Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 15, 1873, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 15, 1873 Page 6
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RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. 1 June 15?Second Sunday After Pentecost. HERALD RELIGIOUS PROGRAMME. Herald Heligions Cor respondence. Fashionable Funeral* and What Follows. A Plain Question Requiring a Plain Answer. DECLINE OF METHODISM. INTERESTING MOSAIC NEWS. Preparing the Way of the Lord. FOREIGN RELIGIOUS MATTERS MOVEMENTS OF THE CLERGY. Services To-Day. Bishop Janes will this morning address the Meth odist Episcopal District Conference in St. Luke's. Love feast at three o'clock P. M., and a public meeting at half-past seven, to be addressed by wmbcrs of the Conference. l)r. Talmage preaches lils final ante-vaeation ser mons at the Brooklyn Academy tins morning and evening. "Heaven Very Close to Earth" is the theme npon winch Rev. George II. Hepworth will address the congregation of the Church of the Disciples this morning. "The Difference Between Believing and Hot Believing" will be shown in the evening. Church extension and city missions will be advo cnted by Kcv. Messrs. R. Meredith, J. Pullman and John Parker, and Mr. W. K. Peyton in Seventh street Methodist church this evening. A meeting in aid of the picnics for the poor will be held in St. Luke's Hospital chapel this evening, to be addressed by Hev. William Klrkus, of Eng land. Rev. William P. Corbctt preaches morning and evening at De Kalb avenue Methodist church, Brooklyn. Professor Roberts will preach, morning and even ing, at. St. Thomas' chapel. Services at the usual hours in the Church of Christ by Kev. W. C. Dawson. Rev. I'. T. Tracy preaches, morning and evening, jn the Church or the Rciormation. Preaching at Laight street Baptist Mission, In the morning and evening, by Rev. Halsey W Kuapp. Her. W. IL Pendleton will preach in the Fifty third s'reet church, morning and evening. Dr. Price will preach in the morning, and Dr. Ceer, oi St. Timothy's, in the evenlug, at St. Ste phen's (Episcopal). At the Sixth avenue Union Reformed chtirch Kev. Mr. Merrltt will conduct the services as usual. Sunday school meetlug at half-past two In the ftlternoon. Bev. J. W. Barnhart preaches, morning and even ing, lu Forsyth ?treet Methodist church. "Some of the Dangers to Young Men in Cities" irill be portrayed by Bev. Wayland Iloyt, in the Baptist Tabernacle, this evening. Morning and evening services as nsnal at the Methodist Free Tabernacle. Rev. John E. Cook man will preach. Dr. Cheever preaches morning and evening in Trinity Baptist church. "Recognition by Saints in Heaven" is Rev. Mr. Bavles' theme for this evening, at Berean Baptist Church. At the First Baptist church Dr. Anderson preaches morning and evening. "The Office of Temptation" will be explained by JUv. Henry Powers tills morning in the Church of the Messiah. "Rev. Dr. Sampson preaches to th# Flftwavcnue ?aptlst congregation in the morning and evening. Rev. IL A. Chapln preaches at the usual hours In TVest Twenty-third Btreet Presbyterian church. The congregation of New York Presbyterian Church will worship in Bieecker Building this morn ing and evening. Rev. Mr. Page preaches. There will be services (English) In the Russian Greek chapel this morning, at ten o'clock. The French Reiormed church will worship in Association Uall this morning. Preaching by Rev. ?. Borel. Dr. Flagg preaches in the Eighty-filth street Church morniug and evening. Services at half-past ten A. M. and live P. M. in Anthon Memorial church, when Rev. R. Heber Jicwton will preach. At Spring street Presbyterian chnrch Rev. Mr. MeCampbell preaches at half-past ten A. M. and fcaif-past three P. M. Yonng peoole's prayer meet In x at a quarter before eight P. M. Rev. David Mitchell will preach at Canal street Presbyterian church in the morning and at half past three In the afternoon. Chaplain Laval, of the Bieecker street Mission, lectures this morning and afternoon on "The First Article of the Creed." At three P. M., in the University, Bishop Snow %ltl expatiate upon "The Fifth Monarchy soon Coming." Mrs. Hyzer, Inspirational speaker, will lecturc at Robinson Hall this evening. Professor Wilcox will address the Cosmopolitan Conference this afternoon on the subject of "Com pulsory Education." Fashionable Filarial* and Thrlr An aoyancei. To tite EntTon of tub Hkkald:? Life is the only conundrum that, sooner or later, all of us have to ' give up." Bnt in giving up that which is not ours, and, therefore, beyond our Control, we sometimes fall back with a sort of tri umphant air upon that which is ours and which we think proper to use as a "law of compensation." In this, however, do we not occasionally "run the thing into the ground," as we literally do the ot? Jects of our loud attachment, and, by mistaken zeal, tsaite an unseemly public exhibition and gala ?cene of the most solemn act that falls to the duty Of man to perform ? The "boy of the period" who, because of some fanoied slight, shook his linger menacingly at his little neighbor playmate, who had recently lost a relative, and chucklingly remarked, "You wait un <11 we have a funeral at our house," was uncon' fcciously "the <:*mtug man:" the average to-day o^ our "society," who are never satisfied unless tney go to extremes in all things, who iiv* fast and die last who see In a wedding and a funeral the same opportunity to throw in the identical gorgeous euects lor the gaping approval of "Mrs. Grundy." If at the former they try to outdo each other In the superficial measure and in the t>uoiber of their gilts of silver and articles of virtu; If at the latter, in the .profusion, costliness and vanity of shapes their jloral presents assume, all oi which arc sent, duly Picketed, with the donors' names in prominent characters, and placed in such conspicuous posi tions 'is best to excite the wonder, adulation, ami, Tnavbap. the envy or all beholders. Generous outlay at marriages is eminently proper lu order to contribute towards marking the event an the most important step, and, It is to hoped, the lapplcst in life, while extravagance of expenditure, we think, should never characterize the ceremonies and the surrounding* attend ing the burial of the dead, nil of ?wiilcta should be Impressive because ut feeing simple and free from all unnecessary display jruawoerer in remembrance ot tup unmistakable words found In Genesis 111., 10, and *!)!f,!\.iPmdu8t rich and poor alike-'-Thou art dust, andautodnBt thou sitaic return." Why, then, or display f The soul has left tl?e h?dy its creator. Ail else is not spiritual, but *01 the earth, e.irthly," and to this it Is incumbent upon the living to show a reverential love and' a proper respect consistent with a 'ru>y J0'??? occasion. All else is a mockery and a ??*? ?^ow and unworthy of the intelligence of the age in WABhBomelVpeer8onfl residing elsewhere may not know what extravagance in money as we 1 M In manner now obtains at city luneruU. we wl" ?