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The Services in the City Churches I
Continued from Eighth Page. I
Trinity i'Uurch. L
Yegterday was u sad aud mournful Kaster Sunday iffB
014 Trinity. The customary Easier decorations wor Wj
thera, bul the entrances u> the church were draped ml
mourning, mid the vast congregation which filled every H
part of the building had evidcntl) before their miuda the W
terrible bereavement which the uatiou has sustained AH
pvclal prayer was offered up iu the morning for Mr* B
Lincoln and family. When the anthem, "Ho was cut offm
from the laud of the living," wa?sung with the plaintiveH
"But Thou didst not leave hi* soul in Hell" (HuuUuI'rH
pathetic masterpiece, rauny of the congregation could 3
not restrain their tear*. A touch of nadnew even wxsH
oominunicai d to tho ''Hallelujah Chorus" which fol-H
lowed: IJ
The preacher waa tbe Rev. I)r Vinton. His dincourxaffl
was powerful and made an evident impression on thcH<
oongWKation. "The Lord ha? risen. The Lord ha* risen Kg
Indeed, and has app?ared unto Simon." Such wn the H
ancient K?ste:- morning Ml'itat'on of the priest* Of thi-fi
Eastern church. Bearing in inind the cirtiuinstances oi'^l
uiu nation and tue national sympathies or the niinian n
heart, he preferred to npply iltiwo words to the row p.
before Uim, so that in our affliction we mi&ht learn the jfS
lea?ou of Kasterday. We bad neon ?>ur Lord crudtied by p
wicked men, for which crime f!?c Jews as a nation wtTvet
s< attoied o\ -r the entire earth, ?n<l well nigh extermi ft
nated. On this same day our nn'lou hud seen its Chief!
Magistrate slrickou by the hand of tltf assassin, actuated!
by wickedness ns great as that of (lis Jews themselves. y
and instigated by causes as ma (gmuit l'resldent Jij
Linecln was slain by the peritiissw^n of Jesus Christ. ">
It becam? us tbeu to ask v? bat good ware K
we to d(#ive from this gr-at allii lion. One of the great I
lessons w hich this war had taught us was to recognize I
the hand or God. Another lesson viia that there had*
always been found m?su?instruments of God?fltt' d fori
tbeir office?one man to organize an army, another to I
lead H to victory?and ar soou as they1 had accomplished "
the work given them to do they had en removed audi
other men raised In their place. When we saw the one g
man (Abraham Unrein). like Paul, a h-4* d and shoulder* V
taller than t he rest, our disposition forh h '-worship might ft
have lod us to give him more honor m in belonged toft
provldenti.il man, and a jealo- s (iod hail removed liiing
frorftus, to show that the Is>rd Jesus ? lone was ou>-&
President, our King, our Saviour. H \va* He who had C
directed this resolution which was nc w mouldingC
the two opposing civilizations into which our 8
oountry had been divided into one nobU r, purer and 8
more in accordance with Christ's teaching We must|j
notonthU day indulge fecliues of vengenn uo. It was R
the dav on which riiritit arose rnm tlx. .! -id. Ulld we E
must recollect that He rose not only to brinj ' light and E
peace, but to be the Judge of the world. I^*t the cause E
which had Inspired the assassin* arm have ti i? hatred
of our hearts, ax siu ought to bo haled; but l? ' ""P'tyB
the sinners. Let no private vengeance bo t? ,<Pn?n"j
private hatred be entertained. Let us leave tba t to the j
vlcejerency of Jes <n Christ and to the jutl** . g
land. There was oi.e treat lncid"ht in tho B bTe which 3
our Judges should have before their eyes as an et? tuple, 1
When Saul, in detlance of God's command, spur <1 n
the king ol the Amnjorites, Samuel said to him, "1'or^
this thing God has cast thee out of thy kingd om." ^ndt)
Samuel himself, with tears streaming down h s face, * 1
*11 hiss natural feelings arous 'd; but, knowiux h.M sty ,n,j
mission from <!od, took Ai;aj,' and hewod liiru in pW(. "s!
brforo the Lord. In thi:? spirit hould the leaders of tt> 0 I
rebellion l?* dealt with. I'res dent Lincoln had arriva 'i
at tho end of hi'mission. On the very day not only o,
our Lord's cructlixion, but the <!ny on which the ra,. ii:g 1
of the tla? over Sumter typified the resurrection of the i
nat on, Cod had said to liitn, "Welf clono, thou good andk
faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy l,ord."E
It may "be that President Lincoln w is unfitted, by thes
natural genllea? and h . :n m ty of hia dUpojutii n, t"',?
o\e-ute the stern justice of Christ's vicegerent. And soyl
let us Say, "iiod's w II bo done." Asa nation, lot tisAl
pray our Lord Jcsu? Christ to support him whom H" lias{j|
placed in-th stead of the great and good man called to?3
Himself. Ai d with our lamentation let us ttiinglo praisejy
as becomes us on Easter Day. 10
Obn iu in Kt4.al.ii was thi n snnir and the comzrai?atii>ii PS i
dispersed. Pi |
Churrh of tlic Holy Trinity. U 1
ur.y, htephkn n. tyng, .ik. |j 1
The morning exercises were opened by s'lngiUKS
''Christ, ilie Lord, is risen to-day," Madame Clara M. j
Brinkerlioll' leading in that and Chappel'a Eustor An t
them. '
Kev. Mr. Tyn? took for his text the passage in Rxodus
xii.,3:?"A lamb for* house," Tracing the primitive
butory or the church, he tihowed that its true relation,
which should never be lost sight of, was that of a family,
Josus Christ himself being the Priest of the household, .
our elder brother, on whom each could rest with a feeling
of personal nearnesi. The cultivation of this intimate
relation between members of Christ's Church promoted .
a feeling of sympathy, so that "if ono member suiter, all
the members suffer with It; if one member rejoice, allH
the members rejoice with It." This thought led to someH
remarks on the dark event which has Just taught us, osM
a nation, a community of sorrow. Tho assassin's bandH
bos robbed oar country of its head and draped in weedsu
of mourning thousands of homes. It oomes home to usH
as a personal affliction. It stultifles all human H
stoicism In the assaugement of this heart slck-H
cess. Every half hung Sag which yesterday H
drooped in a dispirited breeze, each tear which coursed H
down bromed and manly cheeks, every deep nn-H
utterable sense of grief, to day more Intense and ab-H
sorbins, as the dreadful tidings are better realized, seems
to be inn sad echo of Rltsha's loving lament. "My father! H
my fatner1 the chariot of Israel and the horsemen H
thereof;" for we see him no more The balo of martyr- H
dom already encircles the remembrance of a man thanH
whom none in office has ever been more patriotic andfl
pure, the principles of whose administration hare beenV
in the truest sense Christian?who in Mnglenessof heart H
fearin? C.od served the Lord Christ. Removed now froinH
the Dlace of human nreiudlre all nnmrihilitv nf mivnn.l
(motion having gone, we can a* Christians reJolceHj
together that Abraham Lincoln ever lived; and. though M1
ikltb wet and briny tears, we weep over hi* lom, in tbeM,
holiness of our faith we can still so confidently say.
"Bleeaed are the dead who die in the Lord; even
o aalth the spirit; for tboy rest from their
labors, and thuir works do follow." How glo
nously true shall tbla last clause be of
himt While there in freedom and n man in these I'nlSed
. tales to enjoy It, he shall not be forgotten. What the
Divine purposo may be which Is shrouded In this dark
dispensation, we shall not dare to speculute. Though a
/man for whom the wonst of human deaths would be
lenient punishment was tbe agent, yet in the sadness of
subdued but still trusting spirits, we must learn after all
that It is the Lord s doing He doeth as he wills with
his own It is our* in the Christian trust of resignation,
lighting hard those nld feelings of vengeance, which are
tbe plague of all our hearts, "to mourn for him as one
ruuurnr-th for his only son, and to be In bitterness for
him at oce that is in bitterness for his first born " For
him it Is far better; but for us, for us! Would to f?od a
, double portion of the spirit of Elijah might fall with the
mantle upon Eluha. Be very earnest in your pray
era for him who, by this sad event is called to
hold the holm of Htate He will need all your
forbearance and sympathizing help for the sake
of the spirit which is lied?for country's sake, for
Ood's, stsnd by Jo?hua as yoti have by our meek and
mighty Modes We wreathe with our Kaster offering
block folds of drapery; we mingle with our eiulUnt
anthems the minor n?.tes of grief. We are silenced in
our overmuch Joy with choking sobs of sorrow which we
ennnot restrain It Is not an untoward conjunction of
ev -nts which calls us, on our first occnpiitmn of this
church, to mourn Ingot her. I.et it be but the earnest of a
true Christian sympathy I.et the sadness of the hour
aerve to ImprntH upon our hearts and minds the resfion
lb lilies we owe each other as members of a common
house. I.et us b" bound as a people closely together
Let us our mutual burthens bear; let us share our mu
tual woes.
rtu<A ha* been the liberality ami zeal manifented InH'1
thl* new church ml' rprliie thnt although undertaken ? *
j''*r ago with nothing in the treasury, the warden* nn'lB"
vestry export to have (be whole expenses ?>f ground mill
4) .lldlng. Amounting to ahnut $100,000 cleared oil by theM
tall. A >oll -cii<>u of |SOOO w?k taken up at the ( lose ofH
the ?ervlc?R toward* that object.
