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ar b oesa it lookslike pring. Flanael never
1iewh like spring.
Rev. Robert O'Keeffe, late pariah priest of
Callan, bas retired to the Trappist Monastery
of Moant MeUlray.
In the Dloeese of Baltimore over $6400 have
Imdy beeoon colleeted for presents a n to the
lely Father on the oebasion of his aiile.
Our popular friend, Capt. L. B. Taylor, is
eaw in the city soliciting advertisements for
bel Psaeaoola Herald. It is an excellent adver
Theo Annual Communion of the New Orleans
Catholic Total Abstinence Association will
aske plae next Sunday, March 18th, at the
Jesuits' Churob, at the 7 o'clock MasI.
338, the number taken by Mrs. If. Eager
Prytanale treet, won the richly embroidered
piano cover, rasied for ~he benefit of the
Domlnlesican Convent, Dryadestreet, March 7tb,
At St. Mary's (Arohbishop's) Church, His
Graoo will promote three young Seminarians
o the Order of BSb-Deacn Friday next, and
-- the following day the some young gentle
en will be raleeQ to the dignity of the Die.
Next Saturday, Feast of St. Patrick, there I
will be a Solemn High Maid celebrated in St, t
Patriek's Church at 9 o'clock. Either the
Right Rev. John Q sinlan, Bishop of Mobile, or
Very Rev. A. Damon, .3J, will preach on the
PERSonAL -Oar popular friend, B. T. I
Walshe, Esq, left for New York last Friday, ft
and on his arrival there will immediately send n
aut a fine stock of new goods, among which at
will be many artihles needed by those whe in- bi
tend to turn out on St. Patrick's day. hi
A DISTINCTION AND A DtrrnRNCE -Jones 8
has discovered the respective natures of a dies
Utnction and a differenge. He says that "a lit
tle difference" frequently makes many enemies,
while "a little distinction" attracts boats of hr
friends to the one on whom it is conferred. P
Ls or Tit LATE FATIaE Durry.-We are
happy to announce that at an early day we W
will commence the publication of the life of "I
he lamented Father Duffy. The author, now of
a clergyman of this city, was one of Father el
Daffy's pupils and ever his warm personal m
The Very Rev. F. M. Mittlebrona, pastor of
the Church of St. Rose de Lima, has been sp Of
pointed by His Grace, the Most Rev. Arch- m
bishop of New Orleans, honorary Canon of the m
Archdiooese. A similar dignity was conferred w
last Sunday by His Grace on the Very Rev. P. ii,
P. Allen, pastor of Sr. Patrick's Church.
RL. A. J. RTAN.-T'he many friends of this
dietinguished priest and orator will be pleased et
to learn that be is now in the city, the guest of O
the Rev. Pastor of St. Theresa's, Father Massar- ti
dier, .ad that at 7:30 o'clock this Sunday tI
evennlag. he will preach in St. Theresa's church. i
Zia subject will be "The Three Churches re
which are but one and the same Charch." e
Ieats will be provided for strangers. i
Mgr. Langenienx, the Archbishop of Rheims, o
recently presented to the Holy Father, as au
oerlang from the Abbe Sire, of St. Solplce, a ii
very curious gift, unique of its kind. It con- fi
slets of a copy of the ball Ilefabili, ano
nouniong the dogma of the Immaculate Con
eaption, in each of the 344 languages or idioms
nto whihob the document was translated, the
whole enclosed in an exquisite case, made of
preciouse Estern woods. The work necessita
ted a voluminous correspondence with every
part of the inhabited g!obe.
The Jesuit Mission at St. Patrick's Church t
elosed last Sunday evening, an immense con- t
gregation being present. As among the fruits a
of this most euccessufl Mission. we may men- d
tion that during the time it was in progress ii
4.000 persons received iHoly Communion in St. e
Patrick's Church, and that last Tuesday morn
inug His Grace, the Most Rev. Archbishop, con
firmed 106 pters.oa, mostly adults, of whom
thirty-two were converts. The celebrated G en.
Ja'ms Logetreet was among those who were
received i.to the Cbnroh at this Mission.
