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Among other intereeting artioles on the in- refuse
side pages of to-day's MostInto BrSA will be victs t
found: to the
I. Letter from Major uera, l " nIth f thea of adv
lhera Virginia. on the emas of General La's do
hat at Gettysburg. let the
!. Arehblboo Sayly s Will.rk1,
i. Letter of L J. JeuWrs to the New York Wo, you p
Nepertug a onmversaton wth ar. 0.- 1 _- on -
progre of the Catholo Church ien islad. and p
4. Riters of a rem'kabli Irtoh.n. Job clot.
bseo t e world, ýwlob we copyfm n thr
tie onailot. not be
As being of great historical interest and im- _to b
rtof w, aise all our readers to read
(len. Beth's letter. He was one of the beat
ofeera In Lee's army, and boa a personal their
knowledge of all the incidents of the Gettys- top
burg campaign. love
No less than four great projects are now God i
under consideration for railways across the But
continent of Asia. bad I
Pensacola Navy Yard is now looking up, they
the Navy -Department --hving o._colded to decel
build new machine and boiler shops there. abate
Rio Grace, the Moot Rev. Archbishop of New
Orleans, is expected home from his Pastoral Tritl
Visitatlon of the upper coast parishes about mea
the 26th inst. guill
The death is reported this week of Cardinal and i
Annibal Capalti, of the Order of Deacons. ain 1
He was born in Rome, January 11th, 1811, and
was appointed March 13th 1868. the p
Mobile, like New Orleans, is finanoially coun
embarrassed, its troubles arising from the non- Bu
payment of taxes by leading corporations and refer
eitisens who owe about $120,000 for 1877. first
8t. George's Young Men's Benevolent Asso- citis
elation will give a Dramatic Entertainment for mon
the benefit of their relief fund, next Monday for I
evening at 6:30 o'clock in St" Mary's Hall, Con- were
stance street. Admission 50 cents. or
Railroad time from Montgomery to Mobile th
has been reduced to seven hours. A pas
seanger leaving Montgomery now at 8:25 in the s t'
evening, reaches New Orleans before t o'clock indi
the next mornlng, or in less than thirteen Coo
hours. A
·---- --e
A report has found its way into the columns the
of a number of papers to the effect that Rome
had desided to appoint the Right Rev. Wm. I. kin'
Elder, Bishop of NatOhez, to be Co-adjutor to VOt(
the Arohbishop of en 'Franciseo. We are in- i t t
-frmed on very excellet authority that the root
report is not correct. chai
Colunimbu, Ohio, has a mysterious voluntary tsEi
prisoner, a woman. well dressed, of good man
ners and more than usual intelligence, who has tut
been sesigued to a cell at her own request, to a
lives on the prison ration of broad and water den
and devotes herself to the oare of the drunken Re,
prisoners. She goes out, but never far front onl
the slation-honse, has sarubbed and decorated it
her cell, always brings back a bouquet of Im
flowers with her, and will not say who she is Orl
or whence she came. cie
Two agents sent by the great New York nla
houses of Claflin & Co. and E. Meyer & Co., to fin
the city of Mexico, are meeting with much wi
success in securing orders for goods. It is
found that many American prints, domestics, Ie
etc., can be bought much cheaper than
European manufactures of the same clas. If
our people are really what they claim to be, le
the most enterprising in the-world, there is no
reason why they should not Into many lines
monopolize the trade of Mexico and all South in
Amertoan States. lie
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At the Protestant Episcopal Convention in lie
Boston last week a lay delegate named Liver.
more introduced the following resolution: f:
Resohred, That the union of the Church and
State is prejudical to the best interests of m
religion, and the House of Depoties expresses
its sympathy with the efforts now being made
for the severing of the churoh from the state C
in England. R
Upon its being read by the Secretary a hnn- io
dred at least in unison called upon the Cbhair to et
have it laid on the table, which was done in h
short jorder, without aff'rdirg any opporto
nity for discossion. P
A great event is sannonced in English C
Catholic soriot.y-the marriage of the Duke of g
Norfolk to Lady Flora hastings, sister of the 8
Earl of Loadoun iwhoke ancestor was Govern- n
or of New York), and tirst cousin of the Mar- a
aoiS of lluto. 'he Dlouke, a young man, is t
Premier P-er of England, and hereditary Earl
Marshal. Ie has been bred a very strict
Catholio, and is a leader on all important
occasions connected with the Church. He hae
an income of some btO,000 a year, and when
the leases of his Shellield property-he owns
most of that great town-fall nlo, the Norfolk I
estates will be worth near $1,500,000 a year.
