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PURLUHD VERY SUNDAY MORNING. as Yar ts "v )..................... 2M ... .... .......".. " o sme ats. om I o Tn. he Two Bi. S ne Sg jz. Mi. Wths 1Mth. Mi'ts Tear. 1a. ....... .... ..' i s0 s0 N 10 lIa Y.. .... "... m ..&. I is s so TeauI. ......... o s 7, o 3o1800 "".t 70 130 180 21O 0 Tra sienti Advertisementas, i o p aquars each I e ty.avO per ent disooeust salowe on the above been inserted at above rats without discount. Death and Maruri s l 31 ea ch in ert on. I natp and Peoa Ifse efirmato Idvrt 0h crtrs pa f ltheach 0 inlrtion. I NW ORLEANS, SUNDAY, APRIL 9. 1871. Suday...A...pr. $-Estar Sea oradayl...Apr. F-ath Maaers. hoe and loaeors . WedDes5d..APr.l- Vict", 1 Maur t Thursday --..Apr. I3--S H_.m u r i yr. t -, uiday ......Apr. 14-S. Tibars, Varian and Ma - me. Martyr CONcERT yea THE BEIIrlIT O ST. THERESA's bmral .-Masny of ourreeders have, no doubt, noticod the extensvo erepairs which St. Theresa' Church has lately been undergoing. The entire exterior hasbeen replastered, the o roof hTe been repaired, and the painters have I been plying their brushee within bud without until they have effected such a metamorphosis j that one would now scarcely recognize the e dingy and faded-looking old church in the o beautifully renovated building at the ht rer of Camp and Clio streets. The expense attending t such extensive repairs, while having exhausted the coffers of the church, is still unprovided for in full, and Father Kenny, whose labors in behalf of his parish seem to be interminable, desiros of meeting the expense incurred, in- r tends giving a grand vocal and instrumental concert on Sunday, the 23d inst., at o'clock 0 volunteered to asist the worthy Father, and ti we trust success will attend themn in their e charitaeble work. There is no parih in the t city which, taking all things into cnsiders- t tion, can boast of greater prosperity than St. Therean's. The school is now regularly at tended by about five hundred pupils, and when the new school for the girls is completed by the iisters, there will be scarcely anything wanting to this fortunate congregation ; and I it will be long before they are again called on for anything. The means adopted by Father a Kenny fort the collection of funds to meet the expense incurred are very judicious, for if r we are not satisfied with his tkn -. for our as value of our money, in the pleasure which all are bound to have, who attend the concert. Our readers generally will join us in con gratulating the congregation of St. Michael's Church upon the return of their pastor, Rev. a M. Shehan, who is just back from a two mont hs tour, much improved in health by his trip. The Rev. Father is prepared once more to enter upon the discharge of theoa duties of his kind offices of spiritual adviser and friend of his people, and hopes at an early day, with s the assistance of the public, to witness the v interesting account of a Papal protest recently n made by the congregation and College of Pass r Christian, and reret that, owing to an unusual t press of matter, it is crowded out of this num- t ber, although already in type. It will be found I in the next isensue. The Rev. MRe. Sbaser, of tshe aw York Methodist P es]lm' Assoeiation. is under discipline. He openly t esfesd beftore a meating of the associaton referred j to, that he "kept a plan in his ola se tor the amurs. smet of his ehildre', mad tt hi ar" ocesaeusi ly da. sead a te parlr with them ." Of course this ce.fo s Uks a thdsrbmlt among the brethren, who were at the momeat dcsbtin hew thy mightl best combat rie froward disretion of their people to enoy them.al eslVes. Osn brother inquired. did brother Saoler open his dancing twith pray, o I t ws obliged t ho andi It be edid not. Another de ded to know if the devilish mretiess weore exeuted to saored music. which, partle. larly in fog metre, would, debtie, boe sooe alliation of theteace. Confoeudd. the peor parses was obliged to confess that h ad not frtied himself by this pr. i lesti. oven. It wee in vais. astr this startling on. Seon, that Rev. 8haf r pleaded merits in other re-I iesor thate have had ever played oardsr checkers, at. leadiod an opera, smoked a cigar, nor drank asythlng stimulating.he •m !o According to the lew York World. rthe nv. Smyth (set ho of gin-admilk notoriety) declared that the hi. doct abominatieons of cheks and hess dwere pe. alno by church members within has knowledge. The ruimeo of rother Safo. bhow. evr overhabw petall othre sao oedooe likoe a psoi evtr the bwhes protoed. ren The mol t edcasuas thought of minist r elevating Is lers a dtern tely wnith his hLld n, san turs nom hi ebody suoesiveloy