Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 18, 1873, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 18, 1873 Page 6
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RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. May 18--FLtb Sunday After Easter. ? ?- ? ? RELIGIOUS PROGRAMME FOR TO-DAY. Herald Religious Commu nicants. THE PROPHECY OF ST. MALACHY. .Judas I$cariot in Rc^pcctablc Company. - ? THE PRESBYTERY OF NEW YORK. Liberty ol CouncIou^o in Minuosotn. ^Denominational and Minis terial Movements. Nerrlcti and Hubjrctn for To-Dmy. "The Death Penalty" is the theme upon which Rev. E. C. Sweetser will discourse this evening in Uie Bleecker street Universalis! church. Hcv. J, M. Atwood preaches in the morning. The lessons to ne drawn from the many recent executions will doubtless be Illustrated by Rev. P. llamblin in his elucidation of "Capital Punish ment" to-night at Jane street Methodist church. Morning services at the usual hour. St. Stephen's Episcopal church will be opened for Initial services to-day. Rev. Dr. Frlce, the rector, will preach in the morning and Rev. Dr. Morgan Dix in the evening. The President of Dartmouth College, Rev. Dr. Asa 1). Smith, preaches this morning at the annl. vcrsary services in Fourteenth street Presoyterlau church. Reunion services in the evening. Rev. Way land Uoytwitl treat of'-The Common TrialB of Life," in stcinway Ilall, this evening, and preach in his church (Tabernacle) In the morning. Rev. Dr. Thompson will preach at the installation of Rev. William B. Merritt, in the Sixth avenue Uniou Reformed church, this evening. There will be services in the morning. Servicos in French this morning by Rer. Dr. Vcrren, at the Church du St. Esprit. ? Morning and evening services in Laiglit street Bnptint church by Rev. Halsey W. Knapp. Rev. John E. Cookman will preach morning and evening in the Methodist Free Tabernacle. "The Crystal Sea Before the Throne" and "7.uc- j cheus in the Sycamore Tree" will be the themes upon which Rev. William H. Pendleton will address his congregation, morning and eveniug, at Fifty third street Baptist cnurch. The editor of the Christian, H. L. Hastings, will preach iu the Star of Hope Mission, in the morning and alternoon, and at Temple Hall in the evening. Rev. H. D. Nortnrop preaches morning and even ing in West Twenty-third street Presbyterian church. Services by Rev. J. F. McClelland in St. Luke's (Methodist) church, morning and evening. Rev. lira. 1?. Curry, of the Christian Advocate, and S. S. Brown and Rev. Dclos Lull will speak in be half of church extension and city missions in Eighty-sixth street Methodist church. ' The Second Adventlsts will have morning and evening services in Cooper institute. Elder Bar bour's subjects will be "On Time'' and "The In ternationals and Prophecy." Miss Jenny Leys will lecture lnspinitlonally at Robinson Hall this evening. Other services at usual hours. Rev. 1'. L. Davies preaches morning and evening in Bereari Baptist church. Preaching morning ami evening, in Westminster Presbyterian church, by Rev. J. K. Demarest. Elder James Bicknell, from Westmoreland, preaches this morning and afternoon in Beulah Baptist church. Bishop Snow will preach in the University at three o'clock. Rev. Dr. Beach preaches this morning at St. Peter's, in Twentieth street. At Forsyth street (Methodist) church Rev. J. W. Barnhart will resume his ministrations, preach ing morning and evening. Preaching at Calvary Baptist church, morning and evening, i>y Itev. R. S. MacArthur. Rev. U. T. Tracy will preach in the morning at the Church of the Reformation, and Itev. Dr. Mont gomery, of the Church of the Transfiguration, in the evening. services morning and evening at the Church of Christ. Rev. W. C. Dawson will officiate. "The Use of Churches'' will be the subject of Rev. Henry Powers this morning, at the Church of the Messiah. Evening service of praise. There will be services commemorative of the late Bishop Eastburn In the Church of the Ascen sion this morning, at eleven o'clock. Discourse by Rev. Dr. John Cotton Smith. sdaucea and trance speaking at Union Uall, Jer sey City, at three and eight P. M. Rev. Dr. Fla?g will preach at the usual hours, morning aud evening, in the Eighty-lirth street church. At Anthon Memorial church, Rev. R. HebcrNew. ton will preach morning and afternoon. At the lat ter service (choral) his theme will be "The Fall." Rev. Dr. Holme preaches morning and evening In Trinity Baptist church. Mornim? and evening services at St. John's chapel. Rev. H. B. iutchings preaches in the eveniug. At All saints' (Episcopal) Rev. W. N. Dnnnell will conduct the services, morning and evening. Rev. Dr. Hugh Miller will officiate, as usual, in Christ church. Rev. Messrs. o. H. Hepworth, II. B. Chapln and Stephen II. Tyng, Jr., will advocate the claims of the Evangelical Alliance this evening at the church of the Disciplcs. Mr. Hepworth will dtscAirae upon "The Peculiarities of Christianity" in the morning. At Ptljriim Baptist church Rev. J. Spencer Ken nard will lecture this evening 09 "The Life of Moses.'' The Prophecy of St. MaUcliy> To the Editor ok the Herald:? In tue very interesting account which you gave of the prophecy of St. Malachy lu your impression of the fitli tnst. there Is a very important omission. I refer to the mention of the 102d Pope, who Is named "Lumen in Ca-lo." 1 have known of this prophecy for many years, and mem. bers of my family were acquainted with it long anterior to the papacy of PioSono. In no case have I heard it mentione.l without the name attached to his successor as quoted above. It appears evi dent that the whole of the inspiration was directed to these two last named Pontiffs. All the names previously mentioned are, if the explanation is cor rect no 'more than notices of trivial Incidents or family and title, and could have only been in spired to give authenticity to the burdtu borno at II Your'VxpIanatlon of the "Crux <le Crnee" nas been generally accepted since the aggression* of the house ol Savoy against Rome hav<- begun. I can remeuit>er when it caused as much speculation as the "Lumen lu Cuelo" docs at the present mo ""irVherefore, there is any virtue In this ancient document there will be at least one more I ope. The abrupt conclusion of the document does not necessarily signiiy that the Papacy terminates with the last mentioned, but only that It more were named they have been lost lu the lapse of ages, even as lu vour version the last Important one Is lost, or that tne vision of the seer faded away at this point, H not being the design of uod to reveal more at thFoftluf<ifle who prefer to think tiint Die papal th tone-spiritual will be Anally vacant after the de mise of the last named, they may console them selves that with it will terminate the existence of tlilfl <$Twhatever lulls ills "word shall not paw away" who said to Peter, **1 am with you to the ending of the world." A. T. W. Tltlrte?