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FLRANo.-On the 91st the Right Centre and Left carried the motion for an immediate con sideration of the Constitutional bills in op pstion to the Government supported by the which waqted desy-- . de Ventavon's Swas irst taken up. It confirms President MeMahon's powers, establishes Ministerial re m nsbility, creats a second chsmber, invests Preient with power to dimolve te As em bly and provides that on a lapse of Presi deial potwer a congress of two ehambers shall decide of the uture. government of Fsaee. Ventavon urgsd that as the Eron is oale was poesible, it w necessary tha it nould be immediately organised. The masmbm of the left objected to the exclusion of Republican principles from a measure when the Republic was the existing form of govern. meat. M. ,Crayon Latounr, Legitimist, op sed all constitutional bills. He attacked the uepublio and Empire; urged the rest6ration of the monarchy, and declared his party would vote in favor of granting Marshal MoMahon only the means necessary to preserve order. He attempted to .read a letter of Prince Bis maFek,,pnblished during the Von Arnim trial, in whch the Prince stated that the monarchy would- stresghten public credit, and enable Frdnee to form alliatace. This created great exciteientatn the Chanhber. The reading was interrapted and theepeake's voies drownedt4by ehoutesom·I all paele. The sitting closed witbhot a vote.---The Haute Pyrenees elect a Bonapartist deputy by 6000 majority. S~irf .--Gladtne has resl ftbd the lea. dership of the Liberal party. His eneespor will not be chosen till Parliament assem bles-W. E. Fester, Sir. Win. Harcourt and the Marquis of Hartington are prominent can didates for the sueeseslon, with the chances in favor of the ist named. GOxAr.-Onthe 19th the Bishop of Pader born was conduoted to the Fortress of Wesel where he is imprisoned---Germany has 10 vessels of 50 gunsn Spanish waters. SwrtznrLAuD.-O-GNvA, Jan. 21.-Distur banees have occurred over the baptism of children by the old Catholios in two villages of this canton, and the presence of troops is nboMssary to preserve order. Bnr.-Alfonso assumes command of the Army of the North; Jovellar, Secretary of War, accompanies him'to the headquarters. The King has signed a decree relative to the salaries of the clergy, but declares that while giving respect and support to the Catholic clergy he desires to maintain religions liberty as it exists in all civilized countries. UNITED STATES. SENATORIAL ELzCTrONs.-The Legislatures of several States commenced balloting for United States Senators on the 20th inst. Sev eral have already elected their Senators, while In others balloting dontinnes from day to day. New Yoan.-Francis Kernan (Dem.) was sleeted, vies Fenton, (Liberal). Pennsylvania sends Wallace (Dem.) in place of Scoott (Rep.) Delaware re-elects the chivalrous Bayard, (Dem.) Maine re-elects Hamlin, (Rep.) Michigan sends Chrystiancy in place of Chandler. Missouri elects the gallant ex-Confederate General, Frank Cookrell. Indiana sends McDonald as its representa tive. In Wisconsin no election has taken place. The Republicans, who are in the majority, have been unable to decide upon a candidate in cancan. Twenty of Washbbrne's friends have left the cancas and will act with Demo In Tennessee Andrew aohnson leads in the daily balloting, and in Massachusetts Congress man Dawee. RUPORT or Tum BOARD ON THE IMPROVEMENT or Tia MIsesreerPI.-The Secretary of Wae sent to the House on the 19th the report of the Board of Engineers appointed to prepare plans and estimates for the deepeningof one or more of the natural outlets of the Mississippi river. and also far a canal from the river to the gull. aftQ a thorough examination of the entire Mtthey ar there is no doubt a delsignated la t o ~ Bouth Pass would be best, as it would yve an nobstrnoted water way to commerce, place of a narrow and obstrucoted one. If the question of cost and maintenance be con sidered, there is for the St. Philip Canal the estimated sum of $11,514,200, against $7,941, 110 for the pass. While the Board are of the opinion that the canal can be built at the estimMed oost, the recommend the SBoth a P.ef td+eo Miiippi be improved by the 8 lan W they submit They further recom- i men tt if Congress decide to open up the a passes othe river the entire rnm necessary to y accomplsh the work be appropriated at once a or in some way be made available. If the I mouth of the river is to be improved by jetties, the work, when began, should be pushed as rapidly as possible to its entire completion. LoUISIANA CAs.