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ernuing Star and Cattollse dssen ,' i
raW OKr.3A3S I J31AT. JULY 91t 1rk.
OBNBERAL R WB ITEBIMS.
The United States pays annually to other
osoutries $100,000,000 for sugar and solassee.
The Caesells. the English publitaere, have
sIpsart for the year 1878 $3 000 out of their
li, and propces to do the same every year,
a a ftnd for workmen who remain long in
toar service.
Ure steamso Seine has picked up the loset At
SIato cebleof 1866. whlob she wee sent out to
leek for. Who would have ventured to prediot,
ltsee years ago, that after twelve years men
amild go out to beht for and Infallibly recover
4 rope no thicker than one's thumb from the
depths of the mid-Atlantio.
An anglish essayist named Edward Spenoer
3eesly hab recently published a volume where.
da be endeavore to reasue frcm historloal scorn
CaeSUlt, Oledin and Tiberius. The London
seviewere serve up his efforts upon hot plates,
eadadll*attention whimsioally to his character
aMton of Catiline as a martyr and Tiberias as
a faultless oharaoter. Escaylet Beely decides
that the heathen statesmen "owe their bad
spntation in history to the inventive malioe
tbeir political enemies.
The movement against the use of agrioulto
wal machinery is resebing such proportions in
Ohio and Indiana as to seriously alarm the
umers. Boores of reaping mahobinus have
elseady been destroyed, and every day brinog
weporte of depredations. Many farmers are
yielding and discarding their maobines Per
acme who have traveled in the rural districts of
edtiana during the lest week say that a very
large pa of the wheat in the State is out
Durloi the late war the Russians lost by
death 3556 of their 2 839 surgeons, or one in
oevry eight, a mouh heavier rate of mortality
than that among combatatn filbere, but not so
wemarkable when It is reme.l,ered how ardan
Gus are the surgeon's duties, how heavy is the
esponeibility weighing on bim and how great
tsise xpoenre to contagion. The only instance
rseorded where the proportion tf deaths
amng the ocmratant officers was larger than
that of the surgeons was in the Prussian army
darlna the war of 1870.71.
.Polk County. Iowa, -presents the most re*
narkiable plalftrm of the season, as tesstifies
bis specimen plank: "With fall confidence in
he Integrity, expressed conviction and soldier
lfeof aon. Rutherford B. Hayes, the great Re- I
. lioan party of Lincoln and Grant conferred I
aoa* trim its highest honor, yet within one
bert moon after assamieg oofficial station, he
as found to be training in the ranks of the
enmyl, and now marches step by step with the
raneing ooluom of our Corfiderate foes.
Retona, oh I wanderer, return.:'
Riosteo good people, who used to send the
crtjy's poor children down the harbor for a day's
loessre, now have a regular organ'sation to
laee them in farm houses for weeks at a time.
atrny young girls in well-to-do families spend
e kest f the summer months in iseking out
S&hcsh people, sewing girls and poor sick women I
as we as children, and in raiinog money and
adirng runtry placse fir them. Hundreds
ass tobs thus beneftted this year, some of the
Sesatryfolks taking them for nothing, while
masa accept the least they can afford.
TIfhe Buffalo Union denounces the secret bal
11 as "essentially on-American, and an in
aedsamet of evil is the hands of a ard. a '
Sia who Is afraid to openly avow his -o.o is
-a migeoble creature, and unworthy to enjoy
-h ee franchise of the Republio. The secret
pstom qpes a door for the foulest politicall
emuptle. The money of the sooundrel can
them heely fw. The political triekster is for
aert ad nmw asn ignoble bargan is sbruck in I
the esorai4allot darkness that would never be
- tC.nwed+ the open rise roee vote of freedom."
TheParis Fiaro. on the morning of the grand
mgeie., printed in six parallel columns and sie
different laigusg a, French, German, Engl sh.
Bfanlsh, Italian and OGeek, the programms of
the fete. The English ve's'on, which Is inno
cent of any ponoe nation mark of tles import
onoe than a period, sp aka of the "Marshall,"
acd clarion ringing." The whole force wts
"ender the imueulllat command" , f G neral
Ajymord, who wee ' recognizable by a fanon
Bold bohind hiut bt a boreemau." M a. of the
"t.Cgades w.rc c~mmwauded by ' bti.aderor.."
