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SUI'DAY, JANUARY 12 1t79. TZLXEIOAPIC SUNAZRY. (Condensed from Associated Press Telegrams.) FOREIGN FwAeuS.-The senatorial elections which took place on the 5tb, resulted in a great Re publican triumph. Of forty-seven Conserve stire senators whose terms have expired only thirteen have been re-elected. All the retiring Republican senators have been re-elected. The general results show the election of fifteen Conservatives and sixty-four Republicans. The Republican majority in the Senate will be about fifty-seven. All details of the Senatorial elections add to the crushing character of the Conservative de feat. M. Renan, in Bonches dn Rhone. seems not to have obtained a single vote. M. Branne, extreme Radical, was elected there. In the irxoude, which was hitherto an Imperialist stronghold, all four Republican candidates were elected. Five Republicans were sucoese ful in the Nord, which was also noted for its reactionary sympathies. Toe Departments of Herault and lle-et-Vilaire h ave also complete ly abandoned their former Conservatism. Tae Conservatlves are still dominant in Gere, where ex-Minister Batbie has been re-elected, and in Indre, where MM. de B indy and Cle ment have been re elected. There are thirteen vacancies in the Chamber of Deputies, in consequence of Deputies being elected to the Senate. To fill these an election will be held on the 2d of February. It will be of unusual interest as ex-Minister Da Fonrton, Count de Man and Paul de Cassagnao will stand for re-election. The French Government has given one yeat's notice of termication of all treaties-of com merce. This is simply a measure of precaution to have the-hands of France free in view of Prince Bismarck's new economic policy and the diffioulties of concluding a new treaty with Austria. ROMEu-A Renter telegram, dated January 9th. says that the Pope has sent to the Bishops of the world a very important encyclical letter with regard to the Churoh's condition. GeaMaeY.-A great meeting of Catholices is in contemplation. It will be held in Folda to consider the relations of the Church with the empire. The Sooialist Democrats have lately carried most of their manicipal candidates in the dis triots around Leipsai. A Soialiet will stand for Breslan at toe forthcoming election for the Relihstag. ENoLGIAD.-Tne distress among the poor in Sheffield, Menchester. Lyndon and Wolver hampton continues. Besides the large number that had been receiving relief before, 3000 heads of families, representing 13 500 persons. applied for help on the 4'b in Manobester, and the next day there were 4000 fresn appl:ca tions, A gun abasrd the great Bciti~b iron clad Thunderer burst on the 21 inst., killing 4 cffi cers and 5 men and wounding 32 men. Diarselli is suffering from a severe attack of the gout. IRELAND -The release of O'Kelly, the only remaining Fenian prisoner, is seriously con templated by the Government. The Council of toe Irish Home Rule League determined to call a general meeting of the organization, to be held on the 4 ,h of February next, to consider a series of resolutions sub mitted by the active section of t' e Home Rule party on the policy of the Irish Parliamentary party, and for reorgan'zation of the movement 1 in Ireland. Gen. Grant has been received everywhere J with great honors. In Dublin the freedom of the city was presented to him in an ancient d carved oak casket. In responding. Gen. Grant said that no ceremony had given him such satisfaction as the present one. He was proud ) to belong to a country containing many Irish- f men.f He said he was not an eloquent speaker; ' he could only thank them for the honor done n him. Three cheers were given for Gen. Grant a and three more were called for and given for o America. Dr. Butt, as first honorary freeman o of the city, made a speech highly compliment- ., ar to Gen. Grant. At Belfast and Londonderry banquets were a given in bis honor, and at Caloraine a large s, delegatiovfpresented him with addresses. At Cork, however, the ease was quite differ- b, ent. The New York Herald's dispatch says : f At the Cork town council meeting, which de- m alined to give Grant a reception, Mr. Harris