Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 27, 1876, Page 11

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 27, 1876 Page 11
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' RELIGIOUS. Jofltordny’fl Proceedings in tho Northern Presbyterian Assembly, fjio Itineracy Question Deluded in tho HcUiodlst Con ference. The Hot. Dr. W. W. Patton's Ad dress Before tho Illinois Con gregational Association. Review of the Sunday-School Lesson for To-Morrow. Comparison of the Characters of Barnabas and Ananias. Address of I*rof. Patton Boforo tUo MotliodlHt General Conference. PRESBYTERIANS. TUB NORTHERN ASSEMBLY. New Tome, May 20.—Tho Presbyterian Gen eral Assembly to-day accepted ou Invitation to laid the next meeting In Chicago. Tho Standing Committee on Church Erection made a report, showing that 130 churches re ceived *170,000. Thu Committee on Bills and Overtures pre sented an overture from tho Committee on thu Government of thu Assembly. A reduction of the number of delegates was advocated, to tho number of 372. Tho report was read and re ceived, hut no action was taken. Thu report of the Committee onFrccdmon *os read ami accepted. Tho number of churches under the control of tho Commltto is 123; tho number of ordained ministers, 23; the number of schools, 33; tho number of pupils, },77f1.. Tho report was accepted, and addresses In behalf of the froedmeu were delivered. Tho Committee was In grent financial straits at one lime during the post year, when three full pay ments were due to the missionaries. The total receipts were *51,355, and thu expenditures, 153,187. Tho Standing Committee on Correspondence made a report in regard to fraternal relations to Urn South, which was rend as follows: The Committee appointed to confer with tho Presbyterian General Assembly, In session at Savannah, In reference to u basis of union be tween the bodies, being unanimously nnd heart ily In sympathy with the purposes which they a cre appointed to accomplish, and recognizing the fart that tho two Assemblies accept tho lame form of government and directory of vorahlp; therefore, Jletolred. With a view to an expression of (ho inltcd am! hearty wish of tills body, that .at thu tarllcet practicable moment wo may ecu the estab lishment of correspondence with the other Assem bly; nnd that this Assembly reiterates Its cordial icslre for the establishment of fraternal relations nlth that Assembly in terms of perfect eqanllty ami reciprocity, as soon as It is agreeable lo It to re ijhhkl to tills assurance by a similar expression. Tho report was adopted, and it was resolved to telegraph the report and resolutions to Sa vannah. Thu Committee of Arrangements for the next Genera! Assembly meeting was announced, ami the order of the day was then resumed; when, after some further remarks, the report waa idoptud, nnd thu Assembly adjourned. After the recess thu report of tho Committee on Relations of tho Church with tho German population was presented. It recommended S reaching to the Germans in their own language, olng nil that can be donu to bring them into thu Church, aud urges that thcru bo candidates for the ministry who can spunk that language. The report and yucummundutious were adopt ed. The Committee on Sustcntatlon submitted a rqiortnnd series of resolutions indorsing thu re port of tho Board. This report was set aside temporarily to hear tho report of tho Spaulul Committee on Sustuntatlon, which rocummunds that sustcutaUuu bo carried on on a eeparato basis. Tbo report was discussed until adjournment. THE BAPTISTS. HOME MISSIONS. Buffalo, N. Y., May 20.—'The Forty-fourth umnal session of tho American Baptist Home Mission Society met to-day. Tbo report shows i fair balance in the hands of tho Treasurer. Iho receipts for thu year ending April 1,1870, for mission and educational purposes were (175,534, a falling off of $25,000 from the nrc vlousycur. The permanent trust fund is $43,- 000; conditional trust fund, $03,000. A telegram of Christian salutation from tho Louisville Convention was road, and a Commit tee appointed to respond. The following olllccra wero elected for tho en nfing year : President, Hon. Robert O. Fuller, Mussaclusetts: Vice-Presidents, Hon- William Btkkney, District of Columbia; Hon- Jesso I‘. Bishop, Ohio ; Treasurer, Joseph B. Hoyt, Connecticut; Auditors, William Phelps, New York: Joseph Brokaw, New York: Correspond ing Secretary. Nathan Bishop, LL. D.. New York: Recording Secretary, the Rev, D. B, Jut ten, New York; members of thu Board of Mau igcrs—First Class, tho Rev. David Moore, New York: J. V. Elder, D, D., New York; w. 11. Panniy, D. D., New Jersey; Albert B. Capwell, New York; 8. 8. Constant, Now York. This evening a general hallelujah scrvlco of E raise of all tho delegates and members in at smlnnco waa held, which concluded the anni versary services. METHODISM. TUB GENERAL CONFERBNCB. Baltimoub, Md., May 20.—Bishop Janes pro lided in tho Conference to-day, and the entire session was taken up on tho debate on tho najurlly and minority reports of tho Com nitlco on Itineracy, tho point under dis suasion being tho election of I'rcsldlng Elders hy tho Conference. Tho minority, report,providing Dial Presiding Elders shall ho ippolnted by the Bishops on tho nomination of i majority of tho Annual Conference by ballot without debate; provided, howuver, that in taao tho Bishops shall doom that the interests of tho Church de mand Hint any person so nominated be otherwise employed they shall communi cate their Judgment to tho Conference, which shall then proceed to make other nominations Until the required number Is obtained. Tho subject was debated uulll adjournment CONGREGATIONAL. LAST DAY OK TUB CONVBNTIOH AT QUIMOT. tiptc fuf HUpafcA to The TVfbuns. Qumcr, 111., May 2(l.—Thu Association mel it 6 a. in. After prayer and singing and tho reading of Ibo minutes of tho preceding day, tho reports of Committees appointed last year to visit In hibitions of learning were received. They ru bied to tho liockfunl Female Seminary, Beloit College, Wheaton College, Knox College, and tho Illinois College. Tho Ucv. Dr. Hyde, of Chicago, introduced resolutions In brorof a vigorous support of religious news . which weru adopted. Invitations fur thu next meeting were re eved from Sterling, Aurora, and Champaign, Utl Sterling was selected. From 9 to 0:80 a. m. was spent la de votional exercises, led by tho Rev, N. A- Prentiss. Tho Ucv. Mr. Chamberlin reported hack a brut of action on the American Congregational Union, approving Its object of aiding In church building, but objecting to the scale of admiuls btliou expenses and thu employment of two Secretaries, which was adopted. Tbs sumo gentleman made remarks on sys tectatlc houcflccnco as a substitute for a report, thd the same Committee was continued. ( Ur. Chamberllu spoke further to tho Impor hnco of raising lit the State a sum equal to that Upended within It by tho Hume Missionary **ltly, and offered a resolution to that elici t. .Secretary Sturm slated that the distributions ® New England and Now York State were In duing by reason of emigration, so that there less money from that quarter for the aid of _ LAY ÜBI.SCUTION PBSIiiSU. |ho resolution was adopted. ,A resolution was paused urging tho churches vb« more generally represented by their lay delegates, ami Uiat tho churehca pay Iho ox pnihct) of their delegates. 