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E vyY m SUNDAYT OIG. We a emotion REV. A. J. RYAN, the N .DrTOR-Ix-OG Fr. t" The w1 ORLUa, U 'p=NAT. OV E ,m encoun a chars ou O LUB 31UT TTake, f 0o1 WAE3RI BElr BTY MAI 'TO OE1 ADDnmes Here . develop . e ,,,opiesio ,, y,. :3 00- ..... p ..... -n................. JM Copies " ..*...".*""****** 50 multiau Twenty Copies " .................40--00 ih No orders will receive attention unless so- rapid eopanlied by the cash. gnisat Agents for the star. dor of LOUIIAA. pilgrim winstx. gibanner A. LANAUX, Franklin. ferent 1 Tpa DUOGAI, Baton Rouge. as them wass long a J. . Gaex.l.eao , 22 PostoMffe at., Galveston. heroic J. Z. LarmNDsoCsa, Laredo. i F Q. C. Bzyrms, Houston.t in eoosesA. J. J. O'Coxxmu., Savannah. the " GOEase Naesos, Mason, Oa. . ages " nsmt"Prt asceti MArirm Bone, Natches. howee E. F. Owsis, Vicksburg. the we CALxAR F01 TMN WW.* the fe Sal ......Nov. 9-Twety-seeonld Sunday after Pea- inadv 4dsy ....Nov. 3--A11U8eul (No1v. 9).rej Te ... Nov. --St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop and eie Confessoer. WsdnSay..Nov. 5-Of the Octavo. are o 'ZThuday ...Nov. 6--Of the Octave. .... .ov.L 7- O f the Octave . Ami y ....Nov. e--Otave of AUSant. woul. To avoid unnecessary delay, all letters, ing ii communications and post-office orders Ne should be addressed "Editor Morning Star." ask t NOTICE.- Subscriberes changing their real- he is dences are requested to notify us, either per sonally at this office or by postal card. im once rT. STEPHEN'S PARIsu.-On Soniat street, in t seven blocks above Napoleon Avenue and three "Ar blocks towards the Lake, is St. Vincent's new and beautiful cemetery which belongs to St. Stephen's church. On Sunday evening, .2d me inst., at 4 o'clock, in the elegant chapel of this agel cemetery, there will be vespers for the dead, aim and a sermon by the Rev. Father Bogaerts, in vin German. On Monday, at 10 o'clock, there will jud be at the same place a solemn High Mass for pill the dead and a sermon in English by the Rev. or T. J. Abbott, C. M. ter GauNEwALD's ILs..-Wo are indebted to Mr. the Grunewald for an invitation to the grand con- ma cert in honor of the inauguration of his splen- era did new ball on Baronne street. The concert do will commence at 8 o'clook Monday evening saI next, and isto be given by the German Quar- fat tette, under the direction of their leader, E. ti Groenevelt. The interesting ceremony of the formal delivery of the Hall by the builder to ti the owner took place yesterday evening. an Nuw Muaxc.-We have received, with the ha author's compliments, a copy of the "Douce ca Esperance," by J. W. H. Eckart. It is a good production in its line, being commendable for fel varied accompaniment and brilliant measure. We understand the author is a native of our eity, quite young, and just out of school. Judging from this first effort, he will rank th high among the many excellect artiste of our city. ILLNESS OF BISlno GROSS, Of SAVANNAH.- i The Augusta Ckronicle of the 27th, says : a The physicians in attendance upon Bishop Gross having decided that his restoration to al health depended upon his spending a few months in a different climate, a number of gentlemen of the congregation of St. Patrick's ri Church, in this city, contributed, on Sunday b, and yesterday, nearly six hundred dollars to enable the Bishop to carry out the directions of at his physicians. The Bishop will reach Au- ti gusta this afternoon and remain a day or two, when he will leave for Florida. DEPARTURE OF FrATHER RYAN FOR NEW oitK.-Last Saturday evening Father Ryan received a telegraphic dispatch from Bishop P Quinlan, requesting him to repair to Albany, q N. Y., as soon as practicable. The Bishop has a been North for some months, locturing and I collecting for his Cathedral in Mobile, which he is desirous of completing at an early day, and we presume that he is anx ions to have Father Ryan's valuable services , in his arduous labors. Father Ryan left here Monday morning for Mobile, leaving which place Tuesday evening, he expected to reach Albany by Saturday night. From the foregoing statement our readers must necessarily conclude that the address promised for November 1st, at St. Patrick's Cemetery, will not be delivered. A ScaUrnP E.