"It has often been said," remarks a secular
journal, "that the eetablisbment of ihoepitals
was the peculiar work of the Christian Church,
end that no heathen nation has ever iadleI
sach provision. When China was opened to,
thenwrld, abshoot thirty 3ears ago, the first I
American visitors speak of finding native h'a
pitales there, interring that the Christian Churob i
had been mistaken. But it now appears that,
venerable as these institutions are, they I
are really of Christian origin, having been
founded by the early Roman Catholic mission
aries to that land."
ST. PATIncx'e DAY.-From the programme t
we publish to-day on our fifth page it will be E
seen that the several Irish organizsations in a
bhis oity have deeided to transfer the lcvic
celebration of St. Patriokk Day from Saturday,
the 17th, to Sunday, the 18th, and will all
-onte in the demonstration. Besides the two
prineipal Ivie organisationse, the Hibernian
bmetnvolent Assooiation and the Ancient Order
f iberanians, which will make a fine display
in their handeome regalia, there will be two
millitary companies in line, the Irisah Rides,
werlag the grey, and the Mitohell Riloe the '
.On the Other Foot.
We quote the following amiable article
from the Cinelanatl CatholliTlegraphi
The Solid Soath, if it ever existed. is a thing
of the pest. A large number of the Repre
sentatives from the Soathern States have sold
out the eaose of josetle to Hayes on the pro
mis that Demoorati Governors legally elected
in Louisiana and South Carolina shall be
reeofiased sad sustained in the administration
of their authority. The elmplioity of these
mea is one of the wonders of the age. They
give full possession of the house to thibeves, with
power to take what they please, on the promise
r that they will not steal. They invite oppres
slon and a return of military role. As they
destroyed by their sooeptanoe of the bribe the
,I strength of the opposition, and gave to a cor
rupt eabal all the assistance they needed to
y steal the Presidenoy, we are inclined to think
that they deserve the fate In store for them.
When it oomes, it is to be hoped that they will
a remember the bargain they made, and make
no cemplaint. If they do, they will receive
bat little sympathy.
Sold out I Our confrere is not very choice
in its use of language In this occasion, and
r net exactly correct, either. What was the
"cause of justioe "1 In the opinion of the
Telegraph it mnst have been the sacred ob
Ilgation of fillibustering without anything
to come of it. In our opinion the "cause of
Justice" which was sold out was the right of
Mr. Tilden-to the Presidency. Who sold
that out t
The answer to this Is not wrapped In e
mystery. There was but one way to secure e
Mr. Tilden's right and that was by fighting r
for it. The Northern Democrats refused to f
Jo that. We do not say that the Telegraph's t
readers were among the poltroons, but we 1i
assert positively that ours were not. South- e
ern Democrats were willing to fight; Nor- Ii
thern Democrats were not; then who sold
out t The Northern supporters of Mr. si
Tilden sold him out to their own coward- Li
ice or their own avarice. What injustice ti
then in a paper which may be classed as L
Northern to accuse the South of having of
"sold out "I de
The "cause of justice "being already ed
sacrificed, it was a question with Southern po
Representatives whetherthey should spite- Ite
fully bury themselves in the last ditch or wi
make the best of a hopeless situation and
surrender on favorable terms. Having ur
been basely betrayed by their allies they isl
had a perfect right to act as they did and in
showed their wisdom by doing so. te
The Lottery. Lc
The daily papers of this city have some
how forgotten to call attention to an im
portant bill thatis having a most remark
able career in the House of Representatives.
We refer to the bill for the repeal of the ap
"Lottery law." The history of the struggles ra
of this bill is quite exciting. The stirring se
episodes of its eventful existence up to this ou
moment rival those of even Buffalo Bill ra
or any other bill. in
The Louisiana Lottery is known to be tb
one of the most disgraceful blots upon the qu
moral life of our fair city, as it is one of the na
most ruinous of all those vile monopolies gi
which an infamous government of thieves ne
has left as a legacy to a long suffering pc
The present Legislature has been elected an
especially and ostensibly as a reform body. at
One would suppose that about the first ti
thing it wou'd do, to the neglect of every
thing else, would be to annihilate the most ti
immoral of all the monopolies; yet the il
regular session passed without anything t:
effected in that way, and the called session is
is rapidly waning without the achievment is
of much headway.
