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WORIGON. c
Roar, April 6.-Cardinal Goizippe Is dead.
The German Emperor's letter to Pope Leo b
KIIL while extremely courteous in expression
and willingness to entertain friendly relations t
with the Vatican, gives no indication of a
batia for .negotiations.
EAttL OF LErRIaM's FUNR±xL.-Dispatohes e
received from English sources through Lon
don, state that at the Earl's funeral, which
took place at Saint Michael's Church, Dub
. lin, on the 10th, a crowd collected outside the E
ohureb hooting and cheering. At the church- c
yard the scenes are said to have been repeated, n
and several mourners were roughly handled. 0
The Lord Lieutenant has proclaimed the e
District comprising Lord Lettrim's Donegal
estates under the Peace Preservation Acts. g
Tax EAsTran QuzsrxoN.-Affsirs remain
pretty much in the same condition as last '
week. One day the news appears to indicate
the almost absolute certainty of war, the next d
everything wears a more pacifdo look to be a
changed on the succeeding day to a very war- u
like appearance. a
As England, Austria and Russia, continue s
with energy their preparations far war, and as v
the only hope of peace seems to be in the 0
modiication of the treaty of 8an Stefano in o
its most important points, a modification a
which Russia has stated! cannot be tolerated, 0
the chances of peace seem to be very slim in- 0
deed.
Prince Gortsobhakoff has replied to Lord 9
Salisbory's circular, and though the tone of 1
hisreply was at first thought in England to
be pacific, a more thorough and careful read
ing shows that it makes suggestions which
cannot be accepted by England and, further.
that it shows no disposition on the part of C
Russia to accede to the one main point insisted
p g of the entire treaty of San Stefano b
before a Congress ofOreat Powers for revision. i,
Of course the Prince makes excellent replies I,
to all the criticisms of Lord Salisbury, and *
Sresents a strong case for his master, the
sar.
In the English House of Commons, on the L
9th, after along debsae, the address to the p
Queen approving the calling out of the re
serves, was adopted without a division, an
amendment of exactly an opposite character °
having been voted down by a msjority of 319 to t
64. Though it is;generally considered thas the
debate has placed the Government's policy in 5
a elearer light, Lord Derby's statement con- I
orning the secret determination of the Cab
tast, which led him to resign, is theleubjeot of d
mach anxious curlosity. It is reported in the
elabs that they are connected with the orders
already sent to Admiral Hornby, which are t
contingent on the Russian movements near
Oonstantinople. n
From Constantinople and all those parts of
Turkey which would irevitably be the scene
of active hostilities in case of war, reports are
tet all reassuring.
The npovements of the RBesian forces on the ii
Danube and in Roumania seem to indicate a t
determination to prepare thoroughly against '1
theooontingency of an Austrian attack in the A
Srear. All the passes over the Carpathians
Spracticable for artillery and trains are covered a
S the poit:ons which the Russians have just f
occupied.
Grand Duke Nicholas and Gens.'Gourko and
Skobeleff, with a large staff and escort of fifty r
cavalry, on the 10th visited the principal de- F
fenslve works lately commenced by the Turks d
between San 8tefano and Constantinople, and c
then embarked on board the Imperial yacht I
Livadia for the city.
The erection of these defenses has caused
great indignation. Grand Duke Nicholas has
obtained an order to stop it. It is rumored
Osman Pasha ordered the construction of the
works without the knowledge of Raouf Pasha, t
the War Minister, at the instigation of Mr.
Layard. the British Ambassador, who is ac- u
ncsed of trying to bring on a war between
Russia and England.
The Sultan has asked the Grand !Duke Ni- c
oholas when the Rossian troops would evac- i
aate the points on the Turkish side of the line i
of demarkation. The Grand Duke, in reply,
alluded to the continuance of the British fleet s
in the Sea of Marmora.