-A few days ago our venerable and respected fellow citizen, Patrick Irwin, Esq , President of the Hlibernia Bank, on en tering the Ilibernia Insuranco Company's oeice, was greatly surprised at finding a splen did painting of himself hanging next to that of the lamentsd lingh MlcCloskey, which has graced the walls of that institution for some time past. The surprise was complete, as Mr. Ir win's modesty had always been an insurmount. able obstacle to the faltillment of the desire of his friends to have a painting of him, and he was conscious of never having sat to an art ist. He could not, therefore, imagine how the painter had found it possible to eo faithfully delineate his features and expression. We presume, however, that ere this he has dis covered the secret from those of his admirers who conceived and brought to so happy a con closion the plot which preserves to this city so excellent a representation of one of its most respected citizens. The painting will remain in the Insurance office as a testimonial of the great services which Mr. Irwin has ren dered that institution. The artist, Mr. G. D. Coulon, 37 Camp street, in this work has cer tainly achieved a triumph of which he may well feel proud, and which, with his many other excellent paintings, must give him a place at the head of his profession in this city. Tre METrRoPolI.AN.We are indebted to Mesrs. W. 3. Oooper & Coe. 85 Casal sereet, for this ex eellst fashlo meoathly for November. Every tasy sheosI get *e* Journallstic Courtesy. faith, f We must admit having experienced an emotion of surprise, In reading an article in sense the N. O. Herald, of last Sunday, entitled tribu " The Religious Revival in Europe," at to trivi encountering therein some expressions of dwced a character not very courteous to Catholics. minibe Take, for instance, the following : monb Here around us, a social condition is rapidly developing in strong analogy to that which characteri-ed the medieval ages. Fanaticism. and supnerstition have sprung to new life in munltiudinous forms. The strange old monk- We ish asceticism and desire for seclusion, is also Prof. rapidly redeveloping. The great Protstant church is more closely approximating its or- man, i ganisation to that of its mother, while the lat- on the ter is revamping all the machinery and splen dor of its loios past. The chanting ilgrims poung through France, with wraving certal anners andbranches, are seemingly as indi- of the ferent to the teachings and tenets of science as those upon the road to Meooa, or they who and w long ago followed Peter the Hermit on his as spa heroic mission. gentle " Fanaticism and superstition" are here gide put in very suspicious juxtaposition with whide the " social condition of the medieval Prc ages " and with " the strange old monkish prty asceticism." We are inclined to believe, in its however, that this is a mere slip of thepen, have the writer having no intention of wounding come the feelings or convictions of anybody, but of it a inadvertently giving vent to the old-time 1 prejudices in which so many of our fellow the I d citizens have been reared. Pilgrimages are not expressly inventoried by him hro among these superstitions, but the context would leave them quite an equivocal stand- the I Ts ing in that respect. ther re New let us, is the most friendly way, 1. ask that writer to reflect within himself if can he ia certain that all pilgrimages are the amo er- fruit of fanaticism and superstitions. Let choi him stand apart, a moment, from the infla- in t ences of education andlook at the question its e in the light of logic and common sense. ri "Are pilgrimages necessarily fanatical and Cho t. superstitions t" It will not do to say "yes" 2d merely because there are fanatical pilgrim- Cha this ages, such as those to Mecca ; nor, again, Bah sad, simply becoause John Knox and John Cal- mB , in vin say so. Those gentlemen were good sal will judges of fanaticism, is is true, but not of al for pilgrimages, because they had traveled the sal Rev. jormer road and had not traveled the lat- hig ter. For generations they have imposed Yu SMr. their dicta, in this matter as well as in ow con- many others, upon unquestioning follow plen- era. Upon their bold assertion, impious nert doctrines have been held as faith by thou ining sands of men possessed of better minds and be nar- far better hearts than their own. But it is f, e time for such men to lay aside these tram- of Sthe mela. It is time for them to look ques- th tions like these in the face, and no longer he supinely satisfy themselves with second- ch h the hand opinions of which they have just once cause to become doubtful. good No man ought to pronounce a pilgrimage oa au for fanatical unless he knows two things; first, urwhat a pilgrimage is, and second, what ac :hool. fanaticism is. Because, a man must know rank the exact nature of two premises before he f our can compare them and say in his conclusion whether they agree or disagree. We do t not intend to argue this matter now, for we n are not sure that anyone has thrown down at ishop the -gauntlet, but we merely advise the , on to able writer in our contemporary to do jus- ti brfew to his own intelligence and set himself o rick's right. Why a pilgrim should, for the time C aday being, be less a believer