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rPauIaED WKEETL Of " aflaM Otlean. eGtAouc FuiWueion Copon t. at Tar =oaro r ba Bee° rtd e. CarondeZ tret betw ydreaend with the approval of the el t authority of the Dioose, to pp a 4fayettee treets. -admitted -want ia New Orles mainly devoted to the r o th theDireetor of the CompNay a.s Catiol Chutch. a mostT Rev. Arcbbibp Na. J. P inr, ae to reatt Mr om ArCh P J. athe th psnaentey ayotfI e unda Vr ev. o Vice Preident. bed on aPoint stoo apa Very Rev. . RoATmAr. tal of which is oee a eaad oa gole, snd ve thomadh , it oft n Jr eommunicaloe.r to beaddreaed the otON' x *eate4 ol usti aoiMorn irSadOai0"aeoaWager. Du.m M ttern est enes-w. Ms-oaamrooet street. "HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THEN THAT BRING GLAD TIDINGS OF GOOD THINGSI" Tema--ylraUer,, a; _al m14,n VOLUME V ; 'V N, W ORLEANS. SUNDAY MORNING. MARCH 31, 1871. NUI ' Merning Star and Cathnlc Messenger. Tra PLsqumImaE , March 24tb, 1872. - Editor Morning Star sad Catholl Messenger. ord But little of general interest has tran- wih spired with us since I last wrote, although gro time has been full of its thousand little a events, many of which might have been me turned to account by a more regular corre- Pre spondent. et With the good people "of the country" g-r the great question is the condition and the prospect of the crops, and it is truly tg the question, for, when mother earth fails to W " blossom as the rose," the materal inter- lia est of "the baby tribes of men" move me' dreaesJ ialeng the surging stream of time. Along the coast the sugar crop claims, alit and nfortunately receives, the attention lar! of our people to the almost entire exclusion mei of all other crops, and consequently when a it fails to any extent, embarrassing results chs follow. or Last year, owing to the continued heavy sut rains that fell, the quantity of water poured Ian upon the earth being over ninety-tio cat inches--i was very difficult to work the ott crops properly; and as a general thing, the eveM effort was directed towards the cu smaller crops sometimes grown. Tiis did be not save the sugar crop. from a general sli partial failure, and the result is that our gr planters have little money and scarcely II any corn or provender, hence we have the ha old cry of hard times and they truly are lie so. Nor is this all. The prospect of a vs crop this year, notwithstanding a large fill amount of seed-cane was saved, is poor rej and most fall below the average of what cle the same acreage would produce in more thn favorable seasons. a A great deal of the seed-cane was found ioi to be rotten when planting begun in Jaon- the ary and has continued to rot where not ha planted, and, in some instances, after it pe was planted the decay continued to a cbn- re siderable extent, thus making matters bi worse. Thip is ascribed to the rains Cl above-mentioned, and it is feared the stub- un ble and rattoon are likewise injured, v: Upon the whole this is a hard year upon our coast planters as far as we can now lt judge, and its evil consequences for nest pi *year are likely to be very serious unless our ci people give their attention to the produc- w tion of corn and other things which we can di eat. We can raise our own bread and meat fi and we must do it or ever have hard times ti lingering "round the cabin door." as Another important question just now is ci how to pay the enormous taxes imposed ti upon us. Our State requires over two per P cent on the assessed valuation of property, it be the same much or little and it is gener- ti ally much, and every trade or profession 0o is burdened with heavy licenses. Add to tI this nearly one per cent for Parish tax and ra we have about three per cent (in your city ti I believe it isfive) directtaxation. This is b a huge little paragraph in brief on reform, a and when we take into consideration the fr facts that State and Palish obligations are t1 worth but about sixty cents per dollar and .f the State debt over forty millions of dol lars, the taxpayer of Louisiana, who has had but little to say in the direction of af- tl fairs during the past five years, finds at most powerful, if not irresistable plea for P State repudiation. Our Catholic schools, here, I am pleased e to say, are doing pretty well, particularly t the convent. The recent semi-annual ex- t amination held in that institution gave very satisfactory proof of the progress of I the pupils in attendance this year. 5 The season of Lent is drawingto a close. i To-day-Palm Sunday, is cold, wet and disagreeable with us, and so was last Sun- t dOwing to the bad health of our kind pas tor, Father D'Hemecourt, the usual in structions of this holy season have been I irregular in "St. John's" this year, a fact we regret. The STAR used to reach us pretty regu larly every Sunday, but here of late it is not so regular in its welcome visit. This we must set down to Uncle Sam's ridicu lous mail arrangements, which for some time past have been regular only in their irregularity. PELICAN. When the heart comes in magnetic power and sympathetic