--Siaes our last issue this " question, so important to this State and to the whole Union, has been debated in the Senate by Senators Saulsbury, Sherman and others, but no progrees has been made towards its set- B tlemet, the Radical majority being unable to ti ;les upon any definite plan of action. It is wn that in eaeMas it was decided to seat Pibebbak, thus indirectly recogniing Kellogg ca if. and isLeisatre,ato at, on the other band, it is onfdenty aserted tiAs many Republicans have refused to be ditated to in this mtter The question of remanding North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Arkansas to the same condition as when Aret reoostruoted, and of giving Lonisiana a provisional govern. apent ia also disuseed, but would seem to be ad too bold and unjust even for the Radicals in- themselves. The Pclyuse'e special of the 21st p- says the President is reported to have ex he premsed the intention of withdrawing the o's troops from Louisiana and letting Kellogg take at care of himself unless Congress takes some !e- otion. 'ta PausmnDm r's WAs MUssaoW.-On the 90th ' the President seat a message to Congress in vit- lingattentiontthe"almportaeeofprepring Sfor war In time of peae, by pvidin prope Sarmament for e coast rdetfesse" - con nection with this message the followlag tele ry grams are iportant: We WMkiwT, Jam. 18.-It is an open seret oa that the sesident serionausly consiering the questionn f recognizing the belligerent rights n- of Cuba. A naval officer of very high rank P says that ordese have been issued for all the fleet In the Golf squadron to rendezvous at Key West at once. It is believed that imme diate action will be taken by the Administra i lion. Ir Washington D. C., Jan. 2r-At the Cabinet meeting to-ay the Viri ese was flly discussed, and it was del ined-Mr. Fish y dissenting-to pres ssettlen~nt. TheOsbans le are confident at it will rest in the recogni t tion of their belligerentrights. as id The New Orlesas Report. [iN. Y. Trlbune.j a. When Messre. FoaterPhelpe and Potter were or ppoidted sub=ommittee-to visit New Orleans _. and report upon the true state of affairs in id Louisiana, the whole country was satisfed. It would have been bard to select three members in of the House of Representatives who corm manded more of the respect and confidence of al parties. They are gentlemen of marked Sability of unimpeahable uprghtness, and of el recognized standing in the political organizs 10 tions to which they belong. There was no danger that before such a committee either r- side would fail of an opportunity to present of its whole case. The sub-Committee worked as hard, took a vast amount of testimony, listen is toned to counsel-one for the Conservative and three for the Kellogg side-and held aloof from t all social entertainments which might be sup posed to warp their judgment. They inquired carefully into the nature of the White League, the management of the recent election, the le stories of intimidation and coercion, and the in proceedings of the Returning Board, and they were eye-witnesses of the transactions of the 4th of January. When they presented their report to the fall committee by which they had been deputed to visit the South, they were found to be all of one mind. Unanimous Be reports, in political investigations, are almost )r unprecedented; but here thebase was so clear that these three honest gentlemen could not ie differ in their verdict. They told the Commit tee that there had been no intimidation ef the colored voters last November; that the election had been conducted with remarkable fairness; that the Conservatives unquestionably had a large majority, and that the action of the Re Strnig Board had been outrageous. They added that the stories of oppression and law lessness by the White League were fictions, ,n thatorganization, of which Gen. Grant believes such awful things, being perfectly harmlces, and holding its meetinge with open doors. The full Committee spent four or five days trying to force Messrs. Foster, Phelps and Potter to take back this report, and, unable to prevail upon them, attempted to i , suppress it. Now, it is said, Messrs. G. F. Hoar, e Frye and Wheeler purpose going to New Or loans to see what kind of a fist they can make of the affair, and to present, if possible, a re port more favorable to the Administration. Are they really simple enough to imagine that they will do their party any good by such a course f They start upon their trip foredoomed t to fail. In effect they declare to their political I r associates: "These three gentlemen have re r ported the wrong way and told some unpleas ant truths, and now we are going to see if it a is really out of the question to make a more favorable showing for the Republican party than they have found it in their conscience to e make." If the Hoar report then should differ d from the Foster report, which will men be i lieve Gentlemen in Congress, that rotten carcass ° in Louisiana is psat saving. Throw it over- s board, and for the sake of common sense and ' common decency do wash your hands. SmTrrx Bros. & Co.