American Catholic Tribune (Newspaper) - March 4, 1887, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Friday, March 4, 1887.
Hon. Jno. L. Waller has accepted a position on the editorial staff of the Oate City Press.
Mr. Jas. M. Trotter, formerly of Ohio, but now of Massachusetts, was appointed by Mr. Cleveland Recorder of Deeds in place ol Matthews.
Are there not enough people in Cincinnati to get up a meeting to express a sentiment on the passage of the Ely-Arnett bill ? It is a law and it will be enforced. Those who do not feel like shouting over its passage should at least bow gracefully to the inevitable.
If there is one thing more than another needed on the part of non-progressive colored men it is that they should know that inteligcnt people do not all belong to any one religous denomination. Blind prejudice must give way before advancing thought and cultivation.
The committee appointed to get up a demonstration in honor of the Arnet bill in Cincinnati seem disposed to let the matter die where it is. Ten \"eiirs' hence these same men will refer with pride to the time when they were appointed to perform this worthy dut^’, but will they remember with as much •atiefaction the views they now seem to hold ?
There is an awakening among some people to the fact that the Catholic Church is not only a warm and true friend to the Colored, people but is absolutely impartial in recognizing them as the equals of all and any of the other nations and races of men before her altars. Whether prie-t or laymen they are equals, all within the fold.
It would be but natural to see them flocking in thousands to her on these grounds as well as on the grounds of eternal truth and right. It is sheer nonsense for anyone to-try to show that the grow.ug intelligence of the race is not ye:^ broad enough to understand and appreciate the justice and fairness of the mother church.
Aside from publishing a newspaper devoted t^) truth and right it is the aim of the Tribune to establish a school of printing for colored boys and girls. This, in fact, we have already done; but as the amount at our disposal does not warrant it, wo are yet unable to take many apprentices.
We hope, however, to be able in tHe near future to increase the number.
We have received substantial aid from all parts of the Ü. S. and from portions of Canada. Cincinnati has not been behind in rendering material assistance. Our subscription list is increasing daily. The merchants appreciating our largo local circulation, are taking advantage of our columns as an advertising medium.
We therefore feel confident that the people generally appreciate the efforts we are making to better the * condition of the race.
We ask a continuance of these l kindly’ feelings* and actions toward , us, that we may be able while send- j ing out a first class newspaper lo do j something toward bringing the ' truth home to the race as well as ' teaching our young folks the art preservative.
Sprinofield, O., Feb. 28.—The ! great demonstration in honor of the j repeal by’ the Ohio Legislature of the ‘‘Black Itiws,’’ the last remain- ; ing vestige of legislation against me j
oelored ««ee, will live in the history
of this city as one of the most remarkable demonstrations within the memory of its inhabitants. The place of meeting was well chosen. It was hold in the Springfield wigwam, whose halls echoed the cheers of three thousand people. The audience including the most prominent colored citizens of this city^, and also a large number of white citizens, who came to rejoice with the colored citizens at the stand taken for universal lib-ty by Ohio. A friend of the colored race could have found much cause for exultation in the intelligent and respectable appearance of the audience present.
When the cadet band played the opening notes of a march, the stage was crowded by a notable gathering of local and visiting statesmen and friends of the cause which had at last triumphed. In front sat the venerable Rev. Poindexter, of Columbus, with his silver locks. Next to him was seated Representative
B. W. Arnett, the author of the bill repealing the “black laws.” Ho was happy as a schoolboy’, and his handsome features glowed with intelligence and good nature. Then came Editor Clifton M. Nichols, editor of the Springfield Republic^ who has during a long career fought the battles of the colored people in his paper unswervingly’; Senator Ely, of Cleveland, whoso entrance was greeted with enthusiastic applause ; Senator Pringle and Representative Rawlins, of Springfield ; General A. S. Bushnell, ex Speaker Kiefer, Daniel A. Rudd, Editor of the A.MER1CAN Catholic Tribune; H. C. Smith, editor of the Cleveland Gazette^ the colored organ of Northern Ohio ; Prof. Scarborough, of Wilberforco UnivcT.'^ity ; Rev. Wilton Boone, J. F. McGrew, James Buford, W. S. Newberry, Hon. J. K. Mower and many’ others.
Rev. Wilton R. Boone, the talented clergy’men, formerly’of Cincinnati, presided as chairman in a graceful manner.
