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oaw ozLasr, awArSUr AM= , ISM The Workhot *. n our last iasue,- Tes r ma s were made on the House of aeug, To-day we propose a few thoughts on a grade of crim inals of more advapee4 aga, Great diversity of opinion has existed as to ther most effectual way of dealingwith this elass. In arriving at conclusions, oppo site extremes have been reached.- Some would reform eriminai for their own sakes. Others would render it impossible for them to repeat their offences. umnan'itU lIfia so called, would punish too little; followers-of the code of Draco would exterminate the crime and its perpetrator by the same flat. Theories have been exhausted, and the riddle remains, and will not be solved by reliance oni ere material aid. To effect reformation, the conscience must bereached. Criminals are like other people, moved by the same passions, and analogous means of reforma tion must be adopted in both cases. While mawkish sentimnentality is to be excluded, love must be the basis of any permanent reform. While crime is to be punished the criminal must, at the same time, be made to feel that sevenge is not the motive. Yet the unfortunate course pursued too often justifies the conclusion that thi- is the end and object of our criminal jurlsprudence. Let whatevermethode be used-to leadthem, or to drive them, failure inevitable must be the consequence sqfar as reformation is concerned, unless high motives and holy principles are the basis of aetimi. Visiting our city Workhouse last Sun day, we found nothing to admire, so far as the public authorities have made provision for its inmates, yet much to approve in the administration of the Warden, dMr. Noble, and his assistants. "Over four hundred," was the response to the inquiry as to the number. Perhaps no similar number of criminals is so inadequately provided for in any other civilized country. It would seem almost iiiriedible that a city like New Or leans, with its position andresources,should huddle four hundred beings into such prem ises'as the building on Lafayette street. A short time ago, sometihing was said about re moving this and the "House of Refuge to a suitable location, having buildings more in conformity with the day and, age. But the exigencies of polities and thbereed of place has obliterated every consideration of hu manity, and the Workhouse and Refuge fathers. Four hundred white and black, men and wonme, and saddest of all, several youths among the aiumbear -.. A survey of those hundreds of human countenances-what'a revelation does it not make! AU that is worst In the wilderness of human nature is before uas. Few can view it without being profoundly moved. Ruffianism anld c"'i e are here delineated on all sides; lawlessness becomes impalpa ble ; a sickening sensation overcomes us, as though we breathed an atmosphere of unfathomaibl depravity. The experience-in most similar institu tions is that the womeb--are more refractory and incorrigible than the m .en. This coin cides with the-general belief fal~tfemales who are criminal, are far worse than the males, and another fact being, it is said, that in proportion to thewhole, agreaterpercent age of the formner than the-latter-arereco mitted. Miserable creatures for the most .part; rained by poverty or betrayed; de based by inebriation, intellectually low and torpid. After morning prayer and other exercises by the Brothersof St. Vincent, Father Dun can, C. M. of St. Joseph's, addressed this motley audience for nearly an hourtn lan guage so pathetic, moving, and eloquent as to w raw soos, mon, and tears from the apparently hardened, and surely, unfor tunate creatures. The week upon which they were entering, being a holy one, nhe told them, their present position was doubly unfortunate, not alone that they were con fined, but likewise because they were dy barred the privilege of joining in th lioly functions which recalled the sa rings of their crucified Saviour. I /rms sympa thetic and earnest, the ere invited to re view a career whi aed to such miserable results. Thg ~ temptations assailed though fe were the powers of re~it anc ough inherent corruption ad de ved practices had almost ed every -.cstige of the divine g ,nm sll they were the very persons for vwhem our Lord nsuf fered, and were only one among them doomed to eternal punishment, for that one their merciful Saviour would have died the ignominious death of the cross. But we feel as if mutilating a sacred record in even attempting the faintest sketch of a discourse that softened and sub dued those not given to the melting mood. J.ustice weighs atoms in the same scale thant it we"jhs werd. The -Rev. Father Ryainthe eomzateaes h-ewuare