Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 6, 1873, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 6, 1873 Page 6
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RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. APRIL 6~ PALM SUNDAY. RELIGIOUS EXERCISES TO-DAY. Herald Heligious Cor respondence. "THE EXPOSURE OF MEDIUMS," LIGHT ON A DARK SUBJECT. divlntian MininterH and the Jewish Law. A CHURCH FOR THE MASSES. The Cabala of tlio I Egyptians. FOREIGN RELIGIOUS MATTERS MOVEMENTS OF THE CLERGY. Service* To- Day. Rev. Dr. Talmage will preach at the Brooklyn Icademy or Music this morning and evening. Services at Westminster Presbyterian church morning and evening by Rev. J. K. Demarest. "Woodhuli and Beecher? Analyzing 'Free Love,"' will be Dr. Landls' subject this evening, at elulit o'clock, at the Atlieneuin. Preaching by Rev. K. Borcl at Association Hall tills morning. Rev, E. 0. Sweetser will discourse upon special subjects, morning and evening, at Bleecker street Unlversallst church. At Calvary Baptist church Rev. A. B. Earle .will preach morning, afternoon und evening. Rev. J. M. Pullman preaches at the Association Rooms in the morning, and at Lyric Dall (on "Unl Versalism in Lile") in the evening. Rev. l)r. Gillette preaches in Plymouth Taptist church morning anil evening. The Spiritualists will have the nsual morning and afternoon exercises at Apollo Hall. Professor ?. B. Brit ton lectures in the evening. Professor w. s. llutchings, the lightning calcu lator, will preach at Class Hall morning and evening. * Bishop Snow will preach at three o'clock at the University. Morning and evening services at the Church of the Messiah, by Rev. lleury Powers. D.r"Wc8tcotl Preaches morning and evening at Fifty-third street Baptist church. Rev. J. W. Barnhart preaches at Forsyth street Methodist Episcopal church, morning and evening. At St. Peter's, tuis evening, Rev.GustavPurucker will preach. Pastor Cameron will lecture upon "The Book of Exodus" this evening, at .Seventeenth street Bap- ' list church. I Rev. Dr. Cheever will preach this evening in the ' University chapel. Rev. Henry Morgan's farewell discourse will be ' given ut Cooper Institute this evening. At Presbyterian Memorial church, this morning and evening, Kev. Dr Roblisen will preach. Rev. Halsey W. ICnapp preaches, morning and evening, at Laight street Baptist Mission. ? At Seventeenth street Methodist Episcopal church Rev. J. S. Willis will preach in the morning and liev. John Pegg, Jr., in the evening. Rev. Thomas Mitchell, of Albany, preaches this morning at the Morning Star Mission. Bishop Potter will conduct the confirmation ser vices at St. Thomas' tlus morning. Services at four O'clock P. M. Rev. \\ ayland Iloyt will preach in Tabernacle Baptist church this morning and at Steinway flail In the evening. The -Loss of the Atlantic" will be the subject of Dr. Holme this evening at Trinity Baptmt church. Services at half-past ten A. M. The congregation of the Church of the New Jeru salem wjjl be treated to a discourse upon special topics this morning and evening. Abraham Jaeger (converted Hebrew) will lecture this evening, at half past seven, in the First Ger man Baptist church, Fast Fourteenth street Rev. Father Renaud, s. J., will lecture this even ing at St. Francis Xavier's church, Sixteenth street Subject? "Who Instituted Confession-Christ or the Priests f" Rev. William FT. Cooke will preach In the morn ing and Rev. Dr. Swope in the evening at St. John's chapel. Rev. Dr. Flagg preaches, morning and eveninj: in the Eighty-glth street church. At the Church of the Disciples Rev. 0. II. riep worth will discourse upon special subjects moruimr and evening. 8 The Cosmopolitan Conlerence, at Turnvereln Ilall, will be addressed by Samuel Leavitt, at three o'clock, on "ine Scientific Reconciliation of Capi tal and Labor." The Fourth Presbytery will instal Rev. n. L. Crandlineard as pastor of the French Evangelical church, at three o'clock this afternoon. Rev. B. Iieber Newton will preach this morning and afternoon at Anthon Memorial church. Bishop Potter will coullrm in the evening. The mislead Praying Band will conduct the ser vices in Twenty -fourth street Methodist Episcopal church today. 1 At Attorney street Methodist Protestant chnrch Rev. J. J White will preach in the %>>rtiiag, Rev. Dr. Wilson, of Newark, In the evening Services morning (baptismal) and evening at Berean Baptist church. Lev. p. l. Davies win preach. Rev. Wlllia* N. Bunnell will officiate morning and evening at All Saints' Episcopal church. At the Church of Christ Rev. W. c. Dawson will Conduct the morning and evening services. Mrs. Alderdlce will officiate in Franklin street Methodist Hldscopal church this evening. Dr. Alexander Dickson will preach at Rutgers chapel in the morning and at Harvard Rooms in the alternoon. Trance speaking by Mrs. J. p. Coles at Union Hall, Jersey City, at three and six o'clock P. M. "The Rxposure of Mediums." To TI1K Eimtok ok thk IIbrald ?? i0'r correspond ' D' B" ln hl8 communication with the abovo heading, published ln your issue erf last sandav that the Hkkald is fair in giving all slues of uuci tlons, we venture to appeal to It in response Though "E. D. B." sees fit to cloak himself' nnd,r these initials when attacking gentlemen whose names have been made public, yet it is easy to per ?eire Jrom the tenor ef his communication that he la a believer in the alleged manifestations, since Jike the majority of that class, he deals in pure as! omptions, without a single prop to support them, and in an entire perversion of facts. And first we challenge him to name one single scientist recognized as such, who admits the assumptions of modern spiritualism. It Is true some of them have admitted the fact of strange phenomena, but no one the explanation given, on the contrary they have, with natural unanimity, especially disclaimed the idea of Spirit agency. Bow men of science really regard this delusion may be gathered from ihe response of Professor Huxley to the Committee of tne Dialectical Society of London, appointed to investigate and report on these phenomena, ask ing him to Join It. He says, ln effect:? "Jn my in vestigations, which have been of considerable ex tent, i have discovered onlv gross ignorance ox wilful fraud, and, as rar an I am lmltnduailjr con cerned, I would rather live and l>e a crossing sweeper than to become a spirit and talk nonsense through a medium at a guinea a h ance." And Pro esser Tvndall, who recently went irom among us and whom we all ho much admire, has expressed similar views. ah to the irreat* st pentoses of all ages, what their opinions mar have beeu we will not Stop to inquire, only uh SpiittuallBin celebrated its twenty-filth an niversary last sundav, 11 what "K. D. B." says is true they must have believed la the spirit 01' prophecy. We corneas our ignorance of the "boautl.'ul Tacts 01 Spirit communion," notwithstanding our ninny visits to the more prominent mediums wit It a view oi learning ol them. Ii they consist oi table t'p ptng, writing nouB?