|Title||[The Boy Preacher and The Zouave Jacob]|
|Collection||Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks|
|Photographer||Armbruster, Eugene L., 1865-1943|
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1871 / L.C. RUTTER, "THE BOY PREACHER." - FROM A / PHOTOGRAPH BY MACBRIDE, ALLEGHENY, PA. / THE REV. L. C. RUTTER. / The Rev. Mr. Rutter, more familirly know / as "the boy preacher," is one of the most earn- / est advocates of the Temperance cause in this / country. For many / months he has been / laboring in Ohio, and / his eloquent appeals / have already produced / a hearty salutary effect. / He is about twenty / years old, was born / in Lancaster County, / Pennsylvania, and was / graduated at Lafayette / College at Easton, / Pennsylvania, in 1868. / After graduating at / the Presbyterian Theo- / logical Seminary of / Allegheny City, he / was licensed to preach, / and soon afterward / was installed pastor of / the churches of Salem / and Caldwell, Noble / County, Ohio, but a / little over a year ago. / Besides his other la- / bors, he has regularly / preached for both con-/ gregations bery accept-/ ably up to the present / time./ Soon after his ordi-/ nation he observed that / the greatest obstacle to / the success of his min- / isterial efforts in this / county was the exist- / ence, at almost every / village, of a grog-shop / - some twenty or more / then in the county. / He / at once went to work to organize in every town- / ship a temperance society on the open-door- / no-secret plan. / He rode all over the county, / lecturing wherever he could find a house open / and half-a-dozen to listen to him. He pre- / sented the pledge to all he met; it was signed / by hundreds. Aroused throughly, the people, / by moral suasion, and by enforcing the civil / and criminal penalties of the liquor law, quickly / closed every liquor shop in the county. And / such is the state of public opinion to-day, that / no man dare open a whisky shop in that / vicinity. [printed on recto]
1871 / THE ZOUAVE JACOB- SHOT AS A PRUSSIAN SPY / IN THE LATE WAR. / THE LATE ZOUAVE JACOB. / By a dispatch last week we learn that Jacob, / the Zouave, who cured paralysis and wrought / other miracles, who was followed by thousands / whenever he went anywhere, was shot as a / traitor and spy during the war. He belonged / to the twentieth corps of the Army of the Loire. / He went daily for three months to the German / camp to give information. He was detected / at last and shot. / The story of this miraculous healer, who four / or five years ago was the talk of all France, / was thus given in a Spiritualistic organ of the / day: / "Jacob was a Zouave and musician playing / upon the trombone while in the army. Having / avoided intoxicating drinks, soldiers' slang, / and other vices common to military life, and / withal being very kind-hearted, he was exceed- / ingly popular in the ranks of his fellow-soldiers. / He was nearly six feet high, had black hair, dark / hazel eyes, regular features, and a head round- / ing up in th coronal region, something like that of A. J. Davis. He was about forty years of / age, and in religion nominally a Catholic. He / saw spirits, felt their presence, and, guided by their inspriation prayed to them and God. Some / twelve years since, while marching through the / streets of paris with his regiment, he saw a / poor crippled child being drawn in a carriage / by its parents. The child had not put its feet / to the ground since it was two years of age. / An irresistable influence seizing Jacob, he went / to the child, and placing his hands on it, said / firmly, 'Get up and walk,' which, to the / joy and astonishment / of the parents, it did. / Hundreds who were / standing near witness- / ed this. The next day / a score came to him, / all of whom were healed or improved." / The French are an / excitable people. Soon / hundreds flocked to / him daily from all / ranks of society, trou- / bled with "all manner / of diseases." Impossible / to receive the crowds / in the barracks, a / friend, M. Dufuget, a / prominent citizen and / merhcant in Rue de Lu / Roquese, opened his / house and workshop / for the reception of / sufferers. The throngs / increased to 20,000 a / day. This blocking the / streets, he was warned / to desist. Not heeding / the policemen's author- / ity, he was thrust into / prison- all of which / might have been ex- / pected in Imperial France! Through in- / fluence he was soon / released, and with per- / secution his "gift" ap- / peared to cease. [printed on recto]
Two newspaper clippings with accompanying portraits of two men. Scrapbook page from "Views of Kings Co., L.I." by Eugene Armbruster.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)