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am, s which have actuated His Holiness,
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PsrSACOLA AND] WARIINOGTON, FLA.-WO re
t u-ar rthaskstothelcUtitolic-s of these two
historti towns for the promptitudo with which
hey responded to the solicitations of our agent,
Mr. Kelleher. Through their 'generosity he
has been enabled to send us a long list of new
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of St. Michael's church, we are especially in.
Adbted for the earnest support and assistance
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uh t V Sx MASS FOn THn LATE VERY RYD. J.
. :IAOAN0.-On Thursday next, 234 inst., at 9
K ~Iook A. M., there will be a sa4mn High Meas
htoth Church of S8. Peter and Paul, Very Rev
:,M~aoynihan, Pastor, Third District, for the
-:- p. of the soul of the late Very Rev. J.
SlaMlgan, of St. Patrick's Church. The Rev.
ggta sad the friends of the decoeased among
thOlaty are invlted to attend.
SEaana DAYs. - Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday next, are days of Fast and Absti.
UnsrtUsl Convmsr.-On Thursday last, May
14, the Archbishop, after his Mass in the Con.
vent Chapel, received the religious vows of
Hisse Wolt, a native of Ireland, in religion Sis,
ter Mary of St. Theresa. Before Mass at the
same date and place the Most Rev. Prelate
administered clerical Tonsure to Mr. Michael
Robinson, a professed religions of the congre
5ation of Salvatorists.
CONFIRMATIONS.-On SnuJay, May 12, the
In.wt Rev. Archbishop Perche confirmed 59
.,,--rusiv TneTheiirch of St. Rose de Lima
Thursday, 16(, 11t t St. Augustine's and
s same aftel nouu 1GG at St. Mlary's Arch
ý. ' CATH EDRAL. - To-day the Most Rev.
bop will celebrate Pontifical High
$ this Church, and, at its close, give the
Beedictioa, to wrich is attached a
z niatgooe º
$ .ý.to erl
Our Romishf` a to deaaand ofM
eia) poofs of t eraIy sad wreu known
fact, that the ernmets of Romab~eoun
Stries In E rejQct t, preteasidi of
the pans ,which are suamm ap in the
dogma ofenfsllibility. After the eitations
we have already made, their demand
aimply/shows that they are not acquainted
with the literature of the question. The
IYet Book, published by the Appleton's
for ten ears past,-is mainly a collection of
pblic documents and official information
oa matters of current history and is re
garded as authorityboth in Europe and in
this country. -Asn one who reads Eng
lish, may see for himself that their persist
ent. denials are denials of well authenti
nr learned friends declare that Arch
bishop Kendrick is mistaken in saying the
fathers can be classified, and that the same
writers can be found in two or three differ
ent classes. Every scholar knbws that
the Archbishop is right. The same fathers
express different views in different parts of
their writings, not only on these subjects
but on many others. Odr learned friends
are not as familiar with the writings of the
fathers, as we have a right to expect them
The Papal infallibility is unquestionably
en ecclesiastical novelty. We have shown
that it was not an article of faith in the
SBomnish church before July 18, 1870. On
the contrary it was denied, impugned and
denounced as a Protestant slander. It is
f now an article of faith, and it is declared
s that men cannot deny it save at the peril
of their salvation. Is not there a dogma, a
novelty, which is not two years old t
" Our learned friends say we are arguing
against an idea of infallibility which is not
aqgeepted by them.
Now I a fair analysis of the official defi
r nition leads to precisely the same results,
ie as Bishop Elders ; which is, that the will
of the Pope represents the wisdom and au
IC thority of Almighty God-on all questions
which the Pope may choose to consider of
"faith or morals." Bishop Elder, who, we
believe, was a member of the Vatican
Council, would not be apt to speak without
re consideration on this question. He informs
Romanists what they are expected to be
* lieve.on this question, and the light in
in which they are expected to regard it. He
tells them that "the interest manifested by
the Poie" on a certain subject-"is ami
g dient evidence"-that divine wisdom en
or dorses it. "Verily"-in the language of
in Archbishop Kendrick-"thlias a royal road
to the discovery of the truths of faith.
