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JAS BOBELETETER, Proprietor.
NEW U.LM MINNESOTA
CURRENT TOPICS.
The laigest Sunday-school in the world
(it is said) is at StocKport, England. The
building accommodates about 4,000 ,and
the school has branches that accommo
date 1,000 more. The number of teachers
registered fince the school was opened is
5,085, and of scholais 90,804.
The latest novelty is a "barometer
handkerchief." The design printed on
it represents a man with an umbrella. In
fine weatner the umbrella is blue, in
changeable weather gray, and in rainy
weather white. The secret lies in print
ing this design in chloride of cobalt but
the first washing removes this sensitive
chemical and destroys the dorometer
prop' rties.
M. Conway writes to the Cincinnati
Commercial that the largest list of suffer
ers from the Thames disaster was that of
the widowers who applied for help be
cause they 'had lost their wives.
particularly refers thi3 item to The Wom
an's Rights Society, which will doubtless
take measures immediately towards as
certaining the financial valuation these
gentlemen placed upon their domestic
partnt rs.
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A Paris pappr tells a story of a barber's
apprentice in Hungary who cur his throat
because a girl would not marry him.
was taken to the hospital atRatisbon and
cured. It subsequently proved that the
operation his larynx had undergone had
given him a fine tenor voice, which he
improved by practice, and he has lately
been engaged at the Oper* House in
Vienna.
A parent, who claimed the right to
educate his own children, sent the follow
ing comminication to a school board in
England recently: "Jentlemen. I am at
a loss to know ivhy the chool Bord oficei
is so desireous to have my children edu
cated. It is my only wish to make them
cholars. There is plenty of stree* Aiabes
to look aft- with annoying me so much
Yours, and so forth. The Jentleman
Chool Bord."
A London special says the Duke of
Edinburgh has left Coburg to join Her
Majesty's ship Black Prince, which has
been detailed to escort the Marquis of
Lome and her Royal Highness the Prin
cess Louise, Marchioness Oi Lome, to
Canada It has been determined that the
new Governor General and his distin
guished lady shall enter Canada as no
no Viceroy ever entered it be tore, and
the most extensive preparations for the
voyage have been made.
Mr Muller, who by the free answers to
prayers support the orphan-houses in
Bristol, England, has issued his annual
report, from which it appears that
thou the expenses during the year had
amouuted to 42,000, there remained a
small balance in hand. Since the found
ing of the institution, about $4,000,000
had been received. The number of or
phans maintained in the institution dur
ing the yeai had been 2,193, and the mor
tality amongst them had been less than
one per cent.
Madame Marie Dumas, daughter and
sister of the celebrated French novelists
Dumas, Sr., and Dumas, Jr.is de
scribed as a person of even more eccen
tricity of character than her father.
Having been divorced from her husband,
she returned to her maiden patronymic,
and besides acting as secretary to her
father, "published
1 that nobody
read, and painted pi tures in crayon and
oil that nobody looked at." She was of
ery robust physique, and inherited her
father's Ethiopian features, While she
lost no opportunity to inveigh against
luxury and extiava^ance, her every day
toilet seems to have been a simple, un
pretentious yellow and black satin dress
with red scarf and yellow silk turoan.
Mr Gough does not confine himself to
cold water topics in the course of his tour
through England. At Gloucester he in
veighed against universal suffrage, which
he said, was "working awfully in
America." In the cities the vilest and
the lowest were ruling. What did they
think, he asked, of a prize-fighter, a
black-leg, being sent to Congress to
represent one of the most intelligent dis
tncts in New York? A great battle, he
'thought, would have to be fought in the
States, and he hoped to go back and stand
side by side with these fighting tor the
riaht and the true. Mr. Gough is care-
less about his facts, for when Mr. Mor
\,rissey was in Congress he did not repre
sent "one of the most intelligent districts
iW?^\*J0jpa New York," althojdp^was sent to
*$j&a2!i* 1 She State Senate hjj|p^i$-town constit
fll#
enc Ti*tiTp^e advocate seen,*
to be even more despondent concerning
universal suffrage than Rrince Bismarck.
^WSOFTHM WEEK
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ANU VR1MINAIS.
Mr. Learned, proprietor of a hotel,
in Crookshire, Quebee, was shot dead by a
tramp to whom he refused whisky.
Some tour hundred persons in. North
Carolina, indicted for illict distillidtr, will DP
allowed to plead guilty and sentences will be
suspended during good behavior
An incendiary fire lately occurred at
Jackson, D. T., which destroyed Poor & Stif
fens liver* stable, burning 17 horses. The
fire was caused by an incendiary.
