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L. Cooper, D.D., St. Albans, Vt.; F. Widmer, Carthage, N. Y.; J. M. Walden,



28 ROUND LAKE.

On Wednesday evening, July 8th, the Rev. Bishop Janes, D.D.,
LL.D., who had charge of the meeting, preached the first sermon,
the subject being, " The adaptedness of Christianity to man's spiritual
necessities," and the text, i. Cor., i., 30.

The hymns, '' Christian Greeting," by Mrs. Joseph Hillman, " The
Day of Days," by the Rev. F. Bottome, D.D.; "Devotion," by
Eleazer A. Peck, and " Christian Unity," by the Rev. A. C. Rose,
written for the occasion, were sung at the Thursday morning services.

On the following Sunday it rained. Seventeen sermons were
preached that day at different places on the grounds.

By invitation, Ulysses S. Grant, President of the United States of
America, visited Round Lake on Wednesday, July 15th. He arrived
on the morning train from Saratoga Springs, between nine and ten
o'clock, and was taken to the Bishop's cottage. Shortly afterward he
was escorted to the preachers' stand, where he was introduced to the
people congregated there by the Rev. Bishop Janes, and was received
with prolonged hand-clapping. Seated on the stand, the President
heard the sermon preached by the Rev. George Douglass, D.D., of
Montreal, Canada, on the Power and Assurance of the Gospel.
After dining at one of the boarding tents and holding a short recep-
tion in front of the preachers' stand, the President departed on a
special train for Saratoga Springs.

The services were well attended. Often the number of ministers
present exceeded a hundred and of the laity five thousand.

On Wednesday morning, July 22d, this first Fraternal camp-meet-
ing at Round Lake terminated with a love feast.

The good-will which this meeting established between the two
great bodies of the Methodist Church North and South led to the

D.D., Cincinnati, Ohio; C. C. McCabe, D.D., Chicago, 111.; J. B. Foote, Syra-
cuse, N. Y.; J. T. Walker, D.D., ; William McDonald, ; J. L. Gil-
der, New York City; Sela W. Brown, Galesburgh, 111.; Lewis R. Dunn, Paterson,
N. J.; J. Gardner, D.D., Hamilton, Canada; John B. McFerrin, D.D., Nashville,
Tenn.; John J. Murray, D.D., Pittsburgh, Pa.; D. D. Lore, D.D., Syracuse, N. Y.;
Bishop H. H. Kavanaugh, D.D., Louisville, Ky. ; John Potts, D.D., Toronto,
Canada; George Douglass, D.D., Montreal, Canada; L. W. Bates, D.D., Balti-
more, Md.; John Poisal, D.D., Baltimore, Md.; A. J. Kynett, D.D., Philadelphia,
Pa.; L. D. White, Potsdam, N. Y.; E. O. Haven, D.D., LL.D., Syracuse, N. Y.;
Charles F. Deems, D.D., New York City; Bishop Jesse T. Peck, D.D., San Fran-
cisco, Cal.; William Hunter, D.D., Pittsburgh, Pa.; Bishop R. S. Foster, D.D.,
LL.D., Cincinnati, Ohio; Leroy M. Lee, D.D., Richmond, Va. ; Bishop D. S.
Doggett, D.D., Richmond, Va. ; Cyrus D. Foss, D.D., New York City; Bishop
Gilbert Haven, D.D., Atlanta, Ga. ; B. I. Ives, Auburn, N. Y. ; Alexander Clark,
D.D., Pittsburgh, Pa.; Bishop S. T. Jones, Washington, D. C.



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appointment of a commission by their respective conferences to
harmonize their interests. The commissioners met at Cape May,
N. J., and amicably determined the adjustment of the long-existing
differences. Bishop Pierce in a letter to the General Conference of
the Methodist Episcopal Church South, wrote with marked emphasis
that the Fraternal meeting at Round Lake was the chief factor in
settling them.

At the close of the first Fraternal camp-meeting in July, 1874,
the Presiding Elders of the Troy Conference and the Trustees of
the Round Lake Camp-Meeting Association were requested by the
bishops and many of the ministers and laymen attending the ser-
vices to appoint a similar meeting to be held in July, 1875. The
desire of the signers of the request was at once complied with and
a general invitation extended to " the great family of Methodists "
in North America to a second fraternal gathering on the grounds at
the designated time.

