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NEW ORLEANSla SUN'DAY. JUNE 14, s189. A .AT2ItN AT ?VAhMa. The petty malice displayed in the con cluding part of this article will surprise ni one when it Is uasrstood that it emanates from a source tnever omits an opporta nity of flinging qng,9rthing Catholis. --T iat --tlating to the ri'sl'Pritan," shows the unmenneted Celvinihi-tc snimal. One of the weaknesses of Americane abroad is to seek presentation 'to rowned heads. -.Our. Inisters'at London, Paris, Vis' sa,,ds sr continental capitals ar "sbore to ( "-to use the eomimo- " p i requests for introduction at ---curt: 'VL etiquette'asy person ppm ent& .tals jov 'must be ofl suf- i at rit Pihm works well enough iathe ease of eabjets of all amen arhial government, whether absolti..oe limitedjt b of .persons eatftldi to:prese q1W4 ai- . _.. But when ap every mt adiwc ie ia among us is enitlog to visit e WhitstIlouse and shake bands with the President. Probably our repub lican court receives more visitors every month than the sovereigns of England, France, .B~olaeor any other first-class powerit, whole lifetime. We carry our rppublicanlsm with us when we go abroad quite as much as the Englishman carries his .insularity-and one thing that we re njemrbe,.above all others is, that we are enblde to a state presentation at home, and therefore mnusthave the same right abroad. Wonman, lovely woman-especially if of the clast of noutrea riche- is quite as keen on.the scent for royalty as her bearded and bigger half. To enter the penetralia of a palace and gaze upon the features of it presiding genius she will undergo any toar. tare of body, mind, umilliner, or bank ac count. Nay, she will even subumit to :array herself after a prescribed form, while at home she would laugh to utter refusal all dictation in the matter of dress. Husband, father, or big brother wiho, ay betraveling with her is kept is metaphorical hot water until he secures the desired invitation to court, or is positively refused all admission. When she has been m the presence, and ac tually received the hundredth part of a smile from the august face, how perfect is her happiness, and with what ineffable con tempt and scorn she ever afterregards those who were rejected! A presentation at a ral or imperial court is an event to be talked about on all convenient-and masny inconvenient-occasions for the rest of her natural life. Customs differ at the various European courts, some of,them being more easy of access than others. Some admit male civil ians in ordinary evening dress, whilre there require that they shall be arrayed in uni form or in the prescribed costume of the court. At the palace of Tuileries it is both interesting and amusing to witness the movements of some of our aspirants to dis tinction who are arrayed in uniform for the first time in their lives. Their suits fit them! uneasily; they are generally too large or too emall; their swords dangle be tween their legs, and occasionally trip them up; their cocked hats are inconvenient to dispose of, and altogether they appear lie organ-rinders' moenkeys in new jacket.. As the presentation generally consists of standing in a row while His Majesty walks throughthe apartment, and hears the names of the visitors ea s an overseer calls the roll of his hod-caiers, there is a suspicion in the minds of many, as with the boy who studied the alphabet, thatit is hardly worth while to go through so much to accomplish so little. His Holiness, the Pope, is more easily ac cessiblethan minost of the kingly and impe rial personages of Europe, and especially so to Americans. Every little *lile there is an opportunity for presentation at the Vati can, and it is not required, as elsewhere, that application should be made through the embamadorof one's country. The lead ing bankers of Rome can procure invita tions, and they generally do it by whole sale. They send lists of whatever names are registered, and I suspect they oftenpro cure a few dozens of papers in blank, to be filled up by themselves. The invitation specifies the dress to be worn on the occa sion. Gentlemen must be in evening cos tume, with white cravats, while ladies must wear black dresses and veils, with no bon nets. I believe the costume is varied at times, and of late years it is less rigidly in sisted upon than