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(Otes -) AaOn.snenow'a Raswcu . New Orloeans. The unprecedented calamity with which one o" the most flourishing cities of the United sates has sao recently and cruelly been stricken, appeals to the sympathies of every noble and generous heart, and thoe syonpathies ought to assume as substantial and tngible' an expres sion as the impoveriahed conition to whioch the South, itself is reduced will permit. We accordingly recommend thaet, on the first n day after the receipt of this notice, all the pastors o our Diocese appeal from the pulpit to the oharity of their sooks in behalf of le many poor familes left utterly destitute by the contlagration, which has converted into aihep of smoking reins the greater part i thb.r oity of Chiegoe. he oNamilisear, horseleas and pennue at the appreach of winter, and exlped to all $he rigers of a leheViess climate, demand i .pomspt assistanes at our band.. Any moneys left with the oParih Priests wt reb immed Itely forwarded to o r aslden oe, whence they will forthwith be trans.to matted to the proper destinationt. et. Osletss, October 1e1, 18 71. f NAPOLEON JOSEPH, S Archbishop of New Orleans. DICCRSE O 5A1v03. .o.o.. k rtoEZ, Miss., October 5., 1~1. Until the feast of the Immaculate Concep tion, the Priests of the Diocese of Natchez are directed to recite everyday at Mass the Prayer of the Votive Mass, "Pro ritcada mortalitatoe, as mention is to be made of St. Joseph in the prayer "1 euuctla," with the words er " eeioe Joseph" to be inserted immediately after the name of the Blessed Virgin, and before the name of any other Patron Saint, excepting "the Angels and St. John the Baptist. By the saute Brief, whenever the . 8esfig aectorwa are recited at Lauds or Vespers, a commemnoration is to be made of St.Joeeph, to be plaoed in the same order as above. --. from the feast of the Patronage of St. Joseph, aid verini from the feast of St. Joseph, March 1eth, vWe : from the Lands and the Second Vespers, respectively. Byo oo f th e Bishop: e o n M. F. unomoo1, V. G. FArTHih Rp A.-cThis distinguuished orator As an earnest of his intention to contribte cnsglar.y to the G u of the Shr th owe give, in thris issuet, a leading article from his pen. We ate pleased to learn that he intends to deliver several lectures c this city. nexty mnuth, of whieh, uoe notice will be found in , O iti COt aiZi. Arbishop Perche, during his late pastoral sae'ration ir the country gave cotfirnation as September 17th, at. Vilie Platte, "37 per'ons ; 5th ins:. t. he German Church of .St. lao face, Tm i i District, he gve confirdaatiou to :D per., i. A CtA su,£ , , H rief l .v-. reer t t, wo i yove et.puz e,. 12) copy 11 TI,, .. . .ti -~C-----I" A Voloe of Warning. Over the world hangs a cloud. In the heart of the cloud lies a tempest;-io the w tempest sleeps destruction. The shadow M of that cloud compasses this earth's dir elamfersene, and when the storm shall » wake and break, the awful sweep of its - woe anits wrecks shall be as wide as the e. world. -Under the cloud, on the hearts of men, there lies that awe which precedes the awful. Do you close your eyes t None the less is the cloud there;-and as it floats over the nations it grows the darker. That cloud shrouds thunderbelts. In a moment, ,. in less than the twinkling of an eye, they * may burst pon us. When they barat woe 1.-W1t woet-" Woe to the world because of scandals." Seekh woes have broken, like waves of - destruPtion, on the shores of this world before. They have rolled against it and wrecked its glories, out of the deep sea of God's eternal-wrath. Coming the storm is, for over us the storm-cloud floats;-when shall it come t God has His laws of tempest as He has His laws of calm. He can be still,--still for a thousand years,-etill with a stillness as deep as the grave,--s elam as the sha ef deep that..sts ona the brew of theb RHeon smile on the world thps orld wins His smile, ab ! more tan the sun ever smiles on the sea. RBut gr Him,-eend up the shadows of Sin to dArken be bright, sweet-face of His r, love. Taunt His tenderness-mock His r, mercy;-waken His wrath. Then He bides It Hi light and hushes His love, and walks i on the elonds of the storm. Beware then, ye men of tthi world ! when Godatrikes He strikes like a God. Mercy lends her omnipotence to Justice. Justice puts on a Scloud as a shield, and from the cloud down the thunderbolt. ",*tke blond is over us -deeply dark s bac k of