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OPPOSED TO SECRET SOCIETIES. 



EZRA A. COOK, PUBLISHER, SS LA SALLE ST.] 



VOLUME 2. 



" In secret have I said nothirg-" — Jesus Christ. 
CHICAGO, TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1869. 



[FORTNIGHTLY AT $1 A YEAR 



NUMBER 27. 



The Christian Cynosure. 






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™£S:~:°Tr::: 


ToltUESFOSDBKCli AMOI.KPI.V. 


Wkst I.tasaTr, Iowa, July 17, 6ft. 


veil to their oaths; should be prejudiced 




L£«intg thug; fn ■-.l.ful (•liri.'t.iiiLH wliQ oppose 






your "cause. The Crxiiumi i> iriklng'ptcplf 


much prejudiced against our government and 


"'' '" 'ri th ^ ? mMh h i™«"iKSli ' lt'ed" 


our faithful soldiers. Their cry was, "only let 


Zm.»t™^«c" t .«t.trLTp'po',«" b lo 


^TZTX'oTJoIZT^L were very 






hood, and theysay it !• not the object of Good 












„V,,n»il». of the G. T. Lodee, admitted to 


opinion of the law." And yet the only way lo 




correct, nnd save men, i« to. oppose their wick- 




ed ways, and slrive to draw them from those 


Wet fl&trf.- Exltrpr''^ "Mob. please publish 


wsva. This is q high Chris-inn dotv,— F. 


MICHAEL G1FF0RD. 


Correspondence . 


por.dent, >he editor says : 


Mumos, Jglv, SO, ISM. 


.,igki,TL°i««°.*«. ZJtaSl^ror "t<X 


Kniina Cvnosciu.. . . , . ^ ;■. 


a!!C!T b"i''il.'o'«''V •''■'■ ■ ' ■ --o.'r' 


TL*7cZZ%^'' : ■ i *"■"* 


eitctidcdoflate. and all secret socict ; es arc 


Mnaons; and arc surpri.ed at th.ir orfrttM 


attacked. Resolutions condemnatory of all 




























leading Christian enominatton. wit.ou re- 


writer. I became a member of a Conference of 


hLct dcft'lns principle ."r.ocrcli.m. cspecj.ll; 


Sffit'tlv^«M»'^j*I™«J 


as >l is developed In Masonry and Odd Follotv- 


















draw hi. own conclusions. The fuels he can 


seialng on Temperance and forming its friends 


rely upon, whether ho ngreos with the declar- 




ations I make or not. I have been stationed 




several times in places where Masonic lodges 




were operating; and hive fluently heard the 


that. And we aro glad to luvc it told that 


order mnch extoled by those that »ere mem. 


" aitbin the P ,st year." Urn ■ tfl^n J 


hcia both of the Church and the lodge. I hare 


"" "enernl "christians are everywhere 


there have been frequent propositions made to 


rising ap against them. And why shouldn't 


me, to take us many degrees as the lodge and 




chapter could raise me to, without any cost on 




name by which they aro called, and ignore and 


this—'* You will got a belter suppori. Others 


cast out that name as evil. The Grand Lodge 


will pay nil .hat they now do, and Masons will 


of Mason, has decided by a formal vote that it 


do a groat deal more." 1 have learned also 


is irrrovlar and hWoiiawMr in their lodge to pray 


that ministers, that are Masons, moving into 




strange places, or form an nctniainlance with 






services. There may he among them Jews or 


much more readily than ministers itaat aro not 




Masons. If some do not really understand wfcj 




this is SO, perhaps the following 1 


editor goes on and says of these bodies: 








.^^S^^UIM^S^i 


me. (supposing at%ho tljne. I onU^eoT^ 


c.i.t; nothing that all evangclie,,! ehutche.^o 


!£%*i'V!Ui!'qJ!^*mi^^ 










coul'd'n..' »illiog"i eoLTdc, Z ever foundl 


M^ud^^t^^^^^^ 






which are most presi.t.ntl, condemned;;.! 




the obejet to be g.ined by these voluntary 


sleping stone to place and preferment, io the 








little explanation to those not member, of am 




Church, and therefore not so well WKpwIatad 


inordinate ambition gives them puin, and they 


with its economy. The bishop presidlog at 


continually see devils abroad but all saints at 


conference nominally stations the- minister; 




but these appointment are in reality made by 


That— is Masons in rejecting Christ, and in 




ignoring nnd casting off the whole system olsnl- 


pose his Oib net, and for this reason— the bish- 


yation which be presents—" do nothing anti- 


op for obvious rMMUB^aoiw^b^ ^'J"'"™ ^ 


religious or unchristian— nothing that all evnn 


bythero.' Therefore ho mpit .rely for informs. 






Now could any man, or Satan hlmseir, utter a 


on his cabinet. And as each proa, ling - ' i ■ U 


more barefaced falsehood than that ? 


3^1^^ '«..'.■■. ! " fa 


clared how M,sonry rejects Christ and His rellg 


timet oniirolv with liiin. And he of cotirao is 




acquainted with some of the men by signs an-i 


system stands charged with the murder of Mor 


tokens, that other men do not und.Ti.tand ; and 


«.,„,.. s m A n it nnd ovj Iron, nfe on richt. and 


rtLe""oHles!'n^ 






This I must confe 



and although .levoolly 



t.'iuui.Ks v, armstkom; 






find be was filled n 



I upon a plan given 
rants entirely con- 






virtually or through . 






do.,-.! to their discr.-.lit." 
will anv one bo scared ? 



s mind throuKhuut all tho " 
otwvwtmw, are enough . 



our judges and men in higher 



,e i 3 ,. Ma-iin) could be often heard fror 
Two other room mates were Mason. 



aroforo, for there 






unmuaily kind, begin to ahow sly glances, am 
all Good Templars lodges are presldei 



lion, and Ihereforc 



d the papers is ad! pted 



L. X. STRaTTOX. 



.■ Kn,L'ht'iT-in fJ | t ir F , K . tlrl . 



light • 



: .secret sicieties aro like great lightnit 
tigs, their trancient gleams of light amidst tl 
irkhesa of succeeding a S l\ only serving I 



ilMO. 



; of the accounts of the great dis| 
dighl's Templar in Philadelphia, 



t Km^iiil,.,.,,], we aro not 
iy tho cubit measure used in 
» Temple, or by pork packil 

re among tho first people of 



l-pluvers was 



enebe 


w. en the las 


trac 


es of Knif-ht 


Temp- 










or it- 














and hfty ye 


rs w 


have done 


without 


'17c 




r s " 


;:„.*,„?:,,:, 


l.Iphla, 












,itk"t» 


by do .eel 


en' 


and^ignora 


lib. 


etung 


p pillars of 


lave 


y in the temple ol 




are pluoge 














Jiese North 


rn Ma- 


:z: 


ginethalby 


OH' 


silly di.pl. 
estore orde 
col it isy 

«re si.lttf.i 


of in- 






thn 






tat |h 










n.ght' 


Templars i 
only fifty yc 


an* 


af".'t!ooM 


'.". rfe" 



temple of human lib. 
Of styled Knight's ot 



uid truly, but iptulolk-dti, as Masonr; 
fos, tho ancient Knight Templar I 



eininlymadonpoflow, worlhlowi, man 
ured ,v )u b..ls, emblems, myths, and Tul 
a^s, were vo pure, cba.te, loving, el 
, and sincere to admit of the uao of syinbu 
thew, and so they trorl on it ! Ann AnH'i 

jfibly with. mi tho least kdowledge why i 



ed on by designing knaves in Philadelphia. 

The indignant Knight'* Templar's of the dayi 
f Louis XVI, resolving to avenge this barbar 

riend, ono of the chief men of the State, to « 



aO. Hreckenridgeote.clc! Let them 1 
cd by all means 1 ! 






pelilj and frankly to maintain tho right, an. 
lytbical n 



ON' TAB SQUARE, 



^ueh men as ho, Senator Wilson 



thousand dollars to tho cnu«e. Delow we put 






■■ mean, by »h 

in himself liko a 



1 by God's word and 



Wfbtfiklh, III., July 2:s„ 1 



afully 



iby 



H, W. MARSU, Secy. A. HELTON, Prett 

CAi>w i u i no,0.,JuIyl7, 188C 

ors of the Ofjioimu you lately sent tne. 

: qu.in I *ncelLron B h 1 h,spartof l t,e count 

i contact with b.gb U.isons and Odd Folio' 






and'humsnity' 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, AUGUST 24, 1869. 

tnn.not thit 




*.OK.NOW«.EDGEI»IETNi C 



| E. S. Bruce. W. Post, W. Worth, Geo. W. 
Hehrtead, Rev. Jnrues White, L. A. Pbiltpi, 
John Black, M. S. Drury, John M. Bruce, L. E 
Janes, Freeman Uanler, Lewis Smith, L. Olm. 
.Kid, D. L. Hongh, J. B. VanOsdel, T. F. 
Ouny, L. N. Stratton, Jonas F. Randolph, 11". 
S. M. Crocker, 'E. J. Cbalfant, lira. M- B. 



A. P. Kennedy, Daniel C. Vaughan, E. F. Hart, 
0. W. Covert, A. C. Moff.tt, P. W. Tinkbarn, 
John McDowell. Alex. Qoa, Jas. S. Hickman, 

Kinsley, D^ie! Roomer, ' W. R, Hutchinson, 
llerdv Wray, Andrew Gmley, Adam Miller, 
Charles Palmer. T. Baiter. S. Perrigo. Rev, F. 
Baicom, O. S. Hubbard, D. McFall, S. Wert*, 
Amos Sheldon, S. Hopkins, Henry Kumler. R. 
L. Fisher. Anne Ladd, F.,Cole, B. J. Holly, F„ 

Cstlerlia,' A. A. SmUI.^S. Thomas, 's. Von- 
neldfl, Z. W. TeWinklo, J. B. VauValkonburg, 

i. Sprott, Jos. M. Bishop. N^ Wheler, Thomas 
Ashman, F. M. Curtice, J. D. Crosby, Win. 
Garrett, Tyrus Tuthiil. P. Whilham, E. Boweii, 
Jamos Fatteraon, C. U. Tuoraas, Allan Wright, 
R. S. Hedges, L. Skinner, 0. Hanson, L. Farn- 

Urr, B 

Vanattor, T. H. Babe, Jason Lewie, W. H. Dike, 
Rev. .Orrin Crittenden, J. R, Partridge, Robert 
Powell, P. B. Parry, Wm. McCoy, and_H. Buss, 

R. U. Lampurd, $1.10; C. D. Bradley, $l.2B; 



,. D. Pes 



seph ' 



Farriji, Jas. S. Hickman. Rev. Jas. McFarlatul, 

Partridge, Aaron Hull, Orin J. Moore, H. White, 
base Strong, «B each. 

A. W. Curtis, *2.:!5 ; 0. C. M. Bates, $2.8i>; 
A. Gratton, $2.60. 

M. R. Hoard, M. Ambrose, Peter Cook, Ebert 
Teter, F. Livingston, Charles Sehreider, D. F. 

IS each. 

M.S. Drory, Adison Goodin. Lewis; Bailey, 
and J. W. Wood, $4 each. 

A. Floyd, I. Dickson, C. L. Stoddard, and 
Western College, 55 each. 

L. S. Chittenden and Peter Cook, $6 each. 

waiter. $7 each; R. D. .Nichols, $7.42. 



0. 0. 



Spencer, $0; I 






of which t 


ought 


ng 


Cysobchi. 






The writ 


r fully 
ughde 


ree 








wb^hT™ 


come 


by 


each other 


to bed 


e»b 



md taate in somo paragraphs questioned. But 

t is no common book, and written by no com- 
non writer. We prodict for it a wide circula- 
te and a mighty influence against the evils 



theB 


ble 


carried 


n front of 


their pr 


cession 




BOf 


the " je 


cIh of the 


lodge." 




tepli 






ow often h 












ity rrhy c 


11 it'M 




















Ando 






if it is 


Chris 




ty.ifit 


a the Bib]. 








1' 


dally en 


ady, for I 


H 


Bible. 


by it 


te 


chingi." 


Quoting 


from th 


work of 






THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE. CHICAGO, AUGUST 24, 1869. 



;.,) it reprobates." For the trutr 
e is a single specimen of Masoni 






i darkness." It is fairly r. 
or, that the circle erubro< 
and bis durk ahode, and, 



tem so completely and unmistakably gooi 



" thiit tbey are rtMllj nm 



pon what I found inside the temple arc not 
hat then? Why, jutt this: if they are un- 



liii.[ui:.hu).-iii i>f h"i- rights, and tbis 
ty is to be guaranteed by the United 

1'uiled Stales will recognize tbe indcpondci 



The following from the tf. Y. TVifti 



U'.l Jnn... -Till, !h-i:;. , l[h j tl„>' »'," ,', .' 

m his f^tliiT-- dirvcti.,0 D,.vid II j rum, mi 

tbe following November. This prophecy 



■e. The brothers, at one poini of the eon- 



I by Masons is toeongruau 



e planned, or are planning and con 
the horrid conspiracy against Chrisl 

id tnat, on tbe appearing of this little 

nd take council, as tbo Jewish ruler; 












toftl 






on by 






G9-70, iu philosophy and mti 

sve triumphed in Tennessee. Demo, 
laim it as a Democratic, and Bepublicans 

;„■ Bt.^lntism of bis prerogatives, so far a 
ive his ministers, a responsibility for goi 
ienl measures similar to that which obtaii 



"K"; (audi a* throat cutting, emboweling, I ready suddenly and arbitrarily prorogued tbi 



. I.> ,,,n-„„. 






or a juggler. Fitne! 



ingly. For a Slai 






symbolizes so beautifully, that absolute domi 
nation over tbo departments of Legislation 



independence, and figh 



a did not even try to offset 1 



Correspondenc e. 



IASONHY AND MOKCJAN'! 






I by Masonry, are brought to light am 

Many who hitherto, thought little, o 

ill think ; and there is power living ye 
;st bum Bethought to make its antago 


















t.M.e.lcr-iak.ii r .'j.i.d.-.Vrdu^^.r 'h',r'^ I,' 
o g L^wi^own nf Q nd e wa'' le ' 1 """^ '''"" '""" "** 
igh Moon's was held'aLd H^a/^roed h 

li is (uitr.nishing that m.-n should befoundso 



tion ; tbo reports of J 
and the result* of tl 



raonally, 

of those affixed to 



ctly well recollect 









rry compliment to any 
wipVjMo see him I 

lodge.— Youra truly, 



esigns need no such covering of darknesi 
o tbo whole is a "craft, » « p| ot> T0 „ roui 

a the menus and agencies employed t 



more light on it, they will ■; 
stinolly and decidedly. Jelsbecoi 



>crecy as now led by Masonry, if th 
the system wero understood. Tb 
profoundly deceptive. The grea 






■Bed sometimes, in pleasantry, though really 
lore in earuest than in jest, to speak or a " Di 
ision " of the Sons as " tbe lodge, " my friend, 
rere always ready to repel the insinuation 

ision," soon" after joined the " Lodge ; » ant 

'emplars, '" taking the name', and administri^ 






ith resistless interposition, they obey. 
That is tbey do notoboy^God but they do obey 
•y. It is fair therefore to presume 



i K.V -■■).'■> 



ropbe.ied. The 



CAETERA DESUNT. 

EniTOB Cthowhi: 
That "eloquent lecture by Rev. R. Collyer," 

Repuliican of July 13, 1369. He there repeats 

from heaven. If you are in peril, It w 
ith an irresistible band the coming ovl 



MIlSnjTES 

Aurora Christian 

CONVENTION, 



e power of MMoorj i. .ttoo t 
.0 ,11 that i. good .nd grc.t h 



nom.ui, Pa., Jolyio, is. 
od you Iho n»««i u. 

! In tbe but lodgn," (of. 

o., of New York. 
BOKO, 



Minutes of the 
National Christian Convention 

PITTSBURG, 

National Christian Association 

Price ofewh.mi.^or^lTeeopIt, for ,!,,„(», 

EZRA A. COOK. 

Scatter the Documents. 

eCEETISM: li 

the Church, ud 



■mple tow, 
Lnotly.anc 

M ,...;:;[ M.irti 



they are nearly all Mat 
'he Turkish however a 
l lovinly, and gave I 









THEJIYSTIC TIE 

FREE MASONRT, 



Light on Free Masonry, 









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CHRISTIAN BAPTISM. 

b T the tun. ...her, P.U., jl.Ji. 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, CHICAGO," AUGUST 24, 1860. 



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S'Cynosure Tracts. 



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L PROFCSSKDIV 






The sentiment of reli 






th tho young pi-opls of their charge, havo 
,-ided aud been led, matt-ad of being 1 
of their folks. Wo know great men are 



.. ., . , ■ ■ Mi, 



. - .selessl] agsei 1 1 if- rdig.on i<. prase end vtm 
. ..,,.,.. i_ ae ■' Holy Mnsoury," "/Wj 
<■„ Matoury," " -D.Wno Masonry," 5owJ Art,' 
'■ Croft ZWwm*," imd "c coat of blessing 



ring on the millennm. Tim 






NOW PUBLISHED. 



'HISTORY OF MASONRY, 



.triiintxr,i„!OBP..M-Ki;(na-;i.\ n'-'.sro 

am! MXrURiSTIAN CHARACTER, RE- 
TING AND BLASPHEMOUS OATHS 
PRBE MASONRY. AS PROVED BY IT; 

^ORATORS AUTHORS AND HISTORI 



" MASONIC MURDER." 

fh a is a small Tract of 2 pages by Rev. J 
M.is...., u t 23 etn. per Hundred or *-.Ui:i pel 



MASONRY. 



CAMPAIGN DOCUMENTS. 

The Mystic Tie 
Free Masonry, 

A League with the Devil, 

PRESENTED FOR EXAMINATION. 

Heine; a defonco read bofbro a Committee 
ppnii.U'd in tlie trial .-f PETER COUK nor 
I'CIA COOK at EtUi.ii l, li.d.with the par 

MINUTES 



iplicd by this statement of Sir. D. Open 
mpcranee societies educated the people In 
elr way. and by tracts and publications f.r 

nploy agents to preach temperance, ond yet 

ready slated bow these agent* arc crippled b\ 



;,";;, 


c-Mom Worthy, Grand Worthy, 
roliipful, Worthy Chief, and other 


notLrpSty'ldhir^Thia 


Ha'deniai"! 


z':z 


I 1 bTolTloCeptbeirii wm'be 


Mr. D.'rt statement; fl am aw 


rlo^advan'c 


degree. 




their peculiar organizations." 
thinks his statement is true, and 


£" 


,ml thvi. 
0., being 


best judgement, us in the case ofllr. 
over pereuaded by friends and from 


it isaot truona innumerable fac 


sshow. Ihav 
mid agents nd 



Why am I opposed to 
MASONEY P 



;apita1 they line invests 



Vebb. (p. 17, 


oiherly 1 
he fits... 


lodge .bo 


rlendthlp am 


,h«, b, . 


«ho oil.fr. 









mil if thej belonged L 



■J. ..,p!.l:^ 
,„.-l.ur (■..:. 

lupplicd." 






rely, and trust God to help him foiu 



voice, say, Do thiA- 



D'S BLESSING 

'ouug lady wlio"] 



i thoughtless Elizabeth. 



n four page Tract @ ? 



SR.'RET SOCIETIES, 
lies of Rev. I. A. Hart. Pr« 
lent work of much rallis and power. 

MINUTES 



Extracts from Masonic 

Oaths andPenalties, as 

Sworn to by the 

Grand Lodge of 

Rhode Island. 

in 1834, and is a very weighty documei 



GIVING HIS AND Ills f A IlIKK 

Opinion of Free Masonry. 



Opinion of Free Masonry. 
( 1832. ) 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, 

88 la Salle Street, 



Light on Free Masonry, 



An Inquiry into Free Masonry 

Hy IJldcr J. G. Sienrne, 
Sixth Edition, Price DO cents, 

Letters on M.i-.iuv, pii.jo in pupei 



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" In secret have I said nothing-" — Jesus Christ. 



VOLUME 2. 



CHICAGO, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1869. 



[FORTNIGHTLY AT $1 A YEAR 
NUMBER 28. 



The Christian Cynosure. 



Ill- K» n .,L'.|.-[. OI1L- Of t 



Ulen, of M«ri.>[i,Mk!. pnr 

links for forwarding to ui 
■ Irgiolcs of Washington, i 



to their lodgea to ! 
dedicated to the St. Joi.i.j. 






e J/flionie ^cfiwdte 



rand Ulster Masons. The /v 



11 elected Grand Mat 






-for the editor of the JUvrille, if 
well— implying that every Maao 



Correspondence. 



t up by the King of Babyloi 






would put to flighta 



lie ministers of I 



ssion of truth reipocliog tt 



U't.rMiipf.il Grand Lodge"of that Stnti 
to a run or business. Some ttwnt; 
complaint and appeal are noted in on< 
the paper, a largo portion ending ii 

iome, " the charges were perjury am 

and falsehood to Masonry, with il 


















p by the King of Bibyloi 






i, loyal tw Republican go> 






Suffjrera: "We rejoice to 'count all thing* 
t loss for the excellency of the knowledge oi 



'good policy' to 1 
-ay of holy obc 



"But do you think [we one iho 

"'If any rain hare not the aplr 

ia none of Did.- " 

"But la It 'good policy' to inci 









Editor Ctsostoh: 

by Jamos P, Thompson, M. D., Willi 
Blair County, Pennsylvania, dated July 



phatieally in favor' or temperance" 
their deliberations, however, the 



;uted by Masone, as a Jou 



Vlktf." Tl.H x\ 



degree*, attempted an I 



Jen thoGood Templars and these 
Uusoos and Odd Fellows. By 1 



t 1 will leavo the matt 


r in your charg 


Editor of tho Cvho 


one, to correct D 


pun, and I hopo jo 


will do it in t 


of deccilfulnoas and 


intentional errc 


ho editor of TA* Tm 




erearealwayaafewap 


inklings of Ma<on 



"Tns American On» Fillow: John W 
Dan, Publisher, No. PS Nassau street New York 
|2,P0 per year The July number ot this Maga 

tme HI"' "ffluial o^a.i i-f the UrJei ) cm:, tains 

oonteata; The Ocean Twins (concluded) 
■'repositions for Membership, Tho Creed o 
Manhood, Odd Fell,,* li.-nn ; Scientific an 
curious facts ; Hut.m ol U.I.I FHK.^hip. 






Lot ui pray, fight and work harder than 



i was undoubtedly a thorough- 









He was introduced by s 
.s place, and commence 
Worshipful Hester and I 



. John's oration. The fabric of Masonry mu 9 ' 
: getting eicfcdingly shabby, or its patroni 



why did be doubt it. I venture it is for w 
.f faith in it This speaker then informed 

srlierag.j, Curiam, uv nvailct \u , -If of ■*, 



nd by earing that Maaonry inculcates a 

i the Holy Scripture and the. Sun of God, (do 

elkff) whom he styled tho "Grand. High 






mmanity, he brought t 



WIDE AWAKE. 



asserts. Tho fact 
JebJy help to di-gr 



of Hiram Ahiff, substantially agreeing wJt 

WoouchttohavocheapU^VrTatril 
these could bo loft ontheseatsofOhu 

suggest that teitl of scripture hearii 



o or long to comply with them fully.— Eos] 
WHO KILLED ITIORGAN t 



others who hero come under 
Of Masonry, he has lost his 


Eniron Ctkoscri: 
liiaoftenalootlydonl 

gan. although they kno 
facts. The only .rgum 


dbyMa 


S 


th.lr 


ROUGH ASHLAR, 
VS. CUIUSTIANITY. 


■3 


.fur 


2 


.^IHzHIrE 


^i^.lUi\i 


'ii\ 


toll. 


S 






corners "by rich and r 



mat justice in 
i congloi 



■uaucaa, shall arise with healing in Ills 
finga. Let Tub CTNoatme go forward and poui 
lit the light, and every other paper that pre< 
endd to he with Christ. Yoors for light, 
J. 0. LAMrfON. 



No«ni, 111:, Aug. 2, 1 
ii tor Ctsosdrk: 

:ee Masonry to do with the people? an 

Dtilo in his doings hero and every ■ 
lis community was startled a few day 
wiih the announcement that D. 0. Malloi 



nytbinjt about it f Why, a man by the nami 
of this P. 0. route, has a piquo at the Po* 



r by t»s namo of Joycelyn 






ulerosta of oonimunlty are trampled under 
t It remains to be sees, whelhertbe peopls 



Pkmiosnt Blancfu.ro, Dsah Sir,— Wo hnvo 






f K.nsu, and wiinoseed horrors brought 
en by secret societies working under cover of 



rably to the bar of ei 



idviiirythciroppononU. 



igbt, that his deeds may be mac 
hey are wrooght in God, " tb.u 
irinciple by which the honesty 



ne days, tn order to expedite his griti 
urged the filler to start his mill on t 

lh, and grind out bis grist. To this t 
readily consented. After start ng 1 

a boy about twelve years of age— and • 

milier'sson, when adjusting some of t 

was twice broken, another once, and 



ir destroyed much good." 







THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, CHICAGO, SI 


5PTEMBER 7, 1869. 




6 


The Christian Cynosure. 


,f ■' Free Masonry and kindred Societies." 
I tbink God w« s manifestly with us. Be* 


they merit any such high distinction. At a 
.lass tbey have more thin a full proportion of 




wutj ■ but is in direct contradiction to Masonic 


to be more than half a traitor himself. By .-uch 
Mftfonio lovally was our warprolo.ig-d, anj cur 
*rm T disgraced, nnd tho favors which these 


history, and cm but deem tb*m as wuhom 
foundation, ami derogatory to Ohristianiry, 
There is certainly nothing In the inspired writ- 


SALUTATORY. 


lr. Bill, of the Edwtrde Church, though he 


-cheming demagogues and of ambitious, and 


derate political discussions in the blue lodges. 


Mackey, in his leilcon ofFrco Masonry, says. 




'ad his regular service at the time, and could 


■inprineipled odteoturers. Dsisile»l and openlj 


That is not the place, nor is this tbe method. 




cost anguish and d^ath to thrice their number 


search in one of the oldest and riches, libraries 


TO TBE READERS OF THE CYNOSURE. 


10. attend, yet gave a handsome notice of thi 




It is where tbey bait their game, sod tho plan 






in the United States, tbat of II. 0., made at 


»«-.— ^-j^; 1 


ncnt of myself. I spoke something near ait 


rT' 1 '^rW ^ 1*' C dB in 




by changing D into (Al, after the fashion of the 


To bt continued in our ntx(. 


tho request of Rev. Dr. Wocfds, of Andover, 


BEPORT O.V SEC11ET SOCIETIES. 


authority for such claims. 




iour and a half. When I was fairly settled it 




















Chase, in his digest of Masonic laws, 188H, p 






you, somew ' °™ r ' my e ' °™ grce in B 


to know of me if I " was a Free Mason." There 


piety.. Tho private end the ministerial Cbrist- 


Grand Masters, valient Knights, and sovereign 


208, says i "To require that a candidate pro 


%f£Z^ri"jta£u l 2fcJkF2uh nf o« 


know, by painful experience, that mumbiirs of 




-.ere materials for an Epbesian tumult and row 




Commanders wield by tho help of enslaving 














oaths and the caste "spirit of the order." Thi. 




iished in The Cthosuri. 




it a i e in w dm an r en i arrive 


■>een glad to have had the meeting thrown inU 


<bo stamp that commands tho highest confi- 


reasoning from the exclusion of political dis- 


very body of Masonry." P. 108, he say*— 


Tho Committee to whom was reforrod the 




fact It, we left bomo in a hurry." The fact Ii 


.Itercetlon and confusion. So I declined to 
answer the gentleman, who insisted on Ms 


dence, either ol tbe spiritual minded or of the 
world. If any Masons aro " the best and brav 


sophlstry— It is deceitful 


" Froo Masonjy calls no man tor account fo hi 
belief of any religion on the globe." And again 


S£^ 


u b .r.Vd prni";"n°;hrr..T»'crnp°.r°te 


chapter of " moving accidents" might be glvei 


,uestion, and said when that was answered he 


eat," it is not Masonry that makes them so. I< 


Kot to amcr ihHIML ^ ^ ' 


"Masonry has nothing whatever to do with the 


aniTr^Ttm^mtn^mu^Violbtilu 


Ohurclf, .til in paying thoir lues at the loJge, 






Is no sign of true bravery, that a man cannot 




Bible. It is not founded on tho Bible. If i 






why tbo proof of our paper has been so iruper 


he house was mine that night for argument; 




ment tbat MasonJy does not interfere with oneV 


«as it would not bo Masonry-it would bo some 


having personal and esteemed friends among 


Church, that there la frequently anl mournfully, 












the secret orders,— from whom only a sense o 




iog Latin, Dutch, or English. But sufficient 


.rrange with any gentleman whom tho Mason, 


merits; but he must enter into a conspiracy 


are not called in the quoitioo or controverted 
in tho lodgo. That did not hinder Dr. Coopoi 


thority as Dr. Cooper's address, and being con 


duty would constrain us to differ. 

We havo also tho additional difficulty o 


tbe lodge, in place of tho dutiea anl a.rv.cea 






that he hopes will do more for him than hnman 






man, member, of the lodges, (not to charge 


T "runt" 1 ur "nTviz" to'-inlo "us of fl 


Tortuight, if desired. We then hada quieland 


justice or God would sward. In tbia there is 


from teaching in a St. John's day oration, that 
" tho spirit of tho order required Masons to 


vastly more credit; oven if Hereby we should 


lio fully informed. This will lead us to spea 




deeply attentive meeting to the close. One 


an evident luck of courage, or of goodness, or 




uf what wo do know— of what is open and fre 


unchrisliauly intolerant toward, ihoau who, 


and frail friends whom a mis-spelling coul< 




of both. Be dares not trust God, to protect 


attend upon tho ministry" of a Mason, in pre 


honesty. 


to all, and cannot be concealed. It is our flrz 




^Mp^^m^Z 


obtain my statistics, saying-" I was just ready 


him from them, and cannot be content with 


feronco to an anti-Masai. Teaching, in fact 
that sustaining a brother Ma»nn in the pulpii 


But ho tells us, " it is not forbidden any man 


In' "he 'tell'mon' ol'lhos' ^rfMftiTw'd! 


That there are some good anl estimable men 


e. ",'; .^L'^dTeircdlri'.' . -"J7; 


notes tonight." I gave him Mr. Cook's tract, 

■The History of Masonrj." The earnest Christ- 


^^^S^^^^M 


the Church of hia choice ; tho same as to su\ 


to pray In the name of Christ." How does he 


vulgo the mysteries and oaths of the socre 




■an, praying people here, are deeply moved. 




that Masonry is more important, than ever) 




Although our report relates chiefly to the 




Fo.ler, already announced a» office editor, will 


To-night the Grand Lodge of Good Templars 




thing tbat is distinctive, and peculiar in an) 


Chapter." Sure tbat ia no proof. Here is a 


expediency, or inexpediency of Ministers and 




"• ukA ''^''^2^ i" K ^ZZlZT^ 


lor tho State of Massachusetts, meets here for a 


t.ko menintoMasoniclodges.areauchaa belong 


and all the churches of Christiaodom, whicl 




give aclcar utterance on that point, withou 


z'ESSSSi^S 


rU, llllld than those of ordinary men And 


-emi-annual meeting in the same town hall. 




dhows that the sectarianism of Masonry is of al 


chaplain, is not saying he prayed in tbo name 


Brat sotting forth what wo think is undesirable 


» "th" tT ea aro etill turbulent aod will no. 


The providence of God is very marked in allow- 


than to the "best and bravest" This single 


sectarianism, the rankest and very worst. Anu 


of Christ in the lodges and chapters; or if he 


truth pertaining to the principles and working- 


than tho secret orders, common to all men, and 
















Ei£t:5IESSEr 


that body here. I asked a prominent Good 


save nine tenths or those who enter the lodge*, 


Minds its own business." Its own busines is ti 
draw men insensibly and insidiously upon i 


|o""aUhis rgnTocTone 3 whlwih" m p"e 


Si.9rH5:iH-.i3i 


score of morality or pY.laulhrophy. Itcgardcd, 
,n the most favorable light in which wo 


^1-TC^.b""^.^^^,,,"^; 


Templars were not Masons. Be said he "pre- 
sumed they were." The cause of temperance 


ro shall thou dwell in the laud, and verily 


iheological platform, that while it seems to bt 
a broad and liberal platform of all truth, ie , 


£**b sTe,™! TifTi^LL^ 


l , re^":.ex«^.?.'. li u^■h.'ti S ^.t',''„ o ,*de^ , 




will fare in their hands as American principles 


thou shall be fed." Let not secretins bo too 








and Imprecations which are supposed to bind 


I wish to caution our readera against one 






aod as a real deniul of tbe go pel of Christ, as wa, 


if i a scmblie's is contrar to th L 


preliminary inquiry,— ok roAai nuant, and io 


tho members ol that order, wo are obliged to 


thing, fix: supposing that our paper is, and it 
to ba, a mere ant.-Hasoi.io battery. It ie on 
tbe contrary, something quite different. It If 


lith'tJm 1 . ! D r!hen trUT«V« Hd^I 


larity, [eat they be found "following a multi- 


ever uttered by Jews or infidels. The raj 


jalitj of Masonry." And Webb's Monitor in 
clucates the came doctrine thus—" Prayer h 


P ' L F™Sr° own^oSlin™, in which 


consider the secret societies, generally and corn- 
able features which inhoro In them and from the 










Masonic lodges should bo of a general cbarac 












delity. "But it don't interfere with religion.' 








Wo aro at sea, and the Free Ma'ons have 


anti-slavery triumph a few years; defeated 


•Dd the broad wav thronged by tbe rich, end 


The Christian's God claims to be the on/„ 


../conscientious brethren " and these brethren" 


2. We claim that the universality and froo- 


huge burn.clos on the gospel ship, impelling its 




their own professed principles, and died. 


mighty, and wise, in this world to bo found the 


true God— the on/y Savior, and claims sole wor 


mar^T^y 3 be. JeTs.'pagU Tr infideTs 


possible to cooGn« any r eally great and useful 


progress, or as parasitic adhesions, deriving a 


We »w, in our late war, the devil trying to 


Ja™^!?^ 


"d^Co? '- ar nment is mad 


ZV^T^Z^Laq^LTaZ 


i. *., according to Masonic authority prayers io 


principle to tho solo use and benefit of a select 


they can possibly impart .0 it. 


P "n^ « K m^ll oMb^MilV^u w »'&»!« 




mere ass^oVs/witZt 1 .'fea&W prtof; 


ing their divinity; and not only this, but fur- 


Especially at the present day, nnd in this free 
country, is such a thing impossible. The 


THEGItitNDBVR «.' TIASHMtV. 
















Andean bo'" could ''not' (fo'r'ooTwo'old no. 


l^ittteTTe" U ^Zo WKMSm b ,0 


because there is not the shadow of foundation 


to deny that Jehovah is the only God, anil 


-.idTomauWaj^ 


mathematics— astronomy— chemistry— philos- 
ophy—political economy— social science— the- 


We saw a list of officers chosen tho other 
day at o. conclave ol Knight's Templars, consist- 




^Z^A^J^V^WUAIi^ 


ft, Uf arguments which logicians call tbe non 


solemnly to acknowledge that the Gods of the 


Sr!d^^ 


^^^^^£!aS!S2S£. 


ing of fifteen persons, all of whom had the title 
Of Grand affixed to ihnr names. Such an 


ftar was over, we saw Bishop Whitehouse's 
Episcopal convention at Philadelphia, refute 

thanks for the salvation of popular government 
and the overthrow of slavery 1 If slavery had 


of tho Tract Society. Tbe readers ol the Ct.no- 
mjm will romember ihat this Tract Society 
(Boston) arter disgraoiog religion by tbeir 
squabbles for money and sectarianism, and 

on the plan that they would not " shun to do- 


3. Of evasions and special pleading, and at- 
attempts at deception, by presuming upon the 

Of mere assertions take the following: 

1. "Masonry is no disloyal nor political in- 


Gentiles, are Ood,; and just thie Free Mason> 
do. It is the broad foundation on which th< 
whole structure re»ts.-(See Webb's Moniter 

article religion.) It says, gather togethor the 
Jew and the Gentile, Mahommedan, Fbaiisee 


none to object, and that only to quiet and do 

*hen they read passages from the New TesU 
ment, where the name of Christ occurs, tba 
name is expunged, and from their written 


ly to all his creatures Wo should as soon 

of the common air, and calling It a mystery, us 
of restricting any great aod important discov- 

erally. 


army of Grand Commanders, Giand General- 
Ijslmo', Grand Captains, and Grand Piolutes, 

ever bear of before. They must surely bo very 


Church which tbey lovo 1 Slavery had pro- 
tected Free Masonry from popolar discussion 
at the death of Morgan ! Slavery shielded 


dare all the counaelof God,'' aupprcssed atract 


stitution. 


ship acceptable to all of these, aod go in and 


the one or two, perhaps, that contain it, could 


better, or nwrosnooesaful. than tbosa who 'are 


does our ignorance of them argue ourselves 


(requested by the Andover Faculty) against 




unite with, and lovingly fellowship them in 








secret societies ! " B* tiwl util am hU life 


!2i.::r:i;:::,;::,:r ,i "" n 


which the heathen invited tho Israelites to step 


Joes he p-ovo it r By the same argument thai 
he proves ii to be non -political, coupling theru 


osophy, or morality, or scientific knowledge, or 


sumed to be. or aro tbey not a set of simple 


and king-eraft. The "Blue Lodges" which 


Ihave given a full and carefully written report 
of Senator Tomeroy's speech at our Chicago 


-1. " It is distinctively and emphatically be- 


to tbe worship of Baal.-(Sce Josophus on thu- 
subject.) But in the jospel we are thus in 




E'^iru.S'ii.^H.n.H 


evidence ol Mr. James risks' insanity, that ho 
dons tho uniform of a Commodore, or of some 


the Eu Kluz clans, which were to defeat the 


Prets here, and the editor promises me a proof 


Theee points constituto tbe substance of his 


gather with unbelievers; for what felloweUir 


ouinf in tbo lodge. So the Uasons or the 
South were perfectly loyal— Jtff. Davis and A. 


sou of facts, any such superiority on theirpart. 


"uTo,. mcha 5S0L Tm e^mo^nch'hi'n 


, ^l^ a iS^M'^^ 


tomorrow, and that it will appoar on Friday. 
Ab there is no answering Senater Pomeroj'.. 


nri'uTd t b B e t t nni r g ^ t 


what communication hath light with darkness J 


dlS^itSik -S dTd 17 Tit 


in our judgmont. ministers and members of 
Free Masonry, Odd Followship, et eatlera. 
orders the Church should abstain from the secret 


We havo long observed that no man oi any 
















arguments, I tbink tho publishing of it here, 












energies to specific objects and ends. 

i Kow Ood was our pole-star through that 


used to run as an abolition candidate, when be 


and disloyal institution. That religiously it out 
Herods Ilcrod in sectarianism. That among 


what part hath ho tbat believe th with an infidel 1 
And what agreement huh the Tomplo of God 


that ; though all the world knows tbe rebellion 
*aa gotten up by these same Haaons using per- 


than on true and general benevolence. 
2. They claim to be founded on tbe Bible. 


being a Mason. Ou the contrary, it is oi.lj the 
young aud thoughtless, are ashamed of it, aud 


tempest] Jtfferaou Davia and Braxtyr [Bragg 


the progress of our cause. There is not a 


inlormcdlerofamost persistent and impudent 


them end be ye separate, saith the Lotd ; and 


plats and the golden circle, as the instrument 


the mble^nowherTrlo^mi^ei them udmn 




EJSSSSH: 


population on earth better fitted to appreciate 




toocb not the unclean thing and I will receive 

This is tho fundamental law of Christianity 
Tho theory and practice of Free Masonry is pre 


universal Masonry. Perhaps they did. I'er- 


where proclaims the equal right of all to those 
blessings, and to tbe mercies of God, especially 


to cover up their folly and disgrace, from lbs 


Frettttant Episcopal Bishop who "confirmed " 


T'ne hand of God seems to me plainly visible in 


iri*^ 


ihar. to M.isons ruoro than any other class ol 


are carefully excluded irum the orders. 


a'bjecTZort^ 


them in their rebellion against Cod and their 


publication of Senator Pomcroy's speech just 


controlina every institution in human oci t 


ulflety andsquarcly itsopposite. Noman there 


men, (unless it be the slave holders, and they 


lodge. No one ol any rouoliuesi and proper 


eountry, as well deserved a baiter as Davie 


following tbe State Grand Lodge meeting here. 


Tor the especial benefit of tho members of tbe 


fore can, understanding!', unite in the follow- 


were mostly Masons,) we are indebted for the 


self rcspoct, would adhero to a set of men who 












heart, 4c." 




But " we wreatlo not with flesh and Mood," 












crace as arc imposed upon one by the uuscemly 




toS thT^™^ Uptown hill 


is distinctly and emphatically selfish, and totally 


false Gods, and thereby denying that our God 


conflict. But oh 1 they never di-cussed this in 


be" g^Mason ^i"o7 being' 7 SSS 


It ia true, tbe Kow Testament teaches us 


SEE5SS3 


meeting, and invited subscriptions to it. 


prepared to prove them again. But for the 


ie the only true God, aui tho only Savior; and 


he lodge 1 So loyal were they that when in tbe 
institutions were in danger of being overturned; 


vVhnreai, many of tbo brightest ornaments ol 


" to be subject one to another, snd be clothed 
with huniilitt, " but this was said to men as 
Christians aud not as Masons. It does not 


li.s Ctnoschs if true to its n Joe and ruissio" 


Secretary Ritchie writes from Cincinnati, 


present we leave our assertion to offset the 


Zion, and cast 111 his lot with idolaters and al 




pliufuTfacU,^^ 




worship, sppoinUd by Uims-Blf in the power ol 


)hat Mr. Carpcnter'a offer of one thousand 
clergymen who should apply for it, has already 


tempted reasoning, which ba B at least the merit 
of i.luBtrating tho sophistical or non itgwttr. 


— ^IiE'2:;: 


bottom ; rent^from^cenue ^^^7^ 


BiHSrHHH: 


to ths Dud In sis, Jews, infidds, and pagans, 










Masons against Masons; * • yes, within 




n telling us to be " clothed with humility " 


on foot by tbe same dovij „bo once spoiled our 


lie attempts to prove that Masonry is not 


nmi God in tho lodge that 1 do in tbe Okuree. 


die precincts of tho ludge; these things could 


pic of God, " Thine heart is divided, now ahe.ll 


t do« uot mean thereby that we shall stoop to 












theybe[lound faulty, " is applicable, we fear, 


















■gainst Ood and humanity, (that is against 


ton baa au-.borized Mr. Ritchie to go on. Surely 


lodgn. Suppose they ate not— this does not 


worshiped the golden calf, at SinnI, Baying— 


,vord could be spoken to repress treason, or re- 


a large p*rl of their limo, and money, and in- 


There is a wide difference between humility 


Christ) ever since. 


tho enemy has como in like a flood, and the 


hinder them from swearing their members to 


" these bo tbj Gods, 1 feracl, which brought 


buke the traitor. The Mason takes the hand ol 


teres,., on Free Masonry and Odd Fellowship 


and degradation; but neither Masons nor 


If one man may make a religious rite and im- 


spirit of God is lifting up a standard against 


favor each other's political preferment, which 


ue out Eg) P t." Thua jott aeo tho; claimed to 


,be traitor, red with his own fathers or brother 


And if none aro g„od Masons but those that 


Jesuits seem to be aware of it Nor is it to be 


pel* .1 on another, ho is that other man's ahso- 


him. Tbink of a breadth of mind and country 


they positively do in tbe Royal Arch oath, bb 


be worabiping the .ante God .bo brought them 


blood, in calmness ...d mo ? t brotherly friend- 


m^S3^^tiuTm a !i bo° 'lU» 


usually go to make np Masonry, tbat .bet 




repreBentod by 1,100 ministers. This looks 






brethren to dwell together in unity I" And at 








well fur our nejt meeting at Cincinnati. 


a plain fact, that Masons absorb ten times their 






kfuod Christian, evou a very good one, without 


though ono humility leads to true manho d and 


his faculties for himself. This is what prions 


Yours in Christ, 


just proportion of political offices, and that by 


accept it. Let Maeona heed tbe example. ADd 


upon those who go forth to slrik- at the lifo ol 


being a Mason, or au Odd Fellow ; so that it is 


immi.nal 1.1"., while the other leads dowuwa.ds 


dLii 3ta" ImthTljT Zm**ui\ The 


J. BLANCHARD. 


What matter is it whether this is done by dia- 


jet r.r.ot. Cooper telle oa their, ia " Ohrletien 


It may commend the lodge to Dr. Cooper and 


:::^r^^^:r^ e ^^ 


Just think for one moment, of a Grand Pre- 






ate, tho Rer. Mr. Suchnone, subjecting him- 






cussions in the lodgft, or by the power oftholr 


delity 1 Christian dovil worship rather. Theie 






self to a lodge of Chinamen, and thinking that 


devils psrloership which he proposed to Christ, 


FEKSE Wo. a. 


oaths, or by any other method of operating? 


i>, and there can be no concord between the 


it has such a mightv spi-1! upon its members, 


and money, and talent, which should be conse- 














crated supremely to Christ and bis cause in the 




Our fathers lied from these priests across the 


ment from the authority of groat names and 


lodgo work t Does that binder them from such 


lundamental dootrioo of Free Maaonrj, respect- 


revolutiou and blood shtd, the most loyal men 


world. 


o the disgraceful manifestations ol a Masonic 


ocean, but they have changed their jackets 


humbugs. 


diBcussion in recess 1 And cannot the Masonic 


ing religion. The opposition 1. total and the 


can meet the insurgents, the m ^ dererfl °' 


ow'n credft, writ'bdong^^Cnris'tisnitv.'jui- 


preach the religion of Jesus 1 


as rogues aro wont; pot on lambtkin aprons; 


that they aro "tho self-elected regulators of 


ly, obligation, tbe "aid" of a good word or a 
vote under the proper signal of distroHB, when 


and water, light and darknOFi, will coalesce juit 
as soon. Ho aaya, too, it Is " founded upon the 


SSSHS^i 




ON TBE SQUARE. 


Una; to put out their light and block the 


All the benevolence, tho morality, the neigh- 


W" Wnat a folly it is to dread t„o thought 


atonement of Christ, by swamping the Amori- 












of throwing away life at once, aud yet have no 


ean movement 1 May the living Ood frustrate 


conduce." But who has elected Masons to 


deltrhir P olltL'rLLV?hi 8 8 Irgume e nt 


„ knock, away the foundation cl.lotup.n'wbich 


filled with men, standing boll uprigbt, with 


rather than to charily , whereas they might be, 


regard to throwing it away piecemeal. 
•ST " The ruin of most men dates from icrnt 


So you Bee that when wo have made the 


land ""a' °h "' h0 MF a" ^ -Tlbi! honor T 


from the fact that politics are not discussed in 
ihc ledge, is therefore a perfect sophism. The 


lV."r!l!w.ri. . r "if 217* 


glaring eyes, but frozen stark and stiff in death. 
It eremc like a precinct of hull itself, where by 


xons, and even bettor, outside of the' order, bj 


vacant hour. Occupation is the armor of the 










some eatanic alehimy, nil truo sentiments of 


tho Simple power of faith and Christian prin- 


he devil la represented as fishing for men, and 








other Gods to bo equally worshiped, what is to 






fitting his habits to tho taste and business of bit 


Your, In the love of Christ, 

J. BLANCHARD. 


against Mason -y, am they not by so doing, 
" the self elected regulators" ol spiritual teach- 
ing in the Church of God, and of tho ministerial 
conscience? That thsrs are not Individual 
Masons that are worthy to ba ranked among 


towards them—" distinctively and emphatically 
beoevoloot H towards tbem. fieo how bountl- 


tinguiablng liberality of tbe Masonic theory is 


dergo a traosformalion, like persons in such 
mo! bury them alive. Yes. [et us be burled 
erna'l Ind.ferenllsm, which according to the Dr.'. 


hem with unscriptur.l exclu-iv, ness, to confine 
and restrict their knowledge and wisdom to 


prey ; but tbo idler, ho said, gave him no trouble 
Why do circuses take menageries with them 


EDITORIAL COItnESPONSEKCB. 


Tn?For the same reason that Masons m.ke 


iroairuKm*, l7a.,., Aug. 83, Iflof. 


the "beat and bravest in the land," we are not fully be feeds them 1 while for daya and wseks 


aoeepted. The asseitloo, that Masonry Is 


^rgentV'ofour amy «?<?,' be^that'bas 


entitled as they, according to tbo Biblo. 
6. The claim of Masonry to great antiquity, 


be Biblo a part of their lodgo furniture, sod 


RiT. L. FosTia— Vtar Srot/ur .- I yesterdUy 






hat Hiram, and Solomon, and John tho Bap- 


cruplea of th.- conoious, and draw io a el»» 


(Sabbath) evening, prssuhsd in tbe old lot»n 






1st, and John the Evangelist, were eminent 


f people xho otherwise would not go osar 


bail here, to a full audience, on the aubjatft 


impress us with the conviction, that as a class, 


pigeons best friend. Now if that is good logic, 


compared with the lundamental theory of Ua-[ 


y to give and accept sty favors, has taught him 


Unseat; we find no where substantiated by 


hem. 



) donated scrupulous!)' 



. Who will pay for ibo 5 



Corresp ondence. 



t it, and i* beginning to full. 

.e know nothing except ihitt one of 
who occupies, a ohtir In the- Tdt. 

.'on one side, U to bo on tho other, w] 



e are not wishing a division o( tho 

■t army. Wo feared it, and hence- it 

.1. complained of by brother Sbucv. 

do not wish to see the puper crippled whi 

be if it advocated the repeal i 
i rule, thus inviting Odd Fellow 
Knight Templars to nesist it in ■' tending 

I of the Cysobubb. 



They hnvo stood e 
the rear. But 



niTOR CYNePURir: 

I Bud the following in the Erergretn concei 
ife tho " Ciible Tow of Masonry." 
On the length of this cable it says—" Belie 



'■Like the girdle which Puck proposed 
rry round the globe in forty minutes; th 
.Die tow touches (and connects you with) 'i 

Masons—' wheresoever dispersed.' Those wl 
Now Christians, and especially ministers 












.n-iiil .Mem] she Ctiuuli r 









'•tMirf that noble Church hand and foot, ami 



;;;J-'» T.l um ,„, „.„ tell. Ihra, .nd 

]j b "'«l> Odd felio,., Ben <■( T.mp'.l 
"WtTonplTOotHooorl!) ud I..,.. 



.»oo., from Muonic .olhoritj iuelf. 
I find io the Rdighia Tilifopi, a qu 
■or« "Tiro Voicrr of Masonrj." drU.-d An 
980, M follow. : " Brethren of lire Norl 



the Southern people. 



Bretkeoridrte. Davis, Forent, Chi.ntc 









t the, are tight or 
,ud Egjot, where till 






!r, li.ing Io tho W«t 



indenting the ovorthtow of (rvr-rjUririg thf 
la. the .lightest tondeno? to withdraw the .1 
errtlon of lire world ftont the " ttue light " or 
ro J B.vior I have loog been a Mason, be 
dtloaatell .000 aftot I w.i „,l,.d to the sal 



JHE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CH ICAGO, SEPTEMBER 7, 1869. 

B.tUrkm 









leans, and who profe-^ lo deplore tin 

by their works f I do not wish to boast, but 
s in the anti-Masonic Geld before the Natioj 

nkful fur their cooperation. But woul 

i professed friends of (he cause leave me t. 

fight alone because I live on the South side o 

? It is possible that our Northren am 






tnnd on tlio Church's wrttch-tower, with (h. 












gainst the mighty." 
for the right, JOQ.V T. WALSH. 

He richly deserves our sympathies, prayers 
nd material aid. He is an earnest worker ii 
le cause of Christ— ofliglit, end truth, and ii 

toL Send for hie paper Thi Jlaiaur of &Ariii 
monthly, published at Newbern, North Ciro 












relation by the oourse they pursued 
in taking bin. off forcibly and raurd 






be true. I said to him— Free Mi 
inly requires Its members to swee 



u fal^eho.,,1. a „,i ]■ 



'""«1'»'W 






X Free Majons, ever 
perfectly light toli 



TYfi'Jd TUTQILL. 



utty refuse io publish 









of Win. Morgan ( 






dist clergyman by the name ot Foi 



Another clergyman in this County unde 
? overwhelmed by Maaonic clergy and ga' 



r eye fell upon the foil 
tit-bit: Good Templars 

g The Cysoschk and its friends. 



Tim Christian Cyni 
n.only a 



the pupor. When I ha 



r of Cood Templars, i 



'.ion of Goot 



3ornard*s Light and all similar revolutions of 
<, j COMPASS & SQUARE. 



"Mountaineer" suggests the following weighty 
llorrogatlons: 

Now if you succeed in putting down Free 
:asonry and Odd Fellowship, what will those 



grip and pass-" 



MINUTES 

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MOUNTAINEER. 



L. C. ANDREWS. 



n t ;l»lil.,.j< l iJi;ni( 
rlcuelne. clfmw* 



Cornell University has been heralded by so 



*. Ezra A. Coob. Dk.b Sir-] have jm 
informed by Mr. George Hainan, forme 



oof tho falsity of i 
I have often been 



e, by Thomas P. Webb, and 
hose names I do not retain 
ic S ree, I debited its false pr 



a .willed the order befoi 
ami also with D. Bernan 

..iih Mr W'„rdofN. Y. 



in temples to be worshipped by a mingleC 
crowd of professed saint?, infidels and heathen 
,or Tray wo are in bad company though 



rgun, liearii him pleaii for dear life in 
( of his Innocent young wife and bat 

i scene. When Forgie was Masonically i 
■cd of, we wore witnesses to the scene, i 
l testify to tho substantia! troth and toi 



>een holdini 



objector.] That gentleman says he consi 



friend, I would 
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NUMBER 29. 



[i t,y President Blanchsrd. while East, on< 
ishcd in the North Hampton Free Prtm 
which we give it in full, with the addres 



Building, Chicago, lost June; particularly. 



:■■„-!> pace i^ on* 
Addressed a full 






a held out to i 
. In our late ■ 






L of thiiwhola nation. In 1 

; handful of votes; in 1SI4 - 






nig principle must entirely fail. Tbn 



imlili.-. Tl 1 ..-Kn,,«.Xr, l l,Jh ( :- 



ght of their principles 



,ur own meetings and method for reforming, 
■nlightning and benefiting men, then . thej 



{An 



Wee 



:l«d out "Let 'em squirm!" When one 
an arose and put the question to the Senator, 
Which is the oldcet Christianity or Ma- 
Senator Fomeroy. — I do not profess gentle- 









hlngs drawn troni 



■ned out to gr»M ?' 



■ 1 >i U e 1 I.C,ur,.,»l.ghl and 

ngnpthe lowly, humblin 
the proud, and like Itl 

i pay for them." (Then Senator Porueroy 
as interrupted several minutes by loud ai 
iroest applauso at the dose of which he ct 

I am satisfied with this. I am satisfied Sri 



ept it ever since. [Applause! But *" 
ne should wish to take that good cause ■ 



mptationto violate my plcdg. 



though, , 



"Mpped of Justice. [Applause.] Why, I have 
been in my life, sometimes, in rather c(ose 

"P the Missouri river in safety unless I became 
a Mason! that, if I was onco initiated, men 






tainly subvert the other. 



t bound our men aa welt. And 



IrniK tlm the system of 



whole order of thin 



jrusiripliou to every body ou 



JO ugh I may not 



Correspondence. 



In the review of Finney's work on Free Mi 
lonry, in the CcmgrcgationalUt of Juno 17, tli 



»ne, Mohammedans 


t'.'n'l't' 


o.t sustain me in it, for at the la 
ce, Bro. Dillon brdught into eo 
tion that Bro. Uoltzinger sho 














11 regulated lodge, 


o D uTr r 


fi&^Snissr'St 


sung, the prayer* 


of our t 






a telle* 




out and fo.bidden, 


Kov. W 


J. Shuoy, in which I gave, t 



rewards of the righteous; and 









. CHAMBGRL1X. 



this very order of GoodTomplars, wHol 
>3 to be the perfection and " keystone' 
of them all— has its lodges, its regalia, it 

Masonry leading right into it; and Is doinj 



heaviest responsibility of Iho Cbureh. The 
did not get a glimpse of it, and all that the 

Bro. D. May, our steward of the Lewi.<bur 



ion foV the «. B ." sorely 

mnedby one of the t 
>; and by several in 



nstitute the United Biethren ii 
or. they testify lhattbjir pastor 
Hibbort, has spoken again* 



nee action. Tlio 
I, by letter, gave then 



n^impl. 



landhymniaroas fully reoo fi 

orally used, as that of tb, 
They have their, learly.le 






tern, through the whole ff 



plain as the other. Their cWrlj (t.-titu-. 



1 his precepts and his personal! which all tbeirmemheramuet profess to beliu 



to pieces and nearly ono-hslf of them 
gone, and after much inquiry I found 
thcuiln the Good Templars lodge. I obtained 

flOk again to their proper pl.ee. Soon 
ibis, or about that time, I learned that 
the Good Templars had our Church and the 



. of tho class leaders, Bros. Kelly and 
w, that the Church was suffering injury 
gross immorality of some members, and 
-nuking of the Gm,d Templars ; 1 usked 






,f the Miami Confo 



i ■mnriiilliy t'iititvl> fvr.iu th fii 



HENRY KUMLER. 



ilDKNT BLANCEURD — J/y dear Sir ; Hei 

The Key Stone Good Templar, edited by Miss L. 

Ellen Wright, the Grand Worthy Secretary i 

Slate of Pennsylvania— Independent Ordi 

National Association of Christians, opposed 






r it pcrfoolly in order. Our only regr> 



to inculcate the sublime principles o: 

i, Hope and Charity." 

Kt V ,(on« Good Templar is the regularly 



,odgo of the State. 






, this 



ns— tho above refer 



;cret orders, and hope that the time is not ft 
istanl when God in His providence, through tile 
glil of divine truth, will banish It from 

ben is a Free Mason's lodge hero, coodu. 
rincipnlly, by Methodist ministers and i 
era, and they are getting many of the un 



ighl be a Christian without being a Ma- 
better Christian, putting Masonry a II 
igher than tho gospel of Christ. Wo n 
;ssons hero aro fighting the boest and ci] 

om tho Rev. Richard Uorton, eiposiiif. 



.t Christ had no plac 
iry lie bad never lea 



I quahheadon, Satan, who is painfully 
are of the existence or a God, would bo 
loomed and promoted to the highest office. 
c nature ol the oath tuken violates tbo lews 

rformauco of Uiat which the judgment do- 

^mcaasof knowing before swearing! Mem- 

,lt of this, men aro promoted to offices of trust 
the cipense of merit. Our offices of Church 
id Stato, with few exceptions aro tilled by 
Masons. Is It bocauso all mon wbo are 
orthy ofomeoaroMasousT Byno means. But 
iq matter stops not hero. Men aro kidnap- 
ir] and murdered to defiance of law. Our 
irics are packed with Masonic brains. Our 
idgos, bribed with Masonic ontlis, and docis- 






lling. Take courage brethren, you are en 
aged In a good cause. Truth will prevail. 


ingsar 


y ! " Tho 
I say that 


a Mora 


Ornlloi^DeHve^ 


col'a 



e object, for the followi 



night 1 



urged. 

There is, a presumption against score c 
irror a«d sin arc ever curtained by it. Tmi 

ull light of day. The working of Free Masonr 
b cither holy or sinful. There is no middl 



B of it^owu history point 

ltn, a.8 the birthplace am 
Maa>njy, one hundred am 
fifty-two years old! Time honored indeed 

th.er.sin ' 



inured.' , And when Rot 



,iced, " nogleoting to a 



pilf.i-fl 



The qualifications for membership are selfls 



ition speaks loudly 



Have you dishonored you 
S'o, your crime is a /outer o 
untie front, and arald tho 


country and God F 
c. You stood ii tho 
wreathing smoke, 
en the prayers of 


ji- 1K cumr 11 de, 1 ,ou laid a 


limb upon the altar 


ove. Tis this that disqu 
bershipin lhafelmritabl. 


and time honored 


of visiolo moans ol suppr 

a Mason; "for ho had no 
head." But Baton having 
tempted Christ with an 


where to lay his 
an estate, (for ho 
ffer of tho world.) 



reudor-d „ 



It b 



icbed. Ho 
larkest dlo 






ion to God and country, and 



"hrist is not recognized in the lodge. 






oor and throughout tbo different degrees has 

im. In the degrees of Knighthood, the leach- 
[igs of the Savior are introduced, only, bow- 
mingled with fables and traditions. Think of a 



is no Christ in the lodge. And 0. H. 
Mason when ho teads a prayer of thirty minutes 








r , 


pagan by the hand 


as brother? 


How I asit, 


j£p 


ra„d\n 


can a gospel min 


'■°«s chaplain 


"oT'alodgt 




o much 


whose religion is de 


m, pronounce 


those Christ- 




d of an 


ess prayers th»tar 


He only to call 


down wrsja 



nighty power in your bauds for 






i the name of all 



the nan 

>uirai,'«.'d itnse of humanity, let 
~ God that the 

curse abali be 



io 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER 21, 1869. 



The Christian Cynosure. 



EDITOBAL CORniiSFOiVDENCE. 

Cmuu, (Bonos) Mam., Sept 7, 1869. 

render* what iriey "isli to know of the seaboaT 
nlacei which I am visiting', better than "by 

Last we-k on Tuesday, the good and venei 

of the martyr Torrey, took me in bis chaise ove 



) Ono, 

As nearly 



*erc these. 

in this entire country I'll On Thursdaj 



B Mayor of thecityh: 



wd been forced to Join the lodge in order to 


particularly of Chief Justice Chase. 




keep their posts and offices, and had succeeded 


■ His father was a Free Mason. H 


e is n 


by thai means.BDd now ore urging theirfriends 


Kept from it, doubtless, by the Mor 




to join. These clear minded and pious women 


ations and discussions; as probably 


nearly 


will move against the dark orders " terribly in 


our our public men have been, wk 


are 


earnest," as soon ns they get the Cihosdre. 


now members of the lodge. 




Some have already promised to do so. 


I found, passing through Ohio, o 


my v, 


Yesterday (Monday) I addressed tf* ministers 


here, every man whom I met, rathe 


who 


of Boston and riciiiily, in the Park street lecture 


into (he cars in the State of Ohio, w 


re atrc 


room,, about twenty minutes; against secret 


friends of Mr. Chase, and would havo 


voted 


societies Just as I waxed into the subject, 


him at the last election, had be been n 


minat 


Rev. Dr. Manning, (of the old South,) *espeol- 


no matter by whom. 




fuliy interrupted me with the queslio.1-" Are 


Bui I am surprised to find further 


cast.t 



i tin.' chun-hes) and fle^lh t 



I that ho could not hai 



lie h.is yet t< 
ere; Christ oi 



Tours truly— J. D. 



?eulntions and censures of Chief Justice Chase 
il the Virginia State election. The fact 
mi to bo tbat Gov. Walker's election wa 

l the result of the white population of the oh 

o the political arena. It is said that Judg< 



trodui 



< fecll 






riends and changed his principles. Whereas 

fltonished at the facility with which enlighten, 
d, independent, and deep principled men, 
ceept the reputation which the newspapers ol 

iterests, to give to publie men. 
The head and front of Judge Chase's offend- 
ig Is, that ho U anxious to be President of the 



ingular, or strange that me 
■.'-[ liope oi chmiCf ofr.Mi'li 
President of the Unite. 






; priestly, and ritualizing despot 



st did, 


bat 


Byron, »\ 


earthly 


ife 


• dropped 


toglo 


yi 




e, ia a 


Un 


versalist ; 



iileiit- appi-ii 


nl, the an 


swer of 




ly Byron to 


ne who wond 


red how 


ehe c 






yron: "My 


dear, th 


re was 




e angel in 


ss 


Stowe a 


"It w 




:Ht 


id: "Exetpt 


i man be 


bornag 


in 


he cantot sit 


e Kingdom of 


God." 








I seldom titk 


up the 


Atlqtdi 




onOd), «nd 


en only to fi 


d it ma 


ingste 


dy 


pro C r«.J in 



i ofn 



ncy'a 1 



leir duty to do so. Child 

u' rresiden'.-y 13 open to the 

iijiiiiiisifiii fri.ru the Democra 



olition brethren ! Aye ! and Califom 
ved from, the ciutoh of slavery, and i 
ee SUM by that liberty partymovemen 

It astonishes rac that abolitionists, wh 



" Tbc hireling (tcth. thf wulf 






Judge Chase for 



e might have nil opportunity of c 



that Judge Chase 



rst political office 
e fact that Demo 
b they did to sen. 



Door of the Senate, to the present, Mr. Chat 



, warrant enough f 



in unknown and unregar 



ol the Masonic lodge in 



: lodge for months after Morgar 



i, and if, under God, it does not open t 






Correspondence. 






■,>U-. .1- ol r.-i.p..„. qU , 




.f Masonry are despotic. Ono w 
if Masonry represents the instiu 
f Ihen Rome was governed by a 



ve taken thebighordegi 
icte— the question is fc 



"Let there bo light." 



..HUDSON', Skn. 



e to the report of John C. 
.egislature of the State of New 

jis tho importance of gather 



t persons, engaged in 



contempt of court. Indeed, Masonrj 



moval. Hoping to hear from you on receipt 

this— I roiuain, respectfully yours, 

JOHN U. BROWN. 

The above letter to Mr. Parks, has come in 

our hands, with the request that we answer 












all its wheel*. So we go s 



almost every depari 

m in the dark, tha 

it thi 






Brown says, especially In Manonrj 
a again— The object of tho Associ 
open these secret workings ever 

upon midnight caucuses, whiskey rings, officia 
fwindling, purjurod court* and jurien, polltica 

>n false religion, Godless liberalism, idolatry 
ind anti-Christ in tho Church ; and so pointing 

mllies, the forms and grips, and horrid oaths, 
ho bands and combinations, by which these 

lungs, through Masonry and aH sortsof secret 

ridding the great truth, that Christ is il 
it tho world, and tho only Savior of si 

philanthropists, to aid in putting awn] 



It was thought by one correspondent th« 
that true story was givon as a slur on ths 
Woman's Rights question. No iuth use w u 
designed, and we see by the following, thaton* 
lady turns it to good account.— En. 
Editors CrNoscati : 

Sir: In No. 2d of your paper, weseealittlt 
article hosded " Female Rights." It is stated 
thai it is not knoivn oa that ben li»d ever it. 

right to orow. 

Now perhips Mr. Chantide'or (contrary to 
her wishes.) had joined a lodge of free Masons, 

crowing ? Is sho stepping any further from her 
proper sphere to crow than Mr. Ciinnticlcr is 



trough the initiation performance* of the M*. 
icic lodge ? to be led around with a halter 
aout his neck line a great fool, stiipped of bis 
others! She is only assuming tho dignity 



s foolist 



thr. 



cksquack, until such wretched Too 

von from tha face of the earth, 
with profound respect for all me 
anhood but none focumles who aro lead 
Iconic 1, alter. A WOMAN. 



I oi;iii„i that shed it. Thoro shall be no- 
action taken for the life of a murderer." 
t has been fully proved, that very shock- 



God acknowledged i 

way from us, for, if tl 
to be yet purged byh 



:ouldn 






mphlet evidently gotten 
he upper degrees of Mas 









""""-"'Cpt' Willi* 

^nlvi.-iic Theology, , rjl | 1 j i . n ,i\,..; 



iposo 


it. And it was believed in 1832, that 


"Light on Mas 


onry,' 




tason 










outdh 


ave a resurrection, until the great day 


to face Masons 


shoul 


know posi 


Ooon 


brethren. This movement is, I verily be- 
f God, and will be a success ; and this 
f the Church, and of the world, will 


No change h 


Te 


Tsi "In 


Old J 


0. WILBUR. 


tho order is ex 


onde 


throughou 


We 


hank our friend, Mr. Wilbur, for his 


any material ch 


imge 


n Hie lower 



There is a hook now written, (I hai 

President Finney's work on Masonry k 
of every minister of Christ and 
an in the United States, who nil 



i of Rev. Mr. Plui 



i four neit 

, (aBwellas[othcrs,) 



■,r, kIIu.I.-, 









lemur.] publishes over thirty I It purpoi 
(probably,) of the genuino'clerk's certificate of 



book, the right, 
n the following, 
lonry.byonooftl 



hi-, olh 






of date in western Now York, except with 
few of the old kidnapping veterans who defle 

But that favorable time for sealing the death ol 
Masonry, by turning against it the laws w 

And now, through Odd Fellowism, and b 

to make teerttum planwble— it has s< 

and grown stronger than ever. It then 






horeuco by all regular Maai 
des, I know Masons 
lodges within three years, t 



I remain, jours respcolfnlly. 

JOHN KoMINM. 

West Grove, Iowa, July II, 1809. 






JOUN J. DICKSON. 



i"irii,i\'] a 1 



lely a part of the Pr.,i,.,i.„ 
I down to us by our falln 
u of Jesuitical craft, nnd t 
ualism are nollihic; mor. 



jctrlnosof the Roman Catholic Church, 
Glared them. indenticol with those avoi 
I modern Ritualists. Pusey had ulready s 
peace offering to die Pope, and Doctor fi 



reb 


ke of th 


t letter 


Sodan-erousiJ 












Ch 
fhas 


rch that 
avowed 

f the lab 


7 


1 


ved t'no Catholic 
selytism. In thi. 

e purity and (to- 
so certainly will 
mish Church. su* 



! 



>f ridding the United I 



rry tho war ugoiuat eatd si 



tho Apostle in 2 Cor. 4 : 2. They demandot 



et land of liberty r 



mnd of the lodge-" 






scoverod that the provisiona in this n 
aro not sufflciently clear, care shall h 
i to make suitable laws therefor bereaJ^r- 
.readier concluded his very lODgthy 
o by urgiDgon the congregation the 

tion, to see that the faith of 



r. 


and that they " bo 


i°*ib 


ZTZ^L 


*-"'-■■ 



l (p. 43.) LUX. ^odd." Did I believe what you profcif, t ^ } 

I think no care, no. dHligence, no keal euou^ " 
so much causo given for the aatoniuhnioii' » 



u responding to the many calls, fn 


m lie friend, 


copy of the -report in the -Ctno 


Uiffl "L-< 


rondcast O.rrmgb l M }?}l& 




The folowiitg tracts have been 





VOWLEKGETIENTS Otf RE- 

ll.irric. I.oii Co?', mid Mrfl. Jolms, 






. MilK 






i. Miller, A. Crooks, E. 

istio, Thomas Baldwin, Sprinter Rilner, Mfss 
Stow, Geo. Sovereign, Rev. G. T. brae. 
Rev, J. Excel, N. J. Chcabro, Geo. W. Fast. 
E. J. Chnlfaht, John Blain. Jacob Vander, 
llevien, M. M. Spaldlftft Cbote T.ong', .J. S. 



;,-,...■,■. I,..,,. 



David Campbell. Re, 



'row... • As the Good Templar wc 
ila kind, I have referred to it ut 
riog of a corrupt parent, and ttia 



,ple of Honor 
plea of the order. 



Henry" Archer, Joseph Mui 



-.-Li-ird (.men,. J. S. ' Spou 
iqulBB, John Roney Joner 
lelps, G. W. Needles, Rui 



$2.00 each. Henry Bale.-*. 



Farris, and Be v. L. Foster, *1.00 eaoh. 

A. Cook, I. R. B.' Arnold, J. G. Carso 
'«i M. Millan, Noth. Warren, James I 
tfton, G. W. Keller, and J. 0. Garon, «CC 



K. 0. Chapman, and Isaac Preston, |6. 
"eh. C. M. Preston, and Nnthnn Sl.olley, 
KOO eaeh. I. A. Hajt, M.60. P, B. Oil 

*'-60. L. Humphrey, and M. S. Dr 



i TugRHrt, T. «. Best, and John C 
Wo,,dard, Ebort Peter, and J 



Work, $14:00 UBch 






THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER 21, 1869. 



11 



lould this deolaratiOQ of principles : 



ivhich please fi 



; really antagonistic to ihose of Ch 
ity, and are lenlly designed to i 
;ir places, and actually do so, to a. greato. _. 



Mh.^LrJu'rkJ'nllll^'-.t.'iI.MugbHlur ^'■"^^n/^ look th e obligation,: The „ 
; and attractive. In addition to the direct P licltion run8 tuUs; 
if the Holy Spirit, mora 1 



'.lied Umpir. Here the applicant 






ivins"reraemtiprs anything of this ^ 

As to the "policy and principle. ' 
," they are strictly Masonic, as tb. 



brotherhood ; God's method is by jmiifca 
rtgmtratum, and santification, followed by c 



ing ins honor, character, and reputation, and 

atious, and R8 these obligation., enjoin defense, 
ttBeb the sumo meaning to them here. Indeed 

:y " another deadly principle of Masonry, in 
icse words, " Acknowodgc an Almighty God." 




whom they save from slu to holi , 

ilit- Ohnetless fraternities aro capable u 



those whom Jesusflaves. But the fact is, Ma- hihit hia going out of the way of Oh 



d on this principle they claim even 
right, lor 



.-arevirtnallyrenounced 
of conscience and jodg 
b-pledges, " which bind 



len received into the "Temple of Honor' 
I the nbovo conditions, will meet with th. 



enemy that sowed them is the devil 



to do wickedly, and link himself to the 

■Aran orde.. we h.ive nt, o-.nneun.u with lodge, and bind himself to remain a silent spo 
rties orsoet- cither ,. l, t i . ,] or rrhgious " tntor of viUany, and thus swell the mill time 
H plain enough. This "Temple f that do wickedly, or oise he may suffer in h 

% r^fe angiq ever'y other wf . He wilH 
ed " left severely alone "as the Masonic saying i 



ho pleases with any one, no 
hat. Tbe Christian is not pe 

is nothing in Masonry 'lo pn 



imple minded, atralght fa 



ispjayi, surpassing anything of the k 
Many clergymen are frightened at t 
<as appalled at the great sine and still 









■istian temples, are begi 

erve at their altars. The 
s expose; we shall tlir.nv ilif 



ROUGH ASHLAR. 



North Western University, Augi 



J. LEVLNGTON. 2-1, -2&, and 26. 
is brother Lovingtou' a hook appears, we may Among tbe Institutions represented wer 



)]le t 
'nivcrsity, Ripon College, Illinois Wesleya 

Jackson College, Bcllott College, Wheaton Co 
lege, MeKendrea College, Necnah Colleg. 
Michigan University, Michigan Female Uu 

)ollege, Kansas Agricultural College, Gurre 
iil.iicul Institute, Lombard University, Moi 






eon the regents of Michigan University have dei 



1 to those pres nted a paper, on the influence of Coll 
good Ma- secret societies. He retarded secret souie 



the They supply no want, el 
which is supplied by the Coll 



n all gance— damage College decipline, and 
j tbe faculty. It ii said, In th. 



concerned. 

s condemnatory of ( 
esideut Obapin of 



rely lityoftl 
opportunity f, 

urnisb opportunity C 

h they were pla. 
In the h 

!. Thej 



le race through the g 



againnl the 



:ie Mississippi. 
The officers for the next year are, Pre 

rv< i;iiii;iiii ol lleloil. 1'i.y (".niiiii!.. 

■tertiary. Prof. D. Ogee of Michigan V 

io pie, of Wheatpn College. 

Tbu delightful labors of the Assoc 



,1c at the time to apply any rale by w 

irly. till the mist should clr 
nth. which is always mighty, 



JDgth 



rediblllty of testimony. 



S. So far were they from I 
I, that they Incurred the 
nation; risked their lives a 



MINUTES 

Aurora Christian 

CONVENTION", 



Minutes of the 
National Cbiistian Contention 

PTITST3TJRG, 



National Christian Association 
EZRA A. COOK. 

Scatter the Documents. 

SECItETISM: In i-olnllon t Pnrlt, „f 

tlio CUurcli, ana Uio Sufely of Hip State. 



<L Seceetlius Masons aro 



only psnj wortOv to tit 



I often think thst it is not 

oi's tnie oliildmn.nnd tbe a 
' r.ti 8 lon. God oalls hla c 
idEislraochiMraa rail, t 



THE MYSTIC TIE ! 

IFREZ MASONRY, 

dated in tlio trinl of PE1EK COUIt A; LUOIA 



LUCtl COOK, Elkhart. Ind. 

Light on Tree Masonry, 



reonndtbrnnal, 
A V J,i;l. A 



NOTICE. 

To Publishers of Anti-Secret 

BOOKS. 



"Light on Masonry and 
Oddfellowship, 

BY ELDER D. [BERNARD, 



r ,n,phl.t njll ba aan 
b, .endinn |2.no, to 
ford Iroqul. connty. 



ilhj. thcBlftofGod, 



AN 

Inquiry into Free-Masonry , 

i.an "".".id'to' ael'ac'conj"nVl™ "Tb"a"caiu"ai'i..^ By Elder J. G.SteamS. 

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CHRISTIAN BAPTISM. 



12 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER 21, 1869. 



THfc MASONIC RELIGION ANTI- 



lical Christianity deny, often, that it !b a re- 
that°M»BODrJ is professedly (and really) a re- 

llB l 00 Ite Mpoonders and champions abundantly 

'TnhMiidWtoctrcliglomcMed.Tii: One 



asllides, claimed by learned Masonic authority 

> the Masonic question, "The teaching of St. 
John's epistles, (the patron saint of Masonry 1) 



(Worship of "tho sun and" 



^.sK 


lot 


rellgion- 


-Ho holy baptia- 
ad 6 o of tbat Ma- 


„„Ic ••p.ri.yo 




' lodge above."— {Wol.b, 




to 


make m 


li tigbteooi, and 


egeneratc socio 
7. It has a Ma 
bo.e," and a " 


r. 


ogtartTa 


or " grand lodge 
dder,-(Webb, p. 



,n address before the Grand Ledg< 
lr olina C1B01) says, (Ancient Mys 



(The devils acknowledged the Sup 



t.) "the Moslem leaving [his 



f all." It is the glory of " Holy 
mortal " brotherly love," those 



Christian Maaooa and ministers, melt togot 
with "guiling face" in the" sweet communi. 
Ofthclodge. Together mounting their"! 







from his heavenly throne 


,o a niche in the 


Belial.' '-(2 Oor. 6: 16 


Most hateful 


urso, to the former. See 


that notable re 


of Masonic "charity-'.in 


2 Kings, 17: 2B- 


The professedly pagan o 


rigin and idolat- 












expounder of the 








Ethics of Free 


nry," (p. 16,) argues at 




flterios" of the- Egypt! 




lie idolatry, were the Fre 


Masonry oflhei 




ral life, the foun 


of theology, philosophy 


ethics, science 



Egyptian (heathen) philosophers, to which the 



originally from Egypt. The seien 



Jisedby the heretic Basdidea containing ttios 

inglho all pervading spirits (deities) ofthe uni 
ligious Knowledge, Basilides.waa an eipoundc 



el with that phil 
condemned by tl 



rules." (Ancient Mysteries, p. 228.) And sa 
the same author, (p. 231.) " Wo have recaim 
tbe Egyptian symbols of the sun and moon 
emblems of God's power, eternity, omnipr 



flnt foundation of our profession isjlha 
edge, and adoration of too Almighty J 
-wo/ (T) Wo derive from the druids many ot 
llie Amonian rites, and have saved from obli' 



night and by d 
ightly mock I 



ations, wore Jab (Jehovah,) Bel (or Baal,] 
o(or Osisia") A compound of these na 

mder of Masonry, (Ancient Mysteries, p. ! 



ecU of worship with Jehovah. (2 Kings, 11 
1.) a Masonic trinity, oven as degenerat 
ioloraon in true Masonic style, set ur, Moloc 
nd Ashtoreth by the temple of Israel's God i 

The charge to the moat excellent prelai 
Webb, p. 290.) reads thus: "Sir, your at 

ppointcd prelate of this encampment. I hai 






While Prof. Stowe, (in"a letter to the wri-.er.) 

■nsion of speculative Masonry as an organ 
.ion to a venerable history, is ndiculouely 
ird,"yetitS B pirit and elementary princi, 

ii P . And ita very regalia may, if it pleases, 
e just the gaudy things four 

>bo of BalatH, uh.I.v '[" 









it, 1B20, a froo citizen of these United State I 
en living in Batevia, IGenesee Co., N. Y. 

was, by previous arrangements, and concer 
odges of the hlghor degree, 



:rn N. V : 



Haaonic cor 






again seized by his conspirators 
(previously prepared,) g agge d t 



ipulaled country, for moro than a hundred 
lously notified, and ready at six different 



Jrds. grips, oaths, obligations and 



) tho Secretary of War, ou the order of Ai 



rior, and pledged to |< take up arm 
ay Government power, waging „ 



nmber, that by attaching weights to his body 



hat was substituted, into whicl 
,ona present, three only of whict 

rs, which duty they performs 

if the stream, and plunging bin 

proof of the above— seo reportof LewiB 
nmiltec with appendix; also publishe. 
of the trial of Whitney and others, fo 



king Morgan in a 



racy and abduction of Wrn. Morgan, 
.1 term of Oyer and Terminer, belt 
tockport, Feb. 1881, Hon. Samuel Kelson, ] 



lorgan tragedy, many of v 






;aa to flourish, and seemed for a while 
ivo the rival of Masoory. (See Odd Fello< 



.-Knights of the Golden Ci 






t order was originally 



toon Co., Indiana, 



il nuy thing ho should 






q Union. To effect this object, it n 
leceesary to split tbe Democratic par 



lynosure Tracts. 

NOW PUBLISHED. 

HISTORY OF MASONRY, 



MODERN and OBSCURE ORIGLV-DE; 
TIC and UNCHRISTIAN CHARACTER, 
VOLTING AND BLASPHEMOUS OATHS 
FREE MASONRY, AS PROVED BY ITS 
N ORATORS AUTHORS AND HISTORI 

Am 



MASONIC MURDER. 

By Rev. J. R. Baird, of Pleasantville, Pa. 



MASONRY. 



Chicago. The 
joined by the 



:.l g ftg...d III their 

be Uiui— with t 



blood as were the. streets of Par 



jades, ready 
:ago to be deluged 



aero by the toil and blood of their pilpri 
.there. A. SANFORD. 

Orleans Co., N. Y., Aug. 1869. 



,,,,,,-h nfbii.-t'iu'mv— .. t| ic ruo^t Worshipful, 
tl,.- Gran.l W.-iltn I'l,,..]', " - Mont Wurlhv, 
•All puisaut Ac." Th.it preparou.ry ord'-T, th 

iblc %y««of all, in P recou6tructing 8 Fre e fI Mi 
ionry, and tho ring leaders and prime movei 
n «i„ .| Tcii.iil.iri.Eii ,„■„■ Masons. 

I have tibvii the pains to purchase one « 
Pieree'shi«l l , r ieH l (, J |,he"f. 0. ol (J. T, ") an 
(find that the original.^ of thia nr-ind " Ten 
porance " (?) order are, or were, Free Mason, 
o^ryon^ofthem Is tlnsnot a tellmg faeUii 

« Good Templars ''have dntftitfj for Masour; 
than it has done for itself, within the past tei 



itheri..^ ...i,., il: ;ll, ■■■■■n 'h,n„ ..ni^v.LL,.,,, 
e.-e,.,l,.,l j„ Uj ,, ,,„]. The Union urn,. 

lefeated inTattl'C'l'.i'lM.^' !.i"m..,„I> 



'hn-... " In 111m is our strength, our joj 
ajoleing. We cannot fail with Christ a 

"Carbondalc.Pa., Aug. 26, 1800. 



