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MOROBING STAR AND CATHOLIC MNEWOER.
NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY. APRIL s. 1868. SPEECH OF CAPTAl aETY. The speech of. Captain Mackey, when called upon to say why sentence should not be pagsed upon him, produced a profound impression both on court and audience. His youth, modesty, chivalrous demeanor, - -and truly Christian bearing called-forth the liveliest emotions. Even the British press depart fronrtheir usual brutal comments, -and deplore the fate of one a honest, t higlihtoned and patriotic. The Star and Telegraph use extraordinary terms of eulogy, considering the position they occupy. The latter says: " Mackey is a gentleman, wor- t thy to rank with Wolfe Tone and Lord Ed ward Fitzgerald and those .. - . . - slie high character is now so generally i acknowledged, althbugh in their own day j they were as `heartily abused as any men e have been since their time." The highest testimony is borne on all hands to his Chris- 0 tiaii character-which, unfortunately, could aiot be said of amberslof his associates, who, V in too miany' instances, have prejudiced many against a cause deserving and holy in tl itsldf,-love of country. If Mackey's spirit i' had an echo in the hearts of all his co-labor ers, the odium which a good and holy cause I has Incurred would have no existence. In the correspondence of a New York contempora ry, we find that his own pastor says of him: A "Poor Mackey is, though we may disagree to with him in his peculiarpoliticalprogramme, all a pare, disix eretea, aJD maded patriot, as well as afervent and detketedCatholic." cu In response to the usual question, he said: de My lord, what I said last evening I-think au calls for a little explanation. I then said I was fully satitlled with the verdict-that it was a ma fair and just one. I say so still, hut I wish to @ state that I consider it oialy so in uccordance with.British law, and that it is not in accord- n ance withimy ideas of iight and justice. I feel ia that with the strong evideice, there was against thb me, according toBritish law, thejury could not, the as conscientious men, do otherwise. I feel that. an I thank them again fur their reconmnendation um tohiercy, which, I have no doubt, was predmpted for i- a good intention toward me, and a desire t, qiL mitigate what they considered would be a long a and painful imprisonmment. Still, I will say, t, with all respect, that Ihbel the utmost indifter- tell -nce to it. I do so for this reason: I am now in get that position that I must rely entirely upon the, r goodness of God, and I feel confident that lie ig will so dispose events that I will not remain a prisoner so long as your lordship may- be pleased ha to decree. The juiry having now- found ne tiic guilty, it.onlyrenailn foryour-lordship to givewit esffect to their verdict. The eloqluence, the abi- Ire lity, the clear teasoning, and the really splendid oul arguments of my counsel failed, as I knew they a] would, to afrect the jury. I feel, therefore, that whe with my poor talents, it would be utterly vain the and uselear for me to attempt to stay the sen- of tence which it now becomes your lordship's fort duty to pronounce. I believe, my lord, from (on what I seen of your lordship, and what I have tail, heard of you, it will be to you a-painful duty r to inflict that sentence upon mue. To one gluo clingiag so much to the worl-land its joys, to r to its fund ies and pleasant .associations, as I but naturally do, retirement into banishlme.nt is sel- it w dom, very seldom, welcome. Of that, however, -so, I do not complain. But to anlly ruann wh'o r - heart glows with the warnmest-iunpulses :ani tle tion most iuteiNe*love of freedm-ill-strongly Ittacled may to kind friends. atftetiollate parents, lovinlg men brothers and sisters, and a devotedly foundl and relea loving wife, the contemplation of aI long leriol suct of imprisonment must apleuar most terrible and I wn appalling. To me, however, viewing it from a the purely persolall point of view, and considerinlg me a the cause for which I am abollut to sufntfer, far be k from being dismayed-far front its discouragiug cotns mae-it proves to mIe ratlher a source Lt joy and low comfort. True, it is it position not to be sought, soon not to be looked for-it is one which, for manly, frier very nny reasolls, tllere is llo oct'nsioll for nle O now to explain--maly be thought to involve dersl disgrace or discredlit. But;so tinr from iny view-. he ing it ill that light, i do not shrink-frou it, but up f, accept it readily, feeling proud and glad that it and affords me an oplportunity of proving the sin- intel cerity of those soul-elevating principles of free- up n dom which a good old patriotic fither instilled no h into my mind from my earliest years, and Whil whichI 'still entertain with a strong love, Dubl whose fervor and iltensity