After an earnest prayer had been offered by Rev. Poindexter, Rev. Warren was introduced and spoke of the great victory which had just been accomplished in behalf of right and truth. General Kiefer was next.
Senator Ely’, of Cleveland, Wi«* enthusiastically’ welcomed as a friend by the colored people present. He described the scene In Senate chamber after the passage of the bill, and told how’ James Buford, a Springfield colored man, had forgotten time and place, thrown off his coat and shouted for joy.
The opening of his spee.ch, in which he addressed his audience as “freemen indeed by the grace of the Republican party’” called forth great applause. He stated that the influ-uonce of Senator John Sherman has be«n constantly’ in favor of this bill, and his statement that John Sherman w’ill be the next President of the United States fairly’ brought down the house.
Short speeches wore made by’ Rev. Jas. Poindexter, J. McGrew, Senator T. J. Pringle, General Bushnell, H. C. Smith, Hon, Geo.
C. Rawlins, Prof. Scarborough, J. K. Mower, Esq. and others-
After the speeches a handsome chocolate set w’as presented to Rev-W. H. Warren, as a testimonial from, the colored citizens of Springfield, in recognition of his noble efforts in their behalf
The following letters of regrets were received by the committee.
FROM THE GOVERNOR.
My engagements and duties here are such as to make it impossible for me to accept your kind invitation to attend your meeting this evening. Be assured, how-aever, that I wish you a successful and enjoyable occasion,
J, B. Foraker.
GENERAL KENNEDY’S REGRETS.
The marriage of my partner, Jos. W. Stein, which 1 and my wife desire and expect to attend, to take place this M. nday evening at Quincy, and it cannot be arranged otherwise, will prevent my attend-anoe in the celebration of the colored people at Springfield to-night. I cannot permit the opportunity to pa>s by without saying that 1 fully indorse and sympathize with the measure looking for the repeal of the objectionable laws upon the statute b<wk, and join with the people of that race in the sense of gratification upon the repeal of such laws as would seem to be a relict upon the days of slavery.
Rob’t. p. Kennedy.
FROM COL. HARLAN.
‘Cincinnati, ‘Feb. 27, 1887. “C. II. Butler, W. H, Vivian, J. W. Fletclicr, Commitee :
Gentlemen—Your kind invitation tobe present at a meeting to be held in Springfield Monday night has been received.
“I regret that owing to engagements already existing I shall be prevented from meeting with y’ou on this auspicious occasion. It is our jubilee. Though lon'g delay’ed it came with such power that the Legislature was almost unanimous. In the Senate, of course, the Republicans voted for the repeal, w’hile only’ seven monuments of prejudice stood out against it. We may well congratulate ourselves that our lot has been cast in a State, and among a people who, instead of the bloody hand which has been extended over our suffering brethren in Texas, have thus tendered to us the protection of free and equal citizens by removing from the statute book of oiir State the last vestige of the “Black Laws.”
“Lot us by our lives and actions prove that this measure has been worthily bestowed. Gentlemen I am yours truly,
It AVHS approaching midnight when the committee, with about fifty invited guests arrived at the St. James Hotel, where a sumptuous banquet was spread. The dining r<Bim w'as tastefully’ arranged, a large flag draping the ball above the
toast-master’s bead, and small flags decorating each of the windows. The menu consisted of prandials both substantial and palatable. A long table was arranged the entire length of the dining room, almost filled. General Kiefer acted as toastmaster of the occasion, and introduced each speaker in befitting language. No persons were previ-iously selected to respond to toasts, the master selected at random from the nnmbor of those who had not spoken at the wigwam. General Kiefer said that some of the brightest and best speakers yet remained, and subsequent developments verified his statement. The list of speakers was preceded and supplemented by chorous of singers, who rendered such songs as “John Brow-n’s Body” and “Marching Through Georgia.” Those who re-ponded to toasts were Rev. Gaz away, of Indian^olis ; J. 8. Miles, James Buford, H. H. Thompson, of Indianapolis; Mayor Goodwin, Dan.
A. Rudd, of the Catholic Tribune ; Rev. Geo. W. Zeigler of the Wiley Chapel ; W. M. Rockwell, Ü. P. Ross, of North Street A. M. Church ; R. F. Hayward, Mr. Brooks, of frontons John Mitchell, of Yellow Spring; and C. H Butler. About 2 o’clock the festivities of the jolification were brought to a closeMISGELUNEOUS SGISSORINGS.
