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rPUMa3 D EV= RY strDAY XofNING REV. A. J. RYAN, EDITOR-II-CHIEF SEW OLEA 'S. SUNDAY. APRIL 97. 1877. GUtr CLUV BAM PoS WAPWRS sLET ST MAI. TO ONE ADDRESS One (e Cs ear (.------------- 3 00 11on C.e >- .. ..--- " 2-- 50 . n.. ..-------....... 40 00 Ce opies ------- * * 'wtJofuy Cois"............0 00 No orders will receive atteition unless so eampeatied by the cash. Agents abr the las. LO isuaA. B. LAxArx, Franklin. TLs. DOUGOAN, Baton Rosge. TIXAL suns J. E. GAL.A1,HER. 232 'ostofllce at., Galveston. J... LaritDECIER, Laredo. esonou. 650SG1k. J. J. O'Coeas.LL, Savannab. OsGons NsasoN, Macon, tia. uiiasiLurr. MARTIN BoRz, Natches. E. F. OwIss, Vicksborg. CALIgAR OF UNR W=E. Sshe p r ass Aprl Pu ouSn. las f the Cress. Cohfeessr. Satuday ....May 3-Flading of the Rely Cross. To avoid unnecesary delay, all letters commuhnications and poet-offce orders should be addressed "Editor Morning Star." CATaoLIC ToTAL AssTINIINC AssoclAl-Ox. A special meeting of this Association will be held this, (Sunday) evening'at 7 o'clock, at the Hall, 124 Carondelet at. 0000--~C- - BSoazxI RIquIsM MAss Ion THa LATs Jon FARRELL-There will be a solemn High Mass sung in St. Theresa's church, for the repose of the soul of John Farrell, Esq., Friday next, the2d of May, at 8 o'clock A. a. His friends and those of his family, are invited to attend. A musical entertainment and an exhibition of paintings will take place in St. Michael' Schoolhouse, opposite Annunciation Square at 7) o'clock this evening. For refined and in telligent people no more attractive entertain-, ment could be given, and the Rev. Father Tobin, pastor, way be assunred of sa fine at tendance. Boeriry OF 8S. VIRCENT DR PAIU..-The members of thissoolety will receive Holy Com munion in a body at St. Peter's Church, 3rd bistrict, to-day at 7 o'clock Mass. The gone ral meeting of the Society will be held this evening at 5 o'clock in the Star IIHall, 124 Carondelet street. The Rev,. clergy are cordially invited to attend this meeting. We return thanks to the Rev. President of St. IMary-Jefferson College for a kind invita tion to attend a literary and dramatic exhibi tion at that college on the 4th of May. No pleasanter trip can be imagined than that of ---- ixtyfive-iles by rail or water to the parish of St. James, where the college is situated, and we doubt not that many of our citizens who have boys at this institution, will avail themselves of the present opportunity to visit them. Nzws Fnoz ALGIErns.-Next Sunday, May 4th at ten o'clock, the new church will be bleat and dedicated by Bishop Elder of Nat chez, who will also preach. Mi0s Cannon with her excellent choir will sing tho Mass. The Fair which closed last week was a splendid success, the gross receipts being $10, 379 81; the net profits $9,699 85. We regret that we received the full financial statement too late for jinsertion in this inasne. In connec tion with this Fair, we call attention to the cards of thanks published in our advertising columns. CONIRMAIION IN MonILE, ALA.-On Sunday, the 20th of April, Right Rev. Bishop Quinlan, administered the sacrament of confirmation in the following churches, vis: In the Cathe dral at the first Mas, l A. a., to fifty-two per sons, one of whom was a convert. In St. Via cent's church at the last Mass 10i A. M., to six. ty-five perse s, fouear of whom were converts. In St. Joseph's church in the evening, at ves pers 5 P. a.., to sixty-three personas, eight of whom were converts. And on Monday even ing, April 21st, at the Convent of the Visits tion, to twelve pe4.ens, four of whom were , converts. A new Society has been organised in the < ThirgDistrict, under the name of "St. Vin cent's Blenevolent Association." Its object is satnual benevolence-taking care of the sicLk, burying the dead and assisting the widows and orphans of deoeased members. The ofll oers of the Asasociation are: Chaa. Murray, President; Alfred Bourges, let Vice President; Alex Caughey, 2d Vioe President; HI. M. Small, Recordiag Secretary; Jules Delusain, Fiaasial Secretary; Carl Alives, Treaeurer. A speeial meeting will be held this evening 1 at 7 o'elock, in the Iohoolhouse attached to St. t Vincent de Psal's church, Daupyine near Clon et street. Ifuring the irst six montbs, mem bership fee is one dollar. We clip the following Diocesan items i from the Propagator. GONRMot ATIOx.-On Monday April 21st the e Most Rev. Archbishop confrmed one hundred and forty-one reons in the Choreh of St. S Mary, Bayou £afourc he, and on Thursday, h fort7 yonog ladies at the Convent of St Jo-h ophs, (Galves street. h RrazIouvsPRoYEsssow.-On Thursday morn. Tl ing at the Ursoline Convent, Miss Adele La- p barthe (in religion Sr. St. Stanislans) and Miss Julia Fiquet (in religion Sr. 85 Martha) made their fool vows and received the black h veil at the hands of the Archbishop. T Tues ArIcVERssusRY OP TILE AIRCHIluOPSou b Co~ssc'rsTI.N.