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1WaragSD 3T3ST SUNDAT MOZWIX . . OLE As SUNIA? LTzPTEMBR3 s. I170. USALEDA O1 TSE WE.* ...B.pL 3 -Thlrtees th Susday after Psnteest. S t Aoletos, Pops and Dartor. . Sept. 4--t. B]goe of Vterbous. e.... p.-t. Lsreaes Jostinlan, Pope. .Sept .-Bt. Leon tX Pope. e...pt 7--St. Anelm. khiiop ad Doetor of the Chore. ...Sept - FestotheNativity ofthe B. V. M. ...Sept s-MS. erinas I., Pope. St Michael's schools will re.open on Monday, mber 4tb. pen. McClellan has wr itten a letter declaring Tilden and Hendricks. An old negro at Spring 11 ill, Alabama, by the i ameof Adam was recently married to a woman y the name of Eve. Sr. VzNcZxT's Hoas.-The Boardof Directors I U meet at the Home bthis (Sunday) evening, j ld SepL, at 4 o'olock. An enormous pilgrimage from Madrid to l is announced. The pilgrims are said to C about 3000 in number. a There are now only 20,000 Qoakers in Eng- g about one-fourth the number that flour- t bd in the days of George Fox. o We have received from Hon. J. G. Brown, n Administrator of Public Accounts, the report of c his department for the six months ending June j lb. Eighty-seven hospitals and two hundred and ty asylums of various kinds attest the it tiosl charity and active benevolence of re Catholics of the United States. Slater 8tanislaos Jones, daughter of the Com- di Jones whose gallant deeds are recorded gi the history of the war of 1812, celebrated her t Golden Jubilee" at the Visitation Convent, Ca etown, week before last. m N The expense of running the State Govern t of Mississippi during the six years of R leda rule was $777.340 annually. The re Government has reduced the expense so it will be only $200,905, saving the State of sally $576,435. ra th The session at St. Joseph's Convent, corner dc alver and St. Philip streets, will open on the cl 6th inst. On the 18th two Sisters will leave • the branch Institution at Bay St. Lonis, ng with them such pupils as may be en to their care. St br The receipts of cotton at Shreveport for the an t year amount to 104,000 bales, against pa 044 for the year before. Stock on band 15 St s, against 64 last year. The receipts of cotton amount to 40 bales, against 6S for same time last year. of meeting of the clergy of the diocese of thi has been called to present to the Holy co the names of three clergymen eligible for intment as coadjutor to the Archbishop fee Team, Most Rev. Dr. Macllale, who, though hearty and vigorous, has been over half a tury in the episcopate ha we The following members of the Catholic hier- lat by in the United States are converts from be testantiem: Archbishop Bayley of Balti- thi re, Archbishop Wood of Philadelphia, and ops Doyle of Hartford, Beckerof Wilming a, Gilmour of Cleveland, Rocecrans of Co Sbus and Wadhams of Ogdenaburo. ha ---se' A PATRIOTC SOUTe-EIIN PAPER.-The SouiA- wi ters resbyterian, published at 40 Camp aie t, is delighted because, as it says, the Pope lie red that he was not infallible in recognizing ;he Southern Confederacy in 1864. The editor we the Presbyterian in this shows at once his mC rance, his malice and his hypocrisy. Svii The Catholic congregation at Higbgate, near So don, which in 1~5S was composed of a tailor a6 his wife, consists now of some 1,20:1 Catbo- of of whom no fewer than 800 are converts ho have been received into the Church by the onlst Fathers. During the eighteen years patient toil and self denial, the community if increased, aud it will soon number twenty Ve members. - aid $,v. J. C. CARRIER, C S C.-TLis distin- wt bed clergyman passed through New co sans last week en route from Texas to Cin- fin nati. On arriving at his destination he will gr, awe the presidency of one of the colleges Go onging to the Fathers of the Holy Cross. the aring his brief stay in the city, Father Carrier an as the guest of the Very Rev. A. Matiun, act- Ti g pastor of St. Anne's Church. Reports fro, Milwankee show that some of ni e wheat Selds are netting only two tthioe of .ahels to the acre, and the average for Vies- an asin, it is stated, will only be eight bobhels, At and Minnesota twelve buobhels, while bolne por Stonsof Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama have m glaned as much as tifteen bunshels to the acre. and the average in Texas is at least fully up to that of Mlinnesota. These facts ought to en urage wheat farners in the Soutb. th --- ----- mn F1aST or ST. AtoGtstNiiS AT ST. MaUcnICa. ' or ELast Monday, lcatt of SI. Auguostine, being also cc the feastof Rev. Augustine Dtuval, pastor of St t. Maarice'a Church, a onutuer of the friends and i parishioners of the Rev. Iother called on him and ofered him their cotgratolations and best wishes. In the evening the Rev. EFther was Sserenaded by Prof. Duncan's brass hand. Alto gether, the event was a most pleasant one, and will long be remembered by all present. t --- fe FPrevious to IM;U our army consisted of 12ti50 , men, with a Major-General at