VOL. 1 NASHOTAH HOUSE, JUNE, 1884. NO. 8.
"January 26th, 1849.--Attended Faculty meeting; agreed that if more money does not come in, all buildings, improvements, and walks shall be suspended for a year.
January 30th.--Attended examinations all day at Nashotah.--Essays in chapel and "Adeste Fideles;" examinations by Wheeler in mathematics; very good; by Spafford in languages, and by Prof. Jones in classics. 31st.--All day again at Nashotah; here to dinner; Jones, Wheeler and Richards; Jones very nervous, but a fine scholar."
This year the Academic department was in full operation; many boys from all parts of the state. They none of them lived in the Mission family, but were boarded in the neighborhood under the care of Mr. Breck, who was hoping soon to erect a building for them on the banks of Upper Nashotah some distance north of the present chapel. The preparatory department of Nashotah was large, and there were some ten or twelve candidates. "March 5th,--At meeting of Faculty; am to prepare a service for meetings thereof, and questions of self-examination for young men becoming members of Nashotah.
"Nashotah, 29th.--Here Breck; here Adams; Wheeler, concerning his ordination.
"April 13th.--Talk with Breck, who hopes to put up one building this year." End Of April, or first of May, Rev. Mr. Jones left Nashotah.
"May 1st.--Attended a class on Pulpit Eloquence at Nashotah. An extra meeting of Faculty, when it was decided no boy could be admitted to Academy without paying $125 per annum, and none into the Nashotah family whose mind was not made up in relation to the ministry. June 2nd.--Reading sermons of the candidates. Here Rev. Mr. Halsted and Rev. Mr. Manney. 3rd.--Ordained Homer Wheeler in morning. Clergy present, Breck, Adams, Hall, Halsted and Manney. They and the candidates took tea with me." Extract from pages of "Ministerial Acts:"
"May 29--Nashotah; A. M., Absolution and Blessing (service and sermon by students); attended examinations on Arithmetic, Latin and Greek, P.M., attended examinations on Greek and Algebra; Absolution and Blessing (service and sermon by students).
"May 30--A. M., Absolution and Blessing (service and sermon by students); attended examination in Greek and Latin, P.M. attended examination in Hebrew; Absolution and Blessing (service and sermon by students).
"May 31--A. M., Absolution and Blessing (service and sermon by students); attended examination on the Scriptures, P.M., attended examinations on Systematic Divinity; Abs. and Blessing (service and sermon by students).
"June 1--A. M., Abs. and Bless. (service by students); attended examination on Systematic Divinity. P. M., examination on Grecian History; Abs. and Bless, (service and sermon by students.)
"June 3--Trinity Sunday, A. M. Admitted Homer Wheeler to Deacon's Orders; presented by Halsted and Adams. Sermon by Manney."
The Bishop had been absent on a visitation for six weeks.
"Aug. 13th.--Faculty meeting concerning Sorrenson becoming a teacher and living in Mr. S. Breck's house, to take academic boarders. 15th.--Here Breck about corner stone.
Aug. 16th.--At examination of parish school, P.M., laid corner stone of Nashotah House." This was on the brow of the lake, midway between the present chapel and the site of the old one. The foundations were laid during the time Mr. Breck continued Head. Work was discontinued when he left, and some years after, when Bishop White Hall was built, a small majority of the Trustees preferred the site then chosen to the old one, and the foundation was removed. "Aug. 16. Bap. at the Baptistry, on the lake, the infant of Rev. J. Abercrombie, rector of Waukesha. Many visitors present at these services. November 13th.--Breck wants to leave or return to more special missionary and religious work, giving up the Literary and Academic departments. 14th.--Meeting of Trustees. December 4th and 5th.--Adjourned meeting of Trustees. December 29th.--Here Breck; he starts to-day for the East, chiefly to get a fellow worker; may be absent two or three months, and go even to Charleston, S. C. Jan. 2, 1850.--Several of the preparatory students think of going. All appear to desire a collegiate education, and then come back to study Theology."
Almost every day, when at home, the Bishop mentioned being at prayers at Nashotah, and attending to various duties there. On the 3rd of Jan. is the item: "Received Rev. Azel D. Cole from Michigan to Wisconsin." Mr. Cole had accepted the parish at Racine. On March 3rd the Bishop was at Racine. "Preached at night and confirmed six. Cole is hunting up communicants; found two English ones to-day; thinks by Convention there will be 80. All are greatly delighted and pleased with Cole; mild, judicious, faithful.
"February 18th.--Breck writes he wishes to resign and go to Minnesota. Meeting of Akerly, Adams and me about Nashotah; agree to let Breck off, to have an early meeting of Trustees, to keep on with the Theological department. 26th.--Met the candidates and proposed to them to be a community among themselves." (Mr. Adams was carrying on his full Theological department, acting as pastor and Head, and conducting all the business, with the aid of Mr. Schetky, who had been Mr. Breck's book-keeper, etc. Daily prayers and weekly communion have never ceased from the first.) "27th.--A letter from the candidates, agreeing to my plan. May 23rd.--The Trustees met nearly all day at Nashotah. Encouraged by the statements and promises of Mr. Breck, we hope our income will be $3000 per annum, and that we can sustain 19 candidates, a President at $500 and a Professor at $350, with a house and lands to each. We dined at Adams' and our tea there too, with all the candidates. Cole arrived to dinner, and we unanimously elected him President; he will take it into consideration. We attended prayers twice at the chapel. May 24th.--Attended examinations of middle class; Schetky, Barton, Battin and Bingham. Prayers; meeting of Trustees, and adjourned to Milwaukee, 6th of June, to meet Breck. 25th.--An address from Dr. Shelton to the students.
"June 4th.--Here Breck and two of his clerical companions. The two stay with me; he and his sister go on to his brother's. 6th.--Mr. and Mrs. Cole visit Nashotah. June 12th. Convocation at Kenosha. 13th.--Ordained Richards, Senior class, Deacon, Adams presenting, and Rev. Mr. McNamara to Priest's Orders. Trustees met at 5 p. M, and Cole accepts.
"June 16, 1850.--Mr. Breck preached a farewell sermon at the chapel, the churches at Lisbon and Waukesha being closed to allow their congregations to attend. 18th.--Here Breck, on his way to Minnesota, to bid farewell."
Persons ordained before Mr. Breck left: Rev. G. Unonius; Rev. Messrs. Haff, Keene, Ingraham, Armstrong and Johnston; Rev. Leach. Wheelock and Rev. Mr. Sorrenson; Rev. Mr. Wheeler; Rev. Mr. Richards.
Students when Breck left: Messrs. Schetky, Bingham, Battin and Barton; Messrs. Kemper, Peake and Thompson; Messrs. Green, Goodnough (?) and Brainard (P); Messrs. Patterson, Eugene, and Slemmons.
The Warden of Racine, Dr. Gray, writes thus of his old time friend:
In a general way I know his (Dr. Hobart's) history and work, but not definitely enough, I fear, for your editorial purpose. I know he has been rector successively, (assistant rector) of Trinity Church, New York, of Grace Church, Baltimore (till about the war time), then of a parish in New Jersey, whose name I have forgotten.
It was some time after that, that my own acquaintance and intimacy began. He was my friend and asssistant in Highland work for a while, till he became rector of Trinity Church, Fishkill village, New York, where he is still--an old, ante-Revolutionary parish, but much reduced in size and importance.
I consider the Doctor one of the best read theologians I have ever met; one of the highest minded and most genial gentlemen, one whose worth has not been appreciated in the Church which he has served so long and faithfully, belonging, perhaps, to a generation which is passing away, but at whose feet it would be well for many of us a while to sit, to learn, at least, that good breeding, unbending honor, self-respecting humility and fraternal charity, are most essential points of priestly
I hope you will succeed, my dear Mr. Welles, in getting our dear friend out here for my own sake as well as yours.
Take up the Cross, it is the Light
That shines o'er all thy pathway here;
Its radiance brightens all below
And makes the darkening shadows clear.
Take up the Cross, it is the Guide,
Leading thee on with boundless love,
To mansions of eternal bliss,
A home, with Christ, in heaven above.
Take up the Cross, its perfect Law
Thy soul's defence and surest stay;
Thy refuge from the storms of sin,
Thy strong support through life's drear way.
Take up the Cross, its kingly sway
Earth's widest realms must all confess;
The Cross, triumphant, marks the rule
Of Christ, the Lord, our Righteousness.
Take up the Cross, and follow Him
Whose praises highest angels sing;
Take up the Cross, it is for thee
A Light and Guide, a Law and King.
The Bishop of the Diocese writes:
"It is now more than thirty years since the Venerable Archdeacon Kirkby, whose picture we present this month to the readers of the SCHOLIAST, sailed into York Harbor, on the shore of Hudson Bay, to enter upon his wonderful career as a missionary, covering a period of 28 years, throughout the vast region from the Bay to Alaska. It was a great pleasure to welcome him to Nashotah, representing, as he did, our own General Missionary Society, and bringing with him, in word and act, the tone and character of the glorious missionary spirit of the Church of England. To listen to his account of labors in that vast empire of Indian tribes where life is a continual battle with the vigorous Arctic winter, is like listening to a chapter from the records of the mission work of the primitive Church, and in no place could tales of Christian heroism have recital in the midst of scenes more entirely fitting than at Nashotah. The share which Dr. Kirkby kindly and generously took in the commemoration and Commencement services of St. Peter's Day, added greatly to their interest; and those who met him at Nashotah, or elsewhere in Wisconsin, will especially value the artist's most excellent reproduction of his features.
