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The Summer Solstice and a Significant Scampering of Saints and Sinners. - ? FOUSTH SUNDAY AFTER PESTECOST. 0. B. Frothinghani liiaeourseH on the Eight- Hour Movement and the Utopia Thereof. COLLECTIONS FOR HIS nOLINESS THE POPE. The Rev. Oiaunicey Giles De fcrihcH tbe Spiritual House Not Made with Hands. BEECHEU OH RELIGION AND WORK. Twenty-fifth Anniversary Celebration of the Founding of the Congre gation B'Nai Israel. , ? . FATIIER M'CREAM ON THE WORK CF LIFE. ! The Sins of Hie Arc Set Fort li by Archbishop AeCloikcy at Si. Patrick's (lutliedrol. LYEIC HALL. Vlrw rtf the Klsrl?t-fIour Movfinfrt Cnused Not by Kca) Wants, but Imag)> nary 1 n?<? Tliti Whole Tiling u Utopia? Sermon by llrv. O. II. Proth Ingham. Notwithstanding the summer solstice, the attend ance at Lytic Hall, on Sixth nveuuc, between Forty Unit and Forty-Bcooud afreets, was exceedingly large. Rev. O. li. Krotiilnyham, the regular pastor, occupied the pulpit. The reverend gentleman chose for his subject, "The Complaint of Labor," but before proceeding to his nialu discourse. offered a few introdoetory remarks. He said he did not choose tills theme for a sermon from any do me lor a discussion of the sort; but from a sense of professional duty. Not that he could add anything to what is now going on both at home and abroad; but that he belonged to that class whose mission was to guide and purify the human race. That class is the clergy? a cla w composed of men with educations the best the country affords? ? class to whom all questions of social ethics should be familiar. Their manual of duty is the New Testament, the Sermon on the Mount. "Wel come," the reverend speaker began? "WELOOMK DISOONTKNT to me," he said ; "you are a hopeful thing amonr men. Kvery aspiration for something new is not to he frowned upon or put down, but to be encouraged and helped. The only question is as to the noble ness of the complaint." 'Hie speaker said he care fully watched the other day the proceBsion ?f working men that he might see in their faces their purpose. The procession was small, but that ?leant nothlug. He watched the file and saw well dressed men? men who did not look ill-used or trodden on. He saw men laughing and chatting, but no men with determined, blood-thirsty looks. Kven the banner of the Internationals was borne tn the hands of very innocent men. II a proccsslon ?f capitalists were to go down Broadway they would look far more haggard and careworn. One banner said, "Peaceably if we can ; forcibly if we Burnt.** Do the lawyer, the man of letters, the Journalist and the physician limit themselves to U0HT BOVMBT Tho rule is, work until the w ork Is done, whether It take two or twenty hours. There are many brain workers whose brain sweat stauds out oil their foreheads. Sometimes they work fourteen hfurs. The true worker estimates his work not by the tnur it takes, inn by the success ho achieves. Apply the eight-hour rule to New York and civiliza tion would go back. Did the men wish to cultivate tin iimlvcs t Who would not assist them t The man who pnt? brain in his muscle is worth more in the market, lie ha* something that might be called aspiration. If the men want two mors hours to cultivate themselves, they are not only the re generators of themselves, bnt of so.-iety, Do the rir.ii improve their leisure time 1 Will TUE I.ABOKKKH f Hrrause in the name of Improvement, it Is asked, win it be speut in improvement ? The. assumption of this is too much. Is the eompbiut i onest ? Is the discontent honorable '/ It has sprung from a specula t on of the universe; not from a deep-rooted conviction thai they have not as much as they de serve. They have the samo beliefs, the same codes the Internationals of Europe. The Internationals take one thing for granted In every manifesto? that l>etweeii capital and Ubor, brain and hand, there is rterual warfare. They believe that government should he in thr h asps op ttik roon; that all property should lie taken from the owners and given to the poor; that there is a conflict be tween those who toil and those who do not -not a strange doctrine In Kurope ; on the one hand those who have: on the other hand those who strive to get ; landed proprietors, who ne\ er earned a foot of their broad acres, whose ancestors never did; on the other hand men who own not a yard. There arc men who are rolling in vast estates, yet give no thought lo the poor: men who suck the last drop of Mood Irom the working cl,i.ss. Who of us, iu Europe, would not take up some theory of COMMUNISM V But hero there is no clans. Wealth belongs to him who will labor for it. It is everybody's. All laboi ? Mime with the pickaxe and spade, some with the pen, some with the brush. To be sure, there are a few who do nothing ; but they are the most miserable creatures in existence. All classes work, and the capitalists the most severely. This man's brain is a laboratory, a chemist's shoo. Though he never lifts a hammer, never hat. dies a trowel, never delves the earth, yet his l.niin does them all. The influence or his brain is felt in every hut In the ;anil. And Is not the laborer a capitalist ? Are not his tools his saving f Are they not capital t There is ui i laboring class, no wealthy c.u>rf. How will you define Til K CAPITAMBT ANt> TIIF. I.AROKRR ? You say the capitalist pays; the latiorer receives, ''hen the man o! letters, the journalist., the lawyer, tin physician are laborers. Tin man receives with one haini and gives aitli the other. If wages are ] to in: large there must be a large fund: il tljey are | to be iiuttm.g we an: at t he beginning of things " '? li is the motto must be "'Not conflict, bat unity. ' ! Suppose Tn- WK.W.Tt'Y were to trot together and trj to llvt? without the | labor of tin- pom. There In no* man of sen.v who docs not know it cuu I<1 not be done. The wealthy know they live b> tile work of tin poor. So when shot ere get toget i.T and laxli themselves Into a fiihKlon they hurt no on.- >o mneti a? themselves. ' tiey are suicidal. In Knrope there Is a UK-POT! <>( OF ('A I IT A I.; Ii??re It is an unmeaning term. Yet nn one i nn deny Muit there is some ib -i-otism: It. is th" griev ance of society; and, unl?--* nolltlca' economy comes to the rescue, bloodMied win ensue. Tin; I In oinulgaticn of decrees and manlf " toes are on lie pari of the workmen. Then is no tyranny on i lie utile of utiy one except those who are com jilttinliu' of It: yet capitalist* hoy up a oeriuin article and ruin families. In it less hideous when lueu nay, "Tor Mtw KBur Torn tooi-h , lone the labor on which you and your family fle peud' Tyranny' what capitalist has done any tiling ilke t iiat? Unt behind all this is the feeling that Uir property of one man Is an lnsn!t to another? that oue man's having property Is theft from the ' ommidiit v. There are probably uo people In Amer ica who believe that. There Is no man on earth who oelK-ves that property is theft. Must we, then, own nor.nnp' Must we divide to-day, divide to morrow? What becomes of onr arrangements; what become* of our famdyV In six months the world would be in the hands or usurers. It is, then, not the ovniug of property that Is odious, but the I <iwer it vivo* ; that mtnpiy because a man is rich he becomes richer. But suppose the poor muii comes to the rich man and says. "I NICF.I) MOXKY to build a honse," and he gives It to him without interest. The man's money would soon be dissi pated. ir this were the case much better spend It ! n luxury for himself and friends. Much better apend it in travel. Hp gives up these, sends his mouejf abroad ami makes It useful. A rich man said the other day, "Rich! yes 1 have enough to buy it suit of clothes. His money was IKF.IMMO TIIK sTHINUS OF LABDK. And were the working in:m to Ket money wltliont havinu to earn it lie would lose all Ills self-respect? become a mere dependent. The speaker related the Atory of a niau who tame to 14m fbr an euflft fbr badness; twice ho came with shame, raying the tempter, drink, came ami he hail full?n. The third time then.