UNITED STATES. C
WA5Rn(O.TO.-On the 11th, the Secretary
of the Treasury concluded arrangements with
New Yor'r bankers for the sale, for resumption I
purposes, of $50,000,000 United States 4} per t
nen 15 year bonds at par and ascorned interest, I
sad 1 per cent, premium on gold coin ; $10,- I
000,000 to be subscribed immediately, and f
$6,000,000 per month during the balance of the a
In the Senate Mr. Dennis of Maryland, pre- t
sented the Montgomery Blair resolution of the
S Marand Legislature, in relation to the Eleo* a
toral Commission, and moved its reference to |
the Judiolary Committee. He took oocasion t
to exprsa his dissent from the action of his 1
Legislature and his opposition to anything 1
that was likely to revive scenes of strife and a
discord. The resolution was referred.
The bill appropriating $75,000 for the re- 1
opening of the New Orleans Mint passed in the 1
Senate on the 10th. 1
The House has elected. General Field, of
Georgia, Door-keeper in place of Polk, dis- I
Senea James Shields was defeated
..ý wbin w t es a
Shields, a Brigadier General npon the retired tt
list of the army. M
The new Tariff Bill has occupied a principal at
share of the attention of the House during
the week. na
UNITrrED STATES BOARD OF TRADE. - This al
Board is now incorporated with the strongest sP
committee of the commercial men of the Union m
selected from all the leading oities. The Board sc
has already been in communication with th
American consuls stationed in every part of p1
the world and with many foreign boards and th
members. It has been recognized by three Eu- se
ropean Governments, and its headquarters are he
fixed at Washington, with branch cfftces in gi
New York and San Francisco.
TERRIBLE LOSS OF LIFE. - On Saturday o
night. April 6th the Stuben County, (N. H. ,)
Poor House was burned. The building, which
contained about 60 idiotic and crippled old at
men and women, was three stories high and bad tb
only one means or egress. Fifteen inmates
were burned to death.
DEMOCRATIC MEETING IN MONROE, LA.--A no
great Mass Meeting was held on the 10th and be
the following, among other resolutions, adop- at
ted : ot
Besolred.-That we deprecate any indepen- pt
dent movement or third party formations, at
and emphatically declare that all snuh move- as
ments are the offspring of a selfish ambition
and attempt to subvert the general good and to rn
subordinate the welfare of the people to indi- Pi
vidual aggrandizement. Such movements are na
only attempted by disappointed politicians, a ba
class who live upon the hope of obtaining office, til
and are willing to sacrifice honor and prin- be
ciple, and to affiliate with any party that holds as
out the inducement of obtaining the same. th
2. That at the ensuing city election we will hi
class all persons who attempt to organize an pa
independent ticket as Radicals, and as at- br
tempting to revive the padical party. OP
Mayor Endom was renominated. wi
MISCELLANEOUS. or
The Havana Cdicial Gazette publishes, by the th
Captain GeneralI direction, that in conformity t
with the proclamation of the 28th of March, th
rthe wners of property em
bargoed for political offenses shall commence
immediately. Orders have been given accord- hi
ingly to the Director of Finances and all Gov- .
ernors of the island.
On the 11th, Cardinal Manning arrived in m:
London from Rome. He was received by a de
putation. In reply to an address, he contra
dicted the sensational reports concerning his of
actions before and during the Conclave, and ma
stated that he had always been united with lii
the majority of the Sacred College. di
There seems to be great danger of a gigantic
strike and lock-out throughout Lancashire, se
England.
Jefferson Davis and his wife visited Preai- th
dent Diaz in Mexico on the 25th lnit. at
Intense excitement prevailed in the drug be
market in Philadelphia last week, owing to Bi
the advance in the price of morphia and qui- M
nine. Drug dealers from all portions of the i
State, and from New York and Baltimore, are ot
endeavoring to have orders filled, but none can M
be obtained at any price. at
A London dispatch says, "A rumor is current hi
in military circles that the British have sun- 5s
tained a disastrous defeat in South Africa. i
The Colonel Office is ignorant of such defeat. In
At last advices, however, the whole frontier p'
was restless and the war feeling was strongly
abroad. All the Government's prudence and
firmness were needed to prevent a general B
native war.
