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Chat by the Way. Synagogue Worship?Righteousness and Its Effects. * PROGRAMME OF SERVICES. "Evil communication" will bt discussed or Rev. Joseph ft. Kerr thle evening In the Fourth Fres'jytcran Oiinrcb. A memorial service for the lit* Rtshop Janes will be he'd in th? Free Tabernacle Methodist Episcopal church tbls afternoon. Dr. C. 11. Fowler will preurh tfco sermon. Rev. J. 1). Ilorr will preach In the Central Dnptlst thurch today at the usual hours. lu the Scotch Presbyterian church l^e Ker. 8. M. Hamilton will minister this tnom'ng and alternoon, as usual. "Rev. H. W. Knappwlll prearh In the First Mission Baptist r.hureti this morning itqd evening. The Rev. F. Hatnhn will prcaoh lu Jane street Methodist Episcopal church this morning and evening. In the Sixth avenue Reformed church to-diy Iho Rev. o. R. Blnuvelt, of Newark, X. J., will preach at the usual hours. Dr. Ewer will officiate at the usnnl services to-day in Bt. Ignatius' Protestant Kplscopal church. "The Duties of Church Members" and "The Su premo Question" will bo considered by Rev. W. II. Lea roll lo-rtav in Stanton street Baptist church. Dr. KrolcI will pranch In the J.ulheran Church of the Holy Trinity this morning on "The Reformation of Ibe Sixteenth Century." At the people's service In the church of tho Roly Trinity this evening and In the morning also the Rev. B. II. Tyng, Jr., will preach. Dr. E. X. White will minister In West Twenty-third Street Presbyterian church this morning and evening, ?a usual. The Rev. John Street, of Philadelphia, and Rev. S. H. Piatt, of Brooklyn, will ocrapy the pulpit of Sevon loentb street Methodist Episcopal church to-day. Divine service every Sabbath, Including this, will bo celebrated at All Saints Protestant Episcopal church St iho usual hours. "Dot's Wiro" will receive aitontion from Rev. Mr. Moment In .Spring street Presbyterian church this morning. The anniversary of the Youths'Missionary Association of the church will be holu In thooventug. Dr. William White will address the Spiritualists tn Harvard Rooms this evening. K. V. Wilson wilt address the Progressive Spiritualists this morning and evening. At Washington squnre Methodist Episcopal church the Rev. William I.lnyd will preach this morning on . "Tho Sympathy of Christ," nnd in tho evening will five the "Fourth Scene In the Prodigal's Career." ?The Guest Chamber" will bo visited this morning by Rev. C. P. McCarthy, and tho "Everlasting Pun ishment of the Gonts" will be considered in the even ing before tho American Free church. The Rev. J. A. Edmonds will preach In Asbury Methodist Episcopal church morning and evening. At Cblckerlng Rail tho Rev. Samual Colard will preach this morning and tho Rev. Dr. Tiffany, of Chi sago, tbls afternoon. At the Freo Tabernacle Molhodtst Episcopal church the Rev. John Johns will prcsch msrnlng and evening St the usual hours. The Advent Episcopal charch will be ministered to to-day at tbe regular hoars by Rev. J. F. Jowltt, tec tor. "Tbe Mission of Good Men" will be net forth by Rev. J. E. Senrles this evening In Wtllett Street Methodist Episcopal church. Services will be held In Christ church to-day at the nsoai hours, Rev. John Fulton. 1). I)., rector. "The Profitableness of Godliness" and "Tho Open Door" will he considered by Rev. C. E. Sweetser In Bleeekor street Unlversallst church to-day. Dr. Talmago will preach morning and evening to-day In the Tabornaele, Brooklyn. Dr. Deems will ask and answer tbe question this Doming before the Church of the Strangers, "What Will Yo Give Me?" In Calvary Baptist church the Rev. R. a MacArtbur Whl preach this morning nnd evening. Rev. J. M. Pullman will preach in tho Church of Oor Bavlonr tbls morning and eveulng. A commemorative sermon of tho late Bishop Cam Bins will be preached In tbe First Reformed Episcopal Iburrh this morning by Rev. W. T. Sabine. The Rev. Dr. Osborn will preach lor the Fifth ave ino Raptiat church this morning. A general Sunday icbool meeting will bo held there In tho ovenlng. In Graco Chapel the Rov. W. T. Egbert will minister St tbe usual hours to-day. Rev. G. F. Moore, of Columbus, Ohio, will preach In (he Madison avenue Reformed cbnrch tbls morning and afternoon. Tbe anniversary of tbe Protestant Episcopal City Missionary Society will bo held in St. Thomas' eburcb this evening. The Rsv. Chauneey Giles will preach In the Sweden, borgian chnrch this morning on "Man's Pisco In the Creation: How He Is Related to God on ono Sldo of His Naturo and is Different from Animals on the Other." "Christian Manliness" will be considered tbls morn log and "Jeans Weeping ovor Jerusalem" this evening by Rev. J. J. Muir In Macdongal street Baptist chnrch. Tbe Rov. E. J. Gtcdspeed, D. D., .will preach In the Tabernaclo Baptist ehureh this morning on "The Bet ter Truth," and tbls evening will give "A Practical Address to Young Men." Professor Felix Adlerwill lectors this morning tn Standard Hall on "Immortality: The Theory ol Re wards and Punishmonta." ??Professor Huxley and the Scientific and Religions Relations of Biology" will be dlsenssed this evening by T. B. Wakoman before the Church of numnnlty. Dr. Dlx will preach In St. Chrrsostom'a chnrch this ?vening. Memorial services for the lato Captain Elliott will be held In the Mariners' church this evening. Rev. Charles J. Jones will deliver an nddrcss. The Rev. Dr. Rylance will preach at the tisaal boars, to-day, In St. Mark's Protestant Eplseopal chnrch. CIIAT BY THE WAY. Tbe doctrine of election will be settled In tbe course ?f s couple of weeks. It Is not difficult to aceept tho dogma of universal Salvation If you are allowed to pick the men. Ono may talk about bis religion so mnrh that he has ?e time to practice It. One good act, however, proves more than tho longest sentence over ulterod. If a man says In tho prayer meeting that be has not sinned for ten years, don't trade with him, lest yon lead him Into temptation. We sometimes think it Is jnst us fatiguing to listen to a dull sermon as It Is to preach It A great many ministers preach without having anything partienlar to say, and the people revengs themselves by pnying ?o particular attention to It. Religion Is semotitnes undertaken for worldly ends. A man In Raleigh purchased a lottery ticket, aud then went to his clergyman nnd asked If lie thought tils chances of drawing a prtro would l>e Improved If ho ahoald become "sorter good and Join the church." The clergyman tried to explain that If be should really become "sorter good" he would destroy the lottery ticket, tad'the man went away with the feeling that religion is a "curus kind ol thing, a ler all." Ii a man la expected to hold on to Ills temperance principles something must be done to the Croton Aqueduct, and that right speedily. Wu recently saw a drop of wn*r under a microscope, and It was more variously slocked with wonders than the New Vork Aquarium. One may delight In temperance, hut he does not want to convert Ins "Inwardness" into a fish pond. Cold water. It ptaya a good part In Ttir swabbing of decks, and all that? And It finds lu own level lor sartln, Fur II tH/tlnly flrliiks very flat. Ton mustn't expect your children to be heller than you are yourself. Von can ask nothing more of I hem thin to learn the lo .sons yon S"t lh< tn. "Why do you walk iu crooked, child ?" said an old eroli to a voong enc. ".Show me ho.v to walk straight, and I will try," waa the answer. There Is a Scotch proverb to the lama affect:?"Trul lavihor, trot ml'.her, how eon tha foal canter*" His never well for (iirrnti lo hj to their children, "Co;" the more persnaetvo word is, M?'ome." In iii* V't\c,4i.