Atchison Globe (Newspaper) - December 26, 1877, Atchison, Kansas THE GLOBE. A Daily Evening Poster Devoted to Gab and Gossip, and Paid Locals, PRICE. TWO (ENTS. ATCHISON. ES.. DECEMBER iii. h77. VOL. I NO. ii Henry Ward Beecher on Hell. We once had the ploa-ure of hearing Bob Ingersoll lecture oil ••Ghosts." We wen' carried away by his eloquence and almost persuaded to believe in his arguments, which appeared tons sound and logical. It is needless to say that he utterly scouted the idea of the divinity of tile Bible. In fact, he characterized it, from beginning to end. as a book of fables, written bv Wiley and unscrupulous priests. We left the lecture hall in a sort of maze. Such ideas we had never before heard advanced. We had never read Tom Paine'* "Age of Reason" or any other iii tide] work, and were therefore not i • * * '“• thoroughly posted in iulidel logic. The lecture, we must confess, made a deep impression upon us. But a few weeks after we had tile good fortune to hear Bishop Foster. With convincing argument he proved the Bible to be the inspired word of God. He scattered to t he four winds the many ••reasons*’ urged against that book by the infidel. With burning words of eloquence he portrayed the sufferings of Christ and His love and compassion for mankind. Never beton* were we so moved by the power of eloquence. We left the lecture hall a convert to the eminent doctor's views of eternity. We took up our long-neglected Bible and endeavored to fortify ourself in the faith. We succeeded. We were more convinced than ever that this world is not the final abiding place of man. Not only were we convinced that there is a glorious heaven (more glorious even than that portrayed by the Bishop), but a hell more dark and terrible than Dante's. But what does Henry Ward Beecher do bur come along and tell us that there is no hell. the Bible to the contrary notwithstanding. Head below what he has to say : “It \va» said Adam was fronted perfect. It \v;esalso s ud that Adam sinned, and that, in eonseqiienre of that -in, the whole human race fell, the numbers of the human race were actually beyond computation, and for thousand', and thousands and thousands of years they had been horn into the world, had lived and struggled, and finally died, and gone—where? lf.you tell me that they have all prone to heaven, im answer w ill he that such a sweeping of mud into heaven wo ii I detile its purity, and I cannot accept that. If you tell me that they have gone to hell, then I swear lr, the bord Jesus < brist, whom I have sworn to worship forever, that you w ill make an infidel of me. 'I he doctrine that (.od has been for thousands of yi ns peopling this earth with human beings, during a period three-fourths of which was not illuminated by an altar or a churel!, and in places w here a A few years ago this would have been pronounced rank heresy. Twenty years ago I Diversali*m was looked upon almost as suspiciously tis infidelity. A few years ago Prof. Swing had a church trial for boldly declaring iii i favor of universal infant salvation. And j now comes Mr. Beecher and declares I against hell, although Im* does not believe iii universal salvation. At this rate. I how long will it lie before < hiistianity passes away and infidelity takes it" _ place? ; _ We tire puzzled what to believe, in-: No Bank Failure in Chicago, gersoll savs there i* no hell nor heaven, I * i - Bishop Foster says there is ti hell and ; heaven, ti I iii now comes the most clo- ! Stanley Discovers the Souice of BY LIGHTNING! A Railroad Runs Over a Bridge. Three Men Die in Minnessota from Sun-Stroke. (jlieut and eminent divine in the land and says t here is no hell. But he does not believe that till men will be saved, j Now what does he propose to do with I the ••mud" that he objects to defiling I the purity of heaven? What cloes he I propose to do with tin* nim* hundred million sinners now inhabiting the I globe? Certainly he cannot annihilate | * * them, for annihilation is the main in-! tide! theory. The cardinal doctrine,! of Christianity is that all souls are im- ; mortal. But Mr. Beecher dissents, i Ile thinks it is not to be presumed that God is going to people the world with —that is to say—people the world—I Oh. we give* it