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Imagination the Poetry of Prophecy. GRUMBLING A NATIONAL VIRTUE. Cardinal McCloskey's Greeting to His Flock. Commemoration of the Late Vice President's Virtues. Long Life Not Always To Be Desired by Public Men. CHURCH OF THE DISCIPLES. FKOGRE8B IN CHRISTIAN GIF*- S-ERMON OF HXV. MIL HRPWOBTH. The Church of the Disciples was crowded to over flowing yesterday morning. Mr. Hepworlb took his test from Hebrews, xl, 8?"By faith Abraham, when lie was called to go oat into a place which he should 1 alter receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and ho went out, not knowing whitlmr he went." The burden of the whole ep.sWe to the Hebrews, said ! Mr. Uepworth, is faith, not in God, hut In Christ Jesus. Hi. Paul tries to convince the Hebrews by their own record that the prophecy hau culminated m the manger 1 at Bethlehem, and he demanded that they should be lieve in Lord Jesus, glorified by the cross, with the same faith which drew their hearts to their kings and i patriarchs and prophets. If you will allow me to read you a few passages to which Paul made reference, we shall all discover the character of that faith of which Paul speaks with such sentiment and eloquence. "Abraham departed as the Lord told him." That Is the first record of the covenant which God made with Isaiah, and we are not to suppose Abraham accepted it without a struggle. His home was entirely satisfactory, yet, in answer to the call of God, he willingly obeyed, and followed the silent and mysteri ous voice; and this faith is so large and beautiful that the record ui it is ? ne of the tcndereal parts of the Old Testament Mr Uepworth here read the story of Abraham offering up his son Isaac. That, he said,' is one uf the spiritual tragedies In the history of a great people, and it does my heart good to feel that Abraham Is but a type of the natural human heart. It is natural for man to have faith. Man does not naturally dis believe. History will tell you that all unbellel and 1NFIDKLITT 1KB TUB RBHLLT OF EDUCATION and culture; Go baric in the earliest ages and you find there the sweetest faith in God. It is unbroken by any doubt. Faith is indigenous m the soul, one of thu nat ural products of the human heart. You stand in place of God to your little ones, for they have no self-reliance. Eelf-rcliauco comes after childhood. Dispelling childish illusions is one of the saddest things in lite. There is a time when you believe in everybody, and then the reaction comes and you be.ieve in nobody; and you need in that hour help from God, that you may not be left in the midst of the dark problem, but be led into the upper land. Wo must go further. We cannot re main in the pleasant llelds of childhood, and we male the passage generally as the children of Israel did into the land of bondage. That is the next step of educa- j tion and discipline. How curious it is that every one - Is captive. As Kgypt held Israel, so tub Would holds too and mk. Perhaps to-day there is not a free soul in this build- 1 ing? not one who has accepted the conditions ol the I proclamation God has made. Whun we gel into thu world how terrible its pressure is! It is a hard task- 1 tna.-ter. Our universal doom rests with leaden weight I en us all the time. Onlv when we close our eyes in the sleep that knows no waking do we know peace. flee ! bow this parallel is carried out in the Hebrews. "The , Egyptians made their life bitter in bondage, in all man ner of service in the field." That is the way the world uses us There is very little satisfaction to be had out of It The man who knows nothing of the real wealth, of where thieves do nut break through and steal, >? poor indeed. But it Is said in tha next chapter that It came to pass that the king of Kgypt died, and the children of Israel sighed con cerning their bondage. 1 suppose ten thousand men have said, when they were pressed in tbetr business, "The time shall come when 1 will look into religion; this world is not satisfactory." Oh, how strangely wo mistake things! It is no use to say "I am hungry or thirsty." SNATCH Tim SKBAD AS TOC GO. If this Christian religion which promises rest gives rest, let us have iL We need it not when we are filly or sixty years old, but we need it while we are making the journey. God is never absent. You may be Strange to Him, but He is never strange to you. Ha may be balping you all the time while you are unthank ful and unmindful, pursuing your own way. What a marvel and mystery God is. but the greatest mys tery is, after all, Iiis love. His forbearance and long ?uttering. There is a magic In Christianity, u super natural power in the ministry of Christ, and that min istry did not end when He was laid in the tomh. He can keep Hts promises to-day far better than He could to the people of Israel. God Is always near, and the Father's heart yearns for love of His children. I would we could feel that if only we could have a thor ough appreciation of the fact that God yearns toward ns. Suppose all on this planet would throw up their hands and say, "Thine, and Thine alone," all heaven, with ?Ar.KirtcBNT stmrmnnr, would throw bark the answer to earth and lift us up on high to Him who is the light of life. The people of Israel were led out by Moses and the Lord Into the wilderness. I have a strong impression that you and I must go through the wilderness before we get to the promised land. Wo live in Kgypt and cannot go to Jerusalem with out crossing the desert, and only afier much suffering Shall we earn the right to cross the Jordan. Many a man has found God 10 his misery, when he never found Him in his happiness In this passage God made another promise. The children of Israel were led out of the wtldcrn<-sa. and thenbinal lifted its hoary heai! and a voice was heard. Home time we shall see our Hinai and bear the rumbling of Ibe thunder and the voice eay, "I will lead thee." We have the faith of childhood to begin with?ibe captivity out of which God will lead us. We must get out ol Egypt and go Into the wilderness, and then we shall have the pillar of cloml and Ore to lead ua We want to cry out of our need, and we get closest to God when we can not get close to any one else. Hut shall a man Flay always in the desert? No. When a man carries his faith with him he can go anywhere. Abraham is our childhood; Egypt is our manhood; Bmai and the desert come next, and then, after all is done, Jordan and the green grass of the promised land. Where are you? Home in Abraham, most of us In Egypt, Fume of us are going through the desert, some of us are near to God and ready to pass over. God bo thanked we discern the perfume of the green fields al ready; but, from beginning to end, not a promise has been broken. God is always kind and always sure. MASONIC HALL. "THE DBCBEASE OF TT1 AKKBGrvrNG"?NATIONAL GBTTKBLINO AS A BIG* OP NATIONAL BEO.EN BBATION?SERMON BT O. B. FROTHING HAM. Wbjr It la that we give 110 more thanks than we do, ana why it It that we should give thanks, was what Mr. Frothingham attempted to show yesterday. H.s discourse tni, aa usual, extremely discursive. and ita climax waa rather unexpected, showing hint to he a believer in thanlcagivlng after all. With what Indifference we look upon the stsrry heavenst If but a single star appeared once in a long While how enraptured we should bel It is not the Deity trooping in at the front door, bat at the back door that we welcome We express no gratitude to the Divine Giver for His best gifts. Our ancestors used to talk of the blessings of the earth as His "gifts," but this superstition has gone. Have wo friends 1 We owo them to such smtable qualities at we may posses* Dave we healthT It has been gained at the sacrifice of abnegation and at the cost of much pleasure. Have we children f How much has it not coat us to rear and nurture them t This is tho way in which we look now ad the blessings of the world. GIFTS THAT UriST Bit IURVSD. Is our food a gift * Sec how the farmer battles with difficulties innumerable, and when the crop has at last been snatched from the very jaws of dsath, as it were, It has to go through the many processes that must make It food. Tour very apples, pears, grapes, are not ! gift*?we make them. The orchard must be educated; the grapes are instructed behind the glass. The earth was not a gift A planet was gtven, a rocky, scorched, blistered globe, end man placed upon It?a little being, with his two banus?who lias mau? out of thi* planet a habitable earth. Man b?s subdued its oceans, its woi'jtnoes, Its furious elements, and if man's labor wer? to be stopped only for one week all life must pertlh. How the everlasting battle goes on with ih? worm, the grasshopper, the mildew, the blight! The I jilirace "mother earth" oaa only bo applied to ai'partati another who feed* her sons on black bread and water. what wr surd nonr th?