH 

. Masonry has added 



ously consecrated to the worship of 
i as the Grand Architect of tho U 
ae, and lo the purification of I 
irt, and the inculcation of the d< 
» of a religious philosophy." (Ma 

redly de- 

it employs ritea once divinely appoint 
ed, but no longer lawful to be used, oi 
ae it has added idolatrous ceremo 
uies from other 6'iurees, It is, accord- 
ing lo the Scriptures, the service of th* 


i the 

heathen mysteries and Freemaennrv it 
constantly acknowledged in Masonic 
works. "In the ancient mysteries 
(those sacred rites which have furnish- 
ed so many models for Masonic symbol- 
ism) the opening ceremonies were of the 

key's Manual, second paragraph. ) 
These mysteries were those of Mithras 
in Persia, Isis and Osiris in Egypt, 

i*s. First, that of Dr. Oliver ( whe 
:ordiog to Maekey, ie the most pro 
found and philosophical of Masoni 

lhat they 

derived from the "patriarchal mode of 

ship established by God himsi 

Notwithstanding the deep ven 

(says Maokey) in which I hold 

ning of Dr. Oliver, I prefer the 

theory, which, leaving the or 

of the myseries where Oliver has pie 

finds the connection between tl 

d Freemasonry commencing at 

mg of Soh 


mysteries of Bacchus had 
ntroduced by the Dyonisian artU 
and into their fraternity Hiram 
i all probab lity, been admitted." 
ive here a very naive confession, 
yeteries of Bacchus aud Freema- 
were solemnly joined in wedlock 
building of Solomon's temple, 

' gence, and on the part of the learned i 

n the latter; and they hm 
gone about in the world hand io 
^withstanding the "deep ven 
which the learning of Dr. Oliv 

Now, a system which 
ves Its symbols from tl 
f pagan worship, and profanely appro- 
riates and perverts their original de- 
gn (which was to typify the Lord 
Jesus Christ), the lymholsof the wor- 
thip of Jehovah, and besides religiously 
:onseeraled other symbols on its own 
lulhority— and all to the pretended 
vorehip of God, and purification of the 
ouls of men, and the rendering thtm 
it for the "house not made with bands, 
sternal in the heavens," ia not only a 
system of false religion, bui 
of idolatry. "Whomsoei 
gresseth and abideth not in the doctrint 
of Christ, hath not God." Masonry, 
aa a system, does so. It abideth not 
in the doctrine of Christ, and, there, 
fore, according to the Apoalte Johi 

fy'mg' tfd Baving power, is beyond 

question a system of idolatry, and, 

eforo, virtually and in effect a. sya- 

of devil worship. It is nothing 

and nothing less than the service 

■, giving their thoughts and en 
) the support of minor, party n 
i schemes for righting hum 
r «"d pre 

I of ( 


heir efforts upon thU one beaven- 
ppoinled method. Were all the time, 
ilent and wealth which have been ex- 
ended upon Freemasonry, Odd-fcllow- 
hip, trades unions, farmer's granges 
nd Kindred organizations, devoted to 
3 the diffusion of Christian principles, 
carrying the gospel to the homes aud 
a of the ignorant and destitute, 
ring outcast and vagabond chil- 
mo the .Sunday echo .J, and giv- 
ie li-h! and blessings of civiliza- 
i) those whose lot is in the dark 
re of the earth, the status of the 
u family might be vastly elevated 
from whut it now is, both physically, 
morally and intellectually. We know 

id offices performed, many noble deeds 
ought, through such organisations, 
II their benevolei 


ch that 

i has not been e 


ri aed". iU Icii-t aim mg its memb 
private party organizations. Freema- 
y gives to those of whom it hopes 
^ceive, or has received; this is not 
jcordar.ce with the disinterested 
t of the gospel. 

oreover we have cause for believing 
t satieties t'"' be dangerous elements 
Republican government. It would 

r that Mai 


"it hath b 
honor of the I 
pompous cerei 
ceptable worsti 

I." There ia no re, 

ntes, nor true and at 
. The God of Masor. 
3 God, the God of th 
lure of their own fancy 
ices, from beginnin 
latrous and blaspht 

that idolatry m th 
tl (Deut. xixii. 17 

come newly up, 
feared." This is 
they pretended to 

i of the golden calf. It 
the Israelites who 

"They a 

J; to gods which 

hich their ii 

id of Iirael when 

Jehovah by 

dolalry oflhe Ammonites and Monb- 
tes in the worship of Molech and Cue- 
nosh, that ''they sacrificed their sons 
ind daughters unto devils" (Psalm ovi. 
37). And Paul, in writing to the 
JorinthianB (1 Cor. x. 20-21), does 
lot hesitate to declare the wor-hip of 
ihe whole heathen world devil wor 
ihip. "I say that the tbiogs which th< 
3enliles sacrifice, they sacrifice lo dflv 
Is, not God; and I would not yesbouh 
iave fellowship with devils. Ye ca"' 
lot drink the cup of the Lo d and tht 
oup of devils; ye cannot partake of tht 
sble of the Lord and the table of dev 
Is." The Gentile worship (much of it, 
,1 least.) was not professedly the wor 
hip of Satan, or of the principle ol 

il, bul 


, for 

'ntially so. Nevertheless, the Holy 
pirit does not hesitate to affix this 
brand to it Whut the heathen called 
Baal-worship the Scriptures pronounce 
Satanic worship; and the worship of 
Bacchus and of the devil are one and 

te supposed obligatio 
, thousands of lives, , 
ney, during the lat« 


What .-Net 

table, i 


srly inac 
one of its 

lir judicial 

system often a failui 
influence, the guilty party escaping, 
while the innocent suffer! We admit 
the charge aoroetimes preferred against 
Ihe church, that it ia selfish, and parti- 
Tun often is il made an inslrument by 
<ig management of designing 
b and 
, who 

, for e 

office, and casting dow 

ult from human imperfection; they 
re not the fruits of Christianity. 
The imminent peril of the hour is 
found in that unhallowed thirst for 

ople, which c 
e money 

sible offices in the 

's yift, and to buy th 
money, whith leads ambi 
gogues to "set their Irapi 
by ferini'liting political sir: 
by dividing the mnss 
posing felivns, miking Ut' 
itiltiplying party organ! 
mrse multiplying ulli.v-. 


ideriug good for evil and the like. 
0, when will man learn effectually the 
mporlant truth that to wrong his fel- 
owmen ia to wrong himsell," while in 
seeking to advance the beat interests of 
ill, he will find for himself an unfailing 
ource of liappinessl a. 

Buckland, Oct. 8. 

ia; and that if they I the a 


The Christian Cynosure. 

liiniL'o. 5 lnir.iluy, Dec. 25. 1873. 





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is e\|n.-i'ii'i| !o ho pre* 

liusim j -b! i ' hi in.'. ■( ...5 u-idi 

veriiirv will hi' br -li^nt 


By orelc 

of cLi 

adopted the plan of s. 

per, replied: "I would^rather have the 
troop of conscientious men and women 
who nre working for the Philanthropist 
a direct appropriatioD from Con- 
gress. For they will stand by the 
truth and Congress will not." 

The prospects of the Cynosure are 
st now very encouraging; but one 
fourth of our subscriber's terms expire 
cember and January. If these 
should not renew, or the non-renewals 
ihould fail to be made up by new sub- 
icribcrs, things will wear a different 
'ace. We muit constantly remember 
that this cause rests on the self-denial, 
itism and piety of its supporters, 
iuBt do so until we begin to send 
to Congress. Then the tide will 

Remember the paper must Btan- 
ciiimgi- in a cash basis, and that 
r-!i:ill then loose the names of all 1 
Masons or "JBQka" to whom the \ 
has been sent by the benevolent 

i« hi'lil'M'. 

We expect nfter tin.* nr^l day of January 

those who do not renew hytlie lime their 
¥iil.B.TnMi.iiisi'\iiiri' i-Ni.ts-iantire is receiv- 
ed that tlu.'v intend t.. renew soon. We do 
tint wis|[ to remove from inn- list the uuine 

will permit. Will you pica's.? 
l'l us rue money (<>r notify u-* tlmt y..u 
11 K-nd Hi bc'ore your -nl.-. i-jpii.m' ■.-.■■- 

r ren-ivirii; tie- ci.n--.-i.ifi v.- u ui.bei^ of 
M./fihiTS Hie . 

ilif Cyao- 

If you L 

will y. .11 i 

There a 

..' Oj nosure 

'..!<. feel 

r relatives can you ni'ake then 

if it? Be sure tb:U yuiir piulor ren.U ii 

If you reue" iitnnit three weeks liefo 

ir T[]. lion rM'ircs of course il W 

per reiruhii-ly please inform i 
from our list plen^e have it 

Gen. Charles H. Howard has be- 
come part owner and taken charge of 
the Advance as editor in place of W.W. 
Patton. This change is a most cheer- 
ing augury. Gen. Howard was a stu- 
dent in college when Sumter was bom- 
barded and the slavery war begun. 
He went at once to his brother 0. 0. 
Howard who had been educated at 
West Point, and rose, by merit, rap- 
idly to the command of a brigade and 
the rank of General. He is sincere in 
his religious convictions; and, in his 
hands, the J finance will not advocate 
the expulsion of the Bible from prima- 
ry schools; deny the law of the Sab- 
bath; or justify '-the experiment" of 
licensing brothels in St. Louis, He has 

ailed ! 


learn already that the affairs of the 
Advance are brightening and its pros 
pecta are good. 

A small Sunday School paper, Bible 
Studies, is issued from the same office, 
beautifully executed, and illustrated 
with magnificent engravings. For 
specimen copies address Gen. 0. H. 
Howard, Advance Building, 101 6th 
Avenue, Chicago. The Bible Studies 
IB offered low to schools. 

Prof. C. A. Blanchard writes from 
NewYork Dec. 18lb :— « I travelled all 
night to reach this place, and am now 
speaking five nights in a week." "I 
am endeavoring to arrange for conven- 
tion in New York and Philadelphia. 
The latter place has already voted to 
have one, and it will be decided here 
next week." Under su 


'I hai 

a threatened with a 
complete break-down in health;" but 
we rejoice that he is better and hopes 
still to improve; and he adds with beau- 
ty and preicsion: " I am of good cour- 
age ; and trust in the God whose Christ 
the false religious of eurth insult and ig- 
nore. It is in his name that I go out to 
this battle. I am glad that you pray 


■ do 8 

The Jersey City Evening Journal 
contains a facetious report of one of bio 
lectures in that place of moie than aclose- 
prinled column. The report is racy 
and humorous, out respectful to tho 
lecturer; and shows unmistakably that 
that paper rejoices tnthediscussionnnd 
despises the lodge. Hundreds of pa- 
pers eye the cause with satisfaction and 
long for the lime when Freemasonry 
shall he where slavery is. 

Dr. Bailev, of the Flii!<i,ithro/»\,t 
rhen urged by S. P. Chase to asl 
ome goveinmeiii patronage lor his pa 

. Rr> 


refreshing to read the Con: 
ninutes .of the glorious Church of 
The United Brethren in Christ. Here 

an i- x tract from the Michigan Confer- 

' 'Whereas, A paper, called the Uni- 
ted Brethren Tribune, published at 
Karrisburg, Pennsylvania, claims to 
be a United Brethren periodical; and, 

Whereas, It is the judgment of this 
conference that said paper savors of 
i?.'s.ubordinatiou and insurrection, aim- 
ng to unsettle the minds of the mem- 
bers of this churoh on the subject of 
-eel. . y; therefore, 

Resolved,Th&l we will discourage the 


And here another from the West 
t'.nf.-n-oce. Iowa: 

i of our late Gel 

indorse the a 

the subject of s< 

assure the United Brethren C 

I buried beyond t 

How the following, also from tbe 
Miohigan Conference, .contrasts with 
thechurches and church papers which 
cringe along in the rear of popular sen- 

ii|. something which shall have an ex- 
cellent appearance of religion, as "uni- 
fication" and the like: — 

I. The Christian church, being God's 
chosen instrument to educate the na- 
tional .tin! individual mind in pure mor 
ality, should at all times use its influ- 



irk of o 

s the 

ment at which we could inform the 
friends of the cause that our next an- 
niversary is fixed for Syracuse, N. Y. 

Let us now gird ourselves afresh with 
"the whole armor of God" and go up 
to this field of battle with the "rul- 
ers of the darkness of this world." 
Les ua strike for one thousand dele- 
gates at least. The National Commit- 
tee wilt at once enter on a vigorous 
correspondence lor speakers and minor 
arrangements, but the thing to be done 
is prayer and action, 

J Tayloi 

popular work, 
The Natural History of Enthusiasm, 
says "That evil should have invaded 
higher orders of natures than ours, and 
then reacted upon our sphere, is not 
contrary to reason, and is taught every- 
where in the Scriptures." And Paul 
says " we wrestle" with "wicked spir- 
its." The sore conflicts of such men as 
Luther, Bunyan, and Wesley with these 
spirits kaye pointed many a dull joke 
ami provoked maoy a broad grin from 
the servants of Satan; but the Bible 
account of these matters will yet be 
found true, and men of sense, if indeed 
we are such, should act upon the as- 
sumption that they are so. We need 
monthly, or at least staled prayer- 
meetings all over the United States for 
tho cause in general arid for our 
anniversary in particular. Christ 
alone is the Master of spirits, good 

. him 

nothing;'.' but our movement, 
a French or Mexican revolutioi 

like the infidel wing of the American 
Hbkiliii.iiiiuts.wi!! be a bubbling cauldron 
'if principles and passions scalding and 

There will be, at the close of the an- 


mil be invited to ^take part; civil gov- 
ernment, though ordained of God, be- 
ing a league in which the children of 
God and the children of this world 
may properly unite. True, there 
ought to be no " children of the wick- 
ed one;" but there are, and they are by 
no means all outside the churches. 
But the fact that a man is unregenerate 
does not disfranchise him. 

Let there be no hesitation therefore 
in going into a mass political meeting 
and push this infamous business of the 
secrer. otders to the wail. And, if 
possible, we will have such a crowd at 
Syracuse has not seen since the Jack- 
son Democracy used to meet there un 
the lead of Silas Wright. We musi 
drive these dens of despotism out o: 
the ballot-box, the jury-box, and tht 
legislature. Why should men swon 
in secret to despotism, administer fret 

1. Like the lodge it is a pure relig- 
ious fiction unauthorized of God. We 
have but one birth-day recorded in the 
Bible, and that cost John the Baptist 
his head. 