-n More Pope* To Be Kipectcd? Move Learned Interpretation und Criti cism of (He Prophecies of saint iUaiaehy. To Tim Editou of tub Uhhalu:? Ah the old prophecics of Saint Malachy are attracting some attention, I desire to say a word on the subject. I read these prophecies some years ago, lu an Irish work published by the OssifttUc Society of Dublin, and edited by the Nicholas O'Kearney, who had a vorx competent brain lor that work. The mottooBor coat of arms of the Popes are only (riven. The words that came' to Plus IX. are Crux cruris, or the "orucllled heart;" aud then it distinctly says that there will be only thirteen more Popes alter him, when. If I remember rightly, the world will be destroyed. Therolore, whoever read the prophecy must have had either un iniperlect copy or he whk In a hurry wltn the extinction 01 tne Papacy. A correspondent, who calls himself "Ro man Catholic," appears to chuckle ov??r it an lie Urea a shot Irom behind the bush. I can assure the gentleman that the l'apacy Is not likely to be ex tinct yet awhile. As the Popes are usually solected from very old men we might average the lives of these thirteen Popes who are to come at len years each, which would make In tho aggregate J?u years. In lact, we don't know what may happen ut the end of tins time, say 180 or 160 years. I have read a great many ol the prophecies of St. Ooluiukille, and, strange to say, they have come to pass with siimu lar accuracy. They even foretold the late Daniel O'Connell aud Father Miithcw. There scarcely could lie any interpolation, as the work was written in the "llearla Peine," or Phoe nician tongue, then used only by poets and histo rians. The Irish language was the most copious aud difllCQlt under heaven. In it were live dis tinct and separate languages, the common Irish being used by the people. I hope I have set this matter right, and I hope you will give place to It in your journal, und very much oblige your humble correspondent, DAVmO'KEEFFE. Wai Judas Iacartot ai Black aa He la PiUnted 1 To tiik Editor op thk Hkimi.d:? During the time of the Abyssinian war it was dis covered that the Abyssinians had some notion of Christianity mixed up with heathenism; that they held some ol the doctrines of the Catholic Church and retained many or its formalities; were in possession of the Bible, and a calendar ol saints, the nrst name thereon being that of the Blessed Virgin, the second that of Judas Iscarlot! But how si range It will appear to some to hear of the name of Judas being placed lu such respectable company! To me there is nothing strange about It, ror 1 take Jhe Scriptural account literally, "that Judas 'repented' hiuiseir of his crime, went and hanged himself." Excess or joy and excess of grief produce insanity. Witness the wile or the late Em peror or Mexico. Now. against insanity there Is no law: and I have yet to learn that ut the time Judas committed suicide that suicide was classed among the category of deadly sins. But Judas did repent, for lie returned the thirty pieces ol silver. Would that many of tho world's nilllionnalres would show such proofs of penitence 1 One oi the first acts of contrition is to restore Ill gotten goods: and Judas did it. An attempt to commit suicide, by the laws ol this State, is not punishable, if a man be pronounced Insane; and very justly so, too. We shield, provide lor aud coinmlsseratc liini. Surely some or Christ's seir-appnluted ambassa dors?riien who supnose themselves to be doing the work of tke Evangelists?might make the death of Judas a lively theme for pulpit exhibition. Might they not draw rrom the fountain of tears that, swept down the cheeks or a crucified Saviour a powerful argument or the Saviour's mercy, ex tended to even poor Judas* Alas! no; lie has no iricnds. Over the stone rattle his bone*; lit*'* a damnable traitor whom nobody owns. Christ and .lulus must have suffered about the self-same hour. Some rommentators incline to the supposition that Chri9t suffered first, and that I Judas was the tlrst fruit or the redemption; that the llrst answer to the Saviour's prayer on the ' cross?"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do"?was the immediate cause of Judas' repentance. It is not recorded that Christ looked upon Judas ns lie did oil Peter. Hi; did more: He allowed Ilim sell to be kissed! The fact or allowing Judas to kiss Him Is inexplicable, unless he Intended to par don him. Christ surely was not playing the traitor; I lie either was or was not. Let us' rather suppose | [ that the floodgates of divine mercy were opened, I and that the waves of oi forgiveness rolled over ; the head and washed the sonl of another of the aetors In tho drama of the atonement, who had been predestined before the loundatlons or the earth were plauned to play so important apart. What does Paul say, ninth rhapter Romans? (tor children read Judas).?-For Judas not being yet born, neither having done any good or evil that the i purposes of(iod according to election might stand." Judas was a necessary character to fill up the plot as much aa were Pontlns Pitate, Cephas, the high priest; Barrabas, the Roman soldiers and the mad populace. John, the beloved disciple, and the three Marys. If Christ's blood were shed iu vain then the whole scene of the Passion and Resurrection ends in a miserable tan-e, and would seem origi nally to have l?een written as such, elevated by time and antiquity into a stupendous tragedy. This opinion is gaining ground. The gentlemen of the pulpit should see to it. For my own part, 1 believe Judas repented and was forgiven. Neither could all the rhetoric of a Beerher nor the motley foundling fancies or a Talmagc imagine the sutler lng, the anguish, the mi.-ery that possessed the brain ol Judas alter betraying Ills Lord aud Master, for tie went out and hanged himself. JOSEPH BURTON, De Kalb avenue, Brooklyn. The Pmbylery of New York and I he Action of the Board of Trustee* Toward the Pastors. To the Editor ok tee Hkrai.d:? We must accept the universal conclusion ol mod I cm psychologists, that "corporations have no | souls," ami Its logical mfercncc, that their only safety from excessive flagellation lies in the law for the prevention or cruelty to animals. Yet, somehow, it is humanely conceded that the indi vidual members of such body politic may possess the aforesaid indispensable attribute of humanity, anil consequently may have some intellectual as well as physical comprehension of the effects of the club or the boot. Thus lar, however, the persons fornierlj composing the Hoard of Trustees of the Forty-second street Presbyterian church have sub mitted, without wincing, to a most vigorous cas ! tigation inflicted on them by the Presbytery and the press; but now, during a pause In the operation, venture to ask, What have we done to merit these terrible denunciations'? In vain we search for the answer in the resolu tions of the Presbytery, published in the Kmrvjeliat I of March i!0. They speak, indeed, of "the course j pursued bv aportion of the board of trustees dis affected toward their pastor.'' .fcc.; they "con I demn, unreservedly and emphatically, the action of the aforesaid trustees, in their artenipt. to break | up the pastoral relation," A-c., but are silent as to any particular act done by the board or by any Belabor of i?. The undersigned is iree and author* j Ized to state thai all the course and all the action I vaguely referred to above were the unanimous course and action of each and every member of the board, Including one elder?except his signing of ! the paper referred to below. In the same issue. March 20, you volunteer your , assistance to "restrain the ambition or a few men who were charged with th* temporal Interests of ' that church,"' and say, "that they may confess their I grave error Is, doubtless, the wish or their broth* i ren." I'ney do not yet confess It, for the simple ! reason that they have not yet discovered it. ! The Christ Ian statesman (Philadelphia, March'J?) j quotes exultingly irom the /adrnen'lrnt:?''