American Catholic Tribune (Newspaper) - April 1, 1887, Cincinnati, Ohio
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that God created of ono blood, all nations of the earth, and under her direction, one man is the equal of another no matter whr.t the color of his mortal casement.
We are glad te know that our valued contemporary, in the Quaker City is “ by no means a foe to the Catholic Church.'*
Senator John Sherman of Ohio was insulted by a hotel keeper in Birmingham, Alabama on account of his desire to receive a delegation of colored men who saw fit to call on him, and he left that hotel. If there had been the right kind of manhood in the colored emplo3’oc9 in that hotel they would have loft in a body at once and for good.
Let the Negro stand up for himself.
Send 3*0 ur this office.
JOB PRINTING to
Next Sunda3* will be Palm Sunday*
If we do not flatter ourselves, the flatter3* of others will not be able to injure us.
There is no earthl3* fulfilment into which that dark shadow, regret does not enter.
INSUUTION OF CARDINAL GIBBONS,
aoEaEous and zuposiNa csbexont
Titular Head of Sasta Karla, in Traitevere
Fatrictio Tribute to the Ü, S. Qovetnment
By Eii Fminenoe Card* Sibbcni.
Keep green the memories of the past, be awake to the needs of the present and prepare for the exigencies of the future.
If the press of the world would unite in teaching man his moral duty, how much less trouble there woule be in the affairs of life.
Sherman’s speech at Turner Hall, last Saturda3* evcuing, shows that there are 3*ct some great men, in the United States.
Owing to the absense^of the Editor and business manager of the Tribune last week, some things appeared in the column.s of last issue that should not have appeared and much w*as left out that should have been in.
^Ir. John C. Kcelan, who for the past six months has been foreman in this office, has returned to Toledo his former home. Mr. Keclan is an expert printer and a 3*oung man of exceptionally* high character, and in him Cincinnati societ3^ loses an exemplaTy 3*oung man.
Mr. Bonaparte, writing from Boston to the People’s Advoc.\te, Washington, D. C.. criticises non-Catholic white ministers for not treating their brothers in black as the3’ should bo treated under an3* and all circumstances. Let the colored man join the Catholic Church and he will not need to complain of this unfairness.
The Living ITay, of Memphis,
Tennessee, has alread3* entered
upon its fourth 3*car. The editor of
The Living Way claims to have
been mobbed bv the Masons and •
Odd Fellows of that cit3* and 3*et he lives to defend the race from enemies within and without. ¡Free speech can not be stopped in free America.
The Philadelphia Tribune seems to misunder.stand the relation existing between the Catholic Church and the Colored people. It is just the .same as her relation to all the rest of mankind, all arc absolutel3* equal before her altars. There is no desire on t’ic part of Hie Church to set apart separate churches for Colored people, and where there arc ('’olorcd cburchcs, as in this cit3*. Washington, Baltimore, New York, I.iOiiisville and elsewhere, thc3* áre largcl3* attended by whites and the Colored people go into 003* other Catholic church that may* be convenient to them, and they are welcome.
Let the sects close their Colored establishments tomorrow and in a majorit3* cases, Protestant Colored people vvill be out of doors.
If every 60-callc Colored Catholic church in the world was done away with instaiitl3* ^hc Colored Catholics would be at home in any other Cath-lic church beneath the Sun.
“The spirit of the Catholic Church” never was, is not and never will be “hampcrd b3* race pn-judico.” If, here and there one finds some person or persons who profess to bolong to the Catliolic Church,who arc blind ed b3” race prejudice, thc3* learned it elsewhere than in the teachings of Mother Church. Her “spirit” is,
Which ia the Beat Religion ?
Mr. Editor — I write to you a fine story that an old woman told in a Methodist cliureh in this city. She was a fortune-teller, who let her son die without Baptism. She said that her hoy asked her to baptize him, hut that she never consented to do so. I tried to explain Catholic Doctrine of Baptism and Purgatory to her—hut being a fortuneteller, she thought that the Catholic Religion was too strict for her. From a Baptist she became a Methodist. She told me that she believed in Purgatory through a dream that she had.
