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In .4Iýtown or village throughout the South, :i.' wor4s ftbm the resident or visiting would secure the accession to our ad; of rom ten to fifty subscribers. In "'--tmg this work, besides the strong rea am, s which have actuated His Holiness, Pope Pius, and all the Bishops of our Holy Mother the Church, to advise the general circulation of Catholic works of all kinds, we would respectfully offer, as a further inducement, to supply all priests who send Sas subscribers, with such Catholic books as they may select, to the value of one fourth of the money sent to us. The Voice of the Holy Father. , r' Providence seems tp have given, in our day. , a great mission tot he Catholic Press. SIt is for it to preserve the principles of d. der and of faith, where they still prevail, sad to propagate them where impiety and sold indifference have caused them to be forgotten."-Letter of .Pope'ius IX, in 1851. * "We urgently beseech you to assist, with all good will and favor, those men who, Ssaiwmated with spirit and possessed of suf Selent learning, are laboring and publish Ing books and journals for the defence and propagation of Catholie doctrine."-Eney elical of Pope Pius l, in 1853. Oun TuAVELIN AGENT.-Mr. J. Kelleher, our agent, will this week canvass the city of - ontgomery, Ala., for subscribers to the STAR, after which he will proceed to Atlanta, Ga. We bespeak for him the assistance of all those who are interested in the dissemination of Catholio literature. PsrSACOLA AND] WARIINOGTON, FLA.-WO re t u-ar rthaskstothelcUtitolic-s of these two historti towns for the promptitudo with which hey responded to the solicitations of our agent, Mr. Kelleher. Through their 'generosity he has been enabled to send us a long list of new Snbscriber. .To the Rev. J.'A. Bergrath, Pastor of St. Michael's church, we are especially in. Adbted for the earnest support and assistance be aecorded to Mr. Kelleher in his mission. uh t V Sx MASS FOn THn LATE VERY RYD. J. . :IAOAN0.-On Thursday next, 234 inst., at 9 K ~Iook A. M., there will be a sa4mn High Meas htoth Church of S8. Peter and Paul, Very Rev :,M~aoynihan, Pastor, Third District, for the -:- p. of the soul of the late Very Rev. J. SlaMlgan, of St. Patrick's Church. The Rev. ggta sad the friends of the decoeased among thOlaty are invlted to attend. SEaana DAYs. - Wednesday, Friday and Saturday next, are days of Fast and Absti. oenoe. UnsrtUsl Convmsr.-On Thursday last, May 14, the Archbishop, after his Mass in the Con. vent Chapel, received the religious vows of Hisse Wolt, a native of Ireland, in religion Sis, ter Mary of St. Theresa. Before Mass at the same date and place the Most Rev. Prelate administered clerical Tonsure to Mr. Michael Robinson, a professed religions of the congre 5ation of Salvatorists. CONFIRMATIONS.-On SnuJay, May 12, the In.wt Rev. Archbishop Perche confirmed 59 .,,--rusiv TneTheiirch of St. Rose de Lima Thursday, 16(, 11t t St. Augustine's and s same aftel nouu 1GG at St. Mlary's Arch k" op's. ý. ' CATH EDRAL. - To-day the Most Rev. bop will celebrate Pontifical High $ this Church, and, at its close, give the Beedictioa, to wrich is attached a z niatgooe º $ .ý.to erl Our Romishf` a to deaaand ofM eia) poofs of t eraIy sad wreu known fact, that the ernmets of Romab~eoun Stries In E rejQct t, preteasidi of the pans ,which are suamm ap in the dogma ofenfsllibility. After the eitations we have already made, their demand aimply/shows that they are not acquainted with the literature of the question. The IYet Book, published by the Appleton's for ten ears past,-is mainly a collection of pblic documents and official information oa matters of current history and is re garded as authorityboth in Europe and in this country. -Asn one who reads Eng lish, may see for himself that their persist ent. denials are denials of well authenti cated . 1I. nr learned friends declare that Arch bishop Kendrick is mistaken in saying the fathers can be classified, and that the same writers can be found in two or three differ ent classes. Every scholar knbws that the Archbishop is right. The same fathers express different views in different parts of their writings, not only on these subjects but on many others. Odr learned friends are not as familiar with the writings of the fathers, as we have a right to expect them to be. Ill. The Papal infallibility is unquestionably en ecclesiastical novelty. We have shown that it was not an article of faith in the SBomnish church before July 18, 1870. On the contrary it was denied, impugned and denounced as a Protestant slander. It is f now an article of faith, and it is declared s that men cannot deny it save at the peril of their salvation. Is not there a dogma, a novelty, which is not two years old t IV. " Our learned friends say we are arguing against an idea of infallibility which is not aqgeepted by them. Now I a fair analysis of the official defi r nition leads to precisely the same results, ie as Bishop Elders ; which is, that the will of the Pope represents the