?The : trustees ol the society appear to have taken the government of the church upon their shoulders, j and an opposition party, organized by them, has demanded the resignation of the pastor. This re quest wa? granted. We have known of several flagrant cases or this serf, and we shall lie heartily glad if the Presbytery or New ^oi* shall succeed In ' beating it into the heads of some of these gentie I men tbaf there are other considerations besides < pew rent," <"te. We might be philanthropic enough to undergo limited sutrering just to conduce to the , 1 happiness of some fellow mortal, but the /wte- | pendent man must postpone his rejoicing, on ac count ol either the thickness or induration of the 1 organs beaten or the inadequacy oi the weapons used. But we credit tne InUtpentWnl with the most candor in statlnir the most explicitly the gist ' of the indictment against ns. We answer, we or- \ ganlzed no party; no trustee or number of tru?- i ' tees assed or demanded the resignation of the I pastor. What we did do was the iollowlng, and we claim that we did only our duty as trustees, and as ! church members we acted in accordance with "the ? j principles ol Presbyterian order." In the latter j [ character We had united with the congregation in calling as our pastor a candidate of apparently at , le.t-it average ability as a preacher: and the Pres i bytery found no lauft with the $4,<k>u a year salary 1 we promised, Salaries do seem to be graduated, somewhat at. least, on the scale of mental calibre of the recipients. Kor superior or supreme ability j double or quintuple the a bote maybe paid. Now 1 if. say f2,ooo, be the minimum for verv indifferent | parts, then we paid one-half lor average ability, ' ??<J ,we lli"1 'k penect right to it, or to change. ?e do not say we were deceived, but. we were 1 grievously disappointed. The attendance of the 1 youthi ol the church fell off largely, and gradually ' our older members, to the number of twenty-five ut more, at lonsr, thirteen of whom paid i6r lull j pews, resigned their pews. As truslML >ve could not shut our em to this We asked, Why are vou loaving us? the uniform answer being substantially, because or the incr Bciency of the pulpit services. True It was sinred to the Presbytery thut from forty to sixty hart succeeded them; toot in reality only hIx full pew holders and slxtoeu others, iinil this In a rapidly growing nnluhbor hood. Near the oloso of lust year we were in ar rears $1,600. We requested l/ie pastor to read t notice calling on tho congregation lor subscriptions to pay the deficiency; but instead, by a stuteruent much more Ingenious than ingenuous, the tie llcieney wan made to appear much loss. No sul> scrlptlons wire forthcoming, and the >l,r*?o re mained unpaid. In ull this did we trauso nd our duties either as church members or jw trusting? Anpie latter, pcrhAbf, Wfc ?Cr$ Superseded. Thfi low And fenilulng were owned by Mr. Lenox. In November last we decided to take steps to pur chase the pi operty and secure the lee to the con grout'turn. A couiuiittoe of trustees was ap pointed to couicr with Mr. Lenox's agent, and a meeting 01 the Board was called lor February 4, lo which (ho lay members of the session were invited, the cider trustee writing and serving the invita tions. We had on other occasions Bought the counsel of the eldera in joint meetings. At this one the trustees' committee reported favorably. The trustees, concoiviug it their duty ro consider al matters bearing directly on the temporal pros perity of the congregation, stated In writing, one of them verbally, that "It is known that many of our people are dissatisfied with the services in the pulpit on the Sabbath, and for that reason prin cipally have lost their intorest In tne church. When wo look arouud at the empty pews on the Sabbath, and especially in the evening, we may well ask ourselves, Wlioie is the youth of the church? We think that our pastor ought to be In formed or the feeling existing in the congregation. We would, therefore, urge that this meeting to-night take the proper steps to bring the matter belorc our pastor and the congregation." Many other matters were discussed: but the "steps primer," or improper, which "this meetiug" took were to hear a statement from an elder thuk the pastor should resign; a motion by an eluer that a com mittee ?f three should be appointed to see the pustor and read the paper to hlrn (containing tiie foregoing statements), which was amended, on motion of a trustee, that only the substance ol the paper should be stated to him. The committee was therefore appointed nem. con.; but just here "the action" of the trustees ceasod, lor which the Presbytery adopted the following:? Resolved, Tliut tho Presbytery ol Now York do con demn, unreservedly and em|ihuucjdly, the action of the mores:.Id trusteed in I lie attempt to break up the existing pastoral relation as uncalled tor liy any exigency spir itual or temporal, in the condition ol the church mil con gregation ; ad subversive oi tho principles ot Presbyterian order, ns threatening tho peace ot all our church sessions and congregation-. and as injurious to tho whole body ot Presbyterian churches. "Heboid, how great a matter a little lire kindleth I"? James, iil., ft. Three of the trustees were appointed the com mittee, but beiore any one of them had obtained un interview with the pastor some other party hail exercised their functions. The pastor hud stated from the pulpit his intention to resign his charge; on the next Wednesday evening he made his larc wcll tuldrcss and shook hands with tho members present. Alter all this the committee met the pastor; he asked their advice as to what he should tlo, but they declined advising him, made no re quest and ho demand. Afterward a notice, signed bv the pastor, nailing a meeting of the congrega tion to appoint commissioners to unite with him in his request to the Presbytery to dissolve the pas toral relation, was read by the minister theu offici ating. The commissioners wore appointed, but made no attempt to influence the action of the Presbytery in any direction. With tills lengthy statement we should close, but as the ministers seldom teaob us what Is Prosby terlal order, we have to And it in tho confession of Faith, form 01 government, chapter 17, which, alter describing tho mode by which a pastor may obtain a release from his pastoral charge, says:? ?'And if any congregation shall desire to be released from their pastor, a similar process, mutatis mu ta.ruits, shall be observed." Exchange parties ami names and proceed as in the other ease. la fact, Presbyterfaiilsui is the radical difference and hiappy means between the absolutism of congregationllsm on the ouc lund and of prelacy on the other. The congregation must have its Hay in both the settlement and release of pastors.and the movement on the part of the congregation must originate somewhere. If the clamor In the congre gation for it change be uniounded the Presbytery can retain the incumbent, despite the prospect of empty pews or short rations. All this Is Just as it should be, yet the uncertainty, especially in this country, OI ministerial tenure, and the exigencies of ministerial lite, tend to sway Presbyteries to ward prelacy. Hut since the decrees of Ijaud have degenerated Into denunciations by Presby teries, and the dragoons of Claverhouso Into troops of editors, we suppose we have small cause of complaint. A. STEWART BLACK, New Yokk, April 24, 1873. 