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Sermons by Clergymen in Various
Churches Yesterday.
Father Ho^an on the Neces
sity of Penance.
The Last Sunday of the Au
tumnal Rush.
Mr. Hepworth preached yesterday morning to en
unusually large congregation Irom the text Ueno.ua
xvil.,7?"And 1 will establish my covenant between
me and thee, und thy aeed alter thee In their genera*
tlona, for an everlaatlng covenant, to bo a God unto
thee and to thy aeed alter thee." it l? the notable
prerogative or man to hold communion with bif
Creator. It is a communion that approaches fallow,
abtp and suggests spiritual friendliness and Intimacy.
A nui Inn the power to work with God, to work for
God and to borrow energy Irom God with whlcb to ac
complish the task. We aland alone In the order of
creation, completely isolated Irom any influence which
might come up to as from the brute creation. Our
heritage is not from below: It cometh down from
above. It la not tho earib that teaches
as God Is oar schoolmaster; it Is not
from that which 11 low or base or mean that we
I" our power: it Is drawn Iroui Him wuo u eternal,
and wbo so loved us that He sent His only Non into
the world to tell us tho story of that love. We are,
Iheo, so godlike in our natures since the Almighty
hath put Hit tiugor on our body and mind and spirit
that tbe end which God hath In view respecting us is
the end we ought to have in view, thoush It may lard
through temptation and trial and suffering. Man's ;
happiness Is in (foil, and nowLere else, lie who puis
his hand upward In Inilh tliat tho angels will lake hold
of It receives inconceivable strength, boundless hap
piness, fathomless joy, which the world caunot givo,
and which
Now, In reading history I have come across one or
two facts which are very Interesting, which as a spir
itual impulse we ought to meditate upon and receive.
I dud God has made two covenants with the human
race; that he.has confederated with men on two sepu
ruie occasions; that be not only manifested Himself,
?bowleg His presence in an indubitablo way, holding
cotnmuulon by word of mouth with men, but He has
also made a compact which involves our welfare in tnia
life and which has to do with our weal when tbe cur
tain falls upon the present and we stand in tho midst
?f the future.
The first was a failure?may 1 dare to nay UI Not a
(allure ou ilia part, but ou oura; anil the last couipart
la not yet a success, exoept here and there iu Chris
tian hearts. Oh, that it might he a success the wide
world over! I pray to God that lite spirit uiay jet
sweep over the world like a tidal wave, drowniu* out
all that is base and tilling It lull of power and joy and
the consciousness ol purity. , ?
The second covenant was made with Moses on the
top of Slnal. It wus a compact of obedience;
the laws were written on stone; but that
was broken too; that could not be kept. It was not
kept by the Israelites, it is not kept by you lo-duy.
We cannot get on ou the ground of a covenant ol work;
It Is impossible to succeed in that direction. W o either
won t or cannot keep the taw. There is somewhero a
teariui twtet in our nature. The Ton Commandments
wbi. h ware tbunoet"d torth irout Sinai are broken in
roar lite and il you couid win a title to heaven by
limple ooedleure to those laws you would lose your
title on the instant, and you would coulees your etitiro
no worthiness to cross the golden threshold of the
eoluen city. And so up to the time of Chriit the
compact that demanded obedience uo the part ol man
was a tailurc. It never succeeded, and it we aro to bo
naved we must be saved ou other grounds.
I,ook at the other covenant. When Josus camo he
put a seutcnco into literature which stands ulone, ine
mrA lb* problem of religion?"Believe on me and ye
?ball be saved." I tbink that sentence is the most
?lartltng one in the literature of the world. It ilauds
out in bold reliel; il is an assertion that seems to bavo
the authority ot God behind it. O blessed Lord, what
is It to believe on Thee* It sectfls to me a new way
lias been opened through the durkness of night right
on the ruins ol the old compact ol work. A revelation
has come down Inllultely more hopeful God has
Srovcn His love for us; He has stretched out His
and to lilt us out of the gloom of mid
night. Fa'.tb is our hope? taith in our best ftTond,
faith in God. raith In the Holy spirit. Wueo I look
at the compict graven iu atone 1 look upon what Is u
flesh of my tlesh, but when 1 look on the other 1 look
?n the eternal spirit of things. I cannot look on the
cross without looking through It, and 1 eee the great
Bsvtour rising higher and higher and?at last taking Hie
place on the right hand ol God. When tne command
comes Irom God simply to obey your heart grows cold,
but when God looks down and says. "My children, I
love thee; keep your eye llxed on me. Open your
beart and understand mo; do just sa I tell you and all
will be well," then I seem to bo lilted up above
ordinary human nature; the spirit ol God tukes pos
session ol me, and there is a jweet and blessed com
munion between ine and all things holy, lor that it the
priceless gut or the second coveuunl of God?the cove
nant of atlh ...
Look v. the covenant. 'What does God say ' II you
will nave faith in me, it you will try to obey me, I will
be your God. What is it to be a god to you ? A god
Is a beiug who protects; then God must be your pro
tector A god Is a being who preserves; then God
must be your preserver. A god is a being who exor
cises a watchful providence over all tbo details ot our
Ills'; God promises He will be ell that to you.
But uo not Christians suffer someilincsr Yos, God
does not mske a compact to include what you call
good fortune; but God says that the true end of life
is happiness, and if you will obey God you
will be happy. Tho world promises and keeps
oo promise. What the world gives It only
lends and takes back ogam, but what God gives Ho
gives. God's covenant le a sure one; it gives u clear
title to everything. The compsct made with Mosea
God stands ready to mako with you I would that you
ntabt appreciate this fact. God wants to make tho
compact with you now. It only you will trust in Jesus
Christ you will secure yourselves against all lulure
contingencies. So lung as you lail to givo alls
giaucu to the right King you aro against Him. If V?u
are out of tho Chuich you ?ro hi danger. Are you
Inaido and on God's side, or outside and on the Devil's
Udov This is a serious uucatiun, and involves your
Serealler. Ob, brethren, let your footsteps bend
hllherward Come into tho Church ot Christ, for He
bath bu Idod It with His own hands, and whoever be
lieveth shall be saved. Il ii tho promise ol God.