-uslcal answers to foolish ques tlous, playing a cieap accordeon wlt'i ouo hand under a tabie. tlieu we have some knowledge; but alter healing many Spiritualist orators and read ing iHtich oi tlie literature, we are ready to olial lemre its votaries to po nt out one new f.ict. new truth or new thought, which it has d scovcred or originated. There is not one. As lias been said, " Its literal are is n strange jumble of inetapliysical Jargon extractid irom the limbo ol worn-out crccdfli " In le erenco te the report of the London Dialec tical Hocldt.v, " K. I). H.," as usual, tells only half the truth, and so leads the reader to an uiterly false conclusion. Wmle this committer admitted Btraiige pnenomena, so far irom admitting the a* snmptlou of .Spirit agency they culled lor further scientific exaiiimation to ascertain the true source, uature and power of the force displayed, and its more prominent members? notably Mr. Edward W. Cox, In Ills "Spiritualism Answered by Sci ence"? nave shown that t e phenomena, iuclud ng the "intelligence" manllosted, were wholly incon sistent w i tu the Spirit theory. We admit that Professor Hare was an eminent special scientist, aud we state, moreover, tint h ? Is not recognized or quoted as an authority on scientific subjects; that Judge Edmonds and Robert Dal'1 tiwen are men ol intelligence. That bo few ol their class have accepied spiritualism Is an evidence that the age Is breaking off the shackles of superstition. These men have proved as per fect a god -tend t o Spiritualists as has Fred Douglass to the colored race, and they are hurled at the head of disbelievers at every turn; but, with (eel ings of high regard for these gentlemen, we rc spectlully decline to believe because they do, nor have ws been able to lind, either in tueir speeches or writings, anything which convinces us. It is no new thinir lor the monarc is of Kurope to entertain themsevea with tools and jugglers. It has been the custom tor some centuries ; happ'ly In former times more than at present. Tlia' tliuy continue to do so may be cause for regret. It cer tainly cannot be regarded as an evidence oi tho truth ol Spiritual istn. As to the freeing of tfce 20,00^,000 serfs of Russia and the great movements for religious liberty in Austria ami Italy being "brought about by the hated mediums,'' we have only to say, in the lan guage oi the Scotch verdict, "not proven." In relereuce to the investigations and exposures of mediums made by this committee we state that the manner In which they have beeu re ceived bv the more intelligent and thoughtful Spiritualists of Apollo Hall has t>eeu a sultlclcnt reward. We do not claim to be men ol science, nor was it necessary for the purpose of this In vestigation that we should be. We do claim to He able to detect fraud and expose trickery, and now repeat that every manifestation made by Slade, Mansfield and others in the presence of the mem-, bers of this committee were mere tricks, which we nave reproduced again and again in the pres ence ol and to the entire satlsiactlon ol more than a hundred ol the intelligent Spiritualists relerred to, as they will readily testily. Anil, further, we repeat that this have o lie red to l>r. Slade, and now offer to any medium, the sum of $500, to be devoted to any charitable object named l>.v him or her, ii ho or they will write or cause to be written, or induce a spirit to write one line or two words ou either a single or double slate lying upon a table, in the presence ol this committee, or any two members of it ? the slate not to be touched by the medium alter our tin il examination of it. And we lurther Offer the same sum ol #&oo. to be ap plied as slated, to any medium if lie or she will show or cause to be shown any manifestation or rnamlestations ol any character whatever, which they ascribe to the agency of spirits, which this committee cannot explain and fuily account tor by natural causes, we being at liberty to pursue our investigation in oar own manner. And herein, let us add, we leel quite as sale as does a certain gen tlenian who for a long time has had ou deposit In Pans a large sum of money which he otfers to any medium or clairvoyant who will describe it. As to Manstleld and his fourteen languages, again "not proven;'' and if it were it constitutes no evi dence oi Spirit agency. A smattering ol fourteen languages is nut a wonder. Very respectiully, yours, J. ft. TIF IT, (17 llioadway. For the Committee. \ Christian Minister Preaching on the Jewluli Law. To the Editor ok the Ukuald:? 1 desire to ask you or any other person capable of giving a rational answer concerning the ap parent Inconsistency which I oiten liear from pulpits. Attending service the third Sunday in Lent at St. John's church, Varlck street, I heard a remarkable sewnon for a Christian minis ter to deliver. It was based on a text Irom the Old Testament ami was undoubtedly a sound Jewish sermon, being an exposition of a text of unmiti gated Jewish law and an approval of the same. Why should a Christian minister preach on Hebrew law at ail except to show it to lie a dead letter through Jesus Christ t This preaching lroni texts irom the Old Testament except such as do not treat oi He ore w law is more than 1 can harmonize with the Christian doc trine. If the minister who preached the sermon in question can show the harmony netweeu it and the Christian expressions oi the I'rotestant Epl?c.o pai Church, which were, oi ONtN, observed on the occasion reierred to, 1 would request him to do me, as well its many others, that lavor. Mimste.s. Willi exceptions, of all Christian sects are addicted to this sort of unchristian preaching; yet, before and alter such preaching, otter prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord, in whom whosoever bo Ikveth "shall never die." Methodists und Itoman Catholics,,! believe, are not so prone to pruach such stud, Mil. suck to .lesus through thick and thin, as Is right and essential to eternal lite. According to my understanding, a man cannot i>e in religion a Jew ami a christian at the same time, and, in my opinion, Christ would more readily lorgivo a man who erred in ignorance? the genome Jew, lor ex ample? than lie would a professed Christian who advocated Jewish law, thereby ignoring Christ, who was seut to save us irom ttic law. "1 do not trust rate the grace of Cod; for If right eousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain."