Unroll Erin's flty ! 11l a:; its fold* to tbo bret-zo!
Let it float o’er the land, let it fla*h o’er the was ;
Tift it out of the. dust- let it wave as of yore.
When its chiefs with tneir clans stood around it end
Tliat never !—no 1— lie-. or, wkilo (iod gave them life,
And they had an arui and a sword for the strife,
That never! — no!— never, that Banner would yield
As long as the heart of a Celt was its shield ;
WMI.- the hand of a Colt had a weapon to wield.
And his Lvst drop of blood w its unshed on the field.
Lift it up 1 wave it high!—'tin as blight as of old 1
Not a stain on its Green, rot a blot on its Gold,
Though tho woes and the wrongs of three hundred
Have drenched Lriu’s tiunburst with blood »r.d with
Though the clouds of oppression enshroud it in gloom
And around it the thunders of Tyranny booru.
Look aloft! look aloft! lo! the clouds drifting by,
There’s a gleam through the gloom, there’s a light iu
’Tis the Sunburst resplendent—far, flashing on high !
Erin's dark night is waning, her day dawn is nigh!
Lift it up ! lift it up! the old Bann«r of Green 1
The blood of its sons has but brightened its sheen ;
What!—though the Tyrant has trampled it down,
Are its folds not emblazoned with deeds of renown ?
What ! —though for ages it droops in the dust,
Shall it droop thus forever?—no! no ’ God is just!
Take it up! take it up ! from the tyrant’s foul tread,
Let him tear the Green flag—we will snatch its last
And beneath it we’ll bleed a« our forefathers bled,
And w e’ll vow by the dust in tie* graves of oar dead.
Anti We’ll swear by the blood w hich the Briton Las
And we’ll vow by the wrecks which through Erin he
And we’ll swear by the thousands who, famished, unfed.
Died down in the ditches—wild-howling for bread.
And we’ll vow by our heroes, whose spirits have fled ;
And we'll swear by the bones in each coffinless bed,
That we’ll battle the Briton through danger and dread ;
That we’ll cling to the cause which we glory towed,
’Till the gleam of our steel and the shock of our lt ad
Shall prove to our foe that we meant what we said—
That we’ll lift up the Green, and we’ll tear down the
Lift up the Green flag ! oh ! it wants to go home ;
Full long has its lot boon to wander and roam :
It lias followed the fab- of its sons o’er the world,
But its folds, like their hopes, are not faded nor furled ;
Like a weary-winged bird, to the East and the Went.,
It has flitted and fled -but it never shall rest,
'Till, pluming its pinions, it sweeps o’er the main.
And speeds to the shores of its old home again.
WhercQlts fetterless folds, o’er each moiwaUun and plain,
Shall wave with a glory that never shall wane.
Take it np! take it np! bear it back from afar—
That Banner must blaze ’mid the lightnings of war ;
Lay your hands on its folds, lift your gaze to the sky.
And swear that you’ll boar it triumphant or die,
And shout to the clans, scattered far o’er the earth.
To join in the march to tin. land of their birth ;
And w herever the Exiles, ’neath heaven's broad dome,
Have been fated to nutter, to sorrow and roam,
They’ll bound on the sea, and away o’er the foam,
They’ll march to the music of “ Home, sweet Home !"
ST. PATRICK'S DAY.
On every recurrence of the Seventeenth
of March every Irish heart yearns ever so
fondly but ever so sadly for that glorious
land which has suffered so much, and
whose sons have done so much to make
for themselves and their country a name
and a fame which stands out ever so
grandly in history. Ireland lias a glorious
history, and Irishmen should feed proud of
their country, their race and their history.
And they do feel proud of their past.—
There are no people who have more love
for their country and veneration for the
past than the Irish, for wherever an Irish
heart beats on St. Patrick’s Day, on this
globe of ours, even from the rising of the
sun in the far-off East until it sinks to rest
in the West, in every land and every clime,
it sighs ever so sadly for Ireland, and longs
to he at home. Eight centuries of op
pression and tyranny, the most grinding
and galling, have neither crushed out their
patriotism nor dimmed their enthusiastic
veneration for their country. Her trials
and her sufferings, and her wrongs and her
sorrow's, have only served to intensify the
love of her children for their native land
—who ardently cherish the hope that the
day is not far distant, when some of her
wrongs at least may be righted. God
grant their hopes may meet with an early
THE PAY IN AFGUrTA.