the (cloud-God;-and God-in e Jl His Mercy is lying down with her i pure, White hands hiding her face,-lying down before Him almost weary of this generation. And the prayer from Merey's lips is s sarce a whisper;-while Justice stands, stern of face and strong of iand, " and in thunder-tones comiands the clouds i of wrath to wrap the world and wake the * storm. Why - e Do you dare to ask us why 9 Is not the , wAy universal and visible t Is there not a o grand, world-wide conspiracy against the Baler of this world ? His truth,-Is it not ? trampled down as a vile, plebeian thing o unit for the aristocracy humanity t-His t law,-is it not mocked and spit upon in the halls of human reason, as was His Christ f in Pilate's all His words,-are they not treated ike very felons and outlawed and oetraclsed-b the very ones who need them most t-His Churhb;-His bride-is she not m uda a v outeast-treeted as a very r prostitute-sa impure thing-a castaway by the Governments of earth I His vicar,-Is he not lifted up, affixed to the cross of persecution on that ,twin of the hill of Calvary;-theiill of the Vatican; and while some stand beside that cross, true, like His Mother to the last, does not the world wildly blaspheme, mock that vicar, as erstwhile Christ was mocked; and from blasphemers in a hundred nations does not the old cry resound across the earth-" Not Him-not Him but Barab r bast" His priesthood,--they, the men of sacri fice, who have left all-all-all-father, f mother, sister, brother, home, country, to serve Him, as virgins, in their celibacy, as martyrs in their work,-are they not made the scorn and the derision, and a hiasing shame in the very lands wli-be liberties they cradled,-whose glorses they guarded, I whose sorrows they soothed, whose suffer Jogs they shared, and whose names they garlanded with the fame of earth and the faith of Heaven I And everything that is of Jesus Christ, and in Him, and from Him and by Him, do not the men who pretend to rule'this generation, hate end despise ? And there fore it is that there is war in many nations I against the men who wear the Cassock; because the men who wear the Cassock bear the Cross the highest, love it the deep est, preach it the bravest, and guard it the beast.r-And therefore again it is that the chief of the men who wear the Cassock, Pio Nono, is receiving daily, in his own home, the blorious tribute of this world's hatred. That cry from the wild mob in Rome E "Death to the Priests "-" Fire for the altars"-what is it but the "Crucify Him" a of an older mob translated into modern I language and shouted in modern accents? a The glare of the Communist's eye upon his victims in Paris, what was It but the look a of the executioner when nailing the Victim of victims to His cross 7-The vacillating. lypocritical policy of Europe's Kings and a Governments, wlhat is it but a new version n of the old play between lHerod and Pilate u But back of Kings and back of Govern- o ments hatng both as b.lth hate Christ nudIlis b -Church, mollres a anlwhose feet are pnot- si itg to trample on ruion,-ruins no matter of gi what, so they be ruins; whose hand is lifted to strike at thle altar, at the cross, at truth, at right, at anything that bars hiS way :n - whose lipis breathe blasphemies -- whosel watchlwortd ia ti' destrv fa.ith. religion, tl God ;-who swears eternal hatred against; h every power that is from God ;:-and who. h like a very spirit of darkness, moves in the dark, conspires in the dark, works in the idark, gathers assoiate ino the dauk and a when he strikes, l sr kes free the dark. That man is the Earepeas lstereationallt. he Over the world be goes sad wherever bhe of goes, he spreads the aatisCbristian league. be Their concentrated purpues and avowed be object is first the detruties of religion secondly, the destractio of every Govern. meat, that on the ruins of both they may found their Kingdom of evil. They hate, with intense hatred, the Cross and the Cassock. They thirst for the Td day when they can break the Cross into pieces and rend the Caseock into shreds. But the Cassock and Cross, fearless, d front them everywhere, for the men who Id wear the Cassock of the virgin are ready at any hour to put over it the mantle of the martyr. But while the Cassock guards the Cross, who shall guard and defend the Cassock T Who t The Catholic laity. How T il A. J. R. a- The Great Fire. le As to the causeand progress of the won Id derful conflagration in Chicago