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VOLUME X.-NUMBER 2239. CHARLESTON, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 18, 1873. EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
ms GO BRAGH!
ANOTHER BRILLIANT CELEBRA Tl ON
OF IRELAND'S FESTIVAL.
The Parade, the Services and the Fes?
tivities in the Evening-An Enthusi?
astic, Harmonious and Peaceful Cele,
The weather yesterday was as pleasant as
ceuld be wished for the celebration of St.
Patrick's Day, although the ? o y month ot
March was trae to Its character in putting In
an appearance of blow and bluster. A brisk
breeze from the northeast whirled up the dust
of the roadway into miniature siroccos, which
persisted In slanting Into the eyes of the pro?
cessionists, and caused some little discomfort,
bot with this exception the day was bright
and cheery, Just cool enough fer marching,
bat not cold enough to chill one Irish heart or
to abate In the least the honest and genuine
enthusiasm of the day.
THE STREET F A RADE.
A Handsome Military and Civic Dis?
play-Anniversary Oise o ar se hy
Bishop P?rsico-St. Patrick, the Great
Apostle of Ireland.
Tue procession formed in front of the
Hibernian Hall at about half-past nine o'clock.
At the head of the column stood St. Patrica's
Band attired In light gray uniform, with green
trimmings. The first position in the column
was occupied by the Irish Bine Club, which
paraded one hundred and twenty-six mee,
rank and file, and was under the command
of vice-President J. J. Grace, who was acting
president in the place ot President Armstrong,
the grand marshal oi the day. The uniform
of the Irish Bifle Club consists ol a gray single
breasted coat with stripes of green cord across
the breast, green cuffs and collars, black
pants and black Alpine hat pinned up on the
th?; left side with a gold harp upon a green silk
rosette, and ornamented by a long green plume
and green cord and tassels. Behind the Irish
Bifle Club- was the Irish Volunteer Bi'-ie Ci?o,
under the command of President P. L. O'Neill.
This club mustered one hundred aud seven
men, rank and file. Its uniform consists of a
double-breasted gray coat, with two rows of
palmetto buttons down the front, green caffs 1
and collar, black pants, and a black Alpine
nat, caught up on the left with a harp upon a
taft of green feathers. The uniform of this
club was remarkably fresh and neat in ap.
pearance, and attracted considerable atten?
tion. The third position was occupied by the
Irish Volunteers, which turned out forty-two
mien, and was commanded by President
"Bernard O'Neill. The uniform of the Voir, mee rs
is a dark blue double-breasted frock coat, with
two rows o? palmetto buttons down the front,
light bine pants with black stripes, and a
black Alpine bat with a green plume and ro?
sette on the left side. Next stood the United
' States Post Baad, attired In the artillery uni?
form of the United Slates army, the drum
major wearing an immense bear skin shako.
The St. Patrick'd Benevolent Society, ninety
three strong, headed by its portly president,
- Hr. James F. Slattery, occupied tbe place be?
hind the band. The members ot the society
were in citizens' dres?, 'out were distinguished
by wearing searls of green Bilk around
their necks. The St. Joseph's Total Ab?
stinence Beneficial Society brought up
the rear, and formed an imposing array ol
Juvenile faces. It was eighty-six strong, and
headed by President James F. O'Connell. Tbe
abstainers, like their brothers, the Knights of
Patrick, also wore citizens' dress, with a tri?
colored rosette and a small white silk badge
on the right ?appel of the coat. The grand
marshal. President James Armstrong, of the
Irish Rifle Cub, and his assistants, vice
Presidents D. W. Erwin, of the Irish Volun?
teer Bifle; Club, and James Co ??ero ve, ol'the
St. Patrick's Benevolent Society, were mount?
ed. The two first wore tbe uniforms of their
respective clubs, and the last being a member
of the organization wore the uniform ol the
irish Volunteers. The first rode a fine gray
bone, the second a lithe black animal, which
kept dancing from side to side, and was a
constant source of terror to the bystanders.
Assistant Marshal James Cosgrove bestrode
aa Iron gray charger, which possessed a stal?
wart form and majestic tread that would have
done honor to a Bucephalus, and his rider
flied the Baddie with tbe dignity of Alexan?
der. All being ready, the head of the column,
which stood at-the corner of Meeting and
Broad streets, flied to the left and counter?
marched np Meeting to Queen street, and
through Queen street to the Cathedral.
At the Cathedral Chapel
a large crowd had assembled on the street and
sidewalks loDg before the hour announced for
tba services to begin, and when, at a lew min?
utes before ten, the procession arrived at the
church, lt was greeted with loud cheers. The
doors ot the church were then thrown open,
and the edifice was very speedily Ailed, the
rifle clubs and societies occupying the pews in
the centre, and the children of the male and
female orphan asylums, ander the charge of
the Sisters of Mercy, beloe seated in front.
.Thegrand altar was very beautifully decorated
with bouquets of cut flowers, evergreens ana
holly .berries, and over the whole were two
large shamrock leaves formed of ivy and
flanked ateltb.t end by a barp composed of
cedar branches. The pillars lo the body of
the church were also decorated with clusters
of evergreens and flowers under each ot the
. - At a few minutes after ten the celebration
?of the grand blgh mass commenced, with the
-Bev. D. J. Quigley as celebrant," Bev. C. J.
Croghan, deacon; Bev. C. B. Northrop, sub
deacon, and Kev. H. P. Northrop, master of
ceremonies, and during the mass the beau tl
tul banner, presented to the Sr. Patrick's
Benevolent Society by the Bisters ol Mercy,
was brought to the chancel rall and blessed
by the Bight Bev. Ignatius P?rsico.
