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PW3 3ily. mVYT SUNDAY MON REV. A. J. RYAN, rDITon.IX -catla. MaW InDAY-. JUIR I. W1 & ADVERTISIG RATES OF THE "STAR." ___ Mxee Te i tlwel Z Oe 0h. I 44 7 . ... ....... .. I . .. :.... :. - .to 29 O N- 11 e~-~..'';.. resve 7 s N " a leas T'uideast AAielet per ee eeh in 0v1s arcs "* **r sea "PA"Wfl ES'r XT KARL TO ONE ADDrS5 o. L e., (emste.r--).. . .. P e. , . .................. 50 Ims Qops"~ ................ 4l . Erders ~e receive attentlion saless o empanl iteissh. - U LANax, relIrn.A TTm. Dovwea, ,ase Rouge. J.E. GGA.Am, 1I9 Pstofeo et-., Galveston. J. -. LAWntsass J. j.. Savsunbh. ha aop, Macon, Ga. -- MAr Boau, Natobes. E. F. Owens, Viokbburg. cA1 *3a 07 13 WU V . .. q.:....ame 1-Penteest or WhltUasnday. Jw.....s u -WhltMteday. ...... Jere - -Whitl.Tsday. e ..Ja --mber Day. the Octave. To av oloeoessary delay, all letters, comnmni sad "post-oi6ce orders should beonssd "Editor Morning Star. CaraO.o - 4Wla UIon or Ta, Cass Copies of g itatiou of this Asociattion, in" Englislep he had at this ofee at the fobl lowing,$ -s,lD .to 100 oples,. at amesats copy; 100 to 500 oopies,at 2 oents a copy; 601 to 1000.0 ples, at I cedis a copy. Mr. James Powers, our traveling agent foj the State of Teas.; is at present in Austin. Mr. C. C. Bovins, .94 Main street, Houston Texas, has kindly consented to act as agent, it that ioty, for the Arnm. Tar INfANTS' CONCanT--Change of / ate The ladies who have prepared the Coneer for the benefit of St.Viueent's Infant Asy lam, beg to notify the public that the on tortaloment- will be given at the Oper House on the evening of Friday. the Gti inst. The tickets, as first printed, a course, hold good for the concert. Easum DAVr-Wednesday, Triday and Bat urday next are days of fast and abstinence. S PJPAL BmDurDIWOx.-HIl Grace, the Mos Rev. Archbishop, will celebrate Pontlsca High Mass at the Cathedral today, at 1~ o'clock. After Mass be will give the Papa Beneditlion to which is attached a. Pleosrj Indulgence, under the usual conditions. Cozullxtroxs.-8inee our last issue, His Groee, Most. Rev. Arobbisbop. Perche, has ad ministered the Sacrament of ConSrmation as follows: Sndasy morning, 95th. in St. Pa trick's ohurob,-88 persons; the same evening a 34. Fraaelqide Sales' ohurch, 75; Tuesday, yth,ebhuah of the (Reenurection, 11 Thuan day Mornlag, 90th, in St. Augustine's, 140; and Thursday evening, in St. Theresa's, to 116 per 1sin; making a total of 435. ALrtwaTro Boys.--The St. Aloyslui Tots Abeslanes Cad .Assc~iatton will meet today at! o'eldk, tin the Star Hall, 194 -Carondelei street. Youths wishing to join are invited to Mkted. Dloordl or NAToan.-Right Rev. Blshog Elder administered the Saorammutof Cengrms tona In Vickabnrg last Sunday. Seventy--L eandidateJ were connrmed, esixteen of whln were eoaverts. r.r. Fauna Azsr-The departure So. Europe of Rev. P. F. Allen, pastor of St. Pat rick's palahb, on last Senday, was a surprise to himself as well as to his friends. The andden annouancement by telegraph of his mothetor's swrious illness, called him awa* anexpectedly and prevented him from giving the notioc usual In suob a cease. Father Allen will how evtr return almost Immediately, taking buat time enough to compiy with the behests of flal 'dulty. Ca-vca or PT. VIncrr Doa PaUL.--We un derotnd tat early next winter there will be a Fair for the benesst of this chburh. After ntirlUg Jaber IFather Foltier succeeded, two years ago, in bringing it to a point so near eempleotion as to enable him to use it for Di vin. service. But to aooomplish thies he was fooed to iour debts which are weighing hravily upon him and whioh most be paid. It is also noesmery tha the huborch shoold be eampleted, an It is his intentioo, if the Fair Is a smuooes, to have a steeple and other lim pouvem te made. From the generosity with whibch other PIareFare been patronind and the high esteenm.in wohich the verailMe pasterof S Vncent's i held lntheemmnuuity, we feel ured that in this undeortahig be will recedlve the prompt and g~emerous aste tue of the liberalm sagod of a classes of ear eltiseme. eiew ower ettets are simmenoing t *aive at thoaeme tine statien, New Terk Raving returned from Europe I resume, at once and with pleasure, my position as Editer-f.