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TeLMOCS BiTELLmm August 3?Ninth Sunday After Pentecost. PROGRAMME OF SERVICES TO-DAY. Herald Religious Cor respondence. Circnlar Letter from Arelibishop KcCloskcy. A CHTJBCH FOR THE PEOPLE. The Ward's Island Church Troubles Once More. Interesting Services at Bellevue Hospital. MOVEMENTS OF THE CLERGY. Srrvirrs To-D?y. At the Broadway Tabernacle Professor William M. Barbour, or Liaugor, Me., will prcacli thla morning and eveuimr. Rev. w. T. Sabine will ofllclate at the usual morning and evening services to-day iu the Church of the Atonement. The recior of Onrlst church (Episcopal), Rev. Dr. Tlupii Miller Tliompsou, will conduct the customary services to-day. 'There Rcmaineth Therelor a Kest" will be the subject upon which Rev. J. M. Atwooa will expatiate before the Fifth Universalis Society, at Plimpton Hall, this uiornins?. Dr. Flagg preaches, morning and evening, in the ElgUty-fllth street church. Rev. Mr. Davies, the pastor, preaches in llercau | Baptist church this morning and evening. Rev. G. Graham preaches this morning and evening tn Fifty-third street ltaptlst church. Preachiug at the usual hours, morning and evening, in the Methodist Free Tabernacle. Kev. I). B. Jutten will conduct the services, at the usual hours, In Sixteenth street Baptist church. At the morning and evening services in the Church of t he Strangers Rev. Dr. Deems will preach. The "Church of Humanity" is the taking tltlo of the meetings in Oermanta Ilall parlors, at halfpast ten A. M. and three and half-past seven P. M. Dr. Krotel, pastor of the Church of the Holy Trinity (Lutheran), preaches this morning, at halfpast ten o'clock. Kev. Mr. Bridges, of Princeton, will preach this mornlug in the North Presbyterian church. A select "praying band" of the Young Men's Assoclatlou will conduct the morning, afternoo a and evening services in Perry street Methodist church. A seusation is promised at the Cosmopolitan Conference tins afternoou?Mr. W. Hastings, of Washington, on the "Imperial Iuternattonais." "When God Helps Is," is Kev. Wayland lloyt's theme at the Tabernacle Baptist church, this evening. He will also preach in the morning. Rev. U. T. Tracy preaches this morning tn the Church of the Reformation. The young . men of the metropolis will be addressed this evening, In Association Hall, by Bev. James Fleck. Dr. Oallaudet will conduct the usual services (including one for deal mutes in the alternoonj, in St. Ann's church. Kev. i- W. Barnhart preaches morning and evening in Forsyth street Methodist church. The pastor of Seventeenth street Baptist church, Kev. Hubert Cameron, preaches at the usual services in the morning anu evening. Tho customary Sabbath services will be held tn Westminster Presbyterian church by Rev. J. K. Demarest. Bishop Snow will tell ol "The Second Temple" at the University tills afternoon. "The Abolition of Poverty" will be advocated before the Robinson Hall Spiritualists by Mr. Leander Thompson. At St. Thomas' communion servlcc this morning, at halt-pant ten o'clock, and evening prayers at lour In the alter noon. Rev. J. Spencer Kennard, pastor of Pilgrim Baptist church, will preach at the usual hours tins morning and eveniug. A T&n>im. Prayer* for tb? Safety and Trlnmph of tile Holy Ste?Three Duyi Sperlully Srt Aside by the Popt-?Cat liollc* Tnruughout the World to Kri-lte the liiiu.ii>- of the Halnti?Tlit Trlduum lu >rw Vork? Circular Letter from Archblahop MeCloxkey. Od the 18t.li of May last the Pious Union of Home, ol which Cavalier Mencacci is President, sent a I petition to His Holiness the Pope, asking him to I appoint t'iroc days on which ti e faithful ihrough- | out the world might olfcr special prayers lor the deliverance of the Roman Catholic Church from the tribulation* of the present time. The l'ious Union, wtucli is a confederation of all ttie Catholic | societies lu Home, wad favorcii with a rescript I from the Pope, dated May 24, 1ST:!, in which 1 Ills Holiness speaks of the special necessity | of prayer at the present time, when the j Church is troubled and harassed on every side, and concludes t>y blessing the faithful and pray log that God may give them the spirit of grace and prayer. The Holy Father was pleased, on May an, to appoint the 12th, 13th and 14tli oi this month to be Bet apart tor solemn and special prayer throughout j the Church lor its safety and triumph over Its one- i inies. The "Lltunv of the Saints" is the prayer en- j Joined, and a plenary indulgence is man ted to those who "ay it on alltlie three days, with confession anu communion on the Feast o: the Assumption, August, 15, or within the octave. To those i who only say the liiaiiy on auv one of the three days an indulgence or seven years is granted. Archbishop McCloskey, anxious that his lallhlul subjects should participate in the spiritual rewards offered by the Pope, lias addressed the following circular letter to the pastors and cienry of the archdiocese, which will be read in the churches to-uay. The other catholic archbishops and bishops in America will issue similar instrac- 1 tious to their priests and people, so that during the triduum the Catholics oi the I'nited states Will, by their prayers for the safety of t lie Uolv See, 1 display their devotion to the head of the Church aud manifest their faith in the successor oi Peter. CIKCt'LAK. Jo tnr. Ritfukwp 1'astoks ajcd Clfrcy or rns AacnDiot'K3K or Nkw York:? itKvKKKwn and Ukin Sir?We loarti from wlmtmavbe considered as authentic source, thnt the Most fiolv father, bi order to. incite the talthtul throughout th* world to more earnest and united prayer for the deliverance of the Church from the hands of her oppressor*, lias been Kraelouslv pleased to tfrant a pletiarv mdulSence to all who will join In a triduum, or three ituys' evotion, preparatory to tlie festival ol the Assumption ol the Bleated Virgin. recitin/ the Mtany ot the saint* on each of tlie three day*, and approaching the sacra menu of |?cnanre uuu the holy euchunst within tne same time, or on tin. festival. To thoae who say the litany with the intention of the Holy Father on one only of those day*, and perform the other conditions, an Indulgence of seven years Is granted. The rererend pastors are requested to exhort their flocks to unite In these prayers and avail themselves of the gracious indulgence extended to them. (Jiven at New York, Tuesday, July 18, 1373. fJOHN, Archbishop of New York. "A Church For the People?The Poor and the RlcH." To Tnr. Rt?itor op thi Herald:? Your last Sunday'8 isaue had a capital article with the above title, in which there was a description of just what every Christian church should be. The writer praises very justly several clergymen In this city, pastors of several churches which he thinks approach ttits Meal, lie says there may l>e others. There Is one other which It seems fery irautie tuat so well lnlormcd a man should f " * \ NEW "X not Know?namely, the Ohnrch af the Strangers, of which Rev. Dr. Deems id the pastor. It la situated in Mercer street, near Waver ley place. It is the old church of which the fainted Dr. Skinner was the first pastor. It has the following recommendationsFirst, it Is a beautiful stone church, cheerful inside, pleasant outside, surrounded by grass plots and looking like a venerable Kngltsli village church. It Is in a quiet spot, yet within a block of Broadway. Second, every seat is free, and visitors are cscorted from the door te the pew by unpaid gentlemen ushers. The rich and poor meet together. 