At the recent Municipal Election in Albany, w
N. Y., M. N. Nolan was elected Mayor by a ""l
plurality of 1,000. The Workingmen's candi- w
date ran nearly as high as the Republican m
candidate. The Board of Aldermen stands: F
Democrats 7, Republicans 6, Workingmen 3. so
4 GREAT FRENCH PREACHER. ce
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Edward King writes from Paris as follows to ua
the Boston Journal :
A sharp eye has been kept by the Church m
upon the lectures of M. Renan, the author of to
"The Life of Jesus," and it has long been ex- ti
pected that some reply would be made to them,
or at least that an antagonist would present
himself, announcing his willingness to engage
in the Lists at a moment's notice. The hour hi
has come and the man. The Rev. FatherMon
sabre steps to the front, and begins the assault
with a series of sermons upon "The Existence oc
of Jesus Christ"-that is upon the life and the N
work of the founder of Christianity.
ATIHER MONSABRE
is a Dominican, and leads the life of a hermit
the better part of the year in a convent in the e
Place Manbert, where he is housed in a cell, di
like the rest of the brotherhood. He passes gi
four months in summer and early autumn on
a small farm which is the property of .the 0
brotherhood, on the coast near Havre, and ti
there he lives in almost absolute solitude,
giving himself up to meditation. When he
returns from these sojourns with nature, he o0
generally writes out a brilliant series of ser- re
mons, which he fulminates from the gloomy na
heights of his pulpit in the old Cathedral of b
Notre Dame at the next Lenten season. For
some years past he has not been especially e'
conspicuous, probably because he has concen- ft
trated all his attention upon the great series
Swhich he has now begun, and which Is to ex
tend over several Sears. A gentleman who I1
I visited him in his convent last week, announces A
that Father Monsabre intends to refute all the b
I works published during the past few years,
i tending to prove that Jesus was not dIvine, or
1 wnlo.. in nay tmamt aitaeking the atel
Uuuoy WUUUKIu5 SUU OsyIOuro Izue are worK.
Master Renan will naturally come in for his
share of reproof in this conneotion.
The Reverend eather has an expansive
nature, a sturdy frame, short, nervous, and
alert. His face is full of color, and his eyes
sparkle with real Gallic animation. Every
movement which he makes betrays the man of
action. It is difficult to imagine how it is that
this man, who seems better fitted to fill the
place of a great financier or perhaps a general,
than that of a quiet submissive monk-in no
sense his own master-should ever have entered
holy church. But he has said of himself that reli
gion is his natural vocation. When he was
only eight years old he had already began to
organize masses and processions. His brother
was a priest, and it seemed to him perfectly
natural that he should also enter the priest.
hood. He admits that he did not care for the
absorbing life of the cure, and that be adopted
the Dominican order from choice, "without re
grets and without aspirations." He said very
gently to an interviewer the other day, "I am
no great .Manitou among my brethren simply
because I preach in public and refote error. I
am compelled to do the same service as all
other Dominicans; I am subjected to the same
punishments; I need the same dispensations,
and I can only leave the convent with special
authorization."
The worthy monk labors tremendously. He
rises at six (which is not at all amusing in
Paris in winter,) works without ceasing until
noon, breakfaste with the other monks, goes
back to work at one o'clock, and stops only in
time to take a light supper at six and then to
betake himself to his cellular devotions. His
sermons last exactly an hour and a quarter;
they seem to have been calculated even to the
half minute, and they are studied in every
part. Yesterday, March 10th, Father Mones
bre began this year's series of sermons
opened the campaign against the audacious
who are headed by Ernest Renan. All aristo
cratic Paris and half of the literary world of
this cosmopolitan capital were present. It
must startle even so elastic a temperament as
that of the reverend Dominican to come from
the severe shadows of his cell into the carren
himself surrounded by thousands of beautiful
women, and by the celebrities of all the various
estates in society ; to scent rich perfumes of
lowers and essences, and to see toilets which
miglh well have driven St. Anthony to despair.
