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Morning Star and Catholic 'Messenger.
!es ORIEANS. SUNDAY. APRIL 97. 1673. Iieem the Senthwestern Presbyterlan. 'The Consequences of the Dogma Prove it to be False." In accordance with our announcement not long ago, our neighbors inform the public that they have got to the endil of their atring, hav ing got to the end of Weiger; for the re' maining chapter is merely Weniger's ans were to Weaniger's objections to the dogma. Then farewell! Weniger; farewell! lRoia to cutesa. Though Kenrick takes you for a blun dcring zealot, and (ratry, for an unscropulonau liar, surely, it is not your fault that you have proved to be easuch aon enfant terrible to men who so unfairly tried to get a reputation for learn. ing at your expense. But we are not at the end of our string by any means, on the contrary we have jest be. gan on the merits of the question. Weniger isa habort horse, and soon curried, but this iise eusesion involves matters be did not dreani of. Then having done with Weniger's rhapsodies, we ask some consideration for the official utr terances of the Itorish Church, the nervous y- -- steffof -the- apaey,-the---itntiopY of ages of history, the uniform voice of the Popes for 50 years, and the unchanged statutes of to-day. As yet, we have said nothing of the cruel laws against the Jews; of the lawa of anathe ma and exeommunication, of papal instruc tions to inquisitors, and of many other things which occur in 3000 pages of closely printed ordinances. We shall also want a calm dis cosslon in this connection, on the Taxr Apos telica I'enltentiarii ; the price list of indulgen ces fir crime. We shall want to know how it eonaelsts with infallibility to publish such a list for the benefit of those who wish to com mit rape, theft, murder, perjury, apostacy, etc. Then there are other matters to be ceasidered, which every American oitizon will thank us for bringing to light. We, therefore, recommend patience; and paslig by similar decrees of Pope Urban IV, John XIII, Honorius IV, Alexander IV, Leo X, we proceed to that of Paul IV, in the Seventh Book of the Decretals from which we have been quoting. Lib. V. Tit. 3. It is shown by this decree that the assertion of our neighbors that these decrees operated only against criminalse anid subjects, is desti tute of truth, since it here appears that the Popes claimed the right to enforce these dev ilish enactments against princes, kings nod emperors. In other words the Papacy asserts absolute authority over governments as well as individuals. PAUL IV. " Since by our apostolic office, not according to our merits, we nave been entrusted with the care of the Lord's hlock. it rests upon us, and therein shall we he held responsible, for the faithful cuastody and wise direction of it, like a faithful shoepherd, to watch assiduously, and very attentively to provide, that whoever in this age, nurged by their sins, and trusting to their own prudence, licentiously and perni ciously rebel against the discipline of the or thodox faith; and with superstitious and feigned inventions pervertiiing the understand ing of the Seripturbn, and the unity of the Church, Catholic; sand who endeavor to rend the seamless robe of Christ, may be expelled from the fold of Christ, nor mlay they continue the teaching of error, who disdain to be disciples of the truthl,. - We, considering i thing of this kind, to be so grave and dangerous. as Buman I'ontiff, -ho in the stead of God, anu,,d of our Lordt Jesus Christ, wield the plenilt.dc of lower uspon earth, over peoplest and kingdoma; wcho judeers all, and shom none in this world ma judcge: We will, that if any he de tected wandering from the faith, in order that he may teo brought back; that where greater danger threatens, there sholld be more ample and diligent counsel; lest false prophets, or others holding secular jurisdiction, should miserably deseive thie soults of the simple, and the numberless ipeolple conmmited in lipiritual or temporal things to their care sudi rule, and draw them into perditionl, and death of daim nation, and thus shouldL happen that we must see in the holy place, the abomination of des olation ap ken of by the prophet D)aniel; de sire as much as is possible in God, according to ear pastoral charge, to catch the foxes who re sking to ruin the vine of the Lord, and to drive the wolves fridR the fuldl. lest we seem to be dunmb dogs that cannot bark, and lte lsr. with the had husbandtien, and be counted ai bireling. having mlaturoly deliberated over these things with our venerable brethren the cardi nils, by their counsel, and with their unani moos assent. Ste approrcanud -ronicr, all general and particilar ,-eurnmmunications, of suspension andistcrdict, qof privation, ancd alt othcr asntence, censures and panishmrnts, by cany of the Rosani I'Pontifs our predecessora decreed or ricogni:-d, by their Ilelers r-tra agants, iihetherreccived by the Churob of God frout the holy