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n03 AU PtIAL " 1 think," d the skipper, one morning at breakfad, as we were discussing that at anedhr off the mouth of the 'lhlu ; " I A-lflnkwe had better till in as we go, so I shall send the boats cocoa-nutting. Would yoUn like to go f" , With all my heart," I replied. '" I've never been down among the lagoons, and - shonld like it above all things." "Pm glad' of that," said the skipper; "for I shall not go myself; I'm not ambi tious of being stung to death by mosquitoes; but as you have never been down the coast, the novelty will, perhaps, repay you forthae "" I'll run the rhaanee of a stinging," 1 re torted. " If we get at strong sea-breeze, we may happily escape these little pests; but when do we startiwt" " With the hand wind in the morning." " All right! Who is to go ." S"'The stvedore for -one, becrtise he knows the coast well; the rest you can choose for yourself."- - "Then 1 shall have Jones for one. lie's handy and cooks well." During the day, I selected the rest of my men, hauled. the boats alongside, and got everything ready for a start, which, it was arranged, should be about three o'clock on the following morning. Central America is so little known, that, without casting any reflection on the read er's geographical knowledge, I may assume that he was not (quite clear 'when I said that the Calcutta was at anchor off the mouth of the Ullua, in what puart of the globe that river is situated. Close to the shores of the Gulf of Hondu ras, there is a low, level tract of land, cov ered with immense forests, through which runs the Rio Ullua, one of the largest and most majestic streams in that state. This river empties itself into the sea in about 15 degrees. and 45 minutes north latitude, and 8f7 degrees and 40 minutes west longi tude. At its mouth is an anchorage, where vessels can ride in comparative safety, and where, during certain months in the year, is collected a large fleet of merchant ships, waiting to be freighted with the mahogany which is cut in the interior, anil floated down the river. Among these vessels was the bark Calcutta, whose cargo was about half completed. No description of mine can give any idea of the crystal purity of the water on which we floated, or the extraordinary and de ceptive appearances produced by it. Ba .- neath us were three or four fathoms of water; and yet every rock, patch of sand, and branch of- sea-weed, was as.distinctly visible to the eye as though we had been looking at them through at piece of~sii indeed, nmore so, for the transparencS y oJ the_vater seemed to add to'their distinct ness, while, at the same time, it acted as a magnitier. Such was the wonderful effect produced, that at times rocks and gigantic' vegetables appeared floating upon the iur face,- as though to bar our progress ; bat, as we approached them, they seemed sud denly to sink to the bottom again/ We appeared to be passing over a lovely marine garden, perfectly alive with bril liant-hued fish, which darted about among the weeds and coral branches with a celer ity that was quite muarvelous. In other places, large and biilliant-colored star-fish clung to the rfocks, while huge craw-fish moved abouf with the utmost rapidity. But, ifterf all, dscriiptilon is nlalaess. IlIad I at my comualtand the glowing language of the poet, or the power of using a pencil dipped in the most vivid and brilliant col o>a, I could not give any idea, but one that I would fall far short of the reality, of the I extreme brightness and clearness of the wa ter, and the luxuriance of formi and color I which studded that tropical sea. . We had been pulling now foy two hours,- - and a two hours' stretch at the oar, under at tropical siun, is a thing not to be joked - about. It was, therefore, with fio small degree of satisfaction that we saw the en trance to Port gal open -or the starboard side, and shortly afterward we entered the little land-locked cove of that name. Peter Byrne, (as soon as we had landed, started into--the bush, taking his gun with himl, atill had not been gone long, be ore i two or three reports set the whole colony of aumintals in an uproar. Jones was making himself conspicuous by collecting wood and lighting a tire. Peter soon returned. with at monkey or two. and several brace of young macaws and piarrots, which Jones at-once proceeded to divest of their feathers. By the joint exertions of these two, our 1 dinner was at list before us : and