We most here mark that the bill which d
is intended to effect this much needed re- y
form is not, however, without friends, and a
we would do Injustice if we did not call it
attention to the fact that among the most F
effective and urgent of these are Mr. John t
Fitzpatrick and Gov. Voorhies. It will cer- I
tainly not be their fault if the iniquity c
is not crushed promptly and finally.
We do not say, indeed, that it will be any e
body's fault. Of course not; because, Is not
this areform LegislatureI Can any body
there be subsidized to fillibuster and move
adjournmentsat inopportune timesd Neither
do we blame the daily papers for overlook
ing trifling items of this kind, when their
space is so much crowded with paying ad
vertisements. But what we want is to
have, the yeae and nays called at every
stage of the repealing bill.
The First Fruit.
Senator Conkling is reported as having
i'xprcsned munch esoticitude about the impen- r
ding e~,ection of a long term Senator Irim a
loIUII:Inian. le said that it would be regarded
a' the "lirOt fruit" of the Hllayes pacification I
piilicy arnd made a test of its merits. If a per e
son kniown to be moderateand conservative
in his views should be chosen, it would be t
regarded as a concession on the part of the g
Louisiana Lrgielature, a response to the t
friendly advances of Mr. Hayes; if, on the
lontrary, an old political hack and parti- c
san extremist should be elected Senator, I
the Legislature would be considered to e
have taken its stand among the irreconcil- *
This is a very different proposition from I
that announced to be forthcoming in which I
our Legislature would be called on to stul
tify itself by the election of a Republican I
to the Senate. Such a demand would in
volveahumlliation that might be considered
inconasistant with the self respect and dig
nity which men are never at liberty to
waive. But a chboioe between a moderate s
and an extremist as the repreeentative of f
a party, pressage a question not of princi
pie but of policy merely.
Giving Mr. Hayes credit for sincerity in
his overtures to the Soath, concessions on
its part not involving honor may be worthy
d of serious consideration. There are men
Sin' our midst whese appearance in the Uni
* ted States Senate would give no offence to
: the " Loyalty" spirit, no opportunity to the
r " Union sbriekers," and who would still be
as true to the interests of their section as
any eriginal secessionist or any veteran of
Confederate war fame.
To go no further, we can instance such
a man in naming Mr. Rosier, one of the
most respected members of our bar. J. Ad.
Rosier, Esq, has a national reputation as
a Union man who proved his sincerity un
der a test before which mpst men would have
quailed. He was an outspoken Union man as
a member of the Secession Convention of
Louisiana, under circumstances of popular
excitement which would probably have re
warded his tenacity with very disagreeable
results had not popular disgust been tem
pered by an absolute conviction of his sin- i
cerity and honesty.
Not only would Mr. Rosier be acceptable t
to the Northern sentiment by reason of his
soundness on the " Union" question ao
cording to their view, but he is of that ele
ment of the Democracy which comes to it
from the Whig party. Up to the dissolu
tion of that party Mr. Rosier wee an "old
line Whig," but refused absolutely to be C
earried away by the insane furor of Know a
Nothwithstanding these facts Mr. Ro. tl
sier is a true, staunch Southern man who ti
ase never soiled his hands with the polln- c'
ting touch of Republicanism as exhibited in W
Louisiana. Though he could have had any
office he might choose to name, from the
days of Butler to this day he has ever scorn
ed to affiliate with rascals and to fill his
pockets with plunder. On the contrary, p
he has always consistently acted and voted el
with the Democratic opposition. In
If peerless honesty, unflinching firmness, vi
unquestionable fidelity to his sectionuin the
issues of the day, and intelligent capacity 01
indicate a fitting ambassador, then no bet- °1
ter man than Mr. Rosier could be found in m
Louisiana to represent her in the National
Exit Grant. m
Amid the uncertainties, the hopes and m
apprehensions, that surround the inaugu- be
ration of a new administration, the South hi
seems to have permitted to pass almost eI
unnoticed an event which certainly must
rank first and highest in the list of bless- el
logs which she has experienced during
the whole period of her history subse- ,
quent .to the war. Surely if ever a grand ce
national Te Deum of exultation and thanks- pi
giving had occasion to burst forth sponta- f<
neously from the hdarts and lips of a whole
people, it was when Grant stepped out of r
the White House on the 4th of March and ('
surrendered onally a power which he had p
abused for the persecution and degrada- VI
tion of our Southern section.
