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ism. The Greek does not proselyte and Christianity, is ruined so far as integrity regards with distrust and dislike those goes. A foreign correspondent of Conwho attempt to convert his co-reli stantinople informed the writer that of gionists. In his own kingdom he can his twenty colleagues, only four supprevent any inroad upon the state reli ported the cause of Christian missionary gion. The constitution provides that: work in Turkey. He declared them to "The dominant religion in Greece is be the source of contention and a hinderthat of the Orthodox Oriental Church of ance to a proper reconciliation between Christ. All other recognized religions the east and the west. are tolerated, and the free exercise of Foreign religious societies furnish emworship is protected by law. Prosely ployment for thousands in the Orient, tism and all other interferences prejudi and to make the missionary business cial to the dominant religion is for a paying one, the reports sent home are bidden.” Where a change of religion often false and base. Missionaries, who is regarded as a betrayal of one's coun enjoy an easy and secure living with a try or a national cause, as in the case certain amount of luxury, are often of the Greeks, the missionaries of various represented among heathens in whose denominations are treated with suspicion hands their lives are placed, and all that and sometimes violence.
they may bring the people to a knowlFor centuries it has been the policy of edge of Christ. There can be no quesJesuits to devote their attention and tion as to the introduction of learning in work of proselyting to children. Pro these lands; but with this learning, there testants have always assumed to despise has been also a corresponding degree of the practice of establishing schools solely wickedness introduced. for the purpose of winning little ones In our modern education "smartness" from the faith of their parents. This atones for a multitude of sin. Be smart course is pursued at present in the and moral if you can, if you can't be Orient, and by no means confined to both, be smart anyway, might be reCatholics, as American and English garded as an educational maxim in the Protestant missions receive millions to
world's present system. Whatever may establish schools in the Orient for the be said of the rule of Islam, it is certain purpose of educating Mohammedan, that the Mohammedans are more tolerant Armenian and Jewish children in the towards their Christian subjects than the faith of the respective creeds, which the latter are towards
one another. If missionary schools represent. To the Jesuits may be justly despised for ennatives the representation is made that ticing children from the faith of their the work of education is strictly non-sec parents, what shall be said of Protestarian; but when reports are forwarded tants. Do not the latter furnish the to the home societies that furnish the most positive evidence of their convermoney to support these institutions, the sion to that highly reprehensible docwork is represented to be the conver trine that "the end justifies the means." sion of a dark and benighted people to From a summary of peculiarities and Christ. Besides the natives are sharp differences in modern Christianity of the enough to see through all the hypocrisy Orient, no satisfactory conclusion can and cant and learn to detest Christian ever be drawn that it is a religion of methods. Such a course destroys the in love.
J. M. Tanner. Auence for good, which the teacher might exercise over the children in forming substantial characters; and their
It is best not to dispute where there is no imitative faculties cause them to select
probability of convincing.-Whitefield. in many cases the worse instead of the Honor your engagement. better part of Christian civilization. Busi promise to meet a man or to do a certain ness men in the country declare that the thing at a certain moment, be ready at native, as as he is educated to the appointed time.
A TEMPERANCE REVELATION. The revelation known as the Word of those who indulged in strong drink, and Wisdom was brought forcibly to my counseled mankind to cease taking mind on reading an account of the great hot drinks and to refrain from using efforts now being made to enforce total tobacco. abstinence laws in several States of the The Reverend Howard Crosby, of Union. I quote from that revelation: New York, says the Savior drank wine,
"Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you, that the law of total abstinence was in consequence of evils and designs which do contrary to his Christian faith, and and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men
that it would be better if wine were in the last days, I have warned you, and fore drunk from one end of the land to the warn you, by giving unto you this word of wis other. dom by revelation,
The Rev. John Handley, who is an “Uhat inasmuch as any man drinketh wine or
out and out temperance man, replies to stiong drink among you, behold it is not good,
Mr. Crosby, and very properly says: neither meet in the sight of your Father, only
“This license and indulgence is contrary in assembling yourselves together to offer up
and repugnant to the finer Christian culyour sacraments before him. "And, behold, this should be wine, yea, pure
ture of this generation. Whatever may wine of the grape of the vine, of your own
have been the relations of the Old and make.