are second only to that the sacred -homage which we owe to God. If, don. having lost that freedom, I am to be deprived warn of all those blessings-those ghul :and joyous did a years I should have spent among lovingll:Ir , I shall not complain, I shall not mumnur, hut patic with calm resignatiol and cheerful expectation, susp1 I shall joyfully shlubit to God's blessed will, had feeling confident that He will open the strong- time ly-locked and barred doors of British lprisons. ry, 'ill that glad tiie arrives, it is consolation and joly' p reward enough for me to know thalt I have. thel lce in fervent prayers, the synlpathy and loving bless- Citizl ialgs of Ireland's truly noble and generous I sait people, and with them thr easier, moresnoothinlg e.xpe and aore conmforting to ale will it ie to go their i:i: t:: l::::-'ir!.-. - ee11, than it would lli to reste-, live ill slhvishl ease a1nd lluxury--a witfiess to (enIl thle cruel sanferings andtwrrible nlliser.is( of this citizi down-trodlden people. tCondullouin, tlhcl, 1113 unIt lord-condemn me to a felol's A11,0m . To-night, nwrdll _. will sleep in a prisoncell; to-morrow. I will rial t wear a conllvict's dress; bitt to me itvill be a ftar turn Ilobler garb tllan tlhe richest dress of slavery. vas I Coward slaves they be who think the countless litiol sufferings anIl degradation of prison life dis- thios grace a lman. I feel otheiwise. It is as impos- there sible to subdue the soul animated with freedom was r ao it will be for England to crush the resolute Irish will of this nation, determined as it is to bei free, soone (r perish in the attempt. According to British any I law, those acts proved against me-fathirly Cory Iproved againslt ne I acknowledge-may be in Li crimlnes, but nlorally, in the eyes of freemen and Iim t tile sight of God, fhey are more ennobling thanI to ne5 disgraceful. Shamne in only a connection with thing guilt. It i s r.-:-r "-t : rinq'i- obey God's tlat law, or to assist our fellow-men to acquir those Ilot w God-givenl rights which no mlen-no nation- previ canIl justly deprive them of. If love of freedomn that ( and a desire to extend its nnspeakablo blessings at Li, to ll God's creatures, irrespective of race, to cire creed, or color, he a crime--if devotion to Ire- that land, and love of its faithful, its honest, its ward kindly peoiple, he a crime, then I say I proudly the pi and gladltly acknowledge ly guilt. It it is a them, disgrace, all I can say is I glory in such shame well t andt dishonllor; and, with all respect tfor the affair, Seourt, I hol ill thloroullgh anld itmost conltemnpt had n tile worst punlishment tllhat can be ilictel t hink uIpen Ile, so tar as it is intellnded to deprive me Ilans. ot tills tQelillng, alll degrade lme ill the' les ofI easily umy ellow-men. Oh nlo, it is inllmossille, my in my GEL lord; the freemah''ssoul caaaever be SEnglanud will most miserably fail ifheexpects oa, by force and oppression to crush out-tQostamp out, as the Timesexclaimed-.this glorious lon ing for national life and independence whie now fills the breast of millions bf Irishmete. and which only; requires a little patience and the oppllortulit.y to efiect its Ipurpose. Much has. 1 not been said on these trials, on the objeets and in Steitions of Fenininimn. I feel confiiently, my lord. as to my own motives. I shall hot be nice. guilty of the egotism to say whether they are ilor, mItre or otherwise._ I shall leave that to others to juldge. I ane not qualifiedt to judge thatiny i the self; ut I know ill ny soul that the motives ess which pronnlpted lne were pure, patriotic, and nut nselfiah. I know the motives that actuate the ts, nost active memlnmrsr of the Fenian organiza eet, tion;.aiad I know that very few persons, except such contemptible wretches as Corydon, have profited by their eonnection with Fenianism. ogy, My best. friends lost atll they ever possessed by iTh . Talbot and Corydon, I. believe, haye sworn oni pi'eyiou trials that it was the intention 9f4 hor- the lFenians tihave diideld the lands of Iri- t El- land amongst theijuelves in thie eventof sue- 1 cees. Though an hunble nanih' o' r., Sz0attn, I hlave the hoeuorlnd satisfaction of be ally ng acquahinted with the great majority of-jtlie leaders of Feniluismi on. boiKsidea of the At day lantie, and I never knew one of them to have men exhibited a desire other than to han -the proud heat satisfation of freeing Ireland, which'was the only reward they ever yearned for-the only Iris- object that aninmated them. As to myself, I can c uld truly say that I entered into this mnovempnt j without any idea of personal aggrandizement. rho, When, in 1465, I bade my loving friends and t iced parents good-ive in America, and came to Ire- c lhad, I was faully satisfiel with the thought t ' in that I was conming to assist in.the liberation of t irit an enslaved nation ; and I knew that the great- 1 at