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'MID FLOWERS AND MUSIC
MAXT BEAUTIFUL CELEBRATIOHS
OP TUB RESURRECT105.
Euttr Day "Was Brlcht and Clear,
and Thousand Filled Portland
Churches With Praise.
Easter day dawned bright and clear.
All nature seemed to rejoice that the
penitential Lenten period U past, and
smiled on the anniversary of the resurrec
tion of Christ. Although the streets ot
Portland were thronged -with people, the
only Easter observances of note were at
the churches. The attendance at these
was very large. Elaborate musical pro
grammes had been announced at many
places of worship, and they proved a good
drawing card, for the churches were pack,
ed. The musical directors and the choir
members of the different churches ac
quitted themselves most creditably, for
the music was very fine. In most ot the
churches the floral decorations were
worthy of note, and it is a splendid com
mentary on the climate and the resources
of Oregon to say that many of the most
lovely ot the flowers grew In the open air,
and the hothouses were scantily drawn
The delightful weather was most aus
picious for the display of Easter milli
nery, and It was a display that excited
admiration. Not only a few, but scores
and hundreds ot lovely costumes were
seen In every church, and In every part
of the city. Nearly all the costumes u era
entirely new, and there were few people
whose hearts were not gladdened with
the possession ot at least a partly new
"MOKE TIIAX CONQUERORS."
Her. TV. S. Gilbert's Sermon at Cal
Music and decorations at Calvary Pres
byterian Church were equal to the high
est Easter expectations. In adorning the
auditorium, simplicity and grace, without
any show ot lavishncss, dominated the
ideas of the designers. Colled about the
columns were immense vines of ground
pine, the candelabra were draped with
light flimsy bunches of green, and tho
organ loft was a tossing front of dainty,
wlsplsh branches, flowers and vines.
Huckleberry branches, barely sending
forth their tender green leaves, were ar
ranged above, giving the whole a light,
airy aspect. Great bunches of fruit blos
soms were scattered below, and several
large bouquets of the same flowers were
on the pulpit. In the center was one
lone bunch of lilies, holding the Easter
idea in the midst of tho woodland effect.
Music was under the direction of
Mrs. Mann, with Miss Fisher as organ
ist, and freely sustained the reputation of
the choir for excellent work. Mrs. Mann's
solo, "I Know That. My Redeemer
Llveth." was full of sympathy with the
theme, and gave expression both to the
artistic value of the subject and the spirit
which was so much in keeping with the
day. Mrs. Sherman D. Brown's violin
obligato in the solo, "The Day of Resur
rection," was intensely in touch, and her
nrloso with the organ was exceedingly
well executed. The chorus work, as usual,
gave evidence of careful and enthusiastic
training and persevering work. Its strong
est point probably being enunciation a
quality too much overlooked often In
The pastor. Rev. W. S. Gilbert, preached
from the text. "We are more than con
querors through him that loved us."
Romans vl 11:37.
He said In part:
"Calvary and Easter Day ore but a
day apart. The disciples turned away
irom tne tomo in which Christ was laid,
and out of their grief and despair cried,
He it was who should have redeemed
Israel. They turned away from the open
tomb, from which the master had risen,
and gave the voice of triumph that still
thrills the world: Thanks be to God
who glveth us the victory through our
Lord Jesus Christ." 'Christ is risen' has
echoed and re-echoed In all the earth since
that first Easter morning, and Is today
our victory. 'Christ Is risen' cries tha
mourner out of her tears, and grief is
conquered by hope. 'Christ is risen' cries
the penitent out of his awakened life and
peace Is born. 'Christ Is risen' is the note
of triumph for every struggling life till
we are enabled to say to whatever this
world may place against us, 'We are
more than conquerors through him that
loved us." Christ Is risen, what shall we
fear? Christ is risen; of whom shall we
be afraid? Christ Is risen! and who shall
separate us from hit love?
"Shall tribulation? 'We glory In trlbu
latlon; for tribulation workcth patience,
and patience experience, and experience
hope, and hope maketh not ashamed be
cause the love ot God is shed abroad In
our hearts.' And did not our master say,
'In the world ye shall have tribulation;
but be of good cheer, I have overcome
the world." Did not our master have
tribulation and endure? Did he not
through tribulation triumph? Whoever
follows him may also be more than con
"Shall distress? Go, ask those who have
sorrow. Ask those who have heavy bur
den. Ark those who are full of affliction
wherein lies their victor', and looking up
from their griefs they will reply. These
light aiHlctldns are but for a moment.