And yet it is not without its dangers for
a the Pope and the Church. -Once imbued
ly with this conviction, the holier in life, the
al purer in purpose, the more fervent in piety
3 the Pope should be, the more dangerous he
would prove both to himself, and to the
ir Church which according to this system,
Id derives its infallibility from him. What
as need would there be to a Pope who accept
B- ed this notion, of the counsel of his breth
ren, the opinions of theologians or the
documents of the Church I Believing him
self to be immediately led by the Divine
Spirit, and that this Spirit is communica
ted through him to the Church, there would
or be nothing to hold him back from pressing
is. on in a course' in which he had once
ii, These consequences of the principle,
id prove it to be false.
e Concio P. It. Kendrick, at supra.
. W.e would advise our learned frient.. to
th read the complete text of the dogmatic de
cree in connexion with the extracts we
have made from the letter of Dollinger,
the address of Archbishop Kendrick, the
d observations of Abbe Michaud, the state
meats of the Year Book, and above all
with the teachings of the Holy Scriptures;
should they do so, in the spirit of dottile
submission to a higher authority and in
r, spiration, than that of man, they will sure
of ly find, that for Christian men, there is but
one course open-in respect to this mon
strous assumption of infallibility, and that
a. is-to denounce it.
me Either do this, or make good the offer to
of prove from Scripture the Pope's infallibili
ty. Meantime we reserve the privilege of
reviewing the admissions they have already
made, in this, as well ps,in previous
ch The Most Rev. Archbishop of New Or
be From the far-off West comes a voice in praise
of the Most Rev. Archbishop of New Orleans.
or The San Francisco Guardian, a new and able
Catholic weekly, published under the aobpices
of His Grace, the Archbishop of San Francisco,
pays the following deserved tribute to Arch
bishop Perche, whom the Baltimore Volksaeitung
very appropriately calls the "courageous
9 Archbishop of New Orleans." That his great
Sservices as founder and editor of "the best Ca
tholic paper in the United States," are known
'e and appreciated throughout the Union, should
* be a source of-pride to all his spiritual chil
r. dren in this vast Province; andthat the Catholic
g Militant Union and the Propagateur will now,
joining hands under his guidance, fight the
Sgood fight and triumph as gloriously in the
Id future over the enemies of our Holy Church,
i- as that unequalled paper did single-handed in
the past, no one who knows anght of His Grace
can for a moment doubt:
y At New, Orleans, the organizatiod known as
n- the Catholic Militant Union of the Cross bids
of filir to prove as successfnl as that of the Italian
a- Association. The Union of the Cross has, we
ie have reason to believe, been organized at the
W immediate suggestiop of His Grace, the Most
ol Rev. Archbishop Perche, the oldest and most
5. distinguished Catholic editor iu the United
States. It is fitting that the founder of the
ablest Catlholio journal in the country-the
Popartg r Catheolique-.should initiate, at an
a epoch like the present, an enterprise so grand
Sin its aims as that of the Catholic MIitant
Union. Undersuch auspices, with the blesing
Sof God and the gracious inltercession* of our
SBlessed L~sdy, the movement, in spite of the
powers ofHell will rove in the coming con
fliet, the Christian kepolemoo, against which
the aassilants of our holy religion will fret and
fume in vain.
SC. D. Etra, Caomoto Boonasmia, lt]
CA VIsvamer, wh& 9UwaZr , Ja smnararo
Judging from. the lIs. tence of the
Pwresbyterias's article, which we publish in
another column, we presume that it con
alders the disussilon on Infallibility about
at an end for the present. Certainly we
And nothing in 'it that calls for an answer
on our part. Leaving it optional, there
fore, -with our neighbor whether to publish
this article or not, we proceed to review
the field of battle as it stands now.
W'ehave sustained our position by sev
eral texts from the Bible_which appear to
indicate Papal Infallibility in the clearest
language., Our respected opponent has
made but feeble efforts, if we may say so
without disrespect, to escape the conclu
sion to which they so plainly lead us. For
instance, the text, "Thou art. Peter, and
on this rock I will build my church, and
the gates of hell shall not prevail against
it," indicates clearly enough that the Church
was to bebuilt on Peter. " Thou art Peter,"
or Cephas; but Cephas or Peter means a
rock, " and upon this rock I will build,"
etc. Peter was .therefore to be the founda
tion of the Church. Moreover, the gates
of Hell should never prevail against it;
therefore it was to be infallible, and for
ever. If the Church ,is infallible, its foun
dation must be truth-infallible. Peter
might die, but his Apostolic office as foun
dation-his infallibility-was to have the
same immortality as the Church.
