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Morning Star and Catholc Messenger.
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&reond satet, Galveston.
J. Z. L nbranacum, Laredo.
T'o OuR Svunacsnus.-Those of our
s·a cribes, either in the city or country,
who do not receive their papers regularly,
are requested to make their complaints
direct to us. A note through the post
office, or a _complalnt made at this oflOe,
will recelve immediate attention.
(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.
S Archbishop of New Orleans.
.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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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