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"HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THEM THAT BRING GLAD TIDINGS OF GOOD THINGSI" Term--sinle opy,s oents; ymal,s-advmee VOLUME XI. NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 22, 1878. NUMBER 33. M3rnlng Star end Catholic messenger. !E4 OBLAld, SJBNDY, SEPTEMBER 22 tSr. !LEORJAPHIC SUMMARY. ICondensednerom Associated Press Telegrams-. FOREIGN. SWgIzsRLADD AND THE CHURCa .--In conse quence of the amnesty granted by the Grand Conncil of Berne to the Catholic priests who were deprived of their livings in 1873, for their refusal to comply with the requirements of the State, the Vatican inends to propose to the other cantons to adopt similar measures, and solve the existing difficulties by common agree ment. F&rAcz.--In a speech on the 18-h inst, Gambetta said, that the resignation of MoMas bon wopld involve no danger to the republio. His enucessor would be immediately nominat ed, and there would be no competition for the post; but, said he, the President will not re sign-he ought not and he cannot. Beventy-eight more Communists have been pardoned. Paris, Sept. 20.--M. Gambetta's speech con. tains tae complete political programme of the SLeft, which includes "dlsmissal of the anti Bepublican functionaries, reorganization of the army, from which politics should be ex cluded, but where the law must be respected even by those in the highest commands, aboli tion of the Loritlsm now shown to Ultramon tanes, and tae exelnslan of all citizens from the pricethood until they have performed military duty." Each point of the programme was en thusiastically "chssr, Ten thonessd people eoortdd M. Gambetts t3 his hotel, singing the Marseillaise. RELEASE OF CORDON AND MziODcY.-On the morning of the 17th Condon and Melody were discharged from Portland Prison, and left at once for Suthampton, in charge of a Deputy Governor of the prison and two wardens who attended them until they embarked on the Moesel which sailed the same day for New York. AUSTRIANS IN Bos.uxr.-The following is cffiolal: The burning and bombardment of Brieska from the River Save not having suf ficed to silence the insurgent guns there, the Austrians on Tuesday attacked the town by land on two sides, and captured it after a des peratetresistanor, which tasted till b in the evening. Trust worthy reports show that from the 4th to the 9th of September the Anstrians lost 100 offioers and 3000 men. GEIaanr Y.-The debate in the Reiotstar on the anti-Socialist bill opened on the 16th. Bismarck supported it in a very energetic speech. He said socialism was a common danger, avowedly striving to effect a violent revolution in the existing order of society. UNITED STATES. GaN. MILES AND TEE INDIANS.-Official re port from Gen. Miles regarding his recent op erations with the Bannocks, disproves the story that be had been surrounded, and states that on the 4th inst., he surprised the hostiles with the result telegraphed Thursday night; 11 Indians were killed, 31 prison ers and 200 ponies captured, and Capt. Bennet, of the5th Infantry, and two friendly Crows killed. TaE MAsscacusErrs CoevNTIroNs -Laset Tuesday the Democratic Convention was to have met at Worcester, Mass. At 5 o'clock in the morning, however, the delegates who fav ored Butler, together, with a large crowd of frier is, took possession of the hall. The other delegates to the Convention, under the leader ship of some of the most distinguished Demo cratic politicians, appealed to the Mayor to have the hall cleared and to allow none but delegates t3 enter. The Mr.yor reported that tt is might cause a riot and bloodshed, where upon the State Central Committee adjourned the Convention to Wednesday next at Faneuil Hall, B3ston. The Butler delegates in the Worcester Convention after nominating him, selected a full State ticker, among other nom inees being J. Boyle O'Reilly, of the rit, fir Auditor, and Caleb Cashing for Attorney Gan eral. The Republican Convention nominated Thomas Talbot for Governor. Bctler g)t only two votes. LouriSANA, Boulte, Sept 13 -A difficulty oc curred yesterday afternoon in the\etooe of Chancelet Chaix, at St. Charles court-house, between Charlie Baptiste, colored, and Mr. Valcour St. Martin, ex-deputy sheriff, and son of N. V. St. Martin, district attorney pro tem. which resulted in Baptiste being stabbed and instantly killed by St. Martin. The latter was arrested aud lodged in jail. During the night a mob of colored people, variously estimated at from one to two hun dred, broke open the jail took the prisoner therefrom and literally riddled him with bul lets beyond all recognition. It is espposed that he received the contents of no less than fifty guns. DEATH or THE GIPSY QuzEN.