? Ualatlans, 11., 21. Al'UlToK. A Church for the Masses. To the Editor ov tuk Herald:? No doubt our ecclesiastical bodies understnn<V,their own business and know how to take carc of their own interests; but a large number of them, of late years, have seen tit to desert their ancient locali ties in the central and lower parts of the island lor others further up town, where, if there is greater wealth and lashiun, the population is of necessity comparatively thin. In tins effort to provide su perabundant i> lor the requirements oi the well-to do classes, however, it is possible that too little thought has been given to the religious needs of that great multitude who are pecuniarily unable to move up town and who are, at the same time, loo personally independent to intrude upou even the least oncusiveexclasivenesaoi our "club" churches. Oi lute there have been several movements on foot wltli a view to the correction oi this mistake, and among those w luck seem to promise good results is that oi the old Tabernacle liaptlst church, now oil Second avenue, near Tenth street. This body has decided, instead oi joining the uptown movement, to sell its present property, buy in a more central location, not much above Thirteenth S'reet, ii even as high up, .aid erect a new and spacious edifice, adapted to the modern conception of the Chuich as a social as well as religious lh-tuution. Tliey pro pose to accommodate aboot three thousand hearers, and to throw open their house to all who will come. As a beginning, moreover, they have called an eloquent and capable minister, the Rev. Way land Hoyt, late of Brooklyn, as their pastor, and already the rapid growth oi their Sunday congrega tions has encouraged them to transier their even ing service to Miuway Hall, where Mr. Hoyt will preach, lor the lirst time, on Sunday evening next. Hanging as a Christian Punishment. To the Editor of the Herald:? The receat excitement In regard to capital pnn Ishmcnt has induced inc to offer the fallowing lor publication, with the view of stimulating proper and immediate action upon this important sub ject:? The old Bibfe Tnlo'rms us that over three thousand years since It was decreed that the people should 1)? governed by laws which are now termed barbarous. They consisted in the death penalty for taking life, for adultery, man stealing, cursing or striking fattier or mothef aiid for pick ing ap sticks upou the Sabbath; they also rjtyuired stripe for stripe, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, burrfi .ng tor ournlng, Ac. In that less enlightened age of tire tfdrld they doubtless thought their laws haaune' they were, pronablv, well adapted to the condition of things in those days, but, as the light oi inspiration penetrated their minds, conditions became changed, the rclore that which had been considered humane became unrighteous; conse quently ttfy were all annulled, with the exception of that oi 'life for me," which remains in force throughout a large portlen ?i the world. It is now claimed by most oi those termed orthodox that It oetng a law we have no right to abeiish it; but with what propriety f The abolition of all the others plainly proclaims, as they were decreed under the same dispensation. Again, the Ureal Lawgiver, over eighteen hundred years ago, said to Bis disciples, "re have heard that It hath been said an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, but I say unto ?oa thai ye resist not evil; love your en< tnies, bless them that curse you, ami do good to them that hate yon." Although these words came from Ilim whom oi thoUoxy terms the righteous tiod, man and Saviour of the world, they trample upon his Just uml humane demands; for they claim that a compliance wits his aforesaid requirements, which would abolish the death penally, weuld lie destructive to the well-being of humanity. TUcr therefore cling to and sustain this cursed relic of ' antiquated law. notwlths'an ling the command of j Jesus to the contrary, aud the well known perni cious consequences o the law. They know tne purpose 01 the law is far Irora being accom lis da; as a rule it hcivcs only as a liberating Instrument. Now, as many 01 the advocates ol tins law nave recently aroused troui their death-penalty s umber, inigut it not be well lor them '-o enter tne highway 01 righteousness and i>etirion the Legislature to at>o Is ii this cruel Satanic law, which should be sanctioned by none but the non-progressive ? 'I housands are ready to alirn a pet tion for impris onment to substitute tae death penalty ? to annul the executive pardoning power, unless In case of Innocence. Doubtless such an act the Governor would gladly sustain. 1>. L. I). The Cabala of tlie Egyptians. To tiik Editok of tmk Herald:? At three several meetings of the section of Ar cheology, held in the University building In this city (March fl, 13, 20), Mr, George H. Fell exhibited mathematical drawing.* explanatory of the Cabala ol t lie Egyptians, and the canon the of proportion governing geometers, sculptors and architects in their works of art, mainly ontologlcal lu significa tion, aud serving as u guide to the priesthood unit ar tists, not oi Egypt alone, but also of Greece, Home, Tyre, Sicily, Ac., and all nations cultivating my thology, astronomy, sculpture and architecture. The first evening was given to architecture, sculp ture and mathematical science. This was made of so much interest to the hearers that Mr. Kelt was invited to devote a second evening to syniuoiis.ii, mythology and natural science. The Interest increasing, Mr. Felt was induced to give a third evening to Christian symbolism aud mathe matical evidence ol tne trutus ol Lil ? Ileal history deuvcl irom existing sculptured records in i.gypt. 'I lie section und invited auditors hud become so thoroughly convinced ol the Importance of the subject exhibited, illustrated, commented upon and explained by Mr. Felt that a unanimous reso lution was passed to recommend Its being placed beiore the convocation of bishops, now engaged in the revision of the .?script arcs, at Canterbury, Eng land. Tlie Genealogies of Our Sarlour> To Tnu Editor op tub IIkrald:? There have been several Inquiries in your paper lately respecting the two genealogies ol our Saviour given In the New Testament. 1 have waited, hoping some one better qualified would roplv, but as no one hus done so, I oiler the explanation given me by a late eminent divine and profound biblical scholar. The genealogy in Hi. Matthew is of Joseph, under whom as the husband of Mary, the mother ol our Lord, he was registered and taxed under the Roman luw, as of the house and lineage ol David. The goncology of Joseph is therefore pre fixed to tne account of this registry, and begins with Abruhum, the father of the laithiul. In the second genealogy, In St. Luke, Joseph's name is inserted instead ol Mary's; under the Jewish law, whereby If a man died leaving daughters only, tlio daughters were to marry uito their own tribe ami lamily, and tne husband, entering by marriage into the inueritance, was counted as son of tne dead man, continuing his lamily and heritage. Thus Joseph was tne sou under the law (son-ln law) ol llcil, the father of Mary, ills own lather's name being Jacob. Mary's genealogy Is therefore reckoned up to Adaui, to whom the promise was made that "the seed ol the woman should bruise the serpent's head." The two lines of descent di verge at David? Joseph being descended irom one sou, Solomon, and Mary from another son, Nathan. 