Col. Richard Beld committed suicide a
few days ago at the Windsor House, Oakland,
California, by taking morphine. He was a
miner from Pitsburgh, Pa. Cause, poor health
and domestic difficulties.
In an affray at Plaqueimme La., be
tween A. C. Brule and State Senator Geo. B.
Waite, the former received a flesh wound in
the arm, and the latter a serious wound in
the side, and is now in a critical condition
Cause, politics.
At Sturgis City, D. T., Bolder Ford, a
noted gambler, lately shot and instantly killed
John Russel, a Tex*s cattle man. The only
cause alleged for the murder is that Ford was
drunk and wanted to kill somebody. He is in
jail at Deadwood.
At Cleveland, Ohio, the jury in the
case of Chas. McGue, on tiial for murder
rendered a verdict of murder in the first de
gree. MeGhie murdered Mary Kelly, his
mistress, in a house of ill-fame in that city
several months since.
Three tramps the ottier day, entered
the house of a farmer named Thos. Laimon,
near Parkersburg, W. Va, beat the farmeiV
wife and daughter in a brutal manner, se zed
everything that could be of use to them and
decamped. They were pursued but were not
captured.
Otto Kuentryner hired a livery rig at
St. Paul, Minn., Saturday evening, Oct., 36,
drove out to Lake Como had the
herse put in KnaufPs stable, and on
the porch of the hotel shot himself through
the heart producing instant death, lie v- a*
not intoxicated, and believed 10 have been
deianged.
The Manhattan Savings institution wa
on th* morning of Sunday, the 27th of Octo
ber, 1878, robbed of securities to the amount oi
*2,757,700, of which $2,505,700 were registered
in the name of the institution and not negoti
able, and $168,000 are made payable to it, and
$73,0(10 are in coupon bonds, and $11,000 in
cash. For the purpose of preventing the loss
to depositors, it is deemed advisable that no
pajment be made without sixty days, notice
as provided by the laws of the h.stitusion
The integrity of the janitor is suspected.
A startling development of defalcation
has just occurred at St. Paul, Minnesota
Charles Ethendge, a prominent and well
known citizen, a member of the House oi
Hope Church, enj yin the confidence of the
community, has turned out to be a defaultei
to a large amount, and has lied. He was
agent for several lar^e Fire and Life lnsur^
ante companies, and also had an extensive
loan agency. The amount of his stealings i*
not known, but investigation will develop it
in a few days. He is supposed to be in Can
ada.
Whi'e en route to Oheyenre city in
charge of Wm. Ward, stage agent, Doug
Goodale, one of the participants in the late
muider and stage robbery at Cannon Springs,
escaped by throwing himself from the wind
ow of the passenger train at Lone Tree, Neb.
Of the treasurer taken from the coach on this
occasion about $15,000 has been recovered.
One of the robbers, Thomas Price, Lies dang
erously wounded at Deadwood, while two.
Kno vn hive been engaged in the same rob
bery, namely, MeBride and Carr, have not
Deen eaptured. The former is known to have
been wounded by one of the messengers.
There are at present in confinement four of
the gang, who, although the evidence is not
clear that they were in this late robbery, have
confessed to having been engaged in others
At Boston. Mass, Judge Bumpus de
public his decision in the case of Charles
Hartwell, conductor, who is charged with
having caused the accident at W liaston, on
the Old Colony railroad. Hartwell is ad
judged guilty of manslaughter and held in
$10,000 bail for trial in December. Engineer
Hurlburt, of the freight trait,, is adjudged
guilty of gross negligence inoccuping the in
ward track without gi\ ing proper signal. The
verdict further states that engineer Westgate,
of the forward engine of the excursion train
was not a suitable person to have charge of
the train under the circumstances, as he did
not possess that complete knowledge of and
familiarity with the track and switches of the
road, such as a regular engineer would have
and further that if the rules of the road had
been followed out, no accident woulahave
occurred.
CASUALTIES.
The barge an Schaack sank oft
Yohkers, N. Y. and the captain and his wife
and two children were drowned.
The pickling establishment of P. & J.
Heinz, Pittsburg, Pa., has been destroyed by
fire. Loss $50,000, wholly covered by insur
ance
Hairy Dyer, yard-master of the St.
Paul & Pacific railroad, at St Paul, Minn.,
broke one of his legs above the knee by a fall
the other day.