- was no shame. He had found It easier to get by asking what he wanted than to labor. Ho the poor would Ret demoralized. There Ik a superstition that the State In a divine aflfcir and the King or President adlnne personage, ho that the lawn of nature ??n be overturned. Con a Htnte d<> any more than the peoolc who compose Itr Can the water rise higher In the fountain than In the spring* Nor Is the supposed duty of thegov ernm nt les ? absurd to make every individual con tribute to a fund, to set the interest oil bon<ls and to make the !:il?or of nil equal. Such Is the wisdom of those who are dissatisfied. Such discontent is not noble. It Is not a design to elevate our selves. The secret lies deeper. It Is false oxp (Sta tion; hunger that cannot lie fed; it la to do the least possible work and get the best possible pay; to waste as ranch time as possible; not to improve men's minds or lielp their families. 8T. PATEIOX'B OATHEDBAL. | Arraljc nment of the Sins of tfcc ARr rhr Holy See ? It. Pi??t Glories, Fremont | Condition and Future Triumphs | Kloqaent Bcrmon by t*?e Most i Archbishop MeClosfcey. I The beautiful weather and the announcement | mat Archbishop McCloskey was to preach attracted large numbers yesterday to St. Patrick s t-athi < ra , which was tilled to overflowing with a devout and attentive congregation. The mu?ic wan of unusual excellence, the organist, Mr. Schmltz, and the auartet and chorus exerting themselves to the utmofft to maKe It worthy or the occasion, which was the annual sermon and collection for the Tope. The soIoh by Mme. Chom*, Mrs. Unjer, Mr. H. Schmltz and Mr. A. Urclis wero beautifully ren<lered, and the choruses were in every way equal to them. The selections consisted ol Mass No. ft, by 0. Schmltz; "Vcni Creator," by Bauch, and the usual chauts aun psalms of the day. High mass was celebrated by Very Rev. mthcr Starrs and the sermou preached by tUc Archbishop, from the gospel of the day, the tilth chaptcrofHt Mike iroui the Ilrst to the eleventh verse, detailing the narrative of tUe miracle of the wonderful haul of fishes which were taken by the disciples, at i command of Jesus, who spoke from Simon Petct ? s boat. The Archbishop said :-The gospel of the day leads us naturally Into a train of thought which la m hutmv iiiiison with the subject which It will be mv dutv to call yonr attention to to-day. Voua.e aware that the oiierlngs this day will be directed, in common with the contributions of all the laiUilul in i lie litv and arch-diocese, to tlio relieiof our holy lather the "ope, whose trials and captivity, In the jum-ru'tatile providence of God, are still permitted. Tliese oiVeriugs are not intended merely u? mlmst ir to his many temporal wants, bnt are to lw a token of filial love ami atrection to the august neatl of our mn i nolv Church, and of attat liment to ulrf person, an/l through liim to the most Holy See, which is trio I a singula!- coincidence the gospel of this dav speaks of Peter, his Dark, and his zeal hi tho service of his Master. The beautiiu! narra tive loi eshadows ttie intimate relations which were to subfllBt between the sen of the living ?.od a < his chosen apostle, Peter, and even a token iof tho foundation oi itie holy oilice Peter was to establish, which was to guide the destiny and the hopes or the Church in all ages There were two boats mi tne lake, bnt tho gospel tells us it was into the one of Peter that Jesus eli te-, ,1 tiie one from which lie preached to tne people and performed his Wonderful "iiiacl'.. What must have been the feelings oi hnrpilse, de limit mingled wondor and awe which sat upon tho < faces of those gathered aiound, us they watched tie* stupendous proceeding! They saw that lie that came among them was a man, but a man clothed with more mortal authority and power than any who had preceded 111 m. Notwlthsundlni, all ttiev saw they did not comprehend all that the scene took iii. They did not understand that the little bark of Peter was a type of the Church, ^aud the little lake of the great tint ocean would be launched a statelic. ami a liohterSt, with Peter at the helm, < recttag iruidltig and controlling, and that tho multitude of tiHiies taken into the boat were symbolic of the hosts of men who would be gath ered Into the Church. To the disciples, however, our Lord more particularly revealed ilimselT, lie irave tlicm Instructions to preach, to bapti ze i and to administer the sacraments, but on Peter He t^ii jolned more particular duties. To him were corn mltted trusts ami charges ^at none of i the oth trs received. Ills name was changed from Simon to Peter which signifies a rock. "For thou art l cter, ami on this rock will 1 build My ciiurch.audtiie i gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Iht other Aimntirfi nerceived and acknowledged the supc rtorfty of the chosuu Apostle, and comprehen. ed , that he was clothed with a more ^^."^^Vheu I Invested with a higher prerogative tl nan tli e>. V lieu the da v of Pentecost came and the llolv (.host ue Bcentled, Peter commenced his work, lie preached 1 as J? sus the great invisible Head of the . hutch, \ fuui iLH ti e result or his preaching multitudes were gathered into the fold or Christ. From ! Jerusalem the Gospel spread to Ephesua and fro.TS.hes.is to Rome, and thence to the isles .of the sea and so the Church was organized on the nlan of Its divine Founder, and a system glveu it which was to remain with it all ages, l cter, us the man miirlit die; Feter, us the representative oi the Church and the vicar of Christ, v tlintcitv which has been made eternal t>y tne noi.y offlce he lelt a long list of unbroken successors have maintained his splendor and his fame. For three ceiitunes sucieeXig the A/Ht establishment n.t ti?.' pnnt in r lite Uie Hopes sealed th^.n \sun their blood, and counted no glory greater thao to lav their bodies in the Vatican beside the bones oi t lie alorlous Peter. The work spread in spite Of persecution, uuill all Christendom ffid to tne Apostolic see a. ?e direction and guidance; to It all disputes were submitted, both of doctrine ami pra^tjeo, Tml the hc-ris of the faithful were as much bouud iip with the Popes In tne Catacombs, as they weic wit h t ts.