At the M s.ouri St.te Prison, at JLffrean
city, doring the last six monout' Cf their term,
pirsioners that lhave bhen- woil-b,'huved are
atiowd to ga out :aid work in the cily sa Tri.m
stoar, laborers, elt. Toty are perfec:ly free,
and are not unni.r any suporvesiou by guanrds
Of cource at night they have to return to the
oe itntiary While into the city they are 'not
etowod to enter 'sty store- or salooun; if tbis
regulation it infringed the7 are iwmedlately
seemdned to the prison. Attempts at escape
while thee working free from all surveillance
Asve been very rare, for should they be reosp
ouedl they have to serve a double term cuder
vs ore stringent rules and regulations
In the recent Doomsday Book of England the
Ktillsank family is put down a- pcrsseinlg es
Mses in the north of England worth near
$120,000 a year. There is a curocs history
cmanected with this property. Lady Dorothy
Kilbank was a favorite of Mary, Queen of Soots,
bet got into disgrace to connection with the
tbine sff.ir, il, whioh her husband was also
involved. Sue brome so reduced in oiroom
tanoo a that she sold gingerbread on the bridge
at Berwick-on.Twesd, by whichbob, and the
beauty if her oustcm ira, she saved $4 000, and
bought the estate of Halnaby, in Yorkshire,
sad, living very penurtously till she was 83,
mahtrs3d the property now held by the Mal
Marllar Kimata, of Toklo, formed a company
lo lend money to the poor at low interest. It
psered a failure, for though there were enough
geer people anxious to borrow, few cf them
would repay their loans. Maria Kimata there.
eore had to abandon his project, having lost
heavily himself and Involved many if his
frieads with him. A large fortune, thowever.
estlt remained to him. On the anniversary tf
hie father's death he called the stookholders
a.egther, and onot of bhis private moans paid to
each the amount of his loas; then placing their
rswoolpts, with all the ob.igatiocs and secori
b, es given to the company by the poor borrow
- es, to a brazier, with incer s', he b rned shom
beforthe the rline of lotoke Sams. Maria
trsata is a heathen idolater.
The "Jingo"' critics of London, who have
: ,ees . fearfol that "British lnterests" would
S ea be sufliiently protesoted at the Congreess,
ew have. an opportunity of revisinj their
".tiloons. With Gibraltar, Malta, and Cypros,
uenpying rsetively the west. the centre,
-d the eaternmoet bounderies of the Meditoer
Smoesa, In her pots mioo, with Egypt and Asi
adlo-Terkey preottially under her protectorate,
- and with the etrong frontier of the Balkans as
Sa defenoe agailast notbhern aggresion. England
Ceay well be conaldered as the chie f gaioer in
he dilplomatio stroggle at Berlin. All this s ae
has edauared withot firing a shabot, and by the
e nodlture .f a Oomparatively smell sum.
Rusel, on the other hand, after a war that has
4s4edid her resources and Internal organiza.
S ee to the utmost, that has involved the lose
'.$SO0,000,000 and 200,000 lives, finds her con
i Eu n..arrowed down to the thin strip of
moc laUlso Beasarabie and two barren strong.
toide in Armenia. No wonder there.is lemen
tetien to Mosoow and indignaat oomment in
1 tSPetersburg.
Elegant black silkas worth 65 and noever be
Teed isr less th tthat, may new e pMrchaseed at
;. M istes 4mdry soms set the Adams ies.
ii lIlAI I1,W W-.
Dabllasl s M ib.
Belfast has been striving to keep up its
old ev1 reputation daring the past two
weeks. A fortnight ago a Catholic Tem
r perance Association took an excursion into
the country, and when coming back it was
Sassailed by crowds of Orange fanatics. Re
r taliation for an outrage so entirely unpro
voked and indefensible I. what any intell
igent student of Northern humanity would
bave expected, and, we deeply regret to
say, retaliation soon came. 01 Saturday
last an excursion organised by four Pro
testant Sunday schools was held, and when
the excursionists returned to the town in
the evening they in turn were attacked at
various points, and a riot of formidable
dimensions supervened. Stones, bottles,
and other missiles were freely used : so
was the knife, for at least one man was
stabbed : a pistol was fired among the
crowd, but fortunately, so far as is known,
without dangerous consequence; and a few
soldiers present joined in the melee with
vigor, and employed their belts on the
constabulary with some effect. A good
many arrests were made, among the cap
tured being several men belonging to the
reserve force, most of whom were sen
tenced to termb of imprisonment varying
from one month to five. On Sunday night
the disturbances were renewed, but, we
are glad to say, not quite so fiercely. Con
sidering that as yet we are only lu June,
and that July and August are immediately
before us, we think it behooves .the
antharitiem at nonA too trake ll necamary
steps to keep down the seethingl mass of
Orange ruffianism whose usual midsummer
overflow time is drawing nigh.