al said r "It will be to the interest of our fellow b, conotrymen in the United States if a proper reception was accorded Grant, who repiesents the goerning party in that country. There ser be no personal antipathy to the gentleman e himself; reither was there anything in the goverrment of the ex-President objectionable to the Irish people nor unopleasant to the Irish st In Ame:'os. Probably Grant would again be t at the head of the United States, in which of event it would be to the interest of our fellow countrymen in America if a proper recognition se be given to Grant on his arrival at Cork." in Mr. Barry said theex-President had insulted ed the Iris': people in America. He got up the th "No Por ry" cry there. Mr. 'racy said it would be unbecoming for their Catholio constituenot of Cork to welcome qr such a man. It would be ungenerous to refuse to him hospitality if he deserved it, but he saw Bi nothing in Grant's career that called for sym- in, patby from the Irish nation. He never thought M of the Irish race as he thought of others, and re he went out of his way to insult their religion. th Mr. Dwyer would not couple Grant's name th with Amecieo. The Irish who sought a refuge as and home in the United States had received kindness and attention from the American peo pie. Grant had never given them the same re cognition as the other inhabitants. It would be an impropriety to pay any mark of respect personally to Grant. Messrs. MoSweeney and Creedon spoke to the same effect, and with a great shont of "aye," there being no dissenting voices, Cork refused b to receive Grant. THE AFOHAN WAR-The English are ad vancing rapidly on Candahar. It is said that y the Afghans intend to defend the place to the g last extremity. There in a great deal of sick h ness among the English troops. e RussIA.-A telegram from Moscow, states t that the Kharkoff Veterinary School has been broken up, and the Kieff University closed in o definitely, in consequence of theriotons demon . strations of the students. The plague has caused a general panic in Astraohan and Saroton. Precautions against e the disease were at first neglected, as it was t mistaken for typhoid. When the weather be e came warmer people died like flies. The dead lay unburied in the streets. The infected die s trict hs been surrounded by troops, and oom f monication with Moscow has been stopped. General anxiety prevails throughout Russia. UNITED STATES. WASHINGTON. - Congress reassembled last Tuesday, but did very little business during the week. Representative Hartridge, of Georgia. died I of pnenmooia on the 8th, and Representative I Schleicher, of Texas, is very low. 3 Washington Jan. 9.-The following are the sallent features of the decision in the United 1 States Supreme Court, in the case of Reynolds of Utab, polygamist, vs. the United States, brought here on final appeal. The principal questions raised are: 1. Whether the first amendment to the con. stitution prohibits interference with religious practices which are contrary to the law of the Sland ; and 2 Whether a criminal action can bejusttfi F ed by a plea of religions belief. This court holds that the constitutional guarantee of religions freedom was not intend ed to prohibit legislation in respect to marri age, and that it is within the legitimate scope of the power of every civil government to de termine whether polygamy or monogamy shall be the law of social life under its dominion. The laws of Congress for the suppression of the former are therefore valid and constitn tional. With regard to the second question, it is held that a criminal practice cannot be exuse ed on the ground of religious conviction. To permit this would be to make religious doe trines superior to the law of the land, and in efIfct tro ermit every citi/zn to become a law unto h:uself. The Government could exist only in nramo ncder such circumstances. The only defense of the accused in this case is his belief that the law should not have been enacted. It matt n riot that hin belief was a part of his religion; it was still belief, and nothing more. Tee judgment of the lower court, in which the prisuoer was found guilty, is therefore affirm ed. The opinion