An entertainment will be given in St. Al.
phonuss hall, at 7 Pr. . Monday, October 22,
for the purpose of raising funds to provide the
orphans, now one hundred In number, with
winter clothing. This entertainment will con
sist of oomic dialogues and reoitations by the
boys of St. Alphonsos School, and a vrariety of
musicoal selections under the able management
of Mrs. M. Trust.
We are pleased to learn that Mr. A. Bohne
will perform on the iltr, and Messrs. G. Rarse
shabide and L. & C. Trust will enhance the plea
sores of the evening by their fine vocal per
formances. As the entertainment promisoeq
to be very interesting, and the object is so
meritorious, we hope that not only the mem
bers of St. Alphonsus Parish, but the public
in general will dflock in large numbers to St.
Alphonsus' Hall on Monday eveninl next.
The Silent Vote in Franoe.
The London Tablet prints the translation
of a letter, as it is called, or kind of mani
festo, from the pen of Bishop Dupanloup,
published in the Paris Defense. It is a
strong production, energetic, animated and,
to some extent, logical. In our opinion it
is also Illogical to a certain other extent.
The Bishop is evidently a patriot, a man
of action and a man of nerve. His treat
ment of the flimsy excuses of citisens who
refuse to vote is truly scorching. He con
victs them of cowardice and sin ; of treason
to their country and to God. You let your
adversaries, he says, do all the voting ; you
let them take possession of the government;
you put them in a position to insult God
and persecute religion, and then you rely
on the axiom that truth is eternal and can
not be put down by miscreants. "Truths"
-to quote his own words-"do not defend
their ground, if they survive, if they tri
umph, it is by the courage of those who
love and defend them." And againo: "Aide
toi, ise iel t'aidera"--help yourself and
God will help you.
But, they reply, we do not vote for these
bad menA we merely abstain from voting;
i, they do not get in by our action. . You
deceive yourselves, replies the Bishop;
abstention is a56ioi, every oy voteyouafailtto
cast, counts one the more for your opponent.
I Truth will prevail in the end, but in the
i meantime you have the Girondists and
Danton and Robespierre; you have the
guillotine and the torch ; you have invasion
and ruin. Is all this the punishment of no
sin 1 Yes; it is the vengeance of Heaven
upon your sin of cowardly abstention from.
the polls, your flagrant treachery to youx
y country.
But in the Bishop's manifesto we fino
reference to two very significant facts. The
first is that in the elections of 1848 and 184e
o- citizens voted; there was no abstention o
r moment: the second, that at the elecotioi
y for the Chamber recently dissolved ther
in- were three millions of votes uncast. Th
former of these facts suggests the reflectio
le that abstention or timidity is not inheren
in the Conservative vote; the latter lead
he us to suppose that something deeper tha
ck indifference or timidity may influence th
,an CnaervativA masses.
As we understand the situation in France, I "c
the Conservatives at this recent election
e were reduced to the alternative of three
. kinds of candidates. They were obliged to com
vote either for a Legitimist, for an Orlean- of
t- I ist or for an Imperialist. Then, where was of u
e room made for a Conservative who might Tr
chance t" be a Republican 7 It would be
eaid to him: Ths inakes no diflerence, for
tilhe lepublic is guaranteed by the Consti- rec
tutiun, and all these eandidates are pledged spir
to support it. But there is falsehood hid- men
ir den under the truth of these words. The
n Republic is guaranteed until the year 1880 one
n only. ItIs merely a provisional Republic; adre
ad it is on probation, and the meaning of of
of Imperia'ist party, Legitimist patty and
is Orleanist party is that each of those poll tan
cies hopes so to commend itself t tie pop taco
rk ular good will that when the electiotl for a its
to final choice of government shall be held it chs
oh will obtain the popular majority. Ire
is Wkat, then, can a conscientious Repub
0es lican do I Must he vote nolens volens for one
ian of these policies when he detests them all '
SMust he strengthen the hands ofthe Napo Se
he leonists noder penalty of not being a good eat
nes Conservative citizen if he does not, when no
oth in reality he is ardently desirous of estab- en
lishing a Conservative Republic 1 The oi
alternative certainly presents a case of great of
h in hardship, and it is wrong on the part of the b
rr- Government and of Bishop Dupanloap to eh
and force honest people into such a predica- di
of ment. m
Suppose the three millions of voters to be
ate Catholic Republicans. They wanta decent
Republic and are averse to any form of ft
uno- monarchy. Though by far the most pow
r to erful section of the national vote, they t
sin have not a single candidate. They cannot
rte- s
possibly vote for the miserable abortion of t
a Republic intended by such tire brands as
ish Gambetta-a Godless government, an or
t of ganized crime, a hybrid spawn of Freema
the sonry and Communism, that openly an
ern- nounees its war on religion. And yet they
Mar- are not willing to vote for strengthening
n, is the pretensions of any form of monarchy,
Earl because they are Democrats.