*k son. But. It will lie said, God has given us the mind the qualities, With which we can subdue tne element* But these sense* and qualities uuisl be educated. Who was ?ver born with a perfect wisdom and discretion t Col leg.* and schools must be founded to impart to man the knowledge of employing the God like qualities which he has b?en given. In it only in the countries In which these Insiitutlons flourish that man's intelli gence soars above the brutish and low. No, we cannot *vto thank God for memory, conscience, mind, *oui, for all the** have been educated, and we know with What difficulty. j. JjuU so tuanksgiying ceases, sad ingtsud of praises to ?iod w* tin rantnn oonrratoatlon upon ths food re suits we bore t?en enabled to accomplish. Am men who have crossed stormy mum shake ban da in gladneaa, ao we trat eliers across this Moray saw of life atop now and then aud count our gains and losses and scire each other'a bands and say, "Lot us be Drtenda; let ua forget our differences; we are all fellow beiugs; we are all brothers!" And tbna stopping to count our gains, there are a few improvement# which 1 may not? aa nausea of thankfulness. ?nur ws suu thass son. In the first place, the abundant supply of food. This may seem a flight matter at first, but it is only re eently that the utapirity of mankind have been assured of a regular and an abundant supply of food. Through culus.iiing all kinds of growths, through fee wonder ful means of distributing lood and through the possi bility ol 04*mmunicattng In a initiate with the remotest portions ol the world, a vast aid extended famine has he* n made next to impossible. How recently is it that Urn majority of mankind are not slaves; that the pi>or and menial classes have been humanized and bavo become touched with the vttalizng wand of intelligence and civilization. This progress ot the lower classes Is the dawn of aspl ration. A world of promise and hope Is foreshadowetl in their rude and chaotic struggles. As I lotik upon American society from this point of view I see no an archy, no chaos, but abeautnul cosmos of progress, tingling with intellectual growth and civilized advamo tueat. OKI URUVO AB A WATIOWAI. BUtSnSO. It has become the custom to ubu-e our institutions. A pestmistic spirit seems to be abroad I read tho other day in the work ol an Kngtish author a remark that there was D'dhing so sad as the ilegeneracy of s young nation, and more especially when the latter is tho Inheritor of the proudest raco of Europe. It is no purpose of mine to rebuke such s view as thla But 1 observe that this very man says "1 cannot believe in the permanent decay of any modern race born of the Anglo Saxou stock." Tbm very spirit of criticism is a sign of a hopeful and glorious future. The most disheartening ; cruel In a young man's Ills is when h<- deems himself perfect, and looks with com placent- at his worst faults So it Is with a yonng nation. It is when the man has been Iteateu, deu-ated. that he begins to rise above his foibles and misfortune. This very fault-finding is the most hopeful sign of our na tional regeneration. Hut a tew years ago we thought we were in advance of all nations, but now, when we see the English government achieve prodigies winch ours bas not yot learned, we say, "Let us learn; let us improve ourselves. " I think of this and I see a re vival of intelligence, of responsibility, and moral re sponsibility which will justify the most brilliant ! promises ever made of our future, and as I see this the counting of losses and gains, turns again to thanks giving, and I give thanks to the Supreme Being, un known and unknowable, for lift*, for effort, for danger and for that sublime hope which shall crown life with victory. PLYMOUTH CHURCH. KB. BEE< TIER ON THE CIYLLIZINO POWER OP THE IMAGINATION?WHY MEN CAN COMPEL, GOD TO GRANT TTIELR REQUESTS? THE DOC TRINE OP THE IMPUTATION OP SIN REPUDI ATED. Tho usual crowded house greeted Mr. Beecher yes terday. The day was lowering, and the window blinds being partly closed it was found necessary to light the immense chandelier which depends from the centre of the ceiling. In making the announcements before tho sermon the pastor slated that a basineSB meeting of tho church would he .held on Friday night nest to consider amendments to the rules of the church. All proposed changes, he said, should be handed in at that meeting or tbey would not be considered. The text of the sermon yesterday was Romans, TllL, 15? "For ye have not reccivod the spirit of bondage again to tear; but ye have received tbe Spirit of adop" tion, whereby we cry, Abba, Father." The history of ideality, Mr. Beecher said, and of imag.natlon, in connection with civilization, would be one of the most Instructive histories tliat could be written, and of great practical utility. The ; popular impression la that imagination la tho decora- ' trvo faculty, that It is for the ornamentation of life and that ,ts exercise bears the same relation to the more earnest operations of the mind as dancing and amuse ment do to the business affairs of life. The lmagina tlon is the seer of the soul. It is the poetry of proph ecy. No other faculty has done so much to redeem the race from animalism as the imagination. The in formation conveyed through the imagination has done more to instruct mankind tbnn any other agency. The lower down you go in the social scale the more you will find men are susceptible through the imagination rather than reason. The lormcr has been essentially the cml Izer of the world. The whole tendency of this impe rial faculty has been one higher than the flesh, and its whole mission TO LIST MM OCT OP TUK VISIBLE and tbe material into the higher realm, where they see without eyes and where they live, not upon the tangi , ble, but upon the intangible?tbe invisible, l'aul ex I pressed this when he said, "We live by faith and not by Bight." A man's life consults not in the abundance of I things that ho possesses, but in that realm where ; thoughts are things, where feelings are laws Self-tor lures were cheap among ascetics long before tho time I of Christ, when they existed and were practised in greater measure thau since Christianity came Into the world. 