FRENCH CATHOLIC ORATORY
of the better class is, as every one knows, dra
matic, full of cumulative effects, often start
ling. Father Monsabre's method does not
differ from that of other great speakers. He is
profoundly eloquent, and frequently moves
his audiences to tears.. Catholic preaching
seems to let expounding entirely alone, and to
confine itself to assertion, logical support of
the assertion, and then thunderous command
and earnest appeal to believe that which has
been asserted. Monsabre and Fathers Roche,
Bandrey, Marcel, Bourgeois, Viard, Faysat,
Marechal, and Conrad, all great preachers,
adopt this manner, and would not think of any
other. At the close of one of his sermons,
Monsabre is so fatigued that he can scarcely
stand- The perspiration flows from his brow
his limbs tremble ; he seems to have exhaled
some portion of his soul in his earnest, striv
ing speech. Yet it is doubtful if he succeeds
in overcoming, in the minds of the Parisian
public, the assertions of M. Renan, which are
made in a very matter of fact way, and in a
harsh and unsympathetic voice. The Catholico
preacher is something of a wit. Speaking of
Renan's desire to be a member of the Academy
one day, some one asked the monk if he
wouldn't like to be one of the immortals also
"I have never dreamed of it, God be thanked!"
was his answer. "If the chair were offered
me I should accept it with proud gratitude, as
Father Lacordaire did his, but I would not
solicit It. I do not aspire to honors on earth.
When I have lived my life I hope that God will
call me to Him, and then I shall indeed be im
mortal ; I rather think we shall be more than forty
up there !"
As soon as the battle is thoroughly started I
will inform you. M. Renan, who is publishing
much of late, makes no secret of his intention
to defend his works against Monsabre's refuta
tions.
Mrs. Dorn,. of Johnston, N. Y., celebrated her
hundredth birthday on the 40th of last month.
Local papers inform us that she has had eleven
children-three sons and eight daughters.
Nine are now living, and six were present at
the centennial party. The oldest living child
is a daughter 77 years old, and the youngest a
son of 57. Mrs. Dorn has now living 119 direct
deascendants-9 children, 49 grandchildren. C4
great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grand
children. Each generation was represented at
the birthday party.
Mrs. Dorn is said to be as cheerfuo as a
cricket. Her mind is active, and uoue of her
reasoning faculties are impaired. She has
never been seriously ill. The scenes of child
hood have returned to her fresh and green, and
events that occurred in the morning of her life
furnish unceasing topics for conversation.
She takes care of her own room, sleeps well,
eats heartily, and walks without assistance.
At 80 years of age she caught her second sight,
bat within a year or more has lost it. Sinoe
then she cannot read even with the aid of
zu:M KA.tL (JF LEITliuJ.
The Earl of Leitrim who was shot recently
by some of his exasperated tenants was the
head of a family of English origin which set
tied in Ireland after the dark days of Queen
Elizabeth, and whiobh was ennobled in the per
son of his grandfather, Robert Clemente, Esq ,
raised to the Irish peerage on the 11th of Octo
ber, 1783, as Baron Leitrim, and made Earl of
Leitrim twelve years afterwards. He was the
third Earl, and was a man of more than seventy
years of age, having been born in 13C6. He
was notorious throughout his life as a stern
and exacting landlord on his estates of Lough
Ryan, in Leitrim, and Killadoen, in Kildare.
It is told of him that his favorite phrase in dis
missing any appeal made to him was to bid
the applicant "go to hell or America." He
was one of the largest land holders in Ireland,
owning 56,194 acres in Donegal, 18.203 in Gal
way, 53 in Kildare (property on which he was
murdered) and 21,179 in Leitrim, making in
all 95,619 csres. His nephew, who succeeds
him, is the son of his brother, the Hon. and
Rev. Francis Clements, clergyman of the Eng
lish Church, vicar of Norton, in England.
We find the following card in a recent issue
of the N. Y. Sun :
To the Editor of The Ban :
Sir.-I ask The Sup to give publication to a
few ideas an the late Earl of Leitrim. A des
patch from Dublin says: "His Lordship was
kind and liberal to the poor." Now, it so hap
pens that I belong to the county where his
ruthless crelty was most enacted. The north
part of Donegal county is where he held his
largest estate, called Gweedore. His career in
Ireland as an oppressive tyrant stands to.day
unparalleled in the annals of Irish history.
