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As our esteemed friend Mr. Cheevers has been called to duty in other ields of abor, our. Al . i ,-..- wrill oblige us-by settling their accounts with Mr. peel when called upon. Our agent, Mr. J. H. Kelleber, who is so favorably known to the citisena of Mobile, will visit that city daring the first week in April in the interests of the STAr. We bespeak to Mr. Kelleher the same kind reception and en. aoragememat which greeted him on his fist Mr. TimDuggan,of Baton Rouge, has kindly aseepted the agency of the STAB for that place Mr. Duggl n is a true type of the active ani energetic so of old Ireland and enters int the spirit of everything Cathelic with a sea which compels socess to follow in the ware of all his snde4rtaliae. In these penitential times it were not mnap propriete to drop a tear and my a " De Pro fandia" over 21e Tea P1ariot, whose marty: doe is so touchingly told in " Ellen Fitzgerald to.day. The celebration of St. Patrick's day by te Irish reeidents of New York was notewortb, fea entheasiem, and the absence of distnrbinl dlementa--the oeqasion resmanli.U a genera neliday. The procession probably numbere 16,000 men, headed by the 80th New York, any ist New Jersey militia, and several minor mill tary organisations. Aeoan lsmor Branrmn .-We have receives faet Mr. P. F. Gogarty, Catholic bookselle sad stationer, 15t Camipstreet. a eplendid eo graving of the late Arehbishop of Baltimore It ise from the house of Murphy & Co., and ii beyond all doubt, the best, if net the onl likeness of the great Archblihop we have ye seen. Mr. Geogarty bas a supply of them whio be sells at very low pricee. Every Catholi who reveres the !memory of this illostrio Archbishop, as all Catholics do, ebonld pre cure acopy to bang in his parlor. Thousands of non-Catholics attend, ever year, the solemn and touchlng ceremonisal , the Chureh daring Holy Week, but for war of information, many see therein only val foemality or what I. vulgarily termed " man mery." Now, in order that all may foilow t11 services unerstandingly, a book has bee ~·pared called the ,' Holy Week," which es plains the whebe, frm Palm Sunday to Eats Seaday iselasive, and we ase glad to see the Mr. C. .A Eider's booketore, 124 Camp etree is prepared to supply the large demand with mew edition of the earrent year. According to the Retera Baudpet, the Interni tional Society has determined to put every di lealty in the way of the promoters of the il ternational exhibition, which is to be opens at Vienna next year. They regard this node taking, like others at a similar kind, as onl bringing advantage to eapitaliste, while t' workman, who is the real producer of tt goods exhibited, only has to pay higher price for the necessariea of life, owing to the infon of vsia attracted Lby the Exhibition, an does meot gain any advantage at alL As a fin atop against the Ebxhibition the Genevars sectic of the International is colleeting funds for aimnltaneoun strike of the workmen of a nations, who, during the tintme, would be mail tamed out of the anma so collected. ICommianaled.] One of our city papers comes out on St. P trick's day in a moat famous article on E Patrick. Famonus for its sheer Ignorance at prejdice. Saints' days are observed on tl day of their death, as tber on that day ent . the Joys ete;nal. St. Patrick was not the pr -oho introduced distillation into Ireland, a: m oreover never sanctioned the use of aloobol drnkl. Every IriLshman knome that po(at is little pot; and when St. Patrick gave i atrus lions for his funeral, be ordered that potlt beer be given to each weary traveler wrl came t., his funeral, as they were expected come frm afar. VuarrAs. We have refrained from commenting editol ally on tbhe article to which reference is hei made, ecaLse we still retain the impresion'a to that artiie which it made upon us ot fi, reading it. We considered it then an untimel joke, eoneived in a spirit of levity not at a becoming the occasion, bnt innocent of an intention to give' offence. Thecourseof th joeurnal in whilch it was fonnd is too fair an respectful towards Catholic', as a generi thing, to permit the suspicton of a deliberaul .