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American Catholic Tribune (Newspaper) - February 8, 1894, Cincinnati, Ohio "\r \ » \ 1 'C Approve^ •j ^ lean Cathqlic Tribune. '■ ——-— ■ - ‘ ■ ' -■ ' ' " • ' *> — "• '    ——   ■ —   -  .. ., I. the Moat B«t. Arehblsbops of Cincinnati, Hew York. Chleafo, Hew Orleans and Philadelphia, the Bt. Bev. Bishops of Detroit, Coring’ton, Colnmbns, Blehmond and NashrlUaias VOl.l ME IX.DETROIT, MICIE, FEBRUARY 8, 1891. N U M BER 3. WHO CAN FORGIVE SIN,‘ An    |.* C«r«mtn Oi.J*-- t t.*o* Ral*« d K**». Zo I*. I-^ssia. The    dí-fejAi'sísí-n    Í»    n    va    Irt.- Ixxg carrit^l ^cu in the U.- E4 \'ii * ITaiifl, tk'iiirli ítír:;w& lE-it »*,.    .    l:‘in-h as wvll as the    t    is    alj»e    t*»    th«- que-stúta íif üie hour, n* ,;í *. <m January 13 a short art!e!e *.f mlu*-ajqeeannl In ibe 1‘Uuirt. ia refutatkiu < f a statement made by Uie Rev. Mr Weils <«o the prerious Sunday. T>*o weeks ws^nt by. and the readers of t..** Planet all wondered If any ret)ly w -forthcomimr. Tlmt pentlemao. h w-ever. taujdit no doubt, by the stttl experience of that íH’eat chiimpiou of Peiersbtinr and one of the shintr.j of KU'hnioot!. conshlered U wist-r r t t *    ; • :i his mouth, b^i he t-*o puf I H>t into it H- r»-    .1    lin»‘    f'han. .• f <r Tie- Rt-v Mr I -    his    eh:v;ilr*Hi>. sjiiii!. i*:.d    *!.. - i '. :.*!! b ur. E** de'-r- nsiB»'-l t-» *■ :.*- t'•• r*—-u»- ..f hi-bre,u.T-ki...:i f. Wi’ii    r-=-ih Um- r» u , f -h - r* U,. f r hid^.- i E»« T. - u..:,- I u- r    1..1.Í1    an I t , A r \    - \    n    hr ..¡-ht t = ! eihE” _1DUÍA»    K \V.- ',r. .r- ‘ *: . f r; . .1 ’h.-t -ili --d -,;j IP-    I ■    Í!.;Vt-    I-.;;.; -    .    -    ’    "    f,’    o    . Ti fu.i‘ d - tr.ii'— f •    .'    n. f an ii.f- h ¿r- rit ¡eibil- .    •-    %    id ne,-,l by f . ;r - -Tin.;!»    f    r- f an t.a' to < P-.-d'- T-i " N">w. If,--.    p.    iin d ’’E* -r 1    ,    i .    ,o . p Esn    it    y n w. re \t : s ii.i:    -    r    \    on ,fd i.-e If > -1 iTd I.    f    \    u    -’5_:Et * >    -I till    \«>n -f, kii .u ;r ■ u -E-- -.’E- r E.ind y..n'.lid ktV' w. T!an VM ar>- a''    tUa    ÍH-st    leu .1 .’-*1 r    T.ik    E-    ld ..f    t uli. r Í -n of -E. d : : o- 1 'lie* Í uh-le- * Ji'tr» !i i- lio iiot ret > • 1 a *v \vl. .-e do-nriie - ,an only !*•* huirie d b> luit- ii:n:r af th-* E* y Ee.E : fr * y nr»* n’l d twn in Ida k ;»n 1 xvEito. Hy w ntiii.: t.. IV    r    Iir«>-, 1 ly Rfn-»u. N. *v Y-*: k. vou ,,r any a.,* , l,t,. i._iy c* t jiiiv C.iiholu- Nvok puliüü!}. ! en thí** srhdt** If    this In*    iim    nm* E tn»uM»* for V..U, a|iply !*» Randolph á-Kiorli-%h, of this city, who ill t ili*m f..r y.iai Voiir ‘Eintuton'il neophyt**" als^t her* by i-ffers ytHi    the    us*'    t*f    his li- bntry. In whE ii Vou n*ay fiutl all the «♦-crets and “nefariou- <b«urines'* of iJie fatboBe church. Von will find him at T*s,i First street. Riebmoo*!. Va. S<> far fr»:«m beinic afraid to submit lier d<*ctnne« to the s* rtirjny of an Intelli-cent public, she «x.urts the fulh*st inquiry. always r*-a1y t * z\w rea_«.-ns for “the hope that Is la u- ’ Ar** we not always Inrltins p«-t;*ph* to r»>ad our books, to c»*me and hear and ask qu*'>-tions. while you are doine all in yoiir power to keep people fr^*m c^-niini; our iwhools and churches. E st they miitht find out for iheniss-lves that th*» chr.rges brotnrht a:ralnsr us am fals**? If we are afraid of this «u-rutiny. tell me. why Is It that at the present time the Rev. W. Elliott Ls tr*.ini throuph the cities, speakine ev*r>wE*n* t«* I*rote»tant audlencrsi autl a>ks th*-m t-* pul any quf*stions they pleas**? A;;ain: if we are afrakl. why do I forco this question before the publi-*:* To show the r»*ad**rs of the Planet nior**over. bow ba.Si h vs your charge i-. I h*T*d>y pltsi^^e my word thsc V am ready to ox-pL&in and defend any and « vi-ry do**-trine of the Catholic church in the Columns of this paper. What aufh- rity have yon f*^r siyin^ that •■•th» rs Than the pri>«ts are disi'‘*ur-ared fr'*m madin? God's word wlien you may pet any amount of Catholic Bibles m this city? Catho!i.