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A New Sabbatarian Movement.

The tendency of the times is, no doubt, strongly toward a more general observance of Sunday as a day of rest. Everywhere at the assembling of church denominations thus far this year Sunday work, and especially the newspaper, has been openly denounced. In every State in the Union, with hardly an exception, Sunday trade, and particularly liquor selling, is now forbidden by statute. Recently some of the great railway lineß, led by the Vanderbilt system, have stopped the running, as far as possible, of Sunday passenger and freight trains; and now the Sabbatarian movement is affecting the national Administration. PostmasterGeneral Wanamaker is making an investigation in reference to Sunday work in post offices, and proposes to have all useless labor on the Day of Rest cease at onco. Following his announcement comes another of the abolition of Sunday duty in the regulur army by order of President Harrison. In his order he refers to the fact that Washington and Lincoln, in the exciting times of war, saw fit to enjoin the orderly observance of the Sabbath by the army and the navy, and he accordingly suggests that soldiers and sailors are entitled to a day of rest in times of peace. Tlio American people are usually too much engrossed in business to be diverted by movements of this nature. It is only when by tho systematic and determined efforts of a few leading agitators some moral or political reform gets under headway that it moves with rapidly accelerating speed. Many see in this new Sabbatarian movement something that has already growu from a shadow into a cloud that may overspread the land and darken the day for the Sabbath-breaker everywhere. Four millions of the American people petitioned Congress to stop all Suuday traffic on railways, pas sengtr and goods. The Austrian Government have enacted that no newspaper be sold in Vienna before noon, in order to give rest to the printers.—Prank Leslie's Paper.

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A New Sabbatarian Movement., Evening Star, Issue 8044, 22 October 1889

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A New Sabbatarian Movement. Evening Star, Issue 8044, 22 October 1889