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i J*'Ip ITII /. l.l ii t. i . . [,' r  r Page Tweh, e ---- i|l BULLS' THAT ARE (Daily American Tribune) By Patrick Power Whenever the paternity of a bull is uncertain an attempt is made to] father it on some unfortunate Irish- man. Yet it wa: a Seotchwomen who aid that the butcher of her own Lown killed only half a beast at a time; it was a Dutchma who said a pig had no EAR marks except a short curley tail; and it was an Eiglish magistrate who, being tohl that a vagabond brought before him for trial was UN- married responded: "That's a good thing for his WIFE." It was a Welsh justice of the peace who im%rmed a habitual drunkard that "ne should dentials, he made his debut at Drury I Lane Theatre as Norval in 1813, cre- ||.[. ating a i'avorable impression. The h'- NOT --,-v-,,ish tour of 0081,l was a success, and he formed a lasting frmmiship with Dan- iel O'Connell, then beginning to make a name as a barrister. Payne sent the music as well as the verses of "Home, Sweet Home" to Sir Henry Bishop, and as there is mucii misconception as to the source of the melody, it seems tolerably certain that Bishop's share in it was merely as an "arranger." Here is Payne's own ac- count, communicated to his friend, James Rees, of Philadelphia: First Heard Air in Italy "I first heard the air in Italy. One beauHful morning, as I was strolling alone amid some delightful scenery, nay attention was arrested by the sweet voice of a peasant girl who was have taken the pledge long ago, when I, earrying a basket laden .with flowers ,, and ve etables ]?lus lmntlve au she he found he couldn t keep sober. It ' g '" P" ": was a London policeman, who giving trilled out with so much sweetness evidence in Court, stated that a "pairi an(l simplicity that the melody at once , caught my fancy I accosted her, and of handcuffs had to be IILEDI ' ' " " ' "' ' ' ,, tlirough with CHISILLS." It was an l after a few moments conversatmn I English editor who alluded in an e(li- asked he name of the song, which torial to Germany's alliance with 4he could not give me, but having a Australia. It was a Liverpool knight of the hammer who announced at a sale that the cupboard to be disposed of "had been in possession of the OWNER for FIVE GENERA'"IONS." it was a Portuguese m,tyor who enumerated among the marks by which the body of a DROWNED man might be identified when found, "a marked impediment in hi: SPEEC1-L It was an English reporter who stated that at a meeting of the Ethnological society there were exhibited "casts ox the skull of al individual taken at different periods of )(iult life to show the changes produced in ten years," though Dean Swift mentions TWO skulls preserved in this country, one of a person when a boy, and the other of the SAME person when he had sIigliF ]h0wledge of music myself-- only enough for the purpose--I dotteil ([own the notes as best as I eouhl. It was tis air that suggested the words of 'Home, Sweet Home,' both of' whidh I sent to Bishop at the same timG"i was preparing the opera of 'Clari' for Mr: Kemble. Bishop happened to know the air perfectly well, mid adapted the music to the words." Journalist in New York Payne get into low water again in ]831, and he returned to New York, when he took up journalistic work. At length, in 1842, he was appointed Con- sul at Tunis, a post which he held for five years. Owing to a change of Government he had to resign m 1847, and return to America, but in 1851 he was reinstated at Tunis, amt retained grown to be a man. It was an orator the Consulship till his death on April from one of our western states who, I 1, 1852. A few weeks before his warming o his subject at an election- death he was received into the Catho- l ,,  h Church by the vlcm of the Catho eering meet'ng, exclaimed: ]?here is " " " " " not a man, woman or child in this vast lic Bishop of Tunis, and died an edify- aml representative assembly of free ling death, surrounded by the good citizens, who has arrived a the age Sisters of Charity. of FIFTY YEARS, but has fel this truth thundering through their