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Jffay 11?The Fourth Sabbath After Easter. PROGRAMME OF TO-DAY'S PREACHING. The Religious Readers of the Herald Disross iug Current Religious Topics. THE PAPAL PROPHECIES THE PULPIT HONORING STANLEY, Ministerial Movements and Changes. About Preachers and Pulplta. A missionary meeting, under the auspices of the Protestant Episcopal Board of Missions, will be held at the Church of the Incarnation this evening. Addresses by Right Rev. Bishop Auer, of Africa, and Dr. John Cotton Smith. Rev. Dr. Gadle, of Glasgow, will preach in the Fifth avenue Reformed Dutch church this morning. Bishop Simpson will preach this morning, aud Rev. Dr. H. B. Rldgaway this evening, In St. James' church, Harlem; anniversary services. Mrs. Alderdlce will preach in the Twenty-fourth Btreet Methodist Episcopal church lu the morning and evening. Archbishop McCloskey will lay the corner stone Of the new St. Bernard's church, in West Four teenth street, at half-past thi ee o'clock. The ad. dress will be delivered by Rov. M. J. O'Farrell. At the Morning Star Mission, at half-past two P. M., service of song, addresses by Rev. J. F. Elder and the children. At St. Luke's (Methodist Episcopal) preaching, morning and evening, by Rev. J. F. McClelland. Bishop Potter will officiate at St. Thomas' chapel this evening and Rev. Professor Roberts in the morning. Rev. War'and Hoyt prcaches in the Tabernacle Baptist church in the morning aud atsteluwuy Ball in the evening. At the Sixth avenuo Union Reformed church preaching morning aud evening by Rev. W. B. Merrltt. Rev. Dr. Rylance will preach this morning at St. llark's. Confirmation service at ihree P. M. by the Bishop of the diocese. Divine service morning and evening at Thirty fourth street Reformed church by Rev. Isaac Bllcy. 11 Rev. J. G. Oakley will preach at Duane Methodist Church lu the morning and evening. The celebrated Professor Hutching, better^ known aH the "lightning calculator," can be heard to-day at the Hall of the Eastern Branch Young Hen's Christian Association, In Grand street, on ?'The Slaughter of the Sea; or, the Wreck of the Atlantic." t Rev. Dr. Talmage preaches this morning and evening at the Brooklyn Academy. "God's Immediate Inspiration" will be Rev. Henry Powers' theme this morning at the Church Of the Messiah. Evening, service of praise. At Berean Baptist church Rev. P. L. Davis preaches this morulng. Sabbath school anniver sary in the eveuing. Bishop Snow will preach in the University at three o'clock. Rev. U. T. Tracy will conduct the morning and evening services at the Church or the Reformation. Discourses upon special topics at the Firty-third Itreet Baptist church by Rev. William Pendleton. Services, morning and evening, at Calvary Bap tist church, by Rev. T. MacArthur. The Ilalstead praying band will condnct the ser vices, at half-past ten A. M., three and seven P. M., at the Free Tabernacle. There will be a memorial service (discourse by the Rev. Dr. F. S. De Ilass) at Lexington avenue Methodist Episcopal church this morning. Rev. S. Ilowland will preach in the evening. "Death In lllgh Places" will be Rev. II. D. Nor Ihrop's subject this morning at tho Twenty-third Street Presbyterian church. Preaching In the Evening also. Preaching at the Harvard Rooms, by Rev. A. J. Lyman, morning and afternoon. At Trinity Baptist church Rev. Dr. Holme will preach morning and evening. At tlie First Mission Baptist church Rev. Halsey W. Knapp will conduct the services at the usual hours. Rev. R. Heber Newton preaches this morning at Anthon Memorial church, lu the alternoon there will be a choral service by the choir and 300 chil dren and a discourse by the pastor on "The Garden Of Eden." At Westminster Presbyterian church there will be preaching, morning and evening, by Rev. J. K. Demurest. Rev. A. A. Retnke prcaches this morning at the Horaviau church. Services for the little ones at three P. M. "Some of the Peculiarities of Christianity" and ?'Personal Religion" will be the topics upon which Bev. George H. Hep worth will discourse, this morn ing and evening, In the Church of the Disciples. The pastor of the Church of Christ, Rev. W. C. Dawson, preaches morning and evening. Dr. C. Stiles will preside at the Spiritualist ser vices at Union Hall, Jersey City, at three aud eight o'clock P. M. Services at the usual hours In Christ church, by the rector, Rev. Dr. Hugh Miller Thompson. "The Cross of Christ" will be Rev. G. W. Perry's theme this morning at Plimpton Building. French Reformed services at Association Hall at ball-past ten A. M. Rev. E. Borel will preach. The evenlug services ?t the Church of St. John the Evangelist will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Cooke, of St. Bartholomew^. The new pastor of Thirty-seventh street Metho dist Eplacopal pliurch, Rev. Richard Meredith, will preach at the usual hours morning and evening. Rev. Dr. Flagg will preach In the Elgiity-tlith Btreet church morning and evening. Rev. T. U. Dudley, of Baltimore, preaches at half-past ten A. M. and hall-past three P. M. lu Calvary church. Mr. George Macdooald will preach in the Presby terian Memorial church at eleven o'clock A. M. The American Tract Society will hold an anulver lary meeting in the church In the evening. St. Malachy'a Proplieey?Obaeqolee and Election of Popec?The Klectlve Con clave?Who Will Follow Plo IVon*I The prophecy of St. Malachy, lately published In the UinALp, has caused much anxiety to many devout Catholics and caused the enemies of the Papacy not a little secret pleasure. After all, It is not quite certain that the great Irish saint had In view Plus the Ninth aH the last Pope. It may be that the prophet merely foretold the end oi the temporal sovereignty of the Popes and loreshadowed, under tho title crux <Je cruce, Plo Nono as the Last or the pontiff* who would exercise kingly power in the city of the Cesars. Accepting the latter interpre tation, It Is quite certain that on the death or Pope Pius?whom tho cable is daily murdering and resurrecting?the Sacred College will form a con clave and give tho Catholic world a new ruler. And this election by aicn trained themselves In the professional atudles and practices of tho ecclesiastical state is well calculated to secure the appointment of a person qualified for so high an office. They will not have to elect the sov erelgn of a small territory, but the ecclesiastical raler of the world. Ranke and other eminent his torians have shown that the electors have in every case been falthrul to their sacred trust. It Is not too much to expect that in selecting A SUCCESSOR FOR PIO NUNO they will exercise equal wisdom. la the oveat of (be Fpoe'a death, which la the ordinary course of nature cannot be far distant, his body will be embalmed, clothed in Pontifical robes of the penitential color and laid on a couch ol state within one of the chapels of St. Peter's, so that the faithful may pay their last respects to the remains of their beloved Pope. An Immense catafalque, of great architectural beauty, Illus trated by inscriptions uud adorned by statu ary, will be erected In the basilica of the chapel where the body lies, and before this grand monument funeral rites will be performed during nine days, to be