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MINISTEHIAL MOVEMENTS. ,
Chat by the "Way?Chanukah, or
the Dedication.
PROGRAMME OF SERVICES TO-DAY
At Washington square Methodist Episcopal church
tbtx morning the Bev. Wt,.mm Lloyd will speak about
"The A riff la' Suns," and thut evening aiout "J?o Room
for Rim in the Inn."
I)r. John Hall will preach at the Sabbath School
Missionary Society of the Berean Baptist church this
evening.
The Rev. Charles E. Harris will deliver the "Valedic
tory of 187i" this evoniug in Allen street Methodist
Episcopal church. Dr. Kettell will preach there la the
Morning.
In All Saints' Protestant Episcopal church the
Rev. W a Duiuiuil will minister this morning and
evening.
The Spiritualists win hold a conference in Harvard
Rooms this afternoon and evening.
"Christ as tho Second Adam and the Kverlastlng
Father" will be presented tn the University chapel
this alternoon by Bishop Snow.
The Rev. J. V. Saunders will preach in Wtllett street
Methodist Kpihrop.il church this morning on "The
Conflicts and the Triumphs o( Chrt.xt," and in the even
ing on "Lost opportunities"'?a sermon for the close
of the year.
The Rev. D. B. Juttea will repeat the "Song of the
Angels" this morning In Sixteenth street Baptist
church and this evening will present soma "Thoughts
for the Closing Year."
The Missionary Society of Allen street Presbyterian
Bundav school will hold Its twenty eighth anniversary
this evening, when Rev. Dr. Hamilton will deliver an
address.
"Angels' Carols and Christmas" will be considered
this morning in Bteecker street Universalis! church by
Bev. C. P. McCarthy. In the evening the "Contradic
tions in Holy Scripture and their Bearings on Divine
Inspiration" will be discussed.
Divine service In tho Greek chapel this morning, con
ducted la the English languago, by Rev. N. BJerrin?
In the Catholic Apostolic church "Spiritual Gifts and
the Permanent Endowment of the Church" will be con.
aidered this morning by an Evangelist.
In the Church of tho Strangers this morning the
Bev l)r. Deems will Invite his people to go with him
even to Bethlehem aad to aua?ber their days in tho
evening.
The Rev. R. E. Terry will preach this morning In the
Protestant Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles, and
this evening the Rev. a C. Rogers will address the
Woman's Mission Association ol the parish in behalf of
the Indians.
The Rev. a R Chapin will minister this morning
and afternoon In the Canal street Presbyterian church.
C. B. Lynn will address the Progressive Spiritualists
this morning and evening on "Rational Spiritualism
and Shaken&m."
?The Birth of Christ" and "Lessons at the Manger"
trill be presented by Rev. It. S. MacArthur to-day la
Calvary Baptist church.
In the Jersey City Tabernacle the Re*. Alfred Taylor,
of the CUnttian at Work, will speak of "Sunlight from
the Manger" this evening.
The Rev J M. Pullman will preach a Christmas ser
mon this morning.
Rev. Dr. Howland will officiate in the Church of the
Heavenly Reel this morning and afternoon.
Dr. Armltage will ask the Fifth Avenue Baptist church
this morning, -'Why Was Jefus Born f" and this even
ing will gather up "Nothing but Leaves."
The Bev. W. T. Babine will preach In the First Re
formed Kptacopal church this morning and evening.
Rev Frank a Marling will preach to the Fourteenth
Street Presbyterian church this morning and evening
at the usual hours.
In the Harlem Unlversalist church the Rev. J. A.
Beitx will preach this morning and evening
In the Scotch Presbyterian church the Rev. 8. M.
Hamilton will minister this morning and afternoon.
The Bev. W. P. Abbott will preach Ui St. Lake'*
Methodist Kpisiopal church at the usual hour* to-day.
Dr. William Adams will preach in the Madison Ave
Bue Reformed churr.h this evening.
"The Blight ana Morning Star" will be nnveiled by
Rev James M. King in SL John's Methodist Episcopal
church this morning.
The Rev. Dr. Rylance will officiate In St Mark's
Protestant Episcopal church this morning and evening
"The Power of the Gospel" and "A Free Salvation"
Will beset forth to day by Bev. W. a Leavell in Stan
ton Street Baptist church.
Bev. W. B. Merriu will take "The Christmas Out
look" In the Suth avenue Union Reformed church this
even inc.
In the Seventh Street Methodist Episcopal church the
Rev. J. 8. Willis will deliver a Christmas discourse this
Biorning, and in the evening Rev. A. W. Lightboura
will speak of "The Brevity of Time. n
The Rev. J. D. Fulton will preach this morning and
?veniug In the Tabernacle Baptist church on "The
Sacrednessof the Children's Hour and ihe Beginnings
of Sin. "
The Rev. L. W Bancroft, D. D., of Brooklyn, will
preach this morning, Rev. i. W Bonham this afternoon
aad Rev. 8. a Tytig, Jr., D. D., In the evening, at the
people's service in the Church of the Holy Trinity.
Samuel Halstead's Praying Band will conduct three
services to-day in the Five Points Mission, No 61 Park
Mreet, Rev. C. W. Brown, Superintendent.
Dr John a Galloher will conduct services at the
?sua! hours to-day la Zion Protestant Episcopal church.
In the Seventeenth street Methodist Episcopal
ehurch the Rev. J. a Lightbourn will preach this morn
??>* and evening.
Dr. J. B. Simmons will prcach for the Fifty-third
street Baptist church at the usual hours to day.
Dr. H. M Thompson will officiate in Christ church at
the usual hours to-day.
CHAT LY TIIE WAY.
Id Bishop Haven's madness about the third term
thcr>' seems to bo considerable Methodism.
It does Dot follow that a man Is a Christian because
lie accepts a creed and attends a fashionable chur.h
*oy more than that he Is ? guD became he swallows
Ui<* physician's powders.
As a general rule the people who Sjmplaln about
high priced pews simply want an excuse for not attend
ing church. There are low priced pews in every church
where you can see the preacher and hear the Gospel,
but?not be so. n. The last clause contains thu root of
tlie trouble.
The best place to study the effect of cathcdral win
dows is inside the building aud not outside. The same
la true of Christianity.
Chauuccy Uosn, of Terre Haute, has given $2,000,000
within twenty five years to charitable institutions.
Here wo have at last a Rose w.lhout a thorn.
A great many people aro very anxious about having
the Bible read In the schools who are not equally par
ticular to have it read at home.
December 31, 1875, in the calendar of Mortnonlsm
will always have a black line about It On that day
Chief Justice Walte decided that no man, whatever hi*
conscientious scruples, has a right to more than one
wife at one time. If you live beyond the reach of the
constitution you can think snd act as you please, but
tf you live within the circle yon may think a* you will,
but you must do as yon are told. Bo fadoc polygamy,
and we submit to the Judgment of trie Court, which
must have had experience in such matters, that one
wife can supply a man with ail the discipline that is
Sk*eded
We have always rather sympathized with the lady
who declared that ibe com Id not engage tn her devotions
unteas she had a gilt edged prayer hook, for there la a
certain divine order aud harmony tn all oar concerns,
however trivial. A Russia leather prayer book simply
preserves the unity of weather, and anything al -e
would be out of place. Mr. Emerson, however, goes
one step further and tells us of a wonan who declared
that the consciousness of being well dresned and In
good uwta gave her a peace of mind which religion
could not afford. Wa have hear.. of the "ra^-s of
righteousness" and have an impression that the apostle
tells as that they are about all we can ever attain to,
but some people will persist In the delusion that the
sinriaasn. "of such is the kingdom at hanyenJ' has
dh*ct reference to sllki, dressmakers' bill* and laven
dor it ma
Id the I'hurch of England there are eighteen H!?
t?rhoods with ninety five centra of operatlona These
sisters devote themselves to work Id penitentiaries
and to visiting the sick and poor Id the alums of
the city. This lacl may possibly alienee a certain
claaa of criticisms upon similar organisations In the
( athoItc Church which are the pattern of the Epis.
copaliana It may be that by and by these two great
divisions of Christendom will get so cloae tWi they
can't throw stoues at each other.