BLANCFIARD, Whet 



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The Christian Cynosure. 



neo of aophielrj 
, them, tb'a fami 



!„.« tloyl Tho Dr. would 
:i,dom to hare thought of th 
d tbeio. Ho would have don 
considered what a secret 90c: 






rrpfiwl, bow 
;! It would 



i tho family, in the jury, :bi 

o of propriety or duly. Bcyon< 

secretly and tomake thesecree; 



igtit, and demand piss-words, and grips, oi 

farced open by the police, or by tho mob I 
The fact is, that since the world begin, the at 
rapt to organize social secrecy and to mak< 
perpetual by oathB, promts, and penalties 

?t?een so uniformly IdentiQad with evil do 



>) than thoy aro entitled to— rooro than 
r Jesus Christ Himself demanded— more 
ny man can exerciso without eolfstulti- 
n. Buch secrecy in tho Ku Klui den, in 
Ludita cavo, In the counterfeiters subter- 
i work shop, in the horce thief's gang, in 

re nn exception. Tho blood of Morga 



'koevor tbey are, If we obstinat. 
Ic «pt any protestations or cvid 
■ver. HiDt their secrecy does not 






disorganise society. Nothing he thinks 
ta « be done without secrocy. That may be 
rae i if, as he alleges, cvory man Is " ffl fiimeelf 

"■«« w>d burglers, tho Ku Klux dens, tho 
"tuskty rings, and TatumaDy Iobrucs, or grand 
tna ^ Plotting to lubjugnto the nation which 
* °J «i« fought to protect from subjugation, 
1 lhv G "ighta oflbo Golden Circle And we 
La °g« along without Masons and Odd Fellow's, 
UI Go* Tempi,*, or Red Men's, or St. Oris- 
pln '». ox Pylhien's lodges. We tried ItWy ox- 

*» only |„ [ he r(! g ionB cu „ cd Ly a , B¥Crji M0 
l^^morni tQncor8i tDQ Ilfg0 ^^ tho ^ 



**«* rii Btor y records no brighter period in 



'""Phstleali, * sealing time of" mercy j nior 

■ ^ a "oy twenty years boforo it or since. Such 

r * ' * fuels of Bn aclw \ experiment, and 



We would sweep away tho ortiBciat and par- 
asitical, monopolizing, blinding and deceiving 
orders, which men and devils hare clandestinely 
fastened upon society, and leave tho relatione 
nnd institutions which God has by natural and 
revealed law, ordained to shed their tree and 
equal blessings on all the race. 
Nov then for a few of tho Dr.'s assertions, 



pieceBifhe • * commits perjury." We totally 
dony the assumption. Christ expressly forbids all 

right to say this, he has a perfect right to swear 
by his head, and a perfect right to commit 
suicide. If this assertion of tho Dr's were 
proved, it would be a strong apology for assent- 
ing to the penalties of Masonic oaths. As such 
the assertion is Intended, but it fails wholly of 
its object, and only serves to show the power 
of Masonry "to pervert the moral sane," by 



I/awn* we have a perfect right, other things 

mother." This ia intended, evidently, 
ustificntion of that Masonic partiality fa 
sm, which makes void Christ's law of brotherly 

ence belongs to them by special divine ennci 

ove one another. As wo have opportunity le 

of the household of faith." This new doctrin- 
, commandment of Christ, Masonry snatchc 
■a His followers and appropriate* to a beaten 



tbcbonudsof j 



:ause of a Mason, 



:ong." To be eure Dr. Cooper's language ii 
mewhat guarded here. He eays— "othe: 
inga equal." But other things arc not equal 

o_ Mason, or between a Methodist preachci 
who is not a Mason, and au Episcopal rector wht 
that the Methodist should attend upor 
inintry of the Episcopalian in prcferenc< 



This is tho very case in which Dr. Cooper il 
istratcs the right of preference towards Ma 

of At orrfer," viz, to attend upon tho ministr; 
if Masons in preference to anti Masons. Now 

nd challongo the proof. "Wo aro sometime; 
ailed to use preference, but have never a righ 

mve never a right to do It to gratify mer. 
rhims, or party spirit, or personal likes or dis 
ikes; but aro ns sacredly bound to consul 
God's will and glory in all such preferences, a 



(ally ■ 



found! 



this so effectually, that the " trowel " and ol 

transient Masons as aro proved, or known by 
their secrets only, and thoy do not rocei 
visitor anylongor upon such testimony, 
found to be worthless, and tho stranger 

is in good standing In somo lodge; and oven 
this is not as good security against imposition 
pi a letter, such ns churchoa demand, presented 



wed to charge those who repeat this silly 
ition, with being deliberate falsifycra of his- 
ry. They have road it to often, and hoard it 
often repeated by men who ought to know 
itler, that they perhaps really believe It. It 

ir iniormation on general subjects, gravely 

the ritual of the symholic degrees, because 
,ey are older than Christianity I Even Dr. 
Doper suggests, that much that seems to us 



ic festival of St. Johu'fl da 
d from the New Testamoc 



hen tho lime? of Pope and Addis 
here are no marks of any groat i 



■1 that Luugfu them." The Old Tes 



, legend of Hiram 
,ho widow's Bon, is 
taraont: for that re- 



Lin the Temple itself. Aplai: 
• the Bible history. (See 
) Neitberislherosnye.llu.lo! 
lonry, although his acts are rs 
ommou minuteness. He pre- 



iroth, and after Mil. 



s this 



rlptui 



Wo defy Dr. Cooper and all tho Masonic 
fraternity, to find any mention of speculative or 
Free Masonry, in any book on earth, printed 

building with stonoor brink and mortar. Rsal 

the ruins of Babylon and Ninovah, and the 
pics of Solyna, and of Jupiter, Amnion, and 



tbey may hove used signs and pass words 1 



Massachusetts. Possibly thoy it 






■count exceedingly 
■ow that it il only 

n mu.h-rooms, by 



which Satan is struggling to. 
ing light of Christ's ooming i 
its contemptible claim to at 



iposturo. Wo do not say that those who 

lity, are cheats and swindlers, but that char",-- 
r is by this claim, Btamped^nde.Hbly open 
ie tnttituHm. And somebody has lied .wilt- 
,lly, and with audacity and perseverance, or 



. Record, and forwarded 
lesse, who informs us th 
10 well knows, has tnk. 



day, I then had no thought of troubling ; 






I read a story, years ago, of the Brahmen 

io thought they could see the spirit of their 
holy gods in boasts, reptiles, £c., but especially 
ir portly butt*. These deities, of course. 



the candidate may freely claim 
o full scope of its meaning, and 
II bind him accordingly, as it 



late, who is " seeking after truth and light, " 

Masonry may take which horn of this dilcm- 

.0 gey what affects his religion or his politics 
for our National Constitution and the Holy 

,nd not by another. And what affects my re 
igion or my politics might not affect those of 

ndoftho press shall not bo abridged." The 
ight to discuss the merits or domcrits of every- 
hing; whilo Bully Brooks, Roger A. Prior, 



....jo.t.uiiel 



NUMBER 30. 



the solemn oath, or obligation, of 
Apprentice Mason, "—indeed you 



miehty God and this Worshipful Lodge of \ 

hold forth to the Holy Order of Saint John, do 
hereby ood hereon, most solemnly and sincere- 



■:inN. „f (he 



end i 



instructed in, to any person in 

Mason." &c. "Furthermore, do I 
and swear, that I will not write, 

it on anything movable or Itnmo 



■vn world, whereby tl 
o unlawfully obtained, 
under no less penalty 



■tared that thoy should not be. Whoro 






:alle.l your Maker to witness, now, the surrend. 
k'ou have hero pledged that life you dure nc 






1 without sanction ii 



o," he is olear on bin Masonic 
trjured on his Christian obligat 
^y lying and spcah 



ition. The stops were all tat.cn calmy, 

a nineteen convictions have boon so 
Several otlior cases wero still ponding 
for the second and third offenco, when 
ole fraternity of liquor sellers one 

; up. They have been closed n, 
I days, the only days in the history 

:d from the community. Tho t. 



mpernaco hotel will be presently 



Jghly closod up in any prominent city i 
into before. I cannot tell how long it will 
apt to reopen will bo proi 



>ry permanent. May their example 
Lombard arid Wheaton Ills., are film 



Correspondence. 






many of our fellow citizens to Idolize the prin- 
pie of scerotism, and thereby couutonanco it, 
oven in tho vilest combinations of tho land.— 
Also in view of tho corrupt favoritism, and the 
il and immoral obligations, as well sj, the 
JhrUtlen ceremonies, and tho anti-flepub- 



of liberty ; or do they bat 



lughler, or wife, it ought 



d before God and his own 
If he fails toanswee 



ii Mason, where is your religion t 






Yon aro haltered with a ropo around yoc 



religion nor polit 






," in pamphlet for twenty -Ave cents, nnd 
Lights on Masonry," by Bernard— both of 
vorbitim truth, notwithstanding tho foul 
sions of Masonry, that iftheso men had 



e tbey Ho Masonlcally. Her 
»id of religion "in its incipict 



Aroh-mrebuilegiiir.i*ie r.-ult* ..f -..■!. d 
ening to moral prinololo*, B^fa^und xn . 

.\|,|,,-,;i,i [,...■ Mason. _ re i ayour „ 

h.|.'bplMV.-.olp..wrr.l...;hmlM 1 urchar 1 d.> 



i him-L-ll'iri sell'-d 



finitely above 









■ rvators of liberty, or the destroyei 

tho interests of freo institutions r 
UNITED STATES. 



questions ; accordingly a half hour was devote 
to the questioa, " \Vhal is tho duty of Chrh 

secret societies." Rev. H. K. Stimson of Ear 

ho dwelt chiefly on tho impropriety of Chrh 
tians joining a Christk'ss society. Ho prove 
again that Masonry has no Christ ; and ollude 



■uildings; ho also stated t 

t the laying of the corner stone of tho Uoivo 

ity of Chicago, and that bs heard a MethSdlst 

'as a Christlois prayer ; it had no CirJo of Jesus 
Rev. Mr. Barlow says, in his short spooohquo- 
etoWha". 10 Ua " >n ' C Pap3r ^'^ T "" pi4ilh °- 
Frto Mason Craft. It seems tb.it pmus "alnit 
or the lodge, or anywhere else, where 



icrot insidious power, espooially Masonry, so 
iporlant and lordly, so rampant and worldly, 
< ambitious and wily, as to mako Its frowns 
iry sensibly felt by all good men -ho will not 
■list in Its ranks, or follow In its wake. Now 
ark the signs of tho times ; as tho imprudence 
id domination of slavory roused tho sleeping 
hristlan host to rally to tho overthrow of sla- 

eret soeictyism Is now waking up the sleeping 
iptlst ministers and Christians, to rally to tho 

Tours, ic, s. c. arnu 



hoMaso 
Wo, th 


friou 


aofopeop 


blio orgaol. 


tioua 


as oppose 


dtose 


rot oo«, i 


adopt tho ( 


ollo». 


■^iMi.'nr 


eld ai 


...^ot^.h.: 


.'"."ocietr ,1 


S 


'-<. B!l ',| 


legitln 


ss 


itlj'aoch°.o 


Wng, 
ts ol 


n^'tlJi" / 


Thoo 


fflcors ot thU society aba 
ot, VieoPre,ideot, Sacr 


con- 
hold- 


Art. 4 


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H. R. HUGHES Set 

they can do to oppose the fearful aggrcssio 



iim 


W 


ell, here 


l»b 


t in 


ning in Sam- 


Id. 


An 


.hooUU 


ghtto 


th. 


laud, where 


!;' 


drf 


such o 


Hy wc 


oh> 


and lawyers 

" Finnoy on 
and tracts, 


Th 


ren 


ever was 


a time 




en the motto 


elm 


igii 


nt appli 


liC 


he 


iberty,"had 



Tho Hon. Robert Stockwell of India, speak- 






ture to say that there are three sneaks, and 
iin the hospitaler on extra duly. Your real 



I fraokly and fairly, and 



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THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, OCTOBER, 5 1869. 



The Christian Cynosure. 






imolition, instead of 

And secondly— We strongly 
party is only the bar 






solved, that this i 



, kl.t .yinpMhy with th^n 



kegan papers which chronicle the dei 

ist, of that city, as the result of his gc 

fishing excursion on the Sabbath. The 
I papers also give nn account of his bui 






highly ( 



able. Our correspondent adds, that 
sion to perform the funeral obsequios 



lei, moral men or Sahbath 
ds or libertines, thus denyin, 



ddenly, the way to death. In the view 



rcised and muddled over lire. Harriet ft Sloiv'j 
'ubtieation of her' recollections of a converse 
ion with Lady Byron, a short time previous t< 

itow, Lady Byron was one of the moat remark" 
ble instances of silently, suffering innocence, 
ho world has ever afforded. She well nigh 



public. She bas not necompanied her slat. 

parade before a jury; nor, indeed, with on; 
And yet we cannot flee why hc» own statemet 



s an intelligent, wel]-to-d< 
right to bo interested in tin 
one son killed, in nghtinj 



nl> |p.juit lu duty, iiu.l God' 



1 after l, l8 assault upon 1 
narka were very brief, 
fully guarded as might 1 



tely followed by the opening a 






Now, ifanti Masonry was evidently t 
for this renewed assault, it is fairly pi 



i. Unit iwWly 
t plainly 






le, once used by Rev. Geo. Whitefiol 



imil.es in Salem have lately joined 
n Catholic Church ! How li 

practiced by his neighbors; 

piece, and from tho same dark source 

iquirmings 



ized 



hone 



■Iks for witches; and, by a devil's cunnin; 

irew the blame on " the Orthodox," the onl 
people who, to this day, believe tho plain test 
mony of tho Bible concerning "the wiles c 

By the|way, in ' Newburyport, I converse 

ir breadth, had never heard of Win. Morgan 

ho revealed it I Did not know that forty fiv 
thousand Masons left their lodges to return t 
em no more ! that fifteen hundred lodge 
mt down before popular discussion ! Tim 
. H. Seward, Thaddeus Stevens, and others 



however, that they " had hoard a goo 
said by tfceir friends in Boston against 
ty called 'The 1'oung Men's Christian A; 

never heard any thing against Free Masonry. 

Ms DearBrkthbrh— If, as I profoundly be 

nd (unless itself destroyed) will finally destro 
ho Congregational churches in New England 






3 by man V should bo excluded from th 

el Hopkins, the Puritan divine, held Urn 
Masonry belonged " the devil's kingdom.' 
(S« Park's Memoir appendix.) 



Oof tho "Pilgrim*' miliar 
have built a temple .here; 






Congrcgati.-.n..! Quarterly," Dr. A. H. Quit 
rder. C It is true, Rev. J. P. Langworthy, a 



I Dr. Quint 
■dcra. In tl 
gational Qua 



ted by Wells, that Adams was a pronoun* 
cr of Free Masonry I Thus we have the ol 



»cn yeare, annually and beseechingly n 









er introduction uud article, as 
further aid from his pea— En. 



ith you in the work, to undertake an < 
rise so opportune and God-like. 
Having subscribed for the Ctxosore im 



ought not beat to comply with the 



« Oriitian, which has the moral courage 
think it worthy of i. pf.ee in voiiro.Jiinni 












tronofthc funds Of a 
remembers of the inst 



i no part of their object. They aspire not 
a dignity, nor are they at all governed by 






e usually i 
-ately, or together ; in 









I the community nt largo. Nor is it doublet 
t the tendency of their institution, to whicl 
y often yield, to say nothing of its borrk 
irecations and oaths, is, to induce tho fra 
lity to defend oach other in every issue he 

. The eo-ineid.-nce of the growing inlluenci 
of the declension of experimental and prac 



ripluresfor our rule of 



... ' "tyii 



LlioaaitlpBpBr.tbai/aimitjj, 



lis distempered brain that the imoio,^ 
tion ol Masonry can be overthrown, 
Las been at the herculean job, ha mai(; 



ror th 1S modern Don Quixnte to undcrtak 
i|einoliliou;.il the mngiiilicpiit mid i[iuc.;( ni 
temple of I-'reo Masonry, which has with 



lay as a brilliant arm of the moral phil^ 






nti-Masonio party should be inaugura 
I putting fourth Ins feelers with tl 
nd to that end. Perhaps this mode, 

way upon his mighty shoulders the 



lion to laugh at the 

wth ! The time has gone by for getfinj 

aiiiiM.i~..iiie party any where in tliii ,■ 
', of a foreo more than a corporals ni 






m get from this grass-1 
Q. What is religion; 

Q. Uow does false r 





own." Both God 


A. The tr 


je religion binds men to Go 




lhnmanityhavo 


nVn !oriL/I!S 


fmhsSr 


he Holy Spirit through CI, 
dinances, which God Hims 


■tbj 
fill 


te rights, whale v 








bin. 


nd controled by t 
pon all, and all 


pon each. ''And 


by men, Th 
on? Satan 


nd goodness by schemes d 
Holy Spirit is in tho true 


*tit 


is of the partio 


—society on the 








d the individual 


u the oilier— arc 


Q. Are 11 
\rj false, or a 


e secret societies now in Una 


coon 


important sense 


If'orf 00111 !.'' 3 


to God and 


re. They all profess to bin 
goodness, by doctrine- and 


« 


mle body feels i 


« p'SSrs 


ted by men. 






right to do as y 


They .,11 dispense with G 


irifl 








to save men hy virtues and 










■stems arranged by men. 


flit 


injuring any oth 


rs thereby; still 


secret tempo 




nsW 






Church and State, , 



piclon of sometl 

i,;,, oi [ 






mple to tho pooplo, (who, by the by, u 



" High Priest," 
! Conferenco hai 



o go into those societies, under tho 






" in. mil.'., eil, greatly to t 
: jcel will iH'f, both with 









not already placed oui 




eon opposed to tl 


it Institution. The M* 




ng— their ceremonies are 


illy, and their upt 






rofane as tbey advaocc- 






wrongdoing. If th 




by conceal at all? 






to keep the Church froa 


c.ng corrupted, alt 


ough none but profesora 














ust oo the tendene 


to corruption in societi" 



I.I. .HI Hill K»M V 

The following Tacts transpired in Allen Co., 
nd., and arc fully icsttHed by responsil* 



icd ol lU branches of turco kinds ol 
balm of Arabia. ocncU of Rgjpt, 



THE CHRISTIAN CYN OSURE, CHICAGO, OCTOBER 5, 1869. 



15 



leatb, *bilc religion, tho cbalicc of whoso c.l fi c 
8 crabltlercd with tbo mori r rdom oi Christ. 
im at its bottom power, health, and happiness, 
ioib in thin lireand In the world to come. The 
ipiroiioo consisted of ttro parts, toe conlril- 
■ n of the body and tbe evocation of the soul. 

f toriuros, the priests judges svtao bad beard his 
onfesslon, informed him that he was perill- 
ed to pursue his route towards the light, hut 
■cforc arriving thcte he bad some terrible auf- 



lilli,,. leak j 

i kind of hill 



} plrdgo ROinfMvliot for th, 



i tho help of man. If nder divine ,i 



on their own ground. Vast numbers of 
dr.igbt jungles, bandy tngotb- 



Correspondence. 



Ujp to tbls present timo, deplorable m- 
iu been the ignorance of all writers who 
:reated upon the subject of initiation to 
vsterics of antiquity; thej havo seen in 
nothing but a jurablc of physical facts and 



with respect to the regeneration o 



pyramid, tho side of darkness, of cold, ond 






pboscsccnt tij>i.« of love, and delivered tb 

,,t entitcly nude to the women to b 

bo made to boil with all tho fires of thi 
im tho body*of 



Worthy [out of tho lodges^thcsc noddies will only 
ward and. crippled— they will not bo destroyed. 1" 



tea. Wo have no wish to exchange 

KISfliN CiMi-riic !"„, ;i: ititi-M h-.-niu- 
: ; bilt wo would have no sort of objcotli 
•longing it with tin nnti-Masonio Lane. 



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i influence— then there 

ion against the rofuriai 

sponsible tyrant, and b 



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; i up- otgold (vine:- trni[iU"l 
rc^isilcwino^aml finally, 
arc girls dressed in a light 
,on potplc couches, invited 



corercd with 


.,.!< 


..liirb 


.:..- 


ss 


i!" 


light 


I-" 


lOunccJ Iho por 


"' 


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prirsts clothod with tuogoificenily ore 



i won) showered do»n up: 



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[asons. Th 


refore, wo say to them, 


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r of the gospel uncontaminated and un demo rai- 
led f) 
The boundless charity of Masonry wi 

accrued. Never ! It operates upon a bi 
jasis than our common Christianity— to. 



■a ouly elanni,!. for Iho heueflt who idenUfy yourselves «i:h Ihat order-als. 
ective of the rest of the humanjcaose division in jour societies. If Free Mu 

I ODlTW- pc 



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JAMES F. LAYTON. 



The Jew, Mahomedao, Dei 
Unive realist and Mormon, all a 
;ona in good standing, or Masoc 






. beloved In tho minist 

ion. This interpreted, n 
not Masonry, lt.,\a note 
else a Jew or Mormon is 






of this 



ebje 






:qoally pious sud of ability, but in all qu 

.he " Masonic heart beats responsive primarily 

.o the brotherhood." Besides, Masonry boast: 

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>at sense is taught by positive precept in ever; 

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■thodistCliureb}— toeoudemnindividui 



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Ming and special pleading. In meeting the ol 
jection to Masonic oaths, the Dr. Bays—" For 
haps we have them." *' But what do you knoi 
about them?" We know that this "pcrhap 



mself, just as the Dr 



i yourself for it » Can you answer it 

tho Ood of truth? If there was nothing el 

ire us that Free Masonry is of the dev 



necessity of believing Masonic 
the strength of Morgan's testin 



t of tl 



; Dr. Cot 



rei-eal it, and Dr. Cooper says they did, 
ayo Ihey are " renegade apostate ptrjur- 
dus." Of course then they revealed 
ey swore not to reveal, and their rerel- 
muet be true, to make the revealing 
Ho who says they are perjured says 
■ e made true revelations. And if this 
j charge of perjury ia to bo brought 
every Mason who owna up when the 

e the charge of perjury? Wittingly 
tingly he bns confirmed the testimony 












"e in no danger of sinning against the truth 
and the God of truth, by denying directly or 
indirectly what another may have sinned in 
declaring ? We do not believe they sinned in 
dliclos'mg those secrets— no more than wo be- 



tiBes 



a of the designs of b 



'«co who has rend Morgan, Allyn, Bernard, 
* Richardson, that Masonry Is fully and truth- 
"lly disclosed. Isit honest? hit right Mn 



f God 



"""er'a repentance; while ho who undortak 
10 m *o men believe that Masonry Is not i 



, and he 



"repen 



right h 



id, and so all possibility 

■ Such a man, shocked, and indignai 
11 »"• perjury f a confessing Mason ! " Thou 
ttwrltal first cast out tho beam from thin 
e Je." QuitthodreadfulaUemptlosupprei 
e lt »th and make your follow men bollovo 
*■ Tl >i» talk about anti-Masons being lgm> 
'^"f Masonry •'con/ a udl,j ignorant," as tl 
( "i is not honest, Masons every whoi 

e believe it is so. But it \b just like tho 
nw? 0lder ' St,eolai,| "g that abolitionists knew 

nows Uu t Masonry baa been lull* and 
^"•Mly disclosed; that the facts of Morgan's 

^•itinTtTr;! : or n,ttny iodeeB Bn " 

,0 <«eil h'8li«il officers, and the 



gs every alternate week, fully attended 
by men, women and children, and all deeply iu 



et Ihej impudently demand, •' what do 


you 


or thd 


cause, . 


nd prop 


oiing an 


rganii 


now about it?" Why, Dr. Cooper, wo I 


now 


with u 


. Of co 


irse it 


ook at on 


e— "a 


11 there u about it; and you hum tho 


we 




sweep. e 


can,". 


d the res 


itwa. 


ng in ao plain a case to deceive tho Igno 


.,,.1 


,,on wen 


tinto i 


Tbey'h" 


th.i, 


nd the simple ? Can you hide the light o 


the 


ngsw 


ekly, ni 


J that n 


ts as much 


IS they 


unf Can you secure the respect of one i 




do. S 


jnieofu 


tried I 


3 keep up t 


he old 




1 to 


og, bu 


itwa. 


mpossit 


le, as our 


eo-oper 



n. 



To bt continued. 



. Foster— My dear Sir: I lain.- .-]..-. 'in I 



Good Templar, tho official organ of the Indopoi 
dent Order of Good Templars in the state ■ 

.nsylvania.-Very truly, yours, 

J. F. YAKKIV'ITi.N 



5s, and suitable for Sabbath night, or 

>wn Mr. Bungay (by character) as a taler 
tcr and lecturer in behalf of tempera. 
I if we were to comment on the address 
e "us, we i?hould be ready to say, that 



s God's protest (or is to pro- 



these points are not only good and true 
ill handled. Wc do not even object to, 
y at all the clauses which Bro. Y. has un 

Mr. B. says — "There is to-day more moderatt 
nking and more drunkenness in the Church 
in there is in tho order of Good Templnrs.oi 

of tho Sons of Temperance, or within tho pale 

emperance goes, wo challenge comparison 
r-ith the Church." 

Now the fact is, very many churches do nol 
cquire that their members, or candidates fui 
aembersbip, should stand pledged to total ab 



mmetimes taking 



imild adopt n distinct pledge i 

ations, Jo take such a pledge, 

ust be as frco as the Churct 
ody, from drinking, let its not 






;cret society, professedly for a good objei 

sonry. So the Grand Lodge of Illinois wai 
re than doubled in numbers during the yea 
:r tho introduction of the order or tho Soli: 
Temperance. The reports of the lodgi 

1 object with the originators of the order 
Masonry had been so sifted, condemned, an. 



would be toac>C|.'. <>( M.i^orny iuelf. 
They naturally lead right to it, with all Us re- 
forms, and horrid oaths. 



ind the Sons so 



s right in the application of tho scriptures, 
bought in the course of a few years, it would 
powerfully opposed. I regarded it as asso- 

ensivo things to be gathered out of the kiug- 



isphemy, just as tho Apocalyptic Beast 

but he complained of tlum as unfounded and 
illogical, and referring to them in his pap 
isid—" That a lady correspondent was of i 



ibly to him, but we- gatherso" up many passage: 
gotiiti appointment made for the purpose, in 



Western N. Y. i 






int no gift of the Greeks could be withou 
and, and hostility— so we say frankly, Ibota 



, and pass-words, nnd keep their ex 
icks light, and seeks it for all, will: 



Correspondence. 



(gentlemen - 



prophe 



of the Grand Lodge of New York to 

tho the States prison of Sing Sing. And yet, 
the reports of the proceedings fill one or two 
:olutns of one of tho New York dally papers I 
If the money spent for the excursion had 
ccn appropriated towards helping needy emi- 
" tiding up Christian 



ibovo referred to? especially se St 

I (sly, deceiving, and relentlessly cruel,) 






share insidiously and furlivoly helped 

een ; but as it is, what good has 

iu the prison <!Ui- inline which \.< >i 

e something to show for time and mot 
ended ; but we all know that no red 
ny kind, and least of all, in modes of I 
ig and vindicating the law, can bo ex 
om secret societies. Such societies at 
■r calculated for defeating tho law tl; 






n for this purpose, as there is that 
;ad, Masonry is about ready to die, an 



'oolio 



jently 



intry-th 



eld at Me 

jeet of importance to tho interests of society, 
on, and all of them have exhibited the 

jseopiuions arc justly entitled to weight 



Lolly void of any 



objee 



•ept ol tho Scriptures, to vis 
order to gratify a curiosity i 



tofai 



signs! 



r of the United Stat 



u hold of this English s 

teduponita/m^bra 

clearly see how lUU sl^.M 



The National Grand Lodge of Odd Folio* s ol 
he United States held what they valla Con- 
tention at San Francisco, Col. on the 20th ol 

Odd Fellowship is to Masonry what the Ro- 

he Jesuits. When the Jesuits bad been driven, 



urcs 


Mob th 


y brought torw 


rd. What 






natio 


from a 


most every nation 






'or? Wc cou 




in* 








tho order of San 


Koi'J 


. The C 


rglS-tnl 1 " 


SrelK 


Fe 




-,i tc 


"Ihe L 


ir place. By thus 






















■ition o 




Georgia , 


Cr. 


ft had C 


uitad 


The r 


se succeeded very 






of the Golden Circle, 



wo make tho following extract 


office of Masonry in the Southern Slates; and 




just in proportion as Masoury succumbed to the 




opposition of the free States, Odd Fellowship 


irV-u'rol' IhuStVle rfXew York, 
installation by a fow remarks of 
Ut, which wero suitably ack no wi- 
nd ItatiLT l'ettit, who wus indue- 


arose- to take its place. It was brought up u 
» political reserve to cover the defect of Ma 


Craft, nsed by designing polilieiana and specu 


r/acher ol tno V go S p n e, SfckS 


!rc';.d D u , i.LV"gTorr,!iti.Tu'r.«"i»°g."'' 




Most of the officers cu* this National Gran 


o of Ih'o Most Worshipful Grand 
State ol New York. The only 


Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Die 






is' to moko a sot of insigniCeen 




work, appear great and grand- 


Whether we regard tho home work, or look to 



■ and concord, brulhcrly 1 



■ of language, as tin 



t all black meu from white lodgi 
It of propagandist!, to which i 
iamelrially opposed to nil Masonic 



rder of Odd Fold 
1824, fa«33 l0 (ks 



1 THE SQUARE. 






.ryland, Kentucky, an. 



n,d by the blue, 
Grand Lodge of 



SDd of it," and that 



18 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, OCTOBER, 19, 1869. 



'The Christian Cynosure. 



:pt, was a German scholar of 

Jred a Jesuit, be explored all 

o Masonry, made himself mas- 
.erlcs, and of tho history of the 



rival grand orgar. 
From being a mos 



Rows 






mysteries, and, as be olaimcd, improved upor. 
Free Masonry; perfecting it by appending the 
degree or order of tho Illuminati. Tbia man u 
not to be accused of hostility to Masonry, foi 
he was always a zealous adherent. His candl 



Uength, and with practiced skill, so tl 

less, and cow crashes through sbiel 

ioa\ but Instead of being "confeuedl} 
ml," he is evidently master of his subj8( 
;o instruct bright Masons of high degree 
nyateries of their art. How he came 



al character of Free Masonry, 



igest it. Mr. Lcvington has been heretofore 
nd so far as we are informed, ia still in th. 
Icthodist Episcopal connection ; hut after tb< 
ublicatiou of this book, wo opine that eitbe 

lake ready to take a final leave of that Church 






labor for that as their object. 
But the real object Is known only by the 
originators and wiro-workers ; and by them the 
rhole force of tho order is directed to the real 
nd bidden purpose. Thus the Ku Klu* Klan 
i organized ostensibly to freo their country 
rora Tile and horrible oppression. But Its real 

engance In tortures and murders upon the 
Mends of froedom and justice. Thus tho II 
uminatl were organized ostensibly for promot- 

ng mon intelligent and good; but really for 
iridlod licentiousness. Thus Masonry ostonsi- 



i0,.K ,.,j„, 



■ally i 



1 in their initiation Into tho 
ret society, on tho 32, (Sept. 
3G9 t ) that they had to bo taken homo in car- 
.gea. One who was tossed In a blankol broke 
oth bones of his fore-arm just below the 

Tossing In the blanket, and. Indcod, the 

i taken from Masonry. With the exception 

indnegleetod by "The College society " til 
their growing popularity compelled that soci 
Bcoive them, most of the College 
re been nided by Theron Baldwin' 
presume, have these secret "socic 



And ■< 



them all to individual advc 

temporance orders are established ostensibly 
for tho promotion of temperance, and tbo rank 

but tho founders and tho chief rulers have do- 
vised and are wielding these orders for the pro- 
motion of Masonry. Staunch oppnsors of Ma- 



,..., „,.! 



■ for 



epcated, are applied to dlBotent degrees and ! P Iic » tion of "cret societies, and gravely con 
phases of Masonry. \^mn Masonry. 

Mr. Levington's work dwells somewhat ei-l Doubtless, the Masons will dub such oppon 

Cdelland 



Huod 


any 


xpla 


gin, of i 


s 


tensivoly upon the antiquity de 
higher degrets of Masonry, re 


veloped in the 
peeling which 


and then wi 


h the 


other, "My 


did A 


Lent 


Ainty 


rofo 


zt 


atablo. Hence 


SSzHS 


gulf prepared 
ampments,>nd 


— H. 


■ee 


a lock hung 


opor. 










..h.. 




"^"o™ 




.sprun 























i dividei 



ripturs 






ie English and the fifty degrees oi . ^^ 

wickedness of Masonic favoritism, or mo 
: terribly reproved tho professed ministers ■ 



for some time, but without raucl 
,ies have been mostly occ 



The 



; for 






,n to Christ, implied in intellectual fencing: one displaying his earnest- 

ring allegiance to tho God of Freo Mason- nessby advancing directly upon his opponent 

nd the hypocrisy of taking tho cup of the striking and thursling with fatal intent and con. 

after taking the cup of devils in the liba- fidence ; the other, as if conscious of holding a 

of Knights Templars, drank from a hu- useless neanon doe 
it keeps in view. There is no man, nor system, i " p "■ 

.- ... u -i-i-i. .... -i.— ... .._.....>.. ..J™ 1 " 1 Ebu "- agility in dodging, oi 

samples of the author's style, we quote at asfailanfs blows ani 



! particular object wh'n 
man.norsystei 
' by undoubted! 






d that 



I of 



me the mother to t h e i, 






: no tboroue 






e nothing but tho n 



mths, so that by tho 
>er oi theio truly diaholi. 
Cutely overwhelmed an, 



attempted, and probably all 
iths, Dr. Williams dodges by 



! hidden things of Masonic dishonesty 

jtringic wickedness. If he continu 
rse, refusing to chase after the pha; 



> wrests from tho rightfu 



pid multiplication 



Logos and light oft' 



"Herald and Fretoyter." The new pa] 
one third larger than either of the pope 
whoso Union it is formed. It is of the sis 
form of the Advance. By 



e edit 



reasonably 



SDITOBUL COIIBKII-ONDENCI, 



5 CORSQILL, BOSTOS, Ma,-i.,| 
Sept. 30, lBG'J.T 



d co-worker with Voltaire for tho do 
in of Christianity. But this Froderiel 
.rince ofMasonry, as well as of infidelity 

Carson telle us, (Monitor pp. 7, 103, 110,) tha 
"Sovereign Grand Inspector of the 33 

Qrndo," and that ho added eight to tho pre 
J twenty-five grades. Tho 2flth grad 
meded on Christianity." Carson p. 109. 

Theso high degrees of the infidel Frederic* 
tells ns (p. 10) are usolul to give 

deeper i Might into tho rtligioti* and philosojJiiri 

departments of the order." What these " r« 

:b this arch-enemy of Christianity " found* 

ays Prof.St'owe, "Tho Illuminati, borrowc 
livery and ritual of Free Masonry to a, 
plish their purposes," which purposes wcr 
same aa those of Frederick the Great an 

Yoltairc. Their motto was " crush tlie wretch, 

(meaning Jesus Christ.) 

lident Dwight, of Yale College, (quoted 

that Illuminism (French infidelity) was spi 

ousaods of lodges closely akin to thos 
igher grades of Masonry. 



..tl'niv^Uv] has Uo of 



■oung mon. By the way, this Col 

Litiful hill in Somervillo 'near E 

lamination in its faculty. Drl. A 
.no Thos. J. Sawyer. 









"(2 Sam. 15: II) into the 



12) It, liturgy contemns h 
1. You may find them l.y t 






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pamphlets like the "Pilgrim 



til.' I,- StililT Of tlu- fllNllKl' ,vliLM"» I' 

■Heat Chri.tiBi-.tr. 2. Th.- a^iimrnl i 
, „„>„;„„, and-. If. ,:„;„, ■„.!.,■;„„■ at „!l. Im 

nry ia a thoroughly religious (not merel; 
) institution. We have also seen, by thi 

ngofitsadvocates, l.Thatitisareligiou 
orhood between professing Wonds an, 

lie religion is professedly uf pagan 0rlgli 



book on Free Masonry 



ousidorately object to it in another. They | Watehman, when their emmissarice, wltl 
ret to learn that the real object, and the ' ,,tdeM *ct!vtty and astonishing zeal, arc even 

, sod object, of secret societies, arc never | " hor * a * crL ' lI r diffusing the most baleful leaver 

d ex-thossme. The ostensible objeot of all «eeteti of ttnti " Chfi, t ' ffl 

o 00 .-isucictiesis good. 1 he real object Is precisely! jy Lot's wife lookod back and Cod neve. 

>i nd . Th* nut. lie aid the mas* of the m«nb*n areal- Ulider, look oat 






LV.'r'''-."'^;- fu^ir-.',''!,.' held 'ii. ..If. 
it,- r.-mambrinto ,,,,-1 ],,-, noble ,ie,-d< I 

il.,' kIL.'-V,.., of'i ■■rn'.'l ,l'',,r. -,.!-■ M, 
work be comply,,! r. i hart ... ■ 

'ZS'tSw .u\?i.. , Md''fo/.h M ;| , ..rl 
when all earthly th..,"-.-.!...,!., ld-r, 



Response by Masons, " So mote it bo.' 
(Was it faith in tho Masonic " ladder," that 
id thispiir* temperate and unut/ish Douglas, th 






(Cat 



0.) It 



ligh priesthood," profanely applying (he 
acred formula, "Thouarta 
ho order of Mclehliedok." (Webb, p. 181.) 
(4.) The Masonic religion sets Christ at nought, 
by professing to save men from sin and bring 
;o heaven without renewal by his spirit, o, 



ife, thereby fitting our bodies, 
er that spiritual building, that 

.mold teaches, (pp. 182, Sl4l) 

" Masooa oi antagonistic fit 
elves to fulfil the Christian la 
lead of salvation by Him who 
ruth, and the llle," Masonry 

ladder which Jacob saw 
rounds of which ore f 



igion denies the fir-t P ri„,i,,l 
viz: salvation by faith in C 



A young man stood listlessly watching so 1 
ngleri on a bridgo. Ho was poor and deji 

Ish, he sighed: " If now, I had those, I would 

ie happy. I could sell them at a fair pr'n 

ray me lood and lodging." I "will give you 

List as many and just as good fish, " Be' " 

timer, " if you will do a trifling favor." 

that is that?" asked tho othor eagerly. "Only 



ladly « 



n a short errand." The propo! 

epted. Tkeold flshorman was gono bo lot 

feanwhile tho hungry fish snapped greedily 
he baited hook, and the young man lost 

them in; and whon tho owner returned, ho h 
.ught a largo numboi 



olnt 



:,.■ ,,1,1 i,,l 



Correspondence. 



"Whero'irajjoufirst-pre 
il Inmyheirt. Where 



a divested of a 

o-hood, blind-folded, n 



any thing— and answered I do.- 
ihen conducted r To a propi 



i n. h a r Tbi | 

eCo.,Ittd.,a* P L i( 



held M.irch flth, 182B. Tho address p, 
Mid |iulili-lie,l l,i- Unit. Convention [, t , 
If vou have not got a copy of that 14 
will send you the ono I have, provided; 
return it safely to me, as I expect to hi 
for it, probably before long. Enelowi 
find <,iie ilnlh.r as a donation loivard-0 
cause ; I hope to be oblo to render In 

approval of the Doily, and is bound to 

Christ Jenus. The Cynosure ia a very 1 
isi.or in my family; you miy set mo 
life subscriber for the CT«osoHa,if 
nues its present tone. 

T.uly yours, far., 

O. W. CHAMP, II. 
Wo thank our Brother for his " God 
nd material aid, and would say, wo hi 
o^doinga or addrtn of the Lo Boy Cob 



help to t 
oly and r 
_[Ed. 



iption of the position of the subject 



,lii f iful L«.!-<j dedicated to God and to th, 
r of Holy St. John, do hereby and hercoi 
solemnly and sincerely swear, that I wil 






no less penalty than having my thro, 
ross, my tongue torn out by the root, an 
in tho rough sands of the sea at low wt 



Nathan cam r:v[,i:i: 



a GoodJTcmplars society organ 1 
is name for the Good Tcd 
meetings held in this place for 1 



tomovo again. 



fall here, and if you will so. 
truly, BURGESS SMITH. 



send copies of the Cvsosubk for < 



i,y Belf-s'-fkeM, l,y denigiiii,.; hvpoer 






f Masonry— is their life, thei 



now dawning upon upon homaoitj, u 
has fallen. Tyranny, despotism, f^ , 

the auspicies of myttie itcreey. Bomf u ] 
ultanl they scoff at the .opposition tb fl , 



mjustly maintained a provalent 



Some years ngo a lady r. 



1 that followed i 



im very ignorant," she replied; •'! 

flio tears began to flow. The lady 
or of the saloon and sat down by 
d, like, Tliilip, "preached Jesus" to 
on sho opened her heart freely: "I 
en a pay and fashionable friri," she 
'fond of tho ball-room and other giddr 



d I hnoit I. 
insult. Ih.i 



he said this, her face beamed 

Sho stretched forth her arras and clupeJ 



, s tprecietL. c/' a 
,c Wihrnl.— i** 



snail put on die immorisi. ""-- f 
;h in the heavens, but the sbsd"'" 
alley be fi an to close about &% P l '\ 

knew it not, but thought tho shade. * '/ 

My children, ii". getting dark i 
ing the bouk "—that blessed b 

m L"u,"i°oid"™»!ij Z"Zl ," o.« ■!"' ; 

•n,t, ot cht.t t.fr«.b«d Ib.t rfr.Hl * 
> E .i„ ,h. ,oio» of pr.v.r uc«d«J 1 »^ 

v my <lc.tli be tbat ol the i\£i<*<° , ° 

The Bible c.auir.. i„^oHr. »llT t " , ° 

i -j-"',. '" ,, "'' , " , '''^-'v , l , 1 ' , :",!, , .i'' ,,i; 



of God." Oil Enoeta ^ " He «» ! ,l"' d ' 
hi Joiin n.pil.,^ " He WHburniDS* 1 






THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, CHICAGO, OCTOBER 19, 1869. 



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his bl-mdyjaws. But in t 






ed. » The Mysteries of Mi thra j " or " The Gran, 
Led G e of Babylon." It is from a valued cor 



ed heart, and a foolish imagination— have form 
«d up and concocted the most abiurd, mou- 



men- n Bt rong tendency to this grand marvu 
ous BjBtem- making, to put in the placo of n 
ligion and the gocpel of Christ. As an illu 
tratlon of this, and showing its intolerable a 
lumption and absurdity, the trtielo in quoetic 



tvemion. We ^.-.,1.1 j..<Jp 



mens and indulgent 
holy living than tho't 






ROYAL ARCI1 AXT1-MAS0N 



Catholic, a title to which we shall ehoiv 



.io u srdi(ice«hichhasnll time for 



right to baptise itself with tho i 
sal, or Catholic. 

now proceed to the development of the 
mysteries oT Magiauitm, the very name ol 















nstead ofprofervinK the light of grace in h: 
looi, he permitted it to oieaue into bis men 
>ers. It was then that aros* within him th 
usts of the Qesh, which are pride, glutton? 
ind debauch. la proportion as ho withdrew 

his angelic being lost, do power topcnclrat 



a deal 






him, revolted against his dominion, wh 
is henceforward void or all nobility, and 

tie iiudi-puied authority beenmo parnlj 
id without effect. For every superior poi 



irdly : 



n-n-iyiiiy i-f 

te. Life be 

akeucd li.nj 



™°» 


n tho pl.t* 

,,!„,„■ bye 


Who. 


"2XZ 



rintarko/thtcovnart is derived ftc 

r white by^oven intermediate coin, 
. the new allisi.ee. or in the Sfogi 
n, n.a-., the child of darkness, by pai 






m^orca.Ao.Vitj.of.ls 
;lcs violently against the 



Th,.. spirit oflijjil hnvh.-: c 



by this lijhl-spirit they becunc 



indcr the nume o( tap, it then animate 
.„,] kiT.ed.ii., under the name of blood 
eloped their limbs, stimulated thei 
, and brought them together under th 
of inatinot. The eighteenth centur 
thought it very foolish and ignorant on the pat 






md recovered Ada-mil.- power ; he 
c a deni-god, a Mogion. Let us ex- 
blessed acts of ancient Moglmitm by 



The soul isjiined to the body by avory a. 
;ilo flnid, Imponderable* and Withblit-any p 
icular location. Its color, which is visil 












pteiantdar «, great iraoylUli loul behsld God, and could oonvene mUilj 



ih.o aspires to hoaron ought to ho a pcrpi 












brows uoro the aurcolo of light, whoi 
o whoso lips distilled tlie words of prophetic 



fourth, one of iron, and at his fifth, one of cop 
id at his seventh one of gold. And it 

ocause tho objeot of initiation was to 

a had the dull lustre ol lead, into a child 
t, whoso vital fluid possesses tho pure 






pher's stone, the eliiir of life, tho univers 
■a, potable gold, quintessence of Me 
■eath of Gnd, has excited the paisiona 



S golden light ol 









snsnblc conditions by which the spiri 
tdowed with effective, sanctifying vli 






.oulion of th,- vital r^ner. The M„ q , 
ot omit, moreover, tho iinmediato and 



lirit pure, and his body a living acceptable 
mple to God, infused bis own divine life inti 
io bread ot the aspirants, and breathed upor 
leirwine the holy, vivifying breath of his lips 
i order that— by thus having their nourish 
ment impregnated with spiritual llfu and force. 

ysteries of Mithra constituted Magiant. pro 

eneratlon which,. renewed fallen men in God, 
ndbyGod. 
On the front of their temple tho Magiant re- 



id those who have 






however, whea the men 



Jrnncle of the living God, should say I 



ery act of generation raaterialim the spir 
life transmitting it to the flesh, and thot 
ogling it by contagious infllltratioa with t!i 
<enee of woman. Consequently, ifthe Mngm 
d been married, instead of irradiating hi 
imbera with the spirit of God, which was I 
purify the spirit of the aspirants, end by sanci 



Redeemer, iy yonr m « „„„,.. b-foro Mm as IVrTlSrTTT'Tr'Cl 

your/m/je. and by thewrt of your soul, /one -LY_LXJ_N LJ X _HjC3 

now upon the very bmik-ri of il,<> other life. J ■ f\ I • « e 

t:.^z :;zz : z: .,.i":r Aurora Christian 






ar-reaching philosophy, i 
verity in all the religlousc 


















ofGod should appes 



ft the palace of t 

iruamea Herod (Ar great, but who, aceordi 

, our way of thinking, was great only from 1 



rity of gold, and finally. 



" How dreary (said the late John Foster 
uld old aec bo without tho atonement. Bn 



"I beteeeh yoo, elr, by the wounds of thr 



of it before tho public as wo thin 
u% CnnKians should not b« Adhtrin 



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THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, OCTOBER, 19, 1869. 



" THE TWO VILLAGES.* 



whole families, is not a very " grand idea." 
Perhaps it will be replied, that those young 
ones can be taught all they need to know on 
ihia subject by their parents nod others, with- 
out joining a society. So they may. And *<> 
may older ones, and all others be iau 6 btU»fc|la order to. 

pledge-hound society. On anothoi 



Sons, why then not adroit all the frii 

ruporance by abolishing the secrecy? 

2. " The. co-opcrntion of women " ia i 

perior advantage spoken of by Mr. D. 

ask, to organize a secret 






A reviow ofa pamphlet entitled "Mftnui 
Eiposition of the Id dependent Order of ( 
Templars, embracing its history, objeets 
workings, by S. B. Chase, R. R. \V. G. T- of 
Pa., published by the Bight Worthy " 

I am informed that this pnmphiol is 
quite an influence in some localities in 1 

complijfced by secret organizations, csp 
by the Good Templars; that this 



" We a 



e these, youn* and plas 






rgniiistation can be dispensed n 
platform, as adopted at our annual e 



for such purposes, prohibition by tl 
penalties deserved For a crime o 






r if the 

s f.,n,ilj 



ndispensable remedv for this dis< 
■rally have a disrelish for private 



from neighbor?, and children 



THE UNSEEN PRECIPICE. 

I fccolloc£ouo member of Congress, 
■vtrnor Briges, in one of hi; ppeeciiois, 
a always rallyingmo about our Congress 
mperanco Society. 

ompty." But just before it became empti 



s filled i 



Cynosure Tracts. 

NOW PUBLISHED. 

HISTORY OF MASONRY, 

By President J. BLAN'CHARD, Whenton 



the MODERN' and OBSCURE ORIGIN-DESPO 
TIC and UNCHRISTIAN CHARACTER, RE 
VOLTIXG AND BLASPHEMOUS OATHS 
OF FREE MASONRY, AS PROVED BY ITS 
OWN ORATORS AUTHORS AND HISTORI 
ANS. 



MASONIC MURDER. 



MASONRY. 



uhatle 


-VSOMI 


^^^e'mmt 














Tlii 




tful. There nrc hundreds n 


rar fr 


ndiofgo 


"■! i<?mp,'n,ncc people, who 
„le,l s in S tl,,... high «o»nd 


ri 


What 


la being done b; Chb sec 




Thly f 


Sot an, thing. Ope,. or 6 .n 




..JiplCS 


rtoti.labstinonee.e.Olt.et™ 



perance in our 


and. 


lama 




a temperate m 


,: ' 


go for 


otal abstinence 


fee, opium nod 


tobao 




o for a prohib- 










promo^thVca 


ity o( 


temper' 


ncf'fbcUc 


ilia LViD ev 


all ths 


t God r 


' l lZ c with "t 




uch 






Everyman can 








owes to God 




bis fell 




identifying bin 








or pledge-boun 












d for.*i 




without them I 








one ehall diapu 


cmy 


ositlon, 


ct him prove U 










not be pcrforo 














which Ood has 


enjoined. 








What can he 


done 
















allva 


well by 








jd if th- 




I say again, .he 


so sec 


el orga, 


lotions-are not 


The Past Bight Wo 


rtby Go 


d Templar, S. U 


Chase, occupy 


thel 




f (Tis pamphlet 



orful, as decorous, and 
open temperance gntherlns oft 
frith closed doors? Wl 






egood thing that c 
of Right Wortl 



Speaking of the urigin of the order, our P 
R. W. G, T., says: "At its inception, ami 
now.'it opens wide its doors for the admission 
of the whole family, and grasps all who may In- 
injured by tho intoxicating bowl. Grand Iden ' 
What can bo more noble than to gather fatuoi 
and mother, brother and sister, all around on. 






Nil. " 



hole family, parent. 


and children, nnlc 


Hand., that age. 


oakntouC'fV'h,', 1 


Oor order lakes in 


all nho hare',,',"' 










o trholo family ca 


become members ., 


cats' of ag«. I ha* 


often heard of rfholc 


.es s.gmng the ten, 


•ranee pledge andlbe 



may plosnutly nod socially 



:y. Some lodges give proof i 
., frequently holding on from 



Ho 



ei>iy 



from my brother, who stated ti 
ml more deeply impressed and affected 

subject, in any temperance speech 
or read. In my neighborhood is a gen. 

i nf m v in N.ii'itil.ii:". iu:ll (.■tlui.Mtcl-, ftliM 



■ ■ | i. ; ovly, 1 



rod«( 



Poor girl, I wish I could.' 

'" Well,' said bis Mend, 'i 
the temperance pladge, I will hi 
peiiscofber nltoiidiiig h-Uoo\ f< 



j.-liy iihU'.t' people, mill some of 
talk every opportunity." He always left byJ 
o'clock. Another minister belonging to then 
id they wore running the whole thing into tl 
ound by the adoption of some measures 1 






V.1,10 



and the organ of the society, tho Adaocate, ; 
lowed tho avowed ex ampin of tho society i 
its intention-, much more good would have hi 

orders themselves, ami allowed tliem to use 



division. Tbey address the people on temper 
ftiiee, and help tho lodge to nioinbcrs, pciiiaps, 
but in.ikc lioelluitto organize open societies, 
ubich njll secure the conDdcnca of tho masses; 
and tbey pass away. They might. If mi tram- 
melled by the secret orders, who discourngi 



, m org.u 






tbey can he made to understand tbem. To 
pro esses to teach these noble principles to 



speak or act without feai 
seen. Rut ifsuehadvan 
division, or lodge room, : 



Persons nlfo 


ledwi 


e worship, 


::■::, 



iin her heart, while he 



Testnmcnt. Some agent from tho Bible Socio 
ly had dropped it it that desolate place. Tbi 
oiiesionary asked the little girl, "Can you 



t little cbild to con 



brmmbl pea 

ick E irl— tli 
is dimples 



Speaking ol" the Subbatb bren 
lay uight dance of KnighfsTci 
dclphia, of which we gave a sou 

"axtoit Record makes the follow! 
There was plenty of going it 
antaslictoe. All the Sir Knights 



ok! fight with the beast iu Paiton. 

We judgo his blade is;one of Hie true temper, 
■uid wuuld like now niijilieii n stroke from it 



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is, their perpetual harping upon iho murder o 
Morgan. He admits that circumstances nlffe 

the oaih to kill Paul. But then bo thinks tti. 

cerlainlv be a needless violation of secrecy. Oi 



the nature of the oalh itself?" Tli 
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i-nees here ? The Grand Lodge of It. I 
ought to testify before the legislate 



secrets. But Dr. Cooper carries Iho idea 

jeculiarly unnecessary and odious sin, i 
though the oath, in resptct to its main purr, 
night rightfully be broken. We can ae< 
cason in this; irwemay rightfully refuse 
>ail" Masonry, to obey its siijns and auinm 



us of the oath, the grips, paw words, or anj 
t of the secret ceremonies. Why then, w< 
, this sensitiveness ns to the breaking ont 
■t of the oath rather than another r Thi< 
dcnlly touches a sore spot; the Dr. we sur 
ie don't want (he world to know * hat horrid 
bs he has taken ; nor the ladles of his con. 






ir detp damnation of" Morgan's " 

'Ms tho Dr. says has been done " ad 

i," even to nauseating. No doub 



Until Masonry itself Is dead, will tho change 
continue to be wrung upon the death of Morgan 
n °"-'ver naueeating it may be to the "hat on. 

"I may be pe.mittcd however, to ask, ns n 
forty interest^, did MaAonry do Out thu.g/ I 

»>»d killed by Masons? And if so, by the au 



Mtly, Imagines champion of Congregatioi 






tempt to mystify a 

and justify the err< 
of those tragedies, 

landmarks of their 



. The Congregationalism 



lis generation do any such thing with reft 
aoe to the Morgan murder crimes? Do th< 

asaibility of a doubt ? No, they still ileman 
. it provtd that Morgan was murdered at al 
:if at* alt by Masons ? and so with endle 

tve the effect of a positive denial, they strii 
i perplex and deceive the people. Neither d 
n'V conilemn the vicious orttlia and teachin) 



nity by another of bis sophistical eyl 



.toknowwhata figure he 


does that oblige me 


o he hi 


executioner 


hem, neither bare foot nor 


and again he adjures h 


B-breth 


en thus: "la 


d nor naked, hood-winked 


tho fraternity, each an 


d every 


nc, hercprese 


the back of n cut throat's 


to answer before God, 


did you. 


over take or a 


oss his Jugular veins. 


minister an oath to k 




a barm any o 


round the Dr.'s tender sen- 


who should reveal ou 


r secret 


T" These que 


or Masons, and yet wo com 


ions coupled as" they 


re with 


the declarati 


rfare is, to strike just where 


that HK would not ha 


m the 


air of any one 



ithful expression of the Dr. 'e personal senti 



voted with reference to ouisiJer* only, 

We acquit tho Dr. personally as to i 

inpathy with tho spirit of the order. In re 






«e been likely to own it al the peril of thei 
res? If none of most Masons had taken sucl 
i oath, does it follow lliat the Knights of thi 
ross, and the Knights adepts of the Eagle o 
ie Sun, have not been placed expressly undo: 
tat obligation ? (See Bernard pp. 1C9, 269 ) I 

Danite in order that the prophet may hsv. 



may inflict capital punishment. So that th 

Dr.'s triumphant questions are no refutatio 



Undent usages, or " the spi.it of the orde 

ay, impressed upon of the multitude of a 
ins that had part in tho disposal of Morgi 
iat tho great and sacred interest* of Masai 

icru said to him, as testified by a witness 
>en. court—" You know Morgan that it Ea c 

a=onry has produced in its palmiest days, a 

icienl rules and usages of the order, it cc 

.go. are stillin full blast-producing still in ! 
non pure Masonsthesomemurderousfanaticis 
nd even En the better class of Masons, whose 

i.hordinnle to human and divine law, and use 






Tho testimony of Weiahnupt "published in 



imself caljod upon to apply a remedy, which 



graft upon tho stock nf Freo Masonry." He 
lys also that many Freo Masons misled by 
ie construction oi tho first degrees, wore en- 

iguhir an out growth of Maxonry as Knights 
cmplars, or Knights or the Sun or Eagle ; and 

r Ku Klux Slant, arc as real nnd legitimate 

Lint whut now was Illutninism ? What its 
rofessed. and what its real object that Masons 

>neo now ? The c-l.jorl of Illnniinism as dcfin- 



Iby I 



«/* 



less or different J By what means did Illuminl>m 
,a to attain this great and most ben 1 Been 
As the name of the order imports il 



that they would forego overy selfish and 
feripr aim thai they might become the uokno 
"apoilUt of benevolent-*." Such persons brought 






The alighte 






Tor human government, and of all faith in re 

vcaled religion ; and that with the deliberate 

ill authority and government and law interfer 
ng with ihe interests of the order must be ah 
ilithed, whatever would conduce to the goo. 



i of nil this was, that at the v 



il sway It was prophetically an 

thoidd be happy." 

it power over national welfare, 
in France by the reign of terror, 

has said with terrible Irony, 



tlie lulluhy to sing it lo sleep." But why do n 

etause it made the some goodly profession 
bich Masonry and Odd Fellowship rely opo: 












quired a tone sufficiently strong to digest 
c atheistic meat, on which the leaders fed. 
iUB, Weishaupt writing to Zwacb, says, " You 

nod in it, is the true sense of Christianity. 

uded i" Speaking to the same point, Baron 
Kniggo writing to Weishaupt, says—" And now 

ns. We shall now be prepared to say n few 
rds lo priests and princes. I have so con. 

red things that I would wlmit oven popet 
i kings oftcrtho trials I'bave prefixed, and 
<j would he glad to be of the order." All thi. 



i this knowledge of the men and t 



lyles Aroonagitae, using fictitious names, ii 

do? I am deprived of all help. Socrates 
vho would insist on being a man of consequent 
tmong us, and is really a man of talents, am 

if a right way of thinking, Is eternally besotted 



onvensl whs.1 Areopsgltae t havegot. .When 
ie worthy roan, Marcus Auretius, comes to 
Athens (Munich )>hat will he think 1 What a 

isollug with dinolute, Immoral wretches, 



Correspondence. 



enlightened people will 
ia\D^ the mighty. From 






Jily deplore the moltiplloatloi 



can only be approached by 
rough guarded doors t,y means of ,c 
,rd* am) by fore.. swearing ones Pell 

Make no war npon those who take 
perancc cause out of the Imnds of ope 

hands of lh« miied multitude, many 



JOBN BALCB. 
Elgin, Iowa, Oct. 1, 1869. 



"ben ll.ero is some great day In our villag. 
eh is to draw crowds from Iho country, th 
rot societies, Masons, Odd Follows, au 
,nd Army-oTlhe Republic, are often on tli 



1 oil... 



: ently, , 






11 Masonic honor-," ft 



.Masonry. Ml Mir HK. 



Good Templar and the 
mplarsmigU raise i 



n enforcing the ordinance prohibiting the soli 



wi of men de- 

ion K the eurli- 



uo reform,— Yours lor iho t 



I have been wailing to ace Iho end, hut 
rusi the end Is not yot, wild hope it may n 
ie lill the lost vcsiigo of Masonry iBoblitcr.it, 
from what is to ho our Mir lomplo of Jilslio 
Yoi, will find in the several copiesof the Jane 
ille Oiutu, that I eoud you, the proceed in| 
f the day, and tho several cor.e«pni.d.ncea< 

lay think best. I would tuio bri. Oy, that «i 

ens..f Newa.k to the ..ha.rma.i ..I the h,. a . 

tie stone, which he agreed to -nu done, " or I 
ould have o Ogl.t uv,.r Ihc l-.ne." Oo pr 

m ..iJ.-cl.o-. wn.iove,. acd'l ( l\k-rk"f 'tl 



rip of white paper pasted over tho item or tho 
ttteit— the strong presumption is, that tuoy 
.»k it out of the box nfter it loft the. clerk's 



oily or Indirectly. 






«" C ret councils <>r the ungodly— is tlie earn 
prayer of— 

ONE OF TflK ONE HUNDRED. 
Ve have received ;he papers above mention 






ero ; and I look out the 



," .poke little Bewie, 


•God 


bere 


bin, 


"t b.° T"" """""f, 


\vgging 


m, 1 


Am 


« .»o.l to fed J „ 


»»r_l. 


be,. 


tieg 


Tin, I. il,„ bleed f . 


"ilW 


fJbe 


.,. 



- "•"*""- 

por-uaded to 



a poor w.etoh from going sslray. Tal 
mavbegrowina over tho hallowed s) ot 
e all her earlhly remains reproso ; tho dy- 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, NOVEMBER 2, 1869. 




h0 language rffiieh we have in God' 

riptlvo or Christ's pteaence vritli his f 

i is exceedingly vivid and impressive. _.. 

mbm hero indeed, among men, at that time, hid In him ; CI 

remlad ah =o oTWwholmiog.s* satisfying 

ioua imd ejSlMlc, that many have 



aver again, and multitudes woul 
t, that is, not from sight, iftet 

w would bo as fiied and as euro a rcalit 
own thoughts, Heelings and mentt 

spiritually; would fill us, as 

._,. a and join me." Hitfeltpi 

,ple,' enco would pervade and occupy our whole 1 

His Ing, bo that our own presence, orsrf/, would 



lutly I 






kingly present tl 
id his presonco be everywhere recognized 

icre enn bo no doubt. Olirlal haa been 
irlially nnd coldly received among men 1i 



thinking, talking, feeling, and acting; and t 
iph- experience would accord preoieoly with thai 
the Apostle, when he saya, " I live, yet, nev 
not I, but Chriat llvoth in mo." And 
Swot; living within u*, becomea 
r, clear a fact as that wc live at nil ; is the gr 



tt.Tld. 



people. He liRaheonhere 

ation. reproaeb, nnd suffering ; has often 

imtobisou.ii, and they received him not 
b-'i ii hated, .Ic.-jii^'d, and rejected of men 



rofesaed novate the world would rot be increased at i 
bimilli- by hia being present here in the body. Indec 
plainly taught that it wob hotter, 

ind perfect hia kingdom lie 



mlly op. 



;1 foei 



a victor, as agladandglorioui 

ii.o.phanl possessionem right 

ideomed; na a bridegroom re 
bride; as a beloved and ador 



mt he shall t: 
Besides, this is the veiy way in 

ind promised and arranged to do il. 
his disciples, and tfl hia followers 



of the world ;" that is, in spirt 
. ua to be filled with the Spirit, and says 111 

to thein, make hia abode with them, and dm 
them— will indeed pour out hia Spirit up 
flesh, And when hia way ia prepared, a 
rfcctly present here in Spirit, t 
ing ing overy happy soul, then will Christ's rei, 
■ come. It is Hia Spiritual Prtimct in all o 
ula that is demanded for il. Then will 
iumph through us. 0! let us be filled wi 



mid be fulfilled, that he abo' 
in the body? Nay, would i 
to tako place, */«.( those , 



of course be subjet 



c body, that body nil 



plaeo at a time, and everylhin 
his bodily presence, rouet be 
eworld for moat of the time. 
he supposed that in some miri 
liy changing the lawe of vie 



a that i 



to be really satisfy log and blissful, ore 
presence of dear tarthly friends, . 
iji, i^ but pnorly enjoyed, unless the 
ningling or hesrt and soul to whii 
■crses arc plainly inadequate. Tl 
at soul bn», in no small degree, to I 



can they t | lc 






l.ieh h 



Andl 



hia writing (Oct. lt,)iai 
il politics. Three of its 






Dion honesty. It is hardly to 
it the Journal, the RejmBicttn, i 



ruption which tfley 



and it ia suggested, and nt 
that the peoples ticket nnd 



It Hi 



)ldono, already partly gor ( 



i plun. 



orthel 



"The There is something in sucli a defi-at to cheel 
e'mg." The bodily the insolence of place men, and inculcate cau 

der. But this is only henling tbo public hurl 
(lightly. It la an attempt to heal without dls 



, by 



t blis 



. funned the iuin.1, uli')l.n'i»> nil uVmi 
mnnshlp, its hidden springs and move. 

r, all Its nihtik- sensibilities, as well in 



hem perfectly, and call out, 
their highest, deepest, mos: 
i, by the felt beatings, as it 



i natty, justns convin- fro 
to, than hlB bodily p 
bodily vision may, i 

The eye ia subject to The; 
nates. Ofihiswnnrcso docoandk 



i obje. 






the crown of the head to th 



rings and the men who compose them. The 
1 roki rm ticket by which it is sought to dc< 

wilt deal as largely in secrecy, out of whk 






df propriety and duty, «s en initial l.oili i 

gallons? Why not treat all secret caucuses a 

Ldvlco, that all notions touching public racas 
,res shall be so open that our administration! 
vbetber national, state, or municipal, shall b 

digested by common Mtmctfl and modified b 



Union, will [ 



Jsigas, will infallibly lend to them, and si 



s of anarchy, the oppression of myric 
■ants, who lurk In ambush, who rule by gull 

any single tyrant who wilds n sword . 
wer sufficient for their protection. The 



TChi< 



ouso in Chicago, that ha has reeei 

nolico that he must join the Kulghts of 

St. Crispin, or he can have no more wo 

Whether he will allow himself to be blackm. 

n this manner, and surrender his righta of 

vuhuility mid indepeii'leiiec.', or whether 

■ui-ing :ui h-jiiCft liveliiiuod for himself i 

ily, and look to some other culling not ; 

monopolized by tho despotism of aecrc't c 

■irators, remains to he learned. Bulifsec 

dors may thus rule nnd rob in ono depi 

ent of industry, why not in another ? If they 

r per month or por annum, why not confiacat. 
man's wholo estate ? What reward has Indus 
y ? What chance has merit ? What security lis 
operty ? What is left of liberty but an empt; 
tmo? If they do these things in the grcei 



.I...IH. 






religion, and a folsc one. 



happy to perceive ibat he demo 
laitioua, with n clearness and 
timed the understanding of I 



Irom Oliver, Mnckey, Woodruff and Web 
that Masonry is Christie BS nnd Christ oxcludin 
lie iiuoied Oliver's opolog) for excluding Chri 



Chris 



,, snid the speaker, " if our lodge hoi 
mbcrs can now bo Infidels, Sabbat 



mdesty ! 



.Ily 


hoLly, 


"'■ 


fa great 


find it." Bu 
After a pre 


z 


it he any 


—"That 


» nnd in 
s of (ho 


one of our fi 

l/i.'il Ijy nppo 
West Newton 

bison, of Fos 



rolhor editor, pausing, and taking 



oftempuM 


co. B.H3 the editor of 


tho 


Crso- 


.».,wl,. ie 


Obi... IndnU. l.op.r 


nee 






lod'aprecepla overalls 


e„. 


o.,b,, 


all our son 


■I and .1,11, feM,, of Oil 


rpi. 


P.rty, 


°u""»ft» 


Id'TooT^iX 


li.C. 




•tan of liu 


nun aalrutloii-ii., irhos 


obj 


clln- 






n"l 




if rigbtlv. 
.noiujli to 


prayerfully, and slice 
itnlly benefit them nil— 
bby 1 Will our bn.tlie 
' pnune " ngnin, and ta 
elf and ub?— Ed. 


safu 


J ■»- 

.only 


"DosTll 


yinthatnn.ture, door, 


lira. 


P.riin 8 ton 
tilt, with 1 
" Don't lay 
pillow nude 


uggcalion of the brain 
Viug ao— his braina all r 


5 


;';; 



', by a Nfl 



DB. I.i.ivutl) BACON. 
Brookfiei-d, Mas?., 0' 
Dk.»» CrsoscRs, — Dr. Bacon, Profe 
Theology in the Theological Seminsry . 

to the Boston CongrrgatitmoJitt, denying 

tho paragraph first g!' 

Haven doily; stating that several Freshmen ro 

ccived bodily injuries while being initiated in 

to tho " Ddla Kappa " secret society or Tali 

College. 

As the Freshmen and Sophomores do not be 
long to Dr. Bacon, and are not studying divinity 
It does not appear how Dr. B. felt specially call 



style, 






Further on the lear 
b following; 



>oozled," etc. "Some heavy wag t 
vould be a witty tiling to teU a big li 

oung clergymen. 



this discussion 



association against the secret orders, the strain 
on good men has been terrible. Three or four 
miuistoJB who promised definitely to attend, 
found their courage or ".WW." fait, after the 
uotico appeared in tho Cmtgregationalist, I do 

nd tho toggery of 






> of tho 



i the! 



as full of tho Holy Ghost. 

Samuel D. Green, of Chelsea, then &pokc oi 
jo (all of the lodges by the Morqmi discussions 
nd thrilled the house with his plain, enrnes 
arrativo, showing that the Masonic oath turn 
nod men into beings, who act like devila. Mr 

reen's book will soon bo out, and will atant 
side of Preat Finnoy'a volume. 

After dinner I gave u speech which I sem 

Several deacons then spoke, a brother fron 



eimploaudaueiousness of Masonry, amazed 
nnd led him to think thoro were depths 
forces in it which wo had;not fathomed. I 
ligent Mosona had recently stoutly donie 



Press. Wo alao voted that, it 
"Tho Pilgrim Society" ought i 
sonic plate from the cavity in I 
cf the Plymouth National Monui 
imber then subscribed for tho 



jod object? Surely, surely not, We can 
. Chriat's work with the devil's toola. Am 
ho cannot SCO that controlled church 
government, with, priestly titles, and inystt 

n all ages, ia either blind or unread. 

The only possible question which remains t 
is, is ono of degree end proportion. If we car 
mt use these dark orders to build up Christ' 



lation, swindling, atoek-jnbbing, conj 



,...iea,l... 



i Chrii 



dChri 



-!"■'■ '-'"- 



this country. And I remark in the 
irat place- 
/. Wc are not to tear up Gods wheat, for the 

'uhilt mm sltpi." In tho death grapple of out 

irbloh rules the lodge has kept his eye steadilj 






protection from tbo loyal. While 


our youn 


men were fighting, the lodge-leader 


have bee 


oined nil parties because they mean 




all parties; by producing audi a 










and they 


heir designs are not political ; for, 


[j they- 








" While 






bis self- projected worships in tho 


'/„,,-,*, to 






nothing would pleaso Satan better, 


than tha 



■Sntan." "That the 
Hike Musonry, and yet 



the holy man said a few words of 1 
alnt departing Ipto glory; rejoice 



j the single State of Michigan, 
n that State, told me that a t 
d, in that State, to accompany 
an { making the gross sum of S5 



the (errit 


ries and six or seven sto 


ca to make 


scales of this serpent, crawling over a 


we hoi 




■erage with Michigan; an 




dene for two worlda ; becouse they 




ing tho r 


suit in that state by t 








would giv 


ens mOlion, fiat hundred 




their secrets have been sold and rcve 


lied, an 








bo lost, and then resold as often as a 






t year by mere applicant 


.me 'Zw, 


virtue; men have the fac-j to stand 
us and any, "You arc speaking in i 




tion.while 


votoutside tbolodges. In 




and lodge 


, tho application fee ha 










lot the results I seek oro 




moie about it." as if wc could not kn 






tit moral. Tho first three d 




stealing without joining the gang. 








o fifty dol- 


Let no man say either that I exag 




Bums^aid 


into Erordtfarfsc 


s that the 


can exaggerate the dangers or demeri 
secret orders. They are as much mor 


"w 


dtati? 


mLViU«u 3 rat , e°]y^aTe h 


md and re- 


more dangerous than thieves out of il 


Ihav 


This git 


ows that to-day tho Ins 


itutiona of 


shown that they contain all of popor 


y but ih 



pic can give, after paying their duca to these 
And if wo allow our people to bo taxed 

wuy without explaining to them what it 

10 aupport, nnd, after awhile ahall get 
9 to Christian pastors now I They prnc- 



I answer— Wc must servo God or Baal. Th. 

no neutrality possible, ifwo were baBoonoi_ 
I desire it. "For what fellowship hat)) light 
with darkness? or what agt 
temple of God with idols?' 

nd kingdom of ChrlBL Even the 
w understanding, if allied 
that adding 



i-ils which as Chr 



iGDtl, to their just rcsponsibi- 
•ek applied at the Coi 



c, declare dividend: 
it lodges, never ! Te 

l suppose thoy hav 

ough facts of these 
s outsiders, without 
ns, or even depend 



ardercd Morgan forrevc 
that they favor their me 
ood reason, hut solely I 



mow that Free Md 



thing?, a decided procre°Ea "'bu'i I .» '" °" 5 ' 
• <y I perceive « teinle»<-y lo Our. \-!^\' ; '■ 



EESSti.^"-*^ 

Jon' «L m t°ho "riln "ry S ^ifl £,°^ 
1 for eighteen h 



" And tho 


lixing-ftlielra, 










n the Christ 


ns of the east, v 




c.ui?e of thei 


degr ml nt ion, an 










"The vile- 






l.'h.;l,le,l wit 

md fn-.pie,, 


pompotti rltei n 




'wh.-re such 


















I propose t 


at wo request tl. 





I suggest that, in addition to tl 

ired and submitted by Dr. Turbot 

o Christian hndiei e.eiier:<lly, mir 

thai they cause anawera to be prepared n 

to oxegclical i|uosliona like tho fnllnni^ 



based on Dcul 








Cool!/ 


rti.igbtly 
8 LaSalU 


fter their dead 


Christ! 


' U gg«t l , g 


^tns 


rellgio 
which 


Of JCSUB 

delay hie 



hundred lodge, 
ibove fifty thou. 



a the 



J pulpit 



ghostly 



of oui 






■ monuments, 

ice handle trowel, lovi 
sorcery; and, like the J. 
t oT Sinai; having prat 



and : 






And can It he that we, descendant* of father 
o spurned priestly titles and vestments tha 



cation, 






gnlia, to the simple Christianity of tho Tesia- 
\t pof.tr y ; nnd those are, precisely, 
ito and make up a Masonic, Odd 
Good Templars' lodgo. And do 
id Imptementa of darkness ehango 






What we ct 



and ought to do about those 
I propose, in the flrat place, that 



letter of the vonei 

Jonas King, which Icltci 
paper Oct. 12, lactl, 









n «f ChrMa, 

and holding it 






(i. I propose that we, by vole, ndo 

lowing : 
li, :■>/,■,,{, Tl.nt in oui deliheialejiiil^ru 

L^tym tli.'enn^i- i..,,'..'.,! .h./'nl,', ,',. 
lent ill I'lytnoutli, tho plate on hI,I, 
uiie:. nfth.. Grand L .r P o of Mumiih 



» plat 



■ Kni 



The Rcpuhllea 
their amis. Ther 


3 of Spain arc rtmdfog-'h 


Dlaces. The gov 
generally loo stro 
smandsolfgover 
And the history o 


g for th.o inaurgeiits. RottiSD 
imor.t work pooH, t..eiti-i 



1370, and that $100,0 
tally to a sinking fun 
ncipal of the nationa 



ii (ha continuance 
I between the U. 

ilso that it goeaupoi tt' 



.lent allowance baa not bee 
ion and waste that is IILtl 
tally, from those biddm. il 



Edences. 

Tho Western coast or South Anuria tu 
sen fearfully shaken hy^arthquakes. 

Tho population of lonn is over a million. 

The Suez Canal la open. 

The American Bosrd of Foreign Msu'i* 
ivc recently held; their ttoth annirorsstt i" 
itlsbnrg, Pa. H wtt3 a raoetmg of grot b 
rest. Soma of tbe Presbyterian journals p^ 
)so now, that tho 0. S. and N. S. haro ustt^ 
their judicatorioe, lo adopl this Board la coo- 
Iher Evangolical denoiiiinatioo" u 






T «genc.i 



I'ro?ideut Grant has, by p roc 
LMi.liii November 18, to bo ol 
National Thanksgiving. 
The Dutch propose topumpi 
tho Luydcr Lee, aud Iranaforn 



and ground of opposition to allsubsti- 
for.andcountorfcltaof, the Christian re- tW * 

ligion. I here give gomo oxtracts from it : churches 
urning after Torty-five years ssrvlco of a, 1809, i 

the American Board shroud, thai holy maul 



'' P H.W.BR8WSTBF' 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, CHICAGO, NOVEMBER, 2, 1869. 



33 



that lately when in Ohio, he was tslkli>| 
bin cousin, wtio is a Mason, aad professor of 
physiology in a medical college, and who is also 
au influential rann,.and an officer in tlio Masoni 
lodge, and who yet admitted that the M.isoni 
society was the moat corrupt organization o 
earth, and he declared he was going to leave i 
and also admitted that there was no such thin 



Polygamy, Is right; slavery, is right ; idola' 
Ifl right, for all these have been supported i 
■"id then by good men. But realty these w 



light be expected from the roar 
of a Mason, who would naturally i 

s Masonic* friends and brothers, the reb- 
els, from the oporation of (be laws. Mr. Stan- 






It is no very pleasant reflection to men 
grity and independence or character, to t 
latthe great and important issues o( thee 
try might be controlled by the crank-turnii 
ifadepar 



; Tor: 






hicha 



obys 



dignity, and safety of ibo peoplo. 

selfish, shallow, Jesuitical principles th 
p Masonry ate wholly ini-wmpiiiibli: wi 1 



ROYAL ABOII ANTIMASOX. 
1Unsiikm>, Ohio, Sept. !i\ 1 



Is of others 1 



1 Hi 


ce all moro 


Rn 


TOR CtSOSDBK : 


»odi 


an, called of 


z 


) la r Sir,-by the politeness of a fric 
eived one number of Tim Ctnosurf 
r weeks ago. I immediately scot gl 


ror 


ersuaded by 


J 


a A. Cook, Ohlcogo, and iromediat 
ved several numbers of The Oiibistian 


OQ ( 




In 


rb. I road them ; sent, and gavo them 
nds to read, and, the leaven works * 
r counties in Ohio ; viz : Ashlond, \ 




olatry tight. 


Ei 


oi, and Richland. I received a few 



ign of tho Prince of 

■d. Surely tho end 
at outlay of means < 



I have * »,00 and five 



ect. When I think of the magnitude of this 


spurners 


f Cbr 


work of reform, and the few who actually come 






up to tho duties of self-denial, in facing the 


flLtud 
















religious journals which have tho boldness and 


iraposilio 


prao 


ndepsndonce to spenk out on all the " living 


largo, tha 


a that 


questions of the ago," and especially, on this 








that ston 




" Help Lord, for the godly mancoaseth i for the 










papers which «• have read so long, and with 


Christ to 


dwell 



. „ fn ., r 4 MINUTES 

^credulous, and it! falsity 



Aurora Christian 

CONVENTION. 




that !■ true. Wo think that a greater iwposi- enccd _ ' . Ilianoi. lor lha.1 Souator-Pomeroy, orauy 

tion could not bo Inflicted on the M. E. Church, As, then, we valuo the good order of society ° lh " ">•"■ " l ' l, " ,J ''"■■'- 1 ' ll - '• '1 •> - 

oron any other body of Christians, than to its freedom from fanaticism and secret te.ic nf ^•"'"^ "'' ".'^"'"''^.'J"'. '',','77 '■ r "'|- u '' 

<wons,flss\u i,ntn wi . Kit .ereiiKMiies, ^^^ MjJ |i( (U Sl . liplllf( , t „ „,, n i,l,or ''-'» t '»' , «*. •''" ,|1 ' , '"'<d tli« -n>. ;• ■ f . . 

lay the cornerstone of their house of workup. , . ,. ( r rivo i; lv ,. , n : v »ri. ■■ .1 . time sn<l the l T w, """ > """' l ,,M " " '■ t*ti<-, -. ... I . n «,.i 

It is n grand ytii.Tr.ingii! nu^i.'o ii. M.i^>inv. ■ ||( . , ;,,., „r , , n -en, >o ni> rmocci-.! pcrjosi-. 1 o v: " 1 " Tin- »pint In 



BLANK BOOKS. 



and Baalites, Pei 
d in their fellowsh 



build a house for God's 
? through Christ, then 
f Christ, and these r< 



aulhor'ri eminent ability, his long career ofj ttw * l0 ™ ro, |' to * " K°'P* • 

usefulness hia disinlercMcd labor for the good tuP »"'!"■ " ''- '■ *''' " ' 

of mankind, the fairness of tbla, Ms latest pet '"'''""i^ ■K^'dc' u^'V.''"-- 1' ' 

fnniinnrp for tlir- Kolfnte nf lacielv. mill his !['!'.. ..l ' ■'■ l' .-., .... it^i . i_._.V; 



ny theouthentio 
i and fort 



> siispicioo, cay nion 
d virtuous, the pati 
is of the coromuoilT. 



i .iiy ! Sond for Sample and Prices 

• rii ..i Blank Boobs, Bank Fass- 
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si:mi foe catalogue or books 

I'AIMvBS AM) TRACTS 



aionj, but of tho soni 'I 'i" 1 fflluabU fr-.iir it it _ , , , - - , 

«idub W , Light on Masonry and 

'°T."lZl7J^2Z^l°"Z Oddfellowship, 



iogm 


by all 


rcc Masons 


M'l'^p^' 


tfaero 


and to 


akc ranges,! 


■ v upon reci' 



ELDKB 

ouud, AIM, II.' 

jurdor of Morg 
auipbiet n ill be", 
■y ending yl.^>, 



Campaign Documents. 



CHRISTIAN BAPTISM, 



3-4 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, NOVEMBER 2, 1869. 






wore very toft 4nd low tad aot ■pekt-n wlthoui 
reflection. 

For ont moment ho loofcod his ltp» together 
till they looked like steel in their rigidity ; thei 



Uioiight of loving liiin even 

cheek to grow ashen and here; 

Ashoss,<r this Lie tnaouei 



and object of bis discussion, More thnr 
o the gontlo spirit of the young ChrislUr 
us if sho must give wny— that only help di 
; from the fomiain of life could suBtsir 
with firmness to resbl to the end of the in 



wi!l gli 



■ew and houvenlj faith, with its light shinini 

-he said, with a firmness worth; the martyrs c 
old— 



; "Now, girls, I have tot news for y 

The ppeakei was a ahowy girl, dresi 

height ol fashion. She w» just entorli 



" Whit is it, Ada *" cried ono nnd another 
"You'll never believe it; Lizzy Ashbiool 

>alf laughing reply. 
"Limy Ashbrook!" The girls repeated the 



>ith a strange admiring awo. But the hoBti- 



the 6rat time coldly, i 



tag a 



:.„],_,,, 



ironld hardly look at a person who was meanly 
"Her father an inQdel, too; what n 
" I heard that he turned herout of the hi 
There was a long ailenco. 






Her father had never been very loving to 
■Ightest gem ol his splendid home. She wa« 



K.fbinifelf"; she belonged to him. 



mbolie 






Tbe cousins made an early call on Lizzy, v 
and though thore was a purer expression on 

direeily of the new vows t he h»d taken u. 



opposii 



for Chi 

ith hprand she told the story calmly, re- 
Yes, sir"— a gleam of hope entered her 
■t ; ehe did not eipcct his approval, but she 
d not think be nilgai refuse to sanction thi. 



Ktly 1 



nge ii 



il for film, but hot 



Qfdtothe'sinfalnessolhialile.andbyb 
ig pillow he promised solemnly to give 1 
t to God. Her fiither, too, proud infii 

few to witness; she had given up all, . 
aolulely all for Christ, and in the I. at hour si 

; gate of heaven. And like one who, but t 
and trustingly donn the one step t 



8ib,ly swe-c 



she met him. Surely tbe voice that wa. 
[rnu.lo before, wb s l, e „cnl, in l« tone, 

-■ii^ih, lipt tlv, iiiiishiiij.'ly ho referred If 



she replied— " Georgo, pleaso don't treat it a 

a Christian ! Oh, George I" her clasped band 
■were laid upon one of bia, " I bavo only jus 

begun irTlive ! If you knew " 

The proud man sprung to his feet, almoe 



:wt your lot among these people, that for 
"I witf giro up -11 for Christ (" the 



of iges cleft foi 



i that which U called " speculative Mason- 

s, iaeven better than religion, Wbat fn- 
o'alamily la there. Mason or not, who 



i less In his thoughts u a young girl, wlillo i 



teaohingsof Masonry are otloutated to make 
ooe right (ha opposlta of this. They 



e. If the Uason outers tbe kingdom of 
>n, *■ a Uason, he must do It through 
jely truculent exercise of craft, guile, i 
'ss and sophistry, and not through t 



-en. Tho whole spirit of tl 



ight, with his robea'of office on, inoulcatii 
irccepts of Holy Writ— should then lay offb 



How child-like in simplicity 



lain on tho other, the flrrt aooms to ha' 

Ua?onic chaplain need not be a Ghrittino; the 
Christian chaplain may be a Mason. That i 



istcrs of Illinois are Musons. T 
i us that this ia the case? If il 
se ministers bo exposed before i 
light of Ohiistianity. Let th. 

;aper ol Masonic light in his h 






>oght, 



isiianity which protects men from mat 

Episcopal clergymen, as a body, would delibei 

ace, because, by so doing, they wou! 
iring contempt upon their religion an 
neinselves. St. Paul did fay it is true, tha 



<e men children of light lie first made him 

f however tho fact that a good many Epis 
at clergymen are Masons 1b not a mere ac 
ant, arising from the want of a proper train. 

and a thorough knonU'dgo of the Scripturei 
hey become Masnns, not by an accident dut 
gnorance and unfitness for their profession 

from policy and design ; if they really in 



table religion for Chrl 
ing men-then wo of 



iriiin^ II a sons. In rb? meantime, wo mi 
ind them that it is not Mammy th.it thi 
receive as a little child, but it Is Chr'utiamly 



EPISCOPALIAN. 



roe Mas 



Pledge; in 
t. George Stu 
r brod liconti, 



lly. His n if.. itaa an amiablo Christian woman, 

.ughier of Bartwell Thompson, who In 1833. 
moved to 8L Johns, N B. Mrs. Stuart in 
nsequoncoofalifa of hardship 
d grlsf, with all the nit, won biok* dawn, 



md was oonflood to her room, nndsrtbo wither-] 
ng stroke of gradual steady consumption. Ii 
lecame known to the neighbors that attended. 



.an saw that sho wis in a decline, and he was e 
lemberofSt. Andrews lodge, No. 331. in (In 
ounty ofRussol. I was then frequently in tin 
ompany of this dootir' and one day I asked him 
ow Mrs. Btuarl was. He told mo privately 



;hout all other comfort*. Ha swore 



ling early, 
„ Mm. Stunt 






When tbe names of the Jury were callet 
wy were nominated in public as though the 
ad not been appointed beforo, but it we-i a 

d again, and the unsu-pecfo? public, did n - 



Cynosure Tracts. 

NOW PUBLISHED. 

HISTORY OF MASONRY, 



This 



.. v.; it-. I 



* modern, ^ursi'ijiieuriuin-dk 
C and ON-CHRISTIAN CHARACTER 
LILTING AND BLASPHEMOUS OJ 
? FREE MASONRY, AS PROVED B\ 

-VN ORATORS AUTHORS AND HISTOIU 



MASONIC MURDER. 

rRev. J. R. BAian, ofPlensantville, Pa.. 
§2 00 per 1000, 20 els. per 100. 

MASONRY. 



phenomenon, Bis 



i ilu.r choice' of a lift cot 



Why am I Opposed to 
MASONEYP 

per. 100, BY OUR COURE Sl'OKDE 
' AXI'IMA-ONIi; ;{;jD DEfiREE." 