agreat deal Ir appears to be yet hidden in mystery. Un. he less telegrams were greatly exaggerated the number of ineeadiaries caught in the of act of arson and shot or hung on the spot ts issimply extraordinary. What could have [is been the motives of men impelling them to us such deeds is inconceivable. It could ks scarcely bave been plunder, because ti e in, field for that was already unlimited. In - cendiaries in other places, not very remote er from Chicago, have also been plying their a art most industriously of late, and these id suspicions may not be entirely amiss which connect the muovement with the recent - petroleum Inspiration of Paris. Thie In In ternationals do not claim to be very choice er in their means for effecting desired ends, ig and Chicago is said to enjoy the fatal di is tinction of being a chosen focus of organi* 's zation for them. ie At any rate the terrible fact of rain and I, destitution stands face to face with us and is pleads for our intervention. Elsewhere our re readers will find a notice irom our Most Rev. Archbishop, urging such measures rf relief as their means may permit. The oe calamity which Las befallen our neighbors a of the great city of Chicago is one of the ie most stupeuidous of modern days. So vast at and sadden a change from prosperity and ig comfort to destitution and penury has is scarcely ever been witnessed. It is really te an era in the history of clvi isation and It It ought to be made an ocession when the at true power of a Christian civilization shall d manifest itself in imperishable deeds. m It is probable that a reat part of the at loss is covered by insurance, but still at 7 Immense preportoam a t is 4sefail u ay private Individuals, gepecialJy of the poor er classes. Among them, i tare and to suppjies of coal, provisions, etc., are sel f dom insured where the parties live in rent i; ed tenements. Eighty or a hundred thou 5, sand of these poor people find themselves )t homeless and destitute. They have ap it parently saved nothing, neither furniture d nor provisions, nor clothing, nor money. 2s They live in tents or in the open air, even 1e the little children suffering from hunger .- and cold, in need of blankets and bread. . This state of things, this exposure to in clement weather on the part of persons entirely unaccustomed to it and this un wonted scantiness and rudeness of food, e will surely produce agood deal of sickness. Assistance to an inconceivable extent and very prompt in its action will be necessary in order to prevent results which would really hb worse tban the disaster already y felt. We call attention to the subjoined e telegram from the Rt. Rev. Bishop of Chi cago: CHICAoo, Oct. 12, 1872. To Archbishop Spalding, Baltimore, Yd: ', The Cathedral,six churches, orphan asylums, is hospitals, House of Good Shepherd, schools, charitable institutions, and the Bishop's house are all in ruins. Over 100,000 people are home s less. I beg you for a general collection in all your chnrches next Sunday. The Superintendent of Telegraph asks yon to repeat this message to the Prelates of the country, as our wires are too crowded and few. Request all remittances to be made to Syourself. a (Sigued) THOMAS FOLEY, Bishop of Chicago. OCR LADY or THi 8ARED ITAaRT.-This new church is now fast approaching completion. Situated as it is, at the corner of Claiborne and Annette streets, Third District, it supplies a necessity long felt by the residents of that portion of the city, who had to walk a mile and over, in many instances, to get to mass. As is well known, the majority of these people are very poor, hence the Rev. pastor, Father Borias, has decided to hold a Fair, that the IMople of the whole city may have an oppor- I tunity of contributing whatever their circum- 1 stances will permit, towards the accomplish ment of the enterprise he has in hand. To morrow night, therefore, a Ladies' Fair will be opened at the Blaffer Buildings, Canal street, betweeu Rampart and Burgundy. Being as Sisted by ladies of such high standing and 1 great intinuence in this community as 31me. lly. Peychand, president of the committee, and Mestedames A. Bonneval antd . l'orstall, as ic presidents, and a host of our charming youngo creole ladies, we cannot <'oubt hut that St the good pastor will have the ph-lrtlure of seeing t I the nall crowded every ilighlt. I ainsat Episcopal Admission. in the The Bishops. with delegates from the Sthe clergy and laity of the Episcopal