[From Cassell’s Magazine.]
Dead in the Street.
A CITY INCIDENT.
Under the lamplights, dead in the street,
Delicate, fair, and only twenty,
There she lies.
Face to the skies,
Starved to death in a city of plenty,
Spurned by all that is pure and sweet,
Passed by busy and careless feet—
Hundreds bent upon folly and pleasure,
Hundreds with plenty and time and leisure ;
Jj .sure to speed Christ’s mission below,
To teach the erring and raise the lowly—
Plenty, in charity’s name, to show
That life has something divine and holy.
Boasted charms—classical brow,
Delicate features—look at them now.
Look at her lips : once they could smile ;
Bjos—well, never more they shall beguile ;
Never more, never more word of here
A blush shall bring to the saintliest face.
Hh< has found, let us hope and trust,
peace in a higher and better place ;
And yet, despite or all ill, I ween,
Joy of some heart she must have been.
Some fond mother, proud of the task,
Has stooped to huger each dainty curl:
Seme vain father has bowed to ask
A blessing for her, his darling girl.
Hard to think, as we look at her there,
Os ail the tenderness, love, and care,
Lonely watching and sore heart-ache,
All the agony, burning tears,
Joys and sorrows, and hopes and fears,
Breathed and suffered for her sweet sake.
Fancy will picture a home afar,
Out where the daisies and buttercups are,
Out .vhere the life-giviug breezes blow,
Far from these sodden streets, foulsome and low,
F.mc-y will picture a lonely hearth,
And an aged couple, dead to mirth—
An aged couple, broken and gray,
Kneeling beside a bed to pray ;
Or lying awake o’ uightwto hark
For a thing that may come in the rain and the dark!
A hollow eyed woman with weary feet.
Better they never know
She whom they cherished so
Lies this night, lone and low,
Lead in the stree t.
Pentecost. —The great Feast of Pente
cost was solemnized with more than the
usual ceremonies in Augusta. Father
Duggan the beloved and venerated Pastor,
celebrated the seven o’clock Mass.
Before the services began, the boys and
girls of the congregation belonging to the
societies of the Sodalities of St. Aloysius
and the Immaculate Conception, assembled
at the Old Church, where they were formed
in line by the ladies and gentlemen having
them in charge, and marched into the
Church with their respective banners at
the head of each society, the whole pre
senting a really beautiful and edifying spec
Some sixty of the congregation, not con
nected with any of the Societies, received
Communion. The Girls’ Society of the
Immaculate Conception, numbering seven
ty-eight, nearly all of whom were dressed
in Avhite, marched down the side aisle and
up the centre, where they knelt until the
time had arrived for them to approach the
altar to receive the Blessed Sacrament.
The Boy’s Society of St. Aloysius, num
bering sixty-six, immediately followed, and
they, in turn, were followed by the members
of the St. Vincent De Paul Society, to the
number of forty-four, all partaking of the
It has never been our pleasure to have
witnessed a more edifying and imposing
ceremony in this city than the one present
ed by the various societies, as well as the
example set by the other members of the
congregation on last Sunday morning.
Father Ryan celebrated Mass at eight
At half-past ten High Mass was celebra
ted by Father Kirby, assisted by Fathers
Ryan and Paquet. The Bishop’s Pastoral
At seven and a half o’clock there were
Vespers, followed by May services, which
closed the devotions for the month of May.
The Church was crowded by the members
of the congregation, and by representa
tives from the various Protestant denomi
nations. Father Ryan preached a most
eloquent and powerful sermon on the Bap
tism of the Church, which carried convic
victlon to the minds and hearts of the vast
congregation before him.
Thus closed the Feast of Pentecost in
Confirmation.— On Sunday, the 16th
instant, the Church of the Annunciation,
Rev. John McAnany, Pastor, was thronged
at the early Mass, to witness the adminis
tration of the Sacrament of Confirmation
to 365 persons by the Rt. Rev. Bishop
Wood. Catholic Standard , May 30.
