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PnLISUBD EUVEY SUBDAT MOBNING. REV. A. J. RYAN, nDLTOR-IZ-CIrF. gEw OBLSA. SUNpDAY. JAIUAIT 4. 1574. OUR CIUBa5 A sOs APrpas aSmTr r y mr. TO On ADDIsUs One (n o one 7wr)..............=1. 2 00 S Ool0 ' .................. 1 50 Twenty Copies " ................. 40 00 e orders will receive attention unless .o smpamled by thesash. Age ts r the Star. LousntA. l. IaNAux, Franklio. Tar. DuooGa, Baton Rouge. Maas. J.E. QALz.rauzz. 232 Poetoffice t., Galveston. J. Z. LAErDECRER, Laredo. C. C. Bzvues, Houston. 3. J. O'CoNNxu , Savannah. OfoDoB NE.SoN, Macon, Ga. eusiaurri. MARTnt Busnx, Natcbes. E. F. Owans, Vicksburg. CAIMUDA* OW TEN WEEK. . ......Jan. 4-OetavO of Soly .nnocete. saya.....Ja. 5-Vil of the epiphasy. lisr s...,as. --Of the Octave. Msm'br .. ,,.-i--ofOcao To avoid unnecessary delay, all letters, eommanioations and post-offoe orders aheuld be addressed "dttor Monlrg Star." Our esteemed friend, Mr. C. Cummings, will attend to collection. for the STAR in Jackson, Yiss. OUR IEW TERMS. Let it be distinctly understood that our change of terms, which goes into effect to-day is for the purpose of reducing and does reduce the cost of this paper from $4 00 to $2 60 a year in the city. There are some of our read ers who do not appear to understand this and think that nothing will be gained, while the itoublq of getting the paper will be increased. Ths is a mistake. By making an arrangement with their carrier they can get the paper just ea conveniently as in the past, and a great deal more cheaply. Members of the Hibernian and Catholic Total Abstinence Associations, are referred to aur special notice column on page 5 for notiees of importance to them. We are pleagpd to announce that Mr. John Conroy, well known throughout the Third District as the efficient sexton of St. Petor's church, will, with the assistance of his son attend to the distribution of the STAr in that neighborhood. Well wishers of the STAn are requested to give him their orders. LaCTURea a FATHER GIESEN, C. 88. R.-A eard elsewhere announces that this distin guished clergyman will lecture on Monday evening, January 26th, in St. Alphoneus Hall, in aid of the charities under the care of the i8sters of Mercy. The fame of the Rev. lec turer no less than the great worthiness of the object for which it is to be delivered, will, we are sure, ensure a crowded hail. EwrrsaTauIxMcNT rT mu Ensr CLun. This (Sunday) evening at 7i o'clock, this ex eellent club will give an entertainment at St. Joseph's Hall, Common street, for the benefit of the new church. Tickets 50 cents. The programme selected is one promising much amusement, the leading pisees being "Hit [im, He Has No Friends,"" DJye Know Me Now " and " Look Before You Leap." We are pleased to meet Mr. A. L. Arundell who, after an extensive trip through Texas, in the interests of the popular frm of Messrs. 8. Hlernsheim & Bro., has returned home to spend the bohadys among his friends, looking as youuo-saedsome and happy as ever. ST. VINcErT's FAuR.-Our readers will re member that next Saturday evening, 10th inst., this fair will open in Grunewald Hall, opposite the Jesuit's Church, Baronue street. There are few institutions in this city more deserving of assistance than St. Vincent's Home, whore one hundred poor boys are pro tected from the evils which surround youths of their age and condition in large cities, and we feel assured that every charitable person will make it a point to visit the Hall on at least one evening. As the President of the Rome says, " In saving the boy you save the man." 4We invite attention to the letter from the Nun of Kenmare, announcing the poetpone enent of her lottery, and are requested by her to ask that those who are selling her tickets will not relax their efforts to dispose of the same. Sistor Mary Francis Clare is yet in ex tremely delicate health, and her illnese is in reased by the destitution existing among her poor, so much so that she sagys, "It breaks my heart to see the poverty here and not to be able to help ILt" GooD Nxws.