glow to the great ideas of immortality and personal responsibility, then great truths enter in and combine powerfully with the emotional and intel lectual being. The bright ideal thet the soul ardently desires and seeks after, em braces the offer, fisa-they become united in the indissoluble bonds of sympathy and love. Bout let that season of sympathy and impressibleness pass away, and the creative vitsity is gone with it. Treatment of the Poor in England by Catholcs Ai and by Protestants. tLi F - ga We lately marked some passages for of comment in Colwell's " New Themes for ble Protestant Clergy" a work of more than sun ordinary tborougmless and research, in to which the author Conviets P otestantiam of po gross and cruel neglect of the poor. He is a staunch Protestant himself-if our ha memory serves us rightly-of the strictest isl Presbyterian type. He writesin the inter- wl eat of Protestantism, exposing. what he re- the e gards as incidental fanlts, with a vidw to rig their being corrected. His testimony, no I therefore, carries with it the more weight. wi We and it s* full and clear, that we pub- 01 lish it below without farther present com- th ment: wl ".In cn country had the religious liber- P ality of Catholic laity been displayed on a larger scdll than in England. The im- fo a mense estates given to the Church wdre, in cll o a large degree, expressly bestowed for Pt a charitable purposes * " At the period P( of the Reformation, when Henry VIII. as- i" t samed the headship of the Church of Eng- t, II land, all tfose immense estates were confls- P o cated and conferred upon the bishops and in e other clergy and leaders of the reform. All hI P, that was given to the nobility and gentry fLt (eacrilegi usgy token from the Catholic th * ah m .from tbeAI ts4ho wast, d t tb.y. withoutte Ii slightest regard to the trust upon which the Lt grants were originally made. All that was p y given to the English bishops and clergy t1 e has remained the property of the estab- r re lishment to this day. Its yearly value is ti a variously estimated, but is safely put at g fifty millions of dollars. Not the slightest r regard has been paid by these bishops and re it clergy, any more than the lay grantees, to a re the trust under which these estates were ec r-anted. The Catholic clergy applied a o id fourth,-or even a third for the benefit of ti a- the poor; the English (Episcopalian) clergy ti at have retained the whole as their exclusive I it perquisite. Thus arise those enormous 0- revenues of the English (Episcopalian) C ra bishops, which are a standing reproach to t no Christianity, i1 a country "where millions a b- upon millions are gfoaning in poverty, e d, with a clear right to all the relief these o a "From its first establishment the Eng- I ,w lish (Episcopalian) church not only appro- c It priated the funds of the poor, but cast the t or charge of the poor upon the secular arm, t o- where it remains to this day. It would be an difficult to point out any more daring and i sa flagrant disregard of Christian principles t tes than this. The Romish Church in all ages 'i and in all countries, has admitted the is claims of the poor, and also the obliea- 1 ed tions which those claims imposed. The a er Protestant church of England commenced a ty, its career by seizing their estates, and turning the poor out to the tender-merte e on of the government. The legislation for to the poor se chaeracterized, during the ad reign of Hdhry VIII., by its fixing upon itv the unemployed poor the epithet of vaga- I is bonds, and by inflicting the penalties of m, whipping, cropping, branding and death ;he for the offence of being vagabonds. Mrany ire thousands were hung in that reign of the ,od first headc of the English church for being ol- vaqabonds. iae This is no place to write ahe history of af- the English poor, of the legislation applied a to them, nor of the administration of the for poor-laws " " The whole constitutes such a disgrace to the established church, sed and to Protestantism, as can never be ade rly quately characterized. During three cen ex- turies she has shut her eyes from beholding, ave and shut her ears from hearing, and with 5 of held her hands from removing the woes of ten generations of iscreasing millions of suffer see. Ing poor. She has not fed them, nor and clothed them, nor visited them in sickness un- nor in prison ; she has left them in charge of the national authoritics. And what ias- have these done t in this long period what in- have these devised for the poor ? They peen have long since reduced the treatment of fact paupers to a system which has since been adopted for criminals. They have invent. e- d the poor-house, that stigma of Protest t is autism; they have degraded the poor to Chis the level of the worst criminals (in some ice- respects below them,and make less humane me- provisions for the poor than for them); heir they have made charity dependent on the N. parish boundaries; they have enacted a scene of protracted and bitter litigation to ewer determine which parish shall be acquitted is of of the duty of