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itlon for destroying hi* excels ? ;?':d deye'oping his spiritual or higher faculties. Our <tlv it I "M lauirlii us by oxample to evnlt our nature by ilic lnoriinoatlon of the flesh- In this wd.v we <an best compass to i tie ub ligation oI our i assion - and p- otnote purity aim higher reason In tlie esercl-o of the faculties. i lit 1st in himself develop a till Hint was pure ui <1 exalted in man. St. IV,ul tells UB Ye are complete In Christ." Ho then Is alone the true model for our imitation. The completeness of man is muile up in the combination of tlio elements of which lie Ik composed when borne and exercised in true ro'aiiouHldp to the proper spirit of Christ. Each member ami faculty lias Its proper sphere to fill in the Clii lsilau life, and when t!i- se nave for their gulimice the Holy Spirit then la nun alone complete. VIBTUE, TRITII AND REASON Is the proper conililonof man, mid to Go 1 must man be inatu:ed. When he is noi cuitlva ? I In the garden of Christianity then he is out of l;ls element. Man flourishes best In the Chure!i of < hrlsr. Here his intellect quickens: his mental powers are brought into life: new thoughts mid eloquence take possession of his mind and are (level >pe.l in Ills nature under the inspiration of the l'i\ us spirit and the light oi Christ. Evil imaginations ce.ise their waywaid wauuerings in forbidden p.. tits, and the conscience of the soul obtains the must ry ovor the lower faculties, which latter give placa t > the higher Inspirations of the perlect man. Man cannot be ooiupletencs* in himself ol his owu wl I. It Is only through tli > Krnce of Ood thu li can do so. The religion of sell-detined completeness is a long succession of UNACCOMPLISHED El 1OKTS at doinar gcol. The divine a-sutnnce must be obta'ned through prnyer and supplication, and uot through the mere human will, 'ill' capacity for holiness n p.? scs-ed by man. but it c in alooe be obtained thro ,rIi the assistance of Ood. There are many men who labor nnder the latal, erroneous Idea that It bei tues them to become w" I Christians. They think that they have to lay aside reason and dignity an l become as it were sec >ud chldren. The attachment of man to Chrl-t elevates us to the hli?hrat tairinr.l fur which we were created, and can never, certainly, destroy Hie human energy. Alter the i>ene ''uciuti the congregation dispersed. nvnoiiH ciiiuca. Tta iuclcuicnt Wcntlicr" ('Inxed fly mouth L'hnrrh I .nut Hvenina?A War Sermon by Mr. Cumber?llin Views on ?l:?< Present Enrop'.-nn 1'onfiicf. Though nearly all the regular attendant - of Plymouth church spend their Sabbatlis either at the sea side or in th<? country, the church win veil filled yester'la,"', for the most part w.t!i strangers. Mr. lieechjr aunonuoei that "t>ie lncleujcney of the weather has decided me to state tin' Hi re will be uo second s rvlce In this lions to-:ay. This siatement mav reconcile you to < u lure, lit this heat, a rather h/inter ; rtuon than u-ual." The ><rruon was about the u-ual length; but, ?) ; , lie the vibration of the fans an I the nun al ninety-seven m the shade, was lisff :od to with wrapt nttuMion, ior 1< was A WAR SiiK.M >\. The tex< -i lected was from <li ourtii chapter <>r the General l'pi tl" cr James, ihe lirsi and eooud verses?'Fr.,a whence com \va;s mil lightings among you. come they not ip nco. cvou 01 your lusts that war In your ui miners? Ye lust, umlhave not; yc kill an I desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye light and war, yet yo have not, because ye asu not,'' This was a description of man re :anl> d as a Christian animal, whose paasi n. ha i made li.m ferocious, had lod him luto plunder and wars and lightings, and yrt the n i of it was tliat man v. as r.< t satisfied; ne still remained In nn unrest. The amplification of this Idea to the Individual man brought Mr. Beecher to a view of the action of men wh.-a congregated Into Dati.iiiH, As we went back In time less and less frequent should we seo that the cause of war was the represent itivo of any principle, 'i'lie necessity or force In this world was in the ratio of the strength of men's lower nature, thai part of his constitution wmcu is nuun.il. uoveruireui is a u ccssity, an inevitable nose sity, anil as it is inevitable that men should be governed It u better that they should be governed by force rather than they should not be governed at all. For e?' 'Turnout Is of God, for the structure of the globe is such that man cannot ex'e t without govt rnment. Hut wluit kind ofgovetnnun will depend upon the susc ptlbiliilos men aiv actaited w th. If men are tin uial and bestl.il, an 1 susc p:.ble only of inilnen prompted by force, then lorce must be used. Thetv h id been a goo i deal sat I lately about nut Ubln (ii lod 111 the laitUI.v >u I iho sciioo', and there had ul^o been much sentimental talk armut the fr?<- io'ii of th" lucilvidu.il uud every niaa being a law unto himself. NEW YORK WAS BAf> ENOt'UH Dow with il'e how of agoverumoat, b it what wonlJ It bo wMn.uf even the lorm of a government ? The law of force was a bottomless 11-c--..ty. Whether tnat time would ever come when this furee conid be laid aside, as some poetic men, as some seninneu iai men, a .some philanthropists thiuk, was simply a question of fact and no: or speculation. It lias nor come yet and will not be heie by so:a ? generations. For some hundred years yot wo saould not be able t?lay asid lorce A portraiture of various classes of men wns next given by Mr. ileeclier. More parti ulnr.sketched was ttie class to whom low was not a necessity, who obeyed the laws not because t:ie law existed, bnt tho tendencies of whose nature was to be honest and peaceful, and who were so not because the moral law said theyhonld n it s'cal and should not commit murder. Tnere were iarae classes in all natioustliat were governed by moral suasion. This was so in l-'ruoce, in Prusda, in llosala, in Italy and even in Tcrkey. Government was, however, founded not on what particular classes were, but on wh it the who e population was- A-s soon as a whole nation averaged a lao al susceptibility then could be laid aside the sword and moral force co id be substituted. Twenty yeaia ngo there was a bolief prevalent thfit. H i* w i?r?* fttmitf rn t>nN>r nmin i? n?w thor civilized nuiiotJM would be so influential for peace that war would leave the realm ot chU .temloin and retire to suva ;e nations. There were many things that justnie.I this expectation? the growth of lu teliig nee ; the spread ot tho doctrine of human rights, whicli gave u> a larger section of men the power to govern; the progress of popular Indus ly, giving to men som. thin/4 to do, and i which would naturally induce them 10 keep at borne, rather than to in i-s in vast hordes ror warfare at the Ix-cic an I irl.'I of n ] o;;ul ir depot, all Helped the growth of this po; ular Beiitlmtat. ir was lectured about, pr< ached about, and talked aitou* until a congress of nation- was |iro|K>sed lor thearh ramem an I settlement o: illUi'rone*, and It v,a- aid t'.mt l.a'ious would dls.irin. Midland wus one<r tu> li ,-t t<> move towards ths Ulsj ,nanieut. It was tree J'.: gland had learned peace by tier commeive laiher than irom rellgio.:. Vet In the name of r liilou there Had been th l?t;-rcT and t ie moat cruel wars mat had cverstamed tlx lace of tho earth: and alt ol theiu were the act.