For the South, Grant was the incarna- .
tion of hatred, the organ of sectional r
ill-will, the faithful agent of national si
tyranny. Without a sentiment of honor v
in his heart, he degraded his office C
into a brokerage of rings and swindles, and, C
to perpetuate the opportunity of traffic,
deliberately sustained his party in the b
Southern States by means of the national
army. The result of this was negro rule
in the South, with all its necessary accom
paniments of plunder, bribery, perjury, ex
travagance, debt and general ruin. It was t
like the permission given by a victorious
commander to his barbarian allies, to sack a
and ravage the conquered country-a policy t
equally desirable to an unprincipled despot c
as a means of retaining the Barbarians in t
his service and of glutting a petty ven- 3
geance on a dreaded foe.
Let us say for Grant that no other man
than be could have dared to despise and
mock at the Constitution as he did in his mil -
itary invasion of civil authority. It is true I
that the mighty and lawless passions of the 1
great conflict still raged in Northern
hearts and eagerly embraced every op
portunityof venting an unmanly and no
generous spite upon a defenceless people;
but Northern common sense would have
recoiled from such assomption of power by
any one less worshipped as a hero than
he was. His personal prestige com
bined with sectional malignity render
ed possible the most hideons political
wrong and disgrace that history has hither
to recorded-negro government of a white
people, enforced by other white people through
Grant voluntarily took on himself the
office of Cain; lhke Cain he goes forth
into the world branded with infamy for
ever. On his forehead is inscribed:
"Dranken Debauch, Venal Depravity,
Murderous Hate." In history he will be
held up to execration as a President who
protected all the rognes in the country, a
statesman who regarded office as an op
portunity for plunder, and an Executive
whose policy made him responsible for
countees murders which he virtually ej
Let the South rejoice. Grant is gone,
and the change cannot be otherwise than
for the better.
. " E'8 FMOIB O TBE AI L"
One of the most interesting incidents con
anoted with the life of St. Patrick, the ventr
Sted Apostle of Ireland, is thus related b,
9 himself in his Cofeasio:
S "I saw, in a nocturnal vision, a man named
Victorious coming a if from Ireland, with a
large parcel of letters, one of which he handed
to me. On reading the beginning of it. I founi
it contalned these words: * The voice of the
Irish;' and while reading it I thoughtI heard
at the same mament, the voice of a multitnde
of persons near the Wood of Foolut, which is
near the western sea; and they cried out. as ii
with one voice: 'We estreat thee, hAly testh, to
Scots and swaIk tenmforth with as..' And I was
greatly affected in my heart and could read no
i longer; and then I awoke."
Ireland is the only nation in the world upon
the record of whose conversion to the Faith
there is found no stain of blood and no blot of
tears, a glory which she shares with no other
people, and which gives to her history its pe.
Tale beautiful vision of her early Apostle
teaohes us, moreover, that she longed for the
light of Christianity and invited its presence
into the midst of her people, even while the in
fonnces of paganism were still at work upon
their thoughts and actions.
"The voice of the Irish" was not an idle
fancy of St. Patrick's mind. It shaped his hopes
and inolinations, and urged him to the feet of
Pope Celeetine to solicit from him permission
to undertake his unknown mission. In 432 St.
Patrick landed in Ireland.
It is recorded that upon advancing from the
coast towards the north of the island, he was
met by a large body of retainers, headed by
Dicho, lord of the soil. These men, believing
the missionaries were pirates, began to dispute
their progress; but Dicho, as soon as he per
ceived the Saint, lost all apprehension, and
welcomed him to his own home. Dicho was
St. Patrick's first convert, the first of that
"multitude of persons" whose voice had called
the Apostle from across the western sea.