Death of Priests. —We are grieved to
be called upon to record the death of two
young clergymen. Rev. Father Joseph P.
Murphy was hut 25 years of age, and was.
ordained on the 12th of March last. lie
died ii the 22d instant, of consumption,
without Diving had the happiness of sav
ing his first Mass.
Rev. Bernard Krebs, assistant at St,
Paul's Church, Reading, died on Thursday,
the 21st instant, of consumption. He had
been but eighteen months a Priest, and
had in that short time, given great promise
of future usefulness.— lbid.
Ordinations at the Cathedral.— On
Tuesday, the 19th inst., the Right Rev.
Bishop Wood conferred the sacred order
of Subdeaconship on Messrs. Nicholas A.
Bowden, and Michael J. Devine; and on
Thursday, the 21st, the Feast of the
Ascension, he conferred the sacred order
of Priesthood on Rev. Messrs. Daniel J.
McDermott, Daniel A. Brennan, and Mi
chael J. Devine. The above gentlemen
were all students of the Theological Semi
nary of St. Charles Borromeo, corner of
Eighteenth and Race.— lbid.
Letter of Thanks from Bishop Elder.
—To the Editor of the Catholic Standard:
Please publish the enclosed letter of Rt,
Rev. Dr. Elder, in testimonium grati animi
towards those, who, in turn, w«re edified
by his zeal, gentleness, and affability during
his short stay in Philadelphia.
James F. Wood,
Bishop of Philadelphia.
Cathedral, May 22, 1868.
letter of bishop elder.
Right Rev. James F. Wood , I).I)., Bishop
Right Reverend and Dear Sir:—ln de
parting from Philadelphia, I feel a desire,
if such a thing were practicable, to express
my thanks separately to each individual of
all those numbers of persons who have
shown their charity to me, during my
sojourn here. I did expect at least to call
on the Pastors and assistant Priests of the
congregations from which I have received
such generous contributions. But even
this was hindered by the state of the
weather, and some other unexpected ob
I hope that with all your usual goodness
all of you will pardon me, if I take this
general means to express ray heartfelt ac
knowledgments to you, to the Reverend
Clergy, and to all.
The very liberal assistance which has
been given to me, has lifted up my spirits
from a most depressing anxiety, by re
moving a large portion of my embarrass
ments, and encouraging me with an as
sured hope that Catholic charity will de
liver me entirely from those that remain;
and enable me to go on with renewed vigor
in the prosecution of the holy works of
which my Diocese has so great need.
The charity extended to me has been
doubled in value, by the exceeding great
kindness and real warmth of heart which
all have shown.
Only God can reward you for all this
charity. Ido not know even how to ex
press my thanks as I ought to do. May
His blessings continue and multiply in all
those great and beautiful works of religion
which form the ornament and best riches
of your city. May our Blessed Mother
always protect and guide you by her inter
Pray for us, too, that your liberality may
hear among us good fruits for the glory of
God, the salvation of souls, and the relief
of the suffering.
Your faithful and thankful servant in
Christ, William Henry Elder,
Bishop of Natchez.
Catholicism in Texas. — W e are pleased
to observe from the following extracts
from Texas exchanges that religion is
making much greater progress in this great
State than is generally supposed :
The Jefferson Jimplecute says : “We are
highly pleased to learn that steps are being
taken to establish a Catholic school in this
city. It deserves the aid of every citizen
who desires to see the great, cause of truth
and religion advance, and will go far to
wards assisting in the rapid building up of
our place and section.”
The editor of the Lavaca Commercial ,
referring to a recent visit of his to Victoria,
says : “The Catholics (of the latter place)
have a church and convent in successful
The Very Rev. P. F. Parisot announces
to the generous public of Brownsville and
Matamoras the result of the efforts of the
indies in charge of the Fair given in the
former city for the benefit of St. Joseph’s
College. The total receipts were $6,648;
expenses, $1,224, and total amount real
ized, $5,414, all in specie. Money and
public spirit abound in that region.
