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MeW OLraLAS. SRisT. APRIL ". r'8. GNBERAL Ns' Wb ITJM . FiLty-four railroad companioe failed in the United States last year. Ode of the Augusta, Ga.. dailies was printed in green ink on St. Patrick's day. During the least Ae months Patti cleared by singing on the various cities of Italy $92.000. It appears by a reesnt report that et4,000 children are employed in fatories in Germany. Over two thousand dollars are now on band for the erection of a Confederate monument in Columbas, Ga. Among the attractions of Atlanta, Ga., are the breastworks around the city thrown up during the late war, which are in a good state of preser ration. Legislative authority bas been granted for laying a pipoe line for the transportatioa of pe trelum fromr the oil fields in West Virginia to to the Ohio river. A kea Francisoo church, whose debt Kimball relased months ago has just been sold under foreolosure. Its liberal members failed to meet their subscriptions. Gov. Connor and the Legislative Council of Maine have aooepted a proposition to pay taPitalists a bounty of one cent per pound on al ugar mande from beets raised in the State. Custom forbids Turkish Sultans to wear any arile of dress twice. From fez to slippers, bhe most be clothed anew each day, and the worn clothes are relinquished to an attendant The San Franoisoo Legislature has passed a bill forbidding any physician to advertise that Sha a npnart in any particular branch of prao ties, but the Governor is expected to veto i. *The Savannah authorities have suoooeeded In inducing thirteen tram l to take a little regular exercise by working on the streete. That is next to establishing a tramp quaran tine." The Philadelphia Times desires to have mur derers privately suflooated by turning some fatal kind of gas into their cells, so that the execution may be seen by nobody, and revolt ing seffold exhibitions prevented. Edward Wheeler, who died in Nashua, N. H., worth $11,000, was unable to take his money with him, but he came as near it as he could. He ordered the expenditure of the whole of it on his funeral and tomb. The courts of asiese in Belgium have rarely bad suooh a number of heavy crimes before them as at this moment. The fact is attribu ted to the virtual abolition of the punishment of death by the non-carrying out of capital eantenes. The Place de l'Opera, at Paris, has been lighted by electricity. With eight lanterns and six small `lobes the illumination was sufficient to make the neighborhood of the opera almost as light as day. The gas from the cafes and rom the advertisemeste of various publio amusments, which hbave hitherto made this the brightest spot in Paris. looked yellow and dall by the side of the pure white electric light. A little grandnephew of Prince Blsmarok was sitting on the Prine's knee the other day, when he suddenly oried out, "Oh, uonle, I hope I shall be a great man like you when I grow up I' "Why, my child ? asked his unloe. Because yo are so great, end every one fears ou." "aWouldn't you rather every one loved you 1" The chbild thought a little, and then replied. "No, unole; for when people love you they heat you, but when they fear you they let you cheat them." -ov. Rice of Massachnsetts was petitioned by Boston atheiste to omit from his Thanks gvinj proclamation any acknowledgment of a od, and to say simply that he appointed the day in aordance with the wish of those who desired it. The Governor begins the proclamation as follows: "The Father of Mercies, whose power is infinite, and whose loviuSgkindness is everlasting, invites His people in His Holy Word to makeknown their requests onto Him in every time of their ne cessity." Aeoording to trustworthy news from Syria, atthnng. no insnrraetionary movement has broken out, much excitement prevails in the principal ciies. Assemblies of men at Damra esu Aleppo, and Beyront have protested to the ocal authorities against the signature of the treaty of pesos, by which all Turkey in Europe is lost; and the Syrians express their inability tosupport the heavy obligations which the Forte has aseuned to the Rossians. Ii i. stated that secret committees are at work at Dames. ene, Beyrout, and Jerusalem, and that their object is the annexation of Syria to Egypt. The Duke of Satherland gave a dinner to Col. Valentine Baker-or Baker Pasha of the Turkish army-in London on March 1. Mu.n rue Pasha. Lord 8trathuairn, Lord Houghton, and a number of distinguished officers and noblemen were guests. After dinner the Duke of Tesk. Prince Edward of Saze-Weimar, the Persian Minister, the Earl of Denbigh, the Earl of l'everehan, the Marquis of Exeter, and others of note came in to meet Baker Paeha. The little episode ino the railway carriage, and the subsequent cashiering of the gallant Co lonel have evidently not iljured his social po sltion in England. A late report of the Board of Trade of Bir miogham, England, contains matter of special aterest to the United Stted Sttes. It says, among otherthings : "Fho only skipping markets, Indeed, which continue to exhibit any vitality are Australia and New Zealand, and of their orders a large and increasing proportion is going to the United States. It is remarked that although the trade of these coloniet is steadily expanding year by year, the business done with them by maunfaotuming firms in Birmingham and Bheffield is not now a tenth part of what it wse three years ago. On the other hand, there is evidence that the Austra lian orders for American hardwares have in eressed in the same period nearly twenty-fold, owing, as alleged, to the superior quality, do sign, or finish of these goods, and in no way to their cheapness." A memorial, to whbloh nearly hal a million signaturee of members of the Churcoh of Eng land were appended, has been sent to Queen Victoria, praying her to nee all the inluences at her command "'to repress the practice of an rioolar oonfession, which is so repugnant to the consolence and feelings of this Protestant country." Among the eignatures are those of 75 nobleman, 37 ladies oe title, Ui baronets, 2: right honorable and honorable gentlemen, ';I members of Plarliament, 4 Sheriffs, C~Y3 Magi trates and Justices of the Peace, 41 Mayors arod Aldermen, 973 bankers and merhoante, 22 Admirals, 46 Generals, 302 Colonels, 99 MaYjors 147 Captains, 4 deane,. 