-i r successors sealed iu the more thau triuiiip u ant chair of Peter. The test of a Cat hollc s devia tion came to be measured by his devotion to the lloiv he"? and none deserved tne honored name of catholic who were not in constant eomnninh a- i tinn wit a the Vicar of CUrist on earth, rite whole historvoft he Church Is the history or Peter and his successors, ami is inseparably ?Hinocre'l\uii j tiipm It is true heresies and schisms did arise in Ih^arly h storv or the Church, but It was not un ] ti.e si vteeutli century, and our later and so culh d cnUghtene'l ages, that any attempt was made to overthrow the authority or the Holy See, and the | nrineiule on which the Church was foundod. ln the , IiiiiS of the so-called Reformation. Luther rebelled agafnst the authority of the Pope ,^t he.d to tlie Biiiie and the divinity of thrlst. But progress went on and his followers and successors said, Awav wlththe Pope, we want tne lllble; and Mien, vway with the lht.le, 1-t us have rellgl(jn wi h..ut it ; and th. n. Awa.v with Rc.inlou, away ^'I' the di jMirirtt if ? r us have science, let- us p'!wer let ns have money? and these 'are the dols that the men of the nineteenth century bow down I t0itut nlthongh this deluge of human reason, sin and impiety oont in ues to surge and tjreak over he surra, e of the globe, there Is one "h p whi. h ri 1 . i. < ? ? ? ??? ? i V* (in tue waters, lasiiet! to tito roc* which it Is founded and \m"^ and' UC the SH blUows' bark if the catholic Church and that those within her. can look out upon the dark wa t ? a lAcling of thatiklii lies* and security. Oh, it t i.tiiu he deeiu-r and deeper in your hearts, and your de vol ion will he the greater to Peter ? t luoeM ?r, the j in the dark hour of his afliictlon. ET, ANDREWS CHURCH. CollecllnBi lor ? It ?? J'ojm? Sermon l?j* Very Hi Ur. Jlft uffiry, President of .Viounl St. Mary's Collfgr. lCminrt tuburg, JW. Yesterday high mass *u celebrated in this neat Utile down town church by Rev. John C. Henry, the assistant pastor, and Although flic heut was oppressive a lar^** and respectable congregation filled the sacred edifice. At the usual place in the service the Hev. I?r. Mc Caniey ascended the pulpit and preached from the Gospel of the day. Great wisdom wan manifested by the Archbishop of New York In seleciing this day for the faithful to offer their contrlt>utions to the lloiy Father. On thiH day the Gospel tellH ua how ont l,ord selected the boat of Peter from which to Instruct iii<> followers; that I'eter who recognized the divinity of our Redeemer In the word?, "Depart from me, 0 I?ord, for 1 am a sinful man." "Thou shalt !>?? a duller of men,'" HOlth the Lord, and truly Ht. I'eter and hi* successor* did and have become fishers of men, for they captured the whole paKan world In their net and made It Christian To-day your Illustrious ArchuiHliop asks your alms for I'eter In the person of his successor, Plus XI. That venerable Pontiff who rejects with scorn the pension or bribe offered by the robl>er King? who prefers to live a pensioner on the alms of the Catholic world ralher than ?urrender the riglus coirunitred to him toy his pruUeceMor. Persecution is not a new thing to the snecessor of the llsher man. Away back through centuries of time we see the attacks of heresy and infidelity. Out vain were their etlorts. The enemies of the Church have passed away, and still I'eter is confirming his brethren, feeding the lambs of Christ ami fulfilling the commands of his divine Master. Peter still survives in the person Of l'lus IX. Amid the ruius of kingdoms and empires and the general changes of time, why Is it that millions listen to the voice of the successors of the Galilean fisherman 1 It is because Ute words of Christ our Lord come down to us clear and unmistakable? "Cpon this rock I will build My church. ] am with you to the end of the world." Peter Is the rock upon which the Church was built, and time ban proved that the passions of wicked men surge anu (lasli against it In vain. Napoleon sought to advance hie own Interests at the expense or the sovereign Pontiff, and God punished til in mo.it signally i'or bin reckless pre sumption. Kvuii in our own day a Kin#, who calls himself a Catholic, and who is well and appro priately named the robber King, the spoliator of convents and colleges, the deaeorator of churches and all thiims sacred, renews the persecutions of old and holds the Father of the Faithful lu prison and denies him rights that the poorest citizen of America rejoices in the enjoyment of. This impious Kin? is aided a:id abetted by lying newspapers and foolish men. The Papal government lus been rep resented as an outrage on civilization, li is false. No other people could boast of less taxation, a more just representation, better facilities of education snu improvement, than the citizens of the Papal States v;hllo under the control of the Pontiffs. What have they now f They are on the point of rebellion on account of the exactions of the unscrupulous adventurers who now rule them. The Holy Father has rejected the pension which Victor Kmraaunc l, the prince of robbers, has offered him. lie is willlns to suffer his imprisonment and endure privations until the ix>rd shall calm the storm that now beats against the bark of P''ter. The Cburcii litis triumphed over her enemies in the past, and shall do so in the futnre. The reverend gentleman then exhorted the con gregation to respond liberally to the request of the Archbishop and bestow their alms on the good and blessed Plo Nono. lie had kept the faith, loimht the battle well. He had cherished the lambs com mitted to his care, he had confirmed nis brethren, and imparted to tliem something of the heroic en durance visible in himself, and which was the fruit of the prayer of Hi in who salth, "I have prayed for thee, Peter." While holding the faith or peter l<-t us exemplify it by other deeds and good works which shall secure for us a crown of immortality. CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL TwrniyOflh Anniversary Celebration of Its Foondliijt-Addrtiur* by ??*?? 8> Itt. ltaitci and Isaac C. Noot. Yesterday was the twenty-fltth anniversary of the organization B'nai Israel Congregation of Israel ites, ana the members celebrated tho event. In a sort of holiday fa?hion. It was a mixture of the grave and the gay, the s.olomn and the ludicrous. Piety and pleasure, prayers aud pie-crusts, songs and cigars joined hands to make the occasion one to be remembered. The programme as arranged by tin! committee called Tor a prelude by the clioir, "Behold, how good and pleasant a thing It ^ for brethren to dwell together in unity." Then fol lowed a prayer by the minister of the congregation, Rev. I. 0. Noot, whose father, twenty live years ago, held the same relation to the congregation and dedicated their first synagoiroe. Mr. M. B. Cohen then read a brief history of the congregation, from which it appeared that their flrdt meeting was held at 268 William street in the year 1828, and that for many years they worshipped In a private room there. Being almost wholly natives of Holland, they had some trouble in finding suitable ctuizana , but they ultimately succeeded. They were then THE THIK1) JEWISH CONGREGATION in tho city. After many years of fluctuating exist ence, in 1847 the congregation was regularly organ ized, aud M. L. Gozelin was elected its Hist Presi dent, and $t)8 was collected toward the building fund of a house of worship. At the second meet ing $126 was raised, in May following this meeting the other officers of the congregation were elected, and they removed from William street to rear!, near Chatham street, and thence, a few years later, they removed to 61 Chrystie, where they re mained until August, 1800, when they purchased their present edilice, corner of Forsyth and Stan ton streets, from a Presbyterian congregation, for f 11,009, and rededlcated It as a synagogue. The congregation has had but eleven Presidents in those twenty-five years, and Mr. Cohen is filling his third year as sue.li officer. Their property has in creased