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CITY CHMSTMNirr.
Charmed with the Coolness Congregations
Crowd the Churches.
Preachers Pour Out Yials of ReadyMade
?k'ety.
The Flan of Salvation?The Seller of
Soula?The Purchaser and the
Price of Their Redemption.
i Quack Doctor Profiting by Hit Piety in
Plymouth Church.
Corn Plasters in the Light of
Christianity.
BISHOP SNOW'S SANCTIPICATItJ.
The delightfully cool weather yesterday was exhilarating
to all church-goers, and the congregations
In most instances, as a consequence, w ere
somewhat augmented in numbers by a lull attendance
of devout "stay-at-homes." The camp meetlugs
which are now in numerous placeB In full progress
attraet a greater attention umong religious
persons of a liberal turn of mind, and are now,
therefore, the more Important subject. The space
of tho 11 khalu is this morning quite largely giveu
up to accounts or them; hut, nevertheless, the city
sermon? given below will be found to be worth the
perusa; of the piously Inclined and tlie worldly
reader alike. Unto them they are accordingly commended.
8T. STEPHEN'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.
Sermon by the Her. l)r. McGlynn?The
Triduum?How and When (he Indulgence
May Be Gained?Christian Charity
and Self-Denial.
Tlic large attendance at the high mass In St.
Stephen's yestorday morning and the devout attention
of tho congregation to the Instructions or
their uastor plainly showed that the faithful o! tho
pansn fully appreciate the zeal with which the shepherd
tends nis nock, "la season and oat oi season,"
and ministers to their spiritual warns. The mass of
the feast of St. Lawrence the Martyr was celebrated
by the Kev. Father Flyun. Immediately
after the ilrst gospel the Rev. Dr. McGlynn ascended
ihe pulpit and delivered an instructive discourse
ou the spirit with which the prayers prescribed
by the Tope lor the triduum should be recited.
His app icatlon of tho lesson of self-denial and
mortlticalion inculcated In the gospel of the feast
of St. Lawrence the Martyr?John xti., '.>4-28?to the
subject of the indulgence prayer was skilful and
liappr. lie said:?1 he plenary indulgence which
the lioly Father has been pleased to grant during
TilK COMINU TKIDtTK
may bo gained by reciting the Litany of Saints on
Tues lay, Wednesday and Thursday next, once on
each day, and approaching the sacraments oi penance
and ilie eucharist on the lestlval of the
Assumption, or wiildn the octave. Durlug those
three days the falthlul throughout the world will
loin in sncclal and united nraver to ilo ueniie
violence to the heart of our Divine Lord, and move
Him to frco the Church. Ills spouse, from all
restrictions o( her liberty; that, untrammelled
BV TI1K POWERS Of EARTH,
Bhe may be at lull liberty to preach the Gospel to
all nations. And while we lament that the Churcli
of God is beset by enemies ami weighed dow n by
heavy calamities, and pray the Almighty to dellvei
her, we must bear in mind the example of our
Lord, who prate t for His murderers?"Father I
lorgive them. They know not what they do"?and
pray lor the conversion of the enemies of tue
Church. We, who worship in the Churc.i of the
proto-mariyr, -St. Stephen, have a nohlc example
of Christian charily in our patron saint, who
pra.veM too sell-same prayer for those who cruelly
"did him to death." "Fattier forgive them," said
he, as tliev brutally stoned linn. And that the
prayer of the dying martyr was not unheard is
evident from the tact that one of his assassins,
Saul, was afterwards converted and became the
"Apostle of the Gentiles." So the gentle spouse
of Christ brays fur her enemies and
would-be-murderers, that they may see
the error and the evil ol their ways, and
not ouiy cease to persecute her but be converted
to God and gathered within the one told. "Oilier
sheep" says the Master, "I have that are not of
this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall
hoar my voice; and there shall be one fold ami one
shepherd." It is then not in a spirit of hatred or
revenge, but in a spirit of true Catholic, Christian
cka-ity,we should pray during those days of special
giace and devotion tnat those who entertain a
spirit 01
UKROP-MKE JKALOTST
and hatred of Christianity may, like the penitent
thiel on the eross, like the mur.ierer of St. Stentieii
Hi* miLlirp fit thi?ir rritnoa uohihuI Mm
liberty ol Hie Church ami hearken to the voice of
Christ's Vicar on earth. In the uosnel of to-day's
festival we have tlio whole philosophy ol sell-denlal
and mortification. Without self-denial we
cannot expect our prayers lor the Church to be
efficacious. For If we have not the spirit of tnortillcaiion,
If we are not detached irom the world,
If we have an inordinate attachment to any croatcd
thin?, we are traitors to our Lord and Muster
and cannot hope that Ho will hear our prayers.
Sin Is said to be "a turning to the creature and a
turning away from liod." Sanctlflcatlon, on the
contrary, is a turning to Cod. II we would pray
artgot, then, we must deny ourselves and
burst the prison bars which keep our souls
captive ami prevent theiu from elevating
themselves to (iod. Self-denial, in Christian parlance,
is culled a mortification, a killing, a deadening
ol 1 lie worldly spirit. The lives ol the saints
and the martyrs luily exempliiy tlie lesson taught
In the parable o the gram ol wheat that Is put tn
the ground and lives and brings forth much fruit.
11I KY HAVE IT THE UHOST,
but daily I hey were sowing precious seed, which
has brought forth and is still bringing lorth much
fruit m every land and cmne. Their lives wi re
lives ol self-denial aud mortification, accompanied
by prayer. 'Jhey fully understood the value of
Christ's promise, "It any man minister to ine let
him follow me, and where I am there also shall my
minister be. It any man minister to me him will
my l ather honor."
I would, therefore. Invite you all to visit the
Church during the trliiuum, in the mornings to
assist in the sacrifice of the mass and recite the
l.ilaur ol the saints. and the evenings to receive
Christ's blessing m the llo'.v Sacrament as n
fatherly response to your prayers. With the
whole Church of Cod, like an srmy in battle array,
marshalled m pi aver lor the sa ety and triumph of
the Church and propagation of the true laith, we
have every reason to hope Hut our prayers will be
UVttlUi
FORTY-SECOND 8TREET PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH.
Dr. ChffTtr on the Influence of Prayer?
Constant Vigilance tli: Price ofMalvaMespnnse
to tlir Praying
Soul?Melfisiines* the Knemy of God.