4 arohduamoons, 30 can nons, 3 2886 olergy, 1.628 churchbwardens, 727 srgeotn, 360 physicians and doctore of med ieine, 138 burrieters. 612 solicitors, 1,194 shobool mtes, and 393,713 members of the Church of nglnd not lassifed Among the signor is tea dbharajab Dhnleep hlngb. ThebarofLyonsison strike, A few days ago a young advocate, M. Munet, while plead i8before theim Buecond Chamber of the Court of Appeal, was polled up by the President, M. de Luprevol, in the followlng manner: "Mr. Munt yon buss the peatlence of the Court sad the confidence your oldent places in sou. Surely when you only gset as brief about onooe a month yreu might have leisure enough to frame something like a methodical arument instead of the etude uad unintelligible observatlons with whihob you have ben wearying us for a leng timr" The baur a a body took up M. buManet'e case. The Counolil of DLoiplime re sieved that the profeselon at large had been uIlted by the Juodgel in he paruea, and that melmeiPrrid t de .aLeavel mde • emitt. i apology they would deoline to attend his onurt. The Preesident refused to comply with this requisition, and accordlngly when the calendar was called on no advocate appeared. The court adjourned for a week, giving an ino timation that if at the end of that time the barristers did not appear in their places, the attorneys would be called upon to plead. They have genuine cold weather in Manitoba, where the thermometer marks thirty degrees below zero for days together, and frequently drops to fifty. A correspondent says that what is called a pondre day is exceedingly darger onu for the traveller-not because the temper ature is then lowest, but because the air is filled with fine snow, so that eight is entirely obscured at a distance of a few feet. A wind sifts the snow over the paths, obliterating all guiding marks, and the chilled traveller is lost. The almost unconquerable desire to rest is not the least important part of the danger. The coldest days are still, "so magically etll" that all the usual sounds of nature seem to be suspended ; when the lee cracks miles away with areport like a cannon; when the break oing of a twig reaches one like the falling of a tree; when one's own footsteps, clad in soft moccasins, some back from the yielding snow like the crunching of an iron heel through gravel when every artificial sound is esg gerated a hundred fold, and nature seems to start at every break in the intense silence. The atmosphere i as u sclear as crystal, and the range of vision seems to be unlimited." On nsuc days a nos freezes with wonderful quick ness, and it is reckless to expose that organ for many minutes. RELIGION AND PATRIOTISM. "CURSED Bn THE DAY THAT IRISH PRIESTS AND PIOPrIg TAKE DIYFERENT ROADS." OU St. A uI"" D's,, D ue . P .tuuer E uoy, O.P., delivered a lecture to an immense congre gation, in St.Dominic's Church, San Francisco. It will prove of great interest to our of ty readers from the fact-that the lecturer is a Dominican priest who won the hearts of our people when here giving a mission a few years ago. We therefore quote liberally from our contempo rary, the San Franoisco Monitor, which pub lishes the lecture in full. There is no people on earth that so thorough ly understand the dignity, the sublime char acter of the priesthood, as the Irish. They know precisely what a priest is, that he is the "mouthpiece of God," that he is the "ooadjutor of Jesus Christ," that he is the "angel of the Lord of Hosts." They know that, no matter what fault he may have as a man, the bril liancy of his priestly character remains forever undimmed. There is a reason for this special respect wbloh the Irish pay to their priests. There is no doubt about it, the Irish priests have deserved all the affection and love of the Irish people and cursed will be the day when the Irish priests and people will take different roadse Irish priests have been true to Rome and true to noble Ireland. They never forgot to inoulcate sound faith, and they were true patriots. The Irish priests never taught the people of Ireland tbat it was wrong to LOVE IRELAND RNXT TO THEIR IstLIeION, nor that it was wrong to shake off the galling yoke of England that was placed on her noble neck by treachery, bicanery and duplicity; no -nor did the Irish priests forbid their people to chop off the leg of the tyrant when his so cursed heel was on our mother's noble breast. They only sald-beloved people, you know we are your friends, nay, more, your fathers in God- do not resist the tyrant now; if you at tempt it you will be all butchered. Abide your time ; hope of success will yet beam upon your just cause, and when that time comes, we, your priests, will lead you to victory, and not to death. The Irish people have, indeed, ree son to revere their priests, for those priests guarded them from and admonished them of danger. When had the Irish people reason to regret following their advice ! Never I But, alas I they often had to weep for disobeying them. The priests ef Ireland, as a body, were