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VOLUME VI. ~ NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 25, 1874. NUMBER 51.
Morning Star end Catholic Messenger.
SlW ORLZEA3B. SUNImAY. JANUARY 55. 1874.
(From Our Own Correspondent.]
OUR IRISH LMTTER.
DUaIN, December 30, 1873.
The weather here this Christmas is wonder
Snl. Nobody recollects anything like it. The
traditional and customary thing is to have
frost and snow, and abundant rain, and stiff
nor'easters. But for the last three weeks or
longer we have had neither frost nor snow,
nor rain, nor cold winds, but a mild, genial,
spring-like atmosphere, most favorable to
vegetation. Most fortunate for the poor ! At
other' Christmases fuel funds were the order
of the day in all our towns and cities; this
year fuel funds were remarkable by their non
existence in Dublin and elsewhere. Just now,
however, the hard weather appears to be set
ting in, and I should not be surprised if, with
our usual ill-lack, we were visited with frost
and snow when the farming operations of the
spring will require genial rain and sunshine.
The mildness of the weather rendered the
appearance of Doblin this Christmas-always,
indeed, extremely attractive-more attractive
than usual. Crowds flocked in from the coun
try by the railways. The streets were abeo
luntely thronged. Every shop put on its holi
day attire, and decked itself out in holly and
ivy. The evening amusements were more nu
merous than usual, and on St. Stephen's day
we had midday performances in several places.
We have three pantomimes-of which that at
the Theatre Royal is truly splendid. Here I
may mention that preparatiohs have been
making for it since April last. The trade
societies and all other similar bodies held
soirees during the holidays. The Total Absti
nence League had a splendid one in the Ro
tundo on St. Stephen's night, many influential
citizens attending it, and Mr. A. M. Sullivan
giving readings-a line of business in which
that gentleman appears capable of achieving
no inconsiderable success. It is usual to treat
the inmates of our poor-douses-ohildren and
adults alike-to the comforts of the season;
and accordingly on Christmas day the various
orphanages, asylums, poor-houses, etc., were
visited by charitable ladies and gentlemen,
who dispensed good things very liberally. The
St. Vincent de Paul Society and kindred bodies
did good work amongst the poor scattered
through the towns, and, on the whole, it may
'be safely said that the poor were not forgotten.
.I may add one item more in referenoe to Christ
mae. The time-honored praotioe with grocers
and bakers of giving Christmss-boxes to their
cuetomers is being gradually discontinued in
all ouar towns - the aforesai'l grocers and
bakers contributing instead a oertain amount
of money to a fund for the relief of the poor.
This is a great gain to the grocers and bakers
for theChristmas-Iboes, you may be sure, coast
them much more than their subscriptions to
the poor relief fund. I believe about £1000
-was subscribed in this way this Christmas in
Dublin. I wish other persons could get rid of
giving Christmas boxes. It is really very hard
on a pater-familine, who has probably more
than enough to do to provide his family with
all that is reasonably desirable at Christ
mas, to have to give besides Christmas
boxes to the post-man, and the bateher's boy,
and the grocer's boy, and the milkman, and
the newaman, not to talk of the numberless
other folk who drop on you accidentally at
such a time with a request for something or
another inthe way of money or eatables.
The home literature of the season is this
year, I am happy to say, of a better and more
vrouminos characeter than usual. It is an un
mistakable sign of advancement that literary
productions should be going up in the market,
and two or three Dublin ventures have been
veryeuccessful. Amongst these I may men
tion the Illustrated Christmas Supplement of
the altion, which is printed on the finest
paper, contains fifteen excellent portraits of
leading Home Rulers, a fall-page drawing of
the Home Rule Conference In session, and
other attractive sketches, besides a couple of
excellent essays, three or four tales and poems,
and abort biographies of Home Rulers afore
said. I understand that more than 30,000
copies of this supplement were ordered before
ver it went to press. Then there is the Dublin
tlustratcd Annual, from the first number of
bich, published last year, I laid some ex
• acts at the time before my readers, and
which has been this year contributed to by
Lady Wilde (Speranza), her son, W. C. K.
