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ST. ' IATEUR'

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BOaRBONNAIE GROvtllLL. FRIDAY, Sent. 21 1883.

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The h I~ ic year f' :3- ± open d pr mptly and under m t au-piciou circum~t:.m es, on Tue..--day the 4 h. in.:,t. i t ~ doubtful iJ. at any time in the pn~t, a more am ~t and gentlemanly gathering of <>tuden~ took place within the wall:, of ._t. Yin. ur' . The Rn. F athers Beaudoin. M::u--sile and Mainville, to the grca delight nf all, till retain their old po,ition:-,. They rccei ~·ed all "ith their u~tml courtr>ly and kinrln~ ", formed dtk 'e:" without delay . and with urprking quickn •. Th rnutine of s udy wa.s resumed with a willh1gne- · am'\ rerrularity that augurs well for the cnming y ar'" l"ork It is sincerely to be hoped that ·o good a lx-"'inning I" ill he pro<iucti ve of all that it prom is~ all(l all lba i hoped therefrom. \f ' no ice among the arrivaL" many n'W f:1~. hut all '' !10 nrc now ntcring s and on the thre·hold of a home who--c nim 1.-. to fit them for the !!Teat ;:,truggle that lie<> b11ynnrl. ,-hr , ol de,ire i. to make of all, true chri"tians nnd r rfec mt·n. It is a sad f.1ct that :o-ne< ~ ocs not nll,-ay~ crown th end dc,ircrl. hu lin '11eh cnse, f.'lilure vctwrnlly rlrrl('nd~. nnd b trnccahle to fhult on th part of the on who f:tils. lmlu•try. J'ICt~e,-rmnr.c and ::1 strict n<lherencc to tlw rn)P., lairl dnwn ft~r our gnirlance cannot fail to 5Ccurc to n- the fl t.'linmen of •UCC(" in wh:1tcver we undertake; wi hont a •trict adherene' o th~e three principle· we t~•n h•lj for nnthing. hy a rigid oh-en·ancc of them we C.'ln noa•onnh!_,. hope lor all. Tn onr p:ttrnn~ of the pa.,t. both nb-<crihcT" anrl xch!JUgc•. w1• tenner nnr -<inrere thanks f<lr their kincllv n"i:;tan c nml f<lrl'ICarnn . nn•l we tru-t thnt the pre'c~t year l"ill find hem ~~.-~ <>nernu~ anrl forhe'lrin"' as the p:l--t. One feature nf the collca -till remain'< unchanged: thr 'V • wing of the hnilrling. i' a~ yet. untonchc•L " .' nre nn '-O fortunate a many of our ~ister in.' 4itutinn". t••t)('('i. IIY in th "1:::1$t. who h!l.VC larg-e hcqnr•t:; and rlnnatinn,' 1)(',-tn c•t on hem. ye "~"C think in a ' inn of th> C•Hm~ry ~n thi kly pnpulateri us onN is wi wh 'rt' h m ·1n- ar ccrt.'linl.> no w-an in!!. t h!tt ome m ,,n;; might h di vL :>d ncr hy U1e good Fa the ~- 'nlrl he n.-1h! d n eomp! t heir hnildina. Th effnr " tn bring th nt propori n are nd to , '-k

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a nee from tho~ to whose 5~"1t and ity it i an ornamen and a Yaluable acqu' , ition ·, certainly not going heyond our pr vince. AU the labt'r. all th~ fruit. ::md th r ult.s tber of, a exemplified in the tc~chings ~md graduat • of the institution, ::ue for 110 selfish end or aim; they are not confined to one or to a few indiv iduals, their effec~ i" wide pre.'ld and lasting. for they build not for to-day or to-morrow but for eternity. The only foe that sociali m drend to-day, and the only one that csn ucc fully meet and >anqui, h it in its mad career i the spiri.t that guide:, such imtitutions and watch OYer its members from childhood to old ag . W hile we h:we no very sanguine hopes of eeing the edifice compl ted in our own time yet we tru t the clay is not far dist:mt when we may h..'lve the ple.'\Smc ot walking through the halls of the new wing.

DIOCE E OF PEORIA. '111e Biennial Ret:rc.!t of the Clergy. [Fram th~ Pmri•T Dmwaat. ] On th(' 2!lth. nlt. the <'lcrgy of the diocese of PcoriP, together w1th Rt. RcY. Bi•l10p ::::p81ding. their eli ting-ui<ilied prelate, held the w•ual hicnnial retreat at Ft. Yiatcur's College , Bourl)()nnai• Gnwr. wo miles north of Kankakce. Th ~ilPncc and retirement of the locality, together ~ith the arhorial "hn~ sand ~ell lair! ou park<;, render th place well suited fur o holy an ol~jec . The <piritnal cxcrei~ were conducted by Hev. \Yi ' rl. ('. S~ . H. On Friday, the 6U1. iost. Ht. Ikv. Bishop p.'ll<ling cclchrate<l :\la.~ · haYing for his pious congregation ~·,·rnt}" the pric-t• of hi, dioce. , all of whom, y ed in surplice , and •tole p:1rtook of the mo adorahlc ...,acTam cnt of the altar. The Pap~ I lX'of'rliction wa. given to all pre nt· and thus closed a wc<'k of fen-or ~nrllove. It may he well to state U1at owing to thl· nc<'C ity for <Orne of U1e clcric.al hody to remain in charw nf v11Ii0u• pari-he~ all were not ahle to attPnd. Thus we <we, cnntra.<tin11 the prc'('nt numhcr of bhor1!rs of souls with that when the z a!r)U~ hc,vl of U1e di~ enh'red on hi~ epi.ocopal duties. the rapi•l ~'To th of Cathohci min crntral Illinoi~. The fJi(l("('.; containccl nnt Dlf>re than thirty pri ~ when Di•hop pal din!( tnok ,,.,.. "ion of it. It m'l;<" he w ll bJ remark that the fir;t octtlcr of Bourbonnais w•- :\lr. Lc Ya.'<"<'Ur, a warm an•l flrm fricnrl of :\fark Bcaul 1icn, )fr. Kcll7i" l\11 11 . lr. Huhhar<l, who Wf'r among the fir<t to make a home in Illinok Bourbonnai• ('ollc~ ive• , ry opportunity fnr loy t<J ~rfcd th m<~"h- ~ in hoth thP <"ommPrr ial an• I cf; "'i ~1 cnuro .,, Th" fnd thnt it ha< IW"PR r:U..,(l t'l