formerly. Happening in Rbmelast year dlitiing Holy Week I found there was to be a Papal au dience, and, on application to nmy banker,I received a ticket of invitation. At the ap pointedhour-fouro'clock-I rode to the Va tican, and passed under the colonnade of St. Peter's to the broad stairway that led to the audience room. The harlequinish looking soldiers called "the Pope's Own" (which the American bishops have been requested to replace by a thousand good Americans) were ranged near the entrance at the foot of the stairway, and formed a close line through which no one asprovided with a ticket was allowed to padea. At the head of the stairway were elamberlains of the Pope's household, performing the easy, though necessary, dutyof finger-posts to indicate the way. Winding along several passages of that huge building (it is said to contain four thousand rooms) there was a goodly number of visitors about, as one usually tinds the crowd at a theatre door five minutes Ibefore the performance begins. I was escorting two ladies who hesitated to ride bareheaded from the hotel to the Vati can. Our ,'alet de place accompanied us to the foot of the broad stairway, where he took possession of our superfluous garments, and waited until our return. The last of the line of chamuberlains stood at the door of a long and narrow apart ment-proportioned more like a rope-wa:lk or bowling-alley than anything else I think of-where we were to await His Holiness. When I entered there were three or four hundred persons in the roomn. and lfore the time of prtesetatiol callne tih(e nuiiibiei'b" Irad incresed to a thlousand. I tink .aot least four-fifths of the assemablage were Ame and English, in the proportion of six to one. A few of the former .bad, managed - o" evade the ' etad were arrayed in frok-ecsts, er as ber was very small. Them, was: a, ir Ssprinklin of ehildren, every mother beg Sanxloui that her' darlings shwald& ee vee a the Papalblesing. Many broughtrosar es and crosses to be made sacred by the pres eince of the Holy Father. Some carried e them on their necks to the ~ humber of a doten or more; othleiild~thes'i~i hands ; and others wereso liberally sapplied : that they brought themrin bagsn or baket&. near me stood a. woman whom I have d slae met on Broadway. She held on .her arm a basket large enog for a bach.elors m a eting, and lsd it ane~lu fuof rpert~arl Sand other treasures of the Cat oli hieart. Several dealers in theseartlelesa ha aDfeye a to business, andseeoured the 'blesaaigd a a vlarge quantltyaof their o aref . Thecae wo uhldr be sold atanadvsnee ,of flf percent, ovaer reglai prics, and eturn a dsom proIt Lto the enterprising meitcha. ' a .,Vounegpriest. who had cueftoron a th interior of Italy to attend the care amonies of Holy Week were in the keam bliagee andwore' an air of meek. devotion while waiting theecoming of.the maiwho represented to them God upon earth. Seveial of them carried small crucifixes for which they sought the blessing, and would, no doubt, worship in the future with an in ereased taith. ' There was a humn of . oinversation--chiefly in' Anglo-Saxon - diuing the time we awaited the arrival of the Pope. There were but few seats-only a single bench on c each side of the room-so that the great d injority were obliged to stand. By-and-by t . the hun sunddenly increased, and then 'f sank ahnost to silence. All eyes were " turned toward at door at one end of the long d hall and as it swung open we, sw His Holiness .ditering. Preceded by two 'car dinals-one of them the famous Antonelli-. and by-several chamberlains, he advanced. along the apartment, one side of which had S been kept vacant. Ordinarily, there should Lhave been but a single line of visitors, but U on this occasion the front was everywhere 1, from four to a dozen deep, and not arranged g in regular order. Nearly everybody knelt- ra few 'sturdy anti-Catholic Americans re o maining firmly upon their feet,and. some. ' compromising with their consciences-tby dropping on one knee. At first the eham berlains took the ticket of each person 4 is and announced the name upon it; but as L this delayed matters somewhat, they very 4 e soon contented themselves with announcing I a only those who bore titles of some kind or e had more than ordinary distinction. As my 7 name appeared to bear a military prefix, r and was followed