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erning Star and Catholic Messenger.
naW ORLIAWl, SUDAY, MAY 3. 174.
May Thoughts.
The opening of this month, the loveliest in
the year, naturally brings to mind the many
beautifal inspirations to which the Blessed
Virgin has given form and being. And here
at the threshold of our meditations, we pause
to wonder and ask why the sublime prophecy
written upon the pages of St. Luke, " All
generations shall call aee Bleased,:' is a mean
inglesa phrase and an unfulfilled prediction to
all except the devout Catholic. lie alone calls
her Blessed; and on his lips the lofty words
of prophecy become the simple applellation of
dial love, the familiar utterance of holy faith.
All through the Christian world, this season
La dedicated to the praises of the sinless mo
ter of our Lord-and we ask the scoffer or
ano-Catholic, in what other name could this
aoaoth e,o aeora appropriately consecrated.
'ind a woman in ancienlt or modern history
aoon noble, more excellent, more endowed
with grace or wisdom than the Virgin Mary
and we will re-dedicate this month to her.
More noble ? We need but recall the Scrip
tural words, recording that she " stood by the
roes of Jesus," to understand the strong,
enduring soul of her whose heart was
pierced by a sword of sorrow. Was it a moth
es's. place to stand beside such a scene-to
witness all those fearful tortures-to witness
the three hours' agony-to wait until the end I
6Sh was " full of grace." The bright angel
sent by God announced this truth to man, and
shall one of us dare then Iv dispute it I
Her wisdom, her intellectual attainments are
wenderfully unfolded to us in the mysterious
yet sublime canticle which burst from her lips
upon hearing the holy Elizabeth address her
as " tle mother of any Lord !" Who can read
the inspired words withent being tilled with
love and veneration for one so highly gifted.
Strange folly and bitterness of this century
which seeks to thrust, not only into oblivion,
but almost into disgrace, tile Woman of the
primeval prophecy, whose seed was to crush
the serpent's head; the Virgin predestined
from all eternity to be the maaother of the Re
deemer -and the intelligent usinds of to-day
look on and give no sign, as though ashamed
of her of whom Dante wrote:
Oh, Virgin Mother--daughter of thy Son I
Created beings al in blowliness
tiurpasilag, as in height above them all,
Ennobler of thy natuare "
Whom Chaucer called in his quaint old Eng
libsh :
" Thou well of mercy e!lful soule'e curoe
And of whom Woodsworth so sweetly sang:
" Woman!: above all welllel, glhnitled'
(Olr tsaitkt. nature's solitary ,oast,
Purer than foam on central ocean test
And Shelly :
'Sweet Benedlirction in the eternal curse.
VWiled glory bo this i ,lteas unive,,, !
Theu namoon tyandl the clouds Thou living form
Amaong thIe dead! T'hou star above the star,:.'
And even IBrowning saw with poet ce3s:
• - a vision in the heat t of each
Or justic,-, maecVl. widoal, laade netsa
T"1o wrong and iaia,s andt kte ledge lof ttti,, nre ,
Anal thcos eaaholadIed ie, sw,,wosan fo,,io
That aIs.tr tc. lli t them pur,, a, tirct reca-ia ed
Fom (itlod abao hera, to mankindl below.,
This last line though written by a Protest
ant, a Free-thinker, in thel true Catholic teach
ing--God indleced above her, since she is ilis
creature, but all mankind is below, because
God has seen fit so to raise her.
If we turn to those artists whosUe pe:lils
owe their insliratlion to the Virgin DMary, we
fad the moust rnwned devoted to hergluoies, a
her sorrows .,r helr jays.