<< of this week Is a letter on the weak fiese ol American women. It triumphantly denies the etalrmeiit which ao rnanjr men aro fond of making, (bat women have nothing to do and tl at they do It faiihfuMy, nnd assarts that there are members of the gentler set who hare endured more, phyeically, and accomplished aa much, Intellectually, astha best spec), meta ot manhood. The writer cava, with a ndireM whieh It absolutely charming under rhe circumstances, and which ae an argument Is Irretraglbls, "I have known cases where s woman has rsiseri all chtlaren In ten years, and done all her own honsework and sewing besides," and then adds. "Hciculcs would hare thrown down his club In despair at nucha task." Tlia inert statement ot lbs fsct carries conviction, and closet the cm# without appeal. It Is sa.-d that an Englishman has enred btmsolf or a chronic lorni of tha gout by breaking sundry bottles and using the pieces to insulats his bedstead'with. He insists that bo la Indebted to a peculiar kind of electr city lor hn enre, but Ins physictnn says that It Is mostly due to a lack of "spirit" la (he man bimselt I.c further anvs that the remedy la of universal appli cation and give* the following recipe";?Keur bottles of champsgno; pour the contents on a rosebush In the garden and put the bottles under the bed. Sotc Tha rosebush will dio, but the patient will recover. Anoibcr man ha* been found In London whose crime Is I hat he ha* loo mneh fallh. Hi* child had scarlet fever and lie refused to call In u physician, but went down on his knees and asked the Lord to euro the boy. The J ridge said that the prayer was undoubtedly a good one, but that it onght to have been accompanied with cbnmomilo tea. He theu sentenced the criminal to three months' hard labor, declaring thnt It was not because he prayed, but because ho did not prac tice. If a man doea the very best ho can tbcro will be enough left for the l,ord to do, but to lie down by tha ^Ido of a plain duty and go to sleep, wtlh the prayer that the Lord will both forgiro your luzinsss and stupidity and do all your work for you besides, |g rank heresy. " ' A church debt Is like eo much dynamite. It is bound to explode and blow tlio whole Institution to atoms. Last week a minister In Boston gavo up in despair becauso his sn!nry| was overdue and tbero was nothing in the treasury. A lew days ago snother minister in Chicago began to look for a largor field of usefulness for the same retfson. And now llrooklyn, which has afforded nn Illustration of almost everything that is eccentric In the way or church methods, affords anotner Instance of tho same kind. It used to be said tnnt a debt on a church Is what ballast Is to a voi-scl, but thoro Is snch a thing as having so much ballast tnat when the wind blows the whole concern goes down. The Americans are enthusiastic nnd think they can't havo too much or a good thing. While it may he well enough to have a floating debt It Is a very bad thing to have a sinking debt. Men have had their own way long enough. The timo of reaction Is at hand. A new rc-llglous sect has sprung up In Russia, one of whose leading tenets Is that man Is subordinate to woman, and that tho former became a "lord of creation" through some misunderstanding. It Is a rule of tno new soot that every man shall con fess his sins to his wifwat loast once a week. Such an upheaval of the established order would drive us all to Indiana. Under a regime or that kind wo aro lost, Far be the day when a man shall cease to ao as ho pleuses and Ills wllo shall ccnro to do as ho tells her to '?Toarmsl to arms I" he crlod. Ann Klin, tho nineteenth wife of Brlgbam Young, has at last beaten her husbnnd?in a suit at court. In her young days, when j feho road romances snd wroto tender pootry, tho ' thought It tho most delightrul thing in tbd world to bo ' "sealed" as number nineteen to tho groat Mormon, I und, properly tlckotod, sent into his harem. But fruc' I tionut matrimony has made her unhappy. To bo one nineteenth of that crowd, which, being aggregated constitutes the wife of Ilrlghatn, und to possets that small fractional proportion ot his afTections has ex cited her jealousy and wrath. Her disturbed felicity haa. however, recovered its balance, that is a bulanco of $4,000 which tho great sealer was compelled to pay She has now a fair dowry and a fair face, and, under the protection of monogamy, still entertains hopes of domestic bliss. Sometimes clergymen may learn a lesson from poll tirians. This may seem a strango assertion, but stranger still to soy that tbe politician upon whom our eyo resis at this moment Is that political geyser o<" Massachusetts, Benjsmln F. Butler. Wo have been greatly aintued at the controversy between that gentle man and .fudge Kbenexer Hoar. Mr. Butler may bnvo a great deal or hot temper In his heart, but bo was careful not to pour any Into his Inkstand. He even facetiously remarked that Judge Hoar has unnoces sarlly raised bis Ebener.cr. In both pollilcs and reli gion the laws of courteous controversy should be ob served. It is not always nocessary to call a man hard names In order to get tbe better ot him in argument. SHU we confess with some surprise that we can learn ? lesson In politeness from that restless politician who never lorgets to say "my dear Judge," cvon when ho is bulling with Indignation. ltcv. Joseph Cook, of Boston, who appears to be a walking encyclopedia, Is fighting the evolution theory with us own wenpons. ne is porrectly willing to ad roit that we were all tadpoles onco, If scientific men will only sgreo to thnt fact among themselves. So long as they disagree, however, ho Intends to hold on lo Moses. He savs that Huxley asserts that 600,000,000 years ago tbe protoplssmos, or seed of all life, began to develop itself, while geology says that at that par ticular period the earth was In ? state of fusion. That seed must have been a perfect salamander to have en dured such heat. But to our minds Huxley's theory is corroborated by theology. That primal seed or egg must bavo had an awful roasting, and therefore dcvel oped an Imperlect lire; and that Is where the dogmas of original sin and total depravity come from. It is pretty bard on mankind, however, for ecology says It eamo from a hot place and theology aays It Is going to one. WEEKS OF PRAYER. Ro much good spiritually has resulted from observ Ing tho first week In January every year as a woek of prayer that the weeks devoted to sueb services have been multiplied throughout tbe year. Beginning next Sunday week (November 12), that day and tbe week following will bo observed by ihe Young Men s Chris ttan associations throughout the world as a time of special prayer for their work. Tho American and Canadian com mil tees have requested pastors lo preach special sermons on tho morning of tho 12th prox., and topics relating to tho different phases of tbo work ol koung Men s Christian associations will bo talked anu prayed about :n tho churchea during tho week. Tho programme for tbe observance ot tbo first week in January 1877, as a weok of prnyor lias been already issued hy the British branch ot the krnngellr.nl Alliance. It embraces sermons on Christian fellowship to be preached on Sunday January 7 ; thanksgiving and confession In the review of the past rear on Monday, 8th; prnver for tho llolv Spirit on the universal Church and lor tho Church's doilvi-rnnce from error and corruption nnd lis increase In faith, activity, holiness and Chrlsilun eharuy on Tuesday; ard on Wednesday praier for families' for the unconverted, for sons and daughters