lollowed by a luneral ora tion on the life and virtues and sufferings of the deceased 1 ontiir. Lute In the evening 01 the lust I dHy of the funeral ceremonies, the plain sarcopha* gus of marbled stucco in St. Peter's, in which now Gregory the sixteenth, will bo I d 'nl i! f P alJ his coHIn removed to the under entireh to make room for tlie casket which contains the body of Plo Nono S(-rvictesihet^SrH.nnau tl,e last "I? funeral ciavmtl ? ? accompanied by their con twl w ii ?tary' a chap'ain and a servant or nu..Vorf n i vn?,)roeeH8lon rroi? Sl- I'cter's to the conJLJ U;ehyatl1a". aid there form the solemn estaiiulhed by 8)8 0 e!ectlon b' conclave was In 10-M ..V THB 0??CIL OV LYONS i..n.T?Ii prcveut a recurrence of such a pro th? 01 the ,Io|y 806 aa occurred after Diesont C uJnhHt tbu lY- At that Council were piesent 500 Bishops and l,ooo mitred abbots. Phi. i over hy t,,e ll'iwtrlous Gregory X. So tnia plan ol election is, to say the very least, the re , tllc combined wisdom and Intelligence of i?ooo learned and experienced gentlemen and has been endorsed by the practice of the Church during the past 600 years. The last four conclaves, at which Leo XII., Plus VIIl., Gregory XVI. and Plus ix. were elected, were lielu In the Qulriual Palace; but, ttnnjwa. mutantur, Victor Emmanuel now lords it in the palatial halls of the successors of St. Peter and the conclave for the election of Pius the Ninth's successor must be held in the Vatican. The Interior arrangements of the Vatican are well suited to the purpose, as the cou claves previous to 1823 were held in It. On the ar rival of the Cardinals at the palace the small, but complete, suits oi apartments into which the two upper floors of one of the wings are divided, will be assigned to them by lot. Durlug the conclave each will live apart with his attendants. All com munlcatiou with the outer world will be forbidden and most careiully guarded against. Even the rood will be thoroughly examined and served to each cardinal In the shape of "BROKEN VICTUALS" by the watchful sentinels who guard the lattices, through which alone anything, even conversation. ?,a".cuter the seclusion of that sacred retreat. hjvery letter is opened and read, every avenue and entrance guarded, that no interference with the H?''?*r*tlona ol the electors may be possible. While the conclave lasts the administrative power oil . 0J(3X?ro,8ed b* th0 Cardinal Chamberlain, Phlilp de Angelis, Archbishop ol Fermo, assisted by tne three representatives of the three orders In the Sac re <i College ol BISHOPS, PRIKSTS AND DEACONS. [ The cardinals will moet in the chapel attached to the enclosure twice a day, and write on tickets bo lolded that the voter's name cannot be seen I? name of their cliolco lor Pope. These papers will be examined in their presence, and H the num ber of votes given to any one does not constitute two-thirds oi the electors they will be burned In suQh a manner that the smoke Issuing through a flue will announce to the world that no choice has [ as yet been made. Some day when thirty of the cardinals shall have agreed on a candidate an opening will be made In the wall which tempora rily blacked up the great window over the palace gateway, through which the first cardinal deacon, James Antonelil, will step out on the balcony and proclaim to the 3<)0,000,000 Catholics that they again possess a spiritual sovereign and lligh Priest, in the following words:? 1 ?'*,<? you tidings of great loy. We Imve as I'ope tho ,1 fcmiuent and Reverend Lord , who has as sumed tiic name ot . Although It Is most difficult to say whose name will mi the blank in the above announcement, those most conversant with the opinions oi the members of the Sacred College and the sentiments or ecclesiastical circles In Rome, do not hesitate to proclaim Cardinal Luigi illllo as the successor of the glorious Pio Nono. All agree that CARDINAL BILlO is in every way fitted to occupy the chair or Peter. He is a man or splendid abilities, thoroughly trained In the science or ecclesiastical government and high in the confidence or the reigning Pontiff, in addition to his comparative youth?he was born March 25, 1826?he possesses a splendid physique, which would enable him to discharge the arduous duties or the Papacy. Besides the Cardinals see In the discontent or the loruier subjects ol the Papal Power under the rule of Victor Emmanuel, and tne generally disturbed state of Europe, a possible, if not very probable, restoration of the temporal sovereignty ol the head of the Church. And cardi nal Blllo, an ardent lover oi his native Italy, would rally around his standard as Pope a great Dro portlon of Italy's wealth and manhood. M. w. The Prophecies of at. Augustine?Two More Holy Pontiff's to Wear the Triple Crown?"Lumen In Coclo" to Follow Pius the Ninth, and a Peter to Close the Line. To Tug Editor of the Herald:? In your Issue of tho 6th Inst, you mention a pro" phecy in regard to the Popes, and attribute it to St. Malachy, Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland, In the twelfth century. St. Malachy has only copied a prophecy left, ten centuries before, by St. Augus "ne, aud perrectly known In all the monasteries of Airlca, Minor Asia, Holy Laud and Eastern Europe St. Augustine enumerated the Popes, express ing them by the same epigrammatic Latin sen tences as St. Malachy did. Ills Holiness Pius IX Is described as "Crux sub Cruce.'l aud not "Crux de truce"?"A cross under a cross," or a cross trodden by a cross?a hint to the burdening doml nation of Ring Victor Emmanuel, whose chief roval emblem Is a cross. But St. Augustine's enumeration contains two Popes more. The successor ol Plus IX. Is desig nated as "Lumen In Cielo"?Light In the heaven anil the last one by a personal name, Petrus 11 Peter II., so that, what is strange, the list of tho Popes, arter beginuing by a "Petrus," would closo by a "Petrus," none or the Intermediate Popes, up to the present time, having borne such a name L. DE KOSSA. The Pulpit Honoring Stanley, To tiie Editor ok the Herald:? Rev. Dr. Ellenwood, or the Presbyterian Board or Missions, occupied the pulpit or the First Presby tcrlan church, Paterson, N. J., last Sunday even ing. In the remarks or the speaker on Southern Arrlca eloquent mention was made or the Living stone rescue under Mr. Stanley, organized and maintained the Herald. The distinguished clergyman spoKe or what had been thus accom plished through your enterprise and courage In I SI)??8ulng1the!Lave trade; also or the prediction Africa J^ Pi J at. the 'nterior waters of south Africa would be reached, not through the Nile but from the western coast, citing the lact that an ex pedition to relieve Livingstone was expcctlng to approach the Interior from that coast. As this movement, supplementary to that of your commls slouer. was undsr the auspices oi British scientists Dr. Ellenwood argued an endorsement of Mr. Stan! ley s theory en the part ol England's geographers. E. T. 0. Ministerial Movements and Changes* CONGREGATIONAL. Dr. Storrs has been settled over the Chnrch of the Pilgrims (Brooklyn) for more than a quarter of or a century. Rev. J. Davles died recently at Rad nor, Ohio, aged seventy-seven years. He had been in the ministry over flrty years, nearly half