The anniversary discourse was then deliver?
ed by Bishop P?rsico. He said he could not
but be gratified at tbe sight of so vast a con?
gregation assembled ander the gracious Provi?
dence of God wita the noble object of paying
their tribute to one of ihe greatest pillars of
Christianity of any age, the patron of
their nation, the noble St. Patrick. The
Church of Christ has ever been most
zealous to guard tbe glory and honor of
her saints, because, first, they have the
precepts of Scripture, "Praise ye the Lord in
Wi saints," and "God ls wonderful in His
.saint*," and because the deeds and virtues of
the. saints are a manllestatlon of God on
earth, showing forth to us the glory of the
Divine mind. His pleasure was Increased be?
cause he bad the satisfaction of address! ne all
the clvlo and military societies that had
united to pay their tribute-societies that
^ere thc pride and glory of the whole City of
Charleston, and not only of that great (
lian community, but of the whole State
country. He greeted, drat, the St. Pati
Benevolent Society, a society which
truly benevolent, not only In name, but c
and whose members oot only practiced ch
among themselves, but beyond their
numbers, and had become renowned for
of far-reach io;.; benevolence, so that the
tera of Mercy, whose own works ol eelf-s
fleing charily were BO well known and dei
log of the gratitude ol the whole world,
thought it worth while tc work the beau
baoner which had been presented to t
and consecrated that morning. There
also the St. Joseph's Beneficial and Total
stlnence Society, an association which
already accomplished great good In the c
mun!ty, and which he was to have tho b<
and the pleasare of addressing more pari
larly io a lew days. He welcomed, also,
Irish Bifla Ciubj, which were compose*
generous, noble men, who were aesoclf
not only lor the purpose of defending
I peace of ihelr adopted land, If need be,
also to preserve the traditions of their c
beloved country; and the Irish Volunte
whose name was known here and abre
whose deeds had been spread throughout
length and breadth of the whole country, i
whose fl ig had been carried on a bund
American battle fields. The subject ol
discourse, he said, was one that was gc
and dear to every Irish heart-the glories
their country as brought to it by one of
glorious sons, the great prelate who \
pleasing to God, and who in the day of wr
became an atonement-and he need not
to them with what consolation he apo
. when he knew that every word would find
echo in the hearts of his auditors. St. Patri
be said, was not only the great patron ol tb
nation, but a great apostle. All the char
terlstlc marks of an apostle were united
him. The great Saint Bonaventu
the Franciscan, the monk of ll
order which, wi:h the children of St. Domln
were the great Instruments of the faith in Ii
tend at er St. Patrick, had said that the tr
Blgns of the apostle were, first, that he mt
be sent by that one who holds here on eat
the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ; sec?n
that he must maoifest the true apostolic ze
in all his missionary labor; and third, that i
must produce the effect, bring forth the In
that always fo'lows true apostolic labor. Trli
by these tests, ll was with pride and noble as
^faction that they found thu they all unlit
in St. Patrick, and proved that he was tm
the great Apostle ol Ireland. Briefly sketc
log the history of St. Patrick, he said he wi
the son of a noble Briton, and ???t relate
through his mother, to St. Marlin de Tour
His father a noble, and his molher
child of a long race of virtuous me
distinguished throughout Gaul, he wi
prepared l?y his birth for the great work tht
was before him. His education was tru
Christian and truly evangelical, and he w/
early distinguished for his great gilts. In h
early youth he performed miracles as was ri
lated by Catholic and non-Catholic author,
and while he was in his infancy he restore
sight to a blind man. When he was elzlee
years of age he was taken captive, probabl
by pirates In the pay of one of the Iris
princes, torn from his family, his native lan
and all lim be held dear, and carried on shir,
board to Ireland. Then il was that he turne
to God and devoted his life to His service. I
Ireland he devoted the six years ot lils cat
livlty to repentance, meditation, prayer an
preparation for the great work of bl
life. Then be had a vision in which a
angel appeared to him saying that his nam
was Victor, and he had been sent as hi
gnardlan angel, to he with him at all times t<
defend him. He told bim also to go to a cei
tain place on the shore, where he would fini
a vessel that would take him home. On golni
to the shore, he lound the vessel, but was a
first rudely repulsed, and was about turnlni
back to his captivity, when one rude sallo
called him back, and he was taken on board
Afterwards they had reason to bless the Provl
dence that had brought him to them, for ht
was the cause of the preservation ol the!
lives. They were driven on shore In a strangi
land, and had wandered 1er many days with
out food and almost without hope
when be prayed to Heaven ior as
sistance, and food was sent to them tc
Bustaln their lives. Then St. Patrick fount
bis way to his home, and again all the pleas
ares of the world were offered to him, but the j
did not influence him. He felt that he bad
been chosen by God 1er a great work, and he
had another vision in whlcb a great multi?
tude of youths and children implored him,
with outstretched arms, saylog, "Come to us
and Bave us." Then he bowed himself and
said, "Here I am. Let me bc an apostle to
Ireland." He went to Gaul and entered a
famous seminary where he completed his edu?
cation and his knowledge of religion. At that
lime the light of religion bad not penetrated
[ to Ireland. One mission to Ireland bad been
attempted, but it bad Tailed because tbe mis?
sion was reserved for St Patrick. He deemed
it his duty to repair to Borne to receive the
true mission from the head of the church, and,
going to Borne, be was commissioned by
Pope Celestine, and his name was changed to
that ot Patrick, as In the old dispensation the
name of Abram had been changed to Abra?
ham, and Sarai to Sarah, and in the new dis?
pensation the name of Simon had been
changed to Peter. Thus waa one of the char?
acteristic marks of an apostle found in St.
Patrick-In bis being sent by the head of the
i church on earth. The zeal et St. Patrick when
he began his labors in Ireland was like that of
the first apostles of Christ, When that little
band went loto the world to preach the gospel
to all people, the world laughed at them, but
they eDread Christianity over the whole lace
ol ihe earth, and when we reflect that there
are to-day three millions of men under arms
In Europe, not engaged !n war, but mere?
ly to keep the peace, how must we admire
those few apostles who, boldly dividing up
kingdoms between themselves, went out and
preached the word of God through all the
world, and even In Borne Itself, where the
proud neck of a mighty empire was made to
bow to one who had been nailed to a cross. So
it was with Su Patrick. His mission was a
remarkable one. In that It was carried out
without the shedding ol one drop of blood, for
In Ireland alone was Christianity introduced
wilhout the blood of one martyr of the church.