at col'leto .and school and lor those abroad; for any In sickness iroahlt or temptation, and for thoso who have been recently added to the Church. On Thursday, January 11. prayer is to bo offered for nations.'lor rulers magistrates and statesmen, for pbllanthropto and benevolent Institutions, for a pure literature the spread of sound education among tho people snd tho maintonancu or peace. On Friday Christian missions lo the Jews and Oonliles. Sunday -schools and tho world s conversion to Christ are lo bo prayed lor. and ott . Murday Sabbath obaervnnee, temperance and tho safety of travellers by sea will he looked after. Tho week will wind up with sermons on tho Sabbath. Jan uary 14, or. tho unity of fiod, of talth and or worship I Ins programme may bo modified to suit localities nnd Hme, but the wees is to be observed in sonao form ol religious services all the some. EPISCOPAL VISIT TO LIBERIA. The polity of Methodism requires that every part of the work of tho Church shall havs episcopal super vision. But previous to 1872 the number of b shops was too small to carry out In practice this theory of the Episcopacy. Ay tho tieneral Confcronce In that year, held In Brooklyn, eight now bishops were chosen and consecrated. Tho Church had thou twelve cflec, tire bishops and one supernnnnntcd. But none ol thorn liankornd niter a trip to the i horch'a missions in Africa. There wit ihen ntui previously A niiSMionnrv bishop for Liberia and tho regions beyond?a colored man?who resided In tho territory ami exercised copal jurisdiction therein. 1'hls good mar, tiled, and tho General Conieronce lalled or refused to elect a sue cesser, on the ground that the worker tho Church Is one, whether among the native or lorelgn population white or black, and no such distinctions should be made Jim Ihe colored poopi. wanted a bishop who should look more especially nfier their Interest* nnd the tieneral Conference of 187'.'gave them Bishop Oil borl Haven, whose episcopal residence is fixed at Atlanta, (in., and whoso district takos In perhaps Ume lon l hs of all tho colored people in the bouih. He has done such effcclivo service among them that the Board i of Bishop* have appointed mm to visit Liberia and1 the territory inland where the Methodist Episcopal Lb arch b*s planted and intends to plant missions. Hi will ? all in u men-bant Teasel from ih.s port I??? , ,.ri duv. accompanied by lus nephew and I.a*. ??? I- * ror ol tlie lioni se... Conleremee, and another passenccr (rom Philadelphia, t he AmarUnu c?loni?t onJiociet) will aend out s colony of colored people to Libert"' T Die aume vitrei. The voyage will be made In about foriv dive. After visiting me missions Inlilbert* ?' J t.evond the Bishop hopes to he able, If hie *' permit, to make tbe tour or the Alriean coast and.! inline the condition of other missions besides those ot his own Church. Bishop Andrews is now vis.ting the missions in Europe and Asia. USELESS CONTROVERSIES. To nil Rditoh or Tim UkhaI.d:? It is time that both philosophers and religious teach ers should stop this useless war over the flrat chapters of Genesis, which is sprosdiug doubt and scepticism as to the truth ol the sacred Scriptures and doing un told harm to many. The use of our reason and the common sense with which the Lord has endowed ue would often suve even teachers Irons grave mistakes and foolish controversies. Lot sny intelligent person, free front preconceived opinions and prajudice, read the first eleven chnpters ol Genesis caretully. 1 ?sk, Is it among the probabilities or even possibilities, that he would come to the coucluslon that therein Is con tained a literal hiaiory of the creation of the material world and the first man and woman upon It, and the literal history of their descendants* Let him bear in mind tbai the Lord w hen un earth addressed His disciples in parables or composed histories, and and thus conveyed the most importunt lessons of spiritual truth, and thai mauy portions ol the sacred Scriptures uro allegorical, or olso they are meaning lees and senseless. Also let litni remember the mvtho logical writings, so common among the ancients that even the history of Rome, asVe trace it.back, ends In a myth. or. more utrlolly speaking, an allegory. Now, il we but glaiico even hastily at the first chapters of Genesis, Il is so manifest that the narrative Is a purs allegory, having no reference to the material creation, but treating exclusively of the regeneration o. mau and his spiritual history, that it would seein that no Intelligent person should doubt it. Lei us look a moment. l>o serpents tnlk, or havo wo any reason to suppose that they over were either a wise or a talkative race of reptiles, or created for any other inodo of locomo tion than upon Ibolr hollies ? Is II true that they cat dust? A iroe ol lite and n tree ol knowledge, ol good and evil. Who could possibly imagine that these were literal trees, bearing material Irnit, when their very names scout the idea ? A garden eastward In Eden. What point ol the material compass was that? and the serpent a material serpent ol course?therein talking and seducing a woman from ooedienee to the Divine commands; a woman created out ui' tho rib of a material man. And are wro to boliove. in the race of all we see around us In both tho nmimal and vogetublo kingdoms. that ono generation comes uud unothor goes, that il was over intended that man should live rorever in his material bodv on the muterlnl earth, and that the death de creed on Ins disobedience was what wo enll natural death, especially when he did not die matennlly on the day ol his partaking the forbidden irult? Does tho Lord promise and not fulfil? There Is a mental earth as well as s material one, and the Borpent or the sensual und selllsh lu man se duces him ta U .y, as it did the first men on earth, from obedience to the Divine commands. And the declaration that on the dav thou caiest thereof thou ehnlt surely die is spiritually lulfilled now ns then. To tho extent and just so fhst'ns a man gives way to n life of selfish ness ami sensual in diligence, and makes self-gratifica tion Die chief object ol Ins Hie, heavenly )Ho, winch consists ol loving Hie Lord and his neighbor, dies within him The Lord Is the tree or lire, und tho truth, luvo and charily which ever llow down to man are its leaves and fruit. II n man commences to live according to the precepts of the divine word lie Is healed by tho leaves of the treo of IBo when ho comes In heart and life to acknowledge in humility that ull goodness and truth ore Irom tho Lord who alone lives, wo being hut recipients of hie. Tho pride ol His own Intelligence snd the feeling Hiut Ho is good ami wise anil doeB good nnd originates truth of Himself, is the treo of knowledge of good'and evil of which man was not to cat. The Lord's works and Ills iVord are nlvvnys in harmony, and In tho very nature of things?both being from the eainu author?can never conllict. A LAYMAN. MINISTERIAL MOVEMENTS. rilKSnYTKIUAJt. The old Tresbyterian church at Cranberry, If. J., has had but six pastots In 140 years. Of the 4,744 orilalnod ministers of tho Presbyterian Church .",1120 arc regularly employed In tho work to which they were consecrated. Nearly one-third of the whole (1,418) arc otlierwDo employed or unemployed. The llov. 1). J. Burrell has resigned his pastorato of Westminster church, Chicago, lie received $2,000 salary a year, but that was not enough. The Third church was willing to odd a portion of Its homo mis sion funds to Mr. Burrcll's salary, but tho Presbytery would not allow It. Henco the resignation, Rev. E. N. Barrett, of