··&,.t..sn ( lt them on sochaoday. Holy Week.. It14 a source of congratulatioa'to know s that no matter how wisked the age, hew wi worldly the times, there is at leant one season of holiness every year. No people T can be so corrupt or impious as not to be b somewhat sublected to the inflaemes of i Holy Week wherever the Catholit Church of has a foothold. The ritual is so solem, , the ceremonial so grand, the whole spirit ant air of the Church so impressive, so laden with the mighty interests of the a events celebrate d no one sea wholly it escape their contaglon of piety. It is truly p season of manifold grace, b and it behoevib all persons to take every u advantage of the opportunity. Even 5i though temporal affairs may suffer a little Ii apparently, Catholics ought to make efforts I i to frequent the Churches with more fidelity 1 than usual. With eaeha population as we have in New Orleans, the Churches could h all be crowded every day in the week and ought to be so crowded. The momentous f events just preceding the Craciixion, as I well as those accompanying and succeeding it, arecommemorated, and all whobelieve in their sacredness or feel interested in their 4 history should naturally seek to be present I at the observances instituted by the Church I to keep them fresh in the memories of i men. Our faithful Catholics eught not to per m mit their feelings to be chilled or their actions influenced by the frigid attitude of Protestants on this oceoeion. The true sponse of Christ must weep over His sor- i rows and rejoice at His triumphs as their I anliversaries roll around with the lapse of years, while it is but natural that His re bellious children, spurning as they do the gentle guidance of their mother, the Church, 0 should turn coldly away from the memory i of His great Passion. But after all a good Protestant is not nearly so displeasing in the sight of God as a tepid Catholio. The Papal International. Ly b Under this heading our neighbor, the nd -Presbyteris, makes a rather feeble attack to upon, the "Catholic Militant Union," as it 1l views it in the light of the Archbishop's he remarks on a recent occasion. It says, speaking of his Grace's allusion s- to adhesion of the "Union" to the dogma o- of the nfatllibility : r- This dogma is to be held as superior, more "l binding than "''sectional or national feeling." Now our neighbor has, in the same issue, the republished the Bee's account of the pre hy liminary meeting where the .remarks re ug ferred to were made, and thereinwe find ra proof that it has entirely misunderstood ed the expressioan ritioised. That expression aud iwas undoubtedly codtained in the follow - ing words of the Archbishop: We should lay aside all sectional and nation al feeling, and I recommend that in such a cause all members should be Catholics alone, or without regard to aught else, in any manner en- of form. re. Does this language raise any presump is, tion of antagonism between the "feelings" mly spoken of and the great dogma I We see yet no contrast whatever made between the ich authority of the Church and the influence lie of nationalism or sectionalism. There an can be no doubt that the dogma of Ir the Infallibility-of the -Pope,.like every other dogma of the.Church, is to be main rr tained by every Catholic under every con of tingency that can possibly arise on the ant earth. If national feeling or sectional in feeling should come in conflict with any am one of them it must be sacrificed instantly, e but we cannot see any special conflict be tween national or-aeotional feeling and the ter particular dogma referred to. As to the hat language of the Archbishop commented on, et, is probably meant that thbseommunity was h a composed of £ mixed population from many countries and of different races and as. that, in order to form a close Catholic lit- Union, the "feelings" alluded to must be In- ignored, so far as they arouse foolish pre ned judices or useless antagonisms. er- The Presbyterian goes on : rly He does not specify what is meant by " s the tional feeling," bat we suppose it is only a the fair inference, that it implies whatever principles, privileges or obligations grow out ces of or belong to our relation, as citizens of the nx communrty or of t.he State. ud If this is a fair specimen of Presbyterian rat fair interences, then we must request our on neighbor to give a "sample" of what it 'a would consider an unfair one. We cannot all in- suppose that anybody living could sus pect for a moment that our Archbishop would counsel as to lay aside "whatever Sprinciples, privileges or ebligations grow t. out of or belong to our relations as citisens," ad and yet such is the candid inference dirawn t by the Presbyterian, and presented to its ry charitable and pious readers. d Again : S If the Pope's infallibility is to be upheld in in- spite of every consideration of National relt at tionship or obligation, then of course the in wno junctions of that Infallible authority, dispense to a man from all political duties, divest him of Iall political rights, vest hbis citizenship in a society of whichb the Pope is the head. and for eri which bhis will is the only political austhority ere and civil law. as IHero we have the same old thing. The rat Pope is infallible in faith and morals, there Oiy fore in politics; on spiritualquestions, there ll fore on temporal ones; in religion, therefore "Jny in statecraft. This is a distinction which ad the Presbyterian finds it impossiblo to com ral prehlend, but we do not hesitate to leave ato it in the hands of all others as being self evident. Prsetiubltly amembtseef tb.e e ty ise.