in the " teachings rI ionsof and tenets of science" than at another b h Au- time, is the conundrum which we propose e two, to his speculation. We are surprised also at the narrow view yan Of the causes of this great agitation as re ported by our neighbor to exist in certain dbany, quarters. It speaks of the "revival" as op has something universal and almost incompre- t ig and hensible. It says: : Ilobile, Modern politicians and scientists are now t at an directing attention towards the extraordinary religious revival extending throughout En- i is anx rope. Never since the Crusades has a more ervices rapid, and in some sense, a more wonderful ft here change occurred in public sentiment, than is now exhibited, antl the promotive causes, whic whether spiritual, political or social, are being u reach eagerly investigated and disputed over by the many men of many minds who as aspire to be readers public teachers. address After admitting that Protestantism is atrick's shaken by the universal emotion and is moving back towards Catholic affinities, after showing that the Church of England Irwinle shares in the upheaval and that " its altars on n-. are once more brave with old puritan hor upany's rors," it asks a solution of the mystery as a splen- follows: to that Now, whence comes this inexplicable change ichhasso unexpected in its dawn, so rapid in its pro gress, so vast in promise Is it ordained of Ssome od and a special providence, as claimed by Mr.Ir- spiritual professors or has it, on the contrary, mount. een invoked as a political engine, through Lesireof which to revive the lost cause of Bourbonism de throughout Enrope, and make all political nd he roads lead to Rome an art- What a strange hypothesis is the latter ow the of these ! Bourbonism throughout Emrope ! ,ithfully Do they mean monarchy in general ? The n. ie suggestion is preposterous, for they who as dishould then invoke the movement are the ae most bitterly opposed to it. They have his city evoked it truly, but by way of reaction a of its against their tyranny and not in response to eg will their inducement. The greatest enemy of imonil the movement and the greatest champion of has ron- personal government is one and the same r. . 1. man--Bismarck. Do they mean the Boar has cer- bon dynasty in France t Then how ac he may count for the upheaval in Germany and ny other Switzerland, the movement in the Church >lace at of England, the revolution at work in Pro testantism Y What has all this to do with bted to a political game to seat Henry V. on the O thIs x- French throne. e'ry · y We cannot blame those who have net faith, for failing to se the hand of God In the affairs of men, but mere common We I sense ought to guard them against at- of late tributing great and mysterious phenomena been a to trivial causes. We all know how absurd ant is was that labor of a mountain which pro- Ellen 4 dnced only a mouse. It it equally inad- shire, missible to attribute the convulsion of a dist pi mountain to the struggles of a mouse. which Fontaine on Education. the pr lately We republish to-day a communication of her l Prof. Edward Fontaine a Protestant clergy- somet man, addressed to some of our city dailies etc., a on the subject of Public Education. We marks particularly commend to the attention of by a I certain so-called liberal Catholics several torati of the five principles which he lays down, Mrs. o and we ask them to listen to common sense quite s as spoken by an honorable and fairly inclined a mir e gentleman, though they contemptuously set of on h aside the teaching of our holy Pontiff breat which is to the same effect. her. Prof. Fontaine holds that the public pro- Nc perty of a Republican state and the money her in its treasury, belong to the eitizens. They nine have a strict right, under every rule of Ig common honesty, to their individual shares othe of it or to the benefits of its application' Mrs, It follows from this that any attempt by and the State authorities to dictate to them for ea how they shall apply their share of it is Mr. xt arrogant and tyrannical whenever it can l practically be made a matter of choice. In darl the matter of State policy and public order there can of course be but one way. There ticil if can not possibly be two systems of laws, Cat he or a variety of Governors and Legislatures, ligh he among whom people could take their mi choice. This would be an impossibility In- in the nature of things, because -'Law," by its very definition, excludes the idea of 011 and choice, and Government, by its definition, the es" implies supremacy without a rival' If it were possible to give everybody his eta choice in these matters, it ought to be done. sin, But it is not possible and therefore the of majority controls. But can the same be of ood said