Dr. Cheever preached yesterday to a goodly
Congregation, composed In part of his own old
church members. Alter the opening prayer and
hinging, Dr. t hcevcr took his text from INaims n.,
verae 16?"Dreathe in me a pure heart." The
Doctor said that tnc main trouble even with people
professing Christianity was the selfishness that
was in them. From tins source I her became in
'ore with slu and accomplished their own destruction
by aelf-ldolatry. The Hliifti-r sacrifices to himaelf
instead of to God by self-indulgence. This feeling
01 self always holds them with an indomitable
maiestic force, and the ordinary man or woman
can no more break away Iroin It than a man can
wrest himself away when carried over the curve of
the mighty Niagara. lie must go with the onward
current, and nothing Hhort of a miracle can save
lain. Yet there are moments when such men see
ft* by a sudden Illumination. If ther haro
SPIRIT, PORCH, ENKKOr AND DI'TK RUT NATION
to put tnese Into play, they sometimes rescue
themselves iroin the fate which seemed to await
them. They then cry, as did the Psalmist. "Hreatlio
In me a pure heart, (), God!" God will answer
thai prayer, but will the heart stay created anew I
Yes, if we determine, God will complete His own
work, and will not dismiss it until wc stand per.ect
auu complete beiore the throne oi glory in exccedL"*,,fre41
H you imagine that yeu have
lJ il. il* 0 allor l,lis prayer you arc greatly
Jutftakea, however. You must have an incessant
mw YOKK
watohfulness. You muai nave a consciousness of
bring turned tike a fossil Into a living creature,
tviien yon make this piayer, which I have taken
(or my text, you have entered upon
A LIFELONG STRUGGLE.
It Is an unceasing, never ending light between
the higher and the baser nature, which are both
working to obtain a mastery. Therefore your work
must last with youi life. Any one moment of forgetiulcsa
or inattention, and the temptation
cornea which carries you away. Just then so necessary
is It to maintain that state. This psalm was
the prayer of a man who nud boon in a state of
prayer for years. It Is a new creation in the heart,
v Inch la constantly going on. It Is a self-despairing
straggle, but Btill hopelul in Cod. You must
work out your own salvation, lor it is Cod that
worketh in you to do well and to do Ills good pleasure.
Your own prayer Is working with Him against
your own selflshnoss. This new creation Is carried
011 every day, lor with God's spirit in you you will
be taken out of darkness Into light, creating a true
holiness. Y our prayer may not be answered once
and forever, but day by day keep up that
SPIRIT OK PRAYER
constantly. You must consider it a necessity to
salvation. Take a stone that Is suddenly created
into a vegetable. This Is flue In Itself, hut you
must tueu look at Its qualities. This is onlv an Ulustra',
ion, but 1 want to give you the idea or growing.
Man works so uulortuuately that it may be
only smoke that coincs irom his efforts when there
Mll'UlU lie littllAC, UUb UV^UIIU IIJ/VU 1*1 "till l/UIIOKBUI
effort, it will gradually light up. God keeps worklug,
and does not fomakc the mau because bis
work la merely smoke, but waits until it breaks
into a clear, pure name. "Fire our hearts with
Thy love," says the psalm'st, but this Is not enough.
The heart is not a creatnre without action, and
when liod turns the stream upou the heart it muBt
be constantly alive to receive it. A man must go to
God for a renewal. Will the man bo satisfied with
the supply or to-day and roturu to his selfishness
to-morrow? It is
A MATTER OP LIKE Olt DRATH
both in the root and in the branch. The best of
the apostles?Peter, Paul, John?were not made
what they were without God's breathing upon
them. God burned them In the furnace and beat
taem on the anvil until from iron tliey came out
pure, hard, bright stool. The element of salvation,
as in their case, Is to net lid of selfishness. We
have many ol us?tne Dest of us?heart-burnings
i and bitter disappointments. It is God's truth
I burning the soul into Uhrtst's faith. Alter tnat we
i arc of God, new created Into Christ Jesus. We
enter heaven by prayer. It Is the first and tho
last. Trusting in Christ we must believe that tie
is the one to redeem us. God is working In you
and for you. By this spirit we must be saved. He
is working in you and you bocoino a partaker la
Ris divine nature. The Christian capitalist
hoards up his spiritual wealth. The journeyman
squanders It from day to day; when we give in our
account proper Justice will bo done.
MADISON AVENUE BAPTI8T OHUBCH.
Sermon by tbe Rev. Or. Tucker on "The
Plan of Salvation"?A Logical and Concise
Treatment of tlic Subject?Tbe
Seller of Souls?Tbe Purchaser and tbe
Price Paid for Tbelr Redemption.
The baptist church on the corner of Thirty-first
street and Madison avenue was rather thinly attended
yestorday morning at half-past ten o'clock
service. The oppressive heat of the day and the
love of country air by members of the congregation
were, no doubt, the great Interfering Influences.
The service, however, lacked nothing
of lis usual attractive characteristics. The singing
by the choir and playing of the organist
were as adin.rable as could be expected. Hut tn?
great feature of the service was the sermon,
preached by the Kev. Dr. Tucker, of Augusta,
Ga. He chose his text from St. Haul's First
Epistle to the Corinthians, sixth chapter and
twentioth verse?"For ye ure bought with a price;
I therefore glorify liod In your body and In your
spirit, which are God's."
The reverend Doctor introduced his discourse oy
' showing lrum tne Hook of Genesis that all things
on the earth, and above, and beneath, and around,
belong to God by
KIGUT OK CREATION.
The text, in its literal meaning, was, therelore,
a contradiction, for since ail these tniugs
and people and creatures belonged to God
lrom all eternity there was apparently no necessity
lor paying a price for them. Hut this was a
figure (a metaphor), in many of which kind the
llo'.y ^criptui es abound. There was a necessity
lor redeeming fallen man, for, although man bolonged
to God by the right of creation, by his own
will uud act he destroyed that right and could not
belong to Him aiterwards save by fhe right ol redemption.
Hence God In His unmtstakuble wisdom
saw It lit to pay
A I'RICE KOR THE HCMAN RACE
and for the who.e world, winch lie bad lost through
sin. God therefore became a purchaser. His 111tinltc
law, which (lemuuded justice as well as
i observance, was the seller and ills own Hon was
I ho nrinn ivhio.h ho inivo fnr i.nr luiiviittnn f:<ul
i liail a period aud obvious reason Tor paying this
' I price. aud that reason was, "that lie so loved the
! nond us to give up His own beloved Hon us k
. ! sacrifice lor the salvation of It." The value of
I the purcha.so may therefore be estimated
I by the price paid. It was paid, not
i in corruptible gold aud silver, but In tho blood
I of His only begotten Hon, every drop of which was
I a coin of infinite value. Thus He must, according
I to reason, love tho world in proportion .as He
loved the price which He paid lor its redemption.
| Who, then, can doubt but the souls of men are
infinitki.y oka it i'd quo,
; as was also the lire of His Hon? And who Is there
1 that does nut believe that (iod guards aud watches
i over those souls as a treasure of infinite value?
Hence when one soul is lost (iod is robbed of a gem
: lor which Ho has an iullnltc love and which He does
not necessarily wish to loose, lor He paid the blood
ol Ills Hon lor that soul.
Hut whv did (iod make this purchase? Through
His infinite love for man aud for the glory of Ills
own majesty. Since, therefore, we havo been
bought at a price by (iod Irom His lullnite law, we
! belong to iuiii in a iwuiold manner, which makes
us dearer to Itiui than
tiii: a.niikt s THIXSnra,
for they belong to him only by cieatiou. We belong
to htm by cieatiou and redemption.
