Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 30, 1873, Page 13

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 30, 1873 Page 13
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RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. CONTINUED FROM TWELFTH PAQE. rated to an extent unticard of before in Mexico, tud there m every prospect that several denominations will have their representation*! well established ere long. Among the late arrivals of those who have cooae for a permanent residence are in. Butler, ox the Methodist euurco, ana mis family; Mi. liatchiuaou, Presbyterian; i>r. hooper, or the Episcopal Church (#r Chl iigo); others will soon follow. In this oonnecion 1 may note the action of the Mexican government In various localities In enforcing the mws coucerninir the clergy, which laws were enacted to break up the influence of Roman Catholicism. In this city Antonio Muiioz was arreated and imprisoned Tor appearing In the street iu ecclesiastical robes, The Governor of the State uf Guerrero has Imposed tines upon various persons in the district of Hidalgo for leading through the nreeis religions process ions. He is also eniorciug rlie law regarding the ringing of church bells. On the other hand 1 see that a Protestant eongrega<ion in Ban Louis Potosl has just bee* mobbed, and I hear that aaother has pecn broken up at I'oluou by aealous Anil-Protestants. catholicity la Brooklyn?A Pnrlsto of Rapid Growth?The Church of the nativity. As an evidence of the wonderful growth of 'atholicity In the City of Churches It is worthy of note thai St. James' church (now the Cathedral), on Jay street, was the only house of worship of that creed iu 1828. Forty-six years ago there were not mere than a thousand Catholics m Brooklyn. To-day rnere are upwards of forty-three thousand Catholics and thirty-six separate and drstinot churches sod chapels within the limits of that city. tin Sunday last, the first anniversary of the Inauguration of the thirty-second parishi the Church of the Nativity, the Rev. Father M. Moran took occasion to congratulate kls flock upon the success which tins met their labors of tlie past, twelve months. This parish, which is bouuded by Lafayette, Nostrand, Clason, Full on and Ornnd avenues and Madison ami Bergen streets, embraces within its con lines one ol the most beautiful sections of the city lor private residence. TU^paiisoioners number 4,000 sotils. On the 17th or March, 1872, the N work of erecting a building to be usod until their iucrca?rd revenue will admit of constructing a church was commenced. The structure, winch is intended to serve as a scboolhousc in he future, is built of Philadelphia brick and Dorchester stone, and, fitted out as It now Is, with relined regard to neatness and comfort. Is naturally a source of pride to pastor and people alike. It is of the modern Ootldc order of architecture, and has a frontage on Madisou street ot 40 leet, running hack 120 feet. The corner stone of the present edifice was laid May 19, and the dedication took place October 20. There are sittings tor eoo, and every seat is let. The cost ol the building was $20,000. A conference ol the St. Vincent do Paul Society has been established in the Parish, and one of the nest volunteer choirs in the city graces the pious efforts or the congregation ol tlus church. The choir i> under the ucc.uuuilialicd leaileislim 01 Mrs. William AS. Adams. The Ckirlutlau Union "lihootin^ In the Owrk." 1'0 THE EDn'On OP THE llKUALD 1? I beg space lor a lew remarks concerning rtio following paragraphs in a late l3sue of Beccher's Christ iun Union:? What is the secret of (he success of the Roman C'ntholles In rtio training und education of their children, so that corh ami all 01 thom become obedient lo the luiili >i thoir lathers? Cannot we, I'rotesxants, learn something iroin ihum in regard to our children? Tlie secret of the success ot Kotnan Catholic education is a very open one. The* train tlitir children to believe 'hat tt is a sin to think Independently on religious quo?Tnn*. We, Protestants, can learn from them not to rear our children to any such stagnation. Let us take the last three sentences?a specimen, to say the least, #f bigoted impertinence?and -hake them up a little. Who ever heard of "open secrets?" What ia "very open" cannot Ikj secret. What Is it "to tliink independent.}?" It either means to think as yon choose or it means nothing. No one, save a fool, ta at liberty to think as he pleases. 1 can no more think us I choose than act as 1 choose. Aui 1 ireo to Hunk ihur two anil tiro do not make lour? Yet this is but u nut aval truth. in religious matters Catholics tcaoh thetr ehil* dren the truth; and those tender minds flrialy believe hIiiii thei see and are convinced timl the divine truths of raitu rest on a luoic mm basis tliau \ any other. In regard to truth there is no such thing us to "think independently;" irecdoui of thought in such a matter is siuiply nonsense, an absurdity. | i'he mind tiuds its happiness and its independence in believing, l-.vcry good Catholic bungs up bis child in the way of truth, and 11 the christian Union would have its little ones go some other t road that's its own hnslucss. None so bbnd us those who will uot see. Who is this man that charges the Catholic church wits educating her Sons in "stagnation r" What are bis abilities to sit on sucn u weighty question? I will no* presume to do'eunine, but, nidging rroin his language, 1 cannot reirslu u?o;u concluding that he is a sot Utsam ignoramus in so lar us his Knowledge of the Catholic C'tuirch goes. Would LoibniU or Alacauiay have IuIkcU about "stagnation" li asked such a question? l pity tne stunted iiuud mat Is unable todndiugutsii oct.<eea ' Catholic education und "stagnation." The most proinund thinkers and gigantic intellects of the lost nineteen hundred years were educated in our grand old church. The greatest mim a of to-day arc in the cutuoiic cuuicn. auu the Chrinlitm Union knows tliis and dares not deny it. Jut by w hut process were these mcu, who wore educated in "stagnation." trans.oruied into such lights f Gladly would 1 hear the Christian Union explain this matter consistently with its doctrine of "stagnation." ll tuis were the place, I could easily show at greater length that this idea about "stagnation" in Catholic education is a myth that never had any existence, nave in the dark, "stagnant" cranium of the wiiter in the Chriutian Union, and others oi his stamp. J. O'iL. AlL'iUtAV. BnoobLVN, March 20, 1873. The Eiposnrei of Mediums. l'O t?>: kditok ok thk hekai.d:? la there no love oi truth and fairness in the New York press while treating of Spiritualism r The Qeiuld has seemed moat fair in giving all aides of questions, so 1 have appealed to it. li the papers must have sensations why not attempt to slaughter some cause that is a little less sacred than the only one which pretends to give facts in proof of the soul's immortality 7 Lately the Sun and still later the World, have attempted to cxtose onr principal mediums and Bhoifthat they are all frauds, uml although their correspondents have skihully perverted tacts to suit their prciudices, the Times has seemed to believe them and comes out editorially, signifying that mediums re Impostors and spirituulists a set of dupes who rannot see into deception excepting when others show it to tiieui. The stupid, ty of this Ir.sulr may be seen when it is remembered that many oi the most eminent men of science aud'letleis of toe oay, many oi tuc gieatcsi geniuses of all ages, and all the menarrhs ot Lin ope admit the lucts oi bmritnaU in and entertain spiritual niumiiuis. rue seven gold brokers" and others, who went, oqi to get op a sensation lot toe World, by tearing down uiliMini shlit am precious to thousands, say they have "triouds ami relatives," who, since tlioy have become spiritualists, nave been "oi little or no practical use to tuemseives or any body eiie," and that a desire to rid these people oi a "deiu Mon" exercised a < ufrolliug luuueuce