minds] for CENTURIES." It was a Canadian l jury who recently returned as aver. II iCnt  thwtti:tuhteted:e:a;essi:da 13"30 'v " ' " ' 'S " this list could be prolonged into volumes, but sufficient has been writ- ten to prove that the making of bulls and blunders is by no means an Irish monopoly. Reception Into Church For evidence of Payne's reception into the bosom of the Church the fol- lowing letter from Father Abram Jo- seph RYan, the poet-priest of the Con- federate army, author of "The Con- quered Banner," a friend of Payne,] may be taken as conclusive. This let- I ter was written to the "Catholic Co-] lumbia" in 1883: ] "The author of 'Home, Sweet Home'[ has found a home of loving, pathetk' THE GUARDIAN MIRACLES OF LOURDES l"that Our Lady was an Immaculate VD.'in; sin never having had domin- ASTONISH PHYSICIANS I in over her the beauty of her youth couM never fade." I Michaelangelo has inscribed his Vast Crowds Gather to See Pa/'atytic name on the gn'dTe o tile o; it is said to be the only work on which he ever did so. NEW YORK CATHEDRAL Who Walks After Years nf Hope- less Suffering. Lourdes only London.--Carried to recently, paralyzed and incapable of, helping himself, William Traynor, a Liverpool Catholic, is at this moment l one of the most striking instances of I the nfiracles of Lourdes that the worhi I has ever seen. For five years this Catholic man was nmved about from hospital to ho:pital, undergoing no fewer than sixteen operations, to save him trom this disastrous effects of wounds re- ceived at the Dardanelles during the war, The surgeons werd unable to help him, and at last, carried helplessly in a wheeled chair, Traynor "vent to Lourdes with the great pllgrmage from Lancashire. He was carried down to the healing waters, and after the ninth immersion he was able to walk out of the waters without any assistance whatever. At Liverpool, when the pilgrimag returned, a vast crowd thronged the platformf where the pilgrim train was co draw up; for news of the marvel had been flashed from Lourdes to Liv- erpool. Spellbound by the sight of - the once paralyzed man walking free-! ly and easily across the platform, the] crowd broke out into cheers, at the .,pectacle of this wonder wrought through ther/tercession bf the Ble, "- ed Virgin. It is not wise to generalize; but a l very great change seems to be tak- ing place in British non-Catholic pub- lic opmmn in regard to Lourdes. Ths change of attitude is being helped by[ i the tale of the .wonders wrought in Scotland, where at the Lourdes shrin erected 5y the Catholic miners in the I village of Carfin, remarkable answers to prayer are reported. All this is   aiding in breaking down the old ma- terialistic ideas, and it must inevita- TREASURER IS DEAD I (By N. C. W. C. News Service) New York, Aug. 2.,'.James A. Far= ley, who was for more than twenty years a member oi u,e ot, ard of Trustees and Treasurer o St. Pat- rick's Cathedrm, dieu on Thursday, after a brief illhhs. He was one of the mos prominent y atholics in the archdiocese and was active in I ninny branches of church and religious work. Requiem Mass was solemnized f at the Cathedral on Saturday morn-[ ing. I !i1llllllllllll[iIr[[illllllllllli[iIIlnlllllllllllIIiilHlllll !lllllllllllllllllllllllllllltlllllllltllllllllllllllllllllllIItltllllnllllll bly lmve an important bearing on the immediate future of the Catholic Church. Paris--Practically the entire city of Blois on the Loire is celebrating the miraculous cure at Lourdes of a local dres./maker, Germaine Rossignol, who returned from the famous shrine re- cently in perfect health. When she left a tew weeks ago on a pilgrims' train, she had to be conveyed on a stretcher. Her friends say she look- ed like a "corpse on the way :o the The death of V'atlmr Constantine Chounaval, presumed to have been the oldest Catholic priest in the world, is Yeped-from Colobo, Cey- lon. He was ordained to the priest- hood in 18'anO was stationed at Ceylon for seventy-five years. Love which, as the proverb implies, loses at least one eye, seems to have the other remarkably The Conventionalists. The pl'incille of our is, "act as if it were true, aS] will be given."