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TheChristian Cynosure. 


"In Secret Have I Said JVothing."— Jaens chkibt 


VOL VI. NO. 1. 


WHOLE NO. 131 

The Christian Cynosure, 

No. 11 Wabnsti Avenue, Chicago. 

,.!'•> ■i'".-.'-'r.' -u'm'.'.MlM!!! »l, f.-l'-tml'l'llj 

Corrc-iiondcncc of the K 'cent Conven 
tlon in Ohio— Important Letters fnm 
Bishops Edwards* ami Weaver of tin 
U. B. Church. 

Lexington, III., July 29th, 1873. 
Ren. D. S. Caldwell; 

Dear Bhotueb.— Youfb of the 24th 
is received to-day. Glad to hear that 
you bo wide awake to purify the 
church from the great evil of secrecy. 
I regret that cireumstrnces prevent me 
from being with you. The sickness of 
our daughter has kept ub here a week 
longer than we expected, so that 1 
would not get to Dayton till after your 
meeting. I hope Bro. Weaver will 

My advice is: organize; circuit 
Anti-masonic paper*, hooks and Irae 
freely; encourage lecturers by Buppor 
ing them. It will coat money, tin 
and reputation; but what of it? Evei 
good thing ■ ost*. 
regular ministerial 
throw your influenet 
everywhere. But make no one thing 
a hobby. Preach a full salvation from 
alt sin by the blood of Jesus, to be had 
now by faith. Awaken ibe people to 
the necessity of living a better life. If 
possible lift them so far above the world 
and towards heaven that they will 
ecornto be led into the dark dens of 
secrecy, hood winked, and cable-towed 
and stripped at once of their clothing 
and their manhood. 1 feel that a gen- 
uine revival of the spirit of holinesB 
among preachers and people similar to 
that of the times of Wesley and Otter- 
bein is the best means of saving the 
people from becoming entangled in the 
meshes of the dark and soul-destroy- 
ing orders. May the Lord of Hosts be 
with you in your counsels and lead you 
into all truth and holiness! 

As ever, yours for a free and open 
gospel and a pure church. 

David Ed warm. 

Dayton, Ohio, \ 
July 30th, 1873. J 
Dear Brother Caldwell: — Your let- 
ter of July 25th is received. I very 
much regret that I was notinformedcl 
your meeting at an earlier day. I haye 
an engagement near Cincinnati, which, 
if I had known of your contemplated 

differently. But it is now too late. 

Permit me through this meeting to 
say to you, and the friends who may- 
be in attendance at the meeting, that I 
am in hearty sympathy 

Lord Jesus Christ is loo pur 

with the spirit of worldly orga 
and it is my deliberate opinio 

irry < 

s dir 


of' Christ's religion and at 
the same lime carry out practically the 
principles of any oath bound, secret or- 
ganizations. They are opposite. 1 *, and 
cannot be brought into harmony; and 
just bo far as these worldly organiza- 
tions incorporate sacred things into 
these ceremonies,- they are guilty of 
sacrilege; and it would be so pronounc- 
ed by every respectable theologian in 
the land. 

Let me illustrate. Take for example 
the Masonic order. Notwithstanding 
their claims and pretensions, they 

because they are composed of Jews.Mo 
bammedane, skeptics, and many othei 
wicked persons. 

Second: They are not Christian; be- 
cause every Christian organization rests 
upon Christ as its foundation. Mason- 
ry excludes the very nam-' of Christ, 
and says it is Anti-masonic to use that 
name. I find in a book now before 
me, entitled "The Craftsman and Free- 
mason's Guide." composed by Cor- 
nelius Moor, on page 216 the following 




. (juisitc iii Masonry 
i the guar I of their confidence, and 
he security of their trust. So great 
tress is to be laid upou it, that it ii 
hforced under the strongest penaltiei 
ml obligations. " Heie, then, in their 
wn language we have the foi 




principal virtue is secrecy? Notwitl 
standing which, they do make son 
pretensions to Christianity. They ha\ 
the Bible, sing hymns, and say pra; 
ers. But do they read t 


si I 

ly Mai 

phatically, No. It is 
It is a part of the 
u*ed just as any other part 
f the ceremony is used. It is a fact 

that the prayers and ceremonies of the 
often performed by wi.k--d 
Therefore, 1 repeat, that such a 


t tlnr 

s downright i 


s difficult lor me to imagine 

lOssible for any man who has 

sed into the spirit of tho 

nd adorable Redeemer to mingle ii 

niber of any such oi 



business is to preach Christ and hin 

ucified; can afford to be members o 

oath-bound organization, whos> 

incipal virtue is secrecy, and wh< 

openly say that it is Anti-masonic t< 

mystery to me. 

every thought 

that the leu 

dency of the church of Christ to-da; 

towards the world; and if there i 

e thing more than another that ii 

living the church away fruni Christ 

i- .■.]ip>r"i 


i of i 

These organizations are worldly in their 
origin, worldly in their principles, 
worldly in their spirit, worldly in their 
display, and worldly in all 

ou is a pure anq spotless thing. 
It will not mix nor mingle with any- 
thing unlike itself. It was born in 
, anil brought down to earth by 
ho spake as never man spake, 
akes of the nature of its Author. 
Its tendency is ever upward toward the 
place of its 

I the lodge- 

lb ~k> p'.i. 

has taken his religion to a place 
■t unlike the spot where the man was, 
tween Jerusalem and Jericho. He 
li must likely be stripped of very 
much of his spiritual power. 

It is time, high time, that the 
bureb of Christ should make an ad- 
ance movement. What has a Christ- 
in to do with organizations whose 
rincipal virtue iB secrecy? He has 
ot time to slop and meddle with 
lem. What need has he of their 
albs, ceremonies, and regalia! These 
re only weights to hold him down. 
nd keep him back. Every night he 
pends in a lodge-room in that "much 
me wasted. Every day he spends at 
lu-ir public gatherings is one day lost. 

is precious time. Souls are perishing 

otlun ln-aring of our ehureh-belk and 

yet many 


i record seldom are to be seen in 
ts in the sanctuary; but their 
seldom vacant in the lodge- 

fritter away their 

org'inii* ition; 
coming down for n 

uttet is fastened 
iside and outside 

What is his calling? 
Answer — To preach Chri 

here. What abou' 

1 tell you again, I kn 

with the unfruitful works of darknes 
and he has come from the pulpit 
search of light. 

scension for such a man to enu 
lodge-room; and he cannot i 
without soiling his Christian 

Lest some one miglit cliarg-- me 
misrepresenting Masonry, 1 will <[Uotc 
from the " Mystic Star" of Nov. 1 
The tir.imJ Commandery of Pen 
vauia held a meeting, and the spf 
in delivering the annual address 
" It seems to me that we are allowing 
ourselves to become loose in our inquir 
ies as to the character of candidates foi 
knighting. esp- cially as to their religioui 
belief. Permitting Royal Arch Ma 
sons to become Knight-Templars, win 
do not fully believe in the Trinity of 
the God-Head, and that Christ wa 
Son of God as revealed in the* New 
Testament. It was for this that knight- 
hood was established." Let us now 
the Mystic Star says on this 


M.iMinry : 


"It i 


eats for Masom 

ouutable. Il si 

minent Ohristia 

■■irpurated mori 
his system of Masonry than 
Masonry itself. Every true 
in feeling, in word, in actii 
solemn protest against such 
of our beloved and honest 
The moment such a seel*. 

mark, if you please, the lai 
guage of their own paper. It says, 
recognize the Christian doctrine is 
lowering of the standard of their belo 1 
d institution. To introduce the do 
rine of the Tfinity and of Christ i 
he Son of God is not only lowerir. 

the Btandai 

i the tn 


niyUiul"iM' "I" heathem 
every true Mason in feeling, 

n protect against it. You will 
- takr uoLK-e. I am m.i ^miling 
from Bernard or Morgan, but from their 


identify I 
ganization that regards it 
the standard of their ordei 
the Christian doctrine. 
ey purposely i 

>re the 

L.'l Chri 

s Bible n 
are all t 

a bee 

>w and feel that they are members of 

tized by one Christ into one body. A 
eihood whose elder brother has 
gone to prepare them a home. Let 
Christians be content with this. We 
innot afford to compromise with sin 
i any form. Secret oath-bound so- 
eties are anti-Christian, anli-republi- 
in anc anti-social, and as Christians 
e must oppo-e them. Let our oppo- 
tion be carried forward firmly, but in 
ie B piritof Christ. 
Your brother in Christ, 

J. Weaves. 

The name of Nero is always associated 
ith petty cruelties practiced upon 
weak and harmless animals and insects. 
itom of Long Branch revives the 
history of the Roman. It is consider- 
ed a beautiful feature of dinner table 
genv'iils in resort of th-gaii'-e 

to fasten living butterflies with fi 
wire upon boquets; the fluttering 
their wings while dying having an i 
pearnnce of hovering ever the Bower 

Popery Unmasked. 

Editor of the Cynosure: 

While stopping on a late^Sabbath in 
Elgin, I had the pleasure to listen to a 
very plain and convincing exposure of 
the errors and dangers of popery, by 
the Rev. Mr. White. In the afternoon 
in the Methodist Church fie gave us a 
masterly expose of the errors and blas- 
phemies of popish theology, fortifying 
his positions by quoting from the priests' 
secret books. 

In the evening in the Baptist church 
toa very largo union congregation be 
laid bare the secret efforts of the pap- 
acy to overrun and destroy our civil 

trian society, with the Emperor of 
Austria at its head had for its object 
the importation of the ignorant and 
bigoted Catholic populate 


o outnumbering 
by this '-dragon 
flood" of superstition and idolatry. 
The Propaganda and Jesuits had foi 
their object the establishment o: 
schools to instruct, not the children o 
Catholics, but those of Protest 
nta, and their sole object is to pros 
lyte them. 
He showed that their whole claim of 
thoroughness in such schools was i 
They prefer to educate ou 
daughters, hoping ihua to secure fo; 
m and their posterity, 

and 8. 



ort every other 

:ret abomination. MayOod listen the 
le when all darkness Bhall flee before 
e advancing light of the Gospel. 


in this 

F wealth upon whom 

ay have made them proselyt 

jmmunion they ply all theii 

rt to make them take the 

and become nuns, when their we 

tly drops into the coffers of 

•ch, and is used to further i 

de-i^us against our free govenir 

ad religion. 

Another of their 


They induce state governme 
propriate money for their us* 

alt c 

ind dec 

nd then 

patients. He showed by quo- 
rom their standard works 
printed in Latin thai every priest 
rn enemy of all government, 
ligious, except that of the pope 

fectually hut not so palpably thu 


3t a week before, on the platform 
e presence of others, in Princeton 
a priest had told him in answer t' 
question as to what answer h< 
d give if interrogated as to tin 



ed a lecti 

gave from the highest 

the questions asked of wives 
daugiit-rs in the confessional- I 
to be present. Mr. W. 

life. Eig 



ncUdnig Fret 

he lectures I heard 

Ylasunry, yet every bio 

mother" of all "harlots 
nry. Although 

therefore n 


i hid God speed to 
-ery one that is engaged in cast- 

g out devils, even though they follow 
Jl after us, and especially to rejoice 

all the 1-sser ones. 


i Prote 

hould be ao blind us to entrust 
keeping and instruction of their ( 
and especially tin i r daughtei 
n whose moral status Is thn 

ordinary rakes, but pamperet 
sis who are denied marriage, wouU 

■ntin-ly uicicomriulii.- if we did no 

Unfinished Work. 

Wedeyan of the 6lh inst., replies to 
the statements of the Christian Advo- 
cate and The Methodist of New York, 
that the distinctive work of the Wes- 
leyan church is ended, and a longer 
separation from the more numerous and 
popular Episcopal branch involves the 
sin of schism. After clearing up the 
important differences between the two 
bodies in church government, the Wes- 
leyan speaks of another point of vital 
distinction, as follows: 

"But an anti-scriptural and anti-re- 
publican polity is not all . All through 
this and other countries, savage and 
civilized, is a Secret Fraternity laying 
high claims to antiquity, morality and 
religion. In all its degrees every ob- 
ligation is tsken with an oath. In 
its first seven degrees, with the 
Holy Book which says « Bwear 
not at all" before him on the 
altar at which he kneels, blindfolded 
and cuble-towed. each candidate takes 
over half a hundred distinct oaths — 
this going on each week in thousands 
of lodges — no marvel that profanity 

■ I il, ,i 

ing, the land mourneth." Monstrous 
obligations are taken alike Inconsistent 
with the dutieB of the citizen and the 
precepls of morality ; horrid and mur 
derous penalties are invoked; such as 
having the throat cut across— the tongue 
torn out by the roots— the left breast 
torn open and the heart and vitals taken 
thence— the body severed in the midst 
and the bowels burned to ashes — the 
tongue split from lip to root — the skull 
smote off. and so forth; thus familiar- 
izing the mind with murder and muti 
latioii horrible to contemplate. An 
what, if possible, is worse than all, thi 
motley mixture of fail and fiction, mum 
mery and murder, profanity and pray 
er, while ignoring the mediation of th 
Blessed Lord and Saviour in its ver; 
prayers, yet holds out a false light 
promising ils votaries deliverance frnn 


'ould I 


double all the reli 
benevolent and educational efforts of 
the time. When we see ingenious 
swindles like the Credit Mobilier partic- 
ipated in hy leading statesmen in this 
model Republic and Canada; Beats in 
legislative bodies, and even on the 
Bench, made matters of traffic and nam; 
when the question with grasping mo- 
nopolies is only whether it is cheaper 
to buy the electors or the elected, we 
are apt to exclaim: The whole he id is 
faint and the whole heart sick! Nor is 
it reassuring to turn to the evangelical 
churches ,and see twice as much laid 
out on edifices at is necessary, whilst 
the heathen perish day Ivy day, Nor 
to loam that as much is paid to four 
men and women with good voices (but 
probably no other valuable qualifica- 
tion) for singing on Sunday as to the 
pastor aud preacher of the congrega 
lion. Or to bo informed that Christian 
ladies, wearing dresses and ornamenlB 
costing it may be several thousand 
dollars, contribute a few cents to a 
missionary collection. When we see 
all these things, and a great deal more, 
we are almost inclined to ask: Are not 
the Advent brethren tight!— AT. Y. 

Accepting I 

Every day, in tl 

' Sillhllinll. 

aade wuli 1 


ens." And dreadful 
while these terrible pi 
lent throughout the land, and thou 
sands being decoyed into tbese mystii 
meshes, not only are the pulpits and 
presses of the Methodist Episcopal 
church silent] as the grave on the sub 
ject, but still more awful, thousands of 
her ministers and members statedly 
worship at these Christ-rejecting 
tars! A thousand times no; the w 
of the Wesleyan Methodist Connec 
of America is not finished. It is 

i God" 


loyal to Jesus Christ; and the arbili 
ments of eternity will so decide. I 
others do as they will. But lo be holy 
we must warn men against false lights, 
anlaguiii/i* all sin, and be loyal to Jesui 
Christ. We cannot do otherwise. Got 


rue to do so till the Lord in person 
nsume wickedness with ihe breath 
his mouth ana the brightness of his 
ruing. We do not rubscribe to this 
ew, as we think much is Winy gained 
rough the efforts of the Church uni- 
rsal in the preaching of the gospel, 
brislian AFsociations, sabbalh Schools 
issione and the use of the press. We 
ink also the reflex influence of Chris- 
uiity in promoting civilization, nluca 
in and intelligence is doing much. 
Nevertheless, when we lo k abroad on 

ical parties and corporations; the 
llingness of the people to elect the 
>rst men; the fearful strength of 

popery; ihe widely withering influence 
[entitle rationalism and bald infidel- 

ly; the eleven thousand dramshops 
this city, defying the law, and the 
ihorilieB winking at them; leading 
arnals advertising assignations, pre- 
renal and abortionists; the waste of 
ire means upon the filthy and offen- 

■ld of rauta 

tion, men and women are called upor 
to exchange broad -chili fur homespun 
silk for calico, the palace for ihe cot 
tnge. By fraud, by accident, by flame, 
by fluctuation in trade, the rich inner 
itance, the honestly-earned competence 
is swept away, and the man whe 
thought himself independent for life 
must begin again at the foot of the hill 
tbo woman lapped in luxury must be 
come her own maid, and the servant o 
her family a6 well. So quietly dc 
those (.uttering reverses slip away intt 

i of 


n of their daily lives, their strug- 
71th adverse fortune, their efforts 
drieve loss and regain pt 
onlest may be long and tier 
i defeat, deeds of prowes 

»ere resolved into ft 
vhole lo improve th 
vhich they live, tot 

s ef adversity I Accepted, it is 
owning grace" that sanclificBthe 
if life. Honorable indued are 

vulgar toil. Plunged in the flame, 
npered in tho ice brook, polished by 
g attrition must ho the blado ere it 
.y receive the lool of tho graver, be 
in the jeweled hilt, and fl ish in the 
iib tho general waves it in front of 


Nor all 


gent waves confound, 

That c 

>ui]m-s>d n 

-ind with turbulent 

In middle ocean meets the surging shock, 
1 ei ii pel liiitleleil, eilmlcl-crowncd." 

—-V. Y. Tribune. 

Public Schools, and 

Public CliurnctfT. 

It w 
that " 

s a remark 

of Daniel Webster 
nt is nugatory. It 

may bo cultivated I 
tent without materially improving the 
character,or benefitting the heart." The 
following from an address by John 
:k, superintendent of the public 
pports a like 

chools of Cinciiin: 

ive Us thai 



lows given and received that in 
rowded amphitheater would call I 

3 clap, no voices to shout for the 
n. Yet not unnoted do Ihese n 
;ts heroes and heroines move t 
heir quiet path. M-iny a heat 
trengtln in d at sight of their patient 
ail, their cheerful submission, their ac 
eptance of whatever fate may bring 
>r all of us bear burdens of one sor 

stimulous of such t 


mid fell under our obser 
vation. Years ago we knew a gentle 
man who by industry and business sa 

hundsuine competence. His family had 
grown to maturity enjoying all the ad 

tion and accomplishment. We sup 
posed him still riding upon the lul 

tide of prosperity. But a year or twt 
since reverses overtook bim which com 
pelled the'' of -i bi rmlifui resi 


rpels and costly pic 
) of every luxury, a 

,ily toil for daily bread. 


unded by an 
gent and industrious family , sus- 
tained and sheered hy a devoted wife, 
we found him a few weeks sine* stead- 
lyand patiently trying to lay again the 

lbe sempstress was long ago dismiss- 
ed, there was no house-maid, no Iann- 
is, no cook. The young ladies, ac- 
plishcil mu f ,|. ians.ll ■'fii-h Kn-neli 
scholars, well read in literature and po- 
etry, devoted themselves lo the mas- 

ry of household accomplishments. 

he mother showed with equal pride a 
dress ber daughter had ironed with 
nicety, and a drawing she had finished 
with skill and laste. In the evening 



Mi uilebsohn, and in the 
lutter-cukes from 
i. Every ray of si 

family landscape was ds\ 
id; we need no fi 


highest plat 

"It is a favorite theory that our 
public sclools are to convert the great 
mass of our youth into good citizens. 
No .mount or i„t,II« c t„»| , r „ ini „ e wil 
If the BpringH of 
touched, the result 
rale will be but a partial and 
factory one. The truth ia ev- 
d that to form char- 


child's emotional and moral nature 
should he reached than that his mind 
should be well stored with knowledge. 
But, no'withstanding the general 
recognition of this truth, in the certain 
means of doing this we are making no 
very considerable progress. The 
young teacher hesitates to lake hold of 
the matter, either fearing ibat it is one 
loo difficult for him, or that his lectur- 



cant. He needs, I think, but 
sured that the virtues of geD- 
kindness, forgiveness, self-de- 
, courage. 

lie nee 

nial, self-r ontrol, leniper, 
honesty and truthfulnes 
easily cultivated by a little care and in- 
genuity on his part, and with results 
just as certain, as can ihe faculties of 
memory, judgment, etc.. to be Induced 
to set nboiu the greal work. As the 

8 Of i 

nly r 

ays greatly depend upon its public 
shools, moral instruction in them 
ug t not alone lobe incidental, but 

with great difficulties, but mot 
warily with insuperable ones. At 
ate it is worth while to make the 

lewareof ihe wounds -f the wound- 

s heart, for a solitary sigh has 



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Some one has tent us a copy of The 
liijilt-y lift', Brown county, Ohio, thi 
scene of the excellent and venerable 
.1 oli ii Rankin's labors lor half a century. 
The writer informs ub that Rev. Wm. 
H. Sutherland, D., D., is the leading 
spirit of the M. E. church in Southern 
Ohio; and, if bo, the Methodists of 
that district are in danger of complete 
apostasy from Christ. 

The Bee contains an address dclive 
ed by Mr. Sutherland on the fa 
grounds at Ripley, Ohio, on St. John 
lln' I'aptisl's 'Lav, Tuesday, June 
1873. The time was, within the 
ory of old men now living, when 
a speech, from a Methodist preacher 
would have caused him to be loathed 
and shunned by the entire connexion. 
For besides lhat it celebrates a spuri- 



impudence of the lodge, a 
t'T disregard and contempt of a! 
torr and truth runs through the whole 

He begins by deriving Freemasonry 
from Solomon, which even his best Mi 
sonic authorities give up; and whic 
the Latin name, ''Jubela, Jubelo, an 
Jubelum," prove to be false; as Latin 
did not exist till centuries alter 
man, These are his weak and i 
less words: 

" We* claim a hoary antiquity for 
Masonry. We will not, of course, bi 
expected to point to the particula 
page of profane history which record 
its inception. Because, from th< 
the privacy of its conventions, and the 
unostentatious manner of conferring its 
benefactions, it might long exist with- 
out alt i-a>: ling the attention of the his- 
torian. Traditions which have been 
sacredly preserved among Masons, from 
age to age, and which exist with re- 
markable unanimity among Masons in 
every clime, date the origin of Mason- 
ry, in the illustrious reign of Solo- 
Then, after giving a rehash of gas- 
conade history from old Masonic hand- 
books, which proves nothing but his 
ignorance and imposture, lie proceeds 
to retail the story that Washington 
Lafayette, and '•■very general officer O 
the revolution, except Arnold the trai- 

i Freei 

Who are in the Presbyterian church 
es of Ripley, Georgetown and Ret 
Oak ! Are the successors of Eankin 
Qilleland, Crothers and Oilman silenc 
ed by the lodge? Are they "dumb 
dogs that will not bark," that 
stuff should be vended for truth i 
Hi pie. \ lair grounds? In the adj 
stute of Pennsylvania, Gov. Ritner, by 
request of the Pennsylvania Legish 
ture, collected and laid before tin 
body i neon trover t able documentary 
proof that Washington spurned the 
idea of being regarded asa Freei 
saying that 

"but o 


thirty years." And Benedict Arnold 
wa3 a Freemason, initiated a( Fou 
Inn, New Haven, 18th April. 1765; R. 
W. Nathan Whiting, Master, 
record is taken from the Hartford 
(Conn.) Times of Dec. 18, 1844, which 
copied it from the New Haven Herald. 
Can it be possible that such stupidity 
possesses the Methodists of southern 
Ohio, that this deceiver can hold prom- 
inence among them? And will his 
conference endorse such bold, defiant 
imposture by passing his character? 
We shall see. 

After thus outraging history, Dr. 
Sutherland goes into a general lauda- 
tion of (he lodge as "dedicated to uni- 
versal benevolence," excluding, of 
course, all who are too poor to pay 
their dues, the old, the young, the 
maimed, halt, blind, etc., and all wo- 
men who are shut from all but mock 
lodges into which thay are initiated in 
midnight meetings by men who are not 
their own husbands. Of Masonry 
proper, Mackey, and all the statidard 
riters say, "no womanjis capable of in- 



ligion, which he handles thus: 

" Masonry doea not profess to be a 
religious institution; but it pays the 
highest court to the doctrines, morals, 
and hopes of religion; and thus be- 
comes a stepping stone to its elevated 
platform, a hind of John the Baptist, to 
usher the candid and earnest inquirer, 
into that kingdom whi«h eonsisielb in 
"righteousness, peace, and joy in the 
Holy Ghost." I have been credibly 
informed, of persons who experienced 

religion amidst the solemnities of the 
lodge room. The lale, excellent 
(tot. Whit<-omh of Indiana, it is said, 
was converted in being raised to the 
sublime degree of Master Mason." 

Now every reader knows that the 
lodge must and does omit Jesus Christ, 
as the Saviour of men, in order to take 
into equal and full membership, Jews. 
Deists, Mohammedans, and pagans, 
which is its boast Think of Gover 

r Whitcomb's 
ilist or the Holy Ghost. 
But look at the declarati 
ity that "Mat 



And yet this same speake 
same speech, tells us that — 

The being of God, and his perfec- 
tions of Omniscience, Omnipotence " 
nipresence, Truth, Justice, Hoi 
Love and Eternity, are distinctly 
ognized as foundation truths in 
system of Masonry." 

Look atii. Masonry requires of the 
candidate to believe the above creed, 
as "foundation" truth; and the outsidi 
world knows that it has its temples 
priests, high priests, altars, baptisms, 
and sacraments, such as the fifth liba- 
ation, and Dr. Sutherland bell 
souls arc converted in lodge. meeti 
and yet "Masonry does notprofes 


9 and impudet 

Read the following Iroi 
standard lexicon of the. order: — 

" No aspirant can be admitt 
participate in our sacred rites un 
is thoroughly cleansed from all po u 
tion of guilt." Mackey, p. 285. 

''The Master Mason represents 
man under the doctrine of love, saved 
from the grave of iniquity and 
to the faith of salvation." Mackey p. 

There were Christians 

in southern 

Ohio once, with whom w 

e have taken 

sweet counsel and gone I 

the house o 

God in their company : Ripley. George 

lown, Sardinia, where v, 

gone preaching the gospi 

; if the race 

o! noble men and womei 

whom I saw 

there is not extinct, I 

call aloud to 

them to save their lelig 

on from the 

serpents which are creepi 

nginto their 


The following is taken from tn 
cago Evening Journal: — 

"Washington, July 21. — The select 
Committee cm Transportation, through 
their Chairman, Senator Wiudon), to 
day addressed letters to tin- State gran 
ei-s inviting their co-operation in tht 
w^rk assigned the committee. Tin 
folio wiiil' is a copv o! the letter: 

The Senate of the United States a 
its Iait session appointed a seleet com- 
mittee winch is changed wiih the duty 
of investigating the -nl.jpct of tran 
ration between tlie interior and thi 
board. This duty embraces a wide and 
difficult field of inquiry, and involves 
certain questions in which the fa 
of the country are deeply inter 
Knowing tli at the Patrons of Husband 
ry have given much attention to thii 
matter,and believing that through theii 
organisation very valuable informal.'. n 
may be obtained in aid of our work, 
have the honor to reduest that you 
will , after consultation with the granges 

) your ju 

< win 

i select 

\ duabic 

to b" hereafter named, and present the 
views of the farmers of your State ir 
regard to the. defects, abuses, and griev- 
ances alleged to exist under the present 
system of transportation, and ah 
suggestions they may desire to make 
as to the remedy required. Should you 
deem it advisable to arrange for the 
conference suggested, please in f orm 
me of your action, and I will give you 
due notice of the time and place of thi 
proposed meeting. Communication 
this have been addressed tl 
■sofall State granges, and 
> express the hope that thi 
may be favored with thi 
ssistance and co-eperaiion ol 
' organization." 

ist as we predicted five years ago. 
granges were gotten up by secret 
l.y.Jiolitic.iil wire pullers in Wash- 
in, Masons of the 32 ° and 33 9 , 
and leading Odd-fellows. The object 
rope the farmers inlollieii ring 
ecrct manipulation and man- 
agement of all national affairs. 
s National grange located at 
shington is vested with the cen- 
ized power of the order. This is 
itroled by the originators, who al- 
ready derive large revenues from the 
of Patrons of Husbandry, and 
Patron of the 4tli degree has ta- 
solemn obligation to cheerfully 
obey all orders issued by the proper 
thorities of the order 

United Slates constituting such a cen- 
tralized secret de-potism the represen- 
tative of the farmers, and inviting them 
to elect delegates to meet with this Sen- 
atorial committee and favor them "with 
the valuable assistance and co-operation 
of your organization." Where are the 
Presidents of the State Agricultural 
societies? Where are the trustees and 
faculties of the agricultural colleges? 
Where are the veteran editors off 


ght Their knowledge h_ of no at 
mnt. The grangers alone have ei 
joyed the illumination of the Mason: 
Patrons of Husbandry, who in the 
sublime ritual have taught them that 
an axe is used to exterminate grubs 
and cleave timber; a plough, to stir t 
soil ; and a spade, to stir it still deepi 
Verily we should think this Senatorial 
committee were a part of the ring o 
"Masons of the 33 c and leading Odd 
fellows" who originated and contro 
the granges, or were acting upon thei 
suggestion, if jt were not that their ac 
tion is to barefaced. The design o 
submitting the affairs of government t 
secret ordeas, is too thinly covered 
Masons would have been more ounnini 
and cautious. Whether this movemen 
was intended to glorify the order of th 
Patrons and accelerate its increase, o 
to secure its patronage to the party o 
the individuals who have bestowed the 
bungling ami aniiiiguous complimei 
upon the granges, we trust it will a 
complish a very different object — th; 
of opening the eyes of the people upon 
the real designs of the inventors of thi 
order of the Patrons of Husbandry 


Between Masonry and Christianity 
there are numberless points of contrast. 
Indeed there is almost a total ai 
versal contrast. One such point 
to us at this moment which fu 
food for useful reflection. 

Such is the nature of Christianity 
thai the greatness of the number whi 
embrace it can never detract from tin 
value of its benefits to each individual 
If every man, woman and child in tin 
whole world were to accept it, that 
would be just 
voutly sought by every 
It would be the permanent establish 
ment of the system; and instead 
there being less for each because st 
many claim its benefaction, every indi 
viilual's portion and joy would hegreat 
ly enhanced; and the longer this 
verbal prevalence of Christianity should 
continiie,the more would every member 
he delighted and the more earnest would 
be the desire auti effort of all for its end 
less continuance. Just the 
true oi Masonry. There must be large 
numbers of profane cowans, in other 
word-;, of noii Masons, or Masonry I" 
csits occupation. If all were to become 
MaBons, that fact would be thi 
death of Masonry, for that v 
the perfect disclosure of 

) the whole 


would he 

I U 

i whom the Mason could flay, 



There would be none to whom the 
Mason would be under peculiar and 
special obligations. He would Ije 
obliged to confess in that state of things 
that he owed the duties of friendship, 
relief and truth alike to all ; there would 
be none at whose expense he could ex- 
ercise Masonic partiality. Hence the 
moment Masonry were to become really 
universal it must die. There could be 

for i 

; for 

it. But every Mason would then fim 
himself just where God's law place 
him now, under an infinite obligation 
of impartial righteousness and benevo- 
lence toward every human being. When 
Christianity becomes universal then hae 
come its triumph, the day of its power, 
the fullness of its blessing. When 
Masonry reaches that point it instantly 
perishes from suffocation; for then 
iuld be no room for the exercise o 
e of its peculiar functions. 
What is Masonry then ? A rebellion; 
attempt to apply and enforce the law 
if love in a partial ami limited manner, 
rhicli from its legitimate Bphere di 
ests it of the very attributes in whicl 
ts glory, as a Divine law consists, t< 
rit: the absolute impartiality and uni 
ernalily of its application. h. 

ie following ti m penile yel decided 

rial is fr. mi til ■■ organ of tile Amcr- 
Mis-ioiiury Association, which is 
issued for August. It breathes 
the spirit of the calm and venerable sen- 
r Secretary Whipple, whose definitive 
id accurate judgment is: "The Aimer- 
un Afissioiuiry Aasociotioji is c-omun't- 
ilto reform" 

If all our great national, erclesiasti- 

1 and missionary associations would 

irify themselves from these secret 

abominations, millions which now go 

for Masonry would he given to the cause 

of Christ 

o thii 

regarded as a too tenacious adhesion 
" 'odgc. Of the merits of that cj 
a not well enough informed 
pronounce a judgment, but it is clear 
to us that the growth and power of 
Masonry is no light matter. The prin- 
ciple of secret organization is unsuitable 

trary to the open spirit of Christianity. 
Among the colored people the preva 
lence of Masonry would be a great evi 
—invoiving a waste of time and an ex- 
penditure of money they are little able 
to bear, as well as exposing them 
due political influences and diverting 
their attention from an intelligent and 
pure Christianity — their only hope. 
Our teachers and ministers at the South 
already see these effects beginni 
appear and deprecate them. 

that the 

Item? from Nod 
learn by a prrVat 
friends of the Anti-secret re 
rapidly multiplying in Nobh 
Ohio. In their county convi 
cently held, they nominated Dr. R. B. 
Taylor of Summerfield for Represent 
tive of the district in the General A 
6embly. He accepts and will eanvn 
the district, and his friends expect a 
very respectable if not a triumphant 
vote in October. A prominent lawy 
not long since challenged the doctor 
a public discussion of this question 
■' Resolved, That from a Christia 
standpoint the theory of our republi 
can government is infidel." The dot 
lor accepts provided the said lawye 
will discuss with him at Summerfield 
this question: Resolved, "That from th< 
stand point of patriotism, the principle 
and practice of speculative I'reemason 
ry are at war with the theory of re 
publican government." To this it i 
understood the said lawyer accedes 
and if so the discussion will take place 

The friends in Summerfield are ii 
favor of Alliance, Ohio, for our nex 
anniversary. They also want a plant 
in our political platform provided thai 
laws increasing the salaries of the pub- 
lic servants of the people shnll not g< 
into effect until ratified by the peoph 
themselves at the polls. A thought 
worth considering by the n: 


—The editorial staff of the Oy\ 
will be represented in the Kansas Stale 
meeting at Topeka, September 2:Jpl 
nexf, by Rev. 1. A. Hart. 

•—Prof. C. A. BlanchardofWheaton 
College will speak at the Guthrie Cou 
ty convention, Iowa, held at Guthi 
Center from the I7th to 20th of t 
present month. 

— The Cambridge (0.) News gives 
a cheering bit of information whi< 
shows a steady and strong forwat 
movement in Guernsey county, ( 
The Anti-masonic and National Reform 
as-oriatioiis of that vicinity haveui 
their h.leresla \„ the fall e]eetioi 
Ohio upon the following ticket: 

Representative, Elei 
of Richland; Auditor, Andrew Duncan, 
Londonderry; Treasurer. Rob'tWiIki 

ioner, D. Wharton, Wills; Recordi 
R. Moss, Cambridge ; Inlinnary Dire, 
or, John Leeper, Liberty. 

—The Bdfitt 
the American Bapist) publisl: 
following on the grange 
the Chrixti'i-i) fitgtiictor. 
and good, and deserves 

I, II .« .1 

e like i 

against raiioad 
id Cor the j 

objects of these 
protect their mem I: 
ind other monopol: 
urpose "of carrying ■ 
s reported to us they 

oaths binding their membe: 
signs, [in;. swords, and everything ll 
marks the ordinary oath-bound sec 
ders or societies of the day; and, if 
they must have the same mingling 
close fraternity and intimacy of the 
■tuous and the vile, and of them th 
fear God, and of them that fear h 
ot. If so, and they wish to have 
nter their ranks, and they must neci 
arily ignore the divinity and work of 
Christ, (a thing not to he specially 
ondered at, seeing lhat Me so often 
nl in Mich solemn words. denounced all 
ieret hidden associations and acts of 
en) and all that is distinctive and 
precious in church organizations and 
elattons. If these things are so, how 
an any truly Christian man — to say 
say nothing of any United Hreshytcr- 
i a memher of them?" 

i illust 


i Chi- 

le is before the San Francisco courts, 
secret society of Chinamen exists in 
it city, whose object is the prostitu- 
n of women. For refusing to pay for 
escaped woman whom lie had mar- 
la certain Chinaman was threatened 
with death by the society, the Han Yee 
Tong. He fled to the authorities, who 
he case in hand, procured the 
a of the society, and after inves- 
tigation, will do it the justice, we hope. 
execution and burial. If itproves 
nothing else, it will, as in the case of 

t. beyond the j 

t be dis 

u jus- 
II be meeted out to iho-e lodges 
which are everywhere prostituting the 
public conscience, corrupting courts and 
Bgielatures, and unsettling those prin- 
ples which give society permanence 

i liiiilii-ieCioin. 

ty, Io 

We, the undersigned, citizens oi 
Guthrie county, Iowa, believing that i 
government within a government i- 
dangerous to civil and religious liberty 
and recognizing the fact that this statt 
of things exist in our land, under the 
name of Freemasonry and in other 
forms, deem it necessary, in order tc 
preserve our republio from virtual 
overthrow, by being ruled by a mid- 
night clan, to call a meeting to devise 
means to meet this hidden foe. There- 
fore, we urge upon all citizens of Guth- 
rie county who are opposed to clans, 
rings and secret combinations, such a; 
Masonry, Odd fellowship and others oi 

at the Baptist church in Guthrie Cen- 
tre, August 20th, 1873, at 1 o'clock, p 
u. By request of many 

IMIual iifthe Uraiitre. 


nd female degree 

■tight I 

i the 

r by the lady assistant steward 
nformud that it is necessary "tc 
, tribute upon the altar," and h 

ficial) for this purpose. The series of of- 
ficial lectures is introduced by the chap- 
lain, who remarks as follows: "My 
worthy sisters, the care of the flockB ie 
one of the most ancient on record, nnd 
history tells us that Abel in the sim- 
plicity of a shepherd's life, took a pleas- 
ure in practicing all the social virtues. 
The first oblation made to God. and 
which met His favor, was that of Abel' 
which consisted of the mill: of his herd 
and the firstlings of his flocks. It wa 
to the shepherd's abiding in the fields 
and keeping watch over their Hocks ,-■ 
night, that the angel of the Lord cam 
with the glad tidings of great joy. that 
the Saviour was born: and to them the 
heavenly host sang, -'Glory to God in 
the highest, and on earth peace, good- 
will toward men." Our Saviour sym- 
bolized i he Honks in his parable of the 
Good Shepherd and the lamb has ever 
been held emblematical of purity and 

this fraternity, desire to look upon wo- 
teachings we aim to 
inculcate all those, virtues which will 
make her noble and beloved. Where- 
■ you go, whatever your calling, 
to do good, Good deeds are ever 

The candidate is then led to the al- 

-, whereon lays an open Bible, in im 

rtion of the mother lodge— Masonic. 

solemn Win the artificial flower is 

placed upon the Bible, and the master 

ho meets the candidate here makes a 

Ty flowery speech, thus: — 

"Worthy sisters, your trihute is ac- 

pted. This ir God'B holy word, and 

ereon fair hands, prompted hy pure 

hearts, have dropped roses, emblems 

of everlasting love. As their fragrance 

our admiration, so may the 

teachings of this hook inspire you with 

hope. Nevertheless, let no hope allure 

fear deter these from doing that 

which is right; so shalt thou be pre- 

t all e 

nth a 

on aculene-is can judge whether 

the claim ib well founded. The 

ceremony is concluded by the master: 

My worthy sisters, may the sim- 
ple lessons you have received be en- 
grafted upon your minds: cultivate the 
thua planted, thai it may yield a 
hundred fold, and let me, in extending 
the right hand of fellowship, urge you 
to "know thyself." Remember thine 
own dignity, nor dare to descend t< 
evil or meanness. Be generous, 
whilst the poor groaneth on the bed of 
sickness, whilst the unfortunate lan- 
guish in the horrors of a dungeon, or 
the hoary head of age lifts up a feeble 
eye to thee for pity, aid them to the 
exteut of thy ability. When the fa- 
Iherlesscalt upon thee. when. the wid- 
ow's heart is sunk, and she imploreth 
thy assistance, remember and pity her 
affliction and extend thy hand to those 
who have gone to help them. I will 
now give you the sign, signal, password 
and salutation of this degree. Am 
accept the right hand of fellowship, 
and the congratulations of your a 

led upon by the principle 

We a 
we hold as U. P.'t 
of Christ, when we see public evil pre 
vailing in our midst injurious to th< 

cause of Christ, and, as we believe, ir 
opposition to the teaching of Divim 
writ and the advancement of Christ'i 
kingdom in our midst, to protest pub- 
licly against them, by whatever man- 
ner, name or order they may be called ; 
and as there exists in our midst 
order known as Odd fellows, as they 
dernble progrei 

this place 

i n ge 1 1 u i ly 
ing of thi 


<cd a house I 
ir secret proceedings, and 
cry means which human 
i devise for the upbuild- 
so-called order; we con 
duty to publicly decbin 
es. and to bring our influ- 
agaiust them, by precept 

Christian prudence and charity 
ward- those who go astray, and 
our endeavors to lead others in the p 
of rectitude. 

In view of these things, we pre. 1 
the following resolutions: — 

Jit'.vdwd, Whereas, the princi] 
of our Church are opposed to all set 
oath-bound organization b,> and we h 
vowed to maintain those principles, ; 
believe them to be founded on 

Word of God, we here declare lhat 

will not aid or support any secret oe 
bound society in any manner wl 

Rii.-wlvd, That we believe these 

;ious evil, directed against the gem 
.creels of mankind, and, as their 
volence only extends to those v 
e members of their order, we 
ive to suppress them in every lawful 

Resulwtl, Th 
stroy the social relations of life and 
■s the peace and harmony of 
by taking from thei 
for tli 

use them in our labors — labors which 
we are giving to the public for the pro- 
tection of our youth, our nation and a 
practical Christianity. For, says Pope, 
"As the twig is bent the tree 's inclin- 
ed." So it ia yet Every child im- 
bibes the language and habita around 
him. If he sees the glitter of Masonic 
frolics and finds that they spring from 
a secret den, he leans towards that 
den for more light. But if he knows 
den is condensed darkness and a 

years rebellion, he will learn to hate it, 
and may then grow up to be, like the 
righteous, bold as a lion and harmless 

I have uever known an honest man 
to join the lodge after having proof of 
its more than savage penalties. And 
showing those death penalties and its 
wanton sacrilege, is, I believe, what 
God demands of his working serv- 

lli-re follows a clause from one of said 

Are you now ready to swalio* 
dose of oaths from the hands ol 
clan-made master; and thus i 
a high seat in the "lower pit?" 

livery honorable manmustabhor the 


you uncensingly from the lodge to tne 
grave, and perhaps beyond it, with the 
cold scorpion's stings of a relentless and 
undying remorse! 

Do they bind their members in such 
sacrilegious oaths for mere fun, or is it 
to hide their crimes and escape the 
punishment of civil law, Judge ye. 

If Masonry is a murderer, aB is often 
shown, then is not every member of it 
stained with blood. Now, with the 
above proof before them, will any but 
Knaves or ninnies ever pay $2fi to be 
apprenticed in * such workshops of 

nfort, by t 


othe provident' 



given m i 

■ poiidnie ni 

degree. The lecturer then speaks: 

"Sisters, it is a noble einployme 

nd well worthy of woman, to c. -niidy the book of nature; 

of the 

■■ greal 

od and our own littleness, of his bles- 
ngs, and the obligations which they 
ipose upon us. Nature is in si 
ijects what she is in great o 




r repeats — that of ev 
sts from the smalles 

■utlie will be taught j 

of the 

aded, useful 

parted by the grange, for which it is 
praised alike by apologists, who fear the 
power of this secret ring, and by its 

that there is money in it Persons of 

Resolved, That 

uence in puttioj 
Resoheil. We 

indreds of thousands 
sacb leaf showing full 

who will let me know that he would 

A sample of usurpation 
me this week by an agent 
near Rochester, N. Y. He saw me 
dealing out tracts, and said. "I don't 
want you to give out any more Buch 
papers on our train," I totd him that 
that caution confirmed the truth of the 
tracts — that Masonry is trying to usurp 
control of the nation, including rail- 
roads. But more tracts were etill giv- 
en and were faithfully read. 

Address, Enoch HoKNsrwELL, 

Altay, N. Y. 

At 2 p.m., Aug. 2nd, 1873, on So- 
cial Island, Franklin County, Pa., Rev. 
J. M, Bishop delivered a lecture, sub- 
ject: -'Odd-fellowship— Gates Ajar." 
Devotional exercises were conducted by 
Rev. B.G. Huber, of Chambersburg, 
Pa., after which the convention was 
organized by electing Israel Foust, Esq. , 
3. W. Ciippinger, Esq. , 
secretary, and Rev. J. P. Anthony, re- 

rter for the press. 

The speaker's first proposition was 

That Odd-fellowship is anti-Christian; 

nee, wrong and false. He made 
frequent quotations from Grosb's Man- 

puts Christ 

- lhat 1 

an. I 

i level with Juda- 

iid Mohammedani 



Description of the lodge with its 

signs, grips and passwords. 
Work of [he lodge in merchan- 
, auctioneering and war. It pro- 
e war and the Franco- 


n out of the church, court-house 
ballot-box or our country will be 
ed. Many of our would-be inno- 

er hacked, and are doing work in 

the devil's kitchen." S. W. Clippin- 

ade a brief statement ol the finan- 

ork of the lodge, and referred to 

the fact that secret-society men mnst 

the truth and screen the guil- 


i (hli- .. 

large, the lodge trying to keep 
all away they could. Rev. W. PoBt of 
ister was expected to be present 

I. P. An 

, Secretary. 

Probably one hundred at least, of 
osu whose subscriptions have expired 
; laboring under a similar impression 
that held by Pres. Finney. Read 
bis good letter and follow his exam- 

p;«- ______ 

The Anti todacco Journal is re- 
lived, and is full of interesting and 
profitable matter especially to users of 
larcotic The diary of Rev. Solo- read by every 
nter and church officer in the land. 
Clie_/oi_r»o; ia $1.00 per year, pub- 
lished byOto.Trask, Fitchbnrg, Mass. , 
lso issues tract* and other docu- 
which are widely circulated and 
plishing quietly a vast amount of 


Dear Cynosur.- —That your readers 
may Bee the estimate which Christians 
of other lands p. ace upon secret frater- 
nities, I send you the action of the 
Reformed Presbyterian Synod of Scot- 
land at its meeting in Glasgow in May 

"The following series of resolutions 
was taken up. discussed seriatim, and 
adopted : 

"While the Reformed Presbyterian 
Church has in times past testified 
against the principle on which secret 
societies are formed, yet in view of the 
increase of these orders anil tlieir inju- 
rious influentc upon the cause of truth 
and the church of Christ, the Synod of 
the Reformed Presbyterian Chuich 
makes the following declarations: — 

"A solemn obligation, vow, or onto, 
not to make known to others, matters 
which are nllerwnrda to 
cated, or to obey laws that ate not 
freely to the inspection of the pe 
ng, before In- und.'rukf-s tbe 


■ all 

To require an obligation 

of private jndg- 

•' Voluntary associations through 
bucIi societies with the well known en- 
emies of Christianity is an alliance 
condemned alike by right-reason and 

"These orders cherish a 6pirit of 
vanity inconsistent witli the character 
of men anil Christians; interfere un- 
warrantably with the law of the God of 
families; usurp, to some extent, the 
place, and assume the functions of the 
church; treat irreverently the word of 
and pagan in 

e list of expulsions, occurs the 
try , "Angerona lodge, No. 06 — 
James Davidson, for contempt." It is 
3 conclude that the brethren of 
No. 05. look upon contempt of the 
Ige as a greater offence than a viola- 
>n of the seventh commandment is 
;wed by North Star lodge. 
Female 0,lrl-f-!!<iwsliip does not ap- 
ar to be yery popular with the sex 
Indiana, Only 130 women took the 
degree of Rebekah during the term. 
The Grand Secretary says: "A few of 
the Rebekah degree Jodges are doing 
Tell, while the greater number have 
lither suspended operations, or are on- 
ly in partial working order." r. 


r reluj 

"We declare that all societies found- 
ed on these principles are opposed to 
the word of God, and the subordinate 
standard* of the Reformed Presbyter- 
ian Church; we engage to make our 
grounds of objection as public as possi- 
ble, believing that a clearer understand- 
ing of the character of these associa- 
tions will t"nd to the weakening of their 
influence and the strengthening of the 
cause of truth; we resolve that, as 


. adm 

) the i 


t be accorded t 

of the chur 
those who are, and are resolved to con- 
tinue, members of these orders; and we 
affectionately and very earnestly en- 
treat those members of the church, if 
any who arc in union with such orders, 
to consider their position, and give 
them no longer their countenance and 
active support." 

Allegheny, Pa., July, 1873. 

Odd-fellowship in Indiana. 

The thirty-sixth half yearly report 
of the Odd-fellows of Indiana has just 
been published. The membership is 
21.797, which is about one in twenty 
of the voting population. The resour- 
ces of the lodges is returned at $800,- 
000; receipts for the terra ending De- 
cenob.T Slut, $05,000, The amount 
expended for relief and charity is *34,- 
000, while expenses are $81,000. The 
mileage and per diem of the members 
of the grand lodge amounts annually 
to 410,000. The expenses of that 
other branch ol Odd fellowship, the en- 
campment, and the losses incurred by 
neglect of business in attending to the 
afl'aiis of the order, is not of course 
included in the above. The assets of 
the Grand Lodge is returned at only 

e i pulsions the cause in twenty-three 
instances is reported. The number 
who received withdawal cards is 103. 
Of these 1214 members, how many 
left the order never to return, because 
the religion of Christ and the religion 
of Odd-fellowship are two distinct 
systems! How many became disgust- 
ed with the Inm-foeleries practiced in 
the lodge-room, and whose sense ol 
justice was outraged by the seliishnese 
and unjust favoritism which lies at the 
foundation of the order? Why the 
Grand Secretary selects only forty' 

eight names out of 814 suspended and 
expelled during the term, and by what 
rule he is governed in publishing 
the world their misconduct is not 
parent. Possibly they are poor in 
purs' 1 , or in some other respect unpop- 
ular with their fellows. Thedisciplint 


f God 

.uld ] 

' the ordei 

.■!p|» .in. ■ 

qual. For instance, under the head 

suspensions we have. — "North Star 

Lodge, No. 380— Nathan Bidwell 


A Sister's l-Api-ricuce. 

I 6rst commenced to speak in public 
.gainst Masonry, and all other kindred 
locieties. Soon after I commenced 
preaching, I was led into this work by 
the Spirit of God. In their families, 
ind in public places, some of the Ma- 
ons have treated me with neglect and 
ontempt. Several years ago, while I 
tas preaching a sermon against Ma- 
onry in the village of Malta, a Mason- 
ic church-member arose, hastily left the 
com and slammed the door after him. 
Jn another occasion, while speaking 
ajgain'st Odd-fellowship in the town of 
Rush, an O.F., with an indignant air left 
the church. At the village of Warren, 
hen I was lecturing against Masonry. 
e master of the lodge talked out loud 
ost of the lime. An M. E. siBter 
told m." afterward m, that win- thought he 
I certainly interrupt me, so that I 
1 have to cease speaking; but the 
Lord blessed me so that I did uot even 
hear him. While I was residing in 
Warren, ft Q. Reynolds, editor of the 
■Maamia Trowel, Springfield, 111., came 
through on a general visiting tour to all 
jdges. Immediately on his return 
, be printed in the Trowel of 
Dec. 15lb, 1870, the following against 

'Dok't Bf.lievk It.— At Warren 

who makes Masonry a part of her 
me in every discourse. Not con- 
t with that, she is now engaged in 
ting tlie families ol Masons in order 
mske strife. What such people 
-; is iiMioriely, and by book or crook , 
persecution. By all means let them 
their own way, and render them 
every provocation, that which 
they do hot deserve, courtesy, ho&pi tal- 
ly and silence. Pound a fool in a 
iiortar and he will be a fool still. Kind- 
less and politeness these mischief-mak- 
:rs do not expect, and they are far 

J thei 


and reproach. Again very few women 
ho made to believe their husbands, 
■-, fathers or brothers are such men. 
The dread instilled into them is. that 
those dear to them are associated with 
ion. Just what they fear, other 
n fear, for Masons are much alike 
everywhere; the danger is distant, not 
Nobody can be brought to say 
tbnt they believe such tilings of their 


■ falsi 



above piece. 1 did not speak against 

It seems that 382 lodges (all hut one) 

Masonry in every sermon, but only 

are in possession of a new ntuil, at a 

when my subject led directly to it. In 

cost In them of the copies of the old 

culling my object was not to talk 

ritual, i nd §2,300 in cash. itappears 

against Masonry. 1 called at every 

that the 'work" of the order is still 

house, on every street, as fast as I 

undergoing revision; the Grand Lodge 

could find lime, and prayed with the 

recommends the adoption of* "sign and 

families and urged the unconverted 

word for the wives and widows of the 

members to seek Jesus. 1 saw that 

order, to be used in cases of difficulty 

Masonic persecution was threatened, 

and danger in the dark ;is well as day." 

but I did not believe it would ever 

Are li'jl the daughters of the order as 

come. Jiial bclore wo moved from 

much exposed to danger in the dark. 

Warren, a Presbyterian BisLer told me 

as well as day, as the more experienced 

that she had really been afraid the 


Masons would do nie some injury. I 

The report fails to enlighten the 

replied that I was nol alraid of them. 

publ c as to the cause of ilie BuapeDBJQO 

But at ft certain lime within the last 

of 745 of the 707 members suspended 

two years the Lord has permitted me 

during the term. Of the forty-seven 

to suffer from Masonic vengeance. All 

I had oi 

thought of danger, 1 found myself 
completely in the power of Masons. 
I came very near deaths door. To 
obtain human aid was impossible. I 
saw :n a moment that in God alone was 
my hrlp. I knew that he had inter- 
posed, and by his miraculous power 
saved his children from the hands of 

igain if he chose. I prayed for deliv- 
iranofl and it came. Blessed be th< 
lame of our God who has all the pow 
:r in heaven and in earth! Nothing 

:ed me from tbe jaws of death. To the 
latest hour of my life my heart 
swell with gratitude and thanksgiving 
lo my heavenly Father for so wond 

ful a del 
the ex a 

I will not mention 

ible tragedy, for I feel 
will of the Lord that 

not best to needlt'=slv 

1 should, 

the tigers in th 

afraid of my persecutors. The 


s righl 

my side, and "if God be for us who 
be against us." If the Masons had 
numbers and power sufficient, we should 
a St Bartholomew's day re- 
peated in Amreica; i! God did not bold 
buck by his power. All of our 
iety I 

r, and they ought t 

their guard, for God will no 

what we can do for ouraelvei 

Mas. H. E. Ha* 

Harmon, Lee Co., III. 

■\|'i'iii-in i 

Notes From Letters. 

aid friend, while visiting in West 
iia, meets with some esp ' 

while looking after suhxc rihers — 

Wnile far away from home in West 
Virginia, I have thought it might he 

^sting to some of the renders of 
the Christian Cynosure to give a few 
ncidents, as Bro. Kigg'ms when he 
was with us Indiana requested that I 
ihonld write. So I will try. The Cy- 
wsure came here all right as ordered, 
ind I show it to the people. One Ma- 
son said it was the first paper he ever 
law that opposed Masonry. So one 
man got a little light outside of the 
lodge. Another Mason read some of 

d seemed to be excited, nnd said 
an thai wm(r th;t( knew nothing 
Masonry for be had taken nine 

es. Sol thought H was my duty 

'hristian I" spt-ak and ask a few 
questions with regard to that matter. 

lid that Masonry was unwritten 

m.i .'-uld i 


3 had 

quite a discussion on that matter nnd 1 
wanted to know of him as a candid man 
f he could not tell all be know about 
Masonry, if he felt free to do so. But 
he said that was a question he would 

mswer. So I told him that Mi 
sonry had been revealed. So whe 
the truth is brought to bear on the: 

must quail under it. 
Yours with respect, E. TBTaa.Sr. 


i refori 

May our dt :ir Uod and Saviour blest 
the Cynosure, and its great and impor- 
it object is often my prayer. 

Yours truly, Geo. Trask. 

An Iuwu ;iionie iin-siunarj- writes will 

I am a home missionary with a largt 
family and small salary. 1 like your 
paper, and after reading it send it to 
friends in other places. I am sorry to 

Lhat many of our Anti-masonic 
friends in this state have joined tbe se- 

order of farmer's granges, thus 
showing their inconsistency nnd cut- 

short their influence for good 
against Masonry, the mother of ahom- 

Ibsblin Ohio, Aug. fltb, 1873. 
Ezra A. (Juuk, Esq, 

Dear Brother, until this moment I 
had all along thought that my sub- 
;ription did not expire till next Nov., 
by the label of this week, I perceive my 

Enclosed, please find a Post Office 
rder for four dollars, which will pay 
for the paper for two years from last 

I do not intend lo allow subscriptions 
for papers lu lie over unpaid. 

the adjournment of the Anti-masonic 
nlion, I asked for a few tracts 

from the table in the Hall. These I 

[tistributed on a train on the B. and C. 

B. railroad. They were well received. 

Soon a bustling little man came to me 
n a very great rage. Tract No. 3 , 

"Secrets of Freemasonry," had been 

placed in his hands. He denounced 
an imposture- It hears the lie in 
ry luce; its title bespeaks its charac- 
l is a sheer fabrication, and we could 

do nothing belter for Masonry than to 

said I. ''if Masonry is so good a 
thing as you ttiink it is, and you wish 
lo favor it, and think you could do it 
n lhat way. just give us over §15,000 
or *20,000and we will make use of it for 
you to the best possible advantage." 
He went away; and after reading a 
while came back and in as kindly a 
way as could ha, asked the privilege of 
looking through my tracts, and made i 
selection for himself. Possibly bis eyei 

nay be opened. The Lord gra' 
t may be so. Respectfully, 


The Western Rural is furnished wit 
the weekly Cynosure at *3.75 per yei 
for both papers. 

Advance In Price .if Finney on Ma- 

The W. T. & B. Society have 
porarily raised the price of Finne 
Masonry in paper cuvers, because they 
have none of the books printed e 
on heavy paper, the some as the 
bound books. Until furLher uoli< 
price will be (25.00 per 100 and ! 
per copy at retail. 

the Young Folk's Rural. 


and finds strongly corroborated test 
mony showing the omiiilirity of ('hie 
go detectives with tne less respect* 
and more unfortunate class — tl 
thieves. — The proposition to erect 
monument to Marquette, the first e. 
plorer of the site of Chicago is favorably 



o this n 

i"3, two hundred yet 
Country — Another steamboat I 
r oeuurred on the 8th, this time 
the 1'utoina'', near Aciiua creek. 1 
steamerWawassK lor Washington, w 
l.">i> passrngers took suddenly fire ;i 
in fifteen minutes was burned nearly 
to the water's edge. Seventy persons 
white and colored were drowned am 
burned, tbe sudden breaking out of th' 
linga panic. An inve-iig.iiioi 

will be held, and 

already made of 

verloading tbe hoa 

fifty passengers 

Deinjr the regulatio 

number. — On th 

9th a 8000,000 fi 

occurred in Port 

and, Me., among tl 

docks and shippi 

g. — The divorce su 
Young 18 likely 10 te 

against Brigbam 

attempt to hlackmi 

the prophet, who naturally, being 

high M iSiin, has 

many family score 

'aluable lo himself ihi 
public — Gen. Butler' has sent lo the 
New York Tribune'tin elaborate de 
fense of the salary steal, to which he 
bears a paternal relation. No defense 
of Ihe infamous business can change 

trial for breaking tbe Slate la? 
Six were fined $100 . and cost! 
sentenced to the House of Correctic 
for six months and put under $ 1,00 
bail not lo violate the law for a yeai 
—In Madison, Wis., where tbe Sunday 
law was recently enforced the saloo: 
keepers organized lo defy the law, b 
have finally concluded to obey, and tl 
capital city of Wisconsin has pei 

Thursday hist, W. V. Flagg. preside 

crecy. S. M. Smith, Sec'y of I 
sociation, denounced tbe pohticia 
threatened legislators withj tar' a 
featliers, ropes and trees, spilt blot 
etc. Such language will not soon bri 
on an agricultural milleniura. — A 
'ieing signed by many ra 

the White 
killed and several injured. 
Forhion.— Tne Dominion Parliament 

-.- passing through a long agony like 
it own credit mobilier oi last winter. 
The Canada Pacific railway (nol yet 
built) is the bone or contention and 
Sir Hugh Allan and Sir George Car- 
-r principals in the job. An official 
vesication lias not yet been under- 
taken, but enough is known to satisfy 
the public of immense fraud and brib- 
ery.— The French throne was lately 
offered by a.small deputation of "Le- 
" ttkWie Counl De Cbamhord 
la. He accepted. The Ex- 
empress Eugenie is said to be actively 
planning to gel the troublesome 
I for her son .— TtiAfty of Valencia 
spain h&S been relflWn by the gov- 
menl forces, w he h an- mas I rig s-.-nn- 
.dway against insurgents. — An Ilal- 
ielli-r reports an earthquake at liel- 

o causing considerable destruction of 
life and properly — Japanese firmers 
should impott the grange. They are 
■uired to pay taxes in money 
of produce, and 150,000 have 
rebelled. A party of 10,00u recently 

P Elzea, Mrs A M Faris. Mrs L 

lh, C « Fait, A Gilbert, Benj 

Hartman, Q W Huona, Mrs H C H.y 

■n, E Honeywell, S H Hamilton, H 

H Hamilton.' Rev A Hard, W Jobnsoi 

W Kidd, Mrs II Miller, Mary C Mi 

E Miller, W II McNary, John 
Pettitt, A W Paul, Jos Reed, U Small 
.fas Squier. W Sauger, .1 1' Stoddard 

Jas W Stinson, Mrs J 9 mails, W 
Somere, Wm Steel, Mrs B F Seely, D 
Todd, N Wardner, S D Willis. 



M^lSOITIC mueder. 



to Ihe despotic ami rhlienloiis liihs ol Freemasonry. Price 

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

Hon. John Ouincy Adams' Letter, 

Giving Hisand His Father's Opinion of Freemason 

Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

Giving His Opinion of Freemasonry (!«[■>). 

"Freemasonry is 0nlvl52 Years Old," 

"Murder and Treason not Exceeptd." 
Freemasonry in. tne Cnurcn. 

Character anil S\ni!mK 

A::;?;: of Niagara County hociation, New York. 

oOetn. per Ull), or $'1-00 per 1,000. 

udge Whitney and Masonry. 




iSSSsav rt A, l ,:;,;r'i,:« l -/,*!'SMSS°as , s 
A Tract fund for the Free Distribution of Tracts. 

Address Ezra A. Cook & Co., 

Who Murdered Capt. Wm. Morgan? 

Capt. William Morgan, 


WSee Sample Paces below. 

s of a poison so situated, and ho at last dc- 
ule tin' taels lo some |nnon ivlio miejil feel 

in .i. I'lihlii |;oml slionlil Mi-em to n-ii'iiire 

Neaver, then Mu>ler of (.lie Uuluvia 
liiiliivin villae.', I'nr whieh ]m imme- 
irty having finished their BUpnor 

Course lilive dj-fealed I lie real oliji-cl of llo- 

. his person would have been out of their control. 


On Tuesday the 12th day of September, about noon, a 

tr „w.|o. ,.,.-..■ ..!=|-"-'"" ' '" ih<- v.ll^e ..H(..l-«a. 
nearly all of whom carried «itli them clubs or sinks\ 
cut. .nol HM-inl'lio^ •.•:,<■ .-multi' r. and I" .ill .ij'|" " '"• •' I"" 
vid.d for the occasion. Tbe crowd assembled themselves i al 
tbe 1 -■ "I an in nA. ■ : -'. I ■■ i ■■-< inhabit- 
ants of the villuif... alm-il all i.l tl.. m «. r- -ir.,n- r-. n...l 
to tins day the n me ...M--rj h w !..«■ I LmuhIK ..-• '■ 

tiie for th' ir suddan a|>j>i arance w «s ius.sie;iii-d. Immedi- 
ately lifter this ii>senTola«e, Jevse French, one of the con 
stables of tbe county, fr paired to Mill-r'a pniUine-oHi.e. ami 
in a rude and viol.-i.t manner nrresle.l him. rill- -m.i- lln.l he 
had a criminal process, or a pri.c-.« m b.-li ill "t lb- [■■ ■■ph 

After ili-uiniug him in it r..»in at Danold * uw.-rn a il !«■, 

hours, they put him into on open wagon. Seven men M 
elusive of the driver, all armed with club- took tb.-.r vnu 
in the wagon, nil of whom wen 1 unknown to him. I'r.neli. 
the constable, huviue; mounted hi> horse, the whole mob 



Seize, tin hi brave Ilcji 

And thpHijjli ii -Aw 

To rouse Che slumbering, like a thunder- 

the Conflict. 

long, electric 

And i 

i the foes < 

progress stand 
g aeeded now. 

For still infatuated millions bow 

To Superstition witli U? |>iibvinc'" 
And false Tnuliikm holds ihern 

t the pulpit door for 1 
) forced to climb over 


Freaohlng for Eternity. 

"When do you intend to stop! 1 
the question put by a friend to 
land Hill. ''Not till we have carried all 
before us," was the prompt reply. Such 
is our answer too. The fields are 
the grain whitens, the harvest w 
and through grace we shall go forth 




shall lie do 

wn whe 

e the Lamb 


self shall 1 

ad us by 

the living four 


of water, i 

od wher 

God shall wipe off 

the sweat 

f toil frc 

m our weary 


heads, and 

dry up 

11 the weary 


of earth fro 

m our weeping eyes. 


of us are young and 

fresh; mauy 


may yet b 

, in the 

providence of 


before u*. 


must be days of 





if God ble 

s us, successful toil. 


shall labor till we 

re worn out 


laid io rest 

Many of 

our readers have see 

, we 

doubt not, 


work of Vi 
ninister. respe 


the ^reaL plague and fire in Londo: 
Its title is "God's Terrible Voice intl 
City." In it there is a description 
the mariner in which the faithful mi 
isters who remained amid the danger 
ilii=vliHrged their solemn duties to tl 
liymu' inhabitants, and the manner : 
which the terror- stricken multitudi 
hung with breath lees eagerness upc 
their lips, to drink in salvation ere tl 
dreaded pestilence had swept the 
away to the tomb. The churches wet 
flung open, bin the pulpits were silent, 
or there was none to occupy them- 
the hireling had fled. Then did God' 
faithful hand ot persecuted ones com 
forth from their hiding-places to ti 
the forsaken pulpits. Then did they 
stand up in the midst of the dying 
the dead, to proclaim eternal life 
men who were expecting death before 
They preached ins 

assemblies as seldom was seen befon 
in London ; such eager looks, eucl 
open ears, such greedy attention, as i 
every every word would be eatei 
which dropped from the mouths of th< 

Thus did they preach, and thus die 
they hear, in those days of terror ant 
death. Men were in earnest then, both 
in speaking and bearing. There 
no coldness, no languor, no studied 
oratory. Truly they preached as dy 

wise? Should thei 
in preaching, or les 
ing than there was 

geaness in be 
n i- — [i'.niir. 

The 1'llilosoplier anil 1 
,U:iu <!>■ Midler, a learni 

• llibh'. 


ter, was deeply engaged in historical 
studies at Cassel, in the year 
Indefatigable in research, he wi 
his friend, Charles Bonnet, that he had 
studied all the ancient authors, 1 
out one exception, in the order of 
in which they lived, and had not i 
ted to take note of a single remarkable 
fact. Among other works, it occurred 
to him io glance at the New Tea tain 
and we give in his own words the 
preesion it produced upon him: 

" How shall 1 express what I found 

years, and when I began it I was prej- 
udiced against it. The light which 
blinded St. Paul in his journey to Da- 



suddenly dis< 
comph.-buieiit of every hope, the per 
on of all philosophy, the explana 
of all revolutions, the key of all 
the apparent contradictions of the 
.1 and mora! world, of life and 
mortality. J see the most .istuiii* 
iffected by the smallest tnt 
ie connection of all the i 
in Europe and Asia with that 
-udVrui:; people to whom 
ted the promises, as one 



roe the same to them. The hour 
might be canonical or uncanonical. i 
mattered not; they did not stand upoi 
nice points of ecclesiastical regularitj 
or irregularity; they lifted up thei: 
voices like a trumpet, and spared not 
Every sermon might be their las*. 

Graves were lyi"g open around them 
life seemed now not only a hand breath, 
but hair breadth; dtalh was nearei 
; eternity 




be precious opportunities were 
longer to be trilled away: every h> 
posessed a value beyond the wealtl 
kingdoms; the world was now a passing 
vanishing shadow, and man's days on 

score and ten to the twinkling of ar 
eye. how they preached ! No pol 

ished periods, no learned arguments, 
no labored paragraphs chilled their ap- 


ed thei 

telligible. No fear of man, no lov« 

popular applause, no overscrupuk 
dread of strong expressions, no fear of 

them from pouring out the whole fer- 
vor of their hearts, that yearned with 
tenderness unutterable over dying 
souls. ' 'Old time," says Vincent , 
'•seemed to stand at the head of the 
pulpit, with his great scythe, saying 
with a hoarse voice, 'Work while it is 
called to day, at night I will mow thee 
down.'" Grim lieath seemed to stand 
at the side of the pulpit with his sharp 
arrow, saying, Do thou shoot God's 
arrows, and I will shoot mine. The 

the pulpit 

3 fOOt ( 

ing ho 


sript to those who, not know- 
to write, cannot falsify it, I 
an appearing at the moment 
mo^t favorable to its establishment, and 
in the way least likely to promote its 
reception; the w>irld appearing to be 
■irr;m^cd solely with reference to the 
religion of the Saviour. I c*n under- 
stand nothing if such a religion be not 
from God. I have not read any books 
sbout it, but in studying all that hap- 
pened before this epoch, I have always 
found something wanting, and since 1 
have known our Lord all is clear to my 
sight: with him there is no problem 
that I cannot solve. Forgive me for 
thus praising the sun, an a blind man 
who had suddenly received the gift of 

companion of his boys. The result is 
that his boys are never found in bac 
places. But, if a father hears the clod 
strike eleven in his club house or the 
play-house, he need not be surprised 
if his boys hear it strike twelve in th< 
gaming-room or the drinking saloon. 
If he puts the bottle on bis own table, 
he need not wonder if a drunken soc 
staggers io, by and by, at his fronl 
door. When the best friend that child 
hood and youth ought to have becomes 
their foe. the home becomes the "start- 
ing-post" for moral ruin. 

God's Hand Is Every where. 

No one can escapefrom the Almighty, 
Even a child must be struck by the 
following remarkable providence. In 
the United Service Museum, Whitehall 
Yard, London, are exibited the jawB of 
a shark, wide open, inclosing a tin box. 
The history of this strange exhibition 
is thus given: 

"A kind's ship, on her way to the 
West Indies, fell in with snd chased a 
suspicious looking craft, which bad all 

the i 


thejpurauit the chased vessel threw 
something overboard. She was subse- 
quently captured, and taken to Port 
Royal to be tried as a slaver. In the 
absence of the ship's papers and other 
proofs, the slaver was not only in a 


ier captain was anticipating the rccov- 
ry of pecuniary damages against bin 
aptor for illegal detention. While 
the subject was under discussion, a 
port which had follow- 
ed closely in the track of the chase 
above deacribed. She had caught a 
shark, and in its stomach was found a 
tin box, which contained the slaver 
papers. Upon the strength of thi 
evidence the slaver was condemned 
The written account is attached to th 
box." — Rose, Shamrock, and Thistle 

ik' for Twenty Tears. 

ms of the boston Chi 

he murks of dissipation and 
orrow and disappoint 

vessel. This is pure albumen, madeao 
by removing the soda held in combina- 
tion by the use of the acid. A pinch 
of soda added to the solid precipitate 
redissolves it, and it is again liquid. 
There is another way by which the al- 
bumen is rendered solid, and that is by 
the application of heat. Eggs placed 
in boiling water pass from the soluble 
to the insoluble state quite rapidly, or, 
in other words, the albumen both of the 
white and yolk becomes "coagulated." 
No contrast can be greater than that 
between a boiled and an unboiled cog. 
Not only is it changed physically, but 
there is a change in chemical properties, 
and yet no chemist can tell in what the 


extracts a little alkali, nnd a trace of 
sulphide of sodium, but the abstraction 
or these bodies is hardly sufficient to 
account for the chauge in question. — 
Dr. NichoVs Fireside Science. 

Childrans' Corner. 

"h! give me t 
'Moia; (he eal 

come scolding. He will not give t 
coral ^ettoany pouting, peevish daugh 
ter. A amile, a kisB. a warm embrace, 
will often win what you want. This if 
the right key. 

Thus you can't force God to give you 
any blessing. His treasure is full of 
jewels — brighter, more dazzling a thou- 
sand times than the crown jewels of 
Victoria. The only key that will open 
those gifts is a child-like faith resting 
on a loving Saviour. Thia is the 
key. — Presbyterian. 

rifts of ty, hound together by love to man an 
to God. But Freemasonry isbound I 

Freemasonry Forty Years Ago 

i J t- - I H . | J U 

have been drunk every day for 
lie last twenty years. But God h; 
rciful to me, and has span 
I now believe that he is abo 

"Fishers of Men." 
elated of Mr. Cowit 


Scotch i 

tached hearers was the wife of 

wealthy firmer, whu. after weeping an 

praying in vain for her ungodly hut 

band, biought her grief before her 

pastor, whose preaching she could by 

no persuasion indi 

ter listening to the case, which seemed 

quite inaccessible, Mr. Cowie 

■Is there anything your good 

a liking to?' 'He heeds for n 

the reply, 'forbye his 

siller, and it be r 


The hi, 

ough ; the 

ster soon found his way to the 
,-house, where, after a dry ret.-pt- 
aud kindly inquires about his cat- 
tle and corn, he awoke the farmer's 
feelings on the subject of his favorite 
pastime. The fiddle 

1 of earth 

ished i 

led with the sweet music it gayi 
forth in the hands of the feared anc! 
hated man of God. The minister nexi 
induced him to return his cull by th* 

offered treat of a tiuer iiiMniminL m 



lighted with the swelling tones of a 
large violin, he needed then but slight 

er and hear his friend preach. The 

urJ look effect iii conviction and sal- 
mon , and the groveling earth-worm 
as transformed into a free-hearted 

of God, full of the lively hope of 

great inheritance above. " 

form of a i 


He i 

i that reclaimed 


m the Sunday ev 
previous, a wet, cold njgbt, he had 
gone to a horse-car shed for rest and 
shelter. They drove him away. He 
next went to the stairway of a passen- 
ger house, but a policeman forced him 
again into the darkness, cold and storm. 
He wandered up Tremont street to the 
Temple, and finding it open, went in 
and lay down at the foot of the stairs, 

him kindly, found him a place tosleep 
in the building, and. on the lollowing 
morning, gave him a warm breakfast, 
a suit of clothes, and then knelt down 
beside him and prayed God to help 
him leave off drunkenness. 



To !,',«»; 

Home Influence. 

H !S'Er'' 

If the father chiefly talks "money 
maney," at home, he generally rears a 
family in the worship of the almighty 

And silent in the dust. 


stem had now awakening calls to 

dollar. II he talks mainly horses 

iisness and fervor m their minis- 

gameB, and races, he breeds a batch of 


work, to preach on the side nud 

sportsmen. If fashion is the family al 


ofthe pit into which thousands 

tar, then tlie children are offered upas 


tumbling. Now there is 6uch a 

victims upon that idtar. If a man 


oncourse of people in the cliureh- 

makes his own fireside attractive, he 


ere se ministers are to be f und, 

may reasonably bopH Co anchor hia own 


ihey caunot many times come 

children around it. My neighbor Q . 

!, to go to God and nsk him to forgive 

me, — that was to much. I broke down, 
ind began to pray, too. I believe that 
o.d has forgiven me, and I will never 
Irink any more." — Recorder. 

Chemistry of a Hen's Egg. 

Within the shell ih>- animal ^portion 
)f the egg is found, which consists of a 
."iscous, colorless liquid ciili d albu 
>r the white, and a yellow, globular 
iiiis- called the melius or yolk, 
ivhiteof the egg consists of lw< 
laofa of which is enveloped in distinct 
nembranea. The outer bag of albu- 
nen, next the shell, is a thin, watery 
>ody, while the next, which invests 
the yolk, is heavy and thick. But few 
housekeepers who break eggs ever dis 
tinguish between the two whites, oi 

ippropriate office to fulfill dur- 
progress ot incubation or hatch 
I one acts, in the mysterious 
as important a part as the oth- 
er. If we remove this glairy fluid from 
the shell and place it in a glass, and 
plunge into it a strip of red litmus pa- 
per, a blue tinge is immediately pro 
duced, which indicates the presence ol 

of industry 

Thus giving invaluable wealth. 
ye knights of the soil! ye ehau 

For labor » 

The Right Key. 
often find it hart) 


ilain lesson. Katie 
ng lips to her father, 
Ie anger. " Pa, 1 

and I could not find my bunch, so 
rrowed mother's. But not one of 
the dozen will open it. I wish 1 hud no 

The fit 

Tgently told her that '-tern 

made a knot harder to unloose." 

'Hand me the keyB." He tried one 

after another. But the right key wat 

there, * 'I must call in the lock 

smith." While her father was gone 

Katy was fretting over the delay caus 

d by the loss of her keys. By nnd 

by the smith came with a wire hoop 

strung with more than a hundred 

Freemasonry a Distinct Gove 

Let it never be forgotten, that, 
these United States, there are from 
one to two hundred thousand 
who have sworn allegiance to lav 
recognized by our constitution; 
in direct opposition to those of our land ; 
laws cruel and abominable. This 
not mere theory m the M.-tMimc instill 
tim; but has been reduced to practici 
We have seen these unlawful oaths d. 
veloped by the conduct of those who 
have sworn fealty to them. Can itb< 


the deve! 

opmenla of Masonry, by Bernard and 
others, are true ! We have, air, the 
substantial testimony of about five 
thousand seceding Masons to this ef- 
fect. In addition to this, we have cir- 
cumstantial evidence that is irresistible. 
Why was Morgan murdered, if his book 
was not true! Why are seceeders so 
bitterly persecuted, if it be not pursuant 
to Masonic oaths? We have the text 
and the commentary, in the Masonic 
oaths, and the conduct of the Masons 
for the last four years. 

Herein a Masonic empire standing 
on its own fouudation,nubordinate to no 

are sworn, if they are Master Masons, 
to keep each other's secrets.raurder and 
treason excepted, and that left to their 
own election; to obey the grand hail- 

brothi-r, . 
They are 

i of disti 

i the 

isk of their own 
if they are Royal 

keep each other's 

right ba 

Pa, do tell me, what 
bureau and trunk-makers 
ty kinds of locks." 
Because the world is a wicked 
and there are mauy thievea who steal 
because too lazy to work." 

After trying a number, at length tin 
locksmith placed a key in the lock, and 
e bolt sprung 



alkali. The alkali 
ndition, and its pr 

of the 

highest consequence, for without it the 
liquid would be insoluble. A portion 
of the white of an egg when diluted 
with water, and a few drops of vinegar 
or acetic acid added to it, undergoes a 
liquid becomes 

oudy . nd flor 
iredy matter 


Thus, I thought, we learn why bo 
many prayers children offer are never 
answered. They go and ask for a new 
heart, and, like Katy, amid the petty 
trials of life, they are fretted at this 
wrong, aod checked by that, and get 
angry whenever they can't do what 

But I I 


Bay. "I should like to know how Katy 
could keep from being vexed 1 When 

so angry that I Hung one 'way across 

If Jenny ever reads this little piece 
she will find nut why her prayers are 
not heard. No one can indulge her 
passions day by day, and then kneel 
down and pray aright. There is in 
that heart the wrong feeling. You must 
pray God to change that heart before 
he will hear. " My sou, give me thy 

That locksmith might have had a 
thousand keys, and unless the right 
as among them he could not open 
unk. '-But why not break it 
openl" come hi*ly girl cries. Becaiihe 

eecue each other from danger, right 
ir wrong. They are sworn, if they 
relllustrous Knights of the Cross.lo re- 
enge eiich others injuries, and support 
ach other's political preferment. They 
re sworn, if they are elected Knights 
f Nine.or Illustrious elected of Fifteen, 
3 put to death any seceding Mason 
of degrees. There is moreover, 
a penalty of barbarous death attached 
each degree from the lowest to the 
highest, with one or two exceptions. 
Will you say that this is not Mason- 
! The edifice is one, the institution 
one. Will any Mason deny that th< 
upper degrees are not genuine Free 
masonry ! He may say that he is ig 
lorant of those degrees; but if he ii 
gnorant of any part of this institution 
(specially of one so deeply suspected, 
ie is ignorant at his peril. He gives 

ither ties than of r 

The bonds whic 
er, separate thei 
world. There a 
tian religi 

rest of the 
re the Chris- 

uuknortii, which the God 


■ other ami de: 

ics which i.ind Christians u^etlie 
nver the civilized world; whflreve 
Clirislia'i goes, he may lind a Chris 
i brother; but M:i-oiiry has broke: 



must interfere with her dark domin- 
ion; her priests, her altar, her laws 
must be supreme. Every kind atfec- 

holy principle must tie prostrated in 
in the dust beneath the wheels of the 
chariot of this idol of secrecy and 

On the twenty-seventh o 

e expect to send out bills ' 
ightly subscribers who a 





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Address, EZRA A. COOS & CO., 


Freemasonry Exposed, 


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Prioo bj Moll Foat-poJd. 

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the date on your addresB-label? 
you not save us the trouble of sending 
a hill by renewing immediately. 
aro very much in need of the i 

Itbln-.K at AntMIas.mii- l.eilnn 

It. i'.. Taylor, Summertleld, O. 
L. N. Sinur.,.,. Sym-iw, N. T 
N., (Jre.i, Grove, IV 
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Linus .'hittimdi-u, Crystal Lake, 
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T. IS M.i'orinick, Princeton, It 


1VHK.1T0S, [1.1,1 MIIS, 

Westfield College, 

Westfield, Clark Co., 111. 

Masonic Books. 


to Muson 

y, and 

he is bound to 


■"■'J' " ;: 


assurance that the 




es an American 


zeni In 

it tha 

he lives within 


imita of these U 

ited States; that 




ertain boundaries 


Dies of DdluraliEation 1 Those, sir, may 
ie necessary, but he only is atheurUn 
American who venerates the pure 
reniiMicmiem which our fathers bled 
to maintain; he who acknowledges no 
aws paramount to those of his cuuntry 
and bis God. 


t cltize 

kneels at the alta 



he 1 "™ 

is aesunder the 


free republic and the subject of ades- 

) the 

, of then 


) pay lor the right key. 

The address to which I 

Mt justly observes, "That all fc 

eigners, even the most eolightenei 

though (hey be perfectly honest ar 

capable; though they may reside wit 

life's end, and be practic; 

tbe truth and beauty ofoi 
systems, are disqualified by being lli 
subjects of other governments. By 
stronger reasons ;idh»ring Masoi 
disqualified. Of this sin. tb»-re 
no doubt. There are certain ti 
hind man to man, independent 
human government. It is the 
love expressed in the compret 




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




Walsh's Review of Freemasonry. 

Finney on Masonry. 


Bernard's Appendix to Light or. Uissnr; 








Richard:::]': Monitor of Frsoiuor.ry, 

dii lo oth.'i 

t tney should to 
Idren of the sam* 
subjects of thv s 


Oliver's History of Initiation. 

Eudcu's l!i:::ic Ritual and Monitor, ! 


Bllowshiped by tho 
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Christian Ch.irch. 

Tie or 


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Light on Freemasonry, 


The Christian Cynosure. 


VOL VI. NO. 2. 

"In Secret Have I Said Nothing,"—*™ 



WHOLE NO. 132 

The Christian Cynosure, 

No. 11 Wannsll Avenue, Chicago. 
Always writo plainly, soii.IIor In iho nam. 

SSFo„Hlv.'""*'■""™"™ lr,<: ~ , 

Addro«j»lottor8thiia:SiiiinrrtptlonB forth 

luiiffht Templar's rarude. 

HeLi..].. llii' lordly Templars come, 
Willi sound of fife and stirring drum, 
Allt-'leuiiiiiic iu their tinsel gold, 

Say, did tlio.-e liritrlit swards eversliini 
On the red fields of Palestine ; 
Those stainless flashes brightly play 
Above the Templar's proud array? 
Ah ! no, (hose blailcs did never gleam 
Deep in Hie battle's fiery stream, 
Nor ever lift their sheaths, to be 
TUe (■riejtit' uf liberty. 
But when the days ore clear and fine, 
These jjullaiits mircli in showy line. 
And at tlie midnight hour combine 
To drink, from ghastly cups, their wim 

In boyhood's moments, long ago, 
1, too, rejoiced in baby show, 
Ami had tlie Templars been aboot, 
I'd thought them grand, without 

How could my vanity withstand 
A cocked bat and a shining brand, 
Aud all the great ami grniiddiiplny, 
Tin- brave knight- weir mi gala day'' 
But now I see by God's great light 
The hostile powers "f day and night, 
In LTapphue strife's tremendous strain 

And whore the truth Lfl bravely trying 
Willi etl.irts uuble ami undying, 
To break the boiled door- of trea.-on, 
Against God's laws and human reasoi 
There 1 nuiet go with eager speed 


.all of night, 

So said a highly esteemed deac-n 
by way of objection to the work of 
Anti-masons. Tbis brother was a Ma- 

Now one branch of our work is 
pick up and answer every plauB&ble 
gument and objection which may 
brought furwa 
work of an Ai 
not fail to do till every subterfuge iu 
hunted out by the keen eye of truth 
and pierced through and through by 
the -'aword of the spirit." With God's 
help let ua look at this specious objec- 

sin. Little, wc may presume, did this 
esteemed and influential deacon think 
of the concession concluded in bis re- 
mark, Pray it out, not argue. 

Does not tbis remark imply that God 
is against Masonry 1 What else could 

This we 



i pray 

and e Kpe-i laily n* Mnsunr\ 

and false gods 

are the offspring of one 

parent. Hut 

tin* brother evidently m 

eant that we 

should pray to the '"F 

ther of our 

Lord Jeans Christ," aga 

nat the evil. 

Such, from the unifor 

a and often 

avowed principles of th 

man, must 

have been bis meaning. 

Had he said 

we must argue it out of 

the church, 

that we cannot pray it 

out, then we 

might infer that. Free 

Masonry is a 

question to be settled by 

nerely human 

agents, by the cuiilhel ul 

intellect with 

intellect; but since our 

eacon brings 

prayer), we must conclude that, though 
a Mason, be believed God to be against 

But we must not forget to look at 
the fundamental error in his position. 

era to be used for him, here on earth. 

muscles, etc. ! They are to be employ- 
ed in our combat against the kingdom 
of Satan. Have we souls, constituted 

These doubtless are to be used in their 
legitimate sphere in our conflict with 
any and all evils. That we should 
pray fervently, with strong crying and 
tears," against the sins of earth, as our 
deacon intimated, is true. The fact 
that God has given us access to him in 
prayer, power to pray, is proof that 
we should pray against great wrongs. 
But shall we exclude our power to rea- 
son, to "argue" from the combatl If 
we must pray against Masonry, shall 
we not argue, reason, against it too? 
If we pray to God against evil, shall 

the same i Did Jesus, our model Teach- 
er, do nothing but pray to the I'athcr 
anainstsinf Let all history speak on 
tbis point. What evil on record, to be 
opposed to any human agency, was ev- 
er met by prayer alone! Are we here 
reminded of the demons which went 
not out but by "prayer and fasting!' 1 
While ne confess the strong analogy 
between the demons who are said to 
have been " blind and dumb" and the 
poor hoodwinked and tongue-tied Ma- 
son, we do not think the ease to be an 



that prayer and fasting were indiap' 
sable means to be used iu 
out That tbey are Masons who 
hed by any argument, 



out of man, may be couceded ; while at 
the same time, arguments may move 
tens of thousands who are not yet given 
over to a reprobate mind, either to 
come out or keep out of the lodge. 

while men remain rational moral beings. 
Which among the reformers, from 
the patriarchs to the prophets, from the 
prophets to Christ, from Christ to this 
day. did not reason and "argue" 
against the sins of hie age and day! 
"Come now and let ua reason together," 
saith the Lord. Well does the old 
adversary "know that the man who 
does not couple argument and persua- 
sion with pri 



if he does not cease to pray alto- 
gether. He who will not work against 
evil, by all righteous means, will never 
persevere in prayer against it. This 
fact is founded in a law ot our being, 
and applies to every case where the uae 
of active menus are practicable. Elijah 
prayed for rain. This was all he 
could do. He could not " nrgue" with 
the elements aud so effect the desired 
result. Jesus might have tarried in 
Jerusalem and prayed in secret againat 
the crimes of the doomed city till now, 
and the Scriptures would not have been 
fulfilled in Iub crucifixion. But he rea- 
soned out of the Scriptures with the 
people, argued, reproved, exhorted 
with all long suffering and doctrines. 
Paul might have secretly prayed in 
Corinth, Ephesus, Athens and any- 
where, while he studiously withheld 
all arguments and public efforts against 

ies, and he would have escaped the 
"persecutions he endured" and a mar- 
tyr's death and crown. Were Paul or 
Peter, or even Jesus here to pray pub- 
licly against popular sins now at one of 
our great convocation", he would need 
do no more to call down on his head 
the anathemas of scores of doctors of 
divinity. Let an obscure backwoods- 
man t^uch Freemasonry, juat pronounce 
this name by way of disapprobation 
in a public assembly, and he will kin- 
dle a lire (hat water will not quench, 
worse to the miniona of the craft than 
"Greek Fire;" which, while they find 
the fuel and do the blowing, preys on 


Cicerosays, "It is a disgrace to be 
deceived." This is a wise remark. 
Out being deceived is only making a 
mistake, because when we are deceived 

gallons whose nature ho was not able 
to understand before he took them, and 
afterwards saye, " I made a great mis- 
take," we justly have a contempt for 
him. Our philanthropy would 


He ought to have 
lore sense, and is served right." In a 
listake of this kind it is a great mis- 
ike to lie under the obligation as ii 
-as to take it at first. The only courst 
i to break away from it. — Telescope. 

"Once a Mason Always a Mason." 

In the Masonic Advocate for March. 
873, is a lending editorial on " Ma- 
mie obligations," iu which the writei 

they rightly read the guide boards of 




"The imprints of the Masonic lesson 
are not given to be rubbed out with 
pleasure, for their obligations are aB 
perpetual as they are distinct and prac- 
tical. There are none indeed, that 
can supersede them in their moral 
power, for they have the sublimest origin 
as their basis, as well as the purest 
purposes in their diligent and practical 
operations. Therefore, he that be- 
comes a Mason should remember that 
he is no longer a 

i obli 

Again he says of the obligations: 

mately associated with the rightful 
duties of life. . . . to be either 
forgotten or treated with coldness or 
indifference. " " The grips of its author- 
ity are nevertheless, as the bonds of 
Us i.j 111 stations like words of truth 


a the 

bound hand and foot and handed over 

ships and according to Masonic law and 

Does it not behoove our young men 
to ponder well and examine carefully 
before they enter auch an institution 
from which there is no escape! 

J. P. Stodhahd. 

Will the Lord Always Wait 7 

" For as much as this people draw 
near me with their mouth, and their 
lips do honor me, but have removed 
their heart far from me, and their fear 
toward me is taught by the precept of 
men: therefore, behold, I will proceed 
to do a marvelous work and a wonder: 
for the wisdom of their wise men 
shall perish ami the understanding of 
their prudent men shall be hid." (Isa. 
ixii: 13, 14.) 

Drawing nigh to God with the 
mouth, while the heart is far from him, 
and teaching the fear of the Lord ac- 
cording to the precepts of men, is Dot 

s offer 

God than in the days of Isaiah. 

We have an illustration in the slav- 
ery question. God's word said, " Re- 
member them that are in bonds, as 
bound with them." " Undo the heavy 
burdens, let the oppressed go free, 
and break every yoke." But the peo- 
ple who honored God with their lips 
only and to whom the fear of the Lord 
was taught by the precepts of men, were 
either quite indifferent, or decidedly 
hostile to the abolition of slave] 

nr, ili.ii 

to the cause of the slave the law of God 
waa counted of no effect. For thirty 
years our public men sought for some 
means to settle the slavery question 
without delivering the alave, and their 
wisdom perished, their understanding 
was hid, until God bad poured out the 
vials ol his wrath upon the people and 
they were willing to recognize his law. 
So, too, with the respect to the abom- 
inations of Masonry, the plain teach- 
ings of God's Word are set aside and 
the precepts of men are set up instead. 

It is abundantly = evident {at least U 
all the leaders of public sentiment it 
the church) that Masonry is anti-Chris. 
tian in the following particulars: 

1. It is false and hypocritical in its pre 
tensions to age, sanctity, and the valut 
of its secrets. 

2. It is exclusive, selfish and unjust 
in its pretended benevolence. 

3. It inculcates a religious worship 
in which there is no Mediator, no 
a'onement and no confession of sin. 

4. It professes to save men and (in 
its burial sermon) (litres litem mtvc<l, 
on tb,e sole ground of Masonic morality 
and without the slightest reference to 

5. It binde persons to keep secrets 
and discharge dudes of which tbey 
are profoundly ignoraut, contrary to 
the word of God. ( Lev. v. 4, 5.) 

(J. It imposes many extrajudicial 
oaths contrary to Christ's positive com- 
mand, " Swear not at all." 


j of i 

gusting and profane; their penalties 
horrible and their obligations such as 
no man can keep without positive 
disobedience to the laws both of God 
and man. Add to this Its ceremonies 
which are frivolous, contemptible, and 
in some instances blasphemous, and its 
titles anti republican aud unchristian. 
All this is, or may be known by every 
minister in the land, and yet the pre- 
cepts of men so prevail over the Word 
of God that the multitudes of Christian 

sworn defenders of this mystery of in- 
iquity while the great masB of the 
church is wholly indifferent or hostile 
to any reform. Have we learned no- 
thing by the experience of the pas( 
twenty years? Shall not the Lord 
again do "A marvelous work and won- 
der," except we repent! 

Ironton. Wis. Aug. 15tb, 1803. 

Ritual of the Grange. 

Among the qualifications for this de- 
gree the candidate is supposed to know 
how to select and plant good seed; 
when he appears before the master the 
latter Bays: " More assistance is needed 
in the fields. The grain is ripe and 
ready for the harvest. It is, however, 
important that none but intelligent and 
skillful laborers be employed. Be- 
fore they enter upon their labors it will 
be necessary for them to receive in- 
structions, and, first of all, to give a 
pledge of secrecy and fidelity. Broth- 
ers, this will not conflict with your so- 
cial, religious, moral or political 

The obligation is then given. It 
would seem from the above remark, 
that it was intended to increase the in- 
telligence and skill as a laborer, as it 
appears to be first of all the instruc- 
tions, and maybe regarded, with its 
injunction of secrecy for all previous de- 
grees and for the present, asafair sam- 
ple of the "instruction" afforded by 
the grange — a knowledge which tends 
only to poverty of goods and deadness 
of conscience. The petty farce is kept 
up in the lectures. First, the lecturer 
says, " Brothers, as harvesters, reap for 
nd as well as for the body. Nat- 



with 1 

onderful and beautiful, and its study 


oarry « 

noble principles wc- inculcate of Friend- 
ship Love, Truth, and Charity. In the 
field of nature, earth, air, and vegeta- 
tion are replete with life. Nature has 
made nothing in vain. Wherever she 
has created a habitation she has filled it 
with inhabitants. On the leaves of 
plants, animals feed, like cattle in our 
meadows, to whom the dew-drop is nn 


their elystan fields, decorated with cas 
cades and flowing with ambrosial fluids, 

, P i», 

After these hypothetical and interest 
j remarks the overseer speaks am 
quotes poetry, which is no doubt origi 
nal: "You are now abont to enter th 
harvest. Labor with cheerfulness. Th 
truest balsam for injured minds i 
cheerfulness. Cultivate the habit o 
looking for better and brighter days in 
stead of mourning over the past. 


would surely 

about entering an asylut 
hypocond rises. The chaplain ad 
this strange ceremony religious in 
tion in the unholy effort to s 
with passages from the word of God 
such unsavory rites. He says: "Breth- 
ren, the fields of our chief labor are ev- 
er 'white unto the harvest;' and in them 
■be that reapeth receiveth wages and 
gathereth fruit unto life eternal; thai 
both he that soweth and he that reap- 
eth may rejoice together.' 'Take heed 

UnT-[. .[<', Illli! Il--W:lfi- 

for a 

i life 



abundance of things he po-sessclb,' but 
in the right use of God's blessings. Say 
not therefore, 'Soul thou hast much 
goods laid up for many years, take 
thine ease, eat, drink and be merry;' 
for our Heavenly Father placed us here 
to be 'laborers together with him, and 
raises up the ever whitening harvest, 
that we may be the stewards of hit 
bounty, and so partake of his blessed 
ness in being beneficent. Therefore, be 
ye helpers one of another. And bf 
not proud; for pride goeth before de- 
struction, and a haughty spirit before n 
fall. Mind not high things but conde 
ecend to men of low estate; for ye art 
all brethren. Be patient and contented 
in your labors, and in the use of th' 
fruits; for godliness, 
is great gain." 

Bondage nnd Freeiloni of Conscience. 

9 free 

itry it is very strange 
that free men should desire i,o restraint 
their own freedom of intellect and of 
mind and also of their own moral con 

when they bind themselves by an oat I 
never to reveal what they shall be told. 


question on a business matter w) 
remembered that his oath had bound 
him to some men as against others and 
therefore I could expect only such a 
answer as would be subject to his secrt 
obligations. I rejoiced in my own frei 
dom over all in his position. Thi 
are they cut off from full, free and coi 
fidentinl intercourse with non-Masoni 
For itia clear that, I cannot trust th 
candor of an answer when I suspect 
to be under the influence of a secr< 

You are doing a good work. Mr. Ed 
tor. When I first began to read your 

prompted stronger language than waa 
necessary; but having read some of 
their own expositions of their obliga- 
tions, and seen their arrogant assump- 
tions of superior honesty and trust- 
worthiness to the religionist, whether 
Christian or ^Mohammedan; having 
seen their claim to be a better fraterni- 
ty than any church, and surprised by 
actual repudiation of the doctrine 
t all need the Saviour because they 
i^'ii. ji! 1'iiough in their natural con- 
on and need no repentance, I waa 
issedatBuch teaching. It is found 
ome of their leading Masonic peri- 
.als, which therefore must be class- 
with the enemies of Christianity, 
matter bow many professed minis- 
ami members of churches may be 
g them. The open Bible is but 

a farce 
would i 

A Koi 

: purpose. 

Positive Theology. 

nfi-u fm.lish ;in wise, as 

miable, having often 

cowardice than catholicity, and 

s thai 

It i 

gy. The pulpit has too little rather 
much of it. The reaction 
from the old Puritan spirit and methods 
A religious character that 

no bast 

ways full of flaws, and it may go 

ashing down under almost any great 

rain or pressure. A creedk-ss church 

ay be sentimental and pleasantly 

sympathetic, but it will add very little 

the abiding might of that army of 

the Lord that is set to wrestle down 

principalities and powers, and plant 

iBt's standard where Satan's seat is. 

linistiy that does its real work ti- 

must have the tough muscle and 

red blood which come of digesting 

the strong meat of sound Christian 

I for il 


its principles, and pushes the special 
truths out of sight which it is charged 
to proclaim, will find its own self-respect 
departing.its tremulous wordsdropping 
at its own feet, the public ear turning 
away from it in indifference or pity o 
disgust, its arms falling palsied nt it 
side, and its own organisation dmppiii! 
to pieces for want of moral cohesion 

To tun 

) bold, and to 

i strong 

and positive Christ 

the things that give it life an 

it victory, — Aforniiuj Star. 

Thoughts ror SQnlstei 

No man is now more sorely 
from the soeial side than nt 
ion! brilliant ''progressive" m 
uud Protestant Church. Everything 
amiable, beautiful and hospitabl 
our new and generous social life 
toward him like a sunlit tide on a s 
mer sea. Everything flattering nnd 

popular intelligence, absorbs hi 

great opportunities for the honor of 
Christ and his gospel, and goon speak- 
ing and living the Sermon on the Mount 
above the enchanting realm of seculai 
life, all will be well. But how many 
of the men from whom we have hoped 
the grandest things have been swep 
off in this deluge. Too often the propli 
et of the Most High hna emerged frot 
his baptism of popularity only as th 


I f.-lli, 

showy culture, or the apologia fur 


t life. 

It matters not from what quarter the 
influence comes that would despoil tht 
minister of Christ of his essential pow- 
er and dignity as an unselfish, self-sac 
rificing representative of the spiritual 
life before a secular world. If he 
broken down on any sido, whatev 
may be left of him that is good a: 

, he ii 

) longei 

the Lord Jesus Chri 

the ministry on any ground It 
it was placed by the Savioui 
It is a waste of money and of 
to endow a class of clerical e 

for a 



in culture, philanthropy 
The day of the man of all 
ing by. No Christian : 
marshal the amusements 
munity so well as a first 

the • 


ienced master of ceremonies. Those of 
us who have made real excursions ink 
the regions of literary, educational 
political and scientific activity, besi 
know that there is a point where wt 
must sternly resolve to bo one tiring 
or another, or lose ourselves trying if 
be everything. The fate of every trui 
minister of Christ depends upon the 
wisdom and ability with which he 
gathers in his sheaves from the broad- 
est field of outside ac'ivity, hears them 
upward to the feet of his Master, and 
consecrates himself anew to the plain 
and simple ministry of the Gospel of 
Jesus Christ. — Religion* Ma<j< 

Luther's Unselfishness. 

Disinterestedness was a lead 
ture in the character or Luthe 

rior to all selfish considerations, 

world to those who delighted i 
The poverty of this great man 

quiring riches, for few men ha 


> obtai 

The Elector of Saxony offered 
him the produce of a mine at Sneberg; 
but he nobly refused it, "lest," said he, 
"I should tempt the devil, who is lord 
of these subterraneous treasures, to 
tempt me." The enemies of Luther 

Id. When one of the pupes asked 
certain cardinal why they did not 
stop that man's mouth with Bilver and 
;old, his eminence replied, "That 
German beast regards not money !" It 
nay easily be supposed that the liber- 
lity of sucb a man would often exceed 
lis means. A poor student once tell- 
ng bim of his poverty, he desired his 
wifo to give him a sum of money; and 
when she informed him they had none 
left, he immediately seized a cap of 
value, which accidentally stood 

within his reach, and, giving it to the 
poor man, bade him go and sell it, and 
keep the money to supply his wants. 
In one of his epistles, Luther says, "I 
havo received one hundred guilders 
from Taubereim; and Schnrtts has giv- 
en me filty ; so that I bogin to fear lest 
God should roward me in this life. But 
I will not be satisfied with it. What 
have I to do with bo much money I I 
gave half of it to P. Priorus, and made 

i glad." 

Sabbath ■ breaking Travelers. 

The following urgent plea for the 
honor of the Lnrd's day appears in a 
letter to the Now York Evangelist 
from Syria, the law which gava ua our 
t'hiiHlian Sabbath: 

The number of American travelers 
here (Syria) this year, is unprecedented. 
They come literally by hundreds, and 
among thorn some of the very salt of 
the earth. But alas I some of this salt 
is in danger of losing its savor unless 
our American Christians are more care- 
ful about Sabbath observances in this 
land of the Bible. Two American 
parties containing not a few clergymen 
(1) havejust traveled on Sunday, mere- 
ly for the sake of seeing a few more of 
the Syrian sights, One party of five 
spent Saturday night in a mission 
school-house, and sot out on Sunday 
morning for Hsalheo. I do not know 
their names, but tbey have struck a 
blow at the weak consciences of ono of 
our little Proleataatcommunilies,which 
was as cruel as it was uncalled for. 
Syria knowa no Sabbath, and when the 
patient labor of years has taught the 
people some idea of the sanctity of Iho 
Lord's day, it is a hurning sliamo for 
Christian pastors and laymen from 
America to come to this land of proph- 
ets and apostles, and trample this sa- 
cred day u 



feet. A 



e Hiked n 

e to aid 

K • 

tour thro 

ugh the 



t. end I 

him in plat 
land. I did! 

observed that he had made no allow- 
ance for resting on the Sabbath. I 
protested ; but he said be could meditate 
as well on horseback as in a dirty Arab 
village. Yes, said I, and the people 
whom you see can meditate, too. They 
will say, "Who lathis Christian min- 
ister who comes through our land, 
casting contempt upon God's holy day t" 
Would he venture to do il in his own 
parish at home! Or they may say, 
'•If American clergymen can do it, 
why may we not do it, too, for we are 
poor men and need all we can earn? 
Why should we leave off work, if this 
I'hmitan foreigner does not!" 

It brings the blush to our cheeks 
when good , conscientious Syrian Chris- 
tians ask us to explain such conduct. 
Would it not be well for churches at 
home to stipulate, when their pastors 
and members go abroad, that they car- 
ry their Sabbath with them J It is a 
comfort to know that the great majori- 
ty do keep the Sabbath; but it is a sad 
and bitter thought that so many vio- 


s trod by our blessed Lord. I 

In-ard llii'Hi.' Syrian dragomen jest 
d rjt.Ji.-u!'- th.' religion of ho called 
iters of the gospel who have oblig- 
icm to travel on Sunday for the 
sake of sight-seeing, giving no 
,o man or beast. It must be that 
ib Mjmi-lliing demoralizing about 
traveling in foreign lands and that too 

out of mind" principle. I have 

times thought of printing a no- 
obe hung up in all the botelsin 
Syria, Egypt, and Palestine, asking' - 
hristian travelers, for the sake of the 
itive Christian churchesin these lands, 
avoid traveling on the Lord's day, 
n-pLing when- it iri absolutely necess- 
ary. There is hardly a village or town 
n this land through which travelers 
ordinarily pass, where there are men, 
n, and children who have the 
in their hands, and win are 
grieviously injured and scandalizrd by 
Sabbath desecration on the part of for- 
ign Christian travelers. Some of these 
■avelers even quote the absurd saying, 
The better the day the better the 
deed," a proverb which must have had 
inferual and not a celestial ori- 

Don't delay renewing for your paper. 


The Christian Cynosure. 

(Iifrngo, 1 

ttemlujf, Sept. S 

, 1878. 



iihiiikui, nnu:i:sri»Mn;>Ti;. 

i uth. which placed 

I Ex. 

^ proper that I should 
, and through y< 


cago, the stale of fact as I find it. 

I haye called on and conversed with 
clergymen and civilians concerning our 
cause in Chicago, Syracuse and Utica, 
N. Y., and in Northampton, Worces- 
ter, Huston, Chelsea, Quincy, and 
here al Foxboro , Mass. Besides inte- 
resting conversation with gentlemen of 
intelligence and capacity whom I have 
met ou the cars fn-tn Cincinnati, Ohio, 
Kingston, New York and other places 
of less significance. 

Since I travelled this ssme route five 
years ago, there ia a marked change 
come over the spirit of the country 
touching the Masonic discussion. As 
one expretacd it: "The chill is taken 

f the 


i I ha< 

to receive the first rude answer. Five 
years ago, 1 received ninny. Lodge- 
men are silent; and, if good men, 
troubled and downcast, anxious what 
to do; and many of them would hail 
the downfall of a system which sits 
on them like an iron shroud. 

Last winter n candidate, otherwise 
orthodox (Congregational) church here 
in Foxboro. and when asked by a dea- 

ed that'll was an improper question; 
but finally admitted that he was, and 
hegan at large to defend the lodge. 
The deacon replied, "If the question 
of Masonry is improper, it is surely an 
inproper subject for a lecture." The 
candidate "dried up" and withdrew his 
application, and remains here in Fox- 
boro inside the lodge but outside of 
the church. One such deacon in each 
village of New England could expel 
these out croppings of heathenism 
from the churches. Will not every 
church number who reads this "Go 
and do likewise T 

I am to speak here to night, and the 
announcement^ my lecture and sub- 
ject from the pulpit to a full Sabbath 
congregation in the leading church 
produced no sensation, but was receiv- 
ed asa thing proper andof course. Lect- 
urers like Wendell Phillip*, John B. 
Gough and others, do not hesitate toex- 
press their personal convictions against 
the Becret orders from Masonry down. 
And the lion. Charles Francis Adams 
lately' presented a copy of his father's 
letters on Freemasonry to an acquain- 
tance with the remark that he 
himself wrote the preface to that 
book. That preface contains the 


"A more perf< ct agent for the devising 
and exi cution of conspiracies against 
church or state could scarcely have 
been devised." 

This was written by Mr. Adams, in 
1847, sixteen years after Anti-mason- 
ry bad ceased from American politics, 
and when the cnuntry was cool and 
quiet on the subject. 

But, along with these, and a multi- 
tude more encouraging tokens there 
are not wanting other tokens of an op- 
posite and even alarming character, such 
as the following:— 

I. The first and most revolting of these 
is the hitherto unexampled rush into 
these dark orders. Three thousand 
•■Knights of Pythias" lately paraded in 
Boston. The city of Springfield flaunts 
in its directory nine lodges, councils, 
commandi-rii's. etc. .<>f Freemasons; four 
of Oddfellows; and four temperance 
training schools for the old lodges. 
There harlot orders, without having 
answered one argument which once 
led to their legal supression by the 
Massachusetts legislature, flr.unt their 
names in the gazettes of the towns and 
cities here-; and succeed, as do their 
prototypes, by impudence and conta 
gion. These however, though they dis- 
hearten many, disgust more and will 
yet prove an overdose of poison on the 
public stomach. The granges, now 
spr< ndlng among the farmers of the 
west like the disease known as "the 
epizootic" among horses, punzle 

many thinking politicians at the East. 
But one reflecting man said: "Like the 
Morgan movement, itisfounded on rage, 
the rage of farmers at their real and 
imagined'wrongs; and it will be Bhorter 
lived than the Know-nothings." 

But the only really alarming fact is 
the sepulchral silence of the New En- 
gland pulpit and religious press on the 
subject. God grant it may prove the 
silence which precedes and presages 
the storm I And yet I have not convers- 
ed with one clergyman since I left 
home, who has anything but con- 
demnation for the lodge. One excellent 
man in the interior of this state said 
to me, "If yon can get access to the 
ministers in their associations you may 
do great good ; but I don't think it would 
be wise to attempt a movement here. 
Some of my most active members are 
members of the lodge and they declare 
they do not find Masonry in the way of 
their religion." This good man has 
read Finney, but is forgetting what he 
has read in his silence, and the lodge 
locusts are crawling into his church. 
Yet when I stated to him that it is a 
wrong for Christians to practice the 
riles and blasphemies of the lodge, as 
any heathen religious admitted 
it, and suggested that I meet and con- 
vince the ministers in their associations 
forgetting, or not seeing, that that does 
nothing unless ministers when con- 
vinced themselves, will speak to their 
people. This is a worthy and excellent 
brother, but he evidently has not 
learned to lay down his life for Christ's 

The result is, I am more and more 
thoroughly convinced that (he line 
must and will be run through the 
American churches, and those which 
allow in their members open fellowship 

must be shut from the communi 
saints. "For what fellowship hath light 
with darkness: or he that believeth 
with an infidel!" If a minister can sweat 
and help to swear others through the 
some fifty oaths of a lodge and encamp 
ment to the Royal Arch degree, and 
keep his place in a Christian pulpit. 
there is no other abomination which he 


And I have not conversed with ai 
informed person, who doeB not see anc 
admit that if a Mason keeps his oathi 
to the lodge, he is forsworn to the state 
and has no more right to sit on a jury 
vote, or hold office under the law o 
the Union and of the stales, than ai 

night I am to speak in Willimantic 

Very ^respectfully and sincerely your 
obedient servant J. B. 


shall be overwhelmed with home duties. 
I report, through you, to the Nationn: 
Committee by letters as I pass along. 
This will give the double advantage of 
freshness and detail. 

In Willimantic, Ct, Mr. Conant has 
done much by correspondence and cir- 
culating literature. I spoke there night 
before last, to an attentive and respect- 
able audience, the first ever addressed 
there on the subject An Episcopal- 
ian clergyman had come down from 
Bethlehem, Ct, to attend the meeting, 
and an intelligent member of the M. &■ 
church, who takes their Free Press, 
said to me that years ago he found he 


ion, and he chose the first Said he, 
"Your meeting to-night haB but taken 
the seal off from the letter. We must 
now let our people open and read the 

At Hartford, yesterday, I called on 

civilians of the state of Connecticut, 
A life-long re- 

former, he was a U. S. Sen. 
and took his seat the day of 
the passage of the Kansas Nebraska 
bill. He was walking with Senators 
Chase and Sumner while cannon were 
being fired in honor of that infamous 
bill. Chase and Sumner were deject- 
ed; but Mr. Gillette said to them, 
■' Gentlemen, in the roar of those can- 
non i can hear Ihe dying groans of 
slavery." Mr. Gillette was profoundly 

write me when he has lead the docu- 
ments which I left him. I have asked 
him to attend a national political 
meeting the ensuing fall to inaugu- 

the idea of which thus far, meets the 
approbation of many, and objections 

The arguments for it are 

1. The people are tired of tho old 

2. There is a dearth, almost a fam- 
ine of ideas and principles in the polit- 
ical papers. 

3. Our movement includes the prin- 
ciples on which the American move- 
was founded, neither more nor 

lees, as: the Bible, the true reli 
hatred of church and state, kingcraft 
and priestcraft; the Christian people 
their own "priests and kings," and 
all the legitimate ones there are; ab- 
horrence of lordly titles, privileged 
orders, favoritism and monopoly, etc. 

