Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 8, 1876, Page 8

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 8, 1876 Page 8
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The Faithful Should T-'.ke No Couu- i sel of Their Fears. PLYMOUTH'S MAY ANMVTirSAJ:Y. Mr. Beecher On High Moral Qualities. I>U TIE S OF T O-DAY. I Forgiveness is the Legend of Religion. CHUKCU OF THE DISCIPLEB. 111K FATU?XtUUOU Of U01>?8KBMOK 11Y THE ht;v. aBOBOK H. UKI'WOHTH. ? Mr Hcpworlhpreachcd tu u larger cjngregatiou than asual yesterday morning. Allur Iho eermon the ordl Bunco of the Lord's Mip.'er was administered, to which lervicc Mr. Hcpworih'a inviwiioii was a* liberal us n always Ih. Hcloru ouurluding the usual morning ser vlre liltv eeven converts Joined tin- ohur< b. Tliu sing tnj; was lot by Mr. ThalchtT, who ulso : ang a solo with great eilcct. Mr. llopworth selected bis test irum Unmans, vnl., 15?"For yc have uot received tliu ipirit of bondage again to lear it, i.ut ye liavu received llio bpirii of adoption, whereby wo cry Abb.i. Father." fhe word "lather" is undoubtedly written tu nature, tud yet science, with all its uiailci:i s>a, lias not been ftble lo discover ihe li tters of which (lie word is coin posed. II wo would Dud something concerning tlio b tltude of tiod toward us we must turn over the pages ol the sacred volume. Tlio liible is a book winch (riven us many hints of the biography of the Almighty. 11 contains u lull d>' crlpliotiul our altitude tojaarilUod tud ol Uod's plans an I desires concerning us. Tlieold Testament (in well as the New is lull ol tlio fatherhood Ol t.oil The people of Israel had good i;iu e lo have coullilcnco in the arm that upheld them uud in tlio voice thai advised them and hi the clouds of flro and unoke that led them. Allliou h they wont otroy many times yet Uod's leadings win always correct, do was ready to break tlio chains of their bondage the QOiueut lliuy were ready to trust Ilim. He was ready lo give tbetii possesion of tin holy land when they *'rre ready, Insli ad ol I: tiling their own battles, to ul ow 111in to light lor tlieni, and. winning (he victory, (o jive it to thuui as ol Ills grace. ,\ll lie requires in re turn is that they Blinll clvo to Ilim un implicit trust which harbors no doubts, and an obedience \t lileli never latter* uud never hesilutcs. I lia\e ollen thought of the contrast between the Inllb which tiod's people have aud the want of it which niuiks the life of (lie heathen. llow gratcltil oeyond ull power ol o.xpres lion y.>u and I uu.'lil tube licit our lives have lallen in pleasant places! \\ hl'?others, outride ol Christianity, ?re looking al (heir duties with a great deal ol (lOllbt, k 11 _? 111 is sued upon our path aud llic darkness ha- ois kppcared. While others whose hearts lire tilled with J Bobbing are looking up Irciii new made graves into tl.o j i'.v aim sec nothing, you mid I can plant flowi rs ou tlio renting pi ices of our oearones and reiuru r? our homed 1 with a joy aud a hope in our lieuils l at ha- come itso : M iiit; waters Ironi the jire-emo ol ilealh as Iro n a louinalu, and we cm say. "Thy will, and not ours, bo . lone." And yet, brethren, even tu tie midst of ChriMiauliy there is mi incalculable amount ol paganism, and 1 i Joui I liot in the inhlsl of 111- ith ndoni there is a re- I igiom tinih sometimes louud which closely re cmblcs , Christian:ty. Ibereisak nd ol paganism which may m il put i ur counteriuii Christ mint j to tne Modi. There are in this city thousands and lens of thousands who have no lela "niU-tlllp whatever "I'll Almighty (bid, w ho have neither ilial i lallii on 11 mi ?Inch re fcuhs iroin jifuiteiioe nor ihe right to ask i orn- which J is always the resuli of culm, qutel trust In Ills watchful care over us. 1 do not say there are any in ibis room, uud yet perhaps 1 ought not to hesilato to make the usser- , lion. My deur brother and sister, have you ever cou- ' icieiitlously entered into any relationship with your I tattler in heaven by a Ion;; and precious season of prayer and coulcssiou and peuiicncc, which rosultod in > u baptism which made you culm and assured? l?o you know Cod Is m your life, and llo Himself is really guiding you .' Are you saying It is u baud not ouly of i power bui ol lover Aud are you willing to give up everything tu Him to whom the band belongs and bo I led i>y 111 in into dark places, if ?nlv He will go with i inu> lti. a very seriou> question. If we were lo h\e here lorever perhaps I need not ask it; but since a low years at uioki will surely carry us all, as straws upon the Hood, inio earthly tiolivion and torgciiulness, we ought tu Iihik lorw ird uulo the spiritual, determined lo know wlnlher we are gmng uud what Ilea at the end of Hie journey. Well, brethren, the fatherhood ol tlod means ilso the providence ol tiod. TUosc ol u? who slant . lu tear rtcogni/.e the presence of chanco uccident. fl ose who love the Lord aud whu kuuwr the I.ord toves us F- e only in every event a part ol the plan ol salvation re>pectiug us. If it were a despot that ruled lbs earth, whoso heart was stilish mid whoso bund was cruel, whoso laws were inexorable and whose caprices were ? power, then, brethren, tbero maud be no such thing a.~ providence. What hup pcucd to us would in of no moment lo him. I ?ant you (?> recogtune that the thought that i.od in jur halher ought to stir our deepest gratitude. 1 tslievs i bat n>? event ol li lo is wiltioiil tiod's knowl r<t. e, and every tr ut le of our life may bo an oppor tlllliivliod gites ol taklliL'one Step nearer to heaven tin! tlie ibiono. The tlnl eully is wo do nol rccog bite tne lael nu 1 act ou it. W neti -i< kness conies lo others (ban yourselves you suy 'My dear, it is provtdonec; fio>l'8 band is in it; it is all right.It u nol dillicuit lt> hear itiutber's woe; I IS not dtlQeiilt to l<-acb tlieui a le- ou Ol taith aud .ru-i, hill '<di. how hard t is when nfllictlon lu all its Hern reality and its many shadows comes into our homes'. How hard it is t lit li lu say to ourselves "It is ?It rlgtil; this. too. is a part ol God's love, and I must learn lo thank Ilim tor It and trust Him through il, or I ft.liitII lose by the ex|ieriencc, and not gain.' Mil, breth ren ! tlie objccl ol Cbristluuity Is totnake all these tacts real in jour p"iMni d experience. Wo have so many tin-ones ot religion and .-o liltle praMieeol it! Tliero are untie here who do noi behove with iboir mind, and hardly one, | erhaps. who ka- not sometimes douots of (he heart. Your ien ion ought not to be up yonder; II Ottghl (o be tic In lirro wiiero you are walkme Your religion ought no to l e a matter to Ihi ucknowledged tinudy by our br.nu, toil It ou:rb( to be ihe most |s?en Il.ti lacl iti your dally experience. Keligiou that is eon tine?i lo a ? reed is not worth the having The religion you acknowieiige Minplv with your lacultios ol reuson is uot ojieritmc; it is i.sei -ii. the religion Christcamo lo (eiii b yoii Is a matter of everyday hie; ll lies at the Nut'inn o( your motives; it i? to be ?een in the glance ol your eye; ills lobe discovered in your willingness to iitxy youi ell that sonic one ol i.od's many children may lie blessed. Iru-' religion is that which bring* inii down lo earth rather than cream a theology winch is like the cloud i < fore the ?uu?fc< eping ftoui vk w the blecsed luce ol our I'utlier. What an element ot stren fi the conseiousneaa ol <iiM| as your taile r is iti your life, i ho old Testament s studded with Ilirideuls as a crown Is with Jewels. In the twenty-third I'salm David says:?"The Lord is niv shepberd.'' The word shepherd means la'her. n.eaus protector and guide, aud when you and 1 can say I be Kirne tning wo UMong to , Tint n)*r.?