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"forty Parson Pow."
Uader the above caption the New York
ferald, gives some wholesome thoughts to
the thirty parsons who modestly petitioned
the President to remove Collector Murphy
beemase be was a Catholic:
B ron, in a moment of frenzy, called for
a "rty-parson power' to do something or
ether. Whatit was we don't remember,
and have not time to hunt up the passage,
bat we rather fancy it was tosingte prais-
esm of the great goddess Hypocrsy. ell,
we have at last very nearly realized the
eyieal poet's wish. The forty-parson
power has all but made its first appearance
n the great American stage. It i at prs
eot only a thirty or thereabouts parson
power-not quite the poet's number, but
ss dnearly answering in the purpose to
w,,eh it applleitmslf to the poet's object.
Fel this band of black-coated brethren has
stepped forward, being ministers of Pro
testant denominations, to do-what ? Make
a united onslaught on sin, on immorality,
on Sabbath breaking, on political corrup
tion, on the devil or any portion of that
aetive personage's workel Oh, dear, no;
qgt tle least in the world. They unite in
IWk comical ecclesiastical phalanx to re
qtest the Executive to remove a Roman
Catholic gentleman from the head of the
Custom House of the city of New York.
The burlesque aspects of this proceeding
are so overpowering that we may be ex
cased if we dwell almost exclusively upon
them. The thing has its serious, almost
tragical, aspect; but Divine Providence
and the congregations who pay these gen
tleman may be trusted to take care of that.
Bat it is inexpressibly droll to observe the
total want of taste as well as of honor in
these guardians of the faith and pastors of
the flock. Theologians have been in the
habit of talking of holy simplicity as a
specific Christian attribute. Shall we be
thought very unkind if we characterize
this step as an illustration of profane sim
plicityT For, indeed, there is something
little short of profane in combining such a
mass of ecclesiastical respectability for an
assault upon a single secular official of a
different creed. And perfect simplicity it
is for these gentlemen to suppose that any
result can come from their eccentric
proceeding except discredit and ridicule to
the ecclesiastical character, so far as they
represent it. It is curious, indeed, to see
with what animus ecclesiastics combine.
One, and once only, did the Bishops of
the Eaablished Church of England com
bitfe fa a partienlar purpose in this centu
ry. ltour readers were to guess forever
they whbld never divine for what it wa1
these prosperous and ponderous per o
ages laid their heads together, and, preli
by for the nonce bitter personal ri-ht
gions animosities, subscribed tmanifesto.
reverend names to a co manifesto.
It was to implore the dinre of railway
companies in Great Briton never more to
an on Sunday. T"at
ran a single railway tid object for which
was the noble andcopate blew its united
the total British PAll England laughed at
and absurd big respectable way swore a
them, and iFs breath at this amazing ex
little unq'parsonic impracticability. But
hibitlis that was it was respectable, and
abt dignified and pious, compared with
Gs4 fulmination of a hole and corner coun
cil of Protestant ministers against a par
sertses en t e w eel ; but if the butterflies t
will get into the way of the wheel of busi
ness life they must thank themselves if
they are crushed under it. We would like
to know what the ministers of religion have
to do with appointments to the Custom
Hoeuse, and we should even more like to
know the processes of thought which in
dueed a group of these spiritual officers to
approach the Executive with such an ex
traordinary attempt to intluence his policy
and purposes. The ways of parsons are
dark, we know-too dark for us to under
standl-and we generally give them up like
a riddle that cannot be guessed. But this
latest and queerest phenomenon ot the ec
clesiastical movement is one of which we
should very much like to have the key. Is
it n ease of pure spontaneous generation
Hardly ; there is no such thing in point of
fact. What fly was it that dropped the egg
that hatched this maggot in the respecta
ble brain ecclesiastic ? Can it be that poli
tical cliques know how to manipulate the
strings to which these puppets dance t Can
it be that the churches arebeing invaded
by the great republican and democratic
fight? Can it be that the money changers
have got into the Temple and are raising
therein the seven devils of party strife
We shrink appalled from such a hypothe
sis. But what are we to think, and how
shall we explain this mysterious circum
stance ? We Would give it up, like the
riddle, but we cannot. It will not give us
up. It haunts us. It clings like the recol
lection of a hideois dream. It is a night
mare in broad daylight-an abomination of
desolation, and perplexity and absurdity.