1 hope this explanation may satisfy some per plexed minds. L. A. C. The Nrw Orphan Asylum, Brooklyn. Mr. William B. Grace lias contributed $200, to be applied to the furnishing or the new Asylum on \\ iiloughby avenue, Brooklyn. There are now 350 orphans awaiting admittance to the new Asylum as soon as the necessary articles oi furniture can be obtained. Donations ol' chairs aud solas have also been received. Foreign Religious Miscellany* The Japanese Minister who is to be accredited to the Italian Court will ateo be accredited to the Vatican. The London Society for the Propagation of the Gospel has appointed the Rev. Miles Greenwood, B. A., curate of I'adliiam, near Burnley, Lancashire, as a missionary to China. The Roman Catholic Ifishop of Agra, India, lately baptized and con Untied a Mohauimcdau, by name Motiamed Meer Khun, lie is described as being a grandson ol the late Nawab of Banda. lie received at tus baptism the name ol Joseph. TURKISH TOLERATION TOWARDS FRENCH CHRISTIANS. The sultan of Turkey has presented the ruins of the Christian church ut Abugosh, near JaUa, to the French government. CHURCH MISSIONS AND CONCERTS IN CHINA. The following Is an extract irom a letter Iruin the Rev. L. Maekay, of tne Church Mission in China, in London I am n ro m the northern part of Formosa, aud, without attempting u description this time, I will simply state ttiat I am 1U0 miles away Kom the missionaries m t he south, und through this whole regiou there Is not as yet a baptized member, save one I brought with mo from the south. This Isa dark, unbroken Held, where thousands and thousands are going down to ever lasting woe without hearing of the blessed name of Jesus, who came to seek and save the lost. CENSUS OF THE HOLT LAND. The last census ol Palestine shows a total Jewish population of l .>,-0;; souls. Ol these, s.ouo (more than halt) live in Jerusalem, about 4,ooo in Safet, 2,000 In Tiberias and 9,000 In Hebron. 'Ihe re mainder, about 400, are divided between Acco, JalTa, Halia, Hlchem and Shelr-Artiar. There are lourleen congregations in Jerusalem; the largest Is tlie Saphardtc, consisting of 3,600, from Spain: the cou?rregation ol the Mogremim (Morocco and Tunis) has i,ooo members. The Russian Jews have nine separate congregations, of which the Volnv nlans is the largest (4*J2 members), and the Sewalks the smallest (ion>. Austria, Hungary, Holland and Germany have three congregations, the tlrst two, 380 each; the latter two, one congre gation of seventy-four members. HOLY WRIT REVISION AMONG TOE HINDOOS. Tlie Indian Statesman (Lahore) of February 4 says it is gratifying to observe that the reformers of the Hindoo religion are investigating their own Shastras with the view of supporting their argu ments. There seems to bo a growing conviction that much extraneous matter lias been allowed to creep Into the holy records, or that the usual trans lations are in many cases incorrect, not improb ably made so by designing priests to obtain a told over ti simple-minded, superstitious people. I ho researches of men like Keshub Chunder Sen and Davananda Saraswa 1, must eventu illy be pro ductive oi g.>od ? the latter has been examining the ancient copies of the Vedas and the I'patilshada in the Asiatic Museum, Calcutta, it appears that he is not only opposed to idolatry anu caste, but is also a staunch advocate of the remarriage of widows and abolition of the, custom ot premature marriage. He is of opinion that the proper mar riageable age oi girls, according to tlie stuastras, is eighteen. A Roman Catholic monastery and convent are to be established at Utukilmand, British India, Ministerial Movements. METHODIST. Rev. J. P. Cook w rites to the New York Christian Advocate that as the opponents of President Thiers gain the ascendi ncy the old imperialist law against liberty -epppcars, and a stop is put to Christian evang ll/.atlon, and the present Minister of the !nt -rior of France has revived tho law against colportage, public lectures. Ac., which had become a dead letter under Napoleon. So that the authority of the government censors must now be had to distribute a slnglo tract or book, or to make a public address, religious or otherwise, to the people, and such printed articles to be dis tributed must have government stamps on them. Pastor Dardler, the missionary agent of tho Gene vese Evangelical Society, had been arretted lately In Lyons, Imprisoned and fined ?io (50f.), for cir culating tracts against drunkenness which had not the government stamp. Another Christian missionary had been arrested in Paris. And to increase the diniculty of Evangelism Mr. Cook adds that this government stamp cannot be obtained for any controversial or antl- Romish tract, and lately It has been relused to 175 Italian tracts printed In Florence and freely distributed in Rome I This veto has been laid also upon lectures (not religious) to workingmen and on an evening school In Nlmes. But Mr. Cook gives Illustrations of the progress of evungellcal Pro Jfstantistn in France despite these dlffl cui?i?\<, Thus, in a village on the shores of the Loire, 600 persons have abandoned Popery and buill A Protestant church. In other neighboring villages uiany ueads of families have sent for Protestant teacficrs, and entrusted their children to them, notwithstanding the opposition of the priests. In tho Department of the Lot 1,500 Catholics have attended a Protestant burial In order to have a chance of hearing the Gos pel. In the Jura crowds flock to hear tho evangelist, although tho priest stands In tho street to intimidate as many or his partsnloni rs as possible. The Home Missionary societj of France j last year recognized seventy-two auxiliaries, by whose means Monday schools have been opened, cottage meetings held, lectures delivered and thou sand of tracts distributed. A religious monthly published In trie south of Franee gives inioimatlon concerning the spread of the Gospel in thirteen different departments of the state, and revivals and conversions iu tho old Prot i estant sutluus are mote numerous l^au have boon known for ten years, and the prospect 01 a general revival throughout France is more hopeful. Rev. John Dickenson, who leaves the Methodist church In Twenty-seveut i street, at th.s session ol his Con ference. was on Tuesday last presented with a beautiful watch and chain and a historical volume interleaved with greenbacks. Rev. Mr. Astcn, who leaves Second street Methodist Episcopal church also at this time, has received a similar presont or a watch and about four hundred dollars in money. ROMAN CATHOLIC. Bologna has joined her prayers to those of the other cities of Italy in expiation or the blasphemies pronounced apainst our Lord by ce> tain hot heads in Rome. A iriavo w s solemnized in that beautl* lul old city not Ions since. On March 16 the good people of Mantua, North Italy, went In solemn pilgrimage to the shrine ol the Mailonna Uclle Grazie, situated a few miles beyond the city walls. Ilere the bishop met them, and after a very beautiful service bestowed the Papal benediction and many special Indulgences granted irom Rome. This pilgrimage was ior the intention of Ilts Holiness, and many thousands ol persons received communion at high mass. A great religious reaction is noticed even by the liberals all over. Italy Just at present. Last Sunday Cathode Ireland wis solommy dedicated by her b. shops and people to the Most sacred Heart of Jesus. Rev. J. Lancaster Spalding, D. I)., Is to lecture in the Academy of Music, Brooklyn, on Monday evening, on the "Church aud Progress." a deputation or Beigiau