of education. Is there any good and he St of valid reason why a man may not have the to same freedom in choosing the teacher for lat- his children as in choosing their doctor. oied You say that he pays the doctor with his bl own money ; but Prof. Fontaine answers low- that the school fund is his own money. It hog- is but a fiction of law to suppose that it a1 and belongs to the State. The State is every it is body. It is a mean and contemptible piece of ram- tyranny to coerce a man in the application of his share of the public money, when ines there is no absolute necessity for it. It ,nger has indeed been fashionable for casuists to ond- claim a show of reason in this matter by C saying that Common school education could not be so ef.iciently promoted with- ei nage out concentrating all its means in a system first, controlled in every detail by the State u wh authorities. The bad faith of this picture ehe is, however, shown by the experience of re Texas, Savannah, New York, and many of e do the great nations of Europe where denomi r we national schools are working with complete down success. d Another principle laid down by the Pro m the fessor is that it is "wrong to force a parent r jus- to send a child to a school whose teaching ' meself or religious or moral influence he does not time conscientionsly approve." To this they I hinge reply : " We do not force any one to send other his children to the public schools." True opose enough so far as physical force goes, but false so far as double taxation can go. If a rview man cannot afford, after paying his school as re- tax, to pay tuition at a private school and ertain therefore sends his children to the public ll" as schools against his will, he is, to that ex upre- tent, coerced. It is not so open an attack upon the rights of conscience as it would be ' 10w to send his child under an escort of police, to of Eu- a place where it would be taught doctrines Smore that its fether considers immoral or than is blasphemous, but it is a more ingenious causes, mode of attaining the same end. And by the the principle of wrong is the same whether e to be positive immorality is taught or morality . is merely left untaught. ism is We know that there are many Protes tants who cannot see the force of Mr. uities, Fontaine's reasoning and the justice of his grounds, but in this country the day of i altars bigoted opposition to Catholicity, and that by foul means if necessary, is over. There tery as are millions, of course, who would not stop at any injustice, to hamper the pro itsafoe gress of the Church, but public opinion no ime of longer suenstainLe them as it did a few years ago. We are aware, too, that there is a hrgh sprinkling of real Protestants in the Church rbosni itself, men who have the audacity to call oliticl themselves Catholics, but do no hesitate to a latter treat with contempt the teaching of the Snrope! Pope on this point, and indeed, on others SThe if it suits them so to do. Bnt the army of ey who God will march successfully onward, un are the impeded either by the open opposition of ey have unscrupulous enemies, or the treachery of reaction pretended friends. ponse to Man relies far more than he is aware for iemy of comfort and happiness on woman's tact aplon of and management. He is so accustomed to these that he is unconscious of their worth. he same They are so delicately concealed, and yet Boar-so ceaselessy exercised, that he enjoys bow ac- their effect as he enjoys the light and at n and mosphere. He seldom thinks how it would be with him were they withdrawn. He Church fails to appreciate what is so freely given. in Pro- He may be reminded of them now and do with then; he may complain of intrnusion or in Sterferene; but the frown is smoothed away by a gentle hand, the murmuring lips are stopped with a cress, and the manage ave not ment goes on. protestant Miracles. Ltter We have been considerably taken aback the of late by several miracles claimed to have To been wrought in favor of certain Protest- $=100 ** ant ladies. One of these ladies is Mrs. the Mo Ellen C. Sherman of Pierpoat, New Hamp- ledged. shire, wife of Rev. Moses Sherman, Metho- article dist preacher of that place. The account 21st in which we have seen circulating through place 1 the press is to the effect tiat Mrs. S. was made c lately very ill, could not raise her hand to The pr her mouth, was subject to intense pain, up in sometimes even to the point of delirium, Aloysil etc., when all of a sudden there was a re- ther T markable " change for the better followed ihor by a rapid progress towards complete res toration," and this without apparent cause. Mrs. Sherman herself writes and publishes quite a long account of the event, claiming tinned a miraculous care through the direct agency has re of