Extracts from Masonic 

Oaths and Penalties, as 

Sworn to by the 

' Grand Lodge of 

Rhode Island. 



Opinion of Free Masonry, 
(-1831.) 



Opinion of Free Masonry 
( 1832. ) 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, 

88 La Salle Street, 



n, I all th* dim oi assault! of I 



Light on Free Masonry, 



Inquiry to Free Masonry 



■ SI 20. S..,t ftoo of ( 



SECRET SOCIETIES. 

Bv Re T , DAVID Mac DILL, end Drs. E. 
BEKCUER and J. ULANCIURD, 

This Ian thorough 'anil discriminating dlsoua- 
mi of tho subject, JrlUCJi 40 oi*, 



CAMPAIGN DOCUMENTS. 

The Mystic Tie 
Free Masonry, 

A League with the DeviLI 

PRESENTED FOR EXAMINATION, 
PI' '"-I in the lrii.1 of PETER COOK <■>■< 

Coplca fii.OO. 

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ND TOE COSSTITDTION OF TDE 



Oinioscd (o Sccrnt Societies, Elc. 



SECEETISM: 



Safety of the State, 

new e vo. Pnmph1otof24jip. It trea 



Truths fcr the People. 
A Work for the Times. 

FREE MASONRY 

Shown t« be the idolatry of the Ninctcei 

si.l.-fv, tl>c (Ot! of Cli.i-liANiiv. I In: suiter 
(',>,! 1,11,0. lv. Ml.- M-M.:..n,-,l„l,|.- oooiui 

od, aud tho Relentless Enslaver ormsn. 
BY 

Mrs. Lucia C. Cook, 

UOE : Sinrjlo Copj 26;ets. S Copies |1. 

Finney on Masonry, " 

res'i Fiooev's 



lii- life HE SEKMS LIKE 
! 01 'T OF ETERNITY. 



ESS! ■ 



CHRISTIAN BAPTISM- 



. 






OPPOSED TO SECRET SOCIETIES. 



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CHICAGO, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1869. 



"ThTChristian Cynosure. 



FENCE, CONCLUDED. 

low following Ihc Dr.'s example am 






colly prompt Id gonorous relief, auoh as is not 
found elsenboro, not even in the Church of 
Christ Ho himself; in times of pestilonee has 
gone to his church for wntcbors and nurses and 
undertakers, hut " Ihy were a/mid of contagion." 
tie hoe then turned to hia Masonic brethren 



he contempt they justly foel for unworthy pro- 
esfora of Christ's religion, is any evidence ol 
beir orrn good estate. What then, are ye 
otter than they ? In no wise. They aro des- 
picable for allowing such supremo regard to 
heir own case and safety to control them when 

rholly transported them into perfect self for- 
getfulnces. But did your friend Mason do what 
d from regard to another's need and a 



■If and a certain pride of sell righteousness in 
sua maintaining the honor and superiority of 
be ancient order! If so, you also sacrifice to 

erily you bare your reward. 



>oru for Masonry ? 1701113 in fact 
om tbo earth 1 To our mind it is < 
• saying, that as Christ was not wis 
i devise, or powerful enough to ea 
'stom of means and agencies to f 



. Christian (!) Mason, tho chui 

approprinto work, therefore i 

employ soino other agency or U 



reams or Urira, I mmt therefore seek u 
that hath a familiar spirit; nnd ho did 
inswer from tho Witch of Endor. Will th 

rehafaiiurefor tho same reason, get any ni 
>rable answer than Saul did, bysubstttut 

ist proclaims hia church the light of 
Id, tlio salt of the oarth, and therefore 



Fellows. If we were to select the class 

lond of rain display in dress and of worldly!^ motivo right ; and if Masonr; 






hood. And how do they supply the lack of tl 

out of tho church unless they belong also to tl 
lodge, and the first care of every lodge is to kc 



ionl the quality and quantity of food, how 
vcr, to be determined by itself. Wo ore nol 
peaking in irony; but giving a true dellnoa 



ormously on costly edifices, decorations, c 

the sums bestowed upon their poor and afflii 
make a percentage of their income less tha 
fowler or a fisherman would spend for b 
These sre tho facts ; and is such an institul 
likely to eupply any lack ofbenovoienco to 



doing of more of tha right sort of deed* 

encouraged. We answer that if we would 
ow onrselvos and not be fatally self deceived, 
: must make sure of our motives; for the 
iral character of every act is wholly in the 

iLlvo and every system that inculcates falsi 



He docs know for " He lookoth not or 
ppearancc, but on the heart." 1 

of power. The most diseatcd action 
prompt and implicit obciiicu 



" Whosoever shall 



a loao hia reward." 



abOily topuniia," To 



(ngth of the cable-tow. 



ondcr the name of charity or bencvolen 




only an enlarged selfishness, shrewdly p 


Ovid 






"If. There is no heetowment of bounty 


Mhe 


tarriJUe of eolf, no imitation of tho Father 


oro 


Christ; and how Is this selfish nnd exo 




regard to a elan to promote universal be 


nevo 


lonceT or to raiso tho ehurch to an imilat 


ono 


a »lf lacrtfeing Savior? If fcrfiwftMb 


n th 


lodge make Christ and his benevolence 


the! 


model, tho glory of their bonovolenco b 


lon« 


not to the lodge, but to Christ; Christ 




teaches true benevolonee. Tho lodge tea 


ncs 


counterfeit charity ; its whole influence, 


here 



it pern 



better than liberty f Hath a natior 
forsaken their Gods T But my people havo for 
Jehovah t Aro therefore th< 
itions better than tho God 01 
Israel?. Tho heathen will do more for theii 

warm Christians 1 But is heathenism there 

n (liL'iLjiL-liestliatamount t< 

their children, their parents, theirwivos, them 

of the jungle; and is paganism there 
Btter than Christianity? No indeed 



not eipelled by the acknowledged presence 
lower oi Christ, If Masonry therefore wo: 



uch it Is. When it cj 
:ien limn Christianity do. 



sonod i 



iplement the work of the Church of < 
othe plains of Ono to bo beguiled an 









acted review. Dr. Cooper, like other Masons. 

> very nligimu. So near to Christianity that 
and inseparable Masonry la 

of the two. This, at least we think, is the 






r all tl 



nrofar 



lorality on earth. To us, thio from a pro- 
sesed minister of Christ Is most shocking. Wo 
uve no doubt that the very best righteousness 
ihich Masonry teaches or promotes is precisely 
' die fcewn of the Phoritm," a apirHof legality 
inking the outward life often beautiful in its 
aorality, Ua tithes and fasting.., and almsgiv- 






1 il.i 



if th* pride ofaelf righteousness and tho deceit 
Iness of vanity, hateful to God as tho putre 
:tion of a wbitcd sopulcher. Such right 



But what la tho legitimate Inference from 
Dr.'a adBlMloe that (ho pravaltise ef tl 



itjudgste, and to Bl« we l«vo 



WHOLE NUMBER 33 



;t their champloas, with brazen assura 
thai the great abject of their orgai 
is to supply the tutor lack ofbenevoh 
i part of tho churches. Now look at 
i of Christian benerolcnce, Tho chur 
[land; through tho Church, the Lon 

for the propagation^ the gospel, gavo hist 
■82,000,00; not for their own membei 

The churches of America throoah t 






nd happiness of all their aubjci 



all others. If then things arc candidly c 






Tho poordovoteo 



andoinnocontly; for in the fu 



^ own, his ohllds, his parents, upon tho bloody ^ ohrlatiRnUj f(>r , urlvurding t heir own craft; 
_ e altar of hia superstition. Men can do morathan aohame(j [hln thgJ M0 for using t l lfl ir oraft ii 



id is forced to admit the i-linrge>made against 
.by keeping its own month shut. Thus lago, 

phis own mouth with 1 lie- f^llnwii.y w.,r 
"Demand me ttoOiing. Whai you hit 

not*. From Mrs lime forth I ruvtr wil 









i the "brethren o 



brotherly work of putting 



iendthip, like that ol Masom 
,der which be sought the mc 
ro a Stab. How perfectly B 
dropping a handkerchief in t 
n order by I 












irlatlan purity. Ohrlillaolty 



lanlty ; on tho contrary, it is Masonry tht 
tends to bring Christianity into disrepute, Jul 
as did tho unmanly insinuations of lago th 
chastity of Dosdemona, whose vory purity h 
made use or to blacken, befoul, and doatro. 
her. Who of us acquainted with Christian 
light will over hcliovo that the Jugglery en. 



a facia ovldenco that tho accusation I, 



r days of the Republic, wo Jo n 






ie grounds of the White House; and finally 
lough not least, at the head of ten thousan. 



Though Christianity i: 



pic, Schuyler Colfai, Vice-President of t 
nlted States, making a prominent appearan, 
i a fellow member at a meeting of the Gra 

National Lodge of Odd Fellows In San F« 



iuii Hull my old lorm of n 



igion can do; and a V.ce- 
al position to give weight t 

■tould seriously ask a free pt 

they consider the growing influei 



u-.-l nii'J l.i-UI Im.'li |i'jlirical oliic, u In.- re 

cd, how can it be expected that we can 



uIiimvc cUtjuya, of duped a 



t by binding I 

ts, and conniving at pi 
erully. There is not a single 
p fur Masonry and ( 



,nsol and gold laeo that ho may put on, ca 
andor any secret society worthy of being eon 



Wo have previously called att 
of the peculiar and significative a> 
Commander of that latest form oft 



:cd and fifty years, 



isplay, or Fpercli-iiinkiiii; 






,.ntr>, nn.l though wo are 
S, yet, trusting in the jfasttot 






ON TUB SQUARE. 






"What aU.ud in your way'" Inquired 



,rry log just now: I've stayed from the 
>o long already. Good-by." 



" If yon would dio tbo doalh of 
umust live a Christian's life; 
and. 'When will yon ever hai 

'I don't know; I don t know," rejoined 

e. I seem to bare no time for anything. 



replied t 



ohelp myself. But I am 

•ou think. I really wish 



a children of Mormons. 



ul residence and a largo lot of land for 
Tbo Abyssinia™ have long been known 

avo recently given a new proof of their 

Subia/lba fur tno Ohbihu* •r.idiORi. 



•36 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, NOVEMBER 16, 



The Christian Cynosure. 



There will be ft meeting of tbo Exeoul 

Christians opposed to Secret Societies, on 
Friday, Nov. 19th, inst., at the Graosuu offi 
3 o'clock, r w. Let all who possibly c 

J. BLANCHARD, Cbairmnn. 



could sink eighteen 



econlinurd. Wo shrill therefore 



cived. That his mother wan a eeduoed 
at girl, and that not by Joseph her botrotkod I" 
" Then we hare a pretended prophet a. 

forth in iniquity, fornication, nud ndultoro 

ti system of purity which sends his 01 
r to hell for her fornifioation of which 



gregotion ofthe.Lord,' whose only a 



us aoon have Knoolnnd'a principle* 
religious paper for our children a* yours." 
Yelwcbavocarefullyobservcdlheeouri 

Indtpmdmt, and ire would sooner tako J 
ice for eternity than theirs.beoause wo i 

he above is ft piece of history. The/™ 



We met o. good brother from Dnylon at Mt 
remon, the other day- Be was of the " com 



,ian Church, and he thought we were toi 

lid and time houorcd rule ; can you hopi 
e It when your church has been corruptee 

e rule defied by tiie revuliitli-m^ts fou 



■ a theological Seminary in Chicago 
j ,. large Infusion of common eer.Ee. 
t», for instance, will play base ball, 



dents in the Congregational mid the > 

styled, between tbo free morel agei 
a original sinners I Tbo muscle and up 
a have been with the free moral agei 



to saw (and n saw horse is a vc 
table cross for a young minister) a 
xcteise at a ball club, lot ihcro bavo 

bio relaxation and sweat nnd nothing 

tin U no joke whether original or actual, 
bo U. 8. Senate Surely a Puritan ortho 



journeying* of late, wo have tried I 
a WO>IghtJ the relig-ous forces at wot 
leoplo of the United States. Wc ha* 



ked in on tbo " consecration" c 
t Episcopal Bishop for Nebraska - , 



■, of various easts sad denominations 

on, by tawing their fountains, 
ou. adventure* la thl, l,,.u, [r£jrf|] 
(to n-1 th.- most icmukablt. 



t dowc witb ono of the editors, with wh>m 
i liavo long had friendly relations, and whom 
3 love, as Chriit " looked upon and loved," 
e young man who forsook him and "wont 



U can believe I 






II that ; nnd can find comfort in those beliefs 
have no objection. I can fellowship you wb.il 

lea, I have honestly tried and cannot." 

Our reply was this: 

"liydear brother;" (for ho professes am 
ills himself a Christian.) '" If Christ was nc 



niilj c 



irally c 



ee Masonry is crippling mid .li^lnmi.; 

o following four proofs, viz : (1)— ftlmos 

eeMa.ou I. I Eve, j ..llc.npt to , evivi 
ad Puritan principles in this eountn 
i seized and squelched by Masons Mn 

:h l». ii.M.mvestl.e f.ict U.m iht Sfus 



(fact;) and (-l)ch.cny. the fact that an article 01 
Samuel Adams in the Ian January number o 

Oongregatimal Quarterly, omitted to stat. 

. Adaiua was an ami -Mason. Tho logical 



sadlb and depth of the 



iiich "somebody begat 



.publican." The following week ho roceii 
artain letters which led him (o write—" 

um (the secret ordcra) unless it becomes uoc 



lows of Congregational 
o a triumphal reeeptfoi 



Pilgrim Society," at once, 



.. ofKei 






ohsdp 



shed a card in which they posted us, fo 
toncc, as a liar or lunatic, witEout specifying 

If Dr. Doitcr'a charge of falsehood was tm 
'us; we ore not fit to be President of Who; 
m Collego ; if false, be It unlit to edit n r< 
ligious paper. 

We therefore wrote him at once (rolaining 

tod falsehood, before tho church to which h 



llio first step) brought us roliof." 



there every day. We therefor 
way left uBbnt to "tell it to the 
reby do. Dr. Dexter ha? 



'ges as with another untruth, omitting om 
e as a precaution; arid, this time, specifies 
tho falsehood. We had said that Mosc. 
Jargennt, 13 Cornhlll, wan a Free Mason; 
re wore told at Farmington, III., last May, 
ie was treasurer of a proposed Congregati 
•uL.lisl.iiii; h.mse. The charge that he is a 






erpshit ru'-.ifml of stcrcry with f/teloJijc. 
Not only so, but a respectable miuistc 
accesslul pastor in Massachusetts, told us that 

icasionnl supply-money, got through Ml 

»ni*« ministerial atoak-board ; that thi 

(now) Episcopal rector told him that Mr. Bai 

ant gave him the best paying churches t 

pply, because bolh ht and Sargcant vcre Mi. 

ason Mr. Sargeant will befriend you. 

i their pulpits through Masonic channels an 
r Masonic grips I Will Dr, Dexter dare den 



its East Geuc-ssee Conference lately p 
resolution disapproving ol FiveMiisunn 
strong terms, -Jrfwnw. 



i egregious fool." Wo bavo ti 



mchody's cars to tingle.— vim 



uii.leniiis or iindcrtuke:; I o ni^iie U|)im, « 

inn who sees profound wisdom where nothing 
nt folly exists, is a fool, and he who only pi 

tend the fundamental principle* ni Maponry, 
lie sense of the Bva, Is only to bo adepts 
ho mystio arts of seer.-cy and deception, 
ply to know the depths of Satan in palming off 
clCsbuesa for benevolence, counterfeit morali' 
nd religion for the true, and satau himself f 
r. angi-1 >pf light. An adept in the arte of vi 
My, may ha disposed to boast of nnilerslani 
ig tho fundamental prluaipjesby irii.lon rogu. 
p*r*to better than mi hone.t delsutlvt. Di 



ig." Tho simple truth is that Masons 
rally, even those of high degree do not u 
;and tho fondameuta! principles of Mai 



but what is written out in " Light on Mo 
' Tho only point, therefore, in which 

and current doings nnd purposes of the fralern: 
ty. Tbo actual purposes to which they are or 
plying their secrecy at tho present time, an 



f tho world but unlike ibe rest.: 
ndcr unnumbered oaths of sorvi: 
ie despotic and irresponsible p 



Syuodical moo 
1840, now twe 
Synod of Cincil 

(D.H.)a 
Bcman 
(Deecher) baa d 

,ddreb,ed 

mong tho 



1 Joirnal of this city, of Oct. 



(iiboniM by Masons as a body. 



lently intended to kill several 



ticket. That if " tlie shallow aspirant" wm 






him worthy of expulsion. Why 1 it oxj 
For, though Masonry is bound to ride 





'• J g 




slaver 


pusbod a 


ehraoaasGe 




b 


™SJ 


i:°2 


UK 


ssembly. 


ho verge ofn 


?! 


fleet of hia iudis 


""""• ,h °>- ™* ° b 


igod to 


i«i"'. c 


;;,''.;■ 


telsmeeiiog. 


*j.i 


Uason. Had th 


JtZ7lS™kt\ 


aaily as- 


rtem" 


tomptofl 

Uolj, fea 


o,,gb je.L/lo 


nod 



place for a blind, or whether they r 



s evidently intended lo accompli;-!* is, loivi'i 
og proof that Masonry has nothing to do wit 



ment thattheydoit 
od that the i 
pended upon by Ma- 



s the Barnacles?" Is ii 



only to dupe the simple 



through tho land ; has warred on tho American 
:orne Missionary Sooicty, which has hutched and 
ursed tho churches whoso funds ho lives on. 

out of order, and while I had tho floor, by leave 
modoralor and Synod; ho iindorloolc to 
forco of lungs. 



Iiora, Dr. N 
Iropt out O 



iparenlly, at heart, glad 



tian Prcsbytorian peoplo, who 
and spurned by Dr. Robert J 

S7-S; now, under weak loaders, 



r inferior leaders who have como ur 
[iially worldly and unscrupulous will 
with less of his mn»naniiniiy, am' 






:ugglcs lo got rid of, t 



, to go back : As so 




ie Synod of 






e, by its own 


(aa the men lifted 1 


msclfu 


Mairsbyhis 




ellate 


ourt ; aa God 


o work for such a" c 






at work. Tho Scot 




and Yankee 




. The 


quarrelled ; 


part; liTCd bo clc 


en ye 


rs; courted; 



issemfilici" are both ■ .1.1, nnd have 
hopes of children, with empty and hollo 
fessions ol love, these old spurks, will 

r will go to a cold and oi.lldleas bed. 
ie trouble is, that that General A< 
i unscriptural, human, man-contriv 
for governing Christ's Church, v 



aid the 



a hob. 



Even poor, old Dr. Cox got up and ! 

d about " Masonry," and how ho once 
.plienW v.-ith it, and lent his lungs to 



and Synod for their courtesy, and pooi 
Lathrop for his "patima" which sot the 
into a fit or good humored laughter, amid 

It is amazing— tho infutoatiou of those 
Here, where tho Morgan discussions, ov 

murder, treason, anti-Christ, anti-God and all 
goodness — yes, here I where tho men are 
e, whose souls were harrowed by tho di 



no of whom have slept 
rder; are so bliudedby 

they who could 



n so shorn, t 

have orried off the 

to shake thcni.-ehcs adal'or.'liiuo, 
strength departed. May God ItOe 
'Ie and holy beforo him. Aub.v. 






..!'.,.■■' II. H 






bs of Clovolnnd. Now, we are hero in a larf 

n style, with costly stained and ornanientc 

indowe. Right opposite, however, stands 

little old church which still bears tho marks. 

ay, p,iid their respects to tho Ohio an( 
J Society. It seoina like a perturbed 



tin the chair. The 



/.WA.«,..<7. 
iuff, food, t 
* C :<»t,j-n,- f , 



D. Pariah, sympathising will. Secretar7l7T" 
undertook to throw it out of the ho m J 
i.ical.tyl I moved that wo adopt th,i cl 
ution, and refer my amendaient , 
less committee; which prevailed, 
n.ttce (who were good men, thoush ■> 
a Mason) shrunk from reports 
e_ O fSeoretary 3 trieh,- a0 p p , m; 

Thej 

ported, nnd the house unanintoaalv 
resolution in this shape: 

" Whireaa, The freedmen aro, al 
oxposed lo be attracted by the se< 
monies, and showy parades of Pope 

members und ministers of our clii 

I moved to accept and adopt 






0. Howard. Tho aubjei 



Christianity m 
ism will e- 



s flash t 



Christianity, 
.orbing will these now missions ho, lb 
guard against letting go of thong 

into the well. 

tho evening Gen, 0. 0. Howard spoke g , 
erallyofthe work among the freedmen, ", 



i « L'rielie power in Gen. Mot 

t of tho lode-stouo. When he 



the house. All saw tho might, hand 
.ought of God in preparing lo meet i 
pation of the slaves, by ibo large, Catholic, 
id sound ideas of General Howard, and (hit 



ing held 


t parti 


gir 


tho 


...■anient n, 


in 


morning. 


No wo 


T j\ 


he" 


e.e all tilled 


Kill 


andjhe H 


olyGh 


ph! 


*z 


llj the folh> 


lag 


"Bow 

governmo 


dand 


g> 


cptt 


their nolio 
e church as 


tee 


"""Tho'k 


Son 


wh 


eh J 


sub Christ e 


.HI 




of th 




rid. 


Hut tho gr.- 












d covered t 




dom with 


a gigar 


son 


>z° 


"rlhJg." 


']"' 



thers, its he took a 



ardandgiv 
will bring forth 



polity ( Will thev b 


eak loose 


from 


and corrupting lai 


1 of Par' 




urn to the paths of 


elf-dctiia 




service of God r 






Tho sermon was" a 


.le and : 


ithf 


bo published. 


resolutio 


aa dr 



by act of God " 
Immediately I was vo 
;einber,"and accepted t 



ve a right lo dclibcrai 

vo no right to manul 
ints for God, without 









i brief papor to aive the Synod inforn 
;o Secret Socioties" Immediately thi 



ing and requested the b 



lavery ; we affectionately warn the ministers 
nd members of onr churches to shuu all these 
s belonging to ' tho rulers of tho darkness of 
his world.' " 

Secretary Strieby urged that the subject of 
ecrct societies should not bo presented. I asked 
im "whyf" "Because," ho said, "ho did 

Then," I replied, "you differ from Brother 
inney?" "Yes." "Well." I replied, "I 



irate fragment into a prison by il?elf.' 

r heart unto the Lord f Will they co, 
ut themselves loose from the dead, di 

lies, 'and depend for unity and a 
moral and spiritual forces of th 
nil tho Pre&yltrianf, Mttkodhu, 



igth «< 



■uth, enough to render one man's? l.h- ill... 
us, if only he will join tho movi-g host of I 



This gentleman, the new Chicago Sec 
ie Amerii'uii Missionary Association, w 
:t. Vernon anniversary, and contributed inurt 

his younger brother of Gen. 0. 0. Howi 



Hoe 






ponchruent in the Senate, but could 

r from final rejection In his own 
nuessee. Whether this last, aud i 
al defeat, resulted from an rfdhentofluWl] 



\\1> TIVMJMtV COM' 



andc 



nrrr" 



;urely bold. Its vaulting ambition 
eyes of the people and bronchi d°* 
upon tho order, or nt least drove It from siJ H 
Ldo it uceossary that it should beco" 
that its very existence should 1" 



hinh.- 



...fU,,-,.. 



iiuittee together. 
tho only way possible, as a: 









THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, CHICAGO, NOVEMBER, 16, 1869. 



37 



> memorandum of the " Olden Times, viz : 
.. Samuel 0. Pomcroy, United St.itesSena- 



sincere. Tbo ar 
even te.npcramo 



Leu. by the wholesale, together with i 
lionalcontof tarand feathers. We btv 
. seen Pomcroy laugh good-naturedly i 
f.,,.li ! ! 1 ne.« of the pfo.lnvery men, nml 



loading spirits in tho Good Templar enrcrprU- 
are Masone, aud High Masons too. And I ha* 
heard of these men, in their temperance le< 
Lures, making Iheir boost that Good Tenipla 



to tho Church. 
lip aid Free Ma 



; was for him t 

1I..HV .01.0 t. 



■'Captain, plaise sir, 



;ht in the home of his youth 
schooi or both, to look to- 
if Bethlehem," "tho bright 






; theology; also tbathe consented toi 
e ridiculous title of most Worshipful 
jster, &e. I supposed ovory body kne 

eted with Odd Fellowship. There ar. 



'to tbo 



"-".' 



Christian brethren, and among the 
ey will ever find friends. Ma; 
mplar lodges adopt tho same mi 






was to bo an anti-slavery meeting I 


a country 


pre 


tent lodges from being impose 


1 U| . 


il'rmi 


school liouBe, and that Pomcroy w« 






















.■nlmnr. 








rivate house, until wo have 




ded the 


mission, accomplished the dark do 












guilty soul bad concocted.and escape 






what analogy is there in 
























r of tho lodge is intended to 












members of the lodge. No or 












this secret signal, can he a 






quietly secured a strong cord and r 






worthy be may be as a goo 






damage sufficiently to enablo him t 




in- 








Tho cost day tbo harness was folly 






dwelling designed to keep ou 






a corupetant mechanic, and nothing 


mora was 




of the family? No, never. 




libers ol 



IwosRladtoVeolhocditotiaUtrlctt 



in F,m 
enough to 







■ ■i -in|. of both of which orders, I am 



hem from daikue<< to light, from error I 



tlonal ma,, fhonld seek. W 
ay hack into tbo dark agos 
svory system of falsehood Sal 



Worthy Grand Sire— Most 


WoHliy Grand 


Fatit- 


"ot.cked" brain 


Thus, butchering, o 


reh-wsMost Excellent Grn 


n,J IJigl.Pri™ 






acuity of deslruotivor 


e, higher than Christ. Cr. 


me, come, Fr 






nicoiiths will fill a bu 


t is too late in tbo day ft 




dodg. 






ng. Tho light is getting 


oo strong.— E 




1R. Sectotiom an 


XJ^LSS 










all the faculties of 






[Wilt 


mind, in childhood 




ir„rK.'rt. d .d'hi. 


bead silrerc 


"o".r 


should bo taught 


S y »S«.S"7n 












(hink the old pilgrim rcn 
aid. I wo9 telling him 


•«T to .top in 


; ud 


forthwith 




who! .., go 


V on 


HAr.DSl.AK. 


RiCE 4 " 1 ^* 01 



:new enough about Maso 



F their secret dens aud proclaiming upon the 



Rbt. J. Blasohard, Dear Bro:—l blesa God 

caught ui together at North Wienthnui 
;dound to the glory of God, and to the 



mbly of the State of Illinois, b; 
m ducriptwn of property, etc. ) ' 



latod only by properly educ 



nB^ondeoscd bla articles in 



oll,g„, 11, 


Ulgat 


nr .. >. 


the South 


si.br 

Ohloo 


gloal focti, wUloh 









icts, pamphlets, looks, i 






4. When secrctivencM is natural the oyc] 
ire half an inch apart, (varying alittlowith 
iiic of the eye,) when it is deficient tho oyo' 
ccodc, thus oxposing^ho^eye more, and gW 

■ t i. I i J - 'approach each other, thus closing 

fi. Excessive secret! reness also gives the o] 
•cry watchful look; and the moro you aoml 

0. When aecrctivenoas is In exac*£UJ« 
ndicatiou of strong animal 1 propensities, i 
reak moral faculties, and the exceptions 



IS; Free Masonry is organized in sanity ; an 
deed, all secret orders>re only tho result 
derangement of the brain. A man will I 









ust fighting his 
nd if he' was cas 






ivhicb they aro encompassed. A Night e 

greatly strengthened themselves within a 
years, and It needs no long experience to 






1 should act, lu view of a 



ould 



And whereas, during tho silouco of tho coun' 
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THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, CHICAGO, NOVEMBER, 16, 1869. 



'zX''*""" b - ? ° r '""""" 



d Ton arc « fool for 


beltCTID 


5 a word they 


j They know nollii 






hey do they ate perj 












ejodiced. If I o.oo 


ot belle 




e leadioe anti-Masons 


of inj 




r. l hi.°ioric*.nrth"c 


It^l 


p^riofhm«5 


aepehdci.ee, and If I 


reject a 


ti-Mnsonic hie 


ry, I mint reject n 


•olut.on 


ry history, to 


















ou may believe 


3?]">tatfV! 


you ha 
e lodRC 


c n mind lo, 
and know to 



ally when honest and 
read Light on Masonry 



■beylng their dicta implicitly, oven 1 
o the contrary. It is unworthy o 
ay nothing of the Lord's freemen 



suid tho preacher, " yon a: 
1 blind fold. There aro i 
aenry as Ton are fooled In 



end blindfold you 



Preacher— "Not y 
Young man— " Wh 



of criminal.,, murtlcr and 
and to extricate the Mason 
ighlor iwonj, will you then 



fecting myself— th 
tho expression of every iinful emotion; and 
advanced externally, but found mj 
t at rest. But, after thia peace or love 
entered into my soul, nolliing moved mo. 1 
very friend on earth should die, mj 
uld not bo effected. I had but one 
it: that God's will might bo done, 
I seemed to hove no will of my own. 1 could 
illy of the feelings of martyi 



, tor 



go i 






i anti-Masonry, and utterly refuse to intorn 

ei.cb.cr-" Have it your own way; I'm go 
u join (he lodge, anyhow, first chance. St 

I will go." Ilore, thought X, is a genuine 

,!, eondi.l-ilvs. tot the abominable ritcl 
enslaving obligations of the dark orders. 

ealunblo or worthless, for they can havi 
, is to be bad and retain their sou), theii 

they will. But no, they must commi 
soul, and body, blind anil bound Intothi 
keeping of an irresponsible despotism. Sucl 

nslaved. They arc tools of the same conceited 

Ml not come to mo that ye might have life, to: 
e hnvo loved darkness rallier than light, fron 
he perverse hopo of enjoying some sordid ad 
■antago in the darkness which the light will no 

uch fools ; they do his will spontaneously. I 
rould seeru thru Masons might do as they boas 
f doing with such silly ones, never invito then 
join the lodge ; and vet despite this boast 
hey are continually saying, to them as in thi 
■ase, " You ought to join tho lodge you will fici 
lotbing there objectionable, and it triloba sucl 
L benefit to you." " And ho goeth right afte 
them as an ox to the slaughter, and as a tool ti 
ction of tho stocks." But 0, how grca 




in.) niL-elf tliercby enlightened, etreiig' 
■uliject of luiirl holiness has been to n 
tot only heart-holiness, but a holy walk, a holy 



oflho doctrine of entire holin. 
'itedmlhUU/c.lMFeh™ 



opened to her my heart : I told her that I lived 
iiri.lulsi"! a hope i-f living abovu lhi= stale. 



urned to my Bible with new amotions. 
: saw and bolioved. I should havo said 
is soon as I believed that holiness was 

iatbly commenced 



med to n 

irist'aeakoi indued, I full, i 
I my r.wQ heart's emotionB 1 
ago of Paul and David. 01 



> life 



heaven but thoo ; and there isuono on enith 
;sirc beside thee.' The presence of Chri 
as as much of a reality as if bo had been 
io fleah, sitting on my side: and reading t' 
■ncious words which proceeded out of 1 
outb, I received them as fully as if I bad 
sard disown voice. My soul seemed complete!; 



I ha 



j this 



; Spirii'fi power on iny heart, pai 
ting homo the truths ot God's v. 
iv received a special raanifostatio 
■eality to my soul as the sunlighl 
It camo gently, yet powerful ond ore 



KuLrvi. 
>rd, but 



nighty r 



las pay out with qulW a display of liberalitj 
d though they are so great on seoreoy a* nt 
" let their left hand know what their rigt 

.n to Beershebn, asamostnotablolllustrotio 
the divine charity of the lodge. Wondoroi 
arity I The lodgo baa raised by its claim I 



rescntation. It hardly does justice to Mosonn 

ibb of bounty than the facta require. I thiol 
lany of them are kiod hearted and they en 
ourage (heir order for the sako of the relief i 

2nd M. 0, yes; individuals may do that 

They arc deceived and really believo tho boost 

g of diviuo charity of which thoy hcarso muc] 

benovolenee; and I aver it is not benevoloui 



Cynosure Tracts. 

NOW PUBLISHED. 

HISTORY OP MASONRY, 

By P. 



DERN and OBSCURE ORIGIX-DESPO 

TIO and UNCHRISTIAN CHARACTER, 

VOLTINO AND BLASPHEMOUS OATHS 

REE MASONRY, AS PROVED BY ITS 

ORATORS AUTHORS AND HISTORI 

ANS, 



MASONIC MURDER, 



MASONRY. 



a lodges? And do they 



Attending itself through al! my bodily fram 
I said, •Lord, I am thine, entirely thine. C 

come death, lam wholly eoneeeralcd to </W I 
seemed now to kuow what is inoant by the Holy 

This manifestation brought mo noarcr to God 
than over before. I could now say, Father, 
Abba, Father. I scorned joined to Christ ; the 






i fforf, prefetu&lf, had al 



in tho least object iouable, and hi 
earnestly advised me to join." 

his sleoTo, and lay aside your ov. 

led. But if they should lead tl 



"WehV'aaid tho young man, ' 


1 SUppoM 


the 


but Of til 


obllgat 


on and t 


ase of ministers is to help us to k 


.owledg- 






















ent opinions of our em. I ncv 












(tero to follow them implicily; 




ully 








ind candidly to note what they 


each, ■ bo 










ho scripturei ' and every other 












■ttfitaSlAJ^u^lB^ba 


1 1';-' ; ,'' 


t°t' 


Spirit of t I 


rho Spir 


-, ,-Vi 



intelligent fto.meo of ( 



c of those door son- 


intsof 


they belong to tho lodge. 


E"rr:£: 


.*:: 


IstM. Yes, that is tho 


laid aside all work, e 


xcopt- 


alive a claim to lodge rel 


ary and peculiarly p 






devoted ray time, fo 




by sharp business men, 


of the Bible. Icomn 










IstM. Why, yes. 


o times before I w 




2nd M. Do tho lodges 








, and cudeavoring 


ollnd 





alight of God's countenance, the (treat God 
ivo so often admired— even the light of Hi 



fCOIiLOQC* 



enovolenee among them. 

2nd It How can that bo t I. 
nancial operation based upon 
uranlating wealth for tho granduer of tl 
rderT And is a scheme of money makingf 
ne's own benefit, benevolent? 

1st M. Well, hardly ; but thay do aid ai 
ssiat needy members, their widows.and orplia 



c idea of a 









maimed, the deaf, tho 


blind, tho feeble, 






or visible moans of iivin 


g, nnd all whom a 


member mav chance not 


o fancy. No Insure 






After all some of this c 
















orfoilel and tho poor m 


an in passed by as 












ritaa to r.liavo. I 



1st M. Yes, I think I have ; 



back or oven all of it, recollect the 
land get nothing in this way 
e tho Masons did all this fc 



end? 



tM. la 



ffectafier bis death, and asked us to reft 

what they hud expended upon him. 

M. Indeed, that is a new feature ofch 

ty. Give from tho overflowings of benevolei 
ten send in their bill for the gift 1 Only 
io benevolence could be equal to such 

performance. Why did they not inform you< 
cessities whilo ho was living? Andcoul 
tho kindness he had shared ? Were tlw 
1 ho would cut down the bill or dividotl 

IstM. I do not know, 

•2nd M. Do you know he was destitute of 






iclty. They show a refined Chrisli; 
b can operate only to the benefit 
Ind in fact, not until the helpless ai 

and neglect, can society be regard' 



. Tho old, 



let young m 
rd heads of e 



iim awful oaths, tho character of which, air. 
dl true moral refinement in the bud at onc< 
^hoy have no more right to odmiiister thes 

■irtue of a young woman ; and the act is hard! 
Tow York city against gamblers, a set of mo 
lOpcK'M ruin. The work accomplished by tbi 



:iini.ilr,l by f.iitli, li.jp", anil clinriiy. 
the hardened characters wlio o; 



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WHOLE NUMBER 34 



The Christian Cynosure. 



Tim 






fllot, court opposition, or disregard the good 
will and favor of our tcllow men— no, no. Bui 
tlie favor of God is Infinitely better, nnd 



Christ's kingdom 



1 lo fill the earth. Ilia 
srod, nnd God's will to be 

ism, from tho Inquisition 
through them nil, are lobe 



or Christ's re.gn cannot come. 

This is the reason for our scTT-dcnying worl 
and conflict, and is it not a good onof Ft 
although Christ's reign in this world is to bo 
spiritual one, as we showed, yet it is lo be i-m 
just as real as ir bodily, and far more glorioti 
and soul satisfying. 



ds remarked, that all he could hope ic 
?scnpe the aggravated guilt of still further 
•clions of the gospel; if ho might but sinli 
rn at once to the world of despair. He was 
■n about, to pray for this, and was sinkiDi 
down despairing before God, when his eyf 



guage here used by the prophet, and so lnue 
relied on to prove a new physical world, ! 

s moral renovation. So tho Apostle says- 



rnlly [>] il icil, oil through scripture, in i 



iew heavens an-; a now earth," Ho ndds- 
e glad and rejoice forever in that which I 
or behold I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and 
,cr people « joy." That Is what he does — it 
iioral work. Indeed, let men bo morally 
lovated, and filled with love: and Christ, 



This is, in fact, Illustrated in the eiperienc. 

our own observation in our first mlssionar; 
year in Illinois. It was, that a man near 70 

then an old settler in the Slate. He had knowi 
and enjoyed hut little of gospel privileges. Ii 



ow country till they i 



course pointed him lo Christ and his salvotl 
for sinners. He ongorly drank In the tru 
which was evidently applied by tlio Holy Spit 
With great simplicity and ontlroncss, ho see 
cd to give himself up as a lost sinner, to Chr! 
Christ was his all. His pcaco flowed like 



ich his house stood. " Why !' 
oyes rcstod on them, « I used to 
s stood there for nothing but ji 



jailed this world 












at to^iimsel! ; and when his mind, under th 
ighloniogs of God's Spirit, took bold ii 

;ds try his own resources. He set about cor 
lions and duties, and especially dug dowi 
o the corruptions of his own heart to get a 



isked the stato of his mind, his empbalica.1 re 

And thus he continued, laboring nnd pryin, 

ecnied plunging down through thcin into the 
■cry darkness of the pit. 
ircd one night to his 
lown, and taking a eurv. 
is it wero, died within 



, ,-;,,.. 



after 



oMbq 



guilt 



■ filk'd 1 



ii;-. m .1 -uiil; -Hrr-ii.iii^ •' 
e gathered his family nb< 
praiso to God; and.aflo] 



■.ccn'.louiillT pauseil and surveyed the sccner 
ibout him. The world had become a new work 

inee the day before— all pure, and beautiTu! 
md glorious. Every flower and shrub, ever 
eaf, twig and tree, appeared to wear the ira 
,rcss ol God's presence, and lo be joining li 
.is praise. The light of the natural sun, seem 
id mingled with the seven-fold light from God' 

hrone. Earth had bocomo a heaven. 

It was the experience of the Ptalraist when h. 
:allcd upon the "sun and moon, tho stars o 

light, snow and vapors, mountains and all I ills 



od"-of dwelling in Christ and of being fllle. 
ith all the fullness of God in him. This mus 

blissful sympathy with heaven. 

later Christians have had the same es 
ce, us is often shown. 1'rosldent Et 
says, of a lady In Northampton—" Sh 

rom dny to day, of the glory of Christ an 



tes— "She often e: 



erer, 


Mm .bou 


him, 


.he e 


pieucd It, a 


thuth 


•Zm2 


»"l. 


01, c 


;Zf°Z 


Mo. 


The light 
eel, lu.lto 


''Ill 


jibtaj 


.ta°tbta 1 



ciami— " Wonderful ! wonderful! how glori 
oub— how new— how new I" Ho lay bolsterei 
"P on his pillow,, facing a little window (th. 
°oly one in tho houio) of four panes of glass, 






, of t 



God's Spirit, just as surely as thi 
it atmosphere would rush in ai 
uum. God's word is pledget 



saven, and the man would, therefore, be filh 
ith heavenly sympathies and joys. 
Now let the inner roan bo thus perfectly all 
Ood— wrapt up in his blissful, soul nhsorbii 



raited ««W Woul 



atstate,bo ready tooiclnim, as in theoulyli 
oge suited to the case, Wt are m anevvorldl 
ould not this be what we should/wJ, E( 
Z this language Iho natural, popular, rot 



i all i 



1 obje< 



demned and gloomy ; then tho world vithoi'l ji 
n Itself. The brightest morning will ho clad in 

dace, and their souls bo filk'd with bee 



within them; and then " holiuessato tbol.o 
ill be enstanipod on ovorytbiog;about th 
even to tho hells of the horses." The r 



atlon hero referred to. Thia is the 
internal requisite for it, naturally 
rily producing it. 



i after hearing and discussing tho reporl 

Itaoktd, That wo have heard with Inte: 
io above report, but as many of tho racm) 

publish It for the use and future consk 
ion of the Association. 
ISAAC CLARK, W. II lillKWPTHK. 



■cspecting tho OhrUtim Sabbath; Riligi. 
Feitivalt; and tho Writing* of Siocdtnbor 
Cflpectfully submitt tho following quolatic 



i.f tho sui.ii". 



nd the Decalogue," July 1, IE 
idltOf says of the Apostlo Paul : 

"Ho (Paul) contrasts the Dialogue ue 
bly with gospel truth." And further on 



True, tho 



. Tl..l»i-nml.,i>iii.la.Hl,i 



,i[j,]i]c simplicity of apparel. 



That tee max 

t.Ul J-.;%w-f> 



ight, iii duly, to bo perfectly and eor 
in it. Let that surrendering lo God which 
ikes place at conversion, he perfectly and 

r the man wholly In God's will, leadlog him lo 
raw his lifo only from Christ, and to givo hi 
;lf, In his whole being, entirely up to God, 









hat we thank God and take courage, i 
e has wrought In the overthrow oflega 
every in our land, and will do what « 
encourage and assist tho freed people t 
>or, to educate themselves, and obtni 

Ly of rights. 

J.H. CANFIELD, 
J. 0. MARTIN, 
R HOLBROOK, 
. T. W. DAVIS. Com. 



or— has at length hecomosatii 
o tho Woslcyans, ond to trei 



Christ crucified, shall arise and cast out 
>nry, or come out from the degenerated 
and rally under a banner that shall not dis- 
lt their claims of being the true followers 



"The 



AJva 



>ughoot makes the poiot that the Dccologu 



: (Set 



'Wet 



Julyl 



VI] I I 



istly more weight with our European popu- 
lar religious education, . . . that they 

hich is longer than tho part of our report we 
itond to devote lo it. We seek, too, byomit- 

istinctly, In simple unexaggorated fairness. 

mt the Deoalog'uo is not a living law ; a'nc 
.at our first and chief reliance, to doter met 
om the sins of theft, Sabbath breaking, otc, h 



iould still linger, whether this Is 
dng; it Is dispelled by anol 
d " The Gorman Element," (Joly 



ornal lifr— "If thou wilt onter into life, keep 



s whatever authority h 






teaching of Ohrlit, simple 



d a lawyer who "tempted him" by i 
•hat bo should "do to Inherit eternal 
What Is written in the law ?" And wh 
iwyor auswored by quoting the Doci 



If catling tho Decalogno " tho law," am 
ring that man, that ho should "live" if ho 
kept it, docs not mnko tbo Decalogue lai 



3. To correspond with tbo Advanc- 
Docaloguo ought to rood, Ye, Jt»i, must havo 
no gods but me. Ye, Jem mnst not kill. 
Jmtt must not steal, etc Whereas he 
stantly claimed to bo sole, nnd tho God 

\. If God has given a Sabbath law, th 



r Sunt 



right 



." This was their reply to his article en 
1 " Anlnfitkl Intuit." (See Advance, Joly 1 
) And if thero is no law of God in the 
tho Germans were right. German reason 
good as Dr. Patton's; and ofton better 
His whole argumoot against iho "indecency,' 

mngod, by making tho Germans, tho grea' 



ike out oitber of tho other niuo. Nay ho docs, 

hich tho other nine commands draw their 
reath. 
We conclude, therefore, that the Advance 



rightet 



andc 



lentsonly, i 
.a ploty by c, 



the ehentuuM which 

o to be profitable ; among which, anni' 

days of important religious events; and 
illy those connected with the life- of ' 
nay woll hold a leading placo." 



ranees" of tho Epis 
ipeech. But we a 






left* 



. The 



M sly* 



?yat«iuof theology may 
mpressivcly taught by a simple oommemor- 
n of the birth, tbo olroumcislon, tho baptism, 
temptation, tho transfiguration, the triumph, 
the deatji, tho ressurreclioo and the ascension 
Christ, and the outpouring of the Spirit; 
th, possibly one or two other events, sufflci- 
t to fill up the year, with monthly historic oo- 









milya 



■hildrcnf" (Advantc loader, Dec 
One can scarcely believe his c 



posed they did, all the mimio shows whic 
darkened ages, eclipsed faith, and destroy. 
iouU for ono thousand years r And are raai 

safer In one ago than in another* Or wi 
those " observances'" which cursed and final 
strangled the *' seven churches of Asia," " pp 

irony thing con eiceod such a theory, it 
putting that theory Into practice by hanging 
Christmas tree with nicknacks ; and dressin 
up a theological student fantastically to pe 
sooato " Santa Clause," alias St. Nicolas, oik 
"01dNic,"to teach Innocent young children 
aod babes, gratitude for the birth of Christ; by 
giving them prosoati in tho namo of his enemy 

.But. whatever may be thought of particula 
" observances," which use has made bmllior 
and, like all familiar things, whloh ore though 

sltlon to put a monthly, bark-mlll, annuo 
round of such festivals. Into our churches; car 
be scrioooly mode and put forth by our religl 
oos paper, and exclu no attention ; sorely 

tnooght try the anol ents, to Infllot on those whom 



tlon of tb 
himself has 


dmL 


ded 


in" 


Chr 


ibV 


which 


Mi, 


God I 






« 


fonn 


i P 


ofitabl 
d.by f 


we 


// Odd 


rypath 
;— Evil 


Spl 


ngs 


ids 
of 


Sw 


ennSp 






law tables sot for 



arousal, wo aro prepared to find him ndvo. 
ing concubinage, aod, what he calls scortall 

ovilish Imprudence of tho false prophets of all 
ges. This strange mortal tells us, on pog 
%3 of his nauseous work, already quoted, tlie 
U love oj kx, vilh lame, caunot, leithaut damagt 
! retrained from going; forth into fornication. 
Lftd on pages 367, and 360, ho teaches that fo 



ssed before. Talking with tbo bre 

taken," as they called it, (ailing, 
ing and sami-cousolous into tho arms o 

Pointing to tbo young soldier who was 

ptlsod, ho said, " Ho most likely will be I 
night; he was lost night" In my addi 
theiu ogaimt excili'iiien 1 



I luliuonco of our p. 
rolumci orSr/odonbor 






observance orChrii 
" This confession 
For such revolul 



lole aubjeet lo the |.ra-..-rl'ul ou 
our Churches. 

; respectfully submitted, 



I. BI.ANCn.\RI>) 
L GRANT (■ t 
.. BAILEY, J 



.IOLI, URANT f- Committee. 



weariedly ga 



ting, glad of a little 






ough. A cold snap had set in after many 

e high wind. I was far from well and turned 
entreat that the meeting mi K ht be poitpon- 
L "Chaplain," said tbo man, "it's ono ol 



I went ; but as I lost my way In the dor 
was some ten or fifteen minutes aft 

mo when I reached tho rude chapel ten 

ie rorvicoe had already begun. 



ellie 



LtltW 



mid com 



Hymns, and short ond pointed prayers sueeeei 






1 by those developments, even tho sub. 
led to high excitement, overmastering the 



lird ofthese men, my young friend an 
ist, lay on a soldier's bloody but. I 



I know many of these men; humble mm, it is 
ut those who did Intelligently, lovingly 






ation, tboogh frequently admonish- 

lenoetodoso. Finally resolving to 
he called upon her and found her 
nslantly divining the causo which 

1 your friendly notloo 0n 



The in 
oiplo neglect to do s 



majority of the professed t 

ii Palestine, wl'kli pi.ijin- 



Nothing bat leave.;! 



Nothing bat leaves N 



• Chrl 



30 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, CHICAGO, NOVEMBER, 30, 1869. 



The Christian Cynosure^ 



Id oor last numb 
They are friendly Ii 



ter, three months. His Lima is 
tbo Ex. CommiltCB await Borne 
labors. Bevoral letten have b< 

Dr. Pease, but be has omitted I 
either tho money or tbe Dimes. 

know. In such esses we have se 
and charged them to Dr. Pease. 



received aotice of Si 



registered letters, or, what is bette: 



ante nt Brush Point, Sycamore, Lisle, Whea- 

of Mr. J. E. Gates at Alden is under consider- 
ation to be filled If we can. 

These charges are made most frequently bj 
tboiewbogo nowhere ind at no pace In re- 
fatso religions, Mormon, llaaonlo, Chinese, etc, 
etc. " Tht tint* is eomt (Aal judgmtnt must be- 
gin at iht hou»i of Ood." Christ or Beal must 
and will soon bn recognized as tbe Ood of re- 

i The national movement has thus for jostled 

of it. The Ctfosuei dfetates to no minister, 
either his methods or his duties. It is not 
every good man's duty to do every good thing. 
Obadiah can feed tbe Lord's prophets In the 
civ: to which persecution drives them; and 
Joseph of Arimathea, a " disciple secretly for 
fear of tbe Jews," may boldly bag the body of 

editors who suppress intelligence and mutilate 
atrom orders, and yet say enough against them 



■ (he [Qarraon) Peace Canvention, Scpttmecr 

This is (or was) Mr. Garrison's idea of " radi- 

The good conietent and derout abolitionist 
Dr. B. P. Aytdtlottt, who was, about the time 
or tbo above uttcranco, high in the Episcopal 
Cburch, and President of Woodward College, 

pies and convictions; used, at that time, to 
say of Mr. Garrison;— " Whenever I resd any 
production from that gentleman, I «m always 

bolder, or the Lord Jesus Christ 1 

When this, and other good men resd Mr. 
Garrison's article in the fndipmdtnt, (Not. 11.) 



o drive the Bible from common schools, an. 
her. seize the taxes to support tbo acctarlai 

'ghts of aonscUnce I" 
2. To make out his case, he calls " eight 

rpel" though they voted with papists o 

unds lor priest-craft and despotslm, as 
mptstahsd donealioadylu New York, Nevada, 
nd Colorado I The merit ot those free 



a cheat I 
»ty, thai 

Catholics of Cincinnati, were to ob 
ling of tbe Douay Bible, how Ion, 



lerlcan slavery ; though an apostle of dil 
i divine, as well: as the resolution at th 



■y hrought upon him; though he also de 
ia bold advocacy of this Fupibh utu>ui|.i 



i than debating-clubs 



n common schools ! (Coilcg. 
ought to be equally liberal), and 
an education from the Christian 



e Catholic children? That Cathc 



.rgettopray Christ to attend that i 

Tut Executive- Commfat of The A'a/.< 

Rev. J. P. Stoddard of Bryon, 111., t( 



Stridor 



; (The Rockford), lately 



dit into "Tkt Chriitian Union" wbicl 
to edit, of course, as tbo. rival of Th* h 



r edited by Mi 

ird of Ike whole, 



re expected to pay two dollar 

:eory Ward Bcecher'a " books.' 
olumc bv Mrs. Sto«» aod Call 



Mr. Beecher preaches against etock gam 
ling, and compares tho stock-boards, to beci 
jbbing each other's nlvcs. Wbcrounto doe: 
c liken hia Masonic church and bis " ChristlaD 
nion." His Church is largely roado 



i, -'Printing,-' "Sibbath Schools etc., t 

eplonty orammunitionin theirwar on "Th 

Id, the flesh, and the devil ;" the three fo< 

of lifd eternal in man. Conference at* 



' G. G. Nickiy mu tltcUd biihop pro U 



, heai 



. Wbavsr(./M. TtLXov. if.) 



ioi» Bishop Weaver voted on tho mainquos 

for Dr. Bcrgcr, as editor of Tlie Tehscoj*; am 
ng, favored his boing put in to tdit tbi 
' editor; wc shall understand his stricture. 

on Reformers better. 

This from tho Bishop's article, wo liko :- 

■ our modern reformers are it. leaguo with Sa 

urch more like Christ, or more liko the world 

ilch way do thoy propose to lead r Ever 

I Chriititni knows that the general tendene; 

of the Cburch is toward this world ; but to bo 

omo Christ-like, requires a constant atrug 

lo. 



and was told by tlio editor that it n.us 
i for if inHorteti. And ordinary mission 



iuffrago, only about her place in tho household 
vhich, the writer contends, is " abtottite equality 

There is a lady in Du Page County Ills: th 

ind gentlemanly farmer. This lady insists o: 
.he following application o( Mrs. Hooker. 



:Tba 



dity of | 



, one-hall of tho prop- 



lelhorMrs. Hooker ln-r^ll', > 



In tho "Roport on The Advance 
de of this number, tho address 
Ttthrm,* is misplnecd by the lypoi 



k Missionary A. 



, 0., (Oct. 27.) by 






of Masonry, and to convince me that its boa 
is would gradually unfold to my view as I a 
■need, that I must brighten myself in the , c r ft fi 8 .raon, Jubcla, Jubclo, and Jubclum 
clures, by calling on bright brof " " 

was to receive it, that I would sd 
please mo in the sublime degree of Master Ua 
i, and when I took the the higher dec. 



ferenco of the Fre« Methodist Church 
both appointed delegates to the second 



l PROPOSED 



illy Masons, who stoutly d 



' My owi Adventures in iTo.ii 
n-oceeds as follows: 
In 1812 or 18, Preston on Me 

.„ rf „„n ih.Li Masonry was a s 



icntly visited by hia less enlighter 



jrso Masonicnlly with brother Boaz 



first obligation, and I had gone ns far i 
ally, repeating a few words at a tin* 
worshipful master, I hesitated and fe 

(Mnsonieally a gavel) across wj throi 



,ordsofthe penalty, viz: 
oots;" I then thought a 






Mason's word. It was woll k 



m," Grand Master Hi 
)' Holy of Holies,' to ol 



i ; but my point Is, to show that 












ar;....i-. ,..;..'..,, ,..',',." ' ■ 






.rough the in.portui.it 
iends. I have long V 
ractised by Masons to [ 






i taught Masons 



odyoflhe mud. loved and lamented D.raiu 
iMIT. So tho officiating Master takes hold of 
lie fingers of tbe right hand of niram, by the 

ore, and the flesh ol tho flngersof the dead body 
ipp off together. Uc then takes hold by the 
rip 'Fellow Craft,' winch is astronger hold, but 
las, there is tho same slip off I Then isnpplied, 

tr Mason's grip," and success is tho result I 



a trnst. These things surely are pre 
:b speedy downfall; an event that 



Corre sponde nce,* 



iced, especially ch-irvine 



pleasing; while by the religious 



,oroughly discuss 















ring about tho greater abomination 
:ed In the higher degrees; and I wi 



t was Kc-c'ne N. U.. some fort 
9 familiarly and long acquuinl 
, Priest, Rev. Mr. White, foi 

„!,.■> i.iin'ist.-r in WasliiiiKt.i.i 



n. n. 



■liiiini.-tiTiiig tho oath, 
'haptor, he used tho dodge 

probably others, because in the Roys 
degree, throe candidates arc admitted a 
,me time, nil yuUJ t^etl.er, or v.ilb th 

,.,,;.'. ll v„„.ih^e i,,rt apart. It is nc 



Abifl* the grand Irohiloct. These only " Uoi 
bad tho" Master Masena word." This " couldlkoly." 



Washiuglonian. 
Ho know lUUe about Free Miwourj, 
ought none of our present Bishops betoi 
the Maionic Institution. Uisliop Br 
nedtho Fraa Masons when lie nasi,. 

tin- Io.Il;-.-. This was more than twentj ; 



words) "When* God cunr^ 



wins a c tide entitled, "A cinliu 






y of the young and strong 



irno philo=ophy teaches n 



IVb&in'tV^hi'Kod^' h 






yon uVo b u"'- UTu ™£ori™f o £ffit<* I 
Yours, for tho y^JgSSW**' 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, NOVEMBER, 30, 1869. 



31 









irst of the Christian institutions of tl 
Those much calumniated inatitutio 
(Masonry and its imitations) have done mo 
o civilization of the world nnd t. 
ss ol society than all other menna col 
" (Arnold pp. 127. 128, 218.) Hence mm 
than Christ's church of course. "Tl 
t niyBteries (of Masonrj) realised tl 
"a church." Hone but tlu-jusl mi.1 virt 
re eligible to membership who wero tl 
and best of all countries, and cousli.uU 
;ient Pagan ceclesia or church." If oi 

speak, the church K assembly i 
ic mu good, a body competent to teat 

have Eo deplorably disturbed and t 

he church bis done) the holn.l,,- < 
, nnd love, and brotherhood." (Arnol 

1 How much hotter this'' fag, i.eh 



uig article by 
M.i,onr> ( 



■,-:, H.l.hl. 



■pablis 



1. It is a religious "I 
'■ light 'with dirkneM,'' "< 
bidden and abhorred of G 

i. It is professedly .idiili 



. Theot-lu.aUy,.' 



i only E 



e Webb p. 1C0.C 



le spurning the mediatorship of Christ, 
and pompously parades " Grand High 
of iu own, profanely conoccrated 



is of ihoae of whom 



il whence that gleaming is ; 



ight (moral, rcliglo 
Ind Masons, like I 
of light." Divine light is the gro 



Holy Spirit. Webb (p. 62) calls 



says, (p. 12) " Thither [i ... to heavcnjlho 



fa Christian Io«.V 

The mutual oaths of loyal men and traitors 
of Chriet's friends and enemies, to screen eaci 

above tho brotherly love of tho gospel. 

The » faith" of the Masonic " ladder" (Weill 
P 12) is not the Christian's trait in Chriat'i 
atoning love, but a base admission that there Si 



The 



1 (Jm 



o lodge i 



incied Masonic ladder," (Wei 
icdiating Christ, either at tl 

holy,"" " heavenly," and " t 



ladder" 



fl.ri: 



s and leorncd acribea of Chicago, Evanstou 
lover and Princeton. According to th. 

ancient dispensation— the antitype of Polo- 

in the Christian church. Hence a late Mi 
ic volume has for the 



rsof the Rhode Island lodge 
ulsory confession of their 
■lishodfJ. Q. A. tolls us) a de 



ahnents, they are exactly like Herod 
Aliment may in any case involve grot 
rhey positively bind a man to eon 
iry, every time he has knowledge of 
Mason'3 crime, (murder and treaso 



laid a Free Mason not long since, (mor 
lou 3 than wary) "I guess you would like 1 
,. Mason if you wero on trial for your life. 1 






The f 



:ion that ii just minded man ivould scorr 
:alty unworthy of his character. 

Among tho many regulations governi 
ronry. there is one which, nt first view, 
ieem to favor the objects of (lie Chri-t 
relation opposed to seeret societies. 



jenly in tho face, do. 



ing men who dosign fc 



k dodt 



itsiders Is to listen to him or to others who 
e initiated, while they pretend to tell who 
e tho object and spirit of their institution 
it wc learn nothing in this nay, for they at 
■end by solemn oaths to keep us in ignornnc 
their object and designs. Further on Mi 



ilui into which mil. Hie initinted i.iu 

a can look ; a place where words arc spoken 
iich aro not for the public ear. Thoro 

8 of oven the dearest friend is not pen 



Hartford Courant, that f 






::,■- 'iv 

1 Depart 

loublo wh 



l eolleeling the (50. 



. Pa. < 



Maso 






"Light is th> 
•sonic life," says a Mnsoni, 
Webb, (p. 31) "Were th. 



ked in by horrid oaths, 
•opt In a dark lantern 



,1 in their dealings with in.' 
iserved, and hypocritical j 

Sticklers for law when studying h 



"Truth, love, and s 



acli yo upon the hoi 



ight. neither coinoth to the light lost his MMI 
ihould be raproved. ("Discovered " is the morgi 
»l translation.) Dot he thatdooth truth comet! 

est that they aro wrought in God. John IS : 20- 
11. Woe unto them that put darkness for light 
md light for darkness. Isa. fi : 20, 
8. Tho Masonic religion is anti-Christian, be 



friends of tho system 






s the various form: 
. a l — Jewiah — Mohai 



i-i.'i,i' |if i-n.-cil.li'l l.hori' niini'tiT mid 

isciples of Christ who have been 
! by this anti-Christian power, i 



ead (I do not say Finney or Bernard only,) 

cd bv the grand high priests of Masonry, am 
ec what they say of their own religion. 
If it still be pleaded that verily, " Chris 

imagery," (Ezok. 8: 12) of tho " Knighti 

say, "II. 






v.lmi Mh.*-t 



. hnth Chri 

Hi light wit 



Wc are taught by the founder of our holy re 
gion, that we are to judge no man, hut that wi 
ra to know men by their fruits. What thet 
arkucss, underhanded covert dealing, am 
hat are double meanings, nnd confiisini 



ucb.ii 



.if.uit ,,r v 



s of a Masonic lodge. None 






liject of colleges, ovi 



any other worthy object. Every effort fo 
advancement of the cause of Christ, for tin 
ice and prosperity of society, and the 
a of man, can bo carried out far bet 
open, manly course, than by a sys 

any portion of the iuhnbilanUof our highly 



ind together by solemn oaths to keep secra 
rots of the society to whioh they belong 
t nightly meetings are conspiracies again? 
mturally inclined to hide from the poop! 



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tb* Publish or, 



a that 



e that they would o 
n the third place, s 



l the; 



aentsofo' 
■ut whatg 



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COMMUiNH'A Tins, 

, Hon, Esq.— Dear Sir : I r» 



Ale village in the land, bound together by 

o !„• mvcstig.-iU'd and understood. It is * 
,owor, well nigh invineible. If Its pur| 

now it, that ho may bo on his guard. 1 



<oYK\A.yr 



■out cruelties. Ireland furnish- 
nl) is crying rrom tho ground 
Il in boldly aborted that thoro 



Scatter the Documents. 









vent of Bologna whoso c 

Some forty years ago two you 
ly were placed in this 



c her repugnance to a 


conventual llfo, for 


LVoThaUhrnuns'dec! 


d acted with such 


d her in isolated par 


' r J!L^ 


er. Thoro she still is 




hvo near the convent 


onstanlly hear her 


Berlin, 3,000 persons 


iet and demanded 






cuts and tho oxpulsio 


of tho Jesuits. 






emauded. And to no o 


nntry in tho world 






and last plac 


0, I would 


say that I at 


prepa 














ngs Of c 


.ord Jesus Christ, that 


tho Grand A 


my oft 










that tho rr 








Hid (■i;:i.-lln; 


by sole 


oaths. Our S 




"Again, ye 


iave ben 


hat it hath 


jeon said 




old tin 


fbou shah n 








form unto lb 


no°t r aVil 


; neither by 


1 1 say ti 


t is God'a th 




,y the earth, 






cither by 


arusalem, fo 




ity of the 


great Kin 


j. Neither 


halt th 






ubjoet in the light of reason and rcvcln 



r Crsoscns— ii |.iprr "id" 
I ','.. ■ -.■:: plei - ■. !.i,. 



Scvlto aiiniif,plior'u'eonvulsioni, whose eU'ei 
ill be felt more or less over tho whole work 
o now fortold for November 6. 



fa tumultuous people. In tho fneo of al 



s of the chapter boose— "v 
Tho twelve apostles," ans' 
ngdoan. "Tako them dowi 



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cUiofibcmigbiyi; 
o peacefully repoilns 



There, £lMm \~ cow L-ll.nc will. Jolio- 
eaus, and Michael, about making and peo- 
pling tbo cnrth. lie sends these three divini- 



amino, and retu 
tbo thicc going 



•ough the 
tin; sumo 



tro thou led off" by tiro's 
lilohim, which, by moa 
Inestn boxep, id ruado ti 



:d, strolling as if la Pai 



venging the death of Smith, and re- 
Lbo persecution df the saints, to do all 

baffle its design* and fust rate its intontions; to 

in. If unable to do anything thomselTOB to- 
irds tbo accomplishment of theao objools, 

irscry; impress it upon tbem from tho death- 
bod, and entail it upon them as n legacy. Thoj 
make It the ono loading idoo and sacred 
duty of tboir lives; bo that the Kingdom oi 
God and his Christ (viz: tbo Mormon ehurcl 
and priesthood) "may sobdno nil other king 
and All the nholo earth." Curscithc 
frightlul; penalties the 



Molchisedeo priesthood is ndminidored. 
Tbo recipients aro now ohildrcn of God, i 
in approach him n!> children, and have o 
i learn how to proy. They aro told that tl 
dies aro on tho -wrong shouldor, and as a t 
entire depondeneo on tho priesthood, the 
bating priests set their robes aright. ' 



j by n Mormor 
mt cotiplu to 
n tcraptlng, t 



nucallng, creeps away on hii 
nrc now supposed to bo ao 

; higher jwrr, and the ostab 
y ia of nmnll consequence; 



iivsTt:iLsi:--. 



tho mere admnM;;^ < ' 
bood; it receives him a 



it from on high.' 
i book; and tbo 



ud all Is noiseless a 



s thot 



tabtis 



ioieteted to tho ( 






chiof of 

ntroduocd women into 
t association, ono as wi' 
■beccas; and now they ni 









«, standing in n, oir-cio, si 



uitod by a 



Wblla li this position, ono who is pi 

hie right knee, takes hold of the hand of ouo 
,ding brcthrou, thos completing tho c 
clo, and prays slowly, all repeating his woi 
et in a circlo (they ( 
taught) and to solemnise their thoughts by i 

realize their obligations of repealing all the 
frrmula of sign, token, key-word, and pi 
in Ibis mystoriou 
•aendabristio term 
call down from Heaven an immediate i 



rayer, 1 



f flndln 



hat of Masonry. It is an ° 



:tion, and wilh the grips, signs, s; 
, of Masonry. To Brigham Toung 
est is this system chiefly due. 



ndlcate tho authority of tbo United ! 
jr Vioo-Presidcnt, Schnylor Colfax 
s ippoaranco there, and in ouo of L 
rly fmooth, oily speeches, throws .< 



firiRlm 



Tbo 



brotherly lo 
chiefs of mi 



f Morr, 



friends. Is it Kkalj that 

>, charity, and all. 

quarrel very fiercely? Can 

collier beading a column of 



lr!,:ii 






anothe 






'■ [w>- 



curing to society its rights, is altogether 

and futile pretention, oven if it is not f 

;ned to bo. One secret society b.is no 



ioty from tho hai 
I boa been tried, 1 



i of ( 



ouliar favor in tho eyes of God. Those ciroh 

Twelve Apostles often meot overy day in this" 
ruannor, and for this object. Standing thus 
entwined, tbo officiating priest praya, and the 
initiated, follow after, repeating his word?, 
calling on God (o bless or curso, accordingly 
as they obey or neglect tho covenants which 
they hnvo raado. They then become brethren, 
members of tho holy orders of God's priesthood ; 
admitted to full participation in tha privileges 
of the fraternity; recognising each other read- 
ily ; constantly wearing tho under garmont as 
protector and remembrancer ; bound to each 






by t 






ii-.-J ■ 



1 oaths. 



perhaps the *h 
the dull splash 



bathing tub of t-ep 



righteousness) ai 



lund tl 



ralat. 



ofwhlMsilhorllnou, with an 

yard nflioen, and gathered In 

rte head, aooks, and white 

«l>o*» cumplate tha eqnlpmont. 

^Mlo lh!i drawing Is going 





'",'','.,' 


nWonrarfo 

iltallonflglrai 

nan adj. (ring 


posit 
anob 



theso Mormon mj 

phemy and farco, 

,ff largely plagin 



o ceremony of Ibitii 



whoJ'.' iidieulous ritual ol 
od from Masonry, fti 



a Odd Fellowship, Kin Klux gangs, Knights' 
the Golden Cirelo etc. Tho whole affair is 
ng, like them, constantly amended and cor- 

;e, Yice-rrcsidont Colfax, J. Fletcher, Bren- 
i, and others; and one of the high priests 



tt of tho ignorant and deluded rank ai 

a religion and morality, and destroy I 

mere political partisan may Start at it 
icorocnt; but lot him remember th 
Burr and John C. Drcckonridgc on 
mylor Colfax; both of tl 






1 troth of 

lious conspiracies ngains 
Masonry and Odd Fellow 
nights' of the Golden Cir 



ts bea 


rings. The 




tional 


Ohrla 


tiono 


pposcd to 




t soo 


otlcs 1 


rganu 


ed ono m 


ll.L-l 


• ,li ■ 


BL 


VIC 










Inl 


67, the TJ 






Oov 




y of some 




D thousnud m 


But as 


polygamy 


Uy 


the c 


by tt 


other 


and as th 


b Govern* 




tore i 


nder thee 


ontr 


Dloftl 


e Blav 



.....mph.r 



.attors and reader thom won 
bio for ono secret society to 
icrct society in favor of good 
y. Thoy will ever be found, 
aerating together to the ii 
iorality, and civilization. 
Did Ylce-ProssdentColf.ix never reflccr, than 
i the head of a great eecrct society, he stands 
rocisoly on the same ground that Brigham 
Young stands, and that therefore his moral in. 



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women, wo did no 


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Extracts from Masonic 

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Opinion of Free Masonry, 



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WHOLE NUMBER 35 



The Christian Cynosure. 



p.n-lry, unless it is so you can't help 



I just as good as I 1.,» o of the Uason; 
would it sound to eny— Sacred 






organ Tra 



peared to be utterly Mtn„W, d that 
should speak disrespectfully ...fM,-.^ 



artfully taught to speak and 
without knowing why or 
might hhva beeu told, pcrha; 









e Masons; but in reality 



"lly 1b a mere sham ; It IB all BOlflshnes 






hercio developed — wo can give them tho oj 



mly atood high as the Gov, 









ieir being eitenaively oir 

ruple justice to Masonry 









ry freeman, of subjecting it to the test ol 
ruth and fair argument,— iully penooded thai 






trdlj h 



•poso, I cheerfully leave (or tho J 



It too plainly told rae thai I had Itiri 

t of animosity which I could never e 

Men, indeed, who had long beer 

i, and had freely accorded to nic 



) nsrton lament 1 
iented an eihibit 



romotcd by it. 



1 of the I'Mie mind Lot 



i by tho Fraternity, that th 



Inpatient and cmdid pt 
The BUbjeot of Masonic 



mght w be thorough 
understood. While 
clusively to this top 
een unmindful thai 
d With the conlro- 
tereat. Inthiallgkl 



nee (with tome boi 
pt ons) of the Masonic fraternity. No man, 

WTWti;' the Ott&tufom of Fru ' Matonry.- 

\ regard to every such man, Masonry in 

Blantly becomes political, whatever It mlgh 

principle, of Masonry. Tf* wliMion musf no 
6, enm.W i and th. .nan who arraigna it at th, 



ind it is the more fearfully so, beeauai 

ideal Anti Masonry (and that there ar 
nvirnption. They will noither give up 1 












Masonry having, by an u 



!!■' '1'Ztil 


.11; cut 


upon them, by 


tf ;:." 


"Pi 


founded. I in 

oiib public to 

WM. 'SLADE. 


mr,J«Ij 


"■ Mi " 





.utterly unconscious ll 
b grave assumptions h 

■u and heavenly ori 



posed there could bo any mistake, any hypoc 






f the order, of which Uasouk- uuthori 



.H, .*,; 



Ul.,1, 









ian Church. Th, 






ioty ia to degeneracy 



ought to join the lodge, it would 



nobody I" Aklr. 
"(Vim-ma/ Broth- 






c evening, tho conversation turned on aecn 
cietics. Do aaid, ho had belonged to the M 

i could spoak from experience. Said ho- 
rho Institution is a good one for tho purpo; 

g among strangers, he might got help, wht 



lout It ; 

main around borne, it ia of no use to him. 
lodge whero I joined in Pennsylvania, (ho 

had a pleasant lodge ; but here in the 1 



lany of tho bout men ore leaving tho lodges.' 
spoke of tho claim mMi; by their authors am 
ucturcrfl that il waa a Ohmtian riligiou* iuati 






i Mason over fifty years, has toll 
tho morning dtyaq | LI GUT- 






RlV. r. A. Hint,— Dtar Sir:- 
>0t readers would be plcss«d to ttei 
iendB(erroneooBly called Quakers) a, 
r the Spirit "to testify io regard tc 












plainly declared, that • No man ligbiolh a cun 
jeer*, and other concerned Friends, aro encour- 



Mn,, 



'. 0,( 



Medina 
In. Ezra A. Cook: 
ZWtfV.-EncloBcdploMo find *3 for the 

VN..BU.B, wlueli send as directed. "' 
This last person named, is a Bo n of mine, 
ho is n Ma»on. I am not auro that lie ditto 



JoA for 



Thirty yeart ago we supposed that Mason, 
as dead, and burled out of sight. But, ala 
.me of us have been awakened too late to ».. 



,d I hopo you may hoar from aomoat least, 
by way orthelrsubaoriptlnn for it. InUo look 
71nDoy/l hook on Masonry, which was eagerly 
cod by some, and! left it in the hands of a 
riend, with the assurance that many more 
'ould road it, While- in Kansas, I saw that 
ho Masons had determined to offer a saorifico 

uman freedom—of light and truth (Senator 
'omoroy) must die. That tolling speceh In 



ieuoes of those who 

>y's case is disposed 
lierges to ho brought 

etims, (hit of itsolf, 



of all good poople. Agal 



by they are brought against him, by those 
ory men who were once his friends. They need 
light, and would to God, that the Cr-<osuRic 



o flight r "" 

Light and Truth. 

SAMUEi HALE. 



concealment. The Divine Master Himself hut Ttltioopt. 



er Conference of the United Bre 
irch in Indiana, in expelling membe 
-formity to the General GooJiarenci 



That the action of tho oinferences in ex- 



lolf friendly 



33 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, DECEMBER, H, 1869. 



Thg Christian Cynosure. 






Thii 



boldly a 



some oihcr editors of religious papers, back 
down from bis beginnings, or meanly sneak in- 
to a pretended neutrality between the Lodge 



of American Editors. 
Wo were lately at his bouse, where w 

himself, wife, children ; and, not least, his good 



Baplis 






Christians who can took life's difficulties calmly 
in the face. Hor bod, the Editor, was b 
New Jersey, but, has spent bis life, lb 



of that paper. A great Spirit never forget! 
those who were friends in life's early struggles 
itfr. Jofoaon, In his Standard, heralded tbi 



j to the innli.' When Unitarians, like Dr. 
ws, begin to feel, like blind Simpson 

have been bound ; It will not do for Evan 
a] iron, like children at piny, to take holt 



And if the former, 



it practical. Will 
rally ao practical tl 

and catch-polo)^ n 






oy, they are the same. So the leading j 
pies, and policy of the Templars, ore • 
from those of Masonry, word for word. 
reason given Jor their organization is— 
necessity of combining total abstinence, 
the permanency of lire-pledges and the s 
er obligations of fraternity, Bewwlmet 
Morality:' Well—" life-pledges," with tl 



nowledgc an Almighty f 



eloquent Apollc 
Brfoetly even by 



j's theory of the right. 



ntiouftlists,ProBbTtiorians,(Old and New,) Epi 
opalians, Lutherans, German Reformed, Met 



their Brothei 
mplars Lodgi 









i, is implied, just as Masons do 
to acknowledge an Almighty 



in— was taken and concocted froi 






as the 



1, Tor 



plar (whether he knows it or not) is, as wesaK 
i Arch Mason, with a Temperance cloak 01 
Then— as to the forms of the Templar's " lif 

pledges " or oaths, they are of course a Masoni 






iius, his love for 
flushing from 



His house, his bead, and bis I 



[place of meeting, is called "Tbc Temple 
of Honor, we suppose that H.ay plalgt, or s» 
a their secrets and shield each othc 



:als," probably au oath 
is any other. So 



Bat 



nited 



"The successful and joyful complel 
e formal reunion of the Old and New 

all Christian pooplft."— Button O 



rily of the Bible in church go* 
us what special joyfulnoss i 



it great r,ii(«/Body do for the counti 
slavery? Does the editor propose 

e New England churches over to ce 



ut 


ursho 


Idem to 






t. Slavery 


1st. 


-'""' ' 


e Negro', o 


T 




t I.I.IOIT « 






.hi 


dsofta 


.•J, Hum,. 




an of the "dark 










a from 




'!■ 


telly 


od er.fir it 



int yout time, your strength, your energ; 
mr education, yourselves, for Him wh 
■pared not his own Son for you." Is your al 

o you say, "To what purpose Is this waste 
tk Mary how much she wasted ; ask Moi e 
bother he regrets his choice ; ask the Apo; 
e to the Gentiles whether ho made a mlstak 
■hen ho said, "This one thing I do ;" ask th 
weet Psalmist of Israel, "What shall I rendu 

ill! not bo long enough to gwe the answer. - 



:bool of God's own 



OJ moro readily to 



Remember, that only 



rganized secrecy; and t 


athu 


idtedB of 


andsof our countryme 




really lo 


rty as well as wo do ou 






ho most profound ignora 


neon 


on this so 








ght shine? 






It is well for us to praj 







!.. r [],r.-, ni 






.hough figuratively 
Imbs of Christ must 
■ORetber, and they w 



jese thoughts, you i 



house, and bolting 
rcular skylight, in i 






J inherently noble; 
Mr. Tilton; tbesc m 



Tilton baa studied theological 
i would study diamonds on the Gu| 



ordinary clothing, even, as the liver 
ry: So Mr Tilton in bis zeal against 
and inhuman "dogma?," in men wl; 
bad no pity fur the slave, has dec 
Church the "Body or Christ," of her 
usl and doctrinal drapery; scarce lo 

and thertfort spake. 

Mr- Tilton ulmw.1 seems to speak , 



cept for religion, tlocti 



id in the Pittsburgh Platform, and fen/ 

and faithfully apply it. This alone wll 

gradual passim Hate us together and bring lb. 



QUESTIONS PROPOSED. 

[ \.i,ig,ve us a llttlo light on the folloi 



al Account of the United States," in whiol 
hington— after declaring " The unity o 



odepeodence- 


nd stating that 


V7HB1TON 


of the poieer, 


nd right of the 


The Trustees 


Dllsh governme 


at, presupposes 


Miss Laura, R. 

this Institution. 


ent"-goes on 


and flays-" All 


at Mt. Holyokc 






ut he says tbey art absolutely datruetitt, i 
f fatal tendency. And then to clinch t 

Bsoelations of tbo above description, may n 
nd then answer popular cndB(temperanceic-) 

j become potent engines, by which cunning, 

jmiiwfthc power of the people, and 
} themselves the reins of government, dj 

ig afterwards the very engines whi.-li 






i thai Washington spok 



■ prin,,[.U~ But.fincon 

tlgtlih,! Ml1,OI,?. ii'-.t PWlL 

t .,:',i".--...il- l>ound by fa 



rRead E. i 




PHILADGLPI1IA 









nted by a member of the 
sympathy with the objei 



others, they were unanimously adopted; 

progress throughout this country; 

,!ved, That in onr judgment the til 
. for the friends of light and libe 

te«ify publicly aga n-i the W'':^ 



o good or tliey may bi 






ircti which thoy are not required to divulge 
.0 the world. And no man is reqali 
nako known to others all that ho h 
nay know. Nor' finally, Is the n'ues 

:ompllsb some good. Great good sometimes 
■csulta from actsand agencies in themselves iai- 
noral and wicked. Judas wickedly betrayed 

Inito f*ood to the world. 



met their business. In short, d 
peculiar element in which they 
nin results of their action are thi 
public view, the agencies employed 



This subject is especially importan 

griMily MMilli|i|ii'd in the laud. Wo I 



, that the principle of curiosity I 
■ot societies so strongly appeal, 



ide by . 



lent and usefulness! 
What is the testimony of facts? Are tin 
members of BCcret societies any more enlighl 
.od, cultivated, benevolent or useful tfau 
hor men? Secret societies have certainl 
listed long enough lo reveal such happy effect 

forts for civilizing and Cliriuiiiini/iiin Ih. 
orld, ever originated In or been extensive! 
romoted by them? Temperance is a virtue 

m ? Has it any stronger bold upoe tti< 
hearts of men, than It it bad 
placed upon O] 



motin, 






i..'jJ> fi.ri-i.l 



power by a re 
:o produce good moral results. 
T, as lo render it needful for me 



promptly at the opening of the wint 



llJSt ItlBKltS. 



It must now he evident to all of you tba 
ree Masonry is Ihe great enemy of Christian 

en could possibly adhere to such a despotic 



tfwXV'That in t 









ii* freedom of elections, 

Raolvtd, That in the 



I Reformed Prcsbyt 

"-,,, ,!„■. r-llowing resolu- 



).IVa-.\ Ml 
,„1 work -f 
All...,, llppo- 



I Smaisn Aiteal— 0, Christians! Christ 

I I The Bridegroom is coming, the Judg 
it the door ! Will you show him yonr at 

ir costly jewels, your wcll-lllled coffers a u 



icltly invites them to weigh 



vously misnamed. The. 



jnwkolcsonio, Inordinate, and periiinuus 
Such a parly as that, given by a protni- 
Jew-England representative In Washiog- 
.st winter, when, after the usual gayetloi 
asting and drinking bad extended lu uf 



Nay, wc>eliove the down right butcher/ I 
s ; all-night party at the Metropolis. Tot I 



rould naturally oxoite t 
more ready they are to a 






y a* a ,»«. of pU*M 
iate for pleasure and ir: 



rtained, but 

f th.-ni-L-lv.-- 



'. hilarity, sportiveness, Is a gospel duly. *»* 
takes of onr age and country, that 



indifferent, these are not amusem 
abuses, by which, in the false g 1 
. ment, body -and soul 



b ■ -,.,111' 

,geJ, -I"""'" 



.n have no inl 

lent feeling. M 

: vail of aecrc 



t put in jeopardy. Towards alt thiW »0 ^ 

it one simplo duty. Touch noi, 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, DECEMBER, H, 1869. 



34 



WINTBB. 

UI ...TTo^r,,.. 



U-todcoagHt 


,■ i.okllLe liulruah-topB. 








































n,ib,ci<ini>n 


a.n,oIll,.[r,i.l. 


Com 


spondence. 



taper, lite CtnoaraiTuul am itrj much pto< 



e.enifit overthrow the Me 


iodise Church in 


Carson replied—" Too lie," etc. At tl 


its downfall. 






"I bid you God speed m 


our noble work. ' 


fight, but only passed a few words, and tb 


J M. Donaldson writes: 






, mians Cv.vosnnit, and tu 


eription for the 


up a log. While Shelby wu* atoope on 




tho good of 


fell speechless, and Carson ran away ; a, 


Weahalluse your dollar 
ibelroe distribution of Cyxo 
una; of oor subscribers fol 


SIS 


wlnle those- other men were engaged in wor 
ng willt Shelby to bring bim to, Carson got o 
of sight, Shelby died tlie neit day— never spol 


ample. 


t.ttiderUt.C™,- 


Mason; Slielby was not. 
Great efforts were made by Shelbys frien 








ihe least fraJ and moat 


solid Indli, for a 


Masons ready to help him pfl, that it was 


A Good Friend sends 11s a club of twelve 


lorse to get him out of the way* 'Ho' wa 






be nolo to enlarge the list eo 


Tp.p«.«,an l ,.o- 


SSi£^ti& 



other in CI. 


ist, 


C. D 


BrtADLY 


vca ftojri 


is statist; 


e correct, 


e uombcr 


lo the Odd fellows 


cut Slates, 


od then t 


ocrcaso the 


last report 



lew House, tod the Sir Knight*, n 



»k about these 



lameipecting great things from the Cyko 



k— /tar Sir : I have 



lid pome thing about a neighb 



If you will send i 






e tending? Who 
i religion.— En. 1 



•■II h aTC afmr< | balUe lo 6( , uti 






nkc the Kingdom of Heaven by force. The 
iBiversal "glory, majesty, dominion 



i of darkness, but' rather rcprm 



-flrving, New York, and thank hii 



«d, (n 


...* 


»ou below 


''" 


plains Urn 


.Irijn 


'"'„ 


Wcll-w 


]& 


«1 .patio 
urged will. 


,.oUo 




" '" J " 


lent. 


1, it. 


II. «„.].«, 




supposed 


tttttln 


or 


,e writor. 


But 


probably u 



sum,' ivhou-ed t 



;althy appearance Olid attained unto its 



The Newark Lodge, No, 1C2, of Odd Fellol 






who are likely to become object! 
, and yet this society proclaim. 



conducted (V) Odd Fellow's Lodge. 
It is suggested, Mr. Editor, that tho above 



of the lodge orreste 



lis friends had supposed, till the resurrect 
,iorn ! But these uneasy chaps, like " Yot 
Lracrlca," couldn't wait, and concluded they 



roll) dug him up ? 
lie got tired of b 



Sn.[.nu.N'isii— The Rev. Dr. Norman 1 



Wwoo, and the prominent men In iheOJ 
« Masons. He said tho M. E. discipline 



ton bo1 '-* 'o slay it, also that the stones wen 
&l oolj wnming iri Bolidlly but in size, \ 
00 ebt I wonid flitnplT neolicn j thee( 



wrote a few votes for James G. Burncy foi 
Presidency, auU placed^thcm on tho lubh 
the election, and openly, amid the laughter rind 
jeers of the crowd, put one Into tho box. 



operations in Philadelphia: *' A whole 



here is no knowing how long the thing migh* 
>re lasted, if one of the rogues had not got 















stom Houses agai 
surely cannot be 



young and thoughtful looking 



quest lo Heaven, something seemed to impM 
the thought— he will never return; but t 

the realms of the blessed. Tkey looked lo; 
and tenderly al each other— the parting wot 
were spoken, and she left calmly and tei 






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"What every body S 



Vniplar, nr- 
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people (though not of 



by Scbuyhr ColTai, Brigbam Tool 



°f -ociety, into a manufacturing Slitc, fthli 
«o oil know Is more corrupt that thai of ogi 
cultural society. But. what change in mot 



'"Joribo ministers of re! 






nen feet that they have a right to regard wi 

[ulro syslcmatio efforts to conceal the. 
luob suspicions have an m.happy iuQuco 
■pon those who occasion them. Men no. 
tbe confidence mid sympathy of their fello' 

>rovement in the highest degree snecessfc. 



good Ije evil spolion of." 