of it among the Welsh Congregational churches of America. He secured the erection of twelve houses of worship, was an able preacher and a very ener getic and devoted man. The Chicago Theological seminary has just graduated a class of twenty-one. six of these delivered orations. The one show ing the most thought and cultare. according to the Advance, was a native of tor Africa, Barnabas Walker Root by name, who was brought to this country rtom Southwestern Africa when a young boy by missionary John white. The Aurora Congregational Association, Illinois, have refused to ordain Mr. M. R. Peck to the ministry because he is a member of the Ma sonic order and refused to promise to give up his attendance at lodge meetings. METHODIST. The new Memorial Methodist Episcopal church White Plains, N. Y., will be dedicated May 17 and 18. Bishops Janes and Simpson, and Drs. Eddy and Foes, will officiate. Rev. Dr. Haven. Secretary of the Educational Board, has gone to Knoxvllie to attend a meeting held in the Interest of the pro posed new educational Institution in the South. Rev. J. Vaugham Lewis, an Episcopalian, has been challenging American Methodists that he will prove to them that Wesley never meant to make bishops of the Methodist Episcopal church. Dr. D. D. Whedon, of the Methodist quarterly, accepts the challenge on condition that Mr. Lewis shall bring a certification from h Is Bishop that he Is authorized to fpeak ror his Church on the subject, and that the articles of Mr. Lewis and of Dr. Whedon shall be P.h.if!!0;! tether in the American quarterly Will the discussion be worth the the ??m Ji ev' c' burgeon will preach MiHHkmari ,thl" *ear before the Wesleyan the new JJXl? J1 lS ''on,10D- T"e corner stone or Western t'pl8C0P' clurch at Clarence, ine? will he absent for noveral months r?v w Orchard, late of Bay Ridge. L. L who wm .tt^k^i with paralysis during the recr it nensiornSr lor* Lmi CoatortaU u Th? Bouthern Methodist Episcopal Church has 380 trav elling preachers In Texas, 208 Sunday schools, 11,670 church members. The missionary collections from the entire 054,169 church members in the Methodist Episcopal Church South amounted to but $04,130 last year. Rev. J. Q. Thompson, <for many years a presiding elder In the Liberia Annual con ference, having recovered his health by a visit to this country, is now doing good work In the pastorate on Clark street church, Nashville, Tenn. The Attorney street Methodist (Protestant) church al tills city, Itev. J. J. White, pastor. has bought the Cnivcrsalist church on South I turd au<l Fourth streets, Brooklyn, E. I), The Universalis will continue to occupy the church half the time on Sundays and once oil a week day of each week, until the 1st of April next. PltKdllYTKRIAN. The salaries of the prolessors in the North western Presbyterian Theological Seminary have been raised trom $2,500 to $a,ooo a year. The re sources oi the institution arc $168,618 iu money, $260,ooo iu real estate and $20,ooo in buildings, and tho endowment income of the past year was $13,113. Itev. Joel Parker, D. I)., a Presbyterian divine who. In His day, occupied prominent pasto rates in Philadelphia, New York and Newark, died in this city on the 2d inst., In the seventv-lourth year oi his age. Kev. Anthony T. Graybill is ex ploring Eastern Mexico with relerence to establishing a Southern Presbyterian mis sion there. Itev. John W. Neil, of San Antonio, Texas, accompanies him. If it Is found impracticable to establish a mission, Mr. Graybill will accept the call oi the church at Giles' Court House, Va. Kov. IL W. Smulier has resigned his charge at Uughsonvillo, near Now Hamburg, on the Hudson, on account of Hi health. Itev. D. J. Atwater, of New Hruuswlck, N. J., has aocepted a call to the Bethlehem Presbyterian church, near Newburg, N. Y. Kev. Dr. Sproie, of the First church, Nowburg, has gone to Indianap olis. Kev. l)rs. Kadte and Caluorwood, oi Edin burgh, have arrived in Now York. They come as delegates from the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland to the Presbyterian General Assemblies in- this country. Mr. 1). W. James, a licentiate, was ordained as an evangelist oy the Presbytery ol Winona, on Thurs day evening, April 26. David Street, a licentiate ol the Presbytery of Cleveland and late of the Western Theollgloa! Seminary, has accepted a call to the mission church of Waupaca, Wis. The church has now thirty-eight members. Itev. L)r. Duffield has resigned his pastorate of the First Presbyterian cliurcn of East Saginaw, Mich., to , remove to a warmer cliimite lor Ins health's i sake. Itev. George E. Jones has accepted the pas torate of tho Presbyterian church at l^owcr liran dy wine, Del. lie will be ordained und installed on June 10. Kev. E. P. Adams lias taken charge of the church at Hanging Itock, Ohio. Kev. William Campbell, of L)e Soio, lias accepted a call irom tho Presbyterian church at Onarza, 111. KI'lSCOl'ALlAN. At the late meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal ChurCh in the State of Florida, the con stitution of the diocese was so altered that wherever the word presbyter occurs It was stricken out, and the word priest substituted. Bishop Doane, of Albany, oxpects to sail for Europe on the 14tu inst. It Is understood that one object of his visit Is to Inspect cathedrals, with a view to the erection of the new cathedral of All Saints, at Albany, the corporators of which held their first meeting lu Easter Week. The Kev. Mr. Ancient, whose name Is so honorably associated with tho efforts to rescue the passengers of the Ill-fated steamer Atlantic, on the Nova Scotia coast, has been called from his humble situation at Terrauce Hay, ta Ilulitax, to labor in the Trinity church section of St. Paul's parish. He has ac cepted the position and will enter upon his new duties whenever a successor is found lor the Ter rauce Hay mission. Wherever ho may go, the blessings of those who were ready to perish, and of thousands all over the world who admired his heroism, will go with him. The Baltimore EplKtx> pul Methodist, speaking of tho removal ol Kev. Mr. Gallatior, or the Memorial Episcopal church of that city, to Zlon church, of New York, characterizes tho Memorial church as "ecclesiastical canni bals." It says more clergymen have been doue to death, ecclesiastically, Tu that sepulchral re treat thu4i have beeu martyred of late years by all the heathen tribes or the world. In fact, it adds, the only use oi a clergyman lu that parish seems to be to tie knocked iu the head as a propitiary sacrifice, if not to the tnaues of l>r. Johns, then to the offended deities of the laity of that parish, whose bowels seem incapable of being satiated, except by the ottering of a trosh and juicy young clergyman, to go down whole like a raw oyster into the yawning depths below. What is curious about tire matter Is that It suc ceeds In obtaining the services ol some of the ablest men ol the Episcopal Church In tills country, each of whom Is iound, alter a short time, lying out upon the highway, in a comatose condition, with various laymen seated upon his remains, some picking out his eyes and others feasting upou his bones. BAPTIST The growth of Baptist churches In London for the past year is:?Chapel sittings, 2,107; members. 