The Ohio Legisliiture Wednesday passed a bill repealing the black laws and the statutes providing for separate schools for colored children.—Peoples Advocate.
The Legislature of Ohio has wiped out the last of its black laws, and other States will in duo time follow. It is only a matter of time and intellegence.—Ohicago Qonservator.
Miss Cora Turner, an accomplished young lady of Cincinnati, has entered the journalistic and typographical field, on the stafiTof the American Catholic Tribune. We cheerfully extend our —Indian
She can clip this If with our approval. Detroit Plaindealer.
This case is without =, as no other young colored lady holds a like position on a Catholic newspaper.
Sharpness, bitterness sarcasm, acute observation, divination of motives—all these thing.** disappear when a man is earnesstly conforming himself to tlu image of Jesus Christ.—The Working Oirls' Advocate.
The w'ord “ white ” was stricken from the laws of Ohio by the I^cgislatnrc at Columbus Wednesday. The passage of the bill leaves no re.striction whatever between whitc.s ami hlat'ks in tlie marriage relation or in the attendance of colored pupils at the public .schools. 'J'hc galleries of the Senate were tilled with colored people and much excitement prevailed.—St. Louis Advance.
Industrial education in the South wa^ nevermore earnestly and ably advocated than it is now. A collegiate education will not teach the great mass of illiterates how to handle tocds or earn their bread.—Plaindealer.
We hope for Selika a brilliant tour in her going-s she well deserves it: and nocolorefl man or woman should fail to hear this bright Ameriean Ivric star wlMUiever opportunity presents Itself. —Boston Advocate.
There are eight million piano-players in this countr}'. We have much to he thankful for, it might he ten million or even more.—Danville Breeze.
There are now 16,Odd colored teachers in the United States; 1,0(H),Odd pupils in tha Stmthern States alone, 16,Odd in tlie male and female high schools, and 3,dOd, tKM) worshippers in tin* churches. There are 60 normal .-«chools, 50 colleges ami universitie.s and 25 theological seminaries. (’olored peojde ¡lav taxes on from |150,(K)d,(MK) to |2(K),(MKr,(MM) worth of propcrt}’.—St. Louis Advance.
Bishop Curtis, of Delaware, has issued a flecree forliidding the giving by Catholic parishes in his diocese of baií.-with the intention of raising money foi religious purposes, or the holding ol picnics, fairs, excursions or entertainments oí any kind for the lu-nefit of anything religious or charitahle, without his approval or consent. 'I'his is an excellent move on the part of the worthy prelate —Toledo Blade.
A IC&nnal Trainisg School Established. Mon:imezital dnards—Sketch of the Famous Company. Brilliant Social Affairs.
An old physician, retired from practice, having had placeil in Ids hands by an Eiust India mi.ssionary the formula oí a simple vegetable remedy for the speedy and permanent cure of (’onsumptiou, Bionchitia, Catarrh, Asthma and all throat and Lung aff«*ctioiis, also a positivo and radical cure for Nervous Debility and all Nervous Complaints, alter liaving tested its wonderful curative* IMiwersin thousands of cases, has felt.it his duty to make it known to his suffJr-iiig fellows. Actuated by this motiv»* and a desire to relieve human sufleruig, I will send free of charge to all who • lesire it, this recipe, in German, Froncli or English, with full directions for oreparing and using. Sent by mail i»y addressing with stamp, naming this paper, W. A. Noyes, 149 Power's Blocks liocheeiert N. Y.
—A pompous and opinionated man, when di.scussing a certain matter with a lady, exclaimed : “I know I am right,
madame. I am perfectly sure that I am. I will bet my ears on it, madame.” “Do you think it right to carry betting to such extreme lengths ? “ quietly wsponded the lady.—AT. Y. Ledger.
—“1 suppose,” said Dumley, afterh« had registered, to the hotel clerk, “that Avhen a guest has no baggage his personal appearance lias more or less to do in making him pay in advance.” “Oh, yes,” replied the clerk. “In this business we soon learn to size a mail u]). Will \oii have your trunk sent to your room, Mr.—er—Dumley?” “No, I haven’t any baggage. I only expect to be in town a day or so.” “Four dollars, please.”—N. Y. Sun.