though a not at luxulaous one, garnished as it was I with hunger, we thought it exceltlent. The air, the exercise, and that keen sense of auinilal enjoylaent which is to be found in I such a lifet, canused ips to look with conapla- a "enely, even \lli roasteld plarrot and stewed m aoiuky. - Nothing worthy of notice took place until night caiame a. I had brouight a hIamnmock with me, for lhowcve\-r bcultiful and poetical it Ii'iy blie to irecline oii a bed oaf leaves, even though they ht of roses, I hadnl a notion that a - hammock, slung between two trees, with a blankrt to wrap myself in. would i' a I imunch nmiore prudent and sensible arra'nge meunt. Accordingly, after suplper,. I retired I to my hammock. From the most delicious shuamber that ever tired man knew, I wias awakeneld b v 1 noise such as I had never heard lbetre : it was, perhaps, tl'he most inifernal serenade that ever fell upon hiumnlan ca. Fancy i - conglomeration of the nmost unncarthly axlll diLscordant sounds that were ever ittie.red : but that were vain, for nothing short'of hearing it'could give any positive notion-of the horrible discord that drove sleep faronm my couch. Thousands of animals, reptiles, and insects seemed to be striving to outdo eachl other in the production of singular andl inharmonious sounds. Tlhere were howls. groans, roars, and shrieks, accompaimied iy a croakipg, piping, bellowing, and Lhooting. varied at intervals by a hlittle scraping, grinding, and saw-lsharpening; while, ill addition to all this, it appeared as though an army of cats were calrrying on an exten I sve noctuna-oM-, - - - sonance was, as usual, a prominent feature. Sometimes there would -come a lull; the animals would sink into silence, and, the concert would be left to the insects alone; then suddenly the shrill hooting of some night-bird, as it darted off into the forest, a or the cry of a wild animal from the twree Stop, -uT arouse again the whole catalogue of sounds. - d Toward morning I was dozing, and the animal world, which seemed to be following e my example, had almost sunk into silence, d when I was aroused -by a strong musky smell, that seemed suddenly to pervade the whole encampment. I was not properly awaike, but I fancied that some wild animal must be near, anl I cautiously looked over the side of the hammock. I could but just see the dusky fornu of a tl men, as they lay around me, for the nbn had now set behind the mountains; and cept wlere the starlight fell uponi the water, or when the flickering light of the fire now and then illuminated the camp, all -was black as night. Recalling my scattered senses, and opening my eyes, I cast-them 0 along the opening that led to the water. As I did so, I fancied I saw something mov e ing. I could not make out what it was; but it camne up slowly and stealthily. At last I perceived that it was of Aideous shape, and that it was moving up toward the s1 leeping seamen. l oor a moment I dared not mnove or speak, for I could not see distinctly enough to make out what it was. At length a portion of the fire gave way and the unburnt wood, falling in among the lighted embers, shot forth a bright flame, and showed me the long gaunt snout of an enormous alligator. I seized my gun, which fortunately, I had had the precaution to place at the head of my hammock, aimed at its eyes, and pulled the trigger; but the cap only went off The beast was now close to one of the men ;* but at the snap of the cap, he stood still and listened. -I put on another cap, and shook up the priming. By this time, the brute had ranged up a!onhside Peter Byrne, and was just bending his tail, ready for a blow, when I fired. SAll hands were up in an instant. One of the boys, in rising, stumbled over the beast and, not knowing what it was, bellowed loudly for help. Meanwhile, the struggles of the alligator were terrific, and he was blowing furiously. At last with an expir ing effort, lie turned round, and, dragging himself down to the-water, plunged heavily into it. No sooner had the beast disappeared than we began to look about us for the boy, but 4 he was nowhere to be seen. I was some- t what puzzled at this. I had heard of alli P gators dragging their prey into the water, and drowning it; but that one should do so in his death-throes, and that before our I faces, without our perceiving it, appeared. - .d--n. ,~-'1,--mee u-was the filet, the boy was gone. After so tragical an episode, I felt no in clinatioti to sleep, for I