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The American Pilgrims To Rome

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New York, June 9. - A correspondent on board the steamship Pereire writes : " ïhe American pilgrims are as uierry a band of pleasure seekers as I have happened to encounter anywhere, engaging during the voyage in many innocent amusements and dweiling together in eace and good humor. Bishop Doreuser, of Fort Wayne, is the merriest soul ou joard the steainer, and with his endiess ;oöd nature and healthful cheerfulness las done more than any other passenger ;o relieve the monotony of the voyage. ?he only couiic Bong sung on the voyage was begun by Priest I)oery, and omically it was sung too. At a concert gotten up by Mademoisselle De Moissel, rima donna of the late New Ürleans roupe, returning to Paris, the pilgrims ontributed both audience and actors. 'he concert was for the benefit of the 'erehe and realized a handsome sum. arret and Palmer, of Booth's Theater, JNew ïork, wore on tho programme for 10 Geus d' Armosduet, but this was postoned, much t the regrot of the pil rrinis, witli whoui, particularly th ishop. they havo established the mos inioable relations. Learning that they were theater managers, the Bishop inno cently enough told them how highly hc commended the productiou of good, mora dramas and historioal plays, but severely condeHined the representatiou of such debasing spectaoles as the Black Crook Among the pilgrims are Mrs. Fitzgerak and Mrs Ives, of Richmond, Va., cousins of Baphael tSemmps, the well-knowu commander in the confedérate navy. They are accompanied by two sons of the latter, studonts at tho Jesuit College at Georgetown, one of whom has been selected to carry into Rome the American made at the Colloge and presentad to the pilgrims."


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