Murillo painted tOwenty-live pictures on the t
Immaculate Conceplition, each one varying '
Raom the othlera, .and yet all glowing with the
sublime beauty of ILis untfathonlable mastcry a
of God. In regard to the doctrineo inculcated c
by this beantil'ul subjll ct, we qatote the wordsA
of bMrs. Jameson, a shilcerat ProteCbant, wa hota
looked uponl thu l 'ith ,of Chtiast lonly with aun
artist's eye, asid yet wvho)e reasbni;g is won o
derfully clear and tcorrect :
"Fromu the time that the lhcresy of Ne.at
nias had been ctndetmnled, and that the dig- C
nit~ . re Virgin as Mother of the Divinity r
had be ,mu a- point of doctine, it was tnot t
notagh to advocate her excellilng virtue andl 1
stainless purity us a moere humtan being. It t
was contended that having been predestined d
from the beginning as the Woman through a
whom the divine nature was made manifest on t
earth, she munt be ptresumed to be exempt I
from all sin, even front that original taint in- °
herited from Adam. It was argued that (God
lad never sutffered Ilsia earthly temple to be I
profaned; had eveu, promutlgatedt in person, a
severe ordinances to preserve its sanuctuary
iaviolate. flow much more to Ilian was that v
temple, that tab,rnac,,l built bly fil, human r
hands, in which lie land condescend d lto dwell !v
Mothing w.si imlposible to God; it lay,
therefore, in Ili l ower to calluse Ils Mother to it
conme absolutely pure and inmmaculate into the
waorld: etllcll anla (ea:ra-a--t wsarshi lper o(f the
Virgian douaI.:t 1,-1 a tn:ral-,'l thnata Gr onU so 1
favored it unll not iii dIaen t Sutchl i-as the
reaaoaing -f autr forefatteat; aud thie Irea.
aces giahnatal, w iho ba hall call it illogiral or
Tia is wv adlerful staitintg faar oe llsha dida
not hbc-,,-,e a Catholic; but wa mtust daltar t
from tli,, :.t ,,uted lady who wa-s still capable
of ial:lga.l, ,lat Ctatholics worshpped l the
Virgin, l .at' ttbu-ld to her noaea tlaan an itn
tereeSsosry i..ar.a-tT-r. True that character ia ai
most Io-Wsr1h1, v-lce el, was the Mother of h
her Lord-aaud i. ,,,at Ilis first miracle per-. fa
formed it obadi-ence to hlir request Site was
the S1io.Ce ,f the hily Siitt. Do1 we tnot read
in the lte" SetaItatulri. " 'lloe Holy Ghlost shall
eoae tapon a, hee; arild the Ioaer of the Most tl
Lligh bhall ove-rshaduow thce; and therefore the
Holy vlwhich hall be born of theq, shall be
called the Saa of God "
She as thle predestined daughter of the
Eternal V.aler, foretold by Ilita and promulised
as the gre:at litpo of our exiled parents, Adama
and Eve, in the garden of Eden.
ies she not then the highest among oanrtale,
the noblest amoing created beiugs, the most
rollent among the children of men t And
yet what Catholic, however pour and unlet
aLred he may be-ever bestows upon her the el
attributes of God or pretends that she is di
But who will deny that it is a base, ignoble
spirit which would belittle one so highly
favored by God, so honored and loved by men.
The master-piece of art-Raphael's crown of
fame--owes its marvellous inspiration to this
ideal of all grace, purity and perfection. The
Madonna di San Sisto,now in the Dresden Gal
lery, has been described by a hundred pens, and
though we have seeon it only in print, yet we
can read it as all exquisite poem-telling us of
a soul no pure that God's image was never
sullied on its surface, of a heart so loving that
the God of love laid himself upon it as on an
altar; of a mind so clear, so heavenly, that
piercing the centuries yet unborn, it claimed
the homage of all who should call her Blessed!
In the days of Faith and heroic deeds, the
title of "Our Lady" calme first into use, for
she was then the lady of all hearts-and the
hearts most devoted to her service were those
that were filled with the noblest impulses of
manhood. Certainly our age is not famous for
chivalry, for now this title is rejected, and a
snt er is the only greeting accorded to her name
or bestowed upon the ceremonies in her honor.
And yet we of the Nineteenth Century call
ourselves generous, chivalrous, honorable and
enlightened! And even boast of our inditfer
once to the peerless lady, whom the Christian
world honored for fifteen hundred years as the
glorious type of all that is high, holy and
beautiful in womnanhoe I!
Then every artist laid his inspirations at her
feet, every poet breathed his aspirations at her
shrine. Even theuseful arts paid her homage,
for it will be interesting to remember that the
earliest impression taken from an engraved
metal-plate is a Coronation of the Virgin, exe
cuted by Maso Finiguerra, who lived at Flor
once in 1434.
