RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. June 1?Pentecost or Whit Sunday. - RELIGIOUS PROGRAMME FOR TO DAY. Herald Religious Communion Table. SCIENCE AND PRAYER. An Answer to Professor Tyndall. PASTORAL MISSIONS IB FLORIDA The Etstn,l>lislied Church PulpitN. THE PROPHECY OF ST. MALACUY AGAIN. Catholicism on the Banks of the Hudson. CATHOLICISM AT THE NORTH POLE. Interview with a Missionary in Lapland. /Substantial Aid Wanted for the Laplanders. The Feast of Weeks?A Jewish Festival. MOVEMENTS OF THE CLERGY. Service* To-Day. Rev. R. J. Kevin, of St. Paul's, in Rome, will preach to-day tn Calvary church, at half-past ten A. M. and four P. M. "Suicide; Its Guilt and Consequences," will be Dr. Holmes' subject this evenlug at Trinity Bap tist church. The Doctor will preach the sixth an nual sermon at half-past ten A. M. ?t the services this morning In Zlon Episcopal church there will be special musical exercises. Rev. Dr. Talmage will preach to the Tabernacle congregation at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, morning and evening. , At the Methodist Free Tabernacle Rev. John E. Cookmau preaches morning and evening. "Murmurinns" will be the basis of Rev. Wayland Hoyt's discourse this evening, at Tabernacle Bap tist church. Morning service as usual. Rev. Dr. Brlce will preach in the morning and Rev. Dr. Potter, of Grace church, in the evening at the new St. Stephen's. Rev. W. II. Pendleton preaches upon special sub* Jects, morning and eveniug, at Flltj-third street Baptist church. Rev. E. C. Sweetser will preach bis farewell ser mons thus morning and evening at Bleocicer street Universalist church. At Berean Baptist church Rev. P. L. Davis preaches morning and evening. At the Church of the Reformation there will be services morning, afternoon (children's) and even ing fry Rev. U. T. Tracy. Rev. Dr. Anderson preaches, morning and even tag, at the First Baptist cnurch. Rev. 1J. D. Northrop preaches at West Twenty third street Presbyterian ctiurcn, morning and evening. At St. Luke's (Methodist)Rev. J. F. McClelland preaches morning and evening. Father Beeaon, of Oregon, will ?ivo a discourse In Rev. Dr. Chapln's church, this evening, at eight o'clock, on "Tho responsibility of Christians rela tive to the Modoc and other Indian wars." The Bishop ol New Vork will administer the rite of Confirmation, at half-past ten A. M., in the Free Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Sunday school fes tival at half-past three P. M. Rev. J. K. Demarest preaches In Westminster Presbyterian church at the usual hours, morning and evening. Rev. Dr. Flagg preaches this morning in the Eighty-fifth street church, aud Rev. E. II. Kettell In the evening. Confirmation services at Rodor Sholom temple, undcc conduct of Dr. A. Halm, at eleven o'clock A. M. Whitsuntide services at the usual hours in Christ church, by Rev. Dr. Ilagh Sillier Thompson. At Anthon Memorial church Rev. R. lI?bor New ton preaches at half-past ten A. Id. Choral service at half-past three P. M. Services at the Russian-Greek chapel (in English) at ten A. M. At Fourteenth street Presbyterian church Rev. Robert Sloss preaches morning aud oventn.'. Preaching, morning and evcuing, in Central Baptist church, by Rev. Frederick Evans. Services, as asual, in Laight street Baptist ! church, by Rev. U. W. Kuapp. Rev. J. w. Barnhart preaches tn Forsyth street Methodist church, morulug and evening. "The True Church a Burdensome Sti>ne"' is the , lubjcct upon which Bishop Snow will dilate, at j three o'clock, in the University. The congregation of s^t. Paul's (Reformed) will worship at the Harvard Rooms, morning and even ing. Rev. F. V. D. Garrettson preach a. Special Whitsunday services at St. Thomas', under conduct of Rev. Dr. Morgan, at nine aud half-past ten A. M. and four P. M. Rev. W. C. Dawson proaches at the church ol Christ, morning and evening. Rev. Dr. Sanson will officiate in Plymouth Baptist church at the morning aud evening services. "What Do Wo Mean by the Providence of God"' Is Rev. G. H. Ilepworth's morning subject, and "Some ol the Head Winds or Life's Voyage"' his evening subiect at the Church of the Disciples. At Canal street Presbyterian church, Rev. David Mitchell preaches at half-past ten A. M. and at hall past three P. M. At All Saints' Rev. Wm. N. Dunncll will prcach : In the morning and evening. Chaplain Laval win minister at the Episcopal ; aervlccH In Rlceclter street mi.->3iou uioruiog and afternoon. . Science anil Prtjcr-Vn Answer to Pro fessor Tyndall?Mr. Ciulton'? nnil Pro fessor Martin'* Throrlen About Prayer. To tiie Editok of the Herald:? Mr. Gallon's recent statistical argument, which j endeavors to show that the people who pray do ' not live an.v longer, don't get well any sooner, | don't get any richer, don't make any better in- j vestments, than the people who don't pray, really has no bearing at ail on the so-called pra>cr test. Tie Christian's prayer Is, of course, the point upon which the controversy arises, In contradistinction from all other lorms of prayer. The difference is very material between the CkrlHllan prayer ana all other forms of prayer as defined by the Mastar himself. See the model form, "Onr Father who art in heaven," Ac., Ac., embodying the Important and ?Ifoillc^pt cxprciaiyji. ncvcrtUeiess, "Thy Will i be done." The prayer of the Christian ts always subservient to the better knowl edge, wisdom, judgment of the One to whom It la addressed; aud Is, therefor, In effect, a desire expressed, a prayer urged, that the mind and desires of the applicant may conform to the excellent, knowledge aud sovereign will of tho Father, to whom it is offered. In all other lorms of prayer the applicant insists upon his own better knowledge and wisdom as to what he requires; and in no case is willing to submit that point to another. Whereas the Cliristaln la taught that he can by no possibility know what is best for Him self. As directed he offers up Ills orisons to his Heavenly Father, humbly praying for those things which lie tuinks may be best tor him, but always, nevertheless, "Thy will be done." And thus the Christian's prayer. If persisted in, must always be lavorably answered by conforming his mind to that ol the will of Ills Heavenly Father. Yours truly, WM. COVENTRY IL WADDELL. Valhalla, May, 1873. Pastoral Mission In Florida. To tiie Editor op tub Herald:? Tho Right Itev. Augustine Verot, Bishop of St. Augustine, Fla., has been visiting Key West, Fla., recently In tho interest of his pastoral mission. During his stay thero he administered confirmation to about seventy persons, fifteen of whom were Cubans. lie also presidod at a literary soiree given at the Convent of Mary Immaoulate. Tho pro gramme comprised the usual tableau, musical and other exercises, and exhibited in its rendition a high degree of efficiency on the part of tho pupils. The convent and school arc under tho direction of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, presided over by Mother Felicity, and were estab lished at Key West some live years ago, the en couragement offered to such a work bein,/ not-only the local wants of .southern FlorHa, but as oUering to many Northern students au educational