1 have seen the rlohest man in America sitting there with a poor mechanic In my employ. Some time ago I was present when a very distinguished ex-dlgnltary and hu cx-Drlvate soldier entered: the latter was lu a while liuen coat. Equal attention was paid to both; but I think the soldier. who. I learned. 18 now a 'lougalioreujub, got the better seat. Tntrd, The cringing id spirited, led by a large choir of children and adulta, and all the congregation have books and unite. Now, In not tkia what "Observer" wants? Why, then, should not this church be made known to all the people r Home time ago I cut out or the New York Obsp?nrr the following extract, written by Henry Day, of the New York Uar, in regard to a church iu Italy:? The American chapel of Florence is a gathering place for Amcriciiu Christians 01 all denominations. Their confession of laitli i? ilic Aiiosiles' Creed, an>l it is deligliuul to see bow Christians who at liouie can denominationally hate each other cordially can here worship together in brotherly love. Here are Kplscopaliaua, Presbyterian*, Methodist* nail Baptist* worshipping and partaking together ol tne sacrament of the Lord's supper. Really one is hero brniii:nt t<> believe, lor a time, ihat I'aul spolte the truth when be said, "There is one hody, one Spirit, one Lord, one laltii, one bapnain, one Uod ami Kalher ol all." Is it po'Sihlo that we must come away irom a Christian to a lore ifu and Papal country to "behold how pleasant a thing it is lor brethren to dwell together in unilyr" If we, as a Church, were now to begin anew, separate Irom old associations of the pant mid entangling alliances of the present, taking the word of God tia our rule ol faith and the ancient Church as our model, would we split Into a hundred denominations of dlllercnt names? would we, hy differences of form! and modes ol worship, by nicely drawn distinctions of philosophical and metaphysical opinion, fence in a lew and lencc out the most ol the lollowersot Christ Irom tils fold? In other words, what ought to tie the tendency of tho Christian Church in these days?to liberality or lo exciusi veuess 1 I do not believe that if the Apostle i'aul were now on the earih and wero called to make a creed tor the whole Church that he would make it us long as the Westminister Catechism; nor do I believe that the greater than I'aul. Ills aim our Master, would give auy other creed than what he once gave, or put it in an* other form tliau as we find it in the Gospels. I am obliged to confess that the more I see ol sineerc Christian people of all denominations, the more liberal 1 become. Or. Van Nest has managed this difficult task ol forming and keeping together a Union Church fnun all denominations admirably. In hit, service you hear u merging of the best things from all forms ol worshin. and aUo that Christian courtesy and liberality which ought to characterize nil sincere worshippers. Not only this, hut it is a contrc of Protectant influence which ih licit all over Italy. That church in Florence was modelled on the Church of the Strangers in Now York. My trieud, Mr. Day, has to go abroad to llnd what I have (Uncovered, in Now York. When he returns 1 hope he will visit Dr. Deems' church. I am not a member or the Charon ol the Strangers, i in-i ong to the same denomination with .Mr. Day; I > ii t when my pastor in absent I frequent Dr. Deems' church, and have learned all these lacts and more. I do not write this to advertise the Church of the strangers. It is almost always crowded. Lust Sunday night every pew was tilled au<l camp stools were brought in, aiid twenty men stood through the whole service. 1 am an old New Vorker and a Presbyterian, and 1 do not like eviMi the appearance of overlooking a church which has so noiselessly done its work and so BuccesBiuiiy that it does not need advertising. It. is not lor the sake of the Church o! the Strangers that I write this, but for the sake of others, sucn as Mr. Day and the writer in your last Sunday's issue. As lor Dr. Deems lumselt, the centre and motive power of this unique organization, his extraordinary gifts, personal, oratorical aud religious have given him so wide a lame aud so remarkable a popularity that his church is louud lar too narrow lor its would-be occupants, and it is only necessary to hear him once, In one of Ills best moods, to be irrsistibiy attracted by the tervor of his piety, the aptness or his illustrations, and the charm oi his manner?while his outside ministrations are so numerous and indefatigable as to raise constant doubts of his power to sustain so great a labor. JUSTICE. The Ward's Island Church Troubles Once Itlore. To thh Editor of the IJeuald:? ?o mucn nas oeen written aim sain relative to the Catholic Church building on Ward'B Island nscd by immigrant* that a brief and correct statement of the tacts in the case are desirable Tor a clear comprehension of the whole controversy. In the ilrm plate It should be understood that the cost of supportmt; the institutions and their inmates in charge of the Commissioners of Immigration is uot borne by the public, hut by the irainigianta themselves, and there is, consequently, no comparison between them and the institutions under the control or the Commissioners or Chanties and Correction, that are sustained by the taxpayers of the city, or or auy other, lor a similar character. The rctuge and hospital on Ward's Island are not charitable or correctional building?, and should not be dealt with In such a light. In the next place, there have been lor nearly twenty years separate places or worship lor Catholics and Protestants, as there are at the present time, aud the dlttlculty that now arises is the result of an attempt to close up tho Protestant church ami rorce the congregation uow attending it to worship in the Catholic church. In other words, the new Commissioners, or a majority or them, seek to introduce a practice heretofore unknown?that is, to have one building used jointly by all denominations?the building selected being the Catholic church, artor its solemn dedication, contrary to the wishos of the members of tuat faith, aud to undo ihe action or the former Hoard. Years ago tlic Commissioners gave to the Prou cstaut and Catiiotlc chaplains a floor cach tu an old wooden building, known as the nursery. From the beginning the Catholic attendants at services on huudays outnumbered the Protestants, and this circumstance, it would appear, gave rise to some jealousy. Alter a while the Protestant congregation moved, and received lrom the Commissioners a chapel lu a brick building which was tastefully arranged and was every way superior to the apartment allotted to the Catholics, which was located up six flights of wooden stairs. No objection was made to this new arrangement, which kepi up the principle or having separate places of worship, which it is now the aim oi some 01 the Commissioners to do away with, The Catholic congregation in the meantime so increased that it became Cancerous tu attend services Jl all in the old building. wlucu had become so dilapidated that there was danger of the iloor giving way, and many old and lecbic persons were greatly distressed in naving to ascend to such a great height to pcriorm a duty winch they considered one of the highest importance. It was evident to everybody that the top story nursery was neither sale nor suitable lor a Catholic ciiupcl. and the congregation had lucreased tu a very large number. The attention of the Commissioners was called to the matter. They clearly saw the necessity or provl ling another place of worship for the Catholics, the same as tuey had already lor the Protestants, *nd proceeded to erect the building about which so mucn bail blood has been exhibited, one of the conditions was that the expense of decorating the interior should be deirayed by the congregation. This action or the Hoard did not at the time create auy feeling, as it was looked upon as necessary tor the spiritual welfare of a majority of the immigrants on the island. Uaring the erection oi the ediilce the Chaplain, Father I'rachnensky. collected in small sums $2,000 lor the purpose of iiillllllng the condition imposed by the Commissioners. 