But our theme is inexhaustible, andi thrse
are only random thoughts suggested by "Lady
Day "-as the first of May was called by Cath
olic England in the olden, merry times-and we
propose on some future occasion to speak of
this incomparable Virgin in relation to Art
alone. As the inspiration of all that is beau
tiful, -e miglit speak forever-now fields
would continually open before us--for even
now we recall how this broad land of ours is
studded with her varied titles, even as the
heavens are studded with the stars of light.
lHer name was on the bark which bore Colum
bus across the waters, and we find it hbining
upon river, lake, cape and plain front one end
of America to the other, until we are compelled
to conclude, that
frotple pole ullo polel, anud frm ocean to ec.an,
\Wherever the cross.-guded tliravelr has trod,
The pencil of Faith)t. il tht, hand of i)evotit,,
Htas engravern the VNan of the Mother of .;d '
Cure of a Cancer by the Water Lourdes
[Front New York Freeman's Journal.l
The following is a very simple narrative,
not telling nearly all that was wonderful
about the cure of an exasperated cancer on
the cheek of a lady residing; in Madison county,
New York. The writer of the letter will be
recognized as the author of " Agnes Hilton,"
and beveral other excellent and interesting
tales. The letter was written at our request,
so we think it is right fir those who have re
ceived great favors from Our Lady of Lourdee,
to tmake theu public:
S'rocaIltlD;un, N. Y. April 9, 1074.
I.1. A. AM Master, Es,l,:
Ilcur .ir-The blessed water of Lourdes, s
that you in your kinduces and charity sent
me, has perfectly cured mty dear naunt's cheek.
Some tell or twelve years ago a spot made its
appearance on tier left cheek near tile ear
about as large as a ipenny; it was brown int
color, and somewhat rough to the feeling. We d
thought it simully an erysiveilas ffection, anld
were not all alarlned. At length it Ibegan to h
sting, itch and bleedt; but still we were not ti
alarned, used simples, and thought nothing c,
of it. In the fall of 2172 it burst out from the
cheek, and stood liko a ripe cherry on the sur
rat-. The darting paints now became very
Irequent and very severe, every little while it
iledt very freely, and rapidly increased in size. A
be were thorouIghly alarmed, and we Irevailed
on auntt to allow us to call in a phy sician. As C
al ableh and experienced p1hysician, we chobe v
)r. MJlre. On seeing it, he at once plronounced t
it a canlcer, and hidvibd us tso take aunllt to the
cancer ph3ysician, I)r. Kingsley, t.f tRome. OUn I
rellection, lie told my father that he did not g
think that it would do any good to take her F
to Kingsley. She was so weak that ate would
hardly live through the operation, and besides It
the cancer was so far advanced that he doubt- a
ed if the cancer physician would attempt to
do anything for her. I do not believe any of
our neighbors thought she would live until '
the warm weather came. s
Such was her case when in February, 1i73, t
I received through your charity and kindness
a package ef the blessed water of Lourdes.
We sent for our pastor, Father Fennelly, of t
Oneida. Aunt went to confession, received
Holy Communion, and his consecrated hand
appited the blessed water to her poor cheek.
Ve did not perceive any immediate amend- s
oent, but like ourselves, our kind old pastor
was sile it would cure her. That night she
rested the whole night through without once
waking. This was in itself a blessed favor as
for weeks she hardly got any sleep.
The next morning when.l dropped in, I found c
it less intlanted, and several mornings after
nre h,alf gone, just as if it had been cut in two.
Ie rest, to teach us patience and pereover
hee, was more gradual ill going; it was, in
act, several ilonths before at all disappeared.
iuring this sitle we continuedt our Novenas C
to ouir dtear llleased Ladty, nttd the daily use of 1
Ihe blesseld water. It is ,toi atll Iotes, anld hny f
lntes ch)tck Itl,.tl sly cued. Whent the ibhyst
eltan htcard front lathter of thle cure, he said that
it was certainly very sunrpising, he surely ldid
iti think it posaible, antd he finally adlded
Ilthat it really did alppear to be miraculous. -
)our Ieighbors would klic to sneer andl doubt
bit in the face of so remarkable a cure they
are lunable to do it, and so they speak ,of the
w onderfui eflect of faith and the itind on the
,ody, forgetting t(hat if my aunt's faith bad
been put in doctrcutors and medicines, it would
bavoe availed her nothing. But because her i
faith was fixerd on the promises of Christ to
lis Church, anti the teachinllgs and doctrines p
of that Church, it bore rich and blessed fruit,
ber cheek was cured.
Miraoles have never ceased in the Church;
they abound toeday as they did in the first
ages, and reflembering the bequest made by
Dbriat on the Cross to St. John, and in him to
ll His followers, we look to Mlary, and in her I
we behold our mnother, who, as Bt. Bernard It
taye, is always glad to do for her children.
L'raise be to God for giving us such a kind
With great estoenm, I am very respectfully ,
foars, MARY MUorMAN.
