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Sev. P. F. ALLEN, H -
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Boax T. Oxasexe.
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So. BMcwarr. ~iakiakngod commend It to the Catheba
xwýmm (oe@· b red aJ V. Anoranaior o.Nuw OaaeaL
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VOLUME .X NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY .,11 1877. NU.BER 1.
Morni~g Star and Catholic :esseiger.
MEW OarAN-. SUNDAY, FEBRUAtY 1i. 16:7.
TE.=tPRIC SUMMARY.
FOREIGN
FnANCE.-In the Chamber of Deputies o:n
the 5th inst., M. Ordanaire, member for Lyons.
questioned the Governmeut as to what steps
it intended to take to alleviate the distress
among the workmen of Lyons. M. Ordinaire
stated 50,000 operatives were thrown o:lt of
employment in consequence of low wages and
the advances of raw silk, which had risen 84)
per cent. in price. Mr. Simon, President of
the Council, replied that the Government
weuld do everything in its power to assist the
ieal autborities. It appears from an article
in L'Eonosmlste Francaisethat two-thirds of the
silk workers are unemployed, and the mann
facturers declare that work cannot be resumed
until the priceof raw silk falls 15 per cent.
The Journal Les Droits de l'Homme has been
oasperded for six months, and the editor sen
teced to three months' imprisonment for in
salting the President and justifying the Com
GsnMANY.-The North German Gazette re
verts to the anti-German articles in the Berue
des deer Mordes, and says these expressions are
signifieant in France, because the renewal of
war against Germany is considered by every
one only a question of time, and constitutes a
permanent factor in all political calculations.
ENGLAND -The session of Parliament for
1877 was opened on the 7th. The Queen'a
speech contained little of general interest, her
remarks on the snubbing England, in common
with the other powers, reoeived at the bands of
Turkey being reported thus: ' She regrets
that the proposals have not been accepted by
the Porte, butthe result of the Conference has
been to chow the existence of a general
agreement among European powers, which
cannot fail to have a material effect upon the
tobdition and government of l'turkey. S',
trusts that the armistice when expired wi:l
lead to the conclsion c-f an honorablecpeace."
TuRnxx.-Midhat Piash, Grand V-zier, bca
been proved to have engaged in a conspiracy
to detbrone the Sultan, and hias been tent ito
exile. The Porte i3a sent a diispatch to t:e
representatives abroad, giving notice of the
appointment of three Christians to the gov
ernorships of provinces, and declaring that the
application of the reforms is proceeding ure
mittiugly.
MExlco -City of JIcrioo, Jan. 30.-The elec
tions are going on in favor of Diaz. Charges
of fraud are freely made as in the previous
Presidential elections. Diaz is urged to hasten
his return to the capital, as the Government is
in danger of falling to pieces owing to dissen
ass in the Cabinet, the members being inex
'enoed and without talent or prestige.
..ere has been a formidable split among the
members of Diaz's Tuxtepeo party. Business
is in a worse condition than ever; failures
are nnmeuoe- Some foreigners who favored
Diaz's revolution have failed, and a new revo:
Sutlon against Dias bha been encouraged by
capitalists, who make money by laans to the
e evolutionists at excessive interest.. The
irch party has been triumphant in the
ations in the capital. The most important
:oeitions in Michoacan, Puebla and Qiaretaro
are held by the church party. A petition is
circulating, praying that the Gavernment will
permit the return of the Sisters of Charity,
who were expelled from the counlry twoe ears
ago. Cortina refuses to obey the order to
abandon the Texas frontier. He row onposes
Diaz. Another telegram says: The Church
party tacitly countenanccs Diaz, but. is realty
wbrking to place Coneelvatives in lower, A I
general opinion prevails that the l)i:..: iovern.
ment will be of bhoit duratin. Geo. Di.z has t
ordered the release of a number of foreigners, 1
who have been oondnld in the ,pris-ons in
Matamoras and Monterey.
UNITED STATES.