To this the Presbyterian had two answers :
Ist, that our Lord, after making this pro
mise to Peter, had reproached him, and
said, "Get thee-behind me, Satan," etc. ; to
which we replied that this was an accusa
tion of a fault or sin, not of an error in
doctrine, and that the Presbyterian had
confounded impeccability with infallibility.
We showed, moreover, that at the date
when this reproeach was made to Peter the
Church was not yet built upon him-he
was not Pope. The argument of the
Presbyterian was, therefore, worth nothing,
and left our conclusion perfectly un
2d. In its next issueno it tried another ex
planation of the text, which was equally
transparent in its shallowness, viz : that as
we admitted Peter not to have become in
fallible at the time when the promise of
infallibility was made to him, he could not
become so afterwarils. We utterly de
stroyed this little sophism by drawing at
tention to the exact language of our Lord :
"I will build my church;" "I will give
unto thee the keys;" " being once convert
ed, convert thy brethren," all pointing to
the future and not to something already
accomplished. Thus explanation number
two being utterly demolished, our inter
pretation of the text remained untouched,
and it remains so to.this o further
or other attempts than these two feeble
ones have been made to explain away this
plain langudge, which, to candid common
sebse, looks clear enough.
We then proceeded to show from the
Fathers of the Church that they nearly all,
if not all, had occasion somewhere in their
writings, and some of them frequently, to
refer to the Bishop of Rome, or Pope, as the
successor of St. Peter, and as invested with
his attributes of Primacy and Infallibility.
This commenced as far back as we have
any writings of the early Christians, even
before the death of St. John the Evangel
ist. One of the early Fathers-St. Am
brose-put the whole proposition into a
formula as succinct and perfect as any in
which human thought has ever been
condensed. " Ubi Petrus ibi Ecclesia."
"Where Peter is, there is the Church."
That means two things. 1st. The Pope
is virtually Peter, and, 2d, Peter or the
Pope is the infallibled index of the truth
that is in the Church.
To all this, which cannot be denied, we
have the answer that these Fathers some
times explained this text in several differ
ent ways. And to this we reply that the
Fathers used variety in their expressions,
as anybody else would, but never supposed
that those expressions were contradictory
or inconsistent. Having said in one place
that the Church was built on Peter, they
were not aware of any change of senti
ment in saying that it was built on his
faith. If they did not intend to draw
back from their opinions, once expressed,
that the Church was built on Peter, then
they still meant the same thing. This
fact, therefore, leaves the authority of the
Fathers the same as quoted by us, and this
fact the Presbyterian does not pretend to
dany. Our argument from their authority
is, therefore, also untouched.
Besidea which we spoke of the history of
the Chuarch, the acts'of Councils approved
by Popes, or approved in part only, or re
jected wholly, or added to by them, dhd
their action always standing undisputed.
Then there is the clear assumption of the
Popes themselves on this point, never dis
puted, severs protested agalast, all facts of
history as lea d cettaia as the e~at
eneeb of _i A dwsjtbe2
But inasmuch as ined ma7y qsq e for
ever over texts. of the Bible or paat es
from the Fathers, we went on- to our third
argument from the authority f the Church,
which has pronounced the Pope infallible.
We based its claimas to authority on facts
which cannot be disputed and not on texts
which may be.
We said the Church existed before the
New Testiment ias written and operated
most energetically and fruitfully for nearly
460 years before that work was compiled
by its authority from a mass of writing of
the Apostolio era. We argued that it
could have kept on as it commenced with
out any authentio edition of the New
Testiment or, indeed, without any sueach
written work at all. To this no answer.
We said that it had neverablunderedja.
flagrantly as to have to acknowledge its
blunders like the sects which are constantly
changing, but what it ever taught it teach
es now. To this no answer.
We said that it had never blundered at
all, never taught any error whatever, be
cause the beginning of that error cannot
be pointed out. To this our opponent has
answered, that the dogma of infallibility
is an error and that it can point us out a
certain day in 1870 as the day of its be
ginning. We reply that printed books as
far back as they go and manuscripts before
them show that doctrine taught in so
many words for many centuries and that
nowhere during the whole history of the
Church is it branded as an innovation.
We explained that the definition of a dog
ma is not the revelation of a new doctrine;
as where the dogma of the Holy Trinity
was defined by a Council, the doctrine was
not new but had been always taught in the
Church. This is not answered, neither has
our opponent the fairness to recognize the
Our argument from the historical exis
tence and character of the Church, there
fore, remains unanswered like the others.