From this day until that of bis holy death,
Wednesday, March 17, in the year 492, St.
Patrick continued to walk, as the vision bad
entreated him, with those earnest souls who
loved truth sod adhered faithfully to its ser.
No one can read the history of Ireland with
out a feeling of veneration for its people who,
under all ircumstanocee, in prosperity or
misery, in intelligence or ignorance, in wealth
or in poverty, have clung to the Faith handed
them by Patrick, with a devotion unequalled
in the history of nations.
She did not shed the blood of hereonseorated
missionaries, nor did she crown with thorns
the brow of her illustrious Apostle; yet by a
mysterious dispensation, her own blood has
been poured out like water, and her own bead
has been humbled to the dust. She, the most
enlightened nation to whom the Gospel was
ever preached, has been pointed at as the out
cast of the world-the ragged fool-in the
great court of prosperity and progress. She,
whose children once were nearly all saints or
sages, stands before the eyes of the nineteenth
century as one forsaken, debarred of life's best
privileges, while modern civilization apologizes
for her ignorance and vices.
But is this true? "The voice of the Irish "
resounds across the sea and refutes the slander;
for that voice is heard around the globe as the
pioneer of civilization and the messenger of
From among that " multitude of persons,"
seen by St. Patrick in hisnoctural vision, come
forth men whose names are brightest on the
roll of honor, fame and virtue. Poets, heroes,
saints and martyrs, a numerous throng, whose
words and deeds are precious legacies in every
Christian land, and precious memories in every
The mission of St. Patrick is perpetuated in
his children; for the princes as well as the
peasants of the world learn from their lips the
saving truths of God's religion, and gather
from their example the heroism and patience
which ensure success.
But in view of the approaching festival of
this great Saint, so singularly and universally
celebrated by the contrast of humble prayer
and proud procession, of silent homage before
the altar and load display before the world, we
cannot refrain from recalling those words of
the pleading voices which entreated the holy
youth to "oome and walk henceforth with
In humility and charity, St. Patrick's spirit
walks the entire globe, kindling the fire of
faith where none exists, fanning into a burning
glow the embers that seem to be expiring, or
building up the glorious flame that draws so
many souls into its blessed radiance. Thoswe
see the Saint.
Gathered together in mnltitudes, crying out
" as with one voice," testifying, even in exile,
to their faithful brotherhood and andying
love, and appealing to the world for its recog
nition of their devotion to the cause of country
and of God : thus we see the Irish people.
Their eaintly patron walks trith thes upon
every shore, inepirlngholy thoughts and toach
ing noble deeds; and if one day in every year
his oscattered children raise aloft the sunbuorst
of their native land and the banner of their
glorious Saint, it is bht the fulfillUment of the
old tradition, the materialization of the Apos
tie's dream, the " multitude of persons," cry
ing, "as with one voice," a perpetual remem.
brancoe and thanksgiving for St. Patrick's
blessed coming to the shores of Ireland.
Troly this commemoration of a day which
goes back nearly fifteen hundred years is some.
thing sublime as well as wonderful.' It stands
alone in its reiteration and universality. It
has about it the elements of pride and worldli.
ness, yet it breathes of humble love, of super
natural reverence. It may be that it suggests
a lavish waste which might be "given to the
poor," yet those who wear 8t. Patrick's emblem
are generally the best imitators of hiecharity.
It is even objected to as useless; yet like the
box of spikecard, be it said most reverently, it
is a memorial ofa holy death whose inflnaences
must ever prove most useful in the ocnse of
einally, the observance of S$. Patrick's day
-the day he etseed to work on eartb, In order
to commence his interselon in Heaven-may
properly be ealled an eotburst of . the volei
of the Irish," and as long as they do not fall to
raise that voloe befo God' altar, petitioning
there for all they seed, so long shall we re
epeot that other demoestration whichbleb, ooming
from every land and resounding upon every
shore, proclaims in unmistakable asoents the
glory of religion and the immortality of virtue.