-This annivorsary recurs on Thu'rlardiy uext, the first of May; oni which oc- be coalon the Most Rev. Atchbisiop himsolf will 11 celebrate pontitfcally at the Cathedral. Mass will bugiln at 1 oclock, and the clergy and " faithful are invited to he present and pray for 05 the welfare of their QhlefPastor. B The Presbyterian. Our readers will und elsewherean article from the Presbyterian, ostensibly on the subject of Infallibility. It has nothing to do with it, and therefore we do not reply. The Presbyterian is anxious, it seems, to get up a discussion upon the "cruel laws against the Jews, the laws of anathema and exoommunicattions, of Papal instractions to laquisitors," and further on, upon the "Taza dlostolicw Penitentiaeia," etc. As we have said before, we have no ob jection to discuss any of the dogmas oracts of the Catholic Church, but one discussion is enongh at a time. Let us confine our selves for the present to the dogma of In fallibillity. The discussion of certain laws issued by the Popes, whether cruel or not, has nothing to do with that question, unless those laws contain something proposed to be believed b3 the while Chureh as of Faith, and even then, only in so far as they embody that teaching. As regards their alleged cruelty, injustice, impolicy, etc., all that is matter for a subsequent ex amination. We do not intend, however, to be drawn from the present issue into any such ques tions. Let the Presubyterian either meet the views which we have presented on the subject already before us, or acknowledge that it cannot do so, and we will go Into somethipg else. The mere cavalier dis missal of them on the plea that they are Father Weniiigereh rhapsodies will not do. If they are rhapsodies, show it. If so, they are not only Father Weninger's but those of every other theologian. They consist,, to a great extent of quotatiocs which are not only given by all theologians, but can easily be verified by reference to original authors. We cannot let the whole argument drop, on the pretext of its being anybod3's rhap sody. We have before explained this carefully to the Presbyterian, and it is merely through courtesy that we publish its article to-day. We do not reply to that article, and shall consider any more such displays as a very dieingenuous mode of admitting that the discussion is over. We shall certainly not publish them in connec tion with the question of Infallibiity. Purgatory on the Brain. Uncle Solomon is positively after Pur gatory again. He wants to know now, what abunt the goats and sheep at the day of judgmcnt. "Which," he asks, "wlll,go to Purgatory I" We quote his own words: As there will he but two classes-sheep and oates-do tell me which will go to purgatory. Jot the goats, they will go to hell-if the sheep, what will become of the oldest sheep of all? I see you square around, lay your--ears back, and take an attitude of expectant atten tion. Are you so unacquainted with natural bistory, as not to know that "Uncle Billy" sever butts eoch an animal as Balaam rode. V. a. This is intended for a poser. This is, ndeed, the "butt" from Uncle Billy for which we paused. We can see in imagina ;ion the venerable beard of that elderly eader of his flock twiching with triwjph tnt tremors, after the delivery of that blow Now, Solomon of Texas, did it never oc ur to yeou that Purgatory is only coinci Lent with time, and that when tihe world nds, Purgatory will end too Or did you eally not know this feature in the doc rino of Purgatory And if you did not now it, how do you excuse yourself for he ignorance I In other words, Solomon, - rhy do you undertake to discuss a dogma rithout knowing what it is t And in till other words, is it not a shame for a san who has a soul at stakp, and who laims to be a Christian, and who even ttempts to guide the souls of others brough the columns of a religious paper Sit not a shame for him to be so utterly gaorant of doctrines against which he "'pro-l este" and which he denounces so conf8 entlyf Now, this was about what Balsam-that rest leader among the goats-was doing a the occasion alladed to by you. He ras belaboring the patient animal for pro eedings which he himself did not under tand. Yet, even the ass saw what the 'ickedness of the unfaithful Prophet 'onld not permit him to perceive, an an el of light and truth. "Uncle Billy" referh to certain facts is 1 atural history with which we do not pre- 1 mnd to the same personal familiarity as sat which he enjoys. We were not aware f the asuiine immunity which he concedes, at we dare not contend on this point with se great Solomon of goats. I Tea Brzs, PcauxsHeD mY Porris & Co., 1 RHIADELADKrA.