Wilde-a promising lilterater-Frank Thorpe t
Porter, and other writers of less note, but
which has not, I have heard, had so great a
snucess as last year. I may just add that most
of the drawings in the N'ation and in the An
nual are by John Fergus O'Hea, a young and
clever Irish artist, who did some of the best
things that ever appeared an the London Toma.
hawk, and who is now painting a picture of the
recent national conference, to the order of Mr"
Leesage, the photographer and print seller of c
Saokville street. I understand the painting
will be ready in about four months from this
data, Mr. O'Hea is already favorably known a
by a painting of the Ponchestewn Racecourse.
I need hardly say anything about the reli
gious observances of Christmas. In this Ca
tholic land the time is one for freqsenting the
churches and chapels more than for feasting
at hemn, and everywhere the piety and Catho
lio feeling of the people have received a re
markable manifestation. Cardinal Cullen
himself preached in the Pro-Cathedral, Marl
borough street, at last Mass on Christmas day,
and on the same day there was read from His
Eminence a pastoral, dealing chiefly and in a
forcible manner with the religious persecution
on the continent. lIe remarked, among other
things, that the action of the Prussian Gov
ernment towards the Catholic bishops proved
how wise the Irish people and the Irish hier
archy had been in rejecting scornfully the pro
posal to put a royal veto on the election of
their bishops. [This pastoral appears in an
other column of to-day's STAR.] It is worth
remark that the very persons who, neat to
certain English statesmen, most approved this
proposal were the aristocratic Catholics of
Ireland, whose descendants are now, fitly
enough, amongst the most ardent opponents
of Home Rule.
Of politics I can say but little in this letter
and on one subject. Mr. Monsell, who had
beenfor twenty-six years M. P. for Limerick,
has been made a lord, and so vacates his seat
in the House of Commons. He was lately dis
missed from the Postmaster Generalship, when
Mr. Gladstone wanted to reorganize his minis
try in the anti-Catholic, anti-Irish interest,
and the peerage is the compensation. It is
really well for the national cause that Mr.
Monsell has been eo provided for. He was one
of the most noxious classeof Irish politicians.
He was aWhig, devotedly attached to olcoe
and to England, and always acted as the me
dium through which the Government and the
Catholic hierarchy communicated with each
other; in which capacity be generally managed
to bamboozle the bishops into stepping into
Whig traps. He is gone, and in all probability
his political career is closed forever. lie will
be eucceeeded is Limerick by a Home Ruler.
Mr. John J. .Kelly (son of Mr. James Kelly
once Repeal M. P., for Limerick city) hb.s al
ready come forward with a full and perfectly
satisfactory declaration of Home Rule princi
ples. But it has been objected to him that
his father was an exterminator of his tenants
and that he should, like Captain Nolan of Gal
way, make restitution by restoring or com
pensating pecuniarily the evicted, so far as is
practicable, before be asks any body of Irish
tenant-farmers to return him as their repre
sentative. This is a most significant circum
stance. The result is that Mr. Kelly will not
I be elected and Mr. W. H. O'Sullivan, of Kil
mallock probably will. Mr. O'Sullivan is
a farmer and shopkeeper-a man of the people.
lIe is a thorough Heme Ruler-indeed he is
more, for he was imprisoned as a Yenian
subject under the suspension of the Habeas
Corpus Act in 1867. He is, it is needless to say,
aCatholic. If elected, he will be the first man
of his class in the House of Commons, and
there will be a triumph won fur home Role
which will create a greater effect and a greater
sensation in England annd Ireland than any
other half a dozen that have been achieved.
J. J. C.
The celebrated Siamese twins died at their
residence in North Carolina last week. Chang,
who had been sick some time, died at 4 o'clock
Saturday. As soon as it was discovered he was
dead Eng became so terribly shocked that
he raved wildly for a while, at times
exhibiting signs of great mental aberration
The attack was followed by what seemed to be
deadly stupor. In two hours, it is supposed,
from the death of Chang, Eig b'eathld l.ie
RUMORS OF WARS IN EUROPE.
HOW PRUSSIA SCaEMES FOR TIHE VANTAGE
Further Partition of France Proposed.
iFrom the London Tablet, Jensary3.!