was delivered by the Chief Justice WEATHER REPORTS - Telegraphic reports from all sections of the country show that from the eve iug of the 23, to noon on the 6th.J3he cold was inte ice, the thermometer in no part of the -NoitTern States being higher than three degrees above zero and in some places mark ing 24 degrees below zero. In the South the cold was also very great, at Louisville the thermometer marking 6 degrees below z cro, at Nashville 1 degree; Mobile 15 degrees above; Jacksonville, F:a, 30 degrees above zero. The James River at Richmond was frczen over on the 4th. At Mobile there was a snow storm all day on the 4th and in Atlanta there was skat ing for the first time in twenty years Oscego, Y. Y. Jan 5 -At about 6 i'lock last evening the great storm, which had reged for sixty boors, mod ated to a gentle breeze. The snow fall, however, continued until about noon to-day, and the top snow now consists of an innocent-looking fleecy mass that needs only a breath to stir it. 8 inday morning broke over a scene of Biberian silence ssch as no liv ing inhabitant had seen. Through the main streets great banks of snow towered up to the second story of the buildings, and in the suburbs small houses were c3mpletely snowed under. On the level the snow is estimated to t be four feet deep, and in the drifts anywhere from fifteen to twenty feet. The churches this morning were pretty much deserted, the snow shovel being freely substituted for the psalm I book. DIocesE OF CrINCmNNAT.-The Catholic 2Tele greph, the official organ of the diocese, in an a editorial on the 9th Inst. expressed gratitude to the members who had contributed to aid the Archbishop in his financial trouble, and stated that another subscription would be taken up next Sunday, after which the names of the subscribers will be published. It also states that Mr. Reuben R. Springer has just sent the Archbishop $5000 for the fund. An 0 interview with a prominent Catholic, publish .C ed in the Enqr:rer, states that the demands on the Archbishop are materially lessened. P"ISCELLANEOUS. a The Postili ie and Gen. Sheridan's head quarters in Clbioago were destroyed by fire on the 4: b. The Academy of the Holy Angels, it Buffalo, was burned on the 4th. Lose, 6;0.000; ri insurance, b$5 000 - The Harmony Cotton a Mills, at Coboes, N. Y., have given notice of a si reduction of work to three days a week. Three oa thousand five hundred hands are employed io at these mills. Over-production is assigned at as the cause of the redooction.---Governor w ed Bisiop. of Ohio, in his annual message, calls e- attention to the prevalence of grave.robbing e- and asks the Legislature to pass a law by Id which an adequate number of bodies may be of obtained from a recognised source, and thus do away with the odious traffil of body be snatehere.-Beeton dispatches report that I," the annual statements of the New England ad mills are unsatisfaotory. Dividends will be passed in many oases - Dn Cameron has d- been elected United States Senator from Penn at sylvania, to sucoeed himself.-- Monoasi, he who some months ago attempted to assassinate k- the King of Spain, was executed on the 4th. - Last Thursday, Bogardus, with his little shot-gun, broke 3000 glass balls in 3000 oonsecu tn Live shots. A big crowd was present and n cheered him The Balgarians of Macedo nia declare that 120 of their villages were destroyed and 6000 pers- ,' killed during the In suppression of the rebellion. at THE BS1HOPS JOKE. HOW BISHOP FOLEY. OF CHICAGO, CAUSED AN UNANTICIPATED COLLECTION TO •E TAKEN UP IN HIIS BERRETTA. Chicago Telegraph. a The new chapel of St. Joseph's O:phan Asy lum, Lake avenue and Thirty-flfth street, was dedicated on Wednetsday, December 11th. It Bishop Foley performed the dedication cele g mony and preached. At the conolasion of the Bishop's discourse, Maas was resumed, and the Soclergy and congregation took their seats until e the chair-composed of the sweet voices of orphan girls-could finish the "Credo." It is a at this time that the collection is nunall' d taken up. Of course. as the congregation was Is an invited one, and as the chapel is priva 5, there could not be any collection. Bi al Foley evidently thought