1,078; Sunday school scholars, 3,017; Sunday school teachers, 30ti. The Association builds one new chapel each year. Kecently a Scandinavian de partment has been established In connection with the Baptist Theological Seminary or Chicago, and efforts are now making to raise $26,ooo lor its per manent endowment. Dr. Lorlmcr, of Boston, has decjlneu tho call of the First and Pierre pout street churchos, of Brooklyn. Mr. W. A. keese, ol the Newton Theological Seminary, has accepted a call to pastoral labor with the Baptist church, Ellsworth, Me., to commence the close of the seminary year. Kev. Dr. Neale, of tho First church, Boston, has sailed for Europe, to be aoaeut several months. Mr. Boyd, who completes his studies at Harvard University this term, was or dained as pastor of the First Baptist church, Charlestown, Mass., on April 30. Mr. Edwin T. Hlaoox, Jr., was ordained pastor of the Baptist church, at Northampton, Mass., on the 1st inst. The Hamlltou Park Baptist church, of Jersey City, has just been organized. They propose to build In the vicinity or the Park. The dedication services of tho North New York Baptist chuich, corner Alexander avenue and 141st street, near Harlem Bridge, will be held on Thursday, May 15, at two P. M. Mr. W. E. Howell was ordained and Installed pastor ol the Baptist church, North field, N. J., April 30. The Lalght Street Mission, under the energetic leadership of Kev. Halsey W. Knupp, bus proved a great success. The congre gation has grown until the spacious old house is generally comfortably filled, and tho Subbath school enrolls about two hundred and fifty chil dren. The Baptist standard is to be kept afloat there. The Tabernacle Baptist church ol St. Louis has been sold to the Catholics on a small debt, which ought to .have been paid. Kev. George Cooper will begin his pastoral labors with the First Baptist church, West Philadelphia, to-day. The Fourth Baptist church of Philadelphia raised last year lor Church and benevolent pur poses $14,042. Rev. Harry Smith is about closing his labors with the South street church, Indianapo lis. Kev. E. S. Klley, of South$ort, has received a call to succeed him. The Baptists of Ohio number 42,soe; they have 501 churches, and last year they contributed $10,772 to foreign missions. Dr. Jeter Is to return from his loreign mission Held before tho end of this month to read a paper before the Virginia Memorial Association. and Dr. George B. Taylor, who Is going to Italy a* superintendent of Baptist Missions, there. ROMAN CATHOLIC. The Catholic schools In Savannah, G&., have been granted a share oi the public money for their sup port, and placed upon the same footing as the Protestant, the text books remaining subject to the Hlshop'? approval, and instruction In the Cath olic doctrines being provided for at stated hours each day. Kev. William H. Brie, formerly of Bur rellvllle, R. I., havs been appointed at Fall River, Mass. The Easter collections In the diocese of Hartford for the seminaries amounted to $15,851 37. The "water ol Laudes" Is working wonders out In the West. Its latest triumph Is the curing of a young man whose arm was mashed at a bridge on the Northwesten Iowa Kallroad, near Lyons. Gangrene set In, and live physicians awaited his death every moment with composure. The parish priest of Lyons was called In, and with him arrived some Slsteisof cnanty, who applied the renowned water, and after two days he began to recover, and there la now no signs of Immediate dissolution, but a good hope that the young man's arm may be saved. A Park ersburg (W. Va.) correspondent relates the cure of a lady suffering from neuralgia and of another athlcted with spasms by the application of the holy water. The new Church of the Sacred Heart, at Kusseltvllle, Ky., was dedicated on Sunday, April 27. The rite of confirmation was administered in St. Bonafaclus' church, Brooklyn, on Sun day. April 27, to 225 children. Kev. Father Damon, 8. J., will open a mission In St. John's church, Fifth avenne and Twenty-first street, South Brooklyn to-day. The Kev. M. C. O'Farrell, previous to his departure from St. Peter's, to assume charge of St. Mary's, Kondont, was presented by the pupils of the male depart ment of the parochial day schools with a beautiful set of breviaries. The Klght Kev. J. Lougblln, D. D., Bishop er Brooklyn, will dedicate the new altar erected in St. Mary's church. Star of the Soa, Far Rock a way. L. I., Kev. Joseph Brunetnann, pastor, on Sunday, May 26, at lox A. M.: a'.so will be solemnly blessed by the Klght Reverend Blsbop an altar piece, a most magnificent picture, painted expressly by a celebrated Roman artist, as ordered by one of the greatest benefactors to St. Mary's church, Far Rockaway. The pointing represents in a most striking manner the title of the church, exhibiting a ship In Imminent danger of being wrecked and the poor agonized sufferers appealing to the Infant Saviour, through the Intercession of the blessed Virgin Mary, to be saved. miscellaneous. The Rev. F? Oofhman, of the Vhrintlan Secretary, has been laid aside by sickness from editorial duty for a few weeks nasi, but is now recovering and hopes soon to lie at his post of usefulness and honor. The Universalis will dedicate a new church at Ablngton, Ind., two weeks from to-day. Rev. R. T. Martin, of t'rbana, Ohio, has retired irom the ministry of the Unlversalist Church. Rev. J. s. Fall, of the same denomination, has resigned his charge of the Menasha-Neenah Society, Wiscon sin. Rev. W. 0. Brooks has resigned his pastorate of the Unlversalist church at Junction Cltv, Kansas.. Of the seven ty-four Unlversalist preachers In Muine in 1843 only eighteen are In the ministry now; twelve or these are In the State and six arc away. Unlversallsm was first preached In Brldgton, by Rev. X. Thompson, in 1826, at which timo only two or three women dared to attend the meeting, the opposition In the tawn being so great. One of our religious exchanges tells of a minister of a fashionable Episcopal church In this city, which has first class musical services every Sabbath and whose aisles are crowded to listen to the performance, but as soon M Um la?t note die* away on the organ ike con grelation retire without watting for the preacher s words oi wI?wlom. He, however, a couple Suudays ago ordered the doors to be locked, ho that they could not ret out when they desired. Thev gathered at the doom and thundered until they were opened. A suit for false imprisonment was threatened, t>ut a promise that the offence should not lie repeated attain by the minister quieted the prosecutors. The trustees of the old Collegiate hutch church In Fulton street are at a loss what ? do with the bulling. They have had It In the marke*for 2Z almost Six yearn.but no one^wanta It. some of the trustees think this an Indication Hint tun Lord do 's not want It removed. It is, therefore, proposed to let the old house^stand. as I is. but to surround it with stores and business places. TEMPLE EMANUEL. Dr. Ootthetrs Second Sermon?Slarke Improvement?Influence of Woman on the Pormartlon aflndlvldniil and Mora Character. The congregation which gathered lu this beau ful temple yesterday was larger than on the pre vlous Saturday. The new preacher. Dr. Gotthell, showed