'Dm motion requesting Iho publication of Prof. Clapp'* paperon “'DmChristian Woman ” was reconsidered and {ndeilnHely postponed, leal Il)(r AhMiH'intion ho tlioiiLCht to ho committed to all of the flcntlinent* expressed. Tim Rev. I). K. Joncfl waa heard in emmnenda tlnn of Root'* new book entitled ‘‘Choir and Congregation.” The Troaaurcr made hi* report of the Inciden tal expenses of the A**oelat lon. Thu Rev. W. K. Whittlesey was rn-cleefod Trcumirerand Registrar, and a tax of 2|£ cents per member wan laid On the churches. Thu thanks of tho Association were presented to Messrs. Clapp, Slurtcvunt, Harley, Hoy. and I'allon, for their papers read before the body, nnd their publication was requested without In dorsing nil the sentiments therein contained. The Rev. Dr. Baacotn reported on llm collec tions for thu relief of tho families of demised ministers nnd on llm application of the funds. Dr. Hascom, E. W. Blatehford, ami J. W. Bcovlllc were reappointed the Committee on this subject. rimrnnn appointmrnts. Tim Ilev. Prof. H. Tanner, of Jacksonville, was chosen preacher for thu next year, and the. Ucv. Gcorgo Huntington, of Oak Park, thu alternate. Various homo missionary committees were appointed for the District Association. A Committee of Arrangements was appointed for the next meet ing, and also one on Academics. A resolution was adopted recommending thu pastor to preach on or near thu first Sunday of July on some topic appropriate to the Centen nial year, nnd that a collcetlan hu taken up for tho Theological Seminary; also, n resolution commending tho closing of thu Centennial Ex hibition on iliu Lord’s day. A communication was read from thu citizens of Lincoln, respecting the establishment of an academy at that place on certain conditions. It was referred to the Committee on Academies. A resolution was passed in favor of tho West ern Seamen’s Friend Society. MUCH TtIAKKK. The thanks of the body were presented hy resolution to the Church, citizens, and ladles of Quincy, to the Chair, to the press, nnd to all others who had aided in giving interest and suc cess to the meeting. The narration of tho state of religion com piled from the reports of tho District Associa tions was then read by the Kcv. H.D. Platt, and adopted. In the afternoon tho dosing exercises took place In connection with the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper and addresses hy Dr. Uaecotn and Prof. Hyde. DR. W. IV. PATTON’S SERMON. The following extract of Dr. W, W. Patton’s sermon, delivered Thursday, was necessarily omlllea from these columns yesterday: In the introduction, (he speaker drew attention to the foct that In tho history of thin country re ligion had ever borne a lending part, and that the faith and polity of tho Pilgrim Father* had from the first led the way to that peculiarly American condition of thing* in which wo find “A Church without a Bishop, a State without a King.” At the close of the Revolution, tho Congregational churches led all other* in number and in influence, and, although their Increase since has been five fold, or from 700 churches to about 3,500. yet it ho* by no mean* equaled that of several other de nominations, and notoriously that of the Meth odist*. Neither lias Übeen such n* wo* predicted for It by the Rev. Dr. fillies, President of Yale College, in his famous sermon, in 17K3, before the Legislature of Connecticut, on “Tho Future Glory of Iho United States. ” Dr. Patton proceeded to Indicate what, in his opinion, were the cause* which had thus limited the growth of tho dcuomina tlon, and which wisdom and candor call upon us to consider. lie enumerated eight, as follows; 1. Early geographical position. The churches were in Now England exclusively, nnd were (him not contiguous to tho new territory, while between U and them lay tho part* o! tho country settled by the Presbyterians, Dutch Reformed, Lutherans, etc. For a long time, therefore, tho development had been on a narrow scale nnd provincial. 2. A moral limitation shut them out of tho cn tiro South. They were Inflexibly opposed to slavery, and their polity was Incompatible with tho working of the slave-system. Before the lato War, uot a Congregational Church existed in Iho South, except two in Missouri. 3. A serious defect long was a lack of proper facilities fur church extension, owing to the im perfect development of their church polity. Tho New England father* had drawn up a inure pro vincial scheme of church-government, not antici pating national proposition*. There wo*, there fore, a lack of organic management for extensive fellowship and effective co-operation, such a* now exist In the National Council and in tho various benevolent societies for missionary work. Other denominations woro batter equipped in this re spect. 4. Another check on growth was an undue sub ordination of polity to a single form of doctrine, to-wit: Calvinism. The fueling became common that, if Calvinism was hold and preached, it was of small consequence whether (ho polity was Congre gational or Presbyterian. This prepared tho way for nn easy abandonment of the polity of their fathers, and of the New Testament churches. It wan in disregard of tho teaching of history, also, which shows that nothing so aids doctrinal error a* to bo backed by ecclessislica) power, which, In deed, often instigates false doctrine fur Us own purposes. 5. A serious injury resulted from tho adoption of n plan of union witli tlmJ'rusbyterlnn*, in 1801, fortae new settlements. This was well meant, but resulted almost wholly to the advantage of the other party, doubling Us strength, and halving our own. 0. .Tho long continued prevalence of an Old School theology was nlf<o a great damage. It tended to deadliest*, and ended in a reaction to Unitarian- Ism, which lias greatly damaged our repute. 7. There wan u lackof atruu method of preaching adapted to reach the common people. It waa too learned and forum); too dry and philosophic; too doctrinal and logical. And the sermons were ull written and closely read. 8. Then there was tho evil of a connection of tho Congregational churches with the State, and of tho divisions and prejudices and oppositions thus created, which favored tho Incoming of other sects into Now England itself. Having thus reviewed with due humility tho un favorable features of tho past, Ur. Patton turned his bearers’ attention to the fact that numbers were nut the only test of success and Indication of pow er. lie quoted the answer of the lluncss, when twitted upon having only a single enh: *iOne. but alUmf" Ecclesiastical systems must be Judged by the Institutions to which they give birth, hy tho men they produce, by the characters they form, and by the molding fiinnonce exerted over those outside of their pale. In considering the influence of the Pilgrim “j'ufM" one must nut dwell upon the more particulars of their t'alvlnlatlc creed, hut upon the spirit In which they held it. which was their gram! characteristic. They held all views only provisionally: ttu those to which. In tho study of ood’s word, they had thus far attained. This was the purport of the solemn and oft-quoted charge of •lolm Koblnson to tho Pilgrim Churcli, when it sailed for the New World. Houco Now England has been tho home of theological progress, and the birth place of that moditicatlon of Calvinism known us * * New England Theology," which has spread wide ly into many denominations. No other denomina tion has presented such an army of original and able thinkers, from Jonathan Edwards to Horace Uusbuell. Tins progressive faith hiw ever favored educa tion. It started tho common-school system for llm masses, Instituted colleges fur those wiio desired a liberal education, and devised theological semi naries to secure a learned ministry. It also led the way In tho cause of missions, at home and abroad, atm maintains It to tills day; last year's reports of contributions to foreign missions being ns follows: Episcopalians, Si)H,OUO; Methodists, $1180,000; Presbyterians, $412,000; and Congregatiimaliste, $170,000. Nearly all the great uuUm religious so cieties hud their origin among the Congregational isU of New England. each an the Tract hoclety, the Kuntloy-Hchool Union, and the Seaman's Friend Society. 8o also these Pilgrim churches have favored Christian nnlon, and have so shaped their nitmlnlslruUiiu of local churches, and their state ments of doctrinal belief as tho basis of fellowship, oh to accept of ail who hold fundamental evnn fellcal doctrines. Indued, they believe that nutti ng la so productive of division as centralized church power. As to the Influence of the Pilgrim chureh-noUty, Hr. Patton claimed that It luid greatly modified llm working of other systems In America—the Episco pal, the Methodist, and the Presbyterian. Ilium also led the way iu all matters of liberty and reform in the State. The working of tho Congregational polity largely prepared ttio way for the Uevoiutlon. Tim anti-slavery reform found In them Us prede cessors, in the preaching of Hopkins at Newport, and of (lie younger Edwards at New Haven, atm re ceived important aid from their pulpits and press down to the Civil War. Among them also started tho temperance reform. In tho matter of statis tics, tho lost fifth of tin- century shows rapid prog ress, especially nUhe West. The flr«t Congrega tional Tear llook. In IhSI, showed but 420 cfeurcbos In all the West, where there are now 1,473, notwithstanding tho preoccupation of the lm|>orlaut points by the Presbyterians under the union-policy. As regards tho prevalence of the Congregational form of government, Irrespective of doctrine, it has proved more acceptable than any other to thu American people. There are about 70,000 Protes tant churches. Of these, strict Prelacy luw'd.bOO; tho modifled Episcopacy of Methodism, -0,000; Presbyterian organisations, 12,000; and Cungro gatlonally-guverned bodies (baptists and others), 07.000. Thus tho polity of tho Pilgrim I- athera holds 68 per coni of the Protestant churches of America! Dr. Patton felt full of hope for the fu ture, and believed that in thu Pilgrim faith and polity would be found a prophecy of those forms of the Church and of tho State which, In tho gulden ago of the future, shall prevail throughout ull tho earth. BUKDA Y-ecnOOli T/ESSON. UAUNAiIAS AND ANANIAS. AcU, fv.