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R E LIGIQUS. H, . OteStlanitY Expounded Under Cooler Skies and Calmer Influences. nnsouTH church m un dress. Spiritualism and Spiritual Kisses Explained by a Burly Professor of the Spiritual Fait h. Professor Young on City Life and Savage Life. r A Lady Preacher Expatiates oil Personal Holiness at the Seventeenth Street Methodist Church. Hie Old and New Paths Pointed Out by Rufus Clarke. ftr. Hodge Talks to the Snilors nt the Mariners' Clinrfh on the Bride of Heaven mid the Brides of Eftrth. Father McNamee's Warning to j Modern Sinners. Religions Services at the Sea Side?A Sermon from Babjlon. r.- ----=r-?.. V-' IT. PAUL'S PEOTB8TAHT EPISCOPAL OHUEOH. Icimon by Rev. Slorgan Dix?Wbo Shall Be Oar True Teacher*? The Sabbath services at St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal church yesterday were attended by an nnsually scanty, though by all means a pious and attentive, congregation. In the quaint htstorlca edifice Itself there is very little reason to complalu Of the oppressive heat, it being satisfactorily accommodating and thoroughly vcutilatcd. The reaeonfor absence, tnerefore, must be attributed cither to a lack of that spirit of sincerity which prompts devotion or to that universal mama for rural hades which seems to sway the desires of the devotee as well as the IndlfTercnt nt this season, and which Impels thciu "to take lo themselves wings" and fly "where the woodbine twlueth." j flie congregation nt 8t. Paul's, however, must have ! reaped their own peculiar spiritual advantages from the profitable sermon yesterday of the HFV. MOIIDAV nir. I the subject of which might have been mnile ono of j Intense interest to any Christian congregation. After the necessary announcements of the day j the reverend lecturer chose his text from IssiHh ixx., 20, reading as follows:?"And though the ! Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water I of atnictlon, yet shall not thy teachers he removed ; Into a corner any more, hut thine eyes shall see thy i teachers.'1 Through the under ivlng providence of God, tlie Light of the World, duly appointed (earners have been placed over rlie children of men, whom i Oil are requested to look up to for the tea< tilng of j those precepts which Jesus Christ Himself wished they should Inculcate. Hence it Is that the enlg- 1 matlcal words of the prophet which have Just been | repeated have their attached weight, and lmpor- | tan re to-day, as on the day or ihclr divinely Inspired utterauce. God has spoken through Ills ( prophets and through Isaiah, lie hits tela us tliut "our eyes shall see our teachers." Oh: the blessed- j ess of the sight which we are assured Hint wo \ ahull behold in one clear, unclouded vision I Hut | where? Is it here below, amid Hie darkness of error and the gloom of wide-spread lulidclity. or Is i U In that gr"at world of lmp;i|n. sh Ix-tond the Rave, where the eye is never dimmed by error? ! Is seems lo be the critical point, and wiien wo attempt io scan Its meaning we only struggle fur the solution of an enigma. Systems have arisen from age to .ige, and one lias iuvarlitbl.v co .ti Acted the other. The true teachers wi re ih> .i , the helm. AI.MIiiHTT (IOP, TtlE (1KBitT TBACnEU OK MK.N, I must therefore be He whom our eves shall behold In the blessedness of Ills majesty. Symbolic teach- j logs are obscure and worldly symbols nrebutihe i to>s of childish minds. Some minds remain perpetuallv tn a childish state. It takes a deep mind to I lead' the book of Nature, ttlilch bears upon its rgrcs tbe Impress of tlie Eternal. Many pretend ] read the designs of Providence In n general way; i bnt when they attempt to teach the precepts of Cod and to reveal the secrets of the book of Nature they know not how. We see. for instance, the \ i v bout people afflicted while God permits the repro- i bate to flourish. Look ba< k at your lives. The bhdory of them will Intelligibly point out your teachers lu tlie good or evil consciiuerices of your actions. How marvellously the Lord rules his people.' But still, even In the Church, we may hope to see teachers of truth. ITie Roman Church professes to instruct her children In her dogmas and her doctrines without a semblance f error, yet do we not wo many evidence* of Its Imperfection, notwithstanding Its alleged unehftngeobleness? l)o w< not ace Its dogmas Increasing dally?a fact which attest* change? We Beeh the trutii and endeavor to make progress tovardstt; Put who or what mortal can profess to teach without fear of being in error? When we f abape our lives and conduct In unison with (ho | eternal decrees: w hen onr destiny is also shaped accordingly, ana when we see our true teacher In that world of happiness beyond which there Is BO hoping, ihcn only shall we he rertuin of having followed the direct course. Meanwhile we are BOt only free, but advised to select our best teachers here. We know that it Is wrong to follow, ad ocate tlie devil, the world und the flesh, false aedncers and unreliable leaders; and It 1.9 recommendablc alwavs to beg the assistance of the Lord, who is "the way, the life and the truth," that our footsteps may iicver be traced upon the path of trror. wno TIIEN SI? A LI. BE OfR TIU'B TB AC'HERS pave those whose Uvea have been examples of virtue, and who are disposed by the providential rtlsCnsathma of Cod to measure out unto ull through e superabundance ol' ills grace. Justice and equity to the wronged and sympathy and compaarton to the needy and oppressed? The reverend lec- j torerhere concluded by reciting with his congregation an nppiopi late prayer lor Tlio obtaining ol the | glit of true faith and the grace of final salvation. Bis pithy and eloquent sermon was listened to with , remarkable attention, aud had, no douut, Its true Spiritual eiTect. APOLLO HALL Professor.?. If. It. Tooltey Expound* Rplrftualtsni?lie Tells Marvellous Stories, sad Ills Audience Is .Marvellously En- j UIUHimmi ivt Progressive Splrltnadjui rany l.e progressive tn this city, but certainly thp slim attendance tit Apollo Hall yesterday morning does not indicate a wy hcnlihy state of metropolitan progress. The speaker was Professor J. V. If. Toobey. He Is a healthy looking professor, stout and robnrt of ' figure, and ruddy complexion, nothing of the " intellertuol stoop" marking the studious man, and othlng of the sicklied "pale cast of thought'' bout Ins countenance. Possessing a blacksmith's physique aud strength, lie talks with a blacksmith's vigor, and ut titnes with that impassioned vehemence rendering Ms utterances unintelligible. Alter u long Introductory rigmarole regarding Hie growth of fiptrituall.