We take pleasure in calling attention to the a
remoral of the Great Chlas sad Japan Tea Warehouse I
to o. 170 Canal street, opposite Varelee Theatrs. b
Dur reders who wish gooeed ad pare tea will 4o well to
all at this *tsbllfsheak
5,^·~t LZ:. ·_~_ I _ 1~~~~l:rY~~·~Y ji
1- The Catholle RBev w, of New York and
Brooklyn publishes the following interest
le ing items of Foreign news :
y We regret to announce the death of one
I of the most distinguished priests of Ire
f land. Father James Maher of Carlow,
is uncle of his Eminence Cardinal Cullen,
e Archbishop of Dublin. Father Maher was
a splendid type of an Irish priest of the
school of J. K. L., his illustrious friend
and Bishop, and for a long period he ex
S rcised throughout South Eastern Leinster,
if especially Carlow a most beneficial inflo
r once. His obsequies were Attended by his
t kinsmen Cardinal Cullen and Bishop Moran
n of Ossory and by Bishop Walslie, Bishop
t Lynch and the leading clergy and laity of
his section.
1 The Archbishop of Algeria has hit upon
an original but very effective way of es
e tablishing Catholic colonies in Africa. lie
r causes the abandoned Arab children to be
e educated in the faith and when they are
old enoug'h they are married and gifts
eof core, cattle and farming implements
f given to them. With these, some dozen
r young couples go out into a fertile spot
and build themselves a village and church
which is served by a missioniary and in
that town a flourishing colony of Chi istians
is formed. The majority of these flourish
ing communities have been established in
1 the Kabylle, a very beantiful and fertile
- part of Algeria.
The Parisian young ladies of the Society
of the Enfolts de Marie performed a pil
grimage to the Cathedral of Notre Dame
on March 25. The Archbishop presided.
Several thousand young girls were present,
r and the line of carriages bringing them,
r stretched over a mile. Each pilgrim was
robed in white, and held a torch in her
hand. Every rank of society was repre
sented from the grande dame to the poorest
of the poor. The Count and Countess of
Paris were in the Church, as were also the
daughters of their R. II. the Dukes d' Au
male and Chartres, and the Duchesses do
Chevreusoe, de Luynes and Dudeauville.
The Duchesse do Chevreuse and Marquise
de Mliramont organized this beautiful de
monstration of the maidens of Paris. The -
Rev. Father Geromet, O. S. D., preached.
The scene in the interior of the Cathedral
was very beautiful. By three o'clck, the
approaches to the Church were almost im
pa.sable, and at four, there was a perfect
crush, even the quays were thronged. At
Bordeaux, a similar demonstration took
place, and 5,000 women walked in the pro
cession, and at Orleans, Mgr. Dupanloup,
presided over another like ceremony.
Is AUGUSTA.-At the invitation of the Catholic
Bishop of this diocese, the Jesuit Fathers who
were on a visit to this city last February de
termined to establish themselves permanently
in Augusta. Rev. Father Theobold Butler, S.
J., therefore purchased from Mr. Charles A.
Rowland, for the sum, of $10,00 , the valuable
property on the northwest corner of Ellis and
cKinne streets. The city was divided into
two parishes, and that west of Cumming
street assigned to the charge of the Jesuit
Fathers. During the recent visit of Bishop
Gross the new parish was consecrated as the I
Sacred lHeart of Jesus. A few days ago Fath- t
ers Theobold W. But.ler and James lleidenkatup
and Brother Albeit, of the Society of Jesus, t
took formal posssession of the property alluded
to above, and services are now regularly held
in the two last rooms, first story of the build
ing, which have been converted into a shipel.
The lot fronts 240 on Ellis street, and extends
through to Greene. The building is two and t
a half stories high, and contains ten roonms.
The Chapel of tV4, Sacred Heart is capable of e
seating one hundred and thirty personls. The
first mass in the chapel was celebrated at six b
o'clock Thurday morning and the other at
seven. The chapel was crowded with wor- n
shippers at both masses. Plans are now being
perfected for a new building to be used as a
church and school house. It will be of brick.
ninety-six feet long and forty-eight wide, and
two stories in height. The first story will be 1
devoted to school p>lrposes, while the church c
will be in the secondu The building will be of
brick, and will cast between ten and fifteen
thousand dollars. Its construction will be
commenced about the first of Juno next.-Au
austa Chronicle, April 20.