Church of Sand England, in this country, have been recent drk. ly holding, and are probably still bolding, alk a convention in Baltimore, an event to She which the members of that sect have l.een sre. looking forward t oune fraught with rowed mighty results of woe and destruction to the Ritualists, or of succession for the ver. Evangelieals. Whatever the future may may develop in that field, some valuable bhnts have already been given on other questions the and some important admissions made. r the First a committee of five bishops makes a Snoto long report on uniformity of ritual, in bred. which we And the following : Third-In addition to the canonical provisa ion now recommended, sad in consideration of r who the fact that nothing can be Jo plainly set ready forth, but doubt may arise in the 'use and practice of the same,, the Co'imittee further, tle of anaimousty-reeommend that-aetioaetaken to carry out, in such manner as may secure its ohservance, the principle declared In the Cross, second resolution sent to this House by the sock House of Clerical and Lay Deputies at the Central Convention of 1866, to-wit: That in all matters doubtful reference shall be made r. a. to the ordinary, and noobseanes shall be made against the godly counsel andjudgment-of the Bishop. Here it is clearly admitted that "efotinA won- cas be o plaisly set forth but doubt may t de arise in the use and practice of the same." Up. Is the Bible an exception to this rule ? Is rated the great law of faith and Sdorality so a the wonderfully and miraculously worded that spot no man can be mistaken as to its meaning , haveIf so, then the fie bishops ought to have em to made the exception; if not so, then observe could the consequence. The latter past of the s tie paragraph quoted provides how one must In- proceed in matters of doubt connected with smote the ritual, viz: one must make "no their changes against the godly counsel and Lis judgment of the Bishop." But in matters hikh of doubt connected with Faith and Morals ecent no such standard of authority is set up. In In- things of form, you can lind an infallible boice tribunal where your doubts are quieted, in ends, things of substance you must follow your I di.- own devi:es and take your own chances gani. even though you may have the gravest "' doubt." and However, later on in the doings of the a and Convention, we find that the Bishops have e our taken compassion on this moral destitution Most of their flock and assume some virtbe for Es rf the "quieting-of icotries" in moral The and dogmatic doubts. We quote the tele bbora graph as follows : f the BarTxona, Oct. 12.-Protestant Episcopal uast Convention-Declaration of the Bisnops in Council, Oct. 11, 1871: We, the subscribed and bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church in has the United States, being asked into order to the quieting of the consciences of sundry members ally of the said Church, do declare that, in our ad It opinion, the word regenerate is not there so used as to determine that a moral change in tthe the subject of baptism is wrought ib the socra shall mnt. This declaration is signed byl-alIthe bishops. f the Here the " quieting of consqcences is a 11 q phsaae which 90nveys two meanings: first, u that there tadli be 4oaebts eaus . grave poor- questions as the one referred to, notwith and standing the most studions perusal of the sel- Bible, and, secondly, that it is a very handy rent- thing to have an authority which can hon. " quiet one's conscience" about them. The elves style of effecting the said " quieting" as ,Ap- adopted by "*all the Bishops" is a very iture queer one, however, to say the least of it. mney. They do formally declare that "in their even opinion " such and such is the true doc inger trine of Christ. In their opinion ! Truly, read. a hard-headed John Bull he must be who in- will entertain any uncomfortable doubt rsons after that. Such is the "opinion" of the un- Bishops:. They are by no means certain of food, its correctness liemselves, but the consci nees. entious laity may lay aside their scruples and and be quieted. ary Now let us ask any honest and earnest ould Episcopalian, would it not appear to him ia eady much better plan if the Holy Ghost would ined mercifully and lovingly infuse His spirit of Chi- truth and light into the convocation of "all the Bishops," and enable them to say what r. really was the truth, instead of what was their opinion about it ? Would men's