^T OK Till! RKOKKMIin. to hsn yon i?elon.. to t'bri?t Cbn^t belongs to * on. Yon know oneol the nrsl acts ol the Apostles alter tec da\ ol l'eniet o-l was to choose certain church officials, nnd tliev mule Stephen president ol the little croup; I ul wo aro told that when he bore testimony for the l^>rd the Jews were not only prn ked tn their hearts, but they n isi ed their teeth, and when he talised oi the .otning ot tlio l^jril Jesos thr.rt thoy gathered tip stones aud began to stone bun. W list was it that enabled thai martyr, braised to death, to hit up bis von e with ln> la-t breath tud cry out. alter the puKcru of his master, "Father, lorsnre them; I hey know not what Iheydo;" and he laid down to die, as wt II r-iurcd, I was ?otng to say, as yon are ot teaching jour homes, nut a (bousand (lines more so. lor death i es between you an I \ our homes, and He had llic couscousiu fs lhal tiod bad in > I Him a child of Ills own. lie who (rusts to Inin-ell lads, but be who iulrodui ch into his lite the eleme it nt tlio fatherhood ol t id bhall stand, und nothing shall overcome bna. 1 have been talking about .tlio gondii s und mercy of (joi| ? How tnncli right hate you toil? Po you kuotv th 'l Hod is nierctfttl, and yet t;iere are some persons to w iiotn He cannot be merciliil, and ti > y? u know that udil Is p.-a<ly to forgive everything, hut yet ihera ara toiii* who can lint be lorgtven ? Aie yon m enn-' dttton to be lorgitep% We are sale only when wo have a gatdn Come to trin cross, and ye hall bu saved. Then we esn say:?"The i-ord is uiy shepherd; 1 shall not wat.L'' ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL. THE INTLCEMC* Or COMTMUt ATIOJ. SF.l.MON PY CP.T. t'ATBl'.R KURVIT. There wus a large attendance al tit. Patrick's Cathe dral yesterday. Tho ofllelating clergyman at the lust mass was the Her. Father Mori. Al the termination #f (lie firs( gospel the Itov. l ather Kearney preached ib eloquent and forcible sermon, taking his text Ironi the First Kpistle of Feltr, Ik. 11? "1-ct your con versation be good before the Gentiles." The reverend gentleman gave a lurid explanation of the text, and proceeded to dwell ii| on Ihe importaueo aa<t necessity of go si conversation nnder all cirrnm ?tances. He submitted that there was not at any itm? an t xru?e for lis mi and Idle eiprc.-nen*. It was the dtiiy ol those bent U|>on savlna their s< nb to avu d tho-te whose \'Wf were uotoriou>ly Uid The rove tend preacher commented up<in tlio Influence or words, and Warned the congregation to avoid all the occasions of ?lnful conversation. Mo showed that charily Should at ill time* animate our conversation, nml ibit thu msm object in speaking to ouo another should be mutual edification and instruction. 'Mir revermd geMlleinau then r?ltirn4 to the (lippunry winch, in man* iMtauiw, marks tbu conversation uf wfi.it was known us i?dite society, and condemned tbo reckless luanuur iu which, olUrntlmiM, a neighbor'* character is disposal uf. H? ulso alluded to lite char a< tcriHiK conversation of ordinary life, In our daily w ill;*, iti I he our* and elsewhere, and pointed out the evil results which ensue front tho Indulgence in im moral and improper eon trove men. Tho royerend p rendu r dually railed attention to the responsibility which devolvi d ii|ioii jiar? ills and guardians who, in the tlrst place, should alw ays Met a good example by making their conversation sneb as would e.valt the minds of the youth before whom It might occur. LEE AVENUE 1:APT 1ST CHUKCIL KKV. J. IIYATT SMITH, ON "nUAXDB riA-CKED FUOM TllK BUIiNISO." On Monday, one week ago. the little tabernacle of tho "Church of the Open l>o'?r," on I^o avenue, Urooklyn, of which Itov. J. Hyatt Smith tl (Htsior, was partially destroyed by lire, and will lie unfit for occupancy for about u month. The neighboring churches?Hoss street Presbyterian, St. John's Methodist and the First Re'ormed?at oiico tcuderod their edifices to the Lee a venue congregation, to use for one service ouch Sab batii. The kind oilers were declined, with thanks, and tho Lyceum, corner of South Klghth and Fourth streets, was en a^ed during tho mouth of May. Las* evening tho little nail was crowded, and hundred** were turned away, unable to obtain admission, the attraction beiug tho witty pastor's sermon on the lire. The subject announced was "Ilrands l'lucked Ironi ihc lluruiug," and after the usual introductory exercises Ur. Siniih announced lilt, text an u portion of ?Ainon, fourth chapter and eleventh verse?"Andyo wcro as a firebrand plucked oat ol tho burning." Ho tlieu, as is his ut>iiul custom, read the entire chapter containing the text, making muring comments as ho r nl, the reproofs contained in the words bolng con strued to ruit tliti condition of the congregation, many of whom had not professed lull faith in Ood anil His son Jesus, Cod's dealings with Ilia covenanted peoplo ollen appear to fio the cxpre.-.Mon of divine wrath, wlieu time will demonstrate that they wen acts of positive love. In His providence, even as parents wrap most cosily gifts in greatest disguise, so (Sod puts thick and strange wrappers over the gilts He makes to His children. Mr. Smith i-poko at longth 011 tho ministry of graco, showing how God, through Chin^, plucked brands from tho burning, and thou pictured thu glories of the redemp tion by jc8ti< Christ. Many brands were iu tho lire of aillietiou, liut tho grace of Cod would pluck ttiem out, though 11 was tho duty of all to call on Christ to drnw them forth from tho triais through which God re quired them to pa*-b. Ho tht n reverted to the trials of la'ouvenuo church, wiilch, Irom changes of fortone and migratory experiences, should be called "tho church of the Pilgrims." Th- sketch included brief ni>-uiion ot ttie early s'ruggle ol tho church, the financial earthquake which nearly overwhelmed it, tho completion ol Iho pretty templo on Loo *veuue, thu dtOleulty With the IJ iptist Society nud its withdrawal ol thi< right liiati<i of fellowship, und Dually tho destroying element, which so nearly re duced the tabernacle to ashes. llut Leo av. tiue church, said the sneaker, is rising abovo trial and persecution anc, fire?ali her troubles fcein only to give her strength, and, passing through tho fttrnaco, will only appear tin- more beautiful inlio|o nod iatth In the Lord and His mercies. The love of si-dor churches iu Williamsburg, who, irrespective of creed throw open their doors to Leo avenue, has touched the hearts of the entire people, hut, added the speaker in his dry way, our liaptist brethren have not yot extended their hands to us. In conclusion he spoke feelingly to the people of his churi h, heguilig them lo humble themselves lieforo liod, and lor a new conseorution, that when within n mouth they return to Loo avenue with brumen flying, to nud II even luoru beautiful through its renovation, the baptismal services, which will inaugurate their le w 11le there, will not only lie a baptism of water, but a baptism ol the Holy Ghost, lo the glory of Cod and Ills cause. CIIUltCH OF THE PILGRIMS. SERMON I1Y DIl. STOXlliS?TIIE