—Little Johnny, to guest at dinner —“Mr. Hoskins, Urn glad you’ve staid to dinner with us to-day.” Mr. Hoskins—“Thank you Johnny. Why are you glad?” Johnny—“I heard mamma tell the cook two hours ago that there wasn’t any signs of your going, and she might as well oj^en a jar of pro-servc.s. If you hadn’t staid we wouldn’t have had any preserves, I expect— why, mamma, what arc you punching ni<* that way for >Nuhyour kneef”-r Chicago Tributic^
Baltimore, Md., Feb., 28.—The Union Mechanical and Industrial School Board has issued the following circular to the public : Seeing the necessity of our girls and boys after leaving the public shools to have s :>me trade or business to work at to obtain obtain an honest living, have organized an Industrial School to teach them the technical branches of trades or calling. Therefore we appeal to the philanthrophic to assist us in this laudable object. This school will be non-denominational. It is hoped that all will subscribe according fo their ability. The Board is composed of a president, first and second vice president, secretary, treasurer and an executive board of sixteen.
Last Tuesday was celebrated by the Monumental City Guards, M. N. G it being tlieir fifth anniversary. They were organized November 13, 1881, mn.stered into the service of tlie State Feb. 20, 1882 and made their first appearance with arms under command of Cap. 1’. Lewis Feb., 22, 1882. Sept. 12, ’82 tliey appeared in a parade with six-tj‘ five men fully uniformed, armed and ofiicei‘€*d under the command of Cap. Llo3’d Young. Since tiie organization of the command it has lost five meml>era by deatli and now lias a membership of sixty-one The company lias had three captains. The property of the comjiany amounts to $3,175,50. Tlie company wa.s mustered into service May 6, 1886 for three years under the new law ajiproved April 1, ’86. Tlieir armory is on Mulberry street near Howard. The following companies participateil in the parade on the company’s anniversary : 'I'lie Baltimore Kifies under command of Capt. Geo W. Matthews thirty men, uniform being na\’3’ bine, coats ami pants trimmed yi'ith buff, gray overcoats and Sliakos. Tlie Grant Memmorial (Juards under command of Cap. Jas. \V. Flint, twenty five men uniformed in navy bine coats trimiiu*d with red ami gob! lace, ker-se>’ blue punts with rod stripe, and helmets. 'I'lie Baltimore C’lty Guards under tlie command of Cap. Jas. Keid twenty-live men uniformed in navy blue trimmed in white, blue overcoats and sliakos. 'I’lie Monumentals were under command of C’ap. Wm. Spencer with forty five men uniformed in blue coats, kersey blue iiants trimmed with white, bine overcoats and shakos. 'I'lie parade was headed b^’ the Lincoln l*ost ilrum corps, tweiitj'-oue drum.s and two trumpeters. I'he line was lbrm**d on .Mulberry street the right resting on Howard and moved over a cin utious route to the City Hall ami was revieweil bj' the mayor; then through the principal streets to Miil-bi'irv where the parade was dismissed. The companies marclieil well and made a favorable impn*ssiou ami took the credit from the 5tli Kegimeiit (white) wliii-h was jiarading on account of Washington’s birthday. Had thej’ known the colored militia were going to jiarade they would have stayed in, as tliev know of the ability of the colored militia to exeel them.
The choir of St. Francis Xavier Church assisted by some of Baltimore’s best talent rendered the follow ing programme at the concert last Tue.sday night:
Opening Chorus Gloria,............Choir.
Solo, “My Love is Coiiie’’.W, S. Butler. .Solo, “Magnetic Waltz’’>kD=‘ Hagau .Solo, “Write Loving Woi-tU to Mother’
Solo, “Birds in Dreamland Sleep”......
Miss Ella Bowen. Duett, “Hope Beyoml .....................
Messrs W. E. Butler, W. W. Smith. Solo, “Take Back the Heart”Miss Gibbs
Solo, “() would I were a Star”............
M iss 11. Brawiier.
Duet, “Cup of Woe”...........................
Miss A. Benjamin, X. Tiirnstill.
Chorus, “Darn ing o'er the Waves.” Solo, “White Wings”.Miss A Johnson.
Solo. “La Estaj'”.........Miss E. Bowen.