upon them. J Uo not wi?li 1* lie personal, but it is not u good omen lor them to have "friends and relatives ' ho interior us to lie Injured h. the be. uti ul tacts of spirit eoiumuDluii, uuil, moreover, it would luve looked better If they had possessed a auprctue p< hi sue to uncertain iiie truih wita reie.o cc to taese mediums, instead ol -tiuvtuct Buch a determination to put Mieiu uoau lor die good o. tu? su fileads. But multitudes utmost too great to i.uuiber have received bi.uciita iroiu {spiritualism?lia*e been eouvincetl 01 tne soul's i.iui.o, taut v and g.oi 1ous destiny?have hcen cared ol what. were pronounced iucurable diseases t?v hiI oiner methods and have had the tear 01 death completely dissipated. ilie monarch* 01 Kurope are also siudclrntiy advanced to see the benetita 01 etptrittiaiisni; lor the tree 111 g ol tue twenty m.Uiou scr.'s 01 Russia aud the great movements lor religious liberty tu Austria and Italy were brought about through the hated luminous. but what have these seven wen ol the w 01 id doner Have they loved truth as did the emuicu' savant, Prolesso'r Hare, who proved this luat'er through all kinds ol machinery aud experimentation ior yems, thiough mediums, uuttl he wus convci ted from In* atueisiu r Have luev eipiaMed Judge Kdoiotids. who made this great subject a special study ol over two years before he decided r Uuve tney imituted tne "Jbialeciical bcciety," which includes niauyof the greatest scientists ol England, ami which, aiter forty meetings isr investigation 01 the subject, decided thai there was a power manifested spurt from all visible forces, and oue which exhibited "intelligence r" No; tuey arc not that sort 01 men. They Cave manifested great Ignorance 01 the philosophy of meuiuiuahip to start with, winch they ought have remedied if they had read Mr. Hazard s treatise on the suuie. This is what they nave aone.: Firal?They havu perverted the truth with regard to bra. Hlude, Aiuuslleld. Ac., by pretending to Uo all that they tan uo, whiie tney in reality cou&lcrielt enlv the poorest part ol what hundreds 01 the sharpest and most intelligent men in the country have seen those same mediums do. Thus s . lot a stranger bring them u double slate of his own, place It 011 an uncovered table in davltghi, ? place a email pencil inside it, cause the small penk ril to write by Itself so that evety stroke is heard, add theh on opening it find a message written in Fnalisli or French, aud perhaps a name of a denartod friend signed. This will be truly Imitating eno 01 OiaUe's ollhcult features. Further, 1 held 111 piy pocket a ion* i?Uv 01 0? one cud oi Iraw T0RK HERALD, which I wrote a question, and then after folding it ten times so that no mortal eye could read It, handed it to Dr. Mansfield, who answered it Immediately, and gave several names or departed Mends that no one in New York, himself Included, bad heard of. Multitudes have had equal experiences, and fourteen languages have been written through his hand. Hut 1 have not apace here to notice the slashing remarks about others, especially Foster, wliotu they admitted that they had not seen at all. Second?These brokers and merchants, who, from their avocation, should understand the money market better than the subtle litws 0I mind, have after these Inief investigations attempted to setile what scientists require years for, by blackening the characters of several much esteemed men, uu*i iid \ r nvtiiuucu uir icl*iiiik? ui uiuii*?? uu? nuu understand tbin subject lar better than they. They arc welcome to their reward. E. D. II. Betelier on Capital Punishment. To tub Editor or toe Herald:? Having often heard the remark made by Christians of high standing that the Itev. Henry Ward Beecher was in the habit of spreading error broadcast In a very palatable manner among the flock over which he presides 1 was determined to judge for myself when occasion offered. I am not a member of his congregation, neither have I ever seen him except in a Broadway studio. My conclusion (having studied Luvatcr Tor some years), on looking at trie picture, was that he was not a bad man, but that lie had \ a go<5:l dash or the world, tb? flesh, and the other part I shall leave for setue one else to fill In. Bnt what drew him visibly to notice was that there was a sketch 01 a sermon delivered last Sunday in which Mr. Beecher denounced in strong terms against capital punishment. lie said that it was n tiling only luwiiii under the Mosaic dispensation. Bnt did not Christ, under the new dispensation, die by capital punishment? Were ibere not, also, (wo men who died beside him?they receiving the due reward af their deeds? May they not, like boater, have lelt walling lathers, mothers, wiveH or children? It looks so terrible, to be sure, that (to use the expression of of another preacher) we would not wish to see even a dog suffer wo; bnt yet it was done and Christ did not say nay to It, but extended his mercy in releaeiug one of them from the death that never dies. No Immune person likes to behold suffering under any circumstances. Mr. Beecher feels for Foster hung by lope. What about Putnam's poor head? He (eels lor Foster's family. What about Putnum's widow and child. He sat a Slate Prison lor forty years. Bah t the doomed man would have boeu squeezed out before ten?nay, five years?had rolled away. There would hie petitions to soft-headed Judges made soiter by the all-prevailing Influence or the almighty dollar. 1 am proud lo see an American lor once able to resist all the schemes (Spiritualism included) which were lorced on him; but, he did not flinch from duty, and 1 trust Governor Dlx will in ail tilings do who i is just and rigid even though human nature in himself and others may try lo gain the mastery. I think if Mr. Beecher would preach on the capital punishment Inflicted on the two thieves rcicrred to. and, remember, under the Gospel dispensation, he would bo the means ol relating the grows eiror he haw, perhaps, unwittingly promulgated. A KEADEIt OF THE HEUALD. The Temporal Power of the Pope. To tue Editor of the Herald:? i read iu the Hrrald of Hunday last the article entitled "Pius IX. uud ills Enemies," iu which were reported some of the sentiments lately expressed in Brooklyn by Kev. Father Garsoche at a lecture lately delivered by him on Pope Pins IX. uud his enemies. It is much to be regretted t hat a messenger ol peace and brotherly love, iu order lo charm his audience with dazzling display o ora tory and to defend the old political question of the temporal power of the Pope, would with the most ubsuril fictions so far derogate iroin his sacerdotal mission t>y Inveighing against Garibaldi, Cavour, Victor iimnianuel and tno so-called 'amidol horde" who occupied Rome. Can the reverend orator pr?du:e a single example to prove Ills statements ? can tie give a single proof that Garibaldi, who Is by all nations esteemed for ids honesty and patriotism, lius ever committed a robaery or a deed deserving censure ? Why should lie designate as a ' aily political intriguer" Cavonr. who is Justly considered as ono of the first statesmen 01 tin's ciliary r The story aboat Pius IX. being imprlsoaed at tue Vatican is too old and staie to be brought lorivard again, us It has long since been proved that the Pope has never been insulted, and neither the Italian* nor their government nave bad anything to do with his voluntary Imprisonment. Whore and when has "the InUdel liord." robbed, despoiled churches, Ac. ? Can tiie reverend Father produce a single instance to corroborate Ins saying, as tiie American ?eople ought not to be numbngge by fables? If 'uttnT Gdiaeche was well Routed iu history he would have known that iu their political acts Church dignitaries have been of all men most ambitions, cruel and violent, and that religious superstition has lor cent hi .' s oound people tighter tuun the civil law in the fetters ! despotism. The so-called hypocritical protest.itiousol fidelity 01 Victor KBimnnuel have served in Rome tno numerous phalanx o.' priests and