—- As wo tried to show In our last pa per, there was something sublime lu thu hear ings and characters of thu early Christian*. Tho spirit of true consecration constantly work ed them. In their willingness to suffer for tho cause of their Master, in their preferlng burn ing at the stake or fighting with savage beasts to receding from truth und duty, in their de sire to give their labors und their riches for the good of others, and lu tbgip cullru doyotodneas THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1876-TWELVE PAGES. to Christ and Ilia cause, they must over com mand the respect and admiration of mankind. Weonchtnol to pass unnoticed that good Barnabas (Acts, Iv., JWJ) about whose motives of action no one ever had any doubt, lie won a man of linn religious principles and of great do clhlnri of character. Ho was ever true to his ability, to his duty and his Muster. Ho sold his entire estate and gave all tin: proceeds for the relief and comfort of the needy. He did not givo to God all his wealth and then retain u part for Ids own personal aggrandizement, nor did ho grasp his gold, until death grasped him, and compelled him to relinquish his hold of that which ho really did not own. Ihirnahas was noted for his zeal In the good cause of turning men from sin to purity. Hu was an unrlv disciple of the Muster whom lie so tenderly loved mid faithfully served. Ho was Inclined to show, as did James, “ Ids faith hy Ids works.** Ho exchanged Ids means for tliu happiness of others, ami laid up treasures in heaven, where uo thieves intrude, no rogues nly their witty arts, and no defalcators aru known. Wo ought not lo forget his staler, who, living In Jerusalem, always manifested the greatest Interest In thu disciples, nnd ever received them gladly and joyfully at her own house. Her cheerful and hopeful heart was an unfailing source of inspiration, nnd her tender words ami ready help did much to aid thu disciples In their tolls. Bhu was Intelligent and communicative, nnd was an entertaining friend of the good ami the pure. We may contrast the honesty and integrity of Barnabas with the duplicity and wickedness of Ananias, nnd tho truthfulness and sincerity of thu sister with the falsity and deceit of Bnp phlra. We may nut wonder that when I’cter’s penetrating eye and pungent words went driv ing through tho souls of Ananias and his wife they fell dead. God directed those eyes and gave force to those words, as he did to that small pebble that David hurled at Goliath of Gath. Tho sinful pair had joined tho company of tho true ami sincere followers of the Christ. They did nob fall to appear at church. They were rich In this world’s goods. Listen to their talk: “All are doing wnat they can for the good cause, in which I’ctur and his friends arc so zeal ously engaged. Wu arc often urged to replenish thu treasury from which tho poor and the sick may have their needs supplied. Wu ought to aid this good cause. Wo have no children to whom wo can transmit our possessions. Peter hinted to us in this morn ing’s discourse that wu cannot ho thu followers of Christ unless wc do whatever lie has com manded us. lie has commanded us to feed tho hungry ami clot he thu naked. Thoso of our circle who have lands nro selling them and lay ing them at tho Apostles’ feet. That good Bar nabas, whom ail so deeply love and admire, was rich. Hu owned a beautiful estate on the Island of Cyprus, but Ims sold it ami given all the pro ceeds to the followers of Him who, when on earth, went about doing good. “ Now,” said Annnlns, “wo shall lose our rank if wo do nob at once make a generous gift. Suppose wo give to 'tho causu of Christ that valuable estate of oura near Mount Moriah.” His wife assented to it, and said: “I hope wo shall keep enough to pay our funeral ex penses.” Let us no longer listen to this pair discussing how they could secure a good reputation for charity and mercy, and still retain a largo shore of what they had promised to confer on others. Their history Is the saddest one on record In sacred story. They had given tho estate to tho f ood cause of Christ. It was no longer theirs, t was sold at a high price. This hut increased their avarice. They proposed to lay only a part at tho feet of tho Apostles, and then pretend that they had given all—lima make themselves gulltv of theft, lying, and hvpoerlsy. (3)‘Peter comprehended* their entire plan. Thu people at thu usual hour hud come to thu assembly-hail to worship God and present their offerings of charity and good will. Among them was Ananias nnd fiapphlra. They nmdu a decided show in publicly laying their offerings at thu Apostles’ feet. They were well dressed, ami every way liigoodtrlin, Snpnhlraprusumuu she should receive sumo compliments fur her lino appearance and largo charity. She hail for gotten that slio was in tho presence of the Great Got], who looks at tho heart, the purposes and. motives of thu soul, and not at thu outward ap pearance. Peter knew tho value of the estate sold, nnd the sum received. His thoughts burned within him, as hu observed the duplicity of u man ami his wife, of whom ho had hoped hotter things. Ho was deeply indignant when ho saw so dark a cloud coming over tho sincere friends of tho Master. Ho with a strong, full volcu ho said: “ Ananias, why did you let Satan fill your heart ami persuade you to Hu to the limy Spirit 1 You gave tho ontlro estate to Christ. It waa then no longer yours; you cannot take back what you have already given away.” Tho Apostle does not say that Satan was the re sponsible party in this wickedness; nor does ho blame him for tho had Influences ho had ex erted. It Is ids legitimate business to aid those men who wish to bo away from truth nnd duty. Some men think that they aro excusable fur wimt Satan inclines them to do. Putor did not have any desire to excuse Ananias on any suck ground. Ho deemed temptations tho means of moral discipline nnd strength. The world Is full of temptations for this express purpose. Evil thoughts will, now nnd then, creep Into our hearts In some sly way. hut they really become ours only when we retain and nourish them. Peter assures Ananias that tho gift of that estate was voluntary,—that it was still In Ids own power, not fur his own use, hut for the use of tho poor, to whom he could distribute it as hu saw fit. (2) Ananias hearing Peter’s censure knew full well it was hut too true. He experienced at once that deep scimo of guilt widen Is always oppressive. Calu could not hear it. He hasten ed to Uie laud of Nod, but there lie could not sleep. Ananias was touched by an unerring hand. AH his guilt came upon him like a flood. His consduuto was suddenly quickened. Hu could see thu true color of his soul. lie waa rich, and luul probably a large circle of friends. Tho death of u rich man usually makes a deep impression upon thosu who have par taken of Ins Incut and his wine. But the Tact that Annulus sunk under the pressure of Peter’s words, under thu abiding power of a guilty con science, was impressive. The thought Ungers lit many minds that riches prolong life, and even Unit rich men can foil those sharp arrows that sometimes come so swiftly that wu ourselves ure-uever conscious of thu mischief they have done. In tills cate, something moru rapid in Its course and more forcible than words slopped the action of thu heart. A guilty conscience paints witli lightning speed the panorama of life. Its colors appear upon the eanvus with wonderful brilliancy, and thu man Is terrified us was old King Baiil, when his haunted soul saw' thu spirit of thu venerable ami sainted Samuel, pointing at him Ids long, slender linger of contempt and scorn. (5) “Ho fell dead.” His wealth had lost its power. Thu servants of tho palace rolled u sheet about him and buried him. His wealth was a ciirso to him. It led him into crime. Great fear must have fallen on all, when they saw the sad end of this