tcrifices must be endured on our parts. be tor- fore the coumtry could be raised to that proud use position which is so beautifully described by o the the ational poet as a dusa glat'ieaa, and ,Yee,i ra- t ower o the erth, flrst gea of the sea." (m: Wellitwas with that only wish and that only T desire I came to Ireland, feeling that to realize d it were to an honestman a greater reward than ti ne, all the honors and riches and power that this s as world cold bestow. I eannot-boast of learning, i1 my lord' I have not had anch oplportanity of V cultivating those talents with which Provi id: dence may have blessed me. Still I have read h suificient of the worldBs history to know that no imk people ever aequired theirliberty without enor- (t Rs mona sacrifices-without losing, always, I may a say, some of the purest, bravest, and best of is to their chiren. Liberty, if worth osasessing, is cil ac sutrely wortlh struggling and fighting for, and f' f- in this struggle--of which, although the crown eel lawyers and the government of England think b list they have seen the end, but of which I tell fo' lot, them they have not yet seen the commence- ili at. ment-I feel that enorinoitu sacrifices nmust be 1a io a nmde. Therefore, my lord, kb megt e ted fore ine now, I say I was determined and was TI 't quite ready to sacrifice my life if necessary to m' lng acquire that liberty; "and i ant nt now going to Y to be no mean-spirited, so cowardlly, or so con. liv or- teupitible as to shrink frotm mny piortion of the pi' il geneuorl seittiring. I ano re-ady, then, for the pa lre ewntet e of the court, satistied that I have acted w ie right, confidenti thtit I have eomuttitted no 6i t wrolng, outrage or crhuo whateve:r. andthat I d lave cast no disgracde uponi - il parents, my sal no friends, mIny evoted wife, or upol cayself, I am, we a' with God's assistance, reduly to-ne-tt my fate i i- Irest in the eahl resignation of a eimn whose k id only ambition through life has been tn benefit " ey and free, not to injuire, his fellow-maen- and at whose only desire this nonsent is to obtain, sal In their prayers and bleasing. With the aepproyfal me n- of my own conscience, above all hoping for the c01 I' forgiveness of God for anything I may have fen in lone to displease Him., I rely utpon His self-sus- &" re taining grace to enable ate to bear any punish. em' ty mnent, no matter how severe, so long as it is for ptris Me glorious old Ireland. I had intended, my lord, el Sto refer to-my notes which I took at the trial, con I but I fee'l that vas so ablydone by my connsel, *e I- it would be a mere waste of time for me to do feel r, o, but I wish just to make an expanation. I fe e bt U. rolognieu made a statement niten- the Ie tioneelly I am sure it was on his part-which nov ,i may or nmay not affect me. He said I senlt :n an1 I memorial to the lord lieutenant Ipraying to tne h i11 i released fron custodly. I wish to -ay I sant no wit d1 such thing. The facts of the nmatter are these:- "on I d I was liberated ini this court Inecanso inl reallity ena a the crown could not make out it case against r g me at the tinne;4 aInd aes I could a:t the sman time 5m r be kept in prison until the nit- isinizes, I, on Hi consuiltatioim with my friends and with may fel- that low-captive, Captain 31'Catlerty, consented at pIro soon ts I should receive ai remuittance frol ntie prix friends in America to return there. r,.sp e On these conlditiolta I was set at liberty, un- ther e derstanding, at the sanle time, that if fomnud in yea, the country by next assizes, I would be brought W t up for trial. I did not want to give annoyeance, orde t and I said I would go to America. I honestly MA I- intended to do so then-tnot, however, aisgiving he ri up m'y principles, but because I saw there was quit no hope of an iumedliate rising in Ireland.- by I SWhile agreeing to these conditions, I went to Marl Dublin and there mnet M'Cat erty,and it was on then that occasion I male the acquaintance of Cory- after don. I met him purely accidentally, He after- may I 1 ward stated he saw ime in Lirerponil, but he agtil Sdid nolt see me there. 1 went over with an n(n- well Su, l I arrested by tintici- Ji n pation, before the Habeas Corpus act was really Th suispended. I defy the government to Irove I your had any connection with l:ennianism froml the chai tim'I was released froml Cork jail until Fcebnr- peace tary, 1867. I was afterward rem'ioved to Mount- amn i joy prison, aind while there, Mr. RVest calue to fear mne and said lite understtood I was an American Jtu citizen, anl asked why I cldid not inake it knownf cou I said I lad al double renlson-lirst, hoecallse I arn't expected the crown would see' they had broken Tb their ptledge with nie ii having me so soon ar- galle rested'; aIid also t liht I expected my govern- han' nit'tt would maIke tI general demandll for all its glict citizelns. l"y