SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 14, 1869. volt
ore the 5sndsy Ormenti due
TWE TOT. ha
BT XaRIVFA. one
y comdn Flora has founad a new toy no
ith which she triflee to-day,
As a child with the coral and bells disports, soo
Which to-morrow it throws away. cls
And why do we bitterly watch her game? las1
Why do we painfully start ? dlo
As she idly toys with the throbbing thing; IR
'Tis only a human heart.
Only a heart which fell in her way, bar
Earnest and strong and nnwrueg, our
Eager of purpose, and proud and brave,
Manly and noble and young.
Unused to the thrill of a woman's touch, le
New to love's pssionate joy ; li
Prone to believe in a woman's truth, cl
So, her legitimate toy. cot
She captured it with her lily white hands, 'I
Bhe kindled it with a blush; fire
6he set it aflame with the mantling glow inl
Of her forehead's rosy lush. the
She braided it in with her golden hair*, id
And she snared it with her smile;
·8he darzaed it with her~uzent se~o ma
And bewitched It with hera gne pm
Ebe wove it a spell with a glance and sigh, t
Bewildered it with her grace, phi
Then parted her crimson lips in surprise set
As it broke before her face! on
Ah ! my cousin Flora may play too long, cle
And repent of it too late ;el
Love is a terrible thing to transmnte
In the crucible of Hate.
And 'twere well if unto my lady fair, fee
Were the simple art but known,
Of detecting the pebble polished bright At
From the rarer precious atone. an
For the woman who plays with false and real, me
Coveting both as her gains, me
Finds the True will pass from her eager clasp, fy
But the ;onnterfeit remains. th
And it were well in the ruin she wreaks ,v
If only a heart would break-
But so often a soul is swallowed up
In a single heart's earthquake. "I
And the tidal wave of a love betrayed "
In its mighty strength bears down
The manliness out of a strong man's life, as
And leaveth it there to drown. re
So one strong word I would whisper low gF
In the ear of my lady fair, pr
As she sits 'mid the ruins of broken hearts
And smiles at the wreck-Beware!
LETTEE FTOM NEW TOAK. M
Special Correspondence of the Iew Orleans Crescent.] c
Naw Yoax, Feb. 0, 1869. ce
This city now, between crime and frivolities, is th
ablaze with excitement. Never in the recolleo
tion of the "oldest resident" has New York be
been utterly demoralized and reckless con- w
ditlf the present winter. To commence a W
bi 6 of the experience of a New Yorker, pt
,to place ourselves at the period of time
ace was deelared between the two sec- Pi
our country, which found both men and w
_ with such loose ideas of morality, inunl- gi
on the part of men from habits contracted eI
the army, and on the part of women from mo
tions and practices indulged in while their hnes pl
ds were absent from them, that the ordinary th
enjoyments, pleasures and comforts of married
life no longer proved entertaining to one or the P1
other, or perhaps both. From this, of course, i
arose the desire for outside entertainment and the pi
seeking of other men's soioety on the part of di
women, until it became a universal custom to in
look upon them with a feeling of suspicion, which, G
as every man knows, is positively repulsive to a fC
refined and educated mind. Then, on the part of ft
men, they stood ready to embrace every encourage- s1
ment offered by a woman, until both sexes became tl
entirely indifferent to public or private morals. E
Thus carried along in the tide of depreciated mo
rality, the legitimate drama and ordinary eve- a
Ming entertainments which were formerly of a high it
and instructive character, are no longer sought e
after, and we find nobody amused or considering a
en evening well spent, unless looking eagerly upon
a sensational and grand spectacular show, where b
the fe male artists are selected for elegance of
form and development of charms, which are made
interesting by dresses commencing too late and d
ending too early. Becoming more and more pop
ular, the ballet has been merged into a general
Mndress uniform for all who are in any way en
gaged in these shows, and where in former times
people thought the "Cubse" unfit to kIC k at,
they now cry for less and less clothes, until we
have now at Niblo's, in the performance of the r
* Forty Thieves," some girls wrho are divested of
ierly everythig but tgntat-that is to say, they
wearst a light piece of lace over the waist-and to
show you how and only how amusements pay, this
theater, the folnest in New York, has not paid
from the time the " White Fawn" was takenoff
and the drama introduooed, nntil now, and I am in
formed that the largest number of people ever
cralmmed into this place, with but one exception,
was today at the matinee of Lydia Thompson '
troope, when forty-three hundred persona were in
the house. Taking away sall else, one cannot help
but sey that to see Lydia alone is worth the price
of admission, forr witbout a single exception nse is
excelled by none as a moat perfect and capuvating
Not satisfied here, the andress, or otherwise the
v,.fatigueing uniform, has become a very popeu
lar style ot dress in the bal room tieis season.
The French ball capped everythintg which tende
towards free love or free feeling, and at the Arlon
' bal masque,' last evening, there wea a slight
expos: of woman's graces, but under the surveil
lance of a strict and positive management, any
thing objectionable was prevented. Rome of hte
ballet from the French opera commenced to
dance the "Can-can," but were speedily suop
preseed by the fleor managers, as nothing
which approached the style ot the French bal
would be sallowed, as I uam told that the di
rectors of the Academy have expressed an
Intention of not renting the building to the
poor Frenbmen again. To say a word of the
Arion_-which is. and always has been, Ce masque
ball of the season, without exception, oae thing
detracts from the interest and autement, owhch
I, that the officers of the Academy will not how
any decorations in this building, consequently, the
caricatnres and funny pictures, etc., wrhich for
merly lent eo much towards the jollity of the occa
sion, are now mihed. As to the company, cos
tmes and all other particulars. the ball was the
fnest ofthe ason Winoe flgowed like water, nd
-' merry a a ieIl bell," was the order of the
--ght and morning, and not a guest could certatn
y thave left the building without feeling tht he
bad more than ten dollars worth of fun.
There seems to be an abundance of money to
spend on bell and amuementr, but for nothing
e e foew of the rich as usual have some fmnds,
and this only excites the thivers to deeds of blood
In order to obtain them, as this portion of the com
of other peoples poket, if not their le. A
vigilance committee is now taked of In e arnet,
so that our recorder afew days since, in his charge
to the trand jury, referred to it, remutring that if
good and rspectsble mo would do their duty as
'ma, the calamity of souh a committe would
be avoided, etc. It is greatly to be hoped that
sometbing may speedily be done foe the protection
of life end property here.