MIStfEH TILTON AD MITTED AS MSMB1BS. TIio Kov. Dr. Storrci, or the Church of tho Pilgrims, Hrooklj !i, preached to a large congregation In that od Itlce jesterday morning, taking for his text tlio Epi.stlo of I'nul lo the Romans, fltb chapter and 10th verso:? : "For if, when we wore enemies, wo woro reconciled to ' God by tho death or 1118 Sou, much more, beiug reconciled, wo shall be saved by His life." Tho reverend gentleman said that this argument, tbo binding force of which wan so grand, could not lio answered. Spring, coining with its warmth and beauty, caused thu flowers to open thou* petals and bloom forth. And so reconcil'ution by Christ's death was tho budding forth into new lite, was tho blossoming into greater love and atlcotlon lor God. It was not tli.it Cod bad been reconciled to Paul, but that Paul had bcoa j reconciled to God. (iod was immutable in j power and lovo and wisdom, and upon His prent foresight rested all our hopes, for tho future. Man must bo reconciled to llim, not Ho to man. We have to adjust ourselves to tho 6iin if wo wish it to Iiino with its fail force upon us. We can not adjust the sun to if, we mu -t turn toward it; so tlulul man must turn toward t.od, and tho reconcilia tion must l>o in himsol'. God was revealed in lovo , which went to tho extreme of soll-saerlGo<\ ? Jtis life was one of continual sacrillce. Thero was no character possessed by &ny of our lriends | which touched us deeply until we saw embodied : in it the spirit ol seli-sacritke. And thus li was that Christ's great sncrillee drew from Paul that passionate ?nd udorit'g lovo where be fore existed colon.-t-s and hardness ot heart. Tins was Paul's view ol tho atonement m the death of Christ. ' lli< became reconciled untotttd through Christ's death, ; and uiitli then had never known how great his enmity i toward tied was or how great was his prMe aud seiiifh Bess. Out of enmity be I,ail been reconciled into lovo I and adoration. The atonement of Christ was the in- I sptrstion of bis joy ?nd the basis of hta hope, lieforo 1 Christ's atonemen t he had been rtUIITlXM auaikht god. but now h ? ? i ? working with Him. What harm could wan do him so loir; as ho was w itb OihI r Paul had j Been the i.ord in the heavens, ho had heard His voico in the air. and loll prostrate to the earth, dazzled with | the brightness. He would n.? soon have doubted the 1 existence ??t anything upon the earth whi? h his eye had .ecu and his hand felt us to have doubted the existence of God. i When part.akin.: ol the Lord's Supper we are apt to think only ol Christ with Ills wounded hands and I pierced fide, when no should think alo> of the glory of l.'hr t on high. It was indeed n sad tiling to walk in the world with a sense ol the dead Christ on tho ono i ham! and with no thought ol t'e reigning Christ on | the other. We are to come to the Lord's Supper not n*emg the wreath of thorns, but tho crown of diamonds. Not the palsied nnd cold hand In I death, bttl the living, tender, loving liand. The rev- , erend gentleman closed bis discourse br saying tliat it : was the saddest thing in the world lo be living day ufter ; day with no sense of the reconciliation by tlie death of C-li'rtst and waltting upon the earth the same as it tbo cross ofCalvar) bad never been. KK< si VXD as stuuiui At four o'clock yesterday afternoon the l.ord'sSupi it wns admlniso re i by the llev. I>r. Storrs. mid fa rty thieo new members received into tho cliur h, among whom were Plorence und Alice 1 litem, daughter* of Theodore T.I ten. There were very low |H)rs?>!,? | ra m besides the members of the church. neither tho fsth r Sor mother of Kloreitce aud Alice being \ isiblo among i the congregation. ST. THOMAS' riiuncn. Tnr. DocTr.ixE of toe hesui:uectiow?ser mon* 11Y KEV. DE. MORGAN. There was a lar^o congregation nt the services yes- . terday morning at SU Thomas* church on l-'ifth ave- ; nue. After tho preliminary exerciscs, In which two clergymen aided lev. Dr. Morgan, tho rector, the j latter preached an impressive discourse from tho text ' Romans vol., 1>?"The glory which shall bo revealed in us." At this season tria? outer world, ho began, j ?onie< with it.*- types and prophecies, preaching of the plories which shall be revealed In the future. Tho great j Miracle of naturo Is manifest all atmut us. A bonndless power of resurrection Is shown in tho world of nature. None could Imilt ou this but he must cou less the resurrect lam of the dead is herein mani f,si Looking at nature, looking at the emblems of earth, a great lesson Is taught. Tho grand doctrine they toM of at this nesson is that MAX CAN.Xor us It is not death to flin^ aside l! * sinful dust and live strong the ju t. God's children no?er die. It is simply a change of scetio. The gr.ivo is o soothing rest for the ba aly. If w strikingly this idea of slumber is shown in tbe rtbloomiB' of flowers, in the rele ivlng of the trees! Itut a short time .*> ;o Na ture was entombed ?she was enshrouded and buri 'd. The volte of the birds hid ceased; the streams ?io longer i*ow> d. We might then well have po.cai, Can all th>i Itfelossness become alive acitinT Can those bare tfecs ba-comc n.ain olotliodwttb Mtago? Can these flowers bud nnd bloom und cist tha'ir fragrance about us? WW the litrds slug anal the Icj foUers lie taki n Irom tho stieaHM? We see renewed life < n e? pry hai d. This t* the beauty of re vivlfia-d nMvre. The worid ol stombvring Mture has awntened. All tbe?a- thing* are lumbar to u.< and th Mure seen a no! (he miracles ihey are, but tlia-y are miraa les, teverthelcss. Ol course tb<*j are not ion clnslte of the truths of r>l i i- :on ? not a certain proof of the resurrection. At all events It Is not unnatural to suppose ibat He wbo gan awaken to life i.end nature atxl clothe It anew *t|| a?aka n lo lifo our detol l?odics and bre.ath*? into ihcin th#* renewed breath <if lie. The atr and I lit earth and the waters Ma-tilled with myriads of i ri .iiur. rfjotrtn:; in tho ecstasy of fife When thu mortal shall put on Immorialliy. sud thu corr iptioti shall put on incorrnpiioA, new *a.rMs of llio will lie opened to ne. Ho mignl potM Irom tbo single acorn to the mycotic oak. llow won^erfnl is the change'? How lull 01 wonder sk nil nature' Look ut lli'i caterpillar, u crawling, loathsome insect fruiu which we all shrink. At length it becomes a butterfly. ? It has lorn Rt-iilr ,1s winding sheet; it lias kcoBie i winged, nuiiant Mid endow- a with new faculties. ?>?