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Tlaw LWsIm. SUNDAT, OVrtMB III a 65 . MeUting of the Cathelies of Ousehita Pariah. HA.L. or Youno MEWa' CATHOLIC) FIRlaDos SOCIaTY. Sunday Evening Oct. 5, 1873. The regular monthly meeting of this Society having convened and adjourned, a meeting of Catholics of Ooachita parish was held and on motion of H. Filbiol, Esq., Julius Ennemoser was appointed Chairman and J. E. Behen Se cretary. The object of the meeting was then expressed by the chairman to be to takestops to transfer the remains of our well beloved friend and pastor, the Rev. Louis Gergaud, from Shreveport, the place of his demise to Monroe, La., the scene of his recent labors amongst us. On motion of IH. Filiol, a committee of five was appointed by the chair to draft and pre sent to this meeting resolutions expressive of the feelings of the Catholics of Monroe and of Onachita parish, on the loss sustained in the death of the Lev. Louis (ergand, late pastor of St. Matthew's church and Vicar F'oreign of the Diocese of Natchitoches. The following gentlemen were selected to serve on this com comtee, viz: II. 1'ilhiol, J. Frank Pargond, Richard Follam, Dan Breard, Sr., and N. ]Klein. On motion the committee was permitted to retire to comply with the object of their ap pointment and after a brief absence returned and through their chairman, H. Filbiol, Esq., submitted the following preamble and resolu tions, viz: Whereas, on the 1nth day of September 1873, our beloved and esteemed pastor, Louis Gergand, hearing that the Catholics of the city of Shreveport were bereft of the consolations of religion by the death of two priests and the illness of the third; and feeling that his duty to bisfellow christians was paramount to all other considerations in not permitting such a state of affairs to continue, he immediately went to that stricken city to fulfill his duties as a soldier of the church he so ably repre sented, by ministering to the sick and dying and consoling the living, and Whereas, after only a few days labor in this mission be was stroken by that dread pesti lence-the yellow fever-himself on the 24th day of September, 1873, and Whereas, on Wednesday the first day of October, 1873. it pleased Almighty God in his I wisdom, to take from his field of usefulness among us this servant of the Lord, in the prime of life and manhood, and Whereas, in his conduct, Father Louis Ger band, has shown a heroism equal to that of e martyrs in the early days of the church and among the heathen, therefore lie it lResolred, by the Catholics of Onachita 4 parish, That, in the death of Father Louis Ger gaud, parish priest of St. Mathews church, city i of Monroe, parish of Onaehita-where he has been a zealous worker in the cause of the Holy Catholic church for the last eighteen years ; where he has built up a church and a Catholic community from a very small beginning to a congregation numbering hundreds of worship pers; where he has administered the holy t rites of the church to so many, and where his I field of usefulness was so great-this commun- I ity has snstained a loss that cannot be esti mated and a void that cannot be filled ; the members of this church have been deprived of one whom they loved and respected for his good qualities of head and heart and for the great interest hle has always manifested in their welfare, both spiritual and temporal ; the Catholic church of this Diocese has lost one whose piety, learning and services ren dered in the propagation of the Gospel, would have received their reward in this world, had I he lived, in the Mitre of a Bishop. ReaelhEdfurther, That while bowing in hu mility at the throne of Almighty God who has decreed that this good man should be taken from us, we feel deeply the loss we have sus tained in his death, and take this occasion to again bear testimony to his learning, purity and piety-qualities which so much endeared him to us. Resolled fulltter, That we tender our heart felt and sincere sympathies to his aged and well-beloved mother in this her hour of ltP'o tion, who, In a foreign land, will hear of the death of her son in the cause of Christianity and charity, and assure her that while she and the Church have lost a son, Heaven has gained a martyr. - Reolved further, That as soon as circum stances permit, we will have his remains brought to this city and interred, accsording to his last wish, in the Catholic cemetery in this place, in the establishment of which he took so deep an interest, and erect a suitable monu ment to his memory. Reseolrdfurther, That the MonRm,t STAr and Proapogator (atholiuec of New Orleans, the Louisiana latcelliqencer and Ouachita Telegraph of MIonroe be requested to publish these resolu tions, and that a copy thereof be sent to the mother of the deceased by the President of this meeting. On motion, the resolutions were unanimously adobted as read. On motion of Dr. B. I. Dink grave, which was promptly seconded, a com lmittee of three was appointed by the chairman to collect funds for the purpose of carrying out the resolution relative to the transfer and interment