2. Unlike Sunday, which retains no 
trace of sun-worship, it retains a strong 
tinge of its heathen origin, as a feast 
to " The Lord of M'srule." The cases 
in the law courts sprung from Christ- 
mas frolics; the dances and shameless 
vices of whole populations in the Greek 
Islands; and the "Christmas rebellions" 
while slavery lasted in theWest Indies, 
prove this. 

3. It operates as a rival and substi- 
tute for " The Lord's Supper," the ap- 
pointed celebration of his death. See 
Episcopal congregations which have 
hundreds at Christmas and thirty or 
forty at the Communion. 

4. It slowly kills out the Sabbath. 
All priest days weaken 'the Lord's 
day.' Thanksgiving came from the 
Puritans, Christmas from the Cavaliers: 
the first from New England, while the 
Sabbath used to be kept there; the 
other from the slave states where Sun- 
day meant visiting, and from Europe 
which sent us the lodges. And as 
Christmas and the lodges rise in New 
England, the Stbbath sinks. Please 

6. It is Christ's ''mass" from a mul- 
titude of Popish masses, and Santa 
Claus stands behind the scenes in all of 

a Palestine on the 25th of Decembe; 
Vnd when the children are taught oc 
tear untruth in religion it weaker 
heir belief in the whole of it. 

, 0» 


1, Christ 

our church doors open for above one 
hundred priest-invented festivals like 
itself. Plenty of Chicago ladies, mem- 
bers of Congregational, Presbyterian 
and Methodist churches, already say, 
why shouldn't we observe Easter as 





Christmas and Easter should stand ot 
fall together." W. W. Patton, the late 
editor of the Advance, advocated 
twelve such festivals fur Congregation. il 
churches, one each month of th< 


Sunday without suu-worship, why 
can't we keep Christmas without a Sat- 
urnalia? If one has sloughed off its 
heathen nature, why not the other!' 

ligious observance. Yet all the Christ 
mas sermons in Christendom will nc 
more convert a sinner than the lecture! 
of the lodge: simply because Christ i: 
in his own appointments and " fills' 
them. Satan and his angels are in al 
religious fictions, and Jill them. Se< 
1. Cor. 10, 20, etc. 

What, then, is our duty concerning 

Answer, Help people to be socia 
and happy in spite of Christmas, Uttei 
our testimony; be cheerful nnd loving 

— Interesting letters and notes from H, 
H. Hinman, the Wisconsin State agent, 
S. D, Greene. N, B. Blanton nnd oth- 
ers have to wait until next week, as 
also the editorial of our associate editor 
continuing the argumpnt on Odd-fel- 

— After reading the articles on the 
"New Arrangement," "Notice (oSub 

a pen, and do the thing that seems 
right Nobody will regret it, 

—The "gentlemanly" Masons have 
not yet subsided. They boiled out in 
the following style when Bro. Stoddard 

Jied the acid of truth l 


Blanchard, who was here on tbe same 
is^racefui business a year ago. Mason- 
y will live a thousand years after such 

check, recently, in Pittsburgh. Th' 
force on one of the journals refuied t> 
work until the publishers had 
tbe demands of one of their 
They were all discharged and 
ion men put in their placea. 



four other papers left work, and 
for a few days the Pittsburgh 
' dailies' nearly belied their name. 
They succeeded, however, in getliog 

men outside the order, and the latte, 
has surrendered at discretion. Thi 
Typohraphical union at a late meeting 
resolved to disband and return 

— One effect of unionism among 
lors is described by a master worki 
in the N. Y. Tribune. He says that 

neymen Tailor's Society" rules the prise 
of clothing made to order by dictating 
to the master the price for their work. 
The organization is represented as so 
powerful as not to^be denied, and as a 
consequence prices for this kind of work 
have doubled in a few years. 

— The poem appearing in our issue 
of December 1 1th is attributed to James 
Montgomery. We are informed that it 
was written by Prof. J. A. Alexander, 
and originally entitled "The Doomed 

Encouraging for the Anniversary. 

The following, adopted at the New 
York State Convention shows the wil- 
ling spirit of brethren in that State. 
Let their efforts and of the Natio nal 
Executive Committee be supplimented 
by every organization and Anti-masou 
in the country: 

1. Resolved, That it is with pleas- 
ure we learn that the Executive Com- 
mittee of the National Christian Anti- 
secret Sjciety Association contemplate 
holding the next Annual Convention 
in the city of Syracuie, N. Y., and wo 
will do all in our power to make said 
Convention a signal success. 

2. Resolved, That we suggest th 
first or second Tuesday of June, 1874 
as the best time fur the meeting of said 

3. Resolved, That we invite Piufes 
or C. A. Blanc-hard to spend as muc 

the meeting of the National Conventio 
as may consist with his other dutie 1 
and that in our several localities w 

rill a 

I th.- 

aid possible. 

4. Resolved, That we appoint dele 
gates to represent this Association it 
the National Convi ntion, nnd we re 
commend all local churches, conferences 
and Associations sympatbizinrj with the 
objects of this Association to reprtsent 
themselves in like manner. 

ETews of oiar Work 

Dear Bro, B.: — Last* 


>ring we had, until the 
last day, a stormy time. The fii 
second evenings we had smart 
yet our congregations were good and 
they paid close attention to the word 

and were evidently 

size if not at the interest of the 

gregations. The Inst evening the hall 

was filled below, 

lery. The gei 


well filled on any si 

jfret whatever, All our friends w* 
well pleased with (he meeting, and e 
gurlwel! of its results. To say that CU 

all thai 



hiui--.-if improved, I never heard hi 
acquit himself better. He has a lar 
place in the hearts of the Anti-maso 
of New York. God bless him. 

Bro. Bernard was with us, and his 
heart was cheered at the prospect of 
the sure downfall of the powers of 
crecy. Rathbun was with us, with his 
guns double-shotted, which he fired 
right and left, without mercy. H( 
the Masons do bate him I We also had 
with us a young man named Rose. 
from our Baptist University at Hamil 
ton in this state. He kept quiet unti 
the last evening, when he opened tht 
fire on the enemy by a public renun 
ciation of Masonry, right in the face of 

of the 


;ed as he spread out before 
lertificate of membership 
icers of the Grand Lodge. 
r things he gave as shock- 

e recognized 
as that of a 
At the close 

prayer!" What shod 
And yet Christian minis 

where such things are possible. 
We appointed Z. Weaver of Sy 
our State Lecturer and propose ti 
forward. Yours truly, 

J.L. Bari 

Light Breaking In 

:- Fast 

Professor Charles A. Blanchard, 
who is now enlightening the public in 
Philadelphia, New York, Brooklyn, 
and Jersey City, touching the false pre- 
ences of Freemasonry, delivered a very 
ble leoture in the 2d United Pree- 
lyterian church of Jersey City on the 
evening,of the 12th inst. Theaudience 
arge, intelligent, and attentive. 

of the truth, his lecture on this occa- 
sion was clear and convincing, and cal- 
led forth from the audience expressions 

in reality they tremble in his presence; 
and no wonder, when they see their 
works of darkness dragged to light by 
him and held up to the scorn and con- 
tempt of the intelligent and virtu- 
number of adhering Freemasons pres- 
ent on this occasion, the pistor of the 
church, in his introductory remarks, 
stated (by permission of Mr. Blanchard) 
that if aDy Mason present should re- 
gard the order as misrepresented in any 
particular during the course of the lec- 
ture, the lecturer would be happy then 
and there to be corrected. And fre- 
quently during the delivery of the lec- 
ture, the speaker invited refutation if 

though thus pressed to defend their 
system there was not one to open his 
mouth in its defense. And why! Ev- 
idently because defense was utterly 
impossible. The sworn brotherhood 
would have liked to protect their idol 
if they only could; for at the close of 
the meeting two of them came forward, 
evidently no little irritated.sffirming ir 
substance that]such lectures would 'do 
Freemasonry more good than 
But when Professor Blanchard replied 
that if they thought so, he was ready 
after his present course of lecture 
completed, to lecture (o them free of 
charge for three weeks if they desired 
it, they would not accept of the { 
erous offer. The truth had hit th 
they had felt its power; they could 
gainBay it, and hence they felt very 
Bore. Is it not marvelously Strang* 
that men, intelligent men, will cling t< 
a system that tbey know cannot be 
defended; and then become irritated 


s the first of a eerie 
of four lectures, and at its close Profei 
eor Blanchard remarked that as yet he 
bad only been clearing away the brush, 
Verily, if what we have heard be but 
the clearing away of the bi 


the fraternity may well tremble 
ticipation of what is coming. Every 
good citizen, and every good Christi; 
especially, owes Mr- Blanchard a debt 
ol gratitude for the good he is doin; 
in exposing this anti-republican an> 
anti-Christian system. We wish hie 
a hearty God-speed, and pray that th 
Lord may abundantly bless his labors 

Prof. C. A. Blanchard ofWheaton 
College is now delivering his cou 
lectures on Freemasonry in this city, 
Harlem, Brooklyn.JerseyCity, andPbi 
adelphiaon successive evenings. Large 

each place. The second one in the 
course was given last evening in this 
city, and held the audience for nearly 
an hour and a half in the closest atten- 
tion. The N. Y. Tribune reports it as 

At theReformedPresbyterinn church 
in Twenty-third street, last night, Prof. 
Charles A. Blanchard lectured to a large 
audience on ' ' Freemasonry." The 
speaker nnrrated a series of incidents 
respecting Masonry which be claimed 
to be derived from statements of seced- 
ing Masons, and from these based his 
argument in condemnation of the order 
as injurious to society, the stale, and 
religion. At the conclusion of the lec- 
ture a plan was proposed for a further 
demonstration on the part of Christ- 
ians against the Masonic order. 

A nuraber«f Mas 

BOf ' 

close. In going out some angry re- 
ire made, and they gathered 
fronting the door waiting for 
Mr. Blanchard. Aa soon as he appear- 
d and stared \<k- c ig<-d 
ibed and a great crowd 
followed him through thestreet. One 
nan raised hia cane as if to strike, 
iUt instantly friends were between him 
.nd Mr. B. Another with a sneer 
asked, " Have you any books to sell !" 
id another said, "Get yourceflin ready, 

night i 

We were reminded of the "bulla of 
Bashan" and "the dogs that compassed 
about" the Saviour, and fell that there a literahty in these brute deeijjiia- 

such angry fellows "of the baser sort" 
would not believe. If they had dared 
they would have torn Mr. B. in pieces. 
Their impotent rage was a demonstra- 
tion of the truth of the revelations which 
they had heard, and proved to the 
most skeptical that Masonry organizes 

and strong body, and threatens the lib- 
erties and life of all who dare oppose 

The a 

atlian has been discovered, the doors of 
his face are opened, his torrible teeth 
are exposed to view, his scales shut up 

locked, and the air and light of heaven 
;n upon the long hidden c"ark. 

i the 

mystery of iniquity and hate the beast 
and all his images. Prof. Blanchard 
if doing iH'bl" service to tho cause of 
Christ.and the Providence of the Medi- 
ator is opening before him a great door 
and effectual. J.C.K. 

New York, Dec. 17, 1873. 

Organization in Genesee Countj. 

GoonRioH, Mich., Dec. 9, 1873. 

Editor of (lie Gynosw,e:— I have the 
pleasure of informing you and the read- 
ers of the Cynosure that a County As- 
organized for Genesee Co., Mich., at 
the Congregational church in this vil- 
lage, Oct. 7, 1B73. The following 
officers were duly elected: For Presi- 
dents, Hon. George Kipp; Vice Presi- 
dent, S. Matthews of Flint; J. Reming- 
ton ol Fenton, Charles Hoyt of Mundy, 
and J. W. Campbell; Recording Secre. 
lary, Wm. Purkis; Corresponding Sec- 
retary, A. Oldfield; Executive Com., 
J. W. Campbell, M. Liscom, and J. F. 
York; Treasurer, J. W. Campbell, Li- 
brarian J. F.York; Committee on Plat- 
form and Constitution, W. M. Beden, 
A. Oldfield, and J. W. Campbell. 

At a subsequent meeting (Nov. 4th) 
Ihe latter Committee submitted the fol- 

dark clouds are visible; the deep moan- 
ugs of distant thunders are heard, and 
,he winds of angry elements now seem 
;ohowl and sweep fearfully around us; 
but the people seem to be asleep, un- 
oncious of their danger; and while 
uen sleep, the enemiej of liberty and 
qual rights are actually sowing the 
eeds of dissolution broadcast, all over 
mr happy country. 

That there is at the present time 
among Ihe American people, au over- 
anxious and unbounded thirst for su- 
premacy and power, every observing 
man must see; and, aa money is power, 
and leads directly to favoritism and 
monopoly, many of the corrupt and 
designing men of this nation, especial- 
ly those in high official stations, spare 
no pains to gratify their insatiate de- 
sires, even if they have to tram pie justice 
and equal rights in the dust to do bo. 
Now it is quite evident that almost the 
whole publlo business of our country is 
carried on under the influence and con- 
trol of leagues, and rings, monopolies, 
secret combinations and conspiracies. 
Among Ihese we have the trades un- 
ions, the workingmens' unions, the 
stock-jobbers' rings, the manufacturers' 
rings, the whiskey rings, rail-road mo- 
nopolies, express company consolida- 
tions, and manyolhers. Somsoflhese 
are corporate bodies, and others are 
knocking at the doors of our legislative 
halls for charters, and exclusive privile- 
ges, ihat they may the more success- 
fully rob the public, and gain undue 
advantage over their fellow citizens. 

ral laws of trade are seriously retarded, 
and busineps is kept in a feverish and 

Now aB the irietids of humanity, and 
the equal rights of all, we call for a 
radical reform of these abuses. We 
hold that, if it is the right and duly of 
Congress nnd legislative) bodies to 
grant charters and exclusive privileges 
lo one man, or a body of men in busi- 
ness matters, it is also their duly by 
KiM' l.'^ifihiur.n lo restrain these favored 

of t 


If t 

, be 

we ask what is the use of law and gov- 
other name for weakness and imbecili- 

my i 

No : 

has a moral right to ask such privilege, 
and no legislative body has a right to 
grant it. The natural result of allsucu 
immoral legislation, only has a tenden- 
cy to enhance crime and misery, be- 
sides untold suffering, and double taxa- 
tion upon any people, The present 


eof i 

i reflecting minds than tha 
lasis ofall righte 

and founded upon tbe divine eoveignty 
of God aB taught by Christ our King, 
and his apostles, (See Rom. xiii.) and 
that his will, as taught in the Script- 
ures of truth, should be consulted by 
al! legislative bodies, and those in 

and that the application of these pri 
pies as a finality "was designed by 
Creator as equally binding upon all 
departments of human conduct, w 

of pri 


organizations. The happy 
growing out of a faithful 
ce to thes^ great moral and 


manity to a stale of happiness 
usefulness hitherto unknown t( 
race, and place them on a level far 
above the intri^u- nod cunning crafii- 
ness of corrupt and designing men. 
As an elementary basis of all govern- 
ments, four great objects, or principles 
should be carefully sought after, and 
permanently secured to all its sulijects, 
and without which no people can be 
happy, viz: 1st, Liberty, 2nd, Equal- 
ity, 3d, Unity, and 4th, Peace. Upon 
these sacred principles our forefathers 
of 1770 sought to establish, and did, 
"ordain and establish for themselves. 
and us their posterity" the present re- 
publican government of ihe United 
States of America. This achievi 
and blessings which we now 
under it, were secured to us only by 
"eternal vigilance." the loss of much 
blood and treasure, besides the untold 
Buffer inga of women and children Up- 
these great principles as a basis, 
and by tbe blessings of Divine Provl- 

manufacture and sell 
intoxicating liquors as a beverage, will 
exemplify the truth of the above re- 
marks. The idea is preposterous; and 
we believe the law-making power of 
these stales will be held fearfully re- 
sponsible for these things. We demand 
reform on this question, and go for a 
prohibitory law. 

