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Tenarmsi otr our Do as e an Pa - r ýau W SOlO 1 du Na OrmeuaeI sU .Wllaton fmmpaneu, qNae. 14O The Director of the Company :Mi The Mat Rev. Ahrc h Jo. .-er mtae. Prohsdent. Very Rev. N.J. Prces!. V. ., Vice Prealdent. kl Rev. T. J. SlTn, C.'M.L:ev. J. B. Dour, C. S&.; Bev. J. FwLANuAGi Mr. HOx Mc-1--- Mr. oJot ao All communlcatas are to be addressed the -i I - totn of-T P W4n e'. - Teru of HbAr.ptton, Four la per aunanm. Single eopi Te Cent. otea f- 150l oli e Advertlementa nlrted at te rate of per e, erght lint, solid Nonparel, .tcostittating 0qur. C14 t mvertmest n huing the of the paper. last inowrtioti.,- O) per quare ; each eaubeqnnt one- 1. a. 75 cants perna quate. AoLvertimnenta inserted at intervals, to be charged a o mew eeah nsertlou. -. 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After mass ,r which coimeen ccsla o'clock, the pre late will 'ive the Papa- enediction, to which a plenary iidulgence is -ied an -- ugee- "'-- isa.c LECTURE lIY FATIIEI JAcons.-To-mo ca row evening, at seven o'clock, the Rev. Father Jacobs, C.S.S.R., will deliver alecture co :tt St. Alphonsus's llall, for the benefit of c tlhe new St. Mllary's School. Subject: "Is sp the Bible thile olrd of God I" The well- WI knitwn bililitof the tRev. Father cannot he fail to attract at nllullerouu Itatn4i4n11'e. Cv (C')l.l.Ee'TlIt Pe tIi TIlE SE311NAIY I.-ColleCa tions will lie taken i to-daty, Easter Sun day, in all the chrurlhes and att a tll the masses, for the Diocesan Seminary. It can hardly he necessary to dwell on the neces ity of contritbuting to this fund. All the an faithfut- are under olrigations to sustain a in work, the necessity and itporhtance f ei which is obvious. CiminRCI orF ST. VINCENT DE PAIrL.-The bhr exercises of the Forty Hours will take place of in the Church of St. Vincent de Paul, on th Thursday next, April 16th, and the two fol lowing days. The opening will commence .. .. ea_ n to fut u eminen ce. h when a sermon will be preached by the Very be Rev. Abbe Perche.. On Thursday, Friday, an and Saturday, there will be a sermon inl Frendh by the Rev. Father Jonrdan, S. J.0 pr after the seven o'clock mass. On the even- w ing of the same days, at seven o'clock, an fu English sermon will be preaclhed by-a Jesuit Tl Father. al On Sunday, Alpil 111th, the 1.'st Rev. cl Archbishop will confer confirmation on tile e children who will have made their first of olllnthillio oll that day. as well as-on Pt adults, who are plrepared, ant hadliot tb received tl ritoe. h a .1. .1. FINNFaY, E.Q.-Tlhe ainnual exercises p of the lan departmnent of the.University of Lonistmant took place on Monday last, and we have to regret our inability to attend, C but we learn front others that ta large and e discriminative audience was present. The f( tIon. Randall Hubt presided in his usual A felicitous manner, and his remarks were lis- 1 tened to with profound attention. We un- o derstand that the young gedtleman. j n " name heads this paragraph, in his saluta- a tory, made an iupression which his friends A cherish as an earnnest of future eminence. It Mr. Finney possesses many of the elements b which underline a successful career. Abli- n lities far above the ordinary ranmge, great v lwersc of lpplication, per'sisteltt lpurpose, .und albove all-sustaining all-moral ifid religious ptrinciples,:---invalfutllhe traits with l whlich to coltmmence life. c TI'iE I AIINNI.: cil Tilt. , 'Ti I .TII.-T his ialU- s able addition to the weekly liress of-the s South is on tuir tael,e. 'Thte literary abilities -F of Ieu'. A. .. tyattn anre too we'll-kiowii to I leave ltnyi 'loults as to thle character of its edlitorial departmlent, of which Ihe- takes h]luirg. 'l'lie lltunlers before us c'olitain reprints' of tC' several of hris poems, which aire I gems ill Eiiglish literature. Ilis leadj'rs 5ho1w tllat ]lt('-caii tr'anlsfter" to the regions of| luOsC maucli of the' tire and iltanger t'y fCr which I his verse is so c'lebrate'dt. lT' Utmt' of the SOth is devoted to religion allIld htltriot ist'--it is Chtholic and Southern. It is oti the winning side in ole resplect, certainly, and if, it'rchlalnce, doomed to defeat and least withho 131101. Any one wanting a good piailto, at a Ilrict, fe'ltiing to the card of MIr. J. Kirshehcnheuter in another column. Holy WerekJ' i o The peuiteltial easoa of Lent has jnut terminated with' the aiirnset eontinu exercises of Holy Week. AAfter aljtbJ.' t kind Providence often -sends.o.i a and the austerities of Lenttrquenit place a pe ofomparative relief Troubles grew lightr; for the time at least, and sunshine seeps to break through the 1 clouds that arefoe threatened so menacing ly. Let nslhope that the piety with which our copnunity has observed the precepts of lthe Ilhurch, and entered