O seameons't the' Frenh lhiea'e of at?;Lonis Vast, crowds, composed of pemapeft;;; every clamss, hastened to listen to him. Among them,. mdn . whtO"ar1 ti ~ ofi _ planes-tltng' jmomage tto, the, iit 4 ous. Dominicesa. Histet--" The Temptatidaet our Lor twas -lken from the 'ospel of the day.. ih the nidsttof his' eir qm he stopped suddenly, and,. by *,happy -eato rical period, thanked God thdt he was'per mitted to announce the Word of GGd In Rome-Lhe felt the we~g$ such'an hQnor, Senderedbnt the moreodistlaguished Ib the locality and -the occasion. The locatidn- this pulpit placed in our natijnal'Churte, between the altar dedicated to Clovis and Charlemagne, and the grand altar, where fs enthroned the Kiijgly eceiience-the aias. ter of IKings. ,The mnomeit--that ."wIi France, thanks to the ,Catholio sentixaets of her people and the eloquence of her ora' tors, and the- energy qf her. governent, by the valor of its soldiers, has maintained the independence of the Sovereign Pontiff and the liberty of the Roman people. The substance and subject of the discqurse was very appropriate, the object of the ortlion being to demopstrate the holinessef the Church. He deobloped the three points.of the sacred record where the demon-asked our Lord to turn the stones irto bread,.t precipitate himself _froa_htn. top of the mountain, and to prostrate and adore him. The demands which the demon made of our Lord are the same which the impious, addres9 to the 'Chnrh. Such are a few of the points of a discourse which abounded in traits of true eloquence. - If it were permitted- to criticise what is delivered from the pulpit, we should say that the eminent religious, though he feels well at Rome, has rather a toovivid remem brance of France. Thoughthis sounds like a reproach, itfhas at the same time the re semblance of eulogy. That France-saved Rome, no one will deny; but the whole Catholic world was fairly represented-in the noble contest. And Father Hyacinthe's auditors numbered as many of the faithful of other nations as ot French. mEW PUBLICATIONS. A TLES FRO] THE DIARY OF 'A SSTER OF MEnco. By (.. M. Brame. New York: TheCatholio PublicationCompany. 1868. The great fault observable in' Catholic ' publications, until recently, was the slo venly manner in which they were go up. Poor paper, bad bin&hi, fidtfutlnt print, and careless piroof-reading were striking blemishes to which no amount of intrinsic merit could reconcile us. 'The im provement of late has been strikingly Sb servable, and we have no doubt will have 1 its due weight in promoting the sale of Catholic pnblications.--The volume before us is a satisfactory specimen of the favor able change which has taken place, the paper being fine and white, type large and clear, and the binding neat and substantial. In this particular the Catholic Paiblication Company has done much to popularise our literature. The volume before-usis made up of eight 9 tales, viz : "The Double Marriage," " Cross d Crown," "'The Novice," " Fatal Acci den ,'&~" The Priest's Death," " Gambler's Wife," "T'he Apostate," "The Besetting Sin." The first named, "The Double Mar t riage," we gave in a 'ate number, from which our readers may judgeof the capacity of the authoress to invest her tales with in .terest. But it would be a mistake to sup= pose that this book is simply amusing. No person can arise from its perusal wit~p~p feeling that the lessons are deeply in structive. Mr. Gogarty, Catholic b seller, No.J51 e Camp street, has far ed us with a copy and we would ad ~ all who wish to y genuine read ', to call at his esta Inment ° and pr the work. LA ALICE, ETC. A nove ew York: Ap pletons. New Orlean Ilelock &Co. 186(8. In an admirablveview of the above Swork, in its ook Notices" of Sunday last, oures cted contemporary, the Times, fell intoa error in reference to the author of Lk dy Alice." e his interesting and picturesque book was written, Several years ago, by the late Rev. J. V. Huntington, of the Episcopal Church, who was not at that time a Roman SCatholic. It is a highly drawn and roman e tic sketch of aristocratic life in England and Italy, and was written in defense-and n in illustration of the High Church, or Pu o seyite school of theology in the English 'e Church at the time it created some senea tion in literary and theological circles, and d was received with much favor by the then t growing, but now dominant, Iligh Ch'urch Sand representative element in the Anglican establishment. Il Several years after the publication of his I work, the author of " Lady Alice" aban a memb ero f ts#App a$ eostolic Chunrch,. comm ith the Seei of aAedtio with the. CttCcC ChcOb , pub baln," "The s oerest, " Blonde and l iranett me," za , m