triot What then shall they dot
tat They have been doing wrong, they have
abstained from voting. In the place of
)wns that they ought to put up candidates prop
rfolk erly rdpresentative of themselves, staunch
ir. Democrats, decent men, who will respect
the rights of conscience and of property
t. Al- too. If this should produce division in the
sr 22, Conservative vote, it would not be their
.s the fault, but the fault of gentlemen who, like
with Bishop Dopanloup, are tied up in the
i con- meshes of aristocratic tradition.
y theb
sty of Protestant Reliance on the State.
At an Episcopalian Synod or Conven
Sohne tion now being held in Boston an inci
Rare- dent of a very suggestive character occur
plea- red the other day. A gentleman proposed
I per. a resolution condemning the union of
nisse0 Church and State and recommending the
isso same view to the consideration of the Eng
ublm lish Church. It was almost unanimously
to t. rejected. What then is the inference?
Certainly that the Convention favors a
union of Church and State, not in England all
only bat here too, for the resolution could et,
have been divided. maj
But is not this a singular developments jus5
Why, these people are dangerous : they foul
want to subvert our institutions and fetter sid:
our liberties with the bondage of Episcopa- jud
lianism. Talk about Popery. It is non- ints
sense. Instead of Rome's scheming to m0ci
enslave us, it is Canterbury, and we must
oppose the machinations of this crafty sect. tha
Let no more Englishmen be allowed to pee
land north of Mason and Dixon. South of Itoi
that they may indeed enter, beeause it is tiol
not to be supposed in Paritandom that any tici
religion can take root here. cat
Now let us see what kind of a howl this l
perfidious Episcopal plot will call forth an.
from the great and enlightened American his
Protestant press. That press, in which we hit
include a considerable percentage of the dei
se ular papers, is periodically agitated by o
tue ageis
Continent. Popery will inevitably strive Ti
to get possession of the government, and tihl
that would result in the destruction of m'
religious liberty. No, not say these fer- ne
vent. Republicans, the American doctrine ca
must be maintained. No union of Church lei
and State!
How is this, then, that at the very first
opportunity of testing their sincerity the t
pretense breaks down so ntteirly They vi
e simply mean, apparently, that there must
be no union of Catholic Church and State, Ce
e but there is no harm whatever in theunion ei
of Episcopal Church and State. No doubt
the Lutherans and Calvinists could be
forced to a similar admission, for they prac
n tically make it to-day in Germany, Scot
land, Sweden, etc. They would just as n
flatly refuse to censure their brethren of
those countries as the Episcopalians did in h
regard to their brethren of England. All
this hullaballoo, then, on their part about P
0 religious freedom and no union of Church
and State is hypocrisy. It simply means
re no precedence for any sect, unlese their
e own can get it.