our Saviour present at her bedside and pret breathing upon her face, though unseen by behall her. He ha Now, it appears that the Methodists of dollar y her community accept her account as gen- frieyt u uine, and recognize the miraculous char- tort acter of the event, while members of the phae other sects can't see it. They say that econe Mrs. Sherman got well from natural causes made and that her mind was distempered by the Ta force of her disease. Singular to say, Rev. hour Mr. Sherman, who ought to know a good ctDy deal about the affair, appears to keep quite well, dark in relation to it. in at .er in a re We do not seriously discuss the anthen- seveb re ticity of this pretended miracle. In the we ' Catholic Church alleged miracles are not last ir lightly accepted as genuine. They are most critically examined and subjected to by every test of reason and science which the of experience of many centuries has suggested ago as available. If after the severest scrutiny a c there is found any possibility of question- low his ing them, they are rejected. The mere wos statement of Mrs. Sherman unaccompanied aen the by corroborating proof, by certificates of diff of medical men, by evidence of circum- ext be stances showing the utter impossibility of clos and her uonre by natural causes, etc., amounts nec to absolutely nothing. The presumption the for against miraculous interposition is too rel his strong to be overcome by such questionsa- Ca ble proof. nu ryi But the striking fact about the affair is Tb the avidity with which the Methodists have de swallowed the fable. This is so much the lie ry- more strange that the Methodists have been ve te of as scornful as other Protestants in referring tk tien all modern miracles to imposture, and as th uncompromising in declaring that " the ut to day of miracles is over." The Church of Christ is constantly giving proof of its a by sanctity in the miraculous manifestations f wtion which God makes through His most favor- ex stem ed servants. The Protestant world to a of te man disclaim the slightest belief in these is state miracles, because if they admit them, they o] tare must admit the sanctity of that Church tl against which they rebel. To save them y of selves from the necessity and danger of t1 omi- going into an examination of these events, they create an axiom to the effect that the Pro- day of miracles is ever. They have no a arent reason on earth for the saying, except con- t hing venience, yet it is advanced with easuch an s not air of certainty that millions of unwary they people take it for granted and never dream send of inquiring further. True But now that one of their own sects thinks t it has a chance of proving its own sanctity % If a through a miraculous interposition of God, 1 ,chool how quickly it forgets the cherished dogma 1 and about the " day of miracles!" How sud pnblic denly it comes to a knowledge that there t ex- can yet be miracles in the Methodist ittack Church, and how enthusiastically its mem aid be bere jump at the distempered fancies of a ce, to delirious sister as full and complete proof trines establishing their pretension ! ral or Truly our Protestant brethren are getting nions demoralized. First they permitted cushions And in their pews, then organs in their choirs, Nothen fiddles, then crosses on the outside of ether the meeting houses, now they are adopting miracles, and next they will probably got 'rotes- up a Pope of their own, and prove concle Of Mr. sively that he wears the genuine ring of St. of his Peter. lay of BISror QUINLAN IN ALIAN'Y, N. Y.-On ad that Sunday last, Right Rev. Bishop Quinlan, of Mobile, by request of Rev. Father Doran, There visited St. Ann's Church and took up a collec Id nt tion to aid in completing the cathedral at Mbobile. During the Mass. the Right Rev. e pro- Iishop delivered a beautiful sermon upon lonno "Mary, the Mother of God." IHe showed the intimate relation that existed betwcen the years second person of the Blessed Trinity and the e is a Virgin Mother, the respect in which she was h eld by her Divine Son, and her place in Chrch Heaves as Mother of God. IIe also explained to call how her intimacy with our Lord was for the itt benefit of mankind; our appeals to her were always heard by the Son, and whatever she of the interceded for, was granted; that Christianity other was based on the truth that Mary was the MIother of God, for if Christ who died on the rmy of Cross of Calvary was God made man, Mary rd, un- must have been the Mother of God. If Mary's Son was not Christ the second person of the Trinity, then Christianity was nothing more hery of nor less than a delusion. At the end of the sermon, he spoke of the impoverished condition of the diocese, the number of Catholic souls in are for it not exceeding twelve