*at? that we attended oue recently In New York city, where the deceased, a young lady ol about twenty live years of aue, had her face painted by an artist to cover places blackened where inortljlca tion had set In; her hair curled and decorated t>y a proiessional hairdresser; her wedding dress, cn traitie, conspicuously wrapped around her per son; her hands encased in delicate white kid gloves and holding a brlual bouquet; ilowers 011 her cotlin, beneath It and on the floor for seve ral leet around, lormiug a perfect labyrinth 01 floral wealth fashioned Into crosses, anchors, hearts, broken columns, 4c., Ac., and over aud around all these were burning myriads ol gas jets gaylv illuminating the parlors, which had been darkened for the occasion by closing the windows. Hundreds ol persons were there who never the deceased or any member of the family, but wno came out of mere Idle, morbid curiosity, and to help to 1111 the scores of carriages composing the luneral cortege. . _ Now, Is all this right?In fact, Is it decent ? (an it be proptr to make an exhibition ol the aeaa as we would ol the latest style of bonnets In a milli ner's window or a statue In an art gallery, or some rare, wild anluial In a cage 1 Most assuredly not, and the soonor the practice Is discontinued the ' "Besides which tho expense attending these fune rals is simply enormous, and in very many cases lar beyond the means of the family whom relent less fashion calls upon to make the unseemly di. - plav. Many there are who run Into debt on these occasions, and their regrets lor the departed are curiously mingled into regrets at the costliness or his exit. In the matter of carriages alone there is an unjustifiable amount of money spent, which even the very poorest of the people feel called upon to indulge In. A short time ago the Catholic churcn 01 this diocese, we believe, promulgated an order limiting tho number of carriages to attend funerals ol persons dying in their laith, which was as respectful to the (lead as it was considerate to tl And'pray, why should not people who attend funerals go In their own carriages or hire them lor the purpose ? When they go to or return Irom a friend's liouse on other occasions they do not ex pect the host or his representatives to provide them with carriages. 1 The custom, too, of strangers attending funerals Is an objectionable one and should be corrected. What right has an entire stranger, whom you would not, as a matter of course, Invite to your house, to take advantage of your misfortune and probably crowd out your friends from gaining en trance oeneath your roof ? in England a oetter custom prevails. There none come to the house 011 such occasions except those in vited, while the chuicli, If there be ser vice ffhere, and the cemetery are open to all. By this means confusion, which, more or less, aiwavs occurs at large assemblies, is avoided, 111. ninuly of the deceased is not Indelicately; intruded upon, aud perhaps ill-afforded expense is not m CUThe1Jewlsh rites of burial are. In many respects, worthy of consideration by other sects. With them the rich man's iuueral Is In all essen tial particulars the same as the poor man's With both all ostentation Is scrupulously avoided. The inner and the outer."habiliments of the grave" are of the plainest kind, aud when the tenement of the soul is deposited in its hist resting place here on earth?so beautllully and signifi cantly called by flitm their bet cituiyeem (house of the living)?no martial music, discharge or mus ketrv or other grandiloquent demonstrations are ever permitted to intrude upon the solemnity of the set ue. SEMI-OCCASIONAL. Washington, D. C., June 13, 1873. A Plain Aniwcr DcstrcU to a Plain <lues> tlon. To TIIB EDITOR OF TIIE IlERALO:? As you open your Sunday columns to the discus sion or biblical and theological questions 1 avail myself ol them, not for the purpose or captious or so-called Infidel argumentation, but to get from some of your "orthodox" readers a plain and une quivocal answer to a sincere and conscientious question. If It has ever been asked or answered before I have not had the good fortune to meet with it in my reading. We are told by our ortho dox friends that in Adam's sin and consequent fall the penalty of eternal death, or Its synonym, eter nal punishment, was entailed on the human race; and as this sin was an infinite sin against the In finite law of an infinite God, there could be no pos sible lorgiveuess for It or commutation of the pen alty, and mat nothing less than inflnlte punish ment could satisfy the demands of violated Infinite justice. To satisiy this demand, therefore, which could not be done by man except by the suffering decreed, we are lurther told that Christ took the peualty upon himself; that lie literally sub stituted Himseli in the place of fie sinner, and Daid the whole debt due by hlra to his Inflexible and omnipotent Creditor. In other words, that which man. the transgressor, owed aud had to pay In all Its length, breadth aud terrible entirety, Christ, lor man and in his place and stead, assumed ami undertook, and did pay as lully aud complete y and to the last farthing as though the debt had been of His own individual creation. The law affixed the penalty and Christ assumed It, uot by cominu. tation 01 tune or by limitation or extension In de irree or otherwise ol bodily or spiritual agony, but by substituting Himself In the place ol man under the same curse or Its fearful consequences, bounded, if bounded at all. bv the same limits and to be endured to the same extent a# the sinner was doomed to endure It and would have endured It but lor this act of substitution by the Saviour. Now. what was that penalty t Eternal banish ment irom the presence of Cod, and consequent eternal, irrevocable punishment and suffering. Then my question is, "Did Christ suffer?does He now or will He in the ceaseless ages of the great hereafter suffer the same penalty said to have been decreed with devils and lieuds, whether in the oodv or the spirit, by the Creator against the poor, lrail work of Ills hands? If Ue did not, does not and will not so sutler, what then becomes of the asserted doctrine ol the atone ment, with all that is involved In it.? If to the sin ner. in his own person, no modification or limita tion of his punishment could be conceded without violating the inflnlte decrees of the Godhead in the Immutability of His purposes, could it be possible that a substitute was supplied, even though the Son or God Himseir, and that by the endurance of all the agony of which the nnuds or men or augels could conceive, ami limited to the space or some tlurty o'ld years. Ue could discharge a debt lor the payment 01 which, by the debtor himself, al: the eternities are ortUudoxicaliy declared to be msuf flcieut? _ lNVjl. IKhK. ??Decline of Methodism." To the Editor of tue 1Ikrai.i>:? I'nder this heading you have printed a report or some ol the things that were said at the preachers' meeting yesterday, and give statistics and also j some reasons why Methodism Is declining In Brooklyn. I have thought it would not be im proper here to make a few remarks, and give another reason why It Is declining, Ac. We have in Brooklyn a Church Extension Society, whose object Is to select sites and locate churches in the interest of Methodism, wherever It Is thougtit advisable to do so, and to encourage and assist new enterprises established by others. About two years ago a gentleman bought a church in the Eighteenth ward of Brook lyn, and, having paid $1,000 down of the purchaso money, desired to start a new enter prise in that growing locality. He proceeded