Now that the purchase has been made and God's
Infinite law paid the price 01 onr salvation m the
blood of Christ Jesus, wnat Is it that Is expected of
| tls to do ? Hlmply as the text advises?"Glorify
! God In your body and in your spirit, winch are
j God's." How can we glorify God in our body ? By
l subduing our passions, iiiciiuniiotis, lu-dx and by
remaining pure. Also by labor, by honest toil, lor
there are dignity and grandeur and nobility in
1 labor, winch uecessarily glorny God aud until His
i law. We can glorify (iod in the snirit bv livinor In
I unison with Cod imil by hiding our lives with Christ
1 In Coa and remaining with Hiui lorevcr. Ihu revi
erend Doctor cMwImm witn & short, effective
prayer, which apparently moved his hearers to a
sense of the necessity ol prayer and adherence to
duty.
UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
The Love of IIninanity?Vrmon by the
Rev. J, G. Flndley.
There was a large congregation at the West
Tweuty-ttith street lTntted Presbyterian church,
between Sixth and Seventh avenues, yesterday
morning. The Uev. J. 0. Flndley, of Newburg,
preached the sermou. He took his text from the
Apostles?"None or us llveth to himself." No one,
he said, was allowed to Isolate bimHOif Irom Uie
rest of mankind. Man was not only judged by the
effect of his conduct on himself, but by the effect or !
bis conduct on all those around him. Tliey must
have some regard for the Influence which their
couduct would have on their neighbors. "None or
; us liveth to himself; none ol us dleth to himself."
I Whether they lived or died tboy lived and died as
j Cod's people. It was a truth that man couldn't
| live by himself alone. Man could not prevent the
: direct coiihcciuences of tils conduct influencing the
i lives or
irrs fkikxhs and nkiuiiboks.
I It was Impossible for any man to keep to himself.
W hatever might have been David's sin in uumberi
lug Ills people, the effects were terrible, lor the
; Lord smote "0,000 of those Innocent sheep on
j account of David's sin nnd guilt. They might
i pieau, "win llio Word punish the entire people We- j
cause of the sins ol one individual t" Hut such
was the cfTect of Kin, that one man Involved !
frequently a whole congregation, a whole country,
h wha'.e nation in sorrow and sadness. They saw
one man, Napoleou, Wring ruin upon fair Trance.
Ilicy mw on? man. Captain Fhillipps, ol the Atlantic,
plunge Sou human beings Into a watery
grave. I hey saw one man, Foster, Wring disgrace
noon lus whole hiuul.v. How olten they saw
lingers, criminals and others entail misery upon
their progeny down to the third and lourtn generation.
liut there was one Wright side to this plcI
lure?the effect of good deed* was felt In ji similar
| degree. They knew ol one city in ancient times,
of a city which was saved by
THE WISDOM OK ONE MAN.
| There were a great many similar Instances In
I history. The presence ol Haul in the ship saved
from a watery grave the 270 human Wt-ings on
board. Th y w.-re given to him, as he was the servant
of the Lord.
| 1'iety and goodness were sure to bring happiness
upon every household. Their Influence very freI
qnently was exerted unconsciously. The evil exumple
of one always sw aved a inui itude. This evil
Influence might be seen in abominable crimes
a century after they had inculcated their evil principles.
"tine sinner destiovelh many more.''
David's great sins ol adultery ami murder were Injuries
to religion, and had a great influence lor
evil In the whole world. Hod could forgive David
Ins sins when lie repented and asked lorgiveness.
He was forgiven, but the l.ord said that he must be
chastised, as he had given an opportunity to the
enemies of (lie Lord to blaspheme and to
BI'EAg HVII, OK Ills TEACHINGS
and His religion. If hs lived as though he had no
ploasure In Hod's worship what wonder If Ills influence
would conlrm the world In Its unbelief.
The Christian, by llio excellence of his principles,
bad ft power m evil winch the unbelieving
: HERALD, MONDAY, AU<
world did not possess. The young girl wss taught
to shun and abhor a life of siniul pleasure; but she
nevertheless heard of Christian wsmen patronizing
theatres and ballrooms. How powerful would
the example ol their absence from theatres, ballrooms,
gambling saloons, drinking bars, Ac., be In
keeping awar the young lrom these haunts of vice.
It was their duty, first, to live for God, and then I
for humanity. The true Christian was ono who
could really say, '-Whether I live or die, 1 live or
dlo for the Lord." First for Christ's sake and then ri,
for bumaulty's sake?this should be their motto 1
through life. There are men who set out la life J
with the purpose or becoming rich or obtaining
WREATHS OP MILITARY GLORY. ,
This was hotter than a life of dissipation. But the
true Christian made It the duty ol his life to tiouor
God aud to seek the good of his fellow men for
vnniii B Bft&o. im, iiuit nuuic buu ijwv men u*cq
would be it they would only seek lo livo the lifo of i
Christ. Let them try to attain this determination I
of doing all the goou they could in the church, in
tne street, In society and in the homes or the destitute.
It was all for cnrlst's sake.
CHURCH OF THE 8E00HD ADVERT.
Bishop Snow's S?nctific?tion?The Old >
Story Fixed Up Under Old Texts* 1
Bishop Snow held forth yesterday In the chapel
of the University, Washington square, on the
parable of the ten virgins. The Bishop was not
quite so rampant as he had been on many ocoa- <
sions before, but still ho was sufficiently spicy to
Interest some any or sixty people who had come
to listen to his oomfortable theories. During the
sermon he never lost his temper but once, and
that was alter some half dozen people had straggled
out of the chapel during the discourse. W'hcu
the sixth person had ten the Bishop got irate, and
told all of those who remained that If any one had
got
TIRBD OR DISOU8TBD OB AFRAID
he or she had better get out now, as he hated being
interrupted in that sort ol way. After this iuvitalinn
nnlinHv lnft. Prnvimia In tha Iilulmn'a hAurin*
nlng of his Hermou ho read a letter fioin Italy, 1
which appeared In one of yesterday's papers, the
subject of which was intensely Interesting to lum?
Judging from the sonorous manner In which he
read it aloud?as it was hostile to the Pope, who,
the Bishop explained, was Antichrist. After the
reading 01 the teeter a hymn was very nicely sung
by the congregation, and then the pi earlier proceeded
10 discuss the Bubject of his text, lie
traoed the paiubie of I he virgins back to u connection
with ihe answer of Christ 10 the disciples on
tho Mount oi Olivet, and quoted a great many
texts ol scripture Irora various books of the Bible
to bring down his theory to tho point lie wauted?
namely, to snow that Christ In
TUX YEAR 1844
had become King ol all men, and that Ills coronation
then took place in heaven. The seventy weeks
and the ii,aoo Jays were of course introduced in
explanation oi all this, and the conclusion was
deduced that Christ was now desttoylng all evil
persons, especially the Pope, and ail evil things;
and thougn the llisliop could not say how suou
everything was to be supremely happy here below,
yet he was us sure as that Cod was Cod that
Christ would one day reign over us here below in a
now statu of things for us. As lor the teachings
ol the preachers ubout ourgoiog to heaven?that
was ail foolish and absurd, our heaven being a
luture lile on earth, with Christ the King of all.