Did not our master also suffer more than
we? Was not he a man of sorrows? Was
not he poor? Was not he tempted? Was
not he betrayed by friends, mocked,
scourged, misunderstood, misrepresented,
crucified? And did not he. in all. triumph
gloriously? Answer, did he not? Then "n
him we. too, shall triumph.
"Shall persecution or famine or naked
ness or perl or sword? The battle of life
may be hard fought, but our leader hai
triumphed. None of these things can
overcome us. for In all these things In
all earth can offer we are more than
conqueror, for wo are persuaded that
neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor things pres
ent, whatever they may bo, nor things
to come, whatever they may be, shall b
able to separate us from the love of God
which Is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
"The Christ risen, only he, gives us
victory In life and victory in death! What
man is there whose heart has not of timet
been stirred by the question of old, th
question asked by Job in the far distant
past, the first question ever lifted upward
by man: 'If a man die shall he live
again?- Christ risen is the answer, the
only answer. There may be some who
may think that death ends all; who
stand by the cold lifeless clay and say.
This is the end;' who pick up the empty
chrysalis and say. 'Here perished the life.
But by the risen Christ life and im
mortality were brought to light, and by
tha open tomb this world may say: 'We
know that our redeemer llveth," and 'be
cause he lives we shall live also.'
"But Is this all of the battle In which
we are to be conquerors? Is It enough
that we triumph over the things earth
may offer against us. and over the last
foe, that wo ourselves may enter Into
life? Were not the risen roaster's last
words. 'Go ye Into all the world, to all
nations, that ye may lead the world to
GodT Shall we falter? Is the task too
great? Is the world too large? Is the
kingdom of darkness too strong? Re
member tho Master's word. 'I. If I be
lifted up. will draw nil men unto me.
The risen Christ lifts the world. The
triumphant cry of missionary labor at the
close of this century ls'We are more
than conquerors through him that loved
us.' The kingdoms of this world are fast
becoming the kingdoms of our Lord and
of his Christ.
"Shall we recall how that Christ ap
peared to Mary and to Peter and to the
two on the way to Emmaus, and to the
ten. and a week later to the eleven,
and thro tp the disciples on the shores ot
Galilee, and then to 500 brethren at once,
and for 40 days was seen of men? Or how
that the disciples could not have been
deceived, and how that the resurrection
of Christ stands among the best attested
facts of history, and how that the
Church was founded upon this fact, after
the disciples had scattered In despair
after the crucifixion: and how that the
very leaders In the crucifixion and In the
early persecutions became converts to
the fact of Christ's resurrection?
"No! "While we are glad to recall all
these things and to remember all tha
sacred events of the first Eastertide. It
Is as praise, not as proof! Shall the hero
of Gettysburg spend all the rest of his
life trying to prove that victory was won
at Gettysburg? No. The United Nation
Is the victory. We would this day exult
In the victory and power of Christ's resur
rection. Christ Is risenl We are more
than conquerors! And ell the world is
full of victory."
"RISE WITH CHRIST."
Easter Services at Grace Methodist
The sermon at Grace Methodist Episco
pal Church was by the pastor. Rev. Hugh
D. Achlson, who selected for his subject,
"Risen With Christ." The text was. "If
ye be risen with Christ, setk those things
that are above." Among other things he
Today we celebrate the crowning act
of redemption. Christmas la the day ot
promise: Easter is the day ot triumph."
The minister discussed the dcctrlne of the
resurrection from three aspects:'
First As a historical fact. Christianity
Is more than a philosophy; It Is a histor
Second Christ's resurrection Is a pledge
of our rtsurrtctlon, and Is a proof of hu
Third Tho resurrection la a doctrine
teaching the reality of spiritual llfo.
The musical programme was excellent.
It began with the organ prelude, "Laus
Deo." and Included, "Sing we Alleluia
Unto Him." by Adams; "O Joycus Easter
Morning," by S.hnccker, and 'Tne Light
of the World," by Adams, sung by Miss
The altar and pulpit were tastily deco
rated with white lilies and lilacs.
An Easter celebration was given at S
o'clock by the Sunday school, under the
direction of S. S. Gillespie, the superin
tendent, assisted by ML-j Blanche Sot en
son, choir director, and Mrs. E. M. Ber
The programme published In The Sun
day Ortgonlan was execute! in an admir
able manner. The musical numbers In
cluded the solo. "Dawn of Hope," by
E. Drake; 'The Easter Aliar Cloth," by
Miss Bertha Matlock; "An Easter With
Parepo," by Miss Athelene Deilx; "Mes
sige of the F.owers," by Hazel Rlggs,
Florence Johnssn. Anabelle Foster;
"Mary." by Mas Christine Nil-son; "The
Palme." H. Russell Albee: 'The Lord ot
Life Is Risen," by the Oregon male quar
tet, and a pnntom.me. "jesi.E. Lover o!