Kev. Mr. Froiblngham delivered an eloquent dis
course yostcrday morning iu Masonic Ternplo upon
the spirit in man. The object ot this discourse, said
the speaker. Is to show that there is something worthy
?f beiug oalled a spiritual nature in man. The word
?ptrit Is one ol those vaguo words that mean much
or little with different men and women. In roinittoii
It means an element, a prlnc.ple. It means brea k,
whleh to most people suggests tho propelling
power by which nun is related to in
visible creatures But however regarded it is
considered as a distinct lorce or principle by virtue ot
which a man is ? metnbor ot the ideal or spiritual uui
versa II ta the power of reasoning, by virtue of
which he i? immortal; by wbicn on earth he tnay lire
? large, grand existence. This .-pint is supposed to
be not a person and yet personal. II is spokeu ol as
being in the body und as leaving the body wbcu man
Ilea This view hns passed out of popular regard,
there are several things against it. In tlie tirst place,
we are troubled by physiological objections. We can
not flui any such thing with our most perlect instru
ments; we searched lor it. but In vain. There cannot
be such a principle. That nigi.inont is not
strong. for what loot cau penetrate a prin
ciolev What instrument ever can investigate
r If there be ?u. b a principle >n nun
ol necessity it is not yet reached. tt e are on the out
skirts as yet ol our conjecture; n hae not ><t
reached the point to say what ?*a?tkat U
not do. II we should any it cannot be .omud.tkai s
different irom ssyiug it '? "ol '"ore. The Sweden
borgians hold the theory that the spirit in man
Mauls a spiritual bong. I he .p.rii doe. not*dwell n
the lorro; It is Ihe lortu. The body in the
communication lurougn ibo body the? man bet m
Visible, out ibe man is not lbs bouy. There are ob
lection, to ibis view-oamrty, ttimt he cannot tmd ihie
epir'tual toru! ... .he outward form. AMer a.ludmg'o
the difference between nun and the animal crestiou
the speaker ?etd;?The spirit Is not universal in man
kind Kverv creature mat walks on two Iret and holds
bis head high is not by its .1 fact a splrimoi naiurth lt
Is not en nun lUat one should be outwardly a mam
There are people who seciu to have no spiritual nature
whatever but regard all the attributes ol a aptritua
nature as'vVonary, superstitious dreau.s Tney may
have capacities; it tnay be possiblo mat one ol those
days to another slalo ot being, those capacities may
be developed, but as far as can nc seen they are devoid
?r a spiritual nature. They aro creatures ot organiM
imb. sad tbero aro othere whose auiinaliem i* so sup
pressed that we almost ioie sight of n altogether
Look at tbe dlffereuce between Judas Iscariol ? nd
Jesus?the man who bstrsys bia friend fur thirty
pieces oi silver and the man who ierga\e his be
trayer. Now what it thts spiritual nature? What Is
the sign ot spirituality r It Is not intellect. Intellect
Is not spirituality. Knowledge is uot spiritu
ality Power that u in iisell is not spirituality.
Kaphael covered the walla of hntisos anil temples and
mres of canvas with his tuual glorious forms of
beauty?forms so maiestic iu their grandeur that
generations of tneu stand en wrapt in awe and wonder be
fore them. Tnev such height of beauty, ?uch life in
it. sucb nninre to do erihe, it is a miracle in the world.
This is not spiritual! y; for suppose it were true, and
as it has been believed to be true, and
possibly was true, lb it Raphael, although a wooderfut
artist, was u man wiib no robust prtuciples ol life , a
man who lived an illegal lite, except as regarded his
art; a luvurtantly selfish man, would you say be was
| tpir tual* Take Hi-ethoven, who was a miracle of
I musical genius; suppose you resd that this lisethoven
i was a morbid and morose creature, living by himself
: (be was not that, but suppose mat he wasi, would you
| say bo was spiritual' that his art made bun spiritual*
| Snakespearc stauds alone in creative art: a man who
| had an invisible eve tor the play of motives In all bu
I man beings; a man who could writ* dramas without
1 end. What of it* .suppose ;we know nothing of
i Shakespeare) htm to have bepii an idle, strolhngactor;
{ suppose htm to have been a man who was bad in pri
vate life, would you say be was spiritual m.udcd'
That all the genius represented in those pisys of his
were evidence ihul he had the spirit iu linu " There 1
may have been uiore spirit in the humblest of his
players. Neither is the spirit evident by devotional I
ardor. Here, all ovor the world, are people straining '
every nerve to send the llible uito every part of the j
universe, to bring people into their church and ncrept
their creed. This is not spiritual uiindidness. It ,
may he the reverse. It may be pride of |
! power,, pride o! miliience, pride of opinion.
; llow niuca spiriiuilily is there In that? l'he element j
j of spirituality is human. It is the bumau element 1
| that is the essence of >t. Tho power oi devotion lo j
some urge interest?the power lo lose ail thought of .
' sell in the thought of others?ibis is spirituality, and
i always rccogu:/ed as such. Humility, meekness, gen
tleness, charity, love and iorgivcness?this is spirit
Two things In this society of ours seem to be Im
portant. One, tbat men should believe they are not
clods; that they ur? sot heterogeneous lormalities out
of tbe dust of the ground, to return to it again. Men
have the capacity at least lor something better and
higher. Another tblng is also important, that lie
ahould not associate these spiritual elements with any
thing so mean as dogmatism or sectarianism;
with anything so transient as emotion; with
anything that passes swav as knowledge
necessarily doss or must. It Is a human
reality. Wo are spiritual in proportion as wo are
men and women. We are unspiruuff in proportion as
we lorgel what it Is to bo men and women. Let us
i remember thai. No strain irom heaven will wuke us
I Into prayer if tbe solemn music of uur humanity stirs
{ us not. No spirits will long beckon us upward If the
' spirit ol sweattie8S, patience, sympathy, Inllh and
! hope in oar own hearts do not lend us their invisible
i baud.
Yesterday was announced to be the last Sunday on
wbich tlr. Becchor's poople would retrain trom hear
ing hint preach in order to give the many sirangors
now in this city a chaooe to hear the great preacher;
and the crowd about the doors an hour belore they
were opened bore ample testimouy to the dcaire of
that class to tako advantago of the opportunity. Belore
the service began much comment was current among
the 3,000 persons fortunate enough to gain admission
about the plainness of the edifice; but when Mr.
Beecher bad taken hit seat their attention was turned
to him, and when, under the sympathetic touch of
Colonol H. C. King tho big organ rolled forth a pno
lude to the opening anthem, and the fine
?olces of Miss I.asar. Mr. Werrenroth and
Mr. Heary Camp, asalsted by the volunteer cbolr, un
oer the direction ot the latter, filled tho building with
hariuoulous sounds, the buzz of conversation was
hushed, and tberealter the congregation were as de
vout as the regular flock could nave been. Mr.
beecher read, belore tho sermon, tho names of ? num
ber of persons w bo will |oin the church, by letter or
profession ol latlh, ou Sunday next. He proceeded to
tnank his people lor making tho sacrifice of remaining
away for three Sabbaths from their places to accom
modate strangers Next Sunday, he said, the usual
system ot things will be resumed. There were, bow.
ever, always 500 seats lor visitors, and many families
were in the habit of making room in their pens when
those seats proved insufficient.
If it. ukrchkk'h sermon
From the sixth chapter of Kpbesltns Mr. Ileecber
chose tho text of his sermon?"Wttn good will
doing eervice as to the Lord, and not to men;
knowing that whatsoever good thing any than docth
the same shall be receive ol the Lord, whether he be
bond or slave." All the way through the old Testa
ment, be said, right living is the theme, end though
there we* now mud then e fiash of light that had re
spect to the lilo to come, yet during ell the centuries
that men treated of the measure of the Old Testament
the meeeure ot ibe life to come was not employed In
instruction, nor as a penalty or a reward; but the laws
01 Uod by which right riving m this world turns out
prosperity end by which wrong living turns out ad
versity. Tbeee wore the sacred ibomea of the Old
Testament. In the New Testament was fonud.
a dissuasion from work, and men believed
that If they only had piety work was uot of much
consequuuce. It wee a question betwoon personal In
fluence on tbe one aide and Institutional ihfiuonce on
the other, and be who adopted the new 111# and tbe
new impulse would find a far better way ot right living
opened up. Wbon we come to tho actions of dally life
it was wrong to say that a man could not be
jcwnriuD hy works.