thousand, while he a had but fifteen Priests to attend to their spir 's tact itual wants. His cathedral, which was begun med to over thirty years ago, is still unfinished. It worth. looks more like an old building going to rui. and yet than a building not yet completed. It is enjoys without towers and exterior ornamentation. ad at- During the late war, by the explosion of a Swould magazine, its windows were destroyed, and it . He took $7,000 to repair the damages; and now S that something must be done, he was com given. pelled to call on the more wealthy Catholics of S nd the North. His appeal to the people of St. IAorin- Ann's was properly responded to, and the d away amount collected speaks well for the charity lipsare of the Pastor and his fock.-Albasy Reflector. g Celestial timber--Sunbeams. Letter of Aeknowledgmenl t From Ihrepert. SBnRvEPOT, October 24th, 1873. To the Edltor of the Morning Star: Re My Deer Fremnd.-The liberal donation of $100 sent by the St. Aloysins Society through van, Oc the MonIxNo STAR office, is gratefully acknow hic mis ledged. You will find herein enclosed a short article taken from the Shreveport Times of the 21st inst. Some Catholic gentlemen of this engage place had it published to show the use to be from made of the money which comes to me direct. The prayers of many orphans will be offered appreb up in behalf of the good young men of St. Friday Aloysiae Society, Holy Trinity Church, in be- from £ half also of their Spiritual Direotor, Rev. Fa- to his ther Thevis, and of cheir President, C. Haw- rites a vichoret. Yours, in our Lord. 8aturd J. J. Durro, S. J. was b The article from the Shreveport Times, men- Sunda tioned by Father Duffo, is as follows: neighl FoR TiE ORPANs.--The Rev. Father Daffo pious has received a kind letter from the Catholic Fatl i priest of Yazoo city, Mis., the Rev. Father Lcorre, wh promise to make an appeal in West 'behalofof the suffering people of Shreveport. loge c He has received also the sum of thirty-three this d f dollars through the Poatoffice, sent by MrsCol Mary O'Flanagan, Charleston, Mas. The Co friends of the Rev. Father Duffo advise him of 18( to use the money which comes to him directly, and tl for the renting of some house where the or- He Sphaus might be congregated; it will be more it economical, and will spare him the trouble to pedal provide for so many applications which are dce made to him every day. andes T0 THe EPIDEMIC.-During the last forty-eight to edt .hours a few new cases were reported in the eat . hity and a considerable number in thecountry. His d Most of the cases in town were doing very ward to well, but we hear of some being seriously ill man: in the suburbs, where the disease is still raging in an epidemic form. At the convent there are for I 1- seven patients, all doing well yesterday. As estee we have said before it does not look as though offer we would get clear of the pestilence until the ot last one subject to it has been taken down. eni re meni to ST. VINCENT DE PAUL'S PARasn.-Our read- his hers well know the difficult task imposed on justi ee the venerable Father Foltier some few years (Dat ago, in assigning to him the work of erecting ny a church and forming a congregation in the Gi )n- lower portion of the old Third District. This time are work was the more difficult as the resi- was led dents of that portion our fair city are of engi of different nationalities, thus, to a certain the im- extent, rendering almost impossible that excl of close union among the people which is so port Lats necessary for the energetic prosecution of wh: works of magnitude. Besides this, many of in t the English speaking families are divided in it i religious matters, some of the members being val ma- Catholics while others are Protestants; the dul natural result, of course, of mixed marriages. the r is The Rev. Father has, indeed, cause to be I lave deeply grateful to many of the heads of fami- act the lies in his parish, who are not Catholics, for p )een very liberal assistadtce; still, in many cases Sh ring the same fervor and zeal do not exist nor can Sh I as the ends in view be so easily realized as where of the unity of Faith exists. In spite of these great of h of obstacles, however, Father Foltier has been f its enabled to erect a fine brick church costing gr $60,000 and a presbytery; to establish schools for boys and girls, and to organize several So. es veo- cieties for the benefit of his people. The one rJ to a of these most specially deserving of mention pa hese is that for boys, which, while giving them an v they opportunity of amusing themselves, enables uarh them to learn music, etc. The constant drain hem- upon his resources which is made to support :r of these several important works, leaves the Rev. ts, Father little, if anything, wherewith to pay p t the the interest on the parish debt, which amounts o to a considerable sum, not to say anything a e no about reducing the principal. Considering c con- this fact, the ladies of his parish design hold :h an ing a fair about the end of January next, the wary proceeds of which will be devoted towards t ream paying the debt of the parish. Should the fair a prove a complete success, we understand that I hinks the Rev. Father intends erecting a steeple in ictity which he will have placed a large clock for the God, benefit of the residents of the neighborhood. 