> tslinll we bo transformed. It ih sown in corruption, It is ra te! in incorruplion; It is sown in mortality and raided in immortality ; it 18 sowu iu wwk ncss, it ik raised in strength. It Eliull j ut o(T that which is gross und corruptible. The ethereal and imnicrtal only shall remain. It shall riso Inio a new aud noble iite. Suifering and palu and sick ness wilt be over. Weakness will crush .strength. Tho world cannot lure, the wicked cannot betray. Tho fleht oi liberty und glorious II; lit has been reached. : Wo shall bo eixyrnKti with cki.kxtial rowm. Wn have rlBvn to unwonted purity, to a full partlci ' nation in all knowledge, to tin lull rapture ot th nil I living beings. There was ono more symbol at which ? | be would clance ? the wonderful similarity between i ' what wav tinned and what Is arisen. There Is no con- ; I lusiori, uiid although there are S?i,0OO species of in stela, | anil 10,000 different kinds of plants, the lilies ol the ; 1 U'-ld are never confounded with I he wayside (lower. | The sued may have been tcattored lar away, l ut wuon it comes to fun there is no mistaking: its name or (is class. So It will bo in tho resurrection. Although ? countless millions are startled Irotn lliotr graves there I will be no confuHiou in Identity. Those burled 0.U00 yours and those burled the [mst week will ho recog- j nued as one by the Great Ktorn.il. The bodies ut tlio ; redeemed, there Is reason to believo, will he the same I I in the world to comc, or. nt lon-t. the identitlciition I will lie tho sama Friends si.all know each other there. They should not neglect the lessons of spring. Kvery thing about theiu teeuiod with tUKtruction. Jesus often culled the attention of His dlsclplos to tho GREAT VOLUME Of XATPBB. This same grand volume was open lor their perusal Thev should study its pages carotully. If they full to read the ltlble they cannot fail to read the great volume of naturo. The beating Insect as it whirls along speaks ot the Immortal liberty vouchsafed to Sod's j chosen childron in tho kingdom of tho Father. What if tho sentence of the sou of man be "Depart 1 I ] never knew you.'* You may call on tho rocks and | trees to tall upon you. Let thoso who would lie chit- , dren of tho resurrection live inoro prepared for that j great event. Let them lead more thoughtful, purer I and holler lives, and then there will bo no rear of i death, hut It will'be greeted as tho stepping stoue to | (mother life?tho life everlasting. CUURCII OF OUR SAVIOUR. (SHALL Wt! RECOGNIZE. OUU FIUEMM IN IM- j MORTALITY??SEBMON OF BEV. JAMES M. j PULLMAN. A very beautiful sermon was preached at tlio above ' church yesterday morning by t.So pastor on a subjfet which just now seems to be of absorbing Interest, viz.:?The recognition of lrivnds la tho life to cotna. Mr. Pullman said, 1 take my text Iroiu 1. ThPHSalonlatis, IV., 13?"But I would not have you lo bo ignorant, brethren, eoncerning them which are asleep, that yo sorrow not, even as other* which havo no bopo.' I dc.-iro never to speak of death from tin,-; pulpit except with direct reference to life, und I should not this ntorniug talk on this thoiuo of the recognition of friends ill a futuro state were It not I that I am persuadod constantly that a belief in such j recognition is not only ouo of.the highest attributes of our spiritual nature, but also gives ono of tho best re- ' uctlons to tho trials and struggles of our daily life. The shaping and moulding of character Is ifllected by this wonderful question. It hus a direct and continual influence ou our habits and aflects ns In a thousand ways which we do not readily admit Wo are prone to take conusel of our fears rather thau our hopes in viewing it, und when wo ask In tho depths of our , souls, Will there bo a recognition complete und satis- ! factory of the Iriuucts whom wo havo learned to lovo here in Immortality? wo staud appallod nt tho Im mensity of the subject But I havo never seriously doubted what tho uuswer should bo, fur if there Is a i future state 1 can conceive of no condition by which ; uiy friends, near and dear to mo, con be prevented j from jo.mug mo iu the blessed realms whore. In Uod's j economy, there must bo pence nnd joy. Suppose, how- 1 ever, we look at It in u larger and more philosophic 1 way. Are all who have lived now alive'/ When wo j think ol the millions who havo existed before us thoso j of us now on iho earth seem the merest (ruction ; our minds may bo overwhelmed by thoughts of numbers, I aud in contemplating THK INFINITE VABTXK88 OF TIIK C3IVBBSB, but wihen we look at the grand dome of heaven und at. j tempt to reach Willi our poor intelligouco all the won- , drous f prings ot litu aud thought the mind recoils at its grundeur; hat evou while being lost at tho immensity ot the subject, we admit one tact, that there is room for all and all is in <iivine harmony; so our bewildered nnud recovers ltsolf, even though wo roam irom star to stir. Our doubts on this subject muy bo doubts of jealousy, nud you know tlio iieculiar uurcusonuhleucss oi jealousy in which no proof is proof, and every ap pcuirutin; Is tortured to inean tho thing it is not. But some people say to mo, Why considor these things at all t why not leave these mysteries where wo found them, without beclouding our brains with idle dreams)1 I answer, we need not (-peculate. We know. The laws of : tho cart n on which we dwell are subject to our scrutiny, and wo must conncci in some way tho administration ' and law of the world in which we dwell with the ad ministration and law of the worla In which we are to dwell. A man may say, close this Isiok?tho Bible?1 : am no believer; but" It you shut It up do rou get rid of revelation ? No. The truth is written not en tables of stone but on the fleshly tablets ot the heart. I contend, Urst, that wo recognize our friends in another world from the very fact of God's moral government; man has got Ideas of right and wrong?some things appeal to Ins conscience us right and proper and other tilings do not?this is arguing according to liod's moral gov orntuout nnd that which is right will he lorevor right. The being you love hero will oe forever loved. How? Memory keeps up the glorious continuity. How can you go forward Into a future state without thltl? Tho ' innu who domes this says that Cod's balance and the harmonies ol this grand universal nature ond at the grave. 1'eople tnlk of I hf Changes that death makes, and of tho water, gas and other constituents into w lib h our bodies , ure resolved, but thev forget t'-al here we only know spirit through body and bodily senses?lips, ears, eye*. Shall we not too undergo changes which shall make us comprehend with a spiritual onso what seems now to > as to be so strango aud unnatural ? What is that sen so j which makes a blind mother feel the piesencu of her ; child? Why, there is scarcely a manor woman who stauds by the coflln of a mother, brodier. sister, wife or baiy that does not feel tliu assurance? despite nil tholr wild grief aud distraction? ! of a recognition and union in the bereatier; if they did not, 1 tell you tliey could not exist. We cannot deny such facts as chemical ulllnittcs when some bodies rush , toward others, blend and harmonize. Shall not, then, * those who have been joined spiritually together hero | by love meet again soul to soul, guldod through tho bound leas skies ? It Is curious how men disavow, as If it were a stigma, sentiment on matters of this kind. The afrectional nature of man is the lnglu si point ho attains iu this world, aud through it he suaii. I am con vinced, see and join his loved ones In ttie (Teat mys- ] tenons land toward w hlcb we are all journeying. i BLEECKEB STREET UNIVERSALIST CHUBCH. cnrnca troubles?tiib *ev. b. n. tollman ON THE Dl'TIES OF TO-nil. At the Bleeckor stroot Universalis! church yesterday ii orning Kev. K. II. Pullman preaehcd a tot tuoh, taking fnf a test a portion of tho OUccutU verso uf tho ihtrtf cliipur ?( Htbn**, eouliUnf of the word ?'T?