THE AllVKNTISTS
met his severe condemnation, lie did not see how
people who believed tnat we, who, like the virgius,
were now slumbering, waiting for the bridegroom
to eonie, could well be wido awake and asleep at
the same time, and, as they admitted they were
usleep, we should only take them at their word
and look upon them to bo dreaming or something
like that. These people, the Bishop said, were
tearing each other to pleecs, and were
spilt up into several branches already, lie !
wanted it to be understood that they j <
had nothing to do with Old Snow,"
whose doctrine was sound and louuded on the '
.Scriptures, us lie had already proved to them. The 1
Bishop was veiy eloquent in exp.nlning the inter- j
pretation that should be put upon those texts of
Scripture in w hich mention is made oi a woman i 1
clothed with the Sun uud having the Moou at her | <
! feet, and that other woman w ho was depicted as ! ,
sitting on the back of a scarlet beast and decked I .
out in the greatest style. 'Ihe former was tno '
Church of Christ, but tho latter?ah, that was Autl- i
Christ, or, in other words, ,
POPE PIU8 THE NINTH.
Bishop Snow was particu'arly complimentary, . (
nucucvcr iic l'uiiiu iuu&e a 'jiuiucu, i u uiui lernuio <
niau ot tho "horns," lie of the Vatic in, who wus to ,
be destroyed for a certainty, anil whom ail men
should know and believe in, not hh a quiet old 1
gentleman over eighty .veins of age, bur us the
genuine, indubitable Antichrist, a venerable el l
wretch, no doubt, who was making all sort ol'
mischief in the world, anil who, in the new earthly '
kingdom to come, should not have the slightest
ciuiuco of getting even the ordiuary conuorla of ,
life.
bishop Snow having concluded his sermon,
ordered the singing of a li.vinn, and the audience
separated without any disturbance.
BROOKLYN CHURCHES.
PLYMOUTH CHURCH
Sermon by tlic Rev. Mr. Qnlnl, of Bifxv
lied ford?A Hideous tiiinck Doctor Ad- ,
vertltlng IIJs Ware*.
The llev. Mr. t^uint, of New Bedford, Mats.,
preached in Plymouth church yesterday forenoon
to a rather slim congregation, the greater portion
of the regular flock having, doubtless, temporarily
departed for the country. The text selected was j
l.uke 11., 51?"Ami He went down with ttmin and
came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them, but
Ills mother kept all these sayings in her heart."
From these words the reverend speaker preached
a most excellent sermon, his remarks being addressed
especially to tho younger portion of Ids
hearers, or, at least, to such portion ol j
them as?to nse his own words?eou'.il |
null clulin a mother's love. Fuun first to last Mr.
Quint was pathetic anil even poetical la his
description of and admiration for that purest 01 ,
all pure and unselfish thlugs?a mothers love. H
Very mauy were the moist eyes throughout the E
congregation long before the speaker had concluded
his discourse, and now and then, when old
memories were recalled, or some puthotic story -of
early childhood related, tears were seen to spring
from eyes apparently long unused to weeping,
and to trickle all unheeded over cheeks deeply
lui rowed by the rude hand ui time.
Mary, Mr. Quint said, was probably the only t
mother who never had occasion to complain I
in any degree or the disposition or actious
of her 8m, lor hers was the only perfect
Fon that ever lived. This Foil honored Ills mother
and His nominal father?Joseph. F.vcn while
on the cross and with His last expiring breath He
ma le provision lor His thcu widowed mother, saying
to her, "Behold thy son," and to his disciples,
"Behold thy mother." If there was any passage in
the Bible which he (the speaker) w as tempted to
doubttheinsplrattonof.il was that which says
that a mother may torget her child. Happy is that
child which makes a confidant of Its mother! Blie
never leads us wrong or extends improper counsel
to us.
During the progress of the service the repoiter
observed an exceedingly seedy-Poking tndtvldnal
occupying the pi-w wttn htm. lio was a diminutive
specimen of humanity, and his unkempt hair and
long gra.v beard, to say notnmg ol lus soiled linen
and rusty clothing, instantly stamped him
us a quack doctor or one ol the Woodhull
tribe of Itee lovers, or bo'li. While
wondering whether or not If Mr. Darwin had
seen this piece ol flesh ticfore writing his famous
hook on the origin ol man be w uld have so outrageously
I belled the monkey as to place linn among
Its descendants, the leporter's attention was at- I
traded by a sudden pull at his Icii ami. on turning
round the Jirst thing that met tils eve was a i
bundle often or twelve circulars, printed in large j
,,v >*>>? >* .w. me .ruucnm 10 iic ueriven | ^
Irom the use ol Dr. So-and-so's Inmous corn plan- ! (
tors, which the fellow hail thrown into his (the rc- | t
porter's) liat, ami to which lie was end-avoring to ,
call the acnheV attention hjr pointing and gestlcu- 1 f
luting. This little episode mused the reporter to ,
notice the reltow several tiroes before tue otoee <?r > ,
the scvlcc, and upon each occasion lie was found (
to he engaged In advertising Ills corn plasters by a i ,
Judicious disposition 01 circulars.
A COMING DEDICATION.
The Church of St. Ocllln To Be Con- i
serrated Next Sunday.
One of the most Interesting events of the Sum- 1 J
incr to the Catholic population will be the dedica- | t
tlon next Sunday of the new Roman Catholic 1
Church of St. Cecilia, located at the corner ot t05th i 't
siroet and Second avenue. Archbishop McC'loskey ' ?
will conduct the Imposing services, and the sermon I
will oo preached oy Kcv. Dr. McClyun, of St. i
Stephen's. The church, wiijcn u located on the f
slle of the old "Red House," will he under the pas- |
toral charge of Itev. l-ather Mattery. i
FATAL RAILROAD CASUALTY.
Coroner Hcrrmanon Saturday held an inquest in #
the case ol John Coffey, late of 500 West Twenty- j!
seventh street, who was killed on the 2d Instant, ?
bv being run over on Fourth avenue, near Eighty- I
third street, by a train of cars belonging to the |J
Hudson River Railroad Company. Deceased had u
been fislung and was walking on the track, when u
the engineer blew the whistle ami tne brakes wore
applied, but the train could not oe mopped In lime e
to prevent the accident. In their verdict the jury a
censured the railroad company lor not using pre- h
cautions to prevent such accidents, coroner ilerr- t
man told the jury mat tho vcruict was not In accordance
with the testimony, as it was clearly
proved Hie occurrence was unavoidable.
GrUST 11, 1873.?WITH SIT]
S1JVCT1TY IN THE SHADE.
Camp Meetings in Full Progress in the
Vicinity of Gotham.
WORSHIP IN THE WOODS
[Iomanity, White and Colored, Gathered in
the Coolness of Forest- and Seaside
to Seek Christianity.
THE C08T OF A CAMP MEETING.
Spiritual and Temporal Expenses
Carefully Compared.
"Raisin# Fifty Dollars" at
Port Richmond.
LONG BRANCH'S SAINTLY SISTER
The Real Estate Phase of Religion
at Ocean Grove.
An Aspirant for Israel's Camp Whose
Appetite Belied Rim.
PSALM SINGING AT SING SING.
Enormous Multitudes Receiving the Ministrations
of Divine Grace.
OCEAN GROVE.