The Hibernian Benevolent Society ccie-j
brated its first anniversary. The Rev, j
A* J. Ryan presented the Hibernians with i
a beautiful !tanner which was accepted by j
Mr. Pat. V» ulsh in behalf of the Society.
Ihe procession was then formed in fronij
ot tlie llal: of Augusta No. f>, under the
oilection ot Mi. enines tiargan, ("hiefMar- 1
shall of the day, in the following order.
1. Hibernian Bemwokut Society, with
2. St. Vincent de Paul Literary j* n d \
3. St. Aloysios Society(Sur,U!.v !
boys) with bunr.* r.
4. Washington Fire Cos., No. i.
5. Augusta Fire Cos., No. 5.
9. Blannerhassett Hose Cos., No. f».
7. Richmond Eire Cos., No. 7.
8. Citizen Fire Cos.. Mo. S.
The procession presented a vvrv re
spectable and imposing appearance, and
was witnessed by crowds of citizens, many
of whom were Indies and children, along
the line of march, on the sidewalks, an the
windows and on the balconies.
THE BJ2LIGIOVS SKRYIf KS.
After proceeding through some of the
principal streets ;lie procession entered
the Catholic church, where high Mass was
celebrated. After Mass, Rev. Earlier
Ryan read from the Ki7tb Psalm:
l»y the rivers oi* Babylon, there we sat
down. yea, w* wept when we remember
ed Zion. We hanged our harps upon the
willows in the midst thereof; for they that
carried us away captive required of us a
song: and they that wasted us, mirth:
‘‘Sing us of the songs of Zion."’
How shall we sing the Fora's song in :i
strange land ?
If 1 forget thee, O -Jemblem, let my
right hand forget, ll Ido not remember
thee, let my tongue cleave to my jaws ; If
1 prefer Jerusalem above my chieljoy.
The Rev. Father, likened, to a certain ex
tent the wandering of the Irish people to
the children of Israel, who endured and
suffered so much during their long captivi
ty, but who were finally delivered from
the conqueror’s yoke as a reward for their
faithfulness to trod and their country. So
too, will tho day of Ireland’s deliverance
come, for God never permits wrong and
oppression and iniquity to triumph always
over justice ami right and righteousness.
The reverend speaker delivered a sublime
discourse—so grand and pathetic that the
tears welled up in many an eye unused to
weep. There were others in the large coii
gragation besides Irishmen who felt how
applicable the sentiments wore to the con
dition of their country, and who fondly
cherish the hope that their day of deliver
ance may not be lar distant.
After the sermon the parade was dismiss
ed. The members of the Hibernian Society
met in the evening again and had a pleasant
re-nnion. The following ofnoeiv were
President —R. H. Mha.
Vice President —P. Walsh.
Secretary—A. .E Gouley.
Standard Bearer —J. Hanlon.
THK 1)A Y IN OH A HLESTON.
| The deat h and burial of an honored Ii »sh
man and a prominent citizen of Charles
ton, W. H. Gilliland, Esq., President of the
Hibernian Society, threw a gloom overt.hu
community and interrupted the festivities
of the day. Out of respect to the memory
of the deceased, the Hibernian Society de
ferred their anniversary dinner, election,
and otherfentivit ies. St. Patrick’s, Benevo
lent Society honored the day by a proces
sion through the streets. We leara from
the Courier , that after parading for «oiue
time, they proceeded to St. Joseph's Church,
Anson street, where High .Mass was cele
brated by the Rev. J. O'Neill, .Jr. The
sermon on the occasion was preached by
the Rev. C. J. (Jroghan, who appropriately
chose for his subject, ” The Life and Times
of St. Patrick.”
In the afternoon the Society re-a: seinbled
at their hall, and proceeded to t he election
ot officers for the ensuing year, with the
Rev. J. G. Oroghan, President.
James Cosgrove, Ist Vice-President.
John M. Touhey, 2d Vice-President.
James F. SI at lory, Treasurer.
William Bake r , Secretary.
THE DAY IN ATLANTA.