-This edition of the Bible bears I its front a list of names of Catholic Bisheps, ~ ho are said to have approved or recommend- d I it. The Bishop of Natchez authorizes us to a ,y that his name was put there without his t sowledge. lie inquired of the publishers r mw it happened, and they answered that they t id bought the plates with the list of names omn a Catholic publisher here (in Philadel. a us), named Smith. But he never authorised t nith nor any one else to affix his name. He ii ao written to the publislhera to withdraw it. lis need not hinder the edition from being d 'ught and trusted, if the other approbations genuine, especially that of the Bishop of a Diocese in which it is published. In the a me list appears the name of Bishop Lan-* iter, of Covington. There never was sash a 5 shop is th, Ualat States. ha Educating by the Press. de The Picayune In one of its Issunes of last he week favored its readers with an extract to from a lecture of Prof. Agassi , on rad ly. ical differences between white people is, and negroes. This morcean i. intro rwe duced by one or two lines of editoral pre ad face of a non-committal kind, and leaves as the reader in doubt as to the status of the be Picayune itself on the question discussed. Now the learned Professor in this article b- takes a view totally different from that ta presented in the Bible, as to the origin of mn the human race. He has analyzed colored r- people and white people too, (after their a death we suppose) and finds the bones and rs the blood to be organically different in each t, race. He says: as I have pointed out over a hundred specific differences between the bonaland nervous 3ys tems of the white man and the negro. Indeed, ih their frames are alike in no particular. There Sis no bone in the negap's body which is rela tively of the same shape, size, articulation, or is chemically of the samne composition as that of the white mani. Tihe negro's bones contain a ' far greater p pportion of calcarens salts than - those of the white man. Even the negro's blood is chemically a very different fluid from that which courses in the veins of the white man. n The whole physical organization of the negro a- differs quite as much from the white man's as Bt it does from that of the chimpanzee-that is, in his bones, muscles, nerves and fibres, the te chimpanzee has not much further to progress to become a white man. This fact science in e exorably demonstrates. 1o Climate has no more to do with the differ a- ence between the white man and the negro than it has between the negro and the chim re panzee, or it has between the horse and the ass, 5. or the eagle and the owl. Each isa distinct and separate creation. The negro and the white y men were created as specifically different as he the owl andthe eagle. They were designed to fill different places in the system of nature. SThe negro is so more a negro by accident or b misfortune than the owl is the kind of bird he Is by accident or misfortune. The negro is no ' more the white man's brother than the owl 0 is the sister of the eagle, or the ass the broth er of the horse. tProf. Agassiz has then found out chemi cally that the account given by Mosees is a a fable, and that colored people are not de s scended from Adam and Eve, and of course h not tainted with the original sin which af ,t fects all white people, supposing that there hb was such a couple as Adam and Eve. ,f We do not propose at this time to dis e cuss the position assumed by the great Professor. We merely call attention to the carelcessness of the Press in printing such stuff. If negroes are of a different original race from whites, then all the funda mental doetrines of Christianity are wrong and tli aid 'restament is a false witness. , We have no idea that the Picayune intends e to give any such system of philosophy a i, direct indorsement. What we complain of Sis that it should give it the benefit of a doubt implied by silence, or that it should I give publication to such prefanities at all. Many young persons read the Picayune. I f Unfortunately some of these have not been I( r trained-with such surroundings as to give i Sthem the strongest kind of belief in the t Bible. They read such extracts as the one s alluded to; they find them credited to men e called Professors, men enjoying a world- I wide reputation for learning; they find a them published without condemnation by f papers calling themselves family journals, I papers which undertake to give tone to I morals, and naturally they think that, after C all,'there may be some doubt, or perhaps l that there must be a great deal of doubt, e about the account given in Genesis. P Now this is a part of what we call edu- e cation. The newspaper educates as well l1 as the history-book or the geography. In- p formation, whether false or true, is impart- h ed, and it is just as much education as o