in the usual way?calling a meeting of the brethren of the same persuffslon In that vicinity; trustees were appointed, to whom the property was deeded, aud he donated to them the money he had paid ou the same. lhe church nourished. A Sunday school was established which soon had loo scholars on register, and everything passed along pleas antly until the said Church Extension Society was asked to recoganize the same and give its influ ence anil support. one or tw\> brethren came, looked around a lit tle and determined, as fur them and their society, tney would have nothing to do with this under taking. This so discouraged those having charge of the new enterprise that they lost all taitu iu promises, and besought the lormer owners to take the property trom their hands, thus virtually throwing away the fl.ouo before alluded to. The Sunday school, by persistent effort, was kept alive in a store on Broadway until the next con ference year, when Itev. II. r. Pease was sent by the Conference to engage in mission work 111 that neighborhood. The Missionary Soeiety appf'iprl ated $400 lor the spread ol the i.ospel then, with which another church was rented in the l wenty. flrsi ward. anout three bloi k- Irom the lormer church and this n.ini-ter succeeded In holding toitet her a society almost sell-supporting. Another conierence year rolled round, and Brother Pease worked admirably to secure a second gitt of missionary money; but the powers that be relused their aid; and soon, perhaps, this Church society, too, will be numbered with the things that were, on account of failure to receive support from those to whom It naturally and spiritually looks to get, it. II tins Church Extension octet v labor* as zeUously in other directions as It has Ilone In this, no wonder Methodism is de clining and will soon die out. A ME'I HODIftl. j Brooklyn, June 10, 1N73. \ News for Those Interested in tlie Study of Moses. To the Editor of the Herai.ij:? Says James Freeman Clarke, in lus great book, ?'Ten Great Ke.iglons ;"?"The prophets of the Jews, whatever else we deny to their predictions, cer tainly foresaw Christianity" (page 443). J. B. Llpplncott A Co., of Philadelphia, are preparing to IMUO a new book with the title, "The Luminous Unity," confuting of letters to Dr. Guinz- ! burg, a rabbi of Boston, Mass., irom the Rev. M. tt. Miller, on th?? specific teaching of j Judaism concerning the Divine Unity. Both the j rabbi of Boston and l)r. Wise, of Cincinnati, appear in the book an the opponents of the author anil ' participants In the discussion. One of the thoughts illustrated in this book is as lollowsThat tlie Christian interpretation of the Mosaic system lias the greater beauty and sublimity; or, mote par ticularly, that II the worship instituted by Moses is accepted as being essentially "shadows of good things to come," a phophecyoi a different age that should dazzle the world more than two thousand years afterwards, this surrounds Moses with a ce lestial halo which instantly disappears the mo ment we accept the interpretation unfolded by Josephus and Mendelsohn and many other rabbles, that the tabernacle of testimony which Moses made in the wilderness stood for the work 01 creation, the curtains stood lor the heavens and the arth, the laver and Its stand stood lor the six (lavs of creation, the altar ot burnt-offering stood for all beasts, the golden altar stood for all species, the candlestick stood for the sun and moon, the seven lamps stood tor the seven planets oi our system. Oue 01 the letters in the booK Is on the subject, "The,Epistle to the Hebrews, the True Exponent 01 Ancient Judaism." Preparing the "Way ot the Lord." To tiie Editor up the Herald:? Down through the ages, increasing in emphasis with the incoming of each new generation, comes this warning "voice in the wilderness." "Prepare yo the way of the Lard. Make straight in the desert a highway for our God." And to-day It sends lorth its inquiry -"Art thou He that should come, or do we look for another V" And the response is?"Co and show again those things which ye do hear and see," the same response which elghtoon centuries ago was given as a test whereby to indi cate the presence of Cnrist. This, then, being the criterion, what shall be Ihe answering word to this inquiring voice? What are the things which we do hear and see to-day that shall tell how we have made "straight in the desert a highway lor our Cod?" Each individual is endowed with a certain amount of working power, ol energy. Into what channels is this power turned ? Is it turned tow ard removing the obstructions which lie in the way of the incoming of truth r Or is it used only to more thoroughly obstruct the way ? What is tlie cluef aim In the transaction of business among men v Is it the promotlou ol mutual interest or of self-interest ? And of women?what shall we say ? Shall we ask for what purpose do so many women spend their time and energies in following the absurd dictations of lashion ? Why do they lacerate their flesh to liang therein ornaments oi gold, and sad dle their backs with the deforming punier ? Is it that they appear more attractive to the eye ? Suppose that a party of savages were to appear In our midst with the same thing, only carried a little further: with not only their ears, but their noses, hung with ornaments (which is often their habit), what would be the sensation caused thereby? If the eye Is pleased In seeing our own enlightened women thus equipped, it surely ought not to be offended at the same thing In the savage who doeB not know any better. But the savage South Sea Islander and the refilled American woman both lacerate their flesh with a ?lew to the same end?to please the eye. And what shall we say of the eye that is thus pleased ? Our Great Leader attached so much im portance to the requirements of the eye that lie said, "If thine eye be single (that Is pure) thy whole body is full of light; but if thine eye be evil thy whole body is full or darkDess." We may very reasonably conclude that if the Cod of Nature had designed that we should hang orna ments in our flesh and wear humps on our bacits He would have spared us the pain of making in cisions in our cars by sendiug us into tne world already prepared for such equipage and with natural liumps on our backs. And we may also be certain that, while we are pleased In doing these things, and while our parents and husbands and lovers are pleased in seeing them done?for it is for these very eyes that they are ?lone?we may be sure that we are not making much progress in casting up the highway for the incoming ol truth, unless we arc preparing in such a manner as to make it necessary that we shall be brought to our selves, to our senses, through the flre of calamity. "And when thou art spoiled what wilt thou do ? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thyself with ornaments of gold, though thou rcntcst thy face with painting, In vain slialt thou make thyself lair. Thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life."