We are also opposed to the renewal 
and extention of patent rights, because 

satiate their avarice at the expense of 
the many, by selling their discoveries 
at fourfold their actual cost. 

Another Bource of danger that now 
threatens the rights and liberties of the 
American people is to secularizs the 
government in all its departments. 
This insulting demand is now boldly 
advocated by a large clasB of American 
citizens, and comprehends'among other 
things, the abolishing of all charitable 
institutions now supported by public 
funds; and all religious services now 
sustained by government; and especial- 
ly that the use ot the Bible in public 
schools be prohibited. They demand 
also that all judicial oaths in courts and 
other departments of government shall 
be abolished, that the enforcement and 
observance of Sabbath laws be repealed; 
and that all laws looking to the en- 
forcement of Chiistian morality shall be 
abolished. Now we ask the people of 
Michigan, we ask the people of Genesee 
county, are you prepared for this? Are 
you prepared to elec 



and prospei 


;e in our happy condition seems 
lent; a storm is evidently gather- 
ing: away down in the low horizon 

man, and rob you of every element of 
moral and religious restraint lhat good 
men bold dear, or that bind them in 

course! We answer, No, no/ 

Bui, above and beyond all the evils 
whioh we have enumerated, we hold 
that the evil tendencies of secret oath- 
bound societies are to be feared more 
than all others. These orders for sev- 
eral years past have evidently been on 
the increase, nud fast growing into 
popular favor; all founded on similar 
general principles, — secretism; and all 
giving countenance and support toeaoh 
other; while their inside workings are 
hidden from public gaze by horrid oaths 
and barbarous death penalties. At the 
head of all these, stands speculative 


Fretiiiiatonrj 8£ lit g'ant evil uf 
whole broud. the parent,the tun.arfl 
which the lesser satellite rtvoive; and 
we hesitate not to say that the priti 
plea and practioei of this order are win 
ly incompatible and neceasirily opposed 
to the civil aDd religious institutions of 
our country. We givo below some 
reasons why we make this charge: 1st 
Because it is a secret iDSlitution, 3b- 
cr-t'iBm is the badge of evil doers the 
world over, but honest men need no 
such covering. 2nd, Because it is a 
despotic power, and therefore opposed 

t el m 



and inflict death penalties upon its owe 
members for a violation of its own secret 
laws, which neither the laws of our 
country or the laws of God recognize 
as enmes at all. 4th. Because lis mem- 
bers consent under oath lobe murdered 
fur a violation ofauy of its secrets. 6tb, 

e Mat 


ber for a violation of the laws of our 
country; but on the contrary, if arrest- 
ed for crime, or a violation of law, ev- 

Beeing the sign of dibtrrss given by a 
brother 10 fly to bis relief at the risk of 
his life. 6th, Because a Master Mason 
ia sworn to apprise a brother of all ap- 
proaching danger. Vih, Because Ma- 
sons are sworn to keep inviolate all the 
secrets of a brother, uiurd"raud treason 
excepted ; and tuey left to his own elec- 
tion. 8th, Because the Royal Arch 
Mason swears to assist a companion 
when engaged in any difficulty, and es- 
pouse his cuise so far as to release him 
from the same whether he be right or 
wrong; and also to keep bis secrets in- 
violable, murder and treason not ex- 
cepted, ftlh, Because we believe it to 
be a system of fraud, a system of idol- 
atry, blasphemy and murder. 101b, 
Because in many instances it control 


controls the whole American pret-s.both 
secular and religious ; all bow to its be- 
hests; and 12th, Because in a great 
measure it controls the pulpits aod 
eburclii-s ol tlie emire country. 

For these reasons we hold that no 
legislative body has any right to grant 

laudiblc and lawful way, all then- tin 
ening dangers. Tbertfore, Jtesolved, 
that we the undersigned citizens ol 

adopt for our government the folio w- 

ary to the National Christian Associa- 
tion for the tame purpose. 

Arr. II. Iw object shall be to dis- 
seminate light am) knowledge, and to 
do all in our power— with a Christian 
spirit — to suppress the dark eecretin&ti- 
tulions of our country, and promote and equal rights to all. [Here, 
the names of the officers, and their 
specific duties are omitted.] 

Art. XI. We hereby pledge our- 
selves not knowingly to support for 
office of profit or truth any man who 
is an adhering m'-mher of any secret 
i retailer, 

, hJ.I'U.I l 


i'n ; [i |in>rp 

Art. XII, We hold that the Chri. 
am .Sabbat h i-. iiirl.spenfcibly i 


TueUruiise in Vermont. 

Editor of tlie Oynomre:— This new 
movement to draw farmers into the sup- 
port of secret societies by which they 
are to he swiudled out of their minhood 

take quite as well in Vermont as some 
of the news-papers make out. It must 
ba remembered that the news-paper* 
are largely under the influence of Ma- 
public believe thai farmers are rushing 
into the lodge by thousands. We will 
give you one case, by which you car. 
judge of all. A few farmera and thei 

towns, made a move last June to get ui 
a grange. Every thing was conducted 
in secret, so that it is not known how 
many members were initiated, but 
tainly not many, for all who cam* 
gether at any lime could he seen, 
uieful pnrposes which they were 
accomplinb became known, howe 
and these were to teach an approved 
plan of cooking, and attending to house 
plants; getting grain cheaper from tbi 
West; putting down rapacious raihroat 
rings.elc In fi„ e n \\ [be 2 reat advan 
tages that can be got out of gri'ps,signs 
winks, nods, hints, inuendoes,elc.,wer 
to come to every happy member of thi 
grange, women aod all. As the proof 

of tho puddit 



load of corn was brought from the W 
under the ausptct-s of the giariL'c, 
show bow cheaply it could be done, 
aud what great benefits could be m 
to flow from secret collusion, whicl 
proscribed by the law. But here 
matter ended, six months have icare 
elapsed , and the grange is seen to cc 
together no more. Cooking is can 
on, and house-plants are cared foi 
the same old way as formerly, with. 
a secret sign or grip; and that ch. 
car-load of corn from the West has 
yet been followed by another. In fi 
there is hardly anything to show 
the surface that this grange ever ex 
ed, The principle movers of it wer 
man and wife who had charge of a farm 
belonging to a man of Boston, M; 
who is a great Mason; aud the result 
has been one or more paragraphs in 
the news-papers heralding the forma 
tiou of the grange. A few men s>nd 
women, otherwise honest perhaps, 
have become sophUlicated, and innocu 
lated with the baneful Masonic arts of 
craft, machination, duplicity, and doub- 
aning. Unsuspecting men have 
themselves helped teach their wives 
ow to hold covert understandings 
ith strangers, and to look to making 
i advantage out of secret practices, 
hioh every hooest person should 
■om. Every thing goes to show that 
this grange was a trick of Masonry, got 

doubtless the thousinds of granges 
; reported by Masonic newspapers 
being rapidly formed in all parts of 

the country, are, in many cases, noth- 
ore substantial than this one. If 

ports, we should have to believe that 
all the farmers oftheUnited-StaUshad 
iddenly become smitten with the de- 
re to put themselves under the con- 
trol of the Masonic lodge, and to resort 
cret. underhanded practices in or- 
,ocome by their just rights! Is not 
government able to Becure men 
their rights, that they must resort to 
ecret combinations? If one set of men 
an get up a secret collusion, cannot 
notberset of men get up one against 
themt If all men an4 women were to 


j Ma; 

si Would it make corn 
cheaper, or cooking better, or house- 
thrifty t This game of 
Masonry however, in getting up the 
grange, is very able atrategy. The 
being assailed, and if it should 

The grange is to play the same part for 
Misonry and Odd-fellowship combined, 
that Odd-fellowship formerly played 
for Masonry. The more honest far- 

the lodjre can rally around itself, 
the stronger it will be to resist the 

ng forces ofitsadveraaries. While 

mry i 

treat it must, the grange will he 
routed, or dissolve of itself; but when 
the pursuit is over, the lodge wilt re- 
turn, and out of the scattered grangers 
make tjouil Masons. How many farm- 
ers are there in the United-States who 
are willing to lend themselves to such 
vile uses as this! Who of them are 
ready to surrender their independence, 
and become the tools of the crafty ring-t 
and secret councils of villages and cities! 
Who will sell the farmer'*, birth right ol 
freedom and independence, for the de- 
lusive purpose of cheapening corn, im- 
proving couking, and bt-tt'-ring the con- 
dition of house plants? We are willing 
to admit that by secret practicea corn 
can be cheapened, as well as character. 

nen for nothing; for in that way 
he got by stealing. f, u. o. 


Congress.— Gen. 0. 0. Howard, 
who has beencliarged with defalcations 
amounting to over $300,000 by the 
Hec'y of War, has appeared before ih<- 
House Military Committee and filed an 
answer to the charge aud asked lor an 
investigation. — Debates on the Salary 
bill have been long and inconclusive 
The House passed a bill filing the ail 
ariesof ConareBBmHTat $13. 000. 

Cm, — A great meetiog of laborers 
was held at 12th street Turner Hall on 
Sunday evening. They were addressed 
with fiery speeches, sometimes mingled 
with oaths, and advised to demand 
work of the city authorities. This is 

the district nud these the speaker', 


leiiipernnce law two years ago. Ii 
y no means probable that a divis 
of the property oT the industnou> 
iven plenty ol work would greail) 

of the. 

are the support of satoonsand low dog 

Countht.— The funeral of Prof. Acj- 
assii'. took place on Thursday last — 
Judge Dent, father-in-law of Pn-s. 
Grant, died at the While House, Dec. 
15ih, and was taken to St. Louis foi 
burial. The President and family a 
eompanied tho body. — Perteet, a Chi 
cago wife murderer, was bung in the 
jail at Joiiet, III., on Friday last.— Tue 
1st Biptist church of Brooklyn 
burned Sunday evening. — The 

devise a remedy. The best solution o 
their troubles in the closing of even 
saloon in the land.— There is accumulat 

g evidence that the ■* Vireinius" o 

Cuban n< 

vessel. The investican 
commenced. — The new 
I'eniH vlianiFi wa» adopted by a major 
ityof over 100.000 last week Tuesday. 
Foreign.— Emperor William of Ger- 
many is in low health. He bas bad 
one attack of apoplexy. At the city 

i of J 


I hue 

my pei 

ie Thames. London, on Sunday 

m persons were drowned, 
led that the Brmsli gove 

e Spanish butcher of San 

Richard Edwards. President of the 
linois Slate Normal School, has decid- 
d to enter the ministry and will be 
ordained in the form of the Congrega- 
tional church this week. — Mr. Smith of 
the BritishMuseum has discovered a tab- 
let in the Assyrian mounds, which 
proves the Sabbath was an institution 
f the ancient monarchies of Assyria; 
the chariot of the king it says was not 
ne furthon that day.— 
Archbishop of Posen, who has repeat- 
dly violated the new ecclesiastical laws 
of Germany, has refused to resign at 
the request of the government and will 
the Pope only. An order has 
therefore been published that all bish- 
ops shall swear to maintain subordina- 
te Btate at their installation.— 
A Scripture readers' Association bas 
n formed at R'>me, by reading the 
Bible from house to house. — The cor- 
of Jubilee Hall of the Fisk 
University at Nashvdie, was recently 

a contributing to the building. 

Subscribers who through neglect suf- 
fer their paper to slop a week or two 
before renewing will find themselves 
much the losers. The regular connec- 
jn of numbers may be lost without 
ie possibility of making it good. Their 
terest in the reform will suffer loss. 
Every reason is on the side of a regular 

d will notify your publishers 

Do too reauzis how soon January 1st 
11 be here i Before that lime we 
sh to hear from over 1000 friends 
lose subscriptions expire on or be- 
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■es from Elder J. R. Baird, will please 
rite to James C. Kiggins, Delhi Mills, 
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drews of West Virginia says: — 

"My subscription for the Cynosure 
expired on 15th of last month, I can- 

couraged at the apparent slow prog- 
ress of Ibe cause, you are doing a great 
work. Continue to deal heavy blows 
at the head of the beast, aud urge 
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ter with his own renewal. 

The pastorof a United Presbyeristi 
Congregation in Pennsylvania, who is 
just getting acquainted with us, says 
''Your sample copies came promptly to 
hand. I am very much pleased with 
it. We have here more to do with the 
'Odd-fellow: Craft,' than_ with -Mason- 
ry,' I will therefore he glad to seeany- 
ihing in your issues that will serve to 
iask the 'Three-linked Drolker- 
hood.' I am heartily in sympathy 
ith tho war against secret orders as 
ich ; and yet I have regard for 60me 
idividuat members of them." We 
shall have enough, and more, indeed, 
to say of the evils of Odd-fellowship 
than we wish might be needed. 

Alexander Henderson of HarriBville, 
writes of ibe CynoBure after read- 
j it Bix months:— "I find it to be 
just what it ought to be, a m03l valua- 
ble paper. Surely can it not be put 
hands of every one." That is 
the very work every reader should help 
Circulate the paper. Letpeo 
! the facta about secrecy. Bro. 

