OCR Interpretation

The morning star and Catholic messenger. (New Orleans [La.]) 1868-1881, February 24, 1878, Morning, Image 6

Image and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86086284/1878-02-24/ed-1/seq-6/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 6

M fning r and Catholic Messenger. for
mW r.Lm UMpe, UUIDAT. FEllr'UARY a r rl
ii'NlIAL NE IV I'  ES l1. ea
At Oban, West Highland of Scitlisntl, last w
year, it rained on '.'I da.s out of the .;1, ,andl W
yet the people conplain that th crops were thr
. -t good. (uie
According to tilt, ceolnn theld on the 1-t of Ti
January la.t, the population of Madrit Is uvi
404,66$ persotes. Ateeortlig to the ltateemnlua Nat
Yearbook it was, in I";4, I;.S.7-) lit
Arable dispatch says it is officially stated It
btat Mr. James Lwtlcer will be appointed rett
OhtlefSecrtsry fr rlrelatnd, in place of Sir sht
Michael flick, IBeachl wi,, succeeded .,)rd on
Ornuarvon as Culntall Secretary. ta
Among the recent shipments to Enrrpe by
the Waltham Watch Companyv as a lot Of
00 steml winding watcthes, by order of the
jrittsh Oovernment, for the tse of condnctors
and engineers on thbe State railroads of India.
This order was obtaited in dllrrot cuntpetition t"l
with foreign manufacturers.
The Motlet bell punch is in favor with the ha
Richmond, Va., liquor slhlor. Flns: it Is a an
check upon his bartender, just as It is on a Tn
ear conductor; second it enablh, hint to raise oe
the price of every drink of whiskey and atl pr
plejack live cents, of which snm he only pays u
cne-halft the State; third it puts an end to an
the credit system. be
In Rutland, Vt., the Congregationalists re- ex
lose to partake of the sacrament from the in,
same cup with their colored brothers and sin- all
tens. Oneoup was passed around to 101 white ab
mn and women, one of whom eat in the same s
pew with the four colored persons, and then of
another cup-a pewter one-was served to the ab
two men of African deseent. th
A tooth the size of a small ham, and similar
ia shape,weighing twelve pounds, was extract- no
di from the jaw of a white elephant in Ceylon li
while the animal was under the influence of Ia
ubloroform. The dental operation was per- th
ermed to relieve the beast of the great pain sh
eassed by exposure of the nerve owing to the oh
decay of a portion of the bone. pl
On Wednesday, Jan, 29, all France began
drawing at the ballot-box for army service. th
When tne drawing for the First District of the a
city of Paris came on, the name of Bonaparte
was called, and Pi ioe Joachim Muort present
ed himself as a relative in place of the ex- on
PrineeImperial, w no, being the eldest son of ,,
a widow, was, on that account, excused. th
1 Paris newespper charged the proprietor ex
of u bath with ,lending in to the Emperor of tI
-aail n bill of $100 for a bath fnrnished, the as
Imperial' i.sttr. An actionwas begon against gIl
the ecndtetor of the journal for Itoul, and he ab
has teen tade to pay $'0) fine and have the
,jdgrmen oif the court Iubibshed in his own th
paper al,, another joutrnal at the choice of the or
plaintiff. as
A r orio'u newspaper has the following tio
"death rotice :' I communicate to all my to
friends ani r acuaintances the sad news that It
at 3 p. m. to- orrow I shall incinerate, accord- th
ing to all the rules of art, my late mother-in- hi
law, who has fallen asleep with faith in her li
Lord. T te funeral urn will be placed near or
the furnace. The profoundly eslited sonin- w
Ilw, Brandolf Lobhtier." Pt
An ingenious water faucet, through which B
water is drawn as cold as toe, is the invention of
of a California. Boiling water placed in any to
seeptaole and allowed to run throngs, will fe
he faund coland uit to drink. The fauooet
soatalns numerous small tubes enclosed in t
larger ones, and between the outside of one A
and the inside of the other certain chemicals of
are packed which produooe the desired effect. at
Frog culture is the latest Western industry, p
and is being systematically carried on in Min- n
neeota. It is a simple process, consisting d
chietly in the protection of eggs and tatpoles ci
from birds and other enemies by means of wire el
noreens. l'te product thus far reported tl
amounts to .t 000 dozen legs, of which two- rl
thirds have been shipped wt St. Louis, where f
they br:ng an average of twenty cents per ei
dozecn. I
Tha Galft t I ,lt ,-ortowa tp blistes A t lett.r l
trous ir.f i lt ,sistone t, i i Litt I, t' ith e l i'r e r, tlb
thon fre ii Rcussont 'tl tl-ih e talks of toe. It
'theatrit ol tl :ci ' ,I lrti lIt lct tli t1,l " i at,
ethe r ee z , () c:it l't-,l ) tititii It elht I tttlei , t
A vtertmen itti int wBeay riot te fnact
tlh ong  tiutr lont. ttd b l. siho t "c,, p.ilol ltti i
tr t.y tl t.t ti , it ' t .te r st ot e awarlc,
ed to ti hi. e taki t: the . t tie t 1e L ,o 'ttp le I ta
Mtate of Montcniii ro; ti '.l ,,,';.r. S tit l lgitrta
will be free fraino .1 cont lt'ti ,n with I'utkey.