In vain to Bay in reply t 

re HhT-o.-tsonnblc. Tbo ,. 



John D. Ctiliiwfll. ■ 1 Cm 



at influence Romanian, or Protestantism 

Infidelity, Evangelical Christianity, Liberal 

Christianity, or Judaism Is exerting upon our 

tic?, our liberties, our morals and our 

tyas a nation. This is right But Inning 

ted on this line ofinvestigation, why do 



and eae 
Why no 


tell I 


glng s 


nd P r 


'the 


rMc^Vre 


llasons, 


ends 


7Z, 


Odd F 


nd" 


, and bow 


opposed to al 


llgut 


E 


nlyal 


supply tins 
? It might 


lied a 


™" 


■ngge 


"Ski 1 


arc e 


.ml.inin, i. 


...ten t 


Hill 


ford of 


Wn 


-sign 


ed to Christ 


Himself 


I„tll0 


' «■' 






ho wholes 

those who 

py Is he who 


tS- H.ppli 
ifo bj delleo 


S 


"Us 
(Iman 


ppyi 
•Hap 






'bother 10 glorify i 



eyes (having nun 
plain to be seen b 



i ihey be-tr.iv then mrr.pl.- ir,i,r*T«VTlVT? FACT*. 



irty, uudcr IW. Boll, I 



is. There 



tonorable nor ancient— that it was <juito 
nodern origin— its pretensions of having bu 
Solomon's Temple were cvidcntlv nn impo: 
ion ; and that its honor therefore could not be 



i designed for n selc 



tnd wo lind the Ap 
.rchatEphesus, w; 






n to correct it. There are several thii 
f Nov Te.-Mi,..-ni v,rv .m.cli like- Ma: 



It would appear that theApootles (tboir cyi 



worst. He hnd 
■h, justice, rigt 
wHv, while tin 



of enmity and hate. They betrayed the 

)ne with a to* Their regard for tbo 






laid wish that this exi 
tight bo sent to every Tb 

ke Masonry in thuNiwT, 

mt a minister ol religion ought (o 



r«l things very uiffbh 



irfui extent, the christian church and t 
ri-itimi ministry, and finally, that if not ; 



c no better, oi 
timed dignified 



I though I have lived in the county of Har 
urd, from April, 1822, to this lime, Novcrnbc 
86P. CALVIN HATCH. 



joh powerful h.elp, if necessary ; and lomo 
ould refer to them with alarm, as terrible 

ore would pass tbeni oil' with a laugh 
that rich dung-bill !" But if such thing 
ich workings of Maronry, can take pla< 
icgreen tree— in the steady, morally, fl 
liing, law-abiding old State of Connecticut— 
ien what can be done in the dry ' Ye 



«t «>. early day : recommends tbe pur- 
•f etc* i.bn. (,• .u their m-.ket value and 
irerslonofgoldhond* Into others pay 

lo is of opinion tbat the National dobt 
piid off in ten years, but thinks it wise 
ond the lime nod lighten the present 

iho Johnson treat) respecting tlio Alt 

i that subject decidedly, is hopeful of* 
1 solution of the dlflU-ulty cvenluallv 
ikstl.at the United States should exer- 
i criiial sovereignty over ocoan tele- 
landed on our coasts with the nations 
o, and .supposed to Any 
mlc telegraphs. 



,,,..!, 



icstly to uvuif llicyentlcmcii of the lodge 
will he neither politic nor possible. Th. 



,,l . .,.,,„, 



-, I would inquire u( Masons, why h 






The Ecumenical Council opened with g: 
pomp, seven hundred Bishops being in attc 

tiTCfl, and the day wasrainv. The H.nv 
The following notice was appended to 
liaptrrs in Cleveland lately: 



attending 11 

white gloves and aprons. A branch' of the 

supply store of John D. Caldwell is opened in 

ie thing it must he to be Excellent Grand 
Secretary of n body that can bring together 
om live lo ten members and have the Grand 

id aprons, and send them to the Excellent 
rand Secretary's store to obtain them. "Sirs, 
! know that by this craft we have our wealth.' 



S.il.luth.i.'luir. 

While all believed tbo Mat,, positions or tbo 

report, some thought it unwi 

Though the report was 
ativcly t. 



. H. Brewster 

Two now members were re 
and Tow), of Sand 

d'.'and'iiu.ii'.'i'ndl Tn6 meeting throughoullwi 



of all the States, of the Union, 

eelingof Odd Fellows in S-.v, 



c flmul'l [intoi t'i liolior her f.jr Iter ;. 
inliiic-, instead of iiegal'uy ones; an 
ipe, therefore, to see her distm-nislie, 
lat she fun don', rather than for wha 






IMMACULATE LAMBSKIN. 

The bright spots of a man's life arc few 
)ugb, without blotting any out. The heart, 
c the cactb, would cease lo yield good fruit- 

of sensibility ; aud the fruit would be wouli 



36 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, DECEMBER, 28, 1869 



, " - A KOCI4L HRKESI. [with thoir own people , , . , , „ . , 

The Christian Cynosure. ^,^^,^,,^1^ *.**» *» *";T l*?*! Ill ^^*^^™i^^^ 



BXBOVTiVb COJIBITTEE nKBTIHO. 

The BxeoutiM Committee of the K.tWW 
Association of Christians Opposed to Score 
li meet at the Otsobum office. 01 




To the Convention for revising j_ 
the Constitution of the State of the 
Illinois : 

Whereas, The Constitution, 
aud spirit of the institutions of „ 
our country, prohibits the giving t 
of any preference to any one sect, 
denomination, or society ov( 
other; and 

Whereas, a practice has pre- 
vailed (of late), of permitting ' 
certain Societies or Associations, 
to advertise themselves in 
scriptions on cornerstones, 
elsewhere, on public buildil _ 
and monuments, which practice j 
is offensive to large numbers ol 
the people, and in conflict with 
our National and State Coin*"''" 



Therefore, We, Citizens of llli 
uois, do respectfully pray your 
honorable body to insert in our 
revised Constitution, an article 
prohibiting such use of our pub 
lie buildings. 

1,1 < I ' 'RES. 

Congr«B«tl6nBl Church at Elkhoro, Wh 
to o full ana attentive house, about a 
mi.) a hfdf, on Monday evening, Decemb 



, on the Rockford and Keuo 
Phe, lecture wns well attended 
at every Muson hut on* 



on the still deeper basis of any t 



thai McFarland shot bim by her; 
rdaoo still intended to have he 
rland was not charged with 



) Ric 



might go. 



th.-NewYork Obientr,{ which was signed by I 



,i' Dr. Tease's failure 



Also, Mr. Chas. A. Blanchard has h- 
m-eeptauly in the First Church ol Christ in 



ily ; iand, we hope under (lie stimulut 



nuwuod with people 


ettcn. 


ing the fun 


eral of 


Judge Hewllns, a oiti 


-en of 


tho regioi 


since 






His wife, w 




before him, hated tl 


a lodge 






A light .girl, not a 




tog his e 


.nest 


honest nature jilted 


him, v 


hen ho was 


oung 


A lowyer-bstouolor, 


he w« 


ut into the 


lodge 


where his embittered feel 






the Masonic placing 


of won 


en among ' 


Athe 


lata," "Eunuchs." 


nd he 


nmphodites 


(ice 


Mackey's Lexicon o 


Free 


Masonry. | 


18; 


.mil excluding them 


rom th 


lodge. 




At length, howen 


r, he 


narrled B 


noble 










Bjl, end wrof, whj 




dying, " 


wish 


H,s death was too 


good a 


.hence to h 


a lost 



dilute at once, a petition tr, (lie Pilgri 



re Society Age. 
h-NostrRK editor 



ut we are uot under obligi 
ere we cannot approve, 
prove of the Ovkoburs ? 



Sla-oim- insignia Iiiken out of the corm 
ie Pilgrim Monument at Plymouth, 



orably noticed in the Cynosure. They keep 



thus expos. 



I!,UI. . i,T..i 



ito English! The cheat bein 
ishop Purcell left the School 

The Papists and Infidels pj 

we believe) have cast the 
hymns and songs as come from the Bible an 

Henceforth such hymns as 



. There la already so lilt 
!. We can't keep the 0a> 



8 By cunningly dropping out the Bible, 
boys' training on » Ti!tcra . wbieb is popular, and which is wl 



n a speech at mi Ohio college 
"They hover delicately ovt ■■ 



ihuroh," or something to that effect. This 
3rother is mistaken. " Th» «rs( Church , 

Iw Christ" in Wheaton, which is all tl 
:hurch we belong to, steadily ro fuses, that 

i-st agree to\|iiil tho lodge. Our clmn 
■ishing, and the dew of God Is on it. 



This 



tftnew u/ Chrht. The trouble with niuTiatera 



)«■-, Mr. Reechor may not dissent fron 
morality to the national welfare, nor of tru 



em. The State m. 
>ral& Why? Boo 



t&MtTnnmof Dccen 



i to the prosperity and safety, and 
knee of a free republican govern 



ng of their obligations to the governn.cnt. 



Bible and morality, and 
.rality is more vital 
itelligence. Therefo 



re contrast the logic and the 

r of Plymouth Church with those of 



er, and sacred song, and i 






expelling tho Bible 
I Christianity 






schools. This ia a mere entering wedge 
anding religion with mirks of contempt, am 
iving it oat of sight Into dens Hid cave 

the days before the flood, and of Sodom ! Th 
rill nevor atop with expelling the 
ra tho school. Thoy will follow 
intagei, If wo yield this point, ut 

) entirely, and sunk the standard of g 
itelllgence to that which obtains urn 
the Roman Catholic peasantry of Ireland t 
Spain. Until they seise and appropriate the p 

will dispense holy 

; uil, through Christ, tlioy will tench out 
dren to worship the Virgin Mary. Tim 
iblings of a Latin ritual will supplant out 



lading aud an astonishing miracle. Writ! 
igment by fragment, throughout the COu , 
fifteen centuries, undor different antes 

prophecy, poetry, allegory, omblanta 



, 1 -,..l ll i:;-il 



e will t 



I by t 






iritli. Whereas, the 
ot wholly, the reverse 



iroportiou to his intelligence. Beelzeb 

Jabriel, not for want of intelligence, t 
'""S solely for luck of goodness. The Jezebels, t 
is, tho Neros, the Robesuiera, the tyrai 



A QUESTION f 






-. Pattou's denial in his udi 

one hundred and seventy-aij 
e Supplement 



nenloft 



schools, you admit u principle 



1 1 You held 



phy (I) and the introduction of popish feaats 
into Congregational Churches 1 What he 
means by hii denial I know not. If that Ad- 

blc for b fraud on the Prut Office tor sending it 

THE UNITED BRETHBEN. 

Our excellent friend, Bishop David Ed- 
wards, has come to Lexington, Illinois, and o 

Be assures in that Bishop J." Weaver stood by o 



" Rtiikteouxntm* 



question, we shall tiud tha 
' of any people. If a fre. 



r. Bcochor founds th 



c State may provide for its safet; 
i by providing moral culture, i 



founded on a rook, that rock must t 
religion. That it be built on that rook 



by what sanctions shall it be enforcer 
If you accept the Christian law us divine, a 



necoiding to Mr. Beach _ 
a right to provide for whatever c 

.1 safety, it has a clear right, But 



:i.-;.- can prevail in exclusion i 



th of our people, ta 

method of displacing 



■ Nobody Inis uny objection to I 



lohool 



is waged to expel the 



■oly or chiefly that arc 
llllgent piety, which it 



md dogmas, which, in the paralysis < 
nought, will be believed simply becauso the 
ire absurd and impossible. When this sto| 



in- cupelled from churches, as it is no 
it to bo from schools. The priest- wi 
top hero, but pursue tho Holy hook to 01 



all this, that Uod'a Infallible Vice Gert 

rfi'jri it Hum-, -iinl ,ill ti.it loin ■!" Iiimh" 



, thus alledgcd to 



we may dap 

.■.' ami liuni'. 



vorship '. And kicking Uuu out of doors 



■ty ofoonsoleuoe 
si please." Whal 



«," Paul, or a successor of b 





Indeed, if snob. 


an insult to Christ and 


"It is not religion but 


people u this ex 


pulsion of Tlis religion f 


no objection to religion 

ii-i<>ry, dogmas, theologies, 
are no more religion than 


"121ZZ 


that may not bo porpetra 
loak of hypocrisy. For 



N OTICES. 



lingo paid. 



ill us how many and send u sa , two cent sump 
.revorytwo papers tliat yon want We will 
irnish them until our supply is exhausted, 
oo of charge. 

(£35* We ask our minors subscribers to cir- 

owmany signers you obtain. 
«- Brother Calvin Hatch, of Farmington, 

!Jucd when he was of the Anti-Ma*inic Com- 
nitteo of that State. It is full of fustiim auJ. 
iilsohood, and not worth pMblishinE-, tliuugb, 



Tho Omgrtgational Rtmm, for nin« ysari 



published in B 


ston, has been pnrctatwtl by . 


company of W 


-stern gentlemen, to. Issue st 


Obieago, Aaro 


n L. Ohapin, D. D., Prof. S. C. 


Bartlett, D. D 


Geo. F. Magoun.D. D.,andO. 


S. F. Savage, 


ditora. M. H. Sargeaut, BosUn, 


Eastern Agen 




President 


Ohapin, f Beloit College, 


before Wheatc 


n College ,-tarled, took his fain- 


ily from tbe ol 


mother Congregational Ohurctj 


in that place. 


o a Presbyterian Ohurob, which 


went into the 


New Scho.l General Assemblj, 


after it had 


received three slovo-holdin? 


Presbyteries i 


j UiMisalppi, and resumed iti 


unscripturul j 


dicial powerj! Of; eourae, Preii. 


dent Cbapin i 


onutioned all these, by going into 


that Presbyte 


ian Church, and testified, by hii 


acta, that P 


eabyterian government w» 3 a> 


good us Cong 


egatiooal, and as Scriptural 


G. S. F. S 


vage voted In the Congiegi- 



.t this manifestly tri 



him, and an Episcopalian on the 
: President forever pledged by i 



bird, second word, rmtd PVpists for jupf 
In Brief Editorials, page thirty-third, e( 
burth, before the words, " His book," 



^uite right, oo first pT 
i"e hope our readert ■ 
a a careful perusal- 



Lord Jesus Christ, to humble man and prO« 
■ Be governed by your knowledge " 



37 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSTJ: CHICAGO, DECEMBER, 28, 1869. 



Correspondence. 



, B&AOK.IIEARTKD f 



e us Home light oo ti 



jak freely, in the Brat ] 






rganir.0 by appointing Jos, 
ih.Im.4t., and O. P. Honors 



inn's Valley, of t 



.age. We hope thnt 
Bishop David Eot 

.nd am dotting hung] 



, good sugg< 



in and split them"(th.> Old and 






[We cheerfully publis 
was not started *be. , 



'cruelty, who sdleniuly am! public 



idod. That in n meeting of aiiiil lodge, which 



for, only by ^supposing that those mysteries 

cording!)' , when a certain Lodge of Masons noi 
long since, petitioned the Supreme Lodge ol 
the United Stated for the privilege of inserting 
Christd name inj their Liturgy— that ruling 
Lodge, and its Supreme Potentate, deolded- 
"that it was inconsistent, and Uuidmistibk to dc 
lot Is it not OfoitUm, as well as heathen ? 
Again Webb (another oraole of ' Masonry) 



^ting Christ. This being tl.ecnf 



BJitor of the Republican does, und Still clem 
**l the people say. L. FOSTER. 

'* >Ki';Mi«..pi: ( n'i,i:') 

Kbitoe Ctnosuri: 

addresses from Preside. 
bflOt. had In Deitz Hall, ag 
l ""\ m this place, on Decor 
flw hall was well filled; 
u °arly crowded. 

At the meeting on the e- 



'a*;; nbovo iho fuiiowin com _ 

' lee wen- appointed by open nomination, 

"J '•'• or ih.„. p i, ,,.„„,, T |, : 

J «i. M. D.lu, Oh.lrman. O.liin Sp.oe.r 
«■». EUu Patrtek, o. P. Kodjet. and Daniel 



Blan. 



I shall he on the 1 


okout for more sub 


ribors." We hope 


o hoar from biui agai 


P ETBB Howk renew 


his subscription, anc 


nds one dollar for l 


ie good of tho cause 


fo consider it auo-.h 


er dollar for the Trao 


We thank JOHtTFaI 


taw. for the name o 


s pastor and other 




ght to take the pa 


er. They shall reee.v 



,ot nppobted to conduct a mcCariau 
'ho writer in alluding to the division - 

purned by tt. J- Broekonridgs and the Old 
ichool." In justice to the Old School allow 

, PUm of Union had been formed between 
longregationalisis and PresbytorianB. 



irofai 



That Plan of Union allowec 



No PrttbyU 






> from 



[ belioi 



dbyt 1 






creeping baok, like whipped and humbled span- 

of whoso front door they had been kicked, to 
" T. Bracken- 
,lly worldlv 



idg. 



"4a, 






ive Grand Mastership of the Order in England 
The Times also very softly, and blandly, and 



s, and never dreamed of bullying it io an' 
le or manner. God forbid, that Free Ms 
i should bully such a safe guard ofpopula 



a tho land which is not under < 



aside the execution of the laws against South 
em Masons of high standing? Hero is thi 
insidious way, word for word, in which th( 
Times undertakes to show that Masonry hold; 

"The Masonic Grand Secretary, Dr. J. M 



Ulil „•- 






■mmunicatloos, and be likely to nuko then 
lvea merry at such -braving or death." If 
i believes Masonic obligations ate a nullity 

)d and man, render the violation of them a 

ucerity and hii martyr courage by doing this 



fully 



d dodging are not 



:onfront the lodges with anot 
f living witnesses, like the 
ion. Let the knights who 



this horrid incubus, this throttling night- 
a would be thrown from the State, and the 
■ch; and soula immortal and countless, be 



hisduty as an officer then Masonry isadlsquall-lusTng md kindly," nr words to that efleot; h. 
ficatiou fc.r office— for it arrested his p.ogrfvs M™ immediately Interrupted by tuepersoc 



l.rough his superior officer gavi' him its cc 

rders, but commanding and compelling it* 
he letters of a pv or Information of fa 



n this officers eondi 



> didn 



• |i'id...:<, wii] 



top oftl 



"rom those who are not Masons. And this is 

Jasonie favoritism, is not simply conforrln 

onforrlng benefits on the fraternity at the ex 
lensc u f outsiders. Guard the Mason' 



. glorify tho order hy p 



■ of a lovely widowed dmighf. 






jourt. Perhaps this is motive enough why 

nan in place, although suob Battery coul 

ita effect upon the man. That Its effect upo 
Mr. Seward has been to encourage him in hi 



of the war. It has been to abrogate our 
;ty of the constitution inthisrespec 



ouths of the higher olui 






at of the eunuch. It h 



i^tn.^i.'Mons. It sought to ofiect by 
flgem ent. and womanly dexterity what 
.nly b* w.ll effected by th - 



hlcn is admirably adapted to Englis 



h.ink on English Mason lias 
lold of tho city of Now Tor 
ulatcd laws, which the Tim 

For this purpose a large hall 
moie centralized organizal 

rish will ultimately resent, as' 
■ould. and the latter state of 

There Is no other remedy but 



swered by the lady that it belo 



■Mmtr-.L-dl. I ..I I.', fa, luH., 

.^ndc/aml murdefo'ne anot 



MAUABONE. 



rking of the degrees. 'Light or 
proper understanding of tho system 



feetly suic 


d 


1-01 


dsti 


Imo 


e amazing Ilia 


outsider 


w 


/pe 


e'e'pr 


nelp 


ITZ7L 


of this Ma 




o w 


rrior 


If 


ar is an utter 


stionofS 




onic 


uof 


iples 

and 


shoulder-strap 

perpetrating 
We should ra 


the 


aositi 


in of 


Masons and th 


specime 




fthe 


r co 


duct 


Masonry has 


*4**ifl~ o 




DSCd 


towa 


r.bu 


is rather a p 


ort to ita 






ns of 


pow 


rand profit, 



ed are spies or murdcrera-lbrust f ' 
into their plnoos, and give the guilt 



n front of him, 
)1 to his br. 

or I will shoot 



her attempt to speak, but before 
culate a single phrase, this mau 
I against his breast apparently 

vord you are a dead man !» Morgau was then 

ilent, after uttering agroan which was enough 

o pierce the hearts of any but conspirators. 

[To bt continued.} 



■'1 do. 1 ' s.tiil Moi 



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y ofallGod'slaw. "Thou 



eoept— appropriated the jewel and pus 



iplcsofthc Advocate, have no more depth not 
rying peace when there is no peace. This Ma- 



he Chinaman, who consider then 
oat pleasure when adjured by I 
formB of an oath; but If yoi 



leu plunderer, or guerilla. If t 
wt. .imply • robber and bl. Man 

hypoorlsy, or d.lu.Ion. I( he w. 



t day's installation. This satisfied her ei 
! men, one of which, (and who as I aftei 



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38 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, DECEMBER, 28, 1869. 



Talking of sects tiU late one 
Of the various dootrioe* the i 
That night I stood Id a tronb 



Tbcnb 



Correspondence. 






>urney tlirce scor* and o 
soughtto be on the sqnar. 



I enlia' 



mmal sutsertter. I am now geWln; 
;b, and wilJ send the money, with thel 
a won as I have thoroughly mhymwb 



ididDtid) inopposltlo: 



3 of >i sober hue was made ; 



An 


none of the au 


Ab 


ut the width of 


Tie 


S/-« in hi 




Hjmnsosmun 


Tim 


.he people in J 



Tho Psalms and Hyr 



I saw one Faint, from the other shrink. ' 
"Sprinkled or plunged, mar I sak you, 

"Mill with a fen- drop? on my brow," 

"And I really think it will hardly do, 

Yon're bound, I know, to the realms of 

bliss, 
But yon must go that way, aod Pll'go this 

And straightway plunging with all hia 

might, 
Away to the lefl-hw friend at the right, 



idcctl astonishing hurvlj F»di tliiti £ 

In our S reai national eonlliet 
avocraoy, we did moat clearly eee n 

ere Masons, dyed in the wool, and by paper 
a S clearly set forli, that for moro than tnelr 

JSghB, Inth 



T!:" , : fl-.,r! 



wgfc 



■ lodges 






ifety started. I propose to send you 



rood. If you can 



if-" Plainly, the selfish motWe by which 
icribe*, Pharisees and hypocrites did these 

3 Of morality, to bo seen of men, to gait 
•applause. They hod no higher object 

» things publicly, before man. The Scrip 
i ».«mJ " not on))" to require, but actual!; 
■qvirc the people of God to come out pub 

u of morality and their religious duties' 
ro mop, H.CI merely to bo neon of ineu, To 
fake of tlifir Applause ; but that by seeinj 
r good works, they i U ny glorify God. Hone- 

mayglorifyyo.tr Father who is in Ueaven. 1 
"That ifcey may by your good works whicl 
thcyshall behold, glorify God in the day o 

perform their good works publicly, be for. 
?n, not that thoy may gain their applause 



rineipally by curiosity to become i 

uence. I -was a rtrsngor to oxperi 
>li E ,on, and bod often hoard Mason 
mj one living up to t!iu principles o 
would bo saved, or was a Christian 
s heard a Mason peventy-five years oh 

of a Christian church, who says if H 
;cd to leare etfAfr, he would leave th. 
■athor than Masonry. 
God'e spirit was powerfully poure. 
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CHICAGAO. TUESDAY, JANURARY 11, 1870. 



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tlonlKIt ?IASONIt c 




there. In 
then, spoke 








.ppenred 


VHiMWj, .-/ a .tf«*p Cbmmif 


„J Lo,^ 


degrees of V 


uMuadb 


"r"tr 


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oils* do«lop: 


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HEr 


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'w'vS 


low Mesoi 



, a Mr. AnJ< 
■fori— "Tli 
odgctonm, 






Arcb and Knight Templar. The no. 
of Knight Tcmplurs in tho Encampment, 



.Mite'* 


,Ho..If." 


r 


,, use, and 


o the nppoin 


mout of 


Eating Co 






evidence 


n the ease. 
nakc tticlr re 




■' On Mo 


iday Ian. Mr. 


Samuel 


hi Hoston , 


a Knight Te 


nplai, vol. 



Being solemnly sworn, according lo law, he 
stated : " T, Samuel G. Anderton, of the- city 

aotts, of Ultful age and sound mind, do here 
testify and any that I am a native of this 
State, my childhood being passed in the town 



" Soon after 


wad 


duhbed a K 








hiT JhWlOM 


by sa 


ing that 'J 


book' and bo 


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",-U- tl. t .v 


dono nbout tha 


tbook 




which I cannot 


owdis 


inotly recol 






Ifust 


i a Rnasln 


n ship, callo 


1 the Often, in 


William Millers mitt 




lor New 1 


edford. The 




by trade; that hia 




vtX'i'.l' 


T a r'r"v.,l P i, 


;'., "■ : "; 


Lime Kiln Dock, and 

in the afternoon of 



"I should have been very glad to ha 
■nred out and loft tho room, could I ha 
en indulged in that privilego. But I v, 



ised that the lot foil on threo fore 



s I cannot Ce»cr.bc. My lifo 






■1 


IS 


;lnr:.lion by him auhsoribed, 
rcof, I, tho said Notary Tub 

JOHN W. QC1NCY, 

rand Justice of the Teaco. 


Three 




r the above, on tho 18th o 



Bill, Thatmorco- 



Z'"m, 


IWlhc 


Inimllgulo 
ll„>. far rca 

lACODfii 

UES'J. W 

ISAAC ro 

Sp.cl.l 


.1,1,1 pro.. 

CCllnlt, .oh 

I.L. 
LAMB, 


Tn 
.il 


tprossc 
coded 

fully cc 
This 


I Inth 

o be 

. Tho 

art oft 


£' 


z: 


e secrets of Ma- 
m by persecution 

" IMr/ufy pui%," 




ut 
Th 


giver 

r from 
odge, 


Z££lTZ 




KL 


nil regular signs, 
, handed, sent or 

-the body of a 
or "Chapter of 


,r„"„ r ,'„ n 


::'j. 


2"Z'ji,l 


o, is loft without 






were- taken up and i 



good ebnrneter Tot troih and veracity, so fi 



iYil]io.m Miller. He 






*r\{Q Master. We vty* captured,' twonty 
"«" days out, by the EfdpTftnt, a «¥A"tj 



after sonic time, I v 



,ght to help do it-or 






Tho executioners took their station a. little t< 
io left of tho High Priest or Grand Muster 



jstlmoDj', a man being now iu this 



nng.io torn out hy t 
riod in the roun.1. ear, 
iv of the Fellow Cm 



sanctioned, up to tho Sovonth Dogrce. Thos 
of tho higher degrees are of tho same nature 



penalties havo teeolvud only a 

Hea'lftfn. The olillgatloni speak* for 



Some of us, likewise, know from our o. 
obsorYHtioB, that these obligations havo bo. 
uniformly administerod in Lodges and Cba 
.errand suffered to stand as literally c 



■apposed to provo " wilfully guilty " o 
..ting some part of his obligation, which 



londemned himself, i 






he higher dogrees. The Thrlco Illui 






degree. The Knight nf the East and We 9 



rsentatlon of Hell, .unl tln-n mldrfrsed in 
following language: "The horrors which 

;al:nns you havo taken." To tho Knight of 
ho Eagle or Suu, Is explained the following 






ist came upon his track. Tboy pursued It, 
Indlng article after article that must havo 
.oen used by him, and at list came upon a rusty 
;un, loaning ,.gamst a tree. Thoy disco 



I his dying agonies. Sad words thoy 
As nearly as I can rorolleet, the)' were 
-"Ob, my God, I nm djing of thirst ; my 

mouth 1 Ilavo inorey upon mo !" And 
then, as 11 ho had become paralysed hy death, 

ly unintelligible. Io tho desert he had died o 

lu's dying record 1 How bitterly must h 
vc regretted hist paM determination — al 

My unconverted reader, think I pray you 

end of your days a trlfter f Or are you still (a 

God aiid your soul f My brother awake 



Under his reign tho Masons scorned to be In 
high glee. Matiyof.ho lucky brothers made 
fortunes, and got good offloes. Ministers of 

(sad to relate) readily lent themselves to 



lacking 



easily of law ; tho tologruph was mado a great 
onnccllng link between Masonic lodgoa, and 
■very thing seemed to bo conducted on Masonic 
principles. Tho result of which h,s been, as 
it C ht be ospoctod, that rebels hnvo hocn 

largo part of our toirltory military law pie- 
ails, and over a still wider portion tho laws 
f tho Untied States are not respooiod. Our 



I country by offended heaven. Wo ha 



By persisting luhold 






hob; world. Ibm.r w.ljU i 



, Infamous pennlty In tho mora 
)rld, a death liko that which we inflict oi 

,d throwing them into the water. Hot nil o 
: were alike guilty of this great crimo : It wa 



upon us; what as rl^ht-mloded, moral, scnaibl 
[mo, confess judgment, and offer on, 
once for redressing tho wrong t Ough 






Journey across a region never beforo oiploi 



ireh of him. They trjvorscd hundrods Of 






and c 






oiccodinglv dangerous to liberty- 
re all been occasioned by this Maaonlo of- 
t ni saving friends at tho expense of law and 

pc of muney, to say nothing of tho waste 
Republican vitality, has thus been entailed 



Ight na well bo without laws; and a Notion 
ithont law la In n stato of nnarchy, which loads 
i despotism. And herein Masonry has pro- 

' Muannry aro towards despotism. It tends tn 



,'onfonniling all hkt.i1 .lihUnclions, so os to put 

lud honor, liberty and llcontiouenc&e, meroy 

amo Masonic square and level. The lifo and 
pirlt of Masonic organisation la despotism, 

ico., na make up Masonry, la a'a much as to iny 
hat a secret organisation of Ihieves and rob- 
icra may bo very moral men. If there Is any 
lornl and spiritual lifo among Mas 



of Masonry, and not from Mason- 
■ Itself 

id our peace rendered Insecure, our National 
angored, by tho Intorforenco of Masonry with 

tot the reverse oflbcso propositions aro true 

within moderate bounda, and our liberties se- 
nircd by tho Interposition of Masonry t That 
lasonry haa been actively ongnged during the 



oth aides of a question, and which might be 
mch better lost than that of aomo bettor manr 
What good has the Masonry ofAndrew Johnson 
lone, though so often exhibited, once at a 

ovlow In the grounda of the While House, 

lostnn and abovo all, at tho tomb of Dougla, ' 



f the dead, l» search ..r>.,u, 
i of demotic firob; ■! 



Pr,,i.|r.,.i of the United t 






ROYAL ARCQ ANTIMASON 






ecumenical Council, or that 
Ions 6ft»t, body will 



hither tho Jows alw 


liar loavo, ob.ainud B , 
ho spoeeh Is to bo deli». 
irlt of ihcLord Is, thero 
oponly Iu the Temple 


Hf A thorough p 


Tw'Z'^M 



39 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, JANUARY 11, 1870 



The Christian Cynosure. 



lire iv.;]], purchased to himself " •■• "■ 
!, nnd great boldness." This is ntl Hi 



3 Unfit 



pcoxance of their evil, by refusing the toggery 
arid "degrees" of tin; lower lodges. Seek by 
all means to save the good members who bat 
been drawn into them. Eiercisc their on 
discretion, and "be led by tnc spirit of God. 

To abuse n joung minister who baa older, and 
stronger men in bis church than he is, bee 
ha does not read a notice, or give his church 






iiid dcel 



no right to do. Ami, a good deal of sue l 
abuse ismoroly venting malice against Christ 1 ! 
body " which is tho Church," in the name oi 
reform. It is not bis duty to denounce al 
once, any weak or templed brother who has 
been drawn into the Lodge. Cut it is bis duty 
to refuse to receive new members, who L&vi 
sworn to have their throats out, unless the: 

CIiniSTMAS IN THE ADVANCI!, 






moving Masonic insorip'.iftns and dates from 
nur public buildings I See, too, how he eomei 
down on the "Jews" for dropping the date 
"Anno Domini."- When and where nas he 
condemned tho Masons (who are legions, 

tiling ? Notice, also, how deeply this odiloi 

ill tho Sabbath ! The following Is Iron 

Tond of it ! But even then the case tl 



*,.ir.]c-li-ht i:. CI.nstf.Kis 
do this with a very solcm 
face, rivaling that upon 



/ How tboso would rejoice -at thonboli 
of Christmas! Its annual oecurrenci 
: bring a pang to their hearts, as they se. 
business o! the civilized world pause, am 
ersal rejoicings aud congratulations am 

jirth of Jesus whom (hey eruciGed, Yes 
be Jews could blot out Christmas, am 
.go tho universal habit of dating event 
.no Domini?' or from the birth of Christ 
have plucked out two thorns fron 



or*. All day long the principal streets 
ifcstcd with gangs of young aod middle agea* t 
len of nigh as well 03 of low degree, whoop- 
ig, and screaming, and firing. On Cherry 
Ireet, nenr the Maiwel! Rouse, I saw one su " 

ny war among the by-passers; and it w 
declared everywhere on the street that tb 
iring ball, and that ccvoral had been h 
5 while, olong (be same crowded ih< 



led, and mischief was done. I pas 

ng tho paronicnt by the running nwn 
id, scared by the crackers. 
S'or were these charming pastimes 
way interrupted or meddled with for 



ruder Radical rule. The Radical polico for( 
iompcjlcd good order on public days; thcr 

Now, while it is Iruc that Saturday naa 



called Nashville. Pre 



aas no monopoly of or. 
Crating the Nativity 



gushing the hencfit of the circuits tioi 
metropolitan daily. Thus writes the yo. 
Olnistmas; ' Throughout Christendom 

the shrine of lovely woman, so long as tho 
sunDower shall turn to tho sun, so long as t 

as the sea-shell shall murmur the music of t 



Ritchie takes us to tasl 
DliceofMr. Tilton, "He a 
iclieving." And though f] 



mid hardly imagine the amount ol 



■a.l through Hie Plunc'hetto a 
We might conclnao tho de 
do, and are very much dissat 



r (lost 



t Cbri 



nerc follows a letter doscr 


BintfC 


rislrrir., 


llic mil." 
'" These 

IV' Mr- i'.Ii 


as it is in fact; not in lire ro 


«•«»'»' 


of tile 


Advance editors theory sine. 




«a lime 


The abc 




ilion,. 


ill the 


„, „ „ 


Correspondence of the Clucinn 


,11 Gm 


>, 


only «e 



the sun gone down on Christ 
tipsy men and half grown boye 

'.by threes and by half .Wen* 



though he thought himself a 



unity to 



that saying of II '8 «- M "strictly 1 
ilbful," it -till hardly help 

nhollcrliig," that "educated div 



The Apostles, too, were "honest," or ; 
ast, Mr. Ritohic " inclines " lo think them e 
Weil, good friend Ritoliio, of Henselae 
idlana, those "honest " Apostles speak 



i of truckling to the world, ao 
i indictment "in all the churches. 









'i, -•'[-general of c 



MM, DtC 






Ornott 



,- will ;.].,,-■ 

—Salami Ittply to Christ, in Milton, 
The Christian public has no inlcrest in pi 
>nal altercations between editors. But eve 
no is deeply interested id tho sentiments 
iosc who aspire to guide Christian popu' 



. '!■■■ 



odox : 



'■[in'].- Li'hiudit. Heme the strifes of 
[' iper: and denomination: fnr the presti; 
control of " orthodoxy." 

It is, therefore, the appiutni.tlo bruin 









l pow 



aspire 



ho 'iiL.-i'iil'crs to the A'h-mirc in 111 
isli Hie directors ol that paper it. gra: 
ibnnge of editor?. It is because wc profoundly 
leliere that tire present editor is w: 
read and heart, on the groat issue 



the false religions of t 



l»WI, Oi, 


Not 


oriel Con.cr.liot 


one Christi 


clearly se 


t fort 


h— that wo ask 


who now pr 


the Con 


reg. 


onelist, of Illl 


to the more 



entire change in the editor himself. How can 
a mind which has lately recommend, 
insertion of twelve monthly religious fe: 
upon the simplicity of Trotestant I 
('liuri'h-worship, sincerely oppose any 



cntions, Masonic or ot 
indictment of tho Cm 



I-/- r "'111' 



and practices which he seeks to engraft on 

meats, as billiards, and the like ; a Sabb 
resting, not on God's law, but ou argumc 
the study of mystic philosophy, as Swcdenbi 
and now, (added to all theso well known cle 

Romish withholding of the Bible from tho 
*ebfi.-.ls ol the people I 

Wc hall this editor's indictment 
Cvnoh-jie .is an "Ishmoelite," morco' 



rybody," 



f God, least of nil, again;! 
arge on him the attempt 



ages by their attempt to 

wo believe the charge tru 
imminent ! Aaron, Dr. Pat' 
nnd prototjpe, as an Invei 
festivals, is ealled in Scriptut 

to Christ in tho Mount, \\ 



tho gentlest and most 
ibrlst was uot an Isbma 
nrldly motive nn re 



t how 



;re "discuss" Free Masonry, and 
ropular; while Ilenry Ward Eeecher 



aid His. 



[■Mac 



olaut 



eply ti 



tack : 



the Itultpaadent for its righteous net in pub 
isbing President Finney's articles, (which it ii 
aid,) tho Adtance refused? flow can thi 
Iynosum make Tree Masonry unpopular, and 
nd laud the church 









wc need not go lo NewjYork— take tin 
of the Advance, It charged the first nami 
paper as a "violation i>f the rnnr.il law. 
It warily shunned lo tell its readers when 
our paper was published, lest haply, some oni 

the Adi'awr office to get a small notice of ou 
Aurora Convention inserted, and failed. Aftc 
ougroat r and precious Aurora Convention, thi 

it for weeks after the Chicago dailies had don> 
so. At our Chicago Anniversary, in Farwetl 
ITall, last June, nineteen Christian denomi 

ryrtmtcd there I And now this editor i 

thcro was a CrNOSBBE, coolly tells his i 
that the cause is a good one, but the " 

"an Ishmnol! :: If condemning and ei 

HUfli hypocrisy be Islinraeliti-h, f-linncl 
gentleman and a Christian. 



In naswer to our good Brother King, wh( 
Iter appeared in the last Cynosure, we £ 
aoe Jor all, nnd before God, who trieth t 
lorts, that the CraoBonE would not, if 
iuld, turn one sect or denomination over 






r I shall be guilt 
wsly" bearing 
c were disciplin 



ir.ANVH vi;n 



Tho Kiecutive Commince of the Nat 
iristian Association opposed to secret 
ies, at a recent meeting, directed thai 

port at the uuiiu.il meeting in Chicago, should 



publis 



tho Cy; 






The object lor .vhitli fund.- 



aim at retaining public confirtenre hy 
professions of exclusive virtue. But a truly 
broad and liberal view odbc subject must com- 
pel the admission that the secret orders and 

plunder, and violence, arc not sinners alone 
or above all others in ibis matter. A clear 

could show— that the eame C3=o»tlol principle 
f evil, the same fountain of corruption, is in 
he very centre of all the secret orders. It is found 
a their soul-enslaving obligations of life-long 
ecrccy. Therefore, as our father* resisted 
British taxation not on account r tho mllli 
ed, but simply on the ground of Uio/vi 
]>tr of taxation, without roprcsont'ition— 



e oppose 



but for i 






of property in man ; so mus 


wc oppose ««*. 


itm, not for the particula 


development ol 


glaring crimes, in this order 


rthat, but for the 


soul-slavery which they iro 


oso by supcrsed 


ng manhood, truth conscie 


nee, and God, in 


their obligations of life-long 


ecrccy concerning 


things future and unknown. 


By this bond ol 


ninuity, men are drawn into 


connivance with 


crime, into favoring the wlc 


cd at the expense 


of the innocent, into deceit 


into falscwitncss 


nto the perversion ofjustie 


e, into the pcrpe 


tration of nameless crimes no 


stopping in many 



of sccretiaru. Usurping by a blind assent t 
the obligations of secrecy, the prerogatives c 
truth and of God— next, and naturally come 
hostility to the Qod and till) (ruth thus om 
raged and dethroned. In most cases the ver 
name of the only mediator ; the true God mar 
ifest In tho flesh, is cast cut and tabooed— an 



with bis rivals— with t 
portion of mankind se 



xh'ii'lO'I lo tin 
Every heretical systen 















of liberality. Even charity i: 
.- ,; j;.;-.. ■] : 'hi- irrekU"! fi'lluw -hip;, in- 
all that is false and vile in systems and En mi 
Now the very essence of such liberality is ir 
delity. Thun lo acknowledge and worship I 

a point i.l ii,:. denial of all that constitutes tl 



. of 



ihgion 



.cbing false, and that De 



God and there Is 
admits this oxclv 

admit- nothing. 



by the company ho keeps. He who seel 
finds the association of brotherly fellow, 
religious riles among wicked men, skoplics, and 



fatten- 



-■..■!!■ .ill t 



njoy such fellowship of sinners and enjoy also 
ic fellowship of saints. Hence the mingli 
riuon of all religions and of no religion, 
no uinliseriiiiiniiiing brotherhood of espee 
udearment which h the peculiar glory of 
;crel orders indicates a false liberality, ast 



ill the 



and It 



ained lie 



This i 



espc'i'il (.lis 



of all religions under bci 
p of worship, and p 
lods and systems wii 



or that Jesus is as false and foul as Ju| 
t. And cither is a lull! rvjcelion t 
Jesus. Hence tbo liberality that attempts thi: 



I, obligations 



"I lil'.:rtv agjiiust despotism, of ct[U'rty 
st partiality, of guilclcssness again! 



deiiraMo. For is not the Hone that is e 
f the mountain without hands, thai whic 
;rows the mountains? And docs not tl 

ileesing from God! Happy then is ho whom 
io Inevitable necessity robs ofthi 3 boastin 
hat his requital has been at nomanseipen. 
-even though in his labors there may ha' 
teen an expenditure of the vital energies, 
utclloct acd snul which seven thousand a yc 



t theories of infidelity, and to eitabUH, 
histoiically tho antiquity of Free Masonry 
tho spider spins, as she pnaseH along the c »b| 
-' ieh she passes from one house ton »m 



g persist in sireh i 



s well I 



Even 



-rails of Jorico wore thrown down without ad 
!quatC natural moaus, and thereby all partiei 
vere assured of the presence of ao Oaiiiipolonl 
hand. In this fact thus revealed the Israel 
had more cause to take courage, and the 

f heart, than if those wails had beer 

cd to pieces by a modern battery of i 



oproiicl^or folly and fan 



while God is with us. The Cynoso 

ommeuced but there is need t 
uithould bo pushed from iiOiloi 



image of Batvl, the 
all the journalism 
ious, but apptobal 

This silence the n 



advice, infer that 



,ay the Apostles of 
To supply all this I 



ack of fidelity in the jour- 
, and lo produce a sciisa- 
this silence, and stop this 

■j, rc'-ijiu— tlio Cvno?CH>: 



funds ire needed t' 



nd murderers, should be reproduced, and an 
mple supply of tbcm provided. Tracts, t 
product of skill and care should be provided I 
llions, aod effectual measures adopted 



Masonry, while it was kept before tl 
people, drove Free Masonry out of eigh 
should hinder its doing the same again 

the serpent, may be accounted for, by the fm 

too political and not sufficiently r 
, cither or botb. These defects mu. 
i remedied. Books and tracts we mill 



.'ilu.lv 






This 



cd Into 



ie taken away, or history itselfbe Morganized • 
.11 knowledge of the past become dubious 

fabulous legend;, „ D( | „„ 
be lo3t. No wonder rtji 
tout tire light of Jlfslor, 
For true history is a fatal witness a K a.u s , ffW 
Uasonry. It baa only fables and fancies for it 
uld leave nothing, olse to Christian. 



l depcnd-i ii 



Alio the 
funds, Is a 


need of our cause which requires 
Bureau of Statistics, to collect f«u 1 


n rclatia 


to this whole subject. We need l» [ 1 


know tho 


umbers thut worship in Ike alua- 1 


bers ot In 


sgcry. The amount or taxes whlcb 1 


they exto 


l^ — liow many professed Chrlsiiunt 






orders, a 


d who they are— how many or our 


Senators t 


id Representatives and judges, and 1 


who they 


arc that belong to them, and H rju I : 


proportio 


of all public offices are Uld hi 1 


lodge men 


Again, ili 9 wanted tueolleetca^ 1 


>f Mason 1 


vci.-ejiK'e. 01 Md.onie LiVniii,,,, 



looking into the facts. Cliri 

!d the recording of all the pr 
i of the Gospel hy sending 11 

So wc must do. But all this r 



i pledged on the spat. 



ie terms of the pledges due. But the 
ilruiu others is still far below the ten 
thousand. Who will put their hand of help to 



ry day Ihe shout of glarl- 
Is Diana of the Eplie- 
and louder. And ;m" 
:k of the national dcniot- 
bld innundatlou of Infr 
oration, intern peran ti, 
itism, Infanticide, assisai- 



ton, and impun. 



, f.ih.1 



ind yet all those dark orders boast of Uicir 
jurifying and elevating power. They arc to Iw 
be refuge of safety when the tornado of cor- 
ruption leaves safety no where else. Swage 



lelcd i 



IBuv. 









ristlan c 



without 



nnd a cheat, that no p>ol u 



mendacity. For they havo not only i 



rrupllon, present themselves M- 

■cn stop lo ask whether their co- 
existence, is a merely accideatil 

ir wbethor they susUi" lo eacli 
Esoiublo relation of cause and ef 
ends of these orders regard I bci 






amazing activity; 


and our confident ht»|W " 




t lo destroy all this po«r 


of darkness, by tb 


e brightness of his coming- 


This thickening o 


f tho combat declares tlist 


What wo do we m 


st do quickly; for tho limt 


C^-Tl.e cultur 


Of the faculties is to («* 
in. -elf before ho can make 


he most of the wo 


1,1 in .villi Ii ho IS placed. 



:mper!al is the eausoofOhrisLltbas thus far been sus-dl the exploded traditions and pretensions, Wheu , euo , |Ul , ror abln(Io us hlniselfU 

ijor tho tatucd mainly by spontaneous nnd unpaid labor which wero^curront before the explosion of L b ^ t[ | ola p D i Q thai very OOnBrHnM '" 
t frauds of thieving rings— than In Orders of a?«rts and editors. Aa a Journal, It may t>e|l32o, bui to such audacity, ban this spirit of| u f [er , fl ni1i d e ,iruetton. 



. 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, JANUARY 11, 1870. 



Correspondence. 



.18 Lombard Block, J- 
Chicago, December IB, 18G0. 1 

i, J you a letter for publication from o 



:0UU t of licr 
',,...'. Your 






uitabte Tor school purposes We 
;s— but thiil would be impossible. 



long vrhile to join them, recommended Frc 
I oson 17 very highly to me. A Mason told 1111 

'.vi ri » us sending more so'ila !o hcl! than an; 






laper, to distribute 
people." We sen 



llieriog Masons 
and po«, 



mly spealdng) * 

lit, but the report m< 



«u (to all apt 



little tow 


1 of Favelteville, in Northw 
















iv friends no doubt would fa 




rniiGed, could they have U 








urn. sixteen years of age, oc 




r one of the benches. By 




pillow, and a little " we , 


Fpcoimer 


of a durkic, three months 



! picture? Tia reality, but 



colored school. 

"DURA Pti 



Wc feel the 



nc friend, by talking and lending 
' " ' Masonic boolis, has roused up the 
*°P>e of Modford, to searcn Mid 



""i. I sli.,l| i, R |ud beyond ul! dcaerip- 
'" Words o( encouragement from Mrs. S. 
A 'len, 1,1,0 i„ „ camel worker in the 
''•Masonic cause Sho send- thei 






plead with me fi, 



almi.lo Buggoationa and an account 
cdicatioo of a. Masonic Temple, from 
.0 take tlio .following: 

" KsossiXTitt^ Dec. 10, l 

Editor Craoauiu*: 

•' The Free Masons 



l pla< 



sdedic 



ron by 



thy i 



weight, down to the home or the devil, wbt 
t originated. The members say Masonry 



Hi. only : 



God so loved the noi 

[fc Son. Of all men that 
jvc. i'ut love seeks to i.npa 



ipart, why deny that light to the ignorant 1 
it has bounty to bestow, why withboid ii 

that person* lacking the qualification; 
ecificd, would not be of use to that body. 









The fall term closed with an exhibit 
ao evening of December 21st, The Chapel 



personified in 
'ringing and bowhi; 



a lady labeled "Popular 



nhisb.uk by two mlliana, hiboled "M;v 
nd "Popery." In the back ground, apr 
tall young lady, labeled "Christianit. 



ted "Marking 
.ceof Collog. 



rects of tli 


e Borough, with little white 


. U...I .(1,1, tl, - [..01- =. K 


7;S 


ore befitting a company 


tain principles or modes of 


boys tha 


grown men. Tho speaker 


' '" ' 1 ' tie 


mfdwert 


verv much upon the obliga. 


esteemed as of high impor 


t, by saying 


And thought he displayed 
he would tell us the secret 


Gospel breathes. In the on 


be said the 


right to know it, and re- 


ES33:p 


New York 


m their fellow-citizen, "Wm. 


But tho Gospel require, h 


lose banded 


together by secret obliga- 


pbutic command., .11 tl.o.o I 



FRIENDLY 






good reason why you should be opposed ii 
1 your public movements. That order ha 

t of the hands of tho people, and suovertei 



aggro 






ie buildir, 



lydrn-headed nionst 
,oth Church and St 
f society, we sec 



of the human family. 
iors our courts, profanes 
equal human rights. In 



1 scaled in blood." The ecalee 

narc signifies— "We miaaato 
ith and depth of every man's 

irk Circle that the treasury of 



id operations of this order, wt 
of tho Peace, disregarding tbeii 
and tho clear letter and spirit ol 



Iso, Constables run- 



brother, if that brother in gain 
In tbo operation, but breaking up tin 
lerman is going toTrtn. 



.fully in secret soeieti 

retain, at least, a 1 
Their badges and c 



o these words, he added. '* T..Tulin,y t 
nnuded you." The messages of the 



body of men to monopoli: 
dl the light wh 









The Gospel soldier wins 1 
in the armor of light. Sect 



.ddress 






most sedulously concealed from public view 

jly, the? most earnestly strive not to tend 

cret societies, according as they adopt lb 
inciple olsecrocy.moro or less fully. 
In all therespeots n 



.ii.citlii:-.. 






re in the 
ingsoflli 

, and upon 



ite to that of the Gospel. Tbo whole effort 
ieep from the knowledge of all men save a 

made the controlling feature of a society, 
continually stimulates and gives ciorcisc, and 
cased strength to men's natural solfish- 



ia neither Jow nor Greek, the 
neither bond nor free, there in neither 
oor reinalei for Je are a" one in Christ Joi 



Christ. Under 



But, from its very nature it so appeals to the 
Ifishncss of the heart, and so little holds, 



mcuking, young folks can g 






rand Lodgo of Massachusetts 

■-slono will great pomp, and t, 
tnti-Uasonie agent, ten years 

jusandsofdollarsliavcbeeiipa 



piired 'Our Pilgrim Fathors I Whe 

ly!" arc hereby informed that tlioy a 
ore' At least such would look to 1 
y of it, judged by the success of Mr. W 
:sident of tho Pilgrim Society, who 

out ovor Plymouth Itook, and has giv 



Tom sprang to his aid, but he was too late. 
The squall struck their sail, and over she 
:nt, to leeward. Tho mast came out, and 

good swimmers, and their light, duok 
clothes were but flight impediments (0 their 
striking out freely. 

Billy clung to the boat, and tried lo climb 
up on it, but it was round, and wet, and slip- 
pery, (may be tli 



40 



U. L. Kellogg aud W. P. Shaw, §3,00 each. 
Lewis Ketchum, J. E. Gates and 0. Hatch, 
84.00 oachj C. D. Bradley, $4.30; S. Mohler 
Gantzckoir, SB.CO each j Jaa. Mc- 
Austiu Johnson, $9.00; l[ r . Bald- 
B. D. Pease, $20.80, 
-J. M. DowfcfiMson, ftl.Oi'i; First 
csbjterian Congregation, Pbila- 



.Mj.'ii 



-. T. r, Siev, 



i g htsidoup)andhccouidn'tj Light onltasory and 
Oddfellowship, 



Q for the rock, Billy" 



fely on the firm rock that 



down to Dary Jones's.' 

m the boys were all right 



gales. Either may wreck us, and there 
of being tost and ruined. Undor 
y a little skill' -.hat carries all a boy's 



One morning littlo Lula, waa playing on hi 
amma's bod. Standing up as stiff an 
raight as a Chinese doll, she would play tin 



soft [ 






Drdcr, 



; judge, wo: 
own, especially 



and kept in with the slave-holder 






n, in reply to "Fair Hay." w 
special plea for secret societies 
is a strong one. We make a brief 



\un and dues is the same as cast in bank. 
Their own figures will show that of the mono; 



tlo brown shoe heels mixed up an 
10WJ ruffles, pulled the fainting lady 
Get right off tho bed, Lula dear," sa 

iiisi spendidl only if mn 



islcad of the soft |>|]lQwa I 

,ot board aud nearly fain to 
10 hurt herself badly. Hc6 



MINUTES 

Aurora Christian 

CONVENTION, 



Minutes of the 
National Christian Convention 

PITTSBURG-, 

National Christian Association 

Opjio.«d,oSro«SM.ll..,Me, 

mnUou receipt ofurlec, 

EZRA A. COOK. 

Scatter the Documents. 

SECRETISM: l„ relation lo flio Prnily or 
the CJiiire.Ji, mid tlio Safety of tile Slate. 



Light on Free Masory, 



.ight on „ 
a, I bclit 



■ ofully, "auor ou 

;einT;tliy tin' 



C5T Matter !» tho fIiii.Iow ol 



K. S. Dickiosoo. 2G cents; C. W. Itnggals 
) cents; N. It. Johnston, E. W. Pcttys, Kid. 
. 3- Flory and Nason Boyt, 50 cents each ; 
imes S. Gossolin, A McConnoll, J. A. Maek, 

C. Myers and F. A. McLontli, CO cents each; 



M. Lipselt, W. Tilling, j«t. \ 

rarriman, Peter Cook, Weal 
nail, S. Mills, Samuel 1-ov 
all, J. K. IIoeiMo, E. T. Cua 






one thing and anothei 



dor, S. I! 


AlloQ, J. M. Merrill, -I 




n, Chester Urigas, It 




"m. Danforth, G. L 


V Smith 


James Baird, S. Sim 


Ua vices, 






Roy. S. D. Stone 


,dlo, Mi, 




i.^lv. Th 


mas Baker, T. King, D 




enter. John II. Bald- 


Evan J 


,cs. J..hn HcColtougl, 



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4:1 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, JANTJRARY II, 1*711. 



Dblsh- 



(II'ESTIONS FB' 



t the "Union Lens 



wrrt s 


richj of tho Wiisoni-- IvprV 


3. Lla9 




mvof flio Republic?" 






nl betn 


COD Ibc Inltor nod tbc " K 


ore," t 


to ninth dogroo iu Mnso 


ponen 




woJcm 


entaof Ancient Fr^ Mas" 


l-n'i J 


Jdrcss in I'hilu.lel|.lii.., I 


!. Aie 


tho Good Templars now s 


I eoale 


Jirllh theso other so'er'ot 


S, Isn 


t n grand consolidation In 




cal and military power t 


<.:>,<■; \ 


not probablo? 



If yet. or. 

Why doeitherjo 
a clumsy fabrics 
downright iilaspbr. 



Sptak or, " vnlue llasoary-' 
rou or ihey rolue that which 
excluding 



Ilt'am Abiff 

■re and design of Masonry, while hastily 
ing through its crafty nnd bewildering 

ng and scrutinizing Ihe whole 
quiet study? Moreover, you, perhaps, 

i: yen, and (or years, carefully 6tudiod 
fan of ilsorijrfn, design and wrtiitg : and 
in Ibc light of Its own and other historic 
rd9, which arc Indisputable. Could you 
jtigftte and analyze, na I liave done, cren 
uliad ihe rxinterialia your study? Would 
submit to such labor, and incur tho con- 



• Die 



and receive tho I 



xc.'odiii^ eoi 

our literary c< 

good opiuion 



: done? Or would tou 
it lis, attend the lodge, 



of a jealous and prying world. 

Upon these, and similar inquiries, I bar 
often neked — What gity? comes of Masonry 



?rodui 






id importance, wl[a tho imposing eWac 
and Ugh pretensions of the Institution 1 
er could answer thcae qucsliooa, myself, 
' ncror found a Mason who could answer 
. On the contrary, I thought I Fair posh 
;rlls refilling from tho Institution. I saw 
bmebta formed, which evidently tended to 
of the deep' 



ni(y. I , 






; of ti 
>ralily, 



<, not merely bumble, 
train of Masonry, but filling its 
high places, wearing its ttingly and priestly ti- 
HOrting n controlling influence in Ita op- 
in, nji'l rti.nnping upon it their own eiiarac- 
I saw mnuy a real Christians eo deeply 
absorbed in Its mysticism!, as to majiifcat a 
tendency of mind to substitute Masonry 
gion ; while many an unprincipled profli- 
gate fancied that h 



i tho 






ind the prelude 



Hi|iiiiH the '!<'i.T;;-'".'1 i 



. It w 


jr 


cly loy 


ret to a 


pport 


the Got 


hat is 


selfis 


i comb 


nilitary 


basis 


and is 


e GoTcrnmen 


. Car 



irmy, to enrich then,sclvt>. 
Like tho above, 'to Knigljl 
Dry, and other permanent 



They are seeking for 



forfeit your life. If you say 
eeognizM as a good Mason, 
i thereby set God at defiance, 



r lying and deception, and il 

, lie who adheres (u lin^oi.ry. 
.0 man nor the christian. 0,! 
id for your soul's sake, shake | 
; nnd f bo a man.nstlo eb>- ; 
nil' bo tnilf frank: ' -- 3 



around itself. And I saw distiueiiona made, 
in various waye, between the initialed and the 
Uninitiated, having no foundation In my broad, 
and fixed, arJdjusIIy valued principle oMuiumd 

I need nut add that I have always been op- 
posed to Masonry; and 1 can scarcely feel it 
necessary to say that the revelations of the last 
three years have greatly deepened 
streugf'.coc-d my previous convictions 
feelings with regard to the institution. 

through a glass darkly, I now 



l]l>,!<:.'1 JO! 



the lodges to which the-: 
dorersj belong, put upoi 



SjCynosure Tracts . capmaign document! 

lore i SOW PITBr.rsHKTl 

The Mystic Tie 
■i i' i ii 

Free Masonry, 

!A League with the Devil. 



;:;. wriT.vr.n. wi.-.a.,-,,, 



I,idniij.|n>r.( lint 
the penoltici i 
:on priilrMCi.Lv 



ind cherished them 113 



chold 






lotcd I 



been drawn into the Inst 
onnoctcd with it, has in 
i the disclosures conccr 

cmonies which shoidd 
r objections, and oiont 

)oglhoc 



, full aod unhesitating, not merely 
■sncssoflho Institution, but of 
tendency— o( its Incompatibility 
mius and spiiit ol 
if tho duty of all, 



general investiga 
deep impression i 



ogton 



;'. Well, the grand ^t->3il 
ill, is that way. Qo Wash' 
rurcwell Address-' 
association;. - ,, All . 



acter ^' iindc-r whatever plan 
^^^% with the real design to rftii 
tmmtcract OT "tec, the regnlur .k!il-< 
action of Hie constituted author J til 
struclivc of this fundamental p 
Union for the common good) r 
tendency "— " that they become/xu 



by* 






in, subvert the powi 



of 



eign. Dntble 
reign mptem 



at band. You say tl 
wllii regard to Mas 
given as Masonry, is 



■an tho people do 



Tour years, lie icpliod, 
it is. We have tho Pros 
the legislatures, the courts 






oijoy, and defend It? And why do ; 



,■ j.i iictrutilo i:< 
exclusion froi 
part" of tho 



offecrually coocoallni 



;',ly, and o.virj of, .,„■} wiaSRth I 

s has been dono in the very, b«^_»' 
hi try — in defiance of, i;a k.S*-J, n j e | 
a vigilant, magistracy—^ ^fo^ cf 



my understand:^:: m n.o: 
lUgu for mo to know that 

■e been perpetrated by 






who still belong to the instil 
reluctant in attendance at < 
int|y indisposed, to testify ;"- 

d into difterent Stales of the Ui 
baTO been oj>prts«iof proccGsbe'- 



.yedfromi^.c^ ftboo(f , i>c 
l - vcaca ^ ! ;:'-- Jll d that the.c" occur 
bec 5. 53- Numerous and various, as 
V^'.-ef, that they arc the result o 
v'duJ ^flbrt ulonc, and have evinced tl 



off and murdered lor 



onry. Tho only t 
fairly understood, 
o tho rights of a f 



appci 



ing M. 



in the fact that thepci 
of tin' deed, nilli their aiders and al 

•,n.ltr'-i<>f-'! 'it ■• They supposed them 

to be eiecuting, according to their fai 

st import, tho laws of the iustitutioi 

J/bioii,'— reputable Masons — Ihorouah 

sons. They had taken tho oaths. 



mo far 



ized to thoir admit 



Thev h:i 



They well understood their admit 
They bad often heard the otiorge! 
prutended ciplain and qualify them 
entered fully into tho spirit of Mi 
tboy could not bo supposed to l 
ruistalica upon a fiucstlon involving so lerioi 
a matter us the life, or even the Utterly of an o 
fending brother. And yet these woro the me 
who deliberately deprived a brother of bis III 
crty and 



v JH-liIied a 






ho rourdor of Morgan, l 



.' And why thould tbey not ho cipcllcd if, 
s protended, they acted without Masoni 
jority? Can those lodges declare in stroni 



not belicvo that llmonn i.nti.ori'-' Hie 
I of the life of an offending brother. I h 
w only to do with those, who, by their < 



Ami I find st. 



of this in the re| 
fork, of John. C. 
.nthority of that State, 
igatluus relative 

of Morgan. Mr. i 

he possesses "no 

that the members 



then 



lenct 



m mil murder 
lify the belief 



Tl,i«i,.«,jc»„ li «Iit,lcHi.l»r,, .l,o»ln 6 : 
'he SLODEns AND ODSCUnE OKIGIN'-DES 
POTIC AND CXCniHSTIAX CHARACTER, 
4XD RF.VOLT1NO AND Rr.ASPHEMOnS 
OATHS OF FREE MASOXRV, AS PROVED 
BY ITS OWN ORATORS, AUTHORSj AN'Di 



DEPOStTORY. 

CA'PilOODE Of HOOKY 



iappoinloiliiittn.tri.il ot 1'ETF.R t 
LUCIA COOK ,il Elkhnrt, InJ., trltl 

! Pnionnoo^aooi.^ 8,ooph 
MINUTES 



he also says- 


"The difflcultie 


my path in t 


is undertaking 


orruidablo n 




discovering 




slight means 




attendance : 


3d, from their 



s of Mas 



Why 



lepeni 






promptly stopped forwar 
pvfrr pos-ibb: a!. I in bringing tho 

ed mind does not perceive in nil this, pain 
evidence, that the crimes which an " esten 

:recn from punishment," Maionry regardi 
■iot ieorihy of pimisfmuat ? 
: have thus far Bpoken of the constructor 
ich J/aaoiU havo given to tbo penalties ir 
istlon. Ia my ntet number I will look a lit 

'Few things more strongly indlcato the ecu. 



Ished by the IoIIor 


ng oj 


rother Luka EasthiB 


n,''°a B 


"Hail Masonry I), 

Long may'st thou 
Where'er thy lodge 
May ihey have gre 



A foretuste o 
"Still loudei 






tropho? WiH i 



they conceived 
:arrylng liliu off. 
jtcmplatc, as the 



Wore they s" sdiorl 
sighted as to unagino that Morgan would "stay 
put," in any piano in which thoy could pat him, 
sliort of tho grave? Cduld tboy aspect that 



.in of eDUrM anderftood to mean, that all 

.del, l <.i]i|.-..l,rl, ddvihi.l Of etm.niteJ Iu 

oib of Morgan, were guilty ol his murder. 
rrutated Wg ^ A] j ^ 



MASONRY. 



Uy ii>Ai,i';\. 



Why am I Opposed to 
MASOJSTEY P 

BY OrR CORRESPONDENT. " ANTIMA- 



Extracts froia &>; Monic 

Oaths andPes^ties, BS 

Sworn tr, by the 

CiT«»^ Lodge of 

...hode Island. 

* ft 60 ol. nor 100 O SI 00 Dot lOufl 
..,*«.. per i.»i, or *t,oo pci iuoo 



GIFINO HIS AND nis FATHER'S 

Opinion of Free Masonry. 

( 1831. ) 

Hon, James Madison's Letter, 

GIVING HIS 

Opinion of Free Masonry. 



Satan's Gable Tow. 



MINUTES 



opposed ?o SECRor "Societies, 

Balmy; 

PITTSBURG' 



\lwi. Ki.'t,,..;l 
•'■■■•■. toqeilie. 



I, a Seceding 
■nteenll. He- 

proceed- 



TIIE COXSTITrTIti 

Mstiali 

Stt'lTt SOClotiSS, Hi 



SECRETISM. : 



Safety of the State. 

ne>v S vo. Pauipblot of 24 pp. It Iren 



ishod by order ol" tln> Ai 
onofLo-doesCo., Miss. 
C. FEEUSTER, 1 
:.[ TAPLEV, ■ K. 



Truths for the People. 

A Work for the Times, 
' FREE MASONRY 



MURDER 
WM. MORGAN, 

Dr. John L. Eniery, 



-. TOUNTV, WIS. 



Mrs. Lucia C. Cook, 
SOU- TRITE: Sin j-le 'Copy,! ttyttf. 5 Copies ; 



HENRY L. VAXANCE. 

CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, 

88 La Sallo Street. 



Finney on Masonry, 

is't Finney 



Host work of his life. HE SEEMS ) 
• Sl'KAKING OL'T (.U' KTKIINll'V. 



Light on Free Masonry, ^ d «'^ '^f^ 



iii.Mnn; <.. 

Tbo wliolo 

p-i^i hitcli rt 



i ki;vki. 

OD FELLO] 

THE CRAH'. 



The Masonic Conspiracy 



SECRET SOCIETIES. ^X*L% 



DAVID MACPILI,, 



S'bo 

Tl.l.l. .i.lll.i 



iV "l,''.l|' 



CHRISTIAN BAPrW'l 
Campaigu Dbonmen''' 



lie 




OPPOSED TO SECRET SOCIETIES. 



EZRA A- COOK, PUBLISHER, 38 LA SALLE ST] 
VOLUME 2- 



" 111 secret have I said nothing-" — Jesus Christ. 
CHICAGO, TUESDAY, JAUARY 2:>, 1870. 



[FORTNIGHTLY AT $1 A YEAR. 



WHOLE NUMBER 38. 



The Christian Cynosure. 






inscriptions l 



To tilt ftlilor of the Chicago Tribune t \ 

Will yon allow me n word upon iho subject 
\ petition, drawn up by one of our most inflw 



■t by referring it to the Building C 



e put down with, n laugh or it trick. Wha 
ighthas that one association among all th 

criptlon upon our public buildings,' built by 
a\ upon Iho mass of the people * Suppose m 
ir.u iliTiuiiiinatioiL, tl.e Congregational, should 
tome forward and assume the right to in 
..iblic building " A- I'. R. 240," tho y 

first Cnngrogalioiinl church i" this 



Ply, 



Riplists, oi' Catholic-, should = 
i-.iJQeoa which arc the common 



riptions. Nor does the use of a 



public or p 


ivnte ,loc„ 


ncnl would h 




ulidlty dale 


J oceortin, 


to dnt ehr 


notogj 


t'tirislondoi 


- .,,,1 no o 


hit is leeil 


nmtc i 


civil affairs. 




..-nmption , 


ll,r„s 


ing aside th 








"a olrqndy 


oggostel, 


(Tensive to t 
convictions 


„°r z 


sgSr 


,, . ri 6 W 1 


now 1,™, S 1, 


-S 


nolle 1,, tl, 


c.nrauorf 


rlhcrijmoo 


iMon 



he order, whip!, wus displaying itself, much ' 

tea within that eornor-slonr, was engravi 
ike insignia of Mnsonry. 
What right had that single relation Lh 

the Pilgrims bad any open or secret affiliati* 

are so repugnu "t toth^vc"^" of Turif. 
■sro? PHH.U rAltl'F.NTKK 



"o man has n T | g |,l to make. No n 
'■ght to ask a man to make It. No 
"iiully bind himself lo perform any 

'"ust first know what it is. in order 

"Hht and 

•illiliOlda from n candidalo for udminion 
"'mbcrshlp iho very (aula upon which CO 
'tionco noeds losit in judgmoni. It does u 

pit* ka mu.t tt,*.i .olemnl, promise to L« 
e » **.ng a pledge W |,irh Includes more tb 



ke another in its place. Did no', sin c 

ir world in such a wav as (his? 

Is it said that the testimony of II:..,.. 



in its proper sphere, » 

roper sphere, it docs q< 
„ut of that sphere. No 



to do whatever other men told him hi 
I consistently do. He has given ever; 

a conscience to decide what is light an. 









his political . 

ecirion of some 



limitation? Wh 



lis knowledge of the i 



l.l-.tlT 



akc. But no such limitation is made. 
crct society would dare leave to the indi' 
dual conscience tho performance of its op- 
opriatc work in this way. Is not the divinely 
ppoiuted judge of right and wrong thi 



Kme 






.1 ;l ,,d goo.l 
o.ng ,, B..t 



murder. Peter denied his Master. Con 

ow all such reasonings arc fallacious an. 
duct to false conclusions. The necessity 

vil in secret societies. The necessary condi 

mrality. They require a candidate to decid. 
question of duty while studiously withhold 



upon 



judgm 



How revolting to Mabommedau; 
the proportion to shut the Koran . 



ally will both cooclu 



of tho fruit, cocking a double -barreled gu 

and pointing it at bis breast. The gentlemai 

who is not used to being cuwed in that wa; 

opened his coat and told the young man t 

, advancing upon him in a resolute mitnnc 



of the Poacc and fined twenty dollars an 



cl society. Tl 


. only 


nfo 


ct societ,. 15 


ho »n. 


,f 



*e of public lilierty. lie professes io bclonr 
recable, and the rewards of which may bi 






D for holding the officce, or serving the in 
iong men of character and standing. Tin 






\!uK l.KAMi \\ AKLiKN 



Tho simple fac 
d that on the 


















men accept, Is to c 
high ; and, in order ti 



iew specloa of sol flab Idolatry and pagai 






, 103 t and largest conceptions of 
tendon, accepts the Bible's roprei 
of Ilim. and hence, in tho judgment o\ 
endow, to shut the Bible out ■ 

sense, bo to shut God out ofit. Surely, surely, 
tho loss in such a compromise would bo gr< " 
than should bo incurred Tho poor so. 
peace, which tho school would get in oxeh, 
for the Bible, would not pay for this low. Tho 



rriblo ordeal without 
nd and body'enough 



■i, :.u ■ them Only one 



; riieUpl.vsi.om-peal. of .,i 





David T. Miller, entitled " tlli.sl rntion.i o 








thrco Brat degrees of Speculative Free H,i 






tM.tnr-.phys. 




out names* thereto. We certify ,iecording t. 






•hclmi* InltU 


Entered Apprentices— Piatt ?. Bcocli, Item. 




Peck. David 0. Miller. 








Master Masons— Leonard B. Roso, George 








Rdmond Badger, Orssmus Bowers, .fasoi 




Oration, .lames C.rcy, Benjamin Cooly, fino 




Bachelder, A. E, Hutcblns, John Tomliuaon 




Samuel D, Grcon, PolatUli Dewy, Adum Rich 




mond, David Wobb, John Ainmock, Jame 




Taylor, William W, Phelps B. BllHf). 




Mark Master— Solomon Southwlck. 




Royal Arch Masons-Miles P. Lampion 






o. Many of my people hr.d t 









nan or boy caught with a pistol 
to he hoped that some mci 



a poor people, and feci greatly 



ge, and would he glad of any clothing foi 
hem or myself. 

,oedy, I am yours in Christ, 

W. T. WARD. 
To Qeii. C. H. HoiviRn, Western Seorctan 






But one of the boys, quite a young f«s». Doi 



We SCDU jou 



* doing for society 



seldom— perhaps never— 
before. Thoy aro incre 



i by copying their eiample, 
Born and bred in a smoky atmosphoi 



our minister, in order to sec 
"Do you feel yourself t- 



jhts Tomplnre and [lluitrlOUB Knights ol 
tho Cross— Anthony Cooly, Cophus A, Smith, 
,ua P. naaoall, Hollls I'ratt, Uerl>orl A. 
Head, Janres Ballard, John Hiis.-nll, 



A REQUEST: 

the special nltenti 



Jeranton, or the mfi 

on, Pennsylvania, to 

t is From an old am 

wsalbly he may under 

lomcthing about Masonry, when he 

ias been publicly arraigned, tried, a 






Morgan's hook wan correct 
they testify, a whole row of them, fromlhoir 
Fcrent degrees, "solemnly and unequivo- 
cally," to Us truth. Haven't we got Ihc 
io BtulT, friond Scranton :• Uaa"t yuu 
bellove it? But hold on, a little, and we 



Maaoi 



f Free Maions, opposed 












■rlly, » 



.1 here 



10 whoso Initiatory ceremony is secret.) 
any member or prononcr of our Church 
shall bo found, connected in any way with 
i soololy shall bo admonished to sunder 

nbor, ho shall bo so admonished by tho 
\ohcr In charge. If a preacher or eihor- 
by the presidiniiE elder. If a 
siding cldor, by the Bishop ; if a Bishop by 
presiding elder or the district In which 
i Bishop may reside. 

•fliich offending person f.iils to comply will, 
admonition within sU rrontha after it in 
in, he shall bo reporled to tho class, quar- 

|,i- ,„.,„,. Pfaned fro.i, the record and he 



do lunger considered a mem 









lug lo Sections 10 & 20 of lh>- disoiplinc." 
The Presbyterian adds " It is said that I 

by tho Catholics, Friends, Free Will Baplii 
Ftte Mission Baptists, Free Method!: 



osbyte 



Unit 



nd discipline, so that while In theory con- 
■.!;:. Mmorin and Ddd Follow:..— .Uiorialt I'm- 






ir.d good order. 



■inciples of justice 

iljourncd. until, 1 
;lock P. M. 
During the adjourn ram, t, Salomon South 









ustead of hoi"K in friiling anil feeble 
heolth, as has been rumored, is preaching with 
med eye aud nnabatod force, the Word 



trading Inlluonces and I 
ich divorl them from tho ot 
t iboy might know nothing 



ule-k testifring against 



" And if so on whom shall I 
fulfilled, "Tbcy that despise 



Hroili'-r Finney ever preached with 






4=2 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, JANUARY 25, 1870. 



The Christian Cynosure. 



of February next, fit 2 o'cloc 
he lime of the Cincinnati Annive; 

■Giod along with other importer. 

ia hoped every member of the Con 

-eport promptly, by letter or in pe 

J. BLANC HARD, Chairman, 



A CALM AND PINAL Mil ■ \ I,. 
Editor o( (lie Ctsosuke to do with opposinj 

does not relate to my associates. 

In ISCG, the Master or Wheaton Masonh 
Lodge, prosecuted me as President of Wheaton 
College, for suspending a student, who, a 

Our Circuit and Supreme Courts sustaim 



n »f t>W, but inverted by men for 



ialli/, art Geutilt t .-->■'. '.</., 



would ha 


e to oppose 


t or become u 


popu 


lot only with the Maso 


nic multitudes, 


but 


he chore 


hes themselv 


es. Th.it U a 




Of the l 


housands on 


housands paid! 




win lor 


ts eighteen eo 


imiia of advcit 


some 


which cr 


wd out, and 


compel Db. it 


vto 


for jaw 


ing, Home M 


issionary matte 


(in 


Advance 


appletuent.) 
ons(!!) Isa 






contribut 




nds 










to Dr. P 


tton by Chi 


ago Free Ma 


onsl 


myself pa 


d Dr. Tatton 


Pittsburg Nati 


nal 




typo. IfFr 


ee Masons sho 


ildc 


lo advert 


so in the Ad 


ana, as tbey 


woul 


its cdHo 


r heartily 


pposod their 


3rdo 


would of 


oursc, cause 


him loss and rr 


ake 


trouble, 


I am abusing 


nobody and cor 


plai 


.i>r<^ 


Kj.bnt stati 


E aimple facts 
erly opposed i 


yPc 


rcsolutio 


and perttmc 


tig ridiculed, b 


ow-b 



them trouble, by compelling th 
.uud on the subject. This was th 

*>, they jell without stopping to ec 
>or churches opposed Free Masonr 

e friendship and support of the Masoi 
rear (1866) I went to Norwich Co. 



ciety to rtjtet my rtqvtlt. Dr. PaUtm 
on, of tiw letter: Dr. Baldwin, Scerctoi 
luc College Society, told inc that the « 



Well— The College Society, r, 
>ui letters from those brethrer 
■quest to collect _ftY« thousand < 
'rof. Webster to the College, i 
nd collected a little moro tha 



r oppo. 



And while I was doing this. I, at the sugges- 
ion of J. P. WiUUton Esq., of Northampton, 
■ ent to get a tract against secret societies 
ublisbed by the Am eric an "'"Tract Society Dos- 

nd endosred by Dr. Blanehard of Lowe 
pproved verbally, by Drs. Blagden, A 



mtyo 



<f Dost 



inlty to whom I read tho Andovcr paper. 
then took to Israel P. Warren, Secretary ol 
t society which had troubled tho New Eng- 



s by 8 






nich " butter no parsnips"— though I pie: 
c Andovcr Fatuity's request which I sho 
1 them— though I told them that (J, 1 

ayer meeting verbally, in tho presence of 
Inisters of Boston and vicinity, endorsed 



icha 



est for a 

t Secretary Warren's 

own nand, rtad it to mt, and I 
vtnum\ And though, in April 
I same Secretary Warren, assure 
i Boston Tract Society would e> 



.ugh : 



rfuUy 



i typo, 



They encouraged me to apply a second t 
.he College Society, and a second lim 
locicly rejected Wheaton College, by a 



ished the report in the Xorthem Itlinoian. 1 
till have copies of that report, which a 
an bare, by sending me (be postage 



Wheaton College (and by them publii-t 
the Northern Eltnoian of December 23 

by its President, Rev. J. Blanehard, in 

lion of his institution by the College Society: 

ourselves— in company with the College S( 
ciety, the Rev. Drs. Sturtevant, Deiter, Quia 
T. Baldwin, Ray Palmer, and Other gcntlemc 
at the East and West— are BO gross in cbara. 



ilanderer of his brethren, oi 



of truth througbou 
llancbird a recklc 



lal. The New Haven " 
Tditor of College Couraru 



uighl liaiv I. run Maloly h-h I 



cts, and the temper of mind from which 
■oceed is of audi a sort, that any det 
iply would be out of place. Others 
think differently, but, for our part, we de 
e challenge to a controversy about the 

11 probably, without aoj vindication 



HENRY WHITE, 
WILLIAM PATTOK, 



Deiter, D. D.,) published thej above, 

1 now, so late as December 30th, 
■eaifr/cdltor.Dr.Patton.who.inthe 



editor of the CrNosons will now eitl 
unqualifiedly his double charge or 

concerning tho above, I remark: 
brief respectful statement of facts, 
conceived to be facts, to Dr. Dcil 

had oalled on mo to vindicate myi 



By order of my (Aurc 



iracy would lead 



1 tho pretense of "charity" 



■o-uIioiim! pulpit;, in tho foSi-jmu^ 

Brookline, Northampton, Brookflel 
ington, Bridgowater, Foiboro, Norl 
ii, West Brookfield, Plymouth (Leclui 









(. Tylm 



■gatio-iallst i Rev. Robert Patterson, 
Presbyterian; Philo Carpenter, Esq., W. 
H. Bradley, Esq., T. M. Avery, Esq., Hev. 
ent Burrougha, of Chicago (Baptist) 

Drs. Spalding, Ido, Tarboi, Hall and Re 

, of Chelsea, Massachusetts ; U 



kked aspersions, if their charges against m 

>irit, and, so far as possible, the letter t 
hrist's requirement, I make this proposltio 



fl CINCINNATI ANMVKRSABT. 

York, January Gth, 1870. "Our Anniversar 
falls on Wednesd ly and Thursday^the 20th and 
i of May, but could he moved backward oi 
forward a Tew days, so as to connect with th. 
■ i-Socret Association. We should be very 
I to have them fall together, as our mem 
i would then have on opportunity to a 1 

ho above is from the editor of the America 
•tin., one of the best papers in this couutr 
cb stood lor Christ through tho slaver 



ist., writes: " We should get out a cireulai 
ferences, presbyteries and synods ; (hen e 

f every kind." 

ireliminary meeting is already callc 



mcl D.Greene, Esq 



We learn from the Christian S/atam, 
lis winter bo held in the city of Pittsb 
mending the U. S. Constitution by inserting 
i tho preamble a recognition of Christ. 

The principle of tbis movement is 



Eton. But when t 
of adultery, treaso 



ing, at Mt. Vernon, Ohio, ( 



hJ-.,', .ire c.ii;..-d U, -■[,,li:r 



of 2f M0a ry l replies to Mr. 



such building a 



we see no reason why the Mormon; 
should not put on their emblems, if they ha\ 



i to the Puritanism of the Pilgrim 
Plymouth Rock, the less said about it 

Jr. The purity of Christianity Is what all 
bnlanced minds love; but the fani 
ia descendants of the Plymouth Ho< 
plo will not bear tho light, and there ia 

ore of what is called moral philosophy in 



othei 



the minority, and to see that minority 
o a majority, too often to be cast down by 
)h a beginning of the struggle in the II 
Charch. 

the resolution of tho Miami Wcsleyan Coi 
once, which wo took from tho proceedings of 
that body as published by the America 

laiaa olhYinlly, was not adopted by tho 



•pla; 



Wesleyan Conference for hi 



right. 



'oufcrence. It adopted no Mich resohit 



tome lessons by which they shoul 



ithful reproof shal 



Most of our readers will remember Rary, the 
orse-tamer ; how he would take a youn 
orse, and tame him right down in a few 
ilnutes, 50 that ho would never bo wild again. 

oprcssion, upon the noblo young animal, by 
leans ol physical force, mingled with k 



scntment. It was a glor 



Instead of being u horse-tamer, hi 
:amor. In the practice of his dla 
and by the means of daggers, skill 



rs again in public, 1 

tho villainous wi rt . r.ullor 



raent, or of manly Inc 



'l > ' 1 ' no Ilk","' 


"loo 


"'""r mc'"'"-.^" 1 "'' " 


IHHSSBtrS 




"SiFSr 


Xor un he henceforth ele.ilv percei 


moml 


States elviU guatanUi to ev 


.lilforcnce, thouc.li Sln.onic ch.tlty i. no 
tike Christian cimrite than the pa 


n,"e" 


can form of government," 


hi™rLiisi.",°p,i'imirhir, l n» 6 i''t , l e," 


fear 


gross, has not President G 


tndhope; so violently, suddenly, anil nr 
jsrrcd upon by a set of cunning knaves 

religious ideas, and falsehoods! Having 


fully 


government for the freed m 


violently subjected to the powers ot p 


n'ipt 


u i, ,.p.„.d t„z;,7, 



enty 



centripetal license. Hearing, s< 
igion, ho went forth from his native village 
k with nim the new kind of worship. Thh 
native village a new religion. He kne« 



t sly and crafty. Tins faculty „f „" 



rely develop id, 
vhole history of the world a mi 



blood, at interval?-, •luring the nliulo period r 
icen and aro yet well supplied with t nf R 






thf.u-jhtk-.^nicii niit_'li! -.ijni.j-,. 
should read Tire CimisriAN C 
light on the oonnpiraci 



ot, Chicago, III,, fortl. | 
E. J. CHALFANT. 



There is glorious news of the 
mighty workings of the Gospel leave 

Rev. (Jeorge Penrce, forty-three ] 



Igorous. "Tho I 
English) headed I 



iCom 



Manchester, England, i 



an religion, and that i 1 



the lodge which ho helped to establish, an 
■mparatively unsophisllcaled people, 



on another larger set of ignora 
lade use of rcli-ious pretenses fo: 



led to all church-building, of whalci 
the temple of Christ, according to hi 



rail, by whirl, temple 
isands of dollars each, he, this man 

ship, is now opposed to all Christian 









Dear Jlrulhcr:— May Cod hlos-i vox ii 
labors to spread light in this dark laud, 
becoming a reader of the Ctnoschs 
been pleased with the fearless man 



jumardepond that Isliall^biit 
* line, until we have victor' 01 



N O T I C E S. 