The text contradicted that statement. The eeonomios '
of life by wblcb men were laced to each other were pre
eminently the moans ol grace. Uod did not Intend that
men should leave the workshop and the office and
crowd within cathedral walls In order to save their
soula If tiioy could not do good in lile tbey could not
do good at alL A soldier would be foolish to assert
that he could not be brave in battle, bnt was courageous
If permitted to run away. "Wbero your duties are every
day," said tbe preacher, "there is to l>e your religion, It
anywhere." Mr, Brother beld that morality came
through the conduct of lite, through the spirit of the
Lord, and in tho education ot a true Christian man
hood, aud that it Is placed in the ordinary conditions
of human tile. Ideally the conditions in which men
find tbemsolves lortu tho conditions wblcb should de
velop manhood iu them; but considering humanity as
weak and irangiblo, it was found that as a matter of fact
men are tempted perpetually by their afTalrs toward
a low line of living. So that while bard work was
meant to be a means of grace It did not prove to be so.
Men were born on dlflerent planes ol strength and ca.
pacity, and these should place them in relations to
ward each other which should tend to elevate their
good qualities, but In reality
and rivalry that of affection. Ono of the benefits of
tho family was that It lurntshed a wholesome and
numerous chance for tbe exercise of power, which
every man loved.
Speaking of love Mr. Bcecber said it was like well
digging, dome men found It within a very lew feet of
the surface and It lusted them through the rainy sea
son, but tbe moment summer drought came It dried
up. Some again found it as incn dig wells in a rock.
It was a long task, but when they had ouce gained It
It was for life?loreTer.
lu Illustrating another point of hts subject Mr.
Beecher, quoting tbe words "Slavos, be obedient,"
Ac., asked whether tbe sons and brothers of bis hear
ers had not during the war lougbt under unworthy and
Incompetent officers, and yet (ought on, knowiug they
wero carrying out the will ot the commander-in-ebicl
expressed through those officers. Just in that spirit
men should bear nil the Ills of this life, knowing that
whatever wrong is inflicted upon tbem by tbeir lellow
men there is One above ruling all.
Chlckering Hall was tilled yesterday morning by a
large and select number of people, who assembled to
atteud the divine service which ror some weeks past
has been held there. The singing, both the choruses
and the solos, was excellent. The sermon was preached
by the Kev. Samuel Colcord, from Mark, vliL, 36? "For
what shad it profit a man to gain the wholo world and
toso his own soul f " It Is difficult, began the preacher,
lor man living, as wo do. in the turmoil of business,
amid its numerous excttoments and alluretneuts,
to stop and give a carelul consideration to
the momentous question of me vast amount
ol time we give lo the things of this world and to tlio
small heed we bestow upon our next life. The great j
m iss of men of to-day will acknowledge all the great i
truths, us wuli as the necessity of -nvnig ibelr i-tiul.<, 1
and yet they will not act up to Ibis conviciion. Now,
to tax* an every day view ol this, how unbusiness-likc
is such a o?ur>*! A Wiso man before embarking upon
any enterprise first estimate* the costs, the risks and
the profit lo be gained. Til IS most inoinentous ques
tion, however, ol ' profit anil loss" between ibis woild >
and the world to come which Christ puts in the text 1
most men hardly slop lo consider, and it. perchance,
toey do think over it their mode ol life is quite con
irary to si* leaching. Their whole aim is the world, j
lo enjoy it. to | tusess it
Possess the world! How futile the attempt, how lit- j
tie do we get of it! Our In-aos are gelitug gruy, our ?
limbs Weuk aud unsteady, we begin lo breathe with
difficulty, and what have wo gained? Nalistaciion'
No. Aiuxuider had conquered the whole world and
he wept thai there was not another oue left lu bo sub
dued. .Summon, on the pinnacle of luuie nhd glory
and pleasure, cried out, "U vanity ul vanities, all is ,
vanity." Ihe soul is too grtai a tning, us capacities
are loo immense to be est sited hy ihv empty miles ot I
this world. (lou made it tur Himself ami He alone can !
satisfy it. TYr might pursue happiness as much ss we j
want, we might gam uil we desire, sod still wo will not \
be satimlod, still we will nut he nappy.
Besides, eron If we should get ail we want In this i
world, it would he a very insecure possession. When ;
1 give a great price lor a tiling it must bo for -ome
thuig that I can keep. What toes the world give us, |
after all our weary labors, our sleepless nights and Ic- I
verish days of business? uniy > grave.
What la the soul' A Being capable of tbe highest I
jov sod the pro'ouodosi woe; bow appalling its capa
cities! What shall lie lis tutors? >eo Cod's estimate
ol it. He gave Ills owuSon lo recover it, who laid
aside His robot ol royalty and the crown ol t>cav<n. ana
came down lo die sn ignominious Jeato upon (ho
cross. Realizing ibis, who will give bis soul to ihc
world? Listen to tbe sweet voice of Jesus.?"dive It to
?a" Whatever keeps you from answering this
call, be it ainbitiou, love uf pleasure, love of money,
love ol esse?ibat is ibe price of your soul. It is the
price which Satan bids. Does it deserve attention be
mle l Lie nagoanlmoaa offer which Christ makes. au
eternity ol bliss and lellcity, a never-ending preaunco
in bis lominuy * Lose cverytbli g tben, cast away
everything, but do not lose your own soul. Give no
boed to the seductions of ibe tempter wno promises
you the world snd us happiness, which is nothing
compared with the value ol ibe soul, and it ao inse
cure, out coino to Jesus. Ho will not deceive you. He
will not csst you away. Take Htm at Hia word and
yoa will be saved.
Yesterday the anniversary of the dedication of the
first Methodist church in America on tbn "old
ground" in John street wan celebrated in tbe plain,
informal manner of tbe denomination, tbe recogni
tion of the day finding expression only in tbe htatoric
sermon preached by Rev. John M. Held, 1). D., wno
iound bis text for tbe occasion in Hotrais, zt., 19, 20,
21?''Thou wilt say than. The branches were broken
off, that 1 might be grafted in. Well, because ol uu
belief tbey were broken ofT, and tbou standest ny
faith. Be not bigb-mtnded. but fear. For If God
?pared nut the natural brauches, taze heed lest He also
spare not thee." In, as it were, hia introduction to
bis historic discourse the clergyman noted tbe fact
that many of tha heathen deities were represented as
entirely quiescent, and that many of those who bung
tbeir belief on heathen deities bccamu absorbed by
that same quiescence. Uur God, however, was every
where active; and we mast be like Him. To enlist tbe
favor of Goo we must work incessantly. God. whether
in His care lor the fruits and tbe flowers of the eartb,
or in His providing for man, brought to us tbe bigbest
evidence ef His great care for us shown in earthly
things. But in Ills care for our salvation lie had
placed us where wo were to act in consociation with
Him, and in that He bad sbown liow wuudcrluily ws
bad been honored by being made laborers logetber
tb God. a colaborer was tbe position held by the
I minister of God uu earth, aud inerolore was it a very
i grave disgrace lo be dismissed from tbe work to which
: the minister bad been assigned. Tbe dlegraco ol a
| tall irom tbe ministerial position was not because tbo
{-minister of God was placed on an equality witb his
? Master, but because evi-u tbe instrument In tbe
! hands ol nis Master was honored as was the
chisel ol tbe great sculptor, tbe brush of tbe great
painter or tbe pen with which Lincoln signed tbe
emancipation proclamation. All were honored. Bo,
loo, were tbey. tbe ministers of Gou, glorified by tne
fact that tbev were coio^orers with tbe Father aud tbe
Bon, and therefore ibe moro honorable til* work the
i greater was tho fall w hen a fall lrom grace occurred.
In work for tbe benefit of man
and Ibe salvation ol man was His greatest work. Tbe
sacrifice of Christ, His Bob, in order that we might be
raised lrom our fall to an inheritance In heaven waa
the reason why wo so exalted His name, and there waa
so uiuch of dignity in being u ielluw worker with God.
