Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 8, 1873, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 8, 1873 Page 6
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Aave taken place at some time. Such stories are like the legends of other days, that cling to palaces end faithful servants? to Kings, popes, heroes and jroCU alike. AGED CARDINALS. To reach the Cardinal's rooms Is not ditilcult, IT, as 1 said, you have a clerical escort; otherwise you are liable to be stopi>cd and your "permit" exam ined at every step, from the entrance to the high Inner court up to the sentinels at the audience door of the Papal Minister of State, whose apart ments are in the upper story of the pal;ice. The high flights of marble stairways which we pass possess one advantage? of being very easy of ascent; for the architect of the \aticau was apparently fully imbued with tlio necessity of bnlldlng a palace for old men. Topes, cardinals and the great digultaries of y>o Cutholic i hurch are all aged. Of cardinals there are nearly a score Who have passed the age generally assumed to be allotted to man. Cardinal Bllllet. who died re cently, was ninety; De Anirells Is eighty-one; Caterim is seventy-eight; Amat, Grasselllnl aud Mathleu are seventy-six; Patrlzl Is seventy -five; twenty-two others range between the ages of eeventv-two and seventy-four, and Cardinal Anto Belll has himself reached the ripe age of seventy-five, amid all his onerous duties In tlie State affairs of the Church. The Pope himself has Just completed Jils clgiity-tlrst year, but he is now too weak to at* tempt even the flight of stairs leading down to his private garden ; for whenever ho is taken out to enjoy the sun he Is lowered from one of tlio win dows, seated In his chair, and In the same manner drawn up again alter lie has Inspired sufficient trcsh air. CARDINAL ANTONKLLr. At last the guardroom of the Cardinal's audience chamber is reached, and some dozen Italian guards attached to the Vatican rise and groct us in a Bemi-mtlltary fashion on noticing the dress worn by my companion. Passing through a doorway, the small ante-chamber is reached, and a servant takes In our cards to Ilia Eminence. A moment afterwards and the usher returns to inform us that the Cardinal awaits us. My clerical guide, taking .the lead, enters, and approaches the venerable figure v/ inch has risou Jrom a scat at a' large tabic In the centre of the room, and, falling upon one knee, kisses His Eminence's lelt hand. The Car dinal holds out his hand to bid me welcome, whereupon I am Introduced and both motioned to seats. The impression created by the person and visage of Cardinal Antonclil was to me very pleas ing. My imagination, fed from various sources, bad led me to expect In the Cardinal a sharp, keen lace, In which the Jesuit could be very distinctly traced. The Cardinal is, however, a man of very different type from what he is usually described. His high brow, his head, covered with jet black balr, and his well defined features, all show traces of the handsome prelate or former years, while age bas cast a serenity aud amiability ovor his whole expression well suited to the black robes^ of the ecclesiastical dignity which be wears. Nevertheless the strong jaw, the firmly closed Hps evince the determined will of which the Cardinal Is known to be possessed. The Cardinal's office of State is very plain, being devoid of all ornament or luxury. The room Is long and narrow, and rather gloomily lighted, and the only article of furniture the large, loun green centre table, cov ered with documents or all kinds ? before which Ills Eminence auum took Ills place ? and the only piece or ornament, a black ebony case containing ancient coins and articles of Homan autiqulty, THE or TBS HOLY I'ATUKR. The conversation was, of course, opened with that subject of all-absorbing interest in t'ae cleri cal circles of Home, the health of His Holiness the Pope, whose birthday the Catholic world was at that moment celebrating. Ills Eminence was sur prised and pleased, l think, to see in some num bers of the New Your Heuald which I took with me evidence or tlio deep interest that America takes in the Holy Father's health, aud lie smiled ?with a grim single on being informed, however, that fcne New \ork Journal, possessed ol some rep utation, had printed a "cable despatch," via , Canada, to the effect that the Pope had been j called to his long account on the 19th or April. Said the Cardinal, "That is not so bad as our own Soman papers can do. one sheet has had the news of the Holy Father's death many times al ready, and every day It now publishes the most ab Burd accounts of his Illness possible to conceive. There Is no disease In the whole list ol niorta maladies which it has not credited His Holiness' with sutlei inn from." "But," said I, "It is true, Is it not, Emineuce, that the Holy Father has been seriously 111 " "You must always remember," replied the cardi nal. "that the Holy Father is just entering upon his eiRhty-sccond year, and that you cannot expect a man so aged to bear up under disease and affliction bo well as too younger. He has had indeed an j acute attack or rheumatism, but he has been spared < a fever, and though the rams have at times pre- j vented him from taking bodily exercise, he 1 las never, during the entire period. Interrupted bis ordinary manner or liviujf, and has maintained throughout his customary good spirits. He has been, nevertheless, considerably weakened by liav- 1 lng to keep his bed. A rew days airo, however, ' alter giving audience to the pilgrims Irom France be was incautious and took lre3h cold, which brought on ft slight relapse. He has constantly at tempted to do toe much dining his weak state, but the doctors