of his remains- at Monroe. The chair appointed the following gentlemen to serve on this committee, viz: Bev. Joe. Quo lard, H. G. Dobson and J. Frank Pargoud. It having been suggested by Rev. J. Quelard that a Catholic demonstration might be appro priately manifested on All Souls' Day, being the second of November, and that the deceased's remains be brought here by that occasion, and the chair having likewise suggested the ap pointment of a committee to act with the conm rmittee on subscriptions, etc. A motion was made by Dr. B. I. Dinkgrave that acommuittee of live be appointed to confer with the city Council, the city Physician and the communi ty sat large, as to the expediency of removing the remains by that time, and to make suita blepreparations in connection with them for such transfer and demonstration. The imotion I having been amended, that an addition of two be made to the commnittee on collection anPd the committee as increased make all arrange- I ments, was carried, and the chairmnan appoint ,dJ. It. McGinnis and II. Filhiol, Esq., to earve with said committees. A motion was then made by J. E. Behen, that two subscrip tion lists be immediately opened-one for the pnrpoee of defraying the expense incident to decorating the church for their reception, and the other for the purpoe of erecting asuitable menument or memorial commemorative of his servicee and good works. The motion was s heartily seconded and the subscription lists c were deolared open. On motion, moved and seconded, the meet ing then adjourned until Wednesday, October J. ENNa.aiosER, Chairman. c J. E. BEliEN, Secretary. W'itbout a new tile from Friel's, 54 St. Charles f street, no gentleman, however well be may be dreoaed, 0 msake a good appearanes. Mr. Friatl is a practical Lhadter, and gives personal attention to all orders. He kmas elegant stock of bearers, felt hate, etc., of latest sat at approved fashions, which he sells at moderate prices. He also manufractures hats to order at very beort noties P One of the moot popular institutions of our r eity is the "'Baank," No e Royal and 113 Canal steet, 01 plesded over by Mr. Jo0ph 5 A. Walker. The Bank t hm repsd speecie payment, and is prepared to meet P all desads promptly and satithctorlly. ThePAreidentr sys he fems aslther Baills sor Beat~s, and that if they ci WaSt to get up a run on hi Bask, " why 1st 'em try it ar a that's all." de [To October Ilth.j LETTER OF M. THEIRS. The great event of the week has been the manifesto of M. Theirs, who has come back from Switzerland to assume the com mand of the combined forces of the Oppo sltion. Writing to the Mayor of Nancy to excuse himself from visiting that town at n present, he attacks the Majority for "ne r gotiating" with the Comte de Cbambord witheout a mandate from the Assembly, and for wishing to settle the future of France without a fresh appeal to the country. He recommends at the same time a careful ab stention of agitation in the interest of the Republic, "the only form of Government capable of rallying the widely divided po a litical parties, which can alone speak an thloritatively to the Democracy, which has f re-established everything in France, order f as well as the army, which has redeemed 0 the territory, and healed, with the excep tion of one, all the wounds caused by the war." Lastly, M. Thiers takes his stand on the principles of the Revolution. "We shall have," he says, "to defend not only the Republic, but all the rights of France," the principles of 1789, the tri color, and not only that flag alone, but the reality of the things which it signifies, for the flag, " if remaining only to mask the the counter-revolution, would be the most odious and revolting of lies." The ex President is thus committed to a policy of active resistance - resistance "not by means which it would be easy to distort, but by cold and solid reason." He will no doubt make a first rate speech, but his power over the Assembly departed, never to return, when his resignation, so often threatened, was at last given in and ac cepted. FUSION OF THE LEFTS. There can be no doubt that the active part assumed by M. Theirs will render the Restoration a more difficult enterprise than if the Opposition were left to less able and less experienced leadership; and the effect r of his manifesto is already visible in the increased vigor and the improved spirits of the Republican journals. All the sec lions of the Left have resolved to act in complete unison, so as to utilize their whole strength in this emergency, and their organs go so far as to promise support at the future election to all deputies, what ever may be their antecedents, who vote against the monarchy. Such promises are seldom scrupulously kept or we should see M. Thiers and the Conservative Republi cans pledged to supporting M. Gustave Naquet, who threatens to defend the Re public with the musket if he cannot save It by his vote. But for the present it is clear that the Left, most of the Left Cen tre, and nearly all the Bonapartists mean to vote together and everything will de pend on the Right, the Right Centre, and the Target