-Chif ethis jeournal. My health has not been altogether reetored,but, with the help of divine Providence, I heo that I shall berg 4 hto t alm lA ies in t e Oa o sIeiw rs loes p I hads b ,s weekly lette$t dessrlp tive of my jeameylags, bat my health failed so suddenly and seeupletely, that I war wholly r au edfor trihe i. return ing, I am Jed s And that the a inW of oar saberibulbes i.ertas s $ tft the paper has aostulaed tdo its work foa our country, our God and our Chureb. With energy unimpaired I meet our readers once more. The glory of God, the vindication of truth, the honor of our Churcb and the teeretsof eaour country denae the orbit of the Moanxxo STAn. From that orbit It. never shall defleect. Its light may be fall or feeble, but feeble or fall it will never guide those, rbho follow it, into ways of er ror or obscurity. To its readers, as in times past, so in the future, the CATHOLIC Messaozta shall bring only the pure teachiegsof unchange able Faith. So, Readers I to our work ! The world is passing and while it passes we must speak bravely out, as God giveth unto us to speak, in feeble accents or in strong, the words of P(h sid Tu~ h a eigM t A.J.ERN. A Outlook. Whither are the nations driftingT We say dr(fHNa, advisedly, for there are neith er pilots nor stars to direst their eoures , The political condition of the world is most uncertain. Amid all peoples there are tu - mult of minds and men. Europe is wildly a, rocking on a black billow. Another de c cads of years sad present dynasties will a become wrecks. In England a feverish Sreestlessness beats in the pulses of the peo ple. In sight of the throne of a thbasand r years, republicanism rising from the midst of the masses, ip matterinog in accents 'I which, at any moment, may- rise into the n thbnders of revolution. In Spain, was holds high and cruel carnival. In Madrid *. there is a government without powercon rt testing against a power,.stlsbout gover~ ment. In Portugal to~ isjineeurity. In a France there is a peveialenal geoernmeni a living on from day to day, withotta pre. Stjge of the past, asitt diAhlarkrsg pros. of peets for the future. jf" Itly.`there is a reign of a robber King, whee6 throne is ae unstable as the sands of wicked policy upon t' which it has been founded. In Rome, there is a Pontiff King an uncrowned prisoner st waiting for death and God; In Prussia the aI new Empire is beginning to show want of t0 solidity and homogeneity. In Rnsala there il is the dead quiet of despotism ;-and the 7 stamp of the soldiers who have marched toward the East to open the way of future Is conquests. . And in the United States there it t -i r glory of corruption. And everywhere Religion seems to be g decaying. And everywhere the Church is r, meeting with open or secret persecution. s Such isthe outlook-dark and mournful. d The causes of it we must explore. The consequences of it we must strive to fore see. It is not for us to fold our hands, I hash our voices, and look idly on. In this , age of activity we must not be passive. It Else we shall'be defeated. t' The questions of the age we must help to answer rightly. The errors of this age we must energetically oppose. We are the Smoes of truth, and the soldiers of victori! , eas faith. It were a crime for as to re anlb linactive spectators of a scene where so many intearstsre t stake. This then rour duty-to study the present state of the . world,-to proclaim not our opinions but 0 our eternal convictions. The Cathollo Church alone can tell this age what it needs-and we shall help to tell it so. Corcrnr IN Sr. AxLrnomeUs IAu.ox Panirs core MoNDh` .-Monday evening, 2nd inst., there will be a grand vocal and instrumental Concert in St. Alphonsus Hall, under the direc tion of experienced muicians aided by many distinguished amatenrs. The Concert gtiven Sunder the auspices of the Section of St. Mary. r Militant Union of the Cross, Mad will nodoubt Sbe attended by many of the members of other eetlions of the Union. In Germany, Penteoost Monday is alwaIryilit as aboliday, buasess abely entirely suspended, the people after at tsudilg Mase, giving themselves up to inos ouat amusements. To keep up this ancent ad Scommendable enstonm sad to aoord their con trymena and friends of other netionalittee an opportunity of amusing themselves In a prope3r emanuer while, atthe same time, aesisting the I oharities under the patronage of the Seotion, has been the object of the manaaers of the oCeuert and we feel certain that their eodrs n will reeive a generoeu senupport. The pro gramme promises glish as well sa German -sesge. - The City Comnel of Riobmond have deter 5 mi a to give a.ite ea Gambles bill, ia that ei o fe the mnuament to Gem. Lew. Temperance and Digotry. Tgmperance is a gold thing bet it not evry good thing that is within the