Mr. e'cst's desire, I put tlnt state uneet it wrliting; and I do not think there is a wordtl in it that cat hie constraued ilton a Intn~o riil to the lord lientenanat. One of the diree- hr tor of thle prison canae to mne and unked lic ils, was I content to comtply with tile firmer econ- is, di ltious, and I said I was. I was lilbrated upon Wero thorse conditions, and oli lield with them; but F there was no condition watever unamcd that I in was never to return to Irelanld, nor to fight for Irish independence. At that time I would Ct sooner ha-o remainedl ill prison than enter into any sich compacnt. Now, with reference to TIi Corydon's inforbon. He trtates he met me i in Liverpool afte lihe rising, andtl I stated to 8 hitn thalt somebndy "nold the pass" ulmn us- Fo to use tihe Irish phrase. Now, it is a strange '2:L thing, my lord, that he got sonme informatin Fir that was trtie, for I really was in Liverpool, but V inot with tine informer. The fact is, the month Con Previous to that, I knewsand so did M'Caferty, has that Corydcon had sol& t,. 'We left instructions at Liverpool-to have -im watched, but owing Th to circumstances it is needless now to refer to, that was ot &ttteindd to i and hie camne after- in 14: ward to Ireland anl passed as at Fenian, and 1512, the parties here, not knowing ihe had betnrayed The c them, still believed in him. But I kue\w very the I well that Corydon had Ietrtved that Chester was affair, and so did Captain MŽ'Catf'rty; and if I had mnet him at that time in Livcrp-oul, I don't think it woultl be himn I wouhl t ori n r ofur e pIlans. I only want to show. lay lord, how In th easily an infriner can concoct a cetnec. I levnr t ill ] in my life attended that meetinglth Ctorydon to be ixpeots me is lls-e-. did-meet hint tWt05b ab a, stamp butnoton the ocoa o he "nS.. I wis. to Sln show how an inforic&' concoct a story that w itjr ibe.-attrel.noutaof herswer of the pris mmf mer to contradict.- ,;With ef erence to the wit e an ness, Curtin, whom I asked to hve produced ch has and the crown did produee all the` witnesses I 1id in- asked fo --your lordaslip seemed to be under ly my the impression that I did-not produce him be cause hn might not be able to say I was not in ey are shouse that night. Now, the fact is that, is others my attorney learned the moment Mr. Curtin gmy- was brought to town, he knew nothing what otives ever about the eircumstauce, as he was not inI C, and his own tavern that night at all. Tlut was to the why I did not produce the evidenice. But I aniza- solemnly declare I never was in Curtit's pnblie xcept house in nay life till last sumnner, when Iwent , lare in with a friend on two or three occasions, and mniem. then for the first time. That must have been ed by in June or July, after the trials were over in sworn DIblin. So that everything Corydon said in ion p1 conneetior' with my being there that night was c f Ire- absolutely tfalse. I solemnly declare Iwas never ' %ac- there till lust summer, when I went in n au m t unces I nave stated. In conclusion, S- my lord, though it may not be exactly in aeo f tlie coCdaice with the rdules of the court, I with to a At- return your lordship may most sincere thanks av foryour fair and imnlartial condiect during.: this roud trial; ifthere was- aythiag that Was not inl- t s the partial in it at all, I consider it was 6uly ill my t only favor and not in flavor of tihe, crown. 'Thi I I can coiider is the ciutyof a jndae, .asaul wýhat: erva- mnnt judge should do-.lec:aus le fli pri.sone:., is :I aent. ways othe weak side. andlctan ul not v na.ay t a and tbluga-rT would wish, while tihe crown, aon the SIre- other lard, hve all the loJvou r andl inlhatnce .1' aught that-the law and a full excheqa.r eatn give or of them. I must alsoretura toy sincereaand heart- I1 ;eat- felt thanks to my able anldiast inguishedo cn- o Itbe- o elo who spoke so eloquently in ary fiavor. / roud As- for Mr. Collins, I feel I enit Incvri ~llH d by cmenaly thank him, He served me on mayn trial at a great herifice of time and laonuet, with noble deal Atn devotion, such as mighlt be mord a readily expectedl front a friendl tlun asolicitor. " There are nnay maorc I voulldlike to tihank ian- t ie dividually, bt as thim s inayI at be'the proper c( than time ana l-pace to do so, I can only think all m -is t iyfriends o fro the bottom of tny heart. -I aa ring, may mention tle lnnle ait least of Mr. Joykce ni Sof ho; in the Jail, showed a great deal of kind hi rovi- feeling and attetnon. And now, my lord, as I read have alreadty'itatel, I am ready for ila asesn Sno tenie I eeald therout of place he dok- nor- (teue pri nerhere smnJeedi gently.) It isa plaoe a mauls very seldom placed in, anl.even if le a t sagooa speaker lie aaiglat be put out by, the I gs circumstance of haviang to utter his relnarks hi and from this place. But slaeaking at all is ot y be own frte, and there are rnc emotions flllin i a ink breast at thisn ioenIat that I nlay ,e paonea be tell for notl sying aill I wolld wish. My Iheart is iG nee- filledl with thilghts of kid f'riends-nar at he hand all far away-of father-alul lother, ill Srothers all sisters, and nay dear wifet.