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RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.
PROGRAMME OP SERVICES.
Ministerial and Church Move
ments?Correspondence.
American Missions at Home
and Abroad.
ftervleee To-Day.
Rev. j. w. Bonourn, Evangelist, la conducting a
"Musiou'' in the Protestant Episcopal church of
tlie Ascension, Ureenpolnt, L. I.
Divine serv.ce will be conducted to-day in the
Russian cfcapel, Second avenue, near Fiftieth
street, tn the Sclavonic language.
Ttie Rev. W. M. Duunell will preach la All
Saints' Protestant Episcopal church this mornlug
and evening.
The Rev. W. H. Thomas will preach la the Beet
man lllli Methodist Episcopal church to-day at the
usual hour.
The Rev. P. L. Davles will speak In the Berean
Baptist church at the usual hour to-day.
The Rev. George O. Phelps invites all who can to
goto the Alien street Presbyterian church this
morning and evening.
Dr. a li. Tyng. Jr., will preach this evening In
the Church of the Holy Trinity. Dr. Irving will
preach there In the afternoon, and Bishop W tut ta
ker, of Nevada, in the morning. *
The Rev. Dr. Anderson will occupy the pulpit of
the First Baptist church this morning aud evening.
Tbe Rev. 8. M. Hamilton will preach in the
scotch Presbyterian church to-day at the nsnal
hours.
The Rev. Davtd P. Juttln will preach to-day at
the usual hoars in the Sixteenth Street Baptist
church.
The Rev. R. Heber Newton will officiate to-day as
nsnal m the Anthon Memorial church.
"The Nature of Christian Perlectlon" and "The
judgment Day" will occupy the Rev. W. P. Cor
bitt'H attention in Seventh street Methodist Epis
copal church lo-tiay.
Dr. Talmage will, this morning, in the Brooklyn
Tabernacle, preach a memorial sermon on Mrs.
Phoebe Palmer, of this city, larely deceased.
The Rev. Dr. Seymour wUl deliver the annual
sermon before tbe Protestant Episcopal Sunday
School Association this evening, in Zion Protes
tant Episcopal church, Madison avenue. Tbe Rev.
j. N. Gaucher will preach there this morning and
afternoon.
??God's Estimate of the Worth of a soul" and
"The Uttie Things that Confound the Mighty" will
be discussed and elaborated to-day in the Taber
nacle Baptist church by the Rev. J. W. Hawthorne.
Dr. Alexander will preach at the usual hours to
day tn tbe Phillips Memorial Presbyterian church.
Father Beeson, the Indian missionary, and Dr.
HaUocK will Instruct and entertain the Spiritual
ists In Harvard Rooms this morning and evening.
At tne South Baptist church Dr. A. C. Osborne
will preach this morning and evening.
"God and Man Friends in Covenant" is Dr.
Deems' subject for this evening's consideration la
the Church of the Strangers.
"The Open D<.or" will be shown this morning by
the Rev. W. R. Alger, or Boston, to the worship
pers in the Churcli 01 the Messiah.
"Superiority of Manhood" and "The Fate of the
Suicide" are the topics to be considered this morn
ing and evening by the Rev. J. M. Pullman in tho
Church or Our Savlonr.
The Rev. C. T. Tracy will preach this morning
tn the Church of the Epiphany.
"The Duty of Confessing Christ" and the "Heal
ing at the Beautiiul Gate," will be considered this
morning and evening, by the Rev. R. S. McArthur,
In Calvary Baptist church.
"The Anointing of Jesus" is the topic to be
elaborated this evening, in the Eighteenth street
Methodist Episcopal church, by the pastor.
The Shakers will hold their Convention tn Stein
way Hall to-day. ,
The Rev. Dr. Armltage will minister In the
Fifth avenue Baptist church to-day at tne usual
hours.
Dr. Fulton will pay nls respects to the tljpatrlcal
question this morning, iu Hanson place Baptist
churcti. "The Peril of Rejecting tne Truth" will
be diacnsseii in the evening.
Lyman C. Howe will tell the Progressive Spiritu
alists something about "Sunrise in Heaven" and
"Occupation In the Spirit Land" this morning and
evening at 1,195 Broadway.
The Rev. J. fpencer Kennard win try this morn
ing to answer the question, "How and How Far
has Human Nature Fallen?" tn the Pilgrim Baptist
church.
The Rev. WUllam B. Merritt wll! minister at the
xisaal hours to-day in tne Sixth avenue Relormed
church.
T.ie Rev. George D. Matthews will preach this
morning and evening in the Westminster Presby
teriau church.
The Rev. Rooert Sioss will occupy tUe pulpit of
the Fourteenth street Presbyterian caurcli this
morning and evening.
The course ol lectures begun last Sunday evening
In St. Joseph's Roman Catholic church, Tremont,
by the Rev. Father Sorg, will be continued this
evening. Tue subject is "On the Attitude or the
Church in Europe."
The Kev. W. T. Sabine will preach tols morning
and evening in the First Reformed Episcopal
Church.
The Rev. Dr. Ewer will preach at the nsnal
services to-day in St. Ignatius' Protestant Episco
pal church.
The Rev. H. D. Cause will preach about heaven
this morning, and a .oat true and false penitents
this evening In Madison avenue Reformed church.
This morning Rev. Father Stone, C. S. P., will
preach in St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic church,
105th street and second avenue, and this evening
there will be grand musical vespers, in connection
with which Fat'ier Bodflsn will deliver a lecture
on the "Connection ol Music with the Catnollc
CfcurcH."
Professor nutchings, erstwhile Barnum's light
ning calculator, will preach in Bethany chapel,
Eighty-sixth street, to-day, and will lecture there
to-morrow evening, 'ihis Is a struggling Baptist
mission In a negiect<* i nr-igltboruood.
The liev. E. C. sweetier wnl discuss "r'nlversal
lsiu aud the Bible" this evening in tue Third
Universalis church.
The Rev. Dr. Conrad will preach th?s morning
and Dr. flowiand this afternoon in the Protestant
Eiti8cop.il Church of the Ileaveuly heat.
Dr. c. s. Robins',n will deliver the fourth of a
Series of Sunday evening lectures on "Christian
Experience" in the Church or the Disciples, The
Rev. George H. Iicpworth. will prcacu there in the
morning.
Divine service will be conducted by Dr. Flagg
this morning and evening in the Church ol the
Resurrection.
Dr. Porteue will tel! all Sonls' Protestant Epis
copal church, Brooklyn, tins morning, what ue
thinks about the thief oo the cross being a de
based brigand or an honorable insurrectionist;
and in the evening he will examine some theories
concerning Uie pprsonal power ol the devil.
The Rev. C. C. 'ilirauy win preach this morning
In ttae Church or the Atonement. Dr. Draper, of
Harlem, win preach the anniversary sermon of '
the House of Rest lor consumptives in ttoe even- ;
ing in this church.
Dr. Rylance win preach this morning and even
ing in St. Mark's Protestant Episcopal church.
Forsyth street Methodist Episcopal church will
M ministered to to-day by the Rev. J. W. Barnnart,
At half-past ten A. M. and half-paat seven P. M.