in a parlor, wth ~ ·rlein the pro esedrags with prayse , wee enough to drive all e thr thohts fem the minds i the Pleac htaesl' A ociatcs, aid ios mem hdo he art te o "prod furhthr 0~ol Brether Shar hod orors bteen h a Lnoswpld. The No York lars habvo had marry time over thlousm procad logs onf the Metho Pralersl I' aLssor laton The orchbislop of re susn, ishview of theime apdrl rthe moment for costita a ells to aLve euve. oppoeeto I th temporal power of the hly eis. tdo nominations education ; to tohe hheay e she reibr nse orders; oa d to the santity of tilbs e s. enorsily soppmoed to ha very highly the t 5o ne councils of the new Emperor of Geracny. lik the Baton Prouge dint. Journal no aswer. in its let issu that Journal makesa• malicioua but abortive tltack on the Catholic Ciergy, which shows that the predominant feauers in the character of the paper Ia Signs of the Times. (rlTrr arrTIcLz.) No other man occupises such a position; none other wields such a tremendous pow er,-as the Prisoner of the Vatican. And mark it well ;--that tfower is manifested in weakness. Oa earth, to-day, the most powerleseenercises most power;-the weak est wield strongest sceptre;-an uncrown ed man ;-a prisoner holds widest empire. A dethroned King counts more subjects; and those subjects the most loyal,-than the greatest Monarch on earth. There is no use in blinking the fact. Pius the Ninth is King of the World. Why ? Be cause he is the King of a thousand Peoples. Proud Philosdphers of the age ! have you not proclaimed the dogma that the People is King. We accept your doctrine, wheth er right or wrong the peoples of this age are surely taking the crowns from the Kings to wear them themselves. Wha: ever it may mean they are crying for free dom-freodom from sceptres and from thrones.-and that freedom they are fast obtaining. - But those very peoples !-who is their King? Ask them. And the peoples of the earth point their fngers to Pio Nono. Philosophers of the age! you believe not in the right of Kings but in the divine right of majorities. Well ;-we accept your theory. Take the votes of Christen dom. Have a fair ballot. And the ma jority of Christendem-a majority reckon ed by millions, will be in favor of the Pris oaer of the Vatican. He need purchase no votes; he need use no coercion. He has the hearts of three hundred millions of his own children; and he has the sympathies I of multitudes who accept not his faith. t That is,-one third or more of the human e race speak out in his favor. That is; more than one half of the Christain family speak t out in tones of thunder in his behalf. By the right of majority, therefore, has he a right to his throne,-that is-to his independ ence. A minority of the peoples of Chris tendom favors the Robber King;-and those, if they do vote, do so through pre- t judice. And shall we, the vast, overwhelm- t ing majority, shall we cowardly yield to I the wrong inflicted by a felon-King on one, who, apart from any higher title, has in, his favor the suffrages of the world ' Why do not the peoples rise? The days of glorious swords have surrendered to the ' days of Protests. The men of our age are not brave enough to become Crusaders. Is there no other way of expressing sym pathy with the Peoples' King than by mere local protests There is another way in which the peo ples of the earth can more powerfully and more unitedly protest against the wrong done their King. Is the world ready for that way? What way? A. J. R. Religion. f Judged by the number of Church 1 steeples visible in every city, town, and village, all over the country, we must be a religious People ; judged by the multipli city and wondrous diversity of the denomi- t nations which divide with one another the religious power in this country, we ought to be a very religious People; judged by the inevitable tracts and innumcrable Bibles which meet one's eyes everywhere, we are, certainly, a most religious People. But, are we? Judged by our pretensions to Piety, we must be a pious People; judged by our grand theories, and wonder- i ful projects for the Christianization of i every one who is not as good as ourselves, I we ought to be a very pious People; judged I by the immense numbers and various kinds of Associations for the amelioration of the morals of all who fall below oarhigh stand ard, we are, certainly, a ost pious Peoplet But, honestly, are wel Judged by our universal Church-going, on Sundays-or, on Sabbaths, as some, with scrupulous Scripturalness, would say-we must be a devout People; judged by our inordinate cravings and wonderful relish for finoe Ser mons, we ought to be a very devout Peo h ple; judged by the glowingeulogiums pro