a very marked improvement both In mat ter and manner, and delivered a practical dis course on the influence of woman In the formation of individual and moral character. There is large room lor Improvement In the Doctor's elocution, which he will doubtless attend to by and by. He showed his utter disregard or ceremonial ob servances yesterday by wholly discarding the rabbinical cap and surplice and appear ing In a black oloth suit, with a white necktie. The Bame deliberation marked his utterances as on the previous Saturday. On Wednesday evening he preached In German, an the congregation yesterday seemed very much de lighted with his ministrations. His text was the the story or Moses' birth and remarkable preser vation, as found in the Book of Exodus. It is Im possible, the Doctor said; to contemplate the early days of the great prophet Moses without believing t""lt TIIB ANCIENT RELIGION OK ISRAEL was preserved and maintained mainly, If not solely, by the piety of Hebrew women. Relerrmg to the persecutions o I'haraoh, the Doctor remarked that in proportion to his oppression the people pros pered and multiplied. Theu the royal monarch be gan to fear them, aud gave orders that every male child born among the Hebrews |h0"'d?^e,I^?aht5?Jye' but the females might be saved, lhey mlght Uve, but they should suffer and be degraded. No' system of tyranny has ever been exercised toward ??y naUonastoward the Hebrews. But themore thev were oppressed the more they multiplied. l'haraoh overlooked one great element In lemale character In Issuing his cfuel e-Uct name y-s, ...; naLhv But that very element caused tat ruiu of his' throne and kingdom. The Doctor drew from this narrative the Idea that great men at their entrance into life and all through it " rounded with danger but the entranoe ol Moses was peculiarly one oi danger. The Doctor looked upon his preservation as a miracle, both In Its natural and in its providential aspects. A^ecltal of the circumstances showed this. 1 he prompt recognition by the Egyptian princess of the clui'l a origin, the tact of Moses' sister in suggesting??*nHnr brew nurse for the child aud runni ngatoncefor Its mother?these incidents indlcated clearly a Divine I'rovldence as well as the natural tact and svnioathv ol woman. And from this the Doctor enlarged on the Influence of woman in the lorma tion of human character. Many a man has acknow ledged that all that ho had and all that he was was due to the Influence oi a pious luother. Lyen tho creat leader ot this country, as the Doctor hadread a short time since, admitted his obligations to his mother. influence ok a mother is. like the air that we breathe, unconsci?"? ,?"d subtle to ourselves. The Doctor ^*e some illus trations of the qualification of women for this work and remarked that when the fcgypwau Princess handed the child over to its mother the chasm that divided the two nations was spannul, and the rest was left to the heaven-imparted affec tion and love of woman's heart. But while woman s cannot be spared many^partmentor hiim>\Ti pxifltGDCCt it Is most needful in religion. The Doctor defined what religion so ceremonial merely* not what a man be leve tnnrh qa what he lives and feels in his ntart towards God and towards his brother. Woman is the divinely-appointed priestess in this sphere. T11K CRISIS OK JUDAISM. The Jewish religion, as well as others, la passing through a crisis, aud, In their intercourse with their lellow-meu, Hebrews must yield something as well as others, but tliey must alsoseetolt that ?hftv art* tirmlv rooted in the ancient faith. The sclenuflc investigations 01 the age have their in fliioiiib udou Judaism as they have upon other forms of religion and help to precipitate the crisis. How then, he asked, are Israelites to be ablo to siive'the ancient laltii and transmit It unsullied to thi>ir children? Only, he answered, by tne women Standing by the ministry and doing as the pious mothers of old dld-teach their children ?>?? ^>od and the rizht way of the Lord. And lor this ne prayed that the Lord would give Judaism what It "sfasss.1??'? wm ?"S5i rs? the congregation will vote either to retain Dr. Gotthell or to let him return to England again. MUSICAL AND DBAMATIC NOTES. Mr. D. n. Ilarklns, of the Union Square Theatre, takes his benefit on Friday evening. Mr. Harklns goes to the Grand Opera House next season, where he Is to be the stage manager. Miss Fanny Hay ward, oi the Union Square, also goes to the Grand Opera House. Miss Antoinette Sterling gives a ballad concert at Irving Hall on Tuesday evening. She will be assisted by Miss Beebe, Miss Toedt and others. Miss Sterling has many friends, who will be glad to hear her previous to her departure for Europe, where she expects to complete her musical studies. The Charity Amateur Dramatic Association has found another object of charity and another oppor tunlty for Its members to appear In public. This time "The Honeymoon" Is to be played at the Union Square Theatre for the benefit of the chil dren's picnic fund. The performance takes place on Wednesday. Mr. J. M. Bellew's farewell readings take place at Stelnway Hall on Thursday evening. Previous to Mr. Bellew's first appearance we sal* his success or lallure would test the question whether read ings are still a class of popular entertainments. His merits have been lound so great as to answer the questton affirmatively. Mr. George Clarke's benefit at the Fifth Avenue Theatre takes place to-morrow evening. Mr. Clarko has played a number or very flue parts during the season, and the admirers of his acting will be gratified with this opportunity of tcstlfylug their pleasure in his performances. The benefit of Miss Linda Dletz 1s to take place on Wednesday evening. The closing performance by the OeTtnania Theatre Company Is announced for Friday evening, at the Academy of Music. This company, under Mr. Neu endorff's management, has had a very prosperous season, "Das Stlftungsfest" and "Inspector Braesig" being two of the most successful plays of the year. Some of the artists showed unusual merit, and even persons hnacqualnted with the German language can find pleasure In their acting. The dramatic season at the different theatres promises to close more brilliantly than was ex pected some time ago. Mr. Fechter played his first fortnight at the Grand Opera House to undimin ished business. The advanee sales at Booth's for Miss Nellson's engagement Indicate very good houses there; "The Squire's Last Shilling" has provod a magnet at Wallaces; "Frou-Frou" con tinues to attract at the Union Square, but It will soon give way to Mr. Shock's play; "Humpty Oumpty," at the Olympic, still pleases, and "Azrael" at Nlblo's Is successful. "Divorce," at the Fifth Avenue, Is In Its last week, and will be re placed by Dr. Mosenthal's long-promised play. After next week the season will be practically closed so far as new pieces are concerned, and we may begin to look forward to the promises of tne next Winter. Matinees. To the Editor of the Herald:? Would It not be well for all theatre managers to announce the honr at which matlnfies commence T The hours vary so at different theatres (from on? o'clock to half-past two) that, unless announced, much time or much of the play may be lo?t New Yore. May 9, 1873. 