Charrh of the Mtiilah. I ^
There was a crowded and fashionable attendance jex-Hl
terday morning at the Rev I)r Osgood's church, comer I
of Twenty eighth Hreet and Madison avenue Th< l
sanctuary waa decorated for Easter service*, being hnngl
with wr*sthi of flower* and other appropriate etnblemsH
of the day A national flag covered with crai>e Indi I
oat?d the moarntug of the congregation for the sudden?
and terrible death of our late President I
After slqglnf as appropriate hymn prayer waa offered I
tip by the Her. Dr Osgood, In which a feeling allusion!
m made to the nation * loee They wer* that dnyl
strangely e?*rcl*ed aad anrely tried; they were happy I
and they war* aad ; they all mourned aa a nation, for thai
Tathar of oar oounlry waa laid low. There waa iw>t afl
household In th* city that did not ferl ae If they h%dl
l<m a near relative, a dear friend, a kind father. IVel
ahmiid M*as Almighty Ood that we were a nation, andH
that w* were abl* yet to aund by our benner Hel
bli'Msed Ood for the victory we bad gained. The wicked I
haud thet struck -town Abraham Lincoln was like the!
h-m l of the Uan>greea?r who nailed our Mevlor to tbeD
After prayer the rcvernd gentleman read lengthy I
xlracta from the isortpturee, when the choir pang ? I
J*ru?*t?in bit happy home, [I
to me. U
" "?n """'i mj inborn "i??e ?n end* H<
<in joy. and p?*,?. ?n.| th*?. ij|
Dr Oe*<xxf thou th? pulpit *nd procerJo.iBI
to d*IW*r hWdttf our?? H. took h a teit from 8t John, H'
90th ohaptor -"IV* c b? itnto > i.tj ThPM Wor^Mki JJl
Hid, 0?m? U? up from our ri ori Saviour. Wo wernH,
it nnger* ih?t <U) in oor' ?? l."?ru w<t Imrdly knowyl
k'i* wt wmtod A Atrlrkon (louplc RiIl(, t? ti,?ir alurxJG
quit* aure Hut 0?d would comfiri tboin He would Kokllll
II _
Ma twoi had ft ocourred to the* how peculiar wm the I
ipeii?uc? a preacher* L#?i Mondar ihe word* ufH
the tail Ibr his dUrourse had oome to him ?a moat ap
propriate id the axpraaaion?-'Paaoa ba unto you" All
aature 10 Ma garb of HpriDf tuid Rualing beauties hail
reoomtueoded it. Tl>? glortaua newa of victory which I
was sent us had endorsed It. Hut yesterday morning E
how changed the aretie The tiding! of the attsajwina J
tioa of our great President struck ua with horror B
It aaaaned a? If all would looae their reaitou I
But we must turn to Cod. He (the revernd R
proaehcr) did not think it naceimary to changeH
hut teit. It VMll say, Brethren, Christiana, fellow
count ryniou 'u the name of your bleeaed Lord, Joau? D
? -* ' "> .... ? w?irl? to that II
benediction. As a nation, Wc should come boforo Christ K
[and take Inn benediction. The hand of rebellion was If
stricken down. It waa for ns American* to thank Godl
for tot victory Peace wan to come Not from the urmy H
and navy alone, but from Ood himself. The reverend K
preacher then [Iroceedcd to sp6a)t strictly on theological!
matters. At the conclusion of his remark? be again
alluded to the traijic events of the Jiour. Dunth had set Bj
ita solemn neal upon u great principle. In the death of E
Ahruliam Lincoln the Southern people had lost their best N
friend. Though of a rough nature he wae as gentle andH
tender as a woman?the mature version of Ueorge Wash H
iugton. After some Itirlher eloquent tributes as to the
memory of Mr. Lincoln, Or. Osgood concluded hie discourse
by stating thai funeral services would be hold in
the church on Thursday next.
St. Paul'a Church.
The usual Easter services were celobrated In this
hucb. N? sermon was preached. The Rov. Morgan L.
Mix merely said: ?
The word* which I had prepared to speak to you upon
this Easter festival seem strangely inappropriate now,
md I had no heart to prepare others. Our sentiments of
joy at the resurrection, our feelings of peace and brotherly
love, are all merged in sorrow. When we think
uf that room in which he lias dead, with the nation, in
spirit or in reality, watching round his bier; when we
think of that other room, in which lie two other victims,
trembling between life and de?th, mere words should be I
Tow or none. Christ, indeed, is risen for us to il ty; but
to us, uu to th?tn of old, hn is risen in the night?in
darkness. May God in his mterey comfort the hearts
that mourn, and spare to the nation those who are
stricken mo cruelly. 1 cannot speak to you this morning;
the solemn services of the Church to-day will speak
more feelingly to your hearta and minds, and by their
tones of joy render morn marked your?and the nation's
grief. 1,-t the services go on.
Christ Church.
The celebration of the great festival of the resurrection
of our I.ord, lining one of the highest and most Important
|ceremnmes of l'1B church, prevented emblems of mourn
ing being displayed at this church yesterday.
This was in accordance with instructions received by
the rector, Hev. F. C. Ewer, from the bilhop of tbe diocese,
wlio a Ho directed the church to be draped in mourning
immediately after the conclusion of the ceremoni"s
of the day, and that, a* the 'JOth Instant whs Het apart by
the Governor as a day of humiliation ami prayer, appropriate
services be ollered on that day, at half-past ten
A. M
The presence of outward emblems of Harrow were not
i needed, as the music stealing through the grained and
< vaulted ai?les of the church aud tho solemn sadness
I which every w here prevailed brought to mind the reflec;
tion that though the President of the I'nited States has
passed from the troubled scene of his earthly labors?that
* he has fallen*.asleep in Christ, and that as he (lied with
Him, so will he rise to a glorious reward in the everlast i
ma morning of the resurrection. A truly eloquent and
pi earnest discourse was delivered bv the Kov. TUos. Cook. '
I '
j St. GeorKti't CIturclK
? Tllti BKV. I)K. TYNO.
'I A very largo congregation assembled at this church
:< yesterday, at eleven o'clock, to hear the venerable Dr.
; Tyng. The air of this great throng of worshippers as
jtliey camo in, as they moved softly up the long aisles,
'as they sat in ponsive siluucc awaiting tho opening of
the services, all betokened the heaviness of that sorrow
t hat weighs down every heart. The pulpit was draped
ai >out with th i sad emblems of a nation's won. Against
rh * dark background of crape which hung around it in
,rn ceful festoons, encircling the whole front and caught
ip i ii the middle with a loop or sombre Due, win su.j
:>end ''' t'"' Ht,trry ""S, each star gloaming with a melan
-hi>1y Iumre, iu sad contrast with the radiant splendor
>f t? 0 ???y? aKo. At the left or the chancel
a t. ,h*cti surmounted by the bust of the Rev. James
Milnor a ^ormer rector, wa* decked with the sam? sable
weeds w ilh w^'c^ evvrj heart is now trying to give expression
, 0 l'"t universal sorrow. The font, that sweet
ami blevw d 8.vm^K>' of tlm new life, now shrouded in
black am 1 forgetful of its guce joyous speech, spok?
only of dot a death tile xaddest, the crueleat, th"
wickedest t 0Tcr miu'* ^ir heart of a nntion bleed?
and behind i 1 'oc|urer, tt"d to the right of it the road
ing desk mo urnfully, like all around, upheld the sacrec
volume*' that niight brl"8 PC"<*. but not Joy, to thi
stricken soul. ,,, . ,, . _
In speaking n' ,h* proclamation of Governor Fenton
appointing nwt Thursday m a day of thanksgiving fo
<>ur victories Di ' Tyn* Mil1 lhat '^iifmuch as those vie
toriea had bees t ur?J*d '"1? mourning, the day would b<
observed not m Intended, but with serviced beiltting tin
occasion Before taking hi* text he $a:d:
Mr Dmar nu tiirw?1The draperies which hani
around in front of m8 ^ay arranged by the lovely an.
loving hands of at 'm* of lov,J daughter* of thei
country, in this t? 'ov?d fla k, tell, the whole story o
the day brings so pi eminently, and especially the sub
ject of which they ? '?**, ^ore the minds of all wb
are gathered here Iti **Vlt *em* ' P??"We to step as id
from it, and vet It it> ?i?rly impossible for we, in m;
oppressed hardened ai my*"* BUU? "? m'nd- f* uc
as to towck It this day. 7 hope on Thursday to be?l
lowed to speak somte o* my Noughts and feelings cor
cerning it: but on tt?i*< ?caslt n ' *5*" present my Baete
thoughts as they w< ire p ""pare* ' and r?utJe ready befor
this great event occ urn* I.