- ot a mahgn int conscience. But Mnglund w.is pea < fui anil desired peace be; ansa it kept tier loom employed: she was the nunuacturer lor the nation , ot the earth, and she wisut I f r ;<etice lu thewoild because she wanted the wond for a customer?for tae same reason that ona kind of cott n was better than am fit r because it made up better and . <nd be tier. For the la^t tvventy-flvo or thirty je.irs Ore.;! Urltain has been a studious for peace sue was before studious for war. England nas spent i iiliou > of dollars un i p .mod into the laps ot despots ira.isure and noble lives that she might make more secure THE THRONES OF T>E3?orS. In hi r war with Ri>?sta she sttii fought for dynastic and not for popular,r< asons. There was uo moie courageous people on this earth than the English, and don't led anjbody suppose that the old Hon was tamed into a lamb. Let anybody who thought so Just c? and arouse the lion and they would And very little of the lamb. There might be a lauib round the corner, but the untamed liou was tner , as would bo found to file cost of the arouser. (l?oud laughter.) The EukI.sIi were a wonUeilui po'pie?a people of vrjium vie uu?ilv fj" '* u'.v?unc ntic part of ourselves, boue of our bone. We came lroui them; we arc of one race, and boar to day the same great race marks. lu 1300 Mr. needier said lie went abroad, and on the s.mie boat was Dr. Ctiaplu. or Now York. Ho was going to a peace convention, and we had ruuen talk aboui it, and tliey dreamed and prophesied that ttierc was to be no more war. Wei!, since tlien there bad been Ave terrific wars; wars that In their malignity ami oxtet.t bad never been equalled lu the world, en her before or sinco. lu 1*50 Diero was the war Willi Kussia, when the whole world was kept in suspense?a war tnai was dynastic entirely. Iu 1850a war for the liberation of Italy, one or the few wars of principle. Then came the American civil war, a war that had had no equal in the world's history, either In the number of men engaged, the character of ths results or in the embodiment or the stupendous Importance of tho principles luvolve.l. Then thero was the German-Italian war or 18')8 and the battle of Sadowa. Now iu 1870 we have the Kronen and Prussian war. Only two of these wars were for the principle of liberty; the rest or them were lor the balance of power. Tet thm letrosDcct should not discourage ua in the Anticipation or the overpowering progress of Christianity. These were but tho expiring lorces of war, to be the prelude to n dominant and crowning force of Christian principles. So long as society was divided as it la TOE CREAM AT THE TOP nd sklm-mllk at the bottom, so long would society be subject to convulsions. Until tt-.e masses were rellevea from a sense of injustice and d 'gradation and the basilar element In the nations reformed this form of government by force Is inevitable. There were two classes of men who seemed to him greatly to promote war. Tlie Jlrst class was tho peace men who insisted tipon peace at any price, urged peace as an absolute and Infallible nostrum; no war under any circums'ancea wm their cry. That was to give the triumph to tyranny nnu to Strengthen despotism. Let ureal Orlum and Francc say that they would lierergo to war except for defence and how tyranny would triumph All over the world. The ether class was tlx u:cn who saw nations gro :nd In the Must under *.iiO fteei o! the despot, but who, la their sel!l>Unes(>, paid no heed to their cry ior liberty. War was bad, but injustice was %orue. The surgeou's kuile w.u au ugly lustru NEW V ui<>nt, but g . ,T%ns tl*a* 'e'.ok^nPil mort ideation an l <iei?tn was much igller. -*n *r. won wore like the ill lie flown turn the butter fi ' which U >d's enginery for the erowtii ol t!i<- world swopt away in Hit- thunder showers anil the ram thut foil upon tno earth. THK PRESKNr WAB w as the worst kind of war. U was n<u a war for principle: not a war for the liberation of any claws or lor the 1 ber.iUi?n or anything in the shape of principle, but purel* a dynastic war. Though the people of both i.at ions arc said lo be enthusiastic about it, yet it was In no sense a peoples' war. Bo far as we were in possession or any information there dm u >t neeui to be shown tiny thing that would show thai <>ne nution was more to blame than another, it looked as though both Fiance and Prussia had long anticipated when the (lav or conflict would come, ami when tliey would be called upon to decide which wus the strongest in war. All that was Known seemed to show Unit Prussia was arrogant and that France was impertinent, and between anoyance and impertinence war h:id come. Before another Sunday's sun arose how manv thousands would itavu fallen, and how many thousands will be liiuti.atod in this conflict. It was not lomr since many of those who hoard lilrn, and innny in thin land v. ore called upon to know of the doatli of their sous in a similar conflict. Hut in ihelr death, with their last gasping broatn, camo the thought tnat they left bei.lnd them a freer people, a more united poop e, aud they could well afford to die, for they shook oil' u slavery aud a despotism that could never be repia'.ed again. But what could TUK OAsPINli KKKS'I'IIMAN, Tllf. OABPINO GERMAN tlud to (Milso o lain In his death, lie was killed that It might be known to the world wuich kluj was strongest. No moral"prlnclplo crowned that mau's dying i!?y; no hulo of glory was around the brow of tlio-i i dyuijf men. Naturally tliore was a strong sympathy lor Prussia who was at the head ol a democratic and liberal-minded piopl , nut there was H'tlrt l.i) iv<kii?-k ai'tiihalliir in fhl.4 ilriMirlfnl wnr: aild at Ujsi it could only bo desoribeu us a gigantic cruelty. Tiie sermon was closed with a reJr.ike to those who woni'.t only hoc tn the Mho of 'breadstuttb," an.l thus be more selilsh, aud an appeal to tae American nation to s.aud in Us grea:ueoS as paculc observers ot this awful counict. SiJ.M PLAClu COltiBiiCATKmL C&IRCH. Tlie European Wur?Soiiumi by Iter, ileury Powers. The conuielation wan not very large at the Klin place Congregational church yesterday morning, owing lo the fact that the majority are away in iho country. The pastor, llev. Henry I'owus, preached a very interesting sermon ou the reconciliation of self-love ami beneficence, aud iu the course of Ills remarks male a:i appropriate allusion to the war between France aud Prussia, lie selected for his text ;it. Matttu w xlx., 10? Thou sltalt :ovo thy neightior as thyself." At iir.->t thougiit there seemed to be a street gulf fixed between i-cli'-love and love :.o fellow man. self lovi; was, ot course, luevl'able, ami no one need to i>e exhorted to Its exercise: but benoficetice, on tho other l and. \\ as constantly in. uicate.l as a duty, for tho rca <;n, apparently, thtti tuo tooling which prompted it ?tu.it of neighborly love?was not, as Is said, a spontaneous dcveloptunt of tho heart. If we love ourselves, men say, how could we rob ourselves of tt:ue, ease, money, reputation or any earthly good thing for the purpose of conferring it upon others ? If wo were beneflcent how could we be otherwise than false, to the extent that we were so, to that law of our vyry na uri'3 which umrs ii.s 10 u iinuiary recuru lor our own adva iiaae. I'llU? was apparently irreconcilable antagonism between msif love anil duty. The problem m moral s lence had not, in 1ns judgment, beea Halved iciore the time of Christ. It watt true tluit binc.icenoe was inculcate I beiorc Ills time, but u was a principal of relig.on and right. Uu tt not always m the form of SELF-HRMtWF.rtATIO.f (or sacrifice in the common and degraded meaning of the ivonl), on tlie grouud that so.a th.ng in itself gooil must be parted with as trio price of holiness and heaven!1 Was it ever clearly understood that virtue was its own reward Christ prescribed the utmost measures of toil and saerlll"e lor htiiuanny and his pre opts were full of the ni>s! liberal phi.autliropy. ill-, d.sciples were <j >!'6UMtn;iJ to cull aotning their own what others Italy iiceoed. Alter seme further observations upon the subject he said:?Taking tho broadest vt< w let us look at tli" relations of