Though the Home Rule League remains
inert, and apparently dead ti all-ºe-nºe
of the urgent need for activity indicated
by the political circumstances of the time,
we are glad to note that there are men in
the country less disposed to sloth. Quite
recently we chronicled the founding of a
popular organization in county Tipperary;
to-day it is our pleasing duty to record
the establishment of a Home Rule Aesocia
tion in Bailieborough, county Cavan. The
first meeting, held on S-'torday last, was
attended by both clerics and laics of local
influence, and the chair was occupied by
the Very Rev. Dr. O'Reily, parish priest of
the town and vicar-general of the diocese,
who was subsequently elected president
of the association. That the promoters
have the right spirit, and are going the
right way to work, may fairly be inferred
from the principle resolution adopted,
which briefly but clearly and sharply de
fines the objects of the 9ailieboreagh Home
Rule Association to be "to work in union
with the Cavan Home RYle Association
for Home Rule. Fixity of/Tenure, and De
nominationali Educatioou.
The celebrated £10 note which the
London carpet-bigger, Dillon Webb, do
nated first to the clergy, then to several
charitableassociations in Dangarven, and
which was rejected by each because it was
sidered a political bribe, seems still to
occupy a large share of public attention.
In its issue of the 29:h nit., the Nation
say :
Certainly there are good reasons, politi
cal and moral, why honest Irishmen should
refuse to accept money giftse proffered,
whether to individuals or popular institu
tions, by men whose evident motive is to
work their way into Parliament. Granted
that no conditions are expressly attached to
thobe presents ; granted that the donor
oi, int a-y- '1 will eppert tn gLt ynnr
votes in exchange for my benefactior.s,''
stnll the intent with which such donations
as are cusally given by the class of per
sons above zcfcrrtd to is co:rupt, and
th'er influence is demoralising It an in
tending candidate goon about aIongst the
electors of any coaist ueuoy slipping money
into their hands, even though he never
drops a hi:ni of an approaching election,
that is bad work. If, instead of tampering
with the electors individually and sepa
rarely, he setks to make an impression on
whole classes by giving largess to societies,
or institutions, or pubiic works-to church
es, chapels, convents, or monasteries
that style of conduct is quite as objection
able. Perhaps it is even more objections
ble ; for, in the first place, the bare attempt
to utilise charitable or religions institutions
for the furtherance of low personal pur
poses is painful to every rightly constitu
ted mind, and, in the next place, the ap
parent success of any sueach endeovor is
absolutely harmful to the public conscience.
Why should a poor voter in any constitu
ency be expected to refuse the gold of an
intending candidate if the parish priest
may accept it for schools, hospitals, or
orphanages 1 Why should not the poor
man take it to build a gable to his totter
long cabin if the clergy may take it to build
a steeple to the parish church t The mo
tive of the gift remains the same, and if
that motive renders the gift objectionable
in one case it should have just the same
effect in the other. We know, as a matter
of fact, that the reasonable and logical
view we have just stated was some years
ago not much regarded in some parts of
this country ; but we know also that great
harm to publio intereats was the result. A
number of corrupt politicians, spying out
particular counties and boroughs for which
they wished to getelected, became sudden
ly possessed of a great desire to aid the
local charities, and to contribute towards
the ornamentation of the ecclesiastical
edifices. They used their cheque books
liberally for those purposes, and it most
be confeMed they attained their ends in
some instances ; but thelsir game was seen
through at last, the clergy discouraged it,
and the public mind revolted against it.
For a considerable time the system has
fallen into disuse. We hope we may
gather from what haa occurred at Dongar
van, from the noble conduct of its excellent
pastor, from the action of the good Sisters
of Mercy, and (in view of the latter phase
of their proceediogs) from the course
adopted by the Temperance Society, that
any attempt to revive it in any part of
Ireland will result in a complete and
ignominioos failure.
We wish we could end this article at this
point, but we feel bound to take coguis
ance of the unpleasant fact that an applica
tion for Mr. Dillon Webb's rejected £10
has been publicly put forward-not on his
own accoust, ef course, but on behalf of a
local charity-by a respected clergyman of
the South of Ireland. A'ter the Very Rev.
Dr. Cleary had spurned Mr. Dillon Webb's
money, after the Sisters of Mercy and the
-:  .-..- ,-'- -i
aent it boek to blm,'un applicant for It hat
come forward in the person of ae Very
Rev. Archbdeacon O'Regan of Mallow ! We
i print the letter of the rev. gentleman as it
has appeared in the Cork Exassiser :
MAz.LLOW. Jane 11th, 1878.
Dear Mr. Zditor-There appears to be a sub.
Sssantial amount of money seeking for accept'
ane. in DonUarvan rajeeted by its esteemed
parish priest and by the parochial eooieties.
Should Mr. Dillon Webb kindly please to trans
for his benevolent charity to the Orphanage
of Mallow, it shall be moetthankftlly reselved
and acknowledged by--." parish priest of
Mallow. P. D.O'.Bso 'Lbdeaooa and V. 0
Having in view all the clrcumstances of
the case, the public will judge of this doon
ment, and to their Judgment we leave it.