into its spirit, [during this time of penance, will attract the blessing of Heaven, and bring some relief from the manifold burdens of the day.. Notwithstgnding the discouragement of I poverty9d the necessity for unusual at tention .to b-siteess, the churches have been crowded on every appropriate occasion, and all seemed to enter earnestly into the holy intentions and meaning of the various cere monies. And how truly solemn-andaffect- C ing are thoseceremoniese The Church, t commnencing on Palm Sunday, accompanies its Divine Founder inhiss triumphal entry e into Jerusalem, and never leaves Him-until Calvary has lifted Him on high for the de rision of a fickle multitude, and His mangled c body has been left with the shadows of death c around it. Even then, she weeps at the sealed entrance of His tomb. e The Church is frequently reproached with b an undue reverence for the saints. The honors which she pays them, simply be cause they have been pleasing to God, and n 'ch thus referred to God hinmself,are cons ed as idolatrous by those who do a not, or ot,-see the motive of this re spect. But du ' the whole week, which we have just comp e the Church deuvotes her attention directly a exclusively to the Saviour himself. Sie co emorates every event, dwells upon every i dent, t and re-enacts every scene of His Sacr Passion. Here, at least, we might expect her critics, those who are-consumed with zeal for the house of God, to vie with her, nay, to outstrip her in devotion to the In- 1l carnate Son. But, strange to say, they take t no notice whatever of these thrilling passages L in the history of their Master; they leave Himn for sympathy and commemoration a wholly in the hands of those whom they brand as idolators. So great is their horror t of an indirect homage that they overlook r the opportunity of direct worship. ' THE REPOSITORIES. The various churches that we visited on beantifully and tastefullyadorned. Flowers and lights And rich ornaments beautified the side altars where the Sacred Host was preserved for the offiee of Good Friday, and where it received the adoration of the faith-. ful, who came in crowds for that purpose. This side altar and its surroundings - is always in striking contrast with the general character of the sacred edifice, stripped of every ornament, clothed with the garments of sorrow, and presenting the general ap t pearance of desolation so appropriate to t the season. The Church cannot forbear stepping aside for a brief period from the sad road that leads to Calvary to give -e pression to her joy at the institution of the f great Sacrament of Love. The crowds of faithful who go from one Church to another to worship at the differ ent altars may be supposed tomake amends e for the negligence of the three chosen 1 Apostles who slept while their Master agonized. . It is a-beautiful custom in some of our own churches to watch throughout the gight lof Maundy-Th dy, -in-silent adoration before these holy repositories. is At any hour of the night a passer-by, should h" lie choose to enter, .would see the altar blazing with candles ever renewed, and note the kneeling figures of the sleepless Lt worshipers. ', tWe-believe that we do but justice when d we say that to St. Patrick's Church belongs h the honor of having introduced this pious custom among us. To the Conference of St. Vincent de Paul, of that parish, was as 1- signed the sacred trust of making the vigil, me and now, so far as we know, in every thurch s -where that society has a conference, this to holy watch is kept, chiefly confided to their L5 eAvotion. el , TiHE C(.TIIEDRAL. " Ln The Most Rcv. Archbishop officiated in re person at the Cathedral on Holy Thursday. rs The services were very long, including as of they did. the blessing of the holy oils, and It the processlon of tlhe blessed sacrnmnent to '.( the reliositors. We( were glad to see that t- the health and strength of our -venerable un prelate permitted hin to unuergo the fu .y, tigues of the occasion. The. ceremonies ad Ilasted nearly three hours, and as there was at no sermon and very little music, the exer tion on the part of the chief. actor in the scene was almost uninterrupted. ci' . TIlE I'ENEIR.E, . .