nations und kingdoms of the world to each other. Prom time immemorial it lias been us far us you are aware a dictate of unenlightened national s if love lo tlESOItr TO WAIC oil the most trivial pretexts. Quick resentment for Injuries; prompt revftoge for wrong*; * boll, aggressive poll' y, on the grouud that might makes right, and tho weak liuve no rights that the strong are b<>uud to lespect. Those and such like considerations have shaped the purposes of nations. Hut If the hi-tory of the past i.as taught 11s any les?on it has shown tho .oily of v/ar, except it b undertaken us a last resort and principally in the dctence or the rights or man. Peace a' iny ^acriilce is the policy v Inch lime mns stamped with an enduring success, it has beed in split* of wars, even when successful, that nations have achieved u lasting greatness. And this lesson of lilstoiy l>y all the socalled Christian nations Is gradually becoming appreciated and acted upon more and more. We have numerous llMtiawi of Ule JtUt in which controversies that a half a century ago could have been settled only by THE TIWT OF BATTI E have been adjusted by peaceful negotiation. What should they s.ty of tills last illustration? the war between France and Prussia ' He concurred with au article which he read in one or the evening papers, wuich compared it to a ngln between two parties in the siree:; we oetng interested, ought to have the police called to ltiv rlere and put a stop to it. In the case of France and Prussia our interest ?as more closely allied; for the uestinle* of eighty minions of people, the lives of many ol whom would be sacrlUceJ, Were concerned, becuiso Napoioou and Bismarck were ambitious men. The Christian nations . hould, like the police in the street light, interfere. There would yet be a GRAND CONGRESS Ok NATIONS called together when such men as Xapolem and Bismarck ?ay tiiey must light, and tho Inquiry would then l>a made, "Tell 11s what is your quarrel; I why do *011 wish to fight y'' He honed luat Ood would hasten liio ilme wheu the bwoil would be boaien lirto Clio pIouKiuliare. TilI'J KViJMNO tsKUVICE?I'ArAI. IXPALLIBIUTY. Jn l-he evei;tng Mr. 1'owors prcach'''t oa rapal iuialiti'ul (>' facing for Inn text the H t-r l; of Ohnst to 1'eio:, it'conl'.'a in Luke jcxiiii?"liut l liavc pru.vcu i"i- <hce that thy faith lull no;, and wlieu ttou nit coiivi iC'l btrougtheu tti> brethren." Afici Ue- iM'.l'Ing the pomp und c?re:uuny with wh.eu tL decl ir.itiou ot tUe new douma is to bo celeimi.eu in Homo next tiuuday, the preacher spoke ot ttic i-roTou -1 si;riulleitnc3 of this tran.--actiou, not atone to ttic ltoiuisli (jtit'r.b, tint to ttio wholo itiirb Han world us well, aud then proceeded to discourse uI?in the cnisequences that might l?e expected to follow, predicting ihat In no \er.v dL-tant day the sword w juld to drawn In this land to establish absolutism In tlic Church, an it had been to deleud and to nropagate absolutism In tlio State. 'ili. terms ot the new dogma were then exunln"<1 and Its meaning explained In accordance with tlie utterances of the Syllabus of 1)60, the Oivilta Cattnlica anil 'he Catholic World for July, the preacher maintaining th.it tue grand object" of tills whole movement on tu.- part of the ultrumontanlsts Is ro give to the whole Koinlsli church, by meani of Its magnlllccnt centralization, an aggressive power like tliut which ha.i made the Company of Jesus so invincible In the Jays that are past, and thus to crush out one bv one, or all together, 'the damnable heres.e'of the nineteenth century.'" Mr. Powers also paid sjuio attention to the arguments which are usually adduced from 3cripture. from reason ami from expediency in support of the supposed necessity of having somewhere an lnfallllilt* hiimim rr.t.oiinn In mftffcpra nf tvlfcrinn. And ns scried that what was needed was authority instead of IntaJib llty? the individual conscience instead of the I'ope or Rome-, or any other Pope, and Christian, Intelligent, free co-operation uniong the disciples of Chrut, instead of tne b ind dead level of Romish and constrained uniformity of faith and life. In conclusion the c -.-ngregutton were exhorted to appreciate properly the gravity or tain declaration on the part or the Romish Church?to discard iu their rami and practioo every remnant of merely l'oplsh conformity?and to be truo in all the relations of lite to the advanced ideas of the times in winch we live, thus valuing rigluly the liberty wherewith Christ makes hts peopl : free, and so Inscribing on their banners, not "Infallibility," but "the right or private judgment"?liberty under God to decide for themselves wliat U crue and what is right. CIURCI1 OF THE 3AVIOIR. The Unity of lUe Human Unco?Sermon by Ilev. Mr. Alafo, of Cincinnati. A small audience assembled yesterday morning In the Unitarian church, on pierrcpont street, to listen to one of the lights of the "broad" dispensation. Mr. Mayo, who is one or the prominent Western liberals, spoke eloquently upon the unity of tlie human race In suti'orlng, raking for his text the twenty-sixth verse of the twoirth chapter of First CorluUans:?"An 1 whether one member J suffer, all the members suifar with it." J Wo do uot need au apoatle tj tell us this. The narrowest observation su >ws that humanity is bound together In suffering, if one man, and he tho least, suffers In any way, Immediately others begin to suffer iu turn. One den of Uiseasu and uuoleannoss IS A OB1UT CITT scatters seels of pestilence tlirouxn a thousand homes, In nil great public calamities ail elates sutler together. It seems hard i hat a fbw ambitious kulers should have the power to day to plunge two great nations la o war. The politicians who bring alionc the cata-.Uopho can provide defence tut uieuwclvc* OKK IIMRALO, MONDAY, ii will le tlie ni'ft, luoflfcns'.ve people who will f'e 'I I lie blow tliC worst. !t m ?'? when b.nl legislators ma'o bail lawn, or wlien wn embark lu bnsine-s tint Itwolvci helpless people In ruin; wlieu priests deal out tearful theologies, against wluch they aro protected by their culture or by their interpretations or tliotr superior strength, but which work fearful sullering union;? the Ignorant anil the musses who absorb the doctilua taught them without question. Nolndividual can suirer alone. This is a great stumbling block to many. If the guilty could su^er alone we think H would not be so hara; but that the innocent should suffer too seems unjust. Let us look, and we shall see that tula companionship in suffering is not a cursa. The reasou that we share the sufferings of all Is, that we share the nature of alt. In a deep sense humanity is one. The soul that burns in my bosom is but a Jet of the flame that burns In ull races. We are widely different in degrees of talent and culture, but every creature that wears the human form has the same destiny ahead; Uie question is only one of time. We in our MISEK43LK THEOLOGICAL VANITY doom whole c as to perdition, but the heretics of one ugv are mu smma 01 me nexi, tiuu warn inv theologians call holl Is only a reform school for heaven. If all died m Adam, ao ltt Cbriat utiull all be made alive. Adam represented the weak aide or our nature; Cbriat represented the nutnortal aide. Tins liability to auiier witn all suff>-ring la one alJe of one of the gieat privileges of humanity. Would you be willing to be cut off from all personal sympathy with human nature for the sake of not bearing your part of the world's suffering* l>o you not think that all you inherit in this relationship is enough to reconcile you to ita Buffering? You arc one of the highest order of created Intelligences; the late of the whole is yours. The rac ' of tnan ia bea'led towards eternal felicity, und la now marching like 4 VAaT BODY OK RAW BEOKL'ITS; but. as out of all