have now prescribed ror him abso lute rest, and, consequently, he will not give audiences ror some time to come. But ho is now recovered from his relapse, and, with moderate care aud precaution, he may soon be declared con. Talescent." KALSK RCMOR8 01 TUB POrB'l nKAJ.TH. His Eminence was not a little amused when? In lace or the lurormation he had given me, and Which I knew from other sources gaining their Supplies directly from the Vatican? I showed him the following clippings, taken only the day before and on the same morning troin au English japer published in Kome ?'The condition of nis Holiness the l'opc during the last six days has not been good, Ilia state of health Is that of increased feebleness. He often falls into a state or ?eml-delirium, and remains tor bours in a comatose state. It is reared that any one of those attacks may prove latal, in conse quence of his bodily strength having greatly dimin ished. His Hoiiuess receives In the library, close to his bedroom, where he Is carried in his armchair, and the few and short audiences he gives are while reclining in his large armchair, srhere he spends the great part of the day. or in bis bed. The conversations with his intimate friends are gloomy and melancholy, and reflect the leebie physical state of the Pontiff. At nittht he fesu very little, aud his pulse Is in a continual alter ation. At ttfe extremities the swelling has In Creased, and the pains in his spine have aug mented In intensity, the complaint of splnlte mak l m rapid p(vgr','jM. Xtte dwtvrii uic rather auiwvd ami cannot conceal a degree of apprehension winch they did not entertalu at tlie flrat. And then tho following:? "lie Is entering upon his elghty-aecond year, and we regret to hear tuat his rhyatcal condition is dally becoming woase. Ho cannot now rise from Z bed unaided, but requires the aid of persons who lift Inra In their arms and place him in the easy chair, in which ho is gently wheeled into Urn private librarv adjoining his bedroom; but he ap pears no longer in the mlon where bis courtiers remain, as Cardinals Antonelli and Patrizl do not wl?h His Holiness to be seen In his present feeble condition except by his most intimate friends. The deputation of French legitimists he received last, week brought about an attack of weakness which obliged him immediately to go to bed with remarkable aggravation of his sufferings. lie is not only troubled by the humors In his swollen legs, but his digestive organs are giving way; ami it is with the utmost difficulty ho can retain even tho lightest kind of food on his stomach. 1 his rreqiwnt vomltlug has alarmed tho doctors, who lear that the humors have already atrected the vital organs of his constitution. The invalid has turned excessively pale and thin In the upper part of his body, while the lower part 1s much swollen. This Is probably caused by the absenoe of nourish ment, and when the fceat of nn Illness centres in the stomach tho consequinco Is that omnia mem bra languent. The symptoms we have described became worse on Sunday and a slight aBthma hus affected the respiration, which Increases the affilc tlon, and by order of tUc doctors Ilia Highness has been advised to remain tn bed." ?;.t tub pope's ooon uiimor. The Cardinal said It was unfortunate that the English journal should Imitate the Capltale, In which there was not the slightest relianco to be placed, since Its editors seemed to take pleasure only in misrepresenting lacts and abusing the per son of tho Holy Father. From another source I learned during the course of the day that such re ports, far irom annoying the Pope, were a source of no little amusement to him, and that on the very evening belorc, the cva of his eighty-second birth day, While seated In hla easy chair, propped up by pillows, he had begged one of his attendant clergy to read him the Capital*' for his own amusement.^ Should an artist wish for a subject of a painting what a capital one he would have In this little Incident? a small apartment, of the Vatican, lighted dimly by a solitary lamp upon the table ; the Holy Father seated In a high arm chair, his head propped up by a pillow, his limbs encased In a robe and resting on a footstool, while his leatures are lighted up with an expression 01 arch-comic seriousness as he listens to an attendant priest, seated at the opposite side or the table, reading aloud the exaggerated accounts of his own illness The title could be, "How Pope PIub IX. Celebrated the Eve or His Eighty-second Birthday." The Holy Father has, I had learned Irom my con versation with other members of the Vatican household, a deep-rooted contempt or disregard for all doctors and medicaments. He loves to play well In their presence, and trusts far more to the skill of his monk attendant than to the advice or his three physicians. Very frequently he reruses to take their potions, and, as soon as they have left his side, discards their prescriptions in favor of those made up by tho doctor monk of the Vatican. In all this Pope Pius IX. illspluys a spirit which U very characteristic of tho Roman Church( or, perhaps, more properly speaking, oi the Vati can. lie trusts more to the efficacy or prayer and the ruliuft or Providence than to the skill or power or single men, and entertains the belter that (lod takes good care or his own survauts and people and will tn due timo restore them, ir lie wishes, to health and to power. TUK RKLiaiOira COltriMATlONS BILL. in the course or a long conversation with Cardi nal Antonelli the subject or the Religious Corpo rations bill, now under discussion in the Ita'ian Chamber or Deputies, was frequently touched upon. This bill, which affects the city and province of Rome, will, when passed, suppress the religious orders or the Church ; that Is, will deprive them or tlieir existence as legal bodies, permitting them hencelorth to live together simply as private persons. Their property, moreover, will be expropriated by the government, the pro ceeds invested in stocks and the interest paid to them annually, or t he state will put aside an an nual subsidy lor them. The attempt is being made by M. Lanza to save the generals or the various orders irom the common ruin, by preserving to them their houses: but there is great opposition to this saving clause among the radicals, and also among a larpie class of the people. I embody iu tne following the substance of Cardinal Antonelli s views on the situation. They may tw considered as the official views of the Vatican. The law is declared to tie a modt unjust one. and one moat hurtful to the interests of the Church, because it takes away rrom the l'ope one oi hla most effectual means or diffusing the faith throughout the world. True, the iueiuiicrs of the orders are not ban ished from Komc, as wcro the Jesuits in (iermany, but the law alms at the root of the existence oi the orders. Their legal existence as a corporate body Is an nulled. Their property is expropriated by the gov eminent, and at a ruinous loss to tho orders them selves. The Hooding of the market with such property prevents the orders from securing a just valuation. Besides this, people in Italy? the raitn'ul Italians? will not purchase such expropriated church prop erty, believing, as they are taught, that no blessing can attend such purchase. ??As individuals, then, their cxlstencc la not threatened ?" "No; as bodies yes, since they become de pendent, as it were, on the charity or the govern ment. Atter the sale the proceeds will l>e placed to the crcdit of these Institutions, either on the book or the public debt, or in cash. This Is the de cision given some time ago. It docs not scom probable that anything will be exempted." "llut is not Minister Lanza endeavoring to save the generals or the various orders rrom the ruin, and this in accordance with the earnest communi cations on the subject on the part or other taihoilc governments or Europe "U. l-anza has endeavored and Is now endeavor ing to save them for the Church. But the events or tne past two days have taught us that we have no leniency to expect at the hands or the present Ministry. The government is urged on by the ultra radicals, audit cannot help Itscir." The incident here referred to was the demonstra tion of the 11th of May, and the bloodshed In the streets of Rome when the radltals. embittered at being prevented from holding public meetings, en deavored to approach the yulrlnal for the purpose or asking the Ring to supersede the slow action of the Chamber Oi Deputies, ami to Issue a decree suppressing tie religious orders completely. In their attempt, i they came Into conflict with the police, tue rest Jt of which was two killed, four or lire wounded %d iwentj-tawe arrested. Vu monstration was, as I have Intimated In earlier letters, perfectly uncaliod-for, and in Its demands unconstitutional, and, iu fact, gotten up ouly by three or four hundred persons. The energy displayed by the government on the occasion, in preventing a disturbance and in shielding the Catholic diguitaries (10m abuse and Insult, Is worthy of ail commendation, and has, I am confidently assured, produced a good impres sion in the Vatican. Had the demonstration not been checked the results might have proved seri ous enough for the clericals of Rome. As it was Cardinal Barrlle aud the Capuchin preaohcr, Fa ther Mauri, were seen by the crowds; the former's carriage was smashed in, and both Cardiual and monk narrowly escaped serious Injury, llad this spirit not been timely checked it would have been dangerous for any person dressed in clerical robes to have shown himself in the streets. But such demonstrations have one invariable re sult. They serve to attract sympathy to the party persecuted is the philosophical idea taken by the Vatican, "and people begin to look into the matter for themselves, to get at the truth and not be led by demagogic oratory. Since the persecution of the Jesuits began in Germany and elsewhere a few years ago their number has increased by almost a third, and every day that Order is becoming more consolidated, more powerful, more determined in the faith, willing to die for tt as laborers in the vineyard of the Lord." True, and if the Church has so long maintained the order of the Jesuits intact, in spite of persecu tion, she will not tremble now that the legal exist ence of these orders is taken away, leaving you, however, the men themselves. ?'The Church," so answers the Vatican, "lias vitality enough still to overcome her enemies. '.She will ilually triumph. But we have need of these orders in the present time of scepticism and oppression more than ever. These orders have been our missionaries; their cliicr men, their savans, have ever aided the Holy See by their advice, inasmuch as they were the consumers of the various congregations or religious commit tees existing in Rome. "Their legal existence denied, living but as sim ple citizens of the .State, their rignt of meeting and discussion can be at any moment denied them. They will no longer be able to live on the amount granted by the State. Their houses have been built at enormous exueusc : tliey will not fetch a third of the cost, because of the glut in the mar ket, aud the interest of this third, after deduct ing a large percentage for State taxes, will have to go as lar now as heretofore the full interest? untaxed by the State? of the full value. Nor is the State particularly prompt or conscientious in the payment of these stipends, as past years have proved. "It is true the monks