Institu tion of a urtt class character, that would attract pupils from the North whose health required a Southern residence during a period of tho year that would constitute a lull term. In tills the Sisters have not been disappointed, as tho number of pupils at present will average KW for the past year, although, thus far, this realization of their hopes has been contiued to local needs. They arc striving to bulUi a new house, with larger accom modations, when they hope to receive a larger ac cession of boarders and obtain Northern support. Among those prcsbnt at the exhibition were Rev. Father Heauchamp, Rev. Father Allard, pastor here ol St. Marv's star of the Sea, and the itev. Father La Itocqae, lus assistant. In the course of the exercises a diploma and medal were nres'jnted l>y the Right Rev. Bishop 10 the third graduate, after which the prelate made tho customary charge to the pupils as to the new course of luo, with new surroundings, that their companion was about to enter upou. , The Sisters of this Order became very popular here, on llie occasion of the last visit ot the small pox, by ihelr untiring efforts to extend relief to the sick. The hospital for the infected was plaijed uuder their charge, and tho recollection ol their tearless aud carelul nursing still remains active ui the minds of the people. ? Tho Church of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, has re cently undergone oxtenRivo repairs aud enlarge ment" The Catholic people here, although In lair proportion (that is, leaving out the Cubans) to other <:hrlstiau3, Is not wealthy, and the work upou tho bulbilug has been almost completely inter rupted lor want of funds. The Bishop was to havo delivered a lecture on Monday evening, Mayia; but there being no intelligence ot the livelihood of the quarantine at Havana being raised, and fearing il It were not he might be detained too long, he avuilcd himself of the privilege extended him of going North t? Cedar Keys in the govcrnnvut steamer Geranium, proceeding thither on special service. The Prophecy of St. Malachy Again. To tub Editoh ok the Hrrald:? I havo read with Interest the articles which have appeared in the Herald recently relating to tho prophecy of St. Malactiy, Archbishop of Armagh. The most Interesting or these articles Is that which was printed in your Issue of the oth mst. It con cluded as follows Wm? Hundred ami First?We arc now at Pius IX., the 101st Pope on the list. Ho got the pro-an nouncement "Crux do Cruco," * * * such are the prophecies and their applications, attributed to St. Malachy, of Ireland, on the Popes of Rome. * * * They present tho question, is J'ius IX. the last of the Popes t Your talented correspondent undoubtedly had a copy of Clio prophecies attributed to St. Malucuy beioro luui when he prepared tho articles for the iluKALD. Why he has terminated tho prophecy of St. Malachy with tho demise or the loist Pope irom Celestiue 11., namely, the present Pontic Puis IX., is more than I can tell; except it was lor the pur pose, so prevalent nowadays wltti writers tor the p. ss?namely, to create a "sensation." If that was his object lie has certaiuly succeeded to a cer tain extent. The prophecy attributed to St. Malachy actually includes the pontiiicatesor ten addltionaroccupunts of the chair of .st. I'eter alter Pius IX. I was re minded of this ou reading the letter of your cor respondent. "David O'KeetToe," which appeared in the Herald of this morning. Mr. u'Keetfeo refers to a work edited by the late Nicholas o'Koarny, of l>nblin. Knowing that I had a copy ot Mr. O'Kearuy's boolc lying around "in a promiscuous manner," as Mrs. Partington would say, I thought 1 would hunt it up and see what Mr. O'Kearny bad to say on th" subject. The book is now before me. i Hint that tue prophecy of St. Malachy begins with Pope Celestlne 11., 1143, and goes on in regu lar order, prettj much as your correspondent of uio c.tit lias stated, until Pius LX. (the loist from Celestini') is reached, thus;? CI.?Crux de Cruce?Plus IX., 1846. . ?? to lJE Fl'LULED. I'll.?Lumen in crplo. CVII.?l'astor et nauta. fill.?Niimug aniens C\ 111.?Klos tloruni CIV'.?lUlltfio populate. CIX.?lJo tmuliulaU' lunai. CV.?Fldi s intrepiUa. OX.? De ltiboce nulls. CVI.?Pastor uiiiiulur., CXI. ?Olorlai oiivut. In persi utlouv Kxtrcnui Sanctfu Komanai Ecolesiic sedulil'. IVtras I'umautis i]Ui pusoet oves in multU irltmla linnibUH, quibun irnnnictM tortus septt c.vllis ilirurtur ut pii cx treuR'Uillg prudicubtt pupulutn suum. From the above you will see, If there is any re liance to bs placed in the prophecy, that we arc to havo a few more Popes to govern the Church catholic after u shall please Uoo to call the present distinguished Pontiff to his reward. il you consider tiie preceding worth a place In the ilEHAi.D please have it printed therein for the information oi many of your readers, and by so uomg conler a favor oil au exile from LOUGHGALL. New York, May 18, 1S73. Catholicism on the Hudson. To the Editor of tiie Hsuald:? About a year ago itev. James Fltzsimmons, late assistant pastor of the Church of lloly Innocents, New York, was appointed to take charge of St. Joseph's, RhlneclllT. On his arrival he visited the different parts oi h.s mission and saw at a glance that there was a rich harvest to be reaped, ne Immediately went to work and established seven Sunday schools in the following places:?Hyde Park, Tlvoll, Staatsburg, Rhlnecliff, Barrytown, Rliinebeck .:nd Reohook. Ladies who had the in terest of religion at heart willingly took charge of them in their respective localities. A certain hour each daj was appointed for the children to assemble, aud lather Kitzsimmous might be seen during < arh dayjjrtit,. one of his mis sions to instruct and * xplain to tho little ones the great truths of their holy laith; and lu order to encourage? them he offered as prizes beautifully bound velvet prayer books, which were won by the lollowing named chil dren:? Mi.i- Mar^ Ann Early, of Rlmiecliff; Miss Walsh, of Sstaatsburg, Miss Ellle Tierney, of Hyde Park, and Mr. Nicholas Klernan. of Staatsburg. Thus the good work went on until late in the Fall. Put no sooner aid the tlr*t symptoms of Spring appear than the good Fai her resumed his labors among the children, and on the 8th of April had the great satisfaction oi witnessing over three hundred chlhireu receive thi.lr first communion. Satisfied with the rerult of his labors among the children, tie turned his attention to the a<"nits, and bad a mission opened on the mil ol Ipril, which lasted two weeks, and was conducted with great success by Fathers Byrne and Powers, or the Dominican Order. The mission c osed on Sunday, the 4th of May, and on the 7th ol May the Most itev. Archbishop McCioskey, attended by Ills sei.Tet.uiy, Kev. John Farrelly, and assisted hy Kev. Edward Uriody, Bartholomew (Jaiiigan, John Kergsui and Charles Coriey, administered tho sacrament ol coniirm.tiloD to 439 children and adults. At eleven o'clock A. M. the children were torined into line by Father Fltzstnimons, and as the bell tolled they commenced to march from the college liaU to the church. Rarely, It ever, such a sight was witnessed beiore on the bnnks