The Bishop then traced the steps of the
zealous missionary as he went from village to
I village, everywhere gathering converts to
the relijiion of Christianity, until l~ came to
Court of the Kin? at Tara In Meath, told how
the King, surrounded by the Druid priests
and by the tweet minstrels of Ireland bad be?
come convinced that he was a man of God,
and had embraced the Ctrlstlan religion, and
pictured the era ol Ireland's greatness, which
dated from that day, an.1 tn which youth
from all Europe came to th? institutions of
Ireland, as to the repository of all European
learning, to acquire their education. He n
told how, while the Saint waa still enga?
In his grep.t work, a British prince, who cal
himself a Christian, Invaded Ireland, s
taking advantage ol' the day of Pen
cost, when the flower of the Irish yoi
were assembled to receive the sacred rite
confirmation from the hands of the apost
the tyrant fell upon them with the swoi
killed, wounded and Imprisoned thousands
them. This was the first invasion of that lo
series of usurpations and outrages und
which Ireland bas been crushed, and t
Patrick felt the deepest sorrow. He iBsuec
brief of excommunication against the ty rai
and he made on that occasion a memoral
prayer In which he prayed, "Grant, O Gc
that I may never lose those children wbl
thou haBt given me." The results of the labe
of St. Patrick's life were embodied ai
foreshadowed in that prayer, and lt h
been answered. For fifteen hundre
years the prayer ' had lived, and tl
children of his faith were not lost. Near
four of those centuries had passed In pers
cutions, which might almost be called S
tanlc, when the ground of Ireland had bet
drenched with blood, and the sweet voices
nature had been drowned by the death cri
of martyrs, but the religion still lived, ai
the children of Ireland sthl lived In the tri
faith which was brought to their land by the
great apostle, St. Patrick.
The remainder of the mass was then eel
brated, the benediction pronounced, and the
the bands of the procession struck up a live
march, and the cathedral was soon emptied.
The Line of March.
The procession then reformed In Quee
street, with the right resting on Arcbda
street, and in t'.ie same order as before, e?
cept that two open carriages were placed d
redly in front ot the Post Band. One of thee
carriages contained the Bev. Messrs. Qulglej
Folcbl, C. B. Northrop and H. P. Northro]
The other contained the Bev. C. J. Crogha
and Hon. M. P. O'Connor. As ihe order t
march was given St. Patrick's Band con
menced to play the "Bonnie Blue Flag," an
the head of the column countermarched t
Sing street, and through Broad to East Baj
lL?>rce through Market to Heeling, up Meei
lr. g to Line, and back through KlDg, fl ase
and Meeting streets to the Hibernian Hal
where the parade was dismissed. Every wher
along the Une of march flags were displayed
and the streets and the fronts of houseB wer
thronged with spectators ot both sexes an
The procession presented an imposing nu
merlcal array and a floe appearance. Th
costly and beautiful bau nen carried by th
various organizations constituted a strlklnj
feature of the parade. The Irish Rifle CIul
carried two stands of colors, one of whlcl
was the beautiful little banner of green am
white silk which was presented to it by it
lady friends at a ball which look place in No
vember last. The other was a large Uniiei
States flag, borne by Private Dominic Spell
man. This flag constituted the reglmeota
solora of the day, and was carried In the cen tn
sf the column. The Irish Volunteer Rifle Clot
lore the elegant green and white Bilk flag
which was presented to them by lady frlendi
ast winter. The Irish Volunteers carried e
larger but somewhat similar flig which wai
presented to the old organization of the same
name in 1861 by Bishop Lynch. It was placee
upon a new staff of Irish oak, with a gili
battle-axe head, made and presented by Mr
D. A. J. Sullivan. The St. Palrlok'd Benevolen
Society carried a beautiful banner about tbrei
feet square, green on one side, displaying t
harp and the name of the society embrolderec
In gold. The opposite side Is white, upor.
which Is embroidered the figure of St. Patrick
attired in parti-colored vestments. It lc
bordered all round with a deep gold fringe,
and ls ornamented with gold cords and tassels.
This flag was a gift from the Sisters of Mercj
presented Just before the parade. The St,
Joseph's Society carried a flag on which wae
painted, In oil, representations of priests and
members of the society ministering to the
wants of the sick and needy. <
Banner and Baton Presentations.
When the St. Patrick's Benevolent Society
had assembled in the Hibernian Hall, before
the commencement of the parade, a commit?
tee ot three, consisting of Messrs. Thomas
Murphy and Patrick De wan and the president
of the society, Mr. James F. Slattery, entered
the ball with the beaulliul banner already de?
scribed and referred to as a gift from the Sis?
ters of Mercy. Mr. Slattery briefly stated that
the Sisters, in wishing to bestow some token of
regard upon the St. Patrick's Society, had
made the banner he held, and they experi?
enced great pleasure In presenting lt on the
present joylul occasion. The Bev. C. J.
Croghan, on the part of the society, made the
Gentlemen of the Presentation Committee
The devotion ol the kind Sisters of Mercy to
the hallowed name that we bear, and the
grand and glorious memories ot the past
which lt brings up. Inspired them to exhibit,
as we now see lt before us, this result of their
refined and cultivated taste in painting and
embroidery. Their feelings toward this socie?
ty have always been of the most kindly na?
ture, and Ingratitude cannot be alleged as one
of their failings. Because we, as In duly
bound, make an annual collection on this day
tor 'he orphans under their charge, and that,
Borne years ago, under our auspices, a peti?
tion in their oehalt was signed nye wry citi?
zen of Charleston who was approached on
the subject, with two or three exceptions,
these devout mothers ot Hie orphan and sis?
ters to the poor lose no occasion of manifest?
ing toward us good w ll and esteem. This,
their beautiful and magnificent gil!, this
grand and costly banner-significant alike ot
the aim and workings of our society-attests
the truth of my assertions. Assure them,
then, gentlemen of the committee, of the
thanks of the society for this precious gift,
and that ir shall be religiously preserved by
DB as a token of their friendship, and as a
memorial of their love and devotion toward
the land of Sr. Patrick.