Bishop Bedell in his Address says:
"We have lost another faithful man of God, the Rev. Nathaniel Rue High. He entered this Diocese in 1862, and remained steadily at his post as rector of St. John's Church in this city of Toledo, until his death, holding a foremost place in our honorable list of continuous residence. At his death he was the oldest resident rector in the Diocese, having been twenty-two years in charge of St. John's. This city of Toledo knows his worth. The poor of Toledo knew the value of his ministrations. His devoted congregation know better than anyone outside the parsonage, the measure of his sacrifices, and the fullness of that self-consecration by which he encouraged their struggle and enabled them to continue it. No greater evidence of ministerial devotion has been given within the circle of my experience, than his contest against steadily failing health, continuing to preach and minister the Sacraments until he could not any longer stand, and of late years frequently interrupted even in the pulpit or the chancel by those attacks which gradually drained his system of its blood and which often stopped his speech. No such sight has been seen in my recollection as when, for the last time, he entered his beloved church--his last Sunday on earth. He was carried by his faithful vestry from his bed to a couch in-the chancel, and there, at intervals, as his life was gradually fading away, ministered to his people of the sacred things of GOD, and administered the Holy Sacrament. He was carried back to his bed to die, and is at peace with the Saviour whom he loved.
"Few understood the sources of his cares and the measures of his sorrows. He was reticent concerning them, not by nature, but from principle. He had consecrated himself to bear whatever trial or hardship the Lord should call him to. And although we loved each other tenderly, not even his Bishop knew all his grief."
Without doubt the pleasantest feature of the pleasant and profitable year just past, was St. Peter's Day with its own exercises, and those of the day previous. Indeed it is doubtful if since the foundation of our House there have been many occasions more enjoyable through and through, and in every way encouraging. The very air seemed to partake of the good spirit. The weather was all that could be desired; the attendance, though somewhat diminished by St. Peter's Day falling on Sunday, was fair, and, what is more, was very representative, as will be seen.
Much interest in the proceedings was manifested on every hand, two daily journals of the neighboring large cites, the Milwaukee Sentinel and the Chicago Times, furnishing very good detailed accounts. The Church papers, also, are giving more or less notice to the day.
There are a number of things of which we will speak as occasion offers. Suffice it now to say that the spirit which pervaded everything was thoroughly loyal and praiseworthy. That real deep enthusiasm seemed present, which invariably proves the harbinger of re-awakening power, and of a realization of a future in store for us. Well may Nashotah, like a giant refreshed with wine, go forth in her strength.
The interest and zeal of those in charge of the day, can not be too heartily commended. To them was due, in a great measure, the perfect order in which everything naturally came. The President has already received, we understand, some seven or eight applications for the incoming Junior class, a number of them men from St. Stephen's, Annandale, N. Y.
At six o'clock on Saturday, the 28th, a party of seventy-five or eighty attended the reception of Dr. and Mrs. Adams, at their home on Lower Nashotah Lake. The supper was on the lawn, and to say that it was Mrs. Adams', is enough. It was very gratifying to see the hostess well enough to do the honors of the occasion. The names of those in attendance will be found elsewhere.
At nine o'clock the whole party, with many others from the neighborhood, adjourned to the Indian Ampitheatre, in the rear of Bishop White Hall to be present at the class fire. The grounds about were brilliant with Chinese lanterns, kindly given by F. Bloodgood, Jr. Shorly after nine the match was applied, and Mr. Jacobson's fire blazed up splendidly, and a romantic scene it made. The class song, to the tune of Auld Lang Syne, was then given with zest. It has a real swing about it, and does honor to its author and his class.
We'll gather round Nashotah's flame
And sing farewell to-night,
For the course is done, the race begun,
The battle for the right.
And now, Nashotah, fare thee well,
Thou peaceful, hallowed ground,
We'll love thee well where'er we go,
And tell thy name around.
In olden days the red men built
Their fires within this dale,
And spurred themselves to bloody deeds
With many a boastful tale.
The scene has changed, but warriors still
Are gathered here unsought,
To tell of deeds of valor done
And Christian battles fought.
The wood burns like the fiery zeal
That stirred our Founders' souls;
So may our eyes blaze with the Light
That pierces to the poles.
Martyrs and Saints have yielded up
Their lives in flames like these;
So may we, Lord, yield up our souls,
In faith, that victory sees.
R. H. W., JR.
All the efforts of this memorable evening were warmly, we may say enthusiastically, received, as well they deserved to be.
The Rev. Patrick Burke, of the graduating class, then delivered the address. Having cordially welcomed those present and expressed the hope that the Class Day exercises, inaugurated that evening by the class of '84, would be continued by succeeding graduating classes so long as Nashotah House existed,--"and that would be so long as grass grows and water runs, in other words to the end of time"--he said:
"The sentiments expressed in the song, which has been just now sung, remind us of the days when the red man trod these grounds, and hunted over them, and kindled here his fire. On this spot, and in all the beautiful region that surrounds it, rose one uninterrupted wilderness, lovely and beautiful, it is true, in its native wildness, spread out in rich profusion and variety by the Creator's hand; but industry had not yet reached it; it was unbroken by the labours of civilized men. But to-day, how changed! And this fire, around which you are gathered this evening symbolizes for us, the graduating class of '84, that flame of holy zeal which should, and which, I trust, does animate us as we are about to enter the Master's vineyard to do the Master's work. It was the same fire of holy zeal which burned so brightly in the breasts of the founders of Nashotah House, that prompted them to come here when Nashotah was in the wilderness, to plant on these grounds, now hallowed and sanctified by memories and associations of the past, the standard of the Cross, to build a church in which the praises of GOD might be sung and His Holy Name worshipped and glorified, to preach the glad tidings of great joy not only here, but to the people in the surrounding country also. And I may here incidentally allude to another fire, remotely connected it is true, nevertheless connected with the foundation of Nashotah. At all events it is intimately connected with the conversion to Christianity of Ireland, the birth-place of one of Nashotah's founders, the Rev. Dr. Adams. You are aware that when St. Patrick, the great apostle of Ireland, was on his way from Ulster to the south of the Island, he reached the plains of Meath on Easter eve. Here he resolved to spend the night, and his companions accordingly lighted a fire, probably to prepare their food. But it so happened, that at this time the Irish chieftains were assembled at the celebration of one of their religious services at Tara, whose halls Ireland's national poet, Tom Moore, has immortalized in song. It was the law and custom that no one should light a fire that day, till the fire was first lighted at Tara. This law St. Patrick ignorantly violated, and when King Leogaire, the Irish monarch, heard the fact, he was alarmed. Who could this brave, courageous man be, who dared to light this fire? His counsellors advised him and urged him to take prompt measures to have that strange fire extinguished. The king at once set out to put the offender of his laws to death. But mark the over-ruling providence of GOD in all things! St. Patrick was invited to preach at the palace of Tara the next day, and with such success that on that memorable Easter morning even some of the royal household were converted to Christianity and baptized. The flame of divine love kindled at Tara soon spread throughout the whole country, and, what cannot be said of any other nation, Ireland was completely converted to Christianity without the shedding of one drop of human blood. And that fire of holy zeal of which I have spoken sent forth those noble Irish missionaries in the sixth and seventh and eighth centuries to preach the good news in distant lands. Caring nothing for the dangers of the deep, they crossed the Irish and English Channels, and crossing over Prance they erected churches and schools and monasteries in Switzerland, and on the sunny slopes even of Italy. And it was that same zeal that brought to these historic grounds, more than forty years ago, Hobart, Breck and Adams. Happy union of Ireland and America!
"And from these grounds, thus consecrated by the memories of the past, the graduating class of '84 now go forth with mingled feelings of regret and hope--of regret that we are about to leave this quiet and peaceful and beautiful retreat; of hope for the future of Nashotah House. I believe that there is a grand future in store for Nashotah and her work, and for the Church Catholic in' this land. I have said Catholic, for I don't like the word "Protestant;" and if ever I shall have the honor of being sent as a deputy to the General Convention, I will vote and speak and work in favor of omitting the words "Protestant Episcopal" from the title page of the Prayer Book. Let us call ourselves the Catholic Church in America, which is destined to gather within its embrace the whole American Nation.
"And now we are about to separate from our dear Alma Mater, from the Faculty who have watched over us with such loving and paternal solicitude, from our fellow students."
Mr. Burke then paid an affectionate tribute of praise to the Faculty, and to Rev Dr. Cole, the President, whose absence at this time he so much regretted. He expressed the hope that the Doctor's mission would be successful, and the fond wishes of his heart realized ere long in the full endowment of Nashotah House. He then spoke of the unity and friendship which existed among his fellow students, and concluded thus:
"Well may we say to-night, "Ecce quam bonum et jucundum est fratres, habitare in unum.' May that cord of love and friendship and brotherly feeling which has knit and bound us together in the past, grow stronger and stronger as time goes on, until it be finally cemented in the world to come, there never to be broken. As Ireland and America were blended and united together in Nashotah's foundation, so in the graduating class of '84 are bound together England, Wales, Ireland and America. May we be worthy not only of our respective nations, but also of that Church whose ministers and priests we are about to be."
One very pleasant feature of Mr. Burke's speech was his "bull:" "I am an Irishman (and then as if to prove it) and one of Ireland's [Nashotah's (?)] founders was an Irishman."
It was a sight which we who witnessed will probably never forget, when the Venerable Archdeacon stood by the grand old oak ready to address us, his bright good face fairly gleaming in the light of the fire which blazed brightly before him.
How many times, we could not help thinking, had this noble man been before such a fire, far away in the northern wilderness under very different circumstances. Like the others he was frequently interrupted by heartfelt cheering and applause. In substance he said:
"When, 20 years ago, I was called to give my first missionary address in the old country at one of the missionary gatherings, the Bishop was anxious to begin at seven o'clock and to be off at nine. He asked the senior missionary how long he would like to talk, to which the reverend gentleman replied, 'I have been thirty-three years a missionary, and I think you must allow me an hour for a year.' Having been twenty-eight years I could hardly promise an hour for a year."