rich man’s life. His body was taken not even to Ids for mer home, but to a place outside the city walls. No wife, no children, no friends wet his last resting-place with tears uf sorrow. Ills body was not retained even for three short hours, Unit the partner uf his sins might have one last look. (7) .lust a» the servant* reached homo from Ills hurlul, Sapnhlm, the wife, mil knowing wlmt lnul happened, entered the: assembly-room, cheery and guy, n« if she liacl been with her maiden friends, witnessing t!i« gnyctle* of tliu dance, Imping, perhaps, to quiet tier soul by tilling It with other thoughts tlmu that of her great guilt. IVlcr accosts her. Ills bright, piercing eyes flush with the lire of Indignation, and his cutting words mil out of his mouth even with unwonted force. He secs her duplicity, and says: “Why have your hus band mul you agreed to try the spirit of thu Lord I” Thu Apustlu quickened her conscience to an unusual tenderness. She indorsed thu words of Him who was hidden from her eyes, and took upon herself publicly the burden of tho crime. Peter, with more Hum his usual dignity and solemnity, said: “You havo con spired against thu living (JoU, Do you suppose His spirit cannot detect you I Hu knows your Inmost thoughts. Ills eye penetrates thu must hidden recesses of your soul.” Peter then threw upon her thu full blast of his contempt and indignation. “Those servantswhohavojust hurled thy husband without the city walls uro waiting at tho door, audahall carry thou out, and place thy body by tho side of him with whom you have wickedly conspired.” Then tJupnhlro, overwhelmed by a guilty conscience and by the burning words of thu Apostle, fell at his feet and expired. At oneu thu servants came rush ing in, found her dead, and buried her by the side of her husband. luTlfu they were conspira tors In thu same crime, anil alter death they were occupants of tho same grave, und were marked by the same shame. Great fear came upon the Church and upon all who heard the fearful news. la tho twinkling of au eye, tho entire paim ruiqa of life Is sometimes painted on the soul. Thu colors may he ull dark, and no one la near to whiten them us newly-fallen snow. It U rather lute to select an advocate when the trial has closed und the verdict has been rendered, llurnabus and Ids sister laid up treasures lu Heaven. PROP. PATTON.. ms Apouess at ualtiuoub. Tho following is au extract from the address of the Key. Frauvltf L. i’ktWu delivered before the General Conference of the Methodist Chun h at Ilaltinioro: Lot m* pa«s to a ron*Mcrnllon of some point* more directly hearing upon a comparative study of the two churches now exchanging < lirl«tlan saluta tion-, We are more nt one, sir. both In polity ami In faith, than wo sometimes have credit of being. When I s«t here on last Saturday and listened to the elornji nl speeches made respectively hy Jndeo Reynolds, from Brooklyn, and Judge White, from I'itt-hnrg, I could imagine that t was attending the s< «»loiii of one of onr General Assemblies, the speeches sounded so much like similar speeches made hy ruling Elders In our own body. And, while Ido not suppose yon would accent our idea of tho ruling Elder. It Is true that your Church ami ours agree In this: that the Church docs not mean the ministry, hut (hat in all questions pertaining to Its government tho people have ft substantial voice In the matter. (Applause.) And when I sat upon the platform. In the presence of men whoso names arc household words (the Bishops of your Chur di). ( wu- clad to think that your Church, like ours, while unwilling to relegate to sacerdotalism, exclusively, (he use of a good New Testament word, it does not n*e the wore in Its prelntic sense. [Applause.} Nay, I am furnished with an exegesis of the word fft'v-rnpun In the eloquent peroration of that ad dress presented during Iho early sessions of your Conference, signed hr (he twelve, who. “In Jour neylngs oft, find In labors more abundant, am successor* of thu Apostle* In tho only trim Script lira) sense of the word. [Applause. 1 And when I listened to a discussion which pertained lo a local question In your Imdy, I was reminded of the fuel Unit thu Methodist Episcopal Church was an organ ization, nnd that it stands the test of n healthy organism, lu-wll: that whatever affect* u part affect* the whole, nnd when one member suffers the whole Imdr suffer* with It. (Applause. | Now, sir, when we reduce Presbyterianism to Its lowest term, we arc accustomed (n say that there are cardinal principles which underlie it, to-wlt: the doctrine that tho people have a suh«Uintial part In Uie government of tho Church, Hint the smaller portion of It Is subject to the larger, and that there Is hut one order In the ministry. Purity of the ministry, popular government, nnd ecclesiastical unity—these are features which distinguish tho Presbyterian Church. [Applause. ) Ana now, If thu love or my Church should get the better of me In the flush of momentary feeling, mid I should say that, in virtue of your substantial agreement with us In these great princi ples. you arc practically n Presbyterian Cnurch, I am sure I enu anticipate your forgiveness, ami that yon will understand that ! make the statement without nt all Implying that either Church 1* Indifferent to those differentiating features In our polity. Hut wu are not only one in polity, we arc more significantly one hi doctrine. And even though tho differences winch do exist were greater than they are, It were a matter sufficient lo constitute the reason for fraternal salutation, in Hint we each con say we have a creed. [Applause. | 1 honor the Methodist Church because ft bn* a creed. I honor it, sir—and will use a word which, in these days of hroad-churchlsm, is ant to awaken hostility,— liecause it ha* a theology [applause]; lie cause it require* of its ministers that they shall be faithful in teaching that theology. [Ap- K'ause. 1 1 honor it for what some people call it* gotry, hut what I call it* fidelity, hi teaching to It* children tlio distinctive polity nnd creed of thu Church, and 1 honor It because it Is nut ashamed, in these days, to say that Its theology 1* Arminlan —[applause]— a* we nro not ashamed to say our theology is t'alvhilstlc. I tell yon, brethren, tho day wlllbc observed perpetually as a legal holiday throughout the length and breadth of the Devil** dominion, which shall commemorate tho time when Christian* shall bo so far recreant to truth, so In different to or so ignorant of it, that they shall be willing to part with nil their denominational dis tinctions nnd make way for a broad churcbism which will let in everything from Ariuuism to Cal vinism. (Applause.) 1 am not Indifferent to the distinctive features of our system, hut I do say that we live In times when wo can afford to emphasize tho point* wherein wo agree. In these days, when tbs question I* not so much whether God hear* prayer, as whether there in a God; in these days, when it is not so much a question oa to how the soul i* saved u lo whether them is a soul, we can afford to stand together and press tho evidences of spiritual existence ami su pernatural belief. (Applause.) In these days, when philosophy is parading tho gospel of nesci ence), wu can afford to stand together uml take stock of our articles of faith ana say. "This I* wlmt wo know.” When the claims of Papal Infal libility aro pressed on the one hand, nnd thu claim* of private infallibility (which aru more detestable) nro advocated on the other, we can afford to stand together In main taining the Infallibility of the Bible, taking for our motto, “Let God be true, though every man be a Hart” [Applause.] Against Pclugianlsm wc preach the doctrine of man’s depravity, though it wound pride; against Hucinianism, wc preach that Jcsu* Christ died a* the propitiation for the sin* of the world, and that his death wn« not the result of unavoidable circumstances, a manifestation of mar tyrdom or heroism, hut it real sacrificial death. Wu worship one God iti trinity, and trinity in unity. We say that neither In Methodist pulpit norm Presbyterian pulpit utmll a man minister who dares to speak In doubtful phrase respecting the supremo dully of Jesus Christ. (Applause.) And even when we come to thu points, sir, which do differentiate tho two Churches, it will do u* no harm to understand each other. [Laughter. ] 1 sometimes hear it said that Arminlan* arc always Calvinists when they pray, anil Calvinist* aro always Armlnlans when they preach. [Laughter aud applause.] Well, sir. an