888 Broadway. Liberty of Conscience In Minnesota?.Tlie liciiglousi Rights of Prisoners and Puuper*? Governor Austin's Veto? Aji Indignation Meeting. At the last session of the Minnesota Legislature, that adjourned a short time since, there was passed a "Liberty of Conscience bill,'' which was vetoed by Governor Austin. In the prisons, asylums and poorhouses of that State the Catholic iuniates have been prevented from receiving the minisi rations of clergymen of their own faith and compelled to utteud Protestant worship. The ap* plications of Catholics to be visited by priests have been steadiastly denied, and even in their dying hours the prohibition lias been known to be car ried out. There is no law preventing Catholic clergymen from visiting prisoners and paupers, but the regulations enforced by the managers close the doors of penitentiaries and eleemosynary institutions against them. Citizens of all denom* inations lavored the passage of the bill, which was grounded on.the plainest principles of equity and in accordance with all American Ideas or religious liberty. It was provided that after Its passag* no hindrance should be otfered, on proper occasions, to the admission of such clergymen as the inmates requested, and it was made the duty of the officers in charge to atl'ord facilities for that purpose. The only public institution in New York where the Minnesota system obtains is the House of Ref uge, on Randall's Island. The right ol the present trustees, however, to hold office at. all?they not being subscribers towards its support, as the law requires?it appears, is to i>e Investigated, and It is expected that the rules that now debar the boys and girls contlned there from their Inalienable right to religious consolation and help will soon be entirely changed. In Minnesota the action ol Gov ernor Austiu lias given rise to much Indignation. It is contended that the only influence to beneilt Catholic prisoners, spiritually and morally, is shut out by the authorities, and that they are not, touched by the teaching or preaching of Protestant ministers, no matter how good these gentlemen may i>e; that they are coerced into hearing. It was brought to the at tention of tue Legislature that in the .Hritish Isles the day lias long passed when such intolerance was practised, and did such a state of things now exist in any public institution there public opinion would not permit it to continue a week. In France and in Germany the greatest attention is given to the religious wants of criminals and paupers. Catholic. Protestant and Jew are allowed to obtain counsel from their respective ministers and attend i heir respective forms of worship, and, instead of placing obstacles lu the way, the laws encourage the practice. A large meeting of citizens was held In Mower county to protest against the conduct ol their rep resentative. who favored the veto of Governor Austin. The resolutions adopted "proclaimed to the world our utter detestation and contempt of the narrow, illiberal and bigoted ideas that would proscribe any class of our people from a l'ree and unrestrained exercise 01 their religious opinions. We recognize the right of the inmates of State in stitution* to exercise that Inalienable right, guar anteed by the constitution, to worship God accord ing to the dictutes of their conscience." There seems to be some disposition to lest, the power of the officers in charge ol penitentiaries and jails to exclude ministers and to compel prisoners to attend services against which their consciences rebel. The objections that clergymen cannot be trusted to hold communication with the inmates, ami that the privilege of admitting them would Iw abused, are considered unworthy excuses to cover up the bigotry that controlled the mind of the Gov ernor. Ministerial Movement * and Changes. EPISCOPALIAN. l)r. tlenrj Laning, of Syracuse, has received an appointment from the American I'rotestant Episco pal Uiurcli Mission to organize and take charge of a hospital at Osaka, Japan, which is lo be, In con nection with an American school, there estab lished. lie Is to sail from San Francisco on the 1st of June, and hence will go out in the same steamer with Bishop Harris, ot the Methodist Episcopal Church. The cathedral Committee of the Diocese of New York has, we understand, accepted the charter incorporating the Cathedral Chapter of St. John tfic Divine. Wc also learn that Ulshop Donne, of Albany, is going abroad to study the cathedral system as it exists in England, and thus to obtain valuable suggestions as to the best system to be adopted in this country. Rev. Dr. Paddock, of Brooklyn, has been elected Rlshop of the Diocese of Massachusetts, vice Kasiburn, deceased. A let ter from an Kplscopal missionary In Mexico states that the persecution of Protestants and native converts lu the State of Moreles is very bitter and violent. A Mr. Ifodrlguez, who was recently ad ministering baptism publicly, was fired upon, but escaped. The bullet, however, wounded three others. The minister was then knocked down and an attempt was made to take his life with a dagger, but a convert interposed and received the fatal blow and tiled shortly alterwartls, refusing to confess to the Roman Catholic curate. The other wounded converts also refused to -re the pri'-sts and steadia?tl,v adhered to their ncw-ionnd lalth in Jesus Christ. The Protestants subsequently appealed to President Lenin ior protection, which he promised to the lullest extent, and ex pressed Ids gratitude to the Protestants ior their hearty support of himself and his government. Rahia, which contains a population or 'j50,000 and is the seal of f 116* Hoinanist Archbishop or lirazil, lis? been selected as a field for I'rotestant Kplsco pal missions. The Rev. J. F. c. Schneider has com menced his labors there, and he reports mat no hopes soon to organize a church, as there are so low who seem to he greatly interested lu the lrutbv Already the priests h#vej begun to ftrtminate aguliiHt ttild Protestant movement ami to urge tlwt people to have nothing to <lo with it. Oallloruia has fourteen iree Kpiscopal churches. 'J7>e ciiapol ser vices and Sunday schools ol St. Matthew's church, Philadelphia, nave oeen merged into the Church ol the lloly lauoconU. Ttiai portion of tlie Church Qf England in Sierra Leone which 18 mlnlstored to and main tained by the church lund numbers o.&ui oliurou monitors, of whom 2,944 are communicants, and nroviiloa lor flity-clght dervlcea on the Lord'# JHjr. wtitcii iii'O conduct^ iu Uiirty churches and school Km.h2?W Kn MOniiatica op ibc Lord'| iter morn ins of 3,573 persons, and, at the second "XT&n porsoU There a?; tw^nty-^ day schools. in which are ?r? enteen Sunday schools, to wliioh 1,45?? person# are taught. ' ? KOMAN OATBOMfl. The OiUhollcB 01 Italy, acting on tho Bucfffestion of the UnitA CaUollva, are getting up an address to the Holy father protesting against the insults offered In Home to rtivj divinity ot our Lord Je^us Christ. The signatures will l>e inscribed in an album ami sent to the Pope, with offerings, on the 25th ol Mav, least of St. Gregory VII. A great pilgrimage took place on April 14 to tti'i ?krm? of St. Anne d'Auray. There were over ten thousand pilgrims present. A pilgrimage to Notre Dame d'Autun is being organized in Paris by ttcomnUU^c of gentlemen and ladies, at tho head or whom appear the names of Oomte do Dlesbach, and tho Duchesse do Chevreuse. Thla pU gi image is m honor of Blessed.^ Mary Marguerite Alacoque. The Catholic Church in Spain has just lost one of her greatest lights in the person of Cardinal Cuesta, who died at Santiago on April 17. His Emiuence was Archbishop of this famous city ami shrine ol St. James a Compostella. A great number of pilgrimages will take place this