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the rank o r a unive r; ity, e nj oyi ng all pri vileges of the ·n me, proves that it has merited, as an educational estublislHn e nt, the support ot all interested in the spread and adva ncement of edu cation. ;vJucll is clue to Hon. J\L C. Quinn , of P eoria, for his kin(l a.nrl successful e fior ls in obtaining for the college its present a.chantng~s . In the sa me village there is au academy fo r t he education of yo ung ladies in nll the higher branche . It is under th e c harge of t l1 e S iste rs of tlw ()ongregation of N olrc Dame, a nd is '' bn1nch of the far -fa med Vill a Ma ria situatecl ncar :\IontrC<tl. Ow ing to th e A1·clliJi sho p of Chi cago having ken sUII llnone<l to l{om e, the pri ests of CJ,icago willuot mak e I heir rl'lrt·at IIi is yea r.

LO CALS. Once more at work ! The CamptlS presents a v ery animated appearance. Plenty of old and an ab undance of new hands to the bat ! " Mac" s'Lys tlnt ho would prefer a " H orn" to playing on the Snare Drum. The Tlwological department cont:tins this y ear, three members of the community. Frank Periolat and i[ichael Coe are s e~id to be organizing a Base Ball nine for the winter season. Old K entucky is looming up. Four anived from there las t week-viz Mcs;rs. Cusack, Mosset, Brown and Kehoe. The Journ::tl congmt ulatcs "Hoosierclom" up on its representation thi s yea~. P <tul has returned to head the rank and file of the "Fat men." Two of o ur form er students graced our t able b y their presence last Sunday-viz: Geo. L avery of Kankakee and Charles. Golden of Minonk. Both arc successi'ul bu siness men. Prof. Eugene Thorpe p .ticl tlte College a visit h st Thursday. For the evening he g,w e a v ery pleasant entertainment consisti ng of v ocal selections n.ncl or.ttoricn.l recitations. Among the Rev. clergy that vi~ i ted us last wee k were R ev. F·tthcrs M cShane and O'Gara of \Vilm ington, Kinsela of the Cathedral, Chicago, Clancy of Essex an cl D ell bar of Wapello. Bishop M;arty of D.1 kota p rtid the college a visit during vacation and v ery urg-ently req uested the co mmunity to fnmish him t eachers fo r the institutions of his diocese. \Ve hope th:tt God will bestow his blessing:; upon our young but thr iving Novitiate tbunclod for t he purpose of fittin g young men for the sublim e <·alling of t he pricsthootl , whose members tl evote their wllU!c li ves t o Catholic oclnc:1tion. A very Sllccess Cu l Forty H ours devotion cntl c<l h st Tu oslln.y at t he p·uqcbial church. Th e S.1.crcd edi fice was crowded wi th worshipper" fr om the beginning to he cncl-thcrcl>y evidencing that in t he mitls of' the

most bu sy peri od of the year, the Cathol ic f:u·mcrs surrounding Bourbonnais regard the snJ vati bn of their souls as the most importnnt of all duties. The pri ests in attendance besid es the Pastor were R ev. Fathers Berge ron, L esage, L etellier, Paradis ::mel Cbouinnrcl. A GOOD EXAMPLE. R.cv. Thomns Kehoe of Covington Kentucky paicl tl1c Co llege his first visit si nee his ordination last l'llonclay, bri11gi ng with him fom students. His rrction in this case ev idently shows that the R e v. Gentleman hns not forgotten his ''Alma Mater" and his donation of $5 .00 to the ''Jom·nal" is an evid ence tl1at onr efforts, no matter bow un worthy of merit, should at least be enco nrngccl. Tlte ",Jo urnal" r eturn s thanks for Uw g ift. AN Jl\TPORTANT EVE NT. L:1st Su nclay three of om classical graduates, v iz: H essrf. McGav ick, Sadlier ancl Conway were presented with the clerical haLit-the c:tssock. It accords the "Journal" no small share of pl cr:~ urc and satisfaction to see y ou ng men snch as th ese taking s uch a step-in em olling themsel vcs postulants-waiting n.ncl preparing themselves for the sacred ministry. 'Ne congratulate the young men upon their first step towards th sacerdotal calling and tr11 st th1t y ears of usefulness in tl;c s:tcrecl ministry, if God ultim:ttcly so wills it, shall bu the irs. GONE B UT XOT FORGOTTEX

If memory longs to go b :1ck and call up the fri cnrls of o m chilclltoocl in co unting o ver the good nnd cl e'lt' old com1n nions who were once our bosom fl'ien<ls, how many d o we finrl t hat are numLered with the clcacl: Ilow m:my olcl :tssociates who once pl·1yecl aronnrl th e old woo rl en school ho use, who froltckccl a ro nncl the green ficltl~ and 1nstnres, Ju vc passed a way, and when at college, how n'lny of o m· old class-nntes, ,,-llo d eclined '' P cmm" together, who ntc from tlw S'lme t-cb lc, who slept in tb c s:tme llOt'll1itory, who pbye<l tbe s·tme o l<l tri ek..; :u·otmcl the Ol(l '·Campus," h.LI'e tl ep'lr te<l fl'Om ou r mi clst, lnve been c:tllccl aw;1j' to rest in t ho b0som of thei r God: Th e g.ty ancl spr ig-htly Ltd , t he more SC'l tte, the h ll'll and hboeions stud ent, the model boy in the cl:tss room :1ml out of' it-c:tcl1 in his t um has bkcn his nnks am ici the f:dlcn. Yes, numhcrs of them hwc clt·oppe l with the f:t lli ng lcn·e;;, tende r ancl full ol' lif'c's you ng vigor. Deli cate flowers opening out and beginn ing to blossom into the be:1uty of m:1nhoorl h :l i' C been c nt clown by the sickll' of relentless Death. Among a ll these, the cl eath of none, pcrhnps, conC<! rns