Booth's Theter since i opening hM been a
failure. The eats for the opening night sold well,
but there 5re plenty of seats to be had now at
reguls prices. Thi of itself only ocirohc.rte
what the writer has already said-that IsgdIfai.S
daa will not pa a INewYork. Wslfaiekis
kpt al by a ca of edyc 0stme .aain e.
a stock as M0 other meMgf think of keplepi
ulder payIn order jo t- tepnbll a vrietyd(
T um p the whole matter, the North iea
ter, - . EYE Au B,, ss.,
AM£ /MLa T sVrII As . taste
The week, theatrically speaking, has been do- HIve
void of events of anyprominence. other than the re- mual
appearance of Mis. Fanny B. Prioe and the pro
dnction of "After Dark" at the St. Charles. It
has, moreover, witneased a decided decrease in
the attendance at al three of the theaters. The In
one may properly be considered the corollary of at tl
the other, for people are daily, it would appear, the
becoming more lanmtiable in their cravings for Btatf
novelty, and will, at present rates of progress, be ghot
soon content with nothing less than a new first- some
class sensation drama nightly. little
Now, there was one really crowded house this are l
last week, and it was at the Varieties, on the occa- place
don of Mr. Floyd's benefit, as ELiot Grey, in How
"Rosedale." on Friday night. Mr. Floyd is de- tlble
servedly popular, and certainly does his best to tho
stem the sensation torrent, and steer his dramatic medh
bark on a close parallel with the legitimate. But and
our gratification at the highly complimentary at- light
tendance on that occasion arises not only from a for
regard for the deserving manager, but from the not
accompanying assurance therein given by the pub. not
lie that good standard comedy has not yet lost its I'll t
claims upon favor, or fallen into disrepute and
concealment beneath the rank growth of sensa- that
tfon or spectacular performances. seen
The reaction is certain to come. Blue and red seen
fire, shabpely extremities, gorgeous colorings heal
intensified to a summer noonday's brilliancy by mln
the calcium, elaborate'mechanism throwing into chau
temporary oblivion the God-given talent by its mile
side, may all endure for a day, but cannot be per- over
manent. We must sooner or later return to first
prmeplee. m lears to mbe contest with that mad
which is the true germ of all dramatie ltserest-4 mer
truthful delineation of human nature in all its the
phases. Let the scenery be but the plain gold be d
setting about the precious stone; let not an elab- abod
orate adornment inclose a valueless pebble. trop
The dramatiszation of Tennyson's " Dora" the
claims cur admiration in this respect, and its the
representation was a glimpse of sunshine on our loot
stage. It relies, in its simplicity of detail, solely
upon the merits of those who perform it. It does con
not appeal to the eye, but to the heart-to those ger
feelings of human nature which make as all akin. like
Ard yet it had no protracted run at either theater, hal
and was soon withdrawn for fresh novelties. Yet of I
in the reception given to " Rosedale." one of the wer
, most glorious of plays, and in the announce- of I
ment of its repetition, we find a faint though grati- cin
" tying assurance that people begin to weary of be
that flippant style of drama to which the stage mo
seems to have been almost Irremediably given swa
over of late, and to long for the return of those ai
days when the "School for Scandal," the
" Bivals," " London Assurance," or any of the pi
standard comedies, if well played, could be pre- an
sented night after night before full houses. twa
" After Dark," at the Bt. Charles, has not drawn lal
as well as we had anticipated, and this i the more mo
remarkable, not only in view of the fact that Miss br
Price, who, as Eiza, is quite well supported, be- at
gan her engagement with an extremely enviable the
prestige, but that the play was advertised more wh
extensively than most are on arecount of the in- gor
junction sued out in the Fifth District Oourt by we
Manager Floyd of the Varieties. It may be, and has
is, we think, very probable, that the railroad col
scene had been robbed of its novelty by the sc- C
cessful run which, " Under the Gaslight," had in rhe
is the beginning of the Varieties season. sto
0. The litigation relative to the rival plays will pro- 14
-k bably reach its climax on Wednesday next, for 'q
.which time the case is fixed by Judge Leanmont. ti
a We shall endeavor to furnish our readers a fill re- an
r, port of the proceedings in the case. an
to Lotta left last Wednesday for Cincinnati, accom- ul
c- panied by her agent, Mr. Saville. She carries
id with her the satisfactory assurance that her en- sie
i1. gagement of 1+69 was the most brilliant she has
id ever met with in the Crescent City. pe
o. Manager Floyd of the Varieties has, we are
s. pleased to learn, secured the lesseeship of that nu
ry theater for the next season, viz : that of 1869-70.1
id To morrow at this popular little temple of Thes- si
ts pis an old time New Orleans favorite, Mrs. Mary
e, Glasdtana, will reappear, after an absence of four týi
he years, to again challenge the admiration of our we
of dramatic critics. During the previ us engage .
to ments which shbe has played in this city Mrs. to
h, Gladstane acquired a high reputation: it is there- tb
a fore to be presumed that having had opportunities to
of for study slice, that the conclusion of her present w
e. stay wi:i serve to fix her reputation even firmer
no than before. She will open in the role of La,e of
is. ,u th, the same character which the great Italian, wi
to- Ristori, and later Mrs. Lander have rendered U
re- world-famous. This is a very lofty t!ight, as the ra
gh impersonation is one that demands the very high- ht
ht eat orderof talent to successfully carry it through,
fg and that Mrs. Gladstane has selected it instead of I
on something less difficult, displays a confidence in to
,re her own powers that augurs well fur the plea- e
of smres which the theater-going public have in store
do for them during her engagement. In our Tues- re
ad day's edition we shall present a full criticism upon t
to.worrow evening's performance.
