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President mainly devoted to tloitreadt
JoiN HKNDNReoN. Catholic Church. Itwllnot itrim I
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VOLUME VI. NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 1, 1874. NUMBER 52.
Morning Stat and Catholic Messenger. 0i
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ROME. I'
His Holiness, the Pope, has completely re- it
covered from his recent indisposition. n
sPAIN. j
The Carlists have captured Portuguall and
are beseiging Santander. The pople of the
latter place are raising two mllion dollars
which the Carlists demand as their price for o
abstaining from the bombardment of the city. .
EGLAND. 0
Parliament was dissolved by Royal decree on
.the 23rd. In his address, Mr. Gladstone says
that since the defeat of the Irish Education t
Bill the Ministry has not had sufficIent 1
power to carry oct great legislative measure, ii
hsuec the appeal to the people. The advan
tage of a dissolution at the resent moment Is a
that the estimates are so ar advanced that E
the government is able to promise a surplus of t
£e5,M000,000, with whloh It intends to abolish I
the income tax and to relieve local taxation. I
Among matters likely to come before Parlia- I
ment, are a readjustment of the educational act,
the improvement of local government and of I
the land, game and liquor laws. DIsraeli. i
Bright, Lowe and other leaders have issued I
addresses to the people, and the whole country 1
is agitated with preparations for the coming
elections, which will be completed by the 16th I
Feb. The new Parliament is convened for the i
5th of March.
DEATH OF DR. LIVINGSTONE.
The celebrated explorer, Dr. Livingtone, I
died of dysentery in Central Africa about the
middle of August. An offioial dispatch received I
by the Goivernment states that Livingstone at
one time, in Sabriesa, was three hours In cross- I
ing the marches, with the water about waste I
deep. The sufferings of the whole party were
teible; ten died in consequence.
THE ROYAL wEDDING.
SOn the 23rd of January, Alfred Ernest
Edward, Duke of Edinburg and son of Queen
Victoria, was married in St. Petersburg to the
daughter of the Czar. The ceremonies were
of unusnal magnifioence, the festivities being
kept up for several days.
DrUITED STATES.
WAStINGTON.-The Louisriana Case Takes [p.
Last Monday, in the Senate, Morton moved to
consider his motion that Pinchback's case be
sent back to the committee to inquire into the
means by which his election was secured. This
was amended by Hamlin so as to give Pinch
back his seat till the committee reported.
Morton then reviewed his former speeches in
favor of the legality of Kellogg's Government,
it having received the recognition of the State
courts and Federal Government, but said that
he had recently received information which,
if true, rendered it improper for him to move
that Pinchhack be given a seat. MoCreery, of
Kentrucky, then got the floor, and in a speech
of great atrengh, abounding in bitter satire
and keet ridicule, reviewed the whole history
of the troubles in Louisiana since the close of
the war. He read large extracts from the tes
timony taken by the Committee of Investiga
tion last year, and argued, that the last elec
tion was as fair as any held in years, and that
the Kellogg party was ingloriously defeated.
It was attempted to show, he said, that the
negroes had to go too far to vote. He would
give an illustration. A portion of the Red
River where-there was a great bend some forty
miles around, came back within four miles of
the point where the bend commenced, the
neck of land there being only four miles across.
The negroes to vote most go all-the way round
by water, and therefore lost five days in going
to and returning from the poli, it being located
on the upper side of this neck of land. Were
white men subjected to the same inonve
niencet Certainly not; they took the direct
line across the neck of land; went to the polls,
voted and were home again before dinner. He
next spoke of the judiolal proceedings, and
asked if State after State was to be stricken
down by these Illegal judicial desisions until
darkness and depotism spread over the land.
Themre was no telling how much of the people's
mousy in Louisiana has been expended in de
priving them of their rights. Mr. MeCreery
quoted from the testimony, as to Carter fold
ing Jacques to hbls bosom, when he came with
the forged affidavits, and exclaiming:
"Jacques, you are a hell ot a fellow I" In on
clusion he deeled that the State of Louisiana
had a republican form of government, and
argued that steps should be taken to protect
her against fraud and eusurpation.