A convent is being erected in Indianola.
The Bulletin says that when completed it
will be a great improvement to the appear
ance of the city. From thesame paper we
learn that the Catholic Academy, under the
superintendence of the Rev. Mr. Moves
and Mr. Burke, is in a flourishing condi
tion. the number of pupils daily increasing.
Diocese of St. Paul.—New Church.—
In Lakeville township, Dacota county, a
new church is about to be erected, under
the direction of Rev. A. Oster. The size of
the church will be 36x70. The contract
has been let, and it is supposed the church
will be completed before October, in time
to hold the Triduum. This will be good
news for our Catholic friends in and around
Lakeville.—A 7 . W. Chronicle.
Our Sisters of the Order of the Good
Shepherd arrived from St. Louis last Wed
nesday with the intent of opening a Female
Protectorate and Reformatory in St. Paul.
In a few days they will commence their
good work. — Northwestern Chronicle ,
Last Thursday, Ascension Day, was
generally observed in this city. Services
were held in the different churches the
same as on Sundays. Business and work
MBiKB m gai i©im
were all suspended very generally through
out the city.
The services at the Cathedral were of
the most impressive character. Pontifical
High Mass was celebrated by our Rt. Rev.
Bishop. The children, to the number of
about 250, received their first communion.
It was a truly edifying spectacle to all
those who had the good fortune to be
present. — Northwestern Chronicle, Minn.
From thence Maria we learn that the
Very Rev. E. Sorin, Provincial General of
the Congregation of the Holy Cross in
America, starts immediately for Rome, in
obedience to a request from the Superior
General, to participate in a General Chap
ter of the Congregation to be held next
Italy. —On the morning of the 13th of
April, Mgr. Pierre Bertini, Procurator
General of the Treasury and of the Rev.
Apostolic Chamber, departed this life after
a lingering disease which he bore with
Christian resignation. His funeral obse
quies were celebrated in Rome in the
Church of St. Laurence, in Lucina. in
presence of the officers of the criminal tri
bunals, who had assembled to pay tke last
trioute of respect to a magistrate who con
secrated so many years of his life to the
administration of justice.— Catholic Mirror.
India.— Mgr. John Fennelly, Bishop of
Castoria in partibus, Vicar Apostolic of
Madras, died on the 23d January last. This
illustrious Prelate was an Irishman, and
since 1841 administered his vicariate—a
vast field open to his apostolic labors.
Franck.— On Monday, March 9, the
caravan for the Holy Land started from
Marseilles with thirteen pilgrims. One
was from Mexico, one from Spain, and four
of the number were ecclesiastics.
Archdiocese of New Orleans.—Con
firmations.—On Thursday, 21st instant,
Feast of the Ascension, the Most Rev.
Archbishop confirmed two hundred and
thirty-one persons at the Church of the
Trinity, Third District. On last Sunday,
24t.h, the Most Rev. Archbishop confirmed,
at the Church of the Immaculate Concep
tion, two hundred and seventy-nine per
sons, among whom were a number of
adults.— N. 0. Morning Star , May 21.
[From the Dublin Irishman of May 16.]
“ L'Etat , e’est moi /” was the haughty
reply of the great Louis to a presump
tuous Minister, and the Burly Harry of
England, and his chaste daughter, of Vir
ginal memory, had a right Royal con
tempt for the “beggarly Commons;” but,
as the Jolly and Prince-patronised Nash,
says, or sings, in one of his charming
lyrics—“ Things aren’t now as they used
to was.” The lesson taught through the
gloomy window of Whitehall, in the con
ventual reclusion of St. Germains, on
the bloody guillotine in the Place de la
Greve, and which is still being exempli
fied in the exile of the heirs of Charles
X , Louis Phillipe, and of not a few who
have worn the Royal purple, and felt
upon their brows wlmt Gloster styles the
“awful glory” of a crown, is evidently re
membered by the Royal occupant of Buck
ingham and a half dozen other palaces.