A curiously persistent rumor whiohat length
reaches us in a form that commands consider
tion, has been cropping up in numeoeus quar
ters of late. Let us hasten to say that we by
no means guarantee its correctness. On the
contrary, we are convinced that the project to
which it refers, however real or practioable,
must depend on a great many Combinations.
any one of which might prove abortive, and
so spoil the best laid sohemes. At the same
time, there are abundant reasons for referring
to the subject at once. In brief it is asserted
and reasserted and is supported by a great deal
of corroborative indications, that the plan for
forcing on another war with France, which
has so often engaged the attention of the po
litico-military authorities of Germany since the
discovery of France's unexpected powers of
recovery, is again occupying the attention of
these same authorities-with this difference,
however, that Germany has devoted more oon
sideration to the question of allies and confed
erates than on former occasions. Whether in
consequence of the knowledge of the jealousy
with which the aggrandizement of Germany is
regarded by the most demonstrative of Kasler
Wilhelm's Imperial ex-guests, or from the de
sire to make sure of the work this time, the
Berlin Gavernment is stated to haveoast about
for accomplices on whose devotion reliance
may be placed, and which are capable also of
affording not only material but moral or im
moral-the terms are tolerably exchangeable
in contemporary diplomacy -assistance in the
execution of the projected design. The Berlin
Government has been accused of feeling its
way before now with reference to the probable
bent of public opinion in case of fresh hostili
ties with France. Alarmist leading articles
have mysteriously appeared in the columns of
journals reputed to be quite equal to the ser
vices required by strategy of this sort, and
public opinion having proved adverse to the
propounded measures, the alarmist articles
have been promptly repudiated by the Prus
sian authorities. Not the least curious cir
cumstance in common with these manifesta
tions, though perfectly explicable from certain
points of view, has been the docility with
which the journals engaged in propagating
the alarm or casting out the feeler, have not
only put up with the official contradiction but
continued to exhibit an unchanged tenderness
towards the hand which smotethem. At length
however, there are reasons for supposing that
the Prussian Cabinet has learned from the re
sults of various tentative experiments of vari
ous kinds, both what description of pretext
for hostility would best go down with the pub
lic opinion aimed at, atM what system of as
sault would be best calculated permanently to
cripple the only nation likely to contest the
predomiunuce of Germany on the Continent.
It has been often stated by the most differ
eent critics that in every war planned by
Prussia-and Prussia was pretty certain never
to meddle much with any war which she had
not planned-two rules would be sedu
lously observed by that accomplished Power.
In the first place, Prussia must not appear to
be the aggressor. This is the first role. In
the second place, Prussia must always seem to
defend some cause in conmformity with the
opinions of the age. This is the second rule.
In 1870, for iustanmce, Prussia took every pre
caution to be advertised as comlielletd to draw
the sword in self-defence and on behalf of the
principle of "nationality." In 1574 or 1873,
according to the rumor to which we refer,
Prussia will again seek to seem to step second
or.even third into the field, and will advertise
herself with the utmost care to be exclusively
concerned with the defence of the sacred
principles of " nationality" over again, and
" Liberalism" as a superadded attraction.
The mission of Count von Roon, the chief of
the Prussian General Staff, through Switzer
land and Italy, is described to be immediately
connected with the above design. Count von
Roon, in fact, is alleged to be engaged on a
task of extraordinary moment and delicacy.
Perhaps we ought to say tact instead of deli
cacy. lot that the buswiess requires too much
tact, as sill be understood, the ground being
thoruouhl$y prepared, at least as regards the
principals and negotiatore. To get Italy to
declare war on France no suitable ' Liberal "
pretexts, wbich will of courae be forthcoming
in abundance, t, come in as second in order to
save " I'nite and Liberated Italy" from the
" Clerical " and "' Crusaders" of Versailles,
and to obtain from the worthy Liberals at
Berne the reqaisite authority to enter Swiss
territory so as to turn the r'enoch position a
Belfort. and so threaten Lyons and Grenoble,
while correlspouding movements were being
effected on the old track of 1870 aorthwards;
all this is, to tell the truth, a plot which as
suredly need not fail for want of good dispo
sitions on the part of the neurpero of Rome
and the persecutors of the Jara. The Italian
revolutionists are the ready confederates of
Prince von Bismarck, andare likely to Ie pre
pared to do his bidding int 1574 or 1575 with
the same alacrity whbib, as we know from the
competent authority of tlerr Karl Blind. they
displased in 1-70. Switzerland ;a already
Prussian in prtto. At the eamne time a war upon
France on behalf of Italiau Ltberalism would
engage tUe sympathies of a sufflicient portion
of the publec in Great Britain always, and in
Spain and Austri-Huugary nuder present cir
rcuistnucea, so that Priesia might rely uponi
forbearance at the very least until the first
portion of her programme had been completed.