its head. Now T we have twice as many privates, a General, a LtLeutenant-General, five Major-Generals, staffs in proportion, and we find it impossible to send a amore than 2.000 men against the Sioux, who ct hre in rebelMon against our authority. The n treater part of the remaining 22 500 areplaying ci soldiers on the Atlantic and Gulf seaboards, ,elplng the Radical carpet baggers toperpeto- b . eto Grauntism In the Southern States. Ii er. IA Patriot Governor. Louisiana is blessed with a Governor who r. is willing to travel for her benefit through the North. According to reports that reach us, the way that Kellogg works for ~s. Louisianais by telling the Northern people r. that under Republican rule their country flourishes in the smiles of a partial govern ment, while under a Democratic Adminis M tration the South would prosper. At this time, says his Excellency, your country is y. intersected in all directions with railroads, your coast sparkles with light-houses, your ,g every interest is fostered and developed by protecting legislation. Let the Democrats rule, and you will find Southern cities 0e growing and Southern railroads being built. One would suppose that the Governor of a Southern State would not find this pros y pect so distasteful to him as to make it the ground of a strong appeal against the De mocratic party. How! You say that De mocratic supremacy would build up your cities, expand your commercial facilities and bring ten-fold prosperity tothe State of which you are Governor, and yet you fight so desperately against the success of that party ! Are your interests in antag onism with those of your StateT Are you warring against a community that yon w claim to represent ? Are you by your own showing a false shepherd ?-a bayonet Go vernor, instead of a ballot governor T It would appear to us that two results must flow from such utterances as the above referred to. The first is that the Northern bearers would find in them indubitable and damning proof that there is no popular " government where such relations exist be tween the State and its Governor. Of course crazy Radicals will not complain much at such a fact, but there are at the North tens of thousands of honorable men who have the habit of thinking themselves Republicans, without knowing exactly tl what that means, but who are incapable E of sustaining unfairness, much less delibe rate outrage and despotism. There are thousands of decent Republicans who will doubtless be shocked at finding a man who claims to be Governor of a State systema- G tically and ardently laboring against what he acknowledges to be the interests of that State. We think that the mere fact of bringing home to the Northern mind such admissions of antagonism on the et part of Southern Governors towards their tr States, will gain for the Democratic policy y' the votes of thousands of men who other. a1 wise would never have realized the state qi of things existing here. They will scorn lit the hypocrisy of a party that creates Pro- of consuls and calls them Governors. at A second result ought to be made mani- M feet in the negro vote at the South. Many of of our colored population as men of property 6l have always known that their prosperity in was identified with that of their State at ti' large. With general prosperity they would or be prosperous. Now it may be safely said that a much more general sentiment of the pt same kind pervades our colored people. et Even those of them who have no property t1 have found out by the bitter experience of vi several years that labor suffers equally vi with property in a time of general depres- St aion. They are all shrewd enough to be- at lieve that their own profits and comforts ct would be greatly increased by a general tip movement of prosperity. b, And how could they be more easily con- to vinced that Democratic success means tip Southern prosperity than by hearing the ni above views of Kellogg T His admission W of this fact if properly handled ought to et be worth thousands of colored votes. th - ----- Itb The Escaped Fenlans. Some of the English papers evince con- di siderable soreness over the bold adventure tb which rescued from captivity the political cc convicts whom the English Parliament bad cc first refused to liberate. The London Tole re graph, for instance, thinks that the British be Government can demand their rendition on se the ground that they were ta.ken on board sc an American vessel in British waters. sa This pretension, however, will not bear a is moment's inspection, as no demand was ti made until the vessel was beyond the limits be of British jurisdiction. If they lad been ri audaciously and forcibly taken on board an I American ciaft, in a British port; if, while le lying there, tlhe police authorities haed de- ci manded their surrender, and, if illegally it defying this competent authority, tlhe v's- ki sel had by virtue of euperior force borne ciff the parties rescued, sonme