?Jeremiah iv., 30. "What wilt thon do when thou art spoiled ?" says theproDhet; but let us ask ourselves, what shall we do that we may avoid being spoiled f And we shall find our answer here:?"The ax must be laid at the root or every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, and it must be hewn dowu and cast into the flre." We see to what a stupendous growth this tree of fashionable folly has attained, and what an enor mous dralu it Is upon our life forces. What time is spent, what labor Is performed, wtiat resourses of health and streugth and wealth are exhausted upon the cul ture and maintenance of this one tree! And what are its fruits ? Are thev for the "healing of the nations ?" Such should be the Iruits which we should cultivate. Shall we not lay the axe at the root of this tree and hew it down and cast it into the flre ? or shall we let It grow on and continue to spend and be spent by it? There is offered a most stimulating Incentive to the setting up of a new standard; "for,"' says one of the public voices, "we concede that the ignoble lives of women are very largely the result of men's beliefs, teachings and exactions. But for all that the reform must come from women. No class Is ever radically helped bv another." This, then. 0 votary of Fashion, Is the recom pense for all your painstaking atul toil to meet that which, after all, is conceded to be ouly "a sup posed demand." And for such efforts your lives are styled "Ignoble" and your sex "frivolous and shallow." "Thy lovers will despise thee," says ttie prophet. ISABELLA B. LANGSTON. Brooklyn*, June 11, 1873. Bible Contradictions. To the Editor of tiie Herald:? Ignorant statements regarding Bible contradic tions have appeared over the signature of "Ciesar" and one other nom tie plume that I have rorgotten now, urging arguments against Christianity long since exploded, and that have been answered time and again. I nave not now these letters at hand, and would not notice them save for the apparent eagerness of "Caesar," who is evidently a tyro of the first water. How much he knows of history may be taken from liis letter in jour issue of the sth, wherein he states that he believes the dark ness at the time of the crucifixion is spoken of ouly In the New Testament. Now, here is proof posi tive that this would-be Instructor has not read Easebeus, Tertullian, Origen, Thallus, Phlegon, or Celsius, all of whom mention it. He says, further, that Pliny makes particular men tion of the etlipse that took place alter Ca'sar's death. I do not know wnat stress the mind of | "Caaar" nuts upon the word "particular;" but 1 do know this, that here Is the spirit of that inci i dental mention entires?"Ecllps-s are sometimes i very long, like that after Casar's death, when the 1 suu was pale almost a year.*' That is all he says. I I believe in a former letter this s.ime "Ciesar," with the same ignorance, made the statement that ! Christ and bts crucifixion were not mentioned by . tin-ancient writers. If lie will read tlie Tulmuds, Tacitus, Celsus, I'liny the Younger, Justin, Poly carp. clement. Barnabas lrenlus, Lucian and Josephus he will never iigaln fnake such a state ment betore intelligent people; all these authors ! i do make such mention. As to No.ili, Abraham, i 4c., every schoolboy knows that traditions of theui j exisr among almost every nation on the face of the earth, and that at the present day we are digging ! out irom the ruins of ancient elites these same stories imprinted in pottery. As to Constantine, he has no mure to do with such a subject than Mar i tin Luther or one ol the Popes. You will perceive 1 that l nave mixed yhnstiati and Pagan authors to getner iu the above, so that the testimony is not tuaf of one side. Evidently Tom I'aine. "Vol ne.v's flulns," Voltaire, and Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Human Empire" filled, as they are, with statements that impose only upon the lgno 1 rant, statements lacking truth, common sense atpt logic, have form- d the reading ol "Ctcsar'' rather than contemporaneous authors of Christ's lime. BIU ITS. Hlnninlfi of thr Itrv, Ur, <(tiinn. Pastor of St. Mary'*, Provide tier, 11. I.?Fu neral Oration by Dr. .McUlynn. On last Tuesday, June 10, a solurnn high mass of requiem, presents caOavere, was celebrated for the ; repose of the soul of the Hev. Dr. yulnn, in the Church of St. Mary, Provldencc, R. I., df which the I deceased had been pastor for the last twenty years. The church, which was crowded to Its utmost ca 1 paclty, wore the sombre habiliments of monrning, ! and over the altar, In letters of white on a black | ground, was the consoling motto, "Blessed arc the dead who die in the Lord." The richly ornamented ! casket, which contained the remains of the late 1 pastor, rested on a catafalque In front of the altar, surrounded by lighted wax tapers. Nearly one hindred prlunts were present to do honor to the memory,or their brother in the ministry. The high mass was celebrated by the Itev. Father Cooney, assisted by the Kcv. Father O'Hagan, deacon, and the Rev. Father Lynch, sab-deacon. At tnc close <>r the mass the Rev. IMeciynn, pastor of St. Stephen's, East Twenty-eighth street, delivered an eloquent and touching euloglum ou the many good qualities of the deceased. The Doctor took as his text the words, "Blessed aro the dead who die in the Lord." He reviewed the career of the deceased pastor from the time when, as a young student, he formed his acquaintance In tac College of the 1'ropoganda, Rome, on through his (discure but evontiul life as a priest of the catholic Churchy teaching byword and example. He alluded In feeling terms to the unassuming oiety and priestly zeal of tlie deceased, I tn ?k- uPr,8htneflg of character, his charity .int.. i l,oor the erring, and to the hJfiiTh?hiare8pect and esteem in which he was ^ congregation ana all who knew him. J"C. wrmou the absolution was prouounced ana trie mournful procession wended its way by a circuitous route to the plat in front, of the church in w ucn the bo y was buried witn the usual cere monies of the Catholic Church, lhe Rev. L>r. (iuinn was born In 1829 in the parish 01 Arsstraw, county Tyrone, Ireland, anil came to this country at a very early age. He received his first training in the public schools of Lowell. Mass., and while yet in his teens entered the College of the Propaganda, ltoine, where he graduated with the highest honors in 1858. Alter his ordination he was appointed to administer M. Mary's, I'rovl deuce, oi which he conttuued pastor until his death on last Sunday evening. The New Roman Catholic Church of St. Cecilia at 103th Street and Second Avenue. A temporary frame edifice is now nearly com pleted, at the corner of 106th street and Second avenue, where services will be held lor some time previous to ttie erection of a more substantial building. This church has been named alter St. Cecilia. The Rev. Hugh Flattery having been ap pointed by Archbishop McClosKey to take charge of tno new parish, which promises to be one ?! t'ic?u,0'st important in the c.ty alter a snort time. Father Flattery's select.on ior rhe onerous work oi building up this religious district augurs well ior Its entire success. Tins Kcnt:einan is one