The forther consideration of the subject was
then postponed till Thursday, when Carpen
ter, President pro tess, called Ferry to the
chair and addressed the Senate. He also re
viewed the case from the time the troubles
commenced and showed how the Committee of
Investigation last year, of which he was a
member, had stood. Every member was
against the legality of the Kellogg Igovern
ment, except the gentleman fromIdin
(Morton.) Mr. trumbull dissented on the
ground that MoEnery shbould be recognised.
r. Hill, another, dlasented upon another
point; but no member agreed with the en
tleman from Indiana. It was entirely too late
now to be talking about seating Pineobaek on
a primafacie case, when such a ease had been
overturned, and a committee of this body had
agreed that there was no BState vsramset in
Louisiana, and no
the Stats, ca
then rev
of affairs in Louisiana as shown by the testi
mony before the committee, and said that is
that part of his argument he would be dry
and tedious, but after thishe intended to was
him hands of the whole affair; and therefore I
would lay before the Ueaste the case la its ab
solute askedness. Th eeIhis Republican as
sociates in this Chamber tink prooper to take in
it on their shoulders and march through the th
next Presidental campaign, he would bid them as
*Ie oalled attention to thidifferent returning h
tb
boards and the re*ards in the shape of offioes,
given to Lynch, Hawiins, and others. Re- Cl
(erring to Judge Darell, he said: On-the 5th ti
of December there was another judicial pro- t
eeding which had no parallel in this country re
or En and. At aight, the same Judge, of
(Dorel) issued an order to seise the State
House. Thetestimony shewed that he went
to his lodging about 11 o'clock, and feeling
like it, saned the order. Nobody applied for aI
it. He was not sitting in Chamber.; no
holding ceurt; bet at his lodginla-ismed an
order to the United States Marshat to size the
State House. It was seieed. A company of
troops put there, and that company held it for vi
more than six weeks, wile the fare-of or
ganizing this Legislature was being enacted, m
and these two men-Pinobback and Ra-were at
elected while the State House was held by t,
troops. The act of Congress authorizing eleo- i
tion cases to be brought before Federal courts h
applied only to instances where parties were a
prevented from voting on account of race, color
or previous conditions oferrvitude. So Durell
bad not evenla deoentpr-text (or jurisdiction. ti
A more remarkable proceeding: than that of
Durell could not be found anywhere. Such s
orders were never issued in Russia or Turkey.
By his very act he organized both sides, put- G
ting the Republicans in, the Demoorats out.
He (Carpenter) sent to theelerk's desk and h
had read the orders of that Judge, and said he
wished it was in his power to have them read
in the hearing of every citizen of the United i
States. b
At 4 o'olock, Carpenter being tired out, the d
Senate adjourned till Eriday when he con- a
elnded his remarkable speoch.
INDIGNOrY To MR. MARR.-On the 28th, al1
New Orleans detective assisted by two police
men, visited Mr. Marr's house and searched all a
through his papers for documents pertaining n
to the Louisiana case. Sheridan, Warmoth, h
Janin, McEnery and others, gathered in Mr. .
Marr's rooms during the search. The commn- p
nity is indignant that a stranger within their F
walls should meet with such treatment. b
Tan GRANT PaRISH Psieowns..-Senator C
Gordon, of Georgia, applied to the President G
on the 27th, in behalf of the Grant parish, e
lLouisiana, prisoners, who were arrested last t
fall by the United States Marshal. and have a
been kept incarcerated since, without trial. I
He asked that they be allowed a speedy trial
or be released on bail until the courts were
ready. The President promptly agreed to call 1
the Attorney General's attention to the matter, c
and Senator. Gordon hopes for good results. 1
r 1
ORPnA Asurams rIN Moaus.-Mrs. Ellen
sLyons, president, publishes a report, in last
Sunday's.Register, of the condition of the two
asylums in Mobile. It appears that there are
Snow seventy male orphans and fifty nine
female orphans in these institutions. The
financial statement is as follows:
ascrttrs.
5 XECEVPT5.
B alance in bank last report, 1873 ..... . 35 65 1
I Money leaned....... . .4.000 00
FNet prooeeds Orphans Fair 1873.......... .6,S 36
f Received since .. . ......... 145 I
Snpscriptions lady members............ 4-· 86 110
S ate lanom rontgomery, e hrough ev.
Father Malcyl....50.. ...
I Mr beran. for wards (Penacola)... 275 00
Rev. Father Mauoy, (Montgomery collection) 28 15
Tyrsi, onaceunt.. ., sseec
Jh Thn olloncon t of farm of.....F..... 9 000
SPlanters' and Merchants' Mutua Insurance 50 00
Sundry parties for wards, et ............... . 80
uI lssusszxzslu.