1 confess there is no part ot bui-ian history that touches me with more profound sympathy-than the efforts of men to lire a spiritual life, and their rais | takes only show how little the way has been trod. Shall we rave monuments to the men who have suf | lercf under tho burning tropics in attempts to dis I cover the source of tbe slimy Nile, or tbe man who has sledded to the North Bole, and shall wc have no ; admiration for the man that have sought no earthly Nile, no physical pole, but who have sought the river I of life and who have tried to stand near the axis of the universe, near the throne of God? 1 honor the men, whatever their name, who have sought this life. I mourn their defects, frequent failures and often great I disgraces, but 1 honor their efforts to live nobler, sweeter, purer and grander lives. No peraon can read 1 the continuous teachings of Christ on the higher power of the human soul by reason of Its exaltation without 1 being impressed. When He was asked by the disciples wby remain prayers bad not been answered, He said it was their want of faith; that is, it was tbe want of a certain state of exaltation in their minds. There is a state of preparation by which a man may raise into i nu b a state of mind that be can do things that under j other conditions he could not Mr. Beecher went on to say that TIIKRS ARK MOMKNTS THAT SOLVE PRORIJCMS. and hours in whirh the mind reaches conclusions In a flash which at other times would require tedious mason ing. Some men, hettontmued, say when In that state that they --experience religion.'' In exhorting bis | j hearers to persevere in prayer be Illustrated hts point by telling of a man who called upon a friend late at night and asked for bread. The friend was in bed and told him to he oil, believing that he did not need what he aakod for. But when the man reiterated bis request j the friend yielded and granted what he asked. There Is, he continued, in the mind of man that which can fly higher than the senses, that tan stop at nothing short of the throne, that can induce God. nay, compel God. is that blasphemy t One cry at midnight of tj/c babe compels tne m< ihor; one little hand ?utsiretcun(, one little tear, appeals to her love and compels her to grant 1 its request. To make more clear the mean eg of the text'when It | says that we are the sons of God the preacher ex plained the law. which prevailed in tbe days when it 1 was written, by which tho lather owned the children as , he did property. To say to a Roman or a Jew that wo are the sons of God meant that "God is tbe Father, Christ is otis son and I am another; the child ret. are all in the father, the father is all in tbe children." This brings the thought to tbe sxsct point in which it stood ' in the mind of the Lord Jesus Christ?namely, that we are tbe sons of God and that He is oura THR OOCTKIM* OS THS lEPl'TATldW OS SIN sprung out of thai docrine, and it was a barbarous the ology wbien was founded on it?that ail the children of Adam, by Imputation of his guilt, are sinners with blm. There was no need of It, for everv man can set himself up in sin without going back to his anues tora The rough, coarse man was compared to a cloned tele scope Draw him out, said the speaker, and you can tee heaven with him See what a light this doctrine 1 throws on our fellow men. See what reasons there are for helping men. Tbey are your brethren In Christ Just as you are Christ's and Christ is God's. In this light 1 am not ashamed to take the hand of the poorest negro that ever alaved in a rice swamp. He Is my brother. ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL. THE RETURN OF CARDINAL M'"DOflKET?HI8 GREET I NO TO THE CONGREGATION. Seldom has the Cathedral contained a larger asrern blage than on yevterday. It waa generally known that Cardinal McCloskey, whose return from Rome was an nounced on Friday last, would be present at tbe ser vices, and, accordingly, the s[>ae!oos edifice waa early thronged by a devoted congregation. Tho interior of the Cathedral presented an impressive spectacle, tho main altar being handsomely illuminated. At half past ten o'clock tbe organ, presided over by Proietror Gua tavus Scbmitz, peaind forth a strain of solemn yet Joy. ous music as the long procession issued from the vestry room on tbe left. First came the cross bearer, followed by nearly thirty acolytes, then the officiating clergymen, and next Vicar General fjumn and the Abbd Valuta, from Montreal, and Last of all His Eminence Cardinal McCloskey, who, to ail appearances, was in the best of health, cheerful and benign In expression. The processionists filed off on either side of the altar, the Cardinal taking his sent on tne throne. The Vicar General remained on hie right and the Abbd on his left The R.-v. Father rar relty, secretary to tbe Cardinal, officiated at solemn high mass, tbe Kt-v Father Kane acting as deacon and the Rev. Father Hogan as suit-deacon. The Rev. Father Kearney was, as usual, the master of cere monies. TUB SBSVICM were earned out with all the splendor and solemnity Characteristic of the Catholic Chnrch. At tbe close of the brst govpel Cardinal MoCloskoy ascended the pul pit, attired in the robes of bis high offlco, and, briefij addressing the congregation, In cle.tr and wr l| measured tones, expressed his gratification at onoe again being present with nm peo ple, He taid they would not, perhaps, expect a scripop i from htm, u ho bad u yet ?c*ree)f Recovered ttom the fatigue of ? long and tedious paasagt urtiH (ho Atlantic ocean; nevertheless, wtulo be woigd nol apeak about himself or tho congregation, he thought thoy would like to hear something of bia visit to the Holy Father. In the first place, he thanked Hi. * nucerely lor their good vrishee and tho prayers with Which they tollowed him. In refernnjt to hi* visit to Ptpo Pius IX., he said that on no previous occasion had ?e been received so warmly in Koine. .Never before htd he become so in |timatewith the Holy Father: near had he seen su much of him or of his goodfiess and affection. He had been with him" on public occasions and in private, lie bad waked with him in the gardeu of the Vatican. Never hud ho seen him more cheerful or in better health than on bis re cent visit. He appreciated, of cotrse, the persecution of tho Church throughout all parts of Europe?more especially 111 Home?but he nevertheless had confidence in the promises of the divine Lord, lor He had said that the gates of hell should never prevail against the Church. He had also given furih that heaven and uaith might puss away, hut that lis promises would he fulfilled. THE HOLT VATHKH'g tHANES. The Holy father had desired bun in an especial man ner to return his thanks to the coigregaliou and to the people of the archdiocese for the warm manner la which they Had received bia legmen, and (or the good and kindly feeling thoy had ever suown toward inm; and h>' aunt them, through him (tbo Cardinal), his Pon tifical benediction. Tho remarks of His Eminence were listened to with profound alleulion. The ceremonies of the mass were then proceeded with. The music, as performed at tho Cathedral yesterday, under tho direction of Professor Mchmitz, was beyond all praise. It wsuld be hard to say to which most credit should be gven?tho chorus or the soloists. The muss selected foi the occasion was Rossini's celebrated production in A uinor. Tho offer tory piece was the "<J Sal atari a," by the same com poser, which was sung with great tiule and effect by Mine. Krcdelll. Previous to the termoo tho "Veul Creator" was sung by Mme. Rllerrelcb In a rich con tralto voice. The tenor part was fillsd by Air. Bersin, the basso by Mr. llrichs. CHURCH OP THE MESSIAH. A nCUKEUFl'L RELIGION VKBSCt A LCUl.BUIorS ONE?BEJIMUN BY BBV. W. It. ALOXlt. There was a large attendance yesterday morning at the Church of the Mosaiah, corner ol Park avenuo and Thirty-fourth street. The sormon, preached by the pastor, Rev. W. R. Alger, on a cbeerftl religion versus a lugubrious one, was listened to with the most earnest attention. God, he began, has endowed us with won derful faculties. He has filled our habitations with goodly treasurer He has Burrounied us with the seraphic hosts of beauty. Cheerfulness is au excellent prophylactic or recipe for warding off invad ing ilia A happy mau is always stronger end more capable than sn unhappy one; he is fuller ol vital en ergy. In the normal condition of things enjoyment is favorable to virtue, while wretchedness is a pander to vice. The great DIVERSITY OP RELIGIONS In the world may be represented under three forms. First?There is the raw religion of barbaric supersti tion. What Is that ? A sensational assimilation of the dark and portentous phenomenon of nature. Tho sav age tribes who hold this are slaves of torror, shud dering and torturing themselves in the rites of their