At a recent meeting of delegates from
the Irish Societies of New York for the
purpose of making arrangements for the
celebration of St. Patrick's day, Mr.Edward
L. Carey stated that after consultation with
the delegates from a number of the societies
represented in the convention he had de
termined to withdraw the resolution offer
ed by him at the last meeting, which ques
tioned the advisability of 'holding any
parade this year on St. Patrick's Day, on
the ground that the financial condition of
the various societies was such that the
money would be better expended for the
legitimate objects of the societies. Over
thirty societies, had already engaged their
music, and a number of-them had arranged
for balls in the evening and had already
sold tickets for them. He estimated that
the parade and its attendant meetings and
cplebrations would not cost less than $75,
000. If only a portion of this money was
put into a common fund for the purpose of
building a Memorial Irish Hall, -in
three years the seocieties would not be de
pendent as they were at presenupon the
the whims and caprices of landlords ; and
such a building would be self sustaining.
The Convention applauded Mr. Carey's
determination to withdraw his resolution.
S.T Art.PoNaus' TOTAL Aas'rtraNoa Assocra
TION.-Laet Sunday evening the regular meet.
ing of this flourishing organization was held
in St Alphonsub' Hall. Rev. Henry Giesen,
pastor of St. Alphonuss' Church, was present
for the first time as Spiritual Director, and ad
ministered the pledge to several gentlemen.
After this he gave a short conference to the
members, and an interesting account of the
manner of the election of the Supreme Pontiff.
He requested the members to attach their sig
natures to the list on the Secretary's desk,
which list would be forwarded to Rome, as an
evidence of the filial devotion and love of the
signers for the Holy Father.
Father Giesen stated that as Cardinal Man
nlog had obtained from His Holiness a plenary
indulgence for the faithful of his diooese who
should receive the Sacraments worthily, and
abstain from intoxicating drink on Christmas,
so ip like manner could the members of St.
Alphousns' Society gain a plenary indulgence
by abstaining from intoxicating liquor on the
feast of St. Patrick.
We are pleased to note Father Giesen's con
nection with this Assoioation, for he has ever
been a post zealous advocate of the cause of
Fotal Abstinence. On all his missionary tours
throughount the country he has raised his
voice in favor of the Total Abstinence move
ment and recommended the formation of socie
ties wherever possible.
-Mr. Wi. 0 Neil was elected delegate to the
State Union, to succeed our zealous young
friend, D. P. Mahoney, Esq., now President of
St. Michael's Society, recently organized by
him and a few other active workers.
We direct the earnest attention of ear read
ers to the letter of our Congressmen to Mr.
Wheelock, which will be found on another
page. They explains why the bill granting
government aid to the Pacifio Railway failed
at the last session, and give good reasons for
the certainty they feelthat it wili'pass at the
next session, if our people are true to them
selves and "earnest and concerted efforts are
made and kept up by those who are vitally
interested in its sanuccess." "One of the strong
est arguments," say they, " which we have
made in favor of the selection of your road is
the subscription made by our citizens and the
determined manner in which, under financial
depression, they have, of themselves, carried
on their great work." Let all interested in
this great enterprise, which promises a golden
harvest to our State and city, give the fall
measure of their assistance to the work which,
on its completion, will most assuredly bring us
ifty dollars for everyone expended.
The January number of the "Annals of
Lourdes" gives a summary of the principal
events at the grotto during the past year.
Amongst the pilgrims .to the shrine are reck
oned sixty-nine bishops, archbishops and car
dioale. Over one hundred and sixty-one thon
sand pilgrims came in organized processions,
whilst the number who came in detached
groups exceeded two hundred thoosand. Up
wards cf thirty-seven thousand Masses were
celebrated in church and grotto. The number
of Communions could not be calculated, but
considering that in the preceding year they
numbered over a quarter of a million, it is
thought that nearly a half million approached
in 1876 the holy table. The Annals give an ao
count of the spread of the devotion to Our
Lady of Lourdee in all parts of the world, and
atates that miraulous cures frequently take
place at the grotto and elsewhere by use of the
waters of the fountain.