My Soul," by Miss L'.l.ian Blsbee.
AT SECOND BAPTIST.
Sermon on "Three-Fold Power of the
Rer. Ray Palmer preached at the Sec
ond Baptist Church yesterday morning on
"The Three-fold Power of Christ's Res
urrection." Mr. Palmer took for his text
"Tho power of hid resurrection." Phil.
111:10, and among other things said:
"Paul's prayer Is sublimely significant;
That I may know the power of his resur
rection.' Is this but a superficial play
upon words? Or do we find! here a mine,
richer by far than Golconda; a fountain,
perennial and powerful? Is there a pow
er of tho resurrection, transcending all
other power? A power, irresistible, om
nipotent and universal? There Is.
"In his Incarnated life, there Is a power.
Incalculable; In that life. Immaculate and
beautiful, that tallest mountain of man
kind, forever robed in the pure white
garments of glistening grace and glory.
Power, there Is, also In his death. The
expiring groans of our Lord sent a thrill
not only to the extremities of his being,
but to the heart of the earth, rending
rocks and moving mountain.
" 'He hath tasted death for every man":
"He died for our sins"; "He was wounded
for our transgressions, he was bruised for
our Iniquities, the chastisement ot our
peace was upon him. and with his stripes
we nre healed." Calvary looks creation
ward, and tells of atonement for the sins
of the whole world, beginning with the
age of Abel. The scarlet thread of 'Re
demption by blood' runs through not only
the economy of grace, but the whole realm
of human life as well, whether we con
sider it domestically, socially or political
ly. The prayer of David: ''Create In me
a clean heart. O God; wash me thoroughly
and I shall he clean,' Is answered only In
Calvary's cry, 'Without the shedding of
b'ood there Is no remission." Neither one
nor all of the religions' of heathendom
propose to cleanse the red right hand,
elt'ier of Pilate or Macbeth.
"Mighty power In the death of Christ.
But beyond rll this Incomparably great Is
the 'power ff- his resurrection. 'For if we
have been reconciled by his death, much
more shall we be saved by his life. "
"THAT I MAY KXOW HIM."
Rev. W. T. Wardle'a Sermon at MIs
At the Mir pah Presbyterian Church
yesterday morning the services were ap
propriate to the day. Rev. W. T. War
die spoke from the text, 'That I May
Know Him. and the Power of His Resur
rection." In the course of his sermon,
Mr. Wardle said:
'There are dayn upon which hang and
turn the destiny of men and peoples. Days
when memory brings In. like a ship from
distant chores, the treasures of other
days. No day comes to us so richly laden
as Easter. We glory In National cele
brations and achievement, but this day
comes to rich and poor with Its benedic
tion ot flowers and song and Its me?sago
ot hope and cheer. The darkest scenes
of earth, from which all men shrink, by
tho facts of thla day are Illumined with
light that streams from heaven and from
"Think of the power of Christ's resur
rection. Thta Is our need as 'twas Paul's.
Here is the power of a living Savior, of a
powerful Savior, of a sympathizing, for
giving Savior. Here is the fulutlon lo
another and larger life, for which every
noble soul yearns. The vistas of the fu
ture, the glories of the beyond, .the step"
by which we ascend, these are ours, a.i
we realize that In him who conquered
death and the grave have we power to
become like him. Ah, this Is Earner, not
only of flowers and song, but of hopes
realized, of promises fulfilled."
"HE IS XOT HERE, DIT RISEX."
Impressive Services at St. David's
Appropriates to Eastertide, the service
at. St. David's Episcopal Church was on
the subject of the "Resurrection." Tha
decorations were beautiful and artistic,
consisting of floral symbols of white feath
ery blossoms, tropical plants and purs
white Easter lilies. The special music by
the" white-robed choir was .very flno and
deserving of mention. Rev. George B.
Van Waters, rector, preached on the
"Resurrection." taking for his text St
Luke xxlv-C: "Why seek ye the living
among the dead? He is not here, but Is
risen." He said In part:
"These words were uttered by the holy
angels, and were calculated to put lo
flight the sorrow of the disciples for their
Master. It was no time to mourn, but
a day of rejoicing and gladness, for the
grave had given up Its own, and the
'Lord Indeed was risen.' For that proc
lamation the early churches were willing
to endure opposition and even death. For
this belief the Lord's disciples suffered
terribly, but we nil know that they were
rewarded with a home near the beloved
If the church members of the present,
they of this century, were to realize
thoroughly the meaning; of ths resurrection
and to receive It Into their -very lives "Christ Our Passover," by Shepperd, was
and hearts, they would be better Chris- suns; by the chorus. The solos were ren
tiana and have more Influence. It Is be- j dered by the Misses Springer and Stanton,
cause we only half believe it and are so and Mr. George Watklns. "So Shall It
Indifferent that our influence and power I Be in That Bright Morning." by Porter,
for good are not greater. was Impressively sung by Miss M. Stan-
"Christ's natural body waa resurrected, ton. At the morning service Rev. J. B.