St. Alban's Protestant Episcopal church win
celebrate Its ninth anniversary to-day, wheu Rev.
C, W. Morrill will preach.
services this morning and afternoon In St. Mary
lie Virgin's Protestant Episcopal church.
Dr. TV/inas 8. Hastings will occupy the pulpit J
Of the West Presbyterian church tnis taming
And evening.
"The Ancient Athenian and the Modern Sci
fclkVist," irtu to coaaidcrea to-a#j tue Wv. w.
T. Bffbert la the Walnwrlgtit Memorial Protestant
Episcopal cbnrch.
To-day, and hereafter until farther notice, the
bouia ot aervlce in Grace churcli will be hall-past
ten A. M. and hall-past three P. M.
The Rev. George McCampbelt will preach to-day
at the usual hours in the Spring street Presby
tcrian church.
U the Roman Catholic Church the True
Church of lioa 1
To tub Kditob op the Hkrald:?
For many centuries It lias been the boast of t le
Roman Catholic Church that It la the true Church
of God and that all others are spurious schis
matic branches of that Church which wan lounded
oy Jesus Christ. In your issue of Sunday. Novem
ber 1, a writer, over the signature of "Pruden
tlus." speaking or the Roman Catholic Church,
says "In her tabernacles alone, who Is the only
true'spouse of the Lamb, doth He really dwell
evermore." In this assertion "Prudential' ab
solutely contradicts the Saviour Illmseir. who has
declared -For where two or three are gathered
together In my name, there am 1 in
the midst or them.'' (Matthew, xvlll., 20.)
It la shoer lolly, then, for any one
Church to claim a monopoly ?! His presence or
hslj with us onijr (loth He "really dwell evermore."
U13 own wor i has settled that question.
W hen the ancient Church of God was first estab
lished on earth under the superintendence of
Moses and Aaron. God said oi His given laws and
ordinances:?"rhou suait not add thereto nor
diminish irom it." (Dent, xlL, :tf.) one of the
laws of that Church was that the priests
should marry. Christ never annulled that law.
What right, then, had the Roman Catholic Churcn
to say to all priests, "you shall not marry, but
you must take a vow of celibacy v
Christ said, "Alter this manner pray ye. "Our
Father who art in heaven.'" The Roman Catholic
Church teaches "Alter this manner pray ye,
?Alary, mother of God,' have mercy on us."
The Lord Jesus Christ says:?"Look unto me
and be ye saved"Come unto me all y# that are
weary and heavy laden, and 1 will give yon rest;"
and again, "Whosoever cometh unto me I will in
nowise c ist out." But the Roman Catholic Church
says, "Look unto Mary, and pray to her and to St.
Peter and all the other saints to intercede for
you." When the Lord hath spoken one thing,
what right has any Church In Hla name to teach
and to preach the contrary f la It not antl-CUrlst
la so lar as It doea this f
In violation of the spirit and Intent of the first
Commandment, which says, "Thou sh&lt have no
other goas belorc mo," and which forbids the
making of any image to bow down to, to adore or
serve, the Roman Catholic Church for centuries baa
Kept images in its house# of worship, to which
the people how down and say prayers, and yet
they say they do not worship these images, nor
the once living mortals whom they represent.
What, then, is worship* When a man is seen on
his knee a saying pruiers to God ail will admit
tiiat tie is etiffmrea in worship. liut *hen the
Uoman Catholic m the houso ol God is on lus
knp?s to Mary or some of the saints saying prayers
to them that, they say, ib not worship. .*0 it has
been related thai some intelligent luolators ha\o
declared that they do not worship the idol to
winch they bow down, but the spiritual intelli
gence which it re;.resents. But Is this a sufficient
plea of excuse? The command. "Thou slialt not
bow down to them" is as imperative as -Thou
shalt not serve them," and bowing down to
men, to images, or spirits, and saying
nravers to toe in are acts of worship.
$bcn Cornelius fell lown belore Peter
and worshipped h.m, Peter took bim up, saying. ,
"Stand up; i mvsel: also am a man." (Acts, *., .
2s '>6.1 When John fell at the leet 01 an angel to j
worship hlui the angel said, "See thou do it not. ,
I am thy leliow servant and 01 thy brethren that
have the testimony ol Jesus; worship God. ,
n>ev xix 10.) ib there any encouragement Here
to'bow down to or worship aught save God alone? j
The auricular conieasiou, by means of which the
Roman Catholic Church has lor so long a time
known the secrets of an its members and been ;
thereby able to wield a vast power m the councils I
ol the state, la not sanctioned by any precedent ,
m the New Testament. When Christ lorgave sin
He in no case exacted a lone confession irom
those whom He lorgave and ^aled. To behold a .
suppliant sorrowing lor sin, praying to and trust
ma: 111 Him, were ail the conditions He required (
for the extension ol His mercies, at. Peter, St.
Paul ana the other apostles lollowed His example
iu this respect, and there is not an instance on
record where any one ol them exacted uu auricu
lar coniession ot all sin from any penitent beiore
lie would extend to him the consolations of re
union or that healing power with which the l^ord
had penally endowed them. They pointed men
to Christ and exacted latth in Him as the condi
tion ol salvation. None ot them ever sent a man
to the priest, saying, "Go, coniess ali to him. and
he will grant yj>u absolution." T?e doctrine of
the auricular confession and the assumed power
01 ail priests to torsive sin is purely the invention
and work 01 men. and it exerts a baneful influence
upon tne ignorant imd tnc vicious, lor they think
'here is no danger in sin; tne priest will forgive
tilein, and 11 is only a question o; a little penance
in Hie or a lew masses alter death, and the soul
win reacu heaven, no mutter what it "a* done.
The itomau Oatuollc Church aas declared alary
to ?* the "Mother o! God," the "Queen of
Heaven." "Queen o: Angels," Ac., though there is
not a snadow 01 authority or the least warrant in
nil the Word of God for any such titles. Has (?od a
mother ? He wno is declared to be without begin
ning or ending ot days; 01 whom Solomon said,
"liehold, heaven and the heaven 01 heavens can
not contain thee, much less this boose which !
have imllt " Has He. indeed, a mother, and that
mother a descendant 01 sinlul Lv<'?a creature of
tne OU)' 'lie earth and the work ol His band ?
1- it not most preposterous of all preposterous
things to o. lieve *o t Do the scriptures anywhere
teach us that God has a mother or a
father ? Nothing of the kind. What said
the ajwcl (iaoriel to Mary in regard to
tne son that was promised ner? md be tell ber
tnat .-he was to become tbe mother of flour ?y
u , means. He said to Mary. "Therelore also that
holy-thing winch sha:l be born of thee
ca.led the Sou of Cod." (Lake, i., Jfl.) ?
for centuries the Human Cat. '*e
tauirhi ihat Mary Is the mother of <?od, and have
sjul nerlups more prayers to her than to any
other being in heaven. Even 11 Mary, or any
other saint, could act as intercessor In heaven lor
those who asked it (of which there is not a parti
cle of torlptuxe warrant), they would1 need to be
endowed with the very attributes and powers of
God to enable them to near all the
dressed to them. They must needs be omniores
ent to i>e cosfinzant ot ail tbe prayers a<l<ircs. eu
to thein through the Roman Catholic
Ood LS a being omnipotent and omnlpres
ent. The Scriptures teach that jijs
f-ves are in every place, beholding the
evil and the good." (Proverbs, xv., 3.) And He
hearetu prayer. Though all the world be emragc I
m supplication, and m many tongues, He can ,,ear
and understand and answer. But, why snouia
wo think that Mary, St. Pe te r. o raiiT') the r ?am t.
iS ?"'?."?? S&S&g
name!1 What ngnt,\'heu?has a^rme'o*!