monks, us the ilia orlty ol Italian people would not have been so lenicut toward them. Why should Father Garsecae, In thbi culigutened country, raise his voice iu lnvor of u blood-thirsty Prince, v> ho is inciting in Hpatu n iratiicidal war iimi sustaining (lie principles of divine right, in kings in the nineteenth ceuttirv? Why docs not the defender 01 temporal uowor say he would wish to linplunt tn Italy the bauner of discord, and, as in Spain, have brethren lighting against brethren? Wiiy docs he not also any that tnc luquisiliau is necessary to compel the majority ''01 the American inildels" to submit to the yoke ol Popery? Tlio unity of Italy is un accomplished fact, and the disciiss.ons or prot sis ?i pettifoggers will never bring back a form ol government hated by ai,000,000 of Italians. The unity of Italy has been dreamed oi by Pius IX., and the loltowing message, sent by the Pope to the Kmperor of Austria in 1 8is, will tell more than Fuiuor Garvecne's rhetorical wanderings. Y\ e lioi e ilint the German nation, so gent rouit.v proud o her nationality, will not place Iter honor in hluody iittcmpl* agulust too UsUun nation, but ?ho will mih. r tlilus itto h* her interest to acknowledge the Istier ns her sister, both being our duUtfiitrs, ixi.h dear lo our la-art, cunseMing to inhabit each lier naliirril territory, where tliey will live an Uonorubiu life and he blessed by the Lord. So spoke Plus IX. The spirit of concord, which inspired this patriotic appeal ot the Pope, iuwJc lain then a statesman, ibis appeal opened lor u momeut. before tno Papacy an opportunity important gnd glorious. Rut Plus IX. mm compelled to set aside his patriotism, anu to yield to Hie pressure of the Jesuits ami ts those of the clergy who, Instead of the kingdom ol heaven prefer th<- kingdom on earth. AN ITALIAN". The flerald on Pope Plus IX. and the Temporal Power. To the Ftutor or the Ubralp:? All Komau Catholics notice with pain that you 1 never mis* an oppoitunlty to use small satire, int! proper reflections ami the logic of sacrilege against ttie venerable Pius IX., lor the stand ne takes on iho pillaged temporal power of the Church. Lit Is a thing of no little consequence, because, as you have a million of realers, ana us your English is always terse and c.oar, you necessarily delude aud poison with misconception and malice a great many intellects and hearts against the vicar oi Him who redeemed mankind. Your latest wrong iu this .respect was committe^on the 10th instant. You then put into the middle of a patronizing article, enntl d "The Pope Mill Protesting," the loi.owuig and condemnation Wr have often in tlieps columns tried to phow that the tell ol the temporal power did not infect the welfare or prosperity oi the ohuroh. itie iduircu u, or a. lenst ought u> institution. rbe temporal! lien have hen a hindrance to tin' Chnri h rather tliau other1 w lie I'ny tiiai ill.- Uoly Father uooe uut sec it in this light. The argument here Is:?It Is a crime for the Church, n hicn, "at leaet ought to be it spiritual institution," to have a temporal power, isr "the temponilltlcs have neon a hindrance to the Ciiurch rather than otherwise." but rue Cnnrch Is nnlvcisai. Victor KininanueL therefore, in overthrowiug the temporal powei has douu a vast service to toe Church aud to all the bdiuan race, and, consequently, the Pope, tor the stand he takes against that l^ing is nothing hut a ioo< itud a criniluui, who at aur moment may he baui?h <1, imprisoned or oeheiulcd. This is your argument mlrly drawn out. It Is all untrue, aud certainly U is full ol tyranny and quite surcharged wild blood. Aud U is imk an ground to assume. The Church ha often oied under its opeiatiwn. It has made many a P.<pe a fugitive, a captive and a martyr, llcnry IV. ol Germany, Frederic* Larbarossa, Frederick 11.; Manired the Kastaid. and many others had it lor the guiding star of their sanguinary lives. Mich, sir, are the rapncluus and gory sources of your argument. In using it yon become the abettor of tue greatest monsters In tue aunals of Christendom. I have caned your orgnment nntme. It is so ircm end to end. I put against you. first, the voice of the Church herself, is she not a better jnoge than you ?n the point whether tempo.alities are good lor her or notf Certainly sue Is. Ntie has lived lor l,*oo years. Her mind is never asleep, her heart never still. She has all experience. Assuredly such an institution is a bettor criterion of evidence en the question of her own use of temporalities than the New Yore Hkrai.o, great journal though that paper undoubtedly may be. You can give excellent advice to the City Fathers, to General Dlx and the Legislature, to General tirant and Congress; but you have no wisdom either irora your endowments or from jonr studies or nom your profession which the Catholic church can accept. Youinav as well offer light to tue son or water to the deep as advtre to heme, home has her own intellect. She never needs and she never takes the philosophy or any other. And tuns, though sometimes painfully stow in Its movements, always at last proves Howe to be right, it is niain. there ore. Mr. SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 18 Editor, that by the Church herself, a true judge in tba case, your argument Is all unttue, And now, will you look at tbe operation of roar principle r It operates to the lull in Roue useit Is it a good, a beneficial, a felicitous opa ration f Let the robberies committed by Victor Emmanuel on erervthing dear to the Ciiuroh in that city answer. Is it good tor the Church to nave her colleges and her monasteries of men and women closed and confiscated ? Is it good for tue Chnrch to tlud her religious order* suppressed ? Is It good lor the Church to have her priests exposed to insult and apprehensive 01 aasassiuatton in the exercise of their luuclloua t Is 11 irood for the Chnrch to have her seiii,iiMifos sole ject to military conscription ? Is it good or the Church to Have a plot mailt- for the contest oi tin election of the next Pone t Is it good fortne Church to have her Illustrious head a prisoner In the Vatican? Sir, these are fair questions; you know that they are fair. It la easy to put out a thousand interrogations of equal import. No 0110 cuu call into doubt the truth of what they Imply. Darkness proves that the sun has gone down. So do these questions make it certain that the act of the Piedniontese invader operates, not wall, but with an unchained spirit of sataulu felony. So much on the operation. It is incomprehensible thai the II. i. n o should defend it. fho net is a gratification to bigots, to the iguorant a delusion, to the Judicious a regret, to God?the rounder of the Church?nu outrage, to all Catholics an insult. Mr. Kdltor, the Catholic Church needs her temporal power. She Is not a chameleon that cau live npon the atmosplu-re; but she is a reat thing, largely under human management, tor all too human race, and. therefore, subject intlieg o a lest degree to mateiial things. To slay?to extirpate her is impossible?to Mud her luiiids?lor she has hands?has been oiten done; and one 01 the surest ways for Gorging Irons on her wrists, as well as lor lining her heart with penetrating cries of anguish to the Almighty, in to strip her of her temporal rights. She made those rights by her divine genius, by her divine virtues, to meet her div ue duties, and with the benediction of Heaven and of all the nations of Uuuope. Not an acre did she acquire by rapacily, not a district did site administer with fraud. The grentuoss of the Italian kingdom is a very good thing. Hut by what right should the Church of God be pillaged of her time-honored, greatly needed possessions lor the interest of audi a greatui ss? The right of the burglar to the merchants' goods; the right of I ho highwayman to mo traveller's purse; the rigUt ol the luvader to lands not his own. 