And the frightful question further arises
whether this rs the first step in a series of
such acts. For this sort of thing were
these gentlemen in reality, among the rest,
ordained? Shall we see a perpetually re
carringseries of little Protestant councils
pronouncing infallibly apon the merits of
tax collectors and taxes ? Will some little
group of tobacco-hating parsons unite in a
manifesto to the President no looger to
profane his position and the atmosphere by
the Havanas which just make his tortured
existence endurable to him? Shall we
supplement our secular police by a reli
gious eonstabulary, which will keep a regis
ter of tile usual winks that pass between
male and female clerks in oar bureaus ? Is
the kingdom of righteouenes to become a
kingdom of white chokered Bumbledom,
with a hundred eyes of Argus, levelled at
the, ways and works of the miserable crea
tures who earn the hard bread of govern
ment ? Will the Catholic clergy reply by
a counter manifestation against some emi
netnt Protestant official? Is the whole
plublic air to be made hideous by beatings
ot this kind on this new drum ecclesiastic,
by these squealings of mingled politicml
anid aectarian virulence 1 For our part we
.haltl i.t about a severe course of fasting
aid prau'ying to avert such horrors. Anti
w" cir,, in the meantime, only say with
pooi liluhlt, that we know what we are,
,lut w.e canllot tell what we may coie to.
.A,,! t, the accle·iastics we can but humubly
1parit:t they lar, their pulpits. Do
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where we listen helpl). 84166
without power to. alq d_ at'
enough. Must the e abe1e
Mansion, the Sepate Chamber, al the rat
of lift Is tb.Reo such thig in -this per
ples world usdth coebbler-.tickifg to his
astt: In the name of public peace and
common sense let them remember this
homely adage, and let this funny departure
from the decorums and ueages of religionu
life be their last. If. they were to try for
centuries they could never improve upon
this absurdity. And by way of hnal word
rlet us remind these spiritual Quixotes that
Church and State are separate things under
the constitttion of the United States. Do
they suppose they will alter this fundamen
tallaw by this sort of popgun practice t
If there be any grace of repentance in these
gentlemen, saecrloth and ashes ought to
rise in the market; for of a verity they
want a good quantity of both.
The New York Tablet, in replying to a
sectarian paper which gloried in neither
possessing unity nor claiming infallibility,
The World may err in its notions of the
unity of the Church. Then its utterances
on the subject have no authority, and at
the very best are worth no more than ours,
° or any other man's. That neither it nor
the Evangelical Alliance is infallible, and
° that both are fallible, we are far from dis
° puting; but, being fallible, either may be
quite wrong in denying the infallibility of
g the Supreme Pontiff, when declaring the
Word of God for the Church, and that of
n (Ecumenical Councils. What, then, is the
t use of writing or preaching It has, and
c can have, nothing to oppose to the infalli
- bility of either, but its own fallible opinion,
t. and that is no good reason for denying or
°easserting anything. Cannot the Clhristian
n World understand that by disclaiming in
ii fallibility, it puts itself out of the category
'e of teachers, and declares its judgment of
a what is or is not the true God has reveal
0 ed, a matter oh no possible moment to
e others 1 But God has said He would "pour
out His spirit upon all flesh," and the spir S
g of God is infallible. Then all flesh is in
fallible, and as you are flesh you ,.ter all
u claim to be infallible. uow copes error,
a then, and how does it follo- that Popes
it and Councils are not infa.lO.leO But the
3 meaning is that God .ill give to the
Spreachers and believ"'s of His word the
o spirit of truth whi'i shall lead them into
Sall truth. Vervoood; yet how, since you
e are fallible, k.dw you that you are one of
" the preaci 'e or believers of His word?
Ma .o not make a mistake of supposing
I I~May8yrit leads you, when in fact it is the
-ohiB. spirit ? But we have the Bible, and
r .e Bible is infallible. We also have the
Bible, and had it long ages before the
Alliance was formed, and even before Pro
testantism was conceived in the brain
of the Wittemburg monk, and you have it
only as you got it from us. If the posses
sion of the Bible makes one infallible, we
were infallible before ever you were heard
of, and our condemnation of you must be
regarded as infallible and final. Yet con
ceding the Bible is infallible, as it certainly
is as given by Divine inspiration, how does
it follow that you have infallible authority
for what you preach or believe 1 You have I
only your own views or opinions of what I
the Bible teaches, and these are fallible.