WASHINGTON.-The Grand Commission has
decided one point in the Florida case, and, i
contrary to the general expectation and to the
intense disgust of the millions who hoped that t
the Judgesof the Supreme Court at least would
be superior to Party, the vote was strictly I
partizen, the eight Republioans voting one way
and the seven Demoorats the other. After
msnding three days in hearing the argomentse
of O'Conor, Evarts and others, and in consalta- .
lion as to whether they should receiveand con- n
aider other ttstimony than that contained in t
the papers opened in the Joint Convention of a
the Senate and House, the Commission decided
ae question in the negative (a decision ad- F
ares to the Demooratio position), Justice I
Jdley voting with the Republicans, and the p
"tS standing 8 to 7. On the next question as p
whether the Commission should inquire v
.llete eligibility of iHr" ries, a Republtcan v
.who is said to a been a Federal i
effee -elder at the tier- if the election, the
votI aisn stood t to' this time in the f,
slzaae·lj (a decision davor of the Demo
c ratiU position) Justie..~B adley voting with C
them on this question. +P" Latter question was
one of minor nlmpor'ancf-~.ud the general re t
sult is regard- as unfavorable to the Demo
crats, et,'ecialy as it establishes a precedent a
on some points against them in the Louisiana o
As showing what is thought on the subject in
qlurters, we quote Chief Jastice Wsite v
"Yesterday's proceedings are merely v
ry and farnish no indications of the a
PVoearbsDem.) said : "A black st
The Commission on Thursday csaridered tte
eligibility of Homphries. lHe swore he had
resigned on the Gth of October and produced
Judge Wood's letter accepting his resignation.
Toe Deminrats filed aceirtificate fromn the clerk
of Wood's court, ai twwng thaL thle luoks of the
oflaie had no record of his resignation. A
desemiJn in t!' catr,. .. [xpeot.dl Friday evenoing.
'It, liver anri L:,rior till rnpropriatcs as
fillhws : C p'e Fear RBver 110 000 : Saivanah
harbor, 9500 0u, Mo th if the Mtlsiniippi,
t100CU0O; G0lveston harbor. ,41'"00(i; Little
Kanawha, $5 00 ; Roanoke River. $.i 000; Ttn.
bigbee and Warrior, $15.000; abhp canal (lal
veston bay, $25 Oul ; Sabtue 'Pa-u, $20,0J;
Ooja'hita, $40,000: Red River, 65 0u0 ; llusa
wick, Ga., harbor, r53,000; Tennessee River,
$200.00f(; Coosa River, $20 000; Great Kan
awha, $100,000; Hall Gate, $200,u00.
The case of the United States vs. Gen. Belk
nap was dismissed on motion of the District
Attorney, by direction of the Attorney- Gen
eral, for the reason that the evidence would
not sustain the prosecution. The action was
taken by direction of the President:
The investigation into the Louisiana Return
ing B~ard frauds continues. Wells and other
members refuse to answer most of the questions
pat to them. Maddox's testimony with refe
rence to the proposed sa'e of the Electoral
vote of Louisiana has been strengthened by
the production of Wells' letter to Senator
West which reads as follows:
• Nw ORLEANS, Nov. 21, lb76.
YMy Dear Senator-I regret nuch at not hav
ing seen you when here. I want to say much
to you which would be at least inmprudent to
put on paper. I trusnet, however, to meet you
In Washington as soon as the canvvas is over,
which is now upon us. Our dutaoi as return
ing ofii:ers have a:ggmo~,;ed tn,. d stiny of
the teto great partie--m.iy I iuc t:a the na
tion! I folly c.omijrelhnd thoe itoatio, us
well as toy duty to the greate-tlivwng G.ceial,
U ..Grant, and not with t:y conrInt erail
tills opprensed peop!e Ie governtd by his
pa oled prisanere, aided by their white-livered
cowards of the North. Let ime, mny esteulecd
sir, warni you of tLe dagla,-c. Idillions lave
b~tnl set s.,r,., ouI will lie ut d ia the interest
of Tildle ; la d Luntin tn aolmte coutlil:.r Il,'vt.el tl
it will h.n iUns o.eiboe ...t 1 u .c er a:.y o:L. r
Indi;idurl i to arro-', its pri'dn ive r .l:.+
Thu geer e man pre enting this I..tier in full
aware of the moves, nod if a:, a:low, witl
communicate freely. Sao our trienri., lanld act
promptly, or the result will be I i+.strous.