*s are n *t only not forliidden. but are exhorted to frequently read at least the New T**s-tament. the Psalm.a. etc-, while there is absolutely no prohibition aeainst their readlne the whole Bible. This charsre of yours is a vile slander. Do you know a certain commandment which says: “Tbou shall not bear faLse witness aznlnst thy neiirhbor?** Speaklnp of •‘ne^nrious d««urines." let me ask you; can There l:*e a more “nefarious,’’ a more destructive and diabolical doctrine than that doctrine of yours which says, that If a man Is once convertetl he cannot do bad enouph a^in to lose heaven ? Before proceedinjr to answer the oie jectioDS rais»*d asralnst my anmments. let me slate the Catholic doctrine on confeaslon. Ilaa man the creature power to for-cive sins against God the Creator? Of course not man the cmaturo. But the church has bedered for the Last 19«10 Tears, that G*h1 has commissioned certain men, as His airents an*l ministers to forgive sins by Hia power and in His name to those who confess them with troe fnlth and repentance. 'When we remember how. lx*th In tiie old and in the new law. God sometimes aHow€-d certain men to do things which He alone has the power to do, such as to heal the sick and even to raise the dead to life again; It can no longer be considered impossible that God may also rive the power to forgive alna. One and the other requires the same divine power, and after all It Is only God who works through h!^ ministers. That God actually did rive this power to cenaln men is perfectly plain from the Bible. 1. From Matthew 18—18, where Uhrist says to the Apostles:    “Amen. I to you. whatsoever you shall bind upon earth, shall be bound alao in heaven: and whatsoerer you shall loose upon earth, shall be loosed also in heaven” In these words Christ g1v**s Hi-* Apos-tl*-s th^ fullest power, IneR: llr.g also r.f forgiving sins. 2. Fn‘>m Jehn 2»»—21. 22. 23. whcr»» rbri«t thus nd<lr* ss»*s TIis Ap^*sfles. an*l N' it rerremN*re«1. HLs Aposiles alone: "As tiie Father sent me I also send Toll Wdien he h id s ill this be breath“d on th»-m and he «s'li*! to them rjr*-!ve ye the Ho’y Ghr.sT; whose sias you shall f**rc1ve. they are f.irrlven them and whose sins you '¿hall retain, tliey are retiiined." H**re we are informed that “the true Hi* .iiiiug wf that paeí>age is that whoso-. V. r .Miis ye divLire or pronounce for-i^uvou • • • they shall be fergiveu, al—* whosoever sins ye declare uufor-giv-u • • • they are imforgivcu.'* 1 aii-wer. This Is what you say aud not fhrist. What right have you to tamper wiih the wonls of the Saviour aud give them a meaning which %vas practically liuh^ard of for 13«A) years? Thai Christ really m**aut to ctuifer the j,.\v. r ff forgiving sins on Hi.-i Apw«i-t!*    i*.    **vident from everj- word of ills aad fr<jm ever>- circumstance. Tls*re ,in*--t;ou here of that panion of sin. 1    Wh**.—* aiHh *r the Holy Ght>st hlm- «. !f L-. wh* r* f>»re t hrtst, iK'fore giving *Eai ¡«.wcr, ftai'i; “Rt'ceive ye tlu* II.-ly Ghr.-t.'* tliat is to ftiy. by your own ¡.oWtT you cann *1 do «**, but the Mo!y G!e--» WÍR wr*rk through you. 2. Th y r"« • ivo the same iM»w**r of par-* n Christ hln;.-t If    of • = lin-, ?• ¡>i^nd«‘iit on him. “As tlu* 1 d*t T l..i> ^*nt Hit*, I al«o s nd you." d The > !!ike wc,nls are us^sl a.s in those p!.-    > wLere <io<l is siiiil t«> graut par-d wheihiT i*y himself iminedlatfly, ir iPuHllately tlin*ugh s**UMH>ne else up-p‘ UiTeil by Him. Ag^iiiist this we are Tt*Id. linit in this S4»l« nin, plain iai.s-;.*n Christ m*T*-ly dir» * t* *! Hi-A|n*stlcs to ann**um‘«‘ ilu* ***n«lidons upon which tiiat pardon was t** Ik* graut- • '«l    (»n what rroumls. sir. y-»u s:iy so. IS in('>*mpr«‘h*‘nsiblt*, as sur«-ly it tloos iK*t apjH*ar fr**in tie- w*>nls quote*! .d-tVf. TE»* e«*iriiiissi->u you si»**ak of, u.i- in* !ud< d In that g* iioral « itminaml "Go and t**ach all nations, ^;o and pi i ,e !i ih«' g«*si'M*l.“ .