We can hardly,' therefore, accept the
kind advice of our neighbor which turns
away from these little stumbling blocks
and refers us, for illumination on the
subject, to Dollinger, Appleton & Co.'s
Year Book, and certain doings of one
Abbe Michaud. Let those gentlemen
prove their inspiration by eighteen centu
ries of spiritual supremacy, by eighteen
centuries of contest with the powers of the
world and in the crucible of human
thought and then we may listen to them.
It may not be generally known that-the
Infant Asylum, on Magazine- street, is
nearly .on a footing of starvation. The
State has been in the habit of subsidizing
this establishment, the most beautiful and
interesting of all our charitable institu
tions, but in its new system of rigid econ
omy recently inaugurated, this provision
has been omitted. Taxation is under
stood, in this new school, to be in
tended merely for the benefit of office
holders. What an absurdity, then, to
take any of the revenues away from
that helpless class of virtuous citizens
to be bestowed upon a number of healthy,
squalling babies, full of vitality and youth !
At any rate it is a fact. There is no State
help for these innocents, and we must bow
our heads in gratitude to Herod that they
are not to be slain outright.
Under the circumstances the citizens
must come to the rescue and be voluntarily
taxed alittle more. Do we expect these
orphaned babies to starve to death or to be
taken care oft If they are to live, who
will feed them? Is it reasonable thet
a few delicate ladies should be expected
to care for and support between one
and two hundred children, by their own
exertions ? Of course not; but whose
business is it ? We reply that it is every
body's business. We say distinctly that
everybody who has ever been a baby is
bound to see that all helpless infants are
cared for. There is scarcely an adult Ca
tholic in this city who is not able to give
one dollar to the asylum of which we
Now there is going to be a fine chance
of doing so without going all the way
around to Magazine street. Early in June
next a concert will be given for the relief
of the Asylum at a place which will be an
nounced hereafter. The ladies concerned
in it have never participated in any public
display, and are extremely averse to
changing that policy on this occasion, but
the exigency of the need calls upon them
with a voice which they cannot resist.
The eminent musical ability with which
they are gifted, and the commanding in
fluence which their position in society
gives to their names will insure a crowded
If every adult Catholic will give a dol
lar, as ought to be the case, the proceeds
will amount to about *40,000.
SThe Msomsao Srva is always for sale by Mr.
D. Elder, 194 Camp stret, who is se
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S ze~s, Mssa., May 16, 1872.;
To the itaheret Xsnatsk aer -
Last,_ unday week, at High Mass, our
obrech was densely crowded, not only
with Cptbolie, but also with people of
other religious persuasions, who were
drawn togther to be present at'the bless
ing of twostates. It had been announced
that the ceremony would take place pre
vious to the celelirtion of Mass. These
statues had been purebised at New Orleans
by our zealous pastor, Rev. P. Chevalier;
and.they ae regarded by all as exquisite
in beauty "of design and finish. One of
them, at the epistle side, represents St.
Peter bearing in bti right hand the keys
symbolic of his authority ; the other, at
the Gospel side represents 8t. Patrick, in
the attire of a bishop, having his breviary
under his left araf the right being extend
ed as it were, towards his hearers. Just
before the Mass the pastor, in conformity
withtthe announcement, blesse4 the statues.
After the Gospel he told the congregation
that he would, in the evening, bless a
splendid bell, (weighing 400 pounds),
which had been generously donated by Mr.
George Smyth. He then introduced the
Rev. Father F. FinPlan, of Ocean 8prlngs,
who, after some prefatory remarks, said he
would preach on " St. Patrick."
I had often heard the panegyric of this
illustrious saint, but never betore :n lan
guage so plain, so simple, so graceful yet
so sublime as on this occasion. As inci
dental to the subject-matter of .bis dis
course, he depicted the Irish character
from infancy through the stages of adoles
cence and maturity even tp old age. .He
concluded by exhorting his hearers to
imitate the virtues of the saint whose
statue was before them.
Itt the afternoon, at the ceremony of
blessing the bell, he dwelt on the necessity
of a bell, and the blessings attached there
to. In conclusion he besought his bearers
to be mindful of its heavenly tolls, morn
ing, noon land night, and at each time to
recite the Angeles Domini. J. o'D.