though acquired within the walls of a h schoolhousnee. hi The point we are coming to is this. If I such a staid, sober old journal as the Pic- d ayunc-so staunchly virtuous-presents to c its youthful readers such atrocities as the a above-with a quasi-endorsement might P not a non-religious teacher very probably I0 do the same thing Hlow many of the al men and women employed in public S schools throughout the United States, g would stop, on the reading of such a pas- a sage, to ware their young pupils against it its poison I No doubt, there are, by acci- P dent, a number of teachers who would do d It, but what guaranty of such a disposition U on their part does the system give I P Yet parents have an undoubted right to fr see that their children do not have accese re to newspapers that may contaminate thaemu Is by such doctrines. They have noquee- d tioned control over the reading material a given to them out of school, why not over 1 that which must come before them In n school - re Education on points like those involved w in Mr. Agassiz' lectare, is more important N than that i the sciences of arithmetic and ac grammar. It is admitted that the parent 51 may control such education so far as con- si veyed by public journals, but this right is fr denied to him so far as concern public al schools. He may choose his paper but not ol his teacher. Hie may say " My son shall or read only those journals in which I know re that false doetrine will be reproved and so condemned," but he may not say " My son at shall go to those schools only where I know fo that false theories will be treated with the ty indignation which they merit." he Yes, he may say so, but he must pay a oc double tax for the privilege. He must pay co the public butcher for meats which he can- su not take home because they are unwhole- th some, and then he must pay somebody else wi a second price for such as he can use, ualees as lie is willing to starve, it The Heroes of ousr War. at We copy to-day Trom the SBothern Maya-g Ct tise an article entitled "Gleanings from d. Gen. Sherman'a Dispatches" which is both Is entertaining ansod suggestive. It suggests, o- for instance, comparisons between the e- characters of such men as Lee and Jackson sa on one aide and Sherman and Halleck on the ,e other. There we see, over Sherman's own d. signature, a sketch of grand and glerious Ies war against women, children and chickens, at as carried on by himself. He wars bril of liantly against property. His tactics are d characterized by that simplicity always ir eminently displayed by great minds and is Id embodied in a single word-elovastation. h Fire! fire! fire! His sentences breath nothing but fire-except plunder. But let Ic us not mistake. It is not the fire ofmusk Setry. It is the fire of incendiarism. re Devastation ! That was the mission of a Sherman, and troly he was an Apostolic t Missionary, never forgetting that his bap a tism was fire. Barns were to be burned, a factories were to be buroed, court-houses it were to be borned, villages were to be o burned, and cities were to be burned. a This land was to be laid desolate. This was Sherman's idea of war. Private prop a erty was not, in his opinion, to be distin g' gished from public, nor women and chil dren from soldiers. - SWe are not taking issue with Gen. SSherman on this point. The present age d is a very progressive one, and it may have progressed to the Sherman point. We turn o up our noses now-a-days at a good deal of old fogyism that usneed to pass current, and Sthe ancient distinctions between private and public property in war, may have been exploded while we were napping. There is but little wisdom in warring against fate. The great secret in all this a is-climate. The North American climate is what may be called scalpy, and the nat e ural tendency of American civilization is - towards scalp-taking. European civiliza e tion and war systems may, of course, be im ported here and even take root, but they must be modified as they grow, until they 't become national. This propensity, so Splainly indicated In Sherman's Goorgia and SSouth Carolina civilization, Is fully and t distinctly adopted in the little Modoc epi sode. There they not only kill wounded I Indians whom they capture, but they take their scalps. It would be difficult to imagine Lee and L Jackson In any such role, but then they were not the "Heroes of our wart" The Galaxry for May containe dig article from the pen of Mr. Gideon Welles, Secre i tary of the Navy under Mr. Lincoln, where in that aged person discourses on the cap ture and release of Mason and Slidell in a manner so illogical and inconsequential, so suggestive of senility and so unflatter ing to the reputation of this country that as Americans, we are urged to protest against farther lucubrations from such a source. s