rule of comity tl might dictate their rendition by this gov- n ernment. But once on tihe high seas, there ai could be no pletense of any British au- am tlioiity over an American vessel, or of the re violation of any British police right by that k rvessel. C The Telegrphl probably comes nearer its h bona fide and serious views of the matter tl when it adds that, in another aspect, tl the whaling vessel which accomplished this si feat dtdthe British government a good turn t1 without intending it, in ridding it, as the it Telegrapuh says, of an expensive nuisance. t "An expensive nuisance." The pecuni- E ary expense of maintaining half a doezen S convicts at about25 cents a day, each,could a not have weighed heavily on the British ex a chequer, bat the " nuisance" part was a q more serious matter. England has a num- I ber of noisances on hand just at this 1 time. The Russian nuisance is so graves I. one that she may well be glad of say ase! m dent that relievee the preseare of the Irish nauisance. That Ruasla is an intolerable nuisanee. Perslstent, natiring, unforget tr ting, pegging away all the time at the same Ie thing-was there ever a blood-bound equal to her r Just look at Servia. As long as that Turkish war lasts so long England is in hot s water, because it is aptto bring on a gene s ral war in which she has nothing to gain, but the East Indies to lose. Now, Provi r dece smiles on British interests and Ser via gets badly whipped; the Powers are all (or nearly all) willing do the right thing and mediate between Servia and the irate Porte. It looks as though peace were go I r fag to be patched up right off. But there is a bitch somewhere. It is those everlast ing, intermeddling Russians, volunteering and volunteering and fighting like imps on the Servain side, turning the tide of defeat and stuffing up Prince Milan with new hopes. Who told those Russians to volun teer-who encourages them in doing so -whom do they think themselves serving p and pleasing by such conduct? Clearly o they cannot be actuated merely by disin terested affection for Prince Milan. Bystanders naturally see in all this the hidden hand of the supreme ruler of Rue- i, sian affairs; they see there that persistent a stare that for centuries has been fixed on ti the Bosphorus; they recognize the ever en croaching policy which has set oat for India, re and knows no such word as hali; they hear tU the voiceless murmur from the frozen North d, which seems to say, "This is our oppor- p1 tunity; it must not be deferred." In the meantime the English press talks ci pompously; it asumes virtuous airs and scolds the Turks for murdering women and p, children in Bulgaria as Cromwell did in or ireland with fall English approbation fa reaching up to the present day; it ignores gc the Russian hand, which all the rest of Europe sees, and talks grandly of every ex point except the one at issue. It does not til notice the bloodhound on the Indian trail. wI It only draws a long breath when relieved th of six Fenian prisoners, and says, " Thank th God; thkt nuisance is gone." w in Divided Methodism. pr The two branches-Northern and South- co ern-of the Methodist Church in this coun try have been disunited for a great many years. Formerly it was on the question of of slavery. It is needless to-say that on that ca question their Church divided on the exact frc line of interest, and the moral convictions It of the respective members were precisely in pri accord with their geographical relations to an Mason and Dixon's line. Methodists South wi of that parallel believed in the innocenceof hi, slavery; Methodists North of it saw in the fl institution nothing but iniquity and damna- pri tion. So much for the influence of climate no on abstract truth. joi But the war swept away that issue as a An practical one and gave the brethren a he chance to reconcile their differences. Did an they do it T The nature of heresy is di- it vision, not consolidation. Its history is di vision after division until nothing is left. . So it happened with our American Wesley ane. Instead of arranging their differences lee after the war, their antagonism as two see- etc tions, was far more marked and bitter than foa before. The successful wing in the mili tary sense, had profited by the opportuni- kn ties of war and taken possession of many I nice little pieces of property. These they bhi would not give up, and the party robbed All entertained no very respectful opinion of the honesty exhibited by the party holding the strong hand. Still, efforts have been made to patch up relations which would look a little more cor dial. The last of these has been paraded by an the daily press in head lines that indicate a ,w complete success. It appears that sundry bo commissioners representing each side met a& recently at Cape May, and that under the set benign influence of general jollity and fine me sea-bathing they agreed on certain high Wi sounding phrases of