The parade of the Fire Department last Son
day was the largest and finest in its history.
In the van rode Grand Marshal I. N. Marks
with about thirty aide, all splendidly mounted,
and then followed the twenty companies, eashob
numbering from forty to eighty men. The
engines and truncks were beautifully decorated
with natural nod artificial flowers. The im
mense orowds of people that thronged the side
walks and balconies, and the numbers of ele
gant bouquets presented to the " boys " along
the route, prove the lively interest our oltisses
take in the Department and its great popu.
larity among all olassemms.
sy d Jdalbibee Mother batlmba Carnl,ef Ia
by On the 9Sd of ebruary Mother Columba Car
Sroll eslebted the fiftieth aniversary of hea
o religlens profession. The esmonies were
very impoelng, and amsag the vsiltors wme
Archbishop Parcell of Cineinnati, Bishop Ross
Serane of Columbus, Bishop Toebhe of Coving.
ry toni Bishop Borges of Detroit, and some
• twenty-five priests besldes i large numo er of
Sthe graduates from different seetions of the
m country. Among the many appropriate poems
read during the oeremonies, after the Pontileal
Maps, was this, by the Sisters of Notre Dame:
eA. M. D. G.
, 1827. RBavIamun Mormna COLxMs&. 1187.
February s. m17.
e While our lend hol for of the at to,
S And th ery of its glad eOnltatlo
Wakes as echo from sea unto s
RWhle the name oft ir brave sirs and hero
lo the thwsm of theyoung and the old
North and Soulhe, ant d Was from the midland
To the beart of our aeng land of geld
a Wbile we Jor in thejy of theo alon,
Ad bleed is te jubotat et°san.
Yet our esuo, with a eeinso s elatron,
hrll toay wlir a sweeter refraln ;
W While wre liftnp our herts in tbnuksglvlng
1 or the free eom-bloat Cenuth c irno by,
For the mfho dgrace* and mercies
"e That we ore to ouner ather on blab.
Oh I we feel thet no boon to our nation
ir In its treasure of worh can Ompare
With the orown ef a soul eoneecraton
Of live. sacred to teaching asd prayer.
so d for bhe gentle Mother Oolfha eB
With thy Oily losn msrltftaibaht years.
VWith, hy rmp sheaves that ngen have garnered
r From ke brd elds of toils, peyre nd eaers
it 'Mid the myriad hearts rising t bleethee,
We would fain to this joyous secord
d Add one wee notes e love and haenkrtirfg,
'o thee, dher spomse of our Lord I
For ae totiro In one ehlfe se vineyard,
Shemugh our duty-paths lie far a part.
We are one nin our ms and sur strivlng.
We are one in oar Lord's Sawed Heart.
Hence we Joy in the goad thou art dolng.
We rejoice in tho geed thou hTot done ;
And we crave tn thy prayere a remembrance
For this land of the bright erting son I
Aye, we crave from thy heart a remembrance,
S Tou humt lain on ouear Lord's haort so long
Theat Hte cannot refuse thy fond ploadiogs
For thae wants of the weea'and the erottae
I hen pray for the young vines conflded
To our training. outr epingll oar cre,
And thy lifeo ad the needs of thy dear oaes
Shell bave part in our thoughts and our prayer.
bMay the hear te f or sweet sariour spare pM e
For many long. happy a3 e satIll
To work for tilt honor and mlory
S In the field. o His holy good will.
So the glad golden strnlns of the midland
t John eeank fre out bright land of gold,
And thy jubilant aoml-oentennlel
With toy 8:strer and nol biers we hold,
S With a sense of deep s loll; l tbhanksgiving.
dA we kneel at the altar to-day.
it And we pray. gentle Mother Uolumba,
Tat ah ble-Inge many hallow toy way,
Till thy Spouse and toy Leader recall thee
S From earth and its peotllos strife,
To enrioh thy brow as s victres
e With leaves from the fair tree of life,
Far brighter rhan all earthly record.