1 he Catholic officers and inmates were anxious tint tlieir new etiapel s. ould aitDroxiinate in Its Interior annearauce to M>nio or the smail churches in New York, anil freely contribute!! according to their means. The money realized was used lor the purchase, in Europe, of the inside decorations, consisting of paintings, statuary, candlesticks, Ac. The church having been completed It was opened in December last, wluch lact w;is uoted by the Commissioners in their annual report, together with The following:? "The Protestant chapel, whicji is on the second floor of a two story brick building, has been fitted up, and luis heretofore; furnished ample accoinmodauou lor per oils or that religious belief." matter* stood until a month or two ago, when it was announced that this building, handed over by the former board, and decorated according to Catholic tisane, should be occupied in common mth the Protestants, who were to abandon their own chapel, which they have occupied for a great number or years, and the I'rotestant chaplain was to have equal privileges with the t'atnolic chaplain In conducting its adairs. This change, U carried nut, wguid Involve two things?the abandonment of the system ol separate places of worship, which lias existed almost since the commission was established, and an entire change in ......v... ji,wigi private tunds have been expended in accordance with the resolution ami approval of tne predecessors oi the present Hoard. The Catholic cliapcl Is located on one of the graded avenues 011 the northern part of the Island and convenient to the hospital and nursery. To the right and left of the main altar are statues of the blessed Virgin and fit. Joseph. There are two galleries, suftlcient to net! avi people. Around the upper part of the interior are painted the stations of the cross, which were executed by a young Italian emigrant, and who also frescoed ami decorated other portions of the church. The pews will neat about nine hundred persons. The Protestant chapel is located to the southeast ol the catholic, and is almost entirely surrounded by large maple trees. Ascending a lew steps the visitor reaches the library, which Is occupied by long, narrow tables, npon which are strewn religious newspapers and tracts. To the further end is a large glass case, in charge of the librarian. coutalniug a lair supply of reading T)KK HERALD, SUNDAY, for all piously inclined. At the other Ride is the Protestant chapel, which is dolBbed in excellent style. 'l'he ceillug is tastefully freaooed, while at tue further cud is the pulpit, the approaches to which are covered with rich Brussela carpet The seats are constructed of oak, and are capable of accommodating about three hundred person*. Whatever superiority the Catholic chapel possesses Is the rosult or the money subscribed by the congregation aud expended in ornamentiug its interior. The mistake Is often made that the funds nsed in supporting the immigrant institutions on Ward's Island are public lunds. Such, it is always necessary to keep in miud, is very far from being the case. Every fartnlnn conies out of the immigrants' pockets, and the State or its agents, the commissioners, are simplv trustees to see to it* proper disbursement for the welfare of these inchoate citizens. Immigrants, when sick or in temporary indigent circumstances, and inmates of rhe hospital or reiuge on Ward's Island, should not be treated as paupers or criminals. They are as I ally entitled to spiritual as to bodily comforts, and ft ! cannot lie denied that separate places of worsnip , tor rroiestuuifl and catholics are, wncu tuny can l>e conveniently main tallied, an in this case, tuos; desirable. Ono ol tlie Commissioners is credited with stating that the building belon h to the State. It does not helong to the Htate. The State has ten times more right to claim ownership of the Catholic and Protestant orphan asylum* than or the building ou Ward's Inland, Tor thu State contributes money towards maiutalng the asylums. It does not nor never has contributed a stiver towards building or supporting the immigrants' refuse aud hospital or other edifices used by immigrants. It lias Loen repeatedly charged, on the best authority, lu tho IIkkali), that the supplies for tin* sick arc purloined and never reach those lor whom they arc Intended, and that shameful fraud* are practised at Castle Harden in the sale of railroad tickets aud In exchanging foreign gold. Why do not the Commissioners attend to these natters r MARKWELL. Interesting Services at Bellevue Hospital. To TIIB EniTOll OF TilK llEKALD:? Ascertaining from a constant perusal of the Bunday Il?iui.n that you are ardently Interested in all things pertaining to religion, I purpose to transmit to you u synopsis of tlie services held on last Sunday evening in the loeture room at Bellevue Hospital. The volunteer choir of St. Stephen's Human Catholic church, comprising over fifty male and female voices, under the management of their preceptor, Mr. M. J.Tracey, who presided at the organ, sang some choice selections of sacred music In AHmlvnltln llntA Mr IVdnAtf HauarifAa ?t.n hUhMf I UVItlUlUIMV, 1114JV. ill 1IMVVJ UVflVITCO l/IIU UJ^IIVOV encomiums for tnc excellent prollclency which his pupils exhibited. The Hoicmn struma or masic echoing through the large corridors of tho hospital periornied the oilicc ur a bell, and presently the scats were all occupied by aa audience which It would be ludicrous If not pitiable to describe. Old men verging on the edge of the grave, stalwart men suiiering from various diseases, a numerous array of cripples, boys maturing into manhood, with arms In siiugs and heads bandaged up, the clfects. In numerous Instances, of midnight carousal. Young women who once were beautiful, but whoso leaturos now, owing to a life of licentiousness, are hardened and degraded looking, such were the features 01 this heterogeneous nssern! blage. At eight o'clock precisely the Rev. Dr. McOlynn, preceded oy surplieed boys with lighted tapers, entered the lecture room, kneeling at the loot of the altar, which was removed Irom the oratory lor the occasion. Ho intoned the "Pater Noster" and "Ave Maria." alter which ho ascended the altar steps and delivered a most impressive discourse on the presence ol God. We must always remember, said t,ue eloquent preacher, that we are in the presence of God, that ills omniscient eye is ever peering Into the lntorior ot our hearts, that Ills august majesty dally and hourly ovei shadows us, and that the conscious presence of His inhnlte holiness should restrain our hearts from tho embraces of