worship. Second?There is the arbitrary roliglon of morbid dogma. What is that f A metaphysical as similation of the dark aud portentous facia of life. Tho civilized nations who hold this are victims of anxiety, imagining themselves to lie under a doom which they strive by various artificial means to avert. Finally, there is the healthy religion of faith and love. What is that? A rational assimilation of the order and benignity of tho universe. The ea lj. litem i and emancipated individuals who hold this, trusting in the infinite perfection of God, try to learn this well, as expressed in the constitution of His works, and to do it. and then, enjoying every good He bus placed in their power, leuvc results in His hands with out misgiving. The spirit of the first form ot religion is natural alarm; ol tbo seoond, artificial anxiety; of the third, grateful content. The first la tho mild re ligion of ignorance; the second TI1K TECHNICAL RELIGION OP DISEASEJ the third, the veracious RELIGION OP HEALTH The first is an Instinctive growth of superstitious im agination, the next an elaborate product of morbid in tellects, but tho last is the normal correspondence iu human experience of the divine plan enacted in naturo and providence?a true, cheerful religion. To love your Maker and your neighbor, do your recognized duties to tho extent of vour ability and with a bounding heart enjoy the world without dread of a Satanic power in return, or inherited doom in history, or a yawning perdi tion in the future,?this it a oheorlul religion. T he fret ful grief and gloom so frequently met with among men seem little better than an inexcusable petulance wh> n we consider how numerous, how far reaching and beneficent are the arrangements prepared by the Creator lor securing'our happiness. The eye never wearies gazing on visions of beauty. The ear never cloys in listening to strains of melody. The heart is never surfeited in experiencing emotions of love. The mind never palls in searching out truth and contem plating mystery. Wo are placed in communication with the surrounding realm of nature and RELNPOKCKD WITH ALL THE MEANS OP DEUGHT gathered there, Shadows pass, landscapes spread, torrents fall, forests wave, mountains loom, oceans roll and stars shine In the living mirror of the mind. The mighty arrangements madu lor human enjoyment show that faith, exultation, abounding Joy, not foreboding aud wickedness, are what the Creator means for us. And when the whole race are reconciled in co-operative Justice and love instead of antagon.zing each other in every direction, this destiny will be fulfilled and every one be happy. Alter j relerring to the pleasures experienced by Newton, Beet- i boven and Claude Lorraine in their respective inspire tlonal spheres, and showing how, by reckless excesses , and violation of Nature's laws, man loses power of en joying pleasure, aud. further, that the pangs of pain j are really warning voices against ..doing, he pro ceeded to show that suffering is a disguised blessing : and that happiness is the reflex accompaniment of the ; healthy condition and action of the faculties of our nature in harmony among themselves and tho universe, and that to carry about in a clear and strong body a pure and Joyous soul, full of delight In the works of nature and of generous sympathy with the welfare of men, is to exerci.-o A OIKRRFtL RELIGION and exemplify the will of God in the genuine fulfill ment of our htimun destiny. How mistaken, there fore. as well as pernicious, be urged, is that dismal I theology which veils the present with gloom and shroods the future w ith horror, which depicis this life , as the terrible battle ground of virtue with the invisi- j ble powers of evil; where all should stand in constant fear and trembling; which lays the promptings of na ture and the delights of tho world under a ban as snar> s of the wicked one to tempt souls astray; which considers gay music and dancing and mirth as sacrilege, and which teaches thai sad countenances, doleful voices. : groans and sighs and sa< kc.loth and ashes are a more acceptable offering to God than the joyful sound of minstrelsy, tho smiles of beaming faces aud the in cense ol glad and grateful hearts. Tho influence of sunn a frith is bad. it makes religion a sorrowful, re pulsive, unnatural thing. It perverts the whole order of the moral world, it makes many persons think themsehes religious when they are only superstitions, pious when they are only gloomy, just when they are only hardhearted. TALMAGE'8 TABERNACLE. LESSONS OF TBI. LIFE OF VICE I'UESIIlENT WILSON rtEliMoN BIT BEV. T. DE WITT TAL- | MAOE. The Tabemaclo was crowded to excess at the fore noon services yesterday. even standing room being at a premium. The organ and cornet aocomnaniment was Appropriate to the solemn occasion, which wag to com memorate the vlrtuos of the late Vice President Wil son. The text was (mm Genesis, xllll., 41?"And he made hiin to ride in the second chariot." But three years ago the people ol the United .States were looking about to sec whero they could find some one who could interpret to them the dreams of national honor and prosperity. Casting anx iously about they loond their Joseph to lie one who had been brought up amid humble . urroundlngs, lifted out of the pit of destitution; the only coat of many colors he ever wore was tho garment which his poor mother made lor him; and by a vote of more than three-fourths of the Ht&ti a of the Union it was decided that Iloory Wilson should bo Vice President of the LuiPd States and ride in the second chariot of national horn r anil authority. But suddenly the pageant of his high cari-er is halted. The sciond char.ot is stopped. North, South, East and West are in mourning. Ilenry Wilson is dead. Through my mind this morning there rolls n long funereal cortege, marshalled w.lhin a few years, led on by the tosemg plumes of Abraham Lincoln's hearse, and lollowed by the pomp of Horace Greeley's obse quies and the minute guns of Charles Sumner's tri umphal march to the lomh, and now the body of tha Vice President, taki a from tho rotunda In Washington amid the highest military and CiVio honors, the bells of the city tolling his farewell, stopping but two or three timet on tho sad Journey -once in independence Hall, to sleep a few houra in the birthplace of our free institutions, and a little winlc tn our great me. tropolis, which ho had ho often befriended by bis legislation, and then in Boston, where learning and eloquence will strew thi ir brigmeot gariaude en hie dual, thou to lie down lor final rest amid his old friends and neighbors in an unpretending Village of Massachusetts. 1 have thought that M bin last Visit in this region was at my own lion o. and tho last public religious address he ever delivered wan in the place where 1 now stand, big Christian counsel still ringing in our ears, it might be appropriate if (his morning I preached a sermon somewhat in msmttriam, He was a man whose I fe was a protest a/a cat indolent discour agement. ir there ever w ,s ? man who bad a right at the Mart to give up his earthly existence an a failure, that man was Ib.nry Wilson. Born ol a dissolute father, so that the son TOOK AMOTMKR .1.1 MR To RSCAr* MSG RACK, nover having a dollar of his own before he was twenty one years ol age. toiling industriously tn ? shoemakers ?hop that fie might gel the means of schooling and cul ture then loaning the mom y to .i man who swamped it all and murjtuu bone of it. but stiU Huong on and op until ha came to tba State Legislature, and on and up until he reunited the American Senate, and on and uu until we have aeen him riding in tho second chariot or national honor and euthorttr. The path to at Henry W ilnon travelled to auocean in open before you. Ylaid not to perplexities or discouragement. Your arm battling the obstacles, your shoulders lifting the burdens, your uyo on Uo<l, you can mount the path to success. Wlien a man In health of body and of mind