fourfold since 18R0, and the congregation is now in abetter condition, financially and numeri cally, than it lias ever been. Alter another anthem had been sung by the choir Mr. Fellman, the oldest member of the congregation, opened the ark ami took out one of the sacred scrolls. He was followed bv a hall dozen other old members, carrying scrolls also. At the reading desk the bearers ranged them selves around, while tli<5 choir chanted an anthem of praise to God for giving them the law, Ac. The minister also prayed lor tho municipal, State and federal governments, officers, magistrates, Ac., to wiiich the cli?tr and congregation responded, ihe scrolls were then returned, a psalm was sung, and Kev. S. M. Isaacs, of the Forty-lourth street syna gogue, addressed the audience, lie was glad, for i several reasons, to be with them. Ho rcifltmboted that twentv-tive yearn a ihiH conurbation was I inaugurated, ami he Haw around lnm many old faces and well-tried friends of the congregation, aud to them he would address a few words oi en couragement. flod has said that lie would dwell jn the midst of the sons of Israel. WHAT a spi.kni>ii> idea! What has Israel done, he asked, to merit this honor? Nothing at all. We have our pleasures, said he, but not without alloy. VVe are not ail the best men. We may be well and comfortable, but many others of our coreligionists are not. Look at what Israel has sutVered, and yet the Lord is ' in His holy temple, aud we may ask, Why does He allow these things* Look at the Roumanian persecu tions of the Jews, and see what the Lord is doing. Tit ? great Powers oi Europe haver isen upto say, "Destroy them not, for a blessing is in them. Surely the Lord still dwells In the midst of tho sons of Israel. Mr. Isaacs then expressed the pride and pleasure he had in meeting with so many of his own country people, though it be many years since he leit the Netherlands, But he r?8?"ett?d that so many Israelites are to-day ashamed of their j '?oun try ami their religion. He uiged them to , be laithful and true. The choir again sang an anthem, "There is nont like unto Thee, O Lord." Ac., with ahallelujah chorus, after which the Kev. Mr. Noot delivered the clostng address. He was glad that he stood In his lather h nlac ? but he recalled to mind the great changes that have taken place since this oongregat on was organized twenty-live years ago, and he ascribed to God alone, the source of all their joy, the Praise duo to h's uaine. Ho thanked God also that in the midst of all those changes the congregation had made no change in the ritual ol their service. Thev might deplore, but they could not deny the fact that their religion lias somewhat changed, but the name oi Jew is jet noble, and the past twenty-five years have | ehown that he Is still alive and Is opposed to bigotry and lanattelsm. Tl.K DARK NKlirr OP OPPRESSION is replaced by the day of liberty, and he rejoiced to be permitted to cleave to his religion and Ins coun try and its laws, and to the blessed compact, made upon Sinai with their fathers. He closed wltha fervent prayer lor the continued prosperity or tne congregation and God's blessing upon it. , The choir then wound up with the ".Mgdal," niter which an invitation was extended to the eongrega tlun and friends to go to the basement below and enjoy themselves, Mien ensued a scene which would have set the old Puiit.m Fathers wild Willi rage and sorrow. Clears were lighted and smoked l>\ lie men before they had tiuie to get down Btairs, and were carried about in the mouth by others up stairs: boys threw their hats about and Kicked and cuffed cnch other: men and women Jostled their wav ! into the basement room. and. utterly regard ess of . the simplest etiquette or gallantry, rushed pell mell for the tables and helped themselves as best th \ could to the wines, ami cakes, and fruits, and powers that were spread on the tables. I be icoin- | mltteemen tried to give the women and children ; the first chance, intending that when they had bet n served the m< n should take their places and a few | Khort responses 10 toasts should lie made by J"''!**1 Joaelilmsen, Kev. Mr. Isaacs Mr. Cohen and others. Hut. nobody eould get control of the crowd, widen In u few moments had bceu transformed from a (mi t, wors hipping congregation into a Hal el of con- | lnsetl hats, bonnets and voices. No better evidence could be needed oi the diti'erence between a reli- i gloti oi the heart and u religion of the head. A OANH. CLOAK AND CAP PRLSK.NI KO. , Two incidents of interest took place up stairs. | Before the service proper began Mrs. Morru J. Leon presented the Kev. Mr. Noot with a clerical robe, aud a gentleman of the congregation gave him a rabbinical silk cap to match. After the service Mr. Coti n on behalf of the Hoard of 1 rustees, gave Kev. Mr. Isaacs a beautiful ebony cane, rich y inounteil aud carved In gold, ami appropriately Inscribed, to help him on the downward road of me Mr. Isaacs, in accepting it, spoke very feel ingly of his years and services in the cause of Judaism here, and said that iu a few months more, ii he lived, he should celebrate his seventieth bill i lav anniversary, and he Invited the congregation come and see him then, and though he would not promise them gold-beaded canes he would give them plenty u> dunk. (Applause.) THE 8WEDENB0RGIAN CHURCH. The Spiritual House Not Made With j H im<lk? 4)kr Heavenly Dwellings? Dls- , course by Rev. Chaunery (lllei. Kev. Chaunoey Giles yesterday morning, at tbc [ Swedenborglan charcli, In Thirty-fifth street, de- j llvered an able discourse from the text f sain ti ! Ixr., 21? "Hulld ye houses and dwell Id them." lu 1 j opening Ills address he said that we are all living ? two liven, which run parallel to each other through j all the infinite revolutions of human action. Wc dwell in two worlds? we are spiritual as well as I , natural beings ? are twice horn: eat, breathe, walk, ! grow, labor, rest, build 'and plant, and are gathered , , Into families and societies, both as natural and an j | spiritual t>eings. The natural life la the correspond- , ent and expression of the spiritual, and the basis ' on which It rests and the Instrument with whlcJi It ! Is bum up. Back being the relation between thk onrwAnn and the inwaro lifb, i building houses, planting gardens, bccomea f beautifully expressive of the analogous spiritual work of the house not marie with hands eternal In the heavens, which wc are all build ing. The house Is to the family what the bodv is to the soul? a larger body in which souls dwell, as the various human faculties dwell In the body. After eloquently picturing the beantles that pervade a house In which a family is gathered to gether in lovo and peaco the minister declared that it more beautifully expresses the life of man than any other material thing of his own workman ship. The building of a house represents ttio 1UTILDING HP OK A HITMAN SOUL, and unless the family work in union each one will be crossing the path of the other. In the erecting of onr earthly tabernacle we must dig deep, select a good locality, and lay it upon a solid foundation ; so Is it in building the spiritual house. There Is 110 secu rity in the mere suHace of appearances ; no strength In the everlasting Mtodi of human opinion. There is only one sure foundation upon which to boild, and that is the Word of (iod. W ithout this fonnria tton a man has no security against the storms of Session and temptations