New Testaments to the use of wine and "And, again, strong drinks are not for the
intoxicants, the Christian leaven has perbelly, but for the washing of your bodies. meated pulpit and pew, and driven wine
“And again, tobacco is not for the body, out.” Let us hope that, if the above neither for the belly, and is not good for man, quotation is a little in advance of the but is an herb for bruises and all sick cat:le, to facts, yet that before very long there will be used with judgment and skill.
be found no true follower of the Lord "And again, hot drinks are not for the body
Jesus who can so far forget His teachor belly.
ings, as to take into his system any kind "And again, verily I say unto you, all whole
of strong drink. For when wine is inside some herbs God hath ordained for the constitu
of a man's stomach there is no room for tion, nature, and use of man. "Every herb in the season thereof, and every
the Spirit of God in his heart. fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used
Mr. Handley further says: “And the with prudence and thanksgiving.
priests and ministers of this and the “Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of
coming generation, who enter the inner the air, I the Lord, have ordained for the use of court and holy of holies, must touch not, man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to taste not, handle not the unclean thing, be used sparingly;
and the men who are to be the teachers “And it is pleasing unto me that they should of the people and the presidents of the not be used only in times of winter, or of cold, faculties of our colleges, must be outor tamine.
spoken on this matter." These inspired words were given in
The Latter-day saint elders, who are February, 1833, through the Prophet the followers of Joseph Smith, have Joseph Smith
At least fifty years in been very outspoken on this subject, advance of the great temperance move
and the Saints, as a people, are total ment among the leaders and teachers of
abstainers from strong drinks, according the Christian denominations at the pre
to the word of God received through sent time, this great pioneerlof these
their Prophet, fifty-four years ago.
Let principles proclaimed himself a champion
the Saints lay these things well to heart, in the cause of temperance, and gave to
and remember that example is better the people the word of God pertaining to
than precept, for as we do, so will our this matter. He declared that our Heavenly Father was not well pleased with
children do, and God requires of his people that they become the most pure,
is a power in the world, whose example and influence is recognized and felt.
the most exemplary of all people. When a young man goes forth as a ministering Elder, who has lived up to these principles, he feels hedged about by the Holy Spirit. Having observed this law and abstained from defiling his body, he
Do good to-day, since thou still livest.
THE QUEEN'S JUBILEE. The occasion of the jubilee of Victoria ward to by millions of her subjects Queen of England and Empress of with an interest worthy the occasion. India, commemo
norating the fiftieth year Crowned heads and nobles of Europe of her reign, which was celebrated on and the world headed their way toward the twenty-first of June of this year, was the pleasant shores of England. As a grand event in the history of Great the learned men of science will gather Britain and of the English speaking peo with unvarying interest to witness the ple. The name and character of Queen mutation of a planet, which can occur Victoria have become familiar to people but once in the history of a world, so of all classes the world over, and where the powerful and great of nations were ever her name has been known it has wont to gather to celebrate the jubilee been honored with deference and ad of Queen Victoria, and join with her miration. Her reign has been one of subjects in singing, “God save the the longest, most peaceful and pros Queen.” The day opened clear and perous England has ever enjoyed. She pleasant. The streets and buildings of has comprehended the truth that the London, particularly between Buckingpowers of the crown are held in trust for ham Palace and Westminster Abbey the people as the means, and not the end (the route taken by the procession) were of government; and this enlightened profusely decorated. People poured policy has won for her the glorious dis into London from every direction. tinction of being the most constitutional Every point of vantage along the line monarch her country has ever known. chosen for the procession to move was In the words of Macaualy: "Her sub taken by five o'clock in the morning, jects have found her a wiser, gentler, and from one to three hundred dollars happier Elizabeth.” She has, for fifty was paid for shop fronts and first floors, years, occupied the throne of one of and in some cases even more. Many of the most enlightened, progressive and those, who had selected locations the powerful nations the earth has ever night before, remained in them until known, during which time civilization morning in order to hold them. has advanced and enlightenment has The procession was composed of three been extended in a degree unprece divisions. The first consisted of eleven dented in the history of the world. She carriages containing Indian visitors and a
a quiet, amiable, cultured girl, few German noblemen. Then followed attached to domestic life; she has been three carriages of the relatives of the made monarch of upwards of three hun Queen, four carriages of royal guests, dred and fifty millions of people, over fourteen carriages of the Queen's relawhom she has reigned in graceful tives and their attendants, and then majesty, and by whom she has been came eleven carriages of the Queen's honored with almost universal pride and immediate procession. Each carriage love.