Church to send any worshipper to tbe snrine 01
a ihfTeyeBofmc'world arc getting open to see all
these f'fS? To war with u?e abuses which have
crept into the Church Is not waging war against
the Church ot God. His Church is made np^>f His
believing people and His worsnippers evJuoiisned
and though the Papacy sno*ld be abolishe:l
and the itomau Catnollc Church swept out of
existence, tne Church of Goa would still remain
and the gates 01 hell could not prevail again.d, it.
It l.i wormy of note that the ancient Jewish
Church at one time invented a "Queen of Heaven ^
to whom they burned Incense and otfered worship,
but it was alter me Lharcfi had sunk into Idolatry.
lJCifrist 'said' nuto the disciples and to the muitl
tuile:?"Ami cali no man your father upon the
earth, for one is jour Fattier which Is in heaven."
XXllL, 9.) But cue Horn an Catholic Church
liad lor centuries taught Its members to call oue
man -Holy Fattier," aua mauy ot the popei ao
CJ.lci have been wen of Intaruous lives.
The law 01 celibacy iwutch is unscrlptura!) and
workup 01 images led to the formation ol the
Green Chorch. l he corruptions of the Papacy and
the priesthood led to the Iteiormatlon ol Mnrtlu
Luther and the formation ol the Protestant
Chan h, an.j it now se.-ms that the persistent cling
ing of me Koman caiholtc Church to error will lead
to further dismemberment and melting away of
that. in.ituiiiion. The dogmas and error* of tnat
Church have been ih ? cause of much denomina
tionally the wond over. What sensible man win
believe tnat if .-it. Peter was now on the earth he
would act as the present I'ope and his predeces
80ia have done?invest himself with royal sur
roundings, assume toe triple crown, surround
himself with soldiers, maintain an intriguing
court, proclaim himseli infallible, say that ail
baptized persons belong in some sense to him
(not to Christ*, as I'ope I'lus wrote to Emperor
William, and Invoke the aid or Mary?
The Itoman Catholic Churca boastg of its age as
an indication that it is the true Church of Cod.
But the pagan and Jewish churches are much
older, and tue Mohammedan church is aoour. the
name age. So the piea or age is of no avail as a
proof ofll? beln# the true Church.
The Kocoan catholic Church teaches that it
canuot err, becauae the Lord has promised to be
with Ills Church always. Hut even this will not
answer as a plea for iniallltHllty. The visible
piescnce or the Most High was with the Jewish
Church and the cloud of Ilia presence dwelt in
the iabernacle and in the temp.e ol Jerusalem,
and vet the Lord declared of the Church:?"The
pastors also transgressed against me and the
prophets prophesied by Baal and walked alter
tfitiinB that do not profit." (Jeremiah, 11., k.j And
wtien we come to the time of Christ we find the
disciples were time after time in error, though He
wns with them; and more rhan once He corrected
and reprovd them, calling Peter at one time .satan,
aua saying to tue uWu-r^ "V? kuow uot what
, wanner of spirit ye are of." But as the Ohuroll in
iho'v days tiail not declare! nh -Ii lulallihle and
above en or ti<ere was some hopes of it. lti.it the
Koman Catholic Church should have adopted
errui. of laith :tnd practice hundreds of years
ago, when iu.'ii were tar leu educated and en
! tightened than now. ti not so surprising. The
subject for marvel ih that so mauy succeeding
generations havo indorsed its errors, uutll now,
j toward the close of the nineteenth century, it is
I more rtnuiy wedded to error than ever, while it
assumes to be above it, with an infallible human
head and unchangeable Jaws and ordinances.
That this church should teach error and cling to
I It, that It should have added unto the taw- and
! ordinances oi God or 4imimshe<i troiu ibeni, is a
matter ol regret to Ue balance ol Christendom.
How long it wtit conllnuu to enact laws mr its
government which ar? contrary tc the teachings
ot Scripture and impose burdens upon Its meui
! t>eis wtucti are hard to De borne the tuture alone
must revest, lint in its assumed infallibility and
boa*ted unchangeableuess will no doubt t>e found
at lengtn the came ol its decline. Kuligiitened
humanity will not forever receive its dogmas as
the law ol heaven, nor accept as commandment!
of God the traditiousof men. PROTESTANT,
The G?rd?mana Apostacy.
| To thb Editob of tue Uekai.u:?
The foilowlug translation from the Baltimore
Catholic 1 "voids'a Paptr (Ciermuu), I trust, in
behalf of your many Catholic readers, you will
! publish:?
"4 FALLEN PIUKST.
"For over a week the dully papers have had
mucn to say concerning the fall of Mr. J. W.
Gerdemann, of the diocese of Philadelphia, and
I lormerly pastor ol St. Bonl'ace church. As the
papers announce, he fell in love with a t'rotestant
wouiau, appointed her organist, aud, as nis court
ship became known, gathered together as much
money as he could lay his hands ou. and, accom
panied by his loved one, toon to night. In Jersey
City he was married by a Protestant minister pre
vious to leaving tor Europe, where, without doubt,
he expected to be appointed as an 'Old catholic'
priest by the state. Alter his departure lie Is said
to have written to the Most Reverend Bishop
?that he could not believe In the Infallibility of the
Pope,' aud therefore left the church. A German
proverb says:?-I'ride comes insiorc the fall.'and
Oerdeiuanu has inded vended this saying. He
was, undoubtedly, a taleuted man, bnt one who
had an exaggerated opinion of himself. He I
| imagined that ne aloue was alt-wise, and, on this
I account, became so great a tool. At one time he
gave ui> our paper beoause we defended the lu
| fallibility of the Pope, and again because we were
not sufficiently 'Pru>siau' lu our views, and on
1 this occasion he said that 'he was German first j
! aud catholic afterward;' which shows that he is {
j well fitted to ail an Old Catholic position in l'rus
bu, Baden, Switzerland, or wherever the wind
may carry htm. Papal iniatltbUlty
is entirely Innocent ol his fall, tor
It never worried him until leinale
ctiarms held him in chains. Only when he became
amorons did he placc niuiseli and his 1'rotestant
love above l'ope and Church. It is the same old
song. It is not good when young and inexperi
enced men are promoted too rapidly; ttiey easily
grow giddy and then there Is a fall. 'Scandals
must needs come.' says our Saviour, and we must
! not be uepressed by them. They have always oo
I curred, and this fact aloue oi the existence of bad
priests should lead us to value and esteem good
i oues the more. The Church warns us ever to I
pray thai Uod muy seud us good priests, for so i
much depends upon them that a pious missionary
during his sermon crtel out, 'Children, pray with
j out ceasing lor good priests, lor if the priest is
. lost the greater part of the congregation is lost,
and if the priest is saved the greater part of the
congregatiou will be saved.'