-Though this firm same be new to our readers, the hbeas itself is well known, net only in this city but threoughut the Soath, as oe of the largest sd best of our whole sale greedrws, being none other than that till re I anly ra under the name of Smith A McKeana. Mr. MoKenna has retired from business, and the Messrs. Smith. brothers, with Mr. James B. innott, who has U long been ierested in the house, continue the bsiness. a That it wi prosper as in the past, scattering the good p thin"l of life over the land, and leading in the front 01 rank of ourgreat oommerlal houses, cannot be doubted when we remember that they who built ep the business continue in charge. 01 Dealers are referred to the advertisement of Smith u Bros. & Co., on our ffth page, for a list of some few of O the large stock of aeeessary articles they have in store. g It is a great imperfection to yoaplain un ceasingly of little troubles.-Bts. 1-ssoa 'if oles. ci 1, it [ Frem Our Ow Orrespoadat] mm our i IIx '!ZI.' Iter ina, DUunr, Dec. 29th, 1874. d We have had, on the whole, splendid Christ er mas weather. Such weather as one often reads Sbe of but seldom experiences in actual lifeo 21st Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and St., ax- Stephen's Day it froze, not too hard; the roots the of the houses and the fields were boar; and o the air was remarkably clear and erisp. It was pleasant to go to Midnight or six o'olock Oh Mass, and thousands went to both Masses in iu- all the churches of this city and of all the other rg cities of Ireland. Indeed, the religiens charae ter of the festival was kept up in the tra ele- ditional manner everywhere ; and that is say eret Ing a good deal. We have not yet in this the country, thank God, come to regard Christmas Itis as a time merely for eating and drinking and au making merry. There was a good deal of all s at this also amongst all classee ; for the poor io me- the workhouses and the various charitable in stra- stitutions were, on the whole, na neglected. inet They were provided with meat dinners and 'ally other luxuries; and the Mendiclty Institution, Fish the Stck and Indigent Roomkeepers' Society, as the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and hun gdreds of charitable individuals, cleric and lay, hunted out aid comforted, the deserving po.o in the streets and alleys. It was the same, I have reason to believe, throughout the whole rere country. On St Stephen's Day It is customary ana to indulge in out of door amusements, and *in thousands frequented the ponds in the Phenix It Park for the purpose of skating. As usual, cm- there were some immersions and more than Sof one narrow escape from drowning. The dark ad e of the picture remains to be described. so- Rome of the papers say that there was little or no no drunkenness during the Christmas holidays; er and, indeed, I myself did not witness muchb ked during a ramble through the streets on Christ ten- mae Day and the evening of the day following. and But I find that the police nevertheless arrested m. nearly 200 persons for drunkenness and that red these included many women. It is certain, tbe moreover, that these were only the worst the cases, and that some drank themselves to hey death. A dozen sudden deaths are reported as beie having ococrred in the city on Saturday, and hey several of these were undoubtedly due to hey undue indulgence in spiritnous liquors. Thq eon temperance societies have been very active, lear but their efforts, on the whole, seem to have not had but a trifling effect in resisting the ravages nit- of the Drink Demon. Father Robert Kelly, of on the Boociety of Jesus, proposed through his ex es; cellent periodical, the Illwtrated Mloetor, a d a "truce," in accordance with which one found himself not to enter a public house on Christ w- mas Eve, Christmas Day, and St. Stephen's as, Day; and many persons kept this promise y religiously and thus spent a happy Christmas. Of Catholio items there are some this week le of interest and one at least of painful interest. His Grace, the Archbishop of Cashel, Is to seriously ill. It is, indeed, beginning to be or, doubtful whether he will recover. He has for ike a long time been in delicate health. Some re- weeks since he became very ill. Afterwards