a pleasant Interchange of compliments, that i* all right enough (laughter); nnd therein much truth at it* foundation, 10-wil: Hint the real Issue between us does not often come to the surface, and is but seldom sharply defined. And yet, sir. I would be tbo Inst, a* you would bo the last, by silence to sanction tho idea that these two great branches of Protestantism stand opart and main tain separate organization* simply for tbo purpose of perpetuating a theological logomachy, nnd that which lifts our denominational ism Into importance and thu distinc tions which characterize* us, into a field of grand eur, I* the very fact of the doctrines which nerve to distinguish us. Hu true is this, that ft distin guished Calvinist has said that the difference* arc difference* which, when thev are expressed, aro expressed In terms of contradictory propositions: anil hu ha* shown Hint to my satisfaction. Koltmt the realm of thought fall* Into two grent hemis phere*, and Calvinist* and Armlnlans divide be tween them the whole bulk of Blinking Christian men. [Applause.] And with so much territory at our disposal—n hemisphere fur each—l think wu ought lobe satisfied If wo do not push our con quest. Wo each have enough to gratify any hut an Inordinate ambition. Onu of your IHsbops remarked to me, kindly f reeling mu on Hainrduy.thaUhi* interchange of t>a utation was something different from what it used to be. Now. let mu ask tho reason far the change. Thu change I* found, aot In thu fact that either Church Inu* lost regard (or It* distinctive doctrine*; it I* not duo lo a change of faith and mutual ap proach with respect of (luctrlncswhichdlffcrontiftto us. Anninlonlsm Is tlio Arminlanism of Wesley; Calvinism Is the Calvinism of the Wcstnfintorcon fusalau. Ho they arc, and no they will continue lo remain. But tho change Is due to the growing spirit of Catholicity in Christendom—& spirit which recognize* the great doctrines wherein we are agreed, a* a sufficient basis for in ter-duiioininationai enmity, while at thu same time it permits u* to regard thu differentiating doctrines ns proper boundary Hues for denominational polity unit work. And without Indulging in any Utopian dreams with respect to a visible corporate unity of God's people. 1 do hope ond pray that this spirit of Chris tian sympathy and affection may gather strength as the years go on. [Applause. ] PRIMITIVE METHODISTS. MEETING AT TORONTO. Ditpateh to The Tribune, Toronto, Ont., May 20.—'The Primitive Meth odist Conference assembled hero to-day. Tho Rev. Gcorgo Lamb, of Leeds, England, waa chosen President, and delivered tho opening ad dress. Over 100 delegates wero prusuut. GOLDEN MOMENTS. Unnumbered days wc while away, A moment nt a I lute; “ Misspending nil our precious hoars, Our glorious youthful prime." The phantom wheel of Time rolls on, Ibibeeded In Its llltrht; And, w>mn ut last we opu our ryes, Tho morn lias turned to night. Anil then bow i*ml to think of all The golden moments gum-, Anil only learn their peerless worth Aa life begins to wan. Fusronu, 0., May, IH7U. To« Maxwell. WOMAN IN POLITICS, 7b (As Kdlior o/ Tfi4 Trfbum. Obnbva, 111., Slay 25.—Thu New York.Yafton, that Sublime Turte of journals, hail, in Its Issue of May 18, a leading article entitled “A Wom an’s Influence on I’oUtk'fl.” Tho cue of the article Is taken from tho business transactions of Miss Sweet with Messrs. Hlakcly and Cam Is bell. The argument Is almost us powerful against t>elf-sup|>ortlng women, as tho colehrutud Dr. Holland's, viz.: that "every woman who received good wages was robbing eoino man"—that swept like a devouring flame through thu country one lecture-season, some years ago. One would think that Miss Sweet's experience In thu IVnaluii'Otliee would rather furnish tho text for a sermon on thu need of ** Civil-Service Iteform," hut Instead alto Is taken to tusk for seducing Messrs. Hlakely and Cumplk'll from the path of political virtue: and, with severe and soul-stirring sarcasm, tho uncut of mure Miss Sweets ui>on |>oUtlc« U deplored I Thu .Vdffcm Is apparently alarmed. Its “Once more unto the breach, dear friends," has not thu clear, ringing sound that faith In an cu.-y victory gave it ten years ago. There Is a quaver of douhl, of uncertainty about tho consequences of woman’s having learned the alphabet, per ceptible to an attentive ear. Now wo all know that, whatever else that journal lucks, It docs uut luck ability. It has either made thu milawyer-liko mMuko of despising an opponent too much to make a good argument against him (or her), or else, that article—that weak, unmeaning, sentimental sutlru is thu best that cun be said on thu side of tbo question. Men are so sure that women were created solely for their use and behoof) that their only thought In connection with her assuming polit ical duties, Is to have her “purify politic;” but there arc wimicn who think of It as being Useful to wmfli In various wavs! If men want polities purified tlicy will have to do the work tiiemMdves. The present eondl- Ihm Is some of their own hnmliwnrk. If it clots not suit them (hey had best set nl>out effecting a change. Miss Sweet lias had a lesson that, will enlighten her Ignorance and clear away cobwebs of “ docility, truthfulncfs, nml reliance upon the superior wisdom of man,’’ for a life* time-. Ami thanks to tin; “wicked Beinuerala,” “forty thousand u or more of her sisters will he prepared not to fall Into the pit wherein she fell; though there Is no doubt there will be many victims before they Inam all the wiles of ehlviilrle politicians. But the world must move, and the weak must suffer the consequences of being weak. Respectfully, K. BOWEN. A Word Personal. AV'/J York ImUptnilrnt, if'iy 25. Considering Mr. Bowen’s early and cordial re lations to Plymouth Church, It may seem to some, even now, to require explanation why there has arisen In that cliun li such un antago nism to him. To those that understand the case, it Is not strange. To say the least, no other man was more active than Mr. Bowen in founding Plymouth Church or In calling Its pastor, and no man more liberal and enthusiastic In providing for it and supporl- Itigll; and no man felt a greater pride in Its brilliant pastor than he. To tills fact the col* uiniis of the Jtulrjxndent bear abundant witness. At last there came a change, when Mr. Bowen bad occasion to withdraw his confidence from ils pastor. The reason he gave two months ago n a communication to the Examining Commit* tee of Plymouth Church, In response to their demand; and by their act It was, after some de lav. published. Tor nearly as long a lime aa Mr. Beecher has hern in Brooklyn have his Intimacies with wom en in his congregation been the occasion of re mark and scandal, calling forth occasional warn ings from his best friends, or, ns Mr. Beecher admitted before his council, advice that ho “widen the circle of his resting-places. 0 At last Information came to Mr. Bowen so full, so explicit, and so convincing ns to leave in his mfnd no doubt of Mr. Beecher’s guilt. It was Mr. Bowen’s duly then cither to accept such evidence as he might receive of Mr. Beecher’s pcnilencs. and conceal so far os possible the fact of lilti guilt, or to publish his guilt and demand Ids degradation from the pulpit. For abund antly sufficient reasons, Mr. Bowen took the former and more considerate course. Ho believed Mr. Beecher a penitent man. He could not expose to disgrace the honored and useful and repentant pastor of Ids church, much less the fame of a reputable woman. It was, therefore, his duly to keep his knowledge sacredly secret and never to let It pass his fins. Tills he did for years, with abso lute faithfulness. At lost, on one memorable Cbristmas-Uay, a man of rare abilities, one who was for years on terms of the closest Intimacy with Air. Beecher, and who bad also been for many years Air. Bowen’s right-hand man, Hie chief editor of his newspapers and his confiden tial adviser; ono to whom ho had a right to speak as frankly as to a partner In business or to his nearest relative,—this man came to Mr. Bowen, and with great passion charged that their pastor had ruined his home. Air. Bowen was Indignant, and for the first time told him that he too had known of another case of Mr. Beecher’s guilt. Mr. Bowen gave no names, and supposed that his confidence would be reflected, nut It was not. From the time of the publication by another— which he did bis best to prevent—of Mr. Bow en’s knowledge of Mr. Beecher’s offense, Mr. Bowen wus placed in a