Monarchs must yield when their peoples
are resolved to triumph. Our Tory
Minister, and his organs in the press,
have been threateningly assuring us dur
ing the past few weeks that “our Protest
ant Queen” would not yield to the de
mand of the House of Commons in the
matter of Mr. Gladstone’s resolutions
anent the temporalities of the Irish Pro
testant Church Establishment, and have
been doing all in their power to provoke
a collision between the people and the
House of Commons on the one hand, and
the Queen and the House of Lords on
the other. But they have been sadly
mistaken. Her most gracious Majesty is
a leetle too wide awake to engage in such
a hopeless contest. She knows that the
“right divine” of Kings is no more be
lieved in now-a-days than the philoso
pher’s stone or the elixir vital ; and she
has “caved in,” as our Yankee friends say.
She took a few days to consider her reply
to the Address of the House of Commons,
on the ground that she required further
advice from her Cabinet. “The woman
who hesitates is lost,” said a cynic, who
had some experience of the sex, and we
fear her Majesty is “lost” to the cham
pions of Orange ascendency; for, after
due deliberation, she has consented to
place the temporalities of the Irish
Church at the disposal of the House of
Commons. There can be little doubt
that the House of Lords will follow the
example, and withdraw all opposition to
Mr Gladstone’s Suspension Bill. De
lenda est Ecclesia ! W e hope Messrs.
Flanagan andFerrars will not carry out
the thieatof “kicking her Majesty’s Crown
into the Boyne, “as a punishment for this
violation of her Coronation Oath.” We
know they are too “loyal” for that ; but,
“small blame to them” if they feel sore
at this defection of “our Protestant
The good things swallowed at the Man
sion House feast, on the occasion of the
auspicious visit of their Royal Highnesses,
has brought an attack of Knight-Mayor
on the good city of Dublin. The Right
Hon., the Loi and IVlayor, beam the glorious
words, “Arise, Sir William Carroll!” on
Thursday last, when presenting an ad
dress expressing* the sympathy of the
Corporation with her Majesty, and their
detestation of the attempt to assassinate the
Duke of Edinburgh. “Sir William,” we
are happy to state, has fully recovered
from the a posteriori blow of the Royal
sword ome men are born great;
others have greatness thrust upon them.”
May “Sir William” wear his honors to a
ripe old age!
The Rev. Mr. Speke, who was so “bru
tally murdered by the Fenians, in con
sequence of his great resemblance to Mr.
Gathorne Hardy,” a few months since,
and who was.subsequently found enjoying
a quiet “spree,” has at length, according
to the Sherborne Journal , “returned to
his parish, Dowlais Wake, near Illmins
The Case of Dennis Dowling Mul
caiiy.—The Lord Chancellor has intimat
ed his intention to ask the Common Law
Judges to be present in the House of
Lords to hear the arguments in the ease
of Mulcahy v. the Queen, which is to be
argued at the bar of the House on an
early day after Trinity Term. The ap
pellant is a Fenian prisoner, now in the
convict establishment at Woking, who
has appealed against his conviction for
treason-felony on the ground that one of
the jurymen who tried him was upwards
of sixty years of age. The point to be
raised is entirely novel, — Owl.
Release of a Sitposed Fenian,—
Waterford—Saturday.— With the con
sent of the Right Hon. the Attorney Gen
eral, Mr. William llearne, law clerk, who
was arrested some time since here, under
the warrant of the Lord Lieutenant, has
been released from custody in Mountjoy
Prison, on condition of his procuring
bail. It may be remembered that the
prisoner was in the employment of Mr.
Joseph Ambrose, solicitor, and had a
very large family, who were mainly de
pendant on him for support.