f ° he rallied, but now again the news is that he Ia is prostrate and that great anxiety is felt I ed there anent by his people. On many grounds d l His Grace's death would be a great calamity. t As a churchman be has the highest reputation, e it and is respected by Protestants as well as Ore Catholics for his high personal character, his n to eloquence, his learning, and the dignity of his h Per demeanour. In politics he does not interfere o 1c- very often, and when he does interfere he does t L not often go, if be ever goes, on the wrong 2 sr- side. A Professor in His Grace's College in a nd Thurles, the Rev. Mr. Ryan, has published a , very able "Reply to Mr. Gladstone's Expoptu- p u lation." The Cathollc Union of Ireland has U11 established a lending library and reading he roomr-a sort of club, in fact-for the Catholic Ia working men of all classes in Dublin. In Tralee, oounty Kerry, many Catholie Home SRulers refuse to join the local branch of the ae Union because The O(Donahne, M. P., is a a e. member of the Council. Father Matt Kesefe, a oa P. P., Aunghaboe, Queen's county, and diocese of Ossory-wbo was a. candidate with Dr. he Moran (the pqeeent Bishop), for the bishopric bI of that diocese and is not to be confounded at tl with his unhappy relative, the Rev. Robert *e or O'Keefe, the suspended P. P. of Callan, county ". Kilkenny-is engaged in a final effort to obtain a- fends for the completion of his new parish , c.. church-new St. Canlee's-which is belag p, built on the site of the famous old church of that name, and will be one of the most beautiful structures of its kid in Ireland. t The great eminence of Father Keeffe and his "s brilliant services to the cause of Irish tenant e right and nationality-he was one of "the two Callan Curates" who suffered ecolesiastical censures in 1852 in their efferts to punish Kd Keogh, Sadleir and Co. for traltorlsm to the I popular cause-and the splendid history of St. ek Canioes will, no doubt, seeure Father Keels in all he wants; and he appeals to his country men abroad as well as at home. Finally, . funds are coming in great abundance 'for _ the building of the new college ehurch in Maynooth. The children of that Al s Mater, ,i wherever they may be settled, aie comitig for as ward with liberal subscriptions, and the ad leading. lay Catholics of the country are also all sending contributions to the President, the a Very Rev. Dr. Russell. I should not be sur in- prised if the works were commenced in the d. pring or early Summer. d The political events of most importance just now are the legal appointments just made by Disraeli in Ireland, the election for Dublin University consequent thereupon, and the pro ceedings of the Irish magistrates in regard to the Coercion Act. Let me say a word or tWo on eaeb of these mattess. ie Dr. Ball, . P. for Dublin University, has a. last been promoted from the office of Attorney id General to that of Lord Chancellor. He there x by vacates his seat in the House of Commons; a, and for this there are at present three serious i candidates, all of whom are pure and simple rk Conservatives, and two of whom are lawyers d ready to take ooce as soon as they get the ohanse. I need not say a word more about em. It is hard to my which one of them an Irish Catholie' Nationalist would most dis like. The election will take place probably about the middle of next, month, though Dr. Ball will formally vacate his seat this week. SConsequent on Dr. Bali's " elevation " to the t woolsack, there have been two or three other at appointments. Mr. Ormsby, a wooden-headed o barrister, who, it Is said, never made tro hbun dred pounds a year at the bar. has been made d id Attorney.General; aRd Mr. Plankett, Junior SM. P. for Dublin University, who is a good speaker but a worse and a more impecnuious lawyer even than Ormsby, has been made 8elloitor General. Otrmby's altppintmoeut the Tory lawyers were prepared for, as he had f been Solioitor-General in the last Tory Govern ment ia 1868, but Plunkett's they casnot stand. They see too cloarly that the eminent members od f their body have been passed over simply because they have no seats in Parliament, and that in order to be. promoted the greatest emi nence as lawyers counts for nothing in comr- u parison with the possession of a seat in Parlls ment. Nevertheless Plunkett's re-eleetion for k Trinity College will not, it is understood, be el opposed. He is a sort of Pet M. P. with elect- s ore of that constituency, which is the only one d ° in Ireland now content to be the mere slaves d r of the Tory governments of the day. I e A bit of newspaper gossip to canclude with. m Sir John