could not get the t thought of the poor boy out of lily head. ' o 1 raked together the red embers of the fie, and, heaping on -mote wood, it soon blazed up brightly. Then, filling my pipe, I sat dbwn to think. At last, day dawned, and as thie light in creased, my surprise was greater than I can describe, to see the boy, whom I fancied had been carried of by the cayman, quietly a sleeping-in his place among the men. I awoke him, and asked him for an explana- t tion; but 1 could get nothing satisfactory t from him, except that he had been horribly frightened, ran off lie knew not where, and had sneaked back into the canmi while I was dozing. The-tirst ray of. the sun found us at sea again. With our sails swelling with a fresh and invigorating breeze, we passed- the point, and %were bowling away toward our destination; and, by six o"clock, we entered 1 the mouth of the lagoon. - And niow came the aim and object of our -expedition-the procuring ofa supply of cocoa-nuts. In this genial clime, the cocoa nut palm grows to an amazing height- usually from sixty to seventy feet ; but, c some instances, if my eyes did not deceive e ime,they rose to ninety or a hundred.- The whole of the stem is clear, that is, without n limb or protuberance, and, I may say, a without bark. At any rate,they have what e may be called a smooth, round trunk; con sequently, it requires no litjlfe agility and t ingenuity to climb them. Tfis was not to e be done by agility alone, as some of our o fellows found out; and here Jones proved a himself a man of resource. t The only interruption we experienced in procuring our cargo was from an army of p monkeys, which came down from the woods c to witness our operations. First they camd a down in sixes and sevens, swinging them- a selves fromn tree to tree, grinning-and chat- o tering at us, as we proceeded with our t, work; but presently they arrived In shoals, b headed by an old fellow who seemed a sort r of patriarch among them. In the amidst of a their gambols, lihe- seated himself upon a i high tree, and they asseambled round him; 11 then he appeared to lie haranguing them, tl while they listened with profound attention. o Suddenly, asthough what he said was ex- a cessively comical, thley all seemed to be tl seizedl with tits of lajighter; and, swinging fn froim hough to bough, shrieked- it! chat- re tered nas if they had gone mnad; the younger i ones, particularly, were. convdlsed with hilarity, for they tumbled, one over thIe ri other, jumnlning into tihe air with playful t shouts; when you thought they were falling, b they dexteronslh clutched a bran'ch, and sn turmned round inid grinned at you, as if to n enljov your disalppointIlent. At last, so in- II sohlemtt were they, that they alighted close sl to the vety\- trees we were plicking, and ti scented lhalf ilclined to make nn n;ttack. tl It was not unitil I haid cooled their courage n by a couple of shots, that they desisted, i anld scuttledl oilff into the forest, uttering the n most horrible, noises. By eleven o'cloc·k, we Ihad succeeded in k fillng our boats, hiut it nans useless to think tl of sntrting inintil tine laud-inreeze came down, In] which would be lhit. ii tine ev-ening, or early ii inext morning. All lhands, thernfire, began tl to thlink of making pronvision for dinnuer, Ia Sand the stevedore proceeded to enllighten Ins Sias to thie mode of fishing in Inllomiluras. Whilst the dinner was being prepared, I e. take a bath in the lagoon. Peter, however, ze suggested-that it was not safe on account of e the alligators ; biut he said he knew a place a; outside where we could bathe without fear. to Accordingly, we took the gig;'and though it, we ,rounded several times, we succeeded in ie reached the place Peter-had spoken of. It was a small, but beatutiful; basan of te water, with a fine, clear, sandy bottom, en ig closed on one side by a bit of beach, while e, the rest was encircled by a reef of rocks. :y In some places, the reef was just covered te with-a sheetof foam, while inothrers jaOgBSd y rocks juttediup-in huge masses, over whlch i the swell broke with a noise like thunder. :r Outside the reef, there- waa a stiff breeze blowing.; but inside the surface was calm, of and the waters clear; though now and then e it was curled by a brisk flaw, whichrendered more -refreshing- and enchanting tha.water e of this b~iutiful inlet. - - e Not caring to anchor the boat, we un 11 dressed, and, plunging in, swain out to the d rcf.. I