T'iH VAttCAN.--(. Saturday the 4th of
April, His HIoliuess received in audience the I
Catholic strangers at present in Rome. The
visitors on this occasion amounted to nearly
two thousand. All Nationalities wore repre- c
sented. The address was read by the Land
grave Furstenberg, an Austrian. It was in
French The Pope responded in Italian, in his
Ihappiest style. lIe said the sentiments of the
address were the echo of the sentiments ex
pressed by Catholics in every part of the 1
world. The services of the Church at this I
season faithfully reflected the suffering condi
tion of the Faith under present persecution.
lie desired those present to take comfort from 1
the functions of Easter. The darkness which 1
overspread the earth at the consummation of I
the Redeemer's sacrifice, the afflictions and 1
scourges which visited man, eftected the con
version of men who had refused to yield to the
presence of Jesus and the miracles wrought by
Him in the sight of multitudes. From the I
date of Christ's death trouble and distress be
came the means of spreading Christianity.
And so now in persecution and calamity God
was working out the salvation of souls. The
Itely Father's voice was dostinctly heard in
every part of the noble hall of Consistory, and
he appearedI to feel little the worse for his
fatigue in performring the Easter scericcs. Six
cardinnals were in attendance.
rCOIMP.5 -In another solumn willbe found a ead from
(hise well known gentlemen, announcing their readinoss s
to attend to all business that may be entrusted to them.
For many years they have been connected, in in .
ential positions, with oar leadinlg actten firms, andi for
some time previous to the date of its dissolution
they were both partners in the firm of C. E. Giirardey i
& Co. They have in their possession all the books, a
plans and records of C(. E.i Girardey & Co. and most of
the records of the slato Mejoer Beard. With their large
expel ience and the high reputation they habnve won in (
this community for slinglenes of purpose in attending
to the interests of their patrons. sterling integrity and
promnptitutde, they will. no doubt, attract and retain a
large share ei the business now belog done in their
The card of Dr. James Porter will be found a
on our Afifth page. Duringthe lastyear and the present a
season Dr. Porter treated hundreds of ear citlsens,
effecting many astonishing cures. The names of some
of his patlents are given in his card, and they can be a
referred to at their residences or places of business, o
while the names of many more, who have been cured a
by him, esan be Ismrnished by the Doctor. The afilicted I
who wish to consult him are requested to call at his i
parier,, ea 1? 5I. ChaM street. .
id I0I3!T @t AOUO IINuWTBeslW.
The Catholics of Rochester, New York,
Io are certainly deserving of the highest
e- praise for their labors in the cause of Ca
r, tholic Education. The statistics of their
o, schools, in ahich Catholic children are
is educated as the Church commands nnder
e pain of grievous sin, proclaim the full
Id and entire obedience of the people on this
- most importance doctrine of religious ed
r, ucation to their bishop and clergy. While
- the Common schools of that city number
s 5,697 pupils, the parochial schools of the
un Catholic Church are educating 5,322-the
P difference being only 375 in favor of schools
that receive the support of the State. The
Catholics of no city in the country, not
even in Cincinnati, where the Catholic
s schools count nearly t-ighteen thousand
e pupils, do porportionately as well. The
1e best and most lasting service we can do to
e Catholic faith is to rival, the example
g which Rochester has given us. It forcibly
teachers to the Catholic parents of this
n nation, that the highest treason they com
mt it against God and the greatest injury
they can inflict upon their children is to
" send them to places of godless instruction.
e Catholics elsewhere should take that lesson
to heart and put it to so faithful practice,
n that Catholic children should know no
e other schools than those that are blessed
by the hand of the Catholic religion -
Y Cincinnati Telegraph.
, On Sunday, April 26th, the Feast of the
Patronage of St. Joseph, the corner-stone
a of the new chapel of the house of the Little
r Sisters of the Poor, on John street, will be
- laid. The foundation of the chapel has
t already been built, and it is expected that
f in a few months the entire edifice will be
3 completed. An imposing Catholic demon
- stration will take place on the occasion of
Slaying the corner-stone; a procession,
composed of the Catholic beneficial socie
a ties, under the chief marshalship of John T.
Piquett, will form one of the chief attrac
] tions of the secular demonstration.
The first resident Mother of the Little
I Sisters in Baltimore was Sister Mary
t Fannie, a lady of a noble and distinguished
French family, whose early youth was
spent at the court of Napoleon III., where
she was celebrated for her beauty and ac
complishments. Though very young, she
possessed great administrative ability.
Having proved herself so successful in the
management of the house in Baltimore, she
was selected to establish otter houses
elsewhere throughout the United States.
As soon as the chapel is completed, it is
the intention to erect another wing exactly
corresponding to the present building, so
that the chapel will be situated in the
centre of the whole structure.