-Mr. P. F. Gogarty, 151 Camp street, at the opening of the new year gives as information which all Catholics should hail with delight. In fututre he will give to his subeescribers that meat excellent Catholio mag aine, the Caetoic Woirld, for $4 25 a year. It is unneoesmary for us to say aught in commenda tion of this magersine-it has long ago sacred lIted itself to the Catholics of the English reding world uas one of the best if not the very best of monthly msgsaines. No Catholic fam. ily s0ald be without it, and we advise all our readers who are not yet subpcrlbers, to call on or address Mr. Gogarty at once. The V1rginlus. Governments, like individuals, cannot prosper permanently by evil courses. If they could t world would triumph over God, -so far as the tribunal of this life's expsrielee is concerued. To be sure, the eye ofaith can look forward even to the future life and witness the triumphs of eternity, but God generally vindicates his authority even to the eye of reason. This is, indeed, almost necessary, as human de pravlty,.utterly careless of a future world, would grow ungovernable in its insolence, were it not for the sense of that temporal retribution which all men fear at the hands of God. The administration at Washington ap pears to enjoy anpxemption from this gene ral apprehension. It goes forward to the ac complishbments of its ends without the least squeamishness as to the means used and without, apparently, the slightest forecast of impending chastisement. The Durell usurpation was a notable instance of this in its time, and the Virgininus affair is a much later one. Mr. Attorney General Williams for rea sons precisely similar, probably, to those which influenced his Louisiana policy, de termined that there should be no war with Spain. Mr. Williams and all his elass of politioians can see no higher a policy than that of proscription towarda the Soath. This is the grand key to all their states manship. . Their party is for them the country, and to maintain their party in power it is necessary to keep the South in a state of ruinous subjection to negro rule. Hence Durell is instructed to establishby fraud a negro government which will be sustained by force, and hence, too, an atro clons wrong, by which American blood was sh6d in torrents must be glossed over and pettifogged away. It was evident to the sharpened instincts of these human jackals that a war of any magnitude would break the shacklesof the South, that their victim would escape from their toils, and that their only opportunity of control and notoriety would be gone for ever. They are a kind of dirty seam that rise to the surface of a cauldron kept boil ing by the insane ares of sectional hatred, and are sure to settle at the bottom when normal conditions are reet6red. So the Administration had no hesitation in playing attorney for the Spanish Gov ernment. Mr. Williams made out a brief for that side of the case and called it an opinion. But granting that according to his view the Virginius was not entitled to American papers; she had them, and it was not for seamen shipping on board of her to enter upon an enquiry into matters which might puzzle abler lawyers than Mr. Wil liams has the reputation, at his own home, of being. So far as the crew of that vessel was concerned, she was an American ship to all intents and purposes. But going farther and admitting, what is clearly impossible, that they all knew her papers to be fraudulent, they were still American citisens, though on board a for eign craft, and entitled to American pro tection. It is folly to say that Spain had pronounced their action to be piracy. Spain has no right to call American citisons pi rates when they are not, and still less right to punish them as such. Such a law is brutal, and its mere enactment ought to be a cases bell without waiting for Its practi cal application to some unhappy victims. The erew of the Virginis were not pirates in fact no law could make them so, and their execution as such was a murder which ought to be avenged by their gov ernment. The blood of those murdered men has called in vain upon their country for ven geance. It did not suit the electioneering views of political hacks to give them jns. tice, and justice was refused. But blood is a very stubborn fact. Like Banquo's ghost, it will not always "down " at the bidding. The Virginias went down be neath discreet waters; suspicions people whisper that it was a very convenient accident; but the ghost of the Virginins will not sleep tranquilly under those wa ters. If the Administration has done wrong, retribution will come. Justice never sleeps, and it cannot be cheated. Sohemes may be well laid, subterfuges may be very plausible and expedient quites ilnge nious; bat Eternal Justice will not be over reached. If the Virglinius has been foully dealt with, she will rie in judgment against all this cunning, and if her crew have been mardered, the roiceless pleading of their blood will not be silenced by the crack of the party whip. A grand vocal and Instrumental concert will bshortly be given for the benefit of the widow and blind daughter of the late Theodore Von Is llache, one of the most accomplished musi clans our city has ever known. While living, Mr. La Hache wee ever ready to devote hisl time and talents to objects of charity, and we hope that this appeal in behalf of his widow and daughter will be generously responded to. The entertainment will be given by some of the leading artiste and amateurs of our city, who will make it well worthy the patronage of the lovers of good music. Nnw Booxs.