oi the ablest and most energetic i;athoiic dlv.nes. On his leaving St. Teiesa's parisn, where he labored as assistant priest ior six years, the parish ioners presented hun vvlJi over lour thousjud dol lars, together with an elegantly cn^iossed ad dress, as a testimonial oi thc.r esteem ior him, on next Sunday (June vi) a grand promenade concert will take place In the new Lioiidiiii, which inaugurates the opening of a lauy's lancy lair, ihis tair will remain open for two weeks. Clerical Appointment in the Dloctse ot Brooklyn. The Right Rev. Bishop Loughlln has appointed the Rev. Father Slicchy assistant pastor oi the Church of St. Anne, coi ner Front and Gold streets, Brooklyn. Father Shcehy, who was lately or dalued at tho ecclesiastical Seminary of Oar Lady of Angels, .suspension Bridge, Niagara, is a younir Clergyman of much promise, lie studied ior .some time in the celebrated Co,lege oi Maynooth, under the best masters, the principles of philosophy and Sfi<??i58?r,.a:0 ?. ln that establishment was distin ?r his application to ins professional a8sl8tant pastor of St. Anne's, he will have ample oppoituiiit.v to exercise ids priestly zeal and charity, while the large congregation in that parish will be blessed wita the ministrations of a young and lerveut priest. Mlulonary-Roman Catholic Notice of the Liberation. The Catholic Mission Is happy to be able to con firm with new details the return to their homes of the native Christians. On the 7th Inst. flity-Uo of the prisoners in the Province of Klshiu, and oil the 18th Inst, eighty-seven of those at Tsukuyama, in the Province of Bingo, had returned to Nagasaki. The 470 In the Province -of Kaga arc on their way home, divided into bands of lorty or fllty; a tele gram received last nljfht stated that lour of those bands passed through illoiro. As among the prisoners there were old men women, children and infirm persons who could not majte the journey on loot without great fatiuue and even danger to their Ufa, the Japanese uov Emk?"01 t00lt them on board ships. All the Christians, therefore, will be in a short time to their rights, and we feel assured that, forgetting their past miseries and suilerings, they will prove that, far from being rebels anil enemies such as remain faithful to their God until exile ami countryMmofc possibly betray their sovereign and Yokohama, April 20,1873. An Irish Presbyterian Preacher Called to America. The Newry (Ireland) Telegraph announces that a call has been presented by a congregation in Boston to the Rev. J. H. Munro, the talented young ininLster of Sandy street congregation, Newry, and the call Is likely to be accepted by that gentleman. If, Indeed, such la not already the case. The con gregation over which Mr. Munro has been Invited to preside is a very wealthy and influential one. aud supports a mission church, besides carrying ou various other evangelistic agencies. The stipend onereu is $5,000 per annum, with two months' leave of absence out of the twelve, and several other advantages, it notices the coincidence that the Rev. W. 1. Martin, Mr. Munro's predeceaser in Sandys street, has received a call irom the Csoke church, lorouto. The stipend offered Is $;i,ooe but it is not kuown definitely whether or not Mr! Martin will accept the call. Christianity ln Japan and the Native Government. The Japan Gazette, published at Yokohama, at the latest mail date, gives the subjoined transla tion of the communication with reference to the toleration of Christianity received by the senior of the treaty Ministers irom H. E. Soyedjlma Tana Toml, the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Japan, at present Ambassador to China:? Your Excellency?With regard to the Individ uals who embraced the Christian religion our kov ernment, desirous of doing away with customs which might otiend the leelings of the lorelirn J owers, had already, since last bummer, secretly ordered the Chiefs oi Fu and Ken to cease arrest irom this moment the placards which have tili now been atllxed (to the notice boards) are with drawn. On these placards was written the law which prohibited (Christianity. You can communi cate this to your colleagues and the Ministers of the other Powers. TANA-ToMJ. Ministerial Movements and Changes. MITIIODIST. Bishop Haven is to dedicate a new Methodist Episcopal church ln Savannah, Ga,, to-day. Dr. Peter Akcrs, notwithstanding his advanced age, preaches with great power yet; ho la also quite active in the temperance cause. About one third of the territory of Alabama Is now, by legis lative enactments, temperance ground. Professor Lorenzo D. Williams, of Meadville, long and widely known as formerly and for many years connected with Allegheny College, lost nis life suddenly on Wednesday of last week, by being thrown out of a carriage. He was a member of the Erie Conference. A public reception was ten dered Bishop Wiley at the Tremont street church, Boston, on the evening of June li. Bishop Marvin, of the Church South, will preside over the next Annual Conference in Alabama. The new McKendree Church, WaHhtngton, D. v., is to be dedicated by Bishop Ames to-day. District conferences, now being introduced into American Mathodlsm, was first established in India, eight years ago, by Rev. E. W. Parker. The official Board of the Methodist Episcopal Society (North) in Seabrook, Texas, have extended a call to Mrs. Montgomery, wife of Rev. Hugh Montgomery, to become their pastor. Rev. 1L Montgomery, her husband, has been quite successful as an e\angelist. Mrs. Montgomery conducted re ligious services one evening before Conference and impressed the people with her fitness for ac tive work ln the ministry. Whether the Confer ence or the bishops win allow such a departure Irom established usage as this, and how lotiir tliev will permit should the call be consummated are Important questions; for such leaven very quickly le .vens the whole lump. Rev. G. C. Wells, for merly of the Troy Conference and lately pastor of tlie.Ccntcnary Methodist Episcopal church, Minne apolis, Minn., ami member of tne National Camp Meeting Association, tiled lately at his home mourned and beloved by all. The Hauson place i Methodist Episcopal church congregation, Brook | lyn, during the building of the new edillce wiil hold Sunday mortitng service in the chapel The evening service will be held in Dr. Cuyler's church by the generous invorofthe latter. The corner stone of the new church will be laid to-day 1 The anniversary of Kraorv Methodist Eplscooiii church Bergen, N. J., Rev. s. \an Beuschofen, pas tor, win be held to-day. Bishop Simpson aud Dr Eddy are to officiate. The trustees of Bedford street church, in this city, Dr. W. if. Ferris, pastor, have purchased a new parsonaire at a cost of fHooo Services were reopened In the lar^e tabernacle at sea Cliff on Sunday last. An interesting sermon was preached to a good congregation by Rev Mr Stevenson, pastor of the Methodist Kpisc'onai church at Glen Cove. Rev. N. Sites and landly missionaries to China, hare returned on a visit to their former home and irlemls in Mohawk Valley Ohio. Rev. t. b. lard, of Hedding church, Jersey City, will sail for Europe on the 26th lust., to be absent about three months. He goes as a delegate from New Jersey to tho K. .H?"'1, Lo(,K? ?r Templars of Great Britain, which meela ln London July 22 Rev. W. C. Steel, pastor of Beekmau Hill Methodist hplseopal Church, is to preach the annual sermon before "The Woman's Foreign Missionary Associa tion" of Utica, N. Y., to-day. Bishop An drews was called from his Western homo to Syracuse last week by the death of his father.' He returned agsin on Monday. The New York District Conference will open a? St. Luke s church ln this city, to-day, with a sermon by Bishop