At noon on Monday, 6th inst., Sister
Mary Ursula died at Mount Hope Retreat, 1
Baltimore county, after a brief illness of t
catarrh. Sister Ursula was one of the most
prominent Sisters of Charity in this coun- a
try and was a relative of the celebrated
Mrs. Mattingly of Washington, and bore
the same family name. S'e was a native I
of Alleghany couLty, Md., and was born i
in 1803.
Nearly a half century ago she made the f
vows of religion and received the habit of j
the Order. Her career as a religious was a
marked and varied one. The field of her
early labors was the old Maryland Hospital,
in this city, which, when first established,
between forty and fifty years ago, was
under the charge of the Sisters of Charity.
When the Sisters gave up the hospital, 1
Sister Ursula was sent to Brooklyn, New a
York, and afterwards to Buffalo.
By the death of Sister Ursula, her Order i
has lost one of its most valuable and zeal- I
ous members, the poor and afflicted a con-- -
stant and devoted friend.
Within a week after the death of Sister 1
Ursula at the Mount Hope Retreat, Sister [
Ramin died at the same institution. Her
delath took place on last Sunday evening, a
after a protracted illness from cancer. Th1i
deceased Sister, Miss E. Lee, of this city, I
was born in 1825.-B-altimaore Mirror.
A meeting of the creditors of St. John's
church, Orange, was held at the Bishopl,'
residence, Newark, on April 8th. Tile
committee appointed at the last meeting
to report on debt, did so. The amount
was the same as heretofore recorded. Mr.
Spottswood, of the committee, made a
proposition that the creditors take thecash
already subscribed, and take further mort
gage bonds on the church, which bonds are
not to draw interest and not to mature un.
til the endowment insurance policy on
Father Hickey's life for $200,000 is paid
up. The premium on the latter is borne
by the church. The proposition was con
sidered fair and will probably be accepted,
but the meeting adjourned for a week
without decision. It appears that in any
case the church cannot be sold before Oc
tober, owing to the death of ex-Sheriff I
Gamble, which throws the matter over for
the interim.
Since the above appeared the Bishop has
effected ai settlement with the creditors,
and the church is now in no danger of
beaitg sold, thlough a debt of $100,000 re
mainse to be paid by the diocese.
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spoken of by those who have uneed them, as a remedy I
for constipation, billiousnesn, liveror kidney complaint.
It thoroughly yet mildly removes all secretions from a
the sstem, porifes the blood end prevents sickness. a
Meosrs. Morrison & Woodward, corner Canal and Mag. t
asine streets, are the agents for the Southern States a
Great inducements to purchasers of dry
goods are offered at the St. Philip Store, corner e
of Royal and St. Philip streets. Their stock is well
selected and is replenished by frequent arrivals from
New York bought with great care and oeered to cons
tomers at real bargain. Ladies will do wtll to give t
time ae. C
The Season why he did not Attempt to Capture
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I- [From the New Yoik Tri'une.I
le Gen. Johnston gives a detailed account
r of the first battle of Bull Run, or of Manae
ae eas, as it is styled by him, and offers a
e series of special pleadings to exculpate
I himself from his subsequent failure to
e capture Washington. This failure has
it been ascribed to the prohibition of the
c president; but that is an error; he gave
d no orders, and expressed no wish on-the
e subject. T'aking the situation into view,
o says Gen. Johnston, the southern people
e could not have expected greater results
y from their victory than those accomplish
8 ed, the defeat of the invasion of Virginia,
and the protection of the Confederate cap
- ital. The reason which he alleges for
o declining a movement on Washington will
* be read with interest.
"All the millitary conditions, we knew,
forbade an attempt on Washington. The
D Confedrate army was more disorganized by
1 victory than that of the United States by
- defeat. The southern soldiers believed
that the objects of the war had been ac
s complished by their victory, and that they
had achieved all that their country requir
ed of them. Many, therefore, in ignorance
of their military obligations, left the army
-not to return. Some hastened home to
exhibit the trophies picked up on the
field; others left their regiments without
ceremony to attend to wounded friends,
frequently accompanying them to hospitals
in distant towns. Such were the reports
f of general and staff officers and railroad
officials. Exaggerated ideas of the victory
prevailing among out troops cost as more
men than the federal army lost by defeat.
"Besides this condition of our army, the
reasons for the course condemned by the
non-combatant military critic were :
"The unfitness of our raw troops for
marching or assailing intrenchments.