fellowship which for amount to nothing. The grand point at Tt issue was the property. Here they agreed pr that what the civil courts had decided to tw be right and moral the Church had no right to review. The infallible arbiter of morals had spoken, the Church must be si- ad lent. Things most remain so. Thiscon- ye cedes all the advantage to the invaders, and a it was always easy for the Southerncrs to ce k-,ck under on those terms. o It is also urged by the commissione:a that tb thle members of either Church shall irecog- ea nizne the ministers and members of the other in as their brethren and deal with them as it suech, not interfering, however, with their respective missions. Here is another clear knock-down for the Northern branch. The Church, South, is not going to have any houses or "missions" at the North, but in the Church, North, is very aggressive down in this way. If it chooses to establish mis RI sinus hei-re under the control of Bishops of tb the Church, North, that meust not be taken 1II in bad part by Southern Methodists. If of there should come to be even two Methodist di Bishops of Louisiana-one, North, the other, al South-why, they must afliate together in all charity. If a Methodist from England should come here, would he not be in a quandary to know whether he were aM Methodist, North, or a Metuodiat, South Yet, it's all one Church. No division; all p made ap. To us it looks like an absolute cc I- agreemeat to stay disaulted forever, aunder & two separate and Independent organisa le tions, after the original cause of separa I- tion has ceased to exist. e S. ST. THantsA's -The Boys' Parochial ScBohool of this parish will open to-morrow, Monday, the 4th September, under the same regulations as those of last year. Parents will do well to send their boys even on the frst day, that they may thus learn a lesson of promptness and en ergy, and that the school may be put into effi cient organisation without delay. At the same time, the parochial school for I girls-St. Vincent's-under the Sisters of St. Simeon's Academy, will open its session, and we are informed that the mother Institution, St. Simeon's, will itself form its classes the same day. Of course, it is needless tosay any thing of these two establishments. The splen did style in which St. 8imeon's Academy has accomplished its vocation of educating our young ladies is universally known, and we most bear in mind that the St. Vincent' paroe. ehial school is conducted and taught by the same Sisters. Of course, some of the more ex pensive studies are omitted-French, music, painting, eto.,-but all the necessary branches of solid education are taught most admirably io the parochial school. (Communicated.) Perhaps, after all, Mr. Editor, it is the parents instead of the children, who should be encour aged to purchase the books and subscribe for the papers to be read in the family. There is no doubt that the parent will be held responsible for the kind of literature that en ters his household; therefore, common pro dence dictates that he should attend to the procuring of snch supplies. E It is equally true that many young persons c are endowed with sufficient judgment and dis- I cretion to make very proper selections of good I and useful reading matter; yet, on the score of propriety, of greater experience and of the re sponsibility just mentioned, the head of the a family is the one whose duty it is to provide good books and papers for his children. For their neglect of this duty, many parents J excuse themselves by saying that they have no h time to read all the new books so as to judge 0 whether they be good or bad. For such as a these there is an almost unerring role. Let f them subscribe for some first rate Catholic t magazine--such, for instance, as the Catholic World-and any work they find recommended n in its columns may be safely purohased, with a pretty good assurance that it contains nothing B contrary to Faith or good morals. ArtsTos. d J THE ESCAPED FENIAN PRISONERs.-On one T of our inside pages we publish short biographi- ID cal sketches of the men who recently escaped from Australia and of their gallant rescuers. e' It will be seen that to Mr. J. J. Breslin is due, principally, the honor and cridit of conceiving t( and carrying out the daring enterprise, by which, at the cost of $30,000 and at the risk of It his life, he succeeded in restoring to liberty six fellow-patriote who had been condemned to im prisonment for life. Mr. Breslin, besides being a man of great personal courage and shrewd ness, is also a wit, as will be seen by the sob a joined letter sent by him to the Governor of Australia. When about two miles from shore e he fastened it to some wood, and as the wind and tide set full on shore, he has no doubt that b it reached its destination. It reads thus: :t "RocKrsoGnAs, April 17, 1876. at ' To his Exceilency the British (Governor of Westrn Aaustraia: :l " This is to certify that I have this