of tho Hudson. The boys were dressed in their best attire, and each wore a beautiful rosette on the leit arm. The girls, dressed In white, encircled with a blue sash, wearing long white veils which fell uracefuily over the back, and crowned with white wreaths, moved gently along, displaying the greatest humility and recollection. The church was tastefully decorated for the occasion, and was literally packed, yet the most perfect order and nicest discipline were displayed throughout tho entire service. The mass was celebrated by Rev. John Kcgan, at the conclusion of which the Most Rev. Arch tilshop delivered a beautilul and appropriate dis course to the children, and In the ond passed the highest encomium on Father Fit/.sininions for the manner he had prepared aud lustracted the chil dren of his scattered muslon lor the reception oi the sacrament. AN OBSERVER Congregational Hinging. To thk Editor of the Hirald:? When speaking of the introduction of congrega tional singing in tiie Church of St. Stephens the other day you say "that Is the /jreat lack ol tho Church in this age." Your remark contains a great truth, and there will be a hearty response from the hearts of thousands of your readers, ft Is a fact recognized us the mass oi worshippers, and roar SlVt2?Srnfhem.gre,*U00*1 8lnglllg Wtil be appre inY?f?8ay ttie People take little, ir any, part ?werv,CC8' an<l 1,0 wonder that alter a thiv J?,?? ''we all interest In ttiera savo uiat which springs from being entertained f?jU8ed. To mo it has often been cause for re gret that congregations should allow a few Hingers 10 no all the sinrfug. Singing is praise, and should be participated in t>y ail the people. A lew years ag > Iffus placed in a very ridiculous position in a quartet choir. It happened that two members of thJ choir were absent* and it devolved upon the other member and myself to do the singing. The tlrst hymn commcnced? Lord, how delightful 'tis to we A whole tuMHiiblv worship Tlieol and, although I was paid, I felt it waa wrong to be in such a position. It is very pleasant to hear four singers sing some of the lovely compositions of the great masters; but who ever looks upon it as praise to God i Who ever In the congregation feels ttiat he has, as it were, approached the Great Maker, through the singlog of a quartet in the gallery ? No one would over think of mak ing a comparison between such a choir and the grandeur of the singing of a largo congregation. Success depends a great (teal upon the people tak ing part in the sinking. There la a grandeur and an elevating influence in the harmonies set forth from a mass of voices. The people sing at l)r. Hall's church, at Ilenry Ward lieecher's anil at Spurgenn's Tanernacle, London, and whero moro successful churches than they? What is wanted are congregational rehearsals, and, If possible, re hearsals of the same tunes and hymns in the week that will be sung on the following Sunday. If the suuject is taken up hy the Hbrald I liave no doubt as to the result. S, w. A Religion* Reception at Flashing, L, I. To the Editor op the Herald:? The Interesting ceremony of reception took place I in St. Joseph's Convent chapel, Flushing, May 26, at threo P. M. Six young ladles received the veil from the Right Rev. Dr. Loughlln, assisted by several clergymon. The scene in the chapel was a beautiful one. ono portion of the edifice being filled I with ttie darkly veiled religieuses, who with bowed heads anil clasped hands, besought blessings on < the aspirants, while the other contained the pupils oi the academy, robed In white, whose youthful countenances exhibited the interest and impressive ness, incident on Heeinjr one of their number con so crate herself to God. The music was of the finest selection, the "Tantem Ergo" l>elng particularly well rendered. The ceremony closed with benedlc tloa* A PUPIL. T'1? Established Church Pulpits?Oc casional Preaching by Non-Conformist and missionary Clergymen Denied? The American and Scotch Bpiacopal Churches?Debate in the House of Com mons?Mr. Gladstone's Views?Dr. Liv ingstone as a Pulpit Orator. A debate very recently took place in the House of Commons on a bill to confer authority on In cumbents of livings, with tho consent of the bishop, to allow persons not in communion with the Established Church, to preach occasionally In the pulpits of that Church. Tho proposition has been laid before Parliament on former occasions, but a majority was always found against it. There Is so much energy and activity among tho various non-conforming bodies, and so much desire among many persons in the Estab lished Church to hear tlioir speakers, that the change, it was urged, would be useful and accept able when carried out under proper regulations. The Church buildings In question being the prop erty of tho nation, and not owned by a portion less than one-hail of the population, the proposition was accordingly supported on grounds of wisdom and Justice. The Incumbents, it appears, havo been iree since 1840 to Invito to their pulpits and to jniu In the services clergymen who belong to the EPISCOPAL CHINCHES OK AMERICA AND OF SCOTLAND. The Irish Episcopalian ministers have been always welcome, aud it lias been frequently $ald, even by the London Times, that It Is a relief to listen to ono of these clerical orators in contrast with tho rnon otrnous and vapid style of too many of their English brethren. Uut, should a clergyman of the Establish ment desire to get the assistance of a minmter of tho Established Church of Scotland, or the Free Church of Scotland, or of any one who was not a member of the English Established Church, or if he wished his congregation to hear auy AMERICAN OR GERMAN MISSIONARIES it was found that an act allowed In the colonics was prohibited by law in England. The interesting ract came out that to preach iu the churches it is not necessary to be in orders, uud that In the very curliest ages of Christianity men who were not or dained cither deacon or priest were allowed by authority of bishop to deliver discourses to the people when assembled lor worship, l'reachlng Is not a priestly oflico or sacrlllclal (unction any li: ore than reading the Lord's Prayer. Mr. Cow per-Temple, who had the bill iu charge, saw no reason on earth why a man of knowledge, intelli gence and experience should not be allowed to ad dress people in a church if it wore thought bene ficial. Mr. Thomas Hughes asked if, DOCTOR LIVINGSTONS, the eminent missionary, were staying wlC a church clergyman, would tlicro be any impropriety m asking that celebrated man to officiate in the pulpit v The Established Church w^s a department ot .state, and Parliament could regulate it as much as any other department of State. In opposition it was said that there never was a church that ad mitted hostile preachers to its sanctuaries, and that in the Episcopal Church of America, the daughter or tue Established Church in England the same rule existed. There have t>een excep tions, however. The American and .scotch churches though not having exactly the same prayer books, have yet the same creed in the main. MR. QLADSTONE came out boldly against the measure. The Non conformists were indittocent on the