that sooner or later will reak upon every one. Without it their houses must fall. Tho acknowledgement of the I/ord in the heart as well ad in words and doctrine is re quired lu building tub bpimtfal norsE. Then all our actions will be based upon principles as substantial and unchangeable as tiie Lord him self. Mr. (Jlles proceeded to discuss the character of the material required in the erection of a spiritual house. The Lord has provided the best material in ilia Word. We can obtain them without money and withont price; and the man who should build his house of mud and straw and de cayed wood, wheu he could, with less trouble and expense, have marble, would not be guilty of so great a folly as he who builds his spiritual house of the mere appearances of truth and the 0URR1SNT PALS1TIBS OF TUB BVII. MBN. Passing on the minister described the mode of erecting the spiritual house. There must be a head, a master workman, and harmony must pre vail among the various parts. Hiivaking of do mestic life as bearing a part in the grand work, It was deflned as the school of patience. Its duties, difficulties and its delights are constahtly recurring, and unless the heart Is put Into the work one be comes a mere mechanical drudge. KVKHY DAY 18 A t.EHSON and a practical exercise In patience. It. is a good lesson, and we need to learn and practise it. Wu must surrender self, and, as In the marriage rela tion, rnako mutual concessions, give up much, round otr many sharp corners, make rough places smooth, crooked ways straight. Some of these are In the very grain of the constitution; some of them have be e n continued and haidened into habit. We are, by our lives here, actually selecting the lo calities and building the houses we shall dwell in through eternity. We aro deciding In what prov ince of the spiritual world we shall dwell; whether In hell, where we shall be surrounded with all that is filthy, repulsive und evil, or in heaven, where every lorm of innocence, purity, loveliness and beauty will delight ns. We are also determining in wnat heaven and in what society our house will be located, and what will be its situation, its surroundings and Its aspect In every particular. We are selecting the exact spot where we shall BIIIM) ANn PWKf.r. FOREVER. We are also collecting the materials of which it will be constructed, determining its architecture, its size, its plans, its arrangement* and structure. In the spiritual world everything that is external to the aurltl and angels corresponds to their spiritual states or character, and expresses thorn in the minutest, fullest anil most perfect manner, bo that there will not be a slnglo thing from foundation to ninnacle ol our house that will not represent some thing in us. Whatever of goodness or truth, of evil or lalsity, there is In us to bo represented will llml home place and expression In the structure, and nothing else will. In this world a man who has money can build a house that will represent THE IDEAS OF BEAUTY and harmony of others? of the architect or builder, hut there it will not be so. Every one must be his own architect and live in a dwelling that will be the external representative of internal principle t. What you will be In the spiritual world depends upon what you are becoming here? upon the truths you are learning and doing nere. Is uot this sub ject worthy of your serious consideration? "Build ye houses and dwell in tncrn." liut select the pure, nKALTn-orviNti climate of heaven for their location; lay their loundation upon the Hoc!: of Ages; make the l*ord himself the chief cor ner stone ; select the gold and silver and precious stones of genuine truths from the Word for your material, and by a heavenly lite here see that they are all wrought iuto beautiful forms and harmonious proportions within you. Then yon may leave this world In perfect contldence that they will be per fectly represented In your home in heaven. BT. BTEPHEN'8 CHUECH. Sermon by the Rev. Father MtCrendy? The Work of Life and How ItOu^lit To lie DonC'DIan'* Soul and the Motive Which Should Guide It? A Happy Eter nity the Reward for Fidelity to Ood. Yesterday was the day appointed by Archbishop McCloskey for the collcctloiiH In the churches of tlie archdiocese in aid of the Holy Father, nnd was therefore of especial interest to both clergy and laity. The experience of former years in regard to this annual collection has mode the day one of pleasant anticipation, Tor the Catholic population of this city give with unbounded generosity when the call for help comes from the head of tue Church, especially from the good old man who now wears tho tiara. The congregations of St. Stephen's church were unusually large at the masses yester day morning, and at the high mass the ltev. Father McCready, in announcing the collection, made an eloquent appeal for the Iioly Father. The Rev. Dr. McOlynn also at the several earlier masses referred to the Holy Father's present needs and claims. The Rev. Father Lynch celebrated mass. After the llrst gospel the Rev. Father McCready preached from Luke v., 5:? "Master, we have labored all the night and have taken nothing." If there be one Idea more than another especially put forward throughout the sacred Scriptures, it is tho idea of work. Even the Divinity is represented to us as ever active in its works of creating, conserving and sanctifying. Our divine Lord tells us "the Father worketh even until now, and 1 work and again, "I must work the works of Him that sent mo whilst It Is day ; for soon the night cometh, when no man can work." The angels who stand before the Throne are continually employed in the glorious woi k of praising Him "who sltteth on tho Throne, and tne Lamb." Even in inanimate nature, the globe we Inhabit and the countless worlds of stars and plant-is are perpetually In motion, per forming their part in creation, obedient to the command of Him who ordered their times and seasons. Wc read In Genesis that, the Lord God took man and put tilni into the Paradiso of delignt to dress ii and to keep it. After his fall the earth was cursed, and Adam was told that ho and his posterity should work, should earn their bread iu the sweat of their face. The laborers in the vineyard, who represent the people of (iod, under the old and in tne new dispensation, worked in the vineyard; some through tho heat of the day, others in the evening. f*o incumbent, indeed, on man is this necessity of working that tho idler, he who does no honest labor, who Is not employed in doing something for his neighbor or for the well being of society, is a drone, who has no place iu tho company of his fellow men. It Is true that If man were merely working for the goods of this world, for present gain ami temporal happiness, he could And in these sufficient impetus for his industry. But man has a higher and a nobl< r destiny, if the Creator had intended that man should lie satis fled with the goods ol this world He would have en dowed him with faculties merely sufficient lor their enjoyment and have left him to grovel on the earth. He has, however, given him an immortal soul, with supernatural cravings- that can never be satlsilod in this wolld, while to man alone ot ail created be ings He has given that upturned look to teach him that he must expect his reward in the upper world rather than seek it here. Therefore, immortal man, with that immortal soul of Ins, stamped with the Impress of the Deity, and therefore belonging