day re- w leased from the clemency of her Most Gracious Majesty Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, etc., eto., six Irishbmen condemned to imprisonment ei for life by the enlightened and magnanimous fr Government of Great Britain for having been tc guilty of theatrooious and unpardonable crimes known to the unenlightened portion of mankind as as "love of oountry" and "hatred of tyranny;" o; for this set of "Irish assurance," my birth and m blood being my full and sufficient warrant. Allow me add that: i " ' In taking my leave now, I've only to cay. A few cells I've emptelsd (a sell i Its way) : I've the honor and pleasure to bid you good day- 1 erom all future acquaintanee excuse me. I pray ' it "In the service of my country, ' "JoHN J. BRESLIN." The Witness is the name of an ultra-Protest ant daily journal published in New York. It was formerly published in Canada as a weekly, but the plant was removed to New York about a year ago, and a daily dish of no-Popery was served up in the most approved style. But un- m merons as A. P. A. and O. A. U. are, the false M Witness doesn't pay, and an appeal has gone , forth to the brethren for the sinews of war. The editor says : "The Witness hascost thepro- ra prietor all he had in the world, and it has cost b two or three friends-one especially-very tt large amounts. These parties have sunk over $160,000 in it, and believe the money thus spent at at the Lord's call, as spent in his service. In addition to this, quite a number of friends ad vanced about $-,000 last fall and winter; and, i as will be seen, we acknowled over $17,000 re ceived in cash since last March, and pledges ii for upward of $20,000 more, to be paid when the remaining e$~2,(00 of our $5O,000O loan is subscribed." This is a large amount to expend h in slandering one's neighbores-and then to find it doesn't pay ! " There are circulated in Prussia,"' says the si New York Catholic Re'iew, " 368 Catholic news- D papers and periodical publications in the Ger- es man language. Over 300 of these are published p in Prussia proper; the remainder are published e in Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg. ii Rhenish Prussia and Westphalia have 43 Ca- tl tholic newspapers; Bavaria, 20; Baden, 8; I HIanover, 7; Silesia, 7. The Germania has three A of its editors actually in prison-Herren Hal- p dicke, Thieme and Tanbe. Herr Maiunke has t already served out a fifteen months' sentence, a while Kosiolek and Sonnen, the former sen- t tenced to five years and the latter to nine t months' imprisonment, have fled the country, o Even the weaker sex has not been spared, for s Madame Kirfel, directress of the Adhrsreiier Vgablatt, has had nine months in prison. n People would soearcely think that these things n could happen in a country so free uas Germany. or CathoUe Total Abstinence oelest Items. At the last meeting of the State Union it was resolved that the annual celebration by the Total Abstinence Societies in honor of the birthday of Father Mathew should take place on Sunday, Oct. 8th. All the members of the r' several Societies will receive Holy Communion at the Jesuits' Church, at the seven o'clock ° Mass that day, and in the evening there will Y be a free lecture. The celebration will be pre ceded by a three or five days' retreat. There will be no procession on account of the numer one political parades which will occupy public r attention about that time. At the same meeting the resignations of Mr. D. H. Buckley as President, and Mr. L. E Meehan as Second Vice President, were sc cepted, and the thanks of the Union were unanimously voted to the retiring officers for their efficient services. The vacancies thus created were then filled by the unanimous r election of the following named gentlemen: Mr. Jno. T. A. O'Meallie, President; Mr. J. H. seelin, First Vice President, and Mr. Wm. H. Sterling, Second Vice President. Mr. O'Meallie is one of the organizers of the Society in this city, and has always been one of Its most zealous members. Ever punctual in attending the meetings, his sound judgment and intelligent inter. eat in all that concerned the Society, no less than his cheerful sacrifice of time and comfort in its behalf, have long marked him as one of the pillars of the movement of which he is now the chief. Mr. O'Meallie was First Vice President of the Union at the time of his election to the Presidency, henoe another va cancy was created, which was filled by the election of Mr. J. H. Heelin, one of the Dele gates from St. Alphonsue' Society and President of St. Stephen's Society. Mr. Healin has won golden opinions by his earnestness in the causer his gentleness and modesty. It appeared to be a really great pleasure to the members of the Union to have the opportunity, afforded by his absence, of proving their high appreciation of his merits. Mr. W. H. Sterling, the Second Vice President, is one of the organizers of St. Joseph's Society, Algiers. Total