always a most learned elss of men-they were well versed in the topioaof the day-they were generally posted on all the cbances of success the people had, and the terrible evils that taking. They weighed these two sides well before God, and they gave their children the benefit of their knowledge. There is nothicg more sickening than to hear illiterate people, and young would be smart fops, who actually could not give you the outlines of Irish his tory, nor the catechism of Irelands wrongs, blaming the priests of Ireland for her long sub jection to English misrule. Let me tell you, and I tell you with the blazing torch of his tory before me, that the IRISH PRIESTS ARE THE SAVIORS OF THEIR PIOPLE, for, long since would they have been butcher ed and exterminated were it not for the priests. The Irish priests knew well that there was not a secret society In Ireland at any time since their establishment there that did not contain English spies who knew every man in the or ganization, and who kept the English G ivern ment posted on each man's doings. The gov ernment allowed these societies to go on with their meetings, to mature their plans, to some times break out in rebellion, for the sake of aooomplishing the devilish work of gibbetting, quartering, etc. Who knew better than the preasts the danger these poor men were expos ing themselves to without a shadow of hope of succooes, and therefore they endeavored to dis suade the people from attaching themselves to such socoeties, knowing well that their names, as soon as they were recorded on the lodge book, would be forwarded to the Castle. It is only the ignorant or malicious that will blame the priests of Ireland. The would-be smart ones and the sneering inlidel Irishman, with whom I have already warned you to be on your guard, will pompously exclaim-and while they are so doing, you would be tempted 1) imagine that Solomon must have loaned those speakers his snuff box, since he could not have loaned them any more wisdom-"Bat the Irish priests are not patriotic ; they never go with the pleople; they are always pireaohing obedi ence to the most oursed of governments." TIE IIEtlSTS ARE RiN blc OF BRNSrE; they are nd madmen; they study and see con clousio.e, and witely tall the people to wait yet longer, nud to keep aloof from unnecessary ocd wanton danger. Does a man lose his pat riotism, his love of country, hiedevotion to his nation, by becoming a priest Heaven forbid such a thought in any man's mind! My own solemn opinion ib, that a man always becomes patriotio in proportion to his religious convic tions. Irishmen, if there be one man that I warn you against above all others as the enemy of your rane and your oreed, and as the traitor to your causne in the hour of trial, that man is he who mocks your priests, who bids you to pay no attention to them, who lures you to forbidden sooleties, and who is himself a mem ber of oondemned end secret organizations. Have no fellowship with those of that ilk. Ire land's cause is just. She has suoffered for reli gion and nationality-wrongse unparalleled in history. Bhe need have no fear of being con demned by God or the Church so long uas she cts wisely, prudently, and not under the gui dance of madoaps, who have, uofortunately, but too often exposed us to ridicule and con tempt, and have given Eogland fresh oppor tlnities to persecute us still more. Yes, Irish men, always trust, as you ever have, as a nation, your priests; and when the propitions moment will come to settle aoeounts with old, brutal Enugland, the murderer of your priests and of your forefathers, the merolless deepoiler of your seeuotuaries, the pilferer of your posses esons, and the cruel hater of our grand old Roman Catholio aith, thostpriest will bless the sword that yeu will us tlhat It may eat tae more keenly, and the bnllet that it may per forate the more deeply, and your bands that they may wield the weapons the more power folly, and your nerves that they may be the more steady in carrylng out the revenge which, as a people, you have Just right to wreak on your worst enemy. Yea, and the bloody memories of the past seven hundred years will rise up before you, and the martyred dead, and the starved population of Ireland will cry cut avenge ns, our descendants, and blot out forever the nation that has so outraged faith and nationality I RMIBM•rE, YOU RAVE NO NECESSIIT TO JOIN saCRET SOCiETIrs they are reprobated by the Churbch, and never brought anything but evil whereever they ex ated. Keep out of them, and if you had the misfortune of entering tbom, out loose from them, in God's name. "A nation," says Sains Augustin, "has no soul ;" then is most be re warded or punished here accoording to its deserts. What a terrible reckoning Englaond will have to give after seven hundred years of crnelty to poor, noble, ever-faithlul Ireland I From the time of the invasion down to the days of Henry VIII.