The Cork Examiner of Jaly 5, says:
The crops in the west of the county, in
cluding Bandon, Danmanway, Drimo
league, Bantry, sad BSkbbereen are in a
very promising condition. The potato
crop especially has not been better for
many years past. Such was the great snp
ply on Saturday at Skibbereen that they
were sold at one shilling per weight.
Mr. O'Connor Power has postponed hls
question relative to the political prisoners
atod their treatment for the present, in view
of tue rumor that the Government contem
plate the speedy liberation of the prisoners
still confined.
A terrible accident happened on the 31
of July in the river Bandon near Innoshan
non. Fur iof the Brothers of the 7tT1
Reformat,, , George Hay, John Roony,
Peter M8Swnrie and Denis McCarthy/Went
in bathing a' tie point referred td. Not
knowing ti.,w to swim and be g drawl
Into an eddy the toree fires a ed parties
were drowns .
DECB ,
OF THE SACRED COH GATION OF THE
PROPAGANDA, GIV G TO HIS GRACE, TIB
MOST REV. ARC ISHOP OF BALTMORE,
THE FACULTY O ERECTING THE CONFRA
TERNITY OF /fIIE SACRED THIRST AND
AGONY OF AESUd AND THE DOLORS OF
MARY TO IMPRESS INTEMPERANCE.
Most oly Father-The Arbchbishop of
Balti ore. with profound respect, makes
known to Your Holiness that there are in
sueral places of his diocese societies ea
-tabliahed in honor of the Sacred Thirst and
Agony of our Lord Jesus Christ and the
Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the
repression of intemperance, and that the
members of these societies meet at stated
times to offer up prayers to God for that
object. And being fully convinced, that a
confraternity instituted and enriched with
indulgences, such as was erected in Ireland
some years since, would tend greatly to
the attainment of this nud, and to the con
sequent salvation of souls and progress of
religion in this country; be, therefore,
earnestly prays Your Holiness that he may
erect in the city of Baltimore, a coufrater
oity in honor of the Sacred Thirst and
Agony of our Lord Jesus Christ and the
Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the
repression of intemperance which shall be
enriched with the same indulgences as the
like society established in Dublin.
In an audience of the 21at day of March,
1878, our Moat Holy Father, by Divine
Providence, Pope Leo XIII, on the report
of the undersigned Secretary of the Con
gregation of the Propaganda, granted to
the Archbishop of Baltimore, in answer to
his petition, the faculty of erecting in that
city the aforesa!d confraternity, under the
direction of a clergy man to be designated
by him, and of aggregating to this confra
teruity, either by himself or through the
dlrrtCL, other termcrance octjo,. with
the cour. unicatiuu of all the epiritual
favured a:d graces, on the cot dition, how
ever, that iii tLe adutlsion of m. tubers
their nani U he irsrir'ed in a boo'l ktept for
that Utr, ee.
To tie c-m.zratert.ity thua tercted Iis
HIolotesn har deigned to glrant the fA1;ow
itg induleLce:O
"'A plenary indulgencA on the d my of
enrollment, and on the Feast of the Most
Precious Blood, of the Holy Nam; and of
the Five Wounds of our L itd, of the Moat
Pure Heart, of the Se.ven Dolors and the
Auxilium Christian.rnm of the B eased
Virg'n Mary, of the Patronage of St. Jo
sepb, of St. George, of Sr. Patrick, and of
St. Andrew, the Apostle; provided that
the members, being truly penitent after
going to Confession and worthily receiving
the Holy Communion, visit a church of the
confraternity and pray for some time for
the preparation of the Faith and for the
intention of the Sovereign Pontiff.
"An indulgence of three years and three
quarantines as often as the prayers pre
scribed for members are recited (that is to
say, each time the Pater and three Aves
are said), and of seven years and of seven
quarantines if these prayers are said in
common; also an indulgence of 300 days
for each act of mortification done for the
intentions of the confraternity; besides an
indulgence of 300 days for a person who
induces another to become a member, and
if ten are thus prevailed on, of seven years
and seven quarantines; finally an indul
gence of 100 days for the ejaculation : 'O
Lord Jesus, through Thy most Sacred
Thirst, save us.'"
Given at Rome, from the Propaganda, the
day and year as above,
J. B. AGNozzI, Secretary.
Tue Most Rev. Archbishop has appointed
Very Rev. Edward MIcC-lgan Director of
theo Conlrateroity.-EBnltimore Mirror
PERSONAL -The MORNINt( STAR Off te wan
vilited last week ty to of the most nealons members
of esLt Peter'n Total Abstinsnoe Booety of Montgomery,
Alea., Mr. R. O. Tsaylor. Vioe President, adn Mr. J. P.