con uns, sciences be much more effectually quieted ouse and would it cost the Almighty anything ome- to do it How much better a quiet ad: n mission of infallibility in the Church than an to a pompous assumption of quasi-infallibility thd based upon the inherent longing of the he to unman heart for some authority on which to repose! - lion. Carl Schurz. new Our German fellow-citizens have invited tion. this distinguished statesman to speak in orne this city, and, undoubtedly, if he does so plies he will be heard by one of the largest as that semblages, perhaps the largest, ever seen 1 mile here on a similar occasion. Mr. Schurz e appears to desire the formation of a new ter party. He is disgusted with the mercenary the style of patriotism current among the Re por- publicans, he feels the stirring of a mag ur. nanimous heart and revolts at the malig ish- nant bate with which that party grinds To- into the dust a conquered section of its Ilbe common country. But Mr. Schurz does et, not affect the word Democrat. lie would as like to aftiliate with that party, and bring Shis auxiliaries to its aid if a fusion could an be formed under sonme other namne. n For our part we have but little hope that I ig such gentleumen as Trumbull and Schurz hat caIn make any perceptible impression upon ig the North. There are many generous, no- 1 bile spirit. ,ong our northern brethren, but they have ready pronounced in favor of amnesty towards the South. The s majority, we are sorry to admit, appear to fbe Influenced by feelings of malignant r hate.towards our people. Notwithstsading I the moqt disreputable history of Republican d a rule, notwithstanding the personal infamy, I of Grant, notwithstanding the oppressive o results of the protective tariff felt in nearly i ' every Republiean household of many seo S tions of the North and West, we note withb º sorrow and indignation that Republican d s majorities In those States are increaslng 8 s instead of diminishing. The tide of reao tion for which we have all so fondly hoped p s and so patiently waited is farther off than n ever. The idea that the Democratic party v is the friend of the South is enough to in- t sure its defeat in those regions. The bit-' t terness of ignoble victors rankles in the h hearts of a majority against those who h fought fruitlessly, but too well. A We can see no use whatever in f rmlog a e new party or saerifeino single Demoerptic c a principle under the efrcuamtances. If'the a current continues to rhu as it does, the fl a only chance for any opposition in national polities will be to encourage.a split among t1 the_ Republicans bypledging to the more i3 liberal faction the undivided support of the a Democracy, North and South. Even this 0 chance now seems but weak, and it remains b for us to do the best we can with the situ- ti ation, as we ind it in our respective locali- r ties. Recent events in Virginia, Missouri, n Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Texas 5l show perfectly distinctly that the Demo- A eratio party can control the Southern States C very easily, if they will only make the v effort. The imbecility which 'marks the b Democratic strategy of this State and the 0 puerile barrenness in resources of its self constituted leaders, are thecastee of our local a disasters. These gentlemen have been ut- I terly unfit for the emergency, they have a not known how to seize the opportunity, f make the necessary concessions, and unite e the people. Their incompetency almost ti rendered unavoidable that fatal supineness which has marked the recent political ex- tl istence of bor public. 5 If Mr. Scharz can succeed in stirring up our citizens to the exertion of a little com- fe mon sense and energy, if he can persuade ti men of intelligence and standing to waken le up to the situation and put themselves a bodily and heartily into a movement of m popular self-assertion, he will have done a great work, and will merit the undying o1 gratitude ot our people. We have been a flock of sheep without a leader. There n has been no prophet left us of genuine N lineage to lead the people or to bequeath his leadership to another. Mr. Schars le seems to be a true high-priest of statesman-. I ship and leadership. We hope that a kind C' of consecration to the same high fnnetions w will follow his visit her,, and that when be jt goes, a shred, at - least, of 1is mantle will el be found to1bave fallen". somebody. The Reform Party. m We are surprised