-m, gning l ack to the times of Confucius, Aristotle sn l other anctrnt oc!et?rlt|os, tie pro ceded to speak of the prominent features characterizing Tttr srinrrtM I'Tte FArrn of to-day. Time had worked wondets; the world has changed; experience was common to all; ncailv very man and woii.au stood apart. As to Spiritualism, every one almost had a different story JO tell, TJiCJ had now reached the age uf individualism. Karly rude lpd|v)dnulisra was tpving way to higher intciligenci. Charles Shear, while In the JcehjWcntto Philadelphia. A friend or his died, Mr. emeur called oil tUC widow, and as he approached ihc house he saw her ?' the window 9 TilROWIHU U8SS9 at some one apparently outside. She told him that she was throwing kisses at her husband's spirit, which appeared to her dally atthlstlmo, Ho described the experience of a gentleman In Baltimore eelns In daylight not only the form of a deceased JrKU't Wut i reciting ?b?lr and au tuvaiid lad) ut HI. NEW YOI It These pic tores In th? air may seem the fancies of a madman. It turned out that the rocking chair was a gift to a young lady to whom the gentleman with the one seeing the airy spectacle had long been engaged, and whom the cruelty of a "stern parleni" prevented his marrying. He told a marvellous story of the recovery of money through the revelations of a test medium In this city. A singular feature of the story was the same revelation being made by other mediums. The last medium told the name of the thief, though never hearing the name before. This PHASE OP Si'llUll'ALISM was causing them more trofble than anything else, lie told another marvellous storv how a woman medium, with a pencil fix id In the bow of a pair of scissors, wrote the nantd of a deceased son of a j visitor, whom the latter supposed to be alive, though the medium knew not the name of the visitor, or that he had a gen living or dead. From | this lie digressed Into an enthusiastic strain about progressive Intelligence and u growing manhood, which brought out tumultuous cheers from those present. He theu went oa to say that they had reached a point that they did not fear death or (lod. There was a ui.ouiors oooq time coming. There would then bo fellowship of men and women. They would all bo of one accord. Spiritualism is being moulded to <| scientific formula. He closed with a glowingly unintelligible exordium, and as he took his seat was rapturously cheered. A queer piece of music, with queer words and qneerlv sung by nnecr voices, followed. After a ijuivi i>. munition uie ;isacuu>ingc iiieu (jiuetiy separated, to meet swain to hear a discourse In the evening from the same speaker on "Spiritualism as a Clvilizor." 8T. FATRICK'3 OATHEDRAL. The Pest r net Inn of JtraMlem a Wirnlnq to Moileru Sinners?.Sermon by the iUv, Father MelV.aaicr. The services at the Cathedral yesterday were of the usual Imposing character. Tho muss was celebrated l?y the Rev. Father Kearney and the sermon was preached by the Rev. Father McNamee, who took his text from tho gospel of tho day, the nineteenth chapter of St. Luko, from tho forty-first to forty-seventh verses?"VHien Jesus drew Dear Jerusalem, seeing tho city, he wept over It, saying, 'If thou also hadst known, and that in this thy day, the things that are to thy peace; but now they are hidden from thy eyes. For the days ahull come npon thee, and thy enemies shall cast a trench about thee and compass thee round, aud straighten ttieo on every side, and beat thee flat to the ground, and thy children who are in thee, and they shall not leave In thee a stono upon a stone, because thou bast not known the time of thy visitation." In this gospel, the revorend gentleman said, was placed before us the affecting narrative of TUB SOU OP nop WBEPINO ; over the Bins of Ills people. The time of His misBlon on earth was drawing to a close; the period of three years, daring which He had performed so many miracles, raised the dead to life, restored sight to the blind, and given comfort and consolation to tho afflicted, was near Its termination, and tlie Lord was soon to return to Ills Father. When He looked back to that Hie, and forward to the trials ami sufferings he was a few days afterwards to undergo for the same object?man's redemption?Ills heart tilled with grief because so many had failed to apply to themselves the fruits of that life. He beheld the city of Jerusalem iu the distance and Be wept for the blindness and ingratitude of its inhabitants, who had not only refused to nKCEIVK TIIE MESSIAH, their Redeemer, but were actually at that moment preparing to inflict upon Illin sufferings and torture nim even to death. With His heart full of sorrow for the people, He deplored the blindness ot the inhabitants. They were a portion of the chosen people. For ages God had shown them special forum of Ilis divine grace, and angels had administered to their wants. He had promised them a Redeemer, and In fniniment of that promise He had given His onlv Son, who was horn among them. To them He had given every opportunity even n God of mercy oould suggest. r?OM VII.I.AI1K TO VIl.IiAQR, on the mountain top and In flic valley, In the streets and In the Temple the Saviour hail preached the truths of eternal life and Himself reduced them to practice. He had shown them that in Him ull that had been foretold by the prophets in regard to the Messiah had been fulfilled, and that His mission was really one front on high. And yet, at the very time when the hand of Divine "Mercy was extended to them they were plotting Ids death. 'Hie day of mercy had passed and ttie day or vengeance was come at last. The destruction of the city was prophesied, and what God says lie will do He docs. What He promises 11c fulfils, for He is not like man, who deceives and is deceived. And the city was destroyed, Betweeu the Jews of old and TI1R SINNERS OF MODERN TIMES it TTfia rniuv tn I rapfi n htiP'illol Aa (hnv >itii1 wo. celvcd special favors from God; as they luul been singled out from anionic all other nations to lie tho chosen people of God; as they hail licen given a definite ana distinct law, so all those favors hail been granted to christians, but in a much more exalted and nobler degree. To us was given tho lioly law of the Gospel of Jesus Christ himself, and tho reward for Its faithful observance was not a mere temporary one, but enjoyment of happiness for eternity. The Jews were left to themselves to fulfil their laws, but we were aided in the observance of ours by God himself by means ot the surraments. In baptism we were cleaused from tho stain of original sin, and when WR FF.I.I. INTO TKMPTATTON and yielded to evil, if truly repentant, we were restored to God's favor by the saefhmeut of peuance. lint supposing that we, too, like the Jews, reject Christ and refuse to observe Mis law. God punIsln d the violation ol Ills laws in proportion to the extent of the sinner's guilt, ami, that being so, how much greater must be the punishment or a socalled Christian for the violation of the law when it Is considered how much greater are the boons conferred upon him than were conferred upon tho Jews! The reverend gentleman then concluded by exhoi ting nil those w ho bad rejected God's word to return to a sense of their duty, to hasten back to God while lie yet extended the hand of mercy, aud not to wait until T1IK PAT OF VRNOEANCB, when It would be too late for repentance, and their destruction would be Inevitable. The musical pari of the service, as It always is at the Cathedral, was all that could be desired by the most exacting lover of true sacred music. The singing by the choir. It is safe to say, Is unsurpassed. iiot to suy unequalled, by any Catholic church choir lu the city. The voices are all good, tins tvhfilo chftlr enptnu In lin iiti<1nt* ! ha? lnnwf 27*r?t. training, and the organist shows i>y Ids excellent playing and the character of the nutslc lie selects that good church music, which makes the devout woislilDpcr feci during the services that he really Is In a church and not at the opera. Is by no menus dependent upon Offenbach's Mrs for success. THE MARIWEB8' BAPTIST CHUBCH. Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Hodge??Tlie Church the Bride of Christ. The Rev. l?r. Hodge preached an eloquent nntl Instructive sermon at the Mariners' Baptist church, In Catherine street, yesterday morning. The learned divine took his text Irotu Revelations, xxl. 9?"Come hither, I will shew I nee the bride, the I.nratj'd wife"?and commenced by drawing the attention of the congregation to the fact that this portion of (lod's word relates to the coming ngaln of the Lord Jesus. At that epoch the people will be gathered together from Ml the ends of the earth and the sea will glvo up its dead. Chi 1st will then celebrate llis nuptials with Ills well-beloved bride, the Church. 'Ihls marriage day Is not tar distant, and that knowledge that the day of supreme happiness is near at hand ought to cucourage and trnsirLATH 01'H HEARTS. Jesus Christ looks on His people even now us Ills ... .1 is l . Vila <e..a.ial (lint Hwltirra <!n>m In Ilia CPpVIIJUni* It 13 HIW I'IUI ' * ??? feet. They <1o not know themselves now. but they will in the future, the grace of the Iloly Spirit being Infused Into thetn. nud lie will lead lurth Ills blushing bride, beautified and adorned, shilling reHpleudcntly In the robes or purity and love. The Church, continued the preacher, embraces till ages?goes back to the martyr Abel, llo was of Cud's Church nnd believed In the teaching* ut his divino Creator. The great tin story of hereafter Is too profound, too subtle for ordinary mm to fathom; a tuor'iil entyiot sound Its might* , depths. Vet, by faith, wc know that the church j will be W Kt OMKb IN I1R U FN as the bride nr cini-t. The bride is human now? she I* not perfected i* she will lie by and by. There i 1* too much vain imagination in the brld", a? alio Is at present; but she will b? cleansed and bcttuUNrd 1 In the future, and will be u fitting spouse for our Lord and saviour. Wc can scarcely realize Sod. When we think of Him we should regard linn ns one Infinite?one whose magnitude and potcnev is bevond the rale of man's comprehension. When n man sets Ids love ou n beautiful woman lie does so because he believes tier to bo the Incarnation of nil human virtues and perfections; but Cod, in fits love for stuner*. lias nothing beautiful, everything repulsive; yet lie loves ilu in that He may make them beautiful by purifying tticm. W hen a man marries a woman he becomes responslide for her debts, and, in like manner, jc us ! Christ takes tils t?rl<le, the church, with mi her DERIS OF SIN; 1 ITo answers for nil her liabilities, she takes hi- nam and the twain are merged Iuto one. As the husband, all her wants art cared lor by Him. A man cherishes Ids wife's name and fym", u*i K tnc same way, our Sn\lour teseuti iinj Iniiilt offered to Ulsbllue, the Cliureh. i Trie Church Is sometimes, like any other bride, slek, faint and weary, and when so she requires | eotDmla'lua and sympathy, There are dirklous aitd IK IlifiUALD. MONDAY, JI misunderstandings in the Church, lor she lias not yet arrived at that state or perfection which she will attain In the future?that happy future when she will be taken to rest upon tho bosom of Christ. She has been subjected to persecution; seared by the llres of superstition; sometimes she I una duuiio icajjieijut-iit uii mo mountains, at omers she has been almost buried in the mire of the val! leys; but she is the bride of Christ, aud Cod, recognizing Iter as the uinauced of Hi* Hon, will by and by upraise, uphold and welcome her to the glorious realms of Ilia etornal kingdom. l>r. Hodge concluded by urglug upon his hearers the necessity of every one's going to Christ to be united to tJltn. This could only lie done through the aid of the Church? the bride of our Saviour? ] who, purified and perfect, will live lu heaven when ull worlds have passed away. 8EVENTEEHTH STREET METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Diacoarae liy Mrs. Hannah W. Smith, of Philadelphia?Ou the Gospels?'The different Characteristics of Christ, the Bnrden-Bearer. The worshippers In the Seventeenth street Methodist Episcopal church yesterday experienced the novelty of listening to the demonstrations of a lady I preacher. The church waB densely thronged, and the ! discourse of the fair expounder of the Gospels, Mrs. I Hannah Whltol Smith, of Philadelphia, was listened : to with marked attention, although the delivery occupied more than an hour. The preacher, who was dressed In black alpaca, with white stomacher, lead-colored (Quaker bonnet and gloves of the same color, Is n lady about fifty years of age. Her personal appearance Is well calculated to favoiably impress an audience, while her delivery was excellent aud her ' manner earnest. Her opening prayer was simple, yet devout. Hho took no special passage as a text, hut spoke more directly upon the UNION op TUB FOt'B GOSPEI.S, Matthew, Mark, Luke aud John, In portraying the character and works of the saviour of mankind. She spoko of the practice of authors to tersely de- j scribe In the opening chapter of their books the j subject they propose to treat of, and, after discuss- j lng it from ull points, close in the application or the j subject. Ho It is with the lltble. In Genesis wc have a description of the creation, the expulsion of man and woman from Eden; in neve- j lat Ions we find all nations welcomed back to God. In the bcgiunlng we huve sorrows, in the end God wipes away the tears from our eyes. The Gospels describe the wonderrul devel opment of Christ and Ills Church. They describe the regular progress of truth rrom different standpoints. Matthew describes Me building of the spiritual temple, Mark the work of the Saviour, Luke the life He had here, and In John we have the revelation of the glorious consummation of light and life. In the I Gospels we have four different accounts of the | building of the Temple?Jesus Christ. Each oue of i the writers describes Him from a different staml?oint. Matthew represents Him us a King, Murk as heSorvant of Man, Luke as the Son of Man, and John as the Son of God. All give different points in the genealogy of Christ. The minister dwelt at length upon the different characteristics of Christ as described in the Apostles, nnd declared that JESUS CUBIST IS NOT AKTTAMKD to call ns His brethren. Jesus Christ, who can see us through and through, and knows all our acts, Is i not ashamed of us. Christ does not give up His divinity, but He takes, In addition, our humautty. Ask yourselves if you over come to Christ as vour God; If you have ever got into His kingdom, or are you on the outside ofTt f The way to get into His kingdom is to come with a meek lioart; step OUT OK TIIE KINtilXIM OF SATAN; step into the kingdom of the Lord Jesus, saying, "I will enlist tinder His