mostunpleasant position, which be could In no way avoid. He could not toll the whole truth without blasting a woman’s mime. He could not keep silence without suf fering the most terrible misconception himself. Air. Beecher was already under the shadow of evidence which would long ago have destroyed anyone whom the American 'people were less unwilling to condemn. Silence would never In jure him, hut could only Injure Mr. Bowen, nml that he would endure rather than destroy that woman’s fame, whose nubile ruin was not needed to prove Mr. Beechers guilt, so long as large lines of evidence hi another well-known case were yet left studiously uncollected. It Is under these circumstances that Plym outh Church has done Air. Bowen the honor of declaring Umt Ida silence renders him unworthy of Its fellowship. lie Is unworthy if worthiness re()uirca that he aliall defend Mr. Beecher’s nurlty ami lie tu do It. Mr. Bowen believes In falsehood os little oa In adultery. It Is In no sentiment of enmity toward Mr. Beecher or to ward Plymouth Church that he retires from its fellowship. His admiration for Mr. Beecher's splendid intellectual ulfts, and fur ills immense services to the Church and the country, l» not In the least diminished. Hu knows that Mr. Beecher, innocent, ia of more worth than a church full of other men, whether Tiltuua, or Moultons, or Wests, or Bowens; hut with Beecher guilty*, and striving to lift himself up by pulling down every man that knows his gult —the cur of lowest degree, bo ho guiltless, is worthier than he. THE STEONQESX MAN. Wonderful feats of Harnnby, the English Life Guardsman, Fred Burnaby was educated at Harrow, and (hence proceeded to Germany, where, under pri vate tuition, he acquired minimally perfect oc qualntancu with tlio French, Italian, and Gorman languages, and Incidentally Imbibed ft taste fur gymnastics. At Id be, the young* e*t of 150 candidates, passed his examina tion fur admission to tbo army, and M the matnre age of 17 found himself a cornet In the Iloyal Horse Guards. At this time his breast acorns to have been fired by the noble ambition to become the strongest man in the world. lie threw himself into the pursuit of musclo with all tho ar dor since shown in other directions, and the cup of his Joy must have been full when a precise exam ination led to the demonstration of the fact (hut his arm measured round tho biceps exactly 17 inches. Ills plaything at Aldershot was u dumb bell weighing 170 pounds, which he lifted straight out with ono hand, and there was a standing bet of £lO that no other man In the camp could perform t he same feat. At tho rooms of the London Fencing (dub there Is to tills day a dumb-bell weighing l','l) pounds, and ('apt. liarnaby is the only member who can lift it above his head. There la a story told of early barrack days which pleasantly brings up a reminiscence of tho Tlchborno trial. A horse-dealer arrived at Windsor with a pair of beautiful little panics which ho bad lieen commanded to show tho Oueen. before ex hibiting them to her Majesty he took them to tho cavalry barracks for display to the olllceni of tho Guards. borne of these, by way of a pleasant surprise, led tbo ponies up stairs Into Bar nnby's mom, where they were much ad mired. But when tho time came to take leave an alarming dJfllculty presented Itself. The ponies, though they had walked up stairs, could by no means be Induced to walk (town again. The odlcers were in a fix: tho horse-dealer was in despair; when young liarnaby nettled the matter by taking no the ponies, ono under each arm, and walking down stairs dojioiJitvd them In tho barrack yard. Hut Cornet liarnaby was as skillful os be was strong. Hu was one uf the best amateur boxers of the day, as Tom Paddock, Nat Laugham, and Hob Travers could testify of their own well-earned ox tcrlence. Moreover, be fenced as well os ho oxed, and the turn of hie wrist, which never failed to disarm a swordsman, was known In more than one of the capitals of Europe. Tun years ago everybody was talking of the wonderful feat of the young Guardsman, who undertook for a small wager to bop a quarter of n mile, runa quarter of a mile, ride a quarter of a mile, row a quarter o! a mile, and walk a quarter of audio In u quarter of an hour, and who covered the mile and a quarter distance In ten minutes and twenty seconds. Fred liarnaby had, whilst barely out uf bis teens, realised Ids tmylsb dream and laxamo the strongest man In the world, ilut lie had also begun to pay the penalty of success in the coin of wasted tissues and failing health. When a man finds, after anxious and varied experiments, that a wutur-ico Is thu only form of nourishment his stomach will retain, lu» la driven to the conviction that them Is something wrong, and that ho bad better see tho doctor. Tho result of the young athlete's visit to thu dedor was that be uourntnlly laid down the dumb-bells and tbo foils, eschewed gymnastics, and took u> travel. An Ice-IClnk lu May. ton<t<m AV'f» of the World, JVxyT. A real Ice-rink bus been constructed at tbs Old Clock House, King's road, Chelsea, by Prof. Ham guo. Tbo rink ia formed in a permanent building, having galleries fur spectators. Tbo building it self is decorated with Arctic scenery, so that the sheet of leu forming thu skating area seutas like a spot In the nililn of an extensive landscape, sur rounded wlib glaciers and snowdrifts. The rink is constructed with a bottom of concretu 0 inches thick, and upon this oru 2-lncU deal-planks, form ing a luvet tloor, baring sides, and being covered w itb a layer of tarred cow-hair half un Inch (hick. On this is laid a series of copper pipes of tint oval section, ~\i inches wldo amt Inch deep, con nected at Urn end*. The material of thu tubes be ing copper, thu last chance of accident—failure by unequal expansion—is eliminated. Mr. (iuuigeu pointed out to (be visitors on the occasion of a private view of tbo rink (be successive steps by w bieb he bad been enabled, by the aid of steam, to produce aud maintain a temperature of thirty to forty degrees below freezing |wint, and to apply it to maintain thu congelation of a sheet of leu of between HO mid 40 feet by 21, with u mean depth of 2?A inches. Tills, be said, was now being ef fected. not by the alternate evaporation and con densation of either, but by condensing sulphurous acid under pressure. This. on being relaxed, pro duced cold, which was communicated to u mixture of glycerine amt water. 'Phis bad tbo properly of remaining in a fluid state, and was mode to circu late through tbo tubes under tbo ehecl of water forming the rink. THE COURTS. S. S. Hayes Sues “ The Times ” for lilbel, And Wants Damages to the Amount of $200,000, Record of Judgments and How Suita**- Bankrnptcy Business. 8. S. Hayes, tho laic Comptroller, began three suits yesterday in tho Circuit Court against Wilbur F. Storey, editor of the Time*, tho dam ages lu ono of the eases being laid at SIOO,OOO, and In tho other two at $.V),000 In each ease. These suits aro to recover damages for various libelous articles lately published In tho Tima against tho plaintiff, hut ns the; declarations aro not yet filed, and as Mr. Ilayos, who appears as his own attorney, decline* at present lo make any statement, the particulars cannot be given. It is believed, however, that an editorial statement In yesterday’* Times, that “ possibly the name of Mr. Hayes will be associated with even greater malversation than that of setting up Bis wretched financial vagaries,” etc. TUB APOLLO MANOEACTURINO COM PANT. About a week ago Hiram T. Merrill Hied a bill against the Apollo Organ Manufacturing Company, Walter (J. Goodrich, George W. Sheldon, 0. Hchaff, 11. J. Thompson, J. A. Si-Jiaff, W. 11. Craig, and James Evans, chanc ing that tho Company was insolv ent, and that Sheldon and Goodrich were attempting to dispose of some of the or gans in fraud of the rights of the creditors. Yesterday tho defendants Hied a long and Very cln iimbUintlal answer, In which they deny tho material allegations of tho bill, ana gives their version of the matter. It seems from their statements that Merrill Is a music-teacher, and was luHtrumcntid In getting up the Company. He was elected Director, and took charge of the Company’s affairs. It Is alleged that ho mode several false returns, which showed that tho Company was making money, when in reality It was losing, and that he bought goods In Ids own name for the Company on credit when the by-laws of the corporation forbid the incurring of any debts. These pro ceedings