Fellow members, let this noble banner be
to us more than a passing sign or a holiday
memento. Let il bu to us a constant memo?
rial of the duties of benevolence and active
charity which we took upon us to discharge
when we entered this society. It has on lt
the picture ot the patron Saint of Erin, and
that Implies a sacrifice of all those endearing
ties that blood, friendship and nationality en?
gender to the great work of enlightening our
ancestors, and ol dispelling the darkness that
enveloped them. We are not called upon to
make a eimilitr sacrifice. Without lenviog
home, family or lrlends we can discharge the
duties we have assumed. Let this banner
then serve to bring to our minds what we pro?
fess to be-members ot the St. Patrick's Be?
nevolent Sod- ty.
Before closing let me call your attenlicn to
the day on which you are to carry for the first,
time vonr beautiful banner. It is not the birth,
but the death ol St. Patrick that clothes lins
day with civil and religious rejoicing. There
are but two on the calendar of the church
whose brthdays are celebrated-one, the
spotless Virgin, the Mother ot the Incarnate
God, and Sr.. John the Baptist, who waB sanc?
tified in bis mother's womb. The reason of
this 1B obvloi'8. It is only when death arrives
that man's labors are ended-that the battle
ls over-tho viet >ry gained. Then, and only
till then, floes eternity dawn on the Just, and
with lt P. new life-a life eternal, which fears
no death and dreads no sorrow, where one
and the same spirit of perlect love reigns in
all, and where God la seen face to face. This
was the teaching of St. Patrick to our pagan
ancestors. Ana when death sealed thOBe be?
nignant eyes, and Bllenced that paternal voice
that brought truth and love and solace to the
hea t ot Erin, a burst of Joy broke forth and
filled the nation-Joy that his earthly career
ended In triumph-and that his death was but
the herald of unspeakable and never-ending
happiness. During the long centuries that have
since elapsed this Joy was carried beyond the
boundaries of th?, nailon, and ls now beard
and felt In every quarter or the globe-even
on the purging bosom ol the mighty deep.
Bat there is another reason why the'chil?
dren of Erin rejoice and exult on this day.
The memory of St Patrick ls dear to the heart
of every true Irishman, whatever may be bis
creed. Tue scene which 1 hero witness at?
tests this truth. The bones of our ancestors
are mingled with the sacred soil of Ire:and ?
our hearts then tura Instinctively with love'
and veneration to that land, and to whatever
she treasures and holds dear. First and
dearest does she hold her Apostle and Patron
and we to-day looking back ihroueh fourteen
centuiles behold the names of Erin and Ht.
Patrick so Intertwined through this vast
lapse of years that lt ls impossible to separate
them. May they live together and be loved
together when the names of her tyrants and
oppressors shall be wiped out and forgotten.
In the darkest days of ber affliction the mem?
ory and teaching of Sf. Patrick consoled her
and preserved her nallonallty. May thlH ban?
ner be not superseded by another till the
dawn of that day when all her sons and ali
those in whose veins her pure blood courses
will arise In their might, and in the name of
her apostle and patron, St. Patrick, proclaim
Ireland free, and In possession of civil and
religious liberty, that thus she may shine
form to tbe nations of ihn globe in all her
eatlve splendor-first fioroer cf the earth, first
gem of the sea. Taree cheer?, theo, for the
Kind Sisters of Mercy.
A short time after the occurrence of the
foregoing Incident, another of like nature and
equally pleasant character took place upon
the steps of the hall. As the St. Patrick's
Band was descending the steps, Mr. John H.
Devereux stepped forward, and, with a few
graceful remarks, presented a beautiful band
staff, made of bamboo cane, with gilt head
j and ferrule, and ornamented with a green
cord. The staff was received by Mr. F. J.
McGarey, the leader of the band, who made
an appropriate and feeling response. The
St. Patrick's Bind ls composed entirely of
young CharleBtonlans, who have been Instruct?
ed by Professor Beck, and the excellent muslo
which the band, rendered during the parade
reflects much credit upon both the Instructor
and the Instructed.
The Luncheon at the South Carolina
Immediately after the dismissal of the par?
ade, the Irish volunteers, having previously
accepted an invitation lo lunch with the IrUn
Bifle Club, were escorted by the latter dub to
the South Carolina Ball, where an elegant
collation was spread. After the lunch several
Impromptu speeches were made.
Presentation to Bishop P?rsico.
About three o'clock in the afternoon a com?
mittee, consisting of Vice-Pr?sidents John F.
O'Neill, of the Hibernian Society; James Cos?
grove, ot the St. Patrick's; John Burke, of tbe
Irish Volunteers; Phillip Fog irty, of the Irish
Volunteer Bifle Club; J. J. Grace, ol the Irleh
Bifle Club; and James F. O'Co n nel 1,ol the St. Jo?
seph's Society, drove up to the Episcopal resi?
dence In Broad street and Captain Grace,
presented Bishop P?rsico with a gold-beaded
walking cane, and the following letter of
Most Reverend and Dear Father-We thank
you lor your able discourse, and the valuable
lessons lt conveys. And when we contrast
Its deductions with the elegantly written cal
am?les of Hume, we are the more reminded
that those who could renounce the delights of
, a lertlle country, and lear themselves from
possessions, friends and all that was dear to
them, and brave foreign climes, dangers and
fatigues, content with their misfortunes-they,
too, might consecrate their devotion lo the
new country which bas adopted them. To
cultivate the arts, sciences and letters, In
which lo imitate your own lair Naples; lo
patronlz i learning and eBieem Its profes
fessors, to cultivate philosophy, render
Jurisprudence vigorous, and add new lustre
to the laws, these were the acts of even
old Ireland under the cure and direction
of your priesthood, and of which you have
reminded u*. And when Gothic ignorance I
overspread Europe, before then, Irish pagan?
ism was Immersed In the waters of the Gos?
pel. Of these things you told us, and of Irish
constancy and devotion to the religion of her
fathers Therefore, dear father, your sons In
the faith owe you the homage ol their labors
to aid and honor and wish you God's protec?