Austin, will succeed him. New York Avenue Presbyterian church, Washing ton, talks of soiling to tho Unitarians, and building a new und lurger edifice. ' A l'reshytcrlnn church has lasen organized in Orange county Virginia, called the '-Waddell church,' alter the relobrated blind preacher, Dr. James Waddcll. Who hud an estato In that c.ouuiy nnd preached without remuneration to a small congregation in a log church. Tho Presbytery ol Brooklyn, N. Y., unanimously answer both* overtures ol the Gonernl Assembly on reduced representation in tho negative. The Westminster Presbyterian church, Clcvolnnd, Ohio has been sold for $30,000. Alter paying the debts about $20,000 will remain to bo employed in tho extension of Presbyterlanlsm In another part of tbo citv. Kev John 11. Kichmond, or Columbus, Ohio, has ac cepted a enll to tho First l'resbyterlau church, at Ypsl ' "uev^WilBam O. Hubbard, of Barre Centre, has ac cepted a call to Mention, Monroo county, N. Y. Tho Kev. K. 0. Lawrence has rosignud ibo pastorato of Grace Presbyterian elinrch, BrooKlyn Her. Daniel W. Cameron, having res gned tho pns torate of tho Mnrlevllio church, llorlah, N. Y., for tho purpose of locating In Canada, Joined tho Presbyterian Church of Canada at the lite meeting or tho General Assembly hold in Toronto. Dr. Alexander Hoed, lately of Brooklyn, being In Colorado -oplclng restored health, has taken charge of tbn Central Piosbytcnan church nt Denver. The first Presbyterian church of Cadi/., Ohio, has given n unanimous call to ltcv. Kobcrt Dickson, D. 1)., of New Albany, Ind. Dr. Dicksoh will begin his labors among tins pcoplo next Sabbath. SOMAN CATIIOIIC. Tho Rov. K. Vanghan, an English priest, has under taken to circulate oO.OOO copies of tfclo's Spanish New Testament wlih notes, translated Irom tho Douay (English) version in the Spanish spoakiny countries ol South America. lie bosiau his work in tho Argentino Republic, and at latest accounts was In BratII. The Spanish Bishop of Minorca has added a new leamrc to UltramontaD# proscription. He has Issued n new circular enjoining on masters of primary schools not to admit soi.s or Protcsiahts and other dissenters. As Protestant schools are proscribed. Ihe meaning of this Is that the children are to be deprived of all edu '"o" Catholic priests ministering to British troops In India there are at present forty-two in the Bengal I'res'dencv eighteen in Marirasand sixteen in Bombay. Thcnow Church of the Holy Name, St. Louts, will be dedicated tn-dsy. Tho Cathnlir Mirror reports the health of Archbishop Bnvloy verv much improved within tho past week. The Rev J. Alph. Frederick, lato as'tatant pastor of a? Martin's church, Baltimore, has been appointed paste? or 81. M.ry's church, Deer Creek, Harford C?The'Vcornc'r stone of St. Cecilia's church, i'hlladol phls. was lnld tact Sunday. A nand of ltedemptonst Fathers are engaged In a mission at St. Augustine's (German) church, Newark, N. J.JWfcv. C. A. Vogel, pa-tor. The Catholics ol Stanslead, P. Q., are building a $21,000 church. , , Father Konne, of Washington, is named as likely to ho the futuro Bishop or Richmond. Va. MHTIIOP1KT Commenting on church management and church pol ity tho ChritHun Admmtr, of tins city, very truly re marks:?"H innkes a very great difference in tho results lor eternity whether a church Is so managed ns to reach 800,000 souls in 300 years, or so managed us to reach 2,000,000 souls In 100 years." The statistics of the Evangelical Association (Al bright Methodists) lor 1870 show 817 tilnernni minis ter." 120 local preachers, 104,302 members, 1,310 churches, valued at $3,013,408. anu missionary contri butions to tfie amount ol $00,300. The increase in mln laters Is seventy eight; In member', j 14; In ehurchos, 100 nnd in value ot churches, $184,177. lilshop Peck dedicated a new church at Kuckvillo, N. Y., last Tuesday. Rev Dr. MrCnrty, of the Michigan Conl?rence, has been transferred to Atnss church. New Drlcana. The Rov. Ross C. Houghton, of Bufiulo, N. Y.. has been transferred to rtt Louis, and llev. Genrgo F. Btrow brldgs, slso of lluflnlo. has been sent to Kingston. ^ Vour years ago the General Conference made changes In tho boundaries of three contercnces In Central and Western New York, which changes did not please pas tor." or people. l.aal May tho General Conference left the matter altoguthor to the latter to settle. They have done so by consolidating throe Into two eonlor cnecs. restoring old names nnd fixing boundaries to suit. CONOnKIIATIONAI. Tlie Rev. A. 8 Matheaoti, tho successor of Dr. Taylor in too Derhv road church, of Liverpool, is now in this cilv. He preached Willi marked uDilily, (o the edifica tion ol a large congregation, lust .SuDbath morning In Dr. Tnvlor's Broadway Tabernacle. Tho 'Rev. F. N. '/.abrlnskls, D. D., was installed pas tor of the First Congregational church, Wollnslon, Mass., on Ihe 19th Inst. Dr. Wnhrow, of Boston, and seven'other ministers participated. ... Rev Dr. J. (?. Means, Sccreinry of tbeCongregallonai Publishing Bociolv, Boston, resigns the olhco bo has held so long HI* successor is noi named. Tho Congrr?gfitior>Ml!Htn of W i^constn hnv? ls.i chore hot and the I'rvuby tenant H. I hoy work to iffilier very harmoniously in nil loc.il ?Moris and uiocl together In Annual convention*. They met roomily in <)?hkoflh fttlfl reported n united nieinh'Tthip of 12.666, of which 1,662 were Added during the year. They have not added Ao runny in a sin^lo yoar for eightcon yearn ^ Tli? Centre Church, of Haverhill, Mam., call* to the imatoral o'lico Rev. llcnry K. Harittt, ot Worcester. Kt*irtc;e?pAi.iA!?. Tho HtAhop of Uhtehester, Kngland, ha* i*ttt*a ? paiitoral to bis clergy tuguotjliug that collections should be made for tlie relief of the suffering Christians In Bul garia. The Be*. Augustus Jackson hue returned from Ku rope and resumed Iho charge of sit. I'uul'i, Wa.bing ton, U. C. Bishop Oxendun, the Metropolitan of Canada, baa prohibited the JUv. O. J. rresoott, rector of Hi. Cle ment's church, Philadelphia, Iroai olllnatinc In tho j Diocese o' Montreal. Mr, Presold is a member of the Hociety of St. John, Cowley, England, and has boon I celebrating a retreat at tho Church of St. John tho j Evangelist, tho St. Alhnn'sof Montreal. Rer. Edward H Johnson, Archdeacon of Chestor and rector ol Northonden, has boon raised to the Episco pate of Calcutta, India. He is a high churchman, a ' bachelor and fifty years o! age. i Rr tho addition iif $10,000 to tbo Cornlah bishopric funii the new see of Truro secure* the $200,000 or Its proportion promised by Lady Hollo to the Home Bishopric Fund. Dr. Farrar, Master of Marlborough College and chap lain In ordinary to Queen Victoria, hat written a life of Christ, in which he aocounts lor the opening of grnves and the resurrection of the dead about the time of Christ's crucifixion by charging it to tho hoatcd Imagination ol the Jews, to whom jl seemod as It the spirits of the dead filled the air, who appeared after Christ had riaeti to linger in tno Holy City. In no other way, he thinks, can the allusion of Matthew to tnis event ho explained. During the summer services In Dr. Tyng's Gospel Tonl aboui ADO persons professed conversion there. Bishop Uedoll. ol Ohio, wants tho bishops of half a dozen dioceses around his to unite in founding a great Episcopal university at Gambler, Ohio. Tho Protestant Episcopal ohnreh received last year for its foreign mission work $97,627 and expended that umount and $8,883 more. Thoro Is a deficiency in its treasury of $41,5S9. The Domosttc Mission Com mittee, which has been operating separately since 1835, was organized