Now, the fact is there must always be 1
nt some kind of a union between Church and
State, for this reason. The Church is sov
n ereign in the spiritual domain and has r
e jurisdiction over questions of morals; but
it often happens that questions of morals
necessarily enter into legislative and other
functions of Government; therefore the
State has need of illumination by the
Church in some of its operations. This
t communication between the two is a kind
of union, opou or tecit, according as it is
t recognized or ignoied.~
This is the truly Catholic idea of union
obotween Church and State. It is simply a
r recognized right of jurisdiction over the
sd spiritual dormain, far the enlightenment of a
men individually and collectively. The
b- Protestant idea of such a union is mainly
one of loaves and fishabes. It wants all the
salaries anid very big ones at that. Its
o dream of union with the State is a paradtise
Of of rich benefices and a monopoly of them.
id It is to such a union as this that Protes
tli antism looks longingly forward while
scouting the idea theoretically. The spir
y itaal union of disestablishment has as little
charm for it everywhere else as it has in
Dishonesty in High Places. oa
Is Mr. Spofford entitled to a seat in the of
Senate I One would suppose that an bon
e.t man on being asked that question would or
not like to give an answer until he had Pi
enquired into the facts of the case. Espe- 9
cially if that honest man were the member w
of a board or commission or Senate which e
had the question to decide and had been p
solemnly sworn in the sight of God to T
decide right, we should expect of him the
most cautions and conscientions scrutiny. d
But what is the fact ?
Telegraphic dispatches are abort, but d
frequently to the point. They bring us p
about such information as this : The ques- c
tion of seating Spofford will depend a good a
deal on political exigencies and combina- E
tions. Suppose that the Court's decision
as to the ownership of Smith's farm do
pended a good deal on political exigencies, c
what sould the public think of the judge's
conscience. Yet the question of a senato
rial seat is of vastly more importance than
the ownership of a farm. But grave Sena
tors, conscript fathers, play with the sub
ject as a shuttlecock. Scoffing at oaths of
office and rights of contestants, they care
only to enquire as to what is expedient.
These men are at the head of the nation;
they are the leaders of society, the expo
nents of public thought and principle. If
dignity, justice, wisdom, are to be found
anywhere must we not look for them in the
National Senate ? Its members are sup
er posed to be the most illustrious of our
:e citizens, equally remarkable for their intel
ligence and their probity, set up on high as
examples of the good elements, not the
bad ones, of society. Yet their utter disre
gard of principle and open resort to expe
0- diency would, if exhibited by a petit jury,
I- overwhelm its members with everlasting
,r- infamy.
ad And not only is it the Senate which is
of thus utterly indifferent to its oath, but
be such an institution as the recent Presiden
g- tial Commission, the highest possible polit
ly ical tribunal, is more shamelessly so.
eY What they desire is their sole rule of
a judgment. What is right has no claim at
all upon their attention. Peron- mr
eat, involved in party success, unites as
majority in the most flagrant disregard of
justice. Not one man in the Senate is
found on either side, not one on either
side in the Commission was found, to fr
judge facts so as to conflict with his party ,
interests. Can these things be merely co- B*
incidences ?
This is really a melancholy spectacle- D.
that of a dishonest people. For, snobuch as a
people Is such will be its representatives. .
Honesty is among that people only a ques- U
tion of personal interest uninvolved. Jos- st
tice is administered righteously only be- H
cause the judges have no interest in the
litigation; and it would be idle to expect
any man to decide against his brother or
his father or his party, much more against il
himself. The Roman magistrate who con- el
demned his own son to death would be out
of place in a Senatorial mob that cannot ti
look beyond the exigencies of its party. a
The rs
the confessional and brings him forth to a
f make restitution of ill-gotten gains will v
never bring about the surrender by a typi- t
cal American of a Senatorial seat fraudu
lently obtained.
American justice cannot be relied on
when in conflict with expediency. Such is
t the evidence of the telegraph; such is the
verdictofpopularQopinion. It is unblush
t ingly avowed; its avowal is tranquilly re
ceived. Popular morality is not sensitive
u enough to be shocked by it.
It is true that interest builds up the su
e peratructure of social progress, but the
foundation must be justice. Without that
there is no stability. Any social fabric,
no matter how mighty in its proportions,
which is based on injustice is like the
house built upon sand. It cannot resist
11 the tempest. A dishonest people cannot
it permanently be a great people, and, there
h fore, the highest aspiration which a pa
triot can have is to see his countrymen so
imbued with the spirit of fairness as to
demand a decent respect for justice on the
D part of their representatives. In the face
od of such a public, the statesman who can
trifle with his oath and canvass important
I rights in the light of expediency would
at not care to see his moral leprosy advertised
b by the telegraph.
