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FIW OLNJAJW, SUNDAT.NOVEYMIBER9. I3. 9o0ingI CATHOLIC INT3LLGIOZC- J CONSECRATION OF TlHE ARCIIDocrS OF BALTI- C "MOR3 TO TUE SACRED HEART OF JEsUS. it On last Sunday, the twentieth after Pen- h cost, and-the feast of the Maternity of the Most Blmed Virgin Mary, the Archdiocese of Baltimore was most solemnly conseerated to the Sacred Hleart of Jesus. In every church and at every mission the solemn offering wasS rmade, and all the splendors of the Ritual and all the feior of the clergy and the faithful were brought into requisition, in order that I the consecration might be made a meet, right, and acceptable frank-pledge to the loving Heart of our Divine Lord. From the old Met roptan rn Church to the smallest church of this historio and venerable Archdixcee, the bolocaust of praise, thanksgiving, and cons, e cratiol was simultaneously offered up to the Most High. Catholics rejoiced at the new manifestations of loyalty which o many thou, ands made; the enemies of the Church. whose f usual weapons are scoffs and sneers, now felt i the added rage of disappointment in beholding ( the gathering together of such vast multitudes of souls in the cause of Catholic unity and love. All have read the inspiring Circular Letter of our Most Rev. Archbishop, in which, fol lowing the expressed intention of his vener sted predecessor, his Grace ordered the solemn consecration which we witnessed on last Sun. day. In that Letter we were told that the Hloly See had enriched the Devotion to the Sacred Heart by many special indulgences; and that not only had many provinces, but whole coun tries been dedicated to it. The rich blessings which God has showered down upon the heads of those who devovutly practice the Devotion, have proved that it is most pleasing to the Most High. The Mest Rev. Archbishop not only or dered this consecration as a testimony of our gratitude to our Divine Lord for the many blessings He has bestowed upon us, but as a means of promoting a religion peculiarly suit ed to the wants of the faithful in these peril ous times. How universally and devoutly llis Grace's loving children responded to the fatherly call, let the outponuring of the congregations on last SandaLy attest. The Cathedral was literally pi.kevd wth thousands of the faithful. The sauitm- sene around the altar, the magnificent umuis -t si~ eh-Lr, the Adorable Sacrifice of the 1tLsa, L: Grace being celebrant, the able .amd ioltun n wermon of Father Wayrich, the Ipr:wu',Y i u s iycrs ated people, all ascended uti rai, C!r,l'i. ,: Grace as a beautiful votive irt'rungi, e:r,,pi. s-r to the solemn consecra vrmun v 'ss, IncUc:h the Archbishop read at the en-i Sone Mas. The a:lar was beautifully decorated with natural slower., which mingled their tints with the glow of hundreds of tights. The Arch bishop and priests were arrayed in their rich eat vestments, and the seminarians, to the number of over fifty were present in their cas socks, and the vast congregation in the back ground, which filled up every part of the Ca thedral, all were united in the solemn scene of adoration and prayer. The Most Rev. Archbishop Bayley celebrated s tthe Grand Pontifical High Mass, msisted by the following clergymen: Grand Deacons of Honor. Rev. Wm. Starr, Chancellor of the Archdiocese, and Rev. H. Volz, assistant pas tor of the Cathedral- assistant priest, ery Rev. J. P. Dubruel, 'resident of St. Mary's Seminary; deacon of the Mass, Rev. P. Disses; sub-deacon, Rev. P. Chapon; and master of ceremonies, Rev. J. A. MeCallon; all of St. Mary's Seminary.-lialtiamore Mirror, October 25. A IIAUTIFtL SGIIT.-TWELVE HUNDRED CIIIL DREN CONFIRMED AT THE NEW YORK CATIIO LIC PROTECTORY. On Thursday. October 16, the Most Rev. Archbishop McClosky v isited the Catholic pro tectory, Westchester, for the purpose of ad ministering the Sacrament of Confirmation to the youthful inmates of that institution-male and female. As the Archbishop approached the Protectory, 1,300 boys, neatly attired, walked in procession to meet him, with ban ners flying and music playing. The ceremony commenced about 11 o clock, in the beautiful chapel of the Male Protectory. The Arch bishop, assisted by Father Quinn, Vicar-Gen eral, and the chaplain of the Protectory, ad ministered the Sacrament of Confirmation to e00 boys. The ceremony of Confirmation is always an imposing and impressive spectacle, but the visitors t0 the Potectory on this ocaon sion were more than edified as they beheld the young soldiers of the cross, kneeling, two by two, at the foot of the altar, to be confirmed. At the close of the ceremony the Archbishop delivered a brief address to those who had re ceived the Sacrament, exhorting them to be true to God, who had bestowed such signal fa. vors upon them, and to be grateful to the good Brothers who had watched then, day and night with loving care, and prepared them for Con firmation. After imparting the episcopal ben ediotion his Grace, attended by father Quinn, Father Kearney, Brother