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ue-ri of thi Yill. rre, and w. ~ horn July 'i tb. 1~6:2 . l'ib o yet u m re b(,y. be munife,ted .~ rrre:lt t.'l"te for tudy. tan early oge wh n as udent of thi_ c )liege. Joou Lefore be !!l"(ldua eel wiU1 bonn~. hi, drama ic L'llen displayed at the cu;,tomnQ· en ert:linmen '· drew forth the nppluu_ of all-pmi.~ wn;, , ow d upvn him from nlJ ·ide and Ita prai , wasju th· d •ern~d. Grown up. his inclinations driller\ nward the le!ml pron ~~ion. and for the purpn:.e of prn~ecutiurr ::-uch tudi ·-, he was sen o George own, D. . where be r mainerl on ye..'lr. I was a his time that sickne · lwgnn o manife::-t it-.elf on th'lt npparent heal hy onstitution. And hrou!!b a. :-hort ime hi· -.h:Hp nnd intPlligent ye b gan to !00:- it.• lu-tre nnrl hi-- -tep h gun to falter. hi ~rlf r 'linnce nnrl checrfulne:-~ of heart--two of hi" leading ·h'lm t ri.stic--hore him up. in fact made him nlmn~t fnr.ge ha the mcchnui~m of hi, life w. • gi dog awny. th·lt wha wa.~ immort'll w. • nlr arly preparecl to leaYe il-. mortal hnhi ntion. He mllicd. howcn'r. and ::-hortly afterwards st·uted tn nttrn1l th' • ·orth \Ve- tern L'niver.sity at Chicago. Bu here. inrlel.'d. he e nld not remain long. hi' ~ick­ nr,.~ 1 <ron to incrcn'<e ctaily. nnd nftrr n ~hort "ny in thP-.e hnll.;~ ol I 11ming he !'('turned-not -ti'rneecl to l•ri!!htcn thr henutiful hnm\' h bad lett lwhincl hy hi~ pr sence. ~~~ he cvrn tmlly ~houlrl-hut. aln< to die. Whn~ a dnu1l of sorrow mu~ h'lng over the home at the dc:1th of ;<uch a ynmu~ num :

Fittl.'rl hy nnture to ;.tn:11l forcmo~t in . ociety-fittcrl hy eclu ati .. n to lw nn honor to hi" fhmiJ:· nnd hi• •·,\lmn ;\LttN''. trnin('(l up under the he-t Cntbolic , ·hool -he wa~ c:tllc•l nwny nt a timl.' when hiil nnturnl :lc \'II ns n quir'rl cnflPwment" wi.'Te lwginnin!!' to mtnif·~t hem<cln'" m•1-t tnlpthly. '\V!'il rlo WI.' recoil ·t him. '\Vdl rio we rcmcmh r thnt chc rfnl Yoiec. th:tt "I n countenance. tha h<otw•t h llft. tlu1t hon •t mind. .Anti h dierl fi." he liYed n model nf fnrtitnd . nf piety ;;lr•ng hen rl nhn•" rlnily h.v the cnn"oling ··wrnmen s tlf he burch 1 c to~ d h_r hb afft>etionnte I ornthcr R( L F~ her JA'!!ri-.

ndoliurr with the ~ rrowful parcn~ in their gre~•t lo-• . he ··Journnl" and i · frien<is-his old da.s~mate.s and born companion•. (IUC aurt nll with sincerC;5t wish say··)Iay hi ,oul re::-t in peace:·• PER.."O ~' ALS.

P. '\Y. litftwd ·:-.:2 tuciics law in Chicng). P. F. ,>nnlan '16 is a prominen law·yer of Peoria. Rev. T. F. O'Brien' 0 ~till remain· p;1.5t r of E..'lgle Centre, I o. J. J .• ·hnhert ' / .) h'l8 become n' of the lendin<r Druc-gi~ of K aaknkec. R eY. D. F. )fc )f'lhon. D . D. '73 offieiatC<l m -ct. Gabriel'~ Cbnrch, 'Sew York ity. RcY. T. Ouimet' :3 make~ iicrht the lab r of Father Cot('. at the S'\crert H ear Church, Chicago. Ill. Rev . .r. .r. Clancy 'if! who b.' cbarcre of a flourishin!! on<rrc•Tation atE "ex paid us a short Yisit L t week. ~\ll who remember the checrfull eountennnce of .P .•J. K c..'\ting ·, 0 will be hr~ppy to learn thnt he is doing a prosper us bnsinc.,- with his thther in '\Vbat Ch cr, Io. o

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Editor ,Jonrnal. Dear Friend: Your corr spondent arriYetl her n few e.cnh,g• since. and L the gue~L of the R ev. :\1 ..T. Bum« on of the mo::-t prominent and gcutlemanprie~b in thi~ vinicity. --tn•·1tor i n liHiy city. In fl:tct, every tbiu<r i. bnsii~ CYcrywherc concealed in thl' earth undcrn nth the room I am now occupying, nn<i evrn hun,lre1h- of ncre•, for mile and mil arouucl. To be canfiill r Rm :lt'n! id if I prolong my st:ty I •hnll w:1ke up ~omc line mnrninv in<rina "Down in a coal mine.''