One of the incidents of the summer was the launching of a small
steamboat, to which the name " Ordelia," the name of the wife of the
president of the association, Mrs. Joseph Hillman, was given. The
vessel was forty-five feet long and carried forty passengers. A yacht
and about fifteen row-boats were also owned by the association. A
new boat-house was erected on the north side of the landing at the
foot of Covel Avenue.

The area of the grounds was greatly enlarged by the purchase of
sixty-five acres of land on the west side of the railroad, and subse-
quently of fifteen acres on the north side of the property, east of the
railroad, the entire area of the grounds being about two hundred
acres. Avenues and building lots were laid out on a part of the
later purchased property, and a new map of the grounds was printed
in the Round Lake Jounial issued in June, 1875.

The presence of nine bishops and the frequent attendance of
thousands of people made the second Fraternal camp-meeting nearly
equal to the first one in distinction. The first of the series of excel-
lent sermons was preached on Thursday evening, July ist, 1875, by
the Rev. Joseph E. King, D.D., of Fort Edward. The meeting
was conducted by the Rev. Bishop E. S. Janes, D.D., of New York
City. During its continuance about thirty-five discourses were
delivered by ministers representing different branches of the Meth-
odist Church in the United States and Canada.

^ The following ministers preached: Revs. Joseph E. King, Fort Edward; S. V.
Leech, Baltimore, Md. ; L. N. Beaudrj-, Green Island; Hiram Dunn, Schroon



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Assured by eminent geologists that mineral water similar to that
of the springs at Saratoga could be obtained by boring through the
strata of the Hudson River shale, the Round Lake Camp-Meeting
Association employed Conde & Denton to drill a well near the south-
west corner of Burlington and George avenues. On Saturday
noon, July loth, a number of people assembled there to witness the
beginning of the undertaking. The following poetical composition
was written and read by the Rev. Joseph E. King, D.D., of Fort
Edward, entitled:

Smiting the Rock.

'Tis a fair scene to-day that greets our sight,

Thanks be to God, who gives the precious light.

That glorious grove beneath whose grateful shade

The fair white tents of Israel are made,

Where hungry multitudes are daily fed

With manna from the bending heavens shed,

Whose grand, green arches ring with sacred song,

Till all the conscious leaves the strains prolong.

Yon peaceful lake, that mirrors back the sky,

Like Christian hearts, when Jesus passeth by, —

Where on the earth can lovelier spot be found ?

With grateful joy we call it holy ground.

Be sure of this, the skeptic jeers despite,

The smiling earth is not a hypocrite.

If on the surface Nature is so fair,

Beneath that surface must be treasures rare.

Stir with a vigorous hoe her generous soil,

And laughing harvests will reward your toil.

Deep in her entrails he doth find that bores

For light and fuel, more than kingly stores.

At Saratoga, by many a gushing spout,

In floods she pours her healing waters out.

We, too, for healing waters are in quest,

And come to Mother Nature's bounteous breast

To pierce, mayhap, some deep, all-healing rill.

And in this hope and faith, we start " the drill,"

Be this to us instead of Moses' rod.

And when the waters flow the praise shall be to God.

Lake; C. F. Burdick, Presiding Elder of Albany District; Bishop W. L. Harris, D.D.,

Chicago, 111.; Register, Baltimore, Md. ; Bishop E. G. Andrews, D.D.,

Des Moines, la.; A. S. Hunt. D.D., Brooklyn, N. Y.; W. H. Hunter, D.D.,

; Spear, D.D., , Ky. ; Bishop Miles, ;

Bishop J. P. Campbell, African M. E. Church, Philadelphia, Pa. ; J. F. Clymer,
Glens' Falls; Bishop Halsey (African), , Ga. ; P. A. Moelling, D.D.,
Troy, N. Y. ; J. T. Murray, D.D., Newark, N. J.; Wiley, D.D.,



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After some happy remarks respecting the enterprise of the asso-
ciation had been made by the Rev. John P. Newman, D.D., of Wash-
ington, D. C, the drilUng machinery was set in operation.

Amanda Smith, of Philadelphia, was on the grounds during the
meeting, and heartily engaged in the religious exercises in the
prayer-meeting tents. Mrs. Sarah Lankford, of Brooklyn, was also
a zealous co-worker.

About two thousand persons, bishops, ministers and laymen,
marched in procession, singing farewell hymns at the close of the
meeting on Wednesday morning, July 14th.




COTTAGE OF REV. WILLIAM GRIFFIN, D.D.

