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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."
A special meeting of this Association will be
held this, (Sunday) evening'at 7 o'clock, at the
Hall, 124 Carondelet at.
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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
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
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
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 ,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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