year in Belgium. The lirst of these occurred on Mav 1, to the shrine of Notre Dame dc Walcourt, tinder the guidance of the Bishop of Namur. home live thousand persons were present. Mgr. Lacnai, Bishop of Solourc, having been turned out of tvva diocese, has beeu invited by the Catholic canton ol Lucerne to take up his abode near Grutll, the birthplace of swiaa independence. During his brief stay at Altishofen he received a perfect ovation. All the priests of the environs hastened to pay their respects to the Illustrious exile. Ihe Cardinal Bishop of Perugia. Italy, has written a letter of sympathy to Mgr. Lachaf. Lanza has ordered the Prefect of Perugia to close the Basilica of St. Francis d'Assisl, to prevent the pilgrimage which was to have taken place, as already announced. The great pilgrimage to Ab slslura, tho cradle of the Franciscan Order, in honor of St. Francis the Seraph, is being rapidly organized, notwithstanding the fierce threatB of the revolutionaries. Tho new Church of tho Iloly Cross in Dovor, Del., wasdedieated last Wednesday. The magnificent new Church of tho Immaculate Conception, Genoa, was opened with the greatest pomp, on April 27, for the first time to public wor ship. The Archbishop of that city, together with eight bishops, perlormed the ceremonies, and lor three days the church was densely crowded. A mission, conducted by lathers of the Society or Jeans, Is at present in progress at the Church or St. Francis Xavier, In Sixteenth street. The lirst week was devoted exclusively to women, and this past week was set apart for men. Tho results have been most gratifying. All the services have been thronged, the couiesslonals constantly besieged and the cointnunions exceed lngly numerous. There Is said to be a great quick ening of laitli throughout tho whole of the Church la tins country. A mission, conducted by Rev. Fathers Daineu, Kaupmanns, Camp, Massells and Converse, of the Society of Jesus, was begun on Sunday, May 11, at St. John's church, in Iwenty tlrst street, near Filth avenue, Brooklyn. They had the week previous conducted two missions tu Philadelphia, in which flrty-seveu converts are re ported and 900 confirmations. Father Caresche and companions opened a mission last Sunday at St. Mary's church, Boston, Mass. The archl eplsoopal cross to be presented to his Grace tne Archbishop of Baltimore, by the clergy of the Diocese ol Newark, has been received from Paris, and is on exhibition at the Bishop's house in Newark. Bishop Corrigan has appointed the Very Rev. G. II. Doane as Vicar General of the Diocese or Newark. The subscribers to tne Fret* man's Journal have given within tho past year j028 to a fund for the Podo, "in testimony of their love and lalth. and that they arc afflicted in his alllictlons; and that the cross he so bravely bears is lor their redemption." They vow also unalter able fidelity till the last hour of their lives to the iiolv See of Home. Tne Easter collections through out the diocese of Hartford lor the Seminarians amounted to *10,229. The corner stone of the new Catholic Cathedral in Hartford will be laid to-day bv Bishop McFarland. The Rev. Thomas Lynch, assistant pastor of St. Stephen's Catholic church, East. Twenty-eighth street, has received orders irom the M?st Rev. Arcnblshop McCloskey to as suuie the assistant pastorate of St. l'eresa's, Rut gers street, vice the Rev. Father Flattery, who is about to lound a new church in the neighbor hood or Second avcaue and lOoth street. The Archbishop has also appointed the Rev. Dr. Schroeder, assistant pastor of St. Peter s, Barclay st reet. Dr. Schroeder is a native of Germany and graduate or the college or the Propaganda, Rome, who has been adopted in the archdiocese or New York. As assistant pastor of St. Peter s Dr. Schroeder will have a Hue Held ror his priestly zeal. ror thousands or his countrymen and' co-religionlsts are landed every week at Castle Garden, who stand In much need of the consolations of religion, and to whom the slirht or a friend, In the person or a German priest, will be a glad presage ol their future happiness in f this land of civil and religious liberty. With Father Michael J. O'Farrell to look after the spiritual interests or the Irish emigrants and Dr. Shroeder to see to his countrymen, it is expected that Castle Garden and the adjoining streets will soon become the model district ol St. l'etcr s parish. PRESBYTKUIAN. The Interior says that the Ninth Presbyterian church or Chicago is making an effort to secure Rev. Dr. Duryca, or Brooklyn. A uew church has been organized at Bowenville, Ga., with nine mem bers and two ruling elders. The Presbytery of South Carolina has appointed Rev. R. A. hair the evangelist or that Presbytery. Mr. J. F. Cannon, or the Senior Class or Union Seminary, has accept ed a call rroin the church at Leesburg, Va. Rev. Jacob Wcldman. or Bristol, l'a., lias been called to the Bralnerd Presbyterian church ol Las ton, Pa. Kcv. H. A. Miner, or Columbus, lias received the appointment of Home Missionary Su perintendent for Southern Wisconsin. The Hist Presbyterian cliurch or Schenectady. N. ^., have unanimously called Kev. Mr. Darling, of Baltimore, Md., in place ol Kev. Dr. Backus, who lately re signed. The voung church at Willow Creek, Mon tana. has raised $12,ooo toward a bntldlng. and a vigorous young congregation at Fort Collins, Colo rado. have commenced the erection ol a stone church. Kev. J. T. McBrlde has been called to the pastorate or the Franklin church, Mobile, Dr W. G. Taylor, of the First Presby terian church, Camden, N. J., has been appointed by the Board of Foreign Missions as physician to the Gaboon Mission, on the western coast, or Atrica. He will leave in about, four weeks lor his new Held or labor. About a year ato, some ninety colored members of /ion church, Maury county, Tenn., at their request were organized into a separate congregation, known as salein Presbyterian church. They have now 148 members ami preaching ouce a month. The First Presby terian church at Orange, N. J., Is going to support a lady missionary in Canton, and the church at Bloomtteld will also send one to some point in Africa. The Presbyterian General Assembly which met in Baltimore last Thursday is the argest Presbyterian body in the world. It counts 35 synods, 1*56 presbyteries, 4,441 ministers and 1,190 candidates and licentiates; 4,730churches, 4tiH, 104 communicants and 485,762 scholars ami teachers in its Sunday schools. The contributions of the several churches last year for home missions was #419,383; foreign misslous, $345,870; educa tion, $170,062; church erection, $178,696; freedmen, $46,685; pastors' salaries, $2,507,342; congrega tional and miscellaneous, $6,123,723. Collections for other objects foot up a grand total or $10,088,526. The sessions ol the Assembly wll I con tinue about two weeks. The Southern Presbyte rian General Assembly, willed met at Little Rock, Arkansas, on the same date, reported last year:?Synods, 11; presbyteries, 50; ministers and licentiates, 912; candidates, 205; churches, I 545; communicants, 91,208; Sabbath sc hool schol- i ars, 56,94a;contributed to foreign missions, $41,004; to education, $47,532: for salaries, $432,050; lor con gregational and miscellaneous purposes, $401,317; Whole amount contributed, Including other sums not named here, $1,083,709. Kev. Jeremiah Searl, recently ol Peekskiil, was installed pastor of the Calvary Presbyterian church of Newburg on lues day evening, the 6th instant. baptist. A new Baptist cliurch is to be erected. It is said, on Madison avenue and sixty-third street. The First church, of l'lainlleld, N. J? have generously added $l.ooo to the salary of Kev. Dr. Yerkes, mak ing it $4,ooo. Kev. J. Duncan. 