banuer." God says, "Whosoever bclicveth shall have eternal life." If you I believe, then, God says you arc one with Ilim. Hear friends, Just begin to believe in this Word of God. The Lord tells us to CAST OUR nun PEN UPON tlJM. He takes the sting out of our burdens. The Lord, ; as revealed in Murk, is our burden-bearer. In every case of trouble make your burdeu known. I Lay it upon this burden-bearer and you will be relieved of it at once. 1 remember an anecdote of a , man walking along a road, with a bundle, meeting | 1 a man riding in a wagon. The wayfarer was I 1 Invited to ride; but, lu getting in, lie held the bundle before him. On being Invited to lay It down, he remarked, "It is as much as 1 can expect I for von to carry ine, without the burden of the ! bundle." My friends, Christ will carry your burden ! as well as yon. JESUS TO-PAY IS WALKING I beside each one of you, and says, " Poll that burden ! upon me." lie groves when you refuse. You may 1 ttiink you love God and have experienced the In,1 u*.'111 ii <r iif lltrlit 1 illt* mil,ma I mi imut vnnr narnd upon the Lorn you will not experience what John ' describes, Christ wni emancipate jou front the I slavery or sin if you believe iu liliu. This is illusI traied In the experience of a lady Meml of mine : who, three years alter the war, was travelling in ; the .South. SHE PIT t'P AT A LITTER INN | that looked as if it laid been deserted for years; was shown into u roo:n, covered with iiusi, by an old colored woman, who seemed to be devoid of any energy. On leaving It, for refreshments, she said to the ! woman. "Can you not dust up the room and make it look tidy? We Northern people freed you. and we are not accustomed to this kind of rooms." On ] returning to the room a great change was nppar(cut, and, standing erect, the old scream asked, "MISSIS, IS I FREE?" "Of course yon are," was the response. She then explained the proclamation of emancipation to the 1 slave, who stood and listened with a look of Joy, and exclaimed? "Thank de Lord fo' what you told me. I heerd we's free; I speaks to o'.e massa 'bout It, an' he say tan'tso; anmlder white man tells me l's tree, but 1 dunno de truf Mil ye tell me, missis, J's free, and 1 won't work fo' ole massa any longer." THAT WOMAN HAD FAITH In the power of the emancipation proclamation, and she would no longer rontniu a slave: so It Is with the seeker alter salvation, luivo laitli und yon will secure eternal life, t'hrlsl has issued THIS ULORIOI'S PROCLAMATION, the lilble, and declares you are free from the sin ami slavery of your past lives, llellevc In Hlin; lie ts able to lilt you out of the service of Satan, In whose bondage you are. and make you free through the blood lie shed for your redemption. THE MADI80N SQUARE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Rev. RnAii W. Clark on tlie Old Pntk* and the Way That Lemlcih to Peaee. Itcv. Rufus W. Clark preached at the Madlsou square Presbyterian church yesterday to an audience very respectable In numbers for a summer congregation, taking ills text from the sixteenth verse of the sixth chapter of Jeremiah?"Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye on the ways and sec ami ask for the ohl paths, where Is the good way, anil walk therein, and ye shall And rest for your souls. But they said, \\c will not walk therein." The old paths, said the reverend gentleman, where Is the good way, are not smooth, easy paths. They arc rugged. There are note of THE MODERN CONVENIENCES I applied to these old paths. No swift-moving railI road train dashes along llic level surface, bringing I the traveller who would go thereon quickly to the city of Ms destination. There are no time tables telling him Just when he will artive. They are the ; ohl rugged paths, Just as they were In the days of j Moses and Enoch and Joseph. No modern inven- j tlon has been secured to save the spiritual labor ! ' necessary to win gtaee and he saved. The prayer j j of nearly three thousand years ago for help from ' ' above Is the only thing mailable now as then. THE WAYFARER AT SEA 1 learns 10 kiiow me nciivcns ere ne e;in Pee uie CUV of lit* destination. lie looks above for help, as all of us uiust. do. liven through the woods of the Hoistli, where the roads are sometimes so narrow that the earrlaire wheels touch the brush at both I sides, the drivers, who cannot see the toad and can scarcely see their horses for the darkness, learn to know their course by studying the narrow streak of twilight that shines through TltK OfKNlNU IN TIIK WOO US above the road. These old paths run high above I the ordinary course of worldly men. Kiioch. who walked with God, was on a plane elevated far shove the darker road, where men stumbled In superstition and darkness, and feli over precipices and against rocks: and although j he lacked human companionship he had the glorl- I ous company of the everlasting God himself. TIIK VA1.I.KVOH nil: shadow of death whs far below him and he walked this road right into Heaven, over the bridge that ralth had i , constructed. The preacher then went on to discuss 1 the relative claims of faith and philosophy as bases I of religious bollet, Hillosophy. lie said, claims : science and reason as lis liases for religions belief, and its religion consequently diverge-Into sceptlI tism, pantheism and positivism. It K A SON should be the basis of religion, tint it should be ' capped by faith, for when reason lias raised lis ! structure us high as it can reach faith Is needed to j , cart ) the dome of the structure high enough to rereive the tinge of light that brunts from trie brow | of Heaven, beleuce merely destroys Itself. Science ! Is simply n discoverer, and Its discoveries consist mainly iu discovering that past scientific theories nre false. K Is not upon such ever-shifting founda- ' , Hon* as these that the Christian religion is built. Moses revealed the word of God. the Prophets continued what Moses had revealed, and what the j I Prophets uttered Jesus Christ fulfilled, TIIK flVHTBM OF REI.TG 101*8 BKMKF I that God gave to Moses has never been changed I or improved. The ten commandments are as fresh, 1 n? ati-img ami ns Important now ax tnev won' ? nen i , Mos<- recoiled them on the Mount. The preacher concluded an intereatlnt and vcrv jiblc aeruiou bj I IJLlr 22, 1872.?WITH Stl'J urging his hearers to walk In the old paths where la the good way, and the congregation dispersed. CHURCH OFTHfi MEBBIAH. A City and a Country Lift Compared? Bo tit are Alike Matte Up of Good and 111?A City One Presents More Advantages and More Tt nipt at ion*?God In Each?Sermon by Profcrsor Yonng. The services at the Church of the Messiah, corner ot Park avenue and Thirty-fourth street, were yesterday morning conducted for lUc lnst time prej vlous to the summer vacation, which will extend | until October 8. Professor E. J. Vouug, of Cam i bridge, occupied the pulpit, nnu cnosc ror ins text 1 | Matthew, xxi., 17:?"He lefl them and went out of I the city into Bethany; aiul he lodged there." Our characters, he began, are atfocted by the circumstances of our condition. tiik i>T'irii)r*T. may be regarded as a representative of the society in which he