You may err in your interpretation of the
Bible, anui in our judgment, and our judg
ment is not a whit more fallible than yours,
-- I i~acky for Protestadts that they are 1
troubled with no surplus of logic, and I
shrink from no sophistry, however glaring.
They would soon come to the end of their
tether if they sought to be logical, or to
preserve self consistency. We never read
one of their lucubrations against the Papa
cy without being struck with their proud
contempt of reason, or their marvelous in
t capacity to reason logically. Only think
of a man, not counted nIon compos or insane
r by his neighbors, alleging as an argument
B against the infallibility of the Pope, the
- fact that "in the Gospel days they
) shall all be taught of God." Just as if
5 they whom God teaches through Ilis vicar
are not to be regarded as taught of God !
a Cannot our Evangelical Alliance people,
s who are sharp enough in ordinary business,
1 even in -law and politics, see that their
f arguments against the papacy are sheer
g sophistry, and prove nothing We might
answer them, Cocede argumentulm totum,
i quid inde t Does Satan blind their eyes, or
e is it that they know that the public they
n address demand bold assertion, not sound
d argument! Is it that they rely on the cro
c dulity of the Protestant people, who, as
s Clemens Alexandrinus said of the Greeks,
e can believe anything and everything but
the truth -Without an infallible teacher,
i- there can be no infallible faith, there can
W be only human views, human opinions, or
i- human guesses, which are worthless; for
1e in faith only, the absolute truth can be be
s lieved. The fact is, every individual Pro
I- testint holds himself to be infallible, while
t- he denies infallibility to every one else.
f* "Set your houses in order" is the advice
Sgiven by the English Bishop of Carlisle to
u the clergy of his diocese in a pastoral let
t, ter he has recently issued. Dr. Goodwin
I cannot shut my eyes to the possibility
of a great change coming sooner or later
over the status of the Church of England;
bshe may possibly cease to be an Established
Church-in some important particulars she
may perhaps already be said to have done
so; and in our own days changes, as we
1 know from experience, are made so rapidly
that it is well at least to be prepared for
that which may eccur very soon. As a
Smere matter of opinion, I do not think that
Sthe change, if it be made at all, will be
made soon ; and -weighing advantages and
di.adi vantages against each other, I devout
ly trust that the status of the Church of
England as an established Church may
long be maintained; but, looking to that
which is possible, and which many thought
fill persons deem probable, I regard it as
highly desirable that we should accus
tom ourselves to a kind of action which, in
Sthe case of a disestablished Church, be
comes an absolute necessity. It is well to
practice swimming before the craft becomes
h Is not this an open confession that, de
'prived of State support, the Established
Church of England mht fall to pieces?
o Such an admission from one of their Fa
- thers in God ought to have some weight
virt h Aagli,'ius.
To the Editor of tbeoalvere.
Sir-May I beg of you to be heind as
to insert the aocompauyiig iVtteye I have
nut received from the Very __..'. Caon
,d, D. D. I am sure it wilt be read
with Interest'by very many of year read
ere. Yours, etc.,
Tuos. WAL r.
Bayawater, Jan. 16, 1871.
"I I send you the following account of the
I favors grnted last year to two of the gis
t ters of harity of St. Paul, through the in
rterceasion of our Lady of Lourdes.
Of these one bad injured her leI 1 the
month of October, 1869, by. slippn fre a
step-ladder as she was dusting the shut
Sters in the community-room.. Exerhally
the injury appeared to be very slight; bat
I she soon ban to suffer acately, that it
was necessary to call in medical aid. The
doctor at once pronounced the ease to be a
serionu one, asse feared that one of the
principal nerves had been grievously
I wounded. He tried various remedies, but
r without much effect. Sometimes a slight
amelioration took place, but it was no4
lasting. Twice he infused opium into the
injured part of the leg, but each tim, after
a day or two of comparative ease, tge pain
a returned with greater violence. iie leg
now began to shrink and wither aw y, the
, pain ascended above the knee, eadently I
r following the course of the nerve till it
I reached the hip and the side, and eteu af
fected the spine. The knee-jolft, too, be
came contracted, so that the Sister could
f not straighten it, and the flesh became so
tender that she could not bear any one
f even to touch the injured parts. I this
state she continued until the beginn g of
I the month of May, being able to get bout
only with the aid of a rtick and ac tch,
and then with great anguish. The tor
declared that it was a hopeless ca a and
that he feared she would altogeth lose
the use of both her legs.