Catholics I ft Brussels on March 1 for Koine. These pilgrims before entering Italy were to visit Geneva and Ferney, the place of exile ol Mgr. MermlUod. Many very eminent pel sons have joined them, so that all the great cities of Belgium .\re worthily represented. The annual election ior a Hoard ol Managers ol the Roman catholic orphau Asylums tool; place last Thursday evening, March 25, iu the male school room attached to the Cathedral, Jay street, Brooklyn. Bishop Lou':htln was elected President. On the evening of March 12 a great concourse ol people frequented the Church ol St. John oi l4i*erau (Koine, Italy), for the purpose of ascending the Scala Santa. The line ol carriages rcached irom that Basilica to the Porum, nearly two miles. A very imposing religious service took place recently in St. Peter's (Home). It was to ob tain Irom God the preservatlou or the religious orders, and was especially dedicated to the honor or their illustrious lounders. The Basilica was very crowded, and benediction was given by M?r. Howard, Archbishop or is'eoccsa rea, in partibus. The Holy Father assist ed, hidden in the great balrouy over looking the High Altar. A mo?t beautiful Re pository will be erected lor Holy Thursday, In the Church or the Holy Innocents, West Thirty-seventh street, near Broadway. A beautllul be, I, presented to Father McDonald lor h s new church, St. Ce cilia's, Brooklyn, was blessed by the Bishop last tiunday, The clergy of the Canton ol Bellies tad t. In Alsace, have addressed a letter to the Bishop of Strasbourg, whom fiey congratulate lor his boldness in signing the memorial of the Ger man bishops to the Prussiau Parliament. They declaro their sympathy with their persecuted brethren, aud add that they feel called upon to declare publicly that nothing shall prevent them Iroin remaining faithful to their Holy Mother, the Church ; to her divine constitution and the deci sions of the holy councils. In the presence of danger, they say they wl'l gather, if it were possi ble, more closely still, around their valiant bishop. BAPTIST. The Baptists in the town or Falrbnry, JefTerson county, Net)., have their church nearly completed. Rev. F. W. Hakemau, of Janesvllle, Wis., has been called to a Baptist church in Worcester, Mass. A wealthy Baptist layman of Indiana, Mr. M. L. Pierce, has donated $50, out) to establish an orphanage In Lafayette, to be under the control of the denomination at large. Mr. J. F. Chllds, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, calls the attention of Baptists throughout the country to one Thomas Turner, a ministerial impostor, who has been deceiving the good people of the West at a very generous rate. The Baptists of Pennsylvania Intend to hold a Stato Sunday School Convention In Lewisburg, on May 15. Rev. Dr. J. K. Kendrlck has consented to supply the pulpit or the Second Baptist chnrch In Richmond, Va., until Jutiencxt. The First Baptist church or Oswego, N. Y., has recently settled tho Rev. Harvey K. Travel" as pastor. Professor Hutch ing, lormerly Baruum's lightning calculator, is to preach In Glass Hull, Thirty-fourth street, near Third avenue, for four Sundays, beginning with to-day. Among the Zulus, in southeastern Africa, the gospel seems to have had remarkable success. There is u general Interest In the field. Girls come In irom the vicinity of the stations to be taught. At one station the Sabbath school numbers sixty or seventy pupils, and orderly and attentive congre gations listen to the word. Many read aud are willing to teach others. A large harvest seems In prospect. A new Baptist Churcn at Denver, Col., was dedicated on Sunday, March 23. Just now the city Is power luily moved by a revival under the labors of Rev. E. 1*. Hammond. Over two handred conversions have been reported. The Central Baptist church, oi Brooklyn, Rev. John Duncan. D.D., pastor, have Bold their property. A change of location Is contemnlated, giving greater promise or church progress. A liaplist church has Just been formed at Parkerville, Kan., with promising prosnects. We learn that the Lee ave nue church, or Brooklyn, lius been sold under a judgment for $3,000. This, with a mortgage of $25,000, makes the cost of the property $2h,odo. Members of the Central Baptist church, ol Brook lyn, K. D., are understood to be the purchasers. The Baptists of 'l>rre Haute are about to erect a new church for themselves. Encouraged by the great success attending the ministry of Rev. Wayland Hoyt the last three Sundays, and in fur therance of the object of the new enterprise, tho Sunday evening service of the Tabernacle congre gation will be transferred from this evening to Stelnway Hall, just vacated by Mr. Hepworth's congregation. The First and Plerrepont street Baptist churches, of Brooklyn, have united In a call to Rev. George c. Lorimer," D. D.. or Boston, to be their pastor. The two churches ure to oeoome one and occupy the Plerrepont street edlUce. EPISCOPALIAN, Dean Stanlev, of London, is accused of teaching atheism anonymously through the Pall Mall <ki zette. The Protestant Kplscopal Society for the in crease of the Ministry last year aided 161 students In their college or seminary course. This year they have 1^1 youug men under then- care, and the re ceipts to enable them to cany on their work for the last six months have been but $n,fioo. The Society is consequently in debt $22,000, and now appeals earnestly to the churches to make up this deficiency and add $8,ooo or 1 10,000 more to it. The Protestant Kplscopal Church papers are suggesting, if not urging, the multiplication of dioceses atter the fashion of '?primitive dioceses," which were generally very small, terrltoriiilly, and consisted usually ol the churches in a city or town and the few neighboring villages. The policy of the church in this country has been the other way: but the ten dency now Is towards smaller dioceses and more o( them, with their Episcopal heads. The Church of the Reformation which was organized in 1807, on the ?">?th anniversary ol Luther's Keformatlon, under the rectorship of the Kev. Abbott Brown, continuing under Ids pastorate until December, 1871, has now enlarged Its borders anil purchased the new church on Hfty-Reventh street, between Lexington and Foor h avenues. The first service In the new edifice was held on Sunday last, the Rev. U. T. Tracy, rector, the Rev. Abbot lirow n, the former rector and the Kev. .lohn Cot ton smith, D. D., conducting the services. A mission house and training school for devout women who desire to give all their time to the ser vice of <'lirlst in His Church, lias been in successful operation in Philadelphia for the last six years. Through its unostentatious and eitlcicnt acuon prejudices against such sisterhoods have been removed irom so many minds that now nearly all active christians consider the Memorial House and similar institutions as most important agencies to prepare the Church for its aggressive work. The foreign Committee and the Indian Commission depend on It to train women lor missions to the ncathen and to test their fitness for this department of the Church's work. In parochial missions to the great outlying masses of people who are living in neglect of their spiritual wellare the Bishop Potter Memorial House seems to be an equally Important agency. Most