-day." In enforcing upon tbe minds of bis hearers the Import, mire of a correct appreciation of tho word selected, for both the present and the hereafter or mnnkind, tho preacher held that every man and woman had hts or her private and peculiar subjects tor thought concern ing tbeir own present and future concerns. It wait therefore neccsrary for alt to bei omc awakened to tho existing necessity for giving due heed to the value Of "to-day" for personal benefit. By proper attention to tho lessons of tho past wo could come to have s?eh alJ* to Christian life as would cnnhlo us to attain tbe glorious haven of the future which is desired by all. In Iho elTort to r acti rm U an end there was no educa tion of value so cre.it ?? that which leads to h fixed resolution to gl\o one's self up to God. The older tho prwebor grow tho moro did bo cco the continuous necessity for giving himself to God in all things. When, said tbo ajie iker, you glvo up all, you have all, m curing the good through what of evil you Iosa. At this point, and for the purpose of iltoslr itlng tho con dition of entire contldonea in Goi's promises, ho told the story ot the child who. henring the voice of her lather In the darkness of the night, rushed forward to htm. though he could not be seen, confident of finding hun through bit atterance of a call Giving one's sell" up to Ooil was, he hold, glmpl v letting go of a broken reed to find yourself enfolded in the aruis of the Almighty. li had l?ecn said by somo that nn entire relianco on God was enervat ing. Hut that was, most assuredly, a mist ike, for the most glorious examples of heroism given by men to ln>-n were by those who placed thoir entire reliance ou God. Then, us sueh reliance wim a neiH'.-.-Hjr lo a proper lite, there was al?o an nppnrent neMMlty tMI it be placed w ithout tmduo loss ?>f 11n??-? tii.it it bo placed in God "to-day/' n? the text Incul cited. The day*, lie sit id, came silently, ana If the oc Ciision for good which they brought with them waa not secured, thev j>?s?ed away, and, as silently a* they r.ime, took with them all of the good which they brought. The man who would avail lilmself of th*- op portunities for good which lime iiflorded must MlM upon them to-ilay. Ever wishing lor to morrow, under hi. ny conditions, d' -"troys the ti^niulness of to-day. God, b'- iani| gave no day simply as a link to lond otber days together. Kvery day had distinguishing requisites which were wholly Its own, and they must b?- attended to while the day remained. In faci, it was only when a man could say the preaent day was al! right for him that he could derive such ad v.vntnce ftom It as God desi.-ued. No man should ever s?-It excuse for wlptns out to day on the ground that he thinks tbore will he something better to-mor row. Living to d\l was, lie held, Rlt'l MM. roR TO MOSCOW, and such was the <ltny of every man His hiarers mu^t und-.-rstsnd distinctly thai they had only tbe cti-rual now to llro and work In; that they could live only In to-day. and most, therefore, come to a f,""orVi 'fhut0? or Urn necessity fur tludinu <-od In it, In ^ ^ ( mav Ix) made thuir own aud they have all t i B bnn \I|- \i! im 1 When the preachcr hail eoncloded. Mr i- ? went toward to the desk and announced bat it w..* ucoewary to elect two delegates to ret"'?J"1' I(ll( I cietv ana oik' to represent tho .'Lurch, n the com'us | nn^lmectmgol th? *? York U"' j verialtst*. The followiuk were thou ek? i?t _ ^ ^ | Kor the socloty?Messrs. J. ?. > ?n i. p*- . MeAdmi. ? Kor tho church?Mr. Edwin Knupp. THBTBOUBUi WITH KKV "R. 'McAd?? ' When the above had hoen concluded Mr. , read the foUowinr-.^^^ Mav 7, 1W. '?As the congregation roav Ue aBXioua t" formation in regard to certain inatiers, the foilowum B'''Ant ""a regular mooting on Monday evening. May 1. the Board of Trustee appointed a comml[trna Mr. McCarthy that the aitr?-rencc? brt?cen hlmseli > a the Hoard would be submitted to the toeell> ?lllW? ^ III!- to br called, provided ho would ai< epl th lu(oruia. ol the society as Una! J1U'*?iaXt ! tlon was scut by mail May 2. On May 4 ^ . w) ,,.^l ho wait unable lo answer until he took ad\ i< ?; wl , he would seek that day, and thoro tho matter reals at | presonL" _____ PLYMOUTH CHUECH. MAT ASNIVEKSAM?MB. BKECHKB ON APPBBCX" ATIOM OF THE BK.l UTT OF BIGU MORAL QUALITIES. Yesterday was one of tho days to be marked with red letters in the history of Plymouth church. About twelve years ago, ou a llrsl Sunday in May, some 1.0 ( persons were admitted Into lis membership. kr?m this circumstance the anniversary ol the day has , come to be regarded bb an occasion for rejoicing In tho church, and It Is set apart lor the reception ol new j meinour*. Slxty-IWe were received yesterday and fourteen of them were baptized by M richer before the sermon. A number of prominent cttlxeUB ,?,onS- j ),,,. to other denominations were pruseut, attracted by the interesting services, The payor's platform was , turned into a conservatory, bom* almost hidden by masses of sinllax and other trailing vines, liiler*per?od with roses aud eodiog on either side of the platform In | a massive vase, of gorgeous coiorcd ami fragrant, flowers. The musical potion ol tho services was to. uugurutod with Dudley Buck's -To Peutu," which was , Uuely rendered by Miss Clementine V. Lasar, Mits ton- > maCranch, Mr. Kugeno Cla.k and Mr. Henry Camp as fisted by tho choir, under tho direction of tho taller ''^Bcechcr preached Irom the last clause or tho tenth verso of St. I'aul'i letter to Titus-"Tbat they mav adorn tho doctrine ol ?5od our Saviour In all things." The special injunction, Mr. Beecher said, of which thes words were a part was addressed to ser vants, and tho exhortation was tu mako the pro!o,fclon of Christ and Ills teachings which they represented beauAful?to auorn It hy th. ir lives. We have been so educated, ho continued, that wo aro apt to connect beauty only with material thing, and to applyr t ho word to moral things only by a sort of Oguro. W hilo not denying that there was a aeuse ol beauty in physical things, ho claimed that there is also a miso or tho beautiful in spiritual things This view, tho nraacbcr claimed, pervades the Bible. It is, bo con uude tne dutv ol (Christians to mako goodness so> at tracuvo that tuen shall not require to be driven Into , tU0 CUUr?p,.BALWO TO TllKIU DKLCI1KD FKAHS, j tmt shall long to enter it, seeing us brightness nnd brautv All great moral qualities are beautiful toitto i m.turii man though in a still greater degree lo the re I S 2T% ? -r I volr*aT^?ppwciaUo'n'o? iheioV'.^l" Aua'i'''1''" When a j g^S==3| is ow HIte au'l onlv holds it tighter, and goes over tho I ample of thesonw oi u / moral quality SE*? SSSSt'-m.u- ? ?' -?? !?V?? -S'? srswzs r,! J tiioru liiiiv l>o a resistance, so Kir 4>s I cr SrSTrtSS"bTii ????"' ?"""ir? ?c-fisxT lml.. | * ..I i iu> en t>rcuche<l tbui men nliotflil underttand tho? hi/Th origin and noble destiny, and whoever makes Mod seem tyrannical, Instead ol adorning the ^^he^renchlr-'V'men' who arouse the fear, opposl- | o ,e Mtist r The preacher went on to deprecaio , r rr vss* '? 