sin. The constant keeping betore the mind a knowledge ol the prcsouce of Uod will eliminate our thoughts from earth and preserves us trom the contamination ol vice; for who could sin in the presence of His august sanctity. The reverend preacher illustrated his sermon by analogies exquisitely drawn, and deducted irom ine miosis 01 iiim uiBcuurse me lukicai iniereuce that, a* lit ?oa we live and move and have our being, ho, likewise, is it In 111a sacred presence that all our actions must be pertormed. Let us, then, endeavor so to live that every act of onrs may be a perpetual oblation to Ills honor ami glory. May (Jod vitalize t he words or the preacher and germinate Ins saving truths in the hearts of all who were present, flooding tlicm with the Uic of His love and the benediction of salvation. J. H. P. Ministerial movement* and Changei. mutuodist. The venerable Hlshop Morris was so unwell last week that little hopes were entertained of his recovery. He Is now, however, convalescent. Rev. Dr. lloldlcli, .Secretary of the American lilble Society, 1b taking his vacation at .Saratoga and Round Lake. Rev. Dr. Lege;, au English missionary in China, and Rev. Mr. Hall, an Amorican missionary, have coinc back to their own lands to recruit their health. They addressed a meeting of ministers in San Francisco, a few days ago, and gave interesting and encouraging facta regarding the spread of Christianity iu that Empire. Dr. E. 0. Haven has started on an educational lour in Kansas. The Irish YVesleyans number 2,061 members and probationers, illsliop .Simpson has changed the time or holding the Indiana Conference from September 3 to October 2. Very choerlng intelligence comes to the Mission House here irom | Bishop Poster, who Is now visiting the missions and i conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Europe. He ordained Severn deacons for the work In Sweden. The two countries?Sweden and Norway?constitute one coulerence boundary, In which the Methodist Episcopal Church has now 43 missionaries, 57 societies, 141 preaching stations, irc local preachers and exhorters, and 3,84? mcmj hers and probationers, besides 02 Sunday schools | aud 2,744 scholars and teachers. Their missionary and benevolent collections for the year ending July 1, 1873, amounted to $8,792 76. Rev. Dr. S. R. Maclay, Superintendent of Methodist missions la ilUi'ilU, ivriwi UUIIIU IU UUO V/l UUI UUJ ouuwuiI poraries in eloquent praise 01 the warm reception j lie received in June last irora tlic Presbyterian Rej formed Dutch and other American missionaries | stationed id Yokohama, iu which city he has loI rated his headquarters. Kev. Charles F. Deems, I D. !>., lollowing the lead of other eminent ministers, has assumed the editorial manage1 meat oi the Christian Age, a new paper I just started. Kev. Mr. Fuller, of the i Liberia (Africa) Conference, has come on ' a brief visit to the United States. A colony is j settling at Rldgeway, N. C? near the southern I part oT Virginia, composed largeiy of Methodists from England. The entire tract contains I o,u')o acres. It is the intention 'o build 100 1 houses, to loriu a town, and also divide ont 140 lots of forty acres each. Rev. W'. Reading, Wesleyan minister, by consent of Rath district, has consented to come troni England and act as their pastor lor the first twelve months at least. Rev. | A. J. I.yda. of the West Virginia Conference, has ! I received the degree of D. D. from the Illinois ' Wesleyan University. Rev. Dr. Burns, ('resident I of Simpson Centenary College, Missouri, has come ' Kast with his lamiiy, expecting to spend some | time at Long Rranch aud Saratoga. Rev. 0. C. I McCabe on Sunday last occupied the pulpit of I Asbury church, Rnffalo. The pastor, Dr. Wcntworta, is rusticating ror a lew weeks auioug old friends iu New Hampshire. CONG R K<; ATI ON AI.. Revs. O. M. Dexter and j. II. Merrall, recent , graduates or the Pacific Hieolomc al Seminary, were recently ordained at San Francisco and are under I appointment as missionaries to China aud Japan. | Rev. II. F. Campbell, formerly a Universale mtnj Ister, has Joined the ( ongregatlonallsts in Chicago. lie admits the deity of Christ aud eternal punishI mem of the wicked Rev. Mr. Mollenbeck. a ilerl man Congregational missionary In Nebraska, has oruanUi'd a church of twenty-one members near Flntenellc, Iu that State. Rev. c. Taylor has re- I | slguod Ins charge of the Congregational cliurcli at > Algona, Iowa. Rev. li. Hross, alter six 1 yearn' pistorate at ottuinwa. Kan., has resigned anil taken another church at Crete, Neb. Tlie WlnJaor avenue church, Hartford, Conn., and the First etiurob, Watcrbury, Conn., havo laid the corner stones ol new houses oi worship. Kev. Klchard Cordley, of Plymouth church, Lawrence, Kan., is absent upon a two | months'vacation, during which time his pulpit la supplied by laymen of the congregation. Dr. Kdwaril Hawes, or Philadclpnla. lias acceptcd the call from the North church in NYw Haven. The only Congregational church In Newfoundland Is at St. Johns, and ts under the care 01 lie v. Thomas Hall. It is partly sustained by the Colonisl Missionary Socicty. ROMAN CATHOLIC. Eight congregations of the thirteen into which the catholics ol Cleveland, Ohio, are divided are building churches and other parochial edifices, the aggregate cost of winch will be about five hundred and sixty thousand dollars. Kev. Theobald (Sutler, ol the Socicty of Jesuits In America, is uow in Ireland looking up candidates fur the priesthood, to be brought to this country to supply the wants of the ever Increasing catholic populations of tho United States. There are fourteen foreign eoileges and religious Institutions tn Rome, all of which I hav<? come tinder the ban of the government, and have been notified to rearrange their order within two years, otherwise the Italian government will | place them upon the same footing as those of nativn l.ant i ..... vwv.v..?..*"- ll|.1|IU(l liUU^IIHU, of Brooklyn, visited lUislyn and Manhaaset, L. I., and administered tin; rite or <;#nflrmatlon to forty-one candidates at the former and seventy-iour nt 'he latter place. A new church dedicated to ttie Sacred Heart of Jesus U In course of erection a; Turin, Italy. It mil i?e the flr9t church In this part of tliat country dedicated to the Heart of our Lord. The diocese of Cortona, Tuscany, has i>eeri coiwecratod to the sacrod Heart. Last .Sunday the Catholics or Auiesbury, Mas*., laid the corner stone of a new churctWn that piaco. u Is to be built of brick, with a spitb iw ,. AUGUST 3, 1873.?TRIPLE feet high, to T* capable or aeaong 1,500 person*, end to cost $86,000. Tbe true Catholics call the old Catholics "a sect of Mew Protestants," and two prlesta m Cologne have just.been excommunicated for Joining U. But the Dew sect grown steadily In numbers, and has recently shown the welgnt oj its innuence by securing from the Town C'ounoil a second cburob for Its use. Tbe AbbC llurtault, canou of Tours, hasjoined Father Uyadntbe In hismlesiou at Oeueva. Tbe Pope has issued a "brief" granting spiritual favors and Indulgences to all tbe faithful who mar have prayed earnestly every day between July 23 and July 31 "for toe concord of Christian princes, for the extirpation of heresies, for tbe conversion or sinners and for the triumph of our Holy Mother the Church, and having l?een truly penitent, and gone to oonfesslon and to communion, and have visited their several parish churches, or, In