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The Festival That Christians Welcome
With Spring's Bright Blossoms.
Hrpworth RfTcrrntlj Sa^i Jmui Wa? a Won
derfully Popular Prraeher.
Beecher Asks All to Bear Up Under Ad
versity and Submit to Social Law.
The warm weather shows Its elftci In the churches
In the stead? diminution of attendance. The Church
of the Disciples yesterday morning was not as well
Oiled as usual. Mr. Hopworth once moro occupied his
familiar placc ana preached a very earnest and Im
preasivo sermon. Alter the sermon the ordiuauce of
the Lord's Supper was administered and tlfty members
joined the church. Sir. Hepworth chose his text Irom
St. John, vli. 40:? "Never man spake like this man."
The circumstances under which tlicso words were
uttered very bcautiluliy Illustrate the personal power
which Jesus exerted over every ono with whom he
came In contact. The Pharisees, In the excess of their
rage, determined to arrest Christ at any hazard*
Lawful or not, it wan their purpose to get Him into
tholr possession and then do their will, ou Him. To
this end they iem'oftlcerB to attach his person. These
officers made their way through the crowd
to Christ where He was preaching, and,
whilo endeavoring to get near him,
srero com pel le I to listen to His words. While thus
?landing they wore affected by tho rapt attention of
the wholo congregation, as the words of eloquence and
power came with sucu a mighty Inspiration from the
iips of the e>ou of God At last, whon thoy camo
nearer, and were about to arrest Him, they found it
impossible. Through their oars their hearts wore
touched, and thoy were powerless to do any bidding
except tho bidding of God. When they returned lrout
their unaccomplished mission the Pharisees asked,
"Why h iva yo not brought him T" and their reply was,
"Never man spawo like this man," and the Pharisees
turned upon them and replied, "Are ye also de
ceived ?"' And then their self-righteousness crops out
and Ihcy continue, "llavo any ot the rulers o! tne
i'harUees believed ou hnn? Hut the mob, who do
not know the law, are cursed, and they believe on
llut, said tho minister, I want to call your attention to
Bouie 01 tho peculiar characteristics of Christ as a
prcucber; to some of tho doctrines He preached
and 10 some, ot tlio ways iu which He illusl
Irated His own theories. As a preacher He
was marvellously in earnest. He did not pos
less iho truth, bin, better than that, th? truth
possessed Him. He leli thai His iips were consecrated.
That He must give to ma .kind nothing ol His own, but
everything ol God's. What Ho spoke was not the re
sult ol study, but ol prayer and constant communion
and intimacy with the Most High, feeling that men
were loit Ho spoke with the encouragem lit ot a
saviour. Knowing lliut men were on the wrong road
He lilted up His voice, bidding them beware ol future
pro?ress iu that direction, aud then He said, "I am
the way, follow thou me." Hl- earnestness came
iroui His love of and commiseration mr every one
In trial. It is the duty ot a minister to listen
to the troubles of his congregation. aud Jestts did that
to a wondoriul degree. He never thought ol Himself
Ho was always careful or others; ana it He could do
good to a human being He did it. Sometimes Ho spoke
encouragingly to those in h;gli places; often He spoke
to these oppressed and discouraged Then Christ tfas
.and that is an important point now as well as it was
then, lo tell God's will is otic tiling, .and to tell the
whole ol God's will is another. The true minister does
not sparo hts hearers, it is his business lo wdgn lu
? the baiance, ami when a man is fouftd wanting it is his
mission to tell him so; aud thu minister who fails in
that respect lails in au important part of tils God-given
work. It will never do 10 excuse a fault in a man
worth a million dollars which he would not excuse in a
man worth nothing. Truth told faithfully always
lile-ses, i.s always a help. The one thing we stand in
need of to-day is a real friend who Will tell us our
faults. There arc very (few friends in thu world whom
we can trust. What we would like is u friend who can
do what tho surgeon doe* to the body?lav
bare its nerves and muscles, that he mav find the
fountain ol hie. One reason 1 pity rich lieu is that
there is oue privilege they can never enjoy?that is. of
. true friendship. He is surrounded always by a circle
of pcopio who always lilt their hats lo htm and have a
purpose In it. He never can tin.t out the world's onln
iou ol hun. It is hard, indeed, for such a man lo know
hunsell. It is one ol tho penalties 01 riches. The iioor
man gets criticised. The wholo world is ready to tell
him how much they think or him. But when 1 look
hack on Christ I soe a fail lifnl minister uf God's will.
Then, in the tnlrd place, Jesus was, in its best sense a
wonderfully *
I say this with a great deal of reverence. It is my
delight to go down on my knees to Him who preaeJied
tho Sermon on the Mount, which is tho impulse of the
* hole world's progress, urging mankind higher and
Hicher up tho hill toward tho millennium. Ves- He
was wonderfully popular, and lor what reason* 'rhe
poor gathered around Him nnd listened 10 every word
Ho uttered. He was popular becauso He loved
litem all. It was bccauso He poured His heart out
mto their hearts that tney poured their hearts Into
His bosom. And when mo rend the accounts of His
preaching we always read of thu crowds that listened
a> Him. O that wo could havo heard Jetus! O that
we could hear even the echo of His tones! O that we
might look upon His iaee, aud, brethren, wo shall do
It some day in tho .cmple of the new Jerusa'em; some
lay another congregallou will be gathered, and you
?nd I will be there. It will not bo ir. thu temple in
Jerusalem, but In that tempie not built with hands.
Under its roof we shall all gather and sing His praises*
lorover and forever. My prayer this morning is that I
? hall meet this congregation there. May our feet
wend iu the right way ; may our paths lead upward
tili they converge by tho throne of grace and re
demption. A word concerning the theories Christ
preached and the truths He illustrated, t think thev
<r? peculiar. In the IdPst place, Jesus talked oontinii.
ally about
a doctrine, I fear, that Is not in your hearts yet, because
he who believes that <?od is ills lather ca'onot go lar
wrong. We don't appreciate tho truth; wo don't feel
as If Cod would forgive our sins when wo confess them.
Tho fathorhood of Cod is the loveliest doctrine in the
world and It ought to be In your hearts and religion One
other thing we ought to learn is the brotherhood oc i
man. Wo have not learned that lesson vet. 1 have '
heard men say that we have outlived the'liilile. Per
haps It Is so with some. 1 have not, and I don't think
you have. It is not time to look further till wo have
digested what we have. Look Ir. the Bible and you
will find a plan laid out by God that will
give you all you want to do. Are we
all brethren ? Is every man our neighbor? ] fear not
Have we given up our self-seeking? Is the millennium
at hand? Can wo lay down the Bible and ?av it is
learued by heart? I fear not. All the churches of the
land ought to preach the brotherhood of man. Then
again, Christ taught us the immorialitv ol the soul'
and the picture t'hrist drew of the future is very allur
ing. Men need not a philosophy, but an Illustration or
It, and Jesus gave us that also. His errand was per
fected when Ho gave us that. He showed us selfishness
was not part of Hit work. Let us live wholly in linn
et us feel always that God is with 11s. '
"Human laws and customs the standard of Individual
conduct," formed the subject of Mr. Reecher's dis
rourse yesterday. His text was:?"Servants be obedi
ent to them that are your masters according to the
flesh with fear and trembling In singleness of your
heart as nnto Christ Not with eye-service, ai inen
pleasers, but as the servants of Christ, doing the will
of Goo from the heart, with got d will doing ?ervice as
to the Lord and not to men; knowing that whatsoever
good thing any man doeth, Uie same shall be receive
of the Lord, whether hu be bond or free." One of the
mischiefs of a controversial study ol the Word of God
laid Mr. Baecher, la that we take It as It is, wholly out
of the sympathies of the apostles and whollv away
from the standpoint from which all the letters of the
1 pos ties wero written. The questions that came up ,n
the Greek schools sprang from their philosophy and
aere onknown to Paul; and yet his writings have been
eonstrued with reference to a solution of these ones
tlons It is almost as If ono should apply the grammar
of the English language to the consiruetton or a He
brew or a French sentence. Although there arc some
elements nearly alike, yet contusion and perversion
would reanll from any such a measure yuJtai Con-.