5 Inboal..... ..... 00----- ** * **** 00 *
o 8 Amua81 s C IOSRaou Sc Dscra nnO
isThe following is othne report of the aair held
It last month:
I balsyt of oAblef .tydrn he erg .......6.... 8 S5
a Irdelran.ous......................... 193o0
Amout eat sereat e ...ociey..........Sre t2s 0
a btrikers' Club.. . ..............s :o000
Tr.hPusfllowing i Co....portoftheFairhl
Total.o.......................... 156 15
a DONA5TION5.
deSL arc' eeoet ofcet Rail. .. . ...400
It F se the merchants of Now York and····(10
aMobis, phrintug, s etc. Wl......131-.530
Mr.t preoc..eeds............. ... 549- USf.0
15 S ADL sR'8 CATHpLIC DIzC'roav 171 OsOo
r' ou 1874.--We have received from Mr. P.F.
1- Gogarty a capy of this invaluable book. Be
a spides complete statistical returns from all the
in Dioceses dsin th n it.contains.an..lpb.
1d betGear list of the clergy in the United States
Sand Ireland. It also contains a complete record
is· deaths among the religions of the coun
tjS .~
Grant andt Le and the Amerisa Armie .
A NEW STORY OF TE BSURRNDEIR OF LEE.
(From a London Review of Liat. eol. Cohesneys 'Es
says and Blographies.'i .
Four of these essays relate to the great war
in America, the events of which, perhaps in
themselves as interesting in a military sense
as those in any war the world has ever seen, i
have not received the careful attention whichb
they merit, owino to the distraction of the
more recent continental campaigns. As Col.
Chesney truly remarks: "There is a disposti
tion to regard the American generals and
troop. which they led as altogether inferior to
regular soldiers. This prejudice was born out
ofthe blunders and want of coherence exhibit
ed by undisciplined volunteers at the outset
faults amply atoned for by the stubborn cour
age dislayed on both sides throughout the
restof the struggle; while, if a man's claims
to be regarded as a veteran are to be measured
by the amount of aotual fighting he has gone
through, the most seasoned soldiers of Europe
are but as conscripts compared with the sur
vivors of that conflict."
The essays on Gene. Grant and Lee are the
most valuable and exhaustive studies. His
striotures on Grant's reckless sacrifice of his
troops in attempting the impossihle by fight
ing the battle of Cold Harbor after bhe should
have learned by the experience of the long
and butchering battles of the Wilderness and
Spotteylvanias that the "continuous hammer
ing" in which he had somewhat boastfully
trusted, might break the instrument while its
work was yet unfinished, are both severe and
well-fonnded. He calls the battle of Cold
Harbor "the darkest spot on the career of
Grant as a commander. - It
requires," he continues, "more excuse than
has anywhere been offered for the sacrifice. It
maybe that Gen. Grant's usual imperturbable
temper was ruffled by the continned readiness
in which his adversary met him; or that he
believed the Confederates already so worn
down by their unsnpplied losses as to be un
able to man their works; or that he judged
that his new command had not been sufficient
ly put to the proof by the stern doings of the
month just passed; or that all these causes
acted together. Possibly he was influenced
more than all by the uneasy consciousnaness that
he had brought the criticism of the whole
world upon his strategy by his famous dis
patob,' Ipropose to fight it out on this line,
if it takes all summer;' for had not this line
been already abandoned, and no result won ?
Col. Chesney accunrately apportions between
Grant and Sberidan the merit of the final
effort which forced Lee to surrender, of which
merit Americans are becoming more prone to
I assign an nundue share to the subordinate com
mander.