That gallant and peerlo* soldier, Gcr/i
John B. Gordon, delivered an oration be
fore the Hibernian Society of Atlanta. We
learn, from tin that the ad
dress of Gen'! Gordon was not only meri
torious as a linear pro* be don, in which
the sad history : x t •/;..* but outraged
people was U* ;• le-v.s-.d, but. was
replete with imentf e- ; hdty patriotism
which drew ; n:d and applause
from the auditory. The drawn
between the course of the oonouerors of
Ireland and Those of our own unhappy
-t.ction, and the unfortunate re-n!ts in both
instances, was so painfully truthful as to
be felt by ad present, and though the paral
lel ease* were touchingly referred to by the
speaker, it was not done in that spirit of
bitterness which might he not unreason?;- 1
bly expected of c.ne who had valiantly
sought to have it otherwise. but rather as
an appeal—a voice of warning—lifted to
avert a fate for his people more degrading
and damning thau that which lias crushed
those of the Emerald Isle. Gen’] Gordon's
tribute to Patrick Cleburne, whose memo
ry will ever remain fresh in Southern hearts
a* the green hills of Erin, was both pathetic
and eloquent; while upon “Father Ryan,”
who-*? very name elicited strong applause,
he nestowed a full measure of praistj—
praise which has become familiar to the
ear of that gifted son of the South —praise
which follow him everywhere, but cannot
be* greater than be deserves.
The following arc the officers unanimous
ly re-elected :
J. H. Flynn, President.
Owen Lynch, Vice-President.
Vm. Dowling, Secretary.
Michael Mahoney, Treasure.
THE DAY IN SAVANNAH.
The celebration iu Savannah iu honor of
the day, was exceedingly enthusiastic; the
various organizations representing the Irish
element of the community, turning out in
lull strength to do honor to their natal
day. We learn from the Sew* and Herald,
that, at 10 o'clock, the Irish Union Society,
the Hibernian Society, the Working Men’s
Benevolent Society and St. Patrick's Total
Abstinence Society, recently organized, as
sembled at their respective halls—the for
mer installing their officers as follows:
Hod. IX A. O’Bryne, President; Andmw
Flatley, Vice-President; W. J. Flynn, Sec
retary ; Patrick Ford and John O’Connell,
Standard Bearers. After the usual busi
ness transacted, they moved to the Mar
shall House, the headquarters of the Hiber
nian Society, to act as an escort of that or
ganization, of which the following gentle
men are the officers: Jno. J. Kelly, Presi
dent; Cap!. Jno. McMahon, Vice-President;
L. J. Guiimartin, Treasurer; (’apt. Jno. R.
Dillon, Secretary; and P.K. Shields, Stand
ard Bearer. The procession then moved
down Whitaker to Bay street, where they
wore joined by the two other Societies
above mentioned, and the whole moved to
the M asonic Hall, which was tilled with
ladies and gentlemen attracted by the fame
of the Orator of the Day, Judge O. A.
Eochrane. The stand was occupied by the
officers of the Societies, with the Standard
Bearers carrying tho appropriate emblems
of Old Ireland. Judge Lochrane’s oration
wiis one of his best efforts. It abounded
in lofty sentiments of patriotism, and paid
a glowing tribute to Ireland and her
D O M E STIC.
The impeachment of President John
son is progressing slowly. His lawyers
may continue it for a number of years, or
at least until his present term expires.
The impeachment trial of Warren blast
ings, as our historical readers may remem
ber, occupied eight years.
Sergeant Hates, who is proceeding on
foot from Vicksburg, Miss., to Washing
ton City, I). 0 , with the U. S. flag, ar
rived in this city on Wednesday last and
resumed his journey on Monday last
lie has taken upon himself the task of
vindicating the Sonth from the slander
that its people are still rebellious and that
Union men are unsale here.
Hon. Alex. IT. Stephens, of Georgia,
was in this city on the 19th.
A Jewish paper, in refering to Gen.
Grant’s candidacy for the Presidency,
says : ‘‘As a Jew, we cannot, and will
not vote for a man who has done us a
ir t ore shameless injustice than any other
man in power in this country, and we
hope and expect that the whole Jewish
press will come out against him ” This
opposition isowing to Grant’s General Or
der of Dec. 17th, 1862, expelling all Is
raelites from the Department of Tennes
see at ”24 hours’ notice.” Mr. Pen
dleton introduced a resolution in Con
gress at the time condemning it.