It seems there are clerical aa well aa profane
"tramps." They Impose upon simple hearted country
people loan alarming extent, and when discovered
manage to get clear. A curtain or rather uncertain
John Waahburn looked over the tnap of Mai>aacbu.
setts to find a green valley suitable lor his opera
tlona His Instlncta were evidently very well de
veloped, lor when he made his ctart with the prefix
Bev. ho was received cordially, Invited to preach,
called, settled. After which he marrieit Bui beicro
the honeymoon was spent be found himself In Jail
on a charge of bigamy or polygamy, for It Is not yot
known to wnat extent his matrimonial relation*)
Wave reached. Tho scamp must have lost the or
dinary "houor arnoria thieves'* to make s venture
with a white necktie and a stolen sermon. Homo
sturdy farmer with thews- of brass ought to make a
layman out ofhlm forthwith.
The revival in Philadelphia maybe a very powerful
one, but It la certainly a very quiet one. and Is in
marked contract with the movement in England. Mr.
Moody has 1101 lost his Bible and Mr. Pankey has not
lost his voire, hut the American people have lost their
interest. Revivals are said to be generally widespread
In proportion to the hardness of the times, and, mens
ured by that standard, this present effort will he
crowned with unparalleled success. If men naturally
take to religion only when they have nothing eUe U> do
the churches ought to be full this winter. Something is
the matter, but nobody can tell what it la
Kev Dr. Burrows, of Louisville, Ky., lost all his
maauarripl sermons by firo the other day. That cou
Uagratlon was probably the best thing that ever hap
peoed to the reverend gentleman. Hereafter ho will
do what every live man outaide the clerical profession
does?C a, talk to his people and not at them. A
manuscript In the pulpit is simply a subtle temptation
of Satan, his Bulphuroos majesty knowing that when
a clergyman reads Irom the written page he is shorn of
hall his power. Manuscripts ure the fruitful source of
ail sorts of mannensma When a clergyman has any
thing to say and feols that he must say it ho can uik
v uhout notes. In the year 1771 there was a great re
vival in I'rinceton College. Aaron Burr was a senior and
given to doubts of the gravest and to pleasures of
the worst kind. Still he was "almost persuaded"
by the appealing ehiqucnce of tho proachera
1-ir. Withvrspoou, the President of the college, told
him that the movement was one of lanatiriam only
and that settled the matter. What a small thing ap
parently decides destiny I If the President bad fully
persuaded burr of the necessity of a change of heart,
what a different impression might have been made by
that life, which turned out ta be lawless, sceptical and
sad I in that moment, when the boy of sixteen was
talking to the grave thinker, tho difference between a
lite of heartiness and a life of hcartlc&sncss was de
cided.
In Westminster Abb?y on the last day of Novom
ber, the venerable Dr. Moffat, who has spent about
sixty years In Africa as a missionary, preached. If he
had preached anywhere else it would have been an or
dinarv event. But for a Nonconformist to bo Invited
to speak Irom the sacred pulpit of the Abbey was a
sacrilege which has thrown High Churchmen into con
vulsions. To be sure, Dr. Moffat knew moro about tho
subject under discussion than any one site, but then
he was not "one of our set," you too*. He belonged
to a "conventicle," while we belong to tho Church,
and the whole thing was thoreforoan outrage. Still, there
was no earthquake and the moon suffered no eclipse
but the ritualists, who relused to listen to a man who
knows moro than they because his coat was not made
hy their tailor, lost an eloquent and admirable seruiou.
The uptown prayer meetings are reasonably success
ful At the Church of the Holy Trinity the avorage at
tendance is from 126 to IMi, and at the Church of the
Disciples an effort has been made to interest the clerks
of the city. The latter meetings are held on Wednes
day evenings, and the attendance Is good and the re
sults encouraging. Something like a dozen young men
name forward last week and expressed a desire u> join
the church. It Is proj>osed to Invito some of our promi
nent physicians to deliver loctures ou the temptations
peculiar to New York life, which will be very attrac
tive. If more of the Christianity of Sunday could spill
over Into the week days It would do no harm. The
trouble with 1'rotestant churches is that they are not
seven day but only one day Institutions. Young men
find everything under heaven open to them except the
church. The ministers pray, 44 I>ead us not Into temp
tation," and then lock their church doors so that no
one can entor. That religion, alter all, is best which
shows the largest interest In the welfaro of men. If
there is to be any rivalry among the churches it ought
to be found in their " wavs and means" of doing good.
Bishop Whipple. In a letter recommending that the
. policy ol |>eace toward the Indians be continued, asserts
that there are as many true Christians among toe red
j men a* among the whites. The Indians, whose repre
I sentatives have spent some time In New York and
studied the habits and private lives of the pale facet,
j (eel insulted at the comparison.
' There are two subjects which ought to be treated
calmly and without excitement of expres
| ston or temper by Christian thinkers?the
I Bible In our schools and the difference be
tween the Protestant and the Roman Catholic
I churchon We are aware that men are generally more I
irascible and impatient on religious than on any other
j subjects; but If the object is to get at the rifcht ol tho I
matter, and then to do it, It is bettor to think twice be
| fore we speak once than to speak twice before we hare !
i thought at alL It Is a question that will not be settled 1
In a minute even by the most fair minded, and never <
I by those who use the topic as a popular stimulant to
| stir up ill feeling. The gravest men of the city are .
quietly meditative, but m obscure corners a blue light is
| burned now and then and the crackling of fireworks
heard, only to be followed by increased silence and
j darkness. Giants, not plgmios, must grapple with the
f problem. I
1 Christmas, with Its sweet and fragrant memories, !
has come again and gone. It stole on a busv world
with muffled slippers, but sang Its song of "Peace on
earth, good will to men." so sweetly that we ceased
from our labors and sat down to think. A most de- i
ilghtful reverie we fell Into as we sat before the open
wood lira We went back to those golden days of :
promise when the shepherds, while feeding their Docks
by night, saw the "star", a stranger to their astronomy !
which they afterward followed until it rested over the
cradle. And ever since that day of eastern splendor !
the tired and worn, the glad and gay of everv genera
, tioo have kneli by the manger aod offered the Babe
the frankincense and myrrh of gratitude and love,
j Such a day, redolent of Joyous and hoperul thoughts
j Is the benediction of the year. The tokens we receive
i and those we give mark It as a white day while its
| leisure affords us a breathing place in the hot race for
gain. The decorated churches, the superb music the
| sermons, which ought to be eloquent ihen If ever all
I serve to impress the spirit of the season on the spirit
, of man and help to lighten the drudgery for many a
month to come. Preachers tell us that we ought to let
the merry chimes echo through the whole year but
then they never went down to Wall street iwd 'sold
"short," or they would have more charily tor business
men.
CHANUKAH, OH THE DEDICATION.
JEWISH AND CUBIST AIN FESTIVALS-REUGIOUB
PATRIOTISM COMMEMORATED.