by the magic words, " Etatb Uis," I received special attention a from the chamberlain who took my ticket, f and consequently from His Holiness, - Pius IX. The Pope is a finely preserved old man, and appeared as if good for ten years more e of temporal power. His face is pleasing, and when I-saw it there was kindly smile t that overspread it, and was well calculated I to win admiration. He was dressed in the w white costume familiar "to all who have - studied his picture, or at all acquainted a with the ordinary vestments-of the Romish Church. He appeared to have special fond Sness for children, and bestowed his blessing u0 pon themmore liberally than upon adults. o One of my lady companions took her little daughter to the presentation, and was. quite delighted at the attention she received. Somehow the stiff-kneed Americans were SFrequentlyintthe front rank, greatly to the e annoyance.of the more reverent ones in the n rear. I presume that several were brought o down who firmly resolved before going h there that they would not kneel on any ac h count. ,One rigid Puritan told me the ext day that he had determined beforehand he L- would never kneel to the Pope or any other * man; but the repeated cries of "a genoux," o " a genour," and the reluctance to wound is the feelings of the Catholics present had - been too much for his spirit. After passing in front of the assemblage the Pope went to a desk or pulpit, apbout midway of the hall, where he made a prayer * and a short address, both. in the French e- language, which he speaks with fluencyand as correctness. The address was in no way o" sectarian, but a wholesome, moral lecture Sfitted to any people professing' Christian n faith. Then followed his blessing and bene " diction, to which all bowed in silence, and a then filed slowly to the outer air. a at THE HERO 01" MAGDALA A CATHOLIC. n- The London correspondent of the Irish (Dublin) Times gives the following account ly of thu .family 'and religion of the leader of u- the English expedition to Abyssinia, Sir ,I Robert Napier. " It (the expedition) will p. do as much to set up British military pres a- tige in a way as the Mexican expedition t. took dowun that of the French. It is rather he hard to appraise such an aiticle, but the rg English nation is one that sets a very high cl value on a good general and in Sir Robert ed Napier they appear to have got one of the is) exact kind they best like, a general of the ot Wellington school, cool, wary, prescient, ne patient, saving of his men, an exact calca a lator, and one who when he does strike of inishes his work'at a blow. This Napier, he who has addeid ~a new glory to an already y, illustrious military name, is not a scion of to the family which produced the admirals ml and generals of the last generation, and of to which Lord Napier, the present Governor Sa of Madras, is the head. He belongs, I be no lieve, to an obscure family of gentle bloodo ior in the Highlands, and is, I am told on the as. authority of an old brother officer, a Roman to Catholic by religion. There can be little ti- doubt that he may have the peerage, and to welcome, if he pleases; but he has been, he until within the last few years, only a its, colonel of engineers, with his pay to live on? The appointments which he has more od recently held, have certainly been the most rt- lucrative in the Indian army, but even so, lk not rich enough to enable him to save a ink fortune. He will, it is said, be at once -s. gazetted Grand Cross of the Bath, and pro our moted to the rank of genemral, as a military ,re recognition of his splendid achievement; ter and further civil honors will certainly fol a.t low.' h CAnioci *f p C oal lnf ess u * * r let, t~ _ ard'the taico dn o e SEmperor N1 '?li' .. " •oonptbtd 100,000 ns, tlP ? ilster orfPublie W w-o /amp llto00,000 . nes 1 DArw of A DzimnomsHan ROrit. OF I aIcM -.-Died, ia Beo, fbitife d with all .he eron of thehurel,In Aprila4tb, I Mg.i Andre Pla, audtior genera of the Apostolic Chamber. ' Bon 'a't h oeta, Feb; I ruary 11th, 1811, he antered'ts, prelacy in r 1837, filled several high 4qveniuent e and was, at-lengfi, appoipted by lis H - i ness auditor ' geral, one of the- mot laii-' pot at.positens Injthe Roman Court. bA iktro btDoCaptr1 PacCi znNio. s Oa liondelr 7th almt ; rai sese oa of ian ' i~r-t~oi plila iselft which must bive r ejoiced~thae eart fthe of th an the actsnd h ll em Te o Sthoer 'Einigiiih'.ol athon who hi ,ve ;han i helping ertir.n Tory eanddates in ten Kent and elsewhera.