A sign ft tel. tintf sseay t' read in the fact
that the Lp-xiigton tKensttt "ko I tiler, an j ,tirt
sal owned and ttt dtied by t wt e cltord tlet alnd
evotred to the interests of the Aft ican race, ,
the State n oilf the editors was formerly an i
-emumr of a he Miaend isppi agiside ure, an-d Lie
experiert" lt carpet tog politics aetit-iild hin t
that rdipulltocan profotsions of friendship for
his race onould be depended on only -o long as
eolored men voted the Repany oblisen ticket.
An eadmirable to the economy eems to prevail at
Krupp's town of Essen. Every workman is in
a siddlense partner, becilliause outside of his wages
smade rnee, and is put aside for him, an-ii
ordlug to the profits of the shop in whe th be
works. aryt theeod oft sixteen years it would
monatly yield as much per week as his wages.
single men Van ive well on twenty-one cents i
aday The Bread Company of Essen supplies i
baread pre to the h;nd;; at cost price A great
seret of the clheapuess inthat there are no
aidrlemen and oi illicit or dishonest gains
made il inyth oily.
The tirst tutitial batch of statistic' i born of
the Mtf l't regsoIer, in Virginita, hiiows that
from the meiddlet, of Slptember last to the lt of
alcoholich ad she litt U mall drinks. Leaving
out thop lo. ldpurchased in large quantisell
for exclhm wo home counm uption, !It,- register
wouthemld d roen he n average of 4 0f ell did.nks
pbler aniutii. . alin g the re giteredtt anld es
imated tion for a tL on theird ndru ) drin culs,
tInhe anllip.el e il t t dtnk per voter, t r
iand bycui Ftch and ohrCouly.ls at Co
taInvetitnoplen intIstotd that the distopmbtress i
that it cannot be e a o gerat d. More tanon
0000of the dron from l eury ent pk.ts of the Tyor
WOh empire had, dtring the reviot faus ten days,
arrives ofin the cat A hpctal. The wper n3 that ere
Uboio att entio ro w s t ld to eand almosjet
farm tihe fact that h ar et echools, andto
bealoa thav e ien glh en hnp for ny to pacor
temand when he toltad haser ro e fell dead. A several
labie anti-e piuose, bt meeting has boe hfeld an
a petition for a te on thverhre drug ,t in carula
In an oeppel seot to the French leape,
t pphetged by French and otherdiConels at Con-i
steantinople, it Irs statedo t-Chat te distress i of E
h0000 perLsons from e: Ifferent part--is am of the Tr
opih empire had, dring the ion previous ten daynIs,
byrived in tle apeithera. Thie m ajority wer
wdthonet elter, insuffihoiently lo aed in anto
ur gioeal to rigoron wit ter, anat alIim0o
lanheter the purpose, but means of feedtingo
a adinbeete.mr speakinff, at a town meeting of
citizeno on Jan. 1, said; "Mr. Cross in  tls
former speech had said that ihere were fontr $
British interests which England must not I1
allow to be tourched--the ponsseesli of Co'n- ti
stantinople, the free passage of tli,, Dar- al
aIsnelles, the Sne/ canal, and tier domiinioos in iI
India. lie confessed that he bohll inever go vi
with the whole statement of Mr. Cross, for it $:
was alimot a necessity in the coorse of events y.
that RoCsia should, if vict.rioli,. either occupy $s
Constantinople or appear before its walls. b
They hadl the pledge word of ti Czar that,
even if for military purposes it miight be neces
sary for his arms to occupy Coi,utantinople. 5]
lie had not the least intention of retaining it.
It further seemed to him (the speaker) that in
regardc to the Dardanelles, no water way
should be closed against any power. The is
only vital interest which concerned England B
was the entzcanal. and no, one would main- o
tail that to be in danger."
--- a
Lodon, Jan. 24.-The Board of Trade re- n
turns for the Uriled Kingdom, for 1877, base sl
just been made public, and are creating an on- o
nusual inte.est. For a few years past imports P
have been growing in aii astonishing manner,
and exports have been as steadily diminishing. C
The adverse balance of trade-large enough in p
ordinary times-has assumed such magnificent w
proportions as to create universal alarm, and w
every one is earnestly asking the cacses of it, o
and when things are likely tochange for the it
better. An unfavorable trade balance is no new n
experience for Great Britain, but its enormousa i
increase In the past few years is what causes a
alarm. Before 11172 this balance had been b
about $,75,.000.000 yearly ; in 1877 it was at
least $726,000,000 It presents a gloomy picture a
of the state of British trade, and no one seems d
able to extract any comfort from te flgnres of n
the Board of Trade returns. .