- as was Thoughts of these fill my lireast at this mo- th met, and check my'utteranve. But I will say me Sto them that I am firmly-convinced I will yet fir :n- live to see, and that God will be graciously 1 the pleased in his own goodl time to order, the pros-' id the perity and freedom of this glorious country. I Ao would only repeat the powerful, toaching, anda no simpunle words of Michael Larkin, the nmart yr t iof ,nc e ter,- wheoin parting frm iri friends, ds, ny sa d, tal oe with you t riihmeu and Irish- the a, women," and the burning wortds of nay ohll ew ate friend, Eward O'Mra Coudon, hliech are now Ia loe known throughout Ireland and the world, edt "God save Iremrnid." And I, too wo ~ and ao be with you Irishmen and women ; save you; God bless Ireland; and God grant e ,aql me strength to bear my task for Ireland as be- cel the comes a man. Farewellh"h (A seund of some rer ave tfemales obbain was here heard in the-gllery.t us- Seveali ess in court, too, visibly yielded to we sh. emotien at r lt s point. Perceiving this, the me for ltrisauaer continued:) My lord,.if I dsplay say r emaotion at this mofnapt, I trust it will not be Al, construed into anything -resembling .a feeling tel of despair, for no sah feeling animatnes In I Ie do feet, asI have rad said, conidence in God. aw on. I feel t at I will not be long in imrionment; pro en- therefore, I am ust as ready to meet my fate con ich now as I was six weeks ago, or as I was six sad ornthso ago. I feel confident that there isa met gltao aange future in store for Ireland, and that, bee no witl ;,alittle patience, anl a full trust in. God au- n thae part of the Irish people, they will be It anllcl to obtain it at no distant date. P at Trle pisoner then resumed his seat amid awa a ,a saar'.ssea'd mnrmur otapplause round thecourt. first Sa e lt is sent till Judge O'Hagan came to the l- thnat pIrt of his asentnce where re was about to grol a Iaronounee the penalty of thle law on the ree i lprisoner, when he stodal up asid listeniw thei ren rspetfal attenutiona to Judge- O'Hagan who the Sthen seritreced hie to ipenal servitude to twelve in years. mai ht When the jugite ieonclhalld, and before the !e, order for removal was i-0iven, her . Ma, key strood upl, an s:ai he wished, befire thea Ig lae retired, to remove an inairession that had deas is quite inintentiouunally, he wassare, been favored tal by his counsel-that was that. the soldiers in hopa to Martello Tower aight have stolen th powder of t ai themselves, atnd latle that charge against him te hc aftecrward to sctreau theuelvs. He wihed to the n "_say that no lhtairga aof that sort coull be made dan. e against thlae lCl,. wihol had luone their duty as and - Iwell is theyv i,,ihil. hl i Jcudge Ofllag;ia-Very gal. very proper.- and y uThe p isOnat-Anl with rfretncen to what play I your lordship has Said as to hoping that this Eacl a chinuge in tle' country will achievedl by each - peaceable nmeans; I sincerel-y hope it will. I - amnu opposed to the shLcnliag .f ablosl, hait I presa o fear- fro it u e aJudge OHaga internrupted thla lris.,tr. He this at coal anot lhaur anythin.g inrce iroau hinat aftei mnot! I entence hdll bcen Plass4l* - greet aa The prisoner tlhaea sto a, ha,,,-llid tla at the prett r- gallery whcri his an aia ftiaenals wet',, kissed bier n hails-, ando tlaeall with at atleara.r tr-11lo.t f njoude -s gaiety, anal tean retirdb tomaaai tle cdle k, Im -- -" lettei ('rchnlal ogtaizs aiilatat(.all t.''1:. I aConn- de'we T cil, thie first of which w eas tlthe o i oafh ot tifhil wais, "ot Jeran alenia, A. .cil. . hiae othar. i Wa e held as follows: b:ti of First.of C'oastaaitihaollc, A. i). "1. ,l.a: r First of Eplhaens, A. Li. 4:1. faozhmak Chalcealeon, A. 1). 451. - (iti.rhi, J $ecoind a tofC tiajle. A. I). 5y53 . • lhca Secondl of Nice, A. I). 77. ' Fourthof Cnastauatilaaapie, A. I). 'd.i. hii i;i - Four Counacils of Lateraan, iii ldaaz.. j. l~t a'il First anal seconal of Lyons, A. I). Pi-S.1. i liaacia, Vienna, iha Dauphina, A. D. 1:111. which Constance, A. I. 1-114. with ti Basle, A. 1). 