Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 4, 1873, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 4, 1873 Page 6
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RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. May 4?Third Sunday After Easter. SCHEDULE ? OF EXERCISES TO DAY. Herald Heligions Cor respondence. CHUftCH AND STATE IN MICHIGAN. Catholic Total Abstinence Union. A CHALLENGE TO SCIENCE. MOVEMENTS OF THE CLERGY. ffervicei To-Day. Rev. Dr. T. De Witt Talmage will preach la the Brooklyn Academy of Music at the usual hours moraine: and evening. At Trinity Baptist church Roy. Dr. Holme will preach morning and evening. The Rev. I)rs. Eadie and Caldewood, delegates from tUe United Presbyterian Church or Scotland to the General Assemblies la this country, have arrived, and will take part la the aaalversary ex ercises of the Jane street Ualted Presbyterian church, Monday evenlag, May 6. At the morning service In the Church of the Reformation Rev U. T. Tracy will preach. In the evenlag Rev. Dr. A. B. Carter will ofnetate. At the First place Methodist Episcopal church, Brooklyn, Rev. Robert 8. Huat, pastor, services mo ruing and evening (sacramental). Rev. H. D. Ganse preaches at Madison avenue Reformed church at eleven A. M. and four P. M. She Free Tabernacle of the Methodist Episcopal charch will be opened to-day with preaching by Bishop Janes In the morning and with addresses by other eloquent Methodist divines in the evening. Rev. Wayland Hoyt preaches in the Tabernacle Baptist church In the morning, and at Steluway Hall la the evening oa "Friendships." The congregation of St. Paul's Reformed church will worship morning and evening In the Harvard Rooms. Rev. Dr. Lansing will preach In the morn ing. Rev. Professor Roberts preaches morning and evening at St. Thomas' chapeu The Amerlcaa Female Guanilaa Society will hold their aaanal meeting In the Madison avenue He formed charch this evening. Addresses by Rev. Drs. Tyng, J. H. Vlnccnt and the pastor of the charch. Rev. Dr. Vincent will preach this morning in St. Luke's (Methodist Episcopal). Rev. Isaac Riley preaches morning and evening la Thli ty-fourth street Reformed church. "Counsels to Converts" and "Vices of Spring" will be Rev. R. S. MaoArthur's subjects, morning and evening, at Calvary Baptist church. Rev. Henry Powers will hold forth upon "Human Perfection" this morning at the Church of the Messiah. In the evening service of praise. At the Fifty-third street Baptist church Rev. Win. Peadletoa discourses upoa special subjects morn lag and evenlag. Grace chapel cougTegatloa will worship la Tam many Hall at eleven A. M. and four P. M. Rev. Dr. Gillette preaches in Plymouth Baptist church morning and evening. "America In Propheoy" will be elaborated on by BlBhop Snow, In the University, at three o'clock. At All saints' (Episcopal) Kev. W. N. Duunell preaches morning and evening. At Robinson Hall the Progressive Spiritualists will in future hold their services. Lyceum at ten A. M. to-day, conference at half-past two aud Bryan Graut on "Spirit Communion" at half-past seven P. M. Rev. W. C. Dawson preaches at the Church of Christ in the morning and evening. Rev, Milton 8. Terry will conduct the morning and evening services at Eighteenth street Metho dist Episcopal church. At Fourteenth street Presbyterian church Rev. Dr. Hastings will lecture to young people this evening. Morning and evening sen-ices at Lalght street Baptist Mission. Rev. Halsey W. Raapp preaches. Opening services of the New York City Mlssian at the Seamen's Exchange this evealag. Addresses by Drs. Thompson and Murray and llev. Mr. Mlngtns. At Presbyterian Memorial church Rev. Dr. Robin eon will officiate morning ami evening. The new pastor of the Sixth avenue Union Re formed church, Rev. W. B. Merrttt, will administer communion this morning and preach this evening. At St. Peter's, this evening, Rev. W. H. Cooke will advocate the Young Men's Association Charity fund. Rev. n. D. Northrop will preach, morning and evening, In the West Twenty-third street Presby terian church. Services in Christ church by Hev. Dr. Hugh Mil ler Thompson. At Uulon Hall, Jersey City. Dr. C. Stiles will hold Spiritualist services at three und eight 1'. m. At St. Ignatius' church Kev. Dr. Ewer will repeat bis first Easter seruion this evciuug. Services also at seven, nine and half-past ten A. M. Rev. George H. llepworth will preach on special subjects, morning ami cveuing, at the Church of the Disciples. "A Cheeriul Religion" will be the subject of Kev. W. T. Clark's discourse, tills morning, at liarlem Unity chapel. The rector of Authon Memorial church, Rev. R. Ileber Newton, preaches In tue morning, and in the alternoon there will be a fine choral service and a discourse upon -,The Creation'' by tho rector. Rev. J. M. Pullman will preach in the Church of Our Saviour at the usual hours. At St. John's chapel Rev. Mr. Atwlll will preach In the morning and Rev. Mr. Hitching* lu the evening. Bishop Armitage, of Wisconsin, will officiate this morning and eveuing at Calvary church. "The Ground ol Public Security'' will be Rev. J. M. At wood's subject, at Plimpton Building, at eleven A. M. The Jersey City Spiritualists and Free Thinkers will meet in the new lecture room. Franklin Hall, for the usual services. A. Higglus, Jr., lectures this evening. Sermons upon special subjects, morning and evening, at the Church of the New Jerusalem, bj liar. W. IIaydeii. The Cosmopolitan Conference will be addressed pj Mr. Bertbollet, this afternoon, on "The Conduct of l&e United States Government.'' Rer. ?r. E. O. Flagg preaches, morning and even ing, In Elgbtv-flfth street church. fterrlots in English at the Russian-Creek chapel at eleven A. M. Rev. P. L. Davles will preach in Beacon Baptist cliu^yli tt.tbu usual hours, morning and evening. Chfctfrfk And State lit Michigan?Failure of the Ecclesiastical Penal Bill?The lnbarjr Caie-Kelstluii of Civil and Religious Authorities? A few weeks since a correspondent of the Beiuld called attention to a bill that had passed the Senate of Michigan providing for the punish ment of ministers of rellgien for carrying out ecclesiastical discipline against church members who attempted to enforce civil rights by suing cbureh dignitaries. The measure was aimed at Catholic ministers, and its author seemed to have been inspired by a perusal of Bismarck's bill for the regulation and control of the clergy, which has Anally been adopted by the Upper House ef the mMiui Dicu Xftc Mic4ltt.au svltfae waa romjuk able as being the flrat of the kind ever proposed in an American Legislature Rlnoe the foundation of tho government. It progressed to Its passage in the Senate with Uttle or no opposition. The mo tlve for Introducing it was the alleged refusal of the Bishop of Detroit to administer communion to a Catholic layman who had uot fullilled the requirements laid down by the Church before tho sacrament could bo conscientiously re ceived. The House of Representatives allowed a week or two to piss before taking action on the bill, and In the meantime the views presented In the Herald were brought to the notice of mem bers. Tho pains and peualtles prescribed were very severe. Kccloniastlcal interference with the prosecution of units brought agatust ecclesiastical authority was to he punished by imprisonment in the State Prison Ave or ton years and by fine of $5,000 to $10,000, at the discretion of the Court. TI1B