't here Is no other right lor it. Vou will say that a phfblacttiim has justified Victor Kmmimuel. No trne pWhlwitum dtd such a thing; and li it did, therighls ol the Church would still lie unbroken. The Church did not get her temporal rights f i om a pl lbiact t urn. Win-acquired them by her own good hands. A phSbtaciium Is a Human thing. It, therefore, must bo founded ou eternal Justice: otherwise all its plausaml deeds are out of law and inspired by crime. The late rebellion was a vast pit tria<i turn: it liad-i lie dimensions 01 a sea, too strength of an o .esii, the warmest liopes and the finesi valor in the world; half ihe tropical sun gave It light and magnificence. Did tin-so grain! attributes justify It? Get. the i Ivors oi bloud queuched it answer ilie dreadful quest iou. .so it must be with the temporal rights ol the Cliui on. They rest on the pillars of sacred justice: they are breathed ou by the Creator Himself; they have benefited Christendom. No pUbia itum can liavo right Above such lofty rights. The <'Duron, in lier long experience, lias louud tlicin to bo good, in her muiiiibk- judgment she declares than accessary. Uy her inspired voice she says tin y s.e sacred. They make the ground llnu under h r leet; they keep shackles away from her wrists; they give tier the royal independence to which by grace she was bound. They are inalienable arid can never be surrendered. Tlioy arc under tt.u ; weight of invasion now. Hut they are the property of u Immortal claimant; tiioy are tteMMfM treasure of an imperishable Church and tlioir abey- i utiee is only mr a time. A Baladiti took the true cross?a Godfrey, of Douillou, regained it. So v. itli ; these rights, luiidelity a (1 sacrilege liavo seized them, but tliey will hi- met again. The purposes and liopes of I lie llol.v Wee are never huitl d lor ever. Our gio.ving lioly father may not see tins triumpn in tin* nesn, ami may ueavcn inreicuu uut lit* slum id not; but he sees it in hope iinti lie deClares it with nrophecy, und bis hope uuil his prophecy are not from curt ti nut, from llim whom vision he is autl, tberclprc, ll is rational to believe tne lu. Mr. Kill tor, yon are at and in'.? on the side of wrong; yoa nre taking tart with rapine; you are abetting sacrilege. you are (loins? so, not, perimps, from direct oaaQpe, bat certainly tram constain uulHirness, and, without any doubt, vwtn mischievous results. There are ten nullious oi lloinuu i :mholir* in the United Males. They claim no right to make .vou champion oi their Pope; but us you frequently discuss uis highest Interests, it is for them to lie indigiiuiit wliou they find that you always carry an the discussion witn decided hostility. Yon have a million oi readers, aad on this subject you poison nmuy. And lor what elevated purpose are you thus enlisted ? l-'or Victor Kiuraiinuel. For Victor Ktnmuuuel! A great and spotless character?worthy of the admiration of ; America! He Is the father of ninety ousturds, the destroyer of more than eighty young wvinou. juoli Is the monster Ulx, Itryuut. lioecbcr und others greeietl t*s years ujro lor entering the coy ?f the martyrs. Such Is the monster the Nuw Iouk llkhii.i) upholds day after day. Assuredly It 'vouUl be more noble to siuml by tue vencraoiu Vicar oi Christ tnuu by so eiio. mous a brute. JAA1K& Al. STKLbUSY. Xkw York, March 14,137-'1 The Invasion of Our Chnrclie* by "Namrapn," To THK EaiTOR OF TUK llKllALD:? Will you kindly permit us, through your independent columns, to present to the public mind the following queries*?When John the baptist sent his disciples to inquire oi Jesus, d'Ait thou ha taai shouid come * or do wo look lor uuoihcr P the response was, "Go ami tell Jolui what things ye have s'.'on nnd heard," thereby making these evidences the cutenon by winch ho must form his conclusions as to whether Jcsns was the Christ or not. And wc notice that Jesus gav^lu Julia no definite nnswer, but left it with his own Judgment to decide the question by the evidence of wtial wus 'Seen and Ueard." Suppose that la lien of one of the evidences then given?viz., "To the peor tne G sad Is preached"? hud been substituted this, "The scuts around God's tublo uie nut up to the highest bidder; und they that have the most money may Have the Gospel , preached to them. Aud so may als* the poor, by sacrificing tuelr self-respect and going as beggars aud tru.-ip.issers upon oilier men's purchased und paid-tor property." Willi such a statement brought to Him, through the merits of which lie must lo. m hts conclusions, what think yon would have been the (Iccislou to winch John would hate arrived* lmcs not this criterion, then, giveu by Jesus'own lips, still hold good* Must we not utill judge by wiut is "heard und seeu" whether the Christ be present or absentr And may we not justly conclude that a large majority of thinking men uud women who do not go to church on account of the enoi mous price ol Uospvl privileges are iuhueiicud by conscientious motives aud an assumption that money Is not the "one thing neodlui" whereby to. gain access to "Uod'k Bread of Lite?'' Among alt tlie invasions ol our pei/plo oy "Mam uiou'' chew aro none to be so deeply <l?- j ptoredasits invasion ol our churches. iiuit the spirit ol money itere also bears sway Is a lacl ao startling tout it stisulU engage the atieuuou of every thiiikiug and earnest person. T'lroasrli ltow ut juy o. our churches is (Jud's voice now hoard saying to bis children, "llo, every one tout tirirstetn, cotnc ye to the waters, and lie that hut It no money j coutoye, buy ami eat ;> on come, . buy wine ami tuiik without money and wiliiotit price f" And when instead thereof the voice of | the crier Is Heard pulling up the seats around God's table to the nigiiest bkldei should wo not I ask Willi emphasis, "is ilns thu spirit ol GluiUt is this in accordance With the teaching und o.\auipiu ol our i.reat Lender, who declared, 'Jo cannot | serve both God uud Mammon.'" ISABKLLA B. LAJfasTON. Bkiimikstbiivlllb, Bucks csnuly, Pa., Ma, oh lA, 1373. The Knwlsn ? hutch In Japan, The Cronstadt Gazelle not Ice t the spreading ol the Russian orthodox creed In Japan. A former bonze. Paul S.irvute. is oue of its uiusl a, liv.i ' apostles. iu Hakodadi there is a Russian c.iuroh iu which divine service is held Id Japanese. ti?o ' Jiir-hop of Kainschaf ka received during hi* presence in Hakodadi ninety-live Japanese/ into the commnniou of the Church, and ooo persons demanded baptism. As the law. promulgated tea hundred J years ago, which forbids the embracing ouc'hrisilHBity by natives is not yet abolished, the govern- i Kent of Japan has some tiuiu alucc i.ukon meesures against the neophytes, imprisoned all cotechlsts, and dismissed all odiciala who lud be- | couieChristians, in Mpon, whicii is aituatcd in I the, te Kuiopcaus, inaccessible district of ,S>-nriai, 120 Christians were brought before the Coin is. Notwithstanding these persecutions the spread ol i Christianity, especially or the Kunaiau ceiuinuuiou, i is cont.uuiiisiy increasing in Japan, lo iu > energo tic eilerts ol the Itusnian Consul at Hakodadi it is due tnat the Japanese govcruineiu mm restored I to llbarty the imprisoned Christians, ami will beautlortti take no action against the Japanese converted by the Russian mission. Passion Music Lenten Services In the Engitih Church. A London journal of the loth of March reports a? follows On Friday evening his Lordship the Biahop of London sanctioned tus samewhat novel but lnre.tsinjly popular torrn 01 service, the passion inusm, by preaching at St. Anne's, Soho. Koferi lnff, in a 1 touching sermon on our Saviour's looking oh St. l'eter, to the gieat power which tue wonderful musical picture of the Mission is calculated to exert, he earnestly asked all who listeiiod to the oratorio to remember that as esoli scene passed before tbein the eyo of Christ was nxed upon them. Tho church was completely filled, and the behavior or the people was quite as goo* as nt any ordinary service. Mr. uariiby aeoerves great pi lor his successful efforts at St. Aane's to oooipiute what was commenced at Westminster Abbey, Mr wniie there the choralos were sung by the choir alone, at St. Anne's the congregation were invitiMi to join in thciu. thus more combictc.y realizing 73.-QUADKUPLE SHEETBach's Ideal and making the service as satisfactory