subject, which may account lor the Premier's course. He ac knowledged the good intent of thoso who brought tho bill forward. It had been rejected lust year and It ought not to be called up again, thus wast iuy valuable time. Tho rights ot minorities were entitled to respect, but the rights of inaiorltles wore also entitled to protection. It was proposed to permit addresses to be delivered in places of worship of tho Established Church by persoas who would be placed under no limit or responsibility whatever. Thev were to be subject to nothing be forehand. aud if t.liey chose to present what they knew to be odious and detestable to the congrega tion and opposed to its laws as a religious community they were to be subject to no reproof Of course the opposition of Mr. Gladstone settled the fate of tho bill ami a desire was expressed to withdraw it, in accordance with his wish. This would not be allowed and on a division jJ votes out or i!5U were recorded for its passage. There was no great feeling in Its favor, but fears were expressed that some strong-minded women from the United Srates might get into the church, while others held that if Mr. Gladstone himself, Mr. Disraeli John bright, Spurgeon, or Henry Ward lieechor were announced to preach under the dome or St. Paul's what crowds of all classes would press to listen to their words! Catholicity at the North Pole?Interview with n Missionary In Lapland?Estab lishment of the North Polar Mission? The Climate?The Inhabitants. Father Dumahut, Apostolic Missionary m Lap land, is ut present staying in this city, the" guest of the Redemptorist Fathers in Third street. In an interview with a Herald reporter the fol lowing conversation took place:? Reporter?Father, I havo called on you, in the interests of the readers of the Herald, to liiarn all about tho Catholic missions In Lapland and somo Interesting iacts about that land of eternal Hosts aud snows. Father Dt MAnrr-It win give me much pleasure to supply the great journal which you represent with a brief sketch of the labors of the Catholic missionaries in I.apland, of whom I am an humble representative In this wonderful country. It may not be amiss to state that the missions in those high latitudes are ot comparatively recent date they were established by the present Pontiff Pius IX., in 185d. In that year a Polish priest was'sent to explore the country and visit the Norwegian peasant on the . oast and the Laplander in his tent He was kindly received by tho wretched natives' who, although cut off irom all intercourse with the other inemburs of the great human family are bv no means wanting in hospitality. On Ills'return to Rom* this visiting missionary communicated to the Pope and to the College of the Propaganda the results or his journey. lie found the countrv mountainous and barren, the climate almost un endurable, and the roads dangerous on account of wtyi beasts. After some consultation the mission was established under the name or TnE NORTH POI-K MISSION It Included Iceland. Greenland, the Farflo and Shetland islands, the orknejs and the regions situated north ot Hudson Hay. Ti e first Mission was opened in 1866, at the month of a small river in tho Valley of Alton, in 70 degrees oi north latitude, near a village partly peopled i?v immigrant Inlanders und inhabitants of Finland Having overcome the difficulties of learning the language the missionaries soon saw their labors crowned by several conversions, und the fir^t Catholic station established. Numerous conversions fol lowed and many stations were established at tho principal centres of the countrv. To-day we have ai'ont three thousand Catholics, ft I teen priests three of whom are natives; several chapels and schools. During the past few years many stations have been established along the coast ot Norwav and chapels erected at Bergen and Frederikshid At Tromao. tho principal station in Lapland we have a large school, with a seminary attached in which thero are young men preparing lor the sacred ministry. Defore I left I had the honor and happiness to open a chapel at Mammerier, the most northern city of Europe. So you see our prospects are very encouraging. r Reporter?Who Is the local superior of the mis sion? Father Ditmahct?The Right Rev. li. Rernard Apostolic Prelect of Norway and Lapland. Ho Is a oativc o( tbo diocese or tUwUiu. Frauoo. and w%s the first to volunteer his services to CatholW^a? the Inblbttants of the Polar regions. _ a Repobteb?What Uktho religion of the natiyipsr Father Dumahut?iuch as have any rellgtoua belter profess Lutheranlsm; but the vast majority are sank in the mire oi ignorance and superstition. Repobteb?Have the Cathollo converts lull reli gious liberty* ^ . . .. Father Dumahut?Nominally they have; but the constitution of Norway excludes Catholics irom all ofllces of trust, and does not permit a Jesuit or mouk to settle In the country; so that Catholicity Is, to some extent, a proscribed religion. The King, Oscar II., Is said to be personal.y liberal; but 1 fear he will scarcely dare run counter to the con stitution. . , _ . _ KRp<?tTEB?Reverend father, may I ask you 10 give me some idea of Lapland? Fattier Dumauut?Certainly. Laptand comprises the region between 64 and 71 degrees north lati tude, and 34 and 41 degrees longitude. The coun-, try is very mountainous; some peaks rise,as mgu as 6/200 leet above the level of the sea. it is wen watered, and In tho bummer the lakes and rivers supply tlie natives with excellent fish. In tho in terior it is fearfully cold, the thermometer ranglug from 64 to 68 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. Repobteb?Iiow do the-missionaries manage to exist in such a climate ? . n. Father Dumahut?Oh, we follow the example or tho natives, and always dress In a kind or carlboe skin. The reindeer, which abounds in the nign latitudes, supplies the greater part of the wants of those simple people. It serves m a beast of burden, and it is wonderftil with what rapidity they travel, yoked to little sleds, two and a half feet long. The milk anu flesh of these useful animals furnish good food, which is eaten without bread. For drink they use snow water. We (I mean the missionaries) have to conform to the necessities of the country and the customs oi the inhabitants. Repobteb?The Wlntor must be frightfully se V?Kather Dumahut?Yes; it Is difficult to give yon a clear idea of Its intense cold. The Winter lasts nearly nine mouths, during which we have a night two and a half months long. The darkness of that long Winter night is occasionally enlivened by the