escape banishment, but many of the order must necessarily soek more con genial homes and peoples. In America," said Car dinal Antoneili, in the course of the conversation, ??where liberty of conscience ami of religion ts the prevailing sentiment, nobody interferes with the formation of the religious orders; whereas here, In Italy, the home of the Church, the orders are not only Interrupted in their activity, but are to be suppressed." In Vatican circles the general conviction Is that nothing will be saved, not even the houses of the generals of the orders. In regard to the foreign school1, the, foreign establishments will-take tne same risks as the others. There will be no exception in their favor. The law will apply to all indiscriminately. But where Hie property belongs to individual nations, personal property of individuals, citizeus of foreign countries, then the protection of their government may secure the property from being seized. But even this is uot ccrtain. It is a fact that foreign establishments in Uomc have been obliged to sell the real estate which they had in the city, which served for the support of their houses (colleges), una all this in order that the property which is classed under the term mortmain should come into circulation like other property. In short, the prospects are gloomy at the Vatican. - ' The Vatican declares that the Italian government | has violated the guarantees given to the Pontiff | and to the catholic Powers before and arter the | entering o the Italian troops on Roman territory. I Catholic Powers nave protested agaiust the sud presslon of the orders ami the expropriation of property; but the government, pointing to the re cent demonstrations, says:? "See, what can we do* The people demand the suppression, root aud branch." 1'UU CATHOLIC CHl'RCH IN GERMANY. From the persecution of the orders in Italy the conversation was directed to the state of ailairs iu Germany, especially to the recent measures taken by Prince Bismarck against the Jesuits aud the so called related orders. l-'roni the tone maintained by Cardinal Antoneili, in answer to my inquiries, I am inclined to the view that, although the aggravation given by Prussia to the Catholics is deep, and has produced an intense effect, the policy of tna Catholic leaders in Germany will be one of patience and forbear ing. It Is impossible r>r Prussia to replace Ca tholicism by its cold Protestantism, which has but little hold even on the affection of Its own people." "Do you think," 1 Inquired, "that Prince Bis marck would go still further in his measures against the Church H Vomranw Ue thought he would. He would go to the very extieme. The laws already passed are such as to hamper the liberty of the Church completely. They were framed In a way that there is no escape. Even a parish priest could not Ihj appointed with out the consent of the government. "Hut it appears to me," I said, "that the Old Catholics are the strongest foe which the Vatican has. In Germany and .Switzerland." "In Munich," was the response, "the Old catholics are few in number, aud their influence among the peeplc Is not great." On this point it seems to me that the Vatican 1s not properly informed, it is true that DOUinger Is conservative, and does not wish to break off connection with the Holy Sec; but Via fellow reformers go much lurther, and say that If they had the earnest support of the government and a share of the churches were opened to them a third of the people would declare in their favor. THK POPS AND THE ETEP.NAt, CITY. ltetnrning once moro to the subject of the Pope, I ventured to ask a question which seoms to be on the lips of so many Romans, The Holy Father has so long secluded himself from the world, and has never been seen in the streets of the Eternal city since the occupation by the Italian troops. "Will not the Holy Father," I asked, "ever pass through the streets of Home again ?" "Jamais/ Jamais!" (N'ever! Never!) answered ^niip>i, AWflBfilii. "Tbej may ativc iu out or uu> Vatican by force, bat otherwise wo ahull remain bore, die here asd be burled here." The Cardinal uttered these words with a vehe mence of tone and action that ? so different irom the calm manner of Uls previous words? showed plainly how dGeply fixed was the determination of the Pope and his advisers to remain In the Vatican. Ttie reasons for this determination are evident. The Vatican government considers itself wrong fully despoiled of its temporal possessions; it looks upon the occupant of the Qulrlnal as the despoller; It reuses to acknowledge the justice of the conquest which leaves but the palace and grounds or the Vatican as its own The Pope would bo as warmly welcomed In the streets of Rome to-day, If he should pass through it to give the people bin blessing, as in olden times. The people, as a class, have not lost sympathy and respect for the venerable Pontiff. Gradually, how ever, lils long absence will have its effect, and they may forget that there lives In the Vatican one who was once their lord, spiritual and temporal. The first appearance of the Holy Father in Rome would be the sign of reconciliation between the Vatican and the Quirinul. But how would it be interpreted, or rather misinterpreted f The radicals would say, "Sec, the Holy Father lias at length submit ted. He wishes to Income reconcllcd to us. He has adapted himself to the new ideas!" This was what was said in 184M; they would repeat the sen time nts to-day. But the Vatican has no idea of giving in. On the contrary, hopes are entortaiued that the Pope will, In God's own time, be reinstated in his temporal sovereignty. I should have requested an audicnco of the Holy J'ather himso?i had 1 not knowu that he Is still so weak. I nevertheless requested His Eminence to show to nis Holiness, from the journals or America, the great interest which Is there felt in his health and welfare, which promise is no doubt by this time fulfilled. An Interesting fact wa3 communicated to me by the Cardinal In respect to tho Pope's