Instead of speaking of Nashotah, of which he knew but little, the camp fire, around which we all were gathered, would take him back to his wilderness life and the happy gatherings witnessed there.
His first night in the wilderness, thirty-two years back, was around such a fire. One hundred Indians were lying about, having charge of the boat in which he was to journey from Hudson Bay to Red River. And when his young wife saw this was to be her camping place, among these fierce looking Indians with tomahawks and war paint, "She was scared out of her seven senses." Since then, during those twenty-eight years in the wilderness, some of their happiest days were spent around the camp fire, with those very Indians.
In addressing students concerning missionaries and pioneers in the wilderness, instead of speaking of himself he would rather tell of four representative men, pioneers in our still greater wilderness in the northwest.
First, the educationalist, the noble Bishop of Rupert's Land, than whom a braver spirit does not exist, fellow of Sidney Sussex, Cambridge. He remains a bachelor that he may retain his fellowship, and so have the greater sum to devote to his darling scheme of education. He is determined that sons of the soil should be educated on the soil, and so educated as to hold their own before the advancing wave of Anglo-Saxon power that is coming in upon them from all sides, and he is doing it.
He is also determined to make St. John's College a power for good throughout the whole northwestern territories, and is doing that too. A true Nashotah has he established in that wilderness, and the young men graduated hold the best positions throughout the land; one of them, for instance, is prime minister of Manitoba to-day.
Second, take another; the second representative man who sits around his camp fire in the wilderness, is the Bishop of Saskatchewan, a man whom it is dangerous to meet if your pocket is full of money; be there little or much, it proves impossible to keep it from him. It was he whom the late Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Tait, at a great missionary meeting introduced facetiously, after vainly trying to remember his name, as the Bishop of Catch-all-you-can." A more appropriate name could hardly have been given. The Living Church and other Church papers have recently recounted his success in England, whither he has gone to raise the Episcopal Endowment Fund for all time. After completing this he hopes to get his school on the same permanent footing. "He will do it, I sincerely believe."
Third of the noble workers would be the Bishop of Moosonee. 34 years of faithful labors has he given to the field over which he presides He it is who has done so much towards putting the Word of GOD into the hands of the natives by his Mabic characters. He has a marvellous gift of language, but, for all that, in his early days sometimes made mistakes. The Indians, though always very polite, burst into a laugh when Bp. Horden on one occasion was telling them of Eve's creation. After service the Bishop said rather sternly: "Why was it that so many of you laughed in church?" "Because you told us that Eve was made out of one of Adam's tobacco pipes." The Archdeacon's description of an incident at this point was full of interest: The Indians were taken with printing on the pages, so the Bishop promised them books in their own language, and sent the copy to the Church Missionary Society, England. The Indians watched for the return of the big ship with eagerness. When it came it brought a large box addressed to the bishop. He had it taken to his home, and opening it expected to find all the books;--there was not a book in it; but instead there were cranks and handles, composing-sticks and rollers, etc., and a note from the Society: "Print them for yourself." So, though he knew nothing about printing, he went at it, and, it is needless to say, was amazingly successful.
In many places in his diocese not a single heathen is left, all natives having been received into the Church--Crees, Ojibway, Chipewayans, Esquimaux,--all under his fatherly, fostering care. Solitary indeed are his labours, and in a letter just received he told the speaker, that to visit a point in his diocese he walked six days in order to hold a confirmation, and in that time did not see a single house or individual. Delightful was the reception when he reached the destination, and fifty young Indian men and maidens were confirmed by him--all that were of suitable age--and so the comforts of GOD are given to him in his solitude.
Fourth, is the devoted, self-denying Bishop of Athabasca, whose diocese is as large as Europe, taking in the Athabasca district, Mackenzie River, and even Alaska. Alaska itself is one-sixth the size of the United States, with a coast line of 2500 miles. For some years he was the Archdeacon's companion in labour at Fort Simpson, on the Machezie River. None could tell his devotion to his work there. He thought of everything and everybody except himself. On one occasion he left Archdeacon Kirk-by in the winter with the thermometer 40 degrees below zero to visit the Indians of the Great Bear Lake, with whom he sojourned six months. Returning in a hot, broiling July day with the same clothes he. had worn when going away in the winter, so dilapidated had his clothes become that two pairs of trowsers had to be made to do the service of one ("even then the holes came opposite each other") and a green blanket was thrown around his shoulders to hide the rents of his coat.
His devotion to the Indians and to the Indians' wants occupied all his thoughts. This was in his missionary days, yet since his elevation to the episcopate he (the speaker) was quite sure that neither his generosity nor industry have failed, and all that labour and prayer can do for his extensive diocese surely will be done.
"These are thoughts, young friends, that around the camp fire seem best fitted to inspire you with the same holy devotion to the Master's work, wherever your future lot may be. I would not underrate the difficulties you may meet with even here, where there is so much more of comfort than a wilderness has furnished for us, but with the Word of GOD in your hands, containing as it does such a storehouse of promise, you need not fear. Be brave, holy, relying on the faithful word of your Blessed Master, Who before sending out the first heralds of His Kingdom, said: 'All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth, go ye therefore,' go anywhere, go everywhere, go always."
While some of us stood round the fire with him the Archdeacon told us a beautiful Indian tradition which he applied wonderfully to the scene we had just witnessed. It seems that after losing her husband the faithful Indian wife keeps vigil about a forest camp fire continually for months, believing that her dear one sees her, and that his joy in the happy hunting grounds is quickened by knowledge of her devotion. In the same way may we think of Nashotah's dear ones, the blessed spirits of founders and benefactors for whom we daily pray, thanking GOD and watching us as we keep vigil about the class fire of dear '84.
We heartily concur with the suggestion that the large oak by which the speakers stood, be known henceforth as "The Archdeacon." It is a grand old specimen, and its name will recall some of the pleasantest memories of the Commencement of '84.
When Dr. Kirkby resumed his seat, standing in his place among the Trustees, the Bishop of Fond du Lac said that he was requested, in behalf of the Trustees present, to express their gratification at the interest displayed by the graduating class in their Alma Mater, and at the special form which that interest had assumed. To gather about a camp fire under the trees at Nashotah was more than the recalling the memories of the red men that not long ago in the past, were in the habit, probably, of doing the same thing in the same place. It was more than the suggestion of a watch-fire for those who at any moment might be summoned to perilous conflict or death. Fire is a symbol that in the rapidity and subtlety of its action typifies spiritual rather than material activities. No doubt the devout mind this evening had more than once thought of the cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night that went before GOD'S people of old, or of that wonderful fire that in the form of tongues lighted on the Apostles' heads at the great Pentecost. Venerable customs had their origin in some happy thought like this for the Class Day commemoration. Perhaps this might be repeated in other years without loss of interest or meaning. At any rate the burning pile before them might suggest the offering of a perfect sacrifice, which every minister of Christ ought to make of himself for his GOD, as well as the glowing love for their common Master and for each other, which he trusted dwelt in the hearts of those so soon to go forth from these quiet halls, and in the hearts of those who would stay.
Then followed the hymn, "For All Thy Saints," and the benediction by the Bishop of the Diocese.
The evening proved favorable for the exercise. It was a little chilly, and there was just wind enough to carry the smoke away, so that we got all the pleasure of the fire with none of its unpleasant features. All withdrew gradually from a scene which had proved as delightful as picturesque. The suggestion of the class fire was due to Prof. Riley, who is to be congratulated on his unique idea, and its extremely successful realization.
ST. PETER'S DAY.
Bishop Brown celebrated at the seven o'clock Eucharist, assisted by the Rev. T. M. Riley.
Large numbers entered the chapel long before time for the service, coming from the immediate neighborhood and from adjacent cities. The arrangement of the chancel and the altar with its flowers and all, was very tasteful, thanks to the Rev. Mr. Pray, assisted as he was on this occasion by Mr. Jameson. With very few exceptions all the clergy present were robed, and followed the procession from the old chapel. It was led by the Junior class, entering the west doors of the chapel, and singing lustily the processional hymn.
The first portion of Morning Prayer was taken by Prof. Wilson, of Seabury Hall, Faribault, Minn; the first Lesson by the Rev. E. J. Cooke, Northfield, Minn; second Lesson by the Rev. Wm. Francis, Waterdown, Ontario, Canada; the prayers by the Rev. Dr. Elmendorf, of Racine College; the Litany by the Rev. Mr. Livermore, chaplain of Kemper Hall, Kenosha. The degrees were then conferred by Bishop Brown, upon the Rev. Patrick Burke, and upon John Ulric Graf, both of the diocese of Fond du Lac; by Bishop Welles upon the Rev. James Bevan Williams, diocese of Pittsburgh, and the Rev. Reginald Heber Weller, Jr., soon to be in the diocese of Wisconsin. Dr. Adams summoned them as Seniores, and dismissed them as Alumni, We sincerely deplored the absence of another member of the class, Mr. L. H. Schubert, who was obliged to leave us early in the term on account of ill health. His presence would have made the same number in the class as in that of last year. Bishop Brown read the Ante-Communion Service. After the hymn the Venerable Archdeacon Kirkby stepped forward to the railing, directly in front of the congregation, and began his sermon.
THE SERMON. Peter seeing him saith unto Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?--St. John, xxi, 19.
Two things come immediately and prominently forward in the Lord's teaching, FAITH and DUTY, which may be best represented by two words which constantly occur in the Gospel,--come, that is faith, follow, that is duty. Some things may not be easily grasped, but the great crowds that followed JESUS knew what He meant when He told them that except a man deny himself and take up His cross daily and follow Him, he could not be His disciple. Thus great numbers left Him, but those who were to be true to the end followed Him.
With the Saviour, all the blessed beyond, join in telling us to come. You who have come to Him, follow Him. Come to Him you who have not, and when you have come, follow.