?Ider how wise all the writings of the .\?w Test intent*
are, inasmuch as they converge toward one point?
?aaeij, practical eihics-right disposition and
right conduct following after right disposition. Tills '
was ,im. Now consider the eircninstanres i
under which these instructions were given forth. In
that day the whole family *u represented by one
man , the household was a anil, not the individual
Consider what were (he civil government* of antiquity
and what wrong* existed; eotiMder the military spirit
of the world in the time of Chrial. bow ulterlyadverse
both government and military spirits were to the max
ima and to the spirit of ChrUManity. Thtn, too, li is a
remarkable thing that the Gospel went forth into the
world between Judaism and beaihen.*m, and had, there
fore, an opportunity of inveighing against thein both.
And yet see the courtesy, the ?niluent consideration,
the respect and kindnet>s and fweet speaking that ex
ists in the whole New Testament in regard to the Jew
aud the heathen.
as every man u that Is luspired with the true spirit or
God. Consider tho corruption aud wrong that existed
on every ?ido, and consider tnat an Ideal manhood was
to be developed among tho disciples ol Jesus Christ in
tne lace of all these drawbacks, and any oue would say
thai the symbol ol the apostle would have been a dura
lug sword or a Hercules' club. Hut the inward spirit
ol the Sew Testament is ns lar from that as anything
thai can possibly be imagined; aud we are astonished
nol only 10 lieur no Invective, no denunciation of that
iuon>ier ol monsters, Uomiin slavery, but we hear
the slave himself tuvoked end commanded to accept
tho conditions. II revolution ever had a right to break
out nniler anv institution that was Ihe one Hut Paul
did not advise it. lie believed In the command,
"overcome evil wtlh good," as the power by which
wrong can be liest suppressed. The best way to abolish
a wrong, on the whole and in the long uureer of time,
la f? put that which is right over against It. Against
' every wrontf iunt every evil then let there spring up
in the heart aud In the conduct ol every disciple ol tho
l.ord Jesus Chclst sueh a liouuty of llle as shall make it
a shaiue in Ihe judgment ol all mcu that ibe beauty
shall lie harmed and held under. In this way, too,
I things develop themselves in the world. Christianity
was able to take Its place without being represented as
1 an enemy ol mankind. II it had assumed a wullke
aspect it would have been bured itself almost as soon
as tho Master was. It did not set ilselt against the out
ward manifestations ol evil, but against the root*
ol evil in the whole race of mankind, aud by
purifying the fountains from which came selfishness,
pride aud cruelty, it proposed to banish ultimately
I from the humsn fkmily all organized selfishness and
| ambition and cruelty; for the held was the world and
I time was the opportunity, Irom the beginning of it to
the verv end.
It was indispensable, the speaker continued, that tho
I staggering race of men should huvc laws and govern
ments and various Institutions, and we are not to judge
| ot tho e ofti.e past by tho light that we have derived
1 Horn lhem.
I represent the best experience gathered up to Ihe time
in wnlch they are created. It is not wltnin ihe power
of the race, nor that ol the wisest In it, t>> excogitate
i laws and customs. There hail to l?e itilimtu experi
ences before thero could be general customs or general
laws; and these represent, not stiupiy the will ol' the
legislature or the crown that enacts ttiem, lor the legis
laiure and the crown are but the muses through
which the light ol all the sufferings, mis
i takes and acmevements of tho wholo raco
gathered up for thousands ol \cars streams upon the
staiuto hook, and therelore laws uud customs repre
sent tne inuiing* out of the race of ntaukiutL Insti
unions may b? a great doat below what you ami 1 may ;
seo thov ought to l>e, yet, afior all, ihey represent
about the best rule of right that the great unthinking, ,
undeveloped mass or the community can have, and to I
treat them with contempt or with insolence is 10 treat
the moral sense of the individual, for tho most part, (
with contempt and violeuce. Constant changes wrench
the laith of men, blind their moral sight, aud, lustead
| of benefiting, leave the eomiunutty demoralized. So,
then we niu^t maintain eveu crude things until they
I can ripen, imperfect things until they can ne gradually I
increased and perfected. Many men look upon courts, I
churches and benovolent foc.ettos?upon all ihe lornis .
lu which human nature has developed itsell?men look
upon nil these things aud say they are for the vulgar
or unknowinif, or that they aro not lor anybody, and i
generally it is considered the sign of a large manhood (
to say:?l,l am not held under by superstitions or by ?
ou.worn Institutions and customs; 1 believo in tho sov
reignty of the individual; I do
Well, we have about tioc men in ?ing Sing thnt did ,
about what they thought was right 10 do. and 1 would .
there were about twice Ihst number there if I coaltl
have a Judicious selection made. There is not a man, ,
however rcllectlvo, however wide In historical research
and iu reflet tions founded upon it; t'lero Is not a man ;
who is not more or loss do; endent lu hiuisclt lor what j
is right and what is wrong upon the usages of life anil
upon ihe experience of the race that has gone bo;ore
him. It is nol at all difficult font man to say, believe
in Justice, and let justico be done, though ihe lie:ivens
fall." But what is Justice? That is lilt quest.on that
has tormented the ages.
We are bound, tho speaker argued, to maintain cus
toms and laws unit! tho wrong thai is iu ihmii becomes
so apparont I hat the average public hcutiment jan ho
brought to bear upon them, and uny proposed change
which is lu advance of that average sentiment will
tall of success. Thore was, he knew, a great deal or
ideal reformation going on, but while his
sympathies were with the authors of those movements
lie was satisfied their influence was not to be lelt iu the
present, but would make its mark lu the itiiuro by edu
cating the thoughts of men and preparing tliem for a
higher administration. Cpon tho evo of any areat elec
tion, he sal I, all the wise uud lar-thiuking men in crea
tion might come together in congress and attempt to
adopt to that particular movement Iheir Ideas or
reformation, but ail tlieir efforts would come to naught,
and the papers would cry out that I hey might he wise
and good men in their own tipherer, but that they knew !
nothing about human nature. Mr. Beecher then I
reverted to his text, aud analyzed its meuning sememe i
by sentence. He pointed out the difference betweeu ,
the obedience of the slave and that ot the child. Ibe
chapter, be said, opens, ' Children obey your parents
in lho Lord, for this is right?absolutely and univer- |
sally." But the npostle does not say that to ilie j
slave "Slave bo obedient to your masters according
to the flesh. Not according to the spirit, but in the
lower relations they nre your masters, publicly called
so and treated so, though In yonr hither nature ttiey ,
are no masters of yours." Tho apostle accepts their out- |
ward boodsge as an existing fact and a prosctit neees
sity, and advise* tliem to submit to It. Ihe Lord Jesus
Christ, the speaker continued, is our great lover, and j
He says to nieu placed in difficult circumstances in this
Itie "Do not Jusiifv yourself in the development ol
maligu passion's and vengeful forces. Stand where you
are, clothed with the whole panoply of grace, and, if
you need utrihcr encouragement, remember ihnt every ;
right thin;: that a man does under difficult circum- '
stances he does for me.1'
The services at the above place of worship were con
ducted yetierday by Mr. Krothlngham. Alter prayer
nod the singing of a byran (he preacher walked to the
Iront ot the platform and, without preface or text, be
gan to explain the character ol Whitsunday and Its sig
Whitsuntide, the speaker (aid, derived Its name, bo
cording to some, irom the custom prevalent on that
day of robing those to be confirmed In white. Accord
ing to others, It was so named from the blossoms with
which sprint; lavors us. Among the Hebrews It cele
brated the fiftieth day from the Jewish Pas?over
and the giving of the law on Mount Sinai.