party being strong enough to carry their motion In spite of them. THE DUC DE BROGLIE ON THE RESTORATION. But not the lest important of the week's utterances, has been a speech of the Duc de Broglie at the opening of a railway at Neuville-le-Bon. It is important because it proves, first, that the Government is willing cheerfully to accept the decision of the Assembly; secondly, that instead of being oppesed to any change, it wishes for " a bulwark to repress the revolt of anarchy and one raised above parties; thirdly, that it is, therefore, quite prepared for the establishment of a Constitutional Monar chy; and fourthly, that it desires, with the Comte de Chambord, to disabuse the peas I antry of the ridiculous fears which the Re publican propaganda has been laboring to Instill into their minds. " The supremacy of the clergy" said the Duke, " as it ex isted in the middle ages and under the old regime-a supremacy explained by history and often justified by its benefits-disap peared at the time fixed by Providenoe, along with the exceptional circumstances which had led to it. Nothing, absolutely nothing like it, or even distantly resem bling it, could originate in our times. I say this," he added, " not to enlighten my hearers, to whom such an as urance is need f less, but I say it in order that my voice may reach those whose uneasy senscepti bilities calumny attempts under our very f eyes to mislead. Whatever Government the National Assembly, by virtue of the Constituent power which it holds from you, may give to France, the social conditions to which we are all equally attached, will not be tampered with." Here we have a distinct affirmation of the power of the a present National Assembly to give a Con a stitution, and in the following sentence an assumance that it will give one. " We de sire a Government which comprehends the legitimate requirements, as well as the per Sils of modern society . Such, whatever the astuteness of powerless fac tions may allege, will be the Government which the National Assembly will give us." And lastly, the Duc de Broglie clearly in a dicates that his Cabinet will offer no oppo sition to the act of the Assembly. " Con fiding in this assurance," he continues, " we shall respectfully await the decision which it alone has the right of pronoun cing." The speech. according to the cor respondent of the Times, wasreceived with loud and prolonged applause; and in spite of the reiterated assertions that the As sembly does not represent French opinioo, we shrewdly suspect that if the Restora tion does take place, there will be through out the country an outbreak of approval, and even of enthusiasm, which will aston ish some of our contemporaries. Mon. LEDOCHOWSKI-THE FUTURE OF TIlE CMURCI IN IRtUSSIA. The sentences on the Archbishop of Po sen are still going on, and he has just been condemned to pay 600 thalers more for having made an ecclesiastical appointment. His revenue has been stopped by the Go vernment, and it is even expected that the Go ernor of the Province will shortly re ceive orders to call upon him to resign his see, after which the example of the Berne and Geneva Governments will probably be followed by the Prossian Ministry, and a Protestant State will expel a Catholic Bishop for persisting in the accomplish ment of his most elementary and most strictly apiritual duties. But the Bishops will never yield in a matter of conscience, and a Polish paper draws the following picture of what may very probably happen. "One prosecution after another will take from the Bishabops their last groschen, not only what belongs to them by virtue of , the Bull De salutse aniisarum, but also their a private means. The same treatment will b fall upon the chapters and the rest of the a clergy. The prisons will opena-and there are plenty of them-the parishes will be deprived of priests, the children of ecoleel. astioal baptism, theeoofessionals and the pulpits will be empty, the altars will be stripped of their ornaments, as on Good Friday ; the bells will be dumb, spiders will weave their webs in the organ pipes, and what then will become of the people T We know not. Perhaps they will be scat tered like a flock whose shepherd is smit ten. Perhaps they will become the prey of despair, and with a stricken heart will cry to Heaven imploring mercy. And when the abomination of desolation is complete in the holy. place, then God will come to see what has been done with His people and His Church." But never will the Catholic people be torn asunder from the rock of St. Peter and won over to Reinkens, never will it accept apostate priests, obedient only to the Pagan State." A fresh complication is caused by the fol lowing circumstance. 'The di~eese of Breslan comprises some parishes of-Ans tria, and the diocese of Prague andi Olmut: some parishes in Siberia, and according to the Neue Frendenblatt, a priest instituted by the Archbishop of Prague has been forbidden to exercise his functions by the Council General of Neurod in Siberia, and a second transferred to another parish in the Diocese of Olmutz, has been interdict ed by the Council-General of Leobechuta. The Prussian Government will perhaps hesitate before it treats two Austrian Arch bishops as it has in a similar case treated an Archbishop in the Grand Duchy of Baden. THE ELECTIONS.