--The Light God's majesty speaks tc works of His Ahnighty History of Richard Raynal l,owest prices Honest LASETER FURNITURE COMPANY Dealers in NEW and SECOND-HAND FURNITURE We Pay Best Cash Prices for Second-Hand Houselmld Goods 715 West Seventh Street ]lllllllllllIiiIIiillllllllllllllll[iliiillllllllllllll [ll[lllllilltlllll II[l[t[ll[lllllllllllllll Compliments oJ Ar]fansas ' Oldest Machinery House Thos. Cox & Sons Machinery Co, "The House o/Service" Established 1876 sleal piece, misnamed an "opera," called "Clari, the Maid of Milan," written by Payne, and set to muc by Bishop, which was produced on May 8, 1823. Born in New York John Howard Payne was born in New York on ffune 9, 1791, and at an .early age took to the stage, making his debut at the Park Theatre, in the character of Norval in "Douglas" in February, ]807. After five years' ex- perience at various American thea- tres, he decided to try his fortune in England, and, armed with good ere- AUTHOR HOME SWEET HOME memory in countless hearts. How cemetery." She is twenty-six years Washington, D. C.In view of te many know that this sad heart h.'.d old and had been suffering from put- many articles written apropos o the found a home in the Catholic Church ? I monary tuberculosis. centennary o "Home, Sweet Home" When the corpse of the homeless ex- I ' ile was brought to this country, howl says W. H. Grattan Flood in'The  .  , A NOBLE TRIBUTE Month, it is strange that no reference is it that a minister of the ,piseopa was made as to religious beliefs of Church officiated at his obsequies, in T !1 IqqlB UID_IM John Howard Payne, the author of11852 Payne died, in the 62nd year of 111 .lJO IiZXUIi that immortal ballad. Just a hundreU, his age. The Catholic Bsn.op ot urns ! was on terms of closest mhmacy wzth Mlehela years ago the touching lyric of : . . . " ngelo, whose frescoes h te "Home, Sweet Home" was sung for l the poet, and the pnes wno prayed Sistine chapel are the wonder of ta the first time, at Covent Garden Then- at his grave spoke often of him in world, was eminent as a painter, a tre, by Miss Tree, and at once eeamel terms of highest praise, sculptor and an architect. In St. Pc- popular It was introduced into amu t Death-Bed ter's, Rome, may be seen his Pieta, a "During his sickness the Sisters of marble group representing the Bless- Charity--Rosalie, Josephine, Marie, and Celeste--nursed him. And they, with his Moorish domestics aml his] Mussuhnan servant, Mohammed, saw i his spirit pass. away, and closed his I eyes in death. This information will I be new to many, and will gladden I many a Catholic heart." ] Though buried at Tunis, in 1852, a 1 movement was initiated and success- I fully carried out by an Irish Catholic I admirer of the poet, General Corcor- an, a pupil of Georgetown University, as a result of which, as Father Ryan ed Virgin with the body of the dead Saviour on her knees. The critics of the time objected to the youthful appearance of' t]ie Moth- er, but he defended it on the ground that it afforded an additional proof of her pure and spotless character. "You forget," he said to one critic, indicates, the remains of Payne were taken to America, and removed to Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, where a monument was erected by public subscription in June, 1883. iIP m u m --' ill[[i[[iItllII[[[[illllltti[ll[| ul$l[[[[l[If[fflII[lllllI]I[}fi. --- It isn't necessary that any man possessed of ordinary sense - and health should remain the sport of poverty, all his days =_- Whether his earnings be large or small, he can save a part. Say- = ings, wisely invested, will in time become a modest fortune. This - is the slow way, but a sure one. i Now and then a man gets rich quickly. But men have been -= scheming since the world began to find an easy way to opulence. - The great majority of the schemers have come to grief. The way - to make SOMETHING from NOTHING has never been discov- = ered. - It is EASY to get ahead the slow but SURE way. 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