-from the twelfth to the sixteenth oentory-Catholic England sought to rob aus of our nationality, and for this prpose belied us before the world, and by her lying oatually sank us low in the estimation of all Europe. She made laws by which all the people of Ire land, except fine families, were to be regarded as mere animals, so that no Irishman, outside of these families, could become a religious or enjoy the rights of a man. From the days of Henry VIII., or from the sixteenth century, down to the present time, England has endesa vored to destroy not only our nationality but our religion. She has sooceded no better than herCatholic anoestors in this double purpose of here Great Gd, my very soul sickens at -be-sighitf bsh atme, ,Lal., p .noun.,.. and all manner ut grievanees inflicted upon my noble mother-Ireland. Proscription of learning ih the whole island, banishment of the learned from their sanotuaries, the murder or exile of priests, the starvation of the peo ple, the gibbet, the halter, the rack, thejail, the horrible penal code, in a word, everytuing that the unined efforts of earth and hell could make ase of, to exterminate us a people, and to destroy our holy religion to which we clung so fondly and so truly. Ireland shed no blood ion the establiehment of her religion, but enough has been shed in Ireland sinoe she was forced by villainy to a onion with oursed England to merit for her the title of "' Island of Martyrs." We would be the most craven, cringing race, unworthy of the name of men, if, when God gives as the ohance to throw off the shackles that England has placed upon us, we do not do It. How long, O God, how long most we wait for this chance? And the answer comes back, PREPARE, rr WILL us BOON, and I will be with you, your oause is just, it is mine too. Soberly, orderly, prudently, do your duty for your country, it is an sot of religion to labor for the good of your country, to res one her from hellish chains and laws. Will any man stand by and see his mother butcher ad or his sister ravished, when he can prevent these foul deeds ? Cursed, indeed, would be the wretoh that would idly look on when he could prevent such unholy actions I Ireland Is more to us than mother or sister. Catholio theology teaches that we must seorioe out selves and our all but religion for the well being of our country, If necessary. The Church does not forbid ous to labor, to struggle for liberty, but consecrates the aspiration, and blesses the legitimate means that will lead to unch an end. Certainly the Church must ever condemn foolish, mad-cap, imprudent move. ments that will inevitably bring destruction on the people, and do no good. Ireland is worthy of all our love and of all the trials we uan undergo for her. For seven hundred years barbarous England has been trying to wipe her out as a nation, but she has failed! The Irish nationality is as marked, is as noble, is as purely Celtio to-day as when Brian Born governed our gloriocs country. There is no similarity in any way between Ireland and England, there is no love between them, there is no congeniality of feeling, there is no bond of union. England holds us chained, bound to her by force, and you are well aware that brute force alone keeps aus fettered. Away down deep in the heart of every Irish man, woman and child is a yearning for a divorce, an everlasting separation from that Godless nation, and that thirst for emanoipation from British shackles, makes every nerve and sinew dance with delight whenever we hear that England is in a difiooulty, for "England's dill cuirty will be our onanoe " Irishmen, there are TWO NOBLE ENDS IN VIEW IN CELEBRATING ST. PATRICK8 DAY. The first is to thank God for the faith he gave os through St. Patrick, and which we, blessed be God, have never lost; the second is to re turn God thanks for the glorie, of our nation, and for the nationality which could never be taken from us. The day that Irishmen will cease to celebrate St. Patrick's day, which is so fraught with noble memories, becomingly, will see Irish faith and patriotism on the wane. May heaven avert such a calamity. Then, IRISHMEN, GATHER YOUR CHILDREN AROUND YOU, collect your neighbors and tell them of the past glories of the ocean island, both when she was pagan and when she was a Christian Gov ernment. Tell them how for ages in our pagan days we were a peaceable, happy people, with a oivilization far superior to that of Greece or Rome, that we were free from the barbarous practices of idolatry that were found else where, that we were a most enlightened na tion, that no nation has preserved its history so completely, so accurately as Ireland, from the fact that from the very beginning abe had scribes and recorders of the deeds of every family, every clan, every province, and of the whole cation. Tell them that our kings were selected because they were the best men of the clans, and the noblest of the noble, and that if there was a defect in wind or body, the one hasing such defeat could not be king in Ire landi; tell them that the Irish were never slaves, and that they always had the daring and martial ardor pencliar to the Celtic racet say to them that the Roman Eagle never owned a oot of Irish tail, whilst she s read her wings over British laud. Announone to them that the Knighte of Erin were the m.nt chivalrons band of nohlemen the world ever saw, "sworn to defeud justinoe, learning and women." And when yon have brietly delpicted the glories of pagan Ireland, thel, with flashing eyes and dilated soul, 8PEAK TO THEM OP THE 6.ORIES )F CIHRISTIAN IRELANI) ; declare to them that Ireland did not do, as most other nations did, put her apostles to death, that for three hundred years after St. Patrick, she was the island of saints, that she was the nursery of learning for all Europe, and that stadents came from all parts to her shores to be enriched with the prioeless treasures of learning; deolare to them that she was the island of the learned uas well as of the saints. Announce to them that our saints and learned men, filled with zreal for the salvation of souls, and with a thirst to propagate learning, went over to 8ootland, Iceland, Norway, Wales, Franoe, Austria, Germany, and even to Italy to bring those people Irish faith and Irieh learning. Tell them how we resisted the Danesu who prowled around our shores so often and so long. Make known that though we are re garded for the last seven hundred years as the property of