Besides Prussia might safely display her gen
erosity by refraining from further direct an
nexation. It would be quite enough to have
Barvoy annexed to Switzerland and Nice re
stored to Italy. When Franoe had been finally
crnshed, further instalments of the programme
both on the German Ocean and on the Alps
and Danube might be contemplated with safety.
Moreover Prussian statesmanship is held to
consider that nothing would be easier than for
Italy to cook up a plausible easeu bhei at the
shortest notice. Such things do not take much
trouble, especially with the almost perfect
control of the agencies of publio opinion
which is enjoyed by the prospective confeder
ates. Besides s Prnce von Bismarck believes
that the present French Government is certain
to do nothing to awaken the enthosiasm of the
vast party which might otherwise contribute
an invincible assistance, the Prnssian Govern
ment would have all the advantage of repro
senting France as the champion of Catholicism
and of knowing that France was nothing of
the kind. Soob, we repeat, is the scheme
which is asserted to be in process of maturing,
and though, as we have said, we do not guar
antee any portion of the report, still the idea
is one which is very likely to flit more than
onse across the reflections of Prussian Macohi
Life of St. Alphonsus.
BY A MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF MERCY, AU
THORESS OF THE LIF OF CATHERINE MC
One of our most eminent prelates writes as
follows of the new life of St. Alphorsus Li
"The printer has made this excellent book
as inviting as a child's primer.. Good paper,
large type, wide spaces, broad margins, and
green cover and gilt lettering, are certainly
very pleasing to the read For these reasons
and others tlfe pages astered. No
great mental tensio he chapters
are short, the paragrap short, yet each
complete and satisfactory. too, is
bright and fresh, and more less
than even the former worm
"I am glad that the grea ical
learning, asceticism, and interio
Saint, have not been dwelt upon
tions, but rather as seen and read i *
speaks and acts in the discharge of his n iee;
for then he becomes an example for all, and his
learning and sanctity draw us to him instead
of repelling us, as though he were something
" Too much. I think, is made of Count Li
guori's opposition to his son's vocation. It is
easy and charitable to understand that, as we
suppose no self-love in the religious life, it is
not to be wondered at that holy souls in enter
ing upon that self-denying state, should en
counter the violent and bitter opposition of
their own inclinations and affections as well
as the affections of those who lode them, and
therefore as these feelings cannot be rent with
out pangs, because as deeply rooted as life
itself, we should reasonably expect from the
high-minded and generous biographer of that
'sweet spirit, St. Alfonso,' some wor4 of pity
for the poor, broken-hearted father, who was
parting from a good, and tenderly loved child,
in whom all hie cherished hopes and pardon
able ambition were centered.
"The Life of St. Lignori is evidently written
not only for the inmates of the cloister, but
also for those who work out their salvation in
the world, and therefore we, poor seealars,
priests and people, like it. We call St. Al
phonsus, our Saint, and his life, our took.
"He is especially our Saint who have to gov
ern others. For if this 'sweet spirit' felt as
a nountain upon his shoulders the short
comings and spiritual inflrmities of those un
der his charge, whom, nevertheless, he loved
so tenderly; how can we, who have never loved
or condescendec as he did, hope to avoid
auguish and agonies, whether in ourselves or
in others Since we and those around us, are
undoubtedly far less holy and spiritual than
he and those he had to govern were, let us
then learn from his life, so beautiful and so
beautifully told, to cultivate his meekness and
sweetness feet, and his zeal afterwards.
" I am now reading this book mseditatirely,.a
second time. The authoress deserves great
praise not only for having written a good
book, but for having made choice of a work so
useful to the clergy of every order, and the
faithful of every degree. May God bless her
for this! and may he enable her to do still
more for His honor anl glory, and the honor
sad glory of IHis saints.
On the 16th a consistory was held at which
His Holiness appointed a number of foreign
The Italian government is said to have re
ceived a dispatch from the Duke Demoases,
Minister of Foreign Affairs, warmly expressing
the friendly feeling of France for Italy.