His sketch of Gen. Lee cannot be condensed:
" Like Napoleon, his troops soon learnt to be
tlieve him equal to any emergency which war
could bring. Like Hannibal, he could speak
lightly and calmly at the gravest moments,
being then himself least grave. Like Raglan,
he preserved a sweetness of temper that no
I person or ciruoomstance could ruffle. Like
Casar, be mixed with the crowd of soldiery
freely, and never feared that his position
would be forgotten. Like Blucher, his one
a recognized fault was that which the soldier
e readily forgives, a readiness to expose his life
Sbeyond the proper limits permitted by modern
war to the commander-in-chief. What won
der, then, if he commanded an army in which
each man would have died for him; an army
from which his parting wrung tears more
c bitter than any the fall of their ctnse could
e extort; an army which followed him, after
s three years of glorious vicissitudes, into pri
* vate life, without one thought of forther re
p sistaoce against the fate to which their adored
a chiefyielded without a murmur But with
5 all this warm enlogy he impartially points out
' the faults and failings of Lee-how he made
b no attempt to check indiscipline; never used
!o his authority to porge his command of ineM
oient officers; failed to enforce on the govern
ment the vital necessity of bringing the for
nishbing of sup lies more directly under his
own control, so that his army starved in
o Richmood while large supplies were available
had proper energy been used by the War De
i partment; and lastly, how he so marched his
calvary of their legse, that in their last cam
naigu the Confederates were left almost
!1 destitute off that most necessary arm. But
d these shortcomings, although the military
critic must notice them, are but the inevitable
specks on the bright surface of oan illustrious
i military character; on Lee's personal charac
ter there lingers no breath of tarnish.
Inexpressibly pathetic in its simplicity is
Col. Chesney's brisf acconnu of the bitter end
ing of his long struggle and matchless strate
gy. Gordon sent back the word that the way
of escape was completely barred; and now
Sthere confronted him nothing but the inevita
a ble capitulation. "For a moment those who
looked on him saw him almost overcome; and
the first words of complaint ever bear from
ec his lips, dmingb the war, broke sharply forth,
` i had rather die a thousand deaths!' Musing
5 sadly for a few seconds, as his men's favorite
cry broke on his ear, ' There's Uncle Robert !'
in deep, sad tones he said to those near him,
" How soon could I end all this and be at
F. restl 'Tis but to ride down the line and give
Sthe word, and all would be over.' Then pre
Ssently recovering his natural voice, he ao
swered one who urged that surrender might
Sbe misunderstood: That is not the question.
es The question is whether it is right. And if it
is right I take the responsibilityj Then, after
a brief silence he added, with a sigh, 'Is is
n- our duty so iive. What will become of the
wives and ebildsoft $* SIAth it we am an e
here to protect them t' So sayinog, he sent in
his flag of truce without forther hesitation to
Grant. The coming action was stayed on the
instant, an&the stroggle of the Confederacy
was virtually over."
Death of the Hen. Oideon M. Parker, of Mobile.
The Hon. 0. M. Parker, ex-Mayor of Mobile
and one of its most prominent citizens, died in
that city last BSunday morning. From the
beoautifolly el sent and touching editorial
published in t Register of Tuesday we take
the following tbnte to the high excellence
and sterling integrity of his character:
The dutay of recoording "the end of a right
eons man," although inseparable from the pain
of our mortal natures, is not, let as thank God,
one of unminglea pain. When the community
in which a good man has lived can gather
around the tomb in which bis honored dust is
to be laid, and the fragrance of his virtues
steals upon their senses, and the memory of
hisb noble deeds grows b halo of light over the
gloomy scene, ea ly something like a pleasur
able sensation enters the heart to qualify and
struoggle with the gloom of the grave. It is as
the silent breathing of the spirit's pledge fall
ing from the skies, that the immortal and bet
ter part of man conqners Death; and that
while, obedient to the immutable law, his body
returns to the earth, the universal receptacle
of all that dies, his "virtues live after him" to
the solace of his near and dear ones and to the
admiration of his friends. To every commu
nity it is a bbor that such a man shonld have
lived in its midst. His life is an acted gospel
of truth and honor-an open volume of silent
rebuke to human frailty and vice. Such a
man has just passed away from this commu
nity, and although it is not the province of the
secular press to preach homilies over the biers
of the departed, yet a rush of memory bears
to our senses sucnh a long and uninterrupted
stream of the pare, modest, charitable, brave
and noble life of Gideon Marsena Parker that
we cannot resist the temptation of paying
homage to the bright star of virtue that hov
ers over the spot where to-day the casket that
was its tenement will be given back to earth.
One would have to think long before he could
find where to spare from thias city a better
man and citisen than G. M. Parker. A simple
narrative of his life is his best eulogy. His
deeds are the stones to build bis monument
his deeds, every one a duty performed, not one
neglected to family,friends, society or country.