1431-. beein 1 TrDr~n -54. " raeligii The Couicils of V'isa in 14109, of Florence fromn t in 1439, and tile fifth of tChe Latteran, hi and tin 1512, are regarded by sonie as aeciumluenical. some The conference of 1fl54, when the dogma of [ not thia the Immaculate Conception wias proclaimed, ( or is d was not an trcumenical council. wolnec We ure aiev-er tried above our strength. | up of e In the matth.r of ataavnation, will in power. makes SWVill is tlaaat aaaighaty lever that casll raise men amecekl' to ht-ayeaal. ,eusy, ni I wish to Excepting tbe' NewreorkrbQ.cevp' no pe i story that ried"al '1i this- boniti~j as ilone more to ofthe ps- slanderour.elgin..to rouse the meet, ig produced- gobla lpsaonssoaea orstslet ain stiourn WitnesesI faith--thap the Tew York Ebvagett. A cor a be under respondent ottiis journal in a recent lssue, co him be- pays the following just trilute to thwSisterl 1 was not in of Charity in a Paris Foundling Hospital: 1 is that, as But little-would be accomplished by the Mr. Curtin largest smeans'and the most judicious organ- a inag what- instion, were it not for those humble auxil- I wnato i nartis, who take upon themselves the hard- - ce. But I east-part of the work, the Sisters of Charity. v 3has shis Thley are not paid for it, they derive from r wen went it no worldly advantage, biut devote their e isious, and lives to. it in the most -beautiful spirit of a have been Christilanl self-denial. On their banner is 1i re over in inscribed- only these words of the Divine ti on said in Master : "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto 1 night as one of the least of these, ye have done ' iwas never unto mle."' mes aRa 1 :onclusion, ow, superstitious conception o eir l tly in ac- calling, but I have seen a reat deae.f them, a I wish to and my experience leans to different o re Ibanks opinion. I found ohem contrary, c rritg this remnarkably freetfrom bt prjudices; c. ras niot i- they deal too much wit the saddest reali- f inly' il uay ti.s of life, not to be idulgent and liberal ci I. I j in their views. .. oan. ii' rThe sacrifice domestic ties and affe- a n tion seems toaireet all the iatincts of their oi ,a tll o( the wa"'man rly e toward the iuffering ob- tl inilteitee .jects of ti r~ care. She who can nbrver have a ea give luhild lier.own to-return her love, can vi ll Ieart- ah her -affeetion on the wretched-little ec hed cut- orphAns committed to her; she can be a bi or. sistet to the wounded soldier in the hospi- ll Sy I tal,ot6 all the sick and dying. The finer the of nay, with womanly nature, the more beautifully is in it be mor g her duty filfilled, It inquires their sweet hi .solicitor. words ot consolation and sympathy, it leads gia thank in- them to relieve, by the most graceful devi- te to proper ces, the-dreariness of the hoe ital wards, wi taink all making it really a home for the wanderer Gt heart. I and the. forsaken, and it truly ju)tifies the lu r.o Joye anames of mother and sister.whlteh suffering an lof ir d I hunusaity has given them. " I, I Onces, in the Hospital for" nFounUliigs, I e daa- stalking' witha ;Sister having charge of fr isaplace the room which receives- the children as th ven if lie soon as they are found; when a little being kit it by the was brought to her. On the rags which fre renarks hardly covered him was pinned a paper, ati is not my bearing this saddest bf all Ihuman records: ri: Illita Y " Father, mother, unknown." It was a ftr hiert s bheautiful boy, four or five weeks old, but it 1a -near at lad been exposed'to tie coid nlTuigdht in an mother, alley, and its short life was rapidly ebbing Y wife.- away. How many h]omes would have blessed NO this me- the advent of such a child I But no young pea will say mother, ezultingin the--possession of her ms ill net first-born, could have tendedit more loving- pl, ctUissy ly than thii humble Sister. She covered we tr.rotI its pale little face with kisses. As if re- bet ting, and called by. them a Inmoment to life the child $i Slnrtypr opened its eyes mid met hers wi _asin- - friends, tar expression- -intels ce, then alt fro ud Irish- theta forever, thus taking to -heaven the frol nmy ohl sweetest -thing of this world, a mother's paz arenow stumile. This woman' was young, very hand- the world, somne, anid naturally refined, yet her whole an el; life was enclosed within tlese'walls where Ye i grant vice, shame, and despair threw their inno ad as be- cent victins into her 'arms. Long shall I of some remember the sweet, saintly face,- and the ' -gallery. thrilling sympathy whi she wh e'sbi maeed'·m jleRt. new g of_ ppoedite h we were watching together the last mo- s mi, th ents of thae _er little foundling: " Yon- giV slayany have no ehilren of your own1 our we- trot feint y hearts united in an-lmostunon not e. scious yearning for this young-lifq passed tu"r inGod. away. Was that a useless existence, the rate ament; product of a weak superstition t On the inte my fate contrary, its moral beautHi iinmined this whe was six saddest of all abodes of charity, for the and ere is a mere thought that these poor little ones had lan S'that, been abandoned b3y those who gave them *1 in. being, seemed to fill the very air of the whi place with chilliness and gloom. In the not amid a ward which receives the children past the now ecour. first stage of infancy, collected in alleys, in ame to the streets, and tenement houses, I found a be a bout to group of poor little girls that