1 t ogma As the " Apostfeehip of Prayer" and other end- Asssociations in honor of the Sacred Heart of there Jesue are rapidly multiplying among us, it 'odiet may be agreeable to Pastors, Superiors of Re- i nem- ligious Orders, Heads of Catholic Institutions a of a and others, to learn that the Central Director of proof the Apostleship in the United States is author ized to give Diplomas of Aggregation. vetting Conformably to an ordinance approved and shions confirmed by our Holy Father, Plus IX, " all the faithful affiliated to the Apostleship, thereby side of share in the Indulgences and other favors granted to the Archconfraternity of the Sacred opting Heart," writhout any further aggregation ichatso ily got 'rer. onclt"- The Messenger of the Sacred Heart" is the of St. organ of the Apostleship, and publishes every month a full list of " petitions " and " favors Y.-On granted." The rate of subscription is $2.00 lan, of annually. Doran, The Diplomas, the Mcsasenger and " Catechisnms collec- of Devotion to the Sacred Heart and of the Alpos it et. fleship," can be had by applying to the local pon Directors, whose namres may be found on the ed the inner page of the cover of the Messenger, or to and the REV. 13. SESTINI, he was Central Director of the Apostlebhip, lace in Woodstock College, Howard County, Md. plained for the er were "To CATHOLIC PARENTs-A TIMELY WARN o .r she ueo."-Such is the heading of a circular issued tan by the Cadets of the St. Aloysins Total Absti on the nence Association, in which they admonish , Mar3 parents, if they wish to save their sons from of the the drunkard's fate, to enroll them at once g more under the banner of Total Absetinence. " In of the my visitations," says Archbishop Bayley, "I souls in have been accustomed to warn the young in hile he particular against acquiring the habit-to ir spir- avoid taking the first step in a path which le I leads to so much vice and misery." We hope to rin that the admonition so opportunely given by I. Itis the youths of the St. Aloysius Association utation will not be permitted to pass unnoticed by and it parents and others charged with the morael nd now and spiritual care of the young. si Coi For time and place of Meeting see notice in a of St. our special column. and the charity A welcome visitor in every household is the Pefeceor. Catholic Family Almanac," whose arrival we are glad to see announced in the card of the publisher, Mr. Cs.. D. Elder, 184 Camp streett. Deas of Natches. DEATHn o A PraIST. Rev. Anthony J. Strake, pastor of Brookha ven, Lincoln County, Mississippi, died Satur day, Oct. 18th, at Osyka, Pike County, Miss., in his missionary district. His death was very unexpected. He was engaged in his missionary duties to Wednea day afternoon, teaching Catechism each day from Sunday to Wednesday both included. Thursday he was sick, but nothing serious was apprehended, until be booame unconsoious Friday night. One of the Redemptorist Fathers, from St. Theresa's Retreat, Chatawa, e to his assistance, and administered the last rites of the church, remaining with him till Saturday afternoon. Be deidat U w. M. He was buried in the cemetey of St. Theresa's, Sunday afternoon, masy of the Catholios of the neighborhood attending at the funeral and the pious ladies covering his coffin with fowers. Father Strake was born near Munster, in Westphalia. He studied at the American Col lege of Louvain, in Belgaim, and arrived in this diocese in May 1867. He was stationed at Columbus, Lowndes County, until the summer of 1869, when he took charge of Brookbaven and the surrounding missions. He was a priest of great energy: and heoea a pecially devoted his labors to the Catholic * education of the children under his care. He underwent great fatigues and much privation to establish a Catholic school in Brookhaven. y, His devotion to this duty, his great charity to wards every person in distress, and his amiable manners in his intercourse with everyone, won - for him the affection of his people, and the is esteem of all who knew him. When Mass was h offered for him at Brookhaven, almost the entire congregation approached the Sacra ments and offered their Holy Communion for d- his repose. " They that instrucet many to on justice, shall shine as stars for all eternity l" are (Daniel xii. 3.) Drg the Ga. Josxnr E. JonaTsron'S Boox.