The tug Hi Smith with lighter in tow,
says a Buffalo, N. Y.,telegram, went ashore on
Tecumseh reef. The tug will be a total loss
One man missing.
The schooner Algerine, from Ogdens
burg to Cleveland, Ohi loaded with iron ore,
ran ashore during a storm on tbe 23d inst. at
Springfield, Pa, twenty miles west of Erie.
The crew reached shore safely.
Of the persons on board the river
steamer Expre*s which foundered in a gale
of the 23d inst. fifteen are known to be saved
Sixteen are missing and some of these may
have been picked up by a passing vessel.*^
The steam ship City ot Houston, on its
way from New York to Galveston, foundered
off Frying Panama in a fearful gale, The
passengers and crew were taken off by the
Marqnet, of New York, and safely landed at
Fernandina, Flondo.*
i f'
"Decatur and Edwards counties, in Sap
pa valley, Kansas, recently raided by the
Cheyene Indians, have been devastated by
prairie fires, and nearly everything not de
stroyed by the Indians consumed. Several
persons are said to have perished in the
flames.
An immense and very'''' destructive
storm of wind and rain has just passed over
the eastern states doing incalculable damage
to property. A number of lives were lost, and
a great many persons injured, In Philidel
phia forty churches of all denomination were
more or less injured, and a great many other
buildings damaged and property destroy^ d.
Great havoc and destruction occurred in New
York, Brooklyn, Comden, N. J. Pallestown,
Pa., Harrisburg, Pa, and other places, and
at Washington, Albany and numerous other
points. The violence of the gale was almost
unprecedented
PERSONAL AND fvuITICAI..
John S. Carlisle, formerly United
Senitor from West Virginia, is dead.
shop Perry, of Iowa,and Bishop Rob
ertson of Missouri have reached this country
from Europe.
Duke Charles, of Schleswig-Holstein
Sanderburg GlucksLurg, brother of the King
of Denmark, is dead.
The Socialists of St. Louis nave a full
city ticket in the field, made up of candidates
on other tickets endorsed by them.
John H. Klippart, of Columbus, Ohio,
who for twenty-seven years has been secre
tary ot the Ohio State board of Agriculture,
is dead. The DesMomes Register's official State
reviews for Iowa show Hull's majority 9,339.
The rest of the Republican State ticket is
about the same.
James S. Whitney, a prominent citizen
and leading politician of Massachusetts, died
suddenly at Boston, of apaplexy, as he was
about to leave for his home in Springfield
The U. S. State Department has tele
graphed our minister at Madrid to convey to
King Alfanso President Hayes' congratula
tions at the King's escape from assassination
President Hayes has accepted the in
vitation extended to him by J. H. Bond,
Collector Thomas and other prominent
citizens of Baltimore, to attend the fair of the
Medical institute in hat city. Th
Chinese minister has also accepted an invita
tion to be prtsent.
Gen. Sherman, accompanied by Mrs.
Sherman and Col. Bacon, of his staff, commis
saiy general Judge Advocate General Dunn
Gent ral Poe, of the engineer corps, and Gen
eral Williamson, commissioner of the land
office, left Washington for Indianapolis on
the 28th mst., to attend the reunion of the
army of the Tennessee in that city.
Mayor Stock ley ot Philadelphia
as re-
ceivi a letter from Gen. Grantfrom Bordeaex,
France, acknowledging the receipt of a so
lution of the Philadelphia city council to ap
point a special committee to receive him upon
his return, and states if he returns by way of
the Atlantic he will take a Pniladelphia
steamer and notify the committee of the time
of sailing. The general thanks the council
and citizens of Philadelphia for the honor done
him.
MISVELliAJfEO US.
G. Joseph & Co who'esale jewellers
at Toronto have failed. Liabilities $260,000.
The Ocean Mills at Newburgporr,
vfass. have been sold at auction for $105,000
to E. R. Mudge, of Boston.
Twenty thousand piople were present
at the opening of the Fair in the new Catho
ic Cathederal in New York city.
1
The banking houst of Clabough, Nel
son & Co., Boltimore Md, has suspended and
made an assignment. Liabilities $1,000,000.
The dry goods bouse of Ray & Bro., of
Montreal has failed. Liabilities $300,000.
Outside speculation in real estate was the
cause.
Snow to the depth of nine inches fell
in the northwestern part of Ontario, on Sun
day night. Oct., 27th, doing great damage to
fruit and other trees.