wisdom and au IC thority of Almighty God-on all questions which the Pope may choose to consider of "faith or morals." Bishop Elder, who, we believe, was a member of the Vatican Council, would not be apt to speak without re consideration on this question. He informs Romanists what they are expected to be * lieve.on this question, and the light in in which they are expected to regard it. He tells them that "the interest manifested by the Poie" on a certain subject-"is ami g dient evidence"-that divine wisdom en or dorses it. "Verily"-in the language of in Archbishop Kendrick-"thlias a royal road to the discovery of the truths of faith. And yet it is not without its dangers for a the Pope and the Church. -Once imbued ly with this conviction, the holier in life, the al purer in purpose, the more fervent in piety 3 the Pope should be, the more dangerous he would prove both to himself, and to the ir Church which according to this system, Id derives its infallibility from him. What as need would there be to a Pope who accept B- ed this notion, of the counsel of his breth ren, the opinions of theologians or the documents of the Church I Believing him self to be immediately led by the Divine Spirit, and that this Spirit is communica ted through him to the Church, there would or be nothing to hold him back from pressing is. on in a course' in which he had once of entered." ii, These consequences of the principle, id prove it to be false. e Concio P. It. Kendrick, at supra. . W.e would advise our learned frient.. to th read the complete text of the dogmatic de cree in connexion with the extracts we have made from the letter of Dollinger, the address of Archbishop Kendrick, the d observations of Abbe Michaud, the state meats of the Year Book, and above all with the teachings of the Holy Scriptures; should they do so, in the spirit of dottile submission to a higher authority and in r, spiration, than that of man, they will sure of ly find, that for Christian men, there is but one course open-in respect to this mon strous assumption of infallibility, and that a. is-to denounce it. me Either do this, or make good the offer to of prove from Scripture the Pope's infallibili ty. Meantime we reserve the privilege of reviewing the admissions they have already made, in this, as well ps,in previous articles. ch The Most Rev. Archbishop of New Or it, leans. be From the far-off West comes a voice in praise of the Most Rev. Archbishop of New Orleans. or The San Francisco Guardian, a new and able Catholic weekly, published under the aobpices of His Grace, the Archbishop of San Francisco, pays the following deserved tribute to Arch bishop Perche, whom the Baltimore Volksaeitung very appropriately calls the "courageous 9 Archbishop of New Orleans." That his great Sservices as founder and editor of "the best Ca tholic paper in the United States," are known 'e and appreciated throughout the Union, should * be a source of-pride to all his spiritual chil r. dren in this vast Province; andthat the Catholic g Militant Union and the Propagateur will now, joining hands under his guidance, fight the Sgood fight and triumph as gloriously in the Id future over the enemies of our Holy Church, i- as that unequalled paper did single-handed in the past, no one who knows anght of His Grace can for a moment doubt: y At New, Orleans, the organizatiod known as n- the Catholic Militant Union of the Cross bids of filir to prove as successfnl as that of the Italian a- Association. The Union of the Cross has, we ie have reason to believe, been organized at the W immediate suggestiop of His Grace, the Most ol Rev. Archbishop Perche, the oldest and most 5. distinguished Catholic editor iu the United States. It is fitting that the founder of the ablest Catlholio journal in the country-the Popartg r Catheolique-.should initiate, at an a epoch like the present, an enterprise so grand Sin its aims as that of the Catholic MIitant Union. Undersuch auspices, with the blesing Sof God and the gracious inltercession* of our SBlessed L~sdy, the movement, in spite of the powers ofHell will rove in the coming con fliet, the Christian kepolemoo, against which the aassilants of our holy religion will fret and fume in vain. SC. D. Etra, Caomoto Boonasmia, lt] CA VIsvamer, wh& 9UwaZr , Ja smnararo AOWu Judging from. the lIs. tence of the Pwresbyterias's article, which we publish in another column, we presume that it con alders the disussilon on Infallibility about at an end for the present. Certainly we And nothing in 'it that calls for an answer on our part. Leaving it optional, there fore, -with our neighbor whether to publish this article or not, we proceed to review the field of battle as it stands now. I. W'ehave sustained our position by sev eral texts from the Bible_which appear to indicate Papal Infallibility in the clearest language., Our respected opponent has made but feeble efforts, if we may say so without disrespect, to escape the conclu sion to which they so plainly lead us. For instance, the text, "Thou art. Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it," indicates clearly enough that the Church was to bebuilt on Peter. " Thou art Peter," or Cephas; but Cephas or Peter means a rock, " and upon this rock I will build," etc. Peter was .therefore to be the founda tion of the Church. Moreover, the gates of Hell should never prevail against it; therefore it was to be infallible, and for ever. If the Church ,is infallible, its foun dation must be truth-infallible. Peter might die, but his Apostolic office as foun dation-his infallibility-was to have the same immortality as the Church. To this the Presbyterian had two answers : Ist, that our Lord, after making this pro mise to Peter, had reproached him, and said, "Get thee-behind me, Satan," etc. ; to which we replied that this was an accusa tion of a fault or sin, not of an error in doctrine, and that the Presbyterian had confounded impeccability with infallibility. We showed, moreover, that at the date when this reproeach was made to Peter the Church was not yet built upon him-he was not Pope. The argument of the Presbyterian was, therefore, worth nothing, and left our conclusion perfectly un touched. * 2d. In its next issueno it tried another ex planation of the text, which was equally transparent in its shallowness, viz : that as we admitted Peter not to have become in fallible at the time when the promise of infallibility was made to him, he could not become so afterwarils. We utterly de stroyed this little sophism by drawing at tention to the exact language of our Lord : "I will build my church;" "I will give unto thee the keys;" " being once convert ed, convert thy brethren," all pointing to the future and not to something already accomplished. Thus explanation number two being utterly demolished, our inter pretation of the text remained untouched, and it remains so to.this o further or other attempts than these two feeble ones have been made to explain away this plain langudge, which, to candid common sebse, looks clear enough. II. We then proceeded to show from the Fathers of the Church that they nearly all, if not all, had occasion somewhere in their writings, and some of them frequently, to refer to the Bishop of Rome, or Pope, as the successor of St. Peter, and as invested with his attributes of Primacy and Infallibility. This commenced as far back as we have any writings of the early Christians, even before the death of St. John the Evangel ist. One of the early Fathers-St. Am brose-put the whole proposition into a formula as succinct and perfect as any in which human thought has ever been condensed. " Ubi Petrus ibi Ecclesia." "Where Peter is, there is the Church." That means two things. 1st. The Pope is virtually Peter, and, 2d, Peter or the Pope is the infallibled index of the truth that is in the Church. To all this, which cannot be denied, we have the answer that these Fathers some times explained this text in several differ ent ways. And to this we reply that the Fathers used variety in their expressions, as anybody else would, but never supposed that those expressions were contradictory or inconsistent. Having said in one place that the Church was built on Peter, they were not aware of any change of senti ment in saying that it was built on his faith. If they did not intend to draw back from their opinions, once expressed, that the Church was built on Peter, then they still meant the same thing. This fact, therefore, leaves the authority of the Fathers the same as quoted by us, and this fact the Presbyterian does not pretend to dany. Our argument from their authority is, therefore, also untouched. Besidea which we spoke of the history of the Chuarch, the acts'of Councils approved by Popes, or approved in part only, or re jected wholly, or added to by them, dhd their action always standing undisputed. Then there is the clear assumption of the Popes themselves on this point, never dis puted, severs protested agalast, all facts of history as lea d cettaia as the e~at eneeb of _i A dwsjtbe2 But inasmuch as ined ma7y qsq e for ever over texts. of the Bible or paat es from the Fathers, we went on- to our third argument from the authority f the Church, which has pronounced the Pope infallible. We based its claimas to authority on facts which cannot be disputed and not on texts which may be. We said the Church existed before the New Testiment ias written and operated most energetically and fruitfully for nearly 460 years before that work was compiled by its authority from a mass of writing of the Apostolio era. We argued that it could have kept on as it commenced with out any authentio edition of the New Testiment or, indeed, without any sueach written work at all. To this no answer. We said that it had neverablunderedja. flagrantly as to have to acknowledge its blunders like the sects which are constantly changing, but what it ever taught it teach es now. To this no answer. We said that it had never blundered at all, never taught any error whatever, be cause the beginning of that error cannot be pointed out. To this our opponent has answered, that the dogma of