moves. It Is an old rivalry which ' exists between the city and the country. We need j not exaggerate or undervalue the blessings, nor I deny the evils attendant on both. Man was inude j to live in the world. A savage life is not his nonnul I condition. Tho city is the necessary product of | civilization. This is the brain of the social organ- ! Ism; the heart, which receives and sends out the i life blood of tho people. Here wealth secures the < best of everything: here are the museums, the gal- j lories of art, the libraries, tho theatre.) ami the : churches; here intellectual power is best upprccl- j ated and rewarded; hero are the ablest men of all catlings and professions. By this social contict man is polished and rcllneil, and the larger the place the more catholic is the spirit. TIIK U BIS AT METBOPOJ.IS represents the nation. Hut while in groat cities there Is much to gratify, there Is also much to sadden us. Their evil Is inseparable froru the population, their activity und their wealth. In the excessive competition and taxation of brain men wear out sooner, both physically and mentally. Success is the measure of the man. All are carried along by the multitude. Fashion and custom rule; the individual must conform to the majority. Here, also, the extremes of human society meet, and there Is A FEARFUL CATALOGUE of crimes and temptations. These arc increased by the laxby of customs, the unattractlvcness of homes, the excitement and glitter of the club room | and the street. Cod is euslly forgotten in the I crowded mart. Kverywhere man's works?Ids i-hlps. his fabrics, ills art, his books?engross tho I thoughts. In the country the fresh air, the simplicity of living and the moderation in labor must tend to prolong existence. A iOVC of nature is a source of the purest pleasure. She meets our varying ntoods and responds to the different feelings which agitato our breast. Wc never feel alone among tho wot ks of Cod. Openness and SIMPLICITY of character are produced in ull who yield to these gentle influences. Here wore reared the prophets Elijah and Ames; here Moses, David and Isaiah drew inspiration, and here remained Jesus until ready to do His work. Nature teaches the lesson U1 UC^CUUCUUti We must not exaggerate nor idealize the advantages of the country an.v more than those of the city. Kach has Its bright as well as Its (lark side. Human ^nature Is everywhere the same. There are purity, and nelf-sacriflce, and piety, and the laboring for the underclasses in tho city; and there are forms of wickedness and crimes which make their home in tne country. Yet In the latter there arc fewer criminals in proportion to tho population. The country has LJWS BAD ANI> I.ESS OOOD than the city. There should be no undervaluing of either. With our present facilities of travel we can enjoy the benefits of both. Wo should see good In both, we should see God in both. ST. STEPHEN'3 CHURCH. The pleasant state of the weather yesterday morning had the effect of allowing all persons piously Inclined to go to church, and deprived those callous Individuals, ever on the look out for some excuse whereby they may postpone their praycrsf of every chance to cavil about the requirements of the church In the middle of a heated term. Those bad people bad no chance yesterday morning to plead exhaustion of mind uud body as a reason why their Sunday devotions should not be performed, and the result was that the churches were well lilted with aspirants for heavenly pabulum. In the Catholic churches the half-past ten o'clock service was well attended, though In most of these the sermon was omitted, the pastors wisely remembering that in I such a season as this there could be 110 knowing what sort of a turn the weather might take. At 8t. Stephen's church, in Twenty-eighth street, there was a noticeable Increase in the numbers attending the high mass as compared with Sundays recently, when even in this large and splendid temple the "effect of the heat was most disagreeably lelt. Tho high mass was celebrated yesterday by tiib Rev. Father Lynch, the choir parts being ail sung us fully as usual. The music was very attractive. and If liirhter compositions could In any way reconcile people for the loss of the sermon, I the otTortory piece yesterday was suillcl ntly lack- j Ingthe Grcgonun spirit to please the most indent I admirer of brilliant and sparkling phra-dug. In the I other parts of the mass more famtllar and, perhaps, more devotional music was sting, some of which was rendered with all the perfection that true artistic eitort always commands. Should the weather continue to ahnte In solar pressure the sermons, doubtless, will be soon resumed at this church. ASSOCIATION HALL Service ofSong and Address by the Rev. W. Martin, of Brooklyn. Association Hall was well filled last evening at the usual weekly service of soug. The meetings have been Instituted for the purpose of providing those who are attached to 110 regular church with a place of devotion In which they can meet on Sunday night. The services on last evening consisted of the singing of choice selections of hymns by tlie congregation, nccompatilcd by cornopean and organ playing. The music was <>1 the most pleasing and attractive kind, and the familiar tunes were heartily Joined in , by all present. Alter the singing un address was , delivered by the Rev. William Martin, of Brooklyn, on the Importance of salvation, and the tie- I cessity of immediately lleoing from tho wrath to come. The address, which was a very telllngand convincing one, was illustrated with | the tales of Individual conversions which came ! under tho personal observation of the lecturer in | the course of Ids ministerial career. At the close 1 of the regular service a prayer meeting was held In the cast parlor, a large number remaining for the ! supplementary devotion, despite the heat of the night and the secular attractions of the city streets. BROOKLYN CHURCHES. PLYMOUTH CHURCH. Plymouth t lmi-cli with the Gilt Off?l fMiuple Service Under Difficulties und Without the Glittering; Accessories? V Sermon oil the "Higher Idle" by Dr. ! Kdtrnrd Beechcr. Yesterday this church presented the appeaj- j ance of a theatre on n ila> rehearsal. The an- ! tllenec room, or "sanctuary,'' was cnrpctless; the ! cushions front the seats of the pews were piled in | mountainous heaps; there were the silent organ and the empty chairs of the choir. The lionso was : in the handsel Hie renovators, the painters and the kulsoinlneru; there was everywhere Bit empty, vacant, tcnautless, deserted look that contrasted strongly with the memory of n sea of upturned faces and all the accessories that usually accompany the performance of the drama of devotion In this well-known temple. There 1 were services, however, yesterday. In the lecture room, a loom ordinarily used for the Friday wen* ! ing prayer meeting. This also was carpetlcss. Kven the plot form had uu ornament, except "The Mount, of Olives" stand, tilled with Powers. At | the hour for the commencement of the devotions the room was not more than two-thirds llllcd. These were not the (We of the ordinary congregation. Thero were few ladies in rustling