His intimate official relations with those who ruled the destines of the Federal c Government during the war, cannot fail tb I lend much weight to his comments on the 'I events of that time, and it is therefore suenr- V prising that a periodical professedly and c essentially American, should so blindly ° lend its pages to this old man for the pur- o pose of stultifying himself and exposing t his country to the ridicule and contempt r of the world. Viewed in any light, the n history of that proceeding was sufficiently t humiliating to the pride of Americans. f, The thin cloak with which Mr. Seward's a diplomacy sought to disguise the true a character of the unseemly facts of the case I a was by no means adequate for that per- el pose, but it has remained for this garrulous " old gentlemen to deprivoAmericans of the ti slight cause of self gratmation which Mr. t Seward afforded them, and to picture their tl government in the inglorious character of a cowardly bully, whose readiness to offer insult was only surpassed by his humble o promptness in complying with a stern demand for an apology. The right of the is United States to wrest from a neutral ship D plying between neutral ports, ambassadors w fromn a belligerent to a neutral power, is n seebly referred to by Mr. Welles, and if his ' language and ideas are too opaque to eluci- ni date that question, they nevertheless furnish atacit excuse for this failu by evincing that Mr. Welles is perhaps a little more ig- I norant than the majority of the Galaxy's readers of that branch of international law qi which treats of the Rights and Duties of tl Neutrals. To this, however, we do not feel " called on to object, and only regret in the a" abstract that for want of careful supervi- t sion the sad Imbecillity and childishness so " frequdhtly Induced by accumulated years, t, sbould be thus exemplified in the persen of Mr. Welles. Had he but adhered to his hi own vague notions of law and right and ) refrained from recording facts, his eacoelthe, ut ecribendi, if it accomplished no good, would ct at leset have effected no harm; but alas for our dignity and glory! Like his proto- m type, another "Aocient Mariner," he cc helds us with his glittering eye, the fit is be on him, and the tale must be told and heard, a come what may. Ho tells us in language sufficiently coherent to be intelligible, that t the government shared In the exultation at with wljch the capture of Messrs. Mason of and Slidell inspired the people of the North; an It not onl7 secretly approved of Cap(ili isa Wilkes' sonduot in the matter, but the lat ter was honored with a oongratulatory letter from no less personage than Mr. Welles himself, Secretary of tihe Navy, in which he informed Capt. Wilkes that his conduet had the emphatic approval of the Depart ment. It is not necessary to dwell upon the sky-reading pluadite of the people and the unanimous vote of thanks, whereby the the lower boase of Congress testified its approbation of Capt. Wilkes' course. Mr. Welles does not seem to regard them as of any weight in committing the government to support Captain Wilkes' act, and we will not join issue with him on the subject. The course of the Executive Department, however, is mortifyingly convincing; Mp, Welles says; "The President did not deem it expedient to allude to this subject in his message, not having received word from England, but he personally expressed his cordial approval of my letter and report etc." If the authorities of this country had thought the arrest of the ambassadors unjustifiable, they could not have required the assistance of England's testimony to enable them to act properly on such opin ion; had they on the other hand thought it justifiable, they should not have so far forgotten their country's dignity and honor as to let England's commands decide their course of action. Fortunately for the peace of mind of those perplexed Federal rulers, they received word from England at the earliest possible day, in the shape of troops, arms and ammunition ordered to Canada, a reinforcement of the British North Am erican and West indian squadrons, a royal proclamation prohibiting the dis posal of arms and shipment of saltpetre, and a peremptory demand on the United States Government for the immediate and unconditional delivery of the imprisoned ambassadors; and in view of the logical cogency of the these English arguments, it was deemed expedient that Mess. Mason and Slidell shoud be released. That pub lic approbation of the daring Wilkes which the President was to give as soon as he had received word from England, failed to find voice, and Wilkes though right, was norewarded, not because his own Govern ment disapproved of his conduct, but be cause England was so obtuse as to express disapprobation. This is what Mr. Welles' article Innocent ly developes. He evidently intended to vin dicate something and has certainly shown that in this instance, England was true to her history and traditions, and was ready to go to any extreme to resent an insult to her flag, and redress a wrong to herdignity. 