" The other Sister had been afflic d for
fa long time with sores and abscesse in her
back and thigh, but bad been able con
duer a large school till about the mi de of
r 1869, when it became necessary recall
her to St. Paul's. For several w s she
was confined to her bed, as fresh a es
kept forming and breaking, so that he was
reduced to a state of great weaknes). To
wards the end of April she had become
somewhat better, so as to be able to 5it up,
and even to get from one room to atother
with the aid of the infirmarian. B4t she
could neither walk nor stand withodt aid,
I and her pains were at all times verbyacute.
" "Such was the state of the two 4Sisters
when it was resolved to have recourse to
our Lady of Lourdes. Having received
notice that two bottles of the water from
I the grotto had been forwarded to St.Paul's,
the Sisters began a Novena on the first of
May, hoping that the packet wouldharrive
before the end of it, but in a day or two a
letter came to say that an accidept bad
happened to the case, and that one at least
of the bottles was broken, so that the
agent did not like to forward it to its desti
nation. Still the Sisters continued their
Novena, aslking our Lady to bring the un
broken bottle safe to St. Paul's. Their
prayers were heard. The Doctor came
I on Thursday, May 5th, and saw both the
Sisters. He particularly examined the
bruised leg of the first named Sister, and
found it as small as ever. She could not
straighten it, nor put her foot to the
ground. Both the Sistg passed a very
restless night between the 5th and 6th of
M . The one wi
bottle arrived. The capsule with mono
gram of our Lady of Lourdes was unbroken,
so that it was evident that all was right. I
immediately took it up to the infirmary. I
found the two Sisters lying on two couches
opposite each other dressed, but quite as
unable to move without assistance as they
had ever been. I gave them the bottle con
taining the water, and left them highly de
lighted with the treasure, supposing, how
ever, that they would not take the water
till the end of the Novena. But as soon as
I was gone they begged of the infirmarian
to let.them drink some of it at once; and
f having obtained her consent and said the
prayers of the Novena, each at the same
moment took a small glass of the blessed
, water. In an instant the one who had been
, suffering from the abscesses exclaimed, ' I
r feel that I can walk;' and the other said,
r ' And so do I;' and suiting the action to the
t words she jumped off the couch without
assistance, ran over, then danced round the
r room, went into the next room, where an
Sother sister was lying ill, and then to the
I chapel. Every vestige of pain had left her,
-and she could walk and run without any
e inconvenience. Then she went down
I, stairs without any extraneous support, to
- present herself to the Rev. mother, and beg
, of her to come to the chapel and recite the
STo .Deus in her own name and that of the
r other sister. For she had also got up from
r her couch, unassisted in any way, and was
walking about without the aid even of a
stick. The emotion of the Rev. mother
e may be better conceived than described.
But having convinced herself of the reality
of the favors granted by our Lady, she
e summoned the community to the chapel.
o and sent for me. I need not say how
heartily we joined in the Ts Deem in grati
tude for such wonderful favors. It is now
Snearly eight months since the event, and
ever sinace the two Sisters have bid adieu
y to the infirmary. The one who had sus
r tained the injury to her leg is as well as
she ever was in her life. Immediately after
d the cure the shrunken limb resumed its
e natural form, and very soon every vestige
e and mark of the wound had disappeared,
e and at present she is able to fill an office
y requiring much bodily etertion. A more
r perfect cure could not possibly be imagined.
a The other Sister still suffers from an old
d wound that has existed for years. But she
e has resumed her duties of teachiag, and is
d at present in charge of a large poor school.
Thegreat pain in her spinoe, which ren
>f dered her helpless previous to taking the
y water of Lourdes, has completely left her.
t She has felt nothing of it to fact since the
- moment when she left her couch on the 6th
a of May, as remarked above.
-" There can be no doubt that in each an
n extraordinary favor has been granted,
- though in one it is more visibly manifest
o than in the other.
" You are at liberty to make what use
you choose of the above communication.
ham. Janary 15, 18/1."
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TrHE IMPROVED WEED " F. t'."
A Machine Comlbhinuiig in 'ONE the Excellent
Qualities of All Others.
Any one wishing t.. purchase a FirtFClass Family
Sowing Machine, will do well to e:alne the WEED
" F. " before purchasint eloisewhr-i e
SADDLERS and HArNEtSS 1KEIS will nd It
to their advantage toeall and examine cur ENOIMOUS
MANUFACTURING MACHIN tS.