\.;ain vtt-ii < hjt-* t that Christ m. r. ly .-P* aks « f the pardon wliieli we shi*nld givo ih**s.* who E.Ív-Miffen*!'il us. Wn*ng . ..'aiii That tlu'y was lai*! before all. ii >T tho Kiov**n **nly, in tin- .st*r-1.; u oil .^t* n.ount. an*l arain in tie* ait-w- r ii by Christ to St. I’oier wiiou ili*‘ l.itt«*r ask«*«i him h**w oftou !i.* oiioht to forgive his brotle r. Also in .M.itt. l'*;l.-*; Euk*‘ ITrlH as «piotod by you 111 tb. -«* wonls **f ,b*hn 2<*:2L. 0*0 . Clirist speaks of a tw*-f**M puw**r: that t.f foi%;i\ing ami n*taliiinr. H«* you m. an t** say that Cbrist sb**uEl give tin* lb !y tibost that The Apostles iniglit sonn tiiiit s ij**t forgive their l*ro;lu*r wh*-n h-* threatens all with eternal dainnutioa If they re.'^u-e to do so'i llt>w ri*li*‘ul**us! h*»w shcM'king! We fail, you continue, to fiu<l a Kiiigh* hint where b«* (IVten forgave the .sins of one of those B.bOO tliat were couverttHl at his preacdilng. Any Catholic chilli could answer you this stupid o!*jectiun. for he would readily nply, that no one can r»*ceive valid alisolu-lion lK‘f*»re baptism, and Imineillately for it as all the sins are forgiven in after baptism there Is surelj* no n***Hl Imptlsm. Again you conclude that r*‘ter dl«l not have it (the power to forgive sins» e!»t* he would not have exhort»*d Simon to pr.iy to GvkI for f«*rgivenes.s of his sin. Do you Imagine Bro. I.,ewis, that we Catholics are silly en*iugh to suis pose, that all we have to do If «we wLsli our .sins forgiven, is simply to t«*ll them to the prii*st, when It has lKs*n the constant teaching of the chureh, that without faith aiKl true s.*rrow or rt*peiit-anc«*. no sin is ever forgiven? Wliat St. I*eter said to Simon, every pri»*st repeats over and over to the pt*ople an*l !H*fi*re giving alis«ilution (that Ls panbui in the name ami power of Gmli he always exhorts the p**rson coming to con-f**ssion to lie sorrj' f‘T all the sins and to change. I may give here the ausw*‘r ■ ■f the eat*-ohi>m, that little book which ev nr Catholic child is liouml to learn. y»ui stitui- What must we do to rei'oive t’.i** S.icramen* of Penance w'orthily? (that is to really obtain pardon in con-f**ssion.i Ans. 1. We must examine our c*•liscience. 2. We miLst have sorrow f‘*r i*ur sliLs. 3. W** make a firm r**solutlon never more to offend Gotl. 4. We mmit c**nf**ss our sins to the priest. 5. We must accept tlic penance which the pri**8t gives u-s. Does It really as you say, that Christ is R*d by the chunrh, when we well know that the prii*st In granting pardon to those w-ho really repent is merely the agent of Christ and that it is Christ’s power still? It does seem to me, you say again, that in order to forgive sin, a man should know the unexpres.sed secrets of another’s heart. Very true! You wrote better than you know, for this Is precisely the reason why Christ ooramaml-e*i us to confess, to tell our sins and thus to express our secrets so that the priest may be able to judge, whether he is to forgive or to retain. Why not go directly to God? A rather round al>out way, is it not? Such however, is the plan adopted by our Saviour: that men are to l>e guide<l by divim ly appointed men who are to apply the fruits of redemption. Do you know who Is the arch-grumbler who was the first to find fault with God’s plans? Appllcatio facills— (the application is easy). And this doctrine so true, so l>eauti-ful, 80 consoling, you seriously tell us no one has ever believed (thought) except some “poor deluded creature.” Those 300,000.000^ then, who to-day cheerfully believe this doctrine are “no one.” Tertulian, St, Cyprien, St. Am-broae, St, Augustine, St. Thomas and a host of others, the most learned and the most holy that the world as ever seen are but “poor deludt*d creatures.” Those shining lights. Manning and Newman, those fourteen Episcopal ministers who a few weeks ago left their chureh and with it a good living to seek admission Into the Catholic church, and hundreds of others, all fHlueatcd men. both in this country and others, are but “poor deluded creatures.” What senseless audacity! Another obji'ctlon:    “If    the Apostles had power to f**rglve sin, were they au-thnHrr-t1 to tran.