In lumber consideration of a fall lrom grace in tbo
ministry bo behl tbat tbe extent of the tail depended
greatly upon the extent oi tbe good wuich the
minister might have done bad be continued true to bis
position as a teacher iu the Church. His bearers
would remumber that God bad singled out tba few to
teach and be the instrument by which the many might
be suvod, and that Christ chose lor His disciples only
twolve. And since tbo earliost leaching of religion to
the present God bad observed tbe same rule as when
Luther, In Germany, and Wesley In England and 1
Ireland, were chosen to do tbo nee<tad work of refor
mation. The fall ol a minister waa grievously
great when a great minister put bis bead in
tbe lap of Deltlab. He was shorn of bis strength
snd bis usefulness destroyed; snd yet when
even the great fell there was tn assurance
that God would supply their places. When Moses
passed away there was a possibly still boiler Josbua
sent id bis' place, and woen Judas fell bis place
was vastly more than filled. It must be under
stood tbat when unworthy candlesticks were removed
tbe light was not extinguished. These tuets left tbe
assurance that tbe work of salvation was lo be accom
plished, and tbat tbe crown would be given to tbose in
tbe ministry who deserved it. Ages bad passed since
Judsb was sot aside by God as a ruling teacher and
the place occupied by Koine; ginco then Rome bad
fallen until the condition of tbat Church was
very properly exemplified by tbo feebleness of
the old inan in tbo chair at Rome. Yaars
followed Ibe rise of Komauism In tne Church, and
then, commencing tn England, it was found tbat tbo
l'uritanistn of a Cromwell followed, and Wesleyanism
was born. Tben, when tbe luxuriaoco In wrong, and
when tbe cold, unemotional Puritanism waalound in
sufficient for tbe salvatiou of tbe people, Wesley arose,
and the pooplo who wore not a people ol God became a
God-serving multitude.
He tben passed in rapid review wbat tbe Wesleyan
Metbodlst church bad done, not only In England, Ire
land, Scotland and Amoricn, but throughout the world.
When Methodism waa ravored by God both tbe bead
aud heart of man were sick and needed restoration to
health aud strength. Wesley auu his followers came
wuh the new doctrine, by wblcb emotional religion
was recognized and taught and Us great truth bad been
finding root in a greatly Increasing number of souls
every year. In tho great change which bad taken
place in tbe wider spread of religious truths, puro aud
simple, ainee tbe days when the Romish Cbureh w. s
triumphant, be claimed that it bad been the loremost
worker. Ho recited its work in tho Reformation, in
religion, in antl-ilavery work and in temperance work;
claimed lor it tbe origin of effective missionary work
In neurly all desirable regards, and In conclusion
called upon those of the first dedicated church tn
America to stand by tbeir Church and Its doctrines, be
lieving It to be tbe Cbureh beat adapted to tbe salva
tion ol man throughout the world.
Tbe Fre? Tabernacle church, in Thirty-fourth street,
between Seventh and Eighth avenues, was crowded
yesterday afternoon, tbe occasion being a memorial
service to tbe late Bishop K. S. Janes, under tbe aus
pices of tbe New York City Church Extension and Mis
sionary Society, of which be was vice president at the
time ot his death. Tbe services were opened by sing
ing tbo hymn commencing, "Lo, round the throne a
glorious baud.*' Prayet was followed by a voluntary
by the choir, tbe reading ot portions o( the Scripture
and the singing of another hymn. The Kev. Dr. C. H.
Fowler delivered tho memorial address. It was a
brilliant eulogy ot the talents, character and life work
ol tbo dead Bishop and was listened to with almost
breathless attention throughout. Dr. Fowler said:?
"1 do not Intend to take any text other than tbe occa
sion which baa brought us togother. 1 be great Napo
leon, while orcssing the Alps, saw an old peasant
woman hastening through the mountains. 'Whither
aro you hastening to this sharp morningT* 'To
yonaer pass to see the Kuiperor, * she said.
What have you gained with htm more than
Willi the Bourbons? Have you not exchanged one
despol lor anoilierT* The womau thought a moinont
and said, 'The Bourbons wero tbe rulers of the rich and
powerful; Napoleon is our ruler.' We are here to-day
as tno Missionary Society ol the City of New York to
pay a tribute ot grateful remembrance to tbe cherished
and honored dead, because Bishop Jaues was the
bishop of the common people. Wub a scholarship that
made n.m at home in the company of the learned and
philosophical, with lastys that coulu revel in the re
finements of a select lew. With resources sufficient 10
make these varied advantage* a delight ana not a bur
den, he still remained iu his convictions, in bis habits,
in his homo, m his syinpuibtes and iu his affections the
brother ol tbe laborer and tho friend of the poor.
The calendar history of Edward Sloror Janes is very
simple. He was boru April, A U. 180", iu Sheffield,
Berkshire county. Mats. ; taught school and studied
law from 184* to 1SJU; or.in.tied deacon In lKdg and
'elder in 1834; came iruin Philadelphia to Muluerrv
street as iwtstor in 18dW, was elected Financial Secre
tary of the American Bible eociety Iu 1S4U, elected
t>isiiop In 1S44, died September 18, 1876. I'pori this
simple outline was Uulil one of the richest and grand
est lives in the history of the Christian Church. The
elements out ol wlneli Bishop Jams' greatness was
constructed were simple and easily apprehended.
For simplicity as well as lor aocu
racy we will divide theiu lulo two general
classc, via Ills gills and ins acquirements. Let us
place reason at the heud ol the list, not that it was
marked above other gifts, but It tonus a basis on
which oilier and mightier faculties rested. Uo had
reason In its best development. He was uot In the
strict sense ot tne term philosophical or logical. His
work in the pulpit and ou the putlorm was rather the j
work of slating results. He conllncd'his preparation ,
chiefly to seeking the most direct and authoritative
statement of lit* convictions. Everything was reduced I
to the dead level ol fact. What possibilities of art
slumbered in his rich and powerful naiure we oan
never know in this world, lor (ins received not the
slightest alien lion. Twelve times he pursed within
the sound ol Niagara's roar before be turned aside to
see its brainy and majesty. Five unit* be
passod wiintn a lew moments ol Baden
Baden, but never lurried to visit this retreat
of tourist*. Tho senliiuciual poet may look upon litis
as an evidence nl intellectual sterility, but it had the
t rati
?use oi the race that revel* the forests, builds the
cilie* cultivates tliu comments, explores the sea*, J
frames the governments, plains the republics and ]
lound* tno civilisation ol tne world. Those who knew !
bun best were molt certain hi Ins practical judgment. I
The most conspicuous element ol hi* mind was his
common sense, and with this supreme gilt he could !
plead in ibo hovel ol the poor man or the cabin of tbo ;
pioneer, so lhal llio unlettered and uncultivated
foil him to l>e a brother, and he count persuade in the '
palaces <>i princes until ihuse who were ruler* hy birth, j
scholars hy inheritance, staiesmen by habit, -aw in i
hi in a peer and bowed iu acknowledgment ol his 1
^rvalues*. He worked us one who knew that lutura i
ages were hi*, and tbai, holding all he coultl get. lie mnsl I
ultimately get all h# desired. He will he known mr !
many generation* a* tho 'common sens* Bishop ol I
Mclliodiaiii.' We next are brought Ince to lace with I
liis conscience. lhl* was clear, delicate, scriptural!/
trained and absolute in authority. He was a man ot
convictions; h? moved under Divine authority; his
ptllpit was a throne; he received and believed iuti de
clared the truth. No holy ambiguity about his tuach
tng. Hi* conscience was king?bis convictions were
"We must here mention among nit gifts his ambition.