Mn tiss Price reappears as 11je/l , Il ,iec., 't In in
es "Foul Play " to-night. With one exception we it
think it her happlest impersonation. In the dra
he matization of " Jane Eyre" we find her equal to f
of every requirement of even the most captious o
tey critic, Toward the latter part of the week, prob- i
h ably on the occasion of her farewell benefit, she 5
aid will bring out a new piece, written for her by Mr.
off Waldo, the author of " Fanchon," and entitled r
in "Fairy Fingers."
on, At the Academy " Humpty Dumpty " still holds
as the boards, before a good run of houses, and t
in crowded matintes. The remark " good for chil
dren" may be frequently heard concerning it. yet
Sis we observe that children from fitty years down to
ing tw, oty are invariably in the m:ajrity among the t
audiences, and that the juveniles of larger growth a
pu enjoy the comicalities of Tony Denier or the
o. beauties of the really superb ballet just as heartily
od as the little ones do. To-morrow night the piece
on will be presetited in a reconstructed form, render
ei ing it almost as good as a new one. It is prob
y- ab:y safe for a fortnights' longer run.
hte ~here have been three benefits during the week,
to all lf them on Friday night, viz.: Manager Floyd's,
Tony Denter's and Miss Price's.
ba Next week we are to have Miss Fanny Janaus
di- chek, whose fame as a tragedienne has preceded t
S her, ard who will play a two weeks' engagement
the at Mr. DeBar's theater.
eque The Acacemy mstirae yesterday was a s'ght to
n behold. The attendscce was inmmenuse, ar.d when
o the crowd came pouring out from the building at
the the close of the performance, one wondered
for where on earth all that number of people could
c have stowed themselves away within. That por
toh tion ef the audience which went down-townwrard
and was alone so large that when the first of them had
the reached Canal street, the sidewalk along St.
h Charles street, up to the Academy doors, was
crowded with happy young people, and still the
yto last had not emerged from the vestibule.
tng One evil bshould be remedied. Ladies in passing
dout are obliged to run the gauntlet of two rows of
om- males who may, after any matinee, be seen stand
nse inug along the sidewalk as far down as Commercial
Alley, without any other visible purpose than that
rg of clotly scrntinizing the fair ones as they pass.
hat i This may be delightfual to the young gentlemen,
ty a bat to many of the females who run the mock
rould must be extremely annoying. And then, too, it
oto blocks up the sidewalk, which when the neighbor
hood is so full of people, is another item to be
n a taken into acount.
S To-night there is to be a concert given at Odd
ates Fellows' Ball, for the benefit of the Rampart street
mate Synagogue. Now there is to be one festtore of
k' i this entertainment, which alone should be sufi.
leeah ent to make it successfully attractave. We al.
Slode to the first appearance in this city of Herr
81pp, the great pianist, who has made a concert
5 tour of the globe, performing in China, Japan,
l India and Chill, and to whose arrival we recently
so dverted. Mr. Bipp will perform two solos, a fan.
tasie from Trovatore, and the Poloaeiss by oho
pin, either one of which, we lare ilined to be.
ieve will furnibh a rare treat for lovers of artiskti
- music. THE
t For the New Orleans Saada, CrseoeaL
I notice with some surpries the wonder expressed
at the " blue lights " that bave bee mseen over Tb
the wrecks of the steamers America and United at 8
Btates, and the newspaper paragraphs about the o
ghosts, supernatural appearances, eto., and 1 od, basil
somewhat to my u tonishment, that the fact is but Tb
little known that lights sesuming the human shape tee
are often seen riing from and hovering over the later
places where .dead persons are lying buried. adop
However, this sight is more particularly percep- Th
tible to persons of highly nervous temperament, pre
0 those who will make what spiritualists term good Pre
mediums, as a donse persons may be out together gog
and near a place of burial, and one will see the mak
light and the others not. It has been accounted knot
for on very scientifc principles, but as I really am
not conversant with them, nor of sufficiently e- in th
' scilous memory to recollect them accurately, so t
I'll not attempt to give them to you, but will tell part
you of an occurrence within my own knowledge men
that convinces me that these lights are sometimes jour
'When I was about fourteen, my mother, whose cans
health had been declining for some years, deter- the
I mined to leave the city and try country life for a cote
o change. She purchased an old estate some three part
miles out of the city of R, an estate that had been pri
over a century in one family, and who parted with or o
t·me sd homestead because loss of property ann
made It tmpealmms lmwer em ferp ap me ..
mer style and grandeur. One of the conditions of
the sale was that the family graveyard should not The
be disturbed in any way. It was a beautiful spot, ado
about two sores in extent, and about half an sore the.
from the dwelling, just to the right, and where re
the windows of both stories on the right side of and
the house, and the piazza in front, would over' yo
or look it. fali
ly All the care and attention that, loving hands e
" could effect had been given to render It a floral
me gem, and it was truly a sucoess. The grass was yea
. like green velvet; the trees, trimmed and kept in that
shate, were all of the evergreen species; the sho,
walks, winding in and out, made the place seem inta
at of larger extent than it really was; and there cd
he were knolls and bosky dells, with every variety a
o. of fragrant flowers that could bloom in that tor
climate in the open air. Nowhere else have I
ti- ever seen such luxuriant clumps of rare bushes not
of bending under their fragrant burden of musk, on
go moss-cmnamon, tea and sweet roses; while the
an sweet briar, or eglantine. and the old fashioned
hundred-leaf rose, so selaom seen now, made the tie
e air heavy with perfume. ton
he I never was a cowardly child, and this resting.
he place of the dead was a favorite resort with me, fe
re and on moonlight or clear, starlight nights I would
wander for hours through Its walks, without one pod
thought of fear or dread of those resting in their and
n last sleep around me, freed from the cane and tur- lab
re moil of life. s
iss When we moved to our new home, my favorite he
brother, who was six years my elder, was away the
a)e t college, and it was not till some months after an
le that he returned home for vacation, at a time
ire when our country home presented its most charm- bee
irg aspect-bad dressed itself in its gayest robesa he
to welcome him, I said-and superbly beautiful so
by were its robes of green and rainbow tints. He
od had been absent so long from home that it was p
ad not until after supper and evening worship that I the
could carry him off to my favorite spot. He was wo
somewhat prrpared for its beauties from my the
rhapsodies about It in my letters, but said, as we
stood on a little knoll just at the entrance, and rem
ro- lucked over it, that I had not done it jastice, elo- eli
for quent s I had been in its praise.
We were wandering through its walks and I ask. e
t. Ing a thouand questions, that kept him busy in the
re- answering, when suddenly, he stopped a moment
and said, ' Are you never afraid of this place?" Tb
" No, Jamle, darling, why should I be!' I I
ies You often come here alone, after night, Lis
en- sie, are you not startled. sometimes ?"