Angels wrrte on Heaven's luminous scroll,
SBttles won by "tho sword or bhe Spirit,"
Jor the freoeom of heart and of soel,
' How the perseoouted Catholics in Prnusia,
o deprived of the ministrations of a priest, try to
c supply for the Inestimable benefits of the Holy
Sacrifice of the Mae, may be eman from the
Sollowing communication, sent from a town in
o Silerin, to the Ohio aiWsteofr . bd :
0 "The faithful, invited by the peal of the
d bells, meet on Sundays in our beautiful
, hurch, and chant first the Office of the Bleseed
Virgin, acompanied by the organ, after which
the beautiful German hymns of the Mma me
sI sng, and the candles are lighted on the high
Saltar as if High Mhsa were being said. sat
when, after the hymn at the Saoltuu. the organ
is silent, and the devout asuembly gae on the
prieatlees altar, such wailing and weeping
z burst forth that oven the moot callous heart
- cannot but pity the deep sorrow of the poor
flock left without a pastor. After a few
T minutebthe hymns of the Mass are continued
e amid wemping and sobbing,"
The Aesociation of Csatholio Youth of Italy,
which ha beean very active in organising the
h celebratfon of the Popes Jubilee, suggest:
1 1. Constant dally and more ferventprayer for
f the Supreme Pontiff; 2 Offerings for his relief
rnder the spoliations inflicted on bhim, which
offerings are to be collected and preqpnted at
the Jubilee as a "symbolum" of filial affec
tion; 3 Offerings of products of the arts sd
industries exercised by Catholics, which are to
be collected intoan exhibition to be opened in
the Vatican, and for the best speeimene among
which diplomas of honor and medals are to be
Swarded by judges delegated for that prpose.
I This Exhibition I to be opened after the middle'
I of May, and is to embrace all objecte and mat
ters having relation to Catholic worship.
These are to be divided into four olasses: 1.
Linen, silken, and woolen fabrics; 2, Objects
of metal, wood, and gluse; 3. Books; 4. Lib
eral and kindred arts, architecture, painting,
sculpture, musi, etc. Lastly, it is proposed
that pilgrimages should be made tothe Bsilo
of St. Poter and Vinecla.
S In some of the Diooeses of Ireland the Lenten
e regulations are not much more rigorous than in
I this country. For instance, in Kerry the Bishop
I prescribes :
I. By the geseral law of the Church, the
Sfaithful are obliged to fast on one meal and a
collation on all the days of Lent, except on
Sundays. From this law are excepted persons
under the age of twenty-one, as well as thoe
Swho are feeble from old age; women pregnant
or nursing, those whrose state of life obliges
them to bodily labor, and the poor, who ean
not provide every day a complste and sauhtan
S2 rho general law of the Church prohibits
Sthe use of flesh meat during the forty days of
Lent. Using, however, the powers of dis
pensation granted to us by the Holy See, we
roquiro you to abstain from flesh meat only on
Wrdnesdays and Fridays, and on the Saturday
of Ember week.
3 Yout are hound to abstain from all white
meats on Asb Wednesday and Guod Friday.
4. Persons bound to fast are not allowed to
- ue botter, eggs, or meat at their collation.
I. FPsh and meat are not allowed at thesame
The valuable picture gallery belonging to
the Do d'Anmalo, has arrived at Chnntily
from Twickenham. It is said to be worth about
$L1000000, and will shortly be thrown open to
the pnblic. It consists of 3933 subjects, be
sides a large number of engravings. The
Rembrandt. are said to be the finest in 5
istenod. Among them are "The Night PatrOl"
and the ",Reurrection of Leazrun," which the
Car offered to purohase a few years ago for
$140.000. That portion of the ooileocion kLown
as the 'Gallerie des Conqnetcs'i is alone worth
$330 000. Many of the pictures now belonging
to the Dueo d'Anmale were formerly the prop
erty of the Prince de Salerno, his father-in-law
from whom he inherited them. They formed
the nucleus of the entire eollotion, which has
been gradually increased for the last five and
Levy Brothers have a very large stock of
sorbroidery and lanes which they sail very oheep
Choice sprtng caliooes at Braseiman's, at 7
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