And all can and will see at a glance, 
that the secret orders contain all that our 
fathers abhorred; that they are the 
monkish orders of Protestantism, set- 
ing up the shells of king-craft and 
priest-craft among us, while oar people 
are fascinated and wonted to 
forms, secrecy, taxes, and titles in the 

I saw my old professor, C. E. Stowe, 
at his Hartford home yesterday. He 
has lately travelled through Spain, and 
sayB no American imagination 
paint the degradation of the Spanish 
people by the three hundred yea 
"orders," titles, glitter, mystery and 
show to which they have boen subject- 
ed. An Americanized Spaniard look- 
ing on the multitudes said to him: 
■ 'We are a nation of infidels and dupes. 
Those who think don't pray, and those 
who pray don't think." The secret 
orders of this country will turn Amer- 
icans into Spaniards if suffered to go on. 
Dr. Stowe said the effect of our war, 
and the triumph of popular govern- 
ment on the body of the Spanish peo- 
ple was sublime and almost terrific, bo 

it And crowned heads are penetrat- 
ed by the great idea of ihe age. Dr. 
Schaff carried the congratulation of the 
M. E. Genera] Conference to the Em- 
peror William of Germany. The Em- 
peror was pleased with their congratu- 
lation for hiB triumph over popery and 
sent back this message: 

" Tell the Americana to bewart 
Unbelief and Superstition. They 
the two greatest foes of God and 

i hold offi 

irican Party," with 
oaple and pure. Let 

r whe 

his bosom, and American principles 
loyalty to the Republic in his vote, 
the downfall of our national D&goi 
nigh. Yours respectfully, 


The Masons are moving with cbarac 
teristic guile to make a lodgemen 
within the United Brethren church 
They do not propose to have Masom 
admitted into the church. That woult 
create an alarm and awaken such de- 
termined resistance as would render all 
their efforts useless. But they propose 
such a modification of the rule of thi 
church as shall admit the members < 
such innocent and benevolent orders i 
Good Templars, farmer's granges, tradi 
unions, Grand Army of the Republi- 
etc But mind, they do not propoi 
even this in their own name, nor by 
any one professing friendship for Ma- 
sonry; the thing is proposed by certain 
members of the church itself who con- 
fess no friendship for Masonry nor for 
any secret society. They declare their 
belief that "all secret societies Are un- 
necessary and that better methods 
might be adopted for the accomplish- 
ment of the ends they seek, by open 
and undisguised associations and gather- 
ings, and that some of them are injuri- 
ous to the spiritual interests of the 
Christian. Nevertheless" they say, "we 
think our law which excludes all per- 
sons connected with what we define ae- 
cretcombinations whethersoor not, . . 
is unnecessarily severe; brings us into 
merited disrepute before the more in- 
telligent classes of the country; stands 
as an almost insurmountable barrier to 
our entrance into cities; divides and 
destroys many of our long-establinhed 
churches; alienates brethren; and, con- 
trary to the Bible and the nobler aspi- 
bouI, attempts to 


i the 


For this cause the propose to start at 
Harrisburg, Pa. ,an independent month- 
ly periodical, to be called the United 
fin-thren Tribune, one ofwhose objects, 
and we judge its leading object, will be 
to advocate the modification of the law 
above named, which is designed to 
keep the the U. B. church pure and 
separate from the unfruitful works of 
ihe secret orders of this age. We 
strongly suspect that the prime mover 
in this matter are Masons, secretly. If 
this be not so then the prime movers 
are out of sight For we understand 
the methods of the crnft too well to have 
a doubt that the origin and main-spring 
this movement is Masonic. If there 
10 formal league, if the originators 
the paper are influenced by a 
ihod so subtle that they are duped 
consciously, 'of this they may be 
ured, they are treating this matter 
the interest of Masonry, and in a 

method which the most Jesuitical 
zealous Masons would uol modify 
iota, if they might. I do not believe 
that the great grand master of all 
Masonry himself, even the P 
darkness, would wish it altered. 

This argument for modifying the 
rule against secret societies, so as t< 
admit the members of the minor ones 
or at least of some of them, into tb< 
church, reminds us of nothing bo mucl 
as the plea of Flatter well with Pete; 
Parley to make a 6mall opening in tin 
hedge to let so genial and intelligent i 
friend as himself into the garden and 
then come down to the wicker door and 
open the slide so that they could talk 
without being overheard and he could 
safely tell him something to his advan- 
tage. '* 'Your maater.'says Flallerwell, 
"is a very good man [ he. , he always 
means well ] but is apt to be a little toe 
suspicious of others, Btrict and 
rigid with his servants, and it 
justly blamed by the intelligent gen 
tlemenofthe wildemesB[i.e., the rob- 
era] for shutting his house against 
good company; and his servants ai 
laughed at for submitting to so restric 
ed and dull a life as his exclusive .rill. 
impose. lam sorry, Mr. Parley, th 
so sensible a man as you should ha< 
such a horror of our acquaintance. I 
assure you this is a mere prejudice, 

of our real character. Believe me, 
would not press you to admit me int 
your castle but out of pure disinterest 
ed regard to your own happiness. 
Bhall get nothing by it, but I cannc 
bear to think that a person so wise an 
amiable should be shut up in th 
gloomy dungeon, under a hard mastei 
and rules so'unnecessarily revere; such 
fetters upon the conscience i 
of men made in the image of God. If 
you admit me, you need have 
waking, no more watching. You shall 

best society of the wilderneBs. Y 
shall indeed be a richer, merrier, hi 
pier man, and so Bhall all your comps 
ions be. Here is a Bample of the bi 
wine of the wilderness; take it as 
pledge of my love and proof of my 
sincerity.' Hetaated, he poured dowi 
a goblet full, and called for another. 
'Now will you open the door)' say: 
FlatterwelL 'Yes,' says Parley; am 
back flew the bolt Then a momen 
he hesitates, — 'I hope, my dear friend 
you are alone.' 'Certainly,' says Flatter 
well, Dressing through the partially open 
door; followed Instantly by another 
dy robber, and he by another and at 
er, until the whole gang of a hundred 
robbers was crowded within the eastb 
Then fell the gleaming sword, and poor 
Parley was the first victim 

with his expiring breath Parley oich 
ed: "Oh that myYate may warn the keep- 
ers of other castleB to believe th* 
tcr's word, thai all attacks from 
out will not destroy unless th- 
some confederate or dupe within: 
he who allows himself to go to the very 
bound will soon jump over the hedge; 
that he who talks out of the window 
with the enemy will soon open the door 
to him; that he who holds out his hand 
for the cup of sinful flattery loiea al 
power of resisting; that when he open 
the door to one sin all the rest fly i- 

now do.'" ■ 

Is it possible that there is any portioi 
of the U. B. church, and even minister 
in it, who do not understand that th 
separateness from sinners which trui 
godliness requires makes the intelligent 
classes of the world think it strange that 
the godly run not with them into their 
variouB excesses, and makes them 
sure the godly as meriting disrepute! 
{See lPet iv:4) Have they yet lo 
learn that the offence of the cross has 
notcessedi That the founders of Chris- 
tianity were utterly exclusive r Would 
have no part with any other religious 
or moral system, nor suffer their fol- 
lowers lo be any thing but Christians, 
or to know any thing but Jesus Christ 
and him crucified i That they demand 
What part hath the temple of God, with 
idols, or he that believeth with an infi- 
del! Wherefore come out from among 
them, and be ye separate, and I will 
receive you; But ye cannot partake of 
the table and cup of the Lord and of 
devils or demons, i, e., of other relig- 
ious organizations, Have no fellowship 
with the unfruitful works of darkness, 
says Paul; i.e., with the rites and 
mysteries of the philosophers and 
priests of that age usually celebrated in 
the night, always in secret, but pro- 
fessing to preserve and import the 
great primitive truths of religion and 
science. "Have no fellowship with, 
but rather reprove ihem. " The Ro- 
mans would have set up an image of 
Christ by theside of Mary and Apollo, 
ave tolerated ChriBlianeas they 
did the worshipers of the other gods. 
But the Christians had no appreciation 

of that sort of liberality, and would 
have no communion with any worship 
but their own. The denizens of the 
cities, the men of rank, the intelligent 
classes were enraged at such intolerant 
bigotry. They declared it intolerable, 


' bute 

by the cross and the Blake. 
Have these brethren to learn thet this 
very excluBireness which made the disci 
pies appear as fools to the Greeks or in* 
suiters to the Romans and tbeJews.and 
seemed likely to prove an insurmount- 
able barrier to their entrance into ci- 
ties and all the high places of the earth 
was the very battle axe by which they 
cut in pieces every bar and bolt and 
battered down every den and gate and 
wall thu forbide their progress! 

Have these brethren yet to learn that 
their business is not to conciliate the 
disciples of error or the children of this 
world by sccommodaliug Christianity to 
their views, but that it is to convert 
them to a full and exclusive- Christiani- 
ty! That itis only while we occupy this 
attitude unflinchingly, insisting upon 
an unconditional surrender and a whole 
hearted renunciation of every thing re- 
ligiouB or moral but Christ and bis 
gospel, that only then Christ is with 
us, or we have any saving power! '"Let 
them return to you but return not thou 
to them." [See Jer. xv: 19] Receive 
the members of one secret soriety and 
rejectanotberl It cannot be done with- 
out the grossest inconsistency. The 
church is supposed not to know in one 
case more than in the other what is 
concealed by that perpetual scorecy. 
But, as Christ says, "Every one that 
doeth truth cometh to the light that 
his deeds may be manifest that they 
are wrought in God," i e. . are good, 
"but he that doeth evil hatetb thejlight," 
and alhws not his deeds to be thus 
made manifest, we have a right to 
conclude that the deeds not manifested, 
but covered with perpetual secrecy are 
evil. While such secrecy is insisted 
upon therefore wejare not furnished 
with evidence of purity and sincerity 
sufficient to justify us in giving to the 
concealer the hand of Christian fellow- 
ship — we have no right to do it. And 
in this reBpect ail secret societies are 
alike. If you let in one you must let 
in all. just as sure as that the opening 
voluntarily made to let in the least sin 
will turn out to be large enough to let 
in the greatest. The specious reason- 
ings and inplied contradictions of this 
prospectus of the U. B. Tribune may 
claim attention hereafter. a. 


—The Reformer has received in do- 
nations and pledges $727 for the pur- 
chase of a new press. There is yet 
needed $722 to complete the work. 
The work of the Arnold Bros, is a good 
one and should have the prayers and 
aid ofthe people of God who hate the 

— Rev. A. Crooks, of the Wesleyan 
and financial agent of the Wesleyan 
Methodist connection, is now on his an- 
nual tour among the conferences of 
Ohio. Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wis 
consin, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas and 
Missouri. Three months will be con- 
sumed by the trip. One object to be 
secured this year ia funds for a new 
Wesleyan Publishing House in Syra- 
cuse. May the Lord prosper his ef- 

— The editor of the Cynosure stop- 
ped at Syracuse, N. Y., on bis way 
east. The Wesleyan thus mei 

ds of hundreds for Chri 
when in this city, some ten days sinci 
We had three meetings, and they wei 
important and deeply interesting. Tii 
President preached an able sermon o 
Sabbath morning in the Wesleyan 
church, which waj crowded to iU 
pacity. The day of victory is ad 
ing. The foe U in retreat " Veritas 
magna est et prevaleUl." "Truth is 
mighty and will prevail." Hence 
fully, hopefully and unfalteringly 

I. C. Abbott, general deputy of 
the Patrons of Husbandry, has been 
lating among the New England 
villages, urging the order upon the 
ra as the sovereign remedy for 
their agrieved condition. He naturally 
ated toward the "Hub," and 
finding a congenial element, whether of 
etism or of agricultural affinity is 
stated — but a grange was institut- 
ed. It is no wonder that the grange 
mid find a welcome among the farni- 
i of Boston—it will be so instructive 
them I— and the old memories of 
Fancuil Hall are fading before the ris- 
ig glories of Butlerism, ''back pay," 
and Masonic baptisms of post-office cor- 

-The particulars of the recent strug- 
gle between the Freemasons and Cath- 
ii Brazil are briefly these: The 

BiBhop of Pernambuco excommunicated 
several members of the fraternity, re- 
fusing them the marriage rite and tho 
burial service of the church; and his 
brother bishops sustained him. This 
aroused the lodgeB, which, as in parts 
leas remote, stirred up the "baser sort' 
to indignation meetings and mobs. 
The Jesuit college of Pernambuco was 
ransacked and the furniture broken up, 
nnd office of the Union, a Romanist 
journal, fared no better. The troublo 
attracted the attention of the govern- 
ment, and the Council of State ordered 
the Bishop to restore the excommuni- 
cated within one month and in the fu- 
ture to obey the laws of the empire. 
The papal bull against Freemasonry 
has not yet received the placet of the 
Emperor of Brazil, and this is made the 
ground of the decision. 

—The Tribune of this city publish- 
ed recently tho following note which 
may be of interest to those who revere 
the name of Washington and would de- 
fend it against the ambitious and false 
claims of the lodge : — 

"A question has arisen in New Jer- 
sey Masonic circles as to whether a 
Masonic scarf recently sold at Morris- 
town as Washington's was ever in his 
possession, and as to whether he ever 
rose higher than the "blue lodge." 
A Mr. W. P. Parker, ofNewark, states 
that the "cherry red scarf " in question 
is the same worn by Royal Arch Ma- 
son No. 1, of New York, a blue lodge, 
but privileged to wear cherry-red scarfs. 


.n.l of the 

i of British troops wearing them 
■ the revolutionary war. Past 
r H. D. Walker, of New York, 
inic authority, declarea Washing- 
ver rose above a blue lodge. 

The Spencer vi lie. Mob. 

Bso. Krllooo: — As you have inti- 
mated to the readers of tho Cytiosure 
that they may expect some account of 
the mobbing and egging episode in the 
experience of your gonoral agent at 
Spencerville, Indiana, anil as both the 
Masons, who afterward stoutly denied 
having anything to do with the affair, 
and anti-secrecy friends are silent. I will 
give a brief 

When I reached the 

of Spencerville on the afternoon of July 
28th, I learned that there was much 
excitement in the community and that 
my life Ijad boen threatened, etc; but 
such things being quits common in 
places where secrelism ia dominant, I 
thought little of it. At dusk I repaired 
with Bro. Alwood to the ball w 
the meeting was to be held, which 
in the second story of a fine new brick 
school-building just at the edge of the 

df alt us a volley of eggs, which how- 
ever failed as at Leo to take effect Our 
good "genius." father Landia.came up 
with us hastily saying "They are after 
you. You had better climb over the 
fence;" so we did, and these "valiant 
sons of the craft" and theii dupes ran 
up and down screeching and yelling, 
in search of their prey, whom God had 

of the 

after midnight they could be heard 
calling to each other and signaling in 
different directions. My hat, [ am told 
was carried off by tho school-master at 
Cednrville, a Mason, as a trophy of 
their valorous oxploits; and thus tho 
affair ended, as to the first chapter. 

The second is yet to be written. I 
havo consulted with able and experienc- 
ed counsel and am told that such pro- 
ceedings aro in violation ofthe statutes 
of the stale of Indiana and an in frag- 
ment of the constitutional rights ot an 
American citisen. Some, however ex- 
press a doubt as to whether any thing 
can be done to bring these men to jus- 
tice, as it is believed that our courts 
are controlled by the secret orders, 
whose interest these rioters were do- 
fending. God will order, and justice 
will in tho end overtake these men 
who set at naught law both civil and 
divine. J. P. Stoddard. 

P. S. I should add perhaps in jus- 
tice to the popple ol Spencerville, that 
it is believed that only a very small 
minority of her citizens indorsed or 
mingled in the mob; and it is to be 
hoped that they will speak for them- 
selves by some ono of their accredited 
citizens through the Cynosure and let 
us know whether thoy believe in 1'roe 

Cotoniporary Notes. 

One thing, however, is apparent, 
that organization, by some wider and 
more accessible agency than the lodges 
is wanted to generate public sentiment 
against the drink system. Who will 
move for the organ ; nation of an open 
society in thisburoughf There are 
hundreds who want to work; but will 
not go into the lodges nnd divisions.— 
Norristown, Pa, t Witness. 

Tho Buffalo Express says of the 
grange: "It is to be hoped that its 
managers will eet rid ofthe flummery 

the way of rituals, grips, and pass- 


which i 

of a 


nd I spoke for ftnnvlhing o 




of whum 

desperate bulking fellows came in rat 
er late, and among them, and nppa 
ently as leader, was Conrad Vybu 
who figured so conspicuously at Le 
They crowded around and sat upon ll 
platform where 1 stood 'and seem< 
much disturbed, especially by son 
illustration of Masonry which I dre 
out upon the black-board nnd explain- 
ed. After dismissing the congreg 

.e.l wLll- 

ia was slowly 
. the narrow 

e 'jcjju-raibien 


row. With Bro. A. al 

[>p-vi,it_H,y I 

side and two of the brothers each * 
a lamp, just behind us, we starlet 
make our exit. Ab we approac! 
the cruwd divided and I abook hands 
and Bpoke with several whom I had 

Leo and Cederville. 

and were just begin- 
ing the descent of the narrow stairway, 
there was a rush from behind with ;i 
cry. "Kill the dammed scoundrel," etc. 
The lamps w«re smashed and we were 
pressed rapidly down the steps. JubI 
as I reached and was stepping from 
the broad steps at the bottom iht 
open air, a heavy blow from hi 
was aimed at my head; but as I 

led i 

rfihot the mark f 

hirling out into the crow 
gathered near the doo; 
r) Landis promptly seizi 
ruffian's tftat-tail and by a d 
ing against ths jam of the i 
■ded his movements so em 
>t he nulled by ih< 
get again within reach a 
rted from Bro. A. and Sf 
the crowd, which seemed bewil 
1 Borne one thing and 

t appei 

determine my whereabouts. I cx- 
outed myn If as speedily as possible, 
il soon joining Bro. A. in the road 
started toward the house of our good 
Our whereabcuts being either 
known or BUBpecled the valiant defend- 
Freemasonry and Odd-fellowship 

cumbered. Then, if they would 
each Hchnol district the basil 
grange, they will be that much more 
likely to meet with permanent success 
than if they try to build up large, mag- 

The school- 

they could replace it by a small, pleas- 
ant, nicely furnished building if they 
desired. A 
with liuaint 


might be necessary, would tend to 
give the rural population a better op- 
portunity for improvement and enjoy- 
ment than they have ever had before in 
this or any other country." 

It is becoming plain, even to those 
who are not students of politics, that 
we arc about lo have new political com- 
binations in this country. The people 
have bad enough of Uemocracy and 
enough of Republicanism, and they 
want something else. They are not 
willing to merely swap one for the 
other; they demand something better 
than either, and they are at this mo- 
ment in search of that something, re- 
solved to continue their search till they 
eady to see the Re- 
publican party overthrown, but they 

:ratic nsccndency. There are 
of ihous-ands of Republicans in 
the North, chiefly in the Northwest, 
e lo be Republi- 

, but a 

*.— St. Louis Republican. 

l bel- 

ief yc 

not already ihei 

p them out. They present a very 

■nsible argument for their existence, 

I deceive many. Even the grange 

I dread. The whole biood are theofl- 

! of Freemasonry. They do not 

it, but I more than conjecture — 

e watched Iheinfor over 40 years. 

Possibly Red Men may have ttarted it 

thout their planting; but they, too, 

ive at the head prominent Masons. 

And not only the secret societies, but 

the churches — except small ones as 

— are under their close watching; 

some, as ihe Methodists, under 

their actual control. A Methodist 

no longer speak out bis mind on 

t societies, in opposition, without 

being made to feel the consequence. — 

spondenceChristian Family Com- 
Rural ...,'.- y,nr 
Rural i 
willi latter. 



Bartholomew County frues to the 

Mr. Editor: — Hartsville, Ind., is 
located in the extreme east of Barthol 
omew county, and is "benuli r ul for sil 
uation." It stands on the eastern bank 
of Clifty Creek, appropriately so nam- 
ed, and is surrounded by scenery bor- 
dering on the picturesque. The creek 
is larger than many streams called riv- 
ers, and is hedged in by bluffs, and, in 
many places, by walls of solid lime- 
stone. The Harlsville University iB 
situated in the Bouth part of the vil- 
lage, the main building, large and com- 
modious, stands on the top of a beauti- 
ful mound, which assumes the shape 
of a huge bluff, when viewed from the 
south, descending very abruptly in 
that direction, and lost amid beautiful 
forest trees. Northward, the college 
campus descends with a gradual slope. 
to the village. The selection of a col- 
ledge site could not well be better than 
this. No saloon is allowed to operate 
here; and Buch is the combined natu- 
ral scenery, social advantages, and mor- 
al tone, that I would commend the 
university to the youth of Indiana who 
desire the advantage of a good college, 
at a moderate expense. It is under 
control of the U. B. church. 

Rev. 3. B. Ervin, formerly a presid- 
ing elder on the White liver Conference 
is the pastor of the U. B. church here. 
According to arrangements I was to 
have been there on the evening of 
Tuesday, Aug. 5th. but not being able 
to do so telegraphed Bro. E. to that 
effect But the people gathered, and 
Bro. E. gave them a well prepared ad- 
drees upon the Origin and Authority 
of the Grand Lodge. 

On Wednesday morning at 1 1 o'clock 
I arrived at Columbus, the county-seat 
of Bartholomew county, where Bro. 
Erwin was in waiting with his buggy, 
We" set out immediately, but owing 
to circumstances did not arrive at Harts- 
ville till about three P. M. Pursuant 
to a call which had been duly publish- 
ed, the people had met in the college 
chapel to organize a county association 
of Christians opposed to secret socie- 

not present, they proceeded to elect ex- 
Bishop Shuck temporary chairman, and 
requested him to address them;] which 
he was doing in a very able and point- 
ed manner when we arrived. After 
the bishop had finished his address, a 

s appoi 


on Thursday morning. Th 
then requested to address the audience; 
the people were patient, fjnd manifest- 
ed an interest. An M. E. Royal Arch 
the pulpit taking 

I gavi 

for the "notes." I thought of Bro. 
Baird and Rev. Underwood — ' ' put that 
in your notes, sir!" In the evening I 
spoke again, and in the morning we 
met at i) a. m. , and adopted a constitu- 
tion, and elected officers. The consti- 
tution is one, which, for practical util- 
ity equals any I know of. Ei-bishop 
D. Shuck was elected permanent Presi- 
dent, and Rev. 8. B. Ervin, corres- 
ponding secretary. Some resolutions 
of a very practical, and quite a radical 
nature were introduced, discussed, and 
finally passed with but a single dis- 
senting vote, and that was relative to 

In the evening I addressed an inter- 
esting audience^on "the Relation of the 
Secret Orders to the Pagan Mysteries. 
and to Christianity, " and after stopping 
over night with Bishop Shuck, and his 
kind family, and dining next day with 
Rev. Hardy Wray. M.D , an ardent 
opposer of secrelism, Bro. Aaron Davis, 
one of Indiana's pioneer preachers, who 
now is above 70 years of age, took me 
in a buggy to Olive Branch chapel, 
where I spoke in the evening. Father 
Davis gave some of his own sad expe- 
rience with the " Image of the beast," 
His son had been converted under his 
own ministration of the truth, but af- 
terward joined the Masons and back- 
slid, and died so. How terrible 1 May 
God soon free the world from this 
''mystery of iniquity I" 


starts out more vigorously, and wilh 
more of the element of success in it 
than that of Bartholomew. It con- 
one M. D., and will contain a college 
president as soon as the new incumbent 
arrives, President Shuck, a brother tc 
the Bishop. Thus Hartsville puts it- 
self by the side of its sister West- 
field, on the vital issue of the day. 
May God Mess her abundantly and send 
out of her halls such men as shall 
aid in the reformation of the world I 
I have recently formed the acquaint- 
ance of two men, who will, I hope, be 
of great service to this cause in Indiana. 

Mr. I. L. Manly, attorney at law ol 
West Liberty. Jay county, and Mr. E. 
M Householder, attorney at law, No- 
bleville, Hamilton county. They are 
both men of ability and integrity, 
something not always met with in law- 
yers. I go from here back to Jay 
county. The work is coming in grand- 
ly, and we hope soon to effect the or- 
ganization of several more counties. 
Pray for us, friends. 

J. T. Kigoiws. 
Indianopolis, Ind. , Aug. 9th, 1873. 

. Ind. 


Dkar] Cynosure: — I am waiting 
for the train and embrace this oppor- 
tunity to write you. I left Bowling 
Green on the 24th, and arrived at Xe- 
nia, Indiana, on the 25th of July, I 
found Bro. Darby roofing his houRe, 
evidently quite above the vituperation 
of our common enemies, — the devil and 
Masons. As arrangments had been 
made for a lecture at two o'clock of the 
26th, I had time to rest, and make 
myself somewhat ncquainled with the 
enemy's posit'on, and inlrnchments. I 
found him, as usual, fortified behind a 
showy array of Methodist preachers, 
and avastamountof "talent,"-'brains," 
ad infinitum. On Friday eve (the 
25th)there was to be a school exhibition, 
and for reasons I thought it 
best to attend, supposing of course, 
that I should behold many things in 
their nature calculated to elevate, ex- 
pand, and refine the minds ot the 
young. This I had a right to expect. 

agement of the principal of the Union 
School, who is also an M. E. preacher. 
Accordingly, in company with Bro. 
Darby, I went, The audience being 
large, many were compelled to stand. 
Boys were constantly passing around 
exclaiming, ' * pea-nuts I" ' ■ candy I" 
"Have some candy?" and poking their 
wares under people's noses in the most 
annoying manner. Some three or four 
[nations, delivered by young la- 
as well as some of the music was 
good, had we not been so constantly 
annoyed by those venders of " pea- 
nuts." But most of the performances 
were in keeping with the '■ pea-nut 
boys." The principal was moat of the 
time where he could smile approval, 
while his pupils were performing such 
coarse, vulgar, and profane plays, as 
''The Yankee Pedlar" and others simi- 

needa swagger, and swear, as well as 
to imitate drinking, and more than 
hint at obscenity. And I thought, 
what better course could the devil and 
bad deceitful men take to degrade so- 
ciety and destroy the power of the 
church, than to put a minister* to grind- 
ing on just such a mill aB this! 

On Saturday at the appointed hour 
I spoke upon the proposition, " Has 
Masonry been exposed?" 

In concluding I presented the oppor- 


No i 

- being ottered, Mr. Andrew Zcek,a 
is time a member of the U. B, 
ur<'b, arose and said (taking in hi! 
>nd a copy of the Morgan expom-) 
Any m in, who is a member of th< 
'isonic fraternity, who has read thii 
book, and denies that it is a correct ex- 
jse of the order, "is a liar, and thi 
uth is not 
■ the lodgi 



i the 

say, in the presence of God that Free- 
nry is correctly exposed." No Ma 
repln-d. though a number were 
tit I spoke here thrice, at Am- 
nce (in Friend's meeting-house), 
t Carey once. Here at Xenia is 
• Mr. Uailey was knocked down 
abused so shamefully. "The 

tensty in earnest in this vicinity. Josh- 
ua Canada, a leading member of the 
Friend Quaker church, is one of our 
most zealous workers; and although n 
Quaker, is nut afraid to respond to the 
truth with a hearty '"amenl" How 
it does help one, loo! Hero also are 
Bros. Small, (who has a large heart,) 
Mills, and many more equally zealous 
for truth. The U. B. minister here, 
has been living so quietly on this sub- 
ject that it became necessary for him to 
tell the people that " he was notn Ma- 
son." It strikes me that if our minis- 
ters did their whole duty, as Christian 
reformers, they would not need, after 
several years of laboring with a people, 
to inform them of such things. How 
would it look for a minister to arise be- 
fore a congregation he had served for 
years, and »l, He lliiil he was not in the 

From Xenia, Brother Small brought 
me to Marion, where I spoke two even- 
ings. This is missionary ground; but 
a large element is with us, I think n 
large majority of the masses, the com- 

mon people. Bless the Lord for "com- 
mon people I " They are the conserva- 
tors of the nation's honesty. On Fri- 
day morning I left Marion, and the 
company of Wm. Small, who brought 
me there, and who was indeed a true 
hrother, during my whole stay in Mi- 
ami and Grant counties. He is the 
very efficient Secretary of the Miami 
county Association. At Marion we 
have many supporters, a leader among 
whom is Isaac Eliot, of the Qnnker 
church, a noble, earnest, faithful man 
of God. From here I went to Jay 
county. More anon, 

J. T. Kioqins. 

The North Central Ohio Association. 

Pursuant to a call published in the 
Cynosure and Religions Trlesco/-e, the 
friends our anti-secrecy reform in north 
central Ohio met at Ten Mile, Aug. 5, 
at 8 p. m., in the U. B. house of worr 
were opened wilh 
j. conducted by 
Rev. M. Long, after which Rev. John 
Levington was introduced, and spoke 
for over an hour with hie- accustomed 

then appointed on constitution, resolu- 
tions, etc., and the meeting adjourned 

ihip. The 

iNcf rrll,;lu 

, the 


iug convened Wednesday morn- 
ing, and after spending a half hour in 
devotional exercise, proceeded to busi- 
ness. After hearing reports from com- 

upon preliminaries, the meeting pro- 
ceeded to organize under the name of 
The North Central Ohio Anti-secret Aa- 
aociation, auxiliary to the National 
Christian Association. Having adopt- 

id a 


ceeded to elect officers, with the follow- 
ing result: President, Rev. J. D, Cald- 
well; Vice-presidents, Rev. L. More 
and Rev. M. Long; Secretary. S. H. 

nth i 


until Thursday evening, and after ad- 
journing to meet the fourth Tuesday 
in October, the brethren returned to 
their respective fields of labor to enter 
upon their work witii new vigor. 

The meeting on the whole and in 
its details was a grand triumph, and 
much credit is due to brethren Cald- 
well, Foster and others for their inde- 
fatigable eiWls in g.-ttinc up this meet- 
ing and pushing it through in spite, of 
opposition, and the disheartening re- 
monstrances of those who were "weak in 
the faith." There was no lack of hos- 
pitality on the part of the citizens 
whose doors were opened, and whose 
tables were spread with ample store 
from the 'fat of the land." 

One feature of this meeting is wor- 
thy of special notice, and will, I hope 
be emphasized by other similar gather- 
ings. After providing for the necessa- 
ry expense of their owu meeting, the 
brethren circulated a subscription paper 
and obtained pledges toward the sup- 
port of a state agent for Ohio to the 
amount of $50 . 

We should be glad to hear from our 
brethren in Ohio on this question of 
fund? (o put a thorough man into the 
field to organize and lecture during this 
fall campaign. One brother, upon 
whom I called said, "I had just as 
leave give one hundred dollars as one 
dollar, provided the friends will take 
hold of the work in earnest;" but inti- 
mated that unless the friends were wil- 
ling to show their colore, and stand 
boldly by their principles there was 
little encouragement for a man to give. 
I shall long remember the meeting at 
Ten Mile, and the kind friends, whom 
I met there for the first, bull trust not 
for the last time, with gratitude. 

J. P. Stoddahd. 

Chicago, Aug. 14th, 1873. 

*' A ft Bit Harvest" the proverbial 
ship "comes in;" money ia plenty; lia- 
bilities nre met; some calculation made 
for the outlay of another year, Among; 
these how seldom do the necessities or 
ind other institutions, 
ng their uaefulneas in 
advancing the Redeemer's kingdom, 
find any portion i It is safe for any 
man, no matter how Bmall his income 
to set apart a generous portion for the 
Lord. Were a tenth of the net earn- 
ings of the city of Chicago thus de- 
voted it would carry on the missionary 
enterprises of the world as at present 

Oca Cause and n 

■s Support.— The 
expenses attending the reform against 
the lodge- castles of Satan have, by the 
severest economy of the National Ex- 
ecutive Committee, always been small; 
less than the greatness of the work 

wise policy would have urged. God 
has wonderfully blessed the effort al- 
ready made, hut the promise of success 

doing." There i 


fore Satan and the lodge are cast out. 
The plan for state lecturers is approved 
on all sides; the men can be found 
when a living support is guaranteed, 
shall wefailwhen the Lord calls so plain- 
ly for aid. Illinois has nearly provided 
for an able Christian work within 
her limits; Indiana and Bro. Kiggins 
are agreed; Ohio is coming on, and a 
noble response from Wisconsin is a 
bugle call to every state where this 
work is inaugurated, to arise and fall up- 
on the enemies of our Lord Jesus 
Christ. This letter to our general 
agent we publish for the encourage- 
ment of all who are able to give some- 
thing, but are timidly holding bacx: 

J. P. Stoddard: Dear Sir:— Yours 
of the 1 7th is here. I will be one of 
five as you suggest, to raise $500 in 
the anti-secret cauav. Hoping to hear 
from you soon again,, I am your hum- 
ble servant. w. 

John Todd, for many years past" 
thefirat Congregational church of Pitts- 
field, Mass., and well known as th 
thor of the "Student's Manual' 
other popular works on educational and 
home interests, died on Sabbath morn- 
ing, Aug. 24th, aged seventy-three 

SrficiAL Request.— I will be greatly 
obliged if the brother who sent me the 
ritual of the Patrons of Husbandry, 
with the private letter of their Grand 
Secretary, which was published in the 
first volume ot the Cynosure, will send 



Alton railroad disaster found the con- 
ductor and engineer of the freight- 
train criminally guilty. The latter is 
under arrest, the former has not yet 
been found. — The annual camp-meet- 
ing at Desplaines, about eighteen mile» 
from the city, has been for a week in 
progress. It is in charge of the M. E. 
church. Rev. Dr. Dandy, presiding el- 

such confession! 

d remarks as are heard at the Na- 
nil IIuIiih'fs meetings will not he al 

of the Lemont disastei 
on the Cincinnati and Marietta row 

a pss^i-nger train twenty miles from tl: 
former city. The baggag.--niast<* 
brakeman. and fireman of the pn*sei 
ger train were killed, and a number of 
persons wounded. The engineer and 
conductor of the freight train are the 
guilty parties. — On the 22d, a budding 


crash.— The 
excluded on the Mississippi, twli 
miles above Helena, Ark., on Pride 
Inst. Fifteen were killed and fourtet 
wounded. — Other accidents have o 
curred on the Baltimore and Ohio mi 
in Virginia, on Long Island, in Texi 
and near Batavia, N. Y. , with lo68 of 
life and serious injuries. — A fire in Bel- 
fast, Me., on Sunday destroyed proper- 
ty valuedat*500,000.— Gen. Stanley 
is in command of a largrt force of gov- 
ernment troops now proci.dii.g i hmugh 
tin- upper Missoui' 

FoiiEioN. — A terrible railroad acci 
ent occurred on the Great Northen 
ane, near Retford, England, from th- 
ollision of two trains. Twenty-fiv. 
arsons were billed and a large numb.' 
rounded-— The managers of the iron 
forks of Manchester, Eng., are pro 
ofiing to lork out pail of their men, oi 
ccount of decreased d-mand for then 

Kdwd Brace, J R Baird, E Bascom, I 
Bunting. N li Blanton, Geo Brumder, 
ESBell, A Baker l GWfleli.erB,AHal[ 
bird, A Briggs, John Christie, 15 J Chal- 
f.i.,1. RT Cross, SLCook, Wt'hipps, J 
Comin, D C Cone, S li Daniel, A L D a 
PIB.J3 Emmes.TB France, CG Finney, 
S M Gates. Aaron Gunn, C A Hunt, 
Geo Hayes, Wm Hargmve, P Hender 
lllarp.r. N 

J N 

WmlLmerlv. S Hatch, J E Irish, J. 
Kollar, J L Kennamer, M Kelly, 
Keichum, J B Logan 
Lloyd, J W Louman. 
McAyed.Jere. Miller. S Mills, I S Mc- 
Caah, 11 P McUlurkin, Peter Miff r, 
Tims MeNair, Jas N.iann (2), Wm H 
Oliphant, J P Overholser, Louis Piper, 
A L Post, S W Putnam, Rev. P B. 
Perry, A Robinson, J G Stearns, Jno 
Sun.mcrland (2), S li Skinner, O 
Sholes, Briggs Thomas. R Wilcox, 
Dan! White, W J Vann, P Woodrmg. 
Smith Wright, H C West, A Wright 


A Tract Fund for the Free Diitritatioa of Tracts. 

Ezra A. Cook & Co., 






•O the despotic ami riiliculnu:, title* of Freemasonry. I'riei 
LC eta. per 100, $1,00 per 1,000 

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

Hon. John Ouincy Adams' Letter, 

Giving Hls,and Hi- lailer'. iininion of Freemasonry 

Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

Hiving His Opinion of h'reenun.mry HSt-2). 

Satan's Cable Tow. 

"Freemasonry is Only 15 2 Years Old,' 

"Murder and Treason not Escoeptd." 

Freemasonry In the Church, 

ilgaroaas Oopmy QlUd bfa»t*>r"f :\ ■ ■ '.l,c- 

Character and Symhnls of f-'reemnsionry 

Address of Kiijan Cmlj kciiition, New lork, 

Coucerning the Mr>rgnu Murder, and the characto 
f Frei-rn;i3"ury, m -hmwi 1 .>■ ilii. and other Masoni 
lurdew; BOote. per lfiu, »t fl.00 per 1,000. 

Judge Whitney and Masonry. 




Si; tans why i Christian skid nolle & Freemason, 


Club Rata., Fortnightly 

Who Murdered Capt. Wm. Morgan? 


Abduction and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

This ie a Bonk of Thrilling Interest, and 
shows clearly that 


HTSee Sample Pages below. 

ited to him t 

tlii-y sln.ulil nnl r.miw. o 
proceed, they had c 

low voico with Gancon, and 
r of Follett, which was, that 

Sfimc <jf the jHirty snid they would 

for the purpose and would go 
They concluded, Imwever. Unit it w;w nut advisable to pro- 
ceed in theoarnii^e. mid most of tin' jirirt y li'ft H ulmul a mile 
and a half east of the village and proceeded on foot to li;it:i- 
via, and the remainder returned with the carriage. The 
nett morning, early, Morgan vviw arrested and (jikon to the 
public house ivhi-tv ilie party had slrpt. An i>xlrii rtta^i' w:w 
procured for the return of the party, in which they left the 
village, with Morgan. Just as l.hey were about to start, 
Miller came up ami insist* -i that Morgan should not be taken 
away, na he was in custody of the sheriff of the county for 
debt, and lie, Miller, was one of his bail. Miller, however, 
was immediately rmsln'.l .wide by l>,im>lds, tin- tavern-keeper, 
who closed the door, and ('hrscbrd having sealed himself 
on the outside with the driver urged him to drive fast until 
he should get out of the county. Hut the driver became 

.opped about h 

) rods from IMnoldV, refusing 
, however, persuaded to go as far us Staf- 
ford, where he was assured (iaiisnn would become his surety 
against all responsibility; and on his arriving at Stafford, 
Gansou according! \ g;ivi- hi in such ;isrtur.uu >s as induced him 
to proceed. At Le Roy, Hayward, who held the process, 
offered, as he afterwards said, to take Morgan before the 
justice of the peace, who had endorsi-d tin* warrant, that he 
might give bail if he chose. No such offer was made to 
him in liatavia, where he misjht liav found bail, and there 
was no reason t«i suppose that he could have friends in Le- 
Iloy to whom he could apply in such an emergency. Ho 
accordingly dt'l-lined. saying Unit when he got to Canandai- 
gufihe could convince Mr. K'ingslYy. th*' apparent pms.'eutor, 
that he did not intend to sti-al the shirt anil cravat The 
party arrived at Canandnigua, fifty miles i 
about Muisi-t, and Morgan was examined by 
Loton Lawson appeared as a witness on his behalf, and 
mnde such statements as induced the discharge of Morgan. 
To have procured his impriwoiirmnt for larcny, would ol 
course have defeated the real object of the conspirators, be- 


cause his person would have been out of their control. Aa 

soon as Morgan was thus discharged from arrest under the 
criminal process. Ou-eebro produced a churn against him for 
a debt of two dollars, due to one Aaron Ackley, an inn- 
keeper in Canandnigua, with an authority to collect the debt 
on his own account. Morgan admitted the debt, confessed 
judgment, and seemingly aware of the determination to 
detain lino, pulled off bis coat, and desired the constable to 
levy on it, or take it as security for the debt Hayward, 
the constable, refused to Lake- it, and conducted Morgan to 
jail, where he waa left about ten o'clock iu the evening. 


On Tuesday the 12th day of September, about noon,^ a 
crowd of men suddenly appeared in lie' village of Batavia, 
nearly all of whom carried with them clubs or slicks newly 
cut, and resembling one another, and to all appearance pro- 
vided for the occasion. The crowd assembled themselves at 
the house of Danolds, an inn-keeper. To theoldeatinbabitr 
ants of the village, almost all of them were strangers, and 
to this day the names of very few have been distinctly ascer- 
tained by us, although the whole nurnbor thus equipped 
were sixty or seventy. They were manifestly selected for 
the occasion, because their names and persons were not 
known to the inhabitants of the village generally. No mo- 
tive for their sudden appearance was assigned. Immedi- 
ately after this assemblage, Jesse French, one of the con- 
stables of the county, repaired to Miller'e printing-office, and 
in a rude and violent manner arrested him, alleging that be 
had a criminal process, or a process in behalf of the people. 
After detaining him in a room at Danold'a 

elusive of the driver, all armed with clubs, took their Benta 
iu the wagon, all of whom were unknown to him. French, 

th>' constable, having 

,nted hU horse, the whole mob 


Boilt Upon a Bock. 

For Gad t 
Though hes 

liill nil) unshaken stay. 

w have found, 

I safely anchor in the ground, 

That shall for eyer more endure. 
When all the the things of eartt 

With joy shall I lift up my head. 

While on this rock I place my tr> 
My strength ia the Almisili'y unii- 

The shield and refuge of the just 
Here shall I dwell, and dwell sere: 
Amid life's every checkered scene, 

Thonpb fiends of hell against me r 
Their looks of wrath I will not i 

While on tin- Lord my soul relic?, 
He shall for my defense n|'iu.-Fir. 

He is my fortress and high tower, 

My helper in the evil hour. 

house; keep your colts.' He did keep 
and finally sold them for five 
hundred dollars. 

city lots. I was about to take the price 
which he offered, when the Lord said: 
Jacob remember thy word.' I said: 
'Mr. Broderick, I cannot in conscience 
sell you those lots; that part of the city 
rast fail in a few years. It did fail, 
rid I turned those lots into a farm. 

e I build upon Ihi- Hock, 

foil n tint ioi 

s e'er give way: 

lull] <t*nj 

orever fast, 

ernily shal 



Urine the Word. 

"It is forty years," said Mr. Schooner 
hoven "since my brother Theodore anc 
myself experienced religion, Soon aftei 
our conversion, "he professed sanctifi 
cation, and urged me to seek for it. ] 
considered the subject. Theodore aftei 
being sanctified, was moreforward,mor* 
confident, but no more disinterested, 

illation, taking advanl 


over, and see the good land tba 
is beyond Jordan that goodly mountain 
,nd Lebanon." — Toplady. 



te lessons were never forgotten; self 

banished from my buying and sell- 

the quick discernment of the value 

of property, and the foresight of com- 

hich the Creator had 


lalth. It was 

j thai 

tructed hun- 

as himself, 

da of the honest, industrious poor, 
and kept them from the gins of specu 
lators. My eye was single, my light 
increased, and my knowledge of right 
and wrong, of justice and humanity 
my perception became keen to under 

my neighbor as myself, to understand 
what it was to do to others as I would 
be done by. 

**One morning, I was awakened by 
the voice of the Lord: 'Jacob, arise 
and be sanctified. Remember ihy word. 
I arose, and, coming from my lodging 

lorming me for the part which I took ii 
an anti-slavery meeting, I mustrecant.o: 
come to trial. I remembered my word 
Btood my trial, and was excluded. T< 
be separated from the church of mj 
early choice tore my heart. The Lord 

I answered, 'Yea Lord, I 1 

ire than all.', The cause 

long before cost me a si 


I selfishness still strong, 
still blinding his judgment, and causing 
him to think he ought to be favored 
with all good fortune; men ought to 
work for him cheap ; he ought to receive 
high wages for public service or me- 
chanical labor; what he sella ought to 
bring a high price ; what he buys ought 
to be got for little. My brother haB 
never scrupled to buy property at a low 
price, which he knew was about to rise 

Collerldge In Prayer. 

me of our modern rationalists rid- 

. Powerful Appeal. 

It ia folly to think of 
lo'l. Against these impious 
7e may quote the sentiment 
philosopher. ''On^my first in- 
troduction to Coleridge," says a wri- 
who has collected materials of 
that great man, "he reverted 
,rong compunction to a sentiment 
hich he had expressed in earlier 
upon prayer. In one of his youthful 
speaking of God, he had said 


r alls 

condemned, that, ou the contrary, he 

told I 

that the act of praying was the very 
highest energy of which the humar 
heart was capable; praying, that 'ib. 
with the whole concentration of lbs 
faculties; and the (great mass of worldly 

■ pro. 

ed absolutely incapable of prayei 
"Mr Coleridge, within two yt 
his death, very solemnly declai 
me his conviction upon the sam 
jeot. I was sitting by his bedside oni 
afternoon, and he fell into along ac 
count of many passages of his paBtlife 
lamenting some things, condemning 
others, etc. 'Neither do I reckon, 
said he, 'the moat solei 


and will. 

a higl 


these I' 

lar trial. 

"[ had from early life set apart all 
of my income, above the plain Bupport 
of my family, for charity, 
much prayer sought tor the most needy. 
I had passed a day under the clear im- 
pression that a sore trial was coming, 
t evening, I Btopped in my barn, and 
ied: 'Speak, Lord, for thy servant 
eareth.' The Lord said: 'Jacob, art 
thou ready to be sanctified in the loss 
!' Isaid: 'Yea. Lord, take all, 
gayest, and, if thou takest away. 

which was about to fall; he has not 

blessed be thy name.' 

scrupled to buy cheap as possible young 

"I answered a rap by stepping to 

the door. 'Three fugitive slaveB, a 

who knew not their value, and to shift 

mother and two daughters, were there. 

off young animals of no promise to men 

The mother mournfully said: 'Will 

who knew not their worthlesBnes3. All 

you send us back t' And the Lord said 

this, he said, was according to law, up- 

'Jacob, wilt thou obey my laws or the 

held by public sentiment, and agreeable 

laws of man V I answered: ( I will obey 

thy laws, Lord.' 'Come in,' I B aid. I 

subject of sanctification in the light of 

landed them in-Canada. I went to jail, 

loving God with all my heart, and lov- 

and lost all— house, land, herd, and 

ing ray neighbor as myself— not so 

flock. I have gathered a little by hare 

much a work of the emotions as of the 

work in old age. This little cottage is 

judgment — a work of not one moment, 

mine, with a few acres of land. My 

but oflife-tirae; agreement, union and 

God is reconciled, my peace is like a 

harmony with God; self-lost in human- 
ity ; self-lost in God ; living for the hon- 
or of God and for human welfare, at all 
times, seven days in the week, three 
hundred and sixty-five in the year; in 
all places, at home or abroad; in the 
Banctuary, at the mill, or at the mar- 
ket; in all business; laboring, buying 

"I went into the woods and prayed 
for sanctification, when the Lord 
'Jacob, dost thou love my will, my 
and my government with all thy hi 
I said, I do, Lord; and the Lord 
'Dost thou love thy neighbor at 
self!' I anBwered, I do, Lord. 
Lord said : 'Very [well; and now, J 
prove thy word in thy life.' 

"I went to my house in a happy 
frame, singing hymns. A week aft< 

science, and was reading, having a gre; 
ambition for martial ;fame. The Lord 
said : 'Jacob remember thy won 
saw my ambition was self; I dropped 

"I had made an arrangement to join 
a lodge of Masona, was on my way, 
riding fast, when the Lord said: 'Jacob, 
remember thy word-' I saw that my 
desire to be a Mason was self; I turned 

.nd r.d<- 



t knowing the 

duous act of the 
no I my dear sir, it is to pray; to pray 
aa God would have us; that isjwhat at 
timea makes me turn cold to my soul. 
Believe me. to pray with all your heart 
and strength; with all the reason and 
the will, to believe that God will listen 
to your voice through Christ, and veri- 
ly do the thing he pleaseth thereupon, 
this is the last, the greatest achieve 

of the Christian's warfare on earth 
Teach us to pray, Lord !' And thei 
he burst into a flood of tears, and beg- 

le to pray for him." — Bap. Week 

'I believe, Bro. Schoonerhoven, 
t you do not profess sanctification, 
;ver heard you speak of 


aid Ja< 

•the word 

wilful, proud 
ionB of sanctification. My brother The- 
odore is often referred to aa a model 
sanctified man. He haB amassed a 
fortune of a hundred thousand dollars 
las always sought pop- 

M:-m,.- i..,i, 

-slavery, opposed to th' 


most profane and debauched political 
party. The judge, by whot 
I was stripped of all my 
professed sanctificaiion. I deen 
duty to make no noisy professK 
should, however, be sanctified 


.ification is mere emot 
iinJ enthusiasm; and i 
lelBshneHS, cruel oppre 
ng the faces of the poo 

The End of Pilgrim 

lean, and the owner, 
value, wauld sell th> 
my way to buy them. TheLord said 
'Jacob remember thy word.' I saw 
was not loving my neighbor as myself 
I went on, and said: 'Peter, keep your 
colts; they will make the most valuable 
horses among all I know.' Peter said, 
lot think them valuable: hut 1 
yon, for you and your brother 
lore about horses than any men 

e, A few steps more and thou 
here. Death to God's peopl< 
i ferry-boat. Every day, and c 

'I did 

dollars for your ki 
Mr. Schoonerbovi 
sell them to save 

-f,„ n 


. ■ !..■. 

My Dkai 

Freemason. But I assi 
not been precipitate to I 
iti-raason. Until within 
my prejudices have been 
the Bide of Masonry; and had it i 

for a degree of disgust towards its 
pompous titles. I probably should 

,ve beenoneofyourfraternity. Wh' 
the Anti-masonic interest was reviv 
n this country, I took little notice 
ts course; read little; did not ev 
jpen Morgan's book, and still thought 
the Masonic institution, on the^whole, 
But in the last year I have 
d to give the subject an 
. For this purcese I bavs 
consulted the reports of respectabh 
connections, and the publication of re 
sponsible individuals. These have ap- 
peared to me to bear every mark of 
truth. And I must acknowledge 
their disclosures have astonished 
I have wondered that a conscientious 
man, especially a pious man, could bold 
any connexion with Freemasonry. 1 
have long thought of writing you on 
the subject. And permit me now, my 
dear sir, to aak you how you can justi- 
fy yourself in continuing in the Mason- 
ic lodge 1 How can you for a moment 
hesitate to secede '( Do you say thai 
the institution is a good one, and pro- 
ductive of much utility t 

If good in ita constituent elements, b 
will of course be productive of gooc 
effects, and if it doea not product 
these effects, but the contrary, how car 
we judge it good! What then are ib 

bound by obligations to his coun- 
identify Anti-masonry with his 
politics; and that every Christian is 
bound, by higher obligations to iden- 
tify it with his religion. 

Do you further object that your Ma- 
nic oaths are obligatory, and are too 
lemn and awful to be violated) You 
ust have learnt, on treading the very 
threshold of the lodge, that these 
oaths contravene the laws both of heav- 
en and earth. It i^a now affirmed to 
ub, as undeniably as the testimony of 
the ablest and best men in the world 
can do it, that these oaths affect not 
the property only, and the character. 
but the very life of yourself and oth 
ere. How, then, could you, my deai 

■ !.hr, 

And V 

their character as you no 
what principle, either in 
morals, do you justify your regs 
them! That we have no rig 
swear allegiance to a law opposed 
law of God, and that such a law, 

1 the plai 




Can, then, 


,f tl„- 

oharitable i Have 
, while one 
. the hands 

i expended in festivities i Has 

Breath li 
The vital acti 

,' and Appetite. 

if the human body. 
.nd the conseauent desire for food, an 
fleeted by many causes, of which la 
ior ts the quickest in effect and great 
st in amount. Dr. Smith made i 
cries of experiments on himself show 
ing "the proportionate effect of exer 
of varying degrees on the baBiB o 
the increased volume of air inspired,' 
from which it appears that the lyinj 
posture, or condition of absolute rest 
being taken as the unit of measure, or 1 
the Bitting posture is 1 . 1 3 ; reading aloud 
or Binfiing, 1.20; the standing 
ture, 1.33; railway traveling in 
first clasB 1.4; in the second cI/ibe 
engine average of all speed' 

it the key of knowledge! Doesnol 
Hon. Mr. ColdeD, himself an elev 
Mason, give us the truth on the 
ject, when he assures that Masons 
teach us only the simplest rtidimen 
> such as eve?y child 
his district school! Doe 
advance your political or clerical ii 
? Indeed, it may. It may give 
advantage in your political and • 
isterial relations over others who 
asons. But then, do you rec 
advantage on right principle! Do 
;hers unrighteously suffer! Hi 
can you either desire or en 
advantage! I put the question, 
lir, to your heart. Ho 
honest man, especially i 
of piety, either desire or enjoy it! And 

on horseback at th> 
walking at two mii 
riding on horsebai 

ur, 2. 36; riding 
talking pace, 

at the cantering 


nd carrying thirty-two pounds, 
arrying sixty-two pounds, 3. 84; 

and carrying on 
pounds, 4.75: c 
5; the treadmill 
Bteps per minu 

indred and eighteen 
pending at forty- five 

eof ! 

the body i; 
Theso figv 
g, might have t 

ual.l- il Or. 

th had indicated 
volume of air which as the rule, it 
most stimulating to the appetite, i 
ther series of experiments "shows 
same effect on the basis of the ami 
of carbonic acid evolved by reapira 
per minute," from which it appears 
that the amount is not only affected by 

>s of exerti 
fith which i 


the Gospel:. "The Mai 
nnd calleth for ^thee." 

dary of your race below, and stand on 
the verge of heaven, and the confines 
of immortality, then there will be noth- 
ing but the short valley of death be- 
tween you and the promised land; the 
labors of your pilgrimage will then be 
on the point of conclusion, and you 
will have nothing to do but to entreat 
God as Moses did, "I pray Thee, let 

and even by the time of day. The 
subject of the experiment, while in a 
profound sleep, evolved 4.5 grains ol 
carbonic acid; in light sleep, 4.09; 
scarcely awaue, at half-past one 1 o'clock 
a. m., 5.7; at half-past two o'clock, 
5.04; at a quarter-past i> o'clock, 0. 1 ; 
walking at two miles per hour, 18. 1 ; at 
three miles, 25.83; treadwheel, ascend- 
ing at twenty-eight and fifteen hun 
dreths feet per minute, 43.36. The 
necessity of the body for food variei 
proportionately as it is affected by these 
and other causes. — Post. 

Better have a small church— a mere 
handful of true-hearted men and 
women, who have no fellowship witt 
the unfruitful works of dark neB»— than 
a church powerful in numbers, and 
weak in Chriatian graces. 

which givea such advantage to a 
lunityf Why, permit mt 

y! Lb 

-ank should be graduated by 
Do you object to sec 

because Anti d 
be otherwise, i 

t how 

■ principle, 

rity]to all c 

be oth- 

of God a p 

a right to contravene them 
a law, which does 
be obligatory! Or 

I think you might have phrased that 

quest better, but you will find a pair 

that upper drawer." 

I went to it and took out a nice new 

pair, that had been lying there nearly 

all the time that I had been mu him my 

houlder with those old strings. I felt 

teartily ashamed of myself, tie had the 

thing I wanted all ready provided, was 

us I should enjoy it, grieved over 

my loss of comfort and temper, while I 

keeping him and myself out of a 


ave since learned that God has 
ngs already provided — all sorts of 
suspenders. He yearns to give them 
to ub, ia sorry for our toiling and hurts; 
but we go on Bawing our shoulders, 
tearing our tempers, losing infinite 
blessings, bearing infinite burdens, 
grieving our Father, all because 
will not ask for suspenders, — Zion's 


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Address, EZRA A. COOK & CO,, 

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Address or Antl-Mueonic Lecturer,). 

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Chaldrons' Comer. 

About Suspenders. 

When I was a well-grown boy, being 
vay from home for a vacation. I very 
iturally broke one of my suspenders, 
immediately took possession of an ex- 
a pair that my father was using for 
lother purpose, without so much as 
,ying "by your leave." When he 
scovered it, he bade me return them 
■ their former use. He then added: 
I do not like to have you take pos- 
on of my things in this arbitrary way. 
It has already bred a bad habit in you. 
know that you need suspenders, 
and you shall have them when you are 
lling to ask for them ." 
But I had long cultivated a false in 
pendence, and refused to ask proper- 
ly for things I needed. I had fixed on 
a way of my own for getting helped at 
the table, and instead of aaking for 
things with an expression of thanks, I 
had resolved that a statement of my 
wanta, aa ,l I would like some butter," 

i far as I 

uld bri 

t grief to my 


?self with 

; to ha 

naciously to tb 
Suppose there were here, in the midst 
of our commonwealth, a company of 
depredators and counterfeiters of our 
currency, carrying on this traffic so suc- 
cessfully as to jeopardize our property, 
our character, and our life, and bo se- 
cretly as to be detected only by the 
most thorough investigation, an inves- 
tigation which would agitate society. 
Would you say let them alone! would 
you not rather approve of the investi- 
gation, however great the excitement! 
I do not say that Masonry ia a parallel 
caae; yet, if it is what it appears to be, 
I belieye the present excitement is jus- 
tifiable.and 1 affectionately request you, 
my dear brother, to consider deliber- 
ately whether you are not, in duty 
bound to God and man. so far to partici- 

ation of Freemasonry. 

Do you reply that Anti-masons are 
generally political men! and their 
cause identified with political affaire 
and theref. 


sioni I 

the Anti 

an objection to 
,nnot think it c 
,o be political 

affinity with 
granted that 
does the fact 

aes. Ought 

class of com- 

all the 

rise and m 
.nd hold 

1 There ii 

ought not others t 
equality of rights. 

office accessible to the man of merit, 

er, no necessity that you should, or 
withdrawing from the fraternity, hayt 
any active interest in the politics o 
Anti masons. I certainly have none- 
If able to perceive my ;motive,(I knon 
it to be a regard to moral right 
I do firmly believe that every ] 


that I should be so obstinate. 
About five weeks after t 
ther had a plain talk with me abou 
folly, his anxiety to give me wl 
needed, and the wretched habit I 
strengthening. He told me it would 
prevent my getting 
for they could only be had by asking 
for them. I frankly told hi 
to give in after I had held < 
He only said, it was easiei 
he had held out longer. 



;ady. And as my 
tearing off the top 

am sick of 1 
and I think ii 
;ent suspendi 
ley and get st 
raply said, ■ 

ing those old 
: h time I had 

Can't I take 

ou know yo 
u frankly an 
quarely ask for them. But you bno 
hat this hinting in a round-about we 

Then I god mad and declared it w; 
lean shame, that I was an abused boj 
nd other aputterings of wrath, that 
fere in accordance with my state 

About this time it became "hecessi 
i buy me a new suit of clothes. A 
gave myself and my father the 
jL-nntr ''h.igrin of trying them on bef 
be dealer, with those old strings o 

my back. I trie 
them, hut it wt 
ceBs. I felt like 
under his cloak. 

fith doubtful 

i father when he 
eyes, and said 

some suspenders," 

■ent, and then said. 

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VOL VI. NO. 3. 


WHOLE NO. 133 

The Christian Cynosure, 

fffJNo. 11 Wabash Avenue, Chicago. 

papor, jyifiS cm 

Conspiracies Against Farmci 

Farmers of Western New York 1 My 
object in the present address is to < 
your attention to the obstacles wh 
lie in the way of your prosperity, a 
point outthe means by which they may 
be lemoved. 

Some will tell you that you need mor 
intelligence. We mingle freely am 
widely with the people, and we assur 
you that in the point ofintelligence the 
farmers will compare favorbly with otb 


he organizati 
th-tf their di 
with an 
no tyrant of old, h 

id for 


Every man is entitled to a due equiv- 
alent for whatever he has honestly 
acquired. But he who takes advantage 
of the necessities of another, and exacts 
for an article which his neighbor must 
have, double its value, is no better than 
a thief or a robber. 

lis true of iron and the articles 
om it, is true, to a greater or 
ent, of every other manufactur- 
ed which we deem necessary. 
years ago a journeyman shoe- 
by working steadily from early 


•ning t 


I Of 


- people. Othei 
irhaps because it is their 

> ,1..ui.le 

profess to teach you 
production of your farms. But the dif- 
ficulty is you raise to much already — 
more than will bring a remunerative 
price. A large proportion of wnat you 
do raise is converted into liquid pot- 

1. One great obstacle to your pros- 
perity is found in the combinations, or 
leagues, or rings, by which e*ery busi- 
ness except farming is controlled. There 
in fact though not in name, a con- 
spiracy of nearly every interest in the 
country against farmers. In some in- 
stances these conspiracies are sealed 

with 1 

rid oaths. Law 

which no legislature ever enacted; pen- 
alties are inflicted which no authorised 
tribunal ever pronounced. In a pro- 
fessed republic, tyranny of the most 


■ chat 


out any apparent cause, their business 
deranged, their reputation blasted and 
their families beggared. In some in- 

deavoring to break away from the des- 
potism of these conspiracies. This 
Lakes place in nearly every important 


tell what to raise or when 
best advantage, for it it 
power of human foresigl 

expiration of the year. I 
are not regulated by supp! 

speculators. When 
the price of grain, i 

the least possible advantage. 

The prices ol manufactured goodB 
are determined, not by the cost of pro- 
duction, out by the arbitrary agreement 
of the manufacturers. As their habits 
become more luxurious, and the desire 
. pri- 

i suddenly i 
used. Thu 


of produi 

has not increased 
nor the supply diminished, the iror 
manufacturers, by an arbitrary edict, 
have within a year past raised the prici 
of iron about ninety percent. Iron i: 
a necessity, and must be had at anj 

The 1 

:■ b.-f,,p' til' 

profits, large sums ■ 
rrupl legislators and 
if friendly la' 

for it on 

a week. His average 
ree pairs a week. He 
e dollar fifty 

a pair. To- 

puts the soles on two hundred pairs in 
ten hours. Yet ihe boots which he 
makes with such rapidity sell for the 
same money that those did which be 
made fifteen years ago by liapd. It 
takes several conspiracies to accomplish 

this, but 



anufacturers hi 
nation, which fixes the scale of prices, 
jlow which none may sell. The 
orkmen have their leagues, which 
ecide the number of hours a day 
an may work, and the price belo 
hich he mav not labor. Soperfei 
e these various organizations that n 
le dares to vary the prices, no mattt 
aw greatly the cost of living varies. 
Within the year past it would hav 
ken, in this city, a two-horse wago 
ad of potatoes, which would supply 
a moderate family the best part of 
to buy a siogle pair of machir 

are high on the farm because they 
high in the city. A youngman works 
a few months at a trade. He gair 
admission to "the union" and then di 
mauds and obtains the same wageB a 
the skillful machanic The country 
drained of young men, and the city 

4. They encourage dissipation. 


tnd let 


all grades of cbaractt 
gether. The boldes 
pulous become leadei 

a barrel with tbei 


Sound apple 
but the ferraenU 

lump." Let a do: 



t fifty ; 

t after night in the I 

ho do not drink, and 
ths will not elapse before all 
can take the social git 
Strong drink, and not capital, is the 
enemy of the laboring man of to-day. 
Johnny Steel has demonstrated to the 
m people that, no matter how 


1 dollai 

It has 


a thn 

from o flic i 

a thai 

t there 


hich you buy for your house i 
our farm for which you are not 
pelled to pay more than twice its actual 
The sewing machine for which 
you pay sixty dollars is made for twen- 

On the other hand he is an uncom 
only successful farmer who, after pay- 
ig his taxes, his hired help, hie repairs 
on machinery, the various outlays nec- 
ssary to keep a farm in good condition 
nd deducting the interest upon the 
capital invested, has enough left to pay 
imself and those of his family who 
ork with him the ordinary wages paid 
• journeymen mechanics. Generally, 
rmera work for their board and cloth- 

These combinations not only cripple 
the farmers ; they really and permanent- 
ly injure all the working men of the 
ry. This they do in various 

They ti-nd ti> discourage individual 
. The indifferent workmen re- 

the same wages as the skillful if 

> the lei 

it difficult for a work- 
i business of his owe 
e. To get into tht 

:nly crushed. He often does nol 
from what quarter comes tht 
which prostrates his business in 
ust. It is a blow in the dark— tht 

They raise unduly the price of 
labor. There is at present no just pro- 
portion in this country between the 
e of labor and the cost of living. 
;es are as high as they were in war 
■s, when the price of produce was 
ly double what it is at present. 
price of labor is regulated by ar 
bitrary enactments. There can be but 
esult — a general prostration of 
ess, which will be felt with the 
greatest severity by those who work 
for wages. The pendulum of events 

far behind a just equilibrium as 
been forced beyond it Wages 

as much for tobacco and strong 
drink r as we do for bread. Dr. Ed- 
ward Young, chief of the bureau of 

ies, ascertains from official data, 
that during the year ending June 30, 
1870, our countrymen consumed liq- 
uors to the value of 4600,000,000. ThiB 
as we understand it, was the cost at 
wholesale, Add the profits of water- 
ing and drugging and you have 
than double the sum actually paid for 
strong drink. There can b 
doubt that a large portion of 
enormous sum was expended by 
the working men of the cot 
To these habits of conviviality 
and dissipation the various t 

mure of which nearly all the ra- 
the country except farmers, are 
necled, have largely contributed. 

be about a just proportion to the pric 
of articles which farmers are obliged 
buy, and the odious nature of the coi 
bination would be seen at once. Such 
a hue and cry would be raised as w> 
bring about relief. 

Let the lawyer's bull gore the ft 
er's ox, and nothing is talked of but 
submission; let the farmer's bull go: 
the lawyer's ox. and the custodians ■ 
justice demand redress. Yet farme 
have as good a right to combine to t 
the price of grain, as the iron monge 
have to fix the price of nails. In a ci 

necessity as bread. 

But all these combinations 


to the best interests of the commuity. 
They have all the odious features of 
monopolies established by law without 
the check of being under the supervis- 

within a republic. Rings control the 
Legislatures of the State, and control 
Congress. Tne salary of the pres- 
ident of some of these corporations 
which already overshadow the civil 
power, is as great as the salary of the 
president of the United States. JudgeB 
are their servile tools, and ministers of 
law do their bidding. Tneir liberal 
patronage of the press secures its 
friendship and silence. Two great cor- 
poration bavo given the Empire state 
)me of itsemployees for judges of the 
ourt of Appeals — our highest tribunal 
-and placed them in authority for the 
lodest term of fourteen years. 

it i 


, and by 

ion use. and alio 
ufacture it to combini 
arbitrary enactments 

is about the difference o f ha* 

thousand swarms of hungry flies 

upon you instead of one. The 

there are, the more they den 

They are never satisfied. Their 

grows by what it feeds upon. 

lonopoliee have been odious in all 

i. By a constitution of the Empe 

Zeno, about A. D. 450, "'all mon- 

price of merchandise, provisions, or 
kmanBhip were prohibited upon 
i of forfeiture of goods and perpet 
ual banishment," Monopolies became 
tolerable in the reign of James the 
1 of England, that a statute was pas- 
igainst them which declares mon- 
es to be contrary to law and void. 




are punished with 

1 double costs. Com- 

mong victualers or 

; the price of provisions 

of labo 

verely punished by statutes en- 
in the reign of Edward. Had 
monopolies continued, England, 
an able historian, " the seat of 
. and arts and commerce, would 
contained at present as little in- 
dustry «b Morocco or the coast of Bar- 



have a combination i 
working that they have nearly doubled 
the price of iron. The etove-manufac- 

a had a congn 

the i 

And bo 
i the 


iportant ml 

Combination does away with competi- 

in, encourages idleness, extravagance 

d every kind of dissipation; depres- 

i foreign trade and keeps down the 

farming interest below the point of 

further endurance. Let the farmers 

ne as the other producing classes 

have done; let them in the midst of 

plenty put the price of wheat at three 

s a bushel and alher productions 

of the farm accordingly, which would 

ly scattered! This is a strange ob- 
jection. Yet it is urged in good faith 
and by men of intelligence. 

When I was a young man of twenty- 
one I was run for town clerk on th< 
Birney ticket. I ran clear ahead of my 
party and received six votes! We wert 
told then that we could do nothing be- 

Advlce to a College Student. 
The following letter is supposed 

Dkab Jonathan: — Your letter re 
lindB me of my promise to give yoi 
Lcasional advice drawn from my owi 
iperience at college. I bavedelayei 

riling, only from fear that advic* 
light not prove welcome to one so fa 
dvanced in the course— almost througl 
ie Freshman year. But this fact in 
uces me to proceed. Very manj 
lings appear to me now in a far differ 
at light from what they did in youth 

or-drinking an. I skepiu-i- 

B" in the name of this 
r the Greek word boetheii 


i IV. of the oath: "I i 

j.rc.'Tv i 



life, and in some cases, not evei 

Study, it is said, should be the.pri-J 
cipal business of a Btudent. But, it 

Too much book learning is a hindrance, 
Haye you never noticed how, at fash 
ionable parties, those who know tht 
least often get along the best t If you 
wish to become popular, go much in 
society and form many acquaintance 
/ale sympathy with sll popul 
itions. Have broad and liberal 
on political and social quesiio 
I extremes and shun fanatical j 
rs. It would be well, howev> 





■ ban fa) 

) many. Th> 


under a government 

In the bands of the weakest 

our laws place a formidable weapon for 

the redress of grievam 

"A weapon that 

\" M;lU" : 

o freer 

!li;lllLilll._- ill"-; 


liield u 

'Tib t 

As a body you can affect nothii 
ause you attempt nothing. The first 
nd the main thing to he done is to 
rganize. A thorough organization 
daces you at once, fromyour numbers, 
our intelligence, your influence in a 
ondition to dictate terms. You need 

actics of those that oppress you, and 

organization be open and avowed, 
weakness and wickedness seek conceal- 
nent. A just cause, and therefore a 
trong one, fights to the best advantage 
nthe light. 

You can easily organize, for you 
lave all the necessary facilities. You 
own the buildings in which to hold the 
primary meetings. The district school- 
house belongs to you. Let all the 
farmers in the district meet together 
ss the matter. Send two or 
igates from each district to a 
thence to the county, 
:nce to the stale. The details will 
,dily suggest themselves. Having 
:cted an organization, you can easily 
take such measures as^circu instances 

The farmers are doing a great work 

feeding the nation — they will do a 

greater in breaking up the combina- 

monopolies which are demor- 

? the 


; themselves to Jesi 

e sure to secure friends and v 
3 likely to make enemies. Ev 

the liquor dealers will not be much 
A, for most of them belong to 
organisation, the preparatc 

school of which is the temperance f 
y. All this social culture v 
nuch time that, others will use 

study ; but on commencement d 
diploma will be as good 


very resp d'.-v; 

g your course it wil 

pectable step to take, and ont 
'ales socially if not always mor 
ut do not make a fool of your- 
■ 'Hi'' do, by Borting and sifti 

f diflVr 


The church i 

scriptural church. 

man for the church, and bo you havt 
the right to select one that suits you, 
which will likely be the one that fur- 

the most agreeable preaching. Un- 
less you are willing to lose caste and 
comfort, keep clear of those vulgar 
Christians who make a hobby of the se- 
cret-society question, or of temperance. 
Under all circumstances in your college 
life, do what is expedient. If I had 
only acted on this principle in my hot- 
headed youth, I might have been s 
hundred thousand dollars better off to- 

f evory 

member of this association, delivered 
to me as audi, or where the informa" 
tion requires secrecy for his welfare." 
Here you see the advantage of being 
in such a fraternity as this, an advan- 
tage that weighs more than the disad- 
vantage of having had men as brethren. 
For, if you have committed some 
youthful indiscretion that might, if 
known, bring upon you the wrath of a 
bigoted college faculty, your brethren 
will not testify against you. But when 
in college I was just verdant enough 
to think that such help was degrading 
and that a man could gel along without 
it; and so when the Betas were court- 
ing me with the expectation that I 
would join them, I laughed 
sleeve to Bee how they were getting 
sold. I waa treated with deferent 
was flattered, was even ac. umjuini' .1 
prayer- meeting by a committee, and 
was assured that, all tt 
me. Well, I liked a fe 

itake of my life that 

they , 

uld hai 

i if he 


I alio. 

my superfine notions of principle ti 
keep me from joining. 

The Be things happened, Jonathan. 
when I was young and raw. Tht 
world seems different now. My theo- 
ry of life may have been all right, but 

tice. Experience has taught i.hai 
/ittiieui.ij is a safer guide than a 
lender conscience. I hove learned 
that the end justifies the means, 
in any 



e right to link yourself with I 

id even to form a league with 

But, dear nephew, my lettei 

ready too long. Trusting that 

of my experience will not be 

id hoping 


uthern Sketches. 

It dot 


In this age of rigid 
lity and devotion toprinciple 

ist of courtsey 

Membership in a college fraternity 
ill also be found advantageous iu Be- 
aring friends who will take pains to 
Produce you into society, to applaud 
ju when you come before a public au- 
ence. to build up your reputation and 
i help you pull the wires of college 
Dlitics. In my own college days I 
as so foolhardy as to despise these 
Wantages and remain out of the fra- 
rnitiea. For one of tbeaeordei 
eta, my dislike became ir 
l reading things 

, the 



m the character 
-s that shocked 
i of morality that 
I a pious home. 

e company they 
had been 


mber of worthy 
members once but had withdrawn 
some of the adhering members 

men of talent; but in the light o 

reputation the low cunning ant 
>w impudence of the rest passet 
for genius and culture, so that somi 

i really thought that only sub 

B of high intellectual cquivukrici 
could unite in ihe mysterious compound, 

f their admirers told his land-la 
dy that they were the "cream of tht 

Sj" which was true in one respect would release hie 

ich of its profanity and ribaldry I horses to them. 

hael Weehuot was born in Roan 
county, N. Carolina, in the year,1703, 
and moved with his family to Lumpkin 
county, Ga., in 1829, where he has re- 
sided ever since. Though not a pro- 

ed himself as a peaceable, industrious 
citizen. When the war broke out his 
family (his wife being dead,) con 
of b even sons and two daughters, all 
grown and truly loyal to the U . S. gov- 
ernment. This family, as might b* 
expected became targets for the Free- 
masons to shoot at. A. J. Kelley, a 
Freemason and one of the rebel commit- 
tee of Dalonega, commonly called Cap- 
tain Kelly, had a gang of jack Masons, 
rebels and ruffians under his command 
'ho were never known to be employed 

i stocking full of 
silver and gold that he had some- 
where Becreted. This he refused to do. 
They then took him to the vicinity of 
Oahlonega, a distance of about seven 
miles, and shot him, leaving his body 
in the woods about 40 yards from the 
public road. The body waB not found 
till discovered by the buztarde; when 
his father waa told of it ho came and 
and took him home and buried him. 
The reputed murderers were Bill Run- 
nion, Lafayetle Allison and John Spen- 
cer. These were assisted in robbing 
the houso by Lorn. Early, John Davis, 
Jun, . and John Cain. Mr. Weehunt 
was visited by another gang of ruffians 
called '"Carder's men" who took away 
everything they could find in the 
house that was worth takiue, Kelly's 
men paid him a third visit and after 
robbing the house of all itacon'enUsot 
fire to it aud burned it to ashes. They 
sIbo burned the old man's workshop 
with all his tools, amounting in value 
to seven hundred dollars. His dwell- 
ing house, independent of the goods 
and furniture, was worth eight hundred 
dollars. The other ten sons had to 
fly for their lives, some to the Federal 
army in Tennessee, and some to the 
mountains, where they concealed them- 
selves till Lee's surrender. The old 
man after suffering the loss of all he 
had in the world bad to live in a horse 
stable, without bed or bedding, in a 
state of destitution. All this was done 
to him for his and his family's loyally 
to the U. S. Government. The whole 
of this from beginning to end was most 
assuredly Freemason villainy 

Atlanta, Go. Spbctatoh. 

In a discourse on novel-reading, Rev. 
D. R. Lowrie ol Jersey City gave the 

following fearful fae's on the circula- 


cluaions will be endorsed by every 

Uniiiglitl'ul reader: 

turned out thoroughly uselesi and 
frivolous the cause was novel reading. 
Satan never employed more potent 
means lhan when he dictated the nor- 
els which are now Hooding the land. 
He (the preacher) recently went to 

>l>taiii, if pus^ible, an es 

mate of the 

number of these publica 

ons circalat- 

d. No one dared give h 

m the infor- 

r the 


houses and murderiiig innocent loya 
izens. This party paid Mr. Weehuo 
iBit and all t ransacking his boust 
d premises, carried away among oth 
things forty bushels of win 

the old man had in barrels 



a<! k- 

ig that George, one of the 
man's aons who was unfit for the 
1 army by a bodily infirmity, had 
l to California and brought home 
ljvI'I ainl three silver walchea with 
n or eight hundred dollars in gold, 

,, and after searching the house de 
ided the watches which the oldes 

daughter had conceal 

On refusing to give ti 

ruffians struck her o 

the butt of his gun 

tho watches fron 

blow fractured her skull, which le 

proturbance that she will carry to 

grave. They then lo'.'k th-- inform 

e, a prisoner, and told him 

going to hang him; but i 

j of the 

r bosom. The 

he had concealed in the woods they 
He delivered the 
They then told 

ation, but on applying to the pub- 
hing house of a friend, he learned 
at the New York Sunday Mercury, 
one of ihe most pernicious sheets ever 
printed, had a circulation of 30,000; 
the Day's Dcings, 76,000; New York 
Ledger, 300,000, New York Weekly, 

These are only a imall portion. 
About sixty million copies of these per- 
nicious sheets are sold, to say nothing 
of the dime novels aud yellow-covered 
literature which are sent broadcast 
throughout the land, It is estimated 
that each copy of these publications is 
read by at least seven persons. Oh I 
what a wonderful power for evil! But 

With few exceptions they are persons 
lax in principle and people we would 
care to have little to do with. Read- 
ing a bad book is bad company. He 
had often noticed, when visiting his 
rabbling and 
gathering up of books, which were hur- 
away with lightning speed to 
pla- e out of sight on his appear- 

vels fill the mind with false ideas 

of life. The sad results may be seen 
ery neighborhood. Who ever 
a reader of the New York 
Lh-dger who was a devout lover of tho 
rd of God! No language can por- 
ngly the evili 

The Bib 

charm for 

this book, which has been the 
stay and comfort of many a weary pil- 
aearing eternity, is never thought 
of. But what could be done when 

hristian editors puff novels, and 
hen Christian ministers endorse them I 
techer had far better employ his lime 
id talents in the service of God than 
corrupting the tastes of thousands 

j of a no 

l j'-'U.OOU." 


The Christian Cynosure. 

I ms 

sirred I 

em aright, the 



will gi»e' ther 


o be te 

nembered by b 





Slat* oflndiann, West6eld, Hamilton 
Co., Oct. 2fltb. 

State Qf Kansas, Topekn, September 

State of Wisconsin, Ripon, Oct22d. 

Bradford County, Pa.. LeifcyiivMe, 
Sept. 17th. 

Lagrange county, In 1 ., Lagrange, 


Philadelphia, Sept. 1st. 
To the Readers of Hie Cynosure: 

I yesterday, Sabbath, spoke here 
morning, afternoon, and night, i. 
three times; on secret societies, viz: 
the Free Methodists, Rev. Mr. Glei 
pastor; in the afternoon in a large and 
roagmli' ant <iiTinu:i k-furmed e. 
(Dr. KIopp's), and at night to a very 
full house in the 8th United Presby- 
terian church (Rev. Dr. Barr's. editor 
of the Evangelical Repository). The 
Friend's meeting- houses, both Ortho- 
dox and Hiekske, were open to me if 
I could have spoken in them. To- 
night there is to be a religious confer- 
ence on the subject at the 1st Reformed 
Presbyterian church, Rev. T. P. Ste- 
venson, editor of the Christian Stales 

earl of Chatham pointed to his son, a 
lere child, and said to his guest: 
Here is a fellow who will be prime 
linister in spile of himself." It proved 

I spoke here on Sabbath, (day be- 
fore yesterday) to three denominations, 
d the houses of three more were 
open to me. Last night] (Monday) in 
e of the suffocating hot weather, 
had an excellent Christian Confer- 
large churches. A provisional com- 
ittee was appointed, which contains 
•presenlatives of four different d.-nom- 




on " The Maeo 

rio Temple.' 


e to be dedicated 

,e», begin- 


Thursday eeenino 

, Sept. 20th 

g nobly into line, and 

the lecture season promises to be one 

at industry. The friends who 

ot take it amiss if they are ad- 
monished to be patient and persever- 
The tide of the battle will surge 
t them. If they are leaders, 
whether from necessity or from zeal, let 

granted the Masons, to allow aoy polit- 
ical organization to dedicate this build- 
ing, or for a Catholic priest to come in 
with a body of followers, dressed with 
the paraphernalia and toggery of a Ro- 
,n priesthood, swing his incense pot 

ill of its chain 

of lei 


>orted in one of the dailies of thai 
ropolis. and spread by thousands 
the land. Meantime tin: Judge is 
iug ''banquets I" They will prove Bel- 
ahazzar'B festivals. God bli 
night I speak up the Schuylkill 


i Chr 

J. B. 

j had a full 

and onward. I shall 
marks for the Christian Statesman, 
which will give them to the Cynosure. 
This '-Temple," which is to be a Bastile 
of souls, will alarm the people of Penn- 
sylvania, if we can get the facts before 
them. Che dedication proper openB 
with a procession on Friday, Septem- 
ber 26th, on which day the Christian 
churches should be draped in mourn- 
ing, and the national flag hung at half- 
mast, and the day itself entered as 
Black Friday in the registers of Penn- 
sylvania. But I will not anticipate. 

A provisional committee is to he ap- 
pointed to-night to provide a course of 
lectures in Philadelphia, to be repeat- 
ed in the city of New York neit winter 
and ^ reported in the Daily Witness. 
I conversed with the editor of that pa- 
per touching the report of the races, 
noticed in the CynosureS&od find that 
though he gives such items of intelli- 

Beyond my 1 

last night. To God be the prai: 

The chief pastor of the Dunkard 
brethren, Rev. Isaac Price, opened tht 
meeting with prayer; and a Methodist 
Episcopal prnft'-ln'r curae to me private 
ly after meeting and lhanked God foi!; up tome with courage to attack 
the lodge. He had been, he said, 
wheedled into the order to the Master'; 
degree; had quit it with silent loath 
ing, and now felt joyous that hopes 
were arising that it would be over 
thrown. He wa B overwhelmed, hem 

could not help us, but he would bid 

me God-speed and would pray for 
in the work. He had every appear- 
ance of honesty and earnestness- 
many such imprisoned conscience: 
waiting to be set free I I speak * 



Press, his 

ours. I advise i 

the Independent 

of ho: 

• Chr 

: Uriw 

It hat 

York WeOlt, Wit 
low price of one dollar a j 
a vast amount of reading matter, and 
aa a newspaper^ is not excelled. Send 
one dollar to John Dougall, No. 2 
Spruce Street, Tract House, New York, 
or send 25 eta. and you will get il 
three months on trial. Let all oui 
agents note this and urge people tt 
take the New York Witness. To-mor 


rht I am to speak at Phoe 
I miles up the Schuylkill. 

P, S. I wish again to repeat our oft- 
repeated favorable notice of the Chris- 
tian Statesman.lhe organ of the move- 
ment against those who would make 

Its office is 38 North ICth St., Phila- 
delphia. It is eminently a paper for 
thinking men. Send for it. 

Philadelphia, Sept. 2. 
Philo Carjtenter, Esq: 

Respected Sir: — You can say to 
the National Committee, whom it is 
not likely I can meet very soon, that 
things are decidedly encouraging for 
politic^! action against the lodge in the 
near future. The country is full of 
electricity against the organized dark, 
ness which keeps all other rings and 
trickery respectable by its success; and 
all we want is a proper meeting or the 
ain that electricity, 



nil be r 

* iln.' bolt of 


I have great hope of Fred. W. Sew- 
ard and younn John Quincy Adams. 
They are both of them much more than 
ordinary men, even if they had no na- 
tional prominence by their connections 
and descent. They, of course, were 
very carofut of their utterances when I 
saw tbem, as indeed they must be, or 
they could do no good to the country 
or to ua. But family pride, and the 
present chaotic condition of parties in 


for God's precious truth. And 
let nothing remain undone to convince 
of duty and bring them to a hum- 

eof i 

o night] and then start west 

I am here close by Valley 



ope to-day to see the places 


ere the 

orge fires burned in the loweBt 

ime o 

he American ^Revolution. 


r free- 

om was forged in those fire 


s an old lady, ninety-five ye 


of age 

n the house where I stop. 

She was 

lora in Valley forge in 1 



fears before the peace of th 


tevolution, and remembers the 


Thus the poet 


for the 

■■.,_'- i arid slatternly appearance of a 

■ he had formerly observed for the 

ness and scrupulous neatness of her 

ib. The New York Witness asserts 

, Mr. McClelland, the special post- 

e agent, has stolen some $50,000, 

from the post-office, but from the 

and papers. 

s not arrested, nor likely to he. 

a connivance of the Post Mas- 

;ral, it is understood that the 

i to be compromised and hush- 

We understand that the Post 

ieneral is one of those high 

who attend no church but the 

If it shall be ascertained that 

Mr Mci.'k-lliiiid is aUo 


■ k- i. the 

InLi Ihg.-nce of a rrimi 
aggravation of his] offense," ns 
in the case of Henri Rochefort and 
Lord Westville; and his punishment 
will be certain and severe in proportion 
as his rank is elevated. Birtic Repub- 
lican America, wealth has a talismanic 
power; and at the mystic sign of dis- 
tress justice shrinks backward to the 
ground and equity stands afar off. We 
have fallen upon evil times; an era of 
crime and an era of unwonted facilities 
for criminals to evade justice; and this 
because it is at the same time an era of 
secretin. Never were our people 
so separated by oaths of secrecy as 
many rival fac- 

Brethren L N. Stratton and C.F. 
ley have appointments to attend 
Bradford County convention at 
Leraysville, Pa,, on the 17th and 18th 
of th'i present month. The Bradford 
county i'i-ople live near Bro. Rathbun. 
They require strong meat on this sub- 

— The Evangelical Messenger, of 
Cleveland, church paper of the Evan- 
gelical Association, in a favorable notice 
United Brethren Tribune, 
main object of the publishers 
of this sheet is to bring about 
cation of the rule of discipline in the 
United Brethren church, which 
eludes all members of secret ore 
An advisory instead of a prohibitory 
rule is advocated. The position of the 
Evangelical Association in these mat- 
ters, suite the Tribune." The breth- 
ren of this denomination are doubtless 
in- .mi pi is! i in £ much for the kingdom o; 
Christ in the world, hut were they ite 
only opponents the lodge might Battel 
itself to have a perpetual lease ot 

— Bro. Stoddard recently visitec 
Oberlin and found the friends then 
ready as ever to push on the work. A 
conference attended by some two dozen 
persons at the house of Rev. Geo. 
Clark pledged $100 toward a statt 
agency. Meetings and lectures art 
arranged for the 23d and 24th of Oc 

—The mail has lately brought 

Good Templar movement in Eng- 
land. Ab we have before noticed, 
the growth of this order since being 
transplanted in the United Kingdom ha* 
hardly a parallel in the history of secre- 
cy. Its novelty; the least objectionable 
amount of secrecy attached to it; and. 
above all, the noble cause on which it 
has fastened barnacle-like, have given it 
an impetus and favor with good mer 
and temperance reformers. Tht 

documents before us are: -'Good Tern- 
plarism Examined; or An Answer ti- 
the Enquiry, ''Ought Christians to be 
Good Templars ?'" — a pamphlet by An 
drew Bowden, pastor of a Baptist 
church on Bacup, near Manchester; al- 
so two discussions by the same gentle- 
man with defenders of the order. At a 
public meeting addressed by Mr. Bow- 
den in Mechanic's Hall, Bacup, there 

ings on the part of the attacked frater 
nity, but the address and skill of the 

—The Chicago Tribune of the 
innt. quote* the subjoined note frot 
Detroit namesake. The fears of n 
r'-g-ir ling Bro. Levington seem ni 
be groundless. The minions of 
li'dg'-. oath-bound for the destruction of 
its enemies," are following hard 
way of Herod. But even in the hour 
of their triumph God can take awaj 
their boasting. To this end let tht 
people of God pray; that his truth ant 
those who face the devil in defense o 
it. may in the end gloriously prevail. 
The Detroit paper says: — 

The Rev. John Levington, a well 
known M. E. minister of a decided An- 
ti masonic turn of mind, has been not 
lit.d by his presiding elder, the Re* 
Dr. E.H. Pileher, that complaints hav 
been made and charges will bu prefe 



ery t 

Local Aqekts and all interested in 
circulating the Cynosure are request- 
ed to read the tetter from J. G. Rownd 
and consider if there is not something 
for them to do in a like way. 

ion of 

t Conference, for falsehood and 



I l]0: 

with 'i number 

:ie Keening Journal'. 

L'lidiri-iiiiidirw Unit the C'iriii-i-stom 
he new Post OnVe building in Chi 
> ts soon to be l.iid with Mis.nih 
Mr. Carpenter, in company 

tax-payers, is out with a petition 
United Slates authorities asking that 
this privilege be denied to any particu- 
lar body of people, the argument b-iny 
that tins huilding, erected by the tax- 
payers at large, belongs to the entire 
people, and that, therefore, it is unjust 
to allow a Ma'onie society, with its 
mystic signs and symbols, that the worid 
at large knows nothing and can 
about, to come in, and pronounc 
of their incantations over the o 
stones of this edifice. That it ' 
be equally proper were this privilege 

Some plead hard times and say 
'stop my paper." Do they think to 

'hard times" — even to the Becrel rings 
/hich manage the affairs of the nation; 
nd how much harder times, pray, 



Wisconsin, believing that secret i 
tes, and especially those bound by 
ath, are contrary to the spirit of Chi 
lanity, injuriuus to public morals a 
angerouB to republican equality, and 

feeling alarmed at the growing mfli 
aud power of these organization! 
in the church and in the etati 

do hereby invite the friends of pure 

Christianity and pure republicans 

ention at Ripoi 
i Wednesday ev 

ng, Oe 

tober 22d, 1 

e to save our churchei 
from this malign infli 
; ent will be provided a 
i|e for those attending from 

other parts of the state. 

A. C. Chittenden, F. A. Strong, 

Ripon; W. C. Stevens, Footville; John 

Chapin, Palmyra; H. H. Him 

Ironton; and many others. 


>. State 

Aug. 30th, 18 
To the Editor of the Cynosure 

We desire through the Cynosure to 
say to our friends in Kansas that it h 
hoped that all who can possibly do s( 
will attend the state meeting opposet 
to secret societies at Topeka, Sept. 23d 


) help us carry on the 

nd will be pleased to have thoi 

they fee! able to give towards defraying 
expenses. Send to L. Sexton, Tr« 
urer of the Society, Topeka, Kam 
We expect to have an able speaker fi 
Wheaton. 111. Many of us believt 
is our duty to publish an address 
the people of the state. AH of wl 


To the Frientls of Liberty in l 
Dhak Friends: — After con 
and deliberation, many of o 
earnest workers in this ant't-st 
form, are convinced that the t 
hand for the organization of 


ie who understands the st 
tactics of our enemy, will for 
nt doubt the importance of o 
ighly disciplined army 

i oppoi 


. deci 

self, by the supposition that the st 
vils are slight, and will be easily over- 
ome. It is not bo. Our foe is strong. 
Ie is subtile. So diversified are hit 
orms, that his name is legion 1 Tht 
ictory is only delayed, and the strug- 
;le prolonged by our closing our eyes 
o the facts, and striving to make our 
L'lvts believe that our enemy is weak. 
Ie is not weak. Let us look the facts 
^ the face, and bravely prepare our- 
elves for the severest struggle! 

The conteBt is but fairly opening, 
'he battle is just begun. Aire: 

Our "weap 
aighty throi 


; forward in solid c 

r the ■■(mi 


shall be enabled to exclaim, ■' T 
be unto God who giveth us the 
ry, through our Lord Jesus CI 
Let every Wesleyan, Friend Quaker, 
United Brethren, Free Methodh 
United Presbyterian, and every otln 
antt-aeoreoy church in Indiana be re 
resented in our Convention at West 
field, Hamilton county, Indiana, on the 
29th day of October, 1873. 

Let every community in which tht 
are half a dozen Anti masons send 
delegate. Let every good citizen win 

and counsel. We 

discharge- negro laborers. Peaceable 
trions negro families were 
dragged from their homes, whipped, 
lelled from the neighborhood. 
men were also driven away. 
and mills were set on fire. But 
ese deeds of violence were com- 
» many other crimes, such as 
robbery and rape, that the actual char- 
and purposes of the midnight 
s become somewhat doubt ful. 
Probably they combined political busi- 
private profit and personal 
pleasure. We do not understand that 

i'he Weekly Cynosure will be sent for 
e year to old or new subscribers, with 
■ followin- papers (lo new subscribers) 
the annexed reduced rates. 

i Cent 

ilasouic Herald 

\V, .1. m Rural 

Yo-.iii-l-'nll^'K.irM i, I \ tviili h, , 

The next term of the Institution for 
the education of Feeble Minded Chil- 

ville. III., 

on Wednesday, September 17, ', 
Pupils from Illinois receive board and 
tuition free. Pupils are expected lo 
brought Lo the Institution promptly 
time, hut not before that time. 
C. T. Wilbur, M D., 

Ritual of the Grauge. 

The lectures of this degree do c 
differ greatly from those alreai 
published. They serve only to ke 
up the farcical toying with the serio 
facts of life and the sacred injunctio 
of the word of God, A few extrai 
will suffice. The master advises 
use judgment in the lodge-work, to t 
a correct example, and to exercise fi 
giveness, and closes with the refreahi 
assumption that to teach these use 
aud moral lessons is the peculiar fui 
tion of the grange; thus: "In your 
intercourse with your fellow-beings 
you cannot fail of profiling by this ad- 
vice, and I trust in your duties it may 
prove to be one of the good injunction 
you have gleaned from our frater- 

The lecturer is presumed to raphso 
dize in this fashion: ''Worthy sisters, 
remember when storms lower, and win- 
try winds oppress you, that nature ie 
beautiful, always beautiful. Even snow 
flakes fall as if fairies of the air caught 
water drops and made them into flow 
ers lo garner the wings of the wind. 
It is sad to thmk that even one human 
oul should dimly perceive the beauty 



es to us forever in tones of love, ant 
writes truth in all colors on manu 
scripts illuminated with stars and flow 
ers. Sisters, be trustful, be free, am 
thus be individuate, ie the constan 
through warbling 

rin.k Ho 

hich i 

birds and whis 
ing waves and 


The chaplain presents another exam 
pie of moral instruction which will bt 
easily seen to differ widely from tht 
only and true standard — the Bible. 
" But let me urge you," he says, " tc 
be faithful to yourselves; in so doing 
be ever guarded against anger, It j 
been said of old time; 'He that is 
gry with his brother without ca 
shall be in danger of judgment.' 
have we not a better law, which kn> 

t God's 

all brethren? Be 

age? Canst thou not endure with 

each other's Bmall offences for a brief 

time, when our Father abovi 

dured our many and often fla; 

through our whole life? }• 

put away far from you an 

tempt, evil speaking, evil su, 

nil thatsavors not of humility, for all 

else are but the soul snares of tin 


order, to be ever lenient t> 
other's faults." From the last remarl 
we mu6t suppose that outside the capaci 
tv of grange sis'. tr hood the initiate mil) 

do the more obnoxious orderB inculcatf 
moral truth, as if it all belonged tt 
them; and on the death of any mem- 
ber of amiable character they invaria 
b!y claim all moral worth as the resuh 
of the lessons learned in the lodge 
Verily this is the ''abomination," stand 
ing where it ought not, invading ever 
the sanctuary of God. 

Ko-Kluxin Kestuckt.— The spec 
ial correspondent of the Courier-Jour 

nal, who went through all the disturb 
ed region in the disguise of a sheep- 
dealer, furnihhes a detailed list of ovei 

ranging in de-r.-e from iniimidalii n t, 

from facts familiar to the world outside 
the lodge, as well as from the records 
courts and legislatures, we all know 
may know , the following things coa- 
ming this religion: — 
It is a religion in which heathen, Jew 

md Ch 

, of a 

ng they 



nber-l" t 

-and I 

brought to justice. One was arrested 
for murder in 1871, but hia compan- 
mmediately took him from the jail. 
Another has recently been released ou 
re-hundred dollars' bail lo appear aud 
and his trial for the assassination of a 
jlored man last July. The courts 
;era to be utterly inefficient. Consta- 
bles and prosecutors and witnesses are 
undoubtedly intimidated ; and we 
,d that the terrified inhabitants are 
abandoning their homes, sacrificing 
their farms, and moving into the large 
cities for protection. The Governor 
issues proclamations, and the bandits 
laugh at them; and many timid and 
disheartened people are calling for the 
interposition of the army of the Unit- 
ed States.. It is a burning shame that 
8uch.a demand should be heard in a 
great commonwealth like Kentucky. 
The duty of the State executive to en- 
force the laws and preserve order is 
perfectly well understood, and there are 
ample means at bis disposal for doing 
it If he fails in that duty there ia 
surely spirit enough in the Kentucky 
Legislature to hold himtoau account- — 
X. T. Tribune. 

r know, 

It packs its members in layers of de- 
grees, each upper degree being sworn 
concealment from all below. 
It drops Jesus ChrtBt as a Saviour 
from its published creed, and prayers 
■at three degrees, or from Ma- 
sonry proper. 

It aubititutes another date for "anno 
Domini," putting "anno lucis" in its 
place, thui striking out the Christian 


whiidl exclude- 

Its published laws also exclude the 
old and the young, maimed and unfor- 
tunate, and, indeed, all but robust men, 
who have the known means of paying 
their dues. 

And from history and the records of 

know, that it is a secret voluntary so- 
ciety in our midst, olaiming the right 
to Inflict death by horrible mutilation, 
and in many cases inflicting death for 
disobedience to its laws; and we know 
or may know, that it drops justice from 
its theory of human society, and substi- 
tutes the favoritism of a clan. 

Mr. A. B. Hubbard, Rev- T. P. 
Stevenson, Rev. W. W. Barr, and 
Messrs. McConuell and Rentoul were 

of lectures in oppoi 

"I lilt 


i bettei 

ITows of our Work 


LFrom llie PbUmloiiihlii fuialu l.u.lR-r | 
"Anti-Seukecv." — Lecture Against 
Freemasonry. — A conference of 
■'Christian people Opposed to secret 
societies," was held last evening at the 
First Reformed Presbyterian Church, 
Seventeenth and Filbert streets. Rev. 
Dr. W. W. Barr presided, and Mr. M. 
Alderaon was secretary. 

The Chairman, after staling the ob- 
ject of the meeting, introduced Rev. J. 
Blanchard, President of Wheaton Col- 
lege, Illinois, who spoke on the subject 
of the "Influence of the Maaonic Tem- 
ple on Christian people." 

Rev. Mr. Blanchard Baid the Masonic 
oath was a trap and a fraud, and an 
oath administered by a voluntary socio 

- before the i 

The Grand Lodge was chartered, but 

The inference from the position thai a 
man cannot reveal the transactions of 
Masonry was that a criminal could go 
into the lodge and be Kecure. This was 
contrary to God's word, that there could 
be no place for the hiding of iniquity. 
He stated that Presiding Elder Skim 

Crooks in hia report to the 
Wesleyan of the conferences 
tells the following, how the lodge ques- 
ion was treated at Deersvllle, 0:~ 
Although the Central ObioCoiilereiice 
las been pretty thoroughly pruned by 
rarious schemes for union, yet for ma- 
ny years its heart has not been more 
isponsive to high hopes for future suc- 
bs than at present. The Anti-mason- 
leaven ts fast becoming an ^element 
positive power within ihe bounds of 
is Conference, Before our arrival, 
programme had been stereotyped for 
i Anti-masonic meeting extending 
through Friday afternoon and evening. 
A circular had been printed and circu- 
ated declaring the secret orders anti- 
Jhriatian, anti-republiean, and of dam- 
iging effect upon the Christian church 
md the republic, and challenging the 
friends of those orders to come lo their 
defence. The anti-Christian character 
of those orders was maintained by 
brother Kichey in an earnest and able 

address of n 

ally , 



■■Indue. -.:! I 

■i M.-thodm c 

The i 

>rds of the Legislat 

lion of Governer Sitner, contained a 
report showing that Washington had 
visited a Inlge but once or twice in the 
last thirly years preceeding his letter 
affirming the fact. He steadfastly re- 
fused to be met and recognized as a 
Freemason when requested by lodges 
in his journeys through the country, 
and as there was no proof oi Washing- 

ner stone of our capitol, the story thai 
the- gavel used by him in laying the 
corner-stone of the National Capitol 

of the new Masonic temple in this cily 
was also laid, must be set down in in- 
vented, like Bimilar stories, for £ffeet. 
The great temple has been built by 

in part from outsiders, thus bribing the 
capitalists. The grand lodge could 
seiao all the property of every local 
lodge in the slate if they refuse to pa 
any taxes imposed on them. (Chase 
Masonic law.) The initiation of M 
sons of Pennsylvania cost the laboring 
people $1,809,250, and a like bu 
to be drawn from future dues an 

i Ihe aged, minors, the infirm and 
indigent, and all who had the mis- 
tune to be born slaves. Ami Clins- 
a in its extra-judicial and hence pro- 
e oaths; in its rejeclioa of the Lord 
us in its authorized prayers, and 
'n cutting his name out of the word 

anti-Chrii-lian in fostering and 
promoting the mean and dangerous aen- 
lof secrecy. Brother Richey was 
red by brother Gardener who re. 
lated hia experience in the Masonic 
;ries. He had joined ihe Masons 

thai it would greatly add to his uaetul- 
Morguti's revelation ol Miaonry 
;s-'-ntialiy correct fie had been 
ived personally for praying in the 
lodge in the name of Jesus, He now 
regards the institution as having its ori- 
gin in perdition. Repealed calls were 
made for a defense of the negative of 
this proposition, but all in vain. No one 

npted lo respond. 
i was the 

-: disctlri. 

>ck. W. 


The speaker continued: 

But, let us draw i ear, ar 
the religion in whose interest this tem- 
ple is built; and which is to be prac- 
ticed within its walled recesses. I will 
take my authority from the standard 
books of the order. Mackey's Lexicon, 
Mackey's Cyclopedia, Chase's Digest 
of Masonic Law; and from these, and 

A. Wallace, editor of IheAntt-JMaioni 

Herald supported the affirmative of th' 
proposition declaring the anli-republi 
can character of these orders in an ad 
dress of one hour. The speak, 
showed that Freemasonry is an empire 
in the midst of the republic and an em- 
pire of the moot dangerous character, 
being secret; that its obligations are in 

conflict with the duties - 
of the citizen, and that its fan- 
it il [iriocijd'-s md urgnnie struct- 
e i s ; enti.d absolutism, and there- 
nti-republican. This position was 
demonstrated by appeal to Webb's Ma- 
Monilor uy Rob. Morris. 


This address brought Dr. Sin 
to his feet, who commenced addr 
the meeting in an eicited, not 
abusive manner, declared that h 
not going to defend any secret order, 
but would showup those men who pi 
fessed to be ministers of Him who 
taught the beautiful lesson of brotherly 
love, but were going about engendering 
Btrife and instigating war among neigh 
bora. Brother Richey promptly called 
the doctor to order — that this 
question not of personal merits, but of 
fncts and principles touching the secret 
orders. The doctor declaring his pur- 
pose to speak as he pleased, it was vo- 
ted that be could speak only in order; 
but as this so effectively embarasaed 
the speaker, brother Richey moved 
and it was voted ti allow the doctor to 
speak as he pleased. But even this 
brought no relief. Every consecutive 
thought seemed to have fled his mind, 
and after struggling with desperation 
with his own mental disconcertment, 
be sat down under the somber shad- 
ows of fruitless regrets that he had al- 
lowed himself to lose the "precious 
jewel of a silent tongue." 

There being nothing in the doctor's 
speech meriting reply.jbrother Gardner 
and the writer proceeded in brief speech- 
es to show the evil effects of Freema- 
sonry alike upon the republic and the 
Christian church. The impression of 
the entire occasion was profound, and 
all our friends felt that truth and 
righteousness had gained a signal vic- 

e Cause in <.n 

To the Editor of Vie Cynosure: 

Prof. C. A. Blanchard has just clos- 
ed a series of lectures in this place; 
whichVere preceededby an able sermon 
on Sabbath morning, the 17lh of Au- 
gust, from Exodus xiv: 13, in which 
the professer laid a good foundation for 
that which was to come. In the after- 
noon at four o'clock the people filled 
the Baptist church to overflowing, and 
listened attentively to the first lecture, 
subject, "The Religion of Freemason r y." 
Odd-fellows and Masons both present; 
though but few of the latter. The 
speaker showed, conclusively, Free- 
masonry to be a false religion. At 2 
P.M. the following day, notwithstand- 
ing the busy season, there being much 
crain uostneked, the church was again 
filled, some coming ten or twelve miles 
to hear the lecture on ' 'How a Man 1b 
Made a Mason. ". The mummeries of the 
lamb-akin fraternity in the first and 
third degrees were given to the public. 
The Masons were furious. One unfor- 
tunately lost his "jewel" and exclaimed 
to those near him, "He's telling it! 
He's telling it! He's perjured I He's 
perjured?" Thus adding his testimony 
to the disclosures. At the -close of the 
lecture Mr. G.A. Loomis, a local preach- 
er of the Free Methodist church, who 
was worshipful master of Purity Lodge, 
A. F. and A. M., (located in Casey, 
Iowa,) up to the lime of his renounc- 
ing Masonry a little over a year ago, 
and who had assisted in nass- 

unlarily arose and stated that the rev- 
elali <n as far as given was substantially 
correct. This of course increased the 

the next day in true Masonic style ibey 
began to malign him, one saying that 
"he was expelled from the lodge for 
forging a note." A worthy Knight 
Templar denied it and said it was for 
lying and that he had the charges in 
his possession. 

At half past seven ilie following even- 
ing the people gathered again, at which 
time Mr. G. A, Loomis, above referred 
to, came forward and met the slander- 
ous statements concerning forging and 
lying, by reading a copy of the renun- 
ciation of Freemasonry which he sent 
to his lodge, and alio a copy of the 
chargeH served upon him one month 
after renouncing Masonry, the charge 
being for un-Masonic conduct. Sped 
fica'ion 1st, Non-payment of dues. 
2nd, sending in a written renunciation 
of Masonry. After which Mr. Blanch- 
ard took the floor and clearly showed 
that the Masonic claims to antiquity, 
charily and that the wisest and beat of 
every age were Masons, were without 
foundation. The following day at 1 
P. M. we listened to lecture Nr\ 4,sub- 
ject '-Masonry in its Relation to Law." 
Masonic law was shown to he opposed 
to civil law and that a good Mason could 
not be a good citizen. Prof. Blanchard 
will long he remembered by the people 
of Guthrie county. The lectures 
throughout were logical, fair and were 
delivered in the spirit of the muster. 
At the close of the last lecture, we re- 
paired to the school-house where the 
Guthrie County Anti-secret Association 
was organized, and a full county ticket 
nominated. An address to the people 
of Guthrie county was adopted by the 
Association. I will only add that 1 see 

the hand of the Lird 

the_ hosts against secrecy; and victory 

E. I, Gi 

Guthrie Center, Iowa, Aug. 21st, 

Fellow Citizens: — We who have thi 
day united in opposition to Secret Sc 

ind friends ha' 

know thi 

which i 

peclfully submit the following 
nents of facts: 

We believe that in the state of Iowa 
all honorable work can bedone openly, 
nd far better than secretly. If Masom 

ish to befriend the poor; if Odd-fel- 
iwa wish to care for the sick; if Gran- 
era wish to combine for the purpose of 
uying agricultural implements; or in 
liort, if members of any secret society 
aveany lawful business to transact no 
ne will molest them if they do it in the 
ght of all the world. 

The fact that secrecy is not necessary 

• the 

ble purpose is g>od reason for suppos- 
that there must be some object of 
■rent character to be attained, and 
we believe to be the case. A 

it inspection of the ritual of these 
DUB associations shows that they 

iracter, and, of 
they do have this 
of the Christian churches. They '. 

tleBS prayers and admit to t 
religious rites, those who do 

II as those who do believe it 

Masons and Oddfellows are sent, s< 
ir as their burial service can accom- 
lish the work, to the G.and Lodge 
bove, at death, while every Grange) 
i assured that "the chief fields of hit 
ibor are not temporal but spiritual, 
nd that in them, he that reapeth re- 
h wages and gathers fruit to lift 

ial. H 


iness;aie organized 
rests of » class 
mbers of the h 


the ii 

excluded, and, so far as they have any 
nfluence, tend to destroy tbechurches 
jf Christ, which rest on the grand pr'tn- 
:iplesof supreme love to God and equal 



.nd ii 

of the 

,bly will 

e laws, and, carried to its logical 

It. will overthrow the government 

te. Who can be sure tbat 

H be administered, when the 

sheriff, the witness, the juryman and 

the judge, are all sworn to recognize 

l*n of distress given by the pris- 

n the bos? Who can be sure tbat 

vil oath will be observed when it 

rith i 

land by a brother of Bome secret cls3e, 
nd the sign which asks the help is 
uown only to the parties) 

But the moment that a secret society 
an interfere with the law, the govern- 
ment begins lo die, and when it can in 

S overture 


;o be the natural and coneta 
tendency of Freemasonry, and like c 

all these secret combinations, 
wilh charity to nil who differ from 
leek their entire overthrow. 

Portland, Jay County, Iowa, 

Jjv.iir Cynosure: — We wrote brother 
K'L'ginu sometime ago, inviting him to 
ue into our county and give us a few 
lures. He responded by sending 
appointment, to be here the first day 
of August. He came and spoke in 
ning in a schoolhouse three 
miles north of Portland {our county 
tat) to Quite a large and attentive au- 
ience. He gave the principles of the 
nLi-secrecy reform and what il is dm rig, 
dealing some heavy blows against the 
principles of secrecy in association and 
finally gave the inner workings of the 
dge in the Entered Apprentice degree 
d the oath in full. There were several 
nsons present. They showed much 
e of them tried to laugh 
uck them bo deeply the laugh 
I to get out, amounting to only 
ic grin. The lecturer called 
me present to deny the correct- 
bis statements, if such a one 
were present. Oneman arose and pro- 
need it all false. When brother K. 
asked for an affidavit to that effect, he 
n todrawbackand acknowledged 
nd he had passed through those 
remoniea.and finally got mad and 
left the house. Another Mason arose 
<d tried to be a little impudent and 
quibbled aome and finally accused 

brother K. of going about Eelling books 
to make money, presumed that w; 
his business, as he did not know much 
shout Masonry. 

August 2d. He spoke at West- 
chester, in the Congregational church, 
both in the afternoon and evening tc 
good orderly congregations, giving the 
ceremonies and oaths of theJEntered Ap- 
prentice and Master Muton in full with 
comments, making a deep and abiding 
impression on most that listened to him, 
but no disturbance. 