- at fhrasebsd 'of his atiseIlity, *hu?, Ibat g nationality m_be. b hPasetalely be t sde to s*py •a besl e rebtee. ·o say eeastry in wIhoi be a awe4 u att'l tbha ebautry a- / knobwodgw t Pop's a mpsoy over her 01 polties. Pretem oth.mti t of latiot Lms most be baenibe feem his heat. It can have ao free exercise dmh it is to be limited is by the deee of an ltrespmnalble Pope. The oi nlatense sfishness of this 'ew Istsrnatioea is obvious. Many of the blt and meost patrioti eitises of this eontry are members of the C Romlek Chameh. That Church dees not eom- Ii prss oemexth of our population, yet its mem to, * gratif an insane ecolesstical ambi tics, are esld on to subordinate their country o and pledge themselves to undying hostility to it its indepenadeno and its free institntions. What a tempest in a teapot 5 From small a beginnings into what mighty proportions a we do grow I Our neighbor starts with the smallet, narrowest, most shadowy prem Isq, distorted from all of its original mean ing, and then cavorts.wildly around through the field of casuistry and bathos, until it 'works itself into a dreadful fit of patriotic hysterise. Why, good neighbor, the doctrine of In- i fallibility is nothing new. No Catholic , has ever doubted that this divine power t was vested in-the-Church somewhere, and, i if anywhere,it contained the same element I of antagonism with temporal authority that I it does now, if any such antagonism exists. But what does history say to justify the vir F tuous fright of our too timid neighbor Does it not show that Catholics have always been true to their own country, no matter what its form of government or who its f enemy P Where, in the whole history of 5 Christianity, will our neighbor find instances tojustify these wholesale charges of treason against Catholic subject or citizen t This is f the me imputations that has been made - aga t aus from the beginning. The a ancient Romans could find no other to make than this same one that Christians must be false to their government, and yet no others were so faithful to that Pagan t government asits Christian subjects. From a that day to this one of rampant heresy and infidelity it is always the same cry in order to arouse popular prejudice and State per. secution. The Catholic has no nationality, e he is the enemy of his country, there is no k patriotism in his heart. t From that day to this the charge has a been equally false and malignant. Facts add experience have never verified the n suspicion nor justified the slander and yet a the same vile work goes on. Men who wear sanctimonious "exteriors and put e themselves forward as standard bearers of truth and religion do not hesitate to repeat ' the charge with as much audacity as though eighteen centuries of history had Snot been sufficient to commend it and its d propagators to the infinite contempt of all d decent men. n DIOCEBo 1OF NATCHZ. 2- EPISCOPAL VISITATION. e Feb. 25.-Meridian, Lauderdale county, Pas tr tor Rev. Louis Vally.-Thirty-four were con firmed, of whom three were converts. _ The Bishop preached five sucoessive even lugs, on the Infallibility of the Pope; the actual e evils of society, and their progress; and their e only remedy the infallible teaching of the :e Church, and the grace conveyed by her sacra e meats. )f The number of the audience and the atten y tion with which they listened, and the interest that many of them expressed afterwards, are strong indications that they feel depply con cerned in these matters, are well disposed to e give their close attention to the great truths of religion, when laid before them with cer y tainty and authority in the name of the living r, Church of Christ. i- Meridian, at the close of the war had scarcely 0 thirty Catholics. There are now more than e two hdndred. The lot for the church and the u, pastor's house was donated by the Mobile and, u Ohio Railroad Company. There is a handsome wooden church, surmounted by a steeple.ter minating in the sign of the Christian's hope. There is also a small, neat presb3 tery. is Rev. John McManus, of Columbus, and Rev. e Marcellinns Vignie, of Paulding, came to assist - at Meridian. The former bad expected to profit by the Bishop's visit, and celebrate the opening of the a- church of Louisville, Winston county, but a owing to a disappointment with regard to D1 workmen, he was not able to have it ready. e That church is a small but quite handsome building, erected chiefly by the exertions of a Mr. Burrage and Robt. Rives, Esq., aided by r the contributions of both Catholics and non t Catholics. Almost every meonber of this con a gregation is a convert. Feb. 2d.-Enterprse.-Four confirmed, of whom two were converts. No church. March 3.-FPaulding, Jasper coputy.-Pahtor SRev. M. Vignie. Only three confirmed, of whom two were converts. The confirmation of the chbldren was deferred, because the inter ruaptlon of the Catholic school had interfered Swith their preparation. The school is now reesumed under Mr. McDevitt. March 7.