The mere fact of an adverse trade balance is a
not of itself a certain proof that the country Is
livingupon its capital. Englishoapitalists have I
large inveatmenks in all parts of the world, and t
the returns from these sources are enormous. 8
She can afford to buy more merohandise than t
she sells, and, unless her purobasee are sufi- t
oiently large to equal both her exports and her t
profits from foreign investments, she is still on t
the safe side. There are some indications that v
this limit has really been passed, and ohief a
among these is the fact that the conntry lost b
gold largely by export last year. During the t
ast sixteen years the export of gild has but a
once before been larger than the import. uIn e
1872 the export of gold was g6 400,000 greater d
than the import, but in all the other years the t
excess was upon the other side. Last year 1
there was a sudden change of figures. The t
export of gold bullion and specie was l101.- a
8tll;930 and the imports only $77,25t.,bt5,
showng a loss of g21,517,:t10,s.
Daring the prosperous years that followed 1
the close of our civil war, England's trade in
creased rapidly, and the people more and more, t
as their trade grew larger, turned their atton- t
tion to mannufacturing, and give correspond- 1
ingly less attention to the producing of food. i
In 1872 their prosperity was at flood tide, and I
their adverse balance was that year less than it
had been before since 1 59J. In 1873 came our a
financial crisis in the United States. It forced I
our people to the praotice of economy; t
wages were soon largely rednued, and our I
purchases from foreign countries were
much less than before, in 1842 we bought
British and Irish produce to the value I
of over $203,000,000; in 1876 we bought I
to the amount of cnly about $41,000,000. A 1
few years ago we were England's best onateom
er by a handsome amount; we are not so now, I
though there is nothing to regret in the fact
A partof the nomlinal exports of England to
other countries are really only reshlpmcuts,
and the ligures I give above are for Britidh
products excleruveiy. This loss of custom is
most severely felt bohere. But we have not only
diminished our'purchases; we have also dis
covered that we have greater resounrces, great
er facilitit , and probably more skilful bands
than the muotter country, and have concluded
that we rmight quite as well manfsaotnrc gaiids
fir England as to have England muiannicture
,henr for us. lIi other sords, we h.ve nlot only
hB'gun tio ulpply uIrt.elvee, hiut aintve actuall,
Il.otio livnily io;,pel ilors for England's foreign
largely neconn it fir the iterltite of tito .i
itnt, ,ttry; out l-i'.tvt'e atdt I.rmiauiy ire al-.
Itipl tlj .i t;; I, i a I i aii ants a;i. Ibu, i ,ti L -tr
t iil:. t.n - u in (;luau iii yearn punit
1111 tii t le of i;eat titatt i d ttc ist t , e uii ly
on ti, atint . 'Ii tu , te i -ie i tii %,I- ,:1O I-i pre
vaiiiil aL lioi. iwit coutiiy was ittle tilt iiero
nlit.l it t1 7. but Ira." ;isc tiis very - nrot's
low. Tiuh he hutitig tratldn alone show omui.i
saettti : over~ilhtug e-Ine l:auunihbe. '1ie
irue anll col ital e n Cee(I l to tL l) :r mlst In
wiurlrl-reilownued t8hefli-dll , no uianiy w,,rknmui
ati, sut of eipllll oy'(iel t, anl .I ineb.) II t.l -ring
prvatln co lintiuence, tihat asiiet drlyiv the
nenshlape! speak of the 'distress in Stttihld.'
The relief committee there ban become one of
the miost important bodies in the place. In
Stallordehire the distress among those who
are out of work is also attractiug the notice of
the whole country. In Wales the distress is
t widespread and terrible iu the coal and iron
Idistricts. Cases of starvation are plenty, and
a it looks as though there were British interests
close at home needing quite as much attention
e as any in the vicinity of Constantinople.
I In competing for the tradeof the world Et g
I. land has one very great disadvantage. Food
s is higher than in any other European country,
s and fully twice as high as in the United
t 8ates. Even coa', of which there is so much
o in England, is at least $1 i0 higher in London
a than in New York. llHgh priced food is oer.
taiuly not an element i f cheap production. i
f the cotton, coal, and iron industries wages are
,t indeed almost universally being reducnoed from
lf ive to twelve and a half per cent, but it is
- hard to see how the workmans is to reduce his
k living explenses to that extent. One of the
,s peculiarittes of British imports is the large
sr amnonut. and large increase of amount, of
to foreign food. No other country no largely de
Spinds upotn foreign countries for bread as this.
In 1., the average cooeniuiption of foreign
r foodl wan lli for each petn.tIi iii the United
i, Kigudol ; it 1-t, it was $ u, atils iu 1-7 even
itiPttiaue ht[hai..