In him there was an Inherent power j Lister, of Eugene, presented the resur
that resisted decomposition. Dissolution ! rectlon of the Christ as related to the
of bis body waa Impossible, because Christ missionary work In America and the
was divine and, therefore, sinless and in- j whole world,
corruptible. I Rer. J. P. Ohormley preached in the
"It was for us. for you and for me. that I evening, taking for his theme: "The
he bore the agony of the cross and went ' Power of His Resurrection." A number
down Into the silence and gloom of tho .of people were received into the fellow
tomb. And It was for us that he said, nip of the church, and the services ot
O grave, where U thy victory, O death,
where Is thy stlr.gr It Is this that makes,
It possime ror us to say caimiy wnen
we lay some loved one away forever.
Thy will. O Lord, not mine, be done.' "
EASTER AT THE CATHEDRAL.
Rev. J. C. Hashes Delivers Sermon,
and the. Music "Was the Feature.
Solemn pontifical high mass was cele-
bratcd at the Cathedral yesterday by
Archbishop Christie, assisted by a number
OREGOX FIOTfEHR OF 1843.
Amour tha sturdy plonaers of 1843, none hold a more honorable place among those who
know them than Reuben Cant, now living at Philomath. Benton County. He was born
In Franklin County. Indians. May 16, 1818, and henca lacks but a few weeks of being 82
years of age. The immigrants of 1843 to a large degree were compelled to leave then
wagons at The Dalles, and cause tbalr families and effects to ba taken to the Wlllamett
Valley by way of the Columbia river on rafts of bateaux. This waa tha experience of Mr.
Oant. In tha Spring ot 1S43 Samuel JC Barlow, having aecured a charter, began opnlox
a road over tha Cascadea. In thta enterprise Mr Cant had a part, and when the road
waa completed he drove the first team over tb route. He aettled on a donation claim 10
rallea southwest of McMlanTllle, which he aUU owns. Having learned the trade of chalr
maker In the "atata of hla Clrth. be found himself much in demand In the early days In
making chairs for hla neighbors, abme of which are atlll in use after a lapse of BO years.
About seven yeara ago he removed to hla preaent noma. Mr. Cant married Mlia Nancy
Goodrich, on August 0, 1840. Dy this union then were eight children, ill of whom are now
living, aa follows: John W. Cant and Mrs. W. J. Sargent, Dellevue, Tambill County; Mrs.
George W. Sawyer and Henry Oant. Palouae. Wash.? Mrs. B. P. Mitchell. ChehalU. Wash
ington; Mr. J. A. Henkle, Portland. Mrs. Oant died on January II. 1863. Mr. Gant re
mained a widower until June It. 1S92, when ba married Mrs. Jane Flnlayson. During his
long Ufa Mr. Gant has been an energetic, rsourcful man. and, now. in hla later years. h
la enjoying the fruits of bis early labors, with highly respected descendants tn two states.
of priests. The altar was beautifully
decorated with flowers and many lights,
and presented a magnificent appearance.
Rev. J. C Hughes delivered the sermon.
Ho spoke in an eloquent manner on the
beautiful mystery of the resurrection of
Christ, and compared It with the resurrec
tion ot the soul from sin.
The musical programme, which was con
ducted In an able manner by Dom J. Zan,
was very elaborate. The rendition of
Gounod's mass was considered to have
been tho finest ever given In Portland.
Mrs. Walter Reed's solo was beautifully
given, her magnificent contralto being so
well suited to Catholic music The soprano
solos by Miss Watt were alto well execut
ed. She fairly outdid all her previous
efforts. Mr. Hogue's singing of tho
"Sanctus" was probably the best rendition
of it ever given In the Cathedral.
Dom J. Zan's solo at the "Gloria" was
executed In a masterly manner, he being
In fine voice. Mrs. Agatha Kelley pre
sided at the organ In an efficient manner.
Following Is the musical programme:
"Ecce Saeerdoa" rtampta
Mlsa Watt, Mr. Horue, Mr. Zan.
Miss Watt. Mr. Ilogue and Mr. Zan.