Twenty years ago I chanced to be a spectator
oe day's diabolical work-the burning of
the homes of 500 families. Before he retired 1
from his pillage and work of destruootion be
had the relentless deviltry to rent these homes
to three adventurers, who wanted nasture for
the raising of their horned sheep. People who
had lived on the lands, which had belonged to
their ancestors since the days ef Milesins, a
thousand years before Christ, were turned
adrift upon a merciless world. He surveyed
the doings of that day with as keen an eye as
the Prussians did the storming and surrender
of Sedan. He had for his assitantsduring the
day a sheriff named Greerson (long since dead),
and a crowbar brigade, which was backed by
500 mounted policemen, who nobly did their
duty in seeing his mandates fiolled without
hindrance. I have said nothing that I cannot
verify by referring you to the Irish papers,
and to hundreds of victims in this city who
partook of his Lordship's infernal generosity.
In justice to the people of Gweedore, whom he
was the cause of driving to the shores of
America in search of a home, I ask this publi
cation. DAursL FRANCIS MCDAVITT,
198 Floy street, Erooklyn.
HoLY Wazx -We are indebted to Mr. P. F.
Gogarty,.151 Camp street, for a copy of the
new revised and enlarged edition of a book
published under the above title by the New
York Catholic Publication Society. It con
tains the complete office of Holy Week accord
ing to the Roman Miesal and Breviary, in
English and Latin.
The object of the author and the scope of
the work may be judged from the preface to
the book which we copy :
The week before Easter has been called by
several names, from the great mysteries and
various ceremonies celebrated and performed
in it. The Greeks and Latins anciently called
it the Great Week, the Holy Wetk; sometimes
the Painful JWeek -that is, the Week of Aus
terities; also, the Week of Sorrows, the days
of thI Croess or of Sufferings. "We call it the
cGreat Week," says St. Chrysostom, on Pa, 145,
"not that it consists of a greater number of
days, or that the days in it are longer; but
on account of the great things which God has
wrought in it; for on these days was the
tyranny of the devil overthrown, death dis
armed, sin and its curse taken away, heaven
opened and made accessible, and men made
fellows with the angels."
The chief object of the Church in this
week is to celebrate the memory of the pas
sion and death of her Redeemer. Every part
of the sacred liturgy is directed to this end ;
the Church's offies, more solemn and more
multiplied in this week than in any other dur
ing the whole year, are most especially adapt
ed to excite in the hearts of the Faithful
those various sentiments of love and gratitude,
of compassion for the sufferings of our Lord,
of sorrow and detestation fr sin, which every
Christian ought to cherish in this holy time.
It is with the sincere desire of exciting pious
sentiments in the hearts of the faithful that
the whole liturgy of the Church for Holy
Week has been collected in this volume, and
is presented to the public, both in the Latin
and English languages. Thus, whilethepious
Christian unites hbs voice with that of the
priest and of the choir, he may also penetrate
the sense of the divine offce, and sanction by
the fervor of his heart what he pronounces
with his tongue. For this reason, the editor
flatters hiself that this book will not fall to
plels all these w aho l estmeIa a d4e aome
of piety and religion ;-and may profit even
those who, through a want of instruction,
seldom or never reflect on the great mysteries
which the Church commemorates during Holy
Week. The very reading of this most pious
and affecting part of the Church's liturgy is
capable of exciting in their hearts a true and
solid devotion.
ROMAN .MORALITY UNDER ROMAN
CATIHOLIC DOMINATION.
N. O. SBouthwestern Christian Advocate.
We have received the following and o
publish it, and ask the New York Adre- n
cate to give us the source of its "reliable o
facts." We have no other purpose than to e
deal justly with all classes, and we are v
quite sure this is the purpose of our New .
York confrere. Ii
We wish to state, however, that we have ,
statistics and facts in our possession whichb
have fully convinced us that continued s
Roman Catholic domination in any coun- f
try is detrimental to public and private *I
morals. These we may publish hereafter:
Mfr. Editor-I find published in your paper n
of March 28th, 1878, an article with the above .
heading, credited to the New York Advoeate.