at the pertinacity with th which sundry papers and people insist on et creating a "Reform Party." There may no be a reform morement in any party or in all th the parties or in the country at large, but we hardly see the possibility of a reform ,w party. . That would presuppose a party m opposed to reform-a party which should 20 avow its corruption and glory in its deter- in mination to remain corrupt. Now the mi country has not yet come to such a pitch de as that, and if the " Outs" raise a clamor ha for reform, the "Ins" will shout "amen" p1 with a still louder voice. Everybody is w, always for reform, where there is room de for it. is And then the idea of stability is connect- ar ed with the formation of a grand national no party, But suppose that the Reform party us should carry the election, and put their dr programme in execution, there would then foi be nothing left to reform, and the party tic would be functus officio. It would die for Pa want of a further necessity for its exist ence. A reform is generally inaugurated the as to the practices and not the principles of an a party. Thus the Republicans might be right in their principle of "home protec- ad tion," and yet be represented by a set of or thieving office-holders, or the Democrats might be right in their principle of free Am trade, and still elect certain professional St. sharpers who would plunder the people un mercifully. In such cases these parties on would have fallen into vicious practices, through negligence of the masses or other- chi wise, which would need reforming. If the I cause of this disorder should be found to the be radical, the reform-movement would (£ properly take the form of a costitutional convention for the purpose of curing the defect; if not radical, but merely acci- p dental, then more vigilance on the part of voters would be sdlicient. In either case is 1 it would be totally unnecessary to form a w new party. cha We can conceive of a local election the where all the regular nominees are mere st party backs, and where it is necessary to it I run a conservative ticket to keep them all ter out, but if we are to have a new national r party, let it at least take issue ou some national question. No manu can tell whether he is rich or poor . ne by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. Hie i rich or poor accord- A to what hlie is, not according to what he has. col . .a.M 3o.-, . o Rolsu, Sept. 16.-The shameless false hoods of the Caplital and its compeers in referring to the Pope's health continue. SA neerdug to them the oly Father is re Sdued to the last stsg of deerepitade and diseas He is uraele to stand without Ssaupport and almost to speak. The nanse s one details which they add, are obvionuly , intended for the purpose of mere insult; it s, therefore, useless to refute-them or even further to adveetto them. Thp bst way Sof abowlng tha the Pope is ray "weon s derfnllr well' (as he laItey told the Roman girls) is to desrnbe what-he did on the very day on-whichb the Capks published its most mendacious balletia. In the Brat I place the Pope received the soeiety of Bo | man artists. It was not a deputation the whole society ea maso attended, 600 in r number. They had tastefully arragedin the Sala of the Battle of Constantin (so called from the. famous pleture of Giulio Romano, which is there), all the works of art which they had offered as presents to Shis Holiness on the occasion of the 23d August. The offerings principally consist ed of paintings, sculptures, articles of church furniture and dsecoration, tasteful things for domestle n,drawings, mosaics, architectural plansand designs, miniatures, s owers and artist prod tions in marble, glass and enamel. Each artist tood before his own work, and the Pope walked down the hall, stopping before each, and bestow. s ing on esh individually some grafious * words of commendation and thanks. He called them "his good. Roman artists," talked to them of art, and said how much s he hoped that their fdelity to the noble traditions of Christianity would enable - them to keep up Its glory and rery soon to remedy the outrages and barbarisms com mitted by the invaders. The artists re s sponded by the cheer of Piva il. Papa-Re A number of distinguished personages, Cardinals and others, accompanied the Pope in his progress round the hall. The a whole company then left the Sala, followed a by thecrowd of artists, and made the circuit of the galleries and museums. The