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~ -otwith" anr\ina ho"'cvcr the enormou hnstl and activity nf tra<lf' in this city. i ~ energetic inhahitan hav not tot.'llly neglf'ctcrl th u-eful anti the beautiful. Though the g:rowth of~tre'ltor ha" hecn mnrYclouq. he pnpuln ion numh ring J,j,()OO oul", nnrl all that in Hi~ nl>"f'IH e imlct>rl -hall l>ng I fi'lt nn<l •n --h~ll hi• ' fiv or ,j_- _YC'\1.,., .. orne of tt~ pnhlic hnilding-< nrc not m1m"r:' h ng 1 ch('ri.-h('d. Tlw QT:t~, tlwt g-row• nlnng infl'rior to nn · in the whole s ate of Jllinoi~. I r fl'r hi.- gra\c m:ty f:lrlcaml retmn: hut II.'- long.1~ hc villn!!e ~rl\~ciallv t'l llw "Plumh llotel" anfl Oper, Jlnn .. e ercctrl hy he : rt'lltnr :llillionnir . ~nrl fnr nll tlwt h hnreh •pin' -h11l ~" i ' lt~ng (·11 'ring h:~rlow" acrn-'" rcpnt\•d frienrl nnrl n--i• ·m of he 1:1horing mnn. hf J!T'(' n ~ :>rri hcn:in he ~kq . ;;o long -.hnll the The~ wo hnilrlin!! arc model strnetnr ' in ver · 8 u l nt~ ('oming t() ~ k kllllwlc ize nt , . Yiateur's nn. iou-ly n•k: "• ho m hr !!TIIH' nL \ Iphnll$11~ Legri•. r -pcd. fill 1 up itb Rll the :llodPrn impnwcmen •1nrl of wh m •n m1ny nf your olrl «tn<h 11 • "I nk, wh•1m n<ljn,t d acrnrding to mod~:m n... t ~ nnrl < yiP . The


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Opera H ouse cont:cins no such ornaments as "Pri vfLte Boxes' ' which in the ey es of Mr. P lumb were considered too lux u.riant and only tended to create such a t lting as an aristocratic society which he spurns with a ll the energy of a tru e mfLn. The soil of t he c0un try a ro und Streator is rich anrl extremely prorlnctivc. A rid e of eight or ten miles through the fLclj ace nt country to wha t are known as the ''Lost LmKls" shall never b ~ forgotten. ~Wavin g fi elds of corn stretching on for miles and miles, immense tracts ot oats, extensive plains of wheat already cut and awaiting the thresher- all these presented a sight as beautiful and as artistic as was e ver concei vet! by t l1e mind of Thomson when he was penning his "Sectsons." By the way the friends of the "Jo unul" may be ple~sed to lci1rn thi1t I saw Doc. Grim es in t his loc::t.lity as " fctt and robust" as ever. His reg:1rds to all students were so numerous t hi1t a second trip at some futur e ch y shall be m:1d e to note a ll. Spei1king of Stre:1tor I c:mnot rcfr.:tin from S'ty ing a few wo rds about K insm'tn a sm1ll v illage 15 mi les to th e north where I sojo urned for a fe w day s wi th D. F. Meagher E sq. the le:tding business mm of th:tt locality and I doubt not the " future mayor of Kinsman." The people of t his town are ex ceedingly energetic and prosperous. Father Hemlo ck whose checrfLtl and hospitable qualities are well known at St. Viatem 's is r esident Pasto r . It w1s an exceedingly gre:tt ple1sure to me, who considered myself as a ''..rara avis" fifty miles from Bourbonnais to meet so mfLny old stud ents in t his vicinity. Among them I mfLy mention Mess rs. ThomfLs M eagher, A. O'Shea, J. L amb, 0. McSha ne, H emy Murphy and R. Lamb. The brother of the last n1.mccl gcntlem'tn is pos tm tster and his courtesy a nd th:tt of Mr. L ·1.tch sb tll long b e remembered. The le:1cl ing hotel is the " Chrke Ho use" tbe proprietor ot which b estowed no small fil.vors on the " Jo nrn::t.l" r epresentative. It was with heartfelt regret that I tore myself away from Kinsman. In fact so gre:tt b ec:tme my attachment my res ponse wcts t he usual nc~e r ! no, never ! Wishing the " Jounnl" the g re ttest s uccess a nd pro mising to let yo u he'tr from mc ag· tin occ:ts iotnlly , T remain, Dear Ed itor, · Yom·s Sincerely J.P. M. NOTRE DAME ACADEMY. It is cert:tinly fL pleasur·e to us to b'l. ve t he opportunity of noticing the progress ancl ad v:tncement of chris tian

eel uc:ttion. It is a pleasant task to note the prosperi ty of those who lnve to stru g ; le for y e ws agLi11st tl1egrc;ttcs t odds to mrt intttin Catholic inst itutions, fur th e chi c[" purpose of dissemin<Lting t m th anrl Ot1ly the truth; fvr t lw purpose of tr,Liniu~ up goJ 1 a a 1 virtuous mea a :11 women. Am ong those, th e inhabitants of Bombonnais Grove can point with prid e to the C:tth0lic conv ent in their midst und er t he d irecti on of the Sisters ofNot.r e D:tmc. A " J o urnal" r cprcsentati ve paid this instit ntion a visit a few day s ago a nd was sho wn , thrungh the kindn ess of the Supcrioress thro ngho ut the sp:tcio us b tlls an'l ch ss rooms. To s:ty tlnt we were aston isheel at the lJe:tn ty and elcg;t nce of th is lovely con vent home . wo uld be to s:ty little; and t o atte mpt to r1e3cribe t!1e S'Lm e wc>all b e ftr m or e th'tn th ~ colum ns of o ur p t p ~ r ccnl l co ·1t1in. Th e new ad rlition which merts ures 80x4:) feet is certainly in keeping witll the olcl stmctnre, but in ana.ngc ment and in desio·n it seems to us f.tr s uperior. On ~h~ first fioo r we find a magnificent M usic Ibll , on the second a be't utiful and sp:td ous Ch:tpel, while the third is used for dormitory purposes. The Sisters of Notre D tme are certainly worthy of cong ratubtion anrl abnnchnt pttro n:tge owin ·;- to their g reat work in this v icini t.v. In the course of :t very fe w yea rs thi~·n nd stm cture, the result of their o wn personal labors hns sprun g np in this rur:1l di~ tri n t, n st rn clr urc that can b e classetl amo ng the fin est edn c:t tionnl establishments of til e state. 01 th e m:tny ficcili t ics tlr tt the academy fnrnishes to young ladies to become proficient in the arts aml sciences a nd a bov e all to g row np thorough catholic wo men we need not s:ty, ns res ul ts speak for the mselv c~ , and these hav e bee n brought to onr notice in not a ie w c.1.ses. The "Jvunnl" wishes Notre D1.m c A c'tcl cmy throughout thc scbohstic ye·u· of 1883-4 tlle g rc:ttcst s uccess, which such an insititu tiou certainly deserves. SCIE NCE AND H.EVELATION. T o-rlfLy :-cs ever cert:tin scientists with th eir nsunl pomposity and egotism, strive to prove the absurdity of re veb tio n. Some maintain nmu siug theories regarding the descent ot m'tn, others hole! to strange concept ions of' t he. formation of matter, whi le alm ost all vnite in denying nll th:tt r C\relation advances with rcg:-cnl to t im e, creatio n nnd descent. Revelation, when given a just nnd impm-tial ex aminat ion, makes no statement and lay ; do wn no propos ition th1t ·will not b e full y born e out by scientific resea rch. \Vith regMd to tim e and its duration, or th e earth fLnd i ts form ntion, science ffLils t o prov e the sli ghtest