"A hint to the wi, ." Srioitly ilplvato and
coin deutial.
Yurs, very truly, J. MADIogoN WELLS
TEtNNESSEr --Xashrille, Feb. 5.-The State
Senate to-day concurred in the House resolu
tion directing the Comptroller and Treasurer
to suspend the payment of the interest of the
State bonded debt.
GEORGIA -Atlalnt, Feb. 8 -The Senate to
day passed the Hlouse bill calling a State Con
vent;on.
T71I GRA,1ND COMMISSIlay.
F.ORIDA GIV-EN TO IIAYES BY A .TRICT I'ARTY
VOTE.
irashingtot,l F, 0 --'lThe Electoral Commiis
siun, by a vote of t, 7, cite lted that the four
lI toral votes of Fon'd t shi,' I.id bt' ctlnotedl for
Hayes and Wheeler. A tical reprrt wa- s lrd
by Bradlhy,Edoronids, Frelingh .yern, (;iar. i i,
ilior, Mbiter, Morton aril .'e ,1g..
In tho formal rep -rt' to ItL j.,iut os-ion :h i
commiivi.on will asign the foltowi:g; re lou
for their decision:
1. The commistion exercising it e Ic'.:p.r'.l ,
both l~0oner, uned the aw,. annd Laviiv, i x
ituinetd an! the cerfficrates a-d .lp. r referrted
to theti, tir.d that they haveo no aothorit3 to .
hear eviderce alioodi, or in other wotds to i
hear evidence outside the certificates if the e
...Jvernor of the State of Florida, founded upon t
the determination of the canvassing board asn
to its vote, a
2 Tfle commission could not consider as a
evidence any act of the Legislature, or courts, 9
in determining whom the State had appointed p
as electors after the day the said electors gave t
their votes.
3. In regard to the alleged ineligibility of t
F. C. Ilumphreys, there was not sufficient s
proof that he held fllde on the 7th of Novern
her.,
The commission continued in session until t
half-past eight. Each of the fifteen members h
made an eleborate statement of his views of n
the case, and the following resolution was
adopted:
Resolved, That the four persons, to wit: b
Fred. C. IHomphreys, Charles W. Pearce, Wm. a
I. Holden and Thos. W. Long, are duly ap- a
pointed eleotoes of President and Vice- t
President for the State of Florida, and that the it
rotee cast by the aforesaid four persons are the g
rotes provided for by the Constitution of the ii
United States. I
The vote in detail on this resolution was as t
follows: li
YZAs-Bradley. Edmonds, Frelioghnysen, a
allfleld, Hoar, Miller, Morton and Strong. t
NaYS -Abbott, BIyard, Clitlord, Field, Hun- p
or, Payne and Thurman. t
In the case of llumphrexe, lndge Clifford h
was of the opinion that holding the f1ei ti
f(shipping commission would have rendered it
2im ineligible, but that his ro-ignation of the f,
iflee before the election was valid, and in this p
rlew of the case, action on the objection of his p
rote, made by Senator Jones, Of Florida, was is
abandoned. These will be presented in joint is
leesioo to-morrow, when the count will pro- a
ire to L9tln. - a
P'OWEBR MADE PiRFECT IN INFIRMITY.
I cannot do this thing." she said,
" I am so weak, so weak and frail;
My will within me seemeth eoad
O L',rd! 't's no avail!"
'Tie no agail i Come blther, chfd,
And tale that trembling will of ti-iae.
An-d pisnc It in My open .d.lo,
Withxin My heart Div,ne.
And there it ha;ll be comfortted,
And fortitled and chastened be !"
" I can do all ttings now,." she aid.
" In Him who strengthens me!"
A GENTLE WORD.
A gentle word Is never lost;
Ohil never then re'use one:
It eheess the heart when sorrow tost,
And ulola tke cares that bruise ons.
