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Bishop McQüaid of Rochester bas ordered that hereafter in his dioceso none but Goman Catholics and actual conimun-cauts shall sing in the choivs. He says: "How re YJlting it is for the congregaüon to hcar the voice of one who does not believe in virhat he or she is singing. It is mockery, instead of worship." _ The niother of a family consisting of two grown-up daughters, living in Goffstown, N. H., rocently died, and when the undertaker came to perform his duties the falher was asked the name of his wife. His reply was, "Motilar." No other name could he remember, and the daughters were equally ignorant, having never known their parent by any other name than "Mother." A yocng secretarylegation.of whose duties required his attendance at a recent White House reception, was so unwilhng to loso a moment of the opera, with Theo in the cast, that he left the theatre, changed his evening dress for his diplomatic costume in the carriage while driving to the White House, saluted the president and retnrned as he had come to the opera. He was absent from the theatre just thirty minutes. _ Wrrn the unpleasantnefs between England and Rus3ia about to assume open hostiiities. the affair in the Soudan country still in a wiirl Barrios tea ring up Central America, _lhe French and Chinese gotting right down to business, Riel rebelling 'in the British Northwest, and some brushes on the sea, there is every prospect for a vory lively time in the immediate future. Mr. Krupp and othor manufacturera of life-taking machinery smilo as they haven't smiled for years. _ The Grand Jary of Coweta county, Fia., is "mortified to flnd that the sale sale of spritous liquors in our county has been íar in excess of the necessary wants of the people for medical purposes," and still further asks the Legíslature to so ammid the law that ,"each licensed druggist be required to advertise once a month in a new spaper published in the county the ñames of all persons who procured liquors during the previous month, and the quantity purchased by each." Mr." Amos T. Atwatek, secretary of the National Cattle Association, who has been making a tour of Texas, estimatos the loss of cattle there this season at from three to fivo per cent. The closing of tho oíd trail north will compel the owners to throw much of their surplus stock on tho market, which will depress tho prico of be6f. The Texan ranges are over-stocked. Last year at this time over $1,000.000 worth of conIracts were held by Texas ranchtnen, but this year not a dollar, owin to the closing of the trail. Mr. Atwater thinks the day of freo grazing in Texas is about over. In the near future stock raisars will havo to pasture their herds on their o inlands and cultívate ground enough for fodder to carry their cattle through the winter. Says the Lewiston, Maine, Journal: The clergymen of Portland have united in a request that the newspapers cf that city suppress the details of criminal reports. The Christian Mirror says the Apostle Paul said of the heathenish vices prevalent in his day, "It is a shame aven to speak cf the tbings that are done of them in secret." The Mirror "hopes that the plea will reach notonly the details of crime, but all that grossncs3 in language and style which has somoümes been erroneously mistakeD for smarttiess." The end at which these clergymen aim, is praiseworthy - namely, that Bverything which minister3 to a prurient curios' tv, to vico, to evil of every sort, should bo suppressed. But to suppresb all particular of crime, is not to effect this ond. The public have a right to insist that nbwspapers give thein the news, but they equally have the right to insist that the details of crimes shall bc so narrated as to show' vice in Ui hideous deformity rather than a pretty nice thing, with dramatic, sen3ational and attractivo features. Wo cannot shut our eyes to the fact that we ara in the midst of a good deal of wickedness, and wo can not protect oursolves against wickedness by shutting our eyes. Virtue is botter than innocency. Tho publicity of crime, the publicity of the consequences of crime, are important factors in preventing crime. Many a newsaper has thus materially contributed to ferreting out the criminal. Many & boy has found his soul revolting at. drunkennoss, notonly attho sightof it out at tho accounts oí the sad conseuencas of alcoholism which newspapors daüy supply. The publicity of nauseating and uanecessary details cf crime, doubtless, is the offense against which tho Portland clergy rightly protest. We remember a recent oflfenae oi this sorfc into which inany newspapers in New Bngland were recenllv botrayed by an Associated Press dispatch - mattor which of ten does not pass under the eye of the editor . . A Word Fitly Spoken.- Farents aro frequently impatient with children because they do not understand niatters, or quickly comprehend some hint or sign given at a special moment. A lady once complained of her little girl, who happened to be especially stupid at the wrong moment. An old gentleman rebuked her saying: "If you had learnéd as much in every two years of your Life as she has, you would be a pretty wiso woman by this time." That remark eet her thinking, and sho never complained afterward bacauseher cliild was not able to comprehend as quickly as she did. The child was probably as smart as its tnother at her age, and what more could be required. It was a word fitly spoken, and it bore good fruit.


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