1). 1)., alter three years ol earnest work, has resigned the pastorate of the Central Baptist church, Brooklyn, K. I). Mr. Spurgeou's church has contributed loo guineas to wards the building rund lor Newman Hall's new Surrey chapel, hi London. Kev. A. W. I.asiman, lor merlv a Methodist preacher, was baptized recently at West Cornwall, Yt.. and has become pastor of the Baptist church there. The Kev. George II. Allen, recently i a?tur of the Baptist church of South Clielmslord, has been engaged to labor in connec tion with the mission work of the Centralville chapel. In Lowell. Rev. N. Wright has accepted the call of the First Baptist cliurch in Kinderhook, Branch conftty. Mich., and enters upon his labors immediately. R<*v. Johr T. Cr.iig has seen It to be his duty to decline the unanimous and cordial call of the First Baptist church ol Danville, Pa., and remain with the church In Newton. Kev. P. s. Yreeland has Just been ordained ami set over the Baptist Church Mission in Vineland. N\ J. Rev. B. R. Black has also been ordained and become pastor of the Bap tist church at Sandy Kldge, N. J., and Kev. C. A. Harris also, or Dover, Del. The Baptist church in Poughkeepsle have re solved on the erection of a new house of worship. A new Baptist church organization, with the name Emmanuel, lias been effected under the lead ol Kev Mr. Ilanna, late pastor of the Mount Zlon church, in Philadelphia. It already embraces about ninety members. Rev. Thomas Mitchell has just closed a pastorate or twenty-lour years with the Springfield, Pa., Baptist church, lie haa gone to Co.orado. J. W. Plannett, ?f Alle gheny City, accepted a call to the sharpsburg church, Allegheny county, Pa., and enters on his labors at once. The Indiana Baptists' Ministers' Institute will be held at Franklin, commencing June 10. It will continue until Friday, Juuc 20. CONORBfl AT I ON A I,. Rev. G. W. Field, I). 1)., of Bangor, Mc., has sailed fiorn jiosum ior Europe. Uqv, E. V. UeirK>, o; Middle Haddam. Conn., him ttoen Invited by the u?r'Mri to ,ttk(> charge of the mission at "'fre-"', Mexico, where there aro eight Proles t ant churches. There arc thirty-three Congrega ?nrt O H .0 ?8 tn the Suffolk .south Conference, ?? ?k. "t0B 01 the conference is to bo considered mpm/fri,.1!"!' m(w"nJf in October. The Shepard Cambridge, Mass.. dedicated A ex MrKL ne The AhIut, itcv. ltoi?je^?^f?# ('|C address. Itcv. B. A. to iteir>$ ^ WaierviUe, Mms. accents ihe call I* Augustas A. Hwflin, of Nantucket, is CHii t/. /jraduato of Union Seminary, acccpts ralnmtrr^hipt nChu5c? ,n Neotlhl?in, and begins his Sabb"h; salary $1,600. Rev. S?8tor of the <S?nr h' ?'Gloucester, wm Installed '1 W.L'dt Uedww. May 7. The their cfiurch nronoi i? r \ Hyde I>arK have 801,1 at once to baud a mnL ^X?0'00?' an<1 wi" ,'rooo,'<J E. Norton h?>! ? eommodious house. Key. Mass, iujv. J PHHtora'e a<> Montague, Hold, JfcSI itevifr 5",al80 resigned at Hat Mass., is on the Invalid ni??' of, ^tliauipion, Mr. Burke F. ujavittwn. unable .to preach. Me.. May 8, as nastnr 'J'r eii at Portland, church, the Ninth Ii 0 WMston that city, which was reoent^SrSed*1 an outgrowth or .state utreot cWnii .. f"14,1"1/ hullorion, late of Cumberland Mills h>i<j rA/f"i' j unanimous call Irora the First church m H??ha? Itev. S. Hay ward has resigned at South Me., and Rev. 0. B. Setveii, at Freyburg Me -ih? Congregational church, at Windsor, have r? fused to accept He v. s. P. cook's resignation" {i^'i i Partridge, a Methodist minister in Weybridge. Vt., has turned Congrcgationulist and beoqme pastor or the Oongregationalist church in Salisbury, vt. Itev. W. P. Aiken, of Rut'and rhSrrii .?e pastor of tho Congregational church at Vergenncs, VI. Itcv. W. b. t-ee, of Brooklyn, N. Y.. han bccomn pastor of the First church. Portland, Conn. ^ METHODIST. ? property of Wesleyan (Jnivcr^iCr now nmnpnt" '?. *880>476- or which $347,775 is a per ffreuter tim^T"16111' The number ?f students is ,tliau 'n any previous year, being iuu- of pronarmff Itn?rthease(J c!hriHliau" and sixty-nine are propari ig lor the ministry. Nearly fcio ooo Iiam clation^r'VhB 8a?(ltt/ Scht)o1 Missionary Asso raim,Pn,l Charch of the Covenant (Presbyte thro ^h thfi Arr ?rwl0'a,n cUy' aD(1 oxponded 8ouW..rtn ican Sunday School Union In the Met hod Is ^fi ii r k eievLon ycars- The Northern Mcxlco r?nn?f though only a few months in ? t ' reports now four preachers and nn? tfnn?0 *'?JW0 FWlbh and three Spanish cmigrega * two church edifices bought in Mexko 'pk? ? foot-hola also in Puobla aud Paducah' ? T%UU^V8 ?! \b0 "V? a"<> eu?rgJaSr mtsslon Thp rnpn l' t 1 of the Mexfcan Clarence N Y <^LV?t2*tot l"e new c"Drch at v/ittreute, w, I., Hill belaid June 4. HUhnna mmn_ sou and Janes and He v. Dr. Fobs will dedic;it'<? new Memorial church at Whito Plains \ v tlf The llroadway Methoalst Kpisconal church" Camtlcn. N. J.. are about to add taWfee? to th? length of the building. They have purchased a house for a parsonage near tho church Th? ynTZ*'Bt*h Nyack, N. Y.? are about to bulfd I Arrangements have been made to erect a new Methodist church at St. Albans vt Itev. W. d. Wight, of the Vermont Conference is slowly recovering from his recent Illness. Hishon Itev ruftnrii hoi ^OIIIOVe hls lamlly to Boston. kcv. u. Clinord has been appointed bv Kistioi) Kna. Inrnin6?- c1,? elder of the I'etaluina district, t'ali tho iiti.1 h"^CRce'111 n? the place made vacant by the death of Dr. Thomas. Hlshop Morris entered Hu?a KfltVr11"1 y?llr of ,I1H aK<i 0,1 t,J{! 28tl1 ultl mo. Itev. D. Kennedy, M. A., B. I)., of the Canada \\ csleyan Coufercnce, alter a year's leave of ai> States ,n, Kuro')e a^'n the South era finm? L .*[ <la.y1 here la8t wcek ?" route to his home. President Cuinmlngs, of the Wcsievan University, at Middletown, is now on his way from u day oTtwo ?1>0rt' UUU w111 Probab'y "'rive in ,, rTN'VKRSAUBT AND UNITARIAN. In ?,? y- 1 ?well preached his farewell sermon ? lversill8t church iu Lc Itoy on Sunday ' an "nniense congregation. He aoes to Bait more. The Universalis of Brooklyn, wS liuilding a $6,000 meeting house. Rev. W. N. Van deuiark has resigned his charge in Pittsburg Pa and gone to Black Hawk, Cal. Kcv. s. s. DaWshas also resigned at Mechanics Falls, Me. and Miss Kmer. Si R?bertS b^un '-or P^t "rate in nni . i * ? ? Bunnell Has become tem \ui ""PP'y lor the Unlversalist cnurch in South Windham, Me. Rev. Dr. Miner celebrated hu J"?r.,erl century pastorate over the Second Unlver iipv ,Ci'iUri i ? BoJfron' Mass-' on tLe 4t" Instant. Rev. J. o. Adams, of Lowell, Is to take the nastor cinSftti r?\?in'IU? itrcet lfntve'?alist church. Cln ?,9 ? Ohio. Park county, Ind., is said to 1*p fmi of' Universallsts, but there is not an ordained min ister to gather the scattered sheep together. Three 2Sn?JLri8^tr?ng churches, it is believed, could beor ganized in a short time. The new Universal!at ZTt rDva^0UuCity 18 t0 be dedicated tSSj? i ?. \i , / Ka'?" ,ias accepted the position or h nauclal Agent to aid Rev. J. It. Sage in canvassing lo va in behalf or Mitchell Seminary. Tl.e rniver salist Society in Sidney, Me., has recently engaged ?L^rv,ce8 of,J- ?- Skinner, or Waterviile, to preach every Sunday aiternoon at two o'clock during the season, commencing May 18. ? miscellaneous. or the 1.244 Sunday schools or New Jersey report ing to thei State Association lor tho past year wo hold teachers* meetings. ?