"No! why do you ask " I replied.
" ), nothuig, only do you see anythier there,
peculiar in apperance'?" he asked, pointing to 5o0
are spot where a tall marble tablet gleamed in the 901
hat noolight. ha
t. ' Nothirg, Jamie, but the slab of marble."
e " Let's go up there for a moment," he then
said, and we turned towards the spot. cb
ary Upon reaching it, I saw nothing, but I could see
our that he did see something that surprised and some
whet startled him. While standing there he
our moved his little walking stick to and fro, and after l
ge a te minutes said, " That will do, now let's re
ire. turn to the house and I'll tell you why I asked in
te- tho,e questions." t
ti Upon reaching the piazza we sat down upon the dr
top step and looked over to the grave-yard. He
t a still for a few minutes and then said: p
mer "Well, Lizzie, I have often heard and have read bl
. of what I saw to-night, but I never thought to see
it myself, for I never credited it. At that grave
where we stopped. I saw a blue flame rise from
red the ground and gradually take the human form, or
the rail.er inside of the cloud of blue flame I saw a
igh. human shape, and when we went up to it, I conld
distinctly see the whole contour of the figure, m
tt.ough Icould not discern features. It is start.
d oflng, but it is not supernatural. If I did not know
e in that you were a brave little girl, and not frighten- w
lea- ed of shadows. I'd not tell you this, for 1 cannot
tell you the cause more than this: 7herever there
are decaying human ,bodies, there is a gas gene
ne- rated that rises and assumes the human form, r,
pon th ugh often indistinctly, and not to be seen by dl
every one. Now, there in the cemetery I see a
three of those pillars of blue flame, aol, no doubt, fr
i n would see more if all parts of the place were vri- h
we ib'e from tere.
dra- I did not doubt Jamie's seriousness in what he
Psaid, and though it puzzled, it did not ecare me, I
Ito for P e told nie it could be accounted for by men o
iots of scognce, and my faith in him was too unswerv- a
rob- mg for me to d ubt for one moment anything I b
she saw him convinced of, and it did not hminder me i
from takirg many a long walk in the lovely spot,
or from spending many an hour there In pleasant t
Itled revery and castle-bulding in Spain.
IluriLg our residence two outer person told me
they saw the same thing, one a young cousin, a i
ld declate, Rentle e'rl, too gentle and conscientious
and to equivocate. and too accustomed to seeing such b
chil- eights to be frightened at them. The other was a c
yet nn in he prItie, a judge and a stateeman of note,
who saw it on two or three different occasions ii
to while staying at our house on visits. The first
the time 1 e was standirFg at his bedroom window, just p
wth aiter his atilval, the first evening of hls first visit,
the and did cot know that there was a burian place so t
t cltse to the hoouse. After that he saw it from the
Spinzza, and in the cemetery after dusk.
iece Here Igive my unvarnished talc. I wish I could f
3der- gte you the scientiflc why and whereftore This r
rob ca' , t do though, and you must rest content in
iotburaoLce or fiBn them out for yourself.
yd s, CorECTIOtO S AND PaoPItirtois or Sore 1
WATcH SALOONS READ Tle FOLILOWINO: Mr. Er- I
nos nest Tunrpin, manufacturer and dealer in confec- I
eded tion, calls the attention of the trade to his large 1
ment and splendid stock of candles, syrups and cordials,
which he is selling at the lowest market rates. I
htto These syrups are made (under the personal mnu
when pervision of Mr. Torpln) of the purest Imported
Sat extracts, and contain nothing the least hsrmful.
lered As the season is fast approaching when our people
wod ill be calling for cooling drinks every hour, pro
por- prietors of sods fountains should bear in miad
ard Mr. Turpin, 13 Old Levee street, and lay m their
n had supply at once.
H St* BaRDrwa, NAILs, CTIsRYa-.-Country mer
was chants end planters are directed to the advertise.
i rthe tent of Messrs. Rice Bros. & Co.,F9 and 91 Camp
street, who are ofiering to the trade one of the
seing best selected stocks of hardware, cOtlery, stores
wa of and house furniahing goods in the South. These
stand- gentlemen are manufacturers of tin and Japan
ercial ware, and their stock of tinners' tools, sheet iron,
Sthat iron wire and tinners' materials Is complete in
pss every particular. One of the most important
emen, features of their advertisement is 200 kegs of nlls,
mock which they are selling at the lowest market rates.
too, it Country bouyers should learn the advantages
shbor Mbesrs. Rice Bros. & Co. are affording, and avail
to be themselves of the benefits.
tOdd Icusmas.--Among the many elegant sad fash
street lonable drinking saloons for which our city is so
tore of conspiculouly noted, we know of none that we
a ti*- would seek with ilm hesitation for aglassuof pure,
ue al- unadulterated old rye, Bourbon, or Pinet Cutillion,
IHerr than the popular establishment of Frank Bichards,
oncerton Magazine street, opposite Magazine Market.
ently Five bales cotton at aootion to-morrow at 11
,a fan o'clock,at Virginia Press, by Chas. T. Nash
l E.LIGIOUS. tted a
THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CONVENTION. provio
THIRD A.lD LAST DAY. the folk
r te eeavenstio reeebled yeterday meing $100;
ed at St. Psal's Church, on Camp atet a after $100:I
ut the asmu merlos proceeded to the traetion of t $1
td, buanes. Alexa
ot The Rev. Mr. Dalsell, chairman of the ommit E-mao
p* tee on the state of the churh, read the following ra
he interesting report, which was received and Andr
ed. adopted: house l
'p. The committee on the state of the ohurch,. in Atu
at, presenting to the coarention a report of the
od present condition of the dioosue, labor under
great difficulty, owing to the olroumstance that journet
o some portions of the feld, being without minlstry, don Dh
he make no report to the bishop, thus preventing a
fed knowledge of the number of souls there belong.
aIng to the church; that from Christ Church m
this city, the oldest. largest and wealthiest parish elcted
- in the diocese, there is also no report before us;
ly, so that we know nothing of the work in that t was
tell parish for the past year, nor of its presont oond.