Hogan, Feccretsry. We were pleased to learn from
these gentlemen that their society is in- excellent cn
dition and. hke other soeletUesef the kind in the loath,
Is dooing a moderate amount of good.
Our sactive and enterprising young friend,
Thomas McKeodtick, Esq., ha.s a splendid stock of
house furnishing goods, plambing and gas ftttg
materlils, cbhandellers. mixed paint ready for se. eta .
aiwats) on hand at hi. large store, C53 Maasatoe street,
just above Josephine. The new Beauty elevat6d oven
range, the Paragon range, and the Hearth and Hom.
cooking stores, for all of which he Is agent, he offers
at low prices. Call and see him.
CorrAGa AND LAW LIBRAIRY FOR RAFFLE -
Attention isdlrected to a eard on our fifth p-ge, en
onnocing the refliu o0a, loeoottage in Mandevlle, and
of a spleoded law library. Tbhey belong to a weall
known inrly of this city, now in reduced clream
stances, the library havies been ollected by one of
the sons, an officer in the Confederate army, who was
hilled in Virgisa;
Faney linen salsings, worth 25 aeats, aeg
e .sr-,s.h.Aimes, ..atlI.eaits.
TaKF ANCIENT MONUMENTb OF MEATH,
' The following circualsr regarding the for
mation of a Meath Antiquarian Association
has been issued :
Perhaps there is no part of Ireland so
rich in hltorie aseooiations and antiqua
rian remains as the county Meath. From
the dawn of our history this fair and fertile
plain has been the scene of great events,
and scarcely any age has passed that baa
not left here its characteristic and endor
ing memorials. The earthen fort, the
cromlech, the sepulchral mound, carry
back the imagination to the dim era when
monarchs reigned at Tars, and the mystic
rites of Druidism were celebrated in forest
or on hill. The atone-roofed oratory, the
sculptured cross, the pillar-tower, spek'of
the lives and labors of those studioe4 and
saintly men who made Ireland, t6r more
than three centuries, the light of-the West.
ern world. The stately eas es, abbeys,
and churches of a later da remind as of
that conquering Norman which "united
the indomitable vigor the Scandinavian
with the b-oyant vi acity of the Gaul,"
and has left here many evidences of its
piety, its valor and its skill.
Perhaps may boast also that in no
other par Ireland have the preeious
heirloo of the past been, on the whole,
so carefully preserved. The reason is not
far to seek. Scarcely anywhere else in this
oo try has, the continuity of the local
der of things remained so unbroken for
such a length of time. As there has been
since the close of the twelfth century, the
mass of the population, continuing un
changed in race, has always regarded the
past with traditionary reverence, and has
respected its remains. Again, the storms
of confiseation that swept the island in the
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries seem
to have abated their violence when passing
Meath. A few "old trees of the land"
were spared, and happily fluurish to this
day vigorous and green. No small portion
of the possessions of the ancient barons
of Meath still remains in the kindly hands
of their lineal descendants. That far more
care for the preservation of our ancient
bnildings has been shown by the lords of
the soll here than in other parts of the
country is therefore not to be wondered at.
Much credit is due also to the clergy of
both Churches, who have often prevented
the wanton injury of our ancient monu
ments, and some of whom have devoted
themselves to the illustration of our na
tional or local archmology. Every one
acquainted with the subject will acknowl
edge the :immense value of the learned
and laborious researches of the Rev.
Mervyn Archdall, in the last century, and
of Dean Butler and Dean Cogan in our
own days.
But it would be a great mistake to sup
pose that the state of the ancient mona
ments of Meath is such as to leave nothing
to be desired. On the contrary, the con
dition of many of them is simply deplora
blehis and disgraceful. Not to speak of many
acts of vandalism that we know on un
questionable authority to have been per
petrated in the county in comparatively
recent times, some instances of destruction
and decay occurring within the last few
years, and within a few miles of Trim,
may be mentioned. Of the Castle of Souar
logatown, which was coeval with the Nor
man invasion, and which remained almost
perfect when described by Wakeman and
Wilde, literally not one stone rests on an
other. The greater part of the old border
Keep of Donore has fallen. At Newtown,
the arch of the grand east window of the
cathedral has given way, whilst tihe priory
of a inons regular, close by, is losing every
arcuhe ural ea.,re Lilar could indicate a
style or help to fix a date. The beauteous
window tracery of the little church of
Moy met is fast disappearing. Tue quaint
ly carved tombstone of Sir Robert Dil!on,
r.rected in 1593 by his widow, Marg~aret
S rsfield, a daughter of the house of Lucan,
was broken not many months since, and its
fragmeuts scattered about the churchyard
of Tare. Even if there was no Dillon left
in Meath to guard a Dillon's tomb, one
would have thought that the memonies
asjnciated with the stainlesse name of Sare
field should have rendered such an outrage
iropu'seible. In the Castle of Rivereton
cattle are housed, where once
"'night and page a d househo:d squire
Loitered through te lofty hail,
Or gathered round the ample fire."'