Abstinence to him is no new thing, as he has practiced it for over a quarter of a century, and by his advice and example has done much to prepare the way for the Sosiety which he so well represents in the Union. The Board of Officers of the State Union is now composed of the following gentlemen: Rev. Fathers D. McKiniry, S.J., and H. Begly, S.J., Spiritual Directors; Jno. T. A.O'Meallie, President; Jno. H. Heslin, First Vice Presi dent; Wm. H. Sterling, Second Vice President; Jno. C. M. Kavanagh, Secretary ; Thos. Egan, Treasurer; P. Farrelly, Grand Marshal; M. D. Gardner, Sergeant-at-Arms. St. Alphonsus's Society meets at 4 o'clock this evening. St. Aloysins' Cadets will meet at one o'clock to day. St. John's Society meets next Tuesday even ing at 7t o'clock. Last Sunday's Excursion Up the River. The excursion of St. Henry's Congregation and their friends up the river last Sunday was in all respects one of the most enjoyable in our experience. Leaving Canal street at about half past eleven, the splendid steamer LaBelle backed down the river to the foot of Esplanade street, and thence proceeded up the river, stopping at Jackson street, the Ocean Saw Mills and Carrollton, at each point receiving large accessions to the load of pleasure-seekers, which finally numbered no less than six hun dred persons. The trip to Hodge's Grove, eighteen miles up, was most delightful; a re freehlng breeze penetrating through the crowd to every corner of the boat, and, with the plea sant scenes of plantation life brought to view on either side of the mighty river, contrasting most agreeably with the heat and dust and brick walls of the city. At the Grove the excursionists landed, and spent two or three hours under the shade of the grand old oaks which cover the place. Then Froeba's band recalled all to the river, where Prof. Gery gave an interesting exhibi tion of the value of Boynton's india-rubber suit, and Prof. Clark, the champion of the South, in a simple bathing suit, showed his wonderful skill as a swimmer. Among other astonishing feats, Mr. Clark swam fully two miles, down and across the river, in twenty-one minutes and ten seconds; time being kept by Mr. John Smith, of the Fourth District, who 1 accompanied him in a skiff. At twilight the LaBelle let her lines go, and rapidly steamed down the river. The return, by moonlight, was the most agreeable part of i the trip, the passengers finding ample room to promenade on the hurricane roof. The boat stopped at the several points from Carrollton to Canal street to land her passengers at the places from which they had embarked, reach ing Canal street at about 9:15 o'clock. 1 We congratulate the Rev. Pastor of St. 1 Henry's, Father Bogaerts, upon the fine success which has crowned his efforte. The utmost 1 good order prevailed throughout, the excursion being really a family picnic, or a picnic of' families. The petty persecations witll: which the Pros eian authorities in North Sleewick worry the Danish population continue. The object now seems to be to work on the children of Danish 1 parents, and the attempt at Cermanization is even going on so fareasthe inetitution of prizes in the schools for those children who will "tell tales" against their comrades who speak Danish among themselves out of school hours. At a publio dinner at Hadersleben, the Chief of Police entered the room and prohibited all a toasts, deolaring that " if the company did not p ask his permission they would not be allowed I to finish their meal." All indignantly refused I to do so, and rose from the table, when the offioial, finding that he had gone rather too far, was obliged to declare that he "did not mean a to say so." The responsible editor of the Dae nerirke has again been condemned to one month's imprisonment on onuut of an article " efecting on the honor of eh police." . ..y sir .. w . WAl. dBeIsa e hAp. 1, . 1). Iros the aouslde e 'se " Benoudary Begianisne. By T. JWhe.'o.5 c',n Thies admirable paper, so conclusive to the Christian mind, and so unanswerabhls to he ° sceptic, is a high-toned compliment to the i. telligenoe of our eltisoene before whom it 1 ploed, and a bold and learned reftoltioa of that pernicious doctrine which sseey oe scater is eternal Devoting a large portion of his paper toita 0 clear definitions of the terms, the careful author then takes the main point of his esbject well in hand, viz: "That beginnings are the initial points of events, of operations, of acts which happen indeed to things not only in space, but also in time," and pursues hiseourte of reasoning to its unerring, logical conolusion --that of a starting point-a beginning qf things To the question, What is there bank of this starting point? there can be but oneanswer: " A Being that is not a thing, not limited, sot matter-God, the only eternal and infinite f eing." The words of the principal proposition which Judge Collens so eloquently demonstrates in the paper before us, are