She went to the Methodist Chueh and had to make up a lie to he received as a member. So she, in the course of the evening, after she had felt the spirit of prophecy, and after the sisterhood had snug the following hymn : “So many hard trials, so many tribulations, so many ups and downs, to enter into the Promised Land,*’ the fortune-teller began: “ I dreamed that 1 was transported into Heaven, and found myself in an elegant apartment, every thin gtliat was around and about me was dazzling bright, the floor seemed to he covered with the most luxurious carpet 1 had ever seen, I thought it was tapestrj* at flrst, but its dazzling brightness gave evidence of its being the work ofheav-ly hands. I raised my eyes to make a further inspection of the apparent celestial apartment, and I beheld a lieauti-ful ladv* standing in the room. She was radiant with beauty, and wore a crown that may well he termed the brightest diadem of glori*. I .-tepped forward to meet the beautiful woman and found that what I had supposed to he a cai^iet was something that 1 cannot describe, and when I recovered myself, tlie lady told me that she w;is the Blessed Virgin .Mar\* the Mother of God. She said that I could not enter Heaven until I had pas-ed tlirougli the pains of Purgatory, and satistied the justice of God for my sins, and that I would tlien he admitted into Heaven, and not until then,“ but the Methodists could not stand to hear the name of Purgatory, and they sliout-ed out “You sister fortune-teller, will you please stop giving us tliat kind of doetiine. We don’t wish to hear any-thiiig about Purgatory—there is too much Catholic in that.”
Another lady in the same^Metliodist Church says: that slie was—in a dream —cast into the depths of hell, and she saw it tilled up with Catholics. She then advised Cutliolies to stop sending their children to Catholic Schools. She shouted when her children joined the Methodist Church—they hud been Catholics, hut to-d.ay are neither Methodists, Baptists, nor fede-Baptists, hut are regular vagalwnds on earth; Now she says, “ Oh, I am going to liell, and my had children too. So you see tliat professing religion won’t save yon from hell. While my children were under elie care ofCatholie teachers 1 had pride in their good conduct, hut I thought, as I differed from them in religion, that they were under too my eh religious control, hut I am now ver\* sorrj* for having been the means of leading my children away from undor the inffuence of the Catliolic Priesthood.,’
WOODS ELECTRIC COMPANY.
A company has been formed in Covington, Ky., to be known as the Woods Electric Company. It is composed of the following gentlemen ; Jno A. Gano James M. Clark, Granville T. Woods, and J. E. Hampton. The capital stock is $1,000,000. The shares are $00 each.
Mr. Woods who is the greatest electrician in the world still continues to add to his long list of electrical inventions.
The latest device he invented is the Synchronous Multiplex Railway Telegraph. By means of this system the railway de.spatcher can note the position of any train on the route at a glance. The system also provides means foi telegraphing to and from the train while in motion. The same lines may also l>e used for local mes.sage without interference with the regular train signals.
This system may be used for her purpo.ses. In fact, two hundred operators inaj* use a single wire at the .same time, although the messages may he pas.-iing in opposite direction they will not conflict with each other.
^n using the devices there is no pos-sinility of eolíusions between trains, as each train can aUvays he informed of the position of the other w bile in motion. Mr. Woods has all the Patent Office drawing for these devices as your correspondent witnessed.
The Patent Office has twice declared Mr. Woods prior inventor of the induction Railwaj* Telegraph as against Mr Edi.son wlio claim, to be the prior inventor. The Edison and Phelphs Company are now negotiating a consolidation with the Wbyds’s Railway Telegraph Company. Hope to see some more colored men distinguish themselves in the ffeld of invention as Mr. Woo Je.
