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The Daily Dispatch: November 13, 1860., [Electronic resource], Letter from
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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
The Daily Dispatch: November 27, 1860., [Electronic resource], Naval intelligence. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: November 27, 1860., [Electronic resource], An heroic wife. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: December 18, 1860., [Electronic resource], Strange meteor. (search)
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.
The Daily Dispatch: December 18, 1860., [Electronic resource], Burned to death. (search)
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.
The Daily Dispatch: January 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], Slaveholding
The Daily Dispatch: February 4, 1861., [Electronic resource], From
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
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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