"The want of the necessary supplies of
food and ammunition and means of trans
porting them. Until near the 10th of
August we never had rations for more
than two days, and sometimes none, nor
half enough ammunition for a battle.
"The fortifications upon which skillful
engineers, commanding the resources of
the United States, had been engaged since
April, manned by at least 50,000 Federal
troops, half of whom had not suffered defeat.
"The Potomac, a mile wide, bearing
United States vessels-of-war, the heavy
guns of which commanded the wooden
bridges and southern shore.
"The confederate army would have been
two days in marching from Bull Run to
the federal intrenchments, with less than
two days' rations, or not more. It is as
serted that the country, teeming with grain
and cattle, could have furnished food and
forage in abundance. Those who make
the assertion forget that a large fede
ral army had passed t)ice over the route
in question. Many of the southern people
have seen tracts of. country along which a
federal army has passed once; they can
judge, therefore, of the abundance left
where it has passed twice. As we had
none of the means of besieging, an imme
diato assault upon the forts would have
been unavoidable; it would have been
repelled, inevitably,-and our half supply
of ammunition exhausted ; and the enemy,
previously increased to 70,000 men by the
army at Harper's Ferry, and become the
victorious party, could and would have
resumed their march to Richmond without
fear of further opposition.
"And, if we had miraculously been suc
cessful in our assault, the Potamac would
have protected Washington, and rendered
our further progress impossible.
"It is certain that the federal govern
ment and generals did not regard the cap
ture of Washington by us as practicable,
like the non-combatant authors of the cri
ticisms to which I refer. The fact that
the army at Harper's Ferry was left idle
there instead of being bfoughtto Washing
ton, is conclusive on that point- I have
never doubted the correctness of my course
on that occasion. liad I done so, the re
sults of the invasions made subsequently
by disciplined and much more numerous
armies, properly equipped and provided,
and commanded by the best soldiers who
appeared in that war, would have reas
sured me. The first of these expeditions
was after Gen. Lee's victory over Pope,
and those of Maj. Gens. Jackson and
Ewell over Fremont, Banks, and Shields,
in 1862 ; the second, when the way was
supposed to have been opened by the of
feet of Gen. Lee's victory at Chancellors
ville in 1863.
"The armies defeated on these occasions
were four times as numerous as that re
pulsed on the 21st. of July, 1861, and their
losses much greater in proportion to num
bers; yet the spirit of the northern people
was so roused by these invasions of their
country that their armies, previously do
feated on our soil, met ours on their own
atSharpsburg and Gettysburg so strong
in numbers and in courage as to send back
the war into Virginia from each of those
battle-fields. The failure of those inva
sions, directed by Lee, aided by Longstreet
and Jackson, with troops inured to marches
and mansuvres as well as to battle, and
attempted under the most favorable cir
cometanuces of the war, proves that the
confederacy was too weak for offensive war
fare, and is very strong evidence in favor
of the course against which southern writ
ers have declaimed vehemently."
Luojk OurT Fon T11 FUTURE.-It is the dulty
of vrcry one to have a thought for the future. The I
laborer who is most worthy of his hire does not wish I
to bo al wasa a laborer, hutby bforethought and frugality
he hopes to save enough to make him independent and
useful among his lellow men. Even a hiittle is worth
saving. for from smarll beginnings well followed up the
greatest results have lown. To those who wish to lay
by their earnings and place them where they will be
increasing, the Worklogman's Ilank, No. 954 Canal
street, offers great inducements. The money of the
savings department can be invested only on good co -
ateral named by law. and theese securities must be worth
three times the amount loaned on them. Interest is
allowed on deposits and compounded somi-annually.
The directors of this bank are all merchants of high
standing, and the President. V. Maignan, Esq , is one
of our oldest and most esteemed merehants.
SMembers of Branch No. 3 will see by a no.
tlee elsewhere that the regular monthly meeting, on
the 5th ast., will be held in the scheel house eorier
Cemin Mmnrlakese .