CASK OK BUNBtTUT. It was alleged that a man named Banbury ad vanced a considerable sum of money towards the erection of a church at Kalamazoo, which, not being paid, he made a claim ror the amount on the congregation. On investigation It was discovered that the money had never been used for the build ing, and that the parties who received It from Hun bury liad uo right tooontraot a debt for the church In any way. when Buubnry found that the bishop disclaimed all responsibility for the debt he commenced a suit in the civil courts against that eodeaiastio. Last Summer the Hishop visited Kalamazoo, and excluded Bunbury from oominnmon, because the latter had not confessed and had no right to recoive it. The canons and discipline of tne church left the Bishop no other course to pursue. He was bound to ob serve the law or beoome himself liable to censure. Banbury was not excommunicated, nor was such a proceeding contemplated. On this state 01 lucts the Legislature proposed to make the Bishop's action a lelony. VIEWS OP MIOniOAN LEGISLATORS. The bill was reported favorably to the House. During the debate It was asked, Is this religious liberty? Is it not In defiance of the Constitution f It is a dangerous power lor the State to claim and exercise. If power is given the State to control tho Church in one case, It must be given in all. There will be no limit. "The bill," said Mr. Cadis, "is the flrat attempt In the whole history of the country In which any State has tried to Interfere with the functions ot the Church. It Is incredible and Impossible that the Legislature will be gov erned by any hostility to Roman Catholicism In their disposition of the question." Another mem ber stated that T1IK QUAKERS AND THE METHODISTS have provisions In the rules of their Church govern ments by which members are not allowed to go to Uw with each other, and it never Beemed as if any body's rights were intrlnged upon by this princi ple ; yet this bill would, by Its enlorcoment. send the Church officer who exacted Church discipline into the company of thieves and murderers. In this case the operation of the Church law alone excludes Biinbury from the sacrament, and the Bishop had nothiug to do with it. As long as re ligious organizations do not interfere with out siders their position is impregnable. But tlicy have u right to make Just such rules as they like, and they may admit aud exclude just such persons as they see lit. Interference is useless and will be despised by the members themselves in whose be half it is made. It would be as sensible to compel TilK ADMINISTRATION OF SACRAMENTS UNDER A MANDAMUS. Supposing again, said Mr. Ripley, a church were to expel Its pastor and deprive him of his salary be cause of drunkenness; under this law he might claim his salary as a civil right and might regain his {test, go on in tho exercise of his duties and defy the authority of his church on the strength of the civil law. Other members contended that the law would bo useless, that the rule of the Metho dist Church was the same as that ot the Catholic and that liunbury knew very well what the rogu laiions of his Church were. Churches provide remedies within themselves, and there may be good reasons for prohibiting civil suits against ecclesiastical authorities?such as the prevention of outside scandal. Judge Shaw considered tho bill a presposterous one and NOT WORTH A DECENT DTRIAL. A vote was taken on a motion to summarily kill the measure, which was lost by a majority of two; but It was not au index of the feeling of the House, since some voted in the affirmative for the purpose 01 giving it another chance lor discussion on the third reading. Tuis, however, was the last of the bill, as the Legislature adjourned on the 26th nil. without taking any further action in the matter. The author of the measure, It Is understood, was Mr. Stuart, formerly a United States Senator from Michigan; the Introducer of It In the Senate, where It passed, resigned his seat before the adjourn ment. The homeopathists obtained a great victory during the session. It was enacted that two pro fessors ?i that faith shall be appointed to the medi cal department of the State University. The woman suffragists had a hearing, and ltnuor dealers arc not to serve hereafter on Juries in Michigan. The bill to repeal the law authorizing Romau Catholic Bishops to hold property in trust for church pur ?oses failed. Tne concluding exercises of the louse are thus describedRepresentative Gor don sang, accompanying himself on the organ, by unanimous request, Tom Moore's song, "Farewell; but whenever you welcome the heur,'' after which was a prayer by Representative Walker. The hymn, "My (iod! how endless is Thy love!" was eiing by all the members standing. The Legisla ture does uot meet agaiu till 1876. Convention of the Catholic Total Absti nence Union. To the Editor of the Herald:? In your Sunday's Herald I read an editorial on the Evangelical AlUauce?what It has dene and what it intends to do, Ac. I would wish to call your attention to a meeting which is to be held in this city In October next. Be so good as to give it a notice. I am sure you would be obliging many. On the 8tb day of that month the Catholic Total Abstinence Union of America meets In convention. Its object Is to spread among the people the great blessings of temperance. It there is one thing more than another that tends to better the condi tion of mankind it is the leading ot a temperate life. In this age of crime, nnd in this city where so much crime is committed, it behooves the lrlends of order and well regulated society to lend their influence to a cause which is calculated to do so much good. And knowing from long experience that the Mirald has over been a friend to good order?a frieud to anything that would legitimately beneflt mankind?1 am almost sure It will now, as ou former occasions, give a helping hand to a cause so good in every respect as the cause of total ab stluence Is. There will be men high In the Church who will take part in the proceedings of the con vention. There will alse be distinguished laymen in like manner, devising the be-t ways utul means whereby the cause may become a success. There is nothing in the way ol politics in it whatever. JOHN BKESLAKD. Thomas K. Beecher's Challenge to Science. TO TIIE EDITOR OF TltK MKRALD!? The Christian imion of April 23, under the head ing "Common Sense and Creeds," contained part of a creed constructed out of Professor Tjudall's lectures:? canno # I believe in square* Immovable. I believe that every nquare la bounded by four equal side*, forming four rltbt unjjlea. That two diagonals mav he drawn in every square. That the -idea are finite ami exact. Tti.it the diagonals are finite and exact That the aides ot a square being exactly mea?nr<<d and known the diagonal* cannot be If the diagonals be measured am! known the aide* cannot be. The sides an I diagonal* of one ami the ??mr square are ltu ommeiiMirable. aud yet every square has cxact aides and exact diagonals. Here is a point-blank shot at the rank incon sistency Of tDt "positive and exact science." No work but Theodore Faber s "matnrmatlcal and philosophical manifesto" explains the paradex and suts science rigbt on the subject of tbe sides and diagonals of squares. The longer the apostles of science deler to accept his newly discovered trath the longer science will suffer the disgrace of incon sistency. aud with it the just