nsy fagitive tales and sketches .ie was the sathor, alsg, of several acceptable poetical contrlbutlos' to the literary journals of the couutry, wilder the iitals of " J, V. H." He removed to Baltimore, and.became the managing editor of the Metrelpolita», a monthly magazine devoted to literature Iad.religion, and subsequently was'invited to St. Louis, to take charge of the Mt. Louis Daily Leader. " Lady Alice" is the representative of the advanced ritualistic school of the English Church, and is replete with. illustrations and arguments draiwn from history, R sthe ties abd literature, in defense of his favorite f Anglo-Catholic system," which; in most, things, agrees with the genuiine Catholic Churci,-except, in an especial manner, the supremacy of the Bishop of Rome; as the Pope, or chief,haid ,rresiding Bishop of the Church Universal. With the exception of the above errors and defects, which were retracted and abi jured afte-rthe conversion of the lamented author to the Catholic faith, we can com meand this work to those of our non-Catholic readers who are desirous of faumiliarizing themselves with the ritualistic controver sieswhichareagitating the Anglican Church and its branches. Messrs. Blelock & Co., No 130 Canal strVet, have the above woik for sale. EDITORIAL AND OTHER ITEMS. The Clerkeuwell prisoners are to lie tried this week. Mexico is still the prey of banditti, both in and out of office. Negro suffrange is defeated inl Michigan by thirty thousand majority. B--iumiis going to farmil;,;. le has been harrowing all his life. Brigham Young has suppressed a Gentile paper in his dominions. A ma-ecannot be hung in Minnesota, un less the jury are unanimous. The average size of farms in California is six hundred and sixty-six acres. Dr. Livingstone has turned up safe. A letter has beenreceived from him. Last year Great Britain paid over ten million dollars for imported eggs. The judges in Memphis, failing to find crinminals; are arresting one another. nA nao a en owa lyn, who ip no ojeetonu to children. A resident of. Cleveland. ate 'four daesn row eggs for a wagere on the 29th nit. 'A Cincinnati judgedeclaz' -the Indians diVterNe laws a disgraadtb ivilisatiou. Grant junior is said' tobe ratier sick of thef iummery publishe~d by Grant pere. Mrs. McNevin, Wife of Dr. McNevin, the Irish exile, died last week in New York. A resident of the Ninth New York dis trict had an income, last year, of $600,000. The general disrespect shown by youth to age is traced to the public school system. The trip between New York and Havre was lately made in eight days and sixteen hours. A knife has been manufactured in Shef field having eighteen hundred and si rty-src'en blades. A claimant from New Orleans suesC"Chi cago.T-ir real estate valued at o million dllare. - Grant granted a, dele ion of ngoes from Yirginia an in rew, but would not grant their pet on to dis is vernor Wells. Steel rai are becoming common on our railwa We hope itsl ill not harden the dire rs' ways. 1 he standing armies of Europe are larger now than at y former period since Napo leon's day Fro recent developments, the Prince of Wa a might justly be designated the Prince rofligates. The hop crop in the West having proved a failure, we may reasonably expect a rise in the article. The judges of a Pittsburg court lately.x. fused admission to the bar, made by a col ored applicant. A preacher in Brooklyn prayed. .lst week, for the court of impeachment. Great sinners need most prayelrs. Mr. O'Conor. the celebrated New York lawyer, receiveid $50,(00 for his servmies in the Jumel will case, In the new North Carolina Constitution provision is made for apprenticing white children to negroes. Tn Alysina, a man is scourged by his friends beftire marriage, to test his power of endurance mfterward. The Bishop of Havana has sailed direct for Madrid, notwithstanding the oplposition of the captain general. The cashier of a bank in Rhode Island, opened, his bank vault to robbers, lately, under threat of death. Complaints are made that aham dianmonds are greatly in vogue. There are shams inl more.things than jewelry. Lord Cairns is said to be the first Irish man who has ever held the office of Lord Chancellor of England. Henry S, Foote has joined the Methlodists. Henry has had very little method in many ithings ire put his foot in. was more than two hours be Tred. Staren Be te the other day. Wande, if hear seI ,!S ' et gently o'e mestealing" \-., The great Exptsition bnhldlg' in' Pears, which o tem eleven mllildranes hadalely Sbeen.sld fre half a million. , .. The heart of the Pate Kigtofiis of fava ria has been deposlted, according to custom, in the church atOld Ottingen. Less og meat by nineteen millions