This I* a royal disease?the distemper of kingly souls.
Profane history ta fall of It* bloody movements.
Saintly tools have erted oat agaiuat it, but, liko the
gilt al agency, it it necessary tn farming llie greatest
character, an t, like mat, it la exposed to abuse.
Indolent souls w ho have not the euergy
to put lorth a manly effort for any
cautc cloak their laziness under a pretence of piety
and excuse their wortblessae** on the around of being
saved from this world. God lurtnd that I should hiu
der or annoy the teeblcal satnt, but ! must say that I
nave no patience with ? Indeed 1 cautiot lind language
to express my contempt and loathing Icr the shift*
leas, nerve,ess inasa of pulp, without grip, without |
courage, without heroism, wilDout a great, all-maxter
! ing purpose, who pretends to be u man and claims to
I be a saint, and yet in this world of agonizing mtensi
{ ties, with An Infinity of want within us and an inuniiv
! of pain beneath us and un Infinity ot fulness
before us, poised iu the Tories of thoo
due Infinities sod turn the frown of sanctimonious hy
pocrisy epon the heroic soul that dares to hear the cry
of the Master, 'Agonize to enter tn.' Bishop Janes
had a graat, fiery, uncompromising ambition, that
knew no bounds but conscience. He sbouteo. '1 mean
to gel as near the throne as Paul,' and he pushed this
ambition day and night, year in and yoar out; and
would to God tnat a thousand young preachers tn the
Church to-day would take up this mantle und inhale
this spirit aitd emulate this ambition ! They would
lake this world for Christ id this century. Turning
from his warrior qualities, let us consider one ot the
more winsome elements of his nature?his alfecllon.
This was a tide of tenderness flowing through the rocky
channel of bis rugged nature, l.oviug God, whom ho
had not seen, he loecd ins kind, wuom be had
seen. Had he no other gift ha would hare loved his
way up to greainoss. Hia love of his ktua was no stil
ish desire to serve his own ends born of a prudent phi
losophy. Springing irom a divine fountain it fittod
down upon the rest of his character as though it had
grown upon him. It was quietsundeinonstr?tivo and
/outline. He administered over great interests with
marked executive ability; but be had such a sympathy
for tho afflicted he acted in his decision like a father,
i His will was most absolute. This kept him up to the lino
all the tune. Kxternally the most irregu
lar. travelling at all hours and In all sea
| sons, sleeping by chxnee aud eating by acet
j deut, ha wus nevertheless bold invariably by
the power o 1 bis will to tbe greatest regularity and
i rigid system. He wss a machine; a divine machine,
, like that :n ancient prophetic vision, wheels within
i wheels and all full o: eyes vital, growing, flashing,
I moving, forever propelled by a steady, resistless, om
| utpniem. sanctified will. His constant communion
: with God pave bint enduring patience. Any vtew of
Bishop Janes' character tbat did not empbkatzo bis
living, constant, victorious faltb, would fail to present
him as be was. He walked with God. His faith was
Indeed the substance ol thing* hoped for and the evi
dence of things not seen. Whatever else was neglected
bis devotion stid prsyer wero always attended to
with scrupulous care. Another marked charac
teristic was his economy of power. He
never made himself conspicuous in board meetings or
conferences until ttio moment he thought something
was going wrong, bo long as things were going right
] ho remaiued quiet. lie wus au orator ol superior
; purls, a thinker able to trace and reveal tbe hidden re
lation* of truth, a writer of great ability, a statesman
measured by tho wisdom of his administration, an
organizer handling with ease tbe system of suparln
leodencies that constitute Methodist polity. He was a
leader in every casentlal and an administrator working
a system that depends upon moral power Tor Its con
tinuance. As a bishop be was a model whosa close
Imitation will perpetuate Methodist polity lor many
There was a very large attendance at the Cathedral
yesterday, the weather being everything that could be
desired. Tne officiating clergyman at last mass was
the Rev. Father Kane, and the surroundings were, as
usual, solemn and impressive. 'Rev. Father Hogan
preached the sermon, taking b;s text trom the gospel
of the day, Matthew, xvili., 23-33?"One was brought
to him that owed him ten thousand talents," Ac. The
reverend gentleman explained that in the person of
the servant mentioned In the parable who was
so deeply indebted to his master were
represented not only great sinners, but man
kind in general. The design ol the parable was to
make every one sensible of the obligation to remit or
pardon others who were indebted to him. II the
Almighty treated mankind according to the rigor of
Ills justice lie bad a right to charge ns with Infinite
faults. After alluding to the many ways In which sin
was committed, the reverend preacher showed that
beneath such a weighty debt Christians bad no retuge
but to fly lor succor to the clemency of God, and" con
fiding wholly in Hla goodness, Dope to move Him to
mcrcv. In referring to the promise made by the
servant mentioned in the Gospel, "Have patience and
I will pay thee all," the reverend gentleman
said that in practising the penance required
for the payment of their debts Cbrlstians
did not relinquish their dependence on the
mercy of God, since they relied principally on
the aid of His grace for the performance of it. The
Almighty does not dispense with their payment, bnt
gives sinners the wherewith to pay. What we have to
fear la not that we shall not have the wherewith to pay
our dents, but that we should neulect the opportuni
ties of paying them which God puts into our bauds, as
wag>he case with tbo servant refusing to remit the
inconsiderable debt which hla fellow servant owed him.
We were surrounded by temptation and dangers and
with evil spirits striving to destroy us. We re
peatedly offend God, yet when difficulties nrlso
oue must appeal to Him for mercy. If wo have the
mislortune to tall into sin, there is the consolation of
looking to the Almighty, wdo never torncd ? dent ear
to the repentant. Wo must do by our lellow men
as we woald be done by, and not follow the example ot
the hearties* servant who was handed over to tor
tare, the fate of all who followed the way of the foolish
man who met with such prompt and well merited
punishment The mass performed sh by Menu
dante, in G minor, Professor Gustavus Scnmitz presid
ing at the organ. The work was most creditably pro
To tei Editor op the Herald:?
On tbe 7th of October, 1859, the British steamship
Connaught, 4,000 tons, sprung a leak, which gained
upon her to rapidly that ny the next morning tbe
water had extlnguised her engine fires, leaving her
a coffin for 001 human beings, sinking slowly but
surely In a heavy sea. In thts condition, and while
150 miles from Boston harbor, fire (which had been
?mouldering for some days unknown) buret out and
doubled tbe chances ol death. She was an Iron ship,
and soon her sides became so hot that they hissed and
steamed at tho rolled deeper and deeper. There was a
race between lire aud water tor all those lives, and do
tbe best tbey could the boats woald not be able to save
a third of them from one death or tbe other. #
The American brig Minnie Schaeter, 198 tons, Cap
tain John Wilton, saw tbe blazing, sinking steamer,
and bora down to her aaaislancc. So slow and difficult
was the labor of getting tho passengers into
and out ot tbo boats tbat only 200 could be trans
ferred to tbe brig before sundown. Then John
Wftson said:?"It is a horrible aitair to see the
tbe sun going down and so many people yet on board
tbe wreck, settling down and burning up. I will ao all
In my power to save them." He nobly kept his word.