Paulian, and Brothel Jelion, proceeded to the Female Protectory, which stands hard by. Hereo the Archbishop administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to four hundred girls, and concluded the cere mony with his wonted eloquence, bestowings merited eulogy on the Sisters of Charity. Ac. oompanied by Father Quinn, Brother Paulian, Brother Humphrey and Brother Jelion, he ell the Protectory about 3 o'clock, and visited the novitiate of the Christian Brothers. The ma jority of those who were confirmed received their first Communion on the same day. Amon; those present, we noticed Father Quinn, Vicar General; Father Kearney, iBrother Paulian Provincial of the Christian Brothers; Brothel Humphrey, Director of Manhattan College Brother Jelion, Rector of the Prrotectory; Ilro ther Adrian, Vice-Rector; Dr. Anderson, and others.-Nctc York Irish American. CONVERSION. On Sunday, October 12th, the Archbishop ol Cincinnati, administered the Sacrament oi Confirmation ii the church of St. Bridget Xenia, Ohio. On this occasion Mr. Samuel iwtng, a well known and most estimable oiti zen of the town, was received into the Church This gentleman, says the Catholic Telrgrap-, "had been baptized, by sprinkling, in the Episoopal Church, at the age of sixteen. Ar riving at the maturer age he carefully investi gated the claims of Presbyterianism, Methe ism. etc. but being dissatisfied, he turned to the Catholic Church, read its standard books, soughtinMtruetions, prayed for light and grace divine, whioh are always granted to the earn aest inquirer. With an educated, firm, conseci entious vooice, he read the profession of faith on his knees before the altar, amid the deepest stillness of the audienoe, received absolution from heresy and oonditional baptism with all the ceremonies. After Vespers and Benedic tion, Mr. Ewing was confirmed with another most respectable oonvert, Mr. Walker, and ninety-three others, inoloding several young men, citizens of Xenia, and youth of the church school. The N. Y. Wlorld has supplied an omis sion in the Tribune' report of the sessions of the Evangelical Alliance. The latterjournal overlooked a statement of Rev' Professor Astie, which the World thinks ahould be recorded. The words are few but they are: true and suggestive, though not very flat tering to the wisdom of the preachers who gathered in New York to reorganize Pro testantism on an impossible basis for new conquests. "But two active organized re ligious forces exist," said this candid.mem ber of the Evangelical Alliance, ' Infl delity and Romanism. Protestantism is Sdead for all offensive movements," . , The Catholic MiseonUs4 Colored Amerceans. (Prom the Brooklyn Catholic Review.) Through the kindness of the faculty of St. M Joseph's Foreign Missionary College, Mill Hill, we have received from the rector, Very Rev. Canon Benoit, the report of that educational be institution, in whose success all Catholicse, but more especially those of the United States, have a deep and prominent interest. This W' report we are not able to give in full, but from tb it we have selected some points which may p1 advantageoasly be borne in mind. to Of the first inspiration of this Catholio mia cl sion to our colored brethren, we shall imitate fo the report, and say nothing. The story is al- f ready familiar to our readers. The idea was blessed by the Father of the Faithful, and its e 1171 the first pious missionaries of St. Joseph's gi Society vowed before God to be forever " the it Fathers and Servants of the Blacks, and to ni undertake no other work that might withdraw ei them from their special mission." They sailed ei for Baltimore, where Archbishop Spalding re- m ceived them with open arms, and in the name of his brethren of the episcopate, added his b blessing to those which they brought withem b from the bishops of the Old World. The pub lie has heard little of their work since then, f exept through the murmurings of the nodis- n guised dismay of the enemies of the faith, who a appreciate as well as we can the glorious mis- i4 sion that awaits them-glorious in its dificul ties, its opportunities and its certain success. But if their work, as the work of the Catholic missionary always is, has been silent and with out parade, it has also been effective, and the re port is able to say, " The success whioh has 0 hitherto attended the labors of the missions- v ries has been far beyond expectation, both in respect to conversions and to the establish- t ment of works of piety and education. The confident affection of the colored people, who now say that they have got their own 'priests,' has been fully secured and abundantly testi fled to by the generosity and affectionate man noier in which they responded to every appeal. . A second chapel, formerly a Baptist meeting house, has also been opened in another part of Baltimore." The little band of missionaries has already sent one of its members, a victim to typhus fever, contracted in the discharge of his apostoltd tattes, to pl-ea7tt