The display of flags at the preachers' stand and on most of the
cottages at the opening of the third Fraternal camp-meeting on Fri-



; T. H. Pearne, D.D., Cincinnati, Ohio; Bisliop R. S. Foster, D.D., Cin-
cinnati, Ohio; John P. Newman, D. D., Washington, D. C. ; J. O. Clarke, D.D.,
Savannah, Ga. ; Cyrus D. Foss, D.D., New York City; Bishop H. H. Kavanaugh,
D.D., Louisville, Ky. ; A. R. Sanford, D.D., Prattsville, N. Y.; Bishop I. W.
Wiley, D.D., Boston, Mass.. J. B. McFerrin, D.D., Nashville, Tenn.; J. Hunt,
, Canada; John Shaw, D. D., , Canada; Bishop S. T. Jones,

African M. E. Church, Philadelphia; Bishop Thomas Bowman, D.D., St. Louis,
Mo.; E. J. Drinkhouse, D.D., Baltimore; F. Bottome, D.D., New York City; A.
J. Kynett, D.D., Philadelphia.



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day morning, June 23d, 1876, signalized the centennial year of the
signing of the Declaration of Independence. The services of this
meeting were under the direction of the Rev. Bishop E. S. Janes,
The Rev. D. T, Elliott, of Charlton, N, Y., delivered the first of the
twenty-eight discourses heard by the large congregations present at
the services. Bishops Janes, Peck, Simpson, Foster, and Wayman,
and other eminent ministers of the church from different parts of the
country, officiated in them.^ Many of the persons attending the
meeting enjoyed the daily excursions around the lake in the " Ordelia "
and the barge " Centennial," towed by her. The services closed on
Monday, July 4th, with an experience meeting.

In the summer, a canvas canopy to shelter the congregated people
in rainy weather was purchased by the association and extended
over framework above the seats in the auditorium-space, A bell of
six hundred pounds weight was placed in the tower on the preachers'
stand.

The sixth Conference camp-meeting began on Tuesday evening,
September 5th, 1876, with a service of praise and prayer, and remarks
by some of the ministers present. On Wednesday morning, the Rev,
Homer Eaton, Presiding Elder of the Albany District, who had
charge of the meeting, preached the initial sermon. The daily after-
noon services were assigned to Mrs, Maggie Van Cott, of New York
City, the distinguished evangelist, whose earnest and impressive
preaching attracted to the grounds not infrequently from four to five
thousand people. On Sunday, September loth, four hundred and
eighty-seven teams entered the gates, which had been closed on
Sundays for several years. Besides the discourses of Mrs. Van Cott,

^ Sermons were preached by Revs. D. T. Elliott, Charlton, N. Y.; E. C. Curtiss,
D.D.. Syracuse, N. Y.; J. H. Coleman, Galway, N. Y.; H. D. Kimball, Troy, N.
Y.; William Bedell, Troy, N. Y.; G. C. Morehouse, Poultney, Vt.; Bishop E. S.
Janes, D.D., New York City; J. B. McFerrin, D.D., Nashville, Tenn. ; G. C. Ban-
croft, Troy, N. Y.; S. V, Leech, D. D. , Baltimore, Md.; S. Coleman, Williamsport,
Pa.; Bishop Jesse T, Peck, D.D., San Francisco, Cal.; A. K. Sanford, D.D., Pratts-
ville, N. Y. ; D. B. McKenzie, Hampton; Bishop A. W. Wayman, D.D., African
Methodist Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Md. ; T. A. Griffin, Presiding Elder of the
Plattsburgh District; John Duncan, a blind clergyman, Ga. ; Bishop

M. Simpson, D.D., Philadelphia, Pa.; John Poisal, D.D., Baltimore, Md.; A.
Schriver, Coeyman's Hollow, N. Y.; Bishop R. S. Foster, D D., Cincinnati, Ohio;

Ware, Va. ; Duncan, D.D., President of Randolph

Macon College, Wynona, Va. ; J. M. Thoburn, D.D , Bengal Presidency, India;

Clarke Savannah, Ga. ; L. H. King, Newburgh, N. Y. ; Wiley, D.D.,

Madison, N. J.