He askei) his bearers to aocompany him in
thonght to the loud of Kgypt and witness
there tho departure Irom It of a people who, Irom
their infancy, had never tasted of anything but thral
dom and the lasti. Ha depleted tho great figure of
their leader, Moses, specially trained by the probation
and trials of an ordioary lifetime for the task ol mould
ing and leading that remarkable peoplu, and conducted
his heurers through the desert to the foot of the moun
tain where the law was.gtven.
He then accompanied Moses to the fs*tne?ses of the
mountain, where was delivered to him that law which,
lor 4,tH'0 yesrs, has plavod so great a part In forming
and controlling the moral, social and political lite of
human, ty.
cimhactkr or thk uw.
No law ever Uaposed upuu mankind equalled tho i
Mosaic law. irom the majesty una (error surrounding !
Il* delivery, lit universal scope and equally universal
minuteness ot its provisions, and the marUed. I
distinctive effect which It had produced upon '
the people to whom It w.is delivered. It :
spetstiled man's relations to all tluuss shove ,
hitn and to a I created things below !
Mm. It was a law ol terror and Judgment, pain aud i
horror to him who disobeyed its provision:-, but one 1
lull of bright hope and promises I* the man who i
I obeyed it It was one of tenderness, too, as seen In
i l he pro vis loos liy which the sane rest was accorded
<>n i lie "ahb.it It to the lirnte servants ol man as he was
I obliged t? observe lumseIC But the preacher con
| tended that the very minuteness ol Its provision*
I rendered it faulty, inasmuch ?s tbose wiio strictly
! obeyed them were apt to, Mid did disregard the higher i
I aud indefinitely nobler rode which Is written In the
! heart of every men. This wi. seen in ilie diameter o( j
! ttio?'who most rlgidlv complied witn its poeitive com
1 m.mds, and who outside it (lor no law can ( over every j
possible toniingcncy) were ? vile, rapacious merciless I
crew, llence one naturally leu to ih? thought that
law itselt may become the very
carsn of t.*w i."ss?ivss,
nnd this not oaiy in ihe moral. but In every other j
otd"T. Here the preacher traced the ri?e aud progrc-s i
o( that spirit which, in on* Is becoming so groat
a calamity, and threaiens in increase?namely, tno !
mania for finding law in everything. Science, he said, i
was In the beginning merely elementary. Han con
tcnteii lilms-'U with a vry -uperii msI knowledge of the j
heavenly h.nlie*. lie subsequently crammed this 1
earth and him-clf In it, and, applying hi" theory of the
universality nu t resi?tle-s for* e of uw. he earn* to the
conclusion that the Inprtton* of his liodv. and even Ilie
action ol his brain, his thoughts, will, lectins, "motion,
&a, were merely the Outcome or forces winch had
been acting possibly with resistless power Irom thou
sands ol years l>?? k In the past. The inevitable con- I
elusions and deductions In the cs?e of the murderer,
Ihe ihiel, the involute, Ae , were drawn by the
speaker and left to eonih.it themselves. lie eontended
that, however science might draw her meshes over the
universality ol csn?e? and elf els, si til there was a
voice within him which told him he was a person,
that he had a will, and eould choose lo do .?r to lesve
undone, and therefore ne must look lor a way out of
this incarceration ol the Hind which icieucc threatens ,
lo Inflict upon those who looked simply at her malarial
Tlil? wa?, lil? hearers would Und, H ibey would look
at the picture of Ibe second I'entecot, presented iu that
humble apfr ihamber in Jerusalem. The description
given of tho supposed coming of tl?e Holy tihoal
(Christiau style) by Mr. FrotUiugham was remarkable
for calm assumption and quiet humor. According lo
him (he disciples there assembled were simply chatting
over past event* und comparing notes. Tliey bi-came
nxeltou. The windows were open. A crowd gathered.
The crowu betow became excited, too. llie disciples
above begun shouting nnd talklnc nonsense, in which
ull the excited foreigner* below laucied they beard their
own tongue. iililioucli the people shove were only
.-peaking Hebrew, and tolerably bad Hebrew at that.
1 lie cloven tongues ol lire were talcrabie tu the same
exulted eonditiou ol the Imagination. Here wn have,
cuntiuucd the speaker, a pertcct pieturo of our modern
revivals '2,000 ye?rs old. Although not named, Moody t
and Sunkey and ail spiritual leaders of like
leather wero mercilessly battered, tho preacher
contending that there was in New York to-dsy no
abatement ol lawlessness, no less crime, no more domes
tic virtue, no nobler ideas among the youth of both
sexes than when the revival began, and that its effect
lor good was absolutely null. The *ame was the history
oi all revivals from llie time of Paul down to us; the
same will be the case lo the end whenever the emotion*
are appealed lo, the hoiirt left untouched aud the intel
lect unmoved. T'ue<crimes and orgies prevalent at the
very birth of tho Christian Church were adduced as
eon'llrma'orv ol this view. lint the second Pente<ost
effected a great good, in that it released men from iho
thraldom of the letter ol tbo law, and substituted in Us
place, as is the case in Paul's writings, the ideal flguro
ol Christ, according to whom we learn to love truth
andjuiuice. honor und integrity for their own sake. To
build on auy emotional foundation is to leave the ed'
flce open to sndden desi runt Ion at any moment. A
(lowing tribute to the late meeting at Rostoo, the ob
ject of which was to see whether anything could ho
done to exalt and onnoble humanity, concluded tbe dis
At the Dominican church, Lexington avenue and
Sixty-flfth street, yesterday morning, a solemn hleh j
mass was celebrated In hoaor of Whitsunday. The
celebrant was tho Rev. Kathcr Rocbefort; tho deacon,
the Rov. Fathor J.avelK*; tho sitb-deacon, the Rev.
Katherl<linger. The music ol the mass was Weber's In
G, with a Veul Creator by Lachner and an 0 Salutaris
by Verdi. To make tho festival the more marked the
regular choir was augmented by the Choral Union of
tho church, the other singers being Miss Morrison
Fiset, soprano; Miss Tracey and Mrs. Walker, con
traltos; Messrs. Joseph Ott and Orooshcl, tenors, and
Messrs. Marshall and Walker, bassos.
The sermon was preached by the Rev. Father
McPowell, pastor of the now Church of St, Agnes. His
objoct In addressing the congregation Wiis to ask for
financial assistance In erecting the cdlQro. Rut be
lore alluding to this matter ho preached a short dis
course on the gospel ol tho day, connecting the doscent
of the Holy Spirit on the apostles with the divine com
mission under which the Catholic priesthood huve
ever since officiated. Our holy mother, the Church, he
said, calls her faithful children around her alttr to-day
to celebrate the great leslival of Whitsuntide, when God
sent tbo Paraclete. Christ tells us intbis day's Gospel
that lie will send the Holy Spirit to confirm His
Church ? mission, and this promise was fullillcd In the
descent of tho Paraclete. In tins day, when
there is so much indlflerenpe around us, we
may turn to the obligations imposed on us
and give thein our most attentive consideration.
There must bo a priesthood for tno people which Is di
vinely commissioned to |>erlorm its sacred functions.
We can rejoice that we Catholics have a priegihood so
appointed to teach the Gospel und to forgive and to re
tain sins. lu worldly atluirs people go to thoso who
ran instruct them wiieu ilicy desire lo leuru, and so it
is in religious things, we should receive knowledge ol
what concerns our souls Iroin those set apart by God
for that special purpose. There cannot he a religion
without a priesthood. We see men around us every
day preaching in twos and throes of universal salva
tion and inculcating other special doctrintrs touchii g
the matter ol salvation; but whence comes the commis
sion under which these men preach? The Church has
always been the defender of the people's liberties.