England, that we still sigh for liberty and love our noble miotoer, Ireland, as faithfully as ever, and thabst we every day usay, in the spirit of the Israelites when in bondage, and for the asme reason, for oar religion and nationality were aseailed in every poselble maner : "Upon the rivers of Babylon, there we at and wept, when we remembered Slon (the Irih Charod). ItI forget thee, O Jerualie (Ireland) I let my right band be forgotten. Let my tongoe oleave to my jaws, if I do not re member thee, O daughter of Babylon, (cruel, brutal England), blessed shall he be who shall repay thee thy payment whioh thou bast paiJ us." Recount to then, the bitter noes of the challoe whioh was given to Irelasnl in the days of the Plantagenets and Tudors. Point out England's duplicity, her meanness, her want of honesty in all her dealings with Ireland. say, however, that Ireland kept her faith and preserved her nationallty in spite of all the persecutions, and then Irishmen, your ohildren and your neigh bors will be fired with the spirit of all true patriots, with love for their country and an efficacious and sacred desire of seeing her free and independent as she should be, and each 8t Patrick's day will thus make as more thoroughly Irish and more purely Roman Catholies. WE MAY WELL BE PROUD OF OUR HISTORT, of our faith and of our patriotism, and of the apostolio spirit of our peuple I Even since we have been under the despotic sway of Eng land, in our poverty, which was brought upon as because we would not give up our faith, have we not sent to every laud our learned and pious mieslonariest In every country of Europe, in Afrioa, Asia, India, Australia, are to be found Irish Prelates and Irish teachers. What would America be to-day in respect to churchse, priests, nuns and teachers in academies and seminaries, if it were not for the Irish I May God, in His own good time, grant independence to our dear land, may le even hasten that time, in which Ireland's sons will have joy in bursting She chains that have so long fettered her noble limbs, and that she may once more be come a nation such as she has been, a nation truly Roman Catholic, a nation most just, a nation most holy, a sation most honorable, and men, to pray for this; it is our duty to pro dently, wisely, nobly labor for tbhi, for true patriotism does not oonsist in wors, in speech making, in delivering harangues, bat in being willing and ready to even die for our country when the interests of that country demand such sacrifice at our hands. The holy scrip tures warns as to "never trust an enemy." England is the sworn enemy of our faith and nationality; she has always deceived us, and she has never concedel anything to vs except when forced, or when she was in a difficulty, and it was her interest to conciliate us. Then it is plain that we have to rely on the oannon's roar, the whizzing of the ballet and the flash ing scimitar. Religion first and above all things-that means obedience to God and to His Church, then love of country. I would sum up In a few words what I, as a priest, re ligions and Irishman, feel to day in regard to the topic already discussed, and in my three fold capsoity, I concluded my meditation this morning. Oh. GodI I beseech thee to liberate noble, faithful Ireland from the infernal grasp of England. I love my country dearly, because she has ever bean so faithful to the Churoh, and so honest in her dealings, but yet, my God, if yo for. see that she would lose her faith by be ing made free, then I pray thee, from my heart, leave her shackled, and, if necessary, tortureher still more, yea, my God, blot her out of exist ence before she loses what she has ever prized most-ber faith-or before she would abandon the Pope as other nations have done. But. Oh, God I if Ireland will remain true to thee In becoming free, I don's doubt it otr a mo ment, and will continue to be Roman and Apostolic, then in the nameof the triune deity, let her slavery be ended before to morrow's sun shall rise ; send your angels to deliver her from the thraldom which has lasted so long. This is my religion, this is my patriotism, and it embraces all legitimate means. May God and His mmsoaulate Mother and oar great Apostle guard the faith and nationality of faithful Ireland, and give strength to the arms, and victory to the heroes who will wisely, pru dently and legitimately fight forcuoh a noble oause against the most cursed of governments that ever ruled an oppressed nation, or more properly speaking, that ever misruled a most atholio nation. It is an old argument of the blind and rebellions heart against the providence and goodness of God : "The wicked prosper, and the just are needy and oppressed, therefore God has no care of those whom He has made." And the answer is as old : Some wicked people seem to prosper for a little time and then all at once lose all. Some just people are overborne by misfor tune tor a while and then get a sudden and eternal triumph. Moreover, as a class, the wicked do not prosper in this life. The drunkard shatters the body he pampers, the impure die prematurely, thieves fall into poverty and prison, the extertioners and cheats never know peace in their eagerness to gain and their anxiety to keep. There is more joy in a martyr's dungeon than the world can give. God will own us, dispute the ownership as we may. Strife against Him is woe. Peace with Him is joy.-Catholic Columbian. NOT SUCH VERY HAIR TIMrs.-One Brown paid $600 cash for the privilege of speculating in tickets at the door of Booth's Theatre, New York, for the three weeks of opera. He is allowed 100 tickets a night, on which he is supposed to make a profit of $1 each. The profit on the first Mignon night was much larger, $5, $6, and $7 be ing paid for single tickets, the net price of which was $2. In pone instance we saw $40 offered for four seats. Yet these are hard times.