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MAIRCHI 16, 1873. rnn St and Catholic Messenger. m d to be paid to the ana ..... ... - IV i. Rn P t,,,. - -- --- teto Ba ho ~n~ n, ~1,, erning Star and Catholic Messenger. Maw ORLZANS, SUNDAYe, MARCH 16. 173. [Fer the Morning Star and Catholic easenger.I TO ERIN. a o .nsag MOInt. ar ·nrarxToo1[0r. Oh, Erin I land of beauty and of sone, Of virtues rich and rare, Thy s#en see brave and strong, Thy daughters pure and fair I The warrior's sword, the poet'sa pen, The hobl deeds of saintly men, Have each lent lastre to the crown, By many sons entwined, With which thy brows we bind, And mark thee wortbyof thy great renown! Oh, Rri Brightest Jewel of the Sea Upon her throbbing breast! With matchless brilliancy. Then dost in beauty rest I Thy limpid lakes, and streams, and rilles, Thy sleplag vales and swelling hills, Thy rle grem cids sand skies of blue, AlU asehow the oehotoest aret Wmta Nature e- Impart, o n, ·or ahapo, or ihawoes in each bue! Oh, ]la I titd by sat'rnlgs long and sore, es tftal tsharsgh theam all ! Thy woes ae nearly o'er, Th' oppressor soon must fell I Soon must they drop, the bol uand chain Which now thy beauteous limbs restrain ! Seen will thy gallant seas, set free From Britain's cursed sway. khy loving laws obey, And feaely aooer to noea but Lhee Oh. God ! let not the fate of Mose be Likewlse to us decreed ! Permit our eye. to see Our esuring country freed ! And era we're numbered with'the Read, Her liberated sell once more Permit our outcast feet to tread, As did our sires in daye of yore! Oh, keep not from our wearied a·ght, So long without a cheering ray, The glorious dawn, the happy light. Of Brin's coming day! ot Patrick'a Day 1073. Interesting from Rome. An "occasional" oorrespoadbnt of the -ndon Tablet, writing from Rome on the ith of Feb. thus pictures the high sense of onor and honesty for which *the present les of "free and united Italy" are so onspienons. Here is asample of the good faith and of he policy.of the Italian Govern ment. On the I th August, 1870, the Minister Visconti. enosta wrote as follows toathe European overnments in thMe)emorandum, which he orwarded at that date in order to tranquil ize the pubilic mind and to secure the nnivance or the silence of Foreign ' inister :---"The Italian Governoent en ages to preserve all the institutions, offl a, and ecclesiastical budies, and their I dmianstrathlns at present existing in I ome 0 " It engages to preserve in to entirety and without subjecting it to 0 pecal taxep all ecclesiastical property, P hose rent is paid to offices, charges, cor rations, being ecclesiastical institutions J' aving their seal in Rome." On the 30th ' an 1871, the Minister Visconti-Venosta n ade the following declaration to the Ital- n n Deputies :-"The Pontiff is the Spirit. ead of the Catholics of other nations a ud as such he exercises over Catholic socie a jurisdiction which forms part of the i ablic law of those States." e * "'We n ave always declared that we desire to alve the Roman question without offence I1 the feelings of Catholicq, without offence m the'legitimate interests of other Govern- w oets." I might quote other statements e qually strong; but two, the one to the a' overnments and the other to the Cham- t r, are enough. Now I wish you to con rast these statements of the Government no ith the following fact. The Convebt and T eneral House of the Capuhbins in Rome P Swell known. The Capuchins are special- b y'devoted by their rule and their practice R o the care of the poor-they are the priesta 'b and brothers of the middle and lower ci classes, and are deservedly beloved for w heir charity. They, if any, have the sym- ni pathy of the people. Their principal con- cc vent in Rome contains about 150 Fathers in and Brothers. Their chief means of sub- cc tistence ia drawn from the large kitchen- St garden which adjoins their convent. The (a value of this garden in the market is said CI he from £12,000 to £20,000. The Govern- ne eant taxed the Friars to the amount of om 4,0001. (£160) a-year for it. On Sunday of last, Feb. 2, the Procurator-General re- di ceived notice that the Government would ge take posseeion of this garden, and that at th Jrine were to cease to have the use of ci it by Feb. 16. But they would net take it ret without indemlileation. Oh, no ! The fe r. sum fixed upon to be paid to them annual ly is £80, but out of this annual paymeni the established taxes have to be taken amounting to 17 per cant ! You can nos make your own business calculation upoi this transaction, and contrast it with tlt statements made by the Italian Ministe scarcely two years ago. I -mention thi incident because I have the