THE DEAD SEA.-This sea, being with
out an outlet, evaporation is the only escape
of the water pouring into it by the river
Jordan and some other streams. Each
brings into that extraordinary reservoir,
which is a depression in the earth's crust
thirteen hundred feet below the water level
of the Mediterranean, an immense mass of
materials which must at last fill it up, when
the Jordan will then ran on beyond and
find an outlet to the sea, if the world re
mains in its present physical form long
enough. The Jordan wafts down ninety
cubic yards of water every second. Each
day it carries in six and a half bushels of
salt, liberated from rooks, on its paes ,
in each ninety cubic yards. Therefoe at
dreadfully salt bitter reservoir has neirly
reached the point of saturation. When no
more salt can be dissolved, then it will ao
cumulate on the irregular bottom till it
reaches quite near the present surface. Its
future will have quite as much interest for
coming ages as its past history.
There is nothing more fortunate for mo~e
rate genius than to be born poor. The "silver
spoon" class are a very comfortable people no
doubt, but the great trouble with them is, their
education is mainly of this order, and if they
don't become very great they are extremely
likely to become the very opposite. There is
no middle ground for them, for they were not
taught to regard any, and consequently they
are, as a general thing, unfit for it. Poverty
has helped men solve some of the greatest
problems of life. Half its brave deeds have
been a necessity, and the most of its noble
sayings have been born of a determined op
position. It does a man good to put him at
his wit's end. Emergenoies make men. Any
man can be a general or a pilot in a calm; but
storms show the metal Reputation is made
more by boldness and will than by ability and
patience. Life is too short to wait for the tide
whose ebb leads on to fortune. We must make
the most of the present opportunities, but we
shall hardly do it unless present opportunities
are in the main present necessities. The man
who works out these to the fullest extent, is
the most successful man.
A PECULIAR CASE.-Tbat new religions
sect of "Peculiar People." appears to sur
vive remarkably in England, considering
its views of medical matters. It is a prime
article of faith of this denomination never,
under any circumstances, to call in a doctor.
Thus at Plumstead, a little one of an elder of
the P.P. had small-pox. The elders prayed
over her; they laids habnds on her; they
annointed her; and, generally speaking,
"put their trust in God." In eleven days,
without the administration of any medi
cine, with only a little arrow root and
wine to nourish the body, the poor thing
died. Of course, the Peculiar People are
consistent enough to believe neither in
vaccination or contagion, and, as a result,
they have not only religious joy, but rather
more than their share of small-pox. In
this case, a jury has returned a verdict 6f
"manslaughter" against the father.
During the month of March there were
147 fires in New York, involving a loss of
$146.000, on which the amount of insurance
was 1,180n 000, a curious discrepancy be
tween absolute losses and the value for
which property was insured. The number
of fires in London in 1871 was 1842, of
which 207 alone were serious. Of these 259
were caused by candles, 162 by gas, 43 by
tobacco, 195 by "sparks from fire," 58 by
uIncifers, 44 by paraffin lamps, and 80 by
airing linen. In the course of the year
181 lives were saved, 38 lost, and 210 en
dangered. The greatest number of Bfres
occurred in August, and the smallest in
October. Every year the number of seri
onus fires as against the slight is decreasing
-a result which is attributed to the great
efficiency of the fire brigade. It wil be
seen that, judging by the returns for March,
New York, with less than one-third the
population of London, has nearly as many
ARISrOCRATIC ~r lut.Luuu..--rhe ailliners are
beginning to send dailnty notes of invitation
upon tinted paper, adorned with a monogram.
TheNew York milliner is a diferent sort of
person fkom the milliner elsewhere. Not the
one who has a shop, but she who hes parlos
and gives exhibitions of works Ofi art brouht
in bandboxms from Ece hfhersela She
recesves gets, d e e a b
sids o mlkiy.
Phlladil . r ,*pu ppdeaths
daring thep pwst wel. ,
The untirinlg ehalgy f th1 M ej is won
derful. Three huadilrethousand fraum were
subsor~ibn Parisalone for the Iedat Ve-o.
The citizens of Crystal Springs, Mi.s, ,hAe
erected a pole 100 feet high, to whish is at.
tached a masnifcent ag wits hlt rh bat in
a blue ground.
The Boston Globe tells -of : . , c.
remarked to a fellow apprentice, "I oni like
a bos a Is time round his shop inter,aing
with his own business."
The Tennessee Democratio state C~inhtiioa
renominated John C. Brown for .overnar.