-Matilda Stan tY', known as the "Gipsy Queen,' and recog nLeed as such by all the tribes throughout the -uited States, was buried at Woodland Csme tery, Dayton, Ohio. on the 1ath. She was a woman of great influence among her race. She died in Vicksburg last winter, and the body was embalmed and preserved until the present for final borial. The fnneral attracted visi. tors from the surrounding country, .25,000 people attending. Representatives of the prominent Gipsy families from all parts of the United States and CanadaW ha been aahilag there for the The Fever in Memphis, Vicksburg and Other Southern Towns. MEMPHIS. Saturday; Sept. 14 -To-night's report shows an increase in the death rate-127 deaths re ported, of which, however, ten should have been reported las evening, leaving to-day's mortality 117, of which 40 were colored. About noon a foul stench was discovered in the neighborhood of the Mosby & Hunt block, on Front street. A negro policeman was de tailed to make an examination of the premises, and in one of the rooms discovered the dead and decomposed body of W. L. Waring, cotton buyer, who evidently had been dead for several days. Surday, Sept. 15.-Ninety-eight deaths re ported to-day. It is believed many have oo ltrred in the suburbs which are not reported, for the reason that the undertakers will not go beyond the city limits, and, though they sell ooffins for their interment, do not report them. At Elmwood,to-day, many coffins were brought in express wagons and other vehicles from the suburbs. Of twenty-four original Howards only six are on their feet, the balance being dead or slok. Monday, Sept. 16 -The mortality to-day has been greater than was anticipated; 111 deaths being reported, 36 of which were colored. The original toe of physicians has been depleted by sicknessia -esth, but new acquisitions are made daily, the latest being Dr. McFatla ijent bhysician from Savan nab. Drs, Duncan & Young. from the same city, will arrive to-morrow. Dr. Ranksnn, of Stevenson, Ala, died to-night. Drs. Hicks and Green, two other volunteer physicians, are in a critical condition. Reports to-night are to the effect that the fever is rapidly spread ing in the suburbs and the surrounding coun try. The saddest feature of the epidemic is that many who have been actively at work relieving the distresa are dying, or being stricken down. Tueeday Sept. 17.-Ninety-six deaths, of whion twenty-four were colored persons. Among the deaths this morning Is that of Very Rev. M. Riordan, Vicar Goneral. The fever is spreading in the suburbs and a large number of deaths are occurring at points several miles from the city. The force of physicians, nurses and visitors is being gradually reduced and the situation is becoming more frightful hourly. To Catholic and Irish societies: "There is not now, nor has there been during ths past ten days any officer on duty in connection with any Irish or Catholic organisation to re ceive or disburse finds sent for their relief, subject to Catholic or Irish societies, ex cept the Father Mathew Camp, St. Peter's Orphan Asylum, or the Sisters of St. Joseph; all are either dead, stricken down by fever or tifled the city. Father Riordan, the V. G., is dead. All funds should be directed either to Rev. A. J. Kelly. for Orphan Asylum; Rev. Wm. Walsh, or T. Considine, for Camp Ms thew, or to Sister Leoni, for the sick and des titute. Wednesday, Sept 16.-Ninety-one deaths to day. Among the dead are two more volunteer physioians, Drs. John B. ficks and J. S. Bank er, Rev. L. L. Schnyler, Episcopal minister from New Jersey, and Sister R ith. Thursday, Sept. 19-There is no doubt of the abatement of the dlseass in this city, but it is for want of material. The official report of the Board of Health for the past twenty-four hours ending at 63 p. to., shows a death list of sixty-two, of which twenty-two are colored. The medical corps of the Board of Health re port one hundred and thirty new oases. Among the deaths to-day were Rev. Father Soannell and Father Van Troostenberg, two Catholic priests from Kentucky, who bad come as vol unteraD-. J. G Forbes, a volunteer physi oan from RrHad RHck. Tex.s, wss taken down this afterno.'n. Dr. I. W. Mitchell, Medical Director of the lHoward Association, reports the epreas.ir.g of the disease in the outskirts of the city, extending as far as a radios of eight miles. Friday. Spt. 2.