-THE NATURE OF THE STRUGGLE. In the meantime the elections are ap proaching, and the Bishop of Paderborn has put forth a Pastoral, pointing out to the Catholic of his diocese the duties in cumbent on electors atthlscrisis, a measure which some of the English papers describe as an act of "revenge," but which we should think would be more properly termed one of the most legitimate self-defence. It is strange to see how familiar people become with acts of violence, when these are not directed against themselves; and though a tithe of what is going on in Germany would, if it were British Protestants who were suffering, raise a perfect whirlwind of indignation in the English mind, yet as it is a persecution of Catholics, people are glad to shut their eyes to the facts, and to treat the matter as if it were a struggle on equal terms between the State and Church, in which it was by no means clear that the latter was not the aggressor. It cannot, therefore, be too often repeated that the only act of the Church has been to main - tain her imprescriptible and immemorial and essential right, herself to determine what is Catholic doctrine and what is not. who are Catholics and who are not, and consequently who are and who are not fit to be appointed pastors and teachers. SFRESH PENAL LEGIBLATION. The Daily News' correspondent informs us that the new ecclesiastical laws are now considered "inadequate " and will have to be strengthened; and that some such pro ject is at (any rate under discussion we gather from the Volkbslatt, a Prussian semi-official organ. That journal states that a law will probable be introduced to facilitate the disposition and regulate the election of Bishops, anotherexactingan cath from members of the Diet, which will pre vent "Ultramontanes" from taking their seats. The existence of the rumor serves at least to show the apprehension felt in "Government circles" respecting the pro bable strength of the opposition. At one occasional election which has just taken place in the district of Julich, the Catholics polled 8,061 votes out of 8,681, while the Government candidate obtained only a few hundreds. THE OATH OF BISHOP REINKEN8. On Tuesday, Bishop Reinkens took the oaths to the State in Berlin as a prelimin ary to receiving the salary which the Gov ernment are going to give him. The pas sage reserving the obedience of Bishops to the Holy See was of course omitted, and the following words were added : "I pro mise to observe all this the more inviolate, as I am certain that my episcopal office re quires me to do nothing which can be in contradiction to the oath of fidelity and allegiance to his Majesty the King, or to the obedience due to the laws of the coun try." Any real Catholic Bishop might say the same, but that it is not the ques tion at issue. This is not whether the episcopal duties are inconsistent with alle giance to the monarch or obedience due to the laws, but whether particular laws are not inconsistent with a Bishop's duty to God and the Church. Does Bishop Rein kens mean to say that a State cannot con ceivably make such laws I If he does, he is talking nonsense, proved to be such by experience; if he does not, he is in pre cisely the same position, theoretically, as the Catholic Bishops. Dr. Falk, in his speech on the occasion observed that the Government were bound to help the "Old Catholics," because they were honorably ready to give to Ca-sar the things that were C:~sar's ;" but the real ground of his snt isntfction with them is, that they are rea dy to "give to Casar" the things that are God's" also. The question is, Which things are Casar's, and which are God's ' THE BIiSIIOP AND CANTON OF ST. GALL, In Switzerland a fortnight's grace has been granted to the sixty-nine Jura priests, after which they will be expelled from their cures, and a quarrel is being picked with the Bishop of St. Gall. He is summoned to renounce hie jurisdiction over certain parishes of Canton Appensell. canonically attached to his Diocese in 1865, and, on his refusal, the Catonal Government will pro nounce the suppression of the See. PILGRIMAGE TO THIE HOLY LAND. His Grace the Archbishop of Westmins ter has sanctioned and given his approba tion to a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, which will take place in the Lent of 1874. It is under the direction of Monsignor Capel and a committee composed of the Marquis of Bate and other gentlemen. The details of the renute etc., will be published later. We need only say that it is intend ed that the pilgrims should first go to Rome and seek the blessing of the Holy Father, then make the visit to the seven churches, and start, via Brindisi, for the Holy Land. Great bargains will be offered this week by Mr. Max Braun, 611 Magazine street, near Josephine. where a well selected Mtock of family and house fur uiabing dry goods will be opened on Monday, for the aspectlon of friends