relieving the poor; they lity, spend as much in efforts to cast off-the bur bine den of a poor family as would relieve stel- scores of families; they let out the poor the by contract to the maintainance of a con em- tractor; they look upon the support of the cited poor as a grievous burden, and regard it as and a matter of business in which economy and must rule, until the lowest cost at which tive life can be sustained is found; and ac cordingly the allowance of the poor has gone far below that of the soldier or sailor, or eves D tI thief and murderer in prison. They re. or gard the pauper as a public evil, the cost to of which is to be kept at the lowest possi- th ble point; and they deny'the obligation of a such legislation, as might have a tendency re to amend the condition of their Itdrdes of is poor. p "Whether the Etiglish (civil) authorities dr have in all this fulfilled their duties as leg- er islators and governors is a question into am which we cannot enter. But the conduet of th the Established Church, which has for centu- wi ries looked upon this seene of famine and nakedness and poor-house smprisonment, o without an effort as a Church, to frfll her pl Christian obliation to the poor (not only ae that, but has robbed the poor of the means ca which Catholic charity in previous ages we provided for their relief, and appropriated those means to fill the purses and build up ir fortuens for the Episcopalianl bishops anI ot clergy), is such as no language can with ha proper severity stigmatise The English tt poor have been increasing in comparative nt numbers and destitution from the Reforma- cr tion to the present time ; and during this period, the confiscated revenues of the poor in the keeping of the (Episcopalian) Church have been increasing. What possible af finity can that Church, as such, have with at the religion of Christ, which, while it ab- B sorbs the living of the poor, repudiates all eaae of as u t H "The Church of England turned the 1 poor out of doors, and took possession of el their houses and their goods; and, whilst d revelling in the enjoyment of these ill-got- tI ten gains, myriads of paupers, lying at her ei gate, are suffering the extremities of sick- as ness, nakedness and want. If they ever a I readch Abraham's bosom it will not be from 0 any instruction or help given them by the j, established Church. But whether they do S or not, who can doubt that it will be less b f tolerable for that Church in the next world a t than for toe rich man who neglected it t Lazaruse I " If our tone seems harsh towards the a Church of England, it is merely because n Sthe fats justitly it. It is the more just to , a select that Church for remark, because it a , embodies what is regarded as the flower ii a of Protestantism. The members of that a Church are distinguished throughout the I world for wealth, liberality, learning and t many high qualities. It is fair to take f e them as a favorable samnple of the fruits of t ', the Reformation. a e " A natural result of the neglect of the t d poor in England by the Church, has been, a that the poor in that country are regarded a 'differently, and treated differently front e what they are in any other nation. (The j - United States, as far as Protestantlsm in- I efluences it, is fast falling into the same t d wicked neglect of the poor.) What is not a d deemed the duty of the Church has ceased ( !a be regarded as the duty of individuals. I tr The poor are restrained to the limits of I ie their own parishes, under penalty of star vn vation, or of being carried back by the s- authorities to their own limits. They are of not permitted to ask alms. They are th turned off the laud in England, and obliged iy to take refuge in the cities, working at le wages which barely sustain life, to swell ig the products of the niannfactories. They are, without judge or jury, convicted of of povetty, sent to the poorhouse, where hus ad band and wife and children awe separatcAu1 lie and put to hard labor. , The sererity of this es sentence is fully as great as that which I, awaits criminals (is really in many cases e- much greater) under the present improved n- system of piison discipline. The poor'are ig, regarded as a burden upon society, to be A- diminished, or got rid of, by any course short cn of murder. They are not deemed to have ;r- any claims as fellow-men or fellow-Chris or tians in a Christian land. ss " It was reserved for a clergyman of the ge established Church to work up this feeling aat and these views, into a system of philoso iat phy. The sum of the Itev. Mr. Malthus' ey work on population is thus given in his of own words: ' A man born into the world en already possessed, if he cannot get subsist A. ence from his parents, on whom he has a at- just demand, and if the society does not to want his labor, has claim to the smallest me portion of food, and, in fact, has no busi me ness to be where he is.' Rev. Mr. Malthus a); further says that those who have the the ground and property ' have a right to do a what they please with their own,' and that to 'we are bound in justice