councils or from the decrees of the holy fathers, and statutes or holy canons and constitutions, and apostolic ordinations, in whatever manner enounced and promulgedl against heretics or schismat ica, by the Apostolic authority we approve and renew themn, and will that they be obser-ied in perpetuity and let the observance be referred to these if perchance is le not to those. Also whoever may have erred fronm the Catholic faith, or have fallen into any heresy, or incur redl or excited schism, or detected in coummit ting it, or confossing or having been convicted er-which CGod in his clemency and universal bounty avert-shall hereafter deviate, or fall into heresy, or incur schism, or shall excite or conmmit, or be detected in having erred fallen, incurred or excised or coummitted or shall confess or he convicted; of what ever state, rank, order, condition or oeminen ce, they i, even if Episcopal, Archiopiscopal, 'Patriarchal, Pl'rimatial, or other greater eccle siastical dignity, whether holding the honor or a Cardlinalatie, or of any places of thie Apon tolic See, even the office of perpetual or tem poral legate; or of secular, io ('ount, Jlaron, Marguis, uske or uing, riei thosth they gtlitter rith Imperial authority or rcellenci \i We will aiid dew-c, that anay of them iiciurs the aforo suid cenuslrco, sentences and penalties. And considering no less, thain it is It that those whi, do o it abstain from, vico out of Ilve for virtue should be doterred from it liy fear of punishlnient anl that bishops, Archbishops Patriarchn. l'rinuatee, Cardinale, Legates, Counts, Barons, Mlarquises, Dukes, Kings oail Emperors, who should be those who teach others, and set them a good example, that they may retain them in the Catholic faith, sin, more grievously than others, in prevarica ting, since they niot only destroy themselves, but numberless others committed to their care and role, or draw others subject to them, into perdition and the pit of death; with the coun sel and assent of such, by this our coistito lion, which shall he perpetually of force, in hatred nf so great a crime, than which none against the Church of C~od caii be greater uor more lleruiicious; in the plenitude of Apostolic power we enjoin, decree, determine and deaue that by the sebintoces, censures anit penalties aforesaid, retaining their force and vigor, and even with Increased force all and alogn lar Bishops, etc., who as aforesaid have erred, etc., or who shall hereafter crr, etc: Since in this they are rendered more iaexcussble than others, in addition to the aforesaid senitcnces, censures and penalties, be deprived of servise of right or fact, of orders. Cathedrals, Patri archal, Primatial churches, Cardsh,,,late, Of. Bceof Legate, of any voice active or plasaive of authority, monasteries, bonehices will, or without cure, of seeulsr and regular olmces, however obtained by whatever, apostolic dispensationa and onocessione, eta, etc., Ceust, aroqLass. Dokes, Kln anA afl wfsln the shal he and I teemed incapable and unfit thereafter,let them be considered everywhere and in all respects, subverted, in the same way as it, formerly they had abjured this heresy before the judge; nor may they ever be restored to their former state, whether Cathedral, Metropolitan, Patri archal, etc., or any honor or dignity great or small, etc., etc., or be restored or relhabiliated in Barony, Marquisate, Dukedom, Kingdom, etc. Further, let the seculars be remitted to the judgment of the authority, to be punished with merited clhastisement unless-the signs and suitable fruits of penitence appearing-the Ienignity and clemzency-of ha s Italy See. so clude thenm in sorn,, monastery or regular place, to do perpetual penuuce, with bread of grief and water of saudness. Wtherefor, for such should they 1,e held, traced and reputed, by all of every State, rank, etc., whether lisihop etc., etc., that such persons tay be avoided, ani that t hey may be destitute of oev cry consolation of huImanity. - Furthermore those arrestedl or confessed heretics, or convicted pf knowingly receiving, favoring or defending thenm, or who may have preestnoed to dogmatize upon their dogmas, in cur by the act, sentence of excommuniation; they are deslgnated as infamoss; nor by voico, person message writing, or proxy, can they be admitted to any pulbhlle or private office or council or Synod, or Conclave of Cardinals, or election of any one; or to ofer testimony. Furthermore, they are intestate, nor can they enter upon a succession; no one nmay be compelled to transact business with them. If they be judges their decisions are of no effect, and no causes shall be brought before them; if they be advocates, let no one patronize them; if they are notaries, their notarial acts are without value. Further, Clerics in all and singular churches, Cathedral, Metropolitan, Patriarchal, Primatial, and in dignities, Mon asteries, Beneices and Ecclesiastical offices, even as aforesaid, however qualified or at