Chare h o* "<!?? p, 'rltan.
THE KIT. t>*. 'OpOROK I '*
The Church of the Porftad*, on < 'nion Wl
densely Ailed. The e etlre interior was dl*P*^ 10 "?ourl
ing, and the sable trai ?pings covered (ha r**diB
rieik and organ left
Dr. Onra offered op a very fervea 1 rr,yer B
prayed for the repoee o? f the soul of the Pk ?rtdent H
loped God would grant Bis consolation to i " ?V" lh
lreadful calamity which had befallen our p v ^P1* - B
irayed that wisdom mlgh t be given to the new > ****
hat be may govern aa we tl aa his predecessor U ** *
night become one nation, and peace be grante d W 0 a
3e praye<l that the colored race might live as w?
ind enjoy the same privilege; that wisdnn tali *ht 1
tiven them to enjoy all righ Vs of citUenship so 111 3rml,J
)wuiw#d od them.
Dr. Cheever then deHv*tkl a aermon. takino fa " htl
fit the fourteenth terse of tbo third chapter of Ecci J.
istes:?" I know that whatsoever <}od doeth shall "
orever; nothing can be pat to it. nor anything taken ftr* ,
t; and (tod dooth it that men should fsar before Him
le remarked that since God had spoken to the Jews, A 1
lever spake to a nation as he had done to ours this day
Ins last sad event was the thunder of divlns wrath ; it wm
Kt tremendous event of centuries. It bad thrown a.
rhole nation into such mourning that they all turned tok
heir congregations to weep and lament as at a fonersl. I
he entire nation had bs?n smitten; every loyal householdB
aourned; every man, woman and child bewailed as if wlthB
personal loss. Verity In the midst of triumph God hadH
inde us weep and mourn. This event was the moat H
t-markable In the reeqrd of empires. In the midstH
f a national triumph <;?d bad appeared and said, "iH
:i.il I be exalted! ' and the rrlme had been committed andM
>me upon us so suddenly a* to be almost supernatural. H
ins was a lesson from God for our good, k taught usH
iu nearer we came to God the more we feel His power. H
ucb was the lesson of death?the death of our good and H
onored President Many would have given their llfeH
) bold back the bonr of death Hut yesterday, as ItH
ere. be wa? in strength, holding the de*tmy of thirty H
lillions of people, to day he was a lifeless corpse. AtH
lie t?uch of a finirer of a Oend thirty millions were torn '
?-lled to mourn his loss. Hee him rejoicing for the na
ion, and the next moment stricken down in hit power
nd glory. And they all see bow be died All feel it
igotlier, because it is tlie interest of all There are many
rho have had death in their doors; but by Mine, and
>ever, has death been felt as this?the lesson of the^ay
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Charch.
The church of the Rev. Dr. Adams, at the corner of
wenty fourth street and Madison avenue, wan crowded
? excess yesterday morning. The pulpit and surround
tigs, as well as the columns and balconies, were draped
n bbrk and white, aud the whole internal appearance
f the ?acred edifice was solemn and impressive In the
sire me
The Bev Dr Ad ami preached a most eloquent sermon,
le said that this day was the anniversary of lbs resorption
of our blessed lxird from the dsad, and ss a day
?r joy cel"brat<-d andob?ervet among all Christians He
iad exited to have met his congregation to rsJoloe
nstead of oondoling with them. There was everything
*> rejoice for in the memories brought to ns by ths fsstl
'a! of the Resurrection; but alas! we wars also called
ipon to mingle sorrow with our Joys In bswalling
ihe lose of tlia honored head of the nation. But
k few days and the rountry was in ths hsiffit
>f Ms r*|jvlclng for our numerous victories by tend
uidsea, the early breath of spring blew calmly apen
lowers adorning our national banner; everything tended
? the cessation of war and the return of peaco Bat how
changed was all th s? By a sudden stroke at the hand of
k treacherous w* ?in lh<> Pr*sld<>nt of the t'nlU-d SUl?f>B
im IwI'D t?k<n ??ay from us, and |frora py t)i? whole!
ration hia iwrn thrown into mourning It may be aaidl
ihat this was not 111" (Irv-t time that such a thing bad or I
:urrr?l in history. Ri< lmnl the First was ahot at his own I
.able: and U'-nry the Fourth of Franc* wan brutally I
i-sa.wma xd. Hut there It no parallel In hmt< ry to th< l
nrrlblo ud Ixkrharmw ai< which tin* Just orrnrrod to layl<
tur good and honest President In the grave Hucb wll I
ul, tisnU?w, un allriJ Tr>r murder was nover Iwf.ice |>t
Mitrntcd. If evor ?nv nmn desorved the roaueut ami I
netw tork rrekai.n; m
honor of the |mh?i>I<> it vra* Ahrn'.?*i. l.iruoln If hoy rc an 1
er*r workwl faithfully for th" (food of iii^ country ami \
for l?? restoration to a lu titu pew c it w:;n h?. T>tt is
tto act t?f bi-on rworrt tiiat ?? <-vcr c> nrtrt??ri/ I l>v jit1
malic* or maK'nitr H never di I anything to jj iad on ?
tbe pa'x'"iia of men for < il purpo-e? H>h !"irt. th"'-!'h jj'
firm and rn?ol?ite, w:is alwiiv* to poor o|| or the truuhled A 1
waters, a>d to assure harmony bv the flrf"->e>* o" an- i
thority and tin* gcntlencHa of ;tfe?1ton. 11" rould not j1
recall a Mnele action of the deceawd which wiiv not J'
-i h? l,,.n..,iv kmdn hk. mercy, beeevolence J1
and true con-n ientiousness In tlo-s of such a man 3'
God int ends that the nal ion (-hall (if made to feel that -j'
He rules over all lu our deep national affliction H'
wo cuii only come to Horn and a-k for re- " ;
lief. It is well known that the Inr'tnn tribes'
on the frontiers of our country rail the President of Jj I
the I'ntleil States their (ireut 1'ather; und this is a happy ^ '
and beautiful thought; for he has always been to the?e i
simple and untutored savaees what a loving nnd tender t
father should be to hia rhildren. And an these poor, J,
trusting Indian* look to their earthly father for protec ?
tion, so must we look to God with faith ancHiope for 'heK
salvation or the nation The reverend gentleman then t> 1
observed that in the course of his professional rare r-ti" & i
had twke been railed upon to visit the deathbed of the ji (
President of the country. He alluded to tho cases oi ft
l're.ndeiits Harrison and Taylor. But these cases were P
not parallel to this; for these public servants diedE
naturallv, whiU in the discharge of their duty. Pr 'sident gj
Lincoln has been cut down in the midst of hiR usefulness Eg
and by the hand of a base assassin. The head is stricken. Ef
and the whole body shudders. The father of the country H
is fallen, and the whole nation mourns. Ther are some KJ
men who stand forth so prominontly among thcircontem M
poraries that when they die the shock resulting from I
their loas convulses the whole world. No man livetli I
unto h'mself nor dieth unto himself. President Lin B
coin was one of these. Tbure are many couptries nf B
Europe, and more especially Oermany and Switzerland, fl
where his memory will long abide and be reverenced for B
many a day. If it be intubating, aa it must be to all I
his friends, both hore and on the other side of the Atlan B
tic, let them be assured that his Immortality la secure, H
i without any tarnish or collapse. His name shall live for
evermore. He is secure of his place in the hearts of the
people, to be enshrimed and honored, whatever becomes!
of tlie names of any other men. Slnoe the illustrious |
citir.en that founded the government was taken from us
there liu? been none other like Abraham Lincoln. Washington
was in the Providence of God left childless,
so that by a grateful people he should always
bo called by the name of the Father of the
nation. And now that our .lamented and assassinated
President?another father of his country?has been
taken from us thus rudely and abruptly, the crown of
martyrdom is his, and no lapse of time can eradicate his
glory from the minds of the people. No oblivion can
evor reach his fame; and even now hts spirit speaks to
ns, as It will to our posterity, through the solemnities
attendant on this hour.