er causeT heaven. Two others have come from St. Jo t seph's to ill his place and cooperate with those already in the field. They have opened a high school for colored boys, the first Catholic es Stablishment of the kind opened in America. f Among the lay Brothers are two colored. The Brothers are employed in teaching and cate chizing. Clearly the missionaries, in a little over a year, have laid the foundations of a Sgrat and promising work. Our readers will remember the extremely able articles which our special correspondent, 0 Mr. William Lummis, wrote last winter from the South to the Catholic Jieriew on the chbarac ter of the Southern negro and the probability of his conversion to the Church. The report briefly confirms the opinion then put forward of the admirable adaptibility of the Church 0 for the elevation and Christianization of the negroes. It says: "The colored people are inclined to piety and religion, and if they had 1 Catholic priests devoted to their service a large harvest of souls would be gathered in. We have been urgently invited to establish our selves in the midst of a number of black pop Snelations in different dioceses, and it is a duty publicly to confess in this report that there is t no other impediment in the way of our accept a once of these invitations than the waet of suf 7 fcient means to educate and prepare a larger ' number of laborers for the work." And again, . in another place it says, "They are free from of those intellectual vices which have deeply t traced an expression of peculiar malice upon the faces of modern society. No work can be :L- dearer to the Sacred Heart than that of o- preaching the Gospel to a people which is sim ple-minded and inclined to believe, but humble, v despised and cast out by men. either they nor their fathers hare rejected the known truth. They are involved in no guilt of apostasy like the peo t le of other nations. Hunted and treated like l beasts their fathers were caught or purchased ed for the value of worthless baubles or for rum id and gunpowder and reduced to slavery. And 'till the other day it was illegal and a punish n- able offence to teach them, even though they had acquired freedom to read and write." h- The Society hopes that in the immediate fi ture their American mission will be the seed of d the faith in Africa. This, perhaps, is looking to very far ahead. But there can be no doubt that as the resources of the Society increase, le its missionaries will work such wonders in the le, South that we may not despair of seeing what the we may call superfluous force diverted into SAfrica. y Several important letters from American l'ishops are published in the report commend 0 ing the work. One of these from the late b IBishop of Savannah, Mgr. l'ersico, contains the valuable statement that the colored men od will give a richer harvest of souls than can be 1ht reaped in the Eust Indies. This i4s stated on an experieapo of sixteen years in the East In dies and four in America. Bishop Quinlan, of n° Mobile, believes that " as the delirium of their her suddenly acquired freedom is fast passing ry, away, leaving them in cooler and better dispo ' sitions to hear the word of Eternal Life, no 0on more favorable time to begin the conversion of the non-Catholic colored people of these re-States could in God's good providence be afforded than at the present." The Arch a, bishop of Cincinnati says, " we hail with et gladness and hope the Star from the East the which promises to guide the colored people of the United States to the knowledge and love red of the Saviour. It rises in England and il lumines the West. England originated and na America perpetuated negro slavery. The two countries now unite to render tardy justice to her the African race-tardy, but effectual." ie The present condition of St. Joseph's College iof is not wholly satistabtory, owing to the want rd of funds. There are many demands for admis sion, especially from Germany, since the perse cution. At present there are in the college three deacons, four sub deacons, one in minor of orders, and six promoted to the tousnrate, of seven other students have not been called to Set, orders yet. Nine candidates have been re nel cently admitted, but other subjects entirely ti- eligible have been refused on the ground just 'ch. stated, and must be refused until benefactors 4, contribute £10 a year, required from each he student. The report points out with regret r- and sorrow that our English brethren are a ti- little negligent in contributing to this work, ho and shows that it actually receives more from to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith re, than it gives back. The following is rather ce surprising when we remember the truly Catho n- lie leeling we have been accustomed to attrib ci- ate to our English brethren, who properly th declare in words, and many of them show it ast in deeds, "they are first Catholics." We ion quote from the Report: "It is not out of place all here to refer to the reason which has