ten ; an emissio to comply with the require- Fro
S ments of the canoe which, on reference to the Don
ies journal of the last convention, your committee Down
find to have been the case last year also; and be
Sceus of the lncomplete returns made by some of Witd
the rectors of parishes. Your committee would, And l
Ler- therefore, urge upon the clergy the necessity for And p
or a conforming to the laws of the church In these
ree particulars, and urge upon those lay members of It sees
een parishes which may unhappily be without pastors o b
the desirableness of some one of their wardens, And t
or other vestrymen, sending up to the bishop an the
rt annual re ort of the number of communancts at And c1
Sofcr th Flh
o to judge of the state of church among thmn. S Ih
not The amendment to naon V, whloh has bn
aot, adopted at this convention, will, we trust, correct
ore these evils, and lead to more full and complete T g
returns in the futre. The
of Taking such returns, however, as are before s. Th
and comparing them with those of the lst yar, And
rer your committee are enabled, with humble thankt- Ad
fulness to the great Head of the Church, to re
pdort favorably and hopefully of our present state.
ad e number of baptisms reported for the past A tl
was year is nearly twentyfive per cent. greater than While
tin that for the year immediately preceding while it
the shows an unusual proportion of adult recipients of And
tem that holy sacrament, thus indicating the charch's hen
ere Increasing hold on the minds of the more mature And f
ety and thinking ortion of our population. The num
ht ber cofirmed Is more than double that reported The
eI to the last convention. And so have our com- And t
beemonicants increased, the reports showing nearly
ask one-fourth more than we numbered last year. The
the When we remember that this inorease has been such
d given while the diocese was' yet prostrate and Closte
the helpless, while our people were harassed by con
tinned misfortune and a burden of losses ed cares
such as few have ever been called to bear; while One,
me all our physical resources have been crippled, our
l few clergymen called to extend their labors over An
one portions of territory large enogh for dioceses, Ort
heir and many of our forsmerly flourishing fields of Or
tub. labor lying fallow for the want of the means to Her c
support laborers to cultivate them, we feel that
trite we can thank God and take courage, now that he
the pall of adversity is being lifted from our Then
aer land, and a brighter day is apparently dawnlng. Look
time The rich harvest of the past year, which a
tim- beneficent God has given to ns, while it has One,
bem- cheered our minds with the hope of a returning
bes and permanent temporal prosperity, will, we trust, On
lead to such an offering of thanksgiving, and such al
was payment of our vows to Him, as shall supply An
I the means necessary to carry on the church's She s
was work more vigorously than ever. Opeoings for He
Sthe church everywhere abound in the diocese. Shea
we Bisbops and clerry, alike, bear testimony to the With
and reaciness with which her ministrations are re
elo- ceived wherever they are offered; all sorts and
conditions of men, men of every shade of religi. One
ask- opinion in the past, readily assembling within
y in her courts, and accepting the word of truth and
yein the sacraments of life and strength at her hands. Or
The want is, not a field for the church to work Tr
in, but lalr;'i'rs to gather In the harvest, and Her
money to support them. Nor do these laborers 'T
ask much; for, as this convention well knows, She
many of our clergy are satisfied to labor on for Then
years upon stipends less than those afforded to
the servants of the rich, while others toil for Othe
souls literally without price, and add to that 'toll lb
the some other avocation by which to provide the And
bare necessaries of life for themselves and their A
families. So c
Your committee, therefore, feel this to be a smit
able oecasion to urge upon churchmen and ,'p
churchwomen everywhere in the doese, but es- Whe
e pecially at the center of trade and wealth, of
fashion and plenty, the necessities of the church
after and her clam's upon their substance. If our One,
s re- clergy are so ready to deny themselves, to labor Ul
and to suffer, let those who so freely receive from Still
it and His church, who now are the recipients II
the Itrvm God of temporal bounty, as well do their Shei
He duty in sustaining them.
It we shall act in this spirit, and our Heavenly The
read Father shall bless us with a continuance of earthly The
reae blessi gs, your committee doubts not that another
year will exhibit a marked growth in the church Som
in Louisiana. W
,from W. T. DICIrtiow DatLELL, M. D., And
awn or Tuos. B. Lawsow. S
could Tle Rev. Mr. Lawson, chairman of the comrn- If b
gre, mite e on the education of the colored people In O
so the diocese, submitted the following report, which The
hten- was read and adopted :
annot The committee on the education of the black The
there peple having reported, and said report having l
gene- beeu recommitted with instructions, again report Whi
form, as follows: That in consequence of the foinancial T,
s by distress of our people for several years past, not Like
Isee much has been done for the education of the
loubt, freedman. Indeed, the white people have not Boo
e via- been able to educate their own children, and a
could not, therefore, be expected to instruct the
at he negro children. We had hoped that something
me, liberal would have been done in this slatter by
men our northern friends, who are repord to be
ery ealthy and powertlul, but our wishes ave not Co
ig I been realized. They have not shown any marked tre
or me indication of liberality, even when directly pt
spot, sppealed to for aid, in our efforts to enlighten and
tasant themid or heartof the African people. Never
theless., we moust, as formsry, todoour duty to · e or
ad me negroes, and therefore we recommend the folloew- wo
in, ing: co:
utious a 1esolrrd, That parochial schools be established
g sch by the rectors in their several parishes when it P
was a can be done, for the instruction of the freedmen ;
note, and that we aid and engourage them to organize,
Ceions in connection with this church, congregations for ire
SBrat regigrous worship, using our liturgy, us far as nit
Ir, just possibles, and other externu aids and symbols,
tvisit, under sanction of the bishop, adapted to their
ace so taste and esthetical feelings.
em the lestaged. That every feellity be extended to s
those who desire and have suitable qualfctions
I could for the minsterial office among them, that we may
This raise up mn their midst intelligent men who may
ent In keep themn from falling back into deeper ignorance -
en. The Rev. Mr. IDunn artked if the church in the -
SoDa wnited States bad decided to confer orders to
Ir. Er- members of the negro race. Rev. Mr. Lawson
:onfec remarked that there were already negro minis
Slarge ters in the church In America; he had met one
ardiale, in Michigan. The Rev. Mr. I)Dalzell stated that he
I rates hbad seen a negro minister taking part in a con
,al so- vention held at Philadelphia some time since.
ported The bishop, from the chair, stated that he had
srmf l. met a negro minister from the West Indies, in
people Europe, and had commauned with him; that a ne
r, pro- gro bishop had been invited to a seat at the
n miad Lambeth Coufereuce, but with becoming delicacy
n their had absented himself.