-A ea-. ra . Sthie above day had arrived Ben~infast. two Catholic clergymen who 'ha traveled Sby it-,from .Downpatrclct `Were~el ngthe station, the, Orasgemen raised a. loti yell, •and commence., vilgroQpely to hoot them. From hooting, 'they proceeded to violence, and' roughly Jotd them. The imilweyn officials ntored, and but for this the clergymen would'" have-been severely han jdled. ' As it was they had to remain a oon siderable time in "safe keeping* 'on the platform before they emeld venture into the street. This is only.a pleasant sample of Swhat would be the case in England if the few-very few, thank God !-Catoll who w have thrown in their lot with Mr.. Disraeli and the Protestant Electoral 'Union gained what they wished for, viz: a tory mad~o ity: in the House of Commons. These gentlemen seem to forget that being traitors to tihe Irish cause makes them enemies of the Catholic cause in England;--Londorn Caflao-' Slie Register. A DAY WITH THE' POPE.-A correspond I ent of the Epesement Illustre, who was ad -mitted recently to an audience with the Pope, gives in a letter from Rome to that ournal some interesting e etails. about the T'olyFather. .Hesay.: .'.. The Pope is pretty tall and stout, with a out being obese. The fnrniiture of his Sprivate room is a square table, with two r hairs and an arm chair for himself. The room is very small, with a low ceiling, no r curtains, and the walls covered with paper of the cheapest sort. Those of the grand official saloons are covered with silk. His bedroom has yellow curtains, no carpet, and a brick floor, with a little bedstead of iron, ;, without curtains. He is very neat in hisper son; his hands, which are half covered with white mittens, are particularly attended to. He rises at six o'clock, shaves himself, and says his mass in a little private chapel, and then bears another. At eight o'clock he Stakes a small cup of chocolate, and at half d past eight receives his ministers. Cardinal a Antonelli comes every day to the Vatican, e when prevented from .dQing so, the under I secretary of state, Monsignor Marini, takes his place. The other days of the week the - other functionaries in their turn transact Sbusiness with him. At half-past ten the mihisters withdraw. The audiences then Sbeyin, uuad are nqt over till one. At two s deock the Pope dines-in.his private aparta. . ment. His repast- is of. the most modest e kind, alld it always ends with a sweet e meat, ,t" which all Italians are fond. From e half-pa: two to t tree he takes his siestal t at three lie reads his breviary, and g at half-past five goes out for a drive ir a carriage with four horses, accompanied t only by two young priests. If the weather e permits he alights and walks in the most r retired of the city; nevertheless he'is folowed by upward of two thousand per i sons, who walk after him in silence. When d it rains his Holiness proceeds to the galleries of the Vatican after the visitors have re e tired. He is a great lover of antiques, as It proved by the researches and restorations r he is continually making. On his return h home at six o'clock, the audiences recom d mence and last till ten at night, .when lie y retires to sup. He goes to bed at eleven, * and the next day goes through the same n routine. - Though advanced in years he s- sings very well, and, what is quite unknown d even to many Romans, plays well on the violincello. When I was received with any companion, the chamberlain plucked me by the sleeve to make me kneel. The Pope, - perceiving the' movement, spared us the r genuflexion and made us approach -the it table at which he was sitting. ' So, then," )f his Holiness "said, " yon are two jour ir nalists, friends, going together, to Naplest" 11 He spoke about Naples, and asked us how - we liked Rome, adding that people found n themselves very free during their stay. He ,r then took two photograllph likenesses of 1e himself, one for each of us, and, with a sly h smile said, "I am going to write something rt for the journalists," and, in a firm hand, ,e traced these words: " Diligite veritatcm, tlliam Dei;" , Safter which he held out his hand to us. His Saffability is extreme. Hlie speaks French with as much accent as Rossini, and theim pression he produced on me was that of a pleasant and tranquil old man who appears Is to be but little occupied with external of matters." r RoEi.