The bishop thanked the c .rnmil tee in a few
fitting remarks. The cane is of Irish hazel?
wood, and was ma.le by Mr. D. A. J. Sullivan.
The head ls appropriately engraved.
Meeting of thc Hibernian Society.
The seventy-second anniversary meeting of
tbe Hibernian Society was held yesterday af?
ternoon, when tbe following officers and com?
mittees were elected : General James Conner,
president; Bernard O'Neill, vice-president;
Thomas O'Brien, treasurer; James Armstrong,
secretary; John Burns, hallkeeper; A. P. Cald?
well, James Mcconkey, T. 8. O'Brien, H. F.
Baker, F. L. O'Neill, committee on finance
M. P. O'Connor, W. H. Houston, G. A. Bow?
man, C. C. Trumbo, A. McLoy, committee on
rellel; J. H. Murrell, John Kenny, James F.
Slattery, James Cosgrove, committee on let?
Meeting of the Irish Volunteer Rifle
The anniversary meeting of Ibis spirited
organization was held yesterday afternoon,
when ihe following officers were elected: F.
L. O'Neil), pretldeni; P. Fogarty, first vice
president; J. E. Hogan, second vice-president;
D. W. Erwin, third vice-president: P. O'Neill,
first warden; T. J. Lyons, second warden; E.
O'Neill, third warden; J. J. McManus, fourth
warden; M. J. Lynch, filth warden; James
Q ilnn, first director; E. O'Day, second direc?
tor; James O'Brlne, third director; G. B.
Sprague, lourth director; M. Sullivan, filth di?
rector; John E. Burns, eecrelary; 8. Fogarty,
treasurer; B. F. Touhey, solicitor.
St. Patrick's Benevolent Society
held a meeting at their hall, in King street,
in ihe afternoon, for the election ot officers to
serve for the ensuing year, which resulted in,
the choice ol the following gentlemen: Bev.
C. J. Croghan, president; James F. Slattery,
first vice-presldenl: Stephen Moloney, second
vice-president; John Birry, treasurer; James
F. Redding, secretary. Committee on Finance
-J. S. Powers, P. Duane, Thomas Maher, J.
Dotting*, S. Fogarty. Committee of Relief
Daniel Maher, T. Murphy, P. Kcuealy. M
Dwann, Joseph K-?nny, P. F.lnn, T. Roddy,
Committee on Letters-John Baker, Thomas
Dunn, J. Kenealy.
TUE CELEBRATION AT NIGHT.
Supper of the Irish Volunteer Rifle
The members of this club assembled at ihe
hall ol Truck Company No. 1, at. half-past 8
P. M., and, preceded by the Post Band,
marched to Ihe Market Hall, where a luxu?
rious supper was in walling. When lull Jus?
tice had been Ane lo the good things the
cloth was drawn, and the regular toasts of the
evening were proposed and responded to ae
First regular toast. By President O'Neill:
The Day we celebrate-A day ever cherished
in the hearts o? Irlsbmen. Its celebration
warms til? soul of the "exile" with lov
devotion for the dear "Oreen Isle of thc
Music-8t. Patrick's Day in the Mornl
Responded to by James H. Murray, ]
Second regular toast. By Vlce-Pre
Ireland-The land of patlotlsm and the
of genius. May the spirit of the one, g
by the wisdom of the other, yet mad
Motto-Erin ls my Home.
Responded to by T, D. Mernaugb, E
Third regular toast. By Vlce-Pres
The State of South Carolina-Our m
weeping in sackcloth and ashes, maj
devotion and support of her sons, nan v
adopted, prove her safe-guard In her trial
Music-Dixie Land. "
Responded to by A. G. Magrath, Jr., E
Fourth regular toast. By Mr. W. H.
The City of Charleston-Awakening
her dreams of the past and throwing of
lethargy which bas so long sapped her v
she stretches forth her arms "todo" am
succeed." Let her young sons emnlat
examples of their fathers, and success wi
Music-Home, Sweet Home.
Responded to by Alderman Wm. Mon
Fifth Regular To-iat. By Mr. W. E. Milli
Our Suter Clubs-Our friendly rivals
comrades, shoulder to shoulder, and tog?
we will "march on" to oar desl?ales, ead
deavoring to outdo the other In the good \
Muslo-Wearing of the Green.
Besponded to by Captain Wm. A. Courte
Sixth Begular Toast. By Mr. E. O'Neill:
TbePress-The "gnlde"and the "volci
the people. May Its counsel never bec
contaminated by corruption, or Its v
silenced by tyranoy.
Music-Bonnie Blue Flag.
Responded to by J. W. McKenry, Esc
Volunteer toasts were now In order,
these, with song and sentlmeot, occupied
company until a late hour, when they sep
rated, vowing that they bad never bad a r
rler Patrick's D ty.
Supper of the St. Patrick's Bene vol
This society assembled at the roomi
King street last .evening, and, with m
Irlends, partook of a finn supper. After
edibles had been sufficiently discus
glasses were distributed, and the Rev. C
Crogbao, the president, after a fe w prell min
remarks, announced the regular toa
which were as follows:
1. The Day we Celebrate-Illustrious t
affectionately perpetuated, wherever virtu
-esteemed or CnrUtlanky finds one single f
fessor. May lt ever continue fresh and fin
rooted in the hearts of every Irishman-a
ting altar upon wbioli to Immolate their
nual tribute of love, devotion and unity In I
cause of their beloved country.
Responded to by the Rev. John Moore.