neither ca- into in the resses nor loving words could awaken from broan a with their sad apathy. One just brought from f twelveho the hospital, where her mother hld died, orI made the room resound with thepiteous cry' even ire the "mamma, mamma!" and they all stared ar her, as if the sweet woY-d had no meaning for bein before them. Leaving, with a shudder, this scene of excel it had desolation, I turned my steps to the hospi- coun avored tal for convalescent children; there all was peop ers in hope, life, and sunshine. From the homes man towder of the poor, from the different hospitals for noble he the sick, the children are brought, when allbeen made danger is passed, for the benefit of fresh air the g uty as and good nourishment. Here, in spacious ever halls, under the shade of stately avenues intr r. and amid beds of flowers, they romp ana nd what play, and get fresh blood in their pale ceeks. an ,t this Each little facehad a smile fbr the visitor, and ed by each small, emaciated hand a syn~pathetic bllt I pressure. The Sisters were moving to and ages, fro in a happy bustling way, propping up glel r. He this one in his little chaiir, giving t kiss to wo after another, distributing the nouris'hitig food so and ta greedily craved by aill. It was mu.e of the earnr it the prettiest sightsin thle world; the sky seemed ing tit kissed bluer, the flowers sweeter, as if nature Iustru 't of joined in the-work of love and charity with . Had I not already passed the limits of a eopl letter, I could describe many other places loes holic where the samell wise forethought, the same ouni- devoted <nhaiityv, are working equally beau- er ltos- tiftil results. a)ftea durinnj these visits, I saloi tier ihinght of St. I.lke'sHospitalin New York, oao ::ald ," t!:it :uieilic man whose large heart mo 'a;i. cl.lgl1ad ii; :.,ble institution. lie had of ht itlaci atogldt e .ait Imlae for a lrotest:lnt i the gr tec'hllod, d\'vhti lp w'ol'ks- oel"ig.iol a and h~ i'it., whil" I 'te t . ;ln id- knowla - iliuelce igllilt st issal, f'l oU ti . tle stha e it hII r (IlitllsI ii: *li . lB tt I ltow il tht. tla til 'l- Thois; hi.s u;'i-I eltl s It hla na t t btle'ttt.. ieli - and tht . 0, hr i.t. Isn ii- iery Itampi. nic lny- be led to will be it Iy silrlio o- dis tlpliloltment,- but it i SOFT n ii. Iore (i oftin l lu'('e, young, hopeful heart grower which is thus oflered on the altar! Tdkin tage to with the Sisters, I found that almost allliag whitew becn brought to their resolution by ardeep in religious ihelingu This is very diflfrent Pnpricl tnce from the morbid retirement from the world, low i hi and the idle, useless life, of the monks in a very ical. some Catholic countries. Of course it in potatoe Ia of not thie onily way in which gooml catn lh done, pot is ned, or is done every day, by devoted men and tire,-ai women; but there is a great power, an im- tents cc atense element of strength, in this giving point, c gth. up of everything! Thisfirst great sacriflc ation it ter. mnakes all after duties plain ; to one wlo "backe men eekly bendis the nileck, Christ's yoke is peate easy and his buiden light. get. hr ABU.QUT. _L - - 1no pe- PLANT A. *A Ths;. FM& i'- the'ieaigir - ore to the year to obtain seeds, and for pr nost ig- the ground so e to be ready for e"arl' nstour planting; Ladies' now' may degnt A cor- flower gardens. Take 'paper- and_- it issu, draw a plat, arrange iiton sientiflei'cp rfisterg pleand very soon the. time wilicoe- t. |spetal: plant the seeds, .htnbs, and 'nes. E - by the dwelling every church, eve school-ho organ- and, indeed, every ailw station, ought auxil- have its flower-bed theylhave in the e hard- old countries. We ember a younglady arity who when advi to plant flower seeds, e from replled, fWab is the use we can.neither to their eat nor wea hem." In other words, "they pirit of are neith food nor clothes." therefore.ie auner is less. a vy t young Ladg' Divine ta ; but this is a rare'exception; matd - i Pnganot to high 'ivllationrbt aer' t bayea lent though powerfhl influence over tbsi- F _eir husbands and sons, if daughters winla 'themn, secure the approval, notto'way the affeets iftbrent of those whom they would win-lit thems utrary, cultivate flowers. Men may sometimes riii ioe ; cue the thing, but they ame nevertheless Ia- t reali- flueuced byj, ragrant flowers. There- Is n. liberal cilprit so hrd, no uman being.o low,.bef would betouched be this beauty of nature o I afle- and though they may not turn aside e Oa ( their out of their way in the- least. teo-euliun o b- thnm, they cannot help but admiretlhpa. ,r have and cherish the heart and hand that. eulti re, can vate4-them. Let every one cultivate e~ - ttle ers, ande thereby cultivate their finer seni n be a bilities, all of which will tend toward ldt si- up and purifying' them. We reg.ar.' Sth one of the means, however slighthofr brigs rlly is ins about.oi , reinement, and even a sweet higher i "a in ' Then plant a lowiem tleads grden, Anta vegetable garden,' plu devi-- trees, shrabs, and vines plant with ears ards, with taste with hope, and with farl ap sderer God wil alese your. gd works with. ricI es the luxuries, and with,-ea, ibbeatyr f ragraeler eting laned love.