In 1871 he was elected, without his solicita
tion, Mayor of this city. Here, as elsewhere,
he exhibited the excellent traits that had
adorned his whole life. Just to all, clemeat to
the poer and the ignorant, rigorous and on
hending to those violators of the law who had
no excuse in deficient means and opportunities
for not knowing better. His salary was given
in anostentatious succor to the poor and the
needy. His standing instructions to the Chief
of Police were, to seek out the distressed and,
to the extent of his salary, relieve them. It
was only knownto his most intimate associates
that he frequently drove to the houses of the
needy with a well-tilled market basket ender
his boggy seat. He never carried it on his
arm, that the world might appland his charity.
At his death he was the surviving partner of
Woodruff dr Parker, President of the Wash
ington Fire Insurance Company. President
National Commercial Bank and Treasurer of
the Board of Trade, besides being on some of
the leading committees of that body. He was
to the full as faithful in all his Christian duties
-was financial agent and steady adviser of the
Sisters of the Convent of the Visitation, and
stood by them through their former financial
troubles. and was the steadfast and valuable
friend of the Spring Hill Collegein their bhsi
nes affairs. As a merchant he was faithful,
upright and just, and as a rewardof his indaus
try died with the comfort that he was leaving
a competent fortune to his sorviving family.
TUa FVNERAL.
At an early hour Tenaday morning a large
assemblage of people of all classes and de
nominations assembled at the Cathedral to
witness the last solemn rites of the holy church
of which Gideen I. Parker was a beleved
child. The services were conduoted by the
Very Rev. A. D. Pellicer, assisted by the Rev.
C. T. O'Callaban and Rev. John Peeler. Pres
eant in the Sanotoary were Rev. Father Mon
tillot, S. J., President of Spring Hill College
Rev. Father Imasad, S. J., of St. Joseph's
tchurch; Rev. Father Olivier, 8. J., and other
Jes sit Fathers and secular priests.
The funeral sermon was delivered by Father
t O'Callahan, who paid a touching and sincere
- tribute to the many virtues of the deceased,
to his large-hearted generosity, benevolence,
r and his falsithfol, untiring devotion in aid of
r the Church, its orphans and edslitional in
- stiintious.
The Catholic orphans were preseint, dressed
I in their neat out door uniform; and the large
t Cathedral was crowded to its utmost eapacity
with large numbers blocking up the street out
s ide, suoble to gain admission..
At the conclusion of the impressive funeral
I' services, the casket was conveyed to the hearse
, and escorted to the Catholio graveyard by an
t immense procession formed as follows:
e Fire Department brass band; delegates from
- fire company No. 9and other Ire companies;
- Gaas' brass band; Mobile Rifles; carriages
t containing oflciating priests and attendants;
iaiarriaescontaining the following pall bearsrs:
t P.H.Pepper, E. P. Harpin. Wi. A Smith,
,r Thos. St. John, Charles LeBaron, Admiral
a Semmes, Chas. Hopkins, John H. Higley. The
e hearse; earriagee centaining family, relatives
K sad ta stl; Awerd of Direstors of Wasl·iug
ton Fire and Marine Insurance Compay,
Presidents and Secretaries of the other Fire
Insurance Companies of Mobile, Board of Di
rectors of the National Commercial Bank, and a
officers of other banks. Followed by a long ;
sortege of carriages, in whlo were represented c
all clasmee and denomlnations of onr people, a
payinog this last affectionate tribute to the re- t
mains of one they had loved and honored so
well in life.
Loving hands had decorated the casket with f
wreaths of flowers, among which we observed t
a mystic wreath from the Order of Myths, who I
were proud to number the deceased among
their honorary members.
The following gentlemen, citizens of New a
Orleans, were in the proceesion, having come
over for the express purpose of attending the r
funeral: Mr. . . Converse of the Arm of a
E. K. Converse A Co., Mr. A. *lomson of the I
firm of A. Thomson & Co., and Mr. Wm. Gor- I
don, of the firm of Gorden & Gomilla.
When the procession reached the West Ward I
the firemen returned, and the Mobile Rifles, I
under command of Capt. Price Williams Jr., I
took the lead. marcbing to the oemetery, were, I
after conclusion of the final ceremonies, they i
ored the customary salute of three rounds over I
the grave of their former officoer and late hon
orary member.