The North German Gasette says that "if the
policy of Franoe is made subservient to the
temporal aims of Papacy, the peace of Europe
will be compromised."
There was an exciting scene in the Landstag
this week. Herr Mallinkrout, a Catholic
deputy, quoted a passage from a recent work
of General La Marmora, alleging that Bl.
marok, is 1806, discussed the cession to Franoe
of a portion of Rhenish territory. Bismark
arose and pronounced the statement an auda
oious and malicious falsehood.
On the 16th a serious election riot took plaee
in Limeriok. Several persons were wounded
and the ooatest was only terminated by the
arrival of the police, who arrested a large
number of persons.
On another test vote regarding the treatment
of the press the Government has been sustained
by 100 majority. The bill conferring on the
Government the power of appointing all may
ors, has passed by 45 majoriLy.
On the 20th the Duke DeCazes, in urging
the postponement of an Interpellation on For
eign affairs, submitted by an ultramontane
deputy, declared the apprehension that peace
might be disturbed which had recently mani
fested themselves, were unfounded. The Gov
ernment was solicitonus for the welfare and
spiritual independence of the Pope, but at the
same time sincerely desired to maintain rela
tions of harmony and friendship with Italy.
The Government would labor incessantly to
prevent' misunderstandings with any power,
for peace was necessary to the prosperity of
France. The Duke said he made the above
statement with the fall concurrence of Presi
dent MacMahon. A motion to postpone the
interpellation was carried.
General Domingues, who commanded the
Government troops at Cartagena, has opened
the campaign against the Carliste in Valencla.
The Government has this week suppressed three
Republican papers published in Madrid.
THE Two WARI.
lIs olland each has a war on
East. Dispatches from
chinsse continne a dee
ce to the ooopation of their
Dutch. They recently attacked
the p position held by the invaders,
but met wi a repulse. The Dutch army has
The English troops on the gold coast in
Africa, operating against the Ashantees, are
suffering terribly from disease. The soldiers
die within a few hours after being attacked.
WAsnirNo.N.-Thle ,Senate has been all the
week engaged in the discnssion of the FinanA
cial question. Several remarkable speeches
were delivered, those from Gen. Gordon, of
Georgia, and Carl Schbrs, of Missouri, receiv
ing marked attention. The nomination of
Judge Waite, of Ohio, as Chief Justice of the
United States, was confirmed on the 2'th by
the following vote: yeas 63, not voting and
The House has been engaged on the Finnn
vial and I'ransportation questions. On the
20th it spent the day wrangling over a
new rule proposed to be added to the rules,
and intended to choke off motions to suspend
the rules on all sorts of fancy propositions.
The right to make this motien only occurs on
Mondays and during the last ten days of the
session. The Democrats opposed the new role
as an infraction on the rights of the minority,
and was backed by some prominent Iepublih
cans, including Dawes. The rule, however,
was finally adopted by a small majority.
MiestssIPrt.-The Supreme Court having
decided the late eleotion constitutional, Guy.
Ames and all other oflcers elected entered on
their duties last week. The House organized
on the 20th with Shader, colored, as Speaker.
OoRelA.--The joint resolutions of the Gen
eral Assembly, condemnatory of the eiril
rights bill, passed. The resolutions affirm that
the efeoc ou the passage of the bill will be to
break up the public school system in Georgia.
All appropriatiations will be withheld by the
Legislature sbould the bill pass.
Tsxas.-Gov. Davis having yielded to the
newly elected officers, peace prevails. Davis
intends to apply to Judge Weods of the Federal
Court for an injunction. The contest for
United States Senator increases in interest.
There are now five candidates in the field
Throckmorton, Reagan, DeMorse, Maxey and
Flournoy. The following resolution was
adopted in the House :
Whereas, Peace now prevails throughout the
State of Texas, and the Capitol is no longer a
fortrees or arsenal of arms, therefore, be it
Beseoed., That the Sergeant-at-arms be re
quired to cauose the artillery now standing on
the bill and oommanding the good city of Aus
tin, to be removed to some other place, or to
somle other position of the Capitol grounds,
where they will peacefully sleep the sleep that
knows no warlike waking.
DERTnUCTIOSN n Ics.--Befae, .: Y., Jan.