«.mlt It to other Individual s?” As you are so fond of asking questions h*t me a.«k you another one. If the Apostles had not the authority to tmnsmft the powers given to them by wh It pretendeil richt do you get up and preaeh and baptixe? Did Clirlst say to I you:    “Go and preach my gospel,” Did he say to you; “Go and baptize?” By the way, you mo*U*stly inform us that the Holy Ghost has made you I overseer (bishop) over the fiock. Will i you kindly tell us where, when and how i that interesting event happeue*!? Also 1 if any one else saw the Holy Ghost do . so, or whether you provetl it by raising from the dead your father or mother or anj'one else? Poor Bro. Lewis! quomodo cei-ldistl! (liow art thou fallen!) Ill conclusion wo are treated to a pretty little story, which, however, I pronounce a vile, clumsy fabrication and I chalb'nge you, sir, to give your authority f*.r it. Ill the adininistratbm of the .sacraments bishoiw and priests are bound to u.s»‘ a c**rtain form of wonls under pain of gi'ic'vous sin, and no one is al!ow**d to change them. I say it most einphat-ic:illy that no prl«*st or bishop in earnest ever jironouin****! such silly Wi*nls as tho»*' whl**li you - quote. I>*t me give for the lnf**nuatiou of the readi‘i-8 of the Plam't. the exact words whieli the prii st u.'^»*s in giving pardon in (EhI’s name wlieii he tiiinks the p«*rsou is wortliy of il: ".May our Ixinl ,T**sus (’hrist absolve tins' and I, l>y bis authority atisolve tln*e fnun ev«‘ry bond of <‘x-coinmnnica-tl*.n an*l Intenlirt, In as nnieh as in my l**nv*T lletli ami tbons stand«*th in nee<Í. • Fin.'dly, 1 absolve tluH' from thy sins In I the mime of the Father, and of the ‘ S«*n. ami of th*' Il<*ly Ghost. Ann*n.” B«*f»*re eli*slng. let me give you a w*.nl i*f warning. To liring in untraiLS-lat' d Latin i-r Gn‘ek is only to tlin*w! into the ey**s of tin' pt*ople. j No stat**nient of yonrs sliall pass uii-ehall* ng«sl. You hael bett*‘r st*‘p lively: I will fuinlsh you all tlie music you ! want ami that gratis. F**rhai»s you may s«*on r<*grot having b«*en so f»»r-wanl ami tlml out that, instea*! of g<*t-ting ln»El of an "uiitutonsl m*ophyte,” y«*u <*aiight a t.-irtar. Ami m*w. go«Ml-bye. Tim. T.ewis. f**r this we«*k. I hope to ims't v<ni again. A GATIIOLK'* PRIEST. distributed at tho 7 and 9 o’clock BIG MONEY IN A VOICE. Mas.s<*s and at 7:.iO p. m. In the even-1 lug th<*re will be a short Instruction and B«*msllction. On next Friday the Sta- FAT SALARIES OF SOME FAM- tlons of the Cross will be at 7:30 p. m. DON’T CARRY BOGUS COIN. OUS SINGERS. 1 That Mnfle Mnr> tlie Ilit'liOMt C'*»l«*re«I WOiiiau In the Conntr>'. Paris, Ky., January 30,—Mary Fraz-l**r, ct*lort*<l, of San Francisco, is n*>w in this city on a visit to her mother wlio lias lK*en quite ill. Mary FrazU*r was a colon*d girl who was raised hy the Sis-t«*rs of the VisiUition Ac.ademy. In this city. She lKH.*ame a devout Catholic, and afbTward accep'ed a place as waiting maiil to the wlfo of a California millionaire. In the elegant home of her mlstn.*ss the doors of the drawing-rooms w**re oiH*rat«Hl by weiglits, wliich hoist**»! them through a crevice in the ceiling, inst«*a*l of sli»ling. Mary was in th*_* act of passing through one of th«*K»* doors, when her inast<*r, Jmlge S**a-bright, iinlueklly att*‘mpt**d to iiost* th**ni. Th*' weiglit of the d**sccn»iing doors s*‘ven*ly injur**»! tlie girl ami slu* y**t f*H'ls the elT*‘ft »*f the accident, Th** jmlge ina*le all ainemls in hl.s pow**r ami when he di*sl shortly afterwanl, he left h»‘r over .$4.'»,(XkJ in g»»vernment iHimls, from whi**h she ro<***lv**s 4 per (‘<*nt quart«*rly <llvL*l**mls. Mary Frazier Is a rathí*r g<*od-looking, br»>wu-8klnm*<l woman, ami is al>out 'jr* y**ars of age. She has jiLst arrive?