Rome, March 25.—It was just halfpast 10 o’clock this morning, when Cardinal James Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore, arrived at the Iron Gates of the Portico of the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere for the purpose of formally taking possession of it as his titular church. He was arrayed in the splendid robes of a Cardinnl, wearing a white fur cope, crimson silk mantle and long train. When he reached the door of the church he knelt upon a cushion placed there on a strip of carpet.
The canons belonging to the Church and the students of the American College in Rome, wearing surplices, were waiting for the Archbishop. Student Stickey, of Cincinnati, 0.,was crossbearer, and the acolytes carrying candles were Students Doherty, of Baltimore, Md., and Shea, of Cincinnati, O. Bishops Keane of Richmond, Va., and Watterson, of Columbus, O., were with the canons, wsitiiig. Student Reardon, of Baltimore, Md., bore the crucillx.
Cardinal Gibbons, when he approached the church, was accompanied by the Right Rev. John Ireland, Bishop of St, Paul and by Cardinal Marucci, Master of Cereinonses and others. The Cardinal, after kneeling, kissed the crueiffx, which was presented to him by a canon wearing a cope. The Cardinal then put on his mitre, and, so covered, placed incense in the censer. He then again bared his head, took the aspersorium from the canon who liad pre.sented his the erueiflx and signed himself with the sign of the cross. Then replacing ths miter, he asperged the people present with holy water, after which he again removed* his miter and was thrice in-cented by Ihe canon, the choir singing the antiiipon, ,‘Ecce Sacerdos Magnus.*’
Af.ser being thus inccn.sed the prscas-sion moved to the altar, followed by the people as he went. At tho altar the hles.sed .sacrament was administered, and all knelt for a short time in prayer. The proce.ssion next went to the high altar. There the Cardinal knelt and the canon recited the “Pater
Noster" and other prayers* In the apse a throne, with a white hack and crim-.son canopy, had been placed. The Cardinal .seated himself on the throne, the Bishops and priests in attendance being seated about him. 'I’he Prothonotary, Monsignor Pericole, thereupon read in Latin the Papal bull assigning the (’hurch Santa Maria in Trastevere to C’ardinal (Jibhons as his titular ehureh.
I’pon the completion of the reading of
tlie bull the canons went forward to tlie throne, and all hut the chief canon knelt and kissed the (’ardinal’s ring—the(’ar-dinal rising to receive the chief canon for the kiss of peace—ad oseiilum pacis. An address from the C'anons to the Cardinal was then read in I.atin by Canon Francisco Arduini. To this Cardinal (iihhons replied :
The assignment to me by the Holy Father to this beautiful basilica as my titular church Alls me with feelings of joy and gratitude which an>' words of mine are wholly inadequate to exiiress. For as here in Rome I .stand within the flrst temple raised in honor of the ever blessed Virgin Mary, so in my far off home myjown (’athdral (’huch, the old-e.st in the I'nited States, is al.so dedicated to the Mother of God. This venerable ediiice in which we are gathered leads us hack in contemplation to the days of catacombs. Its foundaton was laid hy Pope C’alixtusin the year of our I.ord 224. It was restored hy Pope Julius in the fourth century, and renovated hy another Supremo I*ontiif in tlie twelfth. That never ceasing solicitude which the Sovereign Pontiffs have exhibited in erecting those material temples which are the glory of this city, they have also manifested on a larger .scale in rearing sjiiritual walls to Zion throughout Christendom in every age. Scarcely were the United States of America formed into an independent Government when Pope Pius VII. established therein a Catholic heirarchy and appoint^il the illustrations John Carroll the tirst Bishop of Baltimore. Our Catholic community in those days iiumhered onlj* a few thousand souls, and they were .scattered chiefly through the States of New Yoik, Pennsylvania and Maryland. They wore serv'd hy the merest handful of priests; hut now, tnank . to the fructifying grace of God, the grain of mustard .seed then planted has grown to a large tree, spreading its hranehe.s through tlie length and breadth of our fair land. Where 011I3' one Bishop was found in the beginning of this century, there are .seventj'-five exercising spiritual jurisdiction. For this great jirogress we are indebted, under God, and the fostering care of the IIoU-^ See, to the civil libarty we enjoy in our enlightened Republic.