-We have received from Mr. J. A. Gresham, 90 Camp street, "Study of Soci. ology," by Herbert 8peneer, and " Pot to the Test," by Chamberlin. The Two Legislatures. Ont SBtte is in such a condition of affu ence that it can afford to ran two legisla tures at this time. One of them is said to have been elected by the people, the other by the soldiers. The soldiers always have the best of it when they take a hand in an election. The question arises, what is the use of going through the ceremony of vo ting if the General Government can inter fere and decide the election. The more honest way would be simply to give dir ectly to the President of the United States the right of appointing all State offieers. It appears, however, that the people of this country, in a large number of States, have not yet made up their mind to accept such a doctrine. Therefore it is advisable to keep up appearances for a while longer. There must be the form of an election and a show of legal proceedings in reversing its verdict. Even this is not found to be quite enough to overcome Northern dis satisfaction and a compromise is desirable in the Louisiana case. That is, the Ad ministration is afraid of meeting the plain issue just yet. It Is proposed that the protest filed by the people of Louisiana shall be withdrawn and the contest termidated by seating a certain number of their legislators in the negro legislature. The issue would thus be postpened for a while. The question then is whether the peo ple's government ought to make this con cession. It would be very agreeable to our enemies for it would relieve them of a very uncomfortable job. It might stop the current of popular displeasure now setting so strong against the despotism which rales at Washington. But would it be right in the people of Louisiana to compromise their rights in the very heat of a contest when the sympathies of freemen everywhere are rallying to their assistance ? It is said by many that it would be well to compromise and save something rather than lose all. This would be true enough if that alternative were assuredly presented. If it be quite sure that we must lose in an appeal to the people of the country, a com promise weould be in order. Bat while there is good ground for hope, it would be an unworthy and pusillanimous wBakness to yield. Then again, a compromise would be childish unless the benefit to accrue from it were certain. An idle hope that something good may come of it is not a good consideration for the abandonment of honest rights. The mere pocketing of their pay by members will not be object enough to justify such a humiliating pro ceeding. Let us hope that those who have been chosen to represent the people will keep that end solely ih view and not use their trust as an instrument for private profit. No prosperity can attend repre-. sentative government unless honest men be selected to office, who will actually repre sent the people and not some individual Interest. The Dominican Mission at St. Michasl's Church. Last Sunday the Rev. Fathers Rooney and Turner, Dominioans, commenced a mission at St. Michael's church, Rev. Thomas Heslin, pastor. The attendance so far has been re markably good, and the attention and avidity with which the congregation have listened to the truths of the Gospel as expounded by the Rev. Fathers, show that St. Michael's people are far from being indifferent to the welfare of their souls. To their credit be it said, on New Year's eve and New Year's day, when people are generally disposed to indulge in a joyfulness which is not ovsr conducive to their spiritual good, the people of St. Michael's flocked to the church, to thank God for the blessings of the outgoing year and to seoere His favors for the one that was beginning. The fleeting shadows of profane enjoyment they despised for the substantial benefits of Providence. And there fore it is to be hoped that the mission will be in every sense of the word a success-an occa sion for the sinner to be converted, for the lukewarm to become fervent, for the ordinarily good to advance with renewed courage on the road of virtue-for all to preserve or to recover the friendship of God which if they possess they need fear nothing. The mission will close at 7 .o'clock this Sun day evening with the Papal Benediction, to which, our readers should remember, there is plenary indulgence attached. This, we under stand, will be the last mission by these Fathers for some time, as their oonstant labors for the past four months render repose absolutely necessary. They will therefore retire to their convent in Lonuirville, immediately after this mission. DIocus or RIcamoNaD.