*! from .a trip to S»»uth America, wli»*re lu*r nilstr**s.s owns a larg*» cofT**e planta ti»*n. She 8i>oaks very int<*111g*‘ntly of her travels, which have been quit** **.vt**nslve, an*l tells of seeing His IIoll-m*ss Pope Leo XIII. She cjirri«*s a fine wanlrobe, but motlestly shows no disposition at display. She Is unmarried, and lias expressc*d her tlealre to remain so. Slie is, no doubt, one of tho richest ci»lored women In the I’liited States. 'Wnahlnsrlon D. C. Tlio Church News of February 3 gives a glowing account of the doings among the colored Catholics of the capital. The last issue of that paper contains these notes: Last Sunday His Eminence Cardinal Gibbons celebrated Mass at 7 o’clock In St. Augustine’s church and at the High Mass celebrated by the new assistant pastor. Rev. F. X. Bischoff, he preside*! and delivered an claquent sermon on "The Dignity of the Soul.” Before the sermon His Eminence introduced Father Bischoff to the congregation. At 4 o’clock p. m. he administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to a class of Kil comlidates, including thirty-five adults. Before and after (Confirmation His Eminenc?e d» liverod short instriic-tioiis explaining the meaning of the sacrament and admonishing the confirmtnl to l>e faithful In the performance of their religious duties. He administered the total abstinence pledge to the boys who prorais*?d to refrain from using strong liquors until they are twenty-one years of age. The Cardinal was assisted by Rev. Fathers Griffith, Dougherty, and Foley. The sponsors for the males were Messrs. H. A. Jackson and WIllIs J. Smith. For the females Mrs. Carrie V. Grymes and Miss Matilda Wheeler. From tue annual report to be distributed to-morrow we learn the following facts relative to the work in this parish during the past year:    The    total re ceipts were $12.974.59. The principal Items were ordinary collections and pew rents, $5,590; extraordinary <?ol-iections, $5,420; expenditures, $12,-739.59; balancie on hand, $235; baptisms —adults, 20; children, 126; buriais-adults, .38; children, 39; children attending catiH'Rism on Sundays, 325; Catholic population of ifarish 3,000. January 1, 1893, the debt was $54,181.16; January 1, 1894, it was $49,801.16; amount pai*l during the year $4,290. To-morrow the memliers of the sodality will receive Holy Communion in a iKKly at the 7 o’clock Mass. The meeting will be held at 8 p. m. Next M’odnes*lny the ashes will be It la Contrary to the Law and May Entail Disagreeable Conaequenoes. **A man better have * live rattle* snake in bis pocket than a counterfeit dollar carried as a pocket piece,” eaid Inspector LaVrence of the treasury department, to a Minneapolis Journal man when talking about the carrying of coins or bills which one knows to be counterfeit “A great many men don’t know the danger they run in this thing,” he said. ••Suppose, for instance, that a man has a counterfeit dollar which he has had for years, one that he has picked up somewhere aud carries as a pocket piece. He goes into a store one day to get something or other and gets a lot of silver coin in change. He goes from the store say to a saloon, where ho buys a drink, or to some drug store to get something or oth'^r —it matters not where ho goes provided there is one of these “smart” young fellows behind the counter always ready to take somebody up on something or other. ‘•Paying for his purchase with on© of tho dollars, the man behind the bar, or tho counter, as tho case may bo, flings the dollar back with tho remark that it is counterfeit. The purchaser.somewhat abashed.and not liking the eyeing of tho crowd around, begins to make excuses to tho effect that he did not know that it was counterfeit, and so on, and tho clerk, who is anxious to make a record as a counterfeit detective, suddenly calls in the poli»*e and the man is arrested and searched. On his person is found tho other counterfeit dollar, and tho possession of two is prima facie evidence that he intended to pass both of them, and that man hasn’t got enough friends in the world to keep him out of tho penitentiary. True, It looks hard, but the man had no business carrying around a counterfeit coin for a pocketpiece or any other reason. It is a plain violation of the law to carry counterfeit money about you, something which many people do not realize. “Suppose i happen to know that aman, a cashier in one of the well-known banks of Minneapolis or St. Paul for instance, has a $'20 bill in his possession. I go into that bank and 1 call him by name and ask him for that bill He says ho hasn’t got it. ‘But.’ I rejoin, ‘you did have such a bill yesterday in your possession, for 1 have the testimony of two reputable men that they saw you show it around to somo partioa Now 1 want that bill; you have no business with it ’ He demurs and makes various excuses and does not give me any satisfaction. What do you suppose I do? I go out and get a search warrant and I go through every dollar in that bank, dollar by dollar, or bill by bill, until 1 find that counterfeit $2 ) bill, and then I confiscate it There used to be no law against this sort of thing, but there is one now, and the public generally ought to know tho facts in the case. And formerly it was not an offense to make the dies which are used in counterfeiting—anybody could make them and anybody could have them in their possession so long as they wore not used, but that has all been changed now.” As Early as the Desrlunlngr of t?*e Last Century an EnsrlUh Operatic Vocalist Commanded SlOO Per Nlfflit—In 1775 a Soprano Got S500. And He Continued to Wear the Hat. There is a man in Boston who is far beyond the financial condition denominated “well-to-do,” but ho has a great fon Iness for an old soft hat, and at his summer resort insists upon wearing one. A certain young lady undertook tho liberty of taking exception to this head-goar, and asked him why he wore it Mr. A— looked at her reproachfully. “I dress as well as 1 can afford to,” he answered. The young lady did not know his real financial status, and was conscience-stricken. But in a week or so she found it out, and determined to be avenged. Her opportunity came after their return to town. Mr. A— was to be her escort to some function, and when she came trailing down the stairway in a most fetching evening-gown, he made' some remark that gave her the long-desired opening. There was a touch of triumph, mingled with reproach, in her tone, as she answered:    “1. dress as well as I can afford ta” But, the triumph was of short duration, for Mr. A— only answered softly: ••Yes, you bet you da”—Argonaut. Silence Is Olodcn. There was an English lady who saw much of the late Professor Jow-ett. She was often his hostess. Intellectually they had not, perhaps, many points of contact, but each was sympathetic to the other. A friend once remarked to her how often one came into the room and found them both silent “Oh, yes,” answered she, “nobody Is so interesting as Jowett when he is silent” It was said with entire sincerity.—Argonaut  _ A large elephant had to be killed in Stuttgart on account of his temper. A single bullet from a small bore rifle delivered in his forehead dropped him dead. The philosopher’s stone — that dream of old alchemists—takes many forms nowadays, but none more beautiful than that of the voice of the great singer—a truly potent spell to open up the gold mines of the earth! The amounts that have been paid to the famous sopranos, tenors, contraltos and kasses tha thave appeared from time to time above the musical horizon sound well-nigh fabulous, says Chamber’s Journal, and not a little interesting to consider. To go back to the early days of tho last century, and to the early days of the Italian opera in this country,Mrs. Catharine Tofts, its first lady interpreter in England, claimed high salaries at the theater in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. She drew considerably over $3,000 for a season, and at one time she was singing for $100 a night—high terms in 1708. At the same theater, twenty-six years later, the great singer, Fari-nelli, during the three years ho spent in I..ondon, though his