Our Holy Father, Leo XIII., in his luminous encyclical 011 the constitution of Christian States declares that the Church is not committed to any particular form of civil government. She" adapts herself to all. She leavens all wi h the .sacred leaven of the Gospel. She has lived under ab.solutc empires, under constitiillonal monarchies and in free republics, and everywhere she grows and expands. She hag oftei:, indeed, been hampered in her divine mission. She has even been forced to struggle for existence w’herever des-l>otism ha.s ca.st its dark shadow, like a plant shut out from the blessed sunlight of heaven. But in the genial atmosphere of liberty she hlos.soms like the ro.«e.
For mj'self, as a citizen of the United States and without closing my eyes to our shortcomings as a Nation, I say with a deep sen.se of pride and gratitude that 1 belong to a country where the civil government holds over us the thcfcges of Its protection without inter-
ferring with us in the le^imate exercise of our sublime mission as ministers f the Gospel of Christ. Our c< untr^ has liberty without license, and authority without despotism. She rears no wall to exclude the stranger from coming among us. She has few frowning fortiflcatlons to repel the invader, for she is at peace with all the world. She rests secure in the consciousness of her strength and her good will toward all. Her harbors are open to welcome the honest emigrant who comes to advance his temporal interests and find a peaceful home. But while we are acknowledged to have a free Government, perhaps we do not receive the credit that belongs to us for having also a strong Gove* nment.
“Yes, our Nation is strong, and her strength lies, under the overruling guidance of Providence, in the majesty and supremacy of the law, in the loyalty of her citizens and in the affection of her people for her free institutions. There are, indeed, grave social, problems now engaging the earnest attention of the citizens of the United States,* but I have no doubt that, with God’s blessing, these problems will be solved by the calm judgment and sound sense of the American people, wi hout violence or revolution or any injury to individual right.
“As an evidence of thi.s good will for the great Republic in the West, and a.s a mark of his*appreciation of the venerable heirarchy of the United State , and as an expression of his kind consideration for the ancient See of Baltimore, our Holy Father has been graciously pleased to elevate its present incumbent, in my humble person, to the dignity of the purple. For this mark of nis exalted favor I beg to tender the Holy Father my profound thanks in mj* own name and in the name of the clergy and faitflful. I venture to thank him also in the name of my venerable colleagues, the Bishops, as well as the clergy and Catholic laity of the United States. I presume to also thank him in the name of our separated brethren in America, who though not sharing our faith, have shown that they are not insensible—indeed, that they arc deeply .sensible— of the honor conferred upon our common country, and have again and again expres.sed their warm admiration for the enlightened statesmanship and apostolic virtues and benevolent character of the illnstrious Pontiff who now sits in the chair of Saint Peter.”
The Cardinal’s voice was strong and ringing. Each word he said was distinctly heard, although he spoke under the disadvantage of being seated behind the altar. His voice rose toward the conclusion of hi.s address, whi«*h was pronounced magnificent.
The choir now effeetivelj* rendered “Te Dewm,” sot to splendid music, after which the Cardinal went forward to the altar, and a Papal indulgence of one hundred day s. was read in T.,atin. The Cardinal then blessed the people assembled.
The church was occupied largely hy Americans and distinguished vlsitor.s to Rome during the investiture eeri-monies. In addition to the Americans, French and Italians who packed the body of the ehundi, a nurtiher of Roman men, women and children of the peasant class were pre.sent.
All the prelates, with the Chirdinal returned to the sacristj*. Bishops Ireland, Keane and Watterson, Archbishop Kirby, rector of the Irish College : Archbishop Carr, of Melbourne; Monsignor Stonor O’Callaghan, rector of the English College; Monsignor Pur.'iol, of the French Church, with others, surrounded Cardinal Gibbons, who was seated in the sacristy. The Protlionotary then read a I^atin process verbal which relates each event, however small, in the ])roeeedings of taking pos.aession, which document was signed hy the Bishops and prelates present. A reception followed, and all pre.sent went forward, one after another, knelt before the Cardinal and kis.sed his ring. Each spoke a few words, whieli were kindly responded to h\* the Cardinal. Even little children from the neighboring streets were admitted. Then all was over.