A dispatch from Vienna says the Porte
has addressed a circular to the powers de
claring the insurrection of the Bulgarians
is fostered by slave agitators.
he steam ship Canada reached New
York Oct. 24th, from Harve bringing $450,000
in gold com. The steamship Lessing from
Hamburg brings $350,000 in gold coin.
A dispatch from Pera says the Briish
vice consul at Bourgas has been seriously as
saulted by Russian officers, and the Russians
refuse to allow the B.itish man-of-war Con
don to go to Bourgas.
Information has been received to the
effect that General Trevino, commanding the
Mexican forces on the Kio Grande, has already
dispersed several bands of marauding Indians
found on the Mexican side.
The damage done in Philadelphia
alone by the late wind storm is estimated at
two millions of dollars. The damage in the
sweeps of the storm throughout the region
visited is beyond computation.
In accordance with orders of the Gov
ernor, the arms of the first and second infan
try, Crescent City Batallion and Orleans ar
tillery, were removed to Mechanics' Institu
tion, where they wi'l be guarded by at least
fo ty men until after the election.
The United States war department has
received 'nformation which makes it now
appear probabl. that the Diaz gvernment has
sent a large body of Mexican soldiers to the
Rio Grande border to co-operate with the
United States to prevent depredations along
the border.
A Glasgow, Scotland, telegram says:
The liabilities of John lanes,Wright & Co. are
over $500,000,0 0. The assets are comparative
ly meager. It is ike Glasgow house only that
fails, both Wright and Scqtt have retired from
the London and Rangson concerns after the
failure of the City of Glasgow bank,
The slaughter house and pork packing
establishment, of Christian Klin-p of East Buf
falo, N. Y., has been destroyed by 'ft*e. Only
about forty out of some 400 live hogs were
saved An immense quantity of pork, lard and
dressed ho were destroyed. Estimated*
loss, $169,000 insurance, $86,000.
'^a^/^fi
The frosts in the lever ravaged portion
of the South, continues with increased vigor.
Physicians anticipate'a speedy^and entire ter
mination of the fever. Business is reviving,
refugees are returning, and many of them
find that their houses have been plundered
during their absence.
In tne matter of an application for an
injunction against the issue of the $2,000,000
loan for completing the Cincinnati Southern
railway, the superior court has decided the
loan constitutional and the bonds legal, and
refused to grant the injunction, hence the
city of Cincinnati must foot the ill.
A Vienna correspondent says, if the
latest news be true, affairs "ear Constantino
ple are more and more assuming the same
semi-hostile phase as before the meeting of
the Berlin congress. Turkish, troops have
been moved into position vacated by the Rus
sians, and earthworks are being repaired and
armed before Constantinople and Gall'moli.
The Turks are arranging to increase their
forces, and are summoning half-pay officers to
active duty. A special committee for the de
fense of the capital has been formed at the
Seraskierate.
United States Treasurer Gilfillan says
in reference to the recent opinion of the at
torney genernal, as to the method of comput
ing taxable capital of national banks:
'National banks will bcreaftei be required in
making up their capital stock subject to tax
ation deduct not the face value nor the
market value, but the price paid for United
States bonds owned by them, les interest ac
crued, to date of purchase. In making return
return thereof to this office, no application
made in conquence of the oppinion in question
for the refunding of any tax upon bank cap
ital hereto "ore assessed and collected, will be
entertained by this office
In pursuance of a meeting of manufac
tui es, merchants and citizens held lately in
Chicago, looking toward the extension of
trade and commerce across the continent and
with foreign countries, the committee propose
to hold a cenvention in Chicago on the 12th of
November, to which the President, Governors
of States, members of Congress and ministers
from the Soufh American States, Mexico,
China and Japan have been invited. Governois
of States, chambers of commmerce, mayors of
cities and manulaturers' associations favoring
the objects of the convention aie requested to
send delegates and notify the committee of an
intention to attend, addressing Geo.S. Bowen,
4 Ogdcn building, Chicago.
WILD MAN OF THE WOODS.
A Fearful Prodiiiy Captured in the Wilds
of Tennessee and Brouyht to Louisville
for ExhibitionHts Body Covered with
fish Scates.
[Louisville Courier Journal.