sita down In dis couragement he oommits an outrago against himself aud the race. Let every disheartened man leek at two pictures?Henry Wilson, leaching fifteen hours a day, at $S a wet-lc, to get bis education, and Henry Wilson, under the admiring gase of Christendom, riding in the second chariot of national honor and authority. The dllferunce between men's successes, the speaker said he had come to believe, is simply smaller of Industry. Never be ashamed to do any thing Ood calls you to da Other celebrated men may have hail lor their coat of arms a shield, a sword or a ciown. Henry Wilson had for HIS COAT Of ARKS A BROS LAST. Diligent in business, fervent In spirit, serving the Lord, he was u man who maintained his integrity against violent temptations The tides of political llle all set toward dissipation. The Congressional burying ground at Washington holds tho bones of a great many Congressional drunkards 1 believe that three-lourtlis of onr politicians die of delirium tremens, or tho con gestions and irritations and the exhaustions that come of strong drink. At tho banquet Mr. Wilson never par took of wiuu or liquor, and ho never drank the health of the people in anything that hart his own. This man whose death we deplore stood unsrarrcd amid the temptations to political corruption. Ho died comparatively a poor man when he might have QUod his own pockets aud thoso of all his friends If be lisd only consented to go into some of the Infamous oppor tunities which templed our public men. Credit Mobilier, which took down so many Senators and pub lic men, touched him but glanced off, h aving him un conlamiuuted In the opinion of all fair minded men. lis steered clear of the "lobby," that maelstrom which has ?wallowed so mauy strong political cralls. The bribery railroad schemes that run over hair of onr public men always left him on the right side of the track. With j opportunities to havo rnado millions ol dollars by the surrender ol good principles he never made a cent in that way. If there ever was a man after death filled ' to Ho on Abraham Lincoln's catafalque, and | near the marble representation ol Alexander Hamilton, and nndcr tlio statue of Froodom, with a sheathed sword in her hand and a wreath of stars on her brow, and to be carried out amid the j acclamation and conclamalion of a grateful people, that cue was Henry Wilson. (Applause.) Ho wus lit to ride in tho second chariot of national authority and If he had lived a little longer I don't know but that wo might havo put him in tlio (IrsL (ApplauseJ Ho was an humble and modest Christian. By profession ho wus a Congregationalism but yeurs ago he stood up in a Methodist meeting house and told how he had found the Lord, recommending all people to accept Christ as their personal Saviour. He bated sbains. I bless Cod that we have had so many good Christians in tho first and second chariots?Washington, John QulBcy Adams, William Henry Harrison, James K. Folk and Henry Clay. I mistake In regard to that last name; he only ought to have been President. It has seldom been so appropriate for all the church bells to chime and tho organs to sound forth, "lilessed arc the doad who die in the Lord," He did not step down; ho stopped up. THK TROCBLK WITH MANY OF OCR Pt'BLlC UK* 18 that they do not die soon unough for their reputa tions or the good of their country. Henry Wilson died at the right time. All his family was on the other sine of the flood. By tho memory of Henry Wilson, I charge all our men in public trust to put aside the wine cup ami to refuse a bribe, and to despise uncleauness and to sock alter the regenerating power of the Holy Cbost, as tho sorest dofeuca against every temptation. The man whom Qod keeps is well kept. CHURCH OF THE STRANGERS. DR. DEEMS ON OOD AS THE BOCK OF OUB SALVATION. The Church of the Strangers was well filled yesterday morning. In opening Dr. Deems referred to tbe two sermons preached on two immediately preceding Sun I day mornings, In which ho attempted to show that on principles granted by atheists and by inlldels the foundations of Christianity wore more secure than those of atheists and infidels. The text for the conclnding sermon of the series was I. Samuel, it, 2?"Neither is there any rock like our God." lie said, substantially, there could hardly be selected Irom the objects on our planet a more appropriate representation of God than a mighty rock. Now the atheist believes there is no Rock. He sees a foundation In tho earth; he detects a great prevalent law in nature, and yet ho cannot discover that there is one who lays that foundation and one who makes that law, and who therefore must be In all the very best meanings of tbe word, the Rock. There is to bim nothing fundamental, nothing surpassingly strong, nothing permanent, nothing to protect, no final ami secure asylum tor the soul. The infidel believes that there is such a Rock, but tbat He ia far out of human sight and human reaching; that He cannot bo found. Tho Jew beltuve8 that there is such a Rock and that Ho is now to be found in the sacred writings of the Old Testament. Tbe Christian believes that He is to be found in the person of Jesus Christ. There can bo nothing uadertaken on the supposition that tho opera tions of nature are uniform, have always been uniform, and will always be uniform, without the supposition that there ia a consistent and permanent and strong intelli gence to conduct those operations, and that Is Cod. The inconsistency of tho atheist is had enough, but that of the infidel is worse; and the inconsistency of the Jew is worse than that of the infidel, and that of j the Christian Is worse than that of tho Jew. Sup- I pose them all dead and meeting in eternity, and that , the doctrines of Christianity be true. The atheist can turn upon the infidel and say??If I had believed ! in a Cod, lrom that fundamental dogma I should havo worked out a belief of a revelation, and all my powers and life would have been s|>ent in finding how and where He had revealed himself. Tho infidel can turn on the Jew and say:?It 1 had behoved Moses and tbe prophets 1 would have found hitn of whom Moses and the prophets did write, Jesus the Hon of God and tho , Saviour of the world. Tbe Jew can turn upon the , Christian and say:?If I had believed that God was manifest in the ilcsh, that Jesus was the divine Saviour, I would have lived as a man shouM for whom tbe blood of the Incarnate God had flowed. 1 would have adored Him, loved Him, served Him, devoted body and brains and money and life to making men know this great salvation. Hut where shall tbe ball' hearted, careless, lazy, Inconsistent Christian turn ? What shall he say V Ths universe protests against his incon sistencies as absurd to the last dogroc of madness. Oh, brethren, If there bo no rock like our God why do we build another foundation ? Why do not each of us build evermore upon this Rock ; and why do you, who give intellectual assent to Christianity, not cry, day and night, "Lead me to tbe Rock that is higher tbau L " ST. CECILIA'S (R. C.) CHURCH. FESTIVAL SERVICES ? UNVEILING RAPHAEL'S PICTURE?SOLEMN MASS, PANEOTIUC AND LECTURE. Yestorday morning and evening festival services ap propriate to St. Cecilia's Day were held at the Church of 8t- Cecilia, Harlem, under tho direction of Rev. Hugh Flattery, pastor. The announcement that the festival would he celebrated with groat solemnity, that thero would be a solemn mass and panegyric in the morning, a lecture and grand musical vespers In tbe evening, to gether with the unveiling of Raphael's superb picture of St. Cecilia, as an altar piece, drew together an un usually largo attendance both morning and evening. During tho morning service tho music of the nia?s was xg follows; "Kyrle"and "Gloria," third class, Mercadante; "Vem Creator," Dettsch. These preceded the panegyric by Father Keardon. Then lollowod the "Credo," third clasa, Mercadante; tho ofrertory, "Halve Regina," A. J. Davis; "Sanctus" and "Agnus