1EMP19. naval INTELLIGENCE. ? Funeral of an American Ofllcer In Asia. The Singapore (East India) Times of the 27th of March publishes the following report :? We run the following from 'ate?t ?nang n?w?_"0ti the 3d lnst. the fnneral of J. H. Wlnleck. midshipman United States man-of-war Hartford took ! place The Plnang Ocurtte says the process on was a very long and Imposing one, being as fol i0ws:?Band, thirteen files of marlnea, chaplain And doctor, the hearse, three midshipmen on each side, sailors of the frigate, lieutenants, officers of thft Dutch and Italian men-of-war, the captain of the Hartford and the captain of the Dutch IllgatO, carriages vf l'lftang roiMMta." NO CHANCE FOR NIXON. Application for a Stay of Proceeding Befort Judge Pratt, of Brooklyn?Argument of Ex Mayor Hall in the Case and Seply of Diatriot Attorney Phelpi?The Stay Befnaed?Removal of the Applica tion Before Judge In graham. It la very clear tbat Mr. William P. nowe, coun sel for the unfortunate Nixon, sentenced to be hung on Friday for the murder of Charles Pfyfer, does not Intend to spare any effort to sate him from the gallows. Pursuant to notice previously served on District Attorney Phelps, application was made yesterday to Judge Pratt, of Brooklyn, lor a stay or proceedings In the case. Having In a previous application, before Judge Barrett, made a lengthy and exhaustive argument, Mr. Howe asked ex-Mayor A. Oakey Hall to make the application for him, a roquest In which he waa earnestly joined by the wile and friends of Nixon. Mr. Hall was at first reluotant, but ultimately consented. and yes terday morning appeared before Judge Pratt at the Judge's chambers In Brooklyn. The little court room was very crowded, but a death-like stillness prevailed throughout the proceedings. POINTS OF UK. HALL'S A ROD ME NT. Before entering, however, on his argument Mr. Hall made the following prefatory explanation:? As the draughtsman of the law of 1988, giving every man convicted 01 homicide a stay ol proceedings ax a matter of right, and as never while in the otlieo ol Dis trict Attorney opposing any application lor a stay alter a verdict ol murder, I have heen asked to argso this nres ent application. This cull (not in any wise solicited) has boon torued upon me us a lawyer undor oath and to serve him without lee or inteulion to tako one. and iit forma t/auperU. I, therefore, must respond at any risk of hav ing my motive* misinterpreted or my action assailed. I address the Judge who breasted public clamor in the Poster case; one who bad the pro priety of the manner in which be there ex ercised his discretion expressly proclaimed by the Court of Appeals; oiia who touud ample justification ot his preliminary doubt and estimation' ol probable cuuso in that case endorsed by the strenuous legal appeals of such eminent criminal lawyers as 1'ierropont, Water bury, ttvarts, Ao., anterior to the execution; one who, like every other judge ( have the honor to know in tills Htate, subscribes to these remarks ol the old Supruine Court in a case to be lound In Denlo, p. 32? "Courts of justice should take care Utey are uot misled by the hard ships of u paiticuiar case or by the pussiou or prejudice which may be earned against a particular Individual to make a precedent which would run coun ter to well-established principles. . it should never be forgotten that a wrongdoer, however great his wrong may be, has uot lorleited all his rights; and, although the individual may be entitled to no sympathy, care should be taken lliut the blow which destroys hiin does not In tlict a wound upon Justice herseli. Above all things else, a judge should follow und uphold the law, whatever danger there may bo of bringing down pooular indigna tion upon his head." Having thus explained his connec tion with tbo rase, Mr. llall entered upon his argument, ot which the loliowing are the points:? I. No mail ought to be deprived, in any Court, of his money, property, liberty or lite, except upon full judg ment. 1st Upon lacu. 2d. Upon the law; and the law sustaining a verdict upon facts Is a puramount consider ation. ? II. Alter a verdict which causes a deprivation of money and property, the losing party has, by complying with certain toruial conditions, un absolutu right to ap peal from Its Aisting legal incidents. III. Shall a man have Ilia petty rigtjts of money or do minion over property more strongly protected by legal privileges than his lite Is? IV. Even the convict for life or a term may appeal absolutely, with the inconvonicnce of enduring imprison ment pending appeal. V. snail a man be banned on the law of one tribunal, when he can have it reconsidered ami reviewed by two others, and when he has an absolute right to such recon sideration and review in petty money suits, and when the reports of the State ol New York show original con victions tor murder in about seventy cases to have been reversed since the Revised Statutes were enacted? (Un argument reier to many of them.) VI. Observe un anomaly Incident to this application. In New Vork city, side by side, are two criminal courts, Both have co-ordinate jurisdiction. Hail Nixon been con victed belore the General Sessions the statute would have conierrod an absolute right of stay. Because lie was tried ill the other Court his application tor Rtay rests in discretion. By an oversight this law of statutory stay became applied to Courts ol Uyur and Terminer in every county, Instead of, as was the intention, to that ot New York county alone. In repealing the Oyer and Terminer clause for the benefit of other counties (In which murder cases were tew) New York county was included. Thus the anomaly remains as above. VII. Nay, more, pernaps next week, on the very day Nixon might he hanged, the Legislature may fully pass, as it has already partially passed, an act to so arrange exe cutions aud writs ot error in capital cases that a de fendant will possess the means of having his conviction for murder had before the jury and tho one Court posi tively reviewable bv other Courts. VIII. The toregoing are eminent considerations to ad dress to discretion. IX. Next, Is there probable cause tor any of tho excep tions? Tho Judge who tried the case is remarkable tor his accuracy, His correctness seema Intuitive, and to more than attain the result of peculiar pro fessional training, added to enlarged judicial experience. Nevertheless, 1 choose one of the ex ceptions, and believe that it Includes probable cause lor error. He charges the jury to exercise doubt on the whole case, but refuses to charge under s,iectflc request that If they entertain any doubt in regari to any matter necessary to sustain a verdict lor eithet of the higher offences ft is their duty to convict of a lesser. That is to say, he excludes the doubt there might be under the cir cumstanccs, whether the one matter of the idea to kill was sufficiently fixed iu Nixon's mind to become premedita ted design?a mutter, of courte, necessary to conviction ol the highest offence. With doubt on this part of the case, it would be the duty of the jury to convict of one of the degrees (with the killing udmltied and no justifica tion or excuse found) of manslaughter. This refusal to charge, of