When we ref ct that all this havoc is due
scarcely more to "Time's effcinog finger"
than to the rude hand of man, our regret
gives place to indignation.
But the strangest feature in this case is
that while everyone condemns this barba
rous neglect and destruction of our vene
rable monuments, no one seems to have
thought of devis'ng any means to meet the
evil. Scarcely any person would admit
himself to be so devoid of feeling, taste,
and culture as to be quite indifferent on
this subject. But while everyone says
something ought to be done, or wonders
something has not been done, nobody gives
himself any trouble about the matter, and
so the work of ruin goes steadily on.
Under these circumstances, it has occur
red to a few gentlemen to try if it would
be possible to form a society for the pre
servation of all that is left of our ancient
structures. At fl-et eight it would not
seem as if there should be any insuperable
difficulty in getting one or two hundred
gentlemen to associate for that purpose*
The rest wou!d be easy. Public opinion on
the matter, if concentrated and directed,
is now sunfficiently powerful and enlighten
ed to prevent any further mutilation of
our old buildings. The asseociation would
only have to call attention to any such
attempt that might be detected, and the
attempt wosld atonce be abandoned. And
as to the outley that might be required in
order to arrest or retard the farther pro
greas of decay, a nominal subseription
yearly from eact member would soffice. It
would not involve much expenditure to
have the interior and immediate precincts
of our ancient buildings kept in a clean
and fitting state, to occasionally paint a
wall, to strengthen an arch, or to restore
a carved stone to its place. This is nearly
all that would be necessary.
The idea of forming such an association
has been received with an enexpected de
gree of favor. A considerable number of
members may already be counted upon,
and promises of support bave been accord
ed from numerous and influential quarters.
The Right Hon. Lard Dunsany has ex
.pressed his warm sympalby with tie
movement, and it is hoped that hisl lord
ship may be indouced to accept the presi
dency of the society, and thereby, in a
great mesure, enasure the success of the
undertaing. The head of one of our
great historie houses-a learned amtiqua
rise-the considenrate owner and judicious
guardian of such national monuments as
a Trim Castle and the church of Dunsany
his lordship would be the beat of all poe
sible presidents for the contemplated aso
elation.
It is intended, as soon as a sufficient
amount of support has been secured, to
call a meeting at Trim for the purpose of
inaugurating the society, and of defining
its objects and rules. It is expected that
the aseociation will arrange to have
lecturea delivered occasionally by eminent
antiquarians on subjects possessing local
interest. Possibly, too, a monthly or
quarterly journal may be established for
e interchange of views, the record of
discoveries, and the preservation of facts
or traditions.
It may be well to answer beforehand an
objection that may perhaps be raised as to
the necessity of this movement. It may
be alleged that as the Board of Works is
about to take charge of the national mon
uments of Ireland local efforts for their
preservation are no longer required. But
the fact is the Board of Works is not.
undertaking the care of more than a small
proportion of the total number of our an
cient edificea.
PANIC INCIDENTS IN BBRLIN.
The Socialist scare still continues in
Germany. A young man traveling for a
Silecian papler house happened to be talk
ing to a customer in Berlin, when the cos
suter S' wise 1sai, --My, now mrtei you
resemble Nobiling I You might be taken
for him." "Is that so t" said the young
man jestingly; "then I must resemble a
very handsome man." Next day be was
arrested and locked up. M. L Rigoudand,
Berlin correspondent of the Paris Boleil,
was arrested for "looking wickedly at the
Column of Victory." 'He was immediately
released, of course, but the incident is sig
oificant. There is a sadder case-that of
Herr Loewenatein, a furniture dealer who
committed suicide in prison, having been
unable to brook the disgrace of being led
manacled through the streets. He denied
emphatically having used the seditious
expressions attributed to him, and it came
out afterwards that he was innocent and
had been denounced by a personal enemy.
Altogether, things in the German capital
remind us of the witty Parisian pageant
(described, we think, by Lord Albemarle)
where, in the scene representing the Reign
of Terror, the dancers, crying "Tv mea'
suspect!' marhobed each othar off till only
one was left, who se-sed himself by the
throat and shouted "Je me wuis suspect !"
denounced himself and danced himself off
to prison. Indeed, the only sensible man
in the German Empire seems to be a Ba
varian tavern keeper who, when an inebri
ate guest began babbling bloodthirstily and
beerily that "it served the Kaiser right,"
took him by the collar and launched him
into the street with three tremendous
kicks, administered "in the name of the
Emperor, of the King of Bavaria and of the
German people."