Mr, Dominick O’Mahoney.— lt has
transpired that the reported arrival from
Mountjoy, in this city, of Mr. Dominick
O’Mahoney, is premature. He was of
fered his liberty, on condition of signing
an engagement to renounce all connec
tion with the Fenian Brotherhood; but
declining to admit a complicity with an
illegal body, by this engagement, he has
not yet succeeded in getting other
terms of release. However, the number
of susfects in Mounljoy is to limited,
that it is thought a general fail delivery
of suspects will soon take place.—
Amongst the rest Mr. O’Mahoney hopes
for a speedy release.— Cork Herald.
Another. Suspicious Craft.— One of
those vessels which have recently given
our naval ships considerable trouble
along our coast, is reported to have been
seen hovering about somewhere in the
vicinity of this Harbor. The Helican
dispatch steamer, which arrived here on
Sunday under special orders for Ply
mouth, was again dispatched on Monday
m search of the suspicious craft. Up to
the presnt nothing has been definely as
certained of her movements, but it seems
likely that the hostile stranger will turn
out to be another “Will o’ the Wisp.”
Departure of the Jacknell Pris
oners.—Colonel Nagle, accompanied by
Andrew Leonard, Frederick Fitzgibbon,
and Patrick Nugent, all of the Jacknell
expedition notoriety, sailed in the Cunard
steamer Tripoli, for New York, to-day.
They were accompanied to the steamer
by George F. Train, who delivered a
brief address to the people at the railway
[From th« Cork Examiner, of May 11.]
Rejoicings in Masseytown. —On Satur
day evening, Masseytown (Macroom), was
the scene of popular mirth; festoons of
evergreens spanned most of the public
ways, flags and expressions of welcome
were displayed, the occasion being the re
turn, with his bride (Miss E. Warren, sister
of Sir Augustus Warren, hart.,) of Mr.
William 11. Ma ssey, M. P., at his residence
at Masseytown. The happy pair arrived
from Killarney early in the afternoon. At
night bonfires were lighted in the neigh
The Government and the Land Ques
tion. — The Case of Mr. VI. 11. O'Sullivan, of
Kilmallock. —The following letter has been
received by Mr. J. B. Kennedy, Secretary
to the Limerick, Clare, and Tipperary
Farmers’ Club, from the Mayor: “South
wark Street, London, 7th May, 1868. My
Dear Sir—l am very much obliged for your
favor of the 2d instant, which 1 received
on my return from Brussels, and have now
the pleasure to inform you that I took the
earliest opportunity of waiting on the Earl
of Mayo at the Irish Oifice, and of bringing
before bis lordship the important subject of
the present relations between landlords and
tenants in Ireland. His lordship assured
me that he had a Bill on that subject pre
pared, but feared that, on account of the
press of public business, be may be pre
vented from presenting jt during the pre
sent session, which his lordship would
regret very much. Should such, however,
be the case, I hope I will have the pleasure
of advocating and supporting a measure in
consonance with the views of my brother
members of the Farmers’ Club, which will
not only prove acceptable, but most bene
ficial to my fellow-countrymen. I took
the opportunity of my interview to press
also upon the Earl of Mayo’s attention the
case of Mr. O’Sullivan, of Kilmallock.
sap was pleased to inform me that
Mi. O Ndlivan will be permitted at once to
return to his house, his family, and his
friends Lie same privilege will also be
accorded to Hayes, for whose future pru
(ence of conduct I make my self responsible
to the noble Lari. I am, dear sir verv
faithfully yours, Peter Tail Mayor To J
B. Kennedy, Esq.
Limki.k k Races,* It seems to be pretty
generally understood in the city that the
face at Newcastle cannot be had
this year for the holding of our famed
annual sports, in consequence of the death
of the late owner of the property, by which
it lias passed into the hands of a gentleman
of puritanical principles. The grazing of
the lands at Newcastle for the year was
lately put up to auction, and a condition
was imposed upon the takers of the several
lots that the ground was not to be used for
any other purpose than grazing, under a
penalty ot payment of double the rent. A
Queen's plate has been granted this year to
Limerick, and as there is no other place in
the district half so suitable for the meeting
as the celebrated course referred to, great
disappointment will be felt if the course
cannot be had. A meeting of the stewards
and other gentlemen interested in the con
tinuance of these sports was held here this
afternoon, to consider the state of affairs,
and I understand that it was decided to
send a deputation to London to wait upon
the proprietor of the course, who resides
there, and endeavor to induce him to let
the course for the races.