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of importance in the nature and works of creation. Tile purp os~ of the writer was undoub tedly to impress upon t he people <>f his clay the existence of a supreme beiug, the fo under of all t hings, and he chose such a mmmer as was most_likely to impress the minds of a y et uulearned aucluncultured people with the power and authority of such a being. A lengthy exposition of the Devonian and Salurian The period between the beginning of creation and its periods, however interesting it nay prove to sc ientists, close, up to the time when the existence of the first man would, in all likelihood, have had but little interest and became a fact, is an entire blank to all men , Scientists slight effect with t he people of th·l.t time . as well as othcrs._Le::trned Physicists, eminent Scienti ts, Geology h'l.S given us mu ch th ·l.t is interesting, but d eep students of Geology and Astronomy, are forced to only in a fragme nb ry way; it is yet in its infancy; each confess that there nre unnumbered problems of formation year b rings forth new feature , and the knowledge of the and space, that there are co untless phy ical difficulties to pre ent will be increased during the coming year. b e overcome, ere they ca.n hope to offer to the world at P ositive opinion c:tnnot be honestly set forth till the l11 rge even the shade of an opinion as to the construction end is reached and science proves conclusively the of the earth's centre, or of the myriacts of heavenly bodie truth of all it advances without fear of doubt or conrevolving in pace, which all mt and genius and science tracdict ion. Thu fhr it has failed to reach beyo nd a cercombi ned havens yet failed to reach. t'l.in em in the period of creation, but until it is able St. B tsil, St. A'nbro3e, Vener tble Bede, P eter L om- t .J fold its ann' abo ut spl.ce, to re:tch down into and bl.rd l.11::l other lights of different times agree in say ing beyond the bowels of the ear th, and, me:tSur ing both t hat the m1.tter of "·hich the world consists was created w-ithin its grasp, say Science is the victor, the beginning previous to tbe first clay, 3nd from this matter ~he e:trth and the end, the foun chtion and sub~tauce of all things -:(1 · w 1s 1n G l'3 in six (hys, and tllis they could _)'- ;y hold has been reached, until such time comes- and its coming is au absolute impo ibility-the t ruths of Revewith ::Hlt feu ol' being considered in error. .__.\V ho c u1 tell the extent of time tint elapsed between lation must stand unimpugued by persons of good sense and t:tSte. Geology presents two distinct theories between th :~ ere ttion of Heaven and E1.rth and the moment when God s1.irl " Be light m:tde!" It w:1s as likely to h1.ve been which we m1.y choose with regMd to the antiquity of the earth. One acknowledges an unlimited interval of a million ye~rs as a day. TII tn.v passages are found in the Hebrew text where time between the ere ttion of H eavea and E1.rtb, and the wonl Yom (chy) occur.3, and the li tem! ancl absolute the work of the six days; the other advances the theory me1.ning of it a km;l tte I is, not a si ng le chy, but rather that e:tcb one of these six days might have been an indefinite period of time. time or a space oftime. Gcolozy and ~ :: riptcu·e exhibit a m trkcd resemb lance The truth of neither theory is proven, nor is there in some c:1.ses relative to the order of crc1.tion. Holy any re.l.son for preferring one to the other, yet neither Writ m'lrks out three clitys as di~tingLlished by the crea- one is at all opposed to the language of Holy Writ. tion of animal and vegetable lin,;- the third, fifth, and Either interpret ttion seem3 to meet the demands of sixth. Scientists, for it allows time without limit for the history On the third chy plants and trees; on the firth birds, of the world and that is apparently whut they are strifbh , etc., and on the sixth, c:tttle, beast and m1.n. ~ing to prove, b:tt Scriptural narrative allows the same Geology tracing the remain of animal and vegetable thing. life preserved in different strata of the earth h'l.S estaThe book ot Genesis viewed as an historical work is blished three eli visions of time; the Palaoezoic OL' first simply religious, not physical, and viewed in this light :1ge of organic lite, the .liicsozoic, or second age, and men of cle:tr and calm judgment are content to accept the Kai nozoic, or third age. it in the same spirit of truth and simpl icity with which Sir Clnrles Lyell dechres th1.t as ftr as the present reach- it was given, and le:tve discovery and surmises to Phying· of science will permit the expression of an opinion sicists. "He hath m1.de all things good in their time, and on the matter, .almo t any one of the periods in the !nth delivered the world to their consideration, so that J>alaeozoic age was liS long as :1.ll the periods of the m::m cannot find out the work which God hath made T ertiary age taken together. from the beginning to the end." • E1.ch chy of creation not only saw the event as narViator. mted by the sacred writings but aLo m:1.ny other events • Ec c l~sia s tes 3, 11.

fallacy when compared with revealed tr uths. T aking the Bible as an historical work no certain limit is et to the time wiich pr a~e :l e:l t J.e form ttion of the earth, n or i the precise time occupied in the formation th ereof specified . We are at liber ty to carry the mind back as tar as we can in the first instance, and in the second we are entirely ignorant of the length of time meant by the six d ays of cre:ttion.