--Up to noon 23 deaths re ported. Rain has commenced and it will be impossible to get a full report. Toe etficial record shows 2240 deaths to date. viC " . "... Satwrday, Sept. 14 -Twenty-two deaths to day, sixteen whites and six colored. Among the deaths to-day is Rev. Father Vitello. This makes the second priest that has died here within two weos--Fathers MoManus and Vi tello. Bishop Elder is reported convalescent, but extremely weak, and recovery will be slow. Right Rev. Bishop LeRay has been here for several days. - Sunday. 8apt. 1--Etgt-ten deaths to-day, nine whites and nine colored. Monday, Sept. 16--Deaths twenty-three, in cluding five colored. Eighty-five new cases principally colored persons. Tuesday, Sept. 17-Twenty-two deaths. Bis hot Elder improving slowly. Is very weak. Wednesday, Sept. 1l - Twelve d.aths and fifty new cases. Thursdeay, Sept. 1i' - Fifteen deaths, nine whites and six colored. The redaction in the number of new cases the past few days has been very great, and several physicians thick of leaving within a very short time. The new cases to-day show an increase over yesterday. Friday. Srpt 20.-Twelve deaths. GRiENADA. Saturday. Sept. L--Dr. Woclfolk, of Pado cab, Ky., died to-nlght at 8.15, after an illness of one week. He came to us highly reeom mended by the citizensof Paducah. His skill energy and devotion during this peri3d of woe have been the theme of every tongne, and bit death has filled our hearts with grief. Six others deaths occurred tL day and five new oases are reported. Sunday, Sept. 15-Two deaths and two new oases. aMonday, Sept. 16-Six deaths and four new oases. Tuesday, Sept. 17-Four deaths and threa new oases. Wednesday, Sept. 18-One death and three new cases. Thursday, Sept. 19 -Four deaths and foul new cases. Sept. 20.-No deaths and but two new cases All doctors have left but one. Up to date 214 w bites and 57 negroes have died. HOLLY SPRINGS, MISS. Sunday, Sept. 15-Five deaths; nine new cases. The number of people yet to fall is not fai from 503, mostly poor people. entirely depend' ent at our headquarters The only Ministes here is Father Lamy, of New Orleans, who hesitates not to cross the threshold of the hum. blest. Presbyterian and Baotist Ministers are both convalescing. About 200 persons are.now sick. Monday, Sept. It;--Three deatt.s; twelve new cases. Tuesday, Sept. 17--Nine deaths; thirteen new This morning sffairs here assumed a vera desperate and desponding character. Dr. Man ning, of Austin, Texas, one of the most faith ful and successfol physicians who hae~ome to nus, fell in the harness. Dr Signir,of New Or leans,. is lying dangerously il!; Dre. Daniel, Mc Kie, Dancy and Weslin at their homes conval esciong; Dr. F M Fennell dying yesterday. All the last mentioned are of this place; only font physicians left in health, and they broken down, while messengers, hurried in from every quarter. are appealing in the moeet distresain tones, for medical aid and nurses. CANTON, MISS. Saturday, Sept. 14-Deaths seven, new cases thirty-fiJr. Sunday. Sept. 15-No deaths, thirty-one new cases. Monday, Sept. 16-One death, twenty new cases. Tuesday, Sept. 17-Deaths twelve, new cases twenty. Wednesday, Sept 1--Deaths eleven, new oases ten. MISCELLANEOUS. Up to the 14th there had been 5C0 cases and 96 deaths in Port Gibson. The fever has al most disappeared as there are few subject t3 it left in town. At Greenville, Miss., there were 133 deaths up to the 16th. Mobile reports 2 deaths on the 17th. Baton Rouge reports 601 casos and 34 deaths to the 19th. Among the. deaths reported Wednesday was that of Ex Governor Sam Bard Father Laval is very low. At Morgan City, to the 19th icst , there were 21 deaths. On several of the plantations in the neigh borhood of Pattersonville the fever has broken out in a very mrchtgant form. At Labedieville there bare been several deaths. From all accounts the prevailing disease is spread uretty generally over the Parish of Assumpt:on. IS METHODISM INFALLIBLE. From the Nlew York Independent, (Protestant.) There is one very carious fact in the basis of organized