--Thursday, dlaig the Feast of St. e- Pine V. the Pope went to Sta. Maria Mag dl giore, to venerate the body of that Pontiff, eo which is preserved in one of the chapels, and in is vested in a lace rochet, givenby Napoleon le I. to Pius VII on the occasion of his corona ad tion. In the af'ternoon of the same day there n, was a grand assemblage 'of Zouaves and a Gendarnli in the Vatican gardens, tbreceive re at the hands of the Holy Father, the colors re destined for the former by the ladies of st America, and for the latter by the ladies of o, Spain-the Queen being at the head of the a list. They were first presentedt t the Pope ce b, General Kanzler. That-ofthe American o- ladies is white and yellow, 'mbroidered in ry gold raised-work, with the l'ontifical arms, it; and bearing the inscription '"America Matro - narnam Obsequium an. MDCCCLXVII." The igtaf in surmounted by a statuette of tt. tiehael. a " "tiis ofe red velvet, with the tiara pia ji der on one onM rrato on SAbeats abust of Pius I. RepleseUthtiv rpis the various resi "WO tt'wet m up to witnues eof S.. hhPP .and r a -a o roysome tee thom to toudphe etorespetive toudd t-btea thrers fnvoirm on them itlg amphie amnia-9n. thb Lqof, Hosts, mnighty in bate to beW them bnloe thah the, miht hei brible-`to the enemies ofthe Ch an Iots,,ant acetosrtin earnest of victory. Tbeb~h;Le banded:them to the respective standard-bearers, invoking on them the gace to bsr them aloft throiigh the midst of the advdrry In the name and to the oy.ef God . eonelding with Pa tibi. sthe mblybropke up he addressed the troops efore. him in his novel, simple, and pternal mnmer. He allded to the triumph at L IPto of the trbops blessed had eeli called -to strutge wit and ove camAe heapepsal adv, ies the Church sytLe I was thewk assigned to e Pope olto-day to l, with, and he added1 ater at a Ani uliar feeling as if wait"ng.fr an interior nspira tion to. ratifte wor . eos , the special adyVwaig of the Church in this century, who rage, no less furiously than those of the ahltebfth. "These two standards," he continued, "sent 'us the one from: the kingdom which, in old times received the title of' Most Catholic,' .and the other from a young and thriving community of the new world, are a earnest of the respect and sympstiyogr prowess has drawn on. you pfm arts of Christendom. Seconded by your arms, continue without hesita tion to uphold the sacredrights deposited y kceping ;thOug yourm n.mers be sal, I know that your faith and . your courage is Invincible. I know that I can rely"upon you to the last drop of your blood, to support me to the uttermost in resisting the yoke of the adversary Strong in the might of our God, you will break in sunder the bonds he would fling around us, andoast away his cords from us, and thus continue to call.down on you the praise of your brethren, in the faith of the lilessing of our Lorwhich is the earnest of life eteinal;.' .There wasnothme sentence, for which I will not venture to trust my mem ory, as some importance has been attached to it, and the lilprebsion many received, is that it predicted a proximate call to arms, and a certman and cilve viewa.. T:. frenzy of enthusiasm which his few but burning words excited, was with difficulty repress, while at the loud stern word of military command fulfilling the scarcely necessary formula, the menbent the knee for the benediction, and that over, it broke out in a long and thrilling vibration, not easy to be forgotten. DOMaBTIE CATHOLIC INTELLIGNCZ. CoNvE~riox of GauMAN CrTHOLC So0 clRTIrs.