At good a sailor as he was a man, he came down to
leeward of tbe wreck, made fast to bcr, and before
midnight tbe last man on her deck?tbe Captain?bad
natsed into safety. Try to picture it A great ocean
steamer, with water pouring in from without to fill
bar up. and fire roaring within to burn her down, and
over 400 lives in the balance! Any lurch she made
nngbt have been bcr Inst, and If the bad rolled over
end sunk what hope lor tbe little brig ? She did not
amk juat then. John Wilson left her a sheet of flame,
and landed his prioeless cargo sale at "generous Bos.
In recognition of hit courage, humanity and good
seamanship the British government gave him a gold
watch and chain. The company to which the Con
naught belougod presented him with $1,300. Boston
added a silver service, and medals, testimonial* and
subscriptions in plenty came in. Nor were bit crew
forgotten in the general enthusiasm.
Then cutno the war. Home sums granted to blm
were withheld, property In which he had Invested his
money was captured or destroyed. By whlcn side T
Whou I stale that he Is sixty-four years ot ugc, is Uis- ?
abled by failing eyesight from following bis profession,
tbat liis wifo is a confirmed invalid, tbat all bis testi
monial ptlts have been soid or left in pledge fer bread
and that tun once self-reliant and always brave
snd true man is utterly destitute, is it worth while to
ask? Wben ho made fast to the burning Connaught
he said nothing about politics. Humanity has no pol
itics. Shall we not paraphrase his own words and
say, "This is a horrible atlair, to ace the son going
down upon the wreck with so much good yet on
boar J. We will do all In our power to belp htm "
Beloro 1 make an appeal abroad lor this affiieied
hero it is only fair tnat bis countrymen should be
given tho opportunity (1 may almost say the prtvi ego)
of assisting hnn. His residence Is No 340 Franklin
street. New Orleans, and subscriptions may be sent to
Mrs. Hill, No. 306 Baronne street; Mr. Creevy, corner
Union and Carondelet, or to
No. 13 Carondelet street. New OrleanSL
About nine o'clock yesterday morning Thomas I*ni
gan, of No. 204 Hamilton avenue, Brooklyn, was found
dead in bed by hi* daughter. It appears that the de
ceased, who lenves a wife and several children, re
turned to his homo at a Into hour on Saturday night,
being under the inilueuce of liquor. He compelled bis
wile to sleep in an unoccupied room and was last feet)
aiivo at five o'clock. Whsu the body was found it was
lying on tiie lace, oa a pillow, and bleeding front tbe
mouth- Coroner Slmm* was notified to bold an in
quest on tho body.
Thomas Stanton's rooms, No. 307 East Twenty
lourtb street, were forcibly entered on Friday night
last by thieves, who stole about $150 worth of wear
ing apparol and $50 in oath. From tbt description
given by Stantou of tbe thieves Officer Handy, of tne
F.ighteeutb precinct, arrested John Reddington, of
No. 260 East Twouiy-tourih street, and being fully
identified at the Filty-seventh Street Police Court
yesterday, he was committed for trial in default ot
$i ,000 bail. Stanton concealed the loss of the money
irom his wile, fearing that she might take it to heart
too much, and complained thai now in bis old days he
was leu completely destitute.
Yesterday morning Professor Adler addressed a
large audience on the above aubject lu Standard Hall,
j He began?tt'by la It that bad men live and prosper,
j ?ce their bomos peaceful and their wealth increase,
| while the good are otten oppressed and the righteous
down fallen? The one dies aaied with every manner of
delight, the ottior with an embittered spirit In the
! thought of never having tasted happiness. Yet they
sleep together in the dust. The problem of the dis
parity between virtue and happiness, that has so often
engaged the attention of thoughtful minds, loses none
of its pungent point when viewed in the
light of our own lives and surroundings We
see the same contrast between merit and actual
reward exhibited on every side Here it la the Ignorant
aod nnscrupnlous politician who outstrips the states
man iu the rsce for honor and position; here It Is the
j quick success of sham worth tbst marks the alow, j
| painstaking efforts of honest Inquiry; here some <
| Ignorant knave Is lolling In wealth and squandering i
' his Ill-gotten gains in foiblea while modest merit ]
I shrinks in corners The qualities that might adorn
i the race are cfrippied and the native royalty of talent
| plays courtier 10 the kings and princes ol lucre.
In view of such experiences, and leellng the
j justice ol the universe impregnated by the
existing order ol things, men have taken '
; refuge In the thought ol compensation and !
constructs 1 an ideal hereafter iu which what- 1
j ever is wrong here shall be righted, in which the last |
shu.l be first, and every human being receive Its dual |
| reward ol punishment or lellcity. it was among tho
I ancient Greeks that the philosopher Epicurus was the
i first to advance the proposition that all virtue Is an
j enlightened sell-Interest The same view has in mod
I ern times been frequently adopted and extolled.
I "Pleasure." says Epicurus, "is the only true end and
'purpose of our lives." In tho garden in which be
| taught was inscribed the motto:?"Stranger, here may
' thou rest; here dwells enjoymont? life's highest
j good.''
, Tho speaker. In a well constructed argument, here
? showed the folly or this principle, and said that Kpt
| curus himself, a man ol fine tastes sud fastidious
' habits, shrank from the very coarseness of the passions,
| Mini counselled on his part the virtues or moderation,
| friendship and benevolence. Sot because be rocog
i nized them of superior value, but because he perceived
j those were tho only pleasures. The thought of com
| peusatlou in the hereafter lessons the urgency of re
? form in the here. Christianity refers the poor to the
' Kingdom to come for a requital of their present
misery, and to ibat Kingdom tho poor are especially
I called; while of the rich man It Is euhl:?Iiardlv shall
! a rich man enter into the Klugdom of Heaven. If this
? is so we should congratulate' Mailer street on its pov
| eriv; we should form institutions and societies rather
j to relieve the rich of their riches than tho poor ol
i their distresses.
Tho funeral of the late Captain Goorge William Smith
took place yesterday from his family residence. No. 109
West Tweuty-tliird street. The neighborhood was
crowded wiih a tnrong of friends of the deceased, who
had gathered together to pay a last tribute of respect
to the remains of their old and cherished associate.
In pursuance to company orders tho members of H
company ol the Seventh regiment, lately commanded
by Captain Smith, met at their armory at noon yes
terday, in citizens' dress, and proceeded to his late
residence. A general Invitation to the regiment to at
tend in citizens' drese was also Issued by Colonel
Emmons Clark and a largo representation was present
each member wearing on bis arm the usual Insignia of
mourning. Tne veterans and ex-members were also
present in numbers. The members of Atlantio Lodge
F. and A. M., of which the deceased was Past Grand
Master, met at their rooms and came in a body to at
tend the luneral. It wns tbe request of the family that
there should he do escort of any kind, so the trlends
and associates who had come for that purpose
after taking a last lareweil, of the deceased'
quietly dispersed. Tbe casket containing the
remains was stationed in the parlor and surrounded
by beautiful acvicos in flowers, the tributes of the
friends und comrades of deceased. A beautiful white
I floral monument stood at the bead of the casket a
I regimental lauguo cap resting at the base, and to tbe
left a large shield bearing m the centre tbe regimental
monogram, surrounded with the motto "Pro Fatrla
et Gloria" The burial service of the Episcopal
church was read by the Rev. Dr. Lawrence' of the
church of the Holy Communion. The irtende and
relatives took their last sad leave ol tbe departed
veteran, and the body was borne to the hearse bv
some or the members of his company. The remain's
wero tuon taiceu to the lamily cemetery at Kiaita
bridge for interment.