extraordinary brightness of the moon and the stars, as well as by the aurora borealls, which dis plays a sublime splendor. repobteb.?How about the Summer? Fathei^Di'MAUUT?iho heat is never very warm. No corn or iruit Is produced in that land of snow. During the Summer season there Is a day that lasts three months, and in the month of June the sun never disappears below the horizon. " Repobteb?The Inhabitants must bo physically strong to bear the rigors of such a climate. Father Dumahut?They are of medium size, thin and wiry, with long black hair. Their mouths are very large, their eyes sunken and their laces round. The dazzling reflection of the snow and tho smoke in their huts causes a variety of opthal mic diseases. You may think the lot of a missionary priest in Lapland liard and cheerless, but I assure von the docility with which the people hear tho Word of God and the satisfaction of rescuing them from Ignorance, error and vice amply compensate us for all our privations and labors. Repobteb?May I ask you, Father, the object of your visit to America? Father Dumahut?My visit to America, like every act of mv life since my ordination, is lor the spiritual good' of the poor Laplanders. The good people ot Montreal and New Orleans have contrib uted very liberally In aid of tho 'North Polar Mis sion ?" and I have no doubt that If the generous people of New York knew oi our spiritual poverty they would not require to be asked for help. The reporter, having thanked Father Dumahut for his courtesy and wished him success on hla mission, took his leave. The Feast of Weeks?A Jewish Festival Yesterday evening the Jewish festival of Sfwruot, or Feast of Weeks, began. It comes inopportunely here at this season, slnco it was designed to com memorate the goodness of Almighty God In giving prosperous harvests, of whoso first fruits, whether of wheat or barley, or other grain, the people of Israol were to present offerings to God. The sea son has been too lar behind with us here to admit of harvest offerings on this the 1st day of June, 1873. Hut at other times and in other places even now the Scriptural Injunction as found in Exo dus, xxxlv.,22; Leviticus, xxiil., and Deuteronomy, xvl 0 can bo literally fulfilled. The festival con-< tinues seven Sabbaths, or a week of weeks, even seven weeks. It was ordained, before the Israel ites entered Into tho Promised Land, and so strict was Its eniorcement that they were restrained by statute irom eating either bread or parched corn or green ears until the self-same day that they had brought an opfebino unto theib ood. They were to bring a sheaf ior a weave offering unto the priest, and the day after the first Sabbatn tliev were to begin to count lllty days, so that seven Sabbaths might be Included tu tho festival. Other offerings of lambs, kids and young bullocks were also made at the same time, and at the end of the seven weeks the festival ot the Ingathering of harvest commenced. Hits Feast of Weeks is one of the principal Jewish leasts, and, with the Passover, is, perhaps, more generally kept than any other. It is one of the three great festivals which, lu aucient times, called all the males of the Lord's people from every part of tne earth to go up to Jerusalem to appear before Him in tlie temple. But, like other testivals of Its kind It does not command the same attention here that It does In Europe, nor in this ago as it ?lid centuries a*o. It is, however, mora popular than some others. It does not demand so much self-denial as tho Passover, the Tabernacles or others; It occurs at a season of the year when nature is arrayed lu her gayest attire and It Is a least of rejoicing and not ot sorrow. In modern times It has come to be Identified more or less with the Rlvlugol THE LAW ON MOUNT SINAI, wherebv a nation of slaves was selected and. or dained "to becomo a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. It cannot be denied that the Slnaitlc code surpasses all other cuiictinents. It sustains the soul and teaches man how ho may enjoy the bane fits derived from other sources by turning his course neavenward. The observer ol God's laws alone is happy. He blesses uot only himself, but by his teachings and example Is made a perpetual bene diction to others. It Is this law which has kept Israel a separate and a united people, scattered as tliev have been for centuries to the lour corners of the earth and it is obedience to this law that shall keeu them one forever, not only with themselves, but with God. Church and State In Ajla. By advices from Rangoon, India, we learn that Juswunt Sing, the new Maharajah of Joodpoor, feasted the Brahmins for a number of days, and won their good will by distributing 125,000 rupees among theui ami assigning to them five villages for religious purposes. Chnrch Fair In Brooklyn. A fair Is now in progress In tho tent erected on the grounds adjoining the Church of tho Nativity, corner of Madlion street and Clason avenue, Brooklyn. The Interior arrangements and display are the counterpart of the fair recently held in aid of the cathedral. Jay street. Tne proccods are to to aid in liquidating the debt of the new church, of which Rev. M. G. Moran is pastor. The lair, which Is well deserving a visit, will be continued during the week. ministerial Movements and Changes. PBESBYTEBIAN. Rev. T. B. McFalls, a Presbyterian minister, for merly a member of the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, died In Washing ton city. May 22. The Synod of Beirast, Ireland, has renewed the proposition for a "Pan Presbyter ian Council" lu an overture sent to the Irish Gene ral Assembly. The disendowed Presbyterian min isters of Ireland, It appears, receive larger salaries under the voluntary prtnclplo than they did be fore. The sustentation fund ror the year just closed amounted to $125,000, gold, which gave to each minister a supplemental dividend of $100, go!d, above the old sum. Rev. Joseph Elliott, who was until recently minister of the Con gregational church, Halifax, N. S., has ap plied to be received Into the Canada Pres byterian church. The Rev. Frederick Home, late of the Synod of the Church of Scotland, and who was located in Bathurst, has also applied to be ad mitted a minister of the Canada Assembly. A regular Presbyterian service will bo maintained in Vienna during the Exposition. Clergymen of the Church of Scotland will conduct the alternoon services. Rev. Dr. Moore, a minister of the Irish church, will officiate lu the morning. Rev^C. H. Park has been msiailed pastor of the Presbyterian church at Circleville, N. Y. Rev. Thomas C. Easton, A. M., has received a call to the First l'resbytertan church in Belvtdere, Boone county. III.; salary $2,ooo, with vacation of two months. Rev. I). G. Bradford lias assumed tho pasterate ot the First Presbyterian church of Lafayette, Ind. Mr. W. O. Goodloo was recently ordained and installed pastor of tho Presbyterian church at Mount Sterling, Ky. The Presbyterian Mission Boards closed their ecclesi astical year with a debt of $128,ooo, and when they went to tho General Assembly at Baltimore a mo tion whs made to curtail expenditures, which so aroused the enthusiasm and zeal of the delegates i)res'-ut that they started subscriptions In the As sembly, alter the Methodist fashion, and In a lew minutes $76,000 of the entire Indebtedness was niedged. It was believed that the remainder would be raised beiore adjournment. If so this would make the grand total of $582,000 contributed tor missionary purposes by the Presbyterian churches during tho year. The General Assombly of the cum norland Presbyterian onurch, which met at Uunts rille Ala., last week, has ioo presbyteries, 1,000 ministers and 00,000 communicants. It has two universities and several colleges ender Its control, and its total contributions for last year amounted to more than half a million of dollars. The t n?ed Presbyterian Church of Scotland has expended in Its foreign mission work last year nearly twenty thousand dollars moro than its receipts, it lias built, a church and school nt Jerez, Spain, at aoost of tio.ooo; in China and Rajportana, 'a""*' It has expended nearly twenty thousand dol inrs more and has, isisldes, sent out eight new mustouarlea to OiffereuAioWU of labor, i'ue General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland li^ttlng a little trouble an Ha bauds In this wiseRev. ??"