The Archdeacon then divided the subject:
I. INSTANCES of those who came to Christ or thought of coming, and of those who followed.
II. What to follow.
III. Whither will it lead now and hereafter?
The aptness of the instances brought out by the preacher was very telling. As Christ is our exceeding great Reward, so is He also our Example. To get an idea of a day's duty, then, we are to look to Him. After one of those days described by the Evangelist, which had been full to the brim with works of love and mercy, JESUS' disciples about to go to the other side of the lake "take Him as He was," tired and weary and faint, dusty and hungry from the fatiguing toil of the day. On the other shore three disciples, representing three great classes of men, speak to the Saviour, and through them, He vouchsafes answers for all time.
(a). "Let me first bid them farewell who are at home at my house" and then "I will follow Thee," says one. But he was one for whom the Lord had immediate use, and so He said, "No man having put his hand to the plough and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of GOD."
(b). "But he said to another, 'Follow Me.' But he said, 'Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.' JESUS said unto him, 'Let the dead bury their dead; but go thou and preach the kingdom of GOD.' "
This, said the preacher, at first sight might seem stern, but we may be sure the Saviour would never do any harsh deed or demand anything wrong. There were those at home on whom was the duty of burying the father, and Christ would have those who come to Him give themselves up absolutely to Him, without reserve and without fear. If He wishes to press them into immediate service, or if He wishes them to bury their dead, in either case, now as then, He lets them know His will.
(c.) Yet another, a scribe, says, "Lord, I will follow Thee whithersoever Thou goest." Enthusiasm not very deep and a lurking ambition to be and do something great, are in this man's mind. JESUS puts him to the test by the answer, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man hath not where to lay His head." How touching this is! How it pierces the inmost recesses of the heart and soul! The Lord of Heaven and Earth hath not where to lay His head. It shows what a thing holy poverty is!
(d.) Next the instance of Levi who was "sitting at the receipt of custom, and He saith unto him, 'Follow Me, and he arose and followed Him," and from his writings how much we know of "the beautiful story of old, when JESUS was here among men." From Levi several incisive lessons were drawn; first, his willingness, "he arose and followed Him," and then the power of kind words, especially when addressed to those who may be despised by the men of this world. Matthew belonged to a hated class. Some, indeed, of the class were cruel and rapacious, but not all. Few pleasant greetings had ever been bestowed upon him. Scowls and scoffs were more usual, but at last One passed by Who was Incarnate Love and Kindness. No doubt Levi had the yearning for a better, holier life; so, when those eyes were upon him, and One spake as having authority, gladly he arose and followed Him.
(e). Lastly, the case of him for whose life and deeds we praise GOD to-day, St. Peter, is exactly to the point. Dr. Kirkby spoke at some length of his call with Andrew by the sea of Galilee to become a fisher of men; of his warm, loving, impulsive nature; of the outward circumstances of his life; of his gradually becoming the leader of the Apostolic College--with the three others, then at the Transfiguration and raising of Jairus' daughter with only St. John and St. James; with St. John at the trial, and finally the power of the keys was given to him individually, in addition to its being given to the Apostles as a whole.
Then came the weakness, and the fall, and the agony of distress. We should thank and bless GOD for it if we have never had the pangs such a nature as St. Peter's had to undergo, after the denial. Think for a moment of the heart-broken man, and then we can realize the superhuman kindness of the Risen Lord, "Go and tell Peter." "Oh, how kind, how thoughtful!"
Once more they are gathered by the lake where Simon and Andrew had first been called. The Lord had built "a fire of coals" which vividly brought to St. Peter's mind'the judgment hall, in which was the fire of coals where he was warming himself when he denied his Saviour with curses.
Unutterably saddened by the thought JESUS speaks to him, calling him not by the title which He had bestowed but by his fisherman's name, "Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me?" Thrice as if to wash out the stain of the shameful three-fold denial, the question is asked; twice answered and finally comes the generous outburst, "Lord, Thou knowest all things; Thou knowestthat I love Thee." And by twenty years of holy, devoted service he proved that love, and ended that glorious course in a martyr's death.
Christ foretold the manner of St. Peter's death. It was probably deep thought on this marvellous prophecy which prompted the words of the text, "Lord, and what shall this man do?"
II. What is it to follow?
(a.) It is to acknowledge practically as well as nominally the authority of JESUS Christ, as our Saviour and our King. "All power is given unto Me in Heaven and in earth." It was the recognition of His authority that Christ demanded in His earthly life,--in all His miracles and good deeds; it is the recognition of that same authority that He demands now for Himself and His Spouse, the Church. He is all-powerful as well as all-holy and all-just. So He speaks with an authority which cannot be gainsaid, and says: "COME."
(b.) And secondly it is to follow His blessed example.
"Hear Him." This is the order of march for all the devoted Saints of GOD; be imitators, be followers, "be ye perfect."
The preacher then alluded with great delicacy and beauty to Nashotah and the Founders. Forty years ago this all was a great wilderness, when those brave young souls who had "heard Him," and were to follow in His footsteps, came out to take their noble stand and fight for Christ. One is still here, toiling on in his great work. The first Lesson, (Ezek. xxxiv.) had a marvellous meaning in connection with the thought of Nashotah: "I will make with them a covenant of peace," "and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness," as they have dwelt for so many years in blessed calm and peace; "and sleep in the woods," as one by one, GOD calls them to their rest. "And I will make them and the places round about My hill a blessing;" them, and wonderfully has He blessed the founders; the placet, Nashotah, that Goo-given means of helping the work of the American Church. "And I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing," as who can doubt that there have been?
Nashotah, is one of the few examples of the Church being the first on the field. It is the only way to win the State to Christ. The Church must go forward. She must be the leader like the Church of old. "What is there to hinder her always being foremost Dr. Kirkby asked. It is not the lack of young men, for there could be thousands more in the priesthood, and yet leave the needful number elsewhere. Nor can it be the absence of wealth; for look at the houses and dresses about us on every hand. Thus he went on to show that there is no real reason. If men will only "hear Him," fired with holy zeal, they would be willing to follow to the uttermost parts of the earth, to be with their Lord and to proclaim His glorious message. This fervor has led to the far "West such unselfish workers as Cochran, Bp. Horden, and many a hero as bold and true as any of old. And are they not doing glorious battle? "At York there is not a single heathen!"
III. Whither will it lead?
"For St. Peter, it was to death. After twenty years of total devoted service he died for that Master Whom in his latter years he had so served.
"For you, I can not tell where He will lead you, and I would not if I could. But we may be sure of this, that it will be more or less to toil and difficulty. We are to walk in His footsteps and to be conformed to His image so that, as He had a suffering path to walk upon, to mutt we. But fear not, be of good courage. Blessed are the compensations to all faithful service, and to all His faithful followers. If testimony be of value more to the cause to which it is given than to the source whence it proceeds, most thankfully and cheerfully and heartily would I witness to the blessedness of His service among the heathen, and if life were to be given me over again most thankfully would I devote it, following Him in the same field and in the same service, but with greater devotion, greater prayerfulness, and greater holiness. Fear not, (to the graduates) there may be sorrow, there may be labor, there may be tears, but "Finding, following, keeping, struggling, is He sure to bless? Saints, Apostles, Prophets, Martyrs, answer: 'Yes.'"
"When a few more years of service shall have gone by, and there shall have been a few more ebbs and flows and miserable shortcomings, then we shall hear the word which won our first love, and the word with which I began my sermon, 'Come, ye Blessed of my Father.' Then, hearing that we shall never want to hear another, but as we pass away we shall hear His gentle, loving voice, 'Come, ye blessed children.""
Some touches and illustrations, as well as certain gestures, (to represent paddling the canoe, or holding up fingers to correspond to the number of persons of whom he chanced to be speaking) had such a unique and delicious flavor, it is a great pity that we can not at all give them to our readers. His long practice in speaking to simple Indians has given. Dr. Kirkby a natural, simple vocabulary.
We were amazed at the simplicity and depth of an Indian sermon which the Archdeacon heard a Cree deliver to a congregation of his countrymen, on the text: "There remaineth, therefore, a rest for the people of GOD." Of course, it was extempore; he veritably believed a mouthful of paper and ink would completely choke the poor Indian. The Archdeacon kindly furnished this outline of the sermon.
"Brethren, do you hear there remaineth a rest (fore finger) of peace, (second finger) of joy, (third finger) of purity? Brothers, when you look over the side of your canoe, paddling over the lake, you see your image in the water, and the calmer the water the truer the image, so brothers, our great Father, when He looks into these hearts of ours, the more calm and holy these hearts are, the more perfectly does He see His image reflected there. (Then to the other half.) Brothers, there remaineth (again with the fingers) in sickness, in death, in eternity, and here even, it will be a rest that remaineth."
When at Yucan (we believe), he said he had been working single handed for a long time. Returning one day after a prolonged missionary journey, the Indians greeted him with "Galti nente tuku dzinni ke nekirati, this day a minister like you has come."
In the course of his sermon he also described the answer given by an Indian to an unbeliever who was ridiculing Christianity, and asked what JESUS had ever done for him. The Indian said nothing, but began quietly to gather some dry moss and make a circle of it upon a stone. In the centre, when it was completed, he placed a little worm, and then lighted the moss. As the fire got warmer he pointed to the worm writhing in the heat, and, as he took it away, said: "This is just what JESUS did for me."
The beautiful simplicity of manner and voice, and the simple-hearted earnestness of the Archdeacon, will not be forgotten soon. In a marked degree, and yet in an indescribable way, he is a natural orator; he makes so many effective touches. We will welcome him with open arms whenever he can come to us again.
Bishop Welles celebrated the Holy Mysteries, assisted by Bishop Brown. Dr. Adams and Dr. Kemper distributed the Elements to the large number who communicated.
The music of this service, under the charge of the Choir Master, Rev. J. B. Williams, '84, was spoken of by many as very good. The organ was well played by Dr Sperry, of Delafield.
in the handsome refectory (lately kalsomined), of Shelton Hall, with its after-dinner speeches, was fully up to the high standard of this Commencement. The large number of eighty enjoyed it, some from the neighborhood, and many visitors.
