Catholics Have a Beautiful Home.
The congregation of St. Peter’s Catholic church at Harpers Ferry are much pleased with their church since it has been thoroughly improved on the interior, and which was re-opened Sunday week, after services for the past four months had been held in the parish school house. The style of the architecture within is Gothic, and the color scheme of its decoration is amber and green, the ceiling being of amber with a delicate green border touched off with narrow bands of gold and the sides are green with wainscoting of oak finished in the natural grain to accord with the pews. The interior painting harmonizes with the new memorial windows which are of green and opaque amber background, with appropriate figures and inscriptions. They are for the following families: Tearney memorial, back of the sanctuary has the figure of St. Peter upon the main window, with two smaller windows on either side; in the church the altar containing scriptural figures and inscriptions are the gift of Mr. James Conway, for this mother and father and son, John; to George N. and Elizabeth Lynch; Mary A. Higgins; Thomas P. and Bridget Burleigh; Michael Doran; Dittmeyer memorial; Miles memorial, Dailey and Applegate memorial; O’Beirne memorial; to Murtha Walsh; to Michael Bowler; one; the gift of Patrick Higgins; to Mary Murphy, and a triple window in the front of the church to Joseph Barry and his wife. In the altar on either side are two marble statues, weighing some 300 pounds each of the Blessed Mother and Joseph memorials, the gift of the parishioners, as are the new brasses and fixtures in the altar. A set of Stations of the Cross, which will be received later, are made in Munich, Germany, and is the gift of James Clark of Cumberland. They are in high relief of stone composition, frames of old ivory; figures of delicate color with amber back-ground, made to match the general color scheme. The church is beautifully lighted by manay electric globes running along the nave of the roof and dropping from the ends of the pendants, and around the arch of the sanctuary. The altar is also refurnished with a handsome new velvet carpet.
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