'The^o every'one"o^ ^oTwho has loutid the Lord yinir own bl0rt wti,; or uhtMl ri* tn.wnwy to coiilercuco meeting, hut nr. hkttkh t* vooksbu*. ? After havlne made your own home beautilul ,f , ?srs w Jr - 'K to in^iw religious reeling a. SIX ^ chunks of h. e^Uar^owlr of the tio-pel of Christ, said the prer.rt.or ?" ? .wiwnioii will lie In bow mucli or Coribi ^?T.tTm7?randcar?xh^ I Z " I They should not, alter entering the Churcli lay asIde all edort and feel that, being in the rhur l ' they weto like passenger* in a railwaj car fi .t n ' their dutv was done and it was now Incumbent n ihi? churc i to take them to their destination. In upon the Cli trt . oxt,ortra his hearers to lead COI,C 'hr? iJi iltri^torlly uo-l. a-lorn th, leaching of riTSSSWL and then when lie M.ould ap lw ,r Ibev would appear with Him iu glorv. At ti e close of tho sermon the major part of the con c regal ion approached tho communion tabic and par took ol the eleroenta ST. VINCENT FEBREB'S CIIUIK IL 6ERMON I$Y TUB BRV. FATHER LILLY ON IN ORDINATE LOVE OF TUE WORLD. At St. Vincent Ferrer's church yesterday morning i the hmh ma mi was celcl>rntc<l by the Hot. Father ; Diinnouud tho sermon preached by tlic Rev. Father ' I,Illy. The light, airy, pleasent ciiltice, with Us tnniiy I frescoes and charming paintings, was in good harmony with the warm, sunshiny weather. Thin being the month or May, the Virgin's altar was handsomely I decorated. Around the statue, aunnonntlng the altar, ' a handsome blue satin festoon was drawn, and (lowers and lights wero abumjjntly displayed. Immediately adjoining the altar is a beautt!al ptcturo of the Sacred ! Heart?a loll nzo flgure of I ho Saviour, ! with the heart exposed?beforo which burneo { a tiny lamp, a few flower* being arranged around it ' The mtwhi aung at tbe mass km General I's, In G, with I ' the "Jtnnctii*" and ".Affiius l>el" from Millard. Before the sermon Ranch's "V'enl Creator'' wci(Ming, nnd at the offertory wa? given the "Tola Sepukhra'' by Ihtni/ottl. The singers Were Metsrs. (lr?chtl and Joseph Ott, tenors; Messrs S. A. Walker and Marshall) I bassos; Mrs. Becker, soprano. and Miss Tracey, eon tralto, (lie organist beinc Mr. J. I. Brown. The music ; was all rendered in excellent style, (hough the choir I as a whole was scarcely up to the high standard which I this church wo* so long noted for. The sermon preached b\ the pistor was an Instruct ' ive lesson tiki'n from the epistle and gospel of the day, In which be showed the lolly ol attaching ton much importance to this world and its ambitions. It was. ho Saul, iuipoe&ihie lor a man to serve two masters, nnd were wo to give ourselves up in the world the duty ol attending to oar eiernm salvation would ntwawrily t?e ? neglertod. Wc should l>c eitier the iriends of t?o>! or j I the slaves ot the world. It was impo sihie to attach ourselves to the thing* of earth and att< nd to the corn of our souls. Experience showed that evea id the very last hours of Itfo tlie hahlt of j I being absorbed in the world's cares wa- predominant, i and lh.it on the line-hold ol he judgment seal the | p ??r dying sinner could not withdraw bis mind to ?ive , j lire I to make his peace with God. It was. therelore, | i ol j aratuonnt imporiauce to use til* time wa now had | t<> familiarize ourselves with thinking of the eternity th it awaited us and wakiog our daily lives not a pan dering to the world's frivolities but u t-.ncere prepara tiou lur acccntauce to the world to corue. MASONIC TEMPLE SERMON ?T DB. FHOTllINfiH ?BI OK FORGIVE* MSML Yesterday Dr. Frothlngham spoke to a numerous congregation on "Furgiveues*." lu this sermon ho essayed, as Ho stilted In opet:ttr\ to deOue the rational principles underlying the great duty to forgive enemies. The character of forgiveness and IU violation, ho said, was best Illustrated by tMt ? ncM to which he conld re fer. Tnko a domestic, brought up mR, instructed In bor religious duties and with a heart und character naturally good, and place her In the nrdst ol a reckless family, some of the MUbwii of which are abandoned and devoted oulr to the grat I Ileal Ion of their own ap petites. This girl Is surrounded by temptations. She Is availed by proposals. For a time her early toach inss encourage her to resist, but alter a time she tall* The consequences uro that slio loses her situation, she Is discharged and no recom mendation given. She goes Irorn place to place seeking employment, always viewed with suspicion, and where tho story of her misfortune is guessed tho is rubulTed with disdain. Her single lault eats away all the good there is In her nature. No consideration Is given to her wea&nei-s, nono to the struggles sho may have m ule, und no cliunco is oflered her to recover till she sinks and is drowned in tho sen ot turpitude. Take also a inau who has bud a public charge intrusted to hint. Kor ye.irs be bus acquitted liimsell of all his duties with honor to hiinsolt and udvunt ige to society; be has established u name lor integrity und a reputation for tho practice ol vlriut s men delight to honor. Upon thii man circumstances aro brought to bear which cause him tor a moment to forget b:iu ;elf, to violate trust reposed in hun, aud from that moment uli lallh, all conlldenco in bun given place to calumny and'rok>roicli. His good acts are forgotten, all hia genuine virtue goes for nothing, und the char acter he took yours to builu up becomes in a moment worthiest). And ho tor want of lorgivenes* true merit is permitted to be crowded out of sight and tho ouo Ian it ot u lifetime is held up to shame and opprobrium. We claim to bare auiUm judgments in these days. Wo quote TUB Nac'KS-lTV OF FfKK INTEGRITY, and s.iy that society needs law and rectitude to govern It. lint it is not by putting under the bun a umu wn? lies moved a hair's breadth from the straight path that the ends ol thu law will bo most clloctuully attained, til courso Individuals must bo held to a i sense ol responsibility, nnd if wickedness is { not punished there eeaMM to 1)0 so strong | nu iuientiva to doing good. But when , one errs it Is bard to permit all tho goodness of his ' nature 10 drop out through the leak so created In bis ' character; It is hard to point at this leak and arguo Irom it cumploio abandonment. What hampers men ! must In tbe practice of the virtue of forglvenoss is '? doubi as to the erring one's fenxo of his crime and his I disposition to reiorm. They eay tlioro is uo reason to | believo bu will not err again, uud eo they reluse to i trust hun. Nothing, perhaps, better Illustrates this thun the tlcket-ol-leave system lormerly In vogue iu England. It was an altompt to put the prinnplo of lor giveness In praclieul application lu the social syfctam of the country. Uy it convicts, who discovered | during their Imprisonment a disposition to rc I form, wero returned to society, but ooiupolled to live under surveillance so that their actions might ho properly noted. Tho ablest minds in tbe couniry advocated this system, and held ihut it must redound i to the good ot aocifttfl but this doubt us to Tho actual j reformation of the couvict crowded their opinions eut ! ol snrht. Notwithstanding tbls, ills claimed by an I omineut Jurist, and tho views Of inany go to strengthen | Ills opinion, tli.it ninety per ceni ot iinprisoneu iclotis ! Ih'couic reformed, and* If clrcunutnnccs favored thorn would make good, useful nietnbors of soeicty. Now, if human nature is to bo moulded und changed from bad to itood, it must be by the use of TIIK VIKTVTHAT K\r(TK GOOD Witt. Is it not our duty to make tho moet of every ono that has a heart In his bosom, unit who is there that has uotr And, indeed, might I not ask was auy bo.ly ever savi d ?".# pt by kind nessT Look back upon your own experiences and those of mankind in the past and you will And that duty bus always been inspired by gentle fooling, omnipotent kindness. Forgiveness is the legend of religion, und the characters in the pa?t wuo most up peui to our sympathies are tboso w ho practised it Tho speaker then went on to deliec the character of for giveness, which, ho said, must compriso tho Idea of repentanee. It must not be a hiding from sight of laults, but a complete recovering from them nnd their ellects. 