2. Ireland-The temple of wit, eloquence s
poetry-fair "gem of the sea," towards wb
in spirit we delight to steer. Welcome ba l
day, when freed from external oppression e
internal dissension, she will hold her pro]
position among the nations of the earth
ruing to her embrace such of her sons as in
force of circumstances have found lt necossc
to wander from tier
Responded to hy Mr. S. Molony.
3. South Carolina-Looming up above t
waters of ber desolation-unconscious of t
storms of passions that but expend themseh
against her adamantine sides. Long live c
State, her dignity unsullied, her sovereign
Responded to by Colonel R. W. Seymour.
4. The City of Charleston-Endeared to
by hardships, mutually enoonotered, our I
teresls are identical, nor shall Irishmen wit
bold whatever is required to restore and pt
petuate her glory.
Responded to by Mr. O. R. Levy.
6. The PresB-That important measure
national respectability and national lntegrl
with tbe co operation ef a pure, uncompi
mlsed nress, such as we boast. Our hopes f
tbe future cannot be too sanguine-can nev
Responded to by Mr. F. C. Miller, of t
6. Woman.-Of God's creations "latest
"best." The women of Ireland need no e
comtums; that are not naturally reflected
the qualities which, at once, encompass ai
distinguish them, and which bave furnish'
themes for every Behool of modern poetr
Responded to by Mr. T. R. Tighe.
7. 1 he Sisters of Mercy-Those minlsterli
angels, who, on many a trying occasion, ai
eminently successful in stripping death of hs
bis terrors. Wben pestilence bas swlk?
abroad, and frail humanity has cowered at h
advance, bow consoling are the steady, fea
less efforts ol the Sls.er whea contrasted wll
the general dismay.
Responded to by Mr. Howard.
On the completion of the toasts, there wei
loud calls for Mr. Slattery, who arose and di
livered a few brief remarks, thanking th
society for their good-will, as evinced In th
choice Just made, and expressing the hoc
that, ere another St. Patrick's Day rolle
around, the Irishmen of America would b
able to send congratulatory telegrams to thel
newly-llberaled brethren In old Ireland. H
paid a passing tribute to Father Burke, th
Dominican friar, for his masterly vindicatio
of Ireland against (he attacks of Froude, th
Songs in Irish, from Messrs. Howard an
Hurst, closed tho evening's entertainment
At regular Intervals between tho toasts, th
St. Patrick's band enlivened the company wit
The Hon. M. P. O'Connor aleo came ove
from the Hibernian Society, and, being calle
upon, made a remarkably brilliant speech, li
which he predicted that the growth or Iris
lufluence in America would eventually ecforc
a bloodless adjustment of the existing differ
enceB between Ireland and England, and se
cure the absolute freedom of Irishmen. HI
remarks were received with immense ap
At the conclusion of Mr. O'Connor's re
markp, Governor Moses was called out, am
in response made one of bia cbaracteristicall;
eloquent speeches: affirming that while hi
would always retain fealty towards the pan:
which raised him to the first office In the Stat?
he would yet ever abstain lrom using th?
power delegated to him lo the Injury of an]
class of citizens. He concluded by making :
happy relerence to the growth ot Irish Inflo
ence In South Carolina. This speech, like thi
preceding one, waa warmly received.
Postmaster Trott bad been invited to bi
present at the banquet and respond to th?
third regular toast, but was prevented. Pres
ident Armstrong read a letter from him ex
plaining the cause of his absence, and return*
lng thanks for the Invitation.
Sapper of the Irish Rifle Club.
This large and flourishing organization mel
last evening in the South Carolina Hali, and
with a large number of invited gueBta sal
, down to a sumptuous supper, prepared bj
Tully in bis best style. The chair was occu?
pied by President James Armstrong. Thc
i Rev. Father Carew, ol St. Patrick's Church,
i asked a blessing, alter which the savory vlandt
claimed absolute attention for more thc
hoar. Professor Beck's string and brass
was present, and enlivened tbe time
popular Irish airs. At tbe end of the sn
President Armstrong announced that the
alar toasts would now begin, and expls
that bis characteristic modesty prevente
prefacing them with any remarks. He
read the first regular toast, as lollows:
The Day we Celebrate-Endeared to ni
every noble memory and sanctified for all
terity by the name of St. Patrick.
Muslo-St. Patrlok's Day.
Mr. T. D. Kennedy, of the Irish Elfie C
in response to this toast recalled the mt
rles which originated with tbe celebratloi
tbe day In former times, and traced the
fluence of tbe celebrations apon the 1
character and that of the communities wi
Irishmen have adopted as homes.
The next regular toast was:
Ireland-Tbe Niobe of Nations. In et
crystal tear of ber's ls reflected our love
ber-our duty and our protection.
Music-The Harp that once through Ta
Besponded to by Mr. John H. Devereu
guest, who portrayed lo glowing terms
position of Ireland among nations, and
connted the names of the great men she
produced. Ia oouoluding he proposed
health of Father Burke, the groat trish
turer, which was received with lusty oh
The remaining toasts wera as follows :
The Uni tea States of America-Great, <
rlous and Free. The asylum of the wo
wherein civil and religious liberty shall flo
safe and abiding place.
Music-Star Spangled Banner.
Besponded to by Collector George W. cit
Tbe State of South Carolina-We h
grafted tbe Shamrock upon the Palmetto, i
unceasingly, and longingly, and .lovingly,
bone for a bountllul fruition.
Music-Dixie and Bonnie Blue Flag.
Besponded to by Warden L. DeB. McCrei
I. B. C.
The Oliy of Charleston-Her Irish cltla
stand pledged to advance, elevate and dlgc
Music-Home, Sweet Home."
Besponded to by Mr. James Simons, Jr.
The Press-That sacred palladium ol a i
Hon's liberties. Fearlessly and unswerving
let lt show the road of public duty.
Besponded to by Mr. W. E. Simmons, J
of TUB NEWS.
Our Sister Societies-Our generous ri val i
the fields of fellowship and charity. We h
them la our midst, and greet them wltb
true Irish "Cead Mille Fjllthe."