It catlters sanshine o'er our way,
It turns our thorns to roses;
It changes dreary nollht to ay,
And hope and pewee discloses.
A gentle word is never loset
The fallen brother reads it;
How easy said. how small the coat,
Wbhat Joy and comfoirt speeds it I
Then drive the shadow from thy brow,
As smile can well replace it:
Oar voice Is mnsic when we speak
With gentle words to grace It.
4 .N I_ FA VT PHENOMEN O N.
IN. Y. Tribune.)
Harry Shannon is a little sevel-near-old whi
has been trainted, according to the Rosto
Tra,.crilt, by nome I,,nttcietu;celress wretch, tc
mrciiiohrz.i riore than ;, thousand recitations
an:d to speak in pthlic f-r wore than an hoont
::t a tinie. Dnriig co, of his exhibitinno it
Boston the octihr evening, when the lad had
si oken for aebouti an hour, a gcetleuau wh(l
had bee attrerlively wv3tchiug him throIIgh
an opera .Icass was observed to go into the
,rotirng rot,,, fir the pnrpoeo, it was sup.
p,-edt, imf orove.ni:g it h the, manager, flo
sitwtu+ ntill!y the t tlrln : ;a er irt.uat,ni ced that
c,,,lplait;t hi:rl l,'-.t rnado tl;at thb buy was
b,.i p i,v tw-trkcd. and the wiehi d it noder.
Ictdu that tliteo exhilitions were not to fati.
g'in' to MBaster IIsrry as wontll naturally be
t:lt;posJed. 'T'ne lir.tr meniouled gertrleman here
atto-u in the audience, and apolog zing for the
interferer co, begged leave to express a differ
aet opinion. He said emphatically that the
boy was wearied, no wearied that his " nerves
twitched," and for hrimelf he would prefer to
pay more for a half hour of the entertainment
than to have it longer and, as he believed,
to the injury of the boy. Upon this another
gentlemau arose and said that he was the
father of the boy, that the child was not
wearied, and that a father's interest in his
child was usually as great as that of other
people. While in New York an offer of $50.000
was made for he services for six months, which
be (the father) had declined, preferring to
keep him under a father's care. The gentle
man with the opera glass sarcastically echoed
he word "Father," and the discussion closed.
I he audience applauded the complainant.
TH11E ltREAT let GOitS -An immoense lo-s
;f prop it, haLi ri snltrd from thlhe great ice
;urge on t e lining',heoli: ivier. tl'heflood.
icurtirrilng by th danmrring of the strta'n, onl
ne;kiig its friz. n b rricr, axeltt the gieat. ice
n :hedn b, fire it, atd I h:i-n in tirn d, ryroyed
vu:rything in teir ln thti. ~::,'oe iI lets ,fi co l.
nil bar;es nc. r." 1, 1, ib .l;! like chiop, ti
or tric ;'r.d , ' l ;'. -tiikiig a bridge' pier
C ,,tl--r uh,-tr. ':,nti i'r-.- e i, m 's' to treni-t
f t 'rii n im;.l tuoy. i .-. thu.~igrg ti:::'cL I
, i-:,; , -ev n large ", iii liata . be-jidrt 1
ibter er l.-,.d~t Icotil ii pi'ik atndl ips-ardsn
If:(0 i l:irnge avrec swept away. -Nearly ;ill
"ern lilleid with cial, lif which it is estimated
-ome 15 (Ut. OtO bihl:.l wi, re lobt. The tipples
ined for dumping coal, lnilt on the river batik,
•ere destroye' for a d;stance of 'ix:een miles,
vid their wrecks, with those of the vessels, lie
trewn over the shores in inextricable confu
,io. The los in the, vicinity of Pittsburg is
laced at 2.o000,00l, to which must be addled
he cost ot clearing the channel of the deb..4
vbhich tow impedes navigation. At Cincinuert
lie break-np of ice in the Ohio resulted in do
roaction almost as extensi'-, and 75 full and
100 empty coial barges and several steamere
ere sannk. It is estimated by coal shippers
hat the total damage caneed between Pitte
norg and Cairo will tint fall ehor. of twelve
nillion dollars.