"Haee Dlea" Wlezand
"Agnus Del" Oounod
Mlis Watt and Mr. Horue.
FLOWERS IX PROFX'SIOX.
Elaborate Floral and Musical
play at Taylor-Street.
The Interior of Taylor-Street Methodist
Church was never more beautiful than It
was yesterday morning. The decorations
of plants and flowers In commemoration
of the Resurrection were very lovely. The
pulpit, the altar and In fact the entire
church was banked and festooned In
flowers. White dogwood and lilac pre
dominated, and white apple blossoms
were In profusion. Suspended from the
gallery and the pillars were biskets ol
flowers nnd garlands tn graceful festoons.
They filled the windows, and were draped
around the pews. The musical programme
was good, and Included "Laus Deo." by
Mrs. Worrcn Thompson; "Easter Vows."
by Dr. Cummlng; "Hosanna," by Miss
Mac Dearborn, and "The Earth Is tha
Lord's." by Miss Emma Allen.
Dr. Kellogg, the pastor, preached a very
appropriate sermon on "Why Galilee?",
taking for his text St- Matthew xxvlicio.
In his discourse he explained why Christ
seemed to prefer Galilee as a scene for
his great work.
Finsr ciinisTiAX ciicncn.
Xcvr Members Were Received at
Elaborate preparations had been made
for celebrating the day at the First Chris
tian Church. The floral decorations were"
beautiful, consisting of two banks of ferns
and flowers bleeding hearts and: Cali
fornia lilies, and potted plants.
The music wls under the direction ot
Professor W. F. Werschkul. and the large
chorus rendered the anthems of the day
In a manner which reflected great credit
upon themselves and the leader. At the
morning service Miss- Maud Springer sang
"Resurrection" In her own sweet, im
pressive way: and "Jesus Has Risen."
by Straub, was sung by the chorus. Miss
Gilbert and Miss Banxer taking the solos.
"My Redeemer Llveth." by Noyse. was
Impressively rendered by a double quar
tet. Miss Bertha Williams singing the
solo. At the evening-service, "The First
Begotten from the Dead," by Blumen
scheln. was sung by Miss Viola Gilbert,
which greatly pleased the "arw e audience.
we enure day.were very impressive .u
AT THD CATHEDRAL,
Pontifical Hlh Mass Ottered by the
Mnat Ttv. Alexander Christie offered
jup solemn pontifical high mass at 8L
Mary's Cathedral yesterday morning. The
services were bolemn and impressive, and
the congregation was very large. The
music was more than ordinarily good.
Gounod's "Messe Solenelle" was rendered
with orchestral accompaniment- The
numbers on the programme were made up
from Gounod. Llddle, WIegand and
Ramplfc The floral decorations were un
usually beautiful, and nothing of the
kind more artistic has ever been seen In
the city. The whole scheme was an effect
In lilac and white. The flowers used were
white dogwood, calla lilies, carnations and
a plentiful display of srollax, with a tew
MAXY CALLA LILIES.
Beautiful Decorations at St. Steph
en's Episcopal Church.
The decorations at St. Stephen's Epis
copal Church were at least equal to any
In the city. A bouquet of 120 calla lilies
and several hundred yards of smllax from
a friend In Southern California made a
good beginning, while added to this were
numerous clusters ot lilacs and Scotch
broom. In front of the font hung a
draped curtain ot smllax, from the cen
ter of which dropped a white dove, rep
resenting the Holy Ghost. A handsome
altar cross, the gift of Mrs. Caroline, in
remembrance of her mother, the late
Sablna A. Rasch. stood prominently on
the altar, and was dedicated to the church
In the morning, at 11 o'clock.
Tho music was rendered by an aug
fnnMl hnlr find n. atrlnr nuartet. The
I numbers were well rendered, particularly
Hajdn's "Creation." Rev. Thomas Nell
Wilson, clergyman In charge, preached
two beautiful sermons, one In the morn
ing, and the other In the evening.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAX CHURCH.
Beautiful Easter Music Rendered at
Tho choir of the First Presbyterian
Church was assisted yesterday morning
by Professor Hidden, and a very elaborate
programme was admirably executed.
Among the musical numbers in the morn
ing praise service waa the Easter an
them. "Awake. Ye Saints, Awake," "Re
demption's Day," and Berg's "Recession
al." Tha evening programme was equally
The decorations were very artistic, with
out being at all elaborate. Pots of calla
lilies and lilacs were ranged around the
pulpit with pleasing effect- Both the
morning and the evening sermons, by the
pastor. Rev. Dr. Edgar P. Hill, were
appropriate to Resurrection day.