Pope walked with a light and vigorous step, talked and smiled, and descanted upon I all sorts of topics in his usual cheer fnl way, and with all-the keen intelligence and kindliness of manner that are so habitual to him. Not only did he not lean for support upon any one, but he did not a even carry a walking-stick; he does some t times .carry one, but when he does it is generally under his arm. The Holy Fa ther also received sixty young students of the Roman University, who belong to a society which they have formed called the Roman Union. Its object is to counteract the anti-Christian influence of the new pro fessors, and to encourage absence from their lectures, and attendance at those of learned Catholics, which are happily now established. One of the students read an address, to which the Pope replied with much animation. Wednesday next being the anniversary of the Invasion of Rome, it has been re-. solved by a great many Catholics here, add I believe also throughout France and Ger many, to wear mourning on the day." Many of the clergy have undertaken to celebrate Masses of re.uiem for the repose of the souls of the brave defenders who lost their lives in defence of the Holy See on that and the previous ocasions. The Catholic papers will also come out in moarning. Thus the pirldal eriminals who have wrought orabetted this great in jury to the Temporal Power willhave their erimoqbrought strongly ack 'to their re memeanes, and they will also be remsind its memory-is undying in the Cath: M r dTe smeerie n -p- har Vre made loud and noisy proposals for a dem onstration and display of pbysical force on the 20th, and great alarm has been felt by the Government, and by all who are inter ested in the preservation of order. I do not annticipate that anything will occur on that day. The Government is tolerably well prepared against any mere uprising of the dangerous elements which they brought with them into Rome on that day twelve month. Gadda, the new prefect, has got 20,000 men under arms, either in garrison in Rome, or within call of a very short no tice. The Government refuses to permit, much less to assist in, the festal celebration desired by the democracy on the 20th. It has issued a proclamation calling on the~peo ple to display their graIitude to the King and army of Italy, and to celebrate, "in a worthy manner," the anniversary of their deliverance. All the Government wants is for the sect to keep quiet, but that is Srecisely the line of conduct to whichlthey are least disposed. Meanwhile it shows not a little effrontery on the part of the usurping Government to talk about "grati tude in a proclamation professedly ad dressed to the people of Rome. Gratitude for what they may well reply. Taxa tion and conscription; the degradation of public morals, the humiliation of religion and the Church, to which, after all, they profoundly attached-such are some of the benefits for which the " King of Italy" and his valorous army claim the "grati tude" of the Romans. The following convents may now be added to the list of those marked for ex nropriation; the decrees relating to them having been already published: Our Lad of Victories, St. Andrea della Fratte, St. Antonio on the Janiculum, Le Vipereeche, St. Maria in Via, St. Maria Nuova, Le Scalzette, St. Joseph alla Lungara, SS. John and Paul on the Celian, St. Bartol omeo all' Isola. The negotiations still go on for the pur chase of Prince Torlonia's property, the celebrated Villa Albani, intended to ibe con verted into a Royal'residence. It is said that the Prince wants a million of lire (£40,000) for it. The bargain is a hard one, but it will have to be struck. A Royal :residence must be had; the King will not reside in the Quirinal. His Majesty is at present hunting in the valley of Aoata. The fagade of the Palace of Monte Citorio is to be painted rose-color, suggestive, I presume, of the colear de rose which cannot with much probability be expected to characterise the debates of the Parliament there to be assembled. It is said that an American society has parchased a spacious site in the very centre of Rome, on which it proposes to build an immense Protestant temple, that is to rival, in size and splen dor, the finest edifices of old Rome.-Loc. don Tablet.. It is not until the flower has fallen off that the fruit begins to ripen. So in life it Is when romance is past that the practical usefulness begins. Attention is directed to our special notice Column.