The scene was remarkable in many ways. The assemblage was the most varied ever seen in the church. Numbers of the poor of Trastevere, claiming the church hy first right as their home and refuge for prayer, mingled with the many Americans and distinguished visitors from European countries. Prominent, also, were members of religious Orders—Franciscans in their brown robes, Augustinians in black, and groups of missionaries, who had as.semhled iii Rome prior to their departure for foreign lands. Americans were especially gratified at the interest shown in seeing the second American Cardinal take possession of his titular church.
TIGHTENING THE COIL.
The Sioux Oity Brewer Oharffed "With the Death of Rev.
Koschlngcki, Allas Bismarck, Corroborates Leavitt and Fitsslmmons—Tbe Victim's Wile Faints Darinsr the Recital.
Biotrx CiTT, Iowa, March 80.—This was the most interesting and exciting day, so far, of the Haddock trial, and the courtroom was jammed from the opening until the closing hour. Mrs. Haddock, the widow of the murdered clergyman, occupied a front seat within the bar, and evidenced deep grief as reference was frequently made to her late husband. The first witness called was Albert Kosnitzi, better known as “Bismarck,” the. ej'e-witness of the¡tragedy, who was arrested and brought back from San Francisco. He spoke in broken German, and his testimony was at once forcible and interesting and graphic. He recited how Treibcr had induced him to htint up Granda and tell him if he would whip the “Friester” and give him two black eyes he would receive $500, and how Grauda had finally weakened and refused to whip -Haddock. Bismarck continued, thoroughly corroborating Leavitt and descri binge minutely every movement of the conspirators on that fateful day, and which led up to and followed the homicide; the meeting of Haddock and Arensdorf, and how the latter, after i)assing the “priester,” suddenly whirled J and fired the leaden messenger of death. The illustration was most dramatic, and a breathless silence followed the realistic description. The witness related all about how Arensdorf had given him, through Frieber, $12 to leave the country; how he (Bismarck) had got drunk, his wife taken the money, and then again Arensdorf approached him with the words: “Why have you
not left! Did cyou not get the money from Frieber to go? If you remain here you will get drunk, tell what you know and then be sent to tbe penitentiary. 1 have plenty of money, and they will never send me to jail.” The witness describes his being driv'cn to Salix, whei*e Fritz Folger gave him more monej*, and then Bismarck went to San Francisco. When ho came back to Omaha ho was shown a picture of Harry Leavitt aud assured by the mayor and city marshal of Sioux City that it was a picture of the man who they believed had done the shooting. Ho told them it was not, and though they insisted, he emphatically maintained then and there that John Arensdorf was the murderer. The witness’ testimony was most thorough and exact from beginning to end, and a rigorous examination failed to cripple it in the least. So far the State has made a wonderfully strong case. During the afternoon, while Bismarck was graphically describing the murder, Mrs. Haddock suddenly faulted and was carried into an anle-room. Kestoratives wore administered and she soon rallied and again pcared in the court-room.
Now i.s the time hoys to pop the qiiefition. The lady school teachers will soon he out of a job.
Tho preliminary contest for the purpose of selecting three genllo-mcn to compete for the oratorical prize at tho commencement exercises, took place at the Cincinnati Law College last Tuesday evening.
Tho question “Docs the separate control of their property protect married women ?” was given by Hon. Rufus King, Judges Johnson, Harmoii aud Evans presiding.
Their decision rendered Wednesday gave the three places of honor to H. R. Morrill, R. J. Harlan Jr., and J. L. Bachman. This is tlie first time in tho histor3* of the Law School which has been in existence fifty years, that a* colored
student has been selected to lit the graduation exercises.