Eaater Services at Unitarian Church
Easter day was an Interesting one at
the First Unitarian Church. The morning
service Included the ordinance of bap
tism administered to children. The Eaater
responsive service was very Impressive
and the sermon on "Immortality," by
Rev. William R. Lord, was an able dis
course. After the sermon. Rev. Dr. Eliot
conducted the communion service. ' This
was followed by a short but pretty Easter
service by the children of the Sunday
school. The offering was for Home Mis
sion work. Tho musical programme was
not very long, but It was an excellent one.
For the offertory, Mme. Jennie Norelll
sang "If With All Your Hearts,"
AT ST. MARK'S.
Splendid Maale Was the Order of the
The decorations at St. Mark's Episco
pal Church, on Nineteenth and Qulmby
streets, were of a simple order, yet were
very effective. On the altar waa placed
dogwood, calla lilies and ferns. In pro
fusion, and also a huge cross of season
able flowers, which was made by tbe chil
dren of the Supday school, .The windows
alternately held white and purple lilacs,
the odor of which was charming-. Hung
across the front of the church was a
floral piece bearing in striking letters.
"Christ Has Risen."
The music was exceedingly good. The
choir haa been practicing for this occa
sion for a considerable time. Van Bosk
vlck'a 'Te Deum" and the "Processional"
were the prettiest selections at the morn
ing service. The music was chiefly by
Gilbert, among which were his "Kyrie"
and "Sursum Corda." The music at the
evening service, however, was the best
of the day. and Included Simper's "Mag
nificat." "Nunc Dlmlttla" and his anthem,
"King of Kings."
Features Were Larue Consrrestatioas
and Pine Muale.
The choir at the First Congregatlonallst
Church yesterday morning rendered a
well-arranged programme In a pleasing
manner to a large congregation. The
rendition of the numbers was marked by
the finest harmony and expression, which
waa specially notable In the simple hymn
anthem. "Savior. Who Died for Me." The
quartet, "Awake. Glad Soul, Awake,
Awake," was sung In most effective man
ner, and had been most fittingly chosen
to give the closing theme of the day's
Mrs. Bauer sang "I Know That My Re
deemer Llveth" in her usual artistic manner.
EASTER OX THE EAST SIDE.
Beantlful Floral 'Decorations at All
At nearly all the East Side churches
yesterday, morning or evening. Easter
services were held. Decorations of lilies,
wild dogwood bloom and lilacs adorned
tho altars. At the Centenary Church Dr
Rockwell spoke with eloquence 'of' the
risen Christ, while the music proclaimed
the Joyful event. At this church. Mrs. E.
S. Miller, one of Portland's sopranos who
Just returned from New York, strength
ened the choir. At the Forbes Presby
terian Church the decorations were par
ticularly noteworthy and attractive. Hero
tho services were made lnterstlng by the
ordination and Installation of the newly
elected elders. At fbe Sunnyslde Congrega
tional Church the evening was given up
to the Sunday school In a special Easter
service. Here the decorations were artls-
aTm , i., L .. a " I ed with as big an audience as the bulld
'"an' , 'r 5nfr!?i?.hAr.edt !W could accommodate.many. being una-
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gramme had been Prepared, and waa fine-
ly rendered. Rev. EL T. 81mpson conduct-
ed the services. The Sundar school of
Trinity Methodist Church had Easter serv-j
I J ", V . "rcneslra- ren-
dered special music At the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church the services were all
appropriate to Easter, The decorations
were elaborate. The Calvary Baptist
Church was handsomely decorated yester-
day with a profusion of dogwood bloom
and early Spring blossoms.
RESITRRECTIOX A FACT.
Sermon by Father Black, at St. Fran,
The services at St. Francis' Church.
East Side, were of great interest, and
attended by a large congregation. All tha
way through the resurrection was the up
permost thought. The music of the mass
was especially fine. Miss Pauline DeWItt
was the organist, and Emll Thellhorn vio-
Innta bte0ndC,r,reneefr,nf " ' IJrT tn. e&!rm..t.r and oA
Cb.11. rff, harmony ,st The oelectlons were all full ot
faVmT JSfSiJSi 2l at the close of d, and the eXuUant Jor ot Eastcr
the mass delivered a most eloquent sermon Ua" he .-re teum." by Kotzschmar.
Trrti.i. m t . . . , being an especially grand outburst of song.