detail upon the very best authority, and because it ii but a sample of the conduct of the Italiae Government towalds the forty or fiftj houses already suppressed, and of what ii will be towards the twenty other houses the Municipality is asking for leave to take possession of. Let me give you oneother example of the Italian mode of procedure is will come nrarer home, forit touches the rights of British subjects. Sir Augustus Paget writes Oct. 25 1870, to Lord Gran ville as follows :-" I received from [Sig nor Visconti Venosta] the most emphatic assrrace that all property belonging to British subjects would be respected by the Italian Governuient.') We learn from the same Blue Book that Mr. Jervoise obtained an exact list of the property belonging to British subjects in Rome; and among what he calls. Jan, 18, 1871, "the eight British " and Irish ecclesiastical establishments" in Rome, I find the property of the Rev. E. Douglas, Provincial of the Redemptorists at the Villa Caserta. F. Douglas bought this property, consisting of a large wilder ness of a garden and a palazzo, in 1855,and went to live there with his friends. He soon enlarged the house, which now, having a flue staircase, large corridors, spacious rooms, and a central court-yard, presents every convenience which he and his friends require. But the Government thinks that it might suit their purpose also, and I can not deny that F. Douglas has spent so much money in changieg and enlarging the old palazzo, that the place might suit very well for public offices, it public officesM were wanted at such a distance from the centre of Rome. So with this idea before them, the Government Iltrs actually sent an ol. cial inspector, ar deputy of Signor Gadda. to visit the house, take measurements, and report upon what it can be turned into. They have not actually taken possession, nor have they positively given notice that they intend to do so, and I dare say, if they were pressed upon the subject, they would make a declaration as strong as the one which satisfied Sir Augustus Paget and Lord Granville in Oct., 1870. But mean while they have actually expropriated the whole of F. Douglas's garden- up to his door, and that in spite of his protestations, and of bis being a British subject. The garden was between four and five English acres in extent-it served not only for necessary relaxation and exercise, but it furnished the Community with veretables all the year round, with the means of keep ing a cow or two, besides supplying a sale outside. The money he has spent on the garden, and the trees he has planted, of course, are all lost; and the value official ly set upon the property is s-, I ,w, that people are already specual.,t, ..,- ,., ormous profit the municipalir? - out of it. I think it worth i.:... public attention to these facts. r. • .,... larations of the Government seem ut ,..1. just the force and value they intend te,, r, to have, viz, to deceive whomsoever it may be their interest to deceive for tihe moment. Lord Granville and Sir Augus toes Paget appear to have been its victims as well as other people. As the Govern ment has surpressed all theological chairs in the universities, I suppose practical -moral theology, truth, and justice go with the general suppression. At all events the Italian Government appears to be too much for the diplomatists, and I fear it will also become too much, whenever it suits its purpose, for "the eight British and Irish ecclesiastical establishments" for the present existing in Rome. Ii cielo a di broao--there appears to be no chance of any change of affairs in Rome. The Pope is as completely despoiled as Peter was when lucked up between iron bare in Jerusalem. But the Catholics of Rome have been stirred into activity whichl before that time they were miserably defi cient in. There are now .ten lay Societies, which are formed into a Federazione Pia na-the Confederated Societies. These consist of (1) The Society against the read. ing ot bad books and papers : (2) The Cir colo of S. Peter for Italian Youth : (3) 1 Society for the promotion of good works 3 (spread all through Italy) : (4) Society of I Cabholic Interests, comprising most of the nobility : (5) Society of Catholic Ladies, nobility and middle class: (6) The Reduci Of the battles for Religion-Zonaves, sol diers, d&c.: (7) Society for the diffusion of good books: (8) Society for continual prayer among the youth for the Chuorch : (9) So- , cieta artirstica ed operaria di carita recip roes : (10) Society for protection of poor female servants. All of these Societies ex- a il- cept the two first have conme into existence nt since the occupation. The Presidents of all 'i. meet together twice