silks or glittering Jewelry, no portly matrons, with a long line ofmarrlngealde daughters, or pompous fathers, j sleek and pur-e-proud, who brought up the rear of j their households and occupied ihe end seats of 1 IImli* tw.tva Vie ,'iirrl'.i(POfl ilrnvn mi in 1 lis ptmrpli I 1'V ... . , , depositing a pew-full of regular attendants | on I lie liceehcr ministry irlio hod found godliness profit able unto ail things, and who at hut rale seemed to be making the hest of thi< world. it was j easy tose" the social status of those who made up the stuall congregation In tlio lecture room. They were J for the most part work girls, clerks and store. I keepers, with or without th tr wives: mechanics, arllsnns, a few stranger* and several professional people who cannot gel away. Tin re were other incidents that showed the temporarlnes* und uudrcsscdness of the service. The grand piano in the centre of the room that Is used ' to lend the singing at the prnvor mectliigs was unavailable. When the organist. Mr. Zuudell, went : to open It It refused to yield, jlio blade of a knife was tried, hut with no oilier result than that of i striking a note on the key that the knife touched. The side parlor that overlooks the lecture room, as Iroxu a balcony, was open, and there I- a toelodcon ELEMENT. there need tor social parties. This was carried to the front, and after a short prayer a common metre hymn wua announced. There was no choir, for It also was on Its vacation. Mr. Z.undell played a familiar tune and the congregation sang; the time was not well kept; the effect or the snstamfflf power of forty trained voices was cousplcuou.- by its absence: several of the notes were blurred, and so fearful was the preacher of a breakdotvu that in the prayer that followed Divinity itself was notified of the absence of the choir, anil was Implored not only to keep the audience in the spirit on the Lord's day, but to keep their voices In tune also. Judging rrom (he improved character of the ringing that followed, that part of the prayer must have been answered. Dr. Kd ward Beecher preached In the absence of the pastor, and the subject was the highest form of Christian experience. He chose us the foundation of tils subject the First Epistle of John, lv., 7, 8, 10:?"Beloved, let us love one another, tor love Is of Cod; and overv one thut livoth Is born of Cod. He that lovetn not knoweth not Cod; for God Is love." Cod Is the electricity of the spiritual universe. It Is thus that It was understood thut Coil was u consuming tire; Cod was thus represented as an emotional being, able to burn up the foundations of the earth, and i a'.Ho the mountain*. An analysis of emotion as manifested in the character of man was here lu order, and was dilated upon from a philosophical point of view ut some length. "One of the uncommon forms of Christian experience," said Mr. Heecher, "was a sensibility to natural beauty, after regeneration, and an entering into a sympathy with God. One of tho more common manifestations was a greater susceptibility to inorul beauty. The emotions of God were love, Justice, truth and right; hot it was equally true that lie was keenly sensitive to all those qualities that oppose these. It was so with man; and ho Instanced the treatment ; of Haynau, the Hungarian butcher, by the Loudon | brewers; the Southern atrocities In tho civil war; : the harlot of the Revelations, and the Indignation ' of tho people ut tho corruption of the Tammany | thieves. Notwithstanding all this God had emotions of grief and sorrow. Christ wept over Jerusalem. The tluul Joy of God would he In the full attain- , ment of His great plans. This explained what was meant by eternal life. Man is rooted in a I life oi selfishness, but' what was eternal Mo? It i was when man was taken out or the soli of selfishness and rooted and grounded In faith and love. There were, however, multitudes or selfish men who had 110 ties to God. They were selfish, proud, earthly, and they were not in sympathy with God. Now the principal qnestion came to this: There was to be a world in which God was to be the centre. Then, were those whom he was addressing living In sympathy with Gedt Were they planted in selhshucss or love V Could 1 hey enter Into tho sympathies of Coil, and had they ever learned to do It v A few practical remarks lu tills direction closed the sermon. NEW JERSEY CHURCHES. ST. PETER'S CHURCH, JERSEY CITY. The "Peter's Pence" Collection?Sermon l>y Father MeQuade, S. .7. In St. Peter's church, Jersey City, a collection for the Pouc was taken un. and the sum of five hundred dollars was realized. Father McQuado ascended the pulpit, and after explaining the object of the collection and the necessity of giving the Holy Father a generous support In his present tribulations preached from the Gospel of tho day which described Christ's lamentations ovor Jerusalem. Christ wept over the doomed city, not on account of the misfortunes of the people, but on account of the impending ruin of that city. He told them that tt was because they did not know the day or their visitation. They rejected all those graces which had been offered them; they mocked at the prophets, and even when Christ showed them by His miracles that He was the promised Redeemer they rejected Him with scorn und crucified liiui on Mount Calvary. On account of the crime of delclde inany of tluni were subjected to terrible tortures and the city was given up to devastation. Let us reflect on the lesson conveyed in the Gospel, and remember that it we have gone on sinning with impunity the time may come when we shall be precluded from Cod's grace. Although Cod's mercy Is above all his works, yet the day will come when we will be shut out from His mercy if wc repeatedly reject His graces. Wc find numerous examples in the Holy Scripture which show that cod visited even one sin with great punishment. And although there are exceptions they are sufficient to convince us that we must not rely too much on linpuuil.v in sin. Lot no man presume to say that beo inse Cod has heeu so merciful as to ullow him to go on for years In sin that he will be suffered to continue In crime. Cue more sin, in addition to those recorded against htm, may seal . his doom. What lias happened to ot tiers may liuppcn to us. Can wc expect to find mercy at the hands of God If we go on abusing His patience from year to year? Saint Paul warns ua against this by toning us tnat we treasure up for ourselves wrath against the day of wruth. When our Saviour tells us In the Gospel that the people of Jerusalem did not know the day of their deliverance,- we are called upon to remember that wc stand In danger; that the time of our visitation may come upon us and that we will not understand It. In other words I he day linn come w hen the mercy of God w ill be at uu end fin* us. THE BABYLON CHURCHES. Doing (He Will of God?Sermon by the Rrv. J. "Wesley Home. IlABTLON, L. I., July 21, 1S72. As was truthfully stated in last Monday's Hkhald by one of Its representatives, the hotels and all the guestH In tills attractive region arc filled to repletion. The roads m and annul Babylon are thronged every day with the equipages ol well-known