the sweoiiiugs ot humanity a splendid army is made, disciplined by one master, inspired by one soul, so does God proiwae to overcome all the private awkwardness of the individual and make ol us an army tual ahull march harmoniously under Hta leadership. How loolish of us to resist UN training. Can you not r.fford to suffer when you raise your soul to the contemplation of your full destiny? Hut there Is another consiuerat on in this matter. All mea are, m a cerium sense, in eoniplici:y 111 sin; we all, in one way uud au'-ther, prolong ?lie ri'lgn olbir.'arism. Woo of us does all lie c m to check evil around hlui* When we are young wo ore apt to go out to the battle ag.ilnat siu villi enthu-iftsm, b.it wiien Wi> !Tud ttiat the cur- invokes Ions educational prooessea, including two or tine - go ieruwoiis, we aieapt to iat.il i>elow, and the i st of us make concussion* to envr. Many a mother bewails her proQi^ato . on who might have nave I linn with a little more care unit patience, oil. there 4s a great ileal of tins negative. AMiAULK WIloMl DOING. The common liaoiuiy to auil'cr becomes a bond oounccLiig mII good men in a waruue against sin. If oidy the wicked suffered we might bo teiuplcu to leave them to themselves; bt t, iiiank cod, that cannot be done. Wc are nit cuuijiiu on in wi.-ucitjuuc 10 array ourseiv i against evil, it is impossible for the virtue )T a ci:y to be sa.o If we lanore uuy class ami leave tln-m to igimruuce ami crime. Kven one tvani In a city ii.:cu wi n corruption will put c.ery home in danger; the sonn will be struck do?vn vvuii the m laria brcafh Lssuiug theroiroiu, ami the lair-si of our daughters \nil become a prey to passion# roused il'iv u. So the better claws mus*, m soU-defence, KKUCA'lll Al.!. TilK I'HOPI.K, unit.' the Inter?us ol laborer and employer, ami .-oiiBtantly wo k to bring no '.lie low ami the wen!;. 1 urn glad tins is bo. vi'eio It lint I fear! should beeoni? a prey to my own rampaut seUlsiuicss. The minis er or cnriat can do but llitie for the people of his charge till he sutlers with tliem. He must know their cares. Every h-june lie passes may cast a sba low upon Q.m worn the knowledge he lias 01' its hidden orrnw, but he wouldn't cast mi this rcsponsib li'y, lor It is this very experience tliac educites liliu tu b; a tru" minister. Mj evory class of society Is ilnailj beiir; force I out of ineriuess and driven to s -e the necessity, and flmilly the beamy of sacrificial woi k. Christ was made Ut to be the Saviour of men >:y murenng wiOi them, and wo can never atiHlu to the best good for ourrveivei or for otlieta except through tuis divine discipline. t orn Ml SIRKET lISlV^BSAUSr CHURCH. Unman ( linnsi1* and llie War in GnropcSermon by the Itev. A. J. f'nnflcld. Tlio Rev. A. J. Oanfleld, who lias boen for the past five or six years the popular pastor of the only Untveraalist cliurch in Brooklyn, K. V., gave notice yea'erdav morning that his tenure of that position would terminate the first of next mouth. His sermon, thaui?h not a "farewell" 0110, was tinged by the anticipation of such an interruption. Ttv text was from t he nineteenth verso of the P.ftyflith Psalm:?"Because taey have no changes, therelore they fear not liod.'' Mr. CanOeld commenced by a reference to the general luw of change and agitation. as essential to social health. Migrations ami colonizations make the material of nil hnm.in ! lat ?i*?r T?rr\m vnev wimtitfimnmnnt of tra liilonal society tn the far East thero haa been an endl^s-i series or movements and chaoses, nomadic invasions of tribes ami race*, to restore systems of civilization which, ihrougb long periods of peace and luxury, had become careless atia enervated. Ancient Rome was b it another name for political restlessness. The Phuonlctao clues grew rich by the establishment ol colonies. Among modern nations England was cited as an example which had iinally merged, after many conquests, reformations And changes of dynasty, into a state of law, libe ty a:id intellect to ba one of the foremost ana mightiest Powers of tiie world. Other European Powers have passed and are passing to eminence aloug the same Highway of change and agnation. The frontiers of France aud Prussia are bristling to-day witn a JIAHVBsT OP B AYONRTS, whil the rumble of cannon Is neird in thn streets of Baden nnd Luxemburg. The clouds of carnage nang black and threatening over Eastern Ueruianv, containing the li'ihtnina that is ?oon to Ite launched upon tiie fertile provinces of the Rhine, and darkening with their terrible shadows the prou lc>t domes of Christendom; and atl for no earthly reason save that which forces (lie i;ettt-up steam to make some kind of movement. Honor ana virtue get purified when a rough wind blows oir tho human chaff. Wo have seen tue same thing In this country. The world, indeed, in fuil of Ulna tra slons to aftow that under every pretence of conquest or gain there runs ihe Inevitable ia.v which keeps the ocean pure. From these points the speaker proceeded to say tiiat hU ma'n object was not polltlcul or social, but personal. The principle of tho text Is: That, as individuals, we m-ed to be shaken out. of our places and x>ian^, agitated aud tos-ed about from time to time. In order to becoma completely developed and disciplined. NOTHING STANDS S'-IIJ.. Tn hrtHirtPaq and trailf* thla i? trnf* Transit t.inria are processes. Titles must bo continn i.lly search \l lor, and i von real eatata lorovcr fluctuates, Tho whole Hchcrne or exUtcncr- seems subject to :,o m iny forme and combinations, where chance follows lu such rapid succession, that oue can never fee: certain oi that for which we labor, borne there arc who think they find In theic well known racls a sutnclont excuse for bewailing the sad conditions of in'.-, calling the world "a valo of tears anil fleeting snow for man's illusion given.'" it is an unhealthy ami morbid complaint. There is nothing to son'lmi nrallze ov r or lament in tins ever-shifting transformation or human affairs. Instead or being an euemy's work lets doubtless tne who and lovingdiscipline of the bivinj Father. Its advantages are evident. Give a man all that lie asks for and he luvariably ruins himself, bo under God's providence we cftcu require to be TtlWAIVTED AND CIIF.CKKD. Too many lavors breed ingratitude. It Is only when the reservoir is dry that we appreciate the worth of water. Thankfulness to men for their friendly services Is by no means common, but appreciation or Divine favors is still more raio. They who uavo no changes come to care little for eiilier man or God. Heuce tlie necessity for changes and surprises in life. They also had to new discoveries in ourselves, and by lifting us out of the ruts of habit and custom render past experience more available. Another advantage id that thereby wo become more susceptible to the gentle and reilnlng Influences of tenderness and charity. In tue application of this subject Mr. Uantleld feelingly alluded to the coming Interruption of his relations as pastor of tho society, confessing his personal desire ror a change, since tucj who have no changes are in peril of making no Improvement. He also nave a searching analysis of the reasons why such a change might be beneficial to the church, it was quite possible to overdo the dur. or parochial advice. Three hundred different minds could hardly think alike. No common mau could always feed them all. JERSEY CHURCHES. uoBdKEY me mows r cauRca. Sermon by tlie Uev. Mr. Tnnison. Owing probably to the opprosslve state or the weather yesier.lay the congregation at the chapel of the new Methodist Episcopal churcii was rather sparse, but Un prayers recite-! by those present wero very warm ones. At half-past ten o'clock tlie choir, under the guidance of Mr. Mabey, opened tho servtces by chanting the usual psalm, atter which a discourse was dellvored by the reverend pastor of the church. He took iiu? ICA' n'rai mu umkcciiou tiiayiur UI St. Paul's second Epistle to the Corlnthiuiw:? "Finally, brethren, farewell. Be pcrfect, be of good comfort, be ol ouo diIu<1, live In peace; ami the Ooa of love and peace shall bo with yon." The motives which Inspired Hie Evangi-Ust to addreaa the Corinth laas in such a manner were to be found in hln deep affection for the Church consequent upon hU re.'ereuce for It# founder, aad m the tact tuat it m AVLY 18, 1871)- riill'LE thi'n .usalicd !