#'hlsiB well as rar u? it goes and it leaves a wide margin lOr improve iI!?v.Vw yJ??.sJ'lntu?"8tsare to hold a mass meeting in New lork irom the 23d to the 2tith ot this month ^ hoped that there will be some unusual manifestations." The Board of Foroign Missions of the Reformed Church in the United siaifi have decided to establish a mission iu Ja pan. They will immediately endeavor to select a suitable base of operations, and take stons arv work t0 henJ?a?e ln the mission ary work. Kev. J. W. H augh, D. ??., after a season orabsence from his field in India, lias set his facS mvlnf'li tT1"' goeH out' a ,l)an 0f sorrows, having in tins country been bereaved of the wiio o'M" ?vo.uV1. an(i he now leaves five motherless t.hildren behind him. In one of the lowest, vilest f'ninS?tL(i?SiritUte P?rtlons 01 our city, the Five I olnts, there is a regular church organization. At Bali1 irpi?mTU?'01! mtemb?r9 were received irom ifr ,', ! ', I'.ugland, Scotland, Wales, France Africa, Jamaica, .Madagascar, sr. Helena and America, presenting a phase of mission in<> trvlt Manv orNi!>?P?^?re cqiia'led in this coun try. Many oi these have been gathered irom th<? S a?<J, slums of New York. and Mv^been New flirt i n iaVT1, 1?d?ed> converted. The i>?cw lork Legislature has passed the bill in in'thN citvBand f0r A^d aQd infirm Hebrews in uiis (ity, and the Governors signature is now tl7ea Board DoikeviiV?4ral* 7hS aPPr?Prlatlons of ChurH? for tho I8 ? tbe Reformed Dutch is ??To i mni ?i t ront. ^ear to foreign missions ,'>0o:toArcot' 131,775; to Japan, $7,7.6, home expeuses. |0,ooo: $4,000 are now re amonff th "Vn'n a"(1 'l,illntatn two missionaries S4^ooo mL 8 01 Ariz?na. anil Japan needs $4,ooo more to complete a church build hJfirrii1!!1 "early an equal sum lor a girl's boarding school. At least $7ti,ooo are needed rpfit0rfliffSin''if,slons by thl" ehurch during the cur cfoster \ i ?oJr i <ev" Ebeu ?? Hammond, of ia tn nni ^i'l, Ia?f week for Arizona, where he L ? Indian A^ent, under direction of thp Helormed Church Board of Foreign Missions. THIRTY-FOIRTH KTREET SmfiOCtE. Scientific Absurdities?Placing ' Rrmon Above Faith?The Terrible Rrinll* De picted by Dr. Vidavcr? Blai>phoinou? | Israelites. A goodly congregation gathered yesterday in the synagogue in Thirty-fourth street, near Sixth ave | nue. The Hev. Dr. Vldaver preached with his usual fervor and earnestness. His theme was the fearful ! consequences of setting reason above faith in mat ters of religion. His text was the story of the lsraelltlsh woman's son, whose father was an Egyptian and who was convicted of blaspheming the name of the Lord and was therefor con demned to death. Judaism, the Doctor remarked, | teaches that the proper union of reason and fauh ' secures all the bressings of the terrestrial life and [ of the celestial life also. Reason without religion , he said begets vice and blasphemy and all manner : of wltkcduess. Kcliglon without, reason begets I superstition and bigotry; reason without faith pre vents us from giving that heed to spiritual things | which we should give. It cannot beneiir, tis therein i nor|?ave our souls from sin and death. When THE MtillT OK JUDAISM I is brought to bear upon the mind and heart reason : is found to tie the handmaid of faith, whose steps | it guides. Judaism teaches that both are gifts of heaven, and both are designed to make us nappy here, and should never be separated. By Judaism re 1 liglon appears nothing more Han faith, with a ray of light and hope m the end. Well could the King of Israel extol reason and say"Messed is tin man that getteth wisdom and the inati that ob tained! understanding; It is better than gold, yea even than line gold, and more to be desired than silver." Look at the man who enters the temple of nature and who realizes that from God cometh every good and every perfect gift, and that the author of revela tion must be also the author of nature, and he wor ships the God of nature and of grace. Open the Bible, said the Doctor, and read the 104th 1'saim, and you will see the grandeur of Judaism. There all the treasures of nature arc around him.the glory of God is In the midst and we behold gtory, honor and joy in everything. And thus in nature We sec one stupendous whole?matter its body and God its soul. Thus man's happiness is secured here and his salvation hereafter. But alas! nut only here but In other countries also do we hear the blasphe mous words of the lsraelltlsh woman's sou as he goes out Of the camp of Israel. The Doctor then referred to the blasphemies of scientists in deny ing God and weakening faith and exalting reason. They OPPOSK OOP AND TRl'Tll, and inflated with vanity they deny the Creator and Ignore the light which nath led them on and which shineth more and more unto the pefcot day. They come and offer us their theories and auk us to give up onr lalthand to accopt them with gratitude from their hands. |iut these theories cannot satisfy tho soul and heart of man. If we had only head and hand Intellect and muscle to satisfy, the scientists' theories might do; but they fall to satisfy the heart and nitud. These men not. only blaspheme God by excluding faith from the licflrt, but they seek to IIII the void with that which cannot satisfy. They Vke awav my God, said the rabbi, anil give me jMUlug but u'bUud idol mstuud, 'lUcr tttkc #w?.v my Bible and offer me strata of rock In Its place. They would Hliutout the blessed teachings of broth erhood and love of thai hook, ami would give m? doctrine* of their own, which fcavo produced only wars and fighting and bloodshed. And what is the result or all Una? Don't we see (fenerations urine that curjju their fathers and bless not thair mothers* lias nut honesty and justice lalleo in Hie street, and is not CHASTITY A VIRTUE AI.MOST UNKNOWN* And who is it that works all this mischief? TM son of the lsraelltish woman who blasphemes the name of the Lord, Don't you know that lalth ud not reason 18 .he ioundatlon of religion T The Doe tor deprecated the spread of this spirit among Israelites and others, and urged his people to listen to these men who call religion superstition and would Ignore faith. True reason, he said, is nothing but religion, and trae religion 1b nothing but reason sanctified. The Doctor called brief attention to the stress laid upon the parentage of the young man in ttae text, but said he would reserve the suuject ol inC-a alliances contained therein to another time. There was a time, he added, when a blasphemer could not be found In the camp of Israel, but since Judaism has been allied to Egyptian idolatry and to other unholy institutions it is no uncommon thing to hear the sons of IsraelltiHh women blaspheme the name of the Lord. Judaism seeks to corrcot alt this and to raise them up to a holy and a blessed lire here and bliss hereafter, and lor thia end Ik* Doctor earnestly prayed. THE B01I1II CATHOLIC PUOTECTORY. Tenth Annual Report?Satisfactory Bc> hibits of Kesalta. The managers of the New York Catholio Protect ory have submitted their tenth annual report to the Legislature, from which it appears that tbe only drawback to tho successful results or their labors during the past year was tho destruction kf Are of the girls' building and all of its material con tsnts. They propose, however, to lose no time i? proceeding, as soon as circumstances will permit* to replace the edifice destroyed by tire in July last. In erecting the new structure various improve ments, suggested by their own experience and that of others charged with similar responlbilitles, have been duly considerod and adopted as parts of Mm plan of the new buildings they have made arrange ments to put up. These improvements, it is confi dently expected, wiR bring with them better securities against fire, or against the dis tressing consequences of such a calamity, if t? should again occur; will provide ampler opportuni ties for instruction in elementary knowledge and In the useiul arts; will furnish the requisite 1 acui ties lor a proper classification of the youthful u?