Mr. Wade says that the Constitution
gives every Statein the Union two votes
in the Senate, and yet he declares that
the Republican members will refuse to
entertain any question refering to the
vote of the States ! W here are
In Richmond, Ya., the total registered
vote is 12,000, the blacks being fib votes
Gen. Meade lies issued an order pro
claiming the thetion in Georgia on the
Constitution and lor State officers ; c.>m
mences Monday, April 20th, 1868, and
continues four days.
Judge Augustus Reese, of Morgan
county, has been nominated tor Governor
by the Democratic party, and Col. R. R.
Bullock, of Richmond county by the
St. Patrick’s Day was duly celebrated
in this city. There was High Mass at the
Catholic Church, a procession of the IrUh
civic societies and invited associations ;
and u banner presentation to the Hiber
nian Benevolent Society.
English papers contradict the report
that Lord Brougham is failing. They
say that lie Has not enjoyed better health
for eighteen months than at tiie present
A detachment of over 180 men of the
Scots Fusilier Guards are now on duty
at Osborne, looking after the safety of
The Queen has ordered her Highland
Journal to be translated into French.
She is highly pleased at its large sale.
The house and shop-letting season has j
set in with great vigor in the city of
Edinburgh. Rents have in some in
stances taken quite a fabulous leap.
The Court Journal , which first started
the report, now denies that Edinburgh
Castle is falling down.
A terrible fire has occurred in Paris,
by which the printing establishment of
the Abbe Migne was destroyed—the loss
being estimated at the enormous sum of
The Emperor is said to lollow with un
flagging interest the debates on the press
law, and during the sitting of the Cham
her to have the various incidents reported.
The Princess de la Tour Auvergne
has given up the great world, and is build
ing n chapel at Jerusalem of exceeding
beauty anp artistic merit.
Mgr. Jean Nicholas Jager, Honorary
Canon of Paris, and late a professor in
the Sorbonne, lias recently died.
Ninety-one journalists fought duels in
Paris during the year 1867.
Asa proof df the great efforts that%re
being made by the Belgians for the de
fence of the Holy See, we are informed
that in the diocese of 'Malines alone the
sum of 566,000 francs have been collected
A “ strike” and serious disturbance
have taken place in the Mareiuelle and
Gilly coal mines, near Charleroi. Seve
ral arrests have taken place.
Anew and comparatively short and
easy route has been discovered to the top
of the Matterhorn. A Manilla rope, fifteen
yards long, enabled the party to over
come the only difficult place in the final
ascent and tho descent from the summit
to Breuil was accomplished in seven hours.
The representatives of the Italian and
Swiss governments signed the final pro
tocol of the treaty establishing the bound
ary line between the province of the
Valtelkine and the Canton Orisons.
The Holy Father is said to Lave spoken,
as if in prophecy, “ Italy will go to pieces,
hut Rome will not go to pieces.” Italy
has no coherence, but Rome is on the
rock. The other day the enemy was at
her gates, and was driven back. Next
time the enemy may get in, but it will be
only like a passing wave which sweeps
over a rock. Rome will endure as long
as the Curistian world endures; and the
Pontiff will be the supreme authority on
The Garibaldian colonel, Cattabene,
died in Naples on February 10th, having
received the sacraments of the Church
with the most edifying repentance, and
having made a renunciation in the pre
sence of his family of the detestable princi
ples he defended in life. Eugene Bianchi,
and two of the chiefs of the party of ac
tion, made a similar pious end in the hos
pital of St. Onofrio, having been wounded
mortally at Men tan a.
The population of the kingdom of Italy
is said to he 24,231,860. Ofthis number
12,128,824 are men and 12.103,030
women; a very even division. The num
ber of unmarried persons is 14,032,381 ;
of married persons, 8,356,172 ; of widows
and widowers, 1,623,308. That is a little
more than one-third of the Italians are
The Agence Rcvlcr , though contra
dicted by certain Italian journals, declares
it tube a fact that France and Spain have
entered into an alliance, with a view to
protect the temporal power of the Pope.
According to this report, Spa ti is to put
at the disposal of the Holy Father a body
of 25,000 iik n, who are to be under the
communu of Marshal Pezuela.
Prince Iturbidc is a handsome young
man, and iccoived his education at St.
Barbe He sh eps in t lie banacks with
the soldiers of hi•> squadron. The Rope
lias idieted him the grade of major, w hich
he has refused. The Rrince is at th s
moment ilie lion of the Eternal Ci y; he
goes, hovever, very little into society,
and appears to be of a melancholy turn.