pro vines of legislation. Society tL not formed for the purpose of enforcing every virtue and hurrying citisens along It the pursuit of happiness with a policeman's baton over their heads. A man does not enter into the great compact of nationality for protection against himself, but.against his nelghbors. Each eme is willing to take the responsi bility, s far as he is personally eoneerned, of eontrolling his own passions and appe Sites Striets~ speaking, every man has by na ture the right to eat as much, drink as mueb, and dress as much as he pleases, and certainly no one, in forming the social compact, intends to abandon that right, or modify it in the sllghtest degree, except as it may bear upon the rights of others. That one man should take on himself to say that another mast not drink more than a cer tal quantity of whiskey, beeause of its being bad for lia health, would be an evi dent piece of impudence. Yet we oad communities where one party of voters say that the other shall not ever mell whia ke,. This is worse than impudence, it is what men have branded with the name of Paritanism. In old times it was called Pharlseelim. Now, it appears that the Republican party at the North has been imprudent enough to identify itself with enforced tem perance. and is consequently calling down upon itself the popular disgust which al ways Sillows bigotry of any kind. This will probably check the enthlnaiem with which the movement was being urged on, had probably faurnsh another exemplifica cation of the principle that things can be killed with kindness. Intemperate seal is one of the principal obstoeles which the devil generally puts in the way of a good cause. Let ts not overleap the mark, but let us see if aomethling cannot be done in the way of legislation, against the desolating scourge of intemperance. A telegram which we publish to day ahows that the New York Legislature has passed a bill providing for at action of damages, on the part of wives and children of drunkards and others, against any one who may have sold liquors to the person whose intoxica tion wrought the harm. "'his law may, perhaps, remain inoopera tive owing to the difficulty of showing the amount of damage arising from each par ticular drink, but evidently this is a line on which the legislatirve war may properly be fought. It will not do to attack the right of drinking spirits but the abuse of that right wherein it affects others, can proper ly be proceeded against. If a nman by drinking becomes worthless as a support to his family, certainly this is a damage to his wife and children, and those who are in strumental in causing it ought to be made responsible; Bat, after all, men who are naturally very prone to indulgence of this kind can never be baffled in it by human laws. They will get whiskey if they have to steal the corn and distil it themselves. The great point is to save those who not having na tarally any special taste for drunken de baunch, acquire it by association. . Drunk enness is really disgraceful, but the devil enables people as a general thing to see in it. something very funny. It's a great joke -bofore it has grown to be habitoal. It's so amusing to see young men "boosy," "tight," "half-seas-over," etc.; but after a few yearni when they have attained the period of the seedy coat and rubicund nose, nobody laughs; "they are brutes." It appears to us that nipe-tenths of the evil would cease it intemperance could be stripped of its false respectability and of that delusive glamour of social cordiality which is made to surround it. Men most be allowed ~ rink if they choose to do it, but upon'tae least symptoms of intem perance, they ought to become objects of suspicion to patrons and employers. The law might be Invoked to aid -thie sentiment. For instance, permit an em ployer to discharge an employee, notwith standing the most stringent engagement, upon any aign of intoxication, let a land lord have the right to cancel a lease in a similar case, on the presumption that bie rent will never be paid etc.. Such things would soon make it rather disagreeable to be known as a social glass man. AMoxo TnK FIowRas.