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t;T. VlATEUlt'S COLLEGE .JOUI:.NAL. BOURBONNAIS G ROVE.

(Oontinu ecl.)

For sev en years he remained iu t he same branch of b usiness, the g reater p ort ion of whid1 was spent in Indiana. (By Indiana is here meant the North-west territory altho' <1i vidc<l previous to thi s time, still r etains its name, of old , amo ng the fi·ontiennen who in all probability knew little a nd cared less about snch div is ions.) The old gentl eman narrates t lmt o n one occns ion while lte, witl t his few companiom, were going clow n t o St. J oseph river they fitilcd, accord ing to c ustom, to make t he usual call at an Indian v illage t hey were passing. The reel man, feeli ng indig nant at this wn.nt o f r espect on t he part of the whites, p ersued them, made th em · prison ers and brought them back to the village where a most dign ified trial took place in one of those primi tive courts of native justice : and t he p:uty was fined one barr:.tl of tolncco and one ban·al of powder for t heir want of courtesy, wi th a solemn warning that such transgressions in t he Jn tnre wo nld be more summarily dealt with. Le Vnsseur traded fbr five or six years in Illinois, at that point no w kn own as L'Erable, where a handsom e church is sit uated in the midst of a large and wealt hy cong regation chiefly composed of French Canadians and \Vallovus fr om Belg ium , presided over by the ever zealo us Father Clement. . Two years later he was sent to Rock ville t o trade with the Indians in that locality, who had just receiv ed t heir annual appropriation fr om the government, being an ind emnity for the pre vious concession of a vnst territory. Fumished with two barrels of whisky and a certnin quantity of their tmdeable merchrmdi se, and accompanied by two men, he set o ut on his perilo us journey. Liquor in those times seems to have been an indispensable ele'D ent to an Indian barg:tin , as it seems to be this clay. It is one of the inclispntable evid ences of civilization which the white man has impressed on the charac ter of his more simple brother of the wilds ; nne! in this liquor the g reat peril to th e trader consisted. For when the Indian once tasted the intox icat ing be vcrnge he was n ever satisl'i ed until r edu ced to complete clrunkeness. But Le Vasse ur, ia the present instance, w:ts fully equal t o the emergency. On his a rrival n,t R ockv ille ; abo ut nightfall , he conccn,lecl the precious stimulant in the bru shwood and subsequently offered his mere; han elise for sale to the natives. The Incl i:1ns cou ld not be made to und erstand trade wit hout t!>e usual acco mpanim ent ; they argued that they had marle promises which could never b e broken to lately deceased fi·iencls, that they would not enter into negotiations withou t a modicum of the " rrre w:1ters." Le Vasseur y ielded to t heir importnnitic , admitting that he had brought with him a small quantity of spirituou> l iquors. The intelligence was received with the most hil nri ous o utbnrsts of

enthusiasm, and the white man soon saw himself surr ounded with painted savages armecl indiscriminately , wit h all manner of v essels, fiercely demanding thnt they be led to the hidcien treasure. Although he exposed but one of the barrels, this s uppli ed so strong a dose to those simple children of the woods that they became subj ects of the m ost extravagant excesses. The stillness of the night was broken by their outrageous shouts a nd songs ofjoy; while their noisy dancing a roused the v er.Y sleeping echoes of the wilds. The astonished white m an looked on those midnight org ies as nothing l e~s than hid eous emanations fi·om Pandemon ium , the acts of unchained devils. Their chi ef, S::twinissy. prudently foresaw that trouble mig ht arise, and ad vised Le Vasseur to quit the camp as promptly as possible, an advice which he was not slow to follow. H e cn,me and fi xed his tent in the cent.re of what is now the village of Bourbonnais. F earing that the tinkle of the bells suspended at th eir horses' necks might betray their whereabouts, they muffled them with grass ; and tuming the animals loose, gave ihemsel ves up to repose. ( To be continu ed. ) Dr. D. Q. SC E-IEPPERS l\1. D . 292 L1rrabee St. Chi cngo, 11!. Dr. ~ · ~'Jcrs wi ll Le in Bourbonnais on the 1st . of each month. ··~· [J l

'

Bourbonnais Grove, KA N KAKEE Co., Ill. Fottnd e(l A. D. 18G.5, rai sed to the r a11k of Uni versity A . D. 18H. T wo co ur::)es of Stndy, th e Classica l and t il e Cotn mer cial. Excell ent faciliti es fo t· lea rning ll[us ic, Telegraphy, Phonogra ph y and P <l inting. BOOK-K EEPI NG according to the " Practical Busi n ~ss Syste m" a s pec:i<:llty.

T erms for Board and Tuition. $200.00 prr an num . For fu rl ,itcr informa.tion add ress,

Rev. l\1. J . l\1arsile, C. S. V. Director . T he Coll ege ca 11 be r eached by th e Illin ois Central, t he Cincinnati, St. Louis & Chicago, or t.l1 e Indiana , Illinoi s & I owa H.a ilroads .


79

ST. VIATEUR'S COLLEGE JOURNAL.

A. BABST,

SCHOOLBOOKS .

LEGAL .tlLa NB.;,.

~ ~0 ~hrxu)!~1JU11,

8T_t\...TIC0NERY Musi c!>

l\IA SU.FACTUR.F:R A N D D EA LJ'.:H.

In all kinds of Household Furniture Books!> Ne'\'VS!> BASE -B.~LLS

Or' TilE .\lOST F APJJIONA BI. E Kl.KD S.

W AREROOi\!8 ON EAST AVEN UE .

and BATS, FLS11InG T ACliLE.

KANKAKEE, ILL. TOYS, CROQUET.

B ABY CAHRIAGE S

R. J. I-IANNA, DEA LE R

IB.UN, NAILS

AND

AND

WAGON STO C"E:

No. 13 EAST AVEXU E , K AX KA KEE, ILL.