- These impretssive offices were not neg er lected lbyv the devotion of the faithful in the various churches. Consisting princilially t .' &nd isaaj of thei: i . it `they l11 lebfitga,"$1 MI' _ pise those psalms whdch btb-eaiTh st Stouihingly a. spirit of woe sa in- tt tation ; sorrow pervades every mo' ent, bu V-and one by one' the lightwi th sanctuary is are exj .ll' extingulshed but one. Tbis denotes an the gradual and total extinction of the lights which the Jews had received: from : the prophets. The one left brning repro sents the Saviour, and though never extin- ci guished, is hidden-for a while under the Oa e altar, thus typifying the total spiritua . darkness in which the world was plunged . during His entombment. at [ GOOD FRIDAY. T Though this is the only day of the year th n oi which no mass is said, there is no-other in d day, probably, on which our churches are so constantly thronged throughout the to whole of it. The neighborhood of every t church' presents an animated scene, with qu the crowds of. men women, and children, mc . who appear to be making a pilgrimage to col every sanctuary in the city. i It-will generally be found that the devo- of tion of the visitors is divided between two ha d central points, the repository and the crn- as ciflx. The altar where the Sacred Host was e kept is still generally a blaze of light and ha ornaments. Here is a constant current of h humanity which comes and passes on, after e having paused a while within the motion- the less circle of prayer. The main altar re- ar Imains stripped and desolate, the door of its net tabernacle thrown wide'open, to signify its abandonment by Him who has gone to show the us-the way through the valley of death. The other central point of attraction is another sidealtar, or other location, where tithe crucified image of our Saviour, in the tul attitude of death, is exposed to the venera tion of the faithful. Sometimes it is so dis posed that those' approaching can get near ugh to kiss the sacred wounds. In other hinsta , the image of the dead Body is represente s detached from the -ros-and suj laid out in the ulchre. In the course of on e the day we paused re one of these that the was admirable as a wor art, and em- p, e bodied a mute eloquence mo ucing to and more effective than many a - go course. The pallid hand of death was o r tle brow, and the agony' of dissolution still of rested on the.'; beautiful features. The wl wounds were all visible, the body of the ,., natural size, and nature so imitated by art ts as to convey, through the eye, what cannot sh abeexpresied in language. re' t i aa or us to reanze wa can th suffer or die.' We are prone to think that te even in the flal, Divinity susuitnew Him- it and-made his Passion easy to undergo. di, That it was all nothing to Him-not like cu our sufferings adT-sorrows, a reality in which we can sympathize, but something ye mystical and incomprehensible, more appa- big rent than real. In looking, though, upon wj thebe 'masterly representations, we . are th aided itn realizing the- actual truth-that th his flesh was just like ours, his sufferings an 0 just like ours, and his death just like ours; al ir that his Divinity did not sustain him; that si, - it was physical pain which killed him. The re r great incomprehensible mystery, tlut God am e became really Man, comes nearer home. in It is much to be regretted .that the am churches have not all of them the means to place before the eyes of the faithful these beautiful but expensive masterpieces. It en is only the wealthier or more liberal con- co or gregations that have obtained them so far. in Yet, what more desirable use could affluent rid Catholies findfor surplus means than pi procuring thuee most isefuTajuncteto the ci sanctuary t Not every man can be an apostle, but men of wealth can, with their so means, place in the church some monument of piety and genius that will in itself be an p= ever-teaching, though silent sermon. - o --- __ -- in TE..--Mr. J. W. l'att, No. 102 Camp gs street, announces the receipt of choice teas n as in another column. We heard a good deal pi of about these teas, and knowing that peace bt 8- will not "reign in Warsaw" where a good il, article of thlat which exhilarates without in i briatingisotkepnd adjourned court till a verdict is rendered r by a jury of female.teologians. --------. - - i . GA.sto.o.-By reference to an adver- o in tisement in.another co-li-n, headed" Peo- s ple's Ticket," it will be seen that R. Gannon as is a candidate for Constable of thenSecond t ud Justice's Court. -s we do not see in our O to columnsll ally other person nunounced for at tlhis oftice, we take it for 'granted that his le fitness istuncontested and opposition hope ta- less. But his friends, and the$- are legion, P' ice must make assurance doubly sure, by K -oas oting one and all, as thougidthere were I ir- legions in the field. he -- - al An unfailing literary resource is Simon's, aI 85 Baronne street, corner of Magazidie. Re- ti g- views, pamphlets, and papers, extending w lie over thie whole range of amusing and profit- st ly able reading, mnay be found there. _ to We do not wish to enter the arena of tics in aprt character,.nor to dic tate'-avote under the pretext of conscience, m but we think the, puesnt political emer- p r expression of their views by all who take an interest in thepubliec welfare. w , passing through a period