-D)ramatic NHtos. To us as well as to the lady readers of the MoaNING STAn, one of the most interesting features of the paper has always been its advertisements. We can, in fact, go Iurther and say that this feature has not only been one of the most Interestlng but also one of the most profitable for all concerned. To us, because it furnishes about one.half the cash necessary to pay the truing expenses of the paper ; to the advertiser, because he thereby commulnicates directly with ai lest ten thousanu people every week. telling them exactly what he wishes them to know; and to our readers, becau3, it shows them who are the en :erprislng men ot the comluonity,, the men who are wide awake, Io a business paint of view,. it tells them where they can flnd. dt low printe, what they may happen to need. Thus aI are beneited and pleased. Among the anost liberal contributors to th!s depart muet is ihe enterprisung hoouse cf E. H. Adams a Bro, whose spaended dry good. Cotablishment. 594 Magaine street, is so well known and patronisud by our friends resident in the country as well as those who live in town. The Adams Brose have amagnifcent stock of Arsh class, seasonable goods always on hand.itheir prices are low sad their clerks polite, and the visitor Ianarishly atds that every statement made in their weekly eard in tho tean lIa fully esntained by the notanl facts as developed by a visit to their store. RMovAL I`D RIA f L e or BUILDING.--We sell special attention to the card of Jeremiah Llnoola, epq., which will be found elsewhere in to-day's STAN. Mr. Lincoln has for yeare been engaged in the busnines of house raising and removing, and has In *ll ease given perfect eetlafaction by the thoroughly workman. like manner In which he attends to all orders, the skill andoare dliplayed in carrying them out, ard the uniform moderation of his charges. He may be addressed st his o1foe. 11ie Robin street. or through Box 1 9 Mechan los' and Dealesis' Exhngs. ,under St. Charles Hotel. Orderi from the country will receive prompt attention. The Levy Bros. give a few sample prices of their fsne steak of dry goode In their oolumn advertlei meat, whth appeam on eur uh page. seuwoolil. THE POLITICAL PRISONER8. GRIAT ANNESTY DEMONSTRATION IN LONDON. One of the largest and most entbnsieatit meetings of Irishmen ever held indoors in Lon don assembled on Saturday night, Maroh 9th, in St. James' Hall for the purpose of hearing a lecture from Mr. Davitt, and passing resolu tions asking for an unconditIonal amnesty to the remaining Irish political prisoners, and a more human treatment of persona imprisoned for political offenses in the future. Although admission was by paid tickets, the body ann galleries of the large ball were completely fill ed, and nearly every available spot in the large hall, which is estimated to seat 2.600 persona, was occupied. Mr. O'Connor Power, UP., pre sided, and was asccompanied by the following members of Parliament : -- Messrs. Mitchell Henry, C. b. Parnell, E. Dwyer Gray, F. H. O'Donnell, J. D. Hutchlnson, Hopwood, B. D. O'haughnemsy, W. A. Redmond. Chevalier O'Clery, Dr. Ward, Richard Power. There were also deputations from the Man hood Soffrage League, and branches of the Laborers' Union. Toe district Home Rale As sooiations marched to the hall with their bands and banners. Messrs. Davitt, O'Brien and Chambers, ex political prisoners, occupied seats on the front of the platform. Mr. Michael Davitt came forward, and met with a most enthnsiastic reception; the whole of the vast audience rose on masse, waving hats and handkerchiefs, and rais ing hearty cheers. When silence had been restored Mr. Davitt proceeded to read a long statement of his experiences. He commenced by remarking that he wished he could have delivered his statement without reference to mannaeript hbst h had erava hharge5 to make against the prison authorities and the government of this country in regard to the manner in which they had been treated-himself, Chambers and O'Brien. He desired to stand by the consequences of those charges and to be correctly re ported. Immediately after sentence he was deprived of his own clothes and put in convict uniform, his hair and beard being cut close at the same time. He remained in Newgate but eleven days after receiving his sentence, and in that shortperiod he was being initiated into the reality of penal servitude. On the 29th of July he was removed to Millbank. Chains were fastened on his ankles in- stocks in a manner that be could only stretch some twelve or fifteen inches when walking, and to insure his offering no resistance he was compelled to hold the end of the chain by which his feet were bound. Thus manacled, and guarded by a couple of warders, he was driven from Newgate along the Thames Embankment to the Miltbank Penitentiary. To relate every incident of his ten months' incarceration at Millbank would, he ob sert ed, be only a tedious repetition of each day's experience, so uniform was the sys tem of punishment. A description of the cells would suffice to convey some idea of the punishments in what was termed "pro bation class." The cells were some nine or ten feet long by about eight wide. There were the atone floor and the bare white washed walls, with neither table nor stool, and of course with no fire to warm by its cheerful glow the oppressing chilliness of such a place. His bed was made of three planks laid parallel to each other at the end of the cell, and raised from thel stone floor only three inches