Judaism and Christianity aro closcly and Intimately I
interwoven. The institutions of the lattor derive thoir '
origin mostly from the lormer, and it should not there- 1
fore bo mailer for surprise if festivals and holidays In !
both charches occur a* the same periods and are char
acterized by ceremonies similar to each other. This Is
the case with the Jewish festival of Chanukah and the
Christian Christum* Besides being an ordinary Bab
bath day, yesterday was specially observed by our
Jewish fellow citizens as the anniversary of the dedica
tion of the ancicnt Temple under the Maccabees. Like
Christmas, this festival is a time of jollification rather
than of particular religions devotion, aud Jewish chil.
drnn lo< k is anxiously forward to this festival as the
Christian children do to Christmas; and the one have
their Christmas trees and presents as regularly as the
ether.
The Chanukah celebration has therefore come to be
overshadowed by and to be less observed because of
the Christian's Chris Unas. And yet It is a festival
that bears more distinctly a historical character than
any other, and commemorates one of the most glorious
epochs In Jewish history?the revival of the ancient
spirit and the casting off of pagan worship. Chanukah
Is a festival which has a closer bearing upon
TI1B HOUR* KfJtrVRSKSCKNCS OP JCIiAlKIt,
the reform movement, than on any other. It demon
strates that whenever Israel's foes endeavored, cither
by threat or actual persecution, to destroy the "tree of
liod'c planting," some champions of the canse were at
all times at hand to prevent the overthrow of the peo
ple and the destruction of their hallowed faith. With
the Bible rn one hand, the sword in tbo other, they
prayed in their synagogues, fought on the battle field,
lor the purity of their worship, me salely of their do
mestic hearth, and lor the interests 01 their common
cause.
About 2.000 years ago, at a time when external snd
Internal antagonists were to be combated, the Macca
bees, arid alt those who fought under their btumcr,
proved now much patriotism could achieve. The toe
from without was that crowned tyrant called Anttoohtis
I Kplphanes, who entertained the Improbable idea of
i forcing his own creed upon all his snlijecta. and thus
I Intended to'drive the Jews aiso Into the mythological
, religion of the Greeks. At that time cruelties nupnr
' alleled were Inflicted. An old man of ninety chc< r
fully embraced d<aih because he would not swerve
| from the Divine law. Seven youths, sons of
one mother, were most horribly tortured and
?lain because vhey would uot bend the knee
to that idol which the tyrant worshipped,
the heartbriken mother, who was an eye wit
ness to this sevenfold slaughter, and who encouraged
her sons in their martyrdom, followed her faithful
children unto death. At that |<erlod, when all around
looked dark and gloomy, the Maccabees arose, and
determined to conquer or dm With a banner uniarled,
containing four Hebrew letter*, Implying, "Who Is like
JU>to TUtu: *iuvw iLv lUighiy, 'J litUf" iktU m#*lioathi:d
the sword, and did not retnrn it to Its irabtoord until
they bad conquered their enemies and larael muld
again worship the living God a* their father* before
them. The liven of the Maccabees afford the bent evi
dence of what a people can accomplish when ihcy
carry God tn their heart* and are determined to serve
Him falthfullv and realousljt,
nuna <ah a.m> cnmraia.
Notwithstanding the annual recurrence of Chanukah
and the periodical remembrance of it m the synagogues
of the land by sermons and ?ongs and prayers, and in
Jewish bonus by lighted candle*, indicative of tho
cleansing of the Temple and the discovery of hallowed
oil from which the sacred Iig.us were renewed, it h.is
of late yearn, in America especially, fiillou inte desue
tude. Mot a waji candle Is in many Jewish homed
to remind the occupanta of the deeds of tholr progeni
tors previous to the Christian era. Hut if the Cliann
kah tapers do no longer illuminate the windows of tho
Jews, iheri' is no >ixi reason why the Cbanukah tree
should not illuminate the parlor, and bring with It joy,
pleasure and the spirit of good will toward all men.
Yesterday the several Jewish rabbis 'n this city dis
coursed to averof,' congregations on the great event
which they were called to com me morale. Tn the Tem
ple Kmanuel, Dr. Uoti.beil made Abraham's battle with
the kinga (Gen , xiv.) and his rescue of Lot, especially
the patriarch's refusal) lo accept any present 1mm the
King of Bodorn, the bawls of his remarks. The 'Doctor
discussed 'he various excuses that men some
times make to avoid war. Sometimes It
is a in> re question of more or loss wealth.
But this was not the case with the Maccabec. His
religion was vilified and his townspeople were thrown
into prison for refusing to accept paganism, lie there
fore put on his armor, drew his sword and divided his
soldiers into three l ands, and never rested until he had
put his enemies And the enemies of his religion to
flight. Those who aro constantly crying peace,
peace, are a cancer to the society to which they be
long. Where truth suffers violence and haughtiness
lords It over the bumble and the innocent there is a
field of battle where duty sounds the uote and the peo
ple take their places in the ranks. Those who refuse
to flglit lest kings should be scratched aro craven. If a
man takes away my property, Ac., il is only my Inter
est that sutlers, and 1 can lay ine down and sleep; but
wherever my country and my religion are at stake,
there I will
join Tn* ranks or Titk hobi.r warriors,
said the Doctor. Tne preacher then referred to tho
selfishness which characterized some successful gene
rals, but which was not seen ir. Abraham nor in the
Maccabees. The liberated King of Sodom offered Abra
ham all the booty, but he declined it and would not ac
cept even a shoe latchet, lest it should be said that he
hail made Abraham rich. nr. Gottheil next dwelt upon
the general results of giving and receiving presents
under fuch circumstances. Tlic %eods of discord are
very often sown thereby. Abraham, therefore, acted
widely In refusing sny present from the King of
Sodom. Some persons may think lie was very foolish
for lotting any such opportunity slip for receiving
presents from the richest man In the country. Fore
sight and forethought are by no means very common.
Leu then, our strength be reserved for the noble cause,
such that which we Israelites are called
to commemorate to-day. When tbo moment
had come the trembling band of age seised the
sword and overthrew the foreign tyrant and bis
heathenish abomination, of all the religious commem
orations known this Chinukah is the only one In which
patriotism appears pre-eminent In all other Instances
the power and Interposition of God throws man Into
the shade. This Is pre-eminently a feast of human
patriotism. The spirit In which this festival should bo
observed 1* the spirit of the Maccabees. It Is tho true
spirit of pouce that makes us take up the sword when
necessary. We need not sacrifice charity, love, for
bearance. The strongest men are the most forbearing.
It is only the cravon that have not these graces. The
religion that tenches cowardice is not lit foi; men. Re
ligion should loach us Its worth and give us such a con
viction of lt? living rcalHy and such fortitude that we
shall be the friends of every good cause. The office of
religion is not merely to make men seo that which is
their own. but that also which Is God's, so that they
may do all in their power to make His law thoir rule of
life, and thus to triumph over every opposition and
sond their names down to posterity as saviours of their
race.
DR. FULTON'S TROUBLES.
HOW HIS IMAGINATION BIT IT LIED H18 FACTS?
THE DEACONS ANIfc TEUSTEES Off HANSON
PLACE CHUBCH TEIJ, A DIFFERENT 6TOEY?
THE DOCTOU'S VALEDICTORY DISPENSED WITH.
To rna Editor or tub Hbkald:?