were discovered, and a meeting of the Directors was hold a short time ago, when it was resolved to close the business. A committee waa then appointed, Including complainant, lo settle the Company’s affairs, in one or two cases organs Were given In settle ment of debts, but this w;w only by c onsent of all parties interested. The defendants deny that tlie Company is insolvent, but allege that It only owe* about S3OO, Including a disputed claim of complainant's, while IU assets are worth nearly $3,000. They also aver that Mer rill is Indebted to them, instead of they to him: Insist that they have in all thing* been careful of the Interest* of the creditors and stockhold- ers; and, in conclusion, ask to havo the bill ilis inisacd. CRIMINAL NOTES. Tlie case of Maberry M. Lacey, Indicted for robbing the mails, was called yesterday, and the trial postponed until June S. on application of the defendant’s attorney, T. W. Bennett. Lacey was a Major In the United States army during the War, and subsequently Chief of TuUce at Richmond, Ind., where he lives. At the time be was arrested for robbing the malls he was a railway L’ost-Olllcc clerk on tlie line between Cincinnati ami this city. T. W. Den nett ami two Richmond attorneys appear for the accused. He appeared In court yesterday und entered Into a recognizance In tb'c sum o’f $3,000 fur his iipjicaranee, A. A. Dwells ami Charles E. Woolley being hts sureties. Charles I’lluger. who waa indicted with his partner, Henry Foucrstcln. fur making away with his property In fraud of the Bankrupt law, yesterday appeared and gave ball in the sum of S2,OU), Abraham tinydarn being his bondsman. ITEMS. Judge Blodgett will Unlay begin the trial of bankrupts te»ues, ami continue tins same on Momlav only. Tuesday be will bear a set ease, and Wednesday resume the whisky ernes. Judges Booth, Forwell, Jameson, and Gary will near muttons to-day. Judge Rodgers will bear motions for new trials. Judge Williams will try set ease No. 1,571, Abbott vs. Brown, and also divorce cases. Judge McAllister will bold no court. Judge Jameson will resume the call of cal endar No. 2of the Superior Court on the first Monday of June, beginning with No. Mil. UNITED STATES COURTS. Jonathan L. Booth, of Rochester, N. Y., filed a hill against James Holmes and John Will lams, of Peeutunlea, Winnebago County, to restrain them from Infringing Booth's patent for grain separators, and another against William Fan ton, of Clintonvlllc, Kano County, for a similar purpose. DANKnCITCT atATTBRS. An Involuntary petition waa filed yesterday against Julius JL Mein and Charles V. Barritt, merchant tailors at 34S Clark street, by W. Friend dc Son, on a claim for $325, and Weil Brothers As Dryfus on a claim for s2di.li3. The creditors charge that Barritt has confessed judgment In favor of his wife, Alice A. Barritt, for $1,150, by virtue of which the stock of Ihe firm was seized by the Sheriff without any opposition on the part of Stein. The petitioners allege that this was done in pursuance of a scheme to defraud their credit ors. A rule to show cause June 5, and u pro visional warrant of seizure were issued. In the case of Gault, Hill it Co. the Assignee was authorized to sell the bankrupts' assets at public auctiouafterglving three weeks’ notice by publication. Discharges were issued to Trueman P. Law rence and to Edward H. Parker. Bradford Hancock was yesterday elected As signee of Delos S. Mills, the wholesale tobacco dealer. Assignees will bo chosen this morning for the estates of Wolf & Metzler and William 11. Banks. SUPERIOR COURT IN lIRIBP. Francis Morgan filed a bill yesterday against John P. and Susan E. Rcls to foreclose a trust deed for $2,000 on tlie north 00 feet of Lot 4, Block HI, In Wadsworth At Hood’s Rcsuhdivl slon of Blocks 15 and 10 in Clcuvmillc. Ruben Utibcl brought suit for SO,OOO against Ferdinand Uubcl. CIRCUIT COURT. Trank J. Smith, administrator of Martyo J, Smith, began a cult in trover against Adolph Eocb, laving dmnages at 13,000. John flalm commenced a suit against Fred erick ami Henry Von Uerge, Joying damages at SIO,OOO. COUNTY COURT. Anna Freudcnthal was adjudged Insane. Thu will of Silas O. Crumb was probated, and letters testamentary issued to Cornelia E. Crumb, under a bond of $2,000, The will of Fred Welgo was proved, and let ters toslamenturv issued to Dosetto Welge, under a bond of sll,OOl. CRIMINAL COURT. Tho Grand Jury returned thirty-six Indict ments yesterday. Of the number thirty-one were for larceny, mid uno each for a crime against nature, conspiracy, riot, forgery, and assault. Thu conspiracy case Is against William 11. ilurton, an old mock auctioneer, who is charged with llcediig u victim out of S2O in the usual way—roping him in and selling him bogus jewelry. The persona indicted will bo arraigned for plea this morning at 10 o’clock, and the trials will begin Monday morning. Tlic Court was occupied nearly all of yesterday In hearing the Evans vs. Callaghan quo warranto case, re ported elsewhere TUU CALL MONDAY. Judge Blodgett—Bankruptcy issued. Juiujb Uauy—till, 4'Jd to 422, 2JI, 503, and 00-1 to 510 Inclusive. Judos Jambsoji— Nos. 57,503 city vs. Ware, ami 53,11(1) city vs. (lullughcr. Judok Uoobiis—sll7, ami 037 to 550, Inclusive. Judge Booth—4os, 407, 4U3, 410, 413 to 435, Inclusive except 423. Judob MoAlustrb—olo to lEM, Inclusive ex cept Oil) of Judge Holers 1 calendar. Also 43) to 437 of Judgo Booth’s calendar, ami will con tinue on the latter calendar until further notice, dropping Judge Ungers' calendar. Judge Fauwbll— Set cases 1,033 ami 1,557. JUDGMENT*. rsiTisnSrATKß OinruiT Corttr— Jrnnßßi-oonirpp —l’erklns & Chase vs. Alfred and Frank A. Hoc, ta.HM.7I. , „ Summon Cocut—CoHrsssioxs—James I', ale. Qww vs. Samuel S. Ilaycs, $**53.45. JrmiK Uauy—'William 11. hunt vs. niohe Insur ance Company. 81.414.2D.—Manufacturers' Na llonsl Dank of Hnclne. use of F. Q. Hall, V». J. Young Seammim, $5,750.75.-E. »• Holmes otoL 'vs. D. Leonard and Sarah J. Leonard; verdict, 8075. Cini'inr Cornr—JunOß Houkuji—A, 11. Wold hod vs. James Hamilton, 825. Henry Filers vs. joaeph l*. Werner, verdict; {OO, and motion fur new trial. . , _ Juuok Hoorn—leraaudu Jones vs. Fanny H. Clark, S4OO. Jcuuk McAi-us-rim—C. It. Wellsct s). ve. T. It. Evans, 173.52. I*. U. Kastman vs. Peter Moeller, r ts.o4.—Uoullc, Junker i.Co. vs. Jacob Lena, HW. lIBNDBUSOM VS. LII.L. Tn the AMHor of The Tribune. Chicago, May 2d—ln your issue of tho3sth lust., in your report of tho trial of tho suit brought ov Alexander Henderson against thu estate of Wllliaiu Llll, certain sUttemuuW aro made which are untrue, and do mu great injus tice, Yoit sUU that on tho vxauuuaUou it •‘cropped ont that tho claimant and 0. A. Phll llp!'. the witness on the note, were charged with having forged a contract for the sale of lands amounting to SIO,OOO some years ago. H I de> sire, In correction of the above, to say that the only thing that transpired In tne course of tbs trial In relation to land was that some years age the claimant sold an Interest In certain land, foi which he received that sum. And not one per. tide of testimony was produced or offered ol the character referred to. Rut while nothing of that character In connection with any of Abe transactions of claimant or Mr. I’hllllps “crop* pod out,” It did “crop out 1 * prominently that during the time tho law Arm of Montgomery <fc Waterman had the note from tho flics It waa tampered with; for what purpose and by whom will probably bo developed during the trial, lours, etc., A. llbedbrsow, A FASHIONABLE WEDDING. Marrlagn of Miss Consuelo ¥*naga Del Vullo to tho Viscount Mnndevillo. A>w V<trk IJftnM. Jfnff aa. The marriage of George William Draco Montagu, \lscount Mandcvllle, eldest sun of the Duke of Manchester*, of Kemboßon Castle, Huntingdon •hire, Km?., with Mis* Cunsnolo, eldest daughter of flenor Dun Antonio Yznaga del Valle, of No. 2H‘J Fifth avenue, In lids city, was solemnized yes terday afternoon In Grace Church, Broadway and Tenth street, by the Rev. Dr. Morgan Dlx. Tho marriage of an English Viscount, heir ton Poke dnm, with lira daughter of an American citizen. Is an event that created considerable excitement In fashionable circles, and the chnrch waa crowded with the friends of the lovely girl who was ahont to follow in the footsteps of her fair compatriots— Lady Ahtngcr, nee MeGrader, and Lady Churchill, nee Jerome, Tiie bridegroom, George William Drogo Mon tagu Viscount Mandevlllo, was bom on tho 17th of .lane, IH.VI, and la tho eldest sen of the present Duke of