Trio, “<> Itestless Sea” Miss Hagan,
Alessrs Turnstill ami Gibbs.
Solo, “CiUi Yon Love Another”.........
W. S. Owen.
Solo, “Wainting”...Miss A. Benjamin. Solo, “How' fair thou Art’..Jos. Kelly’. Duett, “Over the Hills and over the
Dales” Misses C. Hagau, E. Bowen.
Finale Chorus..............“Good Night”
I’he Refreshment Table wa.s in charge of Mrs. M. R Flint, Mi»s McCann, Miss L. Grooms, MissL. Bowen, Mi.ss L. Brow n. The reputation of the participants needs no comment. The concert was one of the most successful that has been rendered at St. Francis’. The effort put fortli by the vocalists and members of the choir gave satisfaction to all, .seven or eight hundred persons being present.
Last Monday evening the Misses Ed-monia and TiCttie Shields gave afa.shion-able reception to a number of invited geusts’at their residence, 222 West Biddle street. Tlie evening was spent by all present in an enjoyable manner. Among those present were Messrs Thos. Mohanimet, Jarvis Miller, of the Mikado Club, Messrs Wm. Jones, H. G. Brown, Dan’l Smith, W. Harris, of the Wcndesday Club, Mr. Chas Gibbs, H. Hutchins, C, Strange, Misses Marie Shields, Cornelia Strange, IJzzle Beard, Julia Johnson, Florence’Gasso-way, N, Hutchins, Loiiisia Davis, Florence Thompson, Mamie Fnller and a a host of others.
The banquet given by Sharp street Churcli Thursday night was one of the events of the season in the line of entertainments, fully 1200 persons being present. The toilets of the ladies were beyond description as silks, satins and velvets rtourished so that I could not attempt to de.scribe. The gentlemen wore evening dress. 'JThe carriages on Baltimore street reminded one of the late Charity Ball lieUl at tlie Aeadein of Music,
With regret I announce the death of Sister Eulalia of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, who died last Wednesday of Consumption at the convent, Chase street. She was burled last| Thursday at Bonnie Brae. She was 36 years old and spent 20 in the order. She was a Miss Mary Smith of Texas, Balto. County Md. . J. F. W,
Emanoipation Celebration at the Bethel. Large Gathering of Distingnished Uen. The Color Line.
New Y'ork, Feb. 28.—As usal the advent of the lenten season was greeted modestly bj’ many tired and rest-craven devotees of society’s social customs. Ash Wednesday’ was quietly, and if we may Judge by those who attended divine services on that day’, earnestly observed ; few of the communicants of the church of “St. Benedict the Moor” will ever forget the soul-full, tender and touching manner in w hich Father Burke admonished them in the services preceding Ash Wednesday and on that morn, to remember the duties and privileges incumbent upon them during this sigh-breathing penitential season. Tlie occasslon whs such as would cause one to realize very forcibly the beauty of this season, that the divines tell us w’as set apart that w’e might stay the restive feet and bid the restless, fever-i.sli ambition foi worldly honors and pleasures, ‘ be still ’ and permit the mind and heart to yield in subservience to tlie sw’eet holy influences that tell of a Savior’s love, suffering and sacrifice, and with perceptions alert, keenly inquiring in past offenses, our nature’s softened by pure hopes for tlie future, we thus prepare to weep as we recall the dark appalling crucifixion day, and smile tlirongh tears of gladness on the bright resurrection morn. So in the sw’eet fragrance of pale pure buds of hope we cheerfully’ emerge from the temple of true repentance as did the apostles of old, saying, “ truly it was a good thing to be there.”