In 1-T., the Vinote [ oolen aRti wl rtt nri
rionulutturas txported was It(;:.HUi.t0U:
l1T, it wai butt I- I; :0 U0. Iu 1-7J rm.notn i .ac
tliurs of itrn anit tteel were exporiled to the
t.unet e l ea o[ t 0..: to 1'.: olsy ;1t 0,000 ut,0
1|aunfacturet of nllcu showed a very Tl.g it
itcreasli o tr l-t; but they were It.-it i vaitti
in that -uair than Ii any other since 1-tn. In
a very few canea s there ai an increase, but in
takiir a enrvey it the whole list, one ntiuces
a general tlavor of decay. 9
lu 1--21, the exports of Blritish products
amounted to $t20,000t0,000. From this time
they increased steadily and tapidly, and un
1871 amounted to $1,115 0000011; in 17'-, to
$1.281,000,000; and to 1t 73I, to $1 i77,,U0,0.00
Here a deoline set in, and each year sinoe the
figures have been less than for the preceding
year. The value of exports for 1;77 was $93 -
0100000, a decrease of nearly $lt.,0l,000 on
The figures relating to imports are much
more rematkable than those relating to ex
ports. The tiguree given inolude only anon
part of the total imports as was retained for
home consumption-re-exports have been de
dacted. In 1'7, imports amounted to $A20,
COO) 1t01): in I;23, to $1)7,000.000 ; in 1."71, to
$1: Iti: 00t,1,o0; in lt76, to $L,595 0011 000 : aci
tu 1t77, to the enormous sum of $1E .720 lt'0,00i,
or an intiteale of '12',000,000 over those of
1I7t; The total import for 1=77 is etliciall3
statved but t-*t re.xport-fr-- thbt -year ls--an
e"stntitte which, I owever, is generally assumed
by financial anthtorltiee to lie a rest'iable one.
The itenie of incrttea, as comiparedu with a o;o,
ate actlties of food itoitly.
In 1-;', t' advoictl ' hl Lance of trade amonut
ed to $117 ,ti ,vto0 ; the following year it was a
little more than double that amount; and for
many sooeediog year the balancO w-e about
e275,0,1 00o yearly. Io the prosperous year of
1'72, it saak to an unusnally low figare. From
this time the increase of the balance of trade
against (reat Britain has been so very rapid
thb uswe give the amount of the balance for each
Vear, JI 1P'72 it was $200000000; in 1,;3,
$:3011O00001); in 1-71. S:it;200000; in 16;:,
44;1 00o 'ou ; in l-7;, 5'J2,0 00 0 ; and in 1I77,
St-2o,0,000. The lam amounti is Dno ,fljizi,
but is the ,'etimate given in a imers editorial.
Special Cablegrams to the N. Y. Freemaun' Journal.
I Freemac' Journal, February 16 I
1 On Thuraday, the 7th inet., a cable dis
patch was sent to the 1'einman's Journal, from
Rome, partly in cypher, esying that, after dae s
of gratifying contalesoeone, the0 Holy Father
had been attacked by an acoetm in the blonchia,
and at 4 o'clook Thnrsday morning was given
over by his physicians as pest hbnuman cre.
2 At a late hour on Thnrsday-hbe dispatch
not reaching ns till Friday morni.ng-our corre
spondeut telegraphed to as the peaceful death
of him that had h,aen'our so dearly-beloved
Pope, at forty minutes past 5 iP. M
3. On Friday, February 8. our correspondent
cablegraphed to us the tllcial report of the
physicians attending the late Holy Father It
was recorded that the disese of which be died
was an obstiuate bronchitis (that is, an affection
of the air tubes leading from the throat down
into the longs] and that the immediate cause
of death was pulmonary purolysis. [In plain
language, the longs, not, receiving tne neees
mary air, on acccut of the obstrnotiou of the
bronobhial air toJes, ceased to act.1
4 On Saturday, the J.b, a caulegram was
sent us, that: "Twenty-four bonr after the
decease of the deplored and holy Pontiff, the
uody of the august deceased was embalmed
The process was perfect. The visage seemed
as if resting in a peaceful slumber."
"There was, in the Hall (of the Council?)
in the Vatican, a private tzposition for venera
tion, held from 11 to 4 o'oaook, Lon that day,
Saturday, the 9th] In the evening, it being
the tlrd day, the body of thslate august Pon
tiff was conveyed to St. Peter's. There, for
the three days of the 10th, 11sh and 12sh of
the month the body will be exposed topublic
veneration." [From the silence of our admir
able cable corsuepondent, we are enpoeebi to
know how to conolude that this public exposi
tion for veneration and affection, as making, as
of long usage, in the fbhapel of the Most Bleass
ed Sacrament, in St. Peter's. The Lead of the
deceased towards the Altar of the Chapel, and
the feet close to the gate of iron railings, and
wituoot covering, that the frithful, during
theso three dlays and nights, may approach
and pay their hotmage to the dead Vicar of
Christ, by I)issing, hi; feet through the bars ,of
the iron grating. All this we understand, ant
wish onr readers to understand I
. The entosbrent or tsmtn:lation of the mor
tal remains of the wonderful Pope Piun IX is
to take place on Wednesday, February 13 u, iu
the evening, and priratcly. [The excetenve
stupidity of the Piedmonteee telegraphic em
ployees in Rome render another part of this
dispatch unintelligible. It niuy mean that
other honors are to be rendered to the great and
Sholy Pontiff departed on the 14th, in the Sic
tine Chapel ] In several instances, in our die
patches on the day we go to press, words,
plainly misinterpreted, have been sent back
for a correction-not yet received, after ten
hours' writing! The subjects of the "King of
monkeys" can meddle with telegraphic wires
but do not know how to use them aright! The
cable-service p-oper is Londoncted, in accord
ance with its :egulatione, correctly.