in a devotional as Ui an artistic point ol view. A shortened version of The Tassion, according to St. John, In piaoe ot the anthem, la the chief feature of these Friday evening services in Lent, so well set ou loot br Uanou Wade. The tenor recitatives throughout were maguiflceutly given h.v Mr. Wade, the rector's son, while the part of the Saviour, allotted to a bass voice, waa likewise sung with cure, hut with less fervor. The people joiuod well lu too chorales, though as luey become more accustomed to the services the congregational unison will, no doubt, become more general. A uong tho most impiessive nortions ol the tnuslo were the recitatives describing the delivery 01 Christ to the Jews by l'ilute, the unsteady phrases detailing the convulsion of nature when tho Saviour d.ed, with the effective accompaniment, "While His Parting Spirit Sighs." The long liuo or carriages in Wardour street testified to the popularity of those services among ihe educated Classes, but It was satisfactory to notice a large ixiiiitkAi' of t.hA nunr m tin* ili'im -lui'iuwili'il 111?10-11. hoi l.ootl moun t the church present, with evident enjoyment oi the service. Nfw Church of the Uleeiplen?The Kill flee To lie Urdlcutcd on the Firal Sunday In Aprlloliurgfit Andience liooui (n the l<lilted State*. On the 1st or January, 1872, nev. George n. Ilepworth resigned the pastorate of the Church of the Messiah, on Thtrly-lOarth street, having announced to the congregation that lie could no longer conscientiously preach the doctrines of the Unitarian denomination. He had held luost acceptably the position for a long tunc, ami when his determination became known it uaturatly caused some excitement la religious circles. He v. Mr. llcpworth parted irom his people with the best feelings, lint It appeared that about one-hair of the members of the church resolved to follow their pastor and adopt the new views he entertained on the subject of Olirlstlanlty. The seceding portion of the congrogMlioa immediately held a meeting, when it whs resolved to build a new aud elegant church without delay. Their labors are now within a few (lays oi being crowned with success. Meant Into Mr. Hepwortn commenced holding services In Htetiiway Hall, which huvo been uttcuded by large congregations up to the proscnt date. Tint new MOVEMENT. The new inovomout recognised that all denoininations are growing into closer affiliation with each other; that people see plainly that the forms of any creed, however true lu themselves, are of less importance than the possession of a pure Christian spirit, and that it is necessary to have an assured beliei in I inula mental truths and to stand en evangelical grounds. It is siill more Important, it v. us held, lo find means by which these i. utlis can be made to acton the hearts and lives oi iiiou. Mr. lisp ,oiHi and his llock proposed to solve this problem and made au appeal to all good men and women to unite In un unscotarlan movement?one which respects ihe rights of private judgment, in minor mailers, while it does its utmost to kindle a religions enthusiasm in this community, ceasing to be Unitarians, they asked wini this end in view, the co-operation of ail Christians siliing to stand on the basis of the hist uTc finth of the Christian Church, the divine nature of L'luist, the Himulness ol the htiimni race ami the regenerating otfeots of tne Holy uiiost, ami especially ol those who are willing to labor lor human sulvj'ion. buoli co-operation was earnestly invited lo enable the sucieiy to form a church to be known as the Church oi the Ulaciples, the Hpi. it of which si.all be to bring men and women in I Ills great city to a better midcrstuudliig ol their duty to Cod uiul their neighbor. id ia ho of trusties. The necessary liuuls were soon collected, but some delay took place In consequence ol the time necessary to llud a suitable site for the proposed church. I lie form of government Is cougregational, but persons oi ail ilenoutlnnlums are eligible to membership. lis ritual, tenets and general management arc under the control of the pastor uud members. situ ok tim ohiroh. The trustees, alter considerable deliberation, seci red a lot at the corner of Madman avenue and T'orty-iillh street, 126 feet by l'lii leot, hh a sue ier the church. Tee framework commenced early lu August, and it has been prosecuted with energy up to the present rime. It is expected that tne ealfioe will be dedicated on the nrst Sunday in April. It has the largest audience room of any building in the United .States. It, will seat comfortably 2,200 people, lite building is constructed ot brick uml iron, the latter materia) bemg cniellv used. The walls are brick, but us the aio covered with iron it cannot be seen. The aiyle oi architecture is Herman Gothic. THE FRONT HLKVATlON ts broken tip into three divisions, surmounted bv uiv tnui'i-1. The ci'iil ro division. 24 led front. Inis mii ornamental gubli\ ciowncd by a large cio s. | 'i'lie in ia it rosette, 12 ieet in diam ter, and at. each oi the 'oar corners Hinuller windows oi a itnilar description. I n lernenlli is cut the words, "Uhurcli ?> ' the ulsciph s." The other two divisions, re- ( l.oveii by level corniceu, are eacli 45 foot li out auiJ have ileenly recessed arched doorways, 11 loot wide. Over . these doors is lunjM otlvely the inscriptions, "Knter the House oi the Lord with BHiMn" and Pi-slse Wailcth lor Tlieo, o Cad, In /.ion." Above tuere is elaborated iron work, lollatcd leaves, (lowers, Ac. the towers stand out prouuncutly from the building, and are each 7 feet square. Two of these, which add eil'ect lo t he gubl , are 70 foot ingli.imH the lour otherMiti front me each 60 feet high. Tiie front tf i Korty-niili street closely follows the elevation oil the avenue, There are on this aide four towers (making tea in all) aud two entrances. The exterior, pain t*d a light drab, and Willi so many towers itml general ornamentation the building has a d o i.i dl.v inori sqao upitrioe*. The rool is Ingli pitched over ceiling and covered with slate. Ai ove rises a dome, m feet high lor the purposes oi venillation. tiie INTKRIOn. There are no galleries or pillars, thus giving to the interior a must imposing aspect. The entire ui rangeuicuts are to be inude subservient to cheerfulness and comfort. These objects are the niniu feu lure oi I lie church. The walls are to be painted a light dial) touched wltii gold; the mouldings and d MoratMoa will bo white aud gold. Tii" congregation are to be sealed on an inclined floor descending six leet in ninety feet, no that persuus at a distance from the desk can see as well as these at hand. There arc ten aisles which radiate lrom tiie platform; the shape ol the audience room is a ccmiolrcte, which lias proved Itself to be beat adapted lor acoustic properties In a large liall. SITriNU ACCOMMODATIONS. The pews are oi ail sizes, accommodating from four to seven, and will he handsomely cushioned. The ceiling Inside, of corrugated lrou, la flat aud 4h feat high; its apaii is U4 leet. The dome. In the oontre for ventilation, is hid irotn view by u centre piece, 10 feet in diameter, and is provided with JO trap doors which can bo opened and clos d ?t pleasure. The church will be iiglitcd during even, iinr services by one large lo loot reflector with jw burners, and lour smaller ones, with 100 lights e.'C'i. There Is a full basement, under tne front, 40 foot by 125 feet, Intended for a lecture room, .*nudny school, kitchen, Ac. The eutlie cost oi '.Ue building Is estimated at >125,000. Ministerial Movement*. PRK.-IBYTl.