1 ti -all times tbe great principles governing so ciety wero law and Justice on ono sulo, wnh love and merry on tho other. Many great examples exist of tho efUcacjr ol oach, but tho lesson ot our own lives, the lesson ol the Redemption, all go to show that klad ncss is tho most powerful of all IMPORTANT INJUNCTION. KCFUa HATCH REEKS TO RESTRAIN THE ISSUE OF FIVE MILLION DOLLARS ADDITIONAL STOCK DT THE ATLANTIC AN* FACIFIC TEL EORAPH COMPANY?WHAT HE KNOWS OF ITS FINANCIAL CONDITION. Shortly after a meeting of the sto-kholders of tho Atlantic and PadDc Telegraph Compt/by, heM oil Saturday afternoon, at which It was decided, by a very close vote, to ralso tho capital stock from $10,000,000 to $15,000,000, the Initial papers In an Injunction by Mr. Rufas Hatch to re strain the company from insuing the proponed addi tional stock were served. Tbo answer Is callcl tor within twenty days, un<l if It be then not forthcoming the pluintill'will apply to the Court for the relief de manded In the complaint Til K COMPLAINT. Thn complaint to which Mr. Hatch subscribes his name sets forth that the capital stock of the defendant corporation, as provided iu its articles of association and in its certlllcjte of iucoriHiration, is $10,000,000; that Hie said capital stock is divided into shares of $100 each, and that those shares, with the exception oi 1-9 held by the company ltsoif, arc now in the hands of tho public.' Mr. Hatch Mates that tho business of tho corporation, according to the lx>t of bis in formation unit belief, la now in exceedingly etnbarrusMid circumstances, and is largely Indebted to eertaiu of Its directors uud to dlvcrte railroad coin, panics and other individuals to an amount, as tho plaintiff is inlorriied and l>elieve^. ol over $'.'60,0W, and, ns the plaintiff believe? and to informed, it has littlo or unavailable niseis with which to pay the same; that its rnrrent reco'pts do ii"t amount to its current ex penditure*, nnd the business of said company Is being done at ? positive lot>s. Mr. Thomas T. Kckert, Presi dent Of tbo company, in his reiort made on the'Jiitb clay of April, IS",tv, to tho a'ockhoidor* of the company, recommends that arrangement* bo made for the con struction of a line of telegraph Irom Albany, N. V., to Boston, Mai's, ; from Itye Beach, N. H., to 1'ortlan i. Me - irom Bristol. X. II.", to Willis River, Vt; Irviin Washington to New llrloaas and tialveston; irom Cincinnati to New Orleans via !<outsvlllc, Xash ville and Memphis; from Cincinnati via Indian til oils, and Tcrro Haute, to St. Louis, and thenee |? Omaha, Neb., and lor tuo purpose ol the cocstruc turn of such lines ho recommends that the capital stork of tho company m.iy be iherttk cd as the neOBsslly may nrlso to make extension of the mid lilies. Thnvni plaint further sets forth that tho deteqilanta, the Hoard ol Trustees ol tin* doieudant corporation, adopted a resolution at their Inat quarterly meeting, bold on tho '25th of April, recommending to the shareholders thut llie capital stock of ilie company bo increased from $10,000,000 to $15,00*1,ooo ior the purpose of extending the lines and operations of the company, iu accordance with the recommendation of the President, lor the itn* prov enienis hereinbefore detailed. Mr. Hntcn ftirther states that the Issno ot this addi tional stock will be made nga nst bis wlsliesand apnin-t | bis protest; that the capital stock already issued, | amounting io $10,000,000, ib rogul.irly dealt in at tho New York i*io<'k Kxetiaufe; that tbo prlco of tlm said Slock during the Inst three months has not exceeded $2'J per share, and tho said $5,000,000 ; ol stock.now proposed to be issued cannot bo sold at a I price exceeding that at winch the present issue to ijuoied; tbat tbo wbole of $5,000,000 will noi net to the i ?oii<pany over $!>OJ,OUO, thus being a positt\e loss of j over $ i. 1)00,000. For those reasons the plaintiff demands judgment:? ! That the corporalii.n defendant* be forever restrained Irom issuing tho said f">,000,000of stock or Irom in I creastiifr the capital slock of the Niiddefcndnut corpora Iton without the oousent ol ea" Ii nnd every stock holder; that tbo defendant corporation l>e restrained Irom selling or parting with any of the said additional stcM'k ot said deiendant corporation proposed to be Is sued at or for a less price than tbo eniira pur valuo thereof?$100 per share. FREE FIGHT IN A SALOON. On Saturday night, under the potent Influence of bock beer, n terrible light took place In the saloon of August Wetzell, corncr of Union avenue and .Stag:; street, Wililnlnsburg, In which some thirteen or tour toon men took part. Of theso all auslalned some in jury, knives, bra>s knuckles, beer mugs und choirs fearing been used as weapons Patrick Burke sad Henry Case, who were the mo-t severely iniured, were taken lo the .-Oxth prec nct ?i#iion feonw, wbero tiieir wound* were dressed. Burke had seven cuts on his fee.nl and two or three on sach hand and nrm. About midmvlit the poiir<> arri sted two ol the originators of the light, nsined John Heretv nnd Patrick Connors, and as ilie brass knu<kl?s they n*e?l were found on their persons it will no doubt go bard with them. "CKOOKlED* CI(iAIi8. For some time p.ist a man named Julius PoMn, re tiding in tiraham nvenne, Williamsburg, baa been auspected ot making cigars'and selling tbem wltfeont Indulging In tho luxury of a license of taking the le-m-nt of the si amp act. K^rly Sunday morning bo was seen by a [mllce oillcer making bis w*y along with an oul Carpet bag. and as be reins-d lo give an account of fe.mself lie was i.iKen to tlie elation house, where .>oo cigars were found in the lug. Deputy Collector fatter son was tioilbed aad took pmmFsaion of Dnbia, bis dears and bia house, wboro about M0 mora were found. LONG BRANCH. FKKPABATIONH FOB TILE GEAXD bUilMER CE? TKNNIAL SEASON?HOTEL# GETT1NO BEAD* TO OPEN?IKCBEASED FACILITIES OK COMMCKICAe Loso Bkancu, May ?, 1878. Centennial ent? rprl*e, as perhaps it would be desls nated now, but wlilrU in former years would bave beee simply characterised a* tUut autlclpaiory bird -I1M spirit tint leads to looking after the enrly worms, II tindlng most rapid development in our summer capital. Verandas, vo-tibul**, hallway* and every nook and corner of the great oaravansery of hotels lining tho beich, ore alive with cohorts of carpenter*, masons, painter#, scrub-women, upholsterers et id oume grnut, busllyompioved In putting tbcm In readiness for the com ,ng summer campaign. Finishing touches are also being eiven to "The Drive," whoso eveuness and burJuess ol surlace had been very much dcmorallxed by tb? storm* ol winter. Datlnng houses are once again raising then hid embrowned Iron., along the sandy beach. Lawn, are tho -ubject of most painstaking culture. The gen eral aim is to give a look ol enticing Ire,tineas to every thing, and the result shows itsell In no end to the a lure i meuts of seductive improvements. Of courses.UJU Is in anticipation ol a rich harvest lu return, and there be no doubt of nuch result, no doubt that the rush Of visitors tho coming se?o? will lur exceed thai of?F previous year, no doubt that tbo proximity of tho Branch to I'biUdelphia and tho conveniences for reach r re from the Centennial Exposition and for )ug ncro ir augment the number of'"guests, and thus pour pleutoous profits into 1 ?.?. of the hotel folk, In fact It is lrelieved tbat during the coming summer this vlsttors breathing Place of our Centennial Imposition *>s,tors? :s groat trouble will he, particularly after tho burning of the Metropolitan Hotel, to Und <*??? lions for tho mulutudinous throngs of expeciodvisito s. urn***"* "" -r~ . Htimmt'r ..."las detailed in print to hicilittes uro without a &st ?a?