Next day. Sabbath, in a ciurch own 
ed by the WesleyBns andUnited breth 
ren atPleasait Grove, brother IOggim 

delivered an excellei 
for his text, Eoh v 

o be anl 

irsc takin 

and showing why the Christian chur 
should have no fellowship with the 
In the afternoon again at the school 
house to a full house and yard, on the 
religion of the lodge, a most excellent 
discourse; all of which was drank in by 
a large and attentive audience. Though 
the weather was warm and the discourse 
long, the people seemed willing to have 
listened longer. Next day, Aug, 4lh, 
he lectured again at Pleasant Grove 
church in the afternoon and evening 
large congregations. In the evening 
he gave the ceremonies of the subli 
degree of Muster Mhsoh in full and their 

d tried to deny but could not make 
it anything in that direction. Final- 
ly he took up part of the oath and 
tried from tha r , to defend Masonry, 
which drew brother K- out and made 
a rich thing of it to their dismay. Next 
morning that dear brother left for Bar- 
tholomew jounty. I want to say of 
brother Kiyjgins, he certainly fulfill: 


ttend his lectures everywhere h> 
He seems to go forth in the fear 
of the Lord regardless of what mai 
hall say of him. I fear that his life ii 
n danger many times, as the Mason; 
late him with perfect hatred. 

Tours for the advancement of th« 
ause. Wilbok Millioah. 

A Sample Letter for Local Agents. 

Our fortnightly closed its fifth vol- 
trie a month ago, the weekly will havt 
lassed its aecond birthday in a month 
nore. The question of renewals musi 
iow be considered in earnest. Gene 
ally our readers want to continue 
their paper, but a year passes unno- 

dclay and the r 

; of i 

all at this 

or able oppor- 
mlB, and pay 
[time, which 

unity square back 

iromptly for the new volume 
will he the best yet published. And 
t our local agents be ready with good 
ports. Head ibis letter from one 
ho will soon have a clear field in his 
;ighborhood : 

"Please send me a list of all -delin- 
quent' subscribers living here , or 
hose P. 0. address is Summeroeld or 
Wliigville. and 1 will urge upon them 
importance of paying up their old 
subscriptions and to renew. Cannot 
the Morgan book be got out in the Ger- 
language? I believe it can be 
done if the proper effort is put forth. 
Hssrs. Cook A: Co. only asked £250, 
d the donors to fake their pay in the 
book, which I think is very leasonable. 
i fully convinced that great good 
he accomplished if we only can 
; a German tract fund or get Mor- 
printed in the German. Only get 
German enlightened upon the sub- 
of Masonry, and we can accomp- 
lish much when it comes to voting. 
Very truly, eto„ 

Jko. G. Kownd. 

Cu temporary 1 

It is fact no less significant than start- 
ling that of 17,000 criminals in the 
United Stales in 18(18 only three out 
of every hundred had learned a trade. 
And yet people wonder why there is 

rades unions absolutely exclude boys 
rom the privilege of becoming apprent- 
ices. The Philadelphia Star says 
here is something so appalling in this 
errible statement — appealing to the 
ympathies — thai it would seem impos- 
ible that nine tenths of the boys of the 
ily to-day are in a fair way to be 
lassed with the 17,000 convicts above 
eferred to.— Norristown, Pa, Wit- 

The Tele&cu/ie thus nolea the ways of 
Jr. Moore, the Masonic clergyman and 
Tract Society director of Cincin- 

Mr. Job. W. Foote, of Cincinnati, is 

dedicate amw barn at Fairview Farm 

Macon county, Illinois, with religious 

onies, on the 17lh instant, Rev. 

Henry D. Moore, the aspirant star of 

inati, officiating. When this 

Foote shall exhibit hie grandeur in thi 
name of Deity, the charla'an preache 
would do well to take the text: " Bu 
God said unto him,-.' Thou fool, thi 
night thy sou! shall be required of thee 
then whose shall (those things be whicl 
thou hast provided !' " 

The stringency of the Massachusetts 
beer law and its rigid enforcement ii 
bringing out arguments for its repeal, 
It is said the prohibition will seriously 

Estimates of the Internal Revenue Bu 
reau make the receipts from spirits and 
tobacco tl90.000.000 a year and th( 
customs receipts add to this amount un 
til it is said that two-fifths of our na- 
tional revenue is from these two sour- 
ces. There certainly cannot be a bet- 
ter argument for ihe entire suppression 
of the traffic. The national income i< 
now so large that it has debauched po> 
litical honesty, vast amounts are turn 
ed from their legitimate UBts, and tin 
pristine frugality and honor of Atneri 
ca is fast departing. But while ihe na 
lion receives a small percent, from liq- 
uor and tobacco death and hell sweep 
in principal and all. 


k. There were 120,000 busheb 
and 5000 of oats in store, or 
ihere ia a loss of about §00,000. 
The elevator was valued at $40,000. 
Two large planing mills were also burn- 
ed last week involving heayy loss — The 
Interstate Expositio: 
September 25th. — The political pot is 
nearly boiling over. At a meeting of 
the temperance men last week 
urea were taken to contest the field with 
the Hesing-liquor-anti-Sabbath party, 
It improbable that a citizens' ticket, mad. 
up of trustworthy men, independent of 
party or nationality, will ' 

Dtrrar. — Butler's prospectB for 
gubernatorial nomination have been 
daily growing less. On Monday, two 
days before the convention the count ol 
delegates gave Washburn 100 majority. 
— Postmaster Filley of St. Louis is now 
undergoing the inquisition of the pub- 
lic press for assessments upon hiB em- 
ployees for prttended political but real- 
ly private expenses. — Gen. Harper, In- 
ternal Revenue collector of this stale, if 
a defaulter to the amount of $100, UOO 
to $300, 000. He has fled and the gov- 
ernment has offered a reward for his a 
rest. — The Cincinnati Exposition is no 
in successful progress, and will surpai 
auy of former a 'years. — The California 

Las long 

suited in the defeat 
al Pacific R.R. interest whit 
>een a controlling power 

-On the night of Sept. 0th 
i conflagration in Havana destroyed a 
quare of buildings valued at $f 
»u0,000,and 20 persons perished. — T 

rof thee 

gcd at the refusal of the FrenelTmin 
er to a-i.-<.*pt home changes in a tren 
. — The Vienna Exposition closet 
ng, 2-t, with a public opening; in. 
is than 100.000 persons entered thi 

Can anyone give the address of L. J, 
West. Sulphur Springs, Pa., more ful 

rews. D P 
A A 
kers, H T Beasc, O E 
Burch, J M Bishop, G S Baa- 
M Barber, F R Bartlett, 
Saml Bennett, LM Ballard, J H Brock- 
., J A Bincrham, (.' A HtUterueld. O 
C MBates.JPBartlelt, M R Britten, 
E 3 Bunce. S P Bower, W R Crosby, J 
L Clark, Jno Corbeit, Wm Oast eel, N 
Churchill, Dr Cook. W H Doyle, A F 
Dempsey, Mrs R Dickinson, R Day, 
Jno Dappert, A V Dodd, Mrs J Dillen- 
■ ich.MSDrury, P Elzen, S Forman, 
A French, Thos Folger, D S Fer- 
guson, Thos Gray (Kaa Cy), S M Gates j 
'"bos Gray (Wolf Lake), E C Gates, 
Wm George, Saml Gill, C H House- 
L D Hollingworth, A S Ham- 

. Kingsley, Ja 
cob Lindley, P B Lee, J T Lincoln 
Thos Logan, J W Logue, Jane Liggett 
J W MuBgrave, J F McKeo] W R Mr 
E Morgan, J H Uulspnugh, R M: 
Oreery, H Mobier, T B MoKurini 
""Murphy. J*s Nish.R FO'Nie 
'en, Wm Oburn, H |E Oak. s. 


Mra H C Pomeroy, F K Phoenix, 
Ricbd Piatt, Stephen Pierce. T Palroe- 
" ', Miss H Reed, S R-s- 
dyea. MSnyihr, ft Staf- 
ford, S W Stewart, D B Shrrk, J R 
Sexton, C M Snodgrass, H B Schroe- 
der, E W Shaver. II W Steele. Mrs C 
H Sands, W m Spear, David Smith. 
L Tslum, D F Thomas, E F 
F Thompson. P Underwood, A Wright, 
" I Walkup, J R Wright, Rev L 
White, J Van Woert, T B Wilson, H 
D Whilcomh, Saml Whito, S Wardner, 
John G West. 


A Tract Fid fir lis ?m Distribution of Tries, 

Addreaa Eera A. Cook & Co., 







o the despotic au<l ri tioiloiH lit!.* ni Freemasonry, l'ric 

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

Hon. John Ouincv Adams' Lettsr, 

Giving HiB'nnd His Father's Opinion of Freemasonry 

Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

Hiring His Opinion or Freeninsonry (1832;. 

Satan's Cable Tow. 

'Freemasonry is Only 15 2 Years Old," 

"Murder and Treason not Exceeptd." 

Freemasonry in the Church, 

and Symbols or Fi 

Address of %an County kociatioi, How York. 

Conrurmnn the Morgan Murder, aaU the charade 
t Freemasonry, as shown by ihis and „tber Mas„ui 
rurders. 50cts. per 100, or $4.00 per 1,000. 

Judge Whitney and Masonry. 

irmia cdlveimU 





Si: tons whj a Christian ohouli ntbt aFrtimaio 


Clnb R,H,.. Weekly Edltloo. 

Club Rates, Fortnightly Edition. 

Who Murdered Capt. Wm. Morgan? 

Abduction and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

This is a Book of Thrilling Interest, and 
shows clearly that 

Wm. Morgan was Murdered by Frew 

WSee Sanmle Paces below. 


who had some conversation in a 1-w v..i.v with (..inron. ai 
n.immini. itt-.I to him the aiiswi-r uf ['"..Ih-tt, whirl, w.w. tin 
th.-v sli-uhl not com? ■»'. S.-m.- t,t tin- ji.irtj hiu.I they won 
pro.-i'i-d, they had come fur the [lurjios.' ami would «o 01 
Tli.'v eondmli'd, hnu<*n.-r. it wns .i<li i'-:ih!f to pr> 


fthe village and pr tiled on foot tn Bato- 

via, and the reniiiind'T returned with llf > irriu^e. The 
.next morning, early, Mur^an was aro-*trd and Ulkei) to the 
[Hihln: hmise when- Hie. jiarl.y had sli'|it. An i-xlru ritajri- was 
procured lor the return of the party, in which they left the 
village witli Morgan. .lust as they were ahout to start. 
Miller Came up and insisted that M-.ryai. should not he nkm 

debt.'nnd he, Miller, mis."., I h^h..!. Mill, r i,.. w .-»-r. 

was immediately pushed n-i<!'- Iiy I ' lie- t .[•■ n '• ■■• ■ [>•■> 
who closed the door, and I'luxhr" Ih.lii" -tiled himsell 
on the outside with the driver uracil him to drive last until 
he should get out of the county. Hut the driver hecame 
uneasy and stopped about sti rod-, from I '..Holds', rufuBiiif. to 
proceed. He was, however, persuaded to gi " ' 

ford, where 

against all r 

spoiisiUiiv; and on his arriving at M.dhird 

lin.'lv "aiv him as mdiie.-il Inn 

At Le Kov. Ilayward. who held the process 

offered, as 

e afterwards .aid. t-> take Mor-au heloru tie 

p.i..- win. Lad endorsed the warrant, that le 

mil if h- ehose. No such offer was made t, 

,i where lie mi. 'lit havr found hail, mid then 

. - . - , ( that lo- could have friends in Le 

RoV to »h..l 

i he could apply in such an emergency. II; 


.■. lined, snyinej that wh-i, If ■■ .t to* an nul.n 
...uvince Mr. Kinsley, th- apj. >r< nt pr.-culor 

lot intend to steal the slurt 1 In 

party am,.-. 

at (.'anandiii(,'ii(L. Iifty miles cast of Batavia 

and Morgan was e\aniined Ly tin' in.i^ir,lr,it. 

LfOton Laws 

.11 ajipeareil as a witness on his li'liall, am 

e defeated the real object of the 



of their control. Aa 
tider the 
tin! process, Chesebro produced a claim against him for 
)t of two dollars, due to one Aaron Ackley, an inn- 
er in Canandaigua, with an authority to collect the debt 
is own account Morgan admitted the debt, confessed 
merit, and seemingly aware of the determination lo 
n him, pulled off his coat, and dc-,ired the constable to 
on it, or take it as security for the debt. Hayward. 
onstable, refused to take it, and conducted Morgan to 
where he was left about ten o'clock iu the evening. 


On Tuesday the 12th day of September, about noon, a 
crowd of men suddenly appeared in the village of Batavia. 
nearly all of whom carried wilh them clubs or slicks newly 
cut, and resembling one another, and to all appearance pro- 
vided for the occasion. The crowd assembled themselves at 
the house of Danolds, an inn-keeper. To the oldest inhabit- 
ants of the village, almost all of them were strangers, and 
to this day the names of very few have been distinctly ascer- 
tained by us, although the whole number thus equipped 
were sixty or seventy. They were manifestly selected for 
the occasion, because their names and persons were not 
known to the inhabitants of the village generally. No mo- 
tive for their sudden appearance was a.-si^ned, Immedi- 
ately after this assemblage, ,/csse Fn:m:h, one of the con- 
stables of the county, repaired to Miller's printing-office, and 
ner arrested him, alleging that he 
■ a process in behalf of the people, 
-ooin at Hatiold's tav.-rn about two 

the constable, having 

. the whole mob 



NoDle LIT' 

There are hearts whicl 

In the battle for the r 
There are racks which 

Watching through the <l 
And the ugony of Bbiinug 

In the fiercest of the atr 
Only gives a noble daring 

Only makes a grander !i 

There ure those who never weary, 
Bearing suffering and wrong ; 

Though the way if long and dreary, 
It is vocal with their song; 

While their spirits in God's furnace, 
Bonding to his gracious will, 

Are fashioned in a purer mold 
matchless skill. 


ret efforts, 
t the life of the gos- 
was "deid while he 
" He scorned ma- 



"Tis to bind the Mei-rUni: lii'iirt; 

And to teach the culm *ul>iiiis>i>>ii 

Where pain and sorrow smart. 

Love's rich ministry of pence; 

While the night in Hearing to us, 

And life's bitter trials cease. 

There areUio-i' uliobuitle ^Un.k-r. 

Envy, Jealousy aud hate; 
Who would rather die than pande 

Tothe passions of earth's great; 
No earthly powir ran crush them. 

They dread not the tyrant's frov 

Nor bind their spirits down, 

These, these alone are truly great 
These are the conquerors ol 

These truly live, they never die; 
But clothed with immortality, 

When they shall lay their arm. 

The Silent Deacon's Opinion. 

When next summer comes with i 
heat and dust aud languor, and tl 
tired spirit, fainting by the way, cri< 
out for the wings of a dove, go up t 
W — , among the hills made sacred t 
nature, where the hurry and anxiety 

-ailing them 
umbling doctrines of the Cross, and 
esired to see man glorified and exalt- 
ed; he rebelled against the "iron bars," 
hich he chose to call the bonds of love 
hich separate God's chosen and obe 
eni ones from the world that lieth in 
ickedness. He declared thi 
illennium could never dawn till all 

t that, for t 

t yield to wrong— a 

the appearing of Chri 
Leathily to sow his se> 
younger and weaker c 

if he were o 
ind longed fo: 
t! He begat 
ds among th« 
the flock, am 
token of thei 
g root he grew hold, and he begai 
it them in on the strong, high 

But here he found resistanc 
oil whith had borne such rich ha 
of grace repelled his seed from i 
bosom and he came to the mad resol 

[ill- .I.H. 

,nd try how h< 

«i>uii! r 

If he, with I 

i piety 

of I 

ilent Sabbaths are 
he whining of ram 
iy its smoke and st 
oiled hard enough 
rill find it in W— ; 
t anywhere in vain. 
It is the ] 


f his furr 

ting i 

you might imagii 

where ''Sabbaths never end." 

Entering the Deal, i.-npn.-iun'? cl: 
fatherly and motherly faces meet 
eye at every hand, and you wiK 
forget that you are a stranger. 

Yonder in the squaie pew, sit 
con Lee; you would know he 
deacon if he had not told you. 

that some should enter the holy 
who are not! Deacon Lee was 

linisler was not worthy of consider*- 

-adily put out of the way if they do 
ot yield to ungodliness. If he proved 
a dead sentinel, he would not molesl 
m ; if alive aud jealous of his Master's 
>nor, one bullet would settle him for- 

In pursuance of his "liberal views,' 
and his deep laid plan, our valiant re- 
:r rode, up and fastened his horsi 
before the unpretending dwelling o: 
deacon Lee. Ushered into the near 
'keeping-room" to await his coming 
from the harvest field, bis restless spir- 
was almost awed by the silence which 
igned there. The tall ol< 
rner, with its evi-r sailing ship, tick- 
ed painfully loud; and even the buzzing 
of the few flies on the panes annoyed 
He suffered much the same op- 
ion as do those who wait long in 
at, darkened room, 
lister to a funeral 
for, and then dreaded tl 

Veil, sir, I'll tell you. I was 
n into a scheme just like this of 
j. to uproot one of God's servants 
the held in which he had planted 
In my blindness I fancied it a 
little thing to remove one of the 'stare' 
hich Jesus holds in his hand, if there- 
y my ear could be tickled by more 
flowery words, and the pews filled with 
those who turned away from the sim- 
plicity of the gospel. I and the men 
ed me — for I admit that I was a 
and a tool — flattered ourselves 
<e were conscientious. We thought 
ere doing God service when 
drove that holy man from his pulpit 
d his work, and said we const 
3 labors ended in B — .where 1 
ed. We groaned because ther 
i revival, while we were gossiping 
•out and criticising, and crushing in- 
stead of upholding by our efforts and 

he is not a 'very extraordinary i 
My tongue shall cleave to the roof of 
my mouth, and my right hand forget 
her cunning, before I dare to put asun- 
der what God has joined together. 
When a minister's work U done'in a 
I believe God will show it to 

r praye; 

the i 

hand we harshly demanded the bless- 
ings. Well, sir, he could not drag od 
the chariot of salvation with half a doz 
en of us taunting him for his weskness, 
while we hung on as a dead weight tc 
the wheels; he had not the pjwer ol 
the Spirit, and could not convert men 
so we hunted him like a deer till worn 
and bleeding, he fled into a covert tc 
die. Scarcely had he gone when God 
came among us by his Spirit to 
that he had blessed the labors of his 
dear, rejected servant Our own hes 
were broken and our wayward cbildi 

ted 1 I 

iolved . 

ient season to visit my former pastor 
and confess my sin, and thank him for 
his faithfulness to my wayward ( 
which like long buried eeed, had 
sprung up. But God denied me 
p-lit'f. iliat he m'ght teach me a 1< 
every child of his ought to learn, that 
he who toucheth one of his set 
touches the apple of his eye. I heard 
my pastor was ill, and taking my oldest 
son with me, set out on a twenty. fivi 

when I arrived, and his wife, with th> 

ng of 


3 of W— , but 

; there 

. tills 

farm left him by an aged relative some 
twenty years ago, about the time dea 
con Bell died, leaving a sad void in the 
church and the parsonage — for he wa« 
a pillar in Zion, and a strong arm to the 
pastor. After seeking long to fill his 
place, the minds of the church settled 
on the new-comer, who, by his solemn- 
ity, piety and zeal, seemed created for 
the place. Hewasaman of few words, 
rarely ever talking, so that the boys 
called him at first "a gtuui old man." 
But they soon changed their opinion; 
for he setapart a tree of Summer Sweet- 
ings and one of Bell pears for their ex 
press benefit, as they went to and from 
school, and surprised them by a fine 
hung for thi 

terdict of that 
eh succeeding generation of 
t that although the deacon 

iind and genial 


He had just decided 
flight, when the door opened 
e deacon entered, as calm and 
i if toil had never ruffled his 
or soiled his garments. After 
usual greetings, and a dead, awful 
pause, the visitor began — think of the 
wiles of Satan! — by lamenting the low 
state of religion aud asking the good man 
why this church had enjoyed no reviv- 
al for three or four years! What cared 
he for God's set time to visit Zion ! He 
was more deeply interested in the 
opening of a new stage-road to the 
summit, and in getting up Btockin the 
projected hotel there. 

'■Now what do you think is the cause 
of things being dull here ) Do you 
know!" he persisted in asking. 

The deacon was not ready to give 
his opinion, and, after n little thought, 
frankly answered, ''No. I don't. 

'■Da you think the church are alive 
to the work before them?" 

"No, I don't." 

"Do you think the 
real uses the solemnity ol his work!" 

"No, I don't." • 

A twinkle was seen in the eye of 
this troubler in Zion, and taking 
age, he asked 


"Do j 

think Mr. 

boy, from twenty years back, has been 
hiB shepherd, his watchman, or h 
siatant farmer; feeling it a high honor 
to hitch his horse on Sunday, < 
drive hiB manure cart on Monday . 
all because they saw, through the thick 
veil of reserve, that love burned and 
glowed in his heart. 

Deacon Lee's minister trusted in 
and the church felt lur tfinpnral a 

irdlriary manf" m 

"No, I don't." 

"Do you think, his sermon on 'Their 
■yes were holden' anything wonderful- 
y great F 

"No. I don't." 

"Making bold, after all this encour- 
.gement in monosyllables, he asked, 
•Then don't you think we had better 
lismiss this man and 'hire' another?" 

The ol 

ored his consistency. 

There was a serpent in Eden, and 
Jndas in that thnce blessed band who 
walked and talked with our Redeemer 
on earth, and who saw his glory min- 
gled with his humanity, why, then, 
need we wonder that one man, subtle 
aud treacherous, hid himaelfio the calm 
verdure of W-, crawling out only to 
deceive God's people with a kiss, till 
ready to spring upon them with hiB 
poisoned fangs) Upright, faithful and 
earnest as were the people, they were 
not proof against flattery and deception. 
There came among them one quite un- 
used to their unos 
serving God, and ami 
"of seeing them mak- 
world." We know 
that "one sinner destroyeth much good 
and yet we are often amnoyed at thi 
wide results of one man's evil work it 


started as if shot 
. in a tone far loud- 
t, shouted, "No, I 

"Why," cried the amazed visitor, 
"you agree with me in all I have said, 
don't you!" 
"No, I don't." 

"You talk so little, sir," replied the 
guest, not a little abashed, "that no 

i can find c 
"I talked e 

'oudo i 

once," replied the 
old man, rising to bis feet, "for six 
praying Christians. Thirty years ago 
I got my heart humbled and my tongue 

tiinlV nurd 


iftly befoi 
solemn as el. 


e Iroubler was startled at the ear- 
ess of the hitherto silent, immov- 
man, and asked, "What happened 
to you thirty years ago!" 

his chamber. She said, and her v. 


dying, and the sight of your face might 
add to his anguish!' 

'■Had itcometothis, I said to myself, 
that the man whose labors had, through 
Christ, brought me into his fold.whi 
hands had buried me iu baptism, w 
had consoled my spirit in a terrible be- 
reavement, and who had, till designing 
men had alienated us, been to me at 
brother — that this man could not ■ 
in peace with my face before hi 
'God pity me,' I cried, 'what have I 
done!' I confessed my sins tc 
meek woman, and implored her for 
Christ's sake to let me kneel before h 
dying servant and receive his forgiv 
ness. What did I care then whether 
the pews by the door were rent 
not? I would gladly have taken his 
whole family to my home forever 
my own flesh and blood; but no such 
happiness was before me. 

'■As I entered the room of the bless 
ed warrior, whose armor was falling 
from his limbs, he opened his languid 
eyes, and said, -Brother Lee I brothi 


'My pnstor! my pastor 
his while hand, he said in a deep, ii 
pressive voice, 'Touch not mine s 
nointed, and do my prophets no harn 
I spoke tenderly to him, and told hi 
1 had come to confess my sin, a 
bring some of his fruit tu him, caili 
my son to tell him how hofouod Christ. 
But he was unconscious of all around 
the sight of my face had brought th 
last pang of earth to his spirit. 

"1 kissed his brow, and told ho' 
dear he had been to me; I craved hi 
infailh fulness, an 
or his widow and 
; but his only re- 
ply, murmured as if in troubled dream, 
was '-Touch not mine annotated, and 
do my prophets no harm.' 

"I staid by him all night, and at 
day-break I closed his eyes. I offered 
his widow a house to live in 

said, 'I freely forg ; 

children, who entered deeply into their 

pardon for m 




regardless of his memory 
anything from those who caused 
tie has left us all with his covenant God, 

a for i 

"Well, sir, those dying words sound- 
ed in my ears from that coffin and from 
that grave. When I slept, Christ stood 
before my dream, saying: 'Touch i 
mine annointed, and do my proph 
no harm.' These words followed i 
till I fully realized the esteem in whi 
Christ holds those men who had gtv 
tip all for his sake, and 1 vowed to 1c 
tbem evermore for his sake, even 

;rfect- And b 

e tfa tl 

day, sir, I have talked less than before, 
and have supported my pastor even if 

I will t 

that brought you here; and, 
if I hear another word of 
tis from your lipa, I shall ask my breth- 
d to deal with you as with them who 
iuse divisions. I would give all I own 
■ recall what I did thirty years ago. 
top where you are, and™pray God, if 
Brchance the thought of your heart 
may be forgiven you." 

This decided reply put an end to 

the new-comer's efforts to get a minis- 

ho could make more stir, and left 

free to lay out roads and build 


There is often great power in the 
title word "no," but sometimes it re- 

Now this was only half a victory. 
It was better than nothing, but it was 
not a right good, honest victory. If 
little Jack had done quite right, he 
would have said at first, "Boys, I 
jo with you, until 1 have asked 
father." That would have been a 
whole victory. He would have told 
the truth and been obedient, too. — Se- 

ts not a little courage 
solutely as did the sile 
—N, Y. JExamrner. 

inks that the ci 
for the ' 'social evil " is good wages a 
it for young women. T 
all part of it. " The wot 
of the flesh" are given ub in Scriptu- 
tdthe "fruit of the Spirit." Gal. 
i, 26. There 1b no other name, g 
i under heaven, among men, whereby 
i must be saved," but Christ- False 
ligionB keep men from him. 

It is not hasty reading, but at 
meditating upon holy and heavenly 
truths, that mattes them prove awe 
and profitable to the soul. It is n< 
(he bee's touching on the flowers th 
gathers honey, but her abiding for 
time upon them and drawing out the 
sweet. It is not he that reads most, 
but he that meditates moat on divine 
truth, that will prove the choicest, 
wisest, strongest Christian. — Bishop 

We b 

nd if 1 

must meet leaden messengers and 
flashing steel with bared bosom 
uncovered head, we will meet 



and best will undoubtedly go di 
but if a thousand fall the fight mu 
on. The mystery of iniquity mus 
revealed. The false claims of Masonry 
must be exposed. Its power for evil 
mubt be destroyed. Ita " deceivable- 
ness of unrighteousness" must be held 
up to the light. Its robes of concea 
ment must be stripped away. Masoi 
ry must and shall stand forth befoi 
the gate of the world in all the hid 
ousness of its naked deformity ; in s 
the pollution of its horrid guilt. — An 

Ckildrons* Corner. 

My Three Little Tex 

Jack had 

•i get 

I wilHtell you 
been told he mus 
tain boy called Sam without asking his 
father's permission. Sam lived i: 
place where there were a great die 
boys, and Jack loved dearly to be w 
them. There were many things 
play with, and everything was vi 
One day some of the b< 

said to Jack, 

Sam's." So Jack started with them, al 
though he knew he was not doing right 
but after he had gone some distance, 
his conscience troubled him so much 
that he could not bear it any lo 
He was disobeying his father, and he 
could not be nappy. He deterr 
he would leave the boys, run home 
and ask his father's permission, and 
then he could go with a light heart. 
But he was ashamed to tell all this to 
the boys, so he pretended he did not 
want lo go any farther, and said : ' ' O 
boys, I don't care to go down there; 
I'm going home." So he started back 
to ask his father's permission, This 
was given, and he went off merrily, al- 
most overtaking the boys in his haste 
to get there. 

>oor, simple-hearted African once 
Lo Mr. Moffat, the missionary, and 
told him, with a lugubrious face, that 
his dog had torn his copy of the Now 
Testament, and swallowed some leaves 
fit; and that he was grieved about it, 
for the dog was very valuable. 

ut,"said the missionary, "why do 
you grieve sot You can get an 
Testament, nod the leaves will not 

"Ah!" said the savage, "that's 
what I fear. He is a good hunter and 
d watch-dog and the New Testa 
is bo full of gentleness and lovt 
that T am afraid he will never be of 
.e again !" — WeU-stpring. 

re which I espe 

3 of attending that meeting, and 
which 1 have never doubted were 

well known to yon, that I will not 
attempt to give you a detail of them, 
id as I take no pleasure in recurring 
i this period of my life, I hope you 
ill be satisfied as to ray present views 
I Masonry, when 1 add, that I do not 
believe than any secret societies in this 
juntry are necessary or useful, but 
tat tin my opinion, Freemasonry is, 
ad has been, the most dangerous of 
any, and that in many cases it he 
the cause of great injustice an 
ing even in our courts of justici 

Freemasonry Forty Years Ap 

Strength of Masonry. 

Are the people aware of the vas 
power of the great amount of machin 
ery that can at any moment be brough 
lobear against them! if they are not, 
let them reflect that there are in thit 
country about eix hundred thousand 

ioh designing men 
have done; and all they 
i in utter darkness, whi 
te watched. We say. 

this is not a dangerous institution i 
should like to be informed where o 
exists. We have often heard ,the r 
mark, that " two hundred tbousai 
men, secretly organized, could gove 
the country. What shall we say 
six hundred thousand men secretly 
work! Is there no danger! Not 
day passes but we are told it is not 
the power of any one man or body of 
men to put down Masonry. Is thisnot 
evidence sufficient to convince the most 
unbelieving that Masonry'is dangerous 1 
Whatl an institution in our very midst, 
that it is the boast of its members can- 
not be put down I If this is true, it is 
also true that if they are not putdown, 
they will putdown all that dare oppose 
them; for let it be understood that tak- 
ing away their charter rights, and de- 
stroying their corporate bodies, does nc 
good. They are a law unto themselves, 
and are hydra-headed, as they contend 
so that if one branch is removed other 
will sprout. This of itself, should b. 

were unknown. — A Seceding J/itsim 
in (/te Boston TelegrapL 

Jmlje Swan's Opinion of Masonry. 

great caution and reserve; but judgii 
from the manner of the communicatio 
the writer has, doubtless, facts insto 
which the public ought to have po 
ession of. It seems that the writer b 
came so well convinced of the corruc 
ing influence of Masonry in the cour 
of justice and otherwise, that ho aba: 
doned the institution more than U 
years ago, and before the excitemei 
the murder of Morgt 

-ely kuo* 
n mend at 

a this st 

iplicit confidence. 
has long and violently suffered i 
the injuries inflicted on him by Frt 
sonry; and having by his known i 
rity sustained himself in public es 
mation we hope he will now speak 
to the confusion of his M-isonic j 
cuton.—ffartford Inteliiyencer. 

lry have undergone t 
change for the last ten years, 
that time I have renounced 
claimed all connection with th 
tion. I have never been ft 
Masonry than to the third de, 
all the knowledge I have of it 
ries, was obtained before I wat 
of age, and so early was I coi 
the impropriety of fostering a 

i this 

ntry t 

joined a lodgt 

always lived from childhood, ex- 
for a period of about two years, 

Since 1 was 22 years of age, I have 
sver visited a lodge, to my recollection, 
tcept when urged to do bo by some of 
i members. The last time I entered 
lodge-room is more than ten years 
;o, and a special messenger was then 
nt to procure my attendance after I 

i declined I 



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Addrois totters thus: *!■>" 

The oath of the Knights of the 
WhiteCauielia,a Ku-Klux organization, 
is given helow. It is found on page 
276, vol. iv., Louisiana Contested Elec- 
tions, a report of a Congressional Com- 

I New Orlei 

May, 18 (ft). 

'•You solemnly swear in the pres- 
ence of these wiine:-S"s thai henceforth 
you will maintain and defend the su- 
periority of the white race upon this 
continent, and at all times observe a 
marked difference between the white 
and negro or African race; that you 
will do all in your power to prevent 
the political affairs of this country, 


..tlier UliVrr 

pies who may be a candidate at any 
election for any office of honor, profit, 
i prevented by 

; that i 

i will 

<j the orders oftlioseioho 
utes have a right to give orders; that 
you will at all times and in all places 
respond, if at the peril of your life, to 
a sign of distress or cry of alarm coin- 
ing from any fellow-member of this or- 
der, and that you will defend and pro- 
tect them, and will do all in your pow- 
mgh life; thai you 

or its sig] 

WMfJ, il~ - 

BOf t 

ish those grand pninipl' 

this order. You fur- 

pledge your . 

The old argum 
ieiy. tl 


. Mat 


pointed by Andy Johnson collector of 
ternal revenue in New Orleans, made 
c MIowing exhibition of himself: 
. "In addition to the B e clubs, there 
as an organization known as the 
nights of the White Camelia? You 
ere a member, I suppose? — A. Yes, 

Q, "You of course went through 
e initiation, and took the oath, or 
ade the promise? — A. I took the ob- 

obligations as a Mason are higher than 

your obligations as a citizen under oath ? 

A. I do not know; but these were 

p means I had to find out that there 

An Answer to the Inquiry. ''Ought 

Q. 'Itv 

the form of an oath. 

it?— A. Ideel 

-A. I 

Linn- about that. 

Q. ' ■ Well, we have had oth 
iers here, and they have all a 
o the questions put to them 
hould not. I think that case was de- 
cided in Pennsylvania on the subject of 
Masonry. There is nothing in the or- 
ijution that conflicts with my duties 
citizen and a good citizen of the 
United Stales. 

Q. "This was it political organization. 

ie member has testified clearly that 

is was the purpose ! — A. I do not re- 

rd it as such. I did not regard it as 

mlilii al i>rg'iiiiza!i"ii pare and simple. 

It has a political bearing, but it is 

gotten up as a distinct political 


Q, Nevertheless, as it is a semi- 
political organization, there is no doubt 
the propriety of questions concerning 

At any rate the coj 
:sed upon this nin.^tiou 
jw tbat I shall desire 
nv questions, but thi 
ind to maintain its authority. — A, 
Well, 1 would not violate any obliga- 

No apology is required for reqnest- 
g the attention of Christians to this 
.eject. The organization which calls 
ielf the Indedendent order of Good 
Templars, in many parts of our country 
pread with great rapidity; num- 
bers of the ministers and members of 
r churches have identified themselves 
th it; time, influence and support are 
thdrawn from other objects and de- 
ted to the order; its meetings and 
rvicea often take the precedence of 
osc previously arranged for by the 
church; and for its origin and mission 
claims an importance and a rank sec- 
ad to no other organization in the 
orld. On these accounts it demanded 

ask you 

' Do yo 

aider the obli- 
gation here to be more binding on you 
any promise, or oath, or obiiga- 
ou have taken in that order?— A. 
No, air, I do not. I am a member of 
the Masonic fraternity, and if you chose 
anything about that, I would 

'Do you compare this organiza- 
Masonryf — A. It is a secret or- 

Do you think any man has the 

refuse to answer questions as 

irganization? — A. I do, unless 


of c 

Q. "But who is to be the judge of 
the purpose of the organization !- 
Well, the witness is to a certain e: 
t>. judge what Would be the vinl.-itl 
ai> honorable obligation. 

Q. "But how are we to decide 


lot)— A. It 
icted with a 

friends iinoug pirates and similar ch< 

report. On page 256, Edward Har- 
king, a police officer of New Orleans, 
testifies tbat be was taken prisoner by 
the Innocent's Club, a bund of murder- 
era, composed principally of Sicilians. 
He says: "They look me up through 
St. Anthony's alley to the Orleans 
ball-room, the headquarters of the In- 
nocent's Club, and there I found some 
Masonic friends. Those who captured 
to go with 

. ai ■! 1 

j Bel 


they were talking 1 escaped and 
back to the station, and when I got 
there i lound they had Captain Bradly 

'• y. After they had carried you up 
to the Orleans ball room, did they 

v effort 

, Mat 


ie v..ry frien-Jiv, and lolnl ui\ |.»ck- 
witli cigars. They wnnt-d to de 
me and not let me go. but I gol 
ami-body else and man- 
aged to escape. " 

John R. Williams, of Rapids parish, 
examined by Mr. Stevenson, testified: 
Q. "Do you know the Knights of the 
White Camelia?— A. Some little— 
slightly. I went into one of theii 
meetings by mistake, thinking I was 
going into a Masonic Ipdge. 

Q. "Then did Ihey make you i 
member* — A. Yes, air; they sent m< 

iminal charge to compel him I 

Q. " I do not see any difference 
twet-n criminal and civil inquiries, 
in you point out the distinction ( — A, 
, yes, sir; I think the distinction it 
ry patent. I believe it has been 
needed tbat il a man has taken 
.ligation that does not conflict with 
e public interest, that he will be 
shielded when questioned about it. 

"You decline to answer the 
question, then, whether you took an 
oath? — A, No; I say I took an obliga- 

Q. "And I ask was 

o! .in "alb f- 

Ido t 

ie, and mean thereby all ihat the 
est identity of interest and affec- 
cm suggt'et, or the finest express- 
s of hope and charity convey." 
Well, then, observe, Second, of what 




■ „h.dl I 


,ave the mistakes rectified, and shall 
cry gladly renounce them. 

Let it, however, be distinctly and 
learly understood at the outset, and 
emembered throughout, that our in- 
quiry ha? nothing whatever to do with 
the principles of total abstinence. We 
order as entirely distinct 
from these. Teetotalism is not by any 
)d Templarism. It is true, 
astinence pledge is a part of 
in obligation'' which all the 
f this order are required to 
take, and the advancement of the tern 
the professed obj'-a 
waa. we believe, by 
this profession, together with therelig- 
■d, that many 
good men and women were induced to 
ally themselves with it. But the 
ed objects of a society, and the 
Ltution and workings of a society, 
■:\ different things. Wi- may en- 
tirely approve the one, and entirely 
disapprove of the other. Total absti- 

ce garb 

and religious elements from others, but 
it is to be remembered that lotlg- 

of one whole: air the members 

ghout the world are brethren. It 

th the composition of the order 

we, therefore, to do. What are 

the qualification" for membership 1 

ere, indeed, the " Manual" and the 

Constitution," both bearing the seal 

of the order differ from each other. 

The former, (p. 10) states that, while 

Joors of a church are closed to him 

him, and all who desire to lead the 

of total al'sl'iiMice; and henc- aim 

s who can subscribe to the total 

iH-nce pledge." But the " Consti- 

m" says (p. 4): — ■' No person can 

Jmitted to membership in this or- 

jnleoS he believes in ihe exist* nce 

of Almighty God as the RulerandOov- 

of all things, and is willing to 

>ur pledge lor life: under this rule 

we welcome all classes lo our order." 

uw, suppose we lake ths latter law 

the practice, and allow that the or- 

;r, like the church, has a religious 

eed or faith, which c- a "bar" against 

the atheist, however teetotal he may 

in his desires or habits, what a re- 

0U8 fraternity there is then! Deiata 

all grades and of all characters; 

e.ienboro .,ni, Uui'.aiinus, and Uui- 

-s-ahsU;; Sal.l-iaili-liri-alters, swearers, 





inquiry is, l 
lite modes of operation of t 

i the form 
e there 

Q. -'Did you take it in the form of 
an oath? — A. I agreed not to disclose 
the secrets of the order." 

Another witness, William A. Wilder 
of St. Helena parish, does not knoii 
Whether his obligations as a Mason an 
higher than the obligations of a citizei 
under oath. Hear him: 

Q. -'Didyou personally know any 
thing about the Ku-Klux fellows?— A 
No; nothing but hearsay. 

Q. " Did you ever make any per 
" nquiry with a view to satisfying 

rhat they were, and 

d to dot— A. 1 satisfied myself 

re such people. 

l£. '* How did you reach that point i 

— A. I do not want to tell you, because 

1 have other obligations which I musl 

Q. " You do not mean to say that 
you were one one of them? — A. No, 
sir; but I wish to tell you that I learn 
ed it as a Mason, 

The Christian, joining this order, 
enterB into a forbidden fraternal fellow- 
ship with unbelievers. If words have 
any meaning, he enters into that union 
prohibited by the Apostle, 2 Cor. 6: 14: 
— " Be not unequally yoked togeth'ei 
with unbelievers: for what fellowship 
hath righteousness with unright 
eousness 1 and what communion 
hath light with darkness) and 
what concord hath Christ with Belial? 
or what part hath he that betievi 

nth i 


r?" Tb 

efer to thin very thing is evide 
onaidering — First, The nrotherhood 
md fellowship of (tot.u Templars. 
a not a union such as men of diffei 
ireeds and characters sometimes ei 
oto for the furtherance of an objec 
tfhich they are all agreed. It i 

onditioni of ndmissioi 
lalistic tendencies of tl 

- highest 
lie lodge; 


sued from the well known publishing- 
house of Lee & Shepard, Boston. I 
bave not seen the book; hut the follow- 
ng, from an extended notice in the 
Watchman and Jtejlector, 1 think 
worthy of record in tne Cynosure: 

It was during Dr. Oolver's ministry 
it Fort Covinglou, N. Y., that he re- 
nounced Masonry. It is thus told by 
the biographer: ' 'He had been led lo 
e that in becoming a Royal Arch 


rder; and to all these a Chri 
'emplar musl be a brother ' ' in all that 
the closest identity of interest and af- 
tion can suggest, or the finest ex- 
sslons of hope and charity (love) can 
tvey." With such he " meets 
mnd their common altar;" joins with 
them, as brethren, in "solemn rites" 
and "sacred services, and devotions, lie 
observed, which, so far as Ihey are 
made known to those outside, are pure- 
ly Deislical or worse, and joining in 
which the Christian must part com- 
pany with his Intercessor and Redeem- 
er. In the •' Book of Odea," which if 
uaed in their -'solemn services," the 

out, and the Doxology which we usu- 

that, altered thus: — 

"Praise God from whom all blessngs 


, for friends, lor joy. lor h 

mihing to complain of in all tint 
i in harmony with its principles and 
vhat those joining it have a right to 
lect, if not demand. But ought it 
ie a question for a single hour witfc 

supposed to have the closest brotherly 
religious fellowship with each other. 
This fra'ernity pervad'S all the litera- 
ture of the order. Words are found 

insufficient to convey the brotherly af- 
fection which is to be cultivated, and 

.antly i 

ing with such phrases as " the perpet- 
ual friendship," "the oneness of the 
order," "true and lasting brotherhood." 
In "Good Templarism Defined," and 
sent to ns from Ihe head office, pp. 17, 
IB, we read:— 'If tbe words of our 
Rilusl and the teachings of this ser- 
vice mean anything at all. we must ac- 
cept this brotherhood in its highest 


religion of Christ gives liberty I 
come part of such a brotherhood, 

vices? Are not the whole ten 
God's Word, the entire teachings of 
the Christian church, and all the 
stincts of the new life, in direct op 
sition to brotherhood and fellowship 
with those who avowedly reject Christ, 
and make no pr^teuce of being undei 
Ihe sanctifying influence of His grace! 
What though these unconverted mer. 

tions of total abstinence and Ihe exiB 
tence of an Almighty God, does thai 
m<dke them Christians and 
them our brethren? We I 

many a promiring character blighted, 
and not a few terrible shipw 
faith and a good conscience, 1 
unkoly alliances as this. We 
see Hie incipient stages of the a 

out from among them and be ye 
rale, Baith the Lord." Intercourse 
wilh the ungodly, wnUe in this world, 
we must have; efforts for Lhe conver- 
sion of men we are to employ; but fel- 
lowship, concord and communion with 
them as forbidden by Him who has ''set 
us apart for Himaelf, that we should 
show forth His praise. 

, .sy„ ,i./.., 

. Smith, of the 
tely bet 

secrets, 'murde 

r and treason no 


ed.' Such an 

oath, he had t 


hie conscience 

troubled aire 

dy by 

those obligati 

jns of a aimil 

r kind 

which he hac 

incurred, would never 

permit him to 

ake. So much 


had he been in 

luenced by the 

e ecru< 

pies that for 

a considerable 

me he 

had absented himself from met 

tinjs of 

the lodge, and 

was already 


plating entire 

withdrawal. It 

was not 

permitted him 

however, to prosecuti- 

this purpose in 

ve manner p 


by himself. Being pressed to 

ir. i.ei'il 

in regular form 

to the nextdeg 

ee. and 

etinj; of the lodge having been 

called with a view to afford him the 

opportunity of bo doing, he was urged 

attend, prepared for tbe expected 

ceremony of initiation. He expressed 

tain intimate friends in the order 


ml his purpose was nearly formed to 
roceed no further in Masonry. They 
ideavored to remove hia scruples, and 
deed went so far as to give him the 
ipression, if not the positive assur- 
ice, that the clause which constituted 
bis chief difficulty was not in the oath, 
s to have been their hope that, 
the place of meeting, surround- 
ed by the accustomed paraphernalia, 
d faced by authoritative mandates on 
the part of his Masonic superiors, he 
would yield and take the oath. They 
hould bave known their man better. 
The idea of intimidating Nathaniel 
Colver was an extraordinary thing to 

much urgency he consented to attend 

the meeting of the lodge, and upon 

; appointed evening appeared there, 

:ordingly. He was token to the 

i in prepare! for the initiation, in the 

jtomary way. Th licinl persons 

whom the direction of the occasion 
belonged were present/.wilb their usu- 
al preparations. One with a naked 
hia hand stood at the door, 
jeded until that pari 
if the oath was reached which con- 
tained the words, 'murder and treason 

:annot take that oath,' said Mr. 

'ou must take it,' replied the 
chief official. 

Mr. Colver drew himself up, witb 



s firmest and 
way answered, * Gentlemen, 1 shall 
never lake that oath I' 

" -You cannot leave this room alive 
unless you do,' was the reply. 

■«Thie was too much. Those offic 
ating in this scene were mostly hi 
personal friends of long standing; me 
holding high positions i 
of them a judge. lt„w 
a step likely even to alienate thera,anc 
if it had been possible to yield th< 
point now at stake, their personal influ- 

ver's manhood. In a few 
words he set before them 
mily of the. wrong they w 
and the outrage of attempt 

a«ainBi which his whole mt 

walked ftriigbt past the dr 

1 went his way. Thi 

pion of those views which hold all se- 

, dangerous politically, and to he 

ovinteiiain-f-d by every good citizen, 

ve all by every Christian. His'Re- 

iciation' appeared soon after." 

am reminded in this connection, 

in epiaode inDr. Colycr'a life which 

I not have lound a place in the 

published memoir. For several yenra 

r he renounced Masonry, the Dr. 

■ ■'instantly annoyed hy nt'ernpls, on 

part of certain ministerial brethren. 

'jack-Mason" proclivities, to check 

hia growing popularity and influence, 

especially within the bonds of the- as 

iation with which be was then con- 

:led. These envious spirits not only 

opposed him in debate, bul called in 

atioo the purity of his motives and 

morality of his private life. At 

■ of the meetings of this association 

the close of a discussion in which 

ne of his opponents had indulged 

tty freely in personalities, the Dr. 

suddenly sprang to his feet, his black 

■yi -i sparkling with mischief, and ad- 

Iressed the chairman: " Mr. Modera- 

rord. lam aware that the lime al- 


But I beg only for a moment." No ob 
jeclion being made, the speaker con- 
i: "When I renounced Munonr j , 
the devil sent all his big dogs after me, 
nirlin^;, and growling, and making n 
rrible fuss, till they found it was ol 



But the paltry little 
lead of profiting by the 
>f their leaders, keep yelp- 
ing around yet!" 

may be thought of Ibis 
method of honoring the precept, "ati- 
fool according to his folly," one 
thing is certain; it succeeded in aecur- 
ing decorum on the part of the "whif- 
fets" aforesaid during the remaioderof 
the seasion. 

By the way, I am curious to know 
hetber the author of the memoir, af- 
r apparently indorsing Dr. Oolver's 
;raion of tbe Royal Arch oath, will 
ill persist in^deprecaling any action 
nding to ihe exclusion from Chris- 
»n churches of lliose members who 
ke, administer, and defend, such 
:aven -insulting obligations. 
Timber Creek. Iowa, Sept. 10. 

Servants nT Clirisl, Stand Forth 1 

Dear Editor:— If the following wi 
be of value to ' ' the cause" please let i 
inga of your "Guidin 
Star," far 

i the c 

intry. at 

voted i 
solid ti 

course for every honest man to 
Eyery minister who knows of 
the evils of secret societies, as Freema- 
>nry and Otld-fellowship, is in duty 
bound, as much a*s John was to reprove 
Herod, to declare in unmistakable lan- 
guage in the 'open field " 

it a blei 


Freemasonry ever been proven to 
malicious, arbitrary , tind Christ-ri 
ing institution? There can only " 

1 thai 


lightest modification or qualification, 
rbichis, YesljYual I Otherwise all 
itiman testimony goes for naught. The 
[tiestion being answered, every holy 
nan's duty, and that of every church 
1 made plain. If ilia, as Finney eayn, 
■a virtual conspiracy against both 
hurch and stale," who are guiltless 
hat refuse " to lift up their voice like 
, trump" agaiusl it? But now for the 

"Dear Bro.~ Now, as to M 
I abhor it. Though I think mi 
drawn into it blindfold, and when 
they do not kniv 




openly together wilh Odd-fellowship by 

appeal, bul I have concluded that once 
the Temple of Masonry 'here is 


■ that any will 

lOther Morgan affair should oc- 
cur. So my efforts now are directed 
more to a quiet effort to prevent men 
from joining. [Has the light become 
darkness! or, ia a belter way to let 
Satan and wicked men— policy men, 

their own may to devour and destroy?] 
But t admire the heroism of men who 
dare to openly expose it. And the 
light is increasing. If [ can lay my 
hands on a paper I once wrote lo pre- 
>nl T. W. (1. from joining Lhe Masons 
would give you some points . . 
Notwithstanding all, and nil that 

B has suffered troni them in 

inference, he went over to them. I 
have a large number of my congrega- 
f In' are Masons. I have no doubt 
rill follow your light in opposing 
the "mystery of iniquity." And I do 
ie but ihaL you maintain a good 
spirit in the tight. 'So mote it bo.' 
ours fraternally in the Lord." 

To his own master every man stand- 
h or fallelh. But if Pre -masonry is 
lhe '■ Mystery of iniquity," mo known 
and understood, and thai iniquity is 
iging churches, ours, (the M. E. 
rc.h) in particular, can those who 
w this and are reticent, allowing 
■ist to be "wounded in lhe house of 
friends," he thought worthy in the 
when "he makelh up his jewels?" 
umniaUk il>le language, Are they 
the friends of Jesus? If I knew there 
as a person in my family received as 
friend, but ascertained to be one of 
ie mystery of iniquity, and of course 
corrupting and intending lo ruin my 
children and their mother, what kind of 
A father nnil hin-band could I he con- 
sidered, should I eay, Well, let the de- 
mon remain; let the mystery of iniq- 
uity work, I will direct myself to a qui- 
et effort lo prevent others from getting 
in! Answer who will. Tbe Lord 
hasten the time when skulking Israel 
shall come forth from tbe mountain 
out of hia biding plat 


l'lltsfurd, N. Y., Sep. 

not joum; pay it! You do nol know 
when you will ever see another dollar? 
Perhaps you never ought to see an- 
other till you learn what money is 
made for, and cease lo hoard it up. 



that is clear, if you owe it for an honest 
debt, and do not actually need it for 
yourself. Paw it along, pay your 
debts, and trust in God to bring it 

i in his 


bta. A few 
Used in a community will pay 
all the debts, and leave everybody clear, 
and with as much money as they had 
at the beginning; afew dollars hoarded 
makeB everybody trouble, and does no 
one any good. — Ex. 

The Lord C hancellcr of England, 
formerly known as Sir Roundel! Palm- 
er, has given the following opinion:- — 
'-The Li w which uph. Ms lhe institution 
of'the Ssbl alb, being a law of Chris- 
tianity, does more to educate and 
maintain a sound moral sense in a Cbris- 

: l- ilni 

9 and 

which c 

,! j ire multiplying, and receive the 
, fficial a.ncl'iun ol corporations 
and municipal governments. Sunday 
excursions to Long Branch are among 
the ouatomary llnugs ol the summer. 
A band, wo understand plays in Fair- 
mount P^rk, Philadelphia, tvery Sab- 
bath, and ctowds go lo be amused, as 

NOW is the best time lo push for s 

criplwn* nm>U!4 your neighbors. 


The Christian Cynosure. 

Chicago, Tuesday, Sept. JJO, 

State of Indiana. Wesilleld.Hauiiitor. 
Oo., Oct. 21)th. 

State of Wisconsin, Ripon, Oct.22d, 

Annua! mee ting of the N. E. Penn- 
sylvania Association, Oily Hall, Carbon 
dale Pa., Oct. 15th and ltith. 

Lagrange county, In I., Lagrange, 

le in his latter of two weeks ago, t 
effect that the individual called t 

;iale in his Head was ,in O.ld-felloi 
a high Mason. He was mining,., 

: Vol.11., 

Our national political conventi 
makes progress, slowly but sure! 
The last 5b from R?v. L. N. Stratti 
Syracuse, who says: " I think we shall 
gel iij> a stale meeting here this aula 
If you and others think that a Natii 
Political meeling should he held, and a 
party launched, 

these at the f 

ie( That mc 

; could get it i 
r New York." 

sitter the eubje- 

from Rev. J. C. K, Milligau of N". 
York city says; " We had a meeting f 
Anti-masonic friends. It was heartily 
agreed to make arrangements, if pos- 
sible, for a course of lectures here, in- 


[ full c 

Brooklyn, Harlem and Jersey City." 
Perhaps these lectures should be had 
before larger meetings there. 

Our lecturers still speak of two or 
three hour speeches as though that were 
a feat Ordinarily such aBpe.-ch cripples 
tne speaker and confuses hearers. Once 
in four years such a speech may be 
made on the stump. But in ordinary 
preaching or lecture service, it is a 
mere diarrhoea of words. A few 
points, clearly stated 

> forgo 

id illustrated. 
m, leaving the 
: — followed by 

hearers wishing for 

olear, forcible, 
to the vital necessity of every oue 'dik- 
ing the paper, and contributing to the 
cause — this is ihe lecturing needed. 

To-morrow will be •' Black Friday" 
in Philadelphia. The largest Masonic 
temple in the world is to be dedicated 
on that day, preceded and followed by 
a series of Belsbazzar banquets ''with 
religious, solemn rites and ceremonies 
paid to no god but "the god of this 
world," in whom his votaries of all na- 
tions agree. Just so truly as such 
things destroyed the Hebrew nation, so 
truly will they destroy us. 

Harpers' Weekly, sold in all the cars 
and read by the million, wot nine a re- 
spectful notice of the Philadelphia con- 
ference in the First Reformed Presbyte- 
rian church, of the ' 'remarks" found 
on the first page of this paper, and of 
the prospective lectures against the 
lodoe this winter. 

The Universalis^ ' 

Washington, D. C, I 

Resolved, That, as 

loyalty to ou 
by worldly s 1 

and faithful de- 
ever diminished 
Dsil'.on, and that 
.selfish devotion 

application of the fundamental ideas of 
our religion— the Fatherhoudof God 
and the brotherhood of man. 

The Masonic Advocate for August 
says: "The theology of Masonry was 
established long before the advent of 
Christ upon the earth, and is bated 
suldy upon the fatherhood of God 
and the brotherhood of man. This is 

Thus these two creeds 

i Call- 

fornia under the name ol -'The Order 
the Crescent." The moon-shadow 
of Know-nothiiigisra divided the aboli- 
tionists and slaved off the issue of 
slavery or liberty for one or two presi- 
dential elections. Like the cholera and 
other epidemics, it lives in its embers, 
and returns at intervals to plague man- 
kind. This "Order of the Crescent" is 
a politico religious secret conspiracy 
agaiost the secret conspiracy of Jesuits 
and priests, to keep lh< m out of office. 

Id the end it will help them; as Gooi 
Templarism, and all secret conspiracie 
against vice, not appealing to conscience 
but to fear, will help vice in the end 
We know who said, " In secret have 
said nothing;" and He will yef'hav 
dominion from sea to sea and from th- 
river to the ends of the earth." Th 
Chicago Tribune closes an editorial 01 
this order with the following forcible 
and just remarks: — 

"There is little probability, howei 
er, that the Order of the Crescent wi 
last any considerable length of tiini 
The history of organizations of thi 

bad I 

y'der range of t 


Order of the Crescent. There 
be no more dangerous and injurious 
fluences at work under a Republican 
form of government than secret polit- 
ical organizations, especially when then 
effect in to stir up religious animosi- 

Tue Fahmbrb. — We have received 
i lie I '"Mowing pertinent and seneib 
suggestions from the Rev. B. T. Rol 
erts of the Free Methodist church : — 
Rochester, N.Y.,Aug. 13th, 1873. 

Dear Brother Blancliard:— It seen 
to me we ought to make commc 
cause with the farmers. The gric 
ancrs which they Buffer 


co nib i 

the bottom of thest 
should show then 
form opei 

should i'1'umpion the farmer's i 

We fully accord with these viei 
Mr. Roberts. The Cynosure has often 
urged the open club, and has published 
forms for organization. — 

ward Beecubk on Eternal Pun- 
ikt. — Having written columns o: 
multifarious learning in his brother'* 
aer, he thus declares what he wish- 

We aim to open the way for a 

e understanding of the opinions of 

ihe fathers as to the meaning of the 

words of Christ at the judgment, and 

>w that they did not feel them- 

i bound by them to the belief of 

the eternity of future punishments. 

loss not prove that they are not 
it. There may be evidence from 
other sources that they are bo. But, 
by the words of Chrisi in the judgment, 
irly fathers did not feel themselves 
bound to any particular view, and, ac- 
cordingly, thought nod reasoned freely 
" " e whole subject." 

we have bad friendly relations 

with this brother (who in ISoOmade a 

t concerning Freemasonry to hie 

State Association in Ottawn, 111., con- 

ng these words: "By it [the lodge] 

Christ is dethroned and Satan eialted ;" 

liah words he has suffered since) 

ish to appeal to him, whether the 

above on such a subject is either hon- 

t or right. If there is a heaven and 

I), men are going to one or the other, 

cl want their iileas cleared concern- 

l it, not confused. 

We submit the following: — Christ's 
words in Matthew were meant for the 
honest "common people." We can un- 
derstand a simple Greek Testament now 
•ell as" the fathers." If human speech 
utter the idea of endless punishment, 
Christ's words do so. If heaven hi 
eternal, then, plainly, hell. i&. Christ- 
ianity in the day of " the fathers" was 
en more wretched, and society more 
■etched than it is now. 
Dr. Edward Beecher must very soon 
re account to God for "idle words" in 
i acres of patristic lore, to teach 
;n, on their way to eternity, what 
the fathers did not feel bound by 
ist's words to believe; without 
hing them what they did believe 
on this awful subject 

[|,^ |,ft 1, 

the bar of Christ, 

-le indictment 
with your learning and sent us here. 

knew how to be explicit, but you 
wished to cover your brother's position, 
and justify it, which was to have no 
ular belief himself, nor let others. 
You unsettled ourmnvktionf., and here 


,n alumnus of Yale College, speak- 
of the election of Wm. M. Everts, 
for whom he voted, &s trustee, remark- 
ed that Everts was a member of " The 
Skull and Bones," and well knew from 
experience the nature of the college 
societies which be recommended 

the t 

of thoi 

o suppress. 

" I asked, ''belong to any 

.iesin Yalel" 

replied; "but i have wit- 
nessed their initiations." "The col- 
Seniors were invited to witness 
from a gallery, the initiations of the 

He said the " Skull and Bones" was 

med from the circumstance that a 

delegation, armed with a literal human 

b bones knocked and rat- 
against the doors of their 
idnigbt, which 

which h. 


waa their time of n 

different modes of 
had witnessed. The candidates were 
gathered after night, by members dress- 
ed in a grotesque costume, furnished 
by a New Haven Jew who dealt in such 
things; and if on the way to the hall, 
which commonly led by the college 
restaurant, the candidate treated his 
conductor to an excellent supper, it 
lightened the savage ness of his initiation. 

put throng B without mercy. 

I told him that a friend of mine, the 
son of a wealthy banker in Indiana, 
was not tossed in the blanket, or <hH- 



light e 

these societies are procured, 
wealthy are let off for money 
the poor furnish at one' 
and money by the man degrading ini- 
tiation which the wealthy pay to get 

The candidates he said, were brought 
in blindfolded, and put in a sort of man- 
cage at the end of the hall ; from which 
when the orgies began, they were tak- 
en by operators who ran them at break- 
neck speed the length of the hall; 
where the blinded and befooled wi 
was put into a simple dry goods 
padlocked dowD close, and then, with 
rope and tackle, jerked suddenly to 
top of the hall, which was in this c 
some twenty or more feet. Sudd' 
the bottom of the box was jerked 
and the candidate came down sprawling 
upon a large fail-cloth blanket, ri| 
v. i th poVs a. the edjes, in the h; 
of a dozen or twenty stout and [ 
ticed fellows, who tossed him nearly 
back to the box he came from, till 
wire satisfied, and the master of 
monies says, ''That'll do," 

Another inlere'ti'ig fen- runny 

let fall and strikin 

nd these, on the word of a g-nt'e- 

lies of Yale College, which have 
Tmined. eaten outand squehhed ihe 
societies, Linonia and Brothers in 

College Springs, Page Co., Iowa, 
Sept 16, 1873. 

Since my last I have lectured once 
at a schoolhouse in Highland township ; 
once in the Baptist church in Agency 
City, both in Wappello county ; once in 
the Congregational church and twice 
in the United Presbyterian church in 
this place. 

At Highland there was a full house 
and interested and respectful attention, 
with the exceplion of a few slight man- 
ifestations of rowdyish sympathy with 
secretism. One gentleman Odd-fellow 
exemplified the ennobling and refining 
influences of that honorable handmaid 
ol benevolence and religion by going out. 
during the lecture with a stamp and a 
slam, and with the company of a few 
thoughtless boys parading round the 

(ing a i 

like a doi 

It-lone Hi 

(he wall of the room; head, shoulders, 
arms, body, legs and feet, and then by 
joints in the same bending his head 
and feet as uear together as practicabh 
and whirling him round and round ai 


heels, till 

liug. Another 

leed, the length of the hall, 

i< ks of lumber about two inches squnre 

hich bad the effect of jolting and 

rowing him around :o a= to r.-'inire 

his strength to hold on. If in al 
any of these delightful college per 
formances the candidate does not wine 
r beg '-'ff Imt goes through with th' 
:ocistm of an Indian, or utters witty 
jmarks, he is a brave fellow; but 
) the wreteh 

sensibility makes bin 

"But," sai 
o go at the 

11, " 

uppose on« 
ne of one 

of tht:.e 

U'-rary j-'cu 
o the Oamn 

s Nn 

"If he says, 'I go 


But if he sin 
cam! on bin 

ply t 

■plied, "be 
efuses they 

rt of paddl 

s let off 
a like a 

''And i« 
'that citizen 

t possible," I co 
of New Haveu a 


f this system o: 
sm, night fencing 

and oenen 



■'Many of them have witnessed 

s u initiation^. Dr. Bacon has wit- 

"And yet," I replied, ''Dr. Bacon, 
i letter to the Boston Vontifitjnl'on- 

\y which published the fact that a stu- 
had the bones of his fore-arm 
broken while being initiated and was 
home in a carriage, with an af- 
fected lordly contempt, and spoke of 
cret clan, the "Delta Gamma,' I 
think, as a harmless debating club." 
lie object and end of tins training, 
e-[)liy.tiill""nry ate! mid'ii: hi -:porl 
i human souls and bones, is, to ex- 
money to ruu the concern; to han- 
subjugate, tame and intimidate 
lan beings, made in the image of 
, to hold infill revels and it-. mis; 

nd t 



of this devil's ba'derdash. 
honor is appealed to and oaths and 
obligations administered) to generate 
in many an infidel heart-loathing of 
ihe solemn ceremonies of religion; and 
:onfound the ideas of morality and re- 
igion in all. 

One thing particularly struck me. 
i'he candidate while lashed tight to 
uis stocks, in a horizontal position, had 
the hod-wink removed from his eyes, 
permitting him to see, by dim and aw- 
ful gas light, a huge glittering sword, 
looking like steel, 

uded i 

uidst of some awful threatening words 

barking oct isioiial- 
ly at the open window. One Iady(?) 
when presented with a tract declined 
accepting it saying, spitefully, "I would 
not read the stuff," But the audiem 
generally seemed to receive the truth 
gladly, and contributed liberally 
ward the expenses of the lecturer; a 
only tiie Masons, who having said 
fore his' coming that they would 
lingly help pay for the lecture because 
th's agitation wis making Masons f.istei 
than they could possibly do it themselves 
These had whispered it around, as i 
afterward came out, that the lecturei 
premised from Chicago had failed !< 
and Bro. Harrel had picked ui 

under the name of Odd fellowship or 
grangeism; nor an oath when it is 
named a pledge or a promise. They 

honor in the presence of almighty God 
is to impose an oath, nor that making 
the candidate give this pledge standing 
upou a coffin and to enforce fidelity to 
that pledge of honor by pointing him 
to a human skeleton, is equivalent to 
a threatning of death as the penality 
of violation. Nor can they see that 
the imprecation of disgrace, of beine 
called a hypocrite and liar and forever 
disgraced among those who were 
once brotbers and sis 
that differs only in dt 

, from imprecating the death pen- 

i of t 

) Anti 




and was palming him off upou them 
as the editor of the Cynosure, 
course their self-respect would 
mit them the luxury of 
llnir Masonic L'l'nen^ity by paying a 
they promised. By this ruse they alsi 
kept some others from paying as the; 
would otherwise have done, 

At Agency City the eongre^atiit 

wfis respectable and respectful, but no 

crowded. Masons and Odd-fellows wer 

as well represented as the other classes 

butl were silent. A few books wer 

sold, but no collection taken up. Titer. 

number of decided Anti-mason 

, among them the worthy pastor 

of the Free Will Baptist church by 

aom we were hospitably entertained. 

le most of his members are anti secret 

.t, they have taken no public acLior 

d have been mostly silent and the 

lodges have profited by this inaction, 

The result is flourishing lodges ant 

languishing churches. 

At Clarinda, the county seat of thi: 
ainty, through which I had to pass 
merchant of high < han-xter related u 
■ ■ tin' folio wine;: — "A wi.rhlii|ilul mai- 
r of a lodge in Washington county of 

id in a free conversation with a lead- 
ing Freemason held in my preBence 
d one Clarinda Mason: 'How is 
order getting along with you)' 
The Clarinda Mason replied, 'Very well 
indeed.' The Washington worshipful 
pressed much gratification; 'But,' said 
he, 'that cannot be said of our county, 
Vnti-masonic fanaticism has got 
i tremendous hold that we are 
well nigh ruined. It is hard work to 
;et on at all or even to keep from dis- 
auding entirely." 
That then is the way discussion and 
gut make Masons in Washington coun- 
?. It will work so anywhere if Anti- 
lasons are wise, and faithfully|exhibit 
he truth In the meekness of a consis- 
int Christian spirit and life. 

Our tl^ee lectures in Amity or Co!- 
;ge Springs, were listened to by full 
congregations. Books anil tracts were 
brisk demand, several copies of the 
yiwsitre were subscribed for, and fair 
llections were taken up. I found 
>re much intelligence on the subject, 
lere has been much discussion, min- 
cers have p _spoken out and ihe three 
principal churches have taken the po- 
of non-fellowship with persistent 
;nts to the principle of enforced 
and permament 'secrecy. An auxilia- 
ry of our National Association has ex- 
sere some three or four years, 
but had become dormant and needed 

t the 

alty- And s 
masons bar 
Odd-fellowship and Q ( the grange. 1 
am happy to add that the Congregation 
al church has stood firmly to its prin- 
ciples and withdrawn fellowship from 
eight of Its members on this ground. 
It was a hard trial to them; but if they 
are steadfast and consistent otherwise 
in their walk and in their spirit and in 
ihe excerise of discipline in other case 
es of equally disorderly Christian con- 
duct, I cannot doubt Christ will signal- 
ly sustain and bless them. Devoutly 
should we pray that they and all who 
Lake such advanced ground may look 
to themselves that they may by no in- 
consistency lose the things which they 
have wrought and occasion the strict- 
ness of discipline they have adopted to 

An anecdote related by Dea. R. E. 
Adams now of Amity, but formerly of 
Wheaton, and whom we found a home 
with while here, is worth repeating 
and shall close this communication. "I 
called," said he, at a first class manu- 
factory of farming implements, whose 
wares are widely known and esteemed 
among western ftrmers, and informed 
one of the partners that I wished to 

1 perhaps to per- 

reply i 

a granger I' I said, 

said he, 'I will take you through the 

establishment, I have been been bored 

wkh grangers until I have, detenu 
to spend no more lime with th 


— In the "Notes from 1. 
experience with post-maste 
to many troubled readers. 
ularity in mails is always the result of 
rarelessness.and so far as the Cgnt 
is concerned, we may speak for 
publishers that their p.*rt will be well 
done, aud the local officeB must have 
the discredit of delay or loss of the pa. 
per. We have in mind other cases 
like the one mentioned where the 
trouble ceased ou admonition of the 
offending party. 

Ullualorilip On 

In advancing to the highest d<'g: 
of Lin- subordinate grange the candid- 
again gives his pledge of honor to sec 
e_y ami fidelity as a patron, which h< 
confidentially told will not interfi 
with bis duty to God, country or si 

In the lectures which follow thi 
are but few points worthy of ment'x 
The lecturer enjoins to cultivate love 
ol the country and to make 
not ''of the person only, but also of 
the soul". He closes his definitioi 
this love of the country in this atn 
"to jinreeive this glorious temple all 
stinot with the presence of the divii 
and to feel amidst all this the hi 
swelling with an adoration and a li 
joy absolutely incapable of 
—this it is to love the country." To 
what kind of ecstatioand "holy" 
lion the soul may be raised by any thing 
connected with the grange is not easily 
seen, The Christian, filled with new 
life from Christ, may with sincere faith 
and holy joy look upon i 
to nature's God, bnt how 
I. a::hn gs produce this e 

a the orange 
>tiou of the 



— the first passage in the ritual worthy 
of serious thought, He speaks of the 
culture of children upon a farm in this 
wise: "we may tell them of the pleas- 
ures and independence of the farmer's 
life, but if their daily intercourse with 



JSUlt V 

. the d.-i 

.id; le 

the whole estali 
liah men t Jan d was greatly entertainec 

an 1 instructed, anil tinilly made sever 
al purchases ou even better terms thai 
those which the grange men boast o 
so loudly, and by which they beguil. 
many into the secrecy of the e;rAnge, 
Beware of the leaven of hypocraey. 

The Evangelical Alliance. 
The Chicago Branch 

of J. V 

Farwell in accordance with the notict 
published in the religious papers of the 
city last week. The folh 
Tribune report slightly re 
A meeting of the Chica 
the World's Christian Alii; 


sent the 

a Hon. J. 

t the i 

be held in New York b, 
the 2nd of October next an 
lasting ten days. . . . The ebsi 
s iaken by J. V. Farwell, and Gee 
.ward was appointed secretary. Tl 
*irro ui announced the object "f th 
eting, and ''ailed upon the menders 
appoint delegates to the general 
:etiug in New York. The following 
gentlemen were chosen as delegates: 
J. V. Farwell, Presbyterian. D. 
R. Holt, Presbyterian; B. F. Jacobs, 
Gen. C. H. Howard, Congre- 
gationalism Prof. C. A. Blanched, 
;regationalist; Hon. Philo Carpeu- 
Congregalionalist; Rev. W. A, 

Nichols. To insure representatives tin 

following alternate!) were cbossn: Hon 

ngton Lunt; Rev. K. .1, Goodspeed, 

D. D. ; Rev. Arthur Mitchell, D. D. : 

v. E. P. Goodwin, L>. D. ; Rev. J. 

Walker, L.L.D. It was resolved 

, to be filled by the delegation from 
ih representation of the local Alii- 
e as might he present. 

— "I am often met with the reply, 1 
1 a Christian brother lately, "when 

urging men to seek the salvation of theii 
Why, I am well satisfied with 
my present position.' 'And what may 


t Masoi 


thstunding almost every body in 
the place are 'as much opposed to Ma- 
ss anybody,' yet a sad number 

. is the testimony of Rev. J.J. 
New York conference, who 
he means under God of the 
of seven hundred souls, "and* 

says "but one Mason among Ihe num- 
r sought and found pardon." Another, 
io has been pastor for twenty years 

rtsa single Mason. So subtle and 
re is this wile of the devil, this blind 
ss of mind and heart. What ini-.Moii 

ling the fountain of u 

lind, they will soon lose all i 

fa- ni'tUoiis elx.-whert 


. bind , 


it li affection; teach them to love and 
at fear you: for love is power." 
Te will not withhold due praise for 
ich advice, which apart from the cir- 

hi.h i 


heeding. But thii 

the remarks which follow, 

the master, assuming the ph 

said of 

an alone, 
ill done 

addresses the candidate, "w< 
good and faithful servants." 
says "Have faith," and expla 
as the child trusts ihe parent, 
husbandman hai faith in the great provid- 
er;" "Let corn be your emblem of faith 
and "The sign of a good l.usban-lnni 
is that he places faith in God, nurtur. 
hope, dispenses charity, and is noted 
for his fidelity." How sue! 
may grow spontaneously in il 

plain, but to the believer 

p reviously exhausted all meansof de- 
fense. — Second, with having io his ca- 
pacity as chief of the army before Ue\z 
in the open field, signed a capitulation, 
in consequence of which his troops were 
obliged to lay down their arms, and 



News of our Woric 

Coli.bok Sprinos, Page Co., Iowa, 
Sept 15th, 1873. 
To the Readers of the Cynosure: 

Dear Sir: — I write to inform you of 
Bro. Hart's visit to our place as ho was 
on his way to the Kansas State Con- 
vention. He delivered three lectures 
to large Budlences,wiih a marked effect. 

In his first lecture he described >iecrc- 
cy generally. He showed the distinc- 
tion which the Bible makes between 
light and darkness and'inferred that 
that which shrinks away from the light 
perpetually must be evil. 

In his second lecture he gave a dea- 
cription of Masonic oaths. His position 
was that the oath or covenant made the 
Mason, and that Masonry as an iualitu- 
pelual secrecy 

would make : 

the Mihji el 

is faction to all the 
In his third lecti 
ow that Masonry 

sharp pointfi, and handled 

illy s 

lis object was to 
a religion; that 

jncerning this lecture there was but 
le opinion, and that was, that it was 
mai'kably welt done. His m-gLimenty 
ore clearly stated and fully est iblish- 
I. His illustrations gave a life-like- 
!ss to his arguments and made them 
it only pleasent to listen to, but very 
evincing. The few present who be- 
sympathized ■ 


being hard pressed, Baal religion. aud 
the religion that fellowships everything 
but Christianity, looked so much alike, 
as he was describing them, that ihey 
might have been mistaken fur twins. 
rheCbrlstlessness of the whole tribe of 
nojictieB that make up their brother- 
hoods without reference to chnracter, 
ar religion, was clearly shown. 
riieir own authors affirm it, over and 

This c 

ith pie 

i of lei 


raber Bro. Hart's 

strong anti-aeeret aenti- 
the place. The great body of 
.-sued Christians are commited 
against secrecy. The Episcopal Meth- 




of God 

ich I'll 


lg of 'strange fire." Nor is the 
prayer oi the chaplain inspiring: 
Heavenly father, who openest thine 

mid and satnfiest the desires of every 
living thing, make us grateful for the 
present provision, and may the strength 
>arls be expended in thy service 
and tb« 


Ah 1.1. 

he says of this degree that it "in oi 
■der brings us into thai circle whei 
ibounded confidence prevails, an 
where we Btudy the good of all, 
Whieii words have a certain sign'tii aiu 
when we remember that they apply t 
the highest degree of the subordinat 
grange an inside ring for a community 

M-rslitli liiKiinej L-; low undergoing 

final trial in France, the results of 

hich will if unlavorabio be military 

degradation and death. He has to 

wer to the following charges: 

First, with basing ripiiulnted with 

enemy and surrendered to him the 

fortress of Metz, of which he was the 

I commander-in-chief, without having 

iieraily both Ma-ons and Odd-fel 
Iowa, and it would seem that they 
would rather forfeit the confidence^ 
all the Christians in ihe community, 
than to turn a cold shoulder to these 

We hav 

s a large 




n this pla 

o, which 

has b 



for years. 

We propose no 



t, and to 

nter upon 


i" u fc*t- 

le with 

he work 


day God bless and r. 






D. R. 




Bro. El 

ea Openln 

; up a 



Paliivra. Wis.Sopt, loth., 1873. 
To t/ie Editor of the. Cynosure: 

While in Osbkosh making my brother 
a visit, I would have lectur«d on 
jecrecy, if the way had been open, 
but it was not, but by the aid ol a ftfend 
I lectured in the Free Will Bafctist 

irnh inthe township ..f Nekimi,:*.U.nt 
miles from the city, on ihe evtui 
■a of the 5th and 8th of the present 
nth. The grangers were- out in 
tty go„d force, and while I spoke of, 
I ciposed the in*titu'!on,they show- 
it to be the child of Masonry, by 
doing just what Masons frequently do, 

uption; showing that they were badly 
There has never been a lecture 
in that county on the suhjeet, 
1 believe. 

According to previous arrangement, 
I arrived here on Saturday. 13th, and 
cached Sunday evening on the relig- 
n of secrecy, and Monday and Tues- 
day evenings lectured to good audiences, 
ecrct element here embraces Ha- 
Odd-fellows, and Good Templars. 
of thern^ lost. their ''jewel" on 
Monday evening, but it turned out for 
good to the cause. The Templars came 
rescue of their Masonic "Sun- 
day school," but those that have never 


been blinded by secrecy can tee througl 
it all. The last night the house wa 
packed full. I received here $11. 90 
S10.00 of it coming from brother and 
sister Garte. The cause is much in 
debted to them for time mid money 
ep«nt for the enlightenment of the peo- 
ple. The Lord reward them for their 
kindness to the writer. No lectures 
have ever been given in this cowniv 
before. Now I go to Rock 

del v 

a ofl< 

YourB, Philo El; 


The Williams County Association.— 
Public Oluces to he Taken from .the 

The Williams County Association 
was organized by Bro. J. T. Kiggins, 
who labored faithfully with us for al- 
most two weeks, and whose labors 
were crowned with eminent success. 
Bro. K. is an able and efficient worker, 
a fearless advocate of truth. The fol- 
lowing officers were elected: President, 
John G. Mattoon; Vice Presidents, C. 
Uoggswell, Geo. Dorshimer, Sr., James 
Cummins, Geo. Clay. Rev. J. Brown, 
Rev. Geo. Bechtol, John C. Kollar, 
Geo. Rings; Recording Secretary, Geo. 
Dorshimer, Jr. ; Corresponding Secre- 
tary, H. S. Kirk; Treasurer, Rev. D. 

A political convention was resolved 
upon by the association to be held in 
Moutpelier on Saturday, the 27th of 
September for the purpose of nominat- 
ing county officers, The country is 
full of enthusiasm, and leading men of 
both parlies are shaking bands across 
what was once a '-chasm." Politic- 
iaussee the hand-writing on the wall, 
and in Masonic quarters there is a tre- 
mendous shaking among the dry bonus. 
All admit that this county may be re- 
lied on for ananti-se.crecy majority as 
soon as our people are enlightened up- 
on tbe subject; we shall poll a large 
vote this fall. Tbe labors of Bro. J. T. 
Kiggins were well received, and pro- 
duced a good effect; the minions of the 
lodge were routed, horse, foot and 
dragoons. It is but justice to say of 
Bro. K. that he is an efficient and fear- 
less worker in our reform, who, al- 
though he is said to ''turn the world 
upside >* does it with tbe great- 

H. S. Kirk, Cor. SecV. 

The offenders have been vicious 

vile toward this woman. The 

in is a Mason's widow. And the 

offender remains a "good Mason," yet 

Judging the -'tree by its fruit," I con. 

it poor fruit. If this is Masonry 

God pity helpless Musou'b wido 

tfend them from the vile at 

embers of the fraternity. If i 

asimry,|let the bertlrenshow 

justice to all they maintai 

asted honor. 

J. B.Wi. 

■• accidentally laid aside, and did no 

On Monday evening Prof. Blanchard 
gave his first lecture. About one hun- 
and fifty were present. No doubt 
many came then, really desiring that 
good might be done, others came out 
of idle curiosity, while others came to 
i jolly lime, having heard that 
the lecturer was a young man, they 
ould have great sport at the expense 
of his youthful ignorance. How soon 
their opinions changed as they saw the 
sung man and heard him speak! . 
. Tbe day following you might 
ave t-een men in groups about town in 
iruest conversation on the subject of 
lasonry. So the lecture for Tuesday 
ight was well advertised, the result of 
bich was to bring together enough to 
ell nil the place prepared for the meet- 
igs. On this occasion Masonry waB 
ewed in its domestic, s-cial and relig- 


Masonic Honor Fallen. 

To eke Editor of the Cynosure: 

I penned an article sometime since 
in regard to Masonic honor here, which 
article appi ared in your issue of June 
19, 1873. t briefly related how the 
widow of Cyrus A. Well,., who when 
he died was a "high" Mason, in good 
standing in the lodge, had been black- 
guarded and vilified by a high brother 
Mason, and as a finale, how her house 
was forcibly entered by this said high 
Mason, when she was vilified at liis 
pleasure. For this she reported tbe 
offending brother to tbe ledge, not that 
she depends upon the lodge for pi 
lection, but to see if then 

i the 


have passedjthe Master Moon's degree 
have sworn to protect the chastity of a 
Mason's wife and children (whether 
they do others or no'.) and she wished 
to know what disposition was made by 
the ancient and honorable fraternity of 
such brethren who violated, or attempt- 
ed to violate the above oath, by bis 
expressions. She was told that these 
things could not he. and that the of- 
fending brother would be attended to; 
that a c-*miniUee would be appointed 
by the lodge to hear her grievances," 

ler. In 



e taken 

n the mat- 

b, they 

have done 

to smooth over the 

the sai 

, offending 

good st 

inding yet, 


id his dues, 

les a "good 

I suppose, aud tl 
Mason.") There 
lodge here who are honorable, and 
professed Christian*, but I cannot see 
it in this case. The lady is highly re- 
spectable; stays at home and attends to 
her own business, but, from some un- 
known cause, became tbe mark for vil- 
lainous treatment, at tbe hand of said 

for her to get unsigned, drop letters, of 
the most vulgar character. Upon hei 
front door, too, luta been cualked un 
chaste characters and language. These 
I do not say said ' 'high Mason" did, bui 
both these suddenly ceased alter be 
liad carried Iim ilevilis 
force an entrance into her house, and 
she reported him lo the lodge 
were guilty of these two acl 
don't say he was, or was not) their 
ceasing is all the mentioiiable improve- 
ment in affairs. Now 1, with Masons 
and other ,'people, claim the riirht of 
"judging a tree by its fruit." And af- 
ter thoy have been informed 

'. as they ha 
it by in siler 

and simply 
n't see the 


ind the protectio 

something they brag of 
1 for boast, 0- 1,1 

l.iin mi 
uuouing the ' 

; that ii 

■It h injjinc^, often piling the 
, ;on, brother or husband where 
s to take sides agaimt his best 
friends, oi violate his Masonic obllga- 
His illustrations were very clear 
and distinct, and his deductions so tog- 
lly drawn, that I can safely say V at 
;u and women who perl aps had not 
thought much about it before, werecon 
'erted to tbe truth there and then; 
nd others who had thought about it. 
iut were not fully decided are not 
isckward now to let it be known that 
that they are Anti-masonB. The Bap- 
iniat<r, v, Li. i has long professed to 
Anti-mason, but who was over- 
iided by the Masonic brother, 
t ">j.h iiin^ Ins clmn.l,] was pres- 
ad very deeply mU'renii-d in the 
es, and declared publicly that ev- 
ery word he said was true. The last 
night the Methodist minister was pros- 
it, but kept very still till after the 
feting -ksed; then he could go about 
presenting the lectures as false; but 
this he will find, is using a gun 
at shoots backwards, for even a child 
old see that the remarks were full of 
truth and must do good; but the Ma- 
say it will help them. We should 
like very much to see them helped 
again in the same way. The lectures 
beyond what we had expected; 
great ■ tiVct is thus far produced 
lie ci-niniiiniiy, in opening their 
to the truth, and getting men off 
the fence. H. A. Conrad. 

A good hrotber who lias worked early 
ind late for Ilie cuiirc, keeps ou hopefully 
u the midst of creut and 
lerseculions. The Lord reward him! — 

I am alive yet and doing what I can, 
iut it seems as if the people are nfraid 
,o take the paper. I don't know 
whether I can get any more subscrib- 
jra or not. I will keep trying notwiih- 

the M. E, church, and would not allow 
membership in it, nor to preach 
re since I took the Christian Cyno- 
e. To God be ail ibe glory. I will 
ir on in other places. Your broth- 
n Christ W. B. 0. 

ugL-d fie'i'icntl} after the following 

July, when for 
very irregularly, nearly half failing to 
the subscribers, and the others 
being very much behind time, until 
vhere about the first week in 
September, at which time complaint 
lade at the post effice, and it was 
ked that the (rouble was supposed 
on account of the stand the paper 
had taken on the subject of secret soci 
after which our papers came 
through regularly, and up to time , ei- 
pt during the unsettled condition of 
the publishing department consequent 
upon the tire of last fall. Again, sev- 
eral years ago there was a similar case 
n which the American Baptist was the 
oil. nding paper. It was while a dis- 
n was going on through the col- 
of that outspoken paper on the 
;t of Freemasonry. A neighbor 
lime was among ita subscribers, 
eing anxious to hear both sides 
of the question, the papers were looked 
for with Borne eagerness; but he was 
disappointed, as only part of the pa- 
papers were received, leaving a gap in 
chain of argument. Complaint was 
made to the post master in regard to 
atter, with the statement that at 
Wyocena and Otsego, (post offices on 
ler Bide) the subscribers received 
usual. In both instances the post- 
.ters were Masons. 
l resolution was passed by the Bap- 
church of this place a few ' months 
, not to admit adhering Masons. 
We need a few good lectures here to 
the people on the subject. J, 


■vi.-nil friends ■ 

'wter came to hand a few 
ind 1 hasten to respond. 1 
to discontinue the Cyno- 
sure- by any means; for I regard it as a 
valuable assistant in the fight against a 
great evil, I have for fifty years felt 
decidedly hostile to Masonry; have 
talked ngniuat it publicly aud privately; 
have suffered as a'Lutberan minister or 
account of my opposition to the cralt, 
and cannot afford now, upon the eve of 
75, to even seem indifferent about the 
cruel and Christless institution of dark 
neflS, I think you have undertaken, 
and itre prosecuting a good and very 
needful work, and I feel like encourag- 
ing you. 

Inclosed please find three dollars to pay 
up arrearages und renew for subscrip 
tion for another year. W, G. K. 

e told from Wist 

o tbeir no- 
is a Freemason's lodge here; 
been one of Good Templars, 
but through internal troubles and out- 
,de pressure it went down. We have 
ad some trouble with the mails here 
) far as the Cynosure is concerned. 
hjr papers hail lonie ipiite regularly, 



D. L. Moody, the distinguished lay 
preacher of this city is holding meet- 
ngs of great power in England. The 
orrespoiidence of the Loudon Chris- 
tan, Sep. 4, speaks of his meetings at 
Sunderland as attended by many thou- 
sands who could not get sittings, and 
iliuga attended by 800 or 900 
Not less than 4Uu souls have 
found salvation through Jesus Christ 
this place under Mr. Moody's la- 

The American Missionary Association 
mployed during the past year 125 
nale and 226 female teachers and miss- 
ionaries of whom 30!) were among the 
reed men, 14 among the Chinese, aud 
28 engaged in the apparently more 
hopeless task of instructing the Indians. 
The whole number of pupils enrolled 
during the present year in the various 
Ls, theologicd, im-dictl, r»! 
preparatory, down to tbe pri- 

nmong the most destitute clai 

ally, of the country, and if faithful i 

work must be of great service in th 


i' our publishers are anxic 
i en! irgi-nient of the paj 
st and power, and, if be 



- f.uii.U 

oilier lav ralile m'-i'lings ocriurin^ 
frequently; and the devil movinj 
■Treat wrath agamsi tl .- ij.-rtc- a:nl[ 
perity of society with that fearful 
lodge. Million 
money and thousands of young 
will this fall aud winter be sucked 

gorge. But many can be ao 
And the eirci 
and tbe Cynoi 
the best agents among the masses. 

To encourage the work at conven- 
tions and other large gatherings the 
publishers offer forty copies of the week- 
ly Cynosure at $1.60 each, 

Local agents who feel the need of 
some inducement in addition to the sat- 
isfaction of aiding u worthy and needed 
cause will find it in the clubbing and 
premium lists. 

Individuals who snow of no agency 
in their neighborhood, should take one 
if'ying the publishers of 

[heir nine. 

to those who are in arrt 

sulisi lipiion expires 
ill be sent, and let then 
id a reply be given in as ( 

found in the \ 

satisfactory a.i.'ouuts bet iveell the p. 
and ils friends, the publishers propose 
to adopt the ''pay in advance" system 
throughout by January next, and will 
thereafter discontinue at the expiration 

"Put youi skouliierto the wheel." 

Persons desiring any information in 
regard to the "Anti-Masonic move- 
ment in Indiana" may receive the same 
by addressing Kev. J . T. Kiggins, 
stale lecturer, N'o. 005 E. Washington 
St., Indianapolis, Ind. 

I'liiliblntr List. 

The Weekly Cyno; 

•v:i Tele -cope *3 60 

MclU. .\i-: Free l'r«M '.... 3 25 

Golden Censer 8 00 

Tl.e Cline.o.n d.iwrt'hly with map of 

Palestine 2 75 

do without map 2 40 

Anti-Masonic Herald 8 25 

W dem Rural. ii 7G 

mug Fulkt'KiiraKinouUily with two 


Cm-. — Last Wednesday a disastrous 
fire broke out in the southwest part of 
tbe city, three-fourths of a mile south- 
west of tbe starting point of the great 
fire. A high south-west wind and 
low wooden buildings gave an advan- 
tage to the flames overcome only by 
the severest exertion by the Fire De- 
partment. Paris of several blocks were 
burned, amounting to three whole 
oneB; and the loss, which falls on many 
poorfamilies, is *150,000. On Thurs- 
day night another fire threatening great 
destruction broke out on Washington 
. three blocks west of the river. It 
is fought out with a loss oft 32,000. 
-The National Convention of Spiritu- 
alists closed last Thursday. It was in 
reality turned over to the free-lovers. 
id Mrs. Woodhull ruled at will. She 
ts elected president by a large major- 
filthy for publication in the city papers. 
— The great Exposition will open for- 
mally on Thursday evening (to day). 
The vfwtbuildint; received the rini&bing 
touches last week and exhibitors have 
been busy since in preparation. The 
arrangements for the comfortable en- 

nearly perfect. 

Country. — A financial panic like 
that started last Thursday by the fail- 
ure of the government banker, Jay 
Cooke & Co.. has probably not been 
equaled since 1850-7. This firm have 
financially engineered the Northern 
Pacific road and the attempt to carry a 
large portion of the stock forced to par 

present complicated net-work of banks 
and brokers struck tbe whole system. 
Several banks and e ome thirty lookers 
firms in New York and Phila Jelp'iia 
collapsed, and on- savings bank in Chi- 
cago temporarily suspended. The storm 
blew over on Monday and business cir- 
cles are again reassured. — The loss of 
the propeller Ironsides on Lake Michi- 
ganis to be investigated. Grave charges 
are made of the leaky condition of the 
boat before her Inst trip. — Tbe yellow 
fever at Memphis has p issed it- height. 
but isst.ll increasing and terribly fatal 
in Shreveport, La.— The search lor the 
lost steamer Polaris of Capt Hall's Arc 
tic expedition resulted in finding that 
the vessel had been abandoned, and 
ne its came lwt week that the survivors 
are all rescued and taken to Dundee, 
Scotland. It is assured that Capt. Hall 
died a natural death.— The trans-At- 
lantic balloon fever ra-es. The Graph 
tc is about to try again. The N. Y, 
Herald is reported to be contesting for 
the laurels, and B^rnum his issued a 
card promising to carry out the plan 
it year if it fails this. 
Formok.— The wife of Prince Bis- 
irck died on Monday. — Spanish ■■!'■ 
m are brightening, and the Carlists 
the north becoming straitened. 
There is prospect of difficulty between 
foreign powers aud the insurgents who 
threaten to bombard Alicante. A Brit 
ish fleet is on tbe ground ready for ac- 

Subscription Letters Reo'd from Sept. 

n. John Blain. S Rm L .h ,m, 
A Uashet, Mrs C C Bardwell," John 
ISer-man, Geo Broaaw, W A Barllett, 
[) W Baldwin. J A Brown, E Beards 
ley, Geo Boyd. Wm Banks. Vincent 
Carfr, P B "Chamberlain. (2), Henry 
Cable, O Cravath, Rev C Compton, 
Mrs S M Crocker, J M Davis, A S 
Doughty, A J Duncan, Mrs J DeLong, 
Saml F.ngle, J Fvilsizer. A Ellithorpe, 
A Falger, J Fnrgeaon, R B Gardner 
S H Greenup, Rev J Griffin, D Gass, 
I A Hart, Rev C HochstetUr, J C Hop- 
kins, .1 C HaUted, Jas Hervey, L Howe. 
Geo Harvey, T F Hallowell, C F HAw- 

' >s Halstead, H Harkness, Wm 
, Mies A A Jeffries, John .bines, 

ick Kvlly, \V G Kiel, B Kendall 

Thoa Knight. Wm A Kindel, H L Liir 
hrocker, D Longman, Ira Lyon, 
Lydia B McMillen, H K MeKinslrv. 
I W Musgrave, Flora 11 Moidy. J V 
McKinney. A Moffat, N McVicar 
Robt Moore, Wm Northrop, C Owen, 
W B Oglasby, Rev R Oaborn, Rev L 
Piper. Andr Pearson, Nelson Pe kins. 
C A Pierce, T P Patteraon, limn 
Reeber, H S Riegel, Geo Slough. B G 

W W Stringer, Philip Sl.o.iL, 

Thos Watson, E Walk. 
Whitney, C H Wilcox. J F Willis, Jo. 
White, Wm Worth, Jas Youne, Wn 


A Tract fund for lis Ftsi Distribution of Tracts. 

j dUtrlOole. Many .>i .„."'' ilo',; ' .,,',,. "i ^iAem Id Ibla uubo 

Address Ezra A. Cook & Co., 






uf [he public 

Hon. John Ouincv Adams' Letter, 

eivlug HiS[>n<] His Father's of Freemason 

Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

Hiving His Ohiiiinn of Freemasonry (1832). 

Satan's Cable Tow. 

Freemasonry is 0nlvl52 Years Old," 

"Murder and Treason not Ezceeptd." 
Freemasonry in the Church, 

Character ami Symbol- oi t'reemasimry 

Address of Siagiri Countj c.ssci.tion, Nsw Tori, 

Fri'Linii3"iiiy, .1; -;h.>-.w> l-y Mil-. hikI nllier Mnsoai 
ardera. 50cts. per 100, or $4.00 per 1,000. 

Judge Whitney and Masonry. 


Chanoelor of the University of N- 
Y., on'Secret Societies. 



Si: Unions whj i Christixn should, r.itb: a fromso 


Club Rntos, W(,cldr Edition. 

n.. l M 1 'c,r.7i 1 -, , |'i|^m.' l , l ,,.rH^' ; '^,,tw,u nU ritwllhluien,l u " 

'llHr.Hl. m HI ;"!,.,, Til 111. .HI fl 

Who Murdered Capt. Wm. Morgan I 


Abduction and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

Tim is a Hook of Thrilling Interval, and 

sin m in 


tarSee Samnle Paces below. 

.ith Gancon, and 

inula uuli'iiiistuflliu wllu-e 
via, and the remainder r^ 

public hnus« wIkto the jmrh 

debt, and he, Millei 

i the outside with t 

against all respuusihility ; and un his arriving at Stalhird, 
Cmiisoii accordingly g.ivi- him sui'li assm.iin'fsaj induced him 
to proceed. At Ij* It")-, ilayward. wlio held the process, 

accordingly d. 


gua lie coulil ■ 

that he did no 

party arrived 

about Muns.'t, 

nd Mr 

Loton Lawsoc 

made such Bta 


■use hia person would have been out of their controL A 
ion aa Morgan was thus discliarged (mm arrest under th 
imtnnl process, Cheiebro nruduied a claim against him fc 
debt of two dollars, due to one Aaron Ackh 

;eper in Oaiiandiygua, with an authority to colli 


ill itiluiiU'tl | 

, IV i 


On Tuesday the 12th day of September, about noon, a 
crowd of men' suddenly a]ipi-;ir>:d in tin- Milage of liatavia, 
nearly all of whom carried with them clubs or sticks newly 
cut, and resembling uiie anuilier, and to nil appeanince pro- 
vided for the occasion. The crowd assembled iliemselves at 
the house of Danolds. an inii-ku-per. To the oldest luliabit- 
ants of the village, alim-sl all <A them were strangers, and 
to this day the names of very few have 1 n distinctly ascer- 
tained by us, although the whole nuuib.r thus equipped 
were sixty or sevenly. They were nianilestly selected for 
the occasion, because their names and persons were not 
known lo the inhabitants of the village generally. No mo- 
tive for their sudden appearance was aligned. Immedi- 
ately after this assemblage, Jrsse French, one of the con- 
stables of the county, repaired <■■ Miller's pnntiug-ofiicc, i 

ud pr< 

, alleging that he 
ess in behalf of the people, 
t Danold's tavern about two 


V ttoriuaii Iriiit Si>iilt. 

I ind lends nil'. I would go; 

3t n« G.i.l lends I urn conleut ; 

ireel me calmly in hiabuDds; 

ul wlnVU he has decreed und sent- 

rba[ which his will for me comui 
I would thai he should all fulfil', 
That I should do hia gracious w 
In living or in dying. 

Bi ii- lind lends, I nil resign; 

Thai which his love indiiined us right 
Before he brought me to the light. 
My all to him resigning. 

In fatih. in hope, iu suffering true ; 
His strength is ever by my side— 
Can aught my hold on him undo? 
I hold me firm in patience, knowing 
That God my life is still bestowing— 
The best in kindness sending. 

l'utThc "Spiles" Under. 

During the religious revival of 1857 

ing the peculiar features of that awak- 
ening. One of these ministers, a dis- 
tinguished professor in a theological 
semirmry, had just 


of the 

.-specting the phase ol 
Christian experience which he had ob 
served there, and concluded his remark* 
with these words: "If I am not mislak 
en, the pastors of the churches wil! 
soon have to dig down and put spiles 
under a good deal of this religion.' 
However we may explain it, that re 
markalile awakening was characterized 
more by breadth than depth. It was 
wonderful to see such multitudes 
drawn together in religious meet 
ings held on week-days and at all hours. 
It was amazing how well-nigh univer 
sbI was the attention to religion. Great 
numbers became members of thi 
church. All denominations receive* 
a large iicression of numerical strength, 
But it was no less observable that the 

:.'■■ IliL'k'll 


Ol' tilt ,h;v 

.- looked for. There was less than 
ml of deep and pungent conv 
sin — less of that profound sulei 
ich was seen in the revivals of 
es3 despondency, fewer groans and 
rs. All was jubilant, and it i 

pensation of grace which almoi 
i cross out of discipleship. 


of < 

irks. I 




The pulpit has remitted its terrors very 
considerably. Persuasion has largely 

supplanted the earlier form of preach- 
ing to alarm the conscience. The typ- 
ical teit has been "Whosoever will 
let him come." "Flee from the wrath 
to come" has been little used. Heaven 
baa been portrayed in every form ol 

thought it beat to speak much of hell. 
The technical dilh'.ukii's of religious ex- 
perience have been reduced to their 
minimum. Subjective religion has 
given place to the objective. Exper- 
:en pretty much dispensed 


of doing good. Meanwhile the regi- 
men of Christian life has been made 
easier from year to year. The old 
ideas of consistency have been much 

The line of separation between the 
church and the world has been erased. 

It would be difficult to say now-a-dnys 
what, if any, pleasures the Christian is 
bound to relinquish for the flake of 
Christ. Things for which people were 
put under discipline some years ago 
are now practiced by members of the 
best standing in our best churches. 
We have certainly drifted very far 
way from the religious ideas and expe- 
riences which prevailed in the days of 
Payroll, and Neltleton, and .Spencer. 
The offense of the cross has censed. 
Gratification is largely the inspiration 
of our present work, in pulpit and in 
pew. Nothing is so much deprecated 
t.a a somber and too ?erious putting of re- 
ligion to the young. How to please, 
bow to win, how lo leave out the cross, 
is more and more the study in many, 
perhaps in most quarters, Now it is 
idle to attempt the analysis of invisible 
forces which elude our scrutiny. It 
wax unwise lo set ourselves against the 
inevitable, By all means we should 

jid the: 


devotion to the p.iat. We should 
purge ourselves of bigotry. We must 
keep abreast with the age, and mingle 
arvices and sympathy with the 
throbbing present Hut there is no 
n that we should drludf •'ur.-i-lws 
the type of our current Christian- 
We have gained immensely in 
breadth, but we have lost correspond- 
ingly in depth. The young Christian 
of to-day, wearying himself in every 
kind of worldly pleasure, is certainly 


i the c 

b'Tiruig and Kcrupuleiis 

faith and sacrifice and power of inter 
cession; and are taking on Lot's dubi 
oils type of godliness in the plains o 
Sodom, Something is wrong. Wi 



is. The foundations of Chi 
perience and examph 
tling. The walla of our modern Zioi 
show many ominous cracks. We hav- 
reason to fear that the bottom course 
do not stand as they ought Willaom 
one tell us what will become of ou 
building if repairs are neglected/ O 
how can we get spiles under our set 
tling walla) How can we make ou 
religious structure equal lo the weigh 
it must carry before we reach the top 
stone?— Prealyterian. 

Are Yon Christ's I 

The Apostle closes a burning Hinvi 
with the exalting word, ''For year 
Christ's and Christ is God's." Ar 
you Christ's? Many talk about hit 
c-'inriu'iidingly or the contrary. Wh 
feels that he is his? What is such a 
feeling? That of 
by yourself. All unrenewed people have 
a fancy that they are their own. They 
can do what they will with themselves. 
They can employ their affections, tbeii 
lime, their money, their brains, or wha 
theyplease. If they oweallegiancetoanj 
person, itis to those of their own house 
bold, or to human beings to whom they 
are indebted; not to Christ. They 
may have a blind thought of something 
due to God, but only in the sense of nol 
violating any voice of conscience in them- 
selves, that is, not opposing their bet- 
ter self. Any thought of personal al- 
legiance to Christ, they do not entertain 
any affection for him, any i 
for his guidance, any confer 
him as to the direction of th 
or the bestowment of their 
time, or words, they do not 
ment entertain. They write books 
about him, and never ask him to he 
'hem in the composition. They p: 

employ his aid in the preparatk 
They rush into business without a 
consciousness that all their success mi 
come from him They engage in their 
professions and pleasures, unmindful c 
him by whom are all things. Be y> 
not like unto them. Do not disregard 
Christ. Ye are Christ's. D< 
show it by frequent interviewi 
him? You consult your partnei 
suit this Chief Partner. You ev 
information of your clerks, woi 
servants. How much more of your 
Lord and Master. You seek wisdoi 
of the thermometer and baromete: 
How much more of him who maketh 
winds and weather. You a^k advice 
of your wife how to spend your gains. 
How much more of him who alone hai 
given you anything to spond. 

absorption in him. He is all in all, 

He is your breath, your thought, your 
love, your wisdom, yonr business, your 
pleasure, your other and greater self. 
You think his thoughts, feel his feel 
ings, live his life. You are not your 
own. You are dead, and your life 
bid with Christ in God. So live, 
love. Then will you have perpetual 
peace and power. 
trouble you above your ability to easily 
bear. Then will you go forwitrrl chee: 
fully on the paLli of nfr-.^ ahhorhiny 
yourself all that is good, repelling all 
that is bad, serene of soul, dwelling in 
the heavens. All are yours, because 
ye are Christ's and Christ is God's. 
Here and hereafter, life and death, time 
and eternity, finite and infinity, crea- 
ture and Creator, man, angel, devil 
even, to conquer, heaven to enjoy, 
hell to subdue and shun, all are yours, 
for ''Ye are Christ's, and Christ is 
God's!" — Zion's Herald' 

The Mohammedan hatred toward 
Christianity does not become less in- 
tense, spite of the encroachmenta of civ- 
ilization. The progress of Proteatnnt 
missions in Turkey is slow and one of 
the causes is thus given by a New York 
lawyer whose judgment may be credit- 
ed. He aaya: "Protestants as yet have 
made no impression directly on the Mo- 
hammedan people, and one great reason 
is that the government cannot or will 
give protection to those who abjure 
faith of the false prophets," 

.f Ger- 
ulists in the United States to 
overthrow the distinctive features ol 
American sooiety by enforcing upon ub 
their infidel theories and practice has 
become so manifest that it is folly t 
doubt it. Their leading minds foryeai 
have been accustomed to speak of the 
moral and social life of Americ 
open contempt. No word k 
American ears provokes a sneer from 
them so certainly as Puritan'.by which 
they mean not the moral austerity of 
New England life in an early day, but 
everything that may be classed undei 
the head of evangelical religion and 
piety. And it ia characteristic of the 
rationalist; German to put into pract 
ice his theories with the least possible 
regard for the opinions and rights 
others. He is not content that tl: 
shall be no religious instruction in 
public schools, but is determined that 
the Bible shall not be recognized at all, 
He not only scoffs at religious worship, 
but demands that all laws which givt 
protection to religious societies be re- 
pealed; and takes delight \r making 
the Sabbath a holiday and the sal 
lime for games and public proces 

And he has found out that his suc- 
cess does not lie in the field of argu- 
ment, but in the political caucus and 
at the ballot box; that the average 
politician i-an be bought for an insig 
nifioant price. No candidate for civi 
office can hope to save his vote who it 
not pledge! against the enforcement of 
any temperance or Sunday laws thai 
may be found in the statute books, 
who favors the Bible ia public schools 
or who thinks that a profession of re- 
ligion is not a most objectionable fea 



children. The worst charge that can 
lit.- brought against one seeking omc 
is that he is a gentleman and a Chris 
tian. To carry out his anti-religiou 
ideas he promptly sacrifices alt purely 
political issues and principles. Pre 
tending to be a friend of the publi 
schools he joins hand in hand wit 
Catholic pru-sts, whom he thoroughl 
hates, to exclude the Bible from then 
knowing that the aim of the priests is 
to destroy the schools rather than hi 
them non-catholic. 

The result is that we are rapidly 
reaching a point in all our cities ant 
large towns where what the politician 
choose to call religion can no longer bi 
separated from politics. Under th 
dictation of fiae party, irreligion am 
immorality have been introduced inli 
public life until moral men with Amor 
ican ideas of individual rights will sooi 
I"- compelled to combine and defeui 
themselves at the polls. We deprecate 
as illogical and unjust, combinations of 
nmii-iinlues in Uiiih country in pol 
affairs, but the hy-t-in ia being < a 
out so offensively by forcigi 

1 be dri 


means of self-defense. We have be 

compelled to witness the pitiable 
tempt at a national convention to co 
mit one of the great political parties 
these principles; and the same perse 
are now planning to carry out the me. 
ure by threatening to desert the party 

The stronghold of this movemen 
in the beerEaloon, which ia the een 
of their social life, and an efficient 
struraent to forward their plans. Th 
power is plainly seen in the veto of i 
Lucal Uption bill by the Governor 
New York, and in the conflict now 
ing on in Cincinnati and Chicago 
the question of compelling the b 
saloons to observe the statute in regard 
to closing on Sunday. — Central Chris. 

Rights of Conscience 

Who is right in action! He who 
persists in a course or a relation which 
liis brethren can not approve as lawful 
ir right, or he who, lor the sake of the 
xrascienceB of his brethren, dei 
limself of such indulgence and r< 
ion? If, because of my knowledg. 
giionuice, my conscience does not c 
lernn me for doing or not doing cert 


fend . 


le, am I justifi 
the light of the teachings oi tl 
■ acred oracles, in my position? Tbci 
questions are easily answered. Tndeei 
to my mind the ant 

In Paul's day the rights of Christians 
in the exercise of their liberties with 
regard to eating meat, which had been 
offered in sacrifice to idols, or devils, 
was a question which called forth his 
deciaion as follows: "But if any man 
say unto you, This is offered in sacri- 
fiee unto idols, eat not, for his sake 

ience, I say not thine own, but of 

tber." "But if thy brother be 

grieved with thy meat, now walkesl 

■ hut hie.' 

;ably." To live out the 
walk charitably, it may 



of others. 

I think this principle ought to be 
practiced by all Christians, and especi- 
ally by United Brethren Christians 
with regard to secret societies. Many 
of the most devoutly pious in all com 
reunions, 1 presume, feel offended be- 
cause some of their brethren affiliate 
with unbelievers, in secluded places, 
under pledges of secrecy. They can 
not reconcile such relation and conduct 
with a consistent Christian character. 
They so express themselves to their 
offending brother, and entreat him not 
to repeat the offense. But what "is the 
reply? Does he say, For your con 
science' Bake and for the sake of th 
peace of the church of Christ I will at 
filliate no more ? Would that such wer 
generally true; but it is not. Instead 
of the charitable act being in the offend- 
er turning away from his course — com- 
ing out from among unbelievers — the 
attempt is made to bring the offended 
the aggrieved party, under obhgat'om 
by the law of love to say nothing of 
the offense and to hold the offendei 
good Christian lellowship, and t 
strengthen the bands of wickedn* 
because he says that his conscience does 
not condemn him for his course. Thus 
the authority of scriptural precept and 
example is discarded, yea, trampled 
under foot, under the plea of the rights 

Again ; can a man be true to himself 
and faithful to the Judge of all who 
allows himself to be placed in responsi- 
ble positions of trust or duty in the 
chureh, and at the same lime feels and 
declares that he will not enforce or ex- 
ert hia influence that the proper author- 
ities enforce the laws as the external 
de. luration of tie' m itur-il j'idg 
of the congregation, or denomin: 
by it 1 * properly constituted autho 
under the plea that he can not c 
etiti'iu-ly do si.! It may be that 
of his own way of thinking may stand 
by him in his opposition to law and 
der; yet how he can maintain a g 
conscii-nce before God and man, am 

the same time violate, or encouragi 
others in the violation of the fundamen 
tal laws of the society, is a problen 



be the rights of conscience, it certainly 
has not the right to justify any person 
in Christendom who refuses to obey 
Christ or who refuses to walk charita- 
bly. —Daniel Shuck, in Hie Telescolr 

Loaded Too Heavily. 

Opposite Washington there is a ship 
anchored that caine from Glasgow, Soot- 
land. It is the first ship that has land- 
ed here from Scotland in a number o 

lighted of part of her load before 

about on the perilous waves ol 
sea of life, Day niter day God 
blessed < are of us that we may n< 

And then, many of us children and 
grown up people are just like that ship, 
because we don't reach the right har- 
bor. We cast anchor out in the world. 
By and by we may get tired, and look 
anxiously to the safe harbor of rest.bui 
are so heavily loaded with sin that we 
can not get near the right landing, 

Anger and pride and self keep us 
weighted down with a cargo of trouble, 
One boy flies into a passion, und for n 
moment he thinks he would just as 
soon heat the brains out of his pet do^ 
Jolly as not. 

A fair girl in an unguarded moment 
speaks sharp, cruel words to her moth- 
er. We see another child, proud and 
vain, angry because there are not 

leathers and flowers on Iter hat. She 
is never happy unless some one is ad- 

Now, if these and other children, 
who are in the same Buip, would try 
to reach the right landing they must 
ask Jesus to help unload their little 

ts. Oh, how quickly he would 

w overboard every sin that kept 

them from reaching their Father's 

n of resti— Sunday School Herald. 

Cbildrens' Comer. 

girl in England brought to a clergyman 
thirty shillings for a missionary Bociety- 
The olercyman, surprised that she 
should offer him so large a sum, said 

"I am, indeed, sir" said she 

perhaps, as you may suppo 
be. And I can prove to you that I 
can better afford to give these thirty 
shillings than those girls who have eyes 
The clergyman was. of course, veri 
much struck with her answer, am 
said : *■! should be glad to know hov 
you make that out" 

''Sir," she answered, "I amabasket 
maker; and. being blind, Ican mak 
baskets as well in the dark as iu th. 
light. Now, I am sure, sir, in th 
last dark winter it must have cost those 
girls that have eyes more than thirty 

o I think I have provec 
rd this money, and r 
will take it all for th 

Freemasonry forty Hears Agi 


lteuuneialion of Calvin Hatch. 