The Kxclusiveness of Seaside Christians
on the Sabbath?Sins that They Have
%%* Aiisncr * wn"/i viim^ liiur nnu m |
Chilly Olsappointmorit?Tlic Gates of
Grace Found Cloyed?The Past, Present
and Future of a Rellgto-Laud Speculation.
Lono Branch, August 10, 1873.
Yesterday was a marked oue in tne histery or
Long Branch. A greater number of passengers
passed over the New Jersey Southorn Kallroad on
(heir way to tills place than ou any previous day
since the opening of the route. A larger number
of guests were at the hotels last night tuan have
been accommodated here in a single night since a
hotel was built. The principal houses mode
use of every concelvablo space where a
ot could be placed, until those convenient
articles of furniture were exhausted.
In some houses the beds and bedding gave out
Srst, and sotno unfortunates were compelled to
rontent themselves with the canvas bottoms ol the
tots. Parlors, billiard rooms and reception rooms
ill took lor a few hours the appearance or uospital
[yards, and some were devoted to male and some
,o lem.ile patients who needed a dose ol sleep.
tub saturday hops.
As a matter of course, with such an unusual
row! of visitors ou hand, ttie hops at the hotels
were all laigcly attended. At the Ocean the
anticipation of the Portland concert and ball attracted
the greater number; but, in accordance with 1
the new regulation adopted at that house, the
windows had been supplied with wooden barriers,
which prevented the intrusion or unauthorized
outsiders, and the dancing was confined to the
quests of the hotel aud Invited visitors. The expected
entertmnuieut was postponed until Thurslav
of this week, hut there waa a tine inil-drntia I
top tn its place, and tlie dancing, unuer the active i
supervision oi Profesaor Iluiledge, was kept up i
until the usual hour. The dresses wore of the cus- j
oraar.v mixed and showy description, all the ,
lo'ors of the rainbow being represented in the rich
i Iks and moires, and set off by a (leecy claudiko
gauze and lace. At the West Knd there
??.. a subscription ball lor the beneiit o. the
"xcellcnt baud, which, although compelled to yield j
he palm to the band of (he Ocean llo.el, is, aft or i
hat, the lineal on the Branch. The attendance
vas. ot course, smaller than on an open night, but ;
lie hauitsome pallors were well lllled, nevertheless, .
ind umong >he dancers and the lookers-on were :
o be lound the wealth, beauty and rcflnemcutof
he place, both In hotel and cottage lite.
Bl'NPAY AT TBK SKA SIPB.
To-day the weather has been even more than
isually delightful, the sun bright and warm, the
ikies unclouded and the air bruclng, and even a '
ihade too cool. In driving, one may well wear j
Spring overcoats and shawls, and along the bluff
he wind blows'with a freshness that reminds one j
it ft flue October day. The sea lias, however, been i
vernier than lor mine days past, and thousands of
lathers have lined every rope iro n eight o'clock
u the morning until the present hour (live in the
nlernuon), fioni the Kast Knd Hotel to the West
>,ud. Ocuerai Orent attended service, as usual, at '
he McWodlst church in the village, and no doubt 1
icnefltod by the sermon. The polut of attraction,
lowever, was the
OH EAT MKTMOHIST CAMP MIKTIKO
it (lean (irove, lor a report hat! got Into circulate
n that the President Intended to do his Sonlav
praying under lve spacious tabernacle !
vliero thousands of his feliow believers aro j
low la?omig lor the salvation of their own
iouIs aud the souls 01 others. The report proved
0 be Incorrect, and us many found to their cha- '
[rln and disappointment, alter visiting Ocean ;
irove, not only waa the rroaldent absent, but tltfc \
rales were closely and resolutely shut against all I
ut ruder*. it wn^ annoying, a ter Incurring the ' |
ixpcnse of a conveyance and submitting 10 a drive
>f ten tinstv miles, to find u notice staring one iu
he face thai there was pod.ivel.v no admission on '
hcbabbutti, uml tnai any devout person or anxious
iceker niter grace who was rairer to serve the
,ord In the tidiernacle among those who were '
rathercil togetiicr tU'.re tn I lis honor must leave i
he gates unsatisfied, if ho did not iraupcn to i
iclong to the select Ocean drove Christiana and '
lessees a special pass irom the proper authorities.
Til K KXCMJHIVK CHRISTIANS OP WEAN (iftOVK. 1
I am a'lutd that this exeiusiveneas 01 the ocean ;
Irove Christians on the laud's l?a.? leads to so 1 ,
uuch sm uud pronuuty as to loriii a d.m aging sot-off '
igainst the < redo account they are rolling up Inside i '
ueir tents. Pcop.e who prooatdy went to pray i i
Irove away with something very nn1lk? a prayer
ipon their lips. I lie rulo by which no outsiders j
it" admitted within the grove on Haadaya lias 1
ieeu adopted, it is said, because 01 ihn iinweiconie i
irowtl of Mummy visitors roin the branch width 1
vas accustoined to intrude upon the latin- 1
id on the day 01 rest, but during n revival,
vlie 11 an ertort is being made 10 bring stray 1
ihcep into the fold and to touch the
old he iris of slnneis with the lire oi repentance,
t would H'.-eui Hie duty ol real Christianity to 1 i
I,row wido open all lis gates and to invite in 'lie <
ink, the Iut.o and the blind. 1 do 1101 knoiv where i
ur Methodist friends can tlnd In tin Kcriptuiee
>r iu the example 01 the Ureal bliepnord Himself
1 precedent lor their exclusive order, cnforced as
1 is by .sturdy policemen and strong padlocks and !
'lintns. As 11 mailer 01 course, your concspond nt.
although one oi the excluded, found nis way 1
hrougu tm unguarded opening In the Christian ;
eneo, ll.nn proving tue impossibility of shutting j
nit sates, even those which are supposed ' 1
0 lead direct to heaven, against an attach- ol such
1 journal us the IibHAi.li. <
TIIE SICCF.SS OF OCKAM ORoVR.
The readers ot the I) era i.d are, of course, &ciuuinte<l
wit h the plan ami history of Ocean t.rovo.
n iirief, it Is a .summer seaside resort lor lauiihes
onnect-U with the Methodist Church, who have
ormod there a pleasant community or circle of
nelr own. The Idea was originally stared by i
ertaln prominent ministers and lavmen ol the
lethodist, church. Ocean drove Is a splendid
ocahty. shady and heaitnfu', covering several liunireds
ol acres ol ground, through It runs a handout'.'
piece ol tvaier hn >\vn as Westerly l.ake.
'he ocean, with a line heach and deiigiiliul surilathing,
is distant about a quarter of a mile. A
nartcr was secured irorn the Nfatc Legislature,
.ml certain municipal privileges were conferred
pen the Ocean Grove Association.
Tlicy bave their ponce, clothed with authority to
nlorce all the rules ol the community, to make
rresta and to preserve order. The experiment
as been attended by a success lar beyond the aniclpalions
ol its originators.