Bishop Welles, at the conclusion of the Repast, spoke in a few words of the great pleasure we all derived from having with us representatives of the Graduates, and of Racine College, Faribault and Kemper Hall. The Bishop then called on Dr. Elmendorf, of Racine College, who responded with good grace and wit.
He feelingly pictured the sorry plight of a man who was entrapped by a bishop. He must, therefore speak, and however unworthy he came as the representative of the Warden of Racine, Dr. Gray, and of many others of our staunch friends there, bearing to Nashotah the heartfelt love and good feeling of the daughter institution. When the Warden some days ago spoke of making an engagement for St. Peter's Day, the speaker told him of going to Nashotah, and thus it came that he gave us such generous GOD speed. He alluded to the beautiful and refreshing appearance of the grounds, which had a beauty differing from Racine, yet both have, as well as their peculiar beauty, their purpose and beauty, their purpose and end. Racine is but another division in the great army. Graceless, indeed, would she be, if she did not remember most gratefully her mother, Nashotah, recognizing truly all that that mother has been and done for her. To show that the precious heritage of a manly religion which Dr. deKoven carried markedly into the Racine life from Nashotah was still alive, Dr. Elmendorf said that the grace chanted just before carried him back a short time, and, strangely enough, to Chicago, that centre of worldliness and vanity, where, the Thursday before, 100 old Racine men had made the dining room of the Palmer House ring with the glorious words, "All things come of Thee, O Lord."
Now that Racine was strong and developed--a grown child and equal--she would look upon the mother with increasing love and good feeling; so he wished "long life and good days to Nashotah."
At the conclusion of Dr. Elmendorf's remarks Bishop Welles said that when Dr. Breek passed on from Nashotah to do glorious work elsewhere, he founded Seabury Hall, Faribault. Of that Institution there was present a member to-day, whom he felt sure all would be delighted to hear.
Prof. Wilson, of Seabury Divinity School, then rose, prefacing his remarks, which proved very happy, by stating that, like Dr. Elmendorf, he too felt unworthy of representing the institution with which he was connected, but unlike that reverend gentleman, he was "uncommissioned." He did not believe that Bishop Whipple knew anything about his coming; for that matter, he himself knew nothing of it till just before he started. For, he affirmed, he came by means of a pass procured by that well known parishioner of Northfield "who kept awake nights, thinking how he could do something for the ministry."
Prof. Wilson touched advisedly on the romance and faith exemplified in Nashotah, as dispelling the sectarian charge that the Church lacked vital piety, and went on to speak at some length of a few features seen in the foundation of Nashotah--the prayer of faith, the young men going so trustfully in the dense wilderness, the primitive piety at Nashotah. "The Bishop has said that 'Dr. Breck carried to Minnesota the same zeal, the same desire to plant for GOD.' I am pleased that this has been said, that he carried there the spirit of the Founders, that at Faribault there is something of Dr. Breck." The Bishop of Minnesota never makes a missionary address, he said, without mentioning the name of James Lloyd Breck.
So these sister institutions were founded in faith, but after all, we soon find out that "the best bank stock is Faith in God." He affirmed his belief that these two institutions had done more to revive "the faith of the American Church and the spirit of self denial" than all other things combined.
Prof. Wilson alluded, in conclusion, to the power of Doctor Adams' teaching, saying that the Doctor taught in Seabury through him. Finally he besought the blessing of GOD and long life for Nashotah, Racine College, Kemper Hall and Faribault.
In introducing the next speaker, Bishop Welles said that there was now a movement on foot to remove the entire indebtedness of Kemper Hall. The Chaplain of the Hall, being present, would say a few words on this all-important subject. The Rev. A. B. Livermore took as his theme, "Education of Girls." He spoke earnestly and to the point.
One thing they needed at Kemper Hall, he said, was money. Of the Sisters of St. Mary and their four schools it was unnecessary to speak. Women of rare culture and ability, superior to worldliness in its every form, simple in life and garb, they turned their backs on wealth and show. Who can estimate in these days the advantage of such training as such women give, beautiful in its simplicity and strength?
At Nashotah it is the same. Apart from the weary world, there come other thoughts than of food and raiment; there is an ever present realization of a world beyond. So it is at Kemper Hall. Secluded from the jar and artificiality of society, girls come out into life with its greatest charm, true womanhood.
The Rev. W. C. Pope, '65, Church of the Good Shepherd, St. Paul, was called upon as the earliest graduate present, to speak a few words in behalf of the Alumni. His discourse exemplified an earnest nature and showed an enthusiasm which was not born to die.
It was sixteen years, he said, since he had seen Nashotah, and therefore she seemed in some ways, much changed. He told of some old traditions, as "no fair face across the fence," and how some daring females once invaded the sanctum of "Lazarus Bow." They found no inmates, but just as they were retiring through one gate, some students returned to their rooms by the opposite way. Things had been more or less moved about within, and on the table was found a strange thing which one of the men snatched up, and running to the gate frantically shouted, "Ladies, ladies, you've left something; you've left a baby cradle!" To which one of the damsels answered, "Why no, it's a bread trough."
Mr. Pope then spoke interestingly of the manual labor--in roads, cooking, etc.--the students of early Nashotah underwent. They were not so comfortable then.
He believed, heart and soul, in the immense strength of the fundamental doctrine of Nashotah, retirement, in preparing to become laborers in the vineyard, "Christ must needs be driven into the wilderness." College men could not do themselves justice while being distracted by the sweets of society and the smiles of the fair. And surely in the case of men about to become priests of the Living GOD, seclusion should be sought and used before the Bishop's land is placed upon the head and the irrevocable vows taken. He strengthened his firm assertion of the blessedness and necessity of this retirement by educing such instances as St. Paul and Moses; the former three years in the quiet of Arabia, acquiring the concentrated power which enabled him exercise more influence for good on mankind than any other man; the latter forty years in solitude, unconsciously moulding into the great law giver and leader. Many other examples might be given to prove "that three years are surely short enough for one to devote himself to prayer and to the study of GOD'S Holy Word."
The speeches, individually and as a whole seemed to us to be exceptionally interesting and in keeping with the subject and time. Applause, generous and frequent, showed how thoroughly they were appreciated.
Shortly after three o'clock in the afternoon full choral Evensong was rendered by the Sunday school, St. John Chrysostom's Church, Delafield. There was a large number of clergy and a full congregation. The Rev. W. C. Pope, '65, intoned the service very effectively. Rev. G. A. Whitney, '65, read the Lessons. Bishop Brown of course preached a very able and instructive sermon on the Sacramental character of the Church. In it he made a touching reference to a classmate who had been a devoted rector of this parish, Dr. deDoven.
At the conclusion of the discourse Bishop Welles, in a few words, warmly commended the re-opening of St. John's Academy, founded in 1854 by Dr. deKoven, congratulating the rector, Dr. Adams, and all connected with the work.
To Mr. S. T. Smythe, of the Brotherhood, who is to be Head Master of the Academy, great praise is due for the energy and unflagging zeal with which he has so far persevered in his purpose. The prospectus of the school, which has been sent out in the neighborhood, seems to augur real success and to warrant liberal patronage. From it we find that the Visitors are to be Bishop Welles and Dr. Wm. Adams. The assistants of the Head Master are to be Miss H. Kings and Miss J. Tinker; Instructors, etc., Joseph Jameson, A. B.. William Agnew, A. B., Selden Sperry, M. D., Madam K. Mauer; in charge of the primary scholars, Madam M. Fryer.
After Bishop Welles had given the benediction, the procession, led by the crucifer with the class banners, marched to the school-house adjacent.
The service had proved a fitting conclusion to the exercises of a Commencement which will not be forgotten. The singing was in charge of some of the Nashotah students, and sounded very well. Everything would have been complete and the occasion delightful beyond description, but for the unavoidable absence of our dear President, Dr. Cole, and his good family. The "Fort" was not the base of action this year, for the invincible hosts were not there to be attacked.
Some of the Graduates, unable to be with us on St. Peter's Day, came for a short stay in the week previous: Rev. F. R. Haff, '47, Trinity, Oshkosh; Rev. W. P. TenBroeck, '62, Christ, La Crosse; Rev. C. J. Hendley, '65, Waukesha; Rev. Canon Mallory, '73, All Saints' Cathedral, Milwaukee; Rev. James Slidell, '83, St. Paul's, Hudson, Wis.
Among those here on St. Peter's Day: Rev. Dr. Kemper, '52; Rev. W. C. Pope, '63, Good Shepherd, St. Paul; Rev. G. A. Whitney, '65, Winnetka, Ill.; Rev. W. B. Bolmer, '68, Hannibal, Mo.; Rev. E. R. Sweetland, '74, Nashotah; Rev. C. S. Starkweather, '82, Eau Claire, Wis.; Rev. C. L. Sleight, '82, Assistant, Zion, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
Bishop Welles, Milwaukee; Bishop Brown, wife and daughter, Fond du Lac; Venerable Archdeacon Kirkby, New York; Prof. Wilson, Seabury Divinity School, Faribault; Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Elmendorf, Racine College; Rev. A. B. Livermore, Kemper Hall. Kenosha; Mrs. Mary S. Bradford, Cleveland; from Milwaukee: Miss Kate Passmore, Mrs. Murphy, Miss Margaret Jones, Miss Carrie Ogden, Messrs. Wm. Fisler, Geo. Bush, G. P. Mathes, of Chicago Times, Fred Kilmer; Miss Mamie Verner, Appleton, Wis.; of Delafield: Mrs. Fryer, the Misses Margaret Anketell, Kilmer, Alden, Agnes Sperry, Dr. Sperry; of Oshkosh: Captain and Mrs. Jenkins, Mr. Billings; of Northfield, Minn.: Rev. E. Jay Cooke, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Prior and two boys; Miss Frances Buchan, Wolfe Hall, Denver, Col. Rev William Francis (graduate of St. Augustine's, Canterbury) Waterdown, Ontario, Canada; Rev. S. S. Burleson, St. Alban's, Sussex, Wis.;Rev. W. M. Brown, Gralion, Ohio; the Misses Ferris, Fond du Lac. At the services and at most of the exercises there were numbers from Oconomowoc and from our immediate vicinity--Cedarly, Nemahhin, Weber's, Kemper Farm, St. Mary's, etc.--all of whom were heartily welcomed. They seemed to enjoy being with us, as we enjoyed having, them.