'Tis sad to think the United States does not Agure so creditably, and 'tis not less sad that the pen that so depicts her is of a character that ought to preclude all doubt of its statements. St. Joseph's Fair. The annual Fair for the magnificent new I church in process of erection on Common I street, commenced Saturday evening 19th inst. t under the most favorable auspices, and every t night since the Hall, corner Common and Der bigny streets, has been well filled with visitors 1 To enable us to give our city readers, all of I whom will surely visit the Fair during the coming week, some idea of the preparations a made for their reception, we dropped in there i one evening, and working our way through a the crowds of beautiful girls and gay young men, made a survey of the tables. The expe- h rience acquired at previous Fairs, bascertainly a much availed the ladies in the decoration of p their tables and the selection of fancy articles, c for tasty as the former ever was sad appropri- a ate as the latter have always proved, we must e acknowledge that on this occasion the man aging spirits have far excelled their previous ,fforte. We cannot undertake to give even a I mention of all the pretty things we saw, of all I the delicious beverages served at the several a tables, of the delicate eatables to be had in b he restaurant; all them are ala matter of e ourse at an entertainment in St. Joseph's, but 8 er will mention, in brief, the principal articles a it the several tables which attract more than n irdinary attention. cl To the right of the entrance, the first table 1 a St. Joseph's No. 1, where Misses Quinn, ii 3offy and Wiggins, are contesting for a gold a watch, and the boys belong to the Confrater- v City of St. Joseph, are trying to win a beanti- in ml silk banner, their competitors being the oth ir school boys who do not belong to the Con- " raternity. The banner was made by the fi- al era of the Good Shepherd. Ic Next is the "Old Hickory" probably so pl named becarde of the hardness of the crowd 1 here assembled, and the fact that the Ii- an inor there sold will lay one out quicker t1 han-well, than a hickory club. The u 'Queen of the South n is causing the son- 51 atlien here, as Miss Mary Ford, daughter of ri he redoubtable John Ford, Is contesting for it @1 with Miss Lizzie McQuade, daughter of Mr. vi rames McQuade, whose extensive acqualin- he anue and large family connections inasre a 1T ood support to Mias Lizzie. A splendid gold- Ib meaded case is also for contest between Messrs M 1illy Ryan and Chas. Geheebe. For fifty re oents any one can secure the Weed sewing ma- to bin. on exhibition at this table. al St. Joseph's No. 2, offers a beautiful Fire- ti nan's badge to the member of No. 14, who 81 ontrols the most votes, and a complete base Ir all set to one of two clubs, the Haymakers te nd Baltics. pc St. Patrick's is a refreshment and fancy th able, offering many pretty objects for sale of ad rafile. th The Temperance table, at the extreme end Ili f the Hall, has all the temperanes drinks, til ad is well patronised not only by the teetet*- me ir, bat by the etre who, after mU, bar. so- at it- easionally to fall back on pomethblng lder ;er than forty proof-llghtning-whlskey. Among it as other decorations are a splendid likenes of h FPather Burke, and the banner of the Total at Abstinence Association. A Howe maehise rtis for ras8 at afty cents a chance. o Turning to the left and moving back to. a wards the entrance, we first meet with the bad Children of Mary, who have their table ele. e gantly set eff with pictures, among others, a ta representation of the Grotto of Lourdes, Pies [r. 11 and the Madonna, all of which are being of eontest for by these devoted " children"_ at Misse seelia Coll and Teresa Feelsy, are ill contesting here for a watch, and Dr. Lewis et. and Mr. Weatcott of the Southern Express it, Co., for a morning-wrapper. A first-class Westerfield's upright plane, Sworth many hundreds of dollars, purchased of SBlackmar, is for contest between Misses in O'Brien, Coleman, Stewart, Cahill and Kath man and Mrs. Williams, at the Hibernian ta ble. There are also other contests for watches 'rt and one for the "Hibernion Queen," a beanti. ry ful doll presented by Mrs. Logan. rs At the Shamrock, Fathers Leyden and Bee. sd cher contest for a cassock; Misses Hannah to Hart and Lottie Heyrohrt, for a doll; Miss M. m E. Monroe and M. A. Cavanagh, for gold ht bracelets, and the Morgan and Hope clubs for ar a complete base ball set, consisting of a deem Salls and bate, fool