canes usually excepted, some other church or chapel, on the day of the least; or, not able to do this, Dave performed some other pious substituted works." St. Peter's church in Home require* lor Its erection 170 years, and to complete the structure an additional 1-24 years. its cost was $:?o.ooo,ooo in gold, and to keep It in repairs requires an annual expenditure of $20,000. Of its vast dimensions, pcrliaps the best idea Is conveyed by tltc statement that it covers eight acres ol ground. The Archbisnop of Paris lias been granted the right to purchase a site on the blood-stained heights ol Montniartre, where be intends to erect a ciiui ch to the Saured Heart. The firm retreat Tor the clergy of the diocese of Pittsburg, Pa., will be held in .St. Francis' monastery, Loretto, Auguwt 18, ami the second on the 25th. The coliectiou lor the Holy Father in the diocese of HU Louis, Mo., as far as the returns bave been made, amount to $1,4S8, eighteen churchcs having been heard from. In Ht. Joseph's parish there Ib a permanent society for the purpose of sending aid to the Holy Father, which haH sent over seven thousand dollars within the last lour years. baptist. A modest donor, who declines to have his name published, has left his check (or $10,000 with the Treasurer of the American Baptist Home Mission Society lor the promotion of education among the Ireedinen ol the SoutU. A generous Baptist layman, Dr. II. K. Mtnlth, of Amherst county, Virginia, lias presented his pastor, Rev. Mr.jGatewood.wlth a dwelling house and sixty acres of land, and has scut a religious denominational paper to five other preachers for a year lice. That little llaptist church at Kockvillc, L. L, whose pastor, Rev Mr. Pentecost, was obliged to resign on account of his open communion tendencies, has found itself divided lu consequence. Those members who sympathized with Mr. I'entecust's liberal vtows have withdrawn, organized a new church and Joined the Dutch Reformed body, leaving the Baptist church quite behind it in point oi numbers. The Rev. (J. T. Dowliug, ol Providence, R. L, has accepted a call to the Central Baptist ohuicli, Syracuse, and will enter on his work there about nentember 1. The Baptists of the United States have U*,72o churches and only 11,892 ordained ministers. The Rev. A. C. Lyon, of Newark, N. J., has been called to the pastorate of the Baptist church at Kayettevillo, N. Y. Rev. M. P. Freeman has resigned his pastorate of the Nlctaux church, St. .lohn, N. B. Rev. W. S. Webb lias been elected President of the Baptist College In Mississippi. The Mennonltcs or Baptists, of Russia, originally Germans, aro preparing to emigrate in large numbers to this country, aud are taxing means to settlo certain portions ol the West in compact colonies. This step is provoked by the tyranny of Russia towards all dissenters from the Creek Church. The IlerUiiuer street church, ol Brooklyn, lately miuistered to by Rev. Dr. Baker, have given u cordial invitation to Rev. llenry B. Warring, of Camillus, N. Y? to become their pastor. The Baptist church and society In Plymouth, Mans., have extended a unanimous call to ke\. John Duncan, I). !>., oi llrooklyu, N. Y., to become their pastor. Rev. J. I). Pope, oi Norwich, has received a call to become pastor of the Baptist church 111 St. Jotin, N. B. EPISCOPALIAN. Rev. Mr. Peterson (Norwegian), late a Roman Catholic priest in Minnesota, has coniormed to the Kpiscopal church, and applied to bo received into Its ministry, with a view to its exercise among his fellow-countrymen. Rev. Ethelbert Talbot, lately admitted to the Dlaconate, is to enter upon work immediately in Macon City, Mo. Rev. Erastus P. Smith, late of Whitewater, Wis., has entered upon the rectorship of HI. Thomas', Hamilton, N. Y. Bishop Auer sailed from New York July la, on his way to his missionary jurisdiction oi Cape Palmas. Rev. Samuel E. Smith has resigned tho rectorship of St. Andrew's, West Philadelphia, Pa. Rev. Ablel Ijeonard, recently ordained, is to enter upon work immediately at ftedalla, Mo. Last Tuesday week Bishop Coxc, of Western New York, dedicated a line new stone church at Palmyra. It makes the fonrth church, occupying the four corners oi Maui ana Canundaigua streets, in that town. It enst $41,000, and was dedicated Iroe ol debt. The Right Rev. Bishop (tobat is about to make over to the Church Missionary Society the station or Salt, east of the Jordan, tn'e ancient Ramoth Uilead, which will be occupied at onco by the Rev. F. Bellamy. The Niger (Africa) mission of the Cliurch Missionary Society has during the past year taken up a new station. Osama re, twenty miles south of onitsha. At present this mission includes three inland stations on tiie Niger and three roast statious on the Delta of the Niger. In Ibaaon (Yoruba Country, to the west of tho Niger), which in years past has been a successful station of this society, there have been no European missionaries lor lour years, owing to the wars between Iliadon and other Airlcan towns, i There are three stations at lbadon, taken charge of by a native clergyman aiul two cateclusts. PRKSBYTKBUN. The Established Ohurcti of .Scotland lias 1,600,000 members, tlie Free Church 750,000 and the United Presbyterian 470,000. The entire Persian mission, with lorty missionaries and sixty teachers, now under the care oi the i rcaoyterian Board, costs less, annually, than 'lie expenses ot some New Vork citv churches. By the will or Anna 8. Oerhard, of Philadelphia, lately deceased, the sain ot $3,000 is bequeathed to the Board oi Foreign Missions ot the Presbyteriau Church and $2,000 to the Board ol Home Missions. The Second Presbyterian church, Indianapolis, have called Kev. John L. Withrow, 1). D., ot the Arch street church, Philadelphia, to become pastor, and offer lam a salary of $?,i?00. The Presbytery of Western Africa has ient ten African youths to this country to be prepared tor the ministry and returned, as preachers, to their native laud, rney are now at Lincoln University, Pennsylvania. Kev. J. A. Whlttaker resigned his pastorate oi the Presbyte* rlati church at Jefferson, Mo., July 31, and assumed that of the church at Kollfl, Mo. The Hec >ud Presbyterian church of Klctunond, ministered to by Kev. Dr. Hoge, formerly of this city, have determined to enlarge their house of worship to the extent of too additional seats and at a cost of $20,000. Mr. Henry Day, 01 this city, writes to the Otoerver from Bey rout that a wealthy (Jreek in that city lias offered $500 toward the erection of a Protestant church ou an eminence In toe eastern end of the city, provided other friends of the enterprise can raise $1,000 more. Dr. Jessup, the Presbyterian missionary there, his been authorized to secure the ground and have the deeds vested In the Presbyterian Missiou Board. Seventy-five thousand one hundred and sixteen dollars have already been paid Into the mission treasury or the Presbyterian church toward liquidating its debt or $12S,o00. Kev. David Mitchell, pastor of tbe Canal street Presbyterian cliuron, New York, Is spending his vacation at i.ivtngstoncvllle, N. 1., preaching for the church In that place whose house has been closed tor some years past ror want or a pastor. The ITesbyterlans teem to be getting the best proportionate share of religious growth 111 England. I11 elghty-fonr ot the largest towns it is lound that they have increased at the rate ol 150 per cent, while the highest ratio til nuj