Meeting of the Trustees.
The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Nashotah House was holden on. July 10th, at six o'clock p. M. A number of the Bishops came to Nashotah from the Racine commencement, on the evening of the 9th. The time previous to the meeting was spent by them in restful enjoyment, or in preparing for the evening.
At a little after five the members of the Board drove to Dr. Adams', to partake of one of Mrs. Adams' delightful repasts. Mr. Ten-Broeck and Mr. Mallory, who were on the grounds attending to some of the alumnic measures, were present with the Trustees. Some of the young ladies in the neighborhood assisted the hostess.
The board desires to make public the following Resolutions:
WHEREAS, The report has gone abroad widely in the public prints that the Nashotah Theological Seminary is about to be given up, the Trustees of Nashotah hereby declare that no proposition looking to a removal has been presented to the Board, and that the Board have never contemplated such a step.
The Executive Committee were instructed to place a cross on the site of the old chapel to commemorate the sacredness of the spot where the first altar was erected.
A committee was also appointed to report at the next meeting of the Trustees on the subject of appropriate hoods to be conferred for the respective degrees in Divinity.
A committee, with power to act, was appointed to confer with the directors of the Convocation of the Alumni of Nashotah House, on the matter of the lease of land to them for the purpose of summer cottages and homes for the infirm and aged among them, and to arrange upon the metes and bounds of the lands, and the terms of the said lease.
The Executive Committee, together with Bishop Knickerbacker and the Rev. Dr. Adams, were appointed as such committee.
A committee consisting of Bishops Welles and Knickerbacker and the Rev. Dr. Adams, were appointed to prepare a suitable minute on the death of the Rev. Dr. Shelton.
Resolved: That the Board of Trustees of Nashotah House have heard with great gratification the proposal of the Rev. Dr. Delafield to present to the institution a bell in memory of his honored father, and that they gratefully accept the same and hereby convey to the Rev. Dr. Delafield their cordial thanks for his generous offer.
Resolved: That the Rev. Dr. Delafield be respectfully referred to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Nashotah House as to all details respecting the carrying into effect his liberal proposals.
WHEREAS, The President of Nashotah House, in his annual report to the Trustees, tendered his resignation of the office of President, therefore on motion it was
Resolved: That the consideration of the resignation of the President of this House, be deferred to the next meeting of this Board.
Resolved; That the Board of Trustees cordially endorse the NASHOTAH SCHOLIAST, and recommend it to the patrons and friends of Nashotah House.
The following gentlemen of the Board were present: Bishops, Robertson, presiding, Welles, Grillespie, Seymour, Knickerbacker, Rev. Dr. Adams, Rev. Wm. Dafter, '61, and Rev. R. F. Sweet, '64.
It was our good fortune to get from Bishop Robertson the promise of "The Story of Kemper College, St. Louis," and from Bishop Seymour the promise of a series of articles on some subject which may be attracting general attention.
This picture of the Rev. Dr. James deKoven, which adorns and honors the pages of the SCHOLIAST, recalls to one who knew him in his college and seminary days and onward until GOD took him, the time when he was serving Nashotah in the department of Ecclesiastical History.
The dew of the morning still rested on his brow. The few years, scarcely four, of his ministry, had been so crowded with labors for the divine Master, that his youthful strength gave way. He needed rest and change of scene to recruit his wasted energies. Relief was sought in a brief foreign trip across the sea in high summer. The writer accompanied him, and renewed for a few weeks the intimacy of student life. For three short months we were together in sweet companionship, night and day. To the many ties which united us in the past, were added now an identity of pursuit in the work of the ministry, and the same ideal which we both hoped to realize in the near future, the creation of a Church college of the highest order of excellence, in the respective regions where GOD had assigned us our spheres of duty, the Northwest and the East. Racine and St. Stephen's are the fruits of those day dreams of the two young priests, who then were looking with eager expectancy to the days to come. Those days have come and gone, and brought him all that GOD had in store for him on earth. His body rests beneath the shadows of the College which he founded, or rather recreated, and fondly loved, and amid the exquisite surroundings of lake and lawn, trees, halls and Chapel which make Racine among the lovliest spots on earth. But to recur to deKoven in his youth, in his Nashotah days. The reason of his exhaustion in so brief a time as four years, was manifest to any one who was much with him and saw him work. All his parishioners and pupils were in his heart. He individualized them and kept them each in his mind. He poured out upon each the wealth of his spiritual interest and love. He prayed for each, and on his journey, he mentioned them by name, boys and girls, and simple folk. He wrote many and many a letter to those to whom he thought that his remembrance would bring pleasure, and so his life went out to his work. Though absent from Delafield and Nashotah in person, he was not separated in spirit. He was with them, loving them, caring for them, anxious for them, praying for them. He is not separated from us. He is with us, in and through JESUS Christ.
Nearly two and a half miles southeast of Nashotah Mission, at the foot of Lake Nagawicka, lies the quiet little village of Delafield. On the left of the road leading from the town to Nashotah, upon a little elevation rising from the valley and overlooking the town and the lake, rests the quaint little church of St. John Chrysostom, known the Church over for the saintlike lives and the intellectual character of men who have ministered at its altar. Its eventful history and almost continuous connection with Nashotah make it an object of exceeding interest to visitors from Nashotah and neighborhood and in the summer hardly a day comes but someone comes with it to see the famous little church and its rare belongings. The church within and without is said to be an exact pattern of a rustic little parish church situated in Greenstead, England, one of the few remaining timber churches in England, said to be about six hundred years old. It is said to have been the intention of the founders and donors to procure all its furniture from that country; and in furtherance of this design, besides other things that were sent and are still in possession, and in use in the parish, a church-bell and a pipe organ are said to have been sent, but were lost at sea.
Though the interior of the church has peculiar charms to the visitor, and preserves many hallowed memories to the worshipper, yet from without it is not wanting in picturesque attractiveness and suggestive surroundings. The picture published in. the last number of the SCHOLIAST hardly does justice to the exterior, the church being somewhat longer than the picture would indicate. It gives a view of the church from the south. The church stands according to the ancient custom, east and west. At this time of the year, to one standing in the village, the church is nearly hidden from sight by the foliage of the trees about it. It is approached east and west, and stands nearly at the west end of the enclosed churchyard. Around and about it, face upward and feet eastward, sleep in their graves the bodies of the blessed dead, over which, doubtless, those unseen "squadrons of angels" keep a loving and tireless watch. A little southwest of the church, near the large tree, stands the bell tower, built, and the bell hung, in 1866, while Bishop Kemper was rector of the parish. Entering the church through the porch (its, only entrance except through the robing room on the north side of the chancel) you meet with the stone font, in its suggestive position opposite the door. The nave has a seating capacity of about two hundred. The fald stool, or Litany desk, facing east, stands in the centre aisle, just outside the entrance to the choir. On the south, or Gospel side, and also outside the choir, is the lectern, and near this, a cabinet organ. The laid stool, lectern, choir stalls, Bishop's chair and pews, are all of solid oak, as well as the church itself. Spanning the chancel area, and cutting off the choir from the nave, is a beautiful carved rood-screen of massive oak, in five panels and surmounted by a large oaken cross. The seats and desks beyond the screen, but outside the chancel proper, were evidently designed for choir stalls, though not now used for that purpose. The miniature chancel proper is railed off from the choir. The altar consists of a marble slab, supported by four legs, and resting upon a stone groundwork which was built before the church. It supports a super-altar with beautiful brass cross, a memorial to Dr. deKoven. Through the rare liberality of the family of Mr. R. Ralston Cox, it has from the first been furnished with a complete set of altar cloths from England, of beautiful velvet and silk, and one, the cloth-of-gold, of rare beauty and richness, is said to be without its equal in the country. The large and elegant chancel window, above the altar, in three panels, with its numerous churchly designs and Scriptural scenes, is also the gift of the family of Mr. Cox. A small memorial window to Mr. R. Ralston Cox adorns the south side of the chancel. The altar service, of silver, gold-lined, is also from England, and from the same source as the altar cloths.
The church and churchyard were consecrated May 26, 1856, by the Rt. Rev. Jackson Kemper. S. H. J.
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NUMBER Eight marks off the first year's existence of both the Bishop Welles Brotherhood and its publication, the NASHOTAH SCHOLIAST. Through what we fear was a rather too partial resolution and action of a recent meeting of the Association, we are constrained to guide, for a few months more, the destiny of the SCHOLIAST. Deeply realizing our own inaptitude in so many ways, we can only do what we have done, pray GOD to help us, and look to the friends of Nashotah and of us for sympathy and support. "Whether this department over which we were called to preside has done anything like the good it ought to have done, or not, is for others to say. We do appreciate the expressed feeling of our co-workers, and their recent course was more than gratifying, as it would seem to show their confidence in one who has had an exacting and somewhat uniquely difficult position.