tained, also Laics qualified, enjoying the dig nity aforesaid of Kingdonme, uchies, Lerd ships and temporal goods by them possessed, by this fact they shall be deprived of them. Kingdoms, Duchies, feudal tenures, cuand goods of this kind shall be confiscated, and when confiscated shall become the right and proper ty of those who hball first take possession, provided it be done in sincerity of the faith and unity of the holy Roman Church, and in canonical obedience to us and to the Roman Pontiffs our successors." Hero is another genuine expression of Ionfal libility, as the Popes understood it. Archbish op Kenrick was undoubtedly right when he said at the Vatican Council : "'The conse quenues of the dogma prove it to be false." True eeonouy consists not in purchasing at low prices prices simply, in getting good articles at moderate rates. Some stores always sintag the song of cheap, cheap, but the Southern people have had tooe much exlrenlece to be swayed entirely by this consid. eration, they look for the best and always finding it in the leading establishment of the line of material want. ed, are satisfled that they get the cheapest after all. Now, in the dry goods line this Iyding position by an. animotsverlect, belongs to the house of i). H. Holmes, 1U3 Canal and I Bourbon streets. Importing directly from abroad from the manufacturers, in ship leads we might say, to the amount of millions of dollars annually, Mr. Iolmes Is naturally enabled to defy competition, and to sell the very best of ar ticles at the same prices which smaller dealers charge for inferior artieles. Those facts are important, and should be remembered by all who wish to economize in the true sense and who, for their own benefit, should avail themselves of the advantage presented through the liberality and business energy or this house. By an ad vertisement elsewhere, we see that Mr. Holmeshas just received a full and complete line of the bert Brit loh hosiery for ladies, men and chfldren. Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, but it would be utterly vain and foolhardy to essay & practical exempliticatlon of this fact without the aid of a good lnstrument. Had Orpheus possessed a grand piano, or even an ordinary upright of good quality, be would have calmed the wrath of the strong minded ladies who treated him so ecandalously and per. haps have lived to forget the smiles of his lost Eury dice in those of some other fair. Slut alas! he had naught but a rude little lyre; he never heard-of Stein. way & Sons; and until sometime after his death, Louis (irunewaltIs temple of music was net. We would call the attention of our musical friends to this advantage which they possess over poor Orpheus, and suggest a visit to tirunewald's establishment, No. ti9 Canal street, as will been by our advertisement. From far Cathay and still more remote Japan, comes intelligence dashed through the cable wires which thrills uts as it were with an electric spark. Tea has gone up, i. e. increased Is price, and unless those good people in our community who patronize the leaf, lay in a geoo, supply soon, the luxury will get beyond their reach. It view of this fact, we are glad to call attention to our advertisement of Messrs Cuonninghass & Hogan of the Chinese and Japan Tea Company, whose teas and cofetes as well as their prices, will be found to afford universal satisfaction. The splendid display made by this firm at the Fair Grounds, was the wonder and delight of old and young, and those who visit the Pair during the early part of nest week should remember that it affords no greater object of in terest than is ofared by the China and Tea Co. The very low prices of the different teas will be found plainly marked. Among the line displays at the Fair Grounds this year, that of optical articles made by Atr. Wa. H. Itohse, of No. I Carondelet street, attracts great at tention. In the centre of his large show ease rest the t ophies of past victories, in the shape of twohandsome medals, awarded at prertwns Faire. By his intimate practical and theoretical knowledge of his profession Mr. tBohne has wan for himself the patronage of ast .lasses in this commutlty. Basing our advise upon the stresg recommendation of our leading oelists and upon cur long acquaintance with him, we suggest that those of our readers who astter from any of the vartions disea. tea that etlhet the sight sheuld eall upon ktr. Iechse at suer. A N Exct-.I.ENT OrratTrvilTy Jolt INVST-*, eno MOeey.-The advertisement at Stesers. Ifauh & tdElodsn, on our fifth page, offers great indutemente ora lavestmtent. Besides the advantages set forth, it Is i well tuosen fact tihat this city is greying up the leer, and nthere ran beno danbt that ta a few years thts sroperty will bring three or four times its present caine. TIEST ANtS OLtiETa FAstL~Y MIeDICtINIC.