Uood Words from Business Letters, 

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"Good Words." "Cheer him," shout- 
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H. adds what 
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stlj d 

i the 


Rev. D. Oglesby, of Richview, III. 
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nember on the subscription list and 

ly after I am gone to the land where 
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J. A. DoddsofMt. Chestnut, Pa,, 
ves a cheer for the lecturers and edi- 
rs to strike hard when an evil musl 
e: — •'! have taken ibe Cynosure fur 
■o years. And I wish to say that 1 
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!0ple think you are rather rough on 
the lovers of darkness. I think quite 
differently. The disease isdeep stated 
rl of the most maglinant type ami 

;move it. I would say double 

the dose, especially lo those that are 

prof-' ■■nig Christians and at the same 

Members of the lodge; they bare- 

faccilv impugn the wisdom and good- 

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kewise J. H. Peacock from Coul- 
He, HI.— -With all my heart, I 
you God speed in the glorious 
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s able 1 


.hall s 

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edy he writes, -'Strange, surprising 
iraiige, that the parents of the murder- 
id and injured could be induced to look 
upon ihe matter as trifling and be wil- 
;iet from prosecution. I think 
the whole societyare guilty before God. 
and all the other secret societies which 
give countenance to such barbarities. 

John Berry of Carbondale, Pa., says 
he is now living ou ''borrowed lime," for 
he has passed "three score and ten," 
yet has enlhted for life. Twenty years 
be has labored against the lodge and 
will to the end. He sends a commu- 
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This Is a one page tr id, cilliiiL' the attention of tho public 
i the despriik- and ridiculous ti"' 
Seta, per 100, $1,00 per 1,000 

: Freemasonry. Price 

Extracts From Masonic Oaths and Penalties, e 
Sworn to by the Grand Lodge of Ehode Island. 

Hon. John Ouincy Adams' Letter, 

Giving Hisand His Father's Opinion uf Freemason 

Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

Giving His Opinion oF Freem money <l*:j-J). 

Satan's Cable Tow. 

"Freemasonry is 0nlvl52 Years Old,' 

"Harder and Treason not Esceopti" 

Freemasonry in tne Church. 

l/humeier iukI v. ,iilj„ls <i|' Free 

Address of Siijan County kociilii:;, Now York, 

Judge Whitney and Masonry. 




nth Convention by ] 

Origin Dbli'ilions ar.d S::;5n:!i cf Ths Crasge 

Sis Bona; why i Chrii'iw sbuli nob be i Frsemso 



Who Murdered Capl. Win. Morgan? 


Abduction and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

This ie h Book of ThriUinK InUrOBt. and 
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History of The Abduction and Murder of 
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(.Tuuijilr.] yiiiri i\nJ diriy Jacket 
5iuy btclolbc the golden ore, 
Of (be deepest t Urn i l'Ij I -s unci iVelirii;-- 

Mnii uiiruiseil among hia fel 
Ofl forgets his fellows the 

Masters— rulers— lords, rem 
That your meanest kinds a 

Men of liibor, men of feelini 
Men of tboughl and men l 

Claiiuiiv.' equal rJgUts to sum 

-■real windi ill 
speaker is ap 

>Lls ofbims 

I'-iilhiL' Imihhi alu'ie :.]v 
Ot a nation's wealth i 

Living only to rejoice, 
While lln! |'"0r man's milrn^ed frvdh 
V airily lifts its feeble voice. 

Truth and justice are eternal, 

Born with loveliness and light; 
Si"T>i wrongs slmll never prosper 

gised, said lie v 
what be could i 
for the future. 

. prei 

But as pebbles in the s 

Ith'ni ■'iu e in Hard Tim 

At present 'two miles' is a large sun 
to give away. While seeking to de- 
.T'-ti^e :i'l •■xpen^'B, we arc disposi-d l< 
make short wr-rk with outgoes tbat sr< 
quite under our control, like those fo: 
benevolence. Our resources are en 
therefore we say, by our ac 
unless the Lord will give ui 
of pecuniary pros' 
ve very little finau 
return. Especially 

perity he ca 

cial aid from 

will this be the case, if 

without system, — if its a 

upon the ability of an a 

our mood when an obj 

■ giving 
nt depends 

is present- 

We need to riw u;> ibei !.-'& (hi 
vate interests are oi first ira)»^rii' 
is a fit time for us to a-knon l<-d ■.■<? 
God's is the only business which 
go forward, and that, in fact, his 
ness is ours — the one above all others ; 
to which our capital is pledged. Oui 
responsibility is increased — not dimin 
ished — by the pressure. Much tha 
would in easier times be donatet 
by worldly men will now be withheld 
a D d the burden, (do we call it a bur 
dent) mu 

( many of 
ate life's 

■ ■ ■ r ! d I y grounds there is 
i soft answers; for tbe 
,0 win tbe day, and gain 
in the end. De tjuincy 

■oof of a coach, he fell 

ne in bad health, and 
it another pa^.en^-.-r. 
i with much surliness, 
moroaely of this inva- 
irt. De Quincy apolo- 
aaunwell,but would do 
j avoid failing a-kejj 
Nature would not be 

all thi 

It is a remarkable fact that one half 
hour's summer sunshine deflects the 
vast mass of the Britannia Tabular 
Bridge more than all the dead weight 
that could be placed upon it. What 
a tribute to the might of gentleness? 

That school child made a good reply 
who said that meek people were those 
who "give soft answers to rough qucs- 
tions." But how far the world is from 
taking the Scriptural standard, and con- 
sidering meekness a valuable quality, 
we may learn by a common use of the 
word. Who would like to have said 
of him, as of Moses, that he was "very 
meek!" Something mean-spirited 
would be the popular acceptation; no- 
body would understand the words to 
express any enviable virtue, if us£d in 
the degenerate conversation of the day. 
And yet, how does the Giver of all 
blessings signalize the meek? They are 
among his specially blessed — ''they 
shall inherit tbe earth." 

A gentleman came to Sir Eardley 
Wilmot In great wrath at an injury he 
had suffered from some persouii high in 
worldly position, and was considering 
how he could best show his resentment. 

"Would it be manly to resent it?" 

"Yes, but Godlike to forgive it," The 
idea had an instantly soothing eliVct. 
and he left that interview thinking no 
longer of revenge. 

It ia related of Anthony Blanc, one 
of the earliest converts made by Felix 
Neff, tbat when he was struck'on tbe 
head by an opponent of the truth, he 
said, ' 'May God forgive and bless you I" 
The other exclaimed in a fury that he 
would kill him. Some days afterward 
Anthony met Una man in a narrow 
pine read, and fully expected to 
struek iiLiain, but, to liiri niD^YJ-m- 
a hand was outetretched with tbe 
heartfelt words, "Mr. Blanc, can 

stages of his journey, thereafter b. 
ed with the tenderness of a womi 
ard the invalid. 
Miu-h practical philosophy lien in the 
saying of one little boy to another 
"Don't speak bo cross; there's no use ii 
it." Truly no use for anything bene 
iki;iK>i pleasant, but much use for tin 
inflaming of discord and establishmen 
ofmflice. Especially in domestio lif 
is the sharp answer one of Satan' 
choice i- iiffiues f>r the creation ot a! 
unclinritiil'leness. And those whoca: 
refrain from it under provocation hai' 
achieved a great victory over tbem 
selves. One of the most tried and 
moBt holy woman tbat ever lived 
thus, as described by ber celebrated 
son, Augustine, "She had learned i 
to resist an angry husband, not in di 
only, but even in word. Only when 
v.TiF miootb -niii ;r inqiil elie ivuld [■ 
an account of actions, if haply he had 
taken offence. " 

In a word, while many matroni 
bad milder husbands would, in familiar 
talk, blame their husbands' lives, si 
would blame those wives'tongues. An 
they, knowing what acboleric busban 
she endured, marveled that it coul 
never he perceived that Patricius ha 
beaten ber, if there bad been any d' 
mestic difference between them. At 
how closely the meek spirit is allied I 
that of the peacemaker in tbe next be- 
atitude we may gather from Augus- 
tioe's further words; ''This great gift, 
thou beBtowedst, my God, to 
that good hand-maid of thine, that, be- 
i any discordant parties, when 
:gon both sides most bitter things, 
as swelling and undigested choler 
s to break forth, she never would 
disclose aught but what would tend to 
their own reconcilement," Short-lived 
would be the strifes of the world did 
everybody act like Monica. 

Ther; are a few sweet, placid tem- 

irned to the 

i Of : 

< giace will give forth no discordant 
isic If these words, "Whether, 

er ye do, do all to the glory of God," 
our life motto, we shall not need 
Bigh for opportunities of useful- 

n room, to ask the Lord foi 
"Lord, what wilt thou have us 
-day? Let us work for thee, 

Well, well! what did ail Doltie I Sh 

id jHuiiively refused to kiss her fa 
isr for a whole week. He went t 
his work very early iu the morning 
lefore her blue eyes were open 
aud did not come home till dark. Doi 
vayB watched for him, and ran t 

percieve and 
,nd they are 
biy hk'wii'd. 

•>ze the opportun 
■nderfully and ren 
■ Ye have not. be. 

ir to her, though 
anybody would, 
for my Master?' 

telling him tha'. hi-i c.n: 

of tlit' words, "Here i 

L, "Shall I close 
or 6hail I say 
And. lifting 
ent, she wrot 

apt illustrati. 

; city," and asked if 1 

the an: 



loii^ year* ago. 
ture, hit home 
liorlly after re 
the blessing c 
(he gi 

would, when we might say 
Jesus?— Zta'ij/ Witness. 

] much for those I 

ad no one has spoke 
nee my mother died 
'he bow, shot at a vi 
nd the young man 
liced in the fullness 
el of peace. 

What the Church Wa 

The N. Y. Intelligencer at 

home truths to Us reader 

The church is not an 

Ckildrens' Comer. 

of the church and 

nd when 1 

on bis knee, but when he tried to 
i her, she would shake ber head so 
pha'ic'dlj as to set the sunny curls 
dancing about her eyes, and then tuck 
r rosy face down on his shoulder. 
At last be grew almost angry, aod 
e evening he put her down, saying 
■rnlj\ "I won't have any little girl 

Doltie went to her mother with a 

■■I., and L 

shim. Why is it?" 
"Because, becanse — ' 

, d <rli'is/, don't he ;it>iiid 

hiipp.'ff you wlo-p i 

down, and t 


el" The soft 

i hail tokened li's lit art, "brcftkir." 
the bone." 

Does not Sir Matthew Hale see 
greater m;.h, when we recall his 
to Cromwell's angry speech, "My lord 
juatice, you are not fit to be a judg< 
Sale bad refused to lend himself 
BuruH arbilnir) action, and his only ii 
awer to the Protectory words wi 
"Please your Highness, it is very tru< 

whom the 


comparatively eaty; hut with most per- 
sons it mupt be the fruit of resolute 
self-control and Belt- conquest, of a hab- 
it of mind produced by watchfulness 
and prayer. One can sympathize with 
the passionate school-boy who, ponder- 
ing on this subject, asked another, 
"What soft thing is very hard!" and 
explained bis meaning thus: "If it is 
not a bard thing for a fellow to give a 
soft answer when he's right down vex- 
ed, then I don't know where you will 
find anything that's hard." 
But, if the school-boy lei 

. the t 

"Tbe be- 

putting ii i 
of strife is when one letteth out water," 
and the soft answer will always enable 
us to fulfill the following injunction. 
"Leave off contention before it be med- 
dled with." Yet how easily we justify 
ourselves in this wrong doing, prompted 
by the demon Pride! How quickly 
does the sharp retort leap to the lips I 
how clever do we deem ouiselves when 
the thrust (probMjly as poi-oned as 
could make it) has been given ! We 
riot remember that this, like other hu- 
man temptations, was met and conquer- 
ed by our i reat Exemplar; we do nol 
consider Him who "endured such con- 
tradiction of sinners against himself,' 
who, "when he was reviled, reviled 
not again; when he suffered, he threat- 
ened* nol," although the twelve legions 
of angels stood ready at his call, — Wes- 

(' 'I'll! 


How many there are in the oh 
of Christ who -.ioh for rppporumui 
ii-efuliiesB, while they never take 
of those close at hand. They , 

H"ii)ef ijing Lu do, irouie oreal thing, 

Nuaman of old — and the simple Wi 
til Jonl in are thspised by them. 
if we remember that life is made up of 
little things, and the daily conseci 
of these little things may bring about 
great results, like the small seet 
which e< attend. heiiL; »re.iL harvest. 
would not look further than our e?erj- 
day walk and path for means of u 


time, and whose bauds must be moved 
backward or forward every few days to 
:p it right It is God's society upon 
earth for the propagation of truth for 
the salvation of souls, and for building 
e kingdom of hia grace among all 
is. To make it worthy of iu 
and design, every single church 
of Christ needs its proportion of the 
time, money, zeal and devotion of ever 
one of its members. Men spend mon- 
ey freely for costly amusements, for or- 
nament, style, display and fashion. 
They give hours and days in gratuit- 
ous services to banks, insurance com- 
panies, and other public concerns. But 
how many grudge even tbe fag enji of 
time, the refuse of their luxuries, and 
the worn out remmnis oi" their strength 
to the Church of Christ and her inati- 
tutional Is this right! Christ L,ave 
himself for that church which he hath 
bought with his own precious blood; 
and 8he often suffers for the want of 
the services of those to whom the Lord 
has intrusted her care. Loyalty 
and love are essentials of her probper- 

A Story to the point.— At a Meth 
odi t "missionary breakfast" in Leeds, 
England, the Rev. Mr. Wiseman, ir 
speaking of of the success of foreign 
missionary work, related this deeidedly 
pat little story: 

"There were thoaet-who said tbat 
their success amounted to but little. 1 
missionary and an old colonel of th 
army happened to be traveling hom 
from India in company. The colonel 
protested that in thirty years be bat 
not seen a single converted Hindoo 
Tbe missionary held , hia peace for : 
lime, and when, shortly afterward, ih 
colonel began to talk with greai gusi- 

lumber of elephants 
missionary protested 
thirty years in 


Refined homes are the end of civili 
sation. All the work of the world — th 
■ailroading, navigating, dijging, delv 
ng,ma ufact.uritig, inventing, teaching 
writing, lighting, are done, first of all 
family the quiet of 

wn hem 


ossible with 

uty. The work of 

angeruus to go where art has 
ployed to make things which 
Bweeter and pleasant- 

Many people ac! us if ihey thought 
liat because they bav« special need of 
atience, therefore they may do 
ut patience altogether. 

brought, instead of o 

of the night before; and ■ 

grower a its of violence L 
done on the previous 
Yeomans, aud a few 
thought it best to yield 
night at least, our civil 

Doltie put both chubby arms ai 
her mother's neck, putting her mouth 
close to her mother's ear, aud, in what 
she supposed was a whisper, said 

" He drink some-medicine or 
thin' in the even' time before he 
home; and it must be dreadful stuff, 
for it makes me feel sickish to bi 
when he puts his face close to m 
and that's all; aud I do love ) 
And she sobbed as if her loving 
heart would break. 