>y i-hr^wd and judal/.tng poopl". TUoj were also KXT'OSBO TO MORAI. PONTAMI NATION, divided lu their opinions, inclined to crrois and addicted to sJua. The preacher chose ihut text for inn Herman because the principles to be found therein are of universal application and because the material surroundings of the Church in our time render us similar to thoso Corinthians. The preacher defined the first word of the text, "Farewell," as signifying "May you prosper," und niade a transition to tho mode of prospering in tue Church. Prosperiiy docs not neco-warliy include temporal welfare. Certainly they aro not incompatible. for the Church in the days of Constantino was both spiritually and temporally progressive. But the Itoinlsh Church, before the Reformation, though temporarily prosperous, was line a lifeless corpse; she was READ ANO DAMNED. Ho there may be temporal without spiritual welfare, anu vice versa. Nevertheless we must wish lor both, and If there must be war between Trance and Prussia the speaker hoped th it France might be bumbled becauso Prussia is a great Protestant nation. It behooves ever/ cne to exult In tlio progress or the Church. How can any man love a being except he iove that which Is especially dear to that bolng, and, therefore, how can we lore the Lord Jesus if we love not ills Church f There are mauy persons in Hobokon who would wi ll to see tho churches pulled down, because they love not the Church, and never bear in mind that if they trace back tlio causes of every good thing they po sess they will llud them centered In tho altar ot Ood's Church. No wonder that David cried out, "Lord, 1 huve loved the beauty of thy house and the place where thy elury awelieih." If Cod be thus spirltuallv among us wh;u is there that we cannot battle against f Nevertheless, Coil will not be with us tl we take not the means of eulert.lining Hun. t'HURCn PRRl'JSCTloN Is one of the things refills t for this. When each member of the congregation is in his proper sphere atul employs his talent-, an.l f:i :ulties for the greater glory or Jesus, sm h p *rf cuoa i.eromei Visible, and leads to spiritual efficiency. Another condition uecessary and essential to the very existence oi tlio Church is that which is vigorously commend d ijy the apostle? CHtrncn onrBBntr.KKS*. Let every oil; cast away Ins long laco and utter shouts of joy before his follows, otherwise it will be tlunglit by outsiders that wo have n sorry time of it. And while w.? cast aside our sighs and trllm1 itlon, lot us not forget to i ocome an imago of the eternal Cod by l?: ing Un.uilmlty is the chief churactoiistic of the true Church, and he (the si eaKer) thanked his cod that Iroin the day on u/i.t. ii i,f. hn : uo? i. ii,.? ,wvu>ov ?r tiu> Holy GI lost he ww always ready to sacrifice his own ideas to iheoplnioiiu of tlio majority In tlio Church. The bnietfotMa o! such practical anan* unity Is \isibiein the political world; for when ? contending catididitu his b'on defeated by the nominatim of Ills rival of the .-p.iru- party lie freely ca??s his In win'' into the .cule of lus opp meul. if we endeavor to j?r mo'e perfection and unity in Hie Church. our own IndivMu.il nuppltiess will follow and wo w.li hav no rea - in hero or lr-reniter to reKi 11 our (rl< nous labor ; for t!i" salvation o: utoi'. 'I lie lvverend npe.ik'T concluded by offerlug a erven t prayer lor trie wei are ol tha congregation -ad th" ?n-->'riber.? through it the christian world. WASHING TON C'cIURCHES, ? bTUEUl LUPTISI Cilia.u. Faith iu (Jail?Mefinun by liev. S- P. Kill. Washington, July it, 1870. The services at the K street Baptist church to-day were conducted by Rev. H. P. Hill, of this city, there being a vacancy lu the pulpit. The preacher took for his text the words, "I will never leave or forsake thee." lie proceeded to show that true peace of mind In life consisted tu implicit faith In Uod an i the study of His will; that sin iu the world was occasion d by doubting the wisdom or the truth of Go I's laws an4 men relying upon 'hcmselvea. No person can prosper without faitn in religion. The moral strength which it. gives Is plainly illustrate! in the simplest acts ol life, and in greater emergencies It is proportionately useful. In trouble it buoys the Christian mind, nud in the hourof death soothes the thoughts oMisso.ur.on with hopes or i tjrual happiness horcaiter. lie therefore urged all believers and those who wish to be s ivc I never to leave or forsake uod. Owing to the Intense lie.it tho congrcgution was very small FIRST COlCRF.G.tUOftlL CHURCH. Sennoii by Rev, J, E. Rmtkin on HKitic Triiiii. laimr.KTun, dmjr ii, imv. At tin! KIr.-.t Congregational church !tev. J. K. Ilauktn, the pastor, delivered a discourse from tlio words, "1 itn the truth. the way ana the life." The speaker dwelt ew^eolaJy upon tiia first words of the sentence, "I am tlio trntli." He referred to the various kinds of truth known aiu >ug men. There was scientific trntli, historical truth, philosophic truth. The truth to which ue wished especially to (alltho at e:.tloa of his hearers was Divine truth. There was no system of truth *-orthy the attention of the human soul that did not inciude Jesus Christ. When he wished to tost any system of religious faith so ns to ascertain whether It was true or not he Invariably Inquired ho .v much there was of Christ in it. If it ignored the Saviour, lie did not pay much aitentiou to it. There was something lacking, and it was t1ik vital pftlncil'lk, trttit. That is, Christ was as nece: sary to the human soul as a healthy atmosphere is to the human lungs, it Is the source of life. He knew there were certain forms of religion that undertook to reject Christ, They talsed loudly of moral truth, or philosophy, of scientific truth, and Ignored the great source and cenl.ro of truth. It was like a man lighting a candle in the full bluza of the noonday sun, and ignoring the brilliant rays of the lat'er", devoting all his admiration to the lormer. Christ was tlio ceutral truth, around which all subordinate truths revolved. In the cstimmlou or the preacher there was no truth In mii.v form of religious taiih that did not embiace Christ. "I am the truth," snys the Havlour, the very essence, the root of all truth. In conoiusion the speaker Impressed upon his henrers the (treat importance of accepting tlie truth and of abiding lu the aavtour. WESLEYAH UNIVERSITY. Rncealnurente Dl?coiir?e by Dp. Cum miner*? Tlio luctlli-ioncy ol tlio Church mid the 'Irudrncy to Hliil'iil I'nsliioni of tlio Mil The War in Furcpv auil lt< Lessons to CbrtNi'd Soldiers. Midulktown. Conn.. Inly IT, 1870. The commencement exercises of the Wesleyan University will coulliiue throughout the week. Al rea'tv tue hotels ami private residences are flilcd by distinguished alumni and friends of the graduates, who are attracted hither by tlie prosperous condition of this celebrated institution of learning, and to congratulate its trustees upon the brilliant prospecUi of the future. The University was organized In 1830. The trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Churc h, having purchased as a foundation the buildings occupied uy a military academy, a proposition was made to call from England