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Roman Catholic Religious services. --For the last two weeks a band of Redemptorist brothers, consisting of Messrs. Smulders, Wissel, Jacobs and Duffy, have been holding a mission, or what Protestants would style a revival, at St. Peter's Cathedral, and it has been highly successful. Some idea as to the labors of these missionaries may be formed when the order of exercises is stated. They are at work from five in the morning till ten and eleven at night. At the first named hour a regular discourse is preached, and the pulpit occupied at eight for instructions concerning the Catholic faith, and at 7 P. M. a third discourse. In the meantime, however, the confessional is regularly attended by the members of the mission. The deepest interest has been awakened in the mission, and the church is crowded by large and serious congregations, anxious to have the Word preached and to witness the exercises. Some of the discourses preached were remarkable for fervency, earnestness and el
Seeing is believing. This is the title of an essay in Blackwood of October , devoted to spirit-rapping, table-moving, and other phenomena of that description. This essay seems to have been prompted by Mr. Robert Dale Owen's amusing, but, we presume, not very philosophical work, "Footfalls on the Boundary of another World," and is, in fact, a review of that popular work.--The writer very candidly admits that seeing is believing — Indeed, we should think it rather difficult to dispute that proposition with any great degree of success. He takes ground, however, against the habit-- very common, he assures us — of confounding our inferences with what we see. Thus, when we see a table rise up from a floor, we are at liberty to believe the evidence of our eyes, but we are not at liberty to infer from the fact that we are unable to discover the means by which it is raised, that the raising is supernatural.--This, however, he says, is precisely what is done. We see the phenomenon, we d
— Such a signal humiliation would be felt to the uttermost ends of the great Empire. It could not be explained away or falsified, and all China would come to know that the Emperor himself had no choice in this matter, and that the only safe policy was to keep faith with foreigners. That course was open to Lord Elgin. He had an army and a fleet behind him which could carry him from one end of China to the other He had plenty of time for his work, for when Lord Macartney quitted Peking, in October the weather had only just begun to be pleasantly cool. Will he use his opportunity? We can but hope he may. But what honor will this expedition bring if it should end only in the battering down a Chinese fortification? What advantage will the Embassy secure if it results only in a ratification of the Treaty of Tien-tsin? The treaty itself has been broken; of what greater value can be a ratification condescendingly granted to an Ambassador who may or may not be subjected to any amount of
Messrs. Woodhouse & Co. They were all published by Appleton & Co. Quiet Thoughts for Quiet Hours. By the author of "Life's Morning," "Life's Evening," "Sunday Hours," &c. Boston: J. E. Tilton & Co.--A very neat volume, of a pious and poetical character. For sale by Woodhouse & Co. Considerations on some of the elements and conditions of Social Welfare and Human Progress. Being Academic and occasional discourses and other pieces, by C. T. Henry, D. D. New York: D. Appleton & Co. For sale by Woodhouse & Co. Chambers' EncyclopÆdia.--We have the twenty-first part of this EncyclopÆdia now issuing by D. Appleton & Co., from Messrs. Woodhouse & Co. Songs of Ireland; edited and annotated by Samuel Lover, author of "Handy Andy," "Rory O'More, " &c.--illustrated. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald. For sale by Woodhouse & Co. Reviews.--We have received from Messrs. Woodhouse & Co., agents for the American reprints, the London Quarterly and Edinburg Reviews for October.
for short loans, Government security, was about four per cent. Paris advices say that although the pressure for gold on the Bank of France continued, that establishment had decided not to raise its rate of discount above 4 ½ per cent. for the present. It was thought the Bank of France would continue to obtain gold supplies from England, but the Times' city article maintains that this need excite no uneasiness, although the drain on the Bank of France since the statement is said to have been immense. The shares of the Grand Trunk Railway, of Canada, rallied three per cent. on the 10th. It is rumored that the Duke of Newcastle is to receive the Order of the Garter, now in the gift of her Majesty, owing to the death of Richmond. The express mail train from Glasgow to London, when at full speed, ran into a cattle train on the Trent Valley Railway. Nine persons, mostly drovers, and thirty head of cattle, were killed. All the passengers miraculously escaped unharmed.
Robber Discovered. --On the 10th inst., we published a notice of the waylaying and robbery of a young man, as he was passing into the United States Hotel building, to visit his mother. The version then given was said to have been his own, on the morning after the occurrence. Yesterday, a gentleman living in the hotel, informed us that the "robbery" was entirely imaginative on the part of the young man. The night before, when on a frolic, his watch was deposited at a restaurant on Main street for safe keeping, and has since been given to him. His cuts and bruises were received in a fight, while in a state of intoxication. So much for the robbery.
Burned to death. --Miss Lizzie H. McPherson, aged thirteen, daughter of Rev. Mr. McPherson, principal of the female college, at Memphis, Tenn., was burned to death on the 10th inst., her dress caught from the fire, and she was rapidly enveloped in flames, from which it was impossible to rescue her in time to save life. She died very soon after the accident.
mph than these beautiful boats. For miles under slow steam we proceeded up the bay, the shore developing new and picturesque scenes as we advanced, until suddenly we opened the immense and wonderful city, which he that has not seen has not seen a wonder at least equal to the renowned and fair city of Seville. Our anchorage is seven miles distant from the shore --a very material objection either to safe or frequent visits, as the weather is very cold and the winds are very fresh. On the 10th, the Ambassadors and the whole septuagint — kamis, no-kamis, cooks and porters — were landed in their own boats, the yards were manned, the howitzers were fired, and the band played in the best style of Herr Rimbach, the leader, our own American air, "Home, Sweet Home," and thus ended the last act in this eventful drama. In the evening many presents were sent aboard, consisting of cosa de comeny leber, among which predominated the favorite tipple of the facetious and jovial Falstaff, and
From California. --The overland Pony express, with San Francisco advices to the 12th ult., arrived at Fort Kearney on Wednesday, four days behind time. The Cortez sailed from San Francisco on the 10th for Panama, with a fair complement of passengers and nearly a million and a half in treasure for New York. Business, as usual at this season of the year, was very dull. A. L. Stookfleth, the Hamburg consul, and a merchant of extensive connections, committed suicide on the 10th ult. He was heavily involved pecuniarily.
The Daily Dispatch: March 4, 1861., [Electronic resource], What Mr. Buchanan proposes to do after the fourth of March. (search)
Missouri State Convention. Sr. Louis, Feb. 28. --The State Convention met at Jefferson City at 11 o'clock yesterday morning. Judge Orr called the Convention to order. Judge Hamilton R. Gamble, of St. Louis, was elected temporary Chairman, and S. L. Miner, of Cole county, temporary Secretary. Committees on credentials and permanent organization were appointed, when, it being found that only seventy-five members were present, the Convention adjourned till 10 o'clk next day. Ex-Gov. Sterling Price will probably be the permanent President. After a permanent organization has been effected, the Convention will probably adjourn to St. Louis, the Mercantile Library Hall being tendered for that purpose. The news of the adjournment of the Peace Conference and the passage of Corwin's propositions in the House, produced a pleasant effect upon the members. St. Louis, March 1.--The State Convention met at Jefferson City at 10 o'clock A. M., Judge Gamble in the
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