? Saunders, a minister at Gargunnock, near HtenM^ bought a railroad excursion ticket v^cll?re<l?f??^ him to returu on the 13th of a month. He stayed away until the 16th, and then, as charged, altered the 3 to an 8 and travelled on the tlcset. tie was condemned lu a civil court, having let the case go by default. Ills presbytery then took the matter In hand ami also convicted him, but he has ap pealed t? the General Assembly and threatens, la case that body gives a verdict against him. to ap peal to the civil courts. It 10 said that he has plenty of monev, left By a recently deceased rela tive, and that he takes great pleasure in litiga tions. The case of Rev. Sir. Knight, for a publica tion on prayer, In which he took Professor ryn dall's view of it. Is also to come beiore the Assem bly, and in case or an adverse decision, which is expected, he, too, will carry the question into the civil courts. The aml-unlonlsts also threaten to sue the Assembly for certain ecclesiastical proper ty, which they claim as the original true-blue tree Churchmen. KOU AN CATHOLIC. Next Sunday being Trinity Sunday the annual collection for the Pope will be taken up in all the churches or this diocese and the arch-dlocese ol Baltimore. The month of May has been celebrated throughout Rome with great piety. The churches of aanta Maria a .I'opolo, S. Carlo a Catinarl, S. Carlo a Corso, Santa Marie Maggloro and Gesu have been densely thronged at every service. Nor are the little altars at the street corners forgotten; but, notwithstanding, the bwauri are brilliantly Il luminated at night and adorned with flowers. The Sacrament of Ccmfirmatlon was administered on Ascension Thursday to crowds of chtldreu and a good number of adults, In the churches of the As sumption (Jay and York streets) and Holy Trinity (Montrose avenue). A Roman correspondent of the Cattiolic Review writes that in the Italian capital, on the evening of May 8, two well-known and highly respectable priests were going quietly home through the Catnpo Fiore when seme of our neo Romans thought fit t* insult them, and one of them received a very cruel blow on tho head, which nearly stunned him. A crowd Boon formed, and maov honest persons, indignant at this outrage, befriended the two prleBts. The Rev. + ather Cor coran, pastor of St. Joseph's church, took his de parture lor Europe In the Cunard steamer Russia on Wednesday, the 21st lnst. Tho pilgrimage to the shrine of Carravagto, North Italy, seems to have been a most brilliant success: over fifteen thou sand persons from Milan, Lodl, Pavia, I'alra, Cre mona and Breslca assisted. The congregation of the Passlonlsts, which is very widely extended, has since 1830 been greatly revived in England, Ireland, Belgltm and Australia. In this country It has now five houses. Last week Archbishop Bayley con firmed 1,420 persons In Washington, D. C., 200 of whom were converts. A new catholic university, ?lving full courses of sacred and secular educa Ion, IB to be founded near St. Joseph, Mo. Tho 1 Brothers from Notre Dame University, in Indiana, are making the arrangements, and 150 acres of 1 land have been given tor the site of the now Insti tution. A House of the Good Shepherd is In course of erection, which promises to be u great ornament to Ocean Hill, East New York. The Right Rev. T. 1 P. Hendrlcken, Bishop of the Diocese of Provi dence, and his Secretary, the Rev. Father Sullivan, sailed for Europe on Wednesday, tne 14th of May. Rev. Wm. F. Sheehan, or West Troy, N. Y., sailed a week ago Tor Europe, intending to visit Home and the Pope before nls return In the Fall. A short time ago, while Rev. Father Early, President of tne Jesuit College In Georgetown, D. C., was talking to Archbishop Bayley, in that city, ne was suddenly stricken with paralysis, which has now proved fatal. The editor ol the Freeman's Journal transmitted yesterday by steamer a bill of exchange for $874 ol?a birth day present to the Pope lrom the readers of the journal. Archbishop McCloskey has administered the rite of confirmation to 1,346 children In this city since May 21. The' Easter collections lor the Roman Catholic orphan Asylums, in the churches or this city, amount to $24,664 87. The "mission" at St. John's cnurch, Brooklyn, alter a very fruit ful season, closed on the 26th. The new church of St. Anthony, at Greenpolnt, L. I., will be 160 feet long and 73 feet wide. The splro will be 210 feet. Tho material will bo brick, trimmed with Nova Scotia stone. The death is announced or Rev. Hen^y William Wllberforce, sob or the great t philanthropist, who, about twenty years ago, be came a convert to Romanism, and was for many years proprietor or the Catfiollc SUinOard. His brother Is the Episcopal Bishop Winchester. BAPTIST. Tho Baptist church In Chester, Pa., have give* their pastor, Rev. A. F. Shauafeit, four months' va cation for a trip to Europe. He will sail early In June. Rev. D. McLaughlin, of Clarksburg, W. Va., being In 111 health, has gone to Pack's Ferry, W. \ a., to spend the Summer. The missionary contribu tions or tho Baptists of Kentucky during the past year were $23,000, at least $3,000 more than the ag gregate of preceding years. There are two en dowed male Baptist colleges in Kentucky, one at Georgetown aid one at Russeilville?"Bethel. These colleges have about two hundred and flity students, of whom forty have the miulstry In view. The Baptists are the most numerous denomination of Christians in the State or Kentucky, numbering 1191 churches, 614 ministers and 120,000 members, of whom at least 30,000 are colored. 'ihe latter liave a General Association, which meets lu 'August In Paris, Ky.