The Impression which has gone abroad that at the
recent term of tbe Circuit Court lor Suffolk county, on,
motion of District Attorney Wickham, a nolle prosequi
was entered in the cases or Rudolph and Royal Sam
mis, indicted for complicity In tbe murder of Charles
G. Kclsey, is incorrect The facia aro these:?Mr.
Wickbam stated to the Court that in hia opinion tbe
defendante were not guilty or tho crime. He had been
advised by General Barlow in April last to nave s nolle
prosequi entered, but did not then wish to take the re
sponsibility, as tbe case was not properly in bis hands
hince then, however, the Attorney General bad com
nutted tbe case to him, and he felt that be could not go
to trial with any certainty ol conviction. If a nolle
prosequi was entered now a new indictment could be
lound at any limo. when new evidence might warrant
It; but U tbe indictment went to trial and an acquittal
should result, no inrtner proceeding could be taken
no nintter what evidence might be discovered. Judge
Bernard, however, viewed tue matter differently and
advised that tho caae be brought to trial, that the ac
cused might be relieved from the odium of hsving tho
Indictment remain any longer. He consulted witn his
associates on the benca, and the unanimous conclusion
was against permuting tho nolle prosequi to be en
tercd. The Judge then said that Mr. Wickham could
haro the benefit of Judge Dykman's erder made in
April, that the delendanu be discharged on their own
rocogulzauce. and Mr. Wickham concluded to accept
tho propoaitlon. Judgo Barnard accordingly directed
on order to be entered releasing tbe ball, and discharg
ing the defendants on their recognizance in tbe sum ef
$1,000 each, no proceeding to be taken against them
oxcept after aixteen days' nolle* *
Joban Kleebn, aged thirty, residing at the corner of
J Twenty eeventh etreet end Tenth avenue, and em
ployed in a lumber yard at Twonty-socond etreet and
Eleventh avenue, was arrested yesterday In Hoboken
by Folic# Officer Gerken for committing a murderous
assault npen Charles Scbubmaker, e boy. of No. 72
C?ori etreet, Hoboken. It appear* that the prisoner
and a Iriand had beea on board the Hamburg steamer
lying at tbe loot of Tbiro street, and when they reached
Hudson street some boys called tbera names, tpou
this Klectin caught young Schulimaker and struck him
with a heavy whitethorn stick on tbe top of his head
with all hia force. The stick wts broken, but Kleebn
raised the remaining portion to strike the po*?r bev
again. The brutal assailant Is over six feet high and
the wounded boy is a puny lad of thirteen. Tbe'pris
oner was bold by Kocorder Uobnstedt for examtna
Hon. The boy remains in a very critical condition.
Jams* Jenkins, No. 638 Eloventh avenne, had ths
temerity on Saturday night to refuse treating William
Flynn, No. 433 West Forty-sixth street, and Thomas
Loe, No. 644, West Forty-sixth stroet, to drlnka The
result was disastrous to him, going within an see of
costing him his lite. By a sudden and unexpected
movement Fl.vnn seised Jenkins around the body
pinioning bis arms by his tide, Lee then stabbed bim
twice tu tbe back with a knife, aftor which both fled
The.v were subsequently arrested by Offlcer Lebnhardk
Twenty-second precinct, and were held at the Fifty!
seventh Street Court to await tbe result of Jenkins'
Injuries. He was unable to come to court: still the
wounds are not considered fatal.
[From the Cleveland Plalndealer, Oct. 27.J
There Is eorrow too deep for utterance et No. 37
Burtoa etreet, west side. Mr. John K*y lives at No.
37 Burton street A few days ago Mr. John Kav owned
a lovely pup of dtmlnuilva stature. It waa small, but
oh jlmmlny I It was a pup full of promise. But'the
pnp is no more. Right opposite tbe residence of Mr.
Jobn Kay Is the headqearters ol a Tlldeo club. Mr.
John Kay's cunning lull# pup look tba contract of
barking down that clnb, and couldn't deliver. lis
poor little throat gave out, and on Tbursdav at four
o'clock A. M.. the dog was gathered to Its 'father*
When It looked a* though* the j? wis up,*
Mr. Kay a pup Mr. Kay rushed around to the medical
scientists for relief; but none ol tbe medical scientist*
teemed to think that their praeiice lay in that direc"
lion. So the pup passed peacelully atvay Mr Kav
determined to give Fido a Dice luneral. So he bought
a beautiful child's coffin, painted white, lor which be
paid f JO; next be bought a rough ouuide bo* for the
colli n lor $2. He attired Fldo in an elegant dress of
while silk, with a splendid red silk overshirt. Dresa
the undertaker, furnished til these. The lamily then
formed a luneral cavalcade and moved iiioumlutlv out
.to the Monroe street eometery. As they were about to
pass through the portals of the cemeiorv with aH that
was mortal of the defunct yelper they wero met by
Superintendent Ward, who refused them admittance.
Mr. Kay and the rest of tbe mourners retraced their
steps with streaming oyes and returned home like a
sprinkliug cart. Kido will be planted in Mr. Kav's
bask yard this evening. The friends of tbe family and
several distinguished citizens nave been invited to
come and weep with the bereaved family and partake
or tbe luneral baked ineata. Mr. Kay has Invested
handsomely in whiskey and beer, and ia determined to
druwn liia sorrow ia the uttermost depths of food
The weal aid* baa not bean so exoltad sine* Parka
was buna.
{From too Helena (M. T.) Independent, Oct. 19.]
Sen Riier, M. T., Oct IS, 1870.
It was reported bar* yesterday that the Sioux bed
wiped out thirty todies of Kiver Crows in the Judith
Basin. The news was brought by soma Hex Farces,
and, in consequence, they bava gtren up the Idea of
going south of the Missouri: they intend going on the
Marias Instead and join the I'logons to strengthen
themselves. The Sioux have also killed two Groa
Ventres near the mouth of Beaver Creek, about seveoty
miles from Benton.
The Crows, Gros Ventres, Flegans and Bloods are
now our skirmish Una, and tn n short time they will
be driven in or will join the enemy. It will be impos
sible for those Indians to make any reasonable resist
ance against the Sioux, as they have no means of re
newing their supply of ammunition on account of the
eruer against the trade of it. The River Crows num
ber about 260 lodges, and will average four men to tho
lodge, and Inhabit the country around the Judith and
Bear's Faw mountains?all within seventy-five or a
hundred miles of Fort Beaton. They are disposed to
bo lriendly to tho whites, and are well armed
with tho government needle gun and Win
chester carbines. They are good horsemen and take
the best care of their stock. The Gros Ventres inhabit
the same country as jbe Crows, but oiten extend north
ot the Milk lliver country and the Marias. They nhm
her over 250 lodges and were very powerful until the
measios and smallpox killed them off, in 1866-7 and
1809-70. They are friendly with the Crows, and equally
well armed and mounted. Both tribe* are at war with
tho Sioux and baud together for deleuelve purposes.
The Assiniboins range sometimes through the Crow
and Gros Venires territory, but more generally farther
east and north, taking In the lower portion of Milk
River, Wolf Point and the Cypress end Wood
mountains. Tnese Indians are poor but numer
ous, have but few horses and are poorly armed
They are forced to he friendly with the Crowi
and Gros Ventres, &? they often meet on the sami
hunting ground, but there is no good feeling existing
between them, aa the Crows and Groa Ventres know
mat tho Assmibotns affiliate with the Sioux. Ther*
are also several bauds of Assiniboins wno reside tn
the British possessions and who seldom come south of
the boundary line?only for the purpose ot stealing.