one mun-drodi and sixty-two thousand. ,pounds has been made this year than last. The English authorities have reamsed to mitigate the sentences of- Father M'Mahon and other Fenian so-called convicts. Bells made from cannon one hundred years old, have been east by g Northern fdunder. Hayti fIrnished the eannon. - Vermont sngpr-poospeet is dnot a:food sa usual. The maple qqeeds warmth. Wonder if they would receive' some of our supihinel t Gen. Grant has gained a farm in a lawsuit, by- b ecision of a Missouri court. He is now conurting "sweet voices" for the Presidency. A famner in Maine obtained in twouinths and ai half four lnnndred and forty-eight pounnds fho y frto two swarms of bees. Tlhe United Stated-eSipreme Court has de cided in favor of Mrs. Gaines all litigated points which hlve beeq~pending so-many years. The Scottish Registrar leneral says the successful fishing season has caused double the number of marriages. Saunds like a fish story. Tyung.has not improved by the Potter's lecture. -He preached in afBaptist church Sunday week. Still, he may be mended by pottering. Two ladies died in this city, last week who hiid reached the ages of one hundred and three and one hundred and ive years, respectively. In the late New Hampshire election, sums varying from $25 to $75 were paid for votes. The bribers were determined to make their " calling and election sure?' A local Methodist preacher was killed in Sunnter.-last week, by the premature tiring of a pistol which he had prepared to detect thieves visiting his tau-yard . - The Agricultural Department has added to its museum specimens of Angora cats. Good monusers are sadly wanted about the Treasury of the United States. Mrs. Gaines is building a handsome man sion in New York. Her gains by the late decision of the Supreme Court will enable her to build a palace. A missionmi-y showman named Oscanyan, is lecturing on Turkey at the North, which makes a contemporary say that the audience will no doubt be staffed. People of New Haven complain of danger i from a steeple in that town. We are not in formed whether it belongs to a high orilon The Irish Epleoopal bishops lmvepeti Stioned Dismelisto ave at least part of tjet revenues. They evidently tlnink half atpi is better thnanno bread. . The insurance agets in Bridgpot, Con Snecticut, had their office destroyed by the lat fire--they were not nsured. Set a tar. example, gentlemsen. B A Methodist minister asserts th is - nomination spends two million do rsin tobacco, while the missi t ry is * eighty thousand dollarsi' deb The artesian well" St. is has reached over three thou fee Well, we bored a to reach a w on C al street, years ago, but the w r won at budge. It I scove that the cause of singing Sin ce is a rasite which preys upon its ver. l i an bipeds sing because of a pa rasitei the stomach--hunger. ' . small codfish waslately .purchased at bank, which contained twenty-one large gravel stones. That fish was sold by the pound, of course. The news from Mexico is headed "inter r esting," but we fail to find the first item of interest. Mussling the press, brigandage, confiscation of church 1ioperty, suns up all. Miss Mary A. Levers, twelve Iur'iold, qf Jackson, Wood county, weighs ftre hundred and twenty-five pounds. It would take a pretty heavy spouse to balance, that lever. -Three thousand negrmes have petitioned f to be sent to Liberia. If it were three mil lion, it would show there were just so many wise men among our brethren of African descent. A Rev. Sunderland offered a l.r.:yer at a concert given by Ole Bull that God would crush the Democratic party. Loud applause was the "amen" to this prayer. This man would sunder our land, and then blaspheme heaven. -An article was hIanded us yesterday for a publication in the IMOIIING-STAR AND CA T- no Mns85ENscER, whichcontainediauob jecitionable line. Poh," said the author, " what is one line '" He was not convinced till we informed him that many a man was h;llag by a line. - Pince the first announcement of the assas sination of Mr. D'Arcy Magee, we-ihave seen nothing further, except the arrest of two persons on suspicion. Since the above was written we learn by telegraph that Mr. D'Arcy McGee was shct t dead, on the mnorning of April 7, at O)ttnwna, nCanada, by an unknown sasnuin, as hee was entering the hiuh.-e -where hle lodged onn Sparks street. The ball passed through McGee's head and lodged in the door, whiici hIe Ihadl olpened. The son of thie land lady cname up soon after, and found tihe body on the pavement. He saw nobody in tih nieighlborhood, and heard no footsteps. It was -a light, clear, bright night. The assassin must have bedsn behind the fence of a vacant lot oppositeor mnade a very hIasty ret-eat. McGee had just left the Parliament House. The brains exuded,.and the side walk was covered with hligmd, indicating thant the rhio r ws. held dote t h"ie hcad. Mrs. Lei ....... ......... ............... .... I 00 Add Sen .............................. I O AlZai Dmlaa...... S]m ai, q .;.: ....... ........................ 