# The Virginia Baptist state Convention held its annual session last week at Alexandria. A large proportion of tho pastors and delegates were slaves previous to the war. Rev. W. A. Caplinger has Just accepted tho pastorate of the Baptist church at Greenwood, Ind. The Rev. Jacob Msrrls has assumed the pas torate of the Baptist church at Sharpsvllle, Pa. A Baptist church of thlrtv-three members has been organized at Greensburg, l'a., over whom Kev. R. C. Morgan will take the pastoral oversight. Tho Rev. J. H. Ruby, lately of Omaha, Neb., having committed some'Indiscretions prejudicial to his ministerial character while temporarily supplying the Baptist church, he has been expelled from the pulpit and from lellowship In tho church, whose members declare that I10 Is "unworthy the confi dence of the churches or membership In a Chris tian church." The First Baptist church of Cleveland, t?hlo, have extended a call to the Rev. A. J. F. Behrends, of Yonkers. It Is thought the invitation will be accented. At St. Paul, Minn., a Baptist church is .being built, which, with the grounds, will cost about ono hun dred thousand dollars. It Is said to be the wealthiest Baptist church west of the Mississippi River. The Baptist churches at Mlddletown, N. J., and Roxborough, Pa., retain tho apostolic cus tom ol "laying on or hands" on all baptized believ ers. The churches or the "Six Principle Baptists" In Rhode Island also practise the rite. The Rev. Handel G. Nott, rather ol the late Kev. A. Kingman Nott, a few years ago pastor or the First Baptist church or New York, died recently In Rochester, N. Y. Rev. A. Edson has resigned his pas I torate In Fall River, Mass., and all three of the Baptist churches there are pastorless. Kev. >v. I B. Gillette has lately closed his long and successful pastorate at Shllob, N. J., and entered on mlsslon I arv work for the Western Seventh-day Baptist Association. EPISCOPALIAN. A memorial against Romish practices In the Church ol England, signed by upwards or sixty thousand persons, has been presented to the Arch bishops of the Church. The memorialists asked that the Bishops of the Church should exercise their authority ror the entire suppression ol cere monies and practices adludged to be illegal; to protect them and their families in the admission of candidates to holy orders, In the licensing 01 curates and the distribution or patronage, from the teaching which, when taken In Its plain and ob vious meaning, is subversive of those truths to which their Protestant Church, as keeper and wit ness of Holy Writ, had ever borno its lalthful testi mony. The Archbishops undertook to draw up and circulate a reply, and further promised that every thing in their power stiould be done to prevent In iracrlons ol the law. At the late session ol the Irish Synod a resolution was introduced explanatory or the Black Rubric deuyiug the "real presence" in tho eucharlstic elements. But after much discus sion It was shown irom the Bennett ease that the Courts took no cognizance whatever or the Rubric or the declaration attached thereto, and that such a resolution as proposed would be worse than useless, ft was, therefore, laid aside. Hie restoration or the Cathedral or Chester. Eng land, Is nearly completed. All the south side and part or the north are finished. Union church has been established at Constantino ple, the ob|ect or which is to supply some?>fUH-rt ligious wants of the largo number of British and American residents at ^?nstantlple, nrm%'* of them engineers In the ?*->rvlct Turkisn government. The.? ,uh fdIhcopiU services in the two English r.pifeiopiu churches; but the proposed church will i. ovulo afternoon and evening services for I rotestunis 01 other denominations, 01 which nifin wiihfitr to iivaii themselves, the ciiurcn mis Hlonarv Society of Great Britain ordained two nauve preachers in mdia last .year, who had heon sat in Brooklyn lost week; from the committees' reports It appears that tne receipts to the fund ror lie aired and infirm clergy amounted to $M.8 riiirfnst the year and tile disbursements to $.\76fl. The nernianeiit fund amounts to $21, <23. Ihe <lio cpse irave nut $153 toward the seminary luixl, tnomrh It had three, students In the seminary. The 1 Folscopa'fund consists now of $r>J,922. Ihe year's [ receipts thereto were $5,290 and the disbursements therefrom $5,202. St. Andrew's church, at Klch- I mond S. I., having been destroyed by lire and re built was dedicated last Sunday. The friends of the Established Church 111 England are greatly ex cited over the rumor that Mr. Gladstone intends to bring in a bill disestablishing the Cnarcii ol Great Britain. MKiuoniST. The Bev. 1. W. Waugli, I). D.. left Chicago for his work 111 India May 14. intending to embark at sail Francisco June 1. lie takes with hlui .1 line set of astronomical instruments, the gift of a Methodist layman. 'Hie South Itarlem Methodist Episcopal church of this city held Its anniversary on Thurs day last and had an enjoyable occasion. The cor ner stone of the new Methodist Episcopal entiren at Clarence, Western New York, Rev. J. B pastor, will be laid 011 Wednesday next. M'Kendree church, Washington city, Roy. G. ?. ceoper, pastor, is nearly completed, and will ne dedicated by Bishop Ames June 15. Bishop Ana.ows is to preach tho annual sermon before Simpson Ocuteuwv Col^go u?*tSuadM. K writer in m. Fmnaeilcal SontagstMU, published in Stuttgart, Oe?many expects thut the delegates to theJTvan aeiical Alliance iu New York will us* theli tuftuerio* mth that body tuat tlie Methodists be compel led el the r to wit hd raw lrom German* or be expelled ? urn the Alliance. So write* Dr. Jaooby, the great araan^American Methodist missionary to a West inawr'llle First Metli?dlst Episcopal church SE&wfensrsws St&ftMS ^tt?awasSfts: a visit sonth for his health. Ue win vttlt roe prea cipal Southern cities. A meeting was held iu sa. George's church, 1'hiladelphla. lfaj? ?, in uw ? tefests or the Philip Embury ??numentemtcrpr^ ltev. Bishop Simpson, Rev. Thomas 1. Tawker, a and Rev. Jumes Maraden dellvered addroM^. Bishop Foster sailed yesterday Jor Bremej. He was accompanied by two or hb children and soveral other Wends. On h? arrival in Bremen he will go at onoe to Scandinavia, spending about thrce weeka in Sweden and Norway. Thence he will proceea to Calw, Germany, where he will preside at the Conlerenoc or Germany and Switzerland. whose session opens July 2. Thence the Bishop wttt inn mo v through France? Spain nod Portugal^ to sail rrom Lisbon lor Montevideo, Buenos Ayresand other points 111 South America. The statistics o4 the Wesley an Mothodlst .society in Germany Ilor 1872 as published in Dtr Muthodisiifn liiruUl, area# follows :^Numl>er of haUs and preaching place* iak . increase during the year, tt. Preacheis, assisV Ints andZcuts ?j; increase. 2. Local preached and exhorters, 56; Increase, 14. Sunday * lft* incrpuse 9. SQlldHV school tOfl-CllOW, 65% ltt 33 Hunaay Hcholarn, 854; increase. ML Full members, 1>8?6!n1"cI??802 .?2'. increase8^" trial do* iiicrcUp.se. 6. Hearers^ 0j278t lutrcftBC,??*? There 'is a great revival in progress at An irusta Ga. Tnore have been already over 16? conversions, ami the work continues with great nower More tliau two hundred and fifty member! have been added to the different charges. The growth of Methodism in the West is very remark able A year ago Rev. R. U. Crane, of the Detroit Conference, was transferred to the Michigan Colony in Nebraska, nearly one huudred miles west of the presiding cider's limits, and where, Out a anon time since, the howling or the wolf aQjl^'^ trainp of the buffalo were the principal sonndB heard tn thn.c wilderness* April 13? 