The article states, on the authority of "a re. t
cent number of El Solero, an Italian journal of
prominence," that there was in Rome, in 1870, ii
a total population of 205,000, and that the
number of births reached, in the same year. to
4378, of which 1215 were legitimate and 3163 F
illegitimate; the illegitimate, therefore, being d
in the proportion of 75 25 per 100 of the total b
of births! II
In reply to these "curious, reliable statistical f,
facts." now published by you, the New York a
Adrocate and El Sofeero. as the true statistical e
tables of Rome for 1170, I will state that the V
same tables, the same iigures, the same results, i,
were given and published in 1854, in a work w
by Rev. M. Hobert Seymour, and have been i
published and re-published in this country by o
nearly all the evangelical journals and anti- a
Catholic reviews, magazines and pamphlets, it
Adrocate as that to which they refer, namely, h
1o70. I have now before me a list of the names
of seven publications in 186; and 1863 with a
the same identical statements. so that the "re- a
liable Italian journal" is somewhat behind its ra
enterprising brethren In giving the moral sta
tistics of Rome for 1870, as others have been tt
publishing the same statements, the same
figures, periodically for the last twenty-four b
years-that is, sixteen years before the events ti
are supposed to have happened. ti
The official census of Rome, published De- i
cember 21, 1807-that is, before Rome was the
capital of the Kingdom of Italy-in the Civilta b
Catholice, gives the total population at 215,673,
and the number of legitimate births for the
year, from Easter 1866 to Easter 1867, at 5739. b
The average number of legitimate births for ti
the previous ten years was 5657, and the aver
age number of illegitimate births was less
than 6 per cans, in place of the 75 per cent
given in the article from the New York Adeeo
cate The oftleials taiitist for the whole of
Italy for the same period gives the illegitimate
births at 5 per cent. d
"The statistics corresponding to the latest h
years of the Pontifical Government show that f,
there was committed one murder in England
for every 1+7,000 inhabitants, and in the es
tates of the Pope one for every 750 " "Tbese i
Migures are sufficiently suggestive," says the
New York Advocate. I should suppose every b
one would think so. Let us examine them. i
This statement would give 130 murders in
England and Wales for the twenty millions of
inhabitants, and for the three millions of in- h
habitants in the " Pope's Estates" it would
give 4000 murders, or 2.19 times as many as in
the Pope's late dominions, for the same nom- ii
ber of inhabitabt!' as are committed in Eng- d
land in the same tme. 1
This difference it. this single crime between t
any two countries in the world-Catholic,
Protestant, Mohammedan or Pagan, having
any kind of a government-could hardly be
believed by any person who investigates the
statistios of orime ; but when it is stated as
between England and the Roman States, as
giving their moral condition some ten or t
twelve years ago, I think that it is only neces
sary to point it out to any sane man or woman
to have the statement discredited.
The Statietical Journal of London for 1807
gives the following tables for England for
1t65-coroner's verdicts :
Willful Murder.................................... b
Manslaughter....................................... 2
Conealmenst of blrth-Infsutlc!de................ a
74 a
I will make no other observation on this a
article at present, but ask you in justice to
fellow Christians, to publish, as I write it, this ti
answer to these terrible charges against my y
religions brethren in Italy, and against Roman
Catholic morality every where, and thus allow
my reply to go before your readers, and be h
contradicted ii not true.
Your obedient servant.
D. P. ScasrJr . X
New Orleans, April 9th, 187e. c
The Berlin Fre Press says tbhat in the month y
of February Sooialists have been condemned u
by Prussian judges to2t60i months of imprison- o
ment, and to flues amounting in all to 70,000 y
marks. Those persons who distributed printed
formula inviting people to separate from the a1
Established Protestant Churoh were last week -
condemned to Anes of 15 marks. Forty-foor h
inbabitsaum of Mar warn eA 30 emarks 1
seek for greatiasg ssily to PUu ims I.
CASTLE DALY:
Tas
Story of an Irish Home Thirty Years Ago.
CRAPThR I.
'Pack, clouds. away. sad wecoes day,.
With night we banlish sorrow."--aarnooo.
A bright, sunny spring morning after a night
of rain. Heavy olouds, like a dispersed but
not beaten army, hang in threatening masse
on the brows of range a of dark, slate-color
ed mountains that shut in the landscape to the
west, while the sun climbing the summit of a
loWir range of grass-olothed hills on the east
made the waters of Lake Corrib dance in its
light, and turned the rain-drenched trees that
surrounded Castle Daly into a forest of dia
monds. The house, a solid grey stone, many.
windowed mansion, wsth a turreted roof, and
four dilapidated towers ornamenting its sides,
stood on a slope between two greasy hills and
fronted the head of the lake Just where its
waters, after narrowing into a river-like ohan
nel through a paes in the hills, spread oat
again into a second shimmering sheet of sllver
where emerald slopes and purple heads saw
themselves reflected.