The bishop remarked that though he had not
carefully examined the "ancient and modern I
mer bhymns of the church" in use In England, he had
e m no objection to their being used by the clergy.
1C tp The resolution offered by Mr. A.B. Bacon at the
store last convention was taken up, and with a slight I
These amendment adopted.
J The resolution requirme that the word coauncil
i be substituted for cdnvention wherever It occurs
eti in the Constitution, except where the words gen
enral convention are used.
oportt A member of the committee on ssessment act
t rates, being present, the bslebhop appointed Mars. -
SClevelned, Black ad Henderson to act with the
a obalcrman, Mr. Grimlabw. The committee retlnd
to frame a report, when the bishop ealled for the
reports of the pastors. which were red and
d fash- adopted. Many of thee reports wary very inter
Iy is so esting, and we regret our inability to give them b
hatwe in full.
The committee on semet reded a repot,
silion, which crated oonsd* l dsoi on. T rasis
ichards, mealt for the buhop's aisry wa besd pon tie
Irket. Ldea that the amoans wa St . -
Mr. McConnell ofered a resolution to the effect
ewat 11 that theo salarg of the bislhop be incresed to 5000,
i which was unsalmouwly adopted. This eoe a
tated a new assessment, and on motion of Mr.
McConnell th report was referred to tlhe os
mittes, with listraoneis that they inset some
proviso for the peyment by the various periuh
o their inebtednes to late Ei lop Polk.
The amended report was sy ubmitted, sad
tls folowin ar the msressom s:
Christ Chur, e100; Triety, W0O; St. Pam's,
$400; New Iberia $160; St. Marks, Shreveport,
$100; St. Peter's, $100; Clivary, $100; Algiers, et
$100: St. James, Baton ReogeI $100; Aunncia
ties, $0; St. John's, Thlbodas, $60; St. James,
Alexandria, $100; Trinity, Cheneyvilla, $100; , i
Emanuel, Jeffbreon City, $100; Grace Churoh, St.
Prsanisville, $10; Buastrop, $30; Monroe, $50; St. '
Andrews, $10: Church of the Redeemer, More t
house parish, $10.
After some further important buases and the
usual concluding services, the convention ad
journed sine die, to meet at St. Pal's on Ascen
sion Day, 1870. Bhe
THE HAPPT VALLEZ . U
Selected for the SIaday Creasget I
It was a valley lled with swestet seds, sm
A languid tuesle haeated everywhere. bo
Like that with which a summer eve aboounds, i
From rustlhng cor, and song-birds calling clear, sodeI
Down sloping uplands which some wood oar. i
With tinkling rills jost heard, but not too near, to z
And low of cattle on the distant plain,
And peal of far-off bells, now caught, then lost R
It seemed like Eden's angel-peopled vale, On
So bright the sky, so soft the treams did flow; o
And tones came riding on the musk.winged gales, o Ib
the very air seemed sleepily to blow, Te
And choicest flowers enameled every dale, d'o
F I Fsedi t obe richest ualiAht's rosy glow;
soob r .toe float. tmresd,emar ealmes
The gold belted bees humeI l the ; thee
The tall silk grasses bet and waved along; i
The trees slept in the steeping sunbeam'a glare;
The dreamy river chimed its'under song,
And took its own full course without a care :
Amid the boughs did late-tongued soopters
And the green valley throbbed beneath their lays,
While echo echo chased throush many a leafy
And shapes were there, like spirits of the flowers,
bent down to see the summer beauties dress.
" And feed their fragrant months with sliver show
d Their eyes peep'd out from many a greenreces,
i And their lair torsne made light the thick-set bow
The very flowers seemed eager to caress, S
U Such living sisters; and the boughs, long.leaved, ,
d Clistered to catch the sighs their pearl flushed A
h bosoms heaved. sqn
One, though her long loose hair was backward w
,r Or throwing, with raised arm, the looks aside ;
Another, high a pile of flowers was heaping,
Or looking sore askance, and when deseried,
u Her coy glance on the bedded greensward keep- °,
t She pulled the flowers to pieces as she sighed,
t Then blushed like timid daybreak when the dawn d
Looks crimson on the night, and then again with
L One, with her warm and milk-white arms out- P
g spread, re
t, On tiptoe tripped along a sunlit glade; ke
ni Half turned the matchless sculpture of her head,
7 And halt shook down her silken, circling braid, d
" She seemed to float on air, so light she sped; eo
or Her back-blown scarf an arched rainbow made; to
SSbehe skimmed the wavy flowers as she passed by,
e With fair and printless feet, like clouds along the stu
S the sky. 1he
One mat alone within a shady nook
Win Yith wild wood songs the weary hours begull
SOr looking at her shadow tin the brook
rk Trying to frown, then at the effort smiling- PE
ad Her laughing eyes mocked every serious look;
is 'Twas as it Love stood at himself revilinlg;
She threw in flowers and watched them float away,
or Then at her beauty looked, then sang a sweeter
or Others on beds of roses lay reclined,
11 The regal flowers athwart their full llps thrown,
he And in one Iragrance both their sweets combined,
ir As if they on the self same stem had grown.
So close were rose and lip together twined, r
t A double flower that from one bud had down,
ed 'Til none could tell, so sweetly were they blended, 0
- Where swelled the carving lip. o where she see
of bloom ended.
ur One, half aeleep, crushing the twined flowers
or Upon a velvet slope like I)an lay,
m Still as a lark that 'mid the daisies cowers;
its Her looped up tunic tossed in disarray,
sir Shewed rounded limbs too fair for earthly bowers;
They looked like roses on a cloudy day,
sly The warm white dulled amid the colder green,
Thy the flowers too sought a couch that lovely shape
her to screen.