How'olten hss the Pope shielded the oppressed when
the hordes ol devastators would have swept nwav
Christianity. .See, to-day, in our own country, iu tho
cu*o ol the poor Indians, .how tno prion
lives among them, pleads for them and helps
them lo pass their days In harmony and peace. In
Germany, all of which was onco Catholic, the priests
have stood by the people as tho defenders of their civil
and religious liberty, and they wero leared and perse
cutor only lor tho reason that they were Known to be
the peopio's best and truest Irtenda. We should re.
Joicc lhat wo have ol ull times wiih us those minlsiors
whom (iod has appointed to care tor tho spiritual guid
ance ol tho world.
Father McDowell then went on to say that ho was in
this church lur tho purpose ol asking lor help to luiild
the Church of St. Agnes, and concluded by thanking
them beforehand lor whatever assistance they might
give him.
The Rev. H. C. Potter, after a year's travel In tho |
Hoiy Land, has returned lo his charge and appeared in
his pulpit at (iraco church yesterduy. His return to
his pastoral charge was signalled by the presence of
an unusually largo congregation. As appropriate lo
his return Dr. Potter recited that portion of the Acts
relating to the manner in which the apostles received
the Holy Ghost on tho day of Pentecost, On that
occasion, he said, none were absent, and It was a subject
worthy of no little consideration thai notable religious
events Irom tho earliest times were associated with
llic.magnetic po*er of members. Moses, that -ancient
patriarr.u ol rellgiou, who preceded Christianity, when
addressing tho children ol Israel concerning those
thiug-, delivered his message in ono place to great
assemblages. And so it was in tho Saviour s
own time. The mightiest movements oi His Gospel
were discovered w lieu men wero assembled in great
numbers. In the family, loo, in older days?when tho
family was In some measure a church?the same thing
is noticed. We rend iu this connection of the action of
Abraham and his children, Isaac aud his clnlurcn, Jacob
and Ins sons. And in moro recent limes the lamlly
was an important element und lever in religion a* well
as the Slate. The laniily was ol the hrst importance in
the Middle Ages as a nursery lor c.ertaiu principles.
U pou the nature and Importance ol these principles
rested the power of tho lannly lor good or evil. So is
it with nalions that, only whoa actuated by some great
guiding principle, they become great and powerful. In
spired by
small rations have conquered larger ones. Continuing
in this vein, Dr. Potter said he was glad to find himself
again among his congregation, whom he was pleased to
sec assembled on this day to commemorate the
day ol Pentecost. It was well that on this
dav they should assemble in the eliurch in con
course and concord; and bo was thankful that in the
gracious providence ol God ho was permitted to find
theui ou his return of one heart and ouo nnnd. He 1
dwelt upon their Bdellty and the privilege ho bad to
stnnd once mote snd speak to thein where their united |
voices bad s i oltcn ascended in prayer and praise, i
He thauked those under whose care the work of the j
church had been earned on during bis ab?ence, and ?
commended his brother clergyman, the assistant pas- I
tor who had obtained lor hltns?lf, l>y the Judicious !
performance ol delicate duties, a warm place in the
hearts ol the congregation. Death had taken off llie
familiar laces during his absence of some whose lives
and prayers had been given for this congregation. He
thanked God lor tho good example or those who ars
now at rest. Whatever he had learned abroad he had
learned nothing more clearly than that the duties Cod
had called him to perform wero the best lor him and
the place o! their discharge was tho dearest aud best ,
he could wish.
At 8L Thomas' church, Fllih avenue and Fifty third
street, tho Ilev. Dr. Morgan preached a short sermon
ou the glorified Saviour, taking for hi# text Acts ill.,
la "The <iod of Abraham, and ol Isaac, and of Jacob,
tho God ol our fathers hath glorified his son Jesns." j
The word* wore spoken by Peter, the apostlo of
Christ, as he stood at the gale of the temple In the
midst of the people who hail gathered about him and
were gazing with wonoer after tbo Inino man who lay ;
at tbe gale Beautiful nnd had been cured. He bad told
tbenr tho work was not his, but thai of the
Jesus whom they had despised, and whom the
great Jehovah had exalted lo sit at his right
hand in heaven. Tbe preacher then drew the atten
tion of his hearers lo the events In religious history
which Iho churches have l.een recently celebrating, the
resurrection and ascension of the l.ord Jesus, and the
giving of the Holy Ghosl In the resurrection He
rises from the tomb tho first fruits ol them that slept.
Hf stands again upon the earth a living spirit, Ills
promise to man redeemed He Himself had carried
the torch of the resurrection gleaming through the
valley of death. Life and Immortality are brought to
lignt and God again glorifies His son. In His ascension
there Is more
rooi> ron xaniTATtos.
The testament was sealed, and He saW, "Father, I have
tinished what tbou gaxe^i me to do, and now I come
to thee.'' It Is aday of lubilee in heaven; and ugam
? ;od did g orlfy Jesus. As the crowulng act of
all. Jesus, having become our Sawour, here
promised us that Ho would stand up for us
there at th? right h ind ol the Father,
ntid Is glorified in the mission of the Holy Ghost, tbn
Comforter. Having reached His throne He redeemed
His promise and sent the Comlorter. It was not in tbe
clouds that de-ceniled on Mount Sinai, nor In the fire
that blazed around it, nor in the thunders that shook
it, but in lhat still, small vnce lhat told ol love and
hope and immortality. He keeps His promise, "I will
liot leave thee." His desciples lieoaino the pioneers of
the new dlspensr.'.lon. and spread the (Jo.-pel all over the
world. He is your Light, yo ;r Salvation, your King
W ? comn to-dav to the risen Join*. Ih? aacendcd
th. glanlied saviour, the everlasting Wing, **"** * '
will soon be heart railing, one after an> iher, HttlaltUlul
one* t<> come up 10 Hun.
The feast of the Penleeost, commemorative of the ,
deaeent of tho Holy Sprit upon the anoatles, was ce e
brated in tho Catbednfl yesterday with all ibe solem
nity and I repressiveness characteristic of Ibe Catholic
Church. The weather, which was hot nnd oppressive, j
are mod to have little enact upon the attendance, the
edifice being, a* usual, crowded to the doors. Solemn
high mass wan commenced at hall-past ten o'clock,
lie*. Fathor Kane being the celebrant, Key. lather ^
O'Hare, deacon, and Rev. Father Mori, sub-deacon, j
Ret. Father Kearney officiating aa master of cere- t
monies. At the termination of the first gospel the
Very Rev. Father Qninn, Vicar tieueral, preached a ser
mon. Belori doing so, however, tho reverend gentle
man called attention to the fact that on next Sonday a
collection would be made throughout the urchdloe. se
o! Sew York on behalf of the lloly Father the Pope.
Tte text was taken from the Gospel of the
day according to St. John, xiv., 2 SI:?
iworea aud ?aid unto him, II * ronn lo\? me
keep my words, and my Fa.her will *"*
will come unto him and abide with htnv. II
?ud preacher alluded to the great festival wlijch the
Catholic Church celebrated throughout the world. It
wiu the anniversary ol
Thin day tho Holy Ghoul descended on lha
and Peter converted 6,WW ""Is. Kofore tbat day
hesitation and doubt prevailed, but the infusion of the
Holv Spirit at once removed all confusion. The w r .
of tiie text showed the love the Saviour had lor His
dlsc plcs. Alter HI. resurrection and a?ceo8:on into
heaven He comforted and consoled them by the ?*??
ai.ee and promise that the laraclete JouM 'owe ?
them and remain w.tli them forever, rhe mm" . of
the Holy Ghost was tho completion of the gi*at work.
of th" redemption. All that Christ bad told H- apo*
iles, nil tint they had foremen, all that Hi nail
preached to thein or or which they had an Imperfect
knowledge, became quite clear to ihelr minus.