■ecelpt of ten 



reading the light and logie Uiey ooit'ni". " 



i in our worldly 

ror every two papers that you want. Wc wmr'"' ^ "' ' °" S '" tlic olb ' 

tern until our supply I. e»hau,ted,| jgr Tha mri?n M „„,, , 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, JANUARY 25, 1870- 



ce, and t 
m or tern] 
rely, from 



lo well orders, every tiling they plonse— then 

false assumption to start with, is sure to lend 
ns (o a false and ruinous issue. Il was in the 
light of this plain principle that we wished to 
any a word ohout Rro. YarritigtonVs article. 



er in another column. In his deep 
il large and wily assumptions, sod 



■n, nourished, agea ago." That is, tliej 

1= that such able logic? It ia very Masonic 
logic. See the cloven foot sticking out, plain 

thought cf sueta an argument. Ily 
-is the Rev. S. V. Leech, "A. M." a 



thnt nave caused such soeial culture and 
1 advancement among men? Our oral 
passed over India, hut Maurice, in 1 
liquifies of India," six volumes octa- 
points them out. They were IJudhist, M 

morals they have pruduced, have heen Juggc 

g. Shall wc fall in with these so-called " gin 

But not stopping here, our author says— 
Read the history of ancient Finni. 






pliilosopl.j, law, medicine Ice,, 
w Tow, or l.pw iu;«ii togolhc, 

r many) from persecutors, porsu 






ed in from public view, by it 
, oaths, or pledges; more o 
.igid. These also point righ 



short, a desisoedly pcruaoont, concealed, ir- 
responsible, self-perpe'uating self- com roling 
'-ody. lis inherent nature, uioiuspring, and 
motive power, is selfishness. It is adapted ae 

perfectly on that law. So it preseola lu a coov- 
wheel within a wheel, running by and for it- 
prince ol the- pit, who rules by this law, against 

liut selnshliess is hateful to all beings. No- 
owlv will own it, however much ihey practice 

taenia of light, So those who are most in love 
uliout [hem, and who cannot hut see their 

tractive and comely covering. Some will give 

'eilgloii, ororgreat civil anil moral olev, 
**. <*r porhapi of all these together. 
*M thny a 53111 nc, and declare-though 



sumption as true, 
lit July, (though w 
1 of course regard the 



' "° uddresj of Kcv. S. V. Leech befo 



ii ™»^™„ rMr .,, c „„„ cnmM _., T „ c 

l|| l,l0 - n of ri °od Toniplars," and in referring lo 

* ,y l0 " cry out again*! aeerel societies," 



ioaugurateU 

ret society of 

Why it was, as w. 

society of Moon 

ro «(Oct.6tb,)ll 



of antiquity, through the influence oT secic 
iociatioo;, achieved their great national ce- 
irily, their social culture, and their mora: 
roncenient." Now this is * very confideol 






Hful 



each other in their works, by a State ar 
icnt, before assembled thousands, as ite read 

r writer In his stud,, constitutes n secret 
icty ! 
Again Ite says— "Six centuries before I 
ncarnation of Jesus at Itetlilohcm, Pythngor 
ftcr traversing tho civilized world and 
Hiring by initiation as a philosopher Into 
is secret orders, (sec here the cloven foot 

i ancient history, the Pythogorian brother 

Now wc have searched hi vain, in both ancicnl 

nd modern history, for the Pythagorian broth 
rhood. If it existed at all, It must have beer 
founded on tho peculiar doctrine of that pbilos 

school*, or bodies of adherents— were founded 



pnlzation of i 

order ; and 
icle in the 



Hide and gain influence and su 
a the Egyptian* worshiped almost * 



ety, and so on to the end of the chapter. And 

c rites (those of Isis and the others) the 
nd development were givon, to the sen- 
i, influences, and institutions, through 

ittlly accomplished." Whereas Kgypt 



ery rich country, and in God's Providence 
Joseph (who whs fir more to it than Washing 



found getting seventy. 



them, and so huntiog tl 






Is us— " The most illustrious men of all 
ountrlcfl; as Homer, Pythagoras, Plato, 
great legislators Lycurgus and Solon, 

in this way it was, and by the use of al 
much improved 



-lUl l-^yp 



eerct order oflsia! Ho gravely says- 
Dcrct society of Isis trained the youth of Egypt 



lint again he says, "Read Greciau history, 
hlrtcen centuries before the advent ol 
hriflt, the secret association of Orpheus ad 



n Jenny 



lore. So he says of Greece, " Its magnificeni 
ramas guided tho nation to an attitude of lit 
rary celebrity and social cultivation that 



produced by their authors being 



.tied In the 









Pytha, 



vi. re might be said to brio) 



■nd it is added-'- Ancient author*, assure at 
:hal tho time, placo and manner, ofadmlnislei 
ng sonic of »a rites' were concealed; and ad 
rancement to its highest privileges accom 
plished only after a patient protracted an. 

(ul probation." 

is, Christiana hid as we are told, " in nionn 

from the fury of their persecutors, and wcr. 

obliged in this way to worship God, and eelo 
he Lord's Supper in seoret, if at all, aw 
peril of their lives ; and this solemn fac 
inipioniK seized upon us an rtainplc 



his is enough— unito enough. Yes, quite 

u order to gain a plausable show and support 
or our present secret societies. Their declared 
irigin, thus taken together, is all a falsity— 
heir pretended nature, for charity aud benevo- 



fold falsehood : and therefore, to carry i 
honest and earnest for good as wc may he) tl 



iligious paper publish.."]. If 



on that subject, Let the Anti-Mas 

journals to understood that if they are to 
'or the Masonic support bv such l course, i 
:an look to that strength aloiir. for support 



Correspondence. 



.he following: 

s (slaves) who are Masons 



Inclosed I scud you five dollars fur five 
tho promise of eight or ten more subscribers 



the human family!'" 

We feci sure all earnest 
cause of right would he cue, 
voices from the Far West. 
from Brownsville, Oregon: 



doing what I can to let in a Uttl 
darkness that surrounds me. In 
the Ctkosupk a valuable helper 



Hlo. ■ 



"Enclosed you will find one dollar for 11 
^uBisvuxCvNosuRK. We most heartily endor: 
ts principles. Please continue the paper." 

We thank Jarvis Gaok for the name ot a 
igent, Hcsaya: '"The ball is rolling.' Tl 



the good of the cause. It will 1 



Pmw SUB.1, an Anii-Mas 


me vetctau, 


aa well oa all othci 


- ., 


" ;;;;,'■, ■ 






gentlemen, gave a 










tion lo the add 


OSS. Il 












asionally c 


Let ttio young men who arc it 


le, ind whose 


some of the Ore. a 


,.,!., 


cit.cofh, 












dUouss.on, ho incited lo action 


by such el- 


convince his audic 




r thnul.vi 


atopics. 




and denunciation, 






Another veteran, eighty-four 


years or age, 


anv class. 












Ily be 


ipected. 


"I jnutl. K»fcl,,l 


en the rascals 


XauJfirS 


'ctcTc 


'*•.. ,,!,'.' 1 


ZL''"" 1 '"''"""""" 






ularly i 


live of mu 




11 offering of 




Cliai 


nan of Me 


ice dollars, in a cheerful, im 




J. SIMMONS, S 


'"""'•' 




Read the following quotation : 






"Let the Anti-Masonic religi 


us people, of 


Editor CraoacBK: 


Alois 


Dec. hi, 










Anti-Masonic «<% religious 


-ir.fr hr-Hv 




Aldcn 


ere troatc 


devoted to the Anti-Masonic <vo 


U; but still a 


earnest interestin 


"".'* 


'■''"" r " u ' 



flysteai of (False) religion, Ami 



ck and helpkas— thai 






Leech, A. M , iu hi- al.tiu 



The ".Wo% Templar 
.andooed project, and 
go to publishing a pa 



nd the high reputation of the spc 
im « large and Intelligent audio 
.anding the brief lime given for i 



Boded to develop his subjei 
time allowed him would per 
einarks almost entirely to t 



place on Mom 
religion, morality, a 



knowlcdgo ol 



and degrading , 
i acknowledged Mai 



idgcs, ood tho danger to republican ins 



Christ, and of tl 

Gospel, that it i 

Tho Free Mas 



DIED. 



48 

MINTJTES 

Aurora Christian 

CONVENTION', 



lOugh a secret society i> exceedingly wc 
lilted for the purposo of committing murdci 
ind iu defeating tho efforts of tho law at d( 
acting and punishing the murderer, yet Ma 
ons try to mako tho world believe that the 












full rising sun effulgence of murderous glory 
"ho tikes his revolver am] tumbles his la 
lord " without moro ndo. Nobody sees hi 
he does it In secret; or if nnybodv should h 



i the lodge. Tht-y ?;iy ihni 

to ahow the South favor d 
war. Yet bo abundant are the i 

iasonry, that they arc theuisel 

luring' the late war. It is as fol 
•'It was late at night; the hu 
cut, and the wife, alone with 
iad retired. Three or four of 
udcly knocked at the door of t 

The good woman told them it i 



Jurisprudence. " Turning ' 



lenders of the Union. 



ind Mitchell did not 



cffoullvo men ! Our army falls 
vllle. All to »how' that noble 
Masonry," whoin signs wens 



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CORRESPONDENCE nice, < 



ON MASONRY. 



R*v. W. rudi— Do* 



Unmasked," which I 



•anizr 



one of ouii Vice-President Culfni pretend*, doubtless, 
i, nod as| that his secret association is of very great trIui 
lounlry ; and 30 can regulators, Sons ot 
[ could J Liberty, and the Pacific bud of robber?, pre 
lend the same thing. 

The appearance of the Vice-President of thi 
Tailed States at the seat or another groa 
secret society, viz., Salt Lake City, where b< 



Correspondence. 



and the feeling excellent. Anothi 
(ta3 held at 11 o'clock on the SoHi 1 

3 g:iaic dny a large nicetitiR was he 
100I house uear the home of your eo 
nt James S. Hickman. On Sundi 

n Methodist Church In the mornln 
.e evening, there was to be a tcctu 



spend your lire in doing good, tha 
be evil epoken of," and therefore 



; never been, hut if we have got to hi 

ay God bless yo'i, and may wo sock to 
good Methodist preachers. 

t affectionately yours in Christ, 

R. L. STILW-ELI. 

Rochester, Otiobt-r I 
. 1,. SllLTfELL— Dear Brotiur:— I am g 

Cod may bless roc. You and I, d 



juggler 






jan byname Hockcl 



,11 and n gentl 

ere in this place, some while since dttrinfi 
otmeted meeting, two young girls went fo 
ard to ask prayer for the salvation of the 
)D la. their father an inudcl, seised one ai 
Hiding the other to follow 



fmni the house, bu 


when the lodge was aho 


to send a brother 1 




il.iilioarr headed 


nfidet mid hkispli-iner ta 


lied the ffiWtfin 


ic procession. 




ng we had a large aim bu 




the Methodist Clnmli 


Milford, Here w 


were entertained by M 


Itunnell, now a s 


bscribcr for tho Cvsoscrs 



; took up the Daily Democrat of 



-oded t< 

re, was thought by the simple mindct 

uonism almost a fatal blow. But we point 
icad of one secret eoeicly to give a mortn 



Why 



SU"S?SBH Cynosure Tracts. capmaigndocuments. 

bhi/Tor IheiMnsUtSio Mootetai Ibit its NOW PUBLISHED. .. » . m- 

^n-.^ tba"c7ko. ., Th e Mystic Tie 

AlJ^ to -KT«uSn|HISTORY OF MASONRY 

j«B Free Masonry, 

W ing! A League witli the Devil, 



lot let 113 ciaminc into this fact a lit 
llier. Let us take one of the secret societ 

an c-iainple. The lodges of these societ 
called "Grecgrec Bushes," as in tru 
Bonic lodges generally ought to be, sii 
■ tools of Masonrv that they make sud 



■fc made by tli 
Young, thegr 

y nrighani, hi 



lident upon Brig- 
is been followed 



ouaries to oil parts of the Uuitet 
no of whom are making arrange 
stabliah a large hall in Brooklyn, 01 



iui-li' that 



lOURh 


strange that 


(he ].ri.y 






ortheUn 




upsuchelcme 


ntsofdaiiE 



the most solemn nets performed by men, ant 
administration of justice depends upoy 



t deep Which, night and 



nsion-The people arc on the rij 
this question when the subject is bef 
Irly— they must he informed and J 



one of your com^poiideuiH Ip.i 
our issue ol September 7th, 1 
: signed "Boaz," in which I 



a work eiposing Muse 



Mothodiat clergyman named Eflx, 






I.rt ni" Hiiggo^t that a'pelit 



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Any connivance 
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AND REVOLTING AND BLASPHEMOUS 
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AVI [OLE NUMBER 









■Qttw* You would say, and rightly a, 
he existence or tha magazine at one 

rite was kept The right of aelf-prote 






wey nove done good, it has n 
fpi" «/ it. They might have done 



ullarly unhappy, Partis. 
ho awakened. But who: 



Wmplly and unexpectedly to those around 

from efforts thus put forth, if they are 
to it. It ia |in vain, to any that the 
ririciplea of a society will restrain its 






a '« l«s restrained by the good principle 
*"'ch they professedly adopt when they net ii 
ie "ct, than when they net publicly. Men ar 

"slralniDg force of certain secret principle 
"hich thoy profesa to adopt, will render saf 
"their hands auch a power as I hnvo spoke: 

elMUOMj in ecurta of justice, in halls of legit 
»"on and In the church or God. A fe> 

ri Ebts Of aociety, and disturbed the peace c 
UlmHiM of th e State of New York sought t 

QolQenClMla endangered tho existence < 

e Mian of liquor dealers bids delianco to th 
ie Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
11 •■■iV* a'™ 6 '"• d ° nc l ° eoeiety by boldin B 

Should' * boiZr " ,eCrCt B00i0lic8 Cr0atC - 
^ nelnn populous village, and fill it »|ih that 



vt 1> c-iplo.lej. The effect 
the rights of society at larg 






idly right. But the placing of a merely 

placed for carrying It on. I have said th. 
.Uy semi-rollgiou 






rrors power fro 
aid the world will 



vuJn.th r 



..mdly ii.v-l.s- 



and worthy of being associated with the deep 
incomprehensible mysteries of Masonry. And 

were perfectly in accord with him that spirit- 
ualistic photographs and Masonry, are of one and 



,, out of simple mind, 
But he by no mea 



it of a city. It Mumler bad 
id more of a humbug, equal 
Ita'ant Generals of the BSd dc 

tha strength of his new disco v 
made the sublime craft of taki 
photograph/, the grand myste 



till- forborne oftheGrand 
rand Worthy, 



their wisdom is folly, and 



ot only the lineaments or the person sitting, 
ut also a dim misty outline of aoine spirit in 
onuectlon therewith, generally that of a per- 



,ight thus find behind 1 



Died for tuam by their inventor. H 



lodtn'.and could thus have defea 



tnd was defeated- Confiding in hia own pow 
ira or imposing upon the community, he " wenl 






(y. Perhaps I am, but to illustrate my m 

Us upon llro. Ii., aiulhcr lb ' and 



ropjoj Mr. W. How eamc you by i 



by the Ku-Klux.es; it 









rianglea, the level, the square, a cable- 



get money and power by 

pretenses, but thoy corrupt the moral* of tin 

lunity, destroying its pure religion* ii lens b 



ition or initialing a person into the lodge o 
ny secret association. It is sufficient foi 

ight tn express their ideas: openly, and above 



ieties. These aocleties, rig 
ire mere conspinieiea »g,.i 



Tho object of coner 



,nd defraud another of his property by « 



>m him, (moro or less), for 
by initiation. They do not cvei 



rfor 






iety by 






FAIR & SQUARE 



light. In all such coses we hope replies will hi 
rurnished. Below ia an example of such a re 
ply, which we insert both as a worthy exampli 



light h 



eply. It explains 
iciontly— and is « 
Ma. Eniron:— Is 






oman) to belong to some secret society. 
vith your leave I will give some of the 
why 1 would nut oolong to any secret 



m the soe.cty, 1 
ligation nmy b 






join the rythia3 lodge. , 

belong to this order of Knights or Pythin 



churches hold the 



.od the " Apocalypiic Boast," to consist 

rom the Fathor of lies and leading down to t 

nig illustrations and arguments 'are found 
m Scripture, are skillfully applied to the nature- 

ain much very important and fundi 



■ne, for they were utterly unconsc 



»ill bo all right again." 
Johnny, ho had to talk e 
era bright and sparkling, 
aglow. 

.iy bo I con go to echo 






o or tho 



dbya 



) thet 



ffect without o cause, nor is it impossible to 
race thia effect to its cause. This is the 
object of the writer. For no tyrant can op- 



in the fire-place of it coldn 



ihi.ritylntidall corrupt.0. 

aaking the church an 
mis commence in governm 






is do tho Catholics in t 
3 positively is tho offspi 

mptcd by aaenec orduty to 
vho endure such inci 



i fiend before he en delight in mental torture 
.nd proceed to wantonly ronyou of your char- 
ter, more efleclually to cover his diabolical 

prison with that of the mind, but this do the 

t clandestinely. The entire world could not 
uduee tho writer to endure a second time 



motion. Johnny 



ihc mil- book that told of Jcsiih, and 
ro for poor, perishing men. What a 
I A comrortablo homo; no moro a 
o strong drink. Hope was tn the hoarti 
oflhcparcnu; health mnntlcd tho checks of 



rokoi 


y- Fro. 
Bf light; 


old them of Ono mighty to Bavo 

once happy homes, took to 
welling* the little hook that 
d His lovol And not only 



'iiwtK**, Tho Governmental ualh is an in- 
ment of investigation and of binding men 
;ood faith, in their words and dealings— 
tho security of llfo, liberty, property, 



Whei 



forehead, the 

known. 



Johnny. He had 









'vo thmieht of you, lady. I " 



riieroforc, We, citixona ol Illinois, do ro- 

ctfully pray your honorable bodr to insert 

our revised Constitution, article* requiring 

the Legislature lo prohibit by law, with auiU.- 

laities, the administering of oaths by 

ban official persons, civil, military, o. 

istionl, and by these only, as done 

openly and for lawful and suitably important 

!9. Also, to forbid the Legislature to 

kind to maintain such publicity and 



oaths or obligations of | 
daily under penalties ( 
raeanor, punishable by I 



illy pray y, 
'.he admin 



of the Worahipful Master?" 
Do explained to me the r 









"To info 

ought to 



an seen dent glories as the above, »hi.t .. 
Knight Teiuplara" and the"BlovonIn 
oDogrecsr" Ia>ot this tho"Myatcr 
Iniquity" of Scripture notoriety.* 

N. CAI.LKNDr'. 



45 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 8, 1870." 



The Christian Cynosure, 



name of religion, than by a Con 
.uncil which met at Lombard Du 



eCom 



which they called simply, " The First OhureJ, 
of Christ," after the manner 6( ! tho early 
Churches of Hew England. Of course, in i 

new population thercwasa diversity of tastes 



President of Wheaton College, 
M. R. Hoard c 






and proposed to have a Chairman. Das 
Wilcdi Esq., (of tbo Methodist Episco] 

ffanford Esq., ot the Sharon J/irw, was cl 



little Cbapel which was, sen Sect 



little high gallery at one end. Tho Churcl 

shops, ood Satan retaliated by dividing then 
on music. There were good Christians 01 
both sides, and the evil was sore. 

Finally one party split off and lormed 
Church of twelve members, to which c>Kb 

Church. 

The secession built tbein a house and called 
Jnrgc Council to sanctify the secession. 

Tho Council met accordingly aud ratified th 
split!, Tnej recognized the twenty member 
as " The first Congregational Church, in Lom 

tents CooErefiatiorml," was a deliberate rccog 
nition of a sectarian fatso-hood. The secon' 
Church was not '' The first Congregations 

men, felt the absurdity and sin of putting tin 
little churcliesofthe.pune polity In the Kitl 



Tbe above is H. W. Beecher's platform on 
Cburoh government, givon io his Salutatory in 
his paper tho ChriiUan Union, Jan. 1st, 1S70. 
He states clearly the different modes of church 1 
government viz., Congregational, Presbylorian, 
Methodist, EpiscopaJ, andKoman Catholic ; and 



the Ecumenical Council" and their " Sovcr 
head," the Tope, are equally legitimate ; i 
n. W. Beeeber's paper, the Christian Vhi 



since Satat 
•• kingdom 

by combin 



us (Jan, 13th, (that Mr. 



Of the proposition, saying that there wcr. 
men who were Universalisls, or 

eluded hy tho present rule. (!!!) 
Thus having yoked together Popery at 

the matter of church government, he 

die ; u and " Ye shall not surely die :" th 



ween the "righteous' 



himself, and which 



icoplu wc-ru iinomtuodL'd S 



ur and a half, from ono to two hundred stand- 
I patiently without scots to the close of his 



silly, and predicted Ilia 



It rained toward night, but Iri s 
lin, the large Congregational nous 

ie house before, oven at the 

i, and tho friends of free governn 



Mohawk Dutchmen sett 
arly day. Tbey have tl 






S honesty and piety. The 



f the M. E. Church are against the lo 
!sq. Hand of Elkhorn, and Dea. Jm 
of Delavan, write these brethren and get 



DITOltlAL CORRESPONDENCE. 

0. Staples.— Movement, of tie TeojJe in Jo 
Friends' Churches- Th 'sW..'i Vl!<\ 









lion: at night, spoke in the same place against 

Thoir request was defeated hy the firmness of 
a single man. As the particular testimony of 
George Fox and the society which he founded 
was, and is against every element which makes 

ditions, taught as religious truths. One knows 

ning, or tho impudence 'which enables Free 
Masonry to " enako " ttseir into a society ot 

Lion of that people and their children. 

At West Branch, the house was crowded by 

and splendid Congregational Church In Iowa 

City, I spoke last night nearly two full hours. 

PnoF. Clapp of Iowa College, gavo an ei 



tbat few pastors in either State could 

and that If there was no objection, I 
■reach at night on that subject. No ob- 



Probably onc-bolfor two thirds of (he 
crowd had been Masons, Odd Fellows, or 






preach boldly, yet candidly against these 

fruitful works of darkness," God will strengthen 

influence with tbe people an hundred 

I have seldom been 1 more cheered 

refreshed by new acquaintances than by 

iends in Cedar County Iowa, particularly 

her Staples ; Brother and Sister Bean who 

ids j t Spri opinio, at which last plaoc, a reg- 
praycr meeting is kept up. Evidently 



(Wc cheerfully insert the artiolc below, 

Advance has refused to publiah mtules 
request, aud this comes a little with an 
authority, addressed, not to us, but i 
" Publisher 1" All well and good.) 

PualUher Cynoiure ; 



complains of our " card " to tbo public 






"Tbe attention of thou 



f Doc. 23d ult.) by its 









charges. HENRV I 

Samuel c bartlett. 

g. s. f. savage, 
wm. w. patton, 
c g. hammond. 

tl . This is to notify you, and the public, th 

tinned select those of Rev. C. M. Tyler, Re 
Dr. Robert Patterson, and \V. H. Bradle 
Esq., before whom, at any early date, you mi 
designate, wo will make good tho statemen 



.si.i.1 a Musun preacher to a plai 






fheumildl 
■npic-it by ('■ 



might havo learned of tbo devils who sought 

in orOod; but boing engaged In a like nn 
]y work and hiving tbe same unholy tern. 



Masons are Cain's or Thcgs, but we do intent 

ocs3 if they do it and nothing el*o. will ceve 

tie same boast. Allmtn'saidPanl " seek thoi 
lings."" "Butto Christians he says, loo! 
every man upon his own thingi 
very man on the things of others 



iroxysni of their rage, to put the fair 
tress to doath; but at tbe moving and 
t supplication of her youngest brother, 
her life was ?pared, on condition ofher golnf 
through the two remaining steps of the solemn 



B which are somatomes more than enough 



■f Masonry. 

odgn room of almost every Lodge in '. 



made such by tbe s\ 



ody li 



f this kind. Hum 






of Canaan, Ohio, is sorely grieved wit 1 
view of an Odd Follow oration deli 
Medina, Ohio, on the occasion of the 



(only by implic 
tly make ou 






when they spoke of slave 
n-whlppers, cradle -robbers 
rs; but thought it only a ji 






spirit of that "Blessed Redeemer," who & 



> the damnation of 



Mi=i,!iiy 
■ mplimeii- 






>ugh with pjeudo solemn forms, humdrum 
horrid oaths— woald be quite sufficient wi 



PUBLISHERS COLUMN. 

HUNDRED THOUSAND sue. 



Barnes, taut "lie trujiod the iiiuo would t 
when Masonry would open itshoart and ret 

to contpiehend any sdrRcicnt reason for shut- 



■, low flattory, barefaced effrontery and it 



bo Worshipful Master— rudely ijuestloned— ' 
aking oaths of secrecy, and consenting if tbey 
re broken, to have her throat cut, t 
am out, hrcast torn open, and her body divid- 



Ni:\Vi;i,l. i'.U,l.l:M,i;ii " 



But a majority of our sub: 






fa very interesting character. Tbo.g 
lOvelty and attraction of the evening, how. 



Tbe Worshipful Master elect then pro pose 
'The Ladies,", in a brief and. iappropriat 
pecch. ReTj J. W. i\ Barnes, responded in 



cted wi 


h it but what had 


the 


npprob 


Holy ^ 


rit. (What a f«ls 


I". 


oald" 


ought t 

(C -T. 


thin its pale. He 

t by one, but by ho 
) 


& 


L"L",°. 



In New En^nd lo. ty ; 



rally use 



port 



inly, wlltiot 



High Priest,, or Most Worshipful Sovereign °f|"™"' ^_"^. U ^ 



The subscription ptlce is kept low so tint 












1 for twenty cents, tour eoplei 
' One tract may save a you 
of servility. 



which has a Masonic editor. Omitting 

t Sir, asp Uhoibkr— Let mo say—a 
ess scamp, pretending to hail fro 
Friendship Lodge No. Cnarlstou S. C, is it 
upon the Fraternity." AftSr describ- 



OltTANT Ql I-TSTinst. 






z::i 


-Ike llr.t and second— conferred 


b. B . I 


ZZ7 ''"""" 






. 


Andf 


tber still— the admi 


alien espresso 


. liU '. 


lo the Srat de»ree of Masonry 


lliat tbl 






8 St. I,eg 


sr, who was ayooog girl, happen- 


tboso I 


ids which are some 


im.es more tba 


orally use 


on apartment adjoining ll.o ,... 
i u a I.odgo room, and boing in. 


onoogh 




e enough lo b 

!rcd In Masoni 



,r.- ,„.I,.:,,.,IJ.. ,i.l.i. ol« ,orj roan in lb, 
roemaaonr. takos lift. conpiaE>. 
liborly, and honnda men dorlog 
natoral lives. Sbould a aly, ctafiy, i* J 

sliaoily appeals to roan's moral W* 



rlpa and tokens, and try the depth of tbeir 




, own right, and 
„g light on org, 






4:0 



Correspondence. 



^SuState, substantiating the itatoiui 

, our contributor. and justifying his ardenl 



njvicea l>j to-day's mail of* lady ti 

''."', ,, n „, n - ofhundreds tint might bo riv* 



least for a season longer- 

Respectfully, 

C, II. HOWARD, 
iCrictVD Mieaionary Association 



ago, a parly of white men 



legation, killec 
pplcd three, aud took thi 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 8, 1870- 



Io the Aposlolic CJrirol 

ltd in ...I.- . I, .kl.l.:. 

either tbo Piesbjtc 
e nf the ear 

cording to the phn wlm-h Cod gat 
d,,- and according i« .that wo Aracr 



iu organizations, namo them ■ churcboo. 
n bo packed, drawn, or driven together 
ml." Then In jour last issue I Gad ttm 
M for a short time he took his family to a 

his »«!>:■■ that Prusbytorlan g»rcrnocii( 



Wlillo in Egjpt I bad n.eroly heard of a ju 



The f iftcomh Ao>c 






claim to havo built. Why t 
ill upon thiao e. ralhortbarj 
r all threo together, h attrlbi 



e the work of Herod, 
imple which etlntd 



agazine, in which everything is < 
decently and in order" In ibo most 



l three times, but God. Id His goodnes 

urt. I tell you things, are very hot do« 

,„i I a,n thoroughly learning what it 

CHARLES MORRIS, (colored), 



rrii 


ion I ra pleaaed i 


th your p.per 


made 


p of sir Ma 


one and Hi 


d Fe 


loirs 


'°'v 


„ taken .bock br an 


pp".rcrTi„t!„! 


■"horn" 


'„"«','.'"!,'!'.,','■ 


a £"ff 


non a 


»™' 
















" 


on 


hurch organizations. 






lends, which 


oath would th 


y be 


,1.,.| 


.bjH. 






rtjcl" 


'■"'■a"'" 


stored by the 


"•' 


tha 


.bjtcr 
hi fin 


d .1,1, paragraph in 


n f c,co°'.',°c" 


.tituti 


nal Conven 


ught tn petit. 


"te'T. 


pro 




ho Presbyterian ci 
















Lfisotubly is an noser 


plural, human, 






aeept by the 








ivcu device for gov 
































s a purely worldly co 














courtn 


Ibo "God of this Wo 


d "employs it 




,l.o lott.r ,■ 


ganblmg, a„d 


the In 


ir»0 






a the following article he represents outward 
"rrii and organization afl the bane of the Jew- 

"uehe proposed no such centralized polity 



'Will the PrubyUriam, MtihodUti 

According [ the npirit and teaching of tha 
"cle the Presbyterian church, tho Mcthodlu 

tbem dead, docajing, centralized huma 



> pin.— eldera chosen 
people. In one sphere, 
people. In a higher 



I tho situation, lest llmf 



helpful to them, why should it ho condemned 






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encrallydifiWi through society, and hard! 
mounta to a ceiu-uro, though it la oflon use, 

(Tensive part of ray letter was this; " Woiil 

aero was no real Garden of Rdon f* Now, i 

-111 ask why you did not answer^.' If you "at 
nor afflrmatlrely, I have already charged yc 



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viog Solomon. There 






?ndy Tor the colesti 






S™*:! 


wit 


°,i™t 


:",";:■ 


2'Jz\i 


,,::;;: 


1 OPigll 


in that 


Slicing . 


ttKplc 


or ball 


Which 


Cl.rist. Tha 
worlhj of an 


■;;r 


octet;. 


J great i 


Corresp 


jndence. 



lecturea torrlblj 



ells of New York, by o lady sub! 



? not his theme go rl-Lt im 



urcc, It b headed "pi.'rsrui.'il," Jirnl is. if | 



tinuo a subscriber and reader (o thai excel- 
lent monthly favorite. Indeed, and in fact, 
•' Jen " could not keep house at all without th( 
Journal. It U my only " husband," for " Jen- 
nie Jenka" is .till ilngte. But I must make 
known why I now write. 



ay. (PJMSS 

,„!) My de, 



Masonry is so afraid of argument, " light " in 
itloa, discussion' honest opposition, and 
^lamination of its merit), demerits, ic 



equal will soon follow. 
Three yoara ago this last sunim 



ccd reading with considerable intere 
we'll as amazement, in the Tmltpauknt, (N. Y-) 
" letters on Masonry," by the Rev. C. G. Fin- 
ney, of Obcrlin College. Ohio. But before 
President Finney had much more than half ha 
" his say " on the great theme, the brave cd 
torol the "fearless and free" paper, the I, 

stood by and between President Finney an 
Theodore Tilton, Esq., when he (Finney) con 

or the Indepaithai, that Mr. Tilton would pul 

mil discussed by Rev. C. G. Finney, from h 
tend point, Twelro chapters, however, only 

■ inney was ready and willing to go on " unt 
he end," for he had agreed to finish up h 

.or of" free rights, free pre?*, and free speech, 






i States literally dn» 



ived that the =y-[..-rn of 11 






..u.ce, o, di^-ied by the icflueoceof Ma 
; but I suppose ho is nmbjtious for world 

correspondents to freely discuss the subject o 
ry, he lost subscribers (Masons of course), b> 
-en.es to the tune of r Jrc-.ln per ,l;i 






ormighllyin Chicago, HI., (that city which i 
oily abounds with secret orders, uud other hi 
.hiiigs), by Ezra A. Cook, at No. 88 La S«j 






a "seeking more light." I am in search ol 
;ht!" 

May I not expect to open a fresh number of 
flmtrUwt Phrenological Journal, some day, 
id there find the portrait, character, and 
phrenological and biographical examination ol 
)me of our noted Anti-Masonic heroes and 
orthics, such as the Iter. C. G. Finney; Eldei 
avid Bernard, who is also still living ; Elder 

ohnLcvingtou; Mrs, Lucia C. Cook, a brave 
oblo woman, an opposor orsccrotism in on or- 
mizod form ; Rev. Jonathan Blancbard ; Rev. 
. R. Baird ; Hon. Samuel C. Pomeroy, United 
tales Senator from Kansas; Rev. Edward 
eecher, D. D. ; Rev. David MoDill ; Rev. J. H. 

I the present' time; Rev. I. A. Hart, and 

When the press and the pulpit, the two groal 
owerful instruments in the moral world for the 
melioration of the human race, are literally 

s or secret oath-bound and blood-stained 
ilions, then I begia to think, and lament, 






-ate edifice by itself, 
rely to religious pur- 



constituting ll0 small clement in th. 

us and moral character of Masonry 

The church service is open, and chiefly on 

ndaya, while that of the hall is profoundly 

;ret and mysterious, and is generally held o 

id service nt the church, while only a aelci 

' of the hall. 

ENTERED APPRENTICE 



to the help of i 



nbject. Truly, your 



The first had a place under the pulpit, 



The walls of the Baptist Church were 
tented with rotulos, or tablets, upon which 
ere printed In fair intelligible chwsol 

urious pious expressions, while all the pla 
■ork of the lodge or.liall, whs covered I 



thought. 

The whole arrangement of tho liall Jwas 






irything was ploin, simple, and 'easily 



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extraordinary one, and ought to be thoroughly 

That an unsuspecting yoJUg preacher, with 

irinelple, might he led, through the flatt 
ind management of plausable men, to beco 
nitiatcd into a secret society, we can partly 

>nce knows what that lodgo is,' requires son 



Chri.tia 


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eacher w 


Meiico, 


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ty sustains hin 

ecret arte of 

thing, bo ign 
of the gospe 


creforo, 

orimt of 
texts, v 



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liberty and life ol 



Wheu Pope Innocent wished to enjoin John, 
king of England, out of hie kingdom, power, 
iad authority, he rcsorlod, for tbia purpose, to 



palion would be highly resented by the 
t of England, wrote .John a mollifying lot- 
sontfour golden rings set with precious 

ie'preseni, by informing him of the many 
:orica implied in it. Uo beggod him to 
id or seriously the form of the rings, their 
L>or, their matter, nttd' their color. Their 



(it; or prosperity, Gicd forever on the f.rm ba- 
the matter, being the most precious of raetala. 
,',i mvnniplisuiiients, and justly preferred by 

uinmcats. Thc blue color of the sapphire rep 
twnicd faith; the verdure of the emerald, 
hope ; the reducas of the ruby, charity, and the 
splendor of the topaz, " good works." 

nocont himself; lor it is easily possible for a 
man, especially in a barbarous age, to unite 



IC1 . England wa«o>n,id.. red 
, c-irly imposed upon bj 



ito of enlightenment, calling them 
rt by this means succeed in impoa- 



>iven to anything else, to 
hi r.g hut triviality on the 



goings to flowers and thus to ei 
ltimenti on love, but for men to d. 
; rrith the instruments for brick an. 



sight forward expression of his scntimenti 
"ling myths and riddles, racking his brail 
ttion he renders himself the sport and foo 

:s >A j.r.jitiuieil F.ymhola which, when di 



liberties of the people. They would, 



r rings of Pope Innocent. The M 
kc a great merit, we believe, of arraying 
msclvos against Popery; but, according to 
■ way of thinking, there was never anything 
n Popery moro silly, or more dangerous to 
anhood and liberty, thnn there is ii Ma- 



ofthe Inatitutl 
Jtaohtd. Tha 



its entire subjugation tbroughi 
■ontrot of Free Masonry. 
tfdviH, Tiiat we earnestly n 



■cr^lii]. at Ma' 



PREPARING T< 

Vermont is arousing from her slumbers; tin 

larked the stealthy advance of the foe, an. 
he garrison is beginning to move. Wc see it 
no of the papers of that State thc followinj 



[.MASONIC r«NVEMTH>:\--H, 

SONRY INVKILEB-KO-J, 

ies, at the village of Le Roy, on the 

an. If tbe'couuly of Monroe, and the Hon 
obert Fleming, of the County of Niagara at 
uintedSecretarieB. 

The President took the Chair, nnd the fo 
>wing Delegates presented credentials, an 

ITere follows a roll of Delegates from eac 



crlty, and duplicity, nnd also 1m 
, artificial, and worthless trail to 

;h king John was easily imposed 
ins were not quite so green. See- 
eat to come in (or a share of the 

nnd completely ovcruled hy i 



"weh i fl oitccmed so highly, but which still 
not equal to the Masonic apron, because tli-. 
» far above any diploma from any king, prince, 



■oh*/, That the tendency or audi o 
tion is to weaken the sanction of virtue 
of the recipients, by making had 



ductionolthe name o: 
tlicHolyTriuity.li.M 

monies, with minglec 



?d in the spirit of their hoi 






tebtdi Thnt those 
together, deserve 



commended to the difTereac Couuti. 
int committees of correcpondonco a: 

• at Rochester. 



defray the espenaes hereioJore' Incurred by the 

he late outrogoa, and that such lunds be Irons- 

IUsohfd, That the proceedings of this Con- 
tention be signed by tho Chairman and Scere- 

ipbjet form for dh 



Whereas, Reports of the most mol 
nd scandalous nature have been circulated by 

.embers of the several Committees, comma 
cnominsted the Lcwiston Committee, clia 
lg them with having misrepresented facts 
boir possession, and with having from ginis 



",- siting l " ll1 " wflr,a thc « ICDi ' Tl > Mason 
Jouspiracy formed in this country, wbii 



dtowed substituiic 

o against his will; and sojcbristian religion, asfraugbt with tuoredang. 
Jl, to spits of the silly flum-jlation, than opoadolam or avowed infidelity. 



ad adopted by thc convention. 
ointod to draft ii memorial to Congress, re- 
flates Cook, Esq., from the committee an- 
ointed for that purpose, reported an Address 
. the people of the Stale, which w»» rend anc 



pposod I was master, and could ahan 
ecrschaum at pleasure ; but at last 
yaolf in the condition of tho poor 
udcnl, whoso loving chum begged 



akeful-I had some appreciation of 
glonous Gospel," aud had occasionally 1 
wrapt in admiration ol pulpit eloquence; 



bly removing Morgan n 



n County, told him that Morgan » n-i i 

-that he would probably be sent to M 

jail for bis reception, on i,i» p^.-a- 

ho appear-, that on th- l»th of S,pt,.. 
, Nicholas ChesM.ro (Master of II, 

County of Onln.io) obtained a warrant for Mo. 

r September ciuse.l Morgan to be nrrcs 
1 carried to Cannnduigoa, a distance i 






n? ofTe.rors bod taken me in hand. I 

it little strength of any sort, but I 

enough to simply drop my pipe and feebly 

After some struggles with go awing nppelit 



.ping-stono into the kingdom of His dco 

rch from his smokv orgie*, and sil« all, -os 

undisturbed in his pew, through a Boar. 

;s' thunders, 1 think of tho quiet remark o 

AuntRhoda— "He can't be a spiritual man I' 

a?o of the dear old mother in lata* 



s by a lev, desp, 



ind perverted. 



nd holding importnnt civil offices ; and pi 



To understand this branch of tho sul 
Iho.oughly. a full knowledge of/ici* eenn 
m Morgan outr-.ge is obviously indi 

Oration of tho penalties of Mosul 



gun resided, with his wife and two chili 
ho village offlatavia, In the woalorn 
lew York,— that In the course of the 

State ;— that frequent consultations 

i determined on, a largo number of po 
;onsndalguo, n distance of more than 






liddle -if the following night ;- 



.casures might l.e Ul.cn to silence bin 

;rongbom-proof building, until tho night of 
lc 16th of September— and war miwif^on ihi 

The Report states that all Ihr ptrtonn " in any 
ay implicated in tho outrage on Morgan, from 

iSODie Fraternity, with the exception ol 

groe ol Royal Arch Masons" 

ddition to the foregoing, it appears Irorr 

, uf Committees, (embracing thirty. «.-igbi 



seized by a mob, (armed with clubs) sud 



:hr evident Intention of taking him c 
.he execution of which purpose was P i 






tinny di'i-i-nt men of tho order of Mason 

efforta to loam tho faio o[ Morgm 
d bo useless; that if we could discover tlu 
y, we could not get them punished ; thai 



body I 



Ii tbeir vengeance all who should in 






by a minister of Christ is an uneonfoited sin, 
Christmas 18G0. EPISCOPALUN. 

Our frloiid* - suggestion U a noble one. Wo 
■po It will moet with a fiuccossful response. 
To help out the matter wo will mako some de- 
letion, smill as is our Income— that is, If a 
lundrcd names of the clergy aro sont us at 
.ncc; with tho pay, we will deduct one. fifth and 
end tho hundred papers fur eighty dollars; 
nd so rornny larger number. 
And wo will do tho same for the clergy In 

o their supply. We want tholr prayers and 

mce get to reading our paper we should have 






nan suddenly eteiled, ot 






notion, and ft Morgan murder 1 

I have now done with Masonic construe- 
on of Masonic poinliio, and will, as I have 



.messed thcra to the carriage, mounted lb 
f This same Bruce, was, in December fol 



DtAR Sir— I (end you a Church Almanac 
.outlining a list of the names of all tbo clergy u 

States, will, their addresses; and take the liborH 
o suggest to any Episcopalian who bns beer 
desacd with this world's goods, and whoa. 

If these clergymen, bishops included, with i 
:opy of thc CrKOsnaE for ono year. The wholi 






Lfety of o„r religion, on, 



) friends, you who are 






ne, and precept upon precept, 
and there a little." It Is said 
Inucd dropping wuarcth away 
Although tho woaring may for a 
rcoptiblo, yet tho rook must gi Y0 
i ol lime. So wo bollevo the petri- 
" "seonry 



hatter down their biding places, point 
ucir errors, hidden or open, uuder what 
name thoy may bo disguised, for tholr 

) say Holy names, such as Love, Hope! 






o so much oeenpic 
greatly hid and cot 



48 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 22, 1870 



The Christian Cynosure, 



whot is human e 

thing I am sure 
Free Masonry is 



iy, Dijhop Edwards, Rev. U. II. George, 
athew Brown P. D. All attend ifpos 
J BLANCH ARD, Chtiirmaf. 



-The Master Manor 
e doctrine of lore, ! 
iqulty, and raised to 
iackoy'a Lexicon p. 



alalia "innocence," and sigLifvint; " SI" 
who, by living in strict obedience to the o 
gations and precepts ol tko fraternity, is I 
from sin. (Mac. Iaz. Free Masonry?. 10.) 

If tlic editors of Hie Cv.vnsur.K arc in danger 
of partiality lo any sect or denomii 
perhaps no one would be a fairer candidate lor 
our favor than the Presbyterian. My assi 









though a firmly adhering Mothoc 
(the father of our publisher) una 
mail department. Nino of the t 
my life were spent in the Presbyt< 



uinlatc 






some hundreds of members into Prcsbyteria 
churches who remain such to da; ; and I woul 
to-day increase rather than diminish tue nun 
beriflcould. During my year in Pcnusjlv 
nia, I also preached a fiood deal and assistc 
the Methodists, Lutherans, Wincbrcnnarian 
Albrights, United Brethren ; and havo sine 
labored with Free Will Baptists and Carnpbel 
ites; and have found true and devoid! Chri 



a all. 



i than the attempt to form a new si 



; call i 



>t join n 



True, I believe, with Barnes and Bloomficld, 
tbat " The Church " in Malthow IS, 17 : meal 

longs: and in 1SS7, I heard Robert J, Brec 

enridgc, on the floor of the then United Ge 

Mii-rant for this General ytn.tfmS'y." And 
rresl.'rlcrianism flourished in this country mo 

A=Eembly, I did not suppose that " Genei 
Assembly icas rresbytorianiani." I suppose 
one might repeat aud belitve Brcckeuridgi 
words, while leader of the Assembly ; and, 
he had no schismatic design, not be an i 
fender. Within two years, an honored ai 



I old e 






man of the Ci.iniuit'.ci.' <■(' l>:lls ni.d 
in his Assembly, while speaking of the impos- 
sibility of a Court of COO members, meeting I 

all the churches between the two Oceans ; si 
to me.— "if the Assembly should sit eominuoi 
ly the year round, tbey could not attend pr< 
erly to their appealed cases !" 

This honored and distinguished Broth' 
who low influences Presbyter 

" Before tlic Millennium, thU whole thin 

alist," "Baptist" etc., must pass away. . 
if I believed in " Jure divino " Prcsbytcrioi 
with the strongest Presbyterian, I see no 
prlety of naming a church of Christ from 



-and loveasbret: 

mere bundle oftra 



SOOD TEtHPI.ARtS.il, 

lelligent Good Templar having be 

lerciaed on the enbject of accrcti: 

generally, and having been thoroughly convi 

1th Good Tcmplarism in particular, nfi 

cflcction, and a long struggle with 1 









o that ho 



hall all the time bo approximating 

cr. Not, meaDly, and like cows 

o spesk of minor points of difference ; ■ their 

ng the fact that we do differ, we shall jectcd 

afford ourselves an opportunity and 

uding of the word of God. 
i a mission worthy of a Ghbutiam 
! and of a " National Association of 
s."' This is the issue which wo 
■orld ! " Tlie Christian religion 



, and e 



"OBTHODOXI." 

erm (unless indeed ho had studied Gre 
tetoduf. It is, today, and in this counl 

'aui, the Aposlle uttered professedly fi 
rith " old fogy," and " behind the times 1" 



arrcctness. It is just what any shrewd per- 
>n would cipect to fiud in Good Templari-m 
ho has befell through half a dozen other BO ore 

Good Templars profess, and what they cxbibi 
Hche.i to the ivoihl. Uur i-cadeis inn 

therefore rely upon tho correctness of tho dia 
s, and if they have remaiuiir;; OmilitH 
ro have given them the grips, sign 
U'., thev can ti'-'l I he manor IW ( hern 



temperance as the objei 
of their method— nay, 
ho protested concern 



Why fc 



What 






vi f ;"the phrase and the thing, ucpopui 
The late great and good Pr.or. Sbepard of 
angor, (Mem. 201) tells us that the devil' 






w/«r 



n Paul that, " the god of this <"ort,l hnth 1. 
he winds of tlttm that helicvc no!!!" Tl 
rible. To havo ones mind blinded ! b 
: a thousand eyes. And he might 
,icd from the lips of Christ himself: " 



Dr. Bushnell acouts the idea of a 
evil and evil angels or spirits. But 
acy are or mean, they certainly inei 



reclaim yc upon the house-tops. Ti 

e before men that others, seeing 
oiks, may glorify your Father whr 
a. The W. C. T.,on opening his lodge, 

good works, of course he means; but the 

icy first solemnly promise to disobey the £ 
or with respect, to letting men sic them. And 
this tln-y disobey another gospel Ins 
shun the very appearance of evil " — w 
they purposely assume tho very appe 






tance ofits government! 
:ouldbold, andeiprcssthi 

ding Presbyterian Brotbci 



fool. He identified arls 
folly in the popular roir 
dos" dynasty of David; 



re crusade against I'rce Masonry* 

Jut why do we oppose' Masonry? Be- 

Uing Itself a religion, and professing, as seen 
the head of this articlo ; to " raise men from 
c grave of iniquity to tho faith of salvation " 


traction. In this country, "Orth 
made to shield slavery, until it wa 

ewampedby it; and the shallow 


principle of deluding all man-made rclig- 


A. M. A. from John street wher 
boon so long to No. 59 Rondo 

advertisement In another column. 


ns and parts ol religions. And I sec so llltlo 

oct, that if ooo could bo induced to take tho 
mo and forma of another to-night, no 


temporize a "Bishop" to prcsld 



he editor, through fo 
his " Orthodor-j " t 
of the eclipse of OrO 






iwers Of hi: 



sclplcs 



each 



iich i 






.»'iou-h 



.1,'d) i 



conscientious scfciplcs and convict 
t Free Masons, and by degrees to 
;hosc convictions and scruples and h 
the subjects of them to abandon them as i 



length t 



tho 






nothing could ha- 
ly adapted to its purpose. Bi 
mostly alleged against Free ! 
fully kept out of sight in ' 



e same family, but 



book, adopted by the Right Worthy Grand 


opened, and one n 


paoati 


Lodge or North America at Cleveland, May 21, 


For brevity woo 


nitth 


864, which we omit. Nest come 






ordinary temper au 


codes 


stored the Lodge should always he called to 


Libers and offl 


ro re 


heart, and the open Bible should be upon the 
altar in front of tho candidate. 

3 Should a candidate rcfuso to assent to 


God by it, this is a 

But if applied to tli 




the obligation tho initiation cannot proceed 


conclave, and goi 


r thr 



i"B, and not God I 



roost feel its awfulness. impressed by the rising 
of the whole Lodge ; by the open Bible before 
him ; by his hand upon bis heart. What is the 
obligation ? as yet ho knows not. He must 
in the dark, as to Its future bearings. 
If he declines thus to shacklo his conscience 
for life nod surrender his manhood, he will not 
iho drawiog of the hangman's rope about 
hi9 neck to be sore. He will only be civilly 

woman can be a member of that Inde- 
pendent Order and retain his liberty to speak 
act with simple reference to bis own indc- 
dont convictions of propriety and duty to 
God. 

he anti Republican, not to say anti-Chris- 
i titles, so lavishly employed, and the man- 
worship implied in these titles aud salutations 

suaded Jesus, or Paul, or an angel of FIcaven 
would spurn with disgust.— Ed. 



We s 



t Chrl 



■ongholdaofSat 



odge. All not member 
Notk— "iVoeu*, Opro 



,rvf<i„\ '—Ei 
clothe then 



Tho officers i 

Ives with appropriate regalia, and assue 
their respective positions. 

Tho W. V. T. will seo tbat the guards of tl 
Lodge are at their proper places, and th 

These things done and reported, the W. 
T. proceeds to say : The Marshal and Depu 






)rd ande 



i of the [ 



form them? Did the disciples of Chris 
putting on regalia indicative of menib 



idcred as 



ust of necessity rest i 
od? What warrant for 



loallowasit would be for 
g of money outside of it 
might easily become tar more dm 
to raps call the officers to t 
W. C. T. says: "Worthy 






. W. > 



cept tho reply of iho 
Worthy Chaplain. 

The W. M. says : " 
are oualificd to renal 

W. 0.— It is my du 



Ivangelical prayer to w 
nd anything to object, 
Our Heavenly Father, f 






and rehearsals of tho Lodge, tin 



opposing all the works of darkness. Th 
we understand! it, is the real object of t 

rist, to destroy tho works of the Devil. 1 



word, - 






r fellowship," says c 
"ia with the Falbci 

Jesus Christ," and this Is d( 

tho spirit. 



eemer hero on earth. This Is tho o 
>ur paper. This ia what all Christhi 
lally and unitedly as churches and d 



Then, farther, this gre 

disciples, viz: that of lo 
M doing of bis will 

i fioicho would, as h 

nlovo Mo"— that Ii 



Jbr 



prop; 



Banner wo need to understand and know what 
ompliah, If tho adversary can get us to look- 
Ignis, we shall be deceived and foiled. Wc 



t Ghr 



it s reign is— 
ike greatly 






something else like it. This would i 
iristians and the church from the rei 
lity of being filled with the spirit. 
erefore, of vital moment that wo get the truth 



Now the idea, or 



) belong lo Christ, conic into 
hua live fur Him ; while He, by 
His justly increasing judgments, cuts oil* the in- 
ibly wicked— and how soon would his 

•r way to bring In his promised l.li*dul 

hero than to burn this world up and 

t over again to purify it! Ho has not 

yet given up his gospel method for renovating 

as a bad jot. No, no! Fie will yet 

unkind— nay, to the moral unii 

costly glorious plan of rcdom 

to accomplish here on earth. 

argument for Christ's bodily i 






irth, and u 

esays: "Though 



with them, as nfuch as they longed 
is not what they needed. Ho 
better present with them by bis 



-, the 



ost blesdcd ii;i.l pi-.-f 

g.-prl ,-s-;ti'm. Although 



he spirit of Christ, he 
,ho Christian may, if 1: 



isllj, or by the Holy 



■it j?, d*elliti ( 
wing dlsclplei 



t blessing is plcdgod 



and we will come unto bim and nmke^our abode 
him." Ho then has tbo 
ice of Christ, and or tho Fi 
(Aroiij-AObrlst, Ho ia filled with th 
Ing blissful presence by being filled with tho 
There is, then, an inward, soitl-fe 
co of tho SI 



t Jost 



This 



untuui man by « 
jry thought and <i 



ibytl 



Me of Christ's reign. And how h 

do all for Christ then ! And tho spirit with! 
dm is as a well of water springing up am 
i.uimUri'.ly rcfrcahini 



around 



;■'■"■"< » 



<;!.■ ,-opv <i,i,iind in muslin) l 



tolutioi 

tiitnpy ofRelvidcre before 

ially wish to' 

nd forward t 
Foster, S.S I,u 






g yielded to Him, and many opposing kil 
y works of darkness and strongholds of t 
■ work that tho Cynosure ia engaged, n 

,n, and pouring in upon theui ihc tonsil 

Help of'the Lord against the mighty-givi 



, Lo this appointed gospel way— gel 
lady for it, and live for nothing eh 



j angel, having the key o 
pit and a great chain in his h 
down from Heaven and lay ho! 



;ader please notice Senator Wilson's i 
nidation at a recent meeting of the C 
jional Temperance Society in Washiugi 



feels not Its own bappin 



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w'llibniud lo .'III' ,^ ni '" (! '"' 
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CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 22, 1870. 



4=9 



Correspondence. 

Amesi ^ Lombard Block. ''- 

Your readers will doubtless bo glad to ta 

Tho accompanying latter merely alludes 
a violent opposition which tbe te.cbor 
UcomIx lady) met Mill on Qrst rc-achi 

ItetM nOVonly from tbe uurec octree t 



j, from fl 



the 



The 






ThorO is a groat de»l of testimony to prove 
il.sl the colored ministry are generally jealous 
,f missionaries from the North (though their 
people welcome them warmly) and from this 



■»iy ; ' 



the blind lead-the 



ions in the work osalgnc 



people generally n 



ither public weal or woe, and all who circ foi 
the Church and public good should buir 



they d'i, Jtrother It., we'll lot 



,-. , rci.lc 



Biplic 



ome truthful nni 
orderly. Yet we have great hope of them fo 
nith all, they ore good hearted, and affection 
ate in a surprising degree. Like the rest o 
our scholars these new recruits eccm to ban 
imbibed the idea that they are called to gin 
ua especial attention from the neglect we re 



I'm sure — some ruhnlng with all speed hat 
hand— others walking on all fours, occasion 



might a teacher have hope of auch an 

us (lie little ragged bad boy he seemed bi 
but as an embryo philanthropist, nhose 

not only ta a school, but as sec 



favor since the opening of this school. J 
obly in advance of his people, and who talkei 
daring that they did not "propose to sent 

is very teachable. In his prayer at tho elns. 
himself as " overwhelmingly " thankful for thi 

" ends of the earth " might como and he " e* 
pired"byher. (Moaning inspired.) 



: it is proper I would like to ha 



"'other Campbell, in an article hoadid, ' 

^■'"'■"lir Dod E e." When ministers are reel 



rphra 



atagonistlc to tho courta a 



only lot them thrive aad gro 



Rev. L. N. Strattok writes: 
10ft words and hard arguments 
ionry through our village pap 






anti-Masonic work 



enough toe, 
1 iniquity wit 



for the Cynosure, with name*, to be sent to tin 
Bee." 
This is one-fourth of bis proportion, if h 



Leroy and vicinity came out on the platforn 
,nd declared to tho public that Morgan wa> 






;ilure i-i woikeneil or defltroyed. 

The address cannnt fail to awaken thought 
) the Importance of tho subject. 



U.IT..H «'v: 



rij.py (- > 






omitted." This has 
in of that oath, and 

tils all there, and all 



ne.Uunablylbcahl.-sljn.mwl of lb- .-.. 

icusable in forwarding iU objects. It 

Hut the fascination and dread of the a 

Nation 1 * writers. In tho last issue, sp< 
if the dethronement of Louis Philippe, a 



ig overthrown, then it is L orc t sooiotiea, who l 
■e secret organisations by a)1< jho change la a 



ind not that of secret aviation, tli 
French nation became diverted from a 
)f liberal government and turned ovc 
Military d-.-ipotism. Such is the natur 
lency of secrot association, and such 
■eal work in Franco ; ami similar too, 
'US to be Us work here in tbe United 
fit is not stopped. Such paralyzed 



;roat social evil we ought to know its magni 
udc, and extent, aa soon as possible. Th. 
lame of every Christian preacher who worship 






The i> iiLiLMh ..f oj,-- ,!.<- 






rogrcss of the good work thus far. The Ctno 

directive light amidst confusion and dar 
nd thousands upon thousands, not eve 
luding many Masons themselves, we 
ot will rejoioo" in its success. It has s 

re loudly expressing elratgo and unwonte< 

ignatur'e. AN'XO LUCIS 2. 

The abovo suggestion about statistics is fix 

!tc— Let the call bo made and answers. 

Who is on the Lord's side, in this conflii 



liquors as a beverage causes p.verrv, 

sc and co operative effort tend to secure 
aintain such abstinence, the Congress- 
onal Teroporanco Socioty suggest and reoom- 
,eod to ibo ministers aid churches, to all 

ailanihropic. and patriotic throughout the 
,od, to hold simultaneous meetings in their 
ivoral towns, town-hips, and city wards on 
le 22d of February, the birthday of Washiltg- 

ledgc of total abstinence Irom oil thot inlox- 
ates, and to adopt practicable measures to 
avo such plcdgo presented to every roan, 
oman, and child over ten yearsnf age. There 
re millions of members of Christian churches, 
lillious of children in the Sabbath and public 
;hools, and millions of others who, it is be- 
eved, might be persuaded to pledge their 
nth, truth, and honor, wholly to abstain from 






mds, become a pivot on which 
Till turn from the rtHgiota of me 



.cople of New York City really 



leed, especially 

in our legis 
nd odd thousnni 



.' worth fJi.)O,0i)0. In 1BS2 we g 
sect, for $S3 consideration, tho fee of 
block of g.ound running from Fifth to 



e generously threw in the rest of the block- 

for another dollar; and this block ianoi 
orth- another million and a half or dollars 
kua we havo during the time mentioned givci 



was practically established by law, and we are 

duced (perhaps rude persons would say " 6mug 
gled ") into the tas; levy for this city the fol 















an Catholic Ghui 
on schools; andt 
trodneed tola* tt 



at bulk naturally went to the Roman Cath- 

i equality ; hut the substance of tho endow- 
tsury of tho Roman Catholic Church. Tliue, 

selves every year in order to enrich the eof- 
i of Romanism. To add to tho evil and dis- 
co, we are at tho same time helping to d.'s- 



I ought 



■r (hey had hit on such an appro 

--stone laid with Masonic honors, a 
lected the day of St. John the Evangelist, as the 

St. John or John the Baptist was a F 
Mason, and likely enough mixed up with tl 
,ttlc Morgan difficulty; but I suppose I 

roof of it before my own eyes. He must hi 

oen a good one at kooptugseerets, and mlgl 






c cornerstone of the church at Ephc 



they was a going to lay tho corner stono of r 
ooden building that was underpinned will 
rick; but they were equal to any emergency 
They made four large bricks and set 'em uj 
)dgoways so as to leave an archive, as it wero 
nside, a foot three inches one way and tin 
lame distance the other, lacking the thickness 



of much e 






forget tho Imposing Uisphi 



ahead of the other, which was soon settled b 

second 9ddle like going back. Tho prncesslo 
was formed at the old Apple Jack Distillery C 
the creek ; which is closed up now, owing I 



Dr. Jayne'a Family Medic 



key or new rum for all I know It 
.; and a few drops of oil from 
Alter or beforo that, I forgot l 
* on about half barley enough 



three inches by two. This done, Jim Shafer, 
;eps tavern down on the Shawnee Town 
and who acted as spokesman, put tbe 
, n to a fellow near him, ifthe stone was 



) that effect. Uo then proj 



,l,c iii..v,ium,i ..f building a new chur< 
iinco the corner-stone laying I am heai 
ivorof it Thercnore people who look 



PETER 5L0KU1I. 



read in one of our proi.iii.fiii [i..'ivs|.,apcr 



Now, can tho world ever he sulVulentiy grite 

either the shoemakers of Massachusetts ooi 

nkcrs of New York, whose kindly office it is to 
lothe and feed all who pay them, hav< 
thought of doing audi a thing ; and If tho world 



iMltutlon u Masonry to look after our intci 
Tho craft of Masonry in thisshoituewspapei 
i a cover"- effort to uiako itself appear as i 
gainst tho cnoroaohmonts of tho tcrribh 






nanism, aad that Masonry has had nolh 
orrupt it by Its infidelity and Pngi 

* doing a good, a holy and a sacred 

laaons arc only at their sly old trii 
taking it appear to tho public that their 

n.l olli.io iire -f vr> prc.t important. 



disapprove of tho Pope's syllabus ns the 



r or more detcstablo than German Fret 
Masonry. Tho genius of civil and religiou; 
■ty in tho United States should shrink Iron 



ridently startled; he assnmod tho apologetic 



National Christian Association 



EZRA A. COOK, 

Publisher, 



1 virtually i 
: Mason, by saying tl 
Lodge more than t 



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the Cvnosobk to bell their farms in order t< 
t off this indebtedness. On tho contrary, w 

k nni f"!r i r ,u,r-r< « hen Kroe Masonry i, 



"Tho Masonic Fraternity 



ears after the feet uf the ril-nun ti ,-!!-, 
.miliar with the paths of Namaskel- 
itb the settlement of Middlcborough ; and by 
hat rule of propriety, not to say good 






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CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 22, 1870- 



FOR YOUNG FOLKS. 



iconi or fruit, on ibc moonlight nights, 
u the story of Squire Humphries' colch- 
i hi? melon pitch, nnd how he flogged 



just what no had been doing— IhtOTlnl 
on't flineli from the word. 
When tho cold weather pal aa end 
out-door meetings, irb rented o roon 
dd, brick warehouse, near the river b: 
Gttod it up for our use. The fitting 
Bisted chieflj in putting up florae bio 



niiy vim per?i?t in going with him J don' 



because l.o h down ? I'm glad I'm no 
mean. Sjko never did anjthing so 
bad ; but old Ferggy nlwnjs had a grudge 
ngninat him. I tell jou it makes mo just tear- 
ing mad to have you talking ngnlnst Syke Mar- 
Lin. There is no use iu it, cither, for I am 

low-a tip-top good fellow." 



i general, and jot is not goo 



'bauce, and seldom spoke of tbem, 
-tith hoi; horror. I bad a Ton oonacii 



tho 



mghe 






Finally, Odd Fellowship, wo ore told 
one of tho natural fruits of civilization ;" 
a, we may add, aro brothels, tbo inmate; 



somcly for " their rcccptio 

tho rounds of tho papers, 
without comment. Thoy i 



„rrtin.< r.ighlii, which were regulnrly a 
■J for Friday evenings. It wos Syko'i 



that their danger* 
ity, and Christian 

When members i: 

aim to rise on tbo ruined moral?, nnd 
,ptcd Christian sentimonn of the comet 
under the pretense of charity ; It Is ti 

PEOPLE'S n:ii;\'[i 



-iglit enough at anything but 



bad hov, 


though at 




Diild have m 




irtin led us 




gb I am not 


of wrong 


oing upon h 


f.>r Lis 0" 


nself. Ikn 


1V ,..., U Ul 


two, and I 


go. Itw 




3 tempor 


\\ and ctcrn 


That d 






on the strce 


met Dob 


Morgan. H 



ido of s< 



son.pt off. The 
will now be pre* 
low, vulgar uglin. 



loldcrsof their hardly e 



,vo nut only knocked 
is called, against th. 
aph Company, but 



rs of this league 
tork, or struck, as 
istcrn Union Tele- 
force- other opcra- 
rho belowg to the 
put themselves, like soldiers, under tbe 
nds of tbo leaders of the league, and 
icir orders, thus completely surrender- 
Masons do, their individual indepoad 
f action, tlicirrightof private judgment, 
the very birthright of tiio American citizen, to 

;ningmen. Putting themselves ic tho verj 



Cynosure Tracts. capkaigndocukents. 

The Mystic Tie 



NOW PUBLISHED. 



HISTORY OF MASONRY, 

By President J. M.ANCHARD, Wl 



mplnrcd them. No intoi 
nd the only way to 



like a 



flibo 



tDERN AND OBSCURE ORIGIN-DBS- 
POTIC AND UNCHRISTIAN CHARACTER, 
AND REVOLTING AND BLASPHEMOUS 
OATHS OP FREE MASONRY, AS PROVED 
BY ITS OWN ORATORS, AUTHORS, 
HISTORIANS. 



MASONIC MURDER, 

Spelling MLison, who has taken 17 degrei 



?r!v oppi)--i>-l 



ings or seek the Savior, 
heart was a little daughter, 
■ call him "father." When at 



Grand Army of the Republic. This is n scere 

uring tho war of the rebellion, and is makin 
bo of it for the benefit of its leaders. It he 

oubtlew, not a few of our members of Cm 
rem. It differs wholly in its charade 
tructure, and objects, from the State railitl 
•om which it sprung, and through which alor 
in tin' liberties of the people be secured, 
omparison between the two will clearly di 
lose their differences. The State militia is 
indcr the command of the Governors of the 
Hates, who are generally chosen annually by 

3rnnd Array of the Republic is under the 
lommnnd of men appointed by themselves, 
lonceroing whom Hie people of the States 
mow little or nothing. The oaths of the 
nilitin are to servo the States to which they 
mlong, and the United Sti 



jiiiljrirn-nt t< 



alked In a hoarse ivliispcr, u i( the fence-post 



len are so cicc. .lm^iT 



niomptlj. 
"I, too; 

Sike«i,.le 



L I taught you to play cards, for 5 



a ceremony of Sykc's own getting up, I I 
ve. We Stood around in a circle— th< 
;re seven of us— and Syke, raising bis right 
nd, said, aolemnly, 
ig forward a couple o 



which bind this order 



) Grand Lodge last September by the Orde. 



, toi 
repeated ' 



ler, and theso wo read In turn— se. 

Up," partly from our favorite Kn „, Cl , 
from our number and character, being 
and "up" to anything, as S.rko 



mostly p 



jokes 



I part, I bad to \ 
funniest and 1 



tile children tenderly cared for, 
ou wish to give them every possible opporti 
unity for intellectual and moral improvemen 

offm was placed on a table in the y^rd, thi 
he large number present might look upon lb 
face of tho little sleeper, as she lay among tho 



:erms of a good undo 
throughout the war. 
wlod«ment of ihr ' 






;:it,- ! 



MASONRY. 



Why am I Opposed to 
M^SOnSTEYP 

OUR CORRESPONDENT. "ANTIMA- 



:and 



The 1 



ihoy « 



of .the Republic— who 



ir.tfll.; 



institution, understood by everybody ; 
Grand Army or the Republic is a secret, ■ 
hound society, whose action is conspirai 

,nd supervision of the people Tho mili 
he regular State institution of a free people, 
rhile tho Grand Army of the Republic 
nero secret collusion, which is better qualified 

1 free people. The only things secret 



icnevor called for by t 



lundac-tly secured; while that of tho I 
rmy ol the Republic is beyond the conl 






call you ' father ' ns;iiiii. 



thoughtful for a while, 1 
He sought and found 



.-ruidcofi-u 

e people; the Grand Army 



them 



Th< 



the Republi 

militia presents no means for office-seeking 

A-my of the Republic is a great leucine, well 
fitted for wresting office from tho aul 
in spite of themselves. In short, th. 






1 of obi 



,us shape, one which Mr. Star 
Uion was well calculated to 
,rmy of open, straightforward 
ivil and martial law, it has bee 
ision, subject to no law, civ=l, 
night almost say, divine. Its 



up of telegraphic ope 






REMOVED. 



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50 READE ; 



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A League with the Devil. 

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' In secret have I said nothing-"— Jesus Christ. 



The Christian Cynosure, j"""'; w^j •'"•»<>») 



CHICAGO, TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 1870. 



[FORTNIGHTLY AT $1 A YEAR 
WHOLE NUMBER 11. 









tlic protector of morality, ami tho handmaid of 
religion, it lifts been suffered to exist withi 



has Won* interwoven ' with the very frail 
and fabric of society, aud secretly connect 



cheld tl.o in 


crference o 


f these mystic nrtl 














thTe^out 


"'SflTSr. 


o°"«h°ve"°h°"d 


"imi holding 


the highest 






rethren by 




Unr,-, stroiij. 


!i, and char 


ctcr wo kne» noth 



mnd to the Fratcfiiitv'by 1 



We l^ve seen 



-„ r ' L ' "" ll " 'night tufciy got at di-Banc 
^effort to pull u (Io^td. 






was engaged in the publication of a 

Masonry. This contemplated publieatioi 
cited tbc alarm of the Fraternity, and nui 

members were heard to flay that it should 
be suppressed at all events. It is known 



lallyp 



stale or fictitious demand. Th 
in (be absence of the jailer, ho \ 
i from prison by the pretended i 

Upon leaving the prison door 



: ,.,,1,0-1. 



mrder 



me, from his amiable wife and 
At Canandnigua he bad been 

ireibly carried, by relays ol 

of one hundred and fifteen 
I Niagara, This outrage nee- 



into Col, David C. Miller was also soijed 

ten to Lo Roy, He was also seized by 
Masons, nod accompanied to Lo Roy by a fero- 



mgaged in devising 



.9 oath of more horrid Import, and of para 

t ties, all other duties, must yield Hoi. 
a free man. Re stands shackled and bourn 
uvisibtc and mysterious chains. He can- 
do his duty to his country if he would— hi 



np people beg.n to look farther for the origii 
if the crime, and felt fully justified in iden 
ifyiug the Masonic Institution with these out 

The matter began to assume a new complex 
on; ibo dangers of secret societies began ti 

fearful comment' The conviction becarm 
general that the safety of government and re 

tion should be banished from our soil.— 
and tendency t>f the Masonic Institution 



ooiely. and to disclose the i 

aking upon themselves those hi 
they do, ignorant, of their ni 

either legal, moral, or bone 

tho duty which they 



principles which governed Illumlnlsm in the 
Inst century and lighted her path in that foul 
plot which would bavo substituted anarchy 
for government and civil rule, *nd Atheism for 
the religion oi the Cross. It is from tho he- 
agitated Europe for the last fifty years, may be 

The governments of tho world nro beginning 
awake to iho danger. Russia has buj 






Iiavo found too weak; but tlici 
force in public opiniOD, which must, in 

ycd against it—this 






'"IT"' 



,ers. These obligations have been published 
the world, and furnished farther and weighty, 
[deuce ol the dangers of the. Masonic Insti- 



gations, and that they a 



.i. of tho laws. OoramiUe.cs o 
re appointed in the differ 
iloh were the scenes of this ■ 

ferret Out this crime, and t 






the Fraternity implicated in 



-cdictcd to them ; and certainly no 

character of prophecy. These acts of * 



jUw 



:■,,'!. 






iwovcr, Masonry is only what i 
:en professed to he, perhaps it Dli| 

irhaps they might he safely loft t< 



mmittees soon d 


covered, 


any Other person o 


equal qualifications "—to 












aternfty. 




















ame " whether ho be righ 














violably, "murder 




otiou— thai thei 










villiued. 






and ruin were c 


iiLi.L-mS 




s import wheiher such an 



any elective office, in derogation of that equal- 
ity guarauteed to ua by our Constitution, and 



Ian a Masonic Judge or Masonic 



lice in our government ? Is there an' 






Is any confidence to be placed in 






■udcred unsettled. Is Free Masonry the 
widmnid of religion?— that Institution in 
hose rites and ceremonies the most touching 
jrtions of that holy book, which holds out to 

Almighty God l-whero the name of our blessed 
lor and the Holy Trinity are introduced in 



iscnted only as ouo grout Lodge, and tho A] 
ighty is blasphemously typified as Grand Mas- 



ustitutc and rely upon the religion ol 
instead of tho religion of Ulro who 

ich their impious ceremonies repre. 
i be. It is time that those delusions 
idled. Masonry now stands before ua 
iked deformity, stripped of it3 tinsel 
It behooves 



lowcrful. which 

■aks Tram the sacred desk— it speaks tli 
tho organ of the press— it speak* iIikhic, 
hoses, when Mason; appeal to y 



i.,[.i- 



of the Father o 



lously adopted. 

it the thanks of this Cm 



i:i:mvx. i 
ti.y.msr, , 



o procopt given by our 



rociscly the point where Maaonr 

astern of pagan fraud and knavery 
icn, not only lo take oaths, but 



■ oi i; 






ind liberty of action. Even if there wcro no 
Christian precept against binding ono's sell to 









l:iiiy ii[>[ii'inted officers of I 



ii-iuking, what ought we U think of the 
acher, of the Christian religion, the mini; 

ONTHF, SQllARK. 



helpless dread of Masonry as (hey over did o 
Jesuitism ? Every irado and trade*' unloi 
stands In Icai' of that one single trade f union 
speculative Masonry. It Is a standing throe 

tiant, noble spirited mini; and yet, rtspittali 
mch-glvtfHtuO amiable protection of a sweo 
srallo and a joeoso laugh ! Tho strangest o 
pardoned ipmo little traalinoi 









Masoury, or Motroonls 



But heroin iir- ouc <,f tlto mos 


il,-l- .iiiiih 


rails of Masonry ; It enables men 


io at temp 




community 




oking f.ico 


undor it, until thoy aro und out, 




hoy can earrv their Imposillon 




rbeu Miey turn it oil by ao amiabl 


, goodna- 


urod laugh, pretending that it was 




Ike Masonry in general, winch is in 




ad joke, though it claims to be vcr 


rmiiohhcl- 



than blacksmiths' 



:,pt.u 



des folk, or handicraftsmen ? 

The oposlles wcro generally fishermen, St, 

do to Masonry in the N'cw Testament, as we 

ncmber, was the admirtflott which the sim 

pic -minded apo'tlcs bestowed upon Etorod'j 

Temple, and not upon Solomon's, and which 



B of very 



Tim i,-.i. 



.udofgocicly too. I 



3 by nature to answer lucli a purpose ; lot 
romp and piny the child with his children, 






r or tho gospel, trying 
y, by a laugh, 



minis 



tho gospel. If he has heea so unfortunate i 
,o be imposed upon by his fellow men by hat 
ug the sad joke of Masonry played off upo 
iim, why should ho continue that joke by amli 
lie efforts tolaughitoffnssucn: 
There is another class of Masons who g. 



in:; di-'ni u 



ustruction from the i 

Wo see in these disclosu 

pies which doluged Frai 

cause of tbo dark 

lauguinary Rovolutii 






uperl 



I that 



usual elements of respectability in S 
erally, and not upon Masonry, is closely 
stioned about his membership of the Lodge, 
often seeks to divert inquiry by a very 
able smile, or laugh, as if Masonry was a 
cics of gentle folly, a little wcokness, a kind 

ous consideration. The fact is, nil iutclli- 



Masonrj 






0«, manly B CI 



eiklng to give itself (ho triumph of a 



They feel cons 
by it, and the fire of 

oir soro point Is touched. Such men 
down all close <jucslions by force, or 
, and would exhibit the peculiar fit- 

actlcal demonstration of it. If you 
have some little failing yourself, then 
fory uord is made to unlock tbo secret on all 
:casions, and twit tings, girdinga, and low In- 
flations aro let fly in a way to show the su- 
iriorily ofMasnnry «ver Christianity, in some 









having cvcrjlhlng— 



other collue 

rs, lotteries, liquor selling, olc. 
Now that Illinois is engaged in 



»on & iblo majority, it would bo well lo give 
honorable, independent, free born, upright 
i some protection against iho wicked, 






lie may 'be. The lai 






o is one evident proof that Maso 
honorable, as is claimed, by ll 



the Almighty would chooi 



rbcro In iho United States that cam 

if the law of the laud. Kvcry man 
-ight to object to secret oarii-bound . 
iog upon juries In every and ac-y esse i 
, concerned. Their influenco Is an out 
tyranny thai degrades all who submit ti 

by la*' ll '..'..I: 1 - .l,'o"p', . 






iv l.'niu-.i nn 



ridge 






ftecnth Amendment is as follows ;— 

■ole sbal 
. _jUi 
:ount of n 

V:,- s-.-l'-! 

, the r. s. 

Poincro 

a of Sufi „ 

nship, and nil native „ 



Tho right of th 

Jged by the United 

it of race, color, o 
rvitude. 

ff.'a Senate on the 

m.K-ro'., as follows: 
The basis of Suffrage in the United Stm, 

ins shall "enjoy tbo 

and privilegof ot'tlie elective franchise Kach 
Sutv flluill di'teruiine, by law, the ago of Hie 









pie with rcferc 

Wyoming Tor 



lath Amendment prohil 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, MARCH 8, 1870. 



The Christian Cynosure. 



from Eev. C. G. Hnficy, was re 

ir of tbe committee, showing tha 
f the writer and Of the mover, iter 

w any thing of the Other's thoughts 

Wo must employ a general agent 



If we would advance to full success, fee nius' 
increase ibem " an hundred fold." The pledpci 
of the last anniversary must bo redeemed, ant 
vastly more liberal things bo devised for th. 
nest. I. A. HART. Secretary. 



W. C, T.— The Past Worthy Chief Teniplu 
mid Financial Secretary will repair to the ant, 



this institution, they not confliotinj 
ir duties 09 a citizen or a Christian ? 
;r-I will. 



The P. W, 0. T. and the F. 
Worthy Chief Templar, by i 



right 



on the left breast, over the heart, and then 

directly in front of the chair of the Worth 
Chief Templar, when the singing is finished 
Tbo W. C. T. gives ono rap of his gavel, which 
acuta tho Lodge, and the Marshal (hen si 
Worthy Chief Temp Jar, allow me to 

wishes to become a member of our Order 
W. C. T. -My friend, we giro your.. 



tight lland Sup] 



-Welcome. 
ragcnicnt> every 1 



Here 



citing it gently fall by the side. This s 
.ion is made quick and easy. Tbe P. W. 

Worthy Chief Templar, the question 



i'l.u Marshal goes out [and leads the ca 
:e up to the closed inside door. The ', 
il gives three distinct raps., 
Junrd— Worthy Vice Templar, there i 






corrupted the life-blood of t 






falllni 



Ulf a solemn obligation of total ub 
.ml to bind yourself to our laws; bi 
Save already been assured, there is m 

the relatione of life. It is an obll S at 



for obligation. 

Tbe Marshal now conducts the candidato in 
'root of the chair of the Worthy Vice Temp- 
er, and the Lodge here sings an ode of inveca- 






■ of Almighty Cod, iiud in the presence "I 
witnesses, do solemnly and unreservedly 
Sc that you will not make, buy, sell, uso, 
h, or cause to bo furnished to others, as 



al form of promising is here chant 
unconditional by that sort of ledgei 
properly termed "mystic art:" In th 
n he promised to obey the laws ai 
10 order, if thoy should notcoiflict 1 
stian duty, retaining firmly his rights of 

the supremacy of God. Ho is rondo 
promise absolutely, without reserve or com 
ot to reveal the secrct3 of the Ord 
secrets are not the signs and passwoi 



We 









0. T.— Tho Chaplain will noi 
Divine blessing. 
Prayer by tho Worthy Chaplain 
Our Father who art In Heaven, 
plore Thy blessing upon this friend who has 
sumod a high and responsible obligation, 
and whose influence is henceforth to be united 
urs to drive intemperance from the land 
Give him strength to discharge every duty 

ii every pledeo. May ho have hlronglli l< 
It every temptation ; and, iu Thy bands, be 



•pi-irate iroi-i and oiuiitou " or the Order, and 
n ««a rtific-j" to yield "a r«m/.i/ obedience 

lure all those laws, rules and usages will com- 
nend themselves to his conscience ? As yet 
io is ignorant of them. If tho promise had this 
.rovlso " as far as I shall find them agreeable 
:o my convictions of right and duty," he might 
give the pledge. Such a proviso was allowed 
Ini in the ante-room, but now it has slipped 

r no. You take the Order " for bettor or 

Forsc until death do you part." In, case of 

ield obedience, but to yield " a ehttr/ul obe- 

licnce " in that case would be an absolute im- 

possibility, so long as he keeps a conscience at 

,11. But that may not be long, for there is 

nothing like such obligntlons as this to break 

'u and destroy conscience. This form of 

gation implies in fact n renunciation of con 

■ncc and of the right and liberty of private 



"Yoi 



:,.Miii! 



judgment. 

True, the W. C. T. 

Worshipful Master's assurmcc oi 
poor blind candidato in the Maso 

obligation ho is about to take 
rfcre with his politics or religi 
W. C. T. only tells him he has b 



(Paul said: " God forbid tba 



(Tho P. W. C.T. inculcated self rrglitc 
ess. The W. C. T., by low flattery, fans 
moors of pride.) 

Worthy Chaplain— A Teraplar'a vow is 
stored in Heaven; as you value your standing 
ere and your peace in eternity, k< 
acred to tho end of life. Remem 
gation ! 

W. V. T.— Your sacred honor i. 



oath is iu this obligation, though not so die 
tinilly developed as to be readily pcrceivedb; 

Of it by persons of good perception and judg 
merit. It is really an oatb, though the won 



rear is not used. Hut i 

•a) to God. "In a full belief in tl 

id power of Almighty God," lit 






cMsso 









;J lly 



To-day he goes the Good Templars" obligation 



mean to say if the Good Templars' obliga- 
i is frequently violated and many or thorn 
•ome perfectly unstable and morally impo- 
t, It is an effect not to be wondered at, bc- 
ise the seeds of weakness and disinlulum 
contained in the very act of taking the ob- 
ltion itself. It is no slight objection, based 
expediency, that wo have to this obligation. 



■gation 

■iituros with an impudenco worthy of the 

ere angola dare not tread," for God alone 

his conscience and preserve its independence 
by judging of tha right or wrong of what he 

hat of no other being. For a creature th 
;o supercede the intelligent aclioQ of nnothc 
;onscience is to us an act of usurpation both 
3od's sovereign dominion and of man's highest 



■id, wl 
-only o 



He 



p.ovo the 


m When 






viso, tha 


he w 


obey then 


all, wl 


muchunk 


nown as 


But suppose what 






wronged." Now, If this implies a special obi 
gation towards Good Templars, it implies ale) 
obligation toward thoso who are not Good 

partially. 
The Chaplain's prayer also is infected with 

ring assumed " a high and responsibli 



n„- (he 



noreovll than good in the end. 
dty is wholly omitted. Even the 



a pledge, wo should e 
n pledged mutually ti 



:rocy almost c 
Olemnly prom 



nc, especially if it involves tho dogma of r 
art only of tho community." That is, thi 
lea that the Sabbath is sacred, or Divinely on 



biaown language in tho Ad-mnce of May 1.1th, 
where ho says— "On critical grounds it is 

and directly be defended on Now Testament 

like the Lord's Supper and Baptism, and not as 
ng the Old Testament Sabbath, with the 



Theo 






and 1 






caching is. that the 
Jommandmont has no application now. 
purgntod from tho Decalogue. And 
there that does not know, that U 



to cut upsocial morals by (heir very roots P no- 
sides— if the command to keep holy the Sab- 
bath is given up, then all the others may be — 
and what floods of demoralisation are poured 

Again our Brother says—" To this must be 
Ided the rapid increase of wealth in our land, 
adiiig to lusury in every department of life, 

orsing tho Christian principle of e elf- restraint 
ad self-denial, and substituting that of self- 
idulgcncc." 

Now the increase of a wealth may have some 
mdency, indirectly, to lead to an cicessivc 
indnesa. for amusement, and to reverse the 






) Clfti 



lencc 



. Unless it is right to do evil that good 
come, it is not right to debauch men's con 

ho secrecy itself is a social outrage, wheth 
t covers that which is good or bad, forever; 

an equal right in whatever coneerna th< 

oral morals and the public welfare. If the 
incsa of the order is influencing that welfi 



iclude 



ainly is pure and spol 



wo die. 



.ptions of Frco Masonry—that they pkdg. 



lust defer to our ne« issue the further dcvel- 
pment of the bitbamsu of their secret a 



r of the Advance (Jan. 20th) says— 



s ho looks round a 
if" social demoraliz 
isc, we are bound in 



s !,U U-ic! 
has had a 

warned him of it agaiu and again with tears 

n giving the causa for this Increased socio 
noralizalion, he says— " The increased trav 



I the 



sactly to himself? H< 



ty, to 


bo pcr- 


ho tells 


us (Jrfiunc 


of March I6-C 


0) as fol 


perv 


a Its se- 


believe 


pcan Pro 
n Sunday 


s a. day of wo 


ship, hu 



it, by presenting I 1 



denial; but alas, tho teachings of a Christian 
lilliiter, in a professedly religions piper, •!• 
■ctlrj encouraging and sunctioniog fascina^ 

ppointcd guide himself, to throw down tho 
nd decoy our youth Into the whirlpool of en 

pect of the editor of (lie Advance in his owi 
laper, and perhaps more widely elsewhere 
n spcakins of the Puritans of New England 



:hools— cater to the inclinations and practi- 
ce of the world, and sense the deceitful Hi 
ring torch of pleasure to decoy our youth 



.ud not naming it, wo cannot identify it. Wi 
mr friend drop us a lino designating the artl 
Io intended* We will then see if wo on 



r documents of iutei 



highly important. Though it is rather Ion, 

Iu the first ol'.S'o. this scries of articles ii 
.o last CvNosrHK, 2U line of the editor' 
)tc for "punish those guard.*," read fui-ni.i 



Cincinnati .fudges have decided "ill, 
grant a perpetual 

> no right to abrldgi 
:lion and practice II 



e School Hoard, wlii 



r of such i 



mplic 



nd the 

irinciple wo should presume they hnvo r 
ho right to forbid prayer. 
This is well, but not tho end. Tho case is c 
appealed lo tho Supremo Court 






, will e 



:cd by professed 



;essivc fondness fo 
Diple of self-restrain 



ion and familiarizing It with scenes of vi 
al." And yet he favors and defends 



tablj— that if tho Bi 

excluded from our school 



the Bible from our sch 
io Bible can be rightfully 
eluded cl-e 



;oding them, they plunge into a 
Alas, nlns ! On what slippery places do 



nd political measures which ensures lav 
■Wu-hiiiglon. " rl,.- r--Hi.lt of common con 



"'Fhe JuKKornmH fclivul tills > ear La- t 

e usual number. Tho people refused to 



» Hying. 