course, technically excluded from the consid eration of the jury the subject of acquittal, but tho request came from the prisoner. As to doubts upou any one necessary link in a chain of testimony, see Ked tleld's Notes to 3. Oreene Ev., p. 29; also Smith va. Comm. 11)uvail (Ky.), 22#, and the citations therein, which are very strong. X. There cannot he long delay In argument, because the Gcueral Term ot the First Judicial Department Is now In session. I he writ may be returnable immediately. The Court of Appeals Is likewise in session. The community still freshly remember the execution of Foster. Ana even upon public policy the example of a "hanging" Is not, therefore, exigent, at least during the two raontlls which would suffice for argument. XI. In conclusion I must he permitted to dirent from the concluding comments in the printed points of my junior and zealous associate. Judge l'ratt?Hut, Mr. Hall, I must administer the law us It is. The law may be partial In giving per sons tried for murder in Sessions a statutory stay and leaving It to discretion iu the Oyer aud Ter miner, But so It is. Mr. Hall?The State constitution, guaranteeing to all equal rights in enjoyment of person und lib erty, would seem to forbid the spirit of this distinc tion. I know the letter of the law so says; but why cannot your discretion bo brought to equal the statutory right ? Judge Pratt?Satisfy me there is probable cause for error, then. Mr. Hall, in arguing the point of doubt, was stopped, aud Judge Pratt remarked that the Jndge did charge that the jury might convict of either ol the degrees. Mr. Hall?True, but what we complain of Is that he did not specifically Instruct them how to pass on the degrees by applying to the circumstances adapted to each degree the reasonable doubt. Doubt on the whole ease applies to a crime that has one constituent element, like receiving stolen goods on false pretences. But where there arc de grees the jury should be Instructed, as was asked, if by a doubt any circumstances affecting the ques tion of murder give him the benefit of the doubt on that, and (killing being admitted) pass to next de gree aud next, li the jury are unanimous there is no doubt as to the manslaughter, then convict of that. Take robbery. The Jury might donbt that the crime was proven or that even property of twenty-five dollars' worth was taken, and they might not doubt that petty larccny was committed, and so convict ol that. Judge Pratt? But Is not this mode of Instruction offerlug a premium to jurors to originate doubt? A discussion arose, with Incidental conversation, as to this, MR. rnKLPS' AROUMKNT. The District Attorney argued on the basis of Judge Barrett's opinion (heretofore published In the Hbralo), and submitted It irom the IIkkalo re ports, claiming that Judge Brady gave the man the fairest trial and most impartial hearing, aud in hla charge about the doubt on tke whole case neces sarily included the parts necessary to make It up. His learned friend was wrong. The doubt on the whole case has to be employed on each degree, and probably was. Yon can't separate a doubt as to a part of the tacts. Judge l'ratt said be would decide at two o'clock P M Mr. Hall and the District Attorney left In a car riage, while Mr. Howe remained to await the re sult. It was evldont from Mr. Hall's manner as he left that he did not expect a stav. He remarked, on leaving, to a friend that be had done his duty as counsellor, and could not now reflect on any omission or cowardice should Nixon be hanged, JVVan PRATT DUN IKS Till STAY. \ At half-past twelve o'clock Judge Pratt called Mr. Howe aside, and said ho had made up his mind to deny the application for a stay of proceedings, but left It without prejudice to apply to other Judgos of the Supreme Court. At two o'clock P. M. tne Judge gave a written opinion embodying his reasons for refusing the stay. He went over the same grounds as Judge Barrett In his opinion, and tt Is, therefore, unnecessary to give it in luiL INFORMING NIXON OF TIIK RESULT. Mr. Abraham H. Hummel! at once Informed Nixon of Judge Pratt's decision. ??Don't be discouraged, Nixon," said Mr. Hum mell to him; "Mr. Howe will leave ne stone un turned to delay the execution until an argument has been had upon the points involved In the "Iknow Mr. Howe will do all he can," said Nlxen, "and I shall not give up to the last." "But you must be prepared for the worst; don't forget that," oontlnuod Mr. Hummeil. ??I am prepared," and Nixon said this with qnlet composure, showing that he evidently appreciates how greatly the chances are against him, and yet that ne does not wholly abandon hope that the case may be carried to the Appellate Court. Mr. Howe called at the residence of Hon. D. P. In graham, 21 West Forty-eighth street, yesterday afternoon, to urge the Judge's signature to the stay of proceedings In behalf of the condemned man, but Judge Ingraham was not at home, and so Mr. Howe will be compelled to make his motion at Supreme Court Chambers to-morrow morning. John Puller, aged U years, a native of Ireland, was found dead, sitting In a chair, near a table, by his wlfe,on her return from work, to their home, at 400 west Sixteenth street. Coroner Hermann will investigate as to the cause of death, which la supposed to tore resulted from heart oikum. THE BLOOD OF JAY GOULD. What it Cost to Slap Hjm in the Face. Jowph J. Harris, the Lawyer, at the Bar of the Special Sessions?Result of the Recent Ren contre in Delmoaico't?Xarrin Fined $200 and Held in 91,000 to Keep the Peace for Six Months. The long-talked-of case of Jay Gould vs. Joseph J. Marrlu, which has already been postponed several tlmos, was Anally Drought to a hearing yesterday lu the Court of Special Sessions. Both belligerents were present, with their re> spectlve counsel, long before the opening ofOourt, each accompanied by a host of personal friends, representing the leading financial and professional classes of the community. Punctually at the usual hour Messrs. Shandley, Blxby and Coulter took their seats, the first named presiding, and announced their readiness to pro ceed with the case. Another case which had priority on the calendar was calied. but adjourned to a future day. Mr. Clerk Johnson, in clear, ringing tones called for Joseph J. Marrln and then for Jay Could. Counsel responded In due form, and the deiendant, on being called to plead?a charge or assault and bat tery?answered, "Not guilty." Mr. Jay Could, the complainant, was then called to the stand. Judge , Shandley then asked the witness as to when he was assaulted and by whom, when Mr. FuUarton, of counsol for Gould, demurred and requested the Court to defer Mr. Gould's examination until the testimony of his witnesses had been taken. Mr. Ira Shafer, tor the defendant, objected to tfte order of testimony sought to be adopted by the complainant, contending that the statute distinctly provided that the complainant himself should be tlrst interrogated. The Court sustained Mr. Sharer, and Mr. Gould proceeded to give his evidence as follows:?He stated that while dining in Del monlco's restaurant, in Broad street, in com pany with Mr. Charles J. Usborne and Mr. Lansing C. Moore, he was approached by Mr. Marrln; Mr. Marrln asked witness why he