All society is divided into two classes, Bgli
those who have enough to live on, and those cm
who haven't. The latter work hard, and live Bl
" from hand to mouth," while the former are mIiI
ust as busy all the time, taking care of what Voe
they have. The hard workers rarely get Fav
rich, because their wondrous "fellow feeling" *qj,
inclines them always to help their needy A
neighbors, and often they freely give ten,
twenty, or even fifty per cent. of their day's 1
earnings to help some poor school, hospital, LEA
churoh, or other charity fund; and so, when Par
they go into the other world, their hands are am
empty of this world's wealth. the
(But do you think God does not know the
sa ings bank in which they have placed their t
precious deposit, safe from moth and rust and ha
robber ) Tb
On the other hand, the unfortunate rich man Lt
is so "busy about many things," that he is ,n
often surprised by death's call, before he has
thought of setting his house in order and con
sequently has to hurry off unprepared, leaving
a lot of plunder for lawyers and unloving b
heirs. But there is a way to avoid this
calamity, and that is, to imitate the example u
of the late Mr. Denis Costigin, of Dnb!in, as o
narrated in the last London Tablet : h
MUNreICrr BxquEsrT.-An old and hon- h
ored citizao, who recently died amongst us, has
provided in his will for the distribution of his m
property after a noble and edifying fashion.
Mr. Denia Costigin, the lamented gentleman to tl
whom I allude, was, for years, the Treasurer
to the Dublin Corporation, and was a man of t
stainless character, of great intelligence, and s,
practicalpiety. He lived a very unostenta
tions life, and amassed a considerable property.
The lists of his obarithble btquests amount to
$75 000 in addition to which, he has left the resi
due of his money at the disposalof the Cardinal a
Archbishop of Dublin, and two other trustees, t
for charitable purposes. The total sum for
distribution will amount, I believe, to about
£15,000, distributed anmong about fifty Or- t
8 phans Asylums, poor ushools, hospitals,
churches, etc., and placed in the handsof snuch
organizations as the St. Vincent de Paul Society
and the Sooiety for the Propagation of the
Faith. The bequests range in value from $500 i
n to $5,000 each.
At the last meeting of the Board of Trustees
of the Peabody Educational fund, the Trea
surer's report was read, showing that during
the last ten years $984,450 bad been distributed
in the Southern States, of which Virginia got
$202,250 ; North Carolina, 287,600 ; South Caro
line, $27,650; Georgia, $71,002; Florida, $48,450;
Alabama, $55,450; Mississippi, $58.578; Louisi
ana, $55,850 ; Texas, $18,600; Arkansas, $60,600;
e Tennessee $191,650, and West Virginia $107.710.
The total sum distributed last year was $89,400,
; of which Virginia received $18,350; North
- Carolina $4,900; South Carolina, $4,300; Geor
gia, $4,000; Florida, $6.500; Alabama, $3,700;
id Mississippi, $6,990; Louisiana, $2,000; Texas,
2e $10,800; Arkansas, $6,300: Tennessee, $15,850,
and West Virginia, $6,810.
ar "The latest freak indulged in by the min
,1. isters of the Irish Protestant church," says
as the London Universe, "is that of holding a Re
be treat,' the spot selected therefor beleg
Lisaniskes, which most be regarded as hal
e- lowed ground henceforward. Twenty-two
e clergymen have availed themselves of this
YS opportunity of intreasing their godliness,
ag whilst many others sent letters expressing re
gret for their inability to attend through the
pressing claims upon their time. The present
mt 'Retreat,' which is, we believe, the fret of its
In- kind held in Ireland, is the work of the Con
it- servative or anti-revision party."
Immense and varied stock of new goods at
of Levy Brothers', corner Magainse and St. Andrew
at streets.
The Amerialn Catholic Quarterly review October,
1877. Philadelphia: Hardy h hony. T
New Orleans : C. D. Elder, Agent. T
This last number of Volume IL resehes us, *PP
freighted as sual with a rihob literary cargo,
as may be seen by the following manifest: .Up
', The Nunclo and the two Viars Apostolic." ad
By John Charles Earle, B. A., Oxon. Go
"Positivism and Evolationism,"-- . C. 8. P. ford
"A Catholic Poet of the 17th Century,"- well
D. A. Csserly.
.Professor HBxley on Evolntionl"-RAY. Thu
A. M. Kirsoh, 0. 8. C.
' Hunting Sitting Ball,"-Gen. John Gibbon, yea
U. S &r. y. Ao•.
."The Rlations of the Church and the Con- oaf
stitution of the United Saes,"---S. B. A. doll
Harper. ,,
"8yria Grammars,"-Very Rev. James A. had
Corooran, D. D.