A ma.**s meeting of citizens was held Tuesday evening at Bethel A. M. E. Cliurcli for tlie piirpo.>*e of exprcssiiis: the sympathetic interest with wliich tlie American people regard the recent course taken by Queen Christiana, in einanciputiiig the slaves, not only in Cuba but in otlicr Spanisli possessions. I'he Rev. W. B. Eerrick presiding, many able men spoke in plain convincing terms, not only the past mentally benighted condition of our people as a ra<‘e, regardless of birth place, but the present standing in this city and elsewhere. Quite a showing of Cubans w’ere interspersed through the audience all the sunlit island.s lying out in the sparkling foain-capped Caribean Sea, Were w'ell ie])resented. In the seats reserved for guests, on either side of the aisle was a pleasing arrqy’ of Masons and Odd Fellows, wearing the insignia of their order, a detachment of the G. A. R. was expected. As Dr Derrick bade them all w’elcome in very appro-piate w’ords assured them of the sympathy’ In the hearts of the citizens who had been instrumental in calling the ineeting and explained his “ idea ” for settling upon this day’— Wasliington’s birthday’, as being a very sea.'ionable time upon which to conduct tlie Emancipation Jubilee, for in truth emancipation from serfdom w.as our salvation, and the w’ay’s and means whicli liad been employed for that end,w’as lit-^erally tlie savior of onr people, and as the ilay was one upon wliieh Ameriean people generally’ speaking united in paying memorial tributes to the father of tlieir of eonntry were doing likewise
So well were his ^remarks received, that one Cuban unable to expre.ss his enthusiasm in onr language intelligbly, cried aloud, “ Viva Cuba, Viva Cuba!” After the clioir, under the direction of Mr. F. Savage, liad prettily rendered America’s proudest song or triumph. The Star Spangled Banner, Mr. W. H. Bonapart^ editor of the Boston Advocate was introduced as orator of the evening, he discoursed nearly an hour on the “ Results of Emancipation.” If Mr Bonaparte’s style of arrangement of argument is not gracefully poetical, it is certainly strictly in keeping with the needs and requirements of the present progressive age, to say nothing of the eleaness of ids language, the clearness of his reasonings nor the manly fasliion with wdiicli he seeks to cíeci-pher the difficult problem, to which all his energies for the time are given At the conclusion of his address Mr. Savage sang w’ith pleasing effect “ The Sw'cr J of Bunker Hill.” Mr. Chas. McKee as a representative of the G. A. R. made a few brief remarks, after which Rev. Mr. Derrick offered a series of resolutions, which w’cre heartily endorsed. Many learned and prominent men w’ere present among whom were Bishop J. M. Brown, of the A. M. E. Church, Prof. Freeman of the Liberia College, Africa, Prof. Josephs of Jlaleigh, N. C., Dr. Floyd of St. .John’s, Prof. Hartly of Trinidad, Rev. T. B. Reid of Jamaica and Thos. Cay ton, traveling agent Hampton Agricultural School. Just before the meeting was dismissed a poem written especially for the occassion, was read by a lady’’ who had spent twenty years in Hayti engaged in missionary w'ork.
Mr. Wiltshire Payne who W’as refused admittance to the Young Men’s Institute on account of his color, a short while ago, has been admitted to the Christian Association, that, Mr. Derrick asserts is the result of agitation.
Mt. Olivet Church fair culminated Tuesday evening whether the proceeds warrant the affair being called a financial success as yet is not known.
The recent bringing to light of the secret organization existing among the messengers employed by the W. U. Telegraph Co., proves beyond doubt that
strikes and boycots are not yet to be mentioned as things of the past.
Mayor Hewitt’s “ suppressed letters ” has caused considerable comment. It was given to the public doubtless much to the consternation of Mr. Lee, president of the Young Men’s Democratic Club, who reported it mislaid evidently because Gov. Hill did not wish to have it read In his presence, unfortunately for Mr. Lee and others who had a hand in destroying the letter, Mayor HeWltt W’as enabled to re-produce the letter through the agency’ of his stenographer who had not desroyed the notes. Judg-ing from a non-partisan view, the letter exhibited a strong manly subservience, to a thoroughly matter of fact, straight forward principle, which is to be admired wherever found.
It is rumored among Dr. McGlynn.s friends that the day is not far off when the learned divine will be reinstated.
Victoria Earle.A FEW SYLLOGISMS ON FAITH.
“ Without faith it is impossible to please God ” (Ileb. XI. 6) but without an Infallible Authority w’e cannot have faith; therefore without an infallible authority w'e cannot please God. Now the Catholic Church alone is infallible and therefore without the Catholic Church it is impossible to plea.se God in matters of faith.