The wild man brought to the city ye ster
day by Dr. O. G. Biovier, of Sparta, Ten
nessee, is truly a mysterious and wonderful
creature. He will he exhibited throughout
the country by Manager Whalleu, of the
Metropolitan, who is a third owner in this
remarkable being, who promises to success
fully baffle all scientists who desire to give
satisfactor\ explanation of his unnatural ap
pearance. Before entering into the details
of his capture, which form quite a thrilling
and interesting episode, a description of the
cnriosity, which promises to excite more at
tention than Barnum's "What is it?"
will be given. At a distance the
general outline of his figure would indicate
that he is only an ordinary man. Close in
spection shows that his whole body is cov
ered with a layer of scales, which drop off at
regular periods, in the spring and fall, like
the skin of a rattlesnake. He has a heavy
growth of hair on his head and a dark, red
dish beard about six inches long. His eyes
present a frightful appearance, being at
least twice the size of an averaged sized eye.
Some of his toes are formed together, which
give his feet a strange appearance, and bis
height, when standing perfectly erect, is
about six feet five inches. A nervous twitch
ing of his muscles shows a desire to escape,
and he is constantly looking in the direction
of the door through which he entered. His
entire body must be wet at intervals, and,
should this be neglected, he begins immedi
ately to manifest great uneasiness, his flesh
becomes feverish, and his sufferings cannot
be alleviated until the water is ap
plied. At times he is danger
ous, and yesterday morning, when Mr.
Whallen attempted to l.lace him in a wagon,
in which he intended to bring him to the
theatre, it occupied some time. The strange
creature acted in the most mysterious man
ner, refusing ol stmately for some tinre to
get into the wagon. He has quite a sharp
appetite, having eaten a meal yesterday
morning that w.ould have fully satisfied at
least four men. With the exception of fish,
his meals are all prepared in the ordinary
ay, but the fish is eaten entirely raw. Dr.
Broyler says that when alone he will some
times mutter an unintelligible jargon, which
it would be impossible for any one to under
stand, but that, in the presence of visitors,
he remains perfectly silent. Yesterday
afternoon, from 1 to 4, a private exhibition
was given, and a number of physicians
were present, among them Drs. Brady and
Cary Blackburn, who said that he
was a great curiosity. Dr. Black
burn said that his scaly condition could not
be attributed any skin disease, but un
doubtedly he was born in that condition. He
will be on exhibition in one of the private
rooms of the Metropolitan Theatre this
afternoon and to-morrow between the hours
of 1 and 4 o'clock. Only physicians a
those specially invited will be allowed ad
mission. "His exact age is not known, but
for the last eighteen years be has been run
ning wild in the Cumberland mountains in
Tennessee, near the Caney Fork and Big
Bone creek. He has been the constant ter
ror of the community, although he was never
known to attack any one until the day of his
capture. Dr. G. G. Broyler, of Sparta,
Tenn.. says that since the surrender of the
confederate army it has been his intention
to capture this creature and exhibit him
throughout the country. The doctor says the
parents of the wild man are respectable citi
zens of North Carolina named Croslin. That
their son is unquestionably a mysterious
freak of nature they do not deny,' but they
could not acconnt for bis scaly skin. At the
tender age of five years, having always been
possessed with a roving disposition, he left
his home and plunged immediately into the
mountainous region of Tennessee. Here be
liv as best he could, subsisting on the pro
I ducts of the ooantry, such as roots and herbs
and small animate that he could capture.
When in the water he was "in bis element.
He would dive down into the depth of tbo
^inland lakes, remaining under water for
considerable length ht time, and finally
emerge with both hands filled with small fish,
which he would dovour at ohce in the raw
state. Dr. Breyler lays that' until about
eighteen months ago he had not attempted
the capture, although he had been watching
the creature's actions for the past twelve
years. About the 15th of September he
started into the mountains fully determined
to succeed in the capture.
The "Wild Man of the Woods," as he was
termed by the people of the vicinity, wa
unusually fleet of foot and possessed a great
deal of ability, bounding oyer the mountain
ous regions in the most fearless manner.
During the chase they kept the wild man
constantly in sight, and their plan was to
tire him out, in which they finally suc
ceeded. was pursued through the wild,
mountainous country, over lakes and preci
pices, until his pursuers almost despaired of
success. Stratagem was finally resorted to
The lariat was thrown at him withou isuo
cess, and then a kind of net was formed,
into which be w?s decoyed and captured. He
ran fearlessly into the net, and became en
tangled in the meshes. Captured, but not
conquered, a struggle ensued, in which
Dr. Broyler was seriously wound
ed. The wild man fought
with his hands, after the fashion of a bear,
and bruised and scratched the doctor in a
frightful manner. At last they quieted
their unwilling victim and brought him to
Sparta. The doctor immediately telegraphed
to Mr. Whallen, who purchased a third inter
est in the wonder, and had him brought to
Louisville yesterday morning. The presence
of this wild man in Louisville has excited
considerable attention among the doctors,
and also a large crowd of curious persons,
who are anxious to see the wonderful crea
ture. There will be only one public exhibi
tion in this city, which takes place at the
Metropolitan Theatre Saturday afternoon.