method of communication with the world. It is his habit only to address those per sons who come to visit him or In answer to special documents sent him. Ills dominion . belns the whole world, he does not address himself to any single nation, but. to the world at large. In 1871 the Holy Father did Indite a letter to the Catholic men or New York, ami this document may be seen, I am informed, In the rooms or the Young Men's Catholic Association (St. Francis Xavlcr'a). In this letter tho Holy Father exhorts the young Catholic men or America to practise the principles or justice, honor and virtue, and on the practise or these principles depends the permanency ol the institu tions or their country. .Some time ago lie gave an audience to several Americans living in Rome, and the address he made to them was subsequently printed and is, no doubt, familiar to most readers or the HkbaijD. THE FCTUKR CONCLAVE. The question or the luturc Conclave, though or great Interest to the Catholic world, is one concern ing which the authorities ol the Vatican cannot, oi course, make any revelat ions. From the information gathered from various sources, however, I am in clined to the belief that no other city than Rome will or can be chosen tor the meeting of the Con clave. The greatest secrecy is maintained in rela tion to.tlie candidates for the Papal chair, when ever it shall become vacant. That the new Pope will be an Italian seems almost certain, since the majority or the cardinals are or thts nationality, and only eleven are foreigners. That j lorciitu Powers have hail conferences on the sub- j icct is now made pretty certain; and the aim of the temporal Powers Is directed toward the elec tion of a Pope who will acknowledge the loss of the Pupal temporal power and be inclined to recon cile the Church with the various Mate:!. The power or veto in regard to any proposed candidate i* pos sessed only oy France, Spain, Austria and Portu gal. 'Hie Cabinets or Vienna and Berlin would doubtless oppose any candidate proposed by. th? Jesuits; and Italy, in agreement with Franco and Portugal, would demand that the new Pope saall be willing to llvo on good terms with the tluirinal in the execution of his spiritual functions. The Gorman t'ablnet is said to object to t tie present constitution of the sacred College, on the ground tb.ii the different Catholic nations are not ! therein justly represented. Germany hers-ir Uas but one Cardinal, lloheolohe, who has not the slightest chance or election, and even with the two Austrian Cardinals, Hchwarzenberg and Kausclier, cannot hope for a commanding voice in the conclave. The rumor set afloat some time ago that the Pope would soon create some doisen uew Cardinals Is officially de nied. Even li he should do so the rela tive Btrengtli of the various nationalities would not be materially altered. Kver since the Pontifi cate ol Hadrian VI. it seems to have been assumed that the Pope should be an Italian, and the coming conclave will hardly deviate from this rule or prac tice. In respect to the lnjjuence or foreign govern ments on the Surfred College, i am justified m say ing that comparatively little attention will be paid to roreign government* in the conclave. Nearly all tho European governments have abandoned the Church, ami it is not very likely tberolotc that the Church will trouble Itself much about their wishes. During the Vatftau Council tlie diplomatic inilu once oi foreign nations was altogether dispensed with. This was a thing at that time unheard ol in the history ol the Church, and Napoieon was much | cut about the slight. The liiurch feels itself capa ble of deciding its own affairs to suit its own wunts and interests, and in tho coming conclave the wtshes of foreign governments may be duly con sldercd, tmt their power ol veto will hardly come into effect. I would add that the information incorporated in tne paragraph on the conclave does not emanate from the Vatican. My sources are, nevertheless, good and deserve consideration. I trust I have in the foregoing given the views entrusted to me faithluily. MBS, BISHOP ON BAIL Brought I'p In a Police Court on a Charge of Perjury. Mrs. Eleanor F. Bishop, well known through her connection with the Bishop divorce suit, wus held to ball for examination on a charge of perjury nt the Yorkvllle Police Court yesterday. The charge was based onaeomplalut entered by Mr*. Bishop In the snpreine Court. In which the swore that Mrs. Blsslck, of l-'O West Forty-lourth street (in whose house Mr. Bishop lives with hi* child) had assaulted her and threatened to shoot her. Mrs. Bishop at flrst refused to give bail, being willing, she said, to go to prison lor the sake of rl(tht and justice, as hor trtend Train had done. t*ne succumbed, however, when about, being sent down *talrs, and concluded to accept her liberty at the hands or Mr. O' linen. Justice Coulter s brother-in-law. wbA kindly volunteered to go her ball for examination, which was set down lor the lH'hofJune. A complaint was also made against hor < fV Mr. Hlshop, wlio cliarned her with disorderly WUiduU* i tut, ao ftctivu vm uk?p on tuu. TALKAGE'S IEW TABEBIACLE. Laying the Corner Stone Yeaterday? AddreaM by the Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Dowling and Others? Rationalism Denounced. An Immense concourse of people assembled yes terday afternoon to witnesa and participate In tlio ceremony attending the laying of the corner stone of the new Ireo Praabyterlau tabernacle for Rev. T. De