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fifteen sermons were delivered by ministers of the Troy Conference
and by several Methodist clergymen from distant places, ^

On Monday morning, September nth, at ten o'clock, a spring of
mineral water was penetrated by the drill at a depth of more than
thirteen hundred feet from the surface of the ground. Late in the
afternoon several gallons of turbid water were drawn from the well
in the presence of a crowd of interested spectators, when the water
was found to be similar in taste to that of the Congress Spring at
Saratoga Springs. Mrs. Van Cott began singing the long meter
doxology, in which she was joined by the persons standing near her.
Congratulatory remarks were made by the Rev. L. H. King, D.D., of
Newburgh, N. Y. ; the Rev. Homer Eaton, Albany; Joseph Hillman,
President of the Round Lake Camp-Meeting Association, and by
John D. Rogers, the superintendent of the grounds.* Subsequently,
when the well was drilled to the depth of fourteen hundred and three
feet and was tubed, the water was submitted to Prof. Charles F.
Chandler, of Columbia College, whose analysis indicated that its
composition differed little from the water of the Congress Spring at
Saratoga Springs.

On Thursday evening, September i6th, this thirteenth camp-
meeting held at Round Lake ended with a sacramental service.
Farewells were taken, with hand-shaking, and the singing of

' ' Amen, amen , my soul replies,

I'm bound to meet you in the skies,

And claim my mansion there ;
Now here's my heart and here's my hand
To meet you in that heavenly land,

Where we shall part no more."

^ They were the Revs. Homer Eaton, Albany; W. J- Heath, Burlington, Vt. ;

S. Meredith, Troy; L. N. Beaudry, Montreal, Canada; Rev. W. Butler, D.D.,

Mexico ; A. F. Bailey, Schuylerville, N. Y. ; P. Krohn, Albany; D. W.

Foster, ; B. I. Ives, Auburn, N. Y. ; John P. Newman, D.D., Washington,

D. C. : M. D. Jump, Williamstown. Mass.; D. T. Elliott, Charlton, N. Y. ; L. H.
King. D.D., Newburgh; W. H. Meeker, Cohoes; Erastus Wentworth, D.D.,
Sandy Hill; Samuel McLaughlin, Albany.

* The sample of mineral water submitted to me for examination contains, in one
U. S. gallon of 231 cubic inches:

Chloride of Sodium 394. 2943 grains.

" Potassium 9-4363 "

Bromide of Sodium 14716 "

Iodide of Sodium I-3I52 "

Fluoride of Sodium trace.



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The extension of Burlington Avenue to the new gateway on the
north side of the grounds, the erection of a number of cottages/ and
the connection of the two pubUc dining halls by the removal of the
intermediate walls were some of the noticeable improvements made
prior to the Union Evangelistic camp-meeting held at Round Lake
in July, 1877.

The services of the Union Evangelistic camp-meeting were con-
ducted by the Rev. S. H. Piatt, a distinguished Methodist minister
from Brooklyn, N. Y. On Tuesday morning, July loth, a love feast
inaugurated the exercises of the day. In the afternoon the Rev.
Daniel Steel, D.D,, of Lynn, Mass., preached the first sermon.. The
fifteen and more discourses delivered by the Revs. T. DeWitt Tal-
mage, John P. Newman, D.D., O. H. Tiffany, D.D., A. B. Earle, E.
P. Hammond, and other eminent divines and noted evangelists of
different Christian denominations contributed to make the meeting
one of special interest and importance. ^ The number of persons
present at the services on Sunday morning and afternoon, July 15th,

Bicarbonate of Lithia 2. 7494 grains.

" Soda 48.9871

" Magnesia 9.7846 "

Lime 13-4457

" Strontia 1.2038 "

" Baryta 0.5520 "

" Iron •. . 0.6344 "

" Manganese 0.0768 "

Sulphate of Potassa 10275 "

Phosphate of Soda 0.0228 "

Biborate of Soda trace.

Alumina... 0.0346 "

Silica 1.2247 "

Organic Matter trace.

486.260S

Density 1.0059.

C. F. CHANDLER,

Chemist and Assayc7'.
New York, August 2d, 1878.

^ The new cottages were those of A. J. Waterman, Schenectady; Jesse Wilson,
Hampton; Mrs. S. French, Troy; E. A. Peck, Troy; Philander Curtis, Schuyler-
ville; Miss Harriet Russell, ; R. H. Robinson, Ballston Spa; Rev.

John P. Newman, D.D., Washington, D. C; Van Valkenburgh, Ballston

Spa; H. Alexander, Albany.