Dr. Fulton's trouble* are not yet over. Three times
he resigned the pastorate of Hanson place Baptist
church, Brooklyn, and as often changed his mind. Hut
at last the silver cord was broken und the pitcher that
?ent so often to the well was marred. He resigned
once loo alien and the congregation took him at his
word. For three weeks h? has been itinerating among
the Baptist churches of New York and Brooklyn with
the understanding that he was to deliver his valodictory
In the pu 1 pit from which he had so often bombarded
the "handful of little fellows" who opposed him. But
time passed heavily on his bauds and last week we
noticed a letter which he wrote to the Hiaminer and
Chronicle, of thl* city, In which he claimed that
he was a martyr lor righteousness' sake. But
this week seven trustees and the same num
ber of deacons of llanson place church, Includ
ing some of the Doctor's stanchest friends,
Issue a card through the columns of the same paper In
which they show that the martyrdom has boon alto
gether on the other side. For more than six months
they say by published Interviews and letters to both
secular and denominational papers, the history of the
church has been distorted, its faith and practice mis- .
represented and its officers and members maligned. All .
this they have borne in silence?when reviled they 1
have "reviled not again," hoping thut the end would
como?until they find that tboir protracted forbearance
is misconstrued "by some into an admission of the truth
of the statements. After the proposal?namely, that if 1
the committee appointed by the church to consider the
statement which was made by the deacons to vindicate
themselves, after repeated public arraignment by the i
pastor, should be relieved Irom further duty Ur. Ful
ton would resign and leave in peace was accepted they
supposed there would be an end to these attacks. They
regret to find that they are mistaken as is evident from \
his communication. They remiud the Doctor that at
the tune he l>ocame their pastor thev were at penco
and thoroughly united, aud they hope by the blessing
of (rod to be so m the future.
Id all matters of iaith and practice they declare the
Hanson place Baptist church holds the same position
which it ever has done. The differences between the I
church and the late pastor have not been in any do- |
gree the result of diversity of views on denominational I
questions, witii the exception of sturdy opposition to ,
priestly domination on the part of any one claiming to '
be a "ruler of the church" appointed of God. They do ,
not believe In either papui or ministerial infallibility. 1
The pastor was never complained of for "preaching 1
plainly the truth." That was Always welcomed, and
the church bolus as advnnoed a position as does Dr.
Fulton in opposing "theatre*, dancing, billiard play- |
Ing," fast horses "and what not. and depends upon
the proclamation of the truth as it ts In Jesus, attended
by the blessing of the Holy Spirit for success."
Besides this united denial of I?r Fulton's statements,
Mr Cole, the treasurer, personally and very empbati- i
rally, denies that any one was prevented from voting on
Dr. Fulton's final resignation, because he or she was in 1
debt and the treasurer would not receive the money.
Mr. Cole says no such Unrig occurred nor anything
like it. So that Dr. Fultou drew on his imagination for 1
his facts. Mr. William Kicbardson also "rises to ex- |
piain," and disputes other allayed I'm-is previously pub
lished in the denominational paper. To dwell together J
In unity Is, perhaps, an obsolete Injunction, but wo ;
sometimes venture to thlnK it Is better to keep quar- I
rels out of churches. When a man has been lighting in
his business or hi." politics all the week it Is pleasant
to sit in his pew on Sunday with the feeling that for one
day, at least, he Is part of a peace organization The
oil rule, "Hanson Is that Hanson does," Is peculiarly
applicable in this care. The result of this petty quar- :
re I Is that Dr. Fulton will not bo allowed to deliver his
valedictory in Hanson place church to-day, nor to add ;
Insult to injury. He is, therefore, advertised to preach
In New York this morning and evening. X.
ROBBERIES OP THE CHURCH IN
ITALY.
A Rome correspondent of the Philadelphia Catholic *
fttaruianl gives the following sketch of the spoliation!
of tb< Church by the State going on In Itomo daily un- ,
der the authority and sanction of the law
The pi' ture nailery of the Monte di Pietu In Rotne Is t
being sold off at auction. There are m.my master
pieces of art having Home these days, thanks to tho
regeneration movement It was part <.f that movement
to. *<?/.'? upon the Monte I, PiewL, that gigantic monu
ment of Catholic harity, which advanced money to j
the poor ou the most trilling securities, and carry on
the administrate r. according to modem principle*
Ami now, alter lour years the establishment is verging .
on bankruptcy, win -L is only delayed by tlie Bale of a !
gallery of pe stings whir). was one of the glories ?f |
artistic Home. 1 think a few figures of confiscation j
would not be Inconsentsneous here In the past month
of October th> gov* rument sold off at auction 71ft lotn of
Church property, which realized the sum of 2,018.4S6f. ;
In the preceding months of the year 1876 the seizures j
unmix red 6,351, which wem sold lor the sum of
17,322 6Wif. From tho October oi lh?,t to the end of
October, 1876, there were cootiscated 113,40* lots, the
sale of winch brought into '-he bottomless coder" of j
Italy ?00,110,SMf. The man Who sobsc.ribed to allibese i
robberies arrived ,n Home on Bunday morning. He
says he Is King of Italy by the grace of God I doubt (
It That (iod permits him to l?e King of Italy I ?ball
not question. But the grace of God is not pr<>doctivo 1
of robbers.
MR. MOODY'S CHURCH IN CHICAGO. I
Mr. Moody's church in Chicago Is so lar completed
that Mes-irs. Whittle and lilies have b< en holding meet
ings in it of late. It is expected to be finished January !
L It la called the Chicago avenue church, and replaces !
the mission building which was destroyed in the gr< at i
fire. Its cost is $65,000. all of which Is ralaed, $27,000
having come from the royalty on Mes?r?. Moody and
Sankty'p Hinging books sold in P.ngland. The house la of
brick, with trimmings ol artificial stone; is square :n
shape, and surmooated by a Mftnsard roof. An Im
mense skylight helps to light the audience room. The
ground floor is occupied by a lecture room, with seats
lor tfW people, snd with committee and supper rooms.
The audience room will have seats for 2,700 This
room Is arranged ur the Sabbath schools as well ss for
the church, and Mr. Moody's daatrajur a room whicb
might be col up Into sections for Individual*, classes,
inquiry meetings, Ac., la met in Uie deep, wide gal
Jjf* *b?r? sliding doors are provided which will run
from the back to the front; while, iflt be wanted, the
curtain which la fastened overhead may be let down to
shut in the front aide.
MINISTERIAL MOVKMENT8.
PR KSHTTKR1 Alt
The Rev. Newman Smyth, Congregatlonalist. haa ae
cepted the pastorate of the First Presbyterian cturch
at Quincy, ILL
Sixty conversions resulted from a recent revival in
the Union church, Presbytery of Westminster, Pa,
Last Sunday twenty-four new members were added
to Bethesda Presbyterian church, Philadelphia, the llrst
fruits of revival work bow In progress there This
church was organized eight years ago with 180 mem
bers. It has now 60L
The Rroad and Diamond street church, Philadelphia,
Rev. Matthew Newklrk, pastor, Is having a winter of
remarkable prosperity, and that without any services j
out of the usual course. Last Sabbath seventy-seven
persons were added to the communion.
Two years ago the Rev. Louis Ray Foote became
pastor of l'hroop avenue Presbyterian chnrcb, Brook
lyn, and in this time has received Into membership
287, making an aggregate of 42& The Sunday school
also received an accession of 228 pupils, and the Mis
sion school has 1,050 pupils?the number being limited
only by the capacity of the school room. The
German Presbyterian church m Hopkins street Is an
outgrowth of this church. The church receipts and
donations last yoar amounted to $10,97ft. A female
Bible reader is alse employed by the church, and the
ladies have established and maintain a temperance res
taurant. The church has been enlarged during the
past year, and the pastor proached his anniversary ser
mon last Sabbath to a large and Interested congrega
tion.