Witt Talmage's congregation, on Schermer horu, between Nevins and Powers streets, Brooklyn. The new church will t?e one of the l&rg'Bt in the country. It will give at lea3t one-half more seating accommodation than the old one, with opportunity for enlarging to the extent of an additional good sized church. The building will be 150 feet by 11U. The front will nave a large central gable, with a deeply recessed six-light window (twenty-two feet \)j forty feet) above gallery floor, with a double storied colonnade on each slue, terminat ing on ends' with ftnynlar porchw about fllty feet high. A covered "Yortico. With stone nooring, will be thereby sccnred, about 140 feet long, with door openings equal to an outlet of 75 leet Iroui grouud floor. Klgtit staircases, com municating' with galleries, are so constructed aa to bo outside and independent of the main building, and ho as not to conflict with the delivery from lower floor. Alter Reeuring the best supposed conditions for seeing, hearing, lighting and ven tilation, the whole matter will be developed archi tecturally, and built very substantially of stone und brick, with no external wood work excepting tlie doors, all window tracery, Ac., being ol stone. The seats and internal fluishings will be black walnut. Throe large ornamental coronas, of about two hundred lights each, will torrn a prominent feature in lighting tho building. An organ of great compass and sweetness Is being built iu New York. LAYINU Till! COKMKH STONK. A platform had been erected over tho south western corner of tue foundation and uear the street for the clergymen who were to take part in the exercises and spectators. It was soon crowded, and provod to be a very uncomlort able place, aa it was exposed to the full blaze of the sun. The street fronting the grounds was also densely crowded, while from the windows of tho opposite houses many witnessed tue ceremonies. Mr Talmage presided, and was surrounded by numerous clergymen of the various Protestant denominations, Superintendent 11. R. Corwln, of the tabernacle; trustees and otuer otllcers of the church. The exercises were opened at lour o'clock bv sinning, which waa conducted by Mr. Gooige Stowe, the precentor. Rov. Dr. Dowling then read the 1W I rsalui and delivered a prayer; after which Mr. Talmage addressed the assemblage aa lol l0WS ADORES* OF MB. TAI.MAOK. This I* a day for wiiich our souls have longoa. There is a great, contrast between the audience as sembled this alternoon and the audience assembled on that Cold December Sabbath when the old tabcr nacle was in flames. To-day there is a holy joy on the co u n tena 11 ce s of the people. Then there were sorrow and terror. The tears of Christ a servants iroze as they loll, and many good people, standing tn this very place on that very day, said within their souls, "llatli God forgotten to be gracious* Is His mercy clear goue forevcrV anil will lie ba lavor able no more?" But our sorrow has been turned into singing. Helping hands have been raised on all sides. The blessing of nod has ac companied our efforts for the rebu.dlng of the Lord's house. There is nanny a mail mat comes across the water but 'ji'j'WJ letters Irom England and Scotland and Ireland with contributions lor the erection or this build ins showing that wo liuvc the sympathy ol the Christian world and their practical help. I am .Mad to have on the platlorm to-day the representa tives of the different evangelical denoR.iniiUoiis in this country. I shall not occupy the time which may be occupied by thein in giving us good coun sel and words of encouragement. L.?t thin i?uilU iii,t rise lor the worship ol Almighty God and for the proclamation of tlie old gospel that Paul announced and Halter preached and Kdward Puyson prayed "(iod so loved the world that lie gave His only t>o gotlen Son that whosoever believe tli in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." r the proclamation ol those glorious ?t ruths this church is to tie erected, in contradistinction to the MDOKllN RATION AM^M AND HtfM ANITARIANISM, With which we have no sympathy at all. ir tnc (ioinel of Jesus Christ cannot save this world? thoroughly reform it-then it never wllU'c savcd, it t'.over will be reformed. Blessed be the i.ord cod of Israel irom everbisting to everlasting, and let the whole earth be filled with Ills glory. Amen and amen. The corner stone will now beformally laid by the Rev. Dr. Irenaeus iTirnc, of the Irtsby UTh '' veVier ible Dr. Prime then advanced to the stoue. in which had been deposited a copy o the Holy scriptures and religious papers, aud said . ?4\ow I iav the corner stone in the name ol the Father and of the Son and ol the Holy Ghost npnn this Arm foundation may there ilae a house of Hod? the (iod of Abraham and of Isaac and or Jacob, the Cod and Father oi our Lord Jesus Christ our Father's God and our God ? a house to be '.he resting ami abidinpr place ot the ciiurcn or the Lord Jesus Christ, to whom be the praise, as it whs in the beginning. Is now, and ever, snali be, wortd without end, 5men." So . saying, the Doctor struck the stone three- times with a mason s ham mer The stone contained the rollowing inscr p ti<>n: ? "Brooklyn Tabernacle. Bnllt lOTo; de stroyed by tire December iW, 187_; rebuilt ls>.a. AnnilKSH oi'' I>R. POWLIHU. Rev. Dr. Dowlinar. of the Baptist Church, a \ew York clergyman, next addressed the assemblage, lie said that the laying o1 the corner stone was an enterprise which, li seemed to him. belonged to no particular section of the hosts ol Gods elect. It was an enterprise in which Christians in general, without distinction of name, can implore tue bless ingofGod end heartily bid you God speed. .S<?me may ask, continued the speaker, ?monff the tribes ot Israel