-There was inaugurated at Pauld n Ing the 4lrot Catholic total abstinence society rof Mississippi, under the protection of St. SMichael, patron of the Church. Twenty-two f members signed their names. Two evenings a the Bishop preached to the eelored people, who r nearly liled the church, J Msrch 10-Raleigh, Smith county.--Pive e confirmed, of whom two were converts. 8ev oeral other grown persons are studying e catechism, with a view to being received into the Church. After the lecture on Infallibility, several gentlemen expressed a desire to hear forther expositions of Catholic teacsehing. During the week (1lth to 17th) visits were C paid to scattered families at Forest Lake and SMorton, in Scott county, and to Newton, in Neawton county. One convert was bptized -aU confirmed at oeest, nad three young pe- is eons at Newton. The stations on the railroads that centre at Ui Meridian will be attended by Rev. L. Valy, el of Meridian. Rev. M. Viguie, of Paulding. will vialt the interior of the counties is the Southwest angle 1i of the road. w In every one of these places the people came willingly to hear explained the Dogma of the a Infallibility of the Pope. And they listened p even more attentively to what was said con- a coerning the growing demoralisation of society. ti its cause and remedy. The cause of this was pointed out in the loss among men of concern about God'sJudgment and its consequences :- t and this arising from their unemrtainties in matters of religion. The remedy-the teach- t ings o God through His Church, to whish He f has guaranteed that she shall teach without t error-that is with infallibility. If a band of earnest missioners would go s around through the country, preaching d especially for the enlightenment of non-Cath- I olim-saying little or nothing about the dif ferent denominations- but exhibiting the authority and the excellencd of the Catholic t Chursh:-and if they would remain two or three weeks in each place-giving time for a I good course of instructions in doctrine and morals-they would everywhere make con verts:-*hiefiy among the men who think deepest and who feel most concern for the welfare of themselves and of society. ST. WATRICLK DAT ID WOXKL.K IMonIa , March 90, 1879. I Editor Mornlng Star and Cathelic Meesasger. St. Patrick's Day was appropriately celebrated in this city, notwithstanding the exceeding inclemency of the weather. e The morning was ushered in by a chill e northwester, accompanied by a drizzling, persistent rain which continued, with but slight intermission, throughout the fore noon. The air was nipping and eager and a. the streets were extremely uninviting, but t all this could not quench the ardor of the enthunsiaitio sons of -Hin, ,nor prohibit their customary public demonstration in i honor of St. Patrick. d Even as dubious people were discussing the probable programme of the day, in view of the forbidding aspect of the weather, the "clang of harmonious brass" r, announced that the city organisations were 0 on their way to the depot of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad to welcome a sister so ciety from Whistler. s Having concluded this ceremony, the a various societies repaired to St. Patrick's Church where a grand Pontifical High SMass was celebrated, Right Rev. Bishop it Quinlan officiating. The Mass was sung, o with their usual happy style and effect, by it the excellent choir of the Cathedral. After the reading of the Gospel, Father O'Meara, of St. Mary's Church, pronounced an ele it gant and eloquent discourse-a perfect is gem, indeed, on the Cross and the Sham d rock, taking his text from Machabees, chap. 2, verse 51-"And call to remembrance the a works of the fathers, which they have done II in their geebrations: and you shall receive great glory, and an everlasting name." He began by speaking of the fdelity to faith and love of country blended together in the promptings of the Irish man's heart typified by the Cross and the Shamrock, and showing how the church recognizes such union and adds the bless ings of the. Cross to the lustre of the Sham rock in the person of her noble representa tive, the Bishop of the Diocese, who ofici 1- ated on the occasion. He then dwelt, in 4 glowing words, upon the round towers, the ir remarkable ruins, the ancient abbeys, the old churchyards, and the monuments that i covered the face of the land, and drew h from the lesson which they teach such in struction as.would do honor to the memory o- of St. Patrick. et The Rev. Father then spoke of the pros perity of Ireland from the time of her con e version until the year 1172 when she began - to drink of the bitter caup of abverslty-a to draught, he remarked, bitter though it was, is which tended only to heighten her gran r- deur. Did she not, said he, bear upon the back of het history, the