- Covetous people often seek to shelter themselves behind the widow's mite, and to give a paltry siim to benevolent objecta under oover of hor contnbution. The following iccident has a moral for all such : A gentleman oalled upon a wealthy friend for a contribution. '■ Yes, I Huppose I must give you rny mite," e„id the rich man. " Yon mean the widow's mite, I suppnge," replied tbe other. " To be sure I do.'" The gentleman ooVitinued - " I wil! be 8atltied with half us rnnoh as she gave. How mucti are you wirth ?" " Seventy thuusand dollars," ho answernd. !' Give mo a check for thirty-five th'usarui ; that will be just half as much as the widow gave; for nhe gave all the hal." [t was a new idea to the tvealthy mercbaut. A gfod story is told of a ga'.lant Brigtidier who made a visit to the Asvluui for the dcaf and duiiib and was so much delitïhted that he nent his band over to nerenade the iumates. The facts becorniiig knowD, he was iroportuned to invite the inraatea of the blind Asylum to see bic next parade. Since 1800, Catholics have expended L5,000,000 in Ireiaod in buildÍDg their i cburchep. '