Del," Rossi, and a clos ing overture, Rossini. In the solemn high mass Rev. J. Lynch was tho celebrant, assisted as dearous by Rev. Fathers Keardon and Kecfe. As tbe hymn to St. Cecilia was being sung Mrs. Joseph Payten. accom panied by the pastor. Father Flattery, passed to the rear of the altar and drew the curtain, which, falling gradually, presented to the congregation what the ar tists of this city have declared to be a "gorgoous work | of art," A "PICTURE OF ST CECILIA," BY R A Pit AFL. The painting, which the popular pastor of the church has striven moro than n year to obtain, is one of the j most charming of altar pieces. The evening service comprised a grand musical \ vespers, a peculiarly interesting feature of which w.is a male quartet, by Messrs. Solo, Waulich, Fritsch and another. Mrs, A. J. Davis, both In the morning and evening services, gave valuable assistance to the fine soprano of the church, Miss Louise Denison. The other Blngers during the day and evening were Miss Jessie Atxinson, elto; Mr Ed. Atkinson, tenor; Mr. ' Charles A Perry, tenor, and Mr W H. Powel, basso. Tbe lecture on "Music and Religion," delivered by Dr. Dtrffey, was a learned poetic effort, in which the use fulness and approprlatness, If not the necessity, for music in religious services, were clearly and effectively demonstrated. After the services bad been concluded Father Flattery returned thanss to the choir and to the Choral Union, to whose co operation be ascribed all the credit of the grand celebration. CHRIST CHURCH. MUSICAL BEBV1CEB FUR THE FIRST BUND AT IN IN ADVENT. Although these are musical services pccnltsrly adapted for tbo first Sunday of Advent they are gen erally overlooked and very seldom are they made a specialty and performed with such effect as tboy were at Christ church yesterday. Mr. James Tslrco, who presided at the organ, had composed an obligwto accom paniment for brass instruments, which greatly enhanced tbe charm of the music and conduced to maks the (rendering of Mendelssohn's 'iSleepers Awake" particu larly striking. This anthem, together Willi "Hosonna n the Highest." which Dr. Hiainer, of 8k Paul's, I.on don, composed specially lor this day, were sung with considerable effect, and a couple of ordinary proces sional hymns were made very pleasing by a well per formed accompaniment. In addition to the chancel choir a chortle choir was stationed In the gallery, and in the responses of tbe service snd a "Te Denm," In which both joined, this arrangement served to make a good effect. Rev Hugh Miller Thompson preached an advent sermon, which seemed to aflect his hearers, the more so, no doubt, from his hsvlng announced his de termination to resign his rectorship and seek a place I where his work as a minister would be more effective I au4 tvnd to produce greater result* Reply of Demas Barnes to Kings ley and Kinsella. Statements That Should he Legally Investigated. Brooklyn, No*. 27, 1875. To thr Editor or tub Hkru.u ? In a recent Issue of your paper there appeared a statement of Mr. William C. Kingsley, Superintendent of the East Rlrer Bridge. In a later issue of tho Herald there appeared a statement by Mr, Thomas Kinsella, editor of a newspaper alleged to be principally owned and controlled by Superintendent Kingsley. As both of these gentlemen discussed matters of great Interest to the cities of New York and Brooklyn, and made my name the basis of their remarks, I ask the cour tesy of a part of tho spaco occupied by them in your columns to correct some of their statements. A bridge across the East River, more closely uniting the destinies of these two great cities is of vast con cern to nearly two millions of people. Twice as much money has already been appropriated Tot the work as was expended in opening 350 miles of canal through the forests and across the rivers of this State. The mechanical features of the bridge are yet a matter of experiment, and what its final cost will be, the man agors decline to say. I bcllovo in the bridge, and waa one of its original promoters; out I believe in Its propor management, and that unless more economy and in tegrity shall be exercised in the future, than there has been in tho Qrst four years of Its construction, it will never be built. It is, therefore, a matter of public Interest that no misconception shall be allowed to exist In regard to the transactions ot tho raon who are responsible for the delay which has already takcu place, and for tho expenditure of so vast a cum of money. Tho bridge at first was to have been completed June 1, 1870. Tho timo was then extended to June 80, 1814. It should have bceu completed long before this time. The two cities havo already lost uoarly $1,000,000 in Interest paid upon the bridge debt. On the present plan of proceeding tho Interest lost or paid on the bridge, before it shall be completed, will amount to $8,500,000. The Herald reports Mr. Kingsley as saying:?"Mr. Barnos made the report of the Committee of lifty, Insinuating charges of dishoDest dealings against me, as general superintendent of the bridge. He was very anxious to get into the bndge direction, and as there was no stock to be had at tho time I sold him $10,000 worth of my own. He wanted to be Mayor. He has ever since hold me responsible lor bis defeat. This statement la not fact. The Herald also reports Mr. Kinsella saying:? I believe Kiugsloy's interest In the bridge a public spirited interest. ? ' * Mr. Kingsley and his partner, Mr. Keeney, are risking a large share of their fortunes on its success. ? ? ? I would believe the wordB ol these mon sooner than I would the sworn affidavit of Barnes, the only man who has assailed ^ propose to show that Mr. Kingsley's interest in tho bridgo was not "a public spirited interest;" that tho reason why stock could not be bad by those who wore willing to assist the enterprise was because Mr. Kingsley and bis partners could carry it without in vesting any money, aud because they wanted it to control tho organization for their personal purposes. The sentiments entertained bv myself respecting the management of tho bridge were generally shared in by this community. Mr. Kingsley is apubllc man. well known In con nection with legislative proceedings as a member or the State aud local conventions, and for yearB as one of the Commissioners for building the now Capitol; also as ODeof Tint ASSOCIATES OF TWEED. Sweeny, Connolly, Murphy aud Strauahan, on the hast River Bridge, and as the person who has built most of the ksrwora and paTcd many of the thorough faros in this city. He is known also as the contractor who re ceived $4Sti 000 more tor building a reservoir at Heutp steail. Known, too, as the person who recelvod over $800 000 for work done on the Wallabout Basin; as the one who received $141,000 lor lands turned Into 1 ros poet l*ark- as the mau who received $lo0,000 of the slock of the Nicolson favement Company and $65 000 in cash "for his personal and politi cal' Influence;" as the man through whom $175,000 of money was paid out by the Bridgo Com pany and as tho principal proprietor of two news papers in this city, his partnor iif the newspapers being Mr Thomas Kinsella. To d.scuss the public sets of a person, having so many claims to the reputation or being a public man, is quite legitimate. HOT A MKMBKK OF THE COMMITTEE OF FIFTY. I was not a member of the Committee of Mlty and did not know of their report on the bridgo until I saw it in tho newspapers. About one year after work was begun I was informed by tho treasurer that $10,000 of the stock had been allotted to ine and mat I had been made a director of ihe company 1 received tho certificates of the company, as tho money was called for not of Mr. Kingsley. as he states. I paid ninety . . .1 1. mn. ti eODI-O It III l/tf l?> V' lor, UUt Ul aiujowj, ?' ? 