this glorious Faith? All the ceremonies
of the Church are beautiful in my eyes;
for each one speaks to me of devotion,
) »raise, and thanksgiving, to our blessed
Redeemer. Some Protestants laugh at
these ceremonies, but it is only because
they do not understand them. Did they
understand them as Catholics do, invol
untarily they would fall on their knees in
acts of mute, but eloquent adoration.
How reverential, how devout, are Catho
lics in their Churches. Even the little
children feel its sanctity, and you see
them kneel before the cross, lisping a
little prayer with their pure, innocent
While I was associated with the Catholic
friends to whom I have before referred,
they never sought to influence me to
change my faith. This is characteristic
of Catholics—they never proselyte. It
is their holy example alone, which wins
souls to Christ. Circumstances separated
me from these friends, and I came here
to reside, where I was entirely" removed
from all Catholic influences; and yet not
entirely, for we kept up a correspondence.
And, now, having told you how it was
I learned to love the Church, I will now
tell you how I was brought into its true
fold, thereto abide forever.
When my dear friends heard how
heavily God’s afflicting hand was laid
upon me, in the death of my precious chil
dren ; when they heard how inconsolable
I was in my great sorrow, then they wrote
me, directing me where 1 should find
that peace and comfort for which my poor
heart was so earnestly" longing. They
assured me that I would find it in the
Catholic Church, and I determined to
seek it there. I procured books which
would teach me its faith and doctrines.
For months I read, praying our Lord to
enlighten my understanding, that I might
discern the truth. I placed myself under
the instruction of a good and holy Priest,
one as eminent for his learning* as his
great piety; and to his teachings do I
owe the Heavenly peace which now fills
my heart. I pause here to invoke a
blessing on him who was made the in
strument to lead me from the darkness of
Error into the full light of Truth. After
reading and investigation, I became con
vinced the Catholic was the true Church.
Convinced of this, I felt my soul was in
danger, unless I accepted the salvation
thus offered me, and in the sacred and
nure water of Baptism, I was received
into the Holy Catholic Church.
You can imagine what a struggle it
was for me to leave the Church in which
I had been born and educated, and my
good kind Pastor, who bad been with me
in my hours of affliction—who had prayed
by*.he couch of my dying children, and
consigned to the grave all that was earthly
of my darlings—who had so striven to
console me in my sorrow and desolation,
that, while life lasts, I shall never forget
his kindness and sympathy.
Sincerely" do I wish my dear friends
were with me in this Holy Church. I
long for them to know the peace and joy
I now experience. They are so close to
my heart that its every prayer is for
And now, how can I ever be sufficiently
thankful to the loving goodness of God
which gave me the grace to persevere ?
Every day is to me an act of thanks
giving. The problem of all my sorrows
and suffering is now solved to me. lam
at rest, and in peaee. I think of my little
children whom I mourned for so long,
without consolation. Now, with resigna
tion, I say, God’s will be done. I sec
their little snowy wings; I see their ten
der angel eyes. They are watching over
me—waiting for me on the other side.
All this I see by the light of Catholic
The Berlin correspondent of the London
Times , writing on the 23d of May", says
this year’s emigration promises to be
one of the largest on record, and it is
expected to reach something like 250,-
000. Its remarkable feature is the prev
alence of the northern element, chiefly
Protestants, and men with a small capi
tal in their pockets.
Lord Brougham. —M. Feyonet, wri
ting in a Paris journal, gives the follow
ing anecdote of Lord Brougham :
Speaking one night in the House of
Lords, his lordship experienced some
interruption from a conversation which
was being carried on during his speech
by the Dukes of Cumberland and Wel
lington. Taking occasion in the course
of his argument to explain the word
“ illustrious,” he said that we sometimes
use that word conventionally", and some
times literally. “For instance,” said the
'noble lord, “we apply it bv courtesy to
the Royal Duke, who is talking so loudly,
and who has done nothing whatever to
deserve it, whilst we apply it in its
primary and real signification to the illus
trious Duke whom his Royal Highness is
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St. Aloysius and the Papal Acces
sion Day. —Sunday’, the 21st, was the
Festival of St. Aloysius, and, also, anuiver
sarv of the election of Pius IX to the
Papal throne. The services at the Catholic
Church were appropriate to this; double
festival. The St. Aloysius Society, of the
Sunday School (boys), went in a body to
Communion, at early Mass; and, in the
afternoon, at Vespers, accompanied by the
Sunday School Society of the Immaculate
Conception (girls), marched in proces
sion from the Sunday School to the
Church. After Vespers, Father Ryan
delivered a very neat and appropriate
little address to the children, sketching,
very briefly, the life of the good Saint,
and presenting it as an example worthy
of the imitation of his young hearers.