-l-os ill hW.e a F 1*? e r LTbBEi DELAWARE. 'W1Y gs, I sat advantage over SouThern New Jersey, at rge of from one to three weeks earlier emamo . ten as thus commanding the highest phreesmfor al being kids of frts or vegetables ; with a e lim which free from all extremes of heat or cold, m aper, stimulating plant-life to. the fullest lax nrdse: riance; fanned by breezes, day and night vans a from either the Delwarie or the Chesapea.k but it b eys; with good facilities for rapid traos in an portation of produce to Phihlaelpi-mer-New bbing York-it is no wotder- that halluisdret of lesstd Northern ince are going thitlh-r :a l settlh _ young permanently. Peortnes are ninagla..:ld to be; of her made in growing frunit of i". .y Itimiu ring- Perhapn ou- rerlers would na,. ..teve:-uiew vered wn were to tell them .that apteicotu lhver if re been sol. for . per quart, strawberim hild 1 25 per quart, and the produce of an a-r u. from $1 to $5 a has sunk in oto *20Eoi v lner eatc ghewr yid a t froma t e *5 or tree, tland eary m rF. the from$ to 5l5 per treei that men free - her's pay for their ranms at $100 per acre rand- the first neaaonskcrop of sweet potatoes; whole and tsefhates bring $300 to p700 per asire. e Yet it is so, and tht are facts to prom it nn - FAuMGN.-A rnural life will bring-nm. Ithe advantages to an educated and ambiti] r a man than any other, because no other i e o- has 'such a wide prospect, or is capabl or Yo- giving ripened culture. In twenty Y w from this date, we willihave in our oomft-p con- not far from ten million farms, arioo gnitd sd taral skill is accumulating at a most oI the rate. This killannot be .epauat a the telttligence, and the time A not ~lar this hen the result of the union will be the and domination. Then these te mie 2o had landed proprietors will hlae a stadbea phe taste and sentiment peculiar to hemme ir, which -will demand repreeentative. It wiu , the not be possible for those young t mom,. td, the now look with contempt upon rural li.. ;and who continue to cultivate it, eiar* e- , be a representative of this class, or to ntsr - into competition with those who hsar Sbromlit thmselvesa into harmon- wi li it m otn iey will be destitute of the' ideas s a r knowledge necessary to secture atteutions r even respect. Thle sentiment df the futum rural class we cill peculiar, but is) far front for being so, it is not new, nor will it eve. be Sof except in regard to the vastness. o19 ie.-- p country, and the many millions of irfnzaed. ae people in which it will be found. For Ita ae man naturenever changes, and kings u- for -neobles, and the ay' and the-rick news .. been able to add- even a single interval' ta the grand octave ofhuman melody. What- i ever has com-down to us from thepaast to. U5 instruct, to amuse, or to melt the soul with, ,s pity, ws basds on the pastoral and uatmt - i ks. and whatever was not so based has sunk in to obliviorn. Tile simple Bible narratives: t and utterances Ihave bridged empires andi- ic ags, and entered into tie structure of the-..- u highest civilization. A carpenter'; sear,, to wkig far his father, now a:t his calln, anoird now in the vineyard allt grain flel ' ie earning thie brelad of ihonest toil, and ksaL ed ing the wants of anxious iand dying noprt l. instructs uts to-day by illustrations. draw., nO with masterly skill fronr the life of .m.»-inoit - people, in their daily industries, i-I tlheir a losses and e'.aa;nd these ihaae m i.v ,. -t.1 ia-- es to tlmoiifr of rll that we ar a.: of .i that we " expect to be. Homer anti Virgil. and l hlkespeare and - lmrs conic to us, anJ wig go along down the ages because they aiw iw harmony with so mnnch in time every3day life of human beings. To be able to speak fAim - the gret-mass now beeoming intelligent and wealthy one must unite Whateve - - knowledge schools and books can give 5. the real -,- te belonging to uetual i11r. Thou sands will embrace the opport-niy and they who cannot see the opport'anis l will be nfortunate. *t growers will always flnd it to their adavn gtage to use "soft soap,"' ib.'tcug of lime, in I whitewashing their fruit-trtcee. Limie is in theory, but the soup. .mirih more so t inpractice. Try it. .iOow TO BOIL lOTATOI.--The Irish bar i a wi-ry particular way _of boiling their w potatoes. They never boil them. A lark lpot is always on the flre,-a steady, slow firen,--and on every occasion when the oe. tents comae up to the very verge of boilipg point, cold water isdaslhed in, and the oper Sation is in Irish kitchen phraseoloD_ puted till th. e potatees are cooked Yea get. bth ti mearns, an admirable potato.