[The following renunciation was pre 
pared for the Connecticut Oliaerver, bu 
lodge influence was ton strong and i 
was refused. It was then published in 
Intelligencer. Mr. 
ing in Farmington 
Conn., is active in the present reform, 
and a successful agent for the Cyno 

Mr. Hooker: 

Sin, — the annexed papers were com- 
municated to the church of Christ in 
this place, at their meeting held on the 
fourth day of February, A. D., 1831, 
and, at my request, publicly read by 
the pastor. Application was immedi- 
ately made by a number of the breth- 
ren for a copy with a view to the pub- 
lication thereof in the Connecticut Ob- 
server; and after mature deliberation. 
I have consented that they be offered 
for insertion iu your useful paper. 

Farmington, Ct, May 16,1831. 

C. H. 

To tlie Church of Christ in Farm- 

Bketures-: — Impressed with a sense 
of duty I would solicit your attention, 
while I make the following statement 
of facts. Soon after I arrived at the 
age of twenty-one yeara, I was induced 
(principally from curiosity) to become 
a Freemason; and before 1 was twenty 
two, I advanced lo the third, and Boor 
after to the fourth degree of the then 
hidden mysteries of that institution, 
and remained a tolerably regular atten 
daut upon its stated meetings until 
Febuary. 181ft; since which 1 have nev 
er attended any of its meetings, thougl 
often requested. Hoodwinked to the 
principles of the institution. I felt thai 
as a professed follower of the Lord 
Jesua Christ, it was not profitable t< 

Another fact I wish to notice; tha 

for three years I was accustomed ti 
bear prayers offered at the lodge by \ 
man who was considered an infidel 
which to my mind was utterly revolt 
ing. Within about a year my attentioi 
has been particularly called to this sub 
ect At first, I felt that the institutioi 
could not be bad, except by being in 
the hands of bad men. I satisfied 
self that my withdrawal from the lodge 
while Masonry wai in good 
spoke a languagi 




.rly la. 

1 I felt 


spring 1 be- 
came satisfied that one of our citizens 
had faltpn a victim to Masonic vengeance, 
yet whether the institution could be 
charged with it was a question. I 
found that it was thus charged by those 
opposed lo the instuul on, and 1 hastily 


the subject, because 
charge unjust. In 
summer I had ma 
this decision, which 
nue of information. E 
many of my Christian L 
grieved that any professe 
ion of Christ should i 
nominal member of a soc 
of which they belie 
.ud oppose 

1 conoid* 


i of < 

.ntry. Feel 

, I early in the fall, with prayer 
is, divesting myself of all preju- 
took ,up the subject for investiga- 
ting the principles, and sought infer- 
on through the press, and soon 
,me satisfied that I had a duty lo 
perform which I had long neglected; 
ind in December last, without consult- 
ng anyone, came to the conclusion that 
lOthing short of absolving myself from 
ill connection with the Masonic ; fratei m- 
ty and from all its obligations, would 
answerable to ray duty as a citizen 
1 a member of the church of Christ, 
ice that time I have read the pro- 

• Ui„ 

opinion that 
every prolYesor of 
bound in the least hj 
tinns, to read the doi 

di«rlosing facts he- 
me, and am of the 

the boundeii duty 0- 
of religion who feelt 

oh igaf 


I"' J" 


path of duty. 

I feel that some acknowledgement 
are due from me to those brethren wh 
are grieved by my dilatoriness upon 
subject ^o plain and a duty so cleat 
And if 1 ! have thus offended any of m 
brethren, I pray them to forgive; nn 
however great my sin bus been I true 
1 have forgiveness of my God. 

I cannot dismiss the subject wilbou 
beseeching my Christian berlhren wh 

: done, 

out delay, for what we dt 
quickly. Cal 

Farmington, Feb. ;id. 

I God t 

Address nf Anti-Masi 

John Leviiunun, Detroit, Mich. 

It. 11. Taylor, Summexliel.l, U. 

I-. N. Mtra i, Syracuse, N. V. 

N. (Jul lender, Ureen Drove, Pa. 
J. 11. rimmoiH, larcuium, IV 


Westfield College, 

Westfield, Clark Co., 111. 

Masonic Books. 



nam mm or the imi 



Oliver's History of Initiation. 

Dnncin's Uatonic Eilml aid litnilor, 

ruled with KiiiUnalory Engraving* 


Christian Cynosure, 

Address, EZRA A. COOK & CO., 

Freemasonry Exposed, 


Prioo by Exproia, 

Light on Freemasonry, 


.. .Vi v .t 



Dr. John C. Emery ofRacine Co., Wie. 



Finnev on Masonrv. 

CHL.A!' KlIlTI'i V 

Bernard's Appendix to Light on Uaiom; 

an iisruuiii\ 


Letters on Masonry, 

A New Chapter on Mason- 
ry. Addressed to Church- 
es that ihold iniFeUow- 
ship Adhering: Masons. 

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WHOLE NO. 135 

The Christian Cynosure. 

No. 11 Wabash Avenue, Culcago. 

r,».^!,.^"i.."^ , J.KC , t.°£i.Kll»; 

learning. There is progress in a<rici 

genera! spread of intelligence, the di 
semination of thought, the methods of 
travel, and in almost every thing 

Nor does advancement stop with aes- 
thetic culture and material growth. 
The appreciation of the principles of 
law are better understood, and i 
the study of theology and its filn 

and strains, and the "deep sea sou 
ings" of Holy Writ have developwd i 
wonderful degree, the fact that I 
science of theology has a field wide 
the heavens and deep as doom. 

With the spinning wheels and sta 
coaches of a bygone generation, ma 
questions that once agitated the ci 
science and country have been stow 
away aroonc the r-lics of the past. I 
putes about tariffs and public Ian 

They were questions of mighty im- 
port in their times, and the profound- 
eat men of the agj aided in their final 
settlement. Some of them were set- 
tled by ballots and some by battles; 
some by discussion and others by com- 
mon consent have vanished away. 

Songs and cider once might decide 
who should be president of the United 
Stales, and shape the national destiny 
for a whole presidential term, and per 
hapB effect the country forages. Then 
the questions were "How sHall the 
country become rich?' "How shall our 
merchant princes and money changers 
become millionaires 1" The question 
now is "How shall the men worth mill 
ions, retain their means" ! and 
"What shall bs done with men who 

But while dead issues of material and 
moral nature in their old forms are 
thrust away to slumber in the garret- 
thought and action to be up and at the 
front in every good word and work 

New questions are coming up, than 
which more ponderous have never been 
settled by men. It is easy to see that 
British invasion was justly repelled, 
because its preseuce meant inequality 
among the people who found a bom'' 



its swords beneath the very eavea o[ 
our dwellings. They are. the trade-un 
iona of the manufacturing Atlantic elope, 
the granges of the agricultural interior, 
the order of the Creseot of the Pacific 
■lope, the colored protectionist! of the 
Gulf States, who under the shields of 
oath and secrecy are pledged to aupp >rt 
no man for offie« who is not colored. 

— Free masonry — which shadowa the 


Then there is the question of infidel- 
ity which is seeking through its regu 
lar organizations, and by every private 
means to assassinate the Babe of Belh- 


Shall it throw the Christian Bible oul 
of the scooolsf Shall it remove oui 
official chaplains ! Shall it sacrifice Jes- 
us again to the Jew, disown God in the 
National Constitution for the atheist, 
throw away the Sabbath for the beer 
gardens, cast off the marriage vow al 

■eds, *hc 

■she lit 

3 a Ob 


' the< 


These are practical questions. They 
are raised by voice and vote, by Individ" 
ual effort and thoroughly organized so- 
cieties. They are brought to the fronl 
at the polls, in the court room Hnd the 
legislative hall, and like a recoiling 
breaker they sprinkle their spray over 
our tea tables, and ebb away through 
our pubhc prints. 

For these questions society is ni 
match. Humanity, unaided in such i 
storm, has always been bewildered 
It cannot bridle the cyclone, it canno 
turn baok the ocean currents; it cai 
cast no anchor through the dark water 
to the b'tlom; it can hear but canno 
see the wild lee shore all Btrewn with 
wrecks and corpses. No vessel on 
rock-bound coast ever needed a pih 

Woe betide that man or organization 
which now cannot and does not call t< 
his aid the power of the Holiest auc 
Highest— the Saviour of the world 
In him is needed an all-conquering 
confidence. That alone can save. The 
iron will of one stout heart shall make 
a thousand quail. A feeble dwarf, 
daunllessly resolved has turned many s 
tide of battle, by rallying giants who 
would have fled. 

Then few and feeble though we bt 
that is none of our business since Go 
calls us with pillars of cloud and fire t 
the front Courage is akin to powe; 
because it holds a steady steady faith i 
an Arm Almighty. Then let ua on t 
the conflict Henry Kirk White ha 
well said: 

._«« "The pious man 

In this bud world, where mists and coucl 

Hide heaven's tine circlet, springs aloft In 

Above the Ihrentning clouds to the fields 
day is never veik-'l 


■■ivi'luiij inortals frowns anil darkens 

a (vhosebillowy back, from man con 

The glaring sunbeam plays. 

— Am. Wesleyan 

' take 

reading this, suppose thatour ''pledge" 
regard exclusively to total absti- 
je. This is not so. What is includ- 
n our "pledge" the candidate ia un- 
to aaoerUin until Et is gradually 
warily revealed to him in ihe sev- 

i of his 

and 1 

hood. The whole of this pledge or 
"solemn obligation," the order of the 

contained in a book called the "Ritu- 
al," respecting which the law is — *' No 
member or officer (even) can purchase 

cards for his own use; they can only 
be Bold to lodges as such, and, before 
new ones arc supplied, the old ones 
must be returned to the Grand Lodge." 
Hardly able to believe that we read 
this law rightly— that a book we bad 
heard extolled (by Templars) as one of 
the grandest productions in the lan- 
guage, which is in relation to the order 
what the liturgy is to the Episcopal 
church, was really withheld from the 
public — we applied to grand worthies 
and to the head office for a copy, so that 
we m'ght decide for ourselves respect- 
cooly informed that 

uld not 

r for li 

v. What the solemn obligation 
1 we should be informed bofore 
(JuBt bofore) taking it, and would then 

entirely on faith" — faith in the 
pendent order of Good Templars, 
have not bo learned Christ;" an 
submit whether the fact that this ''Book 
of Ritual," with which every membei 
of the order has so much to do, is with 
held — not only from his careful study 
but from his very sight — be not in it 
self sufficient to prevent his entertain 
ing the thought for a single second o 

It bo happened, however, that while 
inakiiii; inquiry respecting the or 
we received by post from a friend 
pamphlets on the very subject — one by 

' the 


Rev. J. Heron, Kilrea, on "Good Tei 
plarism, not good Christianity." Both 
pamphlets are published by C. Aiti 
son, Castle Place, Belfast, and 
strongly recommend the perusal 
them to those wishing to understand 
the nature and tendencies of this and 
kindred organizations. These authors, 
in a way perfectly honorable to them- 
selves, have seen this aecret, sacrec 
book, '.be "Ritual," and give us a ever a 
important and lengthy extracts from it 
We have thus obtained, without psBB 
sing through the ordeal of initiatiop, t 
little information respecting the con- 
tents of this book; and, though we art 
unable to join in the laudation of it, 
and cannot help pitying the taste o: 
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 th> 
greater part of an hour, which w< 

can go through, the candidate for 

Templar orders and honors, standing 

the altar, on which rest 
open Bible, with bis hand oi 



dl things he will yield a cheerful obi 
hence to all our laws, rules, and usag 
■a." Then follows prayer, which, a3 it 

mony with the principles of the order 
after which, the worthy chaplain in 
forma the candidate that "a Good Tern 
plar's vow is registered in heaven," and 
adjures him, "as you value your stand 
ere, and your peace in eternity, 
keep that vow sacred to the end of life. r 
we may be told that theae wordi 

:> this 

that, and ha 
; but v 
ply to take t 

regard only to the 

leir plain gram- 

they imply. Apart from every gloss 

h may now be put on them, thiy 

the party to two things, which 

wrong — submission and secrecy. 

Here is a pledge of submission, a'prom- 

ee ol cheerful obedience to all the laws, 

ules and usages of the order I" Ob- 

erve, at the time this vow is made, the 

ower does not. cannot know all these 

aws, rules and usages; the book con- 

aining some of them he waa forbidden 

o see; into a lodge lie was never before 

ntroduced. These li 

ages, have in man} 

may j 


isk, Can anyone, under the 
prom a e of a life-long obedience 
i Christ, and in fellowship with 

schurcli, consistently with his pro- 
ssion make that vow? And then 

e aay it is of no use a Templar affirm- 
2 what he understands by that, and 
hat exclusively this secrecy refers to. 
ere are the words of the 'obligation" 
-"not to reveal any of the private 




y at any future time be, the c 
didate, like ourselves, has no menni 

ry great effort of the imagination 

lodges composed, as wo have s 
lb lodges may be, of all oharaol 

to conceal from the very party th 
lodge or order thought "not entitled t 
know the same." No society, secula 
or sacred, baB any authority to requir 
such a pledge; uo man or woman i 
justified in entering into such avow 
It is a sin against the family, th- 
church, and the community of whicl 
he may form a part In vindicatioi 
of this secrecy, Good Templar book 
tell us that families and churches ar 

If any family were to bring all its mem 
bera under any such obligation S3 this 
it would be because there was in tha 
lamily something terribly wrong; if 
any church dared thus to act, it would 
cease that moment (o be a church of 
Christ. One large church in our 

ed. refuHed to allow their ecbool-r 
for the meeting-plaoe of one of t 
lodges, because it was a secret soc 
If our families, churches, and soci 
were a!l conducted on thin principle of 
secrecy, we should have Pandemonit 
on earth. There are deedB of darkm 
beaides drunkenness, which the tee 

: ofa 

heart nor prevent 

form a part of the private work 

a Tei 


t to placi 


ie low vulgarity 
ol the raps, gripa, signs and passwords, 
by which this brotherhood is un 
and its secrecy maintained, is such 
if facts were not against it, we si 
have thought no Christian genth 
or lady could have come down t 
mixed up with or employ. Not 
standing facts, we say, "These things 
ought n 

is, we think, a reason why Christian 
ought not to join — al least, why th- 

identify themselves with it. As wi 
have said, the "Book of ritual," which 
contains, we believe, the order for th 

be seen outside the lodge; bu 
we have sufficient reason for as 
serting that its theology 


.1 belitll"! 


dd use it in the worship of God. 
ty contain some truth, but it is not 
i truth aa it is in Jesus." Apart 
i this no small matter, "Good Tem 

sm," says the Manchester L'x:un- 
i of May 2d, may be 



Church section of the great confedera- 

Tbey appeal to the esthetic and spirit- 
nembers by enlist- 
performance of a 

highly ornate religious service, aet in 

sof n 

ight and hear- 
io powerfully appealed to. 
The eye is dazzled with displays of 
glittering regalia, and the tickled ear 
d by the frequent and digni- 
rance of mouth-filling titles." 
All this is not only admitted, but con- 
ended for in the tracts and pamphlets 
f the order. In regard to it, we 
imply ask, whether the ministers and 
lembere of churches, who preach and 
peak of the ritualism of the Romish 
and Puseyite churches as one of the 
of Christendom, and a terrible 
ice to the Gospel of Christ, are 
ml in being such thorough-go- 
ualiBts in a Good Templar lodge 1 
Surely, if this manner of worship be 


conduct of some of the mem- 
ir churches and congregations 
ile services of our holy religion 
)me lesa attractive. Rttual- 
trmances are pled for and sup- 
ported. The .husks of a Good Tem- 
plar lodge are preferred to the bread of 
the father's house. Some of our 

IB from this orgamxition already; 

•ery i 


i harvest yet to be gathered 

nay I 

f the 

and t 

baa done) jo 
quack doctors append to their f 
tiaements whole boats of mar 

the mischief wrought far greater 
any laBting good accomplished. 

Dear Chrialiao Brethren— Thei 
other demons in the world besides 
drunkenness: there are other w; 
woe besides the way which lies through 

of the* 


our efforts to close the one — and let n 
right effort be wanting — let us tak 
care not to ally ourselves with thos 
who, by professing to aid us, open sev 
eral others, and flatter those whon 
they seduce to walk therein, that they 
are on the way to liberty and H 

The ltcli^-i if ['reeausmirv. 

A Master Mason, an intimate friend 
of mine and a strong believer in the dig- 
nity and sufficiency of the church as s 
religious society, waa'recently claiming 
that Freemnsonry does not_ pretend 


r to i 


essary for the salvation of mankind. 

remarked that the outside work 

iws but little of the real characler ol 

and offered me an an- 

ing book to read which, h( 

tld give me light. It in at 

edition of "Ahiman Rezon,' 

in 1872. "by order of the 

'rand Lodge of Pennsylvania," as the 

tie page declares. From pageB sii 

ad seven of the preface I copy this Ian 


formed i 


God, the principles of 
stamped upon his heart by the great 
Architect of the Universe. Thus in- 
structed from above, Masonry was prac- 
ticed in the bowers of Paradise. The 
same principles were afterward renewed 
and placed upon everlasting foundations 
by the wisdom of bis glorious Son ; and 
hey are daily cultivated through the 
grace and goodness of his divine .Spirit." 
What can this be but a claim that Free 
Masonry is a direct revelation from God 
and that it contains all saving truth i 
If Masonic Christiana really believe this, 
why need they care to plant and nour 
isb churches and missions! But il 
they consider this authorized language 
,lse and impious boast, why con 
o give their influence to make the 
at and unsuspecting believe it 1 

ndmg on M 
admittance to] 
,y I asked a 
:nce what W; 
replied that 
enough, if one 
—to do as he 

lry was religion 
up to its teaching, 
be done by. Thin 

and • 

d theoretical Masonry may leach, 
practical Masonry teaches ibat du'y 

to mankind and lo the brother- 
hood espi'cia ly, will save the soul. Yet 

beoreticat Masonry is ignorant of 
ue God, for his word says plainly 

o man ometh to the Father but 


of the Gospel sometimes ex- 
themielves for membership on 
I ground that it gives 

led ad 

ad getting good! Aa though ihU 
ould atone for their encouraging oth ;rw 
false hope of salvation ! A Baptist 
linisterial student tells me this inci- 
dent Ho went lo a village, where there 
Baptist church, to teach a sing- 
>ol. Calling on a leading Metho 
diBt brother, bu applied for the use of 
He then went out, found a Masonic 
brother, came back wilh him and mule 
naelf known to the Methodist as a 
(.ion, and the house was secured im- 
diately. Which was most honored 


i Chri 

liglon of Christ or the religion of 
the lodge! 

Is the love o f gain or ease or popu- 
larity beeping you, disciple of Christ, 
,n league with this deceiver of souls, 
this rival of Christianity! Be not ye 
in.-qually yoked together with unbe- 
lievers. Ye are the silt of the earth, 
if the salt have not lost its savor. Ye 

ian brother, will you take the words ol 
ur Master, put them side by side with 
our Masonry, and make them a mai 
er of earnest prayer! 

Ottawa, III.. Aug. 21at, 1873. 

Nnil Such Heathenism to the Wall, 

I recently mel au intelligent gentle 
man of Chicago, a minister of the g<>s 
pel, of ihe Scotch Presbyterian church. 
Converaaliou soon turned upon Mason- 
ry in the church. He said they (thi 
Scotch Presbyterian church,) did no 
meddle with that question; he thought 
churches should not, and only the 
Roman Catholics and a few small socie 
tiea raised any opposition to the secret 
orders. On learning my opposition U 
Freemasonry be asked for some Bjieci 
fications. I named its complicity with 
crime, in its obligations to conceal and 
keep a brother's secrets in crime, 
obey summons and ordera. 

He vehemently denied any such ( 
ligations; said he was a Master Mas 
and an Odd-fellow; knew these chai 
ea false; that they had been gotten up 
to burlesque these orders; that I knew 
nothiog about these orders, or I would 
not indulge in such unfounded charges 
against them; were theae altars a shel 
ter for thieves, robbers and murderers 
he would not remain among them, bit 
. clear in tlnse ilnn^n. 

I repeated from the Fellowcraft' 
oath: ■' Furthermore, I do solemnly 
promise and Bwear that I will obey all 

regular signs and summons sent, hand 
ed or thrown to ma by a brother oi 
lodge of this degree," etc, ; also from 
the third degree: "Furthermore do 1 

promise and swear that a brother Mas 

litted t 

remain as inviolable in my breast as it 
hfs own, murder and treason excepted 
and they left to my own election." 

Said he to me, "Were you in court 
on the witness stand, and asked tbi 
question if these clauses were in theae 
Masooic obligations, would you 
they were!" I answered, "I ce 
ly would." He asked, "How could 
you do that!" I answered, "by having 
takeu these abominable obligatio 
the iodge, and renounced them because 
of their criminality." 

Here the conversation took a mark- 
ed turn; and without another denial o 
these criminal ublig.itons, he said, "'I. 
loo,am opposed to tliejodgejbul on d iff r- 
eot grounds from you. I have not been 
in a lodge for four years. I find myself 
in the lodge associale-d with many men 
of such moral aud social standing, that 

ilr company without disgrace. As a 

9 reply, /The lodge is a good 
iu^h church for me, if I live up to 

l"Jg,',.,l.,;i_;.ni-..Li-, 1 am guodtnougii ," 

Thua supplanting Christ with the lodge. 

yet this Christian minister, know- 

l'.: lelideii'-y u\ the lodge to Ignore 

iupplanl his Master, and to drive 
perishing souls to perdition, will give 
influence by example to the lodge, 
I deny its criminal obligations to tue 
aide world; and then cap it ail, in 
i presence of one who knows the 
ft, with ihe confession of the most 
itbeuish and damning nature of 

Elijah, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, 
irophets had to meet and c 
heir day just such departure 
iving God, in the church 

nd all the 

priesthood, at 

tho sacred alia 

r; and it 

was their duty to cry, and b 
mony in the name of the 
against such apostasy, tho 
stood alone, and are hunted 

vi ng God 
ugh they 
for Iheir 

ife. So now 

let theae that 

'ear God 

more than ma 
the wall, and 

nnail such heathenism to 
refuse to receive sacrec 

hings at the 
lows al any 

hands of any 
onu of these 

one tbat 
altars of 

Viola, 111., Sept 20th, 18V3, 

The righteous are apt to be like well- 
fed children, too wanton, if God should 
appoint them some fasting-days. 

This degree, corresponding to that of 
Husbandman, is the highest in theBub- 
oidinile grange. On entering the can- 
didates first meet the overseer who nays 
(ironically, we imagine) "May the oc- 
casion be one to which yon can in after 
years look back with pride and ph-as- 
" The chaplain remaiks : "Let 


r faith 

without wavering," (So then the Pat- 
rons of Husbandry have a "profession 
of faith." What may it not usurp of 
the offices of the church of God when 
once oommeneed ? This is the grand 
ideain Masonry.) "WhaUoever things 
are true, whatsoever things ate honest, 
whatsoever things are jubi, whatsoever 
things are pure, whatsoever things 
are lovely, whatsoever things 
are of good report : if there be any 
virtue, if theae be nny praise, think on 
theae things." Tins is Srripture, and ia 
the truth, but used aa did the devil 
when tempting Christ, If the mem- 
bers of the grange honestly regarded 
theae words the order would be desert- 

The eadidatca pass on receiving va- 
rious charges from the master, the lec- 
turer, the overseer, and tho throe per- 
sonifications of heathen dielies, Then 
during a aong they join hands and form 
a circle with the master around the al- 
tar. All the members surround them 
in an outer circle with bands joined. 
Then solemn as children playing"Need- 
le'a Eye" the ceremony proceeds, and 
tup master says, "Hero, sistera, around 
our altar, with hands united, we pledge 
to you our friendship. We accept your 
pledge of fidelity, and in turn as we in 
form enclose you within our aacred cir- 
cle, bo will weiu life shield you from 
harm," (Another song). 

i ofa matron, 

you the annual password, signal, grip, 
sign of recognition and patron's test." 
Carefully as it may he hidden, yet tho 
real nature of this as every other secret 
order appears once and again. What 
ihut away from 




iouB ages and characters surround an 
altar" hand in hand in a "aacred cir- 
le." Alas I they are walking after the 
'Enchanter." and already in the toils 
f his net May God give wisdom to 
is children to oppose this most crafty 
od beguiling invention of the devil 
ith the true and effectual weapons of 
lis Spirit and Word. 

In these days I fear tbat good, sound, 
old fashioned, Stout, doctrinal preaco- 
ng is going out of vogue. I beg of 
pou do not yield lo this unhappy drift 

a ihe back bone of truly successfut 
preaching. The mightiest discourses 
iave shaken vast assembles, and 
unners trembling to the cross of 
Christ, have been vitalized by some stu- 
idous '•doctrinal or revealed teaching 
of Almighty God. My bnllinnt neigh- 
Beecher, has unwisely said that 
,rine is only ihe tkiu of truth set 
d stuffed !" Just imagine St. Paul 
.g to Timothy, "Give attendance 
to — Die stuffed skin of truth! 

If you are ever dry, never be_dry in 
ur doctrine sirruona. Always preach 
ctrine with intense emotion. Heat 
ur argument red hot. Introduce all 
the lively and picturesque ill in 
yon can into your doctrinal * 

ill make them interesting, and the 
truth will become pictorial lo tb j mind's 
;ye and to the momory. This was our 
iiviour's method. What a malchleas 
discourse on on the doctrine of God's 
mercy lo the sinner is the parable of 
Prodigal -Son! A good minister is 
nourished in the words of faith and of 
loctrine.— CuyUr. 

Does Took Pastor Taks thk Ctno- 
ube! — If not, perhapB he feels hardly 
ble to take it, or quite as likely he 

does not understand the cause which 
represents and Ihus needs it all the 
ore. Can not voo make him a pres- 
t of the Weekly for a year, or even 
Jf a year! By so doing you will 
rely aid him in " declaring the whole 

counsel of God," 


The Christian Cynosure. 

Chiciwo, l -iifoliiy, Oct. 


We intend to begin next week to 
send every subscriber a postal card two 
weeks before hissubscription expires to 
remind him of that fact, and to ask for 
for a prompt renewal. After the first 
of January we expect to stop all 
papers when the subscription expires 
unless the renewal is previously re- 
ceived. Our loss from arrearages has 
been so great that we feel compelled to 
try this plan. If our subscribers will 
bear these facts in mind and renew at 
least two weeks before their subscrip- 
tion expires, they will encourage and 
assist us greatly. 

We are doing alt we can to make the 
Cynosure a indispensible friend and 
■vid.nee dally 


r labor 

The date on the address tab is not 
understood by all. -It shows the day 
of month aod year to which payment 
is made; thus, i?». 1,9m, i^b indi- 
cate respectively January, June, and 
July 1st, 1875. Please mirk and com- 
pare with the yellow tab on your pa- 


B of Indiana, Westlield, Hamilton 

ct. 29th. 

9 of Wisconsin, Ripou, Oct-22d. 


15th and 16th. 
junty. In I., Lagrange, 

We common^ the letter from Lanca- 
shire, England, found m this number, 
to the thoughtful perusal of our read- 
ers. Like the Epistles of Paul, which 
are separate and independent testimony 
to Christianity, this trans-Atlantic let- 
ter given by a mind wholly outside and 
ignorant oi our movement, is a sepa- 
; proof of the goodness of our cause 

and the 

religion of Ch 

The Independent is rejoicing in the 
decision of the upper court, which 
reverses that of the Superior Court cl 
Cincinnati, and turns the Bible and the 
children's hymna permanently out of 
the public schools of th?t city. Mean- 
time, Archbishop Blanche!, of Ore- 
gon, publicly assails the free-school- 
system as" Godless," because there is 
no religion taught in it ; and declares 
that ''Sectarian Echoola were better 
than Godless schools I" 

That this is the animus and final in- 
tention of the priests and infidel party, 
lias, from the first, been manifest to all 
but such minds as Mr. Henry C. 
Bowen, his pastor, and brother, Tilton, 
who can accuse each other of the 
breach of the seventh commadnment, 
and settle the matter up between them- 
selves without any reference to Christ 
or his church. Thus the Independent 
giveB us schools without a Bible ; edu- 
cation without religion ; churches 
without discipline ; and oaths without 
God ! itgla said Mr. Bowen is to sell 
the Independent and travel in Europe ; 
which is "a consumption devoutly 
be wished." 

The Ridi'jioiix Telescope comes to in 
with a beautiful new heading, and be 
gins its fortieth volume with new to 
kens of reiuvigoration and reuewec 
growth ; an ocular proof of the ful- 
fillment of those promises so full of 
beauty and blessing: "They shall 
new their youth like the eagles ; they 
shall run and not be weary ; tl 
shall walk and not faint." 

The same mail brought us 
second number of the United BrUh, 
Tribune, a paper of a very different 
stamp. If this questionable print does 
not rest for its funds on the lodge, I 
am very sadly mistaken. I called < 
its puMiiih'Tri :ii Harrisburg a few wee 
ago to learn what ground the Tribu 

could get no definite answer. I 
told, however, that the publishers did 
not expect to furnish the money to es 
tablish it, but that "There would b 


boastof the editors in their first num- 
ber. The editors themselves are men 
goodiBb men, used evidently as mert 
decoys and figure heads by the design- 
i who have started, and who in 

bag mi 

a the 

Who furnish the funds of which 

so confidently boast t and for 
what po rp0Be f The second number 

•bar, the first. And. as in our 
I'.te war, every man who talked sottly 
about slavery and secession was a 
traitor at heart, bo with these breth- 
ren. If they do not mean to be false 
to and go back on the time-honored and 
God honored testimony of their church 
against secret societies, the whole spirit 
of their sheet belies them. If they do 
put the name of the United Brethren 
at their mast head, while they mean 
to betray its long settled principles 
they are religious pirates sailing un- 
under a" flag which they hate, in a 
hip which they mean to scuttle. They 
vill pnve in the end to their church 
*hat James Buchanan was to his coun- 
try. Men will abhor them ; their 
en will disown the-n ; and God 
:ast them out with the "fearful, 
unbelieving, and abominable." 

The United Brethren pastor at 
hoenixville, told me he had joined 
vo secret societies already. He was 
mte on Freemasonry; s-iid be could 
ot attend the lectures ; and talked 
juivocally in favor of "The Tribune." 
Cursed be the deceiver, who bath in 
is flock a mate, and vowetb and sacri- 
ficeth unto God a corrupt thing." 
i.: 14. l I would thou wert cold 
U" Rev. iii. : 15. 

Important Action. — The Executive 
Committee took the following important 

1, Voted to put our National politi- 
meeting of all citizens opposed to 
;rel societies at Syracuse, N. Y. , and 
connection with our National Anni- 
rsary there, next May or June, sub- 
ject, of course, to the approval of the 
Syracuse local committee, and the 
Moomoutb political committee, a ma- 
jority of whom were consulted. 

2 We also passed a resolution in- 
tended specially for our agentB, local 
and traveling, that they make the in- 
crease of the Cynosure lUt their first 

all others. 

Evanoelio*l Alliance. — The sixth 
general conference of thi3 body promis- 
es to be the most wonderful meeting it 
has ever held, and the attended. 
Early in the evening of Friday last the 
large hall and parlors of the Young 
Men's Christian Association building in 
New York were filled and crowded with 
delegates of the Alliance and an interest- 
ed audience. Hon. Wm. E. Dodge oc- 
cupied the chair and the exercises open- 
ed with the hymn, 
"From all that dwell below the skies. 

!_■.: the- It-]- 
Thru' even i; 


The scene was grand. Flags of dif- 
ferent nationalities were hung around 
the Hall and the names of Luther, Cal- 
vin, WeBley, Edwards, Knox, Bunyan 
and Wycliffe were conspicuous above 
the platform. Wm. Adams, pastor of 
the Madison Square PreBbyterian 
Church gave the welcoming address, 
and responses were made by Lord Al- 
fred Churchill and Rev. John Stough- 
ton of England, Pastor Fisch of Paris, 
Rev. Frank Coulin of Geneva, Prof. J. 
Dorner and Prof. Chris tile b of Germany, 
Rev. Cohen Stuart of Holland, Narayon 
Sheahadriof India, a native Brahmin, 
and Hon. Chas. Reed member of the 
British Parliament. 

The exercises of the first day were 
held in Steinway Hall which was crowd- 
ed. Wm. E. Dodge in a brief address 
opened the Confeience. Ex-President 
Woolsey of Yale College is the presid- 
ing officer. Reports on the General 
State of Religion in Christendom occu- 
pied most of the day and evening. 

On Saturday and Sunday vast audi- 
ences attended the meetings of the Al- 
liance which were held in the Academy 
of Music, Steinway Hall and various 
city churches. The list of speakers 
was hrge, drawn from every quarter of 
the globe, and tbc 
with the greatest i 


— Another state meeting is under w 
in New York. The friends in th 
state surely do not intend to coi 
promise their motto, "Excelsior" if 



reformation. Elder Barlow, tbc presi- 
dent of the State Association, is about 
to return home after the somewhat ac- 
tive rest of bis vacation. 

— Every subscriber and reader will do 
well to notice what is said of dates, 
the cash system, etc. elsewhere. 
—The Grand Lodge of Illinois is no* 
in session in McCnrmick's Hall in thii 
city. Mr. Robinson of Yates City 
whose letter, published May 16th ii 
the Cynvs-re, has brought him intc 
disrepute with the fraternity, was lasl 
week examined before a committee ol 
Grand Lodgo grandees for his Masonic 
crime of opposing the rascality of a lodge 
master, and buing in earnest for a just 

—0. H. Kelly, secretary of the Na- 
tional grange has written a tetter approv- 
ing the action of the agent Abbot in 
establishing a grange among the grain 
merchants of Boston. He wants grang- 
es among the business men of all our 
seaboard cities to secure the commer- 
cial advantage of the order by keeping 
all trade within the fraternity — a beau- 
tifully specious system to set on foot in 
this country. 

— At Lansing, Mich., occurred the lat- 
est advertising dodge of the Masonic fra- 
ternity. It was the no less noteworthy 
occasion than laying the corner-stone of 
the new state Capitol, and afforded an 
opportunity for the lodge to parade in 
respectable company not to be lost 
Such a conglomeration of militia, Ma- 
politicians, civilians and ecclesiai- 
has never before astonished the 
beautiful Peninsular state. Senator 
Ferry and Chandler, Governor Bagley, 
the Right Reverend Samuel A. McCros- 
key, Episcopal bishop of Michigan, the 
Rev. Noah Fasset, Secretary of state 
Harlan of Illinois, Grand Master Hugh 
McCurdy, Right Eminent Grand Com- 
mander E. J. Garfield, fifteen military 
companies, twenty-one Knight Tern 
plar commanderies and 3,000 Master 
Masons, all of whom took part or lent 
their presence, made a good square job 
for the convenience of the state and the 
glory of the fraternity. 

The >e- 

his adherence to them. We shall hear 

of him— ed. oyn.] 
President Blanchard: 

Rev. and Dear Sir:— I thankfully 
acknowledge the receipt of your favor 
of the 27th ult The current seems to 
be setting againBt secret societies, and I 
They are hateful 
things which disgrace the age and curse 

As you requested I have carefully 
read and re-read the proposed Platform 
of the new party. I like it much. It 
ly and comprehensive. Possibly 
i or two points it might be iro- 
!. By way of suggestion I will 
take the liberty to propose an amend- 
ment to article Eleventh after the word 
"trade," to this effect : As'fast as other 
nations shall reciprocate a like policy. 
This would relieve the article of its ter- 
ror in the minde of ultra protectionists, 
and make it unobjectionable to all men. 
I think the one term principle very 
important, It would be purifying. The 
President would no longer Bpend his 
first term in intriguing and plotting for 
a second. Nearly all our Presidents, 
not excepting the martyr, have played 
the demagogue during their first four 
ears on a national scale. Their re- 
ection has loomed up before tlieir ea- 
er, longing eyes, as the great question 
rertopping all others. I would aug- 
ust that the Twelfth article be modi- 

And finally, we demand for the 
.merican people a one term service of 
i years for the Presidency, the aboli- 
on of electoral colleges, etc. 

> first 

importance to divest the oifice as much 
as practicable of its immense patronage. 
Here lies our greatest danger ; the one- 
man-power in our government is tre- 
mendous, and must be abridged. Would 
it not be advisable to embrace an art- 
icle on this point, without going into 
detail after this wise ?— 

That the executive patronage or one- 
man-power in this government, threat- 
ens its subversion, and should be di 


This is the idea, but it can be better 

thus : 

3. That drunkenness is the curse and 
shame of our land, and the prohibition 
of (he importation and sale of intoxi- 
cating drinks, as beverages, is demanded 
by our national safety and honor. 

7 That war iB detestable and dia- 
bolical, the bloody relic of barbarism ; 
and arbitration is the only Christian and 
civilized method of settling internation- 
al differences. 

I submit the loregoing suggestions 
with great deference. Perhaps they 
mar more than mend. One word fur- 
ther, touching the name of the new 
party. I have seen it suggested that 
it be called the "American Party." Is 
not this too indefinite and undescriptive, 
besides the prejudice of some from its 


fix t The National Raroi 

propriate. I do not agree with Shalt 
peart in his reply to the questh 
"What's in a name t" Especially in i 

station to a political party. It should 
e as* descriptive as possible. 
I shall be happy to hear from you 

ITews of our "Work 

The State AssociatlountTopska. 

on oppos 

The Kansas State J 

call, in the Court House on 1 
at 2 P. M. 

The Association, after the eta 
officers for the ensuing year, appointing 

ing to some preliminary business, ad 
journed to meet in the United Breth 
ern Church, at 6P.M. 

At the evening session, the audienci 
was addressed on the "Evils of Secret- 
ism" by Rev. I. A. Hart, editor of 
the Christian Cynosure, after which, 
the committee previously appointed 
presented the following resolutions, 
which were unamiously adopted. 

Resolved, 1, That although there 
are multitudes in the field of conflict, and 

and organized — with God on our side, 
and Christ our leader, we have no need 
to fear. 

2. That the new and disguised form 
of the great Bystem of evil, known as 
secretism, should induce us to be on 
our guard ; for Masonry, as a whole, is 
only another name for illuminiam ; Good 
Templarismjs diluted Masonry ; grange 
ism is Masonry scarcely diluted, ant 
hence we need to look at things mon 
than names to escape fearful imposi- 
tion; as grangeism is one of the mom 
plausible, cunning and dangerous furnu 
of this evil. 

3. That we call upon the farmers o 
the country to pause and reflect befort 

; the 

doubtful propriety as respects policy : 
and which is, so far as principle is 
cerned, so foreign to the true spirit of 
an honest yeomanry, and the gospel 
and character of Jesus Christ. 

4. That we warn the laboring and 
honest citizenship of the country that 

cy, to say the least, aod a dangerous 
weapon in the hands of scheming Ma- 
sons and broken down politicians. 

5. That we also in the name, and on 
the behalf of maimed and crippled jus- 
tice, and dishonored and outraged re 

i the 

e behalf of the Christian church, 
ministers and members, protest 
it the daring and impious interfer 
if Masonry with their most sacred 

reflected on this subject by the testim 
ny already elicited, and the character 
the witness against tht system of t 

i the 

amine this subject fully and wit 
prejudice, and to walk in the ligh 

7. That the imperilled interest of 
justice, and the very existence of our 
Republic require that those combina- 
tions that impede the execution of tbc 
one, and usurp and defy the power 
and prerogatives of the other, be aban- 
doned and opposed by all lawful means 
in our power. 

8. That we rejoice that some of 
the Christian denominations occupy 
such high, noble and unmistakable 
ground on this subject; and we urge 

ipondence, and a 



nd the friends of 
the cause to arm themselves with the 
truth revealed in such works as the 
revelations of Bernard, Morgan, 
Stearns, Finney and others, and sup 
port in active service the Cliristian 
Cynosure, and lecturers sent into the 

10. That we urge laborious local 
effort, and that every one who I as 
light shall make it shine round about 
him; and the cultivation of a spirit that 
will bring every friend of liberty, truth 

discuss principles and devise measures 
suited to avert the danger into which 
church and stale are brought by secret 

J. Dodds, Secretary. 


The second annual gathering of this 
organization was called to meet in Le- 
raysville, Pa. The people of the vil- 
lage became tangled in discussion about 
the propriety of allowing the meeting 

to be held in the Congregational church. 
Those who held views Masonic, saic 
they would leave.and never payanothei 


f the 

i allow 

the church. The opposition said they 
would do no more for the church if it 

the trustees were divided, and most de- 
cidedly so. At length the trustees vot- 
ed that the church might be opened 
for one lecture and one only, designa- 
ting the writer as the lecturer. This 

i had! 


the date uf the meeting. 

The friends of truth, "nothing daun 
ed," with teams and timbers, labor an 
lumber soon had constructed a nic 
stand and auditorium in the edge of 
grove near the village, on the land of 
our active Congregational friend, Simon 
Brink, Esq. 

The Masons, whose cause we are 
said to ' 'always help" bo much where- 
ever we hold a meeting, with their 
usual discretion, bad reported through 
the country that the Anti-masons had 
learned that they could not have a bouse 
in Lemysville and had shown the pru- 
dence of [riving up their meeting alto- 
gether. Meanwhile our heralds, with 
fleet horses, followed close behind and 
dissipated the fond hopes of our Mason- 
ic admirers, by telling the facts. By 
the first afternoon a large and earnest- 
faced audience filled the seats in front 
of the stand, while Revs. J. L. Bush, 
C. F. Hawley aud L. N. S. attempted 

In the evening a large audience gath- 
ered in the Congregational church and 
remained for two hours and a half, list- 
ening to the brief prayer of Rev. C. F. 
Hawley, and the address by L. N. S. 
The next day the meetings were all that 
could be desired in the grove. Many 
of the^most influential and wealthy citi- 
zens of the place came out to hear. 
The address of C. F. Hawley in the 
afternoon we have seldom beard surpass- 
ed.' In the evening we both spoke in 
the Wesleyan church in Herrickville to 
& full bouse. 

All these meetings were attended 
with the influence of the Spirit and 
were stamped with success. There 
was au earnestness in both face and 
heart which "meant business" from 
the ■■nil..- with every one pres- 

I'he plnwingand planting which Rev. 
G. M. Hardy did in this region to start 
the work of Christian reform will not 
be forgotten during this generation. 
His praise was repeatedly spoken to 
us for Christ's sake. Besides this, the 

es, the mobbing and threatened doom 
of Bro- Rathbun when pastor here, be- 
gat an opposition to secret conclaves 
and midnight assassins which is seldom 
found elsewhere. Rev. J. L. Bush is 
winning golden opinions as he is seek- 
ing to prune and consolidate and build. 
He is the President of the Association 
for the ensuing year. Bro. Campbell 
is recording secretary, and the noble 
and self-sacrificing veteran, David 
Beardeley, is the corresponding secre- 
tary. Provisions are being made for 
quarterly meetings of the Association. 
1 sold fifty-five Anti-masonic hooks 
while there; for I went with a determi- 
nation to sell, and I did. So they have 
Morgan, Finney and Greene to back up 
the truth and to tell more. 

It is believed that this convention did 
much to tear away the mask of preju- 
dice which the Masons have thrown 
over the feelings of the community. 
The time was when Fredrick Douglass 
was not allowed to sp?ak in the Lerays- 
ville churches in favor of the suffering 
slave, though now that appears astonish- 
ing. So the day speeds on when It 
will appear to be as singular that there 

Christian people were rejected from a 
Christian church, for wishing to speak 
in honor of Christ and country. 
••Aid its dawning tongue and pen, 
Aid it hopes of honest men, 
Aid it |»ji|.tr, aid i! type, 

Men of ih-.i'ifilit and men of; 

Pursuant to a call issued by 
the Executive Committee, and pub- 
lished in the county papers, a 
large number of the citizens of 
this county met at Montpolier, in mass 
convention, on S-tturday, Sept 27th, 
and proceeded to business by electing 
John O. Mattoon, Chairman, and H.S. 
Kirk, Sec'y- The Chairman in a few 
well-chosen remarks slated the objects 
of the Convention. A committee of 
four wasappointed on nominations, viz: 
D. G. Hart, of Jefferson Township, 
James Cummins, ol'Madison, W. Lind- 
say of Bridqewater, and D. Sboup of 

appointed to report aplatfon 

composed ol J. T. Kiggina. Geo. Dor 
Bhimer, Sr.Curlice Cogswell, James H. 
Moore and J. P. Stoddard. 

Rev. J. P. Stoddard of Chicago ad- 
dressed the convention while the Com- 
mittees were at work. He occupied 
about an hour and a half in prese 
a logical and eloquent discourse upon 
''The Tyranny of Masonry," Th 
course evinced great ability, thorough 
preparation, and entire familiarity with 
standard Mnsonic authors. After tbi 
address.Rev. J. T. Kiggina announced 
committee on platform ready to report. 
The report was read, eliciting frequent 
responres of 'good! good!" "tbat'i 
sol" etc. It was unaminously adopted. 

presented its report, which was receiv- 
ed and each candidate was unanimously 

eaoh township was appointed to attend 
to the distribution of tickets, etc. 

Whereas, All political parties cease 
to be useful or necessary when the prin 
ciplea upon which they are based hav< 
been either permanently established, 
or hopelessly defeated; and, 

Whereas, wc recognize the issuei 
heretofore separated tht 


settled; and both parlies 
wishes, and the interests of the masse 
while for the sake of power, they cou 
the great moral evils which moat ne« 
reforming; and, 

Whereas, we believe the fuudamei 
tal principles of all secret orders to 1 
contrary to the principles of civil aud 
religious liberty; and the extra judicial 
oaths of speculative Fr< 
also llie oliligitions of ;il 
ders to be in conflict with the obliga- 
tions of American citizenship; believing 



to the extent of concealing their 
is thereby totally unfitted lo e 
the functions of any office of Irus 



j, the 1 

sed sab- of ininxiiii 
ting liquors, as a beverage, destroy, 
thousands of lives, and costs millions of 
money annually, tilling ourprmuns will: 
criminals and our almshouses with pau 
pers, besides causing untold suffering 
and building up and legalizing a cor 
rupt and dangerous power, commonlj 
known as, ''the whiskey ring;" and, 
Whereas, The parties in power havt 

and criminal dishonesty in expending 
and in appropriating to themselves t 
public funds, nol only through th 
representatives in Congress and tl 
State Legislature, but also in the con 

Whereas, chartered companies t 
very rapidly assuming the altitude 
oppressive monopolies, in extorti 
from the people unjiiflt and exorbila 
tribute, and obtaining by corrupt leg 
lation vast and invaluable grants of ( 
[.mt. In- hinds; and. 

Whereas, in view of the foregoing 
facts it must be apparent to all that all 
giiotl citizens who desire to breathe 
purer political atmosphere must j >i 
the two 'parties which have for son 
-ally dead, and are 

in the 

: of 1 

Resolved, I. Thai we will support 
no man for tih>e who is connected, or 
in sympathy with any secret orJer.and 
who will nol do all in his power lo 
break up the corrupt rings and to have 
placed upon our statute books the fact 
lhat (he oaths and obligations of these 
orders are illegal, and dangerous lo 
American institutions. Holding that 
the first thing requisite in a man who in 
to exercise the functions of office for a 
free people is, that he be a free 

II. That it is the duty of the State 

to pioti-cl society from crime, and i Is 
citizens from wrong; especially tht: 
weak aud helpless. That the manufac- 
ture and sale of intoxicating liquors as 



errongng t hoii-n'ids i.f helpless wom-u 
and children, — robbing them at once 
of husband a-id fat hi r, an.) of (be com- 
forts of life. That to ignore these facts, 
or to license this wicked traffic is alike a 

the state is fearfully responsible. That 
the only safeguard against this great 

wc pledge ourselves lo co operate with 
the friends of temperance in everv fair 
iind legitimate, way to procure such a 

III. That the legislative bodies thai 
charter railroad, and other Corporations: 
should also regulate and control the 

perations, and prevent t em from en- 
roaching upon Hi.- right-; of th" people, 
aying tnthem '-Thus far shall thou go 

IV. That those who are placed in 
(Bee an; to be considered servants of 
he people, and not sovereigns. That 

their salaries should correspond to the 
amount of labor performed and the 
actual responsibility assumed, aud not 
be governed by the amount of money 
men do or might realize in the various 
callings of life, always contingent upon 

selves to oppose and reform so far as in 
our power the extravagance and dis- 
honesty in this respect. That we un- 
qualifiedly condemn the course of Con- 
gress in the late "salary bill" passed, 
and demand its speedy repeal. That 
we no less condemn the course of our 

county officers for receiving extra pay. 
H. S. Kirk. Secretary. 


in the Church. 

soling on the 1 

. of 

the Dia- 

ch, of Ligionier, C. G. Fait pre- 
ferred charges against 0. YV. Chap- 
complaining and saying, "My 
grievances have been treated with si- 
lent contempt by Bro. Chapman, as 
have been those of Bro. Landon and 
Bro. Fry," with aevornl others whose 
names he proceeded lo mention. 
Seme explanations followed by Chap- 
man, Fait, Landon and myself, when 
Chapman made the following state- 
ment : "I didn't kuow any difficulty 
existed between me and any one. I 

brethren. If there is anything wrong 
it is with them. I don't know anything 

Al this point another parly came in 
with some explanation** which brought 
the meeting to a speedy close. The 
next evening was appointed to "hear 

On the evening of the 14th, a com- 
mitlco was appointed to decide tbc 
case. C. d. Fail proceeded to read 
charges against Gh W. Chapman,; af- 
ter considerable sparring Bro. Fail's 
case was dropped, and Laudon's taken 
up and disposed of. Fail's case came 
up again, but could not be satisfactorily 
disposed of, and was laid over for a fu- 
ture hearing. I was llien called on for 
charges, lo which 1 replied, "I have 


icully without bringing it 

nsk Bro. Chapman, and 
at iB this : Did you know or did 
ui not know that any dlffioulty 
isted between yourself and me prior 
it evening." Hn replied, "I won't 
iBwer that question." I preened his 
a&onB, saying, '-Itia a plain question, 
and yes or no will answer it" He re- 
plied, "I am n 

jUBt like (his, ifyo 
, I will put y, 

say yo 
in jail 

the brethren if they i 
back of that answer. 

Chapman then inquired, --Has 

one else any charges nga'nsl 
if not, I have charges " 


■eihvl to rend i 


;, of which the second 

used about the first of December, 

71 , lo a Mason, a member of the 

E. Church in ibis p'Hce, who said 

the Disciple* 


"Most ol the 

hes are members of secret 

orders, and tbey »r.' the best members 

d the best material you have in your 

church, and you can'l get along with- 

I replied : "YeB ; we 


i Odd-follow dea- 

rupt any church, I don't know what is. " 
This language, it teems, had brought 
down Ihe ire of the fraternity, and 
badly mutilated, and with m inufac- 

urfd additions, formed the second 


ull not all- 




of w 

at fra 

spiml in Ihe cinmi- 

of nl 

lad. |i 


e trial, if auch it 


or tllC 

ell ado 

» n 

f,irne«. 1 was 


1 a ™ py „ 

the charge,, nor 



The ca,e w«i re- 


h U 

tl.e co 
,f (ecr 

a. mi 

lee composed of 
lent and '-jack,, - 





BO that Ma.onry 


>. W 


fft-r.' defended, 





pr ic-.'ded it be 
npaienlthat tbe 





offenca «,s my 
in. and tint the 
a my lis- of file 


f II,. 





indignntio'i and 

tclion*. Al length anilTirtwas 
by (1. W. Chnp'nn.ilo expel me, 
tiled. Outraged and outgeneral- 
ed for the present, the meeting ad- 
journed sine die. On Lord's Day. 
:mber 31st, before the congrega- 
w isi|fiinis,e 1, Chupm in !ippoinl"d 
cling for Tuesday evening. ,lanu- 
2d, 1872, for the purpose of 
irins; acknowledgements if there 
9 any to be made," 


Pursuant to appointment the mm 
bers convened at the church on t 
evening of the 2d of January, 187 
G. W. Chapma-., presiding, read Mai 
iviii. 16-3C, inclusive; offered a M 

sonic prayei 
of God no: 
Charges we 


r the 

referred to, and I was 
a required to make an 
acknowledgement and ask forgiveness. '■ 
The machinery was soon in motion 
and the ''row" began inside, while 
members of the craft and "cowans" 
were outside viewing the scene 
through the windows. It was now 
plainly indicated that Chapman had 
improved the interval between Decem- 
ber 18th and January 2d, in manufac- 
turing public opinion aud educating his 
force up to the voting point ; and the 
result was, that every man, woman and 
child in the church that he could con- 
trol were in attendance ; a circum- 
stance the m«re palpable, in view of 

•uld : 


respectable audie 

preach on any ordinary occasion. This 
meeting exceeded the former meetings 
in unfairness, browbeating and vitupe- 
ration. If any person stated facts fa- 
vorable to me, they were made the 
subject of vituperation, and brow- 
wholly useless, as well as unsafe, for 
any one to spe-tk favorable of me. 

It was evident to every honest, ob- 
serving mind that under a mark o! zeal 
for the church, Chapman had 
the opportunity to vindicate Ma 
against the ohurch and gratify private 
hostility, and as I was the iirst victim 
of Masonic vengeance in the Disciples' 
Church, it was intended to teach such a 
lesson as would forever silence me and 
intimidate othera ; and thus this mod- 
ern DiatrepheB, who by craft has 
worked himself into the chief seat in 
thej .synagogue, can stay there and 
continue to change the pure Gospel of 
Christ into "another gospel which is 
not another," and overrun and cast out 
all who will not obey him. 

Finally Elder Stitea aaid, "There is 
nothing so very wrong that I can see. 
If Bro. Fry will say that he is sorry it 
will all be right." I asked if he 
me to acknowledge on that 
charge. He replied, -*Of 
I told him I never would do 
lemed the signal. Their 

Aug. 21st., 1873. 
Meatrs. Ezra A. Cook it Co. : 

Gentlemen: — I have been engaged 
in a discussion for some time against 
the 3ecret order that calls itself Good 
Templarism, whicli has come from your 
6ide of the Atlantic to this country, in 
which it has spread with great rapidity. 
that, hke all other 
calculated to do a 
great deal of mischief, and warned the 
young of my own organization very 
I also published 
aecripturaluess of 
it, and gave a lecture and wrote a great 
many letters published in some of our 
newspapers. At first nearly all the 
nisters in the locality and the great- 
part of the Christian public were 


rage and \ 

hie. J. Ii. Bradei 

sprang to bt 
nd him an 


ness I" K. Hathaway c 
ness I" Peter tiiaterhen made motione 
wiib his hands and feet, as much as tc 
aay, "Out mit him ; out mil him I" 

At thie point G. W. Chapman pro 
ceeded to take the vote to expel me. 
But many hesitating, he said in an au- 
thoritative tone, "Brethren,! want you 
to stand by me." Another effort was 
made, and this time he succeeded ; foi 


"jacks," 6tood by him and Ii 




The_olher charges, four in number, 
iucluding the additional ones, appear 
to be more of a private nature so far as 
it relates to Chapman and myself, and 
as aucu I have not thought proper to 
go into detail at present, but for the 
sake of my brethren who may see 
this narration, I feel that a condensed 
ataiemeni of facts would not be amiss. 

Tbe charges are : , First, that 1 
knowingly and wilfully absented my- 
self from Lord's Day, worship, and the 
Lord's [able without any just cause 
whatever. Plead guilty of absenting 
myself when G. W. Chapman 


cation not admissible. 3d. That 1 had 
without reason, misrepresented t his 
language while leading a prayer-meet- 
ing. Plead. "Not guilty ;" that bis 
own admission proved my 
correct 4ih. That I had; 




'•A bishop must then be blameles." 
moreover, he must have a good report 
of them whioh are without; but when 
the members will not come out to 
bear Bro. Chapman preach, and some 
who will not stay, and the world 
blames the church for keeping Bro. 

and the church get themselves into 
proper position. 

filb. That I had disturbed the pray- 
er-meeting. Plead, "Not guilty." 

My expulsion was decreed, hence no 
testimony in my favor could influence 
them, and no justification on the part 
of an Anti-mason waa admisaable. 

Several times during the trial, I 
asked for a copy of the charges ; but 
was only allowed to examine the origi- 
nal as best I could, while business waa 
being hurried through with the great- 
uut possible speed, and amid the con- 

fusion and interruption they were c 
very.litlle service to me. After I wa 
expelled I went to secretary Cornell a 
different times for a copy of th 
charges. He refused, saying, "I 
don't Know what you want with them; 
they won't do you any good, any- 

At last, after about three weekB, I 
obtained a copy, but did so by a writ- 
ten order from Elder Edmond Rich- 

) thai 

oask for justice when Masonic in- 
:e is predominant, I look forward 
e time when God's people will 
e out ami bo leparate," and there 
be a teparation. "For what 
iunion hath light with darkness, 
what concord hath Christ with 
; or what part hath he that be- 
lieveth with an infidel." 

J. M. Far. 

I i-.Mi--\)l,inthjl.rili'l-. 


, few e 


i still; though in 
been the means of checking the further 
growth of the order. Some one who 
of my views and conflict has sent 
'o copies of the June numbers of 
paper, "The Christian Cynosure," 
for which I have been very grateful, 
far as I can gather from these pa- 
s they are the organs of an anti-se- 
: society you have in America, and 
b such a society 1 am in full and en- 
sympathy, and have, within the 
. few months attempted to form one 
England, but have hitherto failed, 
m therefore in the locality fighting 
the battle alone. Templarism is that 
which just here at present is doing most 
njury. I thought when I read the pa- 
pers I would venture to write to you 
id endeavor to put myself in corres- 
mdence with the editor in the hope of 
ereby obtaining some sympathy and 
help, aud if in ray power, extending the 
to your society. I send you, per 
post, a copy of my little tract and 
Other printed matter I happen to 
at my hand on tbe Templar 
:on. I should like very much to 
sunn- oi the books you advertise, 
which I think I should obtain 

ry exposed" and the Rev. J. W. Bain's 
book on "Secret Orders" I should like 
very much, and if I knew how I would 
send you the price of them with post- 
age and request you to forward them, 

the money I shall do it with gratitude. 
Have you any books or pamphlets, or 
bills direct on Teraplariara) These I 
ihould like very much. I have also 
been longing for some time to have 
ome reliable information as to the real 
Sects of this order in America. It 
t represented by Good Templars here 
a an instrument of great good there, 
nd the means of reclaiming many con- 
firmed drunkards. Is this so 1 What 
ire its general moral effects! 
If you could hand this note over 

:ie,y, who would t take a little interest 

n the matter in this country and ask 

lim to write to me, I should indeed be 

grateful, and can assure you, you will 

thereby doing good. 

A nam a-king you to forgive the 

uble I ask you to take, I am, my 

Iteunrt of ComniiHi ■■ .. 

Whtreat, These same combinalions 
itrol to an alarming extent the laws 
of our land, causing the banner of jus- 
:e to trail in the dust, and the guilty 
go unpunished; and, 
Whereas, Masonry is false and byp- 

i Ohri 



Tuesday evening the houfe was 
packed full, the doom and all the win- 
dows were crowded with eager hearers; 
some to hear how much they were ex- 
posed, others seeking for the true light. 
Seme of the Masons, enraged, lost their 
* jewel;" but the elder was more than 
their match. The little leven here has 
spread many miles and is still spreading; 
where people only dare think Masonry 
was wrong they whisper; where they 
dare only whisper, they speak aloud. 
These lectures are what we need more 
than preaching, W§ pray the Muter 

to send forth laborers into the field. 
Mrs. E. Garth. 
The following indication of deeav in the 
lodges is a good one. Let it be Cverj- 

Two years ago or nearly, your paper 
commenced coining to m; by the order 
(f some one I know not who. I like the 
paper and still mire th n cause it advo- 
cates I think the opposition to secret 

are ashamed to have it publicly known 
that theybelongtothe Masons, I think 
iheir cause is tending downward, and 
that isbecoming the case now almost 

who will almost deny they are Masons 
and when charged upon them seem to 
feel as guilty asifthey had been caught 

i their 

eighbor'a hen t 

Delegates ! 1 

nd the Indiana 
State Convention at Westfield from a 
distance, and come by railroad will 
come to Nobleville, on the Indianapo- 
lis and Pen K. R. where conveyance 
will be in waiting on Tuesday, aud 
Wednesday morning. Provision will 
be made for the enterlainment of all. 

Wm. Taibkri, 

Pbtbr Rich. 

Absalom Ballard. 


al in i 


tity and the value of its sei 

exclusive, selfish and unjust in its pre 

tended benevolence. It inculcates e 

>us worship in which (here is no 

Mediator, no atonement and no confts- 

inofaiu. It professes to save men 

the sole groundof Masonic morality, 

thout the aid of Christ. It bind* 

3n to keep secret and discharge dutief 

of which they are profoundly ignorant 

:ontrary to the laws ot God and man. 

Itimposea many extra-judicial oaths, 

contrary to Christ's poritive command, 

"Swear not at all." The language ol 

its oaths is disgusting and profane, its 

penalties horrible, and its obligation* 

e disobedie 

o the 


both o 
are friv 

, contemptible and in some cases 
blasphemous; and its titles anti-repub- 
and unchristian. All of whi-h 
>e known by every intelligent man. 

Resolved; 1. That our position as 
. church against secret societies ia right 
.nd in harmony with the word of God 
■In secret have I said nothing." 

2. That we earnestly invite all that 
lave been beguiled into the meshes of 
ecretism to come out from among them 
nd be separate and touch not the un 

3. That we will put forth renewed 
fforts to enlighten the people on the 

subject of secretism and its irreligious 
tendencies, by preaching, by moral 

aaion and in every possible way. 

We recogniie Tlie Christian Cyno 

ghty c 

h the powers of darkness and wil 
in its ciculation, and in the circuits 
i of other literature bearing upo> 

The first *'palron of husbandry" lost 
s chance in the garden of Eden by 
tening to some one who told him that 
I was immortal without the help of 
God who made him. Let those farmers 
.re swallowing this new story about 
»me old subject, take warning by 
tbe fate of their progenitors and study 
ir BihleB instead of swearing hideous 
ba, and depending on dark lantern 
gea for information borrowed from 
ithen philosophers about the immor- 
tality of the soul. — E.O.S. in Bible 

e American We«leyan, in iis last 
gives an account of a di«gracefu 
mob thatiulerr upted and attempted per 
sonal harm to Rev. J. P. .Stoddard at 
Spencerville, Ind., who was delivering 
a speech against Freemasorry. -Wt 
know of no reason why a man win 
chooses to be a Mason should not Lav. 
the priviledge to follow his inclination- 
and on the other band, we believe i 
any man thinks the institution is injn 

ight to expr 




In this free country opinions are not 
put down by mob violence. If persons 
are not In sympathy with a public lec- 

turer they have the right to Btay awaj 
from his performances, or lister 
to him respectfully. Mobbing lec- 
turers on Romanism and Masonry if 
a pastime for which men should be 
made to answer before legal tribunals, 
and we hope that those who suffer al 
the hands of such mobs will vindicate 
the rights of an American citizen by a 
vigorous prosecution of the offenders. 
— Central Chris, Advocate. 


Citv.— One of the "breathing hol- 
of hell," a saloon, opposite the Expos 
tion building fired up literally Sunday 
night, and for a short time the latest 
glory of Chicago waa in danger. A tir 
roof saved it.— Wm. R. Al^er, the sue 
cesser of Theodore Parker, of the Bos 
ton Music Hall Unitarians is delivering 
a course of lectures in this city. His 
lecture of Sunday evening on "Chival- 
ry" was a veritable Masonic compound 
of Christianity and knight-errantry. 

— A meeting has been called by the 
Slate Farmer's Association to be held 
in this oft? Oct. 22nd.— The Exposi- 
tion still flourishes and Is appreciated 
by hosts of visitors. A 'p-cial occasion 
is to be made of the Fire Anniversary, 
Oct. 9th. and a general holiday is re- 
commended. — Heavy robberies have 
been made from goods Bhipped by the 
Star Union freight line near the city. 
Two of the robber gang were late- 
ted and are on trial. Their 

Country. — President Grant expects 
toentertain the Evangelical Alliance in 
Washington on the Hih. — The scar- 
city of currency in New York is mak- 
ing it valuable. It is thought among 
financier-, that a few weekB continu- 
ance of the present distress will make 
it as valuable as gold, and thus pre- 
pare the way for a return to specie 
payments. — Jay Cooke & Co. are pre 
pared to settle with their creditors with- 
out calling them together.— Capt. Bud 
dingtonand the ' 

at Memphis over 50 deaths last Sun- 
day ; at Shreveport there is uo abate- 
ment. Relief is coming from all quar 

*.I.--,HUI> II 

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

Hon. John Ouincv Adams' Letter, 

Hiving Hiaaud His Father's Opinion of Freemason r 

Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

Giving Uls Opinion of F 

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throne as Henry V. Thiers has been 
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the Assembly- Cliambord is a violent 
Royalist and Catholic, His policy is 
to elevate the priesthood in France, r< • 
Btoifl the Pope to his temporal power 
and aid Don Carlos, the Spanish Bour- 
liuii Catholic. 

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"Murder and Treason not Exceeptd." 

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Who Murdered Capt. Wm. Morgan? 

Ab duo tion and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

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guarded by live men, who waid they were actiny ;is 
assistants to French, and under hii orders. Wink' tiliu 
secluded and ^uardi.-d. Iiisojiin^l with \ or 5 of his friends ar- 
rived, iindthi'loriiii-i .'liter iv.ine nhuil detention waa permitted 
by French to see him. The constable waa then asked for a 
sight, or description of the warrant by virtue of which he 
held Miller in custody, but he steadily refused to exhibitor 
describe it; but still left no doubt ou the mind of Miller or hin 
counsel, that the warrant waa in a criminal proeeediny, 
and lit length avowed that it had been issued by a magis- 
trate at Le Hoy. It should here he suited that about h days 
before the successive arresta of Morgan and Miller, Daniel 
Johns, whose Budden appearance at Batavia has been men- 
liuii'd, suddenly ili^.i[>|.<;ir '-I In. in that place. A short time 
aft-;r Miller's introduction to the lodge room at Stafford, this 
same Daniel Johns entered the room, 

inspire terror into th-'oiptivc. Miller however ventured to re- 
monstrate Willi lii in, 1 1, iviiil( !■ .'trued in some way which he can- 
not recollect, thutJulins wns Ins prosecutor. Johns however 
answered in a voice that faltered a little, ' ' Miller, I am only 
doing what I have been ordered to do." During hist deten- 
tion in the room, one of the guards told him in language 
loud enough to be heard by all iu the room, that he waa not 
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 asked, "What tribunal <" He replied, "You will 
■ee." The others made no remarks m denial ureipl.uialioii, 
but he heard one man say lo another, "Miller is nothing but 

3 themselves from proceeding with Miller to 
uthce at Le Roy, would be a useless waste of our 
1 the patience of tha reader, 
iiilest, that thu conspiratort wiih«d to aansume 

.ntil night should faror the 

_nd from that time his resolution seemed somewhat 
shaken. About dusk the whole crowd proceeded, with much 
noise and tumult, to Le Koy, i miles, and after many efforts 
on the part of French to prevent him from so doing, Miller 

got himself placed before the justice, who had ?-■ 

at liberty to go where he pleased. This — ' 
o'clock in the evening. It appeared fro 
i gist rate that i 

that he wb= 

and one John Davids, 

docket of the 
in issued against Miller, 
__ the oath and at the request of Dan- 
iel Johns' John Davids bad 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 he wits discharged from the arrest. Miller having 
thus obtained permission to return, was making the best of 
his way to a public house, when French and Johns suddenly 
appeared again. The former endeavored 10 seize Miller by the 
collar, and called loudly for help to retake the prisoner— 
John- asked if there was no person there who would help to 
secure that man. But although attempts were made to regain 
pr.viL'ssiuii of Miller, he succeeded in niching a public hoi- 
and after another ineffectual attempt by French and his 
associates to prevent him, lie returned late at night to Batavia. 
and relieved his family ironi terror and alarm. That this 
lawless assemblage of men took place for the purpose of se- 
ciinugtheurrest'of Miller, by virtue of a process never in- 
tended to he acted upon, we shall take no trouble to show to 
the public. We have conclusive proof from the express dec- 
larations of those who led the troop, and from various other 
sources, that one of the objects thev in view was to pull the ollice of Mill-r, il that should b« uewwsitry for tlw 


Beneath Slorriuli'a rocky aide 
A sontle fountain springs; 

Silent and soft its waters glide. 
Like peace the spirit brings. 

The thlnty Arab stoops to drink 

The cool and quid wave ; 
The thirsty spirit stays to think 


Ohl grant that I, like this 

May Jesus' image bear. 
Ami spend my life, my nil, lo tell 

How full His mercies are. 


J,„iil i.lloy. 

Sowing tlie Good Seed. 
The Lord must take care of i 

heave d. 

"Cast thy bread upon the waters: 
for thou shalt find it after many days." 
Some seeds doubtleaB will fall by the 
wayside, some on stony places, some 
among thorns— but other into good 
ground. Our business is to sow, and 
keep sowing broadcast, scatter the good 
seed; the Lord will take careof the ger- 
mination, the growth tind the crop; 
leave the results with him. Paul may 
plant and Apollo* water, but God alone 
must give the increase. Do not be 
discouraged, friends, if the fruit of 
your labors does not immediately ap 
pear. Sow on, pray on. Speak u 
good word for Jesus, warn the unru 
comfort the feeble-minded, support I 
weak, be patient toward all men. " 
not weary in well doing, for in c 
time ye shall reap if ye faint not." " 
that goeth forth and weepelh. beari 
preciouaseed.shatl doubUesBCumeagi 
rejoicing, bringing; hie sheaves with 
"Let us do good c 

To some sad bea 

For glo<" 

Both need the sympathy we 

One very important method of ' 'i 
ing '\i- Ltood seed" is through the 
dium of the press, the circulatio 
gaol !>-.>'>kK. pipers and tracts. Ti 
will impart light and life, preach when 
no audible voice is heard, in tb 
and out of it, by the wayside 
merchant's desk, in the stage 
the steamboat, the rail car, thi 
the domestic circle; they preach and 
keep preaching when we sleep and 
when we wake. They hesitate n 
declare the whole truth, boldly 
compromisingly. Many pulpits fail to 
do thi 

Lecturing and preaching are great 
things, but they are not the gi 
They can do something which the press 
cannot do; but the press can do much 
which they cannot do. Printed li 
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 angelB of God, blessing all, giving 
to all, and asking no gift in ret 

subjects, in all places, and at all he 
And they can talk to one as well 
maltitude, and to a multitude ;ts 
as to one. They require no p 
room to tell their story in. They 
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 fields; »nd they dread no noisy or 
tumultuous interruption. They take 
no notice of scoffs, or jeers or taunts; 
of noisy folly, or malignant rage. They 
bear all things, suffer all things. They 

i talk < 

the i 

great as to drown all other voices. No 
one can betray them into haity or ran- 
dom expressions. And they will wait 
men's time, and suit themselves to 
men's occasions and convenience. They 
will break off. at any point, and begin 
at any moment where they broke off. 
And though they will not always an- 
swer questions, th'-y will tell 


ish them. And they can be 
nude to speak on every subject, and 
on every subject they may be made to 
speak wisely and well. They oan, in 
short, be made vehicles of all truth, 
the teachers and reformers of all clas- 
ses, the regenerators and benefactors of 
all lands. 

'■We want our friends to give this 
subject their attention. We feel per 
suaded that the importance of the press, 
as a means of spreading simple, gospel 
truth and promoting Christian piety, is 
not yet fully understood; or if it ie, 
the presB hasnevei yet been sufficiently 
employed in this great work," 

this easy n 

How seldom do visitors and 

lera furnish themselves with these 

t messengers 6( truth, while the 

enemy of all righteousness scatters 

widely the poison of romance, lewdness 

and infidelity. D. F. Newtoit. 

The Shocking Prayer. 
Many years ago, Bays Dr. Liefchild, 
I was journeying through the West of 
England to fulfill a public engagement, 
and in order to enjoy the scenery and 
breathe the fresh air, I and my com- 
panions were seated outside the mail 
coach. The day was sunny, the road 

tpproaching the city where the fine 
iquare towers of the cathedral rose ov- 
;r the surrounding buildings, and added 
architectural to natural beauties. We 
.11 in good spirits, and willing to en- 
joy the scene. A respectable young wo- 

on the other side, a vivacious and talk- 
alive gentleman, who seemed to think 
that he proved his high breeding by 
frequently using oatha. Presetly he 
addressed the young woman alluded to, 
in a free and not very refined style, 
mingling :m oath or two with bis speech. 
She looked uneasy and abashed, and 
did not reply. Upon her silence, he 
rudely remarked to her, "Why don' 

of? 1 suppose you have said your 
prayers this morning!" As she con 
tiDued silent, I spoke to her, and said 
• 'You see the gentleman has said his 
prayers/" "Yes, sir," she added 
•■ and shocking oneB they are." Thf 
profane swearer now appeared confused. 
and after a time thought fit to apolo- 
gize, and to confess that he was asham- 
ed of himself. My companions and I 
now raised a favorite tune, and eech 
one taking a part in the strain, the ef- 
fect upon our fellow -passengers appear 
ed to be very favorable. Our late swear- 
ing neighbor was very attentive, and 
seemed interested in us, and anxious t< 
learn who, and what we were. Wi 
continued our singing, and as I gavi 
out verse after verae of the hymn befon 

pleasing lo observe how all around us 
from the coachman to the fellow-pas 
linger.-, listened with i-vid'-nt gratified 
lion. It was certainly a remarkablt 
change of scene, and we had been en 
abled to turn the current of speed 
from profanity to the high praises of 
God. At setting out we should little 
have anticipated singing psali 
hymns or spiritual songs onsuch 
avion, and in such^company; bi 
ing begun so successfully, 

fail t 

eous adieus from all who were wil 
when we arrived under the shadow of 
of the cathedral towers, and alighted 
at the hotel. 

.0 contribute littl. 
> bring eight tinn 
a bi-monthly gat 


sily dn 


for the donations of a quar 
,r, they are not positively for 
we hope they 

Ip.iMe.n to do ao. Still. 

will not complain of t 

this weekly method, but will be willing 

Lo lend their example to the uniformity 

of its working. "They that are strong 

ought io bear the infirmities of the weak, 


, pie, 


livity, the development in ever 

Christian way of the largest number 
This, too, will be found the wisest in . 
financial point cf view. It ie not thi 
sudden ihunder-guat but the Bteady 
rain of little drops, that soaks the grount 
Sothechurch ofChriatwill never mu 
ter her grandest a^gn-gates of mo: 
ey for her benevolent enterprises till afa 
learn how toebeer ihe vi-ry poorest of h> 
poor with the blessed thought thai evi 
he can give something for his mastei 
cause. In this lies the grand power i 
the weekly plan. It invites and ei 

i give 

Without diminishing the gifts of the 
wealthy, it augments the number of 
ksser offerings, and so greatly i 
'In- a.'^n^.il' 1 . Sura* 1 cngreg 
have been surprised to find their yearly 
amounts actu illy doubled in this way- 
surprised, because tliey hail been ct 
Bolous of no special effort to secure such 
a result. The fact, too, that a definite 
sum is pledged at the beginning of the 
year, will have' its influence upi 
classes of givers, tending to educate 
thein to regular, systematic habits of giv- 
ing; to give on principle instead o 
waiting fur the excitement of special ap 

The other important advanta: 
the weekly plan is. that it tend 
make giving an net of worship. It does 

a by making 

i regula 

[ nf llle 

ufies of the day and place of worship. 

■On the first day of the week," paid 

n apostle "let every one of you lay by 

im in Btore according as the Lord has 

prospered him." Th ; s inspired direc- 

to Christians of the primitive age 

ionized with the original scriptural 

that honoring the Lord with our 

substance, bringing him "the first fruits 

worship as the offering of prayers or 
ir praise. From this view the modern 
hurch has too far fallen. Ourgivingh 
oo commonly done in a Becular spirit- 
jet us restore the ancient idea. Let 
is give worshipfully. Let us regard 
iur money as just as sacred to God as 
mr lip-worship, as it ready is. If we 
give worshipfully, we shall give con- 
entiously t-jo. No personal s'Jictta- 
n is used. Each one gives as much 
as little as he feels able— an offer- 
; not to tbeeyes of the congregation, 
t to the Lord, and equally acceptable 
him whether it be one cent or a 
juaand, provided the conscience of the 
er himself be satisfied. The question 
amount is simply one to be answered 
by the giver himself as in the sight of 
God.— Ex. 

vtliiDg your duty, the 
nd to it the belter. 
vid says, "I made baste, and delayed 
not to keep thy commaudments." Fol 
low his example. 

Chaldrons' Corner. 

Tin' Difference. 

I their ships, the eager thing.' 

iclh east, another south; 

i we ka.iw they must havesur 

"What Will Tuu Do V 

Little boys are often heard t 
of what they would like to be 

one little hoy thinks be will be 
er, and have plenty of land, 
horses, cows and sheep, and 
grain, fruit, and vegetables. 

Another may fancy he wouli 
be a merchant, and live in a 1; 

will be glad to see him if they are ill, 
and remember him with gratitude when 
they are well. 

All these are very good plana, foral 
these pursuits are necessary to the well 
fare of society. We could not do with 
out the farmer, who provides us food 

the i 


the physician, who is always welcome 

But let me ask you young friends 
ill spend 

to become ministers, and tell men abi 
the Saviour, that they may "belii 
on him and be saved." 

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

Therefore it is easy to see that ] 
pie who are benevolent will wish that 
ail mankind may be taught how to g 
the favor of God, and how lo prepi 
for eternity. All men know they m 
soon die, and if they sec no brighter 
world beyond the grave they will shrink 
from death as from a dreadful foe, and 
die in hopeless despair. Did you ever mi 
young friend, Bee a Christian die 
Perhaps your own father or mothe: 
may have left you, and gone home ti 
heaven. Perhaps you stood by the 
bedside and ''aaw the lait struggle, and 
heard the last groan." It may be youi 
fnend died rejoicing in the thought o! 
being ao aoon with Jesus in that worlii 
where there is no ain. How differen 
the scene when a Christian dies fron 
that which is witnessed when the un- 



n thing t't teach men 
the way to heaven, but it is also n great 
privilege. And il God has forgiven 
your sins for Jesus' sake, ought you 
not to show your gratitude to Him by 
devoting your time, talents, and every- 
thing you may possess or acquire to his 


a speaking from these words, before 
venerable body, I shall not pre- 
1 to discuss the Bubject, whether- 
it are called civil or jitrlicinl >><Uht 
lawful or unlawful. 1 shall here 
take it for granted that our Saviour had 
a mediate I v in view the immoral ten- 
ancy of all profane swearing. I shall 
akeitmy principal object in this dis- 
mrae to spealc of the nature of pro- 
ne swearing, lo show why it haa an 
amoral tendency, ai.d then to make 
ich deductions as the nature of the 
subject may demand. 

I am to consider the nature of 
profane swearing. Swearing essen- 
tials in taking an oath. This 
d by the most learned jurists 
and moral philosophers. Simply to 
words, " I swear," does not 
Bwearing unless the person 
uttering them, either understanding^ 
:plicitly, calls another being to 

tea. and then making him take the fol- 

owing " oath or obligation:" — *'I , 

)f my own free will and accord, in 
presence of Almighty God and this 
worshipful lodge of free and accepted 
Masons, dedicated to God, and held 
forth to the holy order of St. Johns, 
do hereby and hereon moit solemnly 
and sincerely promise and swear, that 
I will always hail, ever conceal, and 
never reveal any part or parts, art or 
arts, point or points of the secrets, arts 
and mysteries of ancient Freemasonry, 

s that 1 

not do a thing by the aid, attribute, or 
knowledge of some other being or ob- 
ject, virtually imprecating a curse upon 
his own head if he fail to fulfill his en- 
gagement. When, therefore, any per- 
son swears in a light and trifling man- 
ner, or on a light and trifling occasion, 
calling on God to witness, or to deal 
with him io the hist, day accordingly 
as he shall perform or break bis vow; 

an occasion he lakes an oath by God, or 
by heaven, or by earth, or by any be- 


ing, I now proceed to show, 

II. Why profane swearing has ai 
immoral tendency. That it has ai 
immoral tendency, was no doubt thi 
reason our Saviour says, "Swear nota 
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 

demnation." Here, then, I /would re- 

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

2. Profane swearing is trifling with 
serious thiDgs. It is trifling with the 
names, attributes and perfections 
the Deity. It is trifling with the 
enmity of an oath, when lawfully 
ministered. It is trifling with the fu- 


Profane swearing tends to destroy 
a sense of moral obligation. It 
the conscience ' 'with a hot iron." It 
stupifips the mind, darkens the under' 
utandiog to the sacred truth of the gos 
pel, and fosters the moral depravity of 
of the heart. No man, addicted tc 
profane swi-aring, is easily excited to s 
serious concern for the soul or the 
the things of eternity ; and is generally 
wholly regardless of bis obligatii 
obey the law of God. 

i. Profane swearing tends to weaken 
our confidence in a serious and solemi 
promise. We place very little confi 
dence in the word of that man who i 
addicted to profanity ; and every buc) 
man virtually says to others that hi 
will sell both his word and .his con 

5. Profane awearing leads directly ti 
other species of immorality. Those 
who are regardless of their own con- 
sciences, cast off the fear of God and 
trifle with his names, titles, attributes 
and perfections, generally become 
wholly abandoned in their moral char- 
acter and give themselyes up to all 
kinds of wickedness. 

prove the immoral tendency of profane 
swearing; but sufficient has already 
been said to answer my present pur- 
pose, and to show with what propriety 
our Saviour enforced the precept in the 

at all." 

1. If profane s 


si ha 

it is so very offensive to God to trifle 
with his names and attributes, then 
we may learn the propriety and impor- 
tance of diveming a candidate for Free- 
masonry of his wearing apparel; cloth- 
ing him with an old gown and pair of 
drawers; putting a hoodwink upon hie 
eyes, and a rope about his neck; lead- 
ing him into the lodge in this solemn 
manner; praying over him, and read- 
ing the Scriptures; causing him to 
kneel upon his naked left knee, clasp- 
ing the Holy Bible, square andcompas- 

d 61 troy, before you can come to the 
knowledge of the true good and .sov- 
ereign happin ss. Behold this monster 

which we detest as an idol that 
adored by the idiot and the vulgar un- 


Christian Cynosure, 

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known world except it be to a lawful 
brother Mason, or within the body of 
a just and lawfully constituted lodge of 

whom I shall hear so to be, but unto 
him and them only whom I shall find 

ination or lawful information. Further- 
more do I promise and swear, that I 
will not write, print, Btamp, stain, hew, 
cut, carve, indent, paint, or engrave it 
on anything movable or immovable, 
under the whole canopy of heaven, 
whereby or whereon the least letter, 
figure, character, mark, stain, shadow. 
or resj-mblauce of the same may be- 
come legible or, intelligible to myself 
or any other person in the known 
world, whereby ihe secrets of Masonry 
may he unlawfully obtained through 
my unworthiness. To all which I do 
most solemnly and sincerely promise 
and swear, without the least equivoca- 

myaelf under no less penalty, than to 
than io have my throat cut across, my 
tongue torn out by the roots, and my 
body buried in the rough sanda of the 
sea, where the tide ebbs and flows 
twice in twenty-four hours. So help 
me God and keep me steadfast in the 
due p'-r!ormance of the same." 

2. If profane swearing haa an im- 
moral tendency, and on this account 

then we may see the importance of 

tices by the following oath, — "Further- 
more do I promise and swear that I 
will not violate the chastity of a Mas- 
daughter, 1 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 swear 

we may see the propriety of the fol- 
lowing oaths: — "Furthermore, do I 
promise and swear that I will aid and 
asBiBt a companion Royal Arch Mason, 
when engaged in any difficulty, and 
espouse hi3 cause so far as to extricate 
him from the same, if in my power, 

" Furthermore do I promise and ewear 
that a companion Royal Arch Mason's 
secrets, given to me as euch, shall re- 
main in as secure and inviolable in my 
breast as in hia own, murder and trea- 

4. If profane swearing has an im- 
moral tendency, because it trifles with 
the namea, titles and attributes of God, 
then there can be no impropriety, as 


mocking the miracles which he wrought 
by the band of Moses in the land of 

5. If profane oatha have an immoral 
tendency, because they trifle with the 
scenes and retributions of eternity, then 
who can see any barm in drinking 
wine out of a human skull, accompa- 
nied with the following imprecation! 
— ■' This pure wine I take from this 
cup, in testimony of my belief of the 
mortality of the body and the immor- 
tality of the soul; and as the sins of 
the whole world were laid upon the 
head of the Saviour, so may the sins of 
the person whose skull this was, he 
heaped upon my bead in addition to 
my own; and may they appear in judg- 
ment against me, both here and here- 
after, should I violate or transgress any 
obligation in Masonry, or the orders of 

taken, take at this time or may hereaf- 
ter be instructed in; so help me God." 
Finally, my brethren, '* if you 
would come lo the center of truth" you 
must take heed to our Saviour's precept, 
"swear not at nil;" and under the 
sanction of many horrid, profane, and 
barbarous oaths, "you must crush the 
head of the serpent of ignorance, you 
must sliake off the yoke of infant prej- 
udice concerning the mysteries of the 
reigning religion." You must banish 
everything which the world haa been 
disposed to call fanaticism nnd be very 
cautious not to be swallowed up with 
anything which illuminated philoso- 
phers have been pleased to denominate 
superstition " Behold, my dear breth- 

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T B Welch, B Williams, L A Wickey. 
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The Christian Cynosure. 

Q!hiiV.*^ii rDj Hf r ''i'? ^H^Iht'^/^ 1 "^!' 11 ' 

■'■;:. l v, 7 

i Mosen 
a of Naj 

say lhat these associations have their 
religiuus riles and usages, their holy 
limes and sacred observances, their sa 
cred songs, and peculiar forms of pray 
er, devised and framed after the mode! 
he- genius of 


the r 

far Ju 

, Pagai 


nd Chr 

ilty that not a single es 
Battel feature of any of these four it 
atulions can ho found id them. Thei 
' "" ideal of a new theology an' 
>mmon praj-er^ia that they embrac 

nd die 


jrtat and good King. Tell the 
idress ourselves, and to them w 
"Come and let ub reason togell 

Tell up, then, in the first pli 
deficiency in Christianity is supplied by 
Freemasonry, or Odd-fellowship. Con- 
vince me of one single ndvanUge, anil I 
th your pi 

ndidalc for a 



Rev. Alexander Campbell, in the 
Millennial Harbinger, some years 
since, gave the following thoughts on 

of Mohammed, Moses, Caesar a 
Christ! And hence they claim 

Odd kli'Mv " mid ■■Masons" a faith. 

fectly n^vul and distinct ai 

them in a new „nd distinc 

nltilnde to God, angels, and 

Now as one religion is e 

, by, 

, for their own silety i 

i of the world, — a. 

id of no religion,— 1 feel 

and defensi 
existent, secret, symbolic, and hen 
lent associations, for the promotion of 
their individual interest, honor, 
piness; but why Christians in t 
teenth century should, after they had 
tasted the sweet influences and blessings 
of the kingdom of heaven, seek admis- 
sion, through all the pledges, oaths, 
and obligations of secrecy, into the so- 
cieties of "Freemasons" and "Odd-fel 
lows," is rather a difficult, and perplex 
iug problem. Unable to comprehend 
the reason 

cialious of 

strongly incline* 
the professors of our faith to disclost 
to us, not the secrets which they art 
sworn to keep, but. the reasons anc 
experiences which induced them to sect 
admission into the fraternal equalise, 
of such a motley brotherhood. It would 
be important to the cause of reformat 
tion to be fully inducted iuto those rea- 
sons, inasmuch as they are so occult 
and ambiguous sa not to preclude a sort 
of missgiving in the minds of many 
conscientious persons that there is a 
species of apostasy from the church 
lurking in the motives which impel to 
such an association with men so hete- 
rogeneous, and so repuUive under ev- 
ery other view of th, 
gle attitude of the -'mystic 
Some there are of high 
and virtue amongst us th their own practicu 

mongrel community of nil i 

and morality, as equivalent 
and explicit acknowledges 
part of such applicants, thi 
not found rest and s^tisfact 
souls iu the Messiah and his 
that they are dis.inpninU-d 

ll). m th- s 

■> so per- 
to place 


lough for 


Hid exemplary Christians regarded as 
iseenlially incompatible with the Cbrist- 
in profession that any one in Christ's 
hureii should add to his religion; the 
ites and solemnities, the faith and 
ellowship of "Odd-fellows" and "Free 
and Accepted Masons." It is therefore 
hoped that some one of those who have 
sought to perfect their character or his 
enjoyments by seeking admission into 
such associations, will have the benevo- 

statetnent of the inducements and rea- 
sons impelling him to such a c< 
will enlighten Borne honest and 
entious persons as to the wisdo 
pediency, and lawfulness of s 
alliance on h 

The Bible, right reason, and Ch; 
tianily recognize but three essentially 
radically distinct institutions of divine 
origin, These are the family, the 
church, and the state. I do not say 
he church antl the world, because the 
world lieth under the dominion of the 
d one; but I say God has institu- 
church, and civil government. 
In the stale Christians, Jews, and infi- 
Is may and must associate on various 
easious, and for numerous reasons. 
But all other associations of men are 
dundant as a sixth "finger on the 
hand, or two great toes on the foot. A 
n adding to himself the mystic 
asonry or Odd-fellowship re- 
nin affixing a wax-work thumb 
iglit hand, or a wax-work toe 
ight foot. Nay, it is as though 
> whom God had given two 
gs, should add two crutches 
bur limbs instead of two. 
ere comes neighbor Pliable with his 
'o athletic limbs, having a Mason 
utch ander hie right 

oof El 

which i 

inernep, ana ceremonies — the appro 
bation and the brotherhood of -'Odd- 
fellows" and "Freemasons." They feel 
constrained to place such wanderings 
from the house of God and the provis- 
ions thereof in the Bame category with 
those persons who after entering into 
the holy bonds and endearments of the 
matrimonial institution, desert the nup- 
tial bed and board for the sake of 
unwarrantable familiartiea with other 
favorites of ambiguous virtue. If it 
amount to this, or even something less 
a highly expedient to re- 

spect the 
of these gi 


b grid 

who are actuated neither by envy nor 
malice, but by the love of truth and 
goodness, and by the holy and lender 
sympathies of the Christian religion. 
fgThere iB another class of Christian* 
who are disposed to regard all such 
tirely dibtincl rclig- 

order of 

3 diverse fnrni the Chri 

ligation, one new blessing which you 
ve found in the developments of tbis 
w association. Is the spirit of God 
parted to you by any of these mod- 
i inventions? Do you love your 
rents, your aistera, your wives, your 
daughters, by the obligation of su 
mystic ties, any more than before y< 
took the blind leap into the inner tei 
pie of these institutions f Do you pray 
more, love the Lord more? or 
you become more spiritually minded 
than helore you gave in your adh 
to the ribbon, the apron, or the mystic 
symbols of secret conclave i Does lb 
center around which your affection 
move, radiate more light, more love 


e joy, 

.d walk ■ 

left a 

Dg asked why he prefers t 
na biped, ', 





the pathway of life 
nds that by the help of his crutches 
e can bound farther and endure more 
ardships than by using simply hie 
'gs. When asked why God did not 
lake him a quadruped if lour legs are 
utter than two, his reply was— that 
i the primitive state and in the first 




lj the journey 
I that society 
.uggeMed the 

Call the wooden cratches by their 
nidern cognomens, "Masonry" and 
'Odd-fellowship," and. the story is told 
of them. God has given us the family, 
it" and the church; and he that 


what it be 

called, neither blesses himself, honors 

I ha< 

of the precincts of Ch: 

called Freemason or Odd-fellow. 

i is emphatically a free country, and 
constitution guaranties anything 
i virylhing anyone chooseB, that 

happiness without injuring that of his 
ighbor. But we have to do with tboae 

perity, than either the 
affection or that more glorir 
Christian love? I pause ft 
Will any one who can reveal I 

:pnnd( Then I may give 

feelings on this subject prompted 
ictated by the holy twelve. I aj 
iy. I pause for a reply. Let it b> 
few clear words and to the point, and 
e shall respond in a few sent"nces. 
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 the church as to 
Ihe state— fit only for darker times— for 
ages of knight errantry, witchcraft, and 
the Ahmaidabra. 

The l'uiaoned Foi 

Doth a fountain Bend forth 

Every influence is brought to bear uj 
him to induce him to be silent. 1 
vanity and avarice are appealed to, >i 
he is assured that he will injure hi 
self both in property and influent 
His Christian hope is discouraged and 
disputed, lie is assured that he c 
nothing to remove {lis evil, but that 
all his efforts will tend rather to pro- 
mote its growth (just as we were told 
that the efforts of the abolitionists bu 
liveted the chains of the slave.) Hiade 
nominations! zeal is stimulated, and he 
is told that this agitation will distract 
and;divide our "church." His brotherly 
kindness is cilled in queston, and he is 
enderly urged not to hurt the feelings 

of his brethrt 



.ppeal to the fact 
and demand an investigation. The fact 
are quietly ignored and as Car as po<s 
ible suppressed. He affirms that by th' 

i, that the fountain: 
d.and the waters tlm 
fluw from out are bitter and corrupt and 
that "no fouutain can send forth both 
sweet water and bitter." 

If in stern integrity he demands of 
his brethren that they "have no fell 
ship with the unfruitful works of di 

ires them in the name of the Lord 
. "If thou take forth the precious 
i the vile thou ahalt be as my 
th.' (Jer. xv, 10.) Then be ia de- 
iced as a disorganize^ a fanatic and 
auomaniac. and finds himselfwith 
here and there a sympathizing 

friend. Oh! for a trumpet long 

ken a besotted church I Ohl for 

faith that will not call evil good and 
ght for darkness and 


> fur light!" 

I all life and heal 

i the r 

ations of the earth. Wr. 
pts the church diminish' 
ng and aoul-healing powei 
thereby wronge every son and d; 

of Adam. Suppose the wells, and 
fountains of water in any village wen 
poiBoned. It would inflict one of thi 
on all of itfl inhabi 
tants — a wrong that would demand and 

every individual. Any effort to co: 
:al the fact or to prevent its expoau 
i the ground that such exposure 
juld injure the fair name of the vil 
lage, impair the valu" of properly, ant 
the feelings of the ownera of tht 
poisoned wells, would be mostaignal fol. 
ate wickedness. Tht 
cry that would go up from every house 
very tongue would be, Let us 
know the whole truth. Let there be a 
analysis of the waters, and 
then let our wells and cisterns be em- 
id cleansed. Let no one drink 
from these fountains until they are 
thoroughly cleansed; and let condign 
inishment be visited on the perpeta- 
rs of this wickedness. . 
Thus people reason and act; rueh is 
e wisdom of the children of this 
Drld, who in their generation are 
ser than the children of light 
But when the church, the fountain 
of living waters, is corrupted and pois- 
d by the introduction of Masonry 
its kindred societies; when Christ's 
listers, the very channels through 
which are to flow these life-giving 
e entered into an unholy 
th ungodly men, secretly 
binding themBelves to do what plainly 
violates the laws of God and man, 
ig to do this in the language of 
which are illegal, immoral and 
; and whon for the sake of 
of pleasing the wicked they consent to 
pray in another name than that of Jesus, 
thus practically "denying the Lord that 
ht them" they inflict a wrong upon 
the church and the world that it becomes 
<ery man's duty to expose and rehuke. 
nd yet when a minister of the Gospel 

ironlon, Wis. 

r necessity must by either right i 

rong, and although we have a Got 

ordained civil government, yet that doi 

t thee 

ernment of the people who vole for 
public officers from the President down 
to the constable, to administer, execute 
and carry on civil government We 
have also two great political pai 
these United States, and if only 

parties were in harmony with 

roiun ana corrupt political parties ia i 
reorganize a new political party on 
pure platform, embracing all grei 
moral and political reforms. Every 
moral queation that tends to glorify 
God and elevate, enlighten and purify 
the race ought to be embodied in 
Wo can never "be workers togetli 
with God" in this matter while we i 
main and work with hia enemii 
MoseB could not have been a work 
together withGod while remaining with 
Pharaoh The apoatles never could 
have been truly and really workers to- 
gether with God remaining in the old 
Jewish Church and laboring with them 
build up the old worn-out dispensa- 
n. Moses could not please both God 
and Pharaoh. The apostles could not 
heir God and Master and the high 
«, although Peter tried hard to 
be both a Jew and a Christian. Let us 
be deceived, those men that will 
abandon corrupt parties, but still 
adhere to them for the sake of the 
honors, emoluments and favors of the 
party are not worthy of our votes 
love of these things havefar mo« 
er over them than the truth, We need 
a new party and a new platform paved 
all over with living truths and new 
honest and capable, who have been 
converted to those truths and who 


f the 

We would then have rulers that woulc 
be a terror to evil doers and a protect- 
ion and praise to them that do well, 
and worthy of our votes. 

Jakes Kkhhbdy: 



it would be a 

cide how we 

poluii.'.i] pjtrli 


1 the 
ery e«isy 

, the 

are notoriously rotter 
and corrupt, are r-nlly opposed to mor- 
al, religious and political progress anc 
reform, would it be right for Christian? 
to vote for these parlies? We answei 
emphatically, ho I "Whether there- 
fore ye eat or drink or whatsoever ye 
do, do all to the glory of God." Would 
it glorify God for us to vote tc 
with these wicked time-serving parties '. 
No. impossible! Would it be cons 
and right for men who have separated 
themselves from the corrupt populi 
churches of the land which fellowsh 
Masona, Odd-fellowa. dram-drinkers ar 
[obu'to-^atere, and conform to| tl 
customs and practices of a wicked 

these corrupt, money-loving and seld 
political parties and vote for their me 
:enary creatures? We unhesitatingly 
■.nswer, nol Masons and Odd-fella 
if high standing are honored and pli 
n high official positions by both of 
these parties. Rum venders, run 
hiskey drinkers are voted into j 
'trust and power by them. Both of 
these parties grant licenses to men to 
■11 alcoholic liquors, are equally guilty 
ith the rum venders in making drunk- 
rtls, criminals, paupers, widows and 
orphans and spreading crime broadcast 
through our land and filling our jaile, 
prisona and mad-houses to overflowing 
th their unfortunate victims. With 



I'l'-'S ■![!> 

ga, would it be right for ihe fol- 
lowers of the meek and lowly Jesus, to 
for either of these parties, their 
rents or apologists? Most decidt-d- 
e say, nol If the only remedy for 
purifying the church of ChriBt is to 
irgan'ze anew on pure, holy, gospel 
nciplea, then we think it follows, 
that the only remedy loft us to -purify 

In London, Manchester, and otne 
English cities in 1735 there were tb 
following clubs: the Surly club, th* 
Kit-Cat club, the Beefsteak club, thi 
Mock Hero's club, the Beau's club: 
the Quack's club, with innumerable 
others like them. When a tap-housi 
was Buffering by competition or return 
ing sense in the frequenters, the keep 

club with a ridiculous name to hide hi 
eal object, which was money, by fui 
ind frolic, and rollicking ditties, as, 

In 1700 there were the Odd-fellows 
le Humbugs, the Society of Bucks, tht 
Purl Drinkers, the Great Bottle Club 
the No-pay-no liquor Club, held at tht 
Queen and Artichoke. Hempstead Road 
with a boat of similar t 
misery (rum the eyes of 
li-r III-.' wages .jf laborer 


Such was the ignoble origin of Odd- 
llowship. Each of these devils' dene 
id its "initiation." In the last named, 
Hempstead road, "the admitted 
ember, having paid his fee, was in- 

sted" the record tells us "with inaug- 

Odd-fellowship would probably nev- 
have risen above the low level of its 

after Thad 

.shington an 

Odd-fellow's procession passed by the 

Capitol, and a member of Congress, 

supposing them to be Freemasons, aaiti 

Mr. Stevens, you Anti-masons seem 

>t to have done your work very thor- 

ighly." "Oh!" said Stevens, '.'These 

e not Masons, they are only the mag- 

gota crawling out of the dead carcass of 

Masonry, which we have killed." And 

ere was truth in that harsh fig- 

Freemasonry bad become so odious 
that nothing could save it from utter 

tinetion and extermination but to 
hide its foul spirit under a new name 
d, to day Odd- 

aary of the Masonic lodge; which 
builds all the permanent temples while 
Odd-fellowship builds none, showing 
hat the leBser order ia regarded as un- 
jertain, temporary, and fluctuating, 
vhile the old lodge intends that its 
.tone castles shall remain. 

I called the other day at a barber- 
hop in the heart of Philadelphia. The 
nan of razors informed me while I eat 
that he had been an Odd-fellow for the 
last twenty-five years; that hia lodge 

paid a benefit of fifteen dollar 
week to every msmber while ah 
return for weekly dues of 20 eta. 
from the entire membership; at 
assured me there was but one lodge in 
the whole country which exceeded h 
in the greatness of its bounty; one Ci 
ifornia lodge paying 20 dollars pi 
week to ita sick, and chargii ga weekly 
sum of 25 oft! per member. 

Now this humble mechanic had paid 

under the rule two hundred and 

dollars, (f 200), which sum multiplied by 

200, the number of present memben 

gives an aggregate of Fifty-two thoi 

sand dollars. He had no idea ho' 

much of this snug amount had been 

paid back to the sick members; but h 

iid they were very careful in the p 

plion of members to avoid receivin 

week or sickly conatitutiona; and thnt 

increased the demand for initia- 

iccording to the age of the candi- 

from 916 to *I00 each, this, hcaide 

fcekly and occasional duee. In 

, but for the blinding, befooling, 

lock solemn ceremonies of tbo or 

i simple slate and pencil would 

ace every member that their lodge 

financially considered, a gigantic 



pith and point of the whol< 
n, was brought out by the ainglt 
>n: " Do you know how many of 
leading members are Fr 

nor to play the part of the moral or po- 
litical assassin in any shape. Only open, 
free and honorable warfare in tolerable 
or justifiable under our republican in- 
stitutions. Open and free discussion 
of all public questions, and honorable 
dealing iu alt public matters, are what 
we demand. We know it is denied 
that the Patrons of Husbandry is a po- 
litical orgar 

r able to judge n 

a by i 

The following 

romalocnl democratic contemporary, 

'Worthies" of the order, pretty well 

indicates its Jesusitical character:— 
We pointed out to him the evil re- 

proceeded to point .nit i ■ I HIS" in their 

ofpohtical or religious queationa. Po- 

powerfuli.dlnenoon pubiir allaiM 
during the next four years. The ad- 
'ntralion party is so linked with 
led corporations that its lenders 
upon Hit- niarvi hois growth of the 

with ill-concealed 


"Pretty much every one of them, 
waa his reply. 

The fatuity and blindness of such ii 
itiates is simply appalling. By the 
simple process of putting a few F: 
masons in the lead of each of the lei 
lodges, the almost interminable host of 
initiates become, in the words of Prof. 
Robinson* "underling adherents to un 
known superiors:" and when the en tin 
population has reached a certain degret 
of trained subserviency and corruption, 
the United States are at the mercy o 
the center and core of these swon 

Secret Societies untl Politics. 

> of thi 

?or this reason, they should meet tht 

incompromising opposition of ever} 
aan who loves fair play and freedom, 
'he ..f Know-nothm^iHn 
ire now conceded by all. Theoutragei 
of the secret society of Tammany, not 
witliRtandini; its indorsement by Gov. 


people and a disgrace to American pol- 
tics. The excitement produced by the 
nterferenee of the Masons with politics, 
s a matter of history. Everywhere 
.nd at all time*, secret societies, eo far 
is they dabble with politics, must exert 
i baneful influence. The public mind 

ia justly and properly filled with appre- 

ould not tell when and v 

i ih. indi 


■ of . 

pretense. The principal 

i of the gr-mgo is political . The fact 
learly demonstrated in the West, 
wherever the granges are numerous 
enough to give them influence. The 
non-political clause is preliminary and 
descriptive. It ia intended to quiet the 
scruples of honest and honorable men, 
who object Unbecoming political assas- 
sins. Once roped in, it is believed 
that these men can be controlled and 
used when wanted lor political purpo- 
ses. And in this false pretense is a 
confession that the thing is wrong — that 
secret political ot-socintiona are repug- 
nant to the popular interests. It be- 
trays the consciousness that the right- 
eous piejudice against such societies 

respectable membership. It is the devil 
in a new shape, templing men into a 
snare. The alluripg bait conceals a 
barbed hook, and ia nol wlmtil appears 
to be. It professes not to meddle with 
religion or politics. Its real aim and its 
practice is to meddle with both — in se- 
cret. It cannot be otherwise than disas- 
trous to ihe community at large. 
Reaction ia sure to follow. It has 

■dumb! reach 

and i 

i indie 

i nil e 

Tganizations. It 
the end greatly arouse public 
ition, aud in the fury of excite- 
both individual and public rights, who 
shall say where the tide will stop? 




i interested in ferreting out and 
rendering the assassin harmless. Sc 
must they and so will Ibey feel in re- 
gard to all secret Political societies. 

For these reasons, we oppose the 
Patrons of Husbandry, while we sym- 
pathize with their ostensible objects— 
the education of the farmer and the in- 
forcement of his rights, both in -fne 
making and the atlministra'iou of the 
laws. We do not approve of these se- 
cret methods of advancing even a good 
cauee. So far as the queationa of so- 
ciality and benevolence are concern 
we have nothing to say. These 
matters for individual taste and die< 
tion to decide. It is only when the 

feet public measures that we h 
a right to object and to kr 
what is proposed, that we may be \ 
pared to indorse or oppose the mt 
urea, aa we think the public inter 
demands. No set of men united! 

than those not ao united. They have 
;ht to carry any scheme through 
by surprise, nor to be in ambush for 
the purpose of thwarting their fellows, 

ce, knowu aa the National Aasocia- 
of Christiana, whose principal te- 
s opposition to ;dl secret societies. 
This organization seeu in the secret 
grange new justification for its exiatnece 
ew hope for the organization of a 
political party based on opposition to 
crets cielies in the United Slates. It 
now contemplating a national conven- 
m for the very purpose of concentra- 
ting the opposition to secret political 
societies. Ifthe folly of the grange is 
continued, tin's opposition will gain 
force and take formidable shape, and 
we shall fight over again something like 
the battleaof Anti masonic days. The 
struggle will be tierce and even vindict- 
ive, but it cinnotlong remain doubtful. 
Secret political societies must go down 
before the popular tornado which will 
in the end sweep over the land, carry- 
ing with it the united power of ihe 
patriot, the lover of fair play, the hater 
of dark ways, and the Christian. The 
demagogue, the political assassin and 
ihe enemy of equal and exact justice, 
will have reason to call on the rocks and 
mountains to h'do Ihem from the fury 
of an outraged and righteously indig- 
nant people. 


ence the custodian 
whose testimony is 

time to lime unfolding to ub the 

msufitiii'ii-iit nations ainUhi-ddiiig 
upon Biicred history. 

^ci'iice is a sleeping giant; we ma) 
lull him into a longer or a shorter 
erbut his starts are frightful, and 
e la the hour when he wakes. 


The Christian Cynosure, 

i hiriiL'u, I iiwiiij, Oct 

shunned to grapple. They 

eluded the Quakers because the; 

jilted visible ordinances; "Ul tl 
ik, though meeting in Great £ 
from excluding the enslavers 

is ex|>ir:illou of his suhscripli 
].: u-i.i r.;„-w\.,.,n We ■:■■ 

from the subscriber 

In the Alliance at New York juBt 
held, there were hoth Freemasona and 
Anti-mason*. There were Germans 
ho had seen their beloved Emperor 
and the Grown Prince excoinmuoicat- 
infidel French Miaous claiming 
jurisdiction of the order throughout 
the world. There were Frenchmen 
j had seen a procession of French 

templihle banner on the ramparts t 
Paris. There was the eloquent Di 
Fisch, of Paris, who showed that he 
iui'1-Tp.iuod the lodge, by saying 


State of Indiana, Westfield,Hamilt 

Co., Oct. 20th. 

Slate of Wisconsin, Etipon, Oct.22 
Bartholomew county, Hartsville U 

versity, Hi 

rille, In- 




agi'msiFreemaaoary or be destroyed 

by it." And by his side sal. the Meth- 
odist, Dr. 0. H. Tiff.ny. who com- 
plained that his liquor was drugged, 
as bia apology for getting boozy; and 
who makes Cliristless prayers for Frec- 

Of all the questions discussed by the 
Alliance, none was of more presenl 
pressing importance than thai of 


ance of the fraternities They have 
gone into the papers anonymously and 
attempted to put down his movements 

by ridicule, calling his society the anli- 
curl-in-tlie-pii^-Ui I -society," etc. Bro. 
D. lias had no occasion to reply to ttiU 
scurrillity. But a gentleman of high 
idm<r Ruppj-ed heretofore to be neu- 
or Masonic illy inHined hay volun- 
edareplyover his own signature 
eh has turned the ridicule complete- 
ly upon themselves, suggesting to the 
i and Odd-fellows that if their 
orders were ol no more consequence 
an "the curl in the pig's tail" they 
ould consult their own dignity much 
ore by abandoning them than by at 
rapting in this cowardly and con- 
mptible way to degrade the reputa 
jn of high and pure-minded gentle 
in for exercising llieir undoubted an< 
icred right of investigating and discus 
ng whatever subject they deem im 
inchester we had a eood 
and good .Itent 
number of books 

p >rU!it, 

The valuable editorial correspondent!! 
from our associate editor crowds out : 
number of important articles whii h ma; 
be expected soon; among them an 
'•Our Platform," ''How Senator Port 
eroy's Defeat was Accomplished, 
and ''Notes from Wapello County." 


we have seen, they ignored the 
onism which meets, and ie chok- 
t the Christian religion iu every 
and hamlet around the globe; 
lother gospel which is not 

e City, ei 
videly e 



■eded b 

»uage R. R., to Grasshopper Falls, ar- 
about sundown. Culling upon 
the pastor of ihe Congregational church 
I learned that my notices for the even- 
and the next day had fallen into 
hands and had by liini heeu pock- 
eted; because as he said he "knew 
nothing upon the subject and 

g about Masonry — never read any- 
iing about it — didn't care anything 
iout it. Had read a manuscript work 
raiust Masonry by Dr. Boardi 
oungslmYii. Ohio, wlio hud once been 

uk wit 

uoced it, and left 
e of his brethren lo 
ey saw fit after his 
he, there was noth- 
isonry" (We hap- 
)r. Boardman was 
a book against Ma 
.ng agaii 

extensive orchards of very 
ees surround him; the far more 
ng group of olive plants abiut 

: is numerous, and the hay-rick 
,o furnish his stock for tue witr 


be less ths 

hirty rods in length. 

A half a mile away, (it may be more] 
is a tabernacle for his spiritual flock 
It is a rough-boarded frame, perhaps 3i 
by 50 feet in site well roofed and glssec 
with comfortable seats of the plaines 1 
pattern, but innocent of all interioi 


r but tli. 

mother earlh and no carpet but the 
prairie hay. Yet here la gathered a 
church of 100 firm Covenanters, who 
without interruption or failure, wor- 
shipped in this primitive tabernacle 
through the entire winter of the last 
i, and if need be, are ready to 
ue their worship with these Bur- 

uld 1 


A secret lodge in a ntiglib -rlio".] is 
like a nest of snakes in a cellar, in this 
particular, that if a snake should cbnnec 
to bite a member of the family, he has 
a hole to flee to and find friends. 

The bandits and brigands of Itrdj 
and the Mediterranean countries, an 
civil enough in outwaril intercourse 
and, while they are not thwarted it 
getting money and power — the two ob 
jects promised bv the lodge — they an 
kmd and courteous. But who wants t< 
have a man at his side, in the daily in 
tercourae of life, and outward familiarity 
but whose heart is with a secret clai 

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

and practicing other worships ; in ehort, 
thwarting Chrisiianity as harlotry 
thwarts marriage. The only conceiva- 
planation of this omission is, that 
were Freemasons in the Alliance 
and, like the tlave power when 
theAlliance was inaugurated ; the lodge 
wer is ubiquitous, and surrounds the 
)be with the cold slime of ita influ 

luliiKhty and the Romish supersti 

ms were met and condemned by th 

mors of the Alliance. But is ther. 

anything in infidelity worse than re 

jecting Christ? or anything in priestly 

superstition worse than drinking 

Iron, a skull? And what carets Popery 

for the opposition of a body ""which 

dares not face the Btuff that Popery n 

made of, viz: human forms, pretendini 

lo impart grace; and slavish homag' 

iind obedience to titular superiors! 