sometimes asked, v. hat niean ve bv this service ?" Docs it not partake, some "nay say, at least In part, or the ritualism or the turiuaiiiy of an apostate church? If 'l'ou?.h,v1' did vou would not find me here to-day. If you asked lor the precedent for a service like the present, 1 might turn you to the Old Testament, where we read that tue tribes ot Israel had re turned from their captivity and were rearini g 1 1 e second Temple. Dr. Dowling spoke of the Temple and the prophecy In Haggal. that the glory oi that second Temple would be greater than the slwy oi tin* tlrst. The reason was, that during the contin uance ol that second Temple the Son ot God was to appear on earth. Jesus said, "I will till this house with tnv giory." The natural deduction from that was that the presence or the Lord Jesus Christ constituted the glory or the sanctuary. let me tell vou who are engaged in the enterprise of erecting this place of worship thin if v'ju would have such a promise as that, fulfilled in this house, and these snaclons grounds should be tilled with the glory of the Lord, then you must make Christ the central point in the whole or vour service, l heartily congratulate you on this memorable occasion. 1 do It with the utmost con fidence .ecause I long known vonr pastor and bis devoted attachment to the doctrine of Chi 1st. He may have HIS PKCIJUARITIES. All of us have our peculiarities. Some may, perhaps, term them eccentricities. !*''r,e may think, 'perhaps, we wander in sermons irom l)an to Beer-dieba. Suppose we do; never mind, if we don't go out or Israel ! (Laughter.) Not long ago I saw a letter written bv a most honored and one of the most distinguished preachers tn Chnstendom, some say the most distinguished. It Sm t geo'u. or London. He had been readtnj one of the volumes of T. De Witt Talmage, anfl, writing to this country, he remarked In subst ance . ??I sometimes wonder that my sermons Blioull be houored and Messed ot God to the salvation of uianv prectous souls; but when 1 these ot T.'jte Witt Talmage I don't wonder that these aer'uons Should be blessed to the conversion fiVr-i 1 regard that as honorable testimony, and allow me 1.1 expje-s the hope that so long as these which makes lunch 'of ins%WlnltT ot tl|s atone 2T5 Bf- William li. WaM. ot tjsswsts? "? .?? ?"? or- <"???'? ? seiublage then dispersed. DEATH OF AN OLD SALT. Noble RccofC??Ho? of His 8rrvlce?-Hon. on to Hli Memory. At the oatman House In the Bowery, on Friday, ,,ted suddenly James Tolan. an old s?ilor, who had served In the United States Navy for a period of over twenty-live years in active service. Al ?hnnifji in the irencrsl ftocopt&tlon of the term only I* -?m.Vsailor n? deceased was a man who cn um Universal respect of the otllcers of the navv to a great extent. Tolan was preparlng to navy iu ? * . alafHS atearaer Alaska, <I0? ttned ror the Mediterranean squadron, at the time ^Bein'i'entlrely friendless. Captain lialph chand SSS3SE2 " At the^xpiniuon ofeiach onUatment he received an honorable dlMharge. ,l r wtth whom rss sss i'Stfi'sK Admiral Rowan, saves the de?u sauvi ?twm , uurwd la ? yaavet'i THE WALWORTH TRAGEDY. Public Feeling Regarding the CoBfesston of the Young Parricide. < HIS DEMEAHOfi 19 HE TOMB8. Private Lettera of the Late Mansfield Tracf Walworth to a Dear Friend? The In ner Life of the Dead Author ? His Moral Aspirations. The extraordinary confession of Frank A. Wal worth wus much talked of in the city yesterday, and the comments made upon It were not at all favorable to the prisoner. The opinion la now al most universal that young Walworth came from Sar ttoga with the express purpose of killing Ms lather, trusting that society would justify him la the act. He hud evidently become a prey to hia real or fancied wrongs, and hud bccome so worked up with them that he Imugined any ono else would take the same view of them as himself. Jt remains ' to be seen whether society will ja?tily him in his , act. At present it docs not look as if it would. The prisoner bears himself in the Tombs in hia usual cool manner. He eats his meals regularly and smokes almost incessantly, lie receives a few of his Intimate friends who call, but says nothing about the murder, acting In this respect according to the advice of his counBel. If the case goes be fore the Grand Jury to-morrow and a true bill be found against the prisoner it Is likely that he will be speedily brought to trial, and his supposed be lief that society will exonerate him from the con sequents 01 his crime will then be fully tented. RLHSFZELD TRACY WALWORTH'S LETTERS* He was a mason? His Affrctloa for Ells Father? Inside View off His f.Herarjr Life? What Hts Friend, Mr. Morris Phillips, Says of Him. A Hkuald representative bad the pleasure of am Interesting conversation with Mr. Morris Phillips, of the l/ome journal, yesterday, touching his ac quaintance with the late Manafleld Tracy Wal worth- V bile regretting to say anything for pub lication which might appear like an obtrusion upon the public, Mr. Phillips expressed his entire willingness to speak or hia dead friend as be knew him in the intimate rela tions of a long and cherished friendship. He said that he had been astonished at the extent and ' character of the defamation of the deud author's character since his murder. It had been charged that Mr. Walworth was an Intemperate man, yet during their long acquaintance ho had often noticed and spoken of hts abstinence. The author had beeu a welcome guest In his own lamlly circlc, but bad never manifested the slightest inclination for drink. His only beverage was a glass of beer daily. Instead of being extravagant with his money and "loud" in his dress, he did not practise the com mon American habit of "What will you take?" nor did ho