“ He that believeth not ihall be con demned?” (Mark XVI. 16) but w’e cannot have belief (or, what is the iiarae-Ji-vine faith) without absolute certainly: and the Catholic Church alone can make us absolutely certain in matters of belief; therefore if w’e wish to evade condemnation we must believe w’hat the Catholic Church teaches. He w ho believes what the Catholic Church teaches hears what Christ teaches, for Christ made the Church his mouthpiece when he said: “ Go unto the whole world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved ; but he that believeth not shall be condemned. * * But they going forth preached everywhere the Lord cooperating with him and confirming the word with signs that followed ” (Mark 16). Again we find that Chri.st identifies the teaching Churcli w itli lliinself: “ He that hear-eth you hearetli Me, and he that despis-eth you despiseth y’ou despiseth Me, and lie that depiseth Me despiseth Him that sent Me ” (Luke 10).
It is clear from these texts that the faithful must rest their belief in the infallible authority of the Church w'hich is the same as the Infallible authority’ of God. There is no difference. Our Lord gave His Divine mi.ssion and infallible authority to His apostles and their successors and St. Paul who was not converted till after Christ’s resurrection is a proof to this—“ We give thanks to God ” he w rites, (1 Thes. II. 13) that wlien you had received of us tlie word of the hearing of God, you received it not as the w ord of man but as it is indeed tlio word of God. 'I'he lay po.pple, therefore heard and received the w’ord of God from the Apostles with the same respect as if it came from the lips of our Blessed Lord. In the same Epistle (IV Qhap) the Apostle writes : He that de-pisetli tliese things, despisetli not man but Goii, wlio also hath given His Holy’ Spirit to us;'' And in his Ep to Hebrews (12 Chap.) “ Reipeinber y’our prelates who have ^lokeii the word of God to you, whose faith follow.”
B. M. O Boylan. *
CORNINO, O.THE FINGER OF GOO.
A strange story comes from Union County, Arkansas, but it is as true as it it strange, to wit: That three young men
were sitting on their horses in the road, discussing the probabilities of rain from a cloud which just then was raising in the west. The youngest of the gro ip, named John Freeman, referred to the drought, and said that a God who would allow his people to sufter thus, couldn’t amount to much As he was speaking this, the
boys were encircled with lightning, and the speaker stunned severely, though his companions were unscratched. Recovering, ho renewed the subject, bitterly reviling the Supreme Power. Instantly a bolt of lightning flashed from a cloud overhead, and the young man fell dead in his tracks. Nearly every bone in bis body was mashed to a jelly, while his boots were torn from his feet, and the clothing from his lower extremities, 'fhe body presented a horrible appearance, being a blackened and mangled mass of humanity. His companions were stunned and thrown on the ground, but not seriously injured. The funeral of the unfortunate young man occurred the next day, and attracted a large crowd, the larger portion of whom were attracted thither by the rumor of the strange events proceeding the death of deceased When the body wa= deposited in the grave, and the loose earth had been thrown in until the aperture was filled, and while the friends of the dead man yet lingered in the cemetery, a bolt of lightning descended from a cloud directly above the l^urial place, and struck the grave, throwing the dirt as if a plow had passed lengthwise through it. No one was injured, but those present scattered, almost paralyzed with terror. The incident is exciting a great deal of attention, ministers and religious people generally holding that the young man was the victim of the wrath of an offended God—St. Louis Republican.
John H. Anderson, chairman of the jolification meeting last Thursday night in Urbana over the Arnett bill, said: “I am
proud to-night that I am enjoying all the privileges of a free man of Ohio; I am proud to-night that 1 am entitled to all the privileges that any man enjoys. We are under obligations to such men as James Buford, of Springfield, who used his money and tune to bring about this result, and we rejoice with him that bis efforts have brought success.”
AbstrMt of B. I>«pln»as«’a EM»y B*»d to* Dairymen of Illinois. ^
Upon good milk depends the jJros-perity of the dairy farmer, and that of millions of auxiliaries. It is to bo taken for granted that the farm is adapted to the business, that the pasturage is good—that tame hay and other forage grows abundantly, and good cows have been secured. In spring and summer bountiful pasturage furnish material from which abundance of milk is made. In winter the animals are at the mercy of the farmer.
As he deals with them, so will the returns be profitable, indifferent or absolutely unprofitable. Gentle handling is at all times necessary. Between the secretive and the nervous systems there is such an intimate connection that all shocks ought to be avoided. .
