Street Preacher with a Calling Card, a Temper and a Pen-Knife
As near as I can find, Bishop A. J. Carney left behind four things.
1. This calling card.
2. The quote "The world as my circuit or field of labor, the human family as my parishioners.
3. Utica Morning Herald June 6, 1877
"Bishop A.J. Carney, and independent missionary preached a characteristic sermon in the streets this morning. He didn't forget to take up a collection"
4. Utica NY Observer July 12, 1877
"Bishop A.J. Carney, the street preacher, is in jail for 100 days at Rochester. An official laughed at him and he raised his hand in wrath, inflicting a heavy blow. When arrested, he attempted to cut his throat with a pen-knife. Bishop Carney is the same individual who spoke in our streets some three months ago"
Bishop A. J Carney Calling Card circa 1877 Collection Jim Linderman