women need special training that they may systematically and efficiently Illustrate Christianity and enforce its precepts In the homes ol our work ing people. The anniversary of this institution was held yesterday, at which time the newly elected Bishop of Niobrara deliv ered an address especially bearing upon woman's work as missionaries among the Indians. A member of Orace ?church, New York, has given $2,000 to the Domestic Mission Commit tee to seed ami support two missionaries in California. This church is also completing Its arrangements lor establishing a house for training nurses, a freo reading room, chapel and other cliarltlcs In this city. CONORKOATIONA1-. Plymonth church, Minneapolis, Minn., have electvd tu;ee of thclj My members deaconesses. TJifc TeYin of <>mce Ts three years, and their duties are to care for the sick and poor, especially among the women, and to look after the spiritual Interests of the girls, the jvuiiS iijdM V1! Mis IS5La1^ memlteiT "of the cnurcn generally. The First Congregational church In Virginia has just been established in Huntington, w. Va. The Kev, C. 8. Walker, of Vale College, is the pastor. The Central and Ply mouth churches, In Philadelphia, have adopted the free scat system, with weekly otferlngs. Kev. E. A. Lawrence, 1). D., has resigned the pastorate of the Third church in Marbiehead, Mass., to take effect September 1. The Windsor avenue church, in Hart ford. Conn., has voted not to accept the resignation of Rev. F. H. Bulfutn. and after a needed rest ho will resume his labors there. Hev. Charles Van Norden, of the Washington street church, Ueverly, Mass., has accepted a unanimous call from the First church and parish of St. Albans, Vt. ; salary, ill, 500. Itev. D. P. Breed, of Michigan, goes to Japan as missionary of ifrt American Hoard. Kev. J. (i. Leavltt, ofOrono, Me., has been called to St. Stephen, N. B. Kev. Merrill Richardson, D. D., late of this city, rocs to Mllford, Mass. Dr. Richardson tells in the conyregationaUM the story of a church In Freehold, N. J., now 143 years old, wear ing still Its original covering of cedar shingles and receiving its light through the original window sashes, whose panes are six by eight Inches. A table, which was used by Bralr.ard In adminis tering the commuuton to the Indians, la In the church and th"re Is a blood stain on one or the pews, In which a wounded soldier was laid during the ba't'.j of Monmouth. The two Tentient*, Ullbert and William, tormerly preached here, and the desk was al*o vccuyled by Ueorge Whttefieiu. liov. ?? f* , Blake, who has been supplying the ceiv^!i ariilnii t'hurch in Lawrence, Pa., has re SSKSi 11 ,ca!' Cambria, N. V. Uev. Kobert urown, ol Miudleville, goes to itosseter, Canada. n? i * r* a . ?**bytibun. th? uinVn.i. *lrpr)en' who ',8fl been spending health ?u^n *8f*0, N* I>M t ,T u"' ????l ol his slowi*' ^U h/ ive UeI? about June J. coming very Mnri/i ^ sa>8 hiuiseVi in a note, by way of Kefa to New Vor^wi?' fol,ow,n8 t(le 'rost until lie kb'h to Heif York, wnen not a vi-sttoe or winter s?- , A new church, to be called the Second resbyterlan church la to bo built in Bound Brook Josonh M nP,.'fIoral ie,at,on betwen the itev. clHTh of'^Sn !, h"18 Second Presbyterian bvtf>r? aV.-i ??^ yn ha8 been dissolved by the i'res CafvarV PpaIk8/ Wft3 PlacetJ lu his hands from the tun!& i 1^"^vt?rhl" church at West New Briga on Tli u r'ada v p v?n . ^v.Wtt8 lD8"l"?<l pastor, churcnes in lnn?I? 0 two Presbyterian law for some tfm^0rna'Jeu?"' whlch ,lliVe bot 11 at have co-iie toirethi?r Property, lamb now lie down ??<r?n <a u l,on aM<1 t,lu a Presbyterian min?Hf ?p iF ? thP 8arao P?W9 ilU(' Curtis i us ?|| OmSEI?, rJ?2d8 tl,e,n- K- v. E. II. III. Rev. Henry P. Mmob n??Ui?, t0. 0ttJesburg, has been called tn .Ek t I'K'nrtown. Pa., the Kev. J. j. Smvth or E sr"ton churu"; nango conniy, pa., to' the p'*;a,ailtyHle, v? vacunt by the removal of Rev j V< ,oraJe? ma,|? at Wilmington, Del. Kev. fieo?? iant{ Hauint;r zr ? fesF?* o,\^"Ki Mccomb, who propose# to erert t.ii? Kn<i H t ime enoLgh from '/ec S duu^ae^sgaVt!)0^ fosSHasSfc s *Ssmss/s2s ?.? "as "T'xirsxp ArV? wir he new Prosbyterian church at ' Freehold; Annl ' in Thi ? doa,cate<1 on Thursday b,p?. &, Sonrh'At|h<i l:i,tl"!11 BvaiijreliBt of the Presbytery of o I ? ,"l!, removed to New Orleans to church at MorrlstoTn^'hai^aboUs'ifed uKw 5S? contrfbtftloQs! bu MISCELLANEOUS. The Evangelical Society of Geneva emninvu in bfimwlr int'Ity"0ve cofporteurs, some oi whom * ave f llf.te ?? siiccessiul. Between fort* and llity 1 rotes tan t churches in tlie South ol Franco aie now without pastors, and very /cw vounir men rhnr')irtI'a?"l,{ for the miiustrv iu the Reiorined S* P'Sxel&ss. sk, ? being no rabbi ft the^mc? t hatp'laci^'i-he'Je? tlcinan is praised for his circumsuectiiess in imiir a discourse -m '? Vop^ai^us and iiw ?''ork 'ftl"'011' bli th ol that uiosl daring Darwin ol Ins d iv e.vm.r ssr.sto b&8hay2s uL^ $ ^"Ss5K spent in elucidating .Mi."BriKha.rV,^s 'whi b?r.a v,'iy {ef --''The heavens d^Vare the uiory oTtJo ! ?and the jiimaineut sliowotn Ills handiwork. '' Mr l> L. Moody, a revivalist irom CiilcaJo h?9 iw,?n prencliing at New Orleans during tiie' nait two and a nnmbnr0"8 ,iave bee/ weU 'attended . numboi hnvc uroicsspd Uu? in0Irii .J 1,0 1{UV- Ncwi?an Hall appeals lor uid ?n>o hec ?a 01 llis ,,ew church in London 1 he site has been procured, ano 425 oi?o tow ini the buildings, which are to :t(l, district occupied by this church eVe^v ftrows poorer, uud for that reason nectfs snnh work us Mr. Newman is cluing more and mor<? ft-V, H.leHa aiul 1CHS able to support biS ihe institutions under the care ol this chui'i-h socie'tTand a 'visiting narM^Yihe^^g^he^ck K" socleUesreSAc .w"810','" "t"1"1"": ' *a 000 ai, diMtrlOotlnir v's jst -s ai ioiaca, Mexico, there is a Protestant cimirrn gallon oi 160 served by a Mr. Pus.-o ln gentleman, who lias long been lu 'the country ? 1 1 H.VeaiiS Spanish perfectly, on a recent Sabbath night a mob gathered about the church threw stones, Ac., and cried "Death to the Prof' estants." Tins continued at intervals uutn Wwi" k wsna Keener 'to the New Orleans Advocate. There ire not Sri?