'Muslo-Die Waobt am Rhein.
Besponded to by President A. Melohers,
the German Bifle Club.
Charity-Divine in origin, and, among mc
ohlef of all the virtues. May our clnb lo
contiene prominent In Its exercise. Blessi
all and being blessed.
Music-Come, B st Io this Bosom.
Besponded to by Captain H. F. Baker, vii
president Howard Association, a guest.
Woman-Of God's Creation, "Latest, bes
"Bis 'prentice hand Be tried on man,
And next he made tue lasses."
Muslo-Believe me, when all those endet
lng young charms.
Besponded to by Colonel B. W. Seymour,
During tbe evening the hall was visited
delegations from the Hibernian and St. Palrl
Societies, the Irish Volunteer Bifle Club, I
St. Patrick's Bind, General Yogdes, and tl
members ot his staff, Bishop P?rsico, and se
eral other members or the Catholic olergy, ai
Bishop P?rsico was toasted and made
brief response, giving his impressions
Charleston and his best wishes for the futu
prosperity of the Irish Bifle Club. The eli
also sent delegations to the sister societies.
The Anniversary Dinner of the Hlbei
The Hibernian Society, whose age ls almo
co-equal with that of tbe nineteenth centur;
and whose anniversary ls co-locldent with 8
Patrick's Day, last evening celebrated I
seventy-second anniversary, In Its tlme-hoi
ored manner, by a dinner at Hibernian Hal
which was attended by nearly every membi
df the society, and a large number of invite
guests. The hall was without special decor
Hons, except the banner presented to tb
Irish Volunteers by Bishop Lynch In 186!
which was spread out upon the wall In rear i
the president's chair; but the three lon
jlables, with their glittering glass an
crystal, their clusters of flowers an
pyramids of sugared ornaments, presented
tempting picture, and gave promise of th
triumphs of the caterer's skill that were 1
store. At the oentre ot the main table, wblo
ran across the southern end ol the hall, ss
the president of the society, General Jame
Conner, and on bis right, and In the prde
named, were Bested tbe .Bight Bev. Blaho
P?rsico, General J imes Simons, president c
the Cincinnati Society, General Togdei
United States army, and Judge B. F. Graham
On tte left of the president were seated Got
ernor F. J. Motes, Jr., Colonel Hall, Uni?
States army, Colonel T. Y. Simons, Hon. M
P. O'Connor and Major W. J. Gayer". Th
ends of this table were occupied by two of th
vlce-preelde?ts, W. H. Houston, Esq., am
Major J. H. Murrell. At another table wa
stationed Muller's band, which discoursed i
variety of stirring national airs during the ban
quet and between the toasts.
At about eight o'clook, the guests were sum
moned to the table, and, grace being pro
nounced by the Bight Bev. Bishop P?rsico
ths company were seated, and the diecusslor
of the substantial viands prepared by the
caterers of the Pavilion Hotel was begun
This occupied a pleasant hoar, and, with the
removal of the dessert, the president arose
and, commanding silence by a tap of thc
gavel, proceeded to announce the first r?gulai
toast. Before doing so, however, he begged
to return his thanks for the kindness whlcl
bad called bim to the chair as the presiding
officer of the Hibernian Society for anothei
year. Tbe society, he said, had entered upoi
Its seventy-third year still hale and vigorous,
and, while cherishing tbe proud and tendei
memories of the years that were past, the]
also dared lo look forward to as long and hon
ored an existence in the future. The happj
history of their society, for the larger part ol
a century In which lt had been In existence,
was due largely to the wise foresight of the
men who founded it. They had themselves
lived In the Btormlest period of Irish history,
and had seen how the gentle emotions ol
friendship had been scorched and withered bj
the heats of political and religious differences,
and in their American home, in founding an
association which they destined to live long
after they were dead, they resolved that nc
differences in politics or religion should ever,
within its walls, separate one Irishman from
another. They bad learned to leel the flush
and pride of victory, and they had also felt the
bitter humiliation, and they determined that
here there should be one spot sacred from all
differences-sacred to the anion and good fel?
lowship among ali Irishmen, wi thou., distinc?
tion of class, cread or politics. They laid
down the role that political and religions dis?
cussion should forever be prohibited in tho so?
ciety, and this role had lived ever*since. For?
bidding only these two themes, them twin sla?
ters and piomoters of discord, they left all the
rest to tbe honest Impulses o? the Irish heart,
and lt has ever since overflowed in an abon?
dant hospitality, which bas welcomed to tba
gatherings of tbe society many of those men
wbo from lime to time have been great in Ute
arts of war and peace, in Ufe cou neils of tte
State and of the nation. He therefore ex?
tended a cord Isl greeting to allthelr members,
and a cordial welcome to all their guests, and
he announced as the first regular toast of tba
The Day we Celebrate-Dear to the hearts
of Irishmen, and the sons of Irishmen. Ita
return rekindles the flame ot love, faith ami
patriotism in their bosoms, In every region of
the globe. We send oar voice and cheer to
our brethren, scattered as they may be, who,
like us, assemble this day to do lt honor. '
The band appropriately played "St, Patriot's
Day in the Morning," and the president called
upon the Et, Bev. Bishop P?rsico for toe re?
sponse. Bishop P?rsico responded; after a
round of applause with which the announce -
ment ot bis name was greeted, as follows:
"The Day we Celebrate!' Is St.'Patrick's
Day a day-dream and nothing more t No I
Ibis great Saint's festival does not flit as a
shaaow; lt ts not consumen in smoke ans]
vanity; lt is a day of mighty significance- a
day, indeed, lull of proud memories of the
past, and on which the Irish nation loves to
dwell-a day-which carries with lt the whole
history of a race. It ls Ireland's day I Nor
does this day blind them lo the.dalles of the
present-or of tbe future.. Oa the contrary,
those recollections from which tula race
draws its inspiration, are suggestive of noble
thoughts and nigh resolves fur the future.