nouanced, indiscriminately, over the coffins .of every one who has the distinguished Sprivilege of dying in this country, we, cer tainly, are the most devout People "the * world ever saw." In truth, are we t Judged by the number Sof our Ministers, with their splendid sala Sries, and the variety of their teachings, suilting every taste, we must be a good People; judged by the eztrsvrdia.ry inter eat manLfested, ia , macsy ways, for the I conversion of agr~* I*s hes, we ought to be a tve yse Ivy*w Ijagd r ed, ard well paid, i ai - v s., t,4. ly tie a ship-lads of iable, ma5 '~ atii, t a* - w r derfei tesit j tkhs-at 4au iv t rtaw we Chridewstire the sfl rtia tl-va ;, w *i4 do eawsrsits thel s e '.4; tit d kou* kt. ,(. n o on . se, f sw. i, iS..-S t'· Is it a reality, or, Is istnwaea iss*il* u- i 'a' alt sham? What, and ew* D'iwa., .a (ise l'ower of Religion among our 'eapsN BMsa It exalted, and' s it elevatiag them? Is Re ligion gaining or losing ground t Are our lofty professions real, or, are they but a modern form of old Phariseeolm I And these are thoughts that need to be pondered; questions that ought to be an swered. If our Religion be not real, then it is no Religion at all, and, without Reli gion, real, positive, powerful, above them, and, independent of them, no People can live, no Society can last. If the relations of men with God, through Religion, are disturbed or destroyed, the relations of men towards men in. the political order, through Government, must suffer. Religion for the individual, for the Na tiqu, for the People, for the World, is ne cessary. It is the law, universal, without an a Lption, and he who breaks the law, most bear the penalty. Religion is neces sary to the purity of the People; the puri ty of the People is essential to the stabili ty of Government; so that the surest way to destroy a Government, is to weaken the Religion of its People. That Nation which eschews Religion, must necessarily lead an agitated life, and die a violent death; for Religion is the very basis of order and of law. If the laws of Religion be universal ly violated, be very sure that civil and po litical law will not be long obeyed. Are we, then, a R$ligious People Is Religionlamong us a supreme thing ? No; and we are sorry, indeed, to know it, yet not afraid to say it. The war was a test; and it proved that there was very little Re ligion in the Country. That little, since the war, has grown less. Did not North ern Religion invoke the hatred of men, and the vengeance of God, against us t Were not the Pulpits desecrated by appeals to the passions of men ; and did not Religion exert her powers for war, and not for peacet Did not the war plainly prove that the boasted purity of Religion, in this Country, was only a boast, and nothing more - Tested by war, the Religion of our Peo ple proved a failure. And, now, if you wish tojudge fairly of the strength or weakness of Religion among the People, consider their lives. A People's life is the criterion of a People's Religion. A. J. R. Easter Sunday. To-day we celebrate the most triumph ant festival of the Church, the anniversary of that day when the resurrection of the dead became an accomplished fact in the person of Him who had preached that most glorious doctrine. The greatest of all con tests, that between life and deafh, between destruction and immortality, had been de cided finally in favor of the human race. We must remember that this war had been waged from the beginning of the world-the war between good and evil, be tween faith and scoffing unbelief. The fool had always said in his heart, there is no God, no resurrection, no eternal life. The devil had always reigned over by far the greater portion of the earth. Its whole face had been wrapped in the veil of superstition, idolatry and immorali ty. There were always, indeed, some few holy men who revered justice and spoke to others of meekness, of patience and of charity, but they were scouted as barbari ans by the amore polished among the hea thens, and oftentimes stoned to death by those who ought to have regarded them as prophets. The evil one had almost secured the un disputed sovereignty of the whole world when the Messiah, so long promised, at last appeared. The flood of evil had reached its height and but few were left not as yet submerged beneath its swelling tide. Christ was born, and when His time had comb, He spoke to men, but it was as one having authority. He preached lowliness, poverty, self-contempt, obedience, submission and the loveof enemies. Human nature stood aghast; philosophy was astounded. But the grace of God was with His words and many believed. They believed, but the world called them madmen. Almost