He, also, alluded, in eloquent terms, to
the Holy Father at Rome, and asked for
him the prayers of all the little boys and
girls of the congregation, that God might
bless him, and strengthen him, through
all his cares and trials, ami spare him
long to govern the Holy Church.
After Vespers, the St. Aloysius Society
proceeded to the Sunday School Room,
where they elected their officers for the
ensuing year, as follows :
President—Mr. Wm. Mulherin.
Vice-President—Mr. E. F. Samuels.
Secretary—Master Michael Mullane-
Treasurer—Master Tony Tischer.
Standard Bearer —Master Jas. Scully
German Papers. —Mr. Chas. Ever, the
gentlemanly and energetic Agent of the
New Orleans German Press, was in our
city during the past week, soliciting sub
scriptions for that journal. The Press is
a very able exponent of Democratic prin
ciples, is well edited, and handsomely
printed, and will, we hope, be liberally
sustained by the Germans of the South.
The Katholischer Glnubensbole is the
organ of the German Catholics of the
West, and is a large, well filled, and ably
conducted sheet. It is published weekly,
at Louisville, Ky., by Wm. J. Weber, at
No. 138 Third Street, two doors from
Greene Street, and deserves, as it, no
doubt, has, a wide-spread circulation.
We commend it to the patronage of the
German Catholics of the South, as well as
of the West. Address P. O. Drawer 102>
The Amende Honorable. —We assure
our revered eotemporary, “The Banner
of the South,” that the omission to give
the proper credit of “Make Home Attract
ive,” copied in our issue of the 10th inst.,
was entirely unintentional.
It is not often that cases of this kind
happen in our office, as we have, at all
times, scrupulously observed the Rule, to
“render unto Scissors the things that are
Scissors.” But accidents will happen in
the best regulated families.
By the way, we know of no better
Family paper to recommend to our read
ers than “Tiie Banner of the South,”
published at Augusta, under the editorial
charge of the Poet-Laureate of the South,
the Rev. A. J. Ryan, whose matchless
songs find an echo in every Southern
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Address L. T. Blome & Cos., Augusta,
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nothing about credits, as we felt sure that
it was, with you, an untintentional omis
sion; but if you knew how much we np*
preciate the courtesies of the Press, the
honor they do us in copying our humble
articles, and the great advantage to us of
so copying, with “credit,” you would not
blame us for being somewhat particular on
the subject. Accept our thanks for your
very flattering notices, and also our best
wishes for the continued prosperity of the
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—This is the title of one of the handsomest
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It is published monthly, in quarto form, at
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per annum. It contains a very large
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Tiie Catholic World. —This periodi
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tains a number of ably written and inter*
estin 0 * articles. The I Vorld should find
a place in every Catholic family.
The Messenger of the Sacred Heart
of Jesus. —This is a monthly bulletin of
the Apostleship of Prayer, and is pub
lished at $2.00 per annum. It can be
had, with the Are Maria, of Notre
Dame, Ind., for $4.00. It is full of in
teresting religious reading.
Burke’s Weekly. —One of the neatest
printed and most interesting juvenile
periodicals of the day is Burke's M eekly,
published at Macon, Ga. It has already
a very large circulation, and is steadily
increasing. We tifke pleasure in com
mending it to the public. It can, also, be
had in monthly- parts, with a handsome
Card of Thanks. -The Sunday School
Teachers, of St. Patricks’ Church Sun
day School, beg leave to return their
thanks to the following persons, who so
kindly contributed to their enjoyment at
the complimentary Pic-Nic given to them
at Berzelia, on Wednesday" the 24th ult. :
Col. E. W. Cole, Mr. S. K. Johnson,
Messrs. T. Lyons, T. Cook, and W. O’Con
nor, of the Georgia Rail Road ; Mr. Neb
hut,, of Berzelia; to those members of
the congregation, who honored us with
their presence, and to Messrs. Mahoney
and Brannan, to whose untiring energy
and good management the success of the
Pic-Nic was, iu a great measure, due.