TIIK IIKAI. EST A r K I'll ASK OF RBl.tflfON,
Four years ago lots were so d at irom seventyt
to oue bundled dollars each. according to loud
PPLEMENT.
tion. They now bring readily from eight hundred
to one thousand dollars, and at these prices $18,000
worth of lots were sold in two weelts of the present
season. There are now a little over three hundred
cottages built In the grove, varylug In size, but
all similar In style, convenient, inexpensive
and prettily ornamented. The place is shut in by
high wooden rails and entered from the high road
by gates like those of a cemetery, of whicn it at
Urst strongly reminds the visitor. There 1b a broad
main avenue, and streets aud avenues running
parallel with It and crossing It at squares, in Philadelphia
style. The spirltural and temporal mingle
in the names chosen for these thorough ares? "Pilgrim's
Pathway," "Mount Carmelway," "Mount
Arrarat place," and others of a similar character
cross "New York avenue," "Pennsylvania avenue,"
"New Jersey av?nue" and the Uko. The
water is very line and abundant. "Wherever you
drivs a pipe in," said one of the residents
to me, "the water comes, and everywhere
of the same pure and delicious
quality." The wood Is pine, and, as the aroma of
pine tree mingling with the sea air Is said to make
a tine tonic, the locality is considered as heulthtul
to the body as the Methodist Church by Its exer
tions seek* to make it healthful for the soul. Such
PROMINENT CITIZENS
as Judge Low, of the Supreme Court of Ohio, and
l>?vid 11. Brown, of Brooklyn, who is the Treasurer
of the Association, make Ocean Grove their Summer
resting place. Hence it may be oonjectured
that the society is rehued and the social circle
most agreeable. This Is on y the fourth season
since the Grove was established as a Christian
sea side resort, and its growth has been
rapid and gratiiying. The marked feature of the
place is the eutire sanctity of the sabbath. No
boating, bathing or fishing is permitted or indulged
in oy the lainilies of the community on Bunday.
and. as 1 have said, the gates are closed
against all visitors. The great encampment of
Christians?the great camp meeting being now in
progress?gives, of course, a targe addition to the
population of the Grove, which presents a wonderJul
and interesting sight, although th.s is the first
Sanday and almost the first day of tne gathering
of this army of the Lord. There are already between
six and seven thousand souls gathered on
the ground, including children, nearly all or
whom aro engaged iu lighting the good fight, and
carrying confusion into the hosts 01 sin and the
devil, it is no doubt a loriuuate arrangement of
Providence that so vast a number 01 Christians
militant, with earnest hearts and powcriul voices,
should bo gathored together so near the resorts of
fashion aud frivolity, whose votaries so much need
the prayers of the pious.
A GRAND DISPLAY 01? IMETY.
A grand impression is loit in seclDg a congregation
roughly estimated at five thousand, aud certainly
numbering no fewer than that, gathered beneath
the groat tent known as the Tabernacle,
uniting their voices in hymns of praise to
the Creator and joining in the fei vent ejaculations,
sighs and groans that distinguish a Methodist
meeting. The opening prayer, delivered by a New
Jersey minister, was a brilliant and effective deploy
of the akiriulshers of the holy army, and attacked
the throne of grace with a discharge of
musketry well calculated to destroy the outer defences.
Alter a hymn, which, li not sung with professional
9kill and highly cultivated voices, was,
nevertheless, vigorously perfurmod, the sermon
w?h preacnea. rue preaouer was Dr. William D.
Kobtusou, pastor ol Wliarton street church, 1'hiladclphia,
and tils text was, "The words 1 speak
unto yon, they are spirit and truth." It would
be uu/alr lo Dr. Kobinson to attempt a synopsis ol
his eloquent ami well delivered scruioti. The
words or the text will suggest tne substance
of the discourse to every mind. They were used
happily to eufovce the importance and value of
this great gathering or Christians, and as an Incentive
to the Church to push the Gospel work forward
with zeal and Oddity. Tho sermon was
followed by a prayer, wblcb may be styled
TilK HKAVY AKTUXBHY
of tho Christian host from the force and strength
with which It hurled Its appeals ana exhortations
at tho forlress of heaven. Tne lervor 01 the
miutster and his wouderful strength of lungs,
which had apparently acquired now power from
tho benellceut effects o. the pine wool and sea
air combined, awoke the iiumeuse audience to a
wonderful pitch ol religious enthusiasm, and occasionally
the live thousand sold ors of the Lord
seemed to breax out simultaneously in a deafening
chorus of "Amen!" "Clory bo to God I" and
similar pious ejaculations.
A TOWN OF CANVAS.
Alter the services the vast congregation dispersed,
some to the residences and others to tho
tents. There are probably boo or 7U0 tents on the
ground, all comfortnbl.v fitted up, many carpeted
and divided Into sitting and sleeping apartments,
and all looking pictures of cleanliness, which is
next to godliness. '1 he white bdds, the cane rocking
chHirs and solas, the neatly set tables spreud
for dinner, gives the cauvas town n very pleasant
and plcturesquo appearance, and makes Ocean
Grove a real scene ol attraction during the sess.on
or the camp meeting. As the tents are seen
among tlte trees from a distance they huvo tne
appearance of tue encampment oi a large army, and
it Is not until one beholds the Interiors and catches
a glimpse of gracelul forms ami pretty faces hovering
about inside, of o'.d folks gathered around the
lttbles and hjmu books, of weil-bred children playing
quietly amoug the trees, that the fact Is
reall/.od that the army gathered there Is bent on
saving souls, and not ou destroying bodies; on
building up the kingdom of God, and not on overthrowing
earthly Poweis. Wamicnm; through ttie
avenues of ten s some singular siiriits present
themselves. As dinner time nuccecded the services,
all those who feed in llicir tents, and not in
the spacious dining balls erected tor the convenience
of the encampment, repaired at once
to their midday meal. irom hundreds
of tents siose almost at the same
moment the hymn of praise and gratitude wuich
precedes the christian m"ai, aud produced a
Striking effect. In som* cases t^e itUgiOQC
poor excited by the meeting and prayer sing'ug
was kepi up duriLg the dinner, and 1 unserved a
stout, powerful ami hearty footing lamb of tho
Church singing in ?. stentorian voice,
I want to so to the happv land
Wtu re hie tent* of Israel are.
As the words were sung between inouthfuls, anil
as the welt nil-..: plate before tue singer contained
h large portion 01 bouccl bee*, cabbage and inashea
potatoes, to which ha wasevaien ly disposed to do
full Justice, he certainlr did not appear to be iu a
hurry to seek the land tic Mtig ol, or disposed
to neg'ect any means of making himself
comfortable in the world ho ut present inhabits.
Among the trees and at the backs of tue touts tho
appearance hi on ? youug couples, wlto seemed to
have given the old lolks the slip iud to find much
satlslHction in each ethers society, gavo evidence
that some of those at tue camp nee ting liavo
oti1kk .lni> >iui:k wohi.oly luvks
than those which stir the lie.its of the more
elderly saints. The congregation einuraees prominent
ministers uud laymen ltoin many 01 the
states. Philadelphia Is Isigoiy represented,
Wharton street church, Union church, St. l'anl's
and Kensington chaiohes being represented t>.v
their pastors and nieutbers ol their tamilies. |
There are three set vices 011 tue Sabbath
and aervlees every day. <?reat good is
anticipated in tho shape of conversions. As an
interesting piece of Sunday tn oi tu ition I may say
that the proprietors ol the Oceau Hotel at this
place, following the advloo 01 th; Hbham>, have
dosed their billaru room on the Sabbath, to the
gratification ot their lainiij guests. 1
SING SING.