As tbe wife's glance met that of her 
husband, his face crimsoned with a 
flush of shame. The secret was out. 
For the week past he bad been in the 
habit of stopping a few moments at 
the house of a friend, wiio bad just re- 
turned from a voyage to Europe, and 
had a great many interesting things to 
relate. He always took a glass of 
something strong at night, and insisted 
that Dotlie's father should drink with 
him; and that was how it happened. 
But he never touched a drop afterward ; 
the pure caresses of hia innocent child 
were of more value to him thun even 
tbe good will of his frieud, and the lit- 
tle Dot never had cause to refuse him 
bis evening k'i68. 

itber friends 
up, for that 
and religion; 
This, how 
ever, did not appease the rioterB; fo) 
they fired their cannon, and kept tbeii 
drum- aud tiles in play almost iuces 
santly till near eleven o'clock at night 
and among other elegant specimens o 
motX" ratio politeness, beat tbe rogue'i 
march, or some such tune near tbi 
door of Mr. Yeoman's, under whost 
truly hospitable roof I was then en 
gaged in conversation with him an< 
several other gentlemen on the rude 

ed out of doors. So much for North 
Adams' Freemasonry, and its regard for 
liberty of speech. I afterwards deliv- 
ered my lectures at Puisheld, and Stock- 
bridge, and was well received in both 
places by all but the rigid adherents of 
the mystic tie; if it can be any longer 
termed mystic, every part of which 
has been fully and freely exposed. At 
Lenox, the Masonic fever was so high 

»» Christ 

State Lecturer for Indiana,,!. T. 1 

'"' i:. Wi.alnu.pioii St., 
StatelccUirer for Wisconsin, H. 

i A ilari, Wheaton, TJ.1. 

O A. Bl-iiirl,arJ, W'hcaton, 111. 

T Eb'.en, Wheaton, 111. 

Senecaville, O. 

ilietOD, N. V. 


Christian Cynosure 

Address, EZRA A. COOK & CO., 

W. A." \\\tl.... 

J. B. Nesscll, 1 „. 

Joliu Leviimtou, Petroi l, Mich. 

ft. R. Taylor, Suiumerficld, 0. 
L. N. Stratton, Syracuse, N. Y. 
N. Cullender, Green Grove, Pa. 

Linus -..'h it leudeu, Crv-.o.i! L.ikc. it:. 

F. LInrU,s, Polo, 111. 

J. Ii. IWirJ Grceu.ille. IV 

V ii. McCorndek, Pnueel, 

C Wii:,mi-. A..u=ok,[ri... 

J. L. Uarlow, B 

Hev, K.John,. 

Jo.iiah Met 

C. I<\ I[:l« 

, Mm/,,- 

:on, Ind. 
;ci|rhts, N. ' 
Faucv Creek,' W 

A New 



must be cured, 1 think," said 
day; "for he never drinks 
of that horrible medicine." 
i was truly cureu . — Good 

To thcEiltU.r »f1h- Boston Press. 

Deak Sir: — I have just returne 
from an excursion into the western bo 

rences which 1 met with may nol b 
uoioterestine w your readers, I subm 
a sketch for your consideration. 

In the summer of 1830 I wrote 
course of lectures on the Bible whic 
1 have since delivered in various place; 
a gentleman. 

i Willia 


, WiL 

tioned by the able, worthy and vener 
able President of the College to delive: 
my whole course at that place, ant 
proffering me the College chapel for 
the purpose. I went accordingly, but for 

my lectures nt the Congregational ni-el 
'ng house, of which the Rev.Mr.Grid- 
ey i? pastor, to numerous and respect- 
able audiences. But wishing to extend 
the sphere of my usefulness in a 
good and hallowed cause, as well 
as lo make the best use of 
my time in other respecls, I made 
an arrangement to deliver my lectures 
at the churches of North Adams and 
Willia ma town alternately. To facilitate 
this arrangement, the Kev. Mr. Grid- 
ley of Williamstown gave me n letter ol 
introduction to R"-v. Mr. Yeomans. oi 
North Adams, who politely offered me 
the use of hie pulpit. I went to North 
Adams, agreeably to this arrangement ; 
on Monday the 1 lib of July, and at the 
hour appointed, commenced tbe deliv- 
ery of my first lecture to a numerous 
and respectable audience of ladies aud 
gentlemen. But in the meantime a 
body of FreemaionB and their deluded 
''jacks," perhaps a hundred, more or 
less, brought up a small field piece, 1 
believe a sis- pounder, with a drum, or 
drums, iifes, etc. They planted the 

lilar c 

North Adams was threatened, and 
was advised by the venerable Oongi 
gationa) clergyman of that place n 
to attempt lecturing. 
L am, dear sir, yours respectfully. 

Solomon Sopthwick. 

S u Ik, ii nt inn Letters Received fre 
Dec. 5l)i to 17th, J87B. 

Jas Andrus, J Alexander, R Ar 
strong, G F Albrecbl, R Andrews, 
K Alwood, F W Allen.A Alexander. 
C Allaben, J Alderman, S Agnew, 
P Barnes, J W Baldridge, C A Blant 
ard, (2) .1 M Bishop, J R Barr, A 
Bancroft, S Baylea. J S Baldwin, J 
Baker, P Bruce, C Barnett, J B!ou 
Geo Bristol, A E Breckeundge, 
Bingham, Mary A Bedell, Aniau 
Banks, E A Baiter, S M Bull, John 
Breden, G W Black, R Berry, A J Bab- 
cock, Bickford, Mary Clow.C Croul, 
W N Coffman, P Clark, J L Condon,. 
Cowley, Rev A Coleman, W C Coode: 
L Clapp, M Cushman, John Crabs 
Mrs Z E Churchi:!, D Cover, W J Ca 
ter, T B Oalton, B Chalfant, Thi 
Chalfant, Thus Clark, A Carlton, C i 
Damon, J A Davis, C S Doolitlle, 
Dodd, Thos Dumps, P J Dill, E P Em- 
erson, P Erwin, E Ensign, Jc 
Finley, A L Fox, J M Fry, D T Ft 
ham, A J Ford, J Fov- John Ferrie 
Fuller. A B Gorham, E I Griunell 
C Garber, E J Goorley, M Good, Geo 
Grove, Thos Gibbs, B Gould, Johr 
Glen. S P Hoy, A Higgm,, Clou 
Howard, E J Hayes, W H Haakin, M 
A Harrison, V B Hyland.H H Hinman, 
E H Hunting, Clark Harris, John Hi- 
ner, Win Hargrove, J Harver, H Hurl- 
hut, Asa HaakinB, H Hubbard, J PHol 
brook, J S Hickman, J F Hollieter, H 
B Johns, A J Jenkins, Danl Jones, Eld 
J Jackson, D Kirkpatrick, Mrs L Knap- 
t'enuerger, Win Lewis. A. [ Luudeuback, 
K Lanm'r.p, A H Law, Wtr Longwell, 

u Mcln 




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Dr. John C. Emery ofRacino Co., Wis. 




Walsh's Review of Freemasonry, 


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"In Secret Have 1 Said JYothiTlQ 


VOL III. NO 12. 


WHOLE NO. 116 

The Christian Cynosure. 

So. 11 Wabusli B.Y8ane, Chicago. 

Is Separate L'olillcnl Action ' 

My a 

tentior has 

been repeatedly 

thie subject, 

until I feel that 

ad vocal 

, i am called upon 

to show 

e be any, why 

the affir 

oative of llri 

question should 

be take 

, The wri 

er of this article 


to that o 

rtion of Christ's 

h^ be. 

army which in 
the sturdiest opponent of that foul 
iod of church and stale, from wl 
has sprung the major part of tbe t 
borne by men during the paet 1 

cry of "Union of church nod state, 
a trumpet call ''To Arms." 1 ni 
hear it, without having roused wil 
me all the combaliveni-es lying la 
in my nature; and I am ready to 
bist even unto blond striving aga 
thiB sin. But there are bo many f 
prophets go 


into the w 

elect, that 1 feel called upon I 
consideration of prudence, 
the spirit* whether they are 
or deceived, and thus witting! 
wittingly assisting in di-ceivioj 

Should it be asked here "what if he 

nndt find in existence, a party which 

will allow him to carry out his relig- 

the same time his political 

," then I say let him join 

himself, and make one — 

just what in the fear of God we arc 



[ Const 

.-,! with 


that dem-min 
Free Melhodi 
for God against all the recognized 
lorms of sin, aud especially against 
secret societies, I have felt to say, 
■■God bless the Free Meibodisle I" Now 
when they eiect a banner againat the 
political action contemplated, on which 
is emblazoned, ''This is union of church 
and state," 1 ,as s Baptist, and a "dyed 
in the wool" antagonist of such a union, 
am bound to come to a halt and exam- 
ine anew the field on which 1 propise 

The editor of the Free Methodist 
says of our contemplated political ac- 
tion, "The teal may be commendable, 
but we think it similar to that of Con 
stantiue. when be united church aud 
state." And again; "These efforts to 
join the arm of political power, with 
the Christian tffort for the purpose of 
religious and moral n form, are iden- 
tical in principle with union of church 

Now if our purpose, as Anti-ma- 
sonic reformers, poluiol and religious, 
is fairly tet forth in the above extracts 
then I'll have none of it. That our 
good Bro. Bailey is honeni in view and 
expression, I have not the least doubt. 
Let me stand whore lie does, and see 
principles and rehults us he Bees them 
and I am with him to the, death, if 
need be. But 1 believe from his words 
as quoted above, that he misconceived 
our aim", and has not fully taken into 
his view the whole of our work. He 
looks upon tho end aimed at as solely 
'moral and religious.' Here lies the 
gist of the question. Is Masonry with 
its litters of ravening whelps, a purely 

: Of 1 

md I will 

know Mavonry for what 

better. Sad experience haa taught us 
— is teaching us — that Masonry with 
its satellites, is a mighty political en- 
gine sapping the very foundations of 
our civil liberties; while as a false and 
heathen religion it is undermining the 
pillars of Christianity. 

carries with it corresponding duties and 
responsibilities. The citizen ismpoc- 
sible to God and humanity for the re- 
sults of his actions as a citizen. If he 
be a Christian, he ought to feel him- 
self under God's law. Whether, therc- 

. ye* 

r drink, 

the gbry of God." and 

obey that law at the ballot box, as well 

When a Christian finds that the 
clrim- of his political relationship, are 
such as to compel him to ignore his re- 
ligious action, or in other words to di- 
vim e hia religion and his politics, then 
he is bound by his highest obligations 
to abstain from such political action. 
To go further in that direction is to 

and the best inter- 

of which he is a 

;n. But shall he or may he throw 

.11 political action f No, If it be 

right for him to act aa a citizen at all, 

it is his duty so to act. But in all his 

the Christian. If 

the political party with which he has 

•orrupt that he 

his Chridtianity, he must leave it and 

s of th- 



ell as the 


Uy, < 

i the 

mbition for place 
urselves driven I 
native. This, or 
i ol God and hun 
zens, by ceasing t 
aly doors opet 


innot longer innocently vote wit' 
ther of the parties now dominatin 
ie country; because they are hot 
ader the control of those secret soc 
ies, we feel it ourduty in every legit 

: way to oppot 


general, and rarely 

ticket, has been put bef"« 

public for years, which has been 

ne or more names of personi 

belonging to the secret fra' 

tly dia 

ted, however hone 
the oath-bound 

whether in harmony with, or oppos 
ights and interests of gove 
the individual subjects tho 
of. The history of the endeavors 
he state of New York to ferret c 
n d pumuli the murderers of Willi. 
Morgan, furnish painful evidei 

the t 



ry then laughed the power of govern- 
to scorn. It defies all power to 
its progress to-day. It holds 
■igns of political power in its 
bloody hands; and "judgment is turned 
iway backward, and justice standetb 
ifar off; for truth is fallen in ihealreet, 
aud rquily cannot enter." 

Every vole given to these parties, 
to elect to office the minions of the 
lodge, helps to perpetuate the evils un- 
der which we are groaning, and to fos- 
ter political corruption, and crime. 
Have 1, or any of u«, longer a duty in 
this direction! Can it be my duly as 
a citizen to vote up that which 1 feel it 
my duly to pray dowut These ques- 
tions answer themselves To longer 
act with either of the great parties, as 
now constituted, compela the Anti-ma- 

Christian. This u to make a man 
falae lo God, his country, and himself. 
In every man the Christian should 
dominate the citizen, and not the lat- 
ter the former, 

I take the ground then, that 

is the duty of Anti-masons, unless they 

-ould ei'hei 
nt.rely, or 

■ith lliur C 

rising of the citizens of this country, 
to stay the encroachments of the lodge 
upon the body politic, and ere long 
the government of the people v. 

iant. and i9, therefore, under 
It discards grace, and stands 
rit alone. It has no "foun- 

led for sin and for unelean- 


make them whi 
Lamb." It hai 

and appears in 


rise that which leading Mi 
confessedly aspiring and conspiring 
for, that which they call "The Holy 
Empire," a combination of reli 
with the state, the foulest the n 
has ever seen. Before this coming 
••Empire," already reachi ng 

grasp the scepter, 
liberty will be driv* 
ihey now occupy 
world — to die dishc 
of the toils of deer. 

i from the throne 
o the joy of tb< 

jrioreu by the hands 

poliBtn now in 

■s. In thenai 

religion, and a 

I call upon 

from present party relal 
is in separate political aci 
great duty of the present ti 

Our whole argu 
conclusion, and the 

It is a damnable religion. The 
Scriptures tench that the denial of the 
Lord Jesus Christ is a damnable heresy 
(2 Peter il. 1-3). "But there were 

irophets, a'sn, am:>ng the people. 