Methodism which has always seemed to as inconsistent with the genius of the body, though hitherto it has excited no dissatisfaction. We refer to the fact that Methodism con never alter its doctrinal basis, to the end of time; not even if the need to do so should be universally admitted. There are twenty-five Articles of Religion on which Me thodism is doctrinally based. The highse: administration of Methodist affairs Ts in the hands of the General Conference, and the con stitution of this body places it noder six re strlictions, with a provision that five of these may be modified upon certain strict conditions; but the other never. This reetriction, which is tL stand forever, reads as follows: "The General Conference shall not revoke, alter, or change our Articles of Religion, nor establish any new standards or rules of doc trine, contrary to our present existing and es. tablished standards of doctrine." The articles thus fixed for all time by the tirst Methodists were the reproduction of arti cles two hundred years older than they, and are of the old dogmatic, scholastic, controver sial sort, and could be changed for the better withoat bringing in any new doctrine, merely by making them correspond in expression to the highest type of present Methodist thought. For instance, it would mend the 20th article in the direction of charity, not to say truth and decency, if it omitted to denounce a Roman Catholic idea of Christian worship as "a blas phasous fable and dangerous deceit." Yet there stands this spitefal ding at the nmajority q Christendoms, and there it ma.t stand, by Me thodist law, forever. We do not pretend that Romaniste are nit in error; but ae do say that Methodism is equally in error when it calls the sincere Catholic a blasphemer in his very worship. The Bible and t.ie Bible only is the standard of rhe Methodist faith. This is well, fir these twenty-five Articles are about as imperfect and antiquated a asmbol of belief as was ever Oonstraosd. A TENDER MEMORY. A i.ttle fr:ostep pa'toring on the it ,or. A go den head laid geutly on nt kneea A shadow darkening all the earth and sky. And life is aid ann desolate to me. Sweet I Ir hbalf pa-ted in a peaceful smile. The light of God upon that baby brow; A hash upon the tiny waren face Our darling's but a tender mem'ry now. Our grief n!gh spent, we try to calmly thtr.k. To ask ourselves half sternly--It it right That we should mourn that to eterna: reste Her infant form was laid by nos to night I Ie later yearn her footsteps might have turned Aside from paths that point the keavenly gate ]erehar ce she might have heard the awful words •You cannot enter now-too late-too late." And, now! Ab. ees! our darling calmly stleip SEarth holdo for her nor hope, nor grief, nor loss Another life has gainled the pardon won. With such deep pain upon the bitter or ss IBATARD TAYLOR'S COWARDICE. THg GERMAN-AMERICAON PRESS DIGOUT6TED WITH THE POLICE ORDER. From tie Cincinnati Volkablatt. The following semi-official report from Wash. ington has been sent out through the agency of the Associated Press : "I ashington, 'cpt 1 -A recent dispatch re ceived at the Department of State from the HBo. Bayard Taylor, the American Minister at Berlin, says that in view of the prevailing political agitation in GeOsrmany, and the in tendency to repressive measures on the ' Government, it would be well if nuta!Yed citizens, cotemplatina visits' to their former homes, were offloially advised that many possible annoyances may be avoided by declaring the probable term of their stay t3 the roosl German authorities (the police) on arriving ; and by abstaining from irritating political discussions; and by quickly obeying such municipal laws and regulations as apply to temporary as well as permanent residents." Now, we can scarcely believe that Bayard Taylor has given this advice, or chat the State Department proposes to follow it. But if the advice has really been given, then it places the Government in an extremely strange position towards it citiz ns of German birth. It says to them in plain words: "Protect yourself. From us you have no protection t expect, however just your complaints may be. You are beyond the pale of the law, are outlawed." No reason able man raises any objection to the demand that Americans in Germany shall not meddle in pclitical affairs But entirely unheard of, and shocking beyond measure is the advice