uvuti '.IIui v11 is i?'o I'vi i;cih. 1/1. n. uiniR, of Albany. N. V., is taking a vacation in Chicago, supplying Dr. It. W. Patterson's church there flaring 'he latter'* vacation. The pastor of the Fort Greene I'res tyterlau church, Brooklyn, will be absent during August, but the church will be kept open oorung ami evening. The Rev. Albert Bush* neil, of cunuecticjt, will suonly tlie pulpit. MTSrEt.l.ANROT'S. Rev. Dr. Loomi* lias retired trom the Presidency of Alleghany College. Rev. W, II. Ten Kyck, who has been lor twenty yearfl pastor of the Dutch Iteformed church ?l Astoria, has severed bis connection with that congregation. An American church wag organized the last or June In (i?neva, Switzerland, of which Rev. Henrv it. Walto. of the chape! In Rome, ban temporary charge. I>r. Heacock, of Buffalo, and Dr. Shaw, of Rochester, aided tn the organization. Ilcv. Alexander Topp, I). D., a distinguished minister of .Scotland. win> wveral yeaxs since accepted a call to Toronto, in Canada, la to supply the Dutch church on Brooklyn Heights, in the absence of tin: pastor. Dr. Inglis, for nfcl Summer vacation. The Boston Music Hall Hocict.y (Unitarian) are irying to raiae $10,000 for next year's expenses to warrant a call to Kev. O. B. Prothinghain. THE FEAST OF AB. ?. Yesterday, the ninth day of the Jewish month Ab. wati celebrated by the Hebrews of the city aa the memorial day of the destruction of Jerusalem. It tu on that day the Jews were condemned to die for want of faith In the promises of Cod through Moses. On that day Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the drat temple, Titus destroyed the second temple and the city of Bethar was captured, and a year later the plough passed over Jerusalem and the Holy Mount as a symbol of aulyugation. Yesterday being Sabbath day with the Jews, the celebration was postponed until to-day. when numberless Hebrews all the world over will mourn anu fast over the sorrows and losses of their race. Ttie belief in the strict doctrlneA of Judaism tlnds Its votaries in every land, and these never fall to observe snch lasts as that of to-day ann two others occurring this month with the greatest ildellty. Ab is the tweirth month of the .Syrian year. LEUlflTOff AVLHE 8T>1C0 IE. Commemorating the Destruction of the Temple?The Spiritual Jerusalem and the True Messiah?Sermon by the Rev. lir< narnicn. Rarely, irat all, do nations or Individuals commemorate their own defeat or dispersion. This, however, is a peculiarity of Jewish polity. Yesterday was the 9th of the month Ab, on which day, tradition says, both the first and the second Temples were destroyed, and In all the synagogues of the laud Uio m?uwui event ww brought to mad SHEET. 'inthecemooa, or wflTM remenfbeiM to* them t<v T day. The eth falling on ike Jewish Sabbath ttua j year, some of the congregations will keep the fait.' to-day. Penitential halnu an recited; plaintive , songs, appropriate for suck an oocaslon, are sung, and the Lamentations of Jeremiah are read, i goodly Summer congregation gathered In tbe Lex- < tngton avenue synagogue yesterday, to whom Kcv. Dr. Hue buck discoursed on tula eveut, basing hlu remarks on Isalali; L, 28? "And I will restore thy Judges as , at the first and thy counsellors as at the beginning; , afterward thou shalt be called tho city of righteousness, the lalthtal city." The fulfilment of this prophecy, the Doctor said, Is not to be Interpreted literally, but in Its deeper and more comprchcuslve spiritual souse. It Is the duty of Israel to live for humanity, and this Is the Alpha and the Omega of Jewish history; and this is the burden or the song that was sung at the cradle of our people's legendary Infancy. TUE IDEA OF ISRAEL'S MISSION renders the revelation on Mount Siuai the greatest event in the history of mankind and elevates the narrative of the vicissitudes of tins people lar above the level of a mere national history. The consciousness of this mission has ever lived in Israel, but in different periods of Jewish history It assumed different lorms. During the existence of the Jewish state this consciousness manifested itself in tiie hope that this state would once become the focus of gregarious life, both political and religious, for mankind. The prophets In their visions made all the nations Hoclc together towards Ziou; there humanity was to reach its goal?the swords would there be forged into scythes, the spears into* sic kit's and the light that emanated from /ion was to illumine the world and restore complete and universal peace; and, like a mother amid her children, Judea would be loved and honored as the maternal ruler over all. This ideal stale was also endowed with an lde;il king?tlio Messiah. The Irequent and heavy linsfortunes tuat swept over the head 01 the nation had 110 power to sknke this hope ol a brilliant final result?1I10 ideal .stale and the ideal king became leading stars, wnicli shone with increased lustre as the ninht grew deeper mm uarKei, auu evvu 111 umi iiiuiiieui when the crown was torn from Judea's brow, when the State collapsed and tin* (actuary was burned to ashes, the Ideal statu did uot go to ruin and tlifi ideal king was more ardently expected tliau ever beiore. The ensuing centimes after THE -OKSTKUCTION OF JKIUISAMSJI witnessed the sad and peculiar spectacle ol an exiled aud wandering people, whose hopes sccuied vanished, aud still lived in tne expectation of the Messiah's advent. Many a time the exhausted wanderer struggled In the last airony of ueath, hut lie could not die, lor the brUUant Image of Ma distaut home shone beiore his receding vision aud kept him alive. Die origin ol the greater part of the ancient prayers Is to be traced back to that period. No wonder, then, that the charming accents of this deep yearning became the sacred tones which consoled and refreshed many a deI spairing patriot's heart, but, however venerable I these remnants 01 ancient enthusiasm may be, they | I are uot those which, 111 our days, can offer whole! some lood to our thoughts and views. A history of . eighteen centuries I'iiH taught us that it is uot the I des?iny of Israel quietly to wait in their country | I until mankind will wander to Palestine and ua- | ' i tlons will crowd to Jerusalem to ascend the Holy j ! Mouut to enter with praise the house ol the Lord, j ! Israel had to leave its home, to carry along with ; I It its entrusted treasure and to bring the ; light of religious knowledge to those peoples who 1 I walked in uarkuess. rilowiy, but surely, Israel is I accomplishing its mission. During Its historical ' march it diffuses the rays of the spiritual sun, the > truth ot God's lovo. The consciousness of our mis- | siou, nan! the Doctor, lives Ui us as in our ancestors, but in a different form. It Is no longer the ' Ideal state and the ideal King that makes us ardently | loug lor the bygone past. The consciousness of : our mission prompts us laitlilnlly to discharge our obligations to the present. The hvroos of our past are and remain endeared to us. We deplore the Innumerable sufferings of our lathers, we honor their memory in our prayers, we lool: npou TUB "NINTU OK AB" as a memorial day which must All each Jewish heart with melancholy feelings; but at the same tfmn t-hia Hatr qiiH Ifa nironta am tlm i>li>ar nt!imfo<. tattoo of the Loni that there ahull come a time when all the earth shall be one consecrated Zlon, and when, wherever men live, they shall worship the Lord