there ought to offering to the orphans on so pleasant an oe I oasion, and suddenly pothis hand in his pocket s and drew out a green-back. It was apparent e that there was no box, no plate, no anything to put it i-. Bishop Foley, at everybody knows, is dgunity itself. The congregation vie.e very munch as'onished, therefore, i1 to see him remove tiom his head tl pap: berretta, and, reversing it, de i- po-it thereiu his greenback, a mer ry teinhie spakliirg in his eyes. With a glancco, which was loader than words, he sam- I .1 nioned to him Fatiher John Waldron, and held t the barretta, with t:ae mroenosak in it, before 1 I his face. Father 'Johne"coautenance beam ed with humor, his h-a;ds were quickly in his poc'icL ", cndlhis grcoback was its the b,rretta. "Pass itaround, F.ier John," aild the Bishop, I -so..o loce , his fac3 g-avr , but his eyee fairl: t o laughing FatherJ >i: was uetterly aetoanleri. Bit the B ;sop loo!:, d at him againo so sigr:ii I c i-tly that to lesi:R: was imtnosible. Call ring to his assistarnc ihe venerable Jeseat, V Father Corbett, Fa.t .r Waldron "passed the e Sbhat" to each of the a crgylreu inl the snuoto cry, and i-clndiog the celebrant of the Mass, a t the deac3n, sob-deao-n, and the master of cer- i a emonies, all laid ther gifts, smiling, in the " " beretta. Up and down the sorprised congre- n gation it went then, and was carried back to the altar overflow,.- with "the beet money s the world ever saw." Near the door of the t, chapt' stood the adri;rable superior of c the asylum, Mother Jo eph. When she ri eaw what the B'sbop wasdoing she bloshed, si hat as the f.ll sense of his generous action b r came over her, her lips trembled, her eyes filled h with tears, and she stepped across the dcor into the hall to yield. unobserved, to the grate- L tall emotions she could not onceal. How oom- d Spetely the berretta robbed those in attendance a -and well-known ladies and gentlemen were ci present from all parts of the city-may be in- tl (ferred from the fact that, when the ceremony fi was over, groups could be seen on the corner et of Cottage Grove avenue and Thi-ty-fifth ge esteet, borrowing from thoes who bad any ca money left, niokles enough to pay street sar t: fare Lome. hi in One of the most remarkable feats of memory m is not recorded in the books, though it canie or before the publio in a singular manner in Jan nary, 1E47, At Sidney, Australia, a prisoner bi set up as his defence on trial an alibi, claiming ec to have been at the time the complainant was is, robbed at home in his own hat listening to the de recital of Horace Walpole's novel, "The Old or Baron," which a man named Lane had, with cl other novels, committed to memory, the mat- sk ter of time being disposed of by the declara- so tion that Lane's reoitation took two hours and ha a half. The Attorney General declared that hi, this was incredible, whereupon Lane claring we his throat. began : "In the time of King Henry when the Good Duke Humphrey returned from eq the wars in the Holy L d, where he he had been a sojourning for a number of years, there lived l and had recited several pages when the ws Attorney General told him to stop-be was sol quite satisfied. But the oounsel for the de- pie fence was not, and insisted that, as the verac- er, ity of his witness had been questioned the OSt witness should be allowed toast himself right, gal also to prove the allegation as to time by re- his citing the whole novel. "Do you expect me to bin take it all down as evidence T" stammered the Ch Chief Justice, in great dismay, and finally a thi compromise was arrived at and Lane gave a ow chapter from the middle of the story and its rion conclosion. The prisoner was acquitted. Bee Ste Love to place religions pictures in the dwell- tha ing you inhabit. The presence of these holy 1 representations exerts a sauntifying influence tion upon the soul; they give it strength, courage, and and consolation, in all the different situations a I of life, and they will also warn you to moder- mer ate your enjoyments and pleasures, if you bee sheuld be tempted to give yourself up t) them acto with criminal intemperance. whi Is THE MEN OF STURDY MUSCLE. ,y With wreaths of