Yet the Alliance must be regarded 

■■ Illl. llls-,ln\ w;\ i K( HIM." 



noticed before now, this Monthly bj 
Wm S. Rentoul, 121 North 9lh St. 

It is an unpretending publication 
but a paper of great pith and power 
Issued almost under the shadow of til 1 
Great Temple of American Paganism 
dedicate', lust month. Mr. Renioul* 
'■Trumpet" shows "The aoti-Christiai 
character of Freemasonry" in an articl 
runuiug through three numbers, am 


and interest throughout. 

The grandiloquence, blasphemj 
and lofty pretensions, and gi 
hateful ness and wickedness o. 
lodge are shown with great clei 

material aid. 

The next day, 
Dodd's buggy b 
of Dr. Douglass 
though the city 

and very sparsely builded at present. 
Dr. D. was one of the first settlers here; 
having lived through the two ware 
which assa led the infant life of free Kan- 
sas. The clouds illuminated by burning 
Lawrence were visible from his home, 
and though he had often to flee and to 
from prowling ruffians Ilia profes- 
of physician to the suffering of all 
parties, enabled him to keep his place 
,11 the usages and changes of 
ihat desolated so many i 
ged the settlers 
He has the fit 
in Kansas, and 
for the produci 
this part of Kni 

i M:, Mini) i 

I ,«, Led I 

If he 


e goal of deliv 

:■ h of 

• And in that day 



i thu 

I all a 



ThiB unique, and, in many 

As a simple and magnificent " Exposi- 
tion" of Christiau doctrine and fellow- 
ship, ils importance is vast. Butinihe 
real business of conquering this world 
for Christ it is like a fourth of July 
celebration compared with the battle of 
Brandywine or Bunker's Hill. But the 
comparison fails, for the world ia not 
yet carried for Christ, but American 
Independence is .ictik-ved. And, as a 
war measure the great Evangel'cs! Al- 
liance is signally defective. It is like 
a Fourth of July celebration before the 
peace was conquered. When the Alli- 
ance was first projected and carried in 
to effect, the question of American 
Slavery was the real question for the 
nations of Christendom. The grim 

..od nk* 


ghost, no 

tordy in 

he Federa 


butin every foroignc 




; and in e 

ery Slate 


ture. and 

every con 



organ!/, u 

on on the 



and ex 

ami oing t 

to hearing 

of every 

vote o 

the quest 

on whethe 

the Ame 

ican ne 

gro 'had any righta 

which a w 


is bound 

whether h 


he dee me 

! a man or 

brute. With ihi 


the Work 

'8 Christi 

n Allt 

;ervelh God and hiu 

Musootah, Kas.,Sept.30, 1873 
Dear Cynosure .-—Weariness, a< 
as extra and protracted labor and 
p.'siure brings to three score and I 
has prevented me from attempting 
port what I have seen touching 
i ti secret movement in this young 
ate of tragic birth, of magnificent dis- 
ncea, and of sublime expect it-ions, 
ow, after delivering seven lectures it; 
i many places and attending the slat. 
Topeka, and 

the days that desi 
ntsand chat 
around him. 
orchard we saw 
which shows that 
.hard fruits 


found the Do 

J. G. Finney, •'Oyes,"hesa 
m excellent judge in religious 

nit," said I, "'he earnestly test ties tba 
here is danger to religion in Mi 
unry and thousands i>i the best mei 
ire of the same opinion, and at thei 
peril declare it — you biin^ set forth 
sb of the truth and a watchma) 
of Israel surely ought to inform youmll 
There is to be inquisition for blood you 
kno"v." '-But," says he, " I don't think 
there's any blood in this mailer." "But 
you say you don't know anything about 
it— I declare to jou what I know, and 
I am backed by clouds of witnesses 
that Masonry is th 

It is full 

lost gratifying 
tor progressive in reform. His ze 
against slavery which carried hi 

gh the pioneer war, is now tur 
ed with undiminished force against tl 
same foe of man's true freedom, th 
expelled from the institution of slavei 
has taken refuge in the rapidly muh 
plying lodges of the day, even aa the 
devils of Gadara expelled from their 
human subject took refuge in the 
swine — sympathy with the farmer's 
wrongs and with woman's rights, pre- 
disposed the doctor to look favorably 
upon the grange as first presented to 


honest industry ihe tabernacle o 
wilderness snail be changed into i 
pie of the city. 

lere we lectured to an intelligent and 
appreciative audience, though not larg* 
for the night was dark and chil'y, Thei 
i a demand for tracts and books b 1 
yond our ability to supply, and thre 
persons subscribed for the Cynosur, 
Like all the Scotch Presbyterians wil 
whom we have met, this church is fire 
y and intelligently opposed to all seer' 


in company with Bro. 
eiglibor of his in t 




of all deceivableuess of unrighteoi 
and is absolutely baptised in 1 
blood — the blood of murder; at 
mau at this d iy can sustain that 
tution and not mike himself accc 
ble for that blood." He laughed and 
said, "Why you would not ma'ntain 
that every Congregation alia t iri guilty- of 
the death of the Silem Witches because 
he sustains Congregationalism would 
youl" "If he justified ibis murder, and 
it was manifestly ihe consistent result of 
Corgregitionul [ i ri nc i pi. 6.1 would,"s;iiJ 
I, "and their blood would be required of 
him too. as sure as the blood of all the 
martyred prophets was required of the 
generation that, crucified the Saviour and 
as his blood has been required of the 
Jews from his crucifixion to this day." 
'•Ah! well" said he, ' ■ I was a member 

Mi!l gm und 

lumber wagon, 

Grasshopper Falls and took thence the 

cars for Topeka. 

Here we had hoped to meetsuchrep 
resenlative men as Blanton of Coffee 
ville, Besse of Pence, Loggan of Platts- 
mouth, and the ministers and member* 
of the U. P. and U.B.,and Wesleyan.if 
not of theCongregational and Presbyteri- 
an churches of council on the 
state o ( the Anti-secret reform in Kan- 

- the 

>n for the coming year. 
ors were re-elected and 
adjoumed after anounc 
the First Cong' 1 church 

bled, gave good alien- 
ion to our lecturer, took up a moderate 
ollection and bore away a goodly num- 
.erofour tracts and thus ended our 
nti<secret minion to the capital of Kan 
as, where manifestly the people and the 
hurch with few exceptions, are for the 
present domineered over by a dark pnw- 
baleful malignity and dan 
gerous tendency few of them have any 

for the dying and the dead. Ma- 
Odd-fellows and Knights of Py 
contend which shallsay the most, 
When their boastful pretentions to a 
krtpmg charity, which lets noi 
the left hand know the labora of tht 
right, is remembered, ihe docti 


named as an honorable exception 
.ugh a plain man, old and infirm ant 
.h but a moderate competence o 
i world's goods; I mean the treasur 
of the State Atsocia'ion, Mr. S.S-x- 


; warning and shrinks not f<om 
re tlan Ins just thare of the pi 
ry burdens. He hath done what he 
Id and though alone and unhonoied 
by the rushing and thoughtless throng, 
und sneered at by the secret con- 
spirators, his reward is sure and his 
name may yet he remembered when 
the proud who scorn hts testimony and 
mid hia efforts will be forgotten. 

which came under my notice, which 
was of a more cheering and hopeful 
character than I have to report for 
Grasshopper or Topeka; I mean t 
State Conference of the Wesley 
Methodists at Muscotih in Atchis 
Co. Here were a>me twenty or ill 
ly preachers, gathered from hundn 
ofmdesaround. The assembling of sn 
a number, when all the circumstan 

Grasshopper Falls, 

n.g lor your 

on ciunty. This 

ler-ruffian town, 
of their forces. 

which Jim Lane led the liberty forces 
to their first military encounter with 
the ruffians and defeated them about 
three miles from the village of Win- 
chester. His progress, however wat 
arrested by U. 3- troops, from Leaven- 
worth and one or two hundred of bit 
men were taken and held several 
months as prisoners by the pro-slavery 
itdiiiiiiii-tra iuli, which liiii-i protectee 


isls. But tin 
The ruffians 

i have changed. 
we mostly disappei 

from Wind 

a people not only opposed 
slavery but many of ihe m opposed equal- 
ly to the secretism which aids oppres- 
Mon, and which imposes on the soul a 
bondage infinitely worae than chattel 
slavery. Here we found Rev. Josiah 
Dodda, secretary of the Stale Associa- 
tion by whom our way wna prepared in 
this plfice and in other places in the 
vicinity lUmoient to fill up the time un- 
til ihe State Convention. We found 
him a true work-fellow, the fruits of 
whose labor were apparent in the intel- 
ligent interest of his people in the antH 
secret reform, and the evident dislurb- 

Lh.- swelling title', trie regalia, the vain 
show — the heathenish worship, the 
L-vid-ut political aud religious charac- 
ter and the disclaiming of both, the 
evident eiclusiveness under pretense of 
universal brotherhood, the divisive 
clannishnesa under pretense of union, 
the partiality under pretense of justice, 
the selfishness under pretense of be- 
nevolence; in a word the utter guileful- 
ness and falseness of Free-masonry in 
every manilestation of the order, the 
very leaven of hypocrisy pervading the 
whole thing, he exclaimed, "0 my 
Lord, there ie death in the pot." 

Wouid that all Anti-masons could 

thus discern Masonry under every 

dun^e ' if dress and nauie. ForbyBUch a 

tamorphois has Masonry once escap- 

iitier annihilation in our laud, and by 



1-qn-i till;: 

lity day and i 

learly f.ile( 


The next day Dr. Douglas procured 
us a passage to Spring Grove in Lfav- 
enworlh Co. Our notice had failed to 
reach ihe people. I was cordially re- 
ceived at the home of Rev.G. L. Shep- 
herdson by his father-in-law, a Wesley- 
■in M-'tliudist brother, Hodges, of Kane 
Co., III., who had been in our first Au- 

thy with the cause of truth and open- 

tise a lecture for t 
had a good_meetin 

;in I lii.i-k.d up my led 

wing, and we 

Jro. Shepherd 

■ing (he afternoon, 

t <vh]im<-.! 
afraid of 
of appro- 

stowed with a full knowledge of what 

frankness may lose temporarily, but in 

the rigM minded, and even the respect 
of enemies, while the cowardice of 
non-committaliam will inherit only 
oo n tempt 

Satisfied and didn' 

be again in like 
omplished great 

on to claim the 
t," aays he, '' sb 
.e any sleep about 
r or likely to do- 

know anything 
; learned that he had Ma- 
hurch and other Masons 

among the largest subscribers t 

I took my leave and found my way 
to the house of Rev. Mr. Forsythe, 
United Presbyterian minister, to wh 

the notice of my lectures had been 
tent, but whose absence caused tin 

It was sad to contemplate the willing 
bondage to the dark powerof the lodge 
which had been thus disclosed. Bui 
my stale of physical exhaustion wee 
such that I felt that providence had 
thus given me a much needed opportu 
nity for repose. So I made no i ffjrt tc 
call a meeting on this Subbath. 1 
passed the church and went out of the 
town where by the riverside the Wes 
leyans assera (led for prayer as a prep 

.' that week ( 

the same ground. The ■nft.-rnoon 
rainy, so I rested until Monday, 
then set out for the Stale Conventie 
Tepeka, of which I propose lo 

: Convf 

r order of ni 
•r Falls, T 

miles westerly over n splendid but foi 
the most part unbroken prairie, by h 
teamster sent by the Rsv. J, S, Milli- 
gan of Tippinsville, in Jackson Co. 
This Bro. Mdligan Is a brother in the 
Lord and in the flesh to Rev. A. M. 
Milligan, D.D., of PitUburg.Pa.. weli 
known to the readers of the Cynomrt 
;is a strong man and a leader in ihe ranas 
of A nti -secrecy. 

Here at Tippinsville or North Cedar, 
for the latter is the post office name, 1 
oundBro. M. most energetically engag- 
ed in laying foundations which look tc 
matters of earnest import and of per 
manence. His dwelling though a solid 
alone structure, is intended for a barr 


But in this w 
the wai 

.of a 

magnificent distances which separate 
these brethren, the expensiveneas of 
traveling, the thousand things to be 
done in settling a new country, the 
want of funds to do with, and the 
failure of the late crops this year in 
Eastern Kansas a'l contributed to this 
result. The lime, too, seemed inoppor- 

meetings and agricultural fairs and in 
the midst of the State Fair at Topeka. 
All these things had their influence. 
And the spies of the adversaries were 
emboldened to insolence when they 
saw the smallness of the convention and 
like SanbaUet and Tub ah ihey derided 
us.saying, "What do these feeble Jews. 
If a fox go up he shall 

Dodds and 

were undaunted, 

i wall." But i 


but there ia w 
the form of One whom you cf 
not see and of whose power you hs 
no conception." "Aye," said anoth* 
"and they that be for u 
they that are against us; for roui< 
.gets of Go. 




The Court hoi 


i had t 
. The 


had determined, it ae ms, that we 
should not occupy it unmolested or even 
at all for an evening lecture. So they 
sent one whom we will denominate 
"Geshem the Arabian," a member, as 
he said of eight of the orders to inform 
us that they had put a meeting upon 
the top of ours for the evening. So 
that we could have the house for the 

r aften 

t for 

Thih G.-shcm was a fit representative 
for such orders and a fit tool for such 
dirty work, being the uiipers. .nation oi 

inly t 

Mb 1 I, 


convention, and then undertook t 

was going on lo enlighten the co 

lion iu a general discussion of th. 
ject upon which we were conv 
He was allowed lo proceed until h 
fully disclosed the spirit ofsecreti 
its impudence and hatefulness,an 


Wt-rd.-. win ■ 

Himself ii 


eluded to imitate Isaac' 
the Philistines strove for 

adjourned lo the church 
Brethren for the evenii 

business was finished an 
copied in animated and e 


Rev. Bell of the United Brethren 
Church, was elected president of the 

:im busi 

The s 

i- tin- 

letch, in every prayer, and in every 
ng; all seemed to declare plainei 
ere words could do, this broad land 
UBt be taken poscssion of for Chi 
ie scatiered sheep must be gath. 

lolds. The 
: be frustra 


be carried to the hardy pioneer of th 
plains. What especially cheered us wr 
that when recruits were off-red thei 
was manifested more concern for Ihe 
character than for their numbert 
When their general soundness theoloj 
ally i 


iliy in the work of e 1 
in every case the q 

societies and will you oppose them i 
And besides striving earnestly for spir- 
itual holiness, will you avoid the mate 
rial filthiness of tobicco and all in- 
temperance. We want associates in 
this work who will have no fellowship 
with the unfruitful worki of darkness. 
and who will by the grace ot God, kee]i 
themselves from all filthiness of the fl ;sh 
and of the spirit. One candidate hes- 
itated on the tobacco question. Ac- 
tion on hia case was postponed for spec 
cial prayer until the morrow. We 
know not how it was finally decided, but 
II who sp 'ke on the case, spoke in 

, We 


, but we must enfor 
U be ashamed to 1 

'esh-yan preacher is a slave 
ees ol t. 

The I 

osed, a seceding Royal Arch Mason 
ho had been initiated, passed, raised 
nd exalted, in Maine, some fifteen 01 
*enty years after the Morgan murder. 
[IB name ia M. R. Clough. of Ottawa 
an. Frombiin we obtained evident-, -di 
c'.and positive, of what we haveofier 
ispectrd,via: tint the Mi^oiis v«ry l1i.ii 
litiatory ceremonies and oaths according 

i deal t 

•id thecldl 

j they 

stripping proi 
phases of their oaths. Lest tin 
didate should rebel like Dr. Colvt 
that he may go away and declan 
that honestly and truly, that h 

nd d.d i 

ripped as the 

i keep the Mas 

1 1 fact ir.-d -■ 




till the 

i oftl 

remains unchanged as before tl 
revelation of Morgan. We met anotl 
er seceding Mason at Topeka, who s 
ceded but a few years ago, who d 
clares the revelations of Morgan to I 
a correct representation of Masonry i 
ito".i prtwticetl. This seceder declare 
that he left the 1 .dge that he migl 
serve the Lord Jesus Christ. H. 


— It is a marked feature in the h 
tory of the yellow lever plague at Men 
phis and Shreveport that the seen 


istical order hai 

ntly been unearthed in the Episco- 
pal church called the "Confraternity of 
the Blessed Sacrament," with its "su- 
" and associate priests.. Rev. 
Mr. Batterson, formerly of St. Clement's 
urch, has pub'islied a defense of ihe 
fraternity, whose object he says is "to 
due honor to our Lord's Re»l 
nee in the Blessed Sacrament of 
II a Body and B ood; and mutual and 
pecial prayer for e 


the Holy Eucharist." 

b promulgation of this obnoi 
and fund ame n till error of popery c 
been entrusted by the fatln 

agency than a secret lodge. 

—The MeConnellaville (O.)district, M., hai lately lost a considerable 

science will no longer endure an un- 
equal yoke. At a meeting htld in tium- 
merfield this body resolvtd to cease con- 
nection with the M. E. Church, a part 
with Bro. R. B. Taylor turn to the Free 
Methodist brethren, oiheta with Boo- 
jimin Danford unite with the Weeley- 

The Benevolent Orders. 
ir the great Chicago tiro the 

would Iiod relief by applying lu ihe 
Masonic Jidirf OommitUe and Odd- 
fellows would be helped by applying to 
the Odd Fellow's ltdUf Committee. 




ied only in praise, 
that had a Method- 
York cily contribut- 
ed funds exclusively to uid burncd-oul 
Methodists in Chicago, the fact would 
not have elicited much commendation. 
Vet every one expected 

But when it 

a the funds sent for this exclusive 
olence, had been iu part solicited 
and contributed by men outside of 

they we, 

i-c-J; tln-ii.n 


this the worst element in 
the case: '-These suffering Freemasons 
and Odd-fellow* were not coutent with 
the aid from their special fund, but none 
were more urgent in demaudiug aid 
from the general fund aLo, aud they 
openly and shamelessly boasted of this 
double aid. 

The same game is now being played 
m Memphis, m.d these orders have the 
effrontery of asking the general public 
to contribute directly toother exclusive 
benevolent funds, as will be seen by 
the lollowing item from an ovening pa- 





ult-reii. ate very 
eceive «»y »» d " 
The OJd-Hluws 

1 don 

KltiiaL oi lllc Ura 




nelallaiion of offlc 

ra in 



grange miy be p 

blic if deair- 


ed the 

performance the f 


g de- 

«lio Lb 

e noi will Cod in 


ter for 


.-urine, master BUt 

B the 


f ihe meeting and sa)S, 'Let us first 
■ivokelbe blessing of God." The chap- 
tin thtn reads the following prayer: 
Almighty Father, Maker of lllu UnU 
erse and giver of every good to man- 
ind, we beseech Thee lo he wilh us 
n this occasion; bless those who shall 
l this time be iuslalltd .fli;crs ol this 

hem with prudence a 
i'.h all iheoffic-eraoft 
ia! grange, and all ci 
order, aud md us in < 
fits in all parts of C 

uons having for 

their object the ad- 

vancement of educ 

alion and the mortl 

welfare and happin 

S3 of mankind; we 

ask all in Thy nam 

e. Amen." 

As a specimen o 

Masonic prayer the 

above is nearly per 

ect, und all that has 


mns upon them will 

apply generally to 

his. The installing 

officer, who may 

e any member of a 

State grange, then 

akes charge of the 

proceedings beginn 

n^ wilh an addrfBi, 

part of which may 

e original, but must 

close with a presc 

bed form. In this 

occurs these senlii 

aenta: .'The order 

of Patrons !a the o 

dy association that 

originates, exists 

and works with its 


members id their daily 

- - . Its teachings are the loflies 

lhat man cub seek. It does not inter 

fere with hia religious or political views. 
In morality it seeks the highest point; 
honesty is inculcsted, education nur- 
tured, charity is a predominant charac- 
teristic, temperance is supported and 
brotherly love cultivated." How true 
are some of these statements the form- 
upon this ritnttl sufficiently 


•( the , 


i then 

brought forward, invested with the in- 
signia of their and instructed in 
their respective duties aft*r having tak- 
en the following obligations: "I 

having been elected [Mnstc] of 

grange, do solemnly pledge my honor 
that I will perform all the duties apper- 



i in a 

is duly install- 
ed. I will support the conatituiion oi 
the nitional grange, the by-taw* 
of this grange, and I will inculcate 
a strict obedience to all laws and edicts 
emanating from the proper author- 



order." The officers of the grange ar 
master, overseer, lecturer, steward as 

secretary, gatekeeper, Ceres, Pomona 
Flora and stewardess." 


ept the rem irks addressed 



n noneoftheofficialin^ru 



vorthy of m-nlioo. They 

are of 

& Bern 

-mock-reli fa ious nature and 



other passages of the ritual the 


ss, godless nature of the 



rend brother, upon you de 


a labor that I trust will ever be a 


ant and cheerful tusk. In pres 



vith this sacred volume, a 



n which all look for wisdom and 

full, fill 1 

of this 

urge yon 
As the 



with the Matter of the Great Gnmg. 
above, may you never intercede in vain 
May the spiritual seed you shall sov 
fall on good soil, and bring forth a hun 
dred-fold. Cast thy bread upon thi 
water?, and tliou shall gather it afte: 
many diys. Remember the parable of 
the mustird seed. Brethi 
your chaplain." 

i Able Discussion of OdJ-h'lhui 


meeting was called at Centre Church, 
on the evening of September 24b. 
At an early hour the house was tilled 
by cilis;ns of the community, R ibury, 
Orrstown, MowersviiU, etc H. R. 
Clippinger, Eq„ was elected Chair- 
rain, and Mr. A. Hover. Secretary. 
The Chairman introduced theR^v. J. 
M. Bishop, of Pleasant Retreat Parson 
age, who took the stand and spoke on 
Odl-fellowsh'p over two hours, A 
heavy ,-prinkhng of the order was pres- 

e for tl 


must be a spuriou-: religion and oppos- 
ed to the kingdom ol Christ. He quot- 
ed from Rev. A. B. Grjsb, author of 
Odd fellows, Manual. This author is 
endorsed by the Grand Lodge of the 
U. 3. Page 92: "Every Odd-fellow 
should keep clearly impressed on his 
mind and Oetrt the lessons taught at 
initiation; they are an Epitomizicd Sou 
Mary of the great principle J and ob- 
ject of the order. In one word, what 
regeneration by the word of truth 
is in religion, initiation is to Odd-fellow 
ship." The lecturer rem irked, ''What 
Christian that Ins ever fult the regen- 
erative power of the Gospel of Christ 
don't kno* that the Rhv. Grosh hai 
made a false statement and ought to 
sign a I bel on the Son of Gjd." 

The lecturer said it would not do to 
explain the above away, for the same 
ideaiecirricd through the whole vol 

"Not onlp between the north and south 
of Europe, but the European living 
amid the refinements of art and science 
is but little in advam 
who, though living 
Adam, of Noah, Abraham and othei 
Bbie worthies, rejects that book (Bi 
bit) and clings to the Shasta or the Ko- 
ran, and oills all inflJ^ls who acknowl- 
edge not the authority of Confucius oi 
Mohammed, or Brahma, The African 
gods alst 

land of 





) thei 

> of 

a law, 


(Judaism,) the cross, 
and the Oreseut, (Mohammedanism);.^ 
clashed in angry warlare, which do 
bases all and convinces none, and 
must therefore be abhorred of the God 

, who is Father ol 
all spirits." Here, continued the I 
urer, is a minister who cla«es Chr: 
anity with Mjhamaiedaoism, and it 
common with the others, must be ab- 
horred of God;]thus a man professing to 
be an errjounderof the G>spel of Ji 
aus Christ, d.-clares that Christianity 
debases all and convinces none. Truly 
the discoveries of Odd-fellowship are 
rnmzing, they are astonishing yea, 
even beyond the reach of human com- 

The lecturer then called the i 
turn to pag> 285: '-here the R^ 
thor speaks of the lod>;e at work: They 
have left their prejudices at the door 
ind mingle in one circle of brotherhood 
ny, and love, the descendents of 

jist ns brother Essex gave them to m 
— he being one of the parties refer* 
to in the article,— and as he statt 
then ('ubstantiall) ) before the com mi 
tee. I cannot see anything in the a 
tide which con properly be so coi 
structed as to refl'Ct upon the statroi 
ing committee; and ai to Bro. Ros 



th^n thai 

And 1 





ence of creed or worship." "L^ft thei 
prejudice at the door." Thelecture 
now inquired if there was a Christiat 
Odd-f. bow in the house; if so, is th. 
blessed Jesus nothing to you but you 
predjndiecf You must not take bin 
pist the outside guardian, you must no 
pray in His name in your boasted lodg. 
'It has been decided by th< 
Grand Lodge of the U. S. to be unlaw 
pray in the name of Jesus," pag< 
B. Grosh's Improved Man 

al Edltio 
The next quotation was from page 
292: "We 

d-^r-v tlu 

ur cessation of the powers of the mind 

and heart, but the rest of faith, that pre 

pose of immortality itself, for heaven ii 
the reality of all that regeneration pre 
figures." What do you suppose thi 
Rev. gentleman discovers in this sub 
lime degree? Why the idea of faith, 
which is the substance of things hoped 

the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ 
secret oath bound societies. Where 
ey diurish churches go down, pray- 
meetings die out, for this reason: 

er he will hate the one and love the 
her; or else he will hold to the one 
d despise the -other — Matt. vi. 24. 
i ended the first proposit-on. 
The lecturer proceeded to descant 
ion three other propositions, but I 
11 not infringe upon your valuable 
ace with any further account of the 
idress. At the cloie of the speech 
Rev Mr. Ames, of the M. P. Church, 
ot R ixbury, anouncud that certain Ld,- 
OJd-fellowa would hold a fe t - 

ose present, including the R;v. 
sr, to attend. Thereupon Rev. 
Bishop made reply that he would avail 
ilf of the opportunity to decline 
ivilation for the reason that he 
eceutly been invited by the Col- 
umbus L >dgc of Chamber?burg to par 
lieipate in their pic-ntc al Brown's Mill, 
although he did not attend in per 
be saw in the unlerrified Valley 
■it lhat a convivial sp rit took I. old 
ot them and they got to dancing and 
■^gran i Imp ;in I th it he ( li- sp"itk- 


To die Editor of the Cynosure: 

: action of the Sandusky annual 
Conference in my case, has been such 
de-iii mil .in (-x.danalion from me, 
I find in the minutes of the last session 
f that von fere nee. that, "the passage 
f the character of J. T. Kiggins, was 
riiB suspended for failing to comply 
with the requirements of the confer 


preferred charges 
ritten a fals 

e Vhristhn 

led by testimo 
:ummended that 

i left with me to 
,ch, or how little 
After having look- 

r 1 found i 

nsistonlly with the plain truth re 
iny thing. The article referred to 
'ritten at East Toledo, and dated 
July 18th, 1872, and the only thing In 
t'cle wh ch I could wish changed, 
t I might say of the facts nnrra- 
i the article, that I gave them 

secrecy quest 
a, to ju.tify 

that they male a wii 
themselves. If, in orde 

which I have every rei 
true, then God's grtc.' assisting 
my character shall not be passed, i 
dune by higher authority than tba 
the annual Conference. J. T. Kroo 


For all Who are Working 

... I will try hard to make my 
name two next week and forward. 
W. B. 0. 

A good friend from Pennsylvania 
sends an earnest commendation of the 
p^per. endorses its sentiments and bids 
us God-speed, but wishes us to dis- 
continue it because he has so much 
reading matter. We frequently receive 
letters from men saying 1 want the pa- 
per, but have bad 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. 1 
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 good 

lorward the subscription price and send 
the paper to a friend who ia financial y 
unable, at present, to take it? There 

ward the subscription price to us and 
we will app'y it and notify you whose 
Jiulneriptn.n you have paid for. 

Our foes are numerousand in earnest 
Let ub reaVis these (acts and unite our 


Church Contbibdttohs for the N. 
Absi oiatI'in. —Shall we not have miny 
letters similar to the following! 


16th, 1 

IT. L. Ktlhgg; 

Dear Sir: — Sometime since having 
seen in the Cynosure a request thai 
ODgregaliooj would make contribu 
tiuns to the funds of the National 
Christian Association opposed to Becr*t 
societies. I presented the matter tt 
my congregation and took up a collec 
and as the result send you a mon< 
ney order for $5.00 from " the Laurel 

-Rev. R. L. Schoonmaber of S 
Sing, New Yo.k, has been twenty- 

times elected Grand Chaplain of Mas 
in that Btute. This man has the t 

may be the Christian character of i 
who for Buch a length of time can h 
the Bial worship of the lodge 
judgment day will reveal. 



—An Oakland (CI.) paper in not 
ing the funeral of a Freemason, has t 
folbwing: " When asked hia religio 
faith, he replied lhat 'Masonry w 
his religion I' He bad lived by it ai 
was willing to die by it. He had i 
fears of de ith, but was willing to cro 
to the other shore." 


The financial state of aff un is 
d somewhat encouraging.— Th. 
vigorous struggle between the 
and Order party and the whisky 
■ r eupremacv at the coming city elec- 
m.— The "M .rinerVTemple" wasded 
ited last S.ibbath; also "Every 
■dy's Mission," one of the ' 

A Trad Fund for tie Fras Distribution of Tracts. 


Bof t: 


_ the Chicago peopl 
e;:i-!ini;n fnm ' " I ! in le- Turn's Cabin 

nd other of h'T works. — Readers, whi 
dmireour faithful office editor, will b. 
appy to learn lhat he has taken 

lable, educated 

(Oct 21) on 

i attend the wedding ■ 

B:aochard at Pittsbur, 

Hill U. P. 


'. fund of **The National Chris- 

T. P. P. 

'What I Lourued at a Masonic Fu 

White standing by au open grave 

Without llie aid of free salvation, 
Twas by a plan of man's invention; 

He was an unconverted man 

Who did Ignore the Bible plan; 

By Masonry he enters in, 

Although a drunken libertine. 

ny offer 

Like this dcccnact 

Rarulwy, V 


produce materially. 

Fobeion. — France, it is 

trial ot Marshal Baza ne, for 
in progra 

Til U jht 

hy.— Th« 
ty of 


■en officially i 


loupied by them in the cii] 
:ely.— Rev. Mr Candhah, th. 

i forming the Evangelical Alii 
1 on the 10th inst. at Edin- 



of Frei 

f and send themo 

for the Cynosure. In t 
■ list may be considerably 
nd the children could obuii 
mmission fu their work. 

Is the date i 



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This is a one page tract, calling ihe, mention of the public 
o the despotit ami n iioilm.-i tuhr-, ,.l i-'n-u masonry. Price 
.5 eta. per 1U0, |1,00 per 1,000 


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

Hon. John Ouincy Adams' Letter, 

Hiving Hisand His Father's Opinion of Freemason r 

Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

HMnu Hi- Opii i of Freeniii^narj il-:fj„ 

Sataa'o Cable Toxr. 

"Freemasonry is Only 152 Years Old," 

"Murder and Treason not Exceeptd," 
Freemasonry in tno Cnurcb., 

Cliararter ami SytnlmU «f i-']Teiiin«nnry 

Address of NiijinCoutjiisiiiilion, New York. 

Concerning Hit; Morgan Murder, unci the charactci 

f Fr tLll . ad „nry, hlJ .1,,,-wi l.y l,|, himI ulucr ,M n >„m, 
nirdLT^. Oiju.s. [>cr lint, ,n .ft imi j^r 1,000. 

Judge Whitney and Masonry. 




Sis Raisins wlv i iWm sliiH mtbi t. hmm 



Who Murdered Capt. Wm. Morgan? 


Abduotion and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

This is n Book of Thrilling Interest, and 

showa clearly that 


t&~See Sample Paires below. 



Stafford, a village about sir miles east from 
i. Un arriving there Miller was seized by two men 
mlucted 10 n room in the third slory of a stone build- 
■dinarily used as a Masonic lodge room. In this room 
; guarded hy five men, who said they were acting ns 
us lo French, mid under his orders. While ihus 
-i I ami guarded, liis counsel with l or 5 of his friends nr- 
andllie former after s-une short detention was permitted 
neh to see him. The constable was then asked for a 
by vir 

ilody, but he steadily refused to exhibit 
till left no doubl on the mind of Miller or 

Iroducuon to l 


mum at Stafford, this 

Jjnicl Ju 

lolding la Ills band a 


nd walked »u 

lis Miller de 

Mnlcr 1 


me way which becan- 

■ !|.:ct, 11 

iitJollns was h 

oige tliat fuller 

da bill 

, -Miller, I am only 

^kut I 1 

avo been order 

d lodo 

" Uannj his deten- 


old him in language 

uupl, t , 

lie heard by a 

in the 

uenn, lhat bo was not 

tiu-d n 

Le Roy, no 

iiiiiry tribunal 

but w 

is going where Mor- 

.. Milk', 

Tin- ull, 

-Miller is nothing but 

ml i,,v- 

Uil all 

ho evasive falsehoods 

mid iJIv asiLTlioiii, i v wh.eL ti-.-ncL ^nd Ins cadjuLurs e 
deavoied to e^.-u^ i ia-iu^-h cs from [.rocueding with Miller 
the justice's ■-ihi:e al Le Koy, would be a useless waste of oi 

the time until night should favor the completion of their 
projects, mid Lo proceed to Le Roy was no part of their 
plan, if it could be avoided. Hut in the course of the after- 
teruoon, French, seemingly by inadvertence, admitted ilia 
the process he h;nl gainst Miller was in facta process in a civil 
suit; and from that time Ins resolution seemed somewhat 
shaken. About dusk the whole crowd proceeded, with much 
noise and tumult, to Le Koy, -1 miles, and after ui.iny etfnris 

oof hi 


eared. Miller staid in the office nbout half 
which time the justice called for the consta- 

tie and warrant, but neither constable, 

ippeared, and the justice informed Mr. Miller that he « 
it liberty togo where he pleased- This was about nine 
.'clock iii the evening. It appeared from the dockit ot the 
nn.r^ri-Jiti- that 11 warrant bad been issued against Miller, 
John Davids, on the oath and at the request of Din- 
s; John Davids had been also arrested by the three- 
French, but the sheriff of the county informed 
ut he was in his custody on the jail limits, upon 
e was discharged from the arrest. Miller having 
aiiicd permission to return, was making the best of 
ton public house, when i'Veneli and Johns suddenly 
1 aiinn. The former endeavored to seize Miller by the 
nd "called loudly for help to retake the prisoner — 

inn. Butalthougi: 


...,..- returned li 

d reln-ved his family from terror and alarm. That this 
ivh-ss assemblage of men took place for the purpose of se- 
ring the arrest "f Miller, by virtue of a process never in- 
ulej tu be acted upon, >ve shall take no trouble to show to 
e public. We have conclusive proof from the express dec- 
■iiiimiiof those who led the troop, ami from canons oilier 
ui-ees, that one of the ubjects they in view was to pull 
>\ n ilio utiles of Miller, if that should be necessary for the 


Hast thou, 'mian life's tinr.iy wm^ 
Heard the solemn steps of time, 

And the low, mysterious voices 
Of another clime? 

Early hath life's miglitv question 
Thrilled within Ihy heart of youth, 

With a deep and Uronc Ir'^.ti'Iluii:— 
What, and where, is truth? 

1't be in a hurry ah mil li.-fivinr; tht.' 
farm I Do you dielike farming because 
of the work there is to be done I 

Allow me to remind you that there 

id hard work, to 
erf of being known 
highly respectable 

The Lord's Tenth. 

One tenth was sacred to the Lord from 
the earliest ages. It was not a Jewish 
provision merely, but when the gospel 
was "preached to Abraham", he recog- 
nized the justness of the rule, and on 
his return from tbe defeat of the kings 
who had captured Lot, we are told that 
"Melchizadek king of Salem brought 
forth bread and wine: and he was the 
priest of tbe most high God. And he 
blessed him, and 6aid, blessed be Abram 
of the niOBt high God, possessor of heav- 


high God, which bath delivered thint 
enemy into thy hand. And he gav< 
tithes (tenths) of all. Gen. xiv. 18- 

So also when Jacob, the wanderinc 
fugitive, saw heaven opened above hie 
at Bethel and the Lord revealed him 
self to him in words of grace and prom 
ise, "Jacob vowed a vow, saying. I 
God will -be with me, and will keep m« 
in this way that I go, and will" give mi 
bread to eat.and raiment to put ou, si 


in peace; then shall the Lord 
God: and this stone, which 1 .have 
for a pillar, shall be God's house: : 
ofallthat thou shalt give me I will si 
ly give the tenth unto thee." Gi 

The law given by Mosi-s punpK 
affirmed this ancient duty, and not c 
tithes, but also offdrings and 6rstfiii 
and daya and weeks' of sacred tii 
were demanded by the law and devo- 
ted to the Lord under the Jewish dis- 

No one collected these tithee. N< 
officer or tax gatherer compelled theii 


voluntary, — but 

1 this, 


in tithes and in offerings always proved 
to be one of the poorest speculatioi 
that a back-sliddeo Isratlite ensured ii 
The rain wou.d not fall on their field 


and worms and bugs wi 

their produce , and blight a 

would consume that which greet 

apoMau-s sought to withhold from tl 

It is so now. The curse of God 

i the 


continual whine of poverty and hard 
times goes up from these G-jd-robber; 
on every hand. They are poor, and 
they iiwjht to be. They are wretched, 
and they always will be. The liberal 
soul shall be made fat; and the stin- 
gy soul may expect to cry ' "My lean' 
ness, my leanness!" Drouth, blight, 
and insect-pests are just as much ai 
God's command to-day as they wert 

with eyei 

of robbing God on ever 
With all the extravag. 
sectarianism, an honest tithe of the 
wealth of Christendom would pay every 
bill, and leave millions o 
carry the glad tidings it 

But instead of this, chut 
rob God, and then paaMbe 

ind the congre- 


s of t 


of society — tb< 
it you are in BUoh haste t< 
from the farm? 

ble lor a young person as the father's 
louse, and no influence butthe inauence 
of home can be trusted to assist in the 
format ; on of the habits and charac- 
;er of the young. 

Are you anxious to escape from the 
restraining influence of your parents? 
Alasl how many a shipwrecked soul 
dates the beginning of thair soi 

th'.-y broke away from 
parental restraint. 

you fear to soil your hands 
the labor of the farm! 

ow toil-slained and 
brown the hands are if the Iieart is only 
ou are surrounded 

with the quiet, healthy 

p keep thi 

i thai 

u'rtvit. noisy 

m for another still 

exciting, and the soul is hurried 

one sin to another until all is lost, 

lie ruined soul pants for tin- far 

away days when life's fields 

d the birdsongof innocen 

atiug upon the air. 

Many vouii^ people upon the farm 

complaiu of a lack of social and literary 

instances, that the liquid- is neglected 
at the farm, even while the table it 
bountifully spread, and the beds art 

But it needs justthn reformatory in- 
auence to lemedy the evil that you ar< 
taking away from the farm with you 

It is certainly more commendatorj 
for you to remain at home and perse 
vere in your efforts for securing literary 
advantages among your associates 
than to run away from the farm 
city, where you will Bnd that you 
must ex-ihftiige one advantage to gain 


It i3 sad enough to see the boysleav 
ing the farm, but still more sad wher 
the girls grow dissatisfied and ashamed of 
the lot of the farmer's daughter and t. 
pire to something greater. 

If their ambition was really fixed up 
-v nv.'thiag e?senti!i'ly greater than b 
ing what they are capable of becomin 
even as farmers daughters, it would be 
well enough. But to leave the farm 
for the uncertain life of a city shop girl 
is going chiton the scale, instead of up. 

Learning the fashions, wearing cheap 
finery, attending the theatres and olh- 
itionable places of amusement, 

r-balling the door. 




the c 

age door, which they had just reached, 
t was already almost covered witl 
pots of snow, the marks of the ball 
rith which the boys had pelted it, an< 
,s Tom looked at it, and then at thi 
pile of enow covering the steps, 



fun? I say it's mean to cover the 
old lady's door like that; you might 
better take away the snow than add to 
it; you miiht have cleared it all away, 
f you had used as much time and 
strength in shovJmg as in enow-ball- 
nd made a nice path to the well 
I declare," he continued, speak- 
ing with more animation, "I believe 
s can do it yet before school time, if 
3 work hard. You and Bo s > go round 
the old lady's wood shed, and see 
iu can find an old broom and shov 
d I'll run down tn the comer a: 
borrow one from Mr. Nilee; then ' 
clear the snow away in a jiff^ 
Then, without waiting to see the efft 
of his words, he started off on a run 

jrner. He was a great favorite 
with the boys, for he was as fond of 
play as he was kind and good-natured 
were all willing to be led by him 
en he returned with his borrowed 
1, he found Joe and Bob busily 
engaged in using the broom and shovel 
hich they "had taken from tbe wood- 
shed. Tom set to work too, and in a 
le while they had cleared the space of tbe door. 

All this time, Mrs. Crane, who lived 
alone in the little cottage, bad beei 
cooking and outing h-r breakfast in hoi 
small ku-kkitchen. Although it open- 
ed into the wood-shed, she had no 
heard the boys when they came fo: 
tbe broom and shovel, for the door wa 
mt; neither bad she beard tbe thump 
g of the snow-balls against the front 
door, for she was quite deaf. She cc 
see very well, though, if she could 
hear; and so when, after she had fin- 
ished her breakfast, she cams to lot 

for her to clear away, and wonderir 
what she could do, she held up hi 
hands in amazement at the sight whic 
presented itself. The doorstep was i 
cleared, and tbe buys were working r 
only boys can to make a path to tl 
well, which stood in the little coui 
yard, about midway between the hpu 

"Bless me!" she exclaimed, "if th 
ain't kind, I don't know what is; and 
to think of you doing it ali without my 
knowing anything about tt, while I was 
thinking how I should ever get tbe 
snow away from tbe door, so that I 
could go for some water." 

"We'll draw you a bucketful before 
we go," said Bob, the youngest of the 

ob, for we were only trying to tease 

"Yes, but he made you willing then 

i help in his work." 
'Why, Tom, do you call shoveling 
little snow doing the Lord's work!" 
•'Yes, when we do it to help along 

ay of bis people. 


for they were just at the school house 
but Joe thought a great deal of wha 
Tom had said, and resolved that I 
would do- the Lord's work 



i had no trouble 

vith th« 

Tom with Joe 
lad ceased, with 
v from the door, 

snow all that winte 

and Bob, as soon as 
shovels to clear the i 
and to make a path to the well and to 
the road. She never let them go away 
without something nice for their lun- 
cheon, but Ihe consciousness that they 
were working for tbe Lord Jesus Christ, 
in thus helping one of His feeble disci- 
ples, made them happier than all the 

lodu-e building, being part of the cor- 
id under their lock 
forcible possession 
thereof for that assemblage. They did 
deputation accordingly ; 
the deputation did break open said 
building, and did take possession ac- 
cordingly, and to secure to themselves 

key for tbe building; tbe key to be de- 
ivered to the Mason who should be 
r by the new election. 
>mmitted this high-handed 
trespass, and thus got possession of the 
building, they then proceeded 
t masters, wardens and othe 


could give them. — Selected. 

When the Rev. James Hervey aBked 
the plowman, " What do you think 
the most difficult thing to get rid of 
the Christian life," he received a c 
rect answer. " I think the most di 
cult thing to get rid of is selfrigbloo 


i of oth- 

And I have only this advice to give 
to the sons and daughters of farmers- 
Stick! The highest ambition any boy 
nan entertain is to become a noble, hon- 
erable man, and the farm is just as 
good a place as any other for doing 

And the 

i girl . 

l doii 

religious worship an. I 
then get up fairs and fandangoes, 
ees and sociables, selling trinkets and 
nicknacks, and arranging feastings and 
riotings. to ob'.ain money for the ser 
vice of God. And all this that tight- 
fisted old ski*.- flints may rob God and 
hoard up wealth, while young people 

gance, luxury, and pride. 

"Will a man rob God I" Verily he 
will find it a poor speculation. "There 
is that ecaltereth and ye increaseth." 
Floods and flames, blights and whirl 
winds, stand ready to rebuke our greed 
and punish our cove tousneBs; while to 
his obedient children the Lord says as 
he did of old, "Bring ye all the tithes 
into the storehouse, that there may be 

now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, 
if I will not open you the windows o( 

e quiet, purifying atmosphere 
life is of the greatest ad- 
i becoming that noblest of all 

ie farm, boys and girls, and 
never regret in after hie hav- 
so. — Mrs. Kaydm, in Bos- 


Cb.ildren.3' Corner. 


er a lane, which 

and divided the i 

Ihe si le 


r rath- 

rd hir 

s very little used, 
et, when he heard 
looked tip the lane, 
of the ;ch >ol-tioys running 


"Come and have some fun Tom," 
said Joe — for that was the boy's name 
-— itnd M-izing Tom by the arm, he al- 
nusl dragged him with him, while ho 
went on to tell what the fun was. 
"Don't you knur old Mrs. Crane's cot- 
tage, just up here? Well, the show 



Rhode Island, It relal 
litigated belwt-en the Grand Lodge anc 
the petitioners, now seceding Ma- 
sons, whose chartered rights were in. 
vaded by the Grand Lodge in 1817, 
since which time, until recently, tin 
questions involved have been litigated, 
and finally decided in favor of the Grand 
Lodge, on grounds which " 
dines communicating to ( 
ful party, exuept under an injunction of 
secrecy/ I ! — Boston Press. 

Benjamin "W. Case, of Newport, in tht 
County of Newport, in behalf and by 
order of the master, wardens and breth- 
ren ot the corporation, known by nam* 
of St. John's Lodge, No. 1. in Newport, 
of which the said Case was and is mas- 
ter—respectfully showeth, that the pe 
tilioners were incorporated as a body 
corporate and politic by act of the 
General Assembly in 1793, and undi 

i charter, granting to them all the usi 
al franchises of corporations ; and amon 
others the franchise of holding annu 
elections, (or the el-ction of their ...ilk'- 1 n 
and amenable of course, like all oth< 
crporations, in the exercise of thot 
franchises, only to the authority of the 
General Assembly, from whom the 
charter emanated. 

That your petitioners held their an. 
quhI elections at Newport, on the 2711- 
day of December, the day fixed undei 
the authority of said charter. That ir 
the year 1817 on the 27th day of De 
cember. your petitioners held their an- 
nual election for the election of their 
(fficers; and did then and there elect 
for the year, and among 


•'Go close to her, Bob," said Tom. 
"and ask her for her pail; she can't 
bear what you say there." 

So Bob mounted the door-step Bnd 
shouted to the old -lady, that if she 
pail, they would 
r, and then they 


the house for 



.' 1 lirs 

Tom and his friends, like most boys 
of their age, were very fond of dough- 
nuts, so they received the basket with 
as much pleasure as Mrs. Crane did 
the pail of water which they placed in- 
side her door. Then Joe__ran round 
to the wood-shed to put away the 

the right and to the left with his ahov- 
el, so that Bob, who came on behind, 
carrying the basket, had a nice path 
to walk in. Tom returned the shovel 
to Mr. Niles, and then they all hurried 
on to school, each eating a doughnut; 
for their bard work had sharpened their 
appetites. • 

"Tom," said Joe, speaking with bis 
mouth ful I, in his haste toeai his dough- 
nut and nek his question before they 
reached the school-house, "what did 
Mrs. Crane mean when she said the 
Lord sent us there! Perhaps he sent 
you because you thought of doing her 
good, but I don't think he sent me or 

Clerks office, and as plaintiff entered n 
rge in full of said judgement. 
n consequence of this discharge 
they pleaded in bar to your petitioner's 
upon safe judgmeit miltirl record 
hiB ptea was overruled in the Com- 
Pleas, and on appeal in the Su 
e Court also, and nothing remain- 
i be tried but the plea of piynv-nt. 
h had virtually b-en d«-cule,i by ln ' 
decision of the plea of nuhiel record, 
'as so declared by 

t Ihe 

St. Paul's Lodg. 
lendecce of 

the SL Paul's 




Lodge, No. 

II this was done in the Masonic hall of 
St. John's Lodge. No. 1., in Newport 
l he possession thereof having been forei 
hly obtained as we have shown; if this 
any title to the new baptism 
j it bo; but this is the only ti- 
tle they have. To your petitioners it 
ight the maniinler 

l h0U! 



.If by the 

i the property of 

;en your petition - 
created by the 

the corporation, bet 
ers and this lodgi 
Grand Lodge in the 
ed, have been litigated with varioi 
suits, as will be particularly stated 
irafter. Two of the suits, at the August 
term, 1829, of the supreme Judicial 
Court, were submitted under a rule of 
that Court to Hon. John Pitman, 
sole referee. 

He decided and reported against your 
petitioners in both cases; but withi 
a-sigiimg any reasons; though llo- q 

volved iu the 


He has refused ( 

en to communicate his groundi 
petitioners, except upon the conditior 
that your petitioners and their counse 
bind themselves by a written engage, 
to secrecy and not to disclose .he ground! 
to the public, nor make any use what 
ever of them to correct any error mad' 
by said referee in tbe decision of said 
cases, although the said report of th' 
said referee contains an assurance thai 
hie reasons were written out at length, 


Christian Cynosure 

Address, EZRA A. COOK & CO., 


that a 

—having in fact b 


The other suit, whs ejectment for pes 
ision of the building for the rent o 
lich your petitioners had recoverei 
judgment as aforesaid. 

Wherfeore and in consideration of th 
premises, your petitioners pray that th 
judgment founded on tbe award of th 
said referee may b- set aside, and mo 
trials granted of Baid suits — and the 
as in duty bound will ever pray, 

For and in behalf of said petitioners 
B. \V. Case, R. W. M. 

lililiv.-- <>l .Inli.ll.iMinic l.i vlnn 

John Levington, Detroi 
1). P. Kiuhbun, Heme 

Charles t'iiy, 1. wl. 

Ch"ica. L ' 


T. Niclil, L'uion Purk Seminary, 
Summer-field, 0. 

Lii.- ; ,l'.., Ill 

R. B. Tayh-, ^. 

b. N. btrailo.i, yynnaise, N. V 

N. (Jalleu.kT, Green Urove, r ' 

J. II. Tiinuion-;, Tiir-uIiiiii, 

Limis .aiitii-ijilen, l.'ryilJil Li 


I' Hurler, Polo, 111. 

J. R. Rsiird. Oreouville. Pa. 

T. I! Mcr.srmiek, Princeton, Ind. 

C. Willis, Angola, Ind. 

.1 T Ki^ons. '!"'' I'-- Washington t 
idianapolis, Ind. 

,1. I... Uiirliiu . I>< inn* lleirhK N. V. 
Rev !■: . I. .tu, -.„i, l.!n.irl...ii, lud. 

.bi.siali Mi l/n-kcv. Fancy Crcl;, Wis, 



m id" km 

by tht 

i the said 


z aa master. That afterwards 
year, viz. in the month 

than five months after said elec- 
tion, another lodge, established in 
Providence, calling itself the Grand 
Lodge, did in eoaiempt of the charter 
aforesaid, assume the jurisdiction to net 
aside said election and to order a new 
one. And did further in contempt of 
said charter of the authority of this Gen- 
eral Assembly, assuming the authority 
to direct and superintend the new elec- 
80 ordered. 

Your petitioners, standing on their 
chartered rights, and reposing on the 
authority of the State for their protec- 
tion, in the full enjiyment of their 
privileges, did utterly refuse to submit 
to the flagrant and Oaring usurpation of 
pewer, attempted by said Grurul Lodg-, 
a power of annulling elections made by 
corporations in this State ;a power which 
no court in tbe Stale possesses, not ev- 
en the highest, and which can only be 
exercised by the General Assembly: 
your petitioners say that Btanding on 
their chartered privileges, and relying 
on the sovereign authority of the State 
for their protection, they did decline 
submitting to the assumed jurisdiction 
ofeaid Grand Lodge Notwithstanding, 
this said Grand Lodge did persist and 
proceed with what they called a new 

All the members of another lodge in 
Newport called St. Paul's Lodge, pri- 

ity from St. John's Lodge, together with 
the members of Baid Grand Lodge at- 
tending to superintend the election, as 
sembled together. They then, in the first 
place, resolved on committing a high 
ban. led trespass ; and as they had usurped 
the authority oi theS tate, made no scru- 
ple of trampling on its laws, tbey actually 
voted to commission a deputation from 
that assemblage to go and break open the 

The leading queslion and one decis- 
ive of the whole case was, was whethet 
the Grand Lodge was competent to an- 
nul the election made by this corpora- 
tion under its charter. If not compe- 
tent then all that 
Grand Lodge in thi 
lity; then all done under their authori- 
ty was a nullity, then tbe body which 
they instituted and denominated St. 
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 that corporation ; 
and the decision of the judge in award ■ 

that ' 


ought therefore to be reversed. If the 
judge held and determined that the 
Grand Lodge was competent to annul 
the election made by this corpora'. inn 
under its charter; then he held and de 
cided that a power in this state, self- 
created, and independent of tbe state, 
may exercise a jurisdiction which be- 
longs only to the General Assembly, a 
jurisdiction over their chartered corpor 
ations. If he has so decided, his de 
cision is manifestly against law, and 
therefore ought to be reversed. In ei- 
ther view his award was illegal ;md the 
judgment founded thereon, ought to 
be reversed, and your petitioners pray 
that it may he reversed, and a new trial 
granted of said suits, the circumstances 
of which your peticioners now beg 
leave briefy to lepresent — first promis- 
ing that they have come to the General 
Assembly, and have omitted to go to the 
Supreme Court because the contest 
involves a claim of power on th i 
part of the fraternity of Mason?, and 

vith U.u 

the connection of th; 
fraternity rainht give a bias to their 
minds in favor of that claim; the Chief 
Justice at the time of the reception of 
said rcpo'-tjhaving declared that he had 
expressed to said referee a hope that he 
would make his report without assign 

One of these suits was upon a judg- 
ment of Court, obtained by your peti- 
tioners against the tenant of the lodge 
building for rent. Though this Buit 
was defended in the name of the de- 
fendent, by the lodge created by the 
Grand Lodge in manner afore.-aui. aid- 
ed too by the Grand Lodge, yet after 
verdict and judgment in favor of your 
petitioners, that lodge so created, as- 
suming to be plaintiff in the case 
which they had defended, went into the 

Westfield College, 

■Weotaeld, Clark Co., IU. 

Masonic Books, 





us lip 

Oliver's History ot Initiation. 

tan's fait Hihil mi Monitor. 

Freemasonry Exposed, 


Prioo by EipraBB. 

Light on Freemasonry, 





Dr. JohnC. Emory of Racine Co., Wis. 




Walsh's Review of Freemasonry. 


Finnev on Masonrv. 


ieraird's Appendix to Light on far; 




Letters on Masonry, 

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

kmm] SMiiuui."! 


ilic lis ir 

PRICE, I Cujiy 20. 

d the trial of PETER ( 




A Seceeding Mason of 21 degrees. 

Light on Freemasonry, 


The Christian Cynosure. 


"In Secret Rave I Said Nothing."—*™™ Christ. 


VOL VI. NO. 7. 


WHftLE NO. 137 

The Christian Cynosure. 

SgNo, 11 Wabash Avenue, Chicago. 

Torini m advance : Weekly edl- 

The ground over which Leggett was 
walk had previously been examined 
Ftint; hut no one else knew the na- 
■o of the bank, excepting perhaps 
Northup, a Senior and a re&ident of 


t all of the 
rule, ateep 
> 100 feet 

be familiar will 

It is important 

'inee in Ithaca ! 
banks, varying f 
ligh; and that so great care hat been 
xeroised in approaching them that, 
.Ithough the University lies between 
wo of them, but a single accident has 
occurred in them. 

Wilson testifies; When I got oyer 
the fence Leggett was stand: 

The liberty of the individual » 
— Then U-uetits e.iuull> ttlttti 

i the ''Kappa Alpha" Society of 
nell University. The following 
Hot was rendered by the Coroner's 

ber of the Society, aad seven students, 
also members of the Society. 

The evidence shows that Leggett 

"Kappa Alpha" Society on the night of 
the accident. Before the formal init 
tion the candidate was, according 
custom, to be led blindfolded to boi 

mile from th' 
of Six 


Creek, which c 

1 by a tecure path, 
was to be then and there r 
the candidate to renew I 
deBire to join the Society; 1 
again to be blindfolded and 
the rooms, where the mil 
monies, described as very 

/ impressive 
and enjoyable, would take place. A 
agree that none of the preliminary 
consist in tubing candidates to dange: 
oua places in order to terrify them; a 


King; i 
kind v 

intended or offered; and that Leggett 
made no opposition. 

A party of -'Kappa Alpha" students 
were to rendezvous about o'clock 
the road which follow* the south bi 

, howei 



ainst it; 1 bad chai 
e other boys, 

out three or four i 

rather he leaue. 

i about a foot fr^i 

; thoi 

fall; he was 

thought be wi 
■round, not di 
d for 

I stepped t 

lipping and be was going 
liii the rL'ht side of the 
r on the south side; 1 
is merely falling to the 
>wn the precipice; I mov- 

t I thought was 

we may look upon the er 
idividual only. But thei 
feature of the case which i 
parent in the evidence, bu 
i a spectator of the 
this is perfectly characters 
iociety proceedings. Tfc 
vere charged with no crim 
ic merely wished to know 
^instances, and they wei of information. Tht 

ecrecy of the arrangement 
iff the body, would natu 

that cei 

in interested persons, all of thei 
embers of this or of other secret s. 
eties. objected to an inquest, urge 
iat it inijuire merely as to the dire< 
use of death, and advised the avok 
ice of all questions tending lo sbo 
.e nature of the performances, actus 
■ intended. And finally, as the ev 

^ivo inlnrmation iflheyhadb 
:harge of murder: especially waB this 
noticeable in regard to the blindfoldi ng 
of Leggett. 

As a result of this unfortunate policy, 

testifies: I was in the field be- 
, the fence and the tree; then I saw 
Wasou slip and disappear, Leggett din- 
ring an instant afterward; there 
hardly four feet between them 
when they fell; I was entirely ignorant 
here was a precipice there; was 
greatly surprised to see them disappear, 
' nagined they must have clipped 
a bank; ttie idea ol a precipice 
struck me; my natural impulse 
j help them, and acting upon it, 
or moved diagonally off the cl ff. 

h bruised and stunned, will recov- 
^ggett was large and heavy; he 

guisuable words being, "Oh, don't" 
Take it off," of which various in- 

:tations, or perhaps none at all, 

rest in the ca 
or the accider 
nportaot porti' 
o study the whole 
with the method of 

ng <jI ieiiil! 

but the verdict of i 
iresumably intelligibl 

I km 


Mile <V 

nd the 

t 160 

tartly put himself in charge of thes 

blindfolding he was as helpless and ii 
responsible for his own safety as an in 

duty of those assumi 
protect him from all 
The only causes ol d 

quake, a lightning stroke, the fall of 
are missile from an uns>-.-n sourci 

•oger who 

hich they 
an earth. 

lage, and nearly opposite a pine tree 
which stands upon the very brink of 
the rocky precipice, which here over- 
hangs and is about 35 feet from the 
turfy bed of the creek. The road fense 
'is about 50 feet from 
cliff. I 


ling ground has 

bide for - 

bnt I 


the locality, the tops of 

creek bed might appear as such. While 

awaiting the arrival of others, North 

rup buckled a blsck cloth over Leggett'i 

eyes; Leggett was then helped ovei 

the fence (about four feet high), and 

left in charge of Wason and Lee, 

er of whom had over been there 

or had any idea of tho nature of the 

a tree upon its very brink, ever 
at the equal risk of their own Bsfety, 
rras as little justifible as if they hac 
aid him across a railroad whose ex ; s 
Lance they had not observed, or hat 
sealed him upon a keg of gunpowde] 

a the: 

I the i 

umably doubtful in their nature. With 
ill the c truior and impartiality at n 
lommand, I have BuppoBed my dog 
.he circumstances of the young m 
»ho was killed, and to my great regi 



3 tragec 


her. you know nothing about them." 
ist we assist at an autoda / order 
qualify for expressing an opinion 

upon the horrors of the Inquisition ! 

"e judged in part 

■thy; for the nature of 
practice depends largely upon special 
of individuals; and a final 
judgment requires a vast collection of 
order to prove that they are 
ptional. But it the principles 


of t 



members thei 


! press echoed the dreadful re- 
oncerning the "killing" of Leg- 
In spite of this, the re examina- 
of the first witness, five days later, 
H repetition of questions and an- 
■b, the latter as brief and ai little to 
the point as possible; and the first sat- 
. factory testimony was that of Lee and 
/asou, who, being only Freshmen, 
nd recently ; nfected by the cacoelhea 
eelandi, told in ten minutes, and 
for their weakness could have to 
'g, what Sjphomores, and Ju: 
;d Seniors, not to mention ol 

1 for 

reek. And 







societies, and indirectly upon the 
tution to which they belong. 

As a citizen of Ithaca and a me 
of Cornell University, I claim the right 
to form and to expresB publicly my 
row and indignation at the mann« 
which most of the evidence was g 

tnpathy for Lee and 

1 straightforwardness, 
ly was to the rest as tl 
row to that of a boome 
ng. now, ibis particula 
beg leavejto offer son)' 

delayed for an occasion wh 
ject in already under discus 
1 cuti think of no better mi 
the ever impartial Tribuix 


) both si 

Before d 

nection with the. scientific and medical 
schools of Harvard University I lived 
at home, and koew nothing of th> 
except through a fellow' 

s friei 


of I 

1 bi 


sible t 

ble relative of 
might hereafter 

ihe verdict as in 



mman being 
t his death under 
b, 1 must regard 
:ient I hold that 


mil, tiled I 

o others hereafter 

ame connected with ihe C. 
■ersity, I think that no strong preju 
lice remained. My acquamtanci 
nembera ofsecret societies, while the mere fact of their 

ullied i 


. theory, and 
■; and, while 

3r is th< 

irder, it may fairly be regarded 
el in its effects. It is not denied 
during war or great political cri- 
r under other exceptional condi 

t orgai 

self-protection; but history s 
thai all such hidden associations w 
persist after the occasion which ( 

into being is passed, tend t 

society, to the state, and to their I 


•ie are natural c 
dent to alL In 

l God alone cat 

the "unpardonable 


,es, and which only the 

ved of human beings seek I 

ire are family secrets wh 

from the nature of blood-relt 

i violate. 



i varying degrees natural and 
ieBs; but only in so far as they do 
inflict with the fellowship 
— with the recognition 





"orbida, and reason shows the physical 
mpoasibility ; but the uubiaae 
irill readily see that any bond 
ncapacitates him, however little, for 

r slightly, to uphold cer- 
lis or organizations againsi 
'iclionBofnghtand wrong. 

n and progress. Do wist 

and the 



mere dollars 
an alliance, d« 

iwn for a few mouths 
in a basis of mutual agreement whii 
ually binds him to be intimate wi 
m only and forever, and to stai 

? And ought he not rather to inl 
t their early solicitation is found 




of : 



on that he is one calcu! 

others to help them 
the hard work of life in and out of c> 
leeel No aaseri 

e quei lion i 

And does 

i few 



suffered t 


di Ly.'iii ra[ 

schools; at any rate, 1 1 
and have, therefore, no direct informa- 
tion respecting their purposes or their 
operations. Nevertheless, I decline to 

citiien of the state, placed, perhaps, 
in a position requiring absolute freedom 
of thought and net! that he may be b 
husband and father, the center of s 
family circle and the repository of al 
tbe secrets which his family relation 
involves I Can he fairly and honorably 
keep up an intimate relation with 



loral shadow and obliquity. 
eing the case in general, is it a 
that when, for no good reason 

Yet this it 
ften is, exacted from every member 
■fa secret organisation, whether in or 
■ut of college, as the terribly dear price 
if the social, political, or theological 
dvantages which his membership coll- 
ars. I purposely enumerate these 
hree, for there are cliques in society, 
abals in politics, and sects in religion, 
■nd it would be very easy to show that 

stin.l ii 

ialsoil. Science, 

jetty concealment; God's truth 
i all, and the naturalist, at 
i too much earnest work upon 
i to admit of learning grip? 
words.and the non significance 

■y themselves have ever pretended 
design, young men bind themselves 
hide all their proceedings from the 
world, they are irresistibly impellod 
I justify this mystery by actions more 
[ lesj deserving of the concealment 
hich they practice? Herein lies at 
ust one of the occasions of immorality 
i secret orgiiniz»tio:is — the steps being 
gradual from innocent, and, perhaps, 
it effort at mutual improvement, 
;h harmless mischief, malice, 

plotting, slandei 
others, disaipatii 
•ng themselve 
these depthB i 
they do in some 
they may in 
ed from the , 



; orgar." 

the ablest and most unicrupulous op- 
nent of religious freedom and of sci 
title progress, is that of the -'JeuuU^ ;" 
d no one can deny that in bo far as 
ncerns their secrecy and their social 
d political tendencies, all secret so- 
fties are Jesuitical. It is dinned that 

bound to render aid, pecuniary or oth- 
under all circumstances. It is 

tcreey; and it is a slur upon both 
ience and human nature to hold 
be door of charity can be opened 
only by a peculiar twist of the handle, 

Without pretending 
ordinary acquaintance wi 
in the other W"rk 
;ard my position therein upon the 
truth of the proposition that secret so 

e of life 
Light versusd 
mystery; mut 

oified, and 

side barbai 
b of aid in 


of the 

3 alls 


3 hie 

rip, he avoided his BOCie- 
ust the integrity of my 

ny on. 

i find 
In shi 

e Blender chance of benefit from 
rs of the order under conditions 
little likely to arise, we are a B ked to 
ik ourselves socially, and more or 
ss fully in morals and in business, 
th persons who may prove utterly 
[congenial in tastes and mode of 

r the a 


ual member" for society purposes, which 
he justifies to his family on the groui 
oflooked-for aid in misfortune, won 
enable him to make a certain proviBi 
for them by life insurance, and to i 
sure himself while traveling. Dei 
this who can. But one other adva 
;en claimed for seci 


i op-. 

tall t 

sept only t 





a direct betrayal of the part? or i 
with which the benefactor is actio 

Both reason and experience indicate 
that when concealment is pra 
without good cause, a bad cac 
pretty aure to be devised. Yet, st 

for ' 

arge body of indiv 

and children, for r 
can comprehend, 
explain, even if he 
he to eomplain when they, in turn, 
have secrets from him; when his wife 
has friends whoaru not his, and when 
his sons form altaohmenU which may 
be well enough in themselves, but 

iduals whose a corpor- 
a kept from his wife 

which he could 
ouldffjAnd ought 

. thee 



.ad foi 

; -'they love darkness better thar 
because their deeds are evil.' 
that which is secret for no ap 
good cause, is justly and inevit 
upected to he wrong; and by t 
. consequence darkness, mystery 
ncealment become aynonyms o 

i, and debauchery 

Not that in all ca- 

e reached, but that 

easily proved, and 

mditiona involved. 

It is not tl 

vrongs tha 
luded thei 

Whether upon the general principle 
iynotum pro magnifico" or from 
imption of woman's inability to 
secret, it is hardly worth while 
re; the fact remains that secret 
a are eidus'vely masculine. Two 
nils are liable to follow. (1.) As 
above remarked, the exclusion is a bar 
i confidence which should be ab- 
belween husband and wife, and 
1 so between mother and sons, 
jraaudBiBter. (2.) Male thoughts 
mid feelings tend downward. Being a 
n, I assert this as a rule so general 
!. the exceptioncan hardly be found. 
) army, tne medical school. tli> 
rdin^cho >!, the dirmitory, all bem 
for any 

tube conclusive we should know 
qually eminent men have not 
3 connected; and it is probable 
that, at the most, rt might be shown 

.bership was not iiic.>n.piuii>lc 
with future advancement, and that this 
spite of the association, 
rather than through its aid. It ought 
iown what proportion exists 
o eminent and good and 
those who are not so, or were there- 
n and out of the organizations. 
It nii^lit lie difficult to obtain evidence 
upon this point, but every college orfi- 
from the facul- 
ty records, if not from his general 
is, that ol those wboBe con- 
thod of study call for inter- 
ference, a large majority ari secret so- 
ciety men. What I havescen and beard 
luring five yeara warrants me in nffirm- 
ng that nine- tenths of the mischief and 
mmoiallty of the earlier years of the 
Cornell University was directly due to 
the presence and influence of secret so- 

astitUtionB for the avowed purpose of 

ngrafting branches of their parent 

rees upon our young and otherwise 

lerfeetly healthy organization. And 

further, speaking not as Professor, but 

s a citizen and member of the Univer- 

ty, f feel no hesitation in adding that 

tho larger proportion of all the distur- 

any way affected 

tho comfort of students, of faculty, and 

.izens, have been either originated 

.rried out — or both — by means of 

t organisations. 

a of the following state- 
i>ily be ascertained from 

from whi 

9 plat 

iluded demor- 
-nsues — slowly, perhaps, bul 
id that the college society U 

, let Dr. Crosbys 

r fror 

lis own experience: ''Thirty yearn age 

iety. and, while I had upright fellow- 
oembers, I found the association wa i 
hiefly a temptation to vice. The prom- 
=e of secrecy prevented all disclosure 
o parents, and the seclusion wan thm 


Ul Lf'l L 

■ ol. scene i 

I do i 


if our college secret societies 
excesses at the present day. 
till they all offer a remarkab 
nity for sins in which publicity 
I not allow their, members to in 
dulge for a moment." 

tnting that in some societies th 
lie are better than those abov. 
bed, I know others for which ou 
■e is not overdrawn. And 1 wouli 
ie members whetherthe languag' 
habitually employed or the subject 
discussed at their meetings, when these 
are merely social, are as pure as they 
would be in the presence of their moth- 
ers and sistersf Any admitted differ- 
ence for the worse is to be ascribed, in 
part at least, to the secrecy of their 
arrangements. Admitting that the os- 
tensible objects of 6ecr*'t societies are 
innocent, elevating, and benevolent, we 
may fairly ask whether all of these 
could not be just as well accomplished 
without the element of secrecy; and, 
on the other hand, it may as fairly be 
claimed that this same mystery is the 
direct occasion of most of the trouble of 
every kind in collcgeB. To state I 
aise in another way: itjs probable tb 
except under extraordinary conditioi 
all good ends are attainable by op 
and direct means, while it is certain tt 
covert and mysterious methods of a 
ion are a constant characteristic of e 

It is perhaps true that large nu 
bers of eminent men in all branchesu 
or have been, connected with secret 

v. young 

ojom e 

itudent f 

urally boyish and inconsiderate, he 
speedily fell behind in his studies: he 
purchased an expensive badge: he felt 
bound to contribute his share to the 
frequent festivities which rendered Gaa- 
vadills 'notorious, and for these and 
other society objects expended the funds 
sent him for tuition and board: his dif- 
ficulties beoamB at last ton great for fur- 
ther concealment from his father, and 
he left the institution under not very 
creditable circumstances. Another 
student, in most respects the opposite 
of the one just mentioned— young, it 

tally mi 
md independent- 



high reputation forBcholarsbip, conduot 
and social position. Some of his form- 
er friends perceived a change, but re- 
spected btm too much to complain. 
Suddenly he severed has connection. 
No reason was ever mide public: but 
it is generally understood that a mem- 

i again 

tige and college law. True to their 
pledge, his fellows refused to condemn 

he found the sense of right 
overpowered by an oath of n 
port Whatever may havt 


t brillia 

who w 


cellent young r 
too good to liye, found the secret bondB 
of one of the best societies too galling 
for endurance. That be retained the 
reBpect and good will of his late asso- 

iill i 

■ r tli«- fa. t 


I. ft thei 

for con- 

In s 

. able, 

article upon secret socie 
.jn.j-i'i'i'iidist, 1871, ' 
10.) President Crosby st 
oidedly that his advers. 
based in a great meaaun 
perience as secretary ol 
to the "babyishn' 

I as moderate 
ies (The Con- 
ol. 23, No. 

t has averted 


wlule a third denounces them as an 
"unmitigated nuisance." Former as- 
sociations render it difficult for many 
college officers to express their later 
views, but it is known that few regard 
them as wholly beneficial. In conclu- 
sion, I charge secret organizations with 
tending lo encourage plots and machin- 
ations against law, order, and society; 
with fostering the lowest of politi- 
cians' arts; with exciting unreasonable 
jealousies; with exacting time and at- 


The Christian Cynosure. 

;Cblcnt?o, Tlinrsdj 

would prefer to support governmen 
by direct Ux^, so wa may know wha 
y. and how and for what we pa 

7. We believe king-. 
craft have been the cri; 
a; and therefore i 

Next week we shall publish in full 
from the N. T. Tribune one of the 
ablest papers which has appeared in 
the secret society discussion. It is 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 Leggett. 
aonofour U.S. Commissioner of Pat- 
ents in Washington. We do not know 
whether Commissioner Leggelt is 8 
Freemason, but presurai 

add I 

: lent his ioflii' 

hush up the Cornell infamy .into whit 
it has been drawn by older college: 
Professor Wilder has made himself 
benefactor of libral learning and will 
yet be regarded by the sisterhood of 

The Indiana Slate Convention 
just he I J a two day's meeting at V 
field, Ind., and organized a State 
aocialion. The proceedings in full will 
be forwarded by the Secretary 
n the Oyi 


; below the 
:tion, which i 

, imposing e 


Of thai 

and priesl- 

d prieat-crafi are mide of, and they 
e all devices to delud.- the people 
d tax them to support the idle, tic- 
is and corrupt rulers. 
6. We beheve thai farmers as a class, 
ive been '.be hardest worked and the 
>rsl paid men. and that they are 
right, and we will unite with them in 
organising cluhs to secure their just 

9. But we are certain that Andrew 
)hnson was no farmer and thai he 
srted the grange by sending a Wasli- 
?ton clerk and Freemason, O. H. 
Kelly, Co unite the slave holders, who 
bad lost their cause, into secret aocie 
, for political and not for economi- 

0. We shall, therefore, eteadiiy op- 
e the aeeret centralised rings, called 
granges, aa a swindle and a cheat. 
11. And, generally, we accept the 

our Constitution, and we 
for our free institutions and stand U 
by the sound republican doctrines 
which all parties and platforms t 

agreed. Therefore, 

uade against ad he 

ir others living ii 

>f the above priooipl 


I .a! 

the calling by the En 
opposed to secret so 


i cle< 

Hive Committee 
l^ens of Indian) 
rties at a prope: 
tet in the fielc 

rally approve the 

olutions on political 
adopted unanimously and earnestly 
There is a religious revival among th 
Friends who predominate in thatvlcini 
ty. We held our last session in thei 
meeting house. The house was we] 
filled in spite of the snow-storm, am 
the truth had free course, ran and wa 

Rc-v. J. T. Kiggina. State Lecture 
for Indiana, is a strong and effec'.iv 
man. He appeared in the Conventioi 
to greU advantage; and as he is a young 
man, is destined to do great good to 
the cause in which he is embarked. 

The first snow-norm of the year di- 
minished the attendance, but earnest 
and good men were there from different 
parts of the s'ate, and, as friend Rich 
observed ''our meeting was a victory." 

I also found another family of Blan- 
charda represented by William Blaoch- 
ard, Esq., of the society of Friends, 
born in the pine woods of North Caro- 

duction to our cause; an abl<\ clear- 
headed man who will do us much good, 

That w« 

•sal to call a N. 

dd at Syracuse, N. Y.,'n 

June, for national political a 
That a man pledged 
v M;imuiic, or other si 

the votes of the people, whose rights 
he is oledged or sworn to sacrifice to 
the interests and schemes of a secret 
ring; we therefore urge all people 
petition their Legislatures at once 
alaw of peremptory challengeof i 

professed to be enlightened by the spir- 
it of the Lord, and afterward has been 

ing light as a "blind candidate," belies 
ins Christian \>r ifef-siou, goes back 
the Holy Ghost, and is unfit to b 
minister ol the Gospel of Christ. 
will therefore support no such mei 


i few 

Will oft 


of their general nppreei -lion 
ghoul the country from the uni- 
commeutaot the press on the 
Cornell murder. The severely criti- 
il and even hostile tone or manyinflu- journals is an evidence they can 
it overlook that concealment and de- 
ption will not forever aid them. Tue 
tide by Prof. Wilder which will ap- 
sar in our next ahould be read by 
'ery family in the land. 
—The Rock River United Brethren 
Conference at Williams Station III., Oc- 
tober adopted the following encour- 

Resolved, That * 
isfa'jtmn tin' steady 

recy reform, and that we extend t^ 
the National Christian Association ou 
hearty sympathy and co-operation, sc 
th other Christian 
.we also recommend 
Christian Cynosure, organ of th« 
N. C. A. to the favorable eonsideralior 
f those desiring information ou the sub 

— ZebulunWeaver. a lawyer of Syra 
use.N. Y. , will be remembered as a re 
ent seceder from the lodge who joined 
the local association of that city , and bold- 
ly defended its principles before the city 
1. Hehaflrec<ini!yb< 
sego and other counties on the 
character of Fret-masonry. The We* 
let/an says of hia labors: Rosea and dud 
ges were gotten up by the sous of uighl 
to prevent the presentation of the truth, 
but they were not aware that they had 
a shrewd lawyer ou their hands, uatil 
they were awakened to the fact by 
the presence and efforts of the speaker 
himself. Mr. Weaver's addresses are 
well spoken of. M iy the world bear 
many of them before he goes hence. 

— R^v. JoiBph Travis has just organ, 
ized a promising Free Methodist church 
in Sura mi* rfi eld, 0., numbering twenty- 
four members, and more ready to joiu. 
This body is mainly composed of Steepl- 
ers from the M. B. church on account 
of its connection with the lodge. 

till beep trying for 

t is slow work. 
Geokub Bkok.v 

ITows of our Worls 

We must urge the 
should renew to do a 
While the mailer is 
your subscription and 

>e friends w 
< without del; 
i mind eocl 
if it is forgotten 

t be afte 

The World's Alliance, 




i Cu 


■ not be recolk-r-ted l>\ 
at Prof. Chas. A. Bran. 

Committee to represent the movement 

Alliance. The terror of the lodje exclud- 
ed the discussion from the Alliance but 
he was enabled to nail our colors to their 
mast. We clip from the Chicago In- 
terior (Presbyterian) the following ex- 
tract from hie remarks on Missions. He 
labored with individual members of the 
Alliance as he was able, and we are glad 
to see, in the extract below that our 
cause was pressed upon th" attention of 
the Alliance:— 

"It is a painful thought, but on - 
which must have occurred to you all, 
ke of human sacri- 
fices was asc-n' ling from the forest homes 

,g reqi 
Chicago delegation to th. 
gelicul Alliance, to prese 
of the refoim against Fi 
that body, It is appropriate that I 
should report to the committee the pro- 
gress made. 

A paper lor presentation to the Alli- 
ance was put iuto my hands, which 
would have occupied in reading four or 
Eve minutes. This paper I presented 
to the committee on programme, and it 
wan returned, endorsed: 'The pressure 
on topics already decided upon precludes 
the possibility of entering upon this 
subject." Of this committee, Dr. Ad- 
ams was Chairman and Rev. Cause, 
Sec'yi the first was reported to me as a 
high Mason, ol the latter 1 know noth- 

This, refusal on the part of the com- 
mittee rendered it 'impossible to do more 
»n make a. ten minnie's Kjii-r-cli f.jliuv/' 
; the presentation of some paper, 
by rule papers were limited to thirty 
nutes, and any member wan permit 
1 to speak ten minutes on tue gem r- 
subj ct of discussion while there 
should be lime. Accordingly on 
day, Oct. 6th, 1 en a 'avored to obi 
opportunity to prevni this cause, 1 

ral papers we ■-. extended 
hour each, and as Ibe committee 
ed upon the programme a gentleman 
not tmeakiug in English but in French. 
who occupied thirty-live minutes, il 
was not possible to rind "room for Hire 
(Christ 1 truth) in the inn." 

Seeing what I feared was a deter- 
mination to override the rules of ordei 
Christian courtesy, etc., on the part of 
the Business Committee, I addreseed 
a note to Dr. Schaft, saying tbi 
lesa the rules of order which bad 
adopted were observed by the officers, 
I should deem it necessary to appeal tt 
the house. On the following morninr. 
PreB't. Woolsey announced that thence- 
forth papers would be limited to Ihirtj 

Ve, inhabitants of the state of Indi- 
, met at Wi'B'ti 'l'f t'loigainr.'- a State 
locia'ion ol Christians opposed to se- 
1, societies, take this occasion to de- 
e the siil'sltM- ■ n| our poliliral belief 
which we intend to act as nearly as 

our children s <_"'i igriplilfK, e hanged o 

2. We believe that a government re 
fusing to recognize God. would be : 

I f.,r bri 

it' a godless e,i'V<mn]ent would pun 

Bsity, and not forju lice. 

We believe therefore, that the at 

rapt to put 

the Mii.l 


e..1 llllid 

,nd that it is an insult to God a 
njnrv to men. 

4. We hold that war is ordinarily a 
rime in those who wa e e it. and a sin 
n those who Gght f" r gh>ry. for money 


■ jir iper way to 


6. We believe that selling and drink- 
ing intoxicating drinks is wrong for 
men in health, and that public i 

selling should be suppressed by li 

6. We believe that free trade 

rule and tariffs the exception; ar 

6. A. oi 

se can do nothing 


we will do all we 

.an to enlnrg 

Christian Cynosure, 

■ our duty 


r delight. 


—The m 

no of 

i e new atate agent 

or Wi.con.i 

ii ba« 

not been given to 

he public. 


H. H. Hinman, a 


lal clergyman who has 


home mbsionarj lor 

m»ny year. 

at the 

weit and recently at 

[ronton, Sa 

lb eo 

nty, Wis., has the 

position. As men reckon honor, there 

Lin.. II r. 

a aire 

ireijuent articles, and to the Wise 
friends be will prove an able and 
i epubl" pioneer in our reform. 
up his hands brethren and let 
gain the victory, 

— At the late meeting of the Illi 
Grand Lodge of Odd-fellows, Governor 
Beveridge made a brief and fulsoint 
address which closes with the words 
"1 bid you a kind adieu at the veBlibuh 
of your sacred temple. Go in; go in, 
and be baptized in spirit. Come out 
come out, full of power to do, to labor. 

i called the oth' 
r dayboy the following note to the No- 
ember number c the PhrenulitjiaA 

b,<jirat Jmrnnl, (S. II W^-lls. publish 
r 38P Broadway, N. Y- ) is a goot 
i-scriplion, etc , of good Presiden 
(lanchard. Will you copy it in th< 
Jynosure and oblige all who read ii 
nd myself especial'y f It 


I did 


HcjUtug pardon of our b 
we advise^all who can to g 
the article in the Jnunuil. 

r British and Gen. 
those lands to which we 

'a smile. Where Jesi 
and wept, and BuS';red 
the sons of Thunder hurled 
bolls of divine truth; wl 


flourished the Seven 01 
.Minor; in all these Ian 

5 gospel must be proclai 

Of i 

) oppoi 


thing of tl 

hich 1 must not ape'ak 
this time; but of which Pastor Fwch 
Paris says: 'They are hostile t 

Church will he d est re 

abandoned or the 

'here will be a meeting ol the < 
s of McHenry county to discuts 
rita and demerits of Frcmat-o- 
other secret oath-bound aocieti 
I meeting to be held at the Cot 
ise in Woodstock on the 14th i 
h of the present month, com me 

the cvlis Mem " e,„n 
iiiuiieeiievt January: 

I send you to-day one new subscrib 
erand four renewals to commence in Oi 
tober with the beginning of the net 
volume. I am glad that you are guins 
to stop the paper when the aubscripuui 

TUc Slats Convention at Klpon. 
The Wisconsin State Christian Con- 
tbe Congregational Church at Ripon, 



ses.R-v. J. P. Stoddard General 

Agent of the National Christian Aiso- 

lion addresied the convention on the 

ic: "Freemasonry and Christianity 

ta^o-iisiic anil Incompatible," which 
i listened to with deep interest,. At 
close R-v. R. Cooley wa* appointed 
.mmittee on enrollment and Messrs. 
Stoddard, Cooley and Hinman a com- 
? to nom ; ui'e p-rnni.f lit olh\vr? 

and political reasons for our opposition 
lotlm institution we present the follow- 
ing:— (1,) ltisa dangerous and oppres- 
ive monopoly, excluding from its mem- 
bership all indigent, aged, and inGrm 
persons and alt women, and conferring 
i seventeenth of the voters of the 
four fifths of all the offices of 
and trust (2.) It perverts justice, 
binding the witnesa or juror under se- 
oaths, thai may be and otten are in 
it confl ct with Lis civil oath. (3.) 
* confessedly a Bystem of pure 

inly over its own members hut largely 
iver the pulpit and the preFB. (4.) It 
trikes down the grand safe-guard ot Re- 
publican institution^—^ free discussion — 
wledging no responsibility to pub- 
nion, and n'^mhn^ all dmcinsum ol 

authors are false, absurd and contradic- 
tory, and that the mass of Masons are 
darkness as to the general principlee 


• Arii'l-JB 1 

a plan for 
n: Adjou 

berswan then made 

Dea. ;M. R Brilte 
Rey. R. Cooly aa S 
adopted. The coi 
ed the following co 
full discussion a 

,Ve, the under'i 

.ittee then report 
i union which af- 



believing that the ti 
hen an organised 
in effort ahould be put forth 
growth a 

i of I 


led, if 

ho had sent 
On the same di 
lent was mad 
)nt up my nam 

; occupied by 

(Tuesday, Oct, 7.) I 
, saying that I had a 

) Dr. Adams, Prince, Schuffee 

3 thfl 


after my own 
rmiltej to oc- 
man was about 

;, when 1 


and the chairn 

le the adjourn 
arose and said: Mr. Chat, 
a few words to say on C(n i.-ti inily 
its Antagonisms. The antngonn 
which I wish particularly to spea! 

tunily at this time I" 

Pres't Woolaey replied thatthecom- 
milleebad decided (his Luhject could 
not be introduced. I rose and stated 
that I had no desire to present a pro- 
lamine paper, but to speak ten min- 
utes on one of the topic already align- 
Dr. Adams then came forward and said 
that owing to the different opinions on 
that subject the committee had shutit 
out, but if I irishetl to appeal from the 
committee to the house I could do ao. 


,erely w„ 

I do not ask th 
the views 1 wish to preaeot. 1 
e ten minutes to which I 
amemberof this Alliance 
to speak of Freemasonry, which five. 
hundred thousand Christians in this 
country declare to be hostile to Christ- 
ianity by shutting away Freemasons 

At this point the discussion ci 

at no subsequent time was it t 
though in the course ol a fen 


, -.1 the 

of Dr. Fuch, of Paris. 

Ibsvein writing these lines no d 
sire to question the honesty or wisdt; 
of the Qffiouru of the Alliance, but mei 
ly to give a concise account of things 
they occurred. At aomo future timt 
shall «ive tin- f'ljiiiiMtn: testimonies 
some leading mind* on tlu' subject 

Christian secret combi 

lUvingthat this can b';at 

through, county , and 

iauions, do therefore orga- 

into an anti secrecy aisooia 

ry to the National Chrislisn Association 

formed at Pittlhurg in Mi 

ive rtdoptthe following ci 

I. This association shall be called 
the Christian Auti-secre 
of the S'.ate of Wisconsin, a 

liolii its meetings a 
at the call of its Ex 

II. The oflieers 
shall be a president 

who shall perform 
as-igned to their rei 

III. The oflieers 
ahall be chosen ann 
the president secre 

halt be an execuliv 

pro'ccutiou of th*- objects of the asi 

" IV. The object of thia associati 
ahall be to disseminate truth on t 

subject of secret oath-bound and k 
dred societies, and to endeavor by all 
lawful means to banish them from tht 
church of Christ, which they disparge 
and supplant, and from civil socieij 
which thev demoralzf and 

V, Any person may become n mem 
ber of this association who is in sympa- 
thy with thia reform and who signs 

VI. This constitution may be amen- 

led the 

titled a 


Rev. H.H. Hinman having bee 
pointed a committee on resolu 
reported the following, which after 
careful consideration were adopted. 

Jiesolved 1. that we regard Oh 
tianity as the primary source fr 
whence is to com- all roor.l. social > 
political improvement, and that wl 
ever corrupts our religion either 
doctrine or practice, dishonors G 


d daughter of 
and espacial- 



while « 


and alarm the prevalence of moral, so- 
lal and political corruption as exhibit- 
din Tammany Rings. Credit Mobilier 
themes and "back pay" swindles, we 
look for the cause in the cultivation of 
rn, studied, and habitual 8"crecy, 
a neglect of that simplicity and 
godly sincerity which are the great 
characteristics of a Chriatian people. 

6. That we sympathize with the 
industrial masses in their efforts to es- 
cape from the oppression and robbery 
of secr"t rings, and we deeply regret to 
see so many — especially our farmers — 
drawn Into the secret meshes of the 
grange, which ia a child of Freemason- 
ry and a means to defeat the very end 
at which they aim. 

7. That we recogniao in the Chris- 
Han Cynosure, an able and efficient in- 
strument of our anti secrecy reform, and 

the chairman aud the meeting opened 
rayer by Elder R. Faurot. 
. J. L. Barlow addressed the 
during the evening, giving ninny 
practical illustrations of the evils of Ma- 
. One thrilling account of a Ma- 
murder, which was witnessed by 
Hannah Thurston (tfiorward the 
wife of Cyrm Gregg) found interesting 
.peaker in closing 
:hat a son of said 
Cyrus Gregr waa then in ihe meeting 
testified to him aa to the integ- 
rity and truthfulness of hia stepmother, 
urned subject to a 
cutive Committee. 
C. G. F*it. Sec'y. 

Elder Dalrd Again In Ohio.— A Talka- 
tive Mnson. 

Lkwisooro, 0,, Oct. 22, 1873. 

Dear Cynosure: — ! am again in the 
ild at work, having delivered three 

lily c 

iend I 

pympathy and patronage of ad the 
friends of tbia reform and that we will 
exert ourselves to enlarge its circula- 

A vote of thanks was tendered tc 
Mr. J. McCasky. of Fancy Creek, foi 
use of the proceedings of the first Anti- 
masonic convention, held at Philadel- 
phia, Sept. 12th. 1830. 

The committee on nomination of per 
manent officers reported as follows: 
For President, Prof. J. W. Wood of 
Baraboo;Vi'"e- presidents VVm Hargrove, 
Brandon; D.C.Vaughn, 0..kfield;R, 
Cooly, Lima Center; Jabez Brown, Iron- 
ton; Rev. A. C.Chittenden, R'pon; 
Rev. E. L. Harris, D-leware; R»v. 


i Tlivre; K -I 

Ames, Menomonie; Secretary, H. H, 
Hinman, and Treasurer, John Craw 
ford, Baraboo. 

9 Go 

It was voted 
for publication. 

the proceedings of 
he Cynosu 
if thanks w 
also tendered to the citizens of Rip> 
for their hospitality and to the Cong'l 
Churoh for the use of their house 
worship After which convention i 
journed. H. H. Hinman, 8&?y, 

■>. That secrets, 
ly the order of Fn 
dally immoral, degrading and anti- 
Christian, aud so far as tolerated in the 
churches a most fruitful source of moral 
weakness, and eccltaiastwal corruption: 
1. BecauitM*sonry tsache*anothergos- 
pel promising admittance to the Grand 
Lodge above without any repentance, 

the name of Christ, thus practically 
' denying the Lord that bought them." 
It binds men under extra-judicial oaths 
which are at once illegal, immoral and 
profane, to perform obligations of which 
they are ignorant, and when known are 
sure to be in conflict with both civil 
and Divine law; and to do this under 
penalties of murd< 

I hal 


alarm the too general sub^rviencv 
the church and the ministry 10 the di 
potism of the lodge, and we call upi 
them in the name of our Lorn 1 Jet 
Christ to come out from among tht 
and be separate, and have no fellowship 
with the unfaithful works of dark] 
but rather reprove them. 

4. That among the moral, social 

The Albion Convention 

Through the kindness of Elder 
low our readers bare already U 
of tliU meeting; we therefore e: 
briefy from the published official report 
of the proceedings. 

Albion. Iid , Oct. 

Pursuant to a call signed by IE 
tera of Noble county, for the purpose of 
effjctiog a mora p«rf«ct organization o 
the county Anti-secret Association, i 
fair audience of intelligent men am 
women met at the United Brethret 
Church, at ha'f past ten o'clock, A. M 

George Harvey waa called to th 
chair and C.G. Fait appointed Secre 
tary. The President then stated th' 
of the meeting, aftar which th< 
following constitution was reed and 

Dr. S. L. Cook was then elected per- 
manent President, and George Harvey. 
Frank SaUgiver, Charles Harrison, J. 
M. Fry, John Moore, David Freeman, 
Stedman Gray, Joseph Henderson, 
and Charles Weeki, Vice Presidents; 
C. G. Fait, Secretary; G. W. Black, 
Treasurer, and Wm. Leuty, S. N. Pence , 
A. Humphrey, and btedman Gray, 
members of the Executive Committee. 

Rev. J. L. Barlow then made a short 
speech, after which the meeting ad- 
journed until 1* o'clock, P. M, 

The meeting opened with prayer by 
Bro. R. Faurot; after which that gen- 
tleman delivered a speech of more than 
an hour in length, on the subject of 
i listened to with 

,t. J. L. Birlow folio 
ib, lasting 


hour and fif- 
giving many thrilling ac- 
lUUts of the actual workings of Ma- 
nry, both in church and state, j 
The meeting then ajourned to meet 
the U. B. church at ten o'olock A. 
. of the next day. 


lectures at Moi 

Union county, 

galie Conference of the United 

Brethren in Christ; and also at West 
nstield in the same county, another 
irse, and from thence to Darby Chap- 
at the other end of the circuit. We 
i peace at each of the first two ap- 
ntments, during the public eieroiseB. 
ta scene of rare character took plaoo 
Darby Chape], on Monday evenina, 
i 20th. Having announced the 

opening of Ihe meeting, I said to the 
of the apron that I should be 
d to have them take front seats, 

. the; 

on the 

tral Freema- 

lona came right forward s 
date by their boldness; ai 
;he lecture began they comm need to 

sponses as seemed to please their dig- 

nity. I v 

by Blatini 
which I w 
is M .sons 
n their ill 






vere in the habit of asking 
evasive manner. One Free- 
up and went out doors and 
ng apart from any 

■ed thai 

fy the 

nd b-foi 
had cried 

bly as old as its 

this same devoted Ma- 
Thank God 1" but when 
s finished, he found he 
in torment before his 
He eat on a little low bench 
the altar and frequently made ef- 
to get up and speak, but after 
thanking God for bis near re hit on to 
Satan we did not allow him to speak. 
After the lecture closed he tried to talk 
to the friends and when nskedconcrn- 
int; the lecture he said that these things 
were true; but he said bis father died 
a Freemason and he did not wish to 
hear the fraternity uncnristiania'id, aa 
,hat would leave hie father unsaved 
ind he could not bear to believe that 
lis father would be sent to hell, even 
if he died a Mason. A number of Ma- 
sons reproved him for the unguarded 
admissions he made and ordered him 
several limes to hold his tongue. He 
is a Methodist and claims to be sancti- 
fied; but that is not to be, wondered at 

altar seeking sanctification while he 
slips off into the lodge. What a great 
monstrosity! Men professing to be 
sanctified and reject Christ. It must 
be the same kind of sanctification that 
Aaron gave the children of Israel when 
he made the golden calf. 

Elder. I. R. Baibd. 




were clear, forcible and Ingioal. 
ing largely from Masonic works, the au- 
thenticity of which intelligent Mason 
do not pretend to deny, he showed very 
clearly that Masonry is a "conscience 
crusher." In giving the biography of 
Masonry, he showed that tho claii 

Incidents from the Indiana field. 
Lioosikr. Oct. 24th 1873. 

gentleman residing in York, Ind., he 
elated to me the following fact while 

onversing with a professional gentle- 

sk him, "But, doctor, you don't mean 
o compare Masonry with the church do 
oul" "'No.I do not," was the prompt 
*ply; ''Masonry Is so far superior to 
■ch thit there is uo chance for 

the c 

At the close of my speech at Albion, 
Ind., Oct. 20., 1873, a gentleman 
came to the stand 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 seven degrees in 
the natural way; and that I had been 


telling the truth about them, Ha the 
picked up Semplo'a little work, contain 
iog Mrs. Greg^a affi lark of thai mm 
der in a M isonic lodge in P ( )nn*y|v rtn ; i 
•■- : ng to that thrilling story, h 

placed bis fing- 
Gregg, and said 
father." He th. 

•'Th v 




ould not oo impeached. 

ma liberty to use hia tie 

ion with his statement, which I did 

with thrillmg effect the following e?en- 

ffho give cluse Attention for i 
in hour and u half to myself, ', 
ind Dr. Cook. Both these g 
ntend to do something in th 
ield. You will hear more fr 
ire long. Nible county, Ii 
oon ba up and dressed and w 
to kill." 


have got hold on the right string, now 
let us a!) faithfully p ,ill together. Or 
gaiiizifon and discussion must be push 
ed forward rap dly from now to tb< 
next busy season and at every election. 
Don't let the question be. We cnn'i 
elect an Anti-mason yet. But put up 
your mm and try y< 
thus you will gain e 
haven't got a ticket gi 
anyhow. 'Eternal vigih 
if liberty;" God help 


both ae< 
Yours for moving upun their works 

-Spot ,; 

Oor. 24, 
Town Hall to a small but intell 
audience, am mg which were a nu 
1 men, who like th' 
•spectful attention while 
prove Masonry 1: 
a piliticul instil 
reas u town organ 

listened i 



on Mondiy. 

was finely officered, and will, 1 predict, 
do yeomau service in our cause. Thov 
already talk of holding fortnightlymeet. 
ings through the winter. 

I a n much pleased with what I hav< 
ty and also much en- 


> Ohio, from whei 

Elections in Ohio. 

SuitUSHFISLU, Ullio, 

Oct. 23d, 1873. 
Dear Cynosure; — As a matter of 
news, and perhaps an item of intemt 
to many of your reader*, the following 
ia submitted as a brief synopsis of the 
''news of our work" in this plaoe. 
With our friends everywhere we have 
just passed through the first political 

and liberty. Manyo 
patbia^rs could be 
first array of the th. 
when the storm of battle crash had fu 
ly opened many of our friends had i 
fully deserted. Yet thanks be to Go 
who giveth us the victory, about 251 
veteran like, made a fair exhAbitioi 
The seed is pretty well sown in ou 
county, but mure organiztlion is neec 
ed and permanent recruiting etalim 
should be established. By the bleu 
sing oi the L^rd, we hope to push fo: 
ward this great wotk to greater 6u> 



of th 

land is, and ha 


silent as 


on the question 


has ever 


the boast of oj 

miea that 


clergy, statesmen auc 


>n have not m 


a tongue 

n effort to crown 


istence of 


ause. The rings 


lans and 

orders have become u 


underground cun 


and make 

pecialty to ridicu 

e, belittle and 


contemptible to 


world the 

"It's a few fools here; two or three 
crafty fanatics there, a little crocodile 
sociely yonder, etc.," then comes the 
defiant inquiry, ''What can you do?" 
Thus "the image oT the beast" hns been 
busy in displaving its "wisdom, beauty 
and strength" with a view to deceive 
"the outer and profane world," 


■ through 

the ballot-box, we are 
full, open and free acknowledgement of 
the lie. The potent cry now upon the 
streets (very much unlike the forego- 
ing), from our Republican candidate for 
Representative down to the most insig- 
nificant '-Jack" in our county, ia, "Be- 
hold you (two or three?) Anti-masons 
are destroying the- great Republican 
party of ours. Your little crocoeile so- 
ciety is causing the Democrats to ge 
into power, ami truly they that have 
turned ihe world upside down have 
come hither also! 1 ' We would just here 
say (in justice to ourselves) that in keep 
ing with their Masonic charity they 
have credited us with more than our 
dues in grabbing after the spoils. Re- 
publican Msions thought it policy to 
vole for Democratic clansmen, and un- 
willing to own it, lay it to the fault of 
Anti masons (a handful of fanatics). 

Lot our friends everywhere thank 
"od and Ink" courage. The time for 
real and effectual action is ul hand. Wa 

Data Lick, 0., 
Bao. K.— The elect 
unty this fall has ci 

m in this 

go thn 

ty, Wm. I. Kirk, N. 
H. Harrison and H. S, Kirk voted for 
Adams, the Anti-mason 
President. The craft j 
county papers mtde no 

candidate for 

f thei 

This fall a ticke 


limited j ist before the elei 
sly o P] 

, the 

each pirty declaring that th< 
ment was gotten up by the opposite 
party to defeat their own. Neverthe- 
less seventy-five men voted the clear- 
Anti-ma ionic ticket and a great many 
others voted split tickets. Never be- 
fore has there been such a markinn 
of tickets in Iu'ib county. Ou the St. 
ickn-t the Republican majority was 1< 
>u' three D m >cnlic ojunty officers w 
lected. M iny of the aoti secrecy n 
regular party ticket w 

worn of all leading the school children 

From an old friend in New York: 
My prayer ia for your success, and 
fin&i triumph ovei the secret orders. I 
cannot conscientiously vote for an ad- 
hering Msaon : consequently do not 

There are many about here who say 
they do not believe in Freomasonry, 
yet they are 


though of late I have 
couraged. They have been 
ing to read my Cynosure; 
have said if there was an Ac 

Muscotih, Kan., Oct. 10, 18 

lp-ngue & Co., in New York last week | ANTIMASONIC TRACTS 

ras a disaster nearly equalling that of' tump tncu are gold aitbc tow rata of si ct 1000 

avC\.ok"tfc(.\> It bn-ujli: '.,■,-; r _■..;■ -^ "■..-'. 

9 firm of H. 

the ^ 

i Hai 


publish them 
think best in The Ckr-Miait Cy- 
They show that Masonry had 
■.o do in defeating Senator Pome- 
election. You remember his 
speech in Chicago against secret socie- 


the I 

.■[,1! .11 of t 

i who* 

dherents of the lodges. At the 

ion in my township the only question 

liscusbcd was the question of secrecy 

and when the sly brotherhood saw the 
ismes of their favorite c mdidates being 
hecked off the tickets and the n 

of others substituted by our men 

ork at the s 

- .!,i„. 

p'jr* of tin 
failed to el 

f.irsh'-d ill" 

len of their choice but 


rith , 


ty next yedr the Masons and Odd-fel 
owe would concentrate forces in thii 
ountyand nominate a ticket of theii 
'WU. The prediction called forth great 
.pplsuse from both sides. A direr. 
isue is all the people want and thi 
e lie of barbarism will soon be drive 
o the wall. Our young party alread 

ounty. Tne Beast reels upon hi 

nty seat 
eoly five 

* people 


'Scott Valley Baptist 
blessing them abundantly in the con- 

■rsion of souls. Rev. Nathan Callen- 

;r, the pastor, has been holding meef- 

igs for a short time past. Many have 

professed hope, and eleven have al- 

idy been added to the church by bap- 

n. This ia the church that some 

four years since voted ''No fellowship 

th oath-bound secret societies." 

nee which time it has been a target 

for Masons and "jacks," and even sister 

hurcbes have not reserved their fire. 

'See the Scott Valley Church." There 

r ou can see the ■ fiVt of opposing pecr-t 

Uhoi. fil:.l 

hell [mured i 

i them | 

up for the whole truth. And we 
} the effect. When their Lordc 

they were found wa 
of the Lord is yi 
and he will alio 
." Psalms xiv: 

th tliem that fea 

iated i 

ice a Methodist preacb- 
ircuit, Marion county, 
3 the Caledonia Lodge. 
a great reason for re- 

joicing that the Masons called together 
brethern of several lodges to re- 
; over the sheep- that was lost by 
joining tin' Method ist c, burchbut is now 
d and being taught in the more 
perfect way of salvation by Masonic 



■.•Ay, ilic oi'j-ct bi-ing to 
e corner stone of a schoolhouae. 
was n great, motley company 
jed after the cut-tomof Freemason- 
called, which marched in proceas- 
ith spear.and sword, square and 
us and many other fooleries; but 


four banks, and 21 
:ie mercy of credit 

Ok- Senator and S 
Chief Justice Chase is on 
pany. — The great dry go 
B. Claffin A Co, issoiuewh 
ed and has been allowed an extension 
by creditors. — Reports from factories, 
machine shop*, railroadn and corpora- 
lions employing large numbers of worn- 
meo mention large reductions of work- 
ing force, time, or pay. This is par 
ticularly the case at the East.— E, S. 
Stokes, the murderer of Fmk, who has 
twice been found guilty of murder, has 

slaughter in the third degree" of four 
years in the penitentiary. The New 
York press is surprised and justly iu- 
dignant at the verdict. If Siokue ii 
h Miimhi (li.ii* wonder would be nnnec 
essary — The new International bridgt 
at Ft. Erie on the Niagara river is com 
pleted and trains commenced runnin; 
through to Chicago on Monday. — At i 
stated meeting of the Plymouth Church 
Brooklyn, the report of an investigating 
.dopled striking til 

A Tract Fund for the Free Distribution of Tracts. 



ul TIitJ,,: 


I suppose he 


If he did n< 

are going to defeat him t at the nexl 
election, words have no meaning. 

That same morning a friend of thf 
Senator walking on the Btreets of At 
chison was thus accoBted by the leading 
Masons: "Your friend 
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 and bribery against the Senator 
was heard on every side, waxing louder 

nd louder and i 

,g the Legisl it 
. and others; 

it if it could nor, be done by fair 
i, it ehould be by foul. The final 
was the ''York conspiracy." 
1 a Mason to me a few days after 
feat, "IfSeni 

. M u 

ould I 


had 1 think but 
Hot, is a Maso 
The Atchison 

< the tirs 

efeM tt,- 

C'ii'imj'nnt whose ed- 
stated in his paper the 
York's speech did not 
on of Pomeroy. ln- 
[als was sure of beiug elected. He 
poke of it as a certainty. 1 have made 
■everal inquiries and am invariably tuld 
that York and the conspriators are Ma- 
ns. These are the leading facts. 
iey speak for themselves. 
['add, that I doubt whether the sub- 
ject of his defeat was allowed in lodges, 
warm friends. 

i Paul 

j fur their craft, did ii 

Yours truly, Pbotujo, 


!itt.— As we go to press tne result 

liM'ly coniosti-d city •-!• ction is be- 
comited. Months ago A. C. Hes- 

ii, sieied upon the enforcement of 

Smitlii. liquor law ab an issue upon 
ight bring Cnicago 

of i 


■ of many of the 

•'bummer party" ( 

tof thair electio 


.fluence of 2, 

Hores, br. wers and distillers in 
ity. Milwaukee and Cincinnati, 
the gambling dens, aud a credulous 
foreign population give them prospect of 
'ii a result of the Sabhath 
lectures of Mr. Alger the Buston Uni- 
. a -Free Religionist" sociely is 
lied and held their first service 
unday in a low theater ou the 
Weal Side. Tliey represent themselves 
■oad as the lodgi 

as materially changed during the past 
'eek, Chambord's prospect of a throne 
i hardly conceded, and the Bourbon 
LClion now want UacMahon confirmed 
b president for a term of years or for 
fe. — The troubles in the Canadian 
government have reached a crisis. Sr 
'in Mc Donald, governor general, be- 
ne implicated last year m the C.madi- 
Pacific railroad, a worse than Credit- 
Mobiher scheme; to screen himself he 
a Royal commifsunii pledged 
mself. prorogued 

taken his case in hand i 

Nov. 4th— The electio 

yeslerday went lO.UOO < 

■' i Heaing bi 

in this c 
12,000 r 

j or ity for 

In the State electioni 
■ 'oii.-iii, Miiis-n liuiiei'.s, New Yurli. * 
Jersey, Minnesota, Kainas, Mary If 
Virginia and M s-nii-ippi the result 
generally in favor ol the U-mocratie 

Sub 5 ci'iptii.ii I.ellers Itecelvetl from 
Oct. 8th tu SStli. 

Scott Aldrich. WmA Anderson. A R 
Brooks, J Black, J I Baber, Jas Brown. 
J Buss, J L Benton, C Beardsley, 
Boyer, Geo Brokaw, R Butler. J LB.' 
low, (2) John Berry, J R Bai 

. E Boyle, B Dojfit 

, ST 


Natl Crane, E S Cook, J T 
Gen'I Cutter, Geo W Cla 
it. L Chittenden, W M C 
>audel], Geo Deitrich, W D 
DeVol, H A Dilling, Jas M Denny, G 
G Edgerlon, Geo Ely, J J Emmes, J K 
Edwards, Israel Everett, John Edgar. 
Betsey G Elliolt.T B France, J M Fry! 
(2) Geo Freed, N D Fisher. Wm Fer 
ner, E C Guild, S D Green, TS Grove, 
S E Hoffman, J W Hobson, Hanson. 
D H Harrington, Rev H Hinize, S Har- 
per, I A Hart, A C Hale, E Howard. 
D J Harris, John H„rley. C F Hanby, 
JP Hanna, John Hubbard, J Hcrsley, 
C Hoppin.Thos Hodge, A C Jennings 
SJessup.AE Jenks. Rachel Kirby, 
David Kelly, J W Livesay, H Lewie, D 
Light, J P Logan, R U Morey, R H 
McCoy, G H Mabhott, J. 

" E B 

J C McCoy, E Manv 
Miutie. S McGinness, M N Miles, H 1 
Miller, J N Manh-y, Geo L Mason, V 
Matthews, Alex Needles, Geo North 

th, C E Saclieil, FE S;earuu,\V 
Sell^w, Geo Swanson, J P Stoddai 
Phoebe Soroggins, T T Titu?, H 

Tinkhim Wm I'li.-n.U.n, M,sl> \ ,, 

The Weekly Cynosure 
no year to old or new a 
le followiug papers (to 
t the annexed reduced n 

Ki'lipui.-. Iclc-cope 

Free riea-i.V. 

Ttie Chnsimi. (uinniiily v- 



Science ■■' fli-alth.. . 

Nations. A.-rsi-iilwrHt an 

Bci-Kii |-i r'- Miiijiiiiiii'. 

ItheiUicrof 1 

Wood's Household Magi 

Karui'ii > liriallan 

Hii.l.r I:,..- ■ 





This ia a one pace trad, clline the attention of the publi. 
j the despotic ami ruiirnl-iv, t L t i.hi i.i i'rcciuusunry i'ri. 
Sets, per 100, $1,00 per 1,000 

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

Hon. John Onincy Adams' Letter, 

Hiring Hia and His Father's Opinion of Freeruasoni 

Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

Bivln? His Opinion of Freemasonry (1M:J'_'). 

Satan's Cable Tow. 

"Freemasonry is Only 15 2 Years Old,'' 

"Murder and Treason not Esceeptd," 
Fre@aaaasoa.ry la "th-o CJiurcli, 

niararl.-r aie! Syitn,t- nf Freemasonry 
By in "Qrand Seonterleg.arai [ i[ ma! Perttat ^Mn< 

■o""'"the Square T^l Coip'iV^'-'t!^ Lkmb^ln. or'whl'l 

Alfa of NiajftTa Countj Association, Nsur York. 

murdera. 60cta. ] 

an Murder, ( 
u t.j ihh a 
r J4.00 per 1 

Who Murdered Capt. Wm. Morgan? 


Abduction and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

This in » Book of Thrilling Interest, and 

m wis 


tWSee Sample Paces below. 

proceeded to Stafford, a village about six miles east 
Ualaviu. On arriving there Miller was seized by two 
and conducted to a room in the third story of a stone I 

Judge Whitney and Masonry. 




Hi kv.iv, nj i i\r:h\ :'ir:li nit h i Tresmiso i 


doivn tho ulln. ul Mi!i, 

,t the sheriff of the county informed 
bis custody on the jail limiu. upon 
rged from the arrest. Miller having 

'ij »■■ shall uki- no trouble to show to 

t» Iiimk' |>roui fi<.in the express dee- 

■ ho leil the troop, and from various other 
if tin 1 objects they in view was to pull 
*f that should he necessary for ili« 


taction needed for study; with involv- 
ing an expenditure which many can ill 
afford, and which all could apply to 
better advanta^i-; with iii'.our.i^iDi; de- 
ceit of patents] with furnishing a uar- 
tial and unfair aspect of peraotiB and 
things; with being childish in princi- 
ple and more or less vicious in practice; 
and. finally with doing all this in the 
pretended effort to accomplish certain 
good purposes which could be equally 
well accomplished without the element 
of secrecy. 

When the evil of secret organizations 
is once admitted to outweigh [he good 
they accomplish, the remedy should be 
radical in its nature, although its effects 
may be slowly manifested. 

ganications be at once looked upon as 
only "partial men;" a happy phrawe 
employed by Haeckel to indicate the 
undeniable fact that only one-half, and 
that the poorer, belongs to humanity 
— the better is a slave of a clique. 