taunts of the apostles of ttieoloiry. If any mathematician be able to re fute the new truth, why don't he come out f And If none be able to refute it, why defer its public acceptance, whlcu would put an end to the dis grace of scieuce and vludieate mathematical Vuth ? PACIFICATOR. * French Compliment to a Jeinlt Priest. At St. Patrick s College, Melbourne, Australia, Count de Dollou has presented, on behalf or the Ambulance Committee of Parlt, whicn was estab lished daring the recent French war, a gold medal to the R?v. W. Kelip, K J., for distinguished ser vices rendered?particularly by his lecture at the Town Hail. Melbourne, on "France uudcr Louis XIV." Tile Saltan and the Roman Catholic Church. His Imperial Majesty the Sultan of Turkey has Bt-ut a donation of the amount of $3,?50, gold, to assist In the construction of a new Roman Catholic church at Scutari, In Albania. This generous gilt nas created a favorable impression among the Mirdites and other Catholic Albaniaus. Mlnlilerlal Movements and Changes. ROMAN CATHOLIC. Rev. F. Ralando, C. M.t late Superior of the Laza rlats in St, Louts, has been appointed Visitor of the Congregation of Missions In the United States, made vaeaut by the death of Rev/ P. Ileyden. The Empress of Russia has given Father Ludovic da Caaorla 3,000 francs towards the foundation of Ills almshouse at Massa, and lo.ooo to another priest at Sorreuto for an orphan asylum. Father Raphael liallerlni, a J., a distinguished contributor to the Civitta CaUolica, has been arrested at Milan, by orter of the Italian government and iu obedience published a very strong article on that potentate, which had mortally offended Urn. The death la announoed in Rome, April 8, of the Arch bishop of Edessa in , parttfnit, Mgr. G. Cardonl. He waa also Prealdent of the Pontifical Academy of Noble Ecclesiastics. A great pilgrimage took place recently from Bo logna to the nhrlue of the Madonna, at Cento, a suburb of that old city. Holy communion was given by the Bishop of Philadelphia in parti/wn to several thousand persons. From three In the morning un til seven In the evening a dense crowd filled the church an<l all the stre >ts leading to It. Monslgnor Ledochowskl, Archbishop of Posen, has ad dressed a circular to ttie Polish clergy relative to the important question 01 teaching the catechism In the Ueniian lunguage, In preference to the Polish, lu his diocese, uccordlng to the orders of Kaiser von Bismarck. The Archbishop resolutely de termines Unit the Polish language shall be employed lu r.U the Junior classes and the German In the senior. Several ecclesiastics 01 Posen have informed the authorities that they will obey Mouslgnor Ledo chowskl to the letter, and utterly discard the commands or the government. In consequence ot this determlnntion the priests In question will not be allowed to continue to give religious Instruction in tho puLlic schools. The practice of sermons at the early masses in the Catholic churches has been Introduced in the Paulist church of this city. It Is likely to be followed by other churches, Inasmuch as the religious press of the Church express the desire of the people for such Instruction. Rev. Father Bodtlsh lias led the way in this matter. The three emiuent preachers, Father De Jorlo. Cor noldl and Lombarduii?all of the Society of Jesus, In Koine?have been denounced before the tribunals for having made Bome political allusions in their sermons which they strenuously deny having made. A Roman corre spondent of the Catholic Hennrw writes that an army of masons are now at work on the famous Gesu Convent. The poor fathers are reduced to living in au out-of-the-way corner of the building, and the rest is being arranged for the reception or troops. So that this, the grandest monument of Jesuit patience, perseverance and liberality, Is doomed to undergo a change worthy ot the inspiration or the Goths and Vandals. A convent, college, museum and church, the Gesu, Is one of the most remarka ble edifices ever erected by the zeal of a religious order and in honor 01 God and learning. Archbishop McCloskey has, since April 22, administered the rite or confirmation In this city to 1,285 children of the Church. The consecration or Bishop Corrigan, of Newark, will take place to-day. Archbishop Bayley has come on to officiate on the Interesting occasion. About one hundred of the Catholic children who attended the public school at Bull's Ferry, N. J., have beeu withdrawn from the school by their parents because of the agitation of the Protestant Bible question. Tho sclieol numbers fiftv pupils now. The new Catholic seminary in Camden, N. J., wnicli has been lert In abeyance for some time. Is now to be pushed rapidly forward to completion. The late Father Macken, of Trenton, N. J., by his will, which lias just been admitted to probate, be queathed bis library to Seton liall College, (South Orange; $l,uoo to St. Charles Borromeo Theologi cal Seminary, of Philadelphia; $6,000 to the Oliurch of St. John the Baptist, of which he was pastor, for the erection of a schoolliouse for males; $5,ooo to the Roman Catholic Bishop of Newark, for a fund lor the assistance or poor bays, 1-KESIIYTEK1AN. Rev. J. R. Boyd was installed pastor of tho Pres byterian church at Lancaster, Ohio, on April 15. Rev. A. J. Reynolds has resigned Ills pastorate of the Presbyterian ehurch at Lithopolta, Ohio. Rev. J. K. Lockhart has, at the age or seventy-three years, finished his fortieth year of pastoral over sight ot the 1'resbyterian church at Russelville, Ohio. The congregation dedicated a new church April 27. Dr. Alexander Retd, ?( Philadelphia, has been called to tie South Presbyterian church of Brooklyn, but lias not yet signified his acceptauce. Rev. Dr. Scndder, ot Brooklyn, has received as surances which encourage tne belief that his pulpit will be supplied through the coming hot months bv Rev. Mr. McFayden, a Scotch clergyman of high repute, now settled in Kngland. The Sixth and Seventh churches ol Philadelphia have been united under the name or the "Tabernacle church." Rev. E. B. Raffensperger has closed his pastorate with the Westminster Presbyterian church in Cleveland, Ohio. The New Orleans Presbytery re ports 1,043 members and 3,0tM sabbath scholars, chiefly in the city churches. The ecclesiastical contributions amounted to ?07,000. There are twenty churches in the Presbytery. A general col lection is to be taken up throughout the Southern Presbyterian churches during the present month for foreign missions. Eight missionaries stand ready to go out during the Summer or Fail If suffi cient funds can be raised to encourage the Church to send them and to sustain them In the old or in new fields. The Mission Board wants especially to occupy Mexico and Japan. Rev. A. H. Barkley, pastor of Bethel and Crawfordvllle Presbyterian churches, Mississippi, has been appointed an evan gelist by his Presbytery and has consequently re signed his pastorate. Church and state questions whether a sabbath day spent in Central Park Is not more profitable than one spent in listening to Mr. Tannage's discourses. It lears that crowds (lock, not to worship Uod and read ills Gospel, but to see Tali wage and hear his way or puttlug the Gospel. The small Presbyterian church in fclddle town, Iowa, received fiity-one new members at its April communion. The Rev. Dr. J. Gleutworrh Butler concluded his labors as the pastor ol theijtfd First Presbyterian