to his creator nnd Sovereign Master, should raise himself above the vanities of this world, which aro unworthy of bis pursuit, and look to '/.Ion, whence his aid must come. "Serve the Lord iu tear and He shall be your reward exceeding great." When our Lord, iu another portion of the Gospel, i said to the laborer* In the market place, "why stand you here ail t lie day idle : " 11c implied by this seeming reproof that it' is wrong for a man to be Idle. Men may, as they do, toil from day to day, from week to week and from year to year, but In most cases they work for the enemy? not for the Master. They have labored all the night of their natural lives, and have gained nothing tor life eter nal. They may reap a temporal reward lu the hour in which they earn it, which, like all temporal things, vanishes, but when evening comes and the lord or the vineyard commands his steward to give to each his wages they receive not the penny which Is the passport t<i eternal life. They have workeil and wustod themselves lu the pursuit of temporal happiness, accepting what crumbs of pleasure the prince of tills world bestows on them, never easting a thought on the world to come. God's laborers deny themselves here of even many legitimate enjoyments, looking for fu ture reward when the shadows oi death close around them, and they are adjudged worthy of eternal reward. Kach of us, then, has a certain work to perform? a work which we innst door merit the reproaches of our Master, as in the case of St. Paul. He was called by (iod to preach the Gospel, and "Woe to me," lie says or himself, "If 1 do not evangelize." So may we, too, say:? Woe to me If I do not work for God in thai avocation In which It has lieen His will to place me ; woe to me if I do nut sanctity ray work by referring It to His glory; If I do not, In a word, whether 1 eat or drink or whatever else I do, do all for the honor and glory of (iod. The special work of the Christian, the work to which all others must be subordinate, is the salvation of his JMlx WUi ill kecominii a ilatw"' u/ ???? Uiia la the 11 ret prise he imurt Bornro from ont the depth* of sin. This la the field In which he is called to labor; the vineyard In which God has g laced him, to work, to drew and to keep. God as given our souls. regenerated in baptism, fer tilized and watered by Ilia owu Mood, Into our keeping. It is for us, therefore, to take care that, instead of the thorns and briers and weeds of sin, It brinjrs forth the rich, mellow vintage ol good and meritorious works, which the ttudter expects to gather and Tor which He will amply repay us. It' we are not. therefore, thus employed working for God, working for the salvation of those en trusted to our care, we are Idle all the day. No matter bow hard we may have toiled. If it be not tlius in the service of our Lord and Master our labor is vain. Not merely do we labor in vain, but our very existence in this world Is a mistake. \\ e frustrate the object of our creation ; we have labored all the night and have taken nothing. Men, no doubt, labor vory hard in this world aud accom plish much; but how often is not all this done for the mere applause of the world and without the I motive which God requires before He seals that i work with His approbation V There are deeds on record and deeds done every day which must have called forth for their accomplishment the lie. -it energies of men, yet they are sullied in God's sight by the marks they bear of the empty object which gave rise to them. God demands of the soul a reckoning lor all its work. He demands of it that its aspirations and motives should ever point to one end? tho object for which he created it? its j own salvation. Without this motive being ever present, ever the (rulde for all the labor of life, the journey here below toward the world beyond has been fruitless indeed. BROOKLYN CHURCHES. PLYMOUTH CHURCH. The Pew-Owners Beginning Their Sum mer Vmtloa Sermon by Mr. Beecher on "Religion m Work and Not an Emotion"? Who It la that Make* Pen nies Squeal? The Chromatic at Domestle Life? The Evil of Multi plying Children. Tho hot Hpell of tho last few days haw tnmed the thoughts ami fancies of the city residents towards country lanes and the sound of the deep-swelling; sea. Tho result of tills tendency of thought emptied a good many pews of Stlieir regular occupants at Plymouth charoh yesterday. Tlie strangers were, therefore, accommodated with ease, and tho house was not overcrowded. Mr. Beechor's subject was, "Religious Life a Work and Mot an Emotion." The text was selected from tho Gospel of St. John, v., 16 ? "The woman salth unto Him, Mir, give me this water that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw." The introduction was a graphic word picture of tho woman of Hamarla and Jesus at Jacob's well. 'Die desire of tho Bamarltan woman to obtain this water or which she supposed Jeans spoke, without the labor that was necessary In the drawing of the wat.ir Irom the well, was tho same spirit that actuated men to-day. Men seek religious benefit without labor, without culture and witiiout education. This was not attempted in physical life; men did not seek the benefits of an industrial occupation without first laboring for thera. This was equally true in the intellectual sphere of life. It was no exception to this state ment that there were men of genius who seemed to enter into an intellectual inheritance by a kind of intuition. We were not wrong in sup] oslng that genius was ever ready, and was more facile in its workings, but it was after all only a more highly conditioned brain. If we reason about the develop ment of Intellect we find on the lower stage of mental power mental Impressions produced simply; In the middle stage there is a development, but it is in a lower measure; there is a higher stage that has a rar higher measure; It Is a development that is self-stimulating; and that develops itself out wardly. Most men have a state or faculty that is highly organized In one direction. It was quite true that a man who was tlniB organized could work more easily than others, but it was not true that there was no need for him to work. There was not a man who lives who TKACHES UPON MIRACLES. Ail mon were under luws. The eagle got over tho ground more eas'ly than the ant, but tho eagle did it by wing-beating: bnt the ant trot over the ground. The power in one was greater, but It was the same law that was at work. The man who was ever so much of a genius was never free from the responsibility of study aud the application of means to ends. It was only when men came to the moral sentiment that they began to work upon an entirely different scheme. Now, religion was simply right-mindedness towards Cod and towards man. That was a religion which was to act accord ing to the law of the power of the mind from the highest to the lowest of the faculties. We had nor two minds? one to think about the world with, and another to think about God with. Thoro was an essential unity in the use of the mind. "But, then, you are ready to ask, " said Mr. needier, "is there no place for the holy Spirit, f no plncc for the influence of a divine afflatus, that stimulates and convinces men. I should luive no hope In any of my labors for the enfranchisement of men if I did not believe that there was a divine element, an atmosphere of heaven, that pierces every heart; It is the faith in this Divine Spirit that gives me courage In all mv