Mrs. Staunton, the head and founder of Ingham Uni
versity, Leroy, N. Y., has donated to the Presbyterian
Church authorities four acres of land and all the Col
lege buildings thereon, lately improved by her at a cost
of $10,000, and cancelled a $12,000 mortgage which she
held against the Synodical trustees of the University.
The institution is (or the education of young ladies.
Undor tbo ministry of Rev. K. P. Hammond, at
Harrisburg, Pa., the rovival continues with Increasing
success. The whole city Is moved, and a dozen meet
ing* a day are held in different placcs. Nothing like It
was ever known thora
Dra. Nlec.olls and Brookes, of 8t. Lotjls, have rented
Dc Bar's Opera House for tbo ensuing season. The
engagement, however, does not come under the head
ol amusements, but Is In order to reach tbo masses on
Sabbath evenings with a pure gospel
The Presbytery of Now York have taken upon them
selves the responsibility of relusihg to sever the con
nection of Rev. C. 8. Robinson and the Memorial Pres
byterian church of this city that ho might accept the
Secretaryship of the Presbyterian Board of Education
to which he was recently elected.
Several of the United Presbyterian (Scotch) mission
aries, stationed at Old Calabar, on the West African
coast,, have made considerable journeys into the inte
rior. They find the people very anxious to enter Into
relations of commerce and friendship with white wen 1
and to receive Christian teachers.
Or. Field, of this city, was last heard from at Con
stantinople, in route to Syria and Palestine. He ex
pocted to spend a fow weeks at Jerusalem. He was not
permitted to land at Beirut, because of tho prevalence
ol cholera in several Syrian ports.
The church of Big Spring, Carlisle Presbytery, are to
hold a centennial meeting some time in 187ft The
meeting is to last several days, and has for its object
tho collection of material for the history of the chnrcb.
The Presbyterian churches of Binghamton have sent
forward Miss Harriet JLa Orange, of Union N Y as
missionary to Tripoli, Syria, where she is to tako
charge of the girls' school founded by tho Preabyte
naiis. She sailed from this port December 18.
The Shady Side Presbyterian church, Pittsburg, Pa.
of which the Kev. W. T. Beatty is pastor, was dedicated
to the worship of Uod on Sabbath morning, December
12. Tho new building, as it stands completed, not in- j
eluding the lot, has cost the Congregation a little over
$50,000. There remains less than $4,000 ol this amount
yet unprovided for. The church has grown since its
organization, in 1867, from a membership of twenty
nine to an active, well-organized membership of 234.
xmcoi'ALux,
The Episcopal Board of Foreign Missions' receipts
for the past yoar were about $HO,OOOi This Board has
numerous stations in West Africa. China, Haytt, Japan
besides a school in Athens, and a school in Joppa. '
The "American Church" episcopacy must be falling
Into disrepute from some cause or other when leading
nastors of the faith refuse Its offices and honors both at
homo and abroad. The bishoprics of China and Africa 1
to which Dm. SchereschcwBky and Clarke were recently
elected, have both been reltmod by these gentlemen. A
writer in the Standard of the Crvu suggests Rev Mr
At well as bishop for Africa. It soems hard that "there
Is not sufficient zeal In the Church to get a missionary
bishop for this couutry. la thore no one who feels
eaJled to this work ? Mr. Atwell has certainly done
weiL How It would do to appoint him over white pres
byters and teachers in Africa is a question not easily
answered
The diocese of Vermont has 44 parishes, 30 minis
ters, 2,846 communicants. 1,432 Sunday scholars 36
churches, valued at $334,000, and 15 parsonages, vaiued
at $44,3r>2. The diocesan mission Itiud amounted to
$2,417 this year.
Tho diocese of Minnesota raised during the ecclesias
tical year just closed for church and benevolent pur
poses $84,207 V
The Rev. R. S. Adams has removed from Troy N
Y.. to Brooklyn, Long Island, NY
Rev. H N. Powers, I> D . late the popular rector of
St. John's church, leaves Chicago, having accepted a
call from the Episcopal church in Bridgeport Con a
Dr. Powers, in addition tu being a genial gentleman
was one of our ablest preachers and tuoit accoinl
plisbod scholars.
The Church Journal concedes to Bishop Haven (with
a small hi tho right to pray lor "Mr Grant's re-election
or for anything elso, and bis protection in such right
by the federal and State constitutions, provided only
that he does not make himself a nuisance to other peo
ple. " But bis very episcopal title is a nuisance to tho
Church Journal and many of its patrons, and how
then, shall he escape condemnation 1 '
St Thomas' church, in this city, is not so "high" In
Its position or In its ritual that it cannot maintain a
successful mission chapel on the east side of the city
where 126 families are gathered lor divine worship
every Sunday and 3U4 pupils in the Sunday school and
where thirty one persons were confirmed during the
year and $1,216 raised by the envelope plan. The
parish has a ladies' association, whoae object is to pro
vide work for poor, industrious Protestant women of
tho parish It also clothes and otherwise assists tho
children of the Sunday school and industrial school
connected with the mission chapel, and all others with
in the parish who, through poverty or sickness, may
need its help. It has expended in this work during the
past year over $1,000.
ROMAJ* CATHOMG.
The Sacred Congregation of Rites has published three
decreet on the beatibcation of three servants of Ood,
the Venerable Alpbonae de Orozoo, of the Augustinan
Hermits In Spain, Venerablo Brother of Charles of
Delia. of the Minor Priars of St. Praucis of Assisiuin,
and Brother Humills of the same Order
The Jesuits have held a very successful mission for
the past two weeks in the Church ol the Immaculate
Conception, Boston The first week the services wero
lor women and tho past week for men. The Redemp
tonst Fathers Oates, Muller. Xaria and Dold, are giving
a mission in the Cathedral, Portland, Ma
The pilgrimages still continue In Krance. Recently,
ftt Tours, lb ore whs our of a very irnfxisin# nature.
Over 8,000 persons attended it, and the procession was
exceedingly magnificent. Tho Archbishops of Tours
Aix, AngouICme, and tbo Bishops of Mans, Verdun and
Braille walked In it, and it look more than an hour to
pass one spot. A grand pilgnmago Is being organized
at Mount ,SL Michaels, Normandy, and will take place
at Christmas.
The Kev. Father Roesch, who was for a tfmesortonsly
ill at Rochester, N. Y., has so far recovered as be able
to return to his post in St. Alphonsus' church, Balti
more.
The Catholic Mtrrnr of Baltimore, reports, on good
authority, thai Bishi p Heridricken, of Providence R.
J., is to lie assigned to the vacant diocese of Hartford
C^nn. Bishop Hendricken was consecrated in April',
The receipts during the year now closing In the arch
diocese ol Baltimore lor the propagation of the lan.h
amount to $1,800. There was a balance of $1,054 on
hand at the beginning of the year. For holy childhood
the receipts were $3,277; on hand, $228.
Bishop McNiurny, of Albany, has raised to the priest
hood from this diocese:?Revs. W. A. Farrel and M ./
McSwigjian; to the deaconate.?Revs. Charlos II Cotton!
James L. Crosby, Maurice J. Dougherty, John M.