the whole human race, with its learning, its wisdom, its wealth and its power, was against them. What wonder that their hearts sometimes failed them as they thought of all they had left behind ! What wonder that, as they looked (or a moment beyond their own little cir cle, and beheld the great, black, universal storm about to burst in overwhelming fury upon them, that their knees smote together and feat came upon them! Bot they founnd Sgreater wisdom and truth in their Master ttha they had left behiLd, so they believed in the face of the grast darknea itself; tury had se sAs Mari J vtr quallthe tem pul wsth a geaser a ISAi thead, and walk 'spee he eagag ma*, a, rs they hoped, as se w the Aal hw as of id had come. r.e , la 4 &rest. pymvaled in" the contest S~rt .\ Thert Master had fallen before . i p ia of the worid. In triamph the y~ *4 ad agty lhad seized Him, in unittt IS.w, estan Iim. They had told .tnu . A&4. own from tbhe cross and i.m,-m* A islieve in him. Their .,a.ue dad an d buried, and now be ts,. '4 a.. th4 day had dawned. The last, 5,, y.n: tt, chaoee for the triumph of C.wv vA- .s wse pasing, the last second • sv sr. w.ng day of disappointed hope wa_ A &,t'i fadt into the twilight of despair s utoss nilht muf~ t be death-eternal death. Glery be to God I Christ is risen. "The Master is not bere." The stone of death is rolled from the door of hope and angels stand before the baled grave, watching over the sanctuary into which victory Lhas turned the tomb. Truth has triumphed at last and the spirit of darkness is robbed of his prey a$ the very moment of assured success. The faithful few who haye has tened to the scene stand bewildered with the .realization of their most glorious dreams and in breathless joy scarcely dare believe the testimony of their own-sight. And now once a year this blessed event is brought vividly to the recollecitifn of men through the solemn offices of the Church. It is recorded, not only in books, but, far more strikingly and imperishably, in the customs- of the people. Its spirit pervades the whole Church, not only to day, but throughout the year. We know that Christ is risen from the dead and that the conqueror of death is, and ever will pbe omnipotent against evil. The same war, it is true, is still waged against his king dom in this world. The powers of dark ness still rage against his chosen ones, but the faithful Christian knows well on which banner victory must eventually perch. The storm often gathers, now, in portentous blackness, but we are certain that its clouds must clear away before some future sun of triumph. The populace `may still cry out in a moment of phrensy for Barrabas, and prefer a "noted robber" like Victor Em manuel to Christ in the person of His Vicar, but in the light of this day's glo rious resurrection it is easy to foresee the coming victory of truth and justice. Orphan Asylum Capitalists. There are probably few Catholics, if any, in this city, who have not heard of the famous speech delivered last Monday evening, by Mr. Walton, in the City Coun oil, on the subject of the quarterly appropri ations to charitable institutions, Mr.Walton, one of the city administrators, asked to enter his protest against the passage of the ordinance, and, in the course of his obser vations, is reported to have said: That a number of the institutions to which these appropriations 'were made, invested, through their directors, the very money re ceived quarterly in the city seven-thirties, and drew the interest with as much gusto and promptness as any other capitalists. Now the whole list of institutions em braced in the ordinance consists of orphan asylums, except the house of the Good Shepherd. We therefore, on the best au thority, that of the City Treasurer, have these asylums presented in the new role of capitalists, that is, as humbugs and impos ters. Rich establishments, probably, well endowed, having revenues -at least suf flcient to the wants of their few inmates present themselves at the door of Mr. Walton's treasury, and with the hypocriti cal cant of professional beggary make a poor mouth and solicit charity under false pretences. " They draw their interest with as much gusto and promptness as any other capital ists." What visions of fat monks and wealthy monasteries come up before the mind stored with good puritanical history, as one reads this suggestive announcement. Ah, the lazy sluggards, the useless drones, who take the world so easily and have, no. thing to do bat come every quarter and cram their plethoric parses still fuller with Mr. Walton's unwilling greenbacks! We must insist upon it that Mr. Walton should show up these people. That right here, in