Janes at half-past ton A. M. A district love feast, open to all, will be held at three P. M. The Conference business proper will commence on Monday at half past nine A. M. and continue over to Tuesday. Dr. S, D. Brown will have charge. The corner stone of the New Grace Methodist Episcopal church, Patterson, N. J., was raid yesterday afternoon. The degree ofj). D. haf*>een conferred upon Rev. Charles h. I/Ord. of Boston, Xii the Westeyan Win* veraitj of East Genesee. DraLord is the author oi "Natural and Revealed Theolvgy," it au able mau. a "profound scholar and worthr of the degree con ferred upon him. Hev. Alexander H. Tuttie, pas tor of Lafayette church, Jersey City, sailed on Sat nrday for Europe. During lys absence of three months his DUlplt will be supplied by Professor H. A. Huttz, ?f Drew Seminary. The anniversary of pt. Mark's (colored) church. Rev. William II. But \eJ> Pastor, win be held to-day. Hev. it. M. Strat ?' Vonkers, and Drs. Curry aud King, of this city, will officiate during the day. ? . . KOMAN C ATHOf.IC. noV. a.r ^ ordinations at the Provincial Seml hiirir J?' Bishop Wadhams, oi Ogdeus u,, ?! ??c'?t'ng. raised to priests' orders Revs, j' MoGinley, Michael \v. Newman, Edward Salter, Owen Smith, of tins , ?v? John J- McDonald, Richard W. dior!??A'nf ff? ? "el"y. '1'iiomas p. Walsh, of the M *?; ,UiV8- John J- Donnelly, Mmimrnn" Tjiomaa a. Ueudrlck, William Muiberon, George J. Osborne, Hugh P. Itaf jnhn a0 ?dl?ce.8e 01 Rochester, N. Y.: w? "J ^ ? Mulcahy, of Hartiord, Conn., and Rev. John Michaud, of Burlington, Iowa. The John h riKfHM archdiocese were Revs. John s. Colston, John K Fitzharrla, William J. Foy, Join J. Kiordan. Diocese ol Albany?Rovs Patrick Brudy. Lutce G. O'Reilly, Mlchuol Clune. Diocese or Boston?Revs. James J. Clnttick, John McNultv Diocese oi Rochester?Rev. Michael T. Madden. Diocese of Portland?Rev. Thomas O'Neill. Diocese of Springfield?Rev. James T. Canavan. Diocese of Ogdensburg?Rev. Thomas Piunkett. Resides these there were tweniy-tnree sub-deacons ordained, Ave to minor orders, a?d nineteen received tousure. At the Huffalo Cathedral Mess s. Daiy, I,ninny aud Pitass received all the orders as far as priestnood, aud Air. Connolly sub-dcaconship and deaconslup. Rev. Edward Brady, ol tne congregation of St. Paul, was ordained by Archbisnop McC'loskey on the 7th mat., at the Churcn ol St. Paul the Apostle, H;t.v-iiinfn sueet, New York. At. the Grand Semi nary o? Montreal Kevs. R. J. Harry, ol Hoston, and !;? Chaput. oi Montreal, were made priests, and Kevs. r. K vaniign, A. Loriou, oi Montreal; J. C. Mcuonaid, .U.J. AlcMlllau, Cliarioitctown; s. Walsh, Hamilton; J. 11 Du Kan, D. P. McGrath, Hartford; J. Iirao, K P. Kohlcdr, Archdiocese of Toronto, deacons. Not many days since a very large pil grimage started from \ iviei'es, Prance, for Lourues. i'liese pilgrims, about tliteen hun dred in uuntiier, had scarcely reached Lourdes ere they louud that already three equally nuineious oai.ds of devotees had arrived beiore them; 2,000 persons had come from Ardeche. l.iiuo from Tulle and 500 irom Marseilles. The little town was alive with them, aud the road to the sanctuary presented both an animated and an cdi..uiiK spectacle, crowded as it was with pilgrims singing hyjiins and carrying lights and banners, i tie inagndlcent churcn, uuilt over the grotto, is now rapidly caching completion. Several mira cles have taken place here within the past few months, and at Palermo and Lucca, Italy, two per sons have been cured of dangerous maladies i>y drinking the water carried irom the grotto. A vreat pilgrimage took place on Whitsunday to the Shrine of our Lad.v ol the llawthornes, in Cham pagne. Other pilgrimages will occur In July and August to various shriucs of note in all parts of Prance and Helgium. BAPTIST. Ground was broken on Wednesday last for a new building lor the . eeoud Haptist church of Philadel phia. Next Wednesday the corner stone oi the new Mantua Haptist church, Philadelphia, will be laid, liie Second Haptist church of Lawrence, Mass., have called Rev. J. Gill, of South Berwick, Me. A $lu0,ooo Baptist church is being built in St. Paul, Minn. Next Sunday ltov. J. P. Hunter, of upland, Pa., will assume charge of the Haptist church at Apollo, Pa. The Haptists ol Johnstown, I a., have sold their old church and arc about to build a new one In a better location. At the recent annual meeting ol the Trenton (N. J.) Baptist AHsociutiou 26 churches reported tx mem bershlp of 4,726; 40 Sunday .-?cliools and a,653 sctioiars. Last Thursday week the new Haptist church which cost $18,000 was dedicated in Cam den, N. J. it is built in the Gothic style ol Yardley brown stone, trimmed with green stone. The architect, who is a member oi the church, has donated $0,150 ol the whole cost together with his own services. The Pittsburg (Pa.) Associa tion, at. its late session, admitted six new churches into its leilowship. One of them had just been formed at the beginning of this month by members oi the Rirst and Union churches of Pittaourg. it will be known as the Fourth avenue Haptist church henceforth, ltev. J. I). Donovan, of North Sunderland, Mass., has accepted a call to Hrookline, Vt. Kev. E. E. Thomas, of Newton Seminary, has accepted a call to North Tewkes bury. Mass. During lour years of pastoral labor by the Kev. L. J. Matteson with the Haptist church at Brattleboro', Vt., 263 members have oeen added to the church, which now numbers 4t>4. A beautl lul church building, iree from debt, has also heen erected. A meeting house at West Hrattleboro' has also been purchased, and a new church started there under favorable auspices. The Haptist busi ness men of Iowa have held a state couvention in the interest of missions, when tliev resolved to give time and money aud experience to the fur therance oi Haptist missions in lowa. The Clinton avenue church, Trenton, N. J., reorganized toward the end oi last month, has a membership of lorty now, and intends shortly to build a church edifice. Rev. John E Chesshlre tilled the pulpit oi the S'.ronir place church, Brooklyn, last Lord's day, with great satisfaction to the church aud congregation, ltev. Mr. Jones, formerly paster of the First bap tist church oi Rahway, N. J., has accepted aud been Installed pastor of tne Baptist church of New Market, N. J. During the proceedings of the late Memorial Convention in Richmond, Va., a delega tion of colored Baptist ministers were excluded rroin the place of meeting. The affair has created considerable excitement in Baptist circles, and North aud South the leading men in the Conven tion are rushing Info print to exonerate them selves and to throw the blame on the over-zealous policemen who kept guard around the council chamber, and acted In this matter not only with out authority but against it. The colored men had been specially invited to attend, but they had to depart without enjoying the meetings, and received only Insult for their troable, Rev. J. s. Ezell, a Baptist mluister of Spartausburg. s. c., who has been serving out a live years' sentence In Albany as a Ku Kluxer, has just been pardoned by the President at the lustance of his Northern brethren rKKSBYTKKIA.V. According to a report made to the United Pres byterian General Assembly one-ninth oi the Pres byterian congregations are without houses of wor