and honor for Led mally to disclaim the right of the poor to iey support. This includes all the poor, the ur- maimed, the blindi-the sick, and suffering ,ve of every description. According to Mr. nor Malthlus the law is, that all persons who )n. come into the world must support them the selves, or those who bring them in must as support tlem; if they fail, or die, in the my attempt, they btrt execute the law of us ich ture upon themselves. ac. " Can inhumanity go a step forther one Can disobedience and contom$t of the Divine command to love our neighbor as ourself imagine ' farther step It is a I total denial of lthb Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of men, and consequently inu] a total abjuration of Clhristianlty. The lit remedial measure proposed by Mr Malthus is in strictaccordance with his thebr.v. He by proposes that, notice being riven, all chil- ma drew, begotten afterweards. should in every we event be denied all oficial and private relif, and charity of any kind. I they perish, the responsibility will rest with the parents cat who brought them into the world. wo "If this is not the doetrine of the Church me of lngland in wapmvt to the por is the philosoqphy whichhasu grown out of herneglect me and exemplifles the great duty of Christian thi charity; if i itis not her doctrine, it is the fat very essesee and theory of her practice. "'The subject might be swelled into volumes. We might proceed to. show that be other Protestants besides those of England lip have fallen short in their duty to the poor, the that they have not taught, apprehended, nor practised the precepts of charity in- p' culeated by Christ and His Apostles." no hei FLOGGED TO DEATII.--Sooethin for the Worshipers of Alexis.-The Abbe 8ierocin ski, formerly superior of the Convent of ret Basilicans at Ovreus, took part in the last bil Polish revolution. He was sent by the Ct i% Csr to labor in the mines of Sibe r -ere b plotted with several others to Seffect their escape. For this he was con demned by the Emperor to receive wet~i u thousand lashes. The following is a blood- fo r curdling account of the carrying out of the Ti sentence: "In Mareb, 1867, two battalions tri were drawn up in the great square of pr Ormsk, under the orders of Gen. Galate- d jew, the cruel servant of a cruel master. m, Sierocinski and his companions were th s brought out, and the judgment was;yead to I aloud, the words "without mercy," which an I it contained, being especially emphasized. t The culprits were stripped to the waist, de and their hands were tied behind to a bayo- lit a net. Each one, by turns, walked along the m whole of one battalion, every soldier ad- de t minstertug to him a blow with a rod with Is r his full strength. A thousand blows fell, ad t and then each miserable, torn, bleeding G, n victim was sent back to receive another do I thousand. On the third journey, they all pt e fell dead. Sierocinski had been kept until at f the last, that ihe might behold the tortures of suffered by his friends. A military surgeon o tendered hint a small vial, containing some i 1, drops of cordial, which he refused, crying, 0 "d "I want not your d;gps. Take my I,l,,l. IG in and drink it!" Hi&started on hi, f.earful Q e journey, singing, "God be mercifol'!" and at - his wild accents were gradually lost in the ti e thud of the sticks striking his bare fesh, f it and in the loud words of command of the d General shouting, "Strike harder! strike O s. harder!" When Sierocinski received the c f first thousand blows he .fell fainting, his w r- blood dripping on the snow. He was p ie placed upright on a sledge, and tied so as h re to expose his back to the full weight of the b re descending rods. The unhappy man con- s 6d tinued to groan until he was dragged four t at times before tie battalion. lie then be- i iI came silent. The lest three thousand sy blows fell on a c,,rpse." A LEST IS PAIntS.-Not for years have the is iacred observances of Lent been kept in c cih Paris with more attention and zeal. This i ee is, indeed, good news and auspicious pre- I ed sage-something more cbeerful thean any e re fle, more glorious titan any tale of success I be in arms. Never has Christian eloquence hrt been heard of a higher order or to greater i vu advantage in the French capital since the is- days of Bossuet, Massilon and Fenelou, than at present. Thanks to God for it! lie Mrg. Maret, Dean of the Faculty of The ug ology of the Sorborne and Bishop of Surm, so- has opened conferences on religious sub us' jects on the Wednesdays and Fridays of his each week, which are largely attended by rid the working-classes. What a. blessed at- change from those fierce days of diabolic a hate of things divine, when the red tg of lot the Commune floated over the Tuilleries, est and the churches were given up to the or si- gies of political clubbists ! In the Monffe tus taro district, one of the 4poorest and the most revolutionary of Paris, the Abbe do Combalot preaches the Gospel to edified tat flocks. At Notre Dame the Pere Monsabre, or- who might have been heard in the little to French chapel off Portman Square some the few years ago, occupies the pulpit and ing brings together large and fervent congre hir. gations. Father Perrand, the same who rhoe wroe a masterly book on Ireland, wins im- souls to God by his discourses in the church nat of St. Augdstio. This is cheerful tidings, the the most cheeping we have had from France oa- for long months, and leads us to hope that we may yet once again salute it by the title srt of "faithful Catholic France" it was so the proud of in days of yore.