was enjoying the bath amazingly, a floundering about, under the lee of the r. rocks, over which the green seas broke at intervals, half smothering me in a natural shower-bath. The water on the part of the . reef on which I stood was scarcely two feet r, deep, except where" the swell -came round, o and then I was almoit taken off my legs, such was the precarious nature of my footing. D I was just' waiting for another roller to a burst over me, and the stevedore was float ing on his back in the centre of the basin, t when, to my intense horror, I saw a large e shark making toward him. I cried out loudly, "A shark! a shark!" l The stevedore, hearing this terrifying t cry, turned to see fpm whence the danger I came. -It would have been useless for him to attempt to reach the boat, so I shouted to him-to strike oat-obr .the, share. For a 1 second or two he seemsed fear-strioen and i made no effort to reach the land. Suddenly he either realized thedanger of his position, or he decided upon some plan of escape, for he struck out boldly for the shore. Those few seconds of indecision on the part f of Peter had enabled the monster to get into fearful proximity to him, and for some minutes the race was an exciting one. I s held my breath, and looked on half para lyzed with terror, while foot by foot the shark drew nearer tb him; expecting every instant to see its silvery stomach glancing in the sunlight, and the form of the steve dore dragged under water. Just as the shark was within a few fath oms of him, the stevedore turned sharp round and dived. As his.foot disappeared beneath the surface, the monster dashed at it, and there was great commotion in the water. For some seconds, the brute lashed his tail, his struggles were terrific, and I Sthought i was all over with poor Peter. But, in another moment or two, to my in expressible joy, I saw his head emerge from the water, some distance from the shark, and a cry of thankfulness escaped me as I saw him reach the shore in safety. Meanwhile the shark had released himself from the shoal; for I now saw that Peter, who knew the place well, had availed him self- of his knowledge, and, dexterously avoiding it, hadput the sharkaground upon, a spit of sand that ran outfrom the shore No sooner did the brute clear the-shoal, than he made fdr the reef. I had been so occupied with the stevedore's danger that I had not thought of myself: When I did, the great black fin was sailing down rapidly toward me. To enable the reader to realize my situation more fully, I may say that the boat was floating gayly in the middle of the inlet, and was thus of no service, either to :Peter or me..- Thus, while, on the one hand my return was effectually cut off by the shark, I could not hope for any assistance from the shore. It is true, the danger was not so imminent as in the case of the steve dore, but my position was, nevertheless one of extreme peril, and one froih which i could see no means of escape. Some horrible instinct -seemed to have enabled this monster to scent nme; for a few minutes after Peter's retreat he was floating close to me, gazing at me with his hideous eyes, and looking as though he was only waiting for a favorable opportunity to seize me. Death, painful and horrible, stared i me in the face, and I could do nothing to escape from it. I had retreated on to 'he highest part of the reef; but the position afforded little extra security, for when the rollers swept a over it, I was several times knocked off p my feet, and once nearly precipitated into the very jaws of the shark. I remained for some time in fearful sus- 7 pense, half paralyzed with terror, and un certain what to do. The boat was pursuing a most erratic course, now carried one way, t and now another, by the opposite currents of air. At one time, it seemed floating toward me, and my spirits began to revive; " but as soon as it got under the lee of the ? rocks, it advanced no farther, only bobbing v and dancing before me, as if to cheat me with vain hopes. Then suddenly another c flaw seized it, and carried it once more into n the centre of the inlet. - One time I thought° . of attempting to reach the point bIy -wadling across the reef; lut I was uncertain as to the depth, and I feared when I got quite a from under the lee of the higih rocks, the rollers would Ie too strong for me, so that p idea was dismissed. I could not keep my eyes froiim my ter- a rible companion, which had continued to a float almost motionless