-.s.N ocid's Lirerr Inrigerster-.a purely Vegeteble Cathartie sad Teolc-for Dispepsis, Constipation, Debility, Sick teadache, Ihilious Attacks, and atl derangements at .tver, Stomach and Iloweis. Ask year Dregglut for tt. loearr of imilations. sh30 iy sow Folt TottoAT lDIEAegES AND AFFE ~IONs OF he Chest. BROWN 8 BRONCHIAL TROCHES are of aloe. Fey Ceughs, Irritation of the Threat caneed by old, or unseust exertlon af the vocal ergana, in speak. ug in public, or singing, they produce beasficlal re. 'ults. I ani thoroughly satiefledl titat Simw.ona' Aver Itegnistor is sit it claims to he for Isdtgeation ad Billeus Complsints. I have also beard many af my lends epeak ef it. ssni all agree that it possesaeao the irtues claimed far It. A. it HtIGHTOWERt Coeductor M. & W. It. R. Htaantxa.& Insuumwec CoMWAZ.O.-On the 8th fMay as sisetle- be Direetere of this Ce-mpeep wilt ase p'ase, s et btb the advertise-met eleewhere ENGLANID. The London Universe of the 5th inst. gives a glowing account of what was in rtended as a great Catholic Temperance meeting, but which was so numeronusly pt tended that it had to be divided into two sections. The demonstration was gotten up under the immediate supervision of Archbishop Manning who addressed both eetings, assisted by Fathers Nagent and f Lockbart. The Universe says r The Catholics of the metropolis may well be proud and gratified at the two demon strations which were held last Monday evening in furtheranc of the Catholic tem perance movement. Smjldom, if ever, has the metropolis of England seen suchl a gathering; certainly nosuch demonstra tion of Catholic influence and numbers and earnestness; no such grand display of zeal and resolution in the best of all causes the furtherance of religion and temperance -has ever before been witnessed in this country, at least, not since English society became adulterated with the national eff ects of Protestantism and Dissent and that general falling off from tihe Christian uni ty and peace of which the Catholic Church is the sole repository. All Londonors know of the monster proporti ps of the pri.'cipal room of the establish nt known as Exeter Hall. The people who came on Monday night to show by their presence their desire to help the movement would have tilled this spacious apartment twice over; so great was the rush at the build ing that the doors had to be forcibly shut and placards posted up making known tihe fact that the hall was cramed to excess. Still the crowd lingered outside tihe doors ; and loud became the bemoanings that they could not get to hear their revered arch bishop and those much-esteemed- clergy men by whom it was known his grace would be supported. After some waiting it became known that a supplemental meeting would have to be held in the open air at Trafalgar Square, and there was quickly a general rush to the esplanade of that notorious region. With wonderful alacrity torches were brought into requisi tion at the northern base of the Nelson column, and a meetinog of large propor tions was quickly in full operation. It must have bee a trying and exhausting even ing's wort for our not over robust arch bishop. His grace would not be satisfied with attending and making a speech at the monster in-door meeting at Exeter Hall. When he heard that his flock had come in such large numbers that a second meeting had become necessary his benjgn features brightened up with joy, and he at once decided that none of his friends should go away disappointed in not having heard and seen all they expected. As soon as his grace had disposed of the most im portant portion of the business of the meet ing at Exeter Hall, he proceeded to Traf algar Square and there met with a most enthusiastic reception. What a sight in the metropolis of Protestant England! A Cathollc archbishop-once one of the most distinguished lights of tihe Established Church of England-addressing by torch light a large open-air meeting of English and Irish Catholics within a stone's-throw of those Houses of Parliament upon whose temporal influence and mundane notion of things in general the samie sham religion exists, and the air full of the cheers which greeted the appearance of this distinguish ed ecclesiastic among his :nultitudious ad mirers. Where wore, we should like to know, the archbishops and bishops of tihe richly endowed state Church at that particu lar-time I What thought lhad they of their flocks, of tihe morel condition of England, of the vast distress they have such splen did opportunities and means of releaving. FRANCE. "lfemoires Secrets" of 1'apoleon Ill. We are promised "Secret lemoranda" by the late Emperor Napoleon, ordered by him to be published only after his death. They are edited by the Comte de In Chapelle, and extracts have already appeared in Fig aro. Of these the most important record tihe bitter deceptions experienced by the Emperor when he discovered the real truth as to the relative state of preparation in which France and Germany were. "On the 6th July, 1870, Marshal Lebmuoftold him that he could bring into the field 588, 000 men. A close scrutiny brought this total