Among those northern Assiniboins we tlnd the Crees,
who extend from the Cypress and Wood mountains on
the south, to tho main Saskatchewan on the north,
tho Qui Appelle lakes on ihe east and the Rocky Moun
tains on the west. This tribe is very numerous and
ere friendly to ell whites travolling with e British flag.
They have no lovo for anything American except thtli
borsos, goods and provisions. It has been
the policy of the Hudson Bay Company t?
make those Indians hate the sight of aa
American. The Crees end Assiniboins have inter
married considerably, and may be countei trlenda end
ready to make common war against their enemies. In the
mountains and along the foothills of Bow River there
are about sixty lodges of Assiniboins, commonly
called "Stonies" by the Hudson Bay Company. They
are very peaceable, and have bed a hard 111* ot H until
the past two years, when they mado peace with the
Blackfeet, and are allowed by theui to go t* the plains
lor buflalo. The Bluckloet proper Inhabit the country
abont Elk River, Bow River and Porcupine Tail Moun
tains. They number between 300 and 400 lodges; hevt
been very poorly armed until the lest year or aa
Since then they have been arming steadily with
the Winchester carbine, end In e few yean
wilt bo as well armed and mounted as anj
Indians on the plains They were at war with the Creel
ana Assiniboins until a year or so ago. With ths
Blackleet wo And forty or fifty lodges ot Sar-Sees wbe
apeak a language of their own. But little le knows
about these Indians?none appear to know from
whence they come. They ere very quiet and herd
working Indiana The principal
Are crow Foot, Kmgle Rib, old dun and Running Rab
bit. To the south of the Blackleet comes the Bloods,
numbering over 300 lodges, having many so-called
chiefs, among whom we find tho Hind Bull, Red
Crow, Medicine Sun, Old -Sun, Blackfoot Old Woman.
Many Spotted Horse*. Three Bear*, The Father of All
Children, Hainy Cbier, Eagle Head and many others.
The Bloods are well armed and have some excelled
horses. Their young men ere the finest looking In
dians on tho plains and pride themselves on theli
dress and arms. They speak (be Blackleet language,
and many of them have Bleckfeet women for wtvee.
They tuhabit the country from Bow River eonth to lbs
Marias, cxleuding east from the main chain to ths
Wood Mountains, end often as far north as the "Hand"
on Elk river. This tribe la capable of doing greri
damage should they declare war against the whites.
It wee they who
party, at the mouth or tho Marias, twelvo miles from
Benton, In 186a. At present they regard the whites as
their friends and will remain eo unless toe Sioux will
influence them to the contrary. They love war for the
sake of the excitement and spoil, and It makea bnt
little difference to them who they war upon, providing
they can get the best of it. Many of them were quit*
anxious to take the Held against the Sioux last sum
mer, and as they are line shots on horseback they
would do well. Among the Bloods there live slxtj
lodges of North Piegans, under the lead of Bad Boy,
Crow Eagle Chief, Red Crow and Gray Eyes. Thesi
Indians are similar to the Bloods, speak the sami
language, are armed tne same and are aa eager to com
mcnce war on any one as the Bloods are.
The south Piegans occupy the Marias, Milk River
Sweet Grass Hills, Birch and Badger creeks, and oftei
as far north as the Belly and Lost rivers, Chin anl
Green lakes. They number over 300 lodges, end ari
the best mounted Indians among the plain tribe*
They nave been very peaceable, with a lew exception*
since Colonel Baker visited them on the Maries is lk?
winter of 1So9-70. They never will have any love foi
tho white man, and It is questionable If they ever bed.
Tbey have committed more depredations in Montane
than all the Indians combined. It is true
It cannot ell be charged to the Piegans, foe
the Bloods as well as the Bleckfeet assisted
In the work. A war party ot eight or ten would atari
from Bow River, out ol a Btacktoet camp, come south
to e Blood eamp ou Belly River, get ten or twelve re
cruits and come on the Cut Bank or the Marine, find a
Piegan camp aud swell the party to fifty
or sixty. The Piegans were supposed to bs
the most friendly of the tribes end had
the coufldonce ot the men on the frontier and
knew where good henls could be made. After the raid
was made the Piegans went to the Blood camp and got
horses in exchange for their portion of tho epolla.
The Bloods got Blackfeet horses for their own end the
Piegans' share, end the Blackfeet turned them over to
tho Hudson Bey Company and were encouraged to
repeat these tripe as oiten as possible.
[From the Washington (D. 0.) Star, Oct. 28.]
Mary Brown, a South Washington alley ranger and
kleptomaniac, with skin the color her name indioatea,
last weok extended the field or her operations to Alex
andria, where she was canght shoplifting and taken
before a magistrate, who, finding the charge sustained,
sentenced her to receive thirty lashes at the whipping
post.' The officer whose doty It Is to carry the sentence
Inte effect administered twenty of the lashes and
turned her loose, directing her to eome hack te th?
city on the 10th of November to receive the remaining
ten lasbea On her way to the boat to leave town Offi
cer James Smitb necked her again, and, accompanying
her to this city, obtained a search warrant and
recovered some perlumery and otner article!
from Mary's domicile, in an alley In South Wash
ington. which she bad stolen in Alexandria. Again
enjoining upon her to return on the 10th lor the re
maining lasnes, be left her, but Mary has no Intention
of obeying the admonition. This is a regular practioe
of the Alexandria authorities, and that community is
troubled with a less number ol thieves et the petty
class than any city in the country. The "whipping
post" there is nothing more then the prison doors ol
the cells, to wmch the culprits are tied, making them
form what the officers Jocularly call "spread eagles,"
and receive a portion of the stripes named in then
sentences, when they are terned oat with orders ti
return on s fixed day for the balance. Not one hai
ever been known to return to the city.
Nearly s month ago e handsome Italian girl, names
Valeria Aoerbl, left her home In New Orleans Hei
brother. Salvatore Acerbt, by eonstaal inquiry became
convinced that she had left the Crescent City with a
Frenchman, named Laurent Fsscalis, a muaieiaa, for
merly engaged as s baritone singer in tbs Aimde
French Opera Troupe. Mlla Acerbi was nineteen
years old and of prspossoasing appearance Pas
cal Is was torty-flve years old and married,
The girl, on leaving home, bad taken with her $200
belonging to her brother, who came to thin city and
reported the (seta to Superintendent Walling. Detec
tlve Tessaro, ol the Second preoinct Court squad,
owing to bis extensive acquaintance among the Ger
man end French population of the city, was
detailed to investigate the ease. He ascer
tained that Tuscans was ono of the artiste
who participated in the concert given at Tammany
Hall for tbo benefit of Julius lllanc, the French pro
teisor ol music, who subsequently shot bis wile and
child and tben committed suicide, at nia residence in
West Thirty-third street. He at once began inquiries
among the foreign musicians residing in the city, end
after a great deal ef trouble learned that T as calls was
a paid member of the choir oi St. Francis
Xsvier's church, in West Siitoenth street. By
watcoing the church he' succeeded in track
ing Tuscans to his residence In Twenty
eighth street, near Filth avenue. Having
discovered Tascalts' roiideuce, Detective Tessart
celled on Goveraer Tllden and requested him to sign
the warrant ol extradition lor the arrest of the girl.
The Governor, on being Informed of the tacts in the
case, evinced the utmost interest tn the matter, and
not only granted the extradition warrant, but per
sonally endeavored to assist Detective Tessaro In the

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