(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 



any kind, except for the protection of 
life, health or property during war or 
other exceptional circumstances. 

(4.) Lt-t colleges prohibit the forma- 

exact a pledge from every entering stu- 
dent; and if necessary make unhesitat- 
ing expulsion the penalty of member- 

(5.) Let the roasous for this action 
be embodied in a printed pamphlet to 

bi= placed in the hands of all who are 
or seek to become students, and sent 
likewise to their parents or guardians. 
Ten times the expense which this 
would involve would be saved to the 
colleges in time 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 
friends' societies or adopt their modes 
of thought; but as long as they are ex- 
cluded from or decline to enter the or- 
ganizations they must be ranked as op- 
ponents of the system; and where they 
are in the majority they mav even out- 
vote the scheming politicians of the 
other sex. 

Let the student? seriously inquire 
whether social enjoyments, literary 
pursuits, or scientfic investigations 
cannot be attained without recourse to 
a means at once so offensive, cumber- 
some, and futile as secret meetings, 
Let them see that in the only desira- 
ble sense a family circle is a secret, 
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 windowluss monstrosity like a cer- 
tain hall at New Haven. U has been 
urged 'upon me to confine these an- 
imadversions to college societies, in 
order to gain the support of the Masons, 
Odd fellows, Good Templar, Farmera' 
granges, and other •fXtra-collegiat'- se- 
cret organizations. This might be ex- 
pedient, especially if any 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 
Masons, eta. , can prove themselves su. 
perior to college societies, so much the 


;. thei 

the worse for them both. 

I am well aware that some of the 
opinions here advanced are too radical 
to be agreeable, and that a certain 
amount of odium must 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 them in great measure. But 1 
am less desirous of establishing my u<o 
opinions ['which however, are not con- 
fined to myself) than of stimulating a^ 
untrammeled discussion. I only re- 
gret to be called out of my legitimate 
sphere, because those whoBbould lead in 
the matter are too often compromised by 
past or present .iffiliations. As "incom- 
plete individuals" they have my oom- 
plete sympathy and good wishes for an 

Itkaca, N. r„ Oct,26, 1873. 

Conscience is a sleeping giant; we maj 
lull him into a longer or a Bborlei 
slumber but his starts are frightful,and 
errible is the hour when he wakes. 

A Sermon In 

Tiredl Well, what o 
Didst fancy life was sp 

Fluttering the rose-leav 

Rhyme. . 

that ! 
nt on beds 
-s scattered 

J hyTe 

Come, ro 

se th 


while it i 


Coward, a 


o forth 

thy way. 



what of that ! 
lonely; 'tis not given to 

Learn thou to walk b 

Thy steps will guided b 

Hard! Well, and wl 

Didst fancy life one su 
With lesson* none to 

Go, get thee to thy tasfc 
It must be learned ...ear 

NohelpV Nay, 'tis: 

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 
rising and falling with the impulse of a 

across the billow crests, straight to the 
moon, we felt that alter the toil and 
heat of the summer it was good to leave 
our labor awhile to be rocked in the 
cradle of the deep, if not too roughly, 
and to contemplate the awful manifes- 
t.itions of him who holdeth the winds 
in his fist, and the water in the hollow 
of his hand. Our boat, the "Caldwell" 
was seaworthy, the officers efficient and 


far i 

part social and intelligent, and our trip 
on the whole nleasant and profitable. 
On the morning of the 5th we touched 
at Milwaukee, and while the inevitable 
flour barrels were being rolled on board, 
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, for the 
Jehu-like spirit is entirely absent. 

From Milwaukee we bear obliquely 
across the lake towards the Michigan 
shore, but not in peace ; with the after- 
noon came the wind, the ripples rose 
higher and fell lower till they assumed 
the dignity of wave. On every crest 
curled a lip of foam and we unfortunate 
landsmen set ourselves to the some- 
what difficulttask of the humorousWard, 
to 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 
past the sides of our ves- 

We , 


Michigan shore, the mountains on our 
left and the shaggy head of the Sleep- 
ing Bear only a few leagues in advance. 
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 
are 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 
ail prosperity. 

Soon after midnight we touched at 
Mackinaw with the mails, and when 
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 
days when the powerful Hurons guided 
their canoes upon its waters, before the 
dreadful tomahawk of the Iroquois had 

During the day we made the acquain- 
tance of Miss Josephine Henry of Ken 
dall County, 111., a reader of the Cyn- 
osure and an earnest friend of our 
cause. Traveling for her health under 
the care of a kind sister, her vigorous 
mind was still employed in doing good, 
and it could not have been otherwise 
tli'-n pit-using to a Christian heart to 
see how in her weakness she sought to 
have the Lord's day honored on board 

During the journey we introduced 
the subject of Masonry to others, touch- 
ed some of the most objectionable 
points, and are not without hopes that 
some of them will investigate for them- 

Monday morning the mast of a sunk 
en ship, and the lighthouse at the 
north of the Detroit river were in sight 
andaboutan hourafter the "Caldwell,' 
turning stern first, entered the rivei 
and landed us under the flags of For 
Thrasher. Here we bade a regretfu 
good-by to our fellow passengers, and 
were soon driving at a furious rati 
through the shining stubble fields of 
prosperous Canada. 

The Vic 

a or Per 

having received a panegyric pronounc- 
ed by some clergymen on the charac- 
ter and services of the D uke of Welling 
ton, has written three very long and 
able letters in denial of the justness of 
the wars of England against France 
arid consequently of the right of Wel- 
lington, who led in these wars, to bi 
considered as a good man or a public 
benefactor. He maintains at gre 
length that the war ugainBt France w 
undertaken to put down the principh 
of freedom In referring to the ii 
measurable superiority of victories 
peace over victories in war, he mak 
tin-' following striking allusion to ti 
moral heroism of the English (Juake 
amid the Irish famine: 

•'A famine fell upon nearly one half 
ofa great nation. The whole world 
haBtened to contribute money and food. 
But a few courageous men left their 
home in Middlesex and Surrey, and 
penetrated to the remotest glens and 

I of the wet 

island t 

t of the stricken 
relief with thei 
own hands. They found themselves 
not merely in the valley of the shed 
dow of death — that would be but ai 
imperfect image — they were in thi 
charnel house of a nation. Never 6inct 
the 11th century did Pestilence, th. 
gaunt handmaid of Famine, glean s< 
rich n harvest. In the midstofa scene 
which no field of battle ever equalled 
in danger, in the number of its slain oi 
the physical sufferings of the living, 
these brave men walked as calm anc 
unmoved as though they had been it 
their homes. The population sunk sc 
fast that the living could not bury the 
dead, half-interred bodies protuded from 
tbe gaping graves; often the wife died 
in the midst of her starving childi 
while htr husband lay a festering 
corpse by her side. Into the midst of 
these horrors did our heroes penetrate, 
dragging the dead from the living with 
their own hands, raising the heads of 
the famishing children, and pouring 
nourishment into parched lips from 
which shot fever-flimes mjre deadly 
than a volley of musketry. Here was 
courage! No music strung the nerves; 
no smoke obscured the imminent danger; 
no thunder of artillery deadened the 
senses. It was cool aelf-poseBsion and 
resolute will , calculated risk and heroic 



did they belong? Were they of th 
horse, foot, or artillery force! They 
were Quakers, from Clapbam and 
Kingston! If you would know what 
heroic actions they performed, you 
muat inquire from those 

.ill r 



ed in the volume of reports publisher 
by themselves — for Quakers write n< 
bulletin of their victories. — The Jour 

t Him Deny Himself. 

In devising a religion, man think: 
only, or at least chiefly, of himself, no 
of God; of his own rights, notofGod's 
of bis own honor and gratification, no 1 
of the Divine glory. What will suii 
himeelf is what he concerns himself 
about He must hove suiii-lhi nz 
will gratify his natural feeling, or 
-ivctcopi to his natural propeni 
He muBt have something that wi 
crucify his lusts; or, if his lusts 
not be spared, he must have as i 
of the world as possible; or, if the world 
is to be renonuced, he must have some 
compensation for this in securing a name 
for self-denial, 

Self in some form must be gratified. 
This is indispensable to him. A relig- 
ion without this would be intolerable. 
Self enthroned, nuy, deified, hell avoid- 
ed, the world enjoyed, are the neces- 
sary ingredients of man 'b religion. His 

such elements as these. To lose self 
, provided he gain it in 


rill < 

self entirely and in all directions, he 
refuses. In name he will, perhaps, 
"take up his ctobb," provided in so do 
ing he cau indulge his pride, or love, 
or fame; but to take it up so as to "de- 
ny himself," is what he abhors 

And yet this is precisely what the 
Lord requires, and unless a man will 
do it he cannot be Christ's disciple. 

leader denied himself— "even Christ 

pleased not himself," — are we ready 

and Satan, and death, and hell? 
Kltual or the Grange. 

This part of the ritual will probably 
be more familiar to the public than any 
other yet published in these colu 
We may therefore be more brief. 

Tbe funeral ceremonies of the grange 
are as fantastical as are those o 
hired mourners of the East and i 
as obtrusive as of the mother order of 

at the ffrange, each with the badge of 
mourning (black and white ribbon on the 
arm) and march four abreast, with mu- 
sic if they want it, to the residence o: 

female, carries a small boquet of flow- 
ers, fresh, dried, or artificial. The "sis- 
ters" and "brothers" of the ''order" fol 

low the relatives and hearse. At the 




right and left and the procession mov« 
to the grave between the lines. Th 
master now takes charge of the ceremi 
ny and says; "Worthy brothers un 
sisters, it becomes our duty to pay 
last tribute of respect to a worthy 
(brother). Let us remember that 
must needs die, and are as water t 
upon the ground, which cannot 
gathered up again; neither does God 
respect any person, yet d> 
means that his banished be not expelled 
from him. Worthy chajjUin let us bow ii 
prayer." All then repeat the Lord' 
prayer. The chaplain then reads th 
following: .... "Patrons, we ar 
again called to separate from a worthy 
(brother); but let ua remember there 
is healing in the bitter cup. God takei 
away from us those we love, as hos 
tages of our faith; and to those whe 

world, where there will be no separa- 


f life I 

■U'hghti'ul than the morning, anc 
sunset offers brighter and lorelu 
ions than those which we build t 
the morning clouds, ai 
before the strength of day. Faith 
that precious alchemy which transmits 
grief into joy, and makes affliction ap 
pear what it really is, a dispensation o 
mercy. Heaven and God are best dis 
ceraed through tears- scarcely perhaps, 
discerned at all without them. Th. 
constant association of prayer witb th 
hour of bereavement and the scenes < 

h suffice 



be made perfect through suffering; but 
the struggle by night will bring tbt 
calmness of the morning. The prayei 
of deliverance calls down the power o 
endurance, and while to the reluctant 
their cross is too heavy to be bori.e, 
grows light to the heart of willing trust 
These remarks may he very OOUBoliuj 

vanity to make them so. A hymn 
then sung and the male grangers pais 
around the grave, breaking apart theii 
nosegays and dropping them into tht 
grave. The chaplain then reads Ec- 
cleBiostesxii. 1-7, and the xxiii. Psalm, 
The coffin is then lowered; the "sister* 
pass around and throw their flowers in- 
to the grave; followed by the mastei 
and pall-bearers who make a like de 
posit while another hymn is being sung. 
The master then proceeds: "A good 
name is rather to be chosen than 
ious ointment and the day of 
death than the day of one's birth. (He) 
shall go as (he) came and came 
take nothing of (his) labor which (he) 
may carry a. way in "(his) hand;" 
eolemly raising a handful of earth be 
sprinkles it on the grave Baying: 

' 'In the name of the— Grange, 1 pro- 
nounce tbe words, (Brother) — , fare- 

lie i-hriphi'n concludes this farcical 
mony with B prayer and henedic- 
, which may seem to be more de- 
t, but is really more hypocritica 1 , It 
irowning device of the devil 

i the i 

i of uni 

generate men while they are befooled 
by the thought that they are worship- 
ping. The following prayer wus not 



likely by Christian men, but indefinitely 

for any who might use it in the grange 

ionics. Its abominable sinfulness 

refore more apparent. It is an 

offering of "strange fire." It reads: 

Almighty God, we give thee hearty 

thanks for the good examples ol all 

those thy servants, who, having finish- 

eir course in faith, do now rest 

from their labors. And we beseech 

lhat we, with all those who are 

lepark-d in the true faith of thy 

holy name, may have our perfect con- 

nmation and bliss, both in body and 

I, in thy eternal and everlasting gl-j- 

i through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen. (All) Amen. (Chaplain.)— 

[ay the grace of OUT Lord and Saviour 

;sus Christ be with us all, now and ev- 

ThuscloKes tbe performance; and al- 

Freemasonry Forty Hears Ap 

An Invitation to Minister* 

Mr, Editoh:— There are in 

iLisfwItusettit Spy two notices for 
sonic celebrations on the 24th of J 
The Most Worshipful and Rev. Grand 
High Priest, Samuel Clark, of Prince- 
ton, is to deliver an address before th< 
Morning Star Lodge in Leicester, anc 
Sir Knight Ezekiel L, Bascom before 
Mt. Zion Lodge in Hardwick. 
vitation is given to the brethren of the 
order in the neighboring towns to jot 
in the celebration and to appear in Mi 
sonic clothing, jewels, badges, royal 
robes, and all the trinkets usually wore 
on festival days. I would, through youi 
paper, extend the invitation still furth 
er. I would call on tbe ministeria 
brethren of the association with whicl 
the orators are respectively connected tc 
to be present on the occasion, that they 
may witness the consistency of repuOli 
can simplicity clothed in robes of 
ty; that they may view the ci 
blush (if there be any sense of feeling) 
on the c^eek of the orator, aa he as 
cends the steps of that sacred desk 
dedicated to tbe service of God, to thro< 
his influence, his weight of character ii 
the support of an institution stainei 
with the bloid of innocence; to pou 
forth the strength of his mind, th- 
power of his eloquence in sustaining ai 
institution whose waye are darkues 
and whose deeds are death. I call up- 
on them to notice in the sash of th 
Royal Knight his dagger, the compan 
ion of the midnight assassin; but her 
an emblem of M.. sonic ■•lutriti/; and i 
the apron the impression of a death' 
head, emblematical of nothingmore no 
less than the penalty imprecated in the 
violation of his Masonic obligations. I 
call upon them to examine that Sacred 
Book which contains the religion 
profess to believe and have dedi 
de to>'lv,-s to preach by the &quar 
compa-s (those emblems of Mi 

rity) < 


if it would not be much more ap 
propriate to celebrate the birthday oi 
Cain, and eul giae his character, thai 
that of John the Baptist; for no doub 
Cain was a more thorough Mason, and 
lived more agreeably to the divine pre- 
cepts of the institution. — Ziani 
Mass. Yeoman. 1U31. 

I '<>ilt( lilelii-|-s ill' Allli-) 

In the year 1825 (| 


i to Mor 

gan's abduction and murder) Richard 
Carlisle, a Freemason of London, com- 
menced the publication of the secret! 
of Freemasonry in a newspaper enti 
tied the Republican. His_publicatioi 
was addressed to the Duke of York, 
thus: "Companion not in arms, but ir 
Masonry, you are the last fool of not, 
that was made a R lyal Arch Mason 
therefore to you I am about to in- 
scribe my description of that de- 
gree." He adds: " In Masonry, even 
as a Royal Arch Mason, you have 
learnt nothing but the secrets of fol- 
ly." Further he says, ■' Masonry 
is the handmaid" [not of religion, nor 
of charity, butj of monarchy and aris- 
tocracy; that it is a social abomination, 
a process of plain lying, a pretension 
to teach an important matter that turns 
out a vacuity; a trick that engenders 
nothing but base tricks; a game that 
must unman all who are identified with 
it, and lessen that sense of dignity 
which the upright and honest man, the 
man free from such tricks, can alone 

Carlisle's revelations accord witl 
those of Morgan and tbe Lefioy Con 
vention. The revelations of Carlisl 

Freemasonry is the same in England 

John G. Stearns of Paris, N. Y., 
d Wm. Morgan of Balavia were 
the same time and unbeknown to 

eh other, writing against the ''work 
of darkness" in the United States; and 
neither of them knew lhat Carlisle had 
taken the pen for the siroe purpose in 
England. Application for a copyright 
made on the same day by Elder 
rns and by Capl. Morgan. To^say 
■■lh t these euineider.o-s.iri'ciTitLiiily 
oue of the fate of Masonry. — Bos- 
ton Telegraph. 

This orgs u i ration is to meet in Dan. 
1's Hall, in Seneca Falls, N. Y., on 
ueaday evening, December 2nd, 1673, 
I half past seven o'clock. The conven- 
on will continue through the two fol- 
ding days and evenings. The hall is 
rcellent, and eligible; the largest in 
te place, and the opportunities for a 
ood meeting are unusually advantage- 
's. The time is fixed one week later 
lan was at first decided upon so as to 

run clear of Thanksgiving week, and 
into a better moon. Correspondence 
has been opened with Prof. Charles A, 
Blanchard of Wheaton College, Rev. 
David McAllister of the Christian States- 
man, Rev. D. P Rathbun, the center 
and recepticalof mob violence, Rev. Da- 
vid Bernard, author of •'Light on Ma- 
sonry," Gerritt Smith, Howard Crosby 
and Professor Hurt G. Wilder of Cor 
nell University, who has recently writ- 
ties, filling three volumes of the New 
York Tribune, andin which he detail- 
ed the facts developed in regard to the 
death of Ltggett, who was killed dur- 

,ng an initiation into a 

of the University. Rsv. C. P. H», 




a church at Seneos. Foils, and will di 
his best in arranging the details of tht 
Convention; and the people in thai 
young city of seven thousand inhabi 
twite will furnish ample entertain men I 
for all who will attend. Now, breth 
ren, let ua under God do what we car 
to make arrangements to attend thii 
Convention. The official call of the Ex 
ecutive Committee is not yet printed, 
but will be in due time. 

iddress of Auti-musouir l.cclun 

State lecturer for Wis 

D. P. Ruthtiun. Hcrrickville, Pa. 


Christian Cynosure 

Address, EZRA A. COCK & CO., 


Freemasonry Exposed, 



Light on Freemasonry, 





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


t City, Iowa. 
-., u-mmerfleid O. 
L. N. Stratum, Syracuse, N. Y. 

U. B. T-.yh.r, r-uiiiniolL.-i 

N. Oil ;«.-u..ior, Green 

.1. H Tmniwn., Tnreriluui, Pa. 

Lbus Jhittenden. Crystal Lake, 111. 

P. tli.irl.-s, Polo, 111. 

J. It. liiurd, Greenville, Pa. 

T H M.-r.-rinn-k, Princeton, Ind. 

C. Wiggins, Angola, Ind. 

J. L. K...N..-.1, li,-imi h HeiRhta, N. Y. 

K'.-v lv .Mm- , Bourbon, Ind. 

.1...-U.], M< Onk.',. r-'uti.-vCrevk. "via. 



Westfield College. 

Westfleld, Clark Co., 111. 

Masonic Books. 





Richardson's Vtiittr of Freematosry, 

Butii'i Uisoiie Eittal uJ Mor, 



Walsh's Review of Freemasonry. 


Fimiev on Ivlasonrv. 

CHEAP ElMl'luN. 

Sersd'i Appendix to Light on Uasonry 




Letters on Masonry, 

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



Tim work 

shows ck-nrly why 

; t-l| 1 ,v.:.l,i ] . 1 ,J l.,j tlit U. P. 

Cunuiian Church. 


ei-iicpuiuu-d in lh L - trial ...1 I'EIKU COOK 
>nd LLCIA L'UUK at Elkhart, Iitd. with 

'KICK, 1 Copy aOetB. S Copies 5Uctn. 




A Seceeding Mason of 21 degrees. 

Light on Freemasonry, 


The Christian Cynosure. 


"In Secret Rave / Said Nothing."— 


VOL VI. NO. 8. 


WHOLE NO. 138 

The Christian Cynosure. 


It is proposed (o prove — 1. The 

claims to be a saving religion; 3. Tha 

Itis a Christless religion; 4. That i 

it is adamuhble and damning religion 

you prefer it, has a religion, — ; 
religion of its own, A man maj 
have a religion and not be religious 
but a system cannot. Every systen 
which has a religion is a religious ays 
tem, and every institution which hat 
a relieiou is, so far, a religious in-.tilu 


of c 




There are two kinds of reli 
world; the true and the false, and Free 
masonry belongs to the latter. It is a 
compound of paganism, Judahisiu and 
natural religion. Though Masons 
sometimes deny our proposition, at oth- 
er times they admit it, and glory in it, 
just as suits the occasion. 

The second paragraph of the "Man- 
ual of the Lodge," by Albert G. 
Mackey, and also of his ' -Ritualist," 
opens in these words: ''If secular as 
sociations have found ii expedient, by 
the adoption of some preparatory forme, 
to avoid the appearance of an unseem- 

bus'uess, it may well be supposed that 
religious societies have, been still more 
observant of the custom ." Then 
showing that the "aneieut mysteries 
(thoie sacred riteawhicb have furnished 
bo many models for Masonic symbol- 
ism) were opened with very solemn 
ceremrnies," be goes on: "In like 

cith I 

Thus s 

ent of c 

plainly distinguished from a secular 
association, and ranked with those 
which are to be regarded aa religious. 
It is true that S totals introduces his 
•'Monitor" by flaying, "Freemasonry 

.oral i 


ite definition that Masonry is a system 
of morality, veiled in allegory, and 
taught by symbols." But then it is to 
be rememheied that from the Alpha to 
the Omega of Freemasonry it is taught 
that morality is all the religion which 
man needs— that morality will rave 

Tho ''Aucifnt Charges" of- Masonry 
say, (Manual of the Lodge, page 210), 

"But t 

i Mai 


of the religion of that 
tion, whatever it was," (thus in Eng- 
land Protestant, iu Italy Papist, in 
Turkey Mussulman, in China Confucian, 
in Utah Morman, etc.) '-It is now 
thougnt more expedient" (since with 
Masons tho religion which a man should 
profess is a question merely of expedi- 
ency) ''only to oblige them to that 
religion in which all men agree." And, 
page ?20, "We being only, as Mixing, 
of the Catholic religion above men- 
tioned, charging a man to change his 
religion every time he crossed a geo- 
graphical boundary was thought to be 
too broad a farci-, and it is deemed ex- 
pedient to oblige him only to those 



latitude and longitude!" 

That Masons regard their order 
religious society is Ho plainly taught in 

lh-s* purges (and many other si 
ones might be adduced) that it 
seem unnecessary to proceed with the 
proof. Lest, however it may bi 
thought that our proposition in only ai 
inference from teachings of Masonry 
we give evidence of a more unequivocal 
character. Turning to the "Lexicon 
Freemasonry," page 404, we rea 
■'The religion, then, of Masonry Is pu 

their own peculiar opinions; but they 
are not permitted to introduce them in- 
to the lodge, or to conneot their truth 
or falsehood with the truth of Mason- 
ry." (Let Masonry be true and every 
other religion a he). Now if the relig- 

it hiis * religion, and the system mjist 

On the subject of prayer (Mackey' 

Manual of the Lodge, page 40) w 

read : "As Masons we are taught neve 

to commence any great or important 

undertaking without first asking the 

oteciion and blessing of Deity, and 

is because Masonry is a religious in- 

tution." Here, then, our proposition 

affirmed in terms, and argument is 

it only unnecessary but impossible. 

It is true that on page 166 of the 

work it 


in," This looks somewhat like 
ick of the conjurer — -'now you 
and now you don"t eee it." 
g told us again and again in dif- 
ferent forms that Masonry is a religious 
y or institution, it will not avail 


the last, "Masonry is n< 

That it is not true religio 

, and as this is tho only possi 

in which this declaration ca 

hat has gone before, we accept it 
iub: '-Masonry is a handmaid to re- 
gion." One of the three things for 
hich the earth is disquieted, and tho 
four which it cannot bear, is a maid 
that is heir to her mistress. And this 
handmaid" puts on such lofty and 
upt'rciliou'i airs toward her mistress, 
Christianity, and the Master, Christ, 
t is no wonder the earth is deeply 
disquieted under her. 

If, however, all the "Manuals," 

Monitors," ''Ritualists," "Lexicons,'' 

Lc , were absolutely silent as to the 

point whether Masonry professes to be 

a religion, we have, nevertheless, 

idutii evidence that it dm-- au ui|ii- 

is and ceremonies. Masonry has 

ilrti-.-<, priests, |!i-.'-V'.'rs,beiieJicf"-'Tis. 

ins, morals lessons, illuminations, 

regenerations and eternal rewards. It 

;es the infant, and buries with 

religious services of its own the man 

of four score. It has borrowed the 

eremoniea of heathen worship, and 

tolen everything impressive in the 

iosaic ritual; tabernacle, altar, candle- 

ense, mitre, breast-plate, and all the 
restnients of the High Priest. The 
lodge is opened with prayer and in the 
oof God." Hymns are sung in 
pretence of honoring (iod and Masonry, 
finch are both "divine." Moral in- 
ductions are imparled in the name of 
God, The lodge is closed with prayer 
nd a benediction — "May the blessing 
f Heaven rest upon us and all regular 
Masons, so mote it be, Amen." Its 
loniea from beginning to end arc 
a profane imitation of the ordinances 
of the Church and directly calculated 
produce the impression that its ter- 
es are the worship of the Divine Be- 
;, even if that were not expressed 

in the 

guage of Masonry, 




" household of faith ," (Manual, page 
17), the "sons of light," (Lexicon. page 
'270). Beyond the ''sacred" precincts 
of the lodge is the "profane world," 
the "cowans," (kuon, dogs, Manual, 
page 101), though embracing the largfr 
part of the Christian church, and all 
the women and children besides. The 
holiest man or woman on earth is, 
the language t..[ M.uoniy, "profane," 
"coward,' or dog. Jesu3 Christ hir 
self, if on earth, would be so I 

Masonry, then, is not a''secular ass 
elation," but a religious institution 
Its religion is pure theism," the "ui 
versa] religion in which all men agree.' 
The lodge, with its furniture and 
monies, is "sacred," Those win 
embraced in the Masonic coram 

are "the sons of light," and "tin 
household of faith ."while the follow 
ers of Jesus belong to the "profane 
world." Could blasphemy proceed fur- 

Political Action tiinsIUnieil. 

The injections to political action oi 
the question of organized secreoy tha 
are worthy of notice as far as they hav 



> thoBt 

That such action is identical in charac- 
ter and spirit with union of church and 
state. That it is an attempt by mere 
political machinery to accomplish a 
great mora! reform. That it will cu! 
minate in the formation of a mere po- 
litical party. That it invades the divine 
order, to wit: that all moral and relig- 
ious reforms should be effected by the 
church as such. 

In the Free Ntthodht of Mny 30th, 
1 -7H. in editorial 



able, but we think it similar to that of 
Coiistantine when he united church 
and Btata." Again in the same article: 
"These efforts to join the arm of polit- 
ical power with the Christian effort for 
the purpose of religious and moral re- 
form are identical in principle with 
union of church and state." We quote 
from that paper, as it is supposed to be 
the organ of a body of Christians or- 
ganically and disciplinarily opposed to 
id probably on this 


. of I 

aide the communion of the Free Meth- 
odist ehurch. But we think such fears 
unfounded, and that there is a wide 
disparity between the two. It is cer- 
ly within the legitimate sphere of 
state to do what it can to augment 
preserve the morals of its nuhjerts, 
we think no good and reasonable 
i will find fault therewith, while it 
mu'fesilT unjust and oppressive to 
alate church, for me, church doctrines, 
church supremacy, or church support 
the subjects of the state. This 
latter would be union of church and 

We agree with the editor of the 
ibove named paper and any and every- 
body else as to the futility of atlempt- 
ng by mere political machinery to leg- 
Such is not the aim, nor would any 
reasonable man enter upon so Quixotic 
Gain ascendancy over 
jy mere political ma- 
chinery t" Madness run doubly mad I 
We have no Buch hair-brained views.or 
baseless hopes. We know something 
of its all-pervading influence, its almost 
ipreaent power and cunniug, and 
read its Eigne and trace its Berpent trail 
here others little dream of finding it; 
id that its blasphemous arrogance 
Jeada strutting forth where angel 
foot by reverence is stayed. Its 
rapacity for power leads it to 
;eek the scepter and the crown 
vith cowan serfs to do its bidding; its 
nibtliiiy and cralt to feign the saint, 

mds are served thereby. 

Nor is there any real ground to fear 
that if political action is inaugurated, 

ich action will lead to the formation 
a mere political party and thereby 

ave an incubus upon the body politic 

bar to further progress, or a shelter 
for political mendacity. 

We never expect to be-onic a political 
party in the strict sense of the word, 
but a "God and morality party," as 
Master Mason Brick Pomeroy used 
scornfully to designate the Republican 
party when that party had a moral is- 
sue; or, in other words to become a 
party of American citizens seeking the 
best interests of the 
in our relet 


in our church relations we s< 
her best interest in legislating 
of her pale the affiliating sect 


of ( 

re political organiZ'tlnm , 
moral sentiment of the 
pie shall have reached 
that point where it demands the abro- 
gation of these various secret organisa- 
tions, the need of such a party will 
cease, and ceasing to be needed will ex- 
pire. The anomalous condition of Amer- 
ican politics to day is but the necessary 
It of a party devoid of distinctive 

.nd the aggregat 

of tho 

customs, place, power bring dei 
continued existence to mere party; of 
these we want none, expect i 
as these must exist as adjuncts and de- 
pendencies of civil government there is 
BUrer hope of their being better filled, 
and administered with the extirpation 

We, as a nation, never elected u 
President on simply an anti-slavery is- 
bup, that wore nil but impossible; but 
when the popular sentiment was far 
from anti-slavery enough for that, it 
was anti-slavery enough under God's 
providential guidance to overthrow the 

»d thin 



Though to my knowledge it has nev- 
er been distinctly so stated, yet there 
are those who argue as though they be- 
lieved that all religious and moral re- 
forms should be inaugurated aud push- 
ed to an issue by the church, as such. 
That this may bo the Divine will and 

rill not 


at this time; but though thi 
does it follow that if other menu- are 
used and under the blessing of God ac- 
complish the desired end, that the end 
accomplished is thereby vitiated! Who 
would remand to slavery our colored 
citizensi because the immediate means 
of their enfranchisement was the strong 
arm of the law, and that military law, 
and not immediately and directly effect- 
ed by the voice and will of the church. 
Who but the infidel 
cries church and bU 

I [>hv 

e lili-rtui' 
r Sabbath 
, adultery. 

i the i 

le our religious astern- 
. why sry church and 
e! Are men to be sav- 
by conversion only! 
of other means which 

God may bless may n 
civil power of this ant 
prepare the way of C 
lithe former, our 
ter give place to praye: 
all mir lectures, lo gaspi 
I think I hear the s« 


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history of the 

if the latter mode is 
choice he has in the 
past been pleased to co-operate with 
n this way ; and as this question is 
je of religious obligation only, but 
iilso of civil rights and national morality , 
duty to the morals of our neighbors 
and especially to to the rising genera- 
duty to the commonwealth 
under which God in his providence has 
placed us, calls for our civil aud political 
ght, influence and force to be iu well 
directed aim brought to bear against 
I, and as God in his providen- 
tial dispensations gives us civil rights as 
liy us he gives us means of grace, fealty 
< > ■ >■.! .i.-juiinds that we use our civil 

puner ;. 

rely a 

r LT.1CMU- 

ability to the furtherance of his king- 

Twice in the record of the apostle 
Paul he leaned upon and used the civil 
arm; and so may we, and so ought we 
to do while in so doing we keep an eye 
single to God's glory. J. T. 

modern Knighthood. 

The Knights or Pythias appear to 
nk third among secret organization , 
far as numbers are concerned, al- 
ough ten years have scarcely elapsed 
rice its founder, then a department 
clerk in Washington, employed his leis- 

<-.)U«Hy i 



The following illustrations of wisdom 
and bravery of secret Knight-errantry 
will be appreciated by the readers of 
the Re/urmer. 

During the process of conferring the 
third degree of the Knights of Pythias 
the candidate is broughtbefore the chan- 
cellor, the blindfold taken off. and he 
is shown a two inch plank, about a foot 
square, in which are several sharp iron 
spikes, four inches long. After exam- 
ining the article he is led away, but 
presently recalled on the pretense that 
something has been forgotten. While 
bis back is turned an india-rubber im- 
itation of the spikes is quickly substitut- 
ed for the real article. The candidate, 
takes off his shoes, according to instruc- 
tions, and is gravely ordered to jump 

refuses to do knowing that it might 
prove a fatal jump to him, as the sharp 
urn will easily penetrate the eoles of 
his feet. The chancellor then gives the 
command, "Executioners, do your 
duty!" Four ineu dressed in black 
gowns and black masks, immediately 
siene the candidate by tho arms and 
legs and forcibly seal him on ibe india- 
rubber eh I -sin me. Occasionally a candi- 
date jumps as directed, (he has proba 
bly been posted up by a friend). The 
members immediately cry out, "Brave 
Knight 1" Sometimes a candidate of a 
compromising turn of mind, jumps over 
the dreaded spikes, but he is promptly 

ed to do the fair thing, or elee ia forci- 
bly seated according to the ritual. 
The lesson taught by this is that the 
candidate should implicitly obey the 
commands of the order notwithstand- 
ing apparent danger, having the as- 
surance, however, that no evil will be- 
fall him. 

An instance is related of a loss of life 
occurring a few years ago in Philadel- 
phia, in consequence of tho omission to 
substitute the immilntion spikes for 
the real ones; the candidate obeyed 
the order, jumped on the sharp iron, 
and died from tho effects in the lodge 
room. "So are the bous of men snar- 
ed In an evil time." 

The permanent password of the so- 
ciety is "Caution." This must not be 
written, stamped, stained, etc. The 
ceremonies are nearly over; the candi- 
date has sworn that he will not write 
or reveal the password. He 1b led to a 
table; handed a list of words, one of 
which is ' 'caution," and carelessly re- 
quested to copy them. Ttie candidate 
takes his Beat at the table, commences 
copying, but when about to write cau- 
tion the table with a loud report flies to 
pieces, and the password in conspicu- 
ous letters confronts the startled and as- 
tonished "Knight," who was on the 
point of perjuring himself by writing 
the simple word "caution," 

What a decided taste secret orders 
have for mock-burials, murders and 
skeletons! The candidate in third de- 
gree of Masonry is murdered, buried 
and resurrected alive. Odd-fellows, 
Grand Army ofthe Republic. Kuightsof 
Pythias, and at least one branch of the 
Ku-Klux make use of a human skele- 
ton in conferring their degrees. When 
taking the third degree in the Knights 
of Pythias, the candidate is caused to 
kneel, the bandage is taken off his eyeB, 
he finds himself beside a cotfin, in which 
which is a skeleton; across the coffin 

w> rds; 

Bible; the candidate puts one hand 
on the Bible, and the other on his 
breast. He occupies this position while 
the patriarch (who also 'ib chaplain 
repeats the charge or obligation of the 
degree. Meanwhile the members pres- 
ent, masked and kneeling, surround 
the coffin, the gas is turned down, and 
the peculiar fl^me d'-med from alcohol 
mixed with sail, throws a lurid light 

The climax of the wickedness of 
»uch proceedings is invoking the bless- 
ings of the Almighty on the follies 
above referred to. "If therefore the 
light that is in thee be darkness, how 
great is that darkness!" 

Sign of Recognition. — The lop ofthe 

the thumb and first finger of the 
right hand, the nose slipping from the 
lingers each time. 

Another sign of recognition, — Firol 
three fingers of right hand brushing 
back three times the hair over right 

Another sign sometimes used as a 
reply to either of the foregoing. — Open 
left hand placed on the stomach, in- 
stantly followed by the right arm out- 
strecbed upwardly, the open hand side- 
ways. The entire movement is done 
quickly and with energy. 

The grip. —The two middle fingnrs 
fright hand grasping or interlocking 
he same fingers on tho other's hand. 
— The Hejormer. 

We have entered upon a new era — 
thatof huge watch chains! Gowhere 
we will, these immente gulden or gild- 
ghttor at us in linked 
long drawn out, with lockets 

large and showy, dangling from the 
overstrained button bole. We refer to 
thin an one of the straws that indicate 
how the social wind blows; dress is ty- 
pical ofthe man (or woman), and that 
these cumbersome, heavy, expensive, 
of gold, aud ridioulous if guilt, watch- 
guards are worn is evidence of a elav- 
ishnesK to fashion, a lovo of display, of 
flashy notoriety that is anything but 
pleasant to contemplate. It may seem 
a small thing to write about, and so it 

sand little but effective items that show 
a prosperous nation's tendency, — to ex- 
travagance, effeminacy, and a long 
train of evils that may ultimate in ruin. 
— Watchman and Rejltctor. 

A Trip to Canada.— II. 

Stretching from tho mist-ooverod 
banks of Newfoundland to the blue wa- 
ters of the Pacific, bounded on the 
South by the United States, and on 
the North by the white territories of 
king winter, possessing sll the 

mine, forest and fertility, the 
New Dominion is a young gi- 
ant, capable of crushing in a grip of 
steel half thi governments of South 
America. But although enjoying a de- 
gree of developement and material pros- 
perity unprecedented, the Dominion is 
not without many of the trials that ef- 
fect her more powerful noighbor. 
Freemasonry's stealthy Btep moves the 
oath-hound favorite into power. Se- 
crecy and alcohol like twin friends are 
abroad in the Dominion, and as a con- 
sequence polities] intrigue and corrupt- 
ion ofthe moHt audacious character as- 
tonish and perplex the honest minded 

t'luispicuouB among the secret or- 
ders of Ontario for powor and popular- 
ity stands the Orangemen, Ever since 
King William crossed the "Boyne Wa- 
ter" an enmity has existed between the 
Catholics and Protestant Irish, and 
the Orangeman with bisgnnrg^ous ban- 
ners and robes, fancy sash and Mason- 
like apron, represents the Protestant 
side of this feeling. 

On the twelfth of July the Orange- 
men come forth in all their glory, 
That in their gala day. Look then and 
you will see clothed iu the habilaments 
of royalty, little minds that cannot dis 
distinguish between the real and the 
unreal. Listen then and you will hear 
high-sounding titles applied to simple 
souls, pleased with a showy bubble as 
the mearest child; but come not too 
near their ranks or the fumeB of tobac- 
co and the stench of rum may offend 

Very hotly Protestant those Orange- 
men, and woe lothe unfortunate Cath- 
olic who crosses the line of their proces- 
ion. ''To hell with the Pope," will be 
thundered form their valorous ranks; 
the tune oi "Boyne Water" will he 
played for his especial benefit; and if 
the wild spirit of Erin should rise and 
should venture a retort, fortunate in- 
deed may he consider himself if his 
Catholic eyes are not blaokened by an 
Orange fist. But while the rabble on 
the street are ready enough to consign 
the Pope and all his followers to perdi- 
tion, not so their leaders in Parliament. 
These slippery gentlemen glide away 
from their Protestant friends and are 
usually found on the side of Tories and 

"Why is it," I asked of a prominent 
Orangeman, "that the leaders of your 
society vote with the conservatives and 
CatholicB, and not with the Protest- 
ant reformers of Ontario!" "Oh I" said 
he. "ours is not a political, but a re- 
ligoUBorganiiatiou!" Religious indeed ! 
Then the factions that orack skulls at 
Bonnybrcok fair are religious 1 If to 
fight for religion, but never go to church ; 
to hate Catholicism, hut use no ration- 



at the head of their procession th« 
word of the great God whose namt 
they blaspheme, and whose laws they 
diaobey, is religion, then the Orange 
men excel in righteousness. This 
much for the society. Good and pioui 
men no doubt honor it as much will) 
their presence as they dishonor them 
selves. But the organisation is evil in 
its effects, s greater barior, to Protest 

that a corrupt church has been able to 
ereot. We have already intimated, and 
we think thorn is abundant evidence to 
show that FreemiiBonry is stealthily 
fastening its serpent folds around the 
neok of the Dominion, however happy 
and prosperous the country may be 

O that soiuo fearless voioe would 
sound an alarm In Canada, before civil 
govornmentifl undermined by the prin- 
ciples of a secret oath bound order, and 
tho virtues of her public men are eBti- 
mated by the number of their degrees I 

The Prayer of Invocation. 

Wo consider that the prayer of "In- 
vocation" is an exhibit of one of the 
boldest and falsest and most insolent 
and presumptuous assumptions which 
Freemasonry puts forth on all occa- 
sions, which merits the most pointed 
protest and rebuke of all Christians in- 
dividually, and of the whole Christian 

ly, the assumption that Freemasonic 
temples occupy the place, religiously, 
of the temple of Solomon; and that 
Freemasons have come into the room, 
place and inheritance of the Jewish 
people, nation and church as God's 
covenanted people — instead of which 
every true Christian will acknowledge 
that all truo Christians and the church 
of Christ collectively are nmo the 
spiritual temple and the covenant peo- 
ple of God, and not stone and lime 
buildings, not Freemasons as such, nor 
the order of Freomasons collectively. 
And what greater or more arrogant 
profanenosB can be imagined, than to 
find this Masonic grand chaplain put- 
ting himself forth in the very place of 
King Solomon, nnd appropriating Sol- 

of the Jewish temple) thus:— 

"And hearken thou to the suppli- 
cation of thy servant/ and of tliy peo- 
ple/ and hear thou in heaven thy 
dwelling-place; and when thou hearest, 

"For they be thy people; and thine 
inheritance! For thou didst separate 
them from among all the people ofthe 
earth, to be thine inheritance!" 

Truly, here is a pretension with a 
witness — and Freemasonry is clearly a 
rival religion and a rival church to the 
Christian religion and church. And 
if Christianity do not destroy it, it will 
destroy Christianity. Its claims, like 
those of Christianity, a 
tolerate no rival clan 
"Lectures" of the lodge, as well as the 
public orations of its orators, explicitly 
declare that the principles and prac- 
tices of l-'reemasonry embody all that 
is requisite to the present and eternal 
happiness of its adherents. It profess- 
es to be the highest and most perfect 
development of moral nnd religious 
life for man. 

And yet, we see multitudes of de- 
luded professed Christ'ane, and even 

And the 

joining this anti-clins 
and the churches generally refuse to 
exercise any discipline in the matter! 
Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, 
Covenanters (so called), and even some 
United Presbyterians, werese = n march- 
ing as Freemasons last week in the 
grand Masonic procession in Philadel- 
phia. How long? O Lord I how long* 
Wilt thou not arise, and avenge the 
dishonor thus done to thy holy name, 
and to the name of thine Anointed One, 
and to his true church and people? 

member that your superior 
time stand at your side. 
listrusl others without a 

Be ■ 


If you are married, respect no one 
socially who has not been duly courte- 
ous to your family. 

Be decided, kind, and polite in all 
your official and prviate relations. 

Never allow yourself to he led into 
the bad habit ot grumbling or fault- 
finding, but be pleasant] agreeable and 
cheerful in all your duties. 


The Christian CvrKKiirp coiiebss- wheatok is paktic- theloduk cosm-ihict aualsst 

*'""'""■ ULAE. SESE'l'Olt I'lMHSHOV- 

Sperhil .\iillic Id Subscribers. -In order 

1 [HTIIlit. \\ ill \'"1 pie 

■ >ii. yi'-T noiiiv ii- ■ 

iiilleenit il) before jour subscription 

tin; l_'yuosure. 

•buiin j club of newt 

licr would gi 

ve you the Cynosure f. 

able to take 

wool useufil if stnt h>tli«in,if there are 

such among 

.fir iir'jiinitil-'iri'.'ca, f > k- 

. V"U make them ii prc- 

.- tint your pastor readi 

1 at-ont three Mtvlo In-: 


"iVrinl' yim '/"'['.'l i'-' 

Do not wai 

semi :t or Hi 

the place of it 

sfint pnstnl cards to tli 

that they wi 

n lit iv their -iibscripn 

A Fewffords Tor tun- Subscribers lulu- 

You have a mighty work to do for 
God, for your country and for your 

Do you ask, 

i do 

nut a single, church in your state t 
professes salvation from eternal death 

through Chrin will ■ oc : ider it prope 

What ha 
nearly f.ur hundred tho 

do I You hav 

The last Helnj ii'ii.i /Wtjcv.-e baa ; 

itty and well conceived article 01 

Finding Colleges," built to order ii 

pioneer towns before the railroad reach 

rlicle, it is that puts tin 

between the old colleges am 

i quite too diapaiajing lo lh> 

bury College gradual) < 

of New York, Rollii 


former years. 

C. Mallory, chairman of one of the 

lees, President Olio of the Wesleyan 
University and Nathan S. S. Beman, 

D. D., of Troy, one of the ableat men 

of this or any other country, while yet 
college with but one email 
wooden building. 

The Cynosure is the organ of every 
college which eipela secret societies 
from its halls. At the United Brelh- 
State Conference nt Lamoile, 111., 
were proud to leurn that the agent 
of their Theological Seminary said: 
The Cynosure has inserted and stands 
ready to insert everything we have sent 
i to send them for publication." 
brethren will be glad to know 
that Whealon College has now build- 
ings unsurpassed iu college architect- 
reaBe of students oyer 
But erecting these 
tlie bitter opi>.>MU<m 
a ring consist! ng of editors, some of 
the professors, and the treasurer of 
the Chicago Theological Seminary; 
bucked by endorsers of A. H. Quint, 
cretaryof the National Congregation- 
al Council, Knight Templar and Ma- 
Chaplain, living in Boston, Now 
Haven and New York, we have had lo 
struggle through formidable difficulties. 
We have incurred a debt of something 
more than twenty thousand dollars. 
which must be paid off. We are now, 
heedless of the " panic," or " hard 
times," about to appeal to the public 
to pay this debt; which we firmly trust 
in God will be paid, Our plan is to 
collect this money in small 
that nobody's private affairs, denomina- 
tional expenses, or other charities will 
be oppressed by it. Eight hundred 
persons at twenty five dollars each, in 
addition to what we have now prom- 
ised, will pay this debt and place a 
college here by Ci 

Although it was apparent that 
the conspirators had succeeded not only 
n accomplishing the political assassin- 
ition of their victim, but also in creat- 
ng, I may say, in public minds that 
perplexity and uncertainty in which 


interior and 
ak with God's 



•'The Cornell Tragedy" still 
inues to attract the attention of the 
ress. The Presbyter and Herald ust 
uch hard uames as " torn- foolery, 

lc, in application to the secret orders 
i colleges; thus betraying the fae 
bat it has read the Cynosure or sou* 
ther prints which call things by thei 

sht ) 


wholly despot 
oppoe ' 

, quietly carried 01 
u N»t 

aany ti 

al and Stale governments; that a powei 
which silently, and often completely, 
slops the administration of justice iu 
our courts, ought to be torn up by th- 

suade them by thei 

will be accomplished, We will speak 
of only two. 

1st. Sustain by money, suggestions 
and personal effort 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 ihe blessing of God will 
bring every sound man who reads it to 
the right side of the question, and the 
decaying or de. ayed men will float with 
the current. 

If every copy of the Cynosure could 
bring an average of ten voteB to the 
right side (which would be a great work 
for one copy to doj there must be 
throe thousand seven hundred and sev- 
enty-seven copies of the paper sent to 
Indiana, and then leave nine-tenths of 
the voters to be led by other agencie 
belore the stale unanimously seeks lb- 
overthtow of the secret oalh-bound or 

There are four-hundred and twenty 
five subscribers, and there are threi 
years to work io before th< 
dentin! election. 

Your energetic State Agent leads off; 
hear him: ''I am going to make an ef- 
fort to get own thousand Cynosures 
in Indiana by next year this time. 
(Nov. 4. 1873.)." J. T. Kiggins. He 
will be watched. Will he be aided? 
Who is Ihe firsl volunteer to second and 

) him i 

its Masonic Temple on Columbia i 
lives and thrives and has its being by 
just such " torn foolery " supported in 
part by members of Presbyleiiar 
churches who take the Presbyter a no 
fferaldl And that Rev. Henry D. 
Moore, of the Cincinnati Tract Bo:;rd, 



ish to mase a few remarks ou th 
t of "Photizo's" letter from Kat 
the Cynosure ofOct. 30, via: ih 
racy of the Masons to compaf 
Senator Pomeroy'a destruction. 

ould have put my thoughts in th 
form of an introduction to the lette 
e absence of the chic 
editor, the letter being directed to lb 
printed before I sa 

icion from the lodge. ihe fact 

dfore that Pomeroy had many 

ds among thf Mu*ou--. preL-ncvd or 

real, has not the least weight against 

e evidence in favor of the charge ol 

is'. .!■: conspiracy, 

But further it is claimed that the Sen- 
jr did resort lo bribery. And ihere- 
re it was not a Masonic conspiracy. 

The suteu 

ponds with ■ 

; of •■Phol 

rmy i 

ird repeatedly 

ues and by which i 
i prevent suspiei 

i from ripening 
: cuttle fish es- 
i by darkening 

ug tbe inky blackness of their mys 
t, they glide away from the place 

Thus it is charged that after Serin- 
or Pomeroy'a Chicago speech, the Ma 
oos determined upon his political 
lealh, for the simple reason that he dis- 
approved of Freemasonry and dared ti 
ipeuk his sentiments. Of this the fact! 
■tated by'Photizo" are strong proof. At 


9 ibrgol 

tbi-ir usunl eautic 

ifidence transported numbers of them 

r oud the bounds of mystic discretion. 

The cool ones soon hushed the talk- 

and the plot was carried out 

'i-iBp!iiry slyness; except thai u 

of the actors, impelled it would 

by tbe fatality which always at 

j great crimes, made no secret of 

the fact that they deliberately set a trap 

for their victim aud enticed him into it. 

ow when you charge this design 

naring and assassinating politically 


nry I 
, they si 

tof i 

not. When men purpose to do a deed 
of wicked miilice, do they not naturally 
seek out some false pretense and justifi- 
able motive ? Are tHey not at great pains 
loconceal the evil motive for the deed! 
Cerlainly, if they intend to Btrike but 
conceal the hand, they always piovide 

And again they 

, h i:. 

. the 


•' torn foolery ) " uay that the tame 
"tomfoolery" — supports him as a 
preacher now. If so, why not, us a 
witness for God and truth, speak the 
truth touching these home mutters. 
But if it says: "Behold we knew it 
not; doth not he that pondereth the 
heart consider it? aud shall ho not 
render to every man according to his 

t cowans of what is done in tln*loM 

And let it be remembered that a 

religion they are not nU I = riei il,; 

of Israel; so in the counterfeits < 
gion, they are not all Masons thi 

iu the kdge, but only those whoi 
ir hearts consent to the supreme ac 

ntrol of Mai 


icd home dead 

neoualy suppose Masonry aeknoi 

js that the will of God or the Ii 

absolute right, is paramount U 

onic oath and of such force and s 

preniacy as to render every Masoi 

duty which conflicts with it asin. U 

'simou pur. " Miismis many of th- 

der that the Masonic oath is so a 

fully sacred that whatever it may; 

juire is right, is the highest and mi 

nperious duly. And others of thi 



iplished his defeat. Here is Ihe 
only difficulty in the case. We have 
>n one hand the oalh of York, who 
ilainly ought lo believed only so far as 
ither clear evidence confirms his tesli- 
nony. And on the other we have the 
lath ol S-.iiator Pomeroy who plainly 
)Ught to be believed implicitly, unless 
.here is clear and decisive evidence to 
,he contrary. As yet the develop- 
nenta are not such us to divest the 
:ase of all uncertainty or doubt respecti- 
ng the guilt or innocence of Senator 
Pomeroy. The public needs more light, 
hether the legal iuvetii^ali on* 
e pending shall vindicate orcou- 
:n, the evidence that the Masons 
■aptly . 


him politically, for l 

u and will 

;, They laid a 
for every mar 
il proved guil- 

t of the pending t 

re for the iuncci 

o be held innocen 

By their ownshowiugthey tempi 

him to do the wrong of which they 

use him. And if they prove him 
guilty that will not prove their inno- 
;ence. They have proved no wrong 
lone by him but that in which they 
vere the tempters. It was sad indeed 
hat our first parents yielded to th 
riles of the tempter, But if the temp 
d, for yielding, full, surely the temp 
r shall not jo unscathed. His malice 
uit none uiiU criminality by its kiiuci-m- 

Whatever the final verdict may be oi 
the charge of bribery in this case, it: 
nistory furnishes ubundint proof tha 1 
Freem asuury is precisely adapted tt 
the most malignant conspiracies; anc 
that however many honest men then 
may be in the lodges, there are no 
wanting, and from the secret nature o 
tho order never will be wanting, bad 
men enough in it to employ these adapt 
ationB for the infernal purpose of ruin 
iug even the most innooeni atd worthy 
meu, for no other cause thf 
apeak their moet profound 
against Masonry. We only regret that 
Mr. Pomeroy when he drew his sword 
had not thrown away the scabbard aud 
repealed his deadly blows as often 
he had opportunity. Had he Bpoki 
twi n cy limes a^iinat Masonry, Masoi 
could only havedono their worst agaii 
him; and that they have done us it ' 
But had he repeated his bli 

rith th 

tory or death, he would have cowec 
the cowards and put them lo ignomin 
ious flight; or at least, brought out 
Buch developements of Masonic malig 
nity as would have saved him what ht 
suffered by trusting to their smiteB ant. 
deceitful kisses. 

It ia to bo hoped that Prof. Wilder 
Dr. Crosby, Hon. Wm. EvartB, anc 
uh others will understand trom thii 
wise, that the man who routes Mai on 



, but 

I whet 

buried without e 
were carrying hiu 
Laren exclaimed 
of the town: "My God, 
man had fallen dead 
would the coroner have 
of it, or allowed burial 
quest!" " Its no use," . 
yer, ''The Masoi 

.quest. Aa they 
Ihe grave, Dr. Mc- 


vithout an iu 
plied the law 
all the 

intend to keep their Masoi 
whether or no, and intend that othei 
Masons shall be of the same mind oi 
they will not trust them with Masonic 
secrels. These '■simon pures" are tht 
real Masons, the ones who employ 
Masonry lor the evil to is adapt- 
ed. The others seek, but vainly, tc 
employ it for good purposes, Since 
then there are two, ueii dihi inilar clabu- 


papers, fearless, 
curate, and able as they 
apocalyptic Least toncape reditu ti"j 
in this discussion. The power oi thes 
accursed things is not in their fun o 
their folly but in their bites , which ar 
the staple of paganism cut from th' 
same web with burning a widow o 
passing infants through lire to Moloch 


e may always 


and deceived, 
for granted 

..:; niH'fully an they do 

:e of thei 
Therefore the hon 

t Maions may have adhered t 

ad cowardly beast that slinks 
om tbe firm glance of the feuile 
laueye; but woo to tho wrelcl 


>ut hopeful series o 
meetings at Freedom, Lnsalle county, 
III., Bro. Stoddard has turned toward 
Minnesota at th<- ur_cni rohcitation o 
friend Oren Cravat h. He will relun 
before the new year, tbe Lurd willing, 
— "The Evangelic d Kepusitory >uu 
United Bresbyterian Review " ant 
"The Associate Presbyterian," o 
Philadelphia, had each in their No 
vember numbers able editorials on thi 
dedication of the Masonic temple it 

-The call of tho New York SlaL. 

imittee is out and must be heard 
i glorious meetings at Rochester 
I .Syiacuai' riiitnini be forgotten, Le 
present one bo a slep further on 
i. Straitou of the Weshyan is re 
ted sick but recovering. May lb,' 

.ud that it will doubtless 
■. Meantime our corn 
is uo hope thai meu w. 
al prealage will addn 

nothing of any 
would not 
ut delight 

Musuiia hhuuld adhera to their 





— Crawford county, 
polled forty-three Auti-m 
the late election. 

—The article . 

> Hall at least i 

are being settled let 
sing delegates go on. 

hpiruoy. that if he had not one real 
friend among tin in they would beyond 
t have deputed a sidiicieiitiiiiu.hei 
e part in the liagedy should be u 
feign tin mselves such in order lodivirl ry 

the " Religion of 
our first page, 

puljlishci. in the United 
Presbyterian last summer fror. 
of Rev. J. P. Lytic of New 
d, 0. It is a thorough and fyste- 

iore than a single reading. The oth- 

ie Cynosure, ihe author having cou- 

— The Librarian of Cornell college, 
Mt. Vernon, Iowa, writes: "There 
■e no secret societies in this college. 
i they are not tolerated." That will 
3 a happy day for our youth when 
n- same may be said of all our insti- 
Ui"iis of learning, 

—The notorious "Senator" York 
I Kansas, folluwing ihe way of othei 
a [venturers of like character, has en- 
the lecture held. He is an 
nounced to speak iu this city on Satur- 
day next; subject, " Wealth as a Po- 
itical Power." His auditors will 
loubtleas be entertained with the ac 
jounl of his own virtues, and the tnalt 
of U. S. Senators who dare attack tht 

— The disposition of Kansas secret 
mi towurd Ex-senator Pomeroy coiuei 
nt, in the following note from a pape: 
ditcd by Miller, ' ■ past grand master' 
f Kansas Odd-lellows: 

'' While the Odd-lellows aud Masons 
fere sending money by the thousands 
jt the relief of the Memphis sufferers, 
squad of crazy, bowling d-rvishu., 
rer; holding a convention somewhere 
i Indiana, for ihe suppression of se- 

Our noble state and the 
beneath the wrongs inflict 



Pomeroy t 


other 1 

rge those friends wh 

to do bo witli.m-. di I ij 

ion and if it is forgotte 
let it be after a lair settlement. 




-adford County Anti-s 

ill hold 

■ting at VougLt Hollow, Bradford 

nty. Pa., December 17th and 18tli. 

Elder J. R. Baud is expected te address 

invention. The following breth 

■■•cordially invited: Bro. Post of 

■oBe, N. Callender of Green Gi 

H. Lounsberry, D. P. R-ithbun, and 

" lovers of the truth and Christianity. 

By order of the Committee, 

J. T. RllSiELL. 

We desire to have the proceedings 
of the Indiana Anti-masonic Conv 
lion publisned in the county pap 
throughout the State. This will bring 

before the omm^i p-«ple — the hope 

I would be pleased to have the ad- 
dress of some Anti-mason in each 

If you feel like aiding in this good 
work, send your address to the un 
dersigned, and a printed copy of the 
minutes will be sent you. Take these 

him publish them. 

The vice-presidents of the Indiana 
Christian Anti secrecy Association wil 
send me their addresses without fail. 

Tiotf Opposed to Secret Societies. 


Number of Lectures delivered . . 166 

Cash collected in the gen- 
eral w-rk $523 5? 

Ctisu re eived for subscri- 
bers to Cynosure K!'i o 1 ) $^S <>'■ 

Pledges oliiuiued for the 

In'"'.'', 1 , 1 ,',' 11 ''. > " iU :'.'"' { ^ 505 00 

\n\\i cousin '.. 150 00 

In In. liana ISO 00 

In Iowa 10000 

1:. i::ir,..i< -.'.-■O-i'iSI, i:t.-> ni 

T. l:\ oi m-ooes available "for 

.'.iilcreot purisof the work.. 1,7680" 

Salary .....,.,.'. 1.000 0( 

Trailing expenM-i 314 0: 

i'osia^e and Stationery [28 01 

Total $l,S42fli 

Siat.- Agents appointed: R-^v. J. T. 

Kiygius for ludiaaa; Rev. II. H. Hin- 

"■ Arrangements art 

in Oh 



) firsi 

i tha 

: think 


v. un satiifiiction by the members of oui 

Association. Itshows that youragen 

times a week for three months of tin 
year and three times a week during tin 
remaining nine months. Hia tinancia 
report shows suceesft, for hehas,througl: 
ihe blessing of God been able, besidei 

to render $425.44 more than his entlM 

salary and expenses available for th< 
enlargement of your operations. 

Mr. Stoddard outers upon a nev. 
year of labor in good health, wilh goot 
courage and a rich fund ol experienct 
acquired from his past labors whicl 
justifies the expectation that ihe buiu 
mary of his nt it annual report will be 

couragemeni t 

And after a lengthy and calm discufi- 
id a vote of the whole house was tak- 
, which was declared by the modera- 
■ to be unanimous, in favor of said 

resolutions ." 

n abound in high plnceb. The 
purily ol the Church and integrity of 
the State are in peril. The murder of 
Vlorgan by Masons, in 1826, awakened 
he good people to a sonso of this per- 
1. But this awakening proved tenipo- 
■ary. While good men slept the ene- 
aau sowed tares. High treason, nu- 
:ured in secret conclave?, pushed the 
aatiou lo the very verge of ruin. And 
now positions of honor and profit are 
mostly in the hands of members of se 
jret societies. These societies are fear; 
fully on the increase . They aeek to 
Safer the Eden of our best households. 
They pervert the witness-stand, jury- 
box, nnd ihe lips of the advocate; and 
even the ermined Judge upon his 
throne of Justice, and thu- strike down 
the equality of the oitixen before tin- 
law. More than thi>: some of them 
take away the key stone from the only 
ft'oh which spans the distance between 
sinful man and a holy God ! The name 
of the one Mediator is ex-luded from 
their prayers, and even out from the in 
spired word which they profess l< 

But happily, thii 
In November of 1B70, in the ci 
Syracuse, wai organized ihe New York 

Slate Association Opposed lo Secret S. 

then otll.-r :. 


Northern Iowa is, as are doubtless 
1 sections of our laud, largely under 
the control of Masonry. 

Rev. S. Smith has been doing some- 
thing In tlio way ol lecturing all about 
■untry to stir up the people on 
ibject- Until lately however, he 
had been unable to get access to two 
>f tho most important villages of this 
ection, viz: Osage and Charles City. 
He has juBt given three very good lec- 
ures iu each place. The former vil- 
age has been, almost from the first 
.etilement of the country hereabouts, 
a stronghold of this dark oath-bound 
fraternity. When I was stationed ih<re 
ara ago as pastor, supplying ihe 
M. E. pulpu, it waa the boast that 
ce the organization of the church 
re had" been but ono preacher in 
irge who had left the place without 
ug initiated, if he was not a Mason 
ion he came. During that year a 

monthly magazine, was sent to the 
iretary of the lodge, who was also a 
(ding official member of the church, 
■ the purpose of obtaining sub- 
ribers, which boldly placed the 
thorily of Moses and Jesus Christ as 
ligious teachers, on a level with Zor- 
eter of Persia. Confucius of China. 
d the Arabian Iconoclast, leaving 
ery member of the fraternity at por- 


< '....Iivent"-" 


en held by oi 

i— the Crst in Roche 
ler, December, 1871: Uie second i 
Syracuse last Mirch; and now ti 
third meets iu Daniel's spacious Hall, 
Seneca Falls, Tuesday evening, Decet 

f 2nd, 


> follow 

days and evenings. Your presence 
and council are greatly needed. You 
are invited to attend by every interest 
vital to the State, Nation and Mankind. 
Prof. C. A, Slanchord.of Wheator 
College, Illinois, and other distinguish- 
ed Bpeakers are to attend andaddref* 
the Convention. Como, without fail, 
and bring your friends with you. 
A. Crooks, L. N. Stratton, Charles 
Merrick, Z. Weaver, D. Kirkpat 
bick, W. Post, N. Bingham, E. P. 
Sellew, C. F. Hawley, G. W, 
Clark, Executive Committee. 

ITows of our Work 

A Goad Meeting in Tike count 
('11111,'regational Assnclatlon Resolves 
on the Lodge- (juration. 

Editvr of the Cynosure: 

I have just returned from a ra( 
in the southeast corner of Pike county 
where I lectured twice, Not many 
tbe adherents of the lodge were oi 
Tbe enemy was routed for they bad 
boasted that 1 would be answered, bui 
alltiougb opportunity was given, nt 

endorsed publicly by a United Breth 

, Ret 

E. Thorn 

also a seceding Mason, and at 
a series of strong resolulioi 
passed, without a dissenting \ 
which the people pledged them 
act in the church and at t 
against the whole family of seer 
inations. They expect soon t 
ize in that section. Our cau. 

one Odd-fellow 
the floor and t 

- Slal 

regret thai 


now io session I pray God to be wi 
them. Yours for reform, 

T. B. MoCoruick. 

The resolutions above noticed follot 
Mirny will rejoice to bcc this mark 
progress of our cause : 

"Whmubab, The question of Seci 
Societies is being agitated in our con 

if the s 


gave the following in subst.inee, 
nearly in the same words, aa the ( 
of Masonry : It teaches that God i 
Great Architect of the Universe 

whose omuipot. nee. uninipre.-u. 
wisdom, goodness and truth, e 


L hurlalLh; 

triumph of good over 
and for the faults, fo 
Ins brother man he i 
the heavon-born \ 
Were this creed un'n 
tie teachings everyw 
world would be a pa 
ry without a mission 
ful divorce of thei 
graces mei 


, thei 

of charity. 
>beyed, this 

and i 

a most consummate species of infidelity 
was being introduced into tho commu- 
nity to poison the unsuspecting minds 
even of professed Christian families. 
About the same lime the corner stone 
of the Cedar Valley Baptist Seminary 
was laid by the Miaous wilh hypocrit- 
ical ceremonies and lying addresses, 
the principal, and pastor of the church 
brothering the fraternity by a compli- 

An instance of the power of the order 
over those who are not members was 
given in connection with the late lec- 
ture. A prominent merchant there 
had offered us the use of a splendid 
hall for the purpose, free of charge. 
He afterward recalled it, and put on a 
nominal charge, evidently lo avo;d be- 
ing proscribed by the Masons, and in- 

made of the 
ihe religion 

I'll who 

rns small, but they 
: of opposition, and 
d was sown which 
strong poi 



ade • 

by saying that Christ created Ihe world 
and waa therefore worshiped as 'The 
Great Architect of the Universe." The 
only other argument I heard of was 
the usual one of slandering the leclur- 

Al Charles City the Con gregnti mini 
church waa secured for *2. 01) per night, 
somewhat to my surprise, i " 

Resolved, That th 
I the prayerful considei 

orders. An effort wa* previously m ide 
to secure the Biplisl church, by con- 
sultation with the pastor, whj claimed 
to be anti-secret in principle. The con- 
Benl of ihe church authorities however 
was not obtained, but the pastor prom- 
ised to read the notice of the lectures 
in the congregation the pieceedmg Sab- 
bath. Accordingly a noliee 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. 
•There will be an oyster and ice cream 
supper in the basement of the Baptist 
church thisevening. By order of Com," 
This afforded opportunity for a public 
stiuemeut substantially as that above, 


and the matter was itfi for their reflec 
lion. The attendance here also wai 
null. Id a community where num 
bers have professed the high and holy 
slate of entire eanetification, very fen 
sympathizers appeared, and perhaps 
not one moved thereto by this profess- 
How painfully this fact illustrates 
the statement of the lecturer that in 
the days of the ami-slavery agitation. 
the highest professors of religion were 
at the tjjutu, and among slave holders. 
But ihia race is uot to the swift, nor 
the battle to the strong. "Not by 
might, nor by power, hut by my spirit, 
saith the Lord." This is a righteous 
warfare, and we may well appeal it to 
the God of battles, and confidently ex- 
pect be will give us the victory. 

0. M. Dauon. 
Charles City, Iowa, Oct. 29, 1873. 

[The following is clipped from the 
Washington Star, the friend and organ 
of the granges. It should be put in 
tract form and read by every farmer. 

its own mouth, all its opponents ailed ge. 
Head and reflect. Ed. Cyn.] 

The project of a national union of ag- 
riculturists was first conceived by alive 
Yankee, while on a visit lo the south- 
ern states iu 1660, and was matured 
and put in operttion in the city of 
Washington in the year of 1S6Y, by a 
few thoughtful and earnest men, who, 
after careful deliberation, became con- 
vinced not only of its practicability but 

tion. In January, lSOfl, Mr. b. H. 

Kelly, who was then connected with 
the department of agriculture, a native 
of Boston, and the owner of a firm in 
Minnesota, received acommisjionfrom 
President Johnson, to make a lour o J 
the Southern States and report upon 
the agriculture and mineral resources of 
the country. The war had been closed 
but a few mouths, and naturally enough 
he did not expect to meet with a very 
friendly reception from the people of 
the South, especially since he visited 
them in the capacity of a government 
officer. Being a member of the Mason 
ic Iraternky, however, and of good ad- 
dress, he traversed all of these states 
east of the Mississippi without a single 
unpleasant incident. He found that 

"Mystic Tie of Brotherhood" 
was still sacredly regarded among the 
Masous of the South. War had but 
just swept over the country as with a 
besom of fire. The work of material re- 
cuperation had scarcely begun. The 
planters, suddenly deprived of their 

They knew nothing of the free labor 
system, or how to practically avail them- 


ing as if for some revelation from 
heaven lo enlighten them. Struck 
with this distressing stale of affaire, 
Mr. Kelly mentally inquired if there was 
not some remedy for if, someway by 
which the planters of the South could he 
roused from their Mliargy and he made 
to realize the brilliant possibilities J of 
their noble calling. Deeply impressed 
with the necessity of some action, he 
reached the city of Mobile, where he 
first conceived the idea of the 

Union or Agiluullural Societies 
for practical co-operation. He remem- 
bered thut thse societies were separate 
and independent organizations, having 
no interest in on* aiuthar, and the 
question occurred to him '-Why could 
not the farmera, bo Lb North and South 
unite the same aa the Masons, who have 
clung together for hundreds of years lor 
social and educational purposes, with a 
view lo promote their common inter- 

In November of 1860 he car 
Washington, aud prooured a clerkship 
in the posto&Ve department. He did 
not relinquish his project, and mention- 
ed it to a number of gentlemen, most 

encouragement. Among the latter 
were Mr. William Saunders, thun, as 
now, superintendent of the gardens and 
grounds of the Department of Agricul- 
ture; Mr. William M. Ireland, then 
as now, chief clerk of the finance 
office of the Post Office Depart- 

ment; R=v. John Trimble, Jr.. R.v. 
A. B. Groan and J. B. Thomson. Mr. 
Groan is too well known. in Odd-f.llow- 
slup to need special notice; where the 
history of that order has been read, his 
name is familhar. Of the other gentli 
men mentioned it ie only necessary 1 
say that they were, and are. men of e: 
cellent judgment and superior educi 
ion, and all of them were high men 
hers of the Masonic fraternity and oil 
er secret orders, and being proficient i 

i ili-m. their 

3 prep 

on of the ritual of the 
of a very valuable character. 'I 
ect was informally c.intassid by i 
gentlemen mentioned, at different tin 
• I various. tuijges.tii.ns offered r-l;il 
the pian of organization. Acting 
ese suggestions, Messrs. Kelly and 
Inland, both of whom boarded at the 
United Slates Hotel, on Pennsylvania 
venue, together compiled 

Tin First Degree or tho Order, 

room 4a of the hotel named, August 

1867. On the 12th of the same 

ontb, Mr, Saundera, who had been 

directed by the Commissioner of the De 

partment of Agriculture to proceed to 

ills in the South and West in 

of tlie department took the 

first degree to St Louis, and in a letter 

Mr. Kelly, Sandusky, Aug. 30. 

)te: 'I have mentioned your order 

many aud all agrei 

i thi 


s tour, Mr. Saunders brought the 
proposed new order to the attention of 

Luson Bartlett, of Ohio, who was 
iiubsfquently elected Overseer of the 
oal Grange, and Mr. Wm. Muir, 
of Missouri, associate editor of the Ru- 
■al World, published in St. Louis, and 
who was after elected Steward of the 
National Grange. These gentlemen, 
.s well as others to whom he mention- 
d Ihcsubj-ct, upp-oved the scheme and 
thenceforward look ft lively interest in 
uccess. Mr. Saunders reported 
progress from time to time to the agrieul- 
syodicate in Washington , and fur- 
nished them with the names of such 
gentleman as had promised lo co oper- 
Correspondence was entered into 
with these gentlemen, with Mr. A. S. 
Moss, and Mr. F. M. McDowell, pro m - 
nent New York agriculturists, and oth- 
ers, and the result was the reception of 
.uggestions, which were of more or leas 
,-alue in the perfecting the ritual and 
the formation of the Order. 

was deemed necessary to the per- 

ucy of the order and its eflVeiue 

"i prle'ting agricultural lnw-a's, 

ike it a secret one. Its founders 

argued that persons engaged in many 

cations other than farming haye ee- 

>ta which are if** mi*] to their sucec** 

business, and even the Senate of the 

United Slates hai its executive sess- 

ivhich are held with closed doors. 

Of this 

Secret Feature of the Order 
Mr. Saunders wrote as follows in the 
preamble; "Unity of action cannot be 
xquired without discipline, and divci- 
iline cannot, be wnferced without si«- 

iGcant organization; hence we have 
ceremony of initiation which binds 
s in mutual fraternity as with a band 
f iron, but although its influence is so 
owt-rful, iu application is as gentle a' 

thut of the silken thread that binds a 

wreath of flowers." 

Yates Citt. III. Nov. 10th. 1873. 
Mr, Editor: — I was made a Master 
[..son and a member of Yates City 
odge, No. 448, about the let of Jmiu 
ry, 1871, and was expelled by the 
idge,' June 19th, 1878, for writing the 
iticle which was published over my 
gnalure in you. paper of May 13th, 
873. On my first entry into ihe lodge 
was addressed by the W. M. substan- 
ally as follo«*( the precise form of 
the address being a Masonic secret, but 
!-uhs'.iL'ic<* being of the utmost im- 
portance lo every candidate for the 
Hysterics of Masonry): Mr. Robinson, 
,'ou now for the first time in your life 
.laud before the altar of Freema50ury; 
i more noble institution than which has 
lever existed. We admit none know- 
ngly to our ranks but lh" chant ible, 
the just and upright. Such persons 
associated together naturally seek 
>th-;r'e welfare. For our own se- 
we bind our members by Bolemn 
obligations which when once Liken 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- 
diet with your duty lo your God, your 


With Ihia pledge on my part us t] 
master of this lodge are you willing 
t'.ke up'>n yourself such an obligate 
as all Masons have taken 

sible for me to that iu ihe eveni 
of a dispute between the W. M. anc 
myself, these solemn obligations, whicl: 
can never be repudiated or set aside am! 
from which there is no escape but by 
expulsion audeoiisi quent disgrace, wen 
lo be interpreted by the associate! 
Worshipfuls (Grand Lodge) as migb 
best suit their selfish purposes. Be 
(ore becoming a Master Mason and mem 
ber of the lodge, I was required lo tain 
an equivalent for an oath of allegiance 
to the Grand Lodge. Beforo being in 
stalled as master of a lodge the W. M. 
elect is required to take the obligations 
appertaining to the 6th degree ofMa 
sonry including an obligition to con- 
ceal the secrets of that degree from all 
Masons of an inferior degree. All 
questions in Masi nry must be ulti- 
mately disposed of by the Worshipful 
Masters in Grand Li.dge assembled; s<> 

l of all. 

giance to Ihe Grand Lodge he virtually 
ibligates 1 imself to obey the will und 
pleasure of a class of men who are 
bound by oath to assist each other in 
maintaining their authority over their 
lodges, and wiio are alto bound to sus- 
a each other in the exercise of cer- 
i privileges and the enjoyment of 

m by the written laws of Masonry, 
which every Mason is bound to obaj 
according to his obligation as a Master 
i. Worshipful Mflsttrs are re 

office, not to the lodges over which 
they preside, but to the Grand Lod«e. 
Or in other words they are responsible 
inly to each other. Aud they are very 
;pt to excuse each other's transgress- 
ons when only the rights of an inferior 
:lass of Masons are concerned. 

After receiving the letter from Grand 
Master Hawley in which he refused to 
uterfero in tho matter of my cumj-lnnl 
igftinst Benj. Kersey, who was acting 
Worshipful of Yates Ciiy Lodge, July 
18th, 1772, 1 went to G. N. Pierce who 
sat then W. M. and asked him if he 

sfied Mason could obtain an honorable 
iischarge. He replied that he did uot 
know of any such process, but thought 
that perhaps the Grand Master might 
a special dispensation if I could 
give good reason fur bung dissatisfied, 
told him that I was dissatisfied on 
icount of their being no rrt-p nn ibilitj 
i the part of the W. M, He told me 
iatwaB a mistake; thu W. M'a. were 
responsible, not to the lodges over 
which they presided, but to a power 
tiiat would be likely to deal with them 
much more severely than would their 
lodges. I then told him thut the Grand 
r had refused to investigate the 
charge made by me against Benj. Ker- 

bers of the lodge thought, that such 

lings ought to be investigated; that 

i honest investigation would hurt n- 

ie hut the guilty. He said that he 

'O bad receivetl a letter from the 

Grand Master informing him that I had 

juriif - (rn liia opinion) for d-m- 

. He furthermore informed me 

that the Grand Master's refusal to in- 

ate was the end of the matter, 

unless Bon. Kersey should prefer char- 

jainstme for malicious proaeou- 

and Ben was threatening to pre 

fer fcuch charges. I replied to this that 

I should not allow Ben. Kersey or any 

ler man to bold a threat of that kind 

ir my head ; that I should see him im 

idiately and toll him plainly that he 

ist prefer his charges 

in Library Hall, Pittsburgh, on the 4tl 
and 2th of February next. 

From Mr. Spinner's annual report 
there appears a Urge falling off in the 
receipts of ihe U. S. Traainry, ehitfly 
due to reduced taxation. Tho cus- 
toms receipts fell short $28,280,- 
764, the internal revenue, $10,- 
012,863. As the appropriations fot 
ibis year are larger than ever, finan- 
cial questions will be leading ones in 
the next Congress. 

Religious News. 

The American branch of the Evan 
gelical Alliance met after the General 
Conference aud formed a permanent or- 
ganizition to hold a representative 
Christian Congress every two years, — 
The Presbyterian church of South 





,- Mi.nday I 

ig.— The Ohio (VisiiiiitiouM Cone, 
ion is hun-i petitioned lo acknowled 
i the preamble of the new Consti 
ion the Christian character of the sta 
—The various synods, conferences a 
councils of the Lutheran church in ti 


1 meeting for greater union. — 

The Eptscopaharjs of Chicago are die— 
.sing in their church guild the prac- 
lily of maintaining a religious service 
■In- husm-ss portion of the city for 
hem-fit of at the hotels 
I business men.— J. H. Wilbur labor- 
ing among the Yokima Indians of Oregon 
says that in every case where an Indian 
converted he at once and of his own 
II abandons tobacco. Four huudred 
instian Indi.Liio me und-.r his charge. 
At the meeting of the General Ml - 

amy Committee of the M. E. Church 
it week S08U,80U were reported re- 
ived for the year ending Oct, 31; ex- 
nses for Ihe same time §725,1100; 
ere is yet a ballance of $42,000 on 


Tribune a renunciation of the Episco- 
I church. It is thought he iutends 
head a revolution in that denomma 
a similar to the Old Catholic m >ve- 
-utm Germany of which Dr. Rein 
ns is sole Bishop, but his ability foi 

such a reform is questioned. 

Country. — Much excitement exists 
all the large cities over the Cuban 

troubles. While the right of the 

United States flag i 
the wholesale 

rally d 

passengers is everywhere abhorred, 
.'tie government is preparing the naV) 
it any exigency, but will act ileliber- 
■lely. — Juseph Arch, the English lab .r 
■e former, returned last week to Eng 

land. He is expecting to make a tour 





This In b one pan. Iract, calllpB Hie Mlinlion ,.( Uic 
. r )C W |*r IkKI, *l,LKi p^i 1,000 

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

Hon. John Onincv Adams' Letter, 

Hiving Hitwind His Father's Opinion or Freemason 

Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

Uiving His Opihlnu or t'mmins y {IKli). 

Satan's Cable Tow. 

|£zS13 jsfeSSi sis aSS 

"Freemasonrv is 0nlvl52 Years Old," 

"Murder and Treason not Exceepti." 

lomes tor larm laborers. 

—The Btr 

-1 Memphis have nearly 

umi >I ;jppi.'nritrn:if. Hi" lever having 

irely abated, aud the 

.1 (.-■.-(! 0-.-S 

urned.— The trial of ' 

Bos" Twe 


■ I 'i'.moiioiy iiiiue, is pr. 



n New York. It ie nol 



ieved that he will be c 

). Clafliu & Co., by the 


ed the merchants of IM 

w York i, 

ku'iiijf prices ol dry nooils to rates 


dom touched, A. 1. IS 

be undersold. The co 

ntry wdl 


me I ba< 

r let Bei 


o. He 

n the subj'.el w neh would die outil 
ft alone. I replied, ''That is uot my 
pay of settling difficulties. If there is 
ny irritation it shall be brought to a 
ead as soon as possible." 
Accordingly I saw Ben. Kersey in a 

iim on the subject; swallowed his 
tatement which was in direct con tra- 
ietion to the evidence of all the wit- 
nesses; and left him with the impres- 
ion on his part that 1 intended to drop 
hecontro'/ersy and allow h'm lo have 
: all his own way. But this letter hat 
eon drawn out to a greater length 
than I intended and it is about time 

Inmy fi)st lf-tlrr I described to you one 
f the processes by winch hlac't sheep 
rere smuggled into the Masonic fcld. 
In my m-xi 1 propose to ebow you how 
the thin- is done in the Elm wood 

d to me by Harrison Steele. The 

W. U. of said Lodge agrees with me 

all foul work that is tolerated by 

lirand MiusltT nugliT Iu hi- t'Xpu.ed. 

But \ 


upose i 

e next annual convention of the 

inal Reform Association to secure 

the religious amendment is to be held 

Clubbing List. 

The Weekly Cynosure will be sent fo 

Z fl'iJ^oi ;'!■:. j'il"' U- a- 'w sub-V'rilifr, 

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A Tract Fund for tho Free Distribution of Tracts. 


Freemaso&ryin t3a© OhxLro'h. 

Chariieter and Syiiib.ik of 1 lecnutsonry 

Address of Niagara County kosiilira, Iw hi 

Oouceniiiig Ihe Morgan Muntar, ond tho chnrocu 

' Fr«i„os v, »i Kh..«n by iliis find olhc-r Im: 

iirdvrv. ".U.i - |..i loo, „r fi.(X) [itr 1,000. 

Judge Whitney and Masonry. 




Sis Souons why i Christian ihsiili not ho s FrsemiS! 


<b Rivtos, Wookly Edltlor 

;,;^ I , I ' L !:;;",:,; , ; L| . 1 ;; ^' ookly BJltl o" <*" 

lab Rntos, FortniRhtly EdiUoi 

Who Murdered Wm. Morgan? 


Abduction and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

This is a Book of Thrilling Interest, and 

shows clearly that 

tarSee Sample Paces bnlow. 

proceeded to Station!, n villii^.- nlmiit. si\ miles enst from 
liuUiviiL On arriving [h.-n- Miller wrw wha] by two men 

no of which ho 
icdto exhibitor 

ricd nt Lo Roy, nor U) bIoji there, nor lo be 

mi ordinary but wn jl"injl where Mor- 
Miller asked. "What tribunul rile .eplied/'You will 
he ultn'i-s iii.nli' im n.-m;irks in ili-mal orcxplanntion, 

• •I ii/i/pci hI in ." |',i di.'t.iil iitl tin- evasive falsi-liooils 
assk-rUons, by which Prench and his coadjutors en- 

I I., n. iim tli.-in-. lt.-4iV.ini nr.M-i-.-ilin.r with Miller o. 

the process he hud ugainstMillei 


mi the jiiirt uf I'V.'ii.h In preV'.Til lilni li.nn >■> lining, Miller 

got himself placed before the justice, who had issued the 
warrant. French then e.ive directions In two of Wis assist- 
ants, and disappeared. Miller staid in the office about half 
an hour, during which lime the justiie railed fur the consta- 

ble and war 

ant, but neither cons 


• w 

appeared, ninl the justice liitunii 

at liberty to get when: he pica- 
o'clock iii the evening?- It appear 
ma 'istratc that a warrant had b. 

Davids, on the oath 

iel Juhns; .!< 

lin Davids had been 


tions of Ere 

ich, but the sheriff 



them that he 

which he wi 

thus i.ibluiin.- 

discharged from t 

his way to a 
appi.',ii-ed ..-■ 

public house, whoa b 
n. The former en.lca 
llled loudly for help 


"My Son, Ulre Me Thy Heart.' 

"This have I done for thee, 
What hast thou done tor me' 
law thee walk eohcl^leasiy 

And oh, I pitied, yea, I pilie 
Lost sou!, I pitied t 
What ha^t thou don 

el done tor thee! 

Although I c 

What ha3t thou done for me? 
Tlicy shunned iiilmiiih ked me, disln-lic 

Despised my love. 
All so unlikethe homage of 

My home above- [» 

Some struck me with their hands, white 

Cried, "Crucify!" 
Then ['lacing sliarp thorns on my heiul 

Led me to die! |H 

bouII to die for thee, that thou inighi 

Yes soul, I died for thee! 

"Tim have I done for theel 

What hast thou done for mo?" 
The cross was heavy which 1 bore, 

But I shrank not; 
The thorns were piercing that I wore, 

I murmured not; 
The iiiiJiiiL-of niv Futlicr's face 

1111,1 th'->iight nf nice and lion 
Lost soul, I thought uf thee 
What hast thou done for n 

This do I noi 

What doest tl 
I stand before God'a j 

And plead fo 
That still his arm wil 

Thy soul lo i) 



I cry, "Have mercyl it may he 
He yet will come." 

Aud thus from year to year, I v 
Pleading for thee, 

What God Blesses. 

God blesseB rery slender things I 



and that a stray remark he made 
the street, which he hardly thou 
was of any value whatever, was wl 
God had blessed; that when he had 
thought he succeeded best he bad d> 
nothing, and when he thought he had 
succeeded worst then God bleesed him 
Many a soul has hud his eyes openei 
by an instrumentality which none eve 
dreamed oi being so useful ; and.indeed 
the whole way of salvation is in itse] 
extremely simple, ao as to be well com 
pared to the clay and spittle which tin 
Saviour used. 

I do not find many souls converted 
by bodieB of divinity. We have receiv- 
ed a great many into the church, but 
□ever received one who became convert- 
ed by a profound theoluyical dis'-ut.-ion. 
We very seldom bear of any great 
number of conversions under very elo- 
quent preachers — very seldom indeed. 
We appreciate eloquence, and have not 
a word to say oguintit it by itself, but 
evidently it has no power spiritually 
to enlighten the midurmiiouing. neither 
does it please God to use the excellen- 
cy of words for conversion. When 
Paul laid aside human wisdom and said 
he would not use the excellency of 
speech he only laid jiside what i 
not have been of much service to 
When David put off Saul's armor 
took the sting and the stone, he 
the giant; and giants are not to bi 
quered to-day any more than they 
then by champions arrayed in £ 

Nobody Sulil Anything to Me. 



of my church. Ho bad called upon 
me for conversation upon the subject of 
his religions duty; and after conversing 
with him, aud saying such things to 
him as I thought appropriate to his 
state of mind, I asked him how it 
came about that he had i 
prayerful attention to the subjec 
ligon before. 

''Nobody has said anything t 
said he. 

; giT< 

••I know you have ineermons; bi 
I mean that nobody has said anythin 
to me in particular, before yesterday. 

"Who said anything to you yeBtei 

••Henry Clapp," said he (naming 
young man who had recently euterUii 
ed a 'ope in God). 

"What did Henry say 


e, "he stopped mo and told me 
ad something to say to me, 
sked me if he might say it. 1 s 

05, he mi-ht. And tlion lie said, 

ih.- Lord.' 


"I had hardly ti: 
for he passed on. But I said 
when he cot a few feet from n 
is, Henry.' He turned back his face 
partly towards me, looking 
shoulder, and answered, 'Do 
and went nghi 

. hi l^ 

"You Bay nobody said anything 
you before. If he or some one els 
had spoken to you before, do you think 
you would have begun before!" 

"I think I should." 

Such was the opinion of this 3 
man. To this opinion he adbeared 
long after. The la3t time I spoke l< 
him on that subject, he said to me iba 
he believed that he "should havf 
sought the Lord years before if any 
body had spoken to him about it." 

Here, then, was a young man, liv 
iug in the midst of a Christian comrau 
nity till he was more than twenty years 
old, a regular attendant at church, 
known lo scores of Christian men and 
women, and yet "nobody said 
thing to him!" The first sei 
that was uttered to him was no 
upon him. — Dr. Spencer. 

In the present state of the countr] 
the following unique suggestions iron 
the Christian will be understood am 

"Give unto him that asketh thee, 1 
say s the Saviour: "Lend hoping foi 
nothing." On the whole, giving scsmi 
better and cheaper than lending. Nc 
one should lend more than he is ablt 
to lose, and what he is able to lose h( 
may perhaps be able to give. When s 
man gives anything he has no furthei 
care about it; and the receiver L 
he has any manhood about him oar 
return a gift as easily as he can re- 
pay a debt. And as has been well re- 
marked : "It is not 'possible to ask a mar 
to return borrowed goods, books, mon- 
ey or anything else, without putting 
jn peril the beautiful friendship on the 
strength of which he fleeced you. He 


iehiog t 

t pay 11 


quarrel If I refuse to lend you, I sup 
pose we will quarrel. There are twe 
chances of a quarrel, arid I think I wil 
keep the money rather than run th« 
risk of loosing that and you also." H< 
had in mind the old saw: 

If a friend wishes to borrow a 
dred dollars, and you ami afford it just 
give him fifty dollars and make hire 
your friend for life. Send him a linn 
dred, and quite likely he willsbunyoi 

1 ho will conclude you are a skinflint, 
d you will make up your mind thai 
is a rascal, nnd ao mon.y, friuiidehit 


9 gone. 


"Lend, hoping for no thin 




ihould go. 

Give them a good substantial, com- 
non-achool edusation. 

Teach them how to 000k a good 
naalof victuals. 

Teach thorn how to wash and iron 


TVach thorn how to darn stockings 

Teach lii-i 


>w to make thei 
1 make broad. 

Teach them all the mystaries of the 
kitchen, dining room and parlor. 

Teach them that a dollar is only one 
hundred cents. 

Teaob thom that the less they live 

thin their income, tho nearer thoy 

l to the poor house. 

Teaoh them to wear calico drosses, 
and do it like a queen, 

.eh them a good, round, rosy 
is worth fifty delicate consump- 

tup 1 



t God made them in 
d that no amount 01 
nprove the mode), 
h them every day, hard practi 

cal common sens 

Teach them self-reliance. 

Teach them that a good, steady 
greasy mechanic, without a cent i 
worth a dozen oil-pated loafers in broad 

Teach them to have nothing to d- 
with intemperate aud disolute youuj 

Teaob them lo climb apple trees, g< 
fishing, cultivate a garden, drive n roat 
team, or a farm wagon. 

Teach the acoomplishments — musio 
drawing, painting — if you have thn 




1 the; 

Teach tbem to regard the morals 

Teaoh the essentials of life — truth 
honesty, uprightness — then at a suits 
ble time let them marry. 

Rely upon it, that 011 your teachinj 
depends in a great measure the weal 
woe of after }\fo.—Stlected. 

Child reus' Comer. 

Well Done 

It takes time and effort to m 
in, but he is worth all it costs, 
the noblest work of creatior 
buildings, and 
rth itself shall 


lug may c 

tl].- Wllull' 

i entire front wall: 
of a College building taken down t< 

You can't take back your life in afle 
years, to mend the errors of you; 

In fo great a matter bow important 
that everything be well done. This ii 
the way to make the greatest speed 01 
our way toward true manhood. A mai 
was once hotly pursued by his ene 
bile they were in full sight up 


. of a 

in th< 

, the 

t of his saddle broke; he 


unted 1 

breach, thei 



himself into the saddle, he shot aorosa 
the plain and escaped his pursuers. 
Had be attempted to push on with the 


it, he would doubtloss have been thrown 
from his horse and captured. 

Remember, then, this rule : — The 
more thorough, the greater speed! — 
Little Crumbs. 

About Reading ? 


Her walUn h.tve overgrow 

s f ran, boundless g 

linked with l" 

11 shall be rebuilt 

ihall My, 

Masonie party may be mentioned th< 

.,1.1 ■ 

3 with v 

ich the 

e of the 

tongues ehangos in r 
Ialion men of any note, who exarch 
the common right of every free mai 
and publicly avow their disapprnhiitii. 
of the mystic order. No matter ho 
pure and useful the livesr of such m* 


l.-U tl- 

ihool-girl say of a 
e other day: "0 
s, now that she ha 
And she doesn' 
pend her time foolishly either. Shi 
eads all the new books 1" 

"I don't know about that," said ai 
Id gentleman. 
"0 it's true sir. "said the school-girl 
flushing, "that is, I mean she reads ni 
nany of them as she possibly can." 

"Just so, my dear;" said the old gen 
leman kindly. "But I'm not so sun 
bout the wisdom of the lady who 
eads all the new books, It seems tc 
ao that she often must spend her Limt 
try f.iiili-hiy — very foolishly indeed. 

right. Ii 

The old gentlei 
would be better ti 

all, than to rem 

man might live 

thuselab, and read 

ry week — yet, 1 

n without once 

book. Ever since the days of a grand 
old poet named Chaucer, books have 
been coming and going. Fortunately, 

too many of them. 
to be as old as Me- 
a good book through 
t the end of a few 

really a well-read 

i old ( 

■ y.itiii!', 


;oee that are worttiy to live, do live, 
d it would be quite a safe thing for 
r MeiLuedah to look only at twenty- 
It is a good rule fur young per;, iris 
I to read any two new books in suc- 
tion. Always put a good standard 
,rk between them; something ilmi 
s stood the test of time, and that 
Gs, which your new book may not. 
ere is such a long list of these that 
u must ask your parents and friends 
help you make a suitable choice. Ho- 
rding to your age aud tastes. — Se- 

i the people 

Q kept in 10- 

j Testes and tongi 
have helped to record 
and sound out the praises of suoh men, 
yet the instant the avowal alluded to is 
mode, the Masonic milk is changed to 
gall; praise is Buddenly turned to oblo- 
quy; commeudations to cursing; and 

their garland." In all these cases there 

has been nochauge of character on the 

part of tho individuals re ferred to, 

they have continued to discharge ali 

their private, domestic, social and public 

duties in as exemplary a manner as 

ever, have still preserved the rectitude 

of their walk in all respects and have 

still continued to manifest the same 

probity, and the same olear intellects 

and solid judgment which first won 

confidence and praise, but they have 

>ntured to speak with freedom and 

nsure of the obligations and doings 

id lately revealed character of the 

cret order. For this they are de- 

For the truth of this representation 
3 appeal to the observation of all who 
,ve paid any attention to the course of 
e times, The case of every Anti-macon 
of any notoriety and influence, genera), 
proof — proof positive — proof 
lare the handmaid through 
organs to deny. If she will 

any of her org* 
bring forward 1 
will proclaim 1 


But she dare not do so. 
once take the temper from 
enjoined weapon — slander. 

We hai 

high regard for the Le 
cester people. They are enterprising 
intelligent and patriotic. They ar> 
good friends, loo, notwithstanding th> 
stripe of Masonry that runs over thei 
hill. Theoratoroftheday was the "Rei 
Bro. James Thomson of Natiok. Mms. 

lusideut or the Hnr-,111 Tr, 
The Methodist FntFrvsst 


Charles Young, a Masou, was coi 
versing with a brother Mason, and son 
of his romarka being somewhat UaiO! 
ic attracted the attention of some bi 
standers. Mr. Young observing thi 
said, "I do not care; you know nothit 
about it!" He having repeated the 
words, old Mr. Haze, who was one 
the by slanders, finally made this repl 
"All 1 know is this, I was seventh 
days on the jury on the Morgan tria 
and I knew a preacher iu Lewisto 
who said to me, -I was summoned 
attend tho lodge in Lewiston on tl 
niylit Morgan was brought in, but d 
not attend, 
if I had M01 
murdered!' " These cool .md very 
pointed temarka fully convinced Mr 
Young that Mr. Haie at least knov< 
something about it, beuce he a Violet 
himself of that precious Masonic jewe 
"a bilent tongue," and made no rtplj 
whatever. Of all this Mr. Roberts sayi 

1 sorry I did 1 

an eye 

ll Willi, 

tb.'tt ilir Lewiston pre^ 
ged that Morgan wasmurdered bylh, 
lodge, but whether he would, or coul 
have prevented the murder if he he 
attended the meeting of the LewiaU 
lodge, as he was called to do upon tl 
night that' 'Morgan was brought iu 


Samuel D. Greene author of the Bro 

ken seal, sends encouraging word with 
B remittance. He sayB of the Cyno- 

every fori 

. the 

nd fai 

hearted friends described it in its I 
ginning. It showed that God is mc 
powerful thadthe enemies of thecroi 
God moves his church and the enec 
feels his power, and the end is noty, 
The temples of Babel that are built a 
the parades and shows that are mad 
show the strength of Satan to mainly 

and the church, who 

as the cause ad- 

vances and their ey 

es are opened to 

their danger will, 

s they did forty 

and denounce the hidden 
things of darkness to the surprise and 
overthrow of the enemy of the church 

speed the day is my e 

which may be made, undo 

And how much may the o2 numb- 
accomplish for God's truth! The] 
per cannot be too widely circulated. 

Nu h.cri]it km Letters Ilcci'i veil IV.1111 
Oct, 37th to Nov. 19th, 

Preston Allen, A Andre, L C An- 
drews, T B Arnold, Jonas Adams, Rev 
J M Adair, Wm Brouse, J L Barlow, 


, thai 

,t this 

. this day. 

1 Um.iI' tin-. Christian ministry the vi 
iposture. The Grand High Pries 
of Massachusetts, tho Rev. Bro. Sai 
uelClark,"a gentleman and a scbol; 
officiated on the occasion as chaplai: 
if Mr. Clark does not know belter than 
to claim St. John for a Mason, we re 
gret it, and beg ol him, for ins opinion 1 
are entitled to respect, to examine tht 
matter. The holy Royal Arch, of whtol 
our friend Clark ja now tbe HighPriesI 
in Ma-jsadiuautts; bad not a name, or 
the shadow of an existence, one hun- 

slarted by Charh 

The first chapter of 

the k 

Ed. Stewart near 
D. 17*7; and the 
int celebration of St. John's day by 
freemasons was when thoy organised 
he order in Apple Tree Tavero,A. D. 
717. It is insufferable that men of re- 
portable character, attainmentaandpro- 
ession should come forth to the public 
with tho falsehood in their mouths that 
e forerunner of the Messiah partioa- 
ited in and approved of their sianda- 
us mysteries. 

Dan'l Bro 1 
Burnham, Jno Ball, Wm Banks, P V 
Barnard, L Buckley, D B Byers, A J 
Blakely, Jas Bioknell, Guernsey Camp, 
D S Coyner, W R M Colt, Cravalh, 
Jas Campbell, Mrs A Clayton, John 
Camp, A Comstouk, H Chapin, t 
Cruker.P Cromwell, Van R Carey. 
Jos Catterlin, J Cranson, Rev J L 
Clark, R LChitty. P B Chamberlain 
M P Delong, Mrs 3 V Durkee. J It 
iMrby, ^ophroiiiu Hurkee, John Den- 
ny, Mrs W P Dauiels, Jaa De Lautel, 
E V Downey, Edw'd Dulph, J P Ev 
less* Earl, LS Eddy, D W Elder 
David Edwards, G Fyfe, H A 
Fischer, Thos Freeman, John Finney, 
T B France, C L Fait, A D Freeman, 
M Frink,JnoFrench ( L C Gaskill, Join 
Gibson, J C Graham, John Gardner, 
B Green, S B Goodenow, M C Gates, 
M G Grosvenor, S A Giily, Wra Gar- 

a, Robt George, J. 

Harris. Eli Hoover, R Harper. Jacob 
Heaton, Mrs G W Hanks, G H Hesse- 
link, FHawley. Mark Johnson, C H 
Jones. M W Jordan, A Kellum, Henry 
Kumler. Wm Kimball.Jas Kennedy, R 
Kepler, W J Knappen, Jas Kidd, Jas 
Kilgore. Amos Ktngsley, Sam'l Lilly, 
Anna i,add, Wm Lange, G.-o Learning. 
David Lore, John Lewis, It M Lampard 
Mary Leal, A D Low, J G Leach, C H 
Lucker, M Lovejoy, S Lewis, E Mere- 
dith. C C Miles, T B McCormiek, J C 

ih, H McCreary. Andr MeFarlaud, 
Jas McMdlen.R McClelland, FManter, 
John McCullough, S Mills. Mrs M Mo- 
Call, R D Nichols, Wm Oburn, Isaac 
L Prindle, Z T Petty, Z Pine. 

Reed. F K Robbi 
Mrs R Rogers. J G Rownd, W Altubb,' 
J P Rogers, Jacob Ring, T C Rada- 
■1, 9 A Reynolds, A C Read, 
H Rogers, A Rose, Mrs E Sals 
bury, W L Smith, S J O Sterrit, R W 
Sawyer, Wm Small, Jacob Snyder, 

Sam'l Wood, Job Walters, G Wiloox, 
W C White, Geo W Wright Jos 
Woodman, Qulnoy Willeis, Rw B J 
Wise, C B Wbittlev. R A Weakly, 
Nath'l Warren. J GWelch, J H Wil 
cox. C Williams, Wm Whitaker, Re\ 
R T Wylie, D Williamson, Jos Wren, 
OA Wigton, John Weasels, W Whit 
tin. C S Zorbaugh. 

Address of Autl-nmwoule Leoturors. 

; Lecturer for In 
Washington Si 
eleeturer for V7 

Hart, Whea ' 

xd. Whea'ton, III. 
jalon, 111. 
e, Seui'Citvilh' <> 
Ellington, N. Y. 

John Levii,|[lon, Detroit, Mich. 
D. P. IUUibuu, Ilcmckvillc, I 
S- Smith. Charles City, Iowa, 
R. B. Taj lor, tSuuimertleld. O. 
L. N. Si ration, Syracuse, N. V 

Linus ' 

Tn, on 

P. Hurless, Polo, 111. 

, rryal-,1 1,,; 

.1 R. Il-iird. Grcenvl . 

T. Ii. McCorunek, l'rineetn 

C. Wiexins, Angola. In, 1. 
J. L. liarlow, Dermis 1 1 - - l ,.- 1 l 
Rev. K. .Kilini-on, lioinli,,,,, 
J.Hiah Mi-CihUov, Fancy' Cr 

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The tragedy atCornelt University him 
brought oat the A merioan press. Nev 
er, since the abduction and rouniei 
of William Morgan has there prob- 
ably been bo general a discussion of se- 
cret orders, nor has there been 


• Byst 

The letter of Profes 

Wilder has been already published from 
the New York Tribune; to follow that 
able paper we have collated opinions 
from standard journals, ea«t and west, 
religious and secular. They show the 
evident tendency of ihe intelligence of 
the country to be bearing bard against 
Ihese abominations. The jury of en- 
lightened public conscience has for 
yearB been hearing the testimony, aud 
the verdict and sentence will ere long 
follow. Read the judgment of the 

Dally, Springfield, Mast 

II would be slrsnye n the 

ad death 


Leggetl at Cornell 

liould be 

passeJ ii 

er without some die 

cussion of 

pleof secret societie 

it has been opened in a mast 

erly waj 

by Burl 

Q. Wilder, the w 

ell known 


of anatomy at Corn 

ell. . . 

Of con 

ree. it doesn't follow 

that be 

cause Leggett died in the pro 

eis of im- 


he Kappa Alpha is 

not a be- 

niti' '-m 

nstitution.for people 

known b 

die in the process o 


s a good time to red 


are not more genera 
at condemn the ex 

Btence of 

secret eo 

cieties in college nn 

d in the 

world . 

Secrecy adds a certs 

n power 

3 the i 

Of i 

the best 


i the proaecution of 
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 

its gains are temporary and hardly 
worth the pains- The Know-nothing 
and P. L. L. organizations have really 

accomplished n alum; by their secrecy, 
except to familiarise young people with 
Tangibility of oal 

Binds with Billy u 


social organ 

zttions are largely cliarita- 

blein the! 

purpose, but prohtbly if 

the per cen 

. of revenue that goes to 

displayed by the side of 

that which 

goes to fusa and feathers 

the cjmpii- 

son would not be Haltering. 

The annual 

dues exacted would pay 

the premm 

n on a very fair life inaur- 

In colle 

e, and to a large extent 


he secrecy is the sole charm 

of the matt 

er. There is a range of 

Little children display it, 

with their t 

riumphant "I know aome- 

thing you 

on'l" Most people oul- 

some never do. It is a 

foible tha 

belong? to the juvenile 

mind and the juvenile stale of civiliza- 

tion. It IB 

the meat of petty rather 

than of larg 

e minds, and we fear we 

must say of tbe feminine rather t 
the masculine cast of thought Secret 
societies, therefore, thrive among vealy 
youth in colleges, and among a class of 
ordinary people who are just below pol 


with a mighty small honor, if it is ex- 
pressed mighty bin, In certain cases, 
like the Phi Beta Kappa, a literary 
weight attaches to membership, but the 
aecrecy of the order has contributed 
nothing to this end. The mystic let- 
ters are equal in effect to D. D., or D. 
C. L. The English universities, we 
believe, have nulning i-frreripi-niding to 
the secret societies of American col 
leges. . . . We shall get over se- 

good many other childish things. It 
used to be proper among gentlemen to 

tain* snut}, to 'treat' in grng shops, to 
fight due I p, to refusp to exchange pul 

with t 

house cl-rks five per cent, for party 
purposes, etc. , but now we order things 
in a more manly way. We do not pro- 
pose any restrictions by any authority 
upon Ihe right of secret organization. 
In fact we should insist upon the sacred 
preservation of all man's rights to make 
a fool of himself, but we say at the 

Undoubted evils that have long been 
permitted to exist undisturbed are fre- 

exposed in their worst forms by some 
lamentable accident or tragedy incident 
to their operations. Ten days ago a 
young and promising son of General 
Leggett, Commissioner of Patents, was 
killed near Ithaca, N. Y., by falling 
from a cliff, while about to be initiated 
into a secret society of Cornell Univer- 
sity. ... So shocking an affair 
may be beneficia 1 , we trust, in suggest- 
ing the expediency of a general dJBCOur 

institutions ot learning. Despite their 
pretenses there is little that can be said 
in their favor. As a rule, they have 
no benevolent purposes in view, are 
not designed for literary or social cul- 
ture, and seek to attain no moral or re- 
ligious ends. Physical development 
and healthful diversion are least of their 
objects. On the contrary, they almost 
invariably breed rowdyism, hazing, 
drinking, debauchery, extravagance 
and a disinclination for duly. Assem- 
ble a party of young men together 
anywhere, with all restraint removed, 
and perfect secrecy enjoined, and the 
result will be pernicious. Students 
require relaxation and diversion, but 
to secure these, secret organixations, 
that speedily become schools for vice, 
are by no means necessary. Every 
'Vjlli-ire eocit-ty should be kept under 
healthful Mipemsion, and the danger- 
ous and ridiculous follies that are now 


itiatory ceremonies," should be ■ 

From time immemorial the 


rope have_bton noted for tbe drunken- 
ness of their members, for brawls and 
dueling, and lor many other equally 
debasing absurdities. The introduc- 
tion of any of these baneful customs 
into American colleges Bhould be close- 
ly guarded against, and the best way 
to do it is to discountenance all college 
organizations that affect to be Deyond 
the control of collegiate authority. 


1 'When sorrows come, they come not 
einglespies.butin battalions." There are 
epidemics of accidents, and epidemics 
of crimp, and epidemics of religion. 
There has been an illustration oflhese 

in the matter 

But 1 

i the 

r eldei 

tbe 'aecreta' of Masonry, Odd-fellow- 
ship, Knights of Pythias, Sons of Malta. 
and tbe entire crop of secret societies 
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 torn out by the roots, 

fearful oaths, of terrible vows, off, 
]y scenes, that would make outsiders 
laugh at the boyishness of full grown 
men. Those terrible vows, hov, 
I fancy, have less to do with keeping 
the ' secrets' than has the disposition 
to 'rope in' outsider* and thus enjoy 
the fun of initiating evenings. 

Secret societies are allowed at Cor 
nell, as they are in every other college 
in the country, and the sad death of 
youngjieggett ntnry - Induce coll* 
to consider whether there is any real 
humor or pleasure in tbe coarse prai 
cal jokes of initiation, or any value 
the secrecy of the society. But this is 
a question for all students in every uh 
versity, not for Cornell alone. And i 

,nd ho: 

-ery e 

question very seriously. 

[That "secret societies are alio* 

. ■ . . in every other college 
the country" is a gross misstateme 
which tbe editor of this popular a 
able journal should immediately c 


not this a filing occasion to do away 
with all theae secret society orgies I Wt 
know they are not peculiar to Cornell, 

. ridic 

nd aim 

barbarious as tin 
cruel rites of the Hindoos? Consid 
er th> S'.' things, we beg 01 you, now while 
the terrible lesson of tbe untimely deatl 
of one ofyour brightest members givec 
mournful and fearful emphasis to oui 

genera 1 , and college secret hoc 
particular. His only points 
the evil charged on these aBsc 



hundred worse ways in which young 
men might pssR their time; that a cer- 
tain amount of extra blood and the 
recklessness of youth finds harmless 
outlet here; that tbe dissipation which 
some of them conceal might take an- 
other form, and perhaps a worse; thai 
all societies are not addicted to redicu- 


tion; that he has heard many an old 
man say that all he was in life, he owed 
to the influence of his society upon 
him; and that they are a 'necessary 
foolishness,' and if we abolish them, we 
shall only have some worse evil to en- 

to put beside Prof. W.lder's masterly 
argument as the best that can be said 
on the other side. If any other advo- 
cate of secrecy betti 

.Mil , 


LzxinqTov, S. Carolina, 
Nov. 17th, 1873. 
to UteEditor of the Cynoavre: 

I have read with great pleasure s 
eral articles on Freemasonry in the ( 
umns of you, journal. It require. 
eilraordiiij.ry (lowers ot mind In di-i 


ich of n 

i'ing in thisbminteil 'benevobnt' ordin- 
ation; if indeed it is not wholly and 
only evil, and that continually." Ob- 
;rvation confirmed me in the opinion 
years ago that Masonry wan founded in 
eelfiihnesa and not benevolence, as its 
supreme law— and that it was and itill 
is equally the foe to Christianity and 
Republicanism. It t attends tbe right 
hand of fellowship wilh equal grace to 
the patriot and traitor, with pt-rhapa 
an occasional preferred favor to the un- 
fortunate in crime, who stubs hia coun- 
try and its defenders in the dark. 
"The maimed, the halt and the 
blind," find no favor in tbe eye of thtB 


> its portals, as tlie/i/uorerf onei 
aia its threshold to fairer mat 
i the skies — nor can they claim 

. BUppO 

ihe failing strength of God's pi 
their journey to the almshouse and the 
grave. But the drunkard and the 
ipendthrift and curmudgeon find a wel- 

come intotbe charmed circle; and al 
though their moral natures maybe on 
ly wounds, bruises and putrifying 
sores, yot if they are outwardly whoh 
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 


plod will generally pro 
be the unfortunate, and Ihe funds of 
the beat and thriftiest member a ar 
wojae than wasted on the reckles 
prodigal. What Christian can 01 
ently waste the means entrusted to his 
stewardship on such a brotherhood) 

The extreme selfishness of tbe Ma 
sonic organization wob clearly demon- 
strated in this locality during the war 
of the rebellion. Every church and 
temperance organization in our midst 
languished from beginning to end, and 
very many of ihe latter ceased to ex- 
ist, while it is a lamentable fact that 
the rebel church, slill extant, has but 

little r 

npirit having departed, perhaps forever, 
— and yet Masonry fattened like anoth- 
er vulture on the gore and carnage ol 
this fratricidal strife . This isensily ac- 
counted for, on the principle of self- 
preservation, and shows most conclu- 
sively the desperate character of that 
contest. The life of every white man 
was imperiled by the unequal strife; 
and wuen at last they waked up tc 
the reality of this plain matter-of-fact. 
the church which bnde them no to fi -hi 
for slavery against tbe government ol 
their fathers', was forgotten in the, in 
tense excitement of the contest; tht 
temperance societies, where the fall- 
en brother was to be raised up, were 

ner alike, seemed only to look ahead 

alive, and whatever elae he could lay 
hands on; and as this feeling ofinsecu 
rity increased, thousands who were the 
most exposed to danger, flocked to tht 
standard of Masonry and found undei 
its folds an ally to despotism and tren 
son — neutral half-way ground or 
which they could meet and grasped 
the hands of the armed foes, wbict 
they had failed to destroy in wagint 

war of modern times. Here, they 
were taught the grips and passwords 
which transformed the hand of a rebel. 
dripping with loyal gore, to that ol 
brotherly love and affection; though, 
only a few moments before, it might 
have plunged the sword into the bean 
of a ilanter Mason, in defense of slavery 
and treason. An organization whi 
can t has readily assimilate and combi 
individuals of such diverse principl 
opinions and prejudices, must either 
i ■ -i punte i ■fuaii-.lumring character at pie 
ure or entirely destitute of all moral 
pritK-iplv; herding all together in 
common slough of fraternity and eqi 
ity, without any regard whatever 
the .iilb-rt-in-e v, hid) Hhould and oj 


Thus, before tbe last great ball! 
Petersburg, in April, 18135, a ruu 
tude of Conteih rate soldiers rover 
their otherwise worthless Confederate 
money into securing for themselves in- 
itiations into the mystio circle of Free 
masonry, with a view of making theii 
surely expected capture and confine- 
ment as prisoners of war. more hope- 
ful and pleasant than could otherwise 
:- expected from the friends of those 
ho had found only star 
death in its most horrid forma at rebel 
amlti in Salisbury and Andersonville, 
t was indeed a sad and sickening sijhl 
> behold valiant men who had nevei 
quailed before th< 

i defer 

fore the machinations of an unprinci 

pled horde, which promised brotherly 

oteciion to good and bad alike, who 

ghl yield themselves to the magic 

ence and protection of Masonry, i 

find there a brother's hand and a br( 

elcome without regard to the great 
on whether freedom and the 
public should live, or slavery and tr 

ut, in the eventful days which i 

mediately followed the triumph of fr< 

tnd the nation, Masonry often : 

fused to number among; its souths 

bands, men who, though true toiher... 

had Qed to the lodge for refuge in the I 

lark days of Ku-Kluxism; and y. 
ould find there no outstretched hand 
ave. The magic power which could 
hield the unrepentant rebel from the 
rrath of a 

ghty i 


friend from the bullet hnd bludgeon, 
in the hands of disloyal Masons, un- 
der the musk of the miserable, fiendish 
Ku-Klux. And once, at least, during 
an attack of these cowardly despera- 
does, a loyal Muiiou fell before Ins dit-loy 

alive on giving the sign of a Mason in 
distress, while others of the sufftrcrf 
who knew no sign of protection supe- 

only hospitable graves at their bloody 

Thus, I have enumerated a few < 
ae many delinquencies and oulragt 
f this so called benevolent organizi 
on; and think it is high time for th 
American people to ponder the demo: 
lizing influence of this secret, sinful cr 
bal, if as Christians and patriots, the 


o fulut 

generations the blessings of civil and 
religious liberty. 