-Last week Mr. Ben jamin Keiley, the younger brother of Mayor A. M. Keiley, of Richmood, President of the Irish Catholic Benevolent Union of America, was raised to the Holy Order of Priesthood by Bishop Becker, of Wilmington, Delaware. Though ordained in Richmond, his field of labor will be in the diocese of Wilmington. Mr. Keiley is a native of Petersburg, where his family was well known for its great hospitality to Louisiana soldiers during the war. He is a young man of rare talent and energy, and during the past four years has studied at the American College in Rome with great suocess. Last Sunday the Diocese of Richmond was dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Bishop Gihbons, who said Pontiical High ]ess. The sermon wa preached by Bishop Gross of Savannah. The public printing now costs the United States$2,000,000 annually. Before the war it footed up only $150,000. The Canal. The Windom Committee has finished its investigation and departed for Wabshlg ton. Rumors prevail that its coudlusoen are favorable tq:;he prqjected canal at Fort St. Philip, and that ceusequenty the prospects of that enterprise are favoerable. General Beauregard testified that cheap ness of transportation was in favor of large ships and that several very conelderable advantages would result from the work as a means of coast defence. We think that the greatly increased sine of the ships which would visit our port would not by any means be the only cause of cheap transportation as resulting from the canal. Even if the canal should afford but seventeen feet of water or, say, one foot less that is frequently found on the bar, it would greatly reduce the rate of tonnage from this port. The great cause of high prices is the uncertaint1 of getting over the bar at all. A ship drawing only as much water as another which has just crossed is not at all sure of having the same luck. She may strike on a new mud lump, or get a little out of the channel or be inten tionally grounded for the purpose of giv nlog some tug boat a good job. After losing a months' time and spending a couple of thousand dollars extra, she gets off with the captain in a bad humor, and carrying away a very poor reputation for the port. This element of uncertainty makes shbipping un willing to come here and adds a heavy per centage to the rates that would ptherwise be considered ample. Bat a canal with a fixed and unchang able depth of water would remove the whole element of uncertainty, and prevent the charges that are made on account of it. Besides that, towage charges would be reduced about half or probably more. Thus freights to and from this port would be greatly diminished by such a canal even though affording somewhat less water than is occasionally found on the bar. When to this we add the consideration that ships drawing twenty four or five feet could be employed in our commerce, it is evident that rates would be materially lessened. This would be of great advantage to our port and would therefore raise a violent opposition to the seheme on the part of rival ports, but it would alse be of great benefit to the whole Mississippi valley and can therefore count on active support from the Western States. When we tee the project endorsed by Congress and the bill actually signed by General Grant we shall begin to think the war at an end. Blessing of an Engine in Algiers. New Year's day was celebrated in Algiers with unusual pomp. A most interesting cere mony enliven ed its peaceful streets and every where smiling faces gave testimony of the interest the people took in the event. The occasion of all this jubilation was the blessing of a new engine and a splendid horse, both belonging to Brooklyn Fire Company No. 2. A large procession consisting of the members of the four Algerine fire companies, headed by a brass band, marched to the residence of the Marist Fathers and invited them to perform the ceremony. The Very Rev. Father Bellan ger kindly accepting the invitation, all at once repaired to the engine house where, in a few eloquent words, Mr. J. Riley presented the hore and edgine to the Rev. Father through his ministry to receive the blessing of God. lbefore prodeeding with the blessing Father Bellanger addressed the members of th asso elation, thanking them for the honor shown him and commending them for their wisdom in asking the blestsings of Almighty Gbd in their noble, self.acrifloing efforts. Bia ad dress was received with enthuslasm,and im mediately on its conolusion he proceeded with the ceremonies usual on sunoch occasions. The epgine received the name "Odilie