down to 400,000 but when tihe mobili zation was commenced and marching ord ers were issued, the number was further reduced to 385,000 men. Three weeks later, when the army was concentrated on tihe frontier, it was found that only 20,000 men were available. At the same time it goe discovered that the German army, Which lhad been set down at 300,000 men, really amounted to 900,00 menm." The lat er mistake seems immpossible to account for; the over-estimate of the French resources is explained by the unauthorized permis sions given to married soldiers by the gen erals in command of districts. There are also fresh statements with regard to the miscalculation respecting arms and sup plies, and further extract4are promised; the work when complete will be interesting enough, as bshowing the delusion under which the Emperor acted, as regards tihe real facts, it cannot of course be as couclu sive an authority as the report of the enbse quent French commission. The "Trascontinental" Tria .-Thle great Transcontinental Company swindle has been disposed of by the French Courts, and it appears that only six miles of railway were ever laid down, and only twelve marked out, and that there is no reason to suppose that the promoters ever intended to go on with it. Twenty millions of france were subscribed, of which-speakingrough ly-six and a-half have been sent to Am erica, and fve and a-half have been pock eted in France. M. Crampon, ajournalist, who had received 800,000 france to write up the speculation, gets four years' impris onment; Baron Gauldree Boilean, Consul General of France at New York and Min ister oh Peru, tmree years only, in consid ation of his having refunded; and General Fremont, the well-known explorer and candidate for the Presidency, five years parn cemntumace. He is proved to have re ceived 3,Mt)0,000 francs as mhairmam of the company. Mlarsarml Bmmzaime.-Thle French corres pondent of the Times who interviewed Mar shal Bazaine appears to have done the pris oner no little disservice, for there is a rush of witnesses offering to disprove the allegations in his defence and to support the eharge against him. Amoug these Geaeal Jams who was Depaty Quarter msme.t ~mu aJ Metak eetraiiets the stop that orders to destroy the Frene flags were sent by the Marshalto Genera Soleil, but weth not carried out in time And a brigadier-forestler declares that I was he himself who sent the despatch wbico Marshal Bazalune asserts that he never re ceived. The effect of the revival of th controversy has been still further to em bitter the publio feeling against the accne ed, and if it true that I. Thiers wished t let him out on parole, he could not do a now. Afunicipal Institutions .Decaying.-Th important manufacturing town of Ville franche, the most popular place in the De partment of the Rhone, has just re-elects its municipal council. Never, since th last elections of the Commune of Peru have candidates been elected by more Ab surd proportions of their constituencei Here are the figuree: Out of the first see tion, which contained 1,163 electors, outn .329 voted. The number of town council lore to be chosen was seven, three of whor could not be elected at the first scrutioj owing to theif out baving polled the requi site number of votes, The second sectio contained 1,084 on the register, of whor only 412 voted. The third sent 263 voter to the poll, out of 1,039 on the register The single candidate could not be elected for the reaso., already mentioned. Th second attempt at polling, which tool place on Sunday last, exhibited a stil greater degree of indifference on the par of the townspeople. These are the sort a persons who were elected: two grocers, retired butcher, a gardener, a house-car penter, a bootmaker, a journeyman silk weaver, (canut), a clerk in an insurane office, and a broom-seller. Such are th kind of men to whom are entrusted the ad ministration of the interests and the mani palation of the municipal finances of a towl of 17,000 inhabitants. The connection which such persons are known to hay formed with the radical committees enabl one to predict accurately the way in whicl they will discharge their duties. They ar pledged to abolish the octroi, and to estab lish secularist schools, and expel the Christ ian Brothers. Progress of the Rcvolution.-It is bas enough when such municipal councillor get the management of affaire in one im portant town; but, unhappily, the case i not an exceptional one. Nearly all Freul cities are governed by men known as revo lutionists. This is of itself a serious dan ger; but there is a worse behind. We are not far from a general election. The Con servative party would, as I have alread; remarked, be glad to prolong the existence of the National Assembly until the moot] of April, 1874, but it is foreseen that the Radicals will succeed in bringing on the general election at an earlier date. In an ticipation of that event the Democrats arn carrying out a vigorous organization to se cure the return of their candidates. It i at Lyons at the present moment that the efforte of the Radical party are beington centrated. Charity and the Church.