' "Many journals hostile to the Catholic Church,
in dccribingthis unhappy atTair, poiut to Beecber
! and Gleiidennmg; but the comparison is not a
lair one. In tue catholic Church there is no room j
tor bad priests, and at the first momeut of their i
discovery they dee irom her into the Protestant
denominations, as though pursued by a thousand
luries. There thev are received with open arms
1 and And themselves at home. Worthless Prot- j
i estaut ministers simply remain at their post, :
1 where they are protected and even whitewashed ,
by their equally worthless congregations. This
makes a great dlHerenoe. What is bad with ns
niu-t lump the f 'nee or It will be pltcned over. !
i Outside the Catholic Church such rubbish is re
ceived with joy uud esteemed as an article of
vertu." CATHOLIC SUBSCRIBER.
Ministerial and Church Movement*.
METHODIST.
The Missionary Society of the Methodist Episco
pal Church wlh hold its anniversary this year in
Boston, commencing Sunday, December o.
The Rev. Arthur Edwards, I>. D., of tUe North
western Christian Advocate, was here last week
attending ttie sessions of the General Missionary
Committee.
Dr. J. a Porter, of the Newark Conference,
who^e sight has been impaired lor two years past,
has been fully restored by an operation performed
here a lew days ago.
The Kev. T. Seymour, of the Troy Conference
died at bis home last Suuday, aged seveuty.iive
years.
A grand Methodist reunion is to b3 held in
Newar*. N. j., December 9. A number of the
bishops, secretaries and editors of the Ofiurcb are
expected.
The anniversary of the Sunday School Union and
Tract Society will be held in Akron, Ohio, com
mencing December 5.
Church dedications have taken place within a I
month at Passaic. N. i.; at Torcniake and at Cam
den, Mich.; at Mount Pleasant, Pa.; at Lumber
H'.Vf' ?J Belleville, W. Va. orher cliurcLes
will be dedicated to-day at Martenvilie, Pa at
South Heberton. Pa., and at Alto Daie i'I 'lbe
Long Branch church win i>c reopened on Thanks
giving Day, having been closedior repairs Tho
corner stone 01 a new cnurch at Cedar Run. N. J
was laid on Friday lost. Tne Bioomsoury iN J '
church was reopened on Wednesday last i
<if.h BauJ wi'l be ai the Thirty
?venue,'t?dLy. * Episcopal church, near Tenth j
The ne * eiillice of the Liberty street church New
nr trh!nti'V A- c;ialker' PaH">r- tiVYounSatlou
to ffsaaa."wa ng ior tarcc years> ,s ai>out
Tne subscription for the floating debt of the Ho
fo?r wasC$?wo. rettCUea ***?? asked
*s,on'laJ' school of St. John's Methodist Epls
tumii 5t?Un ? m ,irouK,J'11 lis received au ad.ll
tioaai attraction in the Hiiajie of tlie lanfost oiLran
Suites. SUnday 8Ct1001 3crv,ce ?
anniversary of the Freedmen's Aid
hn'riin .hI i M5ui0<lut KpUcopal Ohurcti was
held in .he Arch street Methodist Episcopal
e^eningf ?n T"ur8l,ay afternoon and
? _ . EPISCOPALIAN.
The Rev. William s. i'erkin-?, late a presbyter of
hi'.? rrr0m0!lf:int KP18C0Pal Church at Bristol. Pa.,
Churchf UDUea WUn tttt' Episcopal
A diocesan Sunday Schonl Convocation will be
A a worship* ^ C t?a Nest on fa S"SS
chu^rin^atX^7 Ce,e0i'atUj m 8U
1 o rjie Reiormed Episcopal churcn, at I'coria. UL
was the first edifice erected after the Reformed
SSSTM? T' alt!i0UIIfl lar?fa "nd coml.
Urged In the spring? over,lowuu'* It U U, be en
ftie Kev. rtiomaa U. Dudley, Jr. I) I) T&otnr of
Christ church. Baltimore, has 'been chosen m ?n?f
cecd Bishop Cummins as Assistant Bishop of the
Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky, lie is a conserva
tive, and was a Compromise as between Dr uare
andDr.aiupman, of lexington. "eiwten ur* Uare
of Massacnus,1.^1'1,? tnc late Mra- Hnbbel,
? ^"H80tto- ,or a memorial chapel for item!
PS i .? e t,e(;n Pat'1 over by the executors
ani the erection 01 the cnapel win proceedwiUi
the least possible delay. pioceea wiui
! lz*d %'f?JioveJrsvfnpC^,al Hoclety haa oraan
im. i iu woverstme, N. iM one Of thf* mnat Anf-or,
prising Villages in this State. Thm^i the flSft
movement 01 the reformers in the diocese ol Al
bany, a diocese where ritualism has almost irono
to seed within Uiree years, so ra ad and?ank has
been Its growth. The Rev. E i win Potter recenuv
become ffiSr'W,,! wt ^''^^'ai ulnrc'h "^
uetorne rector o* tnc ijow parish liuhon rnnu
mins expects shortly to visit Gioversvilie
r 1. chapel o! .St. Paul's Diirlsh KlaLhn^h
be opfneJP^?o^ completion, and will
Tliaifksglving Day. lor di?ln? ??rrlce on
'n?, W.e8tera Con rotation, a mlsnonarv arm of
w\ef>iro 1' Episcopal church in mis diocese
Amenu unionY<u*' "uqtw K- Oardiner, of
deacon by Mlsliop Potter?'1'0 UVe WaH or,,(Uued
lB}he twentleth anniversary of the con.
llaiI^?? '^t^Prote*tant^p'sco*
Pal minister m this .iiocese. Be haa been fiiu flv.
years rector oi tins c.burch. '
PIKtBYTlRIiK
b,TS?iS?a??ta Society, Pre,
sides a niimt>er of n?tT?? K,lf mil,slonaries, be
from Boir^a son /. ;S/r,a; i,D" M,tw McFarren,
Iwcounts oi theirhf,! <> A. r ' g,lYe io;erestini
stations? l"clrl,I? a"?J works at their iTspective
was'^inluileo n^ast*r ^*tXhnPli?'at? of na,tlmoro
church, lieividere, N j on,'rn',b>'terian
vember s bv J . Sabbath evenmi?, No
Newton. ' ' c"?umtee of the Presbytery of
WHI?"Kato.?,a7Tu L?r theJat? r"- Dickinson
terlan church, Inwoo'l. l r Wa?"'"Kton Presby
tlnoplWrer" vTrlnff iVi""**1 Constan
?tion ueriormoa unoo h.'iVbouT u iorKt???
iu Boston. For a yeai piist he has been sutlerlug
irom a i oraor la his thigh.
Tne deal til oi the K<v. Dr. G. W. Heacock, of
Uutlalo, appears to bo completely restored.
Alter languishing ior want of support for two
1e.?r-<, the Presbyterian church on avenue,
rooklrn, has given up trie iriioRt and im no more.