77 -r , ? per cent on the calls made upon me; Meaar^K i ^>11 V/VUt v/a? ??v vw.." ??? - I and Keeney paid but sixty per cent on theirs law was then changed, the cities assuming all the stock. In May, 1873, Mayor elect Schroeder, then Collector, wrote as follows:? . , ? , . "The amendment providing for the forfeiture or de linquent stock was recommended by mo, first to get Tweed. Sweeny and Connolly out of the lis' of stock holders and thus to weaken the influence of w. L. Kingsley, who always held their proxies when an elec tien lor a Board of Directors took place, aud secondly, to compel Mr. Kingsley to pay up " Mr. Schroeder and Abram S. Hewitt mado the follow ing report on the bridge management;? There had been paid to Mr. Kingsley under this (fifteen per cent; resolution (for advances) the siimof 8175,000, an amount largely in excess of the sum which, at that time had been paid by all the private stockholders on account or the stock held by them. At that tbne the expenditures on the bridge amounted to $l,17t?JMI 40?showing an overpay ment of fUB.OkB I'd The payment of money to him beyond the amount to which he was entitled could not be explained on any hypothesis consistent witli the proper discharge ot the directors of their Unties to the public. This looks very much as if others betides Mr. Barnes criticised the bridge management. 1 asked the privilege of examining the records or tno company and was refused, whereupon I resigned as di rector. My resignation was not accepted. I was so licited to remain, being told thut iny departure would ruin the company aud some of the tnen in it My resignation was not acted upon for over oue year, but lu the meantime I had been conceded the "privilege of an investigation. 1 made such an Investigation as could be made without authority to compel the attendance of witnesses or to examine tho hooka of those from whom supplies wore procured. 1 was prevonted from Inventorying tho stone and material, as will be seen from the following letter of Kgtiert L. Viele, an emi nent civil engineer, whom I employed for this pur pose :? MR. VIKLE'S LETTER. Nsw Yoke, Not. 10, 1872. Hon Demas Barwrs. Chairman Bridge Committee :? 1>kar Sin?1 find it ImpoMible to mttke iMtirftcloiy 6Sti* mate of tho material purchased by the New York Bridge ?To overcome the obstacles thrown In the way of a correct measurement by the nuneceieary shifting ol the bj the employes of the company, requires as much detective skill a* professional acumen, which service 1 must decline to DerluniL ? ? ? I am, very respectlully, yours, peroral. HUBERT L. VlKLK, Consulting Engineer. Prom the records of tho company gross Irregularities were discovered. Money had been credited for stock subscriptions before the same bad been paid In. largo quantities ol the supplies had heen purchased by Mr. Kingsley from companies in which he and his associ ates were interested; no portion of tho supplies hod been advertmod for, fifteen por cent of tho money re ceived bad been voted to Mr. Klngsl^ in secret mw CClV?<? U?" UWU WWW see.. , ,, ^ nor; commissions were recotved by Kingsley on all tho supplios. on the pay roll and land purchased; the money ?ul ^ ..... -?.i ?.wv < v. Act Ittf him nrrotintH paid to Kingsley was covered up in fictitious accounts like "commission accounts," "special expense ac counts," ?'construction account," Ac. it was also ascertained that prior to the examina tion entries had been changed on the books and tho records mutilated In various ways. Mr Kingsley's account had b?cn overdrawn $116,000, ol which sum $50,000 only had been covered ^Various propositions were made to the undersigned to modiiy or suppress a report of these facts. Among them were the Mayoralty, a rgturn to Congress, large personal emoluments, ho. A report oT ll>e lact*, thov said -would be rum; It must not be made." But a roDort 'wits made in the least objectionable manner in which such facts could be stated. Tho result is well known' The President, tho Superintendent and most of the directors resigned and went to the Legislature f?Mr?"Kmgtley'? next statement is as follows All the money thet it seemed possible to relee wee sboul 822T> 1? order that the work unght proceed, I took my wlf the balauce between this amount and the gTeSl.isXL That Is bis firm subscribed for a trifle over one-half of the stock, necessary to control the Board of Directors aud tho expenditure or all the money. The subscrip tions were not requtred to be paid, and never have been. While a portion of It was being paid In In ten per cent instalments fifteen per cent on a larger amount was being drawn out. Had the an-sngemeiit not been discovered and stopped $760,000 would have been drawn out by the holders of the pool stock before they had put in $500,000. Mr. Kingsley continues:? Tha Board wanted me to t?ln> a salary. I dscllned, in forming them that f waa a contractor and took large risks. Mr. Kingsley did not contract to do anything, noitbor did he risk ono dollar. The Board was himself Ills reply was to Ills own clerks and partners. He gave to the bridge but a small portion of his lime. Mr. Kingsley proceeds to say:? It via agreed by the Board of Directors that I should re ceive fifteen per cent on the amount of expenditures Incur ted soeordlng to their resolution, after the luuudattons had reached three lest above high water mark. He now admits that the agreement with his V**fn'r* was lllteen per cent; but as late as April, 1?7J, Mr. Kingsley and all of his partners said It was but Ave per cenC "When was the Ave per cent arrangement mads t" asked s reporter of Mr. Kingsley ou tlt? st?oy? ftua. To which ho replied, "That waa all open aa4 above board All tho directors knew of It, and thor* waa never any aocresy about ik It waa all dona la open session." ma "imtixinicrr" was not known t? the directors until after my ex*min? tiou, two years aftar It was made. Mr. Kinsley con teases through the Umkai.d that it was (irtecu per cent, and not five per cent, as he then said It was, and as the changed entry would convey the impression it was. Mr. Kingsley continues:_ ! Ififlk the private stock at a time when nobody could bi got to invest in it No one but the partners wore allowed to have any ol the stock until tho organization was secure in thcil hands. As money could be, and was drawn out lastel than It was required to tie put in, he could as well have subscribed for all the stock as for a part of it Mr. Kingsley continues: ? It wan simply ordered that the alteration of the won! "fif teen" to live" in the original resolution would he aultirieut A plain confossion of a mutilation of the records, which for over a yuar the mauagers bad labored to con ceal, and which all that time they had stoutly dented. The mutilations were so adroitly done that Mr. Hewitt examined them with a magnifying glass to saiisty him self of the fact Now that Mr. Kingsley is in the mood of explaining will ho not please slate why he did not carry hack tho whole amount of his overdraft instead of a part ol t? Five tier cent to that date amounted to only $69,00?. He had drawn out (175,1100 and only returned (6,000. There must tic still duo from Mr. Kingsley on thiB ac count $60,000. A reporter asked Mr. Kingsley:? Kkfortvu?Have you an Interest in the sawmill and lum ber company thut in said to furnish lumber and timber sup plies tor the bridge ? Mr. Kinoslsy?