In 1821. Since 1835 It has admin istered In Its Qelil $2,500,000. The receipts.to this Board last year were $22,698, being $19,637 less than tho year preceding. Rov. Dr Kramer, formerly pastor of tho Methodist Episcopal church in Mm a wan, N.J. ,ls now assistant rector ol St. Mark's cnnrch, on Tenth atroot and Sec ond avenue. BAPTIST. A Virginia Baptist predicts that, If tbo denomination increases as rapidly during the next 100 years as it has In the past century, it will number 20,000,000 ut tho next centennial. A New York brother, with a tnoro prophetic eye and superior mathematical powers, shows that, ir. I he same ratio of Increase, thoro would be 114,209,070 Baptists in tho United States In 1970, nnd that, hi the ratio of incrcnsooPpopulatlou, there will bo hore at that time 450,000,000 of people, fifly-two per cont of whom will he Baptists. However, our contem porary will be sntlsflnd If there nro 225,000,000 of peo ple and 60,000,000 ol them Bnptlstsln 1076. The Baptists ofTopekn, Kansas, hnvo Just completed an Gxcollcut church building, with only $1,$00 debt on It. They say it is unsurpassed by anything In tho neighborhood. The Hev. E. P. 'Hammond, evangelist, Is about to visit Europe, out Mr. VV W. Bontley, ot this city, will till Ills place as far as possible. Ellly-tlvo thousand dollars have been paid In ihls centennial upon the debt of Psddie Institute, at Ulgbs town. Tho American Baptist Missionary Union reports 350 i mission churches planted in Europe, with a member ship ol more than ,11,000. Tho Herkimer street Baptist church, Brooklyn, have enlarged tneir building by tho addition ol twenty feet in Its width and fifteen to its depth, at a cost of $3,300. It will be iledicnlod next Sunday. The Baptists of Dubuque, Iowa, are building "the largest end I) nest church edifice In the Slate" of thoir denomination, and, strangely enough, without going in debt lor 11. They hope to dcdicato it December 3. Baptists In tills vicinity aro to ho lavored with a course of twelve lectures on Baptist Church history from tho Kov. Dr. William K. Williams, of this city, whoso researches In this department, added to his general scholarship, will Insuro him an eager nudleneo. The Rov. Dr. Oeorgo W. Gardner, ol Boston, late Secretary ol tho American Baptist Missionary Union, has rccoived n unanimous call to the First Baptist church In Cleveland, Ohio, lato Dr. Behretids', at a salary of $4,000 SYNAGOGUE WORSHIP. Wn\T IS THE REASONABLE AND RBA80NIXO FAITH WHICH JUDAISM DEMANDS OF ITS FOLLOWERS ? DISCOURSE BY REV. MR. JACOBS. ' Doepito the woathor a largo congregation gathered In tho synngoguo in West Thirty-fourth street yestorday, to whom tbo Rev. nenry 8. Jacobs preached on the reosonabloness of rollglon nnd the faith of Judaism. In the day's .sutra there appears phases ol Abraham's character which demanded attention. Called in the pnmo of I if o nnd manhood from the homo of his child hood, from the circles ol his youthful joys; called to abandon the scenes of his early habits, and yet ho was rondy to obey tho voice of God. And thus he left Chal dca nnd entered Mesopotamia, lie went thoro to assail Idolatry in its stronghold. He wout to be a shining light of the faith In tho true God. Abraham lacked the support that springs from domestic training. Hm father Ternh, according to tradition, waa a maker of Idols. Aud yot, with nothing rnuro than the conscious ness that ha was doing the will ol his Maker, the pa triarch went forth regardless of iho perils with which ho was surronnded. 'i'liero was no aoubt In nis in;nd. There can he no doubt in the minds of such nioa when the voice of conscience, which Is the voice of God speaks to them. Aguin, ho doubted not when ho was promised a sou by Sarah, his wife. He b'-liovcd God and staggered not In his faith, and It was counted unio hiin lor righteousness. And on this verse Mr. Jacobs based the query wnich ho adopted for consideration: "What la the reasonable aud KKASOMNU KAITII WII1CH jrilAISM IIRMAMIS of Its followers I"' It cannot be too oltsn reiterated thai Judaism is not a blind belief in tho i/ixe dixit say ings ot any tnan. It allows the lullest latitude to human opinion when that opinion does not mllitule against tho plain Word of God. Judaism is consonant with reason In lis fullest exercise, niol it knows no law to coerce any nun's opinion or belief, li recognizes the Divine pur pose to give validity to the deeds of men. For what Is motiro without action? They areIboth necessary thai wo may tornfy those things that read Iroin senad hie aud Intelligent laith to sonsible and Intelligent action. Judaism does not a*k nny man to bcilcvo that which cannot aland Iho crucial test of logic. It is cnarged with being a mere sentiment; but it is more, albeit sentiment Is as much s pan of man's moral nature as ro'ason Is of his physical. Bui some persons object to all kinds of creeds, on ihc ground that, they demand acqaiescenco In things that cannot ho under atood. Such opinions are fallacious. They are opposed to truth nnd justice. They betray the same logical error. Judaism is a posmvo Yrcou. It Is a roiigion nnd not a cold philosophy.' It cannot and docs not exclude sent moot. It has doctrines which aro fully consonant with reason nud which can be defined. Kant, nno of the greatest philoso phers of his day, declared that belief In God is something that cannot be proved by reason. But this Is an error. Halional grounds can bo given for such a boltct, and tho luiidamcninl proposition of Judaism Is, that there is a God. All nature cries out that thoro is a God. Clad In lis springtime garments ol green or in its rosonto hues ol summer llowerx, laden with the rtoti fruits at autumn, ornamented with iho frosts and snows of winter, It tenches unmistakably that there is A HOD (IOVKIIMMI A SI) SUI'KRIXTKXbrXO all things. It leaches us what Abraham's li to leachoi? faith in God. Yon see law and order pervading ail creation, and in the most minute organisms We mat s') further, anil see the Almighty hand spreading out the heavens like a rurtain and leaching ns, at in inspi ration, that the law o! the Lord ia righteousness. Of all systems ol faith Is not this an Intelligent faith? Docs It not realize to the fullest extent what men rec ognize as rlghteou-<nct?? This is a practical belief. And this shall he your righteousness when ve remember to keep all th? words or this law. This Is iho lei-soa of Abrsham's life which Israel has tried to teach ami maintain. And this lesson ha* been our righteousness amid Iho troublous oxistonco of coniurira past. And this promise has beeu fulfilled; and here wo are to-day as witnesses of tho truth before all the world, as tho children ol Abraham and tho followers of his laith. And should we to day waver in our laith or bo tempted to go aside and be deceived by the tjyrm fituus of rationalism?' ll wo have so often been delivereu by Got! when calamines have been upon u* and eat mahy things have been spared for our Joy and happiness, ars wo then to bo guilty of the falsehood ol brlievKig that God can be falltilul to us in one thing una noiln another? Wo bite been preserved and sustained for some great purpose, which is to be accomplished in God's good lime and In IDs own good way. Lei iho seepiic sneer, but let us grow In righteousness, tbsi we may tench it to the world. And let us so live that It can norer be Intd to our charge that wo have forgotten our Father's mission, or that by un righteousness we havo forgotten tho namo of Abra ham, whoso children wo am and most continue io be. i.et ns continue In tho path of that undevtatlng patriarch In personal