Til u CM>t n or l*AK KNKSS
which had rested over them, even as It had brooded
over the face of the earth at the lirsl creation, v?us m
inediatelv dispelled by the acuon ot the Holy (.ho*l a
descending upon Christ's apo*uo?, who
undertook the great work to which ho had ,h
They now lutlv comprehended the nature ot the mi.
sion entrusted to them when He bado them go an
preach to all nation*. And thus to day, i iter a aps >
1,800 yoars, unity and Catholicity were still preser^'
in the Church winch Christ himself established. Tho
same doctrines had always been taught mr.f"
tertes had always boon presented to bo "olieved, the
same r.tea ol the sacraments which are necessary I >r
the sancttflcatlon or the soul and lor the preaenj"*1"?
of theCburch, the same adorahlo sacrifice on thoal ar
thus presentinu to iho world a miracle greater ev
than Hie establishment ol the Church l'""' Pr**
scutlnc to tho world something that attracts th att< n
Hon even ol the unbeliever, who. either unw ?'"? ?r
unable to believe In the divine character of the C
nevertheless stood In amazement and awe at.lisanity.
The reverend gentleman then proceeded to dcscrtoe
and alluded to the promise of the ^^v'o.ir to t*i with
tliem and their successors to the end ol timo., in c
elusion, ho exhorted tho congregation In eiinlemplat.
ing the grand (clival which the Church oelebraud
lo pray to Cod to inanimate 'heir minds, that they
might love Him, that they might be bumblo and hat
they might devolo themselves to work* of charity an
^Thoprecision and harmony which marked the choral
arrangements were highly creditable to Hrofessor Oil -
tavusSchmit/. the organlat, who selected lor the ocui
alou Rossini's beautiful "Mease S.'llennelle ln A
minor. The Cathedral Choral Socict y ^ j
over thirty well trained voices, sang the choruses in ,
splendid style, particularly the last ngue. In the ;
"Gloria" and "Credo," the solos helng allotted to Mint.
Brcdolh, soprano; Mme. Unger contralio; Mr ?er8i^ ,
tenor and Mr. I'rchs, buaso. A splendid iflect was ]
produced throughout tno church and added not a lit to
lo the impressive charae er of the c.rcmo i e^ l r
to the -entail Mme. I ngcr snng '^ cnt ^r.vitor j*Ml}
great tasie and expression, and later on ?.!j*!lltar,?,.,?
^i the Offertory Mme. Bredelll rendered tonconi s
"Reginl Cod I." a difllcult though charmlngrompogt
tlon, with faultless accuracy and in a manner that at ,
once established her vocal excellence as an artist. 1 ho
festival was altogether Impressively celebratid, tbo
c.remonies lasting until nearly one o clock.
At the above church yesterday morning the ser- |
rices wcro commenced by singing the benntiful and
appropriate hymn, written by Honar, the first verse of
which If as lollows
Tl.r way, nor mine, O, 1 ord.
However dark It t?e:
I,e?d me ?rl*ht. t.y thine nwn hand
Ch .e*e o?t tlie path tar me.
The preacher's text was irom St. Paul's epistles to
tho Roman-, xili., 10-?Love Is the fulfilling of the
law " au<t tno subject was treated In ? scholarly man
ner' The schoolboy, he said, who earnestly studies his
lessons learns to love study; the man who lives In
harmony with orderly nature comes to he harmonious
and happy, and be who performs his duties to his fel
low men comes to lore mankind. Tho beings also who
keep the coraioanduienla of Ood learn lo love tho
Omnipresent Fattier who smiles on litem from tlie
beautiful order of tho Cosmos, and is privileged to tasto
the Joys eternltyMocs not snrpas* Nowhere can you
havo peace and Joy until you arrive at love; the very
definition of the word shows that It Is the attraction
ot onr nature to Its destiny, aod besides there la
a divine pleasure In tho fulfilment of It.
It is very dlBicult, In this state of tho world and so
rlety.to lead a life ot harmony?one tboroughlv Im
bued with truth and humanity?and to fulfil the de
mand of tho Goepol when it *ays, "You must love
C.od with all your heart and your neighbor a? your
self Distracted by the vast and conflicting Influ
ences that environ us, ws neglect to properly ?xerclso
our a flections. There are self-evident r*a?ns J1??
should try to overcome our natural passion* and to d
sire the happiness ot every human being^ WbalJ?{
to leol no anger acainst any inau. but to desire
one to be i?fo?p*roii? *n<1 10 contribute
what we can toward that end_.n fine, toward the abo
111 ton of the outward law nn<l the tn'fllramt ol tho tn
ward ?tw. But, tn order to do this, we uinst lovo one
Tno ber as we love ourselves, Instead of part.c.
paling in tho fiendish jealous,.*, petty raeannesses,
ctiurllsh bickerings and cttiMish T?"U,C* f^'t"he exanSlh
m no and fill tho hour. ^hen we think ol the exqut?
lie suflering in socictv on account of the lack of human
klndn.ssl of desolate and solitary hearts that go down
to death la unnoticed mi?ery, In very pity we should
rep.ul and help to swell tho tide of human happiness?
rnTadd to lis surging waves of trouble .nd desp.lr A.
s little tiro will kindle a flam, thni will lllnmlna . a
whole district, so a spark of lovo will
with Joy not onlv one heart, but bring happiness u?
manv families. F.ven the sweet and P*aceul
countenance of a Christian disarms ho.tlll y
arni irf a t)te??!?tnf to those who look upon it.
Z\lie pjr in the heart Is reflected in the
face. The wiso man can go tbrouirh a crowdeid Ire t
without difficulty, hut he does eot posh andl fight hi.
wav ihrnnch. lie proceed* with a smile and a kin.l
word and the throng make way for him. The great
F.dinukd linrke wroto to a friend ??'?We mnsl ?nn0'''
late, mv dear Harry, we must conciliate; if not for the
sake of others tor ourselves, and there I* great wis
dom in the advice. Paradise first began *llb *ed.led
love, and all was supreme Joy until ? '
pen red. Jealousy destroyed Ibe fair first, home, but
some day the voice ol Ood will again be heard In the
warden In the cool of the dny.
The gtlted preacher concluded by *ome exquisite
Illustrations ol the power ??d scop^, of love!in the
affairs t?f human life, and concluded the sermon witn
the usuil bencJtciion.
wnrrscKDAY skbticm ros deaf motto??*?- !
To St. Ann's Episcopal church, In Eighteenth street, i
near Fifth avenne, belongs the credit of looking out
for the spiritual welfare of de.il mutes to tlie extent of I
giving to tbts unfortunate class each ituuday the henetlt |
of special religion* service*. In (til* city and 11 roolt- [
lyn tbero are pome three bnndrcd ileaf mulct who
avail themiRlve* of these stated ministrations, neld at (
the cburcb at three o'clock p. M. on every Sunday.
Usually tbere is a pretty large attendance, not alone of ;
the deaf and dumb people who assemble here for tiieir 1
special worship, but of other* Interested In their re
ligious welfare, besides many who go for tbe simple
purpose of witnessing the ronduettng of the services in
th<' sign language. And certainly there can hardly be
rom-eired a more impressive spectacle than that of
?ii.kxt wotttHirrcBt
engaged In their Sunday devotion* There la no (litter
or pomp or grand ceremonies or swelling anthem*,
".silence la golden," -?ys CaNyle. This is something bo
.yond that. It is simplicity intensified. It Is the purity
ol devotion idealized.