Lord has visit, 
•freshing from 



all theie tawdcy 



worship of God in tho temph 



Tbe 30th State. 

Delaware, Maryland, Now Jersey, Kentucky, 
California and Oregon, have the disgrace oi 



o keep holy the Sabbath ( 







a riiiiiki'.criul Brother in 




"I am encouraged by ma 
that tho anti Secret So 


okt" d «u» n iI 


og in Ibis section. Maso 


ry is opposed 


t. Espooially do I thin 


"thaf'fflhii 


tho tompotanco orders 
d of tbo futility of their 
of i.erecy. Tbey open) 


efforts undor 



inability lo secure th 
sin their lodges. Mio 



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:opios) was oibaustcd in a very ahi 

.bout Ave hundred remain. ' 
The pamphlet is a very import&n 



■f Oborlin collefie. Both of 
;entlemen are seceding Master Miwu 
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of, explains Itself: y 

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CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, MARCH 6, 1870- 



Correspondence. 



minds of children, without the privilege o 
ok those principles from God's word, u 
,.,] hv God himself. Were I o teachoi 
I-.',- not .here in this blcscd Undo 



Ignoring Ml m.lters, , * 11 '™*'' ™ _'™ 
p „.ecolcd, on Ohrislion principle., till I 



|, end when redely heset 


bore (by an talis- 


o 1 . hrotlier) S3 s Congrcgftl 


onaltst. whatever 






,,,,„„,„ indicate a. ee 


ari.n be.r.ng, we 


Iro. Kiog, Uro. ITanna, an 


d others, will con 


ce all thai lie has no such 




ind the remarks and 


cautions of those 


Ihrcn already published, 


and these from 


■nth of the church, » 


11 only tend to 


on us all, the high and t 


tall; uoscetarinn 


uro of our work, and to 


mite ns the more 






y. Wc hMC h 


card Mr L. do- 


kindly as Ma- 


nsnn 


cursed by Mas 
ofb.;. book, an 


But it is the 


We say tl 

Freo Masonrv 


;rr 


faSidto h p"o 


so fiitufully set 
him aloud both 


out— three, fi 


",' ie 






and place ; s 




John r.cvinjjto 


cad, and lend to 
n-a boob, "The 


please, and ns 
be Freo Mjso 


fo, n . g 



rnr, 


henceforth 


The sentiments 


above giv 


, are just, and vl- 


Lhrc 


onid to Lot. 


tally iniportHTit. 
and especially ou 


a Mrs. A., 
cter of th 


says— oar schools, 
r primary schools, 


° 


Wll.BUF.. 


towftrtttap" 


r country 


\TJZ2 


otlj 


rJRht in this 
e think no one 


munity, and in o 
relations and elH 


r governn 


cut, tilling all ike 
ns of each. Aud 



f charity to the poor, but let them con 

i, and "■.-"rill show them pauper.-' jrrav, 

i hy l.mtlier pauper.', from the counl 



(who was culled from " the Lodge below to 

osiu funeral was attended by every 
reach who could & et there,) was at 
ottom of the whole affair. Yet Ma; 



eiple: 



Cor. 



and help most speedily, and 
nc till the "pestilence that w 
," through church and state 

through death, to need the 
.ihforcirrving forward an 






ally of ami-Christ, 
litor will pleaao find on< 



ilinucd, 



bora of Uic second volume. I would glad 

ly send you a hundred dollars and more, Insteac 

till the attention of those slumbering over tbi; 

called upon to arise from the dead, that tin 
now rejected Christ shall give them light— bu 



fully gaining ground in the 



eretly'carricd away, though unconscious o< 



schools. But we are told—" lot tho child. 

re:" yes, yes— but that docs notmect the 
t. It is in the school that children begin 
brm and build up among themselves, a pub. 

j|y prise. If tben the Bible has no plac< 
istecm there, it will be likely to be slighted 
,onie, as a dull Lome-spun affair ; an 

ool con be ted. and properly governed, 

having the reading of the Bible and r 

t. This takes the teacher and schola 

gethor, right up before God, as nccountal 



thems, ' ' fust beside the Eternal Thr 
■rUt wo want as a government no 

ind justice standclh afar off— that t: 
d in our street) and equity cannot 
at the feet of so many run to evil, 
ia=te to filed innoeent blood, and r 

uthority, floods of vice— angry, ra 



,f outsiders to do the Pitcher, »14G ; Ucv. J Gurnsey, $1.30 ; Mrs. 



nen, ODlj leave Mason 

rou please.'. Let then 



tbful o 



he responsibility ofadmi 

with death penalties or n 

o tlioy mean by it? Is 

aalty- 



iml should be rejected by men. When will 

The Mason says— if Masonry were corrupt 
alledgcd, good men would certainly abandon i 
Our Knight replies thcjrfo; many silently— sot 
jpenly, and a frw pointing out tho corrupt! 



j. when that is possible; and often they 
to be doing their utmost to hlndc 
thing which I hoy themselves arc bending 

d that A. Johnson owed n 



C. Andrews. 8160. 

Clothier, Geo. Johnson, W. W. Jackson, C 
cli.T. Roberts, W. C. Smith, Moses Wood 

J. McFnrlaud, Rev. C. D. Brooks, John Black 
E. L. G 



i a strong a priori reason to suspect tins and 
10 secret history of that impeachment recently 

1 to confirm auch a suspicion in any one who 
as carefully studied the Satanic depths and 
ibtlety of the mystic art. Thus the Simon 

ao chose, but losing tho Bccnt and leading 
tho pom into Ike wrong pathe. and so by the 

tho pursuers from their Masonic Won 

ice, both out of the lodge and in the lodge 
g ono class ns cat's paws and the other a 



, John Jones, M. A. Brerv- 

Crandall, II. Remington, 

George Cowley, II. Georgo, J. It. Overknlser, 

0. Staples, J. Rood, Jas. C. Mutch, 0. 

Worth, Geo. W. Merrill, D. Edwards, M. Gil- 

. Hart, J. 0. Washburn, J. Gould, J. 

ill, W. Talker, F. Hurlcss, L. D. Mo- 

Fiu.tv Jones John Keep, and A. H. 

»■>,.,. ench- It R-.-vnolds, $V0 i 0. 11 

In'l *„,.., Raker. U.H) each. J- L, 



ulls tl 



,o.li.-i 



endorsement of the order in e 
Tho Simon pure Masons can re 
these ns a trail of defense and tl 

heir sccrcey is adapted. Then if by 
Imp now and then, their deeds cam 



a bad 



; don 



w orc man il bis son bad not been a Mason 

This is Ibeir brotherly lout, and it lasts just a 
gas the money lasts. Now. it Is Uuio tlm 

ng. Our churches aro greatly led by il. It 
trols our schools, courts, public offlcs 

to gel a hearing for anything again 



, Brothor Lovington for kei 



Very truly yours, 

H. M. PARKER. 
Wo gladly hail our friend P. as a co-work 
all be c'ad to bear from him here. 



to the Eternal Throne, were well nigh 
d ! And when we thought the great 
. pasl-nlaa !-woe worth tho day !-0 
si pilots themselves, in our nation 

too while claiming to speak for 
declare that from those ties " the relig 
dement is mostly ruled out;" and tint; 
naten to cut loose our ship of St. 
red mooring 



randed e 







march have some such!" Thus tho 
>ures keep thomaelves in countenance, t 
•tand deception is kept up. And the reason 
ill good men do not renounce and dei 

rirtue with such consumate ail, that if i 
possible, it would deceive the very 
therefore n good man clenrly din 



the lodge in thi 



uttered at hisperil, that the very dovil Is there 
merely negative witnesses who can only 



,ree methods he rp'.v'.tie?, 
inlly good men who are dn 
lis would Imply, that the 



dgood men are whited Scpulcbers 

But we arc far from denying 
others accepting the profeasions of Free Ma, 

tble self advantage, and who through 






i the i 






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enob. 

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rows, and Pros. Blanchard, $0,00 oach. 
L. Woodluff, S. Mills, 0. H. Alger, S. II 
iorson, J. II. Green, nnd Pre?. J. Blanohard 



D. II. Rogers, 51,""'. Win. Unwell, 
,evi Goss, $10,00. 
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a. dneia-that "if Miaou.? in* 
rrupt and murderou3 prineiplea charged 
by Iheir opponent?, good men would cei 



jal evidence of Iheir feeling 
?r ai did Geo. Washington 



■erlng Masons as made up of two cl 
leceivers nnd the deceived. The lit 
ibly constitute tho numerical force, bnt the 

ibo hands of a. very few, who, while they hold 
lie sceptor, yet rule mainly by deceit. Tho 

crpetrntcd by the few, and as carefully con- 



in the estimation of a 



nnc-h coadjutor till 



1 was engaged ir. tcachin 
mould the character of the , 
Lhoy ought to bo th< 






i Impress good principle; 



ressed on the subject, and had every 

ecomo a better ChrMan by becomim. 
in, more than fifty times. As I had an 
ion that way, I was no doubt apoken 
joro froedom than is ouslomary towi 



cing bolJIy to their side 



The othor nsaertlon refers to the fact 
a death penalties- Frco Masons say— "If tho 
- are death penalties ln Free Maeonry, as ton 
e (thoy might sar oil) renouncing Un-oos afflrr 



me of Morgan. Our lod 



gesof the execution, yet, when the 

it hod any positive knowledge of it. Vat- 
lcc told what ho knew to no mortal 
nscienco compelled a death bed confession 



e the eve which watches with a sleepless 
ice, they think they are not seen 

I concealed. If man can penctra 



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CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, MARCH 4, 1870. 



RASTER'S CALL. 



And life is frail a? the autumn leaf. 
To God and thy better self bo true, 
Do with tliy might what thou Cnd'st to d 
Tliongh the day is bright and the sun is 

high, 
Ere long it 'twill fade from the globing 

akj, 
While (lit! evening shadows darkly fall: 
Therajfl a time for rest, it will come to n. 
The harvest is white, and the field ia 

wide; 

The reapers arc few and far between ; 



01 a father's wrath who dra 
And boro His cross to light 



or a death of shame tbc Savior died, 
o open (hose golden porlalu wide, 



spent, and (he night steals on apae 

ie Master has given His pledge div 

Iio winneth souls liko the stars shn 

shine. E. Y. S.— 2ndeptfndt»t, 



TOJt YOUNG FOLKS. 



had of it ; and after the table was cleared, the 
old greasy pack of cards came oat. I suppose 
we were flushed and excited by the hard cider 
we had been drinking, for that night wc did 
what I hare never done since ; wc gambled 
We began by small bets of o penny or so on 
the games, but doubled (he slakes as the ex- 
citement deepened, and got perfectly infat- 

jnst a dollar and thirteen cents among us. The 
money ehnnged hands a good many times, as 



II give the money bar 
I won't do any i 



.^ 



nnk you. I am old enough to play fo: 

"Just as yon please; but, for my pari, If i 
n tho whole, I'll divido ; it's good fun to pla 3 
is way; but I would feci queer with olhoi 



The game began in good earnest. Ha\ Wa! 
laec stood looking on, the rest of ua were no 

I heard Dob call out, in ' a sharp, excite 

"It's a choat! cheat! Yon client od mc 
Syko Murtin/.Isawyou!" 

"Von lie!" cried Sjke. hi a rage. 

Bob sprung to bis feet quick as a lias! 
picked up a mug of cider, and threw it .1 Fyke 

With a snail like a wild beast, Sykc spran 



tack i 






"Iffuessth 
high doings, j 


ou 


LTTko'to 


■von;. (here Is 






a regular nil n 


Rhl 




"No, I dor 


•t 1 












pla 


n Eoglieh just * 


on," I replied 




ssly. 


"Well, don 






oiallj mine, for t 










Sjke has got 


ome 


chickens ; I mor 



ain't that njoke, though ? and Hal Wallace i 
going to bring hard elder; and you and I ai 
committee on apples, you ece f We are I 
bring all of our pockets full." 



got a new idea. I'm going to 



"It's a poor rule that woi 
ways," I burst in. « I'll got n 
lot me spend the night with you 



spend the night with 



"Wo had wonderful good lue 


that night in 


(bo four other boys went noiselessly out of 


getting off, tnd we chuckled a 




gate, and left mc alone. I counted two h 


ZTj^J^SSXZ 


a waVtTthe 


drcd-as we had agreed— lo gjvo then 


three regulation knocks at tho 
open like magic. The room w 
with tho great fire, and a alio 


last, stumbled 
and gave the 

s glowing red 
It of welcome 


loudly on (bp heavy, old knocker, 
night. The horror of death came upon 
ne«s on the threshold. Was it death or 1 


"Glad to sec you, my heart' 
"Ifow ore you, old npple 


V'EaidSyke. 


morel knocked loudly. 

The knoll. liko sound rang out agAin 


She. iff was Bob's father. 


hcrilT!" The 


aloud, " Help ! help I 0, for God's sake, co 


"Left him jolly, thank you,' 
cheerily. "Ralph and I had a w 
to-night. I'm supposed to 
house, and ho is supposed to be 


replied Bob. 
nderfnl get of! 
o at Ralph's 


Delp 1" Then I ran. I had promised the b 
that I would stay and see Bob'* lather, and 
him what was necessary; but an uuoontro 
bio Impulse adzed mc, and I rushed down 


"And where you are ain't 






body-" 

"They'll get clear of making 
l.'.'th houses," for— 


,pthebe,at 


mc. I did not go home. There was no he 

for me, I looked up to the sky, and down 
the earth. The heavens and earth were w 


Wo won't go !,.■;.„■ ,ill „ 


'StE 


to hide me from myself. My guilt arose 



indiron, and then dropped lielplossly down on 
i bluing log of wood, and the flames leaped 

Irnggcd him away from the fire, and smothered 
:he Qamc, but wo could not rouse him. He lay 
m the floor, quito stunned and lifeless, a dread- 
: ul sight. His head was scorched ami black 

"He looks like dead; n blow lliereal«ay= 






tk», drof-pinc V,IH 

The body fell b 
aud. If there t 

lob that night. 



ie out all right ai 
leriffofoneof th. 

disappeared thai 



As for Sykc 
ight from Waft 
.ecu heard from since.— Zilt/e Corpo; 



The introduction of Masonry into 
World dates only from about the 



ime Masons, Washington was one. In the un 
l« peeling honesty and purity ofliis character, 
id in his intense patriotic devotion to tjio 
ui.ee of the weakly colonies against their po«r. 
iful mother country, ho doubtless made use ol 
asonryas a means to an end, without parties 

millions which it set up for itself. When 



:r, ho was fully I 
Lion, and at the mc 
as called to tho d 
societies to free ir 



a ckai 



pretensions, by declaring that he had i 
been in a Masonic lodge more than two or 
times during the last thirty years of his 
and by warning the people against them i 
farewell address. His character was too 
and elevated to become in any way add 



i of which 


ii-P'rary «(,-.». 
purposes it ! 
of society. 


g tho first 


thirty or fa 



impotent do they become. The Iotc of power 
is more Infatuating and demoralising than the 

must it be to r. set of ignorant, unprincipled, 

tho temptation to be a piece in the machinery 
that may move the world I How delightful to 
an Ignorant, unprincipled man It Is, to be ono 
of on organization that may overcome all oppo- 
sition, not only of adverse parties, but even 
of tho lowi of the land and of the lw« of 
God' 

among a fren people U necessary for tho sup- 
port of liberty, but a competition in wicked- 



r revolutionary war and our war of rebellion 
>ulU have been conducted and ended much 
ire to the bencGt of tho country without tbc 



adicnl reform— is nee 
rilh truly religious a 
'hero shall the initial 



While it is Tar from being my intention t 
ittcr a single sentence derogatory to the chai 
icier of any organization or society that has fo 
ts object tho promotion of Temperance or th 



nitvatla- 






in ordor to make it apparent that they, of all 
men, are the meet philanthropic, and in 
tho only hope of a benighted and bes 
community. Tbero socms to be a dispo: 



tof II 



all tho 






i his head, but he i 



jad; but we stood a 



Lies of our people be, 
danger which It thrc 
The odious Jesuitical char- 



; tho glamor of fun and froli 



jo to the wall. In I'enr 
Vermont, aud other Sta 

> o-.'C.uV.I .ui-1 c:P|il:V.:C ; 






winter clolheB." 



tho Lrjth, aa pla 


i ami ,„, 


far, 


aal- 


,1 .ad All 


a. Mr. Morgan' 


arci.pl 11. 


"™ 


J 


,n.l'li.., if l,i. 
It. i.i.l.li... K 



, they represent their 
.encvolcnt. The pooi 
Ik, and the suffering, 



Now. I i, 



ion thai 



crecy making men more espan^ive in their b 
jiicc, thoy only contract and chill all tl 
;s that otherwise would flow abroad I 
\11 mankind, and they beeomo selfish an 



fact lha 



nidst of aud surrounded Jy the 






Cynosure Tracts. 

NOW PUBLISHED. 

HISTORY OF MASONRY, 

President J. BLANC HARD, U'l 



This is a very concise little Historv, showing 
'he MODERN AM) OBSOURB ORIGIN-DES- 
POTIC AND UNCHRISTIAN CHARACTER, 
AND REVOLTING AND BLASPHEMOUS 
OATHS OF FREE MASONRY, AS PROVED 
BY ITS OWN ORATORS, AUTHORS, 
HISTORIANS 



MASONIC MURDER, 

Seceding Mason, who has taken 17 degre 



MASONRY. 



Why am I Opposed to 
MASONRY P 

BY OUR CORRESPONDENT. " ANTIV 



Extracts from Masonic 

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wn to be the idolatry of the Nineteen! 
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EZRA A- COOK, PUBLISHER, 88 LA SALLE ST] 
VOLUME 2- 



' In secret have I said nothing" — Jesus Cb 
CHICAGO, TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 1870. 



[FORTNIGHTLY AT $1 A YEAR 
WHOLE NUMBER 42. 



The Christian Cynosure. 



vondi.hfii. I 



a Mr. Seward's policy, which wna no polic 
icept thld — lliat the Government of the Uniti 
Jutes could not, and the.fd.re should nc 



Ailed with perfect impunity— aftei 
sses, audi as it is, of disregarding 



lining broken down the sluices of reel J 
* irked™*., it now seeks to sweep out the 

to intimate that lynch law might well bo i 
plied to the chief city of the Union ; and see 

ib a logical, inevitable consequence wh 
scrupulous obedience is not exacted of all la' 
e-peeially those of the head source of authority 



i'lid commit a murder for every day in the yea 

self ever fall into more helpless nunint! 

But the Ttota is honest, and wise, in cot 

puiiou with Masonry. The Masons feel i 



r mlt in tho fancied Irresponsibility which their 

""suspecting 7W» so bitterly complains. 
y of our people who cn( 






follow 


ngom 




■ "Furthorm 




temp 


hew.cu^ 


arve, indent, * 
wherehv the 








e obtained through 






To all o 


which I do most f 






t- od, and keep me steadfos 









e portion of the human 



whM yon must light against and deal 



as on idol that is adored by the idiot and 



lence ,.f crime, violence, ami fraud hi t 

an possibly account for it? WL 
New York Tn,u- eieo^x. palliate*, V 






ii the garden of F.dcr 



Ono of these power* holdly t. 
inintora its laws in open day f 
world. The other works in the 



lown the Fort Sumptcra of our nat 
.to to imprecate the lightning. 



this side Of Heaven 



eldci 






ivcholdors' rebellion, 



of our republic. It has its t 
recruiting offices (called lodges,) £ 

mks.'and holding thorn in aubjug 
sail, penalties, for life. Thus f 
oudogc are before you. Whi 
choose? On which side will you ci 
,p Neutrality here is posit; 
■ ..p^.lUaui^n will accept ; 
it and loyal brothers, arid 
indreds of dollars from you w 
fees ; nor will it put a padlock on 



CHICAGOJ March 7, 1870. \ 



c niskine, Masonry a vehicle for advortls 1 
e respect them as singers; wo reppec 



Masonic Lodge is strictly a religion 

'," and lie is Masonic authority. Ma- 

" The Third, or Master Mason'* dc- 





."""' 'wh'S'l Ir 








"<i"to r ;."'"h. I ir b ° 


SSnV" 


,.rl! 


I .N...I i-\\ 


on, though, ib'al 1 


, "l ',,,,' 


tou B g°l! 
. 01 


nul.J !,..! !,.■ 


uiind for me olJon 


ding P 


«ce- 


;.:. 


ni.r.pr.s.ol.tion, 






."a" .™.™ 


jo,n. There is no 







varieties of this class of " dodges," he (rill 
find himsclt hooked for dodge editorials almost 
ad infinitum. Only a few days ago, I visited 






, Heaven, let in rend n little I'ur 



thcn.afhristlai. relfh.!!. Webb flays, 
broad is the religion of Ma-onry, and t 
fully are all sectarian tenets excluded fi 
system, that the Christian, tho Jew, i. 
M.ilK.mmed.111, in nil their numberless so 

hist, tli.- I'.ir ..-.., too Confucian. u.,d tl 



ild require a wonderful memory to re 
them all. They havo "Must Worshipful 1 
tor," "Most Excellent Mu«ter," "Siiperoxc 

luhlime Mason." 

Masonry is despotic and clannish, even ins 
'he Udge. W!,i|,. they el,.im to unite men 



mechanical skill and physical pbwor," How a 
who claims that Masonry unites society, 
uls men on one common love!, could 

It II By this loitlraony of Masonry Itself, It 
keeps some in ilia most abject servitude, and 



tikes n 



not.mlyd 



:,..! „tl,< 



doors for I 
lately completed ; 



sars. and which are now approaching complc 
on. The panels of tho " Peace " side, repre 



LIFE-LONG ANTI-MASON'. 



T. h.il.l ..m ..or h ;l *,-..] 



■enccofyourGod- 



;.'pirml.er, I Wf, IWu neighbors liv 

■ouuly (Oswego, S. Y.,) had a difficulty t 
the encroachment of slock, fences, et 
ay Wolever killed Reynolds with a knil 
the fatal blow Reynolds got out of I 



[The following is a condensed copy of a lec- 
ture to the student) of the Chicago Theo 
logical Seminary by A. J. Bailey, one of the 

ply of the Congregational church of Bloom. 









lifted l 



land i 



trained from lynching the murderer 1: 
leing made for him that the Grind Jui 









told that eight of the ji 
neanr Cole shot Hiacook t 



.ions, and bodily pu .Led . 



the Blave power, so secret associat! 
upheld it, and that it was finally co 
o decide ugalusl slavery only by I 
Qsc of tho people, and not by Maeon 



to him; and while thus a prisoner 
1 shameful plight, with a dagger at your 
■ breast, and the door secured by a .«i 

pola you to tell (what an uuBopblsticate 
1 might call) a Ji<-for he makes you repeat, (by < 



; Lodge in the place the 



ow this is «H wrong, contrary to th 
t of Masonry, tends to bring it into dil 
te, and should not he countenanced b. 
and Intelligent Masons. If the Bakers, 



Solomon, was actually inst 



claim to havo come from the E^yplia. 
But this ii merely to give dignity to till 
Its IradiUons, still used in the lecture 
telllgcnt men, are mere fable!", like the 



io crime but treason, whatever aduuilo.'e the 
bodge offers to any of its members be can 
>lalm for himself. This is ono of the print,!- 



om the revelations of Masonry n8 It 
It is claimed by Masons that their « 



the C.,„(Hei,m,u,e,.aCl t ri^i 
night load me to think thn 

»i professed Christians migl. 
strictly Clmsli,,, principle. 
vod to think thie, for Webb 



t, when prayer i- oft'iTed lo the "Grand 



■l i-V.ti-li Ma^'jt.r 



sely 



also, embody events in the life 
rlst. Some of the Side and Adoptive de- 
es have the same reference, i. »., tho Oi 
1 Crown, TkU /act, of Mint, ftofto 
\,a* of St*/, dtfrm «nd orA« to bt .< 
uniwtat J/aAonr,/." 

ir own, but they do not m 
too strong When Mai 
hings in their own book 



■y fact that Boine deure 
rhrisiiuuity forfeits their 
Universal Masonry," and 



larcful to investigate very closely and know foi 



We ..■!!. find 



irist I 



born of the Uoly Spirit, but simply tlu 
of the temple. In all the system there is 



t Mnsoni 



iooable. 



Matont, and these socrcLn may include 



there Why a free man should join the Masons ? 
If there are sulheieni rOSJOua they aro not to 


















in was followed by Dr. Davison, who made 

remarks of a business nature, alter which 

Dr. Wilson arose and requested Rev. N. Doo. 

ttte to ' approach the But.' Stopping him in 



,ruir,ly, sir, I , 



;o take place, j 



I h"ar 



,ve no objection 

ial pledges, efen in a Ma-onic Uall 

link it a happy omen thai, in the very 

t so beatbeDiMilj excluded, and whore 



lady 



rophed aud forced Masonry lo yield 
my. May this ho a turning point, 1>< 
II those halls shall bo dedicated tot 



56 

The Christian Cynosure. 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, MARCH 22, 1870. 






can descent has attained the senatorial dignity. 
In this event, the theory of the perfect equality 
if the races boforo tlio law roaches its prncti- 

ilic Fifteenth A men dm cut coming Almost sim- 
ultaneously may well give all men pause for 
contemplation. Well may the colored man say, 
'Sod hath done great tiling; for us whereof we 
arc glad. Well may the Christian say what 
hath Rod wrought ! And the jnlldol surely this 
in the Qn B cr of Cod ! For who that remembers 



c wide spread and deep seated pr 
such Slates asWIsconsinand Co 


udlec 


rage of a man:" An Order n 
eoparaling walls between tlio 


c whom 


\°JZ"Sll2ZZtZtT, 


ght°to 


division for polling asunder 




o both these rights now made o\ 
teed to colored men in all the S 


atcs by 


oined together. And it is no 
rapid increoEe of secret order 





ithereocferbo will. Surely ifiVcbue 
■ woro living, and in the place ot I 

igdom of men and givoth it to whon 



clofiastii-al Babylons of the past and present 
r grasping wealth and power, through griuc 



discarded, it would bo no moro wondcrfi 
what huj happened, with respect te slav 
the last ten years past. Shall we then t» 
ful ar.d unbelieving, and like Israel on the 
of the red sco, who, after witnessing a 
plagues ofEgypt, cried oat, can tho Almighty 
-avo -jb fromPharoahV And saved fror 
can he give water in the dosort? Ane 

l.read ? And then can he give us flesh ? 
he subdue tho Annkimst Why, after « 
have seen ol God's power with siavoi'v, 



should be we have only to say wo hnvo it froo 
those who have stood high ns Good Templars 
and it is vouched for by •nc'n of unquestioned 
veracity whom we know. In short, we cm 
prove it by evidence that would convict an; 

impartial Jury, The old mystic dodge of " yoi 

un this matter any more than it will rupee tin) 












ilo tliu?e things only upon condition Hint the., 
nvolve nothing inconsistent with his variou: 
lies." Then I say the obligation, excepting 
pledge of abstinence, is absolutely a nulitj, 
d the Good Templar is just as free to toll all 



neb information from parents or guardians 
..Icatoa a spirit of insubordination that is I 



a It 


mounts to nothing to uv that 


Worthy Chaplain— My frien 
















Divine revelation. Troasare 








heart, and it will be well wit 








hcroaftcr. Study well the vol 












njolns 


subordination "not only to the 


eternal life. Tho Scriptu,os to 


cht 


dgont 


e, but also to tho troward "— 


shall inherit the Kingdom of Be 


aven 




nt or guardian ha, a right to 








boa a tight to tell 






ad-Jo 
























If tho 


ivifo la In the habit of spending 


OMSaSiS^m 


of Fa 



liarity and a confidence which is coldly 
id to herself, and not reel a pang as " a 
in forsaken and grieved in spirit— as a i 
youth refused/' And the husband, when 
counters such an iron wall of separation 

jncht and ?onl with the wife of his boson 



rs upon you, what do ye more than others? 
barge yon to love God and keep His com- 
ndments. Let your faith bo Strong, your 
po ardent, and your charity like the bounty 
of God, who sendeth the rain and the sunshine 
ike upon the just and the unjust. 
Worthy Marshal, you will conduct Ibis friend 
tho Worthy Vice Templar, who will ijlve 

W. M.— Worthy Vice Templar, this friend Mplored. It 
i his way to learn more of the teachings of 



Many have gone the same road before you, a 
hope many may come after yon. Von ha 



TI.ir.Ue 



i Intoxicate: The Almigh 

furnished bountifully, ond sent it coursing 
through the earth, rushing down the hill-sido, 
glancing in the snnbeome, bounding through 
the valley, distilling 
the mighty deep, 
other drink. Man nlonc, whom God made 
upright, is dissatisfied, and has sought out 
head of all an; 

sinks 



d Good Templars' obligation i 



r the purpose of influencing tho noil 
therefore equal rights. To tako frot 



i Good Templars' oblig 



er is deceived thereby 
lovoth pleasure aboil b 



wounds ! 

Worthy Chaplain.— Woo unto bin 

reth his neighbor drink ! that putteth tho 



,o hutli redness of eyes? 
Vorthy Marshal— They that 
tho wine! Thoy that go t 



Worthy Marabal, you will now conduct thi: 
iend to our Worthy Chaplain. 
Worthy Marshal— Worthy Chaplain, oui 



a those 






.ally a 



for there is none to know. Rut wha' is the 

.object of taking the Knight Templars, and io- 

'deed Masonry itself, away back eighteen bun- 

ed, or three thousand year.', io the building 

Solomon's Temple ? Why, nothing can 









tarty y 



[B-o.] 

mtering any Lodge ia our Order, while. In set 
lion, and is changed quarterly. It is on! 

given by the presiding officer, in a whisper, an 

[Here the Worthy Chief Templar approaclic 

io quarterly pass-word for the current tern 
i a whisper.] 

And tlio explanation is 

[The Worthy Chief Tuinplar gives, in a whii 



Scripture; you havo listened 

>f Nature; but lessons of 

t confined to these. Bistory 

s, prophets, 



; tells o 



icsts, and kings, faile 
ows that neither gen im 
rength, ore proof against it. Our own 

en the tears of the widow and orphan ; he 
o low, sad wail of agony sent up by brol 

a bright hopes and pros- 



sblas 



: the i 



:li i.!ii? .Icl'.iuiJv id" ignora 
hood shorn of its glory, each n 






villi Hi. fur r!n- .le;i(Miv, 



tution an ode is sung by the I-odge, ioi 

the following:) 

Long live our Temple bright, 
Offspring of truth and light, 

And Sisters— glorious bond— 



[The Worthy Mai 



it all ofo 
i here an 



elsowl 



■ill be mutually pleasant and profitable. I 
hargo you to consider well the lodsons ot th 
,odge. Of necessity thoy havo been brio 
ponder them in your mind, and as you advam 

emplifi 



[id sot fort 
signs of recognition, t 






and held other important otuoial positions 
time to lime in the Order, desires to here 
that the following " unwritten work" of 






, ln.-h. t 



soft 



sSta 



id Lodges and in tho Kigbt Worthy 
Lodgo of North America, by such " Wor 
'Might Worthies," and "Past 
ios," as tho Bon. Simoon B. Chaso, Past 
Right Worthy Grand Templar; Jonathan II. 
Ornc, Kigbt Worthy Grand Templar at the 



LSI.!,- of - 



allyo 



, pass-words, explanat 
3ood Templar as any I, 



W. C. T.— Tho flrat sign of re, 
,adc by the challenging party, tin 

[Ily placing tho right hand on I 
ouifa, with the foro finger over tl 



x GoodTemplai 



Dear Sir. : — I enclose over a column's lengi 
-notice in the Indianapolis Daily Journal < 

lors," hoping you will properly treat the sill 
•cts therein mentioned, in the Closure. 

It is sickening to the soul of a Christian, i 
ec such men as Rev. J. B. Brandt, (now, nr 



Knights Templars, by Cornelii 

u: To state in a public lei 
is hiatory of the Knight Ten 



nnsses(?) and oven to tho Templars thou 
lelvcs (I < ) than almost any other historic faot 
s to utter a solfconfes=ed lie, which ought i 
nake every lover of truth turn ruby red wit 



of Indianapolis, that only "asmnll audio 
could be induced to endure such an tnfli 
listen to a tirade of blasphemous 



bink ho has himself n 



o the Templar 

.brighter day, 



or tho 



ban any other great movement, except, po 
taps, the reformation Inaugurated by Luthe 
ndoed, had it not been for tho Templars, 1 
Luman foresight there would havo been no re 
irmation, for there would have been no ehuro 
o reform. Itomc would have been a prey t 
tho Turks, as was Jerusalem, and the Christia 

before tho conquering Saladin and his horde 



"Tho 



ndest drama ol the last eight C01 
sit? And yet StcinBrennor, nn< 
both nigh Masons, declare, tha 

nprentice, Fellow Cralt and Mas- 



Knight Templar degrt 






ii::i- I 



•onder 



hut Masonry, and these Knights 
iltoni of them their causo, and 
." And as people expeot every 
tell the truth, of course, many 



tors in tho chair, been accepted and re 
ns Most Excellent Masters, and now wish foi 
further light in Masonry bj being exalted 
the more sublime degree of Royal Arch Mi 
son."— That is, a passage through the previous 
degrees is required, but Christ is rejected from 
thorn all; and by striking out Bis name, in the 
erics of Scripture used, that rejectit 
jown to he planned, and intentional. 

[The second article on tho second page < 

type. Thi article is nil there, but our r< 

doubtless found it difficult to make the en 



_• Mr. I'harl.-'stl 



rail thought only of his publishing a singh 



■ady, and sent word to my 
ived friend in Obcrlln that 
is wings to alight. I bcliet 



allowed each of tho original disci 



kindly closed, not 



ion. Indeed, tho Freo Masons took 
count of his assaults that when I publicly 
■ open the Imlqxridcnt to any of 




;rc, aud thereby meriting heaven. And u 
s they had dono this for Popery, there hi 
on no Romish Church for Luther to refbn 



by the Knlgh 
before thev hoc 



yplacin. 



(tVJBSXXON PRO 




spondent asks-" Is 


a fact, that nc 


>o raised to tho Rot 




y, that does not belie 


ve in the Lor, 


1st?" And ho odds- 


". Such was dc 






of that degree. Plea 




jut on tho subject." 






y briefly given 




the degrees o 




candidates to 










Architect of the TJn 


verso; though 




uded on relig- 


, and atheists and in 


dcla aro freely 



Cincinnati, Ohio, rendered a most rlj 

scluslon of tho Bible from public schools. 

It confirms on injunction heretofore granted 

■event the School Hoard from declaring th 

o reading of tho Bible and religious boo 

ould not bo pormittcd. 

■' .TnJfie [logons held that the provisions 

ie Constitution rccogni/.o tho religion 

Christianity, and acknowledged that rcligh 

;1 morality arc necessary to good goven 

nt ; that the Stato uses religion as a men 

promote good government, and therefore tl 

exclusion or all religious Instruction from pub! 

schools is contrary to the provisions of tho b 

of rights. Judge Storcr concurred in the 



ilorfully impressed with its imng 
is language or imagery good fo 
.'Onvcy ideas ? Thus I thought, 
"work" ol the Master's dogic 
iave hcon "taken in" will ren 



inform 



: Grand Master flirom sraelled so ba 

ow this must bo intended as a con 
o the candidate, or as a symbol of the 

taster's grip, raised him, I was tali 
this symbolized and sot forth tholi 



rs. 


othe 


Wine; 




opt. 




lunc 






<0 SOlf flCC 


In; lodgca. 1 


inJc 


Din 


our 


"" ,e "- Tl " 


too 


that 


iavo 


Induce., mi 






ollKlo 


. I'.Tenilini 




Bgrs 


oUo 


'a hoi? noru 


ho.no 


ofQ 


odto 


leuuh sodhnu 


•■• 


.nt 


n.it 


uuer luoh pr 



a Froo Mason punished ° Can others 
;tiee, where f eeret society men rule ? It 
about impossible. I havo seen enough 
of it to satisfy my mind, and I know I nt 



vnluablo CrKosunn, reminds me oft 
of tho general judgment. Dragging, 

light. Whnt terrible disclosures will there 



iapter of the 2d of T 



lonians, from the Cth ve: 
, raae _» our Lord 



sounds no drum, 



Wo grow Old . 
bark that glide 
life quickly gel 



PUBLISHER'S DEP'X, 



words merely, sends n note fram *hh 
tho following: 
I herewith send you a bank draf 

MTelve dollars for which you will send th 
: to the names below." Be 



I a fair proportion of the (wen 
1 first on that list ? 



I the people ave getting 



first time in my life. The result 

k's labor altogether has been ten si 

neglected my regular employment 



work with n will, t 



i with tho early history of the National it 

iciation, under whoso dirocllon the Ctndscp.i 

pulilished, Jtmuld read the miiuiti.< 



The flrf 

copies) wat 

The pam 



I wish I had oxtra copies ol tho €™oacn. 

r every two papers that you want. W 

rni-.li iliein nut:! our supply Is oxhaostct 



Within li 
multiplied b 



jeingan efficient Sunday Sehotilio.'vl-" 
led io these thoughts by the e>Hj 
f the March number of the T^a*. 



■ » reM tho Lesson System ou the "Life °J J "„ d 
treatins ns it does of "Tho Temptation ■ ■ 



have prcllded as Mai-I^' 1 ■' 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, MARCH 22, 1870 



Corresponc 

FVTRAOTS rnOTI LBTTKH*. 



hll , 15th, l«Tfl, onok 



I e <f in ■" • ffwta t0 cncourl, S^ nil "»»> cat 
Hor lC, atd""!" 1 !isvc mn ' 1 ^' '" ^° t 'the' move' 






and influence, mac* tending iis operations in 
the more remolc ports of the connty. lib 

ciols, eloquently nddresfed A large nnd CDth 



laity, (ol whieli there was a 



lire lie touched upon the "'antiquity of Mn 



:;ilb, in Miller mid Allen's UnH, Hie even- 






foully a topped him, took possession of I 
dole, and threw out the stock. The 
jcfleop, and, nfit-r le^-uii.i: ih- unfor 



The Knights of St. Crispin ore a bold set of 
ilin highest premium for rascality. 






PrOBbyteriau testimony contained an articl 
e.-.odemnlng secret societies, yet it had a foi 
b.-aronco clauso which nullified its foreo so lha 
the church was full of the members of there or 



l. tho senitie and "pirit of Cbri 



public " ceaacs to meet and fight over its oh 
battles, the sooner will tho political wounds o 
Lhe Nation heal *p."—Zancatta- Inidligemtr. 

i,e interest of a free government. 
Whii t docs tho editor think ? 

Truly, yours, J. T. Y. 

A not Ma -. correspondent bus asked us who. 
Tln^ aim Armi- of the Republic " is. Bu 

it inside out, and lot our friends and the conn 

try see what it is. And we will before long 
But we can tell what we "think" it is now 



Grand Array, depend o 



Ma! 



address you at this lime, I wish lo;aj 
im (as I ever havo been) decidedly op- 
o secret societies of every de : criptioii- 
that their bcinf; secret alime, is enough 



eially over the rip 1 ' cisiwielimfnta ■ ■( Ma 

join the ITasois* If .you have, I would nc 

w, in view of the fact, while I'tfrite. Dea 
other I want to eaj in a word what in m 
Jgtneai Ii the f.ct, tint Maaomy, is practice 

qnlly, and is doing more harm than an; 

lence, and bloodshed, and robbery, and false 

mnl "n.Tik'Ke, mid h<\ith.'riism ; hut Ma- 



.'rcaboulJ, under 



and muidcr of Morgan, and all t 
lerwise made, abundantly onouj 



he conflict. Therefore let us 

*ilh the wlnde panoply nf Ood 
a gospel of light and love, 



liHcl; ami us pose 






.oil int. i their secret! lint 



JUMPS GOULD. 



egard to Free Masonry, and cipresscd mjst 



"They (Masons) do not 















id drnp; liim in triumph through "tho 

'."h.n, and Egypt, whero also 3 It r Lord 
nciflcd." Whether this attempt shall 



vlng professors who h 



i with him. at the 



loing a ercat amount of good. X trust it will 

J, I.. Hi:NTi."N. 

We than!; our Iricnd for Ms syoipolhy and 

duiUDQO for 1S,^, wofhoul.lbo glad to roeoivo 









='-'.. lc. f «!::;LwV w 



11 c ^pal 8 q | ,ho central pari or tho county. 



iclfor.uBhcrcon cjrlh. Th 
pel aj'atem and rule by which m 



and going out in love to dud. This principle 
and honor Rod, and to do good to all men, an 
And this will of necessity array us against th 
The prophet of old was required to ory alou 

sions. As you arc called upon to do this 
In these latter days, I hope the same spirit 
filled the bosom ol our Lord will be yours tt 






very Mason only laughed heartily a 



bad one. But a neighbor of 



book. He obtained this knowledge on 
wise: His father was an Arch Ma 3 on, (I knew 
him well) and tho Lodge often mot in his obam- 
ber. This roguish son having an cnaecounta. 



n is working in the right places 
y be thought ot.lalKcd about, . 
n our Theological Schools enou 



ding room of any Tlieologir 



oarts of Christiana to inaugurate a wartr 
uty to employ every moral and lawful mean 

their legit Unite Held of labor as respects (hi 






bo 


taken out into deep water, and Mor- 


sands who are waiting lor a held io which the 








fric 


nd thought) as a kind of proselyting 


praying, nor does tho question ceaVd to be on 






of moral and religious reform, because we be 


Rht 




con.o practical Christian and, like tho Apostle 




id would greatly multiply converts to 


"show our faith by our worka." I believe th 




c. But such woa not exactly the bait 








lot bo*, was iu much of Divino appoiotment a 










1, That push overboard woa an awfully 










but 


m 1 3S^LH^A'^M 


brought about. I am aware that it ia a de 



had a goodly number of abb lecturers 
field, much might be accomplished. 



->nt only becomes ambitious for It? And 
hen tho word goes out as it has indeed al- 
'ady, that Grant wants the office again, m 
ay well tremble for our Republican inn. 
Tint Grand Army or the Rcpubliu and Ma- 
ury together, are sufficient to plant a mi 
cby, or arlstoracy upon this soil, that a ill 






10 lon| 



)f tho honorable, since ho has been delectt 

boon called to an account for his stowardehi| 
This is something equally new, surprising, an 
iul; but how it could possibly happen 



(ibo 



Mason! 



as tho Unite 

States is-seems to us a little short cf a mlrnch 

rert office to wrong uses without being detect 



bib, exposed iu the prosecution of a vll 
7 7as >Xknow hut little b.yond the bar, 

onco a Methodist preacher. Wo mlgh 



on the Sabbath. 









the dead iu search ol 
of Democratic fires by 
upheld and rebellion 



political parly focling-i, aud keep up politlt 

that ho is doing the very same thing that 1 
.•cnsir.y ..(hc-r.-i of, by birring up those fir 



B great iSiue of the whole country. 

For my part (though not a Democrat) 

luhl sooner lock arms with a good soun 

the polls and vote for another good sound 
ti-Mason Democrat, than to voto for ~ 
blican who is a Free Mason. We mi 

.■cngth by opposing each other. Let 
enlist all the anti-Masonic strength, both North 

tmorican people will be fired with holy indij 
oe. Wc shall then 3uccced, and bo able t 



i politics or religion, or anything else. 



linn Iho Cysojc-rk and against Hie eaneo. 
AaoTcr, yours lei- 

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FOR YOUNG FOT.KS 



> a id his felier, '! Yo 



"llow did that Imppuii 1}' 

"Don't know sir." 

The fntlicr know, if tic son did not. Ho hud 
>lucrvcd a number of dime novels scattered 
iboultbc houac ; butliad not thought it worth 



nothing the sou ol>c 



Ut fncra Id 1 No, coorsi 
in. Do you expect to fil 


a basket half 


" My generous darlings 1" eaid 


you didn't know wbv von 


fell behind at 


iut to the blued ; and then, v 


[■ nndl will tell Ton. Yo 






basket. It will not hold 


he past month, 


" Whnt do you any to It, pnpn 
Papa, who had been slyly w 


" Wbew 1 I sec the point 
a dime novel has been se 


„ in Ih, ho.» 


worldly-nine precaution, be mad 


(list daj to this.— S<!< ■h,l 




Undine; that she was, in all reap 



t Elsie knew now that her " fairies" we] 

ing, and when, an hour Inter, sbe found lie 

self established in the " fairies- " pleasant plo 

unee herself that sbe was not dreaming 
all so like a dream, or a fairy tale— 11 



e t:,iiiy? oI'Uil' past.jrhatwt'r 



id I mostly niannge to got that 
tank the Lord." 
- Do you have any lit lie giil ' 






unt Elsie and her apple aland had both dls- 



tho rickety tabic before li 



Jgoi 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, MARCH 22, 1870. 

Cynosure Tracts.| CAPMAIGN i° CUMENTS - 

The Mystic Tie 
HISTORY OF MASONRY, 



to bury Hontgomery— that there was a 
(7 judgment obtained (gainst him in the 
rt nt Auburn n few days ago, and we are 
ig to put his body out of the reach of the 
Sheriff." With speedy steps we soon reached 



mdod, but presently the two 



tlio coflin was lowered, the grave was filled, an 
mio was closed by each kissing the rui 
bottle at its mouth, and all retired. And do* 

nts od this case. It was evidently 
c tragedy. Aud what wa3 the end e 



deaths, but I nci 



fa play room 


ogive 


worthy br 


, too, for Au 


t Elsie 


led mo to 


n Knight ato 


y tell- 


^,,1 ,i 



rlngMasont, be 
.ukness in other 
i, and perhaps r 



car the livery of Heaven, but bow c 
andlc the word of life while your ban 

ill of the works of darkness '.' Your midnight 



r to soften and round ofl' b 
hem to suit the sensitive. Still 
died that I too am fallible. Wei 
•riocs daily aecompany me. Verily 



3 ground, finding the 






• learned the 



iflicting with tho 
c all of the parti. 



ELIJAH BACON. 

ight of the Lord wherennto we are called ' 
;rent work by his eiample.— Rd. 



Masonry abroad, 

For if with the i 
Italy, Masonry i 



Ing in t 






l Ho 



appoi 



V„M 



o most earnestly pi 

pon me either of those fearful penal I 

iolcnt death, and horrible mutilation, t. 

iolaling (he oaths and obligations of nu En- 
cred Apprentice, a Fellow Craft, and a Ma: 
er Mason. X. A. WELTON. 

Cambiume, May 13, 1S.17. [A true copy-] 
Wo havo not Judge Whitney's defense, r, 



mcli a denominat 



1. COVENANTER, 
ler to the right rank 



Masons (for «hleb our Brotb< 



nd wag useful in 
o plot, aud consr 



was, to despotism nt liral. 

jad, tho day is not far distan 
ill begin to espose it at horn 



MODERN AND OHSCIT.E ORIGIN-DBS. 

DIC AND UNCHRISTIAN CHARACTER, 
AND REVOLTING AND BLASPHEMOUS 
S OF FREE MASONRY, AS PROVED 
BY ITS OWN ORATORS, AUTHORS, AND 
HISTORIANS. 



MASONIC MURDER, 

yRcv. J. R. Batm>, of Plensantville, Pa. 
Seceding Mf\son, who has taken 17 dogre 



MASONRY. 



F.,,,,,1,!!.- 



rom a few illustrations, 
inlly during the Porllai 



I prindpl. 

tely Ignor 
baulked in 



QartUt, which appointed the dismii 



before I cannot again have peace of mind 


110.1 (o a higher post in tho Department of Ji 




tice. Still moie cnaracteristic is the follow! n 


rv which I now look upon as an institution 


well authenticated ease : One of the differed 


nd together by oatha aud obligations, in- 


Ministers of Finance who have lately sneceede 




one another, bail nearly perfected an impo 




toot financial arrangement with a leading ban 




ing-house. The arrangement promised to 1) 




highly advantageous to the government, but 












ter therefore Intrusted the rough draft of th 








pecially recommended to him forhisprobit 




A few days afterwards, tbc draft was publis 








position paper, and the whole scheme defeate 


eous either in principle or practice, I send 


Tho unfailhful official, on being called to a 








Minister, and confessed, with tears in his eye 


a the name of the most Holy Divinity I, 


that, being a Mason, he dared to keep nose 


.cues Alauson Welton, do most solemnly re" 




nee all connection with the brotherhood ol 


might be cited, but these will suffice to alio 


rec and Accepted Masons," and especially 




i "King Hiram Lodge No.—, of Derby, 


ercjses In Italy, and what a serious obstacle 



si On.l to 



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The Christian Cynosure. j,"X J"°1Z ."""""' ""' ™" "' '" u ' 






rone in those days were abler or sounder ii 
dvaneed years, from bis former integrity doct 



spiritual affairs. It 



i!.AilLi|"uati'lr, Ilio principles of the Declaration 
f>f hi Impendence ami oi the Constitution of the 



round as the Tribu, 

mea declared It bud (unfortunately for 11: 
telegraphers it doos'nt stay toppled or rathe 
>eople will not believe it ever toppled at all) 



fiction at the announcement of the a 

in San Domingo, and who grow 

Bent Grant for ndvocatii.g it— bee 



subjects, of the power^of tin 



5 good government and in advanc- 



o which I shall ov 
my hand betwec 






irked in one of the i 



lanncr deceived. 



fcriyi Statesman-like effort"— Chicago Etn 
" Listened to with brcathlcssattention * 



iiraentative, cln.|.ir„t. and, - 
veeW—WashbtitoH Chrunu; 
.anting Jeff. Davis for Senat 



'"'if Cupiinl of San Domingo vote 
■'"i' : "i, to U,f l.'r,it....| Stat- — li'.ir'. ,,, 
—Chicago Tribune March 22d. 



torial wealth."— Oin 
nWcbb who has beer 



larj people."— Tribunt 



S".r,,fi<iO; its Normal Depart* 






bod J. There ore wMw IlnoWu In" tMlVnl' 



<o I The uortd i 



I unarmed Couvcmlon but little more 
wclve month ago, or as thnj have with 

fhere are those in Washington who w 



rebyt 



i word were purely 
■athizejwitli a people struggling for their 
t answer, tbcreforo, to the question does 



i, Judges, scholars. Upon these p 



kept bright an 
otj from f.llini 
so clergyman, 




•cor, bj on 


a „c„d .biig 


While tho clc 


eqmll; bound 









Master Mason, by assigning parts to a halt 

complish any piece of villainy he or the) 

or it before the law. Just as a patent rlghi 

.nit j by making one part in one locality 



uurder or robbery, and uono of the very re 
peeUble' worthy brothers who might play eacr 
lie innocent little part ia it, bo detected 

, combination designed for taking off the life o 






Why, he only showed a man too nay; ia ther. 
*ny tiling wrong in thnt ? It was the simple, 
innocent part in the tragedy assigned to him 
to play, by the Master Mason, and ho did it; 
where is there any law against, or inipropriotj 

It would have been a Christian duty to direct 
the unfortunate man into the other road, into a 

d not do his Christian duty by directing 



ecesses of Masonry, and 
. lurking there f Is no 



WHOLE NUMBER 43. 



;orn out by the roots, and my body buried i 
■he rough sands of the sea. " The Master Me 
ion sftcam, "I will obey all regular signs 









rce {as it often is in effect) than t 
his State or the government. 
We think that the people who 

oney for educating officers for the 



ionic Lodges. 

'ho disclosures which have 1 
je by seceding Masons of th 
dings of those Lodges, fully f 









inly this enlightened Assembly that oaths 






5 were justified and upheld by the 
Chapter and Grand Lodge of that State. Sueb 



samohavc been substantially proved, am 
true. The committee, at tho commence 
it of the investigation, adopted tho rule 

t wo should attend to no ovldcnco, c*cep 

)urt of law. Tho petitioners necordioglt 



^pectab-lityorint.- 



■co, and upon thc.r 
18 proved by iheso 



Th.- e.,,,,1, 






n investigation of tho subject. The sittin 



.itch of this St.ito) by whom the; 






Lercd in the Lodees, and are to be under- 



To the Honorable Octroi AuenMy of the Stale 

Tho committee to whom was referred the 
petition of Galus Lyman and others, beg leave 
tfully to report that wo havo had the 
under consideration, and inquired by 






hj law. In our code oF s 



bylaw, mat rightfully administer o 
The committeo would barely refer to a nui 
so aces in which partict.hr persons 



laths. In the 



ided for. For inst 






tr statute book in vain fori 

lac anyone of the oliaritn 
societies of tho present i 
mission of a member, coin 



, lesa penalty than to have his left breast torn 
rown over bis left shoulder and carried into 
ey to the wild beasts of the field and the 



slice, to punish such awful and disgust 



icondly. We object to the i 



rom difficulty, whether ho be right or wrong, 
nd to onnceol another'* secrets, ovon though 



I : 'in. .i 8...N* ami r,> tho i..\„„i , i h'.hjii 



ly over occur ; for tho craft are very crafty at 
-■etching at whatovcr might rodound to their 
"harity, goneroslty, b.-noUccico and public 



lodge. They havo t 



sliO'il'I hi' pmiihlieil .H pcrjui 



;ept in eases clearly r 









:,orally wrong, a 






bat effect wa 
Tho bill the. 



aidere 



Upon 



the evidence, the reasonableness of the pet! 
■ ion, and the force of tho arguments in th 
report, will commend themselves to the undo 



,iis. Ho has no 






'ring to certain eases of need ; nut this is 
illy sow.og gold In the sand in order to make 
icir claims sell the more readily. Masonic 
fotensions to charity arc liko those to real 
state of the Mariposa Company— it belongs to 

.eculaie on, and about, and with it, thereby 

dog in tho way of power, Influence, and 

ith pretended spirituul significance. It is 
most less than ilto capital Iq trade of tho 
aripusa ring, made up of a foreclosed mnrt- 

ag in the country, of any kind whatever, not 
'en excepting that ol Fitk and Oould, that ia 



.Id like to know it. When we go to Ma- 
!My at tho esmo lime in Mariposa slocks. 



ER OF Yl!\« HDITIE ..,. 






.iiiiSl tlic-ir criminal folly, am 



to Bible socletl- 



mything for his lodge! 



ling a business will 






ivniug yourself in a noil It 



fc>7 



The Christian Cynosure, 



10. Whoerer nil! look at the members of i 
ordinary Masonic lodge will require no proof 



DISGUISED AS POLL 

.Thieves, burglars, pickpocken nnd round 

as clowns or simpletons, tho earrfps they 

Courageous, feigned himscirmad, and was t 
by the king of Moab for n tool or crack-b 
And Satan's not-work of secret orders, w 

bid under the forms and fooleries first ett 



ning defence ond shield | disarming susplcioi 
and allaying fear. We clip the following fron 
The Ftojiii Journal, a Chicago book seller's 
paper: 

"The Tope hn,tes the Free Masons, and class 

SnwL^bMMM ttej n "(iw "a'n bath of decree 
urnon- themselves, which they refuse to divulgi 






Masonry, that " titer* h itulhUuj in H ' 

out-side the teaching* of Christ/ This 
fooler? built the Pyramids. Dupes in a 

Priests who live at those tyrants' tables 
paid the multitude with mystery and 
And yet, strange to tell, philosophers v 



n their form nml in tine nee— was asked 
-ID--HV . he replied, " I don't know anything 



lelminely refute the 



out the hell or the heaven we hear so rauct 
we hav'nt been there. We asked a friem 
this brother afterwards how he reconcile! 
s plea of ignorance with honesty? Why! 



the same men, as life's mood shifts 
will despise its fooleries, court its 
dread its vengeance ; yet practice it 



2. Masonry admits only the religion in 
mankind agree. Mankind do not agree in 
fhriel. who is thereby excluded. 

8. 0. H. Tiffany D. D., (Methodist) om 
Christ In his prayer at the laying of the eoi 



•hurcl., Kankakee lilin-.i^ 



:.. An Episcopal clergyman in the ell 

admitted and justified their omission of 01 
fi. A eon of Harlan Page, whojwas a Mi 

his lodge; that Christ was worshipped in an 
extemporary prayor ; that tho Jews or. 
to the prayer us uniuasouic hocai 



when asked by us whether a Hot 
■of Christ? have always answered 



:.ii E i. 



would worship idols along with Christ the 
not object I 



whole trial at Cinoinunti, the argument? 

council included. 
Tlicpubllshersof this important book v 
nd it pre-paid to any one who will send I 

Robert F. Clark & Co., 
Cincinnati, Ohio, 



iked by a godly sister 
,is insidious and ant! 
■eeplng into our chin 



uickly and walked awai 






Irora the Keystone Goad 7hn,,>.„-, ihe 
I organ of the Grand Lorhje ol G 
Templars, of Pennsylvania, in which it appi 
10 Order is on tho alert for a conflici 



erance friends there, Bro. Callcndcr, Yarring- 

jn, Luyton and others, who have honestly and 



mong them, confuse and divide then 



prophets was. After 



unutterably dreadful experience. 
i, this Hodge of ignorance, i 
ge of safety will prove Hie raoi 






CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, APRIL 6, 1870. 

Tub Ciscis.nati Askivkrsas 



t this is the plan for 



e Boys In Blue, flgbtir 



..,!..- 



So tho "Right Worthy Grand Lodge" so 
among its regalia, its forms, signs, gri 
.1 secret doings, the motto of " Total Absl 

'omperanec and Good Templarism " as oi 
d the same thing. So it is said that " en 
temperam 

adroitly Ibis is attempt* 



,-■ fi.i..J Templars needed r 



: oaso of t 

Baptist Church of "Gre 






Make him vo...- i.'P'i 



Dro. Yarrington and others who are 
for the good of all, and not one 



Callondar, our Baptist mlnlstor he 






raplars, or any otlx 



rhorc all the difficulty arwes. The Church 



ally through our friend and brother, Eldr. 
latban Cullendar, of Groen Grove. Pa. 



tor, by 


aying ; 


t twentj 






begin 


ssedbe 


Godfo 



ional promts, 
may I 



it nl.icli 
wo liav 
T determining intelligently t*AieA it 
ill be, is itself a sib; to be repented of a 
tractcd at all events. Then when the thi 

to be right, of course we may do it. Bui 



pondenee. The National Rxeohii' 
Hie labor and responsibility of 



ra request, and Herod to grant i 
quest of of the daughter of Herodias. Jcph- 
nd Herod committed the double sin 
:g their sinful oaths. Solomon more 



i Delilah had bound him. So l< 



stcra degrees as taken by himself. Tho 

tslded. Rev I. A. Hart President of conn 
:iety also addressed the meoting. Mr. Ohi 
iden should be at once invited to all tl 

rns in Northern Illinois, and Stales ndjacon 



III, mil. ml i'linidenl of the College. 



• Tro,r.:il, vmi an- fully embarked in reply 



tion of t'hrislltins opposed to si 
An early reply is respectfully r 

that the people at large may bi 



nsdiinyti.i! Dc.ipawh lo the Boston JuV-Wi 
March ISth, says that Butler of Tenner 



.1,(10.1 ■ 



Rbv. I. A. Hart (Ed. Crsosenn} I 
rcssed a full house at Crystal Lake. 

is own church at Byron, Illinois to a fu 
ontaining a large representation of K 
»ns from the vicinity. Mr. Charles i 



II. H. George 



i nT.tfe friends through. 



Tna Psorn Moviko.— Riv. 


IhL W*<m'« 


sulhor of " rhikiojJo, of th> Hat 


of Salvation' 


writci encouragingly of Nortbc 


n Michigan. 


Communications from Hal region 


"' ln "* r,, "" d 



tened against defau 



.omo of the bi 6 her 



r of facts— to which he replied, "B 



Time passed on. hut my friend returned no 
inverted with me, ho is a high M »,o-, . 1 re- 
nin Conference, and withal, that they had 

pledged his word id n,e. they would not do 
|n tbol pa. titular he asserted |.,< innocence: 
<aid it w«i not bis fault. I told him the book 

district, that to whioh 1 belonged, was called; 
and the usual examination of character took 
place, thi* district having been passed over 



of Conference, you might sec them silting in 
i. and ooo loudly reading for the edifica. 
all the rest. Seldom if ever hod Masom 

m Of Ihe apron win. belonged to the. i'.ui 



by 



by 



«M.ro»/ through Kui s bw. P.. nee-, kings Arc. 

?.. even d..«i, (.. •.!,.■ <„r l iv.c.i. of Sal- I. 

r.t., n,..re,..pc.:.i! v. '■ '•■ ■- '••■ "■-,■)<■ r.-U. 
fe." (.-ee deeree of •' The Itnk «-,,! Tin 



Illi.it. i.j.n "r.lcr of the 






He is not an expelled J 






ind in addition lo the c 



v of facts which lb 



B Detroit annual Conference that 
i a member. It met at Detroit 

arrived by eipress on the morn- 

ind myself an intimate friendship 
sled, and who is n Royal Arch 

Lo me and expressed a desire to 



t the same lime that " I should lieneeforth 
; side by side with my brethren, and have 

Element more then I do, and I would give 















ho would relur 



y ileriui^eil the plan. If I ] 






make me sufficiently sad. Even ihe Tew who 
ot Masons, were afraid to be seen spenk- 
mo, so mneh did they dread the Masonic 
Hence I stood alone day after day, ami 



Scripture— "Stand 



ge from the Cabinet, and they wen 



a plea 



probably 



have, got rid of me, leaving the respOE 



ove. Just a3 he had reached tho foot of the 
lain", in tho act of leaving, a thought struck 

iin't get a place for you." This) capp'd tho cll- 

ccomiog feeling, made this roply : " My deal 

II around." Al his request I finally condc- 
;ended to mention some of Ihem, particularly 
uc I received very pressingly the day before 
l fact, God has been pleased to give me 

nod degreo of popularity all through my life 



mild up his own fort 



piously "W 



[7h6f.W„..W| 

PUBLISHER'S DIPT 



id with Ihe early history of the N 
.ocialion, under whose direction theCnw' 
s published, should read the mil 






it contains; it has a clear, ri 
from Rev. I. A. Hart, and a po*er 



Single copy {paper co 
opies gl.oo. 



irnlsh them until our supply I' "''*"" 

r charge. You must allow ..« »*' 

,ose numbers or which wo h»M »*»" 

pplv. 

& Toanyone^h"o". » g* 

by spreading the light and l"^ ,hc '\ 
wo uill ,en,l two truftsureiu-l'l 1 '" _'' '. 






CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE : CHICAGO, APRIL .">, 1870- 



68 



Correspondence. 






'" koown to take n leading pari in ihis op- 
osition lo Maaonrj-, They btye organised 



Urid facing eacl 
und bilttr. God 
lo. 


t 5 o b. 


st any one of 


they embody our own opii 


:*s'r 


-r 


a to this J/iw- 


pay and popularity. His rec 
pic will fail to anre Mm or 1 

Go knows all about Masoorj 






lling Masonry 


bou E hl]l>y Masonic subscnpl 




i;!,," 1 


THAT III IM'DEVr 






ic dod R ed or 

ud vote Of 



>at killing thing I I 
. not. The fiitwri 



t;EO. THOMPSON. 
crn Michiaan this wee 









gion there in just now some ci< 
■ Subject.' Rev. '.ieo. Tlioinpst 



no Oily, passed some resolutloi 

institution "—not against Monona per- [j e 

ly— as I understood Ibem. Thej were ai 



table people— mostly woi 



onal Conference which | 



.,..n,l I', „v.,is.- ro ri o... 
ol SI i50!i., hnvc -ii-.e.ln. - 
■tionir.g i.hc right (iu*i ]■' -p 

■?ii ?ui'i.i>rl from a . > . :■_'! 



Aiirii*J confidently reiterates, aa " 
any Christian body or men in thi 

our midst-, especially one so mode 



hey are worthy, and well qualified and prop 
■rly vouched for) and pleasing to Deity. Anc 
rhat right has a (Haitian chunk to say (hat it 
steems such a religion inlse, lis pretention! 
msupportcd, and to decide that communloi 
i-ith infidel-., ami worldling, in the mawlns-1 
aomeries of the lodge room is a violation o 

the uoelean thing." 



sinned wail of the Gadnrean devili 



[Tw:d- S l ; ;„t .,.[:. 
ive the pa ? s-wor<l 



uicklygifen.] 



n I speak let no dog b 



TofCuiiferei.ce voted for 



I, and others threatened to do so, 
r. Hatch had voted for the rcsolui 
an of thin state of things the memb 



D. 0. Leaeli. Mrs. I). C. I.cneh, C. M. Merrill, 
11 '- J . K- Morrill, Mrs. R A Johnson, S. E. Walt, 
; 'I Hr-.l-lswortb, Kliv.nfi. Hotdiworlb, U. R. 
Bulbnrd, Mary E. Bnlbu'rd, Mrs. n. I', Cram, 

""- M " li'iir B iirft Anderson, Will S.Audor- 
joii, Jennie Anderson, OlthrientlnaHoldjirortb; 
»«nj OolUswortli, Mary E. Sprague,, Mary 
^1't-k, U r? . M. E. V Tiatos, Mrs. Maria Grant, 



;ep their churches fret- from this, as lliey be 

imert, evidence with counter evidence, bu 
manly open oppression of the body in thi 
country under this free I'oiislitutioii i 

, with the fire and faggol-spiri t. and the; 

Hional Churches who are concerned In, an. 

mpathi/e with this movement. 

Hut why should they, when it makes tliei 

,r.s ! What kill the dog that drives the gam 
to tho net? What's the matter? Goes 
lis is off the same piece of Fustian that 
ivc seen occasional strips ofin the ebnlition 
•angry Masons. 

If such In fact be the result of opposition 
jtv -iv.ii.fi.' they are not loyal enough to the! 
Hgion to scribe for, and circulate lb 
TNosoaa. And once in a while eend for 



W. C. T.— By the authority of tbo Oram 
odgc of the Independent Order of Good Tern 



Church in '.hat place as in all other.', 


^l' 1 ;; 


"Fill all your sparkling gins- 


and bright' 


by 


idual manhood of its membership. 


sirculs. 


This circle which jou see at 


and US. bring 
i P . Theanio 


„"1* 


i fitly described by the Apo?i1e Jud 
esignaling tho action of a class of me 

|,jini- Tliey are evidently a good rtea 


5; 


Thrrirt^rhesri: 


newly init 


..;, 


7in. Detroit Tribune and Chicago I 
Journal. And Is It not to their Mini 


vetoing 


SveVttulYT T 




""' 


expectable body of Christian miniate 
be best evidence before them, and t 




wear this badge with pleas 
yourself, aod honor to ton 


::, i ;,i p ;;s 


* 



is.] 



ogelhcr beneath our sacred standard, behold 
ow good, and how pleasant it is for brethren 
o dwell together in unity! May the pleasant 
lea that now bind us together he severed only 



[Tho 



othc 



[The Worthy Chief Templar gives one rap 

nsuea uutil the Lodge is again called lo or- 
cr by the Worthy Chief Templar, for the 



iE=StHSSfeSS„ 



triples enjoined upon us by o 






tho Worthy Chaplain, 
ur Father wl; 



of tl 



iled to accomplish. Tardou, we entreat Thee 

arc been displeasing to Thee, in thought 
ord,or deed. Deepen every conviction of duty 
id strengthen every earnest resolution o 

.ere ever under the shadow of Thy wing. 
uidc us by Thy counsels while we live, an.] 
:n!ly receive U9 into that temple not imdt 
ith hands, eternal in the Heavens ; for Thine 
the Kirgdom, and Tower, and the Glory for 

W. C. T.— The meeting is now closed. 



■filii- I'reiii^i iroops from Home, the 



niallylertlDJiidleia 

may be adopted. Bat 






tin tho snppkmcnt, 



than that, w ( 
■i of -ill the in 
is to Free Ma 
e body lint m 



i, recently killed by the Duko D'Mou 
ere thu Itinera] obseipiics were to he pei 



may think of Romish 
onld be a most decid 



R. Brooks, Davi 



Darling, Pcicr J. Martin, W. Laol 
D. Cornle, A. I). Trowbridge, Geo. Hill, ^ 
Clark, N. Cudaback, A. M. Hill, J. E. Gi 
D. F. Thomas, J. C. Dougall, N. C. Smith, John 
Boyle, D. E. Hewitt, David Davis, W. C. Ma 
gee, N. Cullender, Dea. A. Seamans, Lewi 
Baldwin, Win. Snoad, EliTnplcy, C. Hatch, C 
P. Calkins, S. Sutton. P.ev. D. Tefft, Rev. W 
Post, W. Wright, C. 0. Chance, S. H. Beach 



Hudson, R. Butler. D. R. Morrow, S. n. McNal 
Ceo. Pence, M. E. Fisk, Win. Orrut, D. S. Fans 
C. J. Palmer, E. B. Scely, David Thompson, I 
Myers, John Hart, Isaac Bunting, G. Bird, K 



Lincoln,.'. McKoe, Rev. J. Wallace, 
Partlow, B. Langhead, S. Smith, 0. A. Rugg, 
S. Danforth, J. 0. Stowcll, and .T. A. Lahr, 31 



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Miller, J. H. Chapman, Rev. J. W. Elliot, 
Albert Holt, S. B. Allen, John Vellor, J 
Uc.Vab, Wm. U. Heath, H. B. Shroodcr, J. S 
niebmao, H. Frost, W. It. Morley, E. Booth, J 
Hulberl, H. Chemey, James Hervev, 0. A. 



0, D. Bradley, $3.20 ; A. Butler $1.1 
Hart7cll, J. C. Bartholomew, S. C. Pomeroy 
and Rev. J. Gllmorc, $3.00 each ; Jaroos 
and Lewis Gibson, SC.OO; Sirs. E.Garte 
D. Nichols $10.00 each; John Bulch, $ 



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-elf, went to the mngaaine to eec if Morgan 
■anted any thing to cat or drink, and we did 
ot forget to Uk<: tbe pistol with ua ; we opened 

the outside door and were upon the point of 
mfastoning the other when Morgan spoke from 
rilhin in the following manner aa near as I can 
ecolloct, "Gentlemen, von bnd bolter not 



FOR YOUNG FOLKS 



TUiit'a mother 


' cried 


boUi.tMUljlhr 


wdowri 










grimo " •' Trv it 


og.In \» 






I mint go ri E l 


off— th 



can'!, 


anything 


eaid 

■Tithh 


1" 


B. 


Tel 


to who 
"Bu 


ot,W 


Char 


:r, 


bo 


>';:• 


call th 


1 light gin 
t manly ; 

on see if he 


T, 


X 


<T 


'','.." 


Thir 


ntUge torn 
y years hn 


IX 


r 


Cli 


c tho 



this 



irpose ; he however did not succeed, fo 
Wo then began to unfasten the inside c 



o death by you, Doctor.'' lie had 

(juontly previous to this, upoken to this 
Iways called him Doctor, although b 



X imird-r, and we cime I 
Bgthebodyoftbchmldir 
Tin- m in the:ih.iiTk-,]t. 



ellow woman before spoken of, with the 
r's little daughter, made tier ;tppi;nranci' 






done when I gave up the chargo of the buildtnf 
rag talk now took place between Morga 
Vi-it ( ,rs;-_he had piled; all thc-aramun 



sbyt 



itbis 



ite.-—The (hitting 



a high office in the province of Upper 

and wns nlao a high Mason ; the co'mp.u 
held much conversation together in a lov 
but I was not anxious to hear it I he 
subsequently learned by one of them that 
respecting Morgan's being brought, over again 
when the Masons on that side were ready to 



;cd me 






prudent for the Fort 
I would be left to ha 
iat I had any anxiety 1 



«» 


t Miss 


Bell, 




„r", 


elf an 












Soon 


my 


odgor 


ndmy 



r kept his papers; Mora 














Utile gi 










iTthat'Zly 


-::;:: 


ho really did hear 



.1 nl' pr.ii-e for my cr.ifly ii 



On going to the magazine, I op 
Idcdoor. This man went into th 
luilding, but I did not. On cntc 



noise ? Will you be silen 
till," was the reply. I noi 
o other man, midk-ft him i 



had been to installation, sii of whom re 
ed. One of litem was n High Priest of 
tor, and another of them had held it 

vili..-e ; I w u (>l IhiTii -..'!'■' nin;;!cr:i ol |,...i; 






i tn, tf-elher "ill. ri.y.ell", 









deed and the others to be off, and som 
for sending east for instructions. 
After much more conversation on th 

ber,'(annonorabloin high standing),! 
would all go together and do our duty <s 



n a hurry; I cannot 



tc pamphlets precisely o: 



1 folly, or villainy, fo 



hose who reckle:-<y im 



lit upon the lodge, to bis own hurt 
by horridly barbarous and intimidating 









■rlv initiated (paying the 
ic) Yot it appear, that tin 

by a young lady, as the follow 



Noble Grand and Bret 


ofMIss Jennio Mor- 


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!§§§!!• 


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i u. i.j:. - to say that no such irau 
c *m( rccoguucd by tbe Cooslilu 



dote assumed by Jim Krsk, then they ft 
triri.il for men, bighminded roco, of whicl 

ttsles ate constituted, to deal in. 
especially ere tbey unworthy of tbe c 
nance of ministers of tho gospel, who 



upon (be ignorant mid unthinking with high 
sounding emptiness, iu which notrnly Christian 
msn should bo engnged. 

What hare orders of Knighthood :hat origi- 
nated in the wild barbarous times of the cru- 
ssdes.and the occasion for which has long 
since censed to exist— to do with the in 
liens or the affairs of the United States! 



St. John. Tbey i 



i St J'>hn the Baptist, In their mingled i| 

itinct persons, whose lives nre separated I 
i interval of some five or six hundred year 
,'e all know wiio St. John the Baptist wai 
at St. John the Almoner was a native of I) 
land of Cyprus, and become Bishop, or Pat r 
rcb of Alexandria, in Egypt. It was fro 
ils St. John, who died about the year 02 

nd not from St. John the Baptist. And eve 



accepted aa tbe patron saints of Ma: 
with, Knights Hospitalers? What hoi 



■-n-.h ..gainst the atlucks < 
,200 ycors ago ? 



ileu who undertake, to preach 



« th Py muBt knftw enol)eb , nL « 
'meter enou gh, to elick to 



h 'J a Pascal La m b,°o! 
kva of God, who I 



"m, the symbol of courage. In Pagan mythol- 



ring high sounding, D 



"'"tune that the supporters of th 
I'uti ' LI '" Ll111 WUUttrcl "'"orof Christian 
all k, ma ° i[ " l '"' Utld '° ir 0pC " dealin G. 'old ">( 
JM against Boon n „ ftUlomllt desecra 

!bo8,J »Mac cut like t™«iB«D,ui((me«tua ^ 

OH TEE BQVATIE 



nd its fellowship by thini.te™ and fjhri 
Onvev.Il!" Have no fellowship,".. „. Have no 
>liglous eonneetion whatever, with heathen or 

" Unfruitful works of darkness,"— Probably 

[tiding to the mysteries among the heathen, 



om.nablo, especially 



Indeed It professo: 



T QUESTIONS. 






o descriptive of the real chi 
mddisgrwful? 



lie, vik.: modern 
tly lettli 



,oy thing left of Mason rj 



(ConW.xj.-o;. of a Femur Artkh.) 
Right in this connection It maybe w. 

eing in Dot 






a pie, 



This Mils tho whole story. II" J. 
Paul, were to offer himself to o, i 
ference, being opposed to Mas 

.uthority; nor does It propose 
i worse than folly for men to shi 



io fraternity" must be faithfully nppllci 
de *' villain"—" MM f>is ehamelrr." To 1 
alo they have strictly adhered in my ci 



told him that I was crazy. Still later I 1 
letter from a lady assarlng me that tho Ml 
diet minister's wife In her place told her t 

pondint Tlsltcd my family In Detroit, i 



Shortly alter their effort to get me 



euulyr. plied, 
lentlyunder- 



adjo, 



found a room in the friendly hamc of Mr. Wn. 
Slvnc, and there I study, sleep, and board my- 



rous reports, it was c.otuplly roplit 



mlar. the congregol 






From the seat ofConfu 
Marine City, and hither I 






if tho lodge. Tbia was gra. 
eigncd and sealed, by Rei 
lember of Detroit Conferen. 



to the lodge, the right h 



,,•• "on" (as stated) 



loned for the former. And t 
i of the Methodist Epis 






,lly Masons, Odd Fellows, eU 
uket.nll under the ban of t 
foct, that I have extensive 



that wo might get 
Having fully on. 
turned to Detroi 



lin." Soon the lodges in these par 
nooiing at St. Clair. In short from 
.ear men of the apron were In a perf 






n-iu» roieh-.-d iN lu-tghl. it would so. 
bjron I felt the molting influence of tho Holy 
with crushing weight. 



ied to fa 

Ofcourse 1 1 
only Lord G, 



" Deny! 






islaturo nnd propose* to invest Masonry with 
to po?s off its coirupt medley of collusion, jug- 
ilgiou ; for under tho guild and pretenses of 



II together. Among n froo people 
sxlstoooo, andjuet hi proportion a- 






«cr, "I should not wonder if they 
ray with him." But the method t 
Hy proposed, at least by the mot 

*!«, doubtless, appears the more f 
Masonic preachers. Henee one c 



self." Another lady 



opt perfectly quiet, save that I occasionally 
;nt them notice (for they would not conn 



cake, preserves, pickles, boiled 

basket of apples, having previously 

it he has plenty of .ourkr'oul, pros 
. Thioh I am entirely welcome, an 



Her 



to live, and 



against 






illy large, and we might truly sa; 
»f Hosts is with us, the God o 

To help the good work I havo 

iopo more copies by and by, I 



;rn. These losses 
ew England Metbo. 

The book coiumf tie 
10 matter. They ma 



OUghtl-.ha^ 



jncnts ore dtnudttl, eahle-loietd, and hoa 






possible method t 



My book was now g, 
■others did everything in 



het the edge ol popular deairo. To save 
Jauso, suppers and balls were resorl 



John Lcvington of t 
Hhoritylto give then 






give, facts correctly. Whaiev. 



This approprlat ■ ■■: 






ivid 


inn 


9 long ni 


alCKrily J 


at upon secret 
irospor ond In. 




oSto 












■ diai.it.. 






ody o 
















°*h 


dby 


o Admin 


""' ' ta ° 


Qr0 b0 (!EX. rC 


m«i 


-,:!:;:;"" 


v» .,';;'" 


'■'^■.".l-.'.l tll'il'- 










H has exiled 


?:; 


S'. 


:z>;:; 


,|,,,l,.-,l w 


public uses a 

h. It has bro- 
. It has cost 














roH K 






■l-B, 




s 


l...glvo» 

,1 Hire,., 

illty of ull 
Iilios m 


f conscience, 
m-ogo. It has 


*',',.' 


'£* 


■»pl..., .. 


M.ll, „,„ 


eased by their 






"d!i,„"„ 


1 1'l" 1 


relgnty of tbe 


:z 


£2 




•■«*•;' 


able of cier- 



nd the safety of religion, morality, and th 



This is the alternative that Masonry 



it the sacred sanction of the law f 
Try to say) the Republican party h 



etratcd desired end. It is (o adopt a Con-tituti ona] 

No Po- U generol law under which any kind of a cor- 
c such poration could be formed, and by which nil 
i point kinds ofsceretsocicti.'S not excluding Ku-Klmr.. 
lid notliflm, could become endowed with corporate 



H..* dtlighiful it irouJ.1 



ry to persuade those ofyour cor- 
ignaluro instead of those hateful 






TntUSTUTIUL'. 



Harried women of Loraino county, 
nst Woman's Suffrage, is a smooth 
i that brook that hits a giant follv 

iknowledge no inferiority to men. 



We bvlieve that God hs 
d each aex to the P i 
duties of eacli. Web 



ailies, and of society' 
hsrs, husbands, and' 
'.he ballot box. Our 
done with ui . Our 
im. Wcaro content 



.„,,!,( pofjil.lj l.e, »■■.-.■ nil wouk-ii allow- 



70 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, APRIL 19, 1870. 



The Christian Cynosure, 



CHICAGO, TUESBAAY APRIL 19, 1870. 



ties on Friday, Saturday, and Sabbath 
venlcgs. This was formerly tho countj of TJ. 
r. Lisder, who Leaded and iocitod Ibe mob 

,,J iti subordinates have here held undisputed 



i leaving the lodge 



mpto 



I am told that twenty or more Intolllgei) 
and independent minded men, members of th 

I received this information from our good 



ind Lodge of Illinois, attended on: 
ug, He, as Grand Master, laid lb< 
■e of the Douglas monument at Cbi- 
c presence of Andrew Johnson, tliei 
of the United Slates. I witnessed 






J for many years. The J 



. to aid thia convicted Mason to avo'u 
The people of Manistee, held a meeting am 



p schemes in the lodges at night, s 
In tho day to engage others who a 
us, to work for them. It is not probable 



lath of the three firit. J-^rc 
worn to aid murder and t 



s of the secret ordei 



Dr. Bridges is one of those m, 
1 bis friends, he will bo likely 1 

, to the light and life of Christ. 



Haoto road, and rode on horseback 


to this' work by 


tbn I 


ying on 


toTVeslfield, Clark County, through the 




conn 


deriug lb 


ud spoke in Wost6eld College (United 


entering; the fie 


dua 


lecturer. 


rem) yesterday afternoon and night. The 


Mn. Green e's 


Book 


-A lette 


cos were full, and, the power and Spirit 




vohu 


idrcdcopi 


od attended our meetings. Prisidbkt 


derfol book will 


noonr. 


e sent to 1 


and bis Professors, the College Church 


who we hope w 


lput 


them at e 






s of that godly people 



ot this place to a largo church I 
earera, rt very largo proportion of w 
len. There were, I preaurue, more 



, TitUESDALE, a clear minded, able 

Hing man. lie had preached or, the 









Grand Lodge of Illinois, is at hand, and coa- 
3 many choice bits of information, among 
:b we find tho following: 
The Grand Lodge paid H. G. Reynolds, 

thousand dollars. Paid lor printing reports 
ithcr matter, over three thousand dollars, 
for charity twenty dollars.' (?) 
me gentlemen of the lodge, be reasonable ; 
insult common sense by calling such an 
;ution as this, "charitable." If you wish 
t ollice, penitentiary contracts, or whatnot, 



And just such, in tho priociple 
rsals, or ritualistic ccromi 



It is understood t 



cepting only the last i 
self If left alone. 
:iog slavery and 



of scripture are good 
tended that the pn 
the charge alledged 



of Sot 



liable 



Mason's and 

ell enough. So far so good. Dot among theii 
shallow and cmpyrlcal, than profound or true 






true. Milk i 



This 



b.irdly le^ 
therefore, c 



Now as to these long and Torn 
ey might answer for a juvenl 

,ese counsels and eihortation 





Again 


the 








, than it would be, taken 


of rcadi 


r p 


e in Its natural state— is 


known 


ride 


al than to say, the food 


It is Inc 


nsis 



ted Brother lately refuse 



and dread the vengeance of the lodj 
and softly with this anti-Christ, we m 



teitipi.au is ni : 



forbear a few suggestions. Fo 
free to say, the more we look a 
tho manifeat offspring of 
and Odd Fellowship, the 

the promotion of temperance, ai 

and Odd Fellowship, and all oil 
secret orders and religious rit 

T'a took him from tho gutter 
him and he died a Christian, i 
LeBilale Lo take their obligation 

byiV 



lady to us 
is certainlj 
-. The G 



,y one can seo that the 
rful engine for preparing 



r Juno 1117. Well— tru 

inch time. But it has n 

long. It was partially t 

ria}lj condemned and f. 

.d could tho judgment 

pie, ami of our laws and e 

ought to bear against II 

had then been crushed 

foul conspiracy, as It WR! 