a month in a camera Fed w cratel at S. Giuseppe dei Falegnami and die en cuss anlly matter of public interest in which e they can take cammon action. Tile Presi dr ents consist of men add women, and all us meet together. All of tlhese societies are on closely connected with thle clergy, who be is long to all of them, excepting tine No's 5 and tn 6. They have all a director who is a priest; ty he exercises a right of veto, or a right of re it ference to the Cardinal Vicar in case of dis es pate among the members or in the ceuncils. oe The total numbers of members, in Rome er alone, exceeds 20,000. No. 3 has 9.000 members, men and women; No. 4, 3,000; e No.5:,1,300; No. 6.6.000; No. 7, 4,000; is and No. 8, 6,000. Tine others are smaller i- numbers. Many belong to more than one rt society, and if the same person were count ic ed over again for each Society the number o would probably exceed 40,000. e Taking the Black Veil. d * [The following, written for insertion in our ,t last issue, was unavoidably omitted.] It Sunday last, St. John's Church, after High a Mass, was the scene of one of the most affect e ing ceremonies in the Catholic Church. Miss SElizabeth Grace Egan, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and daughter of Thomas Egan, Esq., d of this city, and of his late consort, Mariann n Bexfield, having passed through the probation s ary period, received the black veil, in token of her utll admission, asa Sister, into the Domin Sioan order. t The exercises opened with a sermon by the Rev. Jeremiah Moynihan, Jr., nephew of the I Canons, Jeremiah Moynihan, of St. John's, and Cornelius Moynihan, of St. Peter's. The text was taken from Solomon's Canticle of Can. ticles: I will rise and go about the city, in the streets and broad ways, I will seek him whom mny soul loveth; I sought him and I found him not. The watchmen who keep the city found me: Have you seen him whom mny soul loveth T W,'hen I hadl a little passed by them I found lhinm wnllo my soul loveth: I held hint and I f will not let him go. I adjure you O daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes and harts of the fields, that you stir t not up nor awake my beloved till she please." t Upon tlhik'beantifnl and apposite text the I young preacher discoursed with an ability and sa8t eloquence which commanded throughout the deepest attention front the assemblage present, composed of Protestants as well as Catholics. He was both impressive and folici tons in explaining and illustrating the faith and the heroism which move to such sacrifices as that Miss Egan was making, in severing the ties of kindred and of friendship, and aban doning the pleasures, the hopes and the ambi tions of the world, for a life of obscurity, hu mility and unseen labors. The ceremonies were performed by Canon J.Teremniah Moynihan, assisted by the Rev. Tlos. J. Smith, of St. Joseph's, the Rev. Father Keninelly, of St. John's, and the Rev. Father lranli,,o. ITi Grace, the Archbishop, being Ijutnl'. I,, ,nlr,.el, Canon Moynihan was de S!,,'r t ,, .- · , ti,, vows of the candidate. llsth culn i, In i:ng the grand and solemn nmusic given n o uc, occasions, Miss Egan, at tended by a n". on a.sch side,, and followed by the bridesmaid, %1:;. I i., ti.,ns -, by Miss Lizzie Arny, crown-bearer, ind by Mips Cary Arny, Louise Keller, Mamie Power and Mary Louise Keenan, as angels, came to the altar from the sanctuary, and kneeling before the Canon, she underwent the prescribed examination, and e her responses being such as met the require ments of the order, her vows were made, and with her attendants, she.retired, to be known thereafter only as Sister Mary Thomas. During the afternoon she gave, in the parlor of the Convent, a reception, which was 'her last intercoorse with the world. Surrounded by affectionate relatives and admiring friends, the thought of parting from them forever seemed to have no place in her mind. She was tl cheerful, even joyous, and those who had wit- ii nessed such a sacrifice for the first time mar veled to see a beautilul and accomplished q young woman, becoming a recluse, moroserene- ' ly happy in being the bride of her Saviour than if she weroeAecerated with the hymental c coeonet of orange flower.. ti ti IIHUsaND's CALWINED MGarerAms is free from b unpleasant taste, sad is three times the strength of the common caleined magnesie The World's Fair Medal and Fear Srst Premium Medals have been awarded I It us being the beet in te market. For sale by the druggists and cenatry storekeepers, as and by B. J. farit Co., New Orleans. ah 3m C c TRLERAPIIU O SUMMARY. ENGLAND.