deep, dark, dismal spot of Rpligious persecutiont The fore ground of her prosperity would have but ly little attraction ior us; it was the contrast in between the dark background and the ie brilliant fomegrqund. that heightened the d effect ot the picture which her history pro duced and made us love her the deeper for it. '- The Rev. Father then spoke of the future o. prosperity of Ireland and asked his hearers if they would hasten the deliverance of v. their beloved laud by imitating her virtues. st At this point of his discourse, he became really sublime as he spoke of the ruined e abbeys and monuments telling of t:e glo ries of Ireland in days gone by. Repeat be nlog his question, if they would hasten the at deliverance of their beloved land by imi to tating her virtues, lie said, "methbinks I hear you one and all say yes. Listen, therefore, unto me. A fearful crisis is Spending in which we, Ca holices and Irish of men, shall have to play no insignificeant y part, and it is well we should know our n- duty. - Forewarned is forearmed. All Europe is rife with the important issue. America, of too, is moving into line. The subject is agitating the greatest minds of the present day. It is the same old problem over again or that requires to be solved but under a new of and different aspect. It is Christianity of against Infiadelity. Heretofore, it was miad r- against mind, intellect against intellect, physical force against moral conviction. But Infidelity, finding that sincerity and w truth were more than matches for her du plicity and intrigue seeks to get posses d- sion of Christianity's strength by striving to get hold of the mould in which the gold is sifted from the dross. Need I say to . what I allude: I refer to the grand and o vital question of the day--the education of s youth. The portentous clouds of infidelity o are marshaling their forces upon the hori zoo of the world for the terrible straggle. e Christianity, too-the mother of civiliza tion-is girding her loins for the bloody Sfray. For our part we have but one duty to discharge and that is to fight nobly in o the cause for which our fathers bled and , died-a relgious education-an education r in which the mind of the child is kindly nortured and developed, whilst the pas sions are sought to be restrained-an edu e cation in which the priest exercises his be d nign irnfluence over the youthful mind -an in education in which the blessings of our d Holy Religion predominate-an education In which the dchil Is tau ht to love its prents and o its supero ro--an ednes tio In hib the shild earns dignity for ee's self and respeet for old age-uan dd L eataon the fruits of whieh will bring the gy hais of belplmparents to the grave n joy and iadnes--in a word, Ia edoea on that will teach the child to know that whilst hab a body to serve it has a soul I to save, ain- - t upon its moraloeanduet in this life depends its happiness heme a well as itlory hereafter. These are the first prinples of elementary knowledge, and any edinstion that will separate the Sul. tore of the mind from the eravings of tl i breast is not only false and vicioos, but as I caleulated to lead to destruction every thing that could adorn human nature-the true the beautiful and the good. EAueation, therefore, to be perfeet, must I take bold, not only of thei intellectual I faculties of the human mind, but also of the promptings of the human breast. The ; child most be tanght to develop the one whilst it restrains the other. But where are we to find this education for our chil dren t In our common schools Ah I no. 1 In our intermediate9 Far from it. In our high schools t By no means. They ignore moral training. They sneer at the thought of religious training,, and eliminate from their teachings the existence of God, the one thing alone necessary to make educa tion perfect. Doeny the existence of a God, or, what amounts to- the same thing, eliml nate from your teaehing the existence of a Supreme Being who wall reward the good and punish the wicked, and what becomes of morality T Your morality gone, what becomes of your ievilization If you seek into the cause why Sooiaty is so corrupt. at the present day, you will fnd it to have its origin in the utter and complete ignoring or the Supreme Being from your common school system. But if we cannot get this education for our children in our common schools, where, then, are we to find it We shall find it under the fostering care of Her who alone can fulfil this suablime mission our holy religion-she who, by her divine commission, is the mother of youth and the mistress of morals, and, where our fathers found it before us, in those schools under the immediate charge of our "Soggarth Aroon." Here and here alone can we find it. In this struggle, as well as in others, let Us recall to mind the deeds of our ances tors-how they, amidst the bogs and the mountains, taught their children