Rev. Thomas tiiilliiudet conducted the services, a
son of tbe lite Rev, Tlioma* H. (?alliiudei, who. having
been providentially led to devote btmseli tu tills work
by !ns inUMi'it hi the deaf daughter ol a distinguished
physician, went abroad to teaffe the art of leaching
oenl mutes, and aMM>|HlnlMl his otiiect at I'arl', wnere
be Required a kiiowlidjn ol the system originated by
the Abbe de I.'Epttaii'l pcrlccted t-y tbe Abbe Mieard,
and on bis return touad*n the tin t insulation for tbe
education of deaf mute* in this country. Coder the
teachings of eueh r father aRd the training ol ins deaf
mute mother?for his father married the donf young
lady or ao-oanl ol whom he went to Europe, it*
stated?and lie himself having in tnra married a deal
muto. It could lianly b? otherwise ii.an Mat the sou,
the present well known Rev. I>r. tiallntidct, should be
a perfect ma?ter of the language of n Is nee .but also filled
with genuine enthusiasm tor this sadlv afflicted clnss ot
human tlx, Tht Mrricci were la accordance witb tbe A
I ritual for W bii -un lay. With eye* on tbe various
i fcon* us one sai coeded the other, Ii s l.auds Beted as the
Interpreters; una so. in readme poriiniici.il the (Scrip
lure* .mil tbe liyniu, "Using ?nto ibc Lord a ueW song,"
?very eye tatibrd me swiftly moving bands anil
Angers aid panioromii' shrugs and rootiou-*, ar.<l it wax
a" plum lit tin iu an tin- apokuu Word. At the close of
j Ibe preliminary exero -e>. followed
The riio was administered iu tbe infant child of pareuts
both iif wliuiii ur<> deal mutes. This was a very Im
prMlirt ceremonial, being coudii'tid, like tbe previous
s rvicea, in Ibo -ign longitude. Then wit loilowed too
?eratoa Til* text was Acta it, 4?? And they were .ill
tilled with tbe Holy IJtio-l," I'pder tlie manipulations
ol such a skilled masli r of the sigu language,
otto unfamiliar Willi tbe symbols could almost
tr.ico tbe briei but tmpeenstve apt turn o given
o! tho Jile ot Cbriat on earth, with
thai subsequent episode in the lives of 11k apostles al
luded to iu tlie text. Tbe sermon wen appropriate lo
tbe day, ati.i tbe closest possible atleotion waa putti to
tlio reverend interpreter. Alter guiug over tlie Uel4 ol
what is beyis doun lor the aovaiK etnen t of i'iiri-1'a
kingdom 011 earth, be told them vsfesl wan being spe
cially none on behull of tbe 20,(KM) in this country slia
ilariy affected witb themselves through tnoaidofthe
Church Mission lo Deaf Mule*, founded in this oily
three years ago and ol which there .ire now branches
in nearly ail the lending cities of tho country, and
through lis inst rumenlality the words of tlio (imp*! urn
being preached to so tnuuy who otberwise would be de
prived of this besaed privilege, ii appears, further, that
the projoct lor securing a "National Home for Agud
and Inllrin DeafMute*" la meeting with great encour
agement, una the time is evtden'lv not lur away when
ibis plan of benevolence will be satislai lorily and
completely consu in mated.
Alter a closing benediction the allenl worshippers
withdrew as quietly as tbey bad entered the am red
edllice, and it wo* plain to In- so?n that all appreciated
ilie-e kindly religious ministrations in thoir tieliair, ami
tbe apenal. earne. i labors of their most /onions and
devoted friend and religious teacher, Rev, Dr. ?ialiniulot
Tho old Cireene street Methodist church is a thing
of tbe past. Abandoning tbe time-honored odlOce,
around wbicb Micro clings so many hallowed recollec
tions, and changing tlio name to tbo Anbury Methodist
Kpisoopal church, tbe remnant of tbe little Booiety
which lor more than tort)' years exerted such a praise
wortby Inlluenco anil did so much real good
in tho little plain brlclc church, has at
last followed tbe exainplo of ho many other
church sorieties and moved further up town.
This church WW founded In 18."1, and since that event
who can rightly estimate the service it bas done .' At
last it found springing up all around It large wuro
houses and manufacturing establishments, which
rapidly crowded out the inhabitants who had for many
years Oiled its pews ami knelt about Us chancel rail
The society now worship ut I he stone church corner
ot Washington square and Washington place. Tills
building has one ol tbe neatest interiors of uny church
in tlio city. Yesterday the llrst service was he'd
within its walls by what is now the Asbury Methodist
Episcopal church. There was present a large congre
gation. The pulpit, which Is exceedingly neat and
tasteful, wns prettily decorated Willi festoons of
snuiax and tuiiernaes, whilo on a table immediately
under tbe speaker's desk was abed of white roses,
through the centre of which wns written with modest
littlo violets tho words:?
'?Oreene street, 18.11."
'Msbury, 187(1."
The services *ero conducted and the sermon
Sreached by the venerable Bi-hop Janes. Taking for
Is lext I he words, "For wo are laborers together with
God." lound In the ninth verse ol tbe third chapter of
tbo First Corinthians, tho Ilishop preached a very curli
est and in?tructive sermon. Ho argued thi't nio>t
people ure not apt to think of God us working with
tnan to accomplish any purpose. Tills, however, was
wrong, us God has seen lit lo admit mau us a cola
borer with III in In His great plan o! redemption. He
employs man lo spread the Gospel. He employed them
as amanuenses In olden times and He nuW employs
them as missionaries and aa living exponents ot the
beauties of Christianity.
Tho Bishop uls'j spoke of God's groat activity, hold
ing that He is ever working and is never idlo.'
Tho subject chosen l?y Rev. Mr. narrower, at tho
Central Methodist Kplscopnl church, Seventh avenue,
last evening was, "Are we interested In the recout en
forcement of tlic Excise law?" Whatever answer the
mor.il religious community may give to thin question,
the speaker belli, should be given at once and unmis
takably. The authorities would no doubt like to know
nnd they ought to know lor the good of us all. II wo
arc not Interested In the execution of tlio laws let us
say to the police officials that they may fight or not,
just as they please. If they with, from
good motives or Irora questionable ones, to keep It
up?all right. If they can get a little reputation, or If
they can get the liquor sellers to pay their fees moro
promptly by the scare, It's their own matter; wo are in
different. Hut If we arc Interested In the execution of
the laws?especially if we believe in tho laws in ques
tion?I think it is time that . omehudy held a max
meeting bostdo the Aldermen, tho Tammany commit
tee, the (Sermons and the liquor sellers. It is not tur.
pmtng that me* of distinction in party polities should
have been seen or heard entering their protest against
"the obnoxious laws" and "tho despotic and arbitrary
enrorcemout ol them." Tho sympathy of the dram
sellers and the dram drinkers Is of immense
value in an election. No matter what tho
privato opinions of men or to what party they belong,
It Is often death to *peak on the right tide, nnd It even
might be death not to speak on tha wrong side. I hare
no doubt tho alienee ot the general community has al
most overstrained the virtue of tome of our fellowclt- I
irens. Now, why fs It that so many are indifferent Jnst.it :
tills juncture? I have hiard It called a farce, 1
only a si-are to get money out ot the saloon
keepers WHO have linen backward of lalo. Another ;
uiau aays "The enforcement has been unequal, I
and so I'm opposed 10 it'' Another i* "dtt- I
ciifteil with the msuner of doing It?sneaking ,
in, buying drinks and arresting the bartender," H*'a |
down on such imposition. Another aaya "It's a ?
spasm," while another despises the whole thing be- !
rauso "It's tho work of s?m? fanatics and tools in !
Brooklyn ami No* York who waut to prevent the
Merman fruin having his beer, the Irishman Ins gin,
tne decent American his 'agor or his whiskey." So
it's an outrage on individual rights and liberties.
1xk>k at these
n<A*o*a ro? ixntrrimasra.
This talk about a game between police and saloon
keepers 1a very witty, ol course, but it's ali?uriL Hie
oritur has come from loo far ap and extenda too widely |
to be diniuised that way. An I *^hat if tiiere has bean
partiality in souto places? Noonesuppoaea that poiica
meo are all aagals As for '*sneak?ng around" it's too
late to question the principle of the detective system.