church, Brooklyn, ig.L>., on Sabbath last. Rev. William Alves, for merly pastor of the Calvin Presbyterian church or St. Johns', N. B., died recently of protracted consumption, at Otago, New Zealand, leaving a wife and six children, in a land ot com parative strangers, to deplore tneir sad bereave ment. Rev. W. H. McGlffert was installed pastor or the Second Presbyterian church in Parkersburg. W. Va., April 24. Rev. W. C. Falconer was Installed pastor of the First Presbyterian church in the same city on June 17. Rev. John E. Peters will be Installed pastor ef the Breckinridge Presbyterian church in Huntington, Ohio, the present terminus of the Ohio and Chesapeake Railroad. The Phila delphia Presbyterians are projecting a bethel for mariners at Port Richmond, near that city. Port Richmond 1s the main point or transit from land to sea u>r the carriage or the coal which comes dvwn the Reading road, and is hence thronged with the class which it is desired to reach by this Christian effort. Rev. James Boggs has the enterprise lu charge. The Madison avenue Presbyterian church, Rev. Mr. Conkiln pastor, are about to enlarge their edifice to accommodate the Increasing congrega tions. The death of Rev. 0. w. BurC, the minister in charge of the colored church at Vicksbarg, Miss., is aunounced. METHODIST. Bishop Pierce will dedicate the new Methodist church in barnesvillc, Ga., in June. l)r. Spangler, the Methodist pastor in charge of the church at Uniontown, N. J., while preaching to his congrega tion, a lew days since, was stricken with paralysis und is tu a critical condition. The statistics or the Providence Conference are:?Total numberof mem bers, 17,328?an Increase of 156; raised for mis sions, $11,953 75?a blight decrease. Kev. J. II. Mc carty, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church in Adrian, Mich., ha* been talked ot for a bishop of tne Methodist Kpiscopal Church in Canada. lie does not encourage the luea, but says:?"It is my conviction that the glorious men on the heme soli will do for Canada Methodism what strangers could not do.1' The new Memorial Methodist Kpiscopal church. White I'ialas, N. Y., will lie dedicated May 17 anu 18. ltishop Janes will officiate. Kev. Dr. William Hunter, of Pittsburg, dedicated a neat brlek ehurch structure at Cliiton, opposite Pomeroy, Ohio, on Kaster Sunday. Kev. \V. F. Hatfield was transferred at the recent conference session from N>-w York East Confer ence to the New York Conference, and stationed at the new Memorial church at White Plains. Kev. James Thompson, ?r tlie Canadian Wesleyan Conierence. died at Napanee April 19. Hon. and Kev. M. J. Kramer, i;. s. Min ister to Denmark, Is now on leave of absence visiting this country and his family, who reside in Covington, Ky. Chancellor Wlueheil, or Syracuse University, occupied the pulpit of the Metho dist Episcopal church at Hempstead last Sab bath, and gave the people a lay sermon on the "Harmony between Science and Genesis." The discourse is spoken of as an effectual antidote to the teachings of Darwin, Huxley, Ac. Trinity Me thodist Episcopal church, Thirty-fourth street, is to be opened to-day as a free Tabernacle, under the auspices of the City Missionary society, bish ops Janes and Haven are to officiate. The lecture room of the new Central Methodist Epis copal church, Yonkera, .V. Y., F. s. Bar num pastor, was dedicated on Sunday. The Canadian Methodists are raisins an en dowment fund of S4o,ooo for Albert College. Tne Southern bishops are to meet in Nashville May 7, the Board of Missions in the same place May 8, and the Hook Committee May 6. Bishop Doggett has left Rich mond, Va., on a three months' visitation to the conferences tn the Southwest. A private con ference was held at the Warren street Methodist Episcopal church, Brooklyn, on Tuesday nignt. to see what could be done to remove the opposition of the official Board to the action of the Bishop. Quite a number of churches were represented. A large comiulttoe was appointed to take the whole ?Ubject Into coqtfderfttloo, The drift of the meet I in? '*>6meu to he teat trie Warren street people j should receive Mr. sandera. "Rebellion was wrong and good Methodists ought to obey their bishops." Kev. Willis Nazarey, of the Methodist I Kpiscopal Church In this country, will go to British i Guiana early in 1R73, to establish a mission. Rev. Daniel Steele, 1?. D., of the New England Confer 1 ence, has been elected President of the "General Literary College" of the itoston University, bishop Haven adtreased the Boston preachers' meeting last Monday, giving an account of his trip to Mexico. BAPTIST. The Five Points Colored Mission have elected Kev. C. H. Malcolm, D. D., President, and Rev. (>. II. Ball, I). D., Vice President. William Louis lie Phillips is its missionary. Kev. J. c. Crlmmell, pastor of the First German church in Ituffalo, is tw leave that place and come to Brooklyn about the 1st of Julv. A movement is on foot to establish a Baptist church In San Antonio. The enterprising Baptists of the State are orcctiug there a house of worship and a parsonage. Kev. 0. T. Lamb has re moved from Salem to Unionvllle, Ohio, Iniving ac cepted a ?'all aa pas'or of the Baptist church at the latter place. Rev, H. I. Parker has resigned his pastorate at Austin, Minu., to take charge of tho Baptist church at visaiia, Cal. Rev. J. D. Pulton, of Boston, ha* accepted the Invi tation of the Brooklyn Hanson place church to be j.uui? w, tuo jmm 9{ vw xgiigeHij tbcbvcu wj me ncT. nsyiftQQ Hoyii now or? cn0 Tabernacle church tn Second avenue, New York. The Evanston, Ind., Baptist* are about to build a church to oost over $20,000. The Baptist Society In Cllntoa, Mass., hare Increased the salary of their pastor, Rev. 0. M. Bowers. Irom $1,200 to $1,000. The BaptUta of Ver niout have already raised nearly $100,000 of the $125 000 required for founding the Vermont Academy, it is to be located at Saxon's River. The union oontemplated between the First and the pterrepout street chuiclies was happily consum mated ou Monday evening, April 2L The new or ganization l? to be known as the First Baptist church ol Pierrepont street. No answer has jet been received lrorn Dr. Lorlmer to the call they liave given him. The Oetliseiuaue Baptiat church, Br< oklya, flnda Itself straitened for room ana la about to pull down and rebuild on an enlarged basin. Hev. J. B. Smith, ol Geneva, N. V., returned to this citv on Monday last by the steamer City 01 Paris, u'rter nearly a year's absence In Europe and the Holy Land. Rev. A. Martin lias taken the pastorate of the First Baptist church of Cole?vllle, N. Y. Rev. George K. Hunter, pastor ol the Baptist church. Perth Amboy, N, J., has been appointed a missionary of the American Baptist Missionary Union. Rev. Thornta Todd has resigned his pastoral charge at backvllle, and accepted a unanimous call from the Church at Sussex Vale, New Brunswick. Rev. 0. w. Jinks, of Howell, Mich., has gone to Brighton,