Its uaator Uut gone to another city au<l Ha mem
ber* liavi! united with other churches.
Of the ill Presbyterian churches erected on Man
hattan Island since lta drat settlement only ion y
six are now uaed a* piaces of worship, lu many
instances the congregations have disbanded.
There are now on the island 1S.4H4 Presbyterian
communicants, showing a Presbyterian population
oi from .<o,oimj to 00,000.
The Presbyterian cnurches or Newburg and vi
cinity spent all or Thursday lust discussing the
conditions or spiritual Messing, Hie development,
lay work and consecratiou and stewardship.
B41TI8T.
Besides the ofThhoot from Oetftsemane liaptlst
chnruh, on Broadway and Ralph avenue. Hrootlyn,
ittiouiei Baptist society has been organized iu Vau
Duron street, between Throop and ^ates avenues.
It ts ro i>e known hereafter as tne Pilgrim Baptist
church.
The Baptist chnrch in Orange, I?. J., or which
Dr. Hague was the late pastor, have unanimously
cailsd Professor Kdward Judson, lute of Madison
University, now in Europe, to beoome their
pastor.
At Marc.v avenue Baptist church, Brooklyn, last ;
Sabbath eveninir, the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey baptized 1
two venerable pedo-Baptists, each over seventy 1
years of age, one of whom had served on the
battlefield oi Waterloo.
The Kev. H. C. Feruuson, of Union Springs, N.
Y., has accepted a call to preaoh lor the Baptist
churcu at Manlius, N. Y.
The Fifth Baptist church of Philadelphia win,
to-day, celebrate the flitieth anniversary of Its
organization.
Mr. B. F. Leipsner passed a successful examina
tion before the Hudson River Baptist Association
on Fru'ay at Newburg. lie wtll be ordained to the
ministry next Tuesday.
HUMAN CATHOLIC.
A lectnre will be delivered this evening, in the
Oooper Institute, by the Rev. Dr. Branu, for fie
beneile of St. Joseph's Home for the Destitute and
the Aged.
within the last fifteen years the catholics of the
world have sent tue Pope over $20,000,000.
At last accounts Father Hecaer, of this city, was
at Kribourg, but not much Improved in health.
Verdi's mass of reqaiem will be sung in St.
Patrick's churcn, Kent avenue. Brooklyn, this
evening. The proceeds will be for the benefit of
the French church or St. Frauds de Sales, ercoted
by the Fathers 01 Mercy In the Eastern District.
A honao ot the Paulis't Congregation will shortly
be established in Chicago.
A large bell irom tne foundry of Meneeley A
Kimberiey, of Troy, N. Y., has been purchased Tor
St. Patrick's church, corner or Bramhali and
Oceau avenues, Jersey Otty. The ceremouy of
blessing the bell will take place at two o'clock tins
afternoon, Btshoo Corrtgan otticiating.
The Cathollo Union of New York will observe
Thanksgiving Day iu the usual manner. Solemn
high mass will be celebrated in the church of 8t. 1
Francis Xavier, West Sixteenth street, and the
Transfiguration, Mott street, at tiali-past ten
o'clock A. M. Sermons will be preached by i
preachers of eminence, and the music will be In
both churches 01 the high character which dis
tinguishes the music 01 the festivals of this Union. 1
MicrtM 1 (K'L'fiira
Rev. Dr. Sears, of Weston. Mass., was so seri
ously injured by a iall two or turee weeks ago as
to disable him, for the time being, troin all pulpit
or pastoral auty. ne is unable to felt up, except
lor a little while at a time, Is proulbited irom see
ing company, and cannot bear artificial light.
A Liberal Christian Uuiou has been lorrned In
Buffalo, V. Y., of whieii J. L. Fletcher, a Univcr
sailst minister, Is the active uiover. Many promi
nent Unitarians and Universallsts are interested
In the objects of the society, winch are social,
practical, moral aaa literary.
Rev. 0. Fl. Ductou succeeds Rev. J. R. Johnson In
Marietta (ohioi Universalis!, church.
t>uchici college has been donated $1,000 worth
01 books.
The corner stone of a new Unlversalist church
has been laid in Eaton, Ohio.
Rochester, Minn., wants a Unlversalist minister
for $i.ooo.
A Unlversalist pastors' association has Just boon
organized in this city. The Rev. H. R. Nye, of
Brooklyn, is president, and Rev. E. C. Sweotaer,
secretary. They will meet everv Monday fore
noon In the rooms of the Younir Meu's Unlversalist
Association, ou Sixth avenue and Thirty-third
street.
The Rev. Mr. Watte, of the American chapel in
Rome, reached this city by steamer on .Saturday.
He speaks in very encouraging terms oi the work
of evangelization m Italy.
Tne Rev. James Ueecher, brother of Henry Ward
Beecher, nas Just resigned tils pastorate of the
Congregational churcn in Poutjhkeepsle and re
tired to a farm to finish his days.
l:ev. 0. R. Blauvelt. or East New York, has been
called to the pastoral charge of the East Reformed
church of Newark, N. J., aud will enter upon his
duties early in December.
Kev. Charles M. Tyler, formerly of the south Con
gregational ciiurch, Chicago, was Installed pastor
of the First Congregational church, Ithaca, last
Wednesday. The installation sermon was preached
by Mie Rev. R. S. Storrs, D. D., ol Hrooklyn. ltev.
William M.Taylor, D. 1)., of tne Broadway Taber
nacle, or this city, gave the charge to the pastor,
and ltev. Dr. Ives liudiu^tou, oi Brooklyn, gave
the rlgut hand of fellowship.
AMEHICAN MISSION FIELDS.
Missionary Organizations for foreign
and Domestic Work?Aggregate Ex
penditure! and Success of missions.
For a week or more past the subject or missions
has received some public attention. The General
Missionary Committee or the Methodist Episcopal
Church has boon in session in tins city, and has
appropriated over $700,000 lor the purpose of
giving the Gospel and Its blessings to the heathen
at home as well as abroad. There are sixteen
missionary associations or boards located in this
city, whose aggregate appropriations lor domestic
and foreign missions amounts annually to over
$6,000,000, The Methodist Church, being the
largest and the most wealthy, heads the list in the
extenr. or its appropriations; the Presbyterians
and BapMsts follow; the Congregationalism
mm BpacopslaiW are not far behind, aud
the Catnolic Church, winch is generally a miasiou
arv ciiurch, expends from $000,wo to J1,500,000
annually In mission work at lio.no and abroad;
but it can hardly Classified under American
missions since very much 01 tts benevolence is
distributed by foreign hands and in loreigu lauds,
though collected here. Tno different branches or
the Methodist, Presbyterian ana Baptist families,
the Unitarians, the Reformed Dutch and German,
the I.utneran, Moravian and otlier sects have each
tueir missionary societies, with headquarters in
otnor cities or the Union, Boston, Philadelphia,
Baltimore, st. Louis. Chicago, Nashville and
New Orleans share the musiouary honors with
New York, but none or them to the same extent.