Coral is of a stony or calcareois formation,
ming in fact the agglomerated shells or frame
rork of creatures invisible to the unaided eye,
and it is found in almost every degree of lati
ode and longitude. It is infinitely variable in
ts forms and characteristite Linr:eis, the
rest Swedish naturalist, assigned it a place
otermediary between the an i ral and vegetable
ingdom. It was not until thi stixteenth cen
ory that it came to be regarded ii any other
ight than that of a marine plant, devoid of all
,nimal life. It is known to produce eggs and
o give bitthl to living young. and it is also
uropagated by a procees of baulditg analagone
a that seen in plants. 'Thest characteristcon
ave been discovered solely through the aid of
he microscole, and are the rianlts of modern
veastigation. Owing to its itninite variety of
rrn asod dimension, as well as its methods of
•rpagation, andl its vast constructive ca
acmty, as displaied in the formation of reefs,
lands and even continents, this minute organ.
mm has ever possessed for those of a sclentlio
set of mind an intersat of the most absorbing
stare.
WHAT THIOMAS CARLYLE THIINKS 0)
DARWINISI.
Carlylo is now very feehie throngh age
but hie memory is still niarvell u+, and
the flow of his talk-doubtless the most
el-q,-n: of the age--is unabated. Tale
tlit, i a -tai:tle:
'I have known three ge;.at t!ions f thie
Darwcit,., tg-inn(father, tarler, and on ;
at:ltis n all. 1 tie Irot her of tI'o 'rtusert fianon
naturalst., a qluiet lan, wLO lives nlot far front
here, 1ld riie that among his grandlfathri's t1
facts Lo fo ud a seal engraven with this le
gend: "Omnia tr coacnhis;' everything from a
clam shel'! I saw the naturalist not many
months ago; told him that I had read bhis
'Origin of the Species' and other books: that
be had by no means satisfied me that men
were desoendants frotl monkeys, but bad gone
far toward persuading me that be and his so.
called scientific brethren had brought the
present generationiof Englishbmen very near to
monkey s.
"A good sort of a man is this Darwin, and
well-meaning, but with very little Intellect.
Ab, it's a sad and terrible thing to see nigh a
whole generation of men and women profees
ing to be cultivated, looking around in a pur
blind fashion, and finding no God in this uni
verse. I suppose it isa reaction from the reign
of cantand hollow pretence, professing to be
lieve what in fact they do not believe And
this is what we have got to. All things from
frog spawn; the gospel of dirt the order of the
day. The older I grow-and I now stand upon
the brink of eternity-the more comes back to
me the sentence of the catechism, which I
learned when a child, and the fuller and
the deeper Its meaning becomes: 'What is the
o!hi-ifevd of nman' 'To glorify God and *o en
joy Hian fcrevor.' No gospel of dirt, teaching
that men have descended from fries threugh
mon'kl:ye can ever set that aside."- Iiaru'ord
Courant.
ART OF' BEINGI A;RErEAisLir.-The true
art of bting agreeable is to aplpear well.
plea.-ed wit i all tl.e company, and rather
to ecOvm well entulertined with tliern than
to give e-ntert.sinimert to them. A lijan
thus dirph.eil perhaps may not have muchi
learning or any wit; but, it hlie has corn.n
sene', and something friendly in his be
hivior, it conciliates men's minds more than
the brightest talents without tois disposl
tin. and when a man of such a turn comes
to old uge, he is almost sure to be treated
vwli, respect. It is true, indeed, that we
saould not dissemble and flatter in com
pany; buta man may be very agreeable,
stl ictly consistent with truth and sincerity,
by a prudent silence where he can not con
cur, and a pleasing assent where he can.
Now and then you meet with' a person so
exactly formed to please that he will gain
upon everyone that hears or beholds him.
This disposition is not merely the gift of
nature, but frequently the effect of much
kno sledge of the world, and a command
over passions.