same State. Rev. John Dunham has become pastor of the Baptist church at yulncy, Mien. A new Baptist church will be dedicated in St. Clair, Mich., next Sunday. Rev. A. F. Nilea haa roslgnw his charge at Lebanon. Rev. R. C. K.ee'? has gone irom Corinth to Dlx, 111. Rev. J. N. Hill has gone from Macomb to South Dover, 11L; Rev. J. O. Roouey from Cooper's Plains to Chemung, N. Y.; Rev. 8. Sampson, of Parksville to Shokan, N. Y. Rev. George W. Wentworth, now of the Onion school, Middlefleld, accepts the call of the church at Seward, N. Y. In the lallure of the Atlantic Bank about $10,000 of the Baptist Home Mission Society funds are put In peril, if not altogether lost. ?P1SCOPAX1AN. The Rev. H. 0. H. Dudley having been appointed missionary in the Northwest by the American Church Missionary Society has removed to Detroit, Becker county, Minn., from Xenla, Ohio. The reading desks and communion table at St. Ann's Church, Brooklyn, Long Island. Rev. Dr. Schenck, pastor, were draped In mourning ou Sunday last In respect to the memory ol Mrs. Cutler, wile of the Rev. Dr. Cutler, wh? was for many years the rector of the church. A new Episcopal church will be Immediately erected at Shelter Island, L. 1. Rev. Mr. Flltchtner has accepted a call to the rectorship of St. Barnabas church. Newark, N. J. Rev. O. llutton, D. 1)., has accepted the rectorship of Mount Calvary c hurch, Howard county, Md. Rev. C. E. Fessenden, of Pennsylvania, has accepted a call to the rectorship of old St James'church, near Stanton, Del. On Easter Sunday the offer ings of St. John's church, St. Louis, Mo., amounted to $38,ooo. A short time ago the mem bers of Christ church, in the Barne city, contributed ior church purposes $60,000. Rev. William S. Coffee Is rector of the Episcopal church of St. Paul, in East Chester. He Is a strict constructionist, and holds that no other preacher can ceine within the bounds of his parish without his consent. But Trinity church, Mount Vernon, was erected, and has maintained a stormy exist ence for ten years. A quarrel has been kept up between the two societies, and appealB have been made to ecclesiastical and civil luw, keeping the congregations in a very excited stato and bringing great discredit on the Church. Last week the ad herents of Rev. Mr. coffee, by a little finesse, ob tained the keys from the sexton, locked up the rival edifice and turned the rector and congregation out in the cold. This action has waked up the people in Westchester county, ana there is a general in terest expressed to see what the next meve will be. CONUKECUTIOKAL. Mr. liartlett, of Cesarea, a missionary of the American Board, writes or an interesting move ment among the Greeks of Wiat vicinity"A new bishop has recently been appointed for this district, and, as his bishopric ranks next to that of Con stantinople, the new bishop has felt called upon to rescue all who have been led astray by Protestant teaching. The result is much discussion and an awakening to spiritual truth. In Talas, a tewn of lo.uoo Inhabitants, a few miles from Cesarea, there were four yearB since but three Protestant brethren. Now eleven have uuited with the Cesarean church, nine of them being Greeks, and a congregation of 100 gathers there each Sunday. There has also been some persecution suffered, which seems only to strengthen the lalth of those suffer ing." The proposition of the trustees of the Con gregational Union to erect a building for Its use In New York will doubtless be heartily received by the churches In this vicinity, whose interests it would greatly enhance. The denomination Is stretching out its borders around this centre, and a Congre gational house, like the one just put up In Boston, would be a pivotal point of strength and encourage ment to all Its membership. The plan considered bv the trustees Is to raise $250,000 In the next five years for such a building. There are In New Eng land 328 Congregational churches without pastors and 442 Congregational ministers without pastoral work. The Second Congregational church, of Detroit, are building a $45,000 edifice, which they expect to occupy about December 1. The fifth tri ennial Convention of Congregational churches of the interior and Northwest, representing about one thousand societies, met at Chicago, April 22. A paper was read In regard to the wants of their theological seminary, urging a iurther endowment to the seminary. Not less than $230,000 are re quired. The present value ol endowment or all kinds is $370,000. MISOKI.LANBOCS. Rev. R. K. Hargrove expects to retire from the Presidency of the Tennessee Female College after the present session. Tne Reformed Dutch Church Classls of this city are raising a lnnd of $24,000 to purchase a dwelling house somewhere near Four teenth street, west side, which cat be converted into a chapel and mission house ror the use of the large number ol Hollanders who are constantly arriving here. Rev. Mr. Bechtold has already secured $4,ooo of this amount, and wealthy Dutch men are Invited to open their purses and help on this worthy enterprise. The uovernor of Hang Chau, having discovered that the daughters of wealthv citizens were led Into sin by nuns or the Buddhist faith in that city, determined to put a stop to the evil, and announced his intention to the Governor of the province of Che Kiaug. The re sult has been that the Buddhist nunneries through out the province are to be suppressed. The younger nuus are to be expelled, and no yeung girls taken hereafter to be trained as nuns. Older nuns, left homeless, may remain, but their worship Is to cease, and the buildings hitherto occupied by the nuns are to be opened to beggars and cripples. The treasury of the Foreign Mission Board or the Reformed Dutch Church of this city was In debt February 1, $33,600. This has been removed since, save $3,000, which Is now called for before May 6, sit that th6 new ecclesiastical year may begin with a clean record. The Reformed Dutch Church in America numbered In 1872churches; 491; mlulstein, 500; families, 41,336; com municants, 04,214; Sabbath school scholars, 68,758; contributions for benevolent purposes, $357 216; for congregational uses, $l,0t>0,492. The denomination supports 12 foreigu mis slons in China, India and Japan, and 10 mis sionerles, with 18 assistants. At these and the out-statlons there are 25 churches, with 4,$i4 worshippers and 1,220 communicants. The benevolent contributions amounted to $1,039 rrmn the native chuiclies last year. India is the most important field 01 the denomination's efforts, with China next. The British Evangelical Alliance held its annual conlerence last week in Brighton, The General Conference In New York In Oc tober was one or the topics of discussion. Miss Annie Balrd, or Harlingen, N. J., leaves early in May as a missionary of the Reformed Dutch Church, for Japan. She goes In company with Pro lessor Murray and family, of Rutgers College. The fidelity of the Jew to the faith of his fathers was perhaps never more strlkinglv demonstrated than by the last report 01 the society for their con version, in Philadelphia. Its local missionary states that during the past year he made 334 visits, officiated on 204 occaslens, preached 7? times, dls trtbuted 22,000 pages of tracts at a large expense, and yet he cannot rejoice In the conversion of a siugle Israelite to Christianity. On Sunday, March 2. the first anniversary of the native Christian dliurch tn Japan was celebrated in \okohama. About one hundred and twenty persons, of whom one hundred wero natives, attended. All the members present partook of the communion. The Soeiety of Inquiry of the Theological Seminary at New Brunswick, N. J., will hold its anniversary on May 6, ami be addressed by the Rev. Dr. Tai ntage. returned missionary irom China. Rev. Austin Henry was recently ordained and installed nastor of tne Kinnlckklnnick Reformed church. Rev Dr. Gottheil, of Manchester, England, will