that German-Americans, on their arrival in Germany, shall announce themselves to the police, and place themselves during their stay under police care-a demand that one is accus tomed to make of criminals, but not of harm. less travellers. This advice is not only an abandonment of all German-Americans, but in it lies an insult, a humiliation, a kick for the whole country. It says to the United 8:ates bow little the German Goverument respects the American citizenship, how little it believrs in the desire or ability of our Government to give to its naturalized citizens the protection promised them. If the Government really gives to German.American citizens the advice to put themselves in Germany under the care of the police there, one meet think that it pro posee to be guilty of a breach of faith toward them. From the ILIioois Stast.eitung Could thb incense whbich was burnt even to in decency for hMr. Taylor in New York and Berlin have gone to his head ? Could he have felt so well and been so Oermanized in the court circles of Beriin as to have lost all lesire and ab:llty to stand in a manly and v:gorocs way for the rights of the c:t zone of the country whose counsel he has the honor to be I B it if Bay ard Taylor can do nothing bItter to maintain the rights of Americad citzizens against irso lent Prussian violence than to call upon them to beware of t:e P'russian police, then one can not resist the thought toat, in the end, mere literary talent, j st as hittle as ability in pro fessional party politics, even still lF's, is not able to take the place of qualities of character I eb:ch are needed for a vigorous representat:on of tLe honor and rights of the country. ,UCTHER.V CLAIMS BCUGABOO. It looks pretty mccb as if the Southern question were "denationalized," to ose a happy phrase of four years ago concerning Lonio:lsua politics. Our esteemed contemporery. the Tribune, get down its blunderbuss and loaded it to the muzzle with " 1300 000,000 Southern claims," but there was a ghbstly ruistire, and when other esteemned Republican contenmpara ries joined in and ran the amount op to $650,000 000 the who'e sn ject became ludic rons, and that was the end of it, for nothing is so fatal to an " issue" in American poi:tics as the popular ridicule or good-humored laughter. What serious treatment the sal.ject generally may have demanded it has already received from the Democratic press, which has shown how otter an imposesbili'y it was under the pledges of the party and the provlisons of the Constitution for any each raid to bh made npon the Treasury. Mr. J seph J. L ris's speech, wh:ch the Democratic com:nittee is now c;rculatiig as a campaign docum.nent. may be depended upon to settle the busiess :n de tail. He has taken up the " l:et" prepared by a Republican Congressman of limited capacity and truthfulness from Indiana. and shown that by actual count the "3710 b:lls intro doned " of the Southern war claim variety, nasber 631. This is a pretty good discount ont to begin with, but Mr. Davis had the bh, :aste to push his inquiries still further, an found that to make up this terrible array Mi Dibrell's bill 415 was repeated fifty-fon times in the list, Mr. Atkins' bill, h041 forty-nine times, and other bills from four t twenty-nine times. This simple process re minds one of the method employed in measun ing the fanios Gayssaauti of the South Afri can islands, that terrible animal which we nine feet in length from the tip of hi nose to the tip of his tail and nin feet back again, being in all eighteen feel or thrice the height of the tallest man Indeed Mr. Hanna took bill 1049, which b divided int forty-nine sections and counts as forty nine claims, and then when the bfl was reported back by Mr. Caldwell put it int ., the list again as a new raid upon the Trensar Of Mr. Hanna's fearful list of claims onl r2J 573,C2 699 were from Confederate Sttate Connecticut, New Jersey, Tennessee, Maryland Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, In diana-these names bristle in the list c "rebel Stat 3s "-ten of the "rebel claims D were for loyal churches, seven of whiol were in loyal states; most of them were th. claims of loyal Republicans; not a few war put in by Union soldiers and their families One of the rabid rebels of Kentucky, whoa y raid on the Treasury Mr. Hanna so bravel! withstands, lost her husband and two sons ir " Union army. Another Southern claim Is the a of A. L. 11 Crenshaw, of Missoari. He was lt Ilensed cattle dealer and an anconditiona g Union man, and tftty-five males were atoles from him by ' a conspiracy organized" by car ,e tain Kansas volunteers. (The language is the if of the report on the claim submitted by Mr o Cobb, Rep.) Tba Government sebsrQenept] t took p assession of the animals and became re Sasponsbble for them; Mr. Cobb reported the , claim favorahly to the Republican Forty-thir, Congress, and Mr. Eden, Dem., to its Demo cratoe suacessor. At present it is doing service as a rebel claim.