CATHOLIC GROWTH.
Wonderful Spread of the Roman Church in
this Countri/Thousands of Convert*
From Protestantism..
TNew York Graphic.
A single Jesuit priest, who is not yet a
very old man, is known to have received
more than 8,000 American Protestants into
the Roman church, ten of whom were min
isters of various sects. The order of Paulist
Fathers, founded in 1858 by the Rev. Father
Hecker, himself a convert from Protestant
ism, numbers thirty-four members, nearly all
of whom are American gentleme who were
born and educated Protestants. Many of the
Jesuitswho have in the United States 750
membersare Americans: the same is true
of the Benedictines and the Christian Broth
ers, who together count 1,000 members. The
late archbishop of Baltimore in five years
confirmed 2,752 converts of American birth.
The average annual number of adult con
verts in the city of New York is said to be
about 990 The archbishops of Philadelphia
and Milwaukee report that from 5 to 7 per
cent, of those they confirm are converts.
The bishop of Richmond says that 35 per
cent, of the Catholics in North Carolina are
converts, and that one parish in that State is
composed wholly of converts. The church
which has won from the ranks $ Protestant
ism and enlisted in its own service buch men
as Dr. Brownson, Dr. Ive, Archbishop
Wood, of Philadelphia Dr. Bayley, the late
archbishop of Baltimore Father Hecker,
Father Hewitt, Dr. James Kent Stone, for
merly president of Hobart College Father
Walworth, Vicar Gen. Preston, Father Mo
Lend. Dr. J. V. Huntington, Rev. Virgil H.
Barber, Rev. Calvin White, and a Host of
others not less distinguished, learned, and
venerable Americans, cannot be regarded
with contempt it must be reckoned with as a
force that may be feared, but must not be
despise 1.
In the year 1850twenty-eight years ago^
there were in the entire United States only 6
Roman Catholic archbishopsone of whom
was an American, three ot Irish birth, and
two of French originand 27" bishops*
There were 1,800 priests, 1,073 churches, 29
ecclesiastical institutions, 17 colleges, and 91
female academies. There are now 11 arch
bishopsincluding one cardinal archbishop
56 bishops, 5,548 churches, 5,634 priests,
21 theological seminaries with 1,121 ecclesi
astical students, 74 colleges, and 519 aca
demies. Here is a growth in twenty-eight
years of 44 prelates, 3,834 priests, 3,475
churches, and 477 seminaries, academies,
and colleges. The Catholic population
was estimated in 1850 to number
3,000,000 souls to-day it is known to be
not less than 6,408,000, and by some author
ities it is believed to exceed that figure by
one-half. Nineteen of the prelates are na
tives of the United States. The cathedrals
of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Albany, Chica
go, Baltimore, Buffalo, Louisville, Milwau
kee, St. Louis, and Cincinnati Are monu
ments of piety, taste, and skill the cathe
dral of Boston is a structure of massive beau
ty, 364 feet long, 160 feet wide, and 120 feet
high, with two towers, one rising to
the height of 320 feet. The style
is purely mediaeval gothic. The new
cathedral of New York, which has now been
twenty years in building, is the largest, most
beautiful and most costly ecclesiastical struc
ture in this republic. Hundreds of the
Catholic churches throughout the country
are handsome edifices, and they contain
a very large amount of artistic wealth in
their alters, statues and paintings. Among
the 150 Catholic churches in the archdiocese
of New York alone, (which comprises tt
city and county of New York and
Westchester, Duchess, Sullivan, Rock
land, Pulamn, Orange, Ulster and
Bichmond counties) we could name mora
than a score which contain works pf art
worthy of very careful study and1
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churches throughout the country.
nothing*
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6f high
praise. We are obliged to confess that tnese
are chiefly the production of foreign artists,
and this remark will applv to the interior
artistic attractions of the Catholic churches
generally* but art knows no country. The
art galleries of the United States, public and
private, if lumped together, would not equal
the treasures of sculpture and painting that
may be found in the principal Catholic
oi*
*SA" -J*
A western contemporary has discovered
that the number of tools is to the number
of wise men as to the number of times
one gets nothing for something is to the
number of times one gets something
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