New Yorkers, some of which are elegant turnouts, and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons the village presents as animated and brilliant u spectacle as can l?e seen at Newport or uny of the leading fashionable resorts. . It Is to he regretted, however, that lmre. as elsewhere, most of the regular attendants at eity churches forsake the humble village sanctuary nnd spend the early hours of the Sabbath In listless indifference to the claims of the moral nature, j whereas tticy should respect the place of holy i convocation, not only by their presence, but by their pecuniary offerings, so as to properly i sustain divine worship at these summer resorts. | Pcrhans the main reason why country churches are ' almost deserted by city people is found in lire fact ; that "the dominie," who is expected by Ins parishoners to perforin the miracle of supporting a I family upon a mere pittance, cannot measure up to ; the calibre of a Beechcr, a Ty tig, a Hall or a Punshon. And yet many of these rural clergymen, too olten despised by the devotees of fashion, are equal in logical power and genuine eloquence to populnr metropolitan divines who dispense the gospel In palatable doses every riahbutli at handsome sula- I t ies. Italy Ion Is fortunate In having Its pulpits ably filled. The Presbyterian church has for Its ' pastor a talented .voting man, till recently an occu- I pant of a P.rooklyn pulpit, while the Methodist con- \ grcgatlon Is favored with the ministrations of the 1 Kcv. .1. Wesley Home, a frequent contributor to the religious press, au able preacher and a genial and 1 cultivated t'lirlstlan gentleman, ltev. Mr. Home discoursed tltls morning from Matthew, vl., 10? | "Thy will be done in earth, us it. is In heaven." The text, he said, Is the second part of the first petition of the bord's Prayer; and the first and second j parts are essentially atid Intimately connected. I For wherever the will ol the i,ord is done, and In j proportion in H Is done, there is the kingdom of (io Iconic. We say I tic Hngdoni of Ho 1 Is coino In Nature. Well, hi cause the will of Hod Is done llicrc every star shines, every world moves, every tree grows, every flower blooms, every bird sings according to the will of tiod. A great deal Is said In our day about Hie laws and forces and capabilities of Nature; but bow long shall It take us to learn that these arc but the expressions of Hod's will and the regular modes of their operation? We believe that to heaven the kingdom of Hod la come. And why r because then in Is the will of Hod per- . fectly done; the blessed Inhabitants "cease not day j MIM u; Kill ? l.ni'*, I l"l V, I1UI*, I1UIJ 13 UIU Lord of ' llo-d*; iln* Whole earth Is foil | of His glory."' Ami once on earth, we are told, the kingdom of Cod was conic; In 1 lie Cordon or Fden, w here everything was "good for food and pleasant to the eyes," and Cod walked and talked with niun. who was liol.v and happy in his Maker's Image mid likeness. Ihit the kingdom oi Coil?which is that of good?has gone, and tho , kingdom of evil an t of the devil Tins come and spread itself abroad, because the will of the Lord has been violated and is violated every day contln- ' nally. Three prim ipul element* operate to prevent the eondng of Cod's kingdom?the jroedoni of the will, the various temptations to which we are subject. atid the lack of confidence in the good will and pleasure of Cod. These points were strikingly Illustrated from the hi tort or the rare. In praying, therefore. "Thy will b- done In earth, as it ts in heaven," we mint entirelv submit our wills to the will of Cu<1; we must earneatly ask and avail ourselves of the helpful Iniluenee of the Holy Spirit; we should heartily i it. "Lord, I believe: help Thou my unbelief." In this, as in other respects, the Lord Jetms Christ is our great examplur In all things. His will was lost In Hie will of Cod. ills hallier. Ilis advmi was according to the will of Cod?".So, | e01 ne to do Thy will, (I Cod." In Ills childhood lie said to Ills parents, sorrowing, "Wist re not that I mint be about my father's business'/'' When lie foresaw the terrible' agony approaching llecrled. "father, sue Mo from this hour:" but continned. "Vet for l his cause came I unto this hour; : father, glorify 'I by Son, that Thy Hon also may glorify Thee I" and In the garden of Oethscmune, lie tlirleo j prayed, "Father, If it be possible, let this cup pass from Me, yet not My will, but Thine be done!" Wlmn the prayer or the christian Church shall have been answered, and the "will of Cod Is done in earth, as It Is In Heaven." ttru shall Heaven hare come down to earth, Mid "the tabernacle ol Ood shall he with men, and lie shall dwell among them. He their Ood, and they shall be nis people, and the mediatorial kingdom shall be given up ur cY,en the Father, that the Triune God may be all in all. The Lord hasten it in His time 1 A NEGRO PREACHER IN THE CHOCTAW COUNTRY. Ilooov Depot, Indian Territory, July T, 1S7? 1 started out on foot this morning for a church two miles from here, ut a place called Old Iloggy, where the Rev. Allen Wright, a full blood Choctaw, and formerly Governor of the Nation, was to conduet the services, and to preach in both the English and Choctaw tongues, on nearlng the church, however, I heard a sound as of religious services in a neighboring grove, and directed my steps, in that direction, supposing that on account of tha heat the services were being conducted in the open air. Guided by the voice, now rising and now falllug. I made my way to a little grove on the top of a bill, where a sort of shed, opeu on all sides ami roofed with the branches of trees, had been constructed. Here I found a negro preacher, tall and lusty, holding forth with violent declamatory actions to an audience of soma twenty or thirty colored men and youths, who were sitting or lounging on rude planks on one side of the leafy temple, and to a somewhat more numerous collection of colored women and children on the other side, who showed more respect for the place and the occasion in their solemn countenances and uttedtlve attitude. The pulpit consisted of uu empty dry goods box turned up on* end, and innocent of nny cover or ornament. The preacher had taken for his text the parable of Ibdt certain rich man who lnd Invited his friends and neighbors to a marriage feast, and who when they' declined coming for various reasons sent out another^ servant with directions to go to the highways and by-ways and to compel those whom he found there! to come to the feast. The way In which the reverend Pontpcy made the application of his text wag certulnly entertaining, If not Instructive. 