been ic assigned by some estimable persons for not er contributing. They say that St. Joseph's Col n-d lege is not an English work, because it re n ceves and edocates a number of foreigners. ch To this we reply, let Englishmen with voca tions present themselves in greater numbers than they do and they shall be received with is open arms. iut ,rhile millions are perishing see cannot 'ait for Englishmen." To the rebake of contained in the liues we have italicized, no al thing need be added. r There are many readers of the C,atholic lIe be ri~er who would desire, and some, doubtless, re who are bound to do something for the colored h- man. In no way cii they do it more eftlectu Sally than by aiding St. Joseph's Society. - The London T"iesro has taking to spelling - the word " banOs" with only one m, and - one of its contemporaries aecusea it of is "seeking to Americanize our English by arbitrary and revolutionary innovations. siters of Charity. Five Sisters of Charity have died in Memphis of yellow fever contracted while ca waiting on those sick of that disease. A st good act done without ostentation must pl be beautiful In the eyes of heaven. We w find a violet In some far away recess of the ol woods, in some lonely glen, or clinging to bi the precipitous side of some monntain- of places which but the advanturous hunter w looks upon, and even be only by the ti chances of the chase-but it is as fair in is form and color, and emits as sweet a per- Ic fume, as if daily seen and admired by the a eyes of thousands. And so it is with a ii good act. It is beautiful in and of itself; d it shines of its own light ; and though it may not be published abroad there is an v eye that sees and a heavenly hand stretch- a ed forth to reward and bless it. How I1 many such unheralded deeds of love and o mercy, dictated by the most disinterested a benevolence, are now being performed in p our city, may never be known. We have found out enough, however, to learn how I much of the pure gold of true mauhood, a and of noble woman's gentle devotion and c long suffering, there are in mankind. The t silent watches of night testify how much c of angelic sympathy there Is, after all, in c the human heart. What a glorious halo c surrounds the head of the devoted Sister - of Charity I Not hers the lot of ordinary womankind-hard enough at best, for wo man in every station has her trials-trials that the gay world may never know, for her well-disciplined heart bids her smile when she might better weep. Not hers the sweet blandishments of home. "The primrose path of dalllanoe" the gay allurements of society, the fascina tion and intoxication of the fashionable beau monde. Not hers to drink of the cup brimming with the nectar of maternal love; to kiss the living, smiling miniature of her liege lord, to whom her heart goes out with the coming of him who is to her a world within himself; to guide and govern h a happy household, and walk down into - the reverend vale of age, leaning upon the i trained affections that sprang up and flou e rished at her bidding, in the sunshine of home, sweet home. These, and more than these, has she resigned for His sake, who, upon the Cross of Calvary, gave up Ilis y precious life to save mankind. Silently t, and unknown to the world, she goes forth m on her mission of love and mercy. Not a into the houses of the wealthy and the great-they have no need of her ministra tions. They have all the attention that money can command. Not to these does ie the meek and lowly Sister of Charity re bring the tender care of her loving and d skilful hands, the imparting courage of her e abiding faithethe noiseless attentions and careful nursing which induces the stricken r- one to believe her a ministering angel; - but to the poor and the outcast who have i no friends and are without means to buy , friendship; for in our day, alas! friend s ship is an article to be purchased with er current money of the merchant ! With n, out ostentation, without display, anxious nm lest the world should know it, eager to ly avoid an occasion of its being known, she n walks in the thorny path over which the be Saviour trod, with eyes of faith on Him, and love for the poor-His poor-in her Ie heart ! Where suffering is, there will she or be found; where sorrow, the blessing of ey her smile will be there to soften and make 0- tolerable the pangs of the wretched. The ke poorest cottage, the lowliest hovel, the ed prison dens, where the unhappy outcast m members of our race writhe in fatal, ling .b ering torture, the bed of pestilential death ey itself-things from which the strong man shrinks away in terror-are the scenes of ru- this brave and noble woman's unnaid, and, of too often, unappreciated sacrifices. She is ng the friend of those who may once have had ht friends, but now are deserted by the world. Be, With unflinching courage she braves the at pestilence, her woman's useful presence of to mindlsever deserting her, for to the last she is physician, nurse and friend to the sick an and