^ Discourses were delivered by the Revs. Daniel Steel. D.D. , Lynn, Mass.; Hiram
Eddy, D.D., Jersey City; Edgar M. Levy, D.D., Philadelphia; G. L. Taylor, D.D.,
New Rochelle; S. H. Piatt, Brooklyn; John P. Newman, D.D., Washington, D.



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were not less than ten thousand. From six to eight hundred vehicles
entered the gates. The temperance meetings on Monday and Tues-
day were largely attended. Addresses were made by the Rev. Bishop
Gilbert Haven, D.D , of Atlanta, Ga.; Rev. S. McKean, of Fort

Edward; Rev. S. H. Piatt, of Brooklyn; Johnson, of Brooklyn;

Mrs. Annie Wittenmyer, of Philadelphia; Miss M. E. Winslow and
Miss Lottie Coffin, of Brooklyn. The services of the meeting ended
on Thursday evening, July i8th.




HON. GEORGE WEST S COTTAGE.



From the First Sunday-School Assembly to the Gospel
Temperance Meeting, 1877-1878.

The first Sunday-School Assembly held on the grounds began its
interesting sessions on Friday afternoon, July 22d, 1877, with from

C. ; J. M. King, D.D., New York City; G. Hughes, Philadelphia; E. P.

Hammond, ; C. C. McCabe, New York; A. B.

Earle, ; A. C. Rose, Stillwater; B. M. Adams, Brooklyn; C. H.

Fowler, D.D., New York City; John B. Thompson, D.D., Catskill, N. Y. ;

Phelps, Vineland, N. J.; O. H. Tiffany, D.D., New York City.



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three to four hundred persons in attendance. Its varied exercises
were under the direction of the Rev. Alfred Taylor, D.D., of New
York City. Addresses, Bible readings, sermons, lessons, microscopic
and magic lantern exhibitions, concerts and praise meetings were so
felicitously embraced in the week's programme that a more enjoy-
able course of instruction it would seem could not have been pro-
jected.^ A quintet from New York City, two men and three women
of African descent, sang very attractively many Sunday-School
hymns and songs during the sessions of the assembly. A concert, in
which about a thousand persons and Holding's Cornet Band of
Ballston Spa took part, terminated the exercises on Friday afternoon,
July 27th.

The first services of the seventh Troy Conference camp-meeting
at Round Lake were held on Tuesday evening, September 4th, 1877.
The Rev. L. Marshall, Presiding Elder of the Troy District, who
had charge of it, preached that evening. The Women's Foreign Mis-
sionary Society of Round Lake, of which Mrs. Joseph Hillman was
president, held its annual meeting on Thursday afternoon, and was
addressed by the Rev. R. Hoskins and Miss Pultz, returned mis-
sionaries from India. On Sunday, September 9th, about three thou-
sand people were on the grounds. The discourses delivered during
this eight days' meetings were mostly preached by ministers of the
Troy Conference. 2 The services terminated on Tuesday September
II.

^ Addresses were made by Revs. Alfred Taylor, D. D., New York City; Theodore
L. Cuyler, D.D., Brooklyn; J. M. Freeman, D.D., New York City; Bishop Gilbert

Haven, D.D., Atlanta, Ga. ; Anderson, England; H. C. Farrar, Troy,

; O. A. Van Lennip, New York City; Rufus Wendell, Albany; B. B.
Loomis, Albany; J. F. Clymer, Glens' Falls; B. F. Leipsner, Red Bank, N. J.; W.
C. Steele, Brooklyn; J. McC. Holmes, D.D. , Albany; O. A. Bartholomew, Troy;

Rufus W. Clark, D.D., Albany; Messrs. James H. Kellogg, Troy; Mairs,

Schenectady; A. J. Hutton, West Troy; Prof. Starr, ; Miss Lucy

J. Rider, Poultney, Vt. Sermons were preached by the Revs. Alfred Taylor, D.D. ,
J. M. Freeman, D.D. , H. C. Farrar, L. J. Matteson, D.D., Troy. The micro-
scopic lessons and exhibitions were by Prof. Starr.

2 Revs. L. Marshall, Presiding Elder of the Troy District; D. W. Dayton, Pre-
siding Elder of the Saratoga District; S. M. Williams, Cambridge; D. B. McKenzie,
Hampton; George Skene, Hoosick Falls; L. S. Walker, Greenbush; S. McKean,
Presiding Elder of the Cambridge District; H. D. Kimball, Canajoharie; A. F.
Bailey, Schiiylerville; S. McLaughlin, Amsterdam; Erastus Wentworth, D.D.,

Fort Edward; William Osborn, ; Homer Eaton, Presiding Elder of the

Albany District; William Taylor, California; S. W. Brown, ; W. H.