wear jewelry or make any dtsplay In hia ap parel not becoming a refined gentleman. Mr. Phil lips placed at the disposition of the Hkuald repre sentative A PACK KT OF LETTERS, written by Mr. Walworth during the year lSfl?r when his best and most lamous novel, "Warwick,'* was the fashionable romance. These letters, from which arc taken the extracts below, furnish the best key to Mr. Walworth's character and toncb upon matters which have either been misrepre sented or grossly exaggerated. They were written to tils ami de conftanee and reveal his literary in dustry, his paternal reverence and his honorable ambition to become a writer whose words might be received with lavor and applouse among the large audience he addressed. The motive of Mr. Phillips Is, now that the memory of Ins dead friend Is assailed with uujust violence, and olten with bitter calumny, to permit Mr. Walworth to speak t hrough thefte letters when his tongue is for ever sealed in death. IU8 LITERARY INDt'STRY. Writing from Albany, in the year 1869, Mr. Mans. Held Tracy Walworth says:? I am working very hard? harder than ever be fore in my lite. In ton month* I have written and prepared lor publication over two thousaud paireii or loolscap, besides writing several hundred letters <>n biographical inquiries, and tins iu ad dition to almost dail.v study of printed authorities and ancient newspapers. My dear mend, don't you hope that I will succeed? I am ver.v amhitiouii oi literary tame, and desire most, earnestly that it | shall be of that nature thai will benefit rather than injure the souls or readers. There is something in my organization that will not permit me to seek lame through the medium of the prurient issues ot the press, so popular here sad in fcng luu.i. in the book which I have dedicated to you can be lound, 1 believe, no suggestion of evil to send the blush to the purest and sweetest chuck In Christendom. THE CRITICS. The Boston Transcript economically grouped "Warwick," "Hilt to Hilt" ami "Ciond on the Heart," and noticed all three iuvorabl.v in a illtcen- * line notice. This was very runny, i think It will soon condense the Lor*l s Prayer, Ton command ments and the (MM Into four Hues, and say them berore going to oed, to save time, lor tune is money these days. It spoke well of the three books, so we must not complain. " 'WARWICK' SHALL SELL." By the eternal Jupiter, the critics can't put me down, and this "Warwick" shall sell, by Jove I HIS AKKKC1 ION MM HIS FATHER. 41 chapkl Street, I Albany, N. Y., July lo, 1809.) # My Dear Phillips:? I have been studying in mv mind how to show you some permanent token of my regard ror your efficient irieudship in battling thus ior "Warwick." I have at lust hit upon something which I think will gratify you and at the same time be a memo rial, anmng a higher order ol Intellects than those wni> rea l novels, ot my regard and gratitude. The life of m.v first Chancellor (Livingston), by the ap probation of his ntecc, Mrs. William B. Astor, is to be dedicated to her. The lite ol my last Chancel- , lor, whose legal lame is well known among the Chancery jurists of England, and which life shall lie I he fullest and ablest my pen can trace, the lire i or Chancellor Walworth, will be dedicated to my friend Morris Phillips, that in every public library oi this land and or l.ngland a memorial ol my aiTec tlon mav remain when 1 am gone, (foil bless yon. Your friend, M. T. WALWORTH. MANSFIELD T. WALWORTH WAS A MASON. My lather was (irand Master of Masons In this State, being clccted Grand Master In June, 1S63, and a most zealous Mason he was toe. I atu col lecting all his Masonic history to Insert In hts lire, as I am of all Chancellor Livingston's Masonic history who was also (irand Master ol this state. Chancellor Walworth was also a member of the "Inerrable and Subllm ? Grand Lodge of Perfeo tlon.'' I have myseir peen initiated In three de grees of Masonry, and am consequently a Master Mason, and all of my father's superb suits of Ma i sonic rcfcalia have fallen to me. Three of my Chan ; eel! ors?wal worth, Uviugston and Lansing? were I Masons, and I shall Insert in their lives all Masonic | incidents I can collect. Mr. Phillips has many more private letters in hia possession of a similar nature, but these few ex tracts servo to show that every question has tta bright as well as Its dark side. THE JONES' WOOD BALLOON ASCENSION. The balloon ascension at Jenes' Wood yesterday was not a success. A very small crowd was as sembled to witness It. The balloon was not charged with suiliclent gas, and instead of carry ing the aeronaut as far as Flushing, L. I., as h? promised it would, it landed him on the green shore of ulackwell's Island, and the spectators, with laughter, accepted the accident in its satirical light. The festivities of the picnic continued dur ing the evening. unmindful of the chagrin or the balleon man and the passing disappointment cause 1 by the failure oi his attempt. BOARD OF POLICE. Appointment* of Physicians. At a meeting or the Hoard of Police hcid jester- < day afternoon the rollowing physicians were ap pointed .Ninth precinct', W. H. Ensign, 44? Wc?t Twenty-fourth sticct: fifteenth prednct, s. It. El liott. 726 Broadway : Eighteenth precinct, J. P. Fer guson, 100 East Nineteenth street; Nineteenth pre cinct. J. Kobie, 'i05 East Fiftieth street, and J. V. S. Wooiey. l*>3 Kast Seventy-eighth street; Twenty first precinct, 11. D. Kicoll, *17 Madison avenue, and Joseph Worster, 115 Kast 130th street; Twenty-*e<v ond precinct, S. B. Ward, 2o? West Ferty-second street; Twentr-nlnth precinct, A. P. Morrow, IIS West Thirty-fourth street; Thirty-Unit product, F. Ji. Kftborg, -tfi West Jflftj aecyuU #UcoW

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