the open day of the Nineteenth Century, we should relapse into the scan dals of the " dark ages" without notice or provocation, is not to be borne. Especially it is to be reprobated that Protestant es tablishments should so degenerate after all their horror at the wicked doings which transpired before the light of Luther's day. We regret, too, that Mr. Walton found it necessary to be so pointed in his allusions to them that it sbould be impossible to mis understand his meaning. He is so well aware, together with all other men in this city who have a particle of sense, tht the Catholic asylums are deeply involved in debt and frequently have no idea one week before hand where they will get the next week's bread, that it is impossible for him to have made allusion to them. No doubt some of these boouses may have creditors who will not press them harshly, and who advise them to hold their City bonds rather than dispose of them at a ruinous discount. If such creditors are willing to wait, it is but fair and it is eer tainly honorable in the asylams, as it would be in an individual, to take advantage of this kindness and keep their bonds in the hopes of a better market. In such a case it would not be unduly presumptuous on their part to apply for the intereat, provided they did not do so with "gusto." Any "prompt ness" could not be complained of by a reasonable man who knows the state of the city treasury as well as Mr. Walton does. SWe doubt not, therefore, that some of the Catholieasyloms have occasionally present Sed those little coupons to Mr. Walton, but I be could not, by any possibility, have been r referring to them under the head of Capital - ist, when he knows that they were holding , their bonds merely through the charity of f creditors. d We cannot coincide with the administra a tor of finance when he thinks it right to , establish and support a public almshouse . while he would not give a cent to private charitable institutions. It Mr. Walton had I taken the general ground that government has no right to taix people for education or religion or charity, that it has no business to interfere with such interests, but must leave them to the good will of the people, we might, perhaps, have sided with him. We are satisfed that Catholies will always furnlsh snol meansas are necessary for these objects, espeoilay if they are not al reedy over-taxed by the State; but when government insists upon raislog money enodgh to meet these and similar ends, Ca tholies insist upon having their.far appor- 1 tilonmeit of saeh moneys and on making the application of them after their own fashibn. And it is not nrecssary to argue with' Mr. Walton upon the correctness of this po sition. o80 thoroughly is this community a convinced of it, so far as concerns ques tions of charity, that the administrator I may be safely left to enjoy his peculiar diews in solitude. I That gentleman is, doubtless, a good financier, but how he can. sustain his position upon the subject of an almshouse on economical greounds, is a mys tery sto us. Mr:-Saw's exposure of his fallacy was complete in a very few words, embodying the two following propositions, 1st, it would become an insupportable bur den, and 2dly, a prolific source of adminis trative corruption. Mr. Shaw wisely asked how far $14 per annum would go towards supporting an orphan or anybody else. In all probability a if the city should take charge of all these unfortunates, their care would cost about $100 per annum each. The list as publish ed and embodied in the ordinance numbers I 1781 children. The assumption of the fall I support of all these, would certainly entail, as Mr. Shaw says, an intolerable burden. Public establishments are always and necessarily far more costly than those of private charity,because a considerable por tion of their outlay is for salaries to offici als. These perions must be supported in handsome style with their families, and have enough over to lay up something for a future day, while Sisters of Charity ask no wages and want no wealth. As to the superior order, cleanliness, comfort, moral ity and happiness of their establishments 1 when compared with those sustained by the r government and directed by hired officials, it is useless to raise a question. Mr. Walton has the reputation in this community of being honest, which is high ly creditable to him, but we think his jus tice is not sufficiently tempered with mer cy on this subject, and while we may give him credit for a watchful solicitude over r public moneys, we must dissent from his socialistic tendency to concentrate all powers in the government. We by far prefer the policy of Mr. Shaw, which sees more wisdom