There are, donbtiess. not less than Ally such socie
ties lu the United States, each wttu its
oiltccs and officers, Its agents for collect
tug aud distributing the benevolences
ot the Christian communities among whom
they labor. Tills work co.^ts irom two and a half
to ten per cent of the aggregate sums received lor
missionav purposes, aud S'.me persons who have
studied the subject tor the purpose or disparaging
missionary efforts h.tve figured out that every
heathen convert costs from $113 all the way to
$1,500, and that at ihe present rate or manufac
ture it will take twice 6,000 years to convert the
world. But tins method ot reckoning results is
false from beginning to end. While we may value
a man lor industrial purposes at so much per
annum, or for a uietlme in dollars and cents, we
cannot so estimate thought, affection, will?mind,
with all its powers and possibilities, one heathen
convert may i>e relatively worth as much as a
dozen home-made converts and nice versa. So that
in estimating the results ol Gospel instruction,
there arc too many circumstances and pos lblli
ties to be taken into account to permit ol a just
Judgment thereon. The Indirect results may be
lar greater than the direct a'id those cannot at
any particulor time be measured or estimated.
Hence our ordinary ruie.s of arithmetic are worth
less when applied to soul values.
The most important Methodist missions are In
Sweden, India and China, wnere the Gospel is
meeting with great success, and native churches
are springing up so that independent annual con
lercnces are being formed in those countries, and
the purpose is kept lu view to make the
native churcnes wholly independent when
ever they are competent to assume the
responsibilities or independence. In Sweden the
missions and native Methodist churches ni"et great
opposition ii om the State church, but the ICiiig,
wno is the supreme Court ol the realm, seems ia
vorable to all lornis o( faith and he has recently
given decisions which have given a ' heck to the
intolerant spirit oi the state Church. in India
the missionaries havo no such h-g.il obstacles to
contend wttli, though they have to combat the
spirit or caste which prevails so largely among
an classes in that country. But even this
1 is giving way ami the rruits or tlie
Gospel in India within the past two years
1 have been greater than lu any other portion or
the missionary world. The same is true, to a lesser
1 extent however, oi China. The missions of this
Church in ltalv are also meeting with great suc
cess. fn South America aud Bulgaria the work Is
1 almost at a standstill, in Mexico, Germany, J.l
| beria aud Japan they make haste slowly. Now, to
j meet the obligations or the church to those mis
sions, American Methodists have contributed less
' than twenty-Ave cents per church memoer. The
poor native churches in those missions give very
much more in proportion to their numbers and
wealth, and by their giving actually shame
our Christian benevolence. To cover for
eign and domestic missions, church erec
I Hon, sustentution of aged ministers and
the families ot deceased ministers, for Bible
I aud tract distribution and all other
missionary and benevolent Interests or the Church
i the l,6oo,(jo? Methodist < ommunlcants in this conu
i try, with ail their boasted wealth, have given
sixty-three cents a member lor the last ecclesias
tical year, and arc likely to give less the present
i one. No wonder, then, that those who have no
1 laitti in missions mock at such gilts and value
converts by dollars and cents.
I The PTeshyterlan* have missions In Syr!
Turkey, Mexico, Italy, China aud Japan; bu
though they hold their ground, they don't seem
| make uuicii headway la Uiase < nantriesu uttve. PC
; liapa. In SyTia and Italy. The? *T?*n<J over f400,000
annually in domestic and foreign mission*. The
? strongest au<i mom successful missions or ttie Hap
i tint Church are In nurmah. where several aelf-sap
I porting native churches exist and all the appli
ances of a civilized and Christian community are
to be fouud. They Uave missions also in Italy and
Mexico, in Spain and in Japan and China, where
I Miey have mit wltn some success. Tueir appro
I prlatloua measuro about the same as the Presby
terians. The CongrognMonaliats expend over
$aou,ooo aunuilly in missionary operations, the
largest part of which is devoted to home work.
The Upisuopatiaii* spend a little less. They have
missions in all the countries named, and also In
Hayti and In (ireece. Tholr sncceHH in the last
named country is not very encouraging. The
other denominations named devote smaller sums
to missions; but the great bulk of their gifts is
spent at home, where tlie results can be better
appreciated, perhaps, than abroad. "l>o lorelgn
miHsiona puyv" is a question very frequently
osned. The societies engaged In this work must
be satlsMcd that thev do, otherwise they would
not contribute $8,000,000 year alter year, ever in
creasing their aggregate gifts, for snch ob
jects. They pay, uot only tn the relig
ious benefits resultant from Christianity,
but they pay a larger percentage in the
civil una political and social and Intellec
tual benefits that accrue to native and foreign
communities in missiouary lands. Christianity is
a leveller of distinctions uot based on moral worth,
and, while it doea not cast down the high ones, it
exalts the lowly, it carries with it the power and
the ability to propagate itself. It is emphatically
a missionary religion, and if its professors mani
fested more 01 its spirit and made less of the let
ter it would have better success in heathen lands
and countries where Christ has not been heard oi
or Known. But our duty to be faithful to the truth
and to God la uot diminished by the failure of any
other man.
THE MUNICIPAL COMPLICATIONS.
Rumors Regarding the Removal of
Officials by Mayor llavemeyer-Ii the
Report a Canard t
Mayor IiffVemeyor denios. In tbo moat emphatic
language, tUat there la the slightest foundation
for the rumors that he intends to immediately re
move on charges some of the commissioners and
heads of city departments. This statement he
again and again specifically reiterated in an inter
view with the Hebau> representative yesterday.
Thorough investigation was made yesterday of
both sides of tne question. Allegations for and
against the Mayor's veracity were freely circu
lated.
THB MAYOR'S side.
In the afternoon Mr. Havemeyer was fonnd at
his omce in the oity Hall, seated In the comfort
able armchatr specially provided to support the
Executive body. Being questioned by the Hbbald
reporter as to tbo foundation and veracity of the
rumors the venerable gentleman demonstratively
asserted that the romtA's published in some of the
papers were pure actions. He had no intention
or removing anybody, and no charges had been
preferred.
Ketortbh?Do you positively assert, Mr. Mayor,
that the whole story is false.
The Mayob?I do. most unequivocally. If any
well-founded charges are presented to me against
any official it Is my duty to thoroughly investigate
them, Riving full opportunity lor defence I do
not propose to remove respectable men who have
a character to maintain without giving them
every opportunity of clearing themselves of all
accusation.
Reporter?Then you mean to assert that all
statements and rumors in this connection are
simply falsehoods?that they are canards 01 sensa
tion mongers?
lhe Mayob?That la precisely what I mean to
assert.
This endod the interview with fits Honor, and
recourse was had tor the inlormation to a "bosom
friend" of His Honor, In the hope that some new
light might be thrown on the subject. This gen
tleman did not want his name mentioned, but his
precise language was as follows:?