The rumor of the retirement of Cardi
nal Antonel i from public life seems to
have some lounda.ion.
A letter from Rome, in the Paris Debuts,
says : “ Everybody knows that the Papal
army contains subjects of all countries ;
but what is not generally known is, that
it is not composed exclusively of Catho
lics, and that there are soldiers in it bc
longiin to all creeds. I myself could
scarcely believe the fact, and I was obliged,
to be convinced oi' it, to take notes with
my own eyes of a certain number ol men
in the Pontifical uniform attending a
Cardinal Antonelli is confined to his
palace by serious illness.
Admiral Farragut has arrived at Spezzia
on the steamer Frolic.
SPAIN AND PORTUGAL.
The news from Lisbon shows that the
popular dissatisfaction has not yet sub
sided. A dispatch from Lisbon reports
that an effigy of the Queen oi Portugal
was burned on the night of March Jd by
an excited mob.
The Spanish Government, which had
already deprived the Infant Don Henry,
brother of the King Consort, ol his privi
legeS and decorations, has just suppressed
lus pensiou of 6,000 douros, on account
of an offensive letter which he had ad
dressed to the Queen.
Counte du Ponte de Santa Maria, Mar
shal of the Portuguese army, is dead.
The obligations of the new treaty be
tween the North German Confederation
and the United States, are to apply re
ciprocally to Germans and Americans.
All the previous engagements between
the two countries in regard to extradition
are removed. By one of its provisions
the treaty is made terminable at the end
of ten years.
Clare. —Information wanted of John.
Mary, Margaret, Catherine, and Honor
Breen, who left Knocknahela, Parish of
Kilmurrv, Ibrickane, County Clare; when
last heard of, about two years ago. were
in Goshen, Orange county, New Yrk;
also, of their mother, Honor Breen, who
left Ireland on the 4th of last June. Any
information concerning them will be
thankfully received bv lueir sister, Bridget
Rooney, Alverthorpe, near Wakefield,
Yorkshire, England.— Dublin Irishman.
Cork. —Sub Constable Casey, who was
wounded in the leg by a pistol shut,
during the capture oi Captain Mackay, in
Ciouin’s public house, died of his wound
in the North Infirmary on the morning
of February 22.
Dublin. —A Conservative paper, the
Irish Times, says : —The Emigration
Commissioners notice with some surprise
the fact that, during the past year, tho
emigrants from Ireland were better
clothed, and carried with them better
furnished kits than either the England
or foreign emigrants. During the past
year 61,000 Irish emigrants left Liver
pool alone, a regiment a week—l,ooo
Information wanted of Catherine Mee
han wife of Samuel Meehan, who hft
Ireland about five years ago ; last heard
from two years since, at which time they
lived at 128 Charlton street, New York.
Any information relating to the above
will be thankfully received by her tLotbi r,
Bridget Meehan, 2*2 Bere.derd street,
Information wanted of Michael, John.
Peter, Bernard, and Catherine Synuott;
when last heard of, about thirteen years
ago, were in Philadelphia. Any infor
mation concerning them will be thank
fully received by their brother, John
Patrick Synnott. now living at No. 21
Chester street, Oxford street, Manchester.
Information wanted of John M’Quado,
boot and shoemaker. When last heard
of. two years ago, was in Manhattanvillo.
New York City, State of New York.
Any information regarding him will be
thankfully received by his mother, Mrs.
M’Quade, 4 South • rest street, Raislev t
An address has been presented to
John Martin, in Dublin, by his sym
The House of Lord-* have passed the
bill renewing the suspension of the habeas
' corpus in Ireland.
Information-wanted oi John Ward, a
native of Derry gennelly, near Enniskillen,
North of Ireland, who emigrated to Amer
ica about 18 years since ; when last heard
o! lie was in Williamsburg. Any intelli
gence of him will be gladly received by
his brother, James Ward, Shaftesbury
street, late Ashley sir-O, Toxteth Park,
Li v e rpool.— lJy VI n In sit -ma n .
Mr. Justice (Sir William) Slice, died
in > London, on February IS. lie was
the eldest son of the late Joseph Shoe,
Esq., of Tbonia>town, and at one period
represented that county in Parliament.
Died, m February 20,Thomas William
Filgafe. J P. f Tuilykeel, County Louth,
aged 49 years.