The front door stood wide open that morn
ing, as it generally did in all but the vary
worst weather, and from the top of its high
stone steps a wide view was commanded.
Frowning mountain heads and delicate purple
distances, soft green level shading into the
blue of river and lake, the near ground be
lug variegated with every gradation of tint,
from black bog land to bright ferny hollows
and onultivated fields. Just in front a lawn
sloped from the top of the little eminence on
which the house stood to a white road skirt
ing the northern shores of the lake, whose
windings the eye could follow till they were
lost among the hills. Bold outlines and fair
coloring were to be seen at their very best
under the radfence of the spring sanshine; but
it was not altogether to enjoy them that the
house
hold, as they left their rooms one by one, pass
ed the door of the breakfast parlor where the
meal waited for them, and sauntered, hatless
and bonnetless, down the hall steps into the .
rain-drenched garden.
It was more or less a matter of course with
them all to spend rather more of their time out
of doors than in, and if there was anything to
be done at a bred time, even sunoh a pleasant
thing as breakfast, an instinct against puno
tuality gave zest to a little preliminary dawd
lioarst, a boy of about sixteen came out with a
book in his hand, at which he gave a careless
glance or two before thrusting it into his poo
ket and rushing across grass-plot and dowrt
border to join a group of servants who sisnal
taneously left their work, in doors and out, at
the sound of a bugle, and flocked to the yard
gaste to meet the bearer of the post-bag, who
just then made hbis'appearanoe blowing hisb
gle and driving at an astonishing rate up the
road in a jaunting oar.
Next a girl about a year younger, with
dark silk handkerobief tied scroe her golden
haired head, tripped down the steps and stood
for a minute or two quiet still at the bottom.
with hands clasped behind her back, and hbr
face turned up with an intent, eager, pleased
look towards the sloping bills at whose base
the sunny waters of the lake glittered. Last,
hatless, with his hands toin the pockets of his
loose morning coat, appeared the master him
self, Equire Daly, "his honor," as the people
around universally called him. He stooped his
head instinctively in passlng the doorway, as if
not quite sure that even its high arch left him -
room enough to pass under, and then stretch
ing his unusual length of limb against the
door-poet, crossed his arms n his breast and
looked forth lazily. A large, well-made, good.
natured giant style of man was "bhi honor,"
with a sunburnt handsome face on which it
was diffcult to say whether an expression of
asenteness or of lazy enjoyment predominated.
His eyes glanced slowly, first with an amused
twinkle in them towards his young son, the
centre of a group of gesticlating servants.
then over the landscape, half closing now and
then, and peering intently as if to make out
some object in the distance, brightening at
last with a peculiar loving light as they rested
on his daughter, who kept her motionless posi
tion at the foot of the steps, too closely wrapt
in her own thoughts to be aware of his neigh
borhood. He watched her for a second or two
and then called out.
"Hollo I you Ell-woman, what uncanny spells
are youea weaving this morning foreor undotnK
are you summoning your kindred from the
lake to help in your incantations f Come, leave
the Good People, and pay a little attention to
your father, you undutiful Princess of the Gol
den Looks."
The dreamy look vanished, the young girl
sprang up the steps, and it was a brilliantly
happy face, all sparkling with dimples and
smiles, which received her father's morning
kiss. ::i bai no idea you w re d-n," she es
claimed: "I came out to gather your dower;
I can't think how I came to forget it"
"I can. Your relations in the lake called
you, and all the concerns of the upper world
went olean out of your head, as your mother
complains they usually do, you nupraetical,
yellow-haired O'Fiaherty witch !'
By this time she had drawn him down the
steps towards a flower border, and as she fast
ened a powdery purple anrienla in his button
hole she said. "I dont beliese she was a witek
that old Castle Isa berolnas, oely a trae pea
nat, whoa aln Ii*h WIsse we sb doahewu

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