-The German Central Catholic Union formally inaugurated its thirteenth annual convention on the 31st ultimo, by a grand procession of the delegates through the principal treetsescorted by the various German Catholic societies of this city and vicinity, and a solemn high mass.at the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, in Third street. The delegates of the- convention number about one twelve hundred, and rep - resented every section of the country. In Second, Third, and Fourth streets, and in the avenues transversing the same, being that section of the city where our German fellow-citizens mostly reside, 'they had taken the utmost care to decorate the fronts of their houses, so that (especially in Third street, opposite the church,) the display of nationa flaaand religious insignia gave to that portion of the city. the appearance-of a gala day. Across the street, above and be low the church, were thrown arches of ever greens, surmountedby the nationalflag, and across and pendant therefrom was the in scription : Welcome." At eight o'clock in the morning the societies and the delegates .ranged themselves in processional order, and the line of march was forthwith taken up. A platoon of police, under command of Captain Mount, headed the line, which was made up as follows: A section of cavalry, Captain Schwartz man, the committee of arrangements ; the honorary members of the Union; band; Independent Rifle Company, Capt. Behr mann; the delegates to the Union, led by Marshal Kerpen, of Chicago; the officers of the Union; the clergy ; the societies from .Pittsbrg, with band; the -societies from Buffalo, Rochester, and Utica, New York; Erie, Pennsylvania, and Columlis, Ohio the St. Francis and St. Stephen's societies of Syracuse, New York; the societies from Richmond, Buchanan, Johnstown, Newport, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, and Chicago; two societies from, Williamsburgh, with band; -Union Rifle Company, Captain Brahn; St. Joseph's Society of East New York ; a num ber of New York societies and societies from Paterson and Jersey City; St. Liborius and St. Bonafleins societies of Newark, ac companied by anindependent ridtecompapny, Captain Dicken, from that city, and two other societies, escorted by Captain Wies ner's rifle company, and by a glee club fromi Elizabethtown. After these came the St. Franciscus St. Peter's, St. Antonius socie ties of this city; St. Joseph's of Manhattan ville; St. Alphonsus ahd St. Aloysius of the Church of the Holy Redeemer; St. Alphon sus and St. Michael's of St. Alphonsus's Church, Thompson street, with band; St. Bonaventura's of Pitt street; St. Joseph's of Yorkville; St. John's and St. Jacobus of Third street, with .band; `t. Joseph's of Third street, the oldest in the city, and a section of cavalry, commanded -by Captain Schurz. The P'apal fla, carried by te St. BoefiifceSocietyofB rt much attention. It is made of pure white sllk hlaving on one side an excllent portrait of P'ius IX, and on the other the coat-of-arms of the Pope, with the tiadr; and the keys between branches of laurel and lilies. It was solemnly consecrated in the Third street church on the 24th alt. The head of the procession arrived in front of the Church of the Holy Redeemer, amid the welcome of bells, at labout half-past eleven o'cloolk, and the ;i aoidi wa m banners. Eveya therein was soon= 6' e ot less than three th and peprese t nmah mass wasn he begun. . TiTs .1.v. ather ebrant; the ;Rev.Faher O'Dc ia ue acted asDeacon, the Bev. Father Peter as sub-deacsn, an tl0e Rerv. rathers Freitag and Pffer as master et eremonies. ABl these reverend gent men belong to the Order of Redemption ", There were also pre in the an a a number of the erm fler om thistty and vicinity After the reading of the ist gospel, the Rev. Father Weyriob, C.88.i. preached a powerful and eloquent sersnaibesed on it, John xiv., from the 28d to the slat verse, incluaive. The mass sung on tht occsion was the well-known pstoral mass by Lam-. bilotte, in the rendeugof hierlh thee'ohk was assisted by the St. Cecili Sin` a ciety and an. orchestra of thrty The altar was most b tl ill thd( and the gorgeous sand p ceremonial of the mass was cried t' " trictly in ac cordance with the Reman ritual. Thebusi ness of the convention bCoditdied on the morn of June first, at the Oýrmania As semblooms.-x ew Ynork oZhab. , BROOKLYN CATHOLIO "CoLLGE. - On Thursday, 28th nat., the ground was broken for the erection of the college f "Mary, Queen of the Isles," in-the ity of Brooklyt- - by the Right Rev. Dlthop Loughlin and Mayor Kalbfleisch, in the presence of nearly six thousand people, including a number of ditinguished guests. The orator of the day was ex-Governor Lowe, of" Maryland, whose oration was eloquent and powerfully convincing, and met with.repeated rounds of hearty applause. The grounds chosen for the site of the college occupy a five acre block, purchased for x8,000, being sixty. lots at 00 a lot. The college is to be one of the educational establishments of the order of the " Pri r.opf the Congrega tion of the Mission," known in France as the " Lazarists;" the prominent house of the order in the United States being at Philadelphia, where" $ight Rev. Stephen Vincent Ryan is the superior.