Raise your own cows. Keep a milk record, and select heifers only from your best milkers. In breeding, grado rather than cross. Use a pure-bred bull of your chosen breed on your native cows. The *offspring will generally follow the prepotency of the bull. Adopt the best method of feeding with _ a view to keei^ the greate.st amount of stock on the same land. Soiling must of necessity become the common practice on land of high value. Land w orth more than twenty dollars per acre can not i>rofitably be used wholly for pasturing. The w’ords of Israel Boies were almost prophetic, when seven years ago, in addressing this association he foretold the abandonment of pasturing, and the adoption of a complete system of soiling. His dream was partially fulfilled before his death. Dairymen of to-day are advancing w’ith more rapid strides than anticipated. One of the essential problems in daii-ying is to maintain an even flow’ of good milk— to equalize irregularities of weather, flood and drouth, summer and w’inter, so that COW'S shall have about the sama quality and amount of food at all times, the same or nearly the same general temperature, and nearly the same flow of milk. A variety of food is necessary —fodder, ensilage, early cut hay, grain, etc. Winter dairying is now’ much discussed. Its profits depend upon the w armth. We quote from H. C. Adams, of Wisconsin: “In winter save feed by keeping the cow’S warm. Give them warm w'ater in the.barii.”
A dairyman w ants the fat in the milk and not in the cow’s ribs. Weed out the COW’S that put the feed upon their ribs rather than into the pail. Never mind their looks, “Handsome is that handsome does.”
Every thing about the dairy should be brought dow n to rule. No rule of thumb, but w’eights and measures. A man who does not w’cigh and measure every’ thing about a dairy can not tell W’hat he is doing. It costs more to make milk from old eow's than from young ones having the same milk producing capacity. The period of profitable milking varies somew’hat, but as a rule the best yield does not extend beyond the tenth year. When pasturage is short give the eoyvs extra feed. When they once shrink, they do not come back again to their milk-—Prairie ^ Farmer.
SHELTER THE STOCK.
Acts of Inhumanity Committed by Many Good, Hut Thoughtless Men.
Few’ realize how common is the practice of w’iiitcring farm animals outdoors unprotected from stoi’ms, piercing winds or intense cold, nor how intense is the suffering of stock so exposed. Many a man who belongs to the ehureh, makes^long and loud prayers and thinks himself very good and sure of eternal happiness, w’hen he knocks at Heaven’s »gate may find his way barred w’itli the skeletons of the poor brutes whieli suffei'od or perished through his neglect. Besides the in-
humanity of this practice, its cost in dollars and cents to the farmers of this country would astonish them could they be brought to see how vast the sum thus worse than thrown away. On most farms where the stock so treated comes out of the w’iii-ter “spring poor” and much of it fails to come through at all, and the ow’ner complains of “bad luck” and “hard times,” the food consumed is siiflieient were warm barns provided to maintain evei’y animal in fine condition and at a profit. No food is so efficient for keeping up bodily heat or will do it so cheaply as w’arm quarters, with walls wind and frost tight. Cold kept outside, food will be sav’cd inside, and the animals, spared suffering, will render a paying retui’ii for w’hat is eaten. When we attempt to keep stock W’arm by extra food the ration must be repeated every day, but warm stables once provided last many years and pay many times over for the" one outlay. Animals were placed helplessly in man’s keeping and he should see that they are well taken care of, and it will pay him to do it, even if obliged to sell one-half to provide means to build good quarters for the other half.—J. S. Woodward, in N. Y. Tribune.
Workers in Petroleum Wells.
Dr. Bielczy’k publishes in a Polish medical journal the result of his experiences among the workers in petroleum wells. Very violent mental symptoms are produeedriiy acute poisoning by the gaseous exhalations existing in the shafts of the wells, amount-, ing to delirium of a maniacal character. These, however, always quickly cease when the patient is brought up to the earth’s sui-face. Speaking generally, ^ the mortality among the workmen is not particularly high; they seem to be remarkably free from diseases of the respiratory organs, both of an inflammatory and a tubercular character, and also from infectious diseases.— Science.
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—Here is a marriage notice from a Quebec newspaper, which is a curiosity in its way: “D’Entremont—D’Entre-mont—At St. Peter’s Church, West Pubnico, Dec. 24, by Rev. William M’Leod, Denis D’Eiitremont, the eleventh child of Dominique D’Entremont, to Sarah J. D’Entremont, also the elev-' enth child of Francois J. ^D’Entr^ mont.”
—A South End dentist in Boston had to pay f 150 for pvRing the wroug tooth.