dying. She is missed from the bed id- side of affliction only when she herself Lto needs a physician and a nurse ; and she re is turns no more to her post, because her in spirit has at last flown away to the better e land to hear the heavenly salutation, o ',Well done, good and faithful servant, of enter thou into the joy of the Lord !" eir Does there yet linger within the narrow, ng pent-up and unhealthy bounds of sectarian o- ism a spirit so mean as to sneer at or ridi no cule the splendid heroism of this woman t on If such there be, let them not dare assail se the glorious record of a Christian saint, lee lest in doing so, they mock the Christ that tb made charity for mankind, sealed with it one's life-blood, the highest testimony and of t3 po of Christian perfection.--.1emnphis Ap ve pCrl. 5o Whoever understands his own interest, Soautn is pleased with the beautiful rather 'gthin the deformed, will be careful to cher jut isll the virtue of gentleness. It requires ,is- but a slight knowledge of human nature to Be- convince us that much of happiness in life ,ge must depend upon the cultivation of this ior virtue. The man of a wild, boisterous te, spirit, who gives loose reins to his temper, to is, generally speaking, a stranger to hap re- Ipnesa; he lives in a continual storm ; the bitter waters of contention and strife are Salways swelling up in the soul, destroying Ich his peace, and imparting the baneful influ et snce to all with whom he is connected. BaHe excites the disgust and ill-will of all k, who are acquainted with his character, m and but few can be found to wish him th success in any of his undertakings. Not so or is the influence of gentleness. The virtue will assist its possessor in all his lawful ly undertakings; it will often render him it successful when nothing else could; it Ve wins the hearts of all ; it is even stronger ce thaud argument, and will often prevail n when that would be powerless and in effect ot tual. It shows that man can put a bridle ol opon his passions, that be is above the ig noble -vulgar, whose characteristic is to Sstorm and rage like the troubled ocean at rs every little adversity or disappointment that h crosses their path; it shows that he can ire soar away into the bright atmosphere of a good feeling, and live in a continual suan o0 shine, when all around him are enveloped in clouds and darkness, and driven about Slike maniacs, the sport of their own pas Ssionus. The most favorable situations in ,. life, the most lovely objects in nature, wealth, and all that is calculated to in crease the happiness of man, lose their charm upon a hearth destitute of this virtue. of lie that is slow to anger Is better than the I mighty; and be that roleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city. Wsakfulse from Ovarwork. A symptom of mental exhaustion, indi- Al cative of a very great degree of mental strain, is persistent wakefulness. The physiological cause of this condition is well understood. During excessive labor of the brain there is an increased flow of blood to the working organ, the vessels of the head and neck become distended with blood, as is shown by the flushing of Cap the face. If this condition of distension is long co-.tinned, the vessels are apt to lose the power of contracting when mental activity is diminished. Hence arises the impossibility of fulfilling the physical con ditions of sleep, the most important of which is the diminutfon of the flow of the s vital fluid to the brain. Some extraordin- F ary instances have been recorded of pro- 3 longed wakefulness as a result of mental overstrain. Boerhave mentions that when, w on one occasion, intently engaged on a particular study, he did not close his eyes H. in sleep for six weeks. Sir Gilbert Diane was informed by Gen. Pichegrue that, for a whole year, when engaged in active T i campaign, he slept but one hour in the twenty-four. These and other similar cases have probably been unconsciously exaggerated, for people often sleep with out having an after-consciousness of the r fact. It is certain that the continued de privation of any considerable part of the IM normal amount of sleep will be seriously a detrimental to health. Dr. Hammond, in r his work on sleep, mentions the case of a As a literary man in America who, for nearly a a year, while intently engaged in a favorite study, restricted his period of rest to four hours a day, and frequently less. At the end of that time the overtasking of his e mental powers was manifested in a carious He p way. lie told the physician that, though H still able to maintain a connected line of J reasoning, he found that as soon as he at t tempted to record his ideas on paper the p a composition turned out to be simply a tie- J I n sue of arrant nonsense. When in the act o of writing his thoughts flowed so rapidly e that he was not conscious of the discon - nected nature of what he was writing; but ,f as soon as be stopped to read it over lihe n was aware how completely he had misre presented his