-r" IT 18 TO BR HAD UBR"* ., .A?ll ? M?ur York vltb tlio sail dowo Its convoutence toN?w Tone, world, gives the bay, not to be Burpassed la tbo w<?nu, guarauieo ol its. pernwn1^ 1 'Wocta 0j tpucial pul> ah these aro lumaiurfacw,i.h J holQ) u,,COIlimo. lie miorcst now art tho LU . tariff of urioqi that0willlprobab?y rule and tho iacthUes a? *raa, % i hotel accotnmoda louB have bceu consi larged, and everythtunwbegp , lo under the Tbe Uowiand House, 1Xr'proprietor. M-. management ol Hi ? f?romIW overhauled Henry Uowiand It 1^ '^cu it d|H(JBi lt an>I newly lumished, and s n spiouum mjuy of will bo opened on ,ho jtnnee Mr Howliod, wlio bad its rooms engaged in advance. Mr. , yt.ar, ),:,<a takon a lease ol ibe >,c""l>", tlie ..^mng day ol However, tbo calamity tna ^ antialpatod and "rth'anearl>0,a lull ^.oment^ot llouse. lauch h Is a "Conihandwlth, even ai doors open on lhe In ol the ^ ghoW ol guesls. this early stage in tbo s a. , hilli always ill I The I'avlhou, kopt h> s j'""cl ? ri!1.j8ter a ?MMlly nam lutcli String out, and ^ (jnuod SiaieB go?J | ber of Hummer ^ouruc^ ^ ^ w||, op6n I into new bands, thoso of 1i lerco & , Mansion on .Mine 1. , * Coy and t'he E.st Knd, i i -?%. --rs stood will open alHfUt the . ^ lur tjj0 mated, all * t^?tuhVrt-o? tl.s un<lc r?tan.tiu^ Is that summer. As to tuo cnartr , but less, tl ^b^mSoJmVTao^a all uj e?ra pr.ces are to he po^OTb0 Uop,.(l ibat ?>.? centennial year. H 18 w,n bo no yietu s sa: 'tho w I put the prices up to WW?, ?ro rapidly being nut u^onlor lorrt-jr cupants. ? um"usr ? w Cbilda' and John new just llnished, w.U he govoi umenl Colons k.n ^^ vacations he ineaut Ts&rt^sS ass ' B'v,n? 1V U " " , and lias been completely ro I new boiler.-- put into iter, , , ia( lr,,, ,,.jo weal B?ed throughout. At^her ^ ^ SilUliy ttook pior In 1 steamer uddtd to j 22-' rr%.r;^w | nu^iwi'te^w^^wn^noo l^run. Mde^iy^ts^slwo^ol | ?5sss^jysurcsssa route. the postage question. A bllt afTcrtlng overy newspaper ami newspaper reader in the land was introduced Into Congress April 28 by Hun. S. S. Cox, of this dty. Its provisions have not been published, but Postmaster James, or tills city, says bo can indorse the wisdom of thn proposed act to every particular. The bill is entitled ouo to tlx the rati of postupe on certain rami matter and for other pur pose*, and runa as follow*:? Be It ?nni'teil by Ilia Senate nud House irf Representatives ot the I'nltud Msles o! America in Congress assembled, Tlint, l'r?mi and utter th* passing ??f this act. first class mull (natter shall include all written mutter except corrected pi oof nkwli passing between authors and publishers, and except the written presentation in tnr bonk ui pamphlet and the name mid address uf the sender. preceded by Hie w?rd "from " una also the number una price nud a brief statement of the e intents, and only the content*, which may ho milieu on the wrappsr, mid only mi the wrapper, of any article or package, ol mailable mutter nl tlie second, third cr fourth clam, with out subjecting ilia same tu suv higher rutes than would otherwise be char'-teahle; and cxcepl all such matter an la otherwise classified by tins act. >ncond class uiutter shall eon.prise specimens nl me*, minerals, precious stones, Jew* elr>, leae. sugar, coffee, flour and all other granular articles, tinloss sfeeisitv excepted, uud nhall be prepaid lor by weight unit with stamps, as heretofore provided for thlra eti? mailer, the rate to be one cent per ounce. Ttiird class mutter (hall comprise all transient and occasional primed publications, such a* pamphlets, handbills, posters, an sesled circulars. prospectuses, hooks, prow shells, cor rected proof sheet*, maps, prints, engraving bhsnki exclusively in print, Hi lbl? patterns. Mm pie cards, phonographic psper, letter cuvelopes, postal card*, upon which there is neither printing nor writingothei tlisn that which Is printed by government, and the written or printed address of same person or permius t? whmu thsj ? are to oe sent through the mail, postal auvehipes and wrap pers, cinls, plain and ornainetital paper, photocraphlc rrti resent aliens, types, weds, bulbs, roots, csHlsA Scions, and j all other matter not otherwise provided for and not by law i excluded Irom the m iiIs, and to be paid for by weight ami in bulk, the siime as heretofore provided lor second clasi matter; the rate to lie ous cent lor two ounces. Fourth class matter shall embrace only periodical printed matter issued regularly at stated periods from a ; known office of publication or news agent, and aa ! frequently as oncu in three months, and shall bo i c >rrted at a uniform rate, to be paid by weight and iu nulk, I as heretofore prescribed tor second class matter; the rate to bo two cents per pound. All mailable matter of the first, Sim mid and third class may l>e registered ou the prepayment or a registration lee in addition to the postage, under such rules and regulations as the Postmaster (Jencral may pre ! Sn: 2.?That when the postage on any mailable mattet ; deposited in a post utiles for forwarding or for delivery ahsll, I through Inadvertence of the writer or sender thereof, hava I been left wholly unpaid, or prepaid to sny amount less than 1 lull rate, such matter shall, if then-me ?i address nf the , writer or sender be known or esn b? readily ascertained by the postmaster, be returned to such writer or sender in order | tint the pusingeon the same may lie Inlly prepaid; and it such 1 name and addre-s are not known and catinoi be readily aacertallied by toe P.wtm ister. then such matter shall ha i forwarded to destination, cha^nd with double the amount oI postage found deficient at the rate as provided tor sueb matter^hen prepaid, which charge shall he collected be ' foredeWery; provided that no matter of the first claas, thi I postage on which shall have been purposely or deslgnedlt ' felt either wholly unpaid or prepaid to an amount les? , than one full rale, shall be forwarded or deliveyed, bnl shall* i be held for postage and sent to th ? Dead Letter ntflcc la I Washington unless returned to the writer or sender tlioreid I as by law provided. Hrc. M ?That all provlilons of law Inconslsteat herewith are hereby repealed Tin- bill wns read twice, referred to the Comuuttot ?n Post t (dices and ordered to bo orinted. MISFORTUNE OF BEING DEAF. George Bentley, ajed twenty-flro, a deaf mute, re siding at Yongcr* w is walking alonj ttio Un ison River Railroad truck yesterday morning, when he wan mrurA by a train going north this side of Kivordale, and ft tally intnred. He km taken on the train aud sent to 8t. Julius Hospital, Yonkers. WOULD-BE HUICIDE. Henry Henkel, n voting German, attomptod to com mit suicide on Saturday night by jumping from ooo o| the Hamilton fcrrylmat*. Ho waa reeeaad wWh aorao difficulty, and waa removed to tba Third precinct at*

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