'ch Some lay like Hebe's nymphs along the shore,
With ocean pearl combing their golden locks, in
And singing to the waves for evermore;
Sinking like flowers at eve aside the rocks,
)m If but a sound above the muffled roar
Sn Of the low waves was heard. In little flocks -
Others went trooping through the wooded alleys I
ic heir knittles streaming white, like streams in
sck They were such forms as. imaged in the night. '
ing Sail in our dreams across the heaven's steep blue,
ort When the cloeed lid sees visions streaming bright,
al Too beantiul to meet the naked view,
not Like faces formed in clouds of sliver light- g
the Women they were-soch as the Angels knew- 5
not Buach as the Mammoth looked on, ere he fled
and ~Soared by the Lover's wings, that streamed in
the sumnset red.
by CLOTniNO AND GENTS FCB,,eIstN Goons At
SCor.-Our rine3l, Mr. G. B. Genln, 11 Camp
ked street, under the City Hotl, is offering his com
tly plete and beanutifully selected stock of clothing
ten and furrisbirg goods at greatly reduced prices in
Sorder to make room for his spring Invooices. The
ew- wording of Mr. (ienin's advertisement may be
confidently reiled upon, and it claims the cai'ful
b perusal of our readers.
S A xHAcn OE I)orsrLA.--eader, should you de
tor sire to feast your eyes upon an array of such fur
Snitore as imagination would picture In Aladdin's
h palace, pay a visit to the popular establishment of
Meyer, Kotwltz & Co., No. 43 Royal street, and if
to a spectacle of rare beauty and dego In this rs
tions pect does not await you, we will then acknow
n ledge that our judgment was at fanult.;
U A UC'ION BA ,LES.
U to LOUIS STERN & BROS.' SALES,
iiniT A .UCTION.
one PERIMPTOIT BALg
Con- 050 CABE5 SOOTS, SHO8 AND B3OGAnB,
had La cDAPoD to THI MaU.
is, in D LOUIS STERN di BROS.,
II. Suras. AuCetloneMer.
a OWDAY. PrbrnS-r 1, INW . a a 1
i 'e M cloloca , s.tI. t thir ,lesroosi*, Nsk bltsgsrllo •r~d
95 Orwter stress, .thout say ;mit or reserve whatever, wJ
tt CAPSES BOOTS. R1OgB anod BROANS. consisting of
gO sosrtaet esusslble fr iditr sd u(,etrv Trsde
i not oeds uss tins. s, ded siirnle. sud - II b. sold bt
d lotr to sut parchrL Country bares conslultig their own
t the Clii, T. NAS* i $4111.
h FUUITITRE ......... BUllDRIsI .......... RWITrURS
ar Ceae. T. IAIE.
ncll Ascnomm-o oe Ioe Hil ato t I.
ours ) M T, NDLY k Cas., a * tl eletk A. r.
r n aret. bose. svSl bhe 4
gen- . oiesmst sas ont of Pedroem. lacir. Dlninlso. ed
Kitchon Purststr, asi hi. for the ee of ecomity soa city.
AJoe en 4- eends s a ineae s au t of •.-· l m mdrlee too as.
It o meoroe to ae'.curlase. Goods peked and shipped.
a' C l llN Y b BROKER.
oos-e-sonic BaIt Action Mart, Corner of Sit. Charle
asd FPerddo trsts
inter ses of every mdesrtptle iolcte ad ttded to wri
them bosnelalkh attentien.
He respecotly soietis a seare of yetar petreae.
ALE-SMAY L CI~A,3-tmi.via
street, lien ee d Vm ink e te Me
C. E. SIMI~EY & C,'S SALES.
VALUABUS PLANTAFtlw AT AUOTION.
a1 W3R21AI& ItIAm.ATIDW
aBothmeting tbe a ljidlppl Stier. into parios of
euserdl.a, maw asso IAutnUa.
In -a at fr <tr VWu ToaR e.d T LAI J.
BOOYER. Indivtdalp end aseperte. Bankruyte
No. aS-Dlltes iourt of the United States for tee Din
triet of IsMam ttyl aing klab Wt.
Ya OC. . I1aUADI T " VS.
Anrrito -OO 17 Ezekap PFlae.
aery. It lB. l. 1S. 1* . a d 1ii eelak
th.hore X. Dtecrct L Coturt of the
United SMuteas e the D.tot otr Lente. atod 11t, Jan
ary. mi be su eb asi . te .eve Teai led
priof eCaond. tra te rnal re oatnap a thhMI. as
hll. at. t the ar W by- r ora V. D es. ta
If, so -pnpq the titl t whi I wdispute ae provided
This eas s made anu sift to lowe of wiglia, madO by
order of courti s/ e oeUlvtdd hait of tho ahll rotat
to Z. Torke A Co., oxpirý ae the 1.t day of January. 17.
. THE POM PLACi situated to in the pau ofot
ISeRiver, add cotaniaIt ba%00e dis boutdod above
by leaud ofjeaAter ndba bythe plaatatlra owed
by B. P. Mlr. AL In ar by of the UldSat
on publla adt.
This ase Is made ...ec ttolease- of asigner. made hbyorder
of enort Ie Obho. AtwOr Co, of SI ew lr w. Eptr
on th . day of Jatu r.y 1870
The set roe ordenlu th sa le of the aborn described property
direts tlt the ame be treed from all tocambraocer b
thea the lea hot. stated, te aLiginse tieg a officer of
the c gd cow e onlye su title au a vested al hi
y to t san s g p ae p a d h4 t a fo r s a id Co rd e r
tarn or R. n--Oak rn e at U. S. Treasury
tbe e xpee of she praburhee beafore N. temreootary uob.
I, B. WALTON B DESLONDE'S SALES.
SRALE O ACOOUNT OF DrDPATUREE
THE TETR DESIRABLE AND ELEGANT RESIDENCE.
nS, No. 16 HAMPFAT STREET. BEtWEEN
w. COMMO AND CANAL
i, dY .. m. WALTON a DM l OND.
W. J. S, WaLtoN. Aactioner.
OMe. 6 Cmarondelet street.