conceptions. If the language A is happened to be at all intelligible it was y sure to have no relation to the ideas lie h wished to express. Thus, wishing to ob t tain a book from a friend, he found that pi e instead of that request, he had written a. the prayer of Socrates, as given by - t Plato. a Sir Isaac Newton, in the later years of his life, suffered greatly from wakefulness. id The fact, well known' to every medical er man, that persistent sleeplessness is fre. id quently the precursor or initiatory stage In of several most intractable maladies, phy I; sical and mental, always invests the pre re sence of this indication of mental over- , iy strain with grave interest. But a contin- N d. ued course of excessive mental labor gen- o th erally manifests itself on the mind itself d h- in various ways, all more or less premoni as tory of approaching collapse. The brain to worker begins to perceive an unwonted e he want of clearness in his ideas ; work comes he gradually less easy to him; he is alarmed , at sudden awkward failures of memory rt a feeling of surfeit or disgust will steal he over him in the midst of work; lie becomes of unable to fix his attention, and latterly ke feels as if all mental energy was crushed C he out of him. Ih If these warnings of an overwrought ist brain, now speaking distinctly with the ,g- tongue disease, are disregarded, the won ith der frequently is, not that the inevitable an retribution follows, but that it should have of been so long delayed. What particular id, form the Nemesis shall assume, whether of is physical or mental disease, will be deter ad mined by accidents partly of personal ha ld. bit and temperament, and partly of inherit he ed predisposition. It is noteworthy, how of ever, that the common opinion that exces ie sive mental occupation gravitates toward 1 ck insanity, does not appear to be verified by d- facts. Indeed, one of the foremost of liv elf ing physicians doubts whether alienation !e- of mind is ever the result of overstrain. ier It is to physical, not to mental derange ter ment that excessive work of the brain gen- I ,n, erally gives rise. Insanity, he points out, it, finds the most suitable material for its I !" development among our cloddish, unedu w, cated classes; while the worst form of ,- physical diseases are originated and in ii- tensified by our educated, overstraining a Y brain-workers.-Chamber's Journal. ail t at, r at CuRious ELECrRICAL PIIINOMENON.-A ith party of surveyors belonging to the United nd States geological survey expedition of p 1872 had a novel experience on the summit of a peak near Cinnabar mountain. When - they were within five hundred feetof the top, a storm came up and they were en at. veloped in clouds. The ascent was very ier difficult, as the fragments of rock were er- sharp, and the most of them loose, sliding res from beneath the feet of the party as they to clambered upward. One of the company, ife however, succeeded in reaching the highest his point and depositing his instruments, when es he discovered that be was in the midst of an er, electrical cloud, and his feelings not being ºP- of the most agreeable sort., he retreated. be As he neared the remainder of the party re they observed that his hair was standing ug on end, as though hie were on an electrical s- stool, and they could hear a series of snap d. ping sonunde, as if he were receiving the all charges of a number of frictional electrical r, machines. Another member who attemot m ed the ascent soon received a shock which so deterred him. The peak was appropriate e ly called Electric Peak. Its altitude, as fl measured the following day, is 10,992 feet m above the sea. ail People are talking of the way in which t- the French physician, the late Dr. Nelaton, le used to perform operations. While most g- finely accurate, he was also calm to a mar to rel. One of his doctrines was that there at was no danger when a correct diagnosisl at thad been made, and when the surgeon n knew what he was about. "If yoa have of the misfortune to cut an artery," he would n- say, "remember that syncope will not oc in cur for two minutes, Oand death about as ut long after. Four minutes is four times as ,. long as is necessary to place a ligature on in a blood-veesrel, provided that you do not e, hurry." Never to hurry was one of the n- elements of his power. Once he gave voice ir to a clever paradox which deserves to be is remembered by all surgeons. 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We, the undersigned members of the committee appointed by the Board to examine the assets of the I New Or leans Mntual Insurance Asuociation, and to value the same for the purpose of reducing its capital, do hereby solemnly affirm that we have carefully and consolentiously examined said assets, each item separ. ately, as detailed in the statement now opened for examination of stockholders, in the Association's office, and that we have valued them, to the best of our know. ledge and judgment, at their respective actual value, and that we have arrived at the following result, to wit. Value on Books. Reduction. Cash on hand and in bank.... $134,927 30 Cash in hands of agents...... 