-By far theacost important event b in the week's news from Europe, is that of i" the overthrow of the Gladstone Ministry 11 on the question of the Irish Uuiversty Ed re ucation Act, the provisions of which will 1. be found n out Foreign mail news. Forty d iitenbers took part in the debate, whic , aery protracted and exciting, the galleries being crowded with visitors, ;among whom, was the Prince of Wales. Near midnight the deblate was concluded, and a i. vote taken, resulting as follows : For the o bill 284, against it 287. When the result was o announced the excitement became intense, the opponents of the meoanre indulging in tumul tuous cheers. Gladstone arose and said: "The r vote just given is certainly of a grave charac tare; as the Iouse never wishes to continue its deliberations when the existene of the gov ernment is in doubt. I move an adjournment r until Thnrday." The whip on the occasion was the severest ever known in the House of Commons. One Conservative member wasee brought froi Paris by special steamer anud railroad train, and a liberal whip was report r ed to have besieged Sir Robert Peel, almost upon his knees, to go to the House, but fruit leasly. Not a single Conservative voted for the bill, and forty-six Liberals, of whoa, thir ty-rsix wererishmea, voted against it. Fifteen Irish membersla vted for it--saac Butt was absent. The Catholics were unanimous against the bill, the Irish Bishops having advised op position, sad Cardinal Cllen'a pastoral hay Ing denounced it. On Thursday Mr. Gladstone announced the resignation of the Ministry. Disraeli has been asked by the Queen to form a Ministry, but before accepting desires time to consult his colleagues, who are absent. His party are in a minority of ninety, and if he takes office, Parliament will have to be dis solved and a new election ordered. Mr. Glad stone on rising in the House of Commons to announce the resignation of the government, was received with load and prolonged cheer ing. When he had informed the House of the resignation and its acceptance by the Queen, he moved that the sitting be adjourned till Monday, adding that when that day arrived, should the public interests require it, he would ask for a further adjournment. The an nounnement was received in perfect silence. Mr. Gilpin gave notice that on the resumption of the sitting, he would move the following: that the vote of Wednesday last on the Irish t University bill' was not and is not intended to be a declaration or expressuon of want of con fidence in the Government and that the House 1 takes the earliest opportunity of expressing o its confidence in the general policy of her Msjesty's Ministers. Mr. Oilpit's inoti nu was received with cheers, and the Hlotms the,, adjounrned until Monday. I FRANC.n-At last there seenits to be some guarantee of peace, at least till the Germaus I evacuate the country, the constitulional prq-i ject reported by the Committee of Thirty and approved by Thiers, having been adopted by the Assembly oin the 13th, by a vote of rIl to I 231. On the 7th, a terrible explosiuu occurred in the cartridge factory of Fort Valerian, killing I fifteen and wcounding over a hundred persons. GEItMANY.-The Imperial Parlianment con vened on the 12th and was opened by the Em peror. Ir his speech he sa;d that negotia tions now io progress would result in the en- a tire evacuation of France by the German troops at an earlier day than had heretofore t been expected. Ii the Prussian Diet on the 10thb, Bsmuarck madea powerful speech in sap. port of the new bills against the Catholic clergy. ITALY.-On the 8th, His Holiness replying to an adldress presented to him said: "Kecom- r ciliation with the Italian Government was im- t possible. God would punish the invaders of his doninions. As Catholics were ever un shakable in their faith, he had the ntmost con- 0 fidence in the ultimate triumphof the church." s The 10th being the Anniversary of Mazzlni's death, a deputation of Democrats attempted to visit his tomb, but were prevented by the po lice and troops, a riot being imminent for some n time. SPAIt.-The Assembly has agreed to the Government bill providing for the convocation a of a Constituent Cortes and fixing the date for it ,Ii.e-i,,n of members thereto. This measunre C -,"n , nrtir- after a very excitlng debate and it . .. r,,.-:t pressure from outside, the citizens '.. ronnd the Assembly Hall in large r so,,l,era. The Carlist forces continue in tfi field ant! ~re gaining strength. On the 7ts they del;,,-ld the government troops in the North,, intlr ',ig f loss ofa hundred men. a UNITEID TATEs. a WVSit-NuLTON.-The Senate hiu continued] Its f session through the week, being oecunied with s the Cldwnell and Spencer cases and inkoonurm. ing nominations. -0 Spencer, elected by the Alabama rump Radi- w cal caucus which itself acknowledged, subse b quently, that it was so Legislature. being fa vorable to the adminisrration, was seated.