-- --- lei
The Louisiana Legislature of 1841 and Pope Piue X th
Act 232 of l S1 reads as follows: w:
BIe it resolved, by thb Senate and House of th
ReT.resentative4 ot the State of Louisiana, in wl
General Assenmb;y convened, 1Tha te GeCnerai of
Assembly .of Louielana have wtn-osseed. with bi
admiration ailud delight, the ni.b!e l.rt rn of dl
Pope Pin., IX to reform ancient aLb.sers anol
to proneots Inoe I.apptiiesu of iS Itpeoll; that
his condnct has eieared Ii' to eivery I-ver of
cotV tituttional freo.:ot: ; 'lsat. t w ail tiu as 1 it
the i t-tlinolne':l lt, tirc t 1 , I) lrc I'rov.el are.. h
to . iii.co ,y i r, iL il t ihe p litici l ti- et- o ra r:o;' , " I ,
It.. ; th:.t .he it-. ;Iu ile L on tianitin, i m t ar at
l' u Iv c ,.-alllw tie. .t. cI : ist ia l ie: .:l' exer- 4.
cvery of thea:tnL, , ..1,io. st to it e P.liust Js
of d : p -t - . :, r tit t.: rv ! id .. -ote ,C , dtl, a
nnii ersal, mitt an etm unsi:;mstr Itae ,num '", fro(t dl
the cantl n tip al t'l 1ill1o11" of etov .atedl lIa lV. E,
lhe it Iur.lht r: .,.vt i, etc , Teat t e :. '; vor at
n ,,rof this State Ir e r si ent. -d to trar.vn, it a at
copy of the a bso' ue tt.Jt O hS to Pope" Pius a
Ninth. ce
lie it f: ortler resolved, etc , T'hat his Excel
lency the Governor transmit a oopy of the lore
gotrig resolntioui to each o. our fenators and
represent-atives in CongresI. as expressive of
the gratitioauien with whica t his Asemn:bly will ti
view osch action the part of the Government rt
of the United States as will authorize diplo
matic relations with the Court of Rome. G
(Signed) PRxsroN W. FARRAR. b
Speaker of the nouse of Representatives.
Lient. Governor and President of the Senate.
Approved, March lt;th, 1 4,4 C
(Signed) ISAAC Jo-NsON,
Governor of the State of Louisiana. F
Rhode Island Is the only State In the Union 0
which dislranobiees foreign-lborn citizens. On e
the other hand, Rhode Island in the only State h
that keeps coroplete statistics of the growth of i
the foreign element within its bordere-thanks v
to Dr. Snow. And the tigures from year to year f
tell an interesting tale, with an inevitable
moral. We lerrn from a report just pnhtlshed C
th;at the total number of births for 1-76 was
1;3'0. Of these the children of American pa
rentage were '. ; of fore;grn rprentag. '9 . :7;
of American father nod foreign mother, 31; a
of foreign father and American Pritiler, 517. I
The percentage of children of pure foreign
parentage was neal ly ias large as at any f
previouns ate rl'hr. iroipoirlon of |mixid parent
ago IH cotit. llt tly I!crtela ing. atd tiis piropor
tlion of chilldrti wilth a foreig: I'tthr and
Amuerican nottier is n-ostauily uten ch greater
than the prup.Ltron of tho 1 with a An iirican
father aRnd fotIugt: iit lther. J he proportion
of children of American pa rentat;:t is less
than the proporti on: of 1it living poittnlation,
and the proportion of chiilren of foreign
parentage is greater than that of the livieg
population of the eame parentage. I" this
ratio continue for a i.w years, the "foreign "
element can, if it. please to bIe un-Atueri::an and
contemptible, torn the tables on the " native"
eminority,and disfranobhise them. But we ven
Stoure to say that they will not-they will have
n larger heads and hearts.--l;etes Pileo:.
SMcCsAtrTr.-The following letter has been ad
dressed to the editor of the 'reem,: :
TiURtt.es, January 2-2.
h My dear Mr. Gray:
L- I shall ask vo,, to take charge of the inolosed
t cbheck for t£, and to have it added in due
cr course to the fund which I am glad to see is
a- being collected for the benefit of the Irish
political prisoners, whom the Czar has inst re
o leased from British dungeons. They "itfered
1 long and much for the patriotic faith that was
I, in them, 'and the country for which they for
of feited ten years of freedom is not likely to be
Ly unmindful of their protrac'ed captivity and
,u privations. Poor McCarthy's death preseats
,d one of the most trrg c incidents in all this sad
e. and sickening episodee of our history: and, I
6, believe, no true Irisriun. at bonme or abroad,
can read of it without sympathy, or retlect on
t- it without indignation. I remain, my dear
a Mr. Gray, your faithful servant,
r T. W. CROEs, Archbishop of Cashel.