THE LowoNGS SWIM ON RECORD.-Tlle
Norfolk Chronicle makes the death of
Samuel Brock, a Yarmouth beachman, the
occasion of recalling his extraordinary es
cape in October, 1835. A vessel was ob
served at sea about 1 r. x., with a signal I
flying for a pilot, bearing east, distant
about 12 miles. Brock, who belonged to ,
Layton's company, with nine others,
launched the yawl Increase, and steered
for the object of their enterprise. About
4 o'clock they came up with the vessel,
which proved to be the Spanish brig Pa
quettede Bilbon. Three of the beachmen I
went on board, and the remainder of the t
crew of the yawl were sent away. On I
their way home a terrific squall took the r
yawl's sails flat aback, and she capsixed. 1
In a few minutes all the crew, with the ex
ception of Brock, were drowned. It was
then about 6:30 P. U., and the nearest land
was aix miles distant-dead low water;
and Brock remembered that the flood tide
would be setting off shore making to the
southward, so that should he ever reach
the shore he weald have to swim and Roat
at least fifteen miles. The swell of the I
sea drove him over the Cress-sand ridge,
and be then got sight of the buoy of St.
Nicholas' Gat, nearly opposite his own
door, distant fonu miles from the land. lie I
had now been five hours in the water. He 1
next caught sight of a vessel at anchor.
He got within 200 yards of the vessel and
hailed her; a boat was at once lowered,
and at 1:30 A. K., having swam seven
hours and a half in an October night, lie
wase safe on board the brig Betsey, of Sun
derland, nearly fifteen miles from the spot
where the boat Increase was capsized.
THE PorPE AND THE SOCIETY OF ST. VIN
CENT DE PAUl..-The members of the So
ciety of St. Vincent de Paul in America
will be glad to know that, in spite of the
gloomy and discouragin condition of af
fairs in Rome, in spite of fthe brutal tyran
ny and blasphemous excesses of the usur
pation and the revolution, their cherished
society continues its noble exercises of
charity in the Sacred City, and falters not
in any of its daties. On the morning of
19th December the members of the society
in Rome were received in audience by the
Holy Father at the Vatican. The Presi
dent of the Council, with nearly all the
members of the Conferences of the city,
attended as a deputation, and tendered to
the Sovereign Pontiff their renewed assuar
ance of devotion to himself and to his
throne. The address to his Holiness
mentioned the gratifying fact that the num
ber of Conferences in Rome had increased
but recently from thirteen to eighteen, and
that a greater interest was manifeeted in
its -esults, both by the members them
selves and by the general public. Alter
laying at the feet of his Holiness the tri
bute and testimony of their love and loy
alty, they supplicated his blessing for their
own society in Rome and for the entire
society scattered so widely over the face
of the world. The Holy Father delivered
in reply a brief but beautiful discourse.
" Doi. "-Here is a rhymed " modern in
stance " of an "old saw:"
'Ari very ancient saying.
Time elii now s provd it atrse;
IDo unto all your oaegbbard
As you would hays them do to you
Eut seethet, ssayisg sow prevails,
Of an sulitely d ser. bas:
"Be sore med do yeur seighbbre1
Jr theyil osnraloin do yon
"Sailors indulge in the heaviest attire of
any human beings on this globe." eaid
Aunt Mary, as she looked up from her
newspaper. "How so, aity t" asked her
niece. 'Because," answered the old lady,
"they seem to be in the habit of mesring
their ship."
Carious Will..
It is a very agreeable thing to be aleatee
sometimes, however, a legacy come eog
with a oondition whloh takee off a good deal
of the pleeeasure aooompanying its receipt. It
may not be an intollerable condition having to
take the name and arms of an old family sand
give up some distinguliehed name for an histor.
leal or an aristocratic one in order to inherit a
fine estate, but it is often a bnrden to a widow
to know that afesheshould give way to a natal
wish and marry again, ehe will lose all or the
greater part of the money left to her by her
husband. On sueoch a condition large estatee
are constantly being willed, and many of the
bequests to widows are only so long as they
remain unmarried. Occasionally the condition
on which legaoles can be enjoyed is that the
legatee shall not become or be married to a
Roman C tholio. The Hon. Mrs. Aramiata
Monok Rdle* whose wil was proved in April,
1808, placed etiil further restraints on her leg
atees. She declares " that if any or either of
my said obildren, either is my lifetime or at
any time after my decease, shall become or
marry a Roman Catholic, dr shell join or enter
any Ritualistico brotherhood or sisterhood, then,
and in any other or either of the said eases,
the several provisions, whether original, esub
stitutive or accruingK, hereby made for the ben
efit of snobh child or children, shall ctse and
determine and become absolutely void."