For the atari of our bauner grow aaddened and dint.
Let ua weep for its darkness, but weep not for him.
The learned and reverend gentleman then proceeded
to descant on the wantonness and enormity of the act of
assassination, which, he said, was one of the principal
foaturvs of the tragedy. What could conspirators expect
to gain by It? They could not help the rebellion by
it In any way. It could not for a moment arrest the lawful
authority of the government. Hereafter it will
be a mutter of wonder that, in the midst of so grave
. - i-..."! ruUmitv a nnw President wis inaugurated
with ho mtirh culm new and order. Millions of
people to-day will, amid their team and prayers, swear
in tlioir heart* before Him who sits upon the throne
that this government Khali be perpetuated and upheld
forever. I,lke the crucifixion of Christ this assault upon
(toe life of the Chief Magistrate was no hastily arranged
matter. It was a well defined plot, and it is a fltttnjr
climax of tho crime which sought to take the nation's
life. Wh"n, four years ago, it was said that there was
a conspiracy to take the life of Mr. Lincoln before his
inauguration men laughed at it. Now they may well see
how much ground there wan for such a fear. As there
hellion was conceived in gnilt and sin, nil its fruits must
necessarily be guilty and detestable. The reverend geliItiemao
then drew the proper distinction between tho
leaders of tho rebellion and the misled masses of the
Southern people. He AUvded to the barbarous spirit of
slavery a? exhibited throughout tho war, in the burning
of cities, the treatment of prisoners, tho murder of Innocent
people and the final crime of cowardly
assassination. In the course of the discourse
the reverend gentleman read a lettor from the late
President to a Quakeress, In which he spoke feelingly
of his reliance on tlio guidance of (lod in his important
otllce, thanking her for her prayers, and saying that lie
was sure that In the inscrutable providence of (>od he intended
some great good for the nation to arise out of a
war which man could not begin nor extend. In conclusion.
I>r. Adams said that thero was a growing spirit of
sentimentality that would denounce capital punishment as
I contrary to Ihe pliiin theology or me uidiu. tuum wrm,
however, ho hoped, none who did not desire (hat the
wretch who had perpetrated this awful crime should be
brought to prompt and nwlft punishment. He closed by
au eloquent and feeling tribute to the dead President,
and eloquently called upon the conxregration to pray for
the n*w man, that he may become another Joy and glory
to the nation.
St. Lnke'i Charrh.
During the morning service at this Episcopal church
yesterday, the Rev. Dr. Forbes delivered an eloquent
adilreM on the death of Mr. Lincoln before a large con
grcgatlon. Thn Rev. Doctor having referred briefly U
his assassination and the gloom cast over the oountrj
by the event, Mid the 111* of the President wm oni
worthy of oontemplatlon. If they examined the view
of thji early writers of the Christian Church, they woul<
at once discover that Mr. Lincoln was worthy o
the earred term of .Inaityr. Thoae writ era ha
held that when a man sacrificed his llf
/or country?when he followed s pat'
of duty <Vr the purpose of conferring beaeQt on his fkl
low men, when he kept in his career a steady eye on th
future, and the course be bad selected, and perform*
his actions from the love and fear of Almighty God; an
when, a* last, be was baptized in his own blood, he ha
in himself aad in hie memory all the materials and fei
tures which constitute a martyr. As they wuuld all eoi
cede that the late President waa guided mainly la hi
course by the fear and lore of God. and as he had died i
his own blood, he was than entitled to be called a mai
tyr, and he had no doubt Uiat he waa then enjoying th
blissful peace of paradise.
Th? Brick Freabjrterlaa Church.
During the services yesterday at the churoh of tb
Rev Dr. Spring, corner.of Thirty seventh street and Ftft
venue, the Rev. Mr. Murray delivered a discourse o
the all abeorbmg topic <M the President's aasassinatioi
taking his text from the 112th Psalm, fourth verse"Unto
the upright there ariseth light in the darkneaa
Hie remarks, so far aa they related to the calamity, we
mm fallows
?.l A horror of Uitck darknww aettlea over the nation I
d, Bday. Nothing like it over before brooded over the nalio
eflal heart and plunged It In deep depreMion. We turn
> Qby force of inalinct? nay, rather an under the progieea
I ? deuee, dark a#eney to thoee pa.-wagee of the Paalme wh*
lL reathe out in their aolemn eadencea all the platan?
I ufv ? "f bruiaed and broken bearta, and all the fore bod la
lof ttk rubied and anitoua spirit* Not that death haa 1
Ithe fljv 1 ,lm* fnU'r?>'1 ?ur balla of SUte and ent down e
chief ""l'lgtr*t<* * > ike midat of their public service a
Itheir aolem.'1 before haa the nation be
trailed to mm. OTrr tb# of Preaidenta In o<D<
I Then the nation ,WM bowr<1 wlth mighty grief. Then I
'nation turned it*eh' 10 0??J-U?e unchanging, ever lorl
Ood-and confessed .tUl ln Hlm 1
t notability of all ham*? d'r*Ddencea then forced 1U
j t*?n the national conarV a*n?"' an' P*rtP
W) >re bmhed in the sti/l/K. * ot eoleran Pre
ice. Bui today, whi>? w# Ure ,h* ?
at In form, the darkr.eea upottV*' lh* P1*' conau
ns, tb# aniiety opprewing uaiffc."* hul din
r* -hadoacrt in similar preceding D~' " 60,1
ux in ? fearful crista of our history It cornea li
r<^m over wfclch by tnraa we shudder m.t\ horror I
b with inrf.gnation As saeaaeination of U*P??r
ixrmtfi ithatdraga out some loathed Ufa atfWfc V
cannot hear of cr read af but to be deeply mow! ?
now b T om-fell kound, by one Satanic energy of trK'
ioiilL atioa leapt' to lie utmost of damnable wi?k?
n?? . Its utmost ?*>f woe and desolation. and strike*
daae'ern 0,0 '*" national beart. force* ita deadly rr
riIm intM 'h* nation* I life in the peraona of the Pm
d?nt ?nii Secretary of Stata?not as they were cltlaa
but ma ti "f wrr th* people?and glvea
historv a crime before whiob wickedneaa, which I
bri-n H?y. 11 e4 inmra* irably atrocM.ua, growa tar
nd hcftT, ? etliieb h? II itself might well ti
Dale ?ruk hor.w The darkness of the hour
moreover > 0 *'^ow f<lllowln? ?*''? ahadowa
midnight'fa '<" * L#uWartty'llVhtr#w^hth|
waa light f? r oa i?' 4"(rJ
fiuh unofi i 'ur darken , 'ODK
^rw^r:? *.wXna.
? 'n7VZIUf V * frorn^^
' - II'l OIL ahadowa of nil
. ?. rr. * *<? ???' p?
and oor dark net le.U .?^<1
ipf peace Il ia, k'7 Wenda, the hlaft af gloom,
id conaole aad Mi <\ ftben a, ,B # " i t_ ^
the galled prttl 'e,t ?a It la the i!?L iS ehee
mlnlafe?* of >ell*i e?k 0 'Peak word* 'iea in
men In ib<F (Urkra' * i\f '? Ume. U? m V of
clualon, direct \ %0r f1"* to the aw,,?? W
ten aa a ground of eotlU *"* for the " !
to take auch d. Waratto^ -a prom?^'11^
... u<m. ?. ^ Jml. c,.?. h to BuZi' * < ^
Ill ih* Milled acn *icti<u . '^at, there |?
for ua yet to bi*?ai out i *?m *11 the* eloim
G?d la bringing nrto bltnr ?lf w v . " 'f aoun* of Ii?Ml
m He h? 4<m? ag ?in ami (gala hd, "ro '? thla mod awtal
period of oor nat lonaJ hi aiory. fc, to day th? ^
!>?ated aeaaona ot Hark re *e during lh* r?oent ;nn|
Mcn'a h< aria bave failed tfiem fur f, '*r before to day
Hare nol our armleii b*ei fc aaten f Hn * nr,t our proil
tar la mlararrlad ' Haa not i gtlonal dlaaot. rtared ual
In the flN*. a grim and limb 'e ajiectre at flr\ yet gradu I
ally taking on mora of a drat ?i realit? while . "Hn? nonel
of IU pnWntloii* frigbtfalne- ?f Haa t,..i Ootf, time and I
again, brought light out of da rkne<*? xba hlato-l
rlan of thin atruggla will hare more than onoa i* aay_ I
"At thlapoint, at thaterlala nr thing?NMi mom H "P? I
l*'"a that the fortune* or the Ai uerlcan people n?> be I
will add, If he la a devout hla loran and an unrieTOfctfl
kMOflML Ilka an nndavout i Mronortir-r. Ii mad-"Atfl
ihli) point God aal<l lat there l>e light and there ??? light " H
All thla dealing of Uod with ? ' lh? pnat la grouMi Ofl
Konfldenra for almtlar dealing In thr future God I
ronipleiea Ilia work In the world If,. |rBVrp, no(tl| ,
Inouiuolaw In nature w unuie. or pfnvldeucc. In noma I
O.VD VY," APRIL 17, 1813.