Grady. Patrick J. McCloSkey, Philip Meister, Michael
Montgomery; to the sub-dcaronaie;?-Revs. Michael
Lauc, Thomas M. O'Hanlon, Edward F. Slatturv; to
mlsor orders:?Messrs. Patrick J. Brennnn, Tobias
Fitzpatrick, Thomas kL O'Hanlon, Michael J. Qutnn:
to clerical tonsureMessrs Patrick J Brennan Ed
ward Byrnes, Patrick Donnelly. Bernard DuPy, Thomas
F. McGare, John Vfayer, Thomas M. O'Hanlon,
Archbishop Kay ley has raised to the priesthood Rev*.
Edward L Coughlan, Kdwaru J. Murphy, John Wall of
the archdiocese of Boston; Darnel A Dowiing. of the
diocese ol Chicago; Patrick Moore, Peter PitzsimmoM,
of the diocese of Richmond; Michael (iallUras, of the
diocese of Hartford, Patrick F Finnigan, 6. J., and
Robert F. Byrne, S J.. of Woodstock College.
Bishop Bourget, of Montreal, received by latest Eu
ropean mail official despatches creating Mgr. J, Desau
teisand Very Rev. C F. Casault, Vicar General of Quo
bee diocese, domestic prelates to His Holiness. Tho
d gmty of domestic prelate gives the Very Rev. tho
Vicar (ieneral of Quebec and Mgr Desantels the right
to wear the purple soutane and ihe rochet and purple
mantoletta. Domestic prelates are, accordingly, called
mamolettl in Home, and their office brings iliem into
the closest contact with the l ope
Rev. Father Michael Flood, pastor of St Elizabeth's
church, Smithport, Pa., has been for some weeks past
collecting in Brooklyn for means to pay ofT the debt on
the church and parochial residoi.ee he baa lately
erected, but has Just returned home.
The PatMionist Fathers, Baail, Benedict, Angelo and
Gabriel, have been engaged in giving mission* in Mr,
Keesport, Pa.; Ackroo, Ohio; Paris, Ky : Oil City,
Pa , Warren, Pa., and in St Bridget's churcn. Buffalo,
N V , during the past month aud part of this month.
The Itedi iiiptortst Province of the United States has
by the will of the Superior Council and the consent of
the Holy Father, been subdivided. The bid 1'iovinte
remains, with its seat at Baltimore. The new Prwlnoe
la to have Ha mil and Dante at Hi Lou la The house*
belooglDfto It are to be aituated id the States of Loom
tana, MisalfuMppi, Illlnola, aa well aa la Missouri. The
Very Reverend father Nicholas Jaegcl U named aa
First Provincial of HI Lenta
A solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated laitt
Tuesday, In the chapel of the Good Shepherd Convent,
in mrmvruim for tlie late Professor Henry James An
demon, who died in India.
BAmHT.
i The Baptist Wtrkly notices an excitement In Iowa,
where a churrh authorized an unordatned maD to bap
tlM and administer the Lord's Hopper. A council of
nuptial miniauira nnd churches w;u< called and unani
mously pronounced the action of the church "Irregu
? *nld of do authority whatever." The Hav
5vk!V*^i . ? unRle church has the perfect
fD .Inln,Bt'ri> that a council is called ouly
tM, r Kreater interest to tba occasion, hut the autbor
!iy loClU church. This Ik the true
5rti? on SSgr* ? by lhK ableSl
!>rV B*l!v^rd' for n1ne pa*tor of the
day lal? ' I <Uer&ou. N" *?< ?"Kned on Bun
Rev. M. 0. Mable, of tho Oak Park Baptist church
Chicago, I1L, has received tho unanimous call of the
church in Urookline, Masa., to become their pastor.
The Rev. Reuben Jeffrey, of Brooklyn. ha? become
one of the editors of the Baplxtt Union. Very succe*s
lul as a pastor, his articles will add weight to the col.
urnns of our contemporary.
The Brooklyn B4ptitt Social Union having assumed
the labor and responsibility of organizing anil carrying
on the centennial work in all the churches of the Long
Island Association under the direction of the Baptist
?Central Centennial Committee of the State of New York,
have Issued a circular calling the attention of the
churches to the fact, suggesting the tnilispensablencsa
ol pastoral co operation in order to success, tavtting
tho pastors to preach on the subject to-day. A meeting
ot church delegates was held a few days ago, when the
programme was adopted.
The Rev. D. 0, Litchfield, lately of Brooklyn, was
formally recognized as pastor of tho Warwick church
(N. Y.). by appropriate services on Wednesday, Decem
ber 8, 1875. v'
The work of Baptist brethren In Prance at the
present time is most encouraging. At Paris, and in dlf-i
fercnt departments to the north of that city, chapels,
to the erection of which friends In Amorlca and England
largely contributed, now supply their pastors with new
advantages for evangelization, and the public with
I comfortable arid attractive placea of meeting.
The *'antl-MiBSion Baptists'' abhor collections; but
they complain that the system haa great lnconveii- ?
lencea. "People Join them to dodge tho expenses" of
other churches, and finally Uiey gut all the mean men
In the town.
Rev. I. D. King, who haa been acting as financial
secretary for the Philadelphia Historical Society, find
ing it clilQcuIt to mako any headway In securing sub
scriptions lor the building tund, proposes to retire from
the service
Tho Rev. Samuel H. Greer, of Caxenovla, is called to-.
the pastorate ol the Baptist church. Auburn. N. Y.
Twelve Chinese have been admitted Into the Baptist
church of Portland, Ore,, during the year through th?
labors ol Rev. D, L Pierce, In his Chinese school, and
? of me native preacher, Bong Gong.
I Tho Rov. If. Wilson, D. D., of Baltimore, wishes to
hear or three or four Intelligent, active young mlms
ters, who would like to do hard service lor the Master
In Maryland. Salary, about $000
Ihe Rev. A. J. Frost, late ol Chicago, haa coramonced
j pastoral work at Denver, CoL The city Las now a
population of 20,000, and the Baptists have mi clfljubi
chapel.
j The Rev. R. EL Spsfford, from Sandy Creek, N. Y.,
has recently removed to Michigan, and Is engaged lu
missionary work at New Buffalo and othsr Tillages,
under appointment of the Bute Convention.
The Calvary Baptist church, under the ministry of
Rev. Mr. MacArlhur, Is enjoying great spiritual pros
perity. The congregations are usually large, and a
deep religious interest pervades them. The regular
service partakes of the nature of a revival service, and
the Moody and Sankey hymns are sang In the great
audience room. Perhaps no church In New \ ork haa
so large a membership of active young peoplo.
USTHODIST.
Rev. Dr. Closs, Presiding Elder of Wilmington dis
trict of the North Carolina Conference of the Metho
dist Episcopal church, South, last week was the cuebt
of Dr. Deems, in this city.
" R Hiorna, of Jermyn Charge Wyoming Con
oe, writes:?-"Dp to December 16 there have been
Rev,
ference
Bcvonty-two conversions, fifty-two of whom are heads
of families and still the work goes on.
Rev. E. B. Andrews will be inaugurated President of
tbisIlweek " Granville, Ohio, on Tuesday of
Rev A. L. Haygood, D. D., late editor of the Sunday
school publications of the Methodist Episcopal Church
South, has acceptor the Presidency ot fimory CaileceJ
Oxford, Ga. '
A revival of great Interest has been In progress dur
ing the last six weeks in the First Methodist Episcopal
church Gloversvtilo, N. Y., Rev H. a Benton, pastor.
On Sunday, Dooembor 12, 100 were received on proba
tion. The interest Is still increasing.
At Tobyhanna Appointment, BloddartvUle Circuit
Wyoming Conference, Rov. P. M. Mott, pastor, there
has liecn a gracious revival during tho last few weeks,
resulting in about fifty hopeful conversions and fortv
accessions to tho church.