In consequence of She commencets of the
press upon the fact that Gen. Sherman's
son has gone to England to study for the
priesthood, the Hon. 8. Reber, of St. Louis,
has, by consent of the parties interested,
published a private letter addressed to him
by young Mr. Sherman, from which we
copy the concluding paragraph:
I write to inform you, and to beg you to
communicate the information to those who
may enquire concerning me, that I assume
to myse.f the whole reesponsibility of my
choice, as with me alone rested the duty
and the burden of choosing a path of life;
so witt, me alone rests the blame or praise
of hav:ng chosan the Church iubtesd of the
law. My father, as you know, is not a
Catholac, arnd, the rifore, the step I am
taking serne as startling and as strange to
him as I have no doubt it does to you, my
dear sir. 1 go without his approval, esnc
tion, or consent; in fact, in direct oppisl
tion to his beset wilhes ou my behalf. For
he had teformed other plans for me, which
are now detested, and had other hopes and
expectations which are necessarily dashed
to the ground. In conclusion, my dear
air, I have one request to make, and I make
it not only to you but to all our friends
and relations to whom you may see fit to
show this letter or communicate its con
teut·. It is this: Feeling painfully aware
that I have grieved and disappointed my
father, I beg my friends and his, one and
all, of whatever religion they may be, to
spare him inquiries or comments of any
sort, for I cannot help feelidg that any
thing of the kind would be illtimed and
inappropriate. Trusting to your delicacy
and to theirs to appreciate my motive in
this, and to comply with a request so easily
fulfi led, THOMAs EWIl SHERMAN.
STATE OF TRADE IN NEW YORK CITY.
FIVE HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN FAILURES
IN SIX MONTHS.
New York Suan.
There is no denying that trade is dull
throughout the country, and merchants are
in anything but good spirits. Lirge num
bers of manufactorios are closed, or are
working on half time, or with a greatly
reduced force, and many of the finest of
them, builtten or fifteeu 3ears ago, may
now be bought for a quarter of their coat.
Mr. Edward Atkinson is of the opinion
that we have seen the worst of our business
troubles, and are about to enter on a peri
od of prosperity. He bases his encourag
ing prophecy on the facts that the balance
of trade is in our favor, our maunufac
tures have been so reduced in quantity that
the stock of goods on hand is comparative
ly small, and the condition of our finances
has steadily improved. It may be added
that the crops, both iNorth and South,
promise exceedingly well, and the pros
pects of Democratic success in the electones
for Congressmen next automa give us rea
son to anticipate a continuance of only
modified extravagance at Washington.
But the first six months of the year bshow
a remarkably large number of business
failures. In this city alone there were,
during that time, five hundred and four
teen such failures, in which the aggregate
liabilities amounted to $39,030,795, with
the assets $11,012,662. For the whole of
1877 the total number of failures was only
eight hundred and forty seven, with liabil
ities of $51.687,000 The large increase
in thd present year isa, of course, chiefly
due to the desire of emb·arrassed merchants
to get the advantage of the Bankrupt law
in advance of its sepeal. But ameong
shipwrecked Arms are some of long sted-.
ing, whleb, until rsecento rwa.rs re sr
Sregarded as horoughly soons luane1al
and as conducted on the most eonservativ
business principles.
8till, depressed as business Is Just now,
and small as Is the margin of profits, is 14
not in so lamentable a condition as this
great number of failures would sese ts
imply. A bitter experience of losses has
taught merchants to be sharp in their sea.
tiny of credits. They also are able to eon.
detl their business on a reduced seale of
expenditure, and the economy which
nearly every body has been obliged to
lesar and practise ince the panic of 1873,
has lessened the drafts lade upon uii
counting bouse for personal expenses.
Among the failures there are twa
three of brokers and bankers, whose 14 -.
ties foot up to $3,854,260, with assets. of
not a tenth that total. Next come the
Scarpenters and builders, fourteen of whom
failed, with liabilities of $3 518 047, and
the beggarly show of only $144 234 assets.
The disauters among these are of ceur-se
due to the stagnation in real estate and
the decline p value of all sorts of build
ings. Yet at the present time the number
of structures going up In the city Is re
markably large, for the cost of building is
low and idle capital baseacumulated in the
hands of the owners of great estates. Yet
we find seven failures among lumber deal
era, whose liabilities are $2,147,928, and
their assets only $104.927.