occupy the pulpit of the Temple Emmanuel to-day as English preachet. The Jewish school of the prophets, Malmonldes College, at Philadelphia, It is stated, will soon suspend Its sessions, so few voting men choose the ministry. On Sunday last the Rev. George swain, after a pastorate of nearly five years, preached his farewell sermon at the Re formed church of Marlboro, N. J., familiarly knewn as the "Brick Church.'' He Is to take charge of the fiates avenue Presbyterian church, ol Brooklyn. The Israelites or this city are preparing for a groat fair here In November ror the Mount Stnal Hos pital. TEMPLE EMANUEL. An English Rabbi's Trial Sermon Before American Iararlltea? Progrea* of the He form Movement?Ita Value to Judaism. I Yesterday morning a fair congregat ion, consider ing the unpropltlons weather, gathered in the Temple Emanuel, on Kirth avenue, to listen to Itev. Dr. Gotthell, or Manchester, England, who has re ceived a conditional call from this congregation. The Doctor la a man ot middle size, and of an open, intellectual countenance. Though not an English man born, lie ha* been about fourteen years preaching In England. He appears to be about thirty-six years of age. lie speaks English with a strong lorelgn accent, and.with a stiffness and de liberation not often met with in foreigners who havo lived bo long In the country, and seldom or never observed In native speakers. The Doctor arrived here a few days ago. and Appeared to be suffering from a eold yesterday. He also preached at a disadvantage, not knowing bis congregation nor the line of thoagnt that might be apqep^iQ tq UiOSil tyU tifi tUoiUJU bo mUlU atrtke a aympathetie ohqrd In their breasts by the old Mory of Judatam and the progress and pur poses of the reform movement. The Tdmple Kma nuel, he said, bad a reputation on the other aide of the water, and was engaged in THH BKVOKM MOVEMENT, In which both they and he believed, and which the Lord had so greatly blessed. The Doctor referred to the strange faoea upon which he looked and the great distance thai separated lum from the con gregation to whom he has ministered for so many years, but he believed the Tempie congregation would meet him on the common ground of Juda ?"Q(*al'm, he said, has seen u new spring, and the old tree that stretches its root into his tory is blooming again and putting forth new flowers and bearing new fruits. lie called attention to a. few pointB in the progress and development of the reform movement !u Ju diasm. Hie changes in this ancient roligiou, he suid, are the result of the combined labors of both ministers ami congregations. The former pre pared the way for the advance and drew from the arsenals ol truth the weapons which should clear the way lor the progress of the new movement. Among the leaders in this movement Dr. Gotthell named the venerable and beloved pastor of the Temple congregation; the Kev. Dr. Ad.er, also Itev. Dra. Mendelsohn, Friedlauder, JaoobBohn, Ac., men who broke ground as It were In the wilder ness aud were ttie pioneers of reform tn Judiasra. This movement had its birth in the hearts or the people. It grew out ol their wants and It la their owu reformation and has their life iu It. it there tore reiusi's to be cast Into the rntuld of uni formity. Hence it brings out another important feature, namely? THB DIVKHSrrr OP JUDAISM. The Doctor refuted the oharge of destructlveness, so often urged against the reiormers, and remarked that while every man did that which was right in his own eyes In one sense he diu right also in the eyes of others. There are times when men exhibit the highest patriotism by obeying laws which are in themselves unjust and tyrannous; but tn our relations to our Father in heaven we must allow reason to control our actions. So long as the coil trolling faith of Israel Is In the world, so long as the prophets and poets of Israel are read aud sung In the earth and are loved by mankind, there is no great fear of excess In tlus movement. A third point which the Doctor relerred to as brought out more prominently by the reform move ment Is the community of Interest which binds Israel together In one bond of love. This Is evidenced by the prompt aid which has been aud is famished to sufferers by the famine in Persia, by the persecutions in Kussla and in Koumauia, and to coreligionists emigrating iroin Europe to the hospitable shores of America and in which the Hebrew benevolent Society and other institutions of the kind take such lively Interest. Should the emigrant knock at the Mount Sinai Hospital Its doors of mercy would open to him and he would get assurances of life. These are illustra tions of THB UNITY IN DIVERSITY OF I9BAEL. And In these things his orthodox brethren acknowledge themselves and the reiormers as one. But the reform movement does not claim finality and a new orthodox creed as its result. Re formers may break down the brazen walls, as the liberators of history have done, only that they might the more easily become the tyrants of history. They (the political reformers) did this because they formulated their own creeds, and the only question they had to settle was to whom they should ultimately submit; which, in other words, meant who had the most brute force. Hence an infallible Pope becomes pitted against an infallible King. But not so In the reform of Judaism. This danger has been avoided altogether, and the reiormers have steered clear of all such. No man among them has pretended to settle all questions for Israelites. Some things have been eliminated which the progress of the race and of Intelligence demanded. The past was studied with relerence to the present, the present is leit to the living and the future belongs to coming genera tions. The reformers could not serve God accord lug to their own conscience did they not disturb the existing forms. They, therefore, reserve the same rights to those who may come alter them. Boundless are THE POSSIBILITIES OP JUDAISM, and boundless also are the liberties *f those who shall come after the present generations. It is our hope and ambition, the Doctor said, that the re ligion of our fathers may rise and ahed Its light at every step to warn us of danger, and to be to us in our days ol brightness what it was to our fathers In the days of darkness, and lead to the God and Father or us all. Dr. Gotthell will preach In German next Wednes day evening and again In English on Saturday morning, and after those sermons the congrega tion will have a meeting to decide by vote whether they will make a permanent arrangement with the Doctor or not. THE HOLT PLACES. The Latest Difficulty In Palestine?Con* fllcting Claims ot the Latins and Greeks?'The Holy Sepulchre and the Church of the Nativity?Belligerent Work on Sacred Ground. The old quarrel respecting the rights or the Latin and Greek monks at the Holy Places has been once more revived, and though a final settlement may be reached there is little hope that such a result will be accomplished. The memories associated with the Holy Places are full of solemn interest for every religious mind, and, notwithstanding the efforts or the Turkish government to preserve peace on what should be a common meeting ground lor all Christians, angry controversies are constantly arising and not un frequently sanguine conflicts. These difficulties nave been, too, turned Into causes or rupture be tween nations, and have led in our own day to a long and bloody war. CH0RCI1 