and the asoostomed scholarly "Book Notices," Gp
all of which we hope to enjoy and share, at wa;
least synoptically, with our readers, at an we
early day. Tb
t Already we are seamolently acquainted with ta
t the merits of this Reriewo to wish, from our w
so)ul, that every reading man in New Orleans the
were numbered among its subsoribers. It bl.
n costs but fve dollars a yea,
l worth a cart-load of the ordinary magazines of Tr
the period. era
L' ConceRT sFOn T. THaera s FEMALE Oa- thi
P'EAN AeLUM.--Next Thursday evening, 25th "i
n inest, a grand Concert will be given in Grune ed
s wald Hall for the benefit of St. Theresa's Fe- tb
ie male Orphan Asylum. This institution is the pa
b- home of over one hundred little girls under th
e- the-age of tenears.-witngshefalre of
,a the Legislature for a number of years to vote fit
it the relief that was usual in anto bellum as
times, and even for some years after the war, ol
and to the great poverty of its friends, the to
Sisters in charge have experienced great diffi- tb
at culty in securing even the barest necessariese
IC, of life for the little ones under their charge. l
15, At the present time they appeal for the funds w
he necessary to buy bread. 81
1st The programme will be as follows: fr
ot 1. Duet, "Ifeel thy presene wres'erI stray." Hleran  a
Miu A. Llbermsnn and m's Ida Risemn. m
's- . Solo (cornet) "Une serenade." Air and variations.
(ChapesIa). Mr. George Pritchard. 81
a- 3. Song' "anoy Lee"---......------...... - A hi
Mr. J. Bos h.
50 4. Solo (violin) "Luoresl Bore" ... ....Donisett!
MIWa A. Mercier. re
to 5. Waits-Bondo........... . ..........Gumbert
he .D ,o A. Gugeahelm. t .
6. Duet. "In eto fr ls e ..........Donisett
Mis A. Seswell and Mr. J. Bros.
7. Solo (nte) ....--......................M. A. Mallard ia
an a. Ballad, 'Kathleen Mavourneen" .............Crouch
Mmr Ida ieman. C
hut Part Seoond -a1
rid Grand Drawing Room Entertainment, w
ed By the Amateur Minstrel Club. e,
Emlle Ames, bones, Charles F. Trust, interlocutor; 0
Milt. H. Duncan, tambo.
Ballad, "Drifting along" (new)............. r. Trust b
Comic resfrain "Aunt Jemims.'...........mile Ames d
e, Bailled, "tSe that my graves's hept reen hde
.H. RBareshide h
SComic ditty .'Up dar In the sky". .....Mil. H. Duncan
lye Baad, ' een Allanna............ T. B. Cahnbley
Finale ................Ames, Duncan and Companeoy
are Mitt H. Duncan....... .......in hs funny specialties e
at Vooalduet, "*(on: wlth me" .
T. H. Cahnbley and Cy- Trust j
et Favorite telectiions ....................... Cy. Trust c
Milt. H. Dnc.u....... in his old neero impersonations.
ig" "Box nad Cox' ..Geo. B Eareehide and Gee. Pritchard. e
dy Adumiesion, fifty cents.
LEANS.-Last Sunday, the New Orleans Rifle edi
Park was tho scene of a spirited contest abe
among the members of the Mitohel Rifles for En
the possession of the "Goodwin Badge." The im
rules governing this match were adopted at qh
the last meeting held by the company-of- ool
hand, military position. The weapons used al
were Springfield military rifles, fifty calibre ha
The following is the score: ad
Lieut. John P. T.ohe ..........0 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 3--34 a
Sapt. M.Cooney .............. 454333u3 4-29 or
M. J. Cooney.. ..............4... 4 2 4 2 0 3 3 3--235
4 O'C2onnor ..20........... 5U 4 i 3 0 3 2 9 0--91 ti
Liet. H. F. Brennen ..........O 3 3 0 2 0 2 0--14 00
SergesntJsa. O'Connell .........2 0 witheraw. a1
Lieut. John P. Roche having made the in
highest score, was accordingly adjudged to be ht
the possessor of the badge. He will retain it
until the next contest, which will take place se
on the second Sunday of next month. We
have been informed that this prize is to be m
"shot for" on the second Sunday of every te
a month. is
Capt. M. Cooney, having made off-hand at T
the 500 yard range twenty out of a possible Id
f twenty-five, was made the recipient of the t
d second prize, two bottles of wine, presented
Sby Hy Marquart, of the New Orleans Club.