wmiimmv-tw i , iwnr^l
ri?(Tui?b> #ir Iti!" A ^11 break rorlli for im from thMe 91
Ibfon ? n> k t:|w>u His ?ut? 3j
t. -l in Hi - h.ve ni%' <vi.ii puteintly for Him i]
Kill t'.m i-iig.'xtH what L* th<- gr at duty of
llio Lour ti.r u it a 4'Uurrh of CbrUt??tj
I'ur us who lei eve in pruyof? Thorn; *anctuurlr? JH(
urn.t ic bf> filled with people looking t?4iod for light, jo
is manlfmilv the Divine purpose Co throw tl,w nation fl|'
ii [m m ;i l?|-.in<- arm for ltadeliver:ilii'e. By p. very terrible kl
1lnc plino <;%*; in bringing im to w;e and fe? f ihin. It id toHi
ifli'd oui wli'ite future national d velopmrat; anil if weHi
now learn to acknowledge Cod in all our way*, He will Hi
Jirect our |wlb, ami h I'utur open to us which wo may H
sntrr on wiiii chastened, sundeind hearts, with resolute Ell
ind peaceful heart*, a.-, a future of n.'itionui development* Hi
iii nut glorious, be mice most lellfcloua, of ail inown ti>E
Lu'? wok ri^.^4 f,,r viiiiup ,,r ,-Uiiirt hv dav and our tf
pillar of firo by night, light shall rise upou all our dark
Lit>k, present or to cone.
St. Patrick'! Cathedral.
The cathedral Church of St. i'atnek wu yesterday
crowded by a devout congregation, who assi.-ted at the
celiibratlon of high mass, at which the veuorable and
beloved Archbishop officiated, assisted bv numerous
priest* anil acolytes. Aftor the communion tbe Arch
bishop addressed the congregation from the steps of the
ill tar.
The Archbishop saidBoloved brethren, after the
lengthened services of the church at whioh yeu have
been assisting I have to ask the privilege of trespassing a
few minutes more upon your patience. The privilege
which I ask 1b indeed very sad and very mournful one?
a privilege which I hare reserved fer myself, for the reason
that 1 cannot and could not, without Injustice to my
own feeljngs, and, I am sure, to your feelings also, allow
myself to forego. And that privilege, aa doubtless yon
already anticipate, is of addressing to you at least a few
brief and imperfect words upon the great, I may even
say tbe artful, calamity which has so unexpectedly fallen
upon our beloved and now still more than aver
afflicted country. But two days ago we beheld the rejoicings
of an exultant people mingling even with the
commemorative sorrows of our Saviour's" crucifixion.
To-day we fehold this same people's sorrow mingling
with the rejoicings of that Saviour's resurrection. It is a
sad and a sudden transition. It Is a mournful?It Is oven
a startling contrast. The Church could not dlvost herself
of the garments of her mourning on Good Friday,
neither can she now lay aside her festive robes or hush
her notes of gladness and thanksgiving upon this her
Raster Sunday; still, though, as children of that Church
wo may and we do participate in all her sentiments of
Joy. Yet at the same time, as children of this nation,
as children of this republic, we do not the less sincerely
and less deoply, or less largely, share In that nation's'
bitter grief. Oh. no, no. There is but one feeling pervading
all hoarts, without distinction of party
or creed, without distinction of race or colorone
Reutlmont only of that great and fearful
l>ereavement, of that heavy and almost crushing death.
All feel, all acknowledge mmi m nw uwu r?,
recently come to pass as that sudden and awful death
of the Chief Magistral? of this country the whole nation,
North aud South, has sustained a great, a very
great loan, and, if we were to take counsel of our fears,
we would say an almost irreparable loss. But, no; our
hope Is stronger than our fears. Our trust and confluence
in a good, a gracious and a merciful God.is
stronger than any ominous forebodings of what may still
he awaiting us in the future. And it is to Hlro that in
this day of our nation's trials we lift up our eyes and
raise our voices of earnest supplication. Him we buIseech
that He may giva light to those who are and are to
bo the rulers of the destinies of our country; that He
may give guidance and protoctioa to them, and
vouchsafe peace and safety to our beloved
country. We pray that the sentiments of mercy
and clemency and conciliation that so filled
the heart of the beloved President whom we have Just
lost will still actuate and guide the breast of hiin who,
in this critical and trying hour, is called to fill his
place. And we may take comfort, beloved brethren, in
the thought that in the latest intelligence that has
reached us that the honorable Secretory of State, who
too was stricken down by the violent hand of an assassin??ren
as his superior?still lives, and that a hope,
a reasonable hope, is entertained of his final recovery.
Let us prav that the life at all times valuable in the
past, but in this critical Juncture of our affairs more
than ever dear and valuable to cach and nvorv one of us,
may in God's good providence b? preserved; and that
the newly inaugurated President, with his cabinct.
may still have the advantage of the wisdom audj
experi-nco aud prudence which have heon so long
nnucouoLH hv the honorable Secretary of Stale. I need
not tell you, beloved brethren, children or me i>u^tholio
Church, to lcuvo nothing undone on your
parts to show your devotion and attachment
and fidelity to the institutions of your country in this
great crisis. I need not ask you to omit nothing in Joining
in ovory proper testimonial of public honor and respect
to the memory of that President who is now, alas!
no more. Whatever day shall be appointed for his funeral,
although the solemn dirge of requiem cannot
resound within these walls, the dirge of sorrow and
of bewailing ran echo and re-echo within your hearts.
And on that day, whenever it muy be, the door* of this
cathedral shall be open to you that you may enter in and
bow down in spiri' before this altar, adoring the inscrutable
decree of an all-wise and all-Just Providence, beseeching
His ?*ercif s and His blessings upon us all, and
praying that now, at least, His anger may be appeased
and the cruel scourge of war may cease, and fchat those
dreadful rivers and torrents of human ud fraterna
blood may no longer flow and drench our oncahappj
land. Yea, let us pray that even in the pre*enc?
of this great affliction?even in sight of that deed o
horror that, like an electric shock, has shaken ever]
heart throughout the land?we may bow down in hu
imitation, and be moved by Rod in His meroy and provl
dence now, at least, to forget our enmities, to res ton
friendships long broken and perhaps long forgotten
IM us take care that no spirit ef revenge, that no spiri
of wicked splt?, or of malice or resentment, shall at thii
moment take possession of our hearts. His great haoi
Is upon ns; and. oh, let us beware that we do not pro
voke Him to further chastisement. Now, at the gravi
tf this great and illustrious departed?over the grave
f so many enemies and friends In every section of th
land?let us hepe that thoee who are still spared ant
still living may come and Join hands together in Chris
tian brotherhood, in reconciliation and in sweet forgei
fulness of the past, and Join in pledges that henceforth w
will live and move and act togeuier in unuy mm > >
e mooy, and m perpetual and abiding jMace.
b St. Peter's Cbarch.
1, Previous to the sermon the Rev Father Qolns rei
? the circular of the Archbishop in reference to the deal
" of the President, after which be alluded in tbe mo
re touching way to the cad event. He said be could not a<
anything that would express more fully the sentlmen
o which filled all hearts, not on>y tboee of tbe Oathol
?- community, but of tbe entire country. We have n
aa words, he said, to eipreas our horror of tbe aad evei
of Tbe work of tbe assassin Is alway* deprecated, hut wbi
eb hie hand is raised again* tbe first citiien of tbe natio
and unfortunately with fatal success, our regret* and o
? borror increase in proportion to tbe dignity of the p<
, aon aasailsd. I.et me, however, aa suggested by t
or grace beg of you to invoke Qod that He may protect c
or country and reatorc to all part* harmony, peace ai
n<1 paternal love.
CD St. Mtry'i Reman Catholic Church.
he Archdeacon MrCarron, at nine o'clock maw yesterd
ng morning, alluded to the tragic events which have )i
he transpired In Washington. Tbe reverend gentlcm
lelf (poke eloquently and to the point. He stigmatized I
fee aaaaaaination of Mr. I.mcoln aa an outrnge not alone uf
'Vl- the morals of humanity, hut opon tbe very foundation
mmm anrial orsamzation. The attack upon Mr Seward,
DD- asserted, ?n ao act no terrible and cowardly to
Qly character that there is no parallel to be found eitbel
sacred or profane history Tbe Archdeacon alno Idi
in(j duced the following ten into hixdiscourve, from Roma
eat lj^tb chapter :?" l>et every soul be subject to tbe big!