New York Correspondence
OF THE BANNER OF THE SOUTH.
The Completion of Reconstruction not an Ir
reparable Misfortune —The People of the
South most stand Shoulder to Shoulder —
Instability of the Bogus Southern Govern
ments—The Tribune on the “ Irreversible 1
Correct Principles Must Re-assert
Themselves—The Examples of History—
The South not Helpless—What She Can
pa—The Future of the United States —
Mr. Johnson Game to the Last—The
Headquarters of Southern Delegates to the
New York Convention —Anticipations of
u A Big Time ” Generally.
New York, June 30, 18G8.
The completion ot what is facetiously
called Reconstruction, in seven of the
Southern States, is not an irreparable mis
fortune. With Radical functionaries to
stuff the ballot-boxes, and Radical Generals
to uphold the cheat at the point of the
bayonet, it is not at all surprising that the
present apparent consummation should
have been reached, and, indeed, the only
wonder is that there were men in the South
to counsel their people to any participa
tion in the scoundrel scheme, fight the
devil with fire, Was the argument of these
gentlemen; but, alas! lire is the devil’s
own peculiar element, and he can give any
good Christian man ten in the game and
then beat him with that weapon. But all
that is past now, and however we may
have differed in the South, on the point of
action or inaction, it now behooves us to
forget those discrepancies, stand shoulder
to shoulder, lock shields once more, and
try it again.
These bogus Governments cannot stam
There is a deep undercurrent ot opinion
here, which admits their absolute insta
bility; and I was particularly amused die
other morning to see how this belief
cropped out even in the Tribune. This
paper has the interesting peculiarity pos
sessed by dreams, to wit: that their true
meaning is t<> be interpreted by contraries.
Accordingly, its great cry was, that this
Reconstruction, so-called, was “irreversi
ble.” On this it harped so much and so
long, that 1 could not but think that here
was the weak point ol the whole affair,
and the Tribune knew it. Y ben we hear
a man forever prating of his honesty, or
his courage, we are almost invariably right
to set him down as a thief and a coward;
and so it is that this howl of “irreversi
ble,” by Greeley, means that that long
headed old reprobate very clearly per
ceives that this Congressional Reconstruc
tion is rotten to the core, and destined to
a speedy and ignominious abrogation. To
suppose that eight or nine millions ol the
Caucasian race can be permanently sub
jected to the rule ol a little over three
millions of boot-blacks, washerwomen,
and plow-boys, is an absurdity that, is
enough to make a cat laugh. Human vio
lence can, for a time, it is true, overhear
the great rules of right and the well ap
proved principles of all good government,
hut. in the end. those rules and those
principles, which are of God, re-assert
their supremacy, and overwhelm, utterly
and disgracefully, the things of men. In
France, they slaughtered the Priests once,
overturned the altar, and decreed death to
be an eternal sleep; but, in six years, Re
ligion came back, triumphant to her tem
ples, purified her shattered shrines, and re
erected the beautiful banners of the Cross-
In England, they upset the Constitution, in
Cromwell's time, and confiscated millions
of Cavalier property, but the day came
when the old Government was re-erected
iu tliat country, the old owners re-estab
lished in their possessions, and the body of
Cromwell hanged up to the kites and
crows. So, in the third great convulsion
of modern times, re-action will follow
action as certain as the day succeeds the
iMffht. That the hour is now dark, is, in
deed, true, but so much the more reason
then for rousing up one’s courage to the
dangers that it holds. In easy times it is
easy to be valiant, but the entrance to the
Dark Valley of the Shadow of Death, is
the thing to try the nerves. That the
South is helpless, is a falsehood. I couldn't
help myself is the coward’s plea. The
South is, to-day, the home of nearly one
third of the whole white population of the
United States. It has been welded by op
pression into a solid mass, and union is
strength. It owns the land, and ] ar so ,
power. It employs the Negi oes, and cui
turn them off it 11 icy vote. It is '
■jj men ot known desperate bravery, and I
can break down the Borth by forcingtltct
to keep up immense standing armies. \.
can menace th® “national debt, and jjj.
oair the “national ” credit, by threatening
x) cast its 800,000 white votes, and all the
Negro votes it can rake and scrape, for
straight-out repudiation, if it ever gets a
chance. Its pulpits can animate an undy
ing opposition to tyrants, even asset. Pay]
vaunted his Roman freedom, and the
prophets of old stirred up Israel again s*
Edom. Its Press can insist that the 4
mongrel Governments are all utterly i11,,,
gal, and constantly countenance the people
against any recognition, on any
of either their righttulness, their necessity,
or their justice. And its women can ketp
up the social ostracism with
The South is not helpless. The strugg 1 ,
must not be given up. The instrumentali
ties are abundant, and the prospects of
success are clear. No people, said a dear
brained statesman, once, can be long so
danger if their hearts are sound; and the
lesson is one that is of peculiar force to-day.