at the foot and at the head. The only seat allowed to him was a bucket, frhich contained the water supplied to him for washing purposes, this bucket having a cover so as to answer the double purpose of water-holder and stool. The height of this sole article of furniture allowed to him was 14 inches exactly, in cluding the lid, and on this "repentance stool" he was compelled to sit at work ten hours at least every day for ten months (cries of "Shame!"). The punishment easily conceived. The recumbent posture and bent chest, necessary while picking oakum, with nothing to lean one's back against to obtain a momentary relief, was distressing in the extreme. The effect upon him, in addition to inducing a weak ness in his chest, was singular, but not surprising. On entering Milbank his height was exactly 6 feet., but 10 months later he measured only 5 feet 10; inches. His description of his treatment in the Dartmoor convict establishment provoked frequent outbursts of indignation on the part of the audience.. The food was really insufficient and it was quite a common oc currence for men to be reported and pun ished for eating candles, boot oil, and other repulsive articles, notwithstanding that a highly offensive smell was given to the prison candles to prevent their being eaten instead of burned. Men were driven by a system of half starvation into an animal like voracity, and anything that a dog would eat was nowise repugnant to their taste. He had seen men eat old poultices found buried in heaps of rubbish, he was assisting in casting away, and had seen bite of candle pulled out of the prison cesspool and eaten after the human soil had been wiped off them (sensation.) After giving an account of his various employments in Dartmoor he went on to show that polit ical prisoners were treated with exception al harshness. Among other proofs in sup port of this hoe mentioned that from his arrivalin Millbank in 1870 until his dis charge from I)artmoor in December last, he was classed and associated with the ordinary prisoners, placed on the same footing with regard to diet and work, and had in every particular to perform the daily task of penal servitude as laid down by the prison rules. Now, a political pris oner who was compelled to observe these rules in every particular like other prison ers, and to underge the same penal discip line, was as clearly entitled to all the priv ileges allowed by those rules as men who were convicted for murder, theft, forgery, bigamy, and other non-political offences. One of the most coveted rewards of good conduct in prison was the privilege of re ceiving visits from friends at intervals of three, four, and six months, according to class and time served. Aprisoner who had not forfeited his claim to such a privilege by any breach of discipline was as justly entitled to it as to his daily rations of food. Well, during hise seven years and seven months' imprisooment he had been by the admission of the prison officials a "good conduct" prisoner, and had consequently a right to a visit whenever he demanded one in accordance with the rules; but from the day after his sentence until the day of hise discharge he was not allowed to see a friend or to receive a visit from anyone (shame.) Again, ordinary convicts, when located according to class, were allowed to select a companion from the same ward to exercise with on Sunday. Mr. Chambers and himself were never allowed this priv ilege. They might select companions from among thieve and munrderers. , bt were not permitted to even spseak tt ether at any time, Sundaysor otber os." slone. He himself and all those who hd been and those who were still in pr e f Fenianism bad been made to feel not om37 all the unmitigated horrors of ~ Idi cipline, but all that vindiotive .malle sa4 prejudice could do to aggrevate their pei.n Ishment, and deprive them of every -. edy against madness and hope otever ;. leaving prison otherwise than debilitatedl in mind and body for the remainder of their lives. At the conclusion of the address tbh.et.. tire audience again rose to do honour to the man who had suffered so much to eons..'. quence of his love for his country. Sw.. eral minutes elapsed before the enthusiss. tic cheering ceased and silence was restored. WATSa.-One of the greatest lxuries is poseeseio of sa ample supply of pate,lear water this luury few people Ia New Orleans have, the dity Is situated ma the baks of thea Watee. r. r a new Water Works Oeml just obe egrpanaed. with gnat prilgees, h posble that it will have mre opeeisaly i making of moy for its etekhslders than ts intg e eur cltisens with water. sd we fed our people will, for many summers to s i pt, have to buy water ad 50 eant s ab 5gehest they avail themselves of the ins bargtins liL ' ? Murray is offering in the laeeof elastern. We qepk,. the subject now because there is just tse esmeu h before the long, dry season oemmesneo, teestle ýll,. supply of rain water. Mr. Murray keeps oeasmtefi3 on hand a lot of cypress cisterns of from 1000 tgs p galloas oepacity. of the beet material sand weuama. order at abort notice. That his work in the beatt. always gives perfect satisfaetlon is proved as ler. •. his high standing in this oommunity, whes he M labored for long years and to well known. than by thl fact that thousands of his cisterns are in dally uas ahe and throughout the country. We may also tstets th . he received the highest premiums at the two last Stets Fairs and at the Southern States Agrlocltural sad In. dustrial Exposition in 1867. Price listl will be sent en application. Dray yard, warehouse,eto.,Noe. 299,301,303 and 375 Tohonpitoulas street, between Gaeisune sad Erato streets, for sale very cheep. The place Is als suitable for a blacksmith shop or factory. Bee adver. tilement of Major Ferelew, in another colnmn. Mesars. Sargi. Smith & Long have com menced manufacturing ink at 93 Exohange Alley. We have tried some of their "superior jet black." sad SfM it excellent, It ls also very cheap. Levy Bros., 185 and 587 Magazine treet think the patronage of the resders of the Irax weuth harving, and therefore they address them in a caleas advertisement which appears on another page. TIiZAOL&L AND OM 00 El AL MAZM= MomrmnOrnO a. Fridy April 9, W --nANcIAL.