and build lor Him a spiritual Jerusalem. This in the lofty end that Is to be advanced by the agency ot Israel; the ideal state Is a brotherly union of mauklnd, and the ideal King is the universal acknowledgment of the only One and Ills eternal Law. Waen this time shall have come then shall be built the true Jerusalem, which shall be called "the city ot righteousness, the lalthlul city." Tlse Doctor admonished his audteuce to live a life ot active laith, and thereby to advance this sublime Messianic time. THE LUDLOW STREET TRAGEDY. Informal Inqneit Into the Alleged Suicide of F*rederlc Muiickea?SUIemcnti of th? Husbaud and Wife?The Dead Man Leaven a Wife In Heater Street? The Guilty Woman Mourning. The strange tragedy in Ludlow street, detailed n the IIkrald yesterday, was the subject of general interest. The theories of suicide and murder were very much discussed, but the general verdict seemed to be that the young lovers, carried away by morbid sentimentality, had contemplated suicide In case of further Interruption by the elder Munckes, who had prevented his wife's consummation of the fatal deed by his rapid movement in selziug her revolver. The subject was partially Investigated in a preliminary Inquest by Coroner Heirman yesterday at the Tenth preclact station house. The Coroner conversed with Charles Augustus Munckcs and his young wile, liattlc, who had been detained bv Captain Ward on suspicion of being concerncd In the shooting of deceased : but thev reiterated the utnrv fold It? them soon alter their arrest. Mrs. Munckes Paid deceased procured two p13tol8 on Friday raormug, but sho proiesses not to know where or how they came Into his possession. The understanding was with her and deceased that in case her husband farther molested them they were to shoot themselves, and by dying together be forever relieved or the odious prc&cncc ol llattle's husband, whpm she had long since cia5ed to love. Accordingly wheu the elder Munckes burst open j the door lu search ol his wile she and her young I lover discharged their pistols almost simulta' neously?he with fatal cffect, while she was but 1 slightly wounded in the left breast. Mrs. Munckes declared thai she would never live with her hus- I band again and intended to seek a home with her | sister lu Twenty-sixth street. Munckes said his deceased nephew, who was twenty-two years or age , and born in Loudon, Kngland, was married and uai> a wipe 1.1 vino In Hester street m this city ; he also said that de- 1 ceased had been in the Penitentiary lor robblnc Ins employer. Alter listening to the statements or both husband and wire Coroner lierrmau committed thctu to the House of Detention to await the result or an Investigation, Which win take place , to-morrow (Monday; aliernoou at one o'clock. postmortem examination. Deputy Coroner Cushtnan, assisted by Dr. I Raphael, made an autopsy on the body at the sta- , j lion house, and louud a pistol shot wound on the , t left side, the ball entering between the sixth and | ' seventh ribs and two inches below the left nipnle, I ; passing through the heart and into the i<ver, where the builet was louud imbedded. Death resulted :rom Internal hemorrhage, caused by the pistol shot wound. I at tiik house of detention , .Sergeant Davis, in accordance with instructions from the Coroner, kept the two severely apart. the ( elder Munckes being lodged lu the rear building and | the wife la the rooms above Hairs set apar lor . women. When she Ippurid be lore the MMIBt i , she wore a gold chain and locket on her neck, : which he suggested she had letter leave with lilin I for safe keeping, as lie could not be responsible lor | the honesty oi Other witnesses detained m the ( same apartments. She lesponded very plaintively. ' "Please let ine keep thisthe locket, it appears, containing tilk picture op iikit l>kai) lover. Her depressed manner was so apparent that the sergeant, rearing she might be tempted to commit suicide, arranged to keep all weapons out oi her reach, and, furthermore, detailed a uernian girl, 1 a prisoner, to sleep near her, their beds adlolning. The German girl reported yesterday afternoon that TUB WOUND IN TflR BRKAST la more severe than tlie prisoner will admit, and the house surgeon was consequently requested to attend her. No visitors are permitted to see either or the witnesses. Tna lunoral of Krederic Munkes will probably fake place on Monday. INVESTIGATION INTO THE 8TOREHOU3E FIRE. Assistant Fire Marshal Hill h<51d an investigation Into the cause of tho storehouse Ore In Greenwich street, at the office of the Fire Department yesterday. The first witness examined was Bernard Cruse, night watchman. He testified that thero waa no Rlgn of fire at nine o'clock, when he went through every room. Ue discovered the names at lorty-tive minutes past nine, being roused by the knocking of a policeman, lie saw the ffre on the lourth floor, fu the rear, but could not tell how It originated. John McDonald, another night watchman, made a similar statement. The Assistant Klre Marshal thinks that i neit her of the watchmen were to blame. The inreiUffftttoB wiu be reauned ou Monday moralug. THE MURICim OFFICES. Dm Mayor Off to Lang Branch?Tht V?v Coast# Bonds?All the Official! Wrong?la Then Anybody Empowered to lasue County Sends T?The Aueasment Inquiry. A regular midsummer day was yesterday In tko various municipal otllces, most of the otllclaU having little to do, doing It quickly and leaving for Home early. Mayor Haveraeyor got the idea that i sea breeze would be beneficial to the executive inlnd and physique, and went dows to Long Branch by the afternoon boat, lie will aotmtaM until Tuesday morning. Comptroller Green, it la understood, wan out of town yesterday, and wlU if. absent until Monday at noon. In the Hruald of yesterday a statement of Commissioner Van Nort was published to the effect that lie did not believe the recent authorization by the Board ot Estimate aud Apportionment of the Issue j( assessment luud stock county bonds was legal. Uls reasons therefor were also set forth. The Mayor upon learning of the question being raised as to the validity of the action In which he. is a member or the Board 01 Estimate and Apportionment, had taken part was 80UKWUAT EMIIARKAASEI), is he had not fully examined the law on the point. Ho at nnr.v.. Iiownvnr unlit for Mennr v Ortuintmilnr Horrs and bold a consultation with turn upon the tubject. Mr. Starrs expressed the beller that the question was not based upon tenable objections, rho charter transfers to and vests in the new Hoard of Estimate and Apportionment ail the [towers exercised by the old lioard of Apportionment, and authorizes the issuing by them by a vote )f at least throe of the members, "of any stocks or onds," Ac. At the close of the lntorvlew the Mayor and Mr. Storrs both expressed the opinion that the issue of the bonds is legal. Rovcral lawyers, however, who arc considered Lo be well up In the interpretation of the sometimes intentional conundrums which the Legislature propounds annually and has the impudence or ignorance to call "law," state that no matter what the charter states or provides lor In relation to county affairs, SUCH PROVISION IS ILLEGAL, inasmuch as it is necessary that the subject matter Df all bills must be stated In their titles. The legal title or the new charter is "An Act to Reorganize the Local (iovernment of the Oily of New Yorn." fhe issue of these bonds is a county, and