IB there shall be false teachers 

I you, who privily (in the secrecy 
lodge) ehall bring in damnable 

es, even denying the Lord that 
bought them, and bring upon themselves 
wift destruction. And many shall 
oilow th-ir pernicious wayafas it has 

> pasf), by re 
truth (individ 

of whom the 


SB ) 

Il be evil spoken of. And through 
itousness shall they with feigned 
da make merchandize ol you (doing 
-fiit« mptible secrets in parcels and 
ng them at fc'26 dollars apiece), 
lit.* judgment now of a long time 
and their damnation 
" Judgment is in pur- 

lingereth n> 
of thesi 

, the. 

on, that light is cu 
If I had 


than light, 
id spoken unto then 
but now they h 
nry 1 


iow leading away thousands from 
the church, and from the paths of vir- 
y asBociation with the intemperate, 

blindfolded and haltered down the 
road which leads to the chambers of 
rnal death. And it will lead all who 
put their trust in it to eternal damna- 
"Hc that believeth not shall be 
?d," though he were the grandest 
high priest of the grandest lodge on 
"He that believeth not the Son 
not Bee life, but the wrath of God 
abideth on him," and will abide on him 
forever, unless he turn from his evil 
Masonry "hath both seen aud 
hated" Christ and the Father. "But 
r man love not the Lord Jesus 



Freemasonry is, therefore, a datnna- 
>le and damning religion. It crucifies 
■the Son of God afresh, aud puts him 
o an open ehame," by sotting aside 

nd grace. Il knows no "surety of a 
better covenant, " nor, indeed, any 

e in the Mood of the 
no High Priest .who 

ran by his own blood. 

the presence of God, 
and adds much incense to its prayers. 
Itfl "high priests" are taken from 
among men, and have infirmity, (some 
of them being infidels, drunkards aud 
whoremongers), and they 
of the order of Aaron nor Mi/!c)iieei.,-c, 
but, Jikt'lJereboBin's.lhey are thepriesti 
of the "calves and of the devils." 

ludes Christ 

tho point of crucifying his Sav- 
r afresh and putting him to an open 

We have devoted our 
lis discussion to Freema. 
nd;ieft other secret orderi 
nd lo the claims of Freen 
> rivalry i 

of the 


-nry only 

God and man, the man Christ^ Jesus." 
We have done so for the reason that 
we prefered to 'fight only with the 
king.' Secret societies, whether an- 



and all who I 

nry denies and e 


excluded from 

■ ilimtii 

■ as worthy," nor "st 
' gins mingled with fii 
he tree of life which i 
the paradise of God," 

crystal, which proceedelh 
hronc of Ood and 
eae Masonic builders n 
on which the Lord hath 
Christ is to them a" 
and a rock of offense 
d at that stumbling si 

b they are proud 


nit - 

vill be found 
the "sani 

of depraved reason and perverted 
Scripture; and when the rain of w 
descends, and the uaoda ol judge 
ime, aud the winds of vengeance! 
nd beat upon it, it will fall, aud great 
ill be the fall thereof, and great 
<■ I he i'.itijiiislimi'int and. dismay of 
lose who are found in it, and of somt 
ho stand admiringly on the outside o 

Free masonry i s therefore, ' 'incon 
stent with the spirit of Christianity, 
jd church members ought not to havt 
llowship with such associations"^. 
. Testimony, Art. 15th). Suppose w< 
raw a picture. The Christian pro 

.■nli Cli.-i 

lake fa 

wherever he goes. And Christ has 

promised to be with him, and not for- 

safcejhim. He concludes, however, he 

Id like to become a Mason. Wea- 

with the company of the profane 

ugh the excellent of the earth), he 

;s to associate with the "household 

of faith" in the "sacred retreat of the 

lodge." Tired of the darkness which 

he find* in the church and in ihe world, 

he longs for that "moral and intellect- 

:ht" which shines only in the Ma- 

He is asked, Who 

mes there! A poor, 
, profane believer in 
>ping in intellectual 

lo guide his steps, 
i path which leads 
n who gives duty 
lay be a Christian 
of divinity, yel this 
ich is put into his 
is thia you hold by 
Jhriat, my Saviour, 
lim. We all meet 

here *upon a level;' ou 
theism,' the relig 
en agree.' But I r 
let go my Saviour, andai 


t like < 

,e) Well, 
ter with ] 

forsake \ 

, if he v 


ules of our order as to lay aside his 
rown, put off his royal rohes, and yield 
ip his Bcepter, take on no aira of su- 
periority, but sit. meekly down by the 
oflUbbiBen Israel, Mohammed, 
Confucius and Joe Smith, he may 
nein. Christian passes 
bul does his Saviour go with himi 
If this Christian would turn about, as 
lers the door of the lodge, would 

i hall of l 


one god hath begotten them. Free- 
masonry is a king among ihose of mod- 
ern dale, or (to change th* gender) the 
mother of the whole brood. They 
have all been conceived in the Bame 
baleful and teeming womb, have sucked 
the same breasts and been dandled on 
rise one of 

i the a 


these orders and the whole de 
What appears under difieren 
indeed but oneaystem of enmity again i 
';be mystery of godliness' as it is rt 
vealed in the gospel, and centers in th 
person of Jesus Christ. And when tl 
head of this lengthened serpent is e 
fectually bruised, the tail will die indu 

'■Thine hand, Lord Jesus, shall fin 
out all thine enemies; thy right hand 
shall find out those that hate I 
Thou shall make them as a fiery 
in the lime of thine anger; the Lord 
shall swallow them up in hia wrath, 
and the fire shall devour them. . . 
Be thon exalted, Lord, in thine own 
strength; ao will we sing and praise thy 

Another Yoke against tho Lodge. 

Among the journals which speak 


up-iii her illustrious 
Phillips in 1837 spoke a word mFan- 
euil Hall in favor of freedom and in 
denunciation of the murder ofLovejoy, 
and henceforth Harvard ceased to rec- 
ognize him, though one of her moBt 
accomplished graduates. Proscription 
for advocacy ol the right and for de- 
nunciation of tho wrong ia as likely to 

come from the hat 
erature, and refinen 
other quarter. 
learning may bo full 

i from 

hi'i V ling 
An Inglorious Defense. 

ton is there effected J" — Address to 
People of ifastachusttto, 1833. 
rhe acniiBatinn of the great Btates- 
n sweeps along with it the defense 
up by this writer,hkea squadronof 
airy which swoops down on an incau- 
jb trooper and coup-da him to swell 


ranks. It hai 


nth i 

the able organ of the Reformed Church, 
published at Cincinnati, the Christian 
World, whose voice has been bo uni- 
formally for tho good and against evil, 
he last number of the World or 
the following editorial under tht 
head "Secret Societies:" 

■Speaking of_the Legett case in par- 
ticular, the Springfield (Mass.) Ilepub- 

m embraces the opportunity to say 

We shall get over secret societies 
getting over a good many 

We shall get c 

1 of Lin ir )i 

■ din 



that the leading secret societies are, ii 
practical workings, esi-'ulidly d,- 
True, a few Old Testament fig 
ind incidents are made use of, bu 
id that everything is negative 
The religion of Jesus Christ is not rec 
agnized, much less taught in them 
lundredsof their members believe ii 
Lie supremacy of these societies fo 
ie salvation of their souls, and ar 
ius led to despise the regularly appoint 
d means of grace. It is a myster; 
'hy men who have correct views o 
Christianity should lend their influent 
sns whose inevitable ten 

and limit th 
y, aye. a 

he fourdalions 

.usefulness of the Christ- 
It is a still greater mjs- 
arked inconsistency, thai 
n who are forever holding up the 
linaucesand institutions of the church 
1 the ne /'las ultia •■{ her advantages 
i, with perhaps equal zeal, aiding 
and abutting societies, healhen in origin 
id infidel in tendency. 
The foregoing ia plain, outspoken 
truth, worthy Ihe utterance of the or- 
gan of the Reform. d Church — belter 
known to some of cur readers as the 

table question of secret i 
Truly in tho above trumpet 
lain sound. — Tefescq/ie. 

Caution* Conservatism. 
The unpopularity of the Abolit 

. Ihoi 


comprise tin- age profiling that 

-. Harvard never mustvred cour 

em'ueh to confer tho degree of L. 

L.D. on Charles Sumner till the year 

850, though he graduated at that 

rly thirty years before.,- ami 

ahead of 1 

ing that dogre 

societies, has couched his lane 
rushed into the columns of the Trib 
um. The charming simplicity 
which he uncovers his weak at 
hia antagonist, "and his own n 
sciousnes3 of the exigencies c 
cause, make one feel pity, and i 
of shame in attacking nira. , Having 
declared that "nearly half of the 
hers of college faculties, if not a 
proportion, at least in New En^ 
were in their college days, members of 

I will a 

is," he 

to the prizes, honors, etc, taken hei 
during the last year, first premisin 
that Amherst is not an exception 
college in this respect, and lhat aagood 
if not a better showing in favor of 
secret societies could he made on anj 
of the last thirty years' honors Tb< 
last catalogue of the college issued ii 
November, 1872, contained the name 
of 'JUS students, of whom about 12l 
were connected with secret orjaniza 
lions, while the remaining 142, o 
more than one-balf, were eilher mem 
bera of tho anli-.ecret society or o 
none. The number of prizes given bj 
the college was 40; the number taken 



the whole nu 
of all the pri 

prising less than one-half of the college 
e than three- fourths of 
er given. The valm 
given was $1,164, o 
siety men took $958 
ass than one-fifth of 
it, for the element em 
an one-halfthe college. 
i not enough, I migh' 

en las 

at of the first fifteen 
the last comm-ence. 

a Phi Beta Kapp f 



hat The Amherst Student and 
college publications have been 
founded, supported, and almost wholly 
edited hy the same element; that from 

dement are selected the orators 

poets of the different classes, &c. 

ad infinitum." 

ie* not the writer know that this 
is the very objection urged against all 
irtilioial "fraternities," that they draw 
in undue proportion of social distinc- 
tions and advantages to their members 
o the disadvantage and injury of oth- 
t men. The discovery that Freema- 
ons, though a small minority of the 
vliole people, held a large majority of 
he effices in the gift of the peopl 

b of the 



ad to sit in the General Court. Of 

iese, one thousand may be Masons. 
o„tun bad last year sixty-three mem- 
ers in the House. Of these by rela- 
ve proportion of numhers. there should 
;tve been six,or at most seven Masons, 
!ow many were there? Nearly thirty, 
. . In the county of Worcester. 
lere are say ten thousand citizens eli- 
ible to the Senate. One tenth oflbat 
umber may be Masons; — one member 
i tho Senate would be more than their 
proportion of 

like the 

Now if the 

ns of Worcester county were 
atricians of ancient Rome, an 
nobility, exclusively eligible 
i the Senate, what would be 
the difference of the result from that 

ur charge lhat the college fra- 
?b, by introducing an organized 

nd control the bestowment of 

irded by the faculty. 

hould be allowed to exist and operate 

Ur. Guthrie and Hugh Miller. 

A writer In the Sunday Magazine, 

the integrity of the celebrated Scotch 
geologist. When, as at present, defal- 
cations in public fundsjare being brought 
lo light it is cheering to contemplate 

r Dr. Guthrie 

i tell- 

greatly perplexed about Hugh Miller. 
The harassing work of editorship of 
the Witness newspaper — nvTe than 

ried on by him alone with literary and 
scientific laborsoftlie most arduous kind. 
The two were interfering with one an- 
other, the whole burden of them tell- 
ing seriously upon his health and spir- 
its. A lucrative situation in a publio 
office had just been offered to him, 
which he was hesitating to accept. Dr. 
Guthrie, who doubtless had a large 
share in getting him the offer, was 
greatly concerned about this, no 
only from the desire that Mr. Miller 
might be relieved from all mere literary 
drudgery, and left free to follow bJBown 
chosen paths, but from a kindly care 
for his family now growing up around 
him — an ample provision for whom it 
aeemed so unreasonable to reject. That 
we might bring our united influence to 

■ upo 



uree of 
gather in my 

go afterwards to the agent of the Mar- 
ilbane, (by whom the of- 
fer bad been made,) who was fully io- 

ould t 


ioli about 



s oESce. His explanation was 
and full, and, as it seemed to as, 

perfectly satisfactory. No other respon- 
sibility was to be incurred than what is 


ubli.' funct 

we, by our questions, were 
ng out this explanation. Miller 
i.-nt with li"'i<i inclined and down- 
)ok, as usual. He asked but the 

single question: 

Would I be responsible for all the 

public moneys that passed in ihe course 
i year, through that office!" 
f course," was the reply, 
e said nothing more, and we 

fondly hoped that he would accept. 



» Well." said Dr. Guthrie, "you are 

Miller gathered himself up audstood 
■ect, •• I find," he said, "lhat lately 
my memory has been failing. I osn- 
ust it as once I could, and no 

We poured all kinds of arguments and 
emonslrauces in upon him. He stood 
s the rock stands among tho billows, 
itterly unmoved. As ihe two men, he 
nd Dr. Guthrie, stood fronting one 
■nother upon that pavement, which 
vas most lo be admired, the overflow- 
ings of brolherly kindness in one, the 
ueBs, nay sti rnmsa ol principle in 
her f Miller, we may bu all quick 
, was wrong, but was ihere an- 
other man in Scotland who, in such 
[stances, would have rejected 
n offer upon such aground. — Sun- 
day Magazine. 


The Christian Cynosure. 

I hicuiii), I hnr.ihiy, -Inn 

We Wish All tin- Readers of the Cyno- 
sure, Olil and Young, n Happy, Uaorul 

Tho greni trouble with us nil is that 
we do not lake time for soberly consid- 
ering the effect of tbe work that we are 
doing as regards the past and the fir 
lure. It is well to meditate at the ap- 
propriate time bo that when the timt 
for action comes then; will be no falter 

the Cynosure was large cnoug 
print every one of them and we c 
■ lly thank those faithful nnd holy men 
id women who have walked weary 
miles and have sharpened every thought 
' >ping thereby to extend the cireula- 
>n of the paper. 

We siiy to nil those who read the pa- 
per weekly and approve it,but go about 
various occupations making no 
st effort to extend the principles 
they approve: 

Up! Let all the soul within you 



naturally di 

il wort comprising iinUi.-i lb it head 
Animal meetiog^ nl the Ni 

A t .,„., 

' labors or tb' General 
Han Cynosure and the 
work of the organs of the churches, 
cluding.also the work of the Christian 
Stat'-Miwn ; th« 
oonaiy ;n. J tow) 

Wuhout au aim we will accomplish 
nothing and the 
briefly, to save the prect 

It is impossible to briny a clean thin 
out of an unclean and if the hearts < 
men are full of unsubdued depravity 
aud if they are unable to discriminate 
between true and false religion, be- 
tween a Christian and a pit-run country. 
the mercy of God will allow thi 
make a full aud terrible demonstration 
of that fact and theu destroy them as a 
nation and as a Christian church. 

So, clearly, our first duty is prayer- 

Are we lollowing C 
beam cast out of our awn eye? 

.' l-e'-p tbe Wiihli'iib lm)\ i Do 



■ World- arc • !]iiri:iii- r li'-nvi-ii hj; 

Thou ham lmtan]i..urto light. 
N-.u th- blazoned ero S . unfohliuG, 
On I right onward for the right.' 1 
We think that the Anli-maeomc ek- 
ent in the United Stales should be 
■presented in the great Centennial 
Exhibition to be open for seven months 
Philadelphia in 1 876. Arrange- 
ments are every day being made for 
great national exhibition. Two 
Fira is a short time for us to prepare 
anything worthy of the causa w< 


we do? How shall 
wish all of our read. 