and private and public life, and God will account II to us lor righteousness, and tho work of rlghteon?ness shall be peace, and tbo end thereof quietness and assurance lomver. Mr. Jacobs addrossed a lew words of advlca to a youth who. had just sttnlned his ecclesiastical ma jority and assumed the vows of the Synagogue. THE REVIVAL SEASON BEGUN. Tho indications already given point to a revival of more wonderful power this winter than that winch swept over tho land last winter. Already at McCon neflsvllle, N. Y., 40 have sought the Lord; at Giihcr ton, Pa., 34 hnve been received on probation during tho past two wcoks, and tbo Methodist church altar continues to bo crowded with penitents every night At Cross Honda Methodist Episcopal church, near Bal timore, S3 have prolonged conversion; at Annapolis Neck, Md., 21 have been converted and others sre seeking, at Franklin, W. Va., 12; at several charges In the Virginia Conlfronco ot tho Meihodisl Episcopal Chnrch South, 550 convoraons aro reported. In diuretics of iho North Carolina tionterrnce Mmhodist Episcopal Church South 732 conver sions; In iloiAion Conference churches 223; in Tennesson Coniemoce Church- South 1,840; in North Georgia Conference, 100; In Looisvtiie Conference, 117; in Columbia, 30 convcraions. About a dozen hare boon converted In fit Paul s Meth odist Episcopal chnrch (South), Baltimore, and tho work incronaca In interest In Los Angeles six bnvo beon addod to tho Methodist Episcopal church recently. In the Mississippi Conleronco churches (South) 375 conversions nnd accessions to the Methodists nre re ported; in Alabama Conference churches (Month) 149, and In l^iuialaiia Conference 24.' This makes an aggre gate of 4,377 converts adlled to the churches since iho fall campaign of this yenr opened. Not a bad begin ning lor 1876-77. A MUNICIPAL WAR. A LIYELY BRUSH B1TWEIM THS TBU8TEE8 OF NKMT BBIOHTON TILLAGE AND THE TAXPAY ERS?AX INJUNCTION SEETED ON THE BOARD. For noma months past U baa bean surmised thai tba management ol tbe Uuancial affairs ul Sow Brighton Tilloge by the incumbent Board ot Trustees was any thing but Just what It should be; that much money bad been squandered on useless jobs, and tbat, not withstanding the lact tbat several Important munici pal Improvements wore sadly?4hoded. the Roa^l had no money at their command, and tbat besides an utterly depletod exchequer tbe Board bad drawn to some exlont on tbe future income of the village Tbe village, at tbe expiration or tbo ourreni fiscal year, Instead ot having any surplus fund on band, as bad been represented, would have an In debtedness on it of moro than $11,000. Yet In tbo 'ace of this state ot things the Board?consisting ol Messrs. Whlttoinoro, Arnold, Moore, Bodloe, McDon ald and Vrooiao?determined (with the excopuon or President Whittemore, who waa on the side ol the tax. payers) to anticipate tbe Incoming tax by issu ing certificate* of indebtedness upon which to borrow moro money lor tbe running ex penses of tbe village. Ai soon as tne deter mination of tbe Board bcoaint known a formal protest was sent to tbom signed by fifteen or twenty of the most wealthy and lufiuenttal citizens of the village. Among the names signed to this protost jng document were J. W. Siratmton, 0. C. Nervell, Alfred Preuttce and others This protest urged the Boaid not to issue the eaul certiDcates, since It would only increase the burdens of the .taxpayers, and the Board was warned that necessary legal steps would be taken bv the protesianis to protect the taspayers from the "results ol such action oo the purl of tbo Board. This communication, received ?nd read at a regular meeting ol the Board, was treated with utmost siioiit contempt. Mr. Arnold did pay euough attention to it 10 move tbat It be received and placed on tllo, which was done. Farther than that It was not the do sign of these resolute village taibors to bother with either tho communication or tbe communicants. tninos imouniiT to * soous. The Board on ibis certificate question was divided into two factions, the President, It. U- Whittemore, on j the side of the taxpayers and against the issunuco of 1 the bonds, and all the other five trustees against Whittemore, against the taxpayers and decidedly In lavor of a little fiuunotul inflation. At mo first meet ing ol the Board held nfter tho rocepuon ol tho lux pavers' protest, and in direct contempt or thai docu monl. It was decided (the I'rosident alone voting In ihe negaliro) to Issue tho certificates, and on llicso proceed to borrow $0,000, at the rate of soven per cent, to lie used in defraying the expenses of the village On Friday night last tho Board bold another meeting. A number, ol wealthy and Inlliiouttal citizens walked nuietlv inio mo ball" and look seats, and It began to look as II thero was going to bo "music in the air before long. A large lot of small bills had been audited and passed on when they oarno to one which was a proposition for cerium road repairs, when eud iiculy an Injunction was served on the Board, issued by Jiidgo Gilbert, ol the Supremo Court, at the suit oi J W simontou, acting lor the taxpayers, cnloining tho Board from issuing any evidences ol indebtedness, or I root contracting any obligation in oxcess ol rcvonuo ncmully on hand or already duo and collectable. Tho citizens are thoroughly aroused anil determined to fore stall tho rush acts of this village ring, and certainly the proceedings ot Friday night would Indicate a most timely and commendable vigilance oil their part. It was as good as any ahow now on tho boards ol our I theatres. NEW YORK CITY BONDS. The following Is a list of proposals received by Comptroller Green yesiorday lor $1,497,500 five per cent bonds of tbe city ol New York.? A'nme. JmcunL It at* Nicholas *o,W'0 100.25 Jashul 41. ('00 lOO.-o F II Tappet. U0.0OO 100.21 George K. Slstaro, Jr 36i,50t) 1U0.10 George K. Sisiaro, Jr 400,000 100 00 George K_ Sistare, Jr 3WI.OOO 100.08 Georgo K. Slstare, Jr 2iio,0OO MM.07 George K.. Sisturo, Jr 230,000 loo.00 S A Lawrence 2,000 100.05 M. R. Walsh l-soo loo. 05 M. Reuben Merchant 1,267,500 100.00 m! Reuben Merchant 230,000 100.00 Louisa II. Vau Huron 10,000 100.00 E. G. Forbes 2,500 100.00 Total amount of bids $3,127,600 The award ol the sleek has been niuUo to the above pnrtios at ratos Iroin 100.00 to 100.25. ST. JOHN'S GUILD. To Tint Editor of tuk Herald:? Being regular subscribers ol your papor, we would ask as a raver tho insertion of tho lollowlug, which you will see Is a inutlier of Interest to the public, but particularly to tho vast number of members ol St John's Guild:? As members of St. John's Guild wo have re cently received a proposal lor a chuugo ot tho canous ol that organization. Tho canon to which we would particularly call attention, is canon 5, article 1; phe present master and originator ol the Guild shall bolu the ollice ol master permanently, unless he be removed by a two-Gurus vote ol all the monibers or the Guild." Tho Guild has at present about 2,509 members ou its roll book; a iwo-lhird voto ol winch would bo about 1,075. But criioii 11 states:? "That only iweniy-five members shall lorm a quorum," which directly relets to iho preceding canon"The Guild shall have power to amend any and all articles of these canons, OXccpt canon 5, or to make such new canons, orders and bylaws as may bo uoics.?ary, provided ihat notice ol the same shall havo been given at the previous rognlnr meeting, and that two-thirds of the members present concur"?lima placing the entire transaction of inoetiugs in the hinds of twenly-flvo members (generally the s.inio persons), who always make it n point lobe presonl at such meetings. But the main object or these twenty five members is plainly seen in the prelude to iho now canons, which reads:?"Amendments to these canons inov lie' considered advisablo afier discussion, and In c ise of your absence It will l>o considered ihat you ac quicsce in tho determination then had." Moping ihut you wlil find spaco lor this in your valuable paper, we aOMKn,MEMBFRS HAVING THE WELFARE OF THE GUILD AT HEART. REAL ESTATE. At tbe Real Estate Exchange yesterday Richard V. Harnett sold, by order of the Supremo Court, lu fore closure, J. A. Good let l, refcreo, a house, with lot 22.0x98.9, on East Thirty-Orst street, south side, 190 feet cast of Second avenue, to J. J flurchell for $0,950. Richard V. Ilarnett al?o sold, by order ol the Supreme Court, In lorcclosure, John A. Stantenboy, rclcree, a house,with lot 16.8x102.2, on West Seventy -nlRlh street, south aide, 316.8 feel east of Tontb avenue, to IL T. Edwards for $3,900. TH*k*rvit*. Downing St.. s. U*>lt ?? ot llleecker, 20*6.