or THB HOLY SEPULCHRE. The Holy Places, strictly described, are a group of sacred spots in Palestine, of which the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem, Is the centre. They are s?pp?sed to comprise the sites of the chief events of our Lord's birth, passion, death and burial; and the Garden of Uethsemane, the Last Supper room, the stable in which Christ was born, the Church of the Ascension, and the tomb of the Virgin. The Church or the Sepulchre stands within the modern city, in the Latin quarter. Under the great dome is the Sepulchre, whleh Is of oblong lorm. it is surmounted by a rich ceiling, decorated with gold, silver and precious marble. A circular hall surrounds the place beneath the dome, wltn which are connected oratories for Svrlans, Copts and Maroultes. In the body of the church are separate places of wor ship for the Latin, Greek aud Armenian Christians. Opposite the entrance is the Stone of Unction, which is shown as the stone on which our Lord's body was annolnted before en tombment: ami above is an elevation, approached by steps, the traditional Mount Calvary, on which now stands a rich dome-shaped building, floored with splendid maible, in tne crypt of which is the cavity supposed to have been tormed by the erec tion of the cross. Numberless pilgrims irom all parts of the world are constantly visiting Jerusa lem to do homage at these sacred spots. The Otto man authorities inalutain the establishments, but the French and Russian governments exercise an exceptional control respectively over the Latin aud Greek churches and convents. THE TROl'BLB AT HETHI.EIIEM. Bethlehem, the place of Christ's and King David's blrt.h, where the latest counict has takeu place, is wholly populated by Latins, Greeks and Armenians. Surrounding are the familiar scenes so frequently mentioned in the Bible. The Catholic monaster}-, the only public building of any importance, en closes the cave which is the aliened place of our Lady's nativity. The convent re sembles a rortress, and was built by the Empress Helena over fifteen centuries ago; it was destroyed by the Turks In lite, and, it is supposed, was restored by the Crusaders. Within it is the Church of the Nativity, which, like and in connec tion with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at Jeru salem, is subdivided among Latins, Greeks and Armenians. Bach community has a separate portion 01 the edillce lor devotional purposes. The church is In the form of a cross. The nave, by lar the finest portion of the btiildlng, is supported by forty-eight Corinthian coiumns of solid granite. The other portions are walled up. The part which forms the head of the cross and on the threshold is a sculptured mar ble star, which, it Is alleged, covers the central point of the earth. There a long, Intricate passage descends to the crypt, below which, it is also said, the Blessed Virgin was delivered. The manger stands in a low recesa cat is the rock a few leet from this star. THE CRIMEAN WAR. The last serious dispute about the Holy Tlaces oc curred in 1850. It was in itself insignificant, but it turned out to be one of the principal causes that led to the Crimean war. The various sects, par ticularly the Latins and Greeks, have lx*en, as Inti mated before, tor ages involved in quarrels regard lug their possession, and the Turkish government has been applied to as an arbiter by both sides. These quarrels assumed a political aspect from the interference of Russia on behalf ol the monks of the Greek Church and of France ou behalf <>t the Catholics. Concessions were made to the latter in 1852 by the Sultan, which would have satisfied the French government; but within a month after wards a decree was published by the Porte In far vor of the Greeks, allowing them several privileges which were entirely inconsistent with the terms which had already been granted the rat holies. Notwithstanding these complaints a peaceful ar rangement was on the point of tieing effected when the Russian government interfered and made the question a cause of rupture with Turkey. Prince MenschikotT was sent to Constantinople to effect a settlement, but his demand* soon ex tended much further, and affected the condition of all Chrlstrlan subjects or the Nnltan, so as to plaoc them virtually under Russian Instead of Turkish rule. The demands were refused by the Porto, and. In consequence, a Russian army seized the Danubian Principalities. The result of the war was highly beneficial to tho Christian inhabitants of Turkey, but It left the question af the Holy Places in the a*n?* nn?ati?f<uttory position as QfiflKfc NEWARK'S NEW PRELATE Consecration of "Dishop Corrigan To-Day; A Great Day for New Jersey Catholicity?Tha Services in St. Patrick's Cathedral Brief Sketch of the History of the Diocese. To-day, la St. Patrick's Cathedral, Newark, ma terials will be furnished lor writing the brightest page In the Iiintory of Catholicity in New Jersey, being the consecration of BHhop elect M. A. Oor rigan, the Pope's choice ad a successor to Bishop Bayley, now Archbishop of Baltimore. There are many reasons why the grand and impressive cere mony to-day should he sot down fl.i furnishing the brightest of diocesan historic pnges. Besides the ceremony itself, which promises to be conducted on a scale of ecclesiastical solemnity, iinprcssiveuoaa and grandeur such as is seldom witnessed out side of Rome, and very rarely in countries not Catholic in religion, 1b the lact that it la the first oonsecration of a bishop ever witnessed In New Jersey, and will therefore be an epoch. Another fact tending to heighten the character of the occasion will be the evidence that a prophet will be honored, and that highly, In his own country, even in his own house; for let it be borne In mind that Dr. Corrigan was born and primarily educated In the city ofNewark, which to-day will gather archbishops, bishops and priests by the score and citlaens of all classes and conditions by thousands to witness the great honor conferred on one so young, bnt yet so worthy. Just here it is proper for the IIkbald of to-day to correct the IIeiuld of a week ago. It was an error to set down Savannah as having the youngest Catholic bishop In America. Bishop Gross was born L83", in Baltimore, where he vii consecrated last Sunday. Bishop Corrigan was born In 1839, In Newark, where he will be conse crated this Sunday. TU-UAI'O I'KUUKHnnS. Ever since the announcement In the Herald ot Dr. Corrigan's appointment by Pope Plus IX., the clergy and leading laity of the diocese have been busy preparing for the consecration, and yesterday everything had been completed and the general belief Indulged that nothing had been omitted which could render the occasion one that will be long remembered. Archbishop McCloskey, of New York, will omciate as consecrator, his assistants being the Bishops of Brooklyn and St. Louis. Arch bishop Bayley arrived on Thursday from Baltimore, and will be present. The sermon will be preached by Bishop McQuaid, of Rochester. Rev. Fattier Reilley will conduct the music at the altar. The following clergy will take partAssistant Priest. Rev. Q. H. Doaue; Deacons of Honor, Bev. Father Byrne and Rev. Prior, O. a B.; Deacon of the Mass, Rev. J. Da Concilia; Sub-Deacon, Rev. P. Hennessey. The Rev. James H. Corrigan will read the Apostolic Mandate; the Rev. Fathers Schneider, Salt and Messmer will assist the Bishop elect. The general management of the