shining laurel be The he-o's brow is bt.Sht; SDeep In the costly harhle S Hi battle.names we write; id Who stags the patient thousands at That won for him each fight t S Tha world rings with their praise. , Who cOnquer land or ea ]By lines of speech electric Or roads s ihere ships eatl free; Who sinog the patient thousandse Lhsawrought each bolt and keyS . With reveret love we rescue, s Though centuries dotpoil,. Tbhe statse and the plot urea - Of artists' sacred toll - td Who sltgs the patient tho sands That groua d their stone and oil r Oh, men of sturdy muscle. o l By then, the world grows far; The nameless patient thousands, Who In no glot y share. lBt unto toll and danger Daily their bosoms bale. N The noble, patient thousands! Oh carelesse world and blithe, Be grateful and unloosen Eash needless chain and withe. And give them of your triumphs Their just and honest tithe! 1' T dO GREAT ARTISTS. s. JLN L U. MEIaSONIUR -JNO. xvgRrETT MILLAIS. ;e The Annual of Phrenology poblishes portraits and sketches of the two greatest painters of s the age. We reproduce the sketches : The portraits represent two painters, each in the foremost rank of the artists of his country. our reader has more frequently heard of n Frenchman, M. Melesouier as he is deem in a the leading fimure-srtiat of the age. The likeness of Melesonier shows a combina. t tion of the mental and motive temporamont., t with a fair support from the vital. The motive g temperament is very strongly marked, and has Sa prominent influence in his mental disposition. o Character of a most forceful sort is impressed u, upon his portraito; everytLinC aibout tiat or Sgaen'. vi.io is etdoweol with emphasis. His every m lve~onet and word, all his thoughts and pnrpots art , s l -itivre as a clenched fst a may bee id to b:', as ctnmpared with the open - hand; yet the features have a certain quality I cf fineness ibcyt t'itun which indiotea ele;'a ,tion, refinement, spirit, aeoivity. Notice the eyt; bow full, sharp, intense. Ili, power of expre' dion in words ie at oncc coli one and concci,,. TLere ir ci; ability for the I linguist, set too nmuoc positiveness for the teacher, te'll h,: it able to express his opinires rirel claorpy and efltctivel' tha :niost iten. I sIc has a r:g tetmper, yet we thmink that Ih. erarely liarr,h with thoe c who are r:-laiti.t.d with hont, ate it is natural for his atochiat tois eudeovor to adopt thremielvei to his Pa3 a:;d I opinion'. Inletd, he muolds and fashi.,ns Le I surroundings to hie own purpeseo, and pe iple instinoive;ly alap' tm.tnsolves to him. As a whole, he is a min of courageo, ambition, dotor j minatio. Hies firmness and courage, c.,mmbiul a with his ambit:on, tend to the acquisition of ii whatever he may desiret He is organ/, d cer tainly on higb-pressnre principle, yet well C centered, steady, and able to control his force, A rarely losing poise and steadi-ees of aim. Witb such an organh'r tion, it is not a marvel that i Meiesonier has achieved so much chlebrity in t his choaer sphere. Jean Louis Ernest Mefsonier was born in Lyons, France, in 1811 or Il1:3--the precise date not being known. Ile commenced the si study of art early in life, having shown a de- it cided predilection for it; was sent to Paris for i the purpose, and there received instruction ti from M. Leon Colmiet and others. In 1G he a exhibited a picture entitled "'Little Messen- di ger," which drew attention to his peculiar P charaoteristios as a painter. Devoting himself fo to one class of treatment, he has become per- it hape the most popular and the beat paid of liv- ae ing French painters, and is said to have dones more than any other artist for the maintenape in or rather preeminence of the genre school. gr Comparatively few of his works have been IIe brought tJ this country, except, however, in th engraving or photograph. His most owaracter. de islic features are smallness of oanvas and great M delicacy and finish in execution. The artist's in own claims to fame rest upon the finenesr or in closeness of his observation and his manual to skill, and so teoommon are these qualities, and ni so high the legree of excellence to wlich - eth; has brought them, that he stands unrivaled