infallibility is an error and that it can point us out a certain day in 1870 as the day of its be ginning. We reply that printed books as far back as they go and manuscripts before them show that doctrine taught in so many words for many centuries and that nowhere during the whole history of the Church is it branded as an innovation. We explained that the definition of a dog ma is not the revelation of a new doctrine; as where the dogma of the Holy Trinity was defined by a Council, the doctrine was not new but had been always taught in the Church. This is not answered, neither has our opponent the fairness to recognize the distinction. Our argument from the historical exis tence and character of the Church, there fore, remains unanswered like the others. We can hardly,' therefore, accept the kind advice of our neighbor which turns away from these little stumbling blocks and refers us, for illumination on the subject, to Dollinger, Appleton & Co.'s Year Book, and certain doings of one Abbe Michaud. Let those gentlemen prove their inspiration by eighteen centu ries of spiritual supremacy, by eighteen centuries of contest with the powers of the world and in the crucible of human thought and then we may listen to them. The Cradle. It may not be generally known that-the Infant Asylum, on Magazine- street, is nearly .on a footing of starvation. The State has been in the habit of subsidizing this establishment, the most beautiful and interesting of all our charitable institu tions, but in its new system of rigid econ omy recently inaugurated, this provision has been omitted. Taxation is under stood, in this new school, to be in tended merely for the benefit of office holders. What an absurdity, then, to take any of the revenues away from that helpless class of virtuous citizens to be bestowed upon a number of healthy, squalling babies, full of vitality and youth ! At any rate it is a fact. There is no State help for these innocents, and we must bow our heads in gratitude to Herod that they are not to be slain outright. Under the circumstances the citizens must come to the rescue and be voluntarily taxed alittle more. Do we expect these orphaned babies to starve to death or to be taken care oft If they are to live, who will feed them? Is it reasonable thet a few delicate ladies should be expected to care for and support between one and two hundred children, by their own exertions ? Of course not; but whose business is it ? We reply that it is every body's business. We say distinctly that everybody who has ever been a baby is bound to see that all helpless infants are cared for. There is scarcely an adult Ca tholic in this city who is not able to give one dollar to the asylum of which we speak. Now there is going to be a fine chance of doing so without going all the way around to Magazine street. Early in June next a concert will be given for the relief of the Asylum at a place which will be an nounced hereafter. The ladies concerned in it have never participated in any public display, and are extremely averse to changing that policy on this occasion, but the exigency of the need calls upon them with a voice which they cannot resist. The eminent musical ability with which they are gifted, and the commanding in fluence which their position in society gives to their names will insure a crowded audience. If every adult Catholic will give a dol lar, as ought to be the case, the proceeds will amount to about *40,000. SThe Msomsao Srva is always for sale by Mr. D. Elder, 194 Camp stret, who is se · -~i .r`r;P·· S ze~s, Mssa., May 16, 1872.; To the itaheret Xsnatsk aer - Last,_ unday week, at High Mass, our obrech was densely crowded, not only with Cptbolie, but also with people of other religious persuasions, who were drawn togther to be present at'the bless ing of twostates. It had been announced that the ceremony would take place pre vious to the celelirtion of Mass. These statues had been purebised at New Orleans by our zealous pastor, Rev. P. Chevalier; and.they ae regarded by all as exquisite in beauty "of design and finish. One of them, at the epistle side, represents St. Peter bearing in bti right hand the keys symbolic of his authority ; the other, at the Gospel side represents 8t. Patrick, in the attire of a bishop, having his breviary under his left araf the right being extend ed as it were, towards his hearers. Just before the Mass the pastor, in conformity withtthe announcement, blesse4 the statues. After the Gospel he told the congregation that he would, in the evening, bless a splendid bell, (weighing 400 pounds), which had been generously donated by Mr. George Smyth. He then introduced the Rev. Father F. FinPlan, of Ocean 8prlngs, who, after some prefatory remarks, said he would preach on " St. Patrick." I had often heard the panegyric of this illustrious saint, but never betore :n lan guage so plain, so simple, so graceful yet so sublime as on this occasion. As inci dental to the subject-matter of .bis dis course, he depicted the Irish character from infancy through the stages of adoles cence and maturity even tp old age. .He concluded by exhorting his hearers to imitate the virtues of the saint whose statue was before them. Itt the afternoon, at the ceremony of blessing the bell, he dwelt on the necessity of a bell, and the blessings attached there to. In conclusion he besought his bearers to be mindful of its heavenly tolls, morn ing, noon land night, and at each time to recite the Angeles Domini. J. o'D. THE DEAD SEA.