..J?. Jf?.u ? "feed o the Mnch varlet. and color were glven ,t br
students of Catholic schools who were tne 8mall duet8 trIos and soprano solos
studying for the priesthood, and declared for iys' voices Introduced Into It. Bc
they had a special claim upon Catholics I sIdea theee there was a very delightful
for support and encouragement- Then he i tenor soo. by Mr. James White and an
took up the subject of the resurrection. . enjoyable bara solo by Harry McCraken.
and said that the day had a special slg- -n,,, "Easter Anthem," by Cooke, was al
niflcance with Catholics, and they could most entirely for chorus, showing off to
rejoice without restraint upon aucn an oc- gt advantage the unison work of the
caalon. Rapidly and with gTeat force -,. ?,,,- nt thMr !nHni- in which
Father Black then went over the points
oi uio reaurrccuon, ana me cumulative
proof ot Its having been a reality. He
declared that It was not a dream,
but an established fact. The evidence
Is ot such a nature, he said, that
the resurrection cannot be disputed, and
there Is no uncertainty about it, or the
faith founded upon it. The great Roman
seal had been placed on the tomb, Roman
soldiers had guarded the entrance, and
yet Christ had come forth In spite of all
these precautions, and appeared to his
astonished disciples. Father Black said
that the resurrection of the Savior was
not disputed by the authorities, but they
attempted by bribes and threats to cover
up the fact. They wanted the knowledge
of It concealed from the world, although
admitting the fact- And so, the speaker
said, the Catholic church has reason to
rejoice that the reurrectlon Is a reality
and that Its faith rests on a fact that Is bal and the missionary. If the cannibal
as firm as the arm of the Almighty him- should eat the missionary, the latter
self, a fact on which rests the salvation would become quite as surely a constituent
of the world. Father Black spoke with part of the cannibal's body aa though he
great eloquence on this, the cardinal doc- had eaten bread In place ot eating mis
trine of the Catholic church, and held the slonary. There would therefore, on the
attention of the large congregation to the day of Judgment, be two claimants for
close ot hU discourse.
SERVICE OF SOXQ.
Easter Programme at the Sunnyslde
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by the Sunnyslde Methodist Church, by """fcf'v'V'h'Tf-, "l V0
the Sunday school, was very elaborate reafon, to thInk ,hat the 'nfant who "e
and attractive. A large audience was ,wl ?ys remain an Infant: on the con
present. After the organ voluntary, by D. "jr. "V o0OTf'P ,to maturity
Crockett, and the anthem. "Christ Is ' "u"h "'"V mve,ana.utnan 0!? we art
Risen." V the choir. C. A. Gatxka. su- , S" Thto theory of the resur-
ptrlnlendeni, made an address of greet
ing. Tlren Ullowed tne nymn, -au rau
the Power of Jesus' Name," by the Sun
day school and congregation. "Resurrec
tion." by a class of boys, was very ef
fective, and "Easter Bells" was by Ear
Sweetland, Leona Insley, Ruby Starr and
Hanna Barnes. The recitations by Edith
Dundee, Ella Shearer, Ethel Barnes, Har
old Kendall, Walford Wlstrand. Olive
Wilcox. Alice Hanson. Vera Miller and
Florence Starblrd were especially enter
taining an dappropriate to the occasion.
The music was specially excellent. The
chorus, under the charge ot Miss Thomas,
was greatly enjoyed. "Easter Messages,"
by Pearl Nestburg. Nina Walker, Opal
Jarvls, Helen Brown and Helen Wilcox,
was finely rendered. The choir, under the
charge ot Professor C A. Walker, gave
a number of tery fine selections during
the evening. 'Tell All the World Today."
t-ward the close of the evening, was given
by the choir, with fine effect, and the an
ther. "Beautiful Golden Gate," by Miss
May Thomas and chorus, was well ren
der, d. Rev. S. A. Starr, D. D.. pastor,
toward the close of the evening's exer
cise", spoke briefly, setting out tho sig
nificance of Easter In appropriate words.
The church was tastefully decorated for
the occasion, and the exercises were high
ly Impressive and enjoyable to the large
EASTER AT TRINITY.
Beautiful Decorations and
Mualc Larse Collection.
Easter services at Trinity were very
beautiful and appropriate, and. as usual
i on such occasions, the church was crowd-
ble to And seats. The decorations, under
I the charse. ot the chancel Society, were,
, of course. manly in green and white,
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A stately row of Easter lilies extended
I along the wall on either side of the altar,
above which shone a crces of electric
lights, softly Illuminating the white purity
0f the altar- lilies. At the base of th'a
crosa wa & drooping clump of ferns.
' palms and yuccas filled all the available
space In the chancel. A great basket of
white lilacs was swung over the choir
stalls, the font being filled with purple
clusters. A wreath of Easter l'lle
crowned the tectum, while the pulpit
was banked with branohes of the pepper
tree of California. The chancel screen,
which separated the choir from the con
gregation, was twined with ferns, callan
and yellow sprays of Scotch broom.