Brodtmann," its sponsors being our popular and respected citizen, Mr. Pojel and his spouse. The horse was named " Willie B," and had for its spon sors the two beautiful children of Mr. W. Brodtmann after whom the horse was named. The festivities of the day were closed with a splendid dinner for the excellence of which the Committee is entitled to great credit. In Chicago there are about 100,000 Germans not including 8oandinavians and Hollanders. To provide for the spiritual wants of these Germans the Protestants have thirty ministers and thirty-one ehurches, with a total member ship of 7,400. The Roman Catholics have thirty-aix priests, eight German Catholie churches, and ten thousand church members The attendance on Protestant services is about fourteen thousand and on the Catholio ffteen thousaund.-CMiogo lbsme. IPPsa Crrr R&nxuow.-The committees of this company and the City Conncil met on Wednesday last and proceeded to survey the proposed route. Some animportant hobanges were suggested, and it is probable that at an early the right of way will be granted. This will be good news to ouafriends In the Fourth District who are anxious that theroad shall be built as soon as possible. 6000 SAIrLa COPIES FREE.-A one cent postal card, inscribed with your name and ad dress, and directed to " Rev. William Byrne, BoYston, Mass.," will bring you a sample copy of the Catholic young folk's monthly, entitled h7e Yeung Crusader. Mgr. Persico, late Bishop of Savannah, has accepted the Pastoral charge of the Church of St. Colomban, Sillery, Diocese of Quebec, made a vacsoant by the death of Rev. P. H. Harkin, Monuseignenr will be ass ted by Rev. M. Gan thier, as his Vicar. Literary andDramatie antertainamet at . Peter sad Paul obehel, Third Districe It is a real pleasure, though a scarce one now4a-l's, to attend a school exhibition at which there are not some of those "old-but good" reeitations, or essays whose subject. matter has been pilfered from histodries and biographies. We always feel grateful to thse who, disregarding the stereotyped pinees, give us something new, instruootive and, at the same time, praiseworthy. We have so often met " Horatios at the Bridge," we are deter mined the next time we find him there, to swamp him. We have seen "Brutes and Csssius" quarrel until we have wished they would come to the fate of the two Kilkenny Cats! Then blame us not, if we have got heartily tired of it. And wonder not either, that, when we come across a meritorious ex eeption, we favorably notice it. The entertainment at St. Peter's School, which took place on the 20th and 27th nit., was all we could ask for,-short, amusing and novel. In the first place, there was a splendid overture by the "Hibernia Cornet Band," which played a Potpourri commendable for the sweetness of its selections. Then came a sensible " Opening Address" by Master John Fannin, followed by a recitation, "The World is what we make it," delivered with grace and ease by Master Jno. Fitzpatrick. After whieh "The Standard of Taste," an essay of the elegant style, was read by its author, Master Martin Hoey dhan whom but few boys of his age have a more distinct articulation. In order, were "A Little Piece," spoken by a very small child, Dennis Fitegerald, and an elaborate essay on "Oratory " oomposed and read by Master Dan'1 O'Connell, who, the teaohers say, possesses unusual talents. Master Wm. Bell was so happy in his deliv ery of a beautiful recitation, that the audience testified their approval with floral gifts. This boy is a relative of Miss O'Brien, the talented and accomplished first assistant of the school. A most laughable dialogue was gone through by Masters Duggan and Harris, who kept up a continual roar among the people. But for grace of gesture, sweetness of expression and general excellence of delivery, commend to us a little fellow named Johnnie Sedgwick who spoke a piece entitled "To-Morrow." He hbay ing finished, a capital burlesque of a school was put on, in which Masters Hoey, O'Connell,. Garry and Sedgwiek, with a number of others, acquitted themselves creditably. After several marches, well played by the band, a farce, "The Wandering Minstrel," was interpreted with an adherence to detail, position and stage business, that would have pat to shame many older amateurs. The acting of Master Edward I Donnelly, who was oast for the role, was so true in its manner and humorous in its ns turalness, that he can be justly proud of it. That rather diMonlt character-an coeentrie old man-requires great skill and certain mimic power to invest it with interest. But Master Gee. Lewis proved himself equal to it. Master James Nolan delighted all with his representation of a negro -ooachmai. Master Feeny, who has a sweet-voice, sang two beau tiful melodies. In " Hard Case," a dialogue, Master Joe. Comford gave evidence of excel lent mimicry. From occasional looks at the audience, we saw they were highiy interested and correspondingly amused. That was the best criterion. The Third District is happy in 'he possession of snch a school; and its people should stop at nothing in assisting it to so complish its mission than which there is none holier,-the education of Catholic youth. Nuw CADrxasrA.