Jut P0'*'r, 'or lh*r* ' no P?w" bot from Ood, and th
that dk"e ordained of God Therefore be that remit
tbe ponyf roeistoth th* ordinance of Clod; and tbey t
it* rertfteth J;ur<baecth to themselvon damnation." 1
j, word* of t^* eloquent prelate had quite an effect uj
the oonjtre|ra?.'?n.
B, Rev K. 8r*>dy, also of 8t. Mary * chimb, cal
u'p attention te tb# (treat events of the day at half j
iad seven o'cloek num. He propounded the doctrine t
?t no single individual had any authority to take Into
inj bands the righting of a wrong, If, indeed, any v
ia wrong eiisted It was for the nullity to take I
m action, and take It In a legal and orderly manner. '
or* horror of assaaalnation be held up Is glowing figure
had th* eyes of his congregation,
ice, it. Joseph's Chartk.
tm kit. pathbe o'parrbi.l.
Ia fbla church the Rev. Father O'Farrell deliver*
ate. the early mass some feeling and impreMtre remarki
bad the Border of Mr. Lincoln before a oongregatkm wl
lion fl"*d ***** r*r> ?r tb* Mer*d H* *ald ?
It la Ton are all aware of th* dreadful calamity which
the befallen tbit great nation. Within tweoty fMr k
,r 10 th* President of the** United Plate* met hla death at
con- hands of an mease*a. Hla secretary?tb* 8*cr*tar
th* ftate?whHe on a sick bed, was stabbed all
* are to death, and tbe Uvea af his cblldrea wera
lying called be/ore bis eyea. It la a draadfnl ealamiiy.
ture we allude te It by permission of tb* Arcbbt
rbi ted ia th* Christ!aa spirit wbich th* eborch d*t
A Whil* w* are all waiting Mr th* Joya which E
bring*? whil* we w*r* rejourns over th* prospac
peace?aa Maassln strikes the head af the nation,
l.r>?. H.ifw nnw is to oray for the cnnatij.
k mftV hf ||||(e4 try no fufihtr Hu
k nttonnlw th? hand of Ood, ttat w. mi
j. -1 th/^UMmn Of wa? ?nd Tl,o,*n.0*t>1,r^-^_
?* m.? not allow the oblwt and the jrrettosi
fc T/f? Jf?hV~rth U> * dumber.*
llff* avrrt to th? Altnlfhty now that H* may
l.i t? ?? *uMe ?b? country in thl? honr (
tloi oo v Hernial"* orar lu departed bond.
"P far p, I
J gt?ph?a'a Clinreh.
ImourniMj Ma DR. frilM.NOi.
I s and ?pl?ndld Catbolle ndlfli
I Tug r "blrh tho Rf' Dr. Cum
I Th? now popular 'T crov"1*<1 yMU,rrtay m'
Tw^nty.rt,hth rtrwt o, ' *ot>?r?-?atton, am?.n?
?ho rm*?op, d,B^ N ?"* ?* lwnM'wl
f?T highly fathlontbl# v
wiabt b? notion) B^,r if ^
\ .
Iilgfe nuu ?ung on the oeca?k>u m exceeaingty aolrmn I
??d 4o?K>s?iv? Kg
After Um) tlnit tiospel the Rer Dr. Cummmga aacended I
Die altar, ffvt auid I hat the inoHt reverend Arcbbiahop of B.
the dioceae had i?cut circular* around to the Ttriounl
Datholie churches l eqoeeting the clergy to sympathise I
with the people in the great national bereavement which I
ihey hnd HiilfercM, and grhirh had fallen like tl
cloud upon the heart* of the community. It ie, I
paid t!<e reverend dortor. the most abhorrent H
crime thai our hi-tory hu had yet to record. It would H
he hard indued to find words rapreawve of our common I
M>rrow ut the melaiiciioty even wnicn nap como wo suu
rleoly upon us hi the mi'f.it of tho rejoicings or the Easter
Festival,'to shock the foelimgg mil the understanding
end plunge tlm community into the deepest distress mid
mourning A life most preekius to all?the life of the
honored l"re*ldcnt of thes-j I'mtrfl State*?has been
brought to a sad and startling don? by the violent hand
of aa assassin. Tho life, too, of tlte Secretary of State
and tint of his sou has been assailed by a similar act,
and both :ire now lying in a critical condition. While
bowing down in humble fear and devotion to the inver t
tiblo dispensation* of Divine Providence, let till nil unite
in pouring forth our prayers and supplications with re
no wed earnest nes* for oar beloved oonntry in her mournful
and perilous pannage.
St. Ann'a Church.
At the close of High Mass, in this Catholic temple yesterday,
the pastor, Bev. Father Preston, alluded In eloquent
and feeling terms to the assassination of the President
and the loss which the oountry sustained by the
murderous act. After reading the circular of the Most
Bev. Archbishop McCloskey on the Bubject, he said:?
I know it needs no words of mine to stimulate you to
act as becomes your duty on this solemn occasion, when
the nation is in mourning for it* President. I do
not know that a greater .calamity could have
befallen the country than the one which
has occurred, and which is now so deeply
deplored. But we should remember that the country
has now need or our prayers. We have just emerged
from a long and fratricidal war; but while tho bright pros
pects of peace were before us the Chief Magistrate was
stricken down by the hand of a murderor. It is our duty
now to pray for the oountry, that the spirit of wickedness,
and assassination and violence which prompted the
awful act shall not prevail, and that the nation may be
spared from other calamities. If our country were more
faithful to religion, if the furtherance of truo religion and
piety called forth more earnestness and zeal, we may be
spared further calamity. Let us pray to the Almlchty to I
guide the nation now, and to restrain His Judgment on*
* " Wn mil at. I
us and restore the peace wnicu wr an w<n? ...
perform our duty. We, u Catholics, love our country,
and are faithful to It. I-et us, therefore, discharge our
duty to It this day. Lit us humble ourselves, and pray
Almighty God to avert His Judgments on the country,
and bring back to us peace, prosperity and happiness as
a nation.
At previous masses similar allusions were made by the
officiating priests to the death of Mr. Lincoln, and thoy
wore heard with sympathetic and profound attention
by Immense congregations.
St. Ttreia'i Roman Catholic Church.
At St. Teresa's Roman Catholio church, cornor of
Rutgers and Henry streets, of which Rov. James Boyce
is pastor, the circular issued by Archbishop McCIoslcev
wns rend at all the manses. No remarks other than thoA
necessary for the introduction of the circular were made.
Calvary Kptscopal Church.
Tim REV. BISHOP cox.
The Easter services at the above church were very Impressive,
four clergymen officiating on the occasion. At
tho conclusion of the services Bishop Cox, who for many
years has beon the officiating clorgyman of this congregation,
preached an eloquent sermon, taking his text
from tho nineteenth chapter of Job, commencing at the
twenty-fifth verso:?"I know that my Redeemer llvcth."
After speaking of the crucifixion and subsequent resurrection
of Christ, the reverend gentleinnn alluded in
fooling terms to the assassination of President Lincoln,
whom he designated as the fattier of the nation, who
I lias been stricken down by the hand of a cowardly parricide
at a period when peace was about to dawn
upon the country ihrough the efforts of him whose
tragic fate has plunged a tireat nation into the deepest
sorrow. This act of the assassin, ho said, rendered the
nation stronger than it over was before, Jierrius" it likens
the people to members of tho same household who
assemble over the corpse of a lather to pay the last
tribute of respect to his memory. Twenty millions of
people mourn the bereavement the nation has sustained;
but there Is a grand religious element in the American
people which makes the nation strong iti the liuur of its
Ah his Excellency the Governor of this State has set
I apart Thursday next an a day to be observed Dy tne peo
pie Id rendering due respect to tho obsequies of th*
lamented Chief Magistrate, the reverend gentlemat
stated that the Bishop of this diocese has ordered thai
special services bo held in all the churches, beginning at
eleven o'clock in the morning of that day.
Third Unitarian Church.