~ai an. During the coming season the Old Prcsbjtcrlun church (Kcv. Dr. Buichla), on Bridge street, Georgetown, 1). C-, will bo torn down aud a handsome new church erected In Its stead, on the site oi the present clupel used by that congregation, ou Weal, near Congress street. The new church will cost $23,0oo, and will be furnished in time lor j occupaucy next fall. The Preshy terians, not satisfled with their Church financial system, nave ' adopted the plan of estimating uud declaring at j each meeting of t he Qencrul Assembly the amounts to be contributed during lite coming ycur tor llio lieiuvolent work of the Church, nnd then requiring the loirer judicatories to hco the plun earned out. The Utrald un<l J'reaOyUr object* to lluit method us unacripturul, siuce the go- pel plan is tor earn | oirc to ddtcruiiuc lor himself how much be will give. Kev. Dr. Viucuat, of Troy, Is to succeed Dr. Prcn- j ti o us pastor of the Church of the Covenant In this I citjr. Kev. W. u. llillis, late of 8t. Joseph, Mo., lias accepted ? cull to tlio First PreBby tcriuu church ! at Warrcnsburg, Mo. Iiev. Mr. Woous, a atmieiit at Union Theological Beuiiuary, is to tako charge j of the Mecond Presbyterian church at >'orrolk. i The congregation of J,ebanou church, Rockbridge county, Va., expect to dedicate their new church building early in April. Her. N. P. D tin terinau, of Muvaniiali. Ua., lias accepted a call to the pastorate of the church at Thumasvilie, made vacant by tin; removal of tue Kev. A. W. ClUby to Macon. Kev. J. 8. Wilson, D. !>., pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Atlanta, Ga., was stricken with paralysis a few days since. At last act un's he was slowly Improving. 'J lie;Pirst Presbyterian church lit Morrihtown has abolished the pew HVniem, and will nereuiter be stisluliiud by voluntary coiitribiitious. Work wilt soon be commenced on tho Picsbytcrian church In iseaport, (>?. Kev. A. Ta>lor, ol Mount Vernon, goes to l ivmoutii Prcshyteitun cliurch, Indiana. Kev. 8. C. Aiexanaudsr, ol hiilrluysburg, has received a call to Upper I'ath \a ley Picsbyterlau church, I'eiinsjlviiu.a. Kev. J. K. Black, or Alleghany City, l a., has been called to bouucouing and Barton, Md. Kev. D. M. Davenport, or Princeton eendn iry, has been called to Moont sterling, Ohio. Rtv. J. K. Demurest, of owensboro, Ky., to Westminster rlitircli m this city, wutcii call he accepts. Kev. J. 0. Kill, of the northwestern Tueulogical nennnary, has iiecn called to Princeton, III., and Iter. Robert Mat kensle, of the same Institution, has bean tailed by tue Presbyterian church at VImow Creek, 111. MfffUAftlJl I We*. Dr. Curry hu return-d from hl? Southern tup Krr iti* improved in bl? *en?>ii?i iieeini l?y tho tuild climate el l>prHa. He v. lieprv 11. Clurk. wl WITH SUPPLEMENT., th? But Main? Conference and a student la Boston Theological Seminary, has been uppolutsd ofeapiaiu in the United btates Navy. itev. a. Saoderxou, Protestant Episcopal, oi the Portland District Maiue Conference, is uuahlo througu Ill-health to attend to his duties, itcv. L. K. b. Brewster, of the New England Coulerence, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, Webster, Mass., died suddenly March is. The Ooneral Conference of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church In America oonvened In August i, Ca., March li>. Scverul bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church South were present to aaaist liiiimp Mlies. I'wo or three new bisnope were elected, an editor chosen and other important business transacted. Itev. b. A. Steele, a student at Km try and Henr.v College, Virginia (Mctiiodlst Episcopal Church South), has been elected to the ci.upiulncyol the University of Virginia, an office to which the faculty elect every two years from the four leading denominations of Christians, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian and Protestant Episcopal. Itev. VV. M. Leftwich lias, lu company with several others, been appointed by the Uovernor of Missouri us an Honorary Commissioner to the Vienna Exposition. Considerable interest Is just now manifested In the Canadian Methodist Episcopal Church with regain to the election of new bishops. borne of the preachers call lor three new innu to supplement Hie services of Bishop lUchardsou. who is now well stricken with years. The Question of importing an Episcopal candidate ironi this side the Dominion line In also mooted again. Itev. Tttoiuaa Guard, oi Baltimore, Is expected here to assist lu the dedication ot the Beckman Hill Methodist Episcopal church, Kniie.h street, near Nocuud avenue, on April 13. The Wilmington Conference has appointed a cointnlttee to conler with the Baltimore, Philadelphia and Centval Pennsylvania and the New Jersey aud Newark Conlereucea touching the proper recognition of tnis the centenary year ol the Annual (Jouierencc of Method,am in America. It 1., proposed to hold a joint rountou on July 14 and lft, at sonto point to he agreed upon l?y the joint conferences. After conducting u series oi services in Winchester, Vu., which resulted in the conversion ill a7ft persons. l)r. Leo. ltosser has gone to Knoxvlile, lean., a id begun meetings there, winch also promise groat success, 'flic Methodist Kplscopal Church m the United averages eighty couiniunicunts to a church. The Motliodist .-seminary at Hackettstown, N. J., Is completed, and will probably be opened the coming Hummer. The cost of tlie building lias been $148,ono. Of this amount jfll.*?,70t) have been collected and $-20,000 pledged, leaving a balance of loss than twelve thousand dollars to be ptovldod tor. Dr. John M. Ld wards, of the Methodist, Church Fonlii, advocates in the Kultnnore Kplnvojuil Methodist the removal of all limitation upon the pastoral term, leaving the duration ol each castor's service in the discretion oi the bishops. "Over two thousuud children are In the American Methodist Hubbutli schools tn Sweden. India has 1,000 Methodist .Sabbath school scholars?son of them In Luckiio-w. The New York Conference Of the Methodist Kptscopul Ciiurch will be held at Hudson, N. Y., commencing April 2, and the New York K.ast Conference ku tliellarlemcUuicti, linili street aud second avenue, this city, on the same day. haitiht. Rev. l)r. Jabez Swan, a noted baptist minister, whose golden wedding . c lebruted at Ills house in New London, Conn., a lew niouihs ago, has become violently insane, and has been taken to the Hartlord Retreat. A new baptist Church Is projected at Ltvc Ouk. ltev.' R. M. Adams, oi Canon City, Col., has become itinerant missionary tor .the licld of the new Southern t'olortide Association, to serve lor a year. The Baptist Church at Last Hhginaw, Mien., lias extended n call to Rev. A. It. White, wiio lias accepted. A new Baptist church is Just compluted aud will soon be dedicated in Richmond county, Va., in the yard ol the old Rappahannock church, near Stony Hill. The ecpflce Is of brick aud is a neat and substantial oiuldlng. Tne evauge isc and missionary, Llder J. M. Wood, of Washington Association, Iowa, lius become agent lor tlio Central University at Bella, Iowa. Tne Baptist church at, Keota, I.onlsa Centre, Davis' Creek, Talleyrand, Kureka and Richmond, Iowa, and also at Macomb and Xeulu, III.," arc uow without pastors. The Baptists of tlio District of Columbia number sixteen churches, containing 8,775 sit tings, and valued at $273,000. In ten years they have tripled I heir churches and more t han doubled their membership, and increased the value of their church property nearly six lold. 1'lic Baptist churches or Philadelphia report accession by immersion lost .Sunday ol about illty persons?the gleanings of their revival nestings. Hev. I), d. worth has become pastor of the olmrch at MlUiord, N. Y. There are seven Baptist churches in Brooklyn without ministers and some of tlieiu have been in that ease for huli u year or more. Revs. Costin, King and McDougal were ordained deacons of tlio Baptist church in Miiipoi l, N. V., on the loth Inst. Kcv. l)r. B. Manly, President of Deorgetown College, hits been called to take pastoral charge ol the Baptist ciiurch in Parts, Ky. Mr. Boyd, who bus been called to tlio pastorate oi t he First Baptist church in Charlestowu, commences Ills labors some time in July, his engagements at Harvard University necessitating this delay. The Baptists ot Dcnnlson, Texas, ure trying to raise luuds to erect a church in that place. Rev. P. S. Kvans, pastor of the Baptist church in WilJimantic, t'onn., lias resigned his charge. Kev'. 