Very Truly yours. Simeon Co 

A Musouic Trap lor Farmers. 

A New York Slate Grange was or- 
ganized in this city last week; and ihe 
editor of the Daily Standard to whom 
was given a copy of the Constitution 
and By-Laws of tbe National Grange, 
furnishes the following condensed state- 

The ultimate object of this organiza- 
tion is for mutual instiuction and pro- 
tection, to lighten labor by diffusing a 

expand tbe 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- 

Any,-person interested in agricultural 
pursuits, of the age of sixteen yean 
(female), and eighteen ye»r. (males), 
duly proposed, elected, and complying 
with the rules and regulations of th< 
order, is entitled lo membership and th- 
benefit of the degrees taken. 

All charters and dispensations issu 
directly from the National Grange- 
Nine men and four women having re 
ceived the four subordinate degreea,ma< 
receive a dispensation to organize a Bub 
ordinate Grange. 

Applications fordispensalionB shall h 
made to the Secretary of the National 
( T,tn_"- '.nd be signed by the pe 
nj'j'h ii, g ior the same, and be ac 
panied by a fee of fifteen dollars. 

Religious or political questions 
not be tolerated as subjects of di 
sinn in the work of the order, ar 
political or religious, test for membership 
shall be applied. 

The foregoing bears the ear-r 
of Masonry in almost every li: 
"mutual instruction and protection," — 
"expand the mind by tracing the beau- 
tiful laws the Great Creator has estab- 
lished in the universe"— r-nothing of hia 
laws in His Word, — must, be ''propos- 
ed — elected — comply with rules and reg- 
ulations of the order,"— has its 'de- 
grees,' ' charters,' ' dispermiiliomi.' 
nite number having taken a defi- 


. get a 

i, — defiaile fee 
dispensation — source of money-making, 

d finally "religion and politics are 
excluded subjects in tbe workings of 
order. No person conversant with 
the subject can doubt of the Masonic 
lineage of this young sprout ol secre- 

With smiles, and fair and fulsom 
peech — like one of whom we read in 
the Bible, whose ways are naughty— 

ire secceeding admirably in decoy- 
ing the unwary husbands, fathers, sons, 

mothers, wives and daughters in- 

ed in husbandry, out of the mon 

it of the beautiful modesty so 

: to the rural home 


No Miiionic lodges are permitted in 
Russia. Years ego they were suppres- 
;edby the Czar, and all lodge furniture 
ind insignia of Russian Freemasons 
vere Beized and deposited in the pub- 
ic library at Moscow, together with such 
archives as were obtained. M, Pypian, 

has just published nn account of wha 
he found in the museum, under th< 
title of 'Materials for the History of 
Masonic lodges.— Reformer. 

Freemasonry Forty Years ftp 

From the files of the Boston 
graph, Aug. 8, 1831, is extracted 
following scathing review of the Re- 
corder t a leading religious journal of 
Ihe same city. Like cases are so ..often 
met at the present time, that the 
cle is not without a melancholy 

In our last paper we staled thai 
Messrs. Willis and Tracy, of the Re 
corrfer, had made a feint at renouncing 
their allegiance to the Masonic institu- 
tion. That our readers may judge foi 

> P i« 

Bible pledges would hi 
ure silenced objections on the part of 
Anti-masons, and probably ha' 
fied a lari;e portion of the C 
public; but, that time has gt 
People know more about Freei 
now than they did once. . . 

Mr. Willis was a proprietor of the 
oldest and most widely circulated relig- 
ious newspaper in the land. He had 
emphatically set himself up 
man in Zion, and a faithful recorder of 
whatever might materially efft 
eause of religion , 
churches. The 

of I 

"'' * l' ,lM 

paying him thousands of dol 
idly for inforaoati 
churches had the right Lo expect, and 
fidelity to the gospel demanded a : 
emulation of all those facts and pri 
plea which tended either facilnale 
obstruct the march of divine truth and 
the advancement of the Redeemer 
kingdom. Sustaining such a relation 
ihe churches and community at larg> 
it was difficult to see how be could I 
honest and faithful to his trust witboi 
staling facls and exposing the ubomin. 
tionB of Freemasonry, especially so far 
as they had a bearing upon religii 
privileges and rights "in connect 
with the purity and influence of the 
gospel. The blasphi 
obligations of that institution had be- 
gun to be developed. The cry of 
murder had been beard within 
portals. It began to be discover 
that the principles of the order, c 
nected by profane and bloody oat 
were the bones and sinews of the great 
anti-Christian beast of the last days. 
Under such circumstances, it was noi 
strange that tbe cry of the Christian 
public waa loud and long for informa- 
tion. The church as well aa oivil 
community was agitated to her center. 
In her own bosom were to be found 
multitudes, who had " lived deliciouE- 
ly and committed fornication" wilh thii 
great spiritual harlot; an'! she had tb< 
right to call upon her physicians faith- 
fully to probe her wounds, and to pre 
scribe the menus for b«r restomlion am. 
soundness. This information Mr. Wil- 
lis had il in bis power to give. He 
was tbe best situated for this purpose 
of any man in the community. His 
establishment was old, permanent 
and well supported, and bis publica 
tion was read every week by many thou- 
sands. If the many bcores of papers 
on his exchange list were silent at 
dealb, it was still the more necessary 
for him to blow the trumpet in 
and there were hundreds who 
ready to give him the most ample and 
faithful testimony concerning the ahom- 

hostile to the church, and more foul, 
extensive and powerful than probably 
any other which ever existed on earth. 
But, under such circumstances, and un- 
der such an imperious cali to duty, 
what did Mr. Willis do* Did he blow 
the trumpet in Zion and sound the 
alarm! Not in the k-asl. Did he pro- 
fess to maintain neutrality, and to have 
nothing to do with tbe controversy on 
ither aide I Yes. Did he observe 
hat neutrality which he professed to 
naintaint No. When a full and seri- 
■us renunciation of Freemasonry was 
offered him for publication from an em- 
inently pure Christian and patriot [Gen. 

Henry Sewull] in the sute of Maine, 
andothersof a similar nature from oth- 
er sources, did ho aive them a place in 
the Reconitrt No. What reason did 
tbe editor of the Recorder assign for 

columns! Tho following is an an- 

•'To the Editors of the Anti-masonic 

Christian Herald: 

"Gentlemen: — It would afford us 
much pleasure to give our venerable 
friend and patron, Gen. Sewall, an op- 
portunity to lay his views before tbe 

public through 

■•iil)j--cr wlin-li he deeina importai 
we could do so consistently with 



Q that we could engage on 



t doir 

use of 

puted and inflammatory, 
g more harm tbnn uood to 


d nth 

cnunec-ting itself wilh pol- 
r things with we 
temly intermeddle. — Em- 

Were the communications of Gen. 

Sewall andolhers, which could notfind 
a place in the Recorder political? No 
more than the epistles of Paul are 
political which exhort Christians 
to be subject to civil authority. 
Were the -'letters of R v. Henry Jones," 
which could not find a place in the Re- 
corder, political? Fur from it. Never 
did any human productions breathe a 
purer spirit of Christianity or confine 
themselves more exclusively to the in- 
terests of the church and religion. Has 
the 'topic' of Masonry and Anti-mason- 
ry been " more disputed and inflamma- 
tory" than the principles which have 
agitated the Unitarian controversy, in 
which the Recorder has been engaged 
from the beginning? Not in the least. 
But did the Recorder observe that 
strict neutrality on the subject of Ma- 

■ on ry 


d by its 
When a large number of Masonic pro- 
fessors of relieion, from the state of 
Vermont, forwarded their 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- 
eat characer. and many private mem- 
bers of the church, it was very prompt- 
ly inserted, notwithstanding the " in- 
flammatory" and " political " nature of 
the subject. When Rev. Joseph Searle 
forwarded a communication, called a 




nry. in 

Recorder, wilh no 

the following salvo 


tion in t 

apology lb 

'« The course w 
bro pursued in re 
does not preclude 

ion hk 

have heret 

i p..tni».,i. 

the folio 

with the r 

Had we the flies of the Recorder, we 
could easily show that, in many other 
instances, such kind of neutrality has 
been maintained, us to throw ihe whole 
weight of its character and influence 
upon the .■■iile of Freemasonry. 

We are the temples of the Holy 
Ghost. I see the necessity of the 
greatest purity in Ihe outward man. 
To keep the whole requires constant 
prayer, watching, looking always to 
Christ. I mean lhat the soul never be 
diveited from him for one moment; but 
that 1 view him in all my work, take 
hold of him aB tbe instrument by which 
I do all my work, and feel that nothing 

world, self, praise, is eo shocking lo 
my »iew al present, that I wonder we 
are not all struck dead when the least of 
this comes upon us, 1 know immedi- 
ately when I grieve the Lord, the Spir- 
it speaks withJL; and to do wrong in 
the great light, is the great offence. — 

By friendshio you mean the greatest 
love, the greatest usefulness, the most 
communication, the noblest suf- 
ferings, the severest truth, tbe heard- 
t counsel, and the greatest union of 
nds of which bravo men and women 
s capable. 


The Christian Cynosure. 

Chicago, Tuesday, Dec. 9. 1878. 

Sbvbral Hundred— a full hfllf regi 
ment — nearly a man-if-war's crew — f 
large colon}' or two — earnest Christian 
men and women — whose subscriptions 
expire before January 1st, 1874; will 
you not he prompt to renew and bt 
ready for a very happy New Year! 


Friends and Fellow- Helpers in (ft* 
TVtUft;— For eight months I have been 

Lecturer, and 8od has blei 


of f 

oheering. Seven counties are effectu- 
ally organised. A good State Associa- 
tion haa just been organized, and a 
number of counties will be organized 
this fall and winter. Calls for lectur- 
ers come in from different parts of the 
state, too numerous to be supplied by 
one man. Thus the work is extending 
and advancing rapidly. But if we 
would realize that success for which 


t with 

cool. We must renew 
vigor, trusting in the God of battles; 
aod we may then say, "Thanks he un- 
to God who giveth us the victory 
through our Lord Jesus Christ." The 
experiences of the past, its disappoint- 
ments, failures, errors, (sometimes per- 
haps worse) its encouragements, nod 
its victories, with the modes of their 
achievment should all aid us in the 
exigencies of the present and future. 
In the brief past I have been permitted 
to form a personal acquaintance with 
many of you; to sit at your firesides 

atioHB Dever to be forgotten. Allow 
me to approach you personally now 
and say a few words about the future 

Brothers and sisters, the enemy 
against whom we battle is subtle, and 
we must enter the conflict in the whole 
armor of God. God has blessed us 
with many facilities for diffusing light 
in the midst of existing darkness; and 
darkness cannot endure light, just in 
proportion, therefore, us you and I are 
successful in introducing the sunlight 
of God's blessed truth, darkness and 
error will be dispelled, 


e this object? Pert 



an agent aa the Cynosure. It i 
agent by which most of us have 
caused to see clearly on this sul 
and by which we trust thousands 
Still he led to the truth. This i 
ment depends for its success upo 
Cynosure more than upon any 
human agency. How Important 
it be sustained by the friends of Zion! 
Many of you already take the Teles- 
cope, American Wesleyan, Free Afeth 
odist, etc, All these are fearless ad- 
vocates of the truth, and ought to lay 
on the table by the side of the Oy 
nosurc. But they ought not to ex 

I heard an old man, whose locks an 
white for heaven, saying a few dayi 
since: ''Rather than do without th» 


,1.1 ■ 

i thei 

old trembling hands and chop cord 
wood to pay for it." How many of ue 
would be willing to do this ? 

Important aa 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 foi 

Now, brethren, see here! I 
our hearts into this work and 
subscription list up to 

by the first of January. 

We ought to average twenty Cyi 
svres to each county, which would be 
the aggregate of 

With such an array o( Cytu 

Indlnna isSnre of Tlotory. 

How shall we get them? Suppose 
you allow me a few suggestions: 1st. 
Some of you, (Father Leut.y, Absalom 
Ballard with many others), have been 
taking special pains to get subscribers. 
Brother Ballard takes this plan: He 
tel^s the people if they will take the 
paper and at the end of three months 
are dissatisfied, he will take it off then 
hands and refund the money. He suc- 
ceeds in getting a goad many, and is nol 

troubled about refunding the " t mouey. 
lere are others who sui-ceed upon oih- 
plans. 2nd. Suppose now, brethren, 
that each one who reads this letter 
a mutter of study, prayer 
and effort. Cannot each one gel at 
;ast one new subscriber by the 1st of 
anuary? What say you? That would 
aake nine hundred and forty ! How 
nany of you will pray ahout this be- 
fore you retire to-night? Will you? God 
II help us in this matter. Let ue 

God grant us success in this work, 
ir Jesus eakel Amen. 
Your servant in the Lord. 

John T. Kiooinb. 


"The Church of the Pilgrims" and 
Clinton Avenue Church" (Congrega- 
onal) of Brooklyn, have appointed 
fer with the Ply 
th Church (H. W. Beecher's) on 
■ suppressing all invesiigaiions of 
scandals charged on their pastor. 
The charges of slander were made by 
W. F. West against Theodore Tilton 
who had stated that Beecher was guilty 
of adultery with hid (Tilton's) wife and 
When this case came 
up Mr. Beecher succeeded in suppress- 
ing investigation, and carrying a vote 
to drop Tillon's name from the church 
ill. HiB idea of a -Congrp«atii'n?r 
lurch is thus given in his speech re- 
ported in the New York Tribune: 

•'In consequence of and through my 
nfluence, we adopted a policy the very 
"averse of sticking for rules; for when 

eged that persona had gone wrong, 

turned out to be a case thai would turn 
the church from its great gospel work, 
the Examining Committee have gone 
gain and again to the oerson accused 
and advised him to quietly withdraw 
from the church, from no investigation 
that would be painful 

Jhurch like thi 

This doctrine sinks the Plymouth 
Church lower than any other human 
organization civilized, or savage. No 
Indian tribe or troop of brigands could 
subsist without some amenability 
e clan; where a criminal bad nolh- 
o do but 'withdraw,' after attack- 
is clansman, Bui this utter con- 
t of all the rules of Scripture and 
n concerning discipline is nothing 
in that person and place. Can it 
be that the author of such sentiments 
jntinue to teach young ministers 
New Haven Theological Semina- 
ry? If BO ihe New England churches 
ve fallen indeed. 


Ib it not melancholy to look ove 
earnest temperance department in 
per like the New York Witness, 
see how the secret tempeianc* 
have thrust themBtlves to the front, sc 
as to appear to be the only bodies in 
charge of that reformation? Adding 
secrecy and human ceremonies to the 
simple Christianity of the New Testa- 
ment turned it into popery. These or- 
ders add nothing more or less to tem- 
perance. And will that which sunk 
Christianity save th- ttmperance cause i 
The frivolity of the gewgaws and trin- 
kets and titbs -uch ah Grand YVonhvl'a 
triarch,' ofteu worn by some weak, am- 
bitious stripling, would, it would seem, 
disgust and drive out all sensible Chris- 
tian men and women from their halls, 
And they would surely do so were 
there not a real supernatural power 
hiding itself in all such rites and relig- 
ous baubles. Indeed, in the fetish ol 

all natic 

it the e 

j the 

r the 

rial the object i 

iel O'Oonnel) crossed himself with holy 
wa'er, and at death had his he;'n-l sent m 
Rome. If a stupendous intellect like 
his was enchanted by trifles so con- 

solemn inanities of I 

the habit of drunken 
never can be got qu 1 

but that a single g 

took years of tipplin 

is something in him ever after 

hunkering (<t repetition whet) tin 
ernes round, premel) nn:ili>goi. 
that which tikes the drunkard 1 

b every m.evuji scheme that comes 

Is this endamagement done by the 
evil spirits which inhabit false worships, 
ai the Holy Spirit inhabits the true? 
We know that the results are precisely 
opposite and antagonistic so that men 
lot long, nay, " cannot take the 
cup of the Lord and the cup of devils;" 
or "eat of the Lord's table and the table 
of devils." Manville. a chaplain of 
CharleB IL, in hie book on "witches," 
calls the influence of incantations a 
"devilish magnetism." The Bible calls it 
a "blinding of the mind." But whatever 
it be we know that it resembles, in ils 
effects, the charm by which Berpents 
entrance the victims they are about to 

The Alliance. — Dr. Hall joined with 
others in excluding testimony against 
secret orders from the Evangelical Al- 
liance. The Christian Statesman says 
of his reason: "Dr. Hall's point in de- 
fense of the action of the Evangelical 
Alliance in refusing to receive a brief 
paper on secret societies, that in every 
scientific congress there are many men 
who seek endorsement f r peculiar 
views, and who cannot be gratified, is 
not well taken. The Conference was 
not saked to endorse the Anti-secret As- 
sociation , but to hear a brief statement 
of its case. That scientific body would 
be strangely inhospitable who would 
refuse to hear a brief statement of any 
scientific theory, even though different 
from the views generally entertained.'' 

The Watchman and Reflector, 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 wrifmg to a gentleman in this state 
says of the same occasion:— '-There was 
something tiuly majestic, grand, in his 
standing up boldly in the presence ofa 
numerous assembly, before the great 
divines of the world and pleading for 
..n opportunity to open his lips for his 
Master, the Lord Jesus; in opposing a 
sin which does more to hinder the tri- 
umph of the gospjl than any other, per 
haps, on the globe. But just as I expect- 
ed, the gag was placed upon his lip?. 
1 say, noble, grand I in standing up 


—Bro. KiggiDB gives the word to In- 
diana and there is no doubt his cheer- 
ful enthusiasm and industry will accom- 
plish the object of his appeal. A grand 
rally like this in every state would soon 
give the Cynosure a list not to be 
ashamed of. Is there another state to 
emulate the effort in Indiana? 

— Some of our friends have an excel- 
lent opportunity of advancing the 
■ ■ause against th^ lodge by publishing 
brief renunciations like those in the 
column of '40 YearsAgo.' Consider the 
matter brethren (we could call many of 
you by name), and remember the Cy- 
nt'Sitre in nlwayB open to you. 

—We publish the call for the annu- 
al convention for securing the Relig- 
ious Amendment, In several respects 

but chiefly that the name of the Lord 
Jesus Christ, which is wanting in the purposely, with but few 
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 General Agent 
written Monday, Dec. 1, announces some 
changes In his appointments, From St. 
Charles, Minn, he goes southland spends 
next Sabbath at Root R* 
weather has been stormy and cold of 
tate iu Minnesota which may 
fere with the successful prosecution ol 
the work there. 

A friend in Lansing, Mish., v 
us that bis pastor (Congregati 
|ir. par'-d l>y request an eseay oi 
question: Is it right tor Chris tia 
connect themselves with secret soci 
ami read it bef. re the Slat- Ar-soi.-j 
The body immediately requested it for 
publication aud 2.000 copies were or- 
dered to be printed for gratuitous dis- 
tribution, and funds contributed on 
the spot to meet the expense. At the 
Congregational Triennial Convention 
oi the Northwest, held in this city last 
April. Michigan was ably represented 
by ministers aod delegates, who helped 
pass Mr. Goodenow's famous resolution 
against sustaining iu their theological 
studies students who habitually in 

ic lodge. 


a Mai 


blend and coalesce with all 

vention was a Michigan pastor. Thus 

of vices and excess. The fact 

the ssed is sown and brings forth here 

w; the explanation we cannot 

and there unlooked-for harvests. 

The worshipper at falie shrines 

—The journalistic v'e^son secret.or- 

from his devotions with a de- 

ders on our first page should be mark- 

d and damaged moral nature, 

ed and read. The faculty at Cornell 

Professor Stuart used to express 

have adopted a series ol strange reso- 

. streak of madness running 

lutions which place the fraternities of 

l his brain, prepares him to fall 

the institution under an imaginary con- 

of a cei 

r thei 

mgs and mode 
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 lo death , 
but they will find many lives in it. 
Why not take a better way? The 
Freshman class numbers 143 professing 
church members, 119 of whom belong 
lo evangelical denominations, and six 

ing no churuh relation, if these fig- 
power in this class to -Ifectu^lly banish 
secrecy from its rank-, and so for an 
indefinite period from the institution 
through them? 

— Expositions are popular and the 
lodge makes slock out of them. An 
art fair was held Inst week at Gales- 
burg in this state by the Freemasons. 
The reports fail to show great crowds 
or tin-/ exhibition or profitable revenue, 
but it answered for a week'B advertise- 
ment of the order as a 'patron of 

—In the same line the Keystone of 

Philadelphia calls upon Freemasons to 
prepare for the Centennial celebration 
of 1870 in the following pompous 

" It will be second only to the pres- 
ent dedication year in Masonic interest. 
We can not say now what purt the 
Freemasons of this jurisdiction will 
take in this great national celebration, 
but we feel sure they will act no infe- 
rior part. While it is true that as a 
general rule the craft unite in no pub- 
lic ceremony in which they do not take 
the leading part, the Cent- nnial cel- 
ebration of American Independence 
will be so distinguished an event that 
the Grand Master of Masons may call 
upon the fraternity at large to partici- 
pate in the national rejoicing. If he 
does, then the junior wardens whom 
we elect now will be the worshipful 
Masters who will then add luster, or 
cast a shadow, over the good name and 
lame of Freemasons generally, in the 
eyeB 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. 
30th, Bishop Glosbrenner presiding, 
passed the following straight-forward 

Wbkrea9. We believe the Unit 
Brethren Tribune, now published 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to be in c 
position to the pure principles of o 
church, by advocating a compromi 
on the subject of secrecy, thei 

Resolved, 1. That we, aa a conf* 

2.' That 

That we will stand by ihe articl 

ur discipline p-speding secretsocie 
and waive it not in favor "f L'rnng- 
r any other secret order. 

The people of the United States an 
awakening to the fact that the Nation 
id Constitution \a destitute of any ex 
plicit acknowledgement of God or thi 
igion. Although it is thi 


people, its want of a distinct Chr 
character has led even such me 
Dr. Woolsey, Ex-President of Yale 

College, to state that it would need no 
change to adapt it to nMnlriin'iir.1,1, 

Thus, many of the friends as well 
as the foes of Christianity are pointing 
out a strange inconsistency. While it 
is an indisputable fact that our govern- 
ment is, and always has been, admin- 
istered in connection with the Chris- 


ely Christian, tt ia yet m 
.nd admitted 

l the c 

er. that the Constitution, with which 
all our laws and institutions should 
accord, is no more Christian than Mo- 

This inconsistency, long a matter of 
deep regret to many of our best citi- 
zens, is now a cause of alarm. It is 
being used persistently, and in many 

instances successfully, against the Chris- 


assaults on the use of the Bible iu the 
common schools. Sabbath laws, public 
fasts and thanksgivings, prayers in 
Congress and State Legislatures, and 
all other similai feuturea of our national 

And i 


e us as American citizens: How 
shall we harmonize the inconsistency? 
Shall we prove faithless to the inheri- 
tance bequeathed to us by Christian 
fathers, and permit our be-t institutions 
to be overthrown on the ground that 

they ( 



of political corruption 
financial disaster, pestilence aud want 
times for us, as a nation, lo depart far 
ther from God? Shall we not rather 
faithful to our trust as Christian citi 

Constitution and government by a 
reverent acknowledgement, in both, of 
Almighty God and his Revealed Will! 


i''>nii' (1 t 

such an amendment 
ill suitably ac- 
knowledge Almighty God as ihe Au- 
thor of ihe nation's existence and the 
ultimate source of its authority, Jesua 
Christ as its Ruler, and the Bible as 
the supreme rule of its conduct, and 

i this 

i Chri 

nation, and place all Christian laws, 

ble legal basis in the fundamental law 
of the land. This Association invites 
all cii'z^ns who favor such an amend- 
ment, without distinction of party or 
creed, lo meet in Library Hall, Pitts- 
burg, on Wednesday, Feb. 4th, 1874. 
at 2 o'clock, P.M. 

All such citizens, to whose notice 
this call may be brought, are requested 
to hold meetings, and appoint delegates 

i balance sheet. Sc 
eral hundred friends, make your 
blisher happy and yourselves huppi 

ITows of our Worls 

III Faye 

! hads 


on the 5th and 0th. and ou Sabbath the 
9th inst. Also at the same place on 
Monday eve, aud Wednesday the 12th. 
On Friday eve., the 7th, we had quite 
an interesting, and I hope, profitable 
meeting at Harri6burg in the Christian 
church. Stayed with brolherHoneywell, 
and bis very excellent family. Bro. H. 
has done a great deal in sowing the 
good seed in that vicinity. I shall nev- 
er forgot the kindness I received in 
their pleasant home. Bro. Kelley lives 
near them, and is beginning to be well 
known by the friends of this cause in 
Indiana for bis untiring seal and his 
great liberality. He is one of those 
who realize that it requires means to 
carry on any reform, and has consecra 
led his to this work. He has expend- 
ed several hundred dollars in books, 
tracts.and papers which he industrious- 
ly circulates among the masses, and in 
this quiet way accomplishes a great 
work. May God bless him and preserve 
him long, to engage in this noble 

Arrangements were made with the 
commissioners to have the use of the 
court-house in Connorsville for a lecture 
on Saturday evening, the 8th; but, 
notwithstanding the sherif had agreed 
to have it opened at the proper time, 
when we came we found it locked, and 
the sherif gone, with orders that it 
should not be opened. This dieap- 

the i 



papers, and a large audience gathered 
to find that Freemasonry had locked 
their own property again;. t them, and 
that against the orders of the legal 
authorities. And yet Mr, Broadis, a 
^■mi-politician, now the representative 
of thai county, was so profoundly in 
the dark that he could not see wherein 
Masonry affects political matters! How 
long shall a free people submit to such 
outrages as thie ? Will the people of 
Fayette county support a man for office 
who can see nothing wrong in this, 
and similar transaction* of lodge power? 
If they do they deserve nothing bet- 
While at Bentonville I stayed with 
Rdmoiid Wilson, a well to-do farmer, 
a Christian and one of your radical 
Anti-masons. He very kindly look 
his carriage, and conveyed us to Milton, 
Wayne county, where I spoke on Wed- 

church, to a goodly and attentive au- 
dience. Here the Masons and Odd- 
fellows each have a 'lodge;' and when 
tiro. Frazee announced our meetings, 
they boasted of the ' fun' they would 
have, saying many of them, that tbey 
should come out in their regalia. And, 
indeed several wore their badges. But 
eymiL'iii easily have been known with- 
.t badges in-fore I was through. For 
ose very men who came for ,l fun," 
;nt away in a rage. On Thursday 
eningl ap<>keagainin the same house. 
The house waB crowded, many being 
:d to stand in the isleB. I gave 
the first degree in Masonry, and the 
ion in Odd-fellowship, and in con- 
clusion challenged contradiction, but 
ihey "answered never a word," inso- 
much that" -all Ihe people marveled 

beeu in the lodge and kuew. reBpouded, 
' 'They are true." Aud so the Masons 

On Saturday evening I spoke again 
in the Good Templar's Hall, as tht 
church was in use. The audience wat 
large, very many not being able lo get 
into the hall. Some attempts were 
made to disturb the meeting, but upon 
the whole the attention was good, and 
the "Jubelaa" who came to mnke.troub- 
le weroshamfully defeated. One man, 
(yclept 'Judge' Newman,) who has 
been a representative of his county, but 


the i 

of secrecy and * forty- rod whiskey, 

.'hlle I,- 

fed 'Jubelu 
fa M*f 


'd by bad whiskey i 

,) and 

throwing his fists around very bois- 
terously, told what he could and womd 
do, in defence of his glorious principles. 
1 had challenged contradiction on fair 
discussion, but he was more inclined 
to 'bully,' than lo argue, so he 'bided 
his lime.' 1 don't know but the fellow 
would have been mean enough to use 
violence had he not been kepi at bay 
by the friends. There was a large 
' tfang' from Cambridge at his back, in 
whose eyes ihe spirit of murder ahone 
out clearly. 

On Sibbath morning I attended Sab 
bath-school in the ' Briok church, 
which achuol is called a 'union school. 
lt : is superintended by a Rev. Booth 
who is a Mason, with two of his sons, 
They were all present. I asked tb( 
privilege of announcing an appointmen 
for the afternoon, which waagrantfld;— 

berated, called a liar by the two Ma- 
sonic boys, and the father denounced 
me as a "vagabond and scoundrel" be- 
fore the sound of 'Amen,' had fairly 
died away. And the old gentleman 
who treated me so hud rarer been lo 
hear me. But such is the spirit ol 
Masonry. In the afternoon I preached 
a discourse from Kph. 5. 11,12, to a 
large and interested audience, and thus 
my work ended in Milton. Many friends 
of this cause live in Milton, among 
whom I may speak of Mr. J. H. Frazee, 
Richard Hubbard, Joshua Izor, and 
Bro. Odell, as being good alraigblfor- 

rrho dai 


Bro. Hubbard told me of a 

touching and cnour.iging nic'ib- 
which he was an eye witness. 
Friend Quakers had been holdi 
protracted meeting, and Ihe spirit of 
God was manifested in great power, iu 
the conversion of some three hundred 
souls. On Sunday, the 9lh inst., Mr. 
UpdegraR'e. the rai nislcr 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 lo bring all 

fine clothes.etc, and deposit them on 
a table to be sol! to assist in sending 
the gospel to the heathen. When the 
time arrived, many young people but 
recently converted, their hearts running 
over with love for God and zeal for the 
salvation of souls, came forward and 
placed iheir gifts gladly upun the altar. 

than three hundred dollars. What was 
strangest of all, is to follow : ayoungman 
named Benton, a man of wealth and 
position, came forward, bearing a 
Knight Templar's uniform and sword, 
and, depositing it among the gifts, he 
said; l, lf you can get anything for 
these to help spread the gospel do so; 
I have no more use for them." Noble 
young maol This slory I give just as 
I got it from Bro. Hubbard, a Quaker 
preachor who wasan eye witness. Thus 
God works among his true followers, 
until the sword is lonquered by the 
religion of the peace-loving Quakers. 
Thank God for such victories, and such 

Yours in the gospel, John T. Kiooinb. 
Nov. 20lh, 1873. 


Meeting In Stark County. 

Ddnoah, III., Nov. 14ib, 1873. 
Dear Cynosure:—. . , . There 
is quite an element of anli-secrecy in 
this community, especially in the U. 
B. chureb. Rev. 1. L. Buokwalter. 
of Western. Iowa, delivered a lecture in 
the U. B. church on the evening of the 
3rd of November; secrecy the subject. 
He dealt heavy blows against the moi - 
ster evil, showing the false, claims lo 
it antiquity, religion, etc. His ad- 
dress was followed by remarks 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 only the 
church, but all lovers of liberty and 
free citizens f our country may see 
the great and damnable evil of secrecy ; 

and not only see it, but fly lo the res- 
cue oi our niticb-ubused institutions of 
freedom. O, the institution that will 
declare itself better than the Christian 
Church, more benevolent and charitable! 
Can Satan have any other agency for 

network of secrecy? 

H, C. Stocghton. 


The Work In Varlons Places. 

Fow duLao, Wis., Nov. 2 2d. 1873. 
DearBko. KuLioao:-The battle still 

goes on with varying success. 1 was 
unable to get a hearing at Randolph, 
but in the town of Weatford I found a 
church where I lectured and preached 
ou the Sabbath to appreciative congre- 
gations. Our good brother, Samuel 
Bennett, is a bright light in that com- 
munity. From there I went to Beaver 
Dam, but found it impossible to get a 
hearing, even in the Free Methodist 
church, though the pastor gave me his 
sympathy and seemed anxio'ja to have 
me lecture. 

From there I went to Waupun, 
when, shut oul from the churches, we 
rented a hall and had a good congrega- 
tion composed largely of Masons nod 
Odd-fellows. Good attention was paid 
and I trust good was accomplished. 

From there I came In Oak&eld and 
made arrangements for lectures on Mon- 
day and Tuesday next. I then came 
here, rented a hall and spoke last even- 
ing. We had a prelty good audience, 
much disturbed by rowdies, 


who ' 

found the friends of our reform here to 
be thoroughly in earnest, and ti -day 
they meet lo organize a local association. 
Mr. J, F. Sloouui has been lor years es- 
pecially active and earnest One good 
brother, who is a seceding Maaon gave 
in his public testimony to the truth of 
the revelntionaof Masonry and bade me 
a most earnest Godspeedjin my work, 
The Congregational pastor was Ihe on- 
ly one of the minialers who gave me a 
hearing. But the Lord is at work here 
n-nd men cannot hinder it. 
Yours for Christ, 

H. H. HlNiUN. 

At Wnupim. 

Waupun, Wis. , Nov. 28th, 1873. 

Dear Cynosure: — We have been 
favored with an interesting lecture on 
secret societies from Mr. Hinman, our 
state lecturer- The audience was not 
large and was composed of a few Anti- 
masons, who, I believe, fear God more 
than they fear man; a few came from 
curiosity, and then the different lodges 
were quite well represented by their 
male members— I notice they left their 
wives al home. They listened atten- 
tively and respectfully, and no rough, 
impudent rowdyism disturbed the meet- 
ing. I think aa they looked upon the 
mild, calm face of that true missionary, 
aa he was faithfully exposing the in- 
Bide works of the lodge, Ihey muBt 
have been impressed with the thought 
that he was truly a good man, and lhat 
his earnest effort was intended for the 
good of all, and for evil to none. When 
he concluded the way the Masons met 
his invitation to respond was with si- 

ously. The benevolence was done 
rather Masonically, with great display 
and small coin. I do not think there 

sing their hats and rattling penni 
the number of pennies they contributed. 
But we overlook the display. It was 
probably owing lo the habit of lodge 
benevolence. May God bless them for 
every penny they gave, and lead as 
many of their members out from the 
bondage of the lodge I 

One boughl tracts ami scatters ihem 
jiroinipcuonsly through the crowd. 
Some ot which, rumpled and crushed, 
were caught up by -Young Amer- 
ica,' smoothed out and saved. A lad 
eleven years of age allowed me two 
lhat he bad, which were obtained in 

ed much pleased, waa entitled -'Young 
Men of America," wrillen by E. Hon- 

I think the Masons may not consist- 
ntly l&unl us with having cowardly 


professed Ami-masons. There was but 
one was present, and he not in season 
to make the opening prayer. Now 
why was thie fear? What sent all the 
preachers of the place to playing • hide 
aud seek* ibal evening? 1 would ad- 

leclure to seek some secluded spot 
where Masons cannot find them, and 
all get on to the anxious seat. and have 
Father Race and Father Sperry pray 
for them, as they bolh had Christian 
courage enough to come out and bear 
the lecture. But I would ask Masons, 
Is it reasonable, <n it noble, Is it 
benevolent, is it honorable to belong 


; yourself 

thirty-three degrees Mow a common 
freeman of this Republic, which every 
Mason docs, thai enters the first de-ree 
of Masonry. For when he ha B passed 
through all the inferior, servile degrees 
of the lodge, and obtainpd the highest 
round in the Masonic ladder, he is only 

citizens as yet; for the despotic hands 
of Masonry have not wrenched freedom 
from our government, and I trust God 
intends it never shall, but that it Bhall 
soon become powerless in this land to 
shield crime and protect traitors. 

Mm. L. C. Andrews. 

Letter trom Hot, Woodruff Post.— His 
Victory through Christ In the Con- 

Ontabio, Yates Co., N. Y. 
Nov. I3th, 1873. 
Though clo=t ly pursued by some men 
of the Masonic craft, 1 have not been 
delivered into their hnods. Us agents 
ready to do their tn-st were defeated. 
Rev. King David Nettleton, my pre- 
siding elder, by bis management — rath- 
er mismanagement — overshoe the mark, 
as the devil does sometimes, and the 
sequel was the conferenjtt voted the 
passage of my character by an over- 
whelming majority. A few Mason* of 
the rank sort were the minority. One, 
Rev. Mr. Monger, seemed highly excit- 
ed after the veto, eilending his irind to 
me said, '• If yon don't ask a location 1 
will for you," Another Mason who 
preaches and lectures for Masonry came 
to 'this poor man" holding in his hand 
your -oble Cynosure which contained 

r discipline. May the Lord prospei 
Rev. R. T. Wtlie. 
a different and sad 

rtuwe spiritual gu . 

■na ashamed of his Saviour's Cross?— 

On Sunday forenoon, October 26th, 

he Presbyterian pastor of this place 

:«ve up his usual Sunday service, and 

rent to the UniverBaltst church, decked 

i Masonic apron and gloves; and there 

a the pulpit, he assisted in the Uni- 

ersalist funeral services of the day, 

nd marched in his Masonic regalia to 

the grave, where the lodge ritual was 

1. The infidel paper of this 

n reporting these facts, says 

he occasion the Universalis! 

'preached an oid-fishiooed, 

Universalis doctrinal sermon." saying 

the deceased bad long been of that 

. Referring to the lodge display 

le occasion, he 6poke of Masonry 

le "mystic tie which melts down 

iough partition walls of business, 

party and sect, and makes all brothers. 

Its nml.l. i 

Hhcrbood and square dealing." 
The Presbyterian pastor prayed, and 

Mr. Editor, is not this convincing! 
xteen years the pastor of this one 
■eabyterian church, and 'hand and 
>ve' (yes apron too) with Sunday 
isonic Universalism ? How true the 
it( rornt above: "The mystic tie" thus 
nelts down" all distinction. Hero 

"1 rind the devil are one! s. B. O. 

an article on '• The Sacrament 
sonry, by Rev. W, Post," a 
"Are you the author of this 
If you are I will prefer 

,nd Ma- 
1 said, 

t their threats. So for the present 
e storm cloud has passed and ealva 
m is our them-. The Lord still pro 

raoli" who 

as hereto 

ore gained noth- 

ing by his n 


course. It must 

come to pass that afte 

Pharaoh hard- 

ana bia he. 

t a little 1 

nger the song of 

Miriam m 

be heard through all 

the land.' 

At o 

r conference I 


ny memt 

er to put their 

finger on a 

pot wher 

my moral cbar- 

acter was id 


; and also' said 

I would ehn 

longa any 

man anywhere 

to show wl 

era I ha 

defrauded him 

out of one 

dollar. Some Masons are 


, but we 

would only say. 

"the Lord 

ebuke the 


.urs truly 

W POsT. 



.lull, uliy 

urg, Pa., who has 
midst of diacour- 

In regard 

to the n 

w reform organ- 

tzation I c 

usider th 

e name of great 


It shou 

Id be something 

short, deh 

nite and 

significant. Fre- 

have be 

n made to orgau- 

ise under t 

e name 

f "The People's 




Christian Reform Party' might indicate 
any one religious system or all religious 
reformationBCombined, embracing such 
a multitude of conflicting sentiments as 
would neutralize the cohesive proper- 
ties and force of the party. 'The 
Working Men'* 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 true, it 
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 P.irty' means the American 
form of government in eontra-distinc 
tion to old world monarchies and aris- 
tocracies. ' A in erican'iodicatea freedom, 
equality, democracy, religious freedom, 
simplicity nn abundance in lieu of oppo- 
pressiou. lordi 

,nd nil the vile abute 

of th. 

European and Asiatic governments 

Still I am not 

so partial towards any 

name that I c 

iniol work with friends 

who seek ret 

renchraent in the wild 

career of the 

Mason'c leaders of tin 

people of this 


Your, as ci 

er, D W. Eldekkin. 


a from Letters. 

A Brooklyn 


llJ-Vf) 11 j 

.vinl ikHo | .ulniiin- 

e the emble 

Dgs or 

An old veteran in California renews 
s subsi rip'ion and sends us several 
Lereatng incidents. His is the kind 
zeal which sanctified by Christ will 
?anse the secret lodges from our land: 
1 am an Anti-mason raised in Penn- 
Ivania; read on: of the first, copies of 
■roard's Light on Masonry ever pub- 
bed. I fought slavery while very 
young till God destroyed it. and if God 
i me I will Masonry till it dies, 
e well nigh overwhelmed with 
Masons and Odd-fellowa here; they 
sverything their own way. On 

x-^henff Hume and about a dozen 
high Masons about a law-suit we 
i our county court. The Masons 
packed a jury and took a mining claim 
rom a man that had paid taxes on it 
nd worked it for over three years. I 
ran explaining the inside workings o 
he lodge and had them in a high storm 
f blasphemy. 

Just then a respectable looking 
trangertook my hand and said to me: 
"Uncle, you are the only man I have 

e truth to their faces. Stick to 
them and you will win." 

I think the Cynosure is doing guod 
re. We have two ministers in this 
wn, Masons. I drop a paper about 
ce a month to each of them in the 
st-omce. I likewise distribute them 
long other neighbors. 

Sam'l McGinnis. 

, but the lay: 

Hiile["-iii.iei!i Hi J ulriny mil jmri 
Th-- p.esuling Bishop of tut- dio- 
Kentncky has anuounced that 
Dr. Cummins will be tried according to 
hurch canon and enjoins Bpiscp.-iluins 
o give no countenance to his move- 
oeot. — At a Methodist camp-meeting 
i Connecticut a while since, after a 
ermou on the subject, twenty minis- 
erc came forward and voluntarily 
pledged themselves against the use of 
tobacco. — An unusual degree of aeri- 
is reported in the churches of 
New York and vicinity. In Mr. Tal- 
mage's congregation 1 ,000 remained af- 
rmon two Sabbaths ago for pray- 
id religious counsel.— The N. Y. 
Wit new remarks in an editorial on the 
Plymouth church case that " If there 
way in Congregationalism to clear 
up the scandal which has occasioned so 
,ucb talk all over this country, that 

■Ue Christian convention is silliut: in 

Christian un 

sported in the Presbyterian church of 
Independence, 0., and the Baptist 

church of ibis city (Dr Krun.j^e'*). 
s so large and increasing that they 
ist soon bu limited by the capacity oi 

(itiuil Wordi ami (inml Siu'-e^tln us. 

A M. E. pastor in Kansas gets a 
postal card notice and says: — 

iu say you hope that I am pleased 
he Cynosure. Yes, of course I am! 

EviTj-litnl) ought to be. I inn and ahvuy- 

U'e hope lie may. It advocates 

sis ol j'oliti'Eil action f;ir higher ih;i 
that of any existing party. 

Bro. Osboru has taken a life men 
jership with the noble army of Chris 
ians opposed to the lodge, and as part 
if that privilege says: — 

•'You must never think of dropping uiy 
mine from Hie list. Though poor, I aiinl 

Bro. Miles, well known in Pennsy! 

/ania, thinks there is something explo 
live in our paper and uses it accord' 

Amen to the last. Now agood word 
for au honorable man — a Michigan j> »'■ 
master. Arrear notice had been senl 
to a subscriber who had removed, but 
his P. M. takes hiB place:— 

"1 like tho paper and think 


pastor* iniglii luive u Hke reward: — 

I am in sympathy with your works. 
As a minister 1 have purged my church 
and taken two Master Masons from the 
lodge. One by persuasion, the other 

been burned out lust May; In 

I e to «i' 

The Cynosure (Pole Star) will shint 
»erv brightly on the first morniug o 
the New Year if meanwhile it is re 
memberfd by its friends in prayer nnc 
earnest . .torts to increase itscirculaliou 
If you do these things you will have i 
ne* delight in readme the paper, ant 
will behold with new joy the steady 
guiding ray of its prototype. 

riiliam Baiter, the author ol th 

ana Temperance bill, has some peer. 

ties as a public mm wholly to b 

mended. The people of Indianap 

arranged for a compliment ban 

quet in view of his temperance labors, 

but he sturdily refused the honor in 

ew of the stringency of the timt 

e necessities of the poor. 

One of the effects of the stringent 
nes in New York city is a large fall- 
ing off from the usual street-car re- 
ieipts. The falling off is from $200 tc 
8500 a day in each company. The 
itrcet cars are used very largely by 
working people in going to and return 
Dg from their daily toil. Thousandi 
ire now thrown out of employment ant 

vhile a mutltiude who must go from 
place to place seeking employment 

iouis; 87 persons 

Reformed church in New York on the 
2nd. He states that not many of the 
clergy sympathize with tin 


i of liv 

Foreign. — Another terrible oces 
disaster has occurred. Oo Novemb' 
15th, the Ville de Havre, a From 
steamship and, next to the GreatEiit 
em, the largest and finest afloat, h 
New York for Havre, France. On the 
-'.'it at two iu the morning, she 
struck by the Scotch s:i ling vi>-.' 
Loch Earn, amidships; a hole 12 
d.ep and 25 to thirty feet wide 
broken in and she e 

including the cap! 
were saved. The Loch Erirn was bad- 
ly damaged but put in to Queenstown 
after rescuing all who could be picked 
ip. Except a heavy fog, the cause 
f the collision is unknown; the lost 
Tsael was very carefully managed. — 
The insurgents in Cartagena were 
In avily bombarded by the Spanish Kc- 
mililicun forces, 'ind 200 were reported 
killed on Tuesday last. The typhus 
,11-pox are raging in the Carlist 

Special Notice to Subscribcra.-In ordci 
of sending 

ed (Ion they niMni to renew soou, We 
not wi-Oi I., remove from our list Hie uai 
of n niiinle who, we hiuerens 
' "eve, intend-: |,, relieiv n- -...on >im i 

luces will permit. Will you plei 

your subscription e 
ecussary " 


43d Cohl. 

Monday, Dec. 1st. Vice President 
"7iUon took the chair of the 
hich adjourned after a brief 

colored children to the schools of the 
prevent the enslaving of 
Italian children in this country, the 


ef Pr, 

ident. He alwo endeavored to read a 
telegram from the Spanish Cortes but 
refused. Several propositions re- 
garding the 'salary grab' are presented. 
The President's message was not ready 

3ity — The lately elected of£ci;ila 
took their places oo Monday with better 
in they wilt be likely to 
Elected mainly by the gam- 
bling, rowdy, free-liquor, anii-Sabbai.h 
'isses they must meet the wishes of 
eir constituents; but smarting under 
arges of this kind they propose to 
omy thi 

postponed to better times, and 
bat the Sunday laws be repealed i 
mended. In this be is joined I: 


1 thousand Miniatures, to tht 
end; but confident that the new 
1 will do what is expected, will 
present it. For the next two 

Sunday niurd-rs and demorali- 
nill be rife in Chicago, 

CooHTav.— Afte 
excitement it was a 


eks offeverish 
need on Friday 

that Spain had acceded 

the authorities connected with thi 
All prospect of war is nov 

thought to be over, but oreateipeudi 
a are still made in refitting the Na 
which costs annually *20.0w,WU 

ce. — The public debt increased 
,000 last month.— The great 1 

tunnel is at last opened and wi 
ready for trains July next. This great 
is near North Adams, Mass., 
greatly shi 

i cost soi 

The peculiai 
ilo^n -ill formation of the mjuutaii 
$ made the work one of j^reat difficul 
— Ingersoll and Farnngton, two of 
feed's Tammany accomplices 
llenced last week. — It is reported 
, Tweed's health is rapidly failing. 


evil' ordinance of S 


d illegal last summer 

l, T Jn,l, 

, has been passed 

^opreme Court — three 


r sutjj, ]-i|,tin 

ckiK'H leil^eiiieut .ll'Keeeipfs fur tfie 
National Christian Association for 

J. S. Bell, Indianola, Iowa. . . $7.00 
. Cole, Leesville Cross 
Roads, O., (lecture fund). . $4.00 
H. M. Biaaell, St. Charles, III., 83.00 
H. L. Kellogo, 

Treasurer, N. C. A. 
! of the friends above writes so 
i letter that part of it is presented 
ourage 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 

needed. I am in hearty sympathy 
k, but 1 am in very limil- 
d can do but little 
n the wayofaiding you in financial mat- 
ers. . . This money that I Bend 
belongs to dud and I ennnot use it for 
ly own gratification I adopted 
the Tenth System" some three yearB 
^o and keep a strict?account of every 
ling, and all money that belongs to the 
casury of the Lord, I do not use for 
lyself. J. S. Bell. 

We desire to have the proceedings 

of the Indiana Anti-masonic Conven- 

publisned in the county papers 

throughout the State 

I would be pleased to have the ad- 
dress of some Anti-mason in eacl 

If you feel like aiding in this gooc 
work, send your address to the un 
deraigncd, and n printed copy of tht 

him publish them. 

The vice-presidents of the India 
Anti-secrecy Association w 

Harisville, Bartholomew Co., Indiani 

Notice from Bro. Kiggiua. 

I contemplate paying a flying visii 
to friends living in Kansas about tht 
last of January, and shall make arrange- 
ments to speak at a few points on tht 
way goiiiLj and cominir. I shall prob- 
ably go by way of St. Louis and Kan- 
sas City, passing through southern Illi 



throueh Iowa, or northen 




Walworth, the pondence from thos 

lectures "at co3t and carriage," any- 
where near my "line of march." 

Respectfully. J. T. Kiooiks. 
806 E. Washington St, 
The I Indianapolis, Ind. 


L Tract hid fir lis Fm Distribution of Tracts. 

-Iddresa B«BA A. Cook & Co., 






calling t lie utteiilimi ■ .f iliepuhli, 
ridiculous titles of F 
15 eta. per tOO, $1, 

c ■les]iiiiic nuil ridiculous lilies nf Frcouiasonry. 

Extracts From Masonic Oaths and Penalties, t 
Sworn to bv the Grand Lodge of Ehode Island. 

Hon. John Ouincy Adams' Letter, 

UMns HiBiind His Father's Uplnion of t'reomiison 

Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

SMng Hla Opinion of FreentDSonry (188B). 

Satan's Cable Tow. 

'Freemasonry is Only 15 2 Years Old," 

"Mnrder and Treason not Exoeeptd." 

Freemasonry In the Churoh. 

Clianu'ter and Symbol- of frceiuasonry 

i of Niagara County Association, How York. 

irning the Morgan Murder, and the character 
iiaonry, aa shown by tliis and other Masonic 
r.Qt-H per ion, -.r #l'ofl per 1,000. 

Whitney and Masonry. 



Chanoelor of the University of N- 
Y., on Secret Societies. 



;u Otlifi 1 

Six Imm why a Christian should not bo a Frtomaso 



TwiHy •! ii.-.irip, , ,,, n ,„ vv„flity K'lttlon ftir' 

Glob Rate*, t'.n .ui;;htl>- Editioi 

Who Murdered Capt. Wm. Morgan? 


Abduction and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

This ib h Hoiil< nl' Thrillin.; Intorest, nnd 
nhowa dourly thnt 


WSee Sample Paces below. 

proceeded to StafTot 

and conducted to a r< 
in ■;. ordinarily used t 

Johns, u 

..:..', Mil 

ered in a voice that faltered n Utile, "Miller, 

; wimt 1 I'. in- In i n unli-n-il to do." During 
ii the room, one of Un: )-unrdti told him in 


e mid tin' ((.iiniici- <i( the 

^ lll.lllll. -t tile I'lll.M 

itIucIi I'uncli :iud his ■•oiidjiil'ir.-, en 
tin. 1\. s iroiu |h'ih i-.iln^ wiili Milli'i to 
Hoy, would he .i useless wualeofour 

noise and tumult, t 

3 Lc Hoy, 1 miles, and after many efforts 

on the part of Fren 

h to prevent liim Imra su doing, Milk-r 

got himself placed 

icfore the justice, who had issued the 

leii gave directions to tivo of his assist- 

ants, and disappen. 

ed. Miliar Btaid in the office about half 

an hour, during wl 

eh inn. the justice called for the constat 

Die and warrant, h 

tneil , tabic, warrant, or plaintiff 

appeared, and the 

l i ■ ■ ial ■■■ : Mr. Miller that he was 

at liberty to go w 

g> It appeared from the docket of the 

irrant had been issued against Miller, 

and one John Dnvic 

, on the oath an. 1 at the re.iui.'Sl of IKn- 

ii-l ,1. ih ns; .lull n I'.ivid- Ii i-l li-'i-n iilsn (irri'sti'ii In tin- dirt'c 

tions of French, 1 

ut the sheriff of the county informed 

i his custody on the jail limits, upon 

which he was disci 

ir"ed from the arrest Miller having 

^■iiiiii lo return, was making the best of 

hia way to a puhlio 

raise, when French and Johns suddenly 

former endeavored to seize Miller by thi. 

c3L, and billed lo 

ndly for help to retake the prisoner- 

Johns oaked if there 

was no person there who would help to 

secure that man. lit 

possession of Mffler,h 

e succeeded in n-arhing a public bun- 

lawless a—... I.I- .-e„r ,„..„ i.,., ,,.,.,. t,, r ilie p llr ot si- 

U-nded to be acted upon, we shall take no trouble to show to 
the public We have eouelusive | from the express dec- 
larations el' those who led the troop, and from various other 
sources, that one of the objects they Lad in view was to pull 
down the office of Millw,, if that should be necessary for the 


The Fntitl MoiiHiii. 

There is aline, by ut 

That crosses every p 

The hidden boundary 

To die aa if by stealth 

It dues not quench Hie l> 

Nor pale the ltIow uf h 

Tin' cimscieuce tniiy he :■ 

Not only doomed, hut ilii 
Ohl Where is that uiyaterim 

Investing Money Tor Jesus. 

That it is allowable and right for th 
people of God to lay up treasures am 
accumulate- the goods of this worh 
seerna dear, and admits of no doub 
from the teaching of the Scriptures 
But that the people of God have a goe 
pel righiaud privilege, either by pre 



accumulated goods in any way, or tc 
any purpose thatiheir fancy or wiahet 
may dictate to them, we greatly doubt. 
This ia far from being the way that Je 

represented only as stewards over tbt 
goods, while the Lord is the rightful 
proprietor. So that if we wish to 

arily co 
re shall 

And a 


• ijLouilt-d 

■ [<n.>n-\ 

as a part of the goods over which we 
have the stewardship, I think the cap 
lion of this article a pertinent one. Il 
is well known that many of our breth- 
ren have grown wealthy, and no doubt, 
legitimately so, in an honorable, up- 
right, straight forward business, and at 
long as we see them making a faithful 
disposition of their accumulated goods, 
we have no cause to censure, but rather 
feel to juetify them. But when we aee 
them follow the example of a money, 
loving, money-craving, monopolizing 
world by investing the Lord's goodi 
railroad bonds, or place them in 
care of some wealthy bank, or wt 


i thei 


of i 

I think we ouj 
of God's fcourget 

late financial panic, on account of not 
producing stock, gamblers and recklet 
speculators. Perhaps a few more sue 
shocks will give us more confidence i 
the Lord's securities, and a li 



ized the late money panic. T 
Lord tells us that -'He that giveth 
the poor lendeth to the Lord, 


lost, we then lend to the rich, thinking 

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 Bisters are 
toiimg day after day without the means 
necessary to get a fair startin life, that 
have neither teams, housea, nor land, 
and yet have families to supportl How 
easy to raise the burden off such by 
lending a few hundred dollars for a few 
years on low interest or no interest at 
all! My mind just now runs to the 

who is now serosa the Jordan of death, 
that had accumulated much worldly 
goods and lived in northern Illinois. 1 
know of another old brother who was 
in very needy circumstances, and per- 
haps would always have remained so 
had it not been lor the kindnesB of the 
rich brother. The rich brother let the 

r brother hai 
a on the it 

i fan 


result was (he poor brother soon accu- 
mulated enough to go west where he 
was able to buy him a comfortable little 
home, and though the rich brother is 
dead, he yet liveth. Such a brother 
cannot be forgotten. The old brother 

that i 

i thus favored and wh 


living, often repeats the acts of kindness 
from the rich brother, and eveu the 
ohildren of the poor brother rise up to 
day and call him blessed; and without 
doubt the ohildren'B children will yet 
learn the name and the kindness of the 
rich man. — Weekly Pilgrim. 

Astrology In Persia. 

The Rev. Benjamin Labaree, Jr., a 
missionary in Persia, gives in "The 
Presbyterian Monthly Record," 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 

days of the Magi. While the poorer 
classes cannot afford to consult the as- 
ulogere in their affairs, the wealthy 
id ruling olasseH, up to the Shah him- 
If. pay the highest deference to the 
.Iculiilintis of ihp profession. If a 
journey i6 to be undertaken, or a mar- 
riage celebrated, or a robe of hon< 
be put on in public, the astiolog 

hour. Implicit obedience is accoi 

to his utterances. Should the day 

fired for a journey prove 

ly early, still exact compli 

to the requirements of I 

bodies, At the appointed hour the 

traveler leaves his house, and goes 

door neighbor's, or to a gavdi 
beyond the city walls, He may the 
Bpeod days or weeks incompleting his 
pri- 1 ',u-' ci.impusedly. In 

s littli 

rifle, had pointed it at his little si 
and playfully asked it he should s 
her. She screamed, ofcoi 
girls al ways do at sight of a gun. and 
he, laughing to see her fright, pulled 
the trigger. It went off. He had not 
thought that it was loaded, but it was, 
and he had killed his sister. If this 
were one case alone, it would be inex- 
pressibly ead, but when almost every 
week the papers bring us similar stories 
from different parts of the country, it 
becomes something worse — criminal. 
Boys like guns. There seems to be a 
fascination about the dangerous thing* 
that they cannot withstand, 
right and proper that they should 



Bui -leati,- 


''The entrance to the city, too, c 
(turning, must be at tin' proj-itnir 
aur revealed by the astrologer. Rathi 

ran anticipate it, the party, be it king 

■ prin 


a few 

int : and wbiluB awny aujn-; il.j.ju - 
) in the Persian's fivnrite - nij>! .y 

The fail h reposed in the u-unlo- 

crously displayed tw, 
when they anno 

pie of Tabriz a deiolaiing earth 

The whole city and country were filled 
th alarm, The heir apparent 
r-n-ia throne, with his courl 
3usands of the residents, wit 

from the city to tents erected f< 

i stand popularity and fame, and ii 
igher things it would, perhaps, bi 
fficult to say whether the fear or tht 
raise of man is the greatest snare . 
It ha* often been remarked tha 
'en she whose deed of loving thank 
fulness was declared by our Lord him 
If to be woiihy of being told for ar 


lis is not a solitary 

jit is related of Father (Taylor, the 

ilor missionary of Boston, that 1 





should be published in order 
the funds, and quoted the account of the 
poor widow and her two miles to j-iitify 
trumpet sounding, he settled the 
lion by rising from his seal, and 
asking in his clear, shrill voice, "Will 
the speaker please give us the name of 
that poor widow." — London Fn'end. 

"The frequent assumption thatevery 
an has the ability to settle all relig- 
us questions -by examinations, anddis- 
veries of his own, ia a cause of sliep- 




Wh 5 


ill him that ho should 

le watches, reaping machines, an 

legraphB invented by men of mor 

genius than himself, until he li.'is 

i own equally efficient 

The fact is, that in earthly science an 

iseof other men's studies aud dh 

rs of religon is wisdom. It is con 

Childrens' Corner. 

The Fruit of Carelessness. 

Not lung ago, as we were riding by 
pleainnt farm house, a friend said: 
In that house live* a boy who has a 

life long." And then he went on to 
•w Willie, a few months before, 
amusing himself with his father's 

dealing weapons should be handled 
with care, even when one is poiitively 
certain that there is no danger. Reck- 
lessness in using them is no sign of 
courage, as some people seem to think. 
Indeed, bravery and foolhardlness sel- 
dom go together — so rarely, that we 
have noticed that the but marksmen 
and the most practiced in handline pis- 
tols, and muskets, and rifles, have been 
the men who were invariably the most 
careful in using them, never by any 
chance pointing them toward anybody, 
whether loaded or unloaded. We sup- 
pose that not one of those hundred 
people who have 'accidentally' shot 
another meant to do it; not one 
would give ail his possessions, and 
dergo any amount of suffering, if 
could undo the act But nothing of 
that kind can change the case. Hi 
have to suffer the consequences of that 

his life long, and carry his heavy bur 
den down to the grave. So, boys, learn 
to handle your guns carefully. — Ad 

An old writei 

ui discourse, 
h on the vice 

Sir Walter Raleigh 
the sixteenth century, 
n pretty strong Eng- 

lat you delight 

"Take especial ci 
not in wine, for there neve 
man that came to honor or preferment 
that loved it, for it transfereth a man 
into a beast, decayed health, poisoneth 
the breath, destroyeth natural heat, 
bringeth man's stomach to an artifi- 
cial burning, deformeth the face, rot- 
teth the teeth, and to conclude maketh 
a man contemptible, aoon old and de 
spised of all wise and worthy men; 
hated in thy servants, thyself and 
mpsnions, for " 

and infectious v 
wordB, that it wer 

all other vanities ai 
but a drunkard wi 
delight of beastlini 

and r 
> belter for a 

, for 

, the more he will de- 
light in it, and the older he groweth 
the more he will be subject to it, for it 
dulleth the spirits and destroyetn the 
body, as ivy doth the old tree, or as 
the worm that engendereth in the kei 

Read This Column. 

Wood Words from our Letters. 

Let my name remain on the list, an 

There are many reasons for regard- 

Yourain Christian hope, 

ing these good words at tbia time. 


Coming as they do from persons who 

Peru, I 

hare been reading the Cjnosure from 

You may expect my money for 

one to five years, they are weighty en- 

Cynosure soon. 1 will do what I 

dorsements of the excellence ot the pa- 

to get new subscribers, 

per and may be used with good results 

H. F. Botiham, 

by those who are trying to obtain n 
subscribers. They will doubtl 
strengthen and encourage all who read 
them as they encourage us. 

second year writeB in a clear, though 
trembling hand, "I have kept all my 
files of the Cynosure since I began to 
take it, and when I get in a crowd or 
ride on the cars I draw my bow at a 
venture and let fly the Cynosure arrow, 
hoping it may hit between the joints of 

wound if it don't kill. 

If every one that takes the paper 
with your stirring appeals, your warn- 
ing ory, your startling facts, your 
strong logic, aud flash the light of 
heaven along our path. Light up the 
dark corners of the land, reveal the 
hidden works of darkness, sweep away 
the murky clouds, make your pathway 
aflame until truth, holding her culmin- 

radiance over tile evening of the world. 
May you speak when I shall be forgot- 

ithe _ 

;ngth as the 


e, may your trui 
er, louder and mo 
who shelter thei 

t they may 6' 

apallinq to those 
selves in darkness. ' 
so shine before men tliu 
your good works and g 
tber which is in heaven,'" 

Rev. J. C. King, who has recently 
gone to Chase City, Virginia, from 
Vinton, Iowa, sends ten dollars and 
closes iiis letter by Baying ' ' Last ytai 
1 had seven or eight copies (of the Cy- 
nosure) sent to ministers in my pres 
bytery, Having juat come here, I wish 
to give light at thia point." 

BarlowBarto, of Alton, Mich., writes 
' 'Inclosed you will find two dollars foi 
the Cyuoaure. I had thought, as the 

hard I would 

alone, aud 
that thingi 
some. I 


1 have beei 
o many tha 

yet progress 

Allen, B P Ay 
C A Butterfield, 
J C Boardman, K D Bennett, John 
Burtner, J L Blain, Mr* A Banks, Win 
Boyden, J Brigham Eliia Baker, I 
Baker, C A Blanchard, (3) Capt Bi 
day, A Beach, H Beckenndgo, J M 
Bishop. Mary Barney, John Bradley, 
A Baker, J C Barland, John Bell, J 
Bancroft, B Barto, T C Brigga. D 8 
1 " ill, Hugh Caldwell, J Chapin, 
Geo Clark, P P Chapman, I Clsflin, A 
DCalkiuo, RCole, H T Chee- 
Chambera, J B Crawford, 
Danl Countryman, B Casey, Mrs G F 
"amp, R Calkins, J Cropiey, W E 
unningham, JTCarion, H M Cuah- 
lan. S Davis, H Divoll. D Dinwiddie, 
J S Davia, A W Dunbar, Geo Deitrich, 
ng. SMDoan, JH Engle, 
ml Engle, A K Friek, T B 
Ford, C G Fait Joi Furnas, John 
■'rink, Tboa Griffith, Rev S Qutmuyder, 
iiram Gardner, C F A Gsnttchow, 3 
) Green ,P S Qoss, R Green, Stead- 
nan Gray, S U Gates, D Hillaamer, 
Wm Howorth. Ja% Hudson, J A Hor- 
sey, J Hunter, H H Hinman E B Hu- 
kin, A C Hall, G W Holstead, Tho* 
H»ttery,WmC Herringlon, ThoaJohn- 

J W Jon. 

■, JT 

H Kir 

, L Krt 

J C King. M Kelly. M Kotts, 0-„ K,pp, 
J F Leyde, Jas Lord, J N Lee, H-tnnt- 
' Lee, S Lewis, S Lampman, S Math- 
ews, C J Matteson, C Moorman, Jo* 
McCleery, D Manon, John Main, C C 
"lies, Tho* Miller, Jno Mather, A P 
'urory, Jos McKee, 1) Manning, Dor* 
V Moser, Thei Muir, John McMillon, 
A M Milligan, F H Norton, Mrs RJ 
Rev G G Nioliey, J B Nes- 
sell, W B Orvis, W B Oglesby, D H 
Osborn, Z «borne, S Y Orr, J Parish. 
J Peterson, Riclid Parham, M S Por- 
i, J H Power, D Pretty S D Paxton, 
Paelpi, Wm Philip*, J H Pelhai 

Sutherland, Wm Sharick, Jat 

, R Shelley, P Seibert. 

Heel, Rer A Stedwcll, L B 

Skeel, S H Skinner, J P Stoddard, 

Steel, FDSpafford, Sam'l Sweat, 

Stewart, B F Searles, £ Tapley. 

J E Ulley, J R Wright, J H Wilson, 

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WHOLE NO. 140 

The Christian Cynosure. 

No. 11 Wabash A venae, Chicago. 

The laws of the land are designed to 
ecuro justice Tor all men. The laws 

f the Invisible Empire are designed to 

ecure favors for all Masons. The 

State endeavors to protect citizsns, hy 

punishing violators of law. The lodge 

ivors to protect Masons against the 

of the land as long as they are 

to their obli^itions to the Invisible 

The laws of the United States forbid 
lander; theft, murder and treason. 
The laws of this Invisible Empi 

Addroie lotto ri thus: 


Mil :, 

There U necessarily some disorder 
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some of them perhaps with reason, at 
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piratory to the removal from our list of 

the i 

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basis in four months, after using five 
and a half years the plan of discontinu- 
ing only by special order. But our 
friends most of them consider this a 
better way. It ib now practiced by 

Bof ■ 


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our subscribers. We do not wish to 
lose one of them. They are our 
friends, co-laborers and helpers. The 

cause needs them. The Cynosure 
needs them. 

The times are very dull, and we do 
not wish to crowd them. We want 
their subscriptions if they can spare 

still t 

them the paper if they will p*y for it 
aoon. Ofcourae we cannot Snd out 
whether or not they can do bo unleps 
they write to us. 

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To tlie People of 'lie Slate of New 
Fellow Citizens: — From tin 

purpose of expressing our opposition I 
Freemasonry and its kindred order. 
Once more we have met for this pu 


i few words, the reason for the ac 
tion we deem it necessary to take. 

FreemHsonry is a government biddei 
from and hostile to tiie government o 
the United States. lis laws are for the 
protection of Masons, and not in fo 
orin srjirit like the laws of the Sta 
The good citiien is bound to sustain i 
laws of the visible, and the Mason 
bound bound to sustain the laws 
his Invisible Empire. If then, th 
two are opposed to each other, it 
manifest, that just so fast at the Inv 
Me Empire gams adherents, good c 
ens are lost to the state, and that if 
dasonry is to live, the United Stati 
government must cease to exist. 



aiurder Masons, and pro- 

in slandering, atealii 
Lrdering any c 

else. This 
the murder 
f Wm. Morgan, who having put him- 
elf oulside the protection of the lodge 
iy revealing its s»crets, was slandered, 
tolen from his wife and children, and 
hen murdered with the unanimous 
onsent of all adhering members of 
this order. 

s true this murder became known, 
was intended to be secret, as such 
murders since have been, and it should 
>e evident that to ihe dullest intellect 
n Invisible Empire with secret laws 
nd penalties, will do ile murdi 

etly e 


and HI 

i of, but a 

.„• -jhli.Mi 

■suit frc 
■ Mason 

By the laws of this Invisible Empire, 
the smallest violation of Ma-ooic law is 
punishable with death, it is hence ut- 
ly iroposs ble to enforce Masonic law 
thout murder. But though Masons 
io break their oaths have been, and 

i bejprolectt 


>urts may become market hous- 
is, where justice is sold in large or small 
junnUties to suit purchasers, taxes may 

jut so long as a large number of our 
jffice-holders ire subject* of this Invis- 
ble Empire, justice will be turned 
away backward, truth a will fall in the 
and equity will not be allowed 



■luruamg extent, und unlit.* pri'i^rcee ir. 
liia direction can be stopped, men will 
oon come to rely upon force to securt 
heir rights, and reliance upon force U 
.narchy. Painful illustrations of thit 
ad result are not wanting, France, 
Spain, Mexico, and the Republics of 
antral and South America, have 
en so honey combed by secret aaso- 
itions ol various names: Jesuits, Ma- 
ns, Friends of the People, and so 
forth, that now no man trusts his fel- 
low, and the unhappy masses vibrate 

The a 


the reli 

ssed without at least a paasiug notice. 
Ob it la a melancholy fact, that a na- 
tion is never demoralized and destroyed, 
without the consent and co-operation 

In the countries we have named, the 
ministers, or priests, have been direct- 
ors or influential members of the secret 
claoa which have-corrupted the people 
and rendered self government well nigh 

So in our own land many ministers 
have entered this secret and Invisible 
Empire, which is also a false and idola- 
trous religion, while many more stand 

of Christ is supplanted by the religion 
of the lodge. Men become reconciled 
to a despotic religion, which invariably 

ed and fdll.-n church leads 

either regeneration or ruin. 

by renew our testimony against this 
protector of all villainy, and pledge tc 
this cause of Qod and humanity oui 
faithful and persistent labors. 

Sketches or Masonry at the South. 

William Buud, a citizen of Lumpkin 
county, Georgia, a Justice of the Peact 
and a Freemason, at an advanced age 
died a few weeks since. Mr. Biard, 
though professing no other religion 

than that of the lodge, was a man of 
morals; being in low worldly cir- 
tances. he, however, fell $12 be- 
hind in paying up his dues to the 
lodgo, and for this reason the lodge in 
Dablonega refused to give him a Ma- 
sonic funeral. On learning their de- 
termination, Mr. Wileheart Bane, n 
German belonging to the same lodge 
id near neighbor to Biard. went eight 
iles to Dahlonega to request the lodge 
bury the deceased brother Maaoni- 
lly, but they absolutely refused on 
the ground that he was behind in set- 
g up hts dues. His family pur- 
sed a parcel of white-headed tucks 
ch they gave to the carpenter to 
e into the lid of the coffin in the 
a of a compass and square, but he, 
ig a Mason, absolutely refused to 
fer the honor on his deceased brolh- 




Cuban Masonry. 

ittorofthe Cynosure:— 

In IV ;ident Urine's last message I 
find the following: 

ting leave of the subject for the 
I wiah to renew the expression 
of my conviction that the existence of 
lavery in Cuba is the prit 

lp »d 

with Freemasonry in Cuba 
for a few yeare, and if what appears in 
he Chicago Tribune of Nov. 20th is 
rue, why did not the President refer 
o this exciting cause which calls for 
uch a stir among Masons of thie coun- 

New York, ;Nov. 19.— Owing 



9 0ft 

letter from 

Virginius reached Sai 
nish volunteers, in their ti -_■ r itt . ~ b . 
llation over their triumph, visited 
widows of the 


itally o 

helpless wi 
is stated) four ol the women were kil 
led, seven have since died, and several 
were in such a dangerous condition 
that they cannot possibly recover, a pe 
liiion, now circulating in this city, is 
being signed generally by the Meters 
of the Masonic lodges in New York 
and Past Masters of lodges residing 

of t 


i Mai 

Iraternity is being taken in New Jersey 
mid M .-^aohusetts." 

Iu the report of the San Domingo 
Commission, sent out in 1871, is found 
the following: 

■' The Spanish occupation of the is- 
land in 1861 was found to be consum- 
mated by fraud and to be moat unsatis- 
factory and oppressive in results, civil 
and religious; threatening danger to 
the Masonic fraternity, a large and in- 
fluential order on the Island. . . . 
The people rebelled and drove the 
Spanish into strongholds on the coast." 

Not far from the time of the above 
report I cut from the New York Trib- 
une the following scraps: 

"CRT of Mexico. March 6th, via. 
Havanna, March 7th.— The Voice de 

ciatory ol Masonry in Cuba. The Ma- 
sons l.itely arrested for holding a meet 
the orders of the Cap- 

lin Gei 

■till i 

■■Havana. June 22J.-A11 the Spanish 
and foreign members of the Masonic or- 
der arrested for attending a meeting ol 
lodges have been released ODagiving 
hail to appear for trial at the liurai. 
of a military court." 

York, July 15. — Dispatch' 


, :l ■. 

t that o 

the 22d of June twenty of the thi 

Ma-uiiF, imprisoned on the charge 

i Oubai 

till pri 

lime ago one of the Cuban Masons wai 
tot luted for refusing to tell what ht 
knew of the rebellion, after which b< 
was put in a dark ceil and fed on bread 

again tiiken and whipped while nakec 
for refusing to disclose what h id beer 
told him, saying ' * My oath as a Masci 
and a man is too sacred; death I hon 
or." The ten Cubans are still prison 

It appears by the foregoing extracts 
that Masonry as well aa slavery causes 
them much trouble, and is it not strange 
that theMasonB of this country have not 
been aroused before! Spanish, foreign 
and Cuban MaBons imprisoned just for 
disobeying military orders and punish- 
ed for not disclosing to their govern- 
ment what had been told them '-on the 
square" of course! Honiblel How 
could the Misons of this country wait 
for acts etill more horrible before calling 
the •* Grand Lodge" together^ But 
what do the Masons propose to do now 
in calling the -'Grand lodge 1" Oh! 
that is a secret the government must 

I believe during our terrible war, our 

ned soldiers, nearly all 
.nqualined belief thatMa- 

■ 'Hi.) Uood For! 

When we read or hear of a thing with 
which we are not fully conversant, we 
inquire, -Whatisit good for," ''What's 


'For « 



tended!" This being les 
soon able to form some l 
character; but when we ci 
formed the next and only 
follow and examine its tra 

If we pass a waste of uprooted for- 
rest it is at once inferred that a blast 
has been there. If we pass by the 
way and find a 6ne, beautiful edifice, 
and about its ornamented walks and se- 

ting the maimed, halt and unfortunate, 
njectured that the good 


will soon tell us. But if we pass along 
by night in another way beneath prec- 
ipices, in lonely nooks, where wild 
beasts, beasts of prey and night owls 
clamor through the dismal hours, and 
the shrieks of the mutilated and dying 
greet our ears, or the dead lay strewn 



do we then infer! What would hi 

been the fueling and instant inquiry of 
the anxious father and mother of thi 
unfortunate Leggett, had they on tha 
fdtal night wandered along the banks 
of the murmuring Six-Mite Creek, 
when the dying groans and almost de 
liriouscries of"Ohdon'tl" "Oh don't!" 
"Take it off!" "Take it off!" of an ex 
piring eon had met them. . . . 
Whatl Can we,— men, —men with 
souls pars unmoved this scene! Have 
we no feeling! Have we no hearts I 
Have we no powers! Ie there nol 
enough here to boil the blood and throt 
the heart' Can we, dare we atand 
mute before this monster, which 
breathes poison and plague in the very 
vitals of all that ia worthy in both 
church and state! 

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 
we are not responsible ; when the 
crime was committed by an organiza- 
tion approved by them! If they do 
not sanction the " Kappa Alpha" they 
at least permit it and a permit by a le- 
gal authority is equivalent to a sanc- 
tion; or, will they be weak enough to 
say, "Itis beyond our power?" If bo 

i thei 

i their 

e is the power that has tht 
> the organization of meant 

t-pt those wh' 
abisl Be th 

upon the executives of Cornell issprink- 
led the blood of the murdered Leggett, 
If the Faculty and Regents be igno- 
rant as to the nature and effects of auch 

the less excusable because their sanc- 
tion gives it credit and they thus are 
subscribing to something of which they 

of common Lntelli- 

inexcusable beyond all toleration, and 
deserves censure and ridicule, conse- 
quently they either know and are crim- 
inal for permitting, or are criminal for 

, thei 
I have my opinion of the r 


such a society. Men ought to consid- 
er what they should, as well as what 
they should not belong t \ It Beems to 
me that in a land and in a day where 
men devoted to principle and men of 
solid worlh are so strongly demanded, 



tions of truBt and responsibility, ought 
to be exceedingly discreet, use much 
forethought, call largely upon their 
discriminating power of what is moral- 

consideralioo miny and often enter feel 
ingly and spiritedly into fervent, heart- 
felt, pious prayer. 

Are they a benefit to a student! 
They are not, morally or intellectually. 
Can they be socially! No. For one 
to be benefitted socially must be bene- 
fitted mentally, morally, because upon 
these primarily rest all his relations to 
his fellows. All the benefit that can 
be claimed for them is strictly selfish, 
and this man ought not to have, for of 
aelf man has enough without any devel 
opment, encouragement oraids. Then 
what do we find to recommend them! 
No morals, no intelligence, absolutely 
nothing, Yes, worse than nothing, 
because anything that does not advance 
invariably deteriorates. 

An agricultural correspondent of tin 
Chicago Tribune, who seems to writi 
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- 
come the moving power. 

It is true that the Patrons of Hus- 
bandry had made a sickly attempt at 

ated from Washington, it was looked 
upon with suspicion. But parties in 
Iowa, Illinois and other states took 
hold of it, and to a great eitent mod- 
ified and remodeled the institution, and 
gave the order new life and vigor. 
But, after all, it is simply a farmer's club 
with closed doors and a ritual In thi 
first degree it is a personation of "La 
borer and Maid;" in the second, that 
of the "Cultivator and the Shepherd- 
ess;" third, ''Harvester and Gleaner;" 
fourth. '-Husbandman and Matron;" 
All of these make up a pantomime thai 
serves to amuse, as they draw in the 
whole of the members to take a part. 
We may put these plays on a footing 
with blind man's buff, spin the platter, 
or finding the button. It is simply 
amusement 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 bad 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 it by 
the novelty and aa soon as that wears 
off, it will prove a simple farmer'a club. 
Its virtues and its adyantagea have 
been greatly exaggerated, which may 
retract on the membership. It has also 
the disadvantage of being a rathei 

the charter members paying, males, 
$3.00 eaoh, and females 60 eta. All 
other members pay, malea 85,00 and 
females $2.00 

Fifteen dollars is paid to the secre- 
tary of the National Grange for the 
charter and the deputy who organizes 
the grange receives 85.00 and travel- 
ing expenses and the remainder goes iu 
to the grange treasury for current ex- 

The amount paid for our grange waa 
as follows: 

20 male charter members. . . 860.00 

14 female charter members. . 7.00 


If our farmer's club, that has been 
swallowed up in this grange, had paid 
out this sum for such newspapers as 
advocated their interest, or invested in 
a club library, I have no doubt that in 
the end u would be all the better. 
But thisisnottho endofit, for we have 
to pay for our regalia, which will cost 
something more than 81.00 for each 
member, and added to this is 10 cents 
per month for monthly dues; cents 
to the State 



15, and females *2, of which 
for euch male and 50 cenis for eacl 
female, goes to the State Grange 
The remainder of these sums — that is 
of the new members and monthly due 
— is retained by the grange for its owi 
use. If I could see any advantage 
any secret art by which we could grov 
more crops for leas labor and money 
could sell our produce for a greate 
price, or could purchase our supplie 
for less money than the members o 
farmer's clubs, I would be satisfied 

given in charge of our grange. 

The only feature that looks like ni 
advantage is the social one; but thei 
we ought to have these pantomim 

The charges are loo high. The old 
men meet to transact the ordinary busi- 
ness of the club, and the young men 
and we of the softer eex ore drawn to- 
gether for the sike of thf show. I fear 
that, unless the coat is lessened and 
new features put in the pantomime, 
that there will be a falling off, and that 
the ritual, which is the common bond, 



, I doi 

if the Patrons have accomplished as 
much as they would 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 
the order, I may give my views 
at length. 

tn the knowledge to be gained on 
ing the order, for I was saliaBed that 
there was nothing within the order of 
any value that could not be reach- 
outside of it, and that its vaunted t 
crels were just no aecrets at all. It 
simply a farmer's club, with a ritual of 
panlomine, sitting with closed doors, — 
a sort of farmer's club aristocracy, and, 
in fact, it possessed no advantage be- 
yond that of novelty to draw on addi- 
tional membership. 

The fact is, (hat our grange has sim- 
ply swallowed up our farmer'a ctub.s 
put on regalia, paid out a large sum 
for its ritual and pass-words; while in 
point of business, it baa 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^to disappear. We now have 
compact well-filled neighborhoods, 
quilts are needed as much ascorn; and 
then, except this year, we have plen- 
ty of apples for paring-bees; and the 
hustings, — well, we cannot have husk- 
ings. for we husk in the field, while in 
York State, the corn was snapped from 
the hill and hauled into the barn, and 
then husked, and the husks saved for 
mattresses. What glorious times we 
nad after the quilt was finished, and 
the corn was husked, and apples par- 
ed! Such times over red ears and red 
apples and the shaking of the quilt! 
La me I the Patrons' meeting is noth- 
ing compared to it. Those required no 
ecret ritual, no other pan-word than 
the eye or a soft squeeze of the hand 
to pass one to a state of bliss. That 
was like the sunshine as compared to 
our formal ritual, that lacks the life of 
the old times. 

If they would open the doors of thi 
granges and lake off their regalia, it 
would present a farmer's club; that, 
and nothing more, For this reason 
the two orgsmzUions can and should 

But I fear that history will soon be 

busy with the order and its garments 
of tinsel will be hung up with similar 
orders that have gonn before, I trust 
that the order will gradually lay aside 


i.' indii: Ir .■ 

1 ritual, and meet the enemy in 
?n, manly contest for the rights of 
Nothing short of this 
e is nothing to con- 
; to bo gained by a 
rk. The monopolists 
openly and bid the world de- 

Wo i 


ipen market, with cash i 
end men ofintegrity t 

hand, and 

Believing, as we do in the claims tf 
the Gospel, and its adaptedocss to 

are pained to ace many who pro- 
fess to hold the same views with our- 
selves, giving their thoughts and ener- 
gies to tbo support of minor, party and 
selfish schemes for righting human 
wrong and preventing or nllfvialiug 
suffering, instead of concentrating all 
their efforts upon this one heaven- 
appointed method. Were all the time, 
talent and wealth which have been ex- 
pended upon Freemasonry, Odd-fellow- 
ship, trades unions, farmer'a granges 
and Kindred organizations, devoted to 
to the diffunion of Christian principles, 
carrying the gospel to the homes and 
hearts of the ignorant and destitute, 
gathering oulcaat and vagabond chil- 
dren in'o the Sunday ecbojl, and giv- 
ing the light and blessings of civilisa- 
tion to those whose lot is in the dark 
corners of the earth, the status of the 
human family might be vastly elevated 
from what it now is, both physically, 
morally and intellectually. We know 
that much good has been done, many 
kind offices performed i many noble deeds 
wrought, through such organizations, 
still their benevolence is partial In its 
operation, nod it is a shame to the 
Christian church that 

lfaas least among its members, these 
private parly organisations. Freoma- 
►onry gives to those of whom it hopes 

in accordance with Ihe disinterested 
spirit uf tin,' gospel. 

Moreover we have cause for believing 

in a Republican government. It would 

> i hit M 

with ils supposed obligations, 
nation thousands of lives, and millic 
of money, during the late civil w 
What else caused that 'masterly in 


aof i 

leading generals! Is not our judicial 
system often a failure through the same 
influence, the guilty party escaping, 

the charge sometimes preferred against 
the church, that it is selfish, and parti- 
san to some extent in its operations. 
Too often is it made an instrument by 
the cunning management of designing 
men, for elevating some to .honors and 
office, and casting down others, who 
stand in their way. But such evils re- 
sult from human imperfection; they 
are not the fruits of Christianity. 

The imminent peril of the hour is 
found in that unhallowed thirst for 
wealth and office, the curse of the 
American people, which corrupts \en- 
islaiiuii, thwarts I he purposes of justice, 
seeks to make money out of everything, 
even the most responsible offices in the 


money, whi' h leads ambitious dema- 
gogues to ■' set their traps" for office, 
by fermenting political strife and dis- 
cord, by dividing the masses into op- 
posing fictions, making new issues. and 
multiplying party organizations, of 
course multiplying offices. But the 
Guspel counsels peace, forbearance, 
self-sacrifice, the overcoming enemies 
by rendering good for evil and the like. 
0. when will man learn effectually ihe 
important truth lhat to wrong his fel- 
wrong him 

I of 

ill, he will find for himself an unfailing 
lource of happiness I B. 

Bucklaod, Oct, 8. 


The Christian Cynosure. 

Chicago, Toesdny, Dec. SB. 1878. 

did. We must have a monthly concert 
of prayer id every village where there 
handful of enlightened friends of 
reform. Friends and others, how shall 
this be brought ibout? 


tnkcopiuir iiiuil list piiiil up mill avi.iu" tin 
necessity of sending bills for arrearages, \\i 
nave adopted the olan <>i x.-iulioi; i heerful 

weeks before the expiration of every sub 

-i;|jS'T:pli"iis(Niiire IM. 

not wish tn remove from 

a siiifrlc Mil'scrilier wln>, ■ 


to believe, intends 
send us the money (or 
pires thu* preventing 


..„ pie 

■v i 1 1 send ii) hefore vmir --nti 'uriptii 
'"" thu* prevent! 
receiving iliv . 
me Cynosure. 

If you have time to solicit subscriptioi 
will you no! ..I. lain a club of new sn 
senbere the commissions on a email nur 
ber would give you the Cynosure for 

There are many persima who do not feel 
able to take the paper but would make 
iiodJ use'i.f it if sein lotbeui, if there are uny 
such among vour acquainto-nees, friends 

If j 

cur.' that \ our pastor reads 
.•new alu.ut three weeks 

I po3tal cards to those 
eir labels, but we hope 
iew their subflcriptionj 

mistake about your ad 

: rc^uhrfy pie;, 
m our list 'pie. 


Every genuine movement of reform 
a bush burning but not consumed. It 
is a night-journey like that of th 
brews under the flame-cloud from Egypt 
to Canaan. It is bright overhead, 

We are led to this thought by the 
situation of our National movement 
against the despotism and idolatry 
which ia breathing from the lodges like 
miasm from caves. Those of us whe 
live near Chicago are toilwornaud care- 
general agent and lecturer, who is pop- 
ular with the masses is away up in Mil 

supervision. Months ago the nexl 
National Anniversary was conditionally 

e. One brother, 

, and received it, after 
for months by his pron 
enter, backed out of the work before 

he began it without delivering a lecture, 
and a multitude of similar facte could 

who coveted 



the hislory of reform 
the march of truth toward ant 
the popular mind more steady o: 
r ery newspape: 



of tin 

coming downfall of 

gon, and the triumph of Christ's ark, 

One cannot look over a file of papers 

without being reminded by the state o 

the country of a cold day in March 

when Bpring is coming; and the fall of 

an icicle from thi 

side nl a house; the sprightly piping ol 

some venturesome spring bird, 

bit of green turf peeping from 



But "we wrestle not with flesh an< 
blood," but against '"wicked spirits ii 
the heavenly regions," for such ia thi 
meaning of the Greek text. And un 

i this i 


as the anti slavery cause succeeded, by 

blood, For the spirit of the lodgi 

worse, more cruel, and more crafty 

than the spirit oi slavery. 

day we are admonished that "without 

Christ we con do milling," absolutely 

nothing agai 


ognilion of the Christian religion ii 
identical and equally radical with ours. 
They are indeed one and the same. 
The power and popularity of the lodge 
spring from its opinion of Christ and 
Christianity. Freemasons who shut 
the door of their lodges against Christ 
will never vote to let him into the U. 
S. Constitution. 

Now we must do as the abolitionists 


The following sensible remarks are 
from the Rtligum Telescope: 

■'This proposed amendment dnde 
nany severe opponents, particularly 
d the pulpit and in the press. The 
liberal thinkers' of the country are 
oremost in this opposition. As all 
doubtless know, the proposition is to 
lause in this great instrument 
of freedom to recognize Christ as the 
Ruler of nations, the King of Kings. 
We Bee no reason in opposing this prop- 
the ground ^'tiemllv urje-i, 

that this is already a Chri 
If this is the case what h 
ing the Constitution the 




If a direct vole could be takm wi.eth 
this country and government should 
be Christian or heathen, dountleas three 
or four to one would vote to let oui 
geographies stand as they are. Po^bi- 
bly not one in twenty if eveu in fifty 
persons would be unwilling to be 
Christian, at least in the geography. 
But if the issue was made up, so mer 
could dodge the vote, a greater num. 
ber would doubtless prefer to be non 
committal. The actuul rejectors ant 
crucitiers of Christ were few. Those 
who staid away and let him be rejected 
by pilosis and Sadducees, soldiers and 
the mob, were multitudes. 

It would be well for us to considei 
this plain, necessary, unavoidable fact 
that a government which is not Chris 
and will be heathen; for pol; 



wjifii i :,.- 

nauy ;y>.is 


a he, that paper ad 

i made 

If the American peoph 
to comprehend tbiB subject, in its 
practical bearings, they will soon e 
it, and settle it right. But inert 
often stronger than momentum; 
multitudeBsluggishly hope that, thi 

is no God,. and 

h ],all . 

ing a lodgen 
must soon aud certainly come to con- 
trol the whole instrument; as the rob' 
ber who baa established himself in out 
corner of your house, will aoon contro 
the whole of it, unless cast out Thii 
did actually occur with slavery. In 
1769, all the slave-holders asked 
twenty year's grai 
In 1800 they seized the fortB and fired 
on the flag because Lincoln was elected 
against their will I We shall soon 
pushed by the no-godites and pag; 
(tor false gods are none; and pagi 
are infidels in fact,) to say, as a nati 
whether Jehovah or Baal is God I 

Thb Christian Press, (Cincinnati) 
has the following just and forcible 
timents on the Bible in the schools. 

*'We have of lai 

manifested by 
reference to the 
ug the Bible 

many Christie 
question of 


schools. It is a matter of little 

quence, say they 
ed or retained, fo 

whether it ts< 

when retaini 

d Ih 

ew verses, and 
on not the most 

or hurriedly reads 
irobbably the select 

children. To thi 

amly important 

to have the 


properly read and the select 
to the character of the audieni 


t bee 


iible In- read 

The very reading of it, 

Ciirelei sly ■Ion' 1 , puis Itintoa pOsit'O! 

cupictl by no other book, and imp] 
eB upon the mind of th- acli-dara if 
portance. Aye more, it makes it 
rule of morals for tho school, the chief 
thing sought by those who wish 
tain it in the schools. And so w 
by all means let us advocate the read- 
ing of it, reverently if 
carelessly if we can dc: 

The idea of a school to educate chil- 

or a civil constitution like ours which 
recognizes no God, even in the oath 
preacribed to be taken by its chief mag- 
istrate, strikes us as absurd on its face. 
If the Bible never was opened in the 
school and the the teacher oDly carried 
and laid it on his desk and told 
hildren it was standard of life; 
that would save 
being a theorlic bedli 

the dictum of a muster, 

a Bible or a ci.nstitulionul 
it without God, are like a 
loot a father or a world 

school from 
where there 
nything but 
i school wilh- 


9 that in such a 
, the only right 

ritiDg to your publishei 

the glu 

John's Day . 

rification of Freems 

than the repetition year by year of 

stereotyped form of vain boast- 

ia assertions and liypu.-ritieal 

pretentions. The falseness, the emp- 

, the intent to deceive in these 

performances, has been ao often expos- 

I that men tire of the refutation how- 

er able and unanswerable. Not so 

th the creatures who copy and repeat 

owds of knavea and dupes. Destroy 

dumb-founded for the moment and 
then is "at his dirty work again." 
So with the Odd-fellows. We ei- 

d their slanderous assault upon 


9 and 

of the! 


giving only a few weeks ago. Bu 
nothing daunted, the Heart and Hand 
of Nov. 29 repeats the Bame miserabl 
slang again. We give it in full, believ 
ing that the severest rebuke will be 
contained in a repetition of thei 

sion at Seneca Falls, N. Y„ December 
2nd, to take into consideration the best 
means of stopping thi 
ble waiting call has been made, of 
which we have a copy. In thia call ii 
says: " These societies are fearfully ot 
the increase," Perfectly correct, aac 

for every convention that is held pro 
leasing such sordid, selfi-h, hisoied 
views as are professed by these self- 
righlfijus individuals, the fn 
cieties of the land will add a thousand 
members lo their rolls. Now and then 
dead mind may be tolled 

the ranks of the 

, but no honest, 
mn, on American 
soil, if they will give ten minutes' re- 
flection to the subject, can endorse th* 
"tinkling brass and oouuding cymbal " 
of the " shriekers." 

Men who profess the high character, 
the intelligence, the refinement, liberal- 
ity and benevolence which the Odd-fel- 
lows do, and yet in the representative 
character of editors can descend to auch 
vulgar blackguardism 
aoned with. What we have to say of 
this characteristic effusion we do not in 
tend for the authors, but for those win 
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: First, that the repreaentativi 
Odd-fellows are exceedingly mad a 
Christians who oppose eecretism. Ant 
yet in the same paragraph, that burn 
blue with thia wrath, they assert tha 1 
for every lecturer we send out and for 
every convention we hold thi 
ders wil! add a thousand to 
Is it possible that they speak the truth ? 
or at least that they believe what they 
say! Surely, it is not in the nature c 
things, that such helpfulness or a be 
lief in auch helpfulness could provok- 
auch wrath. If they believe we ar 
driving men by thousands into th 
lodges, they must believe at the sam 

unwholesome kind of prosperity, which 
instead of establishing the "orders" i 
likely in the end to destroy them. D. 
they believe thiaf Why then do they 
glory in that which is but disguised 
ruin ) They boast of it as actual 
reBs.os real and permanent gain; ai 
want language to express their ra 
us for auch efficient aid. Ah I truth 
galls them, and though it dr 
idle curiosity hunters, and the 
pulously selfish and ambitious 


not heal thi 

which truth inflicts. Though 

shippers rush to the rescue, s 

ror wounded writhes iu pnin." Surely 

these bitter boasters must be n riddle 


Indeed the operation of truth up' 
secretlsm for its destruction involves 
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 thia assertion of the 
man: "The prosperity of fools 
destroy them," and in this saying 
of Paul: "We are a sweet savour 
God both in them that are saved and in 
them that perish: to the one we are a 
rour of life unto life unto life, and 
the other a savour of death unto 
death." As the sun hardens clay, but 
softens wax, sn truth makes the good 
belter and the bad worse. Thegospel, 
is the apostles applied it, made of some- 
humble and loving Christians, and of 
others raging persecutors; increased 
the activity of the idolators nnd the 
umbers initiated into the pagan mys- 
■nes, the eecret orders, the citadels 
of the idolatry of that day, But 
though the command to "have no fel- 
lowship with the unfruitful works of 

and reprove them, enraged the my^ta- 
gogues and occasioned a great outcry 
it the Christians as being " sor- 
did, self righteous and bigoted." Yet 
the final result wastheectablishmenlof 
Christianity and the utter extinction of 
the idolatries and the mysteries, or ae- 
acieliea of that age. What has 
is that which shall be. Satan has 
though to revive the ancient mysteries 
and with them the ancient deism, and 
involve all the light of gospel truth 
id holiness in the mist of doubt aud 
the frost of dead morality. But I 
truth which exposes the design and 
ables the right hearted to discern 
tween the righteous and the wicked 
will produce again that separate 
which will give health and vigor 
the churches of Christ, and langu 
and dissolution to the synagogues 
Satan. What time the light dra' 
those who have the tenderness of cu 
science and the sacred prudence whi 
true love to God in the heart inspii 
from the lodges, nnd prevents all su 
Irum entering; from that moment o 
work is done; no matter how many of 
Solomon's fools are by the same meant 
driven into the lodges. As surely a 
meat packet! without salt will putrify 
so certainly will the lodges become ai 
abhorred nuisance when true Christ 
inns with one consent forsake (hem 
and as in duty bound devote their al 
of time, of means, and influence tt 
Christ and bis cause. It does no 
therefore surprise us at all, or alarm ui 
in the least lo be infoimed by the rays 
tagogues that our efforts increase their 

fresh courage, just in proportion i 
are able to believe that their boasting 
is based on facts. Thus far it assui 
ub that the truth is tuking effect and 
working surely towards its predestin 
triumph. On this theory alone can t 
paradox be explained, that the seci 
Iralernity think we are greatly increi 
ins; their membership and yet they l 
very angry about it. 

Truth wounds, and all the swarm 
neophiles avails them nothing so lo 
as they see now and then '* the oi 
idead minds, i. e. , the minda w 
determine to know nothing but Chr 
and him crucified, ''Tolled into t 
ranks of the anties" — That fact ia the 
hand writing on their wall. The loll- 
ing of these nimds into the ranksof the 
'AntiB'" is the tolling of the death 
knell of modern mysteries. 


The cover under which the Masonic 
lodge is plotting for Cuban spoil ia dis 
played inline following " communica 
tion" to the lodges of New York, sign 
ed by Elwood E. Thorne, Deputy 
Grand Master.and fifty other prominent 
Masons :— 

"To the worshipful master, wardens, 
nnd brethren of Lodge No. — : The un- 
dersigned would hereby most fraternal- 
ly call your attention to the oruel and 
inhuman treatment to which the wid- 
ows and orphans of Master Masons, not 

ily of the Grand Lodge of Santiago 

In 1809 the Grand Lodge of Santiago 
de Cuba was placed under arresl 
the day following, without trial, they 
having acknowledged themselves 

man found to be a Freemason has eith- 
er shared the same fate or been ban- 
ished to Fernando Po or other peniten- 
tiaries in Africa. The estates of those 
who were thus slain or imprisoned were 
corjfisLuted to the government, their 
families left entirely destitute, and al 
under the penalty of death, were fo 

or charity; and these defenceless w 
men and children, who had been livir 
in affluence, were compelled to flee I 
the woods (they not being allowed I 
leave the district) without food or shel- 
ter lo escape a more fearful fate than 
death at the hands of the Spanish 
es, and some of these women, 
""'in'> sutlirn-nt r. anient to cover 
nakedness, were hunted by these 
tines and subjected to the vilest 


ly and in obedience to our 
sen tie. of justice, we ask you to forward 
the enclosed d< cumenl, signed by your 
ofUcerfi and under the seal of your 
the Most Worshipful Grand 

of the Masons of the Stat 
ipher C, Fox, requesting iiir, 

.f the Grand 
,ke such action thereon as it 

- missive bears the very 
plausible appearance ot avenging injur- 
irtue and defending a persecuted 
nunity. It appeals to the strong- 
lentimeni of manhood. No man 
of honor and gallantry can learn of the 
oppression and abuse of the weak and 
tnroused. But Masonry must 
If if outsiders have learned lo 
read it by contraries ; and its best prnis- 
1 acts are often lowest in the moral 
sale. There are reasons for believing 
this outburst of chivalry is one of them, 
ibers of the Grand Lodge of 
Santiago de Cuba were arrested and ex- 
ecuted in 1809, four years and more 

ago. If the Masuuic system is as per 
feot through .ut the world as pretend- 
id, the Grand Lodge of New York had 
;uowledge of the fact years ago- 
\ hen for-- did it delay any vindication 
ifMiisiuii'.' iioimr noiii the present timei 
»Ve learn further from the Freemason 
of St. Louis, and other sources, thai 
the present action is based on inform" 
eceived from a private source ii 
Cuba. The New York Btrald publish 
es a long letter from a Mason, said U 
be a magistrate in Santiago, to a Masoi 
in New York. This letter dated Nov, 
lfith, is in answer to one written ii 
April last, requesting *' full informatioi 
in regard to the massacre of the Grand 
Lodge of Stnliago de Cuba and th. 
present condition of their widows ant 
orphans.'.' The letter goes on to de 
scribe the execution of ilie(ir:ind Nodge 
the writer himself claiming to have warn 
ed its members of their danger, and de 
lails the suffering of their families fron 
the action of the Spanish volunteers 
from that time to the present, when 
their number is reduced from 800 
thirty or forty. The writer claims 
have been an eye-witness to some 
these outrages, and to have had knowl 
edge of the facts Bince lstl9, and yet 
rendering no direct assistance nor 
any efforts to arouse foreign sympathy 
andjntervenlion. Only after the cap 
ture of the Vtrginius he helped bury 


among these out 

The only explanation of the present 
furor among tho Masons is that they 
are operating for the lodge, hoping 
turn the excitement on the Cuban ques 
tion to their own advantage and beget 
hatred of Spanish republii 
country. Why else should they for 
get to redress »mli a Masonic grievn 
for four years I No Christian corai 
nity would have been pernecuted 
long and so unjustly. Foreign me> 
tion would prevent it. But Masoi 
with all its boasted benevolence 
protection of women, lifts 

< of i 


great public excitement presents 
portuniLv to glorify the system 
display its sovereign excellencies. The 
plain conclusion is that it is a furor 
over an exaggerated story, or t 

make capita! for the lodge. 



ii January J 

will be here! Before that 

wish to hear from over 100 

whose aubecriptiona expire 

fore that date. 

—Any friends in or adjoii in^ Wa-h 
ftw county, Mich., who desire lect- 
s from Elder J. R. Baird, will please 
te to JameB C. Kiggins, Delhi Mills 
shtenaw Co., Mich. 

the Patrons of Husbandry is prompt 
and just. The United Presbyterian 

Synod, meeting in Lawrence in October 
passed upon the order in these termB 
" Wlicreas, the last General Assem- 
bly decided that the order imposes an 
oath or pledge which is contrary to the 
law of the church, and exhorted n 
bers of the church to abstain fr-mi 

whereas, this order is rapidly extending 
and, though it may be short-lived, oth 

iries; therefore, 

Resolved, 1. That all our pastors and 
lisaionaries be and hereby are directed 
i give timely warning to the people, 
here they may be called lo labor, 
of the true character of the order. 

2. That Presbyteries and sessiont 
ihould exhort and entreat such mem 
iere as may have connected with this 
■octety. in order to lead them to aban 

3. That, as a last resort, those who 
lersisl in defying the law of the ciiui 
;hould be subjected to the discipl 
provided in auch cases." 

The Kansas Conference of the Ui 
d Brethren in its "rghleerith session 
Topeka, Nov. Oth, took the following 



h, in .the form of the Patrons of 

Husbandry, which, like other secret Bo- 
ies, by their anti-Christian and anli- 
epublicnn principles, are corrupting 
mth church and slate and perverting 

hurch ; therefore, 

Resolved. 1, That we will strictly 
nd firmly, yet kindly, and in the spir- 



, adm 

i of the 

i which will I 

le stuff which mad 

er waa a sinful practice shut from 

churchy but Satau pours upon it 
tamely and peiaecution, only inde- 
e lets severe than that borne by the 
nessrs for ihe truth in former u^es. 

il these p 'i-tor-j slop wiiha "resolu- 
i" the end is not gained. They must 
■n and instruct the people against 

first step in secreoy; that is too of- 
the fatal one. 


— George Maxwell Randall, the late 
ssionary bishop of the Episcopal di 
ia of Colorado, was a Freemason, ni 
ls buried with the rite of the orde 
le scene al the funeral is described by 
i intelligent lady who saw it as 
iah, and, for the occasion, extremely 
Why not, brethren 



in thia direction? Would it not better 
promote holiness and spiritual life in thi: 

— Thia very imporlant work may yet 
be done. A writer in the Church 
Journal and Gospit Messenger. Prot 
estmit Episcopal, " fully believes there 
will yet be in the church a legisIaV 
againat secret societies, as utterly 
consistent with the reality and worth 
of that one great society the churc 
May Gad speed thegday! 

— The school-house meetings In 
not been pushed in our reform as ll 
deserve. Thoy reach that clasi 
mind nearest the foundation, i 
whose importance in the social, c< 
morcial and political life of jtlie coun 
ir daily and justly increasing. Th 
ehould be hundreds of meetings t 
winter like the one noticed in the Pilot 
of Mt. Vernon, Iowa, below, Why 
need any group of reformers wa 




siasm. Several speeches were made, 
and notably one by Rev S. K.Young. 
Mr. Youug is 'bright,' and points out 

also highly 

— Here ia a noteforour Baptist|breth- 
ren. Itev. J. Hyatt Smith ia a wel 
known pastor of Lee Avenue Baptist 
church, Brooklyn. His chief reputa 
tion lies in hia 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 the lodge-room of the Y 
Tree lodge, No. 401, and mid e an 
dress. On opening he said he was i 
the Rev. Bro. J. Hyatt Smith, as i 
nounced by the master of the lod 
That personage he ha'l just left in I 
ante-room, but he was simply Bro. 
Hjatt Smith, the Mason, and he i 
proud to own it. Thus openly rejf 
ing the Christian brotherhood wl 
compared with the false relation of the 

—The report of the N. Y. State Aa 
socialion from the Westeytm will Ik 
read with interest. Next week will be 
published the able Address lo the Peo 
pie and a letter from the President 

— Vice-president Wilson, having no 
tilled the Senate that he must leave the 
chair of that body until his health ii 
more fully restored, Senator Carpen- 
ter of Wisconsin waa unanimously pul 
forward by the Republican eai 
the vacant position. As Carpi 
a defender of the "salary grab," this 
i is thought to signify no repeal 
of that act. Carpenter is beside a 
Knight Templar and active in ihe order. 
Ls speaker Blaine is also a Knight Tem- 
lar we shall probably have both 
ranches of Congress under the Ma- 

— Nast, the cartoonist, has ahnrp- 
ned his pencil for the grange. A late 
umber of the //"r/nr'n WnekUj con- 

i of ] 


which a 

inner and capitalist glo 1 
ther with a wrecked train iu the near 
uckgrounil ; and as the former sees bis 
'iles of produce near by, he. snaps .it 
the other, 'I say, Mr. Wildcat Specu- 
whst am I to do now ?"— and re- 
the growling reply, "Solve your 
problem, Mr. Farmer Despot' 1 
The subject is treated legitimately, but 
jre Is a more vital point yet to be 

-Although disappointed in having no 
nplete account of the lectures in New 
York and vicinity there are assurances 
of their success. Beside the letter 
from a Presbyterian pastor elsewhere, 
Dr. Pollock, of the United Presbyte- 
church of Jersey City, who had be 

ea, ''as an apparent interposition 
of God, we are to have Prof. C. A. 
Blanchani deliver a course of four lec- 
, two in the first and two in the 
d U. P. church in Jersy City. 
When I concluded to deal with the 
subjec', and so announced, I did it 
ig only in God to guide to a 
profitable istue, for to me Ihe issue 
id still ia doubtful; the path of 
duty only is plain and that is ''go for- 
ward." Hence I am greatly encour- 
ged to know that so valiant a defender 

of the truth ia to take a part in this 
Ihe very beginning of the "war" in 
this city. 

News of our Worls 

This organization held its fourth Statu 
meeting in Seneca Fnlla on the 2nd, 
ildand 4th of December. The largest 
hall in that young city was required lo 
perform the duty of holding a larger 
company of persons, we are told, than 
is ever gathered there except upon the 

The programme wus made out and 
printed in advance, which very much 
facilitated the business of the various 
meetings, and the speaking was such as 
to draw and interest large numbers of 
of the citizens as well aa to fill with 
higher hopes than over before the 
friends of anti-socrelism. 

Prof. C. A. Blanchard, Rev, D. P. 
Riithbun, Rev. J. L. Barluw, Rev. A. 
Crooks, Donald Kirkpntrick, Esq., Zeb- 
ulon "Weaver, Esq., are spoken of as 
having done wonderful things in the 
speaking line. The junior editor of 
this paper heard only three addresses. 
They were very able and we may say 
masterly. The first wa* made by O. 
J. Rose, of Madison University, who 
has recently renounced Ihe "Invisable 
Empire," — Freemasonry. He display- 
ed his Masonic parchment, and made u 

Of ( 


■ijiui'l dmvn," or have trouble. 

The second was a warm and heart- 
stirring address, made by Elder David 
Bernard, whom most of our readers 
know, is the author of that work which 

the standard authority, both among 





face, the pathos and lender sympathy 
of his heart were very vtaablo, both in his 
words and in the eyes of many of hia 
auditors. He said he visited Seneca 
Falls some 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 nnd one hundred the Meth- 
odist and other churches. He had 
learned that many of these had gone 
to their eternal home. He had seen 
many such revivals but should not 

iany i 


tongue will be alii! — my lips sealed— 
my heart forget to beat. 1 am rejoiced 
that I have been permitted to stand, 
though so often alone, for thiB precious 
Gospel of the Son of B God. lshallgoBOon 

i all 

as to meet in the paradise of God." He 
then closed with an affectionate appeal, 
and a beautiful poetical quotation. That 
he has been a member of the Baptist 
Board of Missions for fifty years is u 
sufficient guarantee of hie standing 
among his own people. 

The third speaker was Prof, C. A 
Blanchard of Wheaton College. Hia 
iffort was to prove that if secret, oath 
bound organizations, such as the Free- 
iphed in this country, the 
prevalence of such principles would re- 

barism. His address wa^ highly ap- 
preciated and elicited much applause 
from the crowded auditory. It waa 
iful, eloquent, masterly and unre- 

The Convention was considered a 

he working forces of the body from va- 
ious quarters were gratifying. An 
hie letter for Prof. Burt G. Wilder of 
Cornell University was received aid 

II be published next week, 


s or Professor C. . 

Brooklyn, E. D. Dec. 12, 1873. 
Dear Cynosure: — A new wonder 
s laken place in Brooklyn. The Beg- 
in of th* First United Presbyterian 
Congregation of this city hayu made 
with Professor C. A. 
iver a course of Ltc- 
ionry. The first was 
delivered lasl night Dec. 11th. Many 
>f the church members were present, 
lso quite a respectable representation 
of tbe order. The subject waa. "The 
Antiquity of Freemasonry." The 
peaker did justice to the subject and 
he expectations of the people. The 
lext lecture will be delivered nextweek 
Thursday evening, subject: "The cere- 
lies of Freemasonry." We hope 
:h good will result. 
ours truly R. T. \V. 

Noble Co., O. 


Editor Cynosure:—. 