salary was but $7,600 a season, earned at least $'25,000 yearly; for at but one of his numerous appearances at court the prince of Wales gave him “a fine wrought gold snuff-box, richly set with diamonds and rubies, in which was inclosed a pair of diamond knee buckles, as also a purse of 10 ) guineas.” ,Later in life be accepted an engagement at tho court of Spain at a salary of 60,000 francs, $10,000 per annum. Two years after Farinelli had left London, tho other great singer of the time, appeared at tho King’s theater, but did not fulfill the expectations ho had raised, though at Venice he received $1,940 and a benefit of $1,675 for a season of three months—higher terms than had previously been paid to any singer. That phenomenal soprano, Agujari, was in 1776 paid $500 a night for two songs at the London Pantheon concerts—an immense salary in those days. About thirty years later Cat-alaai was receiving Eome $15,000 for the season in Portugal; and in 1805 she came to London for a promise of $10,000 for tho season from September 15 to August, 1807, with a further sum of $500 to defray tho cost of her journey to London, and one benefit night free of expensa As a fact, however, she drew from the King’s theater in the Haymarket $25,()00, including benefits; and her total profits in 1807, with concerts and provincial tours, were $83,500. She once received $1,0 >0 for singing “God Save tho King” and “Britannia;” and for her services at one festival she was paid $10,000. Her charities, however, were innumerable, and it is estimated that she earned at least $400,000 at concerts for such purposes alone. As an instance of her reckless extravagance it is stated that the cost of beer for her servants for a single year amounted to $515. Malibran was engaged by Mr. Alfred Bunn for nineteen nights at $626 per night, payable in advance! Singing at Drury Lane in English opera in 1833, she received $16,000 for forty representations, with two benefits, which produced not less than $10,000. Two years later at the opera in London, she drew $10,875 for twenty-four appearances. Such sums were paid to her at tho English provincial festivals as had never before been heard of; and at La Scala she received nearly $90,000 for 185 performances In 1838 Mario was offered $300 a month for his first ‘ appearance, though this was of^ course largely the result of his romantic history. Alboni’s salary at Covent Garden in 1847 was raised from $2,500 to $10,000 the day after her first appearance, siDgiug as she was against Jenny Lind at the opposition housa Son-tag was paid $30,000 for a season of six months at Her Majesty’s theater in 1849. Rubini, who began his career at 13 years of age by singing, for five francs, an air in a new drama by Lambeti.made immense sums laier in life, realizing $10,000 at one concert in St Petersburg. Unlike Mario and Mara, who both died in comparative poverty, Rubini saved large sums and left behind him one of the largest fortunes ever amassed on the operatic stage. Jenny Lind was naturally paid enormous sums in the course of her triumphant career. During a tour of two years through the states, commenced in 1850, she made $1^,000, gaining a husband as well. These pecuniary traditions are adequately preserved by at least two present day singers, to whom a hundred pound or two for a concert la an ordinary sum—Mma Patti and Mme. Albani It is current knowlr ‘go that the usual terms of the foL are $4,000 for a concert in Lon*ion and' $2,000 in the provinces. Mme. Patti lately refused an offer of a tour 1&. Brazil at the remuneration of $6,000-a night. Before leaving the subject of sinjp-ers’ salaries, it were curious to mention the remuneration received soi years ago by Mile. Zelie, of the th< ter Lyrique, at Paris, while Binging at a concert in the Society islands» in the course of a tour around the world. She was to sing an air from “Norma” and a few other songs, andl bargained for a third of the receipt». She found that her share consisted-i of three pigs, twenty-three