-Some his time since (says the Sarannah News) a rumor ei- was current that Gen. Joseph E. Johnston was of engaged on a history of the late war-betw sin the States. The following paragraph from our hat exchanges go to conirm the truth of the re so port. A book on the war by General Johnston, of who bore so conspicuous and important a part of in that struggle, even though, as is intimated, I in it is confined to his own campaigns, will be a ,ing valuable contribution to history, which will be the duly appreciated at the North as well as by ges. the Southern people. The Baltimore Sun says: be It is announced that a careful and deliberate i- ccount is about to be published from the pen of General Joe Johnston of the events which for preceeded his removal from the command of ascs the Southern forces operating against General can Sherman in Tennessee and Norther n Georgia Military men, it is said, ave long been aware here of the decisive effect of that removal in favor reat of General Sherman and of the Union cause. been The New York Sun has the following pars ting graph on the same subject: !ools At last we are to have from one of the great o- eat-perhaps the reatest-of Sonthern clern one rals his account of the war. We refer to Gas Joseph E. Johnston, whose history of his can ution paigns is soon to be published in an octavets San volume by Mr. Appleton. It is to be embel ae lished with portraits of distinguished ofsee and maps of the various scenes of operationsa drain pport The German "Old Catholles," after re Rev. jecting the Vatican Council, seem to be 3 pay possessed by a mania for holding councils ounte of their own. Their frequency, and the thing admission of gentlemen holding every spe leriog es of religious belief, from the RBuso bold- Greek Pope and the Anglican Bishop the Liberal Protestant, whose faith is bu t, the one degree removed from that of the rards tionalist, seem, in their minds, to compen e fair sate for the want of genuine Catholielty Ithat The last of their new-fangled " councils took place in September, at Constance I pe in Switzerland. The entire "Old Cathode or the hierarchy, consisting of the new Bishop rhood. Reinkens, was present. As usual, the o torical trio, Reinkene, Schulte and Fried other rich, furnished the chief entertainmen ,art of The usual song of Papal aggression an us, it Jesuit intrigue was sung; in fact the of Re- seem to be the only strings to their violin utions t may interest our readers to know th tor of Schulte claims 14,000 followers for th movement in Prussia, 13,000 in Bava nthor- 9,000 in Baden, and a few elsewhere, an then, with entire disregard for the rules ed and arithmetic, figures up a sumtotal of 50,000 "all Still, granting them their 50,000, whe a effrontery on Bismarck's part to acknow' hereby ledge this fraction of the 15,000,000 Cath favors olics of Germany as the Catholic Churci Sacred of the Empire ! Even the arithmetical fee rhatso- performed by the religions newspalpe known as the Church and State, and pub i lished in New York, would hardly help the matter much. Reinkens himself, we se every if the reports may be trusted, put down favors his following at 5,000. Herr Schulte, byl is $2.00 rapid addition of unknown quantities Va rived at 50,000 as his sum total; Churd o by 4, and announces that there are not e local 200,000 Old Catholics in Germany. Thi on the sort of addition, we suspect, is always as r, or to companied by a somewhat dangerous pm cess of subtraction, by which the amonf~ carried over to the new total is withdrw from the accountant's own honor and e Md. respect.-Catholic Review. WARN- The Paris correspondent of an ol" issed medical journal gives the following Aeti- scription of a new method for fatten fowls. The birds, which consist of e monish mon fowls, ducks, and turkeys, are e asfrom fined in small open stalls, which .re. at once large enongh to receive them, and in w e " in they are so fastened that they can h. y, "I move. Here they are fed with an embilhd ong in composed of milk and oatmeal, wbioa. pumped into their gizzards at stated boil5 b lt-to This is all the food they get, and, with i which exception of the ducks, which are alld fe hope a little water, they have no other dtioL Tivenby he fowls are taken at from three tO ociation months old, sad are fattened in from two1 cetyto eighteen day, ata trifling cost. e moral BsT AvD OLDEBT FxLY MBDICE.*' for'. LIer IngWoreorr- purely Veetable C- Y* ' otie in and Tonic-for DgspepaIl, Conspitlon. Dobtii, HeAuahe. illous Attacks, and san dorSlfleng Liver, Stomach and Bowels. k your Du Kr. Chas. A new fall de an be pumhasd ehdap IYvy mss 55 Nss SWOrr t.