efforts. Notwithstanding, this Divine Spirit is not so powerful as to relieve man from the develop ment of all his powers and the profiling by all his experiences. This Spirit WAKES tta HP TO WORK out our own salvation with fear and trembling. Mon seem to think that if they wish to bo converted, there Is a whole field before tliem, and that there Is nothing further for them to do than to go forth and enjoy it; and they come to think that once con verted they are always converted. I say that it is not an accomplished salvation. All that a man has got when he is converted Is that ho has got a new start. When the ang 1 came and struck off Peter's chains the angel told him to "go out," and he went out; but he had to find his own way about, and to get his living after that. Was not Paul's a sudden conversion 't It was as far ps tho will was concerned. Hut when he awoke from his swoon ho had to be told about all that had happened, and by slow de grees he camo to be the great apostle that he was. What was wanted was not to wait, until some great crisis came, but to begin to be Christians. If jou saw a man who was a noto rious spendthrift, and when you heard him say, "When 1 get to be a snug, careful, thrifty man I will do so," you would think he was a fool. Yon would tell him to begin to be a careful and a. thrifty m.ui. When a man Is a public thief, and desires to discontinue his dishouesty? If in i hose days a public thief is considered a dishonest man? (laughter)? you would tell him to begin to be honest, would you not f II a man wants to be converted let liho begin to do right? that is what conversion amounts to anywhere. Should not the man pray ? Certainly, but he must do something else besides praying. Piety is not under a different law to general intelligence; it in the same law. Then there Is so much dependent upon temperament in estimating the influences towards goodness. A man with a long, thin, bloodies* body would have no pity for tho mistakes anil failures of the man with the short, Junky oody and columnar neck, with an Immense basil appetite. Hur, the short, Junky man might say to the lean, bloodless, elongated piece of humanity, "Well, If I do get drunk now an 1 then and do enjoy my meaW, I never was meau enough to piwn a PRNinr vint II I made It squeal, as that man does. (Laugh ter.) Then h:ive yon never noticed how different men are in their prayers to what they are out of them ? You hear one man: he never prays with the same volco that he talks with. 1L' seems to have got a kind of official volco for that purpose, it is generally a veiy low, self-debasing voice. Look at him and listen to him at the business or at the office; look how ho paces about; now he orders; wluit vigor, what earnestness, what a tone there is In that voice when things are not going all right. He Is quite another man. Thenglaweat the man who has been conducting ramily prayer and asking for a meek and quiet spirit When it is over his wife has to ask him for some thing. She knows it is unite rleht. she should have It; he knows it is quite wrong , ami it is quite right thai she should not have It. Then occurs one of those line chromatic, passages that disturb the harmony of domestic life i so much. (Laughter.) The meekness that he had praved for Is all rone; though God had sent an angel in the shape of ills wife to test, the sincerity of his prayer. Then have you never seen aChrlstlan father under the severe trial of having children multiplied on his hands, when circumstances plainly showed that he did not want them" How plainly he showed that he wanted somebody else to do the work for him. A clear, practical application of these t. "iths cios"d a discourse that abounded In Illustrations of striking adaptability. BEDFOBD AVENUE REFORMED CHDRCE. Hpirltunl MonnUIn Peaks? Sermon by Rev. Dr. Porter. Yesterday morning the Rev. K. s. Porter, I). I)., j pastor of the Keformed church on Bedford avenue, j delivered a practical and beautifully wonled dis course from Revelation*) xxi., 10? "And He carried me away in the spirit to a great and high moun tain. and allowed me that (treat city, tiie holy Join Halem, descending out of heaven from Cod.'' The Doctor commenced by observing that the chief mountains were reared In those formative periodn when the earth wax lielnir prepared for the advent of man. They Oiled a most important place, not only in the natural, but also in the ?octal, moral, political and religious ! economy of the globe. They are the great natural storehouses out of which wealth drawn ltd civilization. They are the great nur series of nations wherein men are trained for hard* , mm mm < ? ? V n j ' ships and conflict*. They fmpart moral character to those who dwell upon their slopes or beneain their shadows, and they exert a cortaln religious iniluencH upon the hu jan mind. The imagery of the Bible abounds In references to mountains, and the hlatory of redemption is to a great extent connected with certain mountains of the earth* There was something in man's nature which led lilm to seek high posts of observation? < to like to overlook cities and estimate their magni tude ami mark the varied landscape. The text was metaphorical, John having been lifted up la spirit to a great mountain; and what was given to him in apocalyptic vision might be irt part given to all God's people. The flrsfl mountain within their reach was the Sabbath* which was as old ns the mountains, its ronndatiotiii] having been laid when the morning stars sang to gether and all the hosts of God shouted for Joy. ai| through the ages this mountain has been rising} higher and higher, and along its slopes and onderi Its shadows the destinies of the race had beti* gathering. Whatever men might say or think con-4 cerniug the llteralistlc Sabbath of the Jewish law J it nevertheless was true that in duration and per3 mancnce the Sabbath was as o'.d as the race and nm enduring as flod; for though its foundations werd laid in time, there remains an eternal Habnath foi tho people of God. Tim Sabbath Is a mountain sttq placed amid the throngs of the city as well an lq the solitude of the oountry. No one could enjojt life to live on the dead level of dally oociu patlon or pleasure, fpr however necessary daiijl toll might be, yet whoever was oontcnt wltn the hnmdrum lite wliich was led by th?j horse that grinds upon a circle, ever moving, but yet never advancing, was a miserable being. Sncll persons often sought Illicit pleasures and drowned care by sensual debauchery. But on the other hand it was a well attested fact of sociology that thosd who climbed up the high mountain of the Lord'i dav (hit the bracing atmosphere and the spicy odort that came as from the throne, refreshing the soul; so that when they came down from the high moun tain that was set between the weeks they felt at did Deborah, who said, "O my soul, thou nast pul on strength." A great many people thought the Sabbath was au Invention of ministers, a contrive ance of theology, or a sentimental conceit that had gained prevalence; but the fact was that He what made man made the Sabbath for him, that from the hot noontide of daily lire he might betake himself to Its refreshing shadows, 'loose who ascended this mount might, like tho Apostles, see Jesus transfigured before them, might hold communion with Ood und prove the fulness, the sweetness and divineness of life. He (the preacher) believed ha would be benefiting the community greatly if ho could Induce