This aotion is regarded in efaet o epldorsng
the Cinoinnati nominees.
The Italian Government has seat a omm u
nlcation to the Government of Ptinee Charles
of Roumanis, protesting against the parseou
tion and oppression of the Jews in that ~en
In a few days the works for the re-areetion
of the Vendome Column will commence. It is
said that the fall caused very little damage.
Three tablets only were entirely destroye1, the
others were but slightly injured.
In the Apachbe country the Indians are said
to have become ao.pepeable that it islard to
tell a redskin from a white man; the only di
ference being that the white usually has no
scalp and the Apaohee has two or three*
The United States produce more gpain, in
proportion to population, than any other
country in the world. The Danubianl lnet
pality, Roumania, is second in the ratio of
production, and European Russia third.
A New England paper calls attention to the
fact that the cotton mills in the SouthernStates
now have 150,000 sndles in operation, and
are paying from ten to twenty per cent divi
dends on capitals ranging from $100,000 to
The- coinage at San FrPanoieo Branch Mint
during the month of Malbh. was as follows :
double eagles, $00,000; half-dollars, 65,000;
total, $966,000. The silver coinage has been
unusually light, owing to the excessive supply
at present in the market.
Information has been received of a recent
explosion of petroleum and gunpowder in Tri
poll, in the sea of Greece, whereby a namer .
of lives were lost, has ben. receivedin this
city. Twenty persons were instantly killed,
and many received injuries.
Natives of Alsace and Lorraine, resalding i
Ban Francisco, to the number of 300, have
elected to remain eitizsoens of rance. They
marched to the French ecasulate with thetri
color draped in mourning, and took a solsmn
oath of allegiance to the Republio of France.
It is stated that there afe in -the United
States two hundred and sixty-one soldiers who
lost both eyes, one hundred and eighteen who
lost both legs, eleven who lost both feet, five
who lost both hands, thirty-five who lostboth
arms, and sixteen who lost an arm and a leg.
Hon. Alfred Huger, a well-known Charles
tonian and a conspieuous Unionist in the days
of nullification and secession, died in that city
last week of paralysis, in the eighty-fourth
year of his age. lie was Postmaster of Charles
ton from the time of President Jackson until
Cincinnati is said to be more densely popu
lated than any other city in the country. The
population is about 36,000 to the square mile.
New York, the next most populous city, has
23,0C0 to the square mile. Cincinnati has
about fifty-eight buildings to the ac,e London
has forty, and Dublin thirty-two.
The Archbishop of Paris has laid the founda
tion stone of the new chapel of Loretto, at the
country house of the great Seminary of St.
Snlpice. Ever mindful of Alma Mater, the
chapel has been restored at the entire expenso
of the former students of the establishment,
who look upon this spot as the cradle of their
a ecerdotal vocation.
A printer in the Metropolis 2imes office, while
setting type during a thunder shower, experi
enced a 'urious freak of electricity. The
lightning played about his head and was plain
ly visible to the eye, yet, strange to say, there
was no shook, nor any feeling more than a
pleasant sensation. The air at the time was
heavily charged with the vital fluid.
The Cincinnati hospital, for the year ending
March Ist, 1871, paid the Gas Company of that
city $2900 fpr gas consumed. In the following
July the hospital constructed gas works of its
own manufacture. The result is that by this
process it will pay for its gas works and gas in
one year with less money than the gas alone
cost the company for the same period.
A SLarrT MISTAKE.-Mrs. Da Cane, the
wife of the Governor of Tasmania, recently
met with a somewhat sinagaular adventare.
A daughter of Lord Lyndhurst, she Inherits
some of the strongly marked featuores of
her father's character, and is by no means
a conventional grand dame. Ble takes an
active part in the management of the hos
pital, nurses the sick with her own hands,
shows a greate partiality for balldogs than
for poodles, and is very fond of solitary
drives in a sort of tilbuary, her horse being
gaily caparisoned "a laR use" with a num
ber of jingli bells. A few days ago she
got into a neighborhood where she was not
known, and, pulling up to enjoy a lovely
bit of scenery, found herself surrounded
by a groep of children. "Oh, come here,
here's the circus woman, let's find out
where she is goiog to pat up her tent."
She tried at'faret to undeeiteve them, but it
was ueles; they weold have it that she
was going to "pitch" eomewhere near the
viliao, aud wer Met to point oat a good
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