-); O. W. Chapman and wife to J It Mitchell,.. ...... $3, >00 nth av.. w. ? . 21 9 IV n. of 2r.tli.at.. 1-M)x7(>; II. Mnl Holland nnd wild to K. Ile<pia l".or*i Church at. (ho. IBM. 21.21**75-, II. II. Janet to II. II. Powers Nam. Dlvlalon ?V. n. w. corner of Attorney, 9Ux78.8x'.l5; MO'Keefe and tin-band to K. I) Frcco 800 Dlvtninn at., n. w corner of Attorney, 96x7.-t.8x9.>; T O'Kesfe lo Mary O'Kerto 53.000 4Wt iV. n a.. 85 It. e. ol 'Id a*.. 20x98.0, .lames Morrison and wire to A. rlndley 15,0 U IJothsl , n a.. 208.9 It. w. of av. A, 18.9x11X1.10: I*.. Itcqna to II Mulliolland 12,000 Greenwich av. w. ?. iNo. 54). also Washington at. I (No 55.. 28.2x104.lo. also Greenwich at. (No. 52), 28 3*bfl 2 ; T. -holwsll (assignee* to I). A. Vail ... 2,900 5th av.. n. e corner ISHh St.. U*l.i?xl75; I). K. Van Valkenbnrgh to B. F. Dunning 8O.000 Oliver St.. e ? , 73 IV n. of enulh at., 20x50; II. L Cole (referee' lo K. J. Murray 3,000 Ollvnr ?t., e. a.. 55 It. n. ol South St., 20x50, Same to same ? 8,000 Greenwich si. (Not 52 and At", ami It ashlngton -t. (No. 551; J. II. Coleman (referee) lo K. I'. Shot ioJ. 85.000 Slat ?t., v t., 100 ft. e of 2d v., 22.0x98.9; J. A. Gondlett (releree) to.I. J. Btirrliell 0,000 Greenwich st.. Not. 32 and 84; also Washington at.. No. 55; A. II. Wallls ,referee) lo T. Bhntwell... . 17,250 Qrcane St., a. 232 ft n. at Spring ??.. 26x100; W. C. Conner, Sheriff, to N. W. iluller 5,000 LR**KS 9th St.. a. e. cerncr ol Brnndwny, Sailors' Snug Har bor lo executors of A. T. Stewart, 21 year* 750 9th St., s. a, west ol 4th av., same io same , 21 years <50 MORToxava. Onrry, D , to ft. Y. Raat Conference of M. R. Clinrch, a *. af Washington av., n. of h th it. <24th ward) ; I year 1,500 Kgenberger, Joseph A. and wile, le P. Mortx, w. a of Division at., e. of Forsyth, 2 rears .. 3,000 Ferh. A. and wile, to L. \Vallera, No. 21X1)4 Will lain *V; 5 years ? ??? t <<"0 Foerstnr, Joseph and wife, to E. Selleek, n. t. of Broome St., w. of Pitt; Instalment* 8,000 6?me to U. Schnaler, a. s. of Broome IV, w. of Pitt; .5 year*. 13,000 Hecker. I. T.. to Emigrant Indnstrlal Saving* Bank, n. w. corner of Utli av. and 59th St.; 1 year .... 52,000 llalletl, William and wile, to Charle* W. Hallrtt, t s if S7th st., e. of av. A; 1 year . 50) Darting. Augustus, to II. Y. Nichols, e. a. of Grant av., v of Central ar. (24th wardi ; 3 rears 500 Jerri*. David s . to New York Savings Hank, s. a. ol 41st St., w. u! 6th av.; 1 year 10,000 Kavanagb. M? lo Km) rrnnl Industrial Savings Bank. s. a. of 40?h st., c. of 2d av. ; I ye-if 8.60O Langlev, Kugelte, lo (1. J. Hamilton, a. w. corner of 1st ai-. and 7iiih si ; I year N.JOJJ Same to same, t. *. of 77th st.. w. ot 1st av. ; I year. 2,.s*' Loir, A. J and wile, lo Herman Savings Bank. n. s. of 1 till St., w. of 2d av. ; I year i-vi".."' 2-500 Moore, A. W? lo K. W. D- Grove, e. s. of M.vlls n av.. s of 122d St.; ? years ' Powell. Calvin C. and wlte, to United Stales Trust Company, s. s. ol 11th st., w. of 1th a*. : 2 years., e.ixxi Rowan. John and wile, to II. X.. Ward, e. s. of llth av., s. of 41th st ; 3 years Hholwoll, Then. S. and wife, to Mutual Benefit Lire Insurance Company iof Newark, N. J.), w. s. or Greenwich end e. s. of Washington st.; 1 veer.. .. iwi.w Smith, J P. and wile, to 8 t. smith, t. s. of 1-d ?t.. w. of 3d av.; o rears Shaw, P. and wife, ro P.. Itayncr, n. a. of 49ih st., w. of th av ; Instalment* "'aw' Van Yolkenhiirgh, D. K. and wife, ?" ?- ' ? Dunning. r. w. corner .If 5 th av. and lleth st. : Instaltneiils.. I3,nri0 Van Volkenbnrgh. A. and husband. to same, w. s. ef 5th av.. n, of 47th ?k; THE MAGGIE BAUER MUHDEB. Prank McConochle. tho murderer of llttla Mapgta Bauer, is the eon or John MrConoobte, who keeps a email ihoe store Id Gales oven an, near N'oslrand, Brooklyn. The lallier le Scutch, the mother English, ami Prank was born la this country. He has two brothers and flee sisters, one of the brothers being s physiclsu and one of the sisters being married to i practical choinlst. Prank edmita that his father once sent hlra to the Feu Herniary for vagrancy, where he set red a term ol six months. When fifteen years old he was sent to the House ol Refugo, and, according to hm own statements, be has over since lived the life of a vagrant. One of his sisters Is the only rolaltve who woulu bold any communication with him, and he occa sionally visited her honse. Por the purpose ol fixing the crime and Its method tnoro definitely, Detective Fay no on Friday afternoon again conveyed HeConochio in the scene of the murder, whero he was met by Die. trint Attorney Downing and one or two other gentle men. (in tne way onl tlcConocbte exhibited mueh nervousness, and every few minulea begged that no violence should he commuted against him--luting apparently afraid thai he would lie either shot or hnng in the woods. He treely admitted having killed Maggie, and said he was willing to ba punished for It, hot thought be would not be bung, na no cue saw bim do IL lie said be did not hiinu going up the near -that la, to Ming Slag?and would "1011 Hod's truth" if tbey would not hang bins In tha woods or at the Court House. He seemed to have a particular horror ol hanging. When near the Bauer place he became still mnro anxious, but pointed out the different places whore lie had slopped previous to the murder. Mr. Bauer did not appear to be mueh agitated at the eight of the murderer of his child, but the mother could hardly repress her feelings. On going inio the woods, all persons excepting the District At torney's parly wuro kept back, as a precaution against any chance of violence, and when McConochio found that he was not likely to be Injured be became more culm. He then pointed out the spot where ha seised Maggie; showed how ho sprang out ol the cornfield upon licr. bow'abe grappled her by the throat and walkou ber through the curntleld'io the cedar bushes, and how be atraugied her. He also snowed the tree and tha limb that ho hint broken down to mark ihu spot, ?u that he could return alter uartc and nioro efTeclually secrete the body Ho also a t milted that he tool; Irom Maggie the ten cent piece with a hole in it, which Kato iiolfui.iu icsHUcd to hav ing given to her when she parted Irnm ber at I! ma ntel s barn, fie docllned to ssy oponlv* wlmtber be allemplod to violato Maggie's person, but when que-" Honed privately Ue Ireely admitted it. Pile w- unit allien ihp doctor* were in rfoutu itiout wore (untie wllb Ills hands, aod tie strangled her lo prevent her telling about H, remaining with her until ho was siir* She was dead. He was so circumstantial