-None whatever. The sawmill wae estab lished some twenty years ago. ami not, as has been stated, concurrently with tne building of the bridge. The sawmill and lumber company hero referred to was Incorporated by W. C. Kingsley, A, C. Kceney, A. Atmucrman and others April 1, 1870. Subsequently Alexander McCue, one of tho directors of tho Bridgo Company, became an owner in and director of tho saw mill company. Mr. Kingoley continued to say, In this Interview:? Of the lumber found ncressnry for the work on the bridge. In the ealsson* and elsewhere, the haw-mill and ltuubur company you refer to supplied only $40, (* Ml worth. The reet was had from T. .V May hew, No 117 Wall sireet; Jona than ili-ers, in Pearl street, and one other mau, whose minis 1 cannot Just now reeall. "The other man," whoso name Mr. Kingsley "can not remember," ts his sawmill superintendent and partner, Mr. A. Annnermau. The total purchases of Ins Rawmlll partners up to that time amounted to (113,466 34. AllOCT Ml'.. KINSELLA. Mr. Thomas Kinscll.t Is tho partner of Mr. Kingsley, whom he sometimes serves in one way and sometimes In anothor. Mr. Kinsella weut from the Eaglt into tho Water Board, controlled by Mr. Kingsley, The Water Board had the letting of pavcrm-nt. sewer and reservoir contracts to Mr. Kingsley. Having acquivxl the secrets of the Water Board, Mr. Kinsella was trans ferred to tho Eagle, then controlled by Mr. Kingsley. In Mr. Kinsella's Interview with the Herald reporter Is the following:? The Hxaai.n's st-irles are very, very old atoriei, and the queslione embraced 111 them have been under discussion ia Brooklyn nntil 1 had ?iippo-cd they had been worn thro ad bare yean ago. My connection with them In any but ajour nall-tic capacity is very remote indeed. Whether Mr. Kinsella's connection with these "stories" is more remote than as newspaper apologist for his partners will be seen. He says that "he was a member of the Water Board in 1869; at the end of Qvo or six months, by the 1st of January, he was back in his old position." Very true, he was back in his old Sosition on the Eagle on the 1st of January. 1870, but a also actod as Commissioner in the Water Board and drew his $5,000 salary nntil April 1. He was a Commia s'.oncr but twelve days short ol a yoar. run NiooLso.N pa v shunt job. He went Into the Board a tlrm opponent of the Nlcof son pavement, but soon thorealter we find him advocat ing that patent with great ardor. The following state ment of Mr. Bonestoel, President of tho company, will throw sonio light upon tho subject:?"Tho Nicolsoii Pavement Company oi Brooklyn," said-Mr. Boncsteel, "is a stock company of this city of which 1 am Presi dent Up to the creation of the Water Board wc made no great headway. Then, seeking help wherever 1 could find it, I became acquainted with Mr. Kingsley, through the Introduction of A MUTUAL VBIKVn, RTKANAHAN, and Interested him in the company. For his personal and political Influence we donated to him $150,000 of the stock. This stock was worth but little or nothing at the time, and for any subsequent increaso of value depended upon the securing of contracts by the com pany. Wc did afterward secure contracts, and, in con sequence, tho cheeks ($65,000) were given to Mr. Kingsley?that much being due to him between August and February?because of the stock he held and an agreement we had also made with him that he should receive a given sum per square yard of Nicolson pave ment laid in Brooklyn." Horn S. B. Chittenden fixes the date of this transaction in a letter to Colonel Julian Allen, ol the Committee oi Fifty, by explaining how he exchanged checks with Bonnsteel for Kingsley on lour occasions, during the fall or 1669, for a total amount ol $65,250. Hure were $150,000 worth of stock, an unending con tract worth $400,000 and $65,000 known to have been received by Commissioner Kinsella's partner for "in fluence" in securing contracts, which could only have been obtained from Mr. Kinsella's Board. The events occurring during 1869 and through Com missioner Kinsella's Water Board would till a column. The water receipts were reported to have fallen off, and the Atlantic avenue pavement scheme was gotten up) the Hempstead Reservoir job was hatched, although deferred; $12,500,100 were raised by taxation and borrowing; (40,t)00,000 were fictitiously added to the assessed valuations of property in order to keep the apparent tax rate down, but by which $300,000 per annum were added to the city's proportion of tba Btale lax, Ac. I think 1 have shown that Mr. Kinsella had more than a-remote connection with patent pavements, that Mr. Kingsley risked nothing in the bridge, that tils connection with it was anything but that of a public spirited interest, that he received Urge profits from his connection with that and other public works, and, unless stating the facts he " malice," neither of these gentlemen has been maliciously spoken of. Hi:MAS BARNF-a NEW YORK BROKEN BANKS. Mr. Algernon S. Sullivan, the counsel for the <1? poaltora, yesterday stated to a Hsrai.d reporter that Judgo Westbrook had signified hie intention of signing the order to-day for the removal of Mr. W. A. Carman Irom the receivership of the Third Avenue Savings Bank, aod further, that ho would nominate his suc cessor. The secretary of the Mutual Benefit Savings Bank, on Tryon row. yesterday in answer to inquiries, said ho thought the institution would have to go Into liqui dation. The prospects of a resumption of business on the part of the Security Savings Hank are not very bright. One of the officials connected with the bank states that in his opinion It would be the better policy to at once go Into liquidation, rather than incur the ri.-k of a run which would, it Is considered, in all probability, ensue on a reopening of the bank. BROOKLYN SAVINGS BANKS. The Brooklyn savings Institutions have thus far re mat nod unshaken. As a whole, the banks of Brooklyn' arc strong. Tho recent movement put on foot by cer tain bank officers, to enlist the co-operation of their "big brethren" In tho proposition to rodace the rate of Interest paid on deposits from six to five percent, has not proved successful so far, but it bag led to some un easiness on the part of poor men and women win have had "their littlo mite laid no lor a nany day''in the savings banks. These latu-^wnple have in hundreds of instances taken out their boards and put thein on deposit in New York, or kept them at hornet The directors of the Brooklyn. S -nth Brooklyn, Dimo Sav ings, Williamsburg and other long established banks of that city are opposed to any reduction of the rule of Interest, aod tbey do not agree with the theory sug gested In advocacy of the measure, that there is "no investment profitable for the lands on deposit owing to tbe present stagnation In business." They say tbey havo their funds in long seven per cent Interest-bearing United States bonds. BROOKLYN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Considerable offence has been taken by tbe members of the Brooklyn Board of Education, citizens and min isters at tho remarks of Her. Henry Ward Iioocber In hie discourse on the publie school question and bis allusion to immorality on ibe part of some officials Id their relation toward fcm.1,1 teachers. Kcv. T. lie Witt Talmage, before preaching yesterday forenoon, announced that on Sunday neu he would speak upon "The Bible lu the Public School* and the Moral stand ing of the Teachers la the Schools of Brooklyn." alleged pickpockets arrested. Detectives Corwln and Folk, of the Brooklyn Central' ilfice squad, have for aovcral weeks past been on tho lert for a gang of pickpockets who bave boen operating n certain Catholic churches during the morning ser dees. Yesterday morning they arrested William Coz ens, thirty-two years of age, residing at No. 328 'welfth street, while on hie way flrom one church to ?other. There was no stolen property found In his toaseaslon but the police say they know him to have ?done time" for pieking pockets. He la held to await nomination before Justice Walsh to-day. BROOKLYN ROBBERIES. The stove store of Maura. Ray 4 Forder. No. 61 Pulton street, was entered feloniously on Saturday ivenlng, and tbe sum of fliO was abstracted from the lafo. During the temporary absence of the fttmily of 8am tel Burlc, of No. 672 Lorimer street, E. D., on SatdMay ivoning, fl<>0 worth of property was stolen by busg ars from the basement ol the house , Forty dollars' worth of carpenter's tools was stolen Yom No. 60 Fleet place yesterday. CRUSHED TO DEATH. George Peter, a brakeman on the Morris and Essex division of tbe Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, wan thrown between two coel cars (ft South Orange last halardav aflornooa and crushed to death