had not answered his letters; witness told him he was in the habit of receiving so many letters be had nol time to answer half of them; Mr. Marrln then said he wanted an Interview with him; witness replied that he did not want to have any more bother with Mm, when Mr. Marrin "drew off and struck him with his fist." Judge Fullerton?Was the blow a hard onef Jay Gould?It stunned me lor a moment and started the blood from my nose, which bled for on hour. Uould was then cross-examined by Mr. A. Sulli van. In answer to questions from the latter gen tleman Mr. Gould said:?"1 have known Mr. Mar rln lor several yeais; he prosecuted a suit against me in behalf of a Mr. Allen; 1 was seated on the side of the table lacing Broad street on the day o 1 the assault. Mr. Sullivan?Were you irightened when lie struck you ? Mr. Gould (after some hesitation)?No, sir. Mr. Sullivan?l)id not Mr. Marvin say he wished to have an interview with you in the case of Mr. Allen, in which you had dishonorably failed to carry out certain arrangements entered Into with appar ent good faith on your part, and which had placed him in a false position with Ms own client V Jay Gould?1 really can't remember. Mr. Sullivan?Your memory Is uot so accom* modatlng on some points as others. W hat hand did he strike you with ? Jay Gould?I can't say. Mr. Sullivan?Was his head not bowed down and your lace turned sideways towards him t Jay Gould?1 don't remember exactly. Mr. Sullivan?Did you get up from the table when you were struck r Jay Gould?I rose up and sat down again. Mr. Sullivan?Did you not finish your lunch T Jay Gould?No, sir: 1 sat there with Mr. Usborne and Mr. Moore, but did not eat anything. Charles A. Snively, the next witness lor the prose cution, said he was -a stock broker; was in Del munlco's that day; heard the blow, but did not see It; jumped between the parties; he thought it was his business to take care oi Mr. Gould. Mr. Sullivan (sarcastically)?And Mr. Gould takea care of you. Snively was then cross-examined as to his con nection with Jay Gould; he admitted dolug busi ness for Jay Gould, but said he had done nothing that day; he merely came In to show him the mar ket quotations; this witness also stated that a Mr. Hunter took Mr. Marrin out alter the blow was struck, and further stated that he was sure Mr. Marrln struck Gould with his left hand. Mr. L. C. Moore and Mr. C. J. Osborne were then examined. They testified to having heard the blow, but did not nee It struck, being at the time engaged In conversation with others. Mr. Joseph J. Marrln then took the stand In hli own behalf. He is a gentleman of a very pale casi of countenance, entirely destitute of color, and gave his testimony In clear and distinct tones. H4 said:?On the day in question I went Into Del monlco's, and there met Mr. Gould; I accosted him in a quiet, gentlemanly way; he Insulted m? grossly, and I slapped him in the lace; that day my client came to my office and told me Jay Gould was in Uelmonlco's and I went there to see him. This testimony, being offered with a view to show defendant's motive, elicited objection from Gould'i counsel, and after considerable discussion wai ruled out as irrelevant. Mr. Shaier? If the Court pleases I wish to M beard on this question, it is material to show the motive of the defendant's going to Delmonico's, ai well as the animus of the prosecution. Mr. Gould had betrayed bad faith In his dealings with Mr. Marrln, deliberately violating solemn pledges and ? roving false to him, as he has been to others, and i volvlng him in complications with his clients. Judge Shandley?We shall exclude all testimony prior to the actual occurrences In Delmoulco's. Mr. Marrln continued?1 placed my elbow on the table and my head on my hand and spoke to him In a low voice; 1 said, "Mr. Gould, 1 wish to talk to you about the Allen matter;" he said, "1 owe Mr. Allen nothing; 1 gave him some brokerage;" laaid, '?Tnat's not the point, Mr. Gould; you made certain agreements with me and on the strength of them l made certain pledges to my clients; your breach or ralth has Involved me in entanglement with my client; 1 want to have an interview with you. Please appoint time and place;" he then said in a sneering tone, "1 have no time to talk with you, and don't want you to bother me any more;" I then drew back my hand and slapped him in the face, not with the intention ol assaulting him. but to hurl back the indignity cast upon me by his insult ing, sneering manner. Mr. Marrln then stood up and showed the position in which he and Gould sat. He said:?It I struck out at him with my clenched fist I would have naturally struck him under the ear. 11 I struck forward I would have to get my hand In such an Inconvenient posi tion I could uot lilt hlin hard. As 1 said before, I merely used my open hand. Not with the idea ol assaulting him, but only to resent his insulting demeanor. I stood there some time, to see il any thing rurther would take place. I did not run out, nor did anybody lead me away, as has been stated. Mr. Sullivan then summed up lor the delence, and was followed by Judge Fullerton for the prose cution. Counsel made long speeches, and indulged freely in personalities, Justice Shandley finally in terposing with the announcement that the Court had heard enough. Justice Shandley?The Court finds the defendant guilty and imposes a line of $200, and further re quires the defendant to And sureties for future good behavior in the sum or $1,000. Mr. Marrln Immediately gave his check for the amount of the Ane, and some inends executed th? necessary bonds. YATOHIHO NOTES. The schooner yacht Resolute, Mr. A. S. Hatch, N.Y.Y.C., Is at City Island, being repainted. The schooner yacht Clio, Messrs. Asun and Brad hurst, N.r.Y.O., la still at Fire Island. The schooner yacht Pieetwing, Mr. George A. Osgood, N.Y.Y.O., Is on the screw docks, having her bottom cleaned and lead run into the keel u additional ballast. The sohooner yacht Enchantress, Mr. F. Loubat, N.Y.Y.C., is at the foot of Washington street, Brooklyn, being put in trim for the seasdn. The schooner yacht Wanderer, Mr. Louis Lortl lard, N.Y.Y.C., Is lying alongside the Enchantress. It has been docided to launch the schooner yacht Ariel, Mr. W. L. swan, on Wednesday, 14th Instant. The yachts Coquette, captain C. M. Brockway, and Cloud, Captain George Boswlck, both of the Columbia Yacht Club, or New York, were launched from Bates' yard, South Brooklyn, on Wednesday last. In excellent trim. Tliey win proceed to an anchorage off the club house, foot of Fifty-seventh street, North River wltnin a day or two. THE PRIZE BIHoT Arthur Chamber* vi, Oeor|e Seddona. In the presence of the principals and many friends the battle money ($2,000) for the proposed fight between these pugilists on the 21st Inst, was delivered over yesterday by the temporary custo dian Into the hands or the stakeholder. This mat ter settled, Chambers, who won the toss for the fighting ground, proceeded to quietly inrorm the opposing party where the contest would take place, and alter some little explanation there waa mutual satisfaction expressed, It is the opinion of the sporting fraternity that If there Is no outside inter ference the fight will be a bitter oue and of loua L duration.