- The Calfwell case is nut settled yet. He booght it out the whole of his State Legislature. This case excites mauch interest among politicians, as there is no precodeit to it, but j~idgiog fromi the present tendency of political morale will s bequitecommon in future. Tile Louisiaua. senatorship case, has been shelved as requiring more attention than can now be given it it I 15 is dead until the next Congress meets in De esember. T ngeee" bold a Convention on the 10th ek and adopted resolutions denouncingslavery in d, Cubas, and asking the government to recog. o nise the Cabana as belligerents. Banks made himself conspicuous on this ocoasion. Nsw YontC.-The master carpenters and ,t builders of New York city and Brooklyn state of that they will not socede to the unlust do. ry mands of societies this spring, and many capi d-talits who intended investing in building pro III jecte are already investing their money in oth tv er investmenti. The Assembly has passed Sresolutions, and appointed a committee to in. lie vestigate the affairs of the Great Erie Road, Ig which are said to be in a terrible condition. ar Grand preparations are being made for the a celebration of St. Patrick's day on a scale he more magniflcent than heretofore. It is re is ported that the members of Congress from New ie York, will distribute theirextra compensation II- among the charitable societies. The Bar As in soeiation has adonptedl a resolution recommend. c- ing to the Constitutional Committee the ques ts tion of jury trials, and suggesting that civil r- and criminal cases on the question of insanity I5 be tried by not less than five skilled persons, n and that thejory trial might be waived in all ºf but capital cases, by consent, and that in all Soasesm, except where the death penalty is in d volved, majority of the jury concurring shall t. be sufmleent. t Tri INDIAN WAR.--The Peace Commissioners have given the Modocs up to the foil control r of the military. It is stated that the soldiers are already in the lava beds. The Indians n have great quantities of ice stored, and an a abundance of meat and roots. The United S'ates officers have complete marps of the lava beds. SNEW PUBLICATIONS. SSermo,ns on Ecclesiastical Subjects, Vol. 2. By a Archbishop Manning. Cactholi Publication a Society, No. 9. Warren street, New York. A series of eleven distinct sermons relating to the conflict of Ilia Holiness, Pope Pins IX., with the anti-christian and anti-social revoln. tion, delivered by the eminent Archbishop of WVestminster, at intervals during the course of some six years. Archbishop Manning's fame as a prelate, as a writer, as an orator, and as a Catholic who has been signally successful in disabusing the English Protestant mind of many of its most obstinate prejudices, is so well known to the world, that the knowledge that he is their author is a sufficient guaranty of the excellence of these sermons. The cen tral ann of a most brilliant galaxy of piety, learning and talent, he has done more than any other living Englishman, to shed the clear light of truth upon questions which his coon trymen have heretofore viewed only partially, or through distorting media, and such has been the success of his efforts that to-day, Ca tholics have strong reapon to hope that cre the close of the nineteenth century, the English people will have virtually abandoned the winding paths of error into which HeInry the Eighth and his gentle daughter led them, and returned to the well defined road which their forefathers so happily followed. The conser vative minds of England are beginning to re alise and acknowledge the serious fact that their social and political organizations, are shadowed by the gloom of an impending con fliet, a wide sweeping tornado of violenee and wild frenzy without a counterpart in the his tory of that country, and they are likewise I reluctantly beginning to acknowledge that the Catholic Church alone, by her precepts and 1 the example of her children, offers any en couraging means of averting the coming storm. They see with disappolntment and sorrow, the itter inability of their Establish ed Church or of any other of England's nu- t merous sects, to cope with those kindred sunb jects of public agitation, Liberalism. Socialism and Communism, and by degrees they are corn ing to confess that after all, the Catholic Church is wiser than man in prescribing lim- a its to his theorizing. That if England Is pre served from this threatening eatastrophb, it I will be due to the Church we cannot doubt, and we are confident that, if not preve a saeoidal policy, the efforts of such men as Arebbishop Manning and his coadjutors will at least effect a mitigation of some of the most formidable evils. As we have already seld, the knowledge of its authorship is conclusive r evidence of the quality of this work, to which we will add oar mite of individual testimony, by the coufident assertion that it is in every a way worthy the exalted reputation of its au- ti thor. An in valuable remedy for emigrants and peC- i some traveling or tsmpsrca-ly visiting mSiasrias dig tlcts. is be tased is Simmons' Liver saulater. If takres scesoeeasly it will prevent Chills, fvers. ad isurlous effects from chasse ofst water. ri AN EaTABLIrsua RaxmDY.