In olden times estates were often held in
England by very curious tenores. 0on of the
most ancient in the north was the tenure by a
horn, The superior lord, who might be the
king, gave possession of the land by the gift
of a horn, and the land was held on condition
of its being blown so as to give notice when
ever there was any danger of an actual inroad
of the Pints. In modern tiumes we have prop
erty held by a more ourious tenure still. IMr.
Henry BIudd, by his will, proved in February,
1862, declares " that in case my son Edward
shall wear moustaches, then the device herein
before contained in favor of him, his appoin
tees, heirs and assigns of my said estate, called
Pepper Park, shall be void* and I devise the
same estate to my son William, his appointees,
heirs and assigos. And in case my son William
shall wear moustaches, then the device herein
before contained in favor of him, his appoin
tees, heirs, and assigns of my said estate
called Twickenham Park, shall be void, and I
devise the same estate to my son Edward his
appointees, heirs and assigns." Mr. Buodd ie
not singolar in his objection to the moustache.
Mr. Fleming, an appraiser and upholsterer, of
Pimlico, by his will, proved in April, 180li,
gives to the different men in his employ £10
each; '" but to those who persist in wearing
the mooustache, £5 only."
Testators sometimes even venture to touch
feminine attire; for we oAnd Mr. James Bob
bins, whose will was proved in October, 1864,
declaring " that, in the event of my dear wife
not complying pith my request to wear a wid
ow's cap after my decease, and in the-event of
her marrying agauin, that then and in both
such cases, the annuity which shall be payable
to her out of my estate shall be £20 per oannum
and not £30." As there was no stipulation as
to the time the widow's cap was to be worn,
probably Mrs. Robbirs fooud it easy to comply
with the letter of the reqluest in her husband's
will and yet indllgie her own taste in the mat
ter. In contradistinction to, this example of w
husband compelling his widow to, wear the
emblems of mouruing for hiIIm whether she
mourned his lose or not may he plasedl the
provisions of the will proved in May, lS s, *K
Mr. Edward Concanen; although the berquest
is lnot mado to depend upon their ulobservance
tbhe testator says: "And I hereby bhind my sai
wife that she do not after my decease offend
artistic taste, or blaron the sacred feelings of
her sweet and gentle nature, by the exhibition
of a widow's cap."
Avery pecoliar obligation was imposed on
two of his legatees by Sir James South the
astronomer whose will, with several codiiLs,
was proved in 1id6. By his will he save
pocket chronometer each to the Earl of Sbaftes
bury, the Earl of Rossa, and Mr. Arehite
John Stevens, end in one of his codleils he
states that they were so given to them in the
fullest confidence that they would respectiveig
se and wear them in the same manser as "I
am is the habit of weering y chroosmeters-
nmely, in my pantaloon pocket, properly so
caled -a sort of pfmim to try and per
etuate the old fashon of carrying the wadi
Ic the fob pocket, in vogue when Sir James
South was a younoog man. To quote one lastance
of a conditional legacy given nearly one hue
dred years ago, we may refer to the codicil of
the will of David Hums, the historiae, wherein
be leaves to his old friend Mr. Jibo ome, of
Kilduff (who disliked port, and used to contend
that "homs" was the correct spelling both of
I his own name and Hums'i) "ten dosen of my
old claret athis choice, and one single bottle
of that other liquor called port. I also leave
to him six dozen of port, provided that he at'
tests, under his hand, signed John Home, that
be has himself alone finished that bottle at
two sittings. By this concessi'ohe will at
once terminate the only two dafferences that
ever arose between os concernitong temporal af
fair."-Ula1tratcd Losdes News.
Ar.lrrznTiO.-AI an altogether adlmirable
aud amusing attemp at alliteration, no anony
mous author astonished all admirers of ali
teratire ability by the sobjoined seogularly
f successful specimen :
*5epsisg sweet- sesephic rssh strslse usgs,
r esis aee.sesdle;.' sjupa a..u sari r·;
Roos mel-subduin` meats so~trsA.IV . otkis:
r ab meo. seme slstty sptilt sm,'w snoCaag.
SWhat is the least popular kind octl The
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