Arnott-a Scotchman, who set up his ° household gods in Cork many years ago, and U t has made an immense fortone, owning, as he " does, soft goods warehouses and shops in all f the principal towns in Ireland, besides a brew- h ery, distillery, and I know not what else in "l Cork-has just purchased the 2N'ortherm Whig t newspaper of Belfast for about £18,000. This a is the third newspaper he has become the owner of within a few years past. The other two are the Cork Constitutos and the Irish 2ims of Dublin. He has thus a Liberal paper, a Tory paper, and a paper-the Irish Busa- re whihob is either Conservative nor Liberal, or perhaps I should my, which strives to be both and more all together. He bought the Irish ds 21mei for £5,000, and it is paying pretty well; whether the. Norther Whi will contine to I pay is rather doubtful. J. J. c. Taos. M.arrr, Esq, Uxonarrsaa.-As an- wc mesoed last week, this pgatlemaa has eommeaesd the audortakiag budness is eseasestae with his largIe as b well soeked stables, 4, 49 sad 44 Clsbenrse street, ase Common, epposite the Market. Mr. Markey has a large asmrtment of patest metallie eases, mahogay, P black walsat and plaia eass always on hand, and will atteand to all fasrss personasly. El earriagss, all Ro elegant sad assy of the very latest stle, have e. Fr cited the adairstles of all who have e them, sad It Ph has become the hehse, wlha asythlag grmas is on asd, to call m Mr. Markey ter tem-esota W. wll har state the well-imws lhes, that Mr. Larkeys% a' pries are very mesderate. i rror~r~u~__ it i LION OF FLANDERS: e BATTLE OF THE GOLDEN SPURS. BTY NIDRIDI COINSCIENOS. (Cselases.) The strife lasted long; the appalling cry of the troops, as they fought band to band, re sounded throlugh the lonely ell. For long boars those low-whispered prayers went forth; and still they prayed, when the golden knight knocked at the abbey-gate. The sodnd of heavy footsteps caused them to turn their ayes towards the door, and they were still and motionles with sweet anticipation. "Adolf comes again!" sighed Maria. "Oh, our prayer is beard " Matilda listened with greater eagerness, and replied in tones of sadness. "No, no, it is not Adolf; his step is not so Sheavy. 0 Mara, I0 mar be s"'.heeald o evil tidings!" The door of the cell turned on its hinges, a nun opened it; and the $oldeh khight entered. Matllda's tender ftame trebled with fear; she raised her eyes doubtfnllj ead timidly to the stranger who tsood befor her and opened his arms to her. It seemed to hlr a delusive dream; but her altathoit weas eeting as the lightning which fdadheablnd is gone; she rushed eagerly forward, and wA olasped in her father's arms. "My father!" mIb aedelaimed; * my beloved father I do I see jot again free,-your chains broken t Let me press you to my heart. O God, bow good Thou art! Do' not turn away your face, dearest father; let me taste all my bliss." Robert de Blethune embraced his loving daughter with unutterable Joy; and whe their hearts at length best more ta*nquilly, he laid bhis helmet and gloves of steel on the low stool on which Matilda had been kneeling. Wearied by his exertions, he sank into a coobh. Matilda threw her arms around him, gasing with admiration and awe on-him whose face bad been ever to her so full of consolation and strengtb,-on him whose noble blood flowed in her veins, and who loved her so deeply and tenderly; and she listened with beating heart to the words which that beloved volce mour- I nured in her ear. "Matilda," said he, " my noble child, God has long proved as with suffering: but now our sorrows are ended; Flandree Is free,--isl avenged. The Black Lion has torn the Lilies to pieces, and the aliens are discomfited and f driven back, Diemiss every fear; the vile mercenaries of Joanna of Navarre are no more." The maiden listened with agonized attention to the words of her father, she looked at him with a peculiar expresalon; she could but faintly smile. -Joy had come so suddenly upon n her, that she seemed deprived of all power and h speech. After a few moments, she observed h that her father had ceased speaking, and she I said : " O my God, our fatherland is free The 0 French are defeated and slain; and you, my father, I possess you once more. We shall go h back again to our beautiful Wynandeel. Bor- sl row shall no more cloud your days; and I shall a pes my life Joyfully and happily In your arms. o This is beyond bope,-beyond all that I have ' dared to ask of God In my prayers. " Listen attentively, my hoild; and be calm, 5' I beseech you: this day I most leave yoesu again. The noble knight who released me !s from my bonds has my word of bomer that I T