'AT1 =DAT MY EaEG 0T15W t s 1 o'cteck
s8. at the STr. I:HRLES AUTsON kUICHAJGE. wilt
d A LOT Oe OIOUND.U Maon n Sempa, etree, In the
squaoero bounded h l u3 Rampartn. acoCnl and leommon
rttmu. msuuiuq St feet !1 Ihnc h I5te front o Sam
d part by a dp of I b 10 s line, between
par l linesa. rusnningL trnaeb to as street
The Improvemoets estol of a well eoastreoted sod elt
g i tley f dlehed TWOrTORY AND ATFIC BRIrCK sa I
DN'h, cootalnig large parlors and dining resm below sot
six bedrooms on tLhe upper Ser. The bonsM provided with
all the rsquilit odegneos. comfort and ronveseace.
i P.rtleos wlshlig to vlst and elamne the hotne with a view
to peraek'c In am by applying to tbhe uctoneer.
t " Tures soal' COutros --toe-fortth east to United
State Treasury notes the remaindr on a credit of one, tee
asod three yearl fr.m the day o: aule In no of thepr
h- chasr. p ble to h o order aed bby hm tldee and
beain Itereet ast the rae of Ott pr net. er annum ond
oaurat by s,eclul mortaes and vendor's privilege o pun the
oproert until i sl payment, the mortgage to mbr th
pans clone ofa Ir par cent ttoroy'se e In reas of sailt to
reover payment of aay of tlhe mote the uildig thteh
kept inured tc the atfaeton of venrod-r until the payment
d f the last oe. The ceehr will be retuised tm imnme the
a e ymet of t or me per eat rperil Slate ta ion case Iti
pdd legt o aod ontitetioel Possesiona will be elv
on the Irst of J.uly, 18. aidL wah Utime rent wile paid
to U e pf rcbasr.
t of ale fore A. asurn, notary pehlle at the el
Spaen of the pureaser, lasiadlg United !Stares Lesa"
INtrra-The freltur in haludig crrpels mirrvrs. otande
lia,. hrac Uta. aoe. will be sold I w May next.
h- MON OIMERY BROS, & CO,'S SALES.
PEREMPTORT BALE OF FURNITURE. BILLS.
OPES, i bAWERI, IAsEa., .TABLES. MIRRORS.
n7, CHAIRS. SAVED FROM WRECK OF STEAMER
ef ONOON. AT AUCTION. FOR ACCOUNT Ot
WHOM It NAT CONCEEN.
ID MON1 gO1 O rtlY O M0. aM (O.
Ied,. N. Mornoomy, Auctioneer.
trE4UlY. Ithl.l tmaO., t !! .'eloek A. E..
1 e teld Auction bat, t7Camp treet 14 Ies ,Id
) e lot of urniture; Sells. lpes. wr.rn. Res. Tablee.
Caeir w e. waed from wrrek of amer Manaoa.
inrow --a . Uanited tae Treasur botes.
ORR AND MULES.
GREAT SALE F ELEGANTr SADDLE AND IAR
NiSS HORSES. WORK MULh8. BUthILF., IHA
nES. ETC., AT AUCTION.
TY [email protected] D OS d (30.e a O.e
. M, MorrheooIao -Aonctionr.
laps Oa-89 Camp stret.
UImveSlAT. Februasry lt,. Se hafpJniS 10
io'lock a . a., as P. Liner'e Mtaesa. Orever streat ort
Fiue saddle Ind Horea Horses, o pairs ad dingle.
Also-Eleglat Topsad Open BggIOs, HIarness addles.
S Teae--- T OS. Treasury Note
cys KtRr iU ......... IEFrURNITUMZ........IU EEITUMI
I tS ID I O M TRGOM in maT M " (So.
L . Mi emernl. Anlseme
1 n., at their A•ctIO Ion•Mart. Kf Pmp sweet, wIl b
Sae, ScigSbr ea8rtt Chrm. E Haln. arbe to Cee
abira Narb-ieo Ts ids ate T velves
h MArdin, widow of the latO Eraten Smithi--Fourth De.I
T EUTSU Of a Wsit Of Selnuog sad
inator [email protected] nlrouety. to-wit
Idn' A UI-TAIN LaOT OF (850k110. togetheb with all the
hslMidlt ci and Improvemeo thereon and the richlt etc..
itit at theonsi betg t•d iug. tisaonthe *onrth D Inislet thaM
ety, In teeo eqar hounded by Jarhnon. Prytaula. St t[rdes
Ila'e Mayldea and Jes ephio stroets en detgn1a lytShe
uo. N umber two eona l a drawn by W. tharnton It omelon.
curv. *r, no theotwna-, frth of J .oxe, 1 nod delpoaette
lot dsgnled by. the .nm somber os a pis. drawn by C.
At. ist i, late elvii esalnear, on the thirteenth dayorofuu
itilt, rJid eeazlld to an eci psd before NDItart. Louein
isto nary urblir in thin ciy. en the twoaty.tl lrd of Juna,
lh4'" -nd thel esseneo Laree, in Ambacica mrasure. tbaory.
- s5e r· t sl av he s r nd fIe llaes front ,,n Prytanln .tce•,
dopti. lotwoee parallel lire .
ui,d property wan acolurd by the delen.lsot sine the da
nooa T her husband by purchner fr,,n I,' it E|I·llis. pa
rer lb. act of saic tioreru pqsoed beooe Jnmorn tWr-edliovo
sIcL nootary Iubrn in hI. ceit, an the twenty-thIrd day
See hoc. 1857
Inrod In tbe above muit.
8w" hl - 'uTIhOK L: NX WELl
&m01 n EINlED GODIS
I'. S. i:''IOM UnIsK.
tCoLLrrtous' 07 . Now OnLusiM . Jan mala fs J
tsr. wY Is aerordance with the provlslrno of Sertion II of too sit of
C otroes. approved Ju y 8. '16. the followlig des-rtl.ed
otlngefi slord aoode wlll be Pld at prnillocnntlot., at Waruh.lel aNr.
L culstom HPone Nuildint'. i'untOmlHoIu sIroet entrs;ooe, on
6 or on. 21. IB--No mark. I box Toys. S boxn Neote
berr•a Is violatioa sfpreiao t Aet if YM o. h L I;,
- ,ov o. I I -ZN.. , SDlhdlCofles: IC No tlc, 1 aev
enoutbRE P No U S iAbe1yntbh; no mark. Id
line Be: veee Ulhnown; in vlatIon of hetlo Sa,
Act Mars 1 .179K
De. S. IBS- B trunk fg(r and igaettes:
I[TR h ard th CLa; he velatla of hecleon th, Act of Mr 2
Dee. P. 1155-Ne mec. I beg IS gllot,'n:dornl v; eeel u
as. on; he vIetio of Slection I. Act of March!. lri.
g Ine IS 181 i5I--o mart. S btrns Ctga,: on bo the
LBYe In rito.ln of ectoa I, Act of July u. orn.
used Dee. 18 8--No macrh. 8 hzem 120) (tlicrt. i, bhd
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