J obbing D one to order .

ED. DESLAURIERS.

Atrl'ISTIC T ULOR. :->nits eorn lJining a PERFECT FIT wit ll El ~ga nce of nmke. S hape and :-Jtylc , Ut•s iml> ili ty o[ Patter n ,

COMMISSION MERCHANT 43 Court Street!> KANRAREE,ILL. BRAYTON & CHRISTIAN

CHICAGO.

D EAL.F. HS in l\'f en 1S, ' ·Vomen 's, i\riss<>s' a nd Ch ildrC'n ' s fin e a nd med ium Sh ocsi a lso all s izes a nd gra des of Boots. Special ind ucem en ts fo r

'Vc h<tve lately boug ht an immense lotfo

~ 1-<~ WIX n

MA C H.I ~ES .

GIVE HIM A CAll -

the whole stock of a

Two d oors north of Post Office.

Manufacture,

24 Court St., K cwkakee, Il l. CIIAS.

K nnko kee, I ll.

!{ERR BRO'S,

KKOWLTO ~ ' S

PHOTO GR APHI C S TuDIO , Gr:o u,, o FL O Ol~ . 56 gA s T CouRT :-5-r.

HARDWA RE,

STOVES,

IlWN

STE EJ", TI N WAHE, NAILS, &c., K AC\ E: AKEE, ILL. Fine l {etouche<l Photos :t Speeialty. Old J'i et urrs J ob \\·ork done i n anY: part of th e Coun ty ('o \)i ed a.nd l ~ ll l a rg(·' d and F inish ed in Indi : t. I nk an< W:ct r r Color s. Photos of Cililc\ r cu aml G r oups C OJ~NE g CO UHT ST. & SC H UYT, ER A VENU E · by n ew rap id p rocess

KA N KAKE E, ILL.

a Specialty.

NOEL

BRO SSEATJ~

-?E AL ERIN

Wa tcliliS;

Clo c ks,

$60 .00.

Jewelry,

If you wish to make a present to a

INST ]{ U~fEN'fS 1 SP E C T AC L F.S 1 &C.

CI-IAS. RIETZ BROS. L U .i\IBER CO.

AND

SOFT

lm nd

rr L arg e

WINDOWS, DOORS AND BLINDS, K AN K A K E E, IL L .

Supply o f

Opp . Ill. Centra l R . R. D e p ot

" -VII.... l".liNGTON !> ~'l....,REA TO I~ AND A LL JClND:-5 O F H A l{]) COAL

20 x 72!>

French Glass $27.00.

~ador ~1maus,

SENECA COAL.

Office and ynrds >Lt Bourbonnais Crossing .. lip Town Ofli ce oppo7ite th ~ Post-oflice. Or(1ers by Tele phone promp tly atte or1ed to Satisfa.ction gth l ran teed. ~(.\ -it :Jill

in g reat vari eties;

BOOK Of"fice

cnr

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\f:Y

If y ou are in the city , come and see our large stock of

Parlor Sets!> Magnificent Mirrors

3!ANGF A C T UI:ERS & D EA L E R S

In L um ber, Lath, Shingles, P osts,

COAL on

which never was sold below

fi·iend , comq and see us, we will give y ou the best opportunity you may NO. 46 COU RT STREET!> GOU in "T. , s o·: l'O~ll STORY ever be offered ; we have a few Kankakee , ILL. :Nos. 11 and 13 ltepairi ng of vVa.tches, (;Jocks,and J ewelry hundred left, and they go rapidly. KAN K A K EE, ILL. Neatly Executed. ~ ! CSlCA L

A LLOT & HOLLDROOK.

H ave

Wc can sell you the most beautiful set in the ci ty for

SoLID Sn ,YER. and Pr.A'l'ED W AR E,

REAL ESTATE, LOANS And Collections.

liARD

4 0 cts . on theiDollar. -

C . J . Linden!>

FlHE A K D LIFE H\SURA KCE , ;\OT .\1:¥ l 'UBLIC.

Chamber Sets

Students.

Gcuu iu(.. ness of Goods and D urabil ity in \V ear. J\l, L IU :->0, ' Ot'

____ ... ____

KANKAKEE~ AN D

CASES!> Desks!>

CHAIR S,

?=}J. ~~;. dllnt.SCt, lll . ~ .

PHYSICIAX

87

Opposite " TIMES BUILDING"

GROCER

Hm·clww·e, Stoves ancl T imvnre,

!::~~ No.

Fifth A venue

W TIOTJESAL E & RET A IL

I~

N. BARSALOUX.

CAR P ETS, L OUNGES,

ILL.

Sofas

No. 12 COU RT STREE T ,

SFHGEON.

KAN KAKEE,

All c;tll l:Jy Telephone promptly attend c(l to.

&&&

ILL

Dealer in For eig n and Domestic 1

FANCY

GOODS,

NOTIONS,

DRY

GOODS· 1

&

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ST. VJATEU Jl'S COLLEGE ,JOUHNA L. Ji)crlr12 ].}i!lll t> Jita~Ollll! ·

J . .T. SCHUBERT.

PROPRIETOR 0 F TIIE

German, French and American Pharmacy. Cor. East Ave. &; Merchant ~ t.

DlltECT im BY T U E tl i STI': IlS OF T JI E CoNC:R IWAT I O~>' OF NoTHI, DAm, . Tlli s Tn stiLution affords eve r y a cl va nta ~ e to ~'o.11ng Lad ies c~e:.; irous of obta.ining a so lid and

KANl<Alm J•:, Ill. fll ll s llr d cduca t1011. For parti culars a pply to Kee ps on tantly on hand a full I i ne of Mother Superior , DRUGS. MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS ETC, ETC. Notre Dame Aeaclemy, Also :t fin e line of 'l' oilet A rticles of all Bo ur bonnuis Grove, kinds. F ine Cigars and Tobacco. ......

KANKAKEE

CALL AND SlUl;. lHK

SCHOOL BOO KS.