Kerry Intelligence. —Tralee, Saturday
Evening.—The two young men arrested
in Killarney on Christmas Eve last with
Mr. Ilealy, who was recently discharged,
and brought to Tralee jail, whence they
were subsequently conveyed to Mountjoy,
have, I understand, been discharged from
custody during the past week.
During the past week upwards of 150
emigrants left Tralee for Queenstown en
route for America. This morning several
left here by early train for New Zealand.
The emigration from this quarter is on the
increase every week. From the fact that
those leaving are of the working class,
labor is becoming very high.
On last Monday, a petition from the
parish of Murhar, in this county, praying
tor the disestablishment and disendowment
of the Established Church, was presented
to the House of Commons by the
The beautiful weather prevalent here for
a long time past has had a most beneficial
effect on farming operations, which are
being rapidly prosecuted.
McArthur Cr oshie, architect and builder
es the Kerry Militia Barracks, is making
vigorous preparations tor laying the foun
dations of this building.
There was a fair supply of butter and
good prices—taking into account the fall
in Cork-given at to-day’s market. The
supply is on the increase.
The Established CnuKcu— TnE Last
Division. —The London correspondent of
the Dublin Evening Mail gives the follow
ing analysis of the division on Thursday
night upon the motion made by Mr. Greene
—“That no part of the endowment of the
Anglican Church he applied to the endow
ment of the institutions of other religions
For this resolution ninety-seven members
voted. Among them eleven Irish members,
viz., Annesley, Archdall, Cole, Hon. II.;
Cole, Hon. J.; Hamilton, Lord C.; Keown,
King, Knox, O'Neill, Taylor, Col.; Warren.
On the same side was the following
motley company :—Messrs. Avtoun. Sir W.
Beach, Sir W. B. Brett, Right Hon. S.
Cave, Cox, Dalglish, Disraeli, Sir J. Fer
guson, Gathorne Hardy, J. B. Kars
lake, M'Lagan M’Laren, Lord J. Manners,
Mill, Newdegate, Noel, Sir S. Northcote,
Sir J. Pakington, Sclater Booth, Lord
Stanley, P. A. Taylor, Whallev.
The resolution was opposed by 132 mem
bers, of whom 36 were Irish, viz: Arm
strong, Bagwell, Barry, C.R.; Bingham,
Lord; Blake, Brady, Cogan, De la Poer,
Devereux, Esmonde, Fitzgerald, Lord O.
Fortescue, French, Gregory, Gray, Sir J.;
Herbert, Lawson, M'Evoy, M’Kenna, Ma
guire, Moore, Murphy, O’Brien, O’Dono
ghue, O’Loghlen, Sir C.; Pirn, Pollard-
Urquhart, Rearden, Saunderson, Stacpoole,
Stock, Sullivan, Tynan, Vandeleur, White,
Along with these went Viscount Am
berley, Messrs. Baxter. Brand. Bright,
Cardwell, Coleridge, Crossley, Gladstone,
Glyn, Goschen, Sir George Grey, Hors
man, Roebuck, Stansfield.
The dearest word in our language is
Love. The greatest is God. The word
expressing the shortest time is Now.
The three make the greatest and sweetest
duty of man.
“ Three things,” said the Rev. Dr.
Henry, “ appear to have been uninjured
by the Fall; the song of birds, the beauty
of flowers, and the smile of infancy, for it
is difficult to conceive how either of these
could have been mo r e perfect had man
remained holy ; as if God would leave us
something pure to remind us of the Para
dise we have lost, and to point us to that
which we shall regain.'’