> mates, and will reserve suituble apartments for in> vailds or convalescents, so especially needed in the event of an epidemic or contagious outbreak ot disease. According to the rtSsumtZ for the nine months ending September 30, 1872, the number oC boys In the Institution ou that day was 1,259 boys,, 329 girls. Total, 1,688. The total expenditures in 1872 to the date of September 30, including $89,523 48 of liabilities contracted previous to January, 1872, were $25D,29l 30, and the total liabilities contracted during the same period ana unsettled September 30 were $42,850 34. The.amount received from the publlo treasury during 1872 was $207,332 15. According to the report of the Rector the institution is at this moment, apart from Its financial embarrassment* owing to the fire, in a flourishing condition. To at tain the end of Impressing ou the minds of the Inmates that they are not eating the eleemosynary bread of the workhouse, workshops have becu es tablished and trades introduced comparatively easy of acquisition, and such as are sutllciently re munerative to guarantee good chances of compe tence lor life. The health of the institution is gooil and the general showing satisfactory. PRESBYTERIAN ASSEMBLY. The Question of Books of Praise?Overtures from the Cumberland Church Well Received? A Committee Appointed to Confer with One from That Branch for Union?Beport of the Board of Publication. Baltimore, Md., May 17,18TS. The third day's session of the Uenerul Assembly was opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Benjamin F. stead. Dr. Herrick Johnson, from the Speolal Committee on Boole of Praise, reported that they had completed their work. The compilation had been entrusted to Dr. J. T. Duryea, of New York^ who had been added to the committee to till a va cancy. The report was accompanied by resold Hons for the consideration of the Assembly direct ing the committee to proceed with the work ol stereotyping the book without waiting lor the ap proval of the next Assembly, and requesting the churches about to change their hymn books to postpone action until the appearance of the new book. Dr. Hatfield, a member of the committee, stated that he was not present at its last meeting, and decidedly dissented irom certain leatures of the report. The matter was referred to a special committee, composed of Drs. Heberton, of St. Paul; Schaff, ol New York, and Robinson, of Harrlsburg. A communication from Rev. Andrew P. Hopper, of the Canton Presbytery, relative to establishing professorships of missionary instruction, was refer red to the Committee on Theological Seminaries. A RETIRED LIST. A resolution offered by Mr. Brier, of California, that when a minister becomes disabled by age or disease he shall be placed by his Presbytery on the retired roll or honor, was referred to the Commit tee on church Polity. Rev. Dr. Agnew read a report on the conflicting claims of the church at Jacksonville, Kin., without recommendation, wluch whs placed on the docket. A number of papers from ditferent Presbyterlc*. on education, demissions of the ministry, observ ance of the Sabbath, Ac., were read and rcierred to the appropriate committees. Itcv. Dr. II. A. Baird, representing the Cnmben land Presbyterians, the Assembly ot which Church is now in session at Huntsville, Ala., was intro duced by the Moderator, the Rev. Dr. Crosby, and was received by the Assembly, all the mem tiers rising as a mark or respect. Dr. Balrd then addressed tho Assembly in eloquent terms, stating concisely the condition or THE CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERY, ?? the number or churches, communicants, college*, Ac., and spoke on reunion. He hoped the day would soon come when there would lie but one Presbyterian Church. The Cumberland Chnrclt was ready to meet the Northern Church In any ne gotiations for that end. He was, he said, in the presence of his mother?the mother of all Presby terianism in this country. The reunion of the two branches of the Church North was referred to and the causes which led thereto, if this Assembly should deem it, proper to appoint a committee to consider any proposition relative to reunion the Cumberland Church would do the same, and their consultations might result in healing the differ ences 01 the churches. The Moderator, Dr. Crosby, in reply to Dr. Balrd, said it gave nlm great pleasure to welcome In tins assemblage the representative ol the Cum berland Church. His suggestions In regard to re union would prompt A (fENEROra RESPONSE from this Assembly. In the kingdom of grace, as in that of nature, the principle 01 gravitation was tho same. The earth was drawn to the apple as the apple to the earth, and the smne principle might prevail in the gravitation or this General Assembly and the Cumberland Church. The remarks or Dr. Crosby were not only leltcl tous in diction, but they produced a most happy and harmonizing effect. A COMMITTER OF CONFERENCE APPOINTED. The Assembly then took a recess or fifteen mln? nti s, alter which, on motion of .Mr. Plerson, of De troit, a committee, composed of Drs. Nelson, of Lane Seminary; C. A. Dickey, of St. Louis; J. P. 8mith, of Baltimore, and Elders George S. Drake aiulfl. s. Parrer, was appointed by the Moderator, to confer with a similar committee from the Cnm berland Church on the subject of reunion. Rev. Dr. Robinson, chairman or the commute? to consider the report of the Hoard of Publication, recommended its approval. The report contain* gratifying evidences ol progress, among which la the erection or a new and elegant publi cation house, at a cost of $150,000, The contributions to the missionary fund were larger than usual, and colportage and Sabbath school work had Increased during the year. The moneys received, Including a bal ance from the prior year of $23,997 86, have been $30H,040 28. The expenditures has been $297,436 ft7. Of this amount $71,663 71 has been disbursed lor the new building, leaving the regular current business expenditure ol $225,?83 28. Bal ance In the treasury at the close of the year, $u 620 <1: sales of books and periodicals for the year $167,678 78; amount received for missionary fond, $55,892 16; amount expended, $55,868 88L showing a balance of receipts over expenditures of $23 :?>. RE-ELECTION OF MEMBERS. The committee recommended the re-election ot members whose terms expired this year, with the exception of Messrs. Agnew, Moore and Snod grass, who wished to retire. Messrs. sheppartl. sharpe aud McKlroy were nominated to Oil the vacancies thus created. Rev. James Dunn offered a resolution requiring tho Hoard to publish each year a detailed state ment of Its financial accounts. Amendments were offered to include all other Boards requiring t hem; also to publish each year detailed statements of their expenditures, upon which pithy debate ensued, participated In by Dr Kootli, or New Y|Ork; Dr. Hack us, ot Baltimore, and Dr. Nichols, of St. Loots, and others. The report of tho committee, with the resolution or Mr. Dunn, was finally adopted, alter which the goRvcntioB avniao A-K*

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