the simple but sublime expression which we find in the first verse of ° the first chapter of Genesis: " In the beginning, GAd created the heavesl and the earth." Followers of the school of modern thought have traced nature back through one origin to another, a countless number of ages, until they actually believe they have demonstrated that nature had no beginning, whereas Jadge Col. t lens proves from clear definitions of abeclute and secondary beginnings that theexistenceef matter is necessarily limited in time. The author's glowing tribute to the power of Science, with her wonder-finding and wonder. working genius, in the discovery of many eo ondary beginnings once unknown and hidden from the view, is replete with learning, sic. quence and sublimity. Clearly stating the alternative proposition, things must be either (1) self-created and self. changing, or (2) eternal, or (3) cresated from nothing by a power distinct from themselves, we think Judge Collens' arguments and demon atrations deserving of careful study by that class of thoughtful minds which, ever seeking, ever soaring, still fails to reach that beginning of all beginnings-God I It is also an interesting sbjectof meditation for those whose intuitive knowledge leads them to adopt all the views of the writer; but we would like partionlarly to see the strong minds of the so-called scientists take up its propositions and answer its conclusions. The style of the article is exceedingly in teresting, and although the subject matter is necessarily abstruse, the writer's skill in the use of words and in the control of language, makes the paper intelligib:e even to the ordinary reader. It abounds in salient thoughts which stand out in relief from the primary proposition, and please the mind of scholar or of Christian. For instance, this phrase: "Our idea of the future is only a prophetic dream which has no exist enoe but in our imagination." We are particularly struck by the allegoryof Time-the best we have ever seen-and cannot resist quoting it for the benefi; of our readers: "A tolerable figure of time would be a chain or cable attached at one end to a point fixed by Omnipotence on a sea of secondary causes, and paid out, at the other end, from the hnll ols ship which is sailing away, and is ever at tie verge of an ever receding futurity. The legkth of the cable, as time past, would be ever in creasing, and the ship would at every instant be farther from the fixed point of beginning. The deck and bull of the ship, as time prenst, would be the world of events and of actsal things, to the living crew on board. Through the darkness ahead would dimly shine, as tis future, a fleeing mirage or ' ignis fatuns,' never to be reached except through death and im mortality." We feel but one regret in connection with this excellent paper, namely: that its gifted author, instead of castingitoff on an indifferent -sometimes unappreciative-public did not enshrine its clear worth and profound truth, in the pages of such periodicals as the Cathell World, or the American Catholic Quarterly Rerier, where it would surely reach the brightest minds of our day, and be preserved for future reference. Side by side with an article is the Dublin Irish Times, full of sympathy for "the Irish rifle team," and calling for public subscriptions to pay their expenses, appears the following para graph: ARns IN A PROCLAIMsD DIsTRIcr .-Yesterday (Tuesday) two young men, named Roddell and Campbell, were brought from Armagh jail to Lurgan, and taken before Mr. iHancock, J.P., on remand, charged with having, at Lnrgan, on the let inst., had arms and ammunition in their possession, and with having, at the same time and place, fired at a target, and were again re manded by Mr. Hancock until petty sessions on the 15th inet., when they will be brought up. " What better illustration," asks the Nalion, "could be given of the folly and injustice of dragging the ulnue of Ireland, as that of acom peting country, aute those rnl contestes Iere: are two Irishmen who possibly might become first-olase shots if they were as free as Ameri cans, Frenchmen, Englishmen, i-otchmen,Ans' trialians, and the people of other countries are to practice with the rifle. But the moment they are seen with firearms of any sort in their hands they are arrested, hauled off before t magistrate, and a charge against them is e"n tored for trial st petty sessions. Surely while this state of things continues it is absurd 0 speak of Ireland as a competing nation in ride contestsj and very unfair to put forward sany little oclinque, club, or coterie as represetativesof Ireland in such competitions. As we have already said, we wish Major Leech's " teem" all possible success, but we believe they are courting defeat; we protest against their un warranted ausmption of a character which does not belong to them, and we auiteobleet to the notion that the Irish people should P the sepease of their exeudonl."