"Attempts were made to induce the Mayor to
take steps against Commissioner Van Nort and
Corporation Counsel Smith, so far from talcing i
part with them I ridiculed the Idea the moment
I hoard of it. All the parties seeking to use the '
Mayor accomplished was to get lam to write a
letter to Mr. Smith, making inquiries in reference
to certain suits. Mr. Smith callcd this morning
and gave him all the information that ne desired
and the Mayor has written to him, wimdrawinir
lapsodSt" 1 S? tile 0ne (lajr'8 wonder lias col
__ WUAT MIGHT TIAITKN.
Tnere is. however, precedeut and philosophy for
this rumored action ol tlie Mayor. The venerable
gentleman has, no doubt, committed innumerable
blunders; but, according to his own statement
and that or hu friends, he has not yet determined
upon a dying trapeze act winch mwit again startle
i the city with us singularity. It is pionabiv some
strategy to cause the removal 01 oillciafs who
I ?ou'<l &e easily sent about their business by Mayor
i Wickham on well substantiated char'es, tnns
giving patronage to that gentleman which he
otherwise could not obtain. Hut tlu-re is a certain
i routine to follow before this desirable work can
be accomplished. Charges most be regularly made
to the Mayor and tlieu submitted to tne Governor
lor his approval. If t.iey are found to be ol a
serious character and proper evidence brought
forward to convict them their removal must fol
low as a matter of course.
COM MISSION KB VAN NORT INTERVIEWED.
The head ol the Department of Punlic Works was
found yesterday at nis office, on the second floor
oi the city Half. The gentleman looked a perfect
pcrsouiUcatiou of ease of mind and conscience,
lie unl not look as U the official axe wore about io
fall and decapitate ms massive head and elegantly
twisted mustache. He politely Informed the
Hkkai.o repioseut.itlve that lie knew nothing of
the proposed removals, and that he had seen
Mayor havemeyer tne day before at a meeting of
the Gas Commissioners, where their consultation
i was most cordial und friendly.
OOBt'UUATION COUNSEL SMit'll ON THE SITUATION.
| The law adviser of the corporation was found at
his commodious offices in Oity Hail square. The
version of the stor.v ol his proposed removal, as
gleaned ironi a conversation with the gentleman
IH {IS ioJiOWSJ? *
Mr. Havemeyer lias been In the habit, from time
to time, 01 addressing letters ol inquiry to Mr.
sniuh, with respect to various suits pondinir ui
charge ol the Counsel to the Corporation. On the
14th inst. a letter similar to many which have
been received before, was addressed to the Coun
sel. and couched m the most polite lauituatfe. On
the I9tu mst. Mr. Smith replied in writing and
the Mayor at once wrote tonim that he had' read
his communication and that he saw nothing what
ever that required any criticiBtn ai ills. the Mayor's
| hands, lhe following is the letter in mil:?
u M atom's Optick, Nov. 2a 1874.
Mv Dun His?I have received your lettor of the l'?th
Inst, in answer to my communication ot tae nth lust.
and I see nothing In im statements rhut requires any
criticism at my hands Wii.LlAM F. liAVKitKYkH.
llou. & Ut.i.AriKi.0 smith.
WAS THERE A CONSPIRACY?
And now comes tno allegations of those who
claim to know ail the laets in too ease. These
gentlemen solemnly assert that ther<4 was a con
spiracy?a gigantic ana well matured conspiracy
And here It is:? '
comptroller Green, they allege, has been the
Mepnistophclea ol the whole manumvre. Like tne
wuy demon who tempted Faust and overcame
Marguerite, he has, thoy say, plotted und en
gineered tne whoie scheme. The Urst act in the
orama, as suggested atage jjauaKer Havemeyer
was the removal ot two of the Fire Commis
sioners?1'eriey and Van cott Then the resigna.
llou ol ?tern and Laimbeer, of ilie Charities and
Correction, was demanded. Fire Commissioner
Hatch was said to he the principal mover in the
attempt to oiitaiu reorganization, wmeh would
leave him with t wo new Commissioners, the object
being to head otr the damaging report of the late
Commissioners of Accounts.
second Act.?Green, it is said, consulted with
Havemeyer and started an intrigue at his own
house. Ills proposition was lor the removal of
Smith, Dlsoecker and Van Nort, Msbecker i.eiiur
thrown in as a bait to catch Huveuinycr. Green
wanted James 0. Carter in .'smith's* place as Cor
poration Counsel. Havemeyer opposed this.
C.n-en then proposed Wheeler II. Peckham, and
Sidney o?Kay as Police Commissioner in place o;
Hlsoecker, aud AJired VV. craven in place of V an
Wort, pledging himself to Havemeyer that if tie
would state in writing his lutcniion to appoint
these men, not only that he would obtain o >v
ernor l/ix's consent to the removal of the present
lucumnents, but also Governor Tiiden's
promise mat the new appointees snouid
-?m e., luterlered with. The Mayor was
wi ling, if tne wh?le programme couw be carried
out, to make the appoitiiments and removals re
quired. Havemeyer was then furnished i>y Green
with charges against \au Nort and Smith. The
charge against Hisbecker was to ne an alleged
ignorance on tne part of Havemeyer of his char
acter and qualifications when he made the ap
pointment, and his subsequent conviction that it
was not a i<roper one. Havemeyer, alter readme
Green's allegations against smith, iiosiiated to
put them In tne shape or charges; but he wrote a
letter to smith embodying the allegations
and requesting an explanation. Smith, evi
dently aware that, although in the sbane
oi interrogatories, Havemeyer's questions were
Intended as a inundation for charges and
seeing through ttie intrigue, employed counsel.
Alter examination ol those Inquiries and or
Smith's explanations cotm- vod them to be
frivolous. liavemoye , ? t.?i> alted upon by a
prominent lawy i ci , ? cli read in muni
cipal law alia'- noirif.unt .urn of theirlvolous
nature of r .? tha./-' ie was advised that
*ll<' " . .t of r,..e .n iigue wonld assuredly
?" "pil-a't^t as to his own official
' "s ct n in the matter ol the
v ? r > c! i against the Comuila
1 1 )f<" ir , it.. rection. The result of
"i* 'ui at' oyveriurow oiurccu'a
THE REPUBLICAN PAP.
The Rumored Changes To Be Made io
the City Federal Offices.
18 THERE TO BE A CLEAN SWEEP?
If hat the Custom Home Wire-Pullers Think
About a New Dual?1The Probable Ef
fects and Probable Coming Men.
The republicans who have for the past few
years looked upou the Custom House magnates
ana the grand mogul, generally, who by the arao*
of the President have for years hold comfortable
positions under the federal government as tha
only loaders In the party they were bound to fol
low, are Just now in a very unhappy frame i
mind. The fact is, they have come to the conclo
Blon since the election that the President has at
last got his eyes opened and has discovered
greatly to his surprise, that some of the men to
whom he has all along afforded the best chances
of setting rich In a wonderfully short time and
whom he has favored because of the ??poll" he
thought they had lu securing a large vote for the
party on election days, have uover had any real
pull at all. Indeed, the feeling that the results of
the late election wonld bring aboit
A C11AN3E IK FBDEWL POLITICAL CIRCLB8
in this city, where everything hHs been so snug for
ao many years, has ror the past two weeks haunted
the rank and file of the faithful, who all get their
little pickings for do'jig their duty to the part*
without question, but up to a day or two ago their
lears were not confirmed by anything that could
bo considerod reliable. But all Is now agony and
Buspense, for it has leaked out that the President
has really been
looking over thi field,
and though the gentlemen who are supposed to
kuow the most about the probable changes that
are to be mado are the most silent about the ??it
tor, it la whispered about that the Presidential
"looking over" bodes a storm to come.