ship. Rev. Thomas Beveridge, D. D., for many years a professor In the Theological Seminary of the Associate church, in Cauousburg, Pa., died lately, aged seventy-six years. Pew churches in Montreal are represented to be more thoroughly alive to Christian work than the American Presby terian charge in that city. This congregation have Just celebrated their semi-centennial, and under the inspiration of it have lifted the heavy debt on their edifice. Its pastor is Rev. (ieorge H. Wells, formerly a Congregational mluister iu Illinois, and among the active agencies of his church are four prosperous Sabbath schools. Kev. Frederick Knighton, Ph. D., pastor ofthe First Presbyterian church, Oxford, N. J. (the scene or the labors or David Brainerd among the Indians) has accepteil the charge or the Hrainerd Institute, at Cranberry, N. J. Dr. Knighton took charge or the church at Oxford, In 1*54, since which time three new churches have been organized by colonies irom It, while 184 new members have been added to the original church. Rev. Dr. John Hail and Rev. Dr. Scnaff sailed yesterday for a brier vacation on the other side of the ocean. Rev. Charles S. Poineroy, D. D., or the Ross street Presbyterian church, Brooklyn, has received and accepted a call to the Second Presoyterian church in Cleveland, Ohio. Rev. M. G. Mann, member of the Presbytery or Newark and lately rrom the Inlversitles of Berlin and Tubingen, has been commissioned by the Home Board to take charge of the Eugene City (Oregon) Presbyterian church. One-seventh or the whole amount contributed to foreign missions was given by the churches in the Presbytery ol New York. Rev. Hugh o. Pentecost has resigned the - pastorate or the ltockville Centre church, Long Island. The congregation at Wistfleld, N. Y., have raised $30,000 to build a new sanctuary, it will be re I mcmbered their house ?r worship was destroyed by lire some time ago, ind it is their purpose to replace it with an edifice in keeping with the pecuniary strength ort.ie society aud the demands or the times. Kev. J. s. Root was last week in stalled pastor or the Prtsbyterlan church at Camil lus, N. Y. Mr. M. D. Kncciand, of Auburn Semi nary, has been called to the pastorate of the Presbyterian churcn at Waterloo. N. Y. Mr. George K. Ward was orlalncd and installed pastor of the Presbyterian cjurch at Dansvllle, N. Y. Rev. John Squler has been elected pastor or the Presbyterian church at Smyrna, Del., at a salary of $l,'-'00. Ktv. w. H. Heberton has been Installed pastor of tic Presbyterian church at fiikton, Md. Rev. H J. Gaylord was installed pastor oi Eden diurch, Whaleyvllle. Md. The Wethersfleld avenue church has just been or ganized by a Congregational council or Hartford (Connecticut) minister*. Tne new church numbers twenty-four members, and is under the care oi the Rev. George E. San borne. The Presbyterian Church of Lower Canada numbers m,o?4 communicants and 77,09? adhcren's. This shows a small genetal Increase, though some of the Presbyteries have declinco. The benevolent contributions reached last year $145,143. UNIVBRS AI.IST. Rev. I). C. Tomllnson recently organized a Uni versalis, church ot four members at. Mansfield, Ohio. The Universalists of Kockland, Me., are about t> erect a new and more spacious church iu that plice. Rev. Anson Titus has begun his pas torate vith the Unlversalist church In West Water vllle, M). Rev. A. A. Thayer has opened Unlver salist m<etings In the opera House, scranton, l'a., on Suucays. They are well attended, and an In terest li being awakened for the denomination there. lev. E. C. Sweetzer, of the Bleecker street Unlvcrsaist church in this city, Is to spend his vaettlon of three or four months in Eu rope this Hummer. Mr. W. II. c. Waddell is about to begin 'niversallst meetings In the village of White PI Ins, L. I. Rev. J. Crepore, or Dover, N. 1L, will ti-day begin his labors with the Unlver salist chrch in Canton, N. Y. Rev. Mr. Gunnison, pastor o the Fourth street Unlversalist church, Brooklyn E. D., sailed for Europe last ftiursday on a three nonths' vacation. His friends gave him a purse or over lour hundred dollars before his de parture. On the 17th inst. a public discussion in announod to take place in Muncie, Mich., between Rev. W. . Howe, a Disciple, and ltev. S. B. Binnes, a Cniveiallst minister. The subject is universal salvatloi and endless punishment. The debaters and thef hearers will probably be as lar on the road at he ond of the discussion as they will he at the begining, and no further. XFIHCOPALIAN. The ation ofthe Maryland Dlocenan Convention In repeaog.the canon of lay discipline forbidding theatric* exhibitions and other light and vaUt amusements, is very strongly centred by Bishop Wtiittingham. who (JecUrefl that ht will Dot bl bound by it, especially in these times, which. in hW view require incrcftscii 8trlnsf8Dcy, ftn<\ not timid relaxation in obseivauce oi the rules of ri/iu living ana self-denial. The late Episcopal convestlon at Mobile raised the salary of the Bishop from ?4.ooa to $4,6oo. The Episcopal Diocesau Convention ol Texas, which met in Waco week before last, in sured the life of Bishop <<regg lor $10,000 in lavor ? his wife. Rev. Dr. Osgood has taken charge ol Trinity church. New Haven, lor the coining season, and will spend the Bummer, as usual, in Fairfield, conn. The diocese of Viruinla, through lis Council, has voted not to set off West Virginia as a separate dioceHe. Kev. William Orrick, of ht. John's church, York. Pa., has beeu called to the rectorship ol St. Paul's cnurch, Lies Moines, Iowa. The condition of the diocese of Virginia is eminently micouraging, there being 12,000 communicants uml nearly tortjr candidates lor orders, and an increase of $40,000 in couiributions. The Episcopalians of Chicago are build.ng two new churches, respectively named St John's and Trinity, at a cost of $100,000 lor the for mer and $175,Ooo for t he latter. MIHCKLLANKOUS. The American Bible .society distributed gratui tously $30,000 worth of Hlbles in Alabama last year. Kov. Mr. Waite, ortlie American chapel, In Home, has not only succeeded with others in starting an Italian Young Men's Christian Association, but has also organized a small churcu or Kouian soldiers. The "centurion," in this case, Is a young man named Cappeilini, whose laitli in his new-lound Christ is such t.iat he has laOored among his fellow soldiers with a genuine devotion. Already the lit tle church numbers twenty-six members, some of whom are oillcers of rank and education, a col lege has been opened near Gravescnd, Eng land, lor the education of 1I10 daughters of poor Congregational ministers. It began wltli iOO pupils. Bohemia, since the expulsion irom the country of the followers of John fluss, in 10-0, has been shut against i'rotestautism. Of late some light has dawned there. In the town of Eauu, which was o:>ce peoplcJ entirely by Moravians, but now as. entirety by Kouian Catholics, an hwaugelist has' opened a preaching station uumolested, and has from two to six hundred Catholic hearers. Among the results thus far is the conversion of three fami lies to the Protestant lalth, and the reslynatlou of their offices by three priests. The receipts ol the American Hoard for April were $35,92ii, and thus lar during the present financial year $248,490 50, an advance of a little more than five thousand dollars over the receipts of last year during the same period. At the Quadrennial Conierouce of the United Brethren, held recently In Dayton, Ohio, the Presi dent, Bishop Glossbrenner, stated that during the past four years the membership has Increased 17,347. 