Any of us would liko to have a.sat.h recovered that
way. It, moreover, this movement is hut "a spasm,"
public Indill.-reuce will be accooniatifo for It. Ami, hs
to tbe chargo that fanatics are at the bottom of It, I do
not know what the moving cause may'havo been, nut I
havcniiopiiilonofthetanat.es and tools referred to,
which 1 will givo lurthor on; sod as to the Movement,
Itself, I believe in itwiih all my heart In the first
place, It will be an estahlmhed lact that the
auihorttiea, who are primarily responsible tor the
spectHcleof silent beer gardens aod quiet aatoons, hjva
been moved by an honorable regard lor law, lor re- '
ligion nnd for the welfare of society. Many men who
aro not lotnl abstainers themselves are shocked by the
excesses ot lllu visious, pained by the couduet of itie
thoughtless, and alarmed at the perils of society.
These are In part the motives whieb have influenced the
most responsible authorities m our city. And I deciaie
we are seriously recreant if wa do not say mtu a
hundred thousand votoea, "Lord, no are wttii yout'
But again, tbia outburst against lawless ram Is a aig
mlicant event at tbe end ot lorty-flve years ol temper
ance agitation. Tliefe forty-five years have lieen
alternately ardent and lukewarm. A wave ol enthusl
asm ami relorm has swept lor two or tnree tears, and
then indiftcrence has almoat obliterated the traces of
IL .Still there has lieen a steady gain In public and
privato sentiment. Irwer church members. fewer
clergymen, fewer of the intelligent cl?>ses a|>ologi/.e
lor drinking; a much smaller number ot these ctsrara
than formerly have it on their tables or call tor it at
the restaurant. Meantime the foreign population has
greatly tucreaaed among us, and fore is n nabits linrn
n en introduced and tolnf.ited. This has been partly
from courtesy to people of different education, and
parity from political motives. Meantime, a No, temper
ance people and moral peoplt generally have fell the
wrong anu feared rapid relaxation ot towtul restraints
throughout society. Suddenly ti fiiw that there is a
power that ran curb the wide rebellion agaiust law and
order. Is it true that wa have a police and i
a Judiciary that e?n and will carry out the
law ? Cau we recover from the effects ot
mistaken courtesy to strangers, and muftto iple.t |
political concessions ? It is a significant question. t*b
serve, too, that every gam has io be held by tbe samo
courage which first wins it Evasion and corruption,
alter a law is made, are as hard to light as tin- original
difficulties. Look at the honorable arrav ol Tammany
committeemen?Merman politicians. Aldermen mid
liquor sellers! see their solemn laces, their wrath
ful laces, their Indignant tares 1 Hear one and
mother ol the Commissioner* saying:?"It never was
Intended in the rliape it took," "iwill protest against
an) thing like it again." I'm not surprised .it the
"back down" of part of the Board. I'm only tiiankfnl
that two ?r thr? e seem not fo have hacked down lint j
what they need la backbone, and I don't aee why two
or three men ahottld have all the backbone of u eity,
either. .Shame on them If in tueir high and response
Din position they prove cowards, mid shame on tbe
city if we abow a want of pluck and of principle u this
hour. I call on yon >o stand up tor law and right, aud
I eall on the Commissioners and Superintend
ent of Pol ico to be worthy of their
place, men of couraga and men ol mikthi.
In conclusion, the speak' r urged the formation of a
brotherhood of law and order, to encourage tha city
authorities and support their work. Ite also recom
mended a mass inert.ng in the aame Interest. He do
rlared iliat good citizens should force their way into
tho primary meetings In their districts and secura
proper candidate* for municipal and stato officers, nnd
urged every one to exert all po*tlt>l? influence In favor
of tha execution of the laws.
misf j com she
The New Catholic Church of St.
?dtil the Apostle.
Yesterday afternoon ?u laid the comer stone of the
new Church of .Si. Paul, at Kilty ninth street und Ninth
avenue, by Bishop Corrigau, of Newark, N. J., with
appropriate ceremonies. The occasion had hcon an- *
nounced four w?k? ago, and the ra.lhful came from all
parts of tbeclljr yesterday to witness the ceremony.
The church when finished will tie one of the
n.-st magnificent )n the rity, aocond only to
SI. Patrick's On the I ml, and tho entire Catholic
population of New York take a deep interest
lu its successful completion. The Paulist Fstheri are
?leservd y popular throughout the city on account of
their l.ibora in the mission, and yesterday their ad
mirers paid the best tribute posjiblc to their seal and
J-votiou iutha cause or religion by being present in
person nn.t with their money. As early a? two o'clock
m ttio alternoon crowd- of peoplo surged around the
vicinity ol the site, other crowds paraded np and dowu
the street* lor more than two hours anxiously awaiting
the arrival ol the procession or societies which were to
form or. 1'ittU avenue and ni"\o at three p. M. up Firth
nvenue to Forty-second street, thence to Broadway to
Kllty-sevcnth aireet, to N??h nvenue, to the ground*
nt Hfiy.ninth and Sixtieth streets. The following so.
Clones were in the procession undor tho careofThomai
J. Dunn, (ieoeral Marshal; John Johslon, .social Aid:
Patrick Qttlgley, Patrick llolleran, .lames O'Koole
Timothy Dillon, John Tobm, Hugh Boyle, Pat!
rick Mulligan, J. H. Maatorcon, Deuis Casey
John I.ulley, John (ileason, Peter Dunu'
and P.i trick J. Uallsgbor, gonoral aids:
St. Paul the Apostle's Guild, St. Patrick's II. C. T. A.
B. Society, Transfiguration It. C. T. A. B. Society, St.
Janes' V. M. K. C. T. A. II. Society, Ft. Coluraba'a R.
C. T. A. B. Society, St. Bridget's R. C. T. A. B. So
clety, St. Michael's It. C. T. A. B. Society, St An
thouy's R. c. T. A. B. Society, St. Vinrent Ferrer's K.
c. T. A. B. Society, Holy Innoccnta' It. C. T. A. B.
ctety, St. Alphonsus* r. qT A u
>!, Assoc,ation, Fathe,
? %. A* ?ocietio?, Nos i
J and o; l ather Matthew M. H T. A. B. societies
Aoil^ ft and .; General Beneficial Association Hon
Innocents I.Hie Club, bnicrnld Henem-ial Aseoelaltot
and m? 1 atrle.k s Mutunl Alltaure und Benevolent A*'o
elation. Tin procession arrived at Kitty ninth strcei
and Ninth avenue about four o'clock. Then the loniuil
ceremonies commenced. At this time every seat w,.s
oicuptiMi on the immense platforms, which were
Irish ?n t 'ir"i4m' W"h ,h" ,la'r', "'a'1 ""Cons
"n,i Allien. an prevailing, ni.d tho wnola
space between Fifty ninth and Sixtieth streets
h!f [;!! ll?P?tafr< Innumerable and end?
?rh ?0-n " Vs a" '?"'eclioiis with streamers at
jncheu all gayiy fluttering in the wind. There wero
mill 'I f'TV1"' on,K",y-nl"?h street, winch accom
modated at least live thousand poople, one attached to
house Mselt, another where a rrrhfrchi band of
music, of fifty performers, was stationed, under the
Uirect'on nt Professor Thomas Monaban, and another
which was dcckcd with blue velvet lrmm~i
with white silk , rrm,e, Intended ' ,or }iTt
Kmincncu the Cardtual and the clerirv.