San Franciico Chronicle.
Onr Honolulu exchanges announce in
brief the death of Wm. P. Ragsdale, Gov
ornor of the leper settlement on the island
of Molokal, Sandwich Islands. The decease
of so noted and remarkable a man, in the
prime of life. deserves a more extended p
obituary. .'Bill Ragsdale," as he was pop
larly known, was a Hawaiin by birth, his
mother having been a native and his father ,
an American. By profession he was a ut
lawyer, speaking English as fluently as b
Hawaiian, and the most noted orator of the ,,
H:awaiian Kingdom, whites and natives J
included, and among the latter there are
many conspicuous orators. The manner in
whbich Ragsdale discovered that he had the
leprosy, as told by himself, is most interest- Ii
lug, especially from a scientific view.
The deceased resided for a number of
years on the island of Hawaii, and had as c
office at Hilo, the capital of the island. t
One night be was studying up a law case
in which he was deeply interested, when j
the chimney from his lamp fell on the table.
Although the chimney was hot as fire,
"Bill," in his excitement, picked it up and
set it in his place without experiencing the
east inconvenience, such as would naturally h
result to a really sound person handling a
red-bot lamp chimney. He reflected for a
moment, looked at his hand, but could not I
discover the least sign that it had been I
burned. He then took off and put on the b
chimney repeatedly, and with the same
result. This experience convinced him that
ho was among the afflicted, and be lost no
time in communicating with the authorities.
an examination was made, and medical 0
autherity declared that he was afflicted 1
with leprosy. Dr. Trosseau, for years a
physician at Honolulu, but now a resident
of the island of Hawaii, made the principal
Up to this time no person on the islands
ever dreamed that Bill Ragsdale had the
leprosy, and some doubted even after the
examination if he was so afflicted. Bill,
however, was personally convinced that he
was so attlicted. The police did not arrest
him, however, owing to hisexalted position,
as was common with those suspected of
being lepers, so he voluntarily delivered '
himself up as a victim of the terrible dis
ease. He was then sent to Molokai and
installed Governer of the leper settlement.
which position he held for a number of
years, up to the time of his death, last
month. Soon after his isolation from the
world and his friends the disease made
itself more apparent, and there were none
so incredulous as to believe that he was not
forever affllicted with the leprosy.
During his administration of affairs he
was as successful as he was popular. There
were and are about 800 lepers on the
settlement, but by his tact and klndheart
edneso Ragsdale made the most extraordi
nary and saddest community on the face of
the earth as cheerful and happy as the
unforrunates could be. By his advice the
Government made many reforms, and the
lepers recognized him as a father. One of
the moss peculiar phases connected with
this episode is the tact that Mr. Ragsdale
was married to a young native woman on
the settlement of Molokai who fell in love
with him. She was remarkably handsome,
of splendid physique, and had already
buried two husbaocos. Both her husbands
dietd of leprce), yet the wife was never
ePtlceti d with it. She fell in love with
RIageddie, and they continned to live in
tilhe rnoot .n'i'ect harmony, the wife not
having Ith, I'- at fear of being subject to the
I ii ins ei ction ef 1.4 e ni aband Sme
ill : vlivet thim ani t in-. n Perfect health,
i. a )t Ii gat,nin Ha O Iito 11, lung aii.
It niny tin htie: renh"iked that there are
s-,Iie e-vernty tie iiudllnvin:t! on li, leper
ei,htlCt.i n t :v i,; a;: re nt aoti cted vi'th le prio
ey. TIhnit. Ila've v.-l'ntarily exiied them
Selolvetl tit, I - ((CC nt of tile de( il love and
I att'e'lion they have for their friends who
Sarc I-ptr.r They mingle freely namong the
morrow ,trie'kvn. eatlti out of tlii aomeA
Morrow strl ke,, eating out u0 i.a" cabe
calahash, "f poi, and drinking from the
same cap, chattit.g and talking together on
the sarue mat, and even sleeping together.
Still some of the healthy persons, indeed
the majority of them, never catch the lep
rosy. In a word, they have no fear of it.
Who the successor of the deceased leper
Governor will be is not known. It was
believed at one time that Peter Kao, a
coutin or uncle to Queen Emma, would be
Governor, but by influence this leprous
chief has been permitted to leave the set
tlement and ia now a resident of Honolulu.
Peter had a nice cottage at Molokai, and,
as becoming his rank, had servants to wait
on him. Daring his ecjmatn there he enjoy
ed life as well as could be expected, and
had the good will of the lepers at large.