TAILORS and $HOEMtAICV.ItF Ave also requested
to examine our NUMIIEIC TW ar's Mhilue, which Is
expreulvadai.lted io their u ee.
The Weed Machine has eeun .,tlu.,l ithe HIGH.
EST PREMIUMS wherever It is. Leta exhibited.
Machines are waCrrane.i four Th,."., V:rIT.
in the city free of charg e.
Agentsand Solicitors wanted.
BRUNSON. TIFFAY J& CO.,
STAIN AUIt .
19 ..............C.Caul .Atln.'t....... ....... 19
atyw slitLs , s.. gld ly
THGE NEW IMPIROVEd
SINGER FAMILY SEAWING MACHINE.
OF POI'ULAP. AND CONSTANTLY INCREASING
s FA VOIL
This new Family Ma.hin i adapt- to a greate
range and variety of work than any other in ezistence,
sew'ng with ease froem the FINEST and LIGHTEST
FABRICS TO HEAVY CLOTII Olt LEATHER.
IS PERFEOTLY SIMPLE,
Light Running, and Easy to Manage,
and almost noiselesi in oleratlion. tUses a straight
needle, and makes perfect work.
Every Machine Guaranteed as Represented.
NO FAMILY SHOULD BE WITHOUT ONE OF
THESE LABOR-SAVING INSTRUMENTS.
Singer's Nto. 2 Machine, for Tailor's use, r. awed
Singer's Imperial bach ine, with roller proser foot,
for fine leather work......................... e
sWM. E. COOPER & CO.,
General Agents for Louisiana, Texas, Alabama and
Southern Mississippi, to whom all applcstioe
for Agencies should be sddrssed.
Office, No. 7 Camp street, New Orleans, L
A full and complete asormlent of SILK TW ZT
,LIN EN THREAD, LCOTTON, OIL, NEEDLES. t..
conosantly on hand, at mannfaolerers' prices . lt 5.
$5 ....................AND..............$6 0
S Gen. R. E. LEE. writing under
Getn .. t(ate of .Tannuar ltrh, 1807.asys:
d" 'Its simple mechanism, and the
Sd experience my dug.hiera haveT
han in oranit, make the
WILCOx A GIBBS
Always in Good Orer and Ready to Sew.
roed Sewing machines are ofered for aic. mswing
b Needles for 5ii Machines at the Solres 159 and ilOaeh
street. Agets Wanted. M S HDRI.
rivaled ! For Stitchineg.
Slalg. Qultine. Cording.
BiNdlng BrsrdieGtn at her
leg, Gathering sit Sow
TiWNTY DOLLA, LESS than Machine, controlied
For particularssdtresWILSON SEWING MACHIINE
CO. it ii. TRUE. General Agents,
e 19 Canal street, corner rn
Reulrandt and Imperial Gallery,
165 CANAL STREET. near Dnapbine
First Olse 'hotographs, Ambrusypos and Porcelain.
ilctutroreseueot, with ESatnseanti ispatch. Partica.
Inr ate hpid to copying Old Pitctures. de Sm
THE AMERICAN STOVE.
LOOK AT ITS ERCORD.
Gold Madal Tentay ate dL'Fai......... 1870
r Gold Georg %Stat r....... . 1870
The Au lRmoI tEr SO lite deleaU an rEsii.
In ' ee-toms mm in the U.eted 8$te s
callad eliamloe AMEBI( 0
an old.tSebioned 8teve.
artlar at emtln Ia!ed to Ste t OLUdmA
the BEST COAL OK W SOVE a ' Ian thk Mar'
kMa--t Ia proided with a n pig ate sad As,
Dpswer. A Gem as mel s
I COOKING AND BHATING STOWVN.S £hAT,: ODD
PIECES, BLOWERS AND ASE PANS.
oGr attention paid tP RCOpA man GUT
T $I G PEIL.W M ASE,
felism American StovaDept, 1 Camp estreet,
T "P. P. STEWAR ",8
AIR-TIGHT COOKING STOVE,
WITH DUMPING GRATE.
The STEWART COOKING STOVE, which ha bhith
erto maintati aU acknowledged superority over all
competitors, is now introduced to the public with the
addition of a DUMPING GRATE uand ASH DRAWER.
n point of economy and general utility. It bu been
conceded that the rTEV'ART STOVE was ahead or alt
others. By this addition of the rEW DUMPING
GRATE the heating surface of the Oven is greatl in.
creased, and the capacity of the ues nearly douoled.
and no dst can escape while clearing or dumping the
S To get a genuine Stewart's Steve, see that P. P.
it Stoewart's name s on the Hearth-Plate.