in his narra tion that, at the request of Detective Payne, he folded a leaf and showed how he crammed it into the mouth under the lougun. The District Attorney now being sntislled with the repetition. McConochle was returned to his ceil at the Jamaica Town Uall, and will have his formal examination to-morrow. A DOUBLE TEAGEDY. ATI INDIANA MAN SHOOTS HIS MOTHNB-IN-LAW? T1UUS TO KItiL niS WIPB?HN4LL* BLOWS 0T7T niS OWN BRAINS. (Prom the Cincinnati Gazette, Oct. 2d.] Kthutvii.Lt, Ind., Oct. 25, tSTS. One of the most horriblo tragedies that ever occurred tn Rush county was commuted yesterday evening, just after sundown, about eight miles southeast of thti place, and resiiltod in the death of Mrs. John Rhodes and Chadwlck B. Brittain. Brittain came to tbta county about two years ago from Paris, Ry., and worked as a farm hand in the neighborhood for over a year. Becoming acquainted with the daughter and only child ol Ur. and Mrs. Rhodes tney were married about ten months ago. They lived happily togetbor only about two months, when Brittain began to make himself disagreeable, lie demanded that the old folks givo bim full possession of ths farm, which they, ol courso, refused to do, yet they all continued to live under the samo roof. About two months since he began to drink considerably, and was more aboatva utid threatening In his mar owe than ever before, and such was his conduct ihiit ecmno a terror to bte young wife and need motnwMiw'iaw Last Friday he was so boisterous that t:? Rhodes ordered him to leave tlie premises and never return. Ue left at once ana the father, mother end deughtei thought that pence would reign again in their ones happy home, but in this they were disappointed. About sundown yesterday Mrs. Rhodes saw Hrtttale approaching tho house, and tearing that be would kit) or mjuro his wife, who was encinnte and will soon b? eonllned, sho locked her up In her room. Brittain en tered tho homo and.said that he must see l<is wife, and attempted to force open tho door. Mr. Ithodsi tried to get turn away, but lulled and started out aftei sumo wood. He hud boon out but a moment wnen lis lieum tha report of a pistol and u scream from kll wife, aa slit l>il upon the lloor. He ran buck aod met Brittmn til the door, who snapped the pistol at ths old man, but, fortunately, it missed lira Brittain Im mediately IIred two shots, it Is supposed, at Mr. Rhodes, and tbon he shot bimsolf in the abdomen. This shot not doing its work he placed the revolver dl . rootly over Ills heart and fired, killing himself in. stantly. A half-pint bottle, partly full ol whiskey and iho following letter, which shows that he Intended I to kill Ills wife, wors found upon his persou: Kushvillb, Oct 2S, '76. Tm? trouble Is not nir fault nor my wits'* The old ladj It tti'i trouble, slid I will re*riu.r>- niysell In tills war. It tt bar.l but lair. and my Itle Is a misery to m? sod always wit* ho Burr inn <lec?nt and with my wile. CHAD. M B. He was about thiriy-lour years old and had been ta the rebel army. Mr. Hhodea is a tnrmor In good cir cumstances, a quiet, peaceable inaa and s good neigh bor. lie Is fitly years of ago. His wife was forty eight. Tue daughter, whoso reason Is almost de throned by this awlul tragedy, whioh leaves her moth erless and a widow, is about tweuty. Hrlttuin bad about $S0 in money Ho bought tho revolver?a small one, carrying a No 22 cartridge?of J. B. Kennedy, a hardware merchant iii Itushvillo, only a few hours be fore he committed his bloody work. OVERDRESSING IN PUBLIC*SCHOOLS. Torn* Knrroii or tiik Hkrai.d:? Wo perhaps could do nothing better In thin eenten nial year than attempt to return to tho simplicity ol dress or our ancestors or tho Revolution ami roslort equality, giving to tho poor man and his children ibe samo advantages as the rich possess. To do this wi must msko somo improvement lo the public school* At present they are only available to thoae who an well enough oil to givo tbolr children good dresses. Indeed, the girls go there In silk and Jewelry, and, sit tltig next to a less richly attired rlllld, will taunt her or turn with Its poor autre, and the child goes home with tears and will not return to school until the hardly earned money of Its parents is expended te more costly clothing for It. The very poor, therefore, cannot go at nil; a cause mora powerful than law. ? barrier more difficult to pass than a battery ol cannon, keepetho little United .States citizen in tnttera with, out?viz., tho scorn and ridlculo or Ita richer school fellow. * In most of the older settled countries thero t? a uni form required in the schools, and this would obvtat* much of tho difficulty. The Oxford and Cambridge students, tho Swiss, French and Gorman semtaarieg for young ladies, requlrothlu, and foroarglrlaaanlforp showing there to bo school'girls would be a great pro tection In our streets. It need not be a conspicuous ono, but made ol aomo good plain domcstto goods, warmer m wlntor, cooler in summer. Por each as cannot sfiord to furnish their children with the cloth, lug necessary there could he a ward committee of good women who would seu that they wore furnlshod to them. Besides the want ol fine clothes thero is nn oiher reason which keeps the children ol the poor Irom school; this is that tho older child is obliged, whilo Hie parent is at work, to takt care of the smaller ones, and is therefore kept at home. To the public kcliool thero could be another department added?a Kindergarten?whore tho little onea could be placed until the time canto for' their brothers or enter* to take tlioin home. This would enable us to dispense with those so-oatled industrial schools, lormorly called ragged sehoola, which are a vory poor anbstitute foronr public schools, carried on in poor, badly ventilated and badly warmed rooms, whero very ind'iifereni instruction Ir provided anu a ilttlo sewing inught once or twice a week for a few hour* by some Indies?and as lliey are sepportcd by charity they are carried on as cheaply as possible, li the?o ladies would make thctnsclvoa members of a ward comtntlice tholr work could be carried on in con beclion with the public sehoola, ana e kind of school providence created, which could foster talent and bring forward such as poverty would otherwise hopelessly overwhelm, (or It Is not tha children of the well-to-do claseos in which ilia greatest talent is found, and In ? republic we need all our good materials, ttorldes, talont sad ignorance is a dangerous combination. There might be a general public school providence or charity aid, formed of good women, with *nnio few men of feisuro, wbo would undortake this work la our large cities. llosldes these advantages named the uniform would do much toward bringing about simplicity i,nd econo y to dress. What a child has been accustomed to tli irl or boy will like, and tho woman and the man think right and proper for their children after them, and we will ?ee (ewor ilounces and furbelows and cheap finery, in tho sliapo of leitihera, dowers and iew elrv ft will bring the rich and Uhe poor together and serve to blot out the Invidious distinctions and soften the fooling* oi envy and jealousy toward aueh aa hsve riches. 1 or *nch us have means and objeei to the tiniiorm thero are many admirable schools to which they could send their children. D. SHOT AT BY A THIEF. Officer Connor, of the Sixteenth precinct, was shot at yesterday morning by a thief called "Dutch Ilea,'* whom he was chasing on Tenth nvenue, near Twenty sixth street. The ball fortunately only pem-traied the otticor h a nil Ooiitg doing bim no iojur>? Tut (Mlf uiAdo bin eacupc.