flags, etc. A fine side. r board, useful and ornamental i any house, is on exhibition and for raflehere at fifty cents Sa chance. $, Last in the order which we have taken, but ine probably first in the appreciation of many s, persons, is the "Morning Star" which is the s, first table to the left as you enter the Hall. . Here all who have followed the route we have a laid down, are expectedtoempty their pockets Sbefore leaving, and if one finds himself minus Severything before he gets there, why little d Mac willsupply himtillthe next morning at d banking time, provided that collaterals in the shape of watches, hate, etc., are left as sesurl ty. The beautiful chapel made by Brother il Nicholas of St. Joseph's is to be contested for 5, by the ladies, anyone having the privilege of a entering. Mrs. Aiken, and Misses McCaffrey , and Treanor, are contesting for a Florence mea. h chine; and a mantle set, at fifty sents a chbance, is to be raffled. For the benefit of the boys, Swe mention the fact that the largest, and most elaborate star kite we have ever seen, is a on exhibition at this table. As yet no plan for disposing of it has been adepted, so we advise the boys to call at the table and offer some suggestions. The great interest of the Fair, h, vevrer, will - centre on the snperb saddle, wiclh is exhibited - on the Ienizze wooden horse in the centre of a the Hall. This saddle is certainly the most Sbeautiful and costly article of the kind in this Scity, having been manufaetured at a cost of $200 by Mr. John C. Darcy, Magazine street, expressly for this occasien. It is being contested for by several of our most dise tingnished and influential citizens, who are sunpported by their many friends. Each seems Sto feel that his prestige is at stake, and we t would not be surprised if the number of votes poled approximated that at our last oity elec tion. The candidates, whose names need but to be mentioned to be known, are Messrs Jno. Cook, P. O'Meallie, Thos. Quilter, Edward r Keenan and Thos. Anderson. The latter gentle= a nIlan is the ownerof some of the finest horses in the conntry, and will no doubt provea most for rmitable campetitor in this contest. Go in - with a will, gentlemen; each one of youen is a knight worthy of the prize, and let the most f liberal and energetic win, say we! The Fair will continue through the week, and we feel satisfied that the object for which it is held, that of coespleteing the grandest and most magnificent church in the Seuth, which will be the glory of our city and an honor to our church; no less than a lively sense of the open-handed generosity of the people of St. Joseph's, manifested in every charity, regardless of parish limi$s, will eans a nightly attendance of large crowds from diff erent parts of the city. The Concert last Sunday, at St. Theresas Hall, was a fine success in every respect, the Hall being crowded to its utmost capacity, and the programme being carried out admirs bly. Among the audience we were pleased to see the Rev. Fathers Kenny and Massardier, of St. Theresa's; Begley and Butler, of the Im maculate Conception; Kennedy and J. Moy nihan, Jr., of St. John's; Briody, of St. Mi chael's; Finn, of the Diocese of Natchez, and Walsh, of St. Louis, Mo., their presence show ing that not only do they appreciate good I music, but that they also favor the object for which the concert was given-that of assist ing the cause of Total Abstinence. The concert was opened by the singing of " Home, Sweet Home," a grand chorus in which about twenty ladies took part, after whioh fol-. lowed the several pieces, as set forth in ths programme, and in which Misses Cannes, Wagner, Kennedy and Dean and Messrs. Blake and Benaud acquitted themselves in a manner that must assuredly add to their popularity a musicians. Miss Wagner, who bas a mest splendid voice, of great compasa and ranch richness of tone, in order to satisfy her audi once, was compelled to repeat " Kathleen Ma vourneen " twice; and Miss Cannon sopleaset her hearers with " The Harp that suen through Tara's Hall " that she also had to appear again, but this time not to sing but tell of the love of Molly Muldoon and Jamesy O'Hare. In this recitation Miss Cannon is inimitable-her tones, gestures and expression being appropri ate at all times to the varions changes froe the pathetic to the comical in the narrative. She was also encored after singing "the Irishman's Vision," and this time reoited two verses from Father Ryan's beantifal poem of " Erin's Flag." This is the Erst time that this exquisite gem has been recited at any of our entertainments, but we are satisfied that in future programmes it will often fid a gflace, ss It is certainly or'n of the muost beau tiful of the Rev. p"-. ',-,r',nq After a most pleaeant evalu, ..- .re *isjr jispesd at aboeet 10 e'leek. -· 7.