11. A. Cordo's fortuer charge in Merideii, Bonn., lias been, and is slid, Without u pastor since he left it. Rev. K. Ureaves has announced to the Baptist church ut N.yack, N. Y., his intention to close Ills labors with thcui in June. Contracts have been given oat tor the erection ol the new edltloe of the North church, orange, N. J., and work will be commenced immediately. The building will cost $5o,0>o. Tlio last monthly report Irotn the Baptist churches ol Boston aud its immediate vicinity snows an addition by Imptisiu ol 175. Of these sixty-iaur were colored, there are thirtyfive countv towns in North Carolina without a Baptist iiwuko oi worship. OuUldt of Baltimore the Baptists ine not numerous iu Maryland, hut un IgJIUHTt MietMBt is on loot I hat Will icsult. in the enlargement &f the borders of this denomiriatiou. only tlilrt.v -nine o. the Mi Baptist chu.chcs In Indiana have preaching every Sunday, while 1544 assemble lor worship oul.v one .Sunday In each mouth. At lkdogua, the area! railway cenlio of Italy, and the seat of u renowned university, a Baptist church of sixty-nine incomers li is hern built up under the care or hlgnor Clannuil. $ ..two fiu have bo. n suh.-crlbed to build a Uaptl.t church at homervtile, Tenn. EPISCOPALIAN. At. a convocation of the Episcopal Church receuily held In Springfield, Mass., a resolution was oil wed proposing the divisiou of the diocese, and Hotting apart the western portion of the State as a new diocese. It wus also decided to continue tiic missionary work at F.asthainpton and Ware, and nuke an effort to revive au interest lor the services of the Episcopal church at Westfleld by sending a missionary into that towu to resume the services', which have for soine time been suspended. Northern visitor* in Jacksonville, Flu., have contributed $1,200 to aid the erection or a now Episcopal church there, to bo known as ht. John's. It will be a handsome UotUic edifice and will seat;M0. ihe Episcopalian* ol heapori, Go., arc building a church 111 that place, which will soon liosOuisbeU and ready to he dedicated. Rev. Mr. iteuLlier, of Nassau, N. I'., assumed the rectorship pi St. Raul's Episcopal church at Key Went last Sunday. The Rev. w. Jarrett, of St. James, Rcillord, I'a., has accepted a call to St. John's parish, Hampton, Ya. The next annual convention of the Diocese of Ueorgta will be the "Seml-Centcunial Jubilee Convention," and will be held in Christ churcti, savannah, Beginning May 21. The small irumr church near Thirty-third aud Chestnut streets, Philadelphia. erected for the West Che-tnut street I resby| teriun church, has been purchased by a number 01 Episcopal churchmen in Welt Philadelphia. iiie regular chuicii services will be commticed at Easier. Rev. Douglas Forrest,- lately ordained In St. I'aui's church, in Richmond, by the Right uev. Bishop Johns, has been, we learu, called to the rectorship ol SI. John's church, in Wytnevi le. Vs. Episcopal churches are organizing, In severul parts of the country, a sort of female dlaconate. In tho Luther. 11 churches of Uermauy such, cxamph s have occurred, and are popular by their usefulness. The Episcopalians of Page, Vu., who have for a year past worshipped In the Methodist church in that place, have started to build a church lor tlionise Ives at a c st of $2,000. Dr. Andrews, rector of the Episcopal church at Hticplicrdstowu, W. va., ha* declared vigorously iu favor of the "Ireu pew" system. ROMAN CATHOMC, Rev. Father C. Coppola, of Naples, an ex-Jesuit priest aud leader of a C'lc.lco Liberal association aud ol another association lor the emancipation ol the priesthood of Rome from celibacy and other Church, has ^ust published hi* rci ituiMiiuu ui inn uiium aii'i uiucicu uu inn uuurd I au.i writings against the Cnurch to be mimed and tlua Uiittnclt returned heartily to the told lie I,a t kit. ilo rcun.nowled:tes the In alllbility urnl temporal power ol the Pope and hopes to din In the biir.otu ol the Holy Chinch. This, however, is a cleat illicit repentance. Monsiguor Luchat, in-diup or Uasle, has received nuiice to quit hi* Episcopai residence ut Easter. 'i lie Hisuop ol lticlla, Italy, Monsiguor Metro Losuna. la dangerously til at Turin. The Archbishop of that city in wttli Mm, but considers ids cane hopeless, and the death of the veuerolne prelate is hourly expected. Work will soon he rucoiniuenced on the Catholic Cathedral In Atlanta, (la. When cnuiplet'd It will be one of Hie fluent buildings of the Mud lu the South. The Catholic H view save that ' Tiiduoa'' und other religious services are unnouueed ax likely to be celebrated soon all over Italy, In act ol reparation (or the horrible blasphemies offered to the name of Our Messed Lord in the lniaoious capital?, of Koine. Persons 01 all rutins, mid even or all shades 01 opinion, have blamed the government for tolerating the indecent und iguoruut articles published in this paper. M ISC K I. CAN ROITS, The Israelites of Columbus have raised funds to remodel their synagogue, aud propose to engage a ? ,1.1.1 ,At #1 '.nil nor nnnnm Tlwi hitllilinff nf an hii|tll*h Lutheran church in Augusta. Ua., In tontrmpiated. The North Congregational church at Lynu, Ma**., we obeerve, ha* Dually determined to open Its chapel parlor for a public readmit room on Sunday*. It la to be ojen all duy and evening, except during the hours or worship. Iter. E. K. Hurr, 1?. !>., of l.ymc, Conn., author of A'oiw CaUHiiu, Ac., haa been Invited to deliver the oration before the Conuicticut lleta of the rhl lleta Kappa baclety, to Trinity ( ollege, at lta next Commencement. Too Chuich Missionary Society (English) laat year reported 16a mission stations in vurloua paita ol the world, 1W European missionaries, i-*4 native ordained minister*, Including a few of Laat India birth, more than '2,000 native teacher*, inore than ito,<ioo conimuutvuuts gad more ttma 43.000 scholars. Tina 13 eoetetjr has also resigned to the native pastorate cliiirelies Hi both biurra Leone and (be West ladies containing an many as ii*ur tli nsand communicant*. Tne Held oi christian missions, in wnar Is distinctively Known a-t the healheu world, embraces a population of ton. *W,0 0. Of these, seven-eignths are attached to one or other of the three greut systems?Mo lanunedanisui, Hindoolsin and buddhism. The iiist is us yet restively untouched, still pushes Its pi-os?iyusm in Allies, and everywhere snndi as a barrier to toe Cnristian taltli. In in lis university graduates take part* in the meat degra ted ritos of liiinlooisiii. Aud Buddhism, whii its aoo.ooj.uoo of votaries, has been hardly reached by Christian iunuence, but, in anticipation of the coining onset In Cuvioa, is Ooldiy upholding its atheistic philosophy by urguiueut, uud in Japan is setting ,la priests to the study of the liiole, with a View to its refutation. 'there is a goo 1 ileal of hard work to be do e yet, aud ample scope for the shiest talent and the most thorough Christian consecration. 'ihe new synagogue of the congregation "Anshl Ciiosed," uu Loxinztou avenue, will be completed about Pentecost. Tne Clinton avenue Congregational church, Brooklyn, N. Y., has lately elected two ladies ns deaconesses. We hear of similar measures In other CougregaUonal churches, ltev. J. W. I,e Moluc, a zealous close comiuuuiou itaptist, haa just renounced orthodoxy and embraced llniversulism. The pastor oi tne Congregationulist church in ^alisbuiy, ltev. \\ m. t). c >rkon, accepts Uiiiver-salism us the truo f.uth aud will connect himself with that church. In Beverly preJii lice is so far obsolete that the Universalis! un l Methoilist pastors have exchanged pulpits, ltev. George Hustings, Dniversuliflt pastor at Walt ham, Mass., died there oil the titli lust. There are twenty-lour Protestant ministers laboring in Mexico. Mrs. Isabella needier Hooker, of llartlord, stater ol ltev. Ilenry Ward Heooner, has become a Universalis!, snd preached in the Unt- , vcrsniist church in Bridgeport on hunduy. The ltev. V. Baniii, of Jedei'Houvllle, 1ml., has accepted a call Horn the Second Keforiiiod church of Fort Wayne Ind., and will begin Ills lab rs there niter Knitter. ltev. J. Neihotr, oi Parma, Ohle, hns accepted u call from /Ion's (loformeu church of Detroit. Mich., and purposes entering upon the duties oi Ills new held of labor in May next. Hie Western Hevorier gives the re la iv" nunierloil strength or the principal dcuoannutiou* In Kentacky as follows:? Churchf3. Ministers, Mcmb-r*. Baptist 1,1 id 700 12'*,OHO Disciple i>uo too 60,000 Methodist.. tHKI 403 41, IMS Presbyterian, North.. 