---- ._
RaEsToIiNG B:luNT RECOI:iS.--S irte of
the public records in Paris, whic:h were
burnt d(uring the reign of the Crommuune,
we.;t finally- made available 1:. arn Inge
ni!: s operation. As ther can:: t fr) the
liic t:i wiceo riuie ike ci i f - ' a:coal
hi":t m:tl|ong O:l'e, aIdt the .cst- v :iould
.: '- ...y : [ i io'A ii r Oil :.I,) :i i c' . to
d4:1. L h the.,. In the oler:t- :. :,. . ,f ' rie1"
r nihta, Iit l aizk'u it it' iihie b %ok 0 i ii 'cur
u.li, e' i teeped in nic te r, a.. " il, wit .1
wvai .xpoj,-d to hl-mt. ' :, water as it t
evaporattt . rnie:d tie leavx s one by one I
and with extraordinary precrutiots they
cald be separated. Each ehiert was then
deciphered, and the copy certified by a
legal officer. The records of nearly 70,01,0 i e
legal 'cts were thus saved. It was not
diflicult to recd the entries, as the writing I
appearcd of a dull black, while the paper
was a lustrous black.
" The Missioni Catlholi7ue," says the ( atholic
lericte, " has an engraving, copied from a
photograph, of the famons wooden crucifix de
stroyed by the burning of the Jesunt college of
;pring B1ll, near Mobile, Ala., on the night of t
the 4th and .5h of February, 16e9. This beau- t
tiful crucifix was carved by a converted Indian
named Antonio. It was about eighteen inches
in height and compcsed of four pieces: the
body, with the neck and bead, lees the face I
he two arms and the face. The artist had ad- t
usted this last part with such skill that it was t
ifllonlt to discover whether it was a distinct I
leee. By this means he was able to inlay, t
rom the interior, precious stones in imitation
if the eyes, thusee giving to the pbyslognomy a b
uyeterious and divine expression. Theoollege II
f Spring Hill took pride in the possession of
his crucifix, which excited the admiration of
i11 vialtors." a
n
The handsomest thing you can do jest *
low is to hand-some monay to the poor. Ib
DISCO C' TEO As (' L 'TA TIOYS.
If there is one thing more disgusting thai
another-as indeed there is-it must be the
nefarius practice rof making one's sainta
t11,u scainy or slangy, a custom which
lthorhii itl ir:ii.ly nmore honored in thi
blrench th', In In ll0ob.ervance, has invade(
all rarhi f sI,,ci,tV. satout the Prince o
W' a'e i oni histlroetne to file beggar o thi
ll,wery r:4n clipped coin of roartesy is cur.
rnit. T'i e mosrt 'con; monl (in both senses o'
the wor d) of these phrases, is the atrociouu
abbieviatiorn "Thanks." It istrue that wt
have tie warrant of Shakespeare for it, fol
does not 1rancisco remark, "For this relie
much I hantks," but as the bard of Avon wai
notoriously loose as to cases and numbers
we may be pardoned for declining to ae c pi
his authority. A judgment should light
upon the individual who w.akes misnuse o
so simple, gracious and manly a phrase o
courtesy as " Thank you," one which in iti
proper employ fits all possible cases that
may arise between persons bearing to eact
other any possible relations. A judgmenl
did indeed overtake the two children it
Mr. Longfellow's poem who, at the tourna
ment on the feast of Pentecost, drank of the
very cool draught and
"Gaye many a eoartcous 'Thak ! ..
They died miserably, did those children,
and deserved so to die, since " Thank " is
even more atrocious than 'thanks.' Can any
one imagine in the last scene ot " Lear "
scene c, tender and so trune-the dying King
eu3 Ing :
" 'ray Jou undo th'a button. Thanks!"
No; the word is an insult to kindness, and
dishoncrs alike those who use it and those
towards whoen it is employed.