100 ...........wd......................... .. . , DTo.lr ao e......................... ........ - ....... ' h P e .......... ..................... . Elka Deeves ................. 1. 0 i W . ofe ................................ 5( SMargaret De . ..................... .. ...... 50 mia D evee. . ....... r.................. John Deere., Jr _.. ........ ................... - 50 STheodore l ve ..................... ..... . l0 I the r Dereies.............................. e t io o I Ja s n ....................e .. . 00.too r The Presterias, referringt o the vain at tempts of the above mentioned sect to es tablish itself in the South, states that there are only three "churches" of the kind in existence, and they are exotics and alien to I the feelings, sentiments, and institutions of Sthe o80uth. The Newbern, (N.'C.,) church himas only " four resident members," and is Sdependent on the "Home Missionary So t oiety." The Memphis concern, once self-sustain ing, is a failure, and is in a worse category ; 1 and the New Orleans conventicle Is in a little better cbndition, but is also dependent upon Sthe "Home Missionary Soeiety." In fact, merely political churches, whoseoclergy de scend into the arena of politics, and preach SSharpe's rifles and the Freedmen's Bureatu Idorality insteadofilhe Gospel of Christ, do r not succeed in this benighted region. PIANOS.-PIANOS. tL. (RU~SEWALD'S i USIC STORE PIANO FORTE WVAREROOMS, No. 1t2 CANAL STRETr, NMw Oar ass, Agent for STEINWAY PIANOS edt Mason t Ham. in's Cabinet Organs. Importer of Musictal Instrnment, Violins .uite., Baaios Flutes. Accordeonua, Italian' and Ftren6hb itrioa gdndnsui nt Publisher of Sheet Music.Imporr of Forein and Amerlcas privlge of purehasag. - amha iy PANOS PtANOS-ALWAYs ON NA k NE W ADVERTISEMENTS. * Cm's adl tne on 4er; Carn'0 Peaso, _h ich wr The0 undereige, Organthe bo ty ! Scteeh . fefs O e, p st reet ew Or seans S U TATE VOY HOFI, Nan of UPRIGHT PIANOS. STO Rvast" 1e. 0; Snest, $ 0 per lb. Yonog o sons, f40, finest, a loerlb. Ool ora 900; sneetst 10 per lb. EnglishR |t SO per b. uMied., (green and black) Snest, I J peril. We ca save to Tea consumere fenn Sfin cents toone dollar on every pound they buy, and f, after giving onr Tha a trial, trey are not satfaictory, they can bLe re. turned, and the money will be refn ded. J. W. PLATT., (er. npl2 I t Corner Cao nl and P -wndre tI...et.. AR E CIIANCE FOR A PIANO. The undersigned, Organist of St. PIrtrick' Church. toffers for ale, at a very ow price, a new, upright. No. I PIANO, from the celebrated Hers Manufacto.r., Paris. B Aply at St. Patrick's Church, or at his resid'ueCr, aN. B Fourth street, near Annnnlation. pIn It.2 J. KtRS tT VtV"rnrar a,. C A HIL L T COFFEY fJACKSON CORN MILL AND FEED STORE, Nos. 796 Levee and 33 Water streets, Foerth DistrIct, ,EW ORLEANS, £PALR5e IN Say Corn, Oats, Bran Flour, Potatoes, OH Cake, Rock 1 Salt, etc., an Msanfactnrere of Self.ltalalng Fleur. Also have constantly on hand, a supertor quality of freh-groupd Corn eali. Oat ]feil, Ilalrny, Grits. Chicken and Cow Feed Courn Bran, etc. " All orders promptly llled ant s1dppod, and Spcds de nI ad I-on y pealer t ey.it a free of drayagl o. o Weesneuap/ # Cuash. (sir asa call an convince yotrselves. aPplr ly 1IDEAFYN 8SS DR. W. L. DAVIS, Aural urgeon and Consulting ()phtlalhnoe Sul:gono has removedto No. 91 Canal strret. betweeu lalin snn, Franklin. Dr. lD)eican be consulted daily at his office. Hours of consoltation on l)alesge and kindred amllc. I tlos, from O. A. M., to 2 P.M. sap tf - - PEOPLE'S TICKET.--THE VOTERS OF'- THE Third Wtrd ofthis city are hereby remlniedl tAt I. OANNON Is a Candidate for Constable or tie 4eeon.I Jnstlee'a Court, Election 1tbh and 18th of April. liit. CRL'a I BOYD, .COMMISSION MERCHANTS, And Dealer. In Bagging. Rope and Twine; Iron TIm, Hay. Corn, anat Otis, No. 85 Poydras, lititr., New Orleans. "CITY MOYNEY AT A PRkMIUM. BERRY & hART, Wholeslee and ]Rtell Dealers In I"AN°CY A.V STAPLE GROCERIEI4, No. 71 Camp street. New Orleans Courtry ordrslr prm1ptly attenaled to. N. B.-O. deliverel to sz4part of the city, fele of drayage. City Money recivedat a PreninnI of Five Pr Cent over the tomrrnt rste. r- mh)l im (VIDOW GLASS, PAINT, WALL PAPER, WINDOWv SIADEs, ETC. A large nod wCl] selected stock of tie above goods alwaya o luranl nI; fur sale at greatly reduced prices at the paint store cI :