Preston Sanasack.

BOURBONNAIS GROVE, ILL.

~£~Md!l~W!p & ~llbd? KANKAKEE,

l N ALL KINDS OF FANCY

FHA N K E. BELL AMY .

AND

TOILET

ARTICLES,

Choicest

Brands of Cigars

etc

A ll should g ive them a C[l,lJ: ~

Co ., Ir-r..

LEGAL BLANKS.

ILL.

Drug·gi sts and Dealers

A. Ehrich

EAST COURT STR.EET

KANKAKEE.

DEALER I N Deale r .i ~~ choi cest Groceries, choi cest General Store. Dealer in Groceri es, nds of I• lour. Keeps on hand co nstantly Dry goods, Hardware, Cutlery. Glassware. S T A T I O N E R Y . bra a large asso rtment of Feed und P roduce. Books, News, Music, Also kee ps co nstantly on h:tnd a large P lease call aud see me before going Wall-Paper, Wi11clow Shades. stock of READY-MADE C LOTIH NG, any place e lse. KANKAKEE, ILL. FAMU.1 Y MEDI C I ~ ES, TOYS, PICTURES. BABY CARRIAGES'

And whol esal e Liquors.

LOUI I:l GOUDREAU, .Tr.

l®!Jomlamte~thd ~wfd

HARDWARE.

Opposite I. C. D e pot.

Stoves, Iron , Nails and vVagon woo d stock. 'l'IN WA ltE AND TIN OF AL L KIND S.

No. 3 Court Str eet, Kankakee~

Ill.

FIRST

CJ..,ASS

ACCOM MODATIO N .

H. L. Crawford & Co., WHOLESALE .t RETAIL

GROCERS. No . 36 Court Street.

FREE 'BU::>S TO AND FHmi DEPOT::>.

Kankakee, Ill.

C. G. UBELLAR, PROl'RIETOH.

HERDIC LI NE TIME TABLE. COACH No. 2. lc>wes Kankakee for Bourbonnais at 8 :00A. M., 11 :20 A. M. j 2:10 J' . M.,7. 30P. M.;

l eaves Ho urlJonn ai.s for Canl<a. k ce at 9:00 A. 1\1. l. 00 P. 111.. 3: lO 1'. M. , 8. 30 P . M. FARE 15 CENTS SI NG LE TRrP.

Foundry, & Printers' Supplies. SpeCimen B ook and Estimates up on ·>pphcc•~l c• > Wri te for Second-hand list of Presses and Machines. 5 4 & 56 Frankl.in St., Chicago, Ills.

COACH No. l. will connect w ith a.JI tho 'l)·ain s

and carry Pa ·senger s to a ny part of t he Cit.y and

t o tlJC J;;ast.em Illinois Insane H ospital. CHAMBE l~ L AIN BROS' Propri etors.

Outfits f<>r

Those in need of choice Confectioneries, Ca nn ed goods, all kinds of Fru its Fish and Oysters will do well and save 'money by calling on

C'. WOLF. Tlarbe r Shop U nd er UmiJach's J-lam (·ss St ore l(ankakC<'. 111 F_'irst class wor~< g u a,ra~teed t:>t.u<lents especially Ill VI ted.

T. O'GORMAN.

East Avenne,

I-i:ankakee .

J . R. MALOCHE.

J 0 I-IN ·a. KNECIIT,

Gene ra l Rla.cks nltth. Horse sh oeing a. speciatt.y. Wood work o f all kind. Sat isfact.ion guara nt eel. Cor. Co ur t St. & 3rt!. Ave.

~~~dr n~Jt (@;~·iR~o ~~

HEADY-MADE Clothing llats and Caps. -Gent's unde rwear. Tmnks, Valises , F urni shin g Goo ds. Wilson Bros' Fine Shirts.

NOS. 2 AND 4 COU R.T STHEET. Kankakee, Ill.

K a nk akee Ill.

MO SE RO fllUJE I ~I IW..

L . DROLET & BR.OTHER..

Deal er in

DE ALKR S I N

READY-MADE CLOTHINC, Hats, C a ps and Cents' F urnishing Coods. Stock new and complete,

Boots and Shoes.

A Large Stock oCWomen's, Misses' Prices as low ns the lowest. Call and exn,mi nc my Goo ds. Children' nien's, Boys' and Youths'. KANKAKEE, Ir.r, . Bargains in Cr ockery and Glasswar e. No. 8 CQ UH'I' ST ., 25 Cour t Street, Next to First P. L. MONAST, M.D. National Bank. KANKAKEE, -

-

-

ILLINOIS,

Ph ys i c ia n and S lll'f! c on. Hourbo un a is Grove. Ill. call s promptly att enrl e<l . ..4_>23

~ ? All

James H . F e llo"vs. Candi es, Cigars,

E. ll. Bl':RGElWN, 111. D. Nuts and Fruit. Ass is tant Surg;.e<HI , M ~ r cy H ospital '81 Hes 1d cnt. l' h ys"·mn , A l ex ~>lll Hos p1tal Chi cago '82

ICE - CREAM and SODA. 3rcl. Door north of P. 0.

lLI N KA KE E, ILL.

CoLLE G E PAPEHs.

Send for cstimal cs .

R eside n ce,

Bo nrbonn a is Grove n!.

The " .JOU R NAL"" bi-weekly paper devoted to SCIE NCE, LITERAT UHE and ART, pnbli shell by t he Stuuents of St. VIATI':U l~' S COL LEGE , llOU HBO NNA fS GROVE, ILL. The " JOURNAL" is a first cl::t~s

med ium for "ADVER.T ISI NG." A special nttention paid to th e printing of

BUSINESS CARDS, BILL HEADS. ]~ T~rms

the most reasonable. The " JO URNA L " shall be ma iled to any acldrcs at the rate of

$ 1.50 $ 0.75

PER ANNUM SIX MONTHS

THR STUDJi;NTS, Edao1'8- P7·oprieto1·~ .


St. Viateur's College Journal, 1883-09-21