*? W*''r"kr',8f 1 h ^ We x i nfn s?t h e rnse ive s and not of missionary s >cietles irom without. Kev ll Mosser has tesigned his cnarge of the Reformed' church. In Paradise, I'a., and goes to Readimr pa a call fri'm ""If '' ?J,Cuf?ton. Ohio, has accepted ? call iroiu bt. j aul 8 liefornieii I'biirrh Lancaster, Pa. Rev. George W. Snyder D invm !' la., has accepted a call from the Second Reformed church 01 Harrisburg, Pa. Rev. J. m o ret her of Warr.n, Trumbull county, has accentull a^^ii Irom tiie charge composed of the KanUoloii Liniavilie and Hartville congregations in Stark county, Ohio. A informed uirorch lK0thV,n? l0UAWn'1,bu "eia 1,1 F"derick, Md.. on tho loth Inst. A missionary convention of tiie s-nn,* chnrch Is to be neld at Harrisburg en the 15th inst. Miss Smiley Is to preach in Park street church, Boston, on Past Day. Itev. Dr. K. ll ch i pin has returned from nts lecture tour in the West Rev. 11. rocks, late of Victoria, (Vnt has been appointed agent or the American" Bibb? I nion lor Indiana. The Fulton street nravnr meeting has received some singular requests imt probably seldom one more dimcSlt te grapple with than tins one last week:--Pray that ?ur was or ttVZZTV frou,us- ,Ie bas broken up our Uttlc band ami we are a scattered flock," ? PALM SUNDAY. The First Sunday of Holy Week? It* Signification and importance as a Festival? Ulesaliig and Dlatributlng the Palmar Origin of the Hymn Sang in the Proccsnlon. The Christian Church has wisely consccratod various parts of the year to the commemoration of those mysteries which are believed to lorm the objects of religious faith and the basis of religious hope. From the days of the Apostles the devout of every nation assemble to celebrate these solemni ties, without which Jesus Christ and the grand re sult of His life and labors would be easily forgotten. All that is to be seen and heard during the en suing week In the churchcs of this city will be both mysterious and Important on this account. The ceremonies will be peculiar, distinct ana different from those of other festivals, and will, therefore, require an Increased ap plication from tho religious, wltn redoubled assiduity and love. At this time baptism Is solemnly administered, sinners are reconciled, p riests are ordained, the Paschal communion is distributed and tile Church blesses and rene vs tlio materials that subserve to her great mysteries throughout the year, sue blesses the water that renders her fruitful, the incense which is to burn before lier altars, the oils that are destined to sanctify her sacred temples, anoint tier sick mem bers and consecrate her ministers into a holy and royal priesthood. Hence the most solemn and Im portant of religious seasons is ushered in to-day in the advent of PAI.W SfNDAY, the first day of Holy Week, judiciously set apart for the solemnization of the passion and resurrection of the saviour (iod. The Church commemorates Palm Sunday in honor of Christ's triumphant entry Into the city of Jerusalem In a humble garb, rid ing upon an ass, when a dense multitude met and welcomed the Lord, bearing In tnelr hands palm and olive branches as a testimony of their applause, at the same time crying out, "llosanna to the son of David I blessed is lie that comes In the name m our Lord." To this effect have the festival, the benediction W"1 the procession of palms been instituted, and this particular day appointed for its annual com memoration, In such a manner th?t It Is not only represented but in a certain mcasare renewed by the laltliful. But in hor ceremonies to-day the Church does not so much Intend to commemorate the past as to portend tho future, which Is the gi<>Tlov>3 QH'ry of the Redeemer and Ills elect Into heaven after The general Judgment. The Church blesses the palms itefore distributing them to the falthlnl, because she Is wont to conse crate by prayer aud blessing sacred things und such as are destined lor sacr?d purposes. In churches where the ceremonies are carried out fully a procession of officiating ecclesiastics is generally formed after the distribution of the palms, which are received kneeling, the receiver kissing the palms and the priest's hand. The procession represents Christ's entry into Jerusalem. The hymn. "C.lorla, l,aus et Honor," which Is sung when the procession reaches the door of the church Is commonly attributed to Ttieo dolphus, Abbot of Fleury, afterwards Hishop of Or leans, in tho ninth century, it Is said that he composed It at Angers, where he was Imprisoned as un accomplice In a conspiracy formed by the sons of the Kmperor Louis the Mild against their lather, and that he sung it while Louts was passing the prison assisting at the procession ol Palm Sun day. As It greatly pleased the Kmperor he ob tained his pardon, liberty and the favor of that. I'rlnco. Tho hymn Is preserved on account of its Hpproprlateness to the ceremonies of the day. In all tlio Catholic and most ol the Episcopal churches of this city to-day tne ceremonies and celebration of this groat festival will bo duly performed ao cording to the liturgy of each. The celebrations will fre especially Imposing in the churches of tne Paullsts, su frauds Xuvier aud UU Ann s bpisco pal uiurcu. NEW YORK EAST COMFJSREJfCB. Fourth Dajr'S Proceedings? Election ? Local Draroni? An Englishman Wkl Has Rot Got the Salt Water oat of Hici Rejected, and Another Who Has, Re ceived ? Educational- |p|c^titi Advo> catcd? MUcellaneonit Bualnca*. The Conference reassembled yesterday, and waa led in devotion by Rev. N. Meade, of Koxbury. Conn. Several notices were read, after which (he Secretary road a telegram from Philadelphia, ask ing tor the concurrence of this Conference witti the Philadelphia, Wilmington, New Jersey and othei Conferences in arrangements tor properly cele brating the centennial anniversary of the llrsl Methodist Conlerauce ever held In America, which met in Philadelphia In the Summer of 1778. A committee of three, consisting of Drs. Griswold, Koche and Woodruff, was appo.nted on this matter. Rev. A. U. Mead, 01 Mew Haven, had his year* collections? over $aoo? made out in checks to frie credit of the several counectlonal interests aud de posited in a private bank which failed a few day* thereafter, aud be desired to know what action the conference would take on it. A committee consist ing of Drs. Curry, Buckley and T. <?. Osborne wab appointed to investigate this matter also. Rev. W. R. Davis, transferred (torn the Baltimore Coaler enoe, was received. The examination of character of candidates for deacon's orders was continued, and the name ol William E. Tomkinson h ivlng been called, It was shown that he had not done any work In the dis trict since last Juno, when, alter cousultation with lllshop Simpson, and with his consent, Presiding Elder Osborne relieved him of duty, and not having any other place vacant, Brother Tomkinson has not done any ministerial duty. Dr. Scudder stated that Brother Tomkinson had applied to hun lor work, but ho ( Dr. Scudder) had had 110 authority to take a man off another district, nor did ha recognize TUB HIUnT OF A PRESIDING KLDliB to relieve auy brother Irom work In the ministry. He acted as supply for the Warren stroot church, Brooklyn, during the illness of its pustor, the late Brother Hadley. When Mr. Fietcher took charge 01 the Long Island South district Mr. Tomkinson was away, and he, therefore, could not say anything about lum. The brother had been a good preacaer j had passed an excellent examination before the committees, had been two years 01 trial iu Newark Conference and one year in this Confer ence, and his present position was not of his own seeking, und. in the language ol Uev. W. I*. Corbitt, he (Mr. Tomkinson) should not be made a scape goat to bear away the sins of others. Rev. Mr. Buckley explained the facts in the case, from which it appeared that a member of Fleet street church, Brooklyn, held an official position as class leader in Brother Tornkluson's charge In Flat bush, ana the young pastor in enloretng the Disc. p line insisted that this brother should cither h .Id his membership In the Flaibush church or give un his official position therein; and iu the contest wliicn arose the