and customers. He has all-woo] ashmeres, empress cloths, serge., reps, etc., and makes ,ack alpaca a specialty. Appreciating the hard times ad scarcity of money, Mr. Braun will sell during the e pLanL at astoaishlaily low prices. Hermitage, sign painter, 138 Girod street. The Unholy Aallzane. I [From the Dublin Notion.] Amongst the many threats projected againstIrish] Home Rulers from the col u mns of the English press, there is just one design distinguishable from the mass of vague unrealities as soufiently tangible r and definite to repay critical examination. I We are threatened with a coalition of I Whigs and Tories, a league of Ministerial a ists and their opponents, a combination I of heterogeneous elements shah as never a before was witnessed in the history of Par I liament. The grand object of the alliance is to crush the schemes df the Home Rule P party, and for the more effectual accom plishment of that purpose it is proposed that the law and practice of Parliament should be revolutionised, and the whole r system of constitutional government over turned. No ministry should be expected to resign when defeated through the help of the Irish vote, and no party to accept office when the Treasury Benches are brought within their reach by the action of the Home Rulers. This is the programme with which, for want of something more substantial, the London editors are solacing themselves under the depression caused by the pro gress of the National cause in Ireland. The Home Rule movement may grow in I strength and power, it may gather to itself r the forces and array round it the influences which the statesman is bound to respect and defer to; but there is the notable scheme in reserve of the virtual disfranch isement of Ireland wherein to find tempor ary consolation. And a very pretty plan it would be, highly effective beyond doubt, if it were in the smallest degree practicable, or were not so thoroughly impossible of realization as it actually is. It may seem cruel to apply a hard practical test to an illusion so affectionately cherished and so potentially harmless as this is, but we have no room for phantasies of the kind in our present stage of political existence. Let us see, then, how the proposed arrange-. ment would work, or rather how it would not work, in the domain of realities. It is the Tories who talk most about it. Let us suppose that in four months' or six months' time Mr. Gladstone's administration is placed in a minority, and that the Irish Home Rule members, inflamed by some new Coercion bill, or indignant at some ministerial- pronouncement against Home Rule, had voted, as they may do, with the majority. The situation forecast by the Standard would then have exactly come to pass, and according to the prescribed course of action the Tories would be bound to resist the allurements of office. The Go vernment would have been defeated by the Irish vote, and the Opposition would be bound on the principles now laid down to refuse to take advantage of such contin gency. But would the Opposition do so Does anyone in his senses believe that in such a case the Tories would dream of such exalted abnegation 1 What would then become of the Nolo Episcopari of the Stan dard 9 Do we not know perfectly well that what the Tories would do is to seize on the loaves and fishes with a scream of delight, to scramble into the Treasury in breathless exultation, and to scatter all their theories about disregarding the Irish vote to the winds of Heaven T Quickly, in deed, would the policy now recommended be forgotten ; quickly would the Standard discover that, however far the Whigs might be bound by such considerations, the Conservatives were in no way commit ted to so gross a departure from the esta blished rules of Parliamentary procedure. Or it would argue that in helping to rout Mr. Gladstone the Irish members were not acting factiously at all, but were perform ing a deed of patriotism which, so far from exposing them to the disabilities involved in the repudiation of their votes, deserved for them the loftiest commendation. But to one thing the Standard and its party would be sure to stick. They would hold like grim death to the Treasury benches, and the Conservative who would then broach the notion of abandoning the spoils of office because the Irish vote had torn them from the Whigs, would be denounced as a madman or a traitor. So far, the failure which would overtake any attempt to carry out the insolent menace at pre sent employed against the Homd Rulers is self-evident. Let us trace its fate a little further. Suppose, again, that the Irish re presentatives, incensed by the bigotry and stupid hostilities of the Tories, had turned their votes against them, and given Mr. Dis raeli and his party a lesson by defeating them on a motion involving their retention of office. No doubt the Sltandard would cla mour very loudly then against the iniquity of allowing Irish members to make and unmake Ministers, and all its lofty reason ing about a coalition of loyalists would promptly come back to its recollection. But who would heed it t Certainly not the