-The place we spewak of is Napoleon Avenue. We know that many floweres bloom in the very locality, but we do not confine our allusion to them. On the oc casion which we have In riew, there w.ll be many and hesatlfl eflowers gathered therefrom every portioen of the Sixth Distrie. To night we expect indeed to witms a meet sharming speotaCes la St. Stephen's Ball, -when will be congregated such an audience uas the garden Distriot knows bow to assemble. And not only from that Distlt, but from all parts of the edty many risitors will beattracted by the programme of entertainment, on which Sgare such nameus uas that of Mliss WVagner, Miss Can- i non, Mrs. Ruth, Messrs, Meteye, Hiigen, and dthere of great merit No doubt the eater tainment, as well as all. its surroung will be charming; and all will, we hope, remember the sared ease in which so much exertien will e freely expended. The proceeds will go top the snpport of the orphan boys of t. Via mat's HBem The Enlld of the World. We saw Ins the Noew Ydk Wesay HEmM, May 17th, the propheey asurlb d to 4he pr Arehbiheop of Armagh in Ireland, et. MsZYae. This prophesy, whieh consists Ia the eamemaa Lion of all the Popes, does not call them by name, but desalgnate them by a Latli semn teane, whereby each Pope can be recogetnsi. The Herl thinks that Pima IX. is the last ae deaignated ; to whleh the Brooklyn Rluire takes exception, asylog tbat there are promleed ten more Popes in that prophecsy; "" a-dS the seven-bhiled city will be destroed, and the terrible jdge will Judge thepeople," vin: afte them will be the end of the world. he-q. o lion has been put, is the prophecy authentie I Oar Catholic contemporary says: "We shball, perhaps, have more to say again," mentlonnlg at the same time many writers who disbelievei It-among others the Bollandists. We disbelieve it, and thlnk that it is really a fabrieation. True that some of its epigram_ are extremely appropriate--seah as "Apostelio Pilgrim" of Pins VI., "BapeW e sagla of Pius VLL, " cross from a mrer" (Y. em's eaat of arms is a ereo) of Plus IX.-aed these ep= grams, so happily true, would iudaoe one to believe th6 prophecy authentic; yet the reasom against its authenticity are stronger. 1. Before the end of the sixteenth centary no one ever made mention of such prophasy; not even the great St. Bernard himself, in whose arm St. Maloby dred, A. D. 1143. 2. Between the legitimate Popes there are eight. Anti-popes. ~rIk4S saspeet a in -others'e chronology (s confused and inoorrect in- lth r y.a Ia fact, the three Anti popes, Victor IV., Pasaenl IIIL. Calistus III., are jest before Pope Alexander III., who pre ceded them; and the three Popes, Clement VIL, Benedict XIIL and Clement VIII. are prior In time to Urban VI., y7t they had been preceded by him. 3. Finally, the Latin sentenees intended for the Popes anterior to Gregory 1XW..(1590) can easily be arranged and understood of them, whilst the sentence. for the Popes after Gre gory XIV. hare no correspondence but a casual one with the deaignated Popes. The met probable origin of this pased. prophecy is that thb snpporters of Cardinal Simoneellt during the Conclave of 1590 mann factored the prophecy. Cardinal 8lmoneelli was from the town of Orvieto (uwrs vetus); but notwithstanding this prophecy, Cardinal Sfrondati was elected Pope, taking the'name of Gregory XIV. The Herald says, " We cannpt make the application." Of course not, since Cardinal Sfrondati was from the town of. Cr mona. Our Catholic contemporary has mentioned tbat this alleged prophecy has been criticised unfavorably by eminent writers. He might have better said, that since the appearance of this pseudo-prophecy, most of the writers of note have made no acoount whatever of it-such as Baronies, Spondanus, Raynaldas whilst Papebroeck, who was born in 1698, tri umphantly refuted it in the forty-first disser tation of his Costus historieo-erifics. . There fe, however, a gre.t prophecy copern. ing the Popes. We hapb that the Herald will not only believe it, but publish it for thebene fit of all the" atholic world. We Catholics. believe it. to be-an infallible prophecy: "asd I sac to the. that thou art Peter, and upom this reek I will build my church, and the gates f hell?? shall not prevail against it. CONCERT AT Br. JOHN's.-The concert ate this church on last Sunday evening, was hand somely attended. Indeed a larger crowd as sembled than could be properly accommodated and, doubtless, many tickets were sold whose owners were not present. The new organ gave the most eminent satisfaaon. Profee sional experts in the handling of that inatrn ment, assured aus that it was beyond doubt the inest organ in the city. Its tones were truly magnificent as brought forth under the master touch of Mr. Colignon, who played an opening impromptu, and of Mr. Miller, who presided during the concert. It is useless for us to dwell on the merits of the prinelpal ingers, dsread) known as the most accomplished vocalists of our city. Mr. Miller and Mr. Valliet, whooffolatedasleader, both filled their parts so artistically, that the concert could not be otherwise than as great a success musically as it was pecuniarily. LcrTUar ON Sr. Corowvn-KIu.