-To, the Communal Charities Bill the Bishop of Orleans, in an eloquent epeech, supported and carried the addition of an article providing that the psrish priest should always be one of. the commissioners. The Left at tempted to put him down when he ad daced the argument that charity was the creation of the Christian Chnrch, and that in pagan times it was unknown. M. Grevy characterized the interruptions as most indecent, and the article, placing on commission the parish priestand the re prisentatives of the legalized Comimunions, If they existed in the Commune, was carried almost unanimously. In the course of his speech the Bishop mentioned the faot that 120 hospices, in which 20,000 aged persons were cared for with the most delicate char ity, had been established in France by the Petites Saurs des Pquvree, and when a member on the Left called out " how about the heirs t" he informed him that in his own diocese the Petites Smara des Pan vres had just refused, without even asking his advice, a legacy of 1,500,000 france although the relations of the testator con sented to the bequest-on the ground that if they accepted it they would no longer be the little Sisters of the Poor. SWITZERLAND. Ihe Persecution in Sacitze-rland.-The el ection of a cure of Geneva seems certain to result in the intrusion of the ex-Pere Hyac. inthe, who has been lecturing again, as the real Catholics will not vote. In the Jura the population is subjected to yet more terrible trials. The party in power talks of nothing less tian military occupation and the imprisonment of the Bishop, and bitter regrets are heard that Mgr. Mermillod also was not imprisoned instead of bannish ed. -In the meanwhile thesparish priest of Bienne, who made a vigorous and manly protest when summoned to rebel against the Church, has been incarcerated in the town prison; at Lajoux the cure, when about to say Mass on Sunday, was driven from the altar by the soldiery, and the country is virtually under a State interdict. No sacraments, not even baptism, can be pub licly administered. No bMasse is said in about 120 churches, and from the villages near the frontier the parishioners have had to emigrate on Sunday in a body across the border ao order to hear Mass in France or in Alsace. At Ferney, the whole popula tion of Collex-Bosey in the Canton of Gen eva has appeared, with mayor and adjoints at the head of the procession, as an escort to eighty young people from that parisb, who received the Sacrament of Confirma tion from the hands of Mgr. Mermillod' RISSIA. Says the St. Petersburg correspondent of the Tablet: Russia has been, up to the present time, by a special kindness of Pro vidence, exempted from those social con vulsions which have shaken the other king dome of Europe, and our Government, fear ing nothing save from the Catholic Church, is doing all it can to bring on similar con vulsions, the first effect of which would be to limit its own power, and next to over throw it a~logether. Nevertheless, it is forcing on the country unhealthy knowl edge; it is opening theatres and closing churches; pulling down convents and en larging prisons; facilitating divorces, which are now handed over to the exclu sive jurisdiction of the civil tribunals; and is about to ,pft the finishing touch to its demoralization of the peasantry by means of the forced military service, which causes them to mix in the barracks with the other already sceptical and morally corrupted elassee Pouting rifes into the people's hands while you take away the Catechism is about the surest way to arrive at the Commune of 1871. IwOra.-.Trial for Olvorce, which her. ch totore belonged exclusively to the ecclesl ma astical courts, are henceforward to come se. before the ordinary tribunals, which will tit have to decide as to the validity of the lob pleas brought forward by those who sue re- for divorse. The diocesan authorities are the simply to give theirapprobation to the fact m- of the divorce; a mere formality, the fees us- for which range from 10 to 1,000 roubles to according to the circumstances of the ap so plicante. 