up. Let theologians I discuss tin* subject. They can do it to I better advantage and more to their own . satisfaction. But we should like to know if Mr. Beecher has not placed j himself before tin* world a* a cross between :i ITiiversalist and an infidel. Another Frog-Pond The Moon About to Suffer the Agonies of an Occult. Professor Tice Predicts Some More Weather. Conkling Stigmatizes Another. Gordon as A good-looking servant girl, named I Incline Bond, lead* a leading Protestant clergyman of Montreal into her siiiire, and *educe* him. The malicious and wicked female is now in a house ol prostitution leading a gay life. while the poor preacher is at home bathed in bittor tears and filled with remorse. —The cold weather and thriving snow storm have caused great distress and los> of lite near Bucharest, and nothing can be learned concerning Russian troops and Turkish prisoners en route from Plevna, who were caught on tin* march. Snow has ceased falling in the vicinity of krzeronm. facilitating Russian operations, and it is believed the siege of the stronghold w ill soon begin, as the < /.ar’* forces are overwhelming, aud infantry are advancing into the plain. Half of the Egyptian contingent, to reenforce the Turks, left Alexandria yesterday morning. Russian Army Headquarters are shortly to he transferred, from Bogot to Selvi. It is now know n that the Houmuniuu.s w ill not cross the Balkans, hut w ill do garrison duty aud co-operate vviih the Servians against Widdin. A U. S. Frigate Wrecked Within 30 Yards of a Life-Saving Station. Other Mighty Interesting Miscellany. Miscellaneous Items. To a friend who saw bim in the -lek room recently. Samuel Bowles slid : ••Nothing i' the matter with me but thirty-five year* of hard work." A directory of I In* ••elite of Brooklyn" has been published. It contains 17,(HH) mum contains 11M,(HK) names. Pretty nearly one to (Very seven, therefore, is an -elite." Commodore Vanderbilt- has materialized and gives this advice through tin* Graphic: -Spend your money as you go tdong, all of you. Borrow as much as you can and spend that. Don't lay up a cent—unless you want everybody to know all about the inhumation of your speculum aud the abnormal contraction of your peritonitis." An editor rushed into the composing room lo expostulate w ith a printer who Etc., Etc., Etc. I 'n Ii forma vast po] a i la I ion of those people are yet with- j } i;H j altered his manuscript. -Why do out that lijrhf, is to transform the. Almighty into a monster more hideous than Satan him self, and I swear by all that is .'acred that I will ne\er worship satan, though he should appear dressed iii royal robes and seated on the throne of Jehovah. Men may say, ‘You w ill not go to heaven.’ A heaven pre-ided over by 'itch a demon as that, who has been peopling this world w ith millions of human being' and then sweeping them into hell, not like dead flies, hut without taking the trouble ex en to kill them, and gloating and laughing over their eternal misery, is not such a heaven as I want togo to. The doctrine i> too horrible I cannot believe it, and I wont. I bex say the saints in heaven are so happy that they do not mind the torments of the d i'm tied in hell. But what sort of saints must they be who could be happy while looking down upon the honors of the bottomless pit ? I bey don’t mind. They’re safe; they’re happy. What would the mother think of the I ti-year (laughter who, when her infant was lying dead in the holist*, should come dancing and singing into the parlor and exclaim, ‘Oh, I’m so happy, mother; I don’t ca re for the (leatI baby in tin collin!’ Would she not be shocked? And so with this doctrine! And, by the blood of ( brist, I denounce it: by the wounds in his hands ami his feet, J abhor it; by his groans and agony, J abhor and denounce it as the most hideous nightmare of theology .' ’ — The crop prospect* in were never better. —Robert G. Fat rot. inventor of the whereas tile regular directory gun of that name. aug yr spell. —The red-ribbon wave crossed the j Mississippi river in n ftat-hoat ye*tet-day. —'Two hundred and twenty-seven thousand pounds went into the Bank of England on balance yesterday. —The -cruel bullet'’ accidentally takes tile lite of Win. G. Pry tie’s wife