Whigs, jubilant over the defeat of their adversaries, and at their own return to place and power. The Daily Telegraph would not be slow to remind the Tory organ of its obliviouness of the policy of ignoring the Irish vote when the Conser vativeswere helped in ofice ; nor would itibe.backward in showing that the Hlonlo Rulers, in dethroning the hereditary ene mies of their country, had actedon imper ial considerations, and had behaved, in fact, in this particular instance, in the most I consistent and praiseworthy fashion. Is not this, we ask, what would be certain to occur ? And what then would become of the I patent plan for destroying the parliament ary power of the Home Rulers T In short, we shall believe in the threathened coali tion when we find the Tories refusing to 4 accept office, or the Whigs declining to re turn to power, because the vote which I wafts them into the land of promise is i swelled by an Irish contiogen;. When that occurs the Home Rulers will be in a bad I way, just as when the sky falls we may all t reasonably expect to catch larks. HUGII FLYNN, FtItNITLrRE DEALER, ETC.-In another column will be seen the card of our highly esteemed friend and fellow.citizen. Hugh Flynn, an. r nounclng his intention of retiring from the furniture busin~css. In order to hasten this retirement, he is b offering his splendid stock at rates far below those of anyother dealer in the city, as the prices published in his card will show. Thus he offers walnut Victoria bed s room sets for $125; parlor sets, eleven pieces, 110, and other articles at proportionately low rates. Persons needing furniture would consult their own Interests by iying him a call at his store, 17 Poydras street, before h purcha-lng elsewhere. T Low prices the year round, has made the th tIry goods store of Lervy Bros. popular. No one will jas regret girlng 500 Maiaine street a call . The owt original dauber, 138 alrod sreet. rw home and Civil Soeeety. lTrom the London Tsblet.J d One would suppose that the vaunted alliance of Prussia, Austria, and Italy t would have been accompasied by modera s tion of language in the official journals of e the great liberal nations of Europe. The triple alliance was formed-so it is said f to ensure the peace of the world, and there fore the first fruits of that alliance might n well be expected to show themselves in a r more placid tone of comment on the part of those writers who pretend to shadow a forth the political feeling of the day. What e can be stronger than the combination just formed between three military powers, a whose united forces are numerically far t superior to those of the nation against e which the league has been created T Ought - not the strong to be merciful and confident, d without fear and witlout bitterness? Is p not peace the object of that alliance? t What then can be the meaning of the angry o and threatening diatribes which issue from f the official and semi-official journals of Germany, Italy, and England t It is but r natural that the newspapers in Paris e should display irritation. France has been a humbled and defeated, and the vanquished may well be pardoned for petulenca of lan guage. It is not wonderful that France a should display indignation at the menaces f of still further humiliation and loss launch s ed against her, upon the supposition that t she may seek at some time not distant to e ameliorate the condition of the Head of the Catholic Church, and to demand from the kingdom which she in great part created a the observance of a solemn treaty which , was shamefully broken. But what have , Prussia, Austria, and England to fear ? Is d it for a moment to be Imagined that a France, crippled and unsettled, will madly re-eater upon war ? Or is it believed that Piss IX. is meditating an armed crusade a for the recovery of his dominions ? Credaf r Judwus. And yet we find the German t newspapers encouraging the Italians and - saying : " Let France but raise a finger I against Victor Emmanuel and we will be a with you in a trice." And.the Times-the or t gan of sober truth-lovingEnglishmen-is not ashamed to write against Pius IX. in terms , which might be proper to use against an armed and mighty despot who was accns a tomedper/as aut nefas to work out the de a signs of craft and ambition. The clericals a in Rome, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, and even a in London, are, it seems, " proclaiming a crusade against every creed and every D institution which is not altogether and I completely Catholic. They everywhere I boast to be superior to the law, to the a State, to civil society. Everywhere they i a continue to insult the heart, the intellect, r a and the domestic feelings of those who > dare to think for themselves and who re- r fuse to believe the oracles of the mystic t I sanctuaries." In no former period-so al- d i leges the Times-was there ever in the his tory of Rome a movement so combined and universal as the present, or one which was - so deeply stamped with the impress of one 1 central design. There is plenty of explo- a sive material, and moreover there are f hands ready