---otailoS UZsoeptlanalappen--ealp oet per annum; Al do. 9 to 10 eoondI.gra eto - frst la D mortgage do. 9 to l0 per on t er sao ec. ond-rade- to -; Gold101 to101 el -o hfdollar and Mexiear dollars nominal; Oste M el Sterling 48rs to 4r8t, bank do - to 4970 the beak oeoek. lug rate on New kork a par, nd comme-eallgktat 3.-1 per oent dibcount. OOmmXICIAL. Onro-Wekoi'e reoelpi 91,907 bles. xpent 41.35, o and sales 39800. Stock In Preses 151 8r40. Queteto Low Ordinary 7}" Ordinary 75, Good Ordinuary8k Law Middling 9j; Middling 1053 Mood Midling 11. -t Exohango elegramn make ae receipte at ew Odium sInoe Sept. lt. 1,294.773 bled , oagingt 1 IG8,CO1ao pe t -inoreau. 186.690 bale.e. ecelpt at all porte. 3.S bale., against 3 73.49ltlasgtyear-lnesaweo.075 e L.. L. ToAocO- n moderale reques and ir: Stock on sale 1450 hbhd 7 Quoaoilb--FIes and Factory Lugs nominal; Low Lug -to 3 Good do-to4-; Low Lefm to 5; Medium Liaf- to l. Good Loei - to 95; Fine Leaf - t 11 eo i leeIana - to - LoursrIANA uoArn-Common 6o per pound; lr et Fully Fae r lo; Prime 7to; YellowClarilfd tejo; Wiee do. - to 9o. LouIsuuA MotLaessn-Prlce nominal. Common - to ito per gal; Fair - to t-r; Prime 9l to --0 Strlety Prime -o to38o; Cboice 42lo --o. Rarftno !lOans.-iiroebed, Powdered and GraM fated -to o10o per lbi Beat LaiP -to 10 to t; Fair - to c; ully Fair--to Poie-to e. out--Snopertbe l4 00 to - per obl; DoAbleaa 40 to --; LowLTreblerExtrag 4 75 to -- Good Trebl Enia $5CO to---; Choice Treble Extra 5 25 to5501 Choice Extra 15 75 to 16 00 and 60 25 to 6 50 l Choice family Extra. CoumuAL-Market continue. dull. TJobbing S to I 50 per bbl. Wholesaling at $- to 2 25. Coen 1 SAcKS-In fair eupply. White Mxod 6to 40o per bushel : ellow Mixed - to 470; Cboile Yellow 490 and White - to 490 OTT--Choice, dull at 37c; good supply and a bett di wand. "MoxN--Cholce - to 7150 per 100 lbe. tAT-Ordlnal y 613 to $13 50 per ton; Prime 615 0 0 16 0 and Choice S17 50. Pot--MeeJobbing t$ll 95 to 1 50 oper bbl. .Bc.o-Shoulders Jobbing at - to 4 bo per lb; (lM RIb Sides - to 45o, and Clear Sides - to Cf DRY SALTED MAT--Shouldere jobbing at 4o1 lea Rib Sides 490; Clear Sides - to Ie0. SUOvA 9Cv B e--Large - to 7i; Mediunm-to 8;i Small-to 8 L--.-T-ere Refined lobbing at - to 71o0 pe lbI Ke -- to 8o, BLKEAPAST BCON-7ti to eo per lb. Bnar-Fulton Markel - to 9 75 per half bbl; T e -- toe-. Western 16 to $13 per bbl. Bu'ra--Choloe 1ow York Goenen 31 to 82o0pe lb; Medium - to 0o; Inferior - to--o; Choice Weste -0 to 930 i; Medium - to -0;-o Inferior - to -o er lb. C.nsrr-C-holoe Western - to 13; New 1Yoen O 13 to 14o. Ou.s--Llunseed Oll-Raw 65 to 680, Refineod 70 ItoSo30 per gallon. Refined Coal 011- 4 to 45 in case, pe gl and 28 to 3501 In bble. Lard O11065o to 7cLper galon. CaDtor Oil - to 16lo0 per lb. Cotton SeedO --dJrd- -"; Refined 46to to 47c per glJ. SALT-Dealero' rates: Coarse, 85 to 370 per sack. TIne, 9- to 61 15. Turk's Island. 85 to 9e per meek. Pocket's Table Salt, II to 7o aoccording to ales. Soaur--Western, 43 to 5 per lb; German Olive, e __1 Magnolia, 5; xx Palm, 7; Catlle, 10o,. COvrrs -Job lots: Ordinary - to 1450 gold. PaiL - to 16}0; Good -to 170; Prim -to 171. POULTRY-Western Chiokens, Grown S- to 300 per doen ; Young -- to 9 50; Docks -- to 300; Geee 6-. to 8600; Turkey. 6- to $18. 0os-Western 9 to o100 per douen1 LooL lana 9 to 10o. ESncl-zTa AND OGains VorrnLns--Potntoes 6 to LI 3; Cabbages $5 0o to 68 00 per IO ; Sour Trott I- to i3 00 per bbl; Onlons 0- to , 00; Appies - 1o 5 10. Bons AND Pas--Western Beaus 23 to So per lb Northern - to :1i3 per Ib; Green Peas - to 20o lb; Cow roae 5- to - per bushel for Mixed, andt- -O - for Clay. Dalzoa Yourr-Apples - tolo per Ib; Peachee, 4 to 4j0. Mosn-Blk - to 4 per lb 1 Gray I to 130; Gray ad Black mixed 2 to 31te. Woor,-LoulslaueaClear, - to 9loper lb; Clear Lake., - to l; Burry. 9 tol 0 Texas- to -. aD.---Dry SalIted, - to 1o; Country Green, --060; Dr Fllnt, 1 i to 1i2o. Tallow, -- to 70 per lb. LorrON SaD-s- to $11 per ton. CooPrtzon--Molases bbl.. 1 30 ; Sugar hhds.. -- 6 9 du; Rhds. Poles, -- to 42 50 per thousand. Bbl. do.. OSi 50. IRON COTToN TItrs-Arrow Tie 2 50 per bundloel Beard & Brother and Branch. Crook &.o. 3 501SO Dak t Flournoy'. 5o per lb; Philip Wire Tie 0 per lb. B-oO;No-Domeetlo Jute and Hemp, --to 1l3 p_ yard. India, - to I1. Gunny Balgs-ISol ehiaaes and 16to. resewed; Baling Twine - to 14o per lb In lots. NZAVAL STom---Tar 3 65 to63 50 Pitoh - 636.00q Rosin -- to 250; Turpentlnoed to 30. per ga15s Lva STOCKr-Ten Beeves, let quality, 955 sO- do., $15 to $20 3d, 10 to $1. Western do 23 to 50 1p ; Prime Hogs: 31 to 40 B 5; Common do. to 30. Ibe. let quaiity, Nto is; 9d do., 3to350 Id d 6., ll t :' Mitch Cows-ohoio. 1751 to 600l ordnry 0 d.; 5406. Calves. 7 to 0. Yearlings. 0 to 019. ADVERTISINGU ATESOF T sqavse6. On w 4wsxO e ................... I.T $I f Tw° ............ .."... 1! !! " ! N Three ...... I.. • |_ roar ... ................ 10 in | 6 Ilive. ................ 1l • f m 1 i "o .................. 10S I s I: o 75Thitns n...._.......... 1O 130 15 4 Thirty ................ 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