and child, a Memphis detective. —'The Nez Perce* Indians at Leaven-j worth celebrated Christmas with a war ) dance and other idiotic ceremonies. —The wile of Mayor Bowman, of St. Louis, accidentally shoots herself with a pistol site carried to intimidate bur-gin is. —-Sealed proposals are invited for *ix miles of grading on the Quincy. Missouri and Pacific railroad, west from Kirksville. —After January 1st trains will again run thro ugli on the Burlington aud Quincy brunch of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy road. —Gen. Sheridan has been notified of the Secretary of War’s approval of the jam take liberties with my copy?’’ -I wanted it to read smoother." -lf you know so confounded much about English. why don’t jam come into the editorial room and w rite leaders?” -Because I make forty dollars a week and editors only get twenty-!!ve and publishers nothing.—San Frisco Paper. When Aimee was traveling from ('hi-(•ago. on her trip east last fall, she had a •Jugular adventure. Her Pullman was next to the express car, in which aas confined a tame I tear belonging to some ; final survey of the military road from street musicians on board. This animal j Bismarck to tin* Black Hills, became loose, and clambering over into j —J. M. Clarke, postmaster at Iler-the diva’s sleeper, crawled sociably into 1 nundo. Mississippi, stopped -by wicked the warm berth occupied bj T her. The | men with mask* on their face.*, and fascinating little dramatic cocktail pro-j robbed of government money, ontly awakened, and in the dark felt the j — The editor of the Yankton Dakota shaggj’ coat of the intruder. ••[ am Herald has been convicted of libel noteing surprise at de sang froid of ze I against Governor Pennington, who, we western mans," she remarked, calmly, | su PP ose * vv *^ now (!at ch a louse. •hut you might at leas't. ik oft your id- ! —The authorities are not certain, hut stair." I are more than half inclined to l>el ie vc Answers to Correspondents. E. F. E.— A es it'* proper to raise your hat to a lady. ll L a Lo polite. ll u vino Hoi sn—We do no believe in gho*ts or spook*, but strychnine put on *mulI piece* of bread will kill rats. 'Try it. I* 11 J.KHA i m—'The jailing lad y jam refer to as a man-hater D nothing of tile kind. lf.she threats Jon as jam say, we'll bm von a last year* goose nest to an elephant that you're a booby. Horn* im Nota;—In answer to jour query a* to why all -the good die young," we suppose they have something the matter with them. We have never known anyone to die of goodue-alone. A Mi- i i v. North Atchison—We don’t know whether the young man jam icier to knows enough to pound sand or not. Hi> winking and blinking at you i* certainly in bad taste, and if von have a big brother, jam might have bim pound the daj lights out of him. Voi’M? manin Lo VK—We cannot at this moment recommend a suitable way to propose, unless ii would be to simply make a frank avowal, and indulge in no moonshine. We are not certain, but have always had an idea that a sensible girl would become disgusted were a man to fall on his knees mid grab her bauds. Young men in novels always propose that way, hut we believe a later fashion is to turn the lamp way, way (low ii. and trust to luck. ,,,, “TTT” • T , ~ . . that the Russian troops sent from lie small boy with a drum i* abroad j pievna with-prisoner*, are buried some- ill the land. where in the snow. prisoner* and all. New York “views with alarm,"a* the polit Seal plattform say*, tin* possibility of the diversion of grain and provision* shipped at < hicago for export, and going by New Grlean* rather than by New York. The Tim*# says : -'Tin.-import trade has become so slight an clement in the calculation* of steamship companies, and the relative superiority OI New York as a port of entry has been so much reduced, that the competition of son ti tern port.* i* likely to become, every jear more formidable. The inadequacy of <#ur terminal facilities, and the petty extortions to which shippers are exposed in this port, are proving very expensive results of our lack ol public spirit." Chicago may soon find itself lamenting if New Orleans prove an available outlet for the Northwest, tor the Mississippi may become a highway, arid Chicago vvhi*rie.