-Mr, John - U. Devereux lectured, on last Monday even fg to a select audience, in St. Alphonsua' Hall, Fourth District, on St. Colomb-Kille. He was introduced to the audience by Rev. Father Duffy, C. S3. R. The lecturer commenoed by stating the praiseworthy-object of the lecture, vis: to assist the good Sisters of Mercy in their numerous charities, after which he pro ceeded to show the many viotories gained by -0. Columb-Kille in the cause of Heaven. The leeture was listened to with marked attention from the commencement to the close, and was greeted with well deserved applause. A pamphlet on the Santa Clara Valley, Call. fornia, by J. J. Owen, contains the followlnog passage on a" a warm belt" said to exist in the hills bordering the valley : SThis belt commences at an altitude of about four hundred feet above the level of the valley, aad extends to an altitude of about twelve hundred feeb--ineluding a belt of oountry apon thLmeountain sides of from one to three miles latidth, and stretoching along the whole lensuth of the valley. It is m adistlaotlly defned thai residents of the mountains in rtiding up fom the valley, in the night time, when the air is still, can tell within a few rodse whre they will enter the warmer ourrents. The aetion is known to all old residents as the "Warm Belt." Thbe explanation ofthis along lar feature is ppeed to consist In this: The warm air of the aloey risinlg at night along the montain mida meets thescrreat fowinug in over the mountaies, and is formed Into an eddy which hega the land and warde off the oole temperature. In this sedgion frost Is rarely kpown to occuar. We have seen potatoes harveted in Marel, in this belt, that grew and ripened in the open air darlig she pre edig montb. Orsasgeto, e, as ee asny of the bet tepieai prodaetions, are grwnI the same bela- yet peasa smail sale, baut tnlastive eof Wh - be aeemplished. Third Co.mmeneent of St. Mary's Col lages A very large adleae assembled at the V rieties. atre lst Wednesday and Thursd.a *venaigs, to witsese the eommeuoement exer class of this institutieon As usual in the as semblage there wero some whose small td (high-pitched) easidaely annoyed those at tentively lalinad. Bet these obnoxious few were lost in the many who, one similarly pleesd as the studets on this ueasioe, bgam with the ramembranes oj s fellow-feeling that made them wesdrosly ladulgent to any short eominpgs. The programme on both evenings, was eharaet7rised by a variety of recltation, dina logue, essy sad musio. The last mentioned of these-muio-was maaltfloently exeuoted by the pupils. Beatiful songs, sweet dmatkes, lively srn--ell were eeebhted with a taste and delicacy not very usual. We would partion larly oemmead Uts2em4 « st ad Philip for the many sae s eleg and artistically perfetmed by thelopt'p r reepective instru meate-toe pliae antliolln. The recltations wt reeelveAd Wit mkedd appreelation, e peelaythosee Masters Jno. St. Germain and Leonard Moies. The oharacter of " the 8kil ful Phylila" was so agreeably and intelli gently pesonated by a young "boy named George Moat, that it had several encores and a requnest fr repetition on the succeeding eve ning. The essays and orations, with one or two exceptieos, were of decided ability-the snbjects Interesting, and the treatment an hasative. Bat the delivery of a few young gentlemen cannot be qualified in similar terms, Besides an indistinctness of enunciation and a samenessm e setre, there was a monoteon which never fails to displease an audience. We would like to write differently on thl point, bt ouar ocasoleaee forbids it. We at tribute no fault to the professors, for we have had previous opportnnities to listen to younn men whose deUverypraeteely established the eleoutionary attainmente of their scholarly teacher, Brother Thurian,'the notPresident of t. Mary's. Lt t t-hbe understoad we do mao intend- this as a censure, but merely to r mind the young gentlemen wherein they are defiolent, so that ftume study will reader a like remark unmesesry. This does not inolude all. We had only end fault to And with Mr. O'Connor, ead that but a minor one-rapidity which is always attendant upon a first appear snos. In all other respects we consider him the beat orator in thp college. A special feature in the