- A rebel in Michigan, whc wants *62 490 for a steamboat, furnishes an - other item. Mr. Carlisle's bill 103u for the relief of Union men in Kentucky, furnishe matter for twenty-nine rebel claims. Eugene , Leiters loerfer, of Missoori, chills the blood with a rebel claim for $100.000 for services rendered to Daniphan in the Snata Fe expedi tion thirteen years before Sumter was flted on. Mr. Dibrell's f'ty-fonr rebel claIms are of the r secession epoch, but the claimants wore the I blue. One of these malignant rebe'e is now eighty years old ; old as he was in 1-t;1 he ws I nct too old to serve as a captain in the Union army. and to pilot on foot wore than five hun dred Union refugees from Tennessee over the mountains into Kentucky, there to enlist under the stars and stripes. Verily, he has his re ward : he is denounced throughout the land am a traitor and a rebel claimant. HOW FOTES ARlE CAST IN CANVADA. The mode of voting is quite different from anything that we hare heretofore bad in New Brunswick. Each polling place ,Jas to be divided into two apart ments, either by an ordinary partition or by a screen. In the outer of these, where the balot box is kept, will be the presid ing officer, his clerk and the certified rep resentatives of the candidates. No others I wi.l be admitted into this apartment except the voters, and they will only be admitted one at a time by a constable by whom the door of the polii- place is guarded. One voter must be disposed of and retire from the p.ling place before -another is admitted. Upon the voter pre senting himself to the presiding oticer the latter will look over the list, and if his name is found upon it he will have the right to vote, subject 'o challenge from the cer:itied representatives of the candidates present. The voter will then be furnished oy the presiding officer with a º-allot on which the presiding oticer will place his initials, and on the counterfoil attached to it he will place the ormber ol the ballot which number shall be the same as the number of the voter's name on the voting list is the clerk's book. The ballot wi., contain in alphabetical order the names of all the candidates. On receiving it the voter will be requested by the presiling oeficer ti. retire to the inner apartimeit, or jehind the screen, and there make a cross in pencil opposite the name of t.e candi date or candidates for whom be w:shee to vota. Should the voter be illiterate, the pre siding officer and the representat.ve3, who have previously been sworn to secrecy, will retire with the voter, who wi:I then be asked for whom he wishes to vote, and the presiding officer will mark, in the presence of the representatives. t' e bhi.ot as desig nated by the voter. TLh, voter, ,n return Irlg to the outer ro,,m, will pree.ct his ballot to the presiding c her, folded :n sech a way that the latter can see 1 I :ni tia., upon it, aLd see that tLe n':motr on the counterfoil agrees with the number on the ba.lot. ,an tlding that tLe numbers agree, aru that it is the same ballot which le gave the voter, the presiding eflicer wil" tear efi and. destroy the counterfoil and place tue bal'ot in the box. The voter wi;l then retire, and another vorter wil be admitted to vote -St. Jehn, (.'