how to know and to love God. And if we, my friends, but review the history of those ter rible days in which our fathers had to fly to the mountains, in the darkness of the night, to taste of the sweetness of educa tion, we sball find that from the deep morass and thorny hedge arose some of the brightest geniuses, the most distinguished orators, and the deepest thinkers Ireland has ever witnessed. Let us not, therefore, close our eyes to the issue of the day or the part we have to play in the terrible struggle. The preservation of our Holy r Faithand the traditions of our sires depend upon it. Yours, therefore, my beloved friends, be the task of bringing forth a faithful race of children who shall be true to the cross and the shamrock, who, by the parity of their lives and the extent of their research, will infuse a new life into the re animating form of our beloved land, and who will clothe her with the resuscitated glories of the distant past. But if you be false to the trust reposed in you, by not sending your children to those schools under the charge of your "Soggarth s Aroon," then speak not to your children of the glories of by-gone days when your mothers clasped you to their bosoms and prayed God that the sun would never rise upon a recreant child of theirs to the Emerald Isle. Speak to them not of the hallowed memory of those bones thbt lie mouldering into dust from whose very marrow you imbibed the substance of your t existence. . Speak to them not of your boy hood recollections, when your feet trod upon the green award of a Saintly Isle, but "Yet your nameand your race ]Be a stotdalndlnrgcd In ftare oen os to come." The Rev. Father conoluded his eloquent discourse by reminding all Irishmen of the n deeds of their ancestors, and expressing a the hope " that the Cross would never be 11 separated from the Shamrock, nor the ShamrOck from the Cross, but both work e ing together in harmony, unison and love, may contribute to the aooomplishment of each other's aims and desires-the Sham rock in aiding the Cross to a speedy. liber it tion of our Holy Father, the Pope, from e imprisonment, and the restoration to him 0 of his patrimony; and the Cross in assist - ing the Shamrock to make Ireland what r she ought to be OGreat. gloriens sad free. S First cower of the earth a And sweet gem of the sea." if The religions observances of the day s. were concluded with a few remarks by e Bishop Quinlan and the giving of the Papal d Benediction. - The various societies then filed out of the crowded church and formed their line e of procession in4the following order : first, i- St. Patrick's Benevolent Association, pre I ceded by the brass' band of Phoenix Fire i, Company, No. 6, St. Patrick's Reading is Room and Library Association, with the - society band, and, lastly, St. Patrick's Be It nevolent Associ-tion of Whistler, preceded r by the excellent silver cornet hand of that thriving village. Then, with green ban e ners flying and sprigs of shamrock adorn i, log each manly breast, and to the inspiring s strains of "Wearing of the Green," and It other Irish aire, they marbched through the n principal streets of the city to Odd Fellows' v Hall, and here your correspondent will T leave them to discuss a sumptuous colla 4 tion and exchange gratnlations on their , happy celebration of St. Patrick's day. THEMIS. THS CAPHIOLIC MILITANT UNION OF TRE CRoasas.-The last number of thes Frseeman's Jour Snalc publishes the admirable letter of Bishop SMartin to the Council of New Orleans, to I which the attention of our readers was earnest . ly called, at the time of its appearance in oar columns. Our very able New York contem porary prefaces the letter by a few explanatory rsmarks concerning the "Catholic Militant Union of the Cross." One expression, how ever, of that article might give an impression somewhat incorrect, that. is, where it states I that the plan, as set forth by- Archbishop I Perche, "is to unite oel really Catholi a edeties in this grand Militant Union of the Cross." The limitation to Catholic societies it only provisional, but it is clear from the constitu tion of the "Union" that eventually all Ca tbolics are invited and expected to enroll w' ag thd damis of France begins ol the istof y,. , lvem etlitede hbas aank ofti a Efe of honest poverty to Conpg .4 Tw1v lieL dlas are ig invested in hotel property in Chiesgo, Ills. The Tiehbberae lslmnt is suable ito obtain bail, and ha besq smsd to plss for trialr. Dr. Gesham, Peetmeste eDytest , T has absonaded with$0b 00P of verumsetftds. Sig m. gives afantastie idsattie of M. Thiers: "This is a man whem ides mre most large, but least high." The New Jersey Methodist Confereas has passed a reslaltion eleeosing Camp masuis en Sunday. Pretty hard on Camp meatigp. It has been proved that Marshal Basasin dined with-Prince Frederik Chaders, Pres. ala, shortly before the easpitulation of Mets. The Pope has received sa address of sym. pathy, to which 11,715' egnatores were at tached, from the IndlandiooeseofTamanalipm A man out West was offred a plate of maca. roni soup, but declined it, declaring that they " couldn't play off any biled pipe stems on him." It is rumored that a treaty is pending be. tween Prussia and Italy, whereby Alsace and Lorraine are guaranteed to Prussi and Rome to Italy. It is reported that England and Uruguay have come to an open rupture, sad that all friendly relations between the two nations have ceased. In the Christ Church distriot of South Lon don the population ia 40,000, of whom 30,000 are paupers. Nice for the ratepayere.