Breu m3musatt
* The London Dal3y 2Tdelrpp shows the
reasons for German emigration to the
United States. In the new Army Bill, the
Emperor, or rather Bismarok, demands a
greater total of army strength and a lbage
term of service from each man than the
representatives of the people think eSsee.
tial ; and from the experience of 1862, the
people know that the Bill will be carried in
utter defiance of the popular wish, as the
Army Bill that year was carried. The
Telegraph says:--" We are not at all snr.
prised that in the face of these facts there
should be a large amount of German
discontent expressed in many ways-by
Republicans returned for Berlin, as our
correspondent has pointed out, by increased
emigration, and by various salgns of social
uneasiness. The Liberals of Germany
quote the success of the Bavarian troops
in the late war as a proof that two yearat
training is enough to make a man a very"
fair soldier, and they naturally point to
great victories, an enriched treasury, a
doubly-fortified frontier, and a disabled
rival as reasons for some relaxation of the
perpetual military strain. Is all this pre
paration for war to be eternal 9 Is the bow
to be forever bent It is all very well for
martinet Generals, who have never been
civilians, and will never leave the service,
to spend their lives in the delights oft.
unending drill; but the German, though a
good soldier, is at heart a man of industry,
of family, and of peace, looking to the
future, and not greatly elated even at the
glories of war. The Liberals in Parliament
really represent the opinion of the masses
on the question, and we may be sure that
the popular 'demands, so reasonable in
themselves, will sooner or later make way.
The personal influence of the Emperor and
Prince Bismarck is a tower of strength in
the present day. But they cannot live for
ever, and the time will come when rulers
and statesmen destitute of their prestge,
and perhaps without their prejudices, will
yield, readily or reluctantly, to the tem
perate demands of the German people for
some easing of the present terrible yoke
of wide conscription and protracted service.
While that is the outlook of the nation as
whole, individuals have a better mode of
redress. They can emigrate to America
and they do so in thousands. They find
abroad masses of their countrymen and
kinsfolk : they find no Princes, no con
scription, and a future for their children
such as no German State can offer. For
merly they had one drawbackF they could
not return to the Fatherland without being
subjected to penalties for having evaded
the conscription; but now an American
citizen, even though of German birth, is
protected by his new nationality, and can
revisit his native country a free 'man.
Some of these returned emigrants may be
found along the Rhine, proudly boasting of
their citizenship across the sees, and talk
ing English with American accent, German
pronunciation and Yankee slang. Through
out Germany, as the people grow more
prosperous they will more and more resent
the personal annoyance of the conscription,
and be glad to escape to a land where
privileged classes and perpetual drill are
unknown. Germany loses a great deal by
this movement: the flower of the popui
tion go; the young, the hardy, the adven
turous. The very expenses and difficulties
of the change act as a sieve to sift out for
America the best grains. It is a curious
destiny for that nation to be able to make
Germany, Ireland, and to some extent
England itself, free nurseries for young
American citizens. Without charge we
feed them, teach them, clothe them during
their non-earning years, and then, when
their minds and muscles are so grown that
they can support themselves, America re
ceives them and profits by their work.
The importance of carpet weaving in Phila
delphia as an industriatinterest is seen from
the fact that the yearly sales of carpets alone
reach over l$15,f00,000. Nobody can carpeat
The May number of the Mclropolitan Magarias
is a model for fashion periodicals, and will affordto i
readers much valuable information as well as pleasSg
and interesting reading matter. The price of tie
Mtiropulitan is twenty-five cents for single copies eat
$2 00 per annum. Mr. Win. -E. Cooper, agent Slnot
sewing machine, E9 Canal street, is the sole Eonthem
agent, and to him those who wish patterns or sewitl
machings should apply.
If there is one thing more provoking than
another, it is to find that the elegant shoes you par
chased for Kate or Frank a week ago, and whichy01
were sure would last a coiple of months, have alrsady
become unfit to wear. The only way to obviate this
difficulty is to purchase of a consolentious dealerlike
G. J. Wagner, corner Ursaline and Dauphine strsee
where you will always get strong, well fitting shos
etc., at the very lowest prices.
" See what a dollar will buy." This you
can do by reading Braselman & Adams' advertisement.
Our readers who wish to purchase shoes for
their families should call on Mrs. James A. Kelly,
corner of Dryades and Erato streets. Mrs.~stely hU
a largo and well selected stock of first clsss goods for
ladles' and *hildren s wear, which she Is selling at verY
reasonable prices.
It is often difllult for those who wish to
have their likenesses taken to assume a natural es
pression at the right time, hobut Mr. 8. Anderson, "
131 Canal street, has introduced the novelty of takinI
the impression without the subject's knowledge, Ud
thus sccures a pleasing and natural picture.
You can save money, time and annoyance by
having 5our washing done at the Crescent City S5Ls
Lanodry. so. 003 St. Charles street, between Julals an
St. Joseph. A lady has charge of all ladies' wesres
apparel, and goods are called for and sent home freed
8t will buy thirteen yards of 9c. calicost
BeraMselman & Adams'.
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