Id White Plains First Methodist Episcopal church a
vorv promising revival is In progress, lbe meetings
commenced in a achoolhouse, which became so
thronged that many were compelled to stand during
the exorcises, while others were unable to enter. The
interest is exhibited in the long distances?from threo
to five miles?which many travel In order to be present
In Union street church, Trenton, N. J., a revival
during the past few weeks has added sixty-nine to its
probationers' list
Lexington avenue Methodist Episcopal ehnrch la
this city, has been favored with an outpouring ofthe
Holy Spirit. Some forty-five or more persons, mostly
youDg people and children of the Sunday school, hava
been recently brought to Christ.
The new Methodist Episcopal church In Howard
Centre county. Pa., was dedicated last Sunday bv Dr L
C. Pershing. v
Rev. N. Shumate, D. D^, bos removed, with his
family, to Louisiana, Mo.
The anniversary ol the Mlsslonarv Society of the
Church was held in Indianapolis on Friday, Saturday
and Sunday last. Several of the bishops and many
prominent ministers and laymen from different portions
of the Church were present.
Rev. J. J Ransom, ot the Methodist Eplsropal Church
South, recently appointed a mis^ionarv by the fennel
see Conference to Brazil, sailed from Baltimore Decuuj
bcr 14 lor Rio Janeiro,
MISCKLLAimotTB.
The Church militant on Long Island Is Just now at
tracting attention, where two ministers (Methodist and
Baptist) have come into such sudden contact and coi
llsion as to make a case for the courts,
The Congregationalibts and Meihodists have united
In revival services in Ashtabula, Ohio, and great success
has attended their labors.
At the close of the second quarter of the operation
of the plan of weekly oflerlngs Id Plymouth church,
Syracuse, it had proved so successful that all arrearages
were liquidated and there was a large Increase of the
benevolent fund.
tin the day of our last American Thanksgiving the
Rev. La Bevan, who will be remembered here as bavin?
occupied Dr. Scudder'a pulpit during the summer txv
fore last. In Ixindon, held a special service at Totten
ham Court road chapel in sympathy with the event
1 he congregation was principally composed of Ameri
cans, and a communion service was celebrated before
the sermon.
Oo December lb Rev. Frank A. Johnson was in
stalled pastor of the First Congregational church in
Ubester, N. J. This is the oldost Congregational church
In the State, having been organized about 1740i
Rev. Father Chmiquy has received a letter written
by "a Canadian." It reads"Chinkjuy- Charity
obliges me to warn you that if in a short time honce
you do not relieve the city of your Infamous presence
i have a sure and simple means to make you disappear
from the world, even at tho cost of my life. If I am
dtacovored, because I consider I would die a martvr
for the faith in relieving tho City of a being so infa
mous from his scandals and coostituting tho shame and
dishonor of Canada. You have to choope between
death or quilting Canada I am a man to do what I
decide on, no matter at whit cost."
Tho church at New Utrecht la an old time Dutch
church. It is one of tho oldest ou Long Island. It
stands noxt In age to the socioty In Flatbush. It holds
the town as it did In the oldeh time. Many of the old
and quaint Dutch customa, which elsewhere have
passed away forever, are here held In honored observ
ance. The minister is Rev. Mr. Sutphen, an excellent
preacher, with fine gifts as a pastor aud marked popu
larity as a man. r v
On the 11th Bishop Rclnkcin ordained three new
priests at Bonn, two being students ot that university
and the other?destined for Switzerland? having
studied at Arras. The two Germans are sent as ouratos
to Dortmund and Broslau. The L)eut*cJ*r Merlcur saya
that very recently several priests have piacod them
selves at the disposal of Bishop Reinkens. Some were
found unsuitable, but others were acccpted and will re
ceive posts at onca
A council has coincided In the dismissal of Rev. J. F.
Gleason lroru the Congregational church at Wllliams
bnrg, Mass., the main reason being that hia family
were made so n?rvous by the Mill River disaster tfiat
they could not live there comfortably any longer.
The Kev. George A Peltz has tendered his resigna
tion as pastor of the Bouth church. Newark, N. J. We
learn that he has accepted the position of assistant
editor and genurai business manager of the Suruluu
School. 1\mu.
The Rev. C. L Walt haa resigned the pastorate of the
Universalis! church id Cooperstown to eugage in simi
lar work in a wider field and lor butter remuneration.
The Synod of the Reformed Churrh in the L'uited
States has classes, 8; ministers, 183; congregations
41111 members, (tyrtftS; received on certificate this year'
&4?; excommunicated, U1; dismissed, o75- Sunday
schools. 484; Sunday school scholars, 29,876'' benev<?
lent contributions, ??>,774 10, local object's, $ilfi,47.'l M ?
students for the ministry, ftO During the past year two
of the classes of this Synod were dismissed lor the pur
pose of uniting with other r.humea in the organization
of the Eastern Germau Synod.
The meetings of Moody aud Bankey 1n Philadelphia
are ntlli maintained with unabated interest and undl
minlabed numbers, while In almost all the chnrcbea
there are beginning to appear the buddings of promise
It is proposed to open tbe Academy of Music la
Brooklyn on Sunday afternoons for s meeting ol iiraver
and praise. The leading clergymen of the city are in
favor of it, and oiler to preside in turn. As the build
lug is used morning and evening for worship, the ex
rense will be vcrv smalt There is scarcely a church
m i lie! ?r YUrk ln eXWa lnocl,rl^? ?r?
The second nnlon praise and prayer meeting will be
held in Dr Burcbard'i church, in West Thirteenth
street, near Seventh avenue, this afternoon. The first
wat such a decided success it Is deripned to mako thexo
Meetings permanent if possible oe pastors In the
neighborhood, In the Ninth and Fifteenth wards, will
be present, and lead and participate in the exercisos.
San key's hymns used.
The ministers of Kiverhead, L I , have arreed to *].
ternatc in nailing the louuiy Jail vu SunOava
THE COURTS.
Final Completion of the Great Railroad
Bond Forgeries Suit
GREAT VICTORY FOR TI1K PROSECUTION.
Verdict of $88,01151 for
the -Plaintiffs.
The suit brought by the Now York Guaranty and In
demnity Company against Charles Ralston, Andrew I?
Roberta aud others, to recover on advances made on
forged bonds of the New York, Buffalo and Erte Rail
road Company, has finally been brought to a successful
termination. As wih be remembered, tho Jury being una
^ to agree wero lucked up on Christmas Eve, and with
* view to receiving their verdict In case of an agree
ment the court was adjourned till eleven A. M. yes
terday. At this time Judge Speir, or the Superior
Court, bofore whom the case was tried, reopened tho
court Notwithstanding It being Christmas Day such
was the interest felt in the trial by prominent bankers,
brokers and other business mon, and such their Impa
tience to learn tho result, that there was a large crowd
In attendance. As the jursr. u?od Into their seats
every ?ye scanned their facts with acrut.nizing inusn
lhc, Jnry'uhlaT* yt,n ?r?n your
ttoo cTrt ^ brcatlllca88'lellC0. Mr. McCarthy,
"We have," answered tho foreman, rising to his feet.
,rWe tind lor tho plaintiffs for $88,011 61."