in trusting to private chari ties, and we heartily applaud his declara tion, under the present aspect of politics, that "he considered these appropriations as a more sacred obligation than that of pro viding for the interest of the consolidated debt." Holy Week. To the last week of Lent, in which we com memorate the sufferings and passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, all practical Catholics, properly devote more of their time to the ob servance of tl ir religious duties, than at any other period of the year. For during that i week we call to mind all the blessings which Christ vouchsafed to his followers, and in these we rejoice; and at the same time we contemplate all that He has suffered for our salvation, and in that contemplation, we weep in sorrow and in love for that God, who in His excessive love for us, submitted to every humiliation, aye, even the ignonimy of a death r upon the cross. As on Holy Thursday the Church celebrates the institution of the Bless ed Sacrament of the Eucharist, the faithfel I participate in the celebration by partaking of a the Body and Bloood of Jesus Christ from the hands of the representative of Christ, as did His disciples at the last supper, from the hands of Christ himself. On Good Friday we follow the Saviour i His journey from the court of Pilate to the summit of Mount Calvary; and who among our readers will join in the vast throng which accompanies Jesus in that hu miliating journey, and behold the sons of God, Sbowed down with the weight of the cross, His Sdevoted head pieroed with thorns, presenting a spectacle of blood, his flesh lacerated with Sthe whipping and buffetting of a blind rabble -who can look on and see his God fall thrice e to the ground, ere he reaches the place of exae Scution,-and who, in fine, can stand by while V the nail is driven with brutal force into the - sacred hands of Him whose love for his very e executioners was so great, thate he called to - His Father in Heaven to forgive them,-who i will do all this, and feel no pang of sorrow I Is if it still necessary in order to excite your grief, a that you most behold Him on the cross be t tween two oriminals,the blood oozing from His r every pore ? Behold Him then I For your sins the Son of God dies on a cross. And at Sthe foot of that cross, behold a mother who a loved Him with a mother's love and now in the anguish which only a mother can feel, sees her Son expire in agony. Cas you now weep? The custom of visiting the various Churches e on Thursday and Friday of Holy Week is a beautiful one, and we are pleased to see that the observance of thecustom is, each year, in Screasing. The streets leading to the churches Swere literally crowded on Good Friday. From g the close of the deremonies in the morning nn til the services in the evening, the number of visitors to the churches in the Second and - Third Districts was immense. It seemdd, how o ever, that all who had been to the churches ie down town afterwards extended their pilgrim" ae age to the different churches in the First and Fourth Distriots. The altars of the Blessed Virgin in all the churches were exceedingly beautiful in their decorations. To the English, French and German Churches of the Redemp torist Fathers in the Fourth Distriot, the tide of the faithful seemed particularly to dow. Few personseexcept those living in the Distriot, were aware however that in the "Convent of Mercy" on Bt. Andriw street, there was a sight which would have well repaid a visit. In the Chapel of the Convent there was ereew " ed a beautiful canopy supported by twelve columns; these were twined with lowers of every hue; beneath the canopy stood the ta bernacle, containing the HolyEuoharist, which was most gorgeously decorated; the wholewas surroudded with the richest lace, and number less candles shed their mellow light on the beautiful repository of the Host. On Holy Satur day, the only Church in which there is any ere mony is the German Church of St. Mary on Josephine etreet. We have seldom seen any thing so beautiful and so imptessive. The German Catholic Societtes are present and form in the procession of the Blessed Sacra ment, as it isbornearound the Church. During the ,peremonies the entire congregation sing the responses to the celebrant, and to the Ca thollo unaccustomed to this mode of assisting at the services, the impression is extremely edifying. To-day all is joy, and well may we sing, "Glory be to God, in the highest, and on earth peace to men of good will" St. Joseph's New Church. The grandest enterprise of its kind ever an dertaken by the clergy of the South is, beyond a doubt, the erection of the new church of pt. Joseph by