Washburn, Mechanicville; J. F. Clymer, Glens' Falls; Philip Krohn, Albany;
John Anderson, evangelist.



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Few of the improvements made at Round Lake attracted so much
public attention and comment as those begun early in the spring
of 1878. Cognizant of the fame and popular features of the fine
grounds at Chautauqua, the Round Lake Camp- Meeting Association
contracted with the Rev. W. W. Wythe, M.D., the designer of the
highly-extolled topographical representation of the land of Palestine
there, to construct one on the west side of the lake at the mouth
of the brook flowing through the north part of the grounds. The
miniature plot, completed in July, was about five hundred feet in
length, on a scale of two and a half feet to a mile. A model of the
City of Jerusalem, made by the Rev. W. W. Wythe, was exhibited
near it during the summer.

A large and well-appointed hotel, three stories high, with a base-
ment and an attic, planned by J. L. Silsbee, architect, of Syracuse,
N. Y., and built by J. W. Osborn, of Albany, was erected on the
east side of Simpson avenue, between George and Saratoga avenues.
The entire cost of the building was $22,661.24. A tunnel arched
with brick, connecting the main with the eastern part of the grounds,
was constructed under the highway opposite the boat landing.

The first meeting at Round Lake in the summer of 1878 was that
of the Sunday-School Assembly, under the direction of the Rev. J.
H. Vincent, D.D., of New York City. He and his able co-helpers,
whose methods of Sunday-School superintendence and teaching,
black-board exercises, Bible-readings, lectures, and sermons delighted
and instructed great numbers of children and adults, made this
meeting one of special excellence and commendation.^ The vocal
and instrumental music was under the direction of Prof. S. A. Ellis,
of Boston. The Prof. O. A. Van Lennip's museum of Oriental
curiosities and relics, Frank Beard's chalk lessons, Professor Starr's

^ The following persons assisted the Rev. J. H. Vincent, D.D. : Rev. Rufus
Clark, D.D., Albany; Prof. W. C. Wilkinson, Rochester Theological Seminary;
Rev. J. A. Worden, secretary of the Sunday School department of the Presbyterian
Church, Philadelphia; Rev. L. T. Townsend, Boston; Frank Beard, New York City;
Anson Green, D.D., Toronto, Canada; J. M. King, D.D., ; Prof. C. B. Stout,

New Brunswick, N. J.; Rev. George Skene, Hoosick Falls; Rev. William Irvin,
D.D., Troy; Rev. T. De Witt Talmage, D.D., Brooklyn; D. R. Niver, Albany;
James H. Kelogg, Troy; J F. Clymer, Albany; B. B. Loomis, Plattsburgh; Mrs.

John P. Newman, New York City; Clark Wilson and wife, ; Rev. J. A.

Worden, Rev. W. H. Boole, D.D., New York City; Rev. Edward Eggleston,
D.D., Brooklyn; Rev. P. A. Chadbourne, D.D., President of Williams College,
Williamstown; Rev. John P. Newman, D.D., New York City; Prof. E. Warren

Clark, ; Rev. B. K. Pierce, D.D., Boston; John E. Searles, jr.. New Haven,

Conn.; Rev. C. H. Fowler, D.D., LL.D., ; George H. Thompson, Troy.



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microscopic exhibitions, the singing of the Rev. Clark Wilson and
his wife were also enjoyed and appreciated. The daily issue of the
Little People's Paper, edited by the Rev. George Skene, was also
popular.

A correspondent of a well-known religious journal made the fol-
lowing observations respecting the varied exercises : " On looking
over the programme, the wonder is how all this could be covered in
eight days. The wonder is no less to those who were there. But
it was done, and that with a breadth and thoroughness that was
scarcely less than marvelous — not only the two hours a day in the
normal classes, but three lectures a day at the platform, and three
conferences a day in the section tents, with two lectures a day at the
Palestine park and model of the City of Jerusalem, * * *

"A Palestine park, showing the cities, rivers and sacred mountains
of the Holy Land, presented the largest and finest representation of
Palestine ever made, while a model of Jerusalem did the same for
that city. A personal examination of these, with the lectures given,
fixed them more clearly in the mind than could anything else, except
a visit to the land itself. Indeed, a lady of eminence, who had
traveled over Palestine, said that she had never received so clear a


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