The future of the United States Govern
ment is dark. Dangers and difficulties an
ahead of it, and at almost any day the de
position and attitude of the South may
rise into supreme importance. Nine mil
lions out of twenty-eight millions can never
be long without weight, and especially i>
this the case when those millions are knit
together by the most affecting ties of a
common cause. Courage, therefore. Gird
up thy loins, O! reader, and play the
To speak of general topics, it w ill U
seen that, game to the last, Mr. Jolmsoi
has vetoed the Reconstruction bills, as was
hinted in a prior letter he would do. Tri
umphant as Reconstruction appears to be,
there are some hitches in it yet, which, for
lack of time, cannot be more than allude 1
to, as in connection with the proposed
14th amendment, and from a recollection
of some of the President’s words at an in
terview, mentioned heretofore, I should
not be at all surprised that he would yet cut
out work for the Reconstruction doctors.
For the information of those intendii _
to visit this city during the Democratic
Convention, I may say that the Alabama
delegation will quarter at the Metropolitai
and St. Nicholas hotels; the Georgian.' a'
the Chandler House, just across the street
from Tammany Hall, the place of meeting,
the Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina.
Maryland, and Kentucky men will stop a*
the New York Hotel; the South Carolini
ans and Floridians at the Southern Hotel
the Mississippians at the Everett House
and the Texans and Virginians will 1
heard of at the New York Hotel. It i
pleasant to see in the list of names so man;,
of the true men of the South, and it make
one feel homelke to read here that liu
Hill, Gordon, Reid, of Macon, Phil Sim
mons, Pottle, of Warrenton, and Ram
Wight, are to be along from the gallar.
old State that worried Hindquarters Pop.
out of his saddle, and scared Plenary
Meade into a jelly with the Ku Klux.
Everything promises what, in the slam
of these parts, is called “a big time”—;
harmonious session, a straight-out Demo
cratic platform, a whirlwind of enthusiasm
and an aggressive fight. There is to he m
standing on the defensive—the war is to 1
carried into Africa, and these dirty buz
zards who defile the Temple of Libert
charged up to the hilt.
Some Facts About the Dome ok ou;
National Capitol.— The dome of the
Capitol at Washington is the most anibi
tious structure in America. It is a hun
dred and eight feet higher than tin
Washington Monument at Baltimore,
sixty-eight feet higher than that o i Bui*
ker Ilill, and twenty-three feet liighei
than the Trinity Church spire of New
York. It is the only considerable dome
of iron in the world. It is a vast hollo v
sphere of iron weighing 8,009,20' 1
pounds. How much is that ? More tliai
four thousand tons, or about the weight o
seventy thousand full-grown people; o:
about equal to a thousand laden coal car.
which, holding 4 tons apiece, woul
reach 2 miles and a half. Directly ove:
your head is a figure in bronze, “ Ainei
ica,” weighing 14,985 pounds. Th
pressure of the iron .dome upon its pier
and pillars, is 13,477 pounds to th*
square foot. St. Peter’s presses near!;
20,000 more to the square foot, and St
Genevieve, at Paris, 60,000 pounfi
more. It would require to crush th
supports of our dome, a pressure of 755
280 pounds to the square foot. Th*
cost was about 81,100,000. The nev
wings cost about 86,500,000. Th
architect has a plan for rebuilding th*
old central part of the Capitol and cn
larging the Park, which will cost abo 1
When does a candle resemble a tend
? When it is set up for a lai
A paper in Indianapolis, Indiana, pr*
poses that hereafter, instead of saying, “h
us sing the doxology,” the minister sim
say, “Let us put on overcoats, adjust lur
slip on gloves, grab hats, and look to '
! Lord, and be dismissed.”