■ thoughts on tins .ul-j. 

the Christian Slatesnia, 
get their meetings at Pittaburgon Feb. 
and 5. Tbe^elescope, The Wesleyan, 
The Free Methodist, Watchman an' 
Reflector, The Rational Banltst, tl 
United PreBbyterian and many othi 
papers are dang a great and good 
work for the church in 

Of the State, County and Town work 
as well as of all the other departments 
read from 

irch tht 

Scriptures? ""Have we, with God's help 
removed from our hearts the last fibre 
of that root of all evil, the love of mon 
ey) Do we always speak the exac 
truth? Are we -'providing things hon 
est in the sight of all men," ourselvei 
included! Do we keep the Golden 
Rule! Do we, in all respects beep the 
body, its appeLites and passions, under) 
Do we exercise to the utmost extent 
of our ability that charity which is the 
bond of perfectness, loving God with 
every moral, mental and physical pow- 
er he has given us and our neighbor, 
every neighbor as we love ourself? Do 
wen-commend religion in our private and 
public life? 

hearts; and a 

era are b-.-auug in '-ill p iri. 
try, from Canada, Mai 

and California on. the West and South, 
this will be a national anti-secrecy work, 
a positive, personal end radical promot- 
ing of the nrinciples which underlie our 
opposition to tbe secret orders. 

After attending to this home efforl 
which is within The reach of all of up, 

And we close c 


let i 


other agencies in this An 
ment. The Nations! Anniversary meet 
iDg will be held in Syracuse, commenc 
inn Tuesday, Jane 2nd ., and will ad 
journ on Thursday, June 4th, for a Na 
tional Political Mass Meeting. Praj 
for these meetings and do all you cai 
to have your locality represented a 
them. Collect all the fads and statist 
ics concerning the secrecy and aulisecre 
your locality and seni 

i than 

The work of lecturers is constantly 
opening new fields, which are calling 
for help in the shape of a weekly Cy- 
nosure. We wish allparents.whoread 
this article and have lirigbt, enterpris- 
ing hoys and girls who want to earn a 
little money, would tc II their children 
that for every dollar they get in sub- 
scriptions to the Cynosure the publish- 
ers will give them twenty cents. We 
wish we could turn out a whole army 
of agents lo work on every possible oc- 
casion thiB winter for tbe paper. Hav- 
ing adopted the- cash system it will re- 
quire great vigilance on our part and 
the persistent co-operation of our 
friends to Beep the Cynosure even from 
losing ground. 

The paper, our readers will rejoice to 
know, is now entirely out of debt. But 
a large amount of money must come in 
at this, its harvest lime, fur we will 
odebt during the long hot 


U1S--H if p.u-isi 

ly dwindle. 

Will you no 
ble) If not, can you instruct some 
trustworthy young men or women or 
children in the way to work for the 

1 the mi Yoi 


until every family within at I 
miles of your home, a Sunb 
journey, has been 

We have one or 
■very county (ex- 
1 the state of New York 
similarly scattered in oth- 
er elates. Do yon not want every 
county in tbe whole United Suits pur- 
ified by tlu sentiment- pu.mulg.ited in 

for Lhe Cy 

cept eight) in 
and thei 


by tlu 

The i 

■e, to work everywhere 
ug books and taking suh.vripn-nis. 
mreto send none but those who 
trustworthy into the work, and theu 
.aiu them. Every 
aud doctor ought to read the Cy: 

livery farmer who has heard of Buch 
tome a* a grange ought to read tt 
paper for 

citizen, bis eulogist does not name it. 
In this obituary of Moore the eulogist 
sneers at Mr. Greene as "the High 
Priest of Anti-msBODry." and speaks ol 
nti-masonic discipline with bilter- 
,nd contempt. We shall soon be 
: the writer's judgment will be 
ed. The preservation of Mr. 
Greene, David Bernard, Gerrit Smith, 
and other veterans, is wonderful. We 
they may be permitted to meet us 
raeuse next June, the month of 
s. They will soon be where 

Wesifield and their 

Resolved, That the Committee 

judge that at least $1,01)0 should be 

used for lecturing purpoBes in the state 

of Wisconsin during the year 1874; 

id the state agent, Rev. H. H. Hin- 

iu, is hereby instructed to use all 

suitable efforts by public contributions, 

especially through private solicit a- 

to obtain pledges for the above 

mentioned amount. 

Resolved, that we learn with great 
leaaure that our New York State aux- 
has undertaken the support ■ 


Six thousand men are said to ha- 
en in their names at officer, ope 
ed by tbe leaders of tbe working mf 
-f Chicago, who claim to be out of ei 
nloyment and needing bread. And tl 
Tribune says that the proper method 
of dealing wiili thi-. ru.iss of hungry It 
borers is the problem of the hour. Mil 
ery, though the fruit of sin, has a valt 
claim to compassion, and hunger i 
misery. But bankrupts in the bus 
ness of life, like financial bankrupt' 
should be held to give account of the 
assets; «nd the laborer's assets are h 

-.ball-d , 



drilled by a set of a 
lose word they crov 
b or processions. 
ar or so after the gre 
sly bif 

of all kindi 

cago. For a considerable period c 

ters, etc., had five dollars per day 
abuut tilVen hundred dollars per y 
piid promptly from the capital wl 
flowed in to rebuild the burnt c 
What, has become of ili-m- earning* 

Most of the 6000 laborers, if not alt of 
them to a man, are members of 
more infidel clubs and eecret so 




any of them, soft-handedjr 

of lei 

who : 

- did 

they 1 


have doc 

lount of good it 
speut upon the Cynosure. Will you 

do all you can to prevent the continu- 
ance of this waste? 

Looking 1-Tward joyfully to a year 

of self-denying, successful work for 

Christ and his kingdom, we are your 

friends and cc-laborers, 

Ezra A. Cook & Co., Publishers. 

ons from college faculties 
ieties. These will be pub 
■arly day. 

; of Yates City Lodge, (III.), These 
ters reveal much ed tlu- opera- 
b lodge system, and aie re- 



3d. A department v 
ati 1, opened for the nit 
prayer sagtjested in late editorials, lor 
wbnh any item-, of encouragement tt 
prayer are requested. 

4ib. A department for the Anniver 
sary, where will he found suggestion! 
topics for d'srii-ision. management, 



• ■gisiauires, political 

To lie S" and tu thV'uf'W 

ieuce" departments we v 
.,nd correspondents lp>m all over t! 
country, who shall send short lettei 
n.-wspaper clips, etc., and thus enliven 

the I'jiu 

ind aid the reform. 

Tub National An 
for June 2d. next. 
Committee decided that the opening 
session should be held on Tuesdi 
evening, with a preliminary devotional 
meeting in the aften 
In lhe meanwhile let there be no delay 
in appointing ib-l- g::i>-s from every 
iary association and every church whose 
HjinpathiZ'Ts ure with lhe relori 

Hon. Sam'l D. Grkbnb writ 
very interesting letter. He sen 
box of printed matte 

history of the Morgan struggle, in 

old (80), and 
Tea," replied 
: 1 shall fi'bt 

ich ll 

man said to him; ,( S 
fighting Masonry yel?" 
Mr. Greene, "while II 
the cause of the po 

ness under the cross, ; 

is my Saviour 
s us an obituary 
ol'CbarleH W. Moore, clipped from tbe 
Boston Journal. This Moore b lauded 
through as entire column of the Jour- 

.-. It 


work, if 

day's bread honestly acquired. One 

the chief speakersof the Chicago labi 

e iB the well known son of 

nfidel preacher, banker a 

bankrupt, who has never "labors 

.irking with his own hands," and has 


a the 

e laborers. These m 
ipulate the working n 
: cattle in Block-yards; and 
Darnings of the men 

The initiation fees alone of these 
thousand laboring men, into a Ma80 
lodge, would cost the sum of three 
hundred thuTS'iii'l dollars; a sum e 
quale to feed eyery member of tl 
f.mul'ej until bpring. And if tbe t 
spent by these 0000 poor laborers 
grog Bliops could be ascertained and 
add-.-.L duuo.ieij il would swell 

than half 


;e the fire. And it is 
one hundred and fifty 
, published in tbe Chic; 

the wolf of wai 



Hire neniug. [burnt' of tin. in) in di-i* 
bowel the Relief Society in the etyh 
Masonic oaths; supply their Tamil 
aud send the bills to the Mayor of their 
own choosing, that the city property 
holders may pay them. 

The case is just this. In a large 
family nf noya, lhe prodigal sons, hi 
ing Bpiiat their living with harlots, co: 
back on the thrifty and virtuous me 
ber.-* of the family, and threaten them 
unless they consent lo a division of 
property; which process begun, 
be repeated, till in a little while there 
would be no property to divide, 
hunger of starving people, mi 

removed, Chicago must hecomea 

Tns State Lkotoki 
lengthy and serious 
be meeting of the En 

; General Agen 

-. of the work ai 

u c?one without lb-' financial aid 

■ adopted: 

!! Mi"|.|j,.d ,i 
it, Rev. J. 
,nd par 

the labors of 

Iviggina, in thi 

in < [ft-i'iing the state and c mnij org 
izationB. We instruct our General Age 
t" correspond with Mr. Ki^gina touching 
tbe pledges made for lecturing purpos 
es in Indiana and report the result t 
this committee: and we request lb 
officers of the Stale Assutiuiiuu to al 

very nearly. Mom 

s <•-'! 


halt which Odd-fell 
brothers for that year was returned to 
them. The balance of the brothers 
received nothing back. 

Since the payment of this amount 
is charged to the account of charity, 
these brothers of course must be reck- 
as fit subjects of charity. Is it 
little singular that a class of men 
carefully seleoled from the healthy, 
perateand well-to-do portion of so- 
ciety, and whose members are dropped 

ind that Mr. /.. Wean- 

will i 

We hope that the ei 
ile will stimulate the friends in o 

Others on Illinois and Ohio ^ 

dopted and will be published Boon 


After tbe paragraph in the Heart 
and Hand on which we commented 
o weeks since, is the following 
We shall look with interest foi 
ar's report. We desire to ae< 
many brothi 

,nd how mu< 

Miiev- purl. We beliei 

e done I Words feed i 

t the 


:sl they are very much inter- 
ested. Would really line to have ue 
blow our own trumpet as they do. 
Not content with ringing the changes 
endlessly upon the mighty gifts of 
charity which they lavished upon 
initiated among the sufferers of i 
phis and Shreveport (which afier all 
was but a meagre pittance compared 
with what Christian people outside t 
thoBe orders did and made no ado i 
tbe form of braggiug about i 1 
the secret orders even got up a flan 
ing celebration ostensibly to honor tt 
lady nurses, but really to emblazon tt 
charity of their orders in their jou 

d thus appropriate to the lodgi 

sad of I 


i all t 

t, but their 

i lodge 

tempt to steal their honors and put th 
as a halo about the brow of Odd-fellow- 
ehip. Shame, where's thy blush? — 
No, this example does not entice ub, at 
a model for imitation. Yet as Pau 
once suffered himself to become a foo 
in glorifying, we take it as a thing pos 
sibly allowable under the compulsioi 
of such towering vanity as these Odd 


xhibit. For c 

sceud to a few comparisons of facts 

Conveniently, for this, 

number of tbe Heart and Hand which 
challenges comparison contains the offi 
cial statistics of the I. O. of O. F. foi 
the year 1872. This ahowe an incomt 
of $4,291, 071,12, the whole tax imposec 
and collected, either for initiation! 
on polls or property of the order, 
whose total membership at the begin- 
ning of the present yei 



of I 

iherefore per membe: 
2 1-2 mills, to say nothing of 
ijalia, festivals, and other 
jxpenses, which would am 

es as much as the whole i 
. T/he whole cost of O 
» to the membership for 

aybeputat 817, 104,284.48. I 
jt to be wondered at therefore t 



it is simply absurd to maintain t 
Odd-fellows do, that such a burden 
can be borne and is borne by the 

bers outside of all governmental 

and expenses of living, and yet the 

i pay ju 

» much to support 
md general i 


lies as if they paid nothiog 
Forty dollars a year outside 

men of moderate means will tell c 
their ability to meet ths legitima 
claims of benevolence; will surely re 
suit in much robbing ol God in tyth< 
aud divinely appointed offerings, that 
they may meet man-imposed exat 
A drain which if stopped, or diree 
a saving's bank, or put at lawful 
es^, would nmouut in forty years 
independent endowment Tor old a 
But what (eats of charity wen 

formed with I 

s four millioi 

jns spent by the members in re 
le four? Well, 48.002 broth' 

paid $1,057,210.87, utider the 
i of relief; almost one quarter of 

;d upon the rich. And the lit- 
tle expended on <he poor man's funer- 
I, he had paid for, himself, out of his 
wn hard earnings. So with all their 
harity really there is no charity in it. 
But allow all they claim. Then wm 

ue $4,391,071.13 

to brothors $1,057,210.07 

Widowed families 171,600,08 

pay their regular dues; th 

lesB almost one in every nine of them 

retain their good standing 
paupersl I fancy I hear some C 
v exolaim, indignantly, "Thy 

paupers." Why, then, do 
pay these paltry sums and call it c 
ity t If they are not paupers they 

i subjects of charity; and if 
Gi Mibj-et-. i>l ebarity the payiuer. 

)-caIled relief is not a work of 
charity. It is a simple business trans- 

i, the mere payment of a debt, 

work of benevolence is a deception and 
hypocrisy. That some of the Odd- 
ows see and feel this is evident 
from a communication in the same uum- 
of tbe Heart and Hand from S 
shepherd one of the Past Grandi 
of the order. He says, "brothers wht 
; to receive this relief" frequently 
donate it back to the lodge. Why) 
suse other brothers do 

e do not 

(■uIlr.ld-T'-d !1 


e tliau they. 


■ declH 

i the 

benefits and poor ones decline thei 
and he asks that there be a change 
this matter, that this payment of i 
lief shall be put upon the simple ba 
of health insurance and called by 
right name. Then let those who wa 


raw the policy when it beeoir.eii due 
id let them who prefer to pay thei 
wn doctor's bills and funeral expensei 
e exempted from the lodge duei 
hich furnish the funds for such ben 


uld ha- 

lanly and honest look. But an ion 
nee policy which costs three or 1< 
irnes ils face, where are the fools 

nujt be struck from tin 
or reduced at least ninety 
Call it $100,000. 