187*? witnessed the or* Smzatlonof the first religious society in that re gion. Soon others sprang up aroundl it,.and at Xhe recent session of the Conierouce the region was S iniH urcsiding elder's district, with the SSSfeBiSM nraaon in London, up behalf or tnc new Westminster Chapel, on flie loth of June. A large uartv or Virginia Methodist ministers lelt PorW? ufouth on Weduesday evening for aa e? to Now Yerk and Uoatern cities. They travel rw water. The party consista or Drs. I. E. Law ajl* and J. C. Grauberry, and Revs. A. C. Bleusoe ana H i'1 Woodward, of Richmond, Rev. f .J and Rev P. A. Peterson, or NorloUt, Prestdlng Elder ol thd district. They are ministers of the highest attainments and the llrst orators ol the connection. Doubtless many or our tions would be pleased to have an opportunity oj listening to these distinguished clergymen during their trip North. MISCELLANEOUS. The average salary or oi.ouo Protestant clorg* men In the United States Is computed at $700 M. nuallv Probably more than one-tliud or tac wnow receive not more than $W0. According to missioner Wells' report, a ^j8"^ to o! for si3 workintf days an avefage ol $4 pci qbl? si 250 annually, almost double the payment oi the clerffv. The General Synod of the Lutherani Church hokfs its twenty-sixth session iu Canton, Ohio, on gs&ishss?",s*. rormanq dedicated a new church in pnnaueip?uii ?n v^lv is it to a handsome stoue structure in which tlie Germanic-Gothic style of architecture nrovftiis The voluntary principle having been In troduced lately into the Reform church at Oley, Pa by Rev. Mr. Hoffman, the benevolent contrlbu oonshaYe trebled under' Its influence. Rev. J . Leberman, of the Theologieal seminary at Tiffin,Ch, h?c taken charge or the Reformed church at Louis vme O Tlie General Synod or the Reformed Church In America will meet in stated session in the Second Reformed church or New Brunswig, on Wednesday, June 4, 1873. at three o'clock P. * The Synodical sermon wUlbe pwach^on tfceevM i__ nt' that (Iav bv Rev. Joachim Elmcndorr* i/? ***% tlie President of the last Synod. Five hundred copiel of the Bible in the Chinese language are in circular tlou iu Japan among the more oulttvated Japanewj who can read Chinese. The Bible In Japanese wiu soon be ready for distribution. On the 7th or June the foundations or the newa tab*, ernacle are to be laid, for the use oj Mr Talmage's congregation. Nearly all the nromineut mlnUters or the city are to bear a part. During the month or May, eleven mlssionarie^ qaynn men and five wibicd?sail under tn# ap* pointment of the American Board. 01 tlief?oilv? return to their former Acids of labor, riiei re mainder are beginning their mission work. NoarlJ twentv years have elapsed since a mission was started in Csesarea. The llrst Sabbath congrcga tinn numbered thirty, who listened attentively to the Gospel, and soon a church was oriraulzed^vlth eiirht members. The werk has continued to pros npr and now we find a Protestant communiry tol mnr* thin a thousand: Sabbath schools number rive? seven hundred pupils; four strong chnrchus with nearly threo hundred numbers, active and earnest in the support m nrhnois lor the education oi their chuuren, ina Gospel preached In more than a dozen towns out* SSVs' -s ctiurcr^ of the Reformed church of Lewisburg. I a. niKn iiArmitaiTP church In Tennessee, was r?bl>ea last week oft he Bible a'n.l hymn-book on Its pulpit. The Bible was presented to Ganeral AJidrew Jack sou by a ladv at Washington during his Presiden tial term, and was used in his lamlly untll hla <ioath niter which it was presented by Mrs. An drew Jwkson to Mrs. Marion Adams. For a long time it was taken lrom the Ilermitage to the church every Sabbath and returned after the services. At the close of the war it had become so woi u that it necessarv to have It rebound and some ol the^nst naares replaced by those taken lrom other Bibles! ^t remained at the church alter that uutU stolen. FOatT-FOCBTH STREET S?MAGO?UE. Israel1! Relation to God~Th? Great Betrothal and It* Results?Care foi the Poor Children During the Sum* tmr?CiKourtc by Rev. Mr. Isaac*. Yesterday being the evo of one ol the three great festivals of the Jewish Church Rev. Mr. Isaaea preached a brief discourse on the characteristics of God's betrothal to Israel. The attendance or wor shippers was comparatively good, though the ante preaching services were somewhat prolonged, owing partly to the ract that certain mem bers or the congregation took turns to read some portion of the Torah. Mr. Isaacs preraced Ills discourse with a few remarks touching gthe Festival of Sbcvnot, or Feast ol Weeks, which begins to-ilay and continues for seven weeks. Standing here on the threshold ol another or our great festivals, he said, I had de signed to defor any remarks 1 might have to maka thereon until to-morrow. I thought also that the attendance would be small on account of the op pressive weather we have had. But THIS DAY IS 80 PLEASANT and the congregation so large I will offer a few rt niarks on the words of the prophet Hoses, II., 21? '?I will betroth thee unto me forever in righteona ness and in justice, in talthtuiness and in everlast iug kliulness." These words, the minister said, wer? kuown and were treasured in the olden tunes. They were tied around the centre linger three times, that they might t>e remembered and that the peo ple might know that they were God's betrothed ones. This prophecy was given at a time wheu Ilosea was leading tne people who did not deservo his care or instruction. It was a time when they were given to idolatry, and upou one occasion th?. prophet addressed the Lord Uod asking him to let isfiiel go and choose for himscir another people who should be more upright and obedient. Other prophets at different times did the same thing, but they did not know nor understand the character and attributes or the Lord. Hosea was told that whate\er Israel might do the Almighty was still betrothed to them lorover. There have always been some who have been betrothed unto the Lord in righteousness and in jusilce and in ever lasting kindness. Agafti, the Lord has betrothed us to llimsell'ln justice and we should all be just; in peace and in kindness so that we should live In peace with ami show kindness one to another; not, however, lor the sake of being recompensed again. The THE KtNPNESS WK PO TO TUB PBAP cannot be returned to us naain. Mr. Isaacs wag alad, lie said, that, he could see this spirit or kind ness inanirested toward the poor children for whose benefit arrangements were fceinpr madebythe wealthv ere they left the city for the Summer to give the little ones an opportunity to breathe the pure country air from time to tluie. We must not lor get our vouii)T ones, but by precept and example team them to know Ihe Lord. Mr. Isaacs ad dressed a few words then to a youth who had been admitted to read the I'orah. He cpmpllnlented him on t tie diligence and luithfiilnest ol his parents who would train the lad up In the way tuat he should go, and the youth hiinse, f who had shown such proficiency In his studies., |lie couimonded him to OBEY THE I,OKI) and to make His fear his delight?not the fear of the Lord, which produces terror, but that which is the beginning of wisdom?the feur which la lie gotteu oi love and which is a ccrtalu protection la every lime of trouble. He urged him also t# obey bis parents, thst his days might, be long In the land, as the l.ord had promised they should be, and urged a general adherence to the oreccpts of tn* law. Heliglons services will be held In the syna gogues to-day, with preaching in many of them, bui there will bo very ilttlo other observMMMC ti the fepUvfkl during Ita continuance.