Ur?st Influx ot Visitors to the Great 1
Camp Mrcti.ig?Trio of Notable Camp
Meeting Celebrities on the Ground?
Interesting Sabbath Services. I
Sing sing, August 10, 1873.
The annual cat ip meeting at si. g Sing, wldch is
iua:usr '" 'IWIU'.'U lljr lllll i I '31IIUU IS I 1 PI IUC IN6W 1
York city churches, and *nicn was commenced 1
lust TU'r'lJity, In increasing in numbers and In- J
(crest. Yesterday the boau and cars bi ought hun- j
Jreds 10 the ground, and the energies of tho oom- i
mittce were taxed to tuc utmost to provido sleeping
accommodations 1 r the great and unex- |
pccteu influx of people. Tiie.v discharged their
onerous (tulles witn chlcieocy and alfubillty.
\iuong the applicants at the new lodging
house lost night (or shelter w.is a company of
ladles and gentlemen lioin .nr. iteeoher'a churoh
and the representative o. the Hekai.d. Mciars.
"ammi'. ;,n<l McDcrinott succeeded 111 procuring
comfortable (;i:..-tera ior these uist.ngulshed Individuals.
The writer had not no n long on the
ground when he mot a i,:o ol notable campaigners,
(he Ural bring Mi. Hamnel llalstead, better
known in Metho Itsllcm c rocs us ".Sammy" Halstead,
whose "praise is In all the i nurchaa." Pur
nearly lialf a century he ami nia descendants have
occupied a lea ling poa.tiou, not uniy in business
ciioies in New Y nk, but aiuoug t .c laymen 01 tno
Methodist denomlnatiun ".-sunny" Halstead was
the originator ol wnat is kn< wu as "praying bands,"
mid lor a long period was leader ol one of those
organizations, which were composed l" the main of
intelligent and earnest Ctir.st.iun men, who re
in i i uiuun til ci'Uil net iciiifivii" net* f
vices which supplanted iiio resuiar preaching. *
nils feature ol the Methodist ccoa nny Is no recog ' |
ui/ed m the discipline 01 the O.mrcii, snd w.illo J i
t'M'KK TliB It AL9I K \1> AUrt IN 1STliATIOM . <
great good has been accoiiipllsiied ami thousands j
rt tvo been added to the church, yet a host of imitators
have sprung up, wi n more enthusiasm than i
litudence or mental cultu.c, s> that "praying !:
o;i uds" are not very popu ar uowa lay a.
Another historic chaiacter is hero?Orvlllc Card- t
aor, once a celebrated pugldat, and known lor '
teats Jinong the sporting tiutcr.il'y ol the country j
ay the sobriquet ot "Aw.ui Gardner." lie a
was converted a number ol years since 1 s
u ono of the city churches, and iihs t
idorned the Christian pro.essioti by u consistent J'
i e. As an Illustration ui toe g.iiu.neness ol tnc C
shnnge effected in tins man a li e it may lie mentioned
that wncii Introduced in a iircck prolosnor "
jst evening, by a well meaning out. indiscreet 9
"brother," as having (ought a good many pbyn.eal
iiattles, the ex-pugilist modestly itjoiued that it
was distantclul ior him to beat ?iiv ahusiou to such
i
scenes. Among the arrivals late last nlgnt- was
Chaplain MoCabe, the sweet singer of Llbby Prison,
whose soul-stirring melodies used to thrill President
Lincoln and the "boys In blue" with patriotic
and religious fervor. The Chaplain not only possesses
a flue voice, but Is a cultured aud >1 liable
gentleman, and occupies the position el Assistant
Secreiary of the Church Extension Society. Pastor
Hedstrom, of the llethel ship, with a large delegation
of Scandinavians, contribute much to the interest
of the meeting.
TIIB SABBATH SERVICES
were commenced at live o'clock i?y a prayer meeting,
and were continued, with brief intermissions,
till ten o'clock at night. At nine o'clock a "love
least" was held at the main staud, aud tor over an
hour brief "testimonies" followed each other In
rapid succession, some of which evoked loud respouses
ol "Hallelujah" from the congregation,
interspersed with appropriate songs 01 praise.
The preacher of the morning was the Rev. Dr.
Vernon, of Canst church, Pittsburg, who chose tof
ills text 11. Corinthians lv., 6:?"For God. who
commanded the light to shine out of darkness,,
nam siuneit in our uenrts to give the light o!
um knowledge of the glory of God in
the luce ot Jesus Christ." He Baid
that thoxfe words sot forth a fundamental truth In
the life of tho Christian Church?viz., that there
was coming down iroui God out of heaven, as the
work 01 ilia Holy Ghost, a new divine lile, wrought
in tho Heart oi the believer; a life not springing
from natural causes, not accounted for by natural
laws, not ol the flesh, nor of the bruin or affections
or the emotions, but a life as all life coming from
God, and bence divine. He discussed the theme in
a logical and effecttvo manner, and held the attention
of the vast audience irom the beginning to the
olose of his sermon. The whole Christian
Church, he remarked, had occasion to go back in
its thought to that primal truth of religion. Tber
were spreading out 111 their organized courses ana
ecclesiastical ageucies to tiie ends 01 the earth,
and planning the subjugation 01 the world tA
Christ; but ne apprehended that at times they
were becoming lorgotiul 01 the fact that all life,
power and eiiicency in the Christian Church was
the result ol the
DIYINII.Y WROUGHT LIFE IN TUB HEART OF THE
EBUBYER,
and from that contral source all life, al) agency and
all power tor the salvation of men must spontaneously
spring. In answering the question of tha
sceptlo, "How can these tilings be *" it was not
necessary to reicr to tho word of God to show the
ground upon which tile faot of Christian
experience was based, for whoever accepted
the Dlble as the word of God lound
abundant rroof of It on every page. The
Psalms of David were the utteiancesor the faith
and experience ot the JewiBh Church. Tho New
Testament Scriptures were full of It. It began at
the baptism of the Holy Ghost, and the Christian
Church had continued to this day, by the dissemination
and tli - continuation of this spiritual power
and quickening. Nor, was it necessary to go to
creeds and articles of faith to establish the doctrine
ol experimental religion. Methodists were not
pccul<ar in this faith, for it was Interwoven with
all christian doctrine and Christian history, it is a
light thai has shone out through ull the centuries
of the past, and is known as a verity by the living
power of faith In Jesus Christ. The speaker challenged
all honest sceptics to try this matter and
see If it be true; i nut if in keeping tho will
of God and believing upon Josub Christ they came
not into a like experience, then the history of the
world would be reversed and the churca would
?lve Its faith. Unbelievers and ungodly men listen
o the woudrously sweet melodies that seemed 14
be wafted irom angel hearts and beheld men with
the strange inspiration that came down from God
out ot heavcu and asked to be tuid what was
TIIK NATURE OF EXPERIMENTAL KRUIOION.