Every nation has its peculiar character?
istics, which are shown in its religions turn ,
as well as In every other point. In fact, my
friends, tts most precious, tbe grandest In?
heritance of a people, ls that people's history.
All that forms the national character ot a
people, their tone of thought, their devotion,
their love, their sympathies, their language
all this ls found in their history, as the effect
ls fonnd in lia cause. And the philosopher
who wishes to analyze a peopled character
and to account for lt-to account for the na?
tional desiree, hopes, aspirations, for the
strong ey m paules that sway a people-must
go back to tee deep recesses ot tbelr history,
and there, in ages long gone by, will he
And tbe seed that produced the irait that ba
attempts io uceount for. And be will lind that
the nation of to-day ts but the child and the
offspring of the nation of by-gone age?.
Honce lt Is that when we come to consider
the desires of nations, we lind that every peo?
ple Is most strongly desirous to preserve Ita
history, even as every man ls anxious to pre?
serve the record of his life, for history ls tte
record ot a people's life. Hence lt is that ill
the libraries ol tte more ancient nations we
And the earliest histories of tte primeval
races of mankind written upon tte durable
vellum, tte Imperishable asbestos, or some?
times deeply carved In mystic and forgotten
characters oh the granite stone or pictured
rock, showing the desire ot the people to pre*
serve their h le to ry, which Is to preserve the
memory ot them in the minds of futnre gene?
rations. Bbl besides these more direct desa?
men tar.v evidences, the history of every nation
lsenebiloed In the national traditions, in the
national music and song; muon more ls lt im?
printed in the annual celebrations, public de?
And with regard to Ireland-the day we now
celebrate ts an ample illustration of the past.'
On this day the Irish people caa exclaim with:
Virgil: "Quos reglo lo terris nostrl non plena
laborls !" This was the exclamation of Aneas,
the Trojan exile, when he saw the deed? of hts
nation celebrated on canvas In a strange land.
Much more appropriately can tte Irish people
of to-day put that question: "'What region in
the whole world ls not Ulled with the renown
of our deeds ?" Look abroad I on St. Patrick's
day in Italy-In Borne, first of all, where Ire?
land's apostle was glorified, and Ireland's peo?
ple are held la benediction. Ic France .tte
same story ls repeated. In England Itself:
nay, throughout the length and breadth of
the whole of Europe, the glories of Ireland
are made the theme ol every song and every
speech. And leaving Europe behind, we turn
our eyes to this land ot the West, tte same
spectacle of tbelr national glory, only sur?
passing In magnlAoence, confronts us. F/om
i ho Atlantic to tbe Pacific, from Michigan io
Florida, In the Nunn, in me South, In tte East
and in the yet untamed West, St. Patrick's
name Is glorified, and Ireland's historio scroll
ls unfolded 1 And so lt ls everywhere. Along
ibu banks of tbe Ganges, In the country ol
tbo Hindoos, and at the antipodes-every?
where the same. The sun,in his circling course,
us3era In tbe day In ad lands; and in every
land among every people that have' **a habita- -
Um and u name?" Erin's banner of emerald
and gold salutes his eye. T?uiE this Is a day
of mighty significance. For a spell Bm?M
take possession of every man; tte whole world,
has turned Irish on this day.
And Is not this race worthy of a place ia
song and In story, which in Its poverty end
humiliation challenges such admiration ? The
more we know this race, the more we study
th? history of Its triumphs and Its sufferings,
Its childlike docility in accepting the faith ot
Christ, and its unshaken attachment to that
faith through ages of persecution; Its achieve?
ments on a thousand battle-fields, and Ita
equally victorious career in peace-the more,
I say, we think on these things, and ponder
on them, tbe better we appreciate that peo?
For seven hundred years that island baa
been In chains; for seven blood-stained cen?
turies that race has struggled against might.
During that time other nations have been
overthrown, enslaved, absorbed by tte con?
queror, or crushed uiterly beneatb bis heel,
aut that race ls Imperishable. They have
been conquered lt ls true-they' have been
made victims of brute force; bat they are sii?
unsubjugated. They are yet one people, pos?
sessing tbelr own Individuality, their Inde?
structible faith, and their traditions; so that
of her we may say
"The nations have fallen, bat. then still art
Thy sun ls nat ruing when others hare set;
And though slavery's clouds 'round tay morning
The fail nona of Freedom shall beam 'ronna
At the conclusion ol Bishop Perslco's re?
sponse, the second regalar -toast waa an?
nounced by vice-President B.WV?Ni? aa*fol?
lows: ~ 1
Ireland-The land of oar lathers, the home
ol our childhood-sweet and beloved; though
her past and present are suffering and sad,
dear ls tbe hope that tbe mora of her future
will be gilded by the rays or returning great?
ness and glory.
After the performance by tte band of "Erin
ls my Home," the president called opon tte
Hon. M. P. O'Connor to respond. Mr. O'Con?
nor was greeted with long and loud applause,
and made a most eloquent address. He said
that lt was In no spirit of affectation that he
said that the sentiment Just proposed called
forth his deepest emotion. He sainted the
land of bis forefathers with a joy and pride
akin and equal to that which he felt for tte land
ol bis nativity. He was prc \.. cf tte traditions
and history of Ireland, sod olthongh bar pow?
erful and contemptuous neighbor . bad tom
from ber shoulders the proud mantle ot sov?
ereignty, and bad left her clad in the sober
garb ol poverty, there was no man that need
be, or could bef&shamed ol Ireland. Though
the background ol her history was Ailed witt
sombre colors, there was yet nota page of that
history (rom which did not flash deeds of
valor or genius, which Illumined tte picture
ead made her past a long vista of bright
achievements. She was a great nation even
when the mighty Empire ol Borne went forth
throughout the world conquering kingdom
after kingdom, and planting her Imperial
eagles In every land, but never did Borne es?
say to tread with hostile ioof. tte shores
ol Ireland. She gave schools to Sarape, and
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