2L.--The weather and high water, caused the
ice in Buffalo River to move about 11 o'eloeo
this morning, piling it up in such fereeagaista
the bridge at Ohio street, as to carry away
that strong structure, and in its course swee
nlog ten first claw vessels down the stream
piling them in one mass against Micligab
street bridge. The bowsprits of the vessels Ia
their rapid course carried away the lower
part of the Plympton elevator, and inilited
serious damage to the City and Niagara eleva
tore, and completely demolished the sheds. e
the New York Central Railroad Company. T1e
loss is estimated at ,1,000,U00.
SmarVATrox AND CANmnar.asM AsOno Ibe
DIANS.-A dispatch from Minnesota states thab
the Indians at Vermillion Lake are dying .o
starvation. They have eaten two elisrsa en
one man. The scarcity of game and thefailles
of the wild rice crops are the cause. Te
claim that the Government failed to send tbe
usnal aepply of provisions. A band of Indias
are coming nto the settlement for relief.
Tnu LourtalxA QuzsTiro.--This case wat
be reached in the Senate next Tuesday. It i
almost certain that a new election will be
ordered, such leading Radicals as Carpeates
and Butler favoring this solution, as also, i ia'
thought, the President himself. Moutaom
opposed to it.
Father Oieeen's Leeture Monday venings
THE GREAT WUORKS OF TIHIE I5TR (OF MIlRC.
As already announced, the Rev. ii. Oiesm.
C. 89. R., will lecture to-morrow, Monday eve
ning, at 7 o'clock, in St. Alphonsns Hlal, fee
the benefit of the works under the iatronsge
of the Sisters of Mercy. Of Father Gieses'
merits as an orator and lecturer it is unneee
sary for us to speak,-lis fame being, in tIh
country, co-extensive with that of the saeb
Order of which he is so useful a member.
Since his transfer from St. Alphonsus' Cos
vent to the missionary house at Chatawa,
Father GOlesen has been continually travelhsg
through the South giving misasions. That, he
everywhere moved the hearts of the people;
awakened the indifferent to a re4llsatioms
of their peril, and the good to increased few
vor and seal, all who have ever listened to hie
words of earnest exhortation will understaem.
In Memphis, so great was the anxiety of the
people to follow the mission given by him, tbst
hundreds of persona found it imposasble eve.
to get standing room at the doors of the
churches when be preached.
As be will give this, his first and only lee
ture, for the purpose of assisting the Stiles.
of Mercy in their works, our readers will justly
coaclude that he considers these works of grest
importanoe. Whether they are or not, we wMl
leave to each of our readers to judge for hib
self after reading the following brief sketch.
The House of Mercy was opened January
93d, 1872. Since then over three hundred
women and yonug girls have found a home
within its walls, the average residense of
each being about five weeks. The young girls
are taught trades, and the women are provided
with situations in respectable families, the
Sisters having a record on which is en
tered the name of any party making appli
cation for a trustworthy servant. If a asit
able person be not in the intititution, the
Sisters, front among the large number of poe.
persons they know, soon find one. This wowk
was commenced in March last-ten months
ago-since which time over 07) persons have
been placed in good situations. The idea that
the Sisters exact payment for their services ia
getting servants for families is altogetbher
erroneous. Having only one resource-the
charity of the faithful-they, of course, woald
refuse no donation, but that they do not esaet
compensation is proved by the fact that only
or, a half dozen occasions did they receive an
remnneption, and then it was voluntary or.
the part of the persons beuefitted.
One of the chief works of the Sisterhoo. ,.
the visiting of the sick and the poor. '~Yv
800 families have received their genesona as
sistance, many of them residing at great dis
tances from the Convent, some in Gretna
others in Bouligny and Algiers and others in
the lower parts of the city.
The Sisters have charge of th. parochial
girls' school, and also teach music, painting.
embroidery, needlework, etc.
With this record of a few of the works of
the Sisters before them, we sincerely believe
that not one of our readers, if he can spare
the amount, will hesitate about purchasing the
pleasure of hearing, to morrow evening, our
great Redemptorist misasioner.
The New York World says that the Mayor of
Chicago having a bad habit of getting up " a
corner on swear words," one o. the churobes
publicly prayed for him on last Sunday y.