. Persecution of Catholics still rages in great 2
ml and united Germany. Nor is it confined to mat- a
a ters of great public concern, but is brought
home to the humble masses of the people in h
r- the affairs of every-day life, as the following t
Is, incident, among many of a like nature, will
t show:
he In all Catholic parts of Germany a cross or
00 the statue of some saint is to be tound in the
public highways, before which wayfarers are
n the habit of saying a prayer. In the Polish
oee part of Germany the people adhere to this good
sa- old Catholic custom even with more fervor
than in the rest of Germany. Now a few days
g ago a cross of this kind was inaugnrated in the
led public road near Anastrzewo, in the duchy of
tot Posen, and on blessing this cross the priest,
Father Sieg, of Orohowo, addressed a brief
ro- admonition to the people. What earthly of
J0; fence could there have been in this? Yet
isi. Bismarck's local subs found out that the forty
00; people who were present on that occasion form
ed an illicit public meeting, and so thirty-four
10. of them were summoned to appear last week in
100, the police court of Witkowo, and were each
rth sentenced to a flue of three shillinns. They
have one and all appealed to the superior
tor- court.
cas, It costs the city of New York $4,000,000 a
gO, year to educate 123,000 children in the public
schools, an average of $32 for each child per
annum. The " College of New York," which
n- is the highest of the schools, instructs 100
iays youths in special branches at a cost of $185,000
per annum, or a little less than $1000 a piece.
Ang s the children of poor people have to go to
work at the age of thirteen or fourteen years,
two this expensive luxury is paid for out of the
this public treasury for the benefit of the rich. New
ess, York would find itoheaper to send these young
re- people to some of our first-class colleges where
the the charges average from $300 to $600 per an
sent nom.
Jon- Flowers, to grow well in winter, should come
from the mureery in good condition. Storra, Harrison
& Co., of Painesville, Ohio, guarantee the safe arrival
Is at of their plants in perfect order. Bulbs, roses, earna
drew tions, etc. Send for their catalogue, Their bulbs are
imported direct from Rotterdam, Holland.
Mobile 3e.stsr.
The recently held Georgia Convention
appointed a committee to memortalise Con.
greos as to the cotton tax whieb was eel.
reeted from our people just after the war.
Upon that committee were some of the best
and ablest men of the State, Joshua Hill,
General J. R. Lawton, General W. T. Wof.
ford, Hon. B. F. Barnett, and others equally
well known for high characeter and honesty.
This committee made a report to the Con.
vention which set Out the faet that in the
years 1865, 1866, 1867 and 1868, the people
of Georgia paid on accounet of this illegal
tax no less a sum than twelve millions of
dollars. The amount paid here into Alabama
must have exceeded that sum, as Alabama
had more cotton at the close of the war and
produced more just after the 'ar thsa
Georgia. We would not be far out of the
way to say that the people of Alabama
were forced to pay $15,000,000 cotton tau.
The Georgia Committee set forth that this
tax was illegal, unjust and oppressive end
r was gathered from a people illy able to
bear the burden-and that it was levied on
t the product of the labor of whites and
t blacks alike, the blacks at that time being
with one-third of the crop.
f They conclude by as ing e
eroment to retain the amount collected,
and that it be paid into the State Treasury;
,. that one-third of it, the part which repre.
b senta the labor of the tillers of the soil, be
set aside as a perpetual school fund for the
" education of the colored people, and that
- the remainder be returned to the original
ie parties who paid the tax or be devoted to
or the education of the white children of the
of State, as the General Assembly may deter
nto ne;--Although- the wole-sb Otjeet
finally laid upon the table .by a close vote,
m as involving matters not germane to the
w" object of the Convention, it is interestinu
be to notice the warm argument it-elicited, and
R- the unanimous opinion of the Committee,
ga and of the Convention that the tax was
illegal and oppressive and should be te
ll funded to those who paid it. All of these
do who opposed the report, did so upon the
ground that it was hopeless to expect relief
from Congress. But why is such an expec
an tation hopeless ? Is there any reason why
a money improperly collected by the Gov.
ernment should not be returned I We
ms have known of Instances in which merchants
,i have had hundreds of thousands of dollars
returned to them by the Customs Depart.