programme of Thursday evening; was conferring the degree of- Doctor of Laws on Prol D. K. Whitaker, who occopies the chair of literature. We reserve his beautiful response for our next is sue. The degree of Bachelor of Science was then gives Messrs. G. N. Campbelland A. Al puente, Immediately after which the four com mercial graduates, Meesrs J. J. O'Connor, G N. Campbell, J. J. Frauley and E. MoShane reoeLved their diplomas. This was followdby a tqubhing valedictory delivered by Mr. Campbell who retired amid a shower of floral offerings. Subsequently Mr John McPhelin made an address replete with good sense and excellent advice. The enter tainment was concluded by ^ drama entitled "The Talisman," which was well played. LWIrTZR FR0Ko wOUTON, TEXAS. HOUSTON, May 22, 1873. To the £dlter of the Morning Star: Hanntno wn-ti- a 'athontinc population oi about four thousand. There are two Cathelic churches in the city-the Church of the An lunoition, rev. Father Querat, pastor, and Father Dhlen, assistant, and the Church of St Vincent de Paul, Father J. Blum, pastor. The Church of the Annunciation is a fuine brioL structure. The interior is not yet completed, but service has been held in it fortome time past. Attached to it is the new Conference of the Annunciation, Beeiety of St. Vincent de Paul, not yet aggregated, of whieh George Goebel, Esq., is president; W. Hamlin, vice president, and John Collins, treasurer. -I numbers twenty-wo active members, and meets every Sunday, after last mass, in the priest's hqpse. I know it will be gratifying to the disciples of St. Vincent de Paul to know that the Conferece has taken firm root, and is in a preepering endition, and will surely be the instrument of extending that exemplary society still further in Texas.. Father Qemrat is well likod by his congrege tion, and is deserving of it, for a more zealous and polite gentleman is not to be found. He is anxious far the Stan to 9irculate among all his parishioners, and gives testimony as to the benefit literature of the kind has on the minds of the young. Father Blum, pastor of St. Vin cent de Paurs Church, is as energetic a priest uas the Diocese possesses. His congregation ii exelusively German, but he is an ncomplished English scholar, having been for some time at tahed to the English church here. He has a fine school for boys ad.oining his church. His church is a medium sized wooden bunilding. It was built in 1842, and was occupied until about two years ago by the English-speaking Catho lies. Ite drat pastor was Father Lynhob, now Archbishop of Toronto, Canada, and a few yeears afterwards Father Tlmson, now Bishop os Buffalo, was putor. Although tany years have elapsed since these holy and venerated priests resided here, still their memorie are fondly eberisebhed by the old Catholles of Hon-. ton, who never mention this ohurch withoat eoupling the names of those two prelates with It. The eiuoatiuo ofthe girls ofthe two chnrehe is attended to by the BSsters of the Inoarnate Word, whioh Order numbers fire religious here. They have a convenltf their own, but intend to dslepose ef it sad build a much larger one, the present ediflee being entirely too small. The eides of the Atlantio were blown out on the 94th, and 498 bodies weore recovered. The explosion mangled many bedie beyond all possible eoognition, sd the divers uay that haso, arms, legs and fet are strewf on the bettem In all trreete. m m . Peter'. Journ.y cud Oter Tita. Catholic Pab. lobation belety New Yqrk C.. D. Zlder, new OreIsas. A very eholee cosipliati of entertadig Catholic stories equally adaptep to the a . standlags of the yeigs and old. These true Catholic parents who are ever anxious to in. oie ther bchildren to a high rear~d for their faith and what it teehees, could practice s plan better suited to aseomplish their geed purpose, thAe to enoeemage the younger meP. burs of the family to read ,loud to the home airote such stories pwill be facqd in this book. The advantages which such a custem wrild develop, are too plainly apparent- to require exposition, qnd we are eonldept that if once inaugurated in a family, it would geqnire as efort of the .parents to perpetuate it. by placing such books U this -within the reach of all, the Catholie Pnbliation Sooiety is aecos. pllshýiniimabble good. l2% eh 21 reir by William Crletn. D. ad J. Sdier & do., New. Yorkm P. Gogarey, New Orleans. As Ito title foreshadows, thi is.tory otfIbe life sad charaetes. As far he it.. object and purpose are concerned we can commend it, fez tie author