Dr. Adam Clark, the renowned biblical commentor, to preside over the institution, but was abandoned by the selection oj of Dr. Fi9k, who became Us flrst President, and was a man of rare intellectuality. At his death he was superseded by Dr. Stephen Olln, whoso fame as a profound thinker ond pulpit orator Is world-wide. The present President, Dr. Cummings was elected In 1867, and, although not pos-eased of brilliant qualities as a speaker, makes up in solidity and good sense what ho may lack in oratorical brilllaucy. It was significant to hear from the lips of a man who Is in active sympathy with the great movements of the present age, and who is enthusiastically devoted to the education of young men, such words as were utteicd iu his discourse this morning respecting the luetllcicncy of the Church and the tendency to the SINFUL FASHIONS OF THE WAY. During the administration of Dr. Cummings the endowments have been largely increased and new buildings have been erected, such as a gymnasium, a line library building, the gift of Isaac Rich, and a memorial cnapel, which was built in memory of the students who feil in the contest for the life or the nation. The completion of the chapel drags for \\ ant of funds, which it is honed will sojn be lortlicomlng, as It Is very desirable and necessary that ih!s euiflce should be finished without delay. A lew months since the princely sum of $70,000 as a beginning was donated by Mr. orange Judd, of New Vork, to ills Alma Mater for the erection of a hall o! scieuce, an account of the laying of the corner stone of which appeared In the Hurai.d a few weeks since. Mr. Judd nas m tdo Middle town his temporary abode for the summer, and is recreating by infusing Into the workmeu his own Indomitable energy and goahoadatlvene.?: so that the building, which is the Quest structure In this city, is rapidly approaching completion. The Alumni Record, to which Dr. Cummings gracefully alluded in his sermon, was com I'ltuu ujr lTii. w uuu at inn unit v Ajjunnv, uuu 1.1 a monument of Indefatigable industry. Alter years of patient labor, performed In the hours allotted for physical rccrcation by sleep, a formidable volumo lias be< u prepared, giving the leading events In the personal a lid public history of ca ll graduate. Thero have been about l.ooo graduates, *00 ol whom devoted themselves to tlic ministry, and the majority ol tbo others to leaching. Judging irom the records, Tue Alumni of tlie Wesleyau University have not been Uulou savers in tno political sense of the term, | although in the critical hour of the country's history a very large percentage ut her sous aid aoule service SHEET. la the Held. I flmi Untiel states Senator Ooie, or California, among the Alumni. lUCCALAUHK VJ'Jt XJUCOl'ILSK UY PRKtilDgNT UUMMINOS. The Baccalaureate discourse wan preached in the Methodldt church this mortung by President Ouiunuugn, who alao conducted the preliminary devotional exorcises. lie took tor Uiu text part of the sixteenth verse of tho eleventh chapter or Hebrews:?"Wherefore God Is not ashamed to bo called tholr God." The reverend gentleman argued that the God of the Blole wan not that cold, Inipaaslvc being which many supposed, but wua a being Of vunabTe aud changing emotions, aud that the esseutial qualities of man's nature characterized Illm la whose lmuge ho was created. This thought was amplified at length aud then the speaker proceedei to couslder the character iliat must be maintained In order to socure tUe Divine approbation. The Church constituted the representat' /?* of God, of his principles, of the religion that tie wished to establish. and, Indeed, or his owu chnractcr. Tho two great objects which tue Church ever had In view wcro tne promotion of the piety, happiness and safety of the individual mem be is, una the other tho exercise, individually ami collectively, of the powers that are given for the promotion ot God's glory aud the extension of His kingdom through the earth in the improvement of our lellow men. When the Church has been la adversity, then has she had most power and her glory has been most valiant. When she oornes into prosperity t o often the effect of that, prosperity ts to remote, In purt, the earnestness of her zual. alio then bo* comes prone to sock things that are of mluor Importance, to cultivate material and esthetic qualities. ana to pride herself on her success in those thing* tailier than on the sacrifices that site makes? thu fffb'-ts that aro put forth ana the gifts that are made to rescue A WORLD LYINU IN WICKKDKES9, and or'ng the heathen to Christ. When this takes place the churoli loses God's favor and her owu luuep ndence, and the pulpit Is no longer loft untrammelled. Wicked Felix sat before it, and was unreboked, be aiiM? the Churcii depended on him for material aldjto sustain themselves, with a mortaa.'ied church and cos llness that they have taken from Cod's treasury which belonged to the heathen, thus striving to rival places of worldly pleasure In mere tinsel and ornament. Thus, then, did the Church become, as to a great extent It was to-day, shorn of her strength. There was much that such a Church could ao. It might declare Its regard for the law of Cod in the abstract, but shrink from responsibility, declaring that it had nothing to do wiili politics. Kuileriug politics to become merely atheistical and dealing out mere platitudes with reference to man's life and tho sins of agesgono, and not dealing sternly wlih sins committed In this age as ereat as In any former lime, It can build Its cosily cathedrals, ornament and cause thom to bo pompous in all their appointments. bverytoiug may i>e in accordance with taste ana nothing 10 disturb a klna of ie,v propriety that afreet* no man's roellngs u radiance tliat may Illumine the sky just ns the northern lights Illuminate it. witn no intensity of heat to come down and sway man's nature and awaken lilm to opposition. Tor that pulpit tiiat is never spoken against u faUe, and a cowardly man nils it. THK UHEAT QUESTION is, does (Joa approve?does lie look down on the Church and say to the world, "I!ehold my representatives: see how meek and lowly tftqjr ft tie; aae how like Chrint, their great example, they are; ?ee bow earnestly they seek afier me poor, us I Fought after them; see how forgotful they arc ol self, and how devoted to the great cause that I have placed tu their charge. Look, yo scoffing world, at my humble Church, and fee them arrayed lor the work io which they are appointed?" The Church of the present day w.is too much like an army that lceot wuliln its own territory, with Its holiday dress anil its glittering arms that were never soiled, 'lite army at Emmanuel In this age wants daring, TUB AHUIKS OF EURW8 are now amassed, and think you when the young men nf I'ranae hear the words of the Kmneror, "Advsuee through flame and smotce and cannon's roar on those strong fortresses," that that army will be c'dVtiu? No I the young men, with beaming eyes, shall stand forth to obey. The plains around those fortresses shall soon be strewn with the slain, and tho pride of youth snail lie there victims to a fa'se sentiment of honor. lint India and Africa stretch out their hands ana cry aloud for the Word of Life; cry for the young and the strong to come to their rescue, and men do not hear it. was that the spirit of the army of Christ? Woro those the characteristics of the m?u of whom Cod shall not be ashamed? Tho orator made a fervent and eloquent aopo.nl to tlie j ouiijc men to volunteer for the armv of Christ, who would never sutler a drafted man to euter the ranks. A great many people looked upon t.hj Church oh a kind of celestial Insurance company rather than us a splieie to develop the talents which Ood had entrusted to it? members. When he (the speaker) saw young men going lorth into the world, se kinir ease and Ktnving after mere culture and position, as though they had no part in the events of this life, he looke i upon them wita Intense disgust, as unworthy to live and have a place in this world, that only needed striving men. and not mere drones to consume the gifa and the accumulation ot earnest laborers. lu conclusion President Oumlngs addressed THE GRADUATING OI.ASS. who occupied Seats In the body or the church. In words of earnestness lie counselled tticui to act on the great stage of life upon which they were e.iturtng In such a manner as not to be ashamed of themselves or to cause the Institution lrom which lliey ff?