the Lazarist Fathers of our ity. When this grand edifice is completed, there will not be a building in the 8tate, except theU. 8. Customhouse, which will excel i in its im mense size; lad- in ilre beauty ' durabilty of its construction it may be' equaled by the Cathedral of St. Patrick in New York, but even that grand temple will not surpass it. The walls of the church are now raised about fifteen feet above the ground, and the sills for thelay ing of the floor will be soon prepared and put in place. The side walls are of brick and stone, the entire froqt of the church will be com posed of brown stone. It is now but a short time since the work began, and the progress made is wonderful. The heaviest part of the work is now finished, and our citizens, in a shorter time than they think of, will see this great addition to the city's beauty in a finished state, giving another proof of the energy and enterprise of the Catholic priesthood. The dimensions of the churchare, as wehave before informed our readers, two hundred and thirty-three feet six inches in length and one hundred and fifteen leet in breadth. There will be a double roof to the church, something similar to the Church of the Immaculate Con ception, the first roof being eighty feet above the floor. Owing to the great size of the building there will be no galleries-twenty five hundred persons can be comfortably sested in the pews. The basement of the church will also be completely finished and divided into several large rooms and used for various pur poses. We paid a visit to the work last week, and we must acknowledge our inability to describe what we saw and do justice to it. A visit alone will give one an idea of what is being and has been done. Mr. Thomas O'Neil, the architect, has constructed many of our public buildings, but this one will be the grandest testimonial to his capaciiy as a builder that he could wish for. He has pushed the, work steadily, and has been giving almost his entire time and attention to its proper construction. The name of Thomas O'Neil will be inseparable from the grandest edifice of which the South can boast. To-morrow evening a grand fair, under the auspices of the ladies of the parish, will open, and we trust that all who have any claim to the reputation of being liberal, or desirous of encouraging improvements in our city, will attend on one evening at least, and contribute what they can to the now depleted treasury of the worthy Lszerist Fathers. Tan Youxo Hzalamaxs.-We learn with, pleasure that the y'oung men of this city who can boast of Irish blood are about to inaugu rate a movement to organize a Hibernian Asso ciation. rhe spirit oo-St. Patrick seems to have crossed the broad Atlantio, and for a time leaving his devoted Erin, comes to organ ize those who, years ago, fled oppression in the land of their birth and sought refuge in a dis tant but happier clime, and comes to remind them that although they are now the adopted children of another, they must not forget the mother on whose bosom they were nurtured. And the children, too, of those who abandoned their homes, when they were turned into hells by the maliciouspersecutions of a short-sighted Government-they, too, must show that al though their fathers had a country, but could not call it their own, and although that conu try ranked not high among the powers of the world, yet they feel no shame for Ireland. Yes, the spirit of St. Patrick is with us, and, infusing itself into all, both young and old, is bringing forth glorious results. Time was when many were ashamed to be considered Irishmen, but now, with the same pride that the members of the Old Guard felt when point ed out as a soldier of France, he who belongs to one of cur Hibernian organizations, feels when one of hise fellow-citizens singles him out as a son of St. Patrick. Due notice will be given of the first meeting of the young men for organization, which will take place within the next two weeks. Success attend them ! The last month heas been rich in interest to the Eng. Sitsh Churchmen. They are now beset behind sad be. fore. Mr. Voysey's condemnation strucok terror into the hearts of the Eatisoneslsta sand now the Rituiealiste Iare limited, on the other hand. Lord Hatherley end - his o-episcopasl judge have decided in the ces of Rev. f James Purches thatnoclergyman can wear " cbhsuble, I b. or teal," although the biretta is allowable. Nel ther mast he use the wafer in the communion, nor mix water with the wioe. He muat not stand with his back Sto the people, nor can he nuse the first prayer book of Edward VI. At this rate the English church will soon i lose its reputation for indiscriminate toleration.