.ally, I 



a the 



nifestlr inwrought into the I. 0. G. T. tliai 
Id perfectly futile as well as grossly incon 

profess or attempt, to oppose Free Masonry 
tho Grand Army, tho Ku-Klui-Klan, Tradei 
3, the Imperial Eagle, Golden Circle, o: 






i oft 



bidob 



I ihef.c tliingi when llicy don't mean them in 
e place, they can in another. All preaching 



i real, and their passions may be 
ir tears How. But in the mo- 
ling reflection, they feel that 
, imposed upon ; they are veied 

ng moved by that which is true 



knowlcdged in the i 



elpccoded (as intimated) n 






; doe; 



irformauees ot the G. T's. Lodgo 





hour he said father pray for me. don't got the 


e cannot 


book pray orally from your heart. He felt the 


elves, we 


difference in prayers read lu the lodgo, and pray 


creature. 


ing to God in spirit and in truth. And just that 


Masonry 


difference there is between tho oarnoBt apon- 






to hope, 


demauds and the artificial and ritualistic labors 


for the 


which are provided for in tho ritual of the 


y prize it 


secret lodge, They arc not only dead forms 


daptcd to 


at the outset, but by the time one has gone 


n all can- 


through some fifty or a hundred Initiations 


re wisely 


more or less ono must bo ready to say ' ' by thU 



y upon natural liberty are n 



nsplration, would never come together in thi 
■elation. They are often unnatural and there 
oro unwise friendships, whose results uro no 



for any length ol 

ial, or courting bee 

s pledge after hav- 
»y a liquor bottle al 
gain at tho grogor] 









ral people have stai 
fight all secret bc 
Says an Exchange 

islory of Don Qui 






Wo wo 

Inf.,.,- 1,. M 
;i<>. :>!,.! al 



Here we have It fully 



i happine 



[ling, 



I tho < 



Puritanism In tho world." i*ea, wo suppose so 

Bin, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and live 
a life of humble self-denying obedience to His 
precepts. This ia Puritanism and it is the gos- 

way given under heaven whereby wo sinners 

nature so totally opposed to' this, that the 
greatly prefer to trust their present and futui 

tss to Masonic teaching, rather thr 
with it. This opposition of heart I 

il His requirements, Is tho real secret ■ 



head majestically and lapping oiul bo^ 



■ then 






" It is otcrnal ;" and Masons often speak of i 
if they thought il was. Well— its fundamen 












Deity; so this Instil 
as the light fro 



refuge in the opposih 



lily lake 
e globe " 



.-:,.lli.l o.,'h 



ilpcni 



.■fner-ili- 



id Master," and Supreim 

say of them— " All these kingdoms ar. 
; p mol the glory of them, and to whomso 
I will I give them." Aud this brings oul 
c suppose, " Hie moat sulilimo truths " re 
ferred to, sach as having thin potentate requir 
oKing of kings; unless, In- 
quired (as the title imports) 
by tho "Most Worshipful Grand Sovcre 
ind Lodge, should bo thought 

muring swords with the Almighty 



exactly 


uited to 


lis devot 


d folios 


Then 


noroove 






He who r 




'" ill ' J: " 


w,oCo U 


clearest 


ightcous 






and it is 


vrought 


ofunrigh 





, that n 



medium," it does not cil'ect our Urotker'a 
gument; and he has well shown that tho Spirit 
ualists of the presont day, as tried by tfio Bihl 

ulo, if thoy have tn do with other spirits mn 
must bo wi:h o»il spirits from tho Tli 

mphlct because it assumes that there ij 

Devil. So long as that arch Ocnd can wort 

'Ugli mediums, Masons, and nkcplies, Mi 

B bin work and bis very existence denied 



atiiy ],U 



nelinalions, exalt self, and 
ject Christ, does by no means prove 
oro is any safety in it, cither for this 1 

all come down wonderfully— that he wi! 

.unmet; and that the hall shall sweep 
eir refuge of lies." 



:alled u 



expo; 



nations, liking tuo sword ol the Spirit wliic I 

o word of God. This is what llrottu 

n lias done in his pamphlet, Send far ii 

published by W. J. Shuey, Dajioo 

Ohio— price 15 cools. f 

PUBLISHER'S DEPT. 



The first edition Of these Minutes [3,11 
copies) was exhausted lu a very nhort time, ' 
lond revised edition (a.oiin oopic.t) m 



Ihts history ot Masomj 
aril, lu itself a highly 



rhich. in another fern 



SmI fir an,* «ffa 
Single copy (paper « 
copies $1.00. 



lu Zion He advi 
.o.soul and the 









ill bo widely sought. 



pud hope il 
7 Park Bow 



irougkt'to perfection. It is a murderous an J 

inrrihlo ever uttered by human lips. 
It makes a cloak of morality and religion, to 

icrs to speak well of it, under penally oruVulfi. 

ng out its designs against Individual), the 
[tato aod (ho church. 
It carries on Its operation daily and nightly, 
sing all its sly, crafty, and cruel arts ; ik« 



zens of tho United States ; and I 

h the blood of some of its vlct 

Idly growing in power; aod it 

Idly demoralizing our people; tea 



;able 



<-nUl[, : . 



sSpir 



ghtonSpiritu 

We see by looking through it, that Broth' 
adheres to his rule, to try tho spirits by 



ini.n'ity. "Mrs. I.ucia'sTrli 
;ad by Mrs. Darby, tho 
rrived. It is on its ml 
ical Methodist's house. 

Mr. Levington's " morta 



[gain before long. 



i tho momentous b»» 1( - 
hear from this ^ io " 
Yours 4c, 
J AS. M. PABBV.SU'- 



CHISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, APRIL 19, 1870. 



71 



Correspondence. 



pear Sir:— The reork.ia progressing in tin 
psrt of the country. Mr. C. A. Blancbard Ice. 
lurcJ ° felT woelt9 8 ' nctl > Bt tno Dutch Ei 
iea l church, where about thirty persona 



'he Masons turned out well nui 
ti complete victory over III, 



. )Ii=ona tried to 1 



f.'lon-i'il by 3 ;l 



Ibf weather and roads permit, iliorough work is 
(Thai we wnnt. One liole tbroiigli the wall 
fforlb a dozen bad looking places made on t' 



iml, and iliough in the midst of it: 
m health has failed, jet his churcl 

I (he Lord, and the revival goes on 



their aiimml conference for central Illinois, 

(he states) by a three-fourths majority of the 
conference. He bids us God-speed in oui 
rrork mid requests us to publish the resolutions 
rehired to, which wo are happy to do. The 



v,n of tl>.- h.te tiei.-.-™! Conference ; and 
n, as a conference, pledge ourselves to 
:c the law. 

'I'li.il we li.iil with jjriititu'ik' the manifest 



ltli. That tlii.-n conference elect :• drUjrun 
"a Motion of Conference, S. I'. Hoy - 



tion ! Now I feel I must write a few lines foi 

much at this time, but will odd hereafter tc 
glvo strength to the cause. The evil should be 

posed to secret societies, battling ou the side 
of truth nud right— on the side of God, not 

with the unfruitful works or darkness, 
rather censure them, for it is a shame even to 
speak of those things which are done of then 

apenly to the world and say?, " In secret I hav< 
said notbiDg." "Neither do good men light i 
candle and put it under a bushel." "Lei 
your light so shine before men, tint they ma] 
see you good works, and glorify your Fathei 



In my travels lately a 



a Mason, I am satisfied he is only nominally so. 
In heart, I have reason to believe that h 
anti.Uason, and sick of the lodge. 

This man assured mo in presence of In 
that the M.i-;ons have the death pcnaltit 
nectcd with their obligations. This la si 
tially his statement to which I am willing to 
make affidavit. I cannot be mistaken with 
gurd to his statement, as bo made the assert 
twice or thrice. This is a momentous qe 



liilliiis charge that can be alleged t 
Uasonry. 
That Masonry has exercised the right in 

.mi-med. For further proof of my assertions 
ec Rev. J. G. StcarW excellent works, or 
lernard's " Light on Masonry." These works 

In a late number of the Mamie Trowel (Feb. 
5, "TO), in an editorial— tho Trowl asserts In 

that the Tnud puts in italics, presents tne very 
n why every Mason should at once and for 
cave the lodge; for it is impn.^ible thai 

" should be," and yet at the same time 
n and execute their " cut throat" laws, 

ihoulder, drowning men etc. That there arc 



s >n heat 
i this 



md ho 



\ bound to together liy l»:lli*h u„ths I. 

fthetlier lor good or evil ; and wo ma; 
taped the latter. They do things o 
it would be a shame even to speak, o 
J light to see! " Works of darknes 
leeds are evil I" " And they love dark 
,l; '"r Han light because- their deeds on 

" For every ouo that doeth evil hoteth 
at, neither cometh to tho light-lost 



Tl |o blood of Morgan, Miller and others, y 
"'"from tho ground , and still their belli... 
* or » goes on because it is popular I And I am 



'■■ "crs, win, l]ic profane, the liar, tho gorr 
' ' ' "-' 'irunkard, and yet cliiima place in th 

eh fc ° f GoU ' W '" ;,1 S look nround nnd 8e 

' "' rtl '^ ruled by Mnsonrv, and minister ofth 
^ J prl upbolding and defendin- this Iiuiitutio 



lire for Him, and die for Him. This will di 
without Masonry. Vours, for truth, 

E. L. GIBBS. 
Ashtabula Co., 0,. March 15. 






f our noble 



Jasonic works prate greatly to this effect and 
,nd "Square" for it, particularly the latter, 
ho Constitution of tho United States. It 

mly try a member secretly for his life, but they 
laim the right to execute that penalty in tho 
lark 1 We will let every loyal Masou and anli- 

Wo must however state that Masonry is a 



r which na-nn the people -hnuM rev. 4c 
rhartcrs at once. It is high time the 
n institution should be banished from 
f liberty and equal rights, or that its nl 



cestors, lus signally 
lure been producei 
nly not. Shall w< 

inou defence and fo 

re? UptolBOStk' 

African slave trade held out an inducement tc 

e cupidity of both tlic North and the South 

Congress then declared the African slave-tradi 



J. S. HICKMAN. 






., pi-rtec. ii el 



f themselv 

Church. They aro bound in secrecy from thi 
Pope himself, down to to the last hangcr-oi 
of the church; and yet they oppose Frci 
Masonry and such secret bodies. And why 
Because they wish to monopolize the wholi 









jigton, as before stated, Ihcy aro a porfccl 
st-work of sccrctism. This is evinced in 

jund to hold the confession secret. Then tho 
illy of tho church confess to tho priest, nud 

nd does still where allowed. Held in 
fear of the Inquisition, the people kept the 
detcstible secrets. Then the principle 






ethel 



justifies tho moo 
all deception and falsehood. This the priests 

an order sprung up of late years, called th> 

Fenian order which is secret also. The fi 
all these secret ordori have tho same coi 
source and head viz: Papacy, and tbero 
bject common with them all, i- e. tho dostn 
of liberty, and indeed I belio 



1 have received from vour office Minutes of 
[rational Christian Convention, or May 
Aurora Christian Convention, or Nov! 
also, sundry tracts as ordered. Have road all 

official acts and " constitutions" of both < 
ventions. I am a native of Beaver County, 
Poun., 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh ; 
residing there until 1850. For 17 years a 
resident of this place. Hove been an Evangel 

ducted in 1620. Read tho trials as published, 
also Morgan's book, kc. Never belonged to 

any" -erel *,>e.rly," , cli.-ions, n.o.al, political, 



P. S.-I will give aid and comfort, to the ofc 

eels el Hie National Christian A-soelMion, I, 
eiiriilntim; document* or any mean, in m 



ire, and secure the blessings of liberty to our 
jives nnd our posterity. But eighty- thrci 



ention that framed the Federal Constitution 
nd who must bo supposed to know what pow- 
rs it contained, as early as the 12th of Febru- 

> frame it, petitioned Congress to step to the 
cry verge of the power vested in that body to 

•om the character of the American people. 

Situtlon, But it did not suit the shibolcth of 
ie South or the ship-owners of the Norlh- 

Lthera's life was another like petition to Con- 









cars should teach wisdom," nnd here ou 
god friend Shattuck, points us back to tli03> 



people, and apply V 






apply the abundant light and mean. 



obje. 



II tUo v 



1 t&- If a night's rci 
work for Jesus, what 
'Infer n life's work for 



thought seriously of joining the Free Masons 

thought would bo lor my good. I said to bin 
I have thought of offering myself to the 
Masouio lodge, and requested him to toll me 

mdidly whether he thought it woi 
benefit to mo. Ho hesitated a little time nud 
then said : If 

voly and should got itito difficulty, 



would b 



N-ht, 












cause of action. We wont into the jury 

and to our surprise, two of tho jurors declared 

they never would agree with tho other ten, i 

somo time in the aftornoon, till 10 o'clock th 
next day before tho judge would discharge w 
I learned soon alter, that the plaintiff was 

Masons. 1 thought surely there is more trut 
than poetry in my friend's ossortion, that if a 

Mason. Truly just such benefit us rogues wanl 
but those that trust in the Lord and do justly 
will come out right In tho end. 
I lived in Lockport at the time of Morgan 

trials there, and how some of them swoi 
falsely, and others refused to testify, becaus 
Ihev would criminate themsolves, and wer 
sent tojail for contempt of court. I was well 



While in jail ho had good accommodation a 
died medicine, and after his release, i 

irt time till death called him away to aw 

was also acquainted with Mr. Gidding w 



ice in conversation with our county judge 
th whom I have been acquainted from hii 
'yhood days ; I asked him if he did not thin! 
Masonry had some influence on our juries am 
of justice. His answer was " I have n< 
ot it, and I deplore this state of things ' 



I unjustly confined for 



they are approached upon the subject of Mo 



Heneseo county, New York, February 
The testimony of adhering Masons 

land. The testimony elicited 

ials ofRlihu Mathers, Orleans county, 



Witheril, Chenango 



r York 



Furthermore, that Jachiu and Hon*, tho earlies 
all tho written exposures of Masonry; Mor 



testimony was giveu opeuly, and ahov 

to rthieh r.ii-lil be udded much more e 



that except the mere exchange of the ] 

universality. Nor is there in their entire coc 
low any power vested in anybody, to make f 
Change ; the appeal is always to the anc 



32 Grand Lodges Including those of Englane 
and Ireland. They de-fine theirauthoritativo dC' 
scisious to be the supremo Masonic law ol 

"The ancient land marks," as bounding their 
authority. And in eight other publisher 
titutions, although such statement is not plainly 
made, it is fairly implied. N'or Is thero in i 
the tribes orMosonry from thoir " Dan," ev 
to their " Bccrshoba," an intimation of suel: 
fact as a reform, except it be when an es 
conscienccd Mason gets squeezed by somo o 
not very well posted up, and especially if the 



, why not publish the Hmph 



the degree of the Kastorn Star, a degree by 
for the Sisters. They inform us of tho 
ration of the Ancient Memphiau Rite etc., 
etc., etc. Why not of this? It could b 



;l " 


rly'a 

io wi 


resort 


TH 


toTto 


such an ex 
As to the u 
ent "That 


fortu 


e Grand 
iletiree-i 

fow dc 




'.'"iVi'l'i 


dity of oonfe 
ead of oath 


on alllr 


rS 


("ieor-" W'i 

Ithr.rityildh 


gall 
sdige 


-t of M.1S 


::;: 


iUiell'1, ii 



he spirit of Masonry, and neither overthrows, 
or even affects a land mark." 
Tho Grand Lodge of Maine, in 1823, accepted 

aark to confer the degrees on affirmation, 
Tho London, English, F. M., quarterly o: 



mgo phenomena of consc 



nil!) (heir g-neiMl policy toward the com 
ivcly uninformed, but if cornered by 11 1 



Our reader ia New Orleans, could not ha 
id tho introduction to Finney's book; I 
,ero he plainly asserts tho revelations ma 

iven, will not fail to determine whore the fah 
jod iB. CIBALIM, 

[A friend who accidenlly heard Broth 
mall's letter, sends us the above reply.— Ed.] 









Finney on Masonry, 

es't Finney's 



„ev will iml.esilalingly iin.nountO il lie 

!t work of hU life. UE SEE1I3 1.11C1 
ONE SPKAKING OUT OF ETERNITY. Presi 
inncy was a Lawyer and a Mason before 

.1,,1,'froi,, il mintl follow if the reader i. 

Linker said after reading Una book—" I 
any one reads the preface of the book he can' 



The WI aso n i c Conspiracy 



c $1,00. Send $l,f]ii, and 
bly tho most killing expoi 



of 

iybe Vonceived of Tot 

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72 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, APRIL 19, 1870. 



FOR YOUNG FOLKS. 



i, tlieivfor.\ 
0. P. Q. 



The anti-Masons) (those who arc sincere and 

.ear such, and audi ones who belong to lie 
Iosobb, and who arc men of respectability Bnd 
of unimpeachable eharaeler— say that Mnsonrj 



Tbnt is prcciEely the w»y [lie people look a 
, here ; and those who never bare bolongci 
) the Masons, say they do not know about I 
>i themselves but think ilir»>o who do bclonj 



should be, if at all, unless the people or citi 
zens composing the government are onlighl 
encd, virtuous and intelligent. And to th 



..f g^verriment nil the pOfilc Irivo the 

should be well informed ns to the gene 



i5— Masonry iu particular— practically pad- 
Deny this who will. We make the nsiertioi 



uolluur l..iil Hie truth, Or 



■i I nj iT-ud ill' ir (lr'.icl---! iiinl-r fii'CUou- 



ior 3 to tho Cinospre— I tell them I belle 
aey nrc Christians, and speak nnd write not 



-.-.diction. Slavery in Its day s 


opped the 


opposing. And may I no 


nor any 






be deceircd in the odito 




Inlet Masonry to-day, stop* the m 


ntbsofits 


Christian writers who arc 




erotees and STinpathi/.er-i with 




mites to the good cause ll 








advocate through the 6*3 


sons, by 


lib the promise of office. 




the light and the spirit of 




















ichodncss, and superstition. The 












and displays of Free Ma 




raveling from the West to the Ea 








f light, that thev sell him a lot ol 








ry that was pitched around and th 


rown away 


who "spake openly and ins 


ecrct said 


nd in orowtokolV "Ihe^trick"^ 


: ' ' 


sVirittorlSioro^i 1 


„-,.,...! 


blt\l{w£dw"T"cL™*Z 


!t,"in!e' 


aJd^erleuTc^emU.at^ 


"bo'rn'oft 


t is high time that this trick should 


bo fully es 


who are the circumcised i 


the he a 



ascd. It should howe> 



i called by many i 



Masonry refuses to ullow iU inside woi 
to be looked iuto. It blindfolds the cam 



,,f ind.'grs 



I knot 



l.uddenvillc. 111., 



in: i' \i,vi ii,,,, , 
, Ind., March 8, WO. 



r miss in tbe Royal Arch degre 



t Masonw we Imve hen,— 



b"L°°M"ol , °.o7o»'l']) 


s account is certainly 


mvslieal Babylon, Lhiu great city of falsehood 
REUBEN SHALL. 


SS£?! 


Bko" in'' mini Ma" free 


We thank our brother for tho information h 
"ives us about his locality, and we publish hi 


skillful fisherman docs i 
Eighteen hundred yea 


." Only a few years 


chargCB and objections fairly, in open day-light 
He says the anti-Masonic books he has received 






and especially, " Finney on Masonry, 1 ' arc no 


seekers) " Great is Mason 
If tho friends of light 


pecially among ofnee 


credited either by Masons, or anti-Muson'. An 
now the reason of this is perfectly clear 


mi religious press, also 


n the pulpit and clse- 




where, tbe institution n 


ould soon emit such a 


or GO degrees, and present it in its true natur 


from it with disgust, ood 


would soon have tin. 


But roost of the Ma'ons themselves in man 



it, and taken its drat horrid oaths, but 
done in avch a way that they hardly 

are stripped to their shirts, and then alio 
some dirty drawers, and one slipper— 






srd) dis- 

is. Now these men would honestly dony Fin- 
But our brother says— "An adhering Royal 
made a clear miss io the Royal Arch Degree." 



icd about them, he adheres to h 



iiugsudi oaths." Why, 



,11 through the degrees whole i 
highest Integrity, piety, and stai 



rue o 


ths, as given by Bcr 


.rd.n 


q..t.d 


o n't be 


cvo in wearinf! patched 


rFlnn 


cy, were booa-Gde trnt 
deny that the sun shine 


,:z 


n mighl 


going to 


g tho tiulh as Paul'used 
byMlsonio ministers, th 


But 


«"••"« •» «*■ ■■ 


.«»«., 


„„.. 


,.. k »., 


at for a few moments. 


rilr! 


slin s to Masonic frico 


f Huso 


n other 


(out we 


s I am the chief corner- 
me. Christ says when * 
must " call the poor, tbe rr 


I0 K S 














ooocloiloo, iu.t . 


out 


brother 


have sue 


h characters with us-Tyle 



elmingly rebutted by Ma; 



empowered for thai purpose 
idamental Obligations, Oaths, a 



>ritios, just as brother Finney ha 
look, that " The Masonic Institi 



! Fraternity." This is re 



They go to adhering 



religion is perv 


rlcd, our o 


urehea dest 


and our Govoru 


mont ovortt 


rown. We 


tIonedto"aub 


tantiate wl 


at we publi 






;aring upon the religion taught ! 
»d. I will repeat in your hearit 

ripturo as leading motoes. On 
i fellowship with the unfrui 



,e made manifest; neither ai.rUm.^ bid, tl 

ist test is now being literally fulfilled. Boi 
nd papers aro flying by mail through i 
ountry, rovcaling all tho secrets of tho 
ious lodges. While presebing and lecturi 
gainst Masonry 1 am frequently asked, bow 
ou know that Bernard's Light on Masonry 



.by 



1 risen, saw Him as 
r sight. Inspired n 

i right to believe il 

nard's Light on Masonry, i 

samo kind of tcstim. 
o for tho other. If w 



to us he 
light si 



shine before men," etc. Masonry 
ght in tbe Masonic lodge, and 
a see it. ThoBiblo says, "T 

nd do good, so shall thou dwell in the 
nd verily thou shaltbo ft 
rust in me; ami Odd Fell..' 



plied. 



"Thou shalt not kil 
It kill if I require 
t from the world a 



tbinchard I am not afraid t 

if in tbe Cynoscbk though my bus- 

'lied to stop my tul I., ii nog .ii ii = 



unless it is for tho glory of God. 
itb me alwayn ami am constant 
nr Filter in Christ, 

MRS. H. e. HAvnr.v. 



of the Republic (so called) 



e dead, or the glory of 



wtb 


«°° 


"talMw, 


n/Vs 


D, wholly un- 
.ally regarded 












feir 


lad 


on', "dUn 


,S 


"■'„ a^d u'lhc 


ently 






jngly 


as children 


al SI 


kle 


oople of N 


w Yo 


d with by the 
k, about inak 


? D 






oirpr 


;,«/;«. .■ No 


gone 






ke a compro- 












:r 


bj 


a church ! 


tande 


think ol this 



eve ooly who 

o of anything 



dogs" would begin to bar 



piously, though rath 
did not comply with 
ommander— twined 1 



?£ 


nonstrationsofl 
crate tho Sabba 


cG 


To ox 

further t 


oi living aspi 
cir Interests T 


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CHCAGO, TUESDAY MAY 8; 1870. 



WHOLE NUMBER 45. 






,„. .to.»-t "" '■"J"!' Tl °" "• "" 



>ra Ihcrcol. The funci 



\- , poor hoj he siteoded a gcnnmiat ■ 






I, or a Grand Waaler of 



uel. Blehop. and aho. 
seeping Masons, if ': 



i.',".'" 


Christian rite 
mn.cry. U h 




The cere 


St 


Ma 












Chriat, 


od ended in 

designed to 

ccs of roan. 

s Masonry, oe 


. of 


.,:...„:,. PI 
rcase tlic 
(he orgs 


r 


alco 


.-i,e„„, 












Tiieat, 


te.-why docs 


it 


ondescend 


to 




»'b, do 


i. m[,,| Jim,, 


nil 


r P Stho 


H*» 


W 


«•, hj 


relate of a M 


MB 




d"? 


ribed 


faM, 


!° 


f^sc 


'ogs the 


lid WDltftOtlj 


ron 


der to the 




finiu 














liOlj pt 


feseion is to p 


tat 


to Heaven 


u. 


lea 














cnlcig o 


,,, fn'/nj,,,-!!, 




Mfyi.. B o 


nrl 


Inda 
























i.r. 


could any Kpi 
•J M religion, 


cop 


in tbos 


do 


no" 



fgionCbbllcT, ebcli as ihcy aro; hot in .Nev 
'ork, the Metropolis of the notion 1 ; a Docioi 
f Divinity makes no scruples in loading hi, 



Wbiel| is riglit V WJ.ii h is true? Wh 
the belter religion, Epi:cop..cy,or Mawm 






.nd^undlhi.e.f 
ebrougtitdow; 















ingly! Tney said » what shall 

, man out West, a high Mason, - 
it a man, and (no good a Curia 
ia. (This was Dr. Lansing of 

stion home— do Royal Arch Ma.' 



a y conceal them if be chooses, but 
d by oatb to do so. 



. nip prelate ia lo ,j ? WJjt t ], cro f or0i giving that as a reason why ho might have fot 
D 'd Masons neglect iliolr o»t nigh Priesla'potten Eomothing until his mon.ory was re 









belli a high degree imposing, Vet. 

ng-lheir operations will naturally ho. 



over. All Us operations are, sooner or later 
,id before thn B ™.d, original, constituent 
ody— tiwfHOPLi; the only fountain, with us, 

of all influence and sovereignty and power. 

Tbeae ore obvious principles of our system. 

Free Masonry puts forth an exception to them. 

It is, hence, Iho right and duty of the people, 

oirn. They ore the higher power, and entitled 



; dangers of Masonry in the United Stale 



anomaly. It sceo.s..scaodal up. 



>stly, soltniuly, yet fruitlessly t 



promptitude, w 
e frightful reVi 



wolf, by making him sbrin 
own thoughts afterward 
I fell plans, from the lik 
:compliccs. As by stripe! 






i counterpoise for the perils which msj 
■ spring from it, through deluded or de 
red zealots, who sain admittance to in 
;tnnry; and who effectuall, silence com 




of Hie um-i^r.a.-, liy a ,.ur..t of indigl.at.oi 
d a couoert of clTorts, it was this. No othei 
ling ever yet kept permanently alive th< 



U-gin.u-e Lii.d gein.-r.jiH ■!■ vot.oo which 
bind every citizen to the coojmon weal. 



oitude. Looked at by ii 



trly weighed by ita principles 



ill lift up their minds t. 
.ptionofit, instead of 



lelps to point arlgl.t, p-jl.llc 



SX' 


hod I 


S: 


wide 


SmmS? 


Ita 


."», 






S£ 




ehU e 


';;;;; 


;■;;;.;; 


ItoUon opo 


>i 


dofoiial 


e Th 


... P ,„e, .„ 


erf- 


e. pl.nn 


1 ,-. 



. becomes suddenly d 



rclly in Us principle. 



uo ol great and commanding public notoriety. 



74 

The C hristian Cynosure, 

OHIOAGO, TUESDAY MAT 8, 1870. 



to Secret Societies will hold in 

al Cincinnati on thef'thof J 



finger mils na familiar objects, scars upon the 
left arm, the forehead and the great toe of tho 
left Toot, color of the hotr, groyness of the 



hack and lower part or the cranium, 

TCIJ high up, teeth double all 
3 front teeth missing from the up- 
llio right side and a tooth adjoining 
was split and n part broken off. 
an produced the missing I colli and 
e applied to the cavity and 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, MAY 3, 1870. 



ons, but deludes themselves. They ma 
losire to stop their tongues from stirrin 
gainst the Order, and engage tbem more cor 

festivals and balls. And with some this mo 
But it is credible thai the reasons ft 



Wi received too late for insertion, a very in- 1 tliev 
■esting official Report of meetings I" Da ' f 01ini ] 

from the lips of the witru 
fore they saw the body and were fou 



TllCRLOW 



riously omploycd foi 



r^perting the fate of Morgan. This 



«ll might he have said there is no legal 
[ence tltnt Major Andre was hung, or 

,o indubitable «nd infallible without I 



chance In (en thousand million of find! 
Iieso identifying marks in two different b< 
el all these marks existed in ihe h< 
[apt. Win. Morgan, of B.itavia, and ihey oil 

intario, near Oak Orchard Creek and about 4C 
.lies below the mouth of Niagara River, Oct. 1 

pearance of Morgan. By Valance's doath bed 

ihm o.vights iwref.i-terie'l (■■ Margin' 



ime between hi* saji|io"-.--l Km .,•■>; 
ng of this body. But the, physicians b 
illed tint if the body had lain at t lie 






le n fur the 

he town of 

y of Orleans aforesaid, in 

Hundred and Twenty-seven, before 
■t M. Brown, gentleman, oiio of the c 
f the ssid state for the county afore: 



nings, Richard Surrey, Ebenozer Randy, Ab. 
Barnum. John Murdoch. Samuel Baldwii 
Asahcl Ityington, Reuben Schofield, Jesso Hal 
James Tift, and L. 0. Hosie, good and lawfi 

of Now York aforesaid, whet 



pie of ( 



SAMUEL BALDWIN, j L g 
| Repetition of names here omitted.] 



lished in pamphlet (oi 









usly upon their verdict, that it wo 
suffocation by drowning, which v 



igned 

Lhc body of Capt. Win. 
dow of a doubt. In 



j abductors could ouily and naturally would 
ve changed these to prevent ready rocogni- 
m while he was in their hands, and afterward. 

.lion and tell us how many bodies one would 



Bibint 



all. 



d taking an oitrajndleiJ.! oath < 
other in murder. Ivanhoff may Ltn 






tbc b 



is ever found alterward on tl: 
Ontario or any whore elsi 
!I, this body had no mark. 

re. This testimony therefor 
o the credit which might attac 

dicra who testified Hint Christ 
nd stole Him away while the 



ilnty tl 



tachc: 



Morgan's body. 

The extraordinary and persistent eflbl 
Masons to cover the sin which God has ur 
orod only serves to reveal the real and re. 
siblc murderers, and to brand the ioatlt 
itaclfao indelibly with the character of d 
aud violence that henceforth no man ca 
telligetitly sustain it, and not stain hiah 



victim of this same sanctimonious murdere 
all of whose blood will be required of this gen 
oration, and of every individual who persist 
Intelligently, in upholding the lying and inn: 
derous abomination. 
God knows and the world knows what be 



us to copy the full report ofit. 
by two physicians whose patient 
ton; Mrs. Lucinda Morgan, hie wldon 

of Capt. Morgan. The body was idenli 

I with the peculUritles of Morgan's body ' 



iclght, 






And thencit member of the club confess 
at the murdorol Ivanhoff was the natural r 
It of the principles of the Order, to which 
longed ; and the hands of the leaders were 
, and his disclosures arc true. 
Is there one candid man in a thousand 



tlso 



l COISTEHIPTIBLK l)01»BE 

have several limes rjuotcd savings and 
pangniplii frem the Advance, that soemi 
bear correctly andstrongly against Free M, 
ry. Wo began to hope tho editor had mai 
his mind to oppose thi3 abomination a in 
sistent and candid spirit without Indeed m» 
it a, specialty or endorsing tnc Cyn< 
which we have not asked of him. But it 
No. for Feb. 2i he is at his old tl 
again, blowing now hot and now cold— 

against Masonry and then another whi 
like sluping the Masons, upon the should* 

and contemptible attempts at deception by 
downright hypocrisy and lying. 

Here is tho article which has led us to 






none Jehovah himself. This seems i 
> be the inward thought of sly workin 
ilrators. For they say " tho wretch tha 



By way of applying th 



.Su[l.i-o after Ivanhoff' 



cited, and begi: 



> of the "r.k-r, 



eousplral 



jn, loyal rr 

eopie to indignation. To reprove and 
What do you kn/IW about this club ot 
let the whole thing out 



Uor— a treachei-ini^ iicrjund lill.un 



abated at all. The body t 



; plot to gull the public 



; for that. The 



Wo deprecate 1'res. Bl.m.ha.d .- di*ple;iour 
iuch an improbable story os thii 
good to go into the waste bas 

the town of B., bavin 



k>rp>il>li<1iing such an improbable 
" ' "1 is too good to go into tl 

up" ono niijlit, t'i the JetrimoiK 



c foolish 
Judge, I 



and an a 






I belong 

Tho judge, apparently surprised, replied 

.th bn.tiiorlT -viupuhv, ■' Ah, isitso ? Trulj 
is i; brother B.. I did not recognize you 
teuse me for mv dullness. Yes. we aro bro- 
er Masons, and I sbciid havo th.iiisilit of tl.a 

Mason he should havo known better the rulei 
oroorictv than other men. Fine him $10 
the clerk brother, liji.il mom- 



•rB. Cal 

ry is too good for the waste baske 

that goodness most certainly, for 

;ies, would have been given. Bi 
these marks of identity is in i 
Proof enough that it i3 sheer fiction. It is pe 
mlc, that a Masonic judge wji 



the rules or propriety, 
e same as to say that Mai 
ledge ot propriety not ti 



ter than God himself has done it by his holy 
aposllej and prophets, or by -losus Christ 1 
self. This is a contemptible libel of Cbi 
anity aud or all that is decent in respectable 
and enlightened communities, it is too 
dent and hypocritical a He for any sincei 



ssed this 



-on nii-b- !: 



ievor havebeen published anonymously. 



. visible family. Why shool 

i pulpits, when by fireside an 
can accomplish resulta lilt 






, of I'olo, III , delivere.l 






ho full. i ning is from a reliable oorrespoi 
it. He says :— " We have just had this fae 
nan who prosecuted another for selling him 
oclivo, for a sound horse, stated that he w< 
led on by a person who was selected to sl 
the jury, saying ho did not wish to be on the 



iMosot 



e of tho oft repeated assertion, that it ho 
hing whatever to do with religion; li 
■ved from Mackey, Rob Morris and otht 



As a system of religion, said the Rev. lee- 
irer. there must be some plan whereby wc 
btain admission into it, in older to receive ill 
enefits. Christianity requires repentance to 
rards God; and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ 



probably tbe'.r brother Mason was in tho wrong. 
e who prosecuted him was not a Mason, 
s o man of respectability and wealth 

c oath did not require them to disregard 



B!ngn 









lie refers lotbe fact, Ibat some three year, 

o, two men, brothers, had been hung, h, 

irsocs who called themselves a " Vigilenci 

Committee," the leaders of which were Masons 

office saylne. to him— " If you don 

Brothers arc at, for what you sav 



■ch of Christ. And after .,l.>t:iin- 
ing entrance, a person is required to live a lire 
of self-denial walking by faith, and not by 
ight, and being ready to say to a Brother man 
who gives evidence of like faith, " If thy 

:o the Masonic church. There is re. 
it tho fee, secondly, taking tho oblig 
ere is. required of him no saerifico t 



Mason r, 

ind pr.iver 






rines of Christianity. 
A synopsis of tho list lei 
est week; the subject «f w! 






The reply once made by an Knglis 



a most corrupt and 


eceitfalcon 


piracy against 


the finest retorts upo 


n record The King o 


equal right and the 


truth of Chr 


st. If this is 


England >d instruo 


cd his representative to 


' too good for the 








certain Huguenots who 


vile for publication 


Foroursel 


es we can see 


bad been thro wn ni to 


"'o-t "mnie r° 1 he'kin 


neither wit nor iris* 


om.n this, 




of England, say, iff a 


c for the release of tho 










' was the French king'* 


a good illustration o 


the low a 




reply. Tho ambassm 


or's reply waa perfect in 








Spartan simplicicy, 




heir sinking cause 


a cause who 


e vilonessone 


magnanimity. He sa 


d, " \our Majesty may 


would think they tb 


mselves mus 


discern from 


«^hrtSi M, l 


at wlf "t" "iLol'sb"! 'll.Tt 


uch rile ■h.rts as t 


la 


ft. 


the Lord Jesus Chr 


" °" kc * '"";"'' "'" 



Since tho female jury system went into 
ration in Wyoming tho dingy rooms of 
Laramie Court House have been turned i 
neat snug, well-furi-ishedand refined" api 
onts, by order of tho Judge. 



■dd Fellowship, Knights Templni 
lights of Pythias, Good Tem| 



lajorlty Of i 



? Tnci 



, mulo l.y hi 






s gnt to be a <<rcnt struggle, all 

bitterly a^.iinst us. My son told n 
opposition to Masonry was fivo IW 



told him that was D 
hoOhureh of the Hvi 



omo of tll"iii ackiieiih.."l-e 



ards side. Go on 



irk pictures of a man, or me 
udc of performing tho sigos, 



slip froi 



RESOLUTIONS i 

E I-onai, ) 

A. M. i 

h inn |.i-i '■■.! the Allwise S 

•" -r of the Uivi-r.'e to 

irthy brother Mich 



19] A ¥. and A. M. J 

ioe pleased the Al' 
■ahipful Grand Master of the L : nii 
rorthy brol' - 

the l.i.d-.. 

his genial GtCfl here in tli 
.iml mjov his exemplary, sot 
,| l,roi.li,.rlf :u-ts; therefore 

.ing for the space of thiily 



ooppei 



was no doubt published in thi 

who would apply such sacrlllgi 
) the Deity, or compare hcav 
enclave here. We hope Broth, 






High lVie.it— E. B. Finley, Dernoorat. 
King— C. Fnlton, Democrat. 

Coptain of Host— S. Hoy t, "Pern oo rat, 
Priaco Sojourner— A. J. High, Democr 



Secretary Bitot— Wm, Seroggs, Deffl 0pri| 
Guard Elect— J. G. Ott, Democrat. 
Personally I have no objections to lhe« ,,„ 
3 mon. But when I happen to rtmonrt., , tl( 
oy are all Democrats, and that they a r „ | Ql 



ililloa altogether, and lot brotherly nnlti id; 
harmony take the place of political llu.i-,. 
" nks mid believes 



time ho " he-hawod" it was in tho /I 
Tho stupid ass wrote just the same kind uf 1 






ml) 



acts politically, and is striving to til 

juutry. Masons, high In offico smut; 
ivc (itliiiowlodged that their obllgi- 
luired Ihcm lo vote for Masons, nlhfi 

IlboBucyrus Jou >„ al, only proreill, 
the Mannnic way of covorinj it up. 



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Bg Itev. John Lntngtm 

ties (the o'riglni 

no fellowship 
works oi dark 
for it is a shat 



i methods] of tho Devil. Enh. 



ready with all fail 
odobj^theholpofi 






dcr twenty years of age, and in the fifth d 
! thoso converted between fifty and m 

1 your thousand Christians there wore b«| 
ly converted uudor twenty years ofayc^ 



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Correspondence. 

GoiTAtitu, N. t Y. March 53, W,Q, 
Dtar Sir-^AsQtlen intimated in the ■.■oluoir 

:iatiy person a^no ^connected with the Mason I 



ceremony of Mas 
■ for the Institution fan 
ill? ceased. For this 
it o( ni&nj worthy cii 



' bonor and modesty were i 

liooanftoddo, dare to stand 
,f„l persecutions or the Frfcti 

srihy of high honor) no do 

uuld result from It. 

Lot the column bo headed I 

c come out from the corrupt fel- 



Sciit'i, nl'ler the i -Urn: of lin- U'lii'ilion, I went inl 



arch 8, 1870. with aridity every thing which 
'way. Tho story of Morgan"* 
urncd from the awakened my attention, and when 
, I read i- with intei 



latbic 






l'e!l...w-citi!!ens abroad. Th 






tend their uames logct 



Although I a, 



to enter Heaven through th 
Christ, without tho benefit o 
wword of n Mason ; neithe 

nled by a Tylers's sword, fton 
nd children are forever ox 
loes not Bay como unto ma nl 



sonic Institutions? Thoj 



B. None but those who feel it, 
tho trouble and heartache of a 
specially one that believes as I 



;on good 



Irunkai 



a Maaon 



* a not drink to some extent. I have attended 

«pel tell of the glories of their Lodge room 
u *e, where their Brother sits at the right 
°i of their "Grand Master; and that when 

S'dcsaniQedel and a noted rake l' 0, what 
"'"'ship can a Christian have with such an 



d EWingli a deathblow. I fore 



JENNIE AXDr'I^t'N 



This man was an adhering Tree Macon. 
During the discussion of free Masonry, in 
which his wife took my side of tho question, 
he Mated that during the rebellion he had suc- 
ceeded, by means of Free Masonry, in get. 
ting the hoJy of a lojol soldier after tho sol- 
diers' relatives had been refused by the officer 

When I was ready to return home, ho told 

me ho was going to West Chester in his buggy, 

When wo nrrived at West Chester, I found I 



lUldl) 



s thci 



ho was expecting to tsko more " degrees." 
t long after I got home; I was informed 
this man had suddenly disappeared, with- 
having settled up bis business | affairs. 
Ing is known of his nhoreahouts, although 
i are stories or his having been seen at 
■ald'slaat places. 
me times when I roflcot upon all the cir- 



Fairview, Pa., March 'J1>, ISTO. 
ItKv. r. A. East— Dear Brothrr—I am gla 






ato comptier. The man with whom I mado l 
ray home was a wide awake anti-Moion, great!; 

ren, who belonged to the Mystic Fraternity 
he caught up tho grips and signs, etc., am 
used to delight in annoying the brethren will 

I read and hoard during the nnti-Masonio war 
which for several years, raged in New York 



inglai 



oof plat 



;ho Ord 



quiet which followed for many years, served t< 

At the age of '12, I became n Christian am 

I was oditinga political paper in a village in thi 
County where Morgan had his home, and Iron 
rhicb ho was so ruthlessly horno to the scent 
f his cruel murder, in Niagara Itivor. My bus 



•ral oflice, near a score of years since, I 
are, and what I have seen, has served 

the several churches of which I have be. 
tor, I have nover known but one adhcrii 
n who has been an active Christian, whi 
ekuown several who, when the alternati 
set before them of leaving tho church . 
odgo, have clung to the iodgo; and ha 
expelled from the Church. In looking f 



re eligible to partake of its 
visible means of support, and 



there were man? friends of t 

was therefore very acceptable 
supposed to be for the benefi 



other churches in the place giving up their 
gular services so that all could attend. Th 

which ho reforred, could speak of the terri 
evils of intemperance. His introductory 
marks indicated his connection with the sec 
order and offensively vindicated it, in behalf 
of which lis wished his audience to understand 
ho was an advocate that evening. Theaddrea 
consisted largely of statistics, particularly show 
ing the cost of intemperance, such as has oftoi 

et rather than the conscience— moro to thi 



iughlE ul " dui;s ' So t'Mtitute.alHic 



ence of tho gospol ? 

Lgain— The gospel, with all its bent 

.■rs, is founded on Christ aud His 



leelar 






It was plain that tho whole design was to p 
he Order, not to'save men from inten 
ic except by their Secret Society. 

probably in tho lodgo to see that all th 
ccwero solicited by applying to each ii 



The 



Thar 



ciples are 

,. principle; 



They knew all this, hut why do we not 
om them ? They can give us minute re 



follower of the Lord 



I i,,.w,„ 


>' 


f the aut 


-M. 


0SIC1KT of 


No 


impl, lo .1 


rnr 



aity, 



tMasoi 



llknotofdoub 

•o^l-, l,t;iJ n 



Free Maso 
declared that 



tiling especially 



' Christ/' And s 



Finally, 



ly equal to tho added i 



in 'Mir 
iHiou of Christ." F 

up H-.o corner stone of I 
snough, but ho 



ripUons Of tho sect o 
- ^S'ry t&o'^iglroo 



s Insanity, should pour e 
nd then that such on 
• perfectly understand i 






n old Berkshire such a shaking! 
I it not bo well for the Erie Observe, 



to be Scriptural and right on 



against Majonry, and its klndi 



t last, after many struggles, and in view o 

matter was fairly brought heloro him 
Id not renounce all allegiance to, and eon 



ling converts, yet, never to my knowl, 

thero been a Mason among tliem. 
rs, ii has been on my heart as a proph 
t sooner or later, I should be compelle. 



'. this i 



isited with a precious shower or grace, mainly 
ith tho Congregational Church. My own 

wholly left without a blessing. Some dozen or 

and he an adhering Mason. Now I saw 
time had come for the above-mentioned 
Could I go back on my resolution ? My 



rentually refus 
lately inforrnet 



Thu. I have washei 



to understand it. The Cuureli, hj the n 
]f a few, and much against tho will of t! 

of its membership, has been made to ei 
i the Masonic Institution. What (he n 

e sacrificed everything but God nod 11 



. It 
y helper 



way given under Itcaven whereby any can I 

But Masonry disregards this gospel found. 
tion, and teaches that tho rejectors of Cliri 
and His offers, will be saved if but accept. 
Masons. Masons who dony Christ, ore st 
said to enter tho Heaveuly lodge above. F.vi 

time preach Jems as tho sacrifice for sio, . 
other times, in tho magnificent displays roai 
in public, openly deny him, by uttering pra,e 
In which his name is not admitted, and Ii 
office as Mediator is not recognized. Thll h 
been repeatedly practiced by ministers of th 
church. And I would ask sir it you have not n 



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dnea. n 


atl, o,o. 


n!j"Jl - !c,l 


boldlr 
ploo.1, 








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id othe 






with t 


™"f"» 


Sabbatli aa 




abject, fo 


hriati.nit,. 


B ""° 


do objec 


tr-.l,,,,: ,.r 


nolplo. 


and S pr.c g 


raive of tho 


ntoreats 


of religion 






against Masonry, don't 



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MINUTES 

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CONVENTION. 



EZRA A. TOOK, I'nblislio 



F. 11. Uoselev. A II Bon 


nelt A Oldfiold 


8. Oiokmao, James Uallow 




Lincoln, John Kckles, 0. '. 


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id M. Tiliey, |5 00 
Received on pled 






uity '' Can thoso who do i 
ihip with Christ? 
utonce more— The gospel 






[Wo admit the following as Of public i««r-j, h fo^ ^ 

it, and will admit a reply if given.] interested in the aan 

Elkbibt, Ind.,Dec, 18, 188P. ' 

Da. 0. U..Ti«aht,— Sir.— Permit astrangcr 
• call your attention in this public manner to' 
•me inquiries which it Is hoped you will an-. 



e deeply c 



the Gospel. And 


E»„. 


.oi™.„, 




u will not disregard 
I have made similar 


»r. 


,.S.|n,„ 


"TbatI 
" "Corn, C 









e a reply that will enlighten me on thi: 
ct, as you are a minister of that church 
> a teacher of the gospel of Christ; and 
as un era an , is o er g p p on j en [ 3 > Respectfully, 



tho silly trash of M 

columns of the Cvi 



BAILEY. 

ut we will add— tha 



ictly antagonistic and ii 



its provisions apply 



especially " glad tidings of great Joy," and 
Christ Josus. The Masonic religion on the 



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A System of Iteunnls for Sunday School* 

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SECBMISM: In relation to tho I'urltj of 
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By Ezra A Cook 



S I ^fcEj />*"> '"**' W> I 

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Hie press, by * lesson never to be forgotten 




dramatics ofmyslerj' for an esenins's am 

inland editors' gibe,.: 

[ must hasten to a close The sntyccl i 
fruitful, too painful. My Opinions of Uh 3 
ill li" L-i>tlecLc<.l fr.im tins letter. I would 



from 1;is home by Maeons, and by ] 
Jored IbelleTO tl..; this una tl 
co(AplWo>, e6go*>4ifVa and car 



nd love 


i nn d the mind of a really great 


man, 








Sove a 








ry bos ofl'jrded" illustrious mat 






r the developments J hare gi 


an, i 




o, believe the evite of Masonry 




Z^ 


alance a thousmd-folU, any g 


odU 


nn aoiii 


ve. It follows, that I think ror 


tablr 


ftbeei 
lotes, a 

hem (el 


re making to root out .ts bad i»l 
face of our land. I hope lU 

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avoid personal dander or injusli 


iSU 


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truth 








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y tbe 


us, where the bloody league con 

tho Englishman, nhcu under t 


from 
nded 




Fnglisb Mltorfu, his soul to hi 


Cod 






Mot 




wntrj? Where the avenging a 










og-oml 


.lood-lhirstj conspirators, eoul 


even 



othc cavern of death. Out «1 






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CHLSTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, MAT 3, 1870- 



e a great wrong. Indued we think that 

\ r«-en listed, or who served faithfully 

war for four or I1y>! /ears; should be 

its, would bo welcomed by the people 
and could be carried in Congress. Tho wid- 
ows of our soldicra who fell, or who died in the 
w«r, and their orphan children, and those who 
were disabled, have already been provided for ; 

But it must be dono openly, by the people, not 



■!,ei, Icn.-u.- ^..rw.nlUT !.'u 






i jl.J.n Cirrlo — S.km uf [iij- rly— Cu;>pi-i 

md Lotnl Leagues, bad united fur the p 



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piars is really good, as many believe, then we 

should encourage it ; but if, on tho other hand, 

its roizning iotluence is bad then good people] mi,, 'Mtm.mLi- ffl:* 

are cortamly wrong in uniting with it. The I 1116 MyStlC IW 



. nrdp.no over to ll.O oi.ei.ij, »■■ ■ - j.uii'M' 
.,!„.-> §\ thrown |fe l»3jj> Jli« 



.U.lo-.r.T.tT^ne -agaclty, 
Ux Xp&lic was H.t mon, 



iuppon. as i (:erso-.il ■ .... 



] rot only cover ibe go. Ill 



cull duwn u ju>l vi-ugtoi 



commonwealth, a 
night have a pro. 



and at laM immolated- 



■eign flag of tho Uni 



dL-i^iLro^.,,. 






■pw from tho body, 



cithensof of our 



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Cynosure Tracts. 

NOW PUBLISHED. 

HISTORY OP MASONRY, 



DEPOSITORY. 



OATHS OF FREE MASON |1 
Y ITS OWN ORATORS, . 
HISTORIANS 



MASONIC MURDER. 



Oy Rev. .T. It. Bamn, ■ 

A2p»goTraci@$a.n 



MASONRY. 






light so shine ' that others socio 
works may gloriry yonr Father wl 
laven." How is it with Good Templars 1 
ey display their light where all can 
shut it up in a lodge room? Many w 
ing, unsuspecting temperance people 



thin, if he might thereby greatlj 



It is plain that (iood Tei 



brought young ehildre 


a to Him. Now vi 










-if <ve have no other 


evidence— is that 


arcn are wholly cttlad 


ed from the lodge 



Free Masonry, 

A League with the Devil. 

PRESENTED FOR EXAMINATION, 
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MINUTES 



Why am I Opposed to 
MASONEYP 

BY OUR CORRESPC 
BSD DEO 

■■ png,. T 



SON s;;D DEO REE. ' 



Extracts from Masonic 

Oaths and Pouali ii ■. as 

Sworn to by the 

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noy will nnbesltatingly pronounce it tbc 
at work of his life. HE SEEMS LIKE 
ONE SPEAKING OUT OF ETERNITY. Pn 



; e roods the preface of the book be 
:I be reads tbc book— Why, there it 



The Masonic Conspiracy 



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WHOLE NUMBER 46. 



The Christian Cynosure. 






;r Koy.il Arch Mason Potter, wh. 
ieneea Fulls, gome of the businc; 









"0, no Mr. Cliilds, (was'tbe reply) we d 






ho plaintiff framing fr 



for the plaintiff, saying; (after specifli 
naming the cause.) " TUau take notice tha t 



a defense of Masonry. Indeed the Ice 



nge, and first representing it to be so perfect' 

/a/was to make it a, 15,000 dollar libel sui 
1 court; nod then when the defender* pro 
osea to bring proof of Its truth, that will satis 
r any jury ; they elink away, and inconteatabl; 

And then the truth here stated above, nm 
id which these Masons -were forced them- 



4th.— ttM^nn; that is, 
ivc been wounded in fighting 






could possibly tic imposed upon 



ty to help a br 
,, by excluding 



the might not beiit-r ^t. e 



it Masons never invito anybody to join theii 
Igos. Hearing these facte in mind, the 
■aching impudence, and unmanly duplicity oi 



i the only wa. 
.rd, at New Hi 



■ JI.^-.-s of til.' 

I, „li Thur.^.hv ■ 












lodges on golden h 






mposo upon by such high sounding titles? 



o, that w .uld be only a 
y swearing t6 tell the t 
.It ailirming a truth mi 



oath, by whioh alt 
truly the secrete of K 



der are concerned. It 
me their oaths are violated, their connects 
ith the Order, severed. But may not this step 



ry, and to those who consc 
n tho fear of God renouoc, 
f them credit for tho truth, 



ilies. Who then, ought ' 









ANNO I.UCIS 2. 



iM daylight, this company went away am 
Morgan early in the evening of the Utb, b 



H.i.Lnr!, I 






scanler and spilled 

ight to him— he further observed that be 
thought by climbing up the frame In the center 



after leaving tbo Magaune, we hold i 

liiin, aod that it must dono without do 
lother said it would not do to set him 



bat Morgan should be sot at liberty, but be 
ligh priest observed that by putting a cord a- 



cea of. bo 


ased. Thi 


» o» B ht 
Kllj, « 


d"°"'d' ' 


THE 




L7b bt mitimieJ.] 


I mm c 


"""" ADVIi » T ' 


-. P .rf.,i 


S" 


\ffl!kjii» 


Tho 


Nulo 


i «|lll oontlni.es > 


It 1 *....! 


uTeZ, iTio 


id with 


S3 


S, 


Of 





3 g like a mad man. IhroatcnioE to figfc 

ud defying me to do my worst-tauntingly 



•rly , 






il organ, but did not go Into the body of t 



Good aod," ho replied, " what a 
ball we sot that d— d pe 



ticular inquiry respecting : the 
ought to bo done quickly. I ine 









> lend Itself to the setting forth tho t 
r Free Masonry. 

bilily, Intellectual ability, and mora 

lean, aod unchristian Jugglery of seei 

nllehtenmont, 



.dp fa 



v M,r-.„ ru- 
tins dorlp.o ( 



andirgKu Klulis 



Nation is one of those 



No, 









d me he was afraid they would nod the 
body, that they ought no to have put it so 
io wharf— that if they had taken it over 






v nothing of Free Masonry except <i 



tber places of dissipation and ruin. 
To say nothing of the bondreds of my neigh' 
.ors who then testified over their own aigna- 
ares against it, I saw it was in its tendency, 



' ""■' 


year I have traveled in eight 


Enid! 


7ulwnTsutL"a!fd i |lveoee n 


rss 


ere," and " found friends and 
ore," aud I believe if I bad 


y, 1 should h 


ve find such help: and yet I 
told by two different individu- 

Uasonrj." They woro sick, 
heir Masonlo Brothers would 



out knowing Masonic *' Grips" and "Grand 
lailiug Sigus," to guard ftgulns', Pinion, I 
era, Ku-Klnxos, and otbor secret clans which 

ithout giving up their money or manhood. 
Jmdreds oro ready to testify that Itemard's 
Light on Masonry," ia ft truo rovelation, and 
10 trial of It proves it, as doca also the Ire 

But this does not furnish funds, iiudfes 
,„l Mtill irf, slyly put forth hy Masons, to In 



fifty dollars- I would K iv„ , 



hing ; ' and alill another, " why don'l 
nd Join us," &c., 4c. ; and yet .11 . 
ncisaBkedtojoin. A man lately t 



I Uasoulo funerals, the first I t 



order to which tho deceased belonged," and 



inly Father for his aav- 









78 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, MAY 17, 1870- 



The Christian Cynosure 



rapt to reduce society 






This is note worth?. 



tembergb. It is "Tlio j 
following, baiting, badger 






Puritans. The Pilgrima w. 
boroughs and cities; but i 






rapher and descendant, (Wells' vol. 3. p 200) 



t(page 



mpmo 



ment within a government," which is a concise 
definition or lodge-Masonry, as ; " That sole- 
cism in polities, leading directly to the worsl 
anarchy and confusion, civil discord, war and 



Hopkins Ba ys ; " A lodge is rising i 



tudy window, I her the sound of tfa 
■s as I write .- Thus Satan's kiogdoi 



hieh, no doubt, greatly cor 






men of light and fri 






:non sentiment of the New England minister. 
"Triennial and Pilgrim Memorial Convoo 



o Pharisees, " those old C 






Dr. Haven's whole discourse was replete with 
nought and illustration, clearly, forcibly, and 



Dr. Bacon quoted the declaration 

irly Pilgrims, thai tl.ey rejected from religion 

rerything not expressly warranted by 



o then said that early Pilgrims, Bat 
ntwood especially, were somewha 



to otherwise, "Were 
■ Pilgrims at length 



r or a principle. No 



Ho said, the Pllgri 






, president Haven's) 



on. Tboystill*. )d his abhorrence of Free 






.em was dead and past. He urged with ear- 
itnmiM mutt nol divide ike iw of the Pun- 
l. on Ail Maxonic {««. Yet agents have lately 
en soliciting and collecting money for this 
muraent at Detroit, Chicago, and Peoria. So 
■ statement published and verbally repeated 

T e been operating hero since he published 
i same, indeed but a few months since. This 
Brother has published tho editor of the Crao 



rax as guilty of falsehood for a far less i 
jao this. 
This development shows that Free Mas 

ject requ 

The bloody execution ordered by Mosoa ; hii 
ering it on the water, »nd making the chil 
aught him the terrible power of these spuri 






t keep them '/ Most certainly that Is thi 



aught with imminent dai 



ipo.;--.i nf . 



lounty. 



. C. WEBSTER, Wheaton, HI., President of 



Rev. J. H. Ellio 

Presbyterin 

Levi Coffin, Get 






ohn (i. Pee, 




sa. Ky! 


Olnc 


B»U. 


amoel Wilso 


"p 


Mdti 


"oil 


"den- 












T, Pressly, 


D ". 


D., Pre 


eghe 


tin U 


ty, Peonsyl. 


















Tbirc 


ited Pre-bv 




















esbyterian C 




oh, Xon 




bio. 



176 Elm street, [-,■,..<„) ti^/i, lu'v. II." II. 
George, No. 100 Clinton street. 



Ho did not so consider 












:udythe vowof Jephlba— theoath of Herod- 
id the promise of Solomon— in the light i 
.is acriplure, aod I think they will discovt 
.erein, a way provided for their escape 

iser than Solomon ; even of Jesus Christ, wh, 



lead and buried ! No man Is under obligation 

re so uncovered, that all tho world may s 
hem, if they wish. And no man oan hi 
hem again, but by a willful and life-lo 
oureo of unblushing lying. 2. Again, co 






dl.yfr.,,, 



void aslf it had never boon wrilton, Thus ibo 
Masonic obligations are always obtained upon 
false pretenses ; sometimes extorted by 
and threats. The express condition is ul 



cr-Lccture at WeeiQ,,, 



from it. None of us have boon deoeh'J!"* 
gard to this matter. We u.ill tl.U u„. ,,' 
of our "ciW«." Wo coo,, her, post, 
she is for tho fight. Let us not,' an*h 

•- '^ " ""' " i- t ■■ Armies are Mp,^ 
around vi ilaut onlv to a* "'" " 1 '~"" U " 1 
imagine tluit the eye of tho lodge li noi " 

but on a candles! kk." Nor ,[ iXr ,. „„ '" 

..,..«, „r™„„„ itJ f rom , h . .. „„,","•;• 

«i',°.ht.l"; ,„°:t'C **j 



o oqunl riglitsshull be hat an empty boast. Ii 
shall not effect a mans religion. And yot, the 

hree positive violations of Christ's com- 
And oath after oath requires the con 

cealmoat of criminal secrets, and the assistance 






r Divine example, you can never enter e 
;ret order of which I have any kcowled 
d of course will not be brought Into bond. 
their ensnaring-but utterly sinful and 
lid obligations. 
A professed Christian proposes to dischai 



Ol.liKiitions to k 



y enemy of both, that exists in our Ian. 
r. Politically, it is the leaven of dospo 

f that self-righteousness and vain philofo 

phy and vain deceit." The conditions of th 

from first to last ; the obligation loses a 
.ding force, and becomes the veriest nulllt; 
And flnally-no promise or oath of ma 
I make sin a duly, or duty a sin. If it coul 
u could nullify God's laws, and dethrone Je- 
rah. If one was unwilling to eboy God, all 
would have to do, would bo to promise or 
jar that ho never would obey him ; and then 

ed wretch, as I should be by rep 

eg baptize,!, after taking a solcn 



right wrong or wrong right. 



rheels and protect tho youth ol 

'0 all nally what our church relation procliisi 
ns— atUl-ttertey people, W\ lb hearts utilitd, u 
thoy ought, in all consciousness, t 
upon the teachings of our Church, 
not only more effective, but ulso m 

neatness, In godly dcterml 
ought not merely to endure, but wi 
tntt maintain tho puro docti 



ould that all our people could hi 

. Wfthsuoh teachings we should o 
i moro united an i more loalous u| 

disaammont that led our falhora 



tors." God bless this grey-haired "soldier 

times " that ho was brought into this rlclo 
by lending Miuuzis of a neigliWiiij; to no , 
pressly to show up Masonry. Thoro a Koj 
Arch Mason, In full lodgo fellowship, Ittu 
tlal, In community, accon.piniud Mm vp«d 



openly. They are bound. LI 
mans, thoy aro slghlug, " Wl 



PUBLISHER'S DEFT. 



lollego Both of &" 1 



disclose the true secrets of Masonry. And if ^ ~. teJ^l^SJ^^^ffl^ S^^SSlI *" 

th* scceder Is perjured, the Mason who asserts | B g a iost all the power. t>l 'dii ini .' -, pie rue c Opj, fond ta .fail. 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, MAY 17, 1870. 



79 



Correspondence. 



lilwaja the chief cooks, when t 1 



r^lng lo know 
people, to Urn wic 



ess. Thanks to Sisler Ames, and 
mple Tor others, and we hope mi 

litti convicting light, and would 



work of the Lon 



ring its permanent pledges, o; 
rgudution general!;. So 



wcretiem, or a Masonic tool. Thus is tbo op 
ion of friend Chalfcnt, as will be Been by I 



ground. They took the wool off their sheep 
*o aproDs, and pulled it over the loyal eyes. 

1 «aa told that the Secret League originatec 
of J"""*" ' lt ao doubt wn8 BUTled b ? uomt 
d ' Andy Jiaj Moseg, 

*•*■ ; buiT dwllntr"! Iter Tre moved tT thi, 
uaeroua In the Secret League, oa moaqul- 



troly, 

'. OH ALFA NT. 



Fhikno Fosier— I write to let 






IVri.pliiM. that, in we rejMnteJ Uioi 
rly all of then), as being engaged i 
ration which (aa they supposed) would 






Again, au e: 






e of aK others. Hence thousat 
w-citl/ena were in fear, and dre 
r , as well they might be. 



I.bII clnse, G»d being iliv holpet 
av for me and let iu all pray 
n S.ivior will be pleased to sent 









Icrrttuuding, and no objection 



d by the 
sina. He 






cod enough for all. Masonry w BB no 

r. Hone 3 t men love light, rather tha 

ve'darkness rather than light,— and 

itution. This enabled them to esei 
9t punishment of the law. It was t 
red Jackson nnd Johnaon from impoa. 



lundrcd dollars, or that ■' Bountj 

iny thing. Ju.it recoileot; that to help 
r Masons, "right or wrong," ii a 
n, and a reigning fundamental i 



lion exactly m, 



Masonic honesty— cr 
Masonic righteouB.ie« 

ally; and to save eac 



'ou, they will be a great deal so-e'r, if Mason 
y goes on as it has done of late ; and we shall 

loveroment— or even a religion with Chriat in 






CONVENTION NOTICE. 



Such screaming Bnd yollit 



Mb in Masonry and its fruits, 
id hid the key to the town hoi 



town ready * 



Ohjeetio.. 



Rev. J. 0. WF.HSTKU, I'r.- 
Rev. I. A. HART, Cor. audi 
Chicago, April S3, 137". 

The folk,™!,.],- article hits ofi 



it ia from the Moadville (l'«.|, Daily l;,p„t.l u ;. 



.erioLia orgnim.itioii . I have l.-louged ' 
y secret organization!) in my time. I'i 

an Odd Follow, and a Fenian, and if I r. 
iber aright, I once belonged lo a gang i 

« all. I had often w.m.lcro.f wh.it kind. 






: apron, and I have been informed that th 



aged to bold lodge meetings in the coi 
the Ark. He was obliged to give it u; 
ar, owing to the curiosity of Mrs. Noab 

Sndbg out the Becret and starting a fumalt 

nt toll you the perils and trials I had t( 
undergo to becemo a Mason. On the evening 



,„!,,„ 






of imagery; while to truth t 












y Institutions, High S 






the crowd roshed in making it more than iuU.lNow It « 



then groaned and said " lis well." Do yoi 



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i A series of meetings has been held in tl 

Christian Association opposed to Secret S 

The meetings in Wheaton, addressed by 1 
Chittenden of Crystal Lake, and Rev. Mr. B 



wore held in Wayne, Bloommgdale, Daaby, 
Lombard, Addison and Warrenville. Mr, 

all these places, eicept Wayne, wher 



place The subscriber was present at thi 

log In Addison only; which was peculiarly In 



prayer, and mudc nn opening epecoh, givii 
tbe origm of the Masonic Order at the Appl. 
tree U>om in London. Ho then pointed o 

spread organkation, by its influence on o 
politics anfl in courts of justice. He mentio 






,p» 






d by the most frightful oaths, 



inveigle.! into 



cat antiquity of I 
d of men telling 















I of Wheaton Colic, 






ly and decidedly against one kind 






nated from his 


own 


ma 


n]j conviction, ol 


ght, wo do no 


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You then are an accomplice in this wickedni 



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ngly, or wilfully v 

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<m 



OPPOSED TO SECRET SOCIETIES. 




.rofthoUndiiiEor t 






:";<,,! 


he follow 


:i:^::™j::: 


™!Z 


lisi 


he body eieept as it w 


;;,*,' ! 


,. 


>»~tj^ 


".'. ■'?;:; 


',""",'" 


s^,S#s i . 












nipt a? « f .ll H burled t 



n«a7sLtaMJS» 



ge, and glorify their Puritan ideas, when 

h »» of p,Z, ° 8 7° « praclloft J te8t,mc " 1 )' in °°- 

aeciio simplicity, and that, too, Id con- 

P B t t l t " t k rrom lUc ali S"t eelf-denlal! Whaisortof 

« old p uritall tremb]1(lg bororB auch a fliu 

ord of testimony ! Well did the Son o 

"""Vof.bw- " Y« build the tomb, of th, 



adopting, (too hastily, 



























on and laws are not only a, 
>oace, order, prosperity and 
, ple depend on the steady 






Thinking thus of it, 
i In the Northern and 



robably murdered by Masons, for divulgin f 
loir secrets: but I supposed it to be the aci 
f a few ignorant and ferocious desperadoes 
loved by their own impulse singly, witUoul 



■ought and repeatedly said tin 






adopted by 









self by any pledges, in s 



11 




NO. 


Then ato so 


raal reason, wh 


r Masons 








tltjioa. lull 






.1., by it, o. 







t tho case with Masonry. By 



aoy other eartlilv pur.ty. 






ic inrestigatioo. What 
loo.o. for unholy, dlaboll 
erie.o rights and liberti. 












,oeo,ed to glory In It. Ilul a ,irti„ t tl„o If 
>omin(. no whoso oyos are «■ « fl.mo or nro, 



rlt, and 



' ill., 



como out from th 


se works of da 


'•Synagogue of Sa 


an." And those 


then corruption an 


d idolatry-will 


heard or received 


as Hie: Ho will 


out, ahoff what the 


yiaro, give them 


idola. "Ho that h 


ath cars to hear, 










Tho iti e ho 


■ i.„ii,i,«i. 




tTZam. 






by, may ruu a risk of not being paid; 



Wwr IIodokkx, New Jersy.) 

April 81b, WO. f I 

Dear #ir— Unclose a copy of a paporadopt- 





oreo 


mroe.idallon 


or the 


oporlo 
















10 session I 






lllikel. , 


nofl' 


i';jr7 c 


xionl, 


ho ,0 



Festorday, April 7t!i 1R7H, the following pre- 
blo nnd rosolutlona wore adoplod by tho 
st Unitod Presbyterian Presbytery of Now 
rk, only one person voting in tbo negative : 



nd to be tfai 
J PEOPLE. 



thoroughly roused 
iatical, blasphemo 



nylelding outsider, or in 
ree Independent aprighl 
iir dealing — the whole n 















t of twelve or fifteen Masons none bnt 



onse, for a gone. 



A black clour 
id a pleasant 



tu.lship in tny inn, in my pilgm 



82 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, MAY 31, 1870. 



The- Christian Cynosure, 



there^ na poor Dr. Dexter weakly said it was 



I, by Samuel D. Green, II pubiisnea ana 

glanced over it rapidly and hare received a n 
,le impression of it. The paper, 

E — It is evidently the work of an in 
honest, earneat, and plain man; 

for the thoughtful and candid am 



bora who may hereafter join lodges; and Ihos 
Jodge-meu who apply for membership Id th- 



rublv, for prayer, cncour* 



ibytl 



n Seal or Ver 



.Ucticao/ tie Morgan AlSut 









*uth U stranger than fiction." Let 









1 of God in their hands, ii 



and Stephen, did exactly what t 
prophets had done in their day vii. ; 






wish to havo it published weekly r 
The question of a weekly Cvsobui 

over one week from the date of this 



of community." 

feel its blight ? Even those who bow to it am 






arpi 


g, selfish, oi sectarian spi 


it should have 


pla 


o there. To admit it, wer 
Instead of this, Chris 


r:rr; 


press 


din spirit to a throne of g 


r.oo to kelp 


indt 


ose who slay at home, st 






H— pleading with God th 


t the Cooven 


don 


aay be guided with light a 


i wi.doro Iron 



, are to be laid down. Oar duty 
ne respect at least) to organize pt 












might, and take 



iaa.on».»--Gov. doucIiu*. 

At the Semi-centennial Convention, 
lorial Jubilee, held recently in Farwel 
Je Pilgrims were extolled, especially (i 






,oyfullj suffered in so doio. 



sphets, proves only t 



: am Master of that Masonic 
many years Chaplain, and by 



ro his face." (See Light on Mas 
Ctica edition, page 10) and you can sec 
■by Mr. Herrick is so concerned to vim 









ould they afford in thci 



day the fruits of that handful of corn wbic 
they planted in the mountains of New England 
Where oor liberties, and the knowledge of th 



principle, and , 



?sbyterjan Church. Tbei 



mouth might he Stopped, 



t look as my religious 






edge 






io OvMOsuftB usually gets." 
If Mr. Reynolds R. W. G. M., will take t 
ouble of turning to the Treasurer's Report 

ill nnd the following items: 

Paid H. G. lieyuolds, part salary, Gr« 



time to have paid him on i 
further sum of (0,213, ma 



will only lay down I 
ce $1.80 each. 



oof old said "Let there bo light 



:h,. primitive Methodist Episcopal Church, 

itility of colleges. Not dreading 1 

per $t they had a belief that college life 

ich mom Po.-tsibly tho era In which tl 
was different from ours. Possibly tli 

some grounds fur their conoluslc 
I, to us, soem so wholly unjustifiable. The 

part by pious people for "prayer for collcg- 



rently. Not loss zealous, we 

vory'geneT al| y of tho opluiou 
not only endurable, but ever 



For this light, and for much more, 

sr God, debtors to our sister denomini 

they may posnihly owe us something, too, 

for our example and our labors in opposii: 

At present we have an interesting circle • 

. soon was incorporated as a college. Tl 
irth Its first graduate. It is oxpoctcd tin 
Our doors arc open to both sexes. Thou({ 



In the way of books, wo are poorly suppll 
nd horoby venture to put forth an apponl 



Tho founders of this Institution, proceed! n 
.vers of tho Lord to furnish necessary moat 

rue, It has cost much anxious thought, una 
ard labor for a few dovoted hearts, ohi< 
moag whom may ho named Rev. W. C. Smitl 



havo wo witnessed a spirit «,„„, * 
worthy of American manhood Ihau this dcf 4r ' 
oiicooroneoftho Ilousos of Congress t0 lh 
fll«t»H 0n of a secret military organiistlon. 



I be liouofcd, rather th^ 
tho soldier himself, and that cannot bo im 
by desecrating tho Sabbath, or by gl»j D g rt( 
'- -nnual funeral ceremony ; or by dij. 
,o tender repose of tho grave «|ia 
tho glare of military display, or by profit. 



iayy Wasltbooauso tho black msn 
us become more honored thin ihn 
ml Why was not tho restoration of 
"tho date of that event could bo fo; 
—fixed upon for a holiday— in evtnt 
tho whole ^ country might [nd^ 

I allvo HO 



odge at a large 


"™ n to».».V;. h b SdTnd'Zu 


roogb .oil 


tin. lodge -u 






wit of «,»[> per 


Lord', pur.e.i but wo do not 


beliovo It. 



Wcattteld College April 30th, 1810. 






deUyingdownofarmsbyt 

waders of the secret society 
.nm.niy warfare against So 

.ing glories of their own s 






UJw^OTtaTnB "the "hisiovj ol K" ^ 



Send for o copy of th* Acsora HinrM* ^ 

mg for him 3i , lg | c copy ( pa por covers) 25 c 

to make a Masonic holiday l-to have copies tl.OO. #, 

reel conEcioo^ness that bis grave la to be- Sin-le copy (bound in muslin) 40ceni* 
ome tho boma, the rostrum, the stump, from copies JK.OO. , 

rhich recreant politicians who caused his (^ -oVrtimwri^ <w*r «**' 



H,,.|...| „■■ 



■a of the 



Wby.i 



oo, become thus intimidated by Masourj! 

Osout tho principles of our Puritan Fataotj, 
Bag to meot with open and direct opposition, 
LUo sly, demoralising onoroaobments of th« 



lontlal in this respect tbau tho Romish 

When tho hcrotio Luthor nailed his tbosti 

blared war against him at onco, and tho world 

ooret rites, stick the ombloros of their «or- 
hip to tho Puritan monument at Pljmoi.it 
ook, Oongrogatloualiem folds its pious nrma, 
rccomcs prudent, high toned, nbovo small out- 
ers, and— lots tho parasite prey upon its vitals 
Masonry is slowly, Buroly, slyly eoting Into 
ur government aud our religion; nnd wtio 

ON TUE SQUARE, 



0U, havo very humbly petitioned the Pope 
to propose the question of Infallibility lot 

tbey aro .unwilling that mankind should b 
fearfully humbugged and enslaved totbod 



well tboy may), the seom and defiance wlH 

this Intelligent age will meot th 
phomous assumption. 



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Correspondence. 



Duth..io 8 b«.nfre,uonllyren,ii 
, .orlon.ly Inj.riDg n,, I„««n 
, b, io.i. of m, dt.r broil.... 






t about your age (77)Jwhen 



S3 



bo character of all their opponents. (All t 

No* the faithful Sniiiiid proclaims, 13 uav 
hut vist numbers of groat and good men hi 
elonged, and Hill betODg to the secret orde 






niosed and highly d 



»ut little or no influence, it would cost nothing 












r I so advised or not. Go. 



I quote from the Valley Smtintl, publishec 
Id Shippenaburu Pa. 



r of their Nalloi.al Christian 
let; Association." Here fo 



Ibconrinw the pi 

"J Brethren Chui 
g'OBlaattheerea 






^T^re 1 Surely that will i 

double, and respectable e 



low, vulgar, and 
single fault, eav 






urcheg nod the people. The soone 
emaelvo?, and the nooner Ihoy ceas 

their consummate ignorance. Who 
, cither outside or iueide of the pro 
onds and pledges or any secret bu 

t Masonic society?" 

sight this horrid outburst would aeci; 









MHl>, wl.,01. 

icpted." Ye. 



fes'sedlj lor charitable purpose 



Notflatisfled to vilify and tl 
ir e to object to or question tl 



and John T. Walsh— two 
who, to make money of 



probably is one c 
rho attempt to mitt 
Judgment Day. an. 



The plain truth of this anti-Secret Society 



>lluwnhip, Knijihtsof Pythias 
ey are all safe and secure - 



Now. my dear sir. Just look » 












the building of Solomon's temple; and 
the side, and said, with a significant wink 



Again another of oor ministers p 

;or ? (which never was in the Bible, 
unong other thing,, the digging up of the only 

between the lids of the Bible. 

He then said that ho must have foum 
Joscphus. I told him that it never cam* 



d Thcssalooi 



igain. When the next preacher c 
hat he was a mason, and after a sh< 
;reen in Masonry and I don't ki 
aken just three and no more, and . 






scribers the past year, or gottet 



i wanted to know if I was. oue of thi 
I told him no, and that T would ha 



C. 0. OHAFFE 
VI i ntiLi 1 1 . 



ion of Christ stall G 



igorously to act in a 
Very truly yours, 



Ma. F.oitob:— Suppose the Bib 
Blessed is the man that walketb 
[ the ungodly"— could we admi 



their nolfish and unholy ends 'and aims 
surely we are walking in their counsel, i 

o the prayer-meeting for the lodge. 
ff oue class-leader who did it; and I havi 
vn some ministers who have done muol 



rand display of regalia 






Church— both of the latter in the village ol 



'apel, at the Methodic Church in 



to "Lord that He might toko th< 



enwooJ, au o: 
was held. The 
jocrecy, in I 



: "light" were well pleased 



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FOR YOUNG FOLKS. 

A SBBUXOS C 



OiDgtWOthlDgS,— 



.at. Dick whistled wonderfully well, for a hoy 



.ecesaary; as for the whittling,— that U wb> 
Ho had a fine, aharp knife, anil * smooth 






work. I'm only j 



Dick, looking first at Uncle Fred, and then a 
the stick, in a rather puzzled wnj\ 
"That isn't oil jou ace whittling, though,' 



Uncle Fred held up a tooth-pick, with the 

'■ Yon can make prettier things that thie. In 

only think of it, and beliere that you can, and 
then go abend-, and keep at it. Never bonis- 

gry, that mother's johnny cake and ^"^^^ 

1 whittling, and if I were to loll how man; 

"^ttt" jo *woul ' hardly think it possible 
Oe began with spoons, and potatoes a hers 
f and by he tried " ornamental articles, 
b called them, and mado toya for baby, um 

gar-boies, which were given him for the ask 

gl bo took them home, an 

wktrlck for"**." «d then a rustic basket 
,d flowor-aUnd, in which they had plant 
rowing all winter, by the south window of tbi 



ibe debate at Sycamore, that I ' 
y jacket moat thoroughly." 



:ontracted, and my spirit bigoted. But you 






and lastly, I have never lenrned to reply to an 
nt by a compound of lying, vulgarity 



"Ofconr^eyou might," aa id Uncle Fred, 

had only amounted to something." 

" But I enn't make anything," Bald Dick. 



Fred, "and I c 
tint might havo 


only thought of it, said 


Uncle 


™§i|j lfi 5 f- 


'..T I don't .oo »h. 


t iter 


"Vou might 


haTe made a clothca-pi 


This isn't good 


.'"."iho'enTo tA «i 


s 


ss55£ 


h."o .taJi'T.."? 


'third 



You will find prettier ones than tl 



o idea, how pretty they 



anything good, or 



" Well, you can," n<d Undo Fred, so 
fully and encouragingly, that Dick beg 
fcol rlgbt off, u if ho could. "Yon 






of Ilfo which leads to the Grand Lodge above, 






again, to undertake anything , 
although his whittling hutt him I 






bouse, brought out be 



" Never ruind, Freddy; just 
ing little cradle the top will i 
That was certainly a great I 



in, ought to he excused, we think, 



SQUARE AND COMPASS. 



I never joined alodge.tude, by the use of detectives and spies, though 



ited alodge, to my recollection except when whore the regards ■. 
nrged todo so by some of iu members. The last .nothing but their ow 
time I entered a lodge-room is more than t 



pledge you twenty-eight sub; 






if prophecy, and understand all toys! 
harity, I am nothing. And though I 



,oth all things, endmc 



spake as a child, I 


udemood a 


bought as a child : b 








orougb a glass, darkl 


; bnt then f 










l-ailh, hope, charity, IE 


eao three; b 


est of these is charity 




This is the best des 


ription of 


deuce is tho true Stan 


dard by whie 










what selfish affairs th 





a further in Masonry 



doing by inspiring terroroftlio lodge, wo t 












mong them (and they are n 



■■'it ill opinion, and of their knowledge 

ig, and respect for Masonry is qnlh 

and degrade. 

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WHOLE NUMBER 48 



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j tbeir appropriate pint 



Egjpt'' 



"0. ,,!!.,., ell., 






Id, VOtioU. pl.lC, - II. ll.eSe.iptUle-l 
Till. ..-.VII. 7, oiler Hl.ellylorblddil, 

live or the temple, oot jet built, it 






G <* Hera,,, »Te ennotdn! 



"! »"J -I...1I .,bl„,r von." 



perpetu.l high pr.< 
v its prie.ll, m.nlp 



displeasure invariublv overtook 
tl.tv vai.lv ,-uppoaed, but 



igh plflcoB, tin 



aplec 





dlj •me 


ted, b; it. 


* 


it; 


with tt 

. If 
inea of 


f that wo 


nd 

J: 


• JO 


■* V™ 


en to offer 


"0 


W 


g Chrl 






Old 


tbe temple, for lb 








to supplant Christianity 












I thiit E 8 witk 11.,- p,-iiAlti*- *r,d my 

of Masonry. The eff. et upon Uio mind 

rhen, verily thinking thai ho "ought to d 
'breathed out threnlcmngs and elaughtoi 



Tina all HMO] 



sritjo 









■d that Morgan's Illm 












inlty ? Why, plainly, e 



DDlendiaootonlysustaincdbyt; 
-by the obvious consideration tl 
lean aomethmg-and by thoir pr 



) cross, (the twcl 



decided endeavors by tl 



•able 



f po.nti 



by opposing his interest! by derongin, 
Sinew ! by transferring his character 
n wherever he may go !a»d by eiposin, 

rid, but of our illustrious order moro eBpe- 
Jly, during hia whole natural life I" 
Such an oath, surely, need no comment 
ery man will instantly write at the button. 

In the dame spirit, the candidate for the eight 
ith degree (the " Elected Knightaol nine") 
ears as follows: "I do solemnly swe 
i presence of Almighty God. that I w 

-.m Ab.ff, nu t only on the murderer 



eularly and horizontally, and 
r forty-eight hours, that the 






nullif, Hie murderous penal li 
■urpoae) then why reta 



opinion; it would be amoio polltio eollusi 



nd Masonry, got up under the holy 






uv.ally , 



man with a lightness and an indifference (to 






aoi.gs, by Brother I 
a-ons are taught to si 



>m»u directly i, 



eofM*roh22d, con 



Why it consisted in thld | 
and Democracy arc the trl 



»hal tomb was It! Waa it that of an cx-I', 
lent just deceased ? Was it of some Gcorgo 
'eabody, or other great philanthropist ? 



him to vole ng.tin n SI,.,.., 



' hMSlUa Wright, dellrc 



lurtinut (lie iibertv, mid probably u 



luucfl of Ita existence and cftuota will entirely 



upon in tho discus-ion in thoso limes, 
right was Govornor of the Siato of Now 
o 1844, a good man, hut like tho Pope 






lowed him In bright shining 









'" --Jp- < 



sson jingles as emptily i 

ink tho sharp plowshare of God's truth down 
ito the Bunlight every hard boulder of coKiflh 



Dear Fhiivu Ey.iu-.—I herein indo.-i: 



i and Free 



no her, and one back 
{all I had) for ho 
r, so tha: he might 



»lj, wholly, entirely. Wo h 



rcjudices. Let it rely, as the Cr.NOSii 
pon the justice of its cause, upon in 
rinciple, and not upon prejudice, 8la> 



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CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, JUNE 14, 1870. 



The Christian Cynosure. 



iobIj accomplished, it should 



filled with Bhielde of brass. The) 
ger commissio 



and how the fellowship of 















t became of Captain William Morgan. Thi 



at the more light-mi 













thing ol historic 


nme 


nls of tbe umy 


were monc 


poli.ed by 


life and glory of 


cast 


, of unworthy end 


Inferior n 


en to the ■ 












rmj. A body of 


men 


and the dlsgrec 


e of the 




g soldiers." The 


3 


requires secrecy. 






their places aro 


their object he to 


mrmw th 


circle of 


They have no 


lim, BO tb.t not 


only drill 


ns shell n 














bO llRbt, 






e tr 


Of G 








all tb 


ankind wl 


approv 


eon 


mend. 


The 


the 


which is th 


e real, u 


snal 


main 


bject 


is 


rbat the e 


crecy c 


vers 




BDly d 


Bpla 




ear the 




if op 


ycd would 




& diss. 




tion 


as to diag 


ace an 


ru 


















■dulity, to accept the oslem 















some rights, 


jo, and some claims 


npon bl 


ntry. It wa. 


in many instances 


as muc 


act of self-do 


tSSST- 


"L p °« 


re was also n 


ore flory. In Zing 


D.yid' 


d by the atu 


°'».'rVc h o™ b ""i «.ll d 


bo wb 












ned sheet An oat! 
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Inquiry is often made if they can be ha 
7e are obliged to say A'o, except to a limit- 
ilont— have hardly a fllo for ourselves. V 



ply; aud thou as person 



an Religion," by Lux (Rot. 



Whether this work aha 



ilroduce him at a public recep 



lem until our supply fa 



j eaid to be "is there 



a. It can have but one cuic, tbo re-intro 

a general statement ibis is true. But w« 
lk the apoiogy of brother Stovenson foi 

c speciBcally practical. He eaye : " Thcet 
he dark. They arc born of secrecy am 

ption, that threaten! 



iedly, laying mines to blow up free Inst 
>us, as in the conspiraoy leading to tbo r( 



Odd Fellowa to sappers and miners, though 



i ll.-o.i ..I 



On t: 



i point, 



, or the life-long vengeance of a be 
- Who can fail to see that Ma s < 






with him entirely, for wo regard them as in t 

We do not doubt ' that our VlccPresidenl 

great and shrewd politician (for elsew 

>w is ho Vioe President?) Neither do 

doubt his pre-eminence as lander of a ureal a 



ian their pretensions of doing good 
ut when be comes to teach young roe 
ic way of Christian purity and truth, w 
lould lose confidence in him at once. He e, 
lently seeks to confound very important dlt 



be gained by recon 

:vo; nature with art. 
a £h forward honesty 



3 Prince of Darkness to 
leaven ofjiypocri, 



aha 


s, wherev 
nity, are pla 


H:vr: 


duty 


final 


renov-alins 


iglit which h 


e finds 




nd thue real 






end 


he must ab 


stain from bo 


b politi 



dove, as taugbt in 



o Christian teacher 



ice-Preside 


t, Sohuyler Colfax 








ce might well bo 


A^o/the 1 


of the secret socie 


-,,-,- r.L-i.i,- 


t has no other cl 
ehead of another 




ur Hvclv, spirited 






t society o 




City, in 


pposition to their 









■ klDl 



ODD FKLLOWSHII- 









ldp the needy, supply the dest 






The Hon. FernanJo W.»n! 






do hims 


lfobn 


oxious t 


o man 


by h 


pecu 


politic 


Blief; 


nd it Is 


net te 


"taw 


gh hi 


SL 


°I,° 


under I 


tie not! 
-ompli 


rapt w 
nofa 


lervou 



their irregularity, open the door to his toe 

heir vory goodness. False friends andsmoot 
nomlea find in Buch an easy proy. As Storn 

o find, In tbo nearest hedge, sticks for ill 

While Howard I? one or the purest and bos 

mating as a child, and as such, has been am 

rlondshlp, aud {the cloak ot religion, hav 

juantity of wrong, for which. Howard will b 



U UK ST ION 












iligion a mere opinion o 



shake the earth (do tl 






ofaocMtioolotie«-Tirth^ t hon«^ l ^ ll,W 

know which these ministers honor m 



.ado of religion, no ought to h fl 



they bo mode to servo the purposes of religion f 
That Is a question not only for tbeao clore™«.r. 
to answer, but also for us 



work. Those two lads I \ 

r-enly years of ago. Had 
ink, I .night now have bet 



The following paranrnp/i taken : 



"Rarly yoatrr. 
•hiladolph.a, ittt, 
■"K»K»<I '" !'■«(. li 



The reader will perceive that the HOoIoty Is 
avo given the police much (rouble, they must 

ho violation oflaw is not usually done openly 



way that Masonry 'doe*. 


o^'wlMh 


iDg a third porty, a police 


BEE 


rr, will recognize as pcrf 

very often tl.»y oro full o 
alse demonstrations, mono 
genius fables, aud lying r 


oily sIsboiiIc 


.rLrptfya"dI r |lnl l 'in 


lodgo prete 
the concer.il. 












e was decidedly for the 



phemous orgies. Too long, by I 

as it already polluted the sail of 

Too long already has it darkly control! 






CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, JUNE 14, 1870. 



Mwmt ii ■ i f a jaam** 



87 



Correspondence. 






, RtcbUnd C-tunty.) 



prelaw of Grand Fiicsnipmcnt of 



body uf Tim. Monroe, was acknowledged 



OinciuOi.ti.-thouRh t 






did Thurlow Weed acknowledge 



llooroe, end uo 


Md upon tho bod; of Tim. 


pied b, a. 1 


rlboTi.l'uiol" 




JOSIAJ McCLUSKY. 


irg, are tho 


ougbl, organ 


did it. wiywlie 


^nd^dT'.'." "■L'Z 


polled bj ir 


uth.ud right c 



nhering Maaon, 
ngeot nnd borr 



;"«'■ 


ChX 


"a'iupoi'ltoo' 


o Springd.l, 
















atiou. When 










lull, 


■s. 


at part of the wo 


r«i«.;i 


plan 




ok Masons. F 




™lo 


.11, h 


'" "" <"" M 


• '■" °' " ui 


P, 




. or t»o eugges 


oo. 1. tho,. 






I.pti.t Chnroh, .nd ho, 
.eon Masonry and Chr 
at he lores light, and 



"' li'J ' 



""».'» ol H„ ,.id Grhnd Am,', obligations. 















■'■"in, ■., V' " dia "Mthe aborigines of Qjn- 



iscd to 9»j of i&»ehoIderB being Cbri 
night not, possibly, be CbrifltiaiiB ; bu 



a vole in theWe,' as well 

,nts, you bare tho inside tn 

deposited, I salt jou to inaugurate a movement that will 



rely or p^rti.Ulj 



,„• 1,,^-v r.,.-m w,m i.,. pla. 
„ige room, and never ri 






. The pe-plc are .irniigel 
.object. From jour affec 

WILLIAM BANES. 






lelphiansaod their press 



» Templar conduot , 






or th< 


Bnbe.te.ctri 


. and la moat 


etabor- 


"men love darkness rather t 


an light, boca 










their deoda are evil." So 










d pamt- 






bvD. 


R Knight, r 
, and He p 


l:tj;z 




aVe done of them, (b/Maaonj 


71-TltiiiTnh 


paint 


ng iflthe "or 


"Maryland 


beneath 




see " And Je 




"'■ 






declared. " I ..pake openly t 


the world, a 



"In. ,™ 


E, ". T0 " °™ 


ADM 


hkoud, la., April H 
t Ofice order for $ 


R1TCHEY. 


some light 


"3 


:2~: 



tinginihl. husines, 
,t the principles and 



■Hull, deelsed 10 o.rr, en hi. „„,, ,h,„ , b „ 
elpingjou on in ,oor l.borloo, .„d Oodl, on 



he ruins thereof. Yoors, trol,, 

0. G. WEBB. 









Ition onl, strengthens tin 
i forcibly the light. Bu< 



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CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, JUNE 14, 1870. 



FOR YOUNG TOLKS. 



' ifii^fe'wb.™ 


bid purchased an insurance 


5±ss 


•Tl. »>>« "T a ^ ck '" WS QDd B 01 ^ 


Itrs; and I accordir.gly replied 


that the liber- 




iFity of his society irnfl LOt'nea 
liberality of tli* insorincc co 


!o great as the 


Somellmci id; BanVer, snllltnff, esyi, 


Bpany, for Oie 








~WbJ )lv« «o nlgfrartUy anil poor ? 


lodge unite for the purpose 
others, bat themselves. 
Persons join the lodge For th 


purpose of ob- 



IfllC 









outside of the biothprbood in Ohria 
and the church, and this jb anti-Ohris 






Jit/. Bat this 



;s to nothing-. Their liberality it 



t.ut it i> sclfif.lu.es9. Mutt, v, < 





III TO blUfi™ 


"Tta'iiui '"' "*"° 


»nd b.npujbr, ,y 
with Ibc Soriptu 


y in the Temple ; «nd w 
pl„» n jlbM, B .ecr«l];, h 


ler ond happier. 
lie opcnl? and>b 



;k, tho^widow and the orphai 
church, every cOngregaiion id bound 






it their light ehine. Tl 
SaWfcS There met 



) membership la any intuitu, 
th tho facts, and mindful of truth, 



3 "OHiiN-CICcpli.,,,,,!, (, ( 



iot only in pocordanc 
s plofl, Nor does th 






h they then published t 






W. i'. CLARKE. 
technical forme, o 



of any use, 
doingg arc 



ides It? In the Knight Templi 
Man la made of the Christian nil] 
Knights Of the Christian Mark 



oiplain the philosophy of this foot 






lion? Why God and nat 




















1 and freedom 




our arm for the 










growing aversion to the wh 


le ^catalogue o 


tote ono of the terrible abo 


ninalioDS of the 


"laat days." I would like U 


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n tbcyarenot? Ifthej 






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L But' then, it must be popular 
So as tho light of Ohria t poured 






s ol Epb, -i, r>, "One Lord, 









Phelps, you are right a 



ono reigning power, in spite 
s cursing. The curse is just a 
twin brothers — both aim at thi 

ind aro both uliko full of Iho 

a Odd Fellowship, wo can hard] 









•«9, by ' 



That 



i.iyht, I 



I by a me: 



their signs and doings as fully given, 
,t the truth is— when all is told about II 

y no go, till tho temperance orders wo 
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In secret have I said nothing-" — Jesus Christ. 



CHICAGO, TUESDAY JUNE 28, 1870. 







i OnutfTiAS CrirosofL 



EmioEa Daily Standard:— Qesti.(»ks :— It 

, our issue of April Htta, occurs the foUowiiu; 









truth after a cam 



engaged Such ia not [he cusu. That 
filled with a very great viriety of matt 
logupon the secret society question, 



m u dv ]ume 8 bo doubt, (as the* 
olhcbood tell us arc hound.) 

"l i!n' Cvnost'Ht i-sucs no t 






wn B , Odd Follows, nod the like to church mem- 
bership. These aro the Friend Quakers, the 
Reformed Presbyterians, the United Presby- 

ten and the Wesleyan Mcrhodiats. Their ng- 

>iH Association in Illinois recently passed rca 
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ey "ofthedeproc of. i.-ol intlioSu, 

ourt," and "vested wilt, powers and at 

„d his f„,a sul,,,,,,,, .,,11,," and thai » t, 
cases attending He duties hereby im 
Til he paid out or tho (State) troni 
Cere Governor Clinton, Lieutenant Gov 
itcher and the State Legislature either 

ad tranquility of tho State ? 

urajodkial or Maeonic oaths. Oo the t 



they left the 


Hun 






y every 1 


dgc 


n Article I 
netitution of 
\*o title of n 


Sec. 


.h 




pu 3 of 
anted by 


the 


nple despotic 


Gene 


0„ 


orshipl 


I, Sover 
Is rcno 


£ 



J the Constitution of tho United Stati 
The Constitution of the Unites States in J 



ic right i.fs (.peed., and public irinl." 
Tho States of Hhode Island, Mosanchui 
otf York and Vermont found upon e*ar, 



ore a " Gre 
oe'nt Shall Li 



.r Pomeroy of Kansas 
I President Fairchild of 



eicept secret society rx 



night Templar*, thirty strong more . 
■ eked hut ; then tho Grand Army of t 



:ed by bud means. They who 









ly the show given us by the circus is not 
It would have been equally proper for the , 



cipled ^attack upon the 









i of how 

"No, I guea; 



illy that be left m; 






Wtf4^*"^v^^rt> k$ 



roi.dily passed ( 



night ami slept but 



.ugh to be beard by 









Highly, especially 
■an might have 



bout the first of October, I 



recently been emptie 
9 Maaona that in 



n-I want no hefp-I , 



co per halo 



I'l.llv <'! 111. I. hv ».. .\. >!!,£■ 



I \ST\ MASllS. 



HUM ChrUtia* Oynw 
Mr, Kcwell Calender p 
ould secure twenty flight , 



.me dungeons; deprived of nil comtntmica- 

mded; their properly confiscated ; and all 

Minor, no ono know how.jtho merciless alton- 
>u of the holy Inquisition. Yes, an inslltu- 



. other respects: It lias a method of trying 

irsecuthrjrtheni in i^i, that, In some ro- 

>toU aro „ ing rusond doylllsb im those 

aotlsod by tho Inquisition. Tho process of 












UiM'ctitly hi I tin' ;.riiu'ip!,l 



my petition lo tho lodge, II 
to take If up." Tho Mason 
Jily and at once, and seemed 

.ro-peet. and in the pleamre 
r-wym, would j,.ln us-I just 






d order. Tho lodges h 



■uaGliliwrv of the lodge meat* this dial- 
culty exactly, uh if It wore designed fur tho 






al against their 

word of polItlOB- 






o their own level, by lilnt-k- 



jBckhitiug, In whioh 



Why should not the 

;aslowost-Tolvoanda 
reason why HMonlo I 



ielaon B. Sisson v 
cnod with prayer by 



following resolutions were reported an 
unanimously adopted: 

JUtolved, That in the opinion oftbn meeting 









unt in it as Ihey are in worshiping nt tin? 
ndcr tho ministrations of a Masonic 






nrruptcd ths religion of tbo Unite J States; 



. Bible, which bo usually oarrled about 
hlra, a hundred and twenty times over. 
t Cotton read the whole Biblo through 



90 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, JUNE 28, 1870- 



The Christian Cynosure. 



CHICAGO, TUESDAY . 






one place. Philadelphia Is acces; 
7 there can lay its hand on the t 



and spoke effectively. Hon. D. Parii 






tiOM for lecturers are already on hand. 

Our Corresponding Secretary, Rev. I. A. 
Hart, made a lengthy Report which, instead of 
meeting tho ordinary late of " Reports," iu 

applauded frequently and approved universally. 



The Glory of the Church of the United 



•eotly willing to go hack 









The question of making the Craoa 
weekly instead of a fortnightly paper, m 



mge will probably be made the p 
it id, can be put up to 10,000, t-oothi 
•. Our lecturers thla year (If wo can got 

J. BI.ANCHARD. 



. our Pittsburgh Convention 
vigor, and youthful appearance 



?sulL Similar action, softened, was taken by 

BtMhtWM 0/ 0» First Cwp-tgativwl Ckur. 
f Obtrlin. 
Believing that "Secret Societies," u jx 

uencein the community; and especially r 



rthermore in accordance with tl 

I, That in receiving members, if ai 






Church in Cincinnati, on the ov 









Why do we th 
cisely tho woi 

adapted- just 



actually present. Sickles who shot Key, 



r Mo.Farlaud who shot Richardson was not 

lasoti or an Odd-follow we shall be disappointed 

What is needed in these cases is th 

re could apply the inductive philosophy am 


















on of the rights of the Colonics by t 






roll, of guerrilla infamy, wil 
foiled States uniform, called 
o-do farm house some forty n 









irsolf under no loss penalty tl 



!o help you God, and keep you steadfast t< 



k the city and reduce it to ashes. N 
f hat ihaUl do ? My father, a.ud my br< 






united Presbyterian General Assembly in Phils 



the wrongfulness of, 
wledgcment that 



How can they in the light i 






ng by the Prohi 






hut the Right Worthy 












rs to come, will not our order blush to 






recitations; one, " The Bells," by 



probably meet in California; if so, wo shall V 
present as a representative, eligible 
ght Worthy Grand Vice Templarship, 



i «U or eight ballots 












Shaw's Garden," and go over that and th 
Fair Grounds," and about forty oarriage 

-boat in St. Louis, wore chartered for tho pui 
one ;" and after " this delicious feast of flo» 

rand reception— a reception speech and r. 

bout the " Coion of Kansas and the District ( 
Columbia ;" and then wo repaired to tho Phi 

tho rest, "The Right Worty Grand 

akenness," and our young men by thou- 
away from tho very object of Its e*is- 



tify the body; » WI< 






,■ KlL-lit WorMuM,™,.,, N„|, n(l 



"or It, that not only eight, but eighty ball U Hin M 



Jinohvl, That the time has oomo fa 


. unit 


'\U*tZ'ul r ^Hll\u- r!!!u.*Xn!"nl\ „! 


tz 


MMF,, „[.„,,:.,. „.,r [:<,,!. .„„l ..iMTTIn 

gri'iH ..lltic Redeemer's kingdom thr 


iS2 


The above Resolution was adopted 


k* 


llioir laii> nun 'line in Aurora, with one 


ilsseol 


xi..B„^5.*rU.oOro. 




[In.orl.db, requestor ■> In. 
OUH, Obcrlin, Ohio.) 


J,.«. 



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. Hart, and a power 



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option 



supreme body of Good Templar, 



ccn to b. graspio 


g after all the fruits and ma- 


tell u. bo. m 


iny.and^endlus.t-o'oenls 


ori.loroldtemp 


ranee ctTorts for it. oira.,1. 


lainirfhir 


ntil our supply is cxa-Stcd, 












influence and power— is sp- 






ropnatiug to llee 


f tho great names of Grand. 


Supply. 




lid Right, and W 


rtb,, etc., piling them up to 


W To in 


y one who is too poor to 














b, spresdlng 


he light and logic they cen 


No. the St 




I. will send 


ronrtam tracts i on receip^ 


oogb. Tb.yare 


pretty good philosophers— 


distribution o 


tracts is exhausted*. 


" common sens 


at least; and the, looked 


Wo hope o 


r friends will not permit 


gbt through the 


o Its ,e J »or«in W T,r«n° 


Tninulio 




oodl.npl.tiu>, 


us old man in E.istern Codoc 



Single copy (bound in medui 



f$~ Wo freiincntly r 



and »clcomo tie bod, according!,. And whil. 



out, irhoso earl, edue.tioo was neglected. W 
put out a sign announoing, " Coin out »!»• 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, JUNE 28, 1870. 



Correspondence. 



if mine, a Royal Arch Mason, turn. 
Jf Ins house because 1 said, " Oai 
i thy brother Abel? the voice of thy 



y of judgment." I* 



isonn, but got no reply. Vorraor 
.emedbenielf from the power ( 
.litieilly and morally, olid the lodf 



Ifellowsbip; it . 
■.out eighteen o 



to an Odd Fellow recently 

io for itself. Said he,"] 
it is, but I kno* it helps 



;an only he puritied by I 









: spiritually. And is 
h.., 1K ht in V, 






Nbw (Jaboen, Ind., 



Vt,, the editor *m 



> children of light-' 1 Sec 
•ngih to blot out from 



e Co. Mich., and for the . 



LncurreLP, Mich., May 3, 1870. 



^iJ J d ° Wn .' nolilioal| y and morally. I at- 

""Hny wi 






*.iC!J; KlIB 






wMWadlU to tho world. A brothe. 



u.i.cUm-ih. Imsgono onto t 



Editor Chrutian Cyni 



founded at York, K:,J.M 



"° 


"*" 


on.bj 


r« 


House. F 


Then 


5: 


s 


°? 






£' 





dto tbf ibm 


of 


sand 


1 this cbro 


OLDFIELD- 


tk> 


Masc 


'■'^l''.' 1 



» OSAlim CSn»ni 

,t I can .ocon.pl 1.1 



'ellow, ana Good Templar, and has re 
ad tuom all ■ and fat darca pot take go 



■«<lj for good objacw. 



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Ilmia.li, Now Garden, Indiana. Tre 
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Hr Ke*-,'l 









of June. The Secrc 
dlnss. Tl.« Con.entio 



the town ofO in 


owe there wa* a Ma 


aontc funeral. The ma 




a Mason, was an infidel 


tud the majority o 








drunken, profane men 


and yet the Bible was 






c fact that one who«e 








Bible. Now are no 


ouch things the highest 






D. MURDOCH. 


»««TO«ar 


A Neeeully 


Boci.no 


S Marshall Co,, Ind. 


Kdiior Ohriitidn Oj/netim 






SOW. Hero is the pay 












eiplea therein taught. 


Then wo eend 11 out lo t 


ur netghbora, and no 



3 .nber that lie most do this, only by 
tie. Yon wish to mould the temper 

ana nro to ho repressed and diflciplin- 

reeiions, the sympathy, and the I en- 

jelings must, then, be under aheolule 
, and the child muBt never feel that 
;r has forgotten to be gentle. Let us 
ussagc from tho beautiful pen of lien- 



temperance 


.,,„! r...,r 


11,.. «„r 








tho Ko.oln- 


to 11,..,,,. 


,, .,.,-..,, 


"}Wb 


' 




jr, ': rh '' '"■ 


I.I.I, 


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among Ibe topmost boughs of the heart, ai 
filling the whole air with such joy and gladot 

sessions in the future, which wo call " some- 
time." Beautiful flowers and singing birds arc 

our e'irs hear the other. But, oh, reader, be 
of good cheer, for all the good there ia a golden 

the eternal hills. Standing oa thy spi 



«auty i 






je office of Bishop, or into a good sals 



j tie following answer: " 
■re the same divinities, ' 

renec nnd,adore one God, 



Sieol.h, Appro 


ache*. 


The child is marked by it 
j shows all the traiu of J 


t prominent f 


ons of Jesuitism ia its co 
leallby efforts to increase, 
end its power and inauence 


But Masonry 
liitisni. While 



ncinles are c illy umu 



by Congress, a thoroughly organ 
msible body, ramifyiug thi 



locks of tho murder 



mother, Jesuitism itself. The germs of Masor 



Templars, it invade-, oven the sanctity of til 
plicity, by inculcating sly, secret, and uc 

ftbosly artsorMartonry. Tho slime of tb 
srpont's trail has been plainly opposed upo 
;,e sacred monuments of rijmoulh and Bnnke 
[ill; it hoe beec seen glistening in the sur. 
ght of popular display, at the solemn woefc 

raced even upon tho tloora of our Nation* 
Capitol. It is time that all who nre eoncerne 



at ittouches. Our once free, grand, independ 
t nation; from being manly, open, sincere 






1 for the creation of 



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.iJl.Uen he hoard olt 



ncd the helplessly foolish id< 
laker ol the Universe, could I 



Tl„- L T.- nl (,.„!,, I [!,.-■ re. 



expected by so 



lingly to i 

[.tilJN-.l |, 



purity, without ll 
only w.tb the indL 
tagcs-willingly 



lug, astrology, prognos 



ion, he might read the late of mighty Ron 



lent pulilkiiiii L''...|.ii,^ aft.T 



of their attitude, it Is in vain for them to quil 
bio, shuffle, mystify, and surround tbemselv* 

men ; and talk plainly, and fairly, and 

.ON THE SQUARE. 



idly. The Ctnosure has already gi 
'idencea that the folds of the i 
Dg rapidly aroundthe I, locoouie 






they are there. 






r by an unprincipled, 
lined by the 



f chartering tho " Maso 






j replied, " It is alt siiu, i 



; plateau, and in near nclgb- 

tc a sightly edifice, e> 
or Masonic temples;. 
Hher it migbl not have been 



imple minded, imMuipcelnig people, s 

hemselyw as desirable from this plan. The 
plan would evidently have nothing to di 



ict, the Odd Fellows and Masons might 
alls in the upper story (they ought 
bovc church and State, of course) ,and thus 
luir corner-stones might be laid at one and the 
,rne time, viz.: One by the Muspna, one by 
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people, would enable Masonry to secure 

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ve coming to? They aro bound by i 



placed above that of the civil authority an 
the laws of States for tho reason that the Mi 

t . revved tho whole of tho socrels - 

ry. Yours in bonds of brotherly all* 

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WHOLE NUMBER 50. 



The Christian Cynosure. 






•he following from tbo Lutheran A'toorford 
rorthy of all acceptation. Worthy of tb> 






ik'h have eihibitcd a lsck 

e claims of the Ohnrch. Chi 
mmo are banning to see tt 



kingdom of light, and disput. 
rery step. If truth and right 



a of the peace and 
This can be done only 



•tinii as they flourish. The; 



tor of Christianity. 



Church uotwUbs 



T W it remains evil, notwithstanding lh< 

"'lain; for a princlplo or act Is not 

ri 6«t by our thioking it is right. Men r. 



principles and pract: 
ristianity and dangei 






word of Qod, they v 












P"«>pl 


and pra 


tice may be a 


lucstion with 


We make the abovo cxtroc 


from a Journal 








n with those 






who are 


taught o 


Ood that it i 


right to ei- 


Masonry ; and we make it for 


the purpose of 




■■ ,ul,j,ci 






















of tl.o m 










e style of com 


the qucs 








uicnt, precisely, ia spplioab 




inuicatic 


□ that th 


cy are right, 


or that they 


This Masonic editor advocate 


tbo inlorposi- 














ngat. ■ 




have satislac 




but would object, as a good Ma 
















My do n 


«U. 


rally those wh 


JS^XE 


aitlona practised by the lodge. 


illTZ'Z 



nonoy if. taken from men in eccrel, mid. 
.rctonces, as la done by Masonry, tl 
.ught to interiere to stop it. And 



Tbo Church would save tbem 'inspection of tno Mason io Lodges? 






The enmity of -the Masonlo Lodge 



The objection agai 



irfeot integrity, t 












uarous and blood-stained faction; 
engine of treachery, tyranny, and 






edemption of their 



l,U>r Christian Cynoiun 



;ndlbave been fighting the beast (Masonry 

.0 pla'ceon record a brief warning, especially 
o the young men of our land, against tbo in- 
ildious but destructive foe, Masonry. They 
ire greatly exposed to its intlucnoe, itsd^cep- 

olcnmly, in view ol all your dearest interests 

.mess and your glory, I would say, shun as you 

lR bt not to enter into the Masonic Aasocia- 

ink it your duty to Qod, and your country! 

right or wroc'g." 2. You thereby sacrifice 
,ur personal dignity, your self-respect and 

rongth. 3d. You run the risk, and a very 

enta " and festivals are .with wine and liquor 
,oreby plunged into drunkenness and ruin. 



ot tlie HiL.lt 









ountry violated and trample 
mght onspirators-lhchall 
ich ought to constitute _tb 

■crted-our courW ofjuatle 



ralj« 






•e Methodist, of Roobesl 



which he clearly does ; bu 






objects. It here follow. 



tho light, (exposure,) I 






elently known, no that an explanation in thl 

" In the distance, at the ond of a tpaoiou 
urt, covered with marble, stands a Temple 
>red to the Ma*onlo mysteries. On tho parti 
, at tho top of the temple, are throe statues 
presenting three distinguishing characters it 
the MiiMHiic annals." 






orido at her feet. By this 
to govern and bridlo out 

body, and dignity of ho 












Oililt'i'llowfiliip, Mh'.v nmili] probably never 



ier member of * secret society. By the, 
utions, it would appear that there Is n 
r of Knighthood in tho Republican Slat 



rallontlj (ought the good fight of 



raph that speaks of tho " floly Volume, 1 

Holy Volume ia an emblem of the glorion, 

gion. Virtue, and' Morality." It seems thai 
.ia institution claims for Its foundation the 
Uoly Volumo," or Bible. But dooa thi. 

ie Lor J Jesus Christ, lot him bo Auutlicms 
inranalha," i. c, bo accursed. I ask, Can one 
iya tbo Lord Jesus Christ and deny him at 
icsamo time? Tl,e answer is obvioua, Thi. 

L-rf.lig the S.nplur,.*. Tin' folknvin,; ,,,,0-U 



left out, and tho passage iri olher-wino luutil 



I will conclude by adding a few words fr 
the "Holy Volume." "If any man sh^ll . 



rand Lodg.' on High, we acknowledge wil 
fib"*** °and wc bow submissively to Hifl wil 

There is no evidence in the resolutions thi 

„ passed "''from the subordinate lodge on earl 
, the Grand Lodge on High," in virtue of b 






tho Christian religion, both f 



ih&m which baa been imposed upon them in 



mor on prepared for Knightly 
ido in tliolr plnco, tho miserable 



lp id knavery does very well for 
UroatS.lt Luko; but wo hliould 
.oily unsuitable for the enlighten 



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The 


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ULV 12, 1870. 


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■ nation, we are fully cosine. 



ded »s with « place of 

Rev. R. A. McAyealle, of loot, w; 
by vote of the Convention, to i 



l'refiJi'nt Ulanchnrd oiTi 



iday morning,; June, 10. ; The i 



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tubers of this body, to carry into effect the 
aeures of this Association. 

icled to appeal to the community at Urge 
lecturers, through our paper, and by per 

operations and efforts ordered by this body 

1-obbrb. The report was accepted, and pen 
g its adoption, the Association took recess 

LI ^ P. M. the Association again camo to 
her ; Rev. H. H. George in the chair. Tbt 
eting was opened by devotional exercises 
in prayer by Rev. R. A. McAyealle. Tbt 

Professor ,1. R. W. Sloano, of Alleghany C;l; 
now addressed the meeting upon Masonry, a 



Dtty, be invited to ad- 



IcAyeaUo, 1 
ion.'the Association deeld 



George of 0., were elected Vic 



Letters were read by tl 



Hart, and Bishop Edw: 



giving elrotic "»f™?" "H^^^^ 

r,t. — „(-! ,:'.,-, r r-TO.-l us follows: 



Rev. John Levington; Rev Joseph 



right; Rev. D. S. Little: 



lent in the chair. Opened with singing and 



on. N, Y. ; L. N, Straiten, Mexico, X Y 
Agnew, of Uo, and referred to' Cor 



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tei.reoro. in all, 

Mr. Henry Kumler, (during the ye. 



vNostRB should,' be issued fortnightly, 
The Committee on Church Discipline ma 
?d discussion, was adopted as follows: 



or of Divine Revelation. 

. They are, (especially tho oath-bound 



rtud il-cir i-eremoLicj from the world, . 
jut «»d. 
i. They generally ignore the Christ 



4th. Their prayers are . 
nown God," without any 
hrist, or redemption, , 






d unanimously : 
lu cu singing only's 



uth and rigbteousnee 






lice of Egypt filled the bread troughs i 















. j L.vingtoMbopes to pay): : . :: 

G. J. Payne, CinoGrOvoiCalliaCo 



huM. Round (Paid).. 

Mr \Vu-u!,Sl.lk'»V 1 !'„,il. 



'clock, upon the evils of 






>d by virtue ol this fact, we must pay 
■ Spain, 



tly ones who will fight for this secret s 
ation, are men like H. G. Reynolds of 
Kite, who live on it, and others who net 

What Is wanted, is an advance along the 
hole line. Tho voters of America, tnu 
lit their rights, or lick tho boots of an 



those oaths, wou 



rashly and unwittingly In the form i 






r art, except tho art of humbugging, that U I 



xample of the Homeopathic Collej 
log self-respect and consistency wi 



o utterly and basely a. 



Whipping them in. The Traxx 






iout thirty thousand dollars, we hopo the 
rand Lodge officers will be able to pi 



ill short of the twenty dollar* this J 



(•flight move in this mutter 






furiiitur* was purchased, and tmployr. 
found for allclw* of the «mmtmf/y/ A 



Wc would be glad to have the editor or th 
come before the people, and argue this que: 

He is living on the earnings of poor mei 
and he should come out and defend their inet 

Not only .hould he do this, but he mw, 

tows, and will not consent to pay blindly ii 

There are plenty of men who will In i 
Christian way, discuss the subject without an; 

anything but touch off little squibs ii 
Trowtl, ho should resign, and let some re 



r Its principles, took pL. 















. Mason, would help 1 



rise him to bring suit against 
lodge for obtaining money an 



engaged in, can be successfully 



very step taken,— should be pnii-cj for 

lould bo always acknowledged. 

e do thus honor Him, the mum of trm 



dily recoivo the roward of tl 



which shall lead ■■ 



t 

f.ft Sir Knight at Sandusky, 
guide in tho walk of lire, 

will not uphold anybody ir 

his entertainment, the Si, 
i ball. Commend us to thli 



mplish anything. Ther 



The work presses, 

rganized by October 
fcrm a lodge, collect 
ttople. Don't be slow 



Enoch Honeywell, of New York, end 



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', Independence, etc etc , u , lln 
. of Christ, or Christianity, 0rl L 






W. Wood, of Kilbourn City. 

Kcoh-ot, That M.hoiik- i.nthBSiid noaslli H 

era were limited to three minutes each, ih, 
resolution was laid On tho table by n very it. 
cidod nn.jority." 

ror. Wo tiro not surprised that suuli a rota 



. IllaridiiinJ, on the "iilijeet of l'Voeiiiasoi. 
asmuch as tho pamphlet do.es not oonta 
word from Mr, Uliuiehard, Mr. D*lloy is i 

ace the pamphlet has four or llvo dlsllti 
falsehoods on its title page, he Ih request 
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Correspondence. 


recollection ot all tho circumstances which 
came to light connected with theawful fate ol 


2' h ^JL**2\lT£Z\tetZ"' 


™,ba,MnrmoVe'^.°.;^-.f , ,.."f 


Mwarr. 


JSiHSTLTTES 


Power with God and with Men 


'^^7c7 P ,.l„ Ariel JlurJoeU 


being associated mystically with men who have 


orthem'atT^'xl 0T . B ^. -.*?.. T 1 "^? 1 Pomi 


olutlons, he honestly and conscientiously be 


A*HSoTrtfa hSS^iSZ^M it 


"""■ 




W ,„<7toV.-»C^»^^ ^^ ^^ 


and fanaticism, if not by diabolical malice, to 


support those laws, a I can 'indeed easily ac 
conn, for the murder nfynnr fnthe, b, some 


*r^ 


this place. " 


Aurora Christian 


CHRISTIAN BAPTISM 


" kl B r . M JoS°'to»«Tp.rtliilinifJolh"! 


LTS h°.' P . ".""will »."..£"■" HSit".'; 


m ro, the' concealment of the crime,' when I 


^dm kiJ^i£>^ B ri» ^^d^i^t 


Theeuhject of Freemasonry f 3 one that is at 


CONVENTION. 


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,„o, .nd g''« >°» "°"° J"""""' °' 'J" "'"")*' 


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odicors of every description, who n,e sworn 


' Ai Oh™itlm^ t wJ°mrat give him the benefi 


est anJ serious invcstigaiion. Thatwhich U done 







^?*Jri«™r^r,to.»» son.. I.cRnjt.'. T. 


interesting, not only to the surviving connec- 
tion, and Iriendaof you, unfortunate and lament 


Masons- swnm to conceal the crimes of their 


do h nora P pr L ove S of CsTou^any Z'e'L 


the house top, and an Freemnsonry ia n stupen- 


Oonalnluc .a~-chr. .IB-U U^l. Pro.ld>n. J 


Light on Masonry & Odd- 




humanity, in the United Slate. ; for I solemnly 


.zi. E£Hr zz ES.3 


mast take back the cltargo of worldly policy 


ence depends upon guarding thc^e with a ical 


ra °"""'",„ , l ;^;T;,:'M,iV"»"""°°° , ™* 


Fellowship, 


\n.ica ««* and I '"• 8"« M" ">"«'■ 
Yours, 
J. H. COLEMAN. 

SS,.,,*"""*™- 


timely exit from life and nil its endearment.., 


out b, the roots, and their h'ndies buried in the 
ocean I Bui the great wooder is. after indis- 

cieeily eubiumiug to It, il.ul a single man, pu.- 
scssed of common seose and common integrity. 


Nothing now of late, in tho progress of th 
war. May Ood give triumph to truth an 
right. GEORGE THOMPSON, 


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Going along Madlan'n street, among the .... 


Iro^'funec'e" wrj 'nf Ihey 'are "doS.S 


SS^aueStrcCCtUCAflO. 


„.,Un0.e..on„,, ( ,d,„,, WKu>!( 


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AN 

Inquiry into Tree-Masonry, 


FC eesice Vou mentioned one in the County 






By Elder J. 6. Stearns 


T j Albany, and """ of RemoelaL-rville, by the 


Did your lather shortly before ho was 








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Seventh Bilition, price 60 cents. 


° a me of Murdock, that wun murdered some 
efihueo or twenty years ago. The said ex- 


"ceTj'ofT"' ,°od h ge,""rt tdid'S "vial 


ound to not fully up to it, in this enlightened 


right hand wall, near tho door, hangs a char 
Iron, Sbcrer of Cincinnati, which is well worth 


-^-^!£f£^ 


tlicClturcli and llio Safety of llto Stote. 


Letters on Dlasonry, price in 
paper covers, 30 cents. 




hem to others 1 Immediately nfter the rove- 






but Ita practical workings, are to corrupt and 






11a ioZ^hw to your truly useful paper. 


Lodge, culled to deliberate on important hu.l 


Morgan Of Batavia. and of yoer lamented fa- 
ber at Kcnaselaerville. That there were 


In the upper left hand corner, Is an atu 


damoraliito socioty. There ore thousands ol 


I' ?n. 8 h,",n'.t° n".f SeSS>. 


;t J.X ","i'",; , . l .'\" t :'l "is':,' \'il""'ii\:xv} 


find nothing further on the Blibject till the 7th. 




about one thousand, of tho original conspir- 










"f (be preeent month, when you barely men- 
Honed the murder of Captain Ariel Murdook, 


was L^l'did .n"«n.o° e or' ulX'nD.cono 


ator, in the case of Morgan, is clear from tbe 


: ^^IZ11ZIZ 


E^SiSrS 




National Sunday School Army, 


r -la"er He was a Mason, and iu the month of 


..he,' p".u,t,d°out' i b ".inson's r"' Afto,".*.. 




men, with wings, standing on It. At each aide 


rests. These disclosed, and Masonry ceases to 
a tract. Thoroforo thoy are guarded 


EZRA A. COOK, 


COMMISSIONS. 


October, 1803, «ie was found dead in the woods, 


ound, did any Mason or Masons, give out that 


i.hed the book called '■Jachinaod Boas" in 


stands a half man and hair K oat, naked like the 


with such Argus eyes. Fo- publishing these. 


88 La Salic Street, Cluoago. 


A System of ltcirimls tor .Sunday Schools, 


" h b r„;H^E3£3 d E 


eve.ie'd to hu'.ift.'T.d driven"™''.', tt! 


where he then resided. About a week after ii 
came oot, that Mr. Smith was missing The 


others, with wings. Below tho whole, is n 
orown.nturban.abreast-plate.a tiara, etc. 


sometimes hoard to say, "served him right," 


— , 


Ai-provi'd by tho Best Stuidiiy 
School Men. 


'nude md jou are in possession of any facts 


body found in a natural posture with his buck 


Masons gave nut that he had ab.coodcd, aud 


taught by these Mtnonio emblem,; but to an 


fast losing its hold on the minds of the honest 


Light on Free Masonry, 


TT 


".-Deo'tinfi his death, you will confer a groat 


„arka on the ground, and on some bn.h o, 


nr suspected thn contrary, the whole matter 


outsider, they very muoh resemble tho orna 


er and better part of mankind. But the 


|DY KLlllln D. HGrtNARD, 


!„■ rf'vi.'ril,.,! „',*,■„ nl in « In' U..-ir ilrvkn .it „ 


'Ivor l.v communicating the same to me. and 


Wakes near the t,ee and the dead body, a. 


vae speedly dropped, and thought no mure of. 








smnll cxpunxo; nt the Haino limo ihoy cr.-ulo 


mv aged mother who resides with mo. "If you 


aota quantity nl blood on the spot where the 


Vow however, since Morgan's palpable mur- 




that « wllT ufbwr Ifal ligh"" " C ° nUpt ' ' f 


Odd'-sWchlp, h, . ..rnnc ot tb, crah. 


nn lui.Ttfiit In dio wnrk which noror tliit-n If 


^ Wi plell^r»t^aL«i^ B W h!ch 


thilr.i^oTdTve'ttCul'neTrtrwe 


Hope is the'sweetest friend that o«r kept . 


will ho gratefully received. If any further 


oife with which he had apparently been kill 


published Jacbiu and Boas ; for they say, on 


rnUBt love; ir we would have strong muscles 


ouaneas 8 oftbe wwr^ill' the miser lei of °oni 


,\ dircoant eta. u.n coot ,ni,..,. nr, n. .n,.i. ^ 


All Pupil- arc reckoned as privates until 


communication on my part 18 required It shall 


ight, nr left handed man? Was the knife 


ooking hack aod rejecting oo ihe ease, that 
here was on reasoo for his absconding, us he 


we must labor. 


pilgrimage. 


Toloaeon. ennce. Daytoo. Ohio. 


l oy iivcBim^proinoliii^ 


Yours with respect, 

KLIPHALKT MURDOCH. 


which wls foond In his hand his own property 


"ZlT H^ZiwVr" "n b7.'!dT.,n'°.. 


ROLL OF DELEGATES 




They are p.mnol<>il ah floor, as they have per- 
formed any HervieeiLirollo—: 


iST* """" *" """""' "' "' 


orily for its being foond in the lifeless hand ol 


I0™t''«»'w» •' C—'iml,™ beM bctl.cn 


ATTEN-D.SG THE ANNUAL MEETING OF 


Ezra A. Cook & Co., 


Tor hrlriRl.if- In 1 aolinlnr, a Corporal ; S 
aoholnn.. a Sergoanl; 10 neliolnrx, .. Second 




your lather . Waa he not, .he day before he 




. THE NATIONAL CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION, 


■/'I'^-lii'X'rH,',, 't'api'lhK Ui" Jhf.h.w.'ii Ml."."ri 


j^^«i;w™™yd^»Sto 


JW "'u'U'M 'and 'r e r. h tio,r,r.."a."m"' 


io?of book "ZZt i„yT'°c*d)'"om 


Opposed to Secret Societies, at Cincinnati : 


88 1.A S.v.i.E St., Cimoaoo, 


i. Colonel ; "■'' HclmlurH, Urigadior Ooneral. 


['to^l»d™rb°.'rt?/'b«n °',u"dcro*d"b'j 


period of bis life.! Though I have taken 
he liberty of putting these questions to you 
dmdually, yet I expect you, answer will 
uutain all that your mother can recollect, a. 
ou might at the time alluded to, have beeu 


,",0 °,.«,po.itio'n hud previously beeu made 
England, .her. the hnok ongio.led, and 

trecls of Loudon, with his throat cut from ear 


With Denomination, and Place of Residence, 


BOOK SELLERS, 

PUBLISHERS, 


Hte fine l.1tho R mph«. tdoW brtdw Major. In 


Frccma»oos. ja^ Mqtt iir,ted wifli Dr. Slur- 


Mo...... Ol.orcU. 


Body. ■*•"•' oiii.c. 


or.!. "ilK-' rurmV-adH'tla l.'.llUV with a xllghl 


dock, jour fulher's brother. The statement 




united Bcethru, 


Wayue Co., Association 


Dublin, lad. 


chaHgo, (leaving out the Company) In llioao 


""Hi Lid thru Ike brother of Dr. Mordoek, 


llection of the facts which then camo to light 


which, by his Masonic oaths, he had subjeo- 


■^C.B.p'uddocl, 


rjn^e te Brefhren, 


MUm'ciai rCUit ' 


Liberty, Indian n! 


JOB PRINTERS, 


^ Thla certlflca that. ^'"'^Jf"™"^; 


[meaning cour father) waa a worthy, industri- 
ous man, not givru to liquor, or uissipa.iou of 




.^"i'-ifS^ 


p'nihTc^r'pnn'ter', 


Oongreg«io^l, 




Eldorado, Ohio. 
Chicago, Illinois. 


LITHOGRAPHERS. 


appointed of Company. ■ . .of the Rogl- 


be returned late at night from the lodge, 
being a I'reeoa.on) in rather ,.«,, mood. 


uspicion that there bad been loul play, as he 




TfiH? 


Free Method'iat 




s35'" 


Manufacturing Stationers. 


S.,..Ti.ilii.B in lU<- ..Tvirc of It,.- Null. Sun. 

, ay ..day'°nl'. .' On- TIumih^imJ l^lit llm.dr-.l 


.rife, certain wt.li ot'the lodge; that Mrs- 


nwer to develnpe the truth, not only in thia 


'reuc'ly''io»ards°he !! fuiu'r°o. ' We have many a 


E^?S..rd, 


Op^ffll!"' 




Wheat on, Illinois. 


Paper, Envelopes, 


&^"m^^\\**!RS$8£ 


Hurduck immediate!, d.eelo.ed ..hat he hnd 




















uk I ans prepared In go through evil or 


oubl, wisely ordered by Divine Providence 


"° J A jS!'' 


United Bratbran, 


independent. 


{WftiS?' 


BUNK BOOKS, STATIONERY, 


fleo'/. Supt. 

And when lilted out would read, e, g., thua : 


OoKquentl; it became generally talked or 


re they who pass through the ordeal triumph- 


°» A.Tpo,"' 1 ' 


Baptist, 


Free Will Society, 


Montrose' r^' 




lining recniifcd '^n Srhi.lt.ru lor the Ni-w Kng' 


a ehort time altcvards, Oupta.n llurdock ... 


loo, and ever, ill that the opposite parly can 


nlly, with tho approb.linn of their own coo- 


" J ' DuT"'' 






Now York. 
New Tork City. 




.d'caplah. !.i .lli'i.iii'.v A,' ol" tho Y\tM Rcgl- 


ireom.taoce., and generallj rceuoclod and 


i?!^.^ 


oce nt .bat higher aod more petfee. tribunal 


^^ 






Brooklvn, N. Y. 
Perry, "Now York, 


BpCalattenLoealdto 


-icntoftlioCliicoKo llH,;ad.-. MHlmdint Di>'i- 


35.* «^'nb»°' '.1' TTJI'toT'T, 


nd have since repenlod nf their lolly, though 


r-lo.se present m, cemplilueut. and good 
»i.bes to your worthy mother, and accept 


« W P G U Moonhead, 


Uuited Pros., 


Church Pw. 


Clokoy, Pa.' 
Thompsnnville, Pa. 
Xenia, Ohio. 


Job Printing, Lithographing, 


rbouund Eight Hundred ami Boron t*. and Hhe 


"wZ"™L^*uZZmIZ!ZZZ 


11 euch, however, owejt to thetmeliei tUW.il 


hem also for yourself. 
E. MURDOCK. S. SOUTUW1CK. 
The reply of Mr. Mordoek (son of the mao 


I.!-v'. 'tu.'il Cross,'" 


vs&sr 


ObTrUn AuooUtlon, 


Aurora, Illinois. 


BLANK BOOKS. 


Given at Chicago this N ' lv '''p''H ^, ' r ' th ' gj",' 




or they mu.I be aware by this time that it is 


nurd.red) to the above loM> of Mr. Sonlh. 


11 Vv J. It \V, Sloane, 


Ref. PresbyterUn, 




Alleghany, Pn. 










" R. A. MoAyeallc, 


















W. H. Bonner, 












£.nZ °i. " iiic°J°'Ey""I p c»'E 


°H£^£'■ r h?Eh?E^. , £ , . c 'o o, . o ,. 


dftTrs of our"Kntmoaf'papers now, as was this 


Rev. W. II, Wilson, 


Ref.IrcBbytenan, 


General Svnod, 
Upper Wabash Conf. 


SS^InT 


PINE WORK A SPECIALITY. 


M ' nU Z^oTcI,,.Hm NS . 


Murdock was found in the woods, liie tbroal 
hnd been cut from ear to ear, aod hia body 
"as placed In an upright, sitting poaition, with 


Ight ol God and man, as they are hoood by 


ditor or the Xatimwl Observer in 1327 1 Yes, 


" H. II, G*eorge, 
" .1 iu'craciten, 


Spuj,,"., 


Lake Pros., 


Ccdarvillf/Ohio. 


Send for Samples and Prices. 


In one color on Card Hoard, $0.00 per 100. 




he institution never had in iianything 'intrinsi- 


T^Z^lZ'lZ^'^ntZZ''^^' 


" D. J. Shaw, 

" W. ff. McMillan, 






Bloorainclon, ' Ind. 
Olatho Kansas. 





Ia two Colon on Card Board, $1 1 00 por 100. 


■Alcb apparently hia throat had been cut, and 


cally or inhercutlyvsluuhle.oll.its professed prin- 


I darkn.sa For this task I am prennrcd to 


Robert Hyslop, 


Aaf'p'es , 




XtTH,,,' '■' 


A IM1 lino ol 


SAMPLES SENT FREE. 




ciple, being burrowed or stolen from other 






Baptist 






BLANK BOOKS, BANK PASS- 


EZRA A. COOK & CO. 


or di.torhcd, and some bushes .tripped and 


ources.well known to every classical and well- 


alnmny, persecution, and every ill that tbe 


"•■ John siewf ' 


United Pros. 


Chilli cothe Pros., 


Youngs'ville, 'Ohio. 


BOOKS, BLANK DRAFTS, (to. 


PoflLiaunaa, 






pposito party can indict. I shall give them 








Marine City Micb. 




88 LA LALLE ST., CHICAGO. 




nduco any man of sense nr learning to con- 
















"°"l. P ,n To "I". or*thi' 7 h™ken °l.rd S 


curued member of the Ginsgow Medical So- 


".TdTtoT'co"! po'i'nTlh.t'hcrrv.d sun. anO 


lion It" ll-.ckney,' 


S'c'eM.thodi.r' 


Lower Wabash Conf. 


WcstGeld, Illinois. 




The most Popular Juvenile Magazine in 


^.nfnriinUo^^tnufZk!! 


ciety,"are the genuine academies of Tippling." 


nother, to the toodcrcst consolations of relig- 
on. Were this spirit and principle, and this 


Rev, j;. tf Boyd, 


Cnltod Pres., 




little Rock, 111. 


Western Tract and Bool Society 


THE 












R. P. Congregation, 








the body when found, to be sitting agaiust 
the tree? The Masons, or rather noun* UaaonB 


^Jt^Sw£™-*^'%™<» 


..To" d!,ktct"dnp.,r ev'en' Z o'r pr."- 


L B ATe'L, 


KSJeethre., 


Prairie City Circuit, 


gSeHHI. 1 " 11 ' 


DEPOSITORY.; 


Little Corporal 


«'" out, that he bad killed himself in a fit of 








Wc.-leyan Me'th. 




















Cincionati, Ohio. 














Ref.Preabyterian, 


R. P. Synod, 


Sparta, Illinois. 






of the lodge. Thia was the Masonic story, but 


c°.TciI "wZ'e th. "r.",'i,in'.be"h.nds' ! o; 


„ and Sabbath, and justice and judgment, 


Walter K.lgcrton, 

Ettas, Edgerton, 


Prion , 




Spicol.ud, Ind. 


■ Sec col.co.„n.,h page, besded 


iricc than any other magazine ever published 


of men and thing?, and In whose veracity P 


Unsonio or mercenary editors. Is it not lo- 


would triumph in oor land. ^May heaven in 


Mm li. N.' Cravath, 


"J 






Campaign Documents. 


.JJB Entirely Original mid First lass. 








fl ™t place, Captain Murdock was_ certainly 


ot civil >'*>*"'■ tb " '»"» •" bjindred. ol 


We hnpe brother Culeman will etlll forward 


« M. Boyd, 


UnitodPres., 




Cincinnati Ohjo. 


THE 


ng publication for the young that we hav 


SSESs°iS 


yct informed their render, of the simple fuels 
thnt Morgan and Miller wore carried oil', that 


zz7'SiESi!r"B 


Allrcl K. Laird, 








Broken Seal; 




•."d"°b. Zud"i» .""nit."!!, b ,i.ting"poa[o"; 


(""uf.Th.v'ug" the go'o'd hZZTttC.^t'l 


will send them in.^En, 










OR 


inytliing hotter.— Tlu P/'imylvania Ttaeiitr. 
















Personal Reminisences 




««>. who thus die by cutting the throat', from 
«• .beck imparl to the whole frame by the 


?iiikr« ""'• '°.o""ta"brd™ft« o «on "i 


Editor Camlum C;/nosttre .- 


z%v&s™: 


Baptist, 






0,,„ 


NOW IS THEM TO BEGIN, 


•key (all to the ground nearly or quite lifeleaa. 


^|?ii^Ei,5oSS 


n the public mind, caused in part, by word, 
u tho Cv-sosDiU of April 5lb, 1870, which you 


A. Boyd, 






i2°^ : 


l/lorgan Abduction aod Murder, 


BacUNnmberJc^lway-^^n.. 






quota irons somchody'e " private letter", vis. : 


E. Sterrel, 












a k* paces, stoggercd and foil, struggling 


ua which can exercise such control over uun- 


•This Mr. Hatch has furfuited principle lor 


H Q". MoInt ' re ' 








B* 


Splendid Premiums are given for Clubs. 


""ulal.cly on the ground, till they became 


!ounV,DVftToV a !o\^ 


,.,.nd popolnrfty."^! boy. Jut. rood .long 


^ T nSoF" M t 


Metb.; Episcopal, 






SAMUEL D. GREEN, 


TERMS : One Dollar a year. Sample copy, 


» "Mb eatremitlea. In the third place, my in 


yet during the whole year since these facts 


ustico done to his character by this imputa- 


r'T'l'-'indliy, 






s 




Liy one who will try to raise a club. Addrou 


jreaant recollects perfectly, conversing with 


transpired, Uw same edUon who have mafo- 


tion. He utterly dlsclsirh. all anch iodine or 


jl^LDoo^phy 








> Master Mason who wna a member or BaUviu 


EZRA A. COOK, 


f ™»e" d rIl1 h trhVd,etodulelfL h «pl,',rn''. 


rT.'v.'L Mill tt'ZZ °eve7oth D e g r cr'nTe 


r. B »«ono?°»^ 


W e j'.Shty. 8 ° r ' 


United IBrethren, 


Cor. See. Mine. Society, 


Dayton, Ohio. 


Lodge 10 "hid. Morgun bclooced ; and an int!- 


88 La Salle St. - - - Chicago, 111. 


» '™<d with the idea that there had been fou 
P'ajlnthe case- nr in other words, that the 


^al^"^^ 


fZta "olTZMt"c """a"','.'..'." ."a" 


U >I " 1 G'w 0U F d 't 


Met... Episcopal, 


i, r ,.,,.i i;..im.i- Anini.il ..:...! 


sscjgt 


^^ a m^mbe^r I l o v7eI^l e ^ ( Cct r, ' , ' 


Cynosure & Little Corp'l 








» Rev. T.'P. Dysarl, 












f ™ ffl a pcr'anT o^ candor^Md ' nerl f "nt 


that of cxpoiing Muaonry, and been tberoiu kid r 


When the " resololious " were being discussed, 
ho was much occupied with other business, and 
did nnl fully understand their import as declar- 


J.H Andrew, 


United Brethren, 




Argyle, N. Y. 


rlble tragedj by od« -rho hid both an interior 


For five CtMOaoa.. aubseribere aod *5.00 we 






ing war against Masonry hy our churches, but 


RuIub L. Perry, 






Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Sent by mail at J1.B0 each, by th« PnblUher 


TUIS IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY FORTBE 








Arthur Robinson, 








of the Cthosuei— Km» A. Cook, 88 La Salts 


CHILDREN TO DO GOOD AND BE AMPLY 


i ' you do not youraelf possess a live! 


cluslvely the predoniinotlnp influence of the 


rZ'ocord, a testimony b, coof.r.nee, ag.in.ti 


Rev. L. G. Atkinaon, 


United Brethren. 




Mt, Healthy, " 


St., Chicago. 


COMPENSATED FOR IT, 



96 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, JULY 12, 1870- 



FOR YOUNG FOLKS. 



; other people to help t 
R , when ho had been par 



loepy mamma ; I am only thkdr 
binkingnbonL Bui tbough the 



; please lo Rlvo m< 



able tocpruk i-sei pi whc-u I 



Ijllf- 


SrSrr 


™ die 


l,cb.d In w.m .all W>l 


"Into 


clbrt.ble; >nd .ntirelj 

.. of onr complo.ion; 



"Go then; nobody a i 
t comfortably before 



Flags were flying on 



The school', the State and Municipal 









MimjTES Cynosure Tracts 
'^^S^ztzTu Aurora Christian 



lington Bible, upon 



manded by William 
In addition to the e 

York, New Uampst 
New Jersey, and th 

gothcr with Knight! 

city ot Washington, 



red by Rot W. S. Studley, Past Grand Ohft] 



it a political cons! 
istly the support 



iL.tainitsdomlnancyf We alloc! 
distinct political Party, bet meottl 



rlded- 






aeonc 



ofor 









monioualy on Sa 
.ting piacos of not 



THE DEDICATORY CEREMONIES. 



and I ptiy God, abundnntlj 



, by proxy, (If you 



ed help to soo distinctly. Those who do n< 
acover their low eatato, are much to be nl 
id ; those who do, are more. To win the; 



ii 1K a,., T .al r.-l.l to tin 

h to govern myaelf subje, 






i although they had'.udgn 



, so plainly begun in the fear of God. I 
iioal happy to bo counted one of a num 
D the Valley Stnlinel so courteously ci 

aura in the bonde of common Ghrisli 

ust Masonry. W. PO 

V political Party 13 by no means a 
oty. 



CONVENTION. 



HISTORY Of MASONRY, 

By President J. 






EZRA A- COOK, Publisher, 



or tl.8 



Scatter the Documents. 



1DERN AND OBSCURE ORIGIN. DK9 
POTIO AND UNCHRISTIAN CHARACTER 

REVOLTING AND BLASPHEMOUS 
OATHS OF FREE MASONRY, AS PROVEE 
BY ITS OWN ORATORS, AUTHORS, AND 
HISTORIANS. 

TRACT NO. 3, 

MASONIC MURDER, 



SECEETISM: In relation to tlie Parity of 
tnoChurcli and the Safety of the State. 



EZRA A. COOK, 

88 La Salle Street, Chicago. 

Light on Free Masonry, 









irnlly into ■■ 



McFarland, I 
;od. It wool 
i wrought su 



Diflcd a Stanton (Mi 



1 nothing more to give in return 
en countenance to vulgar mind. 



A Sr*r/aoH Kipoblicaf. 



NOW PUBLISHED. 



o little 



m I tact and Hook ta 

DEPOSITORY. 

ClTlLOOnB OK UOOKS. 



MASONRY. 



Why am I Opposed to 
MASONEYP 



Extracts from Masonic 

Oaths and Penalties, as 

Sworn to by the 

Grand Lodge of 

Rhode Island. 

A 4 page tract @ BO eta. per 100, |1.00 per 



Ezra A. Cook & Co., 

BOOK SELLERS,|---v^n 

PUBLISHERS, TBicTNoo. 

job printers, Hon, John Qumcy Adams Le 

LITHOGRAPHERS, orrrao his axd bis fatbiM 
'.'.", _, , Opinion of Free Masonry 

Manufacturing Stationers. | < isai. 

-..,,<-. e«,.i ,. ion, .iiimcs Madison's 

Opinion of Free Masonry 



&c, t 

Job Printing, 

BLANK BOOKS. 

FINE IRK A SPECIALITY. 

Send for Samples and Prices 



BLANK BOOKS, BANK PASS-" 
BOOKS, BLANK DRAFTS, &c 



Western Tract and Book Society 

DEPOSITOR'S'. 



Campaign Documents. 



Broken Seal; 

Personal Reminisences 

Morgan Abduction and Murder 

SAMUEL D. G-REEN\ 



3.1.1 by mill 
., Chicago. 



Satan's Gable Tow. 



J'nMiilird b\ orrt.-r of (.lie Ant) MihOiiIo i 
elation of Uwdwa Co., Misa. 

S C. FF.EMSTER, 1 

F.I, I TM'I.KV, \ Ei. Commlttse. 

['. S f'Kr'.MSTER, ) 



MURDER 
WM. MORGAN, 

Dr. John L. Emery, 

• RACINE COCNTY, WIS., IN TOE 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, 

88 La Salle Street, 

Light on Free Masonry, 

To which is appended a RE' 

m: m'i .-jtiliks "Kodd fki 

MKMKKILUF Tire CRAFT. 



An Inquiry into free Masonry 



SECRET SOCIETIES, 

By Rov. DAVID MACDILX, and Dra. ] 
SECHER, ana J BLA.N'OBARD. 
Thia is a thorough and.diaorimlnaUng elsou 
aion of the subject, JPBiOE 40 cent*. 



CHRISTIAN BAPTI*"' 
Campaien Doonment* 




I 





OPPOSED TO SECRET SOCIETIES. 



EZRA A COOK, PUBLISHER, S8 LA SALLE ST.] " In secret have I said nottta^"^*, Cbk ,st, 



VOLUME 2. 



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air grand legislation is to confine men 01 
ery nation, mnde of thought, and grade ol 
teilect, to the blind mill-horse trend of thi* 

owed excepting euoh as will cause it to be- 









upon by the sly brethren of the craft 



brent' G ' n,,d le8 ' 


.*£ 


'.'..Treemas 


o U the°rl' , T Bl * t '° 
td tradition "'"n 




..i,rv T ,n,|,. r 


jjj " "eh as will 




it in « more 


Womit, of word " 


od.t 


ought, motiv 






l «nii* /m 00 " 1 ' 7 laborS "E to make ' the fra 

to lhl , t ^,* ain B t0 maokind. And accordin. 



pltiieJ t.v Hi. ne -vim l.-!| ,v!.il.- lid.tm,; l.>r 



'er reveal" the knowledge of its mysteries, 
havo a copy of the New Testament a 

light, neither Cometh to the light, lest hi 






WHOLE NUMBER 51. 



rought among the people 



redoubtable Kuigbte.whose uniforms pr i 
bo very splendid; each Knight being hi 

it exhibited io New England, except t 






ble. By pretensions to religion 



night plainly to light, so I 



from whom tbey might noi 



1 not Bland the light? 



itlon, appear to u 



soft 



i Islai 



ioualy thought wb 






i'nI !■.- tiiibly permitting 



langeroua to liberty, and 



berly love, which doctrino the Masons ve 
tads to a brother Mason ; bat in other i 






lion lo which I be 
■liele in tho " Tro 



own judgment in nil mattora of doctrine oi 
olity, and then goca on with the following 
tatement, which, if I understand, cnthely 

latter, llr. Barlow violated a fundament. 

idgiuont in tho face of the Churoh." 
"The church is the judge." The judge < 



the judge of tho fitnoaa of u candidate for 
embcrship. I grant that. It labaptiatlo; it 
according to the prlnciploa taught 



triii' prineiitk's of the denomination to 



with the aonior Doicon, " that no Mason could 

and frank eiproaalotiofiuy antl-Maaonic vlow.*, 
and of my conscientious hostility to Masonry 
in all ita "arts and part*," and repeatedly in 
icoDversation with the members of tho church, 
unfolded my views; and what I said I meant, 
a? they haro now. learned. Thc.io are the 
Mr. Reynolds farther says: 
(I) Hats iih11ii.il; ngniimt him [tho 



nonces In DimUco." Of a 
ng man and mjtolf were am 



Tho 









Why did our editor 



The minlater who would swell t 






„a.d„ 


SSt 






m. ready 


J. I,. B 




■ ...,„..... 






clip the 


following from 


Vnung 


men, read thta: 



s place on Tuesday 



My t-fforts have created some oicitomoot, 
ind I have had a short argument with a Maaon 

lul, Hint nothing would disturb It. But 
light and truth dncs diaturb- It, and this 
ould our us up to the greater effort. 

Yours, in tho work, 

9. BROWNELL. 
Irving, Ohaut Co., N. Y., J mm, 20,1870. 






V? 


loam 


JJJ J£ 


TZ 


IX'.'ll'.w. 'i 


hM 


asw'T 


' ■'■ 


to gly. 


security an 


Tl 

IqUO 


odtoa 


little seer 
a that Sta 


ogaiui 


accomplish 1 


1 Borne 


Hi.™ 


omplainlng c 


r. 


rtl"" 


eh, ln|;r[l 
r.iKBl.1 la 


|| 


t tho danger 

uv r.-iuircl 
dl for sick 


od. ' 


Tlie lie 


'""hung" 


ceaalty 


nod "ill, tf 


Iriigglst began tho sale, which ft 
be indeed, llko tho letting out o 


°g';. p .z, d .: 


Ilk. 


wanted 


the profit 


of the 


business, an 


Bn 


now 


hose who 
for It, an 


■ d «S 


tonod to sell 


Mid 


fought 


„„i „,.| il, 






'"»■ '- ' 


echo 


f tl„. pl.„- 


" 


1 ho was no 


t pros. 


ont, and 


neof 



was told that the Church 
position, I quietly reaig 
oaitlon to tho reception o 






lings ot many 
in accepting 



Drought a commeuLtm 



r-n l.ro-iijht about by 
■a, can an article e 



Bpreadlue Tno, Llglil, 
r rhrhtitm Cynonirtr 






-epped In the mode, yet ho throw tho odium 



unquestionably the™ f. politic,.! 



tul.jocl. Ilui juNtleo com 
!WB67 copy of tho Nat 



With a truly grateful aplrlt 
■re oar cspaolal thank*, for 






sve not looked at the aubject. There 






ieving tbla. will, and ought to ™" ,, |y / ppo6e 
eat me aa such, and doubtless Masonry, and in ti 
. To allow thia to go on with-l tor <>' ih " church. 



| When he read their horrid oatb 
Iwbo would preach, that "wlthoi 



rely said, that " ho had 









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CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, JULY 26, 1870. 



The Christian Cynosure, 



The Rev. L. foster requests his correspond 
Heights, Cook Co., lit., instead of 98 La Salle 



~ McCoy, McKay, Morr 






»M*»M 




Si™ • 


°.rr."S^fib.°r.ft"™ 










AnderermflR 


1 ' 




Lodges ia the field, ell battling i 


Read this carer 


Hy end then 


judge u to 




lb; religious protr 


Biona of the 


order. This 


is regarded bj non-affiliated Haao 


Masonic Templo is 


built to furni 


h rooms for 


ly seated dislrust;a« the ereatlo 


the performance of 


certain rite,, 


and .hi. an- 


notion of the Grand Lodge. The 


B nd ^rmoro^be 


k«MtOMo7 


bis Masonic 


already a school and asylum at 
Havanna, in this State, formerly 


Arch the brethren 


ee, 




People's College, one of Hora 



h gigantic 
jg., designs 



pudialiou Of all the foreign rite 
tioo of the Grand Lodge of Nei 



■agues fall out, honest men got i 



plrit The light yoo need breaks not 
h« Masonic East. It pours down in 
plcndor from the bright face of the 
tighteousoess. The character ot joui 






m for the TtoimI. In Indiana tho Masoni 



plies to an objection to his theory 

.nlc origin ofSpiritualism, in the fo 



aDd conclusiveness or tho ar 
aimed that Spiritualism " (oi 



The spirits (Masons) th 






the failure of 
,' cautious Fre 



.ubje, which virtually e 






tCfty— a collection 



oing- Masonry, a Relig- 



W,. Imu a small audience 



i of bighfojotiu Masonry naturally 



,any silly things, but 
em of temptation wbi 



with help of human weaknesses and vanities, i- 

to accomplish any thing. It would bi 



do of "Punch and Judy." So the fooleric 
nd antics of tho spirits (Masonry) beguile 

ever be caught by a lofty or a recondite &> 




,odge will bo|crlppled b 



irmed hero, to relio 



1D <r would 

1 Lodge ol 






though the angry storu.* 
¥ilhsuullghl on Its spire 



lodge as the lomplt 



■i of cliurt'li niiTuK.'rJ, I . i ■. 



tl, beaded, '"Aittifks upon Us," in 



Orders by influential papers, and even by re- 
[ Christian moo and minister*, wo pledge 
ourselves to labor for the thorough agitation 
>f tho subject, believing that a clearer uader- 
itandlng of their character and Influence will 
the withdrawal of their most cQective 



efore the Convention I 

d. McAllister, 

J. ARMOUR, 
0. E. TEMPLE, 



States are not generally tho mos 



.nihil/. Miotic Stor, Hut 



elate to our pastor present 



Elder, inquired of bin, 

ihat it inuld be do^^Lta"^,'!* 11 * 

tonervo It on me. On doing thj, ,,„,'',' 

nd pointing to his name on it ho.rn ,' 
onythisaignatur. I did not **, 



i- 



lltor is very Ignoiant nnd unsophisllcati 
od lakes all that glitters for gold. 
As your wailing maid generally likes a p 

tomb, on which Is an urn, and over which 






of criminals, helping tin 
otluj order, the reply L 






sillflMilhlr. lllilll nn* till- (niviTIHl'IlieiltM o 

ought to bo oicludod from decont sooioty. 

rmod Presbyterian Church, in opposition 
o corruptive Influonoo of suorct soctotlis. 






Tho public were 



icd with gigantic Arabian numerals by 
way of lodge designation. 

writer Is evidently a Mason, and 






claration by tho blue lodges 






Grand Inspector peddle. 






, be to bo caught in it 






light be profitably made. Those wh< 



Isman, can it no thought right to 



. D. Knight, at a Maso 



Our VVUgtNtv*. 
istian people from accepting tin 






iidly considered, in a single son 



REPORT OFTHE SPECIAL COMMITTEE C 

' SECRET ORDERS. 

The Ooromitten to whom was referred tl 



; of all men, nor for the aid of society am 



under, unworthy of 



■eady Instruments in the hands of designing 

■ellgious liberties; 'therefore. 
Retolixd, 1. That we emphatically condemn ajl 
,hcsc orders as wrong In principle, and neccssa 



w p[ the advocacy of Seen 






t Masonry ib paganish I 



s tho Synod declared ; 



i that thero is nothing in the M. 
gums body." Ho inow It, and the 






! used by tho Vormo 






i in fact, although I 



Editor Christian Oynoi 



could not wait for such a pr 
brother in the church,, look< 



torVhristian Vynwurt ; 
fo clip tho following para K rn[ib Ocqli, 
ttrpendent, and rejoice Unit, m 

,n tho loast liulobtud to the mtr.'i,;-].,, 
either his salary, his reputation, ( , r K". 
7o believe heavon holds him Int.^ 
To think ho will never bo doonuid to ft, 

Ho Is engaged in no IllMufl urw 









•n thwarted, traitors of the darkest J,. 

i infldol, tbo nihilist, tho libertine i 
ok-log In their unholy and sncriltgii 
manoea ; wo think It Is high ih 
m's army should awake, and Jnm 



ilready bcon commlttqd, to present, 
■oundlngly awful appearance. When 
ball bo oponcd, bringing out to pl.l 
hat all assembled In tbo judgmentcai 

lark plots, the wic'ked oaths, the . 

) how guilty will thoy appear I B 



what frivolous, and hardly wartlij tiuc 
tho time and powers of so strong ills 

the winning. I)r Blanchard ii K bU 
Tho Oynosuhh Is liko an elder ntil. 
pith. Tho Dr. throws a itoao Wll.'U 
ally hits. And at taking a icalp be 
feet Indian. Wo are sometimes sorrj 

tho loud artillery of donunuiollon.' 

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98 















diobigan Magone. Never iotc 



-urtborlnc tha object of 
d by eiljin* tha roll, o 



»rt meeting in p.mphlet Tuna, with the 
orts, speeches, letters, etc. The continual 
f the orniMl fortni K htly, as belo. 

leoeial Ageat or Secretary, of aUndlDg i 
bility, to devote his time to the espec 



i -ho judges them. How 






lemselve*. Oh no, they 



a the 









■a of prudem; only c 






mplOT a Uonoral Ageut, or 






a the press. We might add in 
t Mr. Levlngton has just issued a 
.me on thi* subject, said tp be supe 



increasing freque... 



Ion.. The editor 



folly and iniquity of tbe fi 



U.„i,,lM—., ;.,„■■■ 

than baptise ao adhering 
upon publicly 1-oi.jL-eratc 

paralleled in many State 



ecpeutnble order, priUes himself in giving o 



bought to frighten th 

ia Infinite peril tho best 
Who are the moat t>^uter„-i 

(hoy are dieted, .nay l„ 
ivhfch ihe candid m*y diflbr; 
joraebody is rather deeply d 

IB found* in the fact, that tho 









to glory Jo men or means, but In the Lord, 












4h* word of truth on tbiasabject, and in i 
^d daily journal, or tha magazine and re. 
wanting men ready to supply decided 






oity to question or disc 



laanotbev the light. 









and ooly the friend and hand-maid of : 
. So they affirm constantly. But wr. 



• jjiu \i mainly to ho opposed as a greal 



pie always submit 
ity to collu; 



Lad long. Ueaaw 






k ot New York, on susploioo 

The same as when it murder 

■ near Philadelphia; and W 



ntul conspiracy 
monopoly of .1 

Its deadly wood, 






ieir placea shall be supplied by i 



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This is a very concise little History, ahowlnj 
'.be MODERN AND ORSCURE ORIGIN, DBS 
POTIC AND ONCI1RISTIAN CHARACTER, 
AND REVOLTING AND BLASPHEMOUS 
OATHS OF FREE MASONRY. AS PROVED 
BY ITS OWN ORATORS, AUTHORS, AND 
HISTORIANS. 



MASONIC MURDER, 

loccding Union, who has taken 17 degree* 



MASONRY. 

A View from Woman's Stand Point, 



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ilF.FVUhU, .ml J BLANCHARD. 



MINUTES 

Aurora Christian 

CONVENTION. 






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Satan's Cable Tow. 



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I TaPI.I.V, ' (■ Ei. Committee.] 






MURDER 
£p WM. MORGAN, 



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H* shall be to expose, withstand 



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CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, JULY 26, 1870. 



Ttan .orely should Tobicco. with Itl cl.ln 
SUud high anion? all kUIHnf. «-.,r, l n..rli>,' in 






rested our fears, that something had befallen 
in. But wo were persuaded by a. neighbor, (a 

was likely he bad gone home with Mr, 

Mason, and that be (my father) would leel 
iry disagreeably, if he- knew that wo were 
ooking after hixn. We returned home, but It 



tmily gTOup. Instead of t 



^we^Ss. . 



rending, aoul-ohllllug 



■ given you the narrative of tfci 



further, about the time of my fathe 
that was ablo to, abd actually i 



und by Masons, those (Masons) who first in- 






The following reply c 



■ther atrong proof of the dangerous iWUit 

intention, at this time, actually to pro* 
t my fathor was murdered by Masons, bi 
rely S state f.cto occurring and traUcte 



lt 7 f. 


her wu ■ 


m.nof 


jober, .Lead, fatbits. 










might b 


•tiled • 


flit, 


°^i ilh °,™d*.c. 






iho un 




upply h 


" <»»"? 


•Kb ill 


be noeaiuriei >nd 



t night without tho knowledge of I 



■onded by this other pretended f: 

>ther, he had (through him) advised t 
i money that he might himself obt 

lodge being thug induced to suppose my 



Yours very respectfully. 

ELIPHALET MURDOCE. 
Mr. Southwiok adds : Since the above lctl. 



Mason, as given by Morg 



lately, and observed t 









lepting thoae met by the forn 



i cut bis own throat also I The que 
next arise, was ho not murdored b 

.ordered: Then again, if ho mu 
leelf, an declared by the abovo ji 



>ugh, I willnot(aaloqid) , 



id, could not rca\ while he lived, any 
ian Batnnn could while tfordeeni sat In 
log's gate. My mother having obtain*. 



quently did. Tbun my 



!0t]y, which ..he fro. 
thor Ma- 



ii. had absented himself. from the 1 
liuiou is, that this brother Mason (upon 



utODle .Signature* Agal 









celebrated Whltosbor. 
left Masonry in tho 
, denomination. Tbo 



e body and blood of tho great Rcdci 



10 Baptist Church. 



of the I. 0. of Good Templrt 
such a transposition of the lines, as 



(He id Chaplin. )—" Do Thou R , 
oally bring ub to Thysolf in T 



e can for the cause a 

i such be reached, and how 









select something very Masonic as a signs 
eemasonry, I ought to be reoonciled to it 



folly, lest thou also t 



hmi.'LV ,.,:,.,» 



rights of a Christian 
I take an opun, manly,, honost, course, Om 
it ol it. We have probably as much right 



t about with a little malic 
■ach other Most Worshipfn 






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stated above, that "The Grand Lodge 



out from Masonry before, wore merely " pla 
ir.g possum," just to aave its life, we ought 
know it, be on our guard, and make euro th 

gument of broker Finney, howovcr, based < 

they did not. It is even strengthened; for, 
the right principle was not In them, leadii 
them to do it of their own accord, still it w 

do It. So they aoted on correct principle ( 
that ease) right against their own wills, givii 
In that way, the strongest testimony to tl 
right principle that could ho given, and equal 

strong ground for brother Finney's conclusion 



John's day, (tho J-J of J, in,' ls70>, cumin 






Iwinhorbobair.andbytl 

io laying of tho corner-st 
orshlp. And they hav 



Christian work? Why may tho , noil', 
id to aid by putting in th.-ir '..-.iniifnl 

ng Elders of tho church to their holy i 



, if tl 



tfthe Church of Jesus Christ, compl.t 
lized sod officered by His authority, ai 

9 blood, in such a degrading aitltodo 



i Chrlsl 



The 



medan, tho ]!u-l- 1 1* ■. ■■ t (.!,..■ 



led to do this abominable 
A CHRISTIAN. 
ic to hand too late for pul 



iady Masons are to be sot up In dignity 
the Church, and how contemptibly me: 

ind popularity from them. We suppo 

and irreligious embraced in Masoni 

'ahomet down to Joo Smith, wo wot 



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". lodge la no divine Invitation, >nd hae re- 
wived no autberlty to administer oatba, and 
'■e candidate haa no right total., it if the 






ta,l ''W«,/iS i Si'ih"t.l"" 

2 Another reason for opposing 
Utl Ua la the alnlalUM of their sec...,, 

WWb , light that la of vast Biowpnt to tbojno 



ay enjoy it, ligbt. If 1 

lough it, the, would oo 
Why thea do thoy 



i« a.nuething wrong, wbict 
t lb. plain, apo.tollcprec.pt 






otom 


bing r/bieh no 


briaiian ea 


, without 


theae orders 


orre. Some o 


f their orato 














th the glory c 




e oatb blindly a 


nd lightly I 


















.hip, etc. nee 




. inferior glor 


11 


.it:,,;."-; 


:n:T: 


judging 


ln° the lodge, 


SE 




*' 


;"o ; b';;.r. in . B .r' 


2K 


,.,.l,f.ill>. 


meet a. broth 


nglng to tb. go 


::*:°!i:z 


Z.', 


VbCboCot,"' 


"no..".!." 


lt P i'. < "°.nd 


"iB.™«° f T 


. bruto by igno 
,1, religion te 


[w„'g°°»jl°ul 




ho baa bad th 


nieaoa o 


judging 


boasting of th 


e universality of 


thair religion 



hey require belief in fiod; ihoy rej 
onfoaalou or Ohrlal. Now, how oan 
Ian, without practically denying the I 



o beyond diaper.. "The 



intirely by applying theiu falsely to the 









itiou and d.itb nf all 
tullM. Too trout la 






iron Dorr, John C 






..b.erved ' 
boly ho.id 









.?o d |'d V»»°~l°«™p. i b™"-i.'™..o' » '«;l"r .KU U d propriety, and., bat, com. to 




.ington .a a Ua.ou 1 It 
a, never 10 a lodge hut t. 

inOOttW b.rdl, bo'con.n 



ruiti of their labors by Mnsonio jugglery. 
( -heir ilbertica by boing assured that Hem- 


Do Tocque»IHo, 


tSz 


<- 


ch phlloa- 


hat Uaaonio "eaknoM and depravity ii mag- 


lea that has ever 
-hat the people o 


oTcoprado 


d's'ta' 


rophe.ied 
ea would 


At bottom, the Aoiim. I«go, though a T C ry 


Qlthmtelj beoon.o 




Sine 




emblo. roan, wu bet a low, vulgar character 


and Ir i eo.illrmatio 


of the tro 


both 


a predte- 



Tin: wimiws viu'sxr.sr s 









tton, Bplaoopacy, High Ohu.c 

pldity. What la th. reason of 



weak on It. In yw/iro, they arc tho aanie, both 












itcd into Ma- 
le ie dialing 
i.nlyhoneny, 






-nor.lly 


eordanc. 


IherMirh 


haraot.r of 




oil, to, b 

o.ne „>•].. 






u.N, ,« 'up 




rz*z 


a.e.enlltb 


d,-,u„ o 


Ma.onr, 


"•.."toop- 










end right . 


,. ,h oppo. 


.", ■ »." 


..'Tend" 









Broken Seal; 

Personal Reminlsences 



SAMUEL D. GREEN, 



i t.i in,.] ,a fl ."U-ith, i.y ( h« P u bli,hei 



102 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, AUGUST 9, 1870. 



The Christian Cynosure, 



EDITORIAL CORRESPONDENCE... 



a down here sod preached a prepan 
nioraiag.'J Rfcvt Mb. Swistok, form< 



In this vicinity on Masonry, Wheaton C< 
Us President, and s mo ofits graduate 

of secret societies to the people ; the a 



lijpley, Ohio, 
nesin'as.ngle 



Freemasonry, and tho other orders, are simply 



lodge, awhile since, in the Circuit and 
i of Illinois, 
unit was an application foi 



>rned by his principle 



Tomoa, IU., July 16, 18', 
Dmr Cynosurt; 
f.. After speaking twice at Granville, (Congi 

nepin (Methodist Episcopal Church) I 

(Congregational Church) to-morrow, an, 



JO parts of $26.00 eaoh, and 
ght hundred persons who 

uilding. My endeavor will 
uilding complete, tower, cl 
by one year from Septembe. 






I have only t 



the glories of the lodge 



tthe 






NoouiL, III., July 16, 1670. 



night In the inlens 

; tfullyinthe Congrt 

eon the subjeo' 



dies in daylight in their churches ; crossing 
Good Tetnplnre, who uro exactly Ilka Mason t 



In our Joy at our nal 



d dying legacy of Deo. Ichabod Wast 
pushing aside the claims of the widoi 

it of increasing, by a few hundreds, a, r 

f legacy to itself! As the suspicion of 



,o threatened stigma, and enable our Na 
anal Society to move onward In tho pathwa 
' honor and usefulness which it has for th 









Who will put 
pular government 






might 









co-workers with the divine architect, In pre 
oting the spiritual progress of humanity. 



ninglo sectarian (L ,., C 



eplionofour Father in heaven. Christ hat 

God ; and yet, the infusion of Christianity into 
a out the light it has! A third of s 

Grand Lodge of Illinois, that Grand Ora- 



;ue strongest principle of unregener 
and its dictates-arc enforced by sue! 
rsee, as are expected to make Its com 
israuiount to all laws, human or di 



3 a Masnn or lodge of Masons, in tho holy 



.resa is caused by misfortune, or oalaiulty, 
flie writer adds substantially, if his pocke 






ply for relief" (to 


lodges or Masons) "will sub- 
sl rigid discipline." A hord 


to advertise the mo 


'"""'•""• 


'. of' li 


ease ; bat from 


a Grand Master's decision, 


Its wit la so clumsy. 


and Itfl stylo e 


ryulgant 


here is no appoa 






of any lotell 




except only to sa 


y, that in our- opinion, this 


SnC m C Mo Wi " ^ 


■Italy to re. 


Ja.bypap 


'Grand "Lodge, 


have rightly defined "Mason- 


It succeeds about 


^ noil as tho 


as of the 


b'otor' hi. the 


right estimation of U; and 


bio, in imitating t 


il.'toTbeB t 


ho editor 


Grand Orator Rot 


bine, may hare some show of 


there are any brain 


among the f 


atornlty, 


ruth In his idea 


tits superlative power, If he 


Z*Z^ZZ 


itzzi 


"toTe' 



,nd how pleasant It in 
>rld without, within 






'. -t.'.'./.v. tlio statement, that the Grand 



hine ; and all High ! 



oddlor." The Masonic Monthly on th 
land, by brother Norton, justilic, l.n,r|,,. 



St. John's day lecturers ; and the back-bom 
of Tomplarism, Cripticism, Scotticism, and oth 

!d, ho avers our highest authorities a 
old and Fidel)" and the so-called higl.es 



Bat it Is when they i 






Kentucky Vrtt Jfiiwn,- (who 1 

* * inserting an editorial in 
professing to give the history 
lodge in Boston, which history, 



; we thought wo we 



nite judgment deserve forgiven, 
ontly doubts whether such a pie. 












■ Monthly; and might help 



e American Widn/an, of Junfpii 



eted upon Rev. D. P. Rathbun, a membe 
1 the Rochester Conference, N. Y. Tho edi 
ir of the Wulcyan save," He is a most eracieo 

od crowned tho past year with somo tw 
uudred conversions." And Mr. Bush affirm, 
To my certain knowledgo, excepting tho Mr 

I which ho lives." The editor of the Weiieya 



nlighten and per 
On the 7th of ,1 






Hosr, 


n at ten 


ed Brotho 


Rathbnn's 


it 


-,"-■ '■''',',! 


a°nocr G th«t 


'civToffieer 






ni.ded him 








. Whcreu 




pies 


sautly s 


sterday on 


In Masonic 



fler 


bislocturel 


e P 6upp b o sed L to be 


he kick"- 




bJ8 horse 






J" 


him; but f 
< a stunning 


blow, and ohoked 
is. When he reco 


.Sl 


ODBC 


ousness he 


ound himself somo f 


rtyrods 



sllesh. After carryin 
iirnienla and applle 
. his back, through 



badly strangled. 



,ervcd him right ■ " i 



oohoraod tho right arm of Us defense. Th. 

rhioh such facta properly excite, and whirf 
a't for the help of professedly Christian Moso. 
tould sweep the barbarous abomination froi 



(inched Rathbun 



so possessed them that they verily h 
t they a.e doing God's, service when they 

Grange c.tios and to donth; and then the: 
o the clear letter of Masonio law Intheli 

wnic vengeance. Tho truth Is, tho plaii 



i, the action of Mvsons as a body, 



for whose glory It is undertaken. We , lu 
prophecy; but will pray, make the wrath « 
the oof re t" I "' "" ' *'"* lbe '""^iti 1 






of all affiliations will, 
tion. Wo hopotbit n<, 






Hied. To Hon-Uasoml w. 



t to those Masons who moan to be pa 1 



While you acknowledge tho validity of tr. 

do you not yield yourself n bond-sh 
T author? Are you not partaking of 



nd the lamb is moat manifestly applicable to 
ae case. Napoleon, spoiling for a fight, r 
seta that ho belongs to a dynasty, v 
lunder made crowns his play things, and 
ings to nearly all the thrones of Europe. 
. not, therefore, his undoubted prerog; 



'ruBsia and tho North German Slates, to c< 

ight over against tho supremo majesty of t 
mpire » But year majesty, If you insult Spr 
nd Prussia at the same time, and by tho Hi 



Pruesia is threatened for favoring the 
of Spain. Butelncethe project of mal 
Prince of Hohenzollern king of Spain, 



» of insolence, that tho 






i, the war will end In the humiliation ol 






Tho editor of tho Snwi<nn Wukyan ret 



utiog tracts on this subject among the 

tions on this subject In the,, Genesee Confst- 

o is announced to speak on the subject In 

to 9th insi. Thus the leaven Is working. 
Tho address was magnificent, both as to 



oldlyandstronElvinn 












e stream, 


other 


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CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, AUGUST 9, 1870. 



i Correspondence. 



The foUoxlug is from a w.ll-lu.o™ surl mush 
respected broker on the field. The Cntosim 



beon don... Sir Hnlcb 
.bo publication lo the 



'2ZT"'°' !'• dominate, o't tl.o lodges, c 
',r. Ho evil. Ioiniedi.u-I,. utter the minis 

jta.TmM.oh.riiiwaulo tb » '"" 



,i„.«, »d., p"™ 1 '^* !""^J 



in the case were simply i 



Bsdjdectared L,.ir.se.. >„> unt.-Uaacm. 





















4ed bj b»Qd9 of music, playing alter 
00 a- mother with hor children, gob, 
y a fiddler and a fluid player or two 






wirei 


d children 


besides. 


ground, si! fee 


t by two, 


aODlain 


sade 


might b 


Lil.rly, and 
tholforcfr 


mixim; 


the Aiuericiin 


,p1 .. 


Stillas 


Li 



103 



ut return of security to our freo Institutions 

t lo the departments of the government 
ding to tbe dangerous assumption of clre 
in.r, power bj Congress -, des.ro, ed the con 
moo of the people in the soundness of thill 
.ernment ; piled up sn immense debt ; o.use, 
'rightful inere.se in orime, sod produce, 

:ho deep, serious energies of our rellgloi 















■sn Ho.hodiet, Apr! 






o Opposed 
it. Ctnosb 



eipect in its sovereigns. 

But when wo look at Masonry, what a sac 






The brassfounders of Judea might i 






Jlowsth.t ought . 
re ot for extending 



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