tur« keys,forty-four chickens, 6,000 coeon-nuts, and a considerable quantity ot bananas, lemons and oranges. EXPERIENCE OF A DIVER. V" ▲ Suocesslon of Fits of Fear and Hop» on His First Assay in Armor. The great brass breastplate wa» put on my shoulders, and the upper folds of tho India rubber collar wer* drawn through it and screwed up^ with small screws to make a watertight joint The helmet, with th» bulls-eye glass in front unscrewedw-was then put upon the breast-plato, given an eighth of a turn and secured-I stood up in full diver’s dress, lacking only the bulls-eye to shut me off completely from the air which is life. He who held the glass then put it ia its place and gave it a turn, screwing it tight I was completely boxed up, and as well as my heavy boots would allow mo I stopped on the ladder, pnd the heavy weights on my chest and baclc were adjusted. The life-line looped round my waist was brought up in from of my body and caught agaiv at my helmet, and I had also my waist belt with my knife at my left ; hand side. The moment had come for me to descend the short ladder», and then the single rope which led to the sand down oelow the North. Sea. Now, you wonder what I felt like as I descended the ladder gradually-I will try and tell you. 1 felt like a man who, after having started on a rash and hazardous exploit, must carry it out to the bitter end. lalso felt a great difficulty in breathing, and remembering the advice given to mo. I' stopped when I had descended a few-feet and came up a stepC coughing freely to clear my lungs. The result was good for I couldi breathe freer, an«i thus encouraged I descended again, and clutching the-rope at the end of the ladder I elid down it and was on the sand imthe* very bottom. Then an overwhelia-ing sense of inability to help myseli and of fear came on me, and I stoodi for some moments helpless as a child-This silly fear soon passed, and I attempted to walk, but with the most ridiculous results, for I rolled about like an intoxicated man and could not keep my balance, do what X would This was so marked, and I found •all progress so difficult, that I spoke up the tube and asked what I should do, says a writer in Chums. They told mo to turn the cock on my right hand and t»> let somo of the air ia the helmet escape 1 did so and with immediate and happy results, for 1 regained my balance, and. despite the eighty pounds of lead on my shoulders anl thirty pounds on my boots, I could walk freely and easily.. Ready to Win It. Wandering on some land belonging to Earl Derby, a collier ohaneed to meet the owner of Know&ley face to face, says an English journaL Hie lordship asked the collier if he know he was walking on his land. “Thy land.^ Well, I’ve got no land mysel*,** was the reply, “and I’m like to walk on somebody’s. Wheer did tha’ get it fra’?” “Oh,” exclaimed his lordship, “I g^t it from my ancestors.** “An’ wheer did they, get it fro*?** queried the collier. “They got it from their ancestors,” was the reply. “And wheer did their ancestors get it fro’?” “They fought for it.** “Well, begad,” said the collioF» squaring up to tho noble earl, “I’ll-feight thee for it!” Family Relations. Mrs. Nuwed—Henry, that new cook of ours is some relation to the one we just discharged. Mr. Nuwed—Great Caesar! How do you know? Mrs. Nuwed—Well, the policemaa on this block is - her cousin, too!—— Harper’s Bazar. Fleasant Politeness. Fond Mother—And so • gave up your seat to a young lady in the street car. That was very politeu Did you have to stand up the whole way? Little Boy—Oh, no; I didn’t hare to stand up at alL I climbed up in> her lap. Well-Planned. Miss Capron—I’d like to h ave yom do me up an empty five-pound box. Put this gentleman’s card in it an^ send it te me to-night at 9 o’clock. I’want to make Mr. Long jealous.— Truth. His Honor Corrected. Judge—Do you mean to tell me you haven’t been drunk since July? Prisoner—Have been, your honorf^. have been is what I said. .y; -^1/'

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