1 regretted that I had not a note book and pencil wltb mo to photograph somo of his sentence* for presentation in the Monday morning'* sermon gallery of the Hrrai.r. I remember, a lew only of his good savings, which wore set oil by his peculiarity of dialect and his utter contempt for grammar or sense. Read your Flole, he sald^ from Mutroo and do udder npoxtolics all de way to Kemelatlons, and you'll And dat all of dem tell youf 'bout de remsurrectlon, which am de iuerrtogv feast spoken of in my text; and when de servants? me and the udders whom de Master has sent out to invite de guests to enter by the twelve golden gates or heaven?Baptist, MethodlstJ Campbcllite and de rest; and when de Mastee asks dem where de guests Is, and when desc handmaids ob de Lord gib In de excuaion* dat dis one Is looking about de deed of * piece ob land dad lie has been buying, and dat anoder one has been a gwluc and gettin' mar rid, and dat all have somo business to attend to ana cannot attend yet awhile to de busines* of religion, d'yer suppose dat He will send out aglu to comriel them to come In in order dnt. hi? louse may be full 1 Nutting o' de kind. He will let tlieni all go to the lnko of lire and brimstun. Ana de one guest who has not on de merrldge garment,1 who do you suppose he Is V He Is one o' desc yere people who say dat If dey lead a Christian lire dey will be saved; who set up a religion of dare own, and don't make a profession of religion. Hut what1 Hays Paul de Apostle to de PhillppTans ? He says, "God's ways are not as your ways, nor are yous ways as God's ways." And so dls gust widotit de merrldge garment will hear de command?"Take him out and bind hiin hand and foot and frow liim. into orter darkness." Hut de gust who comes to eu feast a wearin' of the merrldge garment will have de Son of Man embracing him and falling on his neck like do Pottlclc on his son's nock. And what docs Mathe say furder on in de chapter1 I've been rcadln' to you? Oh, my hrcurca what a blessed book is de IJlble! Take de Bible away from Boggy Depot and before a day passes you'll tlnd de power of do Devil growing "greater and greater, we must then strive to get religion, and we never can get 'nuf of It. Here the preacher looked at his watch, and said, he had not expected to talk so long, as he was not In a good condition for talking, but he thought he would Just go at it and rough it out. i I left when lie had concluded, and as I sauntered down the hill I heard the tones of the whole congregation mingling together In the singing of a good old Methodist hjnin, and I thought that whatever nonsense, in a logical or a theological point or viewy the simple-minded preacher might have Indulged In, his hearers felt the better of his sermon, and were doubtless as much edified and aroused in their religious sentiment as ir they had been listening to the eloquence of the most tamous divine, and witnessing the ceremontal performances In any of the grandest cathedrals in the land. * . | SUNDAY IN THE PABK.' ) Manhattan Ont For an Afternoon Airing?The Lakes, the Fountain, the Menagerie and < Thaw. tuv cuyic wuv JL au UUilV AUVW. I Ride, sir f take yc round the rark for three doV lars, sir." "Tlila way. sir. Want a nice barouche, airf Only five dollars, sir, for the party. ?how you everything In the Park." And the small salutatory and Importuning drove of hack drivers nt the Eighth avenue entrance to the Central Park finding their offer ignored swung carelesslr if to seek patronage of another of t.be continually Inpouring groups of pedrstrlana through the circle at the gates. Speaking of the famous "circle," which really promises to make the approach to the Park exceedingly attractive, if not imposing, It may be asked whether, arter all, Tammany was not magnificent In Its treatment of the public?magnificent in Its scale and style of Improvements as well as In the magnitude and effrontery of Its robberies? The only trouble with Tammany was that If it undertook to do anything for the people It made them pay too dearly for it, and spun out the work to an Infamous extent so as to make it cost. Aud that Is Just why the Ftlty-mntn street circle nt the Eighth avenue entrance lias not yet been graced by Its fountain and sculptured stone curbings, Its shade trees and the other elements of beautiflcatlon which were wrought In the "mind's eye" of Its projectors. A vast concourse of pleasure seekers swept through the circle yesterday into the Pari:, and It seems that the Eighth avenue entrance Is In fact the beat patronized or all the approaches to the great Sunday resort, the use of which costs ihe people so little and yet lias cost them so much. At the Fifth avenue gate the visitors?that is, the larger proportion of them?roll Into the Park In all the glory of glossy steeds, or glistening carriage w heels and luxurious cushions. No vulgar street railroad line pours out its tribute of visitors In the neighborhood of Fifth avenue, and as a ronseqttcn- e this entrance is the great point of rmtnuchuiv for those Who riitc In chaises, while the Sixth and Eighth avenues are easiest approached by the class that walks where 11 pleases? except on the grass. The day was one of singularly doubt lb! n-p ot at the Park yesterday. In the morning the tniperatare almost promised a return to the heated atmosphere ol the early part of the month. Eater, however, a refreshing breeze sprung up and banished the threatened discomfort. Hut while dispelling one menace that saine southeasterly wind brought up the most direful throat that ran possible impend over a party of open nlr pleasureseekers. Great banks of rain-eharged clouds swopt across wannatrnn, casting aeep shadows into the foliage of trie Park shrubbery, flecking live lakes witli foamy ri|>|iles, uud again changing tHo sheen of (he water to a cold leaden hue. Tin; wind whi.-keil tliroujfli the trees and clashed their green banners and plumes together until the framing leaflets roared like tho surf-voice or a < lie taut se*. Hut still the tide or pleasure seekers rose and poured along the pathways, dotted the Mall, lounged in great eddies around the ten ace and fountain, and then whirled Itself away again through other channels In quest of tho kaleidoscopic btautlc of hill uud hollow, of woodland and waterscape, of roadway and ramble, with which the bcatuifbl idea-lire ground abounds. At three o'clock the Terrace and Grand Fountain Plaza wa? a mi> of the rarest animation. The medlarvnl bantie-s at, the boat stairs on the lake flung out their t i-selled wings to tho breeze, the groups of coy ijeiir* plunged Into and staggered out of the boa'clnstors of children climbed up to the fountain's iirlnt to watch tho shoals of gold ilsh playing in tho sun, or shrieked with iulmlc terror :?? the wind swept tho fountain spray Into wiolr you th fid sun-gilt faces. Men and women promenaded, and lo <kcd ami wondered and betrayed that unsatistiod expression whlc't ^uvs as plainly as uttered words, "which place sh. 11 we go to see next f On the beach the ever gormandising swans elms d the children for dainty hums: n of cake, and parents, giving their progeny the first lessons |u the inculcation of courage, urged their toddling youngsters forward t ? feed Hie Indolent water fowl. Down tho sloping road aud under the arch which leads to the hollow where the old Arsenal sits, with embattled tow re and stony, gray visage, great lines of ramblers trooped to "see the animals,'' and fairly jammed each other at tho doors, both In their eagerness to get out as well na to get In to the abode of the lions, the tigers and the wolves. Sow a worn ou faintly shrieks and starts Imck us the African nu n CONTINUED ON NINTH PAGE.