MURDER, PURE AND SIMPLE.
A Sloop Captain Uelil>erately Swamps a Flatboat.
CoiXMBiA, S. C., March 30.—Information has been received here of an outrage committed on the Cooper river near Oakley, for which Captain Lewis Poinsett, of the sloop Carrio and Hattie, will probably suffer. A large party of negro laborers, who had been working on a river plantation on one side of the river, were being convej'ed across to their homes on the other side in a flatboat. When the boat was in the middle of the stream it was passed by the sloop. After passing about 100 yards the sloop came about, and notwithstanding the ample room in the river, ran directly into the flatboat, which was partially split open and a number of men knocked into the river, four of them being drowned. The Jury of inquest put the responsibility on Captain Poinsett, who has been committed to jail.
doing Out Like a Lion.
Chicago, March 30.—Dispatches from various points in the State report heavy snow-storms during the day and evening. At Vandalia the storm has raged severely throughout the day, covering the ground with snow to a depth of twelve inches on the level.
Louisville, March 30.—It has been snowing here heavily and without intermission since seven o’clock. The snow is about four inches deep, and is still falling.
ViNCEXXES, IxD., March 30.—One of the heaviest snow-storms ever known in this section fell to-day, covering the ground to a depth of from fifteen to eighteen inches.
Nicuolasville, Ky., March 30.—A heavy snow-storm is driving through and is already six inches on the railway track, aud inl-he cuts the drifts are banking upi
Nihilists’ Latest Move.
Bt. Petersburg, March 30.—A wholesale merchant of St. Petersburg, reputed to be worth millions, has been shot and killed by a man to whom he refused to give 80,000 roubles toward the Nihilist fund. The murderer has been arrested. Other Russian capitalists are fearful of suffering a similar fate. They are receiving letters threatening them with immediate death if they do not comply with demands to furnish money for the “common cause.”
Washington, March 30.—The chemists of the Department of Agriculture have been investigating food adulterations. The report covering spices and condiments shows general adulterations. The report on other articles are not finished.
Adopts the Faith and Marries a Jewess.
Buffalo, N. Y., March 30. — Patrick Walsh, of New York, adopted the Hebrew faith yesterday, was circumcised last night and was married this morning to Lena L^vi, a young Jewess, also of New Vftclt
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! Express Car Robbery.
Utica, N. Y., March 30.—An express car on the West Shore railroad was entered by robbers between Utica"and Clark’s Mills. They shot Messenger Lake, but not fatally. It is not known if they secured any booty.
Notorious Outlaw Killed.
Denver, Col., March 30.—Marino Leyba, a notorious outlaw and desperado, and leader of a gang who have terrorized Central New Mexico for six months, has been killed while resisting arrest near Antelope Springs. Lcyba led the gang that murdered Colonel Charles Potter, stepson of Governor Van Zant, of Rhode Island, in the Dolores Mountains in 1SS3
Sherman’s Findlay Investments.
Cincinnati, March 30.—It is stated that Senator Sherman has refused $135,000 for the Findlay property recently purchased for $30,000, and that he has made further investments there of $56,000.
Scranton, Pa., March 80.—Charles Fredericks made a death-bed- confession of the murder of Jefferson Yohe, committed seventeen years ago. He implicated Michael Hertzel, of Mifflin, Pa., who has been arrested.
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Jf married women possessed as much prudence as they do vanity', we should find manyr husbands far happier.—Belknap.
Tho wife of Henry George is an ' Irish-Aubtralian lady, and a mpm- ! her of the Catholic church. Her sister is a Superioress in one of the Catholic convents of San Francisco California.
Father Dianoux, grandson of Gen. Dianoux of tho First Empire, has been charged by* Pope Leo XIII, with a special mission—that of founding a religious house in the Upper Thebiad in Egypt. |
The importance of admiling the | light of tho sun freely to all parts of ; our dwellings cannot be too highly' estimated. Indeed, perfect health is nearly as muoh dependent on pure sunlight as it is on pure air.