of misfortune and ' ering. In addition to politi~cM' cepli- a' cations of the-gravest charaster, the finan- P Seal question is extremel' embarrassing. n SOur currency, nationgl and municipal, is in a very unhealthy condition, and public credit, especially of the State and city, is m at so low an- ebLas not to be available. i Taxation crushes out all enterprise, and sr the elements of disaster are growing dgily a er in importance. r The subject of most immediate interest m re to our community, however, is the administ p l tration of its municipal affairs. The great 0] h question of "city money" has been a para 14 mount one with us for a long time, and countless are the profound fnancial schemes a which have been invented for the solution of thegreat problem. Luckily the problem n ro has, to a great extent, solved itselfe-s ar I- as the immediate convenience of the public is concerned, by the money in question h d having continued to sink so ~teadily that it a has finally sunk out of sight as a currency. a r Were it not that the public school teachers, t the police, and other employees of the city, are still paid in this paper, it would lose v ts nearly all importance as a question of the to day, and be left-uqnoticed in the hands of the capitalistsa _s--e mus re~~iber, however, that it is still used as the mtium for carrying our municipal givernment, and that even 1e tually it must all be redeemed by the tax payers of the city. These two considera tions should stil-k-eep it before the public as a question of present and future im- g er portance. is We do not propose, at this time, either to * id suggest a new scheme of financial wisdom l of on this-topicor to advocate any one of " at those which have so far failed to secure a a - patent. We merely wish to call attention s kg to the fact that the best schemes can do no v good unless put in operation. That is a n edition precedent to the success of any lof . If we have a city government ' e which is lazy, too ignorant, or too cor e rupt to act i , why take the useless Strouble of construcntibglans which have no Ot shadow of a chance of tried. The r real objecfin view, then, sho de to get t 5 the business lodged in proper and compe at tent hands. Then, like any other busines ' m it will naturally be conducted in the most n* discreet and successful way of which_cir se cumatances will permit. in The great question, then, before our g voters should be, irrespective of political C a- bias, who will be the safest men to entrust on with the control of city aflairs 1 We think ire that no one will differ with nus when we say at these men ought to be intelligent, practical, 8s and honest. The affairs of the city are s; always sufficiently complicated and exten at sive, but especially so at this juncture, to he require the exercise of great business tact od and ability in their control. There is an immense revenue to administer -annually, he and there are powers to wield, which, by to an- injudicious exercise, might sacrifice se public interests, and involve the city in embarrassing liabilities for many years to n- come. The control of the levees, the leas ar. ing of wharves, sale of markets, granting nt rights of railway on the streets, and other powers ought to be cautiously and judi- i e ciously used. t an Why, then, entrust these powers to a be eir sotted ignorance which has never lifted its ' !at possessor above the meanest functions of an private employment, or to the visionary a talents of a professed politician, who has a never been able to conduct any personal c np interest to a successful issue t Let us have ' .as prudent, practical, and successful men of business for our city fathers. wd Honesty ! It may be considered unfair i in-to insist upon this new element in politi~e at this late day, but poverty drives us into economy. liwealth anT abundance filled olr borders, a good-natured public was too busy or too comfortable to squabble r over aldermanic pilferings from its coffers, a Sso long as they were somewhat disguised a oon d not too extensive. The municipalpoli nd tician of that day was to the community ur somewhat in the relation of the jester of old " for to the royal court. He was an excellent his fellow in his way, considerably given to e. roguery, and much addicted to sack. At a n, present, however, we can't see the joke, for by King Cotton is deposed, and his court are Lre not in a laughing humor. The offices of alderman and assistant alderman have~no salary annexed. They Is, are not intended to promote in any manner ( le- the personal interest of the incumbents, r ing who ought, therefore, to be citizens of sub- I it- stance and public spirit, able and willing j to devote a portion of their time to the J publicinterestes. Each one of the questions conirijg lieifeie ii 'niilas