in the clear water before me. His eyes, dull and flaccid, yet u so ferocious, seenled to follow my every movement. At intervals, as if to delude , mle, he would gradually ftde away, sihking 0 slowly, and without any motion of his body, P till hle alnmost disappeared from sight, and ,, then, without any percepltile effort, rose ugain, like a cork, to the surface. There ' he lay, like a cat, pretending to sleep, yet B never taking its glance from its ptey. The tension of tile muscles was so great to keep my footing, anl I had been so long in tile water, that I felt my strength could not a hutt much longer, and I expected every miinute to be swept from the reef: All hope, therefore, of escape, as fari as any active lmeasuro on my part was concerned, was gonei ; my trust was now ill Godt; I could do oi nothing but await Ilis will. From this state of despondency, 1 was 1 i n aw akened by a shout, and the izxt instant ever, I was hauled into the boat. nt of What became of my enemy, or how I got place clear of the inlet, I have no very definite fear. idea. All I know is, that, making a bold ough dash, Peter succeeded intreaching the boat ed in and rem Vewerein - resg, an soon got back to the laoon; and though only half an hour previous 1 En of had- expected to be food for a shark, the ,en- idea had not taken away my appetite, for chile I enjoyed my dinner as well as if nothin cks. had happened. 'ered After dinner, we lit our pipes, and, re clining upon the green and'leafy award, I h mused on my #ituation. Nothing, perhaps, ider. could be more romantic. 'The scene was a eeze wild one ; and, as I gazed into the dark and aim, solnmn forests, that stretched for inndreds then of miles along the' coast, and extended an ered unknown distance into the interior, I felt rater my heart-dilate, and may pulse beat strong, as I thought of their mysterious depth, vast un- extent, and the immense variety of animal ithe and vegeta1le life they contained.-Argosy. agly, ----- - the He who loves Gtod finds delightl oven in te at the midst of tribulations. - - mral rthe TO THE CATHOLICS OF NEW ORLEANS. feet and, =m w anzanI MesMEW sTLA logs, For seve lautslit bsas matter of aeetonishment, my not to a thn etropl a the South, wt Nn o Aonmmunltt- ilke Our, numerowu intelligent, m trly rsi , then ra not a ingle .e athonlicO Admlttn that much a paper oat- is in our acit n n ya as h l, Wse intend, with the on isin, pr ot d ariie Authoristy f Ne Dtre on rge tereata of the Catholi Cnirch, which will be called the out "NEW ORLEAINS )(O-f GSB d -AN) (7ATHO. LIC ESSENGER." - Form the intllectal and material departments we have ring hen men of faith and talent, able editors, ad ex-. pe d m ers, throughly devote to the Catholic h e The "MORi tNeG STAR" will be printed in qurhto ated T dlr per annum, in avance. W a To paent all failurennd to ad ua 0ntee the m and eyof the undertaking, it ibe bed o Joint ly Vt y admnnistered aording to the laws of ion . oo., f One undred Thomand Del. in ape, Five Thousand Shares of Twenty Dollars per share Ore. eha of each to be paid cas 1 The patronage of the ev. Clergy of ie neighboring t et r dearnestly solicited. lte e whole management 1ll1 be under the supervision ine of a eommittee comped of four Priests, appointed by theMomt ev. Archbishopaud three laymen, to beeleetb the APPROVAL OF THE MOST REV. ARCHBISHOP. We approve of the aforesad undertaking, and coam. rery mend It to the Catholics of our diocese. We appoint ing Rev. N. P. erche as President, and Hev. Thomas F e-Smith d o i Flanagan as ecclesiastleal members or S the comnmittee. J. r., Archbishop of I'ew Orleans. Lth- ew Orleans, December 12, 1867. arp The Rev. Parish Priests are invited to read this proe. red petus to their relspective craiEeg V.ous. Sat President of the Committee. the hed - - CATHOLIC DIRECTORY. ter. Below we give the location and name of our Churches, thde Pastors and Curates, the hours of Mas.s, Sermons. in- tr-qtlons, Vespers, and BenedictIon. The location of rom our Free ,8iool, with the number of chllren attending i eak, ech.,'lhe'amtr Principals, etc.: ar, hseCnception Chur'ch,araone, betwesaen Co as I mon and Oenetereels-rv. A. JourdanS J President; Rev. F. tinutrelet, S. J., Vice I'resldent, ana Prefect of Studies; Rev. J. Cambaisa, . J. Treassurer, Profesor self of Natural.. Philosophy and Matliematlm; Riev. W. S. ter Murphn, S. J., Chaplain, Rev. D. Hubert. 