-London U'nieerse. O'Coenot and Qusan Vitoria. _ i I w Once again are the evil effects of the br impure, sensational and soul-destroying to literature of the day, so much patronised W by the young, clearly and unlistakably B mabifeated to the world. A shorttlme ago so we took occasion to comment jlpon the wi terrible infloence exercised by those publi- bl cation, as shown in the case of a young bl woman in Kentucky, who murdered her to mother in a most -old-blooded add brutal to manner, and also in'that of a mere child of thirteen, who, when repremanded by his th father for some misdemeanor, drew a pistol to nidy striking a tragie attitude, fired, the ball striking the old gentleman ia the upper a lip and passing out through his cheek; while th the youth coolly returning the pistol to bis at pocket, in the heroic style of tbe dime hi novel exclaimed, "Hold your jaw, old sap- ha hekd, and don't meddle with me." Ac- Ie cording to the following extract, from the Cork Examiner, young O'Connor's insanity results from the constant reading of those oa highly sensational papers against which the Ni Cburx has again and again raised her a voiee i - ce The true character of the recent outrage v * upon the Queen is shown by the paper found in the possession of the prisoner. 01 a The first part of the document is an absurd vi a travesty of a Royal pardon for the Fenian ti f prisoners, in whfch er Majesty is made to Pi declare, " That notwithstanding the fact of to * my agreeing to the above conditions only ec B through fear of my life, I will not attempt pt I to depart from any of them on that account, be r nor upon any other reason, cause, or pre- sal * text whatever will I depart, or attempt to is depart, from any of them; neither will I pn listen to any advice which my ministers in a may wish to give towards causing me to a depart from my word, or towards the vio- pi lation of anything above stated, but shall es adhere strictly to everything. So help me In God." The second part of the preposterous ha r document runs as follows: " Whereas a cc I person named Arthur O'Connor, residing Ip I at 4 Church Row, Houndeditch, in the city m a of London, having committed anr outrage p+ a gainet may Royal person, has surrendered ti e himself into my hands, he, the said Arthpr hi O O'Ct,unor, being perfectly willing to suffer I . for such offence. Now I, the said Victoria, as SQ.ieen of Great Britain and Iheland, do d d solemnly pledge my Royal word to theeffect S e that if the said Arthur O'Connor shall be a , found guilty of death by my judges, after a ti just and fair trial, he, the said Arthur S e O'Connor shall not be strangled like a N a common Ielon, but shall receive the death s is which is due to him as a Christian, a Re- b to publician, uud as uue whio has never done t ts harm to any huam.:1: 1,ri:a. That is to say, a Ce he shall be ahot, and after death his body I a- shall be delivered to his friends, to be Lr bujied wheresoever they may choose." It I e- is stated that the prisoner has been in the t d habit of reading Reynolrre Newspaper and other publications of the same character, and it is not difficult to perceive that the a ridiculous travesty of heroism and self ic sacrifice expressed in the passage we have I in quoted was inspired by the teachlings of I ef those sensational publications with which e- he fed his diseased imagination. The I iy author of "Jack Sheppard" is said to have ss inflamed many a youthful mind with an ce ardent desire for the brilliant career of a er housebreaker, and it is apparent that the lie editors of the distinctively British journals o. patronised by young O'Connor have suc It! ceeded in producing tils wretched travesty e- of a regicide. b- A Poison and Its Antidote. of - by The traveler Loudon gives the following ad interesting accountof the famous poisonous lic valley in the island of Java: " We took of withl us some dogs and fowls to try experi es, ments in this poisonous hollow. * * " ,r- When within a few yards of the valley we fe- experienced a strong nauseous smell, but ud Ia coming closa to its edge this disagree ,be able odor left us. The alley appeared to led be about half a mile in circumference, oval, re, and the depth from thirty to thirty-five feet; tle the bottoL quite flat; no vegetation; and me the whole covered with the skeletons of Lad human beings, tigers., pigs, deer, peacocks, re- and all sorts of birds. " " * We now rho fastened a dog to theu end of a bamboo, lins eighteen feet long, and sent him in-we rch had our watches in our hands, and in four igs, teen seconds he fell