Perhaps ihe readers of the Cynosure 

II be interested wilh an item of news 

fromNoblo county, Ohio, Three or 

four years since we organized the No* 


ble Uouuty Christian Association op- 
posed to secret Societies. The Asso- 
ciation has done much good by the 
distribution of periodicals, tracts, books, 
and the employment of public speakers, 
and the encouragement of local or 
township organizations ; by these means 
quite a large cart of our people have 
been enlightened in regard to the dan 
gerous tendency of Masonry and kin- 

Laat spring we issued a call for a county 
political convention to meet in Caldwell, 

t the ti 


this county 

Twelve out of our fifteen 
were represented. The people were 
full of enthusiasm and nominated a full 
ticket for county officers. We did not 
nominate conservative men, but radical 
Anti-masons; notonly in a moral sense, 
but politically radical. Your humble 
correspondent was placed at the head 
of the ticket, and to the best of bis 
ability defended the ti<*ket and the 
platform of principles adopted by the 
convention. I spoke in a majority if 
the townships; and 1 think could the 
county have been more completely 




Oir pn- 
Our vi 

■nt effort 

almost entirely from the Republican 
ranks and their majority in this county 
is small; consequently every argument 
and device, fair and false, was employed 
to keep the party intact, and to injure 
representation of the anti-secret candi- 
dates. I think for the first vote, under 


: did 


vote in this (Marion) township was 
6U ; inUenter 50; Jefferson 37 ; Stock 31 
Wayne 40; and in the county, 250; anc 
thie was accomplished in a square figin 
upon the merits of the question politv 
cally. Some of our friends upon whom 

tend I 

possible. 1 have delivered about one 
hundred lectures in this county, and 
have not fully canvassed it yet. The 
great consideration in ibis conflict is for 
our people everywhere toorganiae. We 
have been holding monthly meetings 
very regularly for four years past; our 
meetings still retain their interest- May 
God bless the cause for which we labor 
is the earnest prayer of 

R. B. Tatlor. 

Experience Meeting, 

Hilling to Fight for the Lodge. 

Efo. Cynosure: —There is a Baptist 
church al Mahopac Falls, N. Y., and 
their pulpit has bei-n supplied the paBt 
winter by an aged man by the name of 
Sawyer. He is a member of the "An- 

masonry. Well, an effort was recently 
made by some of the church to settle 
him as their pastor; but one of the dea- 
cons arose and said that be had heard 
bim preach against Catholicism and 
other evils, but the great evil of Ma- 
sonry he claimed to be in full fellow- 
ship with, and such a man he could not 

s Don 

i Kills 

the depot, I engaged in conversaiioi 
with a Presbyterian clergyman of m; 

acquaintance who has been raised (ra 
zed) to ''sublime and ancient degree 
through the grave of Hiram Abiff "si: 
feet deep perpendicular." As he wa 
curious to know my destination, I in 
formed him that 1 was on my way t- 

Iherassured bim that we were 'after 1 hi; 
fraternity with a "sharp stick. " In replj 
he Baid, ' 'What can you do? The lodgi 

which 1 replied, "Your cralt talkei 

-ry i 

i like 

U;:. ti- 

lled Morgan, soon after 
which they were glad to hide them- 
selves from the wrath of the people." 

With a frankness and simplicity ab. 
solutely refreshing, my friend replied, 
"Ah! but we don't mean to kill any 

1 with s 

uch < 

tecting sort ol ■ 
"You have nothing to (ear from us- 
We don't, intend to be caught in that 
Morgan trap again, I assure you," thut 
turning aside lo emile audibly, I went 
on my way somewhat comforted. 

1 am afraid, however, that my friend 
lost his jewel and very much injured 
bis new name. I hope his lodije breth- 
ren will deal gently with bim, for 
knowing him as I do, I do not believe 
that be really intended to confess to a 

,u' like myself, that the fraternity 
did kill Morgan. It was a slip of the 

ie. Barlow. 

A South African Funeral. 

Dear Bro. K.— The following I ob- 
ied from a young man in Syracuse 
the convention of the New York 
ie Association opposed to secret ao- 
ties March, 1872:— 
' When in South Africa, in the 
nth of August, 1871, 1 saw a pro- 


«ey wei 

to the grave iro 
quired who they were, and was told 
by a gentleman Btanding near that they 
were Freemasons burying a brother 
Mason, There were a Dumber of car- 
riages in the procession, but I noticed 
there were no women. I inquired the 
reason of this, and was told that they 
(the women) were never permitted to 
attend 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 deckedjl ( in their paint and 
feathers and in fact all tbe parapher- 
nalia of the Caffiri", Hottentots, Zaloos, 
and Malays. Almoat all of them were 
nearly naked, with a cloth around their 
bodies and a great bunch of feathers 
eir heads. And from where 1 
on a hill overlooking the pn 


nailer. "I beli 
replied the 

spirit of Freemasonry < 
professed minister of 


much of 

wb<re tlie 


ll Th 

<uh-r "f i 

t nd the 

bad been 

n bad talked as he did 
ould have sunk the head i 
his head if lie could ba\ 
it possible that one of CI 
inisfers will or can be so blinded by 
,n institution that he 
prove to be oilier than the unl 

rch settle him as their pastor i 
niftsting such a Bpirill Not a bit of 
He soon preached 


> thai 


Oh I that no 
other Chri 

the lodge is belter than tbe religion o 

church; but if not, then aliok to th« 
church and keep away fro m ihe lodgi 
1 believe tbatif all our churches would 

■ Mas> 

11 which v 
J. M. And 


A Great Iling Broken Up. 

Our readers will have learned 
;e great secret ring at last has 
broken up. it is gratifying to 
that the threat powerful ring of v 
Tweed was the very jewel, has com' 
collibiuii with tbe courts of law ant 
; courts have proved Ihe stronger 
is is as it should be. When the cour 
avails over secret collusion then th< 
poor man may expect to have hi 
rights and equal justice may prevail. 

We observe thai J udge Davis, tbe pn 
siding justice in Tweed's case, in deal 
ing with the ring lawyers, made th 
following remarks, which are worth; 
of all consideration. ''I ask you, youni 
gentlemen," said his honor,' 'to re mem 
ber that good faith with a client neve 
I'tiii justly require bad faith in yourowi 

This remark 
very heart of Masonry, und; 
Upas shadow; 
lieve that they can keep faith 


ght du- 

> Chr 


is working, and for whose special ob- 
ject it was established, is beginning to 
work at iast. Secret rings and the 
prospects of Masonic editors are feeliny 
its withering effect. The fulminating 
High Priest and all his coadjutors in 
Bheep-akin clothing are being considera 
bly tamed and men of honest creeds 
seful lives may once more breathe 



intil the grand bailing sign 

hall be exhibited from every Mason'n 

icws-paper office of the land ! So moti 

The Grange In Clay County, Iowa. 

h'ttilor Cynosure: — Being a resident 
f a county controlled by granges 1 
ave abundant opportunity of observ- 
ing the workings of 

ii|>j>.i iii^ ( 

few lir 

from thi; 

part of the world would not be objec- 
ionable, I will transmit a record of the 
benevolence' of the 'Patrons.' Last 
all a member in yood standing of the 
grange was taken sick; living in a 
hristian community the people did 
uch for him, but the grange was si- 
nt. The gentleman was very poor and 
it- put nuns helped him lo the amount of 
ioul 31. 35; but considering that the 
granges are only about 700 strong in 
is a great mark in 

of grange benevo- 
i, but I refrain from 
sh to tell you about 

this vicinity this 
their favor, 

id pknic rally which the granges 
of this county held lately at Gillett'e 
:. Col. Smedley, Master of the 
Grange was present and ad- 
id about twenty persons. 


fear of S 

C. C. Th 

the United States and ef the several 
a, bound by an oath or affirmation 
.pport the constitution of the U.S. 
b Bays "Congress shall make no 
law abridging the freedom of the press 
or of speech!" Query: When a sher- 
iff locks acourt-house door aud prevents 
a man (who has got liberty of commis- 
sioner-:) going into that house and mak- 
ing a speech; does that sheriff by that act 
violate bis oath? And is be not guilty 
of perjury by so doing? Are free 
tpeech and free press inherent rights? 
Does the constitution say there shall be 
10 law passed that will abridge them? 
Is not an officer who has sworn to sup- 
port the Constitution, and afterwards 
been guilty of preventing, or of abridg- 
ing free speech or press, guilty of per- 
colating the Con'-tiiution I 
Should not such a man be punished! 
(■eurge Waslun /ton in his last words 
3 Ibe people of the United States says 
All obstructions to tbe execution of the 
*ws, all combinations and associations, 
under whatever plausible character, 
with a real design to directly contro 1 
counteract, or awe the regular delibera- 

ihorilieB, are destructive of this funda- 
mental principle and of fatal tendency." 
Dees not this warn people to beware ol 
Masonry and other secret associations! 
We should ever remember Bucb warn 
ing and act accordingly. 

M. Kellt. 

Good Words. 

Thomas Griffith writes, "I cannot d< 
rithout the Cynosure." 

Nathan Shelly of Eagle Harbor sondi 

writes: "I have been 

room for the list th re 
■ li,,'l,t sIiol-Sj of paralysis. I have 
been able t" read or write or attend 
business. I circulate your paper 
those who call to see me and wish 1 
the good cause may triumph." 

Joseph McCleery, Marshallto 
Iowa, renews his subscription to 

are bard and I am in debt so tba 
hands are tied at present. Cannot do 
without the Cynosure however." 
R«v. S. Gelmuyder of Milwaukee 


he loyal to tbe lodge and 
lime true to the courts of t e land. The 
Judge has dissipated this illusion, and 
has punished witli fines those old sta- 
gers in ring duplicity, who in their ser- 

treal the court with contempt. Men 
who remain true to their oaths to Ma- 
aonry cannot possibly respect the 
courts of the country. The lawyer 

who sweura t 

Masonry, is placed in a 

for preserving a yood eon 
should happen lo have a 

Tbe reform for which t 

take much interest in reading your pa 
per. . . Not many of our Norw« 
giou people have hitherto joined th 
lodge, but some of tbem of course alsi 
are caught. 

0. Quick, Weston, Mich., sends tw^ 
new suli-eribers with several renewal 
and closes, ' -Wishing the Cynosur 
much succcs, and with faith in the W 
t'lif'tf lriiim.{ih nf our muse." 

The Linn County Pilot, Mt. Verno: 
Iowa. addB to these the following com 
mend'ilion. With the aid of ou 
friends we mean to keep the Cywsiir 
lo this mark; * "First among tbe uewe 
paper organs in the great cause ia th 
Christian Cynosure, published in Chi 

... The Cynosure u 

e best religious papers published 

i country, ie a seven column foli 

i neatly printed on the best i 

paper and '.U pages sparkle with moral 

gems and wholesome doctrine. 

Subscribers who through neglect suf 
'.r their paper to stop a week or twe 
before renewing will find themselves 
much the loaera. The regular connec- 

'f numbers may be lost without 
the possibility of making it good. Their 

st in the reform will suffer loss. 
Every reason ia ou the side of a regular 

mance of (he paper. A one cs 
postal card will notify your publish' 

NOREss, — The week has bee 
largely taken up with debates on th 
repeal bills, which have give 

Duse has passed the $4,000,01 
1 appropriation bill and is disc 
act repealing the bankrupt lav 
On Monday oyi 

City. — The disclosure of a defalcation 
of $350,000 in the city treasury on 
Monday produced some excitement from 
the honorable standing of Mr. Gatre, 
the retiring treasurer. His property 
"' cover the loss and his bondsmen 
arranging to meet tbe deficit. — lu- 

burcli mi Sunday at 
ifRey. C. E. Cheney as associate bish- 
op of the new " Reformed Episcopal 
urch." Bishop Cummiiis presided 

lew of the office of bishop according 
Episcopal forms. — Gerald Mae-ey , 
- tiiL'lihli poet lately lectured on the 
and character of Charles Lamb, but 
Sunday he appeared as preacher be- 
fore tbe Free Religionists. He was an- 
:ed to speak on " Why Does not 
God Kill the Devil," but changed his 
it to "Jesus Christ from a Spirii- 
ic point of view." From these 
Bubjects may be imagined the character 


.■ dnc'-nrti 

;arted a dood on the Ohio and 
ries, which on Saturday and Sun- 
I great damage to Pitts- 

burg, Wheeling and 
mbsided Monday. — Secretary of Wa 
3elknap, was married to Mm, Amand 
L Bowen at Nicholasville. Ky., o 
Thursday last.— An estimate of losse 
on the lakes for 1873 foots up to $8,876 


i, Coo 


f m> 

They demand 

ugh 8 



if Marshal 


line 1 

oocluded. He 

bund guilLy 




the law 




ind death. 



n for 






» lot 

several days Inst wee. tliHl 

» >n 



If'.'d-'l >m 


Lock Earne crew regard! n, 

loss of the lomer vessel.- 

Vn-i/nus and prisoners havi 

i taken lo Uahia Hondu 




on-u-iuuu.. loit ,ve,-k is quiet. — Mm 
ter Sickh-e has resigned and will boi 
leave Spam. He thinks our govei 
rn»TV hay ig ored his position. 

W tvi'lili.— At the Cynosure office 
soon as possible three hundred postal 
cards or letters from subscribers whose 
time was out during the months 
Sept., Oct. und Nov. Wc hope you i 
renew jour subscriptions. If jon 
tend lo do so, bnt ore no! .[olio re; 
to send the money now Tflll you pie 
wad us a card staling this Tact. 

WANTED.— Information from 

wlmse lime Is out as lo whcllier 

dale on the laliel of your paiier sh. 
when the subscription expires. 

Clubbing List. 

The Weekly Cynosure will ho sent 

the folhuvmi; pupcrs tto ue, 
m the amic-tet! iv.luecd rale: 

Mcih. ■,!!•'. l-'ree I'reas 

(;.,|.h-.i Cen>er (moDilily wilt. 

A.',1,'M-..n..ic"l'ier"l'| P ".' '. 

Weflleru Kuril 

Youti r .'K,ilkd'K':rftlMue>,>tlily 

Science »t Health 

National Agriculturist and 1 

Bee- Keeper's Magazine 

Blblo Banner 

C:ir-'uio ivUU either of last 
Wood's Housobold Magaii 

J-.snio.i l.'urisiiau". ..'.'... 


k Tract fund fir Us ires Distribution of Tracts. 

Iddreas Ejaa A. Cook Js Co. 






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

Hon. John Ouincv Adams' Letter, 

Hiring His.and Ills FutliorM Opinion of Frermiosonr 

Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

elTinR His Opinion of Freennoomry [\m?]. 

Satan's Cable Tow. 
"Freemasonrv is 0nlvl52 Years Old," 

"Murder and Troason not Exceeptd." 
Freemasonry la the Church. 

fharudor nod SjoihoU of f roouiasonry 

Address of Niigan County ksociitioD, Nov York. 

Concerning the Morgan Murder, and the cliaractei 

Judge Whitney and Masonry. 




Six Beuons whj i Chrislim should not bs i Frsera 



Who Murdered Capt. Wm. Morgan/ 


Abduction and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

This is n Book of Thrilling Interest, and 
ahowB clearly that 


BTSae Sample Paces below. 

diked, with large and quick steps 
Miller describes it, seemed anxio 

: captive. Miller " 

led in si 

, tbntJohns was his prosecutor. Johns however 
answered in a voice lli:it1:ilter.'il a little. " Miller. I amoiilj 
don,- what I have been ordered to do." During bis dona- 
tion ui the room, one of the guards told aim in language 
loud enqugh to be bearti by ail in the room, that he was not 
to be tried at Le Roy. nor to stop there, nor tO^be 
tried by 


. Mill... 

lo eu'iise themselves from proceeding with Miller U 
a's office at Le Hoy, would be a useless waste of oui 
itml the patience of the reader. l,| 

manifest that the conspirators wished to conaumt 

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. Cut in the course of the after- 
teruoon, French, seemingly by inadvertence, admitted tha 
S he bad st^iinst Slill'-r was in facta pre 


i that t 

ind after n 

J part of French to prevent him iium so doing, Miller 
mself placed before the justice who had issued the 
nt. French then gave directions to two of his assist- 

r plaintiff 
the justice infiJi-mi'd Mr. Miller that be was 
t liberty to go where he pleased. This was about nine 
o'clock in the evening." It appeared from the docket of tha 
magistrate that a warrant had been issued a^uinst Miller, 
and one John Davids, on the oath and at the request of Dsn- 
iel Johns; John Davids had been also arrested by the direc- 
tions of French, but tbe sheriff of the county informed 
them that he was in his custody on the jail limits, upon 
which he was discharged from the arrest. Miller having 
thus obtained permission lo return, was making the best of 
bis way to a public house, when French and Johns suddenly 

curing the arrest of Millet 

tended to he acted upon, \ 

the public. We have com 

larations of those who led the troop, and from various otner 

sources, that one of the objects they ia view was to pull 

down the office of Millt,. if that should be necessary for the 


A Sterling Old: p em. 

Who shall judge man from hla man 
Who shall know him by his dress 

Paupers may he flt for princes. 
Princes fit for something less. 

Crumpled shirt and dirty Jacket 
May beclothe the golden ore, 

Of the deepest thoughtl und feeling: 

Hisjrreat upright soul waf 
with humility; and a sour 
the hard answers which 
angry altercations ib pride. 

worldly grounds there is 

speaker is apt to win the day, and gain 
t in the end. De Quincy 

tells ofhimself that, when traveling 
ice on the roof of a coach, he fell 
leep from weariness and weakness, 

beiDg at the time in bad health, and 





and fame; 





By the 

at of 





autraged freed 


ly lifts i 

S feeble voice. 

Truth and 






and light; 








Benevolence la Hard 1 

?oke him with much surliness 
and complained morosely of this invn 
his comfort. De Quincy apolo 
said he was unwell, but would d> 
ae could to avoid falling aslee; 
for the future. Nature would not b 

slumbering again ; when he felt the arc 
of hisaurly neighborpassed around hie 
to prevent his falling, aud iu all th 
stages of his journey, thereafter he ac 
ed with the tenderness of a woman tt 
ward the invalid. 

Much practical philoeophy lies in th 
saying of one little boy to anothei 
Don't epeak eo cross ; there's no use in 
." Truly no use for anything bene- 
cialor pleasant, but much use for the 
inflaming of discord and establishment 
Lice. Especially in domestic life 
e sharp answer one of Satan's 

glory of God. lam sure it is i 
iving is good preaching, and 
turned to the praise of 
•ace will give forth no d 

If these words, "Whethe 
therefore, ye eat or drink, or wbate< 


that Doi 

life c 


opportunities of 


rung prayers with their children 

r own room, to ask the Lord foi 
k. "Lord, what wilt thou have us 
o to-day) Let us work for thee, 
( ordl" and expecting, in faith, the 
vet, their Bensea are quickened t< 
:ieve and seize the opportunities 
they are wonderfully and remark 

ably blesaed. *' Ye I 
ye ask not." 
A lady, 

it, bei 

stranger to her, thought, "Shall I cl" 
this as anybody would, or Bhall I si 
a word for my Master f" And, liftii 


father should drink wiih 
lat was how it happened, 
rtouched a drop afterward: 
-eases of his innocent child 
e value to him than even 

the good will of his friend, and the lit- 
tle Do! never had cause (o refuse him 
lis evening kiss. 

" Papa must be cured. I think," aaid 

ihe, one day; "for be never drinks 

iny more of that horrible medicine." 

And he was truly cured .—Good 


gatiurjal clergyman of thai place 

i,D-n\ W'unls from Uu>>iD> 

Address of Anti-iiiiisi.nk Lecturer-'. 

eof e 

■owd at a lir. 

up e 

At present 'two mites ib a large sum 
to give away. While seeking to de- 
crease all eipensea, we are disposed tt 
make short w<-rk with outgoes that art 
quite under our control, like those foi 
benevolence, Our resources are en- 
dangered; therefore we say, by our ac 
tions, that unless the Lord will give ui 
better assurance of pecuniary pros- 
perity he can receive very little finan 
cial aid from ub in return, Eapecially 
will this be the case if our giving 
without system,— if its amount depends 
upon the ability of aa agent, or 
our mood when an object is pr 



nd thoi 

tinuing city," and asked if he 
say, "I seek onetocomo." In 
bling, she folded it and sent 

We need to give up the idea that pri 
v&te interests are of first importance, I 
U a fit time for us to acknowledge tba 
God'a is the only business which m«s 
go forward, and that, in fact, hia buBi 

to which our capital is pledged. Our 
responsibility is increased — not dimin- 
ished — by the pressure. Much thai 
would iu L easier times be donated 
by worldly men will now be withheld, 
and the burden, (do we call it a bur 
dent) muatbe auBtained by Christiana 

refrain from it under provocation have 
achieved a great victory oyer them- 
selves. One of the most tried and 
most holy woman that ever lived acted 
thus, aa described by her celebrated 
son, Auguatine, "She had learned not 

only, but even in word. Only when he 
was smooth and tranquil she would give 
an account of actions, if haply he had 
taken offence." 

In a word, while many matrons who 
had milder husbanda would, in familiar 
talk, blame their huabands' Uvea, she 
would blame those wivea'tongues. And 
they, knowing what acholeric husband 
she endured, mar« 

mother died, long years ago." 
The bow, shot at a venture, hit home; 
id the young man shortly after re- 
joiced in the fullne&B of the blessing of 

ien her, if the; 
■lie differ 

had I 



for those kind 
are dead. I am 


er of your state; i 

Bketch for your c 
In the aummer 

vith may 

; delivered i 
nee a gentle 
■a in Willian 

e Bible, which 

an. who is one 
College, Wil 

; life , and 

was nearly exhausted. The answei 
with a will and the life was sav^d. 

Some of our good friends will be en 
ouraged to hearths quicnening word: 
'cheer him." So read what It. An 
rews of West Virginia says: — 

■'My mbicription for tin- Cynoauc 
xpired on 15th of laat month. I can 
id do with- ut it. Do not become dis 
ouraged at the apparent slow pro^ 
*ss of the cause, you are doing a grea 
vork. Continue ti deal heavy blow 
it the head of the beast, aud urg- 
borough political orgi 


a right, 

; his fiitli, he sends for hia 



The pastor of a United P 
Cone n- nation in Peuiisylvai 
just getting acquainted wil 
"Your sa-nplecopii-e came promptly t" 
hand. I am very much pleased with 
it. We have here more to do with the 
'Odd-fellow? Craft,' lltan^ with -Mason. 
thy and vener- '/•' I will therefore be glad to eeeany- 
,ble President of the College to deliver thi "g < n y° ur * lBaueB tn,lt wU1 B « ve to 
my whole course at that place, and^ask the -Three-linked Drother- 
the College chapel for hgod.' I am heartily in sympathy 




I A Han, Whealon. 111. 
C. A. Bit; 

P. E! /<.■!, 

K. Washing. >u Si.. Imlianiijiulis 
tite lecturer for Y~" 
lnmton. Wis. 


Christian Cynosure 

Address, EZRA A. COOK & CO., 

D. P. Rathbun, 

S. Smith, Charles City, Iowa, 
B, B. Taylor, Summcrtieid, O. 
L. N. Stratum, Syracuse, N. Y. 

■, liivm tin 
ons, Tarenti . 
tenden, Crystal Lake, I 

J. H. Timmona, Tarentum, Pa. 

I. inns 'liuieinlen, Cry 
P. Hurlcss, Polo, HI. 

,!. L. ll:L.l 

Rev. E. Johnson, I 
Joaiah McCaskev, I 

llukliH, N, V, 
' on, Ind. 
■Civ.-k. Win. 


9 close 

the purpose. I went accordingly, but for 
ib of mere convenience delivered 
;tureaat the Congregalional meel- 
)use, of which the Rev.Mr.Grid- 

word for 

Refined homea are the end of ciy 
ition. AH the work of the world— t 
lilroadiog, navigating, digging, de 
ig, manufacturing, inventing, teacbir 
writing, fighting, are done, first of 
o secure to each family the quiet 
,s own hearth, and secondly, to e 
ound aamany as possible with grace 


i remarkable fact that o 

aid t 

i than all the de 

i weight 
L What 

Bridge c 

that c 

a tribute to the might of 

That school child made a good reply 
who said that meek people were those 
who "give soft answers to rough ques- 
tions." But how far the'world is from 
taking the Scriptural standard, and con- 
sidering meekness a valuable quality, 
we may learn by ft common use of the 
word. Who would like to have aaid 
of him, as of Moses, that he was "very 
meek!" Something mean-spirited 
would be the popular acceptation; no- 
body would underatand the words tc 
expreaa any enviable virtue, if used in 
the degenerate conversation of the day. 
And yet, how does the Giver of al 
blessings Bignalize the meek? They art 
among hia specially blessed — "they 
shall inherit the earth." 

A gentleman came to Sir Eardley 
Wilmot in great wrath at an iDJury hi 
had Buffered from some persona high in 
worldly position, and was considering 

"Would it ba manly 

"Tea, but Godlike to forgiveit," The 
Idea had an instantly soothing effect, 
and he left that interview thinking no 
longer of revenge. 

It ia related of Anthony Blano, one 
of the earliest converts made by Felix 
Neff, that when he was etruck'on the 
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 this man in a narrow Al- 
pine road, and fully expected to be 

a hand waa outstretched with the 
heartfelt words, "Mr. Blanc, can you 
forgive me I" The soft answer to his 
blow had aoltened his heart, '"breaking 
the bone." 

Does not Sir Matthew Hale seem the 
greater man, when we recall his reply 
to Cromwell'a angry speech, "My lord 
justice, you are not fit to be a judge." 
Hale had refused to lend himself to 
some arbitrary action, and'hiB only an- 
swer to the Protector's worda waa, 
' -Please your Highness, it ia very true. " 

how closely the meek spirit ia allied t 
that of the peacemaker in the next bi 
atitude we may gather from Augui 
tine's further words; "This great gift, 
also, thou beatowedst, : 
that good hand-maid of th 
m any discordant pi 
ingon both 
such as swelling and undigested choler 
break forth, she never would 
disclose aught but what would tend to 
ncilement." Short-lived 
strifes of the world did 
like Monica. 
Therj are a few sweet, placid tem- 
ra to _whom the ''soft answer" comes 
mparatively easy ; but with most per- 
ns it mun be the fruit of resolute 
If-control and self conquest, of a hab- 
of mind produced by watchfulness 
id prayer. One can sympathize with 
the passionate achool-boy who, ponder- 
& subject, asked another, 
thing is very hard!" and 
ned his meaning thus: "If it is 
hard thing fnr a fellow to give a 

e and beauty. 1 
i for five thousai 
d in the differenc 
nd a lady's parlo: 

Many, people 
that because th< 
patience, therefi 

everyl ■ 

WUi t 

ylhing that's hard." 

But, if the school-boy learns that 
son, the man will have less difficulty in 
putting it into use. "The beginning 
of strife is when one lelteth out water,' 
and the soft answer will alwaya enablt 
us to fulfill the following injunction. 
"Leave off contention before it be med- 
dled with." Yet how easily we justify 
oursdveB in th'ta wrong doing, prompted 
by the demon Pride 1 How quickly 
does the ehnrp retort leap to the 
how clever do we deem ouiselvea 
the thrust (probably as poisoned 
could make ii) has been given 1 1 
mber that this, like oth 

;t aa if they thought 
j they may do 

Cb.ild.rens' Corner. 

Well, well I 
her for a wht 

Papa's Medicine. 

hatdidailDottiel SLv 

th the war against secret ordei 
such; and yet I have re-jtird fur 
individual members of them." 
hall have enough, and mure, in' 
d Bay of the evils of Odd-felloi 

at the churches of North Adams and 
oatcly. To facilitate 
she Rev. Mr. Grid- 

ntroduction to Rev. Mr. Yeomane. of 
North Adama, who politely offered me 
ie use of his pulpit. I went to North 

i Monday the 11th of July, and at the 

try of 

and respectable audience of ladies and 
gentlemen. But in the meantime a 
body of Freemasons and their deluded 
'■jacks." perhaps a hundred, more or 
less, brought up a small field piece. I 



ir blue eyes were open, 
.me home till dark. Dot- 
■xbed for him, aud ran t< 

and thei 



"I do love my i 
Eve bushels I" i 
mode of measurinj 

a daughter , 
33 home so t 
a, Why ia 

'0 any little girl 
■ mother v 

Faction this 

id by < 


r Hid 

tred a 


' although the 
stood ready at 

his call 

— Brea- 


How n 

iany there are 

in the 

ch urch 

of Chris 

wbu aigh for 
s, while they 

opportunities of 
ever take hold 
. They want 

iBtUna t 

f old- 

I the 


of Jordan are despised by thei 
if we remember that life is made up of 
little things, and the daily conaecratior 
of theBe little things may bring abou 
great reBults, like the small Beeda 
which scattered, bring great harvest, wi 
would not look further than our every 
day walk and path for means of useful 


;aid s 

; canse— " and hei 
darling, don't be 


suppose you whisper it 
w — " And she bent d' 

than we wish 



in of HarriBvill 

'■I find it to I 

nda of every one." That if 

■ work ev-ry reader should help 

Circulate the piper. Let peo 

rr the facts about secrecy. Bro. 

H. adds what we earnestly desire and 

pray for — " Iu time you will have the 

operation oi every true Cbristiar 

A Ntw Edition 

ompleto Work. 

Freemasonry Exposed, 



Light on Freemasonry, 




Dr. John C. Emely of Racine Co., Wis. 




Westfleld College, 

Wostneld, Clark Co., IU, 

etc. They plnnted the 
ddoo near the door of tlie church, mi! 
immenced firing, following up every 
scharge, of which there were many, 
by beat of drum and music of the fife, 
Thia unprecedented aud uuhal 
d distuibance of a literary and re- 
closed my lecture, during which at one 
ne they shoved up one or two of tho 
ndows, and once or twice burst or 
rew open the doors of the church, 
had to make the greatest possible ex- 
lion to be heard. The disturbance 
ntinued some time alier the lecture. 

Jas Andrus, J Alennder, 
strong, G F Albrccbt, R An 
K Alwood, F'W Allen.A Ale! 
C Allaben, J Alderman, S / 
P Barnes, J W Baldridge, C J 
ard, (2J J M Bishop, J R Bai 
Bancrofi, S B ivlet 
Baker, P Bruce. ( 

.1 S II.,! I» 


E Bre 



of the r 


hen thrown out by , 
that I should fare w 
to lecture there ag 
however, thinking it my 
on the Wednesday ful 
\<-r tlie second lecture 

f one, wilh addition- 
play of flags. The 
rioters' w-re double or treble the number 
of the night before; and bb they toot 
their stand on the steps of the church 
and appeared determined to proceed to 
grosser acts of violence than they had 
done on the previous evening, 1 
Yeomans, and a few pother frte 
thought it best lo yield up, for t 
night at least, our civil and religious 


ever, did n 

jt appe 


hey fired i 

aeir ear 


and kept the 

drum*-' and 

ifee in 

play almost iace 

santly (ill n 

ear eleven o 

clock at nigh 

and among 

other e 


t Bpecimens 



ss, b 

sat the rogue 


tune near t 

door of Mr 



under who 

truly noup 

able roof I 

was then e 

with him ar 

ueveral oth 

r gent 


on the ru 

ind uncivilized sta 


things exhib 

for it makes me feel sickish to amell 

and that's all; aud I do love papi 
And Bhe sobbed as if her loving little 

hueband, his face crimsoned with a 

For tlie week past he had been in the 
habit of stopping a few moments at 
the house of a friend, who had just re- 
turned from a voyage to Europe, and 
had a great many interesting things to 

Bingham, Mary 
Banks, E A Baker, S M Bull, John 
Breden. Q W Black, R Berry, A J Bab- 
cock, Bickford, Mary Clow, C Croul, 
W N Coffman, P Clark, J L Condon,A 
Cowley, Rev A Coleman, W C Cooder, 
L Clapp, M Cushman, John Crabs. 
Z E Churchi'.l, D Cover, W J Car- 
T B CaltoQ, B Chalfant, Thoa 
Chalfanl, Thos Clark, A Carlton, C M 
Doolittle, J 
Dodd, Thos DumpB, P J Dill, E P Em- 
P Erwin, E Ensigu, John 
Finley, A L Fox, J M Fry, D T Farn- 
J Ford, J Foy, John Ferrier.A 
A B Gorhara, E I Grinnell, 
C Garber, E J Gooriey, M Good, G. 
Grove, Thos Gibbs, B Gould, Jol 
Glen, S P Hoy, A C Higgins, Ch 
Howard, E J Hayes. W H Haskin, M 
A Harrison, F B Hyiand, H H Hmman 
E H Hunting, Clark Harris, John Hi 
ner, Wra Hargrave, J Harver, H Hurl 
out, Aea Haskitis, H Hubbard, J PHol 
brook, J 9 Hickman, J F Hollister, E 
B Johns, A J Jenkius, Danl Jones, Eli 
J Jackaon, D Kirkpatrick, Mrs L Koap- 
fenberger. Wm Le.vis.AJ Louiieubick, 
R Unning, A H Law, Wrr Longwell, 
T T Linn, D R Lewia, 8 K Livingston, 
John G Miller, D C McLaren, H C 
Miller, A Mclntire, R H Moray, D Mc- 
Nulty, W Milligao, Mrs P A Morgan, 
M McLoulh, Rv John Miller, F C Mar- 
tin. A A Mower. A Milter, H Molden, 
Mtiodhenk, "J McKelvey, A J 
,wn, W P MvNary* I N 
(dels, S Needels, S G 
D Olmsted. J H Pesoook, J S 
Job Powers. Frank Pease, John Ban- 
low, S L Phelps, Aaron Pliipps, J M 
Phelps, S Pease, H H Robinson. C H 
Ramer, J P R-iad, C W Rarick, W 
xShunk, J P Stoddard, Ueo Stevenson, 
TR Shiner, W M ftevenwD, J B L 
Smith, A Siitf.'!. S Sha.ff-r.K Skinner, 

if it CHn be any long 

Masonic Books, 




Walsh's Review of Freemasonry. 


Finney on Masonry. 


Sersard's Appendix to tight on Masonry 





mim iuhvu t: ths tmi 



..rk. if 

.1 ss r .. 


Slifiltuob, j 
D 8[ratlor>. 
Jobn Siuart. John LmiCh, B 3herk, W 
W smith, A Stedmao, Jno Tur&bull, 
Wm Troup, RoSt. Thompson, C A 
' Tompki 

I W Waltolt, JEW 
mao, Thos Whifflo, L WooJruH. Wm 
Whilakcr. J H Wolford, Mrs A W Wil 
ex, W S W.lliam,, H M While, Jai 

Richardson's Monitor of Fieesw;, 

Letters on Masonry, 





. L ..- 1 1 1- 1 > «iiy 
iry ougl ■ ' 
led by 


^iu^lc <■ 


Is Mystic lie ot 


PUICE, 1 Copy aOats. 





Duncan's Uisoiic Ritual mi Monitor, 

A Seceding Mason of 21 degrei 

Light on Freemasonry, 


The Christian Cynosure. 


"In Secret Have I Said JVothing'. "— Jei 


VOL VI. NO 11. 


WHOLE NO. 141 

The Christian Cynosure. 

No. U Wftllfwli ATCime, Chicago. 


s Keftft 

Tlie melancholy d-.'ath of young Mr. 
Legselt. » .twlenl .1 the Cornell Uni- 

versity, has undoubtedly occasioned a 
great deal of thought in every college 
in the country upon secret societies. 
Prof. Wilder, of Cornell, has written a 
very careful and serious letter, in which 
he Btrongly opposes them, plainly stat- 
ing their great disadvantages, and cit- 
ing the order of Jesuits "a the most 
powerful and thoroughly orgi 


one in which their character and tenden- 
cy may beat be observed. Tne debate re- 
calls the history of the Auli-maaonic 
excitement in this couatry, which is, 
however, seldom mentioned in recent 
years, bo that the fact:, may not be fa- 
in the year 182b", William Morgan, 
living in Batavia, in the western part 
of New York, near Buffalo, was sup- 
posed lo intend the publication of a 
book which would reveal the secrets ol 
Masonry. The Masons in the vicinity 
were angry, and resolved to prevent 
the publication, and made several forci- 
ble but ineffective attempts for that 
purpose, On the 1 1 lb of September, 
1826, a parly of persons from Canan- 
daigua c ime to Batavia and procured 
the arrest of Morgan upon a criminal 
charge, and he was carried to Canan- 
daigua for examination. He waa ac- 
quitted, but was immediately arrested 
on a civil process, upon which an exe- 
cution was issued, and he was impris- 
lie waa discharged at the 
instance of those who had caused his 
arrest, and wan taken from the jail af- 
ter nine o'clock in the evening. Those 
who had obtained the discharge in- 
stantly seized him, gagged and bound 
him, an 1 throwing him into a carriage, 
hurried iff to Rochester. By relays 
of horses and by different hands he 
was borne along, until he was lodged 
in the magazine of Fort Niagara, at 
the mouth of the Niagara river. 


those that bad preceded it, had arousec 
and indnnc-d the minds of the peopli 
in Batavia and the neighborhood. A 
committee was appointed at a publii 



might be found. They could discover 
only that Morgan hud been seized upon 
his diacharge in Cauandaigua and bur- 
ned off lowurd Rochester; but, beyond 
that, nothing. The excitement deep- 
ened and spread. A great crime hac 
apparently been committed, and it wai 
bidden in absolute secrecy. Othei 
meetings were held in other towns ant 
other committees were appointed, ant 
both meetings and committees wen 
composed of men of both political par 
ties. Investigation showed that Ma 
sons only were implicated in the crime 
and that scarcely a Muaon aided the in 
quiry; that many Masons ridiculed and 
even justified the offense; that the 
commilteea were taunted with their la- 
ability lo procure the punishment o 
the offenders in courts where judges, 
Bheriffi, juries, and witnesaes were Ma 
sons; that witnesses disappeared; thai 
the committees were reviled; and grad- 
ually Masonry itself was held responsi- 
ble for the mysterious doom of Mor- 

The excitement became a frenzy. 
The Masons were haled and denounced 
as the Irish were in Lindon aft r the 

; the I'll 


, fury. In Jai 


en arrested were tried, and it was 
ped that the evidence at their trials 
mid clear the mystery. But tliey 
pleaded guilty, and this hope was baf 
Meanwhile a body of delegates 
from the various committees met at 
iton to ascertain the fate of Mor- 
and they discovered that in or 
Llit- in ijazine in which he had be had been put to death. 
His book, with its revelations, bad been 
published, ami what was not told was 
irae declared to be infinitely worse 
the actual disclosures. The ex- 
jii t now became political. It was 
alleged that Masonry held itself supe- 

loyal lo their Masonic oaths than 


therefore, was held t 

i fatal fot 

ral lo 

;-troyi*d ; 


in the spring of 1827, 
were excluded from 
ext general election 
the Ami-masons nominated a separate 
ticket, and they carried the counties of 



t both the great pat 

thousand votes, against one hundred 
,nd twenty eight-thousand for Mr. 

Wirt for the presidency. The 

an.! xmldHt! I<_'ht urn! mystcr s 

is from forms invisible, and then 
mystic signs and clasps and mottoes, 
whole to conclude" with the best 
supper that the treasurv can afford. 
Literary brotherhood, philosophic fra- 
ternity, intellectual emulation, these 
the noble names by which ft the 
youth deceive themselves and allure 
men; but the real business of the 
society is to keep the secret, and to 
it all the members possible from the 
teriog class. 

Each society, of course gets "the 
best fellows." Every touter informs the 
.How Freshman that all men of char- 
ter and talent hasten lo join his soci- 
ety, and impresses the fresh iuiagina- 
with the names of the famous hon- 
orary members. The Freshman, if be 

rally wonders how the youth, win, 
undeniably commonplace in the 
daily intercourse uf college, should be- 
such lofty beings in the hall of 
et society; or, more probibly, he 
thinks of nothing but the sport or the 
ysterious incentive to a studious and 
higher life which" iheiaocietyjs to fur- 
iUh. He feels the passionale'curiosity 

the zeal of the hermelical philosophy. 
He would learn more than Rosicrucian 
lore. That is a vision soon dispelled. 
But the earnest curiosity changes into 
esprit du corps, and the mischief is 
that the secrecy and the society feel- 
ing are likely to take precedence of the 

,lly desirable motives in college. 

ere is a hundredfold greater zeal to 

masonic elec 

oral ticket 

was adopted 

by the Nation 

il Republ 


nd the 

union became 

the Whig 



n 1838 elected Mr. Sewa 



Hew York, an 

d in 1840 Gen. Harrison 

'resident of t 

he United States. 

The spring 

of this triu 


t politi- 


society. Many of the most distinguish- 
ed political names of Western New 
York, including Millard Fillmore, Wm. 
H. Seward, Thurlow Weed, Francis 
Granger, James Wadeworth, George 
W. Patterson, were asaociated wilh it, 
us the larger portion of the Whig 
party was merged in the Republican, 
ominant party of to-day haa a 
n lineal descent from the feelings 
id by the abduction of Morgan 
from the jail at Canandaigua. And as 


quent upon it stigmatized Masonry, sc 
it liy for a long time moribund, 

and although revived in later years, 
cannot hope to regain its old import' 
,nce. so the death of young Leggett it 
ikely to wound fatally the system o 

The young man was underi/omiT mi 

ciety. He 



gave way or th-y slipped and fell fr 
.In- precipice, and L*-gget was so 
jured that he died in two hours. Thi 
was was no allegation or suspicion of 
blame. There waa, indeed, an attempt 
of some enemies of the Cornell Uni- 
versity — a hostility due either to sup- 
posed conflict of interests or sectarian 
jealousy — lo stigmatize the institution, 
but it failed instantly and utterly. In- 
deed, General Leggett, of the Patent- 
office in Washington, the father of the 

very noble and touching letter to shield 
the university and the companions of 
his son from blame or responsibility, 
He would not allow bis grief to keep 
him silent, when a word could avert 
injustice, and bis modest magnanimity 
won for bis sorrow the tender sympa- 
thy of all who read his letter. 

Every collegian knows that there it 
no secrecy whatever in what is callec 
a secret society. Everybody knows, 
not in particular, but in general, tba 1 
ts object is really "good fellowship,' 
with the charm of mystery added 

i all 

senlially the same— that there are 
uin jii.ioncal jokeB of initiation — 
ings in blankets, layings in coffins, 
plngi in cold water, stringent 

3 thai 

■ gen 

lege honors. And if the 
purpose be, admirable, why, as Pro- 
fessor Wilder asks, the secrecy? What 
■e can the secret society do for the 
UectUil or social training of the 
lent than the open society i Has 
secret society in an American col- 
lege done, or' it do, more for the 
telligent young man than the Union 
Debating Society at the English Cam- 
bridge University, or the similar club 
Oxford) There Mtcauley, Gladstone, 
e Austins, Charles Buller, Tooke, 
lis. and the long illustrious list of 
.ted and able Englishmen were 
lined, a d in the only way that mau- 
ly minds can be trained, by open, free, 
nerous rivalry and collision. The 
mber of a secret society in college 

■eally c 


'.Il '01 


depends upon luck, not upon merit, 
vhile it has the capital disadvantage of 
reeling false standards of measurment 
,o that the Mu iVu, man can .not be 
just to the hero of the Zeta Ma. The 
secrecy is a spice that that overbears 
food. The mystic paraphernalia 
relic of the baby-house, which n 
generous youth disdains 

;re is, indeed, an agreeable sentt- 
in the veiled friendship of the 


- wuls. But as students aie 

y enter college, because cf thf 
higher standard of requirement, it i 
probable that the glory of the secre 
y is already waning, and that the 

the open arenas of frauk and manly 
nlelleclual contests, involving no ex- 
pense, no disspiation, and no perilous 
;emptation ia returning. At least 
ihere will now be an urgent question 
imong many of the beet men In col- 
lege whether it ought not to return. 

—Some of our brethren who are so 
well convinced about the virtues of the 
"minor secret societies," may obtain 
some crumbs of consolation from the 
consistency of members of these fra- 
ternities. Governor elect of Wiscon- 
sin, Taylor, is a Good Templar, yet he 
was elected by the whisky interest. 
We have aeen with our own eyes an 

soon nfter the organization of a lodge 
of Good Templars there. An eastern 

to prohibition, when he waa at once 
deserted by his choir composed of 
Gnod Templars. A membership of 

such Christians would soon £50 to ruin. 
— Telescope. 

Yates Citt, III. Nov. 14th, 1873. 

Mr. Eoitor:— In my last letter I 
promised you that I would in this 
show how the thing is .lone in the Elm- 
wood lodge. But before going any 
farther I wish to say to your readers 1 
should not expose any of these tilings if 
they were not encouraged by the 
Grand Master. I consider his refusal to 
investigate such things as being equiv- 
alent to giving hie 1 fficial sanction to a 
process by which hundreds of objec- 
tionable candidates can be and proba- 
bly are smuggled into the Masonic fra- 

Once upon a time, while Doctor J. 
£. Secord was W. M, of Horeb lodge, 
No. 363, of Eimwood, the lodge was 
called upon to vote on the petition of a 
black-leg to be made 
a Mason. G. W. Smith, who is as in- 
dependent as any Mason can be (some 
pretend that when a man is un- 
be independent) 

in his 

and held up his black ball so that all 
present could see it before he deposited 
it. Now. according to Masonic law 
this rejection would hold good for one 
year. But the next thai, Smith heurd 
of him was that he was a Master Ma- 
imber of the lodge and had 


in let 

Smith waa of course very much sur 
prised, but could see no help for it and 
concluded be might just as well keep 
his mouth shut in regard to it as to 
make any comp'aint. Some time af- 
terward Smith found out bow It was 
done. It was in this way. The lodge 
called upon lo vote on another ] 
n and the candidate was reject! 
rif everything connected with l 
b.illoting had been don* according 

uld I 

place for them. And then Jack gotin- 
a foolish habit of black-balling near- 
ly every candidate," (The doctor did 

Jick was the one who was bUck-cmlling 
the candidates) "Idelermined tottet 
.round bis objection . So I pretended lo 
lose the lodge; as soon a* Jack was gone 
I opened ag iin and had thi candidate 
d and initiated." In my last lel- 
you I think I closed at the point 
when I had just made at) amicable set- 
nt wilh Benj. Kersey and left 
.iider the Impression that I in- 
d to drop the eulject 1 whs 
obliged lo accept his statement that he 
mded bis order to the deacon to 
the box without black-balls, al- 
though such statement was contradicted 
neral witnesses; and the deacon 
aid, "That is too thin." Kersey 
appeared to be perfectly willing lo ac- 
pt my statement that I had made a 
iirge against him, not for the pur- 
se of injuring him, but be- 
use I could see no other 
way of obtaining nn investigation; and 
I could not help thinking that such 
natters ought lo be investigated. 1 
;laimed (and he allowed my claim) that 
f I was obliged to allow that be bad 
merely madea slight mistake, he should 
i.low that I had only made a mistake 
n my proceedings, and lhat I was ac- 
tuated by the best of motives, 

It haa just occurred to my mind that 
said something in my first letter 
about objection being lodged against 
the advancement of Thcs. Kersey in 
such a way that it could not be evaded. 
I will now show you how near tbeW. 
M. came to evading it. The objection 
was lodged by CharleB D. North, the 
second one who refused to vote before 
black-balls were procured, and who 
says he voted what he supposed to be 
a black-ball after black-balls were pro- 
cured. The W. M. demanded his rea- 
sons for objecting, and was answered 

possible for the W. M. or any one tlse 
to know who cast the black ballot. But 

by the W. M. that Doct. W. M. Swish- 
er was the man. The W. M. closed 
the lodge in due form to remain closed 

unless sooner convened by orderof the 
W. M. The lights were blown outand 
all hands left the hail. A-s they were 
leaving some one nudged Smith and 
said in a whisper, *.' Coma back again, 
Wash, after a little and we will have 
some fun." Smith, being in for any 
harmless sport. went back in a few min- 
utes, the door was closed and lock- 
ed and ail was darkness and ai- 
until Doct. Swisher (who 
Smith says "smelled a rat") came 
back and gave the door three powerful 
kicks. Being unable to gain admission 
he went about his business. The hall 
was lighted up; the lodge opened in 
due form; ihe candidate was ballotted 
for, elected and initiated in due form; 
and more than all that he was by spec- 
ial dispensation from the Grand Master 

a Mai 

in tbrt 


Now for Doct. Harry Steele. Soo 
after I had received the Grand Master' 
refusal to investigate charges agaiue 
Benj, Keney, I was in Eimwood. an 
I asked an old acquaintance of min 

posted Mason in town. He referred 
me to Doct. Harry Steele. I went 
his office and had a long talk with bl 
about the charge that I had made 

) grauni 

for 1 



d lhat unless the Grand Mastei 
could be made to see the necessity 
an investigation 1 might as well drop it, 
He had considerable t" fay about tht 
W. M.'b prerogatives and exemptions 
from criticism. I remember distinctly 
about his claiming that all aubordii 
officers must obey the W. M.'s on 
whether such orders were lawful <>i 
awful, He then went on to tell 
how he evaded Jack Wood's- objection 
to the initiation of a certain Candida 
Said hf„ "Jack got religion a year 
two ago. and he made « complete n 
sance of himself by exhorting the Lie 
ren during refreshment (inlermissio 
Now such things are all very well 
their places, but a Masonic lodge is 



r buei 

the sto: 
;ed Pier© 

■ of Ker 

to me the doclnmof objectio 
did so thus: "When a brot 
objection to the advancemei 
brother he must make his obji 
the W, M. giving his res 

f the W. M thinks .such ressons 
good be fetays proceedings, otherwise 
he proceeds notwithstanding such ob 
jection." I asked Pierce to show me 
his copy of the Grand Lodge by laws, 
pointed out to him section 49 and 
asked him if he would be pleased to 
be governed by it. No more at pres- 
ent. From youis truly. 

W. H. Rodisson. 

A Kim ark able Renunciation. 

A correspondent of the Free Metho 

be praiaed that the blood of Jesus 
Christ yet purgeth the consciences of 
men from "dead works." The let 

Our quarterly meeting was largely 
attended. The Spirit inspired in 
preaching. On Saturday evening 
the M. E. preacher appointed to this 
work, arose after the sermon and en- 
dorsed the remarks on secret societies 
len made a public and formal re- 
lion of Masonry. He bad procured 
lit from the lodge not long before 
and expressed his intention of leaving. 
He said that Finney had given a true 
expose of the Mister Mason'a degree, 
which was as far as be had climed the 
Masonic ladder; and he doubted not 
that the mysteries had been divulged 
up to the topmost rung. He said lhat 
death was the penalty of the step he 
had taken, and added "if I suddenly 


He assure 

the M. E. Church, but stay and 
reform it. Hib exposure and renui 

quently made. He naturally, of cou 
cleaved to the Free Methodist brethi 
He attended our meeting on Sunday 
evening and at the close insisler 
that wife and I should go homt 
wilh him. Hesaid that the demonstra- 
tions on Saturday evening had tried 

1, but lhat Ihe Lord had taken I 
hand that day on the way lo 
and put him thiol 


md sin: 

and now he could say, "Amen, 
let God work ashes, ea fit." O1M01- 
day moming at family piajfiB he wa* 
probtriiltd on the floor some two hour--, 
while he gnaned, wept, praised and 
lUghod: 11 received n communicn- 
on on lhat day apprising him ll at 
preachers in M. E. Church who did 
ot hold their tongues about Mn-ODry, 
ere unacceptable, and could receive 
nly the lowe«t-rate appointments. 
his referred to men who had never 
een Masons, Our brother thought, 
What, ihen, will be the fate of him 
ho has oeen a Mason and denounces 
!" On Monday evening he told the 

Church was the only a-ylum for mch 
he. He asked my coun-el as to join- 
;, I said, Uo lo the Lord,— go to 



fail back on the authorities, and appeal 
Thou, Lord, dids't set mo here." 

On Thursday 


ly and clearly giving his reasons. The 

M. E. class leader, a good man, bade 

God ppeed. The class leader, who 

of the most thorough and powerful ex- 
ons we ever heard against secrel- 
od popular religion. We are glad 


t of truth goet 



.iea. has cuuehed hia L 

rushed into the columna of the Trib 

The ch irming simplicity with 

h he uncovers his weak side to 

isuess of the exigencies of his 

a, make on* feel pity, and a sort 

of shame in attacking Mm. . Having 

red that "nearly half of the mem- 

of college faculties, if not a Isrg- r 

pioporlion, at lenst in New Eng'ainl. 

were in their cullege days, members of 

tliefe organ izaiions," he gravely argues 

"Toahow the position which these s^ 
cietii s hold ivhere they arc es'ablislie.l. 
1 will give you some figures in regard 
to the prizes, honors, etc, taken here 

of the last thirty yeare' honors The 
last catalogue of the college issued in 
November, 1872, contained the names 
of 20S students, of whom about 126 

rith 1 


' 142, 

more than one-half, were either mem- 
bers of the anti-secret society or of 
none. The number of prizes given by 
the college was 40; the nu 



prising leas than une-half of the colleif 
more than three-fourths 
the whole number given. The valm 
of all the prires given was $1,1G4, 
wuich secret society men took f958 
leaving $309, less than one-fifth 
'he whole amount, for the element em 
braring more than one-halfthe c liege 
And if these are not enough, I migh 
cite the fact that of the first fillet; 
honors given at the last commence 

, that of the ten Phi Bet 
last year, the 

Jiolars in 

their class, eight were secret society 
men; that The Amherst Student and 
other college publications have been 
founded, supported, and almoa! wholly 
edited by the same element ; lhat from 
this element are selected the orators 
and poets of the diflVrenl classes, &t\ 

Does not the writer know that this 
ia the very objection urged agiinst all 
artificial "fraternities," that they draw 
an undue proportion of social distinc 
tions and advantages to their memben 
to the disadvantage and injury of oth 
er men. The discovery that Freema 
sons, though a small minority of the 
whole people, held a large mnj>rily of 
ihe offices in the gift of the peopli 
was a chief motive of the Anti-mason 

■ xctement of forty years ag.» The 
eminent John Q linoy Adams, /uoile 
princtpt among American statesmen 
of his day or since, thus ill istralea the 
operations of the "cr»ft:' 

"UoBton, lo speak in round nunr* 
bers, Ins len thousand oltliene qurtli- 


nl Co. 


■e, one thousand may b; M if one. 
ton had last year sixty-three rmm- 
1 in the House. Of iheae by rela- 
proportion of numbers, there should 

v many were there! Nearly thirty, 
. In the county of Worcester. 

re are say ten thousand citizens eli- 
gible lo the Senate. One tenth ofthat 
•■r may be Masons; — one member 
■N'liati.' iv, mid h" more than their 


: tbei 

they have five out of six. Now if the 
Freemasons of Woresater county were 

oider of nobility, exclusively eligible 
to seals in the 8c n ite, what would bo 
the d ff rence of the remit from thnt 
which is there effected V— Address to 
the People <•/ Afaaxacli 



of the 

in sweeps along with it. the defense 
up by this writer, like a i-qu«dronof 


It hai 

been our charge that thfl college fra- 
ternities, by introducing an organized 
selfish Interest into college life, influ- 
ence and control the bestowmenl of 

the gift of the Btudenls, and even those 
which are awardad by the faculty. 
The fact that an honest mind will not 
yield conaciouHly to an Improper influ- 


should I),- 11 

Another Voice n-.ilnsl the Lodge. 

Among the j -uniali which sjr.ik 

he able organ of the R formed Ol.u-ch, 
rubliahed at Cmcinna'i. the Christian 
World, whose voice has been so uni- 
formly for the good and agamatevil. 
ast number of the World 00 
following editorial under the 

Speaking of ibe L-getl case in par- 
;lar. the Springfield (Maas.) Repub- 
lican embraces the opportunity to say 

We shall get over secret societies 
we are getting over a good many 
other childish things.' 

We shall get over them surely, but 


tof I 


There is bo use i 

their practical workings, essei 
True, a few Old Test- 
id incidents ar« made 1 
beyond that everything is 
The religion of Jesus Christ i 

1 denying 

Hundreds of their 
ihe supremacy of 
the talvation of I 

Chnsii'iniU should lend I 


lency is to undermine the foundations 
,nd limit the usefulness of the Cbrist- 
an church. It is a still greater mya- 
ery, aye, a marked inconsistency, that 
ncn who are forever holding up the 
irdinances and institutions of the church 
md the ne plus utti a of her advantages 
ire, with perhaps eqmd zeal, aiding 
nd abetting societies, heathen in origin 
md infidel in tendency. 

The foregoing is plain, outspoken 
ruth, worthy ihe utterance of the or- 
-an of the R form d Church— bet'er 


rnily i 

R-form.-d Church." We 
ihe Christian World as b no- 

question ol aecrot seriates. 
i,e above trumpet gives no 
sound. — T:U&cope. 

— How far Jesuit theology baa be- 
come the ruling teaching of ihe church 
of Home, may he seen.from the fact, re- 
cently stated, thai the treatise of Per- 
roue, a distinguished Jesuit theolog- 
ian, on Dogmatic Theology, has paBaed 
through no less than one-hundred and 
twenty-two editions. 


The Christian Cynosure. 

: lilcu-o, Tnetdnr, Jan. 

o wish All the Readers ol the Cyno- 
sure, Old and Younz, n Happy, IThi-TiiI 

The great trouble with ns all is that 
we do not take time for soberly consid 
ering the effect of the wo.k that we an 
doing as regards the pint and the fii 
two. It ia wiill to meditate at the ap 

i there will I 

. nit-, 

Let us look over the prospects of the 
Anti-masonic reform. 

It naturally divides itself into the 
tionid work comprising under that head 
the Annual meetings ol the National 
Association, the labors of Ihe Genera 
Agent, \h._-ChrM-n Cu'iosur? ?.u-l Hi. 
work of theorems of the churches, in 
cluding.also the work of the Ckri&ttai 
Statesman; the Btate work aud tin 
oounty and town wor! 


men from the snares of Si 

It is impossible to bring a clean thin; 
out of an unclean and if the hearts o 
men are full of unsubdued depravity 
and if they 

and fa's* r- liL'ion 
;n a Christian and a pagan con 
nercy of God will allow thei 

fully t 

thank our friends who hnve 
n us such good letters. We w'sh 
the CynoBure was large enough tc 
print every one of them and we eepec- 
-"y thank those faithful and holy met 

ping thereby 
in "f the paper. 

We say to all those who read the pa- 
per weekly r.nd approve it,but go al-oul 
pations making nc 
;tend the principles 
they approve: 

lii! T.ei iill Hie R'nil within you 

Onl right .nnwm.1 fur the right." 
We think that the Anti-masonic ele 
;nt in the United States should ht 
represented in the great Centennial 
Exhibition to be open foreeyen month: 
' i Philadelphia in 1876. Arrange. 
ents are every day being mud'.' for 
greit national exhibition. 
:ars is a short time for ub to prepare 
jibing worthy of the cause we i 
■eale, for that occasion. 
What shall we do? How shall 
do it! We wish all of our readi 
who have any thoughts on this subject 

make a full and terrible demonstration 
of that fact and then destroy them as r 
nation and as a Christian church. 
So. clearly, our first duty is prayer 

lollowing Christ? Ii 
the beam cam out of our own eye! 
Dowo keep the Sabbath holy! Do we, 
with untiring perseverance, search the 
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 Bpeak the exacl 
truth! Arc we ''providing things hon- 
est in the sight of all men," ourselves 
included! Do we keep the Golder 
Rule ! Do we, in all rejects keep thi 
body, its appetites and passions, under! 

of our ability that charity which it- 
bond of perfectness, loving God ' 
every moral, mental and physical pow- 
er he has given us and our neighbor, 
every neigbb< 

public life! If 
mence our work in this Antimasoric 
reform, for the new year with our own 
hearts; and as the hearts of our read- 
era are healing in all parts of our coun- 
try, from Canada, Maine, Minnesota 
and other sta'es in the North and East 
to MissUUppi, the territories. Oregon 
and Californiaon the West and South, 
this will be a national anti-secrecy work, 
a positive, personal snd r.vlieal promot- 
ing of the urinctples which underlie our 
opposition to the secret orders. 

After attending to this, home effort 
which is within the reach of all of up, 
let us do what we can iu strengthening 
other agemii-s in this Antimas'ini.' move- 
ment. The National Anniversary meet- 
ing will be held in Syracuse, commenc- 
ing Tuesday, June "2nd., and will ad- 
journ on Thursday, June 4th, for a Na- 
tional Political Mass Meeting. Pray 
for these meetings and do all you can 
to have your locality represented at 
them. Collect all the facts and statist 
ica concerning the secrecy and 

developed to give it ti 

the Christian Staksnvmi Do 

Pittsburg on Feb.4 
and 5. TbeJTel'escope, The Wesleyan, 
The Free Methodist, Watchman and 
Refiecter, The National Bantist, the 
United Presbyterian and many othei 
papers are ddng a great and goot 
work for the church in this reform. 

Of the State, County and Town work 
as well as of all the other departments 
you will read from time to time in our 

And we close our New Year's greet- 
ing by again asking you to get agents 
for the Cynosure, to work every wit 
Mling ho"ks ami L iking suhseripti 
Be sure to send none but those 
are trustworthy into the work, and then 
sustain them. Every minister, lawye: 
and doctor ought to iea'] the Cynosure 
Every farmer who has heard of such i 
thing as a grange ought to read th 
paper for at least a year. There an 
more than one huudred thousand dol- 
lars used up in the grange which would 

spent upon the Cynosure. Will you 
do all you can to prevent the conl 
ance of this waste! 

Looking forward joyfully to a 
of self-denying, micc:-seIuI work 
Olin.-t and bis kingdom, we are 
friends and co-laborers, 

Ezra A. Cook & Co., Piil.iish.--t 

icalily e 

We v 

The work of lecturers 
opening new fields, whicl 
for help in the shape of i 

l. We wish all parents, who rend 
this article and have Bright, enterpris- 
ing boys and girls who want to earn a 
little money, would tell 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 to work on every possible 

the persistent co-operation of our 
friends to Keep the Cynosure even from 
losing ground. 

The paper, our readers will rejoice to 
know, is now entirely out of debt. But 

fall sadly inlodebt during the long hot 

ly dwindle. 

Will you not canvas yourself if possi- 

truslworthy young men or women or 
children in the way to work for the 
Cynosure and encourage and superin- 
tend and aid them! You may accom- 
plish much in this way. Do not rest 
until every family w ' 

a of 




...Ight) 1 '" th.- Mai.-'ol N- « Y-..L 



s obituary of Mooi 
i at Mr. Greene as "the High 
of Anti-masonry," and speaks ol 
nti-mnsooic discipline with biller- 
ind contempt We shall soon be 
I the writer's judgment will be 
reversed. The preservation of Mr- 
Greene, David Bernard, Gerrit Smith, 
ther veterans, is wonderful. We 
hope they may be permtted to meet us 
Syracuse next June, the month of 
flowers. They will soon be where flow- 


;iven in their names at offices open 
d by the leaden of the working men 
of Chicago, who claim to be out of em- 
ployment and needing bread. Aud the 
Tribune says that the proper method 
of dealing with this mass of hungry la 
s is the problem of the hour. Mis- 
ery, though the fruit of sin, has a valid 
laim to compassion, and hunger it 
nisery. But bankrupts in the busi 
less of life, like financial bankrupts, 
hould be held to give account of then 

and i 


marshalled and drilled by a set 
venturers at whose word they 

Now for 

been enormously high 
and work of all kinds abundant in CI 
cago. For a considerable period co: 
mon mechanics, carpenters, stone-ci: 
ters, etc., had five dollars per day, 
about fifteen hundred dollars per yei 
pud promptly from the capital whi 
flowed in to rebuild the burnt ci' 
What has become of those earnings! 
Most of the 0000 labor era, if not all of 

more inlid'l elubs and i 
The leaders of these st 
many of thei 

a of c 

Nimv Feature* for 1*74. 

These are many and 
sim^lt- ni'-riiion of lln-in 

1st. Opinions from 

These will be pub 
lishedat an early day. 

2nd. A series of letters from W. H. 
Robinson, late member in good stand- 
ing of Yates City Lodge, (111). These 
letters reveal much of the actual opera- 
lions of the lodge system, and aie re- 

3d. A department will be immedi- 
ately opened for the monthlyconcert of 
prayer -.suggested in lite editorials, for 
which any items oT encouragement to 
prayer are requested. 

4th. A department for the Anniver- 
sary, where will he found suggestions 
as to topics for discunsion, management. 
and other matters connected with the 
approaching Seventh National Conven- 

5th. A query column, to which will 
be referred the hundreds of dark and 

political management, 

s .ind correspondents from all over the 
country, who shall send short letters, 
newspaper clips, etc., and thus enli 

the Cyni --- 

ind aid the refon 

i fixed 

The National Anhh 
for June 2d. next. The Executive 

Committee decided that the opening 
session Bhould bo held on Tuesday 
evening, with a preliminary devotional 
meeting iu the afternoon as last year. 
In (he meanwhile leL there be no delay 
in appointing d< I- g'dea from every auxil- 
iary association and every church whose 
sympathizers are with the reform, 

Hon. Sam'l D. Greene writes us a 
very interesting letter. He sends us a 
box of printed matter, hound newspa- 
per volumes, etc., containing the cur- 
rent history of the Morgan struggle, in 
which he bore a conepicous part. A 
man said to him; ''So old (80), and 
fi-.ditini.' Masonry yet!" "Yes," replied 
Mr. Greene, "while Hive I shall fi^ht 
tbe cause of the powers of dark- 
ness under the cross, as my Saviour 
did upon it." He sends us an obituary 
of Charles W. Moore, clipped from the 
Boston Journal. This Moore is lauded 
through an entire column of the Jour- 
nal as the moat voluminous Masonic 
writer of bis time. It elates that he 
was never out of Masonic office from 
the day he first bcame a lodge officer, 
through his long life. But if he did 

ndedjmen of lei- 
work, if even they have ever et 
day's bread honestly acquired. ( 
the chief speakers of the Chicago labor- 
er's eineute is the well known son of ai 
avowed infidel preacher, banker anc 
bankrupt, who has never " labored, 
working with his own hands;" and hai 
neither the wisdom or experience requi 
Bite to advise laborers. These men o 
leisure manipulate the working men,ai 
drovers the cattle in stock-yards; anc 
live an the earnings of the men tbej 

The initiation fees alone of these Bh 
thousand laboring men, into a MaBonh 
lodge, would coat the sum of (ftre. 
hundred thmisnnd dollars; a Bum ade- 
quate to feed eyery member of their 
families until spriug. Aud if the s 
spent by these 0000 poor laborers 
grog aliops could be ascertained i 
added, doubtless it would swell 


paid within a yei 


ice the fire. 

e one hundred and fifty secret so 
s, published in the Chicago Direi 
, to which these starving men bel 

And i 

the wolf of want comes, thej 
ing the. Christian aid soci 
threatening, (some of them) 
bowel the Relief Society in the style of 
Masonic oaths; supply their famtliet 
and send the bills to the Mayor of thei 
own choosing, that the city property 
holders may pay them. 

The case is just this. In 
family of boys, the prodigal so 
ingspuat their living with harl 
back on the thrifty and virtuo 
hers of the fa 



property; which process begun, 
be repeated, tilt in a little while there 
would be no property to divide, 
hunger of starving people, mi 
course be fed. But, unless theca 
removed, Chicago muBl become a 
and the United States, France. 

TnK State Lectukb W 
a lengthy and serious consideration ii 

tee Last week. The committee person 
ally and through that General Agen 
bave urireil this feature of the work a 
one promising the greatest success, am 
will continue their efforts until lh< 
country is thoroughly oigaoized. Thi 
cannot be done without the financial aid 
of every friend who can raise a dolls 
or a dime to sustain it. The followin 
p'solulionn, partly instructive to agent 
already in the field, were adopted: 

The committee are well satisfied with 
the labors of our agent, Rev. J. T. 
Kiggins, in this state, and particularly 
in effecting the state and county organ 
iznlioiis. Weinstruct ourGeneral Agent 
to correspond wins Mi. lu;;gins loin-lung 
the pledges made for lecturing purpos- 
es in Indiana and report the result to 
this committee: and we request the 
officers of the Slate Association 

ompt payment 

Resolved, That the Comi 

judge that at least $1,000 anon 

used for lecturing purposes in Ihi 

of Wisconsin during the year 

d the state agent, Rev. H. H 

n, is hereby instructed to u 

table efforts by public contribi 

t especially through private s 

n to obtain pledges for tbe 

ntioned amount 

Resolved, that we learn with gren 
leasure that our New York State aui 
iary has undertaken tbe support of 
.ate lecturer, and that Mr. Z. Weave 

id do like i 

Others on Illinois and Ohio 

lopted and will be pnblished so< 


After the paragraph in the Henri 
and Hand on which we commented 
two weeks since, is the following: 

We shall look with interest for then 
year's report We desire to see how 
many brothers they have relieved 
bow many widows and orphans pro 
tected and helped, and how much theii 
generous hearts sent to Memphis and 
Shreveport We beli 


Words feed not 

Oh yes! they are very much inter- 
ested. Would really like to have ui 
blow our own trumpet as they do, 
Not content with ringing the ehangei 
endlessly upon the mighty gifts of 
charity which they lavished upon th 
initiated among the sufferers of Mem 
phis and Shreveport (which after all 
was but a meagre pittance compared 
with what Christian people outside of 
those orders did anil mad 
the form of bragging about it) 
tbe secret orders even got up a flan 
ing celebration oitensibly to honor tl 
lady nurses, but really to emblazon tl 
charity of their orders in their jou 
nala, and thuB appropriate to the Jodgi 
the mead of honor due to those wh 
gave, not a few dimes.but their toil and 
the risk of their liv- 
the lodg< 

the whole revenue. This gives 821 82 
to each very nearly. More I han 
hall which Odd-fellowship coat these 
thers for that year was returned to 
them. The balance of the brothers 
ed nothing back. 

ce the payment of this amount 
is charged to the account of charity, 
these brothers of course must be reck- 
oned as fit subjects of charity. Is it 
lot a little singular that a class of men 
»refully selected from the healthy, 
temperate and well-to-do portion of so- 
ciaty, and whose members are dropped 

pay their regular dues; that, neverthe- 
less almost one in every nine of thei 
who retain their good standing at 
paupers! I fancy 1 hear some Od< 
fellow exclaim, indignantly, '-Thy ai 
not paupers," Why, then, do yc 
pay these paltry aums and call it chn 
ity 1 If they are not paupers they a: 
not fit subjects of charity ; and if ni 
fit subject-! of charity the payment of 
this so-called relief is not a work ol 
charity. It is a simple business trans- 
action, the mere payment of a debt, 
and to glost and boast over this as t 
work of benevolence is a deception anc 
an hypocrisy, That some of the Odd- 
fellows see and feel this ia evident 
from a communication in the same num 
her of the Heart awl Hand from S. 
R. Shepherd one of the Past Graudi 
of the order. He says, "brothers wht 
ought to receive this relief" frequently 
donate it back to the lodge. Why! 
'■Becauie other brothers do so" who 
are rich, and these do not wish to b< 
considered as paupers more than they. 
Thus it seems the money is not actu 
oily used at all, and yet it in all re- 
ported as so much charity — n double 
deception. This writer declares that 



of their color, any 
whom showed 
n all tbe lodges iu 

i lodge 

id put th 

as a halo about the brow of Odd-felh 
ship. Shame, where's thy blush! — 
No, this example does 

[ for 

a. ■■■ puffered himself to become a f( 
i glorifying, we take it as a thing p- 
bly allowable under thi 
ing vanity 

i ..i.l 



s thei 


of : 

and figures. 

Conveniently, for this, the 
number of the Heart and Hand which 
challenges comparison contains th 
cial statistics of the I. O. of O. F. for 
the year 1872. This shows an incorai 
of $4, 291, 07 1,12, the whole tax imposet 
and collected, either for iuitiationi 
on polls or property of the order 
whose total membership at the begin- 
ning of the present year was 468, 8 1 2 
The average of the tax (or income 
therefore per member was $0.35 and 
2 1-2 mills, to say nothing of time, re 
galia, festivals, and other persona 
expenses, which would amount tt 
three times as much aB tbe whole rev- 
enue tax. The whole cost of Odd- 
fellowship to the membership for the 
year at a moderate estimate, therefon 
may be put at S17, 164,284.48. It 
not to be wondered at therefore thi 
25,773 members Buffered themselvi 
to be suspended moatly for non-pa; 
ment of dueB during the year. Ar 
it is simply absurd to maintain as tl 
Odd-fellows do, that such a burd* 
can be borne aud is borne by the met 
bera outside of all governmental tan 
and expenses of living, and yet tl 
members pay just as much to support 
churches, schools, and general chat 
ties as if they paid nothing to the lodg 
Forty dollars a year outside of all n< 
cesnary expenses is a drain which wi 1 
men of moderate means will tell I 
their ability to meet ths legitima 
claims ol benevolence; will surely r< 
suit in much robbing of God in tythi 
and divinely appointed offerings, that 
they may meet man-imposed exactions. 

a saving's bank, or put at lawful inter- 
eat>j would amount in forty years to an 
independent endowment for old age. 

But what feats of charity were per- 
formed with this four million revenue, 
not to speak of the additional thirteen 
millions spent by the members in rais- 
ing the four! Well, 48,062 brothers 
were paid 11,057,210.07, under the 
name of relief; almost one quarter of 


benefits and poor ones decline tho: 
and he asks that there he a change 
this matter, that this payment of 
lief aball be put upon the pimple bs 
of health insurance aud called by its 
right name. Then let those who want 
such insurance pay the premium anc 
draw the policy when it becomes due 
and let them who prefer to pay thei; 
own doctor's hills and funeral expenses 
be exempted from the lodge dues 
which furnish the funds for such ben- 
efits. This would have a much more 
manly and honest look. But an insur- 
ance policy which costs three or lour 
timeB its face, where are the Tools tc 
buy I 

In all reason, therefore, this item of 

brothers must be struck from thechar- 

per cent. Call it*100,000. 

What more! 0,432 widowed fam 
lies were relieved by payment of |l7l 
600.08. In strict justice this amour 
should be subjected to a similar redu 
tion with the relief paid to brother 
It was bought and paid for by the hus- 
band in advance. It was not need. 
in a majority of the cases. Only 
small portion therefore cin be properly 
charged to charity. 

But let this stand without deduction. 
Then we have orphans relieved (num 
ber not stated) by payment of 819, 
344.72. Let that stand, though somt 
of them were well supplied wilh friendi 
and funds no doubt 

Then we have for advertising th< 
lodge by funeral pageants,*255,354, 15. 


just remark in passing, nobody in ( 
civilized and Christian community evei 
wanted decent burial, even when Odd 
fellowship and Freemasonry were un 

Nor would anybody be injured ii 
this regard if these orders were tr. 
drop out of existence to-day. They 
usually increase the burden and 
pense of funerals to the bereaved i 
than they diminish them. Their j 
euce is like that of hired mournrr 
mockery and offence to sincere c 
The mercenary mourners imprudently 
crowd aside the real ones; the Chris 
lees deism impiously crowds out tl 
evangelical gospel; and thus rudel 
snatches away the Christian mourner 
only consolation iu those scenes nhei 
the sorrows ol death encompai 
him. And all this that a false suj 
planter may advertise itself and asse 
its superiority over all that ia true an 
sacred in the religion of Christ, in i 1 
connection with death and with etern 
ty. If Masons and Odd-fellnwa prefi 
their mummeries to the ordinances i 


bury their dead. But the cbnrch, the 
minister, or the Christian, who does not 
meet their unpious intrusion into our sa- 
cred solemnities with, "Get thee be- 
hind me Satao," is derelict in duty. 
We see a lavish expenditure of money 
iu these funeral pageants, but nothing 
that has one trait of true benevolence; 
nothing but a brazen and hypocritica 
intrusion upon sorrow wilh which 
strangers have no right to meddl- 
Some of the money may have been e 

nded upon those who were objects 
chaiity. But tbe greater portion 
beyond compare and beyond doubt was 
lavished upon tbe rich. And the lit- 
tle expended on tbe poor mm's funer- 
al, he had paid for, himself, out of hit 
n bard earnings. So with all theii 
arity really there is no charity in it 
But allow all they claim. Theu w* 


Heretofore their annual reports h 
shown not more than one fourth of 
their revenue so used. This shows n 
little more than one third. But that 

lent relief is the real ohject of an organ- 
ization which raises three dollars for 
every one it uses in relief is passing 
strange. That intelligent men can sol- 
emnly advocate so ridiculous an absurd- 
ity and can look each other in the eye 
while doing so in public and not burst 
with laughter, shows great command 
of the risible muscles. Especially wben 
it is at the same time perfectly evi- 
dent that not more than one-tenth k o' 
that one-third goes to those who are 
proper objects of charity. To speak in 
round numbers, half a million of well-to- 
do men tax themselves 817,000,000 to 
help the hundredth part of their num- 
ber of their needy friends to 8150.000. 
For actually not more than 8lfi0,000of 
the 17 millions which the order costs 
its members ever reaches those who are 
really needy, or are at all benefited by 
what they call relief. The others would 
be far more benefitted by being left to 
assert their real independence by helping 
themselves , investing their earnings 
for a rainy day, instead of spending on 
Odd-fellowship and living from hand to 
mouth, and thus become the depend- 
ent beB'-ficiariefl of ind'-periib-rit lodges. 
It is noteworthy that the least needy 
absorb the largest appropriations, and 
the most needy have the least. The 
independent order keeps 
share— nearly *3,000, 

i broth 

) roillio 

; and 

K-ss than one-fifth of that am 

the orphans the least of 

10 thousand. Or to speak 

actly, the orphans get one dc 

8221 of the revenue. The widows get 

one dollar out of every twenty-five 

Funerals take a little less than one ii 

every seventeen. Poor brothers re 

four. While a small fraction less thai 

abysmal coffers of the order, to awai 
the crisis that shall develop the tree 
object of the grand conspiracy, or thi 
coming of bolder and more successfu 
Tweeds than him of Black well's Is 

,-cful-d I-.- 

■ub-ni hind, 

- :-i[i[o-.'}i| I 

Led for 

hoarding and stealings; and of the 
balance the nearur the work approach- 
es to tbe charitable, the less the appro- 
prialionB,and the farther it recedes from 
this the greater the appropriation. It 

to say that these statistics prove that 
not more than one dollar in tweoty of 
the last year's income of the ordi 
bestowed upon a really fit subject of 
charity, using that word iu the sense 
of relief or alms-giving, and that moiety 
was bestowed not upon the principle of 
t-ei.evulence hut of insurance. 

We are willing that the Odd-fellow 
should enjoy all the comfort which can 
he derived from the consideration that 
of the forty dollars he Bpeuds annually 
upon Odd-fellowship, perhaps fifty 

of the craft who is a proper object of 
such au alms. But we are not willing 
that he should be made to believe that 
the bestowinent of ibis crumb of an 
alms is the main or real object of Odd- 
fellowship. Much leas, that ibis much- 
vaunted but really contemptible alms- 
giving entitles the order to bear the 
palmin all Christendom and justifies 
its insolent comparisons and reproach- 





, therefore, we accept the 
mulling challenge of these vaunting 
ilmsgivera of 50 cents a year. -'Show 
oh'it you have done; words feed nut the 
hungry." We speak as Christians and 
alf of. Christians in distinction 
scret, so-called, benevolent socie- 
We have originated and sustain- 
ed the Children's Aid Society in New 
York city, which has aided with food, 
clothing and 
children in oi 

of this society for orphans during the 
past year. And this is only one- insti- 

ali our large cities; and these poor chil- 
dren are not the children of our friends, 
or of brothers in tbe church, but simply 
the poor and friendless or homeless 
who must bo helped or perish. Per- 
chance they may be the children of un- 
fortunate Christians, or of idle and of 
vicious parents, orof Odd-fellows whose 
inability to pay an endless tax. has for- 
feited their claim to fundB which in 
better days they invested in that ''be- 
nevolent order which now in their cal- 
amity retains their money , but ignores 
the givers aa a squeezed orango. But 
it makea no difference, the Christian 
aid society takes up the child of the 
Odd-fellow, whose poverty has sunk 
him beneath his ordor's notice, just as 
soon as any other child in want We 
recognize the universal brotherhood of 
man. Humanity in want is all tho 
hailing Bign of distress we require. 
That is God's draft on all true beuevo- 
lenue. They who pass this by and de- 
mand some other secret signature, dis- 
honor the checks of heaven and prove 
their own benevolence a sham, a couu- 

Well, he. e is one item of Christian 
charily towards orphans of *fJt,700. 
You may multiply that by twenty and 
then not exceed the amount ol Christ- 
ian alms in this country during tho past 
year for this same purpose, which will 
give 81.234,000 to offset your 810.- 

Rev, T. W. Aveling of London re- 
ported in the meeting of the Christian 
Alliance in New York statistics of ten 
similar organizations of Christian phy- 
hinlhrophv in Great Britain which have 
raised for orphnna twenty millions of 
dollars in round numbers, mostly dur- 
ing the last twenty years; aud he Btatea 
that the amount expended annually in 
his country for purposes of Christian 
philanthropic, i. e. , over above what 
is paid over to sustain Chrislian inatitu- 

i Gfte. 


millionB of dollars. Set d. 
done for Christian philanthropy in I 
the United States and you would i 
moke an over estimate. In truth 
much ia done in every Christian c 
greqalion fur the good of those in th 
own locality, of which no ret 

are impossible and the vastnesB of the 
amount incomprehensible if tho items 
could nil be collected. Besides all this 
and of more value than all ihe dollars 
and cents, whether paid by Christiana 
or others, is the fact that " Godliness is 
profitable unto all things" and the "poor 
have the gospel peached lo them." 
Four denominations of Protestants in 
this country raise and expend auuually 
more lhan four millions of dollars in 
preaching the ' gospel to those who 
could or would not otherwise hear the 
tidings of salvntion. 

These are somen) the things we have 
done. Aud we assert, fearless ol truth- 

(ai .- 

poorest widows in our churches actually 
paid more money during the year 1872 
to proper subjects of real philanthrophy 
than the same number of Odd-fellows 
paid to like subjects through that 
vaunted benevolent order. Our poor 
widows are more than equal to the av- 
erage Odd-fellow even iu the pecunia- 
ry amount Of their benevolent giving; 
and as to tbe real value, the genuine 
charity of their gifts more than equal 
to all the secret lodges in Christendom, 

A Nkw Volomk. — A historical work 
of 240 pages upon Becret societies, an- 
cient and modern, has jusi been issued 
from the press of Ezra A. Cook St Co. 
The design of this book is to give a 
brief, but comprehensive outline of 
their rise, progress and character, with 
respect to the Christian religion and 
r< publican government. 

The Dame of Gen. J. W. Phelps 
appears unou the till? page under the 
modest claim of having edited the 
work. Whether he is considered edit- 
or or author it is evident that he has 
bestowed much reBearch and labor up- 
on it and has had access to many and 

does not deal in theories, conjectures 
or fables, but from facts drawn from 
sources of unquestionable authenticity. 


of F« 

ich the w 

.aBonry to antiquity, 


i ad- 

d that the pagan mysteries, Bueh 
n* those of Iris.Eleusis, Mithra.etc.,— 
that these are identical with Freema- 
sonry. He Bhows that any way these con- 
stitute the ouly ancient Freemasonry of 
which authentic history gives any trace. 
He then gives the character of ibis an- 
cient Masonry as depicted by reliable 
historians, ancient and modern, and 
gives au extended illustration of theit 
baleful influence in the life of the apos- 


tate Julian recorded by Gibbon. He 
then Bhows tbe origin of FreemRBonry 
in its present speculative form and Etna 
it an all truthful writers do, in the 
early part, of the, 18th century. He 
reviews the controversy respecting 
Washington's Freemasonry and the 
laying of the corner-3tone j of the na- 
tional capitol by Masons; and traces the 
history of the ^order in the United 
Swtei; next the history of the Free- 
mason rings; then of the Credit Mobil 
ier ring. The t last four chapters are 
occupied with very able and inferen- 
tial discussions as to the benevolence, 
uses and evil tendencies of Freemason- 
ry. We think those who have inves- 
tigated these .matters most carefully 
will bft interested and profited by read- 
ing this b'wk, and those who have not 
investigated them, if they will read it 
with the love of truth in their hearts 

anything to do with secret societies. 
We hope the work mry have a wide 

Published by Em 

Needele, will 

l'-arly weko. 
Hrs for Chris 
-We ehall 



■'order" lately added to the fam 

secrecy, the "Patrons of Indus 

a political society, "a Com 

lor the laborer and artisan, m 

the grange is lor the farmer. 

'ne full and interesting report! 
from Nerf York and vicinity will excusi 
the usual variety of corrospondenci 
this week. A "great and egedua 
trill we believe be opened to tht 
i by this course of lectures. 

first number 

Cook & Co. 

Okn. UHABLK8 il. Huwaxd ha; 
come part owner and taken charge of 
the Advance ae editor in place of W. W, 
Patton. This change is a most cheer- 
ing augury. G*n. Howard wai a stu- 
dent in college when Sumter was bom- 
barded and the slavery war begun. 
He went at once to bis brother 0. 0. 
Howard who had been educated at 
West Point, and rose, by merit, rap- 

the rank of General. He is sincere in 
his religious convictions; and, in hie 
hands, the Advance will not advocate 
the expulsion of the Bible from prima- 
ry schools; deny the law of the Sib- 
bath; or justify ''the experiment" of 
licensing brothels l n St. Louis. He has 
never joined or apologized fir the 
lodge, or assailed its assailants. We 
learn already that the affairs of the 
Advance are brightening and its pros- 

A small Sunday School paper, Bible 
Studies, is issued from the Bame office, 
beautifully execuled, and illustrated 
wilb magnificent engravings. For 
specimen copies address Gen. C. H. 
Howard, Advance Building, 107 6th 
Avenue, Chicago. The Bible Studies 
m offered low to schools. 

\ ;Enconri£ing for the Anniversary. 

The following, adopted at the New 
York State Convention shows the wil- 
ling spirit of brethren in that Stale. 
Let their efforts aud of the National 
Executive Committee he Bupplimented 
by every organization and Anti-mason 
in the country : 

1. Retolved, That it is with pleas- 
ure we learn that the lixecutive Com- 
mittee of the National Christian Anti- 
secret Society Association contemplate 
holding the mtt Annual Convention 
in the city of Syracuse, N. Y., and we 
will do all in our power to mane said 
Convention a signal success. 

2. Resolved, That we suggest the 
first or second Tuesday of June, 1874, 
as the best time for the meeting of said 

3. Resolved, That we invite Profess- 
or C. A. Blanchard to spend as much 
time within our State between this aud 
the meeting of the National Convention 

The Sanity 
for the new year maintains its charact* 
i a leading health journal. The d< 
options of city hospitals in Cincinna 
and New York are Interesting, an 
Prof Lynch's paper on ' The Prevei 
of Disease," and another on tl: 
Sewage Question, especially the advai 
o be secured by the dry earl 
system of treating refuse, are of grei 
A. S. Barnes & Co., Ne 
York. *3.00 

claims th it the best 
ave bebnged to the 
pposite is notoriously 
the fact, as was instanced by setting 
as Albert G. Mackey, of 9. 
C. Daniel StckeU of N. Y., and Albert 
G. Pike of D. C, the champions of 
igside of such men as 
Wm. H. Seward, Dan'l Webster, John 
and others, by which all 
I a glance how preposterous 
the claim of Freemasonry is. 

Then proceeding to the subject for 
e evening, viz: ■■The Ceremonies of 
The Prof, gave a 
apbic aud mi mile detail of ini- 
nto the first or Entered Appren- 
;ree, then of tbe raising to 
Craft, and also to the third or 
Master Mason's degree/ describing the 
knocks, words, signs and grips, the 
readings and mock prayers, hoodwink- 
ng. stripping, mearr.dering around the 
lodge, falling among thieves and mur 
Jertrs, being slain and raised after four- 
.een days, in imitation of their lying le- 
gend of Hiram Abiff, by one of the 
craft personating the Lord Jeeus Chi 


\.. iii from the East 


Lecture In Jersey 

dUor of the Cynosure:— 
The friends of the cause of man's 
freedom and elevation, as against the 
lavcry and degradation of the Masonic 
odge, will be pleaied to bear of any 
advance being made upon the works ol 


little plei 


i Jersey City 
pleased God, 
, to bring forth 

gence. Until very n 
;en quite at ease 
icinity. But it hi 
whom secrecy oislumoi 

the light some of the dark and dam- 
ig ways of this child of the devil. 
Some weeks ago tbe pastor of the Uui- 
d Presbyterian Church in this city, 
inouueed to his people that he would 
preach a series of discourses on the 
ubjeel ol "secret societies;" which he 
■"MrJingly did. Beginning with : 1st, 
'be divine organisations, the family, 
the Church and the State; 2d, The 
oalb; 3rd. Fr« enmsonry, its unw&r- 
i, 4th, lie anti- 
republican character; 5tb, Its anti- 
i character; 6th, Its oaths; 
7th, Its crimes. It is true that few 
lesides the members of the congrego- 
ratioa attended tbe discourses, but 
hey appear now to have a marked 
providential connection with 
of light upon the citadel 
of darkness here. fior while they 
g deliveied, aud when it whs 
u to the pastor that any help 

'slly enlisted il 
truth, against 
darkness I remi 


Charles A. Blanchard of Wbealon Col- 
lege, Illinois, wbo is a host in himself, 
mred and took the field in pursu- 
of an arrangement to deliyer a 
ce of leotures in New York, Brook- 
Pbiladelphia and Jersey City; and 
the above mentioned discourses served 
; other things to lead the people 

i otbei 

andjtbal in our several localities wi 
will give bim all the countenance au< 
aid possible. 

4. Resolved, That we appoint dele 
gates to represent this Association ii 
the National Conv< ntion, and we re 
commend all local churches. conferences 
and Associations sympathizing with tb 
objects of this Association to repr'Sen 
themselves in like manner. 


—We rccived nad newe Dec. 20 
of the death of the Rev. Lewis Bailey, 
ediior and publisher of the Free Meth- 
odist. His henhh hail for some time 
been feeble, bo much so that for weeks 
he had been constrained to give up the 
severest of his editorial duties. At tbe 
time of his death be woe, we learn, un- 
der medicid care at Gain, 111. On 
Tuesday morning ablood-veesel ruptur- 
ed and he sank rapidly until 2 o'clock 
P. M. when he fell asleep in Jesus. 

re light." So t 

1st. U. P. Church was well fille 

both in the main audience room an 

gallery. Freemasons, Odd-fellows an 

n were present. And on 

t help from concluding froi 

the forlorn appearange of the members 

the ''craft" that they felt exceedingly 

i' om'orU'-k ad tbey sat under 

iuous fire for two 'mortal h 

uring that time tbe Professor at 

rows "thick and fast" into the body 

of Masonry and kindred orders. 

sympathisers sat 

though they were offered permis 

efute in a gentlemanly manner i 

ineous statement that nrght be 

'hilat fr'quent and general marks of ap 

probriation greeted thi 

and nothing but fear kept them 
from weaking vengeance on the speak- 
But gibank" to God tbe righteous 
old as a lion, while the wicked flee 
i no man pursue th. Long had I 
been assured that these secret con- 
were hot beds of iniquity, sink 
holes of moril filth, but I bad not 

irough these secret societies. How 
iy church with a Hingie spark of grace 
hi retain a member of any one of 
lese lodges in full communion is a mys- 
ry ol mysteries! "I would not," 
lith the apostle, "that yu should bave 
UowBtaiji with devilB." '* Yo tin not 
rink the cup of tbe Lord, -tnd the cup 
'devils; 'ye cannot be partak-rn of 
ie Lord's tab!", and of the tablo of 
devils." The epirit of slavery, you 
is hell, but the spirit of Free- 
iry and Odd-f-llowship, judging 
what 1 naw Uat evening, is hell 
d, distilled, or WM down to a 


i Dec. 26 and Jan. 

unfruitful works o 
Yours truly, 

The Brooklyn Storm.* 

Brooklyn, E. D., Dec. 26,1873. 
The northern wind was busy lifting 
e Masonic flig, when Satan looked 
-th and sent a storm which has raged 
th unabated violence for tbe past 
blasphemies and 
owers of tobacco 
i on the night of 
Next day the 
Brooklyn Times came out with an im- 
port of Proft 

iro and eon followed; but the 
xoeeded. The whole city waa 
i. One man, who bad been 
proposed and voted upon by the Ma- 

veek. ,Sulphu 
■aging thunder t 
uice saluted the 

; respects a false r 


acted. Other young 
ilestpisin.^ MiLs.mry, and 

t bow<-d the knee to this mod- 
1. Among those worthy of 
is Rev. N. Woouuide. who 

<aat night Professor Dlnnchard de 

red his third h cture in tl>e church t< 
lelligeut and respectable audi 


ce. The Mi 

mbere, but in 

ves. for tbey sa 1 

;n at the doc 

away racing and 

wouid be "even" 

The lecture wa; », 

Gud and of tin 

pastor almost fell '. 

.b.itUol ■ 

aied by being heard, and we do appre 
it here. We feel like lifting up our 
, as it were from the hidings . . f 

shame that no watchman has hitherto 
to give tUe people warning. I 
however state in a summary way 

ened bim. Now the flag of truth 
floating, the man unbroken aod t 

building safe. 

Please, dear Cynosure, to excuse r 
few lines, God make yon like tbe "b 
ley loaf that overturned the tent," t 
sword of the Lord and of Gideon I" 

i of 

■ugh I 

arc reported which will sustain the re' 
orm against the lodge. "Our Banner,' 
.monthly devotud to the principles o 
t he Reformed * Presbyterian Cburcl 
will soon be issued from New York, 
For Ch 

ing the second lecture 
>f tbe course; the first was delivered in 
the Rev. R. Armstrong's church a week 
ago. Prof. Blanchard commenced with 
first lecture, showing, 
from which knowledge 
of Masonry may be derived : 1st, from 
Btght,jwuat we see Masons do at 
funerals, laying cornerstones, etc, 2nd, 
'hat Masons print that we can buy 


■ „j.p. M 

d all the 

I these 


; for their rejec- 

secret lodges repr 

lion of ChriBtcont 

other abomination 

Another is the "freeman's journal, 

a local paper in Gentry county, Mo.. 

in which we surmise lhatindefatigusbb 

opponent of the lodge, Bro. G. W. 


e false assumption of great 
antiquity on the part of the Freema- 
sons, when in fact it dates no further 
back than the year A. D. 17 17, when 
it was born in the Goose and Gridiron 
ale house in London. 


Onset ngalnnl the I'rince of 1 



oiling with 


mil editors i 

oof. skulued like snakes and hat? 
ot a single reporter did I soe. Had i 
en a popular subject in * wortdh 
us'- (or iJiai.uss.ion, not » church or i 

tie is yet lobe fought, the Au^ear 
>le is scarcely begun to be cleansed. 
; Lord give grace equal to the day, 

The Exeeutivt 

as General Agent and Let 
spending a few days al ,tl 
ring Lii work for the c< 

fail is fully restored. He 1 

Religions Sews. 

. D. T. Sheparuson, 
;r, and evangelist in t 

revhal work at Tem 

r reform can take root— The pas. 
ned an "Evangelical Union" foi 

t Valley, i 
, Hene.-a. 

-Rev. A N. Graves of New York, a Bap 
at Evangelist, has been engaged in sue 
ssful revival efforts in several churches 
f this city.— The revival in Alton, 111. 
icreases in interest and power. The larg- 
tt hall in the city could not hold the su- 

ing* ' 


IVsrrs Summary, 
is has a holiday r«o 

3 Of tl 

City.— Raff-rty, wbo murdered a 
liceman in August, 1872, aod in each 
three trials has been convicted, 
is to have been hanged on Friday 
it, but as in both previous cases, a 
supersedeas was granted jiiuliu tune to 
' ' will have a new trial. 
ions of the unemploy- 
ed laborers grew more fierce during last 
k. 5.000 marched to tne city hall 
Monday to demand work of the 
_'or aud Council. These worthies 
surrounded themselves with a large po- 
force for protection from tbe men 
o elected them. The leaders wanl- 
the Relief and Aid Society to hand 
x the $600,000 in its care, but did 
succeed. The Society is using 
every effort to supply tbe destitute, and 
itigation pre 

very much 

ployed clsi 

Countbt.— Daniel E. Sickles h; 
d Caleb Cushing appointed t 



Prof. C. A. Blanchard delivered bis 
third lecture on Masonry, Dec. 22d, in 
the, Scotch Presbyteriau church, 23d 
street, near 8th avenue, to a large and 
intelligent uudience, saving a lew out- 
siders, the offscourings of creation, 
seemingly more like infernaln than hu- 
man beings — members of secret lodges, 
intent on disturbance; and doubtless 
mob violence would bave been had, had 
not tbe police been on hand. Fine ns,- 

Congress, doctor,, of divinity, ministers, 
deacons and class leaders! "Hail fel- 

lows, well I 

aipt an anal- 

few Mtsona and Odd-felloi 

re?, of the Kellogg and M, F 
ins, meet next Monday in Ni 
ins and a repetition ot last 1 
mliles is likely. — A generul 
in of wages 10 per cant brou^; 
rike among the engineers on 
ised roads of the P. nu 

militia to keep order.— The U. 3. 
gunboat 0*sipce arrived in Norfolk 
on Tutvd,.)' und reported thai 

i Iritl Fad fir tls f rts Distribution of Tracts, 
"The Antiamsonic Scrap Book," 






This is a one pur.-'tnu t. y.iUun: I >iUTition of the public 

Hon. John Ouincy Adams' Letter. 

GlYlns HUnnrt Hl« Father's l)|iinicm at Frcoraiwoni 

Hon. James Madison's Letter, 

Giving Hi* Oiilui •! I'r miiHonry (18,12). 

Sataa's Cable Tow. 

"Freemasonry is 0nlvl52 Years Old," 

^zxx\:iss:°""" a "'' 

"Murder and Treason not Ezcooptl" 

Freemaso&ry is. tb.e Church. 

Character mid Symtirk ,,f Preem.iMiui-) 

Address of Niagara County / sscciatvts, New hi 

CDi'ireiTiiin- the Mnrt*nn Murder, and Hie cbaracte 
f FreemiL B ..iiry, »> su.-wh hv i In > mi.l other MaBoni. 
murders. Mots, per 100, «-r *■!.(« per 1,000. 

Judge Whitney and Masonry. 


Chauoelor of the University of N- 
Y., on Secret Societies. 




he queiil'Ou uf owncrslnp is • ttte<1 te- 
ween ua ami Spain. 

Foreion. — A French inreBtignlion 
f theVilledu Havre ilisasler throws 
lame on the Scotch vessel. Ad Eng- 

arv. — Diepst' 
L the loss c 

En R 


wiifld by 
JBinkingof a steamboat on tbe t\v- 
Tyaejin England, Deo. 20th. 



Sii tiuins whj a Christian should ml It i Fretnasi 



Descriptive Catalogue 


13 Wnbivsh Ave. 










HiBtoiy of Tho Abduction and Murder of 
Cap't. Wm. Morgan. 

Valance's Confession of The Murder of 
Capt. Wm. Morgan. 

The Mystic Tie or Freemasonry a League 
with the BgvU. 



The Antimason's Scrap Boolt. 

Who Murdered Capt. Wm. Morgan? 


Abduction and Murder 

Capt. William Morgan, 

This ia n Rook of Thrilling Inleresl. and 
.how. clearly that 



Now mid 

From Its lowly bed of saod. 

Now und then a virgin rosebud, 

Breathes upon us by the wuy ; 

And iis sweet, delidom fragrance, 
On (he breeze doth round us slay. 


Willie the naked boughs are seen, 

Smiles the pine-too evergreen. 
Though the road he rough and weary 

Till we roach the uvuntniu l.'-igM, 
Tben are we repaid our clinihing, 

By the prosper! grunrt and Ihjl-IiI 

God halli placed these tiling I" [ili-.'ise 

EmM.>m« faint that just before us. 

There are better things than they. 
Theso are green spots as we travel, 

Left there by " our" loving "Father," 
By the pilgrim to be found. 

And enjoy-' 

* the hcintv. 

a plcasiufi object 
He may on his pathway meet. 
Thus will gloom be nuifklv s« niteieil 

And the sun will brightly shine. 
All of sadness be defeated, 
Aud a happy life be thine. 

— Selected. 

Tlio Safe Side. 

An excellent lady lor many ye 
member of a society near to the city of 
Pittsburg, related to me the following 
incident: "Her father was a 
tain and owner of a passenger ship Irom 
Baltimore to parte in Europe, at the 
time of the trouble in France. On his 


board Thomas Paine, tbe great infidel, 
escaping to the United States for bii 
life. The old captain was also at 
infidel. On board Ibis vessel was tbi 
captain's daughter. She bad been con 
verted at a Methodist revival in tbe citj 
of Baltimore, and, na her father aaid 
to save her from utter melancholy, hi 
took her to France, and on the retun 
he requested Paine to enter into a con 
troveray with his daughter; and. as hi 
was a subtle reasoner, he could easily 
drive tbe young lady from her 
ingB. He approached her blandly and 
said: - 1 learn young lady, you are £ 
professor ol the religion of Jesus.' Slit 
aaid: 'lam, sir;' and just then 'she 
felt the power ol tbe Divine Spirit it 
her heart. Said he, 'Allow me to asl 
you a question.' 'Certainly, Mr, 
Paine. ' He then proceeded to say 
'You Christians are looking for a day 
of judgment.' 'Yes, sir.' 'Now, 
young lady, suppose the long-looked' 
for day does not come, what then 
Where are all your false alarms ant 
fear of a great day, and the future of 

•True, Mr. Paine. Let me answer yo 

question by 
ceed, lady ' 


the Bible 

and if them 

will con 

e a judgm 

and a great future, what then 
Paine — what tben?' 'Young lady, it 
is a noble answer, and true. If I 
wrong, I lose all; if you are wro 
you have nothing more than I to |i 
Lady, stick to your profession. 1 h 
not another word to say. I am ta 

Hules for u Christian Day. 

Begin the day with meditation and 
prayer. Acknowledge your allegianc* 
to God as the soverign of your life. 
Renew the consecration of yourself tt 
his service. Pray earnestly, persever 
ingly, submissively, patiently expect 
ing a sure answer. Strive to realize 
God's constant presence, walk with 
your hand in his, your eyes fixed up' 
him. Think often of him ; do notbin 
say nothing, think nothing which may 
displease him. Tbe least little re 
brance will always be accepter, 
him; you need not cry very loud, he 
is nearer than you tbink. Believe thai 
whatever infinite wisdom sees to b( 
best, almighty power can effect and in- 
finite love will not suffer to be left un- 
done. Lean, in all hours of weeknest 
on his almighty strength.— in all hours 
of sorrow and disappointment, on hit 
unconquerable love. Our aspirations 
our yearning affections, our capabilities 
of happiness are all so many promise; 
of God that the lime will come wher 
they shall have their happy fulfillment. 
Resolve to be on your guard during the 
day, to speak evil of no one, to avoid al 
gossip, to have your conversation in 
heaven; to be contented, good temper- 
ed, of good cheer, to deal justly and 
love mercy and wall; humbly, in 
tude to guard the thoughts, in cociety 
the tongue, at home the temper. Live 
only a day at a time — take short \ 
Let it be thy only care that thy God 

as often as it may please him to 
thee. — Selected. 

my child on the subject of chastity. 
She is rapidly growing older, and soon 
will know without my training." 
So, in accordance with this resolution 
hen her daughter asks questions on 
lis subject the mother s-lveB false or 
fasive answers. The child perceives 
ie is not fairly dealt with and hna 
n curiosity greatly excited. 
''While men slept the enemy came 
id Bowed tarea nnrnng the wheat, and 
enl his way." Matt- xiii. 25. 
Rest assured, mothers, ii you do not 
apart instruction to the rising age on 
this delicate question, th-" enemy of 
all righteousness will, even to your 
sorrow and tears of bitter weeping! 
'For the lips of a strange woman drop 
as a honeycomh, and her mouth is 
smoother than oil." "Her house in- 
chnelh unto death, and ber paths unto 
the dead. None that go unto her re- 
turn again, neither take they hold of 
the paths of life." Prov. ii. 18. 

on its victim when once fairly 
is more terrible than that of alco- 
hol. The following description of 
scenes in an opium shop, is taken from 
LippivcoWs Magazine: 

Ou all four sides ol the room were 
couches placed thickly against the walls, 
and others were scattered over the ap- 
partment wherever there was room for 
On each of these lay extended 
the wreck of what was once a man. 
few were old— all were hollow- 
eyed, with sunken cheeks and cadaver- 
s countenances; many were clothed 
rngs. having probably smoked away 
their last dollar, while others were of- 
fering to pawn their only decent garment 
for an additional dose of tbe deadly drug. 
A decrepit old man raised himself at 
entered, drew a long sigh, and then 



iharp as a two-edged sword." -'He g 
ith after her as the ox goeth to ll 
daughter, or as a fool goeth to the cc 
ection of the stocks. Till a ds 
itrike through his liver; as a bird hat 
5th to the snare and knowetb not it 




"Hearken unto me," says Solomon, 
now therefore, ye children and at- 
tend to the words of my mouth. Let 
not thine heart incline to her ways, go 

not astray in her paths. For she hath 
cast down many wounded : yea. many 

Her house is the way to hell, going 
down to the chambers of death." 

The sources from which information 
is gathered, and the temptations to in- 
dulge in the sin of impurity, are innu- 
merable. Their name is legion. Ex- 
citing food and drink, exciting compi 

n folly proceeded to refill his pipe. 
This he did by scraping off, with a five- 
inch steel needle, some opium from the 
lid of a liny shell box, rolling the paste 
i pill, and then, after heating it iu 
the blaze of a lamp, deposit it within 
the small aperture of his nipe. Sever- 
al short whiffs followed; then the smok- 
ivould remove the pipe from his 
tb and lie back motionless; and 
then replace the pipe, and with fast- 
zing eyes blow the smoke slowly 
■ough his palid nostrils. As th 
voiic etb'i't of tbe opium began t 
rk he fell back on the couch in 
te of silly stupefaction that was alik 
iable and diegUBting. Another smok 
a mere youth, lay with face buried 
his hands, and as he lifted his 
■re wbb a look of despair such 


tend to impurity. The libertine is ev- 
erywhere. The vile woman, that 
prowls about the country to procure 
victims for bouses of death, is every- 
where, vile prints and publications are 
everywhere, the licentious fashion, the 
thousand and one excitements are ev- 
erywhere. They cluster around those 
unshielded by parental instruction and 
parental example, or urge them for- 
ward into the gulf of pollution. 

Aad nciw we ask a^aic. would you 

chi Id re 

are thus neglected, thus unshielded, 
thus tempted to go down to the cham- 
bers of death and hell? 

God has directed parents to teach all 




given line upon line, and precept upon 
precept on the subject of purity; given 
some of the most thrilling incidents, 
has shown the fearful effects of licen- 
tiousness on nations and on individuals 
and shall parents now excuse them- 
selves, saying, *'I don't know how to 
teach my children!" Will they not 
rather seek, and shall they not find, 
that guidance the Lord is ever ready 

Did parents realize the; infinite im- 
portance of seeking to promote the 
purity of their children, did they feel 
as deeply, think as 6trongly, and act as 
efficiently as they do in reference to 
some other subjects, the supposed dif- 
ficulties would flee as eloudB before the 

The reputation of a young woman 

quires not overt acts and actual wicked- 

: purity; 

discrimination in regard 
even when no evil is intended, will of- 
ten bring into question her character, 
greatly to her injury. Many are the 
instances of a single word, spoken at 
random, in the giddy thoughtlessness 
of youthful vivacity, without the 
slightest thought of wrong, casting a 
shadow upon the character of ayonnw 
woman which it required years 

Modesty is one of the purest, most 
beautiful, lovely, charming graces. 
What is so fascinating, captivating, 
adorning to females as modesty beam- 
ing forth radiantly in every feature, 
every thought, look, word, and deed! 
O modesty, how lovely tbou artl An- 

linessl All heaven smiles eomplacently 
at thy enchanting beauties. 

Modesty in a female is the crown- 
ing excellence of all excellence, the 
topmost stone of tbe graces superlative. 
Where can we hope for virtuous mod- 
esty, gospel purity and simplicity, ex- 
cept in Christian mothers i 
"Modesty, like diamonds, shine mosl fair, 
More worth than pearls and rubies are. 
More rich than gold or silver coin, 
U may it always ou us shine." 


. n du< 



Many and many 

Uggled to get free, but all in 

large hammers and huge 
rtcd to break the chains; 
II to no purpose. The I 

alf ti 

on hi 



chest, and a nerv 
twitching in every muscle. I spoki 
him and learned that six months before 
he had lost his whole patrimony 
gambling, and came hither to quaff 
forgetfulnewe from these Lethean cups. 
hoping, he said, to find death as wel 
as oblivion. By far the larger propor 
tion of the smokers were so entirely 
under the influence of the stupefy 
poiaon as to preclude any attempt 
conversation, and we passed out from 
this moral petit-house sick at heart i 
we thought of these infatuated victic 
of self-indulgence and their starvic 
families at home. This baneful habi 
once formed, is seldom given up, and 
from three to five yearB' indul 

will utterly i 

■ck the 

tion. tb- frame becoming daily 
emaciated, the eyes more sunken, and 
the countenance more cadaverous, till 
the brain ceases to perform its functi' 
and death places its seal on the wasted 

Disciplise of Trials.— It is n< 
things that we call beBl that make 
man; it is not the pleasantest t) 
it is not the calm experiences of life; it 
is life's rugged experiences, its tem 
ests, its trials. The discipline of life 
here good, and there evil; here trouble 
and there joy; here radiance and there 
smoothness; one working with the oth 
er, and the alternations of the one and 
the other, which necessitate adaptations 
constitute a part of that education whicl 
makes a man, in distinction from an an 
imal, which has no education. Th< 
successful man invariably bears oi 
his brow the marks of the struggb 
which he has undergone. 

Childrens' Comer. 

I hi' Krciikei ■■ r ( h:iii>-. 

Once there was 
wished to make slaves of some ignor 
ant savages. So he went to them, tak- 
ing some round circles of bright steel, 
and he said to them, "Put these brace 
lets on your armB." The poor crea^ 
tures thought they were pretty ornn 
they gladly put thei 




bracelets, but handcuffs made to fasten 
prisoners wilh. So when the dec 
hud once got the men in his power, he 
said, "Now put these pretty chains on 
your ancles, and these on your legs, 
and this big chain around your neck.' 
Then most of the ignorant men obey- 
ed him gladly, and went on putting on 

) chai 


wrists cramp us; take them oil' again. 
But he laughed at them, and answered 
"You should have thought of that be 
fore; now you are in my power ant 
must do ob I hid; put on these othei 
chains, or I will make you." So all 
the wretched slaves, (for they 
slaves now) did hb they were bid, and 
made them Bel ves more and more com- 
pletely slaves. And the worst, of it all 
was, that when the deceiver had them 
completely in Lis power, he set them 

taking i 

broke nothing, and the deceiver only 
laughed at them. 

last there came one bringing a 

bag full of files, and he offered one to 

:h prisoner. Some of the prisoners 

re so used to their chains, that they 

liked them, and did not take the files, 

se they did not want to he free. 

Another of the prisoners said, "this 

ie is of no use, can this little thing do 

hat the great hammer there could not 

dot Look at Ibis thick chain around 

my body; though 1 work for a year, I 

not break it" So some of them 

I not take the file, others threw 

them down after h few moments' trial; 

itbers worked patiently away. Those 

that had only the thin bracelet round 

eir arm, soon Gled it through ( nil 

me times the heaviest chains would 

ap asunder with a touch of the file); 

others who bad many thick chains, had 

work on patiently for years before 

they were quite free; but, in the end, 

all that worked gained their freedom, 

? deceiver ie sin, and the chains 

uiill li il'itv. A |.:ul liiibil'- 

r instance, many a little child wil 

al a piece of sugar, or tell a falsehood foi 

fun, who would not steal money or tell 

When we have once been cb 

ith these little Bins, we are loaded 

ith heavier ones. Punishments an 

irninga do not break us from our sin 

Then Christ cornea with the file, th; 

.love or gratitude; and if we patien 

work away in love for Christ, v 

all be freed in time. Sometimi 

hrist frees us while we are quite little 

children, sometimes not till we are ol 

der; sometimes he frees us suddenly 

sometimes not for a long time. Th 

Freemasonry Forty Years Ago 

[We present this week a rare feat! 
in this column. Through the kindn. 
of a friend two copies of the "Mwmick 
Intell'ij'.-iirer," published in Batavia, N. 
Y., May, 1827, have been sent us. and 
l In j following ;irU<_lr-6 are from its col- 
umns — genuine specimens of Masonic 
journalism and fraud from within a few 
months of Morgan's " taking off." 
They show the p