seeks to 111estrit the many sa ly evil efects which must result from attempts eU the part of unantborisdladividals to car. root with their own hands thigs whiseh they have deseded to be pubtle abuses. With the author, we cannot approve of sucl orgnudiz tions as were the "' White-oysj." Though without doubt aaimatd by the highest me. tives, they aeverthelees seldom toodmpllshai auy good, and very often did muchharm. How. ever, notwithstading our scerdano eitr the author in his .vier of that organisation, we think he has done thbm injustice in paink ing the Tithe Proctor, the oljeet of their rs sentmonet, in colors softer than are becoming to such glntry. fei deplotina him as a man of whom no wome eanhe asid than that, as the world goes, be was eaminetly just, Mr. Caml. ton beeps on the peasag$ry grapter odium fr anurdeaing him, -i. justided by pdoeden. The plot of the atoty isoemplisated, sad many seones an sitouatios aie; not only unnatural, but impossible, yet some of the characters, ma well drawn, and as a whole, the book is not without interest. L.urr• r e -o soa co.u. , Polern Coutzr, May 21, 1873. To the Zldtor of the tar : I -announce to you with the the greate pleasure the full aseoese of the mission which began on the 11th and ended on the 18th inst I-always entertained hopes of a great succer, but the success has surpaseed sll.my expects tiomeqd thse of my parishioners. I am mnah indebted for that magnificent success, trst, to the seal of Rev. Father Millet, Order of Meroy, of Brooklyn, and Rev. Father Signot, assistant priest of the Cathedral, who have so cloquel announced the word of God, that substantlt nourishment of the soul, and brought beck so many erring sheep to the Shepherd and pastor of their souls. They have prepared for their first communion about thirty grown persons, among whom were sn eral who have married in the presence of the misasionaries, and thus solemnly redressed their former lives. Idly. To the eagerness of my dear flock to hear the word of God; and, of course, it fell is a good soil, which brought forth that happy fruit indioated in the Holy Goipel. Besides this, they have contributed with the greatest generosity to cover the expenses of the mission, which have been very large, haviug every day at least thirty to forty persons for dinner; and yet I may say that thoes expean are nearly reducnoed to zero through the gen erons assistance in every way of my belored and praiseworthy Sock. This unexpectedly liberal assistance is an vi dent proof of their dqvotedne towards their pastor, however unworthy I am of such gener one charity from my good people. - Finally, the collection of.Saturday, which was destined-to show their respect and thank fulnes for those sealous milsioenaries, ve have given that so eminently susosesftl a mir aion, has produced $120, which is a clear and manifest proof of thegenesesity and graidse of soul ef such an ancient anid lmerly so wealthy a pariah.. Never will those worthy sand ealoeus priests be forgetten in thispuish;; and the faithfl here would feel happy to see them again as soon as possible, to receive from their lips that vivifying Word of God which has made them so'happy during the mlsion. Reping that you will insert this in your e esllent jeournal, remain with the p5e' respect, dear sir, your most devoted ubseoidber, C. VA.sM*oxn, Pastor. LITIER U.ON 311, 3I3. Bfloxr, Missu., May 914th, 1873. Editor Morning Star: Knowing the pleasure it afords Catholios to learn of the ereotion of an additional altar whereonuto offer" the clean oblation"' to h mighty God, I trespass upon you to tell of the eeecess whloh has attended the efforts of the Rev. T. Cbhevalier, of this parish; who sinse comaing here has proven how much good can be aecompliehed if one be actuated by a good and holy purpose. Fathe hevaller has not oonfined his labor@ 1oxi, but has gone forthS ing wh ould do good,.and to thi·.Ch tlan spirit do the OCatholles of. tonewll at tribute the ereetion of their new choreh. Stnewall is small settlement on the Bi loxi river, ithkeut twenty mies fron the town of BUoxi. It onalests of a hip·y·rd, one store, and about a doen dwellinegs, e bul one chaureb, that, the Cathollo Ohuroh, whic is attended by abouit one hundred Catholla On BSunday, the 18th, Father Chevaller viited thlis mission, sad had the pleasure of giWiS the Bread of Lifo to seversI persons who se seived itb forthe first time. Among the n ber wae Who had reeobed the Y7f manhood, ut who had neve hefore bad opweetuIty of makIn·ag hLs iar .~,muion.