Never mind where y'ou work, care more about how y*ou work; never mind who sees, if God approves. If He smiles, be content. We can not alway's be sure when we are most useful. It is not tho acreage you sow, but the multiplication which God gives the seed that.make up the harvest. You have loss to do with being successful than with being faithful. Your chief comfort is that in y'our labor y*ou are not a-lono; for God, the Eternal One, who guides tho march of stars with 3'ou.—BJx.
Under tho caption “Some Lines of CathcUc Activity ’’ tho Catholic Citizen, of Milwauko, calls attention to the work of tho post graduato courso of the St. Louis University, and commends the efforts of the Jesuit Fathers in advancing tho interests of higher education and sound culture. Under tho same heading it praises tho concerted movement of the Boston clergy in furthering the temperance cause, and suggests that a similar movement be inaugurated in tho various cities of the Union, as worthy objects of Catholic activity'. Organized energy will effect wonders. These are day*s of organized forces. The strength of a body may be great, but it is only' in unity that it can bo practically 'exercised. Let Catholics keep this in view, and act in concert, and they will move mountains.—Exchange.
Education without religion—this is tho cry that is being hoard throughout Europe to dayi They have it in Franco, but they have not bad it long enough for tho system to mature and become known by its fruits. There is another country, however, which has attained to tho fulness of tho ideal. Saxony was the cradle of Protostant-nntism, and is now tho foremost country in all Europe in matters of
secular education. Let us examine thc result a.s manifested by statistics-Perhaps domestic happiness lias increased? Scarcely, for the number
of juridical accusations in matrimonial cases, out of a population of three millions, reached the enormous total of seventeen hundred a 3'ear for throe successive years —1877, 1878, and 1879: details for tho following years not made public for obvious reasons. In 1883 the number of suicides was 1,205; in tho same y*oar nearly one eighth of the whole number of children born in Saxony wore illegitimate. Are these statistics convincing cnouo’li of the results of godless education. —The Ave Maria.
Prof. J. G. Clayton, late of Springfield, O., now of Birmingham, Alabama, is reported ill in the latter city,
A rusty iron wedge with the initials “ A. L. ” rudely stamped upon it, was recently found in an ancient house near Old Salem, 111. It has been recognized by a former companion of Abo IJncoln as the famous wedge which he used in spliting rails in that vicinity. The initials were made by Lincoln himself in the prsence of J. Q. Spears, now a resident of Talula.
In the primary schools of Alany, N, Y., many of the little ones are accustomed to kiss their teachers at the close of school. The little colored girls kiss the teacher on one cheek, and the paleface dcrlings kiss her on the other. —[ Exbhange.
How w ill it be, when some of our colored ladies are teaching in the mixed schools of Cincinnati ‘i
The Reverend Methodist Fulton, has resigned from his Pastorate in. New* York, and is coming to convert the Catholics of the Pacific.Coast.* What a presumptions and fooli.sh individual this Rev. Fulton must be. In the first place the Catholics of the Pacific Coast do not want to be converted; they are perfectly satisfied with their religion, and do not w’ant any biggoted fools to interfere with them. In the second place there are plenty able Methodists on this Coast who are just as well qualified for the conversion business as
any New York crank.—^an FrancUeo Vindicator.
In Texas, out of a population of 300,-000 Negroes,there over 115,B00 children within the scholastic age. They owti a State Normal School worth $50,000, where 500 students have been taught in the last seven, years. They have thirteen doctors, three Legislators, one artist, several law yers^ and three colleges. They have six who are worth $50,000, a like number worth 25,000* several who have from $25,(X)0',-r and scores who have from $6,000 to $10,(XX).
Persons interested in Alba Mining Stock should not fail to read the advertisement of that company which will be found in last Saturday’s Neto York Freeman. There has been another reorganization of the company, and persoh^ are cautioned by the advertisements* ¿bout investing in stock of the company Issued by the old management Bead advertisement.