-Telegrams State-and we have received no contradietion of the state ment, says the London 2hblet-that on the 2hnd a Consistory will be held, at which several Cardinals are to be created. There is some discrepaney between the lists of names, but all acooants agree that Mar. Chidi-who is to remain at Parl sq Pro-1(analo, for a dasrdinal oannot be a Nunoio-Mgr. Faloinelli, Nunnio at Vienna; Mgr. Oreglia di Santo Stefano, uanelo at Lisbon; Mgr. Franchi, formerly Nuneio at Madrid; pad the Arch bishop of Paris, are to receive hate. Some aocounts add the Archbishop of Cambrai-a very probable appointment-and the Bishop of Yalencia in Spain, and the other names men tioned are Mgrs. Gianelll, Pacca, and Marti nelli, the Archbishop of Salzbnrg, the Primate of Hungary, the Patriarch of Lisbon, and F. Tarquini, 8. J. Further consistency is given to the report by the announcement that a Ball bas been published abrogating the ordinary ceremonial in use at the creation of Cardinals. It is further stated that the foreign Cardinals now to be created are selected directly by the Holy See, and not on the recommendation of their respective Governments. The Albany Reflector says : Rev James Lynhob of this city, is now in Mobile, Ala., where he intends to remain dur Ing the winter. Writing home to his friends he says that the weather south is very fine, being75 degrees in the shade. The oramge trees are In fall bloeom, and the strawberries are luosios. The many friends of this werthy andhighly respted young Prlest will be gratied to hear of him improved health. A discussion in the National Convention of Friends, the other day, would seem toindicate that even the Quakers are beginning to yield to the "spirit of the age. One speaker ad vised that "the question of dress should be one simply of utility and convenience; and I said, moreover, that "' the practice of weariong the hat in meeting, which so long prevailed r was remarkable ebieflv for being a stupid vio lation of sanitary law " It is stated that the word panic arose odof the battle of Marathon. In that lmmattal fight a mere bandful of Greeks encountered an infinite host of Persians and put them to utter rent. How did they do it? The Per- d slas were asmnitten by the god Pan with a sad- e den causeless and extreme fright. They lost ti their wits; and that state of things took its name from the god who produced it. e The Daiy~ ews tells of a man who "attempt ed to commit suicide, and died from his self inflicted injuries a feo hours afterwards." If d suchnb wss the melancholy result of a mere at. ti tempt, we are curious to know what extraor dinary ill could have befallea him had his effortbeen crowned with complete success.- ni -lqcro. m it LUT n IfOEMAVuLDIG, MIs. ., Dec. 27th. a To tde Zaiter ortl 4I l ar it Christinas was eldbrated withduesolemnity t- In dhr afty,;thnn Id the seal of Father Vile. I. At asddiith we' had ia d High Mass fol d lowed imabdlately by a low Mass o thane eI giving, aidat 9) . a. aether'ligh Ma1 On 'e Friday we iba' at St. Joseph's Chapd, a e "CIhristmas Tree-" for the amusement of the n children, the money collected being intended r- for the orphaln. In the decoration of the 0 church ather Vigule was assisted by the A young ladies and gentlemen of the congrega. 7 tion, and we must say they displayed excellent y taste in their labors for St. Michael's was n-. ýt surpassingly beautiful. At the midnight Maes, r, as also at that of 93, a large congregation was - in attendance. The musio was beautiful, being rendered by a first class choir of ama I, tears. Father Vigiale preahobed an eloquent sermon suitable to the ocoasion, and in chaste d and elegant language brought vividly to view d those scenes of 1873 years ago, incomprehensi " ble to human reason but plain to the eyes of e faith, deftly drawing therefrom the duties a whiqh devolve upon us at Christmas. There n were also, I am happily to state, a large num a ber of communicants at the Masses. d The exhibition of the " Y-mas Tree" netted r $10, quite a handsome anm considering the ,f comparatively small number of Catholics in our town. A CATmozi. LisbW' yROM RONOV. a Hovus, L.., December 19, 1873. a Uie Merat Lag Star: d The midnight mass was this year eelebrted e with