pastor, a comparative stranger, was worsted by the class leader, and to avoid more trouble the presidium elder relieved him as be lore stated. Dr. Curry demauded a ItULINO ON A POINT OP LAW an to the right 01 u presiding cider to relieve a man irora work to wliicli he had been appointed by tlie Conference without giving him other work. The Doctor denied the rlgut of either bishops or pre siding elders to do tins thing. Bishop Merrill ruled that the presiding elder In ordinary eases would not be Justiiled in doing so, but here were special and peculiar circumstances, and it was for the Oouiereuce to decide whether, In the language of the Discipline, Brother Tom kin son had travelled two years In the connection and was thereby entitled to deacon's orders. It. appeared, however, that the brother had been ordained a deacon two years ago, and hail he re mained In his station last ear he would now be entitled to elder's orders; but not having com piled with the disciplinary requirement he was simply continued on trial another year. When John Kipper's name was called it appeared that he. though not an ordained minister, mid per formed the marriage ceremony, and done other lifts recognized bv the law ol Connecticut legal lor a minister to do, but not allowed by the Discipline to unordained men. A ruling was asked rn this matter also, but was not given, it was in sists! by the presidlug elders and others that these brethren who occupy Important stations In country villages and towns should be ELECTEO TO LOCAL DEACONS' OUDER.-I at least, that they might not be compelled whetv ever a couple were to oc married to call in the aid 01 ministers 01 other denomiuatious. The brother's case was passed, as were those of the other can didates lor the diaconate, exc pt A. M. Sherman, over whom i lie Gonlerence had such a verbal tussle on Friday, lie was discontinued, at his own request. In other words, he was requested to withdraw to save hliuseil lroni being voted oat. ltev. A. S. Graves, Cualrioan 01 the Committee of Examination of the first year, moved that the committees be required to present the results oi their several examinations In each case in writing; either for record on the journal or to be filed away with conference documents, so tiiat they might have something to reier to when cases like those that have been before them come up. ltev. 0. L. Taylor, of the examiningcommitteeof the second year, moved that the committees have conditional power to require candidates to go over the same studies a second tune. But the motion was opposed by Drs. Woodruff, ftendder and others, chielly on the ground of danger in giving the com mittees such powers, ami thereby also Increasing the burdens of the candidates for admission into the ministry. The financial report of Syracuse University wag presented and ordered on tile, and Chancellor Wmcheli, of that institution, was invited to ad dress the Conference, which he did briefly on tne interests of the University. SrilACtSI I'NIVERSITY. The financial condition oi the University, as ap pears by the report, Is as lol.ows:? Subscriptions, Including Syracuse city bonds $'146,771 Keliute ou land and subscription i'io.ojo Real amount of subscription $Mi,i71 Amount collected on above 2G!),iM Received trom rent on University block 6,1.4 Total amount collected . . $275, lafi The expenditures a^prctcatc a like sum ($275, i&>r. The sums not collected and those invested In lanA and bonds aggregate f.iao, ?:?.?. Unproductive sub scriptions and real estate, $lOi),75u. The Kev. George P. Muins was elected to Elder's Orders and will be consecrated this evening in tit. James' M. E. Church, Harlem. Brethren Charles E. Miller, of ; Ephraim Watt, oi Round Hill, Conn. ; Krcd Bell of Seventeenth street, New York; John II. Battersby, of Sheet ahead Bay, U I. ; Ueorge Kllbur, of Moriches, L. 1.; William Brailenburg, oi East, New York; I.J. Lansing, of Southpark. Conn. ; James H. Ham. of Madison. Conn. ; l'erry Chandler and John s. Wilson, oi New Haven Mission, were elected to Local Deacon's Orders, and will be ordained this morning in Second Avenue M. E. church, corner of llwi h street. William F. Markwieke, ol Hanson place c:iurch, Brooklyn, was rejected because ho Is an English man ami has been here only ten weeks, and as Dr. Scuddcr remarked has not got the salt water out of himself yet. The discipline re quires that such candidates snail havo travel led at least two years on trial, and It has been cus tomary for the Methodist Episcopal Church In America to recognize the action ?i any branch of Methodism in any part of the world in the admis sion of brethren coming from thein. This brother has been five years a local preacher In England and a part of the time occupied an Important mission station. But contrary to tlio rules of the Society In such cases made and provided he married, and ter that reason was set aside oy the Celibate Mis sionary Society. He brought the very llldHKST TESTIMONIALS OP CONFERENCES and ministers with him, but he had not got tuc salt water otr him and so could not get in among the landsmen. He therefore withdrew his application. The case of John S. Wilson was tomewbat analo gous to the preceding, hut had this difference, tiiat Brother Wilsoa has been here a year, and, tilling a charge In .New Haven very acceptably, hence does not smell of the sea. A very weak opposition was manifested towards his admission, but he entered the open door. Bishop Andrews, who had been for some time In the house, took the chair, and introduced ltev. Brother Wilson, a missionary Just returned from India, and also Revs. Vander Wyck and solyea, of other denominational churches in H irlein. Rev. Jambs A. Dean, of this Conference, who, last Summer, was appointed to the East Tennessee Methodist University, was introduced, and briefly addressed the Conierence on the needs ol that Institution. He wants fi.fioo now to keep it trom suspending, and he has a promise oi an endowment fund of $300,000 from two wealthy southern gentle men here within the next two years, so that alter that time the institution will be placed on a per manent basis. REV. l>R. KEtP, MISSIONARY SECRETARY, formerly a member ol this Conference l <r some years, expressed his gratitude for tlie privilege of meeting once more with his brethren. He told them how hard it was for him to get a lucrj prcachcr's license on the very ground wliere tir wore assembled? then a mission? and Sow, afU^ ward, when he sought admission to the New York Conference on trial, the brethren did not think ho would ever uutlce a preacher or be good for much. But they let hits In, presum ing that In a year or two he woulu drop out. Ilia first appointment was to the Harlem Mission, but the people rebelled and would not have him, and he was sent to an mit-oi-the-wav place In Connec ticut. These remarks created souie merriment among those who know the Doctor's refutation uow. He is one of the ablest preachers in the Methodist Church in America, and any polpit in the land would be houorcd by in* ministrations. Soino routmo business was trausactud. oTtot 1 which the Coulercuco nUiouruud.

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