entire cer emony Is in the hands of Rev. Father Killeen, who lias l?een ably assisted by executive committees of various Catholic societies. Not less than one hun dred clergymen, in full vestments, will be present. Besides the high dignitaries named, who will be present, It Is expected that Bishops Wood, of Phila delphia; De Goesbriand, of Burlington, Vt.; Mo Farland, of Hartford: Hendrecken, of Providence; Rvan, of Buffalo; Becker, of Wilmington; O'Hara, ofScranton; Wadhams, of Ogdcnsburg; Shanahan. of Harrisburg; O'Reilly, of Springfield; Conroy, ol Albany, his Coadjutor, McNlerney, and the Bishop of Washington will all be present, THR MUSIC. Mozart's magnificent "Twelfth Mass" will be the feature of the musical services, and will be execu ted In a style heretofore new to old St. Patrick's. The chorus will be an amalgama tion of the choirs ol St. Patrick's, St. Mary's and of Seton Hall College, while the solo singers In clude first class professional talent rrom New York, New Jersey and other parte. The singers will altogether number eighteen sopranos, mm* altos, eleven tenors and ten bass voices. SKETCH OP THE DIOCESE OF NEWARK. gUc diocese of Newark, which eomprises the en tire State of New Jersey, was organized in the year 1853, just twenty years ago. Its first and only bishop, up to the appointment ofDr. Corrigan, was Dr. Ballev, whose consecration took place In St. Patrick's cathedral, New York, October 30, of the same year. Previous to this New Jersey was divided about evenly between the dioceses of New York and Philadelphia. The dividing line appears to have been In the neighborhood of Princeton. Trenton belonged to Philadelphia and New Bruns wick to New York. Owing to the non-existence of uny properly collected data prior and subsequent to the organization, the Herald representative ex perienced great difficulty in gathering materials for even this imperfect sketch of the diocese?or, rather, of CatkAliclty?in New Jersey. As near ai could be ascertained by diligent search, THE FIRST CATHOLIC CHURCH BCTLT in the State was at Paterson In 1322 or 1823, on a site near the Passaic Falls. The edifice was a most unassuming frame butlding, of very meugre proportions. The ground was contributed by a wealthy and God-fearing citizen of Paterson, Mr. Roswoll D. Colt. The first pastor was the Rev. Richard Bulger. His pastoral successors In the parish of Paterson were. In regular order, Rev. Fathers O'Uerman, Conroy, Donahue, Shana han, O'Reilly, Qulnn, Senez, Beaudina, James Cal lan and MeNulty, the present clergyman. The old building Is still standing, and, alas! for the eccen tricities of time, is now occupied as a drinking saloon. "To such base uses," Ac. The next church established In New Jersey, according to good authority, was St. John's, In Newark, its erection was, probably, some years after that of the Paterson one. Father Pardoe was Its first pastor. Prior to the erection of St. John's mass used to he celebrated by missionary priests from New York. The mass was first said in Newark at the house ot Mr. Charles Durning, one of the earliest and most respected Irish settlers in that city. His house stood on the corner or Mul berry and Durand streets, and is now used as ? jewelry factory. Mr. Durning died only a year ei so ago. W hen he first set foot In Newark?now probably flity years ago?there were net over ? dozen Irishmen in the city. Now the Irish popu lation of Newark is probably fortv thousand? mostly Catholics. At the period of *Mr. Burning's beneficent service to his Cnurcn the falthrui used to come to Newark to hear mass of a Sunday irons as lar as Madison, and even Boonton, in MorrU county. The names of Father Refnler, Varllla and Shanahan are associated with those days. ST. JOHN'S, THE PARENT CHURCH OF NEWARK, like its forerunner in Paterson, was built on a very small scale at first. Father George B. Pardoe, it* first pastor, made his first baptism in it on the 11th of October, 1829, which would indicate that the church nad not then been long erected. Father Pardoe was succeeded in 1832 by Fatnei Herard, who, in turn, was succeeded by Father Moran, who Is affectionately remembered by Newark Catholics as one of the kindest and moot amiable of men, as ha was one or the truest, ablest, and most zealous of men in his sacred calling. Under his auspices the erection of at. Patrick's cathedral was commenced. It was he who purchased the site, and with his own hands broke the ground on the block between Bieecker and Nesbitt and fronting en Washington street. The tiny ladyfs garden spade with which he performed this office is owned and cherished by Rev. Father Killeen, present pastor of St. John's church. The growth of Catholicity Is Newark during Father Moran's time was surprising. Soon after he commenced St. Patrick's his labors tncreased so that he had to place the work of tbe Cathedral in the hands of Father Senez, now ol Jersey City. The corner stone was laid with im pressive ceremonies in 1*48. by Arrhbishop (then Bishop) Hughes, and was dedicated the same year. Father senez, its principal constructor, being ita first pastor. The principal officiating clergy at the latter ceremony were:?First, Bishop Connollys second. Bishop Dn Hols; third, Bishop HughesL After Father Moran came as pastor of St. John'* Father Schneider, who remained one year?front 18fl? to 1*87?when the present pastor, Father Kil leen, took charge. Great has been the change in the material as well as spiritual prosperity or this church. Instead of its ancient one of timber It now has a spacious temple ot granite, with a hand* some stone residence adjoining for the pastor. The next oldest church to Si. John's Is one at Macoupin, about thirteen miles from Paterson. Macoupin was then in Bergen county, but is now in Passaic. Father Donahue was Its first pastor. Some Idea prevails that ?t. Peter's church In Jersey City is older tlntn the one at Ma copin. St. Peter's congregation first witnessed t he celebration ol the mass, It Is stated, in a small wooden house on Morris street, Jersey City, pre viously used as an engine house. The first resident priest or Jersey City was Father Mohan. The priest longest attached to the diocese Is tne vener able and reverend Father John Rogers, now of New Brunswick. Since the days of the good Durning Newark has not only greatly added to the numeri cal strength ot the Church, but to Its priesthood also The first, native of Newark ordained to the Catholic ministry was Daniel O. Burning, son of the distinguished gentleman of the same name already mentioned, and brother of John C. Durning, ex City Clerk of Newark, and now a well known lawyer of that city. The reverend Darning, with his father, sleeps the sleep of the Just. After Father Durning there were ordained the following natives of Newark:?Edward C. Ilickey, now paster of St. John's, In Orange; James Leddy. now ol Western New York; Michael Augustus Corrigan. Bishop elect; Fatuer Kane and James H. Corrigan. the Bishop's brother, now Vice President of Setoo Hall College at Soutn orange. At the time of the organization of the diocese It consisted of about twenty-nine churches and chapels and twenty-six clergymen. There are now not less than 100 churches ami as many clergy. There Is also a fine college and seminary?He ton Hall?ami about lorty hospitals, schools, orphas asylums and other Cill&uuouul and religions iQBtfc tuiitftta.

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