to apply the match at the i word of command. France is like a colt, I I which has thrown its rider to the ground a and runs wild until it finds another mas ter. Society has a thousand perils to fear. c I Communism, the workman's question, the 1 2 International, simple anarchy, and a thou- 1 sand kinds of ambitions, which have no de finite form, but which await their oppor- 1 tunity as the seed awaits rain and sun- t shine, surround us on every side. Rome so proceeds the Times-has in olden time t used opposite means to attain her ends, t and well knows how to employ means which are far off to destroy and ruin that i which menaces her more nearly and I directly. There is at least one power I Rome of course-which will give vitality, I force and direction to the plots against r modern society. And those whose duty I it is to save civilization have need to combine and confront the danger, and to unite the entire forces of the civ i ilized world to preserve it from bar barism. To this object-so the Times I gravely concludes-we must attribute the visit of Victor Emmanuel to Vienna and Berlin. How much of falsehood, or how little of truth, there may be contained in i such a diatribe as that of which we have 1 just given the substance, is known to t every Catholic, and might be known to every Protestant not blinded by prejudice. It is doubtless true that at no time was unity with their head under Christ more apparent among Catholics than at present. I And it is probable that the steadiness and uniformity with which Catholic doctrines t and principles are now maintained in every a part of Christendom are more conspicuous a and more evident in operation than at e former times. Both these phenomena, if phenomena they are to be called, may be explained by the increased facilities of communication in modern times and by the c Vatican Conn cil. But it is utterly untrue-the very sup- d position is ridiculous-that the Pope e meditates, or will ever meditate, the em- ri ployment of anarchists, Communists, or incendiaries either in the propagation of the Faith, or in the recovery of his temporal do- tb minions. Plottersagainst peace there were in and perhaps are in Europe. But Pins IX. in was not among them nor did he abet them. i, Crowned monarchs there were, and m perhaps are, who laid their plane and com bined together to despoil a neighbor sovereign. But Pinus IX. was ever the victim and was never the partner in such plots. The Holy Father was not present c in person or in deputy at Plombieres, or at pr Gastein, or at any of those friendly inter- th views which, singularly enough, although of held in token of love and amity, terminated in war and rapine. He did not aid and abet in the slaughter and plunder of the Danes, nor in the spoliation of Austria by the Prussians, nor in the severance from France of Alsace and Lorraine. The Pope was not an accomplice in any of those an schemes and was not a sharer in the spoil. at On the contrary, he has been plotted against and despoiled of every inch of ter ritory. But yet we are told that the Pope is an enemy of civilization and a friend of A barbarism, and the apostles of civilization must hold congress at Berlin to rescue the world from barbarism and Pinus IX. Strange civilization is that which employs the plot, the sword, petroleam, and the the dagger. It is a carious band of civills ere which consists of those who have S broken treaties and forsworn their oaths. The political purity of Bismarck is of course spotlep as that of Minghetti, and their plighted vows to each other are about as valuable uas the oaths of fidelity sworn by the latter to the Pope. But peurj Is dohbtless a virtue of olvillsatlon. la while Victor Emmaunnel Il, triumphant from Berlin, a festival w publicly held to glorify the brave men 1lib, in other words to honor the mom of the rebels who In that year attempted dethrone Victor Emmanuel I. As this tival was el with the sanetion of the thorities, it maybe assumed that rebe even against the HoMse of Savoy, another of the virtuous exploits of civiliz tion. Gnerrazzi, a famous Italian writer lately deceased, an infidel, to whom hon was duly paid as to one of Italy'sgreatmen called thiscentury the age of robbers- secolo de ladei. It is not certain to statesman or monarchs he alluded. robbery, perjury, infidelity, and Irre be virtues, then it is to be hoped Catholics will prefer barbarism. Bie and atheism, Minghetti and treason, may triumph for a time, and call their work b the name of civilization. But Catholi can afford to wait, and in the meanti will hold fast to Pius IX. and the old-fash. ioned virtues which it pleases the wor now to call barbarism. Better to be amon the despoiled with Pins IX. than with spoilers. Victrix causs diis plaouit, a victa Catoni ! JoszPH SCHWARTz, ESeQ, DEALER IN C Aoue, ETC.