in th, his own department among the painters of the res world. Ith His canvases rarely exceed twenty Inches by quare--even where numerous figures make up po a gronp. His figures are portraits faithful to F life. It is said that his fidelity in this respect del was attained from the habit of sketching the Va subjects life-sigb first. Among his best known tr pictures are "The Chess Players," "The Read- Chb er," "A Game of P.quet," "The Painter in lis 90 Studio," "The Skittle Players," "The Body- Iat; guard," and '"The Readtng at Diderot's." Some son historical works have been wrought out by it, him, to wit: "The Emperorat Solferino;" "Toe wit Charge of Cavalry," which was sold for some- sai thing like thirty thousand dollars an,' is now Fl owneed by a gentleman of Cincinnati : "A Bar- pril ricade, June, 184 ;" ' Eighteen Huodred and tar Seven," which wws purchased by Mr. A. T. obi Stewart and sold shortly after the death of that New York merchant. Melesoniler has designed for several publica- ers lions, notably, BIazea's "Come-lie Humane," by I and "Paul and Virginia." In I-46 he was made sibl a knight of the Legion cf Honor, in tl63 a wit member of the French Institute, and has also "Po been honored by several decorations of a char- And a0ter very highly esteemed in Europe, and and which are the gifts of royalty. deg John Everett Millais posseseses an organize tion of.a very different mold. The reader at once I perceives an extraordinary delicacy and re finement of the features, and is impressed with the natural adaptation of the man to a sphere ' highly esthetic. Mr. Mllate is intensely seas- a ceptible to emotional impressions-very "thin e skinned," as the expression goes. His features are classically symmetrical. There is grosat breadth in the region of the tmplees ideality, I constructiveness, sublimity are very large. He b lives in the atmosphere of the grand and the picturesque. liIt paintings would embody ideas, sentiments, yearnings, and the represen- II tation of the higher phases of human life. Hiis e intellect, as shabown by the portrait, possese s more of the refleotive than of the perceptive oast. He has clear impressions of subjects; comes to a conclusion quickly. His language shows facility of expression, and In giving his opinion he is inclined to emphasis. lie appre- u elates social poolton and moral obligation; is o sensitive and qqiok In feeling and temper, but not by any means headstrong or aggressive, although we doubt that he would not show re solution and positiveness in the defense of his to rights and privileges. h Lie was born in Bouthampton, England, on the 8:h of June, l'21. Very early in life his artistic tastes were exhibited and furthered ii by appreciative friends. At the age of nine p he gained the gold medal and a position in a c Als, school of art in London; two years later-he was transferred to the Antique School of the ti sits Royal Academy. His progress was very rapid; n of when but fourteen years old he won the gold t medal for the best drawing from the Antique. Toree years later he exhibited his first paslt- n h in log at the Academy, which was entitled " Pi- fi try. zarro seizing the Inca of Peru." In 1847 be t1 tard was the gold medalist for the best oil painting, em. the subject being "The Tribe of Benjamn t The seizing the Daughters of 8biloh." About this Ic Ina, time, as we are informed, Mr. Millals was in- ti ots, duced, probably by the prompting of his own ive individuality or special taste, to adopt the has principles of the pre-Raphaelite school of B won. which he was one of the original members sed and founders. His first picture in this new ti or style was exhibited in 1ril); the conception lie was derived from Keats' well.known poem. and ci hts was entitled "Isabella." In 1~'50 appeared hise t flit "Ferdinand lured by Aiel.," suggested by the P, )en well-known pssasgo In S.inkeeipeare's "Feoul hi ity pest." W ra- laI 1,01 he produe.l " Mc.irl:nn.i ir t:e Moat- n ed GrCiage," "'R:tur' f te t ) e o the Ark," II His and the " Woodman's )ia ghbtr." In the ix', pi- cation of these ho n):ight to e.nlbidy a very w he iigh order of naturalian. Their very ei:np,!li.lii be city at flrsn was not npplreeiated I y tht critics. to uis Tioohu"Oljct4, "The li:gu'enot," arid ' Ophe- At en. lie," whlt" Iname beOn liasile ns fdulllaur by the il, I-- waidely circulateIul ergravings, wore exhibited ~ ad in 1;,2 In the next tear hi pointed tee "Pro- cb to scribed ItJyalit" arld "Order of I-lease." t, ad Among his lat-,r works are "A Dream a ,f the . Pant," "'lThe i.