8.399 85 Notes and bills receivable ..... 72J,31 (1. 167.518 19 Stocks and bonds ............ . 123.117 10 21,67 10 Real estate...... .......... 192,501 31 12,801 34 Balatcedue by insurance cjm. panies On loss ship John Parker... 19,730 (0 ..... Premiums in course of coltec tion ................. .22,188 95 20,876 00 Premiums collectable in fol lowing quarters......... 183,994 8 ...... Total assets..............1,761,540 36 Total reduction........... $131,870 53 LIABILITIES. Due in Europe Er .......... .. 1553,846 35 Notes and bills payable....... 1,490 40 Unpaid interest-d dends.... n ,e50 00 Unpaid profits on ancollected premiums of previous quar. tee ........................ 7,82" t, Ship ohubn Parker. received on account of salvage.......... 21,797 53 20. V. Joyce.................. 1,3N0 G6 E. R. Perry.................... 16 2 Unadjusted losses............. 41.000 00 Unexpired icks............... 79 91 10- 0921,210 65 Total of assets on books .....11,761,540 36 Lesn reduction above......... 131,8701 53--1,69,669 83 Deduct liabilities............. 951,210 05 Net surplus of assets..... $768,438 98 The actual net value of assets bring, as above stated, _708,458 98, we earnestly recommend that the Board take the proper steps to have the capital of the company reduced in accordance at $78 per share, to wit: Actual cap!tal, 9052 ebares, at $i!O0...........$905,200 00 Proposed reduction, $22 per share............ 199,144 00 Reduced capital. 9052 shares at $78.......$706,1 5 00 -reserving the original aesets, thus reduced, as the exclusive property of stockholders. We furthermore certify that the foregoing lists of assets and liabilities agree with the books of the Asso ciation. New Orleans, Cctober 18,. 173. LEON HAAS, JR., JOHN ROCCHI, LEON QUEYP.OUZE. A true copy : 1a19 73 ly G. LANAUX. Secretary. OFFICE OF HIBERNIA INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS. 37 Camp street.-At an election held on Monday, the 5th inst., the following named gentlemen were chosen Directors of this Company to serve for the ensuing year: Patrick Irwin. JTohn Henderson, John T. Gibbons, William Hart. Thosee. Markey, R. M. O'Brien, E. B. Brigg, J. A. Gardner, h. Hirsch J. G. Ryan, Edw'd Sweeney, A. u. Isson, Thomas King. And at meeting of the Board, held this day, JOHN HENDERSON, ]Eq.. was unanimonusly elected Presi dent, and P. IRWIN, Esq, Vice Presildent. The Board also declared out of the net profits of the puast twelve months 10 per cent interest; also 10 per cent dividend on the paid in capital, and 40 per cent dividend in premiums-the said interest and dividends, under the amended charter, to be placed to the eredit of the stook notes. THOS. F. BRAGG, Secretary. New Orleans. May 12, 1073. myl8 3 Iy BOOTS AND SHOES-HATS. OIN G. WAGNER, AT THE EIG OF THE "RED BOOT,' Corner of Ursuliues and Dauphine Streets, BOOTS, SHtOES AND BOOTEES, see8 3m VERY CHEAP. D. HURLEY, FASHIONABLE HAT AND CAP STORE, 172.......... ..oydras Street........... 172 Dewtween St. Charles and Carondelet, New Orleans. Constantlyen hand a large assortment of FINE HAT8 of the latest style. Also, Silk and Caslmere Hate. Chlldren's Fancy CAPS. mat 73 ly HOME FOR EMIORANTS. FOR SALE, OR ZXCHANGE FOR CITY PRO. PZRTY-130 Arpenta of Gn. high Prairie Land, eight mile weest of New Iberia. La.. and two mlUs tr I Opelooae Railroad. Ercellent neighborhood. Pales Waft ,M j MISCELLANEOUS ADVERTISEMENTS. GRAND LOTTERY on THEu NUN OF KENMARE, TO ESTABLISH A HOME FOR POOR GIRS, To Compensate for the Lose of Thonsands of Nembers of the "Life of St. Patriok" that were de. stroyed in.the Great Boston Fire. TO BI HELD ON Tuesday (St. Patrick's Day), March 17, 1874. First Prize--A MAGNIFICENT LIMERICK LACE BRIDAL DRESS YELL mad OPERA CLOAK, with a Tiara of Irish Diamonds, Neokles and Bracelets, etc., te.. vralue Osa Thesad Delars. Thicond Prize-A BEAUTIFUL LT H POPLIN DREsS, designed exr essly for the puese (a while ground with gold Dhamreks), withasen. did set of Gold Ornaments alter ancient Inks Model, value One Thousan Dollars. Third Prize-A COMPLETE SET OF THE WORKS OF THE NUN OF KENMARE, hound in Green and Gold Morocco. with her Autograph in each, value Five Hundred Dollars. Fourth Prlse-A SET Or IRISH POINT LACE HANDKE.CHIEFS, to be Embroidred with the tars. ihone of the Winner, ofKal Three .alduox ea Fifth Prlize-A BEAUTIFUL BABYT'S ROBE, HOOD and CAPE, in Irish Guipnre Laeos the Pattern has been designed expressly for this Lottery. with the Harp and Shareroks, value Two Hundred Dollars. et Sixth Prize-A MAGNIFICENT BLACK LIMERICK LACE TUNIC, with Body Trimmings sad a Shawl to matob, valte Three Hundred Dollars. 