on his back, did not nce move his limbs or look around, but con hat tinned to breathe eighteen minutes. We itle then sent in another, or rather be got loose so and walked in to where the other dog was toe. lying. He then stood quite still, and in ten minutes fell on his face and nver after' ward moved his limbs, so continsed to breathe seven minutes, We ne w tslBa fowl, which died in a minate and • ue.Q We threw a snoiet, which died beibre touching the gro d. *. .o" Oa the opposite side of the wsalsyL bear a large stone, was the seleton of a luman beio& -ws mast have perited' on his b h with his right hand Ebd0r is bead. From being expooed to the weatbe th boues were bleached as whitd as iior~ E s aaio to procure this skeletoa,' t a attempt to aet iweould have bas meis uo The dld- legend in re to hvale was that a poisonousrgrew bare aased the Upes, and if sy one appeehed is the result was sure Ukth. .Subeequnt inveati sation howerer, proved the norrectness of the legend lnrqgsrd to the tree but not, as it seems, in r grd to 'the deadilnes of the place. Nor was this latter exagger ated; but its cause ezaminatlen proved to be merely the overloading of the air with carbonio acid gas. The origin oR the gas has not been so clearly ascertained, but bas been supposed to be from some vent in the earth supplying the gee faster than it can be dissipated in the air, t the traveler just quoted says, " w could not perceive any vapor, or any opening in the ground." Neverthele thtis gas is known to be as abundant product of volcanic action, and from some suchb interiop source it may be convered to this spot faster than it Is con veyed away. But why are there not manv such poison oas valleys in the world ? The number 01 voleanie vents is great, and they are con tinually sending forth this seine deadly product. Yet, farther, so far as this ma terial is concerned, every fire is a voleano continually emitting this gas as its chief product; and the amount of the whole may be Judged from the fact that an average sized blast-fornace will send forth at least two tons every hour. Still farther, every pair of lungs is a little furnace adding asno inconsiderable quota; for the breathing of a population like that in New York will produooe no less than four tlousand tons every day; and, the world over, animal lungs produce fully twice as much as the human. Still further, the various pre cesses of fermentation and decay are pouring into the air four times as much of this gas as the bhuman lunoo produce. Altogether, the beat compute tion makes the daily production of car bonic acid gas from these latter sources no less than eleven thousand million pounds; and this in addition to what may be pro duced from any sources within the earth. Surely, in view of such numbers we might ask, why should not the whole surface of the earth be made at length a Upes valley? Such indeed it would have become. not within 4he period sinee mans creation, but since the earth's first creation, had it not been for a wonderful provision which has been made for the conmumption of this gas as fast as produced. A poison to all ainus! life, it is the indispensible food of all vege table life. However much, therefore., the former may send forth into the atmosphere, thu latter is ready to absorb it all. Weare I amazed at the immense s.am whlch repre sentas the whole amount produced, but we 9 are no less surprised at some *t the ilgusea which tell of tile anmount reqnired to sus tain all the platts which are growing upon f the earth. 'These all are. puvtul."d with l lttle mouths, scattered thickly over their a leaves, which suck in tlhe carbonic acid a from the air, and under the influence of a the sunlight, resolve it again into its ele a m$nts, retaining the carbon to build up the plant, but sending out the oxygen to-be a breathed over by man or animal, or to sus - tain a flame, which will freight :t again y with carbon for still another use of the plant. And thus the endless interchagtoe goes on. The respiration of maa i 'kept up by this distillation of the plant, and the plant i sustained by the waste from the tg system of the man or the animal s or else us by the destruction of some other plant. )k The number of these little hungry i. mouths which the vegetable world opens * to take up man's poison, bat ito food, is re perhaps the most wonderful thing in all at this story of beneficent wonders. "U single e- common lilac tree has a million leaves, and to aboout four hundred thousand millions of ml, pores or mouths at work, sucking in car bonic acid; while on a single oak tree s. many as seven million leaves have been of counted." With such a consumption even A, the immense production does not seem too w great. The two are exactly balanced. The o, air remains pare-the plants are all fed. re . Y.~ Mercantile Journal. ir- - ot "John, I saw your cousin Isaac a few o- weeks ago, and he had just received a ter Ve| rible fall, which cut a gash in his arm." se " Ah, poor fellow ; what did he fall on I" ras " Well, really, I urget now, but it rather en strikes me he fell on 'l'esdy moruoio."