*l to lio ftRtinmpfl nf thr?m A been prepared by o;ie of the noblest of lier sous, Mr. Oranjte Jndd, wherein was recorded a brief history of each graduate or the University. Let not, said he, ?>me st<>rn scribe write opposite your mmes in the future paces of tills record words of history that shall cause the hearts of others to fill with shame. The servic?s were dosed by the congregation singing 1 Am 1 a soldier cf the cross." In the evening Rer. I)r. Tlffiuir. of Newark, p:eached an eloquent sermon before the Missionary Lyceum. SERVICES AT SARATOGA. germon by Dr. Jolin Woodbr dje, Pastor of lbs PretbyterUn f'bnrcb?The Mcrclea of (Jod?llif HelMlenlol and Reasonable Sac? rlflcpn RcqolrcA of Dfen?Ihe Hpirltunl Leaven Needed by tbe World? The Vanity of Formal Piety. S.vkatooa, n. y., July, 17, 1870. The churchgoers In this village were very numerous this morning. Besides the regulav communicants and attendants the summer visitors in their luxury of apparel sought the house of the Lord, and uiany of them made the invocation for protection and bussing iu the ni03t fashionable manner. Naturally, the strangers sought the church of one of the prominent resident clergymen, and, consequently, the pastor of the Presbyterian sanctuary was greeted with many now faces. This reverend gentleman has been feeding his flock In Saratoga with spiritual foo.l ror neatly twenty years, anil that with such earnestness that the Church has hlirhly prospered. Dr. Woodbridgo always Interests, bccause ho always Instructs. Sympathizing with the world ol mau, and striving only to punfy and ennoble men by precept and example and without arrogance, ho entitles himself to their c mildenco i and respect. Ills church, capable or seating about i w elve hundred persons, is beautifully situated ou the cast side of Broadway, between Lake avenue and Grove street. Dr. Woodbndge selected his text as j as follows:? I be?ecch you therefore, brethren, by the merclei of Uo4, that yn present your boiiie* a livlni ftiiTiiice, holy, iicceptable unto (iotl, which li your reasonable service. (lioinaQi ill., 1.; The reverend gentleman then, iu substance, said:? The voice of the apostles is the voice of God. This epistle sent to the Roman Christians is God's message for the world. Its truths are unlimited in their comprehensiveness, and its precepts bind every cm Inticp. i'he text nnneftls with uecnlhir omnlumTa I to every Christian. It la time to hear wiieu me apostle BEGINS TO BESEECH. Tne mercies of God connect us all with the exhortation or the text. The benefits of the Gospel are unfolded with great affluence of thought :vnrt language In the previous chapters of the eplstie. The love of God to a Binning, perishing world, Christ dying for the ungodly, the full salvation free to all who will have It, are merc.es which sanction the entreaty that men would listen to and obey God. All who nave received mercv (and the grace has appeared to all men) are summoned to present the offering or themselves to God. This Is the sacrifice offered under the Gospel. Every Cnrls'.ian Is call d to a service and.a selfdenial winch are m some respects like the sacrtilccs on the altars of the old religion. These have. Indeed, an expiating design which was Derfectod 111 Christ, so that since His death there remalneth no more sacrifice ror sin lu that sense. But under t.bo Old Testament the olfertngs were seen in the Arcs that consumed the victims, and iu the consecration and dealt) of these victims the abiding elements of true r -llKlon under all dispensations were brought to view. The 8P!BIT OP 8ELF-DENIAI, which carries Uu cross and consents to hang upon It is the spirit of Gospel obedience. Thoso are the Invariable terms of disciplcship, and not the conditions of some higher fellowship tor a favored few, retired lroin the world. The only gate is straight, and the only way is narrow which leads to I lie. All men ought to be interested to Know what is the sacrifice thus required, and which la described in the text. Error it ere is fatal. The body must bo offered. The religion of Christ Is not a dream, or a vision of the imagination, bnt Is suited for this vialblu world. Holy meditation can not make a true Christian character. We are uot to go out of the world, but in it must devote ourselves to God. We inust uot bring down heavenly things to the low level of the earth, but lirt the earthly to those things which are above. This bns.v world, with Its material interests, needs the spiritual leaven. Our hands must labor for Christ. Our feet carry us on his errands ot love. Such a consecration Is in Its nature holy. CLEAN HANDS MUST UBAK the vessels of the Lord. The lamb must be without blemish. "Create in me a clean heart, O God l" A ragged child in a mission house was asked, what Is holiness ? and replied, "It is to be clean inside." With such sacrifices God iB well pleased. In the divine mind the joy is eternal and immutable, but la all that luiuens the sacrifices made on earth lietve vcr found a BUM Prom irrirlastiug lltw fel.jrht* wero wiiii llie Horn* of men. iloly sacrliice h iii a world dollied by sin ore precious beyond price. Much a h tcriflc Is reasonable. That It . UnuM be inn la accords wltlt right reason. Tlier;' Is no other cud in Jlle which cuu t?o justified at the* bar of the i human reason. Otherivl < man only digs his own Kiave. Tnuup, traui|>, iraiup. In the treadmill, and death come* Tim Is no reaso lHiile service. Reason claims a lti?her aim in being, assorts it* divide lixeugo ;ind oifin itself a aa utllco to Uod. The trnth speaks as to wise men. The Scripture* say, "Coiue, lei us roaion t .jjetuor. If the bora Im God serve hiui." To obey this ooinnuud is called a service, not merely oeeaiue it Is a duty, but us tha tfreat act ok uohaop. , _ . to which the children of men are cslie l boforo Ood. Hits is now the morning and tlie evening and th* irabbatii worship. No choral harmonies, no pompoi* itual can bo a substitute for the living sacrifice. \ am ara mere words or devotion or acts of formal ptet*. Vlrsi oi all must bu tlie living and daily repeat ed consecration, acceptable even to Ood?tb? hljliest praise men can render. MUSICAL AND THEATRICAL. The few theatres which romalu o|?eu ami bra/? the wrath of the clerk of the weather, who seems to uave all bis Arcs lighted at ouce, have a hard struggle of i\ ana empty benches are more the rule thtta the exception. Alluring announcements of various and unheard of plans of "raising the wind" and J dispelling the he.it are not able to Induce the public to venture near the glare of the footlights. In tbla unequal fight J Watlack's, under th.