-retio," "A Vale of Rest." , ale " Spring Flowere," "i're Black Brnaewicker." Ia "My First Sermon," also a very familiar sub r- ject, "Joan of Aro," ' S:eeping," "Waking," w' al and "Jeptha." "Winter Fol"'' was pru.doced to of in 1874, and in the course of the present year no er- "The Fringe of the Moor" and "A Deserted s ell Girden." lie .wa, made member of the Royal no, Academy in 1-;63, having been an associate tb since his' twenty-fourth year. Besides his at larger works, he has also contributed illnstra- sid in tions to various books and periodicals. i in ely se Melssonnier's grni' picture of "TieCaiirau he siera" has just been eold to a Belgian amateur Ma e- in Brussels for :300or0 francs. 'The purchaser, or who is one of the wealthiest and at the same mo an time one of the most intelligent collectors in be a land fall of rich and well-chosen collections, ext n- does not wish his name to be made publio at as ar present, as the picture will not be sent to him if for some time t, come. Meissonnier has taken r- It into his atelier for the purpose of retonching r. and in fact repainting ton foreground. Those for a who saw and admired this noble work of art gat Sin its place of honor at the upper end of the i grand salen of French art in the Exposition of des in 1'078 will remember that the foreground lacked attI n that exquisite finish in the treatment of the it e r-. details which is characteristic of the master. it Meissonnier found it necessary to sacrifice this tare' 's in order to send the picture to the Exposition II r in time. It is not flattering to our own collec I tore but it is true, nevertheless, that Masoon- Ti d nier exhibited great satisfaction on learning the e that this picture, which he regards as one of oboi u the masterpieces on which his reputation is to e rest, had been bouight for Belgium and not f,r uiO0 the United Statee. The sale was negotia:ed and a by M. Arthur Stevens, of Brussels, who also cone purchased Meiassnnier's picture of "The Two Friends" for another Belgian collector, M. Van t den Eynde. who paid 120,000 francs for it. M. L Van den Eynde is the happy owner, too. of log I two of Rousseau's most charming works, "The sent -Charoal-Burner's Hot," for which he paid corn S90000 francs, and "Thelsanks ofithe Oise." The latter he bought at the Laurent-Richard sale some time ago. Prince Demidoff, who cove ted it, offered him a fabulous sum if he would part with it. To whom M. Van den Eynde, with a Th spirit worthy of the good days of these old bl ca Flemish burghers, who were in troth nmercbant lowit princes, made reply: "We Belgians boy pie tares to keep t aem-and leave them to our children." "Ah. by George," groaned young Mr Leth ered, sinking wearily into an c flies chair; "alh, by George, my head aches fearfully " -Pose sible?" asked his employer, old Mr. llardfax, with a look of curious interest and sympathy. "Poejih:e B Something must have got into it." Wh And then for a long time nobody said anything me ant and to roam se*emed to grow about fifteen well w degrees colder.--'urlisgton Markeyw . axed lo. lIe- ICommunicate. noe Editor Morning Star rteh 8me weeks ago the MoRNINo STAR recoms. Sere mended "M:anohy's Mass for two voices" to the ans- attentioj of its musioal friends, saying that thin coml it u-t experts have declared this compost reas thon a "highly meritorious work." Your x. llty, prtes would really oblige us by explalolnng the He high merits of said coompoition, for, regarding ody the Msa from an artistic point of view, there eeon- i nothing of any merit to be found in it. His As to the value of it from the ecoleelaei ,ses tioal point of view, we can only say that tse; this work is a new proof of how corrupted iage Catholic Church musil has become amongst re- n.u Not one bar in the whole "Mae" ie worthy ; is of being produced at our divine