people to rise at six o'clock on Sunday morning, plunge them Into refreshing baths, teacrt them to eat their breakfast and say their prayeia with joy, und then go out, parents and children, and behold the beauties of nature and listen to tho singing of the birds. But when people are dis posed to come out of a 8 WHAT HATH, their eyes hardiy rubbed open, and hurry to church, scarcely consciouss whether they are going to a festival or to a mountain excursion, then, indeed, It was a hardship for any minister to lift them up so that they might feel the air that camo irom the paradise of Ood. rho speaker Invited hlti hearers to ascend another mountain, composed of the great facts of tho Gospel. This part of his theme was ably discussed, and the lnestlmablo value of the Bible In Its adaptability to humanity was pointed out in eloquent words. Then the preacher named another mountain of blessing? tho high mount of the Divine promises, which were ex ceedingly great und precious, and us Immutable as Uod himself, and ought to be taken by Christians a* anv legal pledge was received. In conclusion, ho said that tie had been talking to some In an un known tongue ? that portion of his audience who spent their lives In eating, dressing and pleasure going. They had no "faculty" to understand the spiritual signlllcance of tho truths which he had evoived, ana he exhorted them to withdraw them selves from grovelling pursuits and partake of the rich fruits that grew aloug the sides of the moun tain of God's holiness. TEE PULPIT IN ULf TEH COUNTY. FIRST REFORMED OHUROH, KINGSTON, N. Y. "Trmpl atlon'"? Sermon by the Rev. I). IV. Vundevere. Kingston, N. Y., Jnne 16, 187t. The several cliurches of this city were well at tended this morning. At the First Reformed church the llcv. D. N. Vauaevore gave an able dis course on "Temptation" before a large and fash ionable audience, taking ills text from Matthew lv., l? "Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit Into the wilderness to be tempted of the Devil." Temp tation, said, i lie reverend gentleman, Is no sign of desertion ; for it was the Holy Spirit who conducted Messiah into the desert. Temptation may be a pledge of love. No one gets to heaven without going Tnnonrni the wilderness ; like Christ, led into temptation, like Dim also de livered from the evil. Temptation Is no evidence or sin. Preludes to sin do not constitute sin unless they grow Into open transgression. It is one tiling to rail Into temptation; another thing to lio supinely there. Temptation Is no proof of an evil nature. Adam did not evolve evil from within; he was tempted from without. Christ went through the pollution of the world like the beam of light which reveals it but suffers no taint from the con l act. The temptation of Christ proves his Immunity. Only that which is less than infinite is susceptible to temptation. H<> Satan struck at the human side of Christ; not ono blow was levelled at the divine. The Jordan is on the divine side; the wilderness on the human. TIIKRH IS A RIVER IN IIEAVEN, but no wilderness. The temptation qualified ChrtPt lo sympathize. Experience proves the existence of temptation and the need of higher than human help. It nian could stand alone then Adam would have stood. Sympathy comes from community of experience. Christ suffered, and therefore can sym pathize. THE nrRHICANE may rush as fiercely over the pool as over the ocean, but, by its greater volume, the sea Is more agitated. Christ whs man, and the magnitude of Ills man hood made Hint more exposed to suffering, and the compass of His sufferings qualified Him to sym pathize in nil and with all? more than genteel condolence. His sympathy Is succor, "grace to help." The temptation proves His divinity. There is a saintllneas which, though exalted, is not above the risk of fracture. A man may lie tempted by $1.00!); does not yield because his probity overtops the proffer. Raise it to his full moral measurement, and his manhood trem bles; raise It above It, and the man fallB. Tito stature of Jesus towers above tiii j devil's loftiest offer; so far up the shadow might travel, but the top of the pinnacle was still flashing above. He could Ikj dislocated with pain, but not denied with impunity. The temptation proves the existence of the Devil; probably a spirit rather than an incarnate fiend. A DEVIL OK FLESH AND BLOOD, by revealing himself, would defeat himself. Ordi nary vlrtne could resist him. t shows the poverty ol the Devil's resources that, no new or extraordi nary temptation was levelled against Christ ; also the condescension of Messiah that He did not en counter the uncommon and leave unexplored tho common. We meet the same trials. The first looked innocent, "\ouare hungry ; make bread." Christ reinsert. He declined to work a miracle for the (gratification of the Devil; declined because it would have shown distrust o. His father's faithful n ess. One medium of temptation Is the body appe tite. Man must live. The daily struggle of thou sands is to live EVE ATE THE APPLE and ruined the world. Tin re Is indolence. Woe Is unto the man who gives his hands nothing to do. Then temptation Is at Irmd. Samson was asleep w hen shorn of his Nazurlto strength and powers. There is passion. Like vapor, a tremendous power, but unless under constant control blows everything to atoms. In a (lash of anger Cain killed his brother. Second temptation? Jerusalem? tho Temple. "II you are the bon of Cod, jump and prove it." It is addressed to tho Spirit, i here Is A LIMIT TO I'HE DEVIL'S INFl.rBNCH. He will eoax men to the pluiiade ? would push tiiem over If he dared. But he cai not destroy without, our permission; he pauses, parleys, but will not hurl any man over ? >011 cast yourself off, your own destroyer. Men Incur unlawtui isks, thinking that they only come up to the stand ud of faith. Tamper with health, cliaiaeter and destiny; tmst to their kuowlcdg'*, resolutions, even p.ayers. lor protection against the sin tliey challege. Only a hair's breadth between iaith and presumption. I Satan resorts to his final strategoin ? proposes to I Him, who had been announced ax the king of tiie world, universal sovereignty. lie knew that he lied, because he did not own a foot of the earth. | The thought of paying DEVIL WOKSftlP elicited the mandate "begone." Prophecy was fnl tilled, the seed of the wouiun bruised the serpents head ; the last temptation was an Invention of the un derstanding. Lltei ally, the same offer has never slnoe been made to man; yet all tho rewarrtB of sin con stitute the world, anil are material of the third temptation. SATAN STRIVES TO MASTER THE WILL; can do nothing without your consent; can not give riches unless you are willing to accept a gratuity from the Devil ; an unholy com promise Is worse than a righteous defeat; excusing a little evil that, good muy come; using duplicity to gain position on the plea that we can better servo <>od ; giving homage to Satan to win the world lor Christ. bohtude hasi Its perils. Then THE TRAITOR. SCHOLAR AND St lOIDK meditate. When alone Kve beguiled; alone when Lot's wife was destroyed. The best men seem most accessible. Hatan weighs? does not remember men. Thcslngular may be stronger than the plural; the general greater than his legion. To conuuer Cicsar is to enter Rome. Temptations assailed Job, David, I'rter and Christ. The weapon of defenoe Is the sword of the Spirit. With that no man oaa (all; without It no one can suooaed.