8. J., Profes mor of the Lmt Collegiate Comee Rev . Ifolanad, . J.. Professor of the 3d Collegiate Course; R1ev. J. Downey, isly . J.. Profess of the 4th C llea uese-R; ev. . pe th ,th8J.ePr feegJ of 5.6 s Course ;Rev. I A. (. l sr, I'); Rae. R.J. thsvost Res P. deCaOrrers i ; Rev, . Dmu.o. Week day asw at 5 , , 6,6 and a t--d l Snunda at5t 6, 6.t, 7, 8, and 10. Sermon'at10 o'clock, in I 2n enedcltin at 6, and Sermon, in French, at ? hbrat C yllon-Rev. F. Ceuppens, Pastor. Mass at 8 and lid lh Mam at 10. Vespers at 4 o'clock, P. f. RSte* ssp Napoleon Avenue Boulign-lev _A. Ver. 1 y rina, ., Pastor; :ev. A. Mandine, Ca . M., 1evC. C. . lize echer, C. i, Rev. F. Guedry, C. M., Assidstants. Mass at 6a . 8 and 10 o'clock. French Sermon at 8 o'clock; 'n the li Sermon at 0 o'clok. Vespierst a e'loclk, followed .theb Instructions and Jenedk on-onue Sunday In Eng lash, one in French. r o t. leHnry, Boutia, (Gesds)-Rev. C. J.L Beecher. and C. M:, Pastor. MasandlSermonat 10o'clock. Vespersand the Benediction at 3 o'clock. c St. Alphoasus. Consae treet, betweent. Andrew and IMO JTsepi satretB-Rev. J. B. DSy, C. SS. I., Rector. Rev. a ather Alexander, C. SS. ItR., Rev. Wm V. Meredith, C. 5.1R. Rev. James Sheersn, C. 1S. R., Asistant.s Week e Ve-days Mass5, 6 nd8 o'clock; Sundays. 6, 8 and I0 o'clock. is Sermon at lOo'clock. Veepers at 3 o'clock. Evening do j votion and Sermon st 7 o'clok. Assumption. (German.) Joephine street. between Caon' p stance .and Laur.-Rev. J. M. Jacobs, C. r. IL, Rev. Benedict Neithart, C. SS.1. Masses and devotion same ea St. Alphoneuu. ew sn'otr Dame de Ben Saeours, (French,) Jackson street, be. tweing en Laurel and 'ostanoce streets--ev. S. (;iseno, C.SS. u .. Rev. Father DeHam. C. S&. . Week dany Masts at So'clock. On Sundays: First Mass nt 7 o'clock. and High oly at 10 o'clock. Sermon at 10 o'elock. Evening sermon at el iZe5 o'clock in summer, and 5I in winter. , St ary Archebi.hop's Church on Chartrreteetl, between red Ursutoe and Hospital streets'-Very Rev., . Raymond, a ,to Pastor. ev. Father Perrin. Week days at o'elock tl Sunnday, 6, 7 and 10. Sermon at 10. Vespers at 5 o'clock. v Oki Uriuline CIIurch, Urauline street, between Chartres of end Old Leeee-Rev. Father Coste, Pastor. Week day e Mss, 7; Sunday, 5, e . Sermon at 8S. Vespers at 4. b ft. Terea'a corner .Erato and Cams streets-Rlv. Thos. opt J. Kenney i'sstor. Rev. P. F. lln, Curate. Mass, off San s.,6 7 and 10 o'clock. Senel at 10 lOo'ciock. Ve' po e an Buenediction at 4 P. M. Ito t.Jo. hn the Belptist Church, Dryade, betweea CTalik.,e t and Clb strets-Rev. Father Moynihan, Pastor. Rem. I Father lion. Week day Mass at 7 o'clock. Sundaytt w ,- 7,8 and 10. Sermon at 10. Vespers at 4 o'clock. in- Louis Catlhedral, 'hartlres street, between St. Ann and S"Peterstreets-r.-ev. Father Ohalon, Pastor. tev. Fa Sther T. Tholomier. Rev. Father Feree. Rev. Father Millet. T ty, Week day Mass at 6 and 7 o'clock. Sundays. 06, 7. 8 and m, its 1. Sermon. in French, at 10 o'clock. Vespers and en- en ediction at 41 o'clock.- -. S St. Patrick's Church, Campstreet, between GirodandJtdia a '; street-tev. Father Flaanuagan. l'astor. 1Rev. Father p _,Shelehn, HeFth. ter ,ltou. Week day- Mut at 6 andi 7 o'lock. Sndaly at 6, 7 atd 10. Sermo'un at 10 'clock. t ng Vespers at 4 o'clock. lFeSt. Joseph's. Common-street. betoc'en Marais and rillere Sstreeta-Rev . T. J. Sdmith, C. M., Superir. Rev. i. Rubi, t C1' C. t.. Rev. C. Iloglioli. C. i1., lN.'. Wm. Kelly, C. I.. a ito .ev James Duncan. C. I. 1Mam. week days, 5l and 7th oht hclock. Sunday Mass 6. 7. 8. Atnd 10. Sermn at tho I ng 81. &agtsiane's C h,trch corner of Ft. Cl(autde cnd )lna tou Rona--ltev. Fathler Jaubert. ishtOr. ItE'. J'tlher Subi. ml lean,-Rev. Father Iorias. W'ek dlay Mao, at 7 o'clock. to lie -oodaytl 7,8 and 10. Sermon atl1o'clock. Veapersat F.t Ann;'s Church, Ft. I'hilip street, betwre4-Bosan and iat Prieur-lRov. Fatlher Tumoine, Pastor. Week diy Mass at 7 o'clock. 1sunday, 7 and Oh. Sermon at 91. Vespers at1 3 o'clock. an Ft.. rliay (German, Church. Ft. Ferdinand. between or lastor. 1ae. Father Leonard, Rev. Father Trevls Week lay Mass at7 o'clock. 'nday at 7 and 10. Sermon at CO 'et lO''cbrk. Vespers at 30IOCR.' -" r Ft. l'inent de reu, Greotmen. between Mouesgut and e Clutetetreet.--rev. Father E. J. Foltier. Week alcyhlaooll at 7 o'clock. Sunlday at 7 nl i0. Sr-mon at 10 clch-t-• One Sunday In French snol on;e Sunday in English. 