Another alnmost tqual atrocity, thughi
less epidemic, is the ' ulgiariziog of parting
sa'utatliors. " So-long," possibly an Ame
I c',nization of the orieutal "' palaam," is the
worst of t'lese, though it :s not mrach wolne
than le n' 1 liver," " iuin resIrev ir,"  aed
" olive oil " where iith Americana of luhi
led mental, inomel aid ph iolog:cal Rifts
ciuntefeit the French au reuroir. We have
the m)ost perfect of parting salatatione,
" Good-by " infll"it.ly prefi,rabie to our
thibnking to the " adieu," or the "farewell,"
which always ihas a suspicion of boskans
and footlights about it. Mlany persons who
are habitually addicted to the use of " so
long" have no adequate idea of the iueffA
ale meanness of the phrase. That only can
1e obtained by the process of substitution.
Let us improve Shakespeare-popularise
and nineteenth-centarizo him, as it were.
:an the lovers of Verona charm as if their
assionate phrase be
"I S.l.a ! o long I Parting is snch swest sorrow
Shat ahall usy ' So-luog' till it be to-mo row."
ur the fallen Cardinal compel cur pity by
ireathing a long "L o long'.' to all his great
ests Muchl of the force and dignity of the
ire patsage where Da Qrtincy describes his
1plaun dreamn would be lIat if for "Ever
u~tirng farewella!-anrd yet again-ever
iaslU r tart 'cll !" we e- :pl) y "I ver
a-tn.',, to )nn.c ·,s."" or r'vt. "i' :: t fla.!.i;.g
.i ri-- , i, . " ' TLci, th a :, iii that ' ,
y Aii Ii ram'isa tantt e gushy' c: rv.,
rU r l veel i 1 i, .,' to L u seil-sa~n ti F ir
f"by hbyr" hr ubstfitut d f,, ";.t ; ..1.i"
he per im ca.Lit fail to luosa, ui) ,,, of i's
eathn'a- and ri.'tt-anes. 'I'ius ri horni ,
Sr. Aldrich init lit Ibicow tlhe autlhr of a
idiculouR c o,: iif ver se:s begihtonrig
"'aT ta " I have tosay a-ta4
'I,, suth a hot tof pretty thlin,
nd the autl.or of "('!ilde Ilaro d" appear
u a wicked and fanriliar geneiatia re
uarking
"M1 satire :n.-- tiio"
None carl have so heart) an admiration
fexpre-sive slang judiciously employed, as
urselvea. In the present tconomy of
uings, slang to a great degree means
axon, but, as is said in Connicticut of
eacons, there is a difference in slangs.
etween the conventional expressions of
tie collective idiocy of the time, anu, the
.rse presentation ot a fact or sentiment of
road humanity, there i as mtuch differ
nce as there is between c.ty and country
Ind. We cannot, perhaps, hope for a re
nro to thosei Ausonian dlays when the
-man who, to lieu of "Vale!" observed
his intimate "Va va!" was hurled fom
he Tarpeilan rock amid the acclamation of
lebs and patricians, but we may at least I
e allowed to entertain conjecture of a
age when the man who saas "thanks!"
ill be expedited with kicking feet down
ospitable stairs amid the derisive "si
nugb" of the company.
Every man is said to have at least one
iance to acquire wealth. In the case of a
swspaper man, this opportunity comes on
He 20th of February every year, except e
ap year.
ALMOYT 1'ESUJD1ºED TO BEA lAdTHOLIO.
(Pa3ne'e iSr. day Pres, Jersey City, Jan. 5l.)
We had always heard that the Roman Ca
tholice we*e nie or ten degrees lower down
the scales tilan were heathens. They were
priest ridden adcl priest-driven. The priest,
to our imangintion, was a great monk-like
nmoteter, fat with food snatchei from
the starvlig 4 sr jercts-the poor Irish. We
eupposed he' sat in an awful big chair, with
an awfutl conritelnace and anld an awful big
three-tinedt folk in his right hand. Our
imagiration caught from early instructions
at the " free " public schools, pictured the
poor pi est-ridden subjects-the horrid Irish
-fall ng before this monster monk or some
thing in his big chair, and after biting the
dust kissing his feet. This we supposedto
be the religious worship of the Catholics.