I by paym 


i this 

should be subjected to a similar rei 
tion with the relief paid to broth 
It was bought and paid for by the I 
band in advance. It was not needed 
in a majority of the cases. Only 
small portion therefore can be properly 

But let thisstand withoutdeduction, 
Then we have orphans relieved (nun: 
ber not stated) by payment of 819 
344.72. Let that stand, though som 
of them were well supplied with fnendi 
and funds no doubt 

Then we have for advertising th> 
lodge by funeral pageants. ?'2 5 5. :*54. 15 
Now as lo these funeral pageants, w 
just remark in passing, nobody in i 
civilized and Christian community eve 
wanied decent burial, even when Odd 
fellowship aud Freemasonry wore un 

Nor would anybody be injured ii 
this regard if these orders were t< 
drop out of existence to-day. They 
usually increase the burden and 
pense of funerals to the bereaved e 
than they diminish them. Their pres 


t of hired 

mockery and offence lo sincere oneE 
The mercenary mourners imprudent!; 
crowd sside the real ones; the Christ 
leas deism impiously crowds out th 
evangelical gospel; and thus rudel; 
snatches away the Christian mourner' 
ordy consolation in those scenes wrier 
the Borrows of death encompas 
him. And all this that a false sup 
piaster may advertise itself and asser 
its superiority over alt that Is true ant 
sacred in the religion of Christ, in it 
connection with death and with eterni 
ty. If Masons and Odd-fellows prefe 

Christian churches, why, let tne deai 
bury their dead. But the church, tin 

minister,or tbe Christian, who does no 
meet their unpious intrusion into our sa 
cred solemnities with, "Get thee be 
hind me Satan," is derelict in duty. 
We see a lavish expenditure of money 
in these funeral pageants, but nothing 
that has one trait of true benevolence 
igbutabraeen and hypocrilica 
ion upon sorrow with which 


ley may have been 

And t 


benevolent woi 
Heretofore thei 

annual reports have 

ivem in the expenses 
r orphans during the 

our large cities; and these po^r chil- 
;n are not the children of our friends, 
of brothers in the church, but simply . 
the poor and friendless or homeless 
helped or perish. Per- 
chance they may bo the children of un- 
Christians, or of idle and of 
irents.or of Odd-fellows whose 
nability lo pay an endless tax, has for- 
feited their claim lo funds which in 
er days they invested in that " be- 
ilent order which now in their cal- 
ly retains their money, but ignores 
givers as a squeezed orange. But 
nakes no difference, the Christian 
society takes up the child of the 
Odd-fellow, whose poverty has sunk 

more than one third. 

uao seriously declare, 
■elief is the real objec 

-eli.'f l 

.are foi 

nly advocate so ridiculoun an absurd 
ity and can look each other in the ey 
while doings., in public and not burs 
■ghter, shows great command 
of the risible muscles. Especially whe 
perfectly ev 
dent that not more than one-tenth j 
that one. third goes to those who ai 
proper objects of charity. To speak i 
round numbers, half a million of well-t 
do men tax themselves *17, 000,000 i 
help the hundredth part of their nun 
ber of their needy friends to *15U,00t 

which the ordei 

really needy, or are at all benefited by 
what they call relief. The others 
be far more benefitted by beiug left to 
assert their real independence by helping 
themselves , investing their earnings 
for a rainy day, inatead of spending on 
Odd-lellowbhip and living from baud li 
mouth, "and thus become the depend- 

It n 

1 the 


e fifth of that amount; and 
s the least of all, 
1. Or to speak mo; 
phans get one do.lar 
revenue. The widows get 

Funerals take a little less than one 
every seventeen. Poor brothers 
ceive a fraction over one out of every 
four. While a small fraction h-si 
two out of every three goes into 
abysmal coffers of the order, to 
the crisis that shall develop the 
object of the grand conspiracy, oi 
coming of bolder and more succi 
Tweeds than him oi Blackwell' 

Thus we see that in the bestow 
of thiB vast so-called benevolent 

two parts in three are appropriated for 
hoarding and stealings; and of the 
balance the nearer the work approach- 
es to the charitable, the less the appro- 
priations, and the farther it recedes I 
this the greater the appropriation. 

to say that lb 

- than ' 

i dollai 


the last year's inci-mc of the ordei 
bestowed upon a really lit eubji 
charity, using that word in the 
of reliefer alms-giving, and tbatn 
was bestowed not upon the principle ol 
benevolence but of insurance. 

We are willing that the Odd-fellow 
should enj >y all the ■onif-rl which 
be derived from the consideration t 
of the forty dollars he spends annually 
upon Odd-fellowship, perhaps fiftj 

of the craft who is a proper object O 
such an alms. But we are not willing 
that he should be made to believe tha 
the bestowment of this crumb of at 
alms is the main or real object of Odd 
fellowship. Much less, that this much 
vaunted but really contemptible alms 
giving entitles the order to bear the 
palm in nil Christendom and jusnfi 1 
its insolent comparisons and reproacl 

r once, therefore, we accept ihi 

iiiBulling challenge of these vaunlinj 

almsgivereof 50 cents a year. ■'Sliov 

what i/oit hive done; wi-rds feed nut the 

ngry." We speak as Christians aiu 

behalf of Christians in disti'icliu 

un secret, so-called, benevolent aooie 

i. We have originated and sustain 

ed the Children's Aid Society in New 

York city, wl 

lolhing aud 

hitdren in oi 


1. 300 were furnished with good per- 





% sign of distress wo require. 
That is God's draft on all true beuevo- 
Thoy who pass this by and de- 
mand some other secret signature, dis- 
honor the cheeks of heaven and prove 

own benevolence a Bham, a coun- 

Well, heie is one item of Christian 

arity towards orphans of 101,700. 

ju may multiply ibat by twenty and 

en not exceed the amount of Cbrist- 

i alms in this country during the past 

year for this same purpose, which will 

give* 1,231 ,000 to offset your *19,- 


7. T. W, Aveling of London re- 
ported in tbo meeting of the Christian 
Alliance in New York statistics of ton 
similar organisations of Christian phy- 
lanthrophy in Great Britain which have 
raised for orphans twenty millions of 
dollars in round numbers, mostly dur- 
ing the last twenty years; and he states 
that the amount expended annually in 
his country for puip-jaes of Christian 
philantlirophy, i. e., over above what 
is paid over lo sustain Christian institu- 
tions, is not less than fifteen and a half 
millions of dollars. Set down as much 
done for Christian ph.ilautb.ropy in tho 
the United Slates and you would not 

much is done in every Christian con- 
gregation for the good of those in their 
own locality, of which no record is kept 
or report given, that exact estimates 
are impossible and the vaslness of the 
amount incomprehensible if the items 
could all be collected. Besides all this 
and of more value than all the dollars 
and cents, whether paid by Christians 
or others, is lhe fact lhat " Godliness is 
profitable unto all things" and the "poor 
have the gospel preached to them." 
Four denominations of Protestants in 
this country raise and expend annually 
more than four millions of dollars in 

preaching Lhe ' gospel 
could or would n 
tidings of salvati 


r the 


ol th-- tilings we have 
done. And we asserl, fearless ol truth- 
ful contradiction, lhat 450.000 of tne 
poorest widows in our churches actually 
paid more money during the year 1872 
lo proper subjects of real philanthrophy 
than the same number ol Odd-fellows 
paid to like subjects through that 
vaunted benevolent order. Our poor 
widows are more than equal to the av- 
erage Odd-fellow eveu in the pecunia- 
ry amount of their benevolent giving; 
and as to the real value, the genuine 
charity of their gifts more than equal 
to all the secret lodges in Christendom. 

A Nkw Volume. — A historical work 
of 240 pai;es up.>o secret societies, an- 
cient and modern, has just been issued 
from the press of Ezra A. Cook dt Co. 
The design of this book is to give a 
brief, but comprehensive outline of 
their rise, progress and character, with 
respect to tbe Christian religion and 
republican government. 

The name of Gen, J. W. Phelps 
appears upon the title page under the 
modest claim ol having edited the 
work. Whether he is considered edit- 
or or author it is evident that he has 
bestowed much research and labor up- 


in] in theori 

'nj-:c lures 

or fables, but from facts drawn from 
sources of unquestionable authenticity. 
Among the subjects treated is the 
claim of Freemasonry lo antiquity, 
which the- writer admits, if it is ad- 

of In 

' pagai 

nry. He 


lemicnl with Freema- 

i ibat any way these cou- 

ilule the only ancient Freemasonry of 

hich authentic history gives any trace. 

He then giveB the character of this ao- 

Masonry as depicted by reliable 

iaus, ancient and modern^ and 

gives an extended illustration of then 

baleful influence in live life of the ape*- 


of the 

tate Julian recorded by Gibbon. Me 
then showe the origin of Freemasonry 
in its present speculative form and fi**fl 

early part, of the 18th centuiy. He 

WmlimqLuii's Freemasonry 
laying of the 
tional capitol by Masons ; and traces the 
hiBtory of the order in the United 
States; next the history of the Free- 
mason rings; then of the Credit Mobil 
ier ring. TbtSjlasl four chapters are 
occupied with very able and inferen- 
tial discussions an to the benevolence, 

ry. We think those who have inves- 
tigated these matters most carefully 
will be interested and profited by read- 
ing this book, and those who have not 
investigated them, if they will read it 
with the love of truth in their hearts 
will afterward have no desire to have 
anything to do with secret societies. 
We hope'the work mry have a wide 

Published by Bi 
price 60 cU- 

Kotes from the Enst. — Prof. Blan- 
clHn-d'd Str-mid Lecture In Jersey 

Editor oftlie Cynosure:— 

The friends of the cause of man's 

rery and degradation of the Masonic 
ge, will be pleased to hear of any 
r ance being made upon the works of 


that I now write you such intelli- 
ce. Until very recently secrecy 
has been quite at ease in Jersey City 
and vicinity. But it has pleased God, 
'hom secrecy dishonors, to bring forth 
> the light some of the dark and darn- 
ing ways of this child of the devil, 
ome weeks ago the pastor of the Uni- 
id Presbyterian Church in this city, 
nnounced to his people that he would 
preach a series of discourses on the 
subject of "secret societies;" which he 
rdingly did. Beginning with: 1st, 
divine organizations, the family. 
Church and the State; 2d, The 
Freemasonry, its 

for a long time. And I am per- 
suaded from what 1 know of the people 
and place, it has sent a shell into the 
enemy's camp that will prove a source 
of great disquietude. We are locking 
forward with much encouragement to 
isor Blanchard's two remaining 
lectures on Dec. 2(1 and Jan. 2. of 
hich you will receive a report. Ear- 
sally enlisted in the cause of light and 
truth, Against the unfruitful works o 
darkness I remain, Youis truly, 

i A Cook & Co. 



Ita ; 


We received sad news last Saturday 

of the death of the Rev. Lewis Bailey, 
editor and publisher of the Free Mtth- 
odist. His health had for some time 
been feeble, so much bo that for weeks 
he had been constrained to give up the 
severest of his editorial duties. At the 
lime of his death he was. we learn, un- 

republican character; 0th, Its anti- 
Lian character; 6th, Its oaths; 
7th, Its crimes. It is true that few 
besides the members of the congrega- 
gation attended the discourses, but 
they appear now to have a marked 
providential connection wilh opei ing 
the batteries of light upon the citadel 
of darkness here. For while they 
leing delimed, and when it was 
town to the pastor that any help 

i the c 

P. M. wl 

are at Gnlva, III. 

ling ftbloou-vessel ruplui 
ok rapidly until 2 o'cloc 
e l"e:| asln-p in Jesus. 

page was already in ly/| 

We 1 

> th,- alia 

he opinions of Bro. Bai- 
ley will not be con&idered discourteous. 
indeed, there is reason to believe 
those opinions were homewhat modified 
in the discussion of the subject in the 
Free Metkodist and Cynosure. The 
political bearing of the reform must 
have more prayer, thought and argu- 
ment, especially in the near prospect ot 
organization for a national contest. 

— Two new journalistic enterprises 
are reported which will sustain the re- 

orm against the lodge. "Our Banner,'' 
monthly devoted to the principles of 

.he Reformed Presbyterian Churcl: 
will soon be issued from New York, 
Its motto, "For Christ's Crown ant 

t lo'Jges reprr 

s oppof 

; fort 

other abomina 
Another is tl 
a local paper 

Gentry county, Mo., 
ise thatindefntiguible 
opponent of the lodge, Bro. G. W. 
Needels, will have n large interest, 
A hearty welcome lo both these co-la- 
borers for Christian liberty. 

— Our readers will be interested to 
learn that the accomplished scholar 
and editor, George W. Curtis. Editor 
of Harper's Magazine and Weekly, has 
written an able editorial in the Maga- 
zine for January on secret societies. A 
reprint may 06 expected next week. 

— We shall endeavor also in the 
next number to give a sketch of 
a new ''order" lately added to the fam- 
ily of secrecy, the "Patrons of Indus- 

just cause, Prof. 
Charles A. Blanchnrd of Whealon Col- 
lege, Illinois, who is a hoBt in himself, 
ed and look the field in purau- 

of lectures in New York, Brook- 
lyn, Philadelphia and Jersey City; and 
the above mentioned discourses served 
mong other things to lead the people 
o consider the tubject and to desire 
'more light." So that the last night 
the 1st. U. P. Church was well filled 
both in the main audience room and 
gallery. Freemasons, Odd-fellows and 
their kin were present. And one 
ild not help from concluding from 
ihe forlorn appearange of the members 
of the ''craft" that they felt exceedingly 
uncomfortable as they sat under a con- 
* -mortal hours." 
During that time the Professor sent his 
i "thick and fast" into the body 
aoiiry and kindred orders. Ma- 
ad their sympathisers tat mute, 
though they were offered pi 
refute in a gentlemanly mannei 
nrght t 

innot attempt a discription of thi 
an only be fully appreci- 
heard, and we do appre 
We feel like lifting up oui 
head, as it were from the hidings of 
Lame that no watchman has hitherto 
iried to give the people warning. I 
nay however slate in a summary way 
lie line of thought presented by the 
lecturer, this being the f-ccond lecture 
of the course; the first was delivered in 
,he Rev, R. Armstrong's church a week 
i^o. Prof. Blatichard commenced wilh 

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rthe laborer aod artisan, aB 
the grange is lor the farmer. 

—The full and interesting reports 
from New York and vicinity will excuse 
the unusual variety of corroapondence 
"great and effectual 

iry may be derived : lBt, from 
ight,what we see Masons do a 
funerals, laying cornerstones, etc. , 2nd 

a what renouncing Ma 
it is done in the lodge 
i being equally relia 

Fill W* lid- 



first numbe 


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