not a city mutter, and is. therelore, outside of the scope of powers embraced by this bill. However, lor the liencflt oi those who desire to worry themselves about the question, the following extracts Irom section 112 oi the charter, which creates and defines the powers and duties of the Board, is appended. It is good, light Suudav reading. In Liddltiou to the "provisional estimate ol the amounts required to pay the expenses of the city nv> county oi New York, in eacn department and branch thereof, lor the then next ensuing financial year," which the Hoard Is required to make up between the 1st ol August and the 1st of November oi each year, the section goes on to provide that:? "In addition to llic estimate heroin provided lor, the saiu tfivir 1 may at any time, as occasion nuty require, by tl.o atllriuatlve vote a> throe members authorize me issue of "?y blocks or bonds tor the purpose outstanding; but 111 ' saul bonds or their proceed-. shall be appllod exclusively to the payment, purelnise and extinction or such maturing bonds in sucti ......... IT ,M -1,^1, u 1, tj- L'u ..r lii.niUnfMlii city outsran lint: *ha'l not lie Increased therubv for a longer period than is necessary in o Hoc tin* Haiti change.. The said Board ot Apportionment may troui time to time, by the affirmative vote of three members, authorize the issue ot'tli? whole or any portion of anu stude or boiuU which are now by law authorized to be issued, upon compliance with tho provisions of law authorizing thorn. All the provisions o law ?roatlntf anv Board of Apportionment and Audit or either, an 1 provldin# for anu requiring an .mditand allowance ot claims by said Board. are h-rre'iy rejjeaU<l\ but sucil repeal .'hill not, prior to the orvnnlzatlon ol the Board ot Apportionment by thin act created, allect any act heretofore done or directed to be done; but all the powers now posssated by any such Hoard, not lncoati*tati ieilh the provisions of this, are hereby continued and vested in the Board horeby created and authorized. It is claimed that the words "not inconsistent" SETTLE THE UATTEK, Cor "county" action by a board created for ' cow" government would be "Inconsistent." Others wno admit this construction also assart that Commissioner Van Nort is wrong in bis claim that himself and the President ot the Department of Parks are entitled to seats with the Mayor, Comptroller and Presidents of the Board of Aldermen and Department of Taxes and Assessments, as in a county board of apportionment under tho old law, for the provision above following the asterisks repeals "all provisions or law creating" any other board of apportionment. And thus they claim there is no power authorized legally to issue county bonds. THE ASSESSMENT INVESTIGATION was continued vestcrday by the Committee of Supervisors, and the Twelfth ward books wore closed. To-morrow tho Twenty-second ward books will be opened. Dr. Wbitall complained that his house, 007 Lexington avenue, is assessed at $10,000, whilo a much belter house adjoining is valued at only $8,000. Tie complained of this inequality and asked tor a reduction. E. T. Theall stated that three unfinished houses in Slxty-flith street, betweeu Second and Third avenues, are assessed at $11,000. He considers they should be assessed only as lots when the liuiiaus illU IlUb WWIW'WU ?UU "1 111* I11IU IU I1UI UI1I?. Mr. Farley objected to an Increase from $3,500 to $5,000 assessment on tils Louse, 472 Fourth avenue. George W. Lee has a house In Ninety-seventh street, between Eleventh and Twelfth avenues, which has tun year been raised from $4,000 to $7,000, against, which he protests. .Samuel Kirkpatrick stated that he has three small houses on one I'nli lot, 24 by 100 feet, on the corner of Sixtieth street and Third avenue. The assessment on this property is $18,ooo, which .supervisor Koch, of the committee, declared waa outrageous. Mr. William Monck, of 242 West Flfty-Bixth street, protested against, the yearly increase of the assessment on slxteeu lots leased by him, situated on West Fifty-ninth ;Ureet, between Eleventh and Twellth avenues. Hy agreement he is bound to pay all taxes, assessments, Ac., on the lots. In 1870 he was assessed *12,500; in 1871, $10,000; in 1872, $24,500; in 1873, $25,500. lie claims tuat the valuation is excessive. Mr. James Neal, of 2,0.'!0 Third avcuue, owns lour lots in the immediate neighborhood of lllth street and Third avenae, which were assessed last year at $13,000 and this year at $10,000. BROOKLYN POLITICIANS ASTONISHED. Appointment or n Police and a Fire Com* mi??loner?Breaking the "Slate." The politicians about the Brooklyn City Hall were astonished yesterday. For some time past a deadlock has existed touching the appolntmcut of a police and excise commissioner aud a Are commissioner. The appointing power in the case of the former consisted of the Mayor, City Auditor and Comptroller, wlule the Auditor and Comptroller were directed by the charter to appoint the latter. Politicians who pretended to know something of the "situation" said that David Williams, of the Seventeenth ward, was "slated" for the Police Coinmisntoncrshlp aud Jakey Woerth lor the place in the Fire Commission. "Politicians who pretended to know something of the situation" were mistaken. Yesterday the "slate" was broken, in fact, it was ground Into small pieces, riie deadlock waa also shattered. Comptroller F. K. Schroeder and Auditor Shaurmau met quietly Ill UIU U1UVU Ul KMC IVIUIV. proceedou to appoint Mr. Robert M. Phraner for Commissioner ami Inspector or Buildings. Mr. I'hrauer has licla ilie position since tiio resignation or Anthony F. Cam;>i>eil (ex-Siieri!*, ux-United States Marshal, ex-Postmaster. Ac.) from t lie Commission about a year ago. Ho Is a republican in politics ami a mason by trade and a very popular man among politicians. The Plre DommisMon is now composed of Kre?i Massey, President; Hugh McLaughlin (lamlliarly called "BuIj," and as such distinguished iromttic "Boss") and Mr. Phraner. About ati hour after this appointment thero wan a solemn conclave In the Mayor's office. The Mayor, Audlter and Comptroller wero closeted together. I he Hall was tuionged with politicians waning1 to receive the announcement of Mr. Williams' appointment as Police Commissioner. There was a large delegation from the Seventeenth ward. It Is said that lie controls the republican association of that ward. The politicians thought lie had "a sure thing 01 it;" but Judge oi their astomshmeut when It was announced troin the Mayor's otllce that James L. Jensen had been appointed Police Commissioner "Who is Jensen1"'exclaimed half a dozen politicians excitedly. No one knew Jensen save the Seventeenth ward men. They knew Jensen as the secretary of the republican association of the ward. Mayor Powell's candidate was Andrew Cunningham, 01 the Fltteentn Ward, 'iho Comptroller expressed his prelerence lor Alderman .lohn A. lavlor. or 'he Thirteenth ward, tin, finally agreed with Mr. Shaurman upon Mr. Jensen. The new Commissioner is a native of Denmark, wnny.six years or age, ana is euga^o m mi nines* in flie Seventeenth ward. T!ie appointment docs uot seem to jjive general satisfaction. FATALLY INJUEED IN NEW JERSEY. Henry Thompson, a man forty-five years of affe, rlieo yesterday at 21 Watts st reet, trom the effects of injuries received on the 27tli ultimo hy lalllng from a window In I'assalc, N. J. Coroner Kcialer wait aottfleU to Uold au luauuul.