was attended by outriders and a guard The day marking the fifty-first year of of honor of the Horse Guards, varying Her Majesty's reign, which had been set in number according to the rank of the apart for her jubilee, was looked for occupants. All were state coaches in
comprising all of those among the royal visitors who were not connected
gorgeous display. The horses were of Among these were: the King of Denthe most beautiful, those drawing the mark, the King and Queen of the BelQueen's carriage being of a beautiful gians, the King of Saxony, the King of cream color; and all of them were the Hellenes, the Crown Prince of Auscovered with heavy harness trimmed tria, the Crown Prince of Portugal, the with red plush hangings, which fell in Crown Prince of Greece, the Crown graceful curls across their manes. The Princess of Austria and the Grand Duke coachmen wore heavy gold-laced liveries, of Mechlenburg-Strelitz. tight kneebreeches, and white silk stock The most showy part of the pageant, ings, and occupied a box covered with of course, was the division including the gold trimmed hammer cloth.
Queen, which next followed. ImmeThe Indian Princes, comprising the diately preceding Her Majesty were first division of the procession, were all in ten carriages occupied by the ladies in open carriages, and wore a great amount waiting, the Princesses of the royal of rare jewelry. With the exception of family and the principal officials of the the turban, however, they did not appear court. The gentlemen were in full court in native dress. Mahranee of Kuch Behar dress, the ladies wore visiting dresses attracted great attention from her grace of light color. The Queen occupied the ful bowing and evident pleasure at the eleventh carriage of this division, and honors given these visitors. She wore was preceded by a detachment of Ina gold embroidered costume, while her dian troops detailed from the Bengal swarthy face was set off by a snowy cavalry. Her Majesty sat alone upon white veil, which fell in filmy folds over the back seat of the carriage, with a her dress.
large boquet of flowers lying on the A feature of the day was the drive of vacant seat by her side. She wore a three little daughters of the Duke of black satin dress, with a white Irish Edinburgh down the line of procession. lace shawl, with shamrock figures broThese three little girls, the youngest
caded upon it, round her shoulders. about seven years of age, the oldest Upon her head she wore a small white about fourteen, sat together on the back lace bonnet interwoven with a network seat of an open carriage, clad in white of large diamonds; and upon her breast brocaded silk dresses, broad brimmed,
was pinned the broad blue ribbon of the white straw hats, trimmed with white Garter. In her hand she carried a small ribbon, which fell loosely upon their black sunshade. She appeared to be in flowing blond hair. They bowed to the
a very pleasant frame of mind, and right and left with such gravity and
bowed to the right and left in response grace to the crowd, that they received as to the numerous cheers. The Princess much cheering as did their grandmother of Wales and Princess Victoria'of GerQueen, who came down the line of march
many Her Majesty's oldest daughter and a short time afterward.