" ment after illegal levies. If imposts, erro
tea neously or illegally collected, can be re
stored to individuals, why cannot excises
illegally imposed be returned as readilyl
Certainly the amount involved does not
alter the equities of the case. A silk or
wine merchant of New York is able to
employ Mr. Evarte to sue and recover his
or; overpaid or illegally collected duties, but
the impoverished cotton grower of Ala.
ant bama is not able to prosecute his claim. It
n does not comport with the dignity and
ide honor of the Government to force each
n petty cotton grower into court and then
ny plead the statute of limitations upon him.
;s We hope Congress will meet this question
,,t just as an honest guardian would mdt a
ust claim upon himself for money col0s=ed
[ erroneounely or illegally from the estate of
his ward.
The retirement of Mr. Delane fro- the
litorship of the London Times, after havisn
een abundantly rumored, has at last become
fixed fact, and is an event in the history of
onglish journalism without a parallel in its
mportance. There can be little deobo tbsl
nore than a year ago Mr. Delano, in ae
ouence of inoreasing bodily lnfrmities ies
,ompelled to withdraw from thatoloee ,psa
1l supervislon of theoolcmnsof the Th-annd_
which for the previous six and thirty yjae
sad been in the habit of exercisinog. I
ifeot was immediately felt. The weake
and inconsistenoy shown by she Timee thro.
aut the later stages of the Eastern nom-t
lione have for some time pmt been a subjoeto
conatant remark in London; and the parse
lity of the late editor has derived additiori
importance now that it has become apparei
how utterly dependent the leading jouer
was upon hia guidinggenius,
Mr. Delane directed the policy of the papal
selected the subjects for the dally artiola
and in a short written memorandum presrib
the character and tone of eahe article. Tbi
memorandum his practised staff had learn
to expand and expres in a style so smillt I
each other that one of the most strlkit
featores of the paper was its nnifornlit
Though he never wrote an article himsN
Mr. Delane spent every night, from 10 deled
to 3 in the morning, correcting or addiiit
tbh(e which were submitted to him.
Writing from Rome under date of Septein
24th, the correspondent of the London llI"
The Archbishop of Sens, Mgr. BernTet
has recently arrived in Rome, and was r
in special audience by the Holy Father.
brought a large offering of Peter's Pence in
name of his diocese. On Monday, the 161th
September, some English and foreign gemo
men and ladies, to the number of tbirsty
were received in audience by the Pope. O
of these ladies, an Englishwoman, wase5i
dcally spoken to by His Holiness, who e
various inquiries, and disooursed upon the
oesity of frequeut and earreet prayers for
Church under the present calamitions pesI
tions. He recommended the practice of N
ing the beads and the devotions more eelse
ly connected with the sufferings of Oar
The health of His Holiness s exoellens
celebrates Mass every day, and gets tbro1tl
his other duties with marvellous puncts
A San Francisco newspaper has Scco
plished a remarkable feat in telegrapt
The morning after the Interoational T
shooting at Creedmnoor it came out with
broadside of diagrams ot the targets, b
ing accurate representations of the sour
as proved by the New York papers receil
a week afterward. These disgrams
been transmitted over the wires by a
process, invented and patented by O01
the proprietors of the journal, and not?
generally understood, but which msay
taln the germ of great things
The improvement in the times is no,
more evident than at the popular now dry goad
of Messrs. e. H. Adamse aBrothers, 594 SI"
B street, four doors above St. Andrew. The stoar
all times received even more than a fair share of
patronage, but since the first of the month the
of customers has beeen lmost doubled. This:
not only to the superior quality and styles of I
offered there, but to the extremely low prices sid
they are ofered. Self Interest therefore I.e
who have money to spare to call at :94 sad exa
- stock before investing elsewhere.
I Gentlemen who have families are
a. when they hear that their wives buy at Lev*y
ea 5s and 57 Magazine sreet, as they are thee a'
blUs cannot be high as prices there are so low,

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