^ able management of Theo- <|] dore Bloss, la making |t lie be?t show. Tho enifagd- I ment of the clever representative of comic Father. ' land, Joe Kmmet, lias proved a happy one, and de spite the weather last week's houses were far above ,* tho average of summer an lienc.is lu numbers. Th? play of "Fritz," weak as it may be in dramatic merit, Is probably the only kind of pleco suited for the purpose of displaying the peculiarities of such a comedian as Emmet. The stage Dutchman must monopolize all the 1' terest or he sinks to a mors nonenlty, or, what u worse, an Intrusion. This was plaiuly shown in "Men and Acres." Madame banner's Vlenuolsc ballet troupe lias been woll received at the Oraad opera House. The fmr manageress is an admirable danseuae, un l a few or the principals assisting her are far superior t,o i r _ pirouetters of the "Twelve Temptations " Tliballet In general is of a very high order of talent. Miss Linn Edwin, with an admirable company, Is lighting it out on her own particular Hue at llooloy's. In the City oi Churches. The troupe comprises some of tho liest artists from tho metropolitan stage. This week's programmes consist of "Time Tries All," "Black-Eyed 8usan,","The Spitfire," "Sonnanibuin" aii.I "Poor Pllllcodly." A* mav be supposed from the calibre ot 'tie company, each performance Is adm irablo. Those old favorites of Munhat'an, the Buckleys, hove received a hearty trieoting at tlie 3an Francisco ^ Minstrel llalL Tlic bill for tins week closes wiiii# J, traveBrie ca "Lucro/.la Borgia.'" I? Tuo French wrestlers anil the Marlincttl troupe Jffcfl commence to-nlgiit their Inst week at Wood's Alu- jjr seum. Little Null is still the attraction there. V Kelly & I-eon's Minlstrela play this week at the Park theatre, lirooklyn. A variety troupe, with an endless nipertotre, is starring at the Bowery. Burle ques, singing, danciug anil Ethiopian com- . edy still rule the boards at tiie Comlque. Matin -en \ Wednesday atul Saturday. Tae company at this house is one ot the best in its line ovei brought out on the metropolitan boards. 01 all the summer resorts situated within the city, where one can pass a lew hours of real, unalloyed enjoyment, the best, beyond tloubt. Is Terrace Oarden. Since Bernet took it in hand tins garden has undergone many radical changes, aud stands now without a rival. Moilenh.iuer's line orchestra. and the Pauline C'.uiiasa opera troupe are tUo uiiin at trac dons.' Theodore Thomas contemplates an extended four with lils magnificent array of instrumentalist.* through the provinces in the fall. Tho queen of the concert room, Madame Anna Bishop, with a well seiec'.ed company, starts oa ihe -5th inst on a Canadian tour. Madame Oorlnne D'Kslaing will be one of tho feat ures of the lccturo room next fall. On dlt Fee liter will chuuge the name of Selwyn'a, Boston, to tho Pantheon?probably a delicate compliment to tho gods. Nlb'.o's opens on August 15,entirely refitted, remodeled and in apple pie order. The opening piece is ye, a mat'or of titiccrtalnty.au Boucicauis and a certain California writer have both duappolmol) tlie gi inagement. J/j'.t i an l the 'Hack v. Crook" will be tlic opening features In September. Jefferson's "Kip Vnii Winkle" to exp. 'to.! to li.iv? aD immense iun at Bootu's. but lour months area Utile too much. jrf Daly Is preparing for a vigorous campaign fit tho Filth avenue. No other changes from our lu&t .ire announced tvt this theatre. Mrs. Dates and Fox aro the features at the Olympic. Brpnoll is winning untold laure'a In bis tour , tnrouyn Canada and New England. The local presa everywhere speak in tlie highest terms of his wonderful vocal powers and the artistic finish which lie communicates to everything he sings. OLD WORLD ITEM3. One chier point of M. Prevost-Paradol's mission to the United .Slates it* the regulation of postal matters between this country and France. The Bessemer plan for obviating sea sickness by means of an oscillating chamber, supported on bearings similar to those of a compass will shortly be put to a practical test. A chamber ol this description la now in course of construction, and will ba lilted, when conipio:ed, to a steamer of about 300 tuna, In the British marine. The circulation of bad twenty franc pieces, so well Imitated as to deceive the most practised eye, Is announced as taking place In many Diaccs in Fiance. Tlioae coins, one of which was receutly brought to the brunch of the Nantes Bank, arc tu platina and aluminium. They have exactly the weight, appearitiiee and ring o; real pieces, and no person coulrl suspect them. They can scarcely be detected except by wearing out. One whs lately submitted to chemical analysis, and experts declared that long study and wonderful skill were required to bring them to such a high state of perfection. The real value Is about 21'. 00c. A French-Chinese dictionary would Ream toino.il ^ persons a w >rk above any 0!te man's strength rind pn'fnce. An cr?" .tollr missionary, Mgr. Foray, ha< just complete 1 that tremendoin piece of tabor? 4 the iirsi ropv of which he has presented to the Kmp.'ror of i ranef. Without sp -.iking of tho intotlectnal lat ;<r, wM>-h iv.w sn.llcient to make the most courag. oil", liosltate, t!ie author had to overcome alino-d Insurmountable physical obstacles. The 8?,000 characters, more or ie? complicated, of which tlie Oh,11 so I inguagc consists, liau to be cast , In moulds, all of whtcii he ma ic himself, besides composing the whole text of the work And all taat was done in a small cell ar- the College of the Foreign Missions lu l?i kin. Oriental papers say:?"The geographical knowledge which wo possess tu regard to Central Asia m about to be increased by tiio labors of two aclentillo expo litions which have undertaken the task of exploring, in the upper course of the Zarlavschane, soino regions hitherto completely uuknown. Tl m? . l>odles were to start the second week lu April, and the duration of the voyage was fixed at two months. The first., commanded by Major General Abramoflf, ha J planned, 0:1 leaving Samarcand, to strike to the east and a->cend the river; wlillc the other, under the orders of Colonel Dennet, was to start from Oura-Tubj and rejoin the flint, passing by the Baemandin doilie. Topographers are attached to both, with the mission or making as compieto plans as possible. A mining engineer, M. Myseheikoif, bu ms part of General AbramolT s corps, and Is entrusted with too geological resoarches." THE FINE ARTS. 1/UlllVI ixuvnnu ? uiufraugn nuw *^i?? tvvua o? Sale. (From the Cork Examiner, June 29.] a number of Macltso's drawing ana cartoons, with a few pictures which remained in the great artist's possession, were sold by auction on Saturday. y Tlio Waterloo cartoon, admitted to be the finest work of the klud of which modern art can boast, win secured for the Royal Academy at 300 guineas. Scvoral minor works of remarkable merit were sold ' at rather low prices; but personal relics, such as studio furniture. easels, palettes, costumes aud armor, wore eagerly bid Tor, and the camphor wood box containing the palettes ami brushes used by Ma- / cllso in painting the frescoes In I lie Houses of Parliament were purchased by Mr. Herbert. Ids eminent compeer. The pictures fetched only moderate prices. The artist's last work, "Desinonl and Orinond," now hanging on the walls ol the Academy, was sold for 600 guinea*. "The hast .Sleep of Duncan," which was exhibited in the Academy last year, went for 191 guineas, and a large and unfinished work, "Macbeth and the Witches," waa sold for go guineas. Christmas In the Darou's Hall" was bought at 200 guineas. HOBBLE KEROSENE CASUALTY. yesterday morning Margaret Rogers, a young woman employed as housekeeper at 9J5 Third avenue, died in great ag.my I'rom the effvets or burns, un Friday evening, In great haste to kiudlo a Ore in tho stove, Margaret poured some kerostne oil on tha wood to facilitate th burning, when the oil lu tho can ignited and an explosion instantly ensued. Tho can was blown to fragments and the clothes of the verdant ulrl Be.t on llie. yhe aoreamod lor help, but before It arrived Margaret was most frightfully burned nearly all over liar body. Death ensued, as . stated above. Coroner Flyna wa3 uotlUed Ml Uuld aa~ 1 i ia<i'ieat over me remauia.