wife of the Crown Prince of Germany, Following the Indian Princes and sat on the seat in front. As a royal Princesses, were the Japanese and Sia
guard, Her Majesty's carriage was premese visitors and the Queen of the Sand
ceded by nine princes on horseback wich Islands. The latter rode in a close
three abreast. These were the grandcarriage, reserving the display of her
sons, sons and sons-in-law of the Queen. magnificent toilet and her dusky charms
They were the Grand Duke Sergius of for the parade down the nave of West
Russia, Prince Albert Victor of Wales, minster Abbey. This division of the
Crown Prince William of Prussia, Prince procession was followed by a Field Henry of Prussia, Prince George of
Wales, the hereditary Prince of Hesse, Next came a line of fifteen carriages
Prince of Saxe-Meiningen, the Prince
and Prince Louis of Battenberg. Then with the royal family by marriage.
came the five sons-in-law. &. These were
Marshal's Guard of Honor.
Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, the Crown Prince of Germany, the Grand Duke of Hesse, Prince Henry of Battenberg and the Marquis of Lorne. The Marquis of Lorne met with an accident soon after the procession started. His horse bolted with him and he was thrown to the ground, his head striking the sidewalk. He recovered himself almost immediately. But was so much shaken up by his fall that he did not continue to the abbey in the procession, but went by a private way.
The venerable Westminster Abbey was completely transformed. Its sombre recesses were filled in with staging and raised galleries, covered with dull red cloth, until what is one of the finest church interiors in the world resembled that of a theatre. Seats were arranged so that all along the nave could be seen only the procession of royalties entering and departing from the church. The organ loft shut off the view of the remainder of the church, occupied by the Queen and her attendants. After her arrival this part of the church was given up to the city dignitaries, army and navy people and friends of the officials. Every official was in court uniform. Upon the left of the nave was the place assigned to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen. They came in early, preceded by two graywigged footmen carrying the Lord Mayor's golden mace. The Lord Mayor wore a long red robe, the collar of which was trimmed with fur. Ten ex-Lord Mayors wearing similar robes, sat at his left. The aldermen, who sat back of them, wore long blue robes, trimmed in similar style. Just beyond them were the High Sheriffs, some twelve in number, wearing black velvet steel-trimmed court suits.
Opposite to them were the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, the Burgesses of Westminster and representatives of the Board of Works. Beyond them were solid backs of red-coated army officers contrasting with the blue naval uniforms and the light silk toilets of the ladies with them. On the ground floor there
man who did not have some striking court dress. The blues,
gold laces and furs of these dresses made a medley of rich color against the dark yellow, dingy gray of the abbey walls. Ascending, the first line of galleries presented the same kaleidoscope of color against the rich dull red of the galleries. This first great gallery, be. ginning some thirty feet from the floor, ran all the way around the church under the triforium. On the windows near the roof were openings which had been made for guests. Underneath these windows wire nettings were strung to prevent the dropping of any small articles on the heads below. Across the end of the nave were three galleries. The last was directly under the roof. From its enormous height a complete view of the abbey could be obtained, but the height was too great to distinguish faces. It was in this gallery that the representatives of British workmen were stowed away.
The organ-loft was occupied by the organist and musicians and members of the press. Here also were four State trumpeters, who sounded a fanfare when the Queen entered the church. These trumpeters wore black velvet caps with enormous heavy peaks, Their coats were gold, barred with scarlet, and with a heavy brocaded “V. R.” and crowns upon the backs and breasts of their coats. They wore white breeches and patent leather boots. From their silver bugles hung silken squares, upon which was embroidered the coat-of-arms of England.
On the procession nearing the abbey the troops saluted, guns were fired, the bells of the churches rang out merry peals, and flags were run up, the cheer. ing being continued until the Queen had passed into the west door. After passing through the vestibule Her Majesty was conducted to the grand dais under the lantern tower. She was surrounded by thirty-three members of the royal family. The scene in the abbey when the Queen entered was dazzling. Ten thousand people were seated. They all rose. The women discarded their wraps and revealed the full splendor of their beauty and attire.