Philadolphia, Nov. 27. A large and brilliant audience assemilt-d at the Academy of Muic to uight, n the occasion f the delivery oí' a ecture by thu Hon. Schuylar Colfax, nder the auxpicea of the Press Club of hiladelphia, tbe subject being "Across the Continent." Blr. Coliax, in opening, aid it was by mistake he was announced to speak on the duües of next Congress. Hu had alieady sp' ken on that subject, and bad only to say he had nothing to add, except that the only safe pathway in which patriots could move was their duty to our beloved country. Alluding to the synipathy of Russia, so openly and wideiy expressed to thïs couutry du1 ing our recent troublos, bo trusted that when the Old World and the New speak together over the Ruesian-American tclegrapb, we would not forget in tbe first diípatch to recognize the unfultering friendship of that nation Ho t' en pioceeded to givo a most graplnu descriptiou oi 'nis reeent journey over 1,300 miles of road across the plains to Colorado, which seemed formed by nature f oi' railways, To show the pccuuiary success of tbe road, he stated it was already p;tying 82 per cent. In nientioning an incident in the early life of Sheri3an, vvben in ocrnmand of a block house on tho Pacific, vvhere he cut bis wíty tlirough a surrounding force (f IndiaoB, the name of the Gen eral was greetud with a storm of appluufe, lasiiug several minutes. Wheii Mr. Colfax resumed, he said they had a right to applaud hiin. Id a recent couversation with General Grant the latter defcribed Sheridan as one of the tinest, bravest, and most suceessful Generáis in the war. Iu dtsscribing his return trip by sea, he spoke of passing the Uepiiblio of Mexico. He culled it the Republic, because he reeognized no righlful Empire there. This was grcoted with deufeniog applause, long coutinued and repeuted. Mr. Colfax then returned to his interesting interview with Biiglüuo Youug, whoin he had advised to have another revelation soon, prohibiting polygiimy. Brigham repliec tliat he would be glad to have such a revelation, but soiae of bis folluwern were not so disposeu. Mr. Colfax thougfat it was time to draw a line o distinotion. If' Mormons be allowec freodom of religious belief, they shoulc be tauglit to put a 1 mit to their revela tions. The lecturer closed with ii beau tiful peroration on the benefit of the Pa cilio Railroad.