'he The teetotallers are, it' is said, about to le- start a comic paper, in which the chief )e- aubject of ridicule will be drunkeoness led Apart from all moral oonsiderations, it he will be interesting, as a question of art, to is, see how the writers and artists will set b- about their task. There is a stage of es. drunkenness which is undoubtedly comic; ec- and all sorts of droll stories are told about ily drunken or semi-draunken men. The French ii- -who, when they are not being besieged, nm bombarded, or otherwise inaltreated by y, victorious enemies, are a sober people i- enough-allow that it is excusable for a ion young man to get drank once in his life am on drinking champagne for the first time. srs Afterward the act (if act It be) of being in er. toxicated is looked upon as an ofoence sd, against society; and, though such offences ,he are, no doubt, committed, they are not con ok sidered laughable, but blamable, or at best till pitiable. Accordingly, the French comic art papers deal very rarely with drunkenness of as a subject of mirth; and there are plenty a of French farces in which not one of the sr- characters is seen in a tipsy condition from 1k- beginning to end. Perhaps crossing the ice Channel upsets them; fer in English far he oee, which are known to be for the most id- part taken from the French, a certain num ni- ber of the characters are tolerably sure to wn get drank , while in our numerous comic ns and soi disant comic papers the gentleman ,ve returning from a dinner-party is a figure ale constantly turning up. If the preceding ch observations be accepted as true, t follows, ire we think, that the most sober countries are ib- not those in which drunkenness is most st- frequently viewed in its grotesque aspect. But it must be remembered that in the far cad es and the "capital stories" in which re drunkards (or rather, let us say, persons m_ temporarily and accidentally drunk) are ? the prominent personages, the laughter 1h evoked is not entirely that of derision, but ,0_ is, to some extent, of a sympathetic char acter. Take, for instance, the celebrated and familiar case of Mr. Pickwick in the nr pound, declaring his name, his "cold n punch," and so on. The reader laughs, e but not with a bitter laugh; and if he will th analyze his feelings, he will possibly find he that he is not altogether ungrateful to Mr. he Pickwick for having giving him an occa sion for laughter. The teetdtal humorist Smay say that the butt of his jokes will not e be the exceptionally intoxicated man, but 'i the habitual drunkard. Hie, however, is Ie not a comic, but a tragic character, cauasinog "pity" to men and "terror" to women. On °the whole, we are of opinion that the tee totallers had better reserve whatever fun al is in them for other lubjects than drunken in ness. Otherwise they will either make no he one laugh, and their '-comic paper" will at fail, or they will do their own cause the e bad turn of rendering drunkenness amus t- lug-which, properly considered, it is not. d- -Pall Mall Gazette. ns id n. Tie SISTERS OF CUARITrrY.-Right Rev. i Bishop McCloskey, of Louisville, on the invi ig tation of the Mayor and health authorities of e- that city, has permitted the Sisters of Naza 9 reth to assume charge of the pest-house there, as the scoorge of small-pox is now raging at there with great virulence. The Louisville is Adrocate speaking of the self-sacrificing spirit r- of theae religious, says: ie The readiness with which the good Sisters a of Nazareth answered the appeal of the city Iw authoritices, and the wishes of their Bishop, is 0a bright leaf woven in their crown of immor a- tality. As soon as the unenviable position g was offered them they embraced it without taking time for reflection or deliberation. The same train which carried the petition to a Nazareth, brought the Sisters on its return, t and they marc4d to the new pest-house as a or bride to her wedding, because they saw Jesus Christ suffering in his members. There, with out distinction of race or religion, they will surround the patients, who are bshunned by all, i- with their tender care, and remove to a great to extent the terror which the scourge Inspired c. in the very heart of the citizens. This step he does also great credit to the city authorities. ra They have certainly adopted the best means to stop the epidemic. The pest house, under r the care of the Sisters, will no longer be con 5 sidered as a kind of doom. People know that in as long as one of the §isters can stand on her id feet they will receive as much attention as id they would find at home. Those who are at I, tacked by the disease will not dread the place, of and hide themselve.o in their homes to the Sgreat risk of spreading the infection. On the contrary, both rich and poor will seek the Los le pital as a means of recovery, for they will Sfind not only good care, but also that medical it attendance which they could scarcely expect ni from their friends at home. y9 - --- - o DunuBLIs.-Those of our readers who intend i visiting the "dear old land" this summer, will. no E doubt, find it necoesary and convenient to stop in ,d Dublin for a few days, and for their comfort we ad e rise, unless they have old filends there, that they , take lodgings at the European Hotel, Bolton street. This splendid houss is managed by Mr. J. Molony, brother to our moch castemned fiend, theajoiormsmber Sof the dlrm of M. L. Byrne & Co., corner Magasine and rt Jackson streets, and is himself well known to many of on rcitizens. smon otthersto Mesars. P. Irwin, Nicholse harke and John T. Moore. The "European" is ex. tensively patronized by hse lev. 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