. B ) Tel. graph. id IBI' NLNS INY BJL.IJRIJ. id Ir. We have received an appeal from the Rev. nr Jerome Hmith, Pssloonit. and Missionary 4, Apostolic in Balgaria and Roumania, who asks to for aid for some Irlah nuns who have settled '- in Craj ore, the capital of Little Wallachia. The s- story Father Jerome has te tell is calculated ri- to excite the emotions of every Catholic in the as land. The nuns in question were sent onat Is some five years ago. at the request of the Bai as hop of Bucharest, to found a convent and sohool it, at Rooachonk. There they succeeded, in spite SI of all but undisguisod persecution, In estab be lishing an educational institute which attract ad ed to it not only all the Catholic children of ill the town, but also a considerable number of to the children oLnon-Catholio parents, who en 7trueated their dffspring by preference to the y are of the good listers. ihen, however the s. war came, the convent was broken up, and the d, none were obliged to take refuge in Bucharet., But they were not long in idleness. They have of recently been sent to Crajova to do the same kind of work performed by them in Rous oh chonk, and here again God has blessed their es endeavors. They are poor, however; they can re not build a school or convent; and hence their a. appeal to the Irish Catholic public. We are me confident that the publio will not allow their iy cry ti pass unheeded. It moast be reme-mbered a that those heroic Irish ladies are in a land it where their faith is unpopular, and in the midst aof a population which regards their msation al with ill-concealed dislike and hat :ed. Let in their own country sweeten such a lot by rean r- dering them able to pursue their mission with st out at least tie disadvantage of having no r. suitable local habitation.-NVaioe. A1 d RELIG IOCUS WAR IV NEPW 11V4 EN. . New Haren, Conn, Sept 7.-There is a bitter e fight going on over the Bible Q iestion in the 0 public schools. Two meet-ags were held this week by each faction. Among those who favor the restoration of religious exercises In the schools are all the Catholic clergy and many prominent Republican politicians, In d cludinglPot tnaster Sperry. The opposing party ' met to-night. Professors Summer and Brew er, of Yale, spoke against sectarian schools. Professor Sommer sild that the school system 0 is to danger, and that this cry of no religion is 0 an atack on the public schools. The fight started over an attempt of the Board of Edo a cation t dismiss about fifteen Catholic tesoh a ers. Tie Catholics established a parochial school, and the priests last Sunday advised e the congregation to vote against any school fund appropriation. A member of tie Board of Education says that if no fuonds are raised the schools will be closed. Professor Summer is on the anti-religious exercise ticktt. Lst w.ek's telegrams show that the fight for "religion in the schools" was successful, the Catholics and a large number of the Pro testants voting together and carrying tLe elecion by tliJu majority. ABBI A VAL oF THE RT. BEF. DR. SEGHE3 FB.lOM A LASK A. Fortlaed (Oregr , ieatine' det t. 4. Oa Sunday afternoon the steamer St. Paul arrived in this city, and among her passengers were Rt. Rev. D)r. Seghers, Bishop of Vancouver, and Rev. Father IMansart. They have i.en absent about fifteen months on a :nireionary tour through Alaska, and w~ot as far north as the A!ei tian Islands. They had a good deal to learn ot the events in the civilized world after such a long deprivation of every source ,of information. The death of the Pope, the election of Leo XIII., and his own translation irom the Diocese of Van couver to the co adjitorship of the Archdiocese of Oregun, were necessarily the first and principaj items of inte!ligence for B hbop Sgghere. CLUI:ES .4 LOURDES The pilgrimage from Paris to Lourdes L;as returned to the ceolt:l after an absence of a week, and the (nve crs records many oa:r'ch i and other favors ,',tained by the pilgrimn.. Before ti.e ueparture from Lourdes, thirty-four grcas everbaux, we are told, had been drawn up, and as it was ecessary to, establish the permancncy of the cares, forty more were drawn op after the return to Paris. All these cases, ao tie Citers says, are n,' oniup;eto cares, but at least half of them are, and among those which are incompletL e are cases of improvement which ,-edic:io ii incapabl.s of producing. And -vrareae the doctors readily admit t'he posset:lity of the care of all malad!es of a cervoau description by "religious exaitatia:Ci but maaotati that organic disease,. ruch as pu mooLary afec tions, have neiver ben eo cr.red, it is now allegied thet a nian of t`:e a:t:a of Chorel, who had b:e!n tunder the care of Dr. Fremy at the holtei: I);eu for ta: -rcular consump t:on ihas returned perfectly healed, and has v ia:ted the hospital to the great stupe faction of the medical odicers. Another cure, of tubercular peritonitie, eis asserted to have taken place in the case of a pilgrims Ifrom Dijon.