'A new Reformed church was recently organized in Hazel ton, l'a., with Rev. A. Rahn, pastor. The United Brethreu propose to follow in the wake ol the Methodists, and admit laymen as delegates in their Church Conierences. By a votq, of 90 to 12, the recent General Conference agreed to submit the question to the churches In Novem ber next, and abide their decision. The proposed basis of representation la one lay delegate for every 2,000 members. Rev. Edward P. Ingersoll, of the Middle Reformed church, of Brooklyn, N. Y? sailed on tne steamer Cuba last Wednesday, for a four months' trip in Europe. The churcn continues his salary, supply lug the pulpit during his absence, and presented him a purse to defray his expenses. One or the members of his church presented him with a valuable gold watch; another complimented his wile in like manner, that they might each mark the moments as they swiftly fly. Of the 1,50:),000 children in New York less than one-half attend Sabbath schools. Among these 13,000 conversions, were reported last year. The number or volumes in the libraries is about 1,000,000, while over $500,000 were ruised by the scholars for religious uses. LEXINGTON AVENUE SYNAGOGUE. Sanctified -versus Unsanctlfled ?nJ?yj ments-A Moral Basis Needed for Ml True Pleasure?Sermon toy ?*? **eV. The popular rabbi or the synagogue in Lexington avenue and Fllty-flfth street, the Rev. Dr. Huebsch, yesterday preached one of his practical discourses of enjoyment take here and the work that they accompUsh The discourse was an able protest against the. preva lent sins of Americans?namely: excess or work and excess or amusement. His text was Levi* rus xl. 44"For I am the Lord your God, ye shall therefore sanctUy .yourselves and be holy, for 1 am holy." Those, the Doctor remarked, are among the closing words of the old dietary laws of I Israel. He had no need now to Uistruct his p p in regard to their observance; they had laid them aside as they found them unnecessary or incon venient, and had substituted for them the modern dietary laws. But the Lord lias bade us sanctify ourselves, that we may not rorgct that the body to the vessel or the Spirit, the Spirit is tho crown of lite ? and men should never injure the crown nor the vessel. This thought led to some remarks on the new dietary laws and to the relation of labor to wealth and enjoyment. There Is one man, he said whe puts Ids hands on his lap and lounges about iazUy waiting ror work or wealth to come to him, but they come not. If a man would cross tbe 0^a" be must build the ship first and prepare it with masts and sails and all the appliances necessary for a safe and successful voyage. And the man who would acquire wealth must work for that also. But some one will ask, What, then, ha? God to do with It ? He has much to do with it. Thank HI for the health and strength He gives you, the care that He exercises to bring you safely over the sea and tho food that he provides ror yon. In the Scriptures it Is written that God giveth to the cat tle their food. But why to cattle and not toman? It is that men may work and enjoy the fruit of their labor; but cattle get their bread readymzde by the creator. God could not have enjoyed this world had He not first made it, and we must make our worlds ere we can enjoy them. But our activities roust be holy, and holiness is always active ; yet not that kind or activity which swings hither and thither like the pendulum of a clock, tlc-tac, wor days and holy days alike, until the wheels wear out and then It stands still forever. Snch Indeed, is the work ol many men. Work days and ,e9*1^ days, right or wrong, they perform their daily TW?.d?t.m.mn isnoLT> and all nis works are made in rightconsnofl9. All human holiness must flow from the state of the mind and hence our activities should tend to make ns spiritual. But ir spiritual principles do not orm the basis or all our actions our ?dor* will be like that of the ant. Wo I Kiialf itather and store, grind, work, eat our grain or two and depart, leaving 300 mea9?5wa of wheat behind us. Some men leave greenbacks Instead of wheat, and ror such the antJsa gootl teacher. But there is anenjogmentor labor higher than tlus. There are about thirteen hundred mil lions of people on the earth, every one of whom ? seeking enjoyment, bnt they know little er noth ing about it" To have and to hoard Is not to enjoy. To enjoy is to feel a pleasure in your soul and to have a sense of enjoyment there. Two men look at the same plctnre, and one sees only the gross and material side of it, while the other takes In It? artistic beauty. Two men listen to the sounds of music?one rejoices In the harmony of sweet sounds while the other is more interested in the ln smiuients that produce them. Men listen to a ser mon in the same way. One is edified at Its deptn of thought, another'by its glow of inspiration, and a third is amused, if not edified, by the OCCASIONAL WITTICISMS or the preacher. But all these enjoy the Plc,"|?? I the music or the sermon according? to ttiilir i capacity, though none of lhem enj^y alike. I wo ! men have business places near each other. Hy t"e ' pendulum law one keeps open workday and rest liav all the year. The other observes the Sabbaths and fast days. At the end of the year we would say the one that kept open every .lay has (lone one-sixth more business and made one-sixth moro money But nas lie done so? If you measure by ctohers, he lias; but to work for cyphers is to work as the ant works. The man who has worked six days and remembered the f?abbath to keep it holy niav have one-sixth less gain than the other, but he knows that he has obtained it justly and In compliance with the Divine law. ^ou see two men 01 equal business, and, so far as you can observe, of equal means also, one man subscribes largely and liberally to all the benevolent objects or tho aire. He supports the synagogue, cares for tho orphans, helps to build homes for the aged and hospitals for the sick, sits down, perhaps, to a frugal meal, and goes to the theatre once a montli or 10 the opera ouce a year. The other lives grandly,rhAcBls 3rMPTrorsLY every tat, he rides out to the Park In a splendid equipage every afternoon, and goes to the theatre or the opera with Ills family every night. Men look a? lilro In astonishment, and talk or his wealth and ol his wonderful enjoyment of It. But which of these men mjovs his wealth most? Evidently the man who does the most good with it. He has a moral foundation to his enjoyment. But some man will say, perhaps. It. Is easy for the preacher to say these things: It Is part of his business. Yea, the Doctor replied, but where Is the man who gives mo'e to the synagogue or the church than tne minister? The taionts which have made him a preacher would have made him a merchant, 11 doctor or a lawyer. But he prefers to live ano tnei life than that of the ant. And he (Dr. HJ woui? have the people avoid the extremes or ovcrwoij aud excess ol pleasure aod take the sale mid u* path.

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