Manchester. Tho family are descended from Drogo do Monto Acuta, a warrior that cams ever from th« Town of Montagu, In Normandy, in the train of Robert. Bari of Morcton, at the (Into of the (Jumpiest. Hit Henry Montagu, Lord Treas urcrof England, was, In 1020, elevated to Ui« peerage as llanm Montagu of Klmboltnn and Vis count Mamlerllle. and. on the sth of February, Di'JU, His IxmMiip waa advanced to an Earldom aa Earl of Manchester. Subsequent}# bo waa ap pointed Lord Privy Seal. In tne reign of Georg® L. In the year 1711), Charles, the fourth Earl, was created Duke of Manchester. Tho present Buko of Manchester. Hie father of the groom, was mar ried in IHoS to tho Ornates* Louise Proderlke Auguste, daughter of the Cmnpto D’Alten. Tho family seat Is Klmbullon Carilc, St. Ncots, Hunt ingdonshire; the London residence of tho Duke H No. 1 Great Stanhope street, Mayfair. Shortly after g ]i. m. yesterday tho guests began to arrive at (Rare Church, and the ushers—Messrs. Walter Kane, Bell, Sherman, and Ysnasra—found plenty of employment seating the ladles that pour ed into the edifice. There wan a great demand for scats in tho centre aisle, bat. as the guests were so numerous, many had to be satisfied with positions to tho left or right By 5 j», m. the church was packed, and Mr. Warren, tire onrunist, commenced a series of pieces, among which was a selection from the opera of “Lohengrin.” The guests wers all very anxious to obtain a good view of the hrlda and bridegroom, and pressed forward as far us pos sible. Those In the rear stood on the seats so as to able to see over the heads of those In front Thera were several false alarms, but Anally, at about 3:15, the organ peeled forth the wedding march and the bride walked up the alnle, leaning on ths arm of her father, and followed hr six bridesmaids. —Miss Minnie Steven*, Mies Kuto Kernochnn, Miss Mary Bright of New Orleans, a cousin of the bride, und Misses Emily and Nation Yznuga. the bride’s sisters. At the altar the bridesmaids stood up to tho left of the bride, end tho groomsman. Col. William Jay. to the right of tlie groom. Penor Yznsga stood a little to the rear of tho Viscount. The bride was attired In white satin, richly trimmed with old point lace. The waist and hack were of satin damask brocade, nndthn sleeves of striped satin and pearl-colored passementerie. Her hair was dressed with a spray of orange blossoms, and n point-lace veil, rescuing well dawn the hack, was fastened w ith a diamond star and crescent. In her ears she wore diamonds and pearls, Tim bridesmaids wore white tulle, with white satin bodies and sleeves, and pearl or naments, Their hair was woven with white flow ers, and they wore long white tulle veils, Enel bridesmaid carried a bouquet of white lilacs. Thi ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Dr. Morpa* l)ix, und the bride was given away by her fattier. After the conclusion of tho service, the bride took the arm of the groom «md walked out to tho car riage, while the organist played the famom • • Wedding-March ” from Tannhauscr. The entin party then proceeded to the residence of the brlde’i father, where a reception waa held from 4 to I p. m. Tlie crash at the chnrch as tho gnests came ont was very great, and the carriages got so mixed uj that Sexton Brown had hard work getting them u{ to tbu door la order. Tlie reception at the bouse was attended by abott 700 guests, most of whom were present at the cere mony. Among them were: Mrs. tf. L. 3!. Ilarlov and Miss Uarlow, Mrs. H. U. Le Roulh, Mrs. AV (red Grimes, Mrs.,]. T. Johnson, Mrs. Hebormer horn, Mrs. Cornelian W. Lawrence, Mrs, Jnma W. Otis, Mrs. Schuyler. Mra. Richard Tighe, Sirs. Ilwct, Mrs. (lon. Dlx. Mrs. and the Misses Hone, Mrs. Morgan Dir, Mrs. Redmond, Mrs. Drake, Mrs. Robert StuyvesanU Mrs. 11. Cutting, Mrs Stout. Mrs. Maturln Livingston, Mrs. Biorstadt. Mrs. It 13. Cutting, Mr*, and Miss Dntler Duncan Mrs. Ketnyes, Mrs. Gotild Hoyt, Mrs. Thomas F. Meagher, air*. Rhinelander. Mr*, and the Mlssct Joy, Mrs. Fell. Mr. Dlcrstadt. Mrs. Aldcmo, Mla McAllister. Mrs. Newbold and Miss Newbold. Mrs, W. A. Hadden, Mrs. and Miss Morris. Sirs. Stevens, Mrs. Lee, Mrs. and tlie Misses Gibert. Mrs. Carroll, Mrs. Feat, Sir Unchc Cunard, Mr. Royal Phelps, Sir. Kemochan, Mr. McAllister, Mr. Grimes, Mr. Arthur Leary. Mr. Leonard W. Jerome, Mr. W. Thorne, 31 r. Wright .Sanford, Mf. Newbold, Jin Robert L. Cutting, Mr. William Jny, and others. The wedding presents were very handsomo Among the most admired were two large diamond crescents, from Mr. and the Misses Vznaga, th< brother and sisters of the bride, and gold bracelet, Sir. Yznaga, the father of the bride; diamond car* rings, Mr. and Mrs. James Kernoebon; large soil* taire diamond, Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Morton; Jew* oled Maltese cross, Mrs. S. L. M. Uarlow^ ; diamond and sapphire brrcelcl, Mr. William Cat* ting; diamond and mby bracelet Sir*. Luckmeyer diamond buttcrlly. Mr. W. F. Douglass; carved necklace, Mr. ami Mrs. Onotlvla; diamond ling, Mrs. Franklyn; gold slccvo-lmtums. Mrs. Irving dlainnnil ring, Mr. and Mrs. Tigiio: pearl aid diamond earrings, Mrs. A. D, {Rockwell; gnU bracelet, Mr. Leonard Jerome; gold bangle, Mr. Romllly; gold bracelet, Miss Ketcltas; gold braco let. Miss Minnie Gibert; set of point lace, Mia Minnie Stevens: act of lace bounces. Miss Post) point lace parasol. Mrs. W. T. Gamer; black laci parasol, Mr. Ferry Belmont; carved Ivory toilol set, Col. William Jay; sliver ten act, Mrs. Del* moat; fan, painted by Chaplin, Mrs. Llpplncott, of Philadelphia; fan, painted by Rudauz, Mr. Isaac Dell; point lace fan, Mrs. William Yonder* blit; album of sketches in the Yosemlte, Mr. Dor* cnee King; vinaigrette from the French Minister picture by Biorsiadt, from the artist; traveling dock, Miss Kane; point lace fan, Mr. Roland Redmond: traveling case, Mr. Howland Robbins; traveling clock, Mr. Newbold; fan, Mr. Thayer: ivory prayer book. Mrs. llorrcll; fan, Mra. Otis: traveling clock, Mr. Arthur Leary: Ivory tablets, .Mr. Jeromo Hoyt; case of Japanese forks, Mr. Tliormlyko Rico; white satin parasol, Mrs. Gov. Dlx: mirror, Mrs. Ix-avltt: sliver toilet i>ox, Mrs. Alfred Torrance; mirror. Mr. ami Mrs. Dolanccj Kane; bouquet In Dresden china, Miss May. It U understood (hat Viscount and Lady Maude* vUle will sail for Europe to-morrow. MY SHIP. Away np on this mountain Which overloot# the sea. I'm watching, thi# bright weather, My pretty ship, for thee; 1 count white specks by hundreds .1 list where sea kbse* sky. And, though I call and beckon, They all go saUiug by. They’ll gladden some poor, lons hearts \\ ho watch Just as I do. Eagerly from morn till night, Across the water# blue; And so I bid them all godspeed. Where'er their haven he. And pray that xume bright morning My ship will cumo to mo. I freighted It with treasures. Ah I many years ago, Ami iH'iit ll o er the waters While summer-winds did blow; Its h.-vIIi were while as snow-drifts,— Tim bright waves danced In glee,— 1 watched my bonny treasure While I u speck, could see. Ah t wherefore do you tarry f The days are long and bright, And I am Urud a-wsteblng For you to sail In sight. My treasure, has the Storm-King, In envy of your grace, Hurled you beneath the waters. And of you left no trace I Or haru you grown 011-faUblcis, In somoDort far away. And stand with white sails flapping. Quits idle all the day? Do fair bands bold you captive, Aud take your treasures fin*.— Tbo good things that I gore you To keep for mu and msnol And yet I watch tbo day long, And hops thu day long too. That on some Messed morning I'll catch a gUui|>so of you. Oh I how I’ll cheer and call yoa. And then you'll look and seo lie ’way up on this mountain. Where X ve kept watch for thee. Farrs Walton. Sleepy Jurymen. The Lancaster (Pa.) JKcombur throws out thl4 hint for the benefit of sleepy Jurymen: “Yester day wo recorded the fact of a Juryman getting lined $lO and costa for keeping the court waiting on him one hour while Us took hit oftai-diuuce nap at his hotcL Another juror, with mors tact, appeared on time, answered to hia name, and then took his seat in the Jury-box, aud them took bis ufluruoon nap, perfectly oblivious to all that was going on arouua him, while his right-hand nolgh lor, who liad been lined, sat staring bard at the Court aud witnesses all tho afternoon. Of oourso the one who slept In coart was not dnod—and that's tho difference In the wsy of doing things. Jurocf Uko warning." 11

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