61 Seventh Prise-A WHITE LACE SHAWL OF IRSH POINT, of exquisite work. value Two Hundred Dollars. Eighth Prize-A COMPLETE SET OF VIEWS Or CELEBRATED IRISH SCENERY-in r a Mg. foent album ot Killarney Arbotus Wood, vae One Hundred Dollars. in Ninth Prize-A MODEL OF AN ANCIENT IRISH HARP, in Killarney Bog lak, studded with Irish Diamonds, value One HBoundred and Fift Dolla, With Several Hundred other Prie.s, all of Irish Mann. facture, end all varying in value from Ten to Five Hundred Dollars. TICKETS. ONE DOLLAR EACH. Any person disposing of Twenty Tickets, will receive I- In return, free of all cost, a Magnificent Chromo. Lithogrph of the Nun of Kenmare. NOTICE.-AnY person dispo ng of Sixty Tickets will he presented with a Free Ticket for s a. l ial ]Drawing for a MAGNIFICHNT BArN. sultihlete any Sciety, valueo ONE THOUSAND OLLARS.. No other ticket will he allowed a chance of the Banner. 24 Tickets can be obtalned direct from the Convent of Poor Clares, Kenmare, County Kerry. 'he The names of Local Agents wlll be announced soon. SThe Cbromo.Llthographio Likeness of the NUN OF KENMARE will be mailed free to any address for s.; a carte-slzed Photograph for One Dollar, and cabinet y sized Photograph for s. NEW WORKS OF THE NCU OF HEENMAE. THE LIFE AND TIMES OF POPE PIUS IX.-Thb rubli are cautioned against purchasing works said to be written by Sister Mary Claa and againdt support ing those who are injuring her Convent by elling hr books solely for their own advantage. The Life and Tmes of tope PiasIX. has been In pl ratiton fbr several years, aid'Srter ar Fran Clare has had special opportunities for wrlt sneuh work, which will be of real and permanent value. This work will not be a compllation of scraps out of news. pe or other books, but a permanent standard woik. The "NUN OF KEMA.RE'S DOLLAR BOOKS. This series of boobks will be iseued immediately, and will no doubt have the same extensive circlsation s the "Advice to Irish Girls." Sister Mary Francis Clare's likene will be proateted In the United States and Canada, to prevent unscruns. ons persons from copying them, and defrauding the poor of the profitE of the sale. aun3 73tf J. A. KERNAN & THOS. WHITE. PRACTIOAL CILDERS, 106 Customhouse street, near Royal, NEW ORLAANR . Looking Glass and Picture Frames, Plain and Orns. tal, made to order. Regildlng done in the ver bmst style. Oil Paintings restored, relined, cleaned and varnished. IHaving a bnusiness experience of nearly forty Vears in this city, they hope to give satisfaction to their customers, not only in the superior quality of their work, but likewise in their moderate charges. N. B.--The atronage of the trade solicited. Chureh decoration and country orders promptly executed. au31 2m JUST READY TIE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL PEADERS, A NEW GRADED SERIES, FULLY AND HANDSOMELY ILLUSTRATLD. Messrs. IVISON, BLAKEMNS , TAYLOR & CO. have the pleasure of announcing that they have now ready, after many months' preparation and a large out Isvlay, the first four numbers of an entirely new seriesof school readers, whioh they delignate " Tila AsSazc EDUCATIONAL s.a.nna." They have been published to meet a want that is not supplied by any existing series, in size, gradation and price; andit is claimed that, In these respects, they are in every esential fea tere, an improvement upon any ether books that have preceded them. Iv Attention is Invited to the sizes and priceaof the works herewith appended: FIRST READER, 64 pages.......Price 25 ote. SECOND READER, 124 pages.--.. Prioe 40 cta. THIRD READER, 160 pages......Price 50 eta. FOURTH READER, 240 pages.... Price 70 eta, FIFTIH READER.' " The Fifth Reader will be ready during the Summer. One copy each of the first four numbers will be sent hb mall to teachers and educationists, on receipt of ONE DOLLAR. if desired, for examination, with a view to introductlon IVISON, BLAKEMAN, TAYLOR & CO., EDUCATIONAL PUILISHEIS, 133 and 140 Orand street, New York. Or TIMOPHY MORONEY, GonNItAL Aogst. No. LL'2 Camp street, jy6 73 ly _Naew Orleans. CASSIDY & MILLER, SAIL AKERS, COTTON DUCK Agent. Manufacturers of Every De scription of TENTS, TARPAULINS, AWNINS, etc., era. Dealers in all Blise and Qualities of MANILLA and TARRED ROPE. PUE CHASE BLOCKS, all sizes. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Bunting for FlaIgs, all colors and qualitles. Flags of all Nations made to order and on hand at all times. We yy especial attentien to getting .np o nsrB desired stile or finnish fine 8ILK FLAGS or oa . Our facilities end long experienoe in business jntl., us in offering our services to alli relqrirg anythinmg t our line, and our work shall be First Bate and itr prices quite moderate. CASSIDY MILLER, 107 ................ Poy dra street .................. I an2u i r Bie twee n eCm ad Magardoe HOTELS. D. SWEENY'S HOTEL, ON THE EUROPEAN PLAN, Corner of Chambers and Chatham streets, jy20 6m NEW TORE. LACLEDE HOTEL, CORNER FIFTH AND CHESNUT ST8., ST. LOns, MO. Telegraph, Railroad and Steamboat Ticket Omes I this House. Je29 73 ly J. W. MALIN & SON. Prepreter THE UNDZRSIGNOD HAVE THIS DAY FOBM* T ed a oopartno .under the same ad atyle of BROWN k GLARY. at No. 172 Tchoopitoolas Street, OTIIEor i t°se oae the BROOM KAZV mIIxal.