1es AnnuY1 iatlnn Church corner If JMotadruille and .lorale* #treeCs--liu. Fathler .Ii)tt, Il-'aotor. Ve.k;lday ooss se -o'clocl. Sunday at? coul . Sernou at 9 o'clock. Ves' peor at 4 o'clock. •re F. Peter' church. on C raps street, besteen Jfarignp and fet fandeeilteetlreeta..Rev. FatherC. Moynihan, 1ey. lathner Fitzglhlbnos. Week day Mass at tj 'clock. Sunday at 7. t aid 10. Sermon at 10 o'clock. Vesers at S. t 't. Rose de Lima, Banymo treet. between forgenoie and Broad streets-Rev. Father F. Mlittelbroun. Veek day Ma', at 7 o'clock. Sundlay at 71 and 10. Sermon at 10 ot o'clock.- Vespers at 4 o'clock. ry Ciapcdof the Urauline C'onrent, Third 1istriet-Very Rev. N'. .Prche, Chaplain. Moss on Sunday at 01 and - Lc StY. Joseph' C/treh. Gretna.---On Sundays at 7 o'clock, w1 E Ith- ast 10 o'clock. High Mass, and Sermons In 0Englishand German on every, altcrnate Sunday ; at 3I no o'elock, Vespers anl Binidlition. ee. -JIoly Cross. (Male Qerpha;; Asdlum.) Inndepsre trati. -aind .Distrii.-l. t. 1-athers'ondon, Short-.l Is THE-MORNING STAR BOOK AND JOB OFFICE, NO. 40 Poydras tret w r ns This Establishment is now fully prepared to execute ia kinds of JOB WOURK, suh au CIRCULARS. CARDS. ENVELOPES - DEEDS. CONTRA TS, INVOICES, MORTGAzGES. HEAI)INoS. CATALOGIES. AUCTION BILLS, HAND BILLS BILL HEADS, TOGRA1MERi BILLS OF FAIRE BANK CHECKS, DRU;GISTS'. LABELS, DIRAY RECEIPTS. BLLLS OF LADING PROMISSORY NOTES, ETc.. ETC.. ETC. ON THE MOST ArCCOMMODATING TERM& id CHARTER OF TIlE iL NEW ORLEANS CATHOUC PUBLC oN COwPy, At STATEr or LOUISIAXA, Parish of Orleans, City of New Orleans. E IT KNOWN THAT ON THIS DAY of -in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundre and eixtyight, and of the independence t thne United States owf Aerie the ninety-second, be fore me Wm. . Cateli, Notary Public in and for the in Parish of Orleans. State of Loula duly commissioned and qulified, ad in the ree eof the witneses herein. after namedsand' ude ertied personally came and ae peered, the parties hereinafter named and undersl who declare that, availing themselves of the proviions of the satutes of Louisian relative to the organization Sof rertos tbey do, by these presenta form them selve Mtoand qpnatitute a corporation for the following speaified etbect. and under the follUowing stlpulations. at, to-wit: he AD akIrs I. ,The oficia namoe of the e ration shal .be the New Orleans Catholic Publication Clmpany. ber ASihCLu 1. e t buhsn ad legal domicile of the corporation shall be in te City of New Orleans, ubJeet to removal only by In a vote of three-fourths of the bona ide stock holders he with the consentoft&e President. The object of this company Is to publiah a newspaper in Sthe City od New Orleans and make such other publica. nx. tone as may afterward be deemed advisable m y the lie i rd Drectib --- m ARTICLE Iv. to The VcPreeident of the C.mpany is the officer on whom, .as such, aitotious my be served, and in whose anme snitwillhe brought . ARTImCLE I. tt Tberapitl Stock of the Corporation is fried sat One of Hundred Thoessdar iu ntOiool ollars. in Five Thousand Shares of Twenty Dollars each. one l o eaoch sun - to scripta to be paid at the time of signing, and the re n maider whenever called in b the Bonad of Directors, at any tme after sixtydaes shall ve- eapsed- frem the re eordingof the act of In mation, provided said remaln Sder may be paid at an time, voluntarly by the stock. n older, withot any of.the Board, entitling him tea >I. ARTICLE viG .a This Corporation shall commence operations as soon as Two Hundred 8hares .of' the Capital Stock is sub scribed, and immediately tereafter the Stockholders P. may meet and elect portion of the Board of Directors. n-- Directors must be stockhoders; each share of stck t subseribed shall be entitled to one vote. tockholders F may vote in person or by proxy of another stockholder. or ARICLE VII. In case It should become necessary to place this 0corpo ration In lirquindation, there shall be appointed by the Board of Directors, some one of their number who shall . represent them. ant whose signature shall be binding on the Company, in such capacity. ARTICLE viii. N'o stockholder will be held responsille fr any liabill. ty of the Company beyond the amount ofhis stock. ARTICLE IX. Tlhre shall be no msale of stock without consent of the Ioard, and no transfer of stock will he recm,gnizsd uno a: leMs approved by the Board. a AR4TCLE X. If The First Presidentof thn-l ld of Dir r trns shall he K the Mloat Rev. Jean Miarie )din: s ARTICLE XI. The Beard of Direetors shall consist of. besides the SPreslidetnt; First, four