The dusk of Rev. O. B. Frothingham was filled yestei
day morning by the Rev. David A. Wasson, the "Countr
Parson'1 of the Atlantic Monthly. Mr. Wasson bad a prt
I Hired discourse, but remarked on rising that he ha
little heart to speak, an bis audience probably had littl
heart to hear, remarks upon any other topic than thi
now engronsing the intoreot of all. I'pon that topic h
was not prepared to speak, and in speaking upon
should hare to depart from hie custom of thorough pr
paratlou; but if he found himself able to say what wi
in hi* keart, he should speak on. We h(
obviously reached, he aaid, a new epoch in Americi
we had thought thAt the traditions of our race and t)
quality of the Anglo Saxon people conld forever oxchx
all possibilities like this that had now suddenly demo
stratod itbclf. We had thought that murder was u
Americas; that, even with the corruptions of slaver
. j m? t?.? nroriilprttnn* Of our D
e oominuea iur n?v ~ r
pie for opea and fair dealing could not bo so far forgot t<
that ibis *m to b? apprehended. When, somethl
more thaa four yean ago, Mr. Lincoln, on I
way to tbe Mpltal, concealed himself, tb<
id were few men who dirt not look upon U
,h unneceeaary, and many looked upon it as akin to puf
at lanlmity We did not then believe to be possible wt
Id tbe past two day* had proved to be ao. We had loat
is man, the speaker continued, peculiarly adapted to c
lie need. Our late Chief Magistrate was a man marked <
ot to milt tbe people's need. W-itb all the qualities that t
it people could need, and do quality that they could I
en understand and appreci he seemed a provident
n, gift. It seemed as If tbe Almighty God, the Eton
ur Providence, had shaped the man for us, and had c<
\r oaaled him In tbe West?bad kept him confined aim
ur exclusively to tbe merely private duties of ]
nd place and vocation, until time had Inspired I
hearts of the American people with a purpose, and
take that man aad place mm at tbe brad of the nati<
He was a man so proverbially modest that it was said
ov him that when he rame forward to mingle in politics
his own State his friends always had to put him on 1
ist eiaed_eo modest that It never occurred to him that
as waste take a leading place?ao modest that he alwi
v, waited till some one rame to him and said, "It Is y<
duty to go there and meet this man.'' and when dt
l0n fS called be scrupulously obeyed its behests He was a sl<
of B man, but this enablrd the people to keep up with hi
. life had n singular Indifference to theoretical truth, bu
Isingular devotion to practical men. and thus was In sy
^ natT.y with the active genius of the American peof
' ic I lie was honest, kindly, averse to harsh measures, pr<
to believe in the reasonableness of men, and In th
representations to a degree that would have made I;
? , weak in the poeitlon to which he wuk railed riiui wn i
her been counterbalanced by an one?rpna*ed tenacity
will and an am mint of common sense. the like of wh
is seldom seen He waa one of the nrnet diapaaston
?tit of men that ever acted a great part in affairs, or I
hat power to guide multitude*. He was perfectly incorru
'be hie; ha waa a democrat to the core, and yet no Duki
*>n Wellington waa ever leae of a dimatrogue Ha ha
marvWIous ability to wnit; bat hi* waiting waa tha
led strength and not of weaknnea Hi* nature waa aofte
set by a perpetual play af humor, yet that softness wan
bat blindnesa Ha was pure, and vet no purist; ha
bin religious, and yet not rigid. Id One by
?ch tempered tenacity, hia gentle strength, hie fle*
lb la resoluteness, hia religions good aenae. hi* strength
The purpose, hia oaJm earneatneaa and hia homely alnc?T
to he embodied the beet qualities of tha aomtnon peo
and he gave Uiem a leader who? they could always ti
and always understand? who was ever before them,
never out of thair sight. It had seemed to htm an
times as if Mr Lincoln was tha only man who could
. precisely have mat the nation's need. Hut he had g<
0 and wa need not HI Ood to bleas him, his place
1 on anra;ha stands amid tha sUra. The chief magisU
Hok pasaed Into tba bands of a man sot sa wk
nnwn aa many, and la the minds of a
there waa a feeling of distrust And yet ha (tba apaa
baa believed that in the Vice President that waa, aad tba
ours Btdent that now la, we had a man not altogether unf
tha be tba successor af Abraham LineakB. He then advt
7 of to the eareer of President Joboaoi*?a eareer of atra
bos* and trial, aad of triumph ew He t
as- into tba Senate by the ev> r nf Ut nrietoarar
?< Tennessee He attained t it>-s ? barter b|
bap forre of character, and bar - ,?i aoaBd
ilraa. In his integrity la the ft J*
utar ?r mil srholarlv reoa -?<s . not a IBMjiJ
t* Of *14* wboaa UrulifM b? =" . > .ie?; mn u
nd talned the rnp?cl or ht? i- " th. poaref
tbat bu to that body. Am- ? - *v *rmht,
mbla discreditable to far Jubni - o?ethli
?Tb? the rtreuniUneM; It I taatln
Him that Andrew J oh mod n < ; tb? alleged
? na habit. (ApplauM ) < * ' Imony <
OfTVr MtnlW?ig?w that bh roar hat)
avert miS particular mmtinf* r>* a ' ,vt b?for
?f Ita leaving Tenaeeaae for W - Jobaaoi
confined to bla bed, and to')-.? vf ? kneaa h
brought throngh th? kli du?? r( h > -? -throng
ery generoaliy of bla r ~<m? be
aurrounded oo all al< and auf
men and women, ? * opener
B? '? heart to eympathj ? night
mlnga aloep and hla tncala, a n *ntfiil i
inline 0WB health and interr* th' nnrmr
" loll and eiertion?Y?e i < duty I
whom nation, and grasped t n f e hand'
Tlia riant. and awiiur It I ? beoeat
SUn of the fnlon?hts Hmnm mm, mm mm I
prostrated He arose from a sick bod to a?i out for Vm^
mgton. Th? *|? aker was In the West at the Una. and 1
happened to be with Mr. Johnson daring a part of kM I
journey to Washiugton. and knew how fearfully fatigued i
ha wan He reached Washington utterly prostrated, and
on the morning of the inauguration found bituaall
without strength to stand, with tottering knees anl
shaking nerves, unable to fuce the occasion, fle endeavored
to reinforce his strength; but the very weaknesa
that made reinforcement ii'"vn? caused him !
be overcome. He looked spaa Andrew Jotm-ion?a man
large hearted, of noble nature, strong purpose, and in
corruptible honesty?as not altogether unworthy, ha r*.
peated, to be the successor of Abraham I,in ?ln, u I
guide as for th- four year* to come (Renewed ap- I
plause.) H-* bespoke for liirn a generous and confiding I
support?a trust of which be wait not unworthy. Tram |fl
in God. He had taken no text, but this was his tox?. W
Trust in Hint who had crowned and glorified our
and He would al?o crown and glorify the future that lien H
before us Let us conduct ourselves like true American
citizens, aid the new Chief Magistraie; frown upon by
ery effort to embarrass the government, for there would I
be Rome who would try to do it; and the speaker did not A
doubt that there would be a temporary rise In goM
and a corresponding depression of government securt. I
ties; but it would be only temporary, and, trusting in I
God nnd ourselves, the future would be secure ana aM
wnnM h.* wall I
Voarth VnlreifiilUt Chnrch.
Never in the history of Dr Chapin's church km there
snch a congregation assembled within Its wallH as on yeaterday.
Thousands had to leave for want of standing (
room, efen In the porch. The church was draped la
deep mourning. }
Dr. Cliapiu took his text from the twenty-flfth verse
of the eluventh chapter of St. John's gospel. After ea- > .
tablishing, ably and oloquently, from this passage aad ?
philosophy, the fallacy of materialistic principles, the immortality
of the soul, and painting in brllliaut colon
the hni>e of the Christian after death, the learned gentleman
took up the great theme of the day, when he mad*
a brief peroration to his discourse, a* follows:?Surely
now, when the cation's heart beats like the roll of a
muffled drum, we certainly want to betlere thai
the grief which palls us is not to enfold him who wm
called away in death, which knows no waking. Toa ,
have com? here expecting me to say something about
that great event which has come upon us as a thunder
bolt from the sky. Never did I seem so Incapable a
speaking on any event. But it Is the misfortune of the i
poor minister that he must always be prepared to com- I
fort others, no matter what may be the occasion. Let 1
me speak at any time but when the people's hearts aia
far more eloquent in their smothered or muttered feeling .
than any words that can be spoken. What else can X V
say that has not already been said, not only la k
words, In eloquent articles in the groat column* ^
of the papors, but in the aspects of the people# 4. |
See theso great columns In mourning; look at
our greatest sue!ts turned suddenly into great terraces
of mourning from resorts of gayety and life-like April
showers, these changes have come following April sunshine.