The present Collector, General Arthur,
says he knows nothing about it, and*
his fond hope doubtless is that ' there
will be no change, slthough there are many
good patriots who believe there's mlUlons In lb
Tiic pious Laflln, too, they say, believes the uar
Ings and doings of the Naval Office people during
the campaign have won the respect and admira
tion of all true republicans, including the Presi
dent; and, as for General Snarpe, the Survoyor of
the Port, he certainly would be able to show to
his own satisfaction, ir asked, by a single rule of
three, that, had he been a candidato in the grass*
hopper Congressional district, the warlike Willis
would, in all probability, have never puiicd so far
ahead of the tide as he did. Even Mr. Acton, who
has been assaying
TlIB MINT WITIIOCT TUB JULEP
for a long period, and George Unas, who believes
that to be a simple attorney to the Board of
Health is not half so nice as to bo a United states
District Attorney, can sec no good canse for a
general change; for didn't both of thorn spend
their evenings during the campaign in the rooms
ol the Htate Central Committee when they ought
to have been home with their families, and in
conjunction with General Arthur and General
Kharpe aud ex-Governor Morgan, and General
Knapp and General Glldden ana Isaac Abraham
Bailey and Appraiser Darling, make up a map la
red and white of the battle ground, and figure np
a sure majority ol thirty in the Assembly for the
f!a~ty\ not . t0 8ay anything about the
words of cheer" they* sent on
tinted paper to the rural regions with the post
script, -We will cut filden's majority in the cltr
; down to twenty thousand,'' And, again, did the*
not meet In the same rooms the nlcht afu?r
i election and look over tne map together, with
teaiM in tueir eyes, ana talk tncohoreutly about a
I miscalculation, and what a tremendous vote the*
would roll up next year anyhow, just because
they dldn t do it this year t No wonder they pooh*
pooiied the idea of a change after all the hard work
foaVi8, roouis- alter shedding Bucn bitter
tears over that map, and all because of the great
love they bore the President and the contemnt
they had for their own situations, which do not
R'rK'bSS." """" wero '?!
TUB CUSTOM HOUSE SUBORDINATES
.? ,n.,u? f"e '""-I'U'Unc In the Assembly district*,
it must be said, were as indignant as their chlcn
when spoken to yesterday us to there being a
ghost 01 a show for anybody getting possession of
?*oes. Had tnSy. too? nottoUed
?io JttV, ?ttjr?for P?rV during the campaign?
ayo, with (fioater onergj than ever before and
had thev not held tueir own, aud did they not al
ways hold their own and more, too. wnen tner
' aster Un??tJTh U i(V.P thcir ?P1,;lon- l>e ? dl/
these subordinates
' nam^ or Mr 1mm^ ?.eueraUon, lor when the
thi i . ? . filmed waa mentioned as
J?inflrh ?ad centro of the Custom House
tv. they hat) nothing but klna words to sav of
the Luau oi war in tl'.iic 01 peace. "We all " said
one or them to a Ueiuld reporter, '-we all be?
V!at General Arthur is the right man In the
right place: but we think that General Hustpri
would be the right man in the right place too u
made Collector." Further than this they were
I dumb as oysters. The question. Would he not
be a more active man lor tue yarty-a better or
ganizer than General Arthur? and questions ?
similar import seemed too deep tor them al
together. As for General ilusted hlniseli tie m
*ood a "10l;auk,h politician that it would require a
good sized army 01 interviewers to get mm to
commit hiinsel! as to matters with whi<:h his own
I name is so prominently mentioned. He smiled
genially when a Herald reporter asked him If he
W U8 Lo lie
: . tue next collector;
??Uu. '. Ke,.the r,10(lest man that he Is. he declared
that he knew nothiua about the matter: lie did
not know 0/ any changes on loot in the lopuolican
army. Bui, despite the Ueuoral's modesty there
are those who contend that the President not
only contemplates a change lu the head places in
h?.S?? art??e .^verutneat offices, but th;it he lias
I L,P a,lviscd that General Uusted Is the man
?? ? t0 ,)e Collector, or, in dciauit of
in i<>inccr-, 11 18 claimed, on what
am? authority, that General
i A/ix ana other men niirii in the onrtfa
' ft?iw?C'i'on'18'? a 8er10"8 talk over ths
ni!? riniiy. P. put,tlDK a >oung and active man
tlmfv run al t,ie 01 t,le I'arty in
tne city, General Dix advising that every effort bo
PJa<1?'ojeeure the co-operation of the at pres
ectod republicans in the reorganization
tUlit by 11,0 nc'xt eIuction the repub
licans will present an unbroken front to the com
In otller It said that he ad
vises that the word "proscription" be regarded
1 fpjtionii?' iBt8iau ?,b80lele term m the republican
lexicon. It is not to Je wondered at that every
Ii .nr^ . ,8. flWKPected of knowing about the
changes that have been talked about, ana the mere
lumor of winch has created such
,, . W1 UK-SPREAD CONSTERNATION
in Custom House circles, should deny any knowl
edge or what has been done or what Is proposed
lo be done in the matter 01 ringing out the old
K? '"MP-g '11 mw lor the benefit of the
!. v vc v,'ry R0<)'1 reasons for it; but la
a week or so, unless the powers that be at Wash
ingt.du take the notion to let things remain in
f.'J" ,,v" lor s0,lie time to come, at least until
Congress reassembles, there will be a lively shaa<
l'c dry oonos in administration circles
wi-i t" places that know certain men
, well now will know them no longer forever.
BT, STEPHEN'S OHUECH FAIR.
II will be learned with pleasure that tlio man
agers ot Si. Stephen's La.lies' Fair will keep It open
until the 29th nut. so far me lair has been a suc
cess. The taste in l ly decorated hall presents every
night a charming appearance, while the perform
ance ol choice selections of music by a well-ap
pointed band gives Me and harmony to the -rune.
The lady managers, with their assistant amateur
saleswomen, are indefatigable In their efforts to
insure lhe success oi the good cause to which
i Dry nave given so much of tuclr time and atten
tion.
At. the different tables are numerous articles of
beauty and value for disposal by sale and lottery.
Those on sale are sold at lower rates than ara
charged at first class stores, while the cost of a
chance on the other vaiuaole artick's of vtrtn and
utility is merely nominal, ranging from live to
fifty cents, and the prospect ol winning is not too
remote. Strangers visiting the city will find St.
htcpiien's Ladies' Fair an excellent place to spend
a really enjoyable evening, aud New Yorkers who
have not i>een there snould avail themselves of tha
opportunity offored to see the ladies of St.
Stephens engaged in their work of charity.
HUICIDL BY HANGING.
Coroner Woiiman was yesterday called to No.
121 Uldgc street to hold an inquest on the body of
Autone lictz, a (lermau, flity-rour years of age,
who took his owu life the; night previous. De
coased lied long ooen out of employment, which
made him exceedingly despondent, and while la
that state or miud liaugad Uiiuseli irom the <1001
Of his beatouUu

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