a money side to it; the valoius j~~p vitýs' which their votes may concede to private parties are worth a price.' Let us not -place there men whose n .re y p *jud- y-*- : ... Let us have men whose sterling integrity will rise them above a bribe.. There are such men in nomination now for theseand other municipal offices. It is not for us to point them out, nor, indeed, is there any necessity for it. What we would desire, as citizens, is that all should view the sabject in as serious and practical a light as. it deserves. The instrument to be ýPrecate at' the same election for the acceptance of the people as a constitutibn, may be adopted. If es, it is important that the" organizations which must take place should be as perfect as possible. Taxes are too high, burdens too oppressive, debts too onerous, to justify us in yielding toany supinieess at this time. Despair cannot improve the siiuation; energy and promptness may save a -great many of the pieces. At any rate there is no self-reproach when one knows that he has done his best. No matter then what shade of politics we may favor, et-us unite in promoting sifitable men to municipal control. Citizens who own- property here, and whose material interests are all eein tered in this city, cannot consent-to sacri fice realities to political abstractions. If all such will unite in selecting safe men--men in whose hands they will feel their interests to be secure-we may confidently expect our city affairs to present a more promising appearance before long. Easter Sunday. T o-eay tie Lhuren lays asime her mourn ing and-rejoices. Humiliation has changed into triumph. Throughout the wide world a holy joy pervades her offices, a holiday gladness rests upon her children. Every bell peals loud and fearless, every organ swells with notes of triumph, every eye brightens with hope and exultation. And why? Because death h-r u-en overcome, and life has assertedits-immortality. The - Ssilent tyrant has met his Master and been vanquished.. Therefore do the children of men rejoice,-because the grave has ren dered up its first fruits. " We know that - we shall live forever." - It is the triumph, too, not only of hope,- but of justice.. The great drama of history , has been played, a drama whose terrible reality was of more entrancing interest t than the wildest fiction. The whole world -was the spectator. On one side of the con asall thatwe love and cherish-trath, innocei ee, nstice, hope; on the other were arrayed all the powers before which we , tremble-might ucaraft and cruelty and ] despair. The human'heart was array t against itself, and furnished the very ele ments of he conflict. All that iia of mildness, of gentleness, of unresisting tei~ derness, was forced at length into battle e array against the rude warriors of pas sion, armed with the weapons of physical D might, cunning with the guile of hypocrisy, t and sustained by the powers of the world. i It was the lamb against an army of wolves. Ah! who could doubt the issue ? Truth was silenced, innocence condemned, justice defeate I. Where the better spirit of the human heart looked up and saw the Cross, then she hid her face in mortal terror, hope d, and despair reigned triumphant. But the drama was not quite over yet. r The curtain was to rise once more. Hu man justice, banished from earth, had fled to heaven, but soon returned-hnnd in hand with its divine brother,"that eternal justice which knows no defeat. The stone is rolled from the door of an entombed innocence, and the curtain rises upon the last scene-a scene of triumph. Innocence and truth I come forth in the person of Lhe, ivu" a viour, resplendent with a glory from on high, strong with the blessing of Omnipo tence. They come forth to conquer a world which thoughtto have crushed them forever. Oh, the power and majesty of right! There is invincible strength in its very wfl8netas sa- implicity is true wisdom. It Smay be humbleand poor, but the haughtiest Shand of power that touches it shall wither, ani the mightiest empire which spurns it shall crumble into dust. "The stone was rolled-from the door." SHumanity loo'ked into the vacant prison, i anmd saw, in the swathing bands on the Sfloor, the chains of a captivty-broken, of a tyranny verthlrown, of a victory turned to ashes. Its eyes ware unsealed, and it un rderstood,' from thenceforth forever, that "the battle is not to the strong." Right need no longer tremble in its feebleness Sbeneath the frown of giant power; truflth can look fearlessly on the raging storm of error. There is One who hath not forgotten, r One eye which sleepeth not. Tlerere, do we ring the glad bells, therefore does the Imaling organ resound, therefore does hope illumine again the eye of faith,-because we 5 know that innocence is Mlight. and that Justice shall prevail.