This, our greeting and promise in No. 1, we now reiterate in No. 8: "The editor greets you with full heart and promises for himself and colleagues an honest endeavor to make the NASHOTAH SCHOLIAST worthy of whatever confidence you place in it. For as the channel of such reminiscences as the "Extracts from Bishop Kemper's Diary" initiate, and with the promise of being an organ of such writers as Dr. Adams, and other learned and holy men who have kindly consented to contribute, (and have done to) it is not simply youthful enthusiasm which allows us to picture, as the outcome of it all, a Catholic and Churchly magazine, its pages adorned with the faces and life-scenes of our Western Saints, as Kemper, Breck and deKoven, and its columns representing powerful elements in the West where, as every thoughtful person must see, some of the greatest problems of the Church in this land are to be solved." The year past has in many ways been a very happy one, yet '86 has labored under one great disadvantage, inasmuch as we are the first members of Nashotah, since 1850, over whose Junior year there has not been the watchful care of that "man of prayer," Dr. Cole. The Prospectus gives in detail our purpose for Vol. II. To one marked feature we call attention. One of the Alumni said, "We could get you subscribers in our parishes, but the paper, though very interesting to those who know Nashotah, has not general interest." It was right that the Diary, and indeed the paper of this past year should have special reference to Nashotah, but henceforth it is our hope, while neglecting no department which has to do with our unusually favored and attractive School, to enlarge its scope of usefulness by giving the SCHOLIAST a more general character. Thus some, interested first in this sheet, may go on in their good course. This move need only be mentioned to show its feasibility, as well as its practical worth.
We have in mind, individually, those who have done so much to forward our standard heretofore. Lack of space forbids anything but a hearty and true "thank you" to them in a body. Henceforth may their interest not flag, nor their pens lag!
Of the generous notice given us by exchanges and other papers, we intend to speak next fall. A recent letter from Dr. Bright is not at hand as we go to press, or we might correct fully the errata he noticed in his letter, published in No. 7, as: Cheutlieb should be Christlieb; Mailland, Maitland; Church belief, Christian belief, and a few others.
We intend making an "editorial visitation" of the state and parts adjacent during the summer, in the interest of the SCHOLIAST, to appoint agents, increase our subscription list, etc. The members of the Brotherhood, in their several homes, intend to do what they can for the paper. We all will be pleased to get advice from friends concerning agents for the SCHOLIAST, as well as on any kindred matters.
The general interest, in so extraordinary a degree, of this "St. Peter's Day at Nashotah," warrants our full account, though by it much of the matter of the regular departments is forced out, and only the briefest summaries can be given.
Bishop Kemper's picture, as given, is, we believe, generally considered the best of the front views. After some trouble we have procured the likeness of Dr. Hobart, through the kindness of the secretary of the "New York Orphan Asylum." All who have, and many who have not seen, Dr. Kirkby, will treasure his good face. Dr. deKoven and the beautiful tribute which, as a casket, surrounds its bright jewel, will be highly prized by all, as well as the view of the first parish altar at which he served. It is only just to publicly thank the firm of Raabe & Hackell for the care and good work they have uniformly given us, and also to express our satisfaction with the typographical appearance of the SCHOLIAST, as well as our appreciation of the kindly interest shown by the "fraternal" firm in all our movements. "The Chapel," and the "Bishop, Founders and President," can be framed if desired.
GRISSLEHAMN, June 17,1884.
My dear Mr. Welles!
Accept my hearty thanks for your kind letter of April 14th. It carried me back to old times, and hearing you speak of well-known persons and localities, it was as did I receive news from them through an old, left-behind friend of mine. Accept also my thanks for the SCHOLIAST! My mind dwells upon every word in it. Neither you nor any one else at Nashotah can enter into my feelings when I am reading that paper. What there by some might be regarded as of little interest to them, is by me highly valued, every word of it. Shall I say that I read with much pleasure even my own letter to you,--why not? The insertion and the commentary made on it. spoke to me of a brotherly love, of that love that is stronger than a man's love to his native land, the love that joins together them that are members of the same immortal family on earth, the Church of the Living GOD.
Hereby I send you for the SCHOLIAST,--if you think it worth printing--a few lines in regard to the present state of things in the Church of Finland. The people there are in some respect my nearest neighbors, as my present habitation is on the very coast of the Baltic, (the sea of Aland), right opposite the shore of that country, which now is a portion of that great empire that soon will reach as far as the British India.
The compliment you pay me for my English writing, is, I fear, rather dictated from partiality for the Alumnus Senior of Nashotah. Or, should that product of my pen really deserve such "mention honorable" as you give it, I am afraid that in this case might be applied on me an old Swedish proverb: "A blind chicken might also pick up a coin." The truth of this will probably be proved by this writing of mine and others that hereafter I may have an opportunity of addressing to you, and which certainly will require your forbearance and correction.
Please remember me with my best respect to your Father, the successor of him who was my first, much-beloved Bishop. The news from his Diocese I never pass by when looking over the accounts of various Diocesan matters and reports in the Living Church, which paper is regularly sent to me by my old teacher and friend, Dr. Adams. Remember me with my love to him and to his lady, and also with my best wishes for all the members of the Faculty and Brotherhood of Nashotah.
Affectionately yours in Christ and His Church,
[We regret that Mr. Unonius' very interesting article on "The Church in Finland" is crowded out. It will appear in the next issue.]
The 38th Annual Council was held at the Cathedral, Milwaukee, June 17 and 18. A number of Nashotah men were present and took prominent part in the proceedings. In his Address Bishop Welles said:
The year at Nashotah has been one of great satisfaction to Faculty and students. It has been a year of faithful, honest study. The services in the Oratory in Bishop White Hall, of a family or household character, have been highly prized by the family of students, and by GOD'S blessing have tended," we trust, to the deepening of spiritual life. * * The work of the Rev. Dr. Cole, in reviving interest throughout the Church and awakening zeal in this (School of the Prophets, has been very marked. * * * *
Among the losses of the American Church we may well note the loss of the Rev. Dr. Ewer, of whom it was said at his burial, "that he was a man of large and tender heart, who loved the Church of JESUS and the souls of men, who knew whereof he approved, and whose was always the courage of his convictions; that he was a faithful pastor and priest, diligent in preaching the word of God, and in administering the Sacraments of the Gospel, keeping the Faith which he taught, and living while here as one whose citizenship is in heaven; and when summoned to depart that he might go to his own country, he was found in his place and ready, we trust, with his loins girded and his lamp burning."
In the Calendar Bishop Welles notes that
One of the incidents in the last Diocesan Council which will not soon be forgotten, was the presence of Mrs. Kimball, of Kenosha, in the Council Hall on the afternoon of the first day of the session, and her stirring words in regard to Kemper Hall. From her personal knowledge of the school, as a resident of Kenosha and a mother having children at the Hall, she was enabled to speak of the school, its condition and its needs, in a way that awakened a very general and a very warm sympathy. Commendations of the school and expressions of deep interest in the effort to be made to free the Hall entirely from debt, were given by Dr. Ashley, Dr. Kemper, Mr. Livermore, Prof. Riley, Mr. St. George, Mr. Burleson and others. Dr. Kemper's words touched every heart, and surely if he can say to the Diocese, as he did most emphatically, that he could ask no better memorial to the first Bishop of the Diocese than that Kemper Hall be made permanent by paying the debt and giving the Sisters an opportunity to use the earnings of the school for needed improvements and extensions, there should be no hesitancy on the part of all this Diocese, in providing at once the means to pay promptly and entirely the indebtedness on the Hall. Of the admirable condition of the school there was but one voice.
Dr. Kemper, '52, offered the following resolution during the session:
Resolved: That this Council hereby offer to the Bishop, as the tenth anniversary of his episcopate approaches, the assurance of their sincere love and loyalty, of their deep sympathy with him in all the trials and disappointments that belong to his high office, and of their prayers for GOD'S blessing on him and his work.
We were assured by many of the Clergy, Alumni, and others, of earnest and real co-operation in the endeavor, making, to increase materially the subscription list of the SCHOLIAST.
Among those whose visits we have enjoyed, recently, may be mentioned: Fr. Prescott, Ripon, and Fr. Gardiner, Oshkosh, June 13; Rev. J. G. McMurphy, '73, and Mr. H. C. Lyon, San Francisco, Sunday, June 15; Mrs. Mary S, Bradford, Cleveland, for some days previous to Commencement, stopping with her old friends the Andersons; some of the family of the Rev. Mr. Dumbell, Milwaukee, on June 15, at Webers; Sister Anette, Sheltering Arms, Minneapolis, at Mrs. Adams. After St. Peter's Day: Rev. Messrs. Francis, Brown, Wilson, Cooke, Starkweather; Mrs. Prior; Mr. C. H. Williamson, Quincy, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. F. Bigelow and family, Milwaukee, at Kemper Farm; Rev. Fr. Maturin, St. Clement's, Philadelphia, July 10.
Mrs. Durand, Loyal and Sam Durand, the Misses Williams, Mrs. Tower, Mr. Tower, Mrs. Barnes, Cecil Barnes, Miss Larrabee, Miss Watson, Miss Alice Watson, Halsey Watson, Miss Josie Breck, Mr. G. Fisler, Miss Mamie Vernor, Miss Wood, Miss Clark, Mr. Parsons, Mr. Clark, Miss Margaret Jones, Miss Louise Jones, Charles Jones, Mr. Pray, Mr. Lemon, Sam Welles, Mr. Sitgreaves; at the Refectory.
Some visitors come nearly every day, and the summer at Shelton Hall bids fair to be even as pleasant as heretofore. More boarders from the East and elsewhere will soon arrive.
A tennis court has just been laid out, the verdure all about is exceptionally fresh and green, the waters in the lake as real as ever, the barge and boats await the ladies with open arms, the echo only waits to be spoken to, and now that the SCHOLIAST has come all is complete, and everyone happy, as they should be.
The minutes of a meeting of the Brotherhood, held June 30, were not given us for publication. Mr. S. T. Smythe succeeds Mr. Sellers as Business Manager of the paper. Vigorous action for the next year was promised on all bands.