Judge Speir thanked the Jary, the foreman of which
cad stated with most positive emphasis on the night
previous the impossibility of an agreement, lor having
finally agreed on a verdict, and thus brought to a
dellnite result the prolonged and expensive trial. The
Jury was then discharged. AH were In a merry Christ
mas mood excepting the unfortunate defendants and
their counsel Warm congratulations were given to
Mr. William Wirt Hewitt, the leading counsel lor tho
plaintiff*, and his able ooadjutors, Messrs. Algernon S
hullivan and A. H. i'urdy. The trials of these bone*
forgers, such was tho skill and boldness of their opera
tions, 6uch the leog-.b of the trials and such tho adroit
ness with wb.cH ibe cases were mongod to secure ver
diets agtiosi tbeai, win go down in court history as
one 6f Ihitauiti titciirtt
"WASHINGTON PLACE POLICE COURT.
Before Judge Duffy.
CHRISTMAS BKTGRNR.
Christmas Day at the Washington Place Police Court
was not merry. The returns from the various pre
cincts were very much heavier than nsuaL The Fif
teenth precinct sent twenty-etght prisoners ; the Eighth
precinct, seventeen; Ninth precinct, six; Twentieth pre
cinct, seven; Sixteenth proclnct, six, and tho Twenty,
ninth precinct, lour. The prisoners from the Fifteenth
precinct alone Ailed up the prisoners' box, aud a mori
filthy and dirty-looking crow.d oould rcarcely be imag
ined. Judge Dully granted an extra number ol dis
charges, and treated all cas?s but felonies with especial
leniency.
SHOPLIFTING.
Mary Ann Clark, of Church street, was charged with
stoallng two cloth piano covers, valued at $30, the prop
?rty of Sbeppard Knapp, of Sixth avenue and Thir
teenth street. The complainant was Henry fJ. Knann
of No. 86 Bank struct. The prisoner was held in $60f;)
? to answer. ^ -A. .?>.
A HUNGRY WAITER.
Chartes Morris, colored, of No. 193 Prince street, x
waiter in tho St. Churies Hotel, was charged with as
sault and buttery. The complainant, Edward Mosely,
^ 13 St. John s lane, also colored, said that on
Christmas Eve he had a quarrel with tho prisoner in a
saloon In South Fifth avenue. In the struggle which
ensued the prisoner bit two fingers of his right hand
nearly eovering them, aud finished up by taking a
mouthful out ol his left cheek. Morris was requested
to furnish $600 bail for future good behavior.
OA BUYING CONCEALED WEAFONS.
wmiam Cornell, of No. 37 West Tenth street, was
held In $600 to answer for carrying concealed weapons.
An officer of tho Fifteenth precinct found In hit pos
session ? formidable pair of "sttel fcnucklea" The
prisoner said ho saw two men fighting and took the
"knuckle?" from od? of thom, and not knowing it
an offence to carry them he kept them in his pocket
RECKLESS DRIVING.
Xllsha Hynard, of No. 613 West Forty third street,
was charged with rootless driving. On Friday evening
while driving an Eighth avenue car, hersn over Marga
( ret Hughes of No 04 Charlton street. He was held to
await the result of Margaret 's Injurlea
ANOTHER WARNING TO 8TRANOEJW.
On Friday evening James MeGee. of the canal boa'i
W. R. Baldwin, having 6old some grain, walked np
Thompson street He had $600 In his pocket He went
into a saloon where he met Ellen Crawford, a colored
young woman, and after having taken a few arlnks ac
companied her to a room in No. 69 Thompson street
In this room the complainant charges thai Ellen stole
his money. Ellen was held In $3,000 to answer. McOce
was sent to the House of Detention In default of $600
to prosecute tho prisonor when on trial Ho is a farmer
from the upper portion of this State,
AN EVANGELIST IN TROUBLE.
Albert St Clements, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, waa
charged with disorderly conduct Officer Pellett, of the
Broadway aquad, found him collecting a crowd in
Broadway, at Waverley place, by "preaching the Ooa
pel" Mr. St. Clements told Judge Dufly he was the
"crusader of the crusaders," and was commissioned to
PIT5? lhe GosPel ,0 the world. He had preached In
1 biladolphla and was not Interfered with by the police
and If in New York ho was sent to prison he would
bear It I or Jesun Christ's sak<v He had no church, but
would preach in one If the Judge could toll him where
to go. At first Judgo Duffy thought of sending him to
tho City Physician at the Tombs to see If ho was In
sane, but finally ho concluded to discharge him, on hta
promising not to again obstruct the stroel by collecting
a crowd, *
ESSEX MAKKJ2T JfUixLCiS UUUiVI'.
Before Judge Kaemiro.
FEW CHRISTMAS EVK OVTZMDEBR.
JodRe Kasmire's Christmas visitors were not very
numerons and only two serious offenders wore before
him. He disposed of thirty eases of Intoxication and
potty oQenocs.
A* INHUMAH PABINT.
Edward Foley, of No. 140 Cherry street, was charge*
with brutally Ultreating his son Martin, aged twelve
years. Martin asked his father oa Christmas eve for a
. few toys and other Christina* gifts. In return Edward
brutally kicked the boy and threw a pot of boiling
coffee into hia face. The poor boy waa fearfully scalded,
the flosh peeling from his faoo and neck. Foley was
i fully committed for trial, without ball, and lUe little
Hufferer was sonl to the House of Detention to be cared
for.
JXLXGED DISORDERLY HOUSE.
Last week Thomas McDonaJd, of No. 426 East Twelfth
street, met two young ladios In the Astor Place Hotel,
Third avenue, between Eighth and Ninth streets, and
accompanied them to a room. In the room, be Bays,
ho lost (0. Ho had the mrls arrested and commlttnd
for trial. He then Kwore a complaint against Daniel CL
Otis, the proprietor of the hotel, for keeping a dis
orderly bouse. Otis was arrested yesterday and paroled
to appear for examination on January 4.
TOLICE COURT NOTES.
On Christmas Eve William Ramsay, of No. 356 B roomer
street, went homo to his ftunily drunk. He quarrelled
with hla wile, called her abusive names, and seizing
hia eldest son, Edward, barled htm about the room.
The latter, m the excitement of the moment, took a
small Iron savings box lrom the mantelpiece and throw
it at his fluher, striking him between the eyos and in
jur.ng hira dangerously. Edward was arrested, and at
the Tombs yesterday was hold toawait the result or the
Injuries.
Thomas Mathews was yesterday committed to anirwnt
by Justice Bixby on a charge of feloniously slabbing in
the body Robert (Jiosey, of No. 16 Washington street.
Patrick l<oveH, of No. IS Jacob street, on ih? .')0th <A
October, accompanied by a number of Fourth ward
rowdies, entered the store of Qeneva H?bt>y, No. 19
Hose streot, ami while two of them held Mrs. Hebby
the others robbed the money drawer of $16. Lovctt
has since kept out of the way, but was yesterday ar
rested and held by Justice Bixby la default of $2,OOC
hail to answer.
VITAL STATISTICS.
There were reported In this elty, during the week
ending yesterday, 641 deaths, 464 births, 78 marriage*
and bu still births.
AN OPERATION IN OPTICS.
An unknown person had a misunderstanding wltk
Peter Winters, at No. 220 Second street, shortly aflei
two o'clock yesterday morning. The unknown struck
Peter on the left optic so as to completely doatroy tht
graceful lines that were about that organ. A couple tH
leeches and four or five raw oysters spent the gresU*
portion of Christmas in endeavoring to restore Mr,
winters' eye to ltn pristine beauty, but they met wit!
Indifferent success. Dr. Van Vorst, ef Bolievue Ho?
piutl, to which institution Peter and his game eye wort
taken, says that, with good luck, bethinks be can r?
Uuui the uilliuuiuattoA m Utfeo low weeks.

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