-.Brown's Bron ehial Troches are widely known as es retablshed rens d= for Coobs, Ceids. rosethis, earerss, sad sther trubl e f the Thro at sd Lsh. - -i I. The Defeat of the rish University Bill. d on We enesday th eable telegrams in formed as of the failure of the Gladstone ministry to secure the Pssageef its cheme for the foundation of a new Irish Univers d ity. The asthqrs of the measure undoubt a- edly designed it to be accepted by the Irish Catholics as a concession "on the part a of Government, and regarding it with refer ence to the policy hitherto pursued by ~ Parliament in its treatment of the Iriseh education question, the defeated Bill cer Stainly may be so characterized. Since the year 1793, when Catholics, under many re strictions, were first permitted to seek de grees at Trinity College, until the present day, the subject of Irish Eduaestion has ever been a source ofdisqulet to Parliament. This admission of Catholioeao Trinity College, however, was so hampered and restrained I in its effects by features unjust and essen tially objectionable, that In 1845 Sir Robert Peel's administration found it necessary to make an advance movement toward afford ing Catholics access to educational facili ties in Ireland. This movement resulted in the "Academical Institutions' Bill" esta blishing and endowing the Queen's Col leges. The peouliar feature of these Insti tutions, which Peel fondly supposed would render them less repugnant to Catholics, was the professed exclusion of all religious tests, and the exaction from each professor of a solemn d4claration that he would avoid all statements derogatory to revealed roll gionu or calculated to give offense to the convictions of students of any creed. This effort, so far from quieting the Cath olic mind with the argument that if they could not be allowed to enjoy a system of edoeation taught according to their relig ions faith, they might at.least follow one which professed none. was very soon dis covered to be as objectionable to Catholics and as unanimously repudiated by them as any half-way measure on any subject that Parliament ever proferred to the Irish peo ple. Mr.Gladstone's experience as a member of the Cabinet which framed. Sir Robt. Peel's Bill, and the result of his subsequent observations in political life, have done much to inspire him with an adequate appreciation of the hardship imposed up on the Irish Catholio by the narrow and an justeducational system prescribed by Par liament, and though the late proposed Bill probably-owest deoarto the opposition which it met from the Cathelic element ia Parliament, still we are not unwilling to ascribe to its framers and champions, the very best intentions. In an extract from the London Tablet which we give to-day the chief points of interest in this new bill will be seen. Its defeat through the instrumentality of the Catholics themselves, when taken in connection with the wisdom and foresight which to-dm characterizse all movements of Catholloism in Great Britain, argues a de gree of strength, and a conadence. in its ability to ultimately obtain a fall and som. ploet acquiesaeece In Its just demands fn Ireland, with which we were not prepared to ereditit. That sueb a result may be postponed to no distant day Is the fervent wish, not only of Catholic Irishmen, bat of every man whose heart throbs responsive to the efforts of a noble people to obtain rights unjustly denied them. Tan Inrsn nx Hoosrox, Tzx.,-Thelrishmen of Houston have formed a Benevolent Associa tion which will have foer its objects: First-The amelioration and the advance ment of she eadition of the Irish rsee, and their deseedantse, in the State of Te xas Second-The encouragementof Immigration to this Sta. and assisting asu far as poIlble and necessary, sech immigrants upon their ar rival. SIhnrd-The creation of a feeling of harmony and love among the Irish race in Texas. Major M. Looscao is president and Mayor Scanlon one of the members of the Association which L. in Bofursahing caf'l:n.