It was only a few years ago that we had
recovered sufficiently from our free common
school education to dare to enter a Catholic
Church. It was St. Peters, in this city. We
had often seen a great crowd of common
folks, mostly Irishmen, going in as we
passed of a Sunday morning, and one day
having the blues pretty badly and not ear
ing much whether we lived any longer or
not, and feeling as if we would about as soon
be eaten by a monk all at once as to die by
inches on the cold charity of an unfriendly
world. So with teeth clattering and heart
chucked way up in our throat, we joined
the throng and went right in to that horrid
place-a Catholic Church. We saw the
service and heard the sermon. 'Ihe first
was Greek to us, the latter clear, practical,
and full of common ienCe. The " Priest,"
in place of setting in a royal (lchir as pic
tutre i, stood up hod talkedl jnut likea Chris
tian. lie urged his heare, s-to follow the
rx;oample of Jesus Chris:. To be meek, to
lt, kind, to sympatlizi with the poor, to
elcottrpce the w.eak and to be a patieutfol
,ewer of ILord Jitus Chtrist in all things. It
Sa,, hlie ini St. I'P'tert that we bgaratn to ask
orl;l e it tile Y .i.kee school tntaster, to
wh,nti ouar educration hrid been entrausted,
had n,,t ben lying to us about the Cutho
I - and their religion. We had an idea uf
the, character of Christ and it seemed to ua
that lie would as soon be found talking tq
that large and attentive audience of com
arners as to the most fashionable Protes
tant audience in the land. We know noth
utg about the Catholic creed. We don't
know whether they believe in a burning
Ilke of brimstone or an endless bed ofglory.
We do not know but they believe in both
tnd don't care if they believe is neither.
We only know that compared with the
other churches, the church Catholic is the
)earest to our ideal of the true oHllowing of
thrist.
Every Sunday for the past five years from
lye to twenty paupers from the poor house
,ats our door on their way to Father lie
ese.vy't, Catho!ic Chulrcah. As regularly as
hi ringing ti t;le Sabha'ii bell comej the
dlind, ti. , L t, LItr ame, the lroker, down
,Il men t iltarl A 'it.i, who ill tiheir distress,
i" tllllit I(efue inr tlte alrt' Iihouse of the
lia*iri '. '1' i ori I ,arl h !te i W lhat'thoer
ol t l!.i Ii'"y wouli atll V Iitem room
,.l t gi l , 1 li ta i s tc r worship ex
' ; i ', Citr.olic t I C X rist talked
A ! ' ir i thl, M.istere of Cliarity, Gcd
.'t- .,-r r, it :,I " rtn Cicatholic. \Vieo is there
I .0 , h l t I , 4l tLhe Si3iters in their im
,;, ft, ii!, of the Saviour I See how
ule-tly they go ltitunt always bent on er
ands (.! mercy. They comfort the liv
ag. II every act and word none can
ei.y but tllese nobltlo wmeno are Christians,
rail ct so great is oar Protestant smperatl
",n atd bigotry that we despise thesean
ellc womenl because they are Catholic.
As we grow in the knowledgo of the life
SCl riet by the aid of the Bible, by thought,
y all the information at our command, as
ir witness thebo pomp and show of Protes
ont worship, itshypocracy, its double face
nd thrible-tongue, as we witness the earn
st, humble worship of the Catholic, their
ltristlan effort aild Christ like deed, we
re almost peisuaded to be a Catholic.
The firmer residence of Edwin Forrest, near
hiladelphia, now ahome of indigent actors, s
strange place. The bonse Is a palace In its
org-oanoese; the furniture Is beautiful and
rpensive; the lilarary, the pictures, and the
satuary are such as are seldom seen in private
;llections. All this is enjoyed by two old and
,firm actors and a superintendent, for the
enefte of the estab :,hmect have not been
atiedof by an,y except the two menJleaed.
elia Logan, who recently visited It, sla
seir chief trouble is to kill tilD,*
ill orders the erection of a milniature theatre,
I which the inmates of the home may enter
tn themselves and others. The endowmemt
sufolset to maiataia a large member of per
us, sad it ie epposed that is tiue the Li
law will btasea se Sld.

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