would return as soon as the battle was over.', di The maiden's neck eank again upon her hb breast, and sbe sighed, in bitter grief: - " They will put you to a cruel deatb, 0 my di poor father!" " Do not be to fearful, Matilda," continued Robert; "my brother Guy has taken sixty lb French knights of noblest blood prisoners; in Philip the Fair will be told that their lives are ostages for mile; and be cannot allow the as brave survivors of his army to be offered up as letime to his venageaee. laders is nowr he more powerhful than France. o I implovey dry your tear. Rajotie, for a blessed fetase awaits us: will restore Castle Wynandae again, that we may live in It as in days gore by. Then we shall again enjoy the ehase, with our faloons on our wrist. Cam you met Imagine how merry oar first hunting-party will be I" An uinexpressibly swet mile and a fterves kiss were Matilda's answer. But on a sddes a thouht of pain seemed to weea her mind t he her counonsase wee ovespread with gleom, and she bent her eye on the ground, like ee who is overeome by shame. Robert looked at be inquirlagly, and asked "Matilda, my child, why is your eematesase if so suddenly overoast with eadase SThe maldes only half raised er eyes, and I answered with a low voles r I "Bat-my father-yonssy nothing of AdeM; t -why did he not come with yeou If There was a slight paose before Robert oe s plied. He discerned thbat, unknown to heeself, I p profound feeling was slumbering n Matilda~ heart; therefore not without design he ea swered her thus: "Adolf is detained by his duty, my ohild; I fugitives are scattered over the plain, and I believe he is pursuing them. Imaysey teyes, aStild4, that uear friend Adolf is the meset 1 vereat and the most meble knight I h w Never have I seen more manlinses and im. I trepidity. Twie be saved the life e my brother Guy; beneath the bannm.regu eo SFranoe the enemy fell In numbers bessath his sword; all the knights are repesting his I praises, and seoribe to him a large share i the I deliverance of Flanders." While Robert was ttering these words, he I kept his eye zxed on his daughter, sad I sertinisd every emotion that sitted asern her expressive feature. He read therin a mingled pride and rapt·os and had no farther Sdeoubt that hise onjeetore was well feanded. Maria, the while, stood with her eyee fied om Robert, and drank in with eager joy the praises which he bestowed so lavishly on her brother. While Matilda was gasing on her father in a transport of bliss, there was beard suddenly a confused noise of voloes in the court of the monastery. LAfr a few moments all was again still; -then the door of the cell opened, and Guy entered slowly and with a dieturbed countenance; he eame near to his brother, and said: "A great disaster has befallen as, my brother, In the lose of one who is most pesr to us, all; the men of Ohent found him eson the ield of battle, lying under a hoap of stain, sad they have brought bim here into the meose tery. His life trembles on his lips. and I think the hour of his death cannot be very flr distant. lie anxiously begs to see you enee more ore he quits this world; wherefore I pray you, my brother, grant him this lest favor." Then, turning toMaria, hecontlinued: "He desiree to see you also, noble maiden." One cry of bitter anquish broke from the hearts of both maidens. Matilda fell lifeless into her father's arms; and Maria lew to the r, and rushed from the chamber in an ny of despair. Their cries brought two nuns into the cell, who took charge of the un happy Matilda; her father stooped and kissed her, and turned to visit the dying Adolf; when the maiden, perceiving his attention, tore herself from the arms of the nuns, and loinging to her father, cried : "Iet me go with yon, my father; let me use him ones morel Woe, woe is reel what a sharp sword piweres my heart I My father, I shall die with him; I hel slreudy the appresh of death. I meet see im: eomeeomeopsedlly he is dying O Adolfl O AdlfP' Robert galed on his deeghter with seeder sompeasioq ý e coald ao dosbt now the eadk enes of that sesret feeling which bad slowly and quletly takeu roe in hle deghter's bheart. The disovery gave him no pals, eased him ae displeasure: usable to comfort her with words, he pressed her to his heart. But Matilda dis engaged herself from th se teuder pnads, sad drew Robert towards the deor, crying: "O my father, have pity on me! Oome, that I may once more bear the voioe of my geed brother, that his eyes'may look on mee nos more before be dies." She knelt down at his feet, and continued, amidst burning tears: I implore yon do not reject my peMte. host me; guat it, my lord ad my fatber.