members who shall be Clergymen. tand who shall be named by the President. and second. Sthree other members to be elected by the stockholders. a- ARTICIS Xi. The Directors of the first-dam shall be appointed and Sremoved by the President, and their places filled with . others appntsed by him, as frequently as he shall se r. ft, without any rponsiblllty in anywise on his part to ; the tolholde or any subjrection to their supervision. The ohjoect of this aerle Is te secureM in the hades of the n President, the complete control of the newspaper and of 7 the gteneral business of the corporation wheunever hemay see t to exercise It. SThe three Directors of the second cleass shallJe elected by the stockholders, at an electlon to be held annually in Ste month of December, (after the first election,) on such day as may be appolinted by the Board of Directors, Snotice shall e given n th neute - n of .the company At this election each share of stock Sshul re entitled to one vote, and the majority of votes cast shall elect. In case of a vacancy occurring during the ar, the place slunl he filled Iy vote of the remain ing Directors of this class. The Vice. President to do cide in case ofa tie vote. ARTIClE Xtv. This annual election of Three-Directors shall be the only mode in which Stockholders, as such. may claim any influence in the control of the paper or the affairs ot the corporation. ARtTICLE Xv. No member of the Board of Directors shall receive any pay forhis servines, nor shall he hold any othler office or employment in tile paper for which hlie ill r,'cecte any Scompensation. .IITICLE. Xvr. The President lalil hold his oflice uotil lIa lhath or Svoluntary resignation. ARTICLE Xvli Upon a vacancy in tihe ofie of Pr,-sidlent ns'nrrorilg int eitherof these two modes, hml nceessor ehall ie elected, by the Directors of the firetlass, or as many of them as may then be In office. During any albsence or incapacitv of the President, his place shall e filled by such one ot Sthe three Directors of the first classu as he shall appoint Vice President. ARTICLE XVIIL The Board of Directoreshall have entire control of the business of the Company. They shall appoint editors and employees of the newspaper and fix their compensa tioti. "'ey shal regulate the isue, size, name, freonen. e-and time of publication of the pap]er. They halla ve thepower to hoy material and make all arrangements nr the conduct of business, such as contemplated in Art. Il. They may convoke meetings of the stockholders wlhenever desirable, and declare dividends of profit, tf any. AlTICLE XIlX. This act muay be amendedL by s vote of the stockholers. Tetfcet tis there must lie cast in lavor ot said amoudn. ment two-thirds of all the votes entitled to he cast, each share representing one vote. Snaii amendment nnmust' have lbeenpropose.l by the Board of Directors andsl ap - proved by tne l'resident. ARTICLE XX. Tihe term foir which this Corporation Is formedn shall be tweuty-five years. ARTICLE xxr. Should any stockholder refuse or neglec-t to pay punr. tually his or herinstalment as tihe samenn falls nduno Interest at the rate ofeigitnper cent. per Unnllnlnn small le sauledn thereto ilnm maturity until payment, andl it' any stock. holhr refuses, or neglects to nay Ihis or her instalment within thlirty days alter the spe -ifcd tinme of payment, tihe oard of lDirectors small have tie right lncanusing any share or shares upon which any instalment may be due, to be sold at auction or otherwise, as the Board mayddeem advisable. NSEW ORLEANS, Janunary I, ,18i. I CHARLES H. LUZENRIURG, District Attorney, in sad for the First Judlicial District. P'arish of Orleans. do hereby certify, that I have carefully examined the fore going Charter of the New Orleans Catholic Ptcbllation Company, and that I nfind nothing therein contrary to the Constitution and the laws of the State of Louisiana. C. I. LIZENBlURCg District Attorney First Judicial District. J. N. ODIN TIIOMAS ,i. S1T1 , C. ., N. J. PERCHIE, JOHlN . DUmFF, T. t '. IF.'TER IIOL'L)N, JOHN FLANAtAN, .IAMES O)'DO)WD. T4lMAS KENNEY. P. G. MOIIAN. I). IP.ICANLAN. W. J. CASTELL, W. B. LANCASTER .fee CLOTHING AND DRY GOODS. -pEET. WIVLLIAMSON" & BOZLING, (Formerly Peet. Simms & C....) IMHIIORTE5 AND WIIOLntAnP IEALEnRS IN I)IIV t;OODS, No. 23 anal i-i hiagszine rtreet. fe-Ri ly Few Orleans. TIOMAS C. I'AYAN, WIOLF.AALE AND RETAIL CLOTHING STORE, Nu. 7" Canal street betnween Camp ani Magazine. felt 3m New Orles..