-Ir-rr Amer jean. DIOCEB of NW YORK.-Peateowet Sun day at the w~t~dra.-On Peteost Sunday the Most Rev. Archbishop ojiitedim the Cathedral, at the last mass, assisted by the Very Rev. Wm. Starrs, V.G., as assistant priest, Rev. P. F. McSweeney, D.D.. as deacon, and Rev. J. H. McGean as sub-dea con. Rev. F. McNeirny and Rev. J. F. Kearney were mnasters of ceremonies. -6e Nfir.atiomt. -The Most Rev. Archbishop administered the sacrament of confirmation on Monday, 25th nit., in St. Ann's Church, Eighth street, to one hundred and ninety one persons, several of whom were converts to the Church. On Tuesday. 26th, in St. Gabriel's Church, East Thirty-seventh street, to five hundred and four persons. On Wednesday, 27th, in the Clp1lof the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Manhattan ville, to twenty-one persons. On Thurs day, 28th, in the Church of our Lady of Mercy, at Fordham to one hundred and seventy persons.-Iablet. - DIoCEsE OF CINCINNATI.-COnfirrnation, int Zaanesville.-The holy sacrament of con firmation was administered in Zanesrille, on Sunday, 23d nit., by the Right ,Rev. Bishop Rosecrans. Two hundred were con firmed, of whom thirty were converts. In the evening, vespers were celebrated in ,the German Church, of which the Rev. Father Ranch is pastor. Here also the congregation was very large; and, after the sermon one hundred and fifty werl. con firmed, of whom four were converts. Emanua l Church, kayton.-Tlhere were one hundred and ninety personis confirmed in this church, last Sunday, by Archbishop Purcell. Of those confirmed five were con verts. Nazareth.-On Monday morning there were fifty-four confirmed in the Academy Chapel. First Conmutinion and Confirmation in Co, lunbus.--On Pentecost Sunday, the last day of the month of May, about one hundred and twenty persons in St. Patrick's Church, and one hundred in the Holy Cross, ap proached aoly communion for the first time,_ chiefly children of the schools.-Catholic Telegraph, Jumc 3d. On Sunday, June 3d, the ceremony of laying the corner stone of the new church of the Holy Cross, on Forty-second street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues of this city, by Archbishop MCloskey, assisted by several of the clergy, was witnessed by several thousand people. The sermon was preached by Rev. Isaac T. Hecker.-Irish Asmerican. DIOCESE OF BALTIMORE.-COUJirmations. The Most Rev. Archbishop, on the morning of Whit Monday, administered confirmation in the splendid new church of St. James, corner of Eager and Aisquith streets. Three hundred and eighty were confirmed, of whom nineteen were converts to our holy faith. About twelve o'clock the same day, he confirmed nineteen young ladies at the flourishing Academy of Notre Dame, ad joining; of these four were converts. In the afternoon, at five o'clock, after having assisted at solemn vespers in the church of the Holy Cross, Federnl Hill, he confirmed ninety-eight, of whom four were converts. DIocESE OF rPIITTsuI.-On Sunday, the 24th ult., the Right Rev. Bishop Dome nee visited St.:Vincent's Abbey for the pur pose of administering theacrament of con firmuation. After high mass, the sacrament of confirmation was administered to one hundred and eleven persons of both sexes, twelve of whom were adults and converts to the true faith. In truly apostolic zeal the bishop went some miles to Youngstown and administered confirmation to a blind man, stretched on his last bed of sickness; a man poor in the eyes of the world, but rich in those of God, from the fact that at this, his eleventh hour, he had the hap piness to be called tothe true faith, a bles ing that can be well appreciated by those who know what it is to be tossed about by ever wind of doctrine. On Monday morn ing the bishop went to St. Xavier's acade my, where, in the temporary chapel of the worthy Sisters of Mercy, he offered the holy sacrifice of mass. After mass, the bishop administered the sacrament of con firmation, addressing the young ladies botl before and after the reception of the sesasm ment.