The work of the vested choir of 23 men
and boys was marked by the usual spir
ited vigor of attack, unanimity of phras
ing and careful treatment of the nuances.
the result being greatly to the credit of
tney have always been particularly strong. 1
tw Morrison's sermon departed mate-
rlally from the stereotyped form of the
ordinary Easter sermon. It gave a clear
and forcible exposition of the resurrec
tion In Its more practical aspects, show
ing the absurdity of the old-fashioned, or
thodox Idea on this subject, which ac
cepted literally the doctrine of a material
resurrection of the body. Without depart
ing in the least from the solemnity and
dignity of his usual pulpit style, he called
attention with some humor to the dif
ficulties which would have to be met In
thus summoning all the tiny particles and
members of each human body together
from all parts of the world. Thta would
be an unnecessary tax on the divine en
ergy. Moreover, there would be many In
stances In which this view of the question
would be attended by many complexities.
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the same body; and this was only one of
the many instances that might be brought
forward to show the endless confusion
such a theory of the resurrection entails.
In place of this, men will be resurrected
with spiritual bodies that are recognlza-
bio to one another by some other means
and more desirable than the old theory,
which has been clung to by the Christian
world through so many centuries, but
which is now being discarded.
The amount collected at Trinity yes
terday was larger than any previous col
lection during the entire history of the
parish, being more than COOO.
RAILROAD ON FRONT. STREET
Franchise nn Act of Juxtlce to the
Southern Portion of the City.
PORTLAND. April 13. (To the Editor.)
In the argument before the street com
mittee relating to a franchise for a rail
road on Front street to be operated at
night time only, Mr. W. M. Ladd attempt
ed to show that the great majority ot
people interested were opposed to the
franchise, by showing that the majorlty
on the street were opposed. But they are
not, by any means, the only ones Inter
ested. The various manufacturing estab
lishments along the river front from Jef
ferson street to the clly boundary, a
stretch of three miles, are Interested In
getting an outlet for their product?, and
in being placed on an equality with like
establishments In other portions of the
city. and. not only are they Interested, but
every property-owner of Portland south
of Washington street Is Interested, as 6iich
an outlet would tend to keep business and
prices In all that part of Portland from
depreciating, as It would. If the franchise
Is denied, and the future manufactories
of Portland are driven down the river to
St. Johns. Taking all these Interested par
ties Into consideration, and the protestors
will be found In a most Insignificant '
minority. The fear expressed by them
that a railroad to be operated in the
night time only would affect their business
or Injure their property, does great Injus
tice to their Intelligence, and Is really
calculated to excite the ridicule. derUlon
and contempt of every Intelligent citizen
Mr. Winch, however. In his remarks
made a most pertinent suggestion. The
franchise Ehould not be granted without
making some changes and Imposing pome
restriction. The railroad company should
be compelled to keep In repair 12 feet of
the street, as on Fourth street, and then
on Front, as on Fourth now. If the rail
road company will keep It In the same
condition It will be the best portion of
the rtreet, and wllJ. bear the great burden
of travel. A section should also be added
restricting the switching charges to and
from the terminal grounds within city
limits at $2 50 per car. And another sec
tion mlsht be also added in order to dis
pel the great fears of the protestors, that
the franchise now granted should become
forfeited whenever the railroad company
should ask for an extension of the time
of traffic' or for any additional grants
whatever. WltJ these amendments added
there can be no reasonable objection to
the franchise. It Is to be sincerely hoped
that the City Co.uncll of Portland w 11
pass thfci franchise as an act ot slmpla
Justice to the southern portion of the city,
and thus dlsabuss the growlne; sentiment
In the minds of a smal coterie of cap'
talists that they can, arlhout rhyme or
reason, run the Council and everything
else Just as they please. PROGRESS.
Hnnlman Pianos. Wiley B. Allen Co
TO KILL THE DANDRUFF GERM.
Is the Only Popnllile Way of Having;
n Permanent Cure.
If you see a woman or a man with lux
uriant glossy hair, you may bt sure neither
has dandruff to amount to anyt'alng. In
nearly every ca where women and mca
have thin, brittle hair, they owe It to
dandruff. There are hundreds tf prepara
tions that "claim" to cure dandruff, but
not one but Newbro's Herplcldc tells you
that dandruff is the result of a, germ bur
rowing into the scalp, and tha t permanent
cure of dandruff and its consequent fall
ing nnd baldpe can only be. had by kill
ing the germ: and there la r o other prep
aration that will destroy t'aat germ but
Newbro's Herplclde. "Dest roy the cause,
vou rrmove the efwt."
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