-This sea, being with out an outlet, evaporation is the only escape of the water pouring into it by the river Jordan and some other streams. Each brings into that extraordinary reservoir, which is a depression in the earth's crust thirteen hundred feet below the water level of the Mediterranean, an immense mass of materials which must at last fill it up, when the Jordan will then ran on beyond and find an outlet to the sea, if the world re mains in its present physical form long enough. The Jordan wafts down ninety cubic yards of water every second. Each day it carries in six and a half bushels of salt, liberated from rooks, on its paes , in each ninety cubic yards. Therefoe at dreadfully salt bitter reservoir has neirly reached the point of saturation. When no more salt can be dissolved, then it will ao cumulate on the irregular bottom till it reaches quite near the present surface. Its future will have quite as much interest for coming ages as its past history. There is nothing more fortunate for mo~e rate genius than to be born poor. The "silver spoon" class are a very comfortable people no doubt, but the great trouble with them is, their education is mainly of this order, and if they don't become very great they are extremely likely to become the very opposite. There is no middle ground for them, for they were not taught to regard any, and consequently they are, as a general thing, unfit for it. Poverty has helped men solve some of the greatest problems of life. Half its brave deeds have been a necessity, and the most of its noble sayings have been born of a determined op position. It does a man good to put him at his wit's end. Emergenoies make men. Any man can be a general or a pilot in a calm; but storms show the metal Reputation is made more by boldness and will than by ability and patience. Life is too short to wait for the tide whose ebb leads on to fortune. We must make the most of the present opportunities, but we shall hardly do it unless present opportunities are in the main present necessities. The man who works out these to the fullest extent, is the most successful man. A PECULIAR CASE.-Tbat new religions sect of "Peculiar People." appears to sur vive remarkably in England, considering its views of medical matters. It is a prime article of faith of this denomination never, under any circumstances, to call in a doctor. Thus at Plumstead, a little one of an elder of the P.P. had small-pox. The elders prayed over her; they laids habnds on her; they annointed her; and, generally speaking, "put their trust in God." In eleven days, without the administration of any medi cine, with only a little arrow root and wine to nourish the body, the poor thing died. Of course, the Peculiar People are consistent enough to believe neither in vaccination or contagion, and, as a result, they have not only religious joy, but rather more than their share of small-pox. In this case, a jury has returned a verdict 6f "manslaughter" against the father. During the month of March there were 147 fires in New York, involving a loss of $146.000, on which the amount of insurance was 1,180n 000, a curious discrepancy be tween absolute losses and the value for which property was insured. The number of fires in London in 1871 was 1842, of which 207 alone were serious. Of these 259 were caused by candles, 162 by gas, 43 by tobacco, 195 by "sparks from fire," 58 by uIncifers, 44 by paraffin lamps, and 80 by airing linen. In the course of the year 181 lives were saved, 38 lost, and 210 en dangered. The greatest number of Bfres occurred in August, and the smallest in October. Every year the number of seri onus fires as against the slight is decreasing -a result which is attributed to the great efficiency of the fire brigade. It wil be seen that, judging by the returns for March, New York, with less than one-third the population of London, has nearly as many fires. ARISrOCRATIC ~r lut.Luuu..