Never In history has there been such an exhibition
of national feeling, so deep, so wonderful, aa I
universal an event, which in a moment has transformed J
the national triumphs and rejoiring into calamity and Jt
mourning. There may havo been some sudden turn, ?
soinegre.it event in the history of Rome, such as turning V
from a republic to a monarchy, that may have caused aa |
great and universal a feeling of sorrow?there may have I
I been some sudden turn in the French revolution that /
caused as great and profound regret, but we have no account
or anything of this kind approaching to that which
.? ?.? rnat nr.ri hahold I am not aware that
I there has ovor before been anything like tho prosent.
Assassination shocked and astonished our people. II
was a marked era in our history, and whether wo look
upon it in a spiritual or moral aspect it is an era of national
importance. There are strange coincidences 1b
this ovent. Last Sunday was Palm Sunday?a flay emblematic
of victory. Wo did not consider that our joy of
last Sabbath, when victory caine, victory that had M
long been expected, would be turned into snch Ine*.
prossible grief. The nation was tired and weak, and boRan,
we had hoped, to roach the end of its trouble*.
Our dead! What a vast sacrifice have they cost us.
What wealth of heart's blood.' Strange it wa?
Pi that this sad event should have happened in such
8/ a week at a tinio when we had hoped tho end of our
& anguish was ni'/h. The week was a week of Christian
M sorrow, of Christian calamity. And then came that
' : Good Friday, the most solemn day of all the year to tho
| nation. I.et that stand by itself. Strange was It that
I that day tlie electric wires trembled on your nerves the
i j words?"Abraham Lincoln is dead." Who has ever
r! read the announcement thus of the death of a ft"end
3 that did not thrill with grief. I do not think that AbraS
hum Lincoln Is not to day mourned by people of every
i ,S shade of opinion to-day as a deceased friend. I havo no
i rt apprehension of being termed political when I exproaB
I 3 this feeling to-day, for the loss of our President is a Iom
L ^ to out good nation, and the shot flrcd at Abraham
Lincoln was a shot fired at our (Ian. All parties griev*.
3There are a few who ttrenotmen: they are traitors to .
y humanity, who may not grieve at nis death they ar* J
I hyenas, that do not belong to humanity. The present 1
Its an occasion of deep and universal indignation and '
'.H grief. The indignation is at the work of the assassin.
H There is nothing so base as the work of the assassin. A
^Hmanwlio take* a sword or a mnsket, and comes up
i-H bravely to Ught, has some honor, and la entitled to *om?
j M respect; but when a man comes sneaking behind your
, II hack to destroy your lire, there is something meaner Ib
the act than I can find language to express. I will not
itH say that this is the spirit of all the people of th?
South; but I may say?without being misunderstood?
H that the spirit which actuated the assassin of
11H Abraham l.incoln, is the same spirit which fired <
e-Hon Fort .Sumter. (Loud applause ) And I think I may
igHsay, without arrogating any sectional pride, tJbat.
. H wretched traitor as tie Is, no man could have been found
10Hbase enough in the whole North to hare fired that shot
i; HI which kHIed Abraham l.incoln into the back of the head
leHofJelf I'm is (Renewed applause.) It is the rendinf
. Nof the demon which killed Abraham Lincoln. It is Um
1,1 last effort of the evil spirit. The sume thing was done to
n M Him who was "the resurrection and the life." Abraham
* " ??1 kVU lifn (h* ffnniiia of
I). Lfincuin riprrranu m urn atM) ?uu ...? ...v
the American people. He may have done many things
wrong, but be did everything honestly and brought
o-Hiw to victory. He bad a kind heart, a forPnBriving
disposition, and waa firm, just and wis*.
Whatever bin errors were yon must say you belleva
Lim to have hern un bonnet lover of hit country. The
iisH constitution and the nation bad no better lover than h?L
,,, B If the South had known the things that pertained to
H her good she would have said that they had no
"* better friend than Abraham Lincoln. How much bettor
'11-H friend war he than he who, In his mad Might in the faca
ialD('f Mr Lincoln's disposition for reconciliation, 8>'nds out
still sounding defiance from Danville. Very touching
was the way he waited upon Providence. Under every
wrB difficulty and danper ho wtoort right firm by the helm;
,utHbut whi'n tlie ship ia In view of the safe harbor
Bhe U basely stricken dowa. Abraham Lincoln waa <
?pli martyr. Our fallen soldiers are martyrs. Tat
jot they went forth expecting danger; they went
1Bi H knowing they would fall. He went forth not
Bt knowing that the assassin lay ia wait for him.
nalHjThli day of joy has by tils death been made a day of
>n Binexpressible sorrow to us. When we exported to hava
.. adornments we bave to use symbols of sorrow and
mourning. But whan the disciples and friends of Christ
hi^Bwere mourning, and sorrow pervaded them for his death,
.bi'Bi?e exclamation of triumph, "It is talshed," burst from
. him on tho Croat After all I think this day Is the moat
appropriate, the most fitting, tha most solemn on which
hi we could have considered this event. The encourage
of ment of the blessed hone of resurrection mingles cumin
fort in our affliction. What else could you say on such
,tie an occasion as this, except the words that belong to
he Easter Sunday, "1 am the resurrection and the lire."
ivs Do you think these are only to make men happy t
,ur Now Christ is raised we rejoice. But we do not use thesa
itv words in the bridal chamber, we do not use them la
ow times of ple.isuro, we always find them more appropriate
m in time of affliction. When friends are dead then wa
I a think of the words, "1 am the resurrection and the Ufa."
m The reverend gentleman continued in a few mora rail,.
marks in a similar strain.
>ne _
lt|r Broadway Tabernacle.
The church was crowded to overflowing, the aisles ai4
H?hl every available apace being occupied.
ate The Rev. I>r. Thompson selected as tha text for hfci
J<ul morning's discourse the forty sixth and forty seventh
jT'jf verses, of tha eighteenth Psalm?"Tha Lord llveth,
d a and blnmed be my reck ; and let the God of my salvatlaa
be exalted. It Is tiod that avengeth me, and subdueth
D(lt the people unto me." The reverend gentleman saMI
* - * ? -* ii?ih ?a*r nf htn naitor<
*11 that lull u; csinpieiea ui? ?n ? /? -- ? ,
lb!" *U ov*r lhe Broadway Tabernacle cburrh, and It ?u bis
; c'f intention to bare prepared a dissourss adapted to the
Hy, ocoaalon; but the startling asws of ywtordav morning
? ''? had determined him to postpone that preparation until
^ the next Sabbath. Abraham Lincoln la dead, William
me H. Seward languishes tmder the blow* ef aa amuaia
' 10 The bead sf (he nation, who had frown to be its bead to
thought aad plan aa well aa in government?he whoss
wcy guidaace had mom to h? sonfssssd by all ,aa wlae, juat
ilsly ud trw? he whoee isadsrshtp was felt by many to ha
J * area more serviceable Is the settlement of pear* than la
Pre- the ooadvot of war?baa fallen by ths hand of an aamwsto.
It to Ths representative of the naMon before foreign
JS Powers, chief sounssllev sf ths Kxeoutlve, who,
vent from ths bed of pais, had dictated a proola7
matioD asserting ths honor aad dignity of the
ones coaatry before all marttims Power*, mid who Is
msa dtatlngnlKbed for ealtors aad breadth of intellect, an well
hi* as for political mgaclty, has bssa butchered a* he laid
s ob ualmsd sad hslplsss apos ht* bad. It is ths darkest 'lay
aay la our history?darks* thaa ths first beavv cloud that
, waa burst spss as four rears ago How are the mighty fallen
iigof In the midst of battle I The (trssts so lately Jubilant with
tony rtetory and the symbols of r*)oiotag ars drape d in mourabad
tag, aad tears fen llks rata. The President I* (lend?yet
>f his tbs Lord Ursth I The Secretary Has languishing?yet ths
Is In Lord llreth t Our Isadsrs ars swspt aside, but our rock
e Hi* restaina Our ssuassilors and deliverer* are fallen in
n waaBblood, but theGfd of our aalvatlnn la "till eialted I xhatl
e wul not (peak to day (It wara unjn?t tn ma and to too u> >th
theH tempt to *p?ak upon atiah tnparflwt notice) of the char'
vulietwud Nrrtcn^ of tha dapart?d That M amlgned to
bring anothar hour Wa cannot pav a higher define of ratpert
I hleBto the memory of Abraham Lincoln than by reminding
n ofByoo of an Incident which occurred but a nhort tin*
if hiaHmnce at Washington. Sume of hi* follow umn?me?
lilting had called upon him, an<l when about to bid him
? the adieu Inquired of him If (hare waa unvthln^ Ihay
i of a could do for him, and the reeponaa b* ma<l? waa
h the "Yaa, vrur lot U?a'?an inuUant uaaiaaiuUll U Uwt M?

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