The preacher proceeded to show that the great
doctrine he was discussing was based upon tho
testimony of thoso who had experienced it. Tho
gravest interests of human luo, liberty and
property were determined by testimony.
ana taere were lew tniugs Known save
tlio8e which were accepted upon the testimony
of others. U was not by the testimony of the
physical senses, but by that of consciousness, thai
the believer knew the gieat moral transformation
hail been effected. Kxperltnental religion was the
great form in which God now shone out upon the
darkness of this world. In the early ages He spoke
by prophets and interposed by miracles, but now
God was moving upon the hearts of men by crcating
anew His image in the heart, ol the believer.
Kxperimental religion was "better feit than told."
The love of God was sweeter than lite and stronger
than death. It was one oi the indefinable verities
that remained for ever, and included justification
and regeneration. These points were elaborated,
and in enforcing the need 01 this great change the
speaker said every man has again to d&ss through
the hands of his Creator; has to bo made a new creature
in Jesus Christ, as he first enrao trom tne hands
of his God. The Holy Spirit witnessed with the
human spirt that a man's sins were forgiven,
nud brought such a satisfactory assurance to the
heart that the believer could not doubt tnat It was
divine. In some instances this cu&nge was eifected
suddenly, while in the cuse of others the celestial
light broke lu upon the darkness of the human
soirit gradually. The sorrnou was concluded by a
thrilling appeal to the unconvortcd to acquaint
themselves with the divine verity oi experimental
religion.
The congregation dispersed for dinner, and at
one o'clock
A MOTHERS' AND CHILDREN'S MRKTINO
was held, at which brief and appropriate addresses
were delivered.
The Rev. l)r. Eddy, cue of the missionary secretaries
of the cmirch, preached nn eloquent sermon
in the afternoon to a congregation numbered by
thousands. A rousing, old-iashlonod Methodist
prayer meeting was held at the stand, which continued
til nearly six o'clock. Another sermon
and prayer meetings in tents closed the protracted
services of the sabbath, which one would think
must have been productive oi great spiritual good
iu viiuou *tiiu (mil titi^abcn iu biiu cauiuibch vritu
devotional spirit.
MERRICK.
The Camp Alerting of the Long IslanA
Camp Alerting Association?The Week's
Religion. Work and Yesterday's Scr?
ices*
Ever since Tuesday, the opening day or the camp
meeting of the Long Island Camp Meeting Association
at Merrick, the attenuance lias been daily
Increasing, until yesterday?probably the continuation
of the meetlug?the crowd, not only of
regular attendants, but of visitors, was very large.
The day was orcezy, and, under the pleasant shade
afforded by the oaks and chestnuts, o: which the
grove is composed, was thoroughly enjoyable. The
view from any point was extremely picturesque,
the neat dresses or the ladies, ot which the congregation
was largely composed, and the more
soher hues of the gentlemen's costumes, contrasting
pleasantly with the surrounding greenery.
The attendance was so large that the audience
around the preacher'B stand at the regular services
could uot all be accommodated with seats,
although all the extra appliances were brought
Into requisition, and it was a puzzle to know how
all who desired to stuy over night were to be
accommodated. Notwithstanding the crowd, however,
the utmost good order was preserved, the
ruics 01 me grounds oeiui; strictly onserved, ana
the rolice ofllcers tn attendance having little ela?
to do but admire
TI1K OKNKRAI. ROOD BKIIAVIOR.
Those rules, by the way, are very strict, not only
in regard to personal conduct, but aa to sanitary
regulations?no oflcnsive matter ol any kind being
illowcd to accumulate upon the grounds. The'
Hist of these rules so clearly indicates the purposes
<>i the Association that it la worth while to
reproduce It entire:?
Ihe ol> art ol this as-oclation In its organization being
jurely reli/ioua, ail.I In euiiuiriiiiiy with the ion* ent.ibislicif
usages ol Ihe Antiiodlst hjil copal Church. It Is
icri-hy declared ihai minily cotiages and tenia are inndcntal
nml suliscrvleni ineiuto, and no dsnclilg, card
dayinit or other conduct iinl.ejoiniog toe place or il? asMiriHtluns
will he itllo-vrd or permitted ai any ilmo in
iui.I rotuige* ?r tenia, or upon an/ ol sitll unsocial ton'*
ire in i si's, during the coniinuauce ol the leasa.
Mr. William U. Wit.tors, I'rosident ol the AssoMaliou,
esiimated the attendance yesiorda, at upwards
or ten thousand, or within a iraotion of tue
&rve*t attendance ol last your, wnen tue counter
attraction ol Sea CliiT (Jrovo did not exist. The
regular attend a nee,
TIIK OCOCTAX<B OK TKNTS AND C0TTAUE8,
a from one thousand to hi teen hundred,
md there is a large attendance at
thfl* daiiy se rvices irom the sun enti ling
5011 n try. Ab utone thousand vehicles 01 various
letcri, lions are also ou the grounds. Since tue
rommenceoient ol tue meeting tiie number of
ministers wno have at various times been 011 Clio
{rounds is snout seveniy-nve. Ihe services yea.crday
tverc under tue direction ol Presiding ,;ider
II. P. Pease, oi liruoKlyn, in the absence 01 Pieudtng
Klder H, P. sicng, of ihe Norih Long Isiand
Jisirict.
The opening services on Tuesday were not held
u* Ml evening, when tho no v. Henry Asiou
.irvariiuu ? Kui?u ti'M-irimil HiTinuil nil.lame to tllC
icousiun. hiuoti tncu the vcvui.tr pio,raU)uio of
icrv.cea ha* been gone through with daily. Tho
lormou oi Wednesday lorenoon wu del,v red ny
,ho Kcv. It. M. Adams, 01 the Heel street cnurcti,
irooklyn. in ttie aiteri.oon the aeruiou w?.h Ivy
lie Ki-v. I. Simmon*, 01 toe i-.ightecntn street
:hurch, llrooklyn, ilie su ijeel being "v.ntire nanc
.ideation." lu Dm evening Hie sermon was l>y tlie
lev. L. r. 1'rrry, ol Springuekl, i. I.
THK WKKK'H 8RIIVICK-4.
On Thursdav tlie lorenoon serin,>11 was preached
>y ihe liev. Williuiii Lawrence, oi Patchogue; lit*
[eneral subject being t..e leutccoat and the ood
ITecto lis observance. 'I he sermouin the aiicriiuou
van preached by ihe dev. 0 urge A. Iluooell, oi too
neene avenue church, In rooHyn. 1'his g.ntlenan
must not be couioundcd with ihe lie v. Nat nan
lubbed, oi Long Inland tliry, who nn.s also been m
ttondance upon tho meeting in the even me tue
erinoii was pi cached bv the dev. W. W. Clara, of ,
he First Methodist church, in (Lecnpo.iu, ins subvet
being "The character and Privilege* oi the
ihrienan."
On Friday the morning was rainy, but there ? a*,
everlheleaa, a good attendance at the preacher**
land, iho Kcv. F. 1*. 'lower, pasior oi trie .sands
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