Now that he is free, and Ragsdale dead, it
will be difficult to tind the proper man to
fulfil so delicate a duty. The Hawaiian
authorities have many faults and ehort
comings, but the humanity they exhibit
toward the lepers, in providing and caring
for them, is greatly to their credit. The
settlement is under the taboo, that is, no
human being is permitted to enter the
droadlul locality without a special permit
from the Bo:sid of lHealth at Honolulu. II
is very d;tlicult to get this permit, so that
not one foreigner In ,a thousand ever can
visit the leper world of Molokai.
great strike of the 1ý,.Ioun atoue-masons
which has practicaely ended in the defeat o
the strikers. after a content of half a year's
durasun. which is said to have cost the union
some £f:k 0(0, will always ratk among th
most memorable of such demor '.rations. I
broke cut towards the close of last summer
the workmen demanding 10d. an hour insteac
of 91. The employers brought men by hun
3 dreds from Sootland, the Continent, Americ
even, while the Central Committee shippe
them back or paid them full wages to qai
work. Six hundred and fifty men were kep
on strike-pay, $4 Z0 a week, with 25 cents
week extra for a wife or child. As the employ
era of 1400 men had been unable to hold on
and had conceded the advance, the local mar
agers had a large fund to draw upon, and tb
I amcnnt of money drawn, the method of its em
panditote aud the jesuit, all , --f i r
a ing chapter in the economies of strikes. TheE
Swere 191 strikes in Great Britain last year,[
i. which very few were successful. Tie joinse
I of Carlisle stood out twenty-six weeks an
a then counted themselves well satisfied with
- promise of an extra half-penny anso hour thre
e trontha after date. They were fortunate it
d deed in comparason with other strikers wb
a had at Iast to resume wurk at lowlrsed.age
d or the Bolton spinners or Clyde abip-builder
I who, after experlding hundreds of thousane
I, of dollars found themselves " as they were
n How long will it be ere the workman learn
•r that a strike is the costliest and least eflioaoton
as it is the least desirable, way of settling
trade dispute
Fancy Goods Bazaar.
of all deecriptions.
Having teceived a large eteck, which has been select
ed with great care on my recens trip North. I am now
prepared to offer one of the most oomplete seortmente
that can be roond inta thoeblatbh and st price nnequalled
by any. as the stock wee purbched for cash.
My stock consists of a fall line of HUMAN HAIR,
in all shades and colore.
Jewelry, Fancy Goods and Perfumery,
1,......----.......Canal treet...----...... ..169
Between Bourbon and Dauphine,
All Country Orders promptly attended to. and In
eases where goods do not prove to be as represented.
they may be returned, and I will refund the monoey
immediately. d.3J 1 ty Imip
The Sisters of the Good Shepherd
have established, for the convenienee of Ladles sad
Gentlemen, a depot for the sale of Ladles', Mines and
Gentlemen's Underwear, Infants' Robes and Children's
Dresses, at the Establishment of Mrs. K. . LOGAN,
14 Baronne street, where a fall line of their goods wEl
be kept and sold at the meet reasonable prices
Orders a'eo received. oeoTf ly
(Formerly Miss MoAuloey),
Of 161 Canal street, and laetof the corner of Jackson
and Magauine streets,
132..............anal Street...........- 1
Between St. Oharlee and Carondelet.
near Levoie and Jamleon's.
Her skill Is well known. 00el4 em
Importer, Manufacturer an I Dealer in
Work Basket., Chairs. C;otu.*s astke:a German and
French 'an. y Lskoete, etc.
120, 281 and 25:' COn xtrea Streets,
ja9078 ly NEw ,t.rauv.
166............Canal Street........ ..168
Are receiving new aonl elegant styles of
OIT. CLOTHS. from sie to eighteen feet wide.
0oei 77 ly AT THE LO WEST PRI8CES.
17.............Chartree Street...__... .17
! CUR.TAIN MARlIIALS - L.ace. Reps. Daseek.,
r Cornices, Bands. Pins. Cimp., Loops and Tasseie,
Hair Cloth, Plush, Bed Ticking and Springs,
SBURLAPS by Ste bale and Piece.
Prrces as low as those if any one else in the trade.
ors 17 iv
S17 a.,d l,;d.!....Poy'ras in rreet..... 167 and 16It
You can dind the
A large stock, and anxious to sell. ocl477 ly
` Singer Sewing Machines,
Twenty-Five Dollars and Upwards.
Makes lees noise, runs lighter, and is the best and
cheapest Singer MBrtlse in the market.
Sold on weekly or menthly payment. at a small
iadvance over cash prices.
udoucemeants offored.
d Call on or addiess
n 614 ....... ...Magazine Street,........... 61
Agent for Mme De.orest's Patterns, and Dealer in al
ig kinds of Seeing Machine supplier.
1e Send for cataloge and price IPst. mtt 77 ly
It RespectfL:ly informshsl frienls and the publio that a
lie new store.
S114............. Camp Street ......1....14
He has a fresrh and wel!.aselected aseortmcnt of
f Carpenters' Tools. (rates. tftose and Haouse Furnls
ing Goods if all ILade.
SHe Is better prepaed than ever before to do Coppe
OD Tin and Sheet Iron Woh., and will furnish esrimat
he to Boilders and others, and guarantees eatls cti
to all. jeis7l" l
aeST E Ta IHED 157.
a- 221 and 223.....Canal Street...... 21and
Lbe Between Rampart and Basin streets,
md Families, Individuals, Everybody.