At a quarter alter lour the ceremonies were formuiiy
Apened. A procession headed by Father Vounc entered
?!!tv nmth KC,r'?r.t!'WMt l'?rnCr N,nlh nvcn"" '"'<1
1 ill) -ninth Street. n0 was followed by Kather
Align, tine Brnd.v, bearing the iargo crow and attended
bj two acolytes carry tag candles inclosed in large gilt
lamps. Next came two boys, one holding a book
?Itv j1-, r? .of P'lrchment Inclosed fa
silver, lutendedfto be deposited in the corner stone
Then came '?ch-o boys in red soutens and white ?ur
pliccs. followed by forty-eight boys, carrying books In
purple sou tans and white suplicca. Alter these came
eighteen acolytes In purple and then loo priests in sur.
pKces, and last oimo lour students hearing a canopy
l'n,7 i.. "iP arrayed in full pontltlcal rolls'
nod attended by father Soarlos, deacou, and Father
Dwyer, sub denroD. ' Ulr
As soon as ihe clergy were seatod on the platform
assigned tho societies filed throuub tho gate, crossed
tho corner stone and passed out through tho gnto
on >ixticth rtrect. Slues the dedication of tho
cathedral In Hltli avenuo no larger audience has
ever been witnessed in this city at a like ceremony
and as every part ol the cercmouics was conducted i*
the open air tho uudieiico applauded loudly
the must salient poiuis made in tno dit.
coijrse of the Rev. Iir. Spauldlng, tho or*.
tor of the dny. Dr. SpauldlBg Is a nephew ol the
furuier Bishop or Loateville, who was arterwsrd Arch
bishop Spauldlng, of Ualtimoro. and the lamilv is an
old and ?cll known ono in Kentucky. Dr. Snnuldimr
is at present su assistant to Father Donnelly, iastor of
St. MicIiapI s cnurcli, in Ninth avenue anil Ibiriv tirst
street, riilrty thousand persons w.-re present, nnd in
spite of the ra;n, which came down in torrents the ma
Jorlty or them waited till after tho conclusioa of The
ceremony. *u"
The procession, us It forced down throneh the ear.
row causeway int.. the hollow made for the Inundation
of the church, with lis minpling ol purple and re?i
While and black in the attire or the prieetn and the ao-'
ol.vtes; the ftIded vestments of tho bishop, and the
display of Indies dresses on the plsiforms combined
made a magnificent pi-.ture. Tho most perfect order
??S preserved, owing lo the pretence of Its) policemen
under the command of Ceptaiu John J. Ward of the
Twenty second precinct, aud a detachment ef about
lorly detectives. '
One of the novelties of the procession was the feet ol
the corner stone being rarr.e.l resting on e platform
covered with a magnificently embroidered cloth en
vironed with benutliul (lowers, bv lour jounc and'good
looking siudeiiis in whito surplices and blecit souuns
nil belonging to the Order of St. Paul the Apoetla.'
In ho base of the corner stone was placed, aloni
with co:n*, newspapers and the document published
in yesteiday .< Hkku.d containing the names or the ex.
ec.utive olllcer* ol the I nitM states and the State nt
New York, orcurdinal McUloskey, or the archdiocese:
Iter. ??*hcr Becker, founder of the ronzrcgatlon oi
St. Ianl ; Rev. J r. I,, spauidlng, the orator of thi
dev. and tlin architect of the new church. Jeremiah
(I Rourke. The stone also irontnlned the names of all
the members, dead and living, ?r the Paulitt congrege
Rcv. Dr. Spauldlng's sermon yesterday wax on
bnl. lie fore cfimmeneing H, ho read e letter from Hit*
Kminence Cardinal McCloskey, ercusinz himself on ac
count or ill health fur not iieiug presect, sad also
expressing his fcearty good will and symp.thy with
the 1 anlist fathers in their Rood work Dr. Speuldtna
said that though the nation as a Republic was but ,
hundred years in existence tho Catholic Church
win In existence in the country lone before
but during ?!"? hundred yeara ol the exi-fence of tl.e
R'-|iubllc the Church had tna<le wondrous strides ||er
rapid growlh could on y be likened to tho spread of
the mustard seed but II grew with ported svmmetry
in all its parts. It is wltn sentiments of iratltude so
natural to the Ceiholtc heart, that those hrolv men who
were with the Church in Its early stages bore aro re
membered?thov who withstood the storm and
battle. Among them we can name Archbishop Carrol
and Bishop Dubois and hosts of worthy misstonariei
who fought the fls'lit of the l?rd amid the most dis
couraging surroundings. After these came the great
archbishop, who Im.lo the Catholic.; come out and sneak
lor themselve<?Arciih>shop John Hughes. Be bed a
mind that could plan mid a heart that no difficulties
co jld make falter or discourage To bun the embolic
( liurch in New York owes its greatest sueceMes
Kvery ono knows the iteneroMty or tho American
church acd the kindn.is' or our Bo'ly Father the Pone
ror it when '
us c.avs re as ausiiirAX ratiDiWAL.
But let us iurn to the subject l*roro us?the rellrione
community who are about to build thia church the
corner -iem- of which we are laying to-day. There ere
many old orders laboring aiuoogit us to day nnd ther
are doing a great deal of good, bat (bore can never lie
too uiucn done. The first rolutous community of
women in this country was founded by e convert
Mother scion, in Baltimore, and ihe Urst reltsioui '
community of imen was founded bv anothei
nsinvert. Father itecker. Tine community commences
work seventeen years ago, and now. to day, they ar?
;om: to lay Hie orncr-stono of nn edifice which il it
**Peeled will he one of the most lieautilnl In Anerlca.
Hie community under Father Becker is called after
*t I aul the Apo'tie, who, of all mtssionariee,
vas more analogous to tho AinericAn character
h.n any knowu saint. He was the pro'otvne
>f all missionaries. He was the most active end m'.st
?eger lor wor?_nevor idle, never client, eeccr end
(art.e-t everywhere and in everything.
Rev. Dr. Speulding concluded by cstiing on the aeo
ile to aid the Psiilist Fathers generously in their nn>
leriaking. and censuring the vile policy that would tat
t church w hich was a work ol art und en ornament to
he city
TitK Rt.rssiso or rn* ooRMtn eroxs
pla-e, the Bishop, with his attendant deacon end
iml suhdcacon, walking aronnd the wnlls, while tlis
i ergy and chonetere, standing on the platform, chanted
la to.lows: ' ?
?The sntlphon, "Kit'nnm SelulW."
Aeeeed?"Ijtanv ol the Saints ?'
Third? Annphon. M me Hurgerla Jacob" and ths
(MPJtim. "Njsi hoininu.^.'?
While sprinkling the slone with bol* water th<
?hnrtsUr* chanted, "Oh, Quom Mrtuendue " aad th?
2? "? est," ihe aailpboa. "Pel
fcterna, and the psalm "lAclatua hum " Aflrriht
t prink Una the hymn. "Veni Creator," was sunt and
then the Bishop pronounced hti blessiag.
All the?e ceremonies wero performed"*bile the rain
?aine dow n incessantly, lending souiewhat to mar their
oesutr ami ellecttveness Among the clergymen pres
?^t ve?terday were Rev. Father* tioeckein, lludon md
f. J*, 01 '""dcrol Jesuit-, Kathers He. ker, Hewitt.
Voutig. Deshon, Hill, Augu?nne Brady, Kdward
Kllmti Searte, Simiuons, Weyman ami RaM. of
Ifie Order ol St Paul the Apostle: Re?. Gabriel .?
le.ly, pastor or Si. Bernard's church, Rev Joka
Itsardou. a??isiani p.'?lor; Rev. Patrick MrCarthr o(
Holy Cros' church; \ icar tienerai Qumn. JUr. Father*
McMahoe, McDowell and Doenully and about Ofty
otlisrs. There were also pmsroi Oenerel Haneock
*nrror*te ratvin, Kxctse Commissioner Murphy, Com
missioner Thomas M llrennan. Thomas J. O't'oiie-hai
Uimtnisstemr I.ynch, Juha Kelly, Jeremiah Devn
?nd William Coairay. 7' WM '

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