--Boes London Courier. A Canada editor says he has " a keen rapier to prick all fools and knaves." His friends, if they are prudent, will take it from him. He might commit suniide. A oheerful giver puts the following note in a pair of pantaloons sent to the Michigan suf. ferers: "There, take 'em; last pair I've got. Don't get burned oat again." The Jacksonville UWloo and Webster are at antipodes. The former, in describing an ex-. eursion down the St. John's says: " Scratilla. tions of wit and repartee," eto. A fire occurred in a tenement house occupied by negroes, in Lawrene. Kansas, on the 21st. The father and three children were burned to death, only two of the family escaplng. The following somewhat ambiguous pars. graph appeared in an Edinburgh paper: " We regret to find that the announcement of the death of Mr. W. is a malicious fabrication." The Archbishop of Cologne-has formally ex communioated Profa. Hligers, Keoodt, 8augen and Rusobh, of the University of Bonn, for their rejection of the dogma of Papal Infallibility. The Cincinnati pork packing dlttlatier for 1871 show the number packed 4.868,448, against 3,605,251 last year, an increase in the cropof 34 per cent. The increase of la 28j per cent. Passident Thiers, It a re6eption recently, spoke upon the Roman question, and in his re I marks maintained that Cathollicism is a trsdi tion and an element of strength to the French. The aggregate of wool produ of ifni r for last year, was S1,876,253 pounds, an Increase of nearly 5,000,000 pounds on the previous year. The clip ttis season is expected to be larger s and of a superior quality. Horace Greeley, in an editorial on the Cin einnati Convention, says if free trade be made r a plank in the platform, he asks to be counted - out. All be asks is that there be left a freedom to all clasaes on economic questions. "My friend, don't you know that it is very dangerous to take a nap while the train is in motionP 1"Why, no," exclaimed the aston t lshed iandividual, waking up; "why sot" "Because this train runs over sleepers." The jury for damages in the Westfield dis aster disagreed, one joror holding that the de fendants were not liable, attributing the s·ci dent to the dispensation of Providence. Eleven f jurors favored a verdiot against the company. A jealous contemporary says that the city editor of the Jackqonville (Ill.) Joural has frozen his ears a foot deep, but that, as they have beenajIntated at the second joint, he C has an abundance left for the requirements of his position. The London papers have intelligence frcm Roumania of continual persecutions of theJews Sat Cabul. The entire Jewish population, c5n slating' of about one thousand, have been fear fully punished, routed, and their synagoges f filthily polluted. Delegates of the old Catholio party, to the number of one hundred, heold a meeting at Bonn last week, and resolved to call a congress, to aeet at Cologne in September. A petition against the Jesuits was framed, to be presented to the Reichstag. SThe assassin of Lord Mayo has been 0ex cated. iHe confessed that the saMsasintion was not the work of a conspiracy, bat that h* alone designed and carried out the murder. He designed also to kill Gen. Stewart, who ac companied Earl Mayo. In Sooth Florida, orange trees Ave years old I from the bud, will yield 100 oranges; seve years old, 500; ten years old, 1000; and theie fifteen and upwards are expected to yields0 average of 2000. There are instanoes of their prodoucing 3000 and 5000 oranges. About five hundred persons were present on the 17th in Chicago, at a meeting of the Inte nationals to commemorate the foundationof the Paris Commune. Addresses were made in its favor in four different languages. No Ae rican of any standing was present. The first publio meeting of the Internationsl of St. Louis was held on the 17th, about40 Swere present. On the same day, which isit anniversary of the rialog of the Paris Cos mune, the New York Internationals had aba" quet and speeches. Among the speakers wa Victoria Woodhull. A marble inscription has been placed in tie r prison yard of La Boquette, the scene of tbe murder of the-hostages, giving their nasUa under a notice to the following effect: "REasp this plawe, which witrnessed the death of na