unusual solemnity. The weather being delightful, although a little cold. faillitated , the attendance of many who would otherwise have been unable to attend. The members of is the "Houma Philharmonic Association" lent a their aid-both at the midnight and other . Christmas masses. The young gentlemen de h serve, indeed, the praises of our community p for their successful efforts in organizing a ir musical association, which, we have no doubt, d will ore long vie with those of our sister towns o The sugar made this year in our parish, falls o to about one-third of what experienced plan r. ters anticipated. The canes planted this year, I for the year coming, are in an encouraging 1, condition. Respectfully, c. a. M We are, as a people, slowly learning some important truths. The one thing we , now most need tolearn, and fully realize, d is that we are living at too extravagant a e rate. In the last decade we we have spent treasures of money for naught. Our out lays bave been simply enormous, where they shbold have been little or nothing. With money at easy command, it has been I- frittered away reeklessly. Now that the t. muchb desired article is soarce, it is well to io stop and consider. n The standard of public taste, in relation to those things which are brought and made neo of, is too high. In all our large t cities this is plainly apparent. The cost of is living is beyond all proportion to the or wherewithal enjoyed. There are compara a. tively few incomes which can for any length of time stand such a tar. There is really not so much wonder that men fail in business, as that very many do not. Fashionable ie families drain even substantial firms of a id great share of their profits, year by year. ie Popular extravagance is not confined to in family expenditure, alarming as it is there, and direful as is its results. The business man himself lives on a place too high; he ° conducts his business on the high-pressure ie principle too mach. Yachts and fast horses are his personal follies, villas at Newport, and suites of rooms at Saratoga. He pays re two or three per cent a month for capital. . By-and-bye there's a crash. Yachts and villas are sold; and high-pressure princi e ple has proven a false one. Enormous rates of -interest are nothing is but extravagance. Legitimate business s, will not warrant them. They breed fail o res. The makinP of railroads where railroads Atre not needed is only extrava gsnoe of speeulation. Indeed, one eah searcely name the many extravagances we ; indulge in here in America, so numerous i, are they, and so diversified in character. i. Every sort of ambiion, we manifest is e manifested extravagantly. Thede mitSt be a change. People most come down to plainer living. They must 'f do business on a surer basis. Financial 1- panics are the logical result of our present I- social and business modes. They will e come oftener in the future, unless a change be brought about. Taxes are burdensome, and must be met. Bonds are heavy, and must be paid. Individuals may suspend, I1 or repudiate, but the-nation can do neither. y The people make up the nation. They ,. must preserve the nation's honor. To do s this they must retrench, and come down to more sensible ways. Fashion must not hold absolute sway. Mere idle tastes must not be pampered and fed. From being radically foolish in many respects, we must become conservatively wise. A revolation in popular sentiment may not be wrought at once, bu t is sure to follow Sthe present condition of society, else there is no logie, and common sense has died out atterly.-B-ostoa O(vltietor. "Archbishop Whately," saysthe Slbter r rday Bevie "used to hold that there was one bcharacteristio destinetion between men and women. When men, he said, were I spoken of dlsparaginrsgl as a whole, thy were apt to eoinei de; bet, when any pa -rt onlar man was attacked, they usually stood up for him, and did their best to show that he was not such a bad sort of fellow, after all. On the other hand-this was Whately's theory, and we accept no responsibility for it-women were extreme ly sensitive as to the general character of their sex, while quite ready to join in cut ting up the sisterhood in detail." A poetical writer has said that some men move through life as a band of musico moves down the street-flinging out pleasure on every side through the air, to every one, that can listen. Some men fill the sir with their strength and sweetness, as the orchards in October days All the air with the ripe fruit. Some women cling to their houses like the honey-suckle over the door; yet, like it, fill all the region with the subtle fragrnce of their goodness. " What Is .our ne little irl' '"n aie." "Minnie what c " ini mamma calls me."