1JS * 61 ft,,'!!? Presbyterian, South... 130 HO 10,119 Presbyterian, Central. loO HIT 11,409 Episcopalian ;i5 45 3,600 Roman cathode 104 ? 40,ooo ?Kev. George II. Trabert lias rr?lgned the Fpbratuh eharge, having aoeeptaia call to the liithtnffl church at Kllzuhctliton n, I'a. Kev. K. Manges, of the Theological .Seiuin.iry ai Gettysburg, Pa., lias accopUMl u call lo Luthersbmg (Clearileld county, I'u.) Lutheran church. The Firsr Keiormcd church ot Kenning, Pa., Hun culled Rev. Ilenry Mossor, ol McKwensvlhe, Pa. A loii'th reloriued church hue lu-cn organized in Clevelnud, Ohio. Kov. Mr. Shulord, ol the Reformed church of Winchester, Va., has accepted a cad to liurkottsville, Mil. Kov. Dr. it. bailsman, a lew weeks ago, resigned the panto ate ol tne First Uclermml church in Heading, Pa., which lie has tilled during the Inst nine years. He was immediately called to the pastorate of the Hughsh Church, recently organized out of the congregation he had previously served. The Unformed Hutch Church iu the Uu t-d states numbers 132 members to a church, and the Moravians thirty-one. A new Reformed church in the southern part of Stark county, Ohio, known us St.. Murk's, wan dedicated on the Dili Instant. Kev. (J. Zcigler is the pastor. The building cost $0,000. The Kev. 11. II. San loe, recently oLWiiiannc, lad., has accepted a cud irom StoiungtdTi. HI., Ke ornied church. There are now about sixteen thousand Jews 111 Pulostino, ami 'their average statu ol culture Is much below that of their fc lo.v religionists in Europe. Tliey have no visible means of support, spend tneir time in idleness, praying, Talmud rending, and foolish pining and signing on the ruins or the temple, eking out a miserable exls'eiice by the charity ol the Jews of Europe, Anieiiea arid Australia." 'lids extract is takon irom a report 01 some English Israelites, who have lately been to Palestine to iiniulro into the expediency of encouraging Hie emigration of Jews Into that laud. Among the various religious Institutions iu London is to be found one under the rather novel name of "Men Servants' Homo and Mission," which originated some six yours ago with a meeting ol Christian servants 10 pray lor tlielr own class. Their prayers were answered, and since thou a Home has been established, and three lulvsloaikurics are engaged In Christian work In Connection with It. The institution now supports "an agency for male and leiuuie domestics, by means of wnich families may bo provided with godly servants. Kev. E. N. Scoring has resigned lus charge of the First Reformed eanrcli of Uncut, N. Y., and accepted a call to the second Reformed church o. lulrlield, N. J. Kev, U. L. Beach, or Yale .Seminary, accepts a cull to Rootstown, Ohio, Congregational church. Rev. T. H. Childs, also ol tnie, accepts a call to Chragin Falls. Ohio, Congregational church. Kev. IleWitt s. Clark, of Clinton, goes to the Congregational church at Wosttleld, Mass. Kev. J. P. II 11 iy. of Adamsville, goes lo the Lutheran church at Ocruiautown, Ohio. Kev. Thomas Hid, H. I>., lias been called to too pastorate of the First Unitarian chinch in Portland, Me. Kev. U. Wickineyer, of Kcimunsburg Institute, lias accepted a cull lo the Liitheiuu elmrcl? nr. Kiciiiiiond, Intl. Itcv. George F. Waters, of Yale deuunury, accepts a call to the tonal cliurcti at lie the), i oiiu. At the close oi the Conference held In Bradford, Wc Ceaii county, I'a., oj tiie Otli aud otli, a society ol seventee i members was formed. A church' will be oi?i\inzed at au early date. LITERARY CHIT-CHAT. Tuk of Printed L'ooks exported from England In January, 1879, was ?02,829, against ?68,8^0 In the same month of 1872, and ?4o,u v) la January of the previous year. Ambkoihk Firman Dinar, the French publisher, recently elected a member of the Ac.idimic des Inscriptions et Belles Lettrcs, la uu excellent Greek scholar, and besides taking au active part in editing the "Thesaurus Lingua; Greets,"is the author of "Motes d'un Voyage daus le Levant," "Traduction do Thucydlde," "Essai sur la Typographic," "Fgsal Typograpldque et Bibliogi aplnque sur IHiatolre do la uravure sur liols," Ac. Ir is stated by the Commissioner of Education that the benefactions ma le by private individuals for education;.! purposes iu 187i amounted to over eight millions of dollars, aud those ol 1872 to nearly tea millions ol doilais. A CvOLortDiA or Lkoal Kmiqutncb, Argument, Opinion, Ac., is uu interesting work, to be published by Raker, Voorhis A Co. Diukkn.s wrote thus of i'arm In November:? Had weather. It is showing hard. There is not a door or window in uii Fans that shuts; not u chink iu all the oillious of iriliions of clunks in tho city that can be stopped to keep the wind out. And the cold: nut you shall judge for yourself; uuu also of this prcposU'iuiis din ng room, the invention, sir, ol Henry llulwer, who, when he had executed it (he used io live here), got frightened at what he uad douo, as well ue uugiii, aud w?.ut away. Colonel OtrvRY is publishing an account of the life and labors oi dteiu, the great Prussian laud reformer. A .sEKits of the literary productions of the most distinguished Irishmen is about to be publul e i ->y Mwssrs. Smyth, ot Dublin. tfll'M Tiifii.'SAvn ItViiTff lTrximivn tvn Vtr nrv. tuukk Works wore publlsued tu Germany- iroiu July 1 10 December hi, IHVi. tnoi.and Has cun-hmku omc o dilous of "tho IK n Alio," by the Hon. Mis. Arbutuuot. What a cackling there must hu?. been if each buyer proceed.d to raise a colony of lien I Mr. Anthony Tko/.loii. fouuil, lie t ils us In ins now book, a few iloocut newspapors iu Australia, of courso conducted by liugllshuicu. lie has always found ton (Mental newspapers thoroughly uusatUisotery, but they are after all not so fur' below tno fcuglish as those of t.te United Mates! JJowmstiC language, Vulgir and faulty lulor.uatlon, bud type, bad paper?everything impioisos the belief that the American class of newspaper prudueers must be quite (iiirerent iioiu tiial of the Old Country. An American, he, can give a goad lecture, make a good speech, hulld a good house, cook a good diuuor, bake good bread, led a good story, write a good book; cun, in fact, do uuytiling nu earth requiring intellect, energy, industry and construction, with this cue exception! tie cannot? at any rate, be says, he has not as yet? tinned out a good newspaper, but lroltopo doesn't know the meaning of the word newspaper. "Lord Hock's Choice," Mrs. Ann tk Stephens' latest novel, Is published by T. U. l'etersou A tiio., o? Philadelphia. * Mrs. CKOTH has completed the memoir of her late husband. * Tuk Latkst Pibcr of literary handiwork br Mr. Carlyle Is now In tbe hands of the public. It cousists of aa appendix to the people's editlou of hie ,'i.ife ol Schiller," the publication ef which was put back for several months in order to eua'de the venerable man of letters to make this addition to the volume. The appendix consists of mutter translated from the Herman, giving an account of the Hcbliler lannly, a* well a* of much or the early lire of bchlller himself, which h;u not lilt hr to been known to English readers. Lkioh Hunt said or Charles Lamb that "ha got | lovad by everybody In spite of his Intolerance; which had more hauiaiuty tu It tuaa the liberality I of other men."

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