servicee. but Your experts further declare " two-voloe ive, re- mnases of merit" very rare. They do not eem his to be acquainted with the great reforms that have taken place In hobrch mcalo during the 'h last ten years-reforms that are still progreeo. red oing in Germany, England, and In the northern ine parts of this Republic, by the energetoi labors 'h of the St. Ceoillian Society, nder the proteo* the tion of Oar Holy Father and the most proml. nid; nent Arobbishops and Blshops. One glanee at :old the catalogue Issued by thbl soioety would de. ot- monstrate to your experts the fact that Masmes Pi- for two voices, of real merit, are not as rare as he they seem to think. May we be allowed to call mn to your notice a few numbers out of this cata this logue, the criticisms of which being thees of in- the 'College of Referees" of the German Ceel w J lan 8oiety, have been translated by I. S. of Betterfeld, London: Ier 1. Grrilh, C. Mass in honor of St. Clara, for ew two voices and organ,. t1n The Referees pi;ose that no one should and criticise muaio for the Catholic Chuorch who is his not able to prove his historical knowledge. the Pept!o would then take a broader view, and uLl havo more respect for such a Mass as that. What hn so remarkable in Grniih is, that he is at- nev,-r ',icomonpilaoe; thus it happlen that hi. k," tusloe l.un not easily imprend itself upon the 1' melor', but then one doues not get tired of it. mry We do not find anything here actually new. !1t b,'. I e old way appears in a new form put s. together aid l applied il a difl'llent manner. 'e And the fact that the Mane is in twu parts, and ' thIllrtfuie very au,t.t, a fir convents. eubools. ed e i, p puci.eru ,,f the stricter kind of ro- church tinnieC (irl' few paasagesetrike us as t" , to swiet) will tLake it wel noe. lie 2 "I .1 Grrih l', 7re iier itn cantu choralI. t'p "'7. fr two voices. S iOri:h, C. Moif fiur ,opranando Alto up 3i. TIe 'y ountain a g'oiod deal of polypIonio C," work. Hpecially suitable, where it !s desired ed to have real art in place of the n'iserable, tar nothing saying, two part twaddleof S. Webbe ed and o'here. l ; Will, F. Dr. "Frullet," Maoefor rto voices top . S A well known and moosiadmired work; con 'a- idered moderately easy. 7. Will F Dr. Micra "Sep'initleni" for two equal rtiices. op 1. It seenhe to as that this is an awe-inspiring r Mais, with its gentle melodies and msajetio harmonies built upon the solemn old church re mode. It is not exactly easy, but thoee who n take the pains to learn it ,ill never regret the extra trouble, and they a ill cI tiuliy serve art Sas well as the Church. SWilltt M'. Aflisa in lien St. Michaeli AreA. asgeli for one or two voloces with orann. 0 t* rlteh,' J E. .' Sle Regina " r','ire M~ g for &Sjpraioe and lti,) (l 'ei:r sad Bass not obll t ga,), with organ. It is seldom that a rosen enjoy so well I deserved a popolarity an thin prise manss. 'oe attention of all choirs that do not yet poseee it in called to the new edition. 10 ,Hingenberger, J. Easy Mals for tice or th reec roir re II. eoenes FIi. Mas in to I prrt.s I. 1,uher~~y, F. l.. Mi.*a ad daos eoieu. These masses certainly are not written In the common barrel organ style and rrqiire a choir master wi,,, cr,.denrtads real oburch mouic and singers who :',Itne to cburoh to pray and not to a:ttract pnblic attention like in a concert hall. Relspc:tolly, C. Wils. Lawrza AnD Elitro -A lawyer, think log to take the rise of a journalist lately sent him the following lines for the poet's corner of his paper : I slept In an dltor's b-d lant albtl Wbhno no other thoneod to to, 'Rb; Dow I tbohobt sa I tmb:ed the r(ar', s bed. HlOW esly editors le e The editor, however, was a match for his correspoudent, and appended the fol lowing : IftM lawyer slept in th rd tor's hod Wheb no other nbanted to be nltb. And thougn a. a.ho" he has naimely said How na.ily ed;to rs in ite most then admlt, ae he lay on tbhat bed. And i;pt to i. beart'm desire. Whate er he mas)- it of the edtlor's bed, 'Iww. the awyer 'hat wan the Ilir. When out shopping, the ladie, should re mm.Ler that dame' store, :ru Maazene street, is well warmed and that his stock s reatClaI, fres aLd low priced.