Mr. Unonius furnishes Vol. I., bound, to the Nashotah Library; he also contributed to the expense of the extra issue on No. 7. What a delicious flavor and affection is to be seen in his letter!
The SCHOLIAST joins in welcoming the wanderers who have been recently bringing joy to Nemahbin, Cedarly, Kemper Farm, and Dr. Kemper's, and if our editorial "specs" do not deceive us, we are able to congratulate them and to say with the rest, "How well you look!"
The Rev. Mr. Pray has charge of the services during the summer.
A recent arrangement happily gets rid of extreme length in the Sunday morning service by separating the Offices, thereby enabling more to be present at the real service of the day and of the Church.
Professor Riley expects to be at Carlisle, Penn., with his mother, during the summer. Dr. Cole has been visiting Pomfret, Conn. We are told that we may expect to have Mrs. Cole and Miss Mary back with us in the fall.
Dr. Kemper went East on the 22nd for a trip of some weeks. For a long time he has been hard at work and now, by direction, takes a deserved rest. The SCHOLIAST sincerely hopes that he may return with renewed health. The 19th was his birthday. Prof. Bigelow of Racine, takes Doctor's duties at Oconomowoc, for the time being.
Miss Berford, our librarian, left on Tuesday, the 15th, to spend her vacation among relatives in Canada. "Doctor SCHOLIAST" recommends a real rest for her. Mr. Jameson spends the summer in Fond du Lac; likewise, Mr. Stanley. Mr. Smythe will visit different Eastern cities in behalf of the Delafield Academy. Mr. Lamplugh, with wife and mother, is bound Alexandria-ward, we understand. Mr. Sellers intended to be in Lawrence; Mr. Prescott, in New Haven. That their vacation may be pleasant and restful, is our hope.
At Shelton Hall: Miss McConnel, Mr. Coveil, Mrs. S. R. Welles, Miss Pauline Magee, Pauline Welles. A number of Roman Catholic students are "camping out" in Nashotah Park and very gentlemanly visitors they prove. A son of Gen. Sherman is among them, we hear.
The SCHOLIAST wishes us to say how grateful it is to those who have borne it about with such care,--"George and Charlie," as well as to the two at the Post Office, for their uniform kindness and interest.
We enjoyed meeting Dr. Ingraham, '47, at Racine, and only wish that he might have gotten here. We notice that he is Registrar of the Diocese of Missouri.
The Convention Address of Bishop Thompson, '52, is attracting considerable attention. We had hoped to print some of it, as: "Look out your best. Your boys with the fiery hearts, with the generous boyish souls, unselfish and enthusiastic, who want a good cause, as the bravest boys always do--'some high cause not their own,' to live and die for, and give them to the High Lord of all, Who loves them and Who marked them for His own with the inner fire and the light eternal."
Dean Spalding, of All Saints' Cathedral, Milwaukee, got a letter of some length a few weeks ago, from the editor of the Western Church, written entirely by him; it was fully as legible as his old-time hand. It gave us all great joy to hear from Mr. Ward "that he would soon await the Bishop's orders." GOD grant him a renewal of health!
The Class Poem of '84, Wolfe Hall, Denver, was written by the daughter of the Rev. C. D. Mack. It reflects great credit on its author and her Alma Mater.
Bishop Clarke, in his address, gave kindly notice to the work of Rev. D. I. Odell, E. Providence.
Rev. C. S. Starkweather, '82, will be in the South next winter. His classmate, Rev. C. L. Sleight, returns to Chippewa Falls, as an assistant to Mr. Yundt, '71.
Of the class of '84 Rev. Mr. Graf goes to Marquette, Wis; Rev. Mr. Williams to Greensburg, Pittsburgh; Rev. Mr. Weller to a nourishing parish in this Diocese, and Rev. Mr. Burke has not yet taken a parish.
We are very loth to see such full and interesting "letters" as are before us, thrust into the waste-basket, but, alas, our say is almost up.
ST. STEPHEN'S, ANNANDALE.--Dr. Fairbairn delivered the Baccalaureate Sermon, which was a wise resume of methods necessary for the needs of the present time. Wednesday, the 18th, was Class Day. Bishop Dudley preached the Commencement sermon. The Mcvickar prize for Oratory, won by Smythe of your Seminary in '83, was awarded to Cowley. The corner stone of the new Hall was laid by Bishop Potter.
HOBART.--The recent Commencement was full of spirit and enthusiasm. The new President, Dr. Potter, (who has declined the Episcopate of Nebraska) was received with a grand outburst of good feeling.
RACINE.--Bp. Knickerbacker was the preacher; Bp. Brown the celebrant. From the Report of the Board of Visitors: "We are convinced that with the cordial and generous support of the Trustees, which he now enjoys, Dr. Gray will in due time realize the bright expectations which the first warden cherished for Racine." Rev. E. A. Larrabee '73 gave an incisive Alumni Address. The open meeting of the Agassiz Club of the G.S., was spoken of by the Bishops in very warm terms. With the Warden, at the Commencement, sat in robes, Bishops Robertson, Welles, Gillespie, Seymour and Knickerbacker. Mr. J. B. Kemper, the valedictorian, returns to the College, as a tutor. Mr. Mayo's Salutatory is well worth notice. The degree of S. T. D. was given to the Rev. W. F. Brand.
Of the exercises at St. Paul's, Concord, (and its Horae Scholasticae, so bright,) at Oconomowoc Seminary, (where Mr. TenBroeck '62 gave such a grand address) and at Kemper Hall, we must defer speaking till '85 when we hope the SCHOLIAST will have room enough for such warm notice as these unquestionably merit.
The Convocation of Alumni of Nashotah House held its first meeting for Election of Officers, June 26,1884, at Nashotah. The officers then elected were: Rev. W. P. TENBROECK, B. D., Warden; Rev. C. L. MALLORY, B. D., Secretary; Rev. L. A. KEMPER, S. T. D., Treasurer; Rev. Messrs. G. A. VERNOR, B. D., and R. F. SWEET, B. D., Members of the Board of Directors.
By-Laws regulating the action of the Corporation were adopted. The 2d meeting was the 28th., present: Revds. Dr. Kemper, Haff, TenBroeck, Pope, Bolmer, Sweetland, Starkweather, Weller, Burke, Mr. Graf.
The Articles of Convocation have already been accepted by 44; so that the Association bids fair to be permanent and legal as well as thoroughly efficient and calculated to re-awaken zeal and activity. Reference to "The Board of Trustees" p. 15 will show the outcome of the Alumni action with regard to leasing some property of the Institution bordering on upper Nashotah Lake. This motion was made by Mr. Haff, '47.
The SCHOLIAST earnestly prays for this child of the Alumni, a long and vigorous life, strong and true, working ever for Christ and His Church, in Nashotah, worthy of those who have brought it into existence and they, worthy of their high calling.
The fact that General Washington could pour his coffee into the saucer, is attested by this incident. Mr. Jefferson was dining with him and the conversation was upon a subject which was engrossing attention--the form of Congress. In accordance with the French idea Mr. Jefferson wished but one house and was strongly opposed to the Senate. "But look," said the General "we must have it, for this is the Senate," tapping the saucer into which he had just poured his steaming beverage "a place to cool off the hot work of the other house," pointing to the cup.
Acknowledgments for June.
FOR DAILY BREAD.--A friend, $10; K. S. C., 10; Trinity, New Haven, Conn., per Dom. Com., 5; S. S., Grace, Orange, N. J., per do., 5; St. Mark's, Philadelphia, 70; Mrs. Mansfield, 2; T. T. S. L., 10; cash, 5; St. Luke's, Philadelphia, 10; Missionary Society, St. Peter's, Portchester, N. Y., 20; C. J., 2; a member of St. Peter's, Philadelphia, 100; Ascension, Baltimore, 10; Mrs. Z. Chaffee, 5; Rev. Dr. Tustin, 5; R. B., 2; Edward D. Pearce, 10; "A Friendly Contingent Fund," 5; in memoriam, 10; H. F., 10; Rev. Jno. McCook, 5; St. John's, E. Hartford, Conn., 5; E. M. M., 25;--, 5; Geo. W. Hubbard, 5; L. J. Hendee, 4; Rev. T. O'Connell, 5; E. L. S., 3; S. S., Trinity, San Francisco, 50; Christ, Binghamton, 18.08.
FOR ENDOWMENT.--L. M. G., 100; Rt. Rev. Henry C. Potter, 50.
A. D. COLE, President of Nashotah Mission.
Nashotah, Waukesha Co., Wis., July 4, 1884.
A Theological School founded in 1841 by the Rev. Messrs. Breck, Adams and Hobart under the patronage of the Rt. Rev. Dr. Kemper, first Missionary Bishop of the American Church.
The Child of faith, it seeks to educate its Students in the power and life and works of Faith. Its Professors and Students are still, as they have been since its foundations, "pauperes Christi." They are still dependent as they must be until endowments shall be secured, upon the benefactions of the Faithful.
Faculty.--Rt. Rev. E. R. WELLES, S. T. D. Rev. A. D. COLE, D. D., President, Pastor, and Peter Hubble Professor of Pastoral Theology. Rev. WM. ADAMS, D.D., Professor of Systematic Divinity. Rev. LEWIS A. KEMPER, D. D., Professor of Exegesis, Biblical Literature and Hebrew. Rev. T. M. RILEY, M. A., Professor of Ecclesiastical History.
Mr. Richard Humphrey, Curator.
All communications should be addressed to the President.
A School where the son of every Churchman in the Northwest should be educated.
A School whose aim is to carry into practice the words of its great first Warden, James deKoven:
For catalogues, dates of entrance examinations, and all information, apply to REV. DR. GRAY, Warden.
Founded, 1868; Enlarged, 1872 and 1880; Destroyed by Fire, 1883. Re-built and Re-furnished, 1883.
Rev. Dr. McNAMARA, President.
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