--rhe ailliners are beginning to send dailnty notes of invitation upon tinted paper, adorned with a monogram. TheNew York milliner is a diferent sort of person fkom the milliner elsewhere. Not the one who has a shop, but she who hes parlos and gives exhibitions of works Ofi art brouht in bandboxms from Ece hfhersela She recesves gets, d e e a b sids o mlkiy. Phlladil . r ,*pu ppdeaths daring thep pwst wel. , The untirinlg ehalgy f th1 M ej is won derful. Three huadilrethousand fraum were subsor~ibn Parisalone for the Iedat Ve-o. vins ·aerers. The citizens of Crystal Springs, Mi.s, ,hAe erected a pole 100 feet high, to whish is at. tached a masnifcent ag wits hlt rh bat in a blue ground. The Boston Globe tells -of : . , c. remarked to a fellow apprentice, "I oni like a bos a Is time round his shop inter,aing with his own business." The Tennessee Democratio state C~inhtiioa renominated John C. Brown for .overnar. This aotion is regarded in efaet o epldorsng the Cinoinnati nominees. The Italian Government has seat a omm u nlcation to the Government of Ptinee Charles of Roumanis, protesting against the parseou tion and oppression of the Jews in that ~en try. In a few days the works for the re-areetion of the Vendome Column will commence. It is said that the fall caused very little damage. Three tablets only were entirely destroye1, the others were but slightly injured. In the Apachbe country the Indians are said to have become ao.pepeable that it islard to tell a redskin from a white man; the only di ference being that the white usually has no scalp and the Apaohee has two or three* The United States produce more gpain, in proportion to population, than any other country in the world. The Danubianl lnet pality, Roumania, is second in the ratio of production, and European Russia third. A New England paper calls attention to the fact that the cotton mills in the SouthernStates now have 150,000 sndles in operation, and are paying from ten to twenty per cent divi dends on capitals ranging from $100,000 to $1,250,000. The- coinage at San FrPanoieo Branch Mint during the month of Malbh. was as follows : double eagles, $00,000; half-dollars, 65,000; total, $966,000. The silver coinage has been unusually light, owing to the excessive supply at present in the market. Information has been received of a recent explosion of petroleum and gunpowder in Tri poll, in the sea of Greece, whereby a namer . of lives were lost, has ben. receivedin this city. Twenty persons were instantly killed, and many received injuries. Natives of Alsace and Lorraine, resalding i Ban Francisco, to the number of 300, have elected to remain eitizsoens of rance. They marched to the French ecasulate with thetri color draped in mourning, and took a solsmn oath of allegiance to the Republio of France. It is stated that there afe in -the United States two hundred and sixty-one soldiers who lost both eyes, one hundred and eighteen who lost both legs, eleven who lost both feet, five who lost both hands, thirty-five who lostboth arms, and sixteen who lost an arm and a leg. Hon. Alfred Huger, a well-known Charles tonian and a conspieuous Unionist in the days of nullification and secession, died in that city last week of paralysis, in the eighty-fourth year of his age. lie was Postmaster of Charles ton from the time of President Jackson until 1865. Cincinnati is said to be more densely popu lated than any other city in the country. The population is about 36,000 to the square mile. New York, the next most populous city, has 23,0C0 to the square mile. Cincinnati has about fifty-eight buildings to the ac,e London has forty, and Dublin thirty-two. The Archbishop of Paris has laid the founda tion stone of the new chapel of Loretto, at the country house of the great Seminary of St. Snlpice. Ever mindful of Alma Mater, the chapel has been restored at the entire expenso of the former students of the establishment, who look upon this spot as the cradle of their a ecerdotal vocation. A printer in the Metropolis 2imes office, while setting type during a thunder shower, experi enced a 'urious freak of electricity. The lightning played about his head and was plain ly visible to the eye, yet, strange to say, there was no shook, nor any feeling more than a pleasant sensation. The air at the time was heavily charged with the vital fluid. The Cincinnati hospital, for the year ending March Ist, 1871, paid the Gas Company of that city $2900 fpr gas consumed. In the following July the hospital constructed gas works of its own manufacture. The result is that by this process it will pay for its gas works and gas in one year with less money than the gas alone cost the company for the same period. A SLarrT MISTAKE.-Mrs. Da Cane, the wife of the Governor of Tasmania, recently met with a somewhat sinagaular adventare. A daughter of Lord Lyndhurst, she Inherits some of the strongly marked featuores of her father's character, and is by no means a conventional grand dame. Ble takes an active part in the management of the hos pital, nurses the sick with her own hands, shows a greate partiality for balldogs than for poodles, and is very fond of solitary drives in a sort of tilbuary, her horse being gaily caparisoned "a laR use" with a num ber of jingli bells. A few days ago she got into a neighborhood where she was not known, and, pulling up to enjoy a lovely bit of scenery, found herself surrounded by a groep of children. "Oh, come here, here's the circus woman, let's find out where she is goiog to pat up her tent." She tried at'faret to undeeiteve them, but it was ueles; they weold have it that she was going to "pitch" eomewhere near the viliao, aud wer Met to point oat a good .h qahre. +l Jal.F +to ti spirit of 'hssP to-show her a con vis n' m gihem