-s~- -1rso illat- my es tnHuen i -. L~amp areet7 a7
e ook at my stock and scertlain nly pricers. I know
Scan satisfy and s(ll to yoUn, if on wish to tbuy and w
ra ll. There eis nothing In the Furniture line that I
gnet have, and of the very est quality.
api5 "7 ly 1i7 Camp street.
015C1 or THE
47..n: ,...Caroa delet Strt....,.. y
(LIMITED) having fixed the price of the celeo
at Si 50 per bundle, less ij per cent discount for ash,
the General ents hereby nuthorise their h bhAgents .-;
in this olty (dealers in Bling Stufol) to ell to Id
contract with Factors and Countrys MaroLaate. !
future delivery on the above-amedo led seri e .
in quantities. from time to time. as may be s
settlement being made on delivery. r
The Company having a large stock neown. han t'
having contracted for an abhundant supply to met
entire demand for Cotton Ties throusihut te ,
States, the celebrated ARROW TIE will be ?{
upon themarket getersily. and old dby theirnS
Agents at the prieo and terms above sated. Is
the obJect and purpose of the Company to meelst 
continued patronage of the planting oemmuaty. -
R. W. RrYNE & CO.,
aul9 277ly GENERAL AGENTS.
O Coe, No. 37 Camp Strree.
P. IRWIN. Vice President.
THOS. F. BRAGG, ecretary.
Lr aid........... ..... ....1..... -
Net Profits......--. ... .........3sK ,
At an election held on Monday, the 7th iase., ee
following named gentlemen were nhosen Direot at
this Company to serve for the ensuing yuear
P. Irwin, John Hendrma,
Thomas King. Thomas Smith.
Thee. Gilmore. W. J. Castelo.
John T. Gibbons, Ja. A. Glrdner .
Willlsm Hart. Emile Gauche.
IaeItJeksen John l.Hana,
F. J. Gasquet.
Andts, oeetingof theoard.held May 14th, lJO N
EDNI ON, President, P. IWIN, VloB"PresidsaN,
and' RHO. F. BRAGG, Secretary, were unanimoesly
The Eesrd declared out of the net profts of IM
Oomplanyfer the past twelve months 10 per oent is.
terest; also 2 per cent dividend on the paid up eltal
and 20 per oent dividend on premiums paid by steosk
holders (making, with the rebate, 35 per cent qn pre.
Smnims). SaiLd interest and dividends to be placed tetL0
oredit of the stock notes.
Interest and dividends on fall paid stocrk psyaie In
cash at the office of the Company on and after JalsmI
THOS. V. BRAGG, 8odeelta.
Now Orleans. May 18. 1871. mys 7 1y
J oe, I Wood Wru Tn
Office, 119 Robin stret.
All communications should be addesesd to Boe IM(
Mechanics' and Tradare' Exohange, undr St. oair
Hotel. New (Crlan s.
oonntrv orders womtlvattsndad to. r1 Tlfl
Carriage, Wagon and Cart Materials,
Springs, A xle. B.ltu , Ready-Made Wheels, Bag
. Bodies, Wood Work. Trimmings,
Atrnt for t +e Celebrated
Carri,ge aid Wagon Maker and Repairer,
- Saleeroomm and Fakery
Nos. 43, 4, ardi 47 Perdido Street,
Near .aruldelet Street.
del3 .7 ly rNsw OoI.SANi.
Carriage and Spring Wagon Makers,
68 and 70......Rampart Street...... 68 and 70
Between Common and Gravier.
Received Highest Premiums at State Fairs of 1071, i5
1873 and 187l for best Family Photon, Victoria, Open
sad Top Buggies, Beer Wagon, Groeor's
Wagon., Expres Wagon, oto.
Being practical workmen, a-d employing lnonu bit
the beet meehanigs, we are prepared ito maker to de
l or repair Carriages, Buggies, pring Wans, t.
refer to many businees men in the city using vehicles
our manufacture. All work guaranteed. fSST7l i
id 134and136.._.Rampart Street..R...134 and I
Between Toulouse and St. Peter.
M - Mufacturer of all kinds of -
Carriages, Barouches, Buggies,
Express Wagons, Platform and Elliptio Sprinl
SAgen for Jas. Cunningham & Son's celebrated Oar
14 o rlages and Hearses.
oun try orders promptly attended to. apfl 7ly
a Ot d1..I........ Camp Street.............61
U9t "7 ly Corner of Commercinal Plae.
L44 -____
Landlords' Merchants' and Businese Men's
Ish P. P. CARROLL, Lawyer,
.ion ............ Carondelet Street........ 2...
- Praotices in all the State and United tate Court.,
and grGe prompt attention to all bunesls paed ti
his hands. jyra lily
DENTIST.... ..................DE. D .TI
JAs. 8. K2'AdPP, D. D. B.,
S15............Baronnoe Street........ .
jell "7 ly New Orleans.
e OGranvier and Commona
ill tury RostiO Wor'k, rames Trlis" Parlo
Ido Ornaments in Engaian Cryctil si , dbLob nut
sot I srofN rdon 8r1teit -L , a s jact u rt
k VnaRlTitiuEm J LH3.... DE..'---

xml | txt