The failure of Dunning, the note broker,
brought to ruin seven drug houses, with
IaDI1ti es reaching ;i,6diid, and asset of
about a third of the amount. This branch
of trade has been a very fortunate and
lucrative one in the peast, and great fort
ones have been made out of it, but it now
shares the disasters which afflict other
kinds of business. The boot and shoe.
trade has also suffered severely, the num
ber of failures for the six months being
twenty-one, the liabilities $1.388,076, and
the assets about half that sum. Among
the failures were three very large and
prominent wholesale bouses. The hatters
and the manufacturers of hatters' goods
have seriously felt the strain of the dull
times, sixteen of these having failed with
$1,040,246 liabilities and 8387,707 sasets
The business of railroad contractor' was
never at so low an ebb as now, and it is
not surprising to find that Ave of them
euccumbed durinor the six months, with
liabilities of$1,340,682 and assets of little
account.
Among the other failures were twenty
three manufacturers, liabilities $1,412.565;
four shipping merchants. $846.965 ; twen
ty-six grocers, $978,495; nineteen liquer
dealers. $809,088; three sugar houses,
$1,150,313 ; fourteen jewellers, 8508,826 ;
two actors, $75,000 ; one editor $219,585;
five lawyers, $201,194; one minister,
$55,000; and four physicians, $224,079.
It is gratifying to record that there were
but seven failures in the dry goods trade
of the city during the half year, and that
the liabilities were of the comparatively
small amount of $471 504
Everybody will at least .hope that Mr.
Atkinson's prediction will not turn out to
have been too saaguine, for after five years
of business stagnation, the people are in
poor condition to stand a much longer con
tinuance of the hard times But not until
we have so dealt with the Electoral Fraud '
that it will never again dare show its head
can we hope to rejoice in the prosperity its
success baaso long delayed.
OCR COLLEGES AND CONVEP TS -Ustullyln
the summer months parents examine into the reli"
meritsard advantageos of our educational Institutions,
w.th a view to makilg arraogem'nts for the future
traiiig oa tiur cnlaren. aDo'e are ,ndenco, mu
or less, by the reputation of the teachers for learning.
others by th Ie c tion of the institution, ohers by the
charges atc. That parents may judge intelligently.
however, and ith all the ftc's before them, it behooves
the managers of Catholic Colleges and Convents to
advertise theIr pr apectuses in Catholic papers forit
is to there thit all i.aurally turn for informationon
sech subjecta. That the gr.at teaching Order of
Jesnits takes this view of the subject II proved by the
fact that the College of the Immaculate Conception in
this city, Spring Bill College. near Mobile, and St.
Charles Col'ego, Grand Coteau, have eards etandiag in
the Educational Columns of the STAN the year round,
while Georgetown College, St John's, Fordham, New
York. and other siamilar institutions controlled by the
Society of Jesus, adversise during the summer months
Among the other leading Catholic institutione whes
prospectures will be found in our Xduaational Colmm
re Jeffereon College, St Jamae Paashb, conducted by
the Marist Fathers; St. Stanislaus Commercial College.
Bay St. Louni, Miss., conducted by the Brothers of the
Sacred Heart; Pio Nono College. Macon, Oa.Rt. sr.y
Wm. H. Oross, Bishop of Savannah. President; 0see
meroial College of Holy Cross. New Iberia, Ia., Rev.
M. Coughlan, Pres'dent; 8. Joseph's Academy. lem
mettaburg, by the Sisters of Charityj Institutlts*d
the Haiters of 1 t. Joseph. corner Galves and St. Phlp
atreets, New Orleans, and Bay At. LoutS, Miss; MSt
Mary's Dominican Academy iGreenville). New Orlssas
by Dtmlnican Nuns; St. Vinesnt's Boarding Scheld.
Donaldsonville. La. by 81stereof Chatity; St 81meSa'4
-ew Orleans, by fislers of Charity; Convent of S.
Scholastois, Covington, La., by Banedltinesistsess
Ursuline Academy of St. John the Baptist. Tustalels
Ala; St. Mary's Academy, Montgomery, Ala, by
Sisters of Loretto.
These advertleleents always appear on the 7th paP
of the 8TAx. When now advertisements of the sma
character are received they are published one tlmaea
page 5 and are then transferred to page 7.
Today we take pleaure in calling attention to the
card of lev. Father Gochelm, 8. J., Presidentof ther
celebrated Jesuit College at Fordham, N. Y., which
will the found on the fifth page.
FINE PROPERTY FOR RENT CHEAP --M. Ed
ward Bngue, 192 Tcboupitonlasstreet, offers for ntite
finee three-story building corner South Marketand New
Levee streets, known as "Market Ball." and the
building Immedlitetly adjolning. Hach building 005
taLns iurie n rooms, nod would suit admirably M
a boarding bouse, being right in the midst of the upper
blpplng. The baements are well adapted for ship
chandlery stores, havisg been occupied as soch here
tobre. Mr. Burke hbs repailred both b i!dinigs, sa
.ill rent them at very moderate prices.
A lot of children's colored hose, worth 50
cents. are now being sold by Adams " Bros. te94 Ma'
:sie atreit. fec •i oent..
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