-It is with peculiar pleasure we invite attention of our readers to the card of this e uing gentleman, which will be found on our flth By his auperier practical as well as theoretical ledge of the business he follows, Mr. Schwartz has enabled to furnish many of our leading citizens carriages. buggies, phatone, etc., whioh, for and solidity, as wellas beauty ef construction sud gance o finish, are unsurpassed by thuesot smy eity in the world. By energy, tact and ontepise Mr. SBohwarts has succeeded in building up a celassal ness, extending to far.off sections of the country. magnificent store, No. 74 Carondelet treet, is stocked with all artilel in his line that couldbe tugbt of, and at his factory, No. 6 Carroll street, quite a large number of hands are kept busy filling orders for net goods or repairing old ones. We cordially recommead Mr. Schwartz to our city and country readers as a m-. chant who, thoroughly understanding his business is all Its details, always gives, as he guarantees, fill eats. faction, arrd who, by his extensive buasiness connection is enabled to offer the most advantageous terms to all his patrons. We take pleasure in calling attention to the card of Mine. Rosa Reynoir, No. 609 Magazine street, who has earned an enviable reputation for thefreshnees In style,, elegant selection, and reliable quality of the hats, bonnets and millinery goods to be found at her establlshment, all of which are sold at reasonable prices. With Mme. Reynoir our lady readers will And an old favorite in Mrs. Montague, so long connected with the Canal street establishment of Mrs. Washington, and so well known for her excellent taste In selecting, cut. ting and fitting dresses and cloaks. Mrs Moatogue Is now prepared to de a first-class business, and those who wish to consult a competent and fashionable dress meker will do well to give her a calL Mrs. Washinag ton having left the city, her former castomerswill no doubt be pleased to learn that Mrs. Montague is so con veniently located. Mr. Thos. B. O'Connor, for some time con nected with the STAB, to its great benefit, as travellag agent, is now to be found at the large dry goods house of Levy & Bros., 580 Magazise street. Here Mr. O'Ca. nor will be pleased to see his many city friends orhear from thoee is the country. The Messrs. Levy are active and energetic business men, fully alive tothe necessltles of the times, and, consequently, as their price list elsewhere shows, are selling goods at very low prices. Just read their advertisement headed "No panic-no humbug-no apepension." IOur lady readers will be pleased to learn that the November number of the "Metropolitan"is now ready. It s beautifully lly illustrated, and contains all the winter fashions, with other interesting matter. It is for sale by Mr. W. E. Cooper, 89 Canal street, where a full assortment of Butteriok & Co.'s celebrated paper patterns can be obtained. Call early, and secure the magazine and a supply of the patterns. Those who wish to deal with a reliable butcher, will do well to patronize Mr. Martin Lannes, at the Premium Butcher Stall, Nos. 37.38 and7 Magazine Market, for he keeps ndne but the best of beef, mntton, pork, sausages, tripe, pigs, fowls, game, vegetables, etc., and all at very low rates. All orders will be promptly attended to, the articles selected with care and delivered free of charge. Don't faill to give him a call. As the season of chilling blasts is upon us, we should be careful in relation to coughs and colds, and apply a well-known remedy at.once. Duaonoe's Fectoral Balsamic Syrup is a standard medicine, which time has made very popular for all throat and lung dis eases. It is very agreeable to the taste and effcacious In its action. PuIL. McCABE.-Our popular young fri end, Phil. McCabe, can always be found at his well-known store, 100 Camp street, ready to give prompt attention to all orders for putting in grates, fixing up stoves, etc. Mr. McCabe is the agent for the great American stove, which took premiums at all fairs as being unexcelled In every respect. The recent cold spell has caused a great de mand for fuel, and our friends, W. G. Coyle & Co., 198 Gravier street, are consequently overwhelmed with orders for coal, they being among the most pepular dealers in the city. Buy at once, while coal is cheap, else you will, in a few days, be forced to purchase on a rise. "Necessity knows no law," hence it is that though Mr. Kreeger, 594 Magazine street, has engaged in business for the purpose of making money, he Is sell ing st a great loss to himself, being compelled to raise a large amount of cash immediately. As his advertises ment sayrs. he gives $100 worth of goods for 50. UREAK IN SEWING MACHINE PRICEs.-Our readers will be interested to learn that the Florence Company have responded to the general call for lower prices for sewing machines, and will henceforth sell their welliknown and superior machines at a reduction of from 30 to 40 per cent from former prices. The Regular monthly meeting of the 8S. Alphonasus Total Abstinence Assoclatlon will be hbsld thise evening. See notice in our speial column. Two-buttoned kid gloves for half a dollar, end a rne saortment of dry gooda proportionately low et Levy Bros., 580 Magazine street. Signs, signs, signs, 138 Girod street. ADVERTISING RATES OF THE "STAB." eQUAS . oo Two ThmI S Os. h'tb. 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