S 'ULLER, WAAREN & CO..
B Bexcluslvoe Manufacturcrs, Trom, N. T.
d For sale by E. B. HOGAn 25 Canal st.
Is Vhere it can be seen in operation daily, fe ly_
I J T S. ITRTENS A SON,
Importere and Dealers in
Also-Paints, Oils, Varnishes, and 'indow Glass.
G. PITAIRL, ru
Builders' Hardware, Grates and Mantels,
PAINTS. OILS, VARNISH. TUItPENTINE,
OGiDEOW GLASS and WALL PAPER,
349 ....... Commoq Street ............. 349
myt ly Near Claiborne Market.
B. J BERKERY.
31.32, and :3 Front Street. between Ilenville and Conti,
Molasses Barrels, Half Barrels, and Iron Bound Work
constantly on hand.
Partienlar atntios paid to Trimmingd. Ja ly
W O OW CRO o F to Bnett & Lurgee, )
Southern Ornamental Iron Works,
Corner Magnolia and E o stets,
Near Jackon Rtalroed et.
14 Orleans, La.
Bllackmithing and Housework in general, Vaults
Store Fronts, etc., made to order at testortest notice.
r Office rt the Foundry. aunt Iy
aDWASD O' PGOUvE . urrtW iAot.nrs
T OIROURKE a MEAGHEIR,
STEAM BOILER MAUAC RRS
Mno. 183 and 185 Fulton, and n13 New*eves etreet.,
between St. Joseph and Julls dts.
Low Pressure, Loeomotive, Fined as Cylinder Boll.
en, Clarifers. Filters and JuiceBoes e atthe ort
tat notice. Second-hand Boilers kept hand.
Will make eontratofer Boer, and 4,necesea-y con.
nections, such as Fire Fronts, Grate , Steam and
Stand Pipes Valves, etc. Chimneys Breeching. all
of which wll be furnished at the lowes ndrploesr.
All work done at.this establishment I be uaran.
teed equal in point of workmanship ad arial to y
Planters and are resper invited to
call and examine our work and pries. a p3 ly
JOHIN M I ONSTT. . AApL5OIA
1 MCITY- a APPLEOAL,
Dealers in Cooking ae and Bath Tubs,
Wter Cets, Stands, Kit Snr Lift
id d Foroe Pnrsp, Ale Pumps Sheetd Lea Pipe,
Brass and Plated Cooek of all putt
140................POYDRASi STmreI. .... 14
N. W-Agents for Colwell'se, Sraw a V 'e Patent
Tin Lined Pipe.
ane put up, extended, and res Repairing
SL *DS' FOUNDRY,
(Established in 184,.)
ec Corner Delord and Foucher ebeot.
all kinds of PsnWmtatn and Steamboat Works, end
eve3r ydorption of Machinery for the & C
a D. MOKENDRICK,
HOUSE AX! SHIP PLUIBIJU
GAS ITTER, Pro.,
- 464..........Mgaxine Street........... 4G
-a Between Race and Roabin. s ly
D. BRADY. COPPUR , TIN" AD SHK]TWEI
- 463.........St. Charlses treet....- ....
(Next to the Horeertatsn.)
Roofing, Guttering, SiowePiag, and al kLIon t
oab work done with neatneess end da'pio
'te Whole oft thetime oror he spare modeont. B oa
ness new. light and prof8tle.e Persons Of either sex
tonal sru bpy devoting their whole time tisie boaslneo
Boysandglsermn nearly an mcnh an eon. Thateil
